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

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

benrhyd 18/Oct/17 2nd
with Joe Barlow
NickJH 17/Aug/17 TR rpt


Flavio 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
radddogg 04/Jul/17 2nd rpt
Elliot King LC&CC 04/Jul/17 2nd rpt

Good lead from Mark

with Mark stehnhouse
Hidden 12/Jun/17 TR
Trobbo 20/Apr/17 2nd
with martin dale
Davidwi 20/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Basiljrn 06/Apr/17 TR O/S
with TommyD
Nafclimbsrocks 28/Mar/17 TR
Albanian ??/2017 TR
Tom Davies ??/2017 -
NickJH 11/Oct/16 TR rpt


Hidden 08/Sep/16 TR
NickJH 12/Aug/16 TR rpt


Drownthemonester 21/Jul/16 TR O/S
with Robbo
radddogg 21/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Only real gear is in the horizontal break, very run out at the top

Elliot King LC&CC 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
Hidden 07/Jun/16 TR
robhunt 31/Mar/16 Lead
with Brian Hull
JendeHoxar 31/Aug/15 Lead rpt

My first E1 lead!

with Daniel
JendeHoxar 27/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Tony
HaveYouSeenDean 08/Aug/15 TR β

Couple of sketchy and committing moves but very fun none the less.

nickmoulden 13/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with zoe bidula
efrance24234 13/May/15 Lead O/S
Matt Reed 09/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Martin Dale
Hidden 26/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Climbster 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 24/Aug/14 2nd β
with Matt
Hidden 07/Aug/14 TR
noemie5438 07/Aug/14 TR O/S
with Marieke
Hidden 31/Jul/14 TR O/S
BigTone 06/Jul/14 Lead rpt
AndyPratt88 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Jim
JimHolmes69 17/Jun/14 Lead rpt
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
JimHolmes69 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Pete Brindle
StephenS 09/Apr/14 2nd

Really nice climb couple of committing and fun moves

Jacob Forshaw 01/Apr/14 Lead rpt
StuartCJones 01/Apr/14 Lead
dave mann ??/2014 Lead O/S
Chris Manasseh 30/Nov/13 TR
Dr Toph 21/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Tempting square hold at crux flexed disturbingly, stick to the pockets!

pete40 11/Sep/13 Lead
pete40 11/Sep/13 Lead
spidey 04/Sep/13 Lead
with Phil buckle
wheelo 19/Aug/13 TR
with craig
Hidden 08/Aug/13 TR
Simonpeel 06/Aug/13 TR β
Jacob Forshaw 03/Jun/13 2nd O/S
bgreen3761 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
climbing son 21/May/13 Lead O/S

Major advantage to be tall

gw3285 08/May/13 Lead
stratandrew 08/May/13 2nd
Hidden 07/May/13 TR rpt
Ste_b1978 12/Apr/13 TR
with Danny
erictant 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Paul
Hidden ?/Apr/13 TR
Hidden 03/Mar/13 TR β
Hidden 23/Sep/12 -
Russ_Critchley 16/Aug/12 TR O/S

With Graham, very nice climb, just my style

Hidden 28/May/12 TR
Hidden 16/May/12 TR
NeilGriffiths 03/May/12 TR
with Dom, Adam
A Crook 03/May/12 TR O/S
with Neil Dom and Dog
cox 01/May/12 Lead
Hidden 01/May/12 TR
Hidden 30/Apr/12 TR
Derek Robinson 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
bigglesbutcha 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Quite bold, but super climbing. Not strenuous, but nice and technical.

with rob hunt
Mark Collins 29/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Delboy
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd β
gb05 26/Mar/12 Lead RP

Worked a few times on TR due to large decking potential. Nice simple bold climbing. Also becs first E1.

with Bec Hurst
slarty 22/Mar/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead β
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead
JasRY 02/Jun/11 Lead β
with Paul Coxon
augustus trout 11/May/11 2nd O/S
with Carolyn Mills
Hidden 01/May/11 TR
will9911 13/Apr/11 2nd
with Simon
Rich Guest 07/Apr/11 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

lrandall 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Nice straight forward climbing with the added spice of big fall potential. Pretty serious in places and thus E1 is fitting.

Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 24/Mar/11 2nd O/S
wheelo 24/Feb/11 TR
with chris g
ChrisGreen 24/Feb/11 TR rpt
with John W
ajclarke 01/Sep/10 2nd
Leo Woodhead 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S

3RD E1! Top section was pretty run out! Nice climb though!

with Ian W
Ianwesterby 07/Jul/10 2nd
with Leo
Marti999 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anna
mike_harper 19/Jun/10 TR O/S

Self belayed

wilkie14c 15/Jun/10 TR rpt
with Dave Clarke
Hidden 06/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead RP
Simon Rackley ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with tracy baldwin
Trobbo 12/May/10 2nd
with tony hulme
Hidden 17/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S
mick grim ??/2010 -
Albanian ??/2010 -
Leo Woodhead 27/Sep/09 2nd
trish1968 17/Sep/09 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

Reaver2k 18/Aug/09 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.

matthewjames 18/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/09 TR O/S
crossdressingrodney 11/Jul/09 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/09 TR rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Sam Ash 14/Jun/09 TR β
with Dave Docherty
Hidden 12/Jun/09 TR
Hidden 02/Jun/09 TR
peewee2008 31/May/09 TR O/S
Hidden 07/May/09 TR β
conboy93 ?/May/09 Lead
nia 26/Apr/09 2nd
with pete hutchinson, Richard
Hidden 18/Apr/09 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/09 TR O/S
willoates ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Chrissy
leewam121 01/Nov/08 TR
with Leigh De Vine
steven 14/Jul/08 Lead β
with Simon Holden
kjbix 15/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead RP
reubensampson 05/Jun/08 TR
with Phil Buckle
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 06/Sep/07 2nd dnf
Butchless1 15/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Tony
Tony Little 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Cath Sullivan
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead RP
Mark Collins 12/Jun/07 TR rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/07 TR β
rick1fugazi 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Holden
kevin 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with steve
samking251 ??/2007 -
bronsonite 16/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Jo Solomon
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ??/2006 Lead RP

lead again 24/03/11 with Tim

with John Turner
Johann ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Charlie Boscoe
Hidden ??/2006 -
jonnyboy 14/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/05 2nd
Trobbo 26/Mar/05 2nd
with mark humphries
Mark A Humphries 26/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with gary wood
kitch01 ??/2005 TR O/S
with terry webb
Dave Westby ??/2005 2nd
with Tony Hulme
Mark Collins 12/Sep/04 Lead O/S
frazzle11 ?/Aug/04 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Neil Conway ??/2001 2nd O/S
Martin Bennett 17/Aug/00 -
with MT
Trobbo 30/Mar/00 2nd
with martin dale
Jamie B ?/Jun/99 2nd
with Nik Birkby
slarty 02/May/99 TR dog

Very smooth small features on top slab

with Tim Stewart
col finnegan 14/Jul/98 -

Duke of Edinburgh climbing and abseiling.

lost.arrow 22/Mar/98 Lead

HVS 5a in my book.

with Gill Heartly
col finnegan 04/Feb/98 TR

Dry day, but windy

Hidden 06/Aug/96 TR
richorme 13/Jun/94 TR O/S
Mick King 18/Jul/93 Solo
Hidden 09/Apr/92 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/91 Lead
John Southworth ?/Jul/91 Solo
Mick King 27/Jun/91 TR
with Mark Lavender
whispering nic 22/May/91 Lead
with noj
Hidden 24/Apr/91 2nd
Hidden ??/1989 -
goi.ashmore 26/Jul/88 Solo β
BigHairyIan 15/Jun/88 2nd O/S
with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)
Hidden 02/Jul/86 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 04/Sep/83 TR
Paul Clarke ??/1972 AltLd
with FMC
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