Rockfax Description
A popular climb which is more of a chimney climb than a slab. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Harrison's 444 - All 44 Grade 4 Climbs.

Remi Richards 01/Sep/18 TR O/S
with Bexie
rupal 01/Aug/18 TR O/S
1202alarm 21/Jul/18 TR
Euan Rollinson 29/Jun/18 TR RP
Jamdahll 29/Jun/18 Solo
Ben Pender 21/May/18 TR
Guy Bangham 21/May/18 TR
beeaanno 19/May/18 TR
pelf 22/Apr/18 -
with Mary, Cabrita
TuweeMc 21/Apr/18 Solo β
Krsoderstrom 21/Apr/18 Solo

Awkward little route but good fun

Hidden ??/2018 -
Rob Houston ??/2018 -
Hidden ??/2018 Solo rpt
eroica64 27/Aug/17 TR

a noisy struggle up the upper part

with Fran Mellor
Martin Bagshaw 30/Jun/17 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Jun/17 TR
jobangles 24/Jun/17 Solo O/S

Soloed up to set up top rope for the slab, was a little more exciting than I expected it to be..

with Wallman
martin one 18/Jun/17 TR O/S
with ssutton
ssutton 18/Jun/17 TR
tfwheeler 18/Jun/17 TR O/S
with drew
heavy Belay 21/May/17 TR O/S
with Fliss
Sebbopotamus 21/May/17 TR O/S
DannyMac86 21/May/17 TR
mwilliamsjones 14/May/17 TR
with Kian 14/May/17 TR
rft 14/May/17 TR
clarkeadventure 21/Mar/17 TR O/S
ewanhenesy 21/Mar/17 TR O/S
bryan61 29/Oct/16 TR rpt
with nina
AngelaC 22/Oct/16 TR dnf
Gazmataz 18/Aug/16 TR

With Paul. Paul flashed i took a few more attempts

WaterMonkey 21/Jul/16 TR O/S
BenjyW 18/Apr/16 Solo O/S

Thought it was a scramble so did it in approach shoes with my 60 m rope on my shoulders solo as the first route of the day.

Hidden ??/2016 -
Phil Anderson ??/2016 TR
smoreda 11/Aug/15 TR
with Juancho
rumblesan 04/Aug/15 Sent O/S
cescofry 02/Aug/15 TR O/S
TashaZ 02/Aug/15 TR dog

Awkward but fun.

joedavis617 01/Aug/15 TR O/S
cavemancolumbus 23/Jul/15 TR
with Oli
Yinners 18/Jul/15 TR O/S

aka Awkward Crack (JW guide)

stephenhoper 13/Jun/15 TR
Hidden 03/Jun/15 -
Hidden 03/Jun/15 -
jotunscope 20/Apr/15 TR O/S
AshleyLong 12/Apr/15 TR
AARON ZARATE ??/2015 -
bleddynmawr ??/2015 -
Jamdahll ??/2015 TR
Rich K 26/Sep/14 TR dog
with Shunt
Flavio 22/Sep/14 Solo O/S
with Ham Dowson
Hidden 03/Sep/14 TR O/S
Finn Curry 18/Jun/14 TR
Stephen Halliday 18/Jun/14 TR
Sannan75 10/Jun/14 TR rpt
jsmcfarland 08/Jun/14 TR rpt

Yuck. Hate this route!

jsmcfarland 19/May/14 TR O/S

weird route, lots of burly moves just wedging yourself upwards to make progress.

with Uncle Kev
Hidden 05/May/14 TR O/S
rrddaa ?/Apr/14 TR
hfisher ?/Jan/14 Solo O/S
alexbarry ??/2014 TR
Space1986 ??/2014 TR
samjane 28/Sep/13 TR O/S
with Ean
dh7892 20/Aug/13 -
Hidden 25/Jul/13 TR
Martin Bagshaw 24/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Alec Cook
KittyKat 21/Jul/13 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/13 TR O/S
justinboynton 07/Jul/13 -
with Cath Long
jez_palmer 07/Jul/13 TR O/S

More of an eliminate between Slab and Slab direct

Hidden ?/Jul/13 TR β
tomwright1509 ?/Jul/13 TR RP
Guy Atkinson 02/Jun/13 TR rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/13 TR rpt
netgull ?/Jun/13 TR O/S

Started on crack side then transitioned right to a Slab Direct.

