14m.

Rockfax Description
The classic of the quarry. From Falling Crack, swing right to the thin seam in the smooth face and climb this with difficulty as it develops into a shallow groove, then to ledges and an easy escape. The Direct Start is also 6a and adds to the pump. © Rockfax

FA. Ken Powell 1964 FFA. Hank Pasquill 1969

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Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Ultimate E3 ticklist, Wilton wanderers, Definitive *** Lancs Grit

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river_lucy 23 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: What a fantastic route! Beautiful climbing. Should be better known, but I'm quite glad it isn't as there's no polish.
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βeta: What a fantastic route! Beautiful climbing. Should be better known, but I'm quite glad it isn't as there's no polish.
Fiend 20 Sep, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Splendid! Considerably more amenable and less draining than it looks, with some great moves. Fans of gastons and rock-overs will be in their element. Very well protected with Peenuts in particular.
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βeta: Splendid! Considerably more amenable and less draining than it looks, with some great moves. Fans of gastons and rock-overs will be in their element. Very well protected with Peenuts in particular.
Andy Farnell 4 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Absolute all time classic. The direct start is 6a and adds to the oveall experience.
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βeta: Absolute all time classic. The direct start is 6a and adds to the oveall experience.
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Gus 7 Jul Lead
with Vicky hurley
with Vicky hurley
g1m147 28 May 2nd
with Mick.
with Mick.
BTphonehome 23 May 2nd Great climbing. Quality moves between rests. Followed Ash and then Andy so must be sharp end next..
Great climbing. Quality moves between rests. Followed Ash and then Andy so must be sharp end next..
Hidden 23 May Lead dog
themattyshep 29 Apr Lead rpt Pumpyyyyyy need more fitness
Pumpyyyyyy need more fitness
luke_blazejewski 29 Mar TR dog
George Frisby 29 Mar TR dog Start of Luke's proj, lush in the morning sun.
Start of Luke's proj, lush in the morning sun.
DenzelLN 28 Feb TR RP Little project, nice route.
Little project, nice route.
Simon Rackley ?Feb Lead rpt
with Dan Nobblet
with Dan Nobblet
Hidden 22 Nov, 2018 Lead G/U
Hidden 1 Sep, 2018 2nd β
Dave Turnbull, BMC 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
with Debbie Birch
with Debbie Birch
Jmpollard 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Brilliant! Dead pleased with this!
Brilliant! Dead pleased with this!
jackob 1 Sep, 2018 Lead dog Next time
Next time
themattyshep 1 Sep, 2018 Lead β fell off the crux first go! got back on 10 mins later and did it
with Amy L
fell off the crux first go! got back on 10 mins later and did it
with Amy L
debsb 1 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Dave Turnbull
with Dave Turnbull
Laurabrown 11 Aug, 2018 2nd dog
with Sam Parker
with Sam Parker
g1m147 24 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 7 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Flavio 2 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
khawk 2 Sep, 2017 Lead dog
with DT&MJ
with DT&MJ
petegunn 26 Aug, 2017 TR Shunt. Direct start.
Shunt. Direct start.
Martin Haworth 29 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Brannock 29 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 25 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Pleased to get this fairly easily, felt 5c
Pleased to get this fairly easily, felt 5c
Andy Peak 1 25 Oct, 2016 2nd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 24 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 23 Sep, 2016 Lead On Theo's gear
On Theo's gear
samrad 17 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Dominique
with Dominique
pie_eater_pete 16 Sep, 2016 Lead
Longsufferingropeholder 23 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
pie_eater_pete 18 Jul, 2016 -
JendeHoxar 14 Jul, 2016 Lead RP
with Tony
with Tony
Dave Warburton 26 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 10 Sep, 2015 2nd dog
with John
with John
JendeHoxar 5 Sep, 2015 2nd dog
with John
with John
GPN 5 Sep, 2015 Lead β WiltonFest
with Gavin, redshapedfriday
WiltonFest
with Gavin, redshapedfriday
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
gav 5 Sep, 2015 2nd β Having seen a few people do the crux, it went quite smoothly for me.
Having seen a few people do the crux, it went quite smoothly for me.
Hidden 5 Sep, 2015 TR O/S
Derek Furze 27 Aug, 2015 2nd Tough and brilliant
with Duncan Parker
Tough and brilliant
with Duncan Parker
Longsufferingropeholder 8 Aug, 2015 Lead G/U Ran out of beans and took a huge fall last year. Went much better this time. Best just to get on with it.
with C May
Ran out of beans and took a huge fall last year. Went much better this time. Best just to get on with it.
with C May
Hidden 8 Aug, 2015 2nd dog
JendeHoxar 11 Jun, 2015 2nd dog
Hidden 11 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Jonny Nick 6 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
mattnuttall 5 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt Always good... Bit stiff for a first route of the morning early season. Dave noticed that flake jug below overlap - corner very creaky... Probably going to snap on someone soon.
