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

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BMC staffordshire slab exam, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List

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Iain Thow 19 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Bold 4c move in the middle has to make it VS, surely
βeta?
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βeta: Bold 4c move in the middle has to make it VS, surely
Carl Smethurst 5 Sep, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Did this straight after Thrug (HVS 5a and pretty straightforward) and almost backed off it. Good move when you pluck up the courage though.
βeta?
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βeta: Did this straight after Thrug (HVS 5a and pretty straightforward) and almost backed off it. Good move when you pluck up the courage though.
Stefan Kruger 27 May, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: The grade of this route is a joke, in my book. It's basically a solo with gear only arriving when it's all over. Not what most HS leaders would expect and I'm glad that my less expecienced partner handed the ropes over to me. Not much between this and Sunset Slab, and that gets HVS. A good solid VS.
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βeta: The grade of this route is a joke, in my book. It's basically a solo with gear only arriving when it's all over. Not what most HS leaders would expect and I'm glad that my less expecienced partner handed the ropes over to me. Not much between this and Sunset Slab, and that gets HVS. A good solid VS.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 19 Apr Lead dnf
runestone ?? Lead
Oplumb 29 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Bold
with matt sims
Bold
with matt sims
Hidden 15 May, 2018 2nd O/S
Mark67 15 May, 2018 Lead O/S Committing crux move. Run out.
with gpcomps, andrew
Committing crux move. Run out.
with gpcomps, andrew
gpcomps 15 May, 2018 2nd O/S
with Mark67, Andrew
with Mark67, Andrew
Tilt 5 May, 2018 Lead
with LDJ
with LDJ
LDJ 5 May, 2018 2nd
with Tilt
with Tilt
deacondeacon 20 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Bottled Enigma Variation and finished up this.
Bottled Enigma Variation and finished up this.
Stotty_88 9 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with gavster
with gavster
gavster 9 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Ad
with Ad
bummingham 17 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
with Becky Nicholson, fuzzysheep01
with Becky Nicholson, fuzzysheep01
fuzzysheep01 17 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Becky Nicholson , bummingham
with Becky Nicholson , bummingham
martinbettridge06 15 Sep, 2016 2nd
with Alan parker, tt
with Alan parker, tt
Hidden 2 Sep, 2016 -
Jweden2 26 Aug, 2016 TR
Barrie Schofield II 7 Aug, 2016 Lead G/U Nice mantelfall
Nice mantelfall
sambosanquet101 5 Jul, 2016 Lead
with Lucas Fries
with Lucas Fries
Robin Nichols 28 Feb, 2016 Solo O/S
with John P, Mark E, Roget
with John P, Mark E, Roget
steely 14 Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
owain-1978 14 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with steely
with steely
Horton 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Run out as f*ck
Run out as f*ck
TomRiddelsdell 5 Sep, 2015 Solo β
Louishmouis 9 Aug, 2015 Solo
with Dad
with Dad
gGor 25 Jul, 2015 TR
with Phil Wallam
with Phil Wallam
Hidden 25 Jul, 2015 TR
jack 9895 1 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
mapperley samurai 21 May, 2014 2nd
with gavster
with gavster
gavster 21 May, 2014 Lead
with kev
with kev
jordangolding 17 May, 2014 TR O/S
quinn sorabjee 17 May, 2014 TR O/S
Sam Woodward 17 May, 2014 TR O/S
Hidden 17 May, 2014 TR O/S
matt8hew88 17 May, 2014 TR β
hirving 17 May, 2014 TR O/S DTUS
DTUS
pjames87 19 Apr, 2014 TR
LukeRobinson 17 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
Jacob Hodge 95 17 Apr, 2014 TR O/S
with peter chapman
with peter chapman
jordangolding 17 Apr, 2014 TR
Chris Murray 29 Mar, 2014 Lead Gear in the 1st break then nothing until the final flake. Very steady after the mantleshelf though.
Gear in the 1st break then nothing until the final flake. Very steady after the mantleshelf though.
jimlear ??, 2014 Solo
Hidden 21 Sep, 2013 TR
cem 14 Sep, 2013 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.
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 7 Sep, 2013 2nd
Hidden 9 Aug, 2013 -
David Bibby 30 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Jessica Beattie, Dominic Turner
with Jessica Beattie, Dominic Turner
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 Lead
marr.simon 26 May, 2013 TR Second instructor day.
