11m.

Rockfax Description
A good physical pitch. Jam the widening crack on the right - tricky to start - to reach ledges. Squirm up the wide chimney/crack to easier ground then mantel between 'the paps', or escape off right for an easier time. © Rockfax

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Eastern Grit Jamming, Wide Cracks, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Thrutch and Clutch, UK road to wide crack mastery, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Froggat and Curbar Big Cracks

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Iain Thow 17 Mar, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Failed on this when it was embarrassingly graded severe. Glad to see it upgraded. at least 2 5a moves
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Calum Wadsworth 29 Jul Lead O/S Start is upsettingly tricky. Great route though.
with Em Hewison, Joe Longbottom
Start is upsettingly tricky. Great route though.
with Em Hewison, Joe Longbottom
emilyhewison 29 Jul 2nd Exciting heel hook flop to mantel! Surprisingly nice flow throughout. Chunk of ankle went MIA.
Exciting heel hook flop to mantel! Surprisingly nice flow throughout. Chunk of ankle went MIA.
JendeHoxar 22 Jun 2nd O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Jim Walton 22 Jun 2nd O/S Soft at the grade except for the top out which is spicy (if you can jam)
with Andy Barker
Soft at the grade except for the top out which is spicy (if you can jam)
with Andy Barker
Flavio 22 Jun Lead rpt #10 Jamfest
#10 Jamfest
Andrew Barker 22 Jun Lead O/S
Budge 19 Jun Lead O/S Chickened put and did the VS finish
with Mike Oates
Chickened put and did the VS finish
with Mike Oates
Nafclimbsrocks 28 Apr 2nd
with Rob Gillespie
with Rob Gillespie
Rob Gillespie 28 Apr Lead O/S
jimbonfire 22 Apr Lead O/S good climbing
good climbing
Hidden 30 Mar Lead O/S
BlueJohn 30 Mar 2nd
with slacky
with slacky
mattlyons 24 Feb Lead G/U Slipped out of the crack at the start, not my best day...
with Lenny
Slipped out of the crack at the start, not my best day...
with Lenny
Lenny 24 Feb 2nd O/S
with Matt
with Matt
mountaingoatgirl 19 Nov, 2018 2nd I jumped on to the 'paps'!!
with Mel
I jumped on to the 'paps'!!
with Mel
MikeyP 21 Oct, 2018 Lead
George Frisby 7 Oct, 2018 Lead dnf Great jamming moves at the bottom, bit harder than they look from the ground. Got too scared to commit to the offwidth squirm as no idea whether there would be any gear in it so lowered off the chockstone.
Great jamming moves at the bottom, bit harder than they look from the ground. Got too scared to commit to the offwidth squirm as no idea whether there would be any gear in it so lowered off the chockstone.
George Frisby 7 Oct, 2018 2nd rpt Offwidth turned out to be ok with some gear in on second, loved the top out move, not sure if I'd do it on lead though.
Offwidth turned out to be ok with some gear in on second, loved the top out move, not sure if I'd do it on lead though.
pingora 18 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with mskngch
with mskngch
mskngch 18 Aug, 2018 Lead
with pingora
with pingora
fechtn 9 Aug, 2018 2nd
Julesthe1st 4 Aug, 2018 Lead Was forced out right on the first two moves and used the ledge around the arete. Pretty sure this is not in but given the 25degree afternoon heat and direct sun I'll take it. Enjoyed the beached-whaling on the top out. Took me a minute or two to commit to that!
with Richard Sullivan
Was forced out right on the first two moves and used the ledge around the arete. Pretty sure this is not in but given the 25degree afternoon heat and direct sun I'll take it. Enjoyed the beached-whaling on the top out. Took me a minute or two to commit to that!
with Richard Sullivan
guy127917 7 Jun, 2018 Lead G/U
Bones [:B 7 Jun, 2018 2nd
Hidden 21 Apr, 2018 2nd
JulesV 21 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with SV
with SV
Guy Bennell ?Apr, 2018 2nd
MrFantastic 26 Mar, 2018 2nd
with RayG
with RayG
RayG 26 Mar, 2018 Lead Sloped off to the right.
