Rockfax Description
An unequal battle for many. Climb the rib, then the sustained pocketed crack with difficulty (old peg) to an eventual breather on a ledge on the left. Pull up and right, through the bulge, then swing rightwards to the lower-off. © Rockfax

FA. Rock and Ice members early 1950s FFA. Ron Fawcett Chris Gibb 1976 1952

Ticklists: Peak Rock/13/The Limestone Revolution.

Haydn Jones 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Hmm went left at the top?... Seemed like the most obvious way to go. still felt like E4 this way. Going through the bulge looks hard and contrived.

ferdia 07/Jul/17 Lead G/U

pleased to do this ground up second go. especially as i didnt think i'd be up for a fight today. tag team with burton. fierce!! description of thetop in rockfax seems odd. i did something like andi turner below. stepping right off the ledge rather than taking the bulge direct which seemed harder and contrived. cleaning the gear from the lower off way out right was pretty hard work. so if its meant to finish more directly as one person has described below that might make sense.

Bristoldave 02/Apr/17 Lead dog

Harder than it looks!

with Luke
markalmack 24/Sep/16 Lead dog

I think it's fair to say I was not on form trying this. Couldn't seem to relax with resulted in a rather large dose of flight time. Chopper!

Andy Moles 12/Jul/16 Lead G/U

Fell off inches from the top of the difficulties. Went quite easily second time with the gear in.

with Tony
Duncan Campbell 10/Jul/16 Lead β

Bit dissapointed with my performance on this. I went up and down a few times getting a cam up and left and a really low wire. The start holds were a little smeggy which added to the slightly uninspiring gear and the route reputation made me a little too cautious. Came back down for a rest and let Ben have a go. He managed to get another wire in and then blasted to the top. I led it on his kit and found it tricky but am sure I could have o/sed. If only I'd given it one more go! Didn't think it was as hard as Mortlock's or maybe even Bitterfingers.

rocksol ??/2016 -
Justin T 06/Aug/14 2nd

Seconded clean by the skin of my teeth after a sort of team up/down climbing session to get the first gear and moves sorted which went on much longer than either of us would care to admit!

with Rachel
Rachel Slater 06/Aug/14 Lead dog

I went up to the first slopey pocket a few times, trying to get in some gear but it felt really strenuous and couldn't get anything really good. After climbing up a few times then half committing, I just downclimbed and had a mini meltdown - gave up and Justin had a go. He managed to get in a few more pieces and somehow convinced me to have another go. Definitely didn't want to but went for it anyway and managed to reach the crack where I frantically stuffed in loads of poor nuts and cams but didn't feel like I had any of the sizes I wanted... Kept going higher with more dodgy gear until I was almost at the top of the crack/rest where I completely freaked after I couldn't place more gear and fingers slipping out. So pumped! One to come back for... never?!

ejected ??/2013 -
dan gibson 04/Jun/12 Lead dnf

fell off, shut down at the top

with michael porter
bigie bob 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S
nicolat ?/Sep/11 2nd
with James Mitchell
Misha 05/Jun/11 Lead dog

An unequal battle indeed! Description to follow.

with Tom
Brown 09/Apr/11 Lead β

previously seconded 04.07.09

with Henry
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 04/Jul/09 2nd
with Bob Smith
Hidden 30/Jul/08 Lead dog
andi turner 26/May/08 Lead

Move right off ledge and direct over nose until it is possible to climb the right side of the hanging rib.

with Mark Sharratt
mark s 26/May/08 Lead
with andi t
Toby Dunn ??/2007 -
with JulesV
ukb & bmc shark 09/Aug/06 Lead rpt

The Rockfax mistakenly shows this finishing right at the top to a bolt belay which actually belongs to a new route/project/open project. The original finish is to the ledge on left then right rib of groove. Going the Rockfax way is E56B.

with Steve Mac
nokishatov 01/Jun/98 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/Jun/98 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 -
Hidden 21/Jul/90 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/90 Lead O/S
ukb & bmc shark 22/Jul/89 Lead
with Stu Bolton
stp 09/Apr/83 Lead

5 falls plus 3 on the walk in!

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