50m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
1) 5a, 28m. A fine and popular climb up the big groove with its solitary tree. Take care with some loose blocks on this pitch. At the top of the groove traverse left over grass to belay on L.S.D.
2) 4b, 10m. Trend right up the tottery wall to enter a more solid groove and finish up this. © Rockfax

FA. Doug Scott, Steve Read 1964

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Peak Rock/10/White Life

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βeta: Encountered significant loose rock near the top (Moved left when it seemed logical which led into the loose section - the move left may have been too early)
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
JHiley 21 Sep AltLd O/S Led P1. Had to excavate quite a lot of soil out of the holds coming over the bulge. Lots of loose rock after the tree. Not a great route.
with sdixon
Led P1. Had to excavate quite a lot of soil out of the holds coming over the bulge. Lots of loose rock after the tree. Not a great route.
with sdixon
sdixon 21 Sep AltLd
with JHiley
with JHiley
Radical-G 22 Jul Lead O/S
KSP 16 Jul Lead O/S
Frank the Husky 15 Jul -
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
robblowen 22 Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Apr -
madasten 2 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with Andy Waterhouse, Kye Gregory
with Andy Waterhouse, Kye Gregory
Kye Gregory 1 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
GeorgiePorgie1 22 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Al gave up on the crux below the bulge so I jumped on his gear and led the rest of it. Good climbing, but a bit crumbly past the tree. Jake 2nded and the it was too late for Al to come up.
Al gave up on the crux below the bulge so I jumped on his gear and led the rest of it. Good climbing, but a bit crumbly past the tree. Jake 2nded and the it was too late for Al to come up.
smoreda 15 Aug, 2018 Lead Am I chuffed?!!
Am I chuffed?!!
kieraneason 5 Aug, 2018 2nd Not very good
Not very good
Matt2046 5 Aug, 2018 Lead dog Found the lower bulge hard. Didn’t bother with last pitch. Can’t see why it’s 2 star
Found the lower bulge hard. Didn’t bother with last pitch. Can’t see why it’s 2 star
Hidden 3 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
sian88 3 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Jack Lawrence
with Jack Lawrence
Luke90 31 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
buxtoncoffeelover 24 Jul, 2018 2nd Tricky getting over the top of the bulge low down, but otherwise straightforward. Abbed from the stance
Tricky getting over the top of the bulge low down, but otherwise straightforward. Abbed from the stance
fatboyslimfast 24 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
MD 22 Jul, 2018 2nd Good start to this route but gets loose and chossy.
with Mark H, eduardo
Good start to this route but gets loose and chossy.
with Mark H, eduardo
profonrock 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
JayAyBee 15 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead 2nd pitch. Enjoyable.
Lead 2nd pitch. Enjoyable.
NinaR 12 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S First pitch only
First pitch only
JasonK 12 Jul, 2018 Lead Loose and chossy for half the pitch. No idea why this gets 2 stars
with Krys, Antonio Ferra
Loose and chossy for half the pitch. No idea why this gets 2 stars
with Krys, Antonio Ferra
Hidden 2 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Luke90 2 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Not a style of route that suits me but nice climbing. A little loose in the upper reaches but only after the difficulty eases off (still plenty of protection available).
Not a style of route that suits me but nice climbing. A little loose in the upper reaches but only after the difficulty eases off (still plenty of protection available).
john lynch 1 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Bethan May Davies 1 Jul, 2018 2nd
Andrew Sloan 25 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Led first pitch. A shame about the scrappy top section.
with Pip
Led first pitch. A shame about the scrappy top section.
with Pip
eb202 24 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Felt a little adventurous. The bottom half offers good climbing but the rest of the route is disappointing, basically a stack of semi-solid rock with fairly uninteresting climbing. Large wobbly block around mid height still intact. Pulled off a fair bit of vegetation. Found a new looking piece of cord and maillon at the lower off.
Felt a little adventurous. The bottom half offers good climbing but the rest of the route is disappointing, basically a stack of semi-solid rock with fairly uninteresting climbing. Large wobbly block around mid height still intact. Pulled off a fair bit of vegetation. Found a new looking piece of cord and maillon at the lower off.
