Rockfax Description
Traverse the vein up rightwards to a high finish. Longer and harder than it looks. © Rockfax

Dave Jones late 1970s 1977

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering - bold-star Western-Grit sub 7s.

Luke Owens 12/Nov/17 Sent x

Almost flashed then took ages to actually do it, amazing problem of the grade.

PeterDawson 17/Oct/17 Sent β
Jamiewalkerjones 23/Sep/17 Sent dnf
Hidden 17/Sep/17 Sent
Hidden 28/Aug/17 Sent
Angus Taylor 03/Jun/17 Sent x
AndyGates 01/Jun/17 Sent x
Ally Smith 21/May/17 Sent x

Took a few goes to work out, then with a 1" shift of the foot it all came together

Hulda 30/Apr/17 Sent
with Dan, Andi
Andrew1 30/Apr/17 Sent
with Dan, Hulda
Graeme Hammond 05/Jan/17 Sent x
with The Famous Grouse
N16kbh ??/2017 -
gobbolin 27/Dec/16 Sent β

Real nice climb with some interesting footwork, managed the flash, recommend for anyone to try if in the area.

Duncan Campbell 23/Oct/16 Sent

Had tried this years ago and found it desperate - the final move is a long way and I bring my left hand to the closest good bit! Took a good number of goes and a bit of a run to warm my numb feet! Lovely bit of rock

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 23/Oct/16 Sent
with Tom Ripley, Duncan Campbell
abathingjames 23/Oct/16 Sent O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/16 Sent dnf
AlexRenshaw 22/Oct/16 -
Grindcore 22/Oct/16 Sent

No parking at the Roaches, remembered I had not done this.

Dave Mayes 19/Oct/16 Sent β
Robin Nichols 17/Oct/16 Sent x
with Jemma
Matt Cooke 08/Oct/16 Sent x
Jack J Keogan 08/Oct/16 Sent O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 08/Jun/16 Sent

Stunning feature and immaculate climbing

james.slater 14/May/16 Sent x
Hidden 14/May/16 Sent dnf
Toby 20/Apr/16 Sent O/S
with Bex
Arisdad 16/Feb/16 -
Chris_barr 20/Dec/15 Sent
nathanlee 20/Dec/15 Sent
Hidden 01/Nov/15 Sent x
JoshShaw 10/Oct/15 Sent x
RichyBOYY 08/Sep/15 Sent rpt
Dale ?/Sep/15 Sent x

Tried this a long time ago and couldn't get off the floor. A brilliant problem took me quite a few attempts today. The last move before you hit the top is very on or off. I think hard for the grade

Gaz McShee 15/Aug/15 Sent
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/15 Sent
Ben Turner 17/May/15 Sent x
julesmckim 26/Apr/15 Sent x

Brilliant climbing! Pleased to get this. Thanks for the foot beta

AlexRenshaw 26/Apr/15 -
grey wolf 20/Feb/15 Sent x
Eddie Shelbourne 11/Jan/15 Sent
kermit_uk 02/Nov/14 Sent O/S
with Dave Heslop, Michelle_250
Monk 07/Sep/14 Sent rpt
cliffrad 28/Aug/14 Sent
RichyBOYY 26/Aug/14 Sent x
afrosam 23/Aug/14 Sent
with DaveX
Trisha Murphy 23/Aug/14 Sent
DaveX 23/Aug/14 Sent x

Definitely worth the 3 stars.

with Afrosam
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Sent rpt
david.pearmain 26/Jun/14 Sent

All very precise to the top, a great route

Monk 15/Mar/14 Sent rpt
Ewano 28/Feb/14 Sent x

Tricky but worth the skin.

john lynch 22/Feb/14 Sent O/S
with bird, Lewis Andrew
Si dH 13/Feb/14 Sent rpt
Si dH 10/Feb/14 Sent rpt
Nick Russell 28/Dec/13 Sent x
Alex Winter 28/Dec/13 Sent

Great problem. Failed on it years ago.

galpinos 14/Dec/13 Sent rpt
with Sam
AndyJBooth 21/Nov/13 Sent x
DDDD 19/Nov/13 Sent O/S
with Mark Hundleby
Jonathan Hall 15/Nov/13 Sent
Monk 08/Sep/13 Sent rpt
Monk 31/Aug/13 Sent rpt
RFWilkie 25/May/13 Sent O/S
Chriswallis2 19/May/13 Sent x
Pathological_Climber 05/May/13 Sent x
Monk 20/Apr/13 Sent x

Second go, after I bailed out of the first because both shoes had holes in. A change of shoes and everything was much better!

