Rockfax Description
14m. The crack splitting the centre of the north facing side wall is sustained and delicate. © Rockfax

FA. Arthur Hassall 1974

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

mshorter 22/Jan Solo O/S
with tom
g1m147 06/Nov/16 2nd
with Mick.
Hidden 18/Aug/16 2nd
mrphilipoldham 16/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S

HVS in Book and it's nearer to the grade but i'll take it!

with Phil O
D.botts87 15/Aug/16 2nd
with Minty
Oldmanofsalford 07/Jun/16 2nd
Antony Mariani 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 15/May/16 2nd O/S
NickJH 30/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with LiamG
Rob Davies 19/Apr/16 Lead

Holds a bit dirty. Later in the day we saw some firemen abseiling down this - no wonder it is hardly ever clean!

with Phil Ashton
JenShelley 08/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Rockfax gives this HVS 5a - climbing felt technically easy but all the ledges were very dirty so a bit insecure

with Anne
JdotP 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S

I think it is definitely not E1!

with Stanislav Huska
Hidden 17/Mar/16 Lead
sambeaumont 17/Mar/16 2nd
Oliver Livesey ??/2016 2nd
Hidden ??/2016 -
Tommy_shaw 31/Oct/15 Lead
with Alex
Becks87 18/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Nice climb. It felt on the easier side of HVS for me (as second), definitely not E1.

williap 18/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Dani M
atom 18/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Loved this line, abundant gear placements and great climbing, felt a bit soft for HVS

Hidden 13/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/15 Lead rpt
MazElden 09/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Andy
mcb 08/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Really good. Will lead sometime.

ChrisNaylor ?/Aug/15 Lead
g1m147 15/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/15 Lead
miketong 03/Jun/15 2nd dog

Last climb of the day, light was fading. Mike winched up the bags before my second as car was conveniently parked at the top of the route. Struggled a bit on this one and Mike kept me fairly tight on the rope, hence the dogged.

with Mike Preece
Martin Davies 24/May/15 Lead O/S

Nice climb, great line. HVS. Bit dirty at top but nothing too dramatic!

with Alex Milden
yossarian714 21/May/15 2nd β
with Nigel Blandford, Carl Smethurst
Hidden 20/May/15 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 13/May/15 2nd
martintom 12/May/15 2nd
Dave Richards 12/May/15 Lead dog

Got pumped one move from the easy top section, fell onto a nut.

with Martin
Radical-G 04/May/15 Lead O/S
birbeck 21/Apr/15 Lead rpt
bantamdave 16/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Flew up this route. Definately improved over winter !

with Brian
egg-man 16/Apr/15 Lead G/U

Very dirty towards top.

with Alison Athroll
hannah4556 01/Apr/15 TR
Timothy Greenhalgh ??/2015 -
disrail 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Easy for an HVS and definitely gets one or two stars. Nice climbing

with Nina
Hidden 03/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
petegunn 19/Aug/14 2nd

A good route, VS 4c?

with Davina
Hidden 15/Aug/14 Lead
Nigel Bond 08/Aug/14 Lead
with Stuart Bond
Mark Collins 28/Jul/14 TR rpt
with Derek Robinson
Mark Collins 28/Jul/14 TR rpt
with Derek Robinson
Mark Collins 28/Jul/14 TR dog
with Derek Robinson
Mark Collins 28/Jul/14 TR dog
with Derek Robinson
Rob Davies 27/Jul/14 Lead
with Mike Jones
noemie5438 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Marieke
Hidden 17/Jul/14 2nd
bantamdave 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Simon
25mac06 26/Jun/14 TR
Mark Collins 17/Jun/14 TR rpt
StuartCJones 03/Jun/14 Lead
philgillespie 03/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 30/May/14 Lead
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd O/S
rocktraveller 20/May/14 -
John Gale 17/May/14 Lead O/S
bwestwood 16/May/14 2nd
erictant 09/May/14 TR dog

1st time on a shunt.

sprout3099 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Becky Wood
miles01 05/May/14 2nd rpt
with Sally Byrne
Robin Nichols 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Roger
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/14 2nd
miles01 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with nick day
Hidden 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dave Richards 15/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Chris74
bshenderson 27/Mar/14 Lead
Kirill 12/Oct/13 2nd O/S
cem 12/Oct/13 Lead O/S

How can this be the same grade as Zarke? If Zarke really is HVS 5a, then this is VS 4c!

bigglesbutcha 30/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Elliot, Ade
Chris Nash 12/Jul/13 Lead
Franklypeter 12/Jul/13 Lead dnf

