Rockfax Description
The wide crack near the edge of the wall is steeper than it appears, especially at the top. © Rockfax

jvarmstrong 20/Aug/17 2nd
with Phil
Albanian 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Phil Davis, Lee
radddogg 10/Aug/17 2nd rpt

Dave's hardest lead to date

DenzelLN 10/Aug/17 Lead O/S

My hardest lead yet!

Hidden 25/Jul/17 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 25/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Katie
Hidden 20/Jul/17 2nd
matus 20/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Nigel Bond 17/Jul/17 Lead
with Dave Dewhurst
Hidden 17/Jul/17 2nd
Rob Davies 25/Jun/17 Lead
with Phil Ashton
martintom 20/Jun/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/17 2nd
egg-man 18/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with John Pickles
Kimmie 01/Jun/17 Lead
robhunt 01/Jun/17 Lead
with Chris Jackson
Treeking82 ?/Jun/17 Lead O/S
RyanR 28/May/17 2nd O/S
therat 24/May/17 Lead O/S
Benstar 24/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/17 2nd
Vikki Bassek 04/May/17 2nd
Unknownbiker 04/May/17 Lead
radddogg 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Adam Richardson
Rupunnini 05/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/16 -
Vikki Bassek 20/Sep/16 TR rpt
with Stew Blair
djwilse 09/Sep/16 2nd
with Stu Halford
Hidden 09/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/16 2nd
maumau 28/Aug/16 TR O/S
Vikki Bassek 18/Aug/16 Lead O/S


Unknownbiker 18/Aug/16 Lead
james5810 17/Aug/16 TR O/S
evaroseharper 17/Aug/16 TR O/S
JustLukeJohnson 17/Aug/16 TR O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/16 2nd
katiet 17/Jul/16 2nd
Steve Shorrock 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Jul/16 TR O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth 18/Jun/16 Lead RP
with martin broadhurst
JoggerJohn99 09/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Steve Barrett
Nafclimbsrocks 17/May/16 Lead O/S
Oldmanofsalford 17/May/16 2nd
with Nathan
Maddie 10/May/16 Lead O/S

Thought this was great

with Sam Moss
Unknownbiker 07/May/16 Lead
with Dave W, Tony W
David Wynne 07/May/16 2nd
with Tony Womersley, Unknownbiker
Sam Moss ?/May/16 2nd
with Maddie
Ben1983 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
db79 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

My first trad limestone lead. Top out was a wet grass slope. Nice

csumner28 16/Sep/15 Lead dog

Was very pumped for the 5a move, decided against resting then took my first lead fall.

with Gerry Sumner
Gezzer1102 16/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt 28/Aug/15 -
with Swinney, Gil
eburki1 19/Aug/15 Lead dog
TClimb 19/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Top out is horrid!

with Ed
Goosecole 17/Aug/15 TR dog

First attempted to lead it but bottled it a third of the way up, turned to top rope. Final move is brutal for short climbers with pumped arms, took a good rest before attempting it.

Hidden 16/Aug/15 2nd dog
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
katiet 30/Jul/15 2nd
Steve Shorrock 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 02/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Aidan, Daniel, George
Dave Richards 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Nicky
D.botts87 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
crabtreer 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Swampy
johnelka 12/May/15 TR β
JendeHoxar 11/May/15 2nd O/S
crabtreer 22/Apr/15 TR O/S
with Swampy
Angie Jones 22/Apr/15 TR β
with Badger
BTphonehome 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 18/Apr/15 2nd
with Bram
TCarrick 01/Apr/15 Lead dog
poigol5043 ??/2015 2nd
with Matt Elliott
wilsonthewarrior 30/Sep/14 Lead dog

Had to rest before the last move, pumped.

bantamdave 18/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Rob Hunt
jordan taylor 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with mcb
hobnobs 22/Jul/14 TR dog
ChrisGreen 21/Jul/14 TR rpt
with Ann S
wiiigan 21/Jul/14 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/14 TR
Nigel Bond 15/Jul/14 Lead
with Joe Boyd
martintom 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Gill Brumby
Hidden 09/Jul/14 2nd O/S
birbeck 08/Jul/14 Lead O/S
sarahjk ?/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 13/May/14 Lead RP
John Brayshaw 15/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Keith Roberts
bantamdave 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S

