Rockfax Description
Behind the Stepoe block is this mini-classic, easily recognised from its name. © Rockfax

Hidden 28/Apr Sent
Hidden 28/Apr Sent
owain-1978 21/Apr Sent
with Pete
Hidden 17/Apr Sent x
ollyisaclimber 08/Mar Sent β
Hidden 04/Feb Sent
Callum Smith 04/Feb Sent
Sam Marks 29/Jan Sent x
with Will Stokes, Olly, Ben Grounsell, Hamish Stephen
92stokesw 29/Jan Sent x
Urban5teve 29/Jan Sent x
Hidden 29/Jan Sent
Hidden 29/Dec/16 Sent x
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 17/Dec/16 Sent

hopped on to start

with Roisin
C coldwell-storry 11/Dec/16 Sent β
with Woodcock
Soundwave_666 10/Dec/16 Sent x
david morse 26/Nov/16 Sent x

Managed this with a bounce start right at the end of the day, far too hot earlier on. Spanish conditions on the moors! Left palm essential

with KT
Dan Mckinlay 24/Nov/16 Sent x
Paul Clarke 25/Feb/16 Sent

Hmmmmm. Maybe mat pile was a bit high. Also did the arête.

with Bob Larkin, Nigel Baker, Dave Musgrove
Robin Nichols 09/Feb/16 Sent O/S
with Simon
Hidden 21/Jan/16 Sent rpt
Hidden 21/Jan/16 Sent x
Calum Wadsworth 23/Dec/15 Sent x

I did it, but it took a lot of trying, so would say maybe its closer to the 6c grade it gets in the new grit guide?

Hidden 01/Nov/15 Sent rpt
Betajunkie 11/Aug/15 Sent x
Hidden 15/May/15 Sent x
Rob Grant 04/Apr/15 -
innes 18/Mar/15 Sent
bencole ?/Mar/15 Sent x

Tried this many times over the years and finally got it today. Nice!

with Dad, Jayne, Nick
al123 08/Feb/15 Sent
with Crew
Andrew Barker 02/Jan/15 Sent x
with Chris Taylor
Toby 27/Dec/14 -
with Simon
spiderz 25/Dec/14 Sent x
with Laura
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Sent x
peppermill 07/Oct/14 Sent dnf
petellis 01/Mar/14 Sent x

Such glorious frustration!

with The short fuse, Cleric James Koran
Bloke on a Rope 07/Feb/14 Sent x

Get in! This felt strangely easy today, did it statically without the old 'french hop'!

with Henry
henry peter jenkins 07/Feb/14 Sent x
with Ian henderson, luis bachini
Hidden 19/Jan/14 Sent x
Peter Reynolds ?/Jan/14 -
Hidden 29/Nov/13 Sent
petegunn 29/Nov/13 Sent
with Bill, Davina
peewee2008 26/Oct/13 Sent x


with Baz, Caleb
ollyroberts 20/Apr/13 Sent x
with Matt Selkirk
benj_d 11/Jan/13 Sent
Hidden 06/Jan/13 Sent
petegunn 06/Jan/13 Sent
with Davina
JamesTurnbull97 ??/2013 Sent
robertmctague ??/2013 Sent

first v6, felt easier than many v5s

Hidden 05/Dec/12 Sent x
BobbyG 13/Sep/12 Sent
WB 07/Jul/12 Sent

Bit of a crap problem only 2 moves. I guess it is called micro..

andy jennings 14/Jan/12 Sent x
richgibson ??/2012 Sent
with Diz
markalmack 27/Nov/11 Sent x
Ian Broome 12/Nov/11 Sent

Tricky. Left palm down found the way. Did it off pad, much harder off the floor. Try this off floor next time.

Jack00 17/Apr/11 Sent rpt
with Andy Graham
petellis 07/Nov/10 Sent dnf
Hidden 07/Nov/10 Sent x
jkarran 26/Apr/10 Sent

Had to swap my comfy clown shoes off for pinks, cheating really!

with Grant
jkarran 20/Feb/10 Sent dnf

Close but no cigar, just a blood blistered tip. Ah well, next time...

jkarran 12/Dec/09 Solo dnf

Still no real idea how. I can just about get bridged but only briefly!

Mike_Hayes 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Jack00 14/Feb/09 Sent x
Rich Kirby 06/Dec/08 Sent rpt


with Tom Newman
andy gravestock 27/Jan/08 Sent x

mint problem tricky foot hold though.

Boy ??/2008 -
petegunn ??/2008 Solo
+4apeindex ??/2007 -
Stuart S 30/Jul/06 Sent
Steve Crowe 20/Oct/05 Sent rpt
Steve Crowe 05/Dec/04 Sent

Often since

with KM
Strong Steve 10/Apr/04 Sent x
Hidden 06/Dec/03 Sent
Dave Musgrove ??/1998 Solo

I have no exact dates for this or any other routes at Slipstones, only ticks in the guidebook. However I visited several times in the 1980s and late 1990s. I do however, remember Micro Corner being one of the bestI've done there.

with Andy Kassyk, Paul Clarke
Paul Clarke ??/1995 -
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