Rockfax Description
A fine route with good climbing and a reachy couple of moves just before easy ground is gained. The best route on the crag - possibly. Make sure to take a decent sized rack especially if you intend to do it as a single pitch. Start under the soaring groove.
1) 4c 12m. Follow the small groove to a stance on the ledge.
2) 5a, 30m. Climb the well-defined groove-line running up the left side of the main face. © Rockfax

FA. Clive Rowland, Paul Nunn 1964

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, Ultimate HVS ticklist, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

daveclarke5 02/Sep 2nd
with Stephen
climbingrev 29/Aug AltLd O/S

Superb climb. Led P2. Long, sustained and wonderful. Groove did go on and on, but really satisfying. Worth every star.

BenjyW 29/Aug AltLd O/S

Me P1, Bob P2 with Tim seconding each and me thirding p2

ned_85 13/Aug Lead
Hidden 12/Jul 2nd rpt
Droyd 12/Jul AltLd O/S

P2. Slightly underwhelming and forgettable, particularly compared to Original Route (although it felt nicely sustained, rather than at all cruxy). Very pleasant though.

with Henry
Cat Hendrie 09/Jul Lead O/S
ian bryant 09/Jul 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul AltLd
James 1 02/Apr AltLd O/S
Andy Peak 1 12/Sep/16 Lead

Fantastic classics peak limestone Rhite up ther with original route on high tor.

the power 11/Sep/16 2nd
with Andy, rob
dr_botnik 11/Sep/16 2nd
Barrie Schofield II 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Stefan_TR 01/Sep/16 2nd O/S

P1 starts pretty naff and improves second pitch was great!!

Elizabeth Allen 24/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 24/Aug/16 AltLd
adie84 16/Aug/16 -
ned_85 16/Aug/16 2nd
with Robert Adie
williap 13/Aug/16 AltLd O/S


with Jonny
Lynn Robin 12/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 (only 4b but first lead on HVS route)

with martin hore
Hidden 06/Aug/16 AltLd
The Reaper 27/Jul/16 AltLd rpt
adam clarke 24/Jul/16 AltLd

Led p2. Technical and sustained - felt much steeper than it looked!

with Adam Lynch
lynchit 24/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
cem 23/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Led in one.

with Richard Plant
Hidden 23/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd O/S
ralphio 07/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Second pitch sustained and worth its three stars.

with Nik
Wayne S 07/May/16 AltLd rpt
with Dale
buxtoncoffeelover 07/May/16 AltLd

Ralph led P1 - nice bridging moves up lower corner. I led P2 - more sustained & exposed, & slightly run out through final bulges Excellent route

with Ralph
D Berry 07/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led the top pitch. Very sustained at 5a. Didin't really have any problems either with loose holds or polish. Really rather good.

with Wayne S
Hidden 19/Mar/16 2nd
Phill Mitch 13/Mar/16 AltLd rpt
with gaz
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
R Brown 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

with Pete Dollman, Sammi Rogers
chrisdjackson 13/Sep/15 2nd dog

sat on rope below crux as knackered doing in one pitch

with lewis
john lynch 13/Sep/15 Lead
with Bethan D
ChrisBrooke 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

As one long pitch. Spaffed my whole rack in it - take plenty of wires (and quickdraws)! Felt nervy with the occasional polish, loose stuff and general sustained nature of it. Never felt scared or like I was going to fall off as the climbing is never hard, but a low level sense of 'I hope I get out of this alive'. Great to be back on Peak limestone :)

with Duncan Bell
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 03/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Steve Sylvester
BTphonehome 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Tony
tmawer 30/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with Bram
cdpuk 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S


with Peter Neden
James Lowe 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Fran
franhammond92 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2. Lovely jugs just where you want them and enjoyably technical.

theotherpetehill 04/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
chrisallan 04/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
robgixer 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
pulseroom 23/Jul/15 2nd
cragtyke 21/Jul/15 2nd
with Ross
Deezel65 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Top end of the grade, never pumpy, enough gear but still managed to feel pretty scary

planetmarshall 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Clive Betteridge
Hidden 11/Jul/15 AltLd
CharlieMack 10/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Joe Salter
charley 25/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Great climb, one long pitch - nice & sustained all the way up...

with JackD
Hidden 25/Jun/15 AltLd
DanChad 25/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch. Awesome climbing the whole way up the groove!

with Paul Deane
jon_gill1 25/Jun/15 Lead O/S

A superb route and quite sustained and tricky for the grade but excellent climbing throughout!Glad to have a couple of grades in hand though.

with laura harris
Jackwd 25/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
kushan.vyas ?/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Milne 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Nails for the grade, harder than original route on high tor. Superb though.

with sarah.
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd O/S
Liamg20025 06/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch

PaulFidler 06/Dec/14 2nd
with Rob Hampton
cpoad 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with John S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
FlavioL1989 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
bryan61 07/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Mr Cess
Hidden 07/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/14 AltLd
Jim Slater 03/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Maia
Aline 03/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Good route but definitely got a few interesting cruxes in and the polished limestone just makes it that bit more interesting.

