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Rockfax Description
A bolder and harder variation on Africa Rib. Start to the right of the boulder Africa Rib starts at, below a slab.
1) 14m. Move up the slab to a sentry box and then head up to the rowan tree stance on Africa Rib.
2) 4a, 30m. Move right and gain the white slab on the left. Follow this up to a block on Africa Rib. Move right and then up to the overhangs on Asahel and climb over and up to the ledge and block belay.
3) 7m. As for Africa Rib. © Rockfax

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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Willythecat 20 Mar Lead O/S
with Jake tomos
with Jake tomos
JakeTomos 20 Mar 2nd
Hidden 29 Oct, 2019 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Aug, 2019 2nd
dohart 25 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S
with SallyM
with SallyM
SallyM 25 Aug, 2019 AltLd
with dohart
with dohart
mountainremedy 20 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S P1 and 3. P1 was run out!
P1 and 3. P1 was run out!
Adrian Daniel 13 Aug, 2019 AltLd O/S
UglyKidJoe 13 Aug, 2019 AltLd
Wayne S 27 Jul, 2019 AltLd
Hidden 27 Jul, 2019 AltLd G/U
hainesck100 19 May, 2019 AltLd O/S
with Oread
with Oread
Hidden 19 May, 2019 Lead O/S
steveb2006 4 May, 2019 2nd
Helen Rudkin 4 May, 2019 Lead O/S
with jk88, Matt Beeston
with jk88, Matt Beeston
ianstevens 28 Apr, 2019 AltLd O/S
with Joe Taylor
with Joe Taylor
afearn91 12 Apr, 2019 AltLd O/S
AOC 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
Amy Sinnott 1 Sep, 2018 2nd
with AOC
with AOC
Glenn2732 ?Aug, 2018 -
George Geo 14 Jul, 2018 AltLd Lead as one long pitch, soon after the start of the second pitch I bailed out because I was taken aback by the difficulty of the route. When I was lowered down and consulted the book I realised I'd moved on to the neighbouring HVS 5a! My partner lead the whole route as one and I followed and couldn't believe how straightforward it was. The Africa rib was an amazing traverse.
with Copey
Lead as one long pitch, soon after the start of the second pitch I bailed out because I was taken aback by the difficulty of the route. When I was lowered down and consulted the book I realised I'd moved on to the neighbouring HVS 5a! My partner lead the whole route as one and I followed and couldn't believe how straightforward it was. The Africa rib was an amazing traverse.
with Copey
Hidden 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd rpt
Whitmoreaa 10 Jun, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead P1
with JonesE
Lead P1
with JonesE
caradoc 8 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with HelenJ
with HelenJ
lizzie789 7 May, 2018 AltLd O/S I lead P2. Had mis-read the guide book and thought it said it was a harder bolder route to the right (the HS), but actually it was referring to the VD on the left. Kept expecting it to get harder, so was slightly nervous setting off onto the P2, bit silly really, but it was nice climbing and shows how important it is to read the guidebook!
with Chris Poad
I lead P2. Had mis-read the guide book and thought it said it was a harder bolder route to the right (the HS), but actually it was referring to the VD on the left. Kept expecting it to get harder, so was slightly nervous setting off onto the P2, bit silly really, but it was nice climbing and shows how important it is to read the guidebook!
with Chris Poad
cpoad 7 May, 2018 AltLd rpt
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
HannahC 1 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
ChrisLloyd 30 Aug, 2017 AltLd
UglyKidJoe 30 Aug, 2017 AltLd
marky 26 Aug, 2017 Lead
Hidden 19 Aug, 2017 Lead
Laura Pruul 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd
Hidden 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd
sparkybatteryboy 9 Aug, 2017 AltLd
teamvix 2 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S Led first pitch. Partner then moved over to Africa Rib to climb second pitch. This was my 'easy climb, oesoteric gear placements' challenge. Had to find 3 placement options for each placement!
with Plas Y Brenin Training
Led first pitch. Partner then moved over to Africa Rib to climb second pitch. This was my 'easy climb, oesoteric gear placements' challenge. Had to find 3 placement options for each placement!
