Rockfax Description
Climb the narrow front of the Prow to a ledge. Move up to a good hold on the left arete and use this to swing (low) or teeter (high) round the edge and across into the groove. Climb this pleasantly to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Mick Pooler 1962

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

tomhull 12/Nov/17 Lead O/S
sadiemarsden 29/Sep/17 Lead
JendeHoxar 28/Sep/17 2nd rpt
Mike Hewitt 28/Sep/17 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 27/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Stuart Holmes
sopaz 24/Sep/17 2nd

Failed on lead and down climbed

with Deacon
deacondeacon 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
benrhyd 19/Sep/17 Lead
with Donal o muiri, Joe Barlow
Dave Rumney 22/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Bernhard
khawk 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Trickett 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Leofallon 25/Jul/17 Lead rpt
with Lisa Jolley
Darren Lam 25/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Allan Winstanley 25/Jul/17 2nd

Desperate start!

with Ken
Hidden 16/Jul/17 Lead
Robin Nichols 08/Jul/17 Solo O/S
with Roger
Hidden 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Gumery 24/Jun/17 Lead
with Claire
Hidden 24/Jun/17 2nd
tobyk 24/Jun/17 2nd
with Claire Hoolohan, Jonny
Lenny 31/May/17 2nd O/S
with Tom
Chris Hatton 25/May/17 2nd
with Steve Swift
yossarian714 10/May/17 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 10/May/17 2nd rpt
AnitaClimb 28/Apr/17 2nd
C Witter 28/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Great route, really enjoyed it! The start is probably the most technical bit, but not desperate. Wouldn't trust that peg, but there's plenty of gear before the intimidating move around the arete and jugs to the top.

with Anita
neilfish 18/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Lazer sk eh 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
ElliottB 12/Apr/17 Lead O/S

The wind made the move around to the left interesting

with Dave W
Benstar 12/Apr/17 2nd rpt
BTphonehome 10/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 10/Apr/17 2nd
with Bram
samrad 24/Mar/17 Lead O/S

interesting climbing.

with Dominique
themattyshep 08/Mar/17 Lead dnf

In A&E the night before so wasn't feeling being above the peg so down climbed

with Rob M
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 19/Oct/16 Solo O/S
pauldrew 05/Oct/16 Lead
with Kevin Sales
Barrie Schofield II 05/Oct/16 Lead O/S
AdamFreeman 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
KeenClimber 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/16 2nd
egg-man 17/Sep/16 Lead

Very hard start & struggled to clip peg.

with Paul Randell
Mark Stevenson 04/Sep/16 2nd
with Tom Hudson
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 31/Jul/16 2nd
with rob hunt
Albanian 18/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Si Higham, Lee, Norman
Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
K Mckay 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Led this no problems second time...without a hangover.

with Richard Mckay
Dave Richards 12/Jul/16 2nd dog

Complete lack of energy, could barely finish.

with Jamie King Ross
DavidR 18/Jun/16 2nd rpt
D.botts87 06/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with George
sgl 23/May/16 Lead
with will, Susie
Adam24B 19/May/16 2nd
Kris2fa 19/May/16 Lead O/S

Really nice climb despite it being fairly short

with Adam24B
atom 08/May/16 Lead O/S

Loved this, couldn't see a way directly up from the good hold on the arete so stepped round the corner and under the small bulge to place gear in the crack on left then stepped back onto the arete to continue with some rope drag.

Becks87 08/May/16 2nd O/S

Good fun. Once round the corner thought I'd come off following the gear and trying to climb up the bulge. Was fine when stepped back to the arete, it just looks a bit blank.

with Laura Zambianchi, Adam Lindley
Nafclimbsrocks 05/May/16 Lead O/S
with Sarah (LC&CC)
duncana 19/Mar/16 2nd

Good route, all good

with Pippa Archer
JendeHoxar 05/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Chris
JendeHoxar 24/Feb/16 Lead rpt

In the dark, on a still February evening. Half way up it started to snow! Definitely made for a memorable lead.

with John Rogers
john_mx 24/Jan/16 2nd

What she said below:)

