Rockfax Description
Start low in the cave and pull out on some big rounded holds. © Rockfax

Martin Veale

Ticklists: Peak Bouldering's 7a's, Peak Bouldering - Eastern Grit bold-star up-problems - 7A+Bs, Font-esque dans la PEAK, James' Grit Bouldering Ticklist.

Angus Taylor 13/Jan Sent x

Shorty beta - felt hard for 7A. Great though!

Matt Broadhurst 07/Jan Sent
with Wojtas
declantate 30/Nov/17 Sent x
with EliC
Hidden 30/Nov/17 Sent x
Hugobristol 28/Nov/17 Sent dnf

really cool sequence, will come back when the top is dry

with Liam
Timothy Graham Peck 28/Nov/17 Sent x

4th go as the warm up. Numb!

with Tash, Wolf
Hidden 19/Nov/17 Sent
gordy767 12/Nov/17 Sent x
Javis 05/Nov/17 Sent x
hervenuttall ?/Nov/17 Sent x
with Cotswold Crew
smawson 29/Oct/17 Sent x
SDM 29/Oct/17 Sent
Ippy 29/Oct/17 Sent
GrahamGiles 29/Oct/17 Sent x

2nd try after toe hook poped on the flash

with Jim Pope, Clive Brennen
Hidden 09/Oct/17 Sent dnf
Andy Moles 26/Sep/17 Sent

Third go, having pirated some beta

with crew
samrad 23/Sep/17 Sent β
with Dave, Dominique
andy jennings 17/Sep/17 Sent β
with Tom b, matt
Hidden 02/Sep/17 Sent dnf
jedster1111 15/Aug/17 Sent
Hidden 06/May/17 Sent x
Hidden 22/Apr/17 Sent dnf
AdamBrown 18/Apr/17 Sent x

Would recommend

with Nathan
Si dH 15/Apr/17 Sent x

First go today after trying it a few years ago.

with Si Letman, Mark Derby
dane2468 05/Apr/17 Sent
M_Robinson 03/Apr/17 Sent dnf
with Chi Cheng, Lewis Prestt, Aron Rastrick
Lemington59 25/Mar/17 Sent x
Hidden 11/Mar/17 Sent
mrteale 07/Mar/17 Sent x

First go today, felt much easier than previous attempts. Wooo

Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 24/Feb/17 Sent

Finally. Felt stronger on the rock over move than ever before.

pie_eater_pete 05/Jan/17 -
markalmack 02/Jan/17 Sent x
with Hazel Findlay, Howard, Duncan Campbell, maddy
Hidden ??/2017 -
LeeTweedale ??/2017 Sent x
jimlear ??/2017 Sent x
Peter87 ??/2017 -
sammpratt 11/Dec/16 Sent rpt
Rob slarke 03/Dec/16 Sent x
James Oakes 03/Dec/16 Sent x
Hidden 24/Nov/16 -
Stefan_Morris 31/Oct/16 Sent x

really fun, bit tall for one pad and no spotters though

Rharrison 14/Oct/16 -
mr_cf 09/Oct/16 Sent x

Should have flashed it, just didn't try.

Hidden 09/Oct/16 Sent β
Andrew Jennings 03/Oct/16 Sent rpt
with Tidy
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Sent rpt
jh305 30/Sep/16 Sent x

Superb. Fell from the top because it was wet, dried it with a sock, manned up and sent it!

dood1 17/Sep/16 Sent
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Sent x
ADRodgers 17/Sep/16 Sent x
with Dale, Mash, Adam, Scott, Bryn, Phil
Andrew Jennings 09/Sep/16 Sent rpt
with Elliot Shiel, Mike Adams
Elliot Shiel 09/Sep/16 Sent
Andrew Jennings 02/Jun/16 Sent rpt
ollysheffield 03/May/16 -
Hidden 16/Apr/16 Sent rpt
Andy Myers 04/Apr/16 Sent x
radioshed 01/Apr/16 Sent x
James_L88 25/Mar/16 Sent dnf

Had a good go at night with head torches. Got matched on the big hold. Will be back to try again with fresh arms.

with Alex North, Karl Gregory
UnkArl 25/Mar/16 Sent dnf

I could campus the sloper moves, but just couldn't hold that bloody toe-hook!

CharlieMack 20/Mar/16 Sent rpt
with Wendy
The Reaper 17/Mar/16 Sent dnf

Just played on it whilst the bottom was well padded. Reached the big hold easily (lank) but then clueless.

