Rockfax Description
8m. A fine climb. Stretch up the thin crack then move right along the break where a layaway and another stretch gains the top.
A Direct Start is 5b but needs a good spotter. © Rockfax

John Hickman Pre 1959

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 12 Oct 2nd
TSB 8 Oct 2nd
FakeEmpire 30 Jul 2nd β
freemanTom 30 Jul Lead rpt
with Myrtle , Nicky
with Myrtle , Nicky
Rib1356 24 Jul Lead O/S
with Natcad
with Natcad
Ginopereira 18 Jul 2nd
with Jason wood
with Jason wood
Neil R 3 Jun 2nd
with mfisher
with mfisher
mfisher 3 Jun Lead O/S
with Neil R
with Neil R
Danmurphyo 3 May Lead
Rickvideo 3 May 2nd
JonLongshanks 19 Apr Lead O/S managed to lace it just below the crux with about 4 bits of gear... did 'crux' it was like vdiff with long arms
managed to lace it just below the crux with about 4 bits of gear... did 'crux' it was like vdiff with long arms
MJTheobald97 19 Apr 2nd O/S good little climb and felt easy for HVS 5a so went for the solo as well afterwards
good little climb and felt easy for HVS 5a so went for the solo as well afterwards
markfairbank 17 Apr Lead rpt
Anne Fairbank 17 Apr 2nd
Aaron Duke 1 Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 31 Mar TR
Aaron Duke 11 Dec, 2018 Lead O/S
Aaron Duke 10 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S Lovely route, top section is a gem
Lovely route, top section is a gem
dakidunn 26 Jul, 2018 2nd
with John Taylor
with John Taylor
tobydunford 24 Jul, 2018 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 12 Jun, 2018 Lead β Most gear in place from an aborted attempt by Matt
Most gear in place from an aborted attempt by Matt
Hidden 12 Jun, 2018 2nd
Moody Loner 8 Apr, 2018 2nd
Phillip Hobson ??, 2018 TR
markfairbank 20 Sep, 2017 Lead rpt
with Phil Wadsworth
with Phil Wadsworth
Robin Nichols 28 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S
with Jim, Roget
with Jim, Roget
JoeFoster59 16 Aug, 2017 TR rpt Most pleasant for HVS. Better as a solo but this was nice.
with Dad
Most pleasant for HVS. Better as a solo but this was nice.
with Dad
Hidden 8 Jul, 2017 TR dog
Kinge 18 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with Stopsy
with Stopsy
Stopsy 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Kinge
with Kinge
Jake Young 17 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
James Oakes 17 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S
with Jake Young
with Jake Young
CHarrison 16 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Favorite route of the day, very satisfying layback finish
with Luke Bray
Favorite route of the day, very satisfying layback finish
with Luke Bray
Teappleby 16 Jun, 2017 Solo O/S Beautiful
Beautiful
Russell Lovett 16 Jun, 2017 2nd rpt
with unknown
with unknown
j.kirby 31 May, 2017 Solo
Hidden 3 May, 2017 Lead O/S
manmike 3 May, 2017 -
mikecollins 3 May, 2017 Lead
Ste Ridd 3 May, 2017 2nd
Hidden 12 Apr, 2017 2nd
williemiller 12 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Max Clarke 24 Feb, 2017 Lead
Alpenglow 29 Sep, 2016 Solo O/S
mattmuller 28 Sep, 2016 TR
with Mike Conlon
with Mike Conlon
johnjb 21 Sep, 2016 TR rpt
with Ed
with Ed
Radical-G 30 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
JoeFoster59 27 Jul, 2016 Solo RP Top roped on the previous Saturday so felt confident that I could solo it. A stellar route the hand traverse was the best part but thee whole route is amazing. Felt really good to have top roped something before soloing it as I knew the holds. Absolutely sound route would do it again.
Top roped on the previous Saturday so felt confident that I could solo it. A stellar route the hand traverse was the best part but thee whole route is amazing. Felt really good to have top roped something before soloing it as I knew the holds. Absolutely sound route would do it again.
