Rockfax Description
Layback the pointed flake then climb straight up the wall to Eastern Terrace. Move left along ledges then step back right to enter and climb the upper groove. © Rockfax

FA. Ray Evans 1964

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

benrhyd 12/Oct/17 Lead
with jonathon goves
Allan Winstanley 25/Jul/17 Lead
with Ken
Robin Nichols 08/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with robin
melv 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Fi
tmawer 16/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Chris Cunningham, Eric
BTphonehome 31/May/17 Lead O/S
with Kasha
Harry Padley 26/May/17 Lead O/S
radddogg 25/May/17 Lead O/S
tomlake 24/May/17 2nd

not the best

with Brendan Edwards
yossarian714 10/May/17 2nd β
Carl Smethurst 10/May/17 Lead O/S
with Tom Butlin
Trevorek ?/May/17 Lead O/S
with Zaheer (Spiderdude)
neilfish 18/Apr/17 2nd
Lazer sk eh 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/17 2nd rpt
Alfie Maun 27/Mar/17 2nd O/S
mrphilipoldham 24/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Nice start, easy unprotected middle then a barely adequetly protected top bit. Took me a good while to figure out a way up, but got it in the end! Hairy!

Paul Hy 24/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Phil O
Jan.Hrb 23/Oct/16 Lead
with Matus
matus 23/Oct/16 2nd
pauldrew 05/Oct/16 2nd
with Kevin Sales
Flavio 02/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Jonathan Richardson 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
erkershaw 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 31/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with rob hunt
Dave Richards 14/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with PMC
Hidden 12/Jul/16 2nd
NeilGriffiths 27/Jun/16 -
with John Sealy
UnkArl 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Debbie
Hidden 17/May/16 2nd O/S
MatthewH 17/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/16 2nd O/S
Oliver Livesey 07/May/16 2nd RP
jonathan_doyle 07/May/16 Lead O/S

Tough start, pretty much campused on small crimps to get going. Very run out, one piece of gear until 2/3 of the way up. Top section was great, took some figuring out but good fun.

with Matthew Morris, Charlie Mpetha
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2016 -
Barrie Schofield II 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
cem 16/Aug/15 2nd rpt
robman 13/Aug/15 Lead rpt
ianburton 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Dave Richards 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Tom Rodgers
scottmarcberry ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
scottmarcberry ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
bantamdave 30/Apr/15 2nd O/S

tough start

with Alison Athrol, Katie
katiet 30/Apr/15 2nd
with Alison Athroll, Dave Price
philgillespie 14/Mar/15 2nd
switch 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Leanne
Hidden 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S
maumau 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Swotson 20/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Richard
metcalfe1990 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Adam Coles 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Phil
philgillespie 09/Jul/14 2nd
drolex 25/Jun/14 2nd

Crappy start, very easy middle, hard end with a stretch which is a punishment for being short (might have missed something though): silly route in my opinion

Rob Davies ?/Jun/14 2nd
with Mike Jones
g1m147 18/May/14 Lead
with Mick.
ben.phillips 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Hard start and end but the middle seemed OK.

andy_e 15/May/14 2nd rpt
with Ben Phillips
colin milton 30/Apr/14 2nd
with shaun l
Danny Crump 03/Apr/14 Lead
with Adam Makintosh, Joe Redhead
thelps ??/2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
snapperdan 14/Sep/13 2nd
khalidq 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Very thin gear until half way.

bgreen3761 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jacob Forshaw 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
joeldering 01/Aug/13 Lead

felt quite bold, but the climbing not too hard at the grade (at least once you're off the ground)

Sol Armer 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Metalbear 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
pastep 14/Jul/13 Lead

A little stiff

with Darren W
kkris 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Graham
RobEdwards 06/Jul/13 2nd
Cruty Rammers 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Very trick start, took a few goes to get on it. Wasn't too happy on the first third as gear is very sparse, on balancey ledges. Quite enjoyed the top, needed a bit of thought though. Very exposed belay at the top!

with mattius
Lenny 06/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Phil .N
David Kay 20/May/13 Lead O/S
Moritz L 20/May/13 2nd O/S
monkeyman79 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Dirty, oily puddle near the top. Sums up the route really

with mike hargreves
stratandrew 01/May/13 2nd

tricky move at top off the big ledge.

mcb ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/13 Lead O/S
gpcomps 20/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Kinsley
will9911 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 02/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Will
JonnoP 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jess
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd dnf
pchaplin 01/Apr/12 2nd
Mike Hood 25/Mar/12 2nd
peaker16 24/Mar/12 Lead
chris_B 16/Mar/12 Lead
hamish2016 16/Mar/12 2nd
with chris_B
DANBO 15/Mar/12 Lead rpt

a trick start for short climbers, fairly bold if you don't mess about fiddling with little dirty cracks trying to get something in or straying off line for side runners, the top is tricky for VS but the holds really are there, trust me and just go for it