Tom Redwood 24 Jun, 2018 2nd Good lead from Eugenie, fully committed over the bulge crux and then its harder than it looks above, lots of awkward little moves and positions often with gear not quite as good as you'd like. Route spoilt by the jenga pile 5 metres to the anchor, get your belayer out of the way.
Good lead from Eugenie, fully committed over the bulge crux and then its harder than it looks above, lots of awkward little moves and positions often with gear not quite as good as you'd like. Route spoilt by the jenga pile 5 metres to the anchor, get your belayer out of the way.
Mike505 24 Jun, 2018 2nd O/S Lovely to start, but the top third could be likened to climbing on a half finished game of Jenga.
Lovely to start, but the top third could be likened to climbing on a half finished game of Jenga.
martinbettridge06 20 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
mike.moss 10 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 10 Jun, 2018 Lead
Hidden ??, 2018 -
Kye Gregory ??, 2018 2nd O/S
James rogers86 8 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Nice easy climbing with bomber gear till you get past the wobble block then it turns into a chossy nightmare!
Nice easy climbing with bomber gear till you get past the wobble block then it turns into a chossy nightmare!
Hidden 8 Sep, 2017 2nd
MarkNicholasConnor 8 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with lance
with lance
eel ?Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
Dave Almond 6 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Nicole Almond 6 Jun, 2016 2nd
kasha_gregson 23 Apr, 2016 2nd
BTphonehome 23 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Budge 11 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
with Ade
with Ade
David Kay 4 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S P1 only
with Richard Waltham
P1 only
with Richard Waltham
Paul Hy 4 Aug, 2015 2nd brill
brill
jon_gill1 1 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S After work In yesterdays temperature it made for quite an interesting ascent as the weather created wet cracks from condensation, as if the rock was sweating, very strange. followed by a dip in the river!
with chris Lyness
After work In yesterdays temperature it made for quite an interesting ascent as the weather created wet cracks from condensation, as if the rock was sweating, very strange. followed by a dip in the river!
with chris Lyness
matt pigden 6 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S I found this pretty straight forward for HVS. Really good climbing. Well protected. There is a wobbly block high up which will no doubt fall out at some point but would appear to have been there for many years but best to be careful with. Otherwise fairly solid rock and some great moves. Really enjoyable route.
I found this pretty straight forward for HVS. Really good climbing. Well protected. There is a wobbly block high up which will no doubt fall out at some point but would appear to have been there for many years but best to be careful with. Otherwise fairly solid rock and some great moves. Really enjoyable route.
Jaysquared69 26 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with Olly P
with Olly P
Hidden 26 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
thomasadixon 27 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
BeccaSnowden 27 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Excellent climb. Only did pitch 1 and then abbed off.
Excellent climb. Only did pitch 1 and then abbed off.
dan_blair87 24 Jul, 2014 Lead dog
djones66 23 Jul, 2014 2nd First time I've been on this in 22 years. Didn't seem any easier. A very kind soul has placed a solid-looking bolt next to the two pegs at the belay directly above the Lime Street Direct groove, so we ab'd out rather than tackle the loose top bit. I suspect most people will do the same.
with Matt S
First time I've been on this in 22 years. Didn't seem any easier. A very kind soul has placed a solid-looking bolt next to the two pegs at the belay directly above the Lime Street Direct groove, so we ab'd out rather than tackle the loose top bit. I suspect most people will do the same.
with Matt S
admackie 5 Jul, 2014 AltLd
with marconi
with marconi
the power 3 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Nails
Nails
Andy Peak 1 3 Jul, 2014 2nd One hardish move at the overlap
with phill ukc
One hardish move at the overlap
with phill ukc
Jonathan Hall 22 Jun, 2014 2nd
with RM199
with RM199
Hoyes 22 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
RM199 22 Jun, 2014 Lead dog
Robb Bert 17 May, 2014 -
robgixer ??, 2014 Lead O/S
Wayne S 22 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
eduardo 21 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ross, Mark H
with Ross, Mark H
K Wall 14 Jul, 2013 Lead Fantastic up to the tree, then the very loose -unpleasant- rock starts.
