20m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 4c, 10m. Climb the thin and polished left-hand crack then move awkwardly right to a blocky groove leading to a stance.
2) 4c, 10m. Traverse the rounded breaks out left to easy ground. A high tree makes a useful belay for timid seconds. © Rockfax

FA. Jack London 1928

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, World Graded List, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion, The Black Rocks 1949 Guide VS Challenge, CUMC First Ascents, Stonnis Allstars, Top 50 Peak Cracks, Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

James Smith 18/Nov/17 2nd
with Yan
Ewan Russell 01/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with Halla
Mark Duncan 09/Oct/17 Lead

Lead second pitch today, as have led first pitch twice before .

Mark Duncan 23/Sep/17 Lead rpt


Fragmod 22/Sep/17 2nd
Deezel65 22/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Great route!

Dimart 20/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with Mike
WillDoole 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Rachel Armstrong
Mark Duncan 21/Jul/17 Lead O/S


Hidden 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Wayne S 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

In one pitch, set belay up above traverse mid point. Fine for second with half ropes with a bit of thought. Perhaps you would pitch this route on a single rope, no need on halfs. Very good route, but hard.

Mike505 24/Jun/17 Lead G/U

After trying the first couple of moves on Demon Rib and scaring myself a little I thought I'd just jump on a VS to calm down a little... foot popped on the initial crack. The groove is fun and the traverse is certainly a bit out there for a VS.

matt1024 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
perrys 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Victor Thomas
Mark Kemball 02/Jun/17 AltLd

CC Jamming meet.

with Lee Bartrop
w-watson 14/May/17 Lead O/S
J.E.Spencer 14/May/17 2nd dog
royle883 28/Apr/17 Lead O/S

probably easier if you can jam...

gtaylor997 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
daveeglover 01/Apr/17 -
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
Hidden ??/2017 -
deacondeacon 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
cameron_hall 24/Sep/16 2nd β

Great climb. Pretty tough to get up the twin cracks below the main ledge. Have possibly seconded this back in 2009 but have no record.

with Pete Uhe
Hidden 07/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/16 2nd
andy_e 07/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Jul/16 2nd O/S
cragsman9000 17/Jul/16 AltLd rpt

Neil lead first pitch. I lead through for the second pitch.

with Neil
Hidden 26/Jun/16 2nd O/S
TobyA 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

No warm up and slithered off the first pitch embarrassingly. Tony than led it but ran out of cams to protect the traverse so belayed at the tree. I then led the "second pitch".

with TonyB
Flavio 06/May/16 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 18/Apr/16 Solo
Hidden 17/Apr/16 2nd
derekwwl 17/Apr/16 Lead dog
Hidden 01/Nov/15 Lead rpt
richy85 26/Oct/15 AltLd dog

First pitch is very burly. stuggled up. I lead second pitch which was an easy traverse.

with Paul, George
OliverRoss 04/Oct/15 AltLd
chrismadar 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch.

CraigOsborne 04/Oct/15 2nd rpt


Gordon W 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Did barefoot after forgetting shoes, as a result found the first pitch quite challenging

Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
MaxR 24/Sep/15 2nd
tobyk 24/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Took right hand crack. Fantastic climb!

charley 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead dnf
JamesW2015 13/Jul/15 -
with Martin Harrell
Oo 05/Jul/15 Lead
Jimbo C 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Not sure if what I did matches the route description on this site, but I climbed the right hand crack and the traverse in one pitch. Great climbing, slightly graunchy and then slightly delicate. Take care to extend well and protect the 2nd. Stiff VS 5a like this.

with Spiros
Radical-G 28/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
JEP 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
davidalcock 21/May/15 AltLd

Glad I got P2. That crack is a bit thin for my hands!

mapperley samurai 21/May/15 Lead rpt

Finally got that monkey off back. My first lead fall several years ago. Demons dispelled.

belay bunny turned bad 01/May/15 AltLd
with soph
soph 01/May/15 Lead O/S
ashtond6 01/May/15 Lead rpt
andy_e 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
ben.phillips 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Matt Fry 06/Apr/15 Lead rpt


with Dylan
Hidden 05/Apr/15 2nd
TP 02/Apr/15 -

had to hang on gear

with Ben H
j.buckley87 28/Mar/15 Lead dog

must be one of the hardest VSs I've tried even though it was wet

Nick1812P 27/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with speedy
amccann 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
Andypeak 09/Feb/15 Lead

led both pitches

Dimart 09/Feb/15 2nd

Andy from Notts

with Andy
merlin138 ??/2015 AltLd O/S

Really enjoyable, first multi pitch.

