35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of the original classics of the crag is now very polished but, if you can handle that, the climbing is superbly sustained.
1) 4b, 15m. Follow the slabby groove, turn the overhang on the right, then traverse left to a small stance and tree belay.
2) 4c, 20m. Head up the fine groove passing an awkward bulge. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Read, K.Beech 1959

Ticklists: 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

Deezel65 09/Oct 2nd O/S

A little awkward at the top, another nice route done in one pitch

cragtyke 09/Oct Lead

Done in 1 pitch

with Ross
Byronius Maximus 28/Aug AltLd
with Andy Winter
Hidden 28/Aug AltLd rpt
doughobbs 28/Aug Lead
with Antoinette Wintin
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd rpt
abathingjames 20/Jun 2nd β
Hidden 20/Jun Lead O/S
loonylovegood93 03/Jun Lead O/S
RM199 03/Jun 2nd rpt
thrutch 06/May AltLd O/S
with Sven
PeteWilson 01/Nov/16 Lead O/S

in one pitch, nice easy climbing and much steadier than porthole wall!

with John P
Ardo 24/Sep/16 2nd rpt

In a one-er.

the power 24/Sep/16 Lead
with neil
chrishedgehog 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Lovely long pitch, done in a one-er. Works well with a few extenders.

with Kieran Myles
DannyH001 09/Aug/16 AltLd
with ned_85
ned_85 09/Aug/16 AltLd
with Jess, Dan Hoyle
Hidden 09/Aug/16 Lead rpt
john max 07/Aug/16 2nd

Done in a single pitch.

Hidden 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
JEP 19/Jul/16 AltLd
the power 06/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 09/May/16 2nd O/S
kasha_gregson 23/Apr/16 2nd
with Bram
BTphonehome 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Kasha
georgenvk 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Anthony Dixon 10/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Shann
DannyH001 09/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
David Henchliffe 09/Sep/15 AltLd
with Danny Hoyle
jayray 05/Sep/15 Lead
SlabbyMarvin 10/Aug/15 2nd

With Les after work

andyclimber 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
nige pacer 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Simon Pape
Hidden 16/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Elizabeth Allen 03/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 03/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
Wayne S 18/Jun/15 AltLd β


Hidden 18/Jun/15 AltLd β
robgixer 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Andypeak 10/Jun/15 AltLd

1st pitch

ralphio 10/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Andy
Hidden 20/May/15 Lead rpt
Ardo 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S

In one pitch

the power 24/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with neil
jasonpm 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Simon Hockin, Steve IMC
grady_9 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
SGD 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Rob led p1 I had p2

DaveB61 03/Sep/14 AltLd
with Cath Sinclair, Mark Chimley
Hidden 03/Sep/14 2nd
Milne 02/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
with Dave
Whealiebob 02/Sep/14 Lead rpt

P2 - finally came back and did it in daylight!

with Terry
mbxcs1 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

Matt Shepherd 12/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Ade in Sheffield 03/Aug/14 Lead
with Dave (Le Mans) Morrison
the power 26/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with deacon
deacondeacon 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S

First route I've done on the crag. Nice introduction to willersley. Did it in a one-er.

Hidden 22/Jul/14 2nd
Wayne S 22/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
dan_blair87 17/Jul/14 Lead β
babymoac 17/Jul/14 Lead
with Arun, MTW & Alexander
RM199 10/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
katyc 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Really nice moves all the way up.

Thunderthighsontheloose 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Led both pitches in one. Got more than a bit scared at two points in the second pitch - gear fell out, shiny footholds. But looking back - good route!

Mike_Hayes 02/Jul/14 2nd
bendevonport 02/Jul/14 AltLd rpt

Lead pitch two. Nice climb, a bit polished though.

Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead
GermanAlex 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

A great route all the starred VS's hereabouts, getting over the bulge towards the top felt quite technical for 4c.

with Lynda
Different Steve 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Emma Hawkins
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 08/Aug/13 AltLd
jshields 01/Aug/13 2nd


MikeDowsett 01/Aug/13 Lead
the power 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with rob
dr_botnik 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S


Hidden 24/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/13 2nd
petegruf 14/Jul/13 2nd
with dan z, charles m
cem 14/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Dan Zhou, Peter Murphy
K Wall 13/Jul/13 Lead

Led as one pitch, Nice route.

with Barnsley Robert, Marie, Martin
Chriswallis2 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Jenny
bendevonport 10/Jul/13 2nd
with Mike Dowsett
Hidden 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jenny Clarke ?/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 17/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2013 -
ejected ??/2013 -
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Mike_Hayes 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 23/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Gets rather slippery when wet and quite polished in places. Has a great range of moves and features on it.

Jules Lane 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Done as 1 pitch. Not that sustained.

Hoyes 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Jules L
Phill Mitch 05/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
with bleggs
Brannock 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Katya 11/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 27/May/12 AltLd rpt
Oceanic 27/May/12 -
chumleywarner 27/May/12 2nd O/S
charley 27/May/12 Lead O/S


Hidden 23/May/12 Lead
jon_gill1 20/May/12 AltLd O/S

chris p1 and me p2.nice climb but sadly very polished!

with chris Lyness
helios 18/May/12 2nd
with Simon Bailey
Hidden 18/May/12 Lead O/S
davewsargent ?/May/12 AltLd rpt
Vincej 31/Mar/12 2nd
with Nevil
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead rpt
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
nbotting ??/2012 -
ash longreach ??/2012 -
daveclarke5 23/Oct/11 AltLd
with Andy
MTBAnimal 01/Oct/11 AltLd dnf

Quite polished

Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd
The Reaper 18/Aug/11 AltLd

2nd pitch

Matt77 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Owen
jayrenegade 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Adrian
Steve Lenartowicz 31/Jul/11 Lead
with Clare
Owen W-G 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1.

with Matt B
Andrew Barker 28/Jul/11 Lead O/S

A really nice route if a little polished.

danoflynn 28/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Laura-lou 23/Jul/11 AltLd

Led pitch 1, enjoyed it =) Pitch 2 crux had a commiting feel but leader said it was good

Andy Chubb 10/Jul/11 AltLd
with Steve Goodman
davewsargent 09/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

lead top pitch

Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
adam carless 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Upper groove was soggy, good pockets on right wall were very useful

Hidden 26/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Byronius Maximus 02/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Andy Winter
Paul1 27/May/11 AltLd

Lead first pitch, much easier than second. Really good fun. The birds nesting in the cracks above the roof were not happy at me being there.

with tim
shaun walby 02/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Ian Holtby
Hidden 31/Mar/11 AltLd
crossleysm ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
rob wmc 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch, Alan led the second.

with Alan
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead
Milne 06/Jul/10 2nd rpt

seconding a grit E5 6c climber having "issues", oh what fun!

Hidden 06/Jul/10 2nd rpt
tallsop 06/Jul/10 Lead

led both pitches

with terry
Andy Peak 1 03/Jul/10 Lead
with H washbrook
Schmindie 01/Jul/10 -
with Joe, Tony
twright180 ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Phill Mitch 25/Jun/10 Lead rpt
with gaz
Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead
tebs 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Quite good i thought at the time, but can't remember much two days later. Except that it was a bit shiny.

with Tim, Sci
HimTiggins 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Si, Bart
Alkis 23/May/10 2nd O/S
chrisclimber_1986 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with alkis
eduardo 23/May/10 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches

with Su
Hidden 05/May/10 2nd rpt
jwpil 22/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

1st Pitch Lead

with Mat
Hidden 22/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
migs493 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with LO
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Solo
Milne 26/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with sarah.
Hidden 26/Mar/10 2nd O/S
paddygoodwin ??/2010 AltLd
with Thea
alasdair19 ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
holters ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
ed woods 03/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Adam
radioactivekid 23/Aug/09 TR O/S

