16m.

Rockfax Description
This ancient classic can feel bit bold. Climb the easy slab until the projecting buttress to the right can be reached by a short traverse. Balance up this to a final sketchy move (large gear or thread) or sneak off right if you are too short. © Rockfax

FA. Bernard Simmonds and L Chapman, 1939 17/Jul/1939

Ticklists

Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper, A Severe Day Out in 1949 at BLACK ROCKS, Stonnis Allstars, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS)

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NIGBEE 9 Sep, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Who put the house brick in the top break ? Once above the green this is a lovely climb with the hanging slab in a superb position of exposure but be warned the bottom break is the last protection unless you have some very big gear
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βeta: Who put the house brick in the top break ? Once above the green this is a lovely climb with the hanging slab in a superb position of exposure but be warned the bottom break is the last protection unless you have some very big gear
Si dH 28 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: awkward travrse but with good gear then gearless vdiff/severe climbing above, just needs a good head!
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βeta: awkward travrse but with good gear then gearless vdiff/severe climbing above, just needs a good head!
Chris Craggs 28 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Bold front face on well-scoured holds.
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βeta: Bold front face on well-scoured holds.
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GermanAlex 14 May Lead O/S Unfortunately very gritty, like climbing on lots of tiny ball bearings, and consequently a tad scary. Adam was nice enough to give it a good brush on his way up, so hopefully fine for whoever comes along next. Very easy, but you wouldn't want to fall off.
with Adam_42
Unfortunately very gritty, like climbing on lots of tiny ball bearings, and consequently a tad scary. Adam was nice enough to give it a good brush on his way up, so hopefully fine for whoever comes along next. Very easy, but you wouldn't want to fall off.
with Adam_42
Adam_42 14 May 2nd O/S
with German Alex
with German Alex
nation1 21 Jun, 2018 Lead Wow what a route, bold move out onto the slab and bold to the finish to say the least. Disappointed with the amount of rubbish at this crag it’s disgusting.
with Nick Taylor
Wow what a route, bold move out onto the slab and bold to the finish to say the least. Disappointed with the amount of rubbish at this crag it’s disgusting.
with Nick Taylor
arthurpaulcaplan 7 May, 2018 Lead dnf
Wayne S 4 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Slippy and scary! Think I was on it too soon after rain.
Slippy and scary! Think I was on it too soon after rain.
Hidden 4 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
SuperLee1985 7 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S V green and grubby in the first half. A bit of gardning was required. Once past the tree the route improved. Interesting and commuting step round the corner. Good gear in the lower break. Dodgy move to gain the upper break and then noting but disappointment in terms of runners. Couldn't get anything in, even the dragon 6, nothing to thread either. Got a cam in a crack round to the right but this would have resulted in a swing into the right wall if I came off. Final top out is sketchy and very font esque although some of the scratched initials make for mediocre hand holds.
V green and grubby in the first half. A bit of gardning was required. Once past the tree the route improved. Interesting and commuting step round the corner. Good gear in the lower break. Dodgy move to gain the upper break and then noting but disappointment in terms of runners. Couldn't get anything in, even the dragon 6, nothing to thread either. Got a cam in a crack round to the right but this would have resulted in a swing into the right wall if I came off. Final top out is sketchy and very font esque although some of the scratched initials make for mediocre hand holds.
eastonator 7 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Flavio 15 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
thrutch 2 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
with Sven
with Sven
tobygamble 15 Mar, 2017 TR O/S
Bec_ahrens7113 9 Oct, 2016 TR
PanzerHanzler 5 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
lundyman 5 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
with Andy Hansler
with Andy Hansler
Fellmonkey 10 Jun, 2015 2nd
with Andy Winter
with Andy Winter