FAB Route

with Simon, Murray
metcalfe1990 ??/2014 Lead O/S
thelps ??/2014 2nd O/S
Christopher Hunter 21/Sep/13 Lead dnf

My second lead climb and I bottled on the last moves getting over the bulge!

with Tim Francis
rob.grafton 16/Aug/13 AltLd
with Andy Kitchen, Ben
Unknownbiker 13/Aug/13 Lead
with CMC
Vikki Bassek 13/Aug/13 2nd
FarmerFred 13/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Screwed the last move. Arms tired after over protecting, and the last climb of the night. Great route. Looking forward to completing next outing to Witches

Hidden 06/Aug/13 2nd rpt
maria85 30/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with graham, Jules
ChrisGreen 01/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Ann S 01/Jul/13 2nd
with Chris Greenhalgh
Hidden 27/Jun/13 2nd rpt
andrewcoultherd 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Kieran
Hidden 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S
MattyOsh 27/May/13 2nd O/S
bgreen3761 27/May/13 Solo O/S
Josh Hoyle 27/May/13 Lead dnf
Rachel S 21/May/13 2nd
with Maria
maria85 21/May/13 Lead O/S
with Rachel
GPN 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Annette
net 19/May/13 2nd
with George
Ste_b1978 06/May/13 2nd
with Danny
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead
damob123 09/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Felt good. Felt i could have lead

chrisbeano 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with andy mac
Jackspratt 28/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Simonpeel 08/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
Grant Fulton 23/Sep/12 Lead
crabtreer 19/Sep/12 TR

Very cold,rain an goin dark.....

with Swampy
Angie Jones 09/Sep/12 TR O/S

woopee! I did a VS - first one! Badger helped me though - rope very tight lol

with Badger
crabtreer 09/Sep/12 TR O/S
with Swampy
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
cathleen.rowan 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
will9911 25/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Angie Jones 10/Jun/12 TR dnf

Just couldn't manage the last part of this which is a bit overhung - my arms had gone. Will do this first nest time

with Badger
crabtreer 10/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Swampy
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead
Dave Richards 28/May/12 2nd O/S
with sjbrook
sjbrook 28/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 TR
Ste_b1978 16/May/12 Lead
with Danny
efrance24234 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Forgot the nuts! :( so we dis this on cams ( scary) then went to pub :)

Hidden 12/May/12 2nd
crabtreer 24/Apr/12 2nd O/S
crabtreer 27/Mar/12 TR O/S
Rob_Webster ??/2012 -
Hidden 28/Dec/11 Lead O/S
xannaxlx ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Max Starck-Stevens
stratandrew 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Crack climb with jugs to go. easy for a VS. where was the 5a move?

with Jason Hardy
Jayzen 13/Jul/11 2nd
with Andy Stratford
bigglesbutcha 09/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Ade
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
t8t9t8 04/Jun/11 Lead
Euan S 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Matt Reed 02/May/11 Lead
with Phil M
jac.c123 02/May/11 2nd rpt
with Alister, andyc123
mickJ 29/Apr/11 2nd
with simon
Alan Scowcroft 19/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with David Collier
Tom Keaveny 15/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Luke Harper
Hidden 15/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Bob 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with G. Macauley
g1m147 10/Apr/11 Lead
with Diane
Grant Fulton 09/Apr/11 Lead
jac.c123 03/Apr/11 -
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/10 Lead O/S
ChrisH.19 02/Sep/10 2nd
John Brayshaw 01/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Andy Barton
Hidden ?/Sep/10 Lead
jamesrogers ?/Sep/10 -
Leo Woodhead 30/Aug/10 2nd β
with Ian W
Ianwesterby 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Lead rpt
matus 18/Aug/10 Solo
ratm 02/Aug/10 2nd O/S
joe.91 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Shirley Emptage
Hidden 03/Jul/10 -
munki1971 30/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Slaney 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Jug Fest 4b moves up to the crux, crux move is IMO nowhere near 5a - more like a very low just in the grade easy 4c move.

garethtodd 29/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Toby B 1985 27/Jun/10 Lead
Matt Schwarz 26/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Misread the guide and thought this was belladonna, Fell at around half height mega pumped and skimmed the ground!

