Rockfax Description
A fine line though it is pretty slippery. Climb the well-defined groove throughout; good gear available, though the upper section is quite sustained. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Read, Steve Hunt 1958

Deezel65 09/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Much better than it looks, quite low in the grade - excellent.

cragtyke 09/Oct/17 2nd
with Ross
doughobbs 28/Aug/17 Lead
with Antoinette Wintin
Mark Duncan 03/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Quality climb. Very varied climbing.

James rogers86 03/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Robin Nichols 15/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Simon
Hidden 09/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/16 2nd rpt
john max 07/Aug/16 Lead
TobyA 29/May/16 2nd O/S

A bit scruffy but really enjoyable.

with TonyB
Rosie Bishop 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Peter Kincaid
MikeDowsett 09/Sep/15 2nd
TonyF 09/Sep/15 Lead
Richard Kendrick 07/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Derek
DubyaJamesDubya 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Trevor led.

with Trevor Stevens, Paul Hennelly
Jonathan Hall 22/Aug/15 2nd
RM199 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
adam clarke 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Fairly sustained but very well protected

with James Hulme
Paul Hy 04/Aug/15 Lead O/S

couple of stiff moves for a 4b, id have said 4c/5a

with Harry G
jon_gill1 30/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with catherine pickup
Hidden 30/Jul/15 -
Elizabeth Allen 17/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Not as polished as the guidebook suggests and it rarely gets in the way. Lovely route which deserves three stars.

with Liz
Hidden 30/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd O/S
Wayne S 28/May/15 Lead O/S

Good route, nearly a great route, 2.75 stars, absorbing climbing, well protected but hard enough to maintain interest.

jasonpm 26/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Simon Hockin, Steve IMC
DaveB61 03/Sep/14 Lead
with Cath Sinclair
Hidden 03/Sep/14 2nd
MikeDowsett 03/Sep/14 2nd
Graeme Hammond 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Lovely route and not really polished that much as the guide makes out.

with Jim 2
mbxcs1 16/Aug/14 2nd
Flavio 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with NLMC
masa-alpin 17/Jul/14 2nd rpt

Andy lead.

with Andy P, Ian S
andyclimber 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hardcore Pat 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Dr Julie
barneytrubble ?/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd
jon_gill1 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Arul
Different Steve 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Emma Hawkins
GermanAlex 06/Jun/14 2nd

going directly up is definitely the way forward, the traverse to the left I did on lead last time was not fun

with Alkis
Alkis 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 11/May/14 Lead O/S

After a whole day of on-off rain we took our chances, and the route was bone dry! A little bit dirty, but nothing too tragic.

with Robby
Hidden 11/May/14 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 01/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Despite the hottest day of this year, rock was still damp/wet and greasy in places in the evening.

with Brian Q
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead O/S
petegruf 14/Jul/13 2nd
with dan z, charles m
cem 14/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Dan Zhou, Peter Murphy
Michael-H 11/Jul/13 Lead

Started off intending to do the right hand variation, but didn't like the look of it when i got up to it!

mapperley samurai 11/Jul/13 2nd
with Michael H
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd rpt
EeFu 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cem 15/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Dave Pen ??/2013 Lead

Lovely route! gave the cucumber a big hug

Double Knee Bar 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
jwhereat 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
helios 16/Aug/12 2nd
with Katy Coutts
Hidden 25/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/12 Lead
Jenny Monkey 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Lukem6 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 TR β
Oceanic 27/May/12 -
chumleywarner 27/May/12 2nd O/S
charley 27/May/12 Lead O/S

Best route of the day. Again, a couple of tricky sections (fairly sustained all the away up) but good gear - very enjoyable...

Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
daveclarke5 23/Oct/11 Lead
with Andy
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett 07/Sep/11 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
csh.1000 07/Sep/11 TR dnf

Climbing with DMC (Mike Dowsett & Pete?). Climbed at Willersly crag xxx VS/MVS 4b - Mike lead the route and Pete seconded, I climbed top roped - belayed by Mike and got upto the cave and out - once out I got stuck and my fingers were getting cold and numb and it was starting to rain and get dark so I lowered off from just above the cave. First climb on limestone.

with Mike
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead
masa-alpin 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Set up the bottom-rope for the others, including Stu and Matt.

with Anni, Lee P
Andy Chubb 10/Jul/11 Lead

Great route, worn but not particularly polished

with Steve Goodman
eduardo 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Roger F
MD 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Dangerous Dave, Holly
ash longreach ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd O/S
monkey1 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S

felt much harder than it should due to polish and seepage. sustained after block/overhang

Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
mic_b 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with mrsbate
Hidden 19/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Ian Broome 23/May/09 2nd
with Bob
EdShep 24/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Pilch 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Ed
djp1 16/Jul/08 2nd
with Greg
SR1970 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/08 2nd
Hidden 19/May/08 2nd rpt
Bluekowari 09/May/08 Lead O/S
with MT
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
AntiGrav ??/2008 Lead
aulda 15/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Kulbir
Oceanic ?/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/07 2nd
RichardMc 07/May/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
malc 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick
Whealiebob 09/Apr/07 Lead dog

One brief rest at the bulge, but loved every second of this route! (And nowhere near as polished as the description makes it sound)

with Terry
cem 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Sally Dipple
Hidden 28/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/06 2nd β
Milne 25/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Ned
Hidden 14/Jul/06 2nd rpt
mol 09/Jun/06 Lead
with Dave
Hidden 23/Apr/06 2nd
doughobbs ??/2006 2nd

With Chris Moorcroft

with Chris Moorcroft
Hidden 07/Sep/05 2nd rpt
CrashMat Rob 27/Jul/05 Lead
with Nicky
Dave Mason ?/May/04 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
Alfredo ?/Aug/03 Lead
nickdonohue 31/May/03 2nd
with Jim Barradale, Kath Donohue
unfit 26/Jul/02 -
with beth and graham
nickdonohue ??/2002 2nd
with Mark McCarthy
Dave Bond ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Jun/00 Lead
philb ??/2000 2nd
Rich Malcolm 08/Aug/98 Lead rpt
with Ellen French
Reds 01/May/98 Lead O/S
with Sezer
Rich Malcolm 17/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Ellen French
Hidden 05/Aug/97 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 20/Jul/96 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
five ?/May/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/95 Lead O/S
nai ??/1995 Lead
Phil1967 23/Sep/94 Lead
with Ed
Hidden 24/Aug/94 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/94 2nd
CrashMat Rob ??/1994 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 21/Aug/93 Lead
with Rob Ivens
Backinthegame ?/Jun/93 Lead
with Mark Atkinson
roncaves 17/Apr/93 Lead
with Lynn Bland
nickcanute ??/1993 Lead
Roget 12/Jul/92 Solo rpt
Budge ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Brian Ottewell
marcoleptic ??/1992 2nd
with Moley
Gordon Stainforth 16/Jun/91 Lead
with Rene--
malc 02/Jun/91 2nd
Martin Bennett 12/May/91 -
with MT
Hidden 23/Jun/90 Solo
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/May/88 Lead
Roget ??/1988 2nd O/S
with jim
Hidden 17/Apr/84 Solo
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
babymoac 24/Sep/83 2nd
with MTW
John Brayshaw 15/Jun/83 Lead O/S
with Alfreton MC
TonyF ??/1983 Lead
with Ian Birkinshaw
Hidden 17/Oct/82 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/82 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/May/82 Lead
with Roy Lindsay
Brian Wilderspin 25/Jun/81 Solo
jcw ?/Jun/81 -

Also 13.3.83 with Martin Harris.

with Mike Harrop
Ian Clare ??/1981 -
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Andy Edgar ??/1979 Solo
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/78 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/78 Lead
Nigel Bond 01/May/76 Lead
with Pete
Hidden 28/Mar/76 Lead
Falko 14/Mar/76 Lead O/S
with Alan Taylor
Hidden 02/Nov/75 Lead
mikej 28/Aug/74 Lead
with E
jon 23/Jul/74 Lead
with ken h
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
bob@daysmill ??/1973 Lead β
rogerskews ??/1973 AltLd
with CMC Members
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/72 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
tapley 01/Jan/72 2nd
with Dave Hearnshaw
Dave Musgrove 23/Oct/71 -
tutbury ?/Apr/69 -
with Judd
Hidden ??/1969 Lead
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