Second instructor day.
quinn sorabjee 26 May, 2013 -
PeteWilson 5 May, 2013 Lead rpt realised id never actually led this, having seconded it twice. nice route
with Richard Hale, Andrew Graham
realised id never actually led this, having seconded it twice. nice route
with Richard Hale, Andrew Graham
bobpilgrem 30 Apr, 2013 Lead rpt Rather dirty early season
with Bob/Nic
Rather dirty early season
with Bob/Nic
Rob Gillespie 17 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S run out might as well have solo'd it
run out might as well have solo'd it
Hidden ??, 2013 Solo
John Holden 14 Oct, 2012 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
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
Smudge03 22 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with dja
with dja
dja 22 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
sdi 11 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S A tad bold.
with tomski3
A tad bold.
with tomski3
Dan Geh 9 Aug, 2012 Solo O/S Mantel move felt very committing!
Mantel move felt very committing!
Double Knee Bar 5 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
gingerwolf 5 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
lizzyb 28 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Mantle is exposed feel with typical peak "rockface is the hold" boldness in the upper sections of the slab.
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, 2011 2nd O/S
with Paul from Colchester, jiles
with Paul from Colchester, jiles
jiles 30 Sep, 2011 Lead
Mark Dennison 11 Sep, 2011 Lead
with Dawn
with Dawn
razzorbuzz 1 Aug, 2011 TR O/S
Jim Malo 24 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Putt
with Putt
Hidden 12 Jul, 2011 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 2nd
Around900 1 Jul, 2011 TR O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S I would give this HVS 5a
with John Shaw
I would give this HVS 5a
with John Shaw
PennyL 26 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 6 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S tricky move, hard to decide between VS and HVS...
tricky move, hard to decide between VS and HVS...
Peakpdr 25 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
wave1art 24 Oct, 2010 Lead dnf
with Adrian Botting
with Adrian Botting
wave1art 24 Oct, 2010 2nd β
with Adrian Botting
with Adrian Botting
simeclimb68 24 Oct, 2010 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?Jul, 2010 -
Double Knee Bar 20 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with EZ
with EZ
thrutch 16 May, 2010 Solo
with nathan
with nathan
Sparky!!!3 24 Apr, 2010 Lead
NeilGriffiths 18 Apr, 2010 2nd
with Dom, Adam
with Dom, Adam
Dom Whillans 18 Apr, 2010 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
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
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 2nd
donkster 3 Apr, 2010 Lead rpt
with trigg
with trigg
JGW ?Apr, 2010 2nd
with Matt Tilley
with Matt Tilley
donkster 13 Feb, 2010 Lead rpt
with pete buswell
with pete buswell
Hidden 25 Oct, 2009 Solo
natalie28 17 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S Really enjoyed seconding this!!
with matt
Really enjoyed seconding this!!
with matt
donkster 10 Oct, 2009 2nd rpt
with DaveNW
with DaveNW
Hidden 10 Oct, 2009 Lead rpt
Hidden 12 Sep, 2009 Lead
Ali H 6 Sep, 2009 2nd attempted to lead twice...but too bold...so retreated...
attempted to lead twice...but too bold...so retreated...
Glyn Davidson 6 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S I thought this had quite a difficult move for 4a and gear is extremely sparse.
with Ali H
I thought this had quite a difficult move for 4a and gear is extremely sparse.
with Ali H
Jim Slater 15 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S One tricky move well above gear.
with Trevor Wilson
One tricky move well above gear.
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2009 TR
bennevis 27 Jun, 2009 TR Nice climb but not much pro so top roped
with Heather
Nice climb but not much pro so top roped
with Heather
Rob Davies 12 Jun, 2009 Lead
with Phil A
with Phil A
donkster 24 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
donkster 18 Apr, 2009 Solo rpt
with DaveNW
with DaveNW
bobpilgrem 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S unintentionally did a direct finish- made it feel considerably bolder!
unintentionally did a direct finish- made it feel considerably bolder!
