Rockfax Description
18m. A fine climb in a dramatic setting. Trend left up up the face to a position on the tip of a flake. Step up and right delicately on a small polished foothold to the final widening crack. © Rockfax

FA. JW Puttrell c1900

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mmmhumous 26/Aug Lead
with Laura
RichT 25/Aug Lead rpt

Horrendous midges, even on the top!

with Misty, Helen
monkeyru 03/Jun 2nd
with Dan
danieleaston 03/Jun Lead O/S

Awesome birthday hike. Quite intimidating for a VDiff!

with Ruth
Wizzy 09/Apr Solo O/S

Best of its grade in the peak?

with Ri
Matthew Edwards 08/Apr Lead O/S

pleasant climb, not streneous at all, good to check out the view mid climb

mrphilipoldham 25/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Merry Christmas!! Type 2 fun today in the wet but will be back to repeat in the dry, lovely climb in a fantastic location

Hidden 04/Dec/16 2nd O/S
bryce.dorin 09/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Valentina
colin milton 04/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Michael Morrell
Mike_Gannon 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Great Climb. Been my ambition to climb on Kinder for years and finally everything came together

with Scott Robinson
Grey area 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Long walk-in, definitely longer than the guide book says. But a really nice climb with loads of jugs and an interesting move across to the crack. Be prepared to be the centre of attention though from the punters - felt like climbing in a real amphitheatre and made even a bumbler like me feel cool :)

with Sam
Matt Marsh 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Adam Thistlethwaite, Ezioo
Becks87 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Lovely climb! Nothing hard, just nice climbing and positioning, and a good tick for me being a local girl. I'd say it's well worth the hike up, but I like walking.

atom 05/Jun/16 2nd

Well traveled route and still great climbing, nice finish with the moves into the crack using a not so polished foothold, the grit is pretty rough round these parts

benny_m 08/May/16 Lead O/S
with Su
James Oakes 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
soph_klein 10/Apr/16 2nd
Plenk 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Great climb in incredible November weather. Enough to make you think but all the moves are solid.

Hidden 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Jaynie 30/Aug/15 2nd
with Will
Hidden 30/Aug/15 2nd O/S
will484 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with jaynie blake
Antony Mariani 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
DanChad 16/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Dad led. Great climb!

with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
Chris Murray 16/Jul/15 Lead

Best VDiff in The Peak?

with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower
RichT 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Peter
no_more_scotch_eggs 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb. Steep, sustained, some interesting moves that give pause for thought, but all easy enough when you actually do them. Glad I brought plenty of big gear though...

clanger ??/2015 -
leethebee 05/Oct/14 AltLd
with Disco
kasha_gregson 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Bram
BTphonehome 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Kasha
Hidden 03/Aug/14 -
BoulderyDave 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 21/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Pete aka Dad
stacey73 ?/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Emma
samt 17/May/14 Solo O/S

Brilliant, soloed whilst on walk with James Nick and Scouse. Nice ripple of applause from assembled punters on top out. :0

Hidden 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/14 2nd
Robbiobaby 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Good climb a few hard moves.

Hidden 05/Apr/14 2nd
GermanAlex 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S

A very varied day, after getting rained off in Dovedale we decided to go walking on Kinder and take a small rack and rope just in case. Everything was soaking, Zigzag was moderately damp but very slimy, kind of like climbing on algae I imagine. Still enjoyed it!

with Robby
stevo smith 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Britton
snerpton 02/Feb/14 2nd O/S
marconi ??/2014 Lead

With Neil Parnell

IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
MikeDowsett 22/Sep/13 Lead
jshields 22/Sep/13 2nd

Repeat, solo 9/03

davewsargent ?/Sep/13 -
with jeff ingman
TonyF ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Brown 31/Aug/13 Solo
with Andy R
gkindley 03/Aug/13 Lead
mr_drains 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S
sputnik 13/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Becky E 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S


john max 07/Jul/13 2nd
with Becky E
Chris Manasseh 01/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
nameless_rob 09/Jun/13 2nd
with Mel, Johanna
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ramblin dave 08/Jun/13 Lead

Surprisingly cruxy.

with Sioban
Siobhan McGowan 08/Jun/13 2nd
dominic lee 08/Jun/13 Solo
Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Bry 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/12 -
howlingbaboon 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Scott
Scott Anderson 17/Jun/12 2nd
JdotP 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Commander Lapdance, Stanislav Huska
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead
jhs3jtmh ??/2012 -
markhammonds 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Looked green and dirty but it was good. A slightly inelegant finish on my part.

with Joe Barragry
c00kie 01/Sep/11 2nd
with Gavin
sputnik 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route, pity about the long walk in.

with Mrs Z
mike_w18 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
joe1979 14/Jul/11 Lead
Irn Bruce 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Owain, Line, Jona
Scott Anderson ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 28/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 22/May/10 Solo O/S

Excellent, soloed twice, where was everyone else, loads of walker but didn't see a single climber all day!

staceated 24/Apr/10 2nd
with ben
BennoC 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S


with Stace
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Solo O/S
alexrankine30 25/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Mark
mark20 25/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Best VDiff I've ever done, steep and juggy all the way

Simon Caldwell 31/May/09 2nd O/S

Nice, jug city. Not as exposed as it looks in the photos!

with Carmen
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
bencole ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Dad, Rach
benman 29/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Lovely climb in a great setting

with roger m
JohnAI ?/Jul/08 2nd
jonka ?/Jun/08 Solo
with gareth
tanssop 03/May/08 Lead O/S

Quality route. There is an old style rusted nut in the crack before last move, wonder how old it is? Massive audience of walkers, quite embarassing after lacing with gear to make a faff of last move. Hope the photos made it look better...

with Julie
Hidden 12/Sep/07 Solo O/S
tobydunford 28/Aug/07 Solo O/S
RM199 ??/2007 -
DerwentDiluted 16/Sep/06 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Chris Ellis 16/Jul/06 Lead
with John Imrie, Colin Imrie
gazbonutter 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Lovely, what a great Vdiff!!

Alfredo ?/Jul/05 Lead
with Jen
victim of mathematics 01/May/05 Lead O/S
five ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Jen79 ?/May/04 2nd
with Ginny Carter
alan moore ??/2004 -
Dux 17/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Premal
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/01 Lead O/S
barney@helmshore 17/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with mike w
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/96 2nd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Roget 03/Aug/91 Solo O/S
with chris jones, Jonathan T
Iain Thow 26/May/88 Lead
with Bob Lister
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