with Marie, Martin
Fantastic up to the tree, then the very loose -unpleasant- rock starts.
with Marie, Martin
davewsargent 10 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Confident lead after a weak couple of weeks back on the tracks
with andy neath
Confident lead after a weak couple of weeks back on the tracks
with andy neath
ig248 15 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 15 Jun, 2013 2nd rpt upper half got even chossier than before
with ig248
upper half got even chossier than before
with ig248
geoff.comley 20 May, 2013 Lead O/S Damp but good climbing until the loose stuff is reached.
Damp but good climbing until the loose stuff is reached.
Hidden 20 May, 2013 2nd
Dave Pen ??, 2013 AltLd great jamming, tough bulge just below the tree.
great jamming, tough bulge just below the tree.
ejected ??, 2013 -
Double Knee Bar 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Large loose block (18"x12") on left side of groove a few metres after the tree. Nice climb. Strenuous to get around the bulge. Loose holds up to ledge are unnerving.
Large loose block (18"x12") on left side of groove a few metres after the tree. Nice climb. Strenuous to get around the bulge. Loose holds up to ledge are unnerving.
Jim Slater 27 May, 2012 Lead rpt
Pete Wimbush 27 May, 2012 2nd
with Jim Slater
with Jim Slater
Dave Bond 2 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with SiW
with SiW
Hidden 1 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Aug, 2011 2nd
cem 6 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt Led main pitch
with Kirill
Led main pitch
with Kirill
Kirill 6 Aug, 2011 AltLd rpt Led 2nd pitch of Lime Street
with cem
Led 2nd pitch of Lime Street
with cem
masa-alpin 21 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S The second half is rather loose.
with Lee P
The second half is rather loose.
with Lee P
Hidden 8 Jun, 2011 2nd rpt
Byronius Maximus 2 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Nice climbing in the bottom half, a lot of the top half seems quite loose though maybe it's not as bad as I thought
Nice climbing in the bottom half, a lot of the top half seems quite loose though maybe it's not as bad as I thought
bigdan050 13 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S good route
good route
wishicud climbHVS 4 Apr, 2011 2nd hard section through bulge. Slippy. great route
hard section through bulge. Slippy. great route
markpollak 29 Mar, 2011 Lead rpt abit loose near the top ...
with suzanne mcfadzean
abit loose near the top ...
with suzanne mcfadzean
Hidden 16 Sep, 2010 Lead
gordonday 22 Jul, 2010 2nd rpt
with Jack
with Jack
Hidden 22 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
twright180 ?Jul, 2010 AltLd O/S
migs493 27 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Lead in one pitch. Felt hard!
with Josh
Lead in one pitch. Felt hard!
with Josh
Jim Slater 5 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 5 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Led as one big pitch as the peg belay on line street looked poor and was occupied (although latter abseiled off it!) great 3 star moves lover down passing the bulge but some loose rock higher up then vegetation (mainly the 2nd pitch) made for more careful slower climbing and tainted the experience. I couldn't remember which was the 2nd pitch and which was the end pitch of lime street went when I got to the top of the first pitch and neither could the guy on lime street but ended up picking the easier and correct line of the two, to a more solid belay.
Led as one big pitch as the peg belay on line street looked poor and was occupied (although latter abseiled off it!) great 3 star moves lover down passing the bulge but some loose rock higher up then vegetation (mainly the 2nd pitch) made for more careful slower climbing and tainted the experience. I couldn't remember which was the 2nd pitch and which was the end pitch of lime street went when I got to the top of the first pitch and neither could the guy on lime street but ended up picking the easier and correct line of the two, to a more solid belay.
gordonday 15 Apr, 2010 Lead
Matt Fry 11 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S Pretty chilly!
with Ethan
Pretty chilly!