tompilgrem 12 Apr, 2009 2nd
donkster 11 Apr, 2009 Solo rpt
amstel ?Apr, 2009 Lead
with Joe
with Joe
neilmackie 7 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
with hembug
with hembug
hembug 7 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with niell
with niell
JCB42 7 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
with Katy Madden
with Katy Madden
Danhan ??, 2009 -
Col Allott 21 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Alexandra Sturrock
with Alexandra Sturrock
steveP 5 Jul, 2008 2nd O/S
with Dan Towns
with Dan Towns
DanT 5 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with steveP
with steveP
Hidden 31 May, 2008 2nd O/S
jon bradley 10 May, 2008 Lead rpt
with Huw Howells
with Huw Howells
Hidden 26 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
quantized 21 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S Poor gear in this one, I had a nice runout
with Tom Buckley
Poor gear in this one, I had a nice runout
with Tom Buckley
Steve Banham 9 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
with Sam Ward
with Sam Ward
donkster ??, 2008 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
with DaveNW
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden 11 Aug, 2007 Lead
gibbo21 5 Aug, 2007 2nd
with paul
with paul
gibbo38 5 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with gibbo21
with gibbo21
Hidden 1 Jun, 2007 2nd
Hidden 1 Jun, 2007 Lead
bobpilgrem 1 Jun, 2007 TR
Neil McA 5 May, 2007 Solo O/S
donkster 29 Apr, 2007 Solo
gaz.marshall 8 Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 2nd O/S
Stig 18 Nov, 2006 Lead rpt
with Maciek
with Maciek
Neil Henson 30 Sep, 2006 2nd β The mantelshelf is bold and not particularly easy. Glad I was only seconding this one.
with Mark Collins
The mantelshelf is bold and not particularly easy. Glad I was only seconding this one.
with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 30 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
with Neil Henson
with Neil Henson
Hidden 1 Sep, 2006 Lead
Hidden 15 Jul, 2006 2nd
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
Hidden 16 Oct, 2005 Lead
Hidden 31 Dec, 2004 Lead O/S
Carl Smethurst 4 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S Took several hesitant attempts before finally committing to the mantel.
with Kieran
Took several hesitant attempts before finally committing to the mantel.
with Kieran
jimshrimp 2 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
Apharri ?May, 2004 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
with Dave Wharton
Brown 6 Mar, 2004 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2004 Solo
max_chan ??, 2004 Lead O/S
with AG
with AG
Stig 15 Nov, 2003 Lead O/S
with Geraldine Lawless
with Geraldine Lawless
Retroman3 31 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
with diem
with diem
Yourlead 14 Apr, 2003 TR Climbed on Shunt
Climbed on Shunt
Neil Curtis 14 Sep, 2002 2nd
with Andy Goddard
with Andy Goddard
mark s ??, 2001 Solo
Hidden 1 Oct, 2000 Lead
Martin Bennett 10 May, 2000 Solo
lost.arrow 19 Mar, 2000 -
tlr ??, 2000 Solo
Gus ??, 2000 Lead
with various staffs ministers
with various staffs ministers
Laramadness 16 Oct, 1999 Solo O/S
FrankW 30 May, 1999 Lead O/S
with Helen B
with Helen B
antroy 10 May, 1999 Lead
craig h 8 Oct, 1998 Solo O/S
with Jamie Lillieman
with Jamie Lillieman
rachm2004 18 Oct, 1997 2nd
with Gill B
with Gill B
Mick King 18 Sep, 1996 Solo O/S
roncaves 8 Sep, 1996 Solo
Duncan Bourne 15 Mar, 1996 Solo O/S
alan moore ??, 1996 -
NeilGriffiths ??, 1996 -
with paula
with paula
brady 9 Sep, 1995 -
with John Cameron
with John Cameron
Hidden 15 Jun, 1995 Lead
nai ??, 1995 Solo
OMSKB 5 Sep, 1993 Solo
SimonN 7 Jun, 1993 2nd
goi.ashmore 12 Jun, 1992 Solo O/S
Hidden 3 May, 1992 -
babymoac 19 Apr, 1992 Solo
Andy Say 20 Aug, 1991 Solo
Hidden 27 May, 1991 TR O/S
Roget 8 Apr, 1990 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??, 1990 -
RockPhoenix ??, 1990 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 17 May, 1989 Solo
tapley 18 Sep, 1987 Solo
Ian Archer 6 Sep, 1986 2nd
with Tony Morris
with Tony Morris
Hidden 21 Jul, 1984 Solo
Nigel Bond 18 Sep, 1983 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
with Charlie Leverton
RichardMc 13 May, 1978 Solo
Mark Kemball 11 May, 1977 Solo
rogerskews ??, 1974 Solo
Rog Wilko ?Jun, 1971 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 26 Aug, 1970 Solo
with Stewart Grant
with Stewart Grant
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Voting
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low 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
Lead
Soloed
Followed
Toproped
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Flashed (β)
DNF
Ground Up
Not Set