Rockfax Description
The thin crack has perfect protection and superb finger-jams but still manages to be shockingly hard work considering its length. A long-term hard HVS. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Clarke early 1960s

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Eastern Grit Jamming, Tick List for 2015/2016.

Hidden 19/Sep Lead O/S
rachelpearce01 19/Sep 2nd O/S
Cake 12/Sep 2nd rpt
with Tom from Hemel
Hidden 12/Sep Lead O/S
9fingerjon 10/Sep 2nd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 10/Sep Lead G/U
ian d f 25/Aug Lead O/S
with Pete H
bclifton 01/Jun Lead
Lessworkmoreclimbing 23/May TR dnf

Tried to lead, looked so pleasant but as my wiser companions were hinting, it is not! Fell off start of main crack and decided it was not for me. Top roped to get gear out, hard moves followed by a top crux that I just could not do even with several falls and attempts. Trev did the move with style but I see why neither of them wanted to lead it!

with Trev Prew, Kev
bencole 13/May 2nd rpt
Fraser hill-casey 13/May Lead O/S
climberchristy 13/May Lead rpt

Really good route.

with bencole
loonylovegood93 06/May 2nd dog
RM199 06/May Lead dog

2 attempts, testing on both where the crack runs out. Bugga

Paul Figg 17/Apr Lead
Jim Walton 12/Apr 2nd dog

Bloody desperate

Andrew Barker 12/Apr Lead O/S

HVS 5b in the BMC guide. E1 5b seems fair.

with Jim
petegunn 10/Apr Lead
with Davina
The Reaper 06/Apr Lead

Not the best start to the season. One rest after getting within one move of the top. Got it second time.

buxtoncoffeelover 04/Apr Lead

Zero points for style - rested on gear before the desperate drive for the top (got it on the second/final? attempt)! Lovely finger jams lower down & then the crack closes up. Puffing & sweating at the end

Hidden 04/Apr 2nd dog
quickdrawmcraw 01/Apr Lead dog
with amy
Andy Moles 11/Mar Lead rpt
with Ferdia
ferdia 11/Mar 2nd
harry.morrish 08/Mar Lead dog

had quite a whip due to damp upper crack, lowered off and got it second try with some rests

williap 19/Feb Lead dog

Feisty! Will be back to get this ground-up

Hidden 30/Nov/16 Lead rpt
slab_happy 28/Nov/16 2nd dog

Hideously dogged.

with Droyd
Droyd 28/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Having previously downclimbed due to moisture, then found people on it multiple times, it was good to finally get this done. Fair at E1.

with Clare
fuzzysheep01 13/Nov/16 2nd dog

Shambles - just fannying around climbing without any technique on second. Pretty sustained 5bish - E1 for sure in my eyes.

with Dave SMC, Ed Shaw
eduardo 13/Nov/16 Lead
admackie 05/Nov/16 Lead


with Ardo
Ardo 05/Nov/16 Lead RP

Went smoothly second go

dom94 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Nice climb, surprised I haven't done it before now.

with Harry Morrish
harry.morrish 30/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with dom94
Cake 29/Oct/16 Lead rpt

On some of John's gear. Still E1

GregClixby 29/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Txitxar 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S
mattlyons 22/Oct/16 Lead RP

Took two goes, foot slipped at the last move first try.

Lenny 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with James. D
James Oakes 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Matt Lyons, Lucy Bradbury, Harry Morrish
will_benfold 09/Oct/16 2nd dog

Foot popped off while fiddling with a nut

Mark Stevenson 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Lead dnf
Durkules 02/Jun/16 2nd dog
Hidden 21/May/16 Lead dnf
amccann 13/May/16 Lead rpt
with Matt H
Derek Furze 05/May/16 2nd
with Ian, Rick
PaulTanton 01/May/16 Lead rpt
with Ken McBride
nai 28/Apr/16 2nd
with Mark
FlavioL1989 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/16 Lead
rajeshwarbisht 23/Apr/16 2nd dnf
with Flavio
MrFantastic 17/Apr/16 Lead dog
Alex Handley 17/Apr/16 Lead dog

My first route on my mission to learn to properly crack climb.. pumped out at the top and took a mini fall

Rob Davies 10/Apr/16 2nd

One rest to extract a stuck cam, but leading it would be much harder. VS A0 lead by Phil.

