Rockfax Description
A bolder feeling finish to Sail Buttress up the groove and slab. © Rockfax

Paul Hornbrook 1997

Ticklists: Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Hidden 21/Jan 2nd O/S
FlavioL1989 29/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Stroppy 22/Oct/16 Solo O/S

Felt a bit squeezed between ratline and Sail Butress and one of the holds a bit sandy

with SUMC
AlexCib 05/Sep/16 2nd dog
with Cameron
cameron_hall 04/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Bridging up and getting onto the slab was a bit more unsettling than I was expecting

with Alex Cibulskis, Jody Palmer
Mattyj1664 21/Aug/16 2nd
with David johnston
Jonno30 21/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Nice climb with a cheeky step up.

Daveyc86 13/Aug/16 Lead

Lead combo of Ratline and Sail buttress (left and right of this) and felt in the VS 4C range so adding this.

mikecollins 29/May/16 Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Bit slopey, bit rounded, bit bold. Not too bad though.

nick ferro 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Tim Bee, Oli Birkill
Longsufferingropeholder 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S
adam.wood 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with UBMC, Sam Hunt
Sam Hunt 28/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Adam Wood, Robyn Little
gaz3212 23/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 31/Dec/15 Solo O/S
with Jemma
Capricorn One 22/Sep/15 Lead
with Mark Benton
cragsman9000 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Neil
MD 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Jo
JonesE 30/Jul/15 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Angus Taylor 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Sam Ash 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with David Robinette
john_ni 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

with Ratline start from the right

Hidden 02/May/15 Lead
max_chan 30/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Ruth - PCC
Shannyb 20/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Meant to do the HS problem next to this but went the wrong way

althesin 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 29/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Angeline 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Fell on the second move! But I was able to manage the left traverse even though I couldn't reach the foot hold from the ledge.

with Tony
James rogers86 16/Jun/14 2nd


with Tom Frankenberg
Hidden 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
quickdrawmcraw 14/Jun/14 -
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
mattgrange 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Jeremy, Piers Harley
Piers Harley 20/Jul/13 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw, Jeremy Windsor
dr_botnik 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 15/Jul/13 2nd rpt
the power 15/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with rob
Knot-Paul 15/Jul/13 2nd dog
Sidekick 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/13 Lead
Paul Hy 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dave S
cherad 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Louise Bell
Hidden 16/May/13 2nd
the power 09/May/13 Lead rpt
with ken
Andypeak ?/May/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/13 2nd O/S
MarkCunnington 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Phil Hewish 20/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead
the power 15/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with deacon
Theeni 04/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with John McEvoy
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
deacondeacon 01/Oct/12 Lead O/S
DaveB61 28/Aug/12 Lead
with Ruth Gordon
dannyboy83 12/Aug/12 Solo O/S
newvena 26/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with will
Hidden 18/May/12 Lead
martroberts 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Felt quite tough for the grade to me. Worthwhile route

mattshort 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
jshields 25/Feb/12 Lead
davewsargent 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
ash longreach ?/Feb/12 Lead
with jim
charley 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Couldn't see the holds at first but very straight-forward once you move up and commit.

with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 20/Nov/11 TR O/S
valentinesbabe 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S

nice climb

axeman 07/Oct/11 Sent
with michael
spragglerocks 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S
lou_p 24/Sep/11 2nd
with Duncan
Gazleah 17/Sep/11 Solo O/S
with serge
Hidden 13/Sep/11 Lead dnf
edd rab 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with James Newby
victim of mathematics 24/May/11 2nd O/S
with Adam
adam carless 24/May/11 Lead O/S

bit of a blinkered one-move-wonder. Quite a good move though.

Emma-Louise Anderson 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Thought I was doing the HS, so a bit of a stiff warm up. A lovely route, a little shocked by the holds I went for first off... then commited to the bulge.

robal 09/Apr/11 -
Cake 25/Feb/11 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 25/Feb/11 Lead O/S
haydng 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Richard Gilbert 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Trusting rockover onto smeared foot low down, Nice move off the ledge. Top section felt a bit eliminate.

with Haydn Gaukroger
simeclimb68 14/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Guy Atkinson 06/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Rachel Burgess, Matt Tregellas, Ben Silvestre
Birdo 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 21/May/10 Solo
frume 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with mark, Rory Juss
mcr_gearfreak ??/2010 Lead
da_cox 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Hardest lead so far. Crux required confidence.

with Richard Overitt, Andy Overitt
Hidden 10/Oct/09 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead
SGD 22/Sep/09 Lead
with Jonny WMC
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
jwpil 22/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mat
The Wild Scallion 22/Jun/09 2nd
with Jack
KeithW 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Had 2 attempts at crux, but did it on 3rd. Loads of gear.

with Dave Clark
Hidden ??/2009 -
howlingbaboon 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Becky E 27/Sep/08 2nd
Adam1973 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Ing 20/Sep/08 Lead
with James
rogersavery 13/Jul/08 2nd
tedburt 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
cem 13/Apr/08 2nd
with Mark O'Neill
btc 05/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with floris b
Rampikino 07/Oct/07 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 18/Aug/07 Solo
popebenedictus 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 30/Jul/07 2nd RP
with Ben H
Pythonist 18/May/07 2nd rpt
with Chris Jennions
Pythonist 17/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Mar/07 Solo O/S
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