Sloped off to the right.
Hidden 8 Oct, 2017 Lead
Fiona Hughes 8 Oct, 2017 2nd
with SP
with SP
Kirill 24 Sep, 2017 Lead
with Ciaran
with Ciaran
Hidden 10 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 3 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
with bigdrew
with bigdrew
bigdrew 3 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
poeter210 8 Jul, 2017 2nd dog
with druss
with druss
Hidden 2 Jul, 2017 2nd
riff156 2 Jul, 2017 Lead G/U Took the easy option as would of been one hell of a fall if I'd slipped off the paps
with gritnit
Took the easy option as would of been one hell of a fall if I'd slipped off the paps
with gritnit
Hidden 11 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
g1m147 21 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Mick.
with Mick.
Hidden 20 May, 2017 2nd rpt
Hidden 6 May, 2017 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 6 May, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 25 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
royle883 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Mar, 2017 Lead dog
Gympaul 31 Jul, 2016 Lead
Tubs 22 May, 2016 Lead O/S
w-watson 15 May, 2016 Lead
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 15 May, 2016 2nd
Hidden 9 Apr, 2016 Lead G/U
Hidden 12 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S
Andypeak 17 Aug, 2015 Lead
Hidden 2 Aug, 2015 2nd dog
poeter210 2 Aug, 2015 Lead β No bellyflop
with druss
No bellyflop
with druss
Hidden 2 Aug, 2015 2nd
Phil Layton 7 Jun, 2015 Lead dnf Too knackered to get off the ground :(
with Phil Laxton
Too knackered to get off the ground :(
with Phil Laxton
Hidden 23 May, 2015 Solo O/S
Neil McA 20 May, 2015 2nd rpt
with jon Lawton
with jon Lawton
soph 4 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Clare Jane carter, belay bunny turned bad
with Clare Jane carter, belay bunny turned bad
belay bunny turned bad 4 May, 2015 2nd
with soph, CJC
with soph, CJC
ipfreely 1 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Hidden ?May, 2015 2nd O/S
clairejane ?May, 2015 2nd
with Sophie
with Sophie
morganator 26 Apr, 2015 Solo
bencole 18 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
Heather Osborne 8 Apr, 2015 Lead G/U Underestimated the start and messed up the first go, panicked and came down. Manned up and lead it second go, though I was really scared getting up the first crack! Loved the route and did the mantle finish (after a lot of faffing around!)
Underestimated the start and messed up the first go, panicked and came down. Manned up and lead it second go, though I was really scared getting up the first crack! Loved the route and did the mantle finish (after a lot of faffing around!)
Hidden 8 Apr, 2015 2nd
Hidden 1 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Oct, 2014 2nd
PeteH 24 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
with Chris Fox
with Chris Fox
chris fox ?Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with PeteH
with PeteH
Jimbo C 24 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S The jamming crack was greasy, steep and desperate. Did the paps mantel. Fierce.
with Chris, Spiros
The jamming crack was greasy, steep and desperate. Did the paps mantel. Fierce.
with Chris, Spiros
Dan Geh 29 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
AMJ098 29 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
tgeh 29 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
with imogene, adam jordan, dan geh
with imogene, adam jordan, dan geh
dannyboy83 1 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2014 2nd
deacondeacon 22 May, 2014 Lead O/S HVS 5a with the mantle. infact HVS 5a for the starting crack too.
HVS 5a with the mantle. infact HVS 5a for the starting crack too.
john_ni 27 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S chickened out of the top mantel as per guide
with rich_hw
chickened out of the top mantel as per guide
with rich_hw
Oliver Houston ?Apr, 2014 Lead β Tim tried starting moves, I took over...
Tim tried starting moves, I took over...