Jamie Brown 12 Jul, 2016 2nd rpt
with Mike Shaw
with Mike Shaw
Jamie Brown 12 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt Top-roped and realised how easy the moves are when you aren't pumped so did a quick lead as well, moving fast placing minimal gear. Really nice route.
Top-roped and realised how easy the moves are when you aren't pumped so did a quick lead as well, moving fast placing minimal gear. Really nice route.
UnicycleTallPaul 12 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S A really most excellent climb, and my hardest outdoor ascent to date. The first half is best bouldered (even for second as gear is too far right for safety). Then some really quite surprisingly good holds with a v.bold finish. The start is much easier for the very tall.
A really most excellent climb, and my hardest outdoor ascent to date. The first half is best bouldered (even for second as gear is too far right for safety). Then some really quite surprisingly good holds with a v.bold finish. The start is much easier for the very tall.
DGY 5 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
with Barbara, Robbie, Stephen, Hannah
with Barbara, Robbie, Stephen, Hannah
Crofty 17 May, 2016 Solo dnf Also too high as a solo, so climbed to end of traverse and then downclimbed.
with Dave S
Also too high as a solo, so climbed to end of traverse and then downclimbed.
with Dave S
Hidden 5 May, 2016 Sent O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Hidden 26 Sep, 2015 -
DGY 26 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
with Barbara C
with Barbara C
Hidden 23 Sep, 2015 2nd rpt
johnjb 23 Sep, 2015 TR dnf Too tired to do crux, so lowered off.
with Gareth
Too tired to do crux, so lowered off.
with Gareth
jack27808 6 Sep, 2015 TR O/S Had a bouldering mat under the start - making the initial reach up slightly easier
with Andrew Walker
Had a bouldering mat under the start - making the initial reach up slightly easier
with Andrew Walker
DGY 6 Aug, 2015 AltLd rpt
with Graham H
with Graham H
Hidden 4 Jul, 2015 Lead
Simonj 15 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with Jamie
with Jamie
Ste Ridd 3 Jun, 2015 2nd
Hidden 3 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Max Clarke 5 May, 2015 Lead
onwardsandupwards 4 May, 2015 TR
Dervey 17 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
markfairbank 8 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt
with Harry Middleton, Ray Sharples
with Harry Middleton, Ray Sharples
lcullum7 8 Mar, 2015 TR rpt
Hidden 8 Mar, 2015 TR O/S
Olli-C 2 Jan, 2015 Lead O/S
with Lou
with Lou
bobstones 10 Oct, 2014 Lead RP
Hidden 29 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
amccann 8 Sep, 2014 Solo O/S
Hidden 31 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 22 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Very pleasant first route.
Very pleasant first route.
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
lcullum7 6 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 6 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 3 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
with Simonj
with Simonj
Simonj 3 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with jim
with jim
Hidden 26 May, 2014 TR rpt
nick ferro 18 May, 2014 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
with Oli Birkill
David Stevens 24 Apr, 2014 Solo
with Ben Jones, Keith Swainson
with Ben Jones, Keith Swainson
Keith Swainson 24 Apr, 2014 Solo
BJones 24 Apr, 2014 Solo O/S
guisboro andy ?Apr, 2014 Lead
SPK06 ??, 2014 Lead
with linda
with linda
Simonj 24 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
with jim
with jim
Jimmy1976 24 Sep, 2013 Lead rpt
with Simonj
with Simonj
kennyne9 21 Sep, 2013 2nd
markfairbank 18 Sep, 2013 Lead rpt
with Ian Anderson
with Ian Anderson
Tithe Technique 27 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 27 Jul, 2013 TR O/S Didn't think I'd get up this as having to climb pretty much one handed due to extensor tendon injury. Made the start quite tricky but managed to get up it and then found the rest not too bad. Loved the climb worth 3* I think.