ChrisCon1991 13/Mar/16 Sent x
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Sent rpt
cjd91 13/Mar/16 Sent x

Really good. Cheeky knee bar worked wonders

with phil blue
Ben Grounsell 03/Mar/16 Sent x
Andrew1 27/Feb/16 Sent
with Dan
Hidden 14/Feb/16 Sent rpt
joshdee 14/Feb/16 Sent x
nathanlee 09/Feb/16 Sent rpt
with Crew
Dave Warburton 30/Jan/16 Sent dnf

To top break but wet so jumped off.

Hidden 27/Jan/16 Sent x
dom94 15/Jan/16 Sent x
Jim pratt ??/2016 Sent x
jimlear ??/2016 -
Dom_wragg ??/2016 Sent
Hidden ??/2016 -
tebs 29/Dec/15 Sent dnf
tom rookes 28/Dec/15 -
Hidden 20/Dec/15 Sent dnf
Ally Smith 20/Dec/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 05/Dec/15 Sent x
Andy Peak 1 04/Dec/15 Sent dnf

Struggling to get to the big hold

Robin Nichols 16/Nov/15 Sent x
with Jemma
td72 23/Oct/15 Sent

got it after working it a few times, used a knee bar which worked well. top was absolutely soaking and id already fallen off once trying to top out onto it so i dived off right onto the adjacent buttress.

NewHam 17/Oct/15 Sent
Hidden 17/Oct/15 Sent x
seanbastard 12/Oct/15 Sent x
Beastly Squirrel 10/Oct/15 Sent β

Great boulder, nice holds after that undercut.

jiles 04/Oct/15 -
GuitarGenius92 30/Sep/15 Sent x

Doesn't feel like 7a with the short person beta.

Hidden 29/Sep/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Sent rpt
Hidden 23/Sep/15 Sent
ukb & bmc shark 05/Sep/15 Sent

In a session. Used a kneepad

with Ben & Tom
amccann 20/May/15 Sent x
Andrew Jennings 16/May/15 Sent rpt
with Emma Harris, Rachel Boyd, Lee Barnes
Andrew Jennings 28/Apr/15 Sent rpt
arrang 26/Apr/15 Sent x
with Ben, Paul
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Sent dnf
karol dubas 11/Apr/15 Sent β
with Michelle, Cam
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Sent x
AdrianP 25/Mar/15 Sent x
Gambit 10/Mar/15 Sent x

After many years of trying, felt easy tonight and went first go

with Alone
Wizzy 11/Feb/15 Sent x

Classic! 7a+?

crimpthengaston 10/Jan/15 Sent
Hidden ??/2015 Sent
Hidden 09/Nov/14 Sent x
Ed morris 04/Nov/14 Sent x

Second try, no spotter one pad and two jackets. Terrified.

liambriddon1991 03/Nov/14 Sent x

4th go should of flashed :/ .... Brilliant climb easy for the tall

bigdrew 18/Oct/14 Sent x
kermit_uk 18/Oct/14 Sent rpt
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Sent dnf
jess bt 08/Jun/14 -

sketchy night session with dick.

EdGS 16/Apr/14 Sent x

Needed beta. Stepped onto right boulder at top, too scary!

Andrew Jennings 14/Apr/14 Sent rpt
JFORDE 14/Apr/14 Sent x
atom 14/Apr/14 Sent x
samt 08/Apr/14 Sent
al123 ?/Apr/14 Sent β
with Henry
Hidden 16/Mar/14 Sent dnf
_m.cox_ 16/Mar/14 Sent x
with Al Sarhan, Jason Williams, Ben West
Gambit 13/Mar/14 Sent dnf

New beta today, top feels easy, but could not link it, need a cold day (or two)

with Alone
Dan Savory 09/Mar/14 Sent

Short persons beta. A bit scary.

with Paul Edwards
Luke Dawson 08/Mar/14 Sent x
Hidden 08/Mar/14 Sent x
snomonkee 01/Mar/14 Sent x
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Sent x
Haydn Jones 25/Feb/14 Sent x

retro flash, had tried this before a 1/2 years ago.

gingerwolf 22/Feb/14 Sent dnf
AlistairB 02/Feb/14 Sent x

Had previously bottled the top on my own

tchallen99 ?/Feb/14 Sent
Hidden ??/2014 -
aliblacky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Sent x
JamesTurnbull97 28/Dec/13 Sent dnf