MichaelGallimore ??/2012 Lead dnf

Scared myself faffing about looking for gear that wasn't there. 2/3 of the way up was the second crux, ok protection, but couldn't quite reach the essential hold so gave up and finished on Fingernail to the left.

with Pete
agibb 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

A disgusting adventure

Jackspratt 10/Oct/11 Lead O/S

intriguing start in the wet but too many soggy ledges should have used my B2s

jamesrogers ?/Sep/11 -
Allan Winstanley 25/Aug/11 Lead

Found the start very strenuous. Think I went a bit off route (to the left) after this. From the ledge, the move to get into the groove quite committing. No protection once in the groove.

with Chris
ChrisH.19 25/Aug/11 2nd
with Allan
Rob Davies 07/Aug/11 Lead

Another Prow route that seems hard for the grade

Martin Davies 03/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Tim Rogers
bigbirdflying 01/Aug/11 Lead
with Dean
Plenk ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

The first 4 meters was fun, the rest was just rubbish. gear and cracks are very sparse, just horizontal shelves with not much inbetween. Wont be doing it again!

with Jim
Hidden 28/Jul/11 Solo O/S
lancashirelass 14/Jul/11 2nd
with kjbix
kjbix 14/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Solo O/S
miles01 14/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead
andy_e 21/May/11 AltLd O/S
climbingchica 29/Apr/11 2nd dog

see notes on eastern terrace

jamesgodwin64 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

for a vs its insane, i followed the line in westen grit (might be my down fall) i only had two bits of gear in (no side runners) for 2/3 of the way climbing over big ledges off balance, but the top had a nice long crack/s with plenty of safe gear, not my cup of tea for the first 2/3 though!

bexyboo 17/Apr/11 -
andy_e 28/Mar/11 TR O/S


Hidden 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
OliBangbala 19/Feb/11 2nd dog

Struggled with the start, struggled with the middle dead by the end not my best climb

pbphil169 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd O/S
JasRY 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Wilson
Richard Alderton 17/Sep/10 2nd
with JB
Hidden 17/Sep/10 Lead
joe.91 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Pete Reid, Thomas Reid
bigglesbutcha 02/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Brian Hull
Hidden 08/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd
clive-greenwood 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
Ianwesterby 27/May/10 2nd
with Leo
Leo Woodhead 27/May/10 Lead O/S

Had a bit of a nightmare on this route. Very wandering, but the main problem was how green it was. It was covered in guff. It was really difficult to trust any foot placements. It freakerd me out a bit. Either way got up it but not my favourite climbing experience!!!

with Ian W
richorme 16/May/10 2nd rpt
with Bill Watson
Hidden 05/May/10 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Ryder
rylett 21/Apr/10 Lead
with Dave Heaton
Dave Heaton 21/Apr/10 2nd
mbambi 19/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with steve
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Hidden 10/Sep/09 -
Rachel S 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
mike reed 13/Aug/09 Lead
richorme 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Watson
iccy 03/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Harris
Andybfc 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Ben
bbangbala 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S

I never want to hear the words 'bold at the top' again! I came close to decking out on the ledge from the last move. Apart from being pretty dirty it's a nice route, but worth taking time to find the right holds!

with Andy Chambers
ColinD 13/Apr/09 2nd
with NickA, JohnN
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
nepsoi999 23/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
psychicbread 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Max
Diggler 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Calder 10/Jun/08 2nd
with Mark
spacey 20/May/08 Lead O/S
cem 18/May/08 2nd
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/08 2nd
TonyP ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with KENNY
datoon ??/2008 Solo O/S
Shad ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Mark Collins 04/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dean Lindsey
Hidden 04/May/07 2nd O/S
Tony Little 03/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead O/S
robman 04/May/06 2nd O/S

bold! for a vs

with Tim
dave mann ??/2006 Lead O/S
wahniel ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire
Hidden 27/Jul/05 Solo
A Crook 05/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Stig ?/Apr/03 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/1999 -
Martin Bennett 20/May/98 -
with MT
Hidden ??/1998 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/95 Solo
Andy Say 27/May/95 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/93 2nd O/S
Martin Bennett 20/Aug/92 -
with SF
tapley 21/May/91 Lead
with Alison Tapley
craig h 05/May/91 Solo O/S
mattnuttall ?/Mar/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
Hidden ??/1989 Lead
goi.ashmore 11/Jul/88 Solo O/S
Enty ??/1988 -
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/87 Lead rpt

Had seconded it the previous year

with Bernadette
BigHairyIan 20/Aug/85 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/84 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 28/Apr/79 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1972 -
Dave Westby ??/1963 Lead
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