Rockfax Description
12m. From the arete, trend left and climb the slab, using the eponymous move at least once. Bold in the middle then easing. © Rockfax

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire slab exam, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

deacondeacon 20/Aug Lead O/S

Bottled Enigma Variation and finished up this.

Stotty_88 09/Jul Lead O/S
with gav
gavster 09/Jul 2nd
with Ad
Hidden 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
fuzzysheep01 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Becky Nicholson , Adam Butler
martinbettridge06 15/Sep/16 2nd
with Alan parker, tt
Hidden 02/Sep/16 -
Jweden2 26/Aug/16 TR
Barrie Schofield II 07/Aug/16 Lead G/U

Nice mantelfall

sambosanquet101 05/Jul/16 Lead
with Lucas Fries
Robin Nichols 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with John P, Mark E, Roger
steely 14/Oct/15 2nd O/S
owain-1978 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Horton 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Run out as f*ck

TomRiddelsdell 05/Sep/15 Solo β
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 Solo
with Dad
gGor 25/Jul/15 TR
with Phil Wallam
Hidden 25/Jul/15 TR
jack 9895 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
mapperley samurai 21/May/14 2nd
gavster 21/May/14 Lead
with kev
jordangolding 17/May/14 TR O/S
quinn sorabjee 17/May/14 TR O/S
Sam Woodward 17/May/14 TR O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 TR O/S
matt8hew88 17/May/14 TR β
hirving 17/May/14 TR O/S


with Gilsey
pjames87 19/Apr/14 TR
LukeRobinson 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
Jacob Hodge 95 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
with peter chapman
jordangolding 17/Apr/14 TR
Chris Murray 29/Mar/14 Lead

Gear in the 1st break then nothing until the final flake. Very steady after the mantleshelf though.

Hidden 21/Sep/13 TR
cem 14/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Didn't feel happy about it just below half way, so climbed back down again. Felt under the weather all day although I began to get my act together a bit more later on.

Hidden 07/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Aug/13 -
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
marr.simon 26/May/13 TR

Second instructor day.

quinn sorabjee 26/May/13 -
PeteWilson 05/May/13 Lead rpt

realised id never actually led this, having seconded it twice. nice route

with Richard Hale, Andrew Graham
bobpilgrem 30/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Rather dirty early season

with Bob/Nic
Rob Gillespie 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

run out might as well have solo'd it

Hidden ??/2013 Solo
John Holden 14/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Bombed out of leading and wimpered up after Mike, not an auspicious end to the weekend, but good none the less. Very tired now.

with Mike Tinnion
Hidden 22/Aug/12 Lead O/S
dja 22/Aug/12 2nd O/S
sdi 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

A tad bold.

with Tom K
Dan Geh 09/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Mantel move felt very committing!

Double Knee Bar 05/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with TomBond
gingerwolf 05/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Glenn
lizzyb 28/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Mantle is exposed feel with typical peak "rockface is the hold" boldness in the upper sections of the slab.

Hidden ??/2012 -
Alex Winter 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Paul from Colchester, J. Iles-Smith
Mark Dennison 11/Sep/11 Lead
with Dawn
razzorbuzz 01/Aug/11 TR O/S
Jim Malo 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Putt
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
Around900 01/Jul/11 TR O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

I would give this HVS 5a

with John Shaw
PenJD 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S

tricky move, hard to decide between VS and HVS...

Peakpdr 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
wave1art 24/Oct/10 Lead dnf
with Adrian Botting
wave1art 24/Oct/10 2nd β
with Adrian Botting
simeclimb68 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/Jul/10 -
Double Knee Bar 20/May/10 2nd O/S
with Iain
thrutch 16/May/10 Solo
with nathan
Sparky!!!3 24/Apr/10 Lead
NeilGriffiths 18/Apr/10 2nd
with Dom, Adam
Dom Whillans 18/Apr/10 Lead

first lead of the year... been avoiding walls all winter too. a wee bit of a wobbler to settle my head.