The large flake that is in the crack at mid height is very very loose. No way capable of taking any gear placements and could probably be pulled out of the wall if you fancied it. I ran away

bgreen3761 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jacob Forshaw 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
RagingSphere 26/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Harri777 19/Jun/13 Lead
with Megan Beaumont
Goose4 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Rachel S 01/May/13 Lead rpt
anth12 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Matt, Leachy7
jacko120 07/Apr/13 Lead
jacko120 07/Apr/13 Lead
mike pearson ?/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd
joe_lancs 21/Oct/12 Lead
Mr Wild 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
g1m147 09/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Mick.
Fragmod 21/Jul/12 Lead
Mark Collins 29/May/12 TR rpt
with Delboy
Derek Robinson 29/May/12 TR dog
Fragmod 27/May/12 2nd
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 05/May/12 Lead
with Phil Ashton
Clay C 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ken
will9911 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
innesmac 09/Feb/12 -
kjb ??/2012 Lead β
georgenvk 12/Nov/11 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Tom Rigby 04/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 02/Aug/11 TR rpt
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Rob
HansUDes 05/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Pete
Jack.Beech 03/Jul/11 Lead

Was really thrilled to finish this. First HVS lead :)

PhilRigby ?/Jul/11 TR dnf
with Jon Lowe
gw3285 29/Jun/11 Lead
Martin Imms 27/Jun/11 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Bugger, E1 in the old brick. Good though.

with Ian Selby
Hidden 23/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
cox 21/Jun/11 Lead
rockjedi 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Sara Williams
lindsam 20/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 04/May/11 2nd
chrisg 03/May/11 2nd
Just Another Dave ?/May/11 Lead O/S
with Andrea
JasRY 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul Coxon
Owdham 29/Apr/11 2nd

Nice easy climb. Alot easier than Metamorphosis.

Neil R 24/Apr/11 2nd
will_benfold 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Mike L
Prez 14/Apr/11 2nd O/S

HVS 5a in the guidebook, probably closer to HVS than E1

with Joe, Jayz
wrapped in bacon 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Rob
rosieposey14 09/Oct/10 2nd
with laurence smith
benjaminireland 09/Oct/10 2nd
nickhoward 26/Jun/10 2nd
with John Haslam
mick grim 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Shauna 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Nice - would have been nicer if clean. Never E1, and barely HVS

with Jules
JulesV 19/Jun/10 2nd
with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd
NeilGriffiths 18/May/10 2nd
with Adam
A Crook 18/May/10 Lead O/S
Leo Woodhead 15/May/10 Lead β

Awesome delicate climb! Loved it, although I doubt it is an E1. If it is an E1 it is my first so woo hoo!

with Ian W
Ianwesterby 15/May/10 2nd
with Leo
chrisboywonder 01/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mike Harper
mike_harper 01/May/10 Lead O/S
benrh09 27/Apr/10 2nd
with Innes Macdonald
Hidden 15/Apr/10 2nd rpt
bigbirdflying 12/Apr/10 TR O/S
with Oak
datoon 04/Mar/10 Solo O/S
efrance24234 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
philw ??/2010 -
Brown 12/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with John
d_evo20 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Possibly my first E1? HVS in guide book! Nice climbing.

with Kev Goodwin
adam06 19/Jun/09 2nd
with chris white and chris carr
AshWall 05/Jun/09 Lead O/S

easier if you got the reach. Again, climb-off can be slippery.

with Norman Wilkinson
garethtodd ?/Jun/09 TR
conboy93 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle
Rob Davies 03/May/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
RagingSphere 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/09 TR
Hidden 23/Mar/09 2nd rpt
keith robo 23/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with James Gerrie
garethtodd 22/Mar/09 TR dog
innesmac ??/2009 -
kjbix 14/Sep/08 Lead
mickJ 23/Aug/08 2nd

Have lead it before. Very, very dirty today. Attempted to lead it today- took my first proper long fall.

with mike b
jmarshall 27/Jul/08 TR O/S
with ben knowles
TonyP 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with woody
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
leewam121 15/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Leigh De Vine
hellboundblr 11/Jun/08 2nd

No guide book. Adrian lead clean onsight.

with Adrian Goldstraw
..blackbird ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Trobbo 21/May/08 2nd
with mike parkinson
CasWebb 21/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Westby
dannut89 ?/May/08 TR O/S

Good climb, definatley more HVS than E1 though (on top rope) although gear didn't look too obvious for lead