Always good... Bit stiff for a first route of the morning early season. Dave noticed that flake jug below overlap - corner very creaky... Probably going to snap on someone soon.
Chris Reid 12 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt
with Nick Meek
with Nick Meek
Si Witcher 12 Jul, 2014 TR O/S Shunted. Via direct start.
Shunted. Via direct start.
John Gale 14 Apr, 2014 2nd β
dyno_king ??, 2014 2nd O/S
cooperman 25 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S tough move to stand on the flat hold. v good gear
with Greg Foster
tough move to stand on the flat hold. v good gear
with Greg Foster
Hidden 22 May, 2013 TR
khawk 7 Jul, 2012 Lead dog
with datoon
with datoon
Diggler 25 Jun, 2012 Lead rpt Got it second go should have had the onsight
with Calder
Got it second go should have had the onsight
with Calder
Calder 25 Jun, 2012 2nd
with Diggler
with Diggler
will9911 29 May, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
nick bamber 5 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with mike entwistle
with mike entwistle
efrance24234 30 Apr, 2012 Lead rpt
Daz75 ??, 2012 -
petegunn 1 Dec, 2011 Lead Excellent, the second crux is just a slightly harder version of the 1st one. well protected
Excellent, the second crux is just a slightly harder version of the 1st one. well protected
Hidden 1 Dec, 2011 2nd
lancashirelass 1 Sep, 2011 2nd
with kjbix
with kjbix
kjbix 1 Sep, 2011 Lead
James Oswald 9 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Really good. Took a rest as I couldn't read the crux. Should've got it clean! Awesome lower and upper crux.
Really good. Took a rest as I couldn't read the crux. Should've got it clean! Awesome lower and upper crux.
gregoritos 9 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 28 Jun, 2011 Lead
Rich Guest 28 Jun, 2011 Lead Wow, just realised it's seven years since I naively attempted this! So here I was again, 2011, with a much better concept of how to go about placing solid pro and steaming into cunning 6a manoevers above it! Wicked! :)
Wow, just realised it's seven years since I naively attempted this! So here I was again, 2011, with a much better concept of how to go about placing solid pro and steaming into cunning 6a manoevers above it! Wicked! :)
Rob Davies 28 Jun, 2011 2nd dog Several thin moves
Several thin moves
JasRY 26 Jun, 2011 Lead dog A superb route, will be back to lead again at some point!
with Paul Coxon
A superb route, will be back to lead again at some point!
with Paul Coxon
akhughes 14 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S good route, but never E3 or 6a. standard E2 5c
good route, but never E3 or 6a. standard E2 5c
stevebarratt 3 May, 2011 Lead O/S
with Thomas Mills Richmond
with Thomas Mills Richmond
Simon Rackley ?May, 2011 Lead stunnning line, 3 good rests with lots of gear.
with macca pacca
stunnning line, 3 good rests with lots of gear.
with macca pacca
Hidden 21 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Simon Rackley ??, 2011 -
Hidden 30 Aug, 2010 Lead
JulesV 21 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Direct start
with Shauna Cunningham
Direct start
with Shauna Cunningham
ojp 7 Aug, 2010 2nd did the direct start, couldnt manage the mantle
did the direct start, couldnt manage the mantle
Hidden 7 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
techcs 22 Jul, 2010 TR rpt 1st climb, difficult, 2nd OK, 3rd easy.
1st climb, difficult, 2nd OK, 3rd easy.
Marti999 21 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Andrew1 11 Jun, 2010 2nd
with Tom N
with Tom N
TomPR ?May, 2010 Lead
Toby Dunn ?May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Tom Randall
with Tom Randall
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Jan, 2010 -
dave mann ??, 2010 Lead rpt
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Jacob Bloodworth ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2009 2nd
Hidden ?Jun, 2009 TR
Fred Sergeant 2 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with Jim Holmes
with Jim Holmes
kingholmesy ??, 2009 Lead O/S
with Brian
with Brian
sarah13 ??, 2009 2nd O/S
with pete40
with pete40
derico 14 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S One of my favourite routes and first onsight of the grade. Perfect crack and face climbing all the way, very pleased to get this!
with Dave Hollows
One of my favourite routes and first onsight of the grade. Perfect crack and face climbing all the way, very pleased to get this!
with Dave Hollows
Hidden 30 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
chris m fisher 30 Jun, 2008 2nd
with Andy Smith
with Andy Smith
Andrew1 30 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
DavidR 31 May, 2008 Lead O/S First clean, onsight E3 lead...and first 6a too! Awesome route.
First clean, onsight E3 lead...and first 6a too! Awesome route.
Hidden 31 May, 2008 Lead rpt
Stig 8 May, 2008 2nd dog Had hard time getting foot onto crucial rockover hold
with Chris
Had hard time getting foot onto crucial rockover hold
with Chris
chrishedgehog ?May, 2008 Lead dog Led with a fall, not "falls"!
with James
Led with a fall, not "falls"!
with James
Mad as a Hatter ?Apr, 2008 2nd RP first time outdoors!
first time outdoors!
gregoritos ?Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with gav ?
with gav ?
