Rockfax Description
6m. Climb up the centre of the wall to testing exit via the diagonal crack. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Start 2m left of the arete and jam the slanting breaks to finish up the twin cracks. High in the grade.

first appeared in the 1973 guidebook

Ticklists: The Pearson-Tanner Roaches Expedition, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS.

Rob Gillespie 24/Sep Solo
Ben1983 23/Jul Lead β
Stephen3005 09/Jul 2nd
stvey 26/Jun Sent x
rohai545 22/Jun Lead
with Helen, Chris Cope
Hidden 17/Jun Sent rpt
Ben_Bullbridge 28/May Lead G/U
with Dave
Whealiebob 28/May 2nd β
with Cooper
PhillS 24/Apr Lead dnf

Thought this looked like a challenging climb from the bottom but the Rockfax had it as HS 4a so I gave it a try... About half way up I had to give up after a couple of rests from very cold and tired hands.

with Clare
GargoyleFeet 11/Mar Lead O/S
with Ian
FeargalR 29/Aug/16 2nd β
atom 29/Aug/16 Solo O/S

Bit slimy at the top but found a good hold just left of top to finish

oldvicar 03/Jul/16 Lead

Rockfax had it as HS 4A which is ridiculous. Quite hard for VS!

Kinge 05/Jun/16 Lead dnf
with Lydia
Lydaisy 05/Jun/16 2nd
with Michael
TJ Mather 07/May/16 2nd dog
Joecartmell 07/May/16 Lead
Rob Gillespie 10/Jan/16 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 23/Jul/15 Solo
Cheese Monkey 04/Jul/15 Solo dnf

Rockfax has this at HS 4a. Thought it was tough and backed off solo. Now I understand

Valentino 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/15 Lead
DanChad 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Chris Murray 15/Mar/15 Lead

Rockfax are taking the piss giving this HS 4a. Especially comparing it to an "HVS" like Sunset Slab at Frogatt.

with tom bre
tom bre 15/Mar/15 2nd rpt
with Chris
JimboWizbo 05/Oct/14 2nd

Short but involving

with Beth
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
TJ Mather 31/Aug/14 Lead dog
Bullybones 27/Aug/14 Sent
Jordanh031 20/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Andrew Abraham 12/Jul/14 2nd rpt
monsteratt 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
rockman 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S

A sandbag at HS

timcedwards 20/Jun/14 2nd
Andrew Abraham 10/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ceara
kermit_uk 26/May/14 Lead O/S
howsthebeef 05/May/14 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead
mikealexpayne 22/Sep/13 Lead
gazzij 31/Aug/13 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Solo O/S
PeteWilson 04/Jun/13 Solo O/S
with sam yarwood
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead
Joey C 26/May/13 -
with Jordan cossey
augustus trout 19/May/13 Lead β
Chriswallis2 07/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/May/13 Solo rpt
musicl3e 06/May/13 TR dnf

Need to practise the last move.

Becky E 17/Feb/13 2nd
Graeme Hammond 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Becky E
Bullybones 05/Nov/12 Sent
Hidden 13/Oct/12 TR O/S
Hannes B 23/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 26/Aug/12 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Solo
markblair 28/May/12 2nd dog
with Alison Dixon
Hidden 21/May/12 Solo rpt
Paul Hy 13/May/12 TR O/S
with Ian
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/12 Solo rpt
pepperpot 27/Mar/12 2nd dog
with Ralph Atkinson
Souljah 25/Mar/12 Solo
with Dave and Andi
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Solo rpt
augustus trout 25/Feb/12 TR
Hidden 13/Aug/11 2nd
andybirtwistle 21/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Alistair Corbett 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with john corbett, sam corbett
sam corbett 19/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/11 Sent
maggsy 04/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Steven Wai, Scott Humphries
scotty h 04/Jun/11 2nd dog

tires you out

Shortarse.Crowley ?/Jun/11 Solo
with Justin Critchlow
Chris Murray ?/May/11 2nd
with Richard Bower
donkster 13/Apr/11 Lead
with pete buswell
Hidden 13/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Nick Rundall 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Youd
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd dog
Hidden 08/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
donkster 21/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with trigg, ben
Bullybones 16/Nov/10 Sent
jmjw 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Good gear but hard moves not HS 4a

with Kat K, Sophie R
Josh Maye 09/Oct/10 TR
Mark Hatton 05/Sep/10 TR dog
with Jo Wood
Mark Dennison 18/Jun/10 Solo
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/10 2nd O/S
georgebe 21/May/10 Lead O/S

Had to use a toe hook in the break to keep me on during the rock over mantle. Not an HS 4a as per the book !

Ky 17/May/10 Lead dog

Ha....most pumped ive been on a 4a climb!!

with Tim
Hidden 17/May/10 2nd O/S
RichT 13/May/10 Solo
Allan Watson 21/Mar/10 Sent
Hidden ??/2010 -
ozbaker ??/2010 Lead rpt
Marvino 08/Nov/09 Lead
with Rach
Jo wood 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Mark Hatton, Leanne Rhoden, Jo Hepburn, Dylan Burgess
Mark Hatton 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
with Jo Hepburn
donkster 25/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 25/Oct/09 2nd dog
Rob Davies 18/Sep/09 Lead
with Phil Ashton
popebenedictus 22/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
bobpilgrem 11/Aug/09 TR

Had to back of lead- found the thin cracks very awkward- but eventually did it. Latest Rockfax gives it HS 4a !! - thought it a hard 5a.

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 11/Aug/09 TR dnf
with Dad
SGD 13/Jul/09 Lead

This was good. Vicky didn't make it up :-(

DerwentDiluted 11/Jul/09 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Rampikino 28/Jun/09 Lead
with Cat
hapymike 04/Jun/09 Lead
dknibb 25/May/09 Lead
with Gavin
gav 25/May/09 2nd dog

Tired myself out at the jam getting gear out, so had to slump and have a rest. No problems otherwise

with Dave
RichT 05/Apr/09 Solo
Rock Fairy 05/Apr/09 2nd

Found this ALOT easier this time!

with Dave & Mike & Sharon
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
john lynch 03/Jul/08 Lead
with mike lynch
martin one 14/Jun/08 Lead
with Sue
thrutch 10/Jun/08 Solo
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Alfredo ?/Nov/07 Lead
with Ben H
Barry D 04/Sep/07 AltLd
with Chris M
Rock Fairy 10/Jun/07 2nd

I found this hard.

with david
Peakphil 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

nice little mini route....NEVER HVS though; solid 5a move but only 3 metres up and by as much bomb proof gear as you've bothered to take with you!!

Col Allott 24/May/07 Solo O/S

if you use the right hand its a great hand jam! 'Requiem for tired fingers'next door is a great cunning boulder prob.

John Eley ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Rampikino 04/May/05 Lead
with Liz Hay
Gus 11/Apr/02 Solo
FrankW 17/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Mark L
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 18/Mar/00 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/99 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/97 2nd
Stoney Boy 22/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 18/Jun/95 Solo O/S
Duncan Bourne 30/Apr/94 Lead dog
with D Hanson
Hidden 21/Jun/92 Lead
andrew300169 20/Jun/92 Solo
tlr 30/Jun/91 Solo
Roget 04/May/91 Solo rpt
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Roget 17/Jun/89 2nd O/S
with jim
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