with neil, a.crook
A Crook 18/Apr/10 2nd
donkster 03/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with trigg
JGW ?/Apr/10 2nd
with Matt Tilley
donkster 13/Feb/10 Lead rpt
with pete buswell
Hidden 25/Oct/09 Solo
natalie28 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Really enjoyed seconding this!!

with matt
donkster 10/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead
Ali H 06/Sep/09 2nd

attempted to lead twice...but too bold...so retreated...

with Glyn
Glyn Davidson 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S

I thought this had quite a difficult move for 4a and gear is extremely sparse.

with Ali
Jim Slater 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S

One tricky move well above gear.

with Trevor Wilson
axeman 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S

amazing climb, longlong run out from first gear to second, good solid climbing.

with grace
Chris Craggs 06/Aug/09 TR

More like HVS 4c

with Dave Gregory
bennevis 27/Jun/09 TR

Nice climb but not much pro so top roped

with Heather
Rob Davies 12/Jun/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
donkster 24/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with mark
donkster 18/Apr/09 Solo rpt
with DaveNW
bobpilgrem 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

unintentionally did a direct finish- made it feel considerably bolder!

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 12/Apr/09 2nd
with Dad
donkster 11/Apr/09 Solo rpt
amstel ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Joe
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
hembug 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with niell
JCB42 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Katy Madden
Danhan ??/2009 -
Col Allott 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Alexandra Sturrock
steveP 05/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Towns
DanT 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 2nd O/S
jon bradley 10/May/08 Lead rpt
with Huw Howells
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
quantized 21/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Poor gear in this one, I had a nice runout

with Tom Buckley
Steve Banham 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Sam Ward
donkster ??/2008 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead
gibbo21 05/Aug/07 2nd
with paul
gibbo38 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with gibbo21
Hidden 01/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/07 Lead
bobpilgrem 01/Jun/07 TR
donkster 29/Apr/07 Solo
gaz.marshall 08/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 2nd O/S
Stig 18/Nov/06 Lead rpt
with Maciek
Neil Henson 30/Sep/06 2nd β

The mantelshelf is bold and not particularly easy. Glad I was only seconding this one.

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
Hidden 01/Sep/06 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/06 2nd
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Hidden 16/Oct/05 Lead
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S

Took several hesitant attempts before finally committing to the mantel.

with Kieran
jimshrimp 02/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Brown 06/Mar/04 Solo O/S
max_chan ??/2004 Lead O/S
with AG
Stig 15/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
Retroman3 31/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Yan
Yourlead 14/Apr/03 TR

Climbed on Shunt

Neil Curtis 14/Sep/02 2nd
with Andy Goddard
mark s ??/2001 Solo
Hidden 01/Oct/00 Lead
Martin Bennett 10/May/00 Solo
lost.arrow 19/Mar/00 -
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Gus ??/2000 Lead
with various staffs ministers
Laramadness 16/Oct/99 Solo O/S
FrankW 30/May/99 Lead O/S
with Helen B
antroy 10/May/99 Lead
craig h 08/Oct/98 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
rachm2004 18/Oct/97 2nd
with Gill B
roncaves 08/Sep/96 Solo
Duncan Bourne 15/Mar/96 Solo O/S
alan moore ??/1996 -
NeilGriffiths ??/1996 -
with paula
brady 09/Sep/95 -
with John Cameron
Hidden 15/Jun/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 Solo
OMSKB 05/Sep/93 Solo
goi.ashmore 12/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/92 -
babymoac 19/Apr/92 Solo
Andy Say 20/Aug/91 Solo
Hidden 27/May/91 TR O/S
Roget 08/Apr/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Iain Thow 17/May/89 Solo
tapley 18/Sep/87 Solo
Ian Archer 06/Sep/86 2nd
with Tony Morris
Hidden 21/Jul/84 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/83 -
Nigel Bond 18/Sep/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
RichardMc 13/May/78 Solo
Mark Kemball 11/May/77 Solo
rogerskews ??/1974 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 26/Aug/70 Solo
with Stewart Grant
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 34
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
Votes cast 39
Votes cast 24
Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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