with Maia, Jim Slater
georgenvk 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch

with shouter
Hidden 23/Jul/14 AltLd
max_chan 29/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P2 Didn't think the polish was too bad.

vanderz 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jmills94 12/Jun/14 -

p2 only, pretty sustained hvs with good holds (and finger jams!!) arriving just where you need them. found a lot of pulling required on this as i am just too scared to trust my feet on polished limestone bridging.

with colin
Hoyes 11/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
deacondeacon 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

led pitch 2

the power 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S


with deacon
ColinD 03/Jun/14 Lead
with Frida Heilert
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Fred_Richard 28/Sep/13 AltLd
admackie 08/Aug/13 AltLd
with adrian, rob
DanielGyi 07/Aug/13 2nd dog

Just slipped off a polished foothold and took clumps of grass down with me. Almost landed on top of Verity. Should have got it clean really but not too bothered.

Fragmod 07/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
hlegge 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Linked both pitches, absolutely loved it, bit polished sadly

with Dan Gyi
pbuggy91 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch

djones66 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Excellent route - just what I was hoping to find at Ravensdale (not like Medusa...). Might be a 3star route if it weren't for the polish. Interest sustained throughout P2, but there are enough rests/semi-rests that it doesn't get particularly pumpy. Do it before it gets even shinier.

with Stve mc D
alp79 14/Jul/13 2nd
Hardonicus 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Awesome route. Sustained interest throughout, good situations too.

with Tom Woods
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
sting 13/Jul/13 AltLd
with kwaidy
kwaidy 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Did P2 great climb , quite sustained just before and after the peg .

with sting
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
JHiley 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

One big pitch, tiring.

with Zuzana
Dave Reeve 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Polished footholds and worn gear slots make this a tougher proposition than it sounds

with Tony Payne
Hidden 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
robblowen 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Wayne
James Oakes 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch, would probably be better too run both pitches into one.

Wayne S 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rob
Bill Lawrence 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with oaksi2
Mike Hegarty 04/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Stu Owen
stoo2k 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 Lead
OffshoreAndy ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sam
Lunar25 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
john lynch 18/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

P2. great feature all the way.

with Lewis Andrew
eburki1 18/Oct/12 Lead dog

lead 1st pitch fell from 2nd while on 2nd

jayrenegade 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Excelent route.

with Prav
Jake Young 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 05/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


with Jake
CRiddiford 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Jem
Hidden 18/Aug/12 AltLd
Julesthe1st 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Found it tough but a really superb climb!

with Mike
nick ferro 28/Jul/12 -
Hidden 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
garethb 28/Jul/12 AltLd
with cheque
Alex@home 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S

did in 1 pitch. very pleasant. felt pretty easy for hvs tho

with The Doctor
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/12 2nd O/S
chrism225 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with andy j, anna D
keith Lonsdale 22/May/12 2nd
andybirtwistle 22/May/12 Lead
Hardcore Pat 20/May/12 Lead O/S

All in one pitch

with Sir William of pettitsmith
cragtyke 07/Apr/12 AltLd

led P2

with john g
sopaz 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S


Anna duckett ??/2012 2nd
with Chris Middleton
neilh ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
timmyhobby 16/Nov/11 AltLd

1st pitch

with saul
tsjx 30/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Dave P led first pitch (4c?), I led second pitch (5a).

The Reaper 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch. Quite interesting.

Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
jamesgodwin64 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chiris Fox
Simon Davenport 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
caradoc 03/Jul/11 AltLd

Second pitch lead, continuously interesting climbing.

with john b
Mr. K 16/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2, excellent value for HVS, glad I took a handful of extra quickdraws!

Jonathan Hall 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Lead P1

disturbed_one51 04/Jun/11 AltLd

lead 2nd pitch

with Wee man
Hidden 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
roofus 24/May/11 Lead O/S
Tim Brookes 15/May/11 Lead
madasten 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

Miq 1st pitch, me second pitch. Nice!

with Miquel
ColinD 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Enjoyable, a secretive route indeed.

bigdrew 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

In one pitch.

with Mark R
mark20 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S

V nice, very sustained but never very hard. In one pitch.

with Mike
Hidden ??/2011 -
NB Pixel 26/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Limestone is evil. Found this route ok but awkward on 1st pitch.

with Richard Haszko
Dizz 26/Sep/10 Lead

Good value at HVS 5A!

with Simon P
masa-alpin 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Straightforward line, but not straightforward moves! I did not want to finger-jam at the crux as two fingers were bleeding from the previous route, so had to think. Good and technical route with sustained interests.

with Graham R
smudge 08/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Did it as one pitch, excellent climb.

with John St Leger
rob1 05/Sep/10 AltLd
with Alex Wellings
joese7en 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Graeme Hammond 23/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

led the first pitch this time, but didn't feel too with it on either pitch

with Jim
JRae 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, superb!

with Alan
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Birdo 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jenny Brown
Hidden 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 16/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

ACE led the second pitch. The first pitch is good too making for an excellent climb!!!