with Ethan
alasdair19 ??, 2010 -
holters ??, 2010 -
dangerousoldfool 24 Sep, 2009 2nd
with Budge
with Budge
Budge 24 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt
katyc 11 Sep, 2009 2nd
Hidden 9 Sep, 2009 2nd rpt
Pilch 15 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Climbed in one long pitch
with Ed
Climbed in one long pitch
with Ed
Adam1973 11 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with sonar
with sonar
Kirill 1 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S as one pitch
with cem
as one pitch
with cem
cem 1 Jul, 2009 2nd rpt
with Kirill
with Kirill
Hidden 28 Jun, 2009 Lead
Hidden 28 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 13 Jun, 2009 2nd
philhilo 13 Jun, 2009 Lead
Hidden 1 Jun, 2009 Lead RP
Andy Peak 1 3 May, 2009 Lead Good at HVS
Good at HVS
bigdrew 24 Apr, 2009 2nd
with Sam1991
with Sam1991
Sam1991 24 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S loved it, really really good route. Tricky pull over the bulge below the tree, (look for that cheeky foothold ;), and loose blocks galore above the tree. Still nice though, second pitch is very easy at 4b, more like 4a, and is a nice simple end to the route. Worth the stars. Tough at the grade, but never E1, possible 5b in places?
with Andy J
loved it, really really good route. Tricky pull over the bulge below the tree, (look for that cheeky foothold ;), and loose blocks galore above the tree. Still nice though, second pitch is very easy at 4b, more like 4a, and is a nice simple end to the route. Worth the stars. Tough at the grade, but never E1, possible 5b in places?
with Andy J
joese7en ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Oct, 2008 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 11 Oct, 2008 Lead rpt
with Rushy
with Rushy
Alfredo ?Aug, 2008 Lead
b.hayley ?Jul, 2008 2nd
hamish2016 26 Jan, 2008 Lead O/S I climbed this with a stinking hangover and had to hang off the tree whilst i hauled up a set of nuts i'd dropped in my drunkeness.
with matt savage
I climbed this with a stinking hangover and had to hang off the tree whilst i hauled up a set of nuts i'd dropped in my drunkeness.
with matt savage
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
AntiGrav ??, 2008 Lead
dangerousoldfool 13 Sep, 2007 2nd
with Budge
with Budge
Budge 13 Sep, 2007 Lead dog
with CarlMonster, Mike Oates, dangerousoldfool
with CarlMonster, Mike Oates, dangerousoldfool
Hidden 3 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
PennyL 2 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S 5a, 4b. Duncan led first, me second.
with Dnmn
5a, 4b. Duncan led first, me second.
with Dnmn
Hidden 5 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden 8 Jun, 2007 2nd rpt
Neil McA 24 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Morgan
with Jonathan Morgan
Hidden 19 Aug, 2006 AltLd
DrGav 29 Jul, 2006 Lead dog Found it quite tough, and the loose blocks didn't really help. Great bridging though
Found it quite tough, and the loose blocks didn't really help. Great bridging though
Hidden 28 Jul, 2006 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2006 AltLd rpt
Hidden 6 Jul, 2006 TR
nige pacer 29 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 18 Jun, 2006 -
with SW
with SW
Bry ??, 2006 Lead
steveb2006 22 Jun, 2005 2nd
cem 12 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
steveb2006 14 Apr, 2004 2nd
with Paul Ramsden
with Paul Ramsden
Hidden 3 Sep, 2003 2nd O/S
Sankey ?Aug, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Reuben
with Reuben
DubyaJamesDubya 20 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S A route made more memorable and impressive because of the presence of some loose rock! Exhilarating and exhausting climbing. Seconded by Jo (a one off partner)
A route made more memorable and impressive because of the presence of some loose rock! Exhilarating and exhausting climbing. Seconded by Jo (a one off partner)
nickdonohue ?May, 2002 Lead
with Kerry Sandbach, Kath Donohue
with Kerry Sandbach, Kath Donohue
nickdonohue ?May, 2002 Lead good but with some loose rock
with Kath Donohue
good but with some loose rock
with Kath Donohue
Dave Mason ??, 2002 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
with Trev Tatler
Hidden 26 Jul, 2001 2nd
Woody63 26 Jul, 2001 Lead
philb ?Aug, 2000 Lead
Andy Edgar ??, 2000 -
Roget 20 Aug, 1998 Lead rpt
with baccy
with baccy
Nettle 20 May, 1996 Lead O/S Nice to be out with Neil on some classic limestone.
