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The right side of the slab via some chips. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, A Severe Day Out in 1949 at BLACK ROCKS, Stonnis Allstars.

Ben Turner 27/Oct/17 Sent rpt
AndyRogers 16/Sep/17 Sent O/S
Fellmonkey 18/Jul/17 Sent O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 03/Jul/17 Solo O/S
Flavio 15/Jun/17 Sent O/S
MarkoAldridge 26/May/17 -
C May 13/May/17 TR
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 13/May/17 TR O/S
with C May
tveeg 21/Apr/17 Sent
Wayne S 06/Apr/17 Solo

By head torch

Jamiewalkerjones 26/Dec/16 Sent β
Hidden 17/Aug/16 Sent
Jamiewalkerjones 12/May/16 Sent
peterbull 18/Apr/16 Solo
PTH 27/Mar/16 Sent O/S
with Reuben
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Solo O/S
jimmysdead 25/Oct/15 Solo O/S

Great warm up to the day, good conditions.

rockman 23/Sep/15 Solo rpt
rockman 23/Sep/15 Solo rpt
chancer 22/Aug/15 Sent O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Sent x
Hidden 03/Jun/15 Sent
karol dubas 22/Apr/15 Solo O/S

above pads

with Marcus
andy_e 19/Apr/15 Solo O/S
amccann 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 27/Mar/15 Sent O/S
with speedy
RM199 21/Mar/15 Sent
Jonathan Hall 21/Mar/15 Solo
charley 03/Dec/14 Sent O/S
65m moderate millington 06/Nov/14 Solo β
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Solo O/S
MarkRoe 03/Nov/14 Solo rpt
woody99i 03/Nov/14 Solo O/S
eddiem1 05/Sep/14 TR O/S
andork123 30/Aug/14 Solo O/S

was rather dark and wet at the time, good fun though

sgl 16/Aug/14 Solo
Nick Sherring 23/Jul/14 Sent
gaz3212 11/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/14 Solo rpt
rockman 03/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Joe_Law ?/Jul/14 Sent
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Solo rpt
loco wilko ?/Jun/14 Sent
rockmunky 13/Apr/14 TR RP
with Dad
robblowen 29/Mar/14 Sent O/S
JoeWakefield 29/Mar/14 Sent O/S
mcrtchly ??/2014 -
Si dH 30/Aug/13 Sent O/S
with Neil Furniss
Wayne S 29/Aug/13 Solo
althesin 10/Aug/13 Solo
Paul Tanner 08/Jul/13 Solo O/S
AlexD 09/Jun/13 Solo
with Marti
Marti999 09/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Theeni 05/May/13 Sent O/S
with Joseph
Jonesy_A 04/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/13 Sent
dr_botnik 15/Apr/13 Sent O/S
deacondeacon 15/Apr/13 Sent O/S

To the top

Heather Osborne 03/Apr/13 Sent O/S
with Craig Osborne, Rob Law, rhys whitehouse
Hidden 30/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/13 Sent rpt
CraigOsborne ??/2013 Solo O/S
Jake Young 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
kermit_uk 16/Nov/12 Sent x
with SED
SED 16/Nov/12 Sent x

A good return and reminder of how much I dislike slabs.

Hidden 27/Oct/12 Sent rpt
Hidden 16/Oct/12 Sent rpt
JLS 10/Oct/12 Sent O/S
with Jacqui
Rich Malcolm 13/Sep/12 Solo β
rockman 13/Sep/12 TR O/S
timcedwards 13/Sep/12 TR
barni 24/Aug/12 Solo rpt
charlietorrance 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/12 Sent O/S
NickTay 03/Aug/12 Solo rpt
alisterrobbird 30/Jul/12 Sent
Dan Geh 25/Jul/12 Sent O/S
MarkRoe 18/Jul/12 Solo O/S
BRoe 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Jim Malo 01/Jul/12 Sent O/S
Graeme Hammond 25/Jun/12 Solo O/S
kwaidy 02/Jun/12 Solo O/S

not hvs

sting 02/Jun/12 Sent rpt
NickTay 13/May/12 Solo O/S

Nice place to sort your head out.

