Rockfax Description
Soloed in August 1986 but not claimed at the time. The groove, 10m right of Gordon. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The groove "nich" route 20m right of Polar Express.

A not so new route, soloed in August 1986 at the same time as Above The Line, but never claimed at the time. The groove "nich" route 50m right of Polar Express. Re-equipped Feb 2008.
(f/a, Niche Route, C.parkin solo 1986)

09/08/14 - Last bolt before lower off is loose, take care

C Parkin 02/Aug/1986

Ticklists: Slate Sport.

JC95Evans 20/Sep Lead O/S
Lizard Ollie 20/Sep Lead O/S

Just for the name really

TashaZ 28/Aug Lead dnf

Strong start!

with Danny
Hidden 27/Aug Lead O/S
Penny32 27/Aug Lead O/S
with Mike D
Hidden 27/Aug Lead O/S
bsamo 13/Aug Lead O/S
with ian, rob
Matt Smith 23/Jul Lead O/S


Hidden 23/Jul 2nd O/S
Chris wilson 19/Jul Lead
with Joan
lusonavigator 09/Jul Lead O/S
with Allison Pritchard
sambeaumont 06/Jul Lead O/S
ngmo 01/Jul Lead
Hidden 26/Jun Lead O/S
TomTeece 11/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May Lead rpt
heathergrace 27/May Lead O/S
with Robin
joe hallam 21/May Lead O/S
Tom Hopkinson 14/May Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May Lead rpt
Michelle Mitchell 14/May 2nd dog
runestone 06/May Lead O/S
with ECOG
Hidden 06/May 2nd dnf
mmmhumous 06/May Lead
with Tom, Ged, Adam, Steve
cameronr11 02/May Lead rpt

Direct start

with The BUMS
afearn91 ?/May Lead O/S
rashwell 29/Apr Lead
Steve Wootton 23/Apr Lead O/S
nodwas 22/Apr Lead
Ti99y 18/Apr TR O/S
with mike
Billy Pedro Needham 17/Apr Lead O/S
danjouan 17/Apr Lead RP
with Charlotte
jules1990 15/Apr Lead O/S
with Billy Mac
TeenageMutantClimbingTurtle 26/Mar 2nd O/S
with Ed
Stroppy 26/Mar Lead O/S
with Cathy
ollychapman123 24/Mar Lead O/S
mattwjones 05/Jan Lead
with Anthony Moon
Rob Gillespie 17/Dec/16 Lead rpt
paulsross 30/Oct/16 TR
with Phil Biglands
HoboChris 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Emma Newman
Hidden 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/16 2nd
Hidden 22/Oct/16 Lead
Ana Broad 16/Oct/16 Lead
with Emma
Hidden 16/Oct/16 2nd
ads 16/Oct/16 Lead
fweatherall1 08/Oct/16 Lead
kez1 08/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with JonesE, dino, Frankie Doodle, ian clare
Little Amy 03/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Siobhan
suds_01 27/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Graham, Chris sawdon
nodwas 27/Sep/16 Lead
with suds_01
Hidden 11/Sep/16 TR O/S
Oliver-Lambourn08 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with CJC
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Rooney90 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S
JessWilliams 18/Aug/16 Lead
with Elinor
Felix Ottey 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
emc110502 13/Aug/16 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Kinge 12/Aug/16 Lead G/U

Direct start - tricky

with Key Stage 2, Michael John
bedmaster_3000 12/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Felt easier the second time. Still a sketchy route.

Hidden 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
jonathan_doyle 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
nikki_a_swan 30/Jul/16 2nd
with NaCl
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Chris Oldfield 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Keiran O'Mahony 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Leith, Catrin Roberts
mattgrange 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
karly54 05/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Maxine
josefft 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Mick Burgess, RebekkaB, Ashley Long, Jamie Everitt
AshleyLong 03/Jul/16 Lead
Jamie Everitt 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Direct with a high heel hook. 6a+/6b.

RebekkaB 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Elaine Reed 21/Jun/16 TR
with Ram
James Lamb 21/Jun/16 Lead G/U
Hidden 09/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Jun/16 Lead
EBridges ?/Jun/16 Lead
joshtee25 ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
joshtee25 ?/Jun/16 Lead O/S
JonesE 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with James Shaughnessy
CoraS 23/Apr/16 TR dog
with Adam
bedmaster_3000 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Very awkward moves, not a lot to go off, bolts are in odd places. Bit desperate at times too!

