Rockfax Description
8m. The th(r)uggish crack splitting the steep wall. Short-lived. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Revenge List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Tom Randall's Classic Hand cracks, WideBoyz Crack School.

benw681 27/Oct/17 -

amazing route and amazing conditions

with Lewis
Flavio 08/Sep/17 Solo O/S
Connorolfe 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/17 Lead
Charlie Zephyr Booth 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Stotty_88 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with gav
gavster 09/Jul/17 2nd
with Ad
jon_gill1 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
bigbobbyking 08/Apr/17 2nd
with Chris Bull
bryce.dorin 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/17 2nd dog
Theeni 25/Nov/16 Lead G/U
with Joseph
jrccrosby 25/Nov/16 2nd β
Hidden 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Stroppy 13/Nov/16 2nd β
Droyd 10/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Harry
DanChad 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Andy led.

with Andrew Abraham, Paul Deane
slab_happy 07/Oct/16 2nd

Pleased to second it cleanly after previous epics ...

dr_botnik 07/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Clare
Anti-faff 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Jas Wood
scottyp 04/Sep/16 TR
Hidden 04/Sep/16 2nd dog
Ben1983 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 23/Aug/16 Lead dnf
Jweden2 13/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/16 Lead rpt
GargoyleFeet 14/May/16 Lead dnf

haha - straight on to it cold. Big mistake. Next time...

Rob Gillespie 03/Apr/16 Lead rpt
M60OON ??/2016 2nd
with rob 528
Lenny 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Chris
Gudge 15/Oct/15 2nd O/S
James-m-h ?/Sep/15 Lead dnf

attempted to lead, jams nowhere near good enough. settled for the second

Dogwood 27/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Enjoyable, only used two jams though so maybe not the 'jamming test piece' I expected

djones66 12/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Good harmless fun.

with Stve mc D
Louishmouis 09/Aug/15 Solo O/S
with Dad
R0bbie 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Taba
Hidden 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead
Andrew Abraham 10/May/15 2nd O/S
slab_happy 02/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Focused too much on the jamming, failed to notice a critical hold outside the crack, forearms died. First trad leader fall, onto gear which proved bomber.

with Liam
slab_happy 02/Apr/15 2nd dog

Floundered my way up with arms still wrecked. Amazing route.

with Liam
John Higgs 19/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Caitlin Bell
BareBears 24/Aug/14 Lead dog
with Joe Cresswell, Dale
mapperley samurai 21/May/14 Lead O/S

Perfect jams, perfect gear. Grr Thrug it up!

gavster 21/May/14 2nd

nice scrap ! on really good jams

with kev
Hidden 15/May/14 Lead O/S
Joemanglerocks 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Satoshi Kimura
riff156 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Excellent route, not convinced its HVS though but I would give it 3 stars

with Jo Smith
Hidden 02/Feb/14 2nd
TobyA 02/Feb/14 Lead O/S

VS in the book we had, but happy to take the HVS tick!

with TonyB
James12389 24/Nov/13 2nd
JoshT 24/Nov/13 2nd
Jack93 24/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Need to get better at jamming. Managed to fight my way up, but paid for it in flesh.

with Emily
Jordanh031 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead dog
cem 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt

A repeat but I'd not led it before

dionisys 08/Sep/13 Lead

great climb on nice jams!

with vanderz
Karl Wooffindin 26/Aug/13 Lead

Excellent. Soft at VS.

with Andrew Deacon
Adrianw 10/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Too tired after long day of cragging, fell about 3/4 way up and nothing left in the tank.