Bradbury 10 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Matt Lewis
with Matt Lewis
Thecoastalroute 6 Jun, 2015 Lead dog Top roped the last slab - no gear! Somewhat bold, and the hardest moves are at the end.
Top roped the last slab - no gear! Somewhat bold, and the hardest moves are at the end.
Hidden 6 Jun, 2015 2nd dog
Nick1812P 27 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
with amccann
with amccann
amccann 27 Mar, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 12 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
AshBash 12 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with cheque
with cheque
Hidden 11 Sep, 2014 Solo rpt
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 Lead rpt
Matt Smith 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
alyssan 27 Jul, 2014 2nd
dantheoptimist 27 Jul, 2014 2nd
with Alyssa, Henry Gollop
with Alyssa, Henry Gollop
Angus Taylor 14 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2014 2nd
Hidden 12 Jul, 2014 2nd
loco wilko ?Jun, 2014 Lead
Hidden 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2014 -
pearson9596 26 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Caroline Culwick, Lizzie Culwick
with Caroline Culwick, Lizzie Culwick
Hidden 26 Aug, 2013 Lead
Ed Navigante ?Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Alex.M-M. 11 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 22 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Fiona MacDonald
with Fiona MacDonald
Theeni 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S
jrccrosby 6 May, 2013 2nd β
with Theeni
with Theeni
davewsargent 17 Apr, 2013 2nd
with paul t
with paul t
dan_blair87 ??, 2013 Lead
mapperley samurai 9 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Definite flutter factor. Plenty of scope for cams traversing the top block. Rockfax suggests large gear but a brick in the last crack allows for threading.
Definite flutter factor. Plenty of scope for cams traversing the top block. Rockfax suggests large gear but a brick in the last crack allows for threading.
Will Beaumont 25 Jul, 2012 TR O/S
Mr. K 19 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S Pete left the massive cam clipped to gear before setting off up the upper slab. He regretted that!
with figfour
Pete left the massive cam clipped to gear before setting off up the upper slab. He regretted that!
with figfour
Hidden ?Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
danny269 ?May, 2012 Lead
with Jaimey
with Jaimey
Lunar25 8 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
with Phil Marsh
Alkis 29 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Chris Nawrat
with Chris Nawrat
jtree03 14 May, 2011 2nd
with Brother Al
with Brother Al
Col Kingshott 14 May, 2011 Lead O/S
bikergirl88 29 Apr, 2011 2nd
colin milton 23 Apr, 2011 Lead
with shouter
with shouter
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 Lead β
oddessy_uk 23 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S simple easy climbing until the bold finish
simple easy climbing until the bold finish
Hidden 23 Mar, 2011 Lead dnf
bigdrew 1 Aug, 2010 Lead rpt Lower section was really dirty but the slab was clean. Two pidgens hiding in top break gave me a fright!
with Micheal
Lower section was really dirty but the slab was clean. Two pidgens hiding in top break gave me a fright!
with Micheal
Ander 25 Jul, 2010 Lead Easy, but scary. Harder moves into the final horizontal crack can be protected if you look right round the corner- it was one of the red anodised ones (not my gear so not sure what size wallnut/rock it was). A large cam (blue camalot) in the wide crack at the base of the buttress would make it considerably safer- course I didn't have one.
Easy, but scary. Harder moves into the final horizontal crack can be protected if you look right round the corner- it was one of the red anodised ones (not my gear so not sure what size wallnut/rock it was). A large cam (blue camalot) in the wide crack at the base of the buttress would make it considerably safer- course I didn't have one.
thomb 17 Jul, 2010 Lead Do take a piece of very large gear to protect the final slab - soloing the top 2/3 of the route was rather tenuous!
with Maddy
Do take a piece of very large gear to protect the final slab - soloing the top 2/3 of the route was rather tenuous!
with Maddy
Hidden 11 Jul, 2010 2nd dnf
frankcp87 2 Jun, 2010 Lead dnf
with Chris Greenwood
with Chris Greenwood
Graeme Hammond 31 May, 2010 Lead O/S no gear for me after the traverse leaving a very large run out which felt like a HVS 4b, nice though
with Pete aka Dad
no gear for me after the traverse leaving a very large run out which felt like a HVS 4b, nice though
with Pete aka Dad
Codyboii 30 May, 2010 TR Slighty challenging
Slighty challenging
