Rockfax Description
An excellent straight jamming crack swallows all the gear you can carry. Quite imposing though there a good jams and the odd flat hold on the walls to easy the narrower sections. © Rockfax

FA. Mick Quinn 1966

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

mrphilipoldham 06/Oct/17 Lead O/S

First solo lead with a clove hitch. Rather than top out, I stopped and self rescued back to the ground from the top holds. Great jams all the way, but pumpy having to pull slack through!

with clove hitch
Hidden 24/Sep/17 2nd
Christine 24/Sep/17 Lead dnf
with Luke gorman
Christine 24/Sep/17 2nd rpt
with Luke gorman
planetmarshall 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden 02/Sep/17 2nd rpt
Blod 30/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Great route and much easier than it looks thanks to good jams and plentiful flat holds.

with Adrian P
Hidden 30/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Andy Hardy 18/Jul/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Jul/17 2nd dog
yossarian714 18/Jul/17 2nd dog

Should have got it - very close

with Steve Birchall, Andy Hardy, Paul Justin, Jules Lane
Jules Lane 18/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Utterly brilliant - wish it was longer.

with Mynydd Tom Butlin, Mynydd Andy Hardy, Mynydd Paul Justin
db79 17/Jul/17 Lead rpt

Nice to finally lead this clean.

Duncan Zerafa 05/Jul/17 Lead dnf

Good climb but messed the final crack section up.

with Pati Xariklia
dan_o_b 05/Jul/17 2nd rpt
paul79 01/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 24/May/17 Lead
markvaughan 07/May/17 Lead O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 09/Oct/16 Lead
with Sean Holmes
Clay C 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with KMC
FDixon 17/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Clay
Hidden 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
poeter210 31/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 19/Jul/16 Lead

Jamming gloves not a good idea, as top section of crack is very tight!

with Phil Ashton
helenedela 27/Jun/16 2nd dog

pumpy route up the crack. fell twice on a hand jam but finished the route and removed all gear.

with Maddie Sweetman
Maddie 27/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Very good

with Robinwood People
Hidden 22/Jun/16 2nd rpt
WillCass 05/Jun/16 Lead rpt
with Monika
Becks87 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Lovely! Feels pretty sustained thinking about leading.

atom 04/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Excellent, good jams and sustained, well worth going here just for this

Hidden 03/Jun/16 2nd
codenamel 12/May/16 Lead O/S
with Jared
Robaduck 12/May/16 Lead
Droyd 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Andy
Mr Fuller 09/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Pete Dollman
R Brown 09/Sep/15 2nd
with Pete Dollman
stratandrew 09/Sep/15 Lead rpt
dan_o_b 09/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Jules Lane 18/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with Mynydd Cath
JEP 18/Aug/15 2nd β
Gav Williams 18/Aug/15 Lead
with Rowan
Hidden 11/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Neal Jobling 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
Graeme Hammond 27/Jun/15 2nd rpt
rich_hw 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
db79 25/Jun/15 Lead dog
Lenny 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with James. D
g1m147 10/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead
GeorgeNunn ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with George Reeder
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd rpt
thetradlad 23/May/15 Lead O/S
al123 ?/May/15 2nd
with Henry
BenedictIEP 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead rpt
MatthewH 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Dennis Gleeson
kkris 31/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Graham
Dave Musgrove 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Classic. Definitive quarried grit VS 4c.

with Bob Larkin
WillCass 06/Jul/14 2nd
with Monika
spitfirerick 25/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Jun/14 Lead
Ben1983 18/May/14 Lead O/S
phil64 16/May/14 AltLd


with matt dean
tomsan91 02/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Solo
Bloke on a Rope 24/Mar/14 2nd β

A plumb line indeed!

with Matt
Climbster 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden ??/2014 -
Fragmod 29/Sep/13 Lead
cragtyke 29/Sep/13 Lead
Matt Cooke 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Andrew Cooke
CharlieMack 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Top 50? Pretty grotty at the bottom with lots of loose holds. Top 4m is good fun, but ruined by massive ledge off to the side. Worth two stars perhaps...

Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd
kkris 18/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Graham
Hidden 16/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead
tomB 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Juliette
WillCass 10/Jul/13 2nd
with Monika
georgenvk 27/Jun/13 Lead dog
kkris 20/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Graham
kkris 07/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Graham
Oli Greg 08/May/13 2nd
with Chris B
stratandrew 10/Apr/13 2nd rpt
MaccMark 10/Apr/13 Lead
augustus trout 10/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Ozcan
ozzie35 10/Apr/13 2nd O/S
g1m147 07/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Mick.
John Gale ??/2013 TR β
adie84 ??/2013 -
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
climbingpixie 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Matty, Andy
Mattyk 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
HarryB 03/Sep/12 Lead

A bit wet

with Al
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead
ben1987 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Perfect jamming, with good feet! Not too desperate

akhughes 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 14/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Mark Hounslea, Colin Struthers
Just Another Dave 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Atsuko & Penny
ozzie35 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S

After long fall begin of season. Finished clean...

with Steve Graham
joermann 09/Aug/12 TR
Simon Davis 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Davies
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/12 TR O/S
John Nuttall 19/Jun/12 Lead
with John, Gwyn
ChrisGreen 19/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Chris T
Ann S 19/Jun/12 2nd

Got to come back and lead this.

with Chris Tan
g1m147 29/May/12 Lead
with Mick.
Brown 27/May/12 Lead
with Max
RM199 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 26/May/12 2nd
caradoc 26/May/12 Lead O/S

solid in the grade

with nick yapp
Fleeter 23/May/12 Lead O/S
ozzie35 11/Apr/12 2nd O/S

After failing on the lead finished with second.

stratandrew 11/Apr/12 Lead RP

On April 11th this was greasy and a bit wet and in need of a seasons traffic. good jamming tho. had to descend and reclimb after I dropped my rack of nuts. Whoops!

Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
alias dave 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S
efrance24234 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
dave mann ??/2012 Lead rpt
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Solo O/S
philip1984 28/Jul/11 2nd β
with Mike Hegarty
WillCass 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Good line

with Joe
Jordan B 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Naomi Buys
paulpaint ?/Jul/11 -

A great climb, good hand jams until you reach the ledge at two thirds height.The crack then narrows so its a couple of layaway's and then jug pulling.

Steeve 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
rob.s22 ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with C.T
JEP 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Barry D 04/May/11 2nd
with Derek
Andy Hardy 04/May/11 2nd
stevebarratt 28/Apr/11 Solo
with Rob Sandercock
gw3285 20/Apr/11 Lead
mattnuttall 19/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Alan Holden
seanraby 09/Apr/11 TR RP
with Dave Manton
Hidden 20/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/11 Lead
grubes 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S

bit pumpy for a warm up

with Chris
gingerwolf 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead
embob 24/Jul/10 2nd
with Alex
craig h 11/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Janet Hannah
ojp 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S

enjoyable climb super pumped messing about placing gear

with Dave, Andy
Dave Foster 09/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Good lead by Si, kept it together through a good wobble.

with Andy and Si
Hidden 26/Jun/10 2nd
charlescooper 18/Jun/10 Solo β
Swotson ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nic Basnett
PeteH 16/May/10 2nd O/S
NaomiHart 16/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hardonicus 21/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with nick a
Ketu 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

great line, great jams :D

with Rob
cezza ?/Apr/10 TR
cymjt ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Joez 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
craig h 26/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Tim
Jules Lane 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Dan
Dan Lane 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

very enjoyable, great moves all the way. had to ration the gear a bit to protect the top section.

with Dad
neilfish 12/Sep/09 TR

day of tope-roping at running hill pits...

