Rockfax Description
A classic outing up the tallest buttress on the cliff and a good spot to practice multi-pitch climbing. Start left of the buttress, on a block amongst grassy ledges. Traverse right along the break to the front face and climb polished holds to the notch by the pinnacle (a quick ascent is the norm) and a stance on a big boulder. A more direct version up the flake-crack is an option as is a green stomach-traverse from the base of Central Chimney. Continue up the centre of the slab to steeper ground then traverse left at one of two levels to a short jamming crack - the final section of Black Crack. © Rockfax

FA. Morley Wood, A.S. Pigott 1923

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Stonnis Allstars.

suds_01 26/Sep/16 Solo O/S
matthewhayes120 16/Sep/16 Lead O/S
matthewhayes120 16/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Chris Hannaby 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Emily Marchant 14/Aug/16 2nd
Jonno30 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S

May have headed up the wrong start point but a couple of exposed moves added to the enjoyment.

Steve_T_Taylor 17/Jul/16 Lead
PhillS 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Beaker
Dan Hostford 24/May/16 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 18/Apr/16 Solo

Just might be the worst three-star route in the world!

Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead
Jm4ssey 29/Aug/15 Lead dog
David Henchliffe 16/Jul/15 AltLd
with Greg Jennings, Jon Harrison
Jack Whiteley 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
JEP 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S
lawlolly 18/Jun/15 2nd O/S
samvick1991 17/Jun/15 Lead
Sam1991 17/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Start is an absolute battle. Gritty chipped holds but nice moves and good gear. Sams first lead, a good effort

with Sam V, Lawrence H
Hidden 10/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Fellmonkey 10/Jun/15 Lead
with Andy Winter
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Solo rpt
JonathanJones 17/May/15 2nd O/S
with JK
Eddie Shelbourne 02/May/15 Solo
with cheque
Hidden 02/May/15 Solo rpt
Dave Mason 29/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Darren Belfield
Hidden 29/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 14/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/15 Solo rpt
j.buckley87 28/Mar/15 Lead

soaking wet but great fun

amccann 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with speedy
RM199 21/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 21/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Solo rpt
prwalker 29/Sep/14 Lead
with Jo Paulger
jogwen 29/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/14 Lead β
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Matt Smith 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Russ 10/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Nice warm up

with sarah brookes
Hidden 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Solo rpt
mapperley samurai 24/Jul/14 2nd
with Ben Moss
althesin 18/Jul/14 2nd O/S
schristophersmith 18/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Reds 18/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
AndyPagett 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Worth 2.5 stars - if the start wasn't green, and it wasn't made with a hammer and chisel, it would be 3. Almost immediate exposure makes this quite a thrill, if easy. The crux moves (traversing around the corner, and the final crack) are quite exciting. Great climb.

stevelismore 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Started it at 10pm but full moon so still bright! Puzzled with finish until advised that it went left. Good climb by Katy, finding holds by headtorch

with Katy Mouritz
OliverRoss 02/Jun/14 2nd β
with Craig Osborne
Angus Taylor 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
scott.hill 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Alisa
Hidden 17/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Mark Duncan 14/Apr/14 AltLd


tgeh 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with imogene
ifletcher 05/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with tgeh
climbercrab ??/2014 Lead O/S

very bold route as you go aroud the arete onto the unprotected slab but very good holds.

jwhereat 01/Dec/13 Lead

Good, but at the stance in the middle, there is crack which ate my rope. had to abseil and yank at it :( got it back tho

jamie ward 20/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Shaun Blower
alan.phobos 14/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Had some trouble finding the start due to the absence of any tree near the base. In the end think we went off route to the left and then rejoined near the notch. Led pitch 2.

with Dan T
DanTT 14/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Rather an epic. Route finding issues. Learnt lots of trad ab lib skills!

pearson9596 26/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Lizzie Culwick
Phil_hood ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/13 AltLd β
Marti999 09/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Theeni 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby 06/May/13 2nd
pearson9596 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with David Pearson
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
joe hallam 05/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/12 AltLd O/S
alexcollins123 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Robb.Haze 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Gemma Hatfield
remus 03/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Good exposure.

with Felicity Eperon
LP 15/Aug/11 -

Thanks to that man and his hammer! Nice and steady in great surrounds.

jolyon.cohen 19/Jul/11 Lead
with Charlotte Redit
Laurence Everitt 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Poco Loco 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Lovely line. Shame that it is manufactured, but still classic.

with Alison, Tom, Richard Roberts
SteveM 18/Jun/11 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
wiswilson 04/Jun/11 2nd
with Neil Lloyd
Hidden 15/May/11 Solo
Steve Palmer 05/May/11 Lead O/S

Well worth the 3 stars.

