20m.

Rockfax Description
A bold number. Climb Mad Karoo to the break then head up into the shallow groove using a good pocket to make a spooky reach for the good edge above. From the ledge exit right on jugs. © Rockfax

FA. Dave Cronshaw 1973

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Very good routes in the UK, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
JamesAWilson 31 May Lead O/S
Mattskeet1982 LC&CC 20 Apr Lead O/S
K Farrell 11 Apr 2nd β
with Ben21
with Ben21
Ben21 11 Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Sep, 2018 TR
matt1024 9 Sep, 2018 TR O/S
with MikeTit
with MikeTit
Buxy 24 May, 2018 TR
Hidden 24 May, 2018 TR
ElliottB 23 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Steve
with Steve
Hidden 23 May, 2018 2nd O/S
benrhyd 18 Oct, 2017 2nd
with Joe Barlow
with Joe Barlow
NickJH 17 Aug, 2017 TR rpt shunt
shunt
Flavio 16 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Jumar Jenny
with Jumar Jenny
radddogg 4 Jul, 2017 2nd rpt
Elliot King LC&CC 4 Jul, 2017 2nd rpt Good lead from Mark
with Mark stehnhouse
Good lead from Mark
with Mark stehnhouse
Hidden 12 Jun, 2017 TR
Trobbo 20 Apr, 2017 2nd
with martin dale
with martin dale
Davidwi 20 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Basiljrn 6 Apr, 2017 TR O/S
Nafclimbsrocks 28 Mar, 2017 TR
Albanian ??, 2017 TR
Tom Davies ??, 2017 -
NickJH 11 Oct, 2016 TR rpt shunt
shunt
Hidden 8 Sep, 2016 TR
NickJH 12 Aug, 2016 TR rpt shunt
shunt
Drownthemonester 21 Jul, 2016 TR O/S
with Robbo
with Robbo
radddogg 21 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S Only real gear is in the horizontal break, very run out at the top
Only real gear is in the horizontal break, very run out at the top
Elliot King LC&CC 21 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
with Rob Powell
Hidden 7 Jun, 2016 TR
robhunt 31 Mar, 2016 Lead
with Brian Hull
with Brian Hull
JendeHoxar 31 Aug, 2015 Lead rpt My first E1 lead!
with Daniel
My first E1 lead!
with Daniel
JendeHoxar 27 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
with Tony
with Tony
HaveYouSeenDean 8 Aug, 2015 TR β Couple of sketchy and committing moves but very fun none the less.
Couple of sketchy and committing moves but very fun none the less.
MikePen 21 Jul, 2015 TR dog
with Katya
with Katya
nickmoulden 13 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with zoe bidula
with zoe bidula
efrance24234 13 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with beth-h
with beth-h
Matt Reed 9 Apr, 2015 2nd rpt
with Martin Dale
with Martin Dale
Hidden 26 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 24 Aug, 2014 2nd β
Hidden 7 Aug, 2014 TR
noemie5438 7 Aug, 2014 TR O/S
with Marieke
with Marieke
Hidden 31 Jul, 2014 TR O/S
Hidden 6 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
AndyPratt88 18 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
JimHolmes69 17 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
Antony Mariani 30 May, 2014 TR O/S
with Jo P
with Jo P
Hidden 30 May, 2014 TR
bantamdave 6 May, 2014 2nd O/S
JimHolmes69 27 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Pete Brindle
with Pete Brindle
StephenS 9 Apr, 2014 2nd Really nice climb couple of committing and fun moves
Really nice climb couple of committing and fun moves
Jacob Forshaw 1 Apr, 2014 Lead rpt
StuartCJones 1 Apr, 2014 Lead
dave mann ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 30 Nov, 2013 TR
Dr Toph 21 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S Tempting square hold at crux flexed disturbingly, stick to the pockets!
Tempting square hold at crux flexed disturbingly, stick to the pockets!
pete40 11 Sep, 2013 Lead
pete40 11 Sep, 2013 Lead
spidey 4 Sep, 2013 Lead
with Phil buckle
with Phil buckle
wheelo 19 Aug, 2013 TR
with craig
with craig
Hidden 8 Aug, 2013 TR
Simonpeel 6 Aug, 2013 TR β
Jacob Forshaw 3 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
bgreen3761 3 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
climbing son 21 May, 2013 Lead O/S Major advantage to be tall
Major advantage to be tall
gw3285 8 May, 2013 Lead
stratandrew 8 May, 2013 2nd
with gw3285
with gw3285
Hidden 7 May, 2013 TR rpt
Ste_b1978 12 Apr, 2013 TR
with Danny
with Danny
erictant 7 Apr, 2013 2nd
with cox
with cox
Hidden ?Apr, 2013 TR
Hidden 3 Mar, 2013 TR β
Hidden 23 Sep, 2012 -
Russ_Critchley 16 Aug, 2012 TR O/S With Graham, very nice climb, just my style
With Graham, very nice climb, just my style
Naomi Havercroft 28 May, 2012 TR nice climb, will lead it next time.
