Rockfax Description
AKA Boardman's Problem. This classic and historical problem is frustratingly difficult to start and a bit highball to finish. Gain the base of the slanting crack from undercuts and climb it. © Rockfax

Ticklists: The LakesBloc Top 50.

Anna Taylor 07/Jul Sent x
Jwatson 17/Jun Sent x
tobydunford 04/Jun Sent x
Adam Jackson lakes 18/May Sent

Balance and tricky with a highbally top out. Great problem

with Pricey
Hidden 26/Apr -
JoshShaw 22/Apr Sent

Thanks for the spot Chad123

Chad123 22/Apr Sent x

Lovely climb, high enough to be exciting but not too scary and glad to have a spotter and extra mats. Nice technical moves and not over till it's over!

with Emily
chiverstom 17/Apr Sent x
with Al Mccann, Alice
Hidden 09/Apr Sent
Sam Marks 09/Apr Sent x

Top Notch!

with leeds bunch
92stokesw 09/Apr Sent x
Callum Smith 09/Apr Sent x

Fun moves, nice and high.

ducko 03/Apr -

well good!

Federico P 25/Mar Sent x

With Paolo

tomoneill84 13/Mar Sent x
charmoz 21/Jan Sent

V cold

with Bairns
munch88 05/Jan Sent x
Hidden 05/Jan Sent x
aliblacky 27/Dec/16 -
petegunn 04/Dec/16 Sent
grey wolf 27/Nov/16 Sent x
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Sent
Garrouli 16/Jul/16 Sent x
with Andy Munro
BillyRidal 20/Jun/16 Sent β
cjbaker 10/May/16 Sent x
mikespooner 09/May/16 Sent x
Robrossmills 02/May/16 Sent dnf
Hidden 17/Apr/16 -
petegunn 10/Apr/16 Sent
with Micky, Rosie, Nick, Lee Smith, Owain
KieranFallows 28/Mar/16 Sent x

What a problem this is!

ollyroberts 29/Feb/16 Sent x
with Owen, James Thompson
petegunn 10/Feb/16 Sent
with Davina
robertmitchellgardiner ??/2016 -
farmus21 21/Nov/15 Sent
with Sam Radcliffe
Stevie989 27/Oct/15 Sent
Thomnomnom 27/Oct/15 Sent β
BobbyG 10/Oct/15 Sent
with dave barret
petegunn 22/Sep/15 Sent
nia 20/Sep/15 Sent x
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Sent
arrang 10/Jun/15 Sent
sam clingclangclimb 25/May/15 -
Peace89 23/May/15 Sent x
spiderz 23/May/15 Sent rpt
with Jamie Peace, Andy Wilson, Laura
Hidden 04/Apr/15 Sent x
iamstebarker 27/Mar/15 Sent
Hidden 14/Mar/15 Sent x
petegunn 10/Mar/15 Sent
with Graham, Lee Smith, Davina
dasmushter 07/Mar/15 Sent
spiderz 15/Feb/15 Sent x
with Laura
alaan 07/Feb/15 Sent O/S
Hidden 04/Feb/15 Sent
petegunn 01/Dec/14 Sent
with Sam, Pete Blair
petegunn 12/Oct/14 Sent
petegunn 05/Aug/14 Sent
Hidden 31/May/14 Sent x
Adam.May 04/May/14 Sent
tgeh 18/Apr/14 Sent x

Really good, quite subtle

petegunn 17/Mar/14 Sent
with Nick
RossKirtley 13/Mar/14 Sent
with Luke Robinson
Hidden 04/Mar/14 -
joe.91 13/Jan/14 Sent x
tombeasley 29/Dec/13 Sent x
KristopherHall 10/Nov/13 Sent rpt
Alex Winter 03/Nov/13 Sent
petegunn 13/Oct/13 Sent
with Jeremy
jeremyingham 13/Oct/13 Sent
with Pete
petegunn 18/Sep/13 Sent
petegunn 12/Sep/13 Sent
whispering nic 29/Aug/13 Sent x
wildbill 24/Jun/13 Sent

So good I had to do it twice.

Timo Austino 02/Jun/13 -
with Missy K
klipkabouter 21/May/13 Sent x


with Johan Gausden
Hidden 21/May/13 Sent x
Daniels735 30/Apr/13 Sent rpt
with Katie Forrester
Daniels735 20/Apr/13 Sent x
with Aiden Roberts
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Sent
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Sent
Adam Lincoln 16/Feb/13 Sent O/S
with Adam Hocking
Cassidy 02/Feb/13 Sent β
with Scottish Raiding Party
John 'B' Hutchinson 02/Feb/13 Sent x
with Scottish Raiding Party
petegunn 31/Jan/13 Sent
C coldwell-storry 20/Jan/13 Sent β
with rob lay
jimmyrua 12/Jan/13 Sent β


with ally corbett, Chris Everett, Johnnie Bean
petegunn 09/Dec/12 Sent
with kris, Davina
KristopherHall 09/Dec/12 Sent x
with Tom Sugden
Hidden 15/Nov/12 Sent
catt 27/Oct/12 Sent x

