Rockfax Description
The steep arete from a sitting start. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Compression heaven!.

Andy Myers 31/Oct Sent x
with Metz
Owen Diba 27/Oct Sent x
Isaac B 29/Sep -
SandyJJS 25/Mar Sent x
Hidden 11/Mar Sent rpt
Michael Bortoluzzi 07/Mar Sent x

Finally! First V9, a year and several sessions after first trying it. Chuffed

Rachel Carr ?/Mar Sent
JVard 09/Feb Sent

First of the grade!

Hidden 07/Feb Sent
Andrew1 07/Jan Sent
BRoe 24/Dec/17 Sent x
Neil Amos 23/Dec/17 Sent rpt
Jackwd 08/Dec/17 Sent x

5th go! First of the grade. Soft?

ducko 08/Dec/17 -

Pretty quick, nice moves, couldn't feel fingers or toes! Too bloody cold

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 05/Dec/17 Sent dnf

Still find that start move awkward

Ellis Butler-Barker 30/Nov/17 Sent x

Nice to be getting back into climbing again after almost 18 months off. 4th go from the start

DaveAGiles 29/Nov/17 Sent rpt
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Sent x
jess bt 17/Nov/17 Sent x

Been a long standing project for years. Felt great today. Almost did it first go. Boom!!!

Hidden 09/Nov/17 Sent x
Ben Grounsell 05/Nov/17 Sent x

Sweet. I can see why there's so much grade dispute with this one...

GrahamGiles 29/Oct/17 Sent rpt
with Jim Pope
BobbyG 27/Oct/17 Sent
with spiderz, jen
Angus Taylor 08/Oct/17 Sent x
Matthew Bennett 02/Oct/17 Sent
HoboChris 27/May/17 Sent x
Hidden 20/Mar/17 Sent dnf
Michael Bortoluzzi 15/Mar/17 Sent dnf

3rd session - fine tuned beta on a couple of moves, but couldn't do it in 2 halves like last time... Frustrating!

Michael Bortoluzzi 24/Jan/17 Sent dnf
Michael Bortoluzzi 23/Jan/17 Sent dnf

First session on it, surprised to get all the moves figured out quickly. Not there until you link them all, but felt close. Showers didn't help though.

ChrisCon1991 13/Jan/17 Sent x

Great problem. So happy to do this beaut

Hidden 05/Jan/17 Sent dnf
GrahamGiles 28/Dec/16 Sent x

Warmed up on it and sent after about 2 hours. Just as the mist came rolling into the valley. Went a little more desperate than I'd hoped on a last ditch effort but it went!

with pav low, Aaron.Clifford
liambriddon1991 22/Dec/16 Sent x

Finally ! Felt easy today

dood1 03/Dec/16 Sent
Ed morris 01/Dec/16 Sent x

Fell off the last hard move on the flash, a war of attrition followed. 1 hour or so to finally stop the second heel slipping. Made up!

with Jerome, Jade
ksteadman88 26/Nov/16 Sent
with Luke F
Hidden 05/Nov/16 Sent rpt
jiles 05/Nov/16 Sent
Hidden 31/Oct/16 Sent dnf
sammpratt 22/Oct/16 Sent
Patrick Hill 04/Oct/16 Sent x

5 session in total. Amazing compression problem. 7c.

thealbinocrab 30/Sep/16 Sent x


Hidden 18/Sep/16 Sent x
Hidden 11/Aug/16 Sent dnf
Federico P 25/Mar/16 Sent x

Great feeling. It took me a while...

Matt.c.Warner 23/Mar/16 Sent x
jakk 20/Mar/16 Sent x

Wanted to do this for ages and didn't disappoint

Hidden 27/Feb/16 Sent x
DaveAGiles 10/Feb/16 Sent x
jpalmieri 28/Jan/16 Sent x
grady ?/Jan/16 Sent
Dom_wragg ??/2016 Sent
Fraser13 ??/2016 -
ollysheffield ??/2016 Sent dnf
Ed Booth 25/Nov/15 Sent dnf

Did from stand. Also did from sit to the move up to left hand slot a few times. should go when i catch that. Feels hard up to there though. Happy with overlapping halves for the session.