Did all the hard bit but couldn't top out cos it was wet

Nick1812P 28/Dec/13 Sent
chris.t 22/Dec/13 Sent
PeteWilson 17/Dec/13 Sent

really cool problem! horrorshow of a topout though (v wet and green)

with James, John R
Ssebo Banange 14/Dec/13 -
john lynch 04/Dec/13 Sent rpt
with Joe Holden
brices 01/Dec/13 Sent dnf
with Llinos
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Sent
kieran_lowe 16/Nov/13 Sent x
Bennykr 16/Nov/13 Sent x

2nd go.

with Alistair P
Hidden 13/Nov/13 Sent
mic_b 13/Nov/13 Sent x
w.pettet-smith 30/Oct/13 -


with ben
Alex N-R 24/Oct/13 Sent x
NDD 24/Oct/13 -
BillyRidal 13/Oct/13 Sent x
Jackwd 30/Sep/13 Sent dnf

Gonna come back to this, need to be stronger, should be done before christmas.

with Scott
Simon_Letman 29/Sep/13 Sent x
with Jimmy, Katy, Si dH
BRoe 30/Apr/13 Sent x
with Heather O, whitehouse_rhys
WillDoyle 23/Apr/13 Sent x
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Sent O/S
Andy Barratt 15/Apr/13 -
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Sent x
Dave Mayes 01/Apr/13 -
Matt Allcock ?/Apr/13 -
Jethro ?/Apr/13 Sent
St0neMonkey ?/Apr/13 Sent
with Jethro
masonwoods101 13/Mar/13 Sent x
Cailean Harker 03/Mar/13 Sent β

Great little problem. Flash

Hidden 03/Mar/13 Sent x
BenNorman 03/Mar/13 Sent rpt
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Sent x
quiffhanger 02/Mar/13 Sent rpt

Went really easy this time - kept the toe hook in for a really clean ascent.

Gambit 24/Feb/13 Sent dnf

Snowing, friction a little questionable, power and technique more so

with Alone
Gambit 23/Feb/13 Sent dnf

I believe!

with Alone
CharlieMack 19/Feb/13 Sent x
eazyclimbing 19/Feb/13 Sent
with hoppo
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Sent x
EliotStephens 01/Feb/13 Sent x

first go today, had dicked about on it for ages previously.

philipjames 30/Jan/13 Sent

Personal battle

CosmicHobo 15/Jan/13 Sent x
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 13/Jan/13 Sent rpt
jonny north 12/Jan/13 -
john lynch 11/Jan/13 Sent rpt
with Lewis Andrew
will smith11 09/Jan/13 Sent x
with Orrin
Matt Cooke ?/Jan/13 Sent x
oxocube ??/2013 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2013 Sent
Sam Lawson ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Joe Lawson ??/2013 Sent x

Session flash with the bro on the first occasion when we have been there and its not been wet at the top or too hot and midgy. One of the best at its grade in the peak.

Hidden ??/2013 -
joe.91 10/Dec/12 Sent x

Ace! Should of done ages ago no idea why its taken 3 sessions :S Second go today.

Hidden 02/Dec/12 Sent β
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Sent dnf
Dave Musgrove Jnr 24/Nov/12 Sent

Easy if you can reach the big hold from the start!

gregcourtney 10/Nov/12 Sent x

No toehook

with Dan Turner
fp219 05/Nov/12 Sent x
Apharri 05/Nov/12 Sent x
with Fred Prall
Hidden 04/Nov/12 Sent rpt
bpclarke ?/Nov/12 Sent dnf
Graeme Hammond 27/Oct/12 Sent

Retro flash, tried a few years ago.

Macca_7 16/Oct/12 Sent x

Excellent problem with a steep roof leading to fantastic perfect grit holds. Really pleased to get it after taking a large hole from my left palm! Excellent

Hidden 07/Oct/12 Sent x
mark20 04/Oct/12 Sent x
Hidden 04/Oct/12 Sent dnf
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Sent
loonyclimber 12/May/12 Sent

Felt fairly stiff for the grade. excellent moves tho.

with Lee
Daniel Wicks 12/May/12 Sent
with nathan
drguiom 08/May/12 Sent dnf
with Dave, Rick Crosby
Ricky Rocks 06/May/12 Sent x

A great problem.