with Brian K
bikergirl88 29/Apr/11 2nd
Happy Wanderer 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Roger F
papalazarou 20/Apr/11 TR O/S
danny3007 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RossT 15/Apr/11 2nd
with Andrew Edwards
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
James Hale 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with John Sharratt
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead β
Libby 31/Mar/11 2nd
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/10 Solo rpt
bavarianGaz 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tom
Tom Lee-Field 19/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Gaz
Daymo 19/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with DJ
deejmonkey 19/Aug/10 Lead
with Damian
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
bigdrew 01/Aug/10 2nd
with Micheal
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/10 2nd β
Jamie Buxton 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with getk
Tom87 01/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Charlie
Nel Tindale 27/Jun/10 Lead β
gilbert 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S

OK route but lots of dust and crap on route but nice and dry.

with Nel Tindale
Hidden 25/Jun/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 31/May/10 2nd O/S

Great, much better and cleaner than on first appearances :D one to go back to lead/solo

with Pete aka Dad
Sam1991 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S

Nice climbing, rope drag is a bit of an unavoidable menace. Enjoyable but cold.

with Clare
drysori ??/2010 Lead
chrisallan 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Simon Caldwell 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Subtract a star because almost the whole route was created with a hammer and chisel! The tree belay at the start no longer exists, and there was no sign of any thread belay by the pinnacle.

with Carmen
Hidden 09/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
nathanroberts89 ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Went right instead of left, level with the stonnis pinnacle and had to downclimb to recover. Also found a nice cam walked into a crack that we couldn't get out... arghhhh!

superturbo 23/Jun/09 Lead
climbingrev 15/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Worth 3 stars. A Great climb up a somewhat windy route. lovely slabs. Led 2nd pitch.

Hidden 29/May/09 Lead β
Hidden 22/Mar/09 2nd
LivinITlarge ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
stickwoman ??/2009 -
flat eric 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
lenn1346 01/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Colin L
devonjester 01/Jul/08 Lead rpt

Found nice .5 camalot, Mark loosened, Jus got out - I claimed as finder!

Dave Mason 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
lenn1346 15/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with JK
victim of mathematics 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S

A bit toss. Hard at the start and the end, a ladder of massive chipped holds in between. The climbing is OK, but it's hardly a three star route.

Cornish Merlin 15/Sep/07 2nd
malc 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Paul S
howlingbaboon 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 06/May/07 Lead O/S

Very good climb if a little bold

with Will Payling
lenn1346 01/May/07 Lead O/S
with Colin L
devonjester 01/May/07 2nd O/S
Sankey 11/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
MikeDowsett ??/2007 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
rob wmc 12/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Pete
SuperstarDJ 03/Jul/06 2nd

Very good lead from Steve. Big chipped holds all the way up but pretty featureless slab apart from these. Some nice moves and I felt pretty scared on it. Glad I lost the toss for the lead - would have been gibbering at the top!

with Steve Watkins
duncan 01/Jul/06 Solo rpt
Alfredo ?/Jun/06 Lead
DanT 18/Sep/05 2nd O/S
joe king 18/Sep/05 Lead
with DanT
Sam and will 17/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2

with Anthony Bennett + Ben Bennett
Si dH 28/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with Christina Ennis
DerwentDiluted 17/Sep/02 Lead
with V. Wilson
Phil West 17/Aug/02 2nd O/S
with Chris Tan
duncan 12/Aug/02 Lead
with Greg Herson
chrishedgehog 28/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with C. Parfitt
rocktigger ??/2002 AltLd O/S
with Stu
petekeron ??/2002 Lead O/S
Budge 23/Jul/01 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates
Gman ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Dan, Eamon
Hidden 26/Jun/01 Lead
dangerousoldfool ??/2000 2nd
with WimC
alan moore ??/2000 -
mikej 11/May/97 Lead
with R
Hidden 05/Apr/96 Lead
Roget 17/Aug/95 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 19/Jul/95 2nd
with Peter Harding, John Lumb
Ian Archer 06/Mar/95 Lead O/S
with Robert Mirfin
Marti999 ?/Jun/94 Solo
with lorna
Paul Clarke ??/1989 -
Iain Thow 19/Jul/88 Lead
with Bob Lister
tapley 25/Sep/87 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Chris the Tall ?/Feb/87 TR
with Nick Woad
Mark Kemball 16/Apr/83 Solo
RichardMc 26/Jun/82 -
with Betty Seifert, Dave Langmead
charlesmfrench 02/May/82 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 29/Jun/80 Solo
Colin Matheson ?/Mar/78 Lead
with K Logan
mikej 21/Apr/73 2nd
with Geoff Williams
eroica64 20/Apr/69 Lead
mikej 30/Mar/69 Lead
with E
Hidden ?/Jan/68 Lead
Andy Say ??/1968 Solo
mikej 18/Oct/67 Solo
with Geoff Williams
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