Rockfax Description
The narrow slab to the right of the wide crack of Grey Slab. A grade harder if you avoid the arete completely - though artificial. © Rockfax

Tom Metcalf 1990

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Chris Craggs 16 Dec, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Not sure where the E3 came from - its E1 5a. Sorry about that, Chris
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βeta: Not sure where the E3 came from - its E1 5a. Sorry about that, Chris
LakesWinter 24 Jul, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: This was my 1st E1!!!!!!
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βeta: This was my 1st E1!!!!!!
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James Oakes 10 Jul Lead O/S
Nettle 27 Jun TR rpt Solo Top-Rope Session - A 12 foot boulder problem above 30 feet of Severe.
Solo Top-Rope Session - A 12 foot boulder problem above 30 feet of Severe.
lewwhiteley 1 Jun Lead O/S Definitely doesn't feel E1 with the arête. Placed a good hex at the bottom of the slab.
Definitely doesn't feel E1 with the arête. Placed a good hex at the bottom of the slab.
jclarkson25 1 Jun Lead RP Lew lead this first and after I cleaned up the gear I decided to lead it. HVS?
Lew lead this first and after I cleaned up the gear I decided to lead it. HVS?
Hidden 4 May Solo
Paulos87 4 May 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 May 2nd O/S
jopayne1988 4 May Lead O/S
MarkStephenPeck 8 Apr Lead O/S grade higher no arete
grade higher no arete
Arran Turton-Phillips 6 Apr Lead
with Frank Newcombe
with Frank Newcombe
lcullum7 17 Mar 2nd O/S
with Ben Collins
with Ben Collins
Gordon W 17 Feb Lead O/S No arete felt ~ E1
No arete felt ~ E1
OliverRoss 17 Feb 2nd
Ollie Wragg ?? Lead
RM199 7 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Bypassed the lower rockover. Wasn't sure if it was on route.
Bypassed the lower rockover. Wasn't sure if it was on route.
loonylovegood93 7 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
tobichallis 30 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S Actually a pretty dicey route, nice micro placements below first mantle/rock over and a bomb nest under the top slab. Tempted to do the E2 variation next time, got a wee bit sketched out by the lichen on the slab. Nice second by Nick.
Actually a pretty dicey route, nice micro placements below first mantle/rock over and a bomb nest under the top slab. Tempted to do the E2 variation next time, got a wee bit sketched out by the lichen on the slab. Nice second by Nick.
The Reaper 19 Jul, 2018 TR O/S Shunt. Basically one balancy move if you take the purist approach (no arete). The non-purist approach would have reduced the grade to HVS and soft at that.
Shunt. Basically one balancy move if you take the purist approach (no arete). The non-purist approach would have reduced the grade to HVS and soft at that.
Hidden 21 Apr, 2018 Solo O/S
bpclarke 8 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S
Mary Hamilton 24 Sep, 2017 2nd
Mikethe boar 9 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Rick Mattheson
with Rick Mattheson
emma1987 2 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
charley 14 Jan, 2017 Lead O/S Used the arete
Used the arete
Ciderslider 14 Jan, 2017 2nd O/S Tiny pebble near top of slab + friction
with charley
Tiny pebble near top of slab + friction
with charley
dynodean 18 Sep, 2016 2nd β
with Jem, Luke
with Jem, Luke
Hidden 9 May, 2016 -
Hidden ?May, 2016 -
Cake 23 Apr, 2016 2nd rpt Point 17
Point 17
Cake 10 Apr, 2016 2nd rpt
Hidden 10 Apr, 2016 Solo β
Bloke on a Rope 25 Mar, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden 25 Mar, 2016 2nd
Vixie 25 Mar, 2016 2nd dog 1 little take over bulge. I didn't spot the big foot hold before I set off.
1 little take over bulge. I didn't spot the big foot hold before I set off.
Climbster 25 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
ianstevens 25 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S E3 in the the old Rockfax, E2 in the BMC guide and E1 in the new Rockfax. Felt like HVS!
E3 in the the old Rockfax, E2 in the BMC guide and E1 in the new Rockfax. Felt like HVS!
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 Lead
Hidden ?Mar, 2016 2nd
Hidden 21 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S
JEP 30 May, 2015 Lead rpt
Nick1812P 11 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Jake Young 11 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2015 -
adam 24 2 Nov, 2014 2nd O/S Given E3 in the guide??
Given E3 in the guide??
Stuart Johnston 2 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S Gets E3 in my guide! HVS perhaps
with adam 24
Gets E3 in my guide! HVS perhaps
with adam 24
Teappleby 1 Nov, 2014 Solo
pete1993 1 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S one move, quite a fun move though
with Katie
one move, quite a fun move though
with Katie
Hidden 1 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
MSchobitz 25 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
franhammond92 25 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Nice move and pretty safe really. Got a huge cam in the crack and a couple of hexes at the bottom of the crux slab so the fall wouldn't be too bad. Nothing too tricky and very pleasant indeed.