AdamFreeman 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Only climbed it for the name :p

with CoraS
johnnyboulton 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Sarah Reynolds
Rob Gillespie 16/Apr/16 Lead rpt
gazj1986 16/Apr/16 Lead
with Sam Hallam
Pete_Frost 18/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Phil Layton 18/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Pete Frost
Hidden 15/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Mark Young 13/Mar/16 Lead
with Helen
hotfeet 13/Mar/16 Lead
Sara DG 06/Mar/16 TR
albarnett93 06/Mar/16 TR O/S
with Sara
M60OON ??/2016 2nd O/S
with rob 528
davebrox ??/2016 -
Petrology 21/Nov/15 Lead rpt
Charlie Low 21/Nov/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Oct/15 Lead
MBarraclough 09/Oct/15 Lead O/S
dsgarner 03/Oct/15 Lead dog
matthomas79 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Dazluke2000 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
willyboy 26/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Georgie25 29/Aug/15 Lead
Dunc S-B 26/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Really nice climb...

with Sam S-B, Shifty
Gecko2k 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
cymjt 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with David K
Phil Bullock ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Sophia
Hidden 19/Jul/15 Lead rpt
gotama178 22/Jun/15 Lead O/S
lcullum7 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Rowan Chesmer
Jani_J 06/Jun/15 2nd
Matadoors 06/Jun/15 Lead
useful 06/Jun/15 Lead
with Tim
myrddinmuse 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Cool start!

with Timon
mzk 23/May/15 -
Maria Merry 23/May/15 2nd
with krlbrd
krlbrd 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Jake.Perry 23/May/15 Lead β
Hidden 21/May/15 Lead
Hidden 21/May/15 AltLd
jalqazzaz 11/May/15 Lead O/S
ianstevens 04/May/15 Lead O/S
tomwright1509 04/May/15 Lead O/S
gavinwr ?/May/15 Lead
SamP88 ?/May/15 Lead O/S
danpyrs 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
dobby 200 23/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Evan
defender5371 15/Mar/15 TR
partz 01/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Alex Wade 01/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Noemi 15/Feb/15 Lead O/S

First bit is scary, rest ok

jaz.llmm 15/Feb/15 Lead
Steven1993 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
Jack93 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Toby, Joel Miller
Amy Hare 08/Feb/15 Lead O/S
craig.england1 ??/2015 Lead
kez1 ??/2015 Lead O/S
with conor forshaw
Hidden 29/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
dbdandan 29/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Charlie Low 23/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Maya Nunn
JoshT 23/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 19/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Markheighton 19/Nov/14 2nd
nickah118 15/Nov/14 Lead
Denry 29/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Will lloyd
withey1992 07/Oct/14 Lead
Alex_Derbyshire 07/Oct/14 Lead
Markheighton 07/Oct/14 2nd
lewiswilson 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
alexcummings95 19/Sep/14 Lead
deanhorsburgh 19/Sep/14 TR O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
el disco 05/Sep/14 Lead
leethebee 05/Sep/14 2nd
with Disco
leethebee 31/Aug/14 Lead
with Stella Wyn Thomas
Hidden 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Sam Ash 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Matt the Fresher
charvey 06/Aug/14 Lead β
Dawn_K_B 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Douglas ?/Aug/14 Lead
with Doug Lindo
derekwwl 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with matthew williams
tom_lewis89 27/Jul/14 Lead
Matt250 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
kingtaco 13/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Scotsken 15/Jun/14 Lead
adamre12 06/May/14 Lead O/S

Good fun.

cameronr11 04/May/14 Lead O/S
badgerjockey 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rich/Kuang
ChalkBall 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
arandall 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 09/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
lloydy1992 ??/2014 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 17/Dec/13 Lead
with Phil Ashton
cpt_crunch 08/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Adrianw 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
malteserEd 21/Sep/13 2nd
with Adrianw
bantamdave 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ken
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
GOS 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Ramblin dave 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S


with Alison
Joshthomas 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/13 Lead rpt
andy tetsill 01/Jun/13 2nd
with Shrewsbury MC
Jack Manfredi 26/May/13 -
cat88 25/May/13 -
richy85 16/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Lewis
Hidden 29/Mar/13 2nd dog
Marq 29/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Only ones in the quarry, not surprising given the several inches of snow on the ground! Vicky took a nasty fall on lead.