Alex.M-M. 05/May/12 Sent rpt
Ceridwen 06/Apr/12 Solo
with Tim Hobby
timmyhobby 06/Apr/12 Solo O/S
JMoss 06/Apr/12 TR
h3l3n283 06/Apr/12 TR
mapperley samurai 05/Apr/12 Solo

More of a bouler problem than trade. No gear placements. No mats used.

migs493 29/Mar/12 Sent O/S
with Paul W
SED 09/Mar/12 Sent x

Bailed the first time after a slip of the foot. Same slip the second time, but found the left foot to hand match and continued to finish.

hfac 26/Feb/12 Solo
Hidden 15/Jan/12 Sent O/S
Dave Bond 14/Jan/12 Sent
Lunar25 07/Jan/12 Solo O/S
with James Morrison, Dave LE
whitehouse_rhys ??/2012 Solo O/S
with ben roe
Eddie Shelbourne 27/Dec/11 Sent

Bailed right the first try. Had to man up and finish properly 2nd time around

with Terry harris-ellis
Hidden 02/Nov/11 Sent rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/11 -
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead
Bloke on a Rope 07/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Solo O/S
adi bryant 19/Aug/11 Solo O/S
iamstebarker ?/Aug/11 Sent
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Sent
olllie26 30/Jul/11 Sent x

Scary. Had a mat but was about 5 meters below under slab

with Kyle, RICHARD
Haydn Jones 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
with paul
thrutch 29/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
John Lewis 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Maureen
Robin Nichols ?/Jun/11 Sent O/S
david harvey 08/May/11 Solo O/S
Alkis 08/May/11 -
kfv 27/Apr/11 Sent O/S
liambriddon1991 27/Apr/11 Sent O/S
pawdog 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
kfv 23/Apr/11 Solo O/S
liambriddon1991 23/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Macca_7 20/Apr/11 Sent O/S

Lovely line but a bit overgraded even in the heat!

masa-alpin 16/Apr/11 Sent O/S
gb83 16/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Bold but good. A bit polished in the crux.

Dhcol 11/Apr/11 Solo

I did this the year previous and forgot how bold the end is!! had a bit of shaky leg towards the end :-) and it didn't help my confidence when some people at the bottom that had just top roped it were saying that we must be mad.

Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with Nicky, Colin
J25 24/Mar/11 Solo
TRFrost 24/Mar/11 Solo O/S
SPENCER41 23/Mar/11 Sent O/S
with Jason Curle
oddessy_uk 23/Mar/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Sent x
MD 30/Jan/11 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Byronius Maximus 19/Dec/10 Sent O/S
Hidden 17/Nov/10 Sent
Rampikino 17/Oct/10 TR
with Cat
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Solo O/S
dja 12/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Wayne.Gaudin 30/Aug/10 TR O/S

Matt and David

Keendan 26/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Daymo 19/Aug/10 Solo
with DJ
deejmonkey 19/Aug/10 Solo
with Damian
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
katyc 24/Jul/10 Solo
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Solo
tatz45 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Emma-Louise Anderson 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S

I was glad I stepped up and tried this... it looked far too high but once you were in the slab climbing zone it went super smoothly

Hidden 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
rob wmc 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Alan
Bradbury 03/Jun/10 Solo rpt

Took the escape right first time. Did it properly scond time around.

Ross Barnes ?/Apr/10 Sent
Mark Duncan 12/Mar/10 -
bigdrew 31/Jan/10 Solo β
Sam1991 31/Jan/10 Solo β

Useful and encouraging beta from reuben on the psychological crux, trust your feet. nice route, bit highball!

with Andy J and Reuben
RM199 ??/2010 Solo O/S
sgl0jd 12/Oct/09 -
tom.ireson 13/Sep/09 Sent O/S
with Alex Parkin
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Solo O/S
jsrous 28/Jun/09 Solo
with Frank and John
frankcp87 28/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 03/May/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Solo rpt
Sankey 23/Apr/09 Sent
with Wednesday nighters
Pilch 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Sent O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Sent
richardhopton 28/Feb/09 Solo

says VS is Eastern Grit??