Booey 16/Apr/08 2nd
Rachel S 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Des Chadderton
Hidden 27/Jan/08 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/08 TR O/S
mark2572 12/Jan/08 TR rpt

Really enjoyable. úrd attempt I cracked it.

with Danny & Christian
dan1stdan 12/Jan/08 TR rpt

I had to clean a few holds due to the sand washed down from the top.Looking forward to leading this one when it's dry.

with Mark & Christian
Quixos ??/2008 TR RP
dave mann ??/2008 Lead rpt
tomB 19/Oct/07 Lead rpt
with Juliette
Hidden 08/Sep/07 TR O/S
scouser666 08/Sep/07 TR dnf
with fedster187
jpreston 05/Sep/07 Lead

HVS 5a

with andrew coulton
steven 30/Aug/07 Lead
with Brian Hull
jsw1 07/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Andy Bond
jom 07/Aug/07 TR
jsw1 07/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Andy Bond
ChrisGreen 24/Jul/07 TR O/S
tomB 26/Jun/07 2nd rpt
with Ross Pimlott
execlimber 20/Jun/07 TR O/S
with J Rutter
thegavster 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Kathryn Whittaker
dhdaveuk ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Leo
tomB 25/Jan/07 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
kingholmesy ??/2007 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
santobugito ??/2007 2nd dog
with Mike Webber
samking251 ??/2007 -
Hidden 26/Dec/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/06 2nd O/S
Will Hunt 06/Aug/06 2nd O/S

Well done to Phil for leading his first E1!

with Jamie and Phil
Jamie Light 06/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Dom Whillans ?/Aug/06 Lead
Stig 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Maciek
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead rpt
tomB 12/May/06 2nd O/S
with Tim Griffin
karabiner 26/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Andy, Chris
Hidden 26/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/06 2nd β
kitch01 ?/Apr/06 TR O/S
with terry webb
robman 15/Mar/06 Lead

flashed, 2nd e1 and enjoyed it. plenty of gear and nice climbing. got a bit muddy at the top though

Darryl M ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Neil Constantine
Hidden 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 17/May/05 -
with MD
Dave Westby ??/2005 Lead

This is getting easier now...

with John Fishwick
craigswoods ?/Jun/04 Lead
with Rob Nason
Marvino ?/May/04 2nd

Don't remember this being that hard but wasn't leading it. Must do so soon.

with Jamie
datoon 20/Apr/04 2nd O/S
with RT
Trobbo 11/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with mark humphries
Rik Dawes ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/03 2nd β
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 2nd β
Mark A Humphries 26/Aug/02 Lead O/S

My first E1

with Dave Daniels
Owdham ?/Oct/01 TR O/S

Nice crack climb, though was dirty/sandy.

with Girtch
Hammy 10/May/01 TR
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead
NeilGriffiths 09/Apr/00 -
with Mike Pritchard
col finnegan 30/Apr/99 TR

Difficult crack

col finnegan 11/Apr/99 Lead
slarty 06/Apr/99 Lead dog

Good Holds, Reachy, Little Protection. Going Dark.

with Tim
Hidden ??/1999 Lead O/S
Mike_T0501 26/Sep/98 TR
Mike_T0501 26/Sep/98 TR
innesmac ??/1998 -
phardman 31/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/96 2nd
Hidden 09/May/96 TR
Neil Conway ??/1996 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy
ellie macpherson ?/Aug/95 Lead

Saw Simon Nadin cruise up an E% on the other side of the quarry. Not as much gear as there first seems

with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
Roget 29/May/95 2nd O/S
with jon
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 11/Jul/94 Solo rpt
Martin Bennett 11/May/94 -
with SF
Hidden ?/Jun/93 Lead
Neil R 23/May/93 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Mick King 14/Apr/93 Lead
with Simon Walsh
CBA ??/1993 -
Rob Davies 10/Oct/92 Lead

E1 in old guide, but feels like easy HVS

Hidden 26/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/92 2nd
badgy ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/91 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/91 2nd
mattnuttall 24/Mar/91 Lead rpt
with Alan Holden
whispering nic ?/Jun/90 -
with noj
John Southworth ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S

2nd lead. No guidebook!

mik1miller ??/1989 Lead O/S
with gary deane
mattnuttall ??/1989 Lead
with Alan Holden
goi.ashmore 20/Sep/88 Lead O/S
with Rob Scott
andy farnell ??/1988 -
BigHairyIan 01/Jul/87 2nd O/S
with Pete Hodson
Martin Bennett 12/Sep/86 TR
Bob 14/Feb/82 -
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High E2
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Style of ascent
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