Rockfax Description
Good moves lead into and up the shallow left-slanting groove in the centre of the wall. © Rockfax

FA. Robin Miller, Peter Steward, Steve Cannon1976

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

SGD 20/Aug Lead O/S

The gear is pretty good if you take small wires. Excellent little route but I found the Knutter the more difficult route.

adi bryant 15/Aug Solo O/S
PaulTanton 18/Jul Solo O/S
Ali D 06/Jul 2nd
with Andy Stewpot
Hidden 26/Jun Lead
RagingPuffin 14/Jun Solo O/S
manwithacam 03/Jun 2nd

Good climbing from Mark, sketchy little number

with Mark Grist
The Grist 03/Jun Lead O/S
with Dan Metcalfe
dewiturton 28/May 2nd
with keitht
keitht 28/May Lead
phil64 09/Apr Lead O/S

very cool

with matt dean, Rach
Hidden 31/Mar Solo dnf
brian watson 25/Mar Lead G/U
with Mike Hawkins
Ed Babs 25/Mar Lead O/S
with Brian Watson, Iain Moodie, Mike Hawkins
paul79 25/Mar 2nd O/S
pie_eater_pete 24/Oct/16 Lead
Alkis 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

The upper section felt a bit thin, possibly because the Rock was warm.

Hidden 06/Sep/16 -
PeteWilson 01/Sep/16 Lead O/S

nice and delicate, easy enough with good footwork :)

with josh
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead
Dominic Green 05/Jun/16 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 05/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/16 -
Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd
David Sherratt 23/Apr/16 Lead
David Sherratt 23/Apr/16 Lead
Andy Moles 05/Apr/16 Solo
Kipper-Phil Smith 25/Mar/16 Lead
with Roscoe, Shaun
giuly 12/Mar/16 TR
with Ed
ehole 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden 28/Dec/15 Lead dnf
Mark Stevenson 31/Oct/15 Lead
Harry Thorpe 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
thetradlad 10/Oct/15 2nd RP
Nick Russell 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S

I didn't expect the top to be so hard. I'd sent my mate to get a rope, which turned out to be sufficient to shame myself into doing it before he got back!

Hidden 06/Sep/15 2nd
nick ferro 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/15 TR
Pero 10/Jun/15 TR
ralphio 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Gear slightly harder to place the The Knutter.

with Coel
mike8331 26/Apr/15 Lead
oread 06/Apr/15 Lead
Sophie Nunn 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Floris
andy jennings 11/Oct/14 2nd β
with Mr. Lovatt
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 21

Olli-C 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
The Reaper 15/Jul/14 Solo O/S

On shunt

Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
NickJH 26/May/14 Lead rpt
Matt Reed 26/May/14 2nd

Struggled on first moves

Stone Muppet 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with peter
petegruf 17/May/14 2nd
with crispin
Hidden 10/May/14 Solo
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
WB 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Guy
Nick1812P 10/Mar/14 Solo O/S
James Oakes 21/Dec/13 Solo O/S
with Liz Martin, Tom Martin, Steve Ramsden
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
vassy05 01/Sep/13 Solo
LucasHarazin 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Quite tricky. Gear goes in the best handholds so pretty awkward to place.

Chris Wright 16/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd dog
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd
chrisbussell 04/Jun/13 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
ColinD 04/Jun/13 Lead

Think one move ahead, commit and enjoy.

with DavidS
joemallia 01/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Paul Whittaker, Jill Whittaker
efrance24234 26/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd
David Kay 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Got quite pumped placing gear after leaving the ledges but managed to down climb and shake out. Good moves, hard for HVS though.

with Mel Michon
Jules Lane 19/May/13 2nd O/S

Good fun. 2 almost identical moves.

with Mynydd Dave K
coffeepot 05/May/13 2nd
with jelaby
owenhancock22 20/Apr/13 TR O/S
leon 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Been putting this one off for years. The gear is actually ok but i just didn't feel there was any redundancy. Moves are fine for HVS 5b once you work them out.

alj 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with leon skeldon
marcduhig 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Richard, Owen
Laurence Cowton 20/Oct/12 2nd
with Celyn, Vince
Dan_Carroll 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
tsjx 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Wayne, Bruce
Coel Hellier 12/Jul/12 Lead
tebs 24/Mar/12 Lead β

Sweaty day, small wires, great crux move at the top of the crack. Tough for HVS in this style.

Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead
ste_d 29/Feb/12 Solo O/S
Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
john lynch 17/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Brannock 30/Oct/11 Lead rpt

Turns out have done this before, nice moves though.

The Bad Cough 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S
jon22 30/Oct/11 Lead
lozowen 21/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Shaw Brown 15/Oct/11 Lead
GPN 15/Oct/11 2nd
DeanD 13/Oct/11 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
ffdalton ?/Sep/11 2nd β

Dean seconded, not an easy climb, well committing

with Dean Dalton
Adam Booth 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Windsor
Matt Shepherd 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Neil R 23/Jul/11 Lead
with John
Brannock 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
drysori 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Hard for HVS, good climbing.

Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 11/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
w.pettet-smith 10/Apr/11 Solo O/S

sweet. probably a bit stiff for hvs as i couldn't see any gear. wasn't looking too hard though.

Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Ian Broome 29/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Ram MkiV 29/Mar/11 Solo O/S
with Guy
timrowland 27/Mar/11 2nd
with jmjw
jmjw 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Dan P, Tim R
pie_eater_pete 14/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 14/Mar/11 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden 15/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd
shugsan 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Toby
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
GrahamPlant 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie Armatage
drcorbasisgod 07/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Jim Slater 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Jim
Hidden 02/Jul/10 2nd
dpmUK 13/Jun/10 TR O/S
adam carless 13/Jun/10 Lead O/S

tiring on the fingers, and a very committing move to leave the thin crack. Took me ages to convince myself it'd work. I've definitely done E1s which felt easier.