Didn't think I'd get up this as having to climb pretty much one handed due to extensor tendon injury. Made the start quite tricky but managed to get up it and then found the rest not too bad. Loved the climb worth 3* I think.
charley 27 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Must stop trying to climb pumpy routes during the hottest part of the day, during a heatwave. Got up to the crux but hands/arms felt too pumped to commit to the flake. Down-climbed before my arms gave up and then we ran to the nearest boulder to try and get some shade and a bit of a breeze to cool down. Had no problem the second time. Nice route, brilliant holds!! Quite soft for the grade...
Must stop trying to climb pumpy routes during the hottest part of the day, during a heatwave. Got up to the crux but hands/arms felt too pumped to commit to the flake. Down-climbed before my arms gave up and then we ran to the nearest boulder to try and get some shade and a bit of a breeze to cool down. Had no problem the second time. Nice route, brilliant holds!! Quite soft for the grade...
Hidden 18 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
Hidden 18 Jul, 2013 Lead RP
lithos 4 Jul, 2013 Lead soft HVS but very very good, great gear and holds
with donal
soft HVS but very very good, great gear and holds
with donal
Jamie Brown 3 Jul, 2013 Lead dnf Pumped. Fell backing off from last move.
with YAC
Pumped. Fell backing off from last move.
with YAC
Simonj 5 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Crux
with Crux
Hidden 5 Jun, 2013 2nd
peteJ23 26 May, 2013 Lead O/S
chris smith 21 May, 2013 Lead O/S
Stormbringer 17 May, 2013 TR
A. Summerell 8 May, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ?May, 2013 Lead O/S
sam_owen41 27 Apr, 2013 TR
Hidden ??, 2013 -
freemanTom 18 Sep, 2012 Lead
with Jo Waterton
with Jo Waterton
Sam Marks 3 Sep, 2012 Solo rpt
Jon Read 10 Aug, 2012 Solo
Hidden 21 Jul, 2012 TR β
sgcpurye 12 Jul, 2012 TR RP
DGY 12 Jul, 2012 Lead
with Barbara & Graham
with Barbara & Graham
Hidden 3 Jul, 2012 2nd
Simonj 3 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with jim
with jim
Jimmy1976 3 Jul, 2012 Lead rpt
with Simonj
with Simonj
jonnysims 10 Jun, 2012 2nd O/S Tried Direct Start but failed :(
with Stephen Watts
Tried Direct Start but failed :(
with Stephen Watts
RM199 15 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
Sam Marks 14 Feb, 2012 Lead rpt
Kane L. 11 Jan, 2012 TR O/S
with Jonny Foster
with Jonny Foster
mikehike 25 Aug, 2011 TR
with Paul Heti
with Paul Heti
Sam Marks 25 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Moors Classic.
Moors Classic.
Bloke on a Rope 24 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S What an awesome route surprisingly strenuous, managed not to fall on me sword, ha ha!
What an awesome route surprisingly strenuous, managed not to fall on me sword, ha ha!
Climbster 23 Jul, 2011 2nd
Andysomething 5 Jul, 2011 TR
with Bruce Perry
with Bruce Perry
Danmurphyo ?Jul, 2011 -
with Tom125
with Tom125
Matthew Ferrier 29 May, 2011 2nd O/S
Jack Graham 29 May, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 May, 2011 Solo
ruffnek 12 May, 2011 Lead dog
with Michael Smith, Philip Howard
with Michael Smith, Philip Howard
Ste Ridd 11 May, 2011 2nd
with All The Lads
with All The Lads
mikecollins 11 May, 2011 Lead O/S
GrantB 12 Apr, 2011 Lead
with jkarran
with jkarran
jkarran 12 Apr, 2011 Lead Both starts. Great moves, total gift at HVS
with GrantB
Both starts. Great moves, total gift at HVS
with GrantB
tom.n.walker 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
han.griffiths 10 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead
Franco Cookson 25 Oct, 2010 Solo cold and beautiful
cold and beautiful
Hidden 21 Oct, 2010 TR dnf
Hidden 8 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 7 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Direct start
with Simonj
Direct start
with Simonj
Hidden 2 Sep, 2010 TR O/S
phleppy 2 Sep, 2010 Lead RP Headpointed this, really good!
Headpointed this, really good!