joese7en ??/2015 -
philhc ??/2015 -
Jim Walton ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Mike Owen
marclloyd77 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
bryan61 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Mr Cess
Hidden 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Hard starting crack, ferns in the back of it make jams slippy. Eases off a lot after the start.

with Dan Peers
Alex Riley 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Tried BTW eliminate but couldn't get up it

andork123 30/Aug/14 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Lukem6 31/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with tom perry
tombushell 13/Jul/14 2nd
with Ed
Stroppy 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
sjbrook 12/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with PCC
max_chan 12/Jun/14 Lead dog

Dodgy wrist meant lots of pain and a dangle on the rope.

with Sue - PCC
Hidden 09/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead G/U
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd dog
Bullybones 14/May/14 Lead
with Neil
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd
DanChad 03/May/14 2nd O/S
Chris Murray 03/May/14 Lead
Peakphil 17/Apr/14 AltLd

Gill P1, me P2

with Gill and Sparrow
timreynolds 11/Apr/14 Lead
with Ian
Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd
spenser 09/Apr/14 2nd dog

Had to pull on gear to get through the upper crux but cruised the lower one both on lead and when seconding.

with Eve Lancashire
eel 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Spencer
Hidden ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jan/14 Solo
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2014 -
jwhereat 19/Dec/13 Lead
Matt Cooke 24/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with Rosh
Matt Cooke 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
Brannock 22/Sep/13 2nd
GermanAlex 22/Sep/13 Lead

fml (the traverse was nice though)

with Robby
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/13 Lead
Jack J Keogan 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Lottie T 21/Aug/13 2nd dog

took a long time time to get on it properly, learnt to crack-climb! sketchy traverse for me

onlyfoddington 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Really pleased with this lead. Got past the tricky initial crack and then had to invent some weird body friction moves to pass the fridge/crack. The traverse was cool. (I lead the first pitch).

with Steve R
schristophersmith 08/Aug/13 2nd dog

Got ropes caught in top of birch tree wall variations. Had to traverse across to birch tree wall variation on undercut to release ropes!

althesin 08/Aug/13 Lead rpt

single pitch to save time, it didn't

Hidden 07/Aug/13 AltLd
Mike_Hayes 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Thunderthighsontheloose 06/Aug/13 2nd
ERH ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Andy didn't like the idea of the final traverse :)

hamishjoe 22/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
Chris Craggs 15/Jul/13 2nd

Initial crack is thin hands - the rest is easier but excellent.

with Steve Cunnington, Graham Parkes
matthomas79 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Lukem6 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S

seconded to get gear our for grant

Hidden 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Lazytraveller 20/May/13 2nd
Hidden 20/May/13 Lead dnf
tsjx 19/May/13 2nd
with Bruce
jrccrosby 06/May/13 2nd β
Theeni 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Joseph
andybirtwistle 20/Apr/13 Lead
keith Lonsdale 20/Apr/13 2nd
the power 15/Apr/13 Lead dog

just felt wrong allday.dont think i will be back here again

with rob
dr_botnik 15/Apr/13 2nd O/S

stiff lower section eases into a lovely traverse

pearson9596 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Culwick
Andy Peak 1 21/Mar/13 Solo

Did a lot of climbing up and down before i was warm enough to climb

Lukem6 20/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jan/13 2nd
BRoe 06/Jan/13 AltLd rpt
Theeni ??/2013 Lead
with Joseph
jrccrosby ??/2013 2nd
dan_blair87 ??/2013 Lead
lbarras 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S
with jake
Jake Young 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Laura
olllie26 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/12 2nd O/S
DigitalSteak 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Matt Cooke 13/Oct/12 2nd β
with Rosh
Bradbury 06/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

with Luke Evans
Phil Layton 22/Sep/12 Lead dog

Fell off at the start. Then fell off half way up the crack and hung on the rope. Got back on and persevered. A limestone climber learning to jam on grit.

