Rockfax Description
The left-hand chipped and sandy staircase just around the corner. The right-hand version is VD and has a tricky exit. © Rockfax

HenryMeier 20/Nov/17 Solo
Hidden 24/Aug/17 Solo
Hidden 18/Aug/17 Solo O/S
mrphilipoldham 07/Aug/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/17 Solo rpt
danjouan 23/Apr/17 Solo O/S
HanW 22/Apr/17 2nd
HazelMacLean 26/Nov/16 Solo

Quickest climb of the day by far. Mod for sure.

Rory_Cummings_NI ?/Nov/16 Solo O/S
suds_01 26/Sep/16 Solo O/S
andyclimber 04/Sep/16 Solo O/S
edhawk21 13/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/16 Solo
jungle ?/Jul/16 -
StormShadow 24/Jun/16 Solo
with Ariel
gaz3212 ??/2016 Solo O/S
alaster tonge 05/Jul/15 Solo
Jack Whiteley 27/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Henry.Todman 09/Jun/15 -
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Solo rpt
Rhys_Alun 29/Sep/14 Solo O/S
andork123 30/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 26/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Katharine
Hidden 11/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Solo rpt
SuperstarDJ 03/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Bullybones 14/May/14 -
Hidden 04/May/14 Solo O/S
DanChad 03/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Solo
Pete Pozman 02/Mar/14 Solo dnf

Very wet. Rockfax guide says Mod. With muddy boots and water sitting in the chippings I backed off before an almost certain careen off the left of the slab. Don't encourage a beginner to solo this.

kingy.r ?/Feb/14 Solo
Hidden 08/Jan/14 Solo
Wayne S ??/2014 Solo
Hidden 14/Dec/13 Solo rpt
TJ Mather 16/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Anna Morris 08/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs 15/Jul/13 Solo

Soloed two lines, left and (harder) right.

dsgarner 10/Jul/13 Solo O/S
althesin 17/Apr/13 Solo
Jelly Mould Surfer 14/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Is it a difficult mod, or and easy diff...dunnoo. Done in Clarksonesque tightish jeans and approach shoes, and it was all a bit damp around the edges. Should have had a beer to celebrate my last climb of my youth. I was 50 the next day.

chris wyatt 07/Nov/12 Solo O/S

Really scary

Hidden 03/Aug/12 Sent O/S
Dan Geh 25/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 Solo
Jim Brownlow 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S

In approach shoes, holding a can of beer. (First Beer Ascent?)

Reds 14/Jun/12 Solo
edordead ?/Jun/12 Solo
jumpingjimminy 30/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Ellie
Joe Innes 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Jonny M 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Robb.Haze 15/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Gemma Hatfield
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Bloke on a Rope 07/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Robin Nichols 08/Aug/11 Solo O/S
schristophersmith 02/Jul/11 Solo
naughtybadboy 19/Jun/11 Solo
Dan724 31/May/11 Solo O/S
eeonz 29/Apr/11 Solo
kfv 27/Apr/11 Sent O/S
liambriddon1991 27/Apr/11 Sent O/S
papalazarou 20/Apr/11 Solo O/S
marcoleptic ??/2011 Solo O/S

Conors 1st rock route although he did use huge amounts of aid. Not bad for a 4 year old.

with Conor
MikeDowsett ??/2011 Solo
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Solo
DreadyCraig 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S
jamesleesaunders 25/Oct/10 Solo

With Craig in Matlock.

Hidden 12/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/10 Solo O/S
dja 12/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/10 Sent O/S
gemmasimpson77 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Pete
pete_81 04/Sep/10 Solo dnf

Tried in trainers and they decided to come off so thought better back off to let my wife do better than me :)

with Gemma
Daymo 19/Aug/10 Solo
with DJ
Tom Lee-Field 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Gaz
deejmonkey 19/Aug/10 Solo
with Damian
bavarianGaz 19/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Tom
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Solo
hannah burkitt 27/May/10 Solo O/S
with Simon
Rhythm24 27/May/10 Solo β
with Hannah
doomer ?/May/10 Solo O/S
Gazleah 07/Mar/10 Solo
with elizabeth broadbent
Rhythm24 31/Jan/10 Solo O/S

In approch shoes, yeah!