with James
nice climb, will lead it next time.
with James
Hidden 16 May, 2012 TR
NeilGriffiths 3 May, 2012 TR
with Dom, Adam
with Dom, Adam
Hidden 3 May, 2012 TR O/S
cox 1 May, 2012 Lead
Hidden 1 May, 2012 TR
Steve Clark 30 Apr, 2012 TR
Derek Robinson 29 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 29 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Quite bold, but super climbing. Not strenuous, but nice and technical.
with rob hunt
Quite bold, but super climbing. Not strenuous, but nice and technical.
with rob hunt
Mark Collins 29 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
Hidden 26 Mar, 2012 2nd β
gb05 26 Mar, 2012 Lead RP Worked a few times on TR due to large decking potential. Nice simple bold climbing. Also becs first E1.
with Bec Hurst
Worked a few times on TR due to large decking potential. Nice simple bold climbing. Also becs first E1.
with Bec Hurst
Craig Hargreaves 22 Mar, 2012 2nd rpt
Hidden 21 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Sep, 2011 2nd
Hidden 27 Jun, 2011 Lead β
Hidden 5 Jun, 2011 Lead
JasRY 2 Jun, 2011 Lead β
with Paul Coxon
with Paul Coxon
augustus trout 11 May, 2011 2nd O/S
with Carolyn Mills
with Carolyn Mills
Hidden 1 May, 2011 TR
will9911 13 Apr, 2011 2nd
Rich Guest 7 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Switched from plan A which was to climb the E2 to the right... This felt a doddle coming from that particular tussle
Switched from plan A which was to climb the E2 to the right... This felt a doddle coming from that particular tussle
lrandall 7 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Nice straight forward climbing with the added spice of big fall potential. Pretty serious in places and thus E1 is fitting.
Nice straight forward climbing with the added spice of big fall potential. Pretty serious in places and thus E1 is fitting.
Hidden 7 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 24 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
wheelo 24 Feb, 2011 TR
with chris g
with chris g
ChrisGreen 24 Feb, 2011 TR rpt
with wheelo
with wheelo
ajclarke 1 Sep, 2010 2nd
Leo Woodhead 7 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S 3RD E1! Top section was pretty run out! Nice climb though!
with Ian W
3RD E1! Top section was pretty run out! Nice climb though!
with Ian W
Ianwesterby 7 Jul, 2010 2nd
Marti999 22 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
mike_harper 19 Jun, 2010 TR O/S Self belayed
Self belayed
wilkie14c 15 Jun, 2010 TR rpt
with Dave Clarke
with Dave Clarke
Hidden 6 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
Simon Rackley ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with tracy baldwin
with tracy baldwin
Trobbo 12 May, 2010 2nd
with tony hulme
with tony hulme
Hidden 17 Apr, 2010 TR O/S
Hidden 15 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
mick grim ??, 2010 -
Albanian ??, 2010 -
Leo Woodhead 27 Sep, 2009 2nd
trish1968 17 Sep, 2009 2nd This was my first E1. Had a couple of slips on the HVS leading up to the E1 which required a tight rope scary stuff :-) Lots of big stretches as I'm only 5 foot 5
This was my first E1. Had a couple of slips on the HVS leading up to the E1 which required a tight rope scary stuff :-) Lots of big stretches as I'm only 5 foot 5
Reaver2k 18 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S A very bold lead for me, I normally avoid these sorts of things but for some reason bold E1's seem to suit me. Once on the ledge I had a bit of trouble getting off it, but eventually figured to go from slightly further right, the move up to the pocket below the slab is a bit scary concidering you would hit the ledge if you fell. Once at the break I spent a while placing some semi-decent gear and contemplating whether to finish up Mad Karoo or Time, Time didn't look that bad so I went up for a look and found myself stood up on the ledge with the scoop above me without really realising it. It looked oddly easy so I did the moves expecting something to hit me, turns out it really is just 4b moves way way above gear. Don't think you would quite deck but you would certainly get very close. Sometimes feels nice to be that exposed though. Couldn't find anymore gear on the upper bit but it was really juggy so wasn't really worried. Result of a fall from the top? Hitting the floor from 20m, ouch. Soft-touch still I think.
