Rockfax Description
Excellent steep climbing up the imposing buttress. Tackle the steepening crack left of the deep gully to its end then hand traverse out left to a ledge. Climb more steep cracks to another ledge then finish though the bulge directly above. A tougher finish is to traverse back to the right arete and finish up the awkward undercut groove there - HVS 5b. © Rockfax

FA. Fred Pigott 1920

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, The Peak: Past and Present, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion, The Black Rocks 1949 Guide VS Challenge, Stonnis Allstars, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

Cake 14/Oct 2nd O/S

Best VS in The Peak?

with Matt
Cake 14/Oct 2nd O/S

Best VS in The Peak?

with Matt
Hidden 14/Oct Lead O/S
Fragmod 22/Sep Lead
Deezel65 22/Sep 2nd O/S

Excellent - awkward move from the end of the traverse.

migs493 02/Sep Lead rpt
mrphilipoldham 22/Aug 2nd O/S
rickeden 22/Aug Lead dog

very greasy conditions

Mark Duncan 03/Aug Lead O/S

Quality climb. Tried going straight up at finish but couldn't get into the groove and thought I was supposed to finish left. Was hard to set up belays.

with Pete
catrin289 25/Jun Lead O/S

Think I managed to not do the proper finish

with Josh
matt1024 18/Jun 2nd O/S
with mcondon
FlavioL1989 15/Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun Lead O/S
emma1987 06/May Solo O/S
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
91dave 24/Sep/16 2nd RP
cameron_hall 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Loads of fun, despite being steeper than what I'd usually enjoy!

with Pete Uhe
will_benfold 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Great fun!

cragsman9000 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Neil
Circus 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Seren
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/16 Lead
PanzerHanzler 05/Jun/16 2nd O/S

HVS - 5b finish

Capricorn One 05/Jun/16 Lead

Brilliant, had everything you could ask for on grit.

with Nick PCC
lundyman 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Did HVS 5b finish (easy)

with Andy Hansler
Dan Hostford 24/May/16 Solo O/S
jimmysdead 12/May/16 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable climbing. After-work special at sunset =)

with Kevin RM
lewiz 18/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Still awesome. In my top five climbs.

with Yan Mao
Hidden 18/Oct/15 2nd β
OliverRoss 04/Oct/15 2nd
chrismadar 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead
Hoyes 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
lawlolly 18/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Sam1991 17/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Tricky top out.

with Sam V, Lawrence H
samvick1991 17/Jun/15 2nd
Fellmonkey 10/Jun/15 2nd
with Andy Winter
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Jim Walton 04/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Easier than it looks

Hidden 02/Jun/15 AltLd
JonathanJones 17/May/15 2nd O/S

Much easier with your toe in the chipped hold at the top rather than heel hook.

Nick Wallis 09/May/15 2nd O/S
with James Hall
belay bunny turned bad 01/May/15 2nd
with soph
soph 01/May/15 Lead O/S
Marcus Wright 23/Apr/15 Lead G/U

Super nice top move :D

karol dubas 22/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Marcus
The Reaper 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Lukem6 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

For Stonnis - the Black rocks movie

Jenny Monkey 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Matt Fry 06/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Dylan
Nick1812P 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with speedy
amccann 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Nick
Jonathan Hall 21/Mar/15 2nd
RM199 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
joese7en ??/2015 -
65m moderate millington 06/Nov/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 06/Nov/14 Lead dnf
Oliver Houston 13/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
eddiem1 05/Sep/14 TR O/S
Matt Smith 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 2nd dog
Hidden 09/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Stroppy 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Another great climb at Black Rocks, plenty of jugs & rests. A great way to finish off the day.

tombushell 13/Jul/14 2nd
with Ed
Constant Solo 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Just friendly chavs today asking about 'abseiling' up the route.