with Simon Phillips
kermit_uk 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd dog
andybirtwistle 02/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead dog
keith Lonsdale 02/Jun/13 AltLd
Rob Gillespie ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
thomaspomfrett 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Diggler 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Calder
Calder 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Mark
RichyBOYY 05/Mar/13 Lead
Robnort 02/Mar/13 TR RP
with ellie Bromage, adam clemence, paul clauston
Hidden 17/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden ?/Feb/13 TR RP
saffy ??/2013 -
littleduck ??/2013 2nd
with Tony Madden
joeflan 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
will9911 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
lukebowman551 22/Sep/12 2nd β
with Craig Shelley
lukebowman551 22/Sep/12 Lead dnf
with Craig Shelley
Robnort 16/Sep/12 TR RP
Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR dog
Hidden 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
method 04/Sep/12 AltLd dog

Paul got 2/3 up with his attempt; I got a bit further; Andy topped out and dragged us up. Paul lost a wire to the rock.

with Andy (mynydd), Paul (mynydd)
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd
Andy Hardy 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Upper crack damp/green. I turned up as Paul and John were thinking of TRing after the O/S attempt, so was offered the 'lead' (only had to place 1 more bit of gear + I'd done it before so it went OK)

dsgarner 25/Aug/12 TR dog
Robnort 24/Aug/12 TR dog
Hillson 22/May/12 Lead O/S
PeteWilson 13/May/12 Lead

again, very windy and cold, strenuous little brute of a route!

with Andrew Graham
Jonny Nick 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Felt pretty steady for VS, good jug before the finish made it simple. Without the jug would make the route HVS.

TM_Horton 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Steffen Cruz 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
hotfeet 07/Aug/11 Lead
with Mac
littleluke ?/Aug/11 2nd
fatbuoybazza 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
chrisallan 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
mes32 23/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Kylie 02/Jul/11 2nd dog

Tough, my jamming technique was not up to the challenge! Sat on the rope to rest and get some gear.

Chris Sansum 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nathaelle Bouttes
mullermn 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

My first grit HVS lead (if you call it HVS..). Found it hard and sustained, but this is possibly more due to me having done very little climbing this year, especially on grit, rather than the route itself.

Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead
Becky E 26/Jun/11 2nd

Didn't fall off or rest, but definitely a tight rope.

Graeme Hammond 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

shame the crack was a bit wet which made it a bit harder but probably still only VS. Like to do it again in the dry

with Becky E
JEP 21/Jun/11 2nd rpt
WillCass 14/Jun/11 Lead
with Si
Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd
clive-greenwood 21/May/11 2nd
with rob, Dave Clarke
John Elliott 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Doug Allen
will9911 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Rich Kay 10/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Two attempts,dropped off on last jam :(

najki_2000 10/Apr/11 2nd β

laybacked, cos I cant jam, had to think about footholds at the crux move to a good hold, nice climb

with Chris Rose
Pete Graham 19/Jan/11 Lead


with Ben Silvestre
donkster 06/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with ben, dennis
gingerwolf 31/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 31/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Made the bottom moves, took whipper on crux sequence on bomber cam. Not 4C by any means but I'd give it VS

Hidden 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 25/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with ruthyb, Chris
Ky 02/Oct/10 Lead dog
with Donk
donkster 02/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with malc, ki, trigg
bobpilgrem 30/Sep/10 TR O/S

Went suprisingly easy on T/R-perfect jams- will be back to lead.

with Bob/Nic
cleetont 25/Sep/10 TR O/S
marclloyd77 12/Sep/10 2nd
Alex Winter 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jiles 23/Jul/10 Lead dog
with Alex Winter
John Lewis 12/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Ewan
arctic_jen 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Rich
staceyjg 12/Jun/10 2nd

Ewan's first climb of the day.... what a warm up!!

graphiclunarkid 12/Jun/10 Lead dnf

VS 5b in Western Grit. Needed five attempts to do the hard move at the start, which both freaked and wore me out, leaving insufficient fuel in the tank for the sustained top section. Fail!

Hidden 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Kelly D 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Climbed it after Rich gave up. Used his gear already placed so not a clean lead, but did complete the lead. Terrifying, but exhilarating.

with dpmUK, Jen
dpmUK 12/Jun/10 2nd dog

Had to rest twice - first to retrieve nut that has been fallen on multiple times by Richard (took a lot of battering with a hex to get out) and then to free a loop of rope stuck in the crack.

with Kelly
thetradlad 05/Jun/10 TR dog

whichever technique, jamming or laybacking it was bloody hard work!