Hidden 05/May/12 Sent
tommo1664 05/May/12 Sent x
Arisdad 25/Mar/12 Sent
Somerset swede basher 23/Mar/12 Sent x
S Smith 11/Mar/12 Sent
MorganPreece 11/Mar/12 Sent x
with Eliot Stephens, Ashleigh Wolsey-Heard
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Sent
AshWH 11/Mar/12 Sent x
cliffrad 25/Feb/12 Sent
Hidden 08/Feb/12 Sent x
CharlotteGarden ?/Feb/12 -
fennerz 15/Jan/12 Sent β


Ed Booth 15/Jan/12 Sent rpt
Hidden 12/Jan/12 Sent
BigZirkel 12/Jan/12 Sent

3rd go.

Hidden 08/Jan/12 Sent x
brownie mike ??/2012 Sent rpt
cymjt ??/2012 -
birdie1989 ??/2012 -
Jonny Slarke 27/Dec/11 Sent
dominic lee 27/Dec/11 Sent β
wolf.leeb 02/Dec/11 Sent x
with nic
peterbull 30/Nov/11 Sent
akhughes 30/Nov/11 Sent

Second go. Should have flashes it.

nathanlee 20/Nov/11 Sent x

too tall for the short version and to short for the tall version = desperate.

with Dom Lee
Chris_barr 06/Nov/11 Sent x
with Guy, Steve, Tash
NeilManley 16/Oct/11 Sent O/S
Tophe ?/Oct/11 Sent x
with davey M
con321 27/Sep/11 Sent x

squealed like a girl on the first proper attempt as i thought i was loosing my chin when i fell. everyone in burbage valley must have heard me scream "i am falling". Real nice climbing one of fave problems!!!!

with brigi
al123 11/Sep/11 Sent

good problem, found the rib higher up abit tricky.

with alex
grey wolf 03/Jun/11 Sent x

should have flashed...went second go. gd problem

Dan Jenkin 16/May/11 Sent x
with Ollie Morrison, Lewis Gray
Hidden 08/May/11 Sent
siwid 21/Apr/11 -
Hidden 14/Mar/11 Sent rpt
dmoir 14/Mar/11 Sent β
with Oli
kermit_uk 12/Mar/11 Sent x
C coldwell-storry 07/Mar/11 Sent β
with Phil Vickers
Hidden 04/Mar/11 Sent rpt
JM 02/Mar/11 Sent O/S
archiecb 12/Feb/11 Sent x

Easy for the grade methinks.

AndyJBooth 12/Feb/11 Sent x
DaveFidler 06/Feb/11 Sent x

With some cool people from Nottingham. Tall person way.

Jethro ?/Feb/11 Sent
Hidden 30/Jan/11 Sent
bigdrew 03/Jan/11 Sent x
with Borg, Jim
OffshoreAndy ??/2011 Sent x
jussyrockstar ??/2011 -
Joe Costello ??/2011 -
Dan Lane 13/Dec/10 Sent dnf

go to the nose, but couldn't get the toe hook in properly, will do it without too much more work though.

maybe_si 13/Dec/10 Sent
Lex Wilkinson 27/Nov/10 -

Snow, freezing and amazing friction! Climbed it first go using the toe hook method.

joese7en 26/Nov/10 Sent x
axeman 25/Nov/10 Sent

Amazing problem went after a few goes like, the small persons way! hard to commit with no spotter then a friendly fellow climber offer a spot and the rest is history!

Ethan 25/Nov/10 Sent
with Jon Clark
Souljah 06/Nov/10 Sent

Soft at 7A

with Dave, Alister, Neil
Hidden 30/Oct/10 Sent O/S
maybe_si 24/Oct/10 Sent x
Ben Harper 17/Oct/10 Sent x
with Tom, Dougie
dswansonlow 16/Oct/10 Sent x
with Tom Maidwell, Ben Harper
Hidden 06/Oct/10 Sent dnf
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Sent x
Paulos 22/Jun/10 Sent
Hidden 01/Jun/10 Sent dnf
clairey 12/Apr/10 Sent
DaveFidler 12/Apr/10 Sent dnf
Richard Hession 04/Apr/10 Sent β


Hidden 20/Mar/10 -
Rob Grant 16/Mar/10 -
highrepute 10/Mar/10 Sent
tallsop 03/Mar/10 -

3rd go, scary top! good problem, lovely rounded pinch!

with terry
Joe Grondowski 11/Feb/10 Sent
Hidden 01/Jan/10 -
RossG ??/2010 -
blaza1 ??/2010 Sent x
Hidden ??/2010 -
jasonmead21 01/Nov/09 Sent x
john lynch 28/Oct/09 Sent x
with scott mclellan, joe grondowski, rich armour
Mike_Hayes 07/Oct/09 Sent
Milnes 26/Sep/09 Sent x
with Lily
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Apr/09 Sent rpt

First go this time, still got nowhere on West Side tho :ol I hate to say it but I think it needs colder conditions!

