Rockfax Description
A fingery eliminate direct up the centre of the face with some neat moves along the way. © Rockfax

FA. Graham Parkes, Chris Craggs

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Dr Toph 6 Jul Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 5 Jul Lead O/S Good crimpy climbing. If you're strict with the central line from the foot of the buttress, this has a couple of hard moves in the first third, particularly for the short. Easier but bolder above. Worth the E1 5b.
Good crimpy climbing. If you're strict with the central line from the foot of the buttress, this has a couple of hard moves in the first third, particularly for the short. Easier but bolder above. Worth the E1 5b.
PhilIpGBailey 5 Jul 2nd Andy gave good account. Bottom 1/3 was much harder than the rest
Andy gave good account. Bottom 1/3 was much harder than the rest
janegallwey 19 Jun 2nd O/S
luke_blazejewski 16 Jun 2nd O/S Climbed this in a heavy rainstorm. Can't believe that I managed to get up without any falls! Every hold dripping.
Climbed this in a heavy rainstorm. Can't believe that I managed to get up without any falls! Every hold dripping.
outdoors.nick 16 Jun Lead O/S We were working off the definitive guide which has it at HVS. First stanage E1!
We were working off the definitive guide which has it at HVS. First stanage E1!
laurarjhowe 1 Jun 2nd dog
with R Brown
with R Brown
Pixie-Andy 1 Jun Lead dnf Yo Lizzy, I had a good look at 2 x guidebooks and fairly sure I can't claim an E1 5b. According to the definitive guide book i only climbed the 2nd half of the E1 5b. And I suspect despite spaced and thin gear, the crux was the first half of the route. Sorry!
Yo Lizzy, I had a good look at 2 x guidebooks and fairly sure I can't claim an E1 5b. According to the definitive guide book i only climbed the 2nd half of the E1 5b. And I suspect despite spaced and thin gear, the crux was the first half of the route. Sorry!
R Brown 1 Jun Lead O/S
lizzyjones.uk 1 Jun 2nd Didn’t do direct start
Didn’t do direct start
Benweazle 1 Jun Lead O/S
lewis_james84 29 May 2nd
karinbradbury 24 May 2nd
lucybradbury 24 May Lead O/S classic stanage :)
classic stanage :)
Dave Garnett 21 May TR O/S Led as far as the traverse of Louisiana Rib OK but got stopped by the very thin and reachy move up from there. Maybe I'm just rusty but seemed pretty bold to me. Long time since I've been rescued! Certainly good value for the HVS it gets in the BMC guide.
with John Jefferies
Led as far as the traverse of Louisiana Rib OK but got stopped by the very thin and reachy move up from there. Maybe I'm just rusty but seemed pretty bold to me. Long time since I've been rescued! Certainly good value for the HVS it gets in the BMC guide.
with John Jefferies
John Jefferies 21 May 2nd O/S
@samtaylorphotos 14 May Lead O/S Opted for a grippy but harder crimp over the obvious pocket at the crux due to insane amounts of chalk making it feel a bit sketchy. My style of climbing though, enjoyed it thoroughly. 1st E1 5b.
Opted for a grippy but harder crimp over the obvious pocket at the crux due to insane amounts of chalk making it feel a bit sketchy. My style of climbing though, enjoyed it thoroughly. 1st E1 5b.
alistairbaron 14 May 2nd
charley 5 May Lead O/S
with SarahIsaac
with SarahIsaac
Hidden 21 Mar Lead
Olliebradbury 26 Feb 2nd O/S
with Trevor
with Trevor
myrddinmuse 29 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S Thought it was a HVS, but not overly surprised at the upgrade. Felt good in the shade.
with Me myself and I
Thought it was a HVS, but not overly surprised at the upgrade. Felt good in the shade.
with Me myself and I
pog100 24 Sep, 2018 2nd
with Ian A, Cath Walton
with Ian A, Cath Walton
Jules Lane 29 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Much easier for the tall !
with Mynydd Catherine E
Much easier for the tall !
with Mynydd Catherine E
TwofoZeus 14 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Very bold, good solid and slightly desperate climbing but very bold crux. Maybe being short and sticking to the true eliminate made it harder. Micro gear FTW
Very bold, good solid and slightly desperate climbing but very bold crux. Maybe being short and sticking to the true eliminate made it harder. Micro gear FTW
Michael Bortoluzzi 14 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Forgot my nut key, so ended up using a brush that was on my chalk bag to remove a nut. Lifetime achievement right there. 2 star moves on an eliminate line.
Forgot my nut key, so ended up using a brush that was on my chalk bag to remove a nut. Lifetime achievement right there. 2 star moves on an eliminate line.
