Rockfax Description
The slabby left arete is sweetly delicate and remains effectively unprotected - a couple of dubious small cams are available but you wouldn't want to trust them! Despite being low in the grade, it was a superb effort for its day and still requires a cool head. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Crew 1963

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Hidden ?/Sep TR
Marl 05/Aug Solo rpt
Handsforfeet 29/Apr TR

Pleased to climb this clean. I will not be leading this!

with Karen, Gareth, Nik
Hidden 04/Apr TR
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Apr TR
Louishmouis 18/Feb Solo O/S
markalmack 17/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Anna g, helen boothman, gwen, andy lole
Rory_Cummings_NI 19/Nov/16 Lead dnf
with Ian
MusicalMountaineer 05/Nov/16 2nd O/S

Joe led up Party Animal, let me have a bash at this. Lovely moves on the second, definitely not one i'll ever lead!

with Joe
James Oakes 22/Oct/16 Solo O/S
with Matt Lyons, Lucy Bradbury, Harry Morrish
Hidden 30/May/16 TR O/S
will9911 24/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Tony Madden
FlavioL1989 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 23/Apr/16 2nd dog
with Flavio
Kipper-Phil Smith 21/Apr/16 TR

Excellent route not sure I have the bottle to lead this one.

with Roscoe
Deezel65 05/Apr/16 TR O/S

Glad to get it first time although on top rope - have to grow a big pair to go back and solo it.

Droyd 23/Feb/16 TR O/S

Twice clean on TR, even found some (possibly) good gear. One to lead later in the season.

with Joe Mills
Hidden 23/Feb/16 TR
jmills94 ?/Feb/16 TR

really did not find a 5C move and stuck true to the line. This being said im sure thats irrelevant when on lead... it would still be shit scary.

sting 31/Oct/15 TR
mark4344 11/Aug/15 TR
with Dave Rich
GDun98 02/Aug/15 Solo RP

After a few headpoints this was an awesome solo!

with Kev
Sam McCarthy 09/Jun/15 2nd rpt
harry_lewis 09/Jun/15 Lead G/U

after backing off before

with Kavi, Sam McCarthy, Zoe, Tom Bennell
jimbonfire 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Ryan Mcconnell
Mattlamb90 07/Jun/15 Lead β

Strong onsite from jim.

spidey 07/Jun/15 Lead β
with Jimmy broomhead, mat lamb
Hidden 06/Jun/15 TR
Nick_Merriman 06/Jun/15 TR O/S
with Lewis Neve
dom94 31/May/15 Lead O/S
leopolian 31/May/15 2nd β
Neal Jobling 30/May/15 TR O/S
with Andy Burr
rurp 25/May/15 -

all toproped

with Mailee, emma rowland, ben rowland
Hidden 20/May/15 Lead RP
MSchobitz 16/May/15 Lead O/S

Pretty chuffed to have done this, will now avoid it at all cost... Thought it was all pretty straight forward for 5c until the very last break, where I took ages to commit to what I though was the hardest move.

with USMC, Fran Hammond
Sam McCarthy 16/May/15 2nd O/S
with Micky, Fran
Nick1812P 16/May/15 Solo O/S

very happy to do this after eyeing it up for a while.

with Micki, Fran
Gambit 16/Apr/15 TR rpt

Back to lead it sometime colder

with Alone
morganator 15/Apr/15 Lead

Almost dark. 5 mins later and definitely wouldn't have done it.. One small cam 2/5 of the way up, prob OK though. Good to get it done on my first day on rock this year

with Mark Whitworth
Dave Musgrove Jnr 15/Apr/15 Solo

Nice evening. First wed evening outside of the 2015 season.