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
Hidden 27/Feb/16 Lead dnf
Psych ?/Feb/16 TR O/S
Wendy Watthews 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S

Absolutely nails for hvs as in the guide, I spend too long on the good finger lock got hot and had to remove my fleece mid route much to my belayers delight, then had to storm through the slopers praying to friction to stay on, luckily I did :)

arandall 16/Jan/16 2nd O/S
Phil Anderson ??/2016 TR
dr_botnik 29/Dec/15 Lead RP
g1m147 22/Nov/15 2nd rpt
with Mick.
Hidden 22/Oct/15 2nd
cookie-doo 22/Oct/15 2nd dog

Was concentrating so hard on the crack that didn't realise that the good hold was very much within my reach and boom I was off.

MNC 17/Oct/15 2nd dog
with Rob
Sam McCarthy 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
robertmichaellovell 17/Oct/15 Lead
with Mark C
Tom Bennell 17/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/15 2nd
Mr Messy 10/Sep/15 Lead dog
with Sam
Hidden 10/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead dog
Matt Groom 12/Aug/15 Lead
with Nina
mark4344 11/Aug/15 Lead dog
with Dave Rich
db79 11/Jul/15 2nd dog
BnB 03/Jul/15 -
Neal Jobling 24/Jun/15 Lead dog
with Tony Flint
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Lead
jimbonfire 07/Jun/15 2nd
spidey 07/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead dog
MysteriousCeorl 26/May/15 2nd
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead G/U
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Joey C 22/May/15 2nd
MSchobitz 16/May/15 Lead dnf
with USMC, Fran Hammond
freemanTom 10/May/15 Lead dog

Few descending rests from initial high point 5 feet below tree. Found top hard to work out. Pumpy.

with Carol Soc
Hardcore Pat 10/May/15 Lead dog
with Dr Julie
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead
shaunhumphreys 25/Apr/15 Lead G/U

Hard! tried once a while back, need to learn how to finger lock properly!

with Dom P, Ben Kelsey
benkelsey 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S


with Shaun Humphreys
benkelsey 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S


with Shaun Humphreys
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 19/Mar/15 2nd dnf
Jimbo C 07/Mar/15 2nd dog

Now officially my nemesis route. After a lead attempt I backed off and let Olly lead on my gear (he cruised it). I had several further rests whilst retrieving gear and to top it all off I rested too close to a nut and it flew out giving me a bloody lip. Grrr, i'll be back.

with Olly
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 03/Mar/15 2nd
the power 03/Mar/15 Lead rpt

Yes ya fucker

with Paul Hy, rob
Hidden ?/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 28/Feb/15 Lead rpt
robblowen 28/Feb/15 2nd rpt
with Jonny
the power 21/Feb/15 Lead dnf

One day

with Andy, deacon
Andy Peak 1 07/Feb/15 Lead

hard and fun

with Andrew Deckon
the power 07/Feb/15 Lead dnf

got 3 quaters of the way up this time hard work but pretty pleased with it haha

with deacon
brownie mike 18/Jan/15 Lead dog
SJPowderham1 ??/2015 -
ralphio 10/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Was expecting a knuckle crunching pump-fest but actually turned out all rather pleasant. Couple of decent resting positions. Worth 3 stars if it was longer.

with Nik
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
sheelba 26/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Not a great idea

hodge192 26/Oct/14 Lead dnf

The route was good, I was not. Pumped out of my box. Will be back with Popeye forearms for this one.

stevelismore 26/Oct/14 2nd
WillDoyle 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 29/Sep/14 2nd rpt

Easier in the dry.

Dave Warburton 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Too hot to do anything else.

with Matthew
nick ferro 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Andrew Edwards, Oli Birkill
kyaizawa 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Emma Reynolds 16/Aug/14 2nd
stuart34 16/Jun/14 Lead β

2nd go ground up

with Loosie
Wayne S 21/Apr/14 2nd
with Gary
g1m147 21/Apr/14 Lead
with Wayne s
JonnoP 19/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Rick H
silviac 13/Apr/14 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead dog
petecallaghan 13/Apr/14 2nd dog

Foot slipped and fell towards the top. Damn.

with Jamie T
belay bunny turned bad 11/Apr/14 Lead
with al
Hidden 09/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/14 -
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd dog
Stoney Boy 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy
shaunhumphreys 23/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Punterd around at the bottom and got overly pumped! just needed to fully commit to pulling the initial roof!

