Rockfax Description
Good climbing but not overly endowed with protection. Climb on the ledge via the groove and then access the flake on the wall behind awkwardly (very hard for the short - at least 5b). Mantel on this then climb straight up to the break and a good runner. Continue leftwards up the pleasant face to the final moves of Concave Wall. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Knowles 1969

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

n3p 16/Jul/17 TR dog
n3p 09/Jul/17 TR dog
Treeking82 06/Jul/17 Lead O/S
radddogg 06/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Matt Harris
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Oldmanofsalford 24/Jun/17 2nd
Oldmanofsalford 28/Mar/17 TR
Nafclimbsrocks 28/Mar/17 TR
Nafclimbsrocks 28/Mar/17 Lead dnf

Hit my chin moving off of the ledge committing to the first move. Very hard HVS.

BenSquires 26/Mar/17 TR O/S
Camerthom96 25/Mar/17 TR β
with Ben Squires
Hidden 08/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Drownthemonester 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Robbo
Rob Davies 05/Jul/16 Lead dnf

No gear that I could find, and a hard committing move which didn't appeal. HVS 4c in the old guide!! A classic Lancashire sandbag?

with Phil Ashton
EamonH 14/Jun/16 2nd

Tony and Andy B

GeorgeR 07/May/16 Lead
bantamdave 25/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Steve Shorrok
Steve Shorrock 25/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Martin Davies 28/May/15 Lead O/S

Great climb, positive holds, take some cams.

Hidden 28/May/15 2nd O/S
Bloke on a Rope 24/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Matt
Matt Reed 31/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Pete Smith
Hidden 31/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Simonpeel 09/Jul/14 TR
25mac06 19/Jun/14 -
Antony Mariani 30/May/14 TR O/S
with Jo P
Hidden 30/May/14 TR
bantamdave 06/May/14 2nd O/S
with Simon
StuartCJones ?/May/14 Lead O/S
JimHolmes69 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Pete Brindle
Jacob Forshaw 01/Apr/14 Lead O/S
stevorobs3 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
leeoftroy ?/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Martin Bennett 11/Sep/13 -
with Ali
pete40 04/Sep/13 Lead
Matt Reed 04/Sep/13 2nd
RM199 06/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Trobbo 01/Aug/13 Lead
with Matt Reed
Matt Reed 01/Aug/13 2nd
with Terry R
noah 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with P Swire
bgreen3761 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Josh Hoyle 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
joeflan 19/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/12 -
Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/May/12 Lead
gb05 28/May/12 Lead β
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd
NeilGriffiths 03/May/12 TR
with Dom, Adam
A Crook 03/May/12 TR O/S

very cheeky HVS little gear and if the crux is blown its likely you will hit the ledge so probably more E1

with Neil Dom and Dog
Hidden 30/Apr/12 TR
Mark Collins 27/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Delboy
Mike Hood 28/Feb/12 TR

Night climb in the wet!

Mike Hood 11/Feb/12 TR
Mike Hood 06/Nov/11 TR
StewartBradshaw 11/Jul/11 TR
markw 21/Jun/11 TR O/S
with Tor
Tor 21/Jun/11 TR O/S
with mark
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead O/S
csw ?/May/11 Lead rpt
kegless 21/Apr/11 TR
richorme 19/Apr/11 TR rpt
with Pete Bennett
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 13/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Will Taylor
will9911 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
wheelo 24/Feb/11 TR
with chris g
JasRY 10/Oct/10 TR
with Chris Wilson
jonwright 09/Oct/10 TR
with peter
joe.91 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Really nice climbing, really bold. Had one runner on the mantel move then ran it out to the top! Thought about putting gear in the break but just ran it out further. Definitely recommended though!

wilkie14c 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with Dave Clarke
robronson 22/May/10 TR

first ledge easy to gain, awkward move onto next mantelshelf unless you're tall!

Trobbo 12/May/10 Lead
with tony hulme
mick grim ??/2010 -
Albanian ??/2010 -
michael burrows 02/Nov/09 TR
Lallylandslider 02/Nov/09 TR
tmawer 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden 05/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 11/Jul/09 TR O/S
Brendan H 24/Jun/09 2nd O/S

very bold! will have to lead it one day!

with paul
wilkie14c 24/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Brenden
Sam Ash 14/Jun/09 TR β
with Dave Docherty
Hidden 12/Jun/09 TR
steven 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Hunt
Hidden 02/Jun/09 TR
Diggler 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with craig
slarty 08/May/09 Lead

A little reachy, good palcments.

with Tony
nia 26/Apr/09 2nd
with pete hutchinson, Richard
Hidden 21/Mar/09 TR
Booey 14/Feb/09 TR O/S

Cold damp day.

kjbix 15/Jun/08 Lead
lancashirelass 15/Jun/08 2nd
with kjbix
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
samking251 ??/2008 -
Tony Little 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Cath Sullivan
execlimber 27/Jun/07 Lead RP
with J Kirby
Hidden ?/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/06 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/Jun/06 Lead RP

Repeated on 10/07/08 With Murray Lead again on the 25/08/09 with Murray and Naz

with John Turner
Trobbo 04/May/06 Lead
with darren hartley
Martin Bennett 04/May/06 -
with NickH
kitch01 ?/May/06 TR
with terry webb
kingholmesy ??/2006 TR O/S
with SteveOc
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Charlie Boscoe
Hidden ??/2006 -
jonnyboy 14/Oct/05 Solo
Hidden 14/Oct/05 Solo
Neil Henson 02/Apr/05 2nd

The first bit of gear is a long way up. Whilst my partner was leading a noisy scouse bloke says loudly to his mate "he'll die if he falls from there" - very helpful!

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 02/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Mark A Humphries 26/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with gary wood
Rik Dawes ??/2005 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 12/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Trobbo 05/May/03 Lead
with darren hartley
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Neil Conway ??/2001 TR O/S
jsw1 05/Jun/99 2nd O/S
slarty 02/May/99 Lead O/S

Some small holds,Little Protection Low down, Easy near top

with Tim Stewart
Hidden 19/Jun/96 TR
Hidden 24/Apr/96 TR
Hidden 30/May/95 Lead
Dave Westby ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Rob Lewis
whispering nic 22/May/91 Solo
with noj
John Southworth ?/Jul/90 Solo
Mick King 01/May/89 TR
with Mark Lester, Paul "Doc" Lishman
Mick King 20/Apr/89 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Hidden 18/Apr/89 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/88 TR
goi.ashmore 03/Sep/87 Solo β
BigHairyIan 01/Jun/87 Lead O/S
with Pete Hodson
Martin Bennett 04/Sep/83 TR
Derek Ryden ??/1974 -
Paul Clarke ??/1972 AltLd
with FMC
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