Rockfax Description
16m. Climb through a notch in the overhang then continue up the heathery front of the buttress to a ledge. Above this the climbing is steeper, harder and bolder. © Rockfax

FA. late 1950s 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

alex_richmond98 17/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Green and wet start - felt more like a good scramble for the first few meters. Upper section considerably harder and lacking any major protection. Threaded a 240 sling around a large chockstone to the left. Moves very pinchy and footwork important. Glad I didn't fall.

with Alex Fletcher
James Smith 28/May/17 2nd O/S

Bit of a bush wack for the first half but the top slab is lovely. Worth getting on.

with melty
Mark Loveday 02/May/17 Lead rpt
with andrew, mark s
Dan Vaj 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Khalid
Chris Harding 29/Apr/17 Lead
with jcdavy
jcdavy 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Climbing was dead easy and fairly protected if overgrown

Katie2401Tron 29/Apr/17 2nd
khalidq 29/Apr/17 2nd rpt
Melonfly ?/Apr/17 Lead
with James
WillRhodes ??/2017 Lead O/S
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Jonny Holmes 16/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Bex Hedderick
Jan Hofheiz 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Dave
RoryLucas 08/Oct/16 2nd
Rob_Morris1996 18/Sep/16 2nd rpt
themattyshep 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Amy L, Rob M
themattyshep 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 23/Aug/16 Lead rpt

wet vegetated start and tough thin finish

with Phil O
mrphilipoldham 23/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/16 2nd O/S
mark4344 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Bartosz
SuperLee1985 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Very green 1st section barely made up for by the final slab.

StevieLee 18/Jun/16 Lead
smoreda 27/May/16 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 27/May/16 Lead

Nice moves to begin & bold finishing moves on less than perfect holds above gear! In between was a ramble thru the heather

with Silve
alexcollins123 14/May/16 2nd O/S
Tim Harper 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 21/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Rob_Morris1996 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S

First VS lead

with Paul Hy
Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Paul Hy 17/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Sam P
Sam P 17/Sep/15 2nd
dannyboy83 09/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Aniushka 18/Jul/15 2nd

Peak District

with Zoe Pickering, Pixie-SshAndy
Pixie-Andy 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Wearing adidas terrex approach shoes went fine seconding.

with Ania, Zoe Pickering
Flavio 06/Jun/15 Solo O/S
jack_44 ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
max_chan 25/May/15 Lead O/S
with Jen - PCC
TonyF 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Mike Irwing, John Shields
jshields 10/May/15 Lead
with Mike Irwin, Tony Fidler
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
slab_happy 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Hilary
johnself1603 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Angeline 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S

The second part was really intimidating without any good handholds; Andy very helpfully pointed out some nice footholds. Kinda rolled up to the top at the end...

with Andy
andyclimber 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
will_benfold 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Pintsize 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Abraham 31/May/14 2nd
with Sam Riley
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
AndyPagett 26/May/14 2nd O/S

After much investigation within the undergrowth, two pleasing jug holds arelocated, enabling a graunchy and exciting pull on to the start of this fine adventure. Completing the rockover with a large heather plant caressing ones face adds to the excitement and makes the arrival at 'heather gully' all the more welcome. Here, easy climbing give plenty opportunity to observe the many species of plant and animal life residing within the route. At this time of year many different caterpillars adorn the foliage meaning that one is never short of something to take ones mind of the frankly dreadful climbing at this point. After 12 metres a rock climb appears as if from nowhere, and the foliage parts to give way to a somewhat elevated boulder problem. Delightful and balancy climbing leads to the top of the route, but sadly it is all over too soon and leaves one wishing that the whole route had been like that. 3 stars. Classic.

Hidden 14/May/14 2nd
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead O/S
Simonj 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Paul
cellomonkey1 11/Apr/14 TR O/S

should have took a trowel! top slab was thin. very enjoyable though.

with Simon
James Oswald 30/Mar/14 2nd
Anna duckett 30/Mar/14 Lead
Matt Harmon 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Melanie Parkin 27/Sep/13 Lead rpt
khalidq 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
khalidq 27/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Melanie Parkin 27/Sep/13 2nd O/S
FrankBooth 08/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead dog
leglesslizard ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Mark Loveday 27/Aug/13 2nd O/S
gpcomps 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mark L
RUDIN.J.D.H 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Rudin, Paul Rudin
timmyhobby 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
warrygallace ?/Jun/13 2nd
with dave (Amy's dad)
Chris Manasseh 19/May/13 Lead
with Anne Orde
Hidden 14/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd
dbm 06/Oct/12 TR O/S
David Kay 04/Sep/12 2nd
Batt 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Shame it's not all like the top bit

Hoyes 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Steve J P 20/May/12 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 20/May/12 Lead
with sp
Hidden 14/Apr/12 TR
bobpilgrem 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Bob/Nic
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
robinmuzette 15/Jan/12 2nd
Coops_13 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Nice overhang with bad-ass heel hook at start and bold finish :)

PAJames ??/2012 -
Bradbury 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
GC 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Cool overhang at the start, easy through the undergrowth and then a bold technical finish.

with Peter Williams
Nigel Bond 24/Aug/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
climbingsteph 31/Jul/11 2nd dog

A tricky beginning wiht the overhang. then a breeze right up to the end part which was very difficult for me.

