Rockfax Description
The superb thin crack in the left wall of the bay is approached from Slime Chimney. It gives sustained jamming and is "much harder than the Mau Mau" (which is E4 6a!). © Rockfax

Hank Pasquill 1977

Ticklists: Lancashire's Finest, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Ultimate E3 ticklist.

Stefan_TR 20/Jul/17 Lead dog

Midge fest tonight! Found this pretty hard for E3 but it is very well protected so the grade seems fair.

Flavio 06/May/17 2nd β
Hidden 06/May/17 Lead dog
Graeme Hammond 11/Apr/17 Lead RP

Burnt out on the O/S attempt and had a rest near the top having failed to read the crux sequence quickly enough, abseiled for gear and re-led after a rest. Fantastic, did a direct start up the arête rather than up the chimney that improved it even further with an extra couple of hard moves.

with Matt G
samrad 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Dominique
Hidden 08/Sep/15 2nd dog
Nick1812P 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Jake
MichaelGallimore 05/Sep/15 Lead G/U

My foot slipped.

with jon lawson
GPN 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

WiltonFest - Hard!

Jake Young 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Found the top awkquard. good route

with Nick
harry_lewis 05/Sep/15 Lead dog
with Fran
robman 21/Jul/15 Lead RP

fell off years ago, did it this time.

tomB 21/Jul/15 2nd dog
Leo Woodhead 01/Jul/14 Lead RP

What a route! Absolutely class crack climbing. Tough but well protected. Got it clean on my 3rd attempt. Well chuffed as I've not done too many hard finger cracks!

with Jim Rogers
John Nuttall 05/May/14 2nd

Arrived at the top after 3 rests on the rope. Led on site 1985. Had fun both times.

with Geoff
mcb ?/May/14 TR dog


with Geoff Mann
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd dog
DavidR 20/Jul/13 Lead dog

Two points of resting, but ultimately did all the moves. A brutal climb, and a bit disappointing...definitely not a 3-star route.

khawk 06/May/13 Lead dog
with DT
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 06/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Very nice route, can't remember any of the moves from last time, so could almost have called it an onsite. But alas no.

david morse 30/May/12 Lead O/S

Glad to get this one, been on the hit list for a while. Plenty of thought-provoking moves...

with Polly
will9911 29/May/12 Lead O/S
with Simon
efrance24234 26/May/12 TR rpt


pie_eater_pete 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 26/Mar/12 2nd
with pete sargeant
akhughes 14/Nov/11 -
gregoritos 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
will9911 27/Jul/11 TR O/S
with ade
johnny20whales 01/Jul/11 TR
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Lead
stevebarratt 03/May/11 Lead
with Thomas Mills Richmond
Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JulesV 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Chi Cheng ??/2010 2nd dog

Aid Climbed, pulled sat on rope, pulled again and resat on rope all the way up.

Hidden 12/May/09 2nd dog
Hidden 12/May/09 2nd
datoon 01/Jul/08 Lead dog
with K
nige 06/May/08 Lead
with adam ellwood
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Tony Little 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Lucy Ellis
robman 08/Apr/07 2nd dog

took one rest, crux is definately at the top, n its not over till its over...

with Tim
middlevern ??/2007 Lead rpt
with Mike Blood
mattnuttall 04/May/06 Lead β

lead on Al's runners

with Alan Holden
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead dog
mattish2000 ??/2005 TR dog
with Nick
datoon 07/Sep/04 TR RP

Fell off from the top moves - so didn't finish but managed on top rope!!!

Apharri ?/Jul/04 2nd β
with Dave Wharton
Hidden 25/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 24/Sep/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles, Alan Bowring
goi.ashmore 16/Jun/95 Lead O/S

Had a gripper with a stuck finger! Harder than the Mau Mau, done the day before

with Matt Hirst
Hidden ??/1995 -
John Southworth ?/Jul/94 Lead RP
neilh ??/1994 -
Sean Kelly ?/May/93 Lead

The direct start is 6b and nicely technical, but the finish is scary!

with Pete Carmichael
mattnuttall 27/Jul/92 2nd β
with Alan Holden
mattnuttall 15/May/92 Lead β
Hidden ??/1992 TR
keefe 20/Sep/91 -
mattnuttall 01/Sep/91 Lead β

took flyer.. lowered off, climbed clean

with Gareth Parry
Rich Kirby ??/1989 Lead
BigHairyIan 01/Oct/88 2nd dog

Teamed up with a bloke in the quarry.

Neil McA 22/Jul/86 Lead O/S
with Tom Lewis
tmawer ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Andy
Martin Bennett 01/Sep/83 -
with Mick Lovatt
Mark Kemball 23/May/82 Lead
with Dave Abbey
Hammy 07/May/80 2nd
with Rob Lawson
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