A very bold lead for me, I normally avoid these sorts of things but for some reason bold E1's seem to suit me. Once on the ledge I had a bit of trouble getting off it, but eventually figured to go from slightly further right, the move up to the pocket below the slab is a bit scary concidering you would hit the ledge if you fell. Once at the break I spent a while placing some semi-decent gear and contemplating whether to finish up Mad Karoo or Time, Time didn't look that bad so I went up for a look and found myself stood up on the ledge with the scoop above me without really realising it. It looked oddly easy so I did the moves expecting something to hit me, turns out it really is just 4b moves way way above gear. Don't think you would quite deck but you would certainly get very close. Sometimes feels nice to be that exposed though. Couldn't find anymore gear on the upper bit but it was really juggy so wasn't really worried. Result of a fall from the top? Hitting the floor from 20m, ouch. Soft-touch still I think.
matthewjames 18 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
Ralfy 5 Aug, 2009 TR O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2009 TR O/S
crossdressingrodney 11 Jul, 2009 TR O/S
Hidden 11 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jun, 2009 TR rpt
Hidden 18 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Sam Ash 14 Jun, 2009 TR β
with Dave Docherty
with Dave Docherty
Hidden 12 Jun, 2009 TR
Hidden 2 Jun, 2009 TR
peewee2008 31 May, 2009 TR O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2009 TR β
conboy93 ?May, 2009 Lead
nia 26 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Lunar25, Richard
with Lunar25, Richard
Hidden 18 Apr, 2009 TR O/S
Hidden 19 Mar, 2009 TR O/S
willoates ??, 2009 Lead O/S
with Chrissy
with Chrissy
leewam121 1 Nov, 2008 TR
with Leigh De Vine
with Leigh De Vine
steven 14 Jul, 2008 Lead β
with Simon Holden
with Simon Holden
kjbix 15 Jun, 2008 Lead
Hidden 15 Jun, 2008 Lead RP
reubensampson 5 Jun, 2008 TR
with Phil Buckle
with Phil Buckle
shaun stephens ??, 2008 -
Hidden 6 Sep, 2007 2nd dnf
Butchless1 15 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Aug, 2007 2nd
Tony Little 1 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with Cath Sullivan
with Cath Sullivan
Hidden ?Aug, 2007 Lead RP
Mark Collins 12 Jun, 2007 TR rpt
Hidden 10 Jun, 2007 TR β
rick1fugazi 2 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S
with Simon Holden
with Simon Holden
titchykevlaa 19 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
with steve
with steve
samking251 ??, 2007 -
bronsonite 16 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with Jo Solomon
with Jo Solomon
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ??, 2006 Lead RP lead again 24/03/11 with Tim
with John Turner
lead again 24/03/11 with Tim
with John Turner
Johann ??, 2006 Lead O/S
with Charlie Boscoe
with Charlie Boscoe
Hidden ??, 2006 -
jonnyboy 14 Oct, 2005 Lead O/S
with JR
with JR
Hidden 14 Oct, 2005 2nd
Trobbo 26 Mar, 2005 2nd
with mark humphries
with mark humphries
Mark A Humphries 26 Mar, 2005 Lead O/S
with gary wood
with gary wood
kitch01 ??, 2005 TR O/S
with terry webb
with terry webb
Dave Westby ??, 2005 2nd
with Tony Hulme
with Tony Hulme
Mark Collins 12 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
frazzle11 ?Aug, 2004 Lead dog
Hidden ??, 2003 2nd O/S
Neil Conway ??, 2001 2nd O/S
Martin Bennett 17 Aug, 2000 -
with MT
with MT
Trobbo 30 Mar, 2000 2nd
with martin dale
with martin dale
Jamie B ?Jun, 1999 2nd
with Nik Birkby
with Nik Birkby
Craig Hargreaves 2 May, 1999 TR dog Very smooth small features on top slab
with Tim Stewart
Very smooth small features on top slab
with Tim Stewart
col finnegan 14 Jul, 1998 - Duke of Edinburgh climbing and abseiling.
Duke of Edinburgh climbing and abseiling.
lost.arrow 22 Mar, 1998 Lead HVS 5a in my book.
with Gill Heartly
HVS 5a in my book.
with Gill Heartly
col finnegan 4 Feb, 1998 TR Dry day, but windy
Dry day, but windy
Steve Clark 6 Aug, 1996 TR
Mick King 10 Jul, 1994 Solo
richorme 13 Jun, 1994 TR O/S
Mick King 18 Jul, 1993 Solo
Hidden 15 Apr, 1993 2nd
Hidden 9 Apr, 1992 Lead
Hidden 12 Aug, 1991 Lead
John Southworth ?Jul, 1991 Solo
Mick King 27 Jun, 1991 TR O/S
with Mark Lavender
with Mark Lavender
whispering nic 22 May, 1991 Lead
with noj
with noj
Hidden 24 Apr, 1991 2nd
Hidden ??, 1989 -
goi.ashmore 26 Jul, 1988 Solo β
BigHairyIan 15 Jun, 1988 2nd O/S
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
Hidden 2 Jul, 1986 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 4 Sep, 1983 TR
Hidden ??, 1972 AltLd
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