Hidden 14 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
bradleyrichards93 14 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Dizz 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Proper bold. Very good. Mistake for the VS.
with Sophie Ed
Proper bold. Very good. Mistake for the VS.
with Sophie Ed
Manc88 26 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Long runout in the middle section if you're strict with the line (perhaps I was too strict!), coupla hard moves on it too, so definitely E1 5b in my book.
with Jake
Long runout in the middle section if you're strict with the line (perhaps I was too strict!), coupla hard moves on it too, so definitely E1 5b in my book.
with Jake
Hidden 21 Jun, 2018 -
climberchristy 31 May, 2018 Lead rpt Enjoyable despite very hot and humid conditions
with LMS
Enjoyable despite very hot and humid conditions
with LMS
LMS 31 May, 2018 2nd Lovely route... Lots of little holds felt hard to use in todays heat and humidity.. And would be very bold without small cams I think! Christy cruised it of course...
Lovely route... Lots of little holds felt hard to use in todays heat and humidity.. And would be very bold without small cams I think! Christy cruised it of course...
Hidden 15 May, 2018 -
Hidden 12 May, 2018 Lead
Luke Jones 12 May, 2018 2nd
Hidden 12 Oct, 2017 Lead
AugustusSala 12 Oct, 2017 TR dog
WillRhodes 8 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S Took a little while to first reach the crimp and then commit to it. Slightly sandbagged in the bmc guide as HVS 5a, definitely 5b - especially for the shorter of us - and perhaps low E1. Good.
Took a little while to first reach the crimp and then commit to it. Slightly sandbagged in the bmc guide as HVS 5a, definitely 5b - especially for the shorter of us - and perhaps low E1. Good.
Montecore 8 Oct, 2017 2nd O/S Felt very soft, but then I wasn't on the sharp end!
Felt very soft, but then I wasn't on the sharp end!
strudles 8 Oct, 2017 Lead O/S
with Rikki
with Rikki
Hidden 26 Sep, 2017 -
Hidden 24 Sep, 2017 Lead
bencole 17 Sep, 2017 2nd
climberchristy 17 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Decent route. Enjoyable. Low end E1.
with bencole
Decent route. Enjoyable. Low end E1.
with bencole
matt.stevenson 24 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
HenryMeier 20 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with j.kirby
with j.kirby
j.kirby 20 Aug, 2017 Lead
steveb2006 17 Aug, 2017 Lead
Ben Bransby 16 Aug, 2017 Solo
Hidden 4 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Michael Morrell 4 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Neil McA 29 Jul, 2017 2nd rpt
with Jake McAdie
with Jake McAdie
Hidden 3 Jul, 2017 -
ned_85 13 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Joe White, Scott Marc Berry
with Joe White, Scott Marc Berry
Hidden 18 May, 2017 -
Kirill 2 Apr, 2017 2nd
with Peter Brown
with Peter Brown
The Grist 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
with Lee Hamilton
harry.morrish 15 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Mar, 2017 -
MrFantastic 25 Oct, 2016 Solo dnf
9fingerjon 2 Oct, 2016 2nd
Hidden 2 Oct, 2016 Lead rpt
Yoshi 2 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S Really enjoyed this line.
with Mike505
Really enjoyed this line.
with Mike505
Mike505 2 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
with Henry
with Henry
cragsman9000 4 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
with bob_cbr
with bob_cbr
ralphio 27 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S E1 probably about right. A couple of naughty holds and spaced gear.
with Mike
E1 probably about right. A couple of naughty holds and spaced gear.
with Mike
Hidden 14 Jul, 2016 Lead dnf
max_chan 22 May, 2016 Lead O/S Really enjoyed this. Scary though.
Really enjoyed this. Scary though.
Sime64 22 May, 2016 2nd O/S
Hidden 6 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 May, 2016 2nd rpt
bigdrew 6 May, 2016 Solo O/S Good climbing but some will power required to stick to the line!
with Dan
Good climbing but some will power required to stick to the line!
with Dan
Hidden 3 May, 2016 TR
hfotheri 24 Apr, 2016 Lead
with simon
with simon
richshark 23 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
cem 31 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
with Pero
with Pero
Pero 31 Oct, 2015 2nd
Hidden 11 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
nick ferro 13 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
with Oli Birkill
Hoyes 13 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S
with Ali I, Batt
with Ali I, Batt
ned_85 9 Aug, 2015 2nd
with Senna
with Senna
Senna 9 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Great route, classic grit breaks
with ned_85
Great route, classic grit breaks
with ned_85
Strong Steve 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
watson.b 25 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Claire, The Mole
with Claire, The Mole
Hidden 14 Jul, 2015 2nd
Jimbo C 9 Jul, 2015 2nd Some nice climbing, and quite hard if you stay dead center but it would be very brainless on the lead.
with Chris
Some nice climbing, and quite hard if you stay dead center but it would be very brainless on the lead.
with Chris
Smelly Fox 13 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
with Fiend
with Fiend
Hidden 9 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
steveb2006 7 Apr, 2015 2nd
with Mick F
with Mick F
Ciderslider 7 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
with LucaC
with LucaC
LucaC 7 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
sampollitt 27 Oct, 2014 2nd
Matthew Glenn 27 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Roget 10 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
with robin
with robin
Robin Nichols 10 Oct, 2014 2nd O/S
with Roget
with Roget
petegruf 3 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with jon c
with jon c
planetmarshall 1 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Really lovely route. **
with Helen Mort
Really lovely route. **
with Helen Mort
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
Paul Hy 11 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S i thought this was E1 5b!
i thought this was E1 5b!
the power 11 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Paul Hy
with Paul Hy
Cake 21 May, 2014 2nd O/S Did the middle bit of Acheron and decided I was glad I chose not to lead it properly.