with Neil Haycock
Nice to be out with Neil on some classic limestone.
with Neil Haycock
Trobbo 2 Aug, 1995 2nd
with john blower
with john blower
colin milton 20 Jul, 1995 AltLd
with eric milton
with eric milton
Tim Bateman 16 Jul, 1995 AltLd
Mick King 18 Jun, 1995 AltLd Led P1
with Tony Morgan PMC
Led P1
with Tony Morgan PMC
nai ??, 1995 Lead
Hidden 18 Jun, 1994 Lead
roncaves 24 Jul, 1993 Lead
goshawk 4 Jul, 1993 2nd
with JI
with JI
nickcanute ??, 1993 Lead
Woody63 5 Aug, 1992 2nd
Hidden 5 Aug, 1992 Lead
Budge ?May, 1992 Lead
with Brian Ottewell
with Brian Ottewell
djones66 ??, 1992 Lead Found the move through the first bulge hard.
with Mick Fleetwood
Found the move through the first bulge hard.
with Mick Fleetwood
marcoleptic ??, 1992 Lead O/S
with Moley
with Moley
Hidden 1 Sep, 1991 AltLd
g1m147 24 Aug, 1991 Lead O/S
with Mick.
with Mick.
Martin Bennett 12 May, 1991 -
with MT
with MT
uphillnow ?Sep, 1990 - no record other than date
no record other than date
HighChilternRidge ??, 1990 -
ajtay ??, 1990 -
with Various
with Various
RichardMc 24 Apr, 1988 Lead
with Jon Clifford-Smith
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Roget ??, 1988 2nd O/S
with jim
with jim
Rob Davies ?May, 1987 2nd
with Brian H
with Brian H
RichardMc 20 Jul, 1986 2nd
with Pete Stokes
with Pete Stokes
Chris the Tall ?Jun, 1986 2nd
with Phil Dickens
with Phil Dickens
sadams 5 Oct, 1985 2nd
with Aylesbury CC
with Aylesbury CC
Hidden 31 Aug, 1985 AltLd
steveb2006 10 Jul, 1985 2nd
with Gary Burton
with Gary Burton
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
charlesmfrench 12 Feb, 1984 Lead O/S
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
steveb2006 2 Jul, 1983 Lead Finally led after previous failures eg 15/4/83
with Mike Pryzodski
Finally led after previous failures eg 15/4/83
with Mike Pryzodski
Andy Stephenson 22 Jun, 1983 Lead O/S
with Alan Dance
with Alan Dance
Hidden ??, 1983 Lead
Nigel Bond 4 Jul, 1982 AltLd
with Rodger Edenborough
with Rodger Edenborough
Steve Clegg 22 Apr, 1982 -
with Bob W
with Bob W
tapley 30 Jun, 1981 Lead
with Chris Seymour
with Chris Seymour
Brian Wilderspin 8 May, 1981 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1981 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1981 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1981 Lead dnf
babymoac 30 May, 1980 2nd
with MTW
with MTW
jcw 16 Jun, 1979 -
with Martin Harris
with Martin Harris
Rick51 8 Nov, 1978 Lead
Mark Kemball 14 Oct, 1978 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
with Sarah Bridge
Andy Nicholson ?Jul, 1978 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 1977 Lead
Hidden 11 May, 1976 Lead
Falko 14 Mar, 1976 Lead O/S
with Alan Taylor
with Alan Taylor
Hidden 17 Aug, 1975 AltLd
mikej 11 Sep, 1973 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
Dave Musgrove 23 Oct, 1971 -
Seymore Butt ??, 1968 -
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High 4c
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