TimG 29 Mar, 2014 2nd β tried to lead it. failed miserably, then 2nd oli up it
tried to lead it. failed miserably, then 2nd oli up it
lukimotaka 16 Feb, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Feb, 2014 Lead O/S
nimajneb ?Feb, 2014 Lead
DaveFidler 2 Jan, 2014 Lead O/S
with Swiss Chlo?
with Swiss Chlo?
lukimotaka ?Jan, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Hidden 30 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
tgeh 26 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
with Liam
with Liam
Tony Kartawick 6 Oct, 2013 Lead
with peat
with peat
Hidden 6 Oct, 2013 2nd
Dan Vaj 4 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Dave Chidgey
with Dave Chidgey
Hidden 6 May, 2013 Lead dog
Harri777 6 May, 2013 2nd HVS 5a in the guide, which seems more reasonable.
with Simon H
HVS 5a in the guide, which seems more reasonable.
with Simon H
m675bowsl 21 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Andy Kirby
with Andy Kirby
will9911 18 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
with Sarah little
with Sarah little
Hidden 6 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Oct, 2012 2nd
patsaunders ?Oct, 2012 Lead
Hidden 29 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
TRFrost 16 Sep, 2012 Lead β
with W. Hooke
with W. Hooke
Wil.Hooke 16 Sep, 2012 Lead β
with TRFrost
with TRFrost
SuperstarDJ 9 Sep, 2012 2nd dnf Epic fail. Struggled to get off the ground. I've not climbed enough 5a to know but certainly much harder than 4b. Won't be trying it again in a hurry. Looks a fine route though!
Epic fail. Struggled to get off the ground. I've not climbed enough 5a to know but certainly much harder than 4b. Won't be trying it again in a hurry. Looks a fine route though!
Just Another Dave 9 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Surely no more than VS 4c for the start - there are harder 4c jam cracks around!, but worth a comedy HVS 5a for the final mantel!
Surely no more than VS 4c for the start - there are harder 4c jam cracks around!, but worth a comedy HVS 5a for the final mantel!
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 2nd β
Hidden 2 Sep, 2012 Lead
adam carless 2 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S did the right hand 5a start and the HVS "hug the paps" finish. Made for quite a soft touch HVS 5a, but great quality,
did the right hand 5a start and the HVS "hug the paps" finish. Made for quite a soft touch HVS 5a, but great quality,
SecretSquirrel 2 Sep, 2012 2nd
victim of mathematics 2 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S 5a to get off the ground, graunchy fun thereafter.
5a to get off the ground, graunchy fun thereafter.
stuaart 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with Dave Payne, Neil Redgrave
with Dave Payne, Neil Redgrave
eel 18 Jun, 2012 Sent O/S
fatbuoybazza 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Mikael
with Mikael
harold walmsley 22 Mar, 2012 Solo O/S Hard to start but soon eases
Hard to start but soon eases
Graeme Hammond 17 Mar, 2012 2nd rpt
Jim Slater 17 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
john lynch 13 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Steven Andrews 22 Oct, 2011 Lead really tough start but then classic gritstone all the way to the top.
really tough start but then classic gritstone all the way to the top.
Mr. K 16 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 19 Sep, 2011 2nd
with Tamati
with Tamati
mark20 17 Sep, 2011 Lead β On Matt's gear
On Matt's gear
Hidden 17 Sep, 2011 2nd
eel 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Oceanic 13 Aug, 2011 -
keith Lonsdale 2 Aug, 2011 2nd
andybirtwistle 2 Aug, 2011 Lead 4b?The route I did had a 5a start!Where does 4b come from? Definitive guide has 4c and Rockfax 5a
4b?The route I did had a 5a start!Where does 4b come from? Definitive guide has 4c and Rockfax 5a
Hidden 14 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
belay bunny turned bad 14 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with loundsy
with loundsy
cragtyke 2 May, 2011 2nd
with Fragmod, john g
with Fragmod, john g
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Jonathan Hall 16 Nov, 2010 2nd
with RM199
with RM199
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 2nd
hrgcb 2 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with prinny
with prinny
Hidden 30 Aug, 2010 2nd
HimTiggins 15 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 24 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S not much gear but atleast its not hard
not much gear but atleast its not hard
Jim Slater 24 Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
RM199 ??, 2010 Lead O/S With papa topout. Awesome
With papa topout. Awesome
buxtoncoffeelover ??, 2010 2nd
Hidden 28 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 28 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
mattyork2 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with GrantB
with GrantB
mel holmes 29 Aug, 2009 2nd
with James_D
with James_D
James_D 29 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Definately HVS with the mantel finish.