Robin Nichols 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Roger
mapperley samurai 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
davidalcock 14/Jun/14 2nd
sjbrook 12/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with PCC
AndyPagett 12/Jun/14 2nd RP

Exciting moves, made all the more exciting with chavs threatening to burn through the anchor ropes. Top moves are easier once you figure out that you need to do it the exciting way and not the 'easy' way.

hodge192 12/Jun/14 Lead
john_ni 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Nick (PCC)
Lancer 12/Jun/14 2nd
timreynolds 11/Apr/14 Lead
with Ian
Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd
jwhereat ??/2014 2nd

hvs 5b finish

Brannock 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Really nice.

Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 17/Sep/13 2nd RP
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd
Wayne S 29/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/13 2nd RP
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
pearson9596 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Caroline Culwick, Lizzie Culwick
Hidden 21/Aug/13 Lead
onlyfoddington 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Super route. Got in a bit of a mess topping out.

with Steve R
Hidden 07/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/13 2nd
ERH ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
khalidq 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs 15/Jul/13 2nd

Stiff for VS but great route up a fine buttress.

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
waldenmatt 14/Jul/13 2nd
with Brian M
rich_hw 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Gareth
alicethwaites 01/Jul/13 2nd
tim exley 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with alice
quickdrawmcraw 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
pauldrew 21/Apr/13 Lead
with Kevin Sales
andybirtwistle 20/Apr/13 Lead
keith Lonsdale 20/Apr/13 2nd
the power 15/Apr/13 Lead

on pre placed gear

with rob
dr_botnik 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S

really worthwhile.

dan_blair87 ??/2013 Lead
Phil Layton 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Went right at the top looking for the jugs (on belly through puddle). Wrong way.

with Phil Laxton
Oceanic 16/Sep/12 -

Did the HVS finish.

pie_eater_pete 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
davewsargent 22/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
mike lawrence? 14/Aug/12 2nd
with James the Navigator
Rachel Slater 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
nic42 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with mike
melonmike 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Nick
Olli-C 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S


tgeh 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Jul/12 2nd β
fatbuoybazza 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Ace route, tad pumpy

with Leon, deborah, liv_the_div
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 2nd dnf
jshields 16/May/12 Lead


TonyF 16/May/12 2nd
with David
DaveFidler 16/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dad
Alex.M-M. 05/May/12 Lead rpt
Twisty 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 30/Mar/12 2nd rpt
climb the peak 26/Feb/12 Lead
kabutsu ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden 30/Nov/11 Lead
kabutsu 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S

nice route, did the bit round right as it looked easier from the ground (it wasn't) horrible rope drag though!

kabutsu 09/Oct/11 Lead

nice route, did the bit round right as it looked easier from the ground (it wasn't) horrible rope drag though!

Dave Mason 28/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Darren Belfield
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S
col3 23/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Tough. Definitely felt harder than VS 4c... Jugs in places, but harder than it looks and often struggling for holds! Great fun once you've finished though!

with Paul
Paul1 23/Sep/11 Lead

the top out was scary, especially with rope drag.

with Nicole
lewiz 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S


mishtu 04/Sep/11 2nd
with lewiz
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Alkis 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Airy! In a very very nice way!

with Chris Nawrat
daviesp2 12/Jul/11 2nd

Hard finish

gazfellows 04/Jul/11 Lead

ace climb, but watch out for the glass bottles flying off the top... D... heads.

with Billy
madasten 04/Jul/11 2nd

Another awesome climb on a great crag! Just a shame about the chavs who choose this place to mong around and don't know the first thing about respecting nature (or their elders!). My gf was almost hit by a beer bottle thrown from the top - another 6 inches to the right and she'd likely be dead.

with Gaz
Reds 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
althesin 02/Jul/11 2nd
with Reds
M_W_Court 27/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Pagey
shafiq lalloo 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S


with szelest
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Gambit 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Barney
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead
Imosavageking 13/Jun/11 2nd
spragglerocks 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Bruce LMC
Chriswallis2 03/Jun/11 Lead β
with Pete, Jenny
petellis 03/Jun/11 Lead β

Sgrit, after a back off...

