Rockfax Description
The slanting groove behind the tree is climbed in its entirety. It gives a fine sustained pitch which is a little easier than it looks from below. Although quite polished, there is still the odd creaky hold to keep you interested. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Read, K.Beech (some aid) 1959

Ticklists: Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

Deezel65 09/Oct Lead O/S

Good steep climbing that keeps coming - long route and sustained at the great - very good.

cragtyke 09/Oct 2nd
with Ross
Hidden 28/Aug Lead rpt
Byronius Maximus 28/Aug 2nd rpt

Apparently I've lead this one before, even though I have no recollection of it at all. Nice climbing and pretty sustained difficulty between decent rests.

with Andy Winter
n.close21 03/Aug 2nd dog


Adam_42 03/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Jun Lead rpt
davewsargent 24/May Lead
with andy neath
Elizabeth Allen 14/May 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 14/May Lead rpt
with Liz
Hidden 09/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/16 Lead
ralphio 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with John work
David Henchliffe 24/Aug/16 2nd
with Eddie J, Steve E
Sankey 24/Aug/16 Lead
with Ed
john max 07/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
JEP 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
nige pacer 07/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/16 2nd rpt
dangerousoldfool 04/May/16 Lead rpt
with Matt S, Mike O
DubyaJamesDubya 24/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Joe Harris
DubyaJamesDubya 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Nice climb not too polished when it counts.

with Trevor Stevens, Paul Hennelly
jayray 05/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Russ 25/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Nice second part!

Elizabeth Allen 03/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
Wayne S 18/Jun/15 Lead β

By head torch

Hidden 18/Jun/15 2nd β
madasten 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Gaz
gazfellows 11/Jun/15 2nd
with Billy nic, steff
DannyH001 10/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/15 2nd
David Henchliffe 10/Jun/15 2nd
with Danny Hoyle
jshields 10/Jun/15 Lead


with Graham Jones, Cath Sinclair
djones66 03/Jun/15 2nd O/S

A return after leading this many years before. Still excellent albeit even more polished and still with a bit of dirt and vegetation. Recommended nonetheless.

with Stve mc D
Hidden 20/May/15 Lead rpt
jasonpm 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Simon Hockin, Steve IMC
Matt Shepherd 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
vanderz 03/Aug/14 Lead
Ade in Sheffield 03/Aug/14 2nd
with Dave (Le Mans) Morrison, Chris VanderHoven
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Different Steve 13/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Emma Hawkins
RM199 10/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead
Andy Peak 1 17/Jun/14 2nd
the power 17/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Lets just wizz up this vs haha 45mins latter

Paul Hy 17/Jun/14 2nd

Sustained 4c climbing for 30 odd meters.

GermanAlex 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Good fun, a bit vegetated towards the top, definitely more sustained than Garrotter.

with Lynda
Hidden 23/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S
the power 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with rob
dr_botnik 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/13 Lead rpt
gazfellows 22/Jul/13 Lead

Awesome vs! I would give it 4c for the top pitch as well.. Brilliant....

with Nic
eduardo 21/Jul/13 2nd β

Mark lead. I'd lead this a couple of years before.

with Ross, Mark H
Hidden 17/Jul/13 2nd
K Wall 14/Jul/13 2nd

Rob lead. Nice route

with Barnsley Robert, Marie
Michael-H 11/Jul/13 2nd
mapperley samurai 11/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Michael H
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
bendevonport 10/Jul/13 2nd

Finished in the dark due to slow lead.

Jenny Clarke ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt
EeFu 15/Jun/13 Lead
cem 15/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Wayne S 26/May/13 2nd β
Hidden 17/May/13 Lead rpt
ejected ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Phill Mitch 05/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with bleggs
Wayne S 02/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/12 2nd O/S
garethb 30/Jun/12 Lead
with cheque
Kirill 23/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Dina
kwaidy 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with sting
sting 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

The dirty polished holds added to the adventure :)

with kwaidy
Hidden 29/May/12 Lead rpt
helios 18/May/12 2nd
with Simon Bailey
Hidden 18/May/12 Lead O/S
davewsargent ?/May/12 2nd rpt
with andy neath
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd rpt
nbotting ??/2012 -
daveclarke5 23/Oct/11 2nd
with Andy
Daniel Wicks 20/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Rich Lucas
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
cem 06/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Kirill 06/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Andy Chubb 10/Jul/11 Lead
with Steve Goodman
davewsargent 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S

as one pitch

Glenn Sutcliffe 02/Jul/11 -
with Charl
MD 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dangerous Dave, Holly
eduardo 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Jumar
Hidden 08/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Simon Caldwell 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Excellent route, sustained at the grade - it just keeps coming, every time you think it's easing off there's another hard bit. Well led by Carmen, quite run out at the top as she was running out of gear!

with Carmen
Byronius Maximus 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Lovely climbing and quite sustained 4c.

with Andy Winter
Hidden 31/Mar/11 2nd
marcoleptic 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
biobuild 24/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Lead rpt
gordonday 20/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with clive
crossleysm ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead rpt
LoopyLou 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Amazed - my brother's first ever climb outdoors having only taken up climbing 2 mths ago. He flew up it, clean, with a big smile. Was a moving moment to see his wonder that he could climb rock like that. First climb with Sonya too. Oh, and fab route, not that polished and interesting moves to the very top. Then you get a great belay position and view.