My First time on Limestone. Good route.

with Charles
Hidden 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Ketu 15/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S

nice lead as one pitch, only one move really affected by polish

with Rob
cem 15/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Byronius Maximus 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Great route, worth every star.

with Michael King
Hidden 19/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
mic_b 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with mrsbate
Hidden 24/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/09 2nd rpt
monkey1 30/May/09 2nd O/S

Actually climbed it smoothly this time which was an achievment after last time - chuffed

Hidden 25/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 2nd
dpmUK 12/May/09 Lead dnf

1st Pitch only (clean)

Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
joese7en ??/2009 Lead O/S
Michelle_250 ??/2009 Lead O/S
monkey1 ??/2009 2nd dnf
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead
Adderbury Climber 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
trigger118 03/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Al Randall
matthewjc 02/Aug/08 Lead
with Andy
CragHead ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Polished near the top at the groove section, nice route

Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
djp1 16/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Greg
Hidden 04/Jul/08 2nd rpt
b.hayley ?/Jul/08 AltLd
Matt Fry 30/Jun/08 2nd O/S
dts 21/Jun/08 Lead O/S

p1 only, wet

Sam1991 21/Jun/08 2nd dnf

Technically didnt finish it, but only because it was throwing it down, and the 2nd pitch was soaked! Cool move around the roof followed by mega-jug.

with Dan
Hidden 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Sam1991 ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Went back and did it again in the dry. Ran both pitches together with a mega extender under the roof. Great climbing, run it out a bit for added enjoyment:)

with Matt
Hidden 21/May/08 Lead rpt
morganator 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Peter Folkman
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
AntiGrav ??/2008 Lead
aulda 15/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with Kulbir
Sankey 01/Sep/07 AltLd
with Tom
Kirill 01/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

led second pitch, the whole route is incredibly polished.

with Paul Smith
Pilch 21/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Ran it as one pitch, pretty straightforward for the grade.

with Brid
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Lead rpt
Andy Peak 1 15/Aug/07 Lead
with Vishone set (Mike)
BallsofBritishSteel 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
RichardMc 07/May/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
Hidden 06/May/07 2nd
Katya 06/May/07 2nd
with Simon Dale
Hidden 25/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Sankey 07/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

with Andy E
chrisclimber_1986 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with William Kelsall
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd
Dhcol ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch seconded 2nd pitch great climb, it's been a few years since i did this climb and look forward to doing it again.

with Martin Whealen
Hidden 24/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Pete Horn ??/2007 Lead O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden 22/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
thebigfriendlymoose 15/Oct/06 2nd β

As one pitch

with Stephen
Sankey 15/Oct/06 Lead rpt

Ran both pitches together

with Luke
Hidden 05/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Milne 05/Sep/06 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 2

with Ned
colin milton 26/Jul/06 AltLd

did the first pitch this time

with wilf1
colin milton 19/Jul/06 Lead
with pep
Sankey 06/Jun/06 AltLd
with John + Eddy
Hidden 26/Apr/06 2nd
Milne 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1

with Dave
Whealiebob 18/Mar/06 AltLd dog

Led top pitch (in the dark!!!)

with Terry
Bry ??/2006 AltLd
Hidden 07/Sep/05 2nd rpt
Dave Mason ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
LoopyLou ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Hidden 21/Jul/04 2nd RP
Budge 15/Apr/04 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Phil West 17/Aug/02 AltLd O/S

I led top pitch. Got caught halfway up by the Christians, so finished the route and left.

with Chris Tan
Dave Bond ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
philb ??/2000 Lead
Chris Ellis 01/Jun/99 Lead
with Louise Pellett
sdht ??/1999 -
cem ?/Oct/98 Lead O/S