Stepanek 05/Jun/10 TR
donkster 03/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with trigg
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
silhouette 13/Sep/09 Lead dog

Rested on the gear. Better technique next time.

with benny_m
benny_m 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Russell Lovett 23/Aug/09 Lead RP

took one fall near the top lowered off pulled through ropes and lead clean second try.

with alan taylor
Mike_Hayes 01/Aug/09 -
grady ?/Jun/09 2nd
craig d 26/Apr/09 -
with Simon Kincaid
Rob Laird 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mike H
mr random 11/Apr/09 2nd dog
with Mike H
dashitboarder 05/Apr/09 2nd rpt
amstel ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Joe
hailtryfan ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Bernie
Chrisstroud162 22/Mar/09 2nd dog

Hand jams all the way, good practice.

with Rob Dyer, Jack Appleby
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 TR O/S
rob wmc 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Alan
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Duncan I 13/Jul/08 Lead dog
with Si Coles
mmalbon 15/Jun/08 TR dnf

Got about 2 thirds of the way up, then my arms gave way - have to try it fresh!

with Mick, Simon and James
dashitboarder 15/Jun/08 TR dog
with Dad
Si dH 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S
wayne87thecut 16/Feb/08 Lead dnf
with Quixos
Steve Banham 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Probably VS, rather then HVS

MeMeMe 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Nick
goi.ashmore 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with James Rees
Stig 09/Feb/08 2nd rpt
with Goi
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
donkster 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with ben
cooper leek 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with donk
cem 06/Oct/07 2nd
with David T, Rob Truckle
lundyman 08/Sep/07 Lead
PanzerHanzler 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
NickST ?/Sep/07 Lead dog
with Phil Tucker
Birdo ??/2007 -
with Dave Bird
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 08/Oct/06 2nd O/S
dan gibson 07/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Lead
adam carless 17/Sep/06 2nd
GPN ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Sam Clifford
nige 25/Aug/06 Lead
with sven rowan
SR1970 ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/05 TR O/S
Lizard ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Leon Skeldon
just one more 04/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with chris nunn
John Marsland ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

As featured in Marek's piccy

Stig 25/May/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
mark s ??/2005 Solo
Carl Smethurst 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Kieran
Hidden 18/Jul/04 2nd
Mark Stevenson 08/Mar/04 Solo O/S
Smelly Fox 16/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with Luisa Giles
Somerset swede basher ??/2004 Lead dog
with Ben Hedley
Tim W ??/2004 Lead
kp64zl ?/Mar/03 Lead dnf
with David H
Neil Curtis 20/Oct/02 2nd
with Glenn Kelly
Gus ??/2002 Lead
petekeron ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/00 2nd
FrankW 27/Feb/00 Lead dog
with Jane T
tlr ?/Oct/98 TR
with Fin and Nick
stokienomad 05/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
ArnaudG ??/1998 Lead
with Jon
chris sm ?/Jul/97 2nd O/S
with Jon Stevens
Chris Murray ?/Jul/97 2nd
with Richard Bower
richsmithinbristol 03/May/97 Lead
Jim Brooke 03/May/97 2nd dog
with Rich
Martin Bennett 08/Mar/97 -
with MT, MD
alan moore ??/1996 -
Hidden 05/Jun/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 31/May/94 Lead O/S
Roget 14/Jul/91 Solo rpt
Rob Davies ?/Apr/90 2nd
with Mick Moss
Hidden 13/Jan/90 Solo O/S
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Hidden 09/Jul/89 2nd
Roget ??/1989 2nd O/S
with jim
babymoac 11/Sep/88 Lead

& again later with Jules

with Bob Hunter
charlesmfrench 08/Nov/86 Solo O/S
with Pog
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/83 -
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