MysteriousCeorl 20/Mar/15 TR
Luke Dawson 06/Feb/15 Solo RP

onsight on a gri gri then soloed a sweet route

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/Feb/15 Solo O/S
phil64 ??/2015 -
rurp 27/Oct/14 TR O/S

Beautiful climbing, not brave enough to lead it

sopaz 26/Oct/14 2nd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Great, would be easier to solo - the gear didn't inspire much confidence.

with Roisin
C May 13/Sep/14 TR O/S
daveagriff 09/Sep/14 TR
with Stuart Hossack
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
MrBIond 21/Jul/14 2nd O/S
mrteale 21/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with MrBlond
WillDoyle 14/Apr/14 Solo
Bloke on a Rope 29/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Was feeling quite good about this until i got to the gear at half height an saw how poor it is, i tried to place 3 differnt cams only to watch them slide down the rope of their own accord, which put me right off me stride! Managed to back climb slightly and drop onto the grass round the arete, think next time i would just go for the solo, less distractions.

with Matt
ashtond6 22/Mar/14 2nd O/S
amccann 16/Mar/14 Solo rpt
franhammond92 16/Mar/14 2nd
mike mo ??/2014 2nd
Hidden 29/Dec/13 TR O/S
Teappleby 11/Dec/13 Lead dnf

Got just beyond the gear and my hands were too cold and I'd lost psyche, so I backed off.

Andy Peak 1 03/Dec/13 Lead β

Had a cheeky abbsail down the route and found one good pice of gear and two poor pieces, a littel regret i just didnt solo it! But i am still in one pice:-)

Hidden ?/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 13/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Warm up. Sweet. Was climbing pretty balls-out at the top.

amccann 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Teappleby 12/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Kim M 01/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Nige
Andy Moles 27/Sep/13 Lead RP

2x toprope then led. One good-ish cam at half height.

with Ferdia
ferdia 27/Sep/13 TR O/S
mikealexpayne 08/Sep/13 TR
Alkis 01/Sep/13 TR O/S

No head to lead it, but the moves felt steady. Maybe in a few years...

Harry Thorpe 23/Aug/13 2nd O/S
thetradlad 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Lunar25 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Felt high and I didnt find any gear :( Climbing isnt too difficult though....

with Phil Marsh
Graeme Hammond 30/Apr/13 Solo RP

Top roped easily clean a few times. Much easier than expected so went for the solo which was more gripping but OK. Better to do it this way than to never doing it at all or should I have "manned up" for the on-sight solo.

Hidden 15/Apr/13 TR O/S
Andrew Lodge 15/Apr/13 TR O/S

Done in the dark, a great climb on a top rope and all the moves go OK but absolutely no gear.

with Bob, Steve
benkelsey 13/Apr/13 Solo dnf

really easy and steady to the very last move. couldn't see the move at all! downclimbed from two foot from the top back to the ground. surely that is harder than finishing it?! oops. no mats, friends, harness.

with HPC
Hannes B 09/Apr/13 Solo O/S

2 pads and a mate

with DebsB
jon_gill1 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Fantastic route,but didnt really get any gear that would have caught a whipper so just had to hold my head and climb it!first ever E4 on lead and never managed an E3 so quite a jump from 2 to 4!

with ross garfoot
Keendan 01/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Some near-disastrous route reading error near the top (swung round onto the steep face) but otherwise very straightforward.

with Remus
Hidden 01/Feb/13 Solo O/S
spitfirerick 23/Nov/12 TR
the power 03/Nov/12 TR O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 TR O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ?/Oct/12 Solo

Felt fine having backed off the start a year or two ago. Really enjoyable and airy.

Ben1983 22/Sep/12 TR
Hidden 22/Sep/12 TR rpt
geoff.comley 13/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Was eyeing it up all day, decided to go for it and was so glad i did! Woop!!

