60m.

Rockfax Description
60m. The longest roof climb in the Peak and a fun introduction to aid climbing as it is fully bolted. From the back right corner of the cave, climb into a niche then follow the fixed gear across the undulating roof, even downhill in places until Thormen's is joined. Lower off at the lip. Great wet weather sport. Be aware that if you let your belay ropes dangle to the floor of the cave, people will walk all over them. © Rockfax

FA. Bob Dearman, K Bridges, Bob Toogood 1972. The first ascent was spread over three days though with all the gear in place the route can be done in a couple of hours. FFA. Dream on!

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Aid climbing, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Going Up Rocks

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craig h 30 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The rope drag can get bad if done in 1 pitch, problems lowering back to ground level. Can be done in 2 pitches, if this is the case well worth taking a seat board for the belay. Has it had new bolts in it? last did it about 14 yeats ago when some of the insitu kit was poor/missing.
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βeta: The rope drag can get bad if done in 1 pitch, problems lowering back to ground level. Can be done in 2 pitches, if this is the case well worth taking a seat board for the belay. Has it had new bolts in it? last did it about 14 yeats ago when some of the insitu kit was poor/missing.
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Theeni 25 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S Did it in 3 pitches to add complexity, which it certainly did! The belay seat was a god send for the fully hanging belays!
Did it in 3 pitches to add complexity, which it certainly did! The belay seat was a god send for the fully hanging belays!
jrccrosby 25 Nov, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Theeni
with Theeni
Alkis 8 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S First ever aid route! Had never even seen etriers close up before! Back cleaning on the downclimb sequence was very difficult, the rest was alright. Full body screwed afterwards.
First ever aid route! Had never even seen etriers close up before! Back cleaning on the downclimb sequence was very difficult, the rest was alright. Full body screwed afterwards.
OliverRoss 8 Sep, 2018 2nd
with Alkis
with Alkis
Stefan_TR 21 Jan, 2018 - What a pain in the fucking arse.
What a pain in the fucking arse.
Barrie Schofield II 21 Jan, 2018 AltLd O/S First foray into aid climbing, no gear, no idea, finished in 4h 30m. Thrutchy!
First foray into aid climbing, no gear, no idea, finished in 4h 30m. Thrutchy!
ned_85 10 Sep, 2017 -
with Rockley
with Rockley
Rockley 10 Sep, 2017 -
with ned_85
with ned_85
routrax 10 Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf Gonna go back for this one, aiding is harder than I thought!
Gonna go back for this one, aiding is harder than I thought!
danjouan 10 Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf Returned having bought more kit to confuse ourselves with and watched a few more YouTube videos we were basically aid climbing gods..... until we got in a new and amusing pickle in the same place as the previous day. Made up our own line up another row of bolts and finished at the lower off. Hugely entertaining silliness.
with Steve
Returned having bought more kit to confuse ourselves with and watched a few more YouTube videos we were basically aid climbing gods..... until we got in a new and amusing pickle in the same place as the previous day. Made up our own line up another row of bolts and finished at the lower off. Hugely entertaining silliness.
with Steve
routrax 9 Sep, 2017 Lead dnf
danjouan 9 Sep, 2017 AltLd dnf Tried teaching ourselves to aid climb.... turns out it's hard work. Got to the vicinity of the first belay, got in a very confusing knot then ran away bravely to buy expensive kit we didn't know how to use and watch YouTube videos on aid climbing.
with Steve
Tried teaching ourselves to aid climb.... turns out it's hard work. Got to the vicinity of the first belay, got in a very confusing knot then ran away bravely to buy expensive kit we didn't know how to use and watch YouTube videos on aid climbing.
with Steve
Hidden 27 May, 2017 Lead rpt
poeter210 27 May, 2017 2nd rpt
with druss
with druss
poeter210 27 May, 2017 Lead rpt About 3 hours, short fixed after the niche
with druss
About 3 hours, short fixed after the niche
with druss
Hidden 27 May, 2017 2nd rpt
poeter210 1 Apr, 2017 AltLd
with druss
with druss
Hidden 1 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
JendeHoxar 25 Feb, 2017 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 25 Feb, 2017 Lead 4h from starting to both on the ground. It's definitely not 60m Wrongfax. I should have belayed from the ground and spared all the pain in my lower half.