RichT 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Lead in one pitch, felt quite sustained. I thought 3 stars, particularly with the beautiful, peaceful location and bird aeronautical displays.

with Tony, Peter
peter myers ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Mat Dalby
Jeno ?/Jun/10 -
with Dave Bird, Matt Bird
Hidden 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 AltLd O/S
tom.e 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Pete
decs 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

One long pitch.

with Tim, Bart
HimTiggins 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with decs, Bart
tebs 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Really enjoyable route. No real cruxes but never easy on the second section.

with Tim, Dunc
rich_hw ??/2010 AltLd O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Mike_Hayes 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch (4c), Ken led 2nd pitch (5a)

with Ken T
tri-nitro-tuolumne 18/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Rob Truckle
Ketu 18/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Second pitch

with Nigel
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Kirill 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

did it in one pitch

cem 22/Aug/09 2nd rpt
jonka ?/Aug/09 2nd
with mark
Hidden 08/Jul/09 AltLd RP
Hidden 01/Jul/09 AltLd
Lou Kennedy 30/Jun/09 AltLd
duzinga 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

lead p1.

with Pete
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
Adam1973 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Big Ian
DannyK 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Christos
Tony Holdsworth 14/Apr/09 AltLd rpt

me 4c Dave 5a

with Dave Law
MD 12/Apr/09 AltLd
with Misha
Misha 12/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mark sadler ??/2009 AltLd
Sankey 27/Sep/08 AltLd

L P1

with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

P1 (4c) - 2nd; P2 (5a) - lead

with Stephen
fellgazelle 21/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave Fooks
Hidden 02/Jul/08 Lead O/S
gazfellows ?/Jun/08 2nd
with shaun d
Daxman ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Lovely crag amazing scenery. lead the 1st pitch then watched the kestrals flying around below me while belaying Rick on 2nd pitch. All in all an amazing climb!

with Rick Clapham
Ben1983 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
morganator 09/May/08 Lead O/S
with Peter Folkman
Sam W 05/May/08 AltLd
with Carl Reilly
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
jimbobimbo ?/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mel
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Different Steve 15/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Nick Willis & John Buchan
Luke Brooks 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Different Steve 02/Jun/07 AltLd rpt

Led P1

with Simon Curtis
Hidden 17/May/07 2nd
Nicos 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2007 AltLd O/S

Seconded 1st pitch (4c) after narrowly avoiding being hit by a large chunk of rock that Simon pulled off. Led the 2nd pitch (5a).

with SJD
Martin Haworth ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Richard
cem 06/Aug/06 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Sally Dipple
Hidden 06/May/06 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 31/Jul/05 AltLd

Simon led first pitch, I did second (5a)

Stig 10/May/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Ram MkiV ??/2005 Lead O/S

first route at ravensdale. good but enjoyed purple haze more i think. saw a kingfisher on the walk up to the crag.

with Tony Holdsworth
cem 22/Aug/04 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/04 AltLd dog
Hidden 17/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S

Led P2

Phill Mitch ??/2003 Lead O/S
with john d
kato'sdad 27/Jun/01 AltLd
RobSimmo 27/Jun/01 AltLd
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/99 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 04/Sep/98 2nd O/S
with Iestyn
Stoney Boy 11/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Duncan Cundy
Budge 14/Jul/98 AltLd O/S
with Mike Oates
Chris Murray 24/Apr/97 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch. 1st pitch led previously in 1996

with Richard Bower
Chris Ellis 20/Apr/97 2nd
with Louise Pellett
Trobbo 18/Apr/97 AltLd
with john blower
Andy Say 28/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Roget 30/Mar/96 Lead O/S
colin milton 19/Jul/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden 16/Jul/94 2nd O/S
roncaves 10/Apr/93 Lead
with Steve Leather
leathers 10/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Ron Caves
Guy ??/1993 -
Rog Wilko ?/Aug/91 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Rob Davies 25/May/91 Lead
with Angus McLean
RichardMc 05/Aug/90 Lead O/S
with Tony Williams
John Marsland 05/Aug/89 2nd
with Allen Newby
dodders 14/Jun/88 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
simon parish ??/1987 AltLd

led 1st pitch - 4c

Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jul/85 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
charlesmfrench 12/Sep/82 AltLd O/S


Ian Jones ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis
tapley 29/Jul/81 Lead
with Dave Kent
Nic Robinson 25/Jun/81 Solo
Hidden ?/May/81 Lead
Chris Terrey 12/Mar/81 AltLd
with Richard Langthorpe, Gerry Dunford
Hidden 07/Mar/81 Lead
Rob Davies 12/Jul/80 Lead

Started raining on P2, so had to get a move on

with Mike Papworth
Hidden 05/Apr/80 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Nigel Bond 21/Jul/79 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
duncan ?/Jun/79 Lead O/S
jon 29/Oct/78 Lead
with van dave, Elaine
Mark Kemball 13/Feb/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Rob Davies 21/Nov/76 Lead dnf

P1 only

with Steve Troop (CUMC)
Dave Musgrove 18/May/74 AltLd
mikej 04/Sep/71 Lead
with E
Hidden 03/May/70 AltLd
uphillnow ??/1970 -
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