Dr Toph 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S

Nice and steady, delicate all the way. Didnt feel too hard tho, guess its just my kind of route..

dannyboy83 25/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Bry 15/Apr/12 2nd β
with Paul
chrishedgehog 14/Apr/12 TR O/S
Tim Sparrow 10/Apr/12 TR

Easy 5c .... with the rope in front of me, not trailing uselessly behind!

with Geoff Thomas
clmbr 07/Apr/12 TR
with mr g walters
barni 05/Apr/12 Solo β
with Ami
Hidden 27/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd β
belay bunny turned bad 26/Mar/12 Lead RP

Ground up, second go after a silly slip low down.

with loundsy
Neil McA 14/Jan/12 2nd rpt
with Stan
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S

Not as precarious as I was expecting.

torin_123 ??/2012 TR
Jim Malo 27/Nov/11 TR O/S
with Putt
davesykes 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Steady away

with Stan
davewsargent 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
elCapitano 23/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Glad I didn't solo or LP this. Still psyched to flash it.

with Courty
M_W_Court 23/Sep/11 Lead RP

one slip just after the gear, but soughted my life and got it second attempt. First E4.

ben_250 13/Jul/11 TR O/S
with Tom
Phill Mitch 10/Jul/11 Solo β

wanted to solo this for a while,had a spare half day so went down specialy.Did a few warm ups then tried first few moves 3 times before commiting.Got a bit spooked half way up but managed to keep it together, just.

ColinD 27/Apr/11 TR O/S
alaan 23/Apr/11 Solo rpt
nick ferro 16/Apr/11 TR O/S

Found it delicate.

Tony Holdsworth 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Adam Hughes
akhughes 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 22/Mar/11 Solo RP
harold walmsley 08/Mar/11 TR O/S

Found it OK (easier than its namesake at Helsby). Shouldn't have spoiled the onsight

with Colin Struthers
howlingbaboon 26/Feb/11 TR O/S
mwatson ??/2011 -

Did this as my first E4 about a week after my first E3 and having never done an E2 looking back on it now i don't know what the hell i was thinking.

Ahab ?/Dec/10 Lead dnf
harvie 13/Nov/10 Solo O/S
highlux 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Briefly unsettling approaching the break. Got 2 pieces in, but one was only on 2 cams and the other dubious also. Fantastic line and climbing though. Just gotta keep calm...

Hidden 10/Oct/10 TR O/S
Martin Cooper 02/Oct/10 2nd
with Stan
J.Wells 25/Sep/10 Solo RP
thomasadixon 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Essentially a solo. For me the bad cams "protected" the rest of the route just after the crux at half height.

with Mike
Hidden 03/Sep/10 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 TR O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 TR
Hidden 30/May/10 2nd O/S
RagingPuffin 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Chris, Lev, Tom baines, Liz davies, Emma Ross
lizzie789 30/May/10 2nd O/S
with Lev, Tom Baines, Chris Davies, Emma, Al Franks
Lev 30/May/10 Lead rpt
Jonathan Hall 28/May/10 TR
jwpil 11/Apr/10 TR O/S
with Gordon
gordonday 11/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 TR rpt
Shauna 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jules
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Matt Bennett 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with Lewis Grey
feilx 11/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/09 TR O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/09 TR
mic_b 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with mrsbate
Hidden 11/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 2nd
Jeronimo 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S

Had bad hayfever, and even worse midges. Hastily retreated after this.

with sam8oy
sam8oy 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S
with Jay
Kyuzo 13/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/09 TR
Theeni 15/Mar/09 TR O/S
Em66 15/Mar/09 TR O/S
with MUMC
Somerset swede basher 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Katharine and Nick Payne
RCrockford 24/Jan/09 TR
with Mark D
Diggler 24/Jan/09 TR
stephenhartley ??/2009 2nd
with Burns
melonmike ??/2009 TR O/S
jimbobimbo ?/Dec/08 TR
with Andy
Nicos 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with frazer
Matt Fry 19/Oct/08 Lead β

Excellent route. A small cam protects the crux at about half height.

Hidden 23/Jul/08 TR rpt
morganator 25/May/08 Solo O/S
gforce 12/May/08 Lead
with Emma
Mike Soulby 14/Apr/08 TR RP
Hidden 19/Mar/08 2nd O/S
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 TR
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 TR
with Spudly, james
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/07 TR
alaan 14/Nov/07 Solo

Seconded some one on this years ago.