Hidden 23/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/14 2nd rpt
greenclimb 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
adam clarke 22/Mar/14 TR dnf

Bottom half seemed ok between showers. Moves at 3/4 height felt harder, then started to rain again. A good way off leading this.

with Simon Palmer
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd dog
Jonny Nick 08/Mar/14 Lead RP

Great route. Real battle at the top.

PaulTanton 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Good climbing. Good lead by Bruce in the gathering gloom. Good ring locks

with Bruce Woodley
Hidden 02/Mar/14 -
bigie bob ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
bencole ?/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Jackwd 22/Feb/14 Lead β

Led in vaguest terms on Robs gear. Good route!

Hidden 29/Dec/13 2nd O/S
the power 15/Dec/13 Lead dnf
Si dH 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Andy
Matthew Ferrier 06/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Pretty wet. The best locks are at the rests which is nice. Need to come back when it's not chucking down.

Andy Moles 27/Sep/13 2nd
with Ferdia
ferdia 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 21/Sep/13 Lead dog

Slipped near the top... I took it too casually. Mistake :-( Finger-jammed all the way.

with Nick B, Tim P
TimPerkin 20/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Masa Sakano
morganator 01/Sep/13 Lead
spragglerocks 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
JRigby 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Will
Tamati 18/Aug/13 Lead dog

1 fall

with Jane
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
quickdrawmcraw 01/Jul/13 2nd
with bob
Nigel Bond 01/Jul/13 Lead
with Bern Hardman
kwaidy 11/May/13 TR
with sting
alp79 06/May/13 2nd dog
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead
DanielGyi 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Olli Crudge
Fragmod 28/Apr/13 Lead
Olli-C 28/Apr/13 2nd O/S

Nice! Dan fell on lead.

with Dan Gyi
gazfellows 28/Apr/13 Lead dog

Really tough for 5b!. Rested after crux but it still keeps coming after that.... 5c ???

with Nic
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Brannock 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S

E1 feels right, short and sustained.

MPSBunny 21/Apr/13 2nd dog

Ouch, this was hard especially following Altar Crack. I had to weight the rope a couple of times and at other points get John to take in as I did the move. He reckoned he has done easier E1s (it is HVS in Eastern Grit).

Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Anna
john lynch 04/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Kirill 06/Jan/13 Lead dnf
Wyrdwired ??/2013 Lead dog
will9911 02/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with Tony Madden
Hidden 24/Nov/12 Lead dnf
pie_eater_pete 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Sankey 11/Nov/12 2nd
with Jon
jshields 11/Nov/12 Lead
MoWalker3 03/Nov/12 -
with chrissy
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead
riddle 13/Oct/12 Lead dog
with Ted Rogers
deacondeacon 13/Oct/12 Lead β

Have seconded it before so not onsight. Felt about hvs.

jwpil 17/Sep/12 Lead dog

Did the top moves wrong and couldn't reverse. Very sustained but not too hard once you choose the correct method.

with Deacon
Cake 15/Sep/12 Lead dog

Some kind of a Nemesis, this one. Fell and went to the top after a rest

with Matt
Hidden ?/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/12 2nd
masa-alpin 10/Jun/12 Lead dog

Cracks were soaking wet. As a result the crux was the move to reach the top of the crack on wet slopers and terrible jam in flared wet crack, where I fell off a couple of times. Lee said it was a way harder than the dry condition he had climbed weeks ago.

with Lee P
Andy Fielding 27/May/12 2nd
with Mike Walton
Hidden 24/May/12 Lead dnf
Ardo 24/May/12 Lead dnf

Spanked. Few falls before admitting defeat.

Hidden 23/May/12 2nd O/S
saffy 13/May/12 TR dog
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd dog
ranga 13/May/12 2nd
Matt Cooke 06/May/12 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead β
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/12 2nd O/S
Carter 05/May/12 Lead dog
with Jack
Andy Peak 1 04/May/12 Lead

Fell of lead again on the gear I had alredy placed!

with H washbrook
Hidden 03/May/12 Lead dog
Hidden 02/May/12 2nd O/S
Tom Doldon 02/May/12 Lead O/S

good crack climb

with sam simpson 48
jonathanfield ?/May/12 -
ldadams ?/May/12 Lead dog
with Nigel
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead
lizzie789 07/Apr/12 2nd dog

Hard finger locks

marcduhig 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Found really hard finger locking all the way.