Dan 85 01/Apr/09 Sent x
with Pete, Martin
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Sent x
highrepute 31/Mar/09 Sent
nai 25/Mar/09 Sent rpt
with Tim
Don Jebus 23/Mar/09 Sent x
with frazer
sparkass 22/Mar/09 Sent x
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Mar/09 Sent rpt
Tommy G 09/Mar/09 Sent

Did this second session with Bri. Super psyched for Brian who revisited this for a few sessions before sticking it. Inspired. Also, do it the shorties way as it is the best! : )

with Bri Mac
Jeronimo 28/Feb/09 Sent x

very wet top out, so traversed off once hands on top. Took a fall from near top , skimmed shins on the padded out fin on landing, but too much adrenaline to care! Reached the nose from undercut.

with Ben Freeman, Dan Turner
bfreeman 28/Feb/09 Sent x
with Dan and Jay
nai 14/Feb/09 Sent x
galpinos 13/Feb/09 Sent rpt
Alex Mason 08/Feb/09 Sent β

Have been on it before, had move by move beta from tom g, first go of the day from undercuts. Should go back and get from sitter though.

with Tom G and Bry
steve_biczyk 18/Jan/09 Sent

Repeat,first go

with Mark Shea, Emma Curry
Stevie.Toft ??/2009 Sent
kingholmesy ??/2009 Sent x
Fraser13 ??/2009 -
alaan 30/Nov/08 Sent x
Ram MkiV 20/Nov/08 Sent
with Alm, tom &stead
Toby 25/Oct/08 Sent

Retro flash

with Alex and Ben
Tony Little 27/Sep/08 Sent x
with Darren and Claire
TomHaigh 29/Jul/08 Sent x
tlr 29/Jul/08 Sent
with Tom and James
galpinos 10/Feb/08 Sent x

1st try. Felt easy. First new 7a of the year

Chazz 10/Feb/08 Sent x

Abandoned using a painful kneebar when it was pointed out that I can reach the better hold with my right. Sent it next go!

with Jonni Lancaster
Hidden 24/Jan/08 Sent x
Andrew Barker ??/2008 Sent β

First 7a flash.

with Chris Taylor
Hidden ??/2008 Sent
Jake Shaw ??/2008 Sent x
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 11/Dec/07 Sent
with Rachel Hassall
tlr 10/Dec/07 Sent
Hidden 26/Nov/07 Sent rpt
ldmell ?/Nov/07 Sent
Hidden 17/Oct/07 Sent β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 12/Aug/07 Sent x
tedj234 27/Jun/07 Sent x
with Nicolas Rabb
Ram MkiV 15/Mar/07 Sent
with Alex
Hidden 18/Feb/07 Sent
Strong Steve 04/Feb/07 Sent O/S
DavidEvans 20/Jan/07 Lead RP
mbutton ??/2007 Sent x
with Laurie Saxton
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
with john
Hidden 27/Dec/06 -
JPGR 11/Nov/06 Sent x
Hidden User 56 05/Nov/06 Sent x

Felt straight-forward with the short person's beta (See UKB for details).

with Andi_e
A Longleat Boulderer 18/Sep/06 Sent x
with Oli
Neil Amos ?/Jul/06 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 26/Jan/06 Sent rpt
with Nic Sellers
jondude ??/2006 -
Boy ??/2006 -
ginger ??/2006 Sent
rice boy ??/2006 Sent
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Sent x
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Sent x
Hidden 20/Aug/05 Sent x
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/05 Sent O/S
with Will Barbour
g2 ?/Feb/05 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden 09/Mar/04 Sent
Jon Read ??/2004 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Sent
Cassidy ??/2001 Sent
RossG123 ??/2000 Sent
Hidden ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Sent
Mike Owen ?/Oct/97 Sent
with Al Murray, Elaine Owen
nokishatov 01/Mar/96 Sent x
Andrew Jennings ??/1996 Sent
sadams ?/Nov/95 Sent
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