Rockfax Description
The gully left of the big overhangs is a good intro to climbing, but it is polished and hard when damp. Pass either side of the block (easier to the right) to reach the chimney - stance? Continue up the chimney, big chipped holds, to a choice of exits. © Rockfax

FA. J.W.Puttrell 1890

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Puttrell's Progress, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers., Black Rocks Gullies and Chimneys, Stonnis Allstars.

Hidden 17/Sep/17 TR O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/17 Lead
cameron_hall 18/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Flavio 15/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Tommo0930 14/May/17 2nd
with Ben, Hoops
iWoody5025 14/May/17 Lead


doughobbs 04/May/17 Solo O/S

reversed the route too!

doughobbs 04/May/17 2nd rpt

let Al lead it as I'd already solo'd it!

with Al Aslin (Cloggies)
Wayne S 06/Apr/17 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/17 Lead O/S
ethanm97 15/Mar/17 2nd
suds_01 26/Sep/16 Solo O/S
91dave 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
will_benfold 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Was damp, green and slimy! Clearly one to do in better conditions.

Rosie Bishop 17/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Peter Kincaid
Hidden 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Steve_T_Taylor 17/Jul/16 Lead
Jonno30 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Nice climb with a couple of fun moves once on the second slab.

StormShadow 24/Jun/16 Lead

Quite nice. Probably more HVD.

with Ariel
migs493 05/Jun/16 2nd β
with Lee
leemclaren123 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 12/Aug/15 2nd
with Paul Bojko
PeteNichols 11/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Green at the base and quite polished, still an enjoyable route.

Bakertron 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S

First lead climb outdoor for a while. Maybe a year. Unfortunately we had cans and bottles thrown down on us from some juvenile delinquents. There was a news report on the event titled 3 black rock climbers attacked by youths

with Dave Watson
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/15 2nd
Thecoastalroute 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Down as a diff in the Rockfax, but easily a (Hard) Vdiff. Awkward!

JonathanJones 17/May/15 2nd O/S
with JK
catherine.e.moss 19/Apr/15 Lead β

Strongest climbing I've done on gritstone so far.

with Simon Moss, Basil Moss
MikeDowsett 16/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/15 2nd
jshields 15/Apr/15 Lead

Repeat, good route.

Hidden 09/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Nick1812P 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with speedy
amccann 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Nick
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
derekwwl 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 25/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Solo rpt
dantheoptimist 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Alyssa, Henry Gollop
mapperley samurai 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Ben Moss
climbercrab 24/Jul/14 2nd O/S

typical black rocks climb bit green at the bottom but fun once you get on it with the fun move of trying to go round the overhang and on to the slabby face.

gaz3212 23/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Alex Hallam 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Having just driven past Her Royal Majesty on the way to the crag we deemed this appropriate. What she was doing in Yorkshire is anyones guess?

with Ben Freeman
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
SuperstarDJ 03/Jul/14 2nd

Nice efficient first lead of the year from Tash. Way easier than the last time I did it!

Hidden 25/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Durkules 19/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
scott.hill 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with Alisa
Dave Mason 29/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Ben Sherwin
silviac 11/Apr/14 2nd
steveprice.exmouth 11/Apr/14 Lead
with Silvia
jwhereat 01/Dec/13 -

green (its december) wet (its december) but could be considered fun climbing

DanTT 14/Sep/13 Lead
alan.phobos 14/Sep/13 2nd
with Dan T
Hidden 26/Aug/13 Lead
pearson9596 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Caroline Culwick, Lizzie Culwick
Jack J Keogan 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Lottie T 21/Aug/13 2nd dog

slippery with moss and slime

dsgarner 10/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Jade N
Hidden 13/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
jrccrosby 06/May/13 Lead
Theeni 06/May/13 2nd O/S
with Joseph
funkyvin1 02/May/13 Lead O/S
dan_blair87 ??/2013 Lead
Dan818 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
rockman 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Superb - Such a shame about the litter and broken glass - Loses a star.

timcedwards 13/Sep/12 2nd
genericflipper 09/Sep/12 TR
dannyevos 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham
Steve Swanborough 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Danny Evans, Rick Clapham
MrFreekie 24/Aug/12 Lead dnf

Too Wet and Green :-(

with Ben
cpoad 25/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Reds 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S

In the rain but lovely!

schristophersmith 14/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Wet and green on the lower parts of the rock

althesin 14/Jun/12 2nd
Just Another Dave 09/Jun/12 Solo O/S
joe hallam 05/Jun/12 Solo O/S
edordead ?/Jun/12 Lead
Steve Palmer 21/May/12 2nd

green and overgrown.

with Rich E
NickTay 20/May/12 Lead β
with Lee B
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
jumpingjimminy 30/Mar/12 Lead
with Ellie
antclark6381 17/Nov/11 Lead
pow22 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Caroline Mills
gibwarrior1988 15/Aug/11 2nd
with Ian
I George 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
LP 12/Aug/11 -

Cracking climb as the rain finally stopped. Fair climb - A real man's Diff.