Graeme Hammond 15/May/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead
jtree03 14/May/11 Lead
with Col
Col Kingshott 14/May/11 2nd
Hidden 12/May/11 Lead O/S
davewsargent 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead O/S
shaky2 03/May/11 2nd
migs493 30/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with LO
lozowen 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Ken led

with Roger F, Ken T
hangon 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Jo, Roger
shouter 24/Apr/11 Lead
colin milton 23/Apr/11 2nd
with martin
wishicud climbHVS 08/Apr/11 2nd

bloody horrid stinking traverse

bigdan050 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

awkward coming out the traverse.

with Tosh
Hidden 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
gazfellows ??/2011 Lead

Brilliant climb right untill a stupid T... threw a glass bottle off the top and nearly hit my belayers missus..

with Billy
ollie_e ??/2011 -
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
nige pacer 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
migs493 22/Oct/10 Solo O/S

An absolute gem of a route.

Jim Slater 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Rampikino 17/Oct/10 Lead
with Cat
Graeme Hammond 17/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Jim
Russ 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Excellent route! Great finish!

Hidden 22/Sep/10 2nd O/S
chrisbussell 21/Sep/10 2nd

Cracking climb, a little gem

with Tim O'Neill
B-bop 21/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with john b
kermit_uk 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
KurtD 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Daymo 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic Route. Bold when you step out left

with DJ
deejmonkey 19/Aug/10 2nd
with Damian
Hidden 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
stephenhartley 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Burns
Alex.M-M. ?/Aug/10 Lead β
Hidden 24/Jul/10 TR
batterj2 24/Jul/10 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/10 2nd rpt
LisaA 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Gareth
tatz45 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Emma Anderson, Dave Grant
Emma-Louise Anderson 05/Jul/10 Lead β

Led to reclaim Paul's gear and placing my own... it was commiting.... the first moves, the traverse and the final bulge to finish. A very proud first route at BRs. Lovely features!

with Dave, Paul Tattersall
Stuart Hurworth 07/Jun/10 Lead RP

Energy sapping start placing gear but did the committing moves onto the traverse and then shuffled across quickly to rest. Difficult VS.

with Dave Wilson
Hidden 31/May/10 -
Fred Mainwaring 25/May/10 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/09 Solo O/S
dan gibson 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S
climbingrev 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Retro Flash. Loved this every bit as much this time as last. a good few interesting moves in brilliant positions.

chrisclimber_1986 07/Jun/09 TR O/S
with Luke Lindsay
Byronius Maximus 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Great climb, really lovely moves with a fun top-out...I'll try not to use my knees on it next time around!

Guy Wilson 04/Jun/09 Lead
with Byron Buck
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Heaver 18/Apr/09 Lead β

Good climb, good cracks, bit scare at the top if you take the harder round off to the right at the top. Single roped it, and got loads of rope drag.

with AH & HR
Hidden ?/Jan/09 -
dts 29/Dec/08 Lead O/S

scary traverse

Sam1991 23/Dec/08 Lead β

2nded it 12 months ago. Nice to go back and lead it. lovely route, slightly airy top out with only small cams in the break below you. cool :D

with Andy J
bigdrew 23/Dec/08 2nd
vvanhinsbergh 22/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Haydn Williams
Hidden 22/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Alfredo 03/Oct/08 Lead
with Ben H
tomB 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Jody
Jamie Buxton 15/Sep/08 2nd
with getk
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Stig 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S


with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 31/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
nienke 13/Jul/08 2nd
with Adam Young
cmsg 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Great fun.

with Tom Cattermole
petemeads 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant VS route, can't understand why I hadn't done it before...

oi_now 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
b.hayley ?/Jun/08 Lead
OffshoreAndy 23/May/08 Lead O/S
with Works Frasier
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Silum ??/2008 -
thrutch ??/2008 -
Hidden 01/Dec/07 2nd O/S
AJ007 01/Dec/07 Lead

had to get a top rope to do the last move, because of rain

Matt Fry 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
sparkass ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Jen Randall
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 22/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Also led 1/Aug/15 with Bex for photos for True Grit