Different Steve 16/Jul/11 Lead dog

Oops. Minor whipper taken off of damp holds on the upper slab.

with Jeremy, Eddie Webster
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jwpil 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with James h
Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd
peeturd 05/Jun/11 -
Bobling 04/Jun/11 Lead

First lead of the trip.

with Dean, Rob H
Deano100 04/Jun/11 2nd
Kirsty810202 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
iwebster59017 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Marvino 19/Apr/11 Lead

The top section definitely makes the climb worthwhile

kermit_uk 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Gary A S 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Lofty
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead dnf
SteWatkins ?/Mar/11 -
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead RP
ragabond007 ??/2011 Lead

heathery at the bottom, commiting top out

John Mckeating ??/2011 -
HowieB ??/2011 Lead
jamests99 ??/2011 -
with Jase
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead dog
rwm7131 09/Oct/10 2nd
with JamesA
thebullmaster 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Hayley
sharon lannie 12/Sep/10 2nd
Peeley.b 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Kev lead followed by Mark then me, nice delicate moves over the head wall.

with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman
krikoman 05/Sep/10 2nd
dja 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Shad 23/May/10 Lead
Bernie Wylde 23/May/10 -
JDDD 23/May/10 2nd
dishevelled ?/May/10 2nd O/S
cooper leek 10/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with dennis, crucko
Andy Clarke 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ralph
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with alan taylor
Happy Wanderer 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Ken T
Rob Davies 01/May/09 2nd rpt
with Mark ?, Jonah Jones
Trobbo 12/Apr/09 2nd
with martin bennett
Martin Bennett 12/Apr/09 -
with Terry Rob
Ewan Russell 14/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Peter Drake 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
nathanroberts89 ?/Feb/09 TR

Did not complete the crux due to position of pulley. I think probably 4a moves on the top slab as crux was last move

Col Kingshott ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Danhan ??/2009 -
Pilch 11/Oct/08 Lead

good moves at the top, poor gear, but apparently i missed a good cam placement, which would have protected the crux

with Graham
DanT 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S

James's Lead

with Helen Lambert, James Moore
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
EAYL 26/Sep/07 Lead
with LMB
gravity 08/Sep/07 TR
with Caroline
mic_b 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Fruitcake 72
davek 02/May/07 Lead O/S
with Larson
KeithW 24/Jun/06 2nd O/S

No way is that final slab 4b! More like 5a & no gear

with Corky
Marvino 25/Apr/06 Lead dnf

Dodged the top slab by moving round to left arete then back right

with Darren
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 09/Oct/05 Lead
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead O/S
adam carless 14/May/05 2nd
Chesh ?/Jun/04 Lead
with Phil B
donkster ??/2004 Lead O/S
with trigg
Simon Caldwell 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Hidden 05/Apr/03 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2003 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Dale Berry 21/Jul/02 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
platt2000 ??/2002 -
Gus ??/2002 Lead
Hedley 26/Aug/01 2nd O/S
with Steve Runnacles
rocktigger ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Jon n Clare
Dale Berry 27/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
tlr ??/2000 2nd
Hidden 30/Oct/99 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/98 2nd
stokienomad 16/Jul/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 TR
Hidden ??/1997 Lead O/S
Chris Murray ?/Jul/96 Lead
alan moore ??/1996 -
brady ??/1996 Lead
with John Cameron
Scott McRae 15/May/93 Lead β

worth a star at least

with Steve Jones
Scott McRae ?/Jun/92 Lead O/S

Delicate and exciting finish indeed!

with Steve Jones
Rob Davies 01/Jun/91 Lead rpt
with Mike Papworth
Hidden 15/Sep/90 Lead
Roget 07/Aug/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 14/Oct/87 Lead
with Simon Lee
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Sep/87 Lead
with whitehall instructing
RichardMc 05/Sep/76 2nd
with Tony Williams
Rob Davies 18/Jan/75 Lead
with Joseph Cullen (ICMC)
Rog Wilko ?/May/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 03/May/70 2nd
with John Bickerdike
oldmanofmow ??/1956 -
3 users have this on their wishlist
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 21
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 21
Votes cast 17
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set