with Phil Laxton
SecretSquirrel 16/Sep/12 2nd
with Oceanic
Oceanic 16/Sep/12 -
dannyevos 01/Sep/12 TR dnf

Rick and Ste completed climb I got half way up and dropped!! Hard one for me...

with Steve Swanborough, Rick Clapham
Steve Swanborough 01/Sep/12 TR dog
with Danny Evans, Rick Clapham
Hidden ?/Sep/12 Lead
pie_eater_pete 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S
davewsargent 22/Aug/12 2nd rpt
mike lawrence? 14/Aug/12 Lead
with James the Navigator
mapperley samurai 09/Aug/12 Lead dog

The edges of the crack on the first section are well rounded. Passing the block after the first section takes some effort and thought. Section of rounded footing on the top traverse causes pause for thought, and placements but eases.

Rachel Slater 04/Aug/12 Lead dog

Messed up the start, jams felt too slippy in the sunshine. Good route though.

Olli-C 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S


Dan Geh 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
tgeh 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with dan geh
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 21/Jul/12 Solo rpt
MarkRoe 18/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
D.Andrew 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
hamishjoe 24/Jun/12 AltLd dog

Ferocious 1st pitch - a brutal introduction to Black Rocks! Great fun though and easily 3 stars.

sambosanquet101 18/May/12 AltLd
pldarch 18/May/12 AltLd


with Sam
davewsargent 17/May/12 2nd
jshields 16/May/12 Lead


maxkellock 09/May/12 Lead dog
with Jac Palmer
Alex.M-M. 05/May/12 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead rpt
mikehenesy 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Cracking route, thouroughly enjoyed it but should have split it into two pitches or have belayed from the v top.

with Paul Smith
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd
BRoe 10/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Nice Climb :)

timmyhobby 06/Apr/12 Lead O/S
MoWalker3 30/Mar/12 -
with Craig, Cormac
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Joe Innes 02/Mar/12 2nd RP
Jonny M 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt
Jonny M 26/Feb/12 Lead dog
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd dnf
madasten 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Miquel
kabutsu ??/2012 -
Heather Osborne ??/2012 AltLd O/S
whitehouse_rhys ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead dog
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
flyinfrenchy 30/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/11 2nd
mbradberry2008 30/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Colin
Andy Peak 1 01/Oct/11 Solo
rockcrimper 18/Sep/11 Lead
with Karl Taylor
rich_hw 10/Sep/11 Lead RP
snomonkee 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Lunar25 08/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
riff156 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
lewiz 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Best as two pitches. P2 much easier than P1

mishtu 04/Sep/11 2nd
with lewiz
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
adi bryant 19/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Mike Goldthorp 15/Aug/11 Solo O/S

Awesome! Black rocks has some of the best quality grit I've been on and this route epitomises it! Beaut crack and the sloppy break traverse is super fun!

gibwarrior1988 15/Aug/11 2nd
with rob
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead RP
Alex.M-M. 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Reds 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 02/Jul/11 2nd dog
althesin 02/Jul/11 2nd dog
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Gambit 14/Jun/11 Lead dog

Couple of falls, all good (must learn to jam if I am off to Yosemite!

with Barney
spragglerocks 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Bruce LMC
Chriswallis2 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jenny
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 15/May/11 Lead O/S
davewsargent 04/May/11 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/May/11 -
migs493 30/Apr/11 2nd β
with LO
lozowen 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Roger led

with Roger F, Ken T
shouter 24/Apr/11 Lead
colin milton 23/Apr/11 2nd
with martin
masa-alpin 16/Apr/11 2nd dog

Slipped at the first move. Annoyed.

gb83 16/Apr/11 Lead dog

stiff at vs. More HVS I think. Messed up the crux sequence over the bulge so rested on gear. Bold traverse to finish.

with masa
RossT 15/Apr/11 AltLd
with Andrew Edwards
Jonathan Hall 10/Apr/11 2nd
disturbed_one51 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Wee man
Dhcol ?/Apr/11 2nd

this was an absolute killer of a climb after a night out around notts :-) I was that puffed out when I got to the break that Nicky had to get a nice cold drink for me!! I really want to go back when I feel a bit better and try and lead it.

oddessy_uk 23/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Jimbo
markpollak 23/Mar/11 Lead rpt

greg's first climb outside ...