Sankey 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Had a nightmare topping out due to rope-drag, other than that, superb route

with Clare and Reuben
Pilch 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Superb climb, Top move is hilarious, finally found courage to do it after placing a cam in a fluting on the left side of the arete.

with Ed
EdShep 06/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Cracking climb. my first proper (if short) Traverse, lovely safe foot placements followed by some got to Jam it cracks. A superb climb for improving technique for those (like me) who dont quite believe in "gritstone Friction" or fist jamming.

with Pilch
Ram MkiV 20/May/07 Lead O/S

best tick of a pleasant but poor day for climbing, too hot

stp 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
alicethwaites ??/2007 TR O/S
with Ben Thwaites, Calum White
mshorter ??/2007 Lead
with nils
Shaw Brown 23/Sep/06 Lead
with cliff brown
aulda 09/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Dave S
skelf ?/Sep/06 2nd
with Gary, colin Currie
clintos ?/Aug/06 Lead
with jonny green
Budge 06/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
Peakology ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with cat
Dave Mason ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Hidden 01/Sep/04 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead
adam carless ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S

Can't remember much about the climb other than Nick finding "sawdust" all the way up the route, which turned out to be someones ashes.

with nick smith
Hidden 22/Aug/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/03 2nd
Stefan Kruger 28/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Peter Meulemans
Chalky Cat ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 25/Sep/02 2nd O/S
climbingrev 28/Aug/02 Lead rpt

Sustained, steep, and simply brilliant. At about 18m, have to jump for jug. Great. Well placed gear, thoughtful + scary, crux on last move, strenuous heave over last bulge @ 80 feet! Really chuffed to lead this.

Budge 06/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S

Had a very brief attempt to lead it about 15 years earlier

with Neil Brown
Dave Bond ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
antclark6381 30/Sep/00 TR
alan moore ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S

John made awesome "Gibbon Jump" across traverse for some reason.Very impressive.

with Gibbon Bum
Seb Grieve ??/2000 -
Hidden 24/Jul/99 2nd O/S
roncaves 23/May/99 2nd
with James Thomas
Martin Bennett 05/Jul/98 -
with MT
clark alston ?/Jun/98 2nd
with Dick Hanson
andrewbooth1000 25/Jul/97 TR
with Rob & Mark
Iain Thow 26/Sep/96 2nd
with Dave Walch
Gordon Stainforth 04/Sep/96 2nd
with John Cutcliffe, Chris Thorp, Phil --
Hidden 04/Jun/96 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/95 Lead
Duncan Bourne 02/Jul/95 Lead O/S

An excellent climd which I enjoyed very much

with E Allcock
tlr 22/Apr/94 Solo
with Jim
Hidden 12/Jul/93 Solo
Roget 28/Nov/92 Solo O/S
tlr 07/May/92 Lead
with Cal
RichardMc 03/May/92 Lead
with Jim Fisher
Hidden 19/Apr/92 Solo
Hidden 10/Sep/91 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/91 Solo
Ian Archer 06/Mar/90 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
nai ??/1990 2nd
Paul Clarke ??/1989 -
Hammy 11/Jun/88 Lead
with Colin Struthers
ukb & bmc shark ?/Nov/86 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 02/Jun/85 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/84 Lead
Mark Kemball 02/Oct/82 Lead
with Sian Calow, Chris Calow
John Brayshaw 03/Jun/82 2nd O/S
with Mike Pilling
Hidden ??/1982 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead dnf

Mega epic. With no cams to protect got to high point and had a wobble. Asked second to let go of rope and run up to top and drop another rope down. Lowered off.

with Jon Sharpe
uphillnow ??/1980 -
Andy Say ??/1979 Lead
babymoac ??/1978 2nd
with Mad martin
RichardMc 16/Oct/77 Lead O/S
with Tony Williams
Mark Kemball ??/1976 Solo
mikej 09/May/71 Lead
with Dave Williams, E
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