paul__in_sheffield 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Beanie
penny_pops25 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S
jstringer 02/Feb/13 Lead rpt
Dafydd Llywelyn 25/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Clare Wigley
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S


Chris Redding 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Clipped the 4th bolt with an odd kneebar style move. Freaking awesome :D

Tanner 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Alex Wade 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead
partz 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
lizzyb 22/Sep/12 TR O/S

Some nice little pull throughs.

with Amanda Smethurst
Cat Hamilton 19/Sep/12 TR O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 31/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/12 2nd
tomdavenport 26/Aug/12 TR dog
HIGHTOWER 26/Aug/12 Lead β
with Jonno
MichaelGallimore 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
rhys mence 16/Aug/12 Lead rpt
Sian Carter 16/Aug/12 TR
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jon_ridley 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Emily Cropton 06/Aug/12 2nd
Pete_Frost 21/Jul/12 Lead RP

Did direct start at F6a after onsighting the normal start ages ago.

with Dave Pearce
roberts1234567890 17/Jun/12 Lead
with Hannah Postlethwaite
dbarmbs 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Keith Archer
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/12 Lead O/S
mike_uk82 26/May/12 Lead
DaveJ 11 26/May/12 Lead O/S
ianwikeley 26/May/12 -
stratandrew 25/May/12 Lead O/S

interesting moves - very sharp edges - watch fingers

with Dave Wylie
nacmacfeeglexx08 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Landy_Dom 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Clean on sight. Well that was a challenge! First decent foothold at 2m - heel hooked it and made a series of power moves to pull up high enough to rock over onto it. Delicate moves on oddly facing holds lead to welcome jugs just before the last move to the lower off.

with Ciaran Gallagher, Mike Bailey
Joe.Elliott1 11/May/12 Lead
Hidden 11/May/12 2nd
rhys mence 11/May/12 2nd
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd O/S
jstringer 05/May/12 Lead rpt
Dizz 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S

In borrowed harness and shoes 4 sizes too big ... Mot expecting to get in a climb - nice :-)

with harry
hcaw 22/Apr/12 TR β
tim_mcd 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Manchi
Manchi 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with tim_mcd
Binder 22/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with David B
gw3285 01/Apr/12 Lead
starktoclimb ?/Apr/12 TR
thecurlyone 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Pughymonster 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Dawes
dawesbub 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Good fun

poeter210 18/Mar/12 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
mikelaing ?/Mar/12 Lead
with Canadian Group
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Miss_Dani 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
richaworth 06/Nov/11 Lead β
michael burrows 01/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bob johnson 16/Oct/11 -
with Rich Ball
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
vinspin 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with ritchie
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ritchierich 15/Oct/11 2nd
with Vinny
tiffanykate12 04/Sep/11 Lead
luke384 27/Aug/11 2nd
with matty
Mattlamb90 27/Aug/11 Lead O/S

In the wet, Just as i hit the floor rain comes lashing down. Luke dogged up to retrieve draws

jezb1 25/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Jul/11 2nd
The Ivanator 22/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Rich
dpiddock 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Jones 09/Jul/11 2nd
with jamesca
tsjx 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
MariaT 09/Jul/11 2nd RP
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
garethb 18/Jun/11 Lead
with cheque
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/11 -
Matt Rowat 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ross and Parky
tomdadom ?/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Ian JL 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
The Ivanator 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Sean
Lallylandslider 28/Mar/11 2nd
michael burrows 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 11/Mar/11 Lead O/S
PWEI_fan ??/2011 -
Katy Nelson ?/Aug/10 -
with david morse, Ailsa Orlick
rwm7131 22/Jun/10 Lead
RhedwrMynydd ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/10 -
Hidden 22/Apr/10 Lead
arunthomas 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with ripper
jon_gill1 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
JWB 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Simon Bostock 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Noodles 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Cheeky little route

Hidden 20/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Rob Evans ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead
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