Alex@home 17/Feb/13 Sent rpt
with The Doctor
Hidden 16/Feb/13 Sent O/S
dood1 02/Feb/13 Sent x

2nd go

Hidden 02/Feb/13 Sent β
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Sent
belay bunny turned bad 13/Jan/13 Sent
with scottish dave, nicky, james
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Sent x
BedRock 27/Oct/12 Sent x
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Sent x
Mike_Hayes 07/Oct/12 Sent
with Big Team
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Sent
sgl0jd 23/Jul/12 -
Dan Geh 11/Jul/12 Sent x
tgeh 11/Jul/12 Sent x
with dan geh
PeteWilson 06/May/12 Sent rpt

did again as beta for friends

with Pasty, Andrew Graham, Matt Wilson
Hidden 05/May/12 Sent β
lukehodson 05/May/12 Sent x

2nd go. A bit sketchy, very nearly came off at the top

Hidden 29/Mar/12 Sent x
Alex@home 26/Mar/12 Sent rpt

finally found a good way to finish this. it's all about placing the right foot just right

with The Doctor
leon 25/Mar/12 Sent x
maffujones 18/Mar/12 Sent
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Sent x
PeteWilson 02/Mar/12 Sent

on my own, got it after a couple of falls from near the top

Ram MkiV 26/Feb/12 Sent β
Jess Horton 25/Feb/12 Sent dnf

Proper shoddy footwork! Realistically.. there's no beasting up.

Hidden 03/Feb/12 Sent x
Harry Thorpe 02/Feb/12 Sent x


thetradlad 02/Feb/12 Sent dnf
Ed Booth 02/Feb/12 Sent O/S

Cool. About -5. Well cold

with Alec Thomas
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Sent x
DaveMo 15/Jan/12 Sent dnf

crimpy with smears

birdie1989 ??/2012 -
Will Hunt 28/Dec/11 Sent x

Had a bit of a fight near the top.

timmyhobby 12/Nov/11 Sent

3rd visit to try and get it! yay!!

dominic lee 24/Sep/11 Sent
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Sent
Macca_7 31/Aug/11 Sent x

Superb problem and again wanted to do for ages! Took a while until I changed my shoes and found the sequence on the ripples!

richardr 09/Aug/11 Sent
Hidden 03/Aug/11 Sent
dane2468 ?/Aug/11 Sent x
rockjedi 19/Jun/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Sent x
thefuturesmiles 24/Mar/11 Sent x
belay bunny turned bad 13/Mar/11 Sent
with Debbie, loundsy
Si dH 13/Mar/11 Sent x

3rd go today. Very nearly got it first go but hit the worst bit of the top - despite completely messing up the sequence and losing my feet twice on the way up!

Hidden ?/Feb/11 Sent β
Simon_Letman 30/Jan/11 Sent
Hidden 29/Jan/11 Solo RP
afern ??/2011 -
Ben Harper 12/Dec/10 Sent x
with Baby A
andy jennings 11/Dec/10 Sent x
with ben
cornishben 26/Nov/10 Sent x

on my todd on a gorgeous crisp day

Hidden 20/Nov/10 Sent
vanderz 13/Nov/10 Sent x
with Steve Fletcher
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Sent
Rob Grant 24/Oct/10 Sent
jowgli 20/Oct/10 Sent x
with rich buckley
philipjames 17/Oct/10 Sent

Felt like 6b the crimps were very greasy from the heat

axeman 30/Sep/10 Sent

IN the pitch black with only a head touch, mint!

tallsop ?/Sep/10 -

around 15 go's? Harder than some 7a's ive done - including Breakfast and The Nose at burbage south, and harder than the big dyno at the roaches imo. brilliant though!