A few goes to make the span move, then straight to the top. Exciting!

with Stewart
Stingraypoindex 27/Oct/12 Sent
petegunn 27/Sep/12 Sent
sonnyss 22/Sep/12 Sent x
peewee2008 15/Sep/12 Sent x
Chad123 08/Sep/12 Sent dnf

Tickled the good hold but gave up after multiple attempts, nice climbing though....

with Emily
dominic lee 05/Sep/12 Sent x
nathanlee 05/Sep/12 Sent x

awkward move.

with Dom Lee
petegunn 04/Sep/12 Sent
with Owain
petegunn 15/Jul/12 Sent
with Davina
tim newton 28/May/12 Sent x
jacobjlloyd 06/May/12 Sent x

second go. Really good!

dannyboy83 06/May/12 Sent x
jacktomlinson 05/May/12 Sent
petegunn 22/Apr/12 Sent
with Davina
rockrat 07/Apr/12 Sent dnf

Made the long move to from the undercut to the base of the slanting crack for the first time.

le t 25/Mar/12 Sent x
with Aki
KristopherHall 20/Mar/12 Sent rpt
Bloke on a Rope 18/Mar/12 Sent x

Woo Hoo! Problem of the day , got to keep a cool head at the top.

with Matt
funsized 06/Mar/12 Sent x
Hidden 22/Jan/12 Sent x
KristopherHall 22/Jan/12 Sent x
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2012 Sent x
Toby ??/2012 -
mchap ??/2012 -
samrad 16/Nov/11 Sent β
with Chris, james G
barni 16/Nov/11 Sent x
petegunn 19/Aug/11 Sent
beegsyboy 30/Jun/11 Sent x
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Sent x
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Sent x
petegunn 14/Jun/11 Sent
with Davina
Hidden 21/May/11 Sent
innes 01/May/11 Sent
with Ruth
peterbull 16/Apr/11 Sent
KristopherHall 12/Apr/11 Sent x
Diggler 26/Mar/11 Sent
petegunn 27/Feb/11 Sent
with Davina
petegunn 18/Feb/11 Sent
philipjames 30/Aug/10 Sent

Easy with correct body positions

Hidden 16/Aug/10 Sent dnf
benj_d 05/Aug/10 -
rockrat 06/Jul/10 Sent dnf
sadams 09/May/10 Sent
rockrat 24/Apr/10 Sent dnf
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Sent x
Andrew Barker 22/Apr/10 Sent x

Took a few goes to figure out the right body position to make the crux move static.

GPN 06/Mar/10 Sent
with Annette
GPN 20/Sep/09 Sent
sparkass 06/Sep/09 Sent x
mshorter 06/Sep/09 Sent
derico 17/Aug/09 Sent x
with Dave J
switch 28/Jun/09 Sent O/S
PaulOgden 16/Feb/09 Sent β

Nice problem, Top was a bit leary though, lots of moss on top of high ball is no fun at all

oliverthomp ?/Feb/09 Sent
Hidden ??/2009 -
GPN 15/Nov/08 Sent
kevg 01/Nov/08 Sent dnf
with Fras, Pete Roy, John
JLS 01/Nov/08 Sent x
with Fraser H., Pete R. & Kev G.
Fraser 01/Nov/08 Sent x

Nice problem, but soft for V5 IMO.

with Kev, Pete R & JLS
CBA ?/Oct/08 -
Christian Beck ?/Jul/08 Sent x


Hidden ??/2008 Sent
French Erick 04/Nov/07 Sent x
JLS 04/Nov/07 Sent dnf

Made some progress.

Joe Costello 07/Oct/07 Sent x
with Liam, Mel, Matt, James
bfreeman ?/Oct/07 -
with Jon & Chris Freeman, Dan Turner
ewen 15/Sep/07 Sent
Hidden 07/Jun/07 Sent x
Richard Hession 08/Apr/07 Sent x

2nd attempt after foot greasing off the hold, superb problem with a fun top out ;)

Hidden ?/Apr/07 Sent x
Ram MkiV 16/Feb/07 Sent
with Alex and lil Andy
Alex Mason 16/Feb/07 Sent

actually it was second go but the first was barely off the deck. first and best problem of a three day lakes bouldering curcuit

with Steve and Andy G
Hidden ??/2007 Sent x
hebson ??/2007 Sent
Dave Kerr 14/Oct/06 Sent x
ewen ?/Jul/06 Sent
Hidden ??/2006 Sent x
Paul Clarke ??/2004 -
with MMI
djmarko75 ?/Mar/01 Sent x
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