Hidden 02/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 13/Oct/07 TR
with Phil Ashton
Ram MkiV 05/Oct/07 Solo

Had bottled it and traversed off into fringe benefit a couple of years ago. Really enjoyed it today, crag to myself.

Hidden 02/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
climbingrick 27/May/07 2nd O/S
Oceanic ?/May/07 2nd
tatz45 28/Apr/07 Lead β
with Lisa Morgan
bronsonite 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
BenJacobs ??/2007 TR RP
with PeakDJ
Hidden ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 16/Dec/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 02/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Brown 30/Nov/06 Solo O/S
with Solo
Nick Taylor 08/Oct/06 Lead β
with Chris Handy
Hidden 19/Jul/06 TR O/S
markbenton 09/May/06 TR β
madaxeman 09/May/06 TR O/S
with Dave Potts & Mark Benton
dan gibson 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Hidden 19/Feb/06 TR O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead O/S

dave top roped it another day and said i could do it! he was right.just one smear move whilst laying away on the arete,next to the only gear,the rest is all in balance.

with dave
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
Gambit ??/2005 Solo RP

By myself one night after work

Hidden 19/Sep/04 Solo
Lev 02/May/04 2nd O/S
with Spen
Smelly Fox ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Luisa Giles
chris warner ?/May/03 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/03 AltLd
Gus 04/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
Hidden ?/Jun/02 TR O/S
Hidden 25/May/02 TR β
Mark Davies PK ?/Apr/01 TR O/S
with Francis Lickerish
tuftynick ??/2001 -
ewen ??/2001 -
adam carless ??/2001 TR O/S

There was already a rope on it, someone offered me a go, and I was weak enough to accept. That's my excuse anyway.

with someone from CUMC
stuart100 10/May/00 TR O/S
with Claire Graham
TBowell nee Holdsworth ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 2nd
dan_o_b ?/Oct/99 2nd O/S
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
Roget 13/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden 13/Apr/97 TR O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/Mar/97 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1997 2nd O/S
roncaves 31/Aug/96 2nd
martroberts 09/Jun/96 TR O/S

toproped ok but didn't fancy leading it!

craig h ?/Feb/96 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Oct/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/95 TR O/S
Gordon Stainforth 28/Jun/95 TR
with Steve Dean, Terry Gifford, Chris Thorp, Pete Sutton
runestone 01/Jan/95 TR
Sean Kelly ??/1995 TR

I'm sure that this used to be graded E3?

with Keith Bolton
James Moyle ?/Aug/94 TR O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/94 TR
Hidden 13/Jul/94 TR
mattnuttall 15/Jun/94 Solo rpt

Jez, Ste O Dowd and Ruth were out that day.

Chris the Tall ?/Jun/94 TR
Podling ??/1994 TR
mattnuttall 16/Oct/93 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/93 TR
Hidden ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/92 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/92 TR O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/92 Lead O/S
jamiev ??/1992 TR O/S
with Rupert Gladstone
phardman ??/1992 Solo
phardman ??/1992 Solo
NeilGriffiths ??/1992 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 14/Jul/91 TR
andy tetsill ?/Mar/91 TR
with Joy
FATBOYFAT ??/1991 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 16/Feb/90 Lead O/S

A great sunny winter's day. 12 routes led or soloed.

with Kim Greenald
leathers ??/1990 -
Andy Say 17/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/89 Lead
dominic lee 28/Jul/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/89 TR
uphillnow ??/1989 TR
Stoney Boy 01/Oct/88 Lead O/S
with Colin Hughes
Hidden 13/Sep/87 TR
Rob Davies 12/Apr/87 TR
Billg 29/Mar/87 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Chris Ellis 01/Apr/86 2nd
with Matt Boyer
Hidden 12/Jun/85 TR
malc 22/Jul/84 TR
KRB 19/Sep/83 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1983 TR
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Paul Clarke ??/1977 Solo O/S

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