sopaz 06/Apr/12 2nd
minaturechris 01/Apr/12 TR RP

Tried on lead.....backed off. Need more stamina to place gear on this one.

tgeh 31/Mar/12 2nd dog


with dan geh
Dan Geh 31/Mar/12 Lead dog

All was going well till the very top where the jams and footholds ran out. Should only be HVS, a good sandbag to keep HVS leaders like me in our place!

snomonkee 17/Mar/12 Lead dog
Martin Cooper 11/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Stan
Chad123 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Glad it's E1 on here, thought the HVS in the guidebook was a little harsh! Even E2 5b wouldn't be too far from the mark, tough start, pumpy middle and some tricky moves to finish, this route sure packs it in, good fun though....

with Emily
SteveM 25/Feb/12 Lead
with Rachael
spragglerocks 25/Feb/12 2nd dog

Need to remember the top sequence...

with Steve M
gingerwolf 19/Feb/12 TR O/S
pie_eater_pete 31/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
cragtyke 27/Nov/11 2nd
with john g
fatbuoybazza 19/Nov/11 Lead dnf

After Blizzard Ridge, Croton Oil then Roof Route, this was one route too much, bloody stiff too..

with DaveP
Roberttaylor 12/Nov/11 2nd dog


Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/11 2nd dog
HarryBowyer 28/Oct/11 Lead dog
James Oswald 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Good route but not HVS! A bit of a struggle, E1 I'd say and a good one. Perfect conditions

Lumbering Oaf 07/Oct/11 2nd dog

Attempted lead but couldn't get established on crack, let Alan lead it after three attempts. Found it tough as second!

hotfeet 07/Oct/11 Lead
with Matthew
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Stone Muppet 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with ah
mark4344 20/Sep/11 Lead dog

Sadly dogged due to pumped arms, just after leading Altar crack. great route and gear, hard work on fingers.

with Dan, Matt Payne
cheeky 20/Sep/11 2nd dog
tsjx 03/Sep/11 2nd dog

With John McMahon. John thoroughly dogged it. I was one foot slip away from getting it clean.

Hidden 03/Sep/11 TR rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
pebbles 15/Aug/11 Lead dog

tried and failed woefully! hopefully my comedy dogging exercise of the year. dogged/aided my way to the top, then cleaned route on ab as buddies refused to follow (once they had stopped laughing). well protected (thankfully)

rurp 11/Aug/11 Lead O/S

particularly satisfying as mark fell off seconding it!

ChrisBrooke 07/Aug/11 2nd
with Duncan Bell
martin one 07/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with joel
Hidden ?/Aug/11 2nd
ojp 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt

Felt steady. Very very hot and foot popped.

with Dave
Dave Foster 30/Jul/11 2nd

Foot slipped. Great locks and holds, top route.

with Si
max_chan 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Phil PCC
Marcus B 02/Jul/11 2nd β
Pete Scott 02/Jul/11 Lead dog
BeccaSnowden 15/Jun/11 Lead dog

Got to top moves on second try and struggled with reach. Got all the moves after a couple of falls.

thomasadixon 15/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Previously dogged on Ollie B's gear in Mar/08 - still reckon it's E1!

with Becca, Ollie
Oliver Houston 15/Jun/11 2nd
Will Hunt 29/May/11 Lead O/S

Quite tricky.

with Matt Robinson
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead rpt
Matt_L_Robinson 29/May/11 2nd O/S
Cake 29/May/11 Lead dnf


JPGR 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Oceanic 22/May/11 -

Fell off the last move. Did it on my next go.

dan_o_b ?/May/11 2nd O/S
geddicakes 17/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
will_benfold 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Tried while waiting for Chris and Sesh to finish Altar Crack. Couldn't get over the roof.

chrisallan 09/Apr/11 Lead dog
liamoloughlin 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Dave Gilling 05/Apr/11 Lead
with Jamie Lilleman
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead
cat22 20/Mar/11 2nd
with Mike
Robin Warden 20/Mar/11 2nd
spragglerocks 12/Mar/11 2nd dog

Kept failing on the final move. One to come back to.

vanderz 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
gregoritos 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ahab ?/Dec/10 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 13/Nov/10 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 13/Nov/10 Lead

Tough route with finger jams that only get worse.

markfairbank 07/Nov/10 Lead dog

Route 1: Me 0. Got spanked!

