Rockfax Description
Climb the steep slanting crack in the left wall of the slabby groove - knobbly. Where it ends, step left into the continuation groove. Up this until Guts Ache can be joined. High in the grade. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Climb the steep slanting crack in the left wall of the slabby groove (knobbly!!) then where it ends step left into the continuation groove. Up this until Guts Ache can be joined. Note that the line for this route marked on the topo in Peak Limestone Rockfax is actually that of Chopping Block (E2)- follow the left hand crack then move left again (don't know why they got this wrong, it was marked ok in the Limestone South 1987 guide)

FA. Jack Street, Bruce Andrews late 1960s 1967

loonylovegood93 03/Jun Lead O/S
RM199 03/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
davewsargent ??/2015 Lead
vanderz 03/Aug/14 Lead
Ade in Sheffield 03/Aug/14 2nd

Bit of a hybrid, up the jam crack then ended up in the right hand adjacent VS, the Rockfax guide does complicate things!

with Dave (Le Mans) Morrison, Chris VanderHoven
MikeDowsett ?/Sep/13 2nd
with Andy Neath
ig248 15/Jun/13 Lead
with Kirill
Kirill 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Igor
ejected ??/2013 -
jwhereat 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Jules Lane 11/Aug/12 2nd dog

Pretty tough, esp the initial crack. New guide has it at HVS 5a, which is fair.

Hoyes 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S

A real sand bag at VS!

Batt 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Nails at VS! Half way up got told it was HVS in the new guide, that'll be why then. Even worse with grubby crux. Would be excellent if cleaner but still worth it.

Hidden 25/Jul/12 AltLd dog
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead dog
davewsargent ?/May/12 Lead O/S
wishicud climbHVS 16/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Nice route apart from one muddy jamming crack! Awkward in places with high feet on little holds.

eduardo 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Sopping wet in the jamming crack! Really hard, probably more like HVS even if it was in condition.

with Roger F
Alkis 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Never, ever, ever doing this in warm and humid conditions ever again. Ever! The jamming crack was green, slimy and wet, making the bottom section very awkward and strenuous. My hands and my gear were coming out black/green!

masa-alpin 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Thought I climbed Guts Ache Groove, but it looks like this is the route I climbed. The top-out to the path was vegetated, muddy and horrendous. Worth taking a tat and abseil off a tree.

with Lesley, Martin L, Luke A, Ed P, Lee P
Hidden 02/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 TR O/S
nickcanute ??/2011 -
dangerousoldfool ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Mike O
Jim Slater 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S

nice, seriously hard work in the steep section where the crack was expectantly quite wet :o

with Jim
migs493 15/Apr/10 2nd β
with LO
alasdair19 ??/2010 -
Budge 17/Sep/09 Lead rpt

in borrowed boots and wrok clothes

with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
Oceanic 15/Sep/09 -
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
BallsofBritishSteel 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/06 2nd
cem 05/Aug/06 2nd


with Sally Dipple
colin milton 19/Jul/06 2nd

horrible -crcks full of dirt/sand

with pep
LoopyLou ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Budge 16/Sep/04 2nd O/S
unfit 26/Jul/02 -
with beth and graham
Woody63 06/Aug/99 Lead
with Dave W
Hidden 06/Aug/99 2nd
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/93 2nd

Thought this routeb was woprth HVS 5a.

with Tony Tokarski
marcoleptic ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Moley
Budge ??/1992 2nd O/S
with Brian Ottewell
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 30/Apr/86 AltLd
tapley 21/Aug/85 Lead O/S
with Chris Fitzhugh
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
RichardMc 07/Aug/83 Lead
TonyF ??/1983 Lead
with Tony Cox
John Brayshaw 15/Jul/82 2nd O/S
with Alfreton MC
Ian Clare ??/1981 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/79 -
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/78 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/77 Lead O/S
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High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 16
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 16
Votes cast 15
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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