Hidden 15 Aug, 2010 2nd rpt
mataius 15 Aug, 2010 -
barney800 24 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Would get *** but for length! Positive holds and good gear - soft touch HVS.
with Katherine Shaw
Would get *** but for length! Positive holds and good gear - soft touch HVS.
with Katherine Shaw
Hidden 23 Jul, 2010 2nd rpt
John Lavelle 8 Jul, 2010 TR rpt
with Bob/Nat/Jon
with Bob/Nat/Jon
dancey1981 ?Jul, 2010 Lead
Alison2 30 Jun, 2010 Lead
trueuk1 29 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2010 Lead RP
a13x 3 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with dwp1234
with dwp1234
Hidden 3 Jun, 2010 2nd
christompzn 19 May, 2010 2nd
Ram MkiV 3 May, 2010 Solo O/S
with stead
with stead
mol 1 May, 2010 2nd
Jesse Dufton 1 May, 2010 Lead
with mol
with mol
padski ?May, 2010 -
Franco Cookson 16 Apr, 2010 Solo barefoot, 18 seconds.
barefoot, 18 seconds.
melonmike 16 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with Matt Roper, Franco Cookson OLD
with Matt Roper, Franco Cookson OLD
swaino777 7 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
johnjb 7 Apr, 2010 2nd dog Not a bad effort for early season. Lost it briefly about 2/3 way up.
with Harry
Not a bad effort for early season. Lost it briefly about 2/3 way up.
with Harry
Andy DB 31 Oct, 2009 TR O/S
Hidden 31 Oct, 2009 TR O/S
Hidden 31 Oct, 2009 TR
Jimmy1976 15 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt
with Gordon
with Gordon
petellis 10 Sep, 2009 2nd rpt
jkarran 10 Sep, 2009 Lead Very nice, protected and not too hard
Very nice, protected and not too hard
Hidden 10 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Andyquin 8 Aug, 2009 2nd rpt Seconded twice, first rested on gear, second clean.
with Mike, Dave
Seconded twice, first rested on gear, second clean.
with Mike, Dave
liamoloughlin 25 May, 2009 Lead O/S Lead then soloed for the crack. Easy for HVS.
Lead then soloed for the crack. Easy for HVS.
B-bop ?Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Jake
with Jake
Hidden ?Apr, 2009 Lead β
Rebecca Earnshaw ?Apr, 2009 -
areeves ??, 2009 -
e_walker ??, 2009 -
climbingste 27 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S Escaped via Long Bow, Due to weather.
Escaped via Long Bow, Due to weather.
markfairbank 24 Sep, 2008 Lead rpt
with Helen Tait
with Helen Tait
heather.deane 24 Sep, 2008 2nd dog
with Andy
with Andy
hearnie 26 Jul, 2008 TR
johnjb 23 Jul, 2008 2nd dog Very difficult to get off the ground, until found hidden slight foothold to give height to get going. Took slight fall/ rest on rope after traverse left. Not totally clean, but not really dogged either.
Very difficult to get off the ground, until found hidden slight foothold to give height to get going. Took slight fall/ rest on rope after traverse left. Not totally clean, but not really dogged either.
markfairbank 23 Jul, 2008 Lead β
with johnjb
with johnjb
Franco Cookson OLD 13 Jul, 2008 Solo Soloed everything at the crag again.
Soloed everything at the crag again.
Dave Warburton 12 Jul, 2008 Solo rpt Sarah later climbed the route well and just before the rain lewis managed a good ascent of the best route at Park Nab.
with Neil, Franco & Cider Nut
Sarah later climbed the route well and just before the rain lewis managed a good ascent of the best route at Park Nab.
with Neil, Franco & Cider Nut
LewisDale 12 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S great route, balancy run out of a top out!
great route, balancy run out of a top out!