Also several times since

with Gordon Carder
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Sep/98 Lead
Rich Malcolm 08/Aug/98 AltLd rpt

Ellen pitch 1, me pitch 2

with Ellen French
Backinthegame ?/May/98 AltLd
with Lynn Wilkins
Rich Malcolm 17/Aug/97 2nd β
with Ellen French
Hidden 02/Aug/97 2nd O/S
andy tetsill ?/Jul/97 Lead
with Joy
andrew300169 ?/Jun/97 2nd

I forgot how good this is

with Judy
madagascar ?/Jun/97 Lead
Marti999 ?/Jun/97 Lead O/S
fellgazelle ??/1997 AltLd O/S
with Alan Haigh
CrashMat Rob 01/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Chris Murray ?/Jun/96 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch.

with Richard Bower
Hidden 09/Apr/96 Lead
tlr 31/Oct/95 Lead
with Pete D
nickdonohue 13/Aug/95 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/95 AltLd

I led first pitch, Bill led the second

with Bill G
Tim Bateman 16/Jul/95 AltLd
Daniel Wrightson 07/May/95 Lead
with Richard Bradbury
andrew300169 19/Apr/95 Lead O/S

Jim finished in the dark.

with Jim
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/94 2nd
Phil1967 05/Oct/94 Lead
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 05/Oct/94 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/94 -
Hidden 24/Apr/94 2nd
Iain Thow 21/Aug/93 AltLd

Led pitch 2

with Rob Ivens
Hidden 09/Jul/93 AltLd
roncaves 17/Apr/93 Lead
with Lynn Bland
nickcanute ??/1993 Lead
Dave Musgrove 11/Oct/92 2nd
Roget 12/Jul/92 Solo rpt
malc 24/May/92 Lead
Budge ?/May/92 Lead
with Brian Ottewell
Hidden 09/Apr/92 Lead
marcoleptic ??/1992 Lead O/S
with Mel, Moley
Gordon Stainforth 16/Jun/91 AltLd
with Rene--
Hidden 23/Jun/90 Solo
charlesmfrench 30/May/90 2nd O/S
with Ian Milne
dodders 14/May/90 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/Sep/88 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/88 2nd
RichardMc 24/Apr/88 Lead
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Roget ??/1988 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden ?/Aug/87 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jun/87 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 12/Apr/86 -
with MT
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
TonyF ??/1983 Lead
with Tony Cox
Hidden 17/Oct/82 Lead
John Brayshaw 01/Sep/82 AltLd O/S
with Alfreton MC
jcw ?/Jun/81 -
with Mike Harrop
Ian Clare ??/1981 -
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Andy Edgar ??/1980 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Jun/79 Lead
with Angus McLean
Mark Kemball 14/Oct/78 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/78 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/78 -
RichardMc 20/Nov/77 AltLd
with Tony Williams
Pedro50 12/Apr/77 Lead
with Caroline Fitzgerald
Hidden 13/Mar/77 AltLd
Nigel Bond 24/Jul/76 Lead
with Andy Brown
mikej 15/May/76 2nd
with Mike Byles
uphillnow ??/1976 Lead
Hidden 17/Aug/75 AltLd
jon 23/Jul/74 Lead
with ken h
RichardMc 16/Jun/74 Lead
with Daphne Pritchard
mikej 10/Jun/74 Lead
with E
mikej 03/Jun/73 AltLd
with Geoff Williams
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead

Peg for aid on the top pitch in the rain!

rogerskews ??/1973 AltLd
with CMC Members
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/72 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
greenbuoy 16/Jan/72 AltLd
with Bob Lister
tapley 01/Jan/72 2nd
with Dave Hearnshaw
clanger ??/1972 -
tutbury ?/Apr/69 -
with Judd
Hidden ??/1969 Lead
Dave Musgrove 07/Jan/68 -
with Dennis Gray, Bob Knapton
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