with Ian Moore
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd
drysori 06/Nov/10 2nd
with Jon
JRae 30/Oct/10 2nd
with Sam W
pog100 10/Oct/10 2nd
with Larry
dannygiblin ?/Oct/10 Lead
AlexxelA ?/Oct/10 2nd dnf

Felt like I could have cracked it with a bit more work. I will be back!

with Alex Williams
Hidden 26/Sep/10 2nd
Dan Lane 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

hard work, no way it is HVS, it would be nice if rockfax actually checked the grade, rather than guessing, but then again, that is why i dont like them.

with Dad
Laurence Everitt 16/Sep/10 2nd RP

Gear was pretty tough to take out, hard climb

Harry Thorpe 16/Sep/10 Lead dog

Well hard

Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
Jules Lane ?/Sep/10 2nd dog
with Dan
J.Wells 28/Aug/10 Lead β
Oliver Houston 05/Aug/10 Lead dog

HVS, my arse, thank you very much craggsy, solid, sustained 5A/B climbing with a rubbish rest, E1 in my book (even if well protected)

JRae 05/Aug/10 2nd

Nice pebbles.

with Oli H
GrahamPlant 17/May/10 Lead
with Jamie Armatage
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead dog
Shauna 15/May/10 2nd O/S
with Sari
Ian Broome 12/May/10 Lead O/S
Pown 09/May/10 Lead O/S
j.carney 02/May/10 TR dnf

Farting around at the end of the day.

with Carl, Dan Ashfield
schaff 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
sopaz ?/May/10 TR dog
DanH9883 28/Apr/10 Lead
with Lee
Barry D 21/Apr/10 2nd
with Andy H
Andy Hardy 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jwpil 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Gordon
gordonday 11/Apr/10 Lead dog
Hidden 06/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Mike_Hayes 04/Apr/10 -
31770 28/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Very tough for the grade, and powerful at the top of the crack

with Richard Draisy
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 13/Mar/10 Lead rpt

Clean but only just as tired, lowered off to get gear as not seconded, previously lead but not clean 25/Oct/09

Hidden 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
MartinPL ??/2010 Lead

After rain, second attempt ground up.

Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
shaun walby 05/Dec/09 2nd dog
with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 05/Dec/09 Lead dog

bugger it!

Hidden 15/Nov/09 2nd dog
cobweb 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with martyn hopson
mark20 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Got HVS in my guide - I thought it felt pretty hard. Nearly fell a few times but got it clean.

Jim Slater 18/Oct/09 Lead dog
with Mark Mercer
feilx 11/Oct/09 Solo O/S
simonp ?/Sep/09 Lead
with Annelies Sarrazyn
Martin Haworth 29/Aug/09 Lead dog
with Tony
Tony Holdsworth 29/Aug/09 2nd dog

Wrist gave problems - not happy.....

with Martin Haworth
metal arms 23/Aug/09 Lead dog
Reaver2k 06/Aug/09 Lead dog

Got pretty nailed on this, was in a bad mindset from the first minute questioning whether I could do it. Some tricky moves turning the lip then a bit of a rest, I put in a really painful fingerlock and preceeded to pull on it way too hard, trying to reach past the poor bit of the finger crack. After a couple of attempts I couldn't hold on much longer, had a rest, and found the hold which isn't a jam, tried moving off this and fell again trying to use a useless hold above! Next attempt I threw myself over to the right and found a decent break and finished it off. Very hard for HVS I would say but atleast it's well protected.

with Katie Keeley, Lisa Trollope, Michael Watson
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/09 2nd
Hidden ?/May/09 -
Hidden 10/Apr/09 2nd
Alfredo 03/Apr/09 2nd
with Tim
deklan 01/Apr/09 Lead dog
with sean
Hidden 30/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd
Mick r 29/Mar/09 Lead dnf

not a good warm up E2 def

with big Rob
Martin Haworth 18/Jan/09 Lead dog

Pumpy. Ran out of strength near the top.

with Marek
aspyrex 18/Jan/09 2nd dog
with Martin Haworth
Brown 10/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with Henry
SteveM 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Kat
kitkat78 22/Nov/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Hidden 29/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Mr Sparkle 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Pearson
Mark Stevenson 22/Aug/08 Lead dog
with not seconded
petellis 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Seems undergraded at HVS. A good perplexing fight - lots and lots of sweary shouting, great moves.