with Plas Y Brenin Training
Hidden 9 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Marti999 21 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Marti999 21 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
Kris ?May, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Dec, 2016 AltLd O/S
Ron Rees Davies 8 Dec, 2016 AltLd
L.miura 1 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S Part of PYB course. Lead P1 & 3
with Alex
Part of PYB course. Lead P1 & 3
with Alex
AlexBclimbing 1 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
mattgrange 30 Jul, 2016 AltLd A decent climb
A decent climb
ma.cecilia 25 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Isaac Murphy
with Isaac Murphy
Hidden 30 Apr, 2016 Lead
Hidden 17 Aug, 2015 AltLd O/S
pebbles 18 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S luke pitches 1 and 3, m,e pitch 2
with luke brownbridge
luke pitches 1 and 3, m,e pitch 2
with luke brownbridge
chris nutman ?Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
Ron Rees Davies 16 Sep, 2014 AltLd dnf Lead pitch 1 as alternative route after second failed to get started on pitch 1 of Africa rib ! HS pitch much easier than the VDiff !!
Lead pitch 1 as alternative route after second failed to get started on pitch 1 of Africa rib ! HS pitch much easier than the VDiff !!
RoCs_Jon 16 Aug, 2014 Lead
runwildjohn 16 Aug, 2014 2nd Jon led in one pitch.
Jon led in one pitch.
stonemikey 16 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden 15 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
C3 15 Aug, 2014 AltLd
with SarahJ
with SarahJ
thelightside 5 May, 2014 2nd
Hidden 4 May, 2014 Lead O/S
LRob ??, 2014 Lead O/S
JasonV 27 Jul, 2013 Lead
with Alun, Mart
with Alun, Mart
ema 25 May, 2013 AltLd
Joshthomas 25 May, 2013 AltLd
Swotson 20 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ian Athroll
with Ian Athroll
Hidden 21 Mar, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 19 Nov, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 2 Oct, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 2 Oct, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 24 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 26 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 26 Jun, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 1 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Rob Evans ??, 2011 Lead One big lead, fun
One big lead, fun
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
groovy_nut 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Led P1 and P3
Led P1 and P3
ritchierich 20 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S Did P2, climbing easy on small pocket but gear placements hard to find, guess that's why it's HS.
Did P2, climbing easy on small pocket but gear placements hard to find, guess that's why it's HS.
mje1398 24 May, 2009 AltLd
with John M
with John M
richorme 24 May, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Bill Watson
with Bill Watson
SGD 23 Feb, 2009 Lead
with Carol Umarova
with Carol Umarova
Rog Wilko 13 Sep, 2008 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 13 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
cpoad 23 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Clare F
with Clare F
fizzychewitt 27 Jul, 2008 AltLd
Jayney D 27 Jul, 2008 AltLd rpt
victim of mathematics 23 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S P1 only (into Africa Rib)
with Marq
P1 only (into Africa Rib)
with Marq
Marq 23 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S First pitch only, followed on to Africa Rib
First pitch only, followed on to Africa Rib
Rog Wilko 11 Feb, 2008 AltLd
with Matt Gordon
with Matt Gordon
sgl0jd 29 Sep, 2007 -
King Smudger 29 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with James Dexter
with James Dexter
fran04 ??, 2007 AltLd
Hidden 21 Aug, 2004 Lead rpt
Hidden 14 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
nrg8125 9 Mar, 2003 AltLd
Mark Collins 7 Dec, 2002 AltLd O/S
with Ian Nightingale
with Ian Nightingale
Mark Collins 6 Oct, 2002 AltLd O/S 2,3
with Ian Nightingale, Andrew Eakins
2,3
with Ian Nightingale, Andrew Eakins
mikej 16 Sep, 2002 AltLd
with Mike Byles
with Mike Byles
MartinN 15 May, 1999 2nd O/S
Iain Thow 20 Mar, 1999 Lead
with Paul Whatley
with Paul Whatley
auld al ?May, 1994 Solo O/S 1st pitch
1st pitch
timreynolds 25 Sep, 1990 2nd
with Andy Phillips
with Andy Phillips
Hidden 13 May, 1990 2nd
Hidden ?May, 1988 Lead
Kieron555 ?Apr, 1986 AltLd See Tremadog 83 guide book.
See Tremadog 83 guide book.
nigehughes ?Sep, 1983 Lead
with Al McGregor
with Al McGregor
paulfordski 6 Jun, 1982 Lead O/S
with Rick
with Rick
migs493 13 Dec, 1978 Lead O/S
Mike Owen ?Sep, 1975 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
with John Roberts
kjacks ??, 1975 Lead
with Anthony Griffiths
with Anthony Griffiths
gwedgwood ??, 1975 Solo
Hidden ?May, 1974 Lead
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