Rockfax Description
A direct line up the south-facing wall with a hard move to reach the short rounded crack and a bold-feeling finale. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

admackie 17/Dec/16 Lead
Pete Wimbush 08/Oct/16 Lead
with Richard Williams
phil64 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S


with Andy Bowman
Droyd 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Crack above the crux seemed like it'd only take fiddly micros so blasted for the top, making for a good runout. Top route though, and bomber gear where it counts.

with Megan
Gympaul 31/Jul/16 Lead
Ropeboy 16/May/16 Lead O/S

Lovely move but bold top

Hidden 12/Mar/16 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 12/Mar/16 2nd

Boldish top section, longish middle move.

Hidden 01/Nov/15 2nd
AlexRenshaw 11/Oct/15 Lead
with Thomas Renshaw
Gudge 23/Sep/15 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 23/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Good lead by Chris-top moves above a rubbish wire.

with Gudge
Chris Craggs 02/Aug/15 2nd

Pretty steady. Bomber Rock 1 (tricky to place) protects crux.

with Graham Parkes
Hidden 24/May/15 Lead O/S
nick ferro 04/May/15 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 04/May/15 2nd
with soph, CJC
Martin Brierley 04/May/15 TR O/S

Really nice. Hats off to whoever leads the top bit.

Hidden 04/May/15 2nd O/S
soph 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Clare Jane carter, Becky Lounds
C May 04/May/15 2nd
with Nick
clairejane ?/May/15 2nd
with Sophie
morganator 26/Apr/15 Solo
climberchristy 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

A really pleasant route. The crinkly rock reminds me of 'The Crease' at Bamford.

with bencole
bencole 18/Apr/15 Lead β
Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Matt Cooke 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Hidden 26/May/14 TR
Andy Peak 1 22/May/14 Lead

nice wel protected slab climbing

with Andrew Deckon
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 05/May/14 Lead O/S

Felt soft E1 but worthwhile. Lovely climbing.

Coel Hellier 12/Mar/14 Lead
dominic lee 09/Mar/14 Solo
nimajneb ?/Feb/14 Lead
ashtond6 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

very good!!!

NickJH 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with LiamG
sishaw 31/Aug/13 Lead

Good but grade dependant on which edge you us as line is not perfect.

Neil R 31/Aug/13 2nd
with Simon
hamishjoe 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
domskezz 22/May/13 Lead
with Si
Duck Egg 05/May/13 Lead β

Scary, my gear on the upper section was woeful. Hardest lead to date. Lovely delicate crux.

Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
will9911 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Tony Madden, Sarah little
Sam Marks 29/Oct/12 Lead O/S

In the rain.

Matthew Ferrier 29/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Nice, technical feeling moves with what I thought to be good gear, deserving of some stars. Shame it rained on Sam.

Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/12 Lead
patsaunders ?/Oct/12 2nd
Mike Hegarty 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

A wonderful climb..!! Never desperate.

with Dave
Just Another Dave 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Did the secret "interlocking wires" technique to protect the crux - didn't feel too bad: soft touch if you know this or are mutant lanky, definite E1 otherwise!

with Ian Lau
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd β
adam carless 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S

I'd go with the BMC guide's E1. The top half is pretty worrying gear-wise.

with James's mate Neil
SecretSquirrel 02/Sep/12 2nd
with Neil
Dave Foster 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Nearly bolloxed the top which wouldn't be pleasant. Climbing like a lemon.

with Si 2
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
greenclimb 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Sarah
nimajneb ?/Mar/12 Lead
stuaart 26/Feb/12 2nd

This is definitely E1.

with Chris Burn, Thomas Smith
chris_B 26/Feb/12 -

Slightly contrived but still fun. Enough gear if you can reach high enough!

thomasaneurinsmith 26/Feb/12 2nd


with Chris, Stuart Reeves
john lynch 13/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
aretherenoneleft 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bigdrew 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mark R
Mr. K 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Tamati 20/Sep/11 2nd
disturbed_one51 19/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/11 2nd
mark20 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
catblack 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Really nice moves. Not much gear high up unless you have tiny brass stuff(which i didn't and wouldn't expect to need at that grade), making it pretty runout and scary. Nearly messed up the top by going slightly right, foot slipped but somehow didn't fall off. E1.

with Si
Speeddemonsi 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
al123 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

nice route, it is E1 5b, not lots of good gear in upper parts.

with alex
Hidden 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle 02/Aug/11 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
keith Lonsdale 02/Aug/11 2nd
Graeme Hammond 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Great looking route, with excellent climbing. E1 5b** in the new BMC guide is spot on for quality and protection.

max_chan 14/Jul/11 -
DaveFidler 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Callam Knight, Arron Quinn
Hidden 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
oi_now 15/Jun/11 -
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd
Andrew Barker 24/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 16/Nov/10 Lead

Whoever graded this HVS must have found some bomber gear high up that I didnt see, otherwise E1 for sure.

Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
JPGR 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
burto 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with malc
HimTiggins 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie, John
Sankey 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Luke
RM199 ??/2010 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead β
climber130887 24/Jun/09 Lead
with claire and mike
melonmike 24/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Claire, Andy Gardner
Hidden 25/May/09 TR O/S
jchenoweth 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie Jeynes
Martin Haworth 26/Apr/09 Lead β
with Mick r, Andy
Andrew Sloan 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 TR
Andrew Sloan 26/Mar/09 TR rpt
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 Lead
mikej 22/Jun/04 TR
with Rick Naylor
Martin Bennett 26/May/03 -
with Spuz, Cec
nickdonohue 10/May/03 Lead
cem 13/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/02 Lead RP
ArnaudG ??/2002 -
with Tony H
Roget 09/Oct/98 Solo rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/98 TR
Roget 01/Jan/98 Lead O/S
fellgazelle ??/1998 2nd O/S
with Dave Fooks
Hidden 03/May/97 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/96 TR
nokishatov 16/May/96 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/95 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/95 Lead
The Reaper 19/Aug/93 TR O/S


Hidden 08/Aug/93 Lead
ste_d 01/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with mik
Stoney Boy 04/Feb/93 Solo O/S
John Marsland 30/Apr/89 2nd
with Dave Mould
Tom V ??/1986 -
uphillnow ??/1980 -
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