DavidRobertson ?/Jun/13 TR dog

Slab direct was too greasy so moved across to finish up this.

jonnyblindsign 21/Apr/13 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/13 TR O/S
Steve Dunton ??/2013 -
jamesgr87 06/Sep/12 TR O/S
tsjarvis91 26/Aug/12 TR RP
with rpinto
rpinto 26/Aug/12 TR rpt
reece.robinson 12/Aug/12 TR O/S
da_cox 17/Jul/12 TR O/S
Sannan75 15/Jul/12 TR rpt

Demonstration climb for trial climbers.

Tom Gregory 01/Jun/12 TR
Carl Simmons 01/Jun/12 TR O/S

Fun, yet challenging short Climb

with Tom Gregory
Hidden 27/May/12 TR O/S
Danny Crump 26/May/12 TR
with Martin Bagshaw
DrJon 26/May/12 TR O/S
with John, Dan
Hidden 13/May/12 Solo
kate tarrant ?/May/12 TR O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/12 TR rpt
ardzeiem 31/Mar/12 TR β
with Tim
jasoncash 25/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Alex Pickup
Plastikote 24/Mar/12 TR
with Adam Wilson
Hidden 03/Mar/12 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/12 TR β
Hidden 14/Dec/11 TR rpt
theneb 12/Oct/11 TR O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 TR O/S
AgentStarling 01/Oct/11 TR O/S

Painful! Very happy with this though, as it is my first clean onsight 5a.

with James Ellis
Hidden 25/Sep/11 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 TR
Binder 10/Sep/11 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 TR
Hidden 27/Aug/11 TR O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/11 TR O/S
Danny Crump 12/Jul/11 TR
with Luke Fitz-John
Sannan75 10/Jul/11 TR RP

Managed to complete this on the second attempt with much in the way of inelegant body jamming and inventive swearing!

cactus111 10/Jul/11 TR O/S

nice climb, but very hard to do with elegance. With all the bumps and bruises I got, it better be a 5a not a 3b!

m.alexander 03/Jul/11 TR
bengillies 02/Jul/11 TR O/S

Gets a 5a in the guidebook.

JezzaCat ?/Jul/11 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 TR
Joris.Roulleau 26/Jun/11 TR
with 8ace
Maken 29/May/11 TR RP

was much harder than 3a

jimwight2010 22/May/11 TR O/S
Guy Atkinson 11/May/11 TR O/S
with Simon Isaac
CurlyStevo ?/May/11 TR

get's 5a in the new guide. I thrutched the whole thing and it felt 5a!

with Matt
Hidden 22/Apr/11 TR rpt
Hidden 19/Apr/11 TR rpt
Hidden 02/Apr/11 TR O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/11 TR RP
Mike Turner 27/Mar/11 TR O/S
with Mervyn Lamacraft, Martin Stevens
Martin Stevens 27/Mar/11 TR
with Mike T., Mervyn L.
Hidden 06/Mar/11 TR β
Hidden 06/Mar/11 TR
tradguy 01/Jan/11 TR rpt
Munch ??/2011 -
climber46 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 TR
LucaC 11/Dec/10 TR

Climbed in the dark, wasn't helped by the puddle in one of the top holds or the leaves in the crack!

Mike Parks 16/Oct/10 TR β
with Rob
Hidden 25/Sep/10 TR O/S
benscarter 18/Sep/10 TR O/S

how is this a 3b on UKC! Ok so maybe 5a is generous in the guide but it was still pretty tough.

