Rockfax Description
A fine climb up the side-wall. Head steeply to the short flake, place decent gear here then commit to moves round right to access a ledge. Head up the bold slab to a ledge and a finish up a short arete. © Rockfax

Barrie Dixon, Tom Proctor

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

Mark Duncan 30/Oct Lead rpt

Repeat lead. It's steady but gear by your feet on crux moves and slopey(ish) top out.

with Rich
melv 02/Sep Lead O/S
with Fi
davewsargent 31/Aug 2nd
with paul t
davewsargent 31/Aug 2nd
with paul t
MusicalMountaineer 24/Jun 2nd O/S

Lovely, a climb of two halves.

with Joe
fuzzysheep01 24/Jun Lead O/S
Mr Wild 26/May Lead O/S

Bold once on the face but the moves are fine once you go

James rogers86 12/Apr Lead

once on the ledge got my left foot up then i could reach the side pull easy and I'm short lovely climb.

Mark Duncan 12/Apr Lead β

James showed me how, so found it straight forward. I found it a little awkward standing on the ledge, but the crux moves were nice. Great route.

Gus 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with James Maxwell
stevelismore 04/Aug/16 2nd O/S

A slightly longer reach would have helped with this one! Couldn't quite reach the crucial sidepull.

with Trevor PCC
Bradbury 26/Jul/16 Lead O/S
MikeyP 22/Jun/16 Lead
MikeyP 05/Jun/16 TR

Bottled it... again

Ardo 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 30/May/15 Solo rpt
with Roger
Roget 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with robin
Roget 30/May/15 Solo rpt
with robin
martinbettridge06 14/May/15 Lead
with Alan parker
The Reaper 21/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Lead RP
mapperley samurai 27/Jul/14 Lead dnf

Backed off the final moves aware of how low down the gear is. Abbing down to retrieve the gear showed the top holds to be covered in thick/crumbly litchenous growth. Take care.

Hardcore Pat 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
fatbuoybazza 19/May/14 Lead O/S

Tricky getting around corner then no gear after.. Twitchy ring..

with AnnB
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
Oliver Houston 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/14 2nd O/S
The Reaper 24/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 12/Apr/14 Lead
vanderz 16/Sep/13 Lead O/S
jshields 14/Aug/13 Lead

Repeat, first done in 96.

Jimbo C 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Nice big moves in the lower part followed by a precarious and bold feeling upper part.

with Chris, Pete
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 26/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/12 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle 02/Aug/12 Lead
keith Lonsdale 02/Aug/12 2nd
petemeads 26/Jul/12 2nd

Delicate moves with protection out of sight and getting further away all the time... Not sure I could have lead this today.

with Masa
masa-alpin 26/Jul/12 Lead RP

I seconded last year (hence "worked").

with Pete Meads, Jamie R, Martin L
shaky2 19/Jun/12 Lead
petellis 05/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Sloth
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Alkis 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Started raining when I got to the ledge on the right. Waited 15 minutes for it to stop and dry out. Took a little bit to psyche myself for the top, which is much much easier than it looks.

chrisclimber_1986 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with alkis
chumleywarner 29/May/12 2nd O/S
charley 29/May/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. Not sure if I missed a gear placement, wouldn't of wanted to fluff the crux. Felt committing and a bit exposed but wasn't as bad as it seemed when you went for it. Wasn't easy though.

cpoad 08/Apr/12 Lead dnf

Hmmm, had it as VS in my guide book. Didn't like committing to the tricky top move with gear way below me.

with Richard W
Martin Cooper 29/Mar/12 2nd


with Greg Cunningham
Hidden 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jenny Clarke ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with dave
Hidden 25/Feb/12 2nd
mark20 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
catblack 17/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Nice climb. Couldn't reach the sidepull from the ledge so had to do a hard, thin move(5b?) to get it quite a bit above gear, fun times (especially as it was trying to drizzle). Would be much less exciting for the tall!

Jim Slater 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Sep/11 2nd rpt

also 2nded with Jim 26-4-2013, with Andy Winter 26-7-2016

rich_hw 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
cem 14/Aug/11 Lead β
Kirill 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 30/Jun/11 2nd β

Brian lead it. It is graded as VS 4c in the old definitive Chatsworth guidebook. No way! It would warrant VS even without the crux, which is hard 5a (maybe easier for the tall?) and is poorly protected.

with Natalie C, Matt B, Anni, Brian Q
Hidden ?/Jun/11 -
Hidden 25/May/11 2nd
stephenhartley 13/May/11 2nd
with Burns
Hidden 17/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead
Different Steve 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Guy Reid
Jonathan Hall 09/Oct/10 Lead

Much harder if you cant reach the sidepull.

disturbed_one51 09/Oct/10 2nd
with Wee man
chrisbussell 05/Oct/10 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
dpmUK 22/Sep/10 Lead dog
with Jen
Col Allott 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
arctic_jen 22/Sep/10 2nd
with Dan
joese7en 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
greenclimb 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
bigdan050 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Tosh
Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S

felt HVS as per the new guide to me, though that could have been more to do with it being fairly warm, even so the top felt a bit run out. What wasn't in question is the quality in its current state

with Rob
Ketu 22/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 -
Pilch 07/May/09 Lead O/S

A great route with a committing move to finish, lots of debate about the great but agreed that this is a VS

with Graham and Jim1
goi.ashmore 08/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
crossdressingrodney 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Fairly tough 4c move needed to mantle into a rhoddy bush, with feet 2 or 3 metres above (admittedly very good) gear. A little nervy.

with Jaime
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Lead
Sankey 02/Jan/06 Lead dnf

Greased off at the top!

with Sam
Hidden 07/Jun/03 Lead
nickdonohue 31/May/03 2nd
with Jim Barradale
cem 24/Mar/02 Lead dnf
with Gawain Edwards
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Bill G
Hidden 22/Feb/98 2nd
Hidden ??/1985 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 17/Apr/83 Lead
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