Tony Little 21 Apr, 2007 2nd
with Lucy Ellis
with Lucy Ellis
middlevern ??, 2007 Lead O/S
with Mike Blood
with Mike Blood
Hidden ??, 2007 -
jonnyboy 27 Sep, 2006 Lead dog one rest
with jscoles
one rest
with jscoles
Hidden 14 May, 2005 Lead O/S
datoon 7 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
with RT
with RT
nige 13 Jul, 2004 Lead
with mark hounslea
with mark hounslea
Apharri ?Jul, 2004 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
with Dave Wharton
Hidden ?Jul, 2004 Lead dnf
Adam Lincoln ??, 2002 Lead
Carl Smethurst 23 Sep, 2001 2nd
with Ian Pickles
with Ian Pickles
Chris Reid 15 Sep, 2001 Lead O/S
with Rob Muirhead
with Rob Muirhead
Hidden 23 Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
uphillnow 12 Jun, 2000 -
Carl Smethurst 10 Apr, 1999 2nd
with Ian Pickles
with Ian Pickles
Mick King 28 Jul, 1998 2nd dog
with Karl Lunt
with Karl Lunt
Roget 8 Apr, 1996 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 16 Jun, 1995 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
with Matt Hirst
John Southworth ?Jun, 1995 Lead O/S
Hammy 18 Apr, 1995 2nd
with Colin Struthers
with Colin Struthers
Hidden ??, 1995 2nd dog
Neil McA 16 Aug, 1994 2nd rpt
with Clive Davis
with Clive Davis
Neil McA 16 Aug, 1994 2nd rpt
with Clive Davis
with Clive Davis
Andy Farnell ??, 1994 Lead O/S Date a rough guess. Did the direct version, no harder IMHO. Easy E3
Date a rough guess. Did the direct version, no harder IMHO. Easy E3
CBA ??, 1994 -
Mick King 19 Oct, 1993 Lead dog
with Simon Walsh
with Simon Walsh
mattnuttall 17 Aug, 1993 2nd rpt
with Alan Holden
with Alan Holden
Stoney Boy 6 Jun, 1993 2nd O/S
with accynez
with accynez
mattnuttall 11 May, 1993 Lead O/S
with Alan Holden
with Alan Holden
Tony Little 6 May, 1993 Lead O/S
with Merk
with Merk
NickJH ??, 1993 Lead
with NCrawshaw
with NCrawshaw
Hidden 12 Jul, 1992 2nd
whispering nic 22 Oct, 1991 Lead
with slow hand nick
with slow hand nick
Carl Smethurst 1 Jun, 1991 2nd
with Ian Pickles
with Ian Pickles
D Tempest 26 Apr, 1991 Lead
with Rick
with Rick
mattnuttall ?Oct, 1990 TR
with Alan Holden
with Alan Holden
Hidden 12 Jul, 1990 2nd
Hidden ?Apr, 1990 Lead
mik1miller ??, 1990 Lead O/S
with derek johnson
with derek johnson
Hidden 22 Jun, 1989 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave ?Jan, 1989 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave ?Jan, 1989 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave ?Jan, 1989 2nd
Rich Kirby ??, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 1988 Lead
goshawk ?Jun, 1988 Lead
with JI
with JI
Sean Kelly ?Jun, 1988 2nd
with Gary Thornhill & Duncan Lee
with Gary Thornhill & Duncan Lee
steve taylor ?Oct, 1987 TR
with Nick Smith (BB)
with Nick Smith (BB)
Neil McA 21 Jul, 1986 Lead O/S
with Tom Lewis
with Tom Lewis
neilh 10 May, 1986 Lead
with dave marsh
with dave marsh
Rob Seymour 5 Aug, 1985 Lead O/S
with Dave Bennett, Jim Seymour
with Dave Bennett, Jim Seymour
Seymore Butt ??, 1985 Lead
with Ian Fenton
with Ian Fenton
tmawer ??, 1985 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 6 Oct, 1984 2nd
with Mike Arnold
with Mike Arnold
Hidden 26 Sep, 1984 2nd
Hidden 7 Jun, 1984 Lead
phil64 ??, 1984 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 1 Sep, 1983 - Hard!
with Mick Lovatt
Hard!
with Mick Lovatt
Mark Kemball 27 Jun, 1983 2nd
with Paul Clark
with Paul Clark
Mark Kemball 9 Apr, 1983 TR
with Paul Clark
with Paul Clark
Mark Kemball 21 Aug, 1980 Lead
with Paul Clark
with Paul Clark
Mark Kemball 26 Jul, 1977 Lead dnf
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Low E3
High E2
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High 6b
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Mid 6a
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High 5c
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Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Dogged
Repeated
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Redpoint
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