UnkArl 15/Sep/10 TR O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 TR O/S
rpinto 11/Aug/10 TR RP

worked a start to right of slab with no stretching legs across slab allowed. slightly harder

julie slater ?/Aug/10 TR
kurt slater ?/Aug/10 TR
Tilley84 24/Jul/10 TR dog
with Natalie
Tilley84 24/Jul/10 TR dog
with Natalie
Natalie Snell 23/Jul/10 TR

My first 5a!

with Matt
alan1234 16/Jul/10 TR O/S
susan1234 16/Jul/10 TR O/S
Jo Morrison 08/Jul/10 TR

Did a direct start that is probably more than 3b

with Skinny
Hidden 08/Jul/10 TR O/S
Climber1806 03/Jul/10 TR O/S
pip-pop 22/Jun/10 TR RP
Hidden 05/Jun/10 TR O/S
robertmurphy1000 23/May/10 -
Jock Strap 03/May/10 TR β
mikehenesy 16/Apr/10 TR O/S

Another top rope appeared while we were on it so didn't attempt the slab direct. The place was deserted for f sake!

with Roger Shapland
Mike Parks 11/Apr/10 TR RP
RFWilkie 11/Apr/10 TR O/S
Olly928 ??/2010 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2010 TR RP
Steve Kempley ??/2010 TR
alaster tonge ??/2010 TR
pnorth 26/Sep/09 TR

Disgusting horrible strenuous thrutchy climb. Ugh.

with Tim Ewington
Jock Strap ?/Aug/09 TR β
with Dave Byard, Simon Foulsham, stevep82
Hidden 18/Jul/09 TR O/S
phil.cheeseman 04/Jun/09 Solo
lunarock 21/May/09 TR dog
Hidden 10/May/09 TR
mattpw 01/May/09 TR
mattshort 01/May/09 TR O/S
with mattpw
Hidden 18/Mar/09 TR O/S
St0neMonkey ??/2009 TR
hippo xx ??/2009 -
Jacob Ram 10/Oct/08 TR rpt
with Micheal Kemp
Jacob Ram 10/Oct/08 TR rpt
with Micheal Kemp
Jacob Ram 19/Sep/08 Solo
with Micheal Kemp
Hidden 01/Aug/08 TR O/S
JHM 22/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 TR O/S
deacondeacon 06/May/08 Solo
Rebecca Hazel 03/May/08 TR

I think this was the one. A crack with a huge bridging stretch at the beginning.

with Warren
pad-rat 29/Jul/07 TR
Paul-Michael 02/May/07 Solo O/S
davidwright 22/Apr/07 TR O/S
BoulderMonster 01/Jan/07 TR RP
BoulderMonster 01/Jan/07 TR RP
Hidden ??/2007 TR
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Solo O/S
chrisrogers ??/2007 TR
daviesp2 23/Jul/06 TR
DerwentDiluted 16/Jul/06 TR
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 12/Jun/06 TR O/S
Hidden 02/May/06 TR O/S
Hidden 02/May/06 TR
Tom Last ?/Apr/06 TR
with Caroline
Hidden ??/2006 TR O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/05 TR O/S
KarlH 12/Jul/05 TR
with Neil Williams
Jacob Ram 19/Jun/05 TR
with elisa best
peas 19/Jun/05 TR dog

What a messy chimney. Not really a slab at all. 1st introduction to sandstone thrutching.

with Chris Ford
Jacob Ram 13/Jun/04 TR
clive-greenwood ??/2003 TR
size9hex ??/2003 TR
Shezzer 07/Jul/02 TR RP
julian allen 09/Dec/01 TR
Dom Goodwin 13/May/00 TR
Brown 19/Aug/99 TR
Jacob Ram 06/Jul/99 TR
with anthony aylett
Hidden 21/Aug/98 TR
Jacob Ram 29/Jun/98 -
with mrs shunt
Hidden ??/1998 -
Hidden 22/Aug/97 TR
Jacob Ram 30/Jul/97 Solo
Dom Goodwin 07/Sep/96 TR
DCIGadget 11/Jul/96 TR
with Pat Ring, Si
Hidden 15/Jun/94 TR
Hidden ??/1994 TR
tompercy ?/Oct/90 TR
Safaribrit 25/Mar/90 TR
tradguy 21/Mar/87 TR
Andy Fielding ??/1987 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 TR
stuartberg 01/Jun/79 -
Mike C 24/Mar/78 TR
lump'o'lead ??/1978 -
Mike C 28/Dec/77 TR
Brian Wilderspin ?/Feb/76 -
Hidden ??/1976 -
beaumap ??/1975 TR
with Bernie Green
Nigel Bond 27/Oct/74 TR
Chris Terrey ??/1974 Solo
Martin Bennett ?/Jul/65 -
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High 4c
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Style of ascent
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