with Matt Thombs
hughr 18/Jan/09 Sent x
JohnFJP ??/2009 Sent
barni 30/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with Dave barry
SGD 25/Oct/08 Solo
mccaunt ?/Oct/08 Sent O/S
tomB 20/Sep/08 Solo O/S
jscoles 20/Sep/08 Solo
with Tom Baker
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Solo RP
john lynch 14/May/08 Sent
with mike lynch, bo robertson
Hidden 10/May/08 Solo O/S
Joe Costello 04/May/08 Sent O/S
with Liam
mic_b 13/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Russell Lovett 18/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with alone
tommo1664 06/Jan/08 Sent
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
Slim Bert ??/2008 -
with dave
daveagriff ??/2008 Solo
Hidden 01/Dec/07 Solo O/S
SteveM 24/Nov/07 Sent rpt
with Kat
kitkat78 24/Nov/07 Sent O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 09/Jul/07 Solo rpt
gibbo38 01/Jun/07 Solo O/S
with Robert
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/07 Solo dnf
Hidden 31/Mar/07 Solo
Matt Fry 16/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Ali Scott
Owen W-G 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S

With, then without mat.

with Robin, Anthony & Jody
Hidden 30/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Nov/06 Solo O/S
Alfredo ?/Nov/06 Solo
Creinu 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Peakphil ?/Aug/06 Solo
Swirly 15/Jul/06 Solo O/S
with Rob and Ceri
Pythonist 13/May/06 Solo rpt
Monk 05/May/06 Solo O/S
SGD 06/Feb/06 Solo O/S

thin but good - fluttery at the top

with Sam Carter
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Solo
Dave Mason ??/2005 Solo O/S
julian allen 16/Sep/04 Solo
zcapxa5 20/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Budge 08/Apr/04 Solo O/S
Climb Rox ?/Apr/04 Solo
Mark Collins 27/Nov/03 Solo O/S
climbingrev 21/Aug/03 Solo RP

Confidence is the key. Chickened out briefly, but got back on with it.

Peakology ??/2003 Sent O/S
with cat
chrishedgehog 28/Jul/02 Solo O/S
with C. Parfitt
Hidden 21/Apr/02 Sent O/S
DerwentDiluted 08/Sep/01 Solo
alan moore ??/2000 -
EddieA ?/Nov/96 Solo O/S
Backinthegame 02/May/92 Solo
Rob Davies 15/Sep/91 Solo
Hidden 06/Sep/91 Solo
Laramadness 03/Sep/90 Solo
goi.ashmore 15/Jun/90 Sent O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
nai ??/1990 Solo
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ??/1989 Sent O/S
Iain Thow 16/Jul/88 Solo
Ian Archer 06/May/88 Solo O/S
Roget ??/1987 Solo rpt
with jim
Chris the Tall ?/Dec/86 Solo O/S
Ena ?/Aug/86 Solo
jonathan shepherd ??/1984 -
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/82 Solo O/S
dangerdave ?/Jun/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1979 Lead
Hidden ??/1978 -
rogerskews ??/1976 Solo
with CMC Members
Hidden 22/Dec/74 Solo
Hidden 26/May/74 TR
mikej 23/Mar/74 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 06/May/73 Solo
with E
mikej 18/Feb/73 Solo
Hidden ??/1973 -
mikej 01/Oct/72 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 09/Jul/72 Solo
with E
mikej 09/May/71 Solo
with Dave Williams, E
mikej 06/Apr/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 24/Mar/71 Solo
mikej 27/Feb/71 Solo
with E
mikej 05/Apr/70 Solo
with Martin Wragg
mikej 08/Jun/69 Solo
with Alan Booth, Mike Browne, E
mikej 03/May/69 Solo
with Mike Browne, John Bickerdike, Geoff Williams
mikej 30/Mar/69 Solo
with E
mikej 22/Mar/69 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1969 Solo
mikej 18/Oct/67 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 23/Nov/66 Solo
with Keith Gregson
mikej 09/Nov/66 Solo
with Keith Gregson
mikej 06/Apr/66 Solo

This route was once a very pleasant Severe. But in the late 60s I found that the sharp edged chipped holds had been smashed making the route considerably harder.

with Ted Markham
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