Rockfax Description
From under the hook stride right (tricky to avoid the tempting metal-work) then climb straight up to rejoin Fingernail. © Rockfax

FA. Ray Evans 1964

Maddie 02/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Not a severe

mrphilipoldham 27/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Brad Jackson
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 29/Aug/17 Lead rpt
DenzelLN 25/Jul/17 2nd O/S

Hard for a severe! Good to second.

radddogg 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Total sandbag at the grade. Starts and finishes up the hardest parts of Fingernail which is also a massive sandbag. VS isn't unreasonable for both of these.

Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 25/Jul/17 Lead rpt
JdotP 18/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Doctor Deadwood
Hidden 16/Jul/17 2nd
JackW 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Liam
bryce.dorin 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Andy
Leofallon 11/May/17 2nd rpt
with Lisa Jolley
Trevorek ?/May/17 Lead O/S
with Zaheer (Spiderdude)
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with rob hunt
Hidden 12/Oct/16 Solo
Matt Reed 24/Aug/16 Lead
with Tony Jackson
C May 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S

VS in western grit book, probably HS at least

with Rosie
Hidden 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/16 2nd
tomB 05/May/16 Lead rpt
with Juliette
Hidden 05/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Oliver Livesey ??/2016 2nd
Tommy_shaw 17/Oct/15 2nd β
with Alex
jonathan_doyle 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S

VS 4c in western grit

Chris Oldfield 19/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Not severe. I was still being a wimp backing off

Hidden 06/Aug/15 2nd
Dave Richards 30/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Tom Rodgers
Hidden 25/Jun/15 Lead
Dave Richards 11/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with PMC
Andyjharper 02/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Good Long lead, Easily a HS - VS, Bold poorly protected until you reach the Giant hook the continuing up the crack, good protection

MartF 11/Apr/15 2nd
with Stu Spencer
D.botts87 05/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Johnny W
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
John Gale 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jillb 11/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 21/May/14 TR O/S
Martin Bennett 21/May/14 -
with Woody
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd
Mackinclimb 03/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/2014 AltLd
with Andy Dunhill, Dave Sharples
ChrisH.19 04/Sep/13 TR
with Ken L, Allan FW
Metalbear 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with ebf
pastep 14/Jul/13 2nd
with ebf
ebf 14/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Led as first route of the day, then solo-ed at the end. VS in the Western Grit guide, which is probably fair.

with Claire Stringer, Paul Stephenson
Cruty Rammers 19/Jun/13 2nd

Used the hook while removing sling.

with mattius
Amazoniangirl 07/Jun/13 Lead
Josh Hoyle 07/Jun/13 2nd
TCarrick 05/Jun/13 Lead
jordan taylor 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Mike Hood 25/Oct/12 TR
Phillau 24/Jul/12 2nd β
with Simon
bantamdave 24/Jul/12 2nd O/S


with Ade, Murray
Jack.Beech ?/Jul/12 Lead
parker236 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Awesome Climb!!

with Ric Elliot
JonnoP 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jess
Hidden 16/May/12 2nd β
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd rpt
miles01 06/May/12 Lead rpt
Clay C 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Jay
Jay C 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Clay C
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Plenk ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Followed up this one after leading Fingernail. Not too challenging as a second.

with Jim
cheeky monkey77 04/May/11 2nd
mickJ 22/Apr/11 2nd
with simon
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Good lead by Emma, with John Shaw and Rosie watching from above

with Emma
kjbix 17/Apr/11 Lead
with Martin Knight
lancashirelass 17/Apr/11 2nd
with kjbix
bexyboo 17/Apr/11 -
Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead
PeteH 25/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
tomo_tom ?/Aug/10 TR
ggflett 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Steven Bush
John Southworth 20/Jun/10 Solo
joe_lancs 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
michael burrows 18/Jun/10 TR
Jon Pilling 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ant riley 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S
richorme 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Gary Woodburn
Dave Doc 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
jmarshall 31/May/09 Lead rpt
with richard barcock
Hidden 07/May/09 Lead O/S
RCrockford 26/Apr/09 2nd
with Chris F
Hidden 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
7om ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
ksjs 04/Jul/08 2nd O/S

bit dirty but nice (oo-er)

Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead
Paul9148 31/May/08 Lead O/S

This seemed fairly stiff for an HS. Surprised to see it graded S 4a in the Lancashre guide.

with bruce (lmc)
lucasp 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
plastichead 29/Apr/08 2nd RP

Couldnt get up the first bit, the bugger

with James
alun1111 23/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/08 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
frankiesmythe ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Dave Fairweather
datoon ??/2008 Solo O/S
Shad ??/2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
dasdo ??/2008 -
mickJ 29/Sep/07 Lead
with paul r
execlimber ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Frosty 18/Jul/07 Lead
with Dan
Mark Collins 04/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dean Lindsey
Hidden 04/May/07 2nd O/S
willplatts 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Just managed to do this before the rain came in.

with Greg Rowlinson
KeithW 30/Jul/06 2nd β

Started to lead this, but wasn't happy.

with Mike Nuttall
tomB ?/Apr/06 TR O/S
robman ?/Apr/06 TR
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ??/2006 Lead
dave mann ??/2006 Lead O/S
o g tim 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S

nice moves

with mark sually
A Crook 05/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead RP
Hidden ?/May/04 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/1999 -
mcb ??/1999 Lead O/S
Howard J 08/Sep/96 TR
Phil West 18/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
Andy Say 27/May/95 Solo O/S
craig h 05/May/91 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1991 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
goi.ashmore 11/Jul/88 Solo O/S
Enty ??/1988 -
Martin Bennett 22/Apr/87 -
with Adrian Brown
Hidden 07/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden ??/1972 -
Hidden 08/Jun/66 2nd
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