Peakology 30 May, 2010 Lead O/S lead with James and big Moley. James did this onsight in low top sneakers in about 90 seconds!
lead with James and big Moley. James did this onsight in low top sneakers in about 90 seconds!
bigdrew 3 May, 2010 Lead β Top slab is easy but bold. Loved every second of this, despite the rain kicking in for the last few moves.
Top slab is easy but bold. Loved every second of this, despite the rain kicking in for the last few moves.
Milne 28 Apr, 2010 TR O/S
Hidden 28 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
frume 14 Apr, 2010 Lead Very exposed and the last part is really really run out with alot of drag, need half ropes really. although nice climb, would not want to do it again because o exposed scary run out.
Very exposed and the last part is really really run out with alot of drag, need half ropes really. although nice climb, would not want to do it again because o exposed scary run out.
Hidden 4 Jul, 2009 2nd rpt
Chalky Cat 7 May, 2009 2nd O/S Very green but lots of pockets on the bottom half, final sketchy move was very committing - a hard mantle relying on a left foot smear.
Very green but lots of pockets on the bottom half, final sketchy move was very committing - a hard mantle relying on a left foot smear.
Peakology 7 May, 2009 Lead Green but easy bottom slab. Stepping out onto the top wall was great fun. The final move was sketchy even with the big gear (could have done with size larger cam)...but easily escapable.
Green but easy bottom slab. Stepping out onto the top wall was great fun. The final move was sketchy even with the big gear (could have done with size larger cam)...but easily escapable.
monkey1 5 Apr, 2009 Lead VS??? Blind mans crack at Vdiff was harder. You may as well ignore the grades for most routes on this crag
VS??? Blind mans crack at Vdiff was harder. You may as well ignore the grades for most routes on this crag
superturbo ?Feb, 2009 Lead
Hidden 13 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
nienke 13 Jul, 2008 2nd
with Adam Young
with Adam Young
oi_now 30 Jun, 2008 -
Hidden 10 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 May, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 24 Mar, 2008 Solo
AntiGrav ??, 2008 -
thrutch ??, 2008 -
crossdressingrodney 16 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S Harder and bolder than you might expect? Looks hard and bold, but is actually quite easy and not so bold (well except the final boulder problem which is protectable with big gear)
with Jaime
Harder and bolder than you might expect? Looks hard and bold, but is actually quite easy and not so bold (well except the final boulder problem which is protectable with big gear)
with Jaime
Sankey 8 Jul, 2007 2nd O/S
with Clare and Reuben
with Clare and Reuben
Pilch 7 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
with Ed
with Ed
EdShep 6 Jun, 2007 2nd O/S
with Pilch
with Pilch
aulda 9 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
with Dave S
with Dave S
cem 20 Aug, 2006 2nd
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
Hidden 14 Sep, 2005 Lead RP
Hidden 4 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
Si dH 28 May, 2005 Lead O/S
with Alex Gaastra
with Alex Gaastra
Alfredo ?Nov, 2004 Lead
SteveM 9 Jul, 2004 Lead
with Cogie
with Cogie
Hidden ?May, 2004 2nd
hedgehog77 5 Sep, 2003 Lead
Hidden 15 Jul, 2003 2nd O/S
Different Steve ?May, 2003 Lead O/S Not enough gear!
with Christina Ennis & Louise Burness
Not enough gear!
with Christina Ennis & Louise Burness
DerwentDiluted 17 Sep, 2002 Lead
with V. Wilson
with V. Wilson
duncan 12 Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with Greg Herson
with Greg Herson
chrishedgehog 28 Jul, 2002 Lead O/S
with C. Parfitt
with C. Parfitt
Budge 20 Aug, 2000 Lead O/S
with Rich
with Rich
alan moore ??, 2000 -
Martin Bennett 5 Jul, 1998 -
with MT
with MT
Roget 8 May, 1998 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
Martyn ??, 1995 Lead O/S
Marti999 ?Jun, 1994 Solo
with lorna
with lorna
goi.ashmore 15 Jun, 1990 Solo
Iain Thow 9 May, 1990 TR
with Paul Whatley
with Paul Whatley
Ian Archer 6 Mar, 1990 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
with Tony Green
andrew300169 ??, 1990 -
Hidden ??, 1989 -
Hidden ?Oct, 1985 2nd
charlesmfrench 2 Jun, 1985 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 8 Apr, 1984 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
RichardMc 26 Jun, 1982 -
with Betty Seifert, Dave Langmead
with Betty Seifert, Dave Langmead
Nigel Bond 6 Jun, 1982 AltLd
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
Rick51 6 Jun, 1982 Lead
uphillnow ??, 1980 -
mitch1960 ??, 1978 -
mikej 27 Feb, 1971 Solo
with E C/W
with E C/W
Andy Say ??, 1968 2nd
mikej 2 Sep, 1967 Lead
with Nigel Sumner
with Nigel Sumner
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