Rockfax Description
One of the classics of the crag, although protection could be better. From the grass ledge climb the groove to its end then step left and take the continuation to the terrace and a belay. Nice! © Rockfax

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Laycock's List - the original 1913 gritstone graded list.

dan_o_b 26/Jul/17 2nd
cmtoombs 21/May/17 2nd
with John Brammer
Hidden 08/May/17 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 08/May/17 Solo O/S

Intense solo but never desperate and with plenty of ledges to think things through, memorial.

with Matt G
Niall13 09/Oct/16 Solo O/S
RossJenk 07/Sep/16 2nd β
with Chester Mountaineering Club
adam001 07/Sep/16 TR

Lovely route, shouldn't have climbed with a dodgy ankle though, all smears at the start!

rockcat 30/Aug/16 TR rpt

Great climbing but poorly protected.

with Mike Burrows, Chris Klotz, Leanne Cassidy
michael burrows 30/Aug/16 TR rpt
with Chris Klotz, Leanne Cassidy, mike doyle
pauldrew 16/Aug/16 TR
BarbsMurray 16/Aug/16 TR
with Paul
Roger Cruse 23/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Kris, Jill & Malcolm
Roger Cruse 21/Jul/16 TR rpt
with Kris, Jill & Martyn C
Jackspratt 02/Jun/16 Solo
Andy Moles 14/May/16 Solo O/S
ferdia 14/May/16 Solo O/S
Michael Morrell 05/May/16 Lead
Hidden 04/May/16 Solo
Joel Miller 04/May/16 Solo
pauline_chester 20/Apr/16 TR β
with Chester Mountaineering Club
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Ian Ford ??/2016 Lead
Rob Gillespie 15/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Alex Winter 13/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Nearly two years since I last did it. More moss than I remember. Still great.

with J. Winter
stratandrew 12/Aug/15 TR O/S

relatively easy but ground fall potential

with Mark Ashley
GermanAlex 25/May/15 Lead O/S

Deserves the stars, great route with a perfect mix of boldness & gear. Technical grade felt a bit harder than 4a, but new to Sandstone.

with Jack
tobydunford 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Euan S 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Heather
Heather Milne 16/May/15 2nd
with Euan
Rob Davies ?/May/15 2nd
with Dave Connelly, Neil Hyde
gpcomps 14/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Mark L
Jmpollard 04/Apr/15 Lead
Jack2222 ??/2015 Solo
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
hilander ??/2015 -
Daz8477 01/Nov/14 Solo O/S

Great climb the solo made it exciting.

ehole 17/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Otis 03/Sep/14 TR
disrail 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Didn't find any gear so turned into a solo with rack and rope...

with Ivan
Roger Cruse 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Jill & Wendy
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 14/Jun/14 TR rpt
Jon Read 12/Jun/14 Lead
Roisin 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with theomoore
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
ClimberJimmyB 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
jez_palmer 03/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie ??/2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Solo
Steve Perry 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Otis 28/Aug/13 TR
DaveInPortwood 07/Jul/13 -
AmandaJG 03/Jul/13 TR O/S
Roger Cruse 26/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Kris & Jill
frost 07/May/13 Lead O/S
with D Garry
sev ??/2013 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 06/Sep/12 Solo rpt
snappychick 29/Jul/12 TR
M0untainM0nkey 29/Jul/12 TR rpt
Alex Winter 27/Jul/12 Solo rpt

A bit scrittly after the rain.

Dom Whillans 18/May/12 Lead
with a.crook
A Crook 17/May/12 2nd
Ally Smith 23/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Matt Bill Platypus 19/Mar/12 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Matt
bsamo ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Andy Nicholson 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with JD
Alex Winter 22/Sep/11 Solo rpt
naughtybadboy 04/Sep/11 TR
with John Bishop
Alex Winter 02/Sep/11 Solo rpt
t8t9t8 31/Aug/11 Lead
with G Williams
gw3285 31/Aug/11 2nd
Chris Manasseh 21/Aug/11 TR


harold walmsley 20/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
A Crook 23/Jun/11 2nd O/S
NeilGriffiths 23/Jun/11 Lead

potter, potter

with Adam
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Solo
Chriswallis2 31/May/11 Lead O/S
with Jim MEC
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd
harold walmsley 04/May/11 Solo rpt
Stani49 21/Apr/11 TR rpt

Nice- bit difficult to be honest but once you nail the start you can keep going!

Jon Read 20/Apr/11 Solo
with The peregrin
gary.barr 11/Apr/11 2nd rpt
gd303uk 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S

may as well solo this, excellent route.

gary.barr 07/Apr/11 2nd rpt

A good balancy route, thin on gear though so it feels like you're soloing most of the time.

bbangbala 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Greenham
Julian Wedd ??/2011 -
mynyddresident 25/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
dan-8990 11/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with AO
Hidden 11/Oct/10 2nd O/S
HeatherF 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with My mum
Lenny 31/Aug/10 TR rpt
with Billy P.
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Solo O/S
gary.barr 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Bold climbing above a 0.5 wire, top route.

Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Ally Smith 08/Aug/10 Solo
DaveAllen 04/Aug/10 TR O/S
Gazleah ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with adam radcliff
Ali H 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Willson
Ally Smith 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
A Crook 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S

run out

NeilGriffiths 17/Jun/10 2nd
with Adam
michael burrows 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with ryan cassidy, mike doyle
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ndraper1 ?/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
willson 25/May/10 TR
with Ali H
Hidden 23/May/10 Solo rpt
si_green99 20/May/10 TR O/S
with Owen Raybould, mike morgan
lrandall 19/May/10 Solo O/S

Nice route with interesting moves, but solid rests between them. Saw more protection opportunities then I would have guessed, but none of them looked very bomber.

Bumblebee Biggs 17/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/10 2nd O/S
vincentchopper 10/Apr/10 TR O/S

Some rather committing moves.

cjbaker 10/Apr/10 TR O/S
Jon Read 08/Apr/10 Solo
with The jackdaws
Hidden 05/Oct/09 2nd
Rob Davies 19/Sep/09 2nd rpt

An impressively wobbly lead

with Al - Warrington
barryjacks 20/Aug/09 2nd
with Oleg Makarov
Alex Winter 06/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with J. Winter
Hidden 05/Aug/09 2nd
jandyd05 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
perfectvirus 02/Jul/09 TR O/S
with helen
MountainMing 02/Jul/09 TR O/S
with perfectvirus
Roger Cruse 18/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with George
Hidden 17/Jun/09 TR O/S
Jon Read 15/Jun/09 Solo
with The peregrin
dashitboarder 02/Jun/09 2nd
with Dad
dicky79 01/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with James D & Les T
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/09 Solo
Jon Read 21/Apr/09 Solo
with Tuesday nighters
dpmUK 21/Apr/09 2nd O/S
mjeffery 17/Apr/09 Lead
Mikelo 31/Mar/09 Lead
with adam
PeteH 22/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Chris Moxon
rachaeldanks 20/Sep/08 2nd
with mark,andi,gus,sarah
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
mark s 20/Aug/08 Solo O/S
with andi t
andi turner 20/Aug/08 Solo
with Mark Sharratt
jimshrimp 14/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/08 TR
Jon Read 29/Jul/08 Solo
with Tuesday nighters
dicky79 22/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with Gary & Fran
Hidden 22/Jul/08 Solo
adam06 21/Jul/08 Lead
with dave carr and chris carr
Alex Winter 30/Jun/08 2nd O/S
jiles 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd
steveP 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Joe Sacko
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Solo dnf
Hidden 24/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Jon Read 22/Apr/08 Solo O/S
with Martin Boysen
djnc 04/Apr/08 2nd
with ad
Hidden 18/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
nige ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Gooders 27/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Fi
danny 7a+ 11/Jun/07 2nd
with kev ,ryan
kevin k 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with dan, ryan
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead O/S
katie75 ?/Jun/07 Lead
with ryan
Hidden 09/May/07 2nd O/S
Ian Andrews 09/May/07 Lead
lamma_hippie ?/May/07 Lead
with Katie barlow
climbingpixie 21/Apr/07 Solo

Fantastic route.

CJE 21/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/07 2nd
Diggler ??/2007 Solo
fran04 ??/2007 Lead
Si dH 30/Jul/06 Solo O/S

very soft, probably HS 4b, actually has lots of gear!

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 17/Jul/06 Lead O/S
PenJD 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Ketch
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
mol 18/Jun/06 2nd
with Dave
Mark Collins 05/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Cook
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 10/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/05 Solo
Mike Parker ?/Aug/04 2nd
MeMeMe ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
matty harrison ?/Jun/04 Lead
wirralclimber1984 ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Dan Parker, Matty Harrison, Jerry Lewis
r0b 18/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/03 2nd
rwm7131 ??/2003 TR
Hidden 12/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
John Marsland 20/Jun/01 Solo
Mark Riley ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
barryjacks 20/May/00 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
alan moore ??/2000 -
Ratfeeder 13/Sep/99 2nd O/S
with Phil
Tim W 19/May/99 2nd
John Marsland 05/May/99 Lead
Steve Pardoe 05/May/99 TR

My first roped rock climb (aged 51)!

barryjacks 06/Oct/98 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
Martin Bennett 22/Jul/97 Solo
iskra2000 21/Apr/97 Lead
with Mark Leach
BRUCESTRAC ??/1996 Solo
Marti999 ??/1996 Solo
whispering nic ?/Aug/94 -
with Kat
AndyP ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S

Fine Hard Severe.

with Morag
Roget 29/Jun/90 Solo O/S
with jim
wynaptomos ?/Jun/84 Solo
Nigel Bond 02/Oct/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Mark Kemball 25/Jul/77 Solo
Rob Davies 21/Jun/76 Lead
with Mike Papworth
Ian Jones ??/1975 -
with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John
pneame 09/Sep/70 -
lump'o'lead ??/1970 -
RichardMc 07/Apr/68 Lead O/S
with Paul Rees
Hidden 30/Mar/65 TR
kjacks ??/1965 Lead
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High 3c
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