4h from starting to both on the ground. It's definitely not 60m Wrongfax. I should have belayed from the ground and spared all the pain in my lower half.
bclifton 30 Oct, 2016 Lead
Andrew Barker 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Glad to have chunky aiders and a belay seat!
with Chris M
Glad to have chunky aiders and a belay seat!
with Chris M
Hidden 3 Sep, 2016 AltLd
EeFu 9 Jul, 2016 AltLd
LovelyMrTom 9 Jul, 2016 AltLd β Completed the route this time! Only took 8h45, finishing at 10pm so it was a liquid dinner in the pub straight after! Split into 3 pitches and lowered off to belay from the ground after each which probably didn't help out time! Some very long reaches and generally just hard work!
with EeFu
Completed the route this time! Only took 8h45, finishing at 10pm so it was a liquid dinner in the pub straight after! Split into 3 pitches and lowered off to belay from the ground after each which probably didn't help out time! Some very long reaches and generally just hard work!
with EeFu
EeFu 18 Jun, 2016 Lead P1 only
P1 only
LovelyMrTom 18 Jun, 2016 2nd dnf First shot at aid climbing. Might have been easier if the etriers were packed! EeFu lead to the first lower off and fixed ropes for some jumaring practice.
with EeFu
First shot at aid climbing. Might have been easier if the etriers were packed! EeFu lead to the first lower off and fixed ropes for some jumaring practice.
with EeFu
Jake Young 30 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S first ever aid experience, good laugh and pretty rediculous. the cave is very cool. the bolts are quite spaced probably ought to work on my aiding technique either way the day will be remebered. top tip one foot in one etrier and one foot in the other allows a good steady triangular stance if you need to have a wee.
first ever aid experience, good laugh and pretty rediculous. the cave is very cool. the bolts are quite spaced probably ought to work on my aiding technique either way the day will be remebered. top tip one foot in one etrier and one foot in the other allows a good steady triangular stance if you need to have a wee.
Hidden 30 Jan, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 9 Jan, 2016 AltLd
jimmysdead 9 Jan, 2016 Lead β What an epic. Next time I'll be using fifi hooks!
with Blake
What an epic. Next time I'll be using fifi hooks!
with Blake
Ian Clare ?Oct, 2015 Lead
Binder 8 Nov, 2014 AltLd dnf Entertaining introduction to aid! Pretty slow and wet.
with Tubs
Entertaining introduction to aid! Pretty slow and wet.
with Tubs
Hidden 4 Oct, 2014 AltLd dnf
John Higgs 6 Sep, 2014 Lead dnf Got to the first lower off and ran out of time. We'll be back.
with Jon Stear, fred99
Got to the first lower off and ran out of time. We'll be back.
with Jon Stear, fred99
Scott Anderson 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S First aid climb. Being a roof found it very strenuous, and at points whilst doing the leading and cleaning it felt hard. On lead there are few big steps and pulls, and a fairly technical rope crux. I really ache now!
with Dave
First aid climb. Being a roof found it very strenuous, and at points whilst doing the leading and cleaning it felt hard. On lead there are few big steps and pulls, and a fairly technical rope crux. I really ache now!
with Dave
jon_gill1 6 Dec, 2013 AltLd β Finally we completed the challenge of doing the route in the dark after work. 6.5 hours finishing at 4am to celebrate with a bottle of very cold ale on the floor of the cave!now its done I won't be rushing back!
Finally we completed the challenge of doing the route in the dark after work. 6.5 hours finishing at 4am to celebrate with a bottle of very cold ale on the floor of the cave!now its done I won't be rushing back!
jon_gill1 20 Nov, 2013 AltLd dnf managed to get to the second belay at 1.30am but decided we needed some kip before work so went home....to be completed.
with chris Lyness
managed to get to the second belay at 1.30am but decided we needed some kip before work so went home....to be completed.
with chris Lyness
Moritz L 2 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S First aid route for both of us with some home made etriers. Really enjoyed it, Dave not so much. Just over 4 hrs.
First aid route for both of us with some home made etriers. Really enjoyed it, Dave not so much. Just over 4 hrs.
David Kay 2 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S Yes, didn't enjoy it quite as much at the time due to difficulties with releasing tension from one sling to the other when traversing, but in retrospect it was good fun and a fine adventure for a rainy day. Won't be repeating the route any time soon though...
Yes, didn't enjoy it quite as much at the time due to difficulties with releasing tension from one sling to the other when traversing, but in retrospect it was good fun and a fine adventure for a rainy day. Won't be repeating the route any time soon though...
jon_gill1 30 Oct, 2013 Lead dnf we went up after work to try it out and all led to the first chains.looking forward to doing the whole route!
with ross garfoot, chris Lyness
we went up after work to try it out and all led to the first chains.looking forward to doing the whole route!
with ross garfoot, chris Lyness
esther ?Aug, 2012 Lead
Jim Slater 1 Jan, 2012 AltLd
with Trevor Wilson
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 7 Nov, 2011 -
NeilGriffiths 28 Oct, 2011 Lead Good company. Good mucky messing, Two pitches and lots of spectators; and a dog.
with Dom, Adam
Good company. Good mucky messing, Two pitches and lots of spectators; and a dog.
with Dom, Adam
Hidden 28 Oct, 2011 2nd O/S
Bry 17 Sep, 2011 2nd dog
with Jen
with Jen
tskelhon 5 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S Good banter. Gear is sound as you like, none of the bolts blew! Best served with a Bombay Bad Boy Pot noodle!