mataius 12/Sep/09 -
HansUDes 12/Sep/09 TR O/S

Western Grit p279, Route 21, VS 4c - ok conditions

with Neil Britton
HansUDes 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

as before but with gear placements

with Neil Britton
Michael Ryan 12/Sep/09 -
with Matt Nuttall, Kevin Thaw
ste_d 10/Sep/09 TR rpt
with shunt
will6459 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Hext
Hidden 06/Sep/09 TR
HansUDes 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

first self-belay, then mock-lead with gear placements (climbed in the rain)

Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Simonj 10/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Steve
ste_d 04/Jul/09 TR rpt
with shunt
craig h 26/Jun/09 TR rpt
with Shunted
ste_d 02/Jun/09 TR rpt
with shunt
Stig 09/May/09 Lead O/S


with Greg
Hidden ?/May/09 TR O/S
Boy ?/May/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Hidden ?/Feb/09 -
kingholmesy ??/2009 2nd O/S
with Jade and Andy
El Rabano ?/Nov/08 Lead dnf

A bitch in the cold.

with Mike Rignall, Chris Tan
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd rpt
Hardonicus 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S
craig h 25/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Andy S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ste_d 11/May/08 TR rpt
with shunt
ste_d 03/May/08 TR rpt
with shunt
Rob1976 16/Feb/08 2nd dog
with Janet and Craig Hannah
craig h 16/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with Janet and Rob Hannah
riklegge ??/2008 Lead RP
with Mike Pickwell
Phil West 06/Oct/07 2nd dog
with Chris Tan
Howard J 04/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Aidan Raftery
psychicbread 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Max
plastichead 31/Aug/07 2nd dog
with Max
mattnuttall 09/Aug/07 Lead rpt
with Ben Sanger
Mark A Humphries 26/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Terry Robinson
Trobbo 24/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with mark humphries
Hidden 21/Jul/06 2nd
colin milton 11/Jul/06 Lead
with fiend
Rob Davies 02/Jul/06 Lead


with Phil Ashton
Michael Ryan ?/Jul/06 2nd
with Kevin Thaw
Cameron13 20/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Mark Williamson
nige 28/Jun/05 Solo
with adam ellwood
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead dog
John Marsland 02/Jun/04 Lead dog
r0b 31/May/04 Lead
with Mark Humphries
Carl Smethurst 09/May/04 Lead O/S
with Ian Pickles
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Phil West 20/Aug/03 Lead rpt
with Iain Johnson
goi.ashmore 11/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Duncan Irving
Laramadness 11/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Owdham 10/Sep/01 TR O/S

Good hard crack line. Quite pumpy most of the way. Good moves required. Very enjoyable

with Girtch
TobyA ?/Oct/00 Lead β

Cold and no warm up. Fell off somewhere near the top managing to rip a friend. Pulled the ropes and did it properly the second time.

with Elina
Roget 03/Sep/00 Solo O/S
JerryD ??/1999 -
Hidden 09/May/98 2nd β
craig h 23/Jun/97 2nd rpt
with Janet Hannah
craig h 31/May/97 Solo rpt
craig h 08/Feb/97 Lead rpt
with Steve M
telemark ??/1997 2nd O/S
Martin Bennett 20/Sep/95 -
with MT
ste_d 04/May/94 Lead O/S
with mik
ste_d 17/Sep/93 2nd O/S
with mik
uphillnow ?/Jun/93 -
Stoney Boy 27/Feb/93 2nd O/S
with Bob Marks
StevePr ??/1992 2nd
with Alan
Chris Ellis 07/Sep/91 Lead
with Mike Wardle, Dan Morgan
Hidden ?/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
craig h ?/Jul/91 2nd
craig h 28/Sep/90 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 04/Aug/90 Lead
Hidden ?/May/90 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/89 Lead
Sean Kelly ??/1987 -
with Gary Thornhill & Duncan Lee
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