Oliver Livesey ??/2016 2nd
Tommy_shaw 14/Sep/15 Lead β
Matthew Ferrier 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Matt Groom 06/Sep/15 2nd
harry_lewis 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with bstoker
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 05/Sep/15 2nd
with rob hunt
robhunt 05/Sep/15 Lead
with Matt Skeet
ladymuck 03/Sep/15 2nd dog

Rested on rope pumped...

with Maddie
Maddie 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Felt scary rocking round the corner for VS

with kim
K Mckay 16/Aug/15 2nd

Had to back off route due to severe hangover and head f***. Fine on second. 16/Aug/15 2nd
with gav
gav 16/Aug/15 Lead β

Katie lead up the first half, but couldn't pull into the groove, so we pulled the ropes and I lead to the top. Tough start.

with Katie M, Deb
robman 13/Aug/15 Lead O/S


Derek Furze 30/Jul/15 Lead

Good climbing

with Duncan Parker
redshapedfriday 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
GPN 18/Jul/15 Solo
Hidden 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Dave Richards 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with PMC
matt.stevenson 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Laurabrown 09/Jun/15 2nd
with Ben Selbie, Alec Barnett
albarnett93 09/Jun/15 2nd RP
with Ben Selbie, Laura Brown, matt.stevenson
db79 23/May/15 2nd
Nigel Bond 21/May/15 Lead
with Colin Hutton
Robaduck 10/May/15 Lead
JendeHoxar 08/May/15 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/15 Lead
jshields 19/Apr/15 2nd
TonyF 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Mike Lee
davewsargent 19/Apr/15 Lead
Leo Woodhead 15/Feb/15 Lead rpt

Repeat ascent, green towards the top.

with Joe Hook
adie84 ??/2015 -
Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
joe_lancs 01/Nov/14 Lead
Matt Amos 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Dry
thetradlad 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
BTphonehome 28/Sep/14 Lead dog
with Tony
tmawer 28/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Bram
stratandrew 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S


with Ben Slater, Clay Conlon
Clay C 17/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Andy S
Benstar 17/Sep/14 2nd
gingerwolf 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Went too high instead of going round so had to come back down

Hidden 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
jordan graham 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
David Kay 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Lancashire M.C.
maumau 31/Aug/14 Lead β
mcb 31/Aug/14 -

Just stick you neck out for a move and it all comes in fine. Can't believe i've never been on it till now.

with Sally Byrne
MatthewH 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Didn't enjoy the move around the arete.

Hidden 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
D.botts87 05/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Johnny W
g1m147 05/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd RP
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead RP
Bloke on a Rope 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Climbster 26/Jul/14 2nd β
with Ian
Swotson 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Richard
martintom 15/Jul/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 08/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Rob Hunt
JimHolmes69 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
AndyPratt88 05/Jul/14 2nd
with Jim
sarahjk ?/Jul/14 2nd
BigTone 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S

worth doing

Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
pedrosanpb 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Soren waters
Rob Davies ?/Jun/14 Lead
with Angus McLean
jonathan_doyle 28/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Joe Fennell, Alex Grieveson
joe_lancs 28/Apr/14 2nd O/S
John Gale 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/2014 AltLd
with Andy Dunhill, Dave Sharples
Hidden 14/Sep/13 -
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
AmyG 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
noemie5438 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
John Nuttall 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Steve
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/13 2nd O/S
melonmike 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jack Rotheram
khalidq 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt 20/Aug/13 2nd
Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/13 Lead β

Bob led it first and left the gear in. A surprisingly good route.

with Alan Firth, Bob Larkin, Spuzz
noah 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

I thought this was tough for the grade, especially at the mantle

with P Swire
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
joeldering 01/Aug/13 Lead
Sol Armer 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead
MikeLeeds 27/Jul/13 2nd
Elliot King LC&CC 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Great first climb at Wilton 1.A bit of exposure on the face!!