Definately HVS with the mantel finish.
Mick r 23 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
with Scott, Martin Haworth
with Scott, Martin Haworth
Hidden 25 May, 2009 Lead O/S
Diggler 9 May, 2009 2nd
with dave connelly
with dave connelly
Hidden 2 May, 2009 Lead O/S
jchenoweth 2 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with Charlie Jeynes
with Charlie Jeynes
Hidden 11 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
JWB 2 Jan, 2009 Lead O/S Hard start...... definitly not a 4C start. HVS 5a in my guide book.
with Karen
Hard start...... definitly not a 4C start. HVS 5a in my guide book.
with Karen
Hidden ??, 2009 -
Martin Haworth 19 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 19 Oct, 2008 2nd dog Fell off initial crack!Very tough mantle exit.
Fell off initial crack!Very tough mantle exit.
howlingbaboon 27 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S with HVS mantle finish
with HVS mantle finish
Pilch 14 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S not sure what grade this needs to be
with Graham and Ed
not sure what grade this needs to be
with Graham and Ed
EdShep 13 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
with Pilch and Graham
with Pilch and Graham
craig matheson ?Apr, 2007 Solo O/S
John Lisle ??, 2007 -
Hidden 10 Apr, 2005 Lead
kylo-342 ?Jul, 2004 Lead
with Keith
with Keith
mikej 22 Jun, 2004 2nd
with Rick Naylor
with Rick Naylor
cem 13 Apr, 2003 2nd
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
runestone 15 Sep, 2002 Lead O/S
with Blod
with Blod
ArnaudG 19 May, 2002 2nd
with PennyL
with PennyL
PennyL 19 May, 2002 Lead O/S
with ArnaudG
with ArnaudG
steveb2006 8 May, 2002 Solo
ArnaudG ??, 2002 -
with Penny
with Penny
Hidden 8 Oct, 2000 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 19 Mar, 2000 -
with Ray Hughes, MT
with Ray Hughes, MT
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Jamie B ?May, 1999 Lead Very physical, not a pushover at the grade!
with Anthony Celli
Very physical, not a pushover at the grade!
with Anthony Celli
Roget 9 Oct, 1998 Solo O/S
Hidden 28 Jun, 1998 TR
Hidden ??, 1997 -
Rog Wilko ?Oct, 1996 Lead sandbag.
with Debbie Wilkinson
sandbag.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 6 Jul, 1995 2nd
crossleysm ??, 1995 Lead O/S
roncaves 28 May, 1994 2nd
with Ian Smith
with Ian Smith
Hidden 17 May, 1994 Lead O/S
steveb2006 8 Aug, 1993 Solo
Hidden ?Apr, 1991 Lead
ajtay ??, 1990 -
with Various
with Various
Andy Say 14 Mar, 1981 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1980 Solo
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
uphillnow ??, 1980 -
Nigel Bond 4 Jun, 1978 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
with Tony Cuddy
Hidden 29 Apr, 1978 Lead
Hidden 16 Jul, 1977 Solo O/S
Hidden 10 Jul, 1977 Lead
Derek Ryden ??, 1976 Solo O/S
rogerskews ??, 1971 -
Hidden 16 Nov, 1968 -
mikej 25 Feb, 1967 Lead
with Frank Chester
with Frank Chester
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Voting
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 41
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 39
Votes cast 36
Style of ascent
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Toproped
Bouldered
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