with suzanne mcfadzean, greg
Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead dnf
Ultimo Dyno Boy 10/Mar/11 Lead

Really Hard Start but OK. Collin Seconded. Rob and Nikki wathced

Alkis 05/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Si dH 06/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Andy
Aaron Hauptmann 31/Jan/11 AltLd RP

Tricky old-school route, really enjoyable though. Fell off 2 or 3 moves in, early placed nut held and i didn't deck. then Yo-yoed from there. Although i could have pulled the rope, but the clip was from ground level anyways, so not much point.

with Mungo
Phil1967 18/Jan/11 2nd
with Dan
smudge 18/Jan/11 Lead
with Phil
Cornish Cream ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Dirk Uhlig ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
ollie_e ??/2011 -
climb the peak ??/2011 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
dja 12/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Paul ablitt 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Ander 02/Oct/10 Lead

Found this hard. Definitely *** though.

ben_250 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Russ 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Great route!

stuaart 11/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Fell off, must come back for this.

jonathan watt 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

led P1 after Ed couldn't (although he really can!). Tricky first layback crack but great cam placements. Above this crack is also slightly awkward but gear again very good. Belayed at tree. 2nd P2 - definitely didn't want to slip - would have been BIG swing, pretty easy traverse thankfully. Lovely climb.

Mr. K 03/Aug/10 Lead dog

Took two attempts at the initial crack to get some wires in before blasting to the top. Did it in one long pitch. Quality route!

with Luke Saddler
stephenhartley 02/Aug/10 2nd
with Burns
Hidden 22/Jul/10 Lead rpt
thomb 17/Jul/10 Lead
with Maddy
Footy564 16/Jul/10 Lead
with sam greggory
oi_now 06/Jul/10 -
with slim bert
oi_now 06/Jul/10 Lead
with slim bert
Emma-Louise Anderson 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S

The start (crux) crack climb was great... a bit tenuous for placing gear. I under estimated the upper Emma-sized groove where I had to wriggle up. Once you get high and get the good hold you know it will be alright. Did 2nd pitch straight away... hard to protect the second.

with Dave
Fred Mainwaring 22/Jun/10 2nd
elyben 13/Jun/10 Lead
Pixie-Andy 05/Jun/10 Lead
with Masa
masa-alpin 05/Jun/10 2nd dog

Slipped while taking out the stubborn gear.

Stuart Hurworth 25/May/10 AltLd RP

Difficult start to climb, hard to place gear while hanging on. Fell off a few times, but did final climb from the ground up. Rest of the climb easier.

Tomber 25/May/10 AltLd dog

First crack was nails, seconded and aided on gear - rubbish! Lead second pitch clean on sight, bit fluttery but fairly straight forward and not worth 4C!

Hidden 15/May/10 Lead O/S
bennevis 12/May/10 2nd
with Jon
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead
jon_gill1 09/Apr/10 AltLd RP

not used to grit that doesnt have great friction,fell off twice on first pitch but worked it and then got t clean!good route!

with shaun
Jethro ?/Apr/10 Lead
ezclimber ?/Apr/10 2nd O/S

most comfortable climb for me at black rocks, everythin else wel'ard

Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2010 Lead
David Robinson 01/Oct/09 Lead
Barry D 27/Sep/09 Lead
with Ian W
chumleywarner 20/Sep/09 2nd dnf

ended up on the HVS next door

valentinesbabe 20/Sep/09 Lead dnf

Hmmm...well started up Left crack of the climb....had a look and a tentative go at the traverse and decided the HVS actually looked easier...unfortunately ran out of steam real quick so lowered off

Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead dnf
chrisallan 06/Sep/09 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd
hellboundblr 09/Aug/09 Lead
with Steve Agct
El3ctroFuzz ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Hmm.. Lil polished.

with Louise Street
bigdrew 26/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/09 2nd dnf
Sam1991 25/Jul/09 2nd

2nd pitch is the best, but far too short. I never plan to lead this route again, done it once, not worth it again!

with Andy J
dan gibson 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Graham T 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Apr/09 2nd
keith leonard ??/2009 -
stevechaps1 ??/2009 2nd O/S
Sam1991 23/Dec/08 Lead

2nd time ive led the traverse (still loved it), first time ive lead the first pitch, nice route, slightly awkward. Proper Black Rocks thuggishness!