Good banter. Gear is sound as you like, none of the bolts blew! Best served with a Bombay Bad Boy Pot noodle!
Hidden 12 Jun, 2011 -
Jonathan Hall 11 Jun, 2011 Lead First aid climb, found it pretty physical although it got easier as I got going. The other pair finished at 11pm!
with JRigby
First aid climb, found it pretty physical although it got easier as I got going. The other pair finished at 11pm!
with JRigby
disturbed_one51 11 Jun, 2011 AltLd This Aid climbing malarky is knackering. It took us hours and we finally finished in the dark at 11pm. Interesting experience to say the least.
with Tamati
This Aid climbing malarky is knackering. It took us hours and we finally finished in the dark at 11pm. Interesting experience to say the least.
with Tamati
JRigby ?Jun, 2011 AltLd
andrusht84 7 May, 2011 -
with gary binns
with gary binns
Hidden 23 Oct, 2010 Lead dnf
Bradbury 20 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S Dark, cold, dangling. Am I glad I did it. Seconded last two pitches after Jools had given up and Paul had done the first. Probably up there from about 3pm until 10:30pm. Graeme was up there from about 12:30pm!
Dark, cold, dangling. Am I glad I did it. Seconded last two pitches after Jools had given up and Paul had done the first. Probably up there from about 3pm until 10:30pm. Graeme was up there from about 12:30pm!
Graeme Hammond 20 Mar, 2010 Lead ACE :D Though bit of a epic to say the least, getting lost mid roof and then reverse aiding back to do the exact correct line in the centre of the roof and then finishing way after dark, but a good experience on a wet day!
ACE :D Though bit of a epic to say the least, getting lost mid roof and then reverse aiding back to do the exact correct line in the centre of the roof and then finishing way after dark, but a good experience on a wet day!
Hidden 16 Jan, 2010 2nd dnf
RM199 ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
howlingbaboon 28 Nov, 2009 Solo RP
Harry Thorpe 23 Jul, 2009 2nd dnf Spent 10 hours on this route, what an epic!
with Phil, Em
Spent 10 hours on this route, what an epic!
with Phil, Em
bridget143 16 May, 2009 Lead dnf Got to the first ab point and bailed - my abs were pumped! Great fun on a wet day, hilarious random guys turned up, skinned up and played tuns in. Boney M, The Specials and The Doors....
with Mike Pike
Got to the first ab point and bailed - my abs were pumped! Great fun on a wet day, hilarious random guys turned up, skinned up and played tuns in. Boney M, The Specials and The Doors....
with Mike Pike
Hidden 8 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
Daniel Wicks 25 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
Somerset swede basher 25 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Dan Wicks
with Dan Wicks
riddle 15 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Awesome route, first climbing aid route!
Awesome route, first climbing aid route!
Hidden 17 Dec, 2007 AltLd O/S
general 12 Aug, 2007 -
with Rampant
with Rampant
runestone 2 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S Only fist pitch
with Mike B
Only fist pitch
with Mike B
feilx ??, 2005 -
with Ian Lovatt
with Ian Lovatt
frost ?Oct, 1997 Solo with a back rope
with a back rope
Stoney Boy ?Jan, 1997 AltLd
with Bob Marks
with Bob Marks
Hidden 6 Nov, 1996 AltLd
phardman 23 Mar, 1996 AltLd Very old bolts!
with Mark Incles
Very old bolts!
with Mark Incles
nai ??, 1992 Lead
andrew300169 ??, 1992 Lead O/S
with nai
with nai
Ian McNeill ??, 1991 -
FATBOYFAT ??, 1991 2nd O/S Done overnight in winter after leaving Nottingham at closing time. Climbing was mostly on bootlaces and rust. I have never felt so utterly knackered ...
with Ivan Holroyd
Done overnight in winter after leaving Nottingham at closing time. Climbing was mostly on bootlaces and rust. I have never felt so utterly knackered ...
with Ivan Holroyd
steveb2006 17 Feb, 1990 AltLd Quite a pullava - very out of pracatice. with aid climbing. By darkness only I have reached the lip an d abb off. Leave ropes and back next day for prussicing and complete the route
with Simon Mee
Quite a pullava - very out of pracatice. with aid climbing. By darkness only I have reached the lip an d abb off. Leave ropes and back next day for prussicing and complete the route
with Simon Mee
rogerskews ??, 1987 - Exhausting
with Steve Walker
Exhausting
with Steve Walker
mark-abz 26 Dec, 1986 2nd
with Andy W
with Andy W
UKB Shark ?Mar, 1985 2nd
with Phill Dickens
with Phill Dickens
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1985 Lead Not A1 in 1985! At least A3 because of the poor condition of the gear.
Not A1 in 1985! At least A3 because of the poor condition of the gear.
Mark Kemball 26 Nov, 1983 Lead
with Martin Askey
with Martin Askey
charlesmfrench 3 Sep, 1983 AltLd O/S L,2.
L,2.
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