Timothy Graham Peck 25/Nov/15 Sent x

Turned the lamps on the for the send. Great powerful heelhooking compression goodness. 7B+?

with steve
JamesTurnbull97 25/Nov/15 Sent x

7c. Only just did the individual move, then just started trying the first. Felt easy to the end the second time I managed to stick the pocket.

Sam Lawson 23/Nov/15 Sent x
quiffhanger 21/Nov/15 Sent x

Well chuffed. V unexpected for first day on grit in months...

fennerz 21/Nov/15 Sent x

Connies were so good I was sticking the moves without actually grabbing the holds!

with Various crew
Robin Nichols 03/Nov/15 Sent x

Not my strong point, but managed it with plenty of noise.

with Jemma
SuperYumm ?/Nov/15 Sent x


Hidden 20/Oct/15 Sent dnf
blyth001 04/Oct/15 Sent x

slightly less than ideal conditions, felt piss when it went, great problem though, super classic!

bobska 04/Oct/15 Sent dnf
with Rob, American Dave, Ross
Hidden 25/Sep/15 Sent dnf
Don Jebus 19/Sep/15 Sent x

3rd session over a good few years, went down in about 20 mins, mega problem!

PeterDawson 23/May/15 Sent x
zombie_pat 18/Apr/15 Sent x
zombie_pat 04/Apr/15 Sent dnf
eazyclimbing 24/Mar/15 Sent
with henry, hoppo
Haydn Jones 21/Mar/15 Sent x

nemesis ticked! found this extremely hard, but like all grit, when i finally did it, it felt easy!

Hidden 08/Mar/15 Sent dnf
Mike Goldthorp 08/Mar/15 Sent x

Lovely problem, felt easy for 7c in the nice breezy conditions, 2nd go after a false start on the pull off the deck.

with steveE9
The old James turnbull 02/Mar/15 Sent

45 mins well spent after work this eve. Mega, but not my first session on it

Andrew Barker 17/Feb/15 Sent rpt

Nice to be able to repeat this. Slightly different method this time.

with The Dominator, crazydaisy
bfreeman 17/Jan/15 Sent x
with Dan, Will & James
Beastly Squirrel 04/Jan/15 Sent x

Quick early morning tick, about 15 mins, but tried briefly in the snow last week. First hard boulder of 2015. Not 7C+ though!

with Clive Phillips, Nathan Phillips, Crowd, grey wolf
Stevie.Toft ??/2015 Sent
Jonny Slarke ??/2015 Sent
Hidden ??/2015 Sent
westyb3 29/Dec/14 Sent rpt
Joe Lawson 13/Dec/14 Sent x

Soft 7C

Hidden 07/Dec/14 -
crimpthengaston 24/Nov/14 Sent

Great Journey

Simon_Letman 26/Oct/14 Sent x
with Emily, Jimmy
masonwoods101 09/Oct/14 Sent x
alx ?/Jun/14 Sent x

Easy 7C, one hard pull/slap for the sit start and the rest is around 7A-7B.

BillyRidal 27/Apr/14 Sent x
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Sent x
EdGS 15/Apr/14 Sent x

YYFY, First 7C of the year and not an easy one! Pretty greasy but so, so good. Mega-classic. Was struggling on the first move but once I stuck it the rest felt fine and I was standing on the top!

Beefy 24/Mar/14 Sent x
Luke Dawson 08/Mar/14 Sent x
jonny north 27/Feb/14 -

First 7C!

with Pete
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Sent x
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Sent
C coldwell-storry 02/Feb/14 Sent x
jfreeman 02/Feb/14 Sent x
with Callum Coldwell-Storry
Hidden ??/2014 Sent x
Tophe 11/Dec/13 Sent x

I spent over 10 days on this, I'd say it's 7C+ for someone of my span.

highrepute 30/Nov/13 Sent
NDD 16/Nov/13 Sent x

7C had a few sessions to do it

Hidden 15/Nov/13 Sent x
kieran_lowe 07/Nov/13 Sent x

Nice Line, even in my heavy untrained state managed to do it, felt 7c.