Chris Nash 09/Jul/13 Lead
Connolly8684 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Partner: Slim

Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
Matt Rowat 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Ross
bwestwood 10/Jun/13 2nd
pie_eater_pete 10/Jun/13 Lead β
with bwestwood
Danny Crump 04/Jun/13 Lead
with Ben Humphris
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
erictant 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Paul
StewartBradshaw 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S

difficult move around the arete onto the face.. scary

Seymore Butt ??/2013 -
lost.arrow 02/Sep/12 Lead
bantamdave 24/Jul/12 2nd RP


with Ade, Murray
ben1987 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S


Hidden 22/May/12 Lead rpt
bantamdave 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Ade
Amazoniangirl 15/Apr/12 TR
climbing son 15/Apr/12 TR O/S
agibb 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S
jamesrogers ?/Sep/11 -
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
bigbirdflying 01/Aug/11 Lead
with Dean
lancashirelass 27/Jul/11 2nd
with kjbix
Hidden 15/Jul/11 2nd O/S
will9911 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 13/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ade
PeteH 01/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Jude Harvie, Noel Peatfield
Hidden 24/May/11 2nd dog
bbangbala 18/May/11 Lead β
with Oli Bangbala
OliBangbala 18/May/11 2nd β


patrick-osborn 18/May/11 TR

First out-door route. Loved it!

kjbix 08/Apr/11 Lead
with Dave
eccyamigo 08/Apr/11 -

nice lead by kev,great route with milo seconding, balancey move on the mantle!!

with Milo Dog, kev wheatley
happy_c 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Awesome well exposed climb!

Hidden 28/Mar/11 2nd
dabreen 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Steeve 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with James
joe.91 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

I think i traverse way to high, mantle on the block on the left hand side. Still good though, more gear higher up would make it that much nicer though!

with Pete Reid, Thomas Reid
pie_eater_pete 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Jo
Simon Rackley ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with andy kay
JoEglington ?/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
hardoreVdiffBen 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Remus
hellboundblr 22/Jul/10 2nd
with LCCC
nic42 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with maria
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
The Bad Cough 30/Jun/10 2nd
with Christian Minett
clive-greenwood 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
bbangbala 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Tom Greenham
Diggler 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Calder
will6459 23/May/10 Lead O/S
mickJ 18/May/10 2nd
with Elliot
PeteH 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Rob Rocket 27/Apr/10 2nd
with Murray
bigglesbutcha 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Ryder
rylett 21/Apr/10 Lead
with Dave Heaton
Dave Heaton 21/Apr/10 2nd
philw ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
bwestwood ??/2010 Lead O/S
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
wahniel 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire
Hidden 10/Sep/09 -
Rob Davies 15/Aug/09 Lead

A bit startling for a VS move

Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead rpt
victim of mathematics 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S

An excellent route. The start is definitely worth 5a, and the mantel/teeter/however else you do it move is quite pushy for 4c too.

with Jim
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
bigglesbutcha 01/Jul/09 2nd β
with Rich Bostock
mickJ 25/Jun/09 Lead
with simon
akhughes 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Innes
richorme 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Paul Watson
hilty ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 30/May/09 Lead O/S

VS 5a, as in Rockfax.

with Andy
Chris Lyon 14/May/09 Lead dnf

Stepped round the corner and chickened out because of the lack of gear.

with Joules
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 07/May/09 Lead O/S
with Murray and Lee
kevin 29/Apr/09 Lead dog

hard start and had to step down for a cup of tea before finishing

with steve
RCrockford 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris F
mattish2000 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Nick H
ColinD 13/Apr/09 Lead
with NickA, JohnN
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
nia ?/Apr/09 2nd
RM199 ??/2009 2nd O/S
dicky79 01/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with James W
tomB 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Juliette
jmarshall 21/Sep/08 2nd dog
with richard barcock
Hidden 18/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/08 Lead O/S
ben84 10/Aug/08 TR O/S
with james marshall
crossdressingrodney 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Kaiser999 23/Jun/08 Lead

Moving into the final groove was at bit interesting!

with Dave C
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
jonnyboy 13/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tom C
Hidden 22/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Andrew1 10/Apr/08 Lead
with Ros
dan1stdan 16/Feb/08 TR O/S

Having no knowledge of the route I went a little too far round the corner,placing me a long way from the line of the top rope with my hand in bird crap.Very exposed but the most enjoyable climb I've had,glad I went the wrong way.

with Mark
mark2572 16/Feb/08 TR O/S

Loved it, no problems whatsoever apart from frozen fingers.

with Danny
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
frankiesmythe ??/2008 Lead O/S