Robin Nichols 08/Aug/11 Solo O/S
robblowen 05/Aug/11 2nd β
with Ian
andy jennings 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Momber
naughtybadboy 19/Jun/11 2nd
with Vic Chambers
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd O/S
tdan0504 21/May/11 -
with Bartosz Inglot
Graeme Hammond 15/May/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/11 Lead
Hidden 08/May/11 2nd
MikeDowsett 04/May/11 Lead
with Pete Scott
nick_curtis01 02/May/11 Lead

challenging at the grade.

with Ian Bailey
eeonz 02/May/11 2nd
gww890 25/Apr/11 2nd
lewisg 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Two weeks of dry weather and the rock was in good condition. Passed the block on the left, which had nice move out over the top.

with Nat
pawdog 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
shouter 24/Apr/11 2nd
papalazarou 22/Apr/11 Solo O/S
danny3007 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
James Hale 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with John Sharratt
Steve Palmer 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Great route with a bit of everything. Did the left hand route.

gb83 25/Mar/11 2nd O/S

nice route with a bit of everything. tricky move on polished holds for the crux for Diff

Rammo 30/Jan/11 Lead
climbercrab ??/2011 2nd O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
mmmhumous 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Done after a week of heavy rain - very green and slimy. Looks like a lovely diff in good conditions (felt like a nasty Severe in places in bad). First multipitch. Plenty of gear at the belay stance. Would make a fab introduction to multipitch climbing for the timid.

with Paul
jymbob 11/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Steve Brown
Koala ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Wayne.Gaudin 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Big chipped holds. Loads of gear.

with David and Matt
Hidden 10/Aug/10 TR O/S
ed woods 01/Aug/10 Lead
with Hannah
jayray 17/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Denatone 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

First lead, nice mix of techniques all the way up

Stuart Hurworth 07/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Climbed up into the cave and did the scramble exit in the right end untied. Good fun. Partners first lead.

with Dave Wilson
devonjester 03/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Bradbury 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/May/10 2nd O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Codyboii 30/May/10 TR

Pretty easy to be quite honest

Peakology 30/May/10 Lead O/S

lead with james, little moley and big moley. good gully with nice top out and belay

Tithe Technique 23/May/10 AltLd O/S

Decided to practice multi pitch so Geoff lead pitch 1 and I lead pitch 2.

with Geoff Burrows
charley 23/May/10 Solo O/S
with Clare
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Tomber 09/Dec/09 Lead dog

First trad lead! Very wet, slimy and slippery made the climb feel much trickier than a diff.

bobbarnes00 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Large
MPSBunny ?/Sep/09 Lead

Had a small mare on it tbh

with Phil Peel
Simon Caldwell 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Nice route. Stuck to the left crack only in the chimney, and tackled the overhang crack by a combination of back-and-footing and laybacking. More like VDiff this way.

with Carmen
Michelle_250 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Ben
nathanroberts89 ?/Jul/09 2nd
superturbo 23/Jun/09 Lead
Joez 12/Jun/09 Lead β


msherelle 12/Jun/09 2nd
with Joe
Glennjoe 05/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Struggled with footing at start due to damp rock. Easy climb

with Iain
Pilch 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Its a shame about the broken glass and empty beer cans.

Hidden 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
gemmasimpson77 13/Jan/09 2nd O/S
with Pete
pete_81 13/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Very nice climb - lead to LHS gully & Gem 2nd up RHS

with Gemma
jonathan watt 24/Nov/08 Lead
flat eric 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd
tempeh 01/May/08 Lead O/S
with dvh
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
thrutch ??/2008 -
crossdressingrodney 16/Sep/07 Solo O/S

A bit of a frightening solo given the very polished footholds. I wouldn't solo it again.

Hidden ?/Aug/07 -
Sankey 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Clare and Reuben
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead
Budge 07/Sep/06 2nd rpt
with Ludovic Laurioux, Mike Oates
rob wmc 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Pete
duncan 01/Jul/06 Solo O/S
SuperstarDJ 02/Jun/06 Lead β

Tried this and chickened out a couple of weeks ago, retriving gear and climbing down. Much easier this time. Really nice route with a little bit of everything, a bit more exposure at the top would give it the full three stars.

mungo 01/Jun/06 2nd β

Failed the lead attempt the week prior, followed david up on second after another good lead ! Tricky but good.

Hidden 05/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/06 Lead O/S
mr bounce ??/2006 -
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Dave Mason ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Nick Smith
chrisrogers ?/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
with Nic C
Hidden ?/Oct/05 -
mol 06/Aug/05 Lead
Epic Ebdon 06/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Molly Thompson
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden ?/May/04 2nd
Alfredo ?/May/04 Lead
hedgehog77 05/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Dec/02 2nd rpt
DerwentDiluted 17/Sep/02 Lead
with V. Wilson
Rampikino 05/Aug/02 Lead
with Paul Starr
chrishedgehog 28/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with C. Parfitt
petekeron ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 TR
Hidden 28/May/01 Solo O/S
Budge 20/Aug/00 Solo O/S
Laramadness 30/Apr/00 Solo O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -
Rampikino 21/Aug/99 Lead
rocktigger ??/1998 Lead
with Marie
Hidden 23/Mar/96 Lead O/S
andrewbooth1000 13/Apr/95 Solo
Martyn ??/1995 Lead O/S
Martyn ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Shaun Hodgkins
tompercy 13/Nov/94 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/94 Lead
Marti999 ?/Jun/94 Solo
with lorna
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 16/Jul/88 Solo
Ian Archer 06/May/88 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/87 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Roget ??/1986 2nd O/S
with jim
babymoac 25/Oct/85 Solo
Hidden 21/Oct/82 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 08/Feb/82 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 22/Nov/80 Lead

In appalling cold, slimy conditions.

with Zsybshek Kotowicz, Chita --?
Brian Wilderspin 31/Aug/80 Solo O/S
uphillnow ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1978 -
mitch1960 ??/1978 -
Nigel Bond 12/Nov/77 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
RichardMc 16/Oct/77 Lead
with Tony Williams
Hidden 28/Nov/76 Lead
Mark Kemball 25/Jan/76 Solo
rogerskews ??/1976 -
with CMC Members
tapley 26/Jan/69 2nd
Hidden 25/Feb/68 Lead
Andy Say ??/1968 Solo
mikej 23/Nov/66 Solo
with Keith Gregson
Hidden ??/1964 2nd
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