with Andy J
bigdrew 23/Dec/08 2nd

Backed of lead

MD 21/Dec/08 AltLd
with Misha
mic_b 17/Dec/08 Lead rpt

Climbed in dark and rain - found it easy

with John (Derwent Club)
Macca_7 10/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

I led first Phil the airy second

Hidden 10/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham 16/Oct/08 Lead
with James Fleming
will randall ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with sarah
tomB 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Jody
jscoles 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim Griffin
Matt Fry 20/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Ali Scott
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Lead dnf
Don Jebus 13/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Sam lead 1st, I lead 2nd

with sammyt
figfour 30/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Stig 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
chris murnin 07/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Jun/08 2nd
boomerang 24/Jun/08 2nd dnf

couldnt get more than a third up the initial crack, come back again

KillingtonT 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S

First Pitch only as Anrdrew could not get to the belay.Ab'd from much abused tree.

The Reaper 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

Byronius Maximus 06/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
john lynch 14/May/08 Lead

had to ab down from tree...lack of 2nd!

with mike lynch, bo robertson
hembug 02/May/08 2nd O/S
hamish2016 02/May/08 Lead O/S
with chris burn
Slim Bert ?/May/08 Lead


with dave
Hidden 27/Apr/08 2nd rpt
Jim Slater 27/Apr/08 Lead dog

Tough start, rested on gear. Neat traverse.

tempeh 24/Apr/08 2nd
with dvh
Sankey 16/Apr/08 AltLd

Led through traverse

with P'boro Tom
dangerousoldfool ?/Apr/08 Lead β
with Graham C
Hidden 02/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Paul_southgate68 ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S

great lead,cool traverse!***

with kimbo
Alfredo ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Ben H
Tony Little 26/Jan/08 Solo rpt
with Claire
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
oi_now ??/2008 2nd
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
jscoles ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Tim Griffin
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
thrutch ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
hailtryfan ?/Dec/07 Lead dog

Climbed it clumsily, and slipped on the crux section. My first fall on lead!

with Costas
Matt Fry 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable traverse to finish. Initial crack is a bit awkward though.

with Ali Scott
Hidden 01/Nov/07 2nd
cat22 20/Oct/07 2nd dog
with Mike
Tobias at Home 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S

bit of a battle.

with Mun
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead
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

Andy Peak 1 10/Jul/07 AltLd

slumpt on to gear

with random
paul birch ?/Jul/07 -
clintos 16/Jun/07 Lead
b.hayley ?/Jun/07 Lead
moorea 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Si + Martin
stp 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
stp 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/07 Lead O/S
SGD 01/Mar/07 2nd

I climbed this with no style or technique...

with Jonathan
Owen W-G 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

with Robin, Anthony & Jody
Hidden ??/2007 -
samwelli 22/Dec/06 AltLd dog
Sankey 22/Dec/06 AltLd
with Sam
mattyork2 26/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 23/Sep/06 Lead
with cliff brown
Mark_RMC 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Did this clean after Rob Smart and Baldrick backed off. Great route, crux is the first few moves.

with Baldrick
skelf ?/Sep/06 2nd
with Gary, colin Currie
cem 20/Aug/06 2nd
alaan 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Swirly 15/Jul/06 Lead dog

slipped out of groove in the sun (28 degrees!!)

with Rob
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead
Si dH 14/May/06 Lead O/S
with Tom Lambert
GPN ?/Apr/06 AltLd
tatz45 ?/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Dave Wheeler
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden 04/Sep/05 2nd
MeMeMe ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
dangerousoldfool 06/Jul/05 2nd
with Budge
Budge 06/Jul/05 Lead O/S
aulda 22/Jun/05 2nd dog
with Neil F
Hidden 01/Sep/04 Solo
zcapxa5 20/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Ross
Hidden 01/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 24/Apr/04 Solo
Hidden 03/Mar/04 2nd
Budge 11/Sep/03 2nd O/S
PenJD 27/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Dave E and Simon P
Hidden 22/Aug/03 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/03 2nd
DerwentDiluted 23/Apr/03 Lead
nickdonohue 08/Apr/03 Lead
with Kath Donohue
Dave Mason ?/Feb/03 Lead
with Trev Tatler
Chalky Cat ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Dom
Peakology ??/2003 Lead O/S
with cat
shoulders ?/Oct/02 -
with claire
Hidden 01/Jun/02 Lead O/S
petekeron ??/2002 Lead O/S
Dave Bond ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Andy Price
Budge 23/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
climbingrev 25/May/01 TR O/S