Beautiful Route - good exposure

with DD
dasdo ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
wheelo 05/Oct/07 2nd

with jon
El Rabano ?/Oct/07 2nd dog
with Mike Rignall
dhdaveuk 04/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Leo
Hidden 29/Aug/07 2nd
kevin 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with steve
greylag ?/Aug/07 Lead
bigglesbutcha 07/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
jcurley 05/Jun/07 2nd
with Harry
Hidden 24/May/07 2nd
steven ?/May/07 Lead O/S

High hand hold for crux move

with Tommy
Tom Phillips 03/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jarek
Jarin 03/Apr/07 2nd
with Tom
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tomB 26/Mar/07 2nd O/S
jscoles 26/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Baker
Shad ??/2007 Lead
jscoles ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Tom Baker
k2ted 15/Oct/06 Lead O/S

very good steppin out!

with dave hogg, chris ?
Cameron13 29/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Mark
Hidden 03/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
DavidR 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Holly Adamthwaite & Steve Corcoran
KeithW 30/Jul/06 2nd dog
with Mike Nuttall
Hidden 20/Jul/06 2nd O/S
A Crook 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Stig 28/May/06 Lead rpt
with Maciek
Hidden 10/May/06 2nd
Carl Smethurst 09/May/06 2nd rpt
with Gareth Mayhead, Chris Shearlock
George Ormerod ?/May/06 2nd O/S
with Roger
Hidden ??/2006 -
datoon ??/2006 Lead O/S
dave mann ??/2006 Lead O/S
Dom Whillans ??/2006 -
chrishedgehog 18/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
o g tim 13/Sep/05 Lead RP

had seconded before, good route hidden holds

with mike reading
Hidden 06/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/05 Solo
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/04 Lead O/S
r0b 08/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Mark Humphries
Stig 03/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead O/S
Iggy_B ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with All number of people.
gonggashan ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Dave
Phil West 19/Jun/03 Lead O/S

Correct spelling should be Christeena.

with David Atherton
Mark A Humphries 14/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Rob Harper
Mark Collins 07/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Andy Timms
jsw1 07/May/03 2nd O/S
with Andy Bond
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
nige ?/Aug/02 Lead
with john buckley
Carl Smethurst 07/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles, Los Kenny
John Marsland 22/Jun/02 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 21/Jun/01 -
with Woody, SW
Neil R 23/Jul/00 Lead
with Mark
Roget 18/Jul/99 Solo O/S
with baccy, jon
innesmac ??/1999 -
Hidden 20/Apr/97 Lead
uphillnow ??/1997 Lead
SR1970 ?/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Graham Booth ?/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Andy Say 27/May/95 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
ellie macpherson ?/Aug/94 Lead

Brilliant route, just back up the old (in 1994) peg for some security.

with Helen Dingsdale
Hidden 12/Jul/93 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 20/Aug/92 -
with SF
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 08/Sep/91 Lead
with Sandra
Mick King 13/Aug/91 Solo
Mick King 29/Jul/91 Lead
with Simon Walsh
NickJH ?/Jun/91 2nd O/S
with NCrawshaw
John Marsland 14/May/90 Lead
with John Connearn
Hidden 12/May/90 2nd O/S
mattnuttall ?/Mar/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
jlancashire ??/1990 Lead
whispering nic ??/1990 -
with noj
jlancashire ??/1990 Lead
chev1n ??/1990 Lead O/S
with dave hibbert
goi.ashmore 19/Aug/89 Lead O/S
with Rob Scott
Hidden 28/Jun/88 2nd
Enty ??/1988 -
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/87 Lead rpt

Had seconded it the previous year

with Bernadette
BigHairyIan 16/Sep/84 Lead O/S
with Pete Hodson
BigHairyIan 23/Jul/84 2nd O/S
Martin Bennett 29/Jun/83 -
with Mick Donnelly
GordonHart ??/1983 2nd O/S
with John
Mark Kemball 02/Sep/82 2nd
with John Fletcher
daviesxxx ??/1980 Lead
ColinMeech ??/1980 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor 15/Jun/79 Lead
with Andy Chadwick
Mark Kemball 05/Aug/77 Lead
tmawer 30/Apr/76 Lead O/S
with Rick, Andy
Derek Ryden ??/1972 -
Hidden 19/Jun/71 Lead O/S
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