with Martin Cilenti
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd rpt
HimTiggins 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Si
Graeme Hammond 05/Jun/10 Lead rpt


with Jim
Alkis 23/May/10 Lead O/S
chrisclimber_1986 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with alkis
katyc 22/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S
migs493 15/Apr/10 2nd β
with LO
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
holters ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
dangerousoldfool ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Doug H, Brian M
doughobbs ?/Oct/09 2nd
with Brian Mattock, Dave Valentine-Hagart
Dave Mason 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Matt Corbishley
Hidden 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/09 2nd O/S
radioactivekid 23/Aug/09 TR O/S
with Charles
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Ketu 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S

really enjoyed this one :D

with Rob
Hidden 09/Jul/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Glasera 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Matt Fry 01/Jul/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/09 2nd rpt
cem 15/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Mark O'Neill
monkey1 30/May/09 2nd

Same grade, but much more sustained and strenuous than garrotta next door. A lot of foul language coming from my mouth throughout the climb, especially when I had to reverse the hardest move to free a rope snag

Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
Hidden 13/May/09 Lead rpt
Andy Peak 1 03/May/09 Lead

This one is a rhte pain in the arse for me have dificulty on it each time i do it

with liebor
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
Budge 02/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Mike Oates, Dave Valentine-Hagart
dangerousoldfool ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mike O
joese7en ??/2009 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 ??/2009 -
Matt Fry 19/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Sam1991 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Messed around a bit, but deliberatly took looooads of metal with me to make my harness heavy. Wanted to see how i would cope, it was "training" for the pyrennees in a months time!

with Matt
Hidden 02/Aug/08 Lead
Adderbury Climber 02/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
malc 30/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Paul S
EdShep 24/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Pilch 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S

a great route.

with Ed
djp1 16/Jul/08 2nd
with Greg
Hidden 04/Jul/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Si dH ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 21/May/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/May/08 2nd
Hidden 19/May/08 Lead rpt
Bluekowari 09/May/08 Lead O/S
with MT
hamish2016 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S

Sobered up by now, nice rock at top.

with matt savage
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
AntiGrav ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sankey 01/Sep/07 2nd
with Tom
Kirill 01/Sep/07 2nd
with Paul Smith
Sankey 25/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Luke
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Jun/07 Lead rpt
thebigfriendlymoose 06/May/07 2nd β
with Stephen
Sankey 06/May/07 Lead rpt
with Luke
Hidden 25/Apr/07 Lead rpt
malc 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 24/Mar/07 2nd O/S
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead O/S
cem 05/Aug/06 Lead rpt

Also several times since

with Sally Dipple
Hidden 28/Jul/06 Lead O/S
colin milton 26/Jul/06 2nd
with wilf1
Hidden 18/Jul/06 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Jul/06 Lead rpt
Sankey 06/Jun/06 2nd
with John + Eddy
Benjones45_99 ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Borg, Andy Clarke
Hidden 26/Apr/06 Lead rpt
Bry ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 07/Sep/05 Lead RP
Alfredo ?/Jul/05 2nd
with Steve
Hidden 22/Jun/05 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/04 2nd O/S
Dave Bond ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
Hidden ??/2003 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
kitkat78 ?/Jun/00 Lead
philb ??/2000 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/2000 -
Hidden 25/Jul/99 2nd O/S
Iain Thow 23/May/99 Lead

Despite the name, one of the best routes on the crag.

with Dave Bradshaw
cem ?/Oct/98 2nd
with Gordon Carder
Hidden 09/Apr/96 2nd
Hidden 04/Nov/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/95 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/95 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 13/Aug/95 Lead

good route, sustained climbing

Chris Ellis 02/Aug/95 Lead
with Louise Pellett
nickcanute ??/1993 Lead
Roget 12/Jul/92 Solo rpt
malc 24/May/92 2nd
Budge ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
Hidden 23/Jun/90 Solo
charlesmfrench 03/Jun/90 2nd O/S
with Ian Milne
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/Sep/88 Lead
Roget ??/1988 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden 01/Jun/87 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 12/Apr/86 -
with MT
Hidden 18/Aug/85 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jun/84 AltLd
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
TonyF ??/1983 Lead
with Tony Cox
Hidden 17/Oct/82 Lead
jcw ?/Jun/81 -

Also with Martin Harris 13.3.83 and March 1992

with Mike Harrop
Ian Clare ??/1981 -
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Jun/79 Lead
with Angus McLean
duncan ?/Oct/78 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/78 -
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/78 Lead O/S
Pedro50 12/Apr/77 2nd
with Caroline Fitzgerald, Robin Miller
Hidden 13/Mar/77 AltLd
Nigel Bond 24/Jul/76 Lead
with Andy Brown
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/76 Lead

This is a great route, worth ***.

with Debbie Wilkinson
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead

no detail recorded but probably with Al Bennet. Variously since

Hidden 26/Oct/75 AltLd
Hidden 17/Aug/75 AltLd
RichardMc 27/May/74 Lead
with Betty Seifert
mikej 03/Jun/73 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
bob@daysmill ??/1973 Lead β
rogerskews ??/1973 AltLd
with CMC Members
tapley 11/Jun/72 -
clanger ??/1972 -
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