Rockfax Description
The right arete of the concave wall is tackled on its left side. This used to be a soft E4 but don't be fooled, there is still a hard move before the gear arrives. Finish on the right. © Rockfax

FA. Andy Lewondowski 1983

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List.

Kipper-Phil Smith 07/Aug/16 TR

Very windy day almost got blown off the crag. Fabulous route got to come back with a big mat and get this lead. Seems as hard as most of the E4 we done so far this year

with Roscoe
bigdrew 22/May/16 Lead O/S

Start felt worth E4 to me with no pads. Above that E3 is fair.

with Cam
kermit_uk 22/May/16 2nd O/S
harry_lewis 26/Sep/15 Lead G/U
Harry Holmes 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Calum Sewell
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead
Matt Cooke 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rosh
phillipwright 22/Feb/14 Lead RP

Fooled into thinking it was E4 by stanage definitive

with Jimbo
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
BenNorman 07/Apr/13 Solo O/S

Pretty easy, pleasant

AlistairB 06/Apr/13 Solo β

Snowball, good fun.

with Neil, Mark Rankine
mark20 06/Apr/13 Sent O/S
Tim Rodgers 09/Sep/12 2nd dog
Mike W 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Ethan 10/Jan/12 Lead β
with Adam Bailes
Harry_Pymont 12/Nov/11 Lead β
Owen W-G 01/Oct/11 Lead dnf

What was I thinking? First ever E4 attempt in direct sun on hottest October day on record. Got to crux OK but failed to even consider committing to it. Would be a good route to try with a massive snowdrift or a sea of pads.

with Max & Sam
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Fatboy
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Andrew Barker 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Really enjoyable moves, I was scared without ever feeling like I was going to fall off. It was much more overhanging than it looked from the bottom! Felt more like soft E4 5c.

with Tom Lyons
akhughes 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Probably only E3 5c, but good route

Dan Lane 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S

felt pretty easy for 6a, although i can imagine it being a scary lead.

with James McHaffie
harold walmsley 06/Jul/10 TR

Need to come back with mats to consider a lead!

with Colin Struthers
Hidden 12/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd O/S
dan gibson 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with AJ, michael porter
Milne 09/Sep/09 2nd dog

1 fall grom crux

Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
johnwilson123 ?/Sep/09 -
with paul
craig d 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with penny and simon
chris sm 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 27/Sep/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead rpt
liamoloughlin 17/Aug/08 Lead
tlr 03/Jul/08 Lead
with Henry
Hidden 01/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/08 2nd dog
alaan 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
petellis 16/Feb/08 2nd dog
mattyork2 16/Feb/08 2nd RP
Hidden 10/Feb/08 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
with phil
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Brown 01/May/07 Lead O/S
with John
Joe Costello 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Ben and Liam
Toby Dunn 17/Apr/07 2nd
with JulesV
nathanmanc 19/Dec/06 Lead O/S
bronsonite 19/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Nathan Lawrence
Ian Broome 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
Ram MkiV 18/Feb/06 Lead β

some beta provided from both Alex and Reeve. Nice line, nice moves. Shame about the close proximity of the buttress just right.

with Alex & Reeve
Boy ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Alex Mason ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S

good route 2nd E4 quite warm conditions got psyched and went for it no fear and good gear getting better higher up but by then its over

with keith poskitt, rob lonsdale, andy g
loonyclimber ?/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Alex
johnboyrevel ?/Apr/05 Lead RP
with Spider
timbanton ?/Mar/05 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/Jul/04 Solo G/U
Hidden 18/Apr/03 Solo O/S
Ropeboy 05/Apr/03 Lead
Chris Reid 16/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Jus ?/Mar/03 Solo O/S
sadams ?/May/01 Lead
with Eric Hildrew
Dave Musgrove Jnr 14/Feb/01 Lead O/S
with Viv
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead
Jon Read ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Dave Edmunds
Hidden 05/Oct/97 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 14/Jun/90 Lead O/S

When the big boulder was still at the bottom!

with Andy Joyce
Hidden 14/Jun/90 2nd
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High E4
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High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
Votes cast 43
High 6b
Mid 6b
Low 6b
High 6a
Mid 6a
Low 6a
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
Votes cast 41
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Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
Ground Up
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