Rockfax Description
14m. The fine thin crack leads to a crusty exit. © Rockfax

FA. Paul Cropper 1978

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Dr Toph 08/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Chris Wright 07/Aug/16 -
steveboote 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Sandy gritty start that could come unstuck

with Paul Cronin
Antony Mariani 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 15/May/16 2nd RP
NickJH 30/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with LiamG
JenShelley 08/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Really dirty and poor gear

with Anne
Hidden 11/Mar/16 TR
Oliver Livesey ??/2016 2nd
atom 18/Oct/15 Lead dnf

Looked like the top of the crag had dumped all over this one, sandy as hell and very polished feet, not a good combination. Couldn't commit to first move as you are already starting at the top of an embankment and no gear

Mike Hood 01/Oct/15 Lead
with Cora
mcb 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Quite tuff for a couple of moves before the bigger holds arrive.

Hidden 06/Aug/15 Lead rpt
martintom 06/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Mark Collins 03/Aug/15 TR rpt
with Jane Sherlock, Martin Sherlock
ChrisNaylor ?/Aug/15 Lead
g1m147 15/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/15 2nd
Peter87 01/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
mitseb 07/Jun/15 2nd
martintom 28/May/15 Lead O/S
with Chris Horrocks, Chris Hart
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd O/S
Martin Davies 24/May/15 Lead O/S

Good line, one good hand jam required. More like 5a.

Hidden 24/May/15 2nd O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh ??/2015 -
ben1987 01/Nov/14 -

Thin! Loose at the top.

gav 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Was pretty dirty, and had to clean on lead as I went. Hard unprotected rockover to start feels a little spicy, but doesn't let up. Would be 2 stars when clean I think; well worth doing.

with Dave
dknibb 21/Sep/14 2nd β

Last one of the day. Very dirty! But some fun moves on second.

with Gavin
Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd O/S
petegunn 19/Aug/14 Lead

Some good climbing on the lower wall, though a bit muddy.

with Davina
noemie5438 24/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Mark
25mac06 26/Jun/14 TR
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd O/S
miles01 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sally Byrne
momonga 01/May/14 TR O/S
pbuggy91 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 07/Jul/13 2nd
Mark Collins 10/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Caroline Gillett, Derek Robinson
Derek Robinson 10/Jun/13 2nd dog
with Caroline Gillett, Mark Collins
Mark Collins 30/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Really grimey at the minute. Got a bit further than last weeks effort but I'm not climbing aswell as this time last year.

with Derek Robinson
Derek Robinson 30/Apr/13 2nd dnf
jacko120 07/Apr/13 Lead
D.botts87 03/Apr/13 TR
Rob Davies 05/May/12 Lead

Sandy but better than previous time

with Phil Ashton
Stefan Trebicki 17/Mar/12 TR
Matthew Cunningham 17/Mar/12 TR
Stefan Trebicki 20/Nov/11 TR
jimartin 20/Nov/11 TR
bigglesbutcha 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ian Selby
wrapped in bacon 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Hard for a VS

with Rob
MazElden ?/Apr/11 TR O/S
with Graeme
Hidden ?/Apr/11 TR
nepsoi999 23/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with nadeem
Hidden 04/Oct/10 Lead O/S
tomhull 04/Oct/10 2nd β

tricky, quite thin for VS

with matt harris
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd
Bumblebee Biggs 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Lenny 03/Aug/10 TR O/S
with Billy
sam2590 04/Jul/10 TR
with Gareth Cooper, Grant Fulton
fulton333 04/Jul/10 TR
with Gareth Cooper, Sam Cooper
Leo Woodhead 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ian W
Ianwesterby 17/Jun/10 2nd
with Leo
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead dog
richorme 11/May/10 2nd O/S
with Gary Woodburn
chrisboywonder 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mike Harper
philw ??/2010 -
sarah13 09/Aug/09 TR O/S

grrrrr too reachy 4 me. but still finished!

with pete40
morrisdaboss 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Took a while to work out the sequence, moves quite thin but good.

with Cecile
Hidden 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Stacy Oliver
innesmac ??/2009 -
ruggystunts 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Kev
kjbix 14/Sep/08 Lead
dicky79 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Nicola
Hidden 26/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 25/May/08 -
Rob Davies 02/Mar/08 Lead dog

Muddy and cold

with Phil Ashton
Rachel S 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Des Chadderton
Hidden 09/Feb/08 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
samking251 ??/2008 -
Neil Henson 07/Oct/07 2nd dog

Had a real struggle on this. The hangover didn't help

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Crewey-Si 31/Jul/07 2nd dog
with Rob
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tomB 25/Jan/07 2nd O/S
jonnyboy 25/Jan/07 Lead O/S
thegavster ??/2007 TR O/S
santobugito ??/2007 2nd dog
with Mike Webber
Chris Davids 07/Oct/06 2nd RP

After backing off on the lead

with Sam
samwelli 07/Oct/06 Lead dog
A Crook 13/Jul/06 2nd

easier than first appears

spyda 11/Jul/06 TR β
with Pauline L & Roger V
Mnlovett 11/Jul/06 TR O/S
robman 09/Feb/06 Lead O/S


with Tim
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/05 Solo
Hidden 30/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 03/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
csw ?/Jul/02 -
tapley 16/May/01 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hammy 10/May/01 TR
Hidden 09/May/96 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/95 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/93 2nd O/S
Neil R 23/May/93 Lead O/S
with Sharon
CBA ??/1993 -
Tony Little 30/Nov/91 Solo O/S
with Merk and Guy
whispering nic ?/Jun/90 -
with noj
goi.ashmore 17/Apr/88 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 12/Sep/86 TR
Bob 14/Feb/82 -
Mark Kemball 12/Apr/80 Solo
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