Rockfax Description
A phenomenal route that traces an intricate line across some impressive terrain, as well as tackling the eponymous feature in its middle reaches. Start at a vertical grassy break between two short walls, just up from the lowest point of the buttress.
1) 4c, 32m. Pitch 1 of Great Eastern Route.
2) 4c, 30m. Move up a small pinnacle and follow a short crack to the base of the 'Yellow Slab' itself. Climb up the centre of the slab and move left into a corner-crack. Climb the crack and exit left to a shelf and belay.
3) 4c, 20m. Traverse left past blocks and continue below the capping overhangs to an exit above a large corner. © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hidden 3 Jul AltLd O/S
joe.91 29 Jun AltLd O/S Passes through great terrain, felt it was more 5a than 4c.
with K Mckay
Passes through great terrain, felt it was more 5a than 4c.
with K Mckay
K Mckay 29 Jun AltLd O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
Dave Cundy ?? -
with Trevor Atkinson
with Trevor Atkinson
joe king 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead P 1 P3
with rob coles
Lead P 1 P3
with rob coles
Hidden 20 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20 May, 2018 AltLd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 18 May, 2018 AltLd rpt
Danny Crump 18 May, 2018 AltLd
with Martin Bagshaw
with Martin Bagshaw
Hidden 5 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
Will Hunt 5 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S Led P1 & 3. Found the last pitch to be horrifically bold. After a first piece of gear immediately after the belay I got one rp and one wire in (right at the end). Middle pitch is excellent though.
with Mowglee
Led P1 & 3. Found the last pitch to be horrifically bold. After a first piece of gear immediately after the belay I got one rp and one wire in (right at the end). Middle pitch is excellent though.
with Mowglee
RM199 29 May, 2016 Lead O/S
loonylovegood93 29 May, 2016 2nd O/S
joermann 12 Jun, 2015 AltLd
Harry Ellis ??, 2015 AltLd Great climb crack felt 5a
with matt fraser
Great climb crack felt 5a
with matt fraser
GPN 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd Led P2
Led P2
y2keable 26 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S Rather an enjoyable climb. The traverse was delicate but straightforward and with an awkward move onto and around a bulge. The crack on the last pitch definitely deserves a 5a IMO.
Rather an enjoyable climb. The traverse was delicate but straightforward and with an awkward move onto and around a bulge. The crack on the last pitch definitely deserves a 5a IMO.
redshapedfriday 26 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
with GPN
with GPN
Martin Bagshaw 12 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S proper nice adventure
proper nice adventure
clairemathews 12 Jul, 2014 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave ?Jul, 2014 AltLd
with The Jerv
with The Jerv
BoTTo 23 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with peter waiteshores
with peter waiteshores
harold walmsley 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S For nostalgic reasons. 45 years since I last did it, at which time it was my 1st HVS. A great journey through more hostile territory
with George Gilmore
For nostalgic reasons. 45 years since I last did it, at which time it was my 1st HVS. A great journey through more hostile territory
with George Gilmore
Graham Westbrook 17 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
mjackson 17 May, 2014 AltLd
mattkemp70 ?May, 2014 AltLd
with GEordie
with GEordie
rholdswo ?Mar, 2014 AltLd O/S
kato'sdad 21 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with Steve Prior
with Steve Prior
DaveAtkinson 14 Jul, 2013 AltLd My new favourite climb.
with P.Cannon
My new favourite climb.
with P.Cannon
Big Lee 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Climbed the RH slab/corner crack of the E3 5c Right called Cerberus instead of the LH slab. Progressively more difficult the higher I climbed but good gear at least. The crack was wet towards the top. Hard work bridging out of the corner and moving left to the Yellow Slab belay. Final traverse pitch felt very easy in comparison. More like 4b?
with EeFu
Climbed the RH slab/corner crack of the E3 5c Right called Cerberus instead of the LH slab. Progressively more difficult the higher I climbed but good gear at least. The crack was wet towards the top. Hard work bridging out of the corner and moving left to the Yellow Slab belay. Final traverse pitch felt very easy in comparison. More like 4b?
with EeFu
EeFu 13 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Big Lee
with Big Lee
steve prior ?Jul, 2013 AltLd
with KMC
with KMC
Andy Chadwick ??, 2013 -
Scooter Young ??, 2012 -
cheeky 4 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S Did in 3 pitches, me 1st, mark 2nd and me 3rd. A lovely climb would love to return to this climb.
Did in 3 pitches, me 1st, mark 2nd and me 3rd. A lovely climb would love to return to this climb.
mark4344 4 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S A perfect route, every pitch had loads of interest and pitch 2 a pure delight. never easy or too hard.
with Matt Payne
A perfect route, every pitch had loads of interest and pitch 2 a pure delight. never easy or too hard.
with Matt Payne
Hidden 9 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
Paul Boggis ??, 2011 AltLd
Ann S 26 Jun, 2010 2nd
with Adam
with Adam
Adam1973 26 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Ann S
with Ann S
Hidden 25 Jun, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 -
nakedave 15 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with tomhull
with tomhull
tomhull ?Jun, 2008 AltLd
sgl 11 May, 2008 AltLd O/S
with viv
with viv
Hidden 20 Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Oct, 2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
chris m fisher 11 Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Andy
with Andy
John Kettle 9 Jun, 2007 AltLd O/S
nige pacer 10 Nov, 2005 AltLd O/S
mikej 22 Jul, 2000 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 11 Jul, 1999 AltLd
Hidden 1 Jun, 1997 AltLd
Mick King 7 Sep, 1996 AltLd O/S Led P2 & 3
with Karl Lunt
Led P2 & 3
with Karl Lunt
Iain Brown 19 Aug, 1995 -
with Phil
with Phil
Hidden 6 May, 1995 -
djmarko75 ?Aug, 1993 AltLd O/S with uncle dez
with uncle dez
keefe 13 Jun, 1992 -
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 1 Jun, 1991 AltLd O/S
biggianthead ?May, 1990 -
with C
with C
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?Jun, 1989 Solo
Brian Wilderspin 28 May, 1989 AltLd O/S
with Dave Winter
with Dave Winter
Bob 19 Jun, 1988 AltLd O/S
with D. Copley
with D. Copley
steveb2006 21 Jun, 1986 AltLd
with Mervyn Dudley
with Mervyn Dudley
andybirtwistle 24 Jul, 1984 Lead
with Ernie Greenwood
with Ernie Greenwood
Martin Bennett 13 Jul, 1983 -
with Steve Howe
with Steve Howe
charlesmfrench 18 Jun, 1983 AltLd O/S L,L,2.
with Ian Milne
L,L,2.
with Ian Milne
Hidden ??, 1980 -
Ian Jones ?Jul, 1976 Lead O/S
with Billy Jones
with Billy Jones
uphillnow ??, 1976 -
with Al Bennett
with Al Bennett
Mark Kemball ?Aug, 1975 2nd
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
Dave Musgrove 16 Jun, 1973 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
with Bob Knapton
Hidden ??, 1972 AltLd
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