Mutl3y 22/Jun/08 2nd
with madmats
Hidden 22/Jun/08 Lead dog
Hidden 26/May/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead O/S
catt 09/Mar/08 Lead dnf

Lobbed of the last hard move at the top! B*llocks! This is a tough little route. Abbed and stripped it. Will be back for a clean ground up.

with Will
clive-greenwood 10/Feb/08 Lead dog
MikeLeeds 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Mattyk 09/Feb/08 Lead dnf

took a lob at the top, pumped stupid placing gear which thankfully held. i had bog bloody holds but my hands at this point were less than useful. glad i placed the last piece of gear though or it may have been a big fall into the ground.

Fraser13 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Andrew Sloan 23/Dec/07 2nd dog
DannyK 19/Dec/07 2nd dog


with pep
Hidden 16/Dec/07 2nd dog
Hardonicus 16/Dec/07 Lead
Martin Haworth ?/Dec/07 Lead dog
with Richard
alaan 14/Nov/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Nov/07 Lead O/S
colin milton 09/Nov/07 2nd
with pep
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead
DavidR 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Rob Davies 13/Oct/07 2nd

Started to rain

with Phil Ashton
nacnud 07/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 03/Oct/07 2nd
Peakpdr ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with phill
Hidden 06/May/07 2nd O/S
c_s_hawkins 29/Apr/07 TR dog
with sarah
givemetea 20/Apr/07 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Luke Brooks 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Hidden 25/Mar/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 17/Mar/07 2nd O/S

also 2nded on 25/Apr/15 with Alex Twist

with Tom Pascall
Stig 16/Mar/07 Lead dog
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
DavidEvans 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Toby Dunn
Hidden 13/Jan/07 2nd O/S
RossG123 ??/2007 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 02/Dec/06 Lead
adam carless ?/Dec/06 2nd O/S
with Gerry Taylor
Timothy Greenhalgh 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Stewart ( Bogner)
cem 05/Nov/06 Lead rpt
with Natasha Geere, Graham Dolman
Hidden ?/Nov/06 2nd
Mutl3y 02/May/06 2nd
with Iggy
Iggy_B ?/May/06 Lead dog

This route pained me so.

with Nick
Lev 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/06 2nd
dan gibson 15/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
cornishben 15/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with Edouard Vincent
chris sm 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Owen W-G 08/Apr/06 Lead dnf

Got v pumped and fell off top slopers. Excuse: first day out of year and v cold. Lesson: get your belayer to stand at foot of route unless you want runners to unzip from the bottom!

Hidden 22/Jan/06 2nd
Garan 22/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Really good climbing.

with Gus Hudgins
jimdanson 22/Jan/06 2nd dog
with Dan Robinson
Hidden ??/2006 -
Phill Mitch ??/2006 Lead O/S
with dave
Boy ??/2006 -
maybe_si ?/Dec/05 Lead O/S
alaan ?/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with Eurodice
mattyork2 ?/Nov/05 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Oct/05 Lead dog
Alex Mason ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S

beasted this was awesome fingery def high e1

with joe young
mel holmes 15/May/05 Lead dog
RossG ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
ukb & bmc shark 31/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
mikeshewring ?/Dec/03 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead
cem 09/Mar/03 Lead dog
with Jonathan Astin
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Oct/01 Lead
Hidden 13/Oct/01 2nd dog
Hidden 01/Sep/01 Lead
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2000 TR
Chris Reid 02/Jan/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/98 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 22/Mar/98 2nd dog

Even more strenuous after Altar Crack!!!

with Ian Makin
martroberts 22/Feb/98 Lead RP

Hard work. Seconded it last year

Martin Bennett 20/Apr/97 -
with MT
uphillnow 08/May/96 Lead O/S

was graded hvs when I first did it and my note said felt like E1

Roget 14/Jan/96 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??/1996 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/95 2nd O/S
ste_d 01/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with mik
roncaves 01/Apr/95 2nd
with Gavin Williams
Bullybones ??/1994 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/93 2nd
Hidden ??/1993 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 27/Oct/91 Lead O/S
with Phil Bent
NickJH ?/Sep/91 2nd O/S
with D Picker
craig h 27/May/91 Lead O/S
with Paul Braithwaite
Chris Ellis 18/May/91 2nd
with Martin Veale
Rock to Fakey 26/Mar/90 -

Was hvs 5b

Hidden 13/Sep/87 Lead
Rob Davies 30/Mar/87 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/83 Lead
Tom V ??/1983 -
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1977 Lead
clanger ??/1972 -
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