Did the middle bit of Acheron and decided I was glad I chose not to lead it properly.
Hidden 21 May, 2014 Lead O/S
philboy 21 May, 2014 2nd
helin 1 Mar, 2014 2nd
Hidden 1 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??, 2014 -
dannyboy83 7 Nov, 2013 Solo O/S
john_ni 24 Oct, 2013 2nd
with rich_hw
with rich_hw
SteveM 7 Sep, 2013 Lead
spragglerocks 7 Sep, 2013 2nd rpt
with SteveM
with SteveM
dr_botnik 1 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S the same move. over and over.
the same move. over and over.
robblowen 24 Jul, 2013 2nd β
with Wayne S
with Wayne S
Wayne S 24 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 25 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
with rich_hw
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 Lead
MikeDowsett 16 Jun, 2013 2nd
Si dH 19 May, 2013 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
with Neil Furniss
drolex 19 May, 2013 2nd O/S
alaster tonge 4 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
with Assad Lahlou
rich_hw 23 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 23 Apr, 2013 Lead β After rich by head torch, good moves.
with rich_hw
After rich by head torch, good moves.
with rich_hw
Hidden 21 Apr, 2013 2nd
harold walmsley 4 Sep, 2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 14 Aug, 2012 Lead
wrapped in bacon 14 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
with Dazzle
with Dazzle
Hidden 3 Aug, 2012 Lead
gingerwolf 1 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
Coel Hellier 26 Jun, 2012 Lead
John Nuttall 26 Jun, 2012 2nd
with Coel
with Coel
Nick Russell 20 May, 2012 2nd O/S Some approximation to this route anyway. Strayed left onto Louisiana rib near the bottom, but kept the direct line higher up
with Noel
Some approximation to this route anyway. Strayed left onto Louisiana rib near the bottom, but kept the direct line higher up
with Noel
Hoyes 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S
with Batt
with Batt
Batt 12 May, 2012 2nd O/S Too bold to be HVS surely...
with Hoyes
Too bold to be HVS surely...
with Hoyes
Hidden 7 Apr, 2012 Lead rpt
Hidden 26 Mar, 2012 2nd
derekb 26 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with John hutchinson
with John hutchinson
buxtoncoffeelover ?Mar, 2012 TR
Climber1806 ?Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 23 Nov, 2011 Lead rpt
Hidden 21 Nov, 2011 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 2 Oct, 2011 Lead dnf
with Mark
with Mark
Whealiebob 14 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
Milne 14 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S tough and bold.
with Nedley
tough and bold.
with Nedley
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 3 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 11 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with Batt
with Batt
Hidden 1 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
gordonday 1 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jack
with Jack
JRClay100 21 May, 2011 TR O/S Strange route, very fingery start, then very slappy from half height.
Strange route, very fingery start, then very slappy from half height.
liam_duffy 21 May, 2011 TR O/S
mgdenison 21 May, 2011 TR O/S
Hidden 29 Apr, 2011 2nd
Ketu 29 Apr, 2011 Lead dog
with Pete A
with Pete A
john lynch 26 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
with Tom
with Tom
Hidden 12 Feb, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 12 Feb, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 -
Hidden 7 Nov, 2010 Lead O/S
dashitboarder 10 Oct, 2010 2nd
Alex@home 22 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with PeteH
with PeteH
PeteH 22 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
tri-nitro-tuolumne 10 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
with Rich Guest
with Rich Guest
schaff 10 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with Tim
with Tim
Hidden 15 May, 2010 2nd
richgac 21 Mar, 2010 2nd O/S
with Charlie
with Charlie
Brown 24 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S
with Solo
with Solo
Hidden 22 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
JDDD 26 Apr, 2009 Lead Maybe I did this wrong, but it felt very hard in the grade. Placed gear in the second break and that was it until I reached the place where it joins the VS. A number of thin moves between gear.
Maybe I did this wrong, but it felt very hard in the grade. Placed gear in the second break and that was it until I reached the place where it joins the VS. A number of thin moves between gear.
Sal37 ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?Sep, 2008 Lead Some dodging around to place runners
with Phil A
Some dodging around to place runners
with Phil A
Hidden 19 Mar, 2008 Solo O/S
Creep_pea 19 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
with Tom
with Tom
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Alfredo ?Oct, 2007 Lead
with Steve
with Steve
Hidden 7 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
Stig 10 Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Teale
with Jonathan Teale
rocktigger ??, 2004 Lead O/S
with Clare
with Clare
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Canyak ??, 1973 -
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High HVS
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