Rockfax Description
The bulge split by a stubborn thin crack. Save a bit for the exit. © Rockfax

FA. Don Whillans 1965

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

Coel Hellier 19/Sep/17 Solo
Stoney Boy 17/Sep/17 Lead rpt
with Clare Reading, Neil Foster
Hidden 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
MWalls96 13/May/17 Lead O/S
with Ian Dillon
pingora 13/May/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/May/17 Lead
Mark Stevenson 04/Apr/17 Solo
abathingjames 19/Feb/17 Sent β
domskezz 14/Feb/17 Solo
Hidden ??/2017 -
Chris Ellis 15/Oct/16 2nd
with Nige Shaw
slab_happy 15/Oct/16 Lead
with Droyd
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Solo
MikeyP 26/May/16 Solo
jimbonfire 24/May/16 Lead rpt
with TT
admackie 23/Mar/16 Solo

highland circuit

with rob
dr_botnik 23/Mar/16 Solo O/S
with Mackie
MrFantastic 20/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Mowglee 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Huw
jwhereat 26/Sep/15 Lead
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 12/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 24/May/15 Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 01/May/15 Solo O/S
with Hannah R, David R, Matt F, Tom A
cpoad 10/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Rich Malcolm 05/Dec/14 Solo β
Somerset swede basher 28/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Solo
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 22/Aug/14 Solo
franhammond92 04/Aug/14 Sent O/S

Good fun and a little scary as I thought I might fall into a tree. Not the 5a the bouldering guide gives it.

with David Robinnette
dannyboy83 13/Jul/14 Solo O/S
fuzzysheep01 10/Jul/14 Solo O/S
edmitchell 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with brmc members
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead dnf
Phil Layton 31/May/14 TR O/S
with Ed
simeclimb68 31/May/14 Solo O/S
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 15/May/14 Solo
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
BTphonehome 11/Apr/14 Solo O/S
charley 02/Feb/14 Solo rpt
Martin Cooper 14/Dec/13 Solo
morganator 14/Dec/13 Solo
with Nick Wallis, Blonde Tom, Martin Cooper, Stan Halstead
adam carless 22/Sep/13 2nd
victim of mathematics 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Packs a punch for such a short route. Whillansy.

with Adam
jimbonfire 21/Sep/13 -
vinni 26/May/13 Lead O/S
with James
jogh 26/May/13 2nd
with Vincent
Cake 11/May/13 Solo O/S
with Matt
Hidden 04/May/13 TR O/S
jshields 03/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/13 Sent O/S
Milne 19/Feb/13 -
Hidden 19/Feb/13 Lead
The Reaper 30/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Solo O/S
eel 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Dan Geh 09/Jul/12 Solo O/S

fun, lovely holds on the bulge

bigdrew 08/Jul/12 Solo
kwaidy 24/Jun/12 TR
with sting
Robin Nichols 24/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Simon_Letman 22/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Clee 12/Mar/12 2nd
with Graeme
Graeme Hammond 12/Mar/12 Lead O/S

has quite a punch for a short route.

with Cleo
Morwood 14/Dec/11 Solo O/S
gingerdave13 19/Nov/11 Sent O/S
thetourist 19/Nov/11 Lead
with Stefan Ericsson
mic_b 02/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Phil
tebs 24/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Had to be done by our top team of retirement-bum-last-of-the-summer-winos for the name alone. Quite strenuous for something so short. Much like the guy who put it up. Worth the 5a it gets in the definitive guide.

with Ralph
Ropeboy 24/Sep/11 Solo

Strenny, more like hardish 5a

mark20 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Good micro route

Hidden 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
tompilgrem 30/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Bob/Tom
andybirtwistle 22/Aug/11 Solo
Marti999 07/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Sidekick 31/Jul/11 Solo O/S
jowgli 28/Jul/11 Sent x
with Jack, will kelsall
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd dog
KarlH 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

It is suprising how much energy a 6m route can use. I was spent after this! Had to whale over the top as had no strength left!

Rich Malcolm 16/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 14/May/11 Sent
Dave Gilling 11/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
DaveFidler 15/Apr/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/11 2nd dog
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jokysparrow ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with shepman
charley 25/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Ange
valentinesbabe 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Took quite a bit of doing up and down to put gear in and then make the move, but glad I persevered. Harder if you're short, Charley just reached straight up to the hold!

tuftynick 22/Mar/11 -
with simon wilson, ben winston
Peakpdr 08/Feb/11 -
with P. Mitchell
Hidden 28/Jan/11 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S
SteWatkins ?/Sep/10 -
Rob Davies 28/Aug/10 Lead
with Phil Ashton
migs493 23/Jul/10 Solo O/S
trigger118 04/Jul/10 TR O/S
mtempest 21/Jun/10 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 21/Jun/10 Lead

Got a bomber nut at the top of the bulge but got hand sequence wrong beyond this and ran out so strength and fell. Got straight back on and completed it second time. A great little route. I would give it HVS 5a.

Hidden 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S
nai 25/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
LivinITlarge 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Beautiful Route worth a star or 2

with Joe
WendyT 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
LankyPaddy 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S
colin milton 14/Jun/09 Lead
with ibbo
SteveM 07/Mar/09 Solo
craig d 08/Oct/08 Solo
bridget143 21/Jul/08 Lead dnf

Failed to make the move over the buldge.

with Jane
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 22/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Pilch 17/Jul/07 Lead
with Ed
EdShep 17/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Pilch
FrankW 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Joe
edd rab 24/May/07 AltLd O/S
popebenedictus 24/May/07 AltLd RP
with Edd Rab
Hidden 31/Mar/07 Solo dnf
thrutch ?/Aug/06 Lead
with johnny b
Nicos 31/May/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Andrew Barker ??/2006 Solo O/S
Tim W 11/Jul/04 Solo
thetourist 12/Jun/04 Lead rpt
with Claire Ryder
Hidden 19/Apr/03 Lead
DerwentDiluted 09/Sep/01 Solo
thetourist 10/Jun/01 TR
chrishedgehog 13/Sep/00 Solo O/S
mikej 17/Oct/99 2nd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 14/Sep/99 Solo
Mark Stevenson 16/Aug/99 Lead O/S
ajc 16/Aug/99 2nd RP
Iain Thow 12/May/98 Solo
rocktigger ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Stu n Clare
Ian Archer 08/Sep/96 Lead O/S
with Tony Morris
andrewbooth1000 03/Aug/96 Lead
with Rob & Mark
cragspud ??/1996 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 16/Sep/95 Solo O/S
Gordon Stainforth 09/Sep/95 2nd
with Mark Clark, Steve Dean
Hidden 14/Jun/95 Solo
Laramadness 10/Oct/93 TR
Roget 04/Jan/92 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1989 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 06/Dec/88 Solo O/S
mark-abz 03/Jun/88 Solo
John Marsland 06/Jul/87 Solo
malc 30/Aug/86 Solo
sadams 15/Jul/86 Solo
Stoney Boy ??/1986 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 02/Oct/85 Solo
with RA
Hidden 13/Apr/85 Solo
Hidden 23/May/82 Solo
uphillnow 11/Jan/81 Solo
Hidden 28/Jun/80 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1980 Solo
Hidden 16/Sep/79 Solo
Hidden 29/Jun/79 Solo
Mark Kemball 13/May/78 Solo
rogerskews ?/Jun/71 -
Andy Say ??/1969 Lead
mikej 17/Sep/67 Solo
with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
mikej 31/Aug/66 Solo dnf

Soloed down from above the bulge.

with Dave Williams
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High 4c
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