Got stuck at crux (where the crack goes two ways!) Cleared by laybacking on left crack. Right crack is probably an off-width (hate em!). Traverse really scary on a top-rope; probably safer to lead!

antclark6381 30/Sep/00 Lead rpt
chrishedgehog 17/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
Hidden 16/Jun/00 Lead
Milne 11/May/00 Lead O/S

approximate date

Rich Malcolm 09/May/00 2nd O/S
with Rich Hewitt
alan moore ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Seb Grieve ??/2000 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 10/Oct/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/99 2nd
Strong Steve 25/May/99 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 05/Jul/98 -
with MT
Hidden ?/Jun/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 26/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
ajoliver 01/Apr/98 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/98 AltLd
Hidden 24/Sep/97 Solo
CrashMat Rob 04/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Kerr
Hidden 29/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Laramadness 26/Jan/97 Lead
Hidden 04/Jun/96 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/96 AltLd
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 19/Jul/95 AltLd

PH led final traverse

with Peter Harding
Iain Thow 10/May/95 Lead
with Roger Hardon
Hidden 11/Apr/95 Solo
Ian Archer 06/Mar/95 2nd O/S
with Robert Mirfin
brady ??/1995 2nd

bloody hard start from what I remember

with John Cameron
Hidden 06/Aug/94 Lead O/S
tlr 22/Apr/94 Solo
with Jim
Chris Ellis 03/Aug/93 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
Hidden 12/Jul/93 Solo
charlesmfrench 22/May/93 Solo O/S
Stoney Boy 08/May/93 2nd O/S
with Paul Dearden
Roget 28/Nov/92 Solo rpt
Gordon Stainforth 09/Sep/92 Lead
with Derrick Burgess
Hidden 27/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/92 Solo
Mick King 28/Jan/92 2nd
with Simon Walsh
WB ??/1992 -
with Guy
Hidden 06/Sep/91 Solo
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
nai ??/1990 2nd
with Roger Devy
gordonday ??/1990 Lead O/S
Roget 08/Jul/89 2nd
with jim
Paul Clarke ??/1989 -
morganator ??/1989 Solo
Hidden ?/May/88 Lead
chrisrogers ?/Oct/87 2nd O/S
with Richard W
Hidden 08/Nov/86 Solo
RichardMc 04/Oct/86 2nd
with Dave Langmead
davemhart ?/Jul/86 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 21/Jun/86 Lead
with David
Guy ?/Jun/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/84 Lead
andy tetsill ?/Mar/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly
Nigel Bond 06/Jun/82 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
andy tetsill ?/Oct/81 -
with Rob Kevan
Ken Taylor 20/Feb/81 AltLd
uphillnow ??/1980 -
tapley 25/Aug/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Nigel Bond 19/Jun/79 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Hidden ??/1979 -
mitch1960 ??/1978 -
Rob Davies ??/1978 Lead

Date? A lot of dithering

with Angus McLean
babymoac ??/1978 Lead
with Mad martin
RichardMc 16/Oct/77 Lead O/S
with Tony Williams
GeoffG 04/Jun/77 Lead
with tony bowker
Hidden 16/Apr/77 Lead
rogerskews ??/1976 -
with CMC Members
Mark Kemball 23/Nov/75 Lead
with Chris Munsch
Mike Owen ?/Nov/75 Lead O/S
with John Roberts
Hidden ??/1973 -
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead
mikej 09/Jul/72 Solo
with E
greenbuoy 11/Jun/72 2nd
with Bob Lister
clanger ??/1972 -
Andy Edgar ??/1972 Solo β
Hidden 29/Aug/71 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/68 Lead
mikej 18/Oct/67 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
mikej 23/Nov/66 AltLd dnf

I led pitch 1 but neither of us could lead the finishing traverse. During the abseil retreat I took the opportunity to remove the remains of the dead tree from the starting crack.

with Keith Gregson
Seymore Butt ??/1965 TR
with Gibby
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