with Adam Barratt
richorme 18/May/10 Lead dnf

Fell off twice at crux and was totally boxed !!

with Gary Woodburn
Hidden 06/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/10 Lead
hayleylouise 14/Apr/10 TR
abercolin 14/Apr/10 TR O/S
Kevveth_09 14/Apr/10 TR dog

climbed, but with a distinct amount of resting

Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/10 TR O/S
gjh1978 ??/2010 Lead rpt
MazElden 20/Sep/09 TR
with Graeme
Graeme James Cook 20/Sep/09 TR O/S
with Maz
Ben Farnsworth 18/Aug/09 TR
with Len Farnsworth
goldfish_boy 11/Aug/09 TR O/S

Crag dry, grass very wet so slippy feet were an issue. Really nice climb up the limestone crack, very sore hands afterwards. Craig DNF leading.

with Craig
slarty 11/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Getting very wet. Slipped 1m from top 2m above gear. Ab'd down to wring out the rope.

with Chris
cem 19/Jul/09 Lead O/S
andrewinglis 13/Jun/09 2nd
Donald Kelly 10/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Les Smith
Hidden ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
richorme 26/May/09 2nd O/S
with Gary Woodburn
Dave Westby 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with Rob Lewis
peewee2008 23/May/09 Lead rpt
Rachel S 07/May/09 Lead O/S
with Cath Sullivan
jimdanson 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Martin Ibbotson
Bainbridge 24/Dec/08 Lead O/S

oops, when i started this i thought i was climbing a vd (im obviously not that good with guidebooks) and only found out a week later that it wasnt!

peewee2008 24/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Calder 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S

HS my arse, it's flipping hard! And a fair amount of upping and downing was needed - up a bit, gear, down to ground, up to good ledge, gear, rest, up a bit, down a bit, up a bit, gear, down to ledge, rest, up to crap ledge, down to good ledge, considerable rest, up to crap ledge etc and so on until I could gratefully hug that tree stump at the top - despite getting stung by nettles. Phew!

wheelo 01/Jul/08 Lead
with pete
Ann S 01/Jul/08 2nd

Well led by Dave-who forgot to ask me what grade it was. His first 5a route.

with Dave Bartholomew
munki1971 12/Jun/08 Lead dog

Rested on the rope just before committing to the last few moves - my guidebook said it was HS so it was trickier than I expected - didn't find out the current grade until later so this has unexpectedly turned out to be my first VS lead :)

with Dorian Roberts
lancashirelass 31/May/08 2nd O/S
with kjbix
kjbix 31/May/08 Lead
Hidden 29/May/08 2nd dnf
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
bpmclimb 27/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with John A
Hidden 05/Sep/07 Lead
adec73 03/Aug/07 Lead β
with tom benfield
beno006 03/Aug/07 2nd rpt
with ade
ChrisGreen 23/Jul/07 Lead dnf

Hard last move at top, lowered off

with Blake J
ChrisGreen 23/Jul/07 TR RP
with Blake J
Owen_P ?/Jul/07 Lead
Abi Chard 15/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Jan
betamonkey ?/Jun/07 2nd
with Andy Blakely
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd O/S
dread-i 26/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Nice route. Took ages to commit to the last move from the top to the grass.

with dave m.
spam ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
petekeron ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Andy Parry
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 15/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Rebecca
Trobbo 28/Aug/06 2nd
with lee sheard
Rob Davies 21/Jul/06 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Booey 30/Jun/06 TR β
wushu 18/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/06 Lead
joe larner ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hammy 11/Apr/05 2nd
with Joe Gittens, Neil Matthews
pudding ?/Jul/04 TR
Dave Westby ??/2003 Solo

Only one move near the top may be harder for the shorter climbers.

cragspud ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Wharncliffebabe
Neil Conway ??/2002 Lead O/S
mcb ??/2001 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 04/Oct/00 -
with MT
tapley 16/Jun/00 Lead
with Alison Tapley
John Brayshaw 01/May/00 2nd O/S
with Chris
Shaw Brown ?/Apr/00 Lead
with cliff brown
Hidden ?/Sep/99 Lead
jsw1 19/May/99 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/1999 -
craig h ?/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah, Liz Brown
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1985 Lead
with Others, Andy Kassyk, Paul Greenland
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