Nice move and pretty safe really. Got a huge cam in the crack and a couple of hexes at the bottom of the crux slab so the fall wouldn't be too bad. Nothing too tricky and very pleasant indeed.
jack01 27 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Luke, mrginna
with Luke, mrginna
Hidden 21 Jul, 2014 -
dannyboy83 1 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 2nd
matthomas79 30 Mar, 2014 Solo RP Quite a nice climb, got to stay away from the aretes though or this becomes way to easy, a bit like Squeezy slab at the Roaches.
Quite a nice climb, got to stay away from the aretes though or this becomes way to easy, a bit like Squeezy slab at the Roaches.
WillDoyle 30 Mar, 2014 Solo
Teappleby 24 Mar, 2014 Lead
with Calum Harvey
with Calum Harvey
charvey 24 Mar, 2014 2nd delicate but short lived
delicate but short lived
dantheoptimist 22 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Used the arete, seemed too easy that way. I'll have to give it a bash without next time.
with Henry Gollop
Used the arete, seemed too easy that way. I'll have to give it a bash without next time.
with Henry Gollop
mrginna 4 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Mar, 2014 2nd O/S
amccann 24 Nov, 2013 Lead Definitely not E3 as in Rockfax. Or 5c either.
Definitely not E3 as in Rockfax. Or 5c either.
tom ?Nov, 2013 Lead dog In the damp. Easy E2 5b seems fair?
In the damp. Easy E2 5b seems fair?
Wayne S 16 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S Pointless route
Pointless route
Hidden 15 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Boy 8 Aug, 2013 Solo
deacondeacon 14 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 14 Aug, 2012 Lead very esey if you think this is e2 then you will be in for qwite a shoke on the other slabs here abouts!
very esey if you think this is e2 then you will be in for qwite a shoke on the other slabs here abouts!
whitehouse_rhys 21 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
MarkRoe 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
BRoe 21 Jul, 2012 Solo O/S
harold walmsley 8 May, 2012 2nd O/S Used the R arete: not 5b like this (so I presume I should not have. Very artificial not to.
with Colin Struthers
Used the R arete: not 5b like this (so I presume I should not have. Very artificial not to.
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 27 Feb, 2012 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 6 Aug, 2011 Lead rpt E2 seems more appropriate (as in definitive guide) providing the arete is not used.
with Ralph
E2 seems more appropriate (as in definitive guide) providing the arete is not used.
with Ralph
Hidden 27 Jul, 2011 Lead
Hidden 18 Apr, 2011 Solo rpt
wi11 3 Apr, 2011 Lead β
with sasmojo
with sasmojo
sasmojo 3 Apr, 2011 2nd
with wi11
with wi11
Hidden 8 Mar, 2011 2nd dog
Hidden 8 Mar, 2011 Solo O/S
AMarchant 8 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 15 Oct, 2010 Lead
with RM199
with RM199
Hidden 18 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt
Geras 18 Sep, 2010 2nd
with NJSharp
with NJSharp
Hidden 29 Aug, 2010 2nd
Somerset swede basher 29 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Sarah, Bernie and Lawrence
with Sarah, Bernie and Lawrence
r@bag 29 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
donkster 22 Aug, 2010 Lead rpt
with trigg
with trigg
nathanlee 11 May, 2010 Solo O/S
Dave Almond 18 Oct, 2009 2nd
NeilGriffiths 18 Oct, 2009 Lead
with Dave Almond
with Dave Almond
Hidden 5 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
donkster 5 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
with DaveNW
markhilton 20 Jul, 2008 2nd
fizzy_elephant 24 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Amy Baker
with Amy Baker
Hidden 2 Mar, 2008 Solo rpt
cooper leek ?Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
with donk
with donk
donkster ?Feb, 2008 Lead rpt
daniel12 ??, 2008 -
daniel12 ??, 2008 -
Sidekick ??, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Nov, 2007 Solo rpt
Luke Brooks 30 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 11 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
Joe Marsh 11 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with NJSharp
with NJSharp
Hidden 19 Jul, 2007 Lead rpt
maybe_si 4 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with james
with james
james.f.williamson 3 May, 2007 2nd
Hidden 3 Mar, 2007 Lead rpt
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Hidden 8 Jul, 2006 Lead rpt
Hidden 1 Apr, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2006 -
Chris the Tall 2 May, 2005 Solo
Chris the Tall 2 May, 2005 Solo
ArnaudG ??, 2004 Solo β
Cake 4 May, 2003 2nd
Hidden 4 May, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Feb, 2001 Lead
tlr ??, 2000 Solo
andybuckley 3 Sep, 1999 Solo
Chris the Tall ?Jun, 1999 Solo O/S
BruceW ??, 1998 Lead O/S Not E1
Not E1
Duncan I ??, 1997 Solo
Charles Arthur 29 Oct, 1995 Solo O/S Done solitarily at the crag. Had a moment of panic at the crux - but told myself just to calm down and climb with my feet. Which probably saved a nasty and complicated fall, but set me up for another later that week.
Done solitarily at the crag. Had a moment of panic at the crux - but told myself just to calm down and climb with my feet. Which probably saved a nasty and complicated fall, but set me up for another later that week.
Hidden 20 Sep, 1992 Lead
goi.ashmore 8 Mar, 1992 Solo O/S
NickJH ?Sep, 1991 -
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 1987 Solo O/S
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