Hidden 31/Jan/10 Solo
RM199 ??/2010 Solo O/S
Wil Treasure ??/2010 Lead
sgl0jd 12/Oct/09 -
chumleywarner 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
PondLife 20/Sep/09 Solo
charley 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
valentinesbabe 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S

easy peasy

Climber1806 17/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Ladder comes to mind!

with Morgan Preece
Danzig ?/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Rich Ogden
runestone 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with J
Glasera 30/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
jamiev 30/May/09 Solo O/S
with Callum Veitch
Caralynh 04/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Dhcol 09/Apr/09 Solo
DanT 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
MorganPreece ??/2009 Solo O/S


with Jessy
dts 29/Dec/08 Solo O/S

used as descent

Hidden 26/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Macca_7 10/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Oh dear!

andi taxi 22/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 17/Sep/08 Solo O/S
robblowen 13/Sep/08 Solo O/S
KarlH 26/Aug/08 Solo O/S

Climbed left and right sides, well walked up really.

with Gemma
PanzerHanzler 27/Jul/08 Solo O/S
john lynch 14/May/08 Solo

no hands

with mike lynch, bo robertson
hembug 02/May/08 Solo
Sankey 16/Apr/08 Solo
with P'boro Tom
Hidden 05/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Warren Earle 10/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/08 Solo β 05/Jan/08 Solo O/S

More of a distraction than a climb, but still fun to do.

daveagriff ??/2008 Solo
thrutch ??/2008 -
Hidden 01/Dec/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 22/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Matt Fry 18/May/07 Solo O/S
fruitcake72 17/May/07 TR

Overcame my top rope fear and finished a climb without a smiley face at the top. Did it a second time without using the steps

with mic_b
stp 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/Mar/07 Solo O/S
tallsop 13/Feb/07 Solo
with alex
Alfredo ??/2007 Solo
Hidden 30/Dec/06 Solo O/S
flatcap 28/May/06 Solo O/S

Did this a few times as a warmup

Ffej 28/May/06 Solo
SuperstarDJ 17/May/06 Solo

Very soft for a moderate. Ended up doing it again in trainers in the dark while waiting for the guys to change shoes. That tells you how easy it is!

mungo 17/May/06 Solo


ashleylist ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo O/S
chrisrogers ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Solo
mol 06/Aug/05 Solo
Epic Ebdon 06/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/05 Lead
Si dH 28/May/05 Solo

descent route

Hidden 15/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Solo O/S
SteveM 09/Jul/04 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/04 Solo O/S
hedgehog77 05/Sep/03 Lead
climbingrev 18/Aug/03 Solo O/S

Easy peasy. Just a steep walk really

Dave Mason ?/May/03 Solo
with Trev Tatler
SteveM 01/Feb/03 Solo
with Tobs
petekeron ??/2002 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/2002 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 08/Sep/01 Solo
Rampikino 03/May/01 Solo
with Bob Brown
Budge 17/Aug/00 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/00 Solo
Seb Grieve ??/2000 -
Rampikino 21/Aug/99 Solo
roncaves 23/May/99 Solo
Hidden ?/May/99 Solo
CrashMat Rob 26/Dec/97 Solo
with Nicky
EddieA 08/Nov/97 Solo O/S

wet day

with Simon W
Phil West 21/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/96 Solo
andrewbooth1000 13/Apr/95 Solo
tompercy 13/Nov/94 Solo
Marti999 ?/Jun/94 Solo
with lorna
Laramadness 03/Sep/92 Solo
Martin Bennett 21/Jun/92 Solo
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 16/Jul/88 Solo
Ian Archer 20/Mar/88 Solo O/S
Roget ??/1988 Solo O/S
with jim
tapley 25/Sep/87 Solo
Hidden ?/May/87 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/86 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/85 Solo
John Brayshaw 15/May/83 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/82 Solo
dangerdave ?/Jun/80 -
uphillnow ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1978 -
Chris Ellis 06/Mar/76 Solo
mikej 21/Apr/73 Solo
with Colin Peter, Geoff Williams
mikej 09/Jul/72 Solo
with E
Andy Say ??/1972 Solo
mikej 06/Apr/71 Solo
with Stewart Grant
babymoac ??/0000 -
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