Franco Cookson OLD 12 Jul, 2008 Solo soloed 5 times
with Fidget
soloed 5 times
with Fidget
Hidden 1 Jul, 2008 Lead
Hidden 10 Jun, 2008 Lead rpt
Jimmy1976 10 Jun, 2008 Lead rpt
with Gordon
with Gordon
markfairbank 23 May, 2008 Lead dog Disappointed with this...cruised up to the lay-away flake but was abit pumped from placing gear and didn't quite like the look of the top move so rested on the gear to think about it. Once I committed it was fine.
with Gareth Fletcher
Disappointed with this...cruised up to the lay-away flake but was abit pumped from placing gear and didn't quite like the look of the top move so rested on the gear to think about it. Once I committed it was fine.
with Gareth Fletcher
Jimmy1976 20 May, 2008 Lead RP Top roped first and was no problem. Then tried to lead it but tired just below the crux and had to be lowered off. However not to be beaten i went back next climb and made it just befor my arms gave way. Last climb of the day (thank god)
with Gordon
Top roped first and was no problem. Then tried to lead it but tired just below the crux and had to be lowered off. However not to be beaten i went back next climb and made it just befor my arms gave way. Last climb of the day (thank god)
with Gordon
21dono 8 May, 2008 2nd β
with stuart graham
with stuart graham
Hidden 7 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2008 2nd O/S
petellis 6 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 5 May, 2008 Solo O/S soloed then led it. Nice route.
with Neil Cookson- My DAD
soloed then led it. Nice route.
with Neil Cookson- My DAD
Dave Warburton 1 Apr, 2008 Solo rpt A slight wind!
with CMC Meet
A slight wind!
with CMC Meet
Andy Graham ??, 2008 Solo O/S
with Tony Liddy, Dan Liddy, Steve Anderson
with Tony Liddy, Dan Liddy, Steve Anderson
rich.lambert ??, 2008 2nd O/S Exited via Longbow due to weather.
Exited via Longbow due to weather.
twigulus ??, 2008 -
Franco Cookson OLD 2 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S not that difficult, make sure you do the layback and the climbing's straight forwrd.
not that difficult, make sure you do the layback and the climbing's straight forwrd.
Dave Warburton 2 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S 5b start, finish isnt as reachy as its played up to be. Nice route. Been on my list for Ages.
5b start, finish isnt as reachy as its played up to be. Nice route. Been on my list for Ages.
IanJackson 27 Mar, 2007 Solo Exciting solo for the short.
with Robeverybody
Exciting solo for the short.
with Robeverybody
DGY 6 Feb, 2007 Lead β
IanJackson 3 Feb, 2007 Lead O/S Did the Direct HVS 5b. alot more enjoyable
with Robeverybody
Did the Direct HVS 5b. alot more enjoyable
with Robeverybody
Northen Vince 15 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with Oliver
with Oliver
stuart100 7 Jul, 2006 Solo O/S
DaveE 28 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Nowhere to belay at top. Bring spike and mallet.
with David Dickenson
Nowhere to belay at top. Bring spike and mallet.
with David Dickenson
rob askew ??, 2006 Solo β
David Ballantyne 21 Sep, 2005 TR O/S
le_grimpeur 10 Jul, 2005 TR
with DGY
with DGY
DGY 10 Jul, 2005 TR rpt
rob askew ??, 2005 Lead O/S
manmike ??, 2004 Lead
with all the lads
with all the lads
PennyL 5 Oct, 2003 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
with Jon Ascroft
Small and weak ?Aug, 2003 Lead
Hidden 11 Apr, 2003 Lead O/S
kickaha4 11 Apr, 2003 2nd
with karly54
with karly54
Roget 19 Sep, 1998 Solo O/S
Bruce Kerr 2 Aug, 1997 Solo
with geomac
with geomac
Steve Crowe 28 Feb, 1996 Solo
gareth_hull ?Mar, 1995 2nd O/S
with Tim Rood
with Tim Rood
beaumap ??, 1995 Solo
Neil R 19 May, 1994 Lead
with Sharon
with Sharon
Narked4fun 12 Nov, 1989 Solo
kato'sdad ??, 1988 Solo
kato'sdad ??, 1988 Solo
Hidden 4 Apr, 1986 Lead O/S
cenotaphcorner 9 May, 1976 Solo O/S
babymoac 27 Jan, 1974 -
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