Nibs 19/Jul/10 Sent dnf
liamoloughlin 04/Jun/10 Sent
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Sent x
nai 22/Apr/10 Sent rpt
sgl0jd 08/Mar/10 -
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Sent rpt
Hidden 06/Mar/10 Sent
littleluke ?/Mar/10 -
nai 09/Feb/10 Sent rpt
quiffhanger ??/2010 Sent x
mark s ??/2010 Solo
La benya ??/2010 -
mark s ??/2010 Solo
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Sent β
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Sent
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Sent
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Sent x
Hidden 12/Dec/09 Sent x
highrepute 16/Nov/09 Sent
Hidden 12/Oct/09 Sent
Lloyders ?/Sep/09 Sent x
sgl0jd 06/Aug/09 -
Andrew Barker 08/Jul/09 Sent x

Harder than it looks. One of the footholds is getting polished.

Simon Davenport 30/May/09 Sent dnf
Silum 07/May/09 Sent

A gritstone classic. Great problem (good landing, even if it dosn't look like it at first)... and standard V4 (not V3 as BMC guide would suggest). Font 6b. Very rewarding when you pull over the top

TomHaigh ?/May/09 Sent x
with Chris Moran
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Sent x
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Sent dnf
Stefan Kruger 11/Apr/09 Sent

Ultra-classic! Hard, scary.

clairey ?/Apr/09 Sent
Ian Broome 07/Mar/09 Sent O/S
with Tom
GrantB 04/Jan/09 -
Tom Baines 01/Jan/09 Sent x
BobbyH 31/Dec/08 Sent x

Tried and failed 2 years ago. Flashed, and then repeated today. Good feeling.

with SS
Lex Wilkinson 22/Nov/08 -
dannyboy83 21/Oct/08 Sent O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/08 Sent
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Sent
jibberingwreck 21/Sep/08 Sent x

Nearly flashed it (fell from top) and then managed to get it. Phew!

with Jon and Too Tall Tim
mustgetstronger 21/Sep/08 Sent
galpinos 16/Sep/08 Sent x

3rd try

with Ben
Hidden 14/Sep/08 Sent x
siah 12/May/08 Sent x
with gavin nixon
Tom Eagle 05/May/08 Sent x


with Alban
SteveM 12/Jan/08 Sent
with Kat, Catt & Andy
hebson ??/2008 -
kingholmesy ??/2008 Sent x
Hidden 23/Dec/07 Sent x
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Sent x
andy gravestock ?/Sep/07 Sent x
with pete
nai 03/Aug/07 Sent x
Mike W 15/Jun/07 Sent x
JonBray 17/Mar/07 Sent O/S
Steve Banham 07/Mar/07 Sent x
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Sent x
Souljah 16/Aug/06 Sent

Classic... no feet on the rail please ;o)

with Phill
jonnyboy ?/Jul/06 Sent x

may have got it onsight if i put my rock shoes on first

Boy ??/2006 -
ste_d 12/Apr/05 Sent x
Smelly Fox ??/2005 Sent x
g2 ?/Oct/04 -
Jon Read ?/Aug/04 Solo
Laura Hudson 02/Jul/04 -
Hidden ?/May/04 -
mux ??/2004 Sent x

date a guess..hard little bugger I thought.

Hidden 16/Nov/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/03 Sent x
Mark Riley ?/Jul/03 Sent
Ropeboy 30/Mar/03 Solo
nige ?/Feb/03 Solo
with mark hounslea
Luke Gilbert ??/2002 -
Cassidy 03/Sep/01 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Coel Hellier ??/1999 Sent
Mike Owen ?/Oct/97 Sent
with Elaine Owen
Roget ??/1991 Sent x
goi.ashmore 02/Oct/88 Solo RP

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