whitehouse_rhys 04/May/13 Sent x

interesting, one especially with having to dodge a sleeping Ben on the mat beneath me on my failed atenpts

with craig osbourne, BRoe
fyfee8a ?/May/13 -
Dave Mayes 20/Apr/13 -


Hidden ?/Apr/13 Sent x
Cailean Harker 04/Mar/13 Sent x

Really poor sunny conditions made the first move tricky. 6 goes. 7C

birdie1989 04/Mar/13 Sent x
Hidden 23/Feb/13 Sent
Hidden 12/Feb/13 Sent
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Sent
archiecb ??/2013 -

Fell off doing the top move a while back, got up to it again and didnt make the same mistake. Felt hard, but not 7C+ hard

with Thony
mark20 23/Dec/12 Sent x
joe.91 10/Dec/12 Sent x

Second session, reckon its 7C but didn't go down without a fight. Hardest thing I've done on grit.

BenNorman 07/Nov/12 Sent x

3rd session but first proper one really, all about hitting that pocket then it's easy, good problem!

Kyle Rance 31/Oct/12 Sent x

First 7c, felt awesome on the link

Apharri 17/Oct/12 Sent x
AshWH 14/Oct/12 Sent x
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Sent x
grey wolf 06/Oct/12 Sent x

have played on it before but got nowhere! went pretty quick today, font 7c i reckon

nathanlee 23/Sep/12 Sent x

Nemesis down. First session of the winter but had tried it so many times before....

al123 18/Sep/12 Sent

I did this in one session and im shit so its a nice 7C. Good fun though. (Y)

fp219 11/May/12 Sent
alaan 21/Mar/12 Sent x
Hidden ??/2012 -
jake_haddock ??/2012 Sent
siwid 27/Dec/11 -

My first 7c so as much as I'd like the + I don't feel I can really take it!

Hidden 17/Nov/11 Sent x
peewee2008 15/Oct/11 Sent x

Finally done, poor conditions tho, bit warm

with CBA
infected mushroom ?/Oct/11 -
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Sent x
robertmortonlloyd 30/Sep/11 Sent x
jacobjacob 27/Feb/11 Sent x

After a day of rain, the crux was keeping my feet dry!

alaan 24/Feb/11 Sent dnf

Worked out all the moves bar getting off the floor, which I failed miserably at.

JM 16/Feb/11 Sent x
with Lorenzo Frusteri, Rich Hession, Dave Pinnington
Hidden 23/Jan/11 Sent x
marijus ??/2011 -
jussyrockstar ??/2011 -
infected mushroom ??/2011 -
lx 29/Nov/10 Sent


with andy barker
Ally Smith 27/Nov/10 Sent

Soft 7B+?

jondude 25/Nov/10 Sent
Ethan 25/Nov/10 Sent
with Jon Clark
Hidden 14/Nov/10 -
Oliver 07/Apr/10 Sent

Not 7c+

Hidden 20/Feb/10 Sent x
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
Hidden 01/Dec/09 Sent x
Liam Copley 01/Oct/09 Sent x

2/3 sessions, couldn't really brush it and it was a warm sunny day so I think soft 7C+ is about right. Awesome line and awesome moves, felt so good topping out! Burly but funky, classic.

TomHaigh 27/Sep/09 Sent x
with Drew Withey
Andrew Barker 30/Jan/09 Sent x

1st go, third session. Shouldn't have bothered with the damp second session.

Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Sent x
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Sent x
Toby 28/Nov/08 Sent x
with Dave, Charlie & Butters
Hidden 25/Nov/08 Sent
Chazz 25/Nov/08 Sent x

3 sessions. Truly awesome problem.

Tom Briggs 29/Mar/08 Sent
hamer89 02/Mar/08 Sent x
hutch 26/Jan/08 Sent x
aliblacky ?/Jan/08 -
Boy ??/2008 -
Hidden 18/Mar/06 Sent x
Dave-Westlake ??/2006 -
Andrew Jennings 13/Feb/05 Sent
Neil Amos ??/2005 -
Neil Amos ??/2005 -
Hidden 08/Feb/04 Sent
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