Andrew Barker 09/May/10 Solo O/S
with Tom Lyons, Cat Black
Hidden 26/Apr/10 -
vanderz 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 24/Apr/10 Lead
disturbed_one51 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Wee man
Hidden 16/Apr/10 2nd O/S
joese7en 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Pete Graham 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
caradoc 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

I broke my wrist making an emergency exit from this while soloing a year before, roped up this time- http://youtu.be/GhQc_IdTqZA

with nick yapp
Robbie Massey 04/Oct/09 TR
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
Tim W 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
mikej 15/Sep/09 TR
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 14/Aug/09 Lead
Sam W 18/Jul/09 Lead
Mike_Hayes 25/Jun/09 -
ellie macpherson 25/May/09 Lead
with mike henesey
Dave Heaton 24/May/09 2nd
Ben Sidsaph 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Guy Buckingham
tommytwotone 02/May/09 Lead rpt
with Nigel
morganator 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/09 -
BigToe 01/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Milne
Milne 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S

ground up ascent, rested on wire before crux, came down, stripped it and started again, sustained all the way with a bold feeling reachy crux at the top. gear at feet. great moves.

Hidden ??/2009 -
JimR ?/Nov/08 -
Jeronimo 12/Oct/08 Solo O/S

without mat, not setting a good example for the Freshers :S

Mark D 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Steffen
chrisbussell 28/Sep/08 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead RP
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Allen
Dave Foster ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Dave P
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/08 -
duzinga 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Jim and Guido
philwont 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Neil
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead rpt
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
craig d ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Simon Kincaid
Ollie B ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
mje1398 18/May/08 2nd dog
with John M
Chazz 06/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 Solo
Ian Broome 21/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 2nd
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
johnwilson123 ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
dicky79 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Pete
Sean Bell 01/Sep/07 Lead dog

a bad day at the office. cams slipping, gear popping, arse flapping. got up eventually, all 8metres of it!

with Tim
OffshoreAndy 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
beegsyboy 01/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Sean had a bit of an epic, siege tactics were used.

with Sean
andymoin 01/Sep/07 2nd
with Mark Jarvie
HimTiggins 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Paul, Abbi
Hidden 10/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Rich A-Wilkes 02/Jun/07 Lead dog
with Simon Cain
Stig 20/May/07 Lead rpt

Previously seconded Nov 03

with Maciek
Hidden 10/May/07 Solo
dan gibson 21/Apr/07 Solo
with AJ
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Caralynh 18/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Monk 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with TheTourist
Hidden ??/2007 -
kingholmesy ??/2007 2nd RP
with SteveOc
Hidden ??/2007 Lead β
nathanmanc 19/Dec/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead
kitkat78 ?/Oct/06 2nd
with Nick McK
Ropeboy 10/Sep/06 Lead
bobette 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with mike
Hidden 15/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Solo
Hidden 25/Jun/06 Lead β
Hidden 25/Jun/06 2nd
Mike H 22/Apr/06 Lead
with Roy Broadbridge
Hidden ?/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead dog
with Danos
Hidden 26/Jun/05 TR
mel holmes 18/Apr/05 2nd
reg_measures 02/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
BruceW ?/Apr/05 Lead dog
with Al. W.
Dave Bond 13/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Ben Bransby 31/Oct/04 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Stig 16/Nov/03 2nd O/S

A really good lead.

with Geraldine Lawless
kp64zl ?/Apr/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd
Carl Smethurst 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Ian Pickles
PenJD 19/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Ireson
cem 16/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 15/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Roget ??/2003 Solo rpt
jamiev 21/Jul/02 Solo
Hidden 22/Jun/02 Lead
chris sm 04/Mar/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/02 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 14/Feb/01 -
with Viv
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/00 Solo
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Boy ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Martin Bennett 10/Jul/99 -
with Dave Cundy, Phil
buxtoncoffeelover 31/May/99 2nd
Strong Steve 31/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/99 AltLd
r0b 29/Nov/98 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 18/Jun/98 Lead
with Dan Morgan
Billg ??/1998 Lead O/S
with Paul Guttridge
Pete Nugent 13/Apr/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/96 -
Hidden 23/Sep/95 Lead
Scott McRae 13/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Johnny boy
Phil1967 ?/Aug/95 -
with Bruv
Rich Kirby 13/May/95 2nd
with Hugh
Daniel Wrightson 23/Apr/95 Lead O/S
with Fiona and Jo
duncan 23/Apr/95 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Oct/94 Lead O/S
Phil1967 27/Aug/94 TR
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 27/Aug/94 TR
Podling ?/Aug/94 Lead
crater 01/May/94 TR
crossleysm ??/1994 Lead


D Tempest 10/Oct/93 Solo
with Rick
Chris Ellis 09/Oct/93 2nd
with Greg Cunningham
leathers 06/Jun/93 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Evans
The Reaper 13/May/93 TR O/S


Mick King 09/May/93 Solo
andybirtwistle 24/Jul/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 TR
rob.grafton 30/Jul/91 Lead
with Bruce
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/91 Lead β

Fell on first attempt - a month or so earlier - and then left my rope at the bottom !

with Bill G
steve taylor ?/Jul/90 Solo
with stumpy
Roget 20/May/90 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ?/Nov/89 Lead O/S
samt 01/Oct/89 TR
with Rob Weston, Steven Tasker
Rob Davies 06/May/88 2nd
goi.ashmore 20/Mar/88 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
duncan ?/Jul/87 Solo O/S
mark-abz 13/Jun/87 TR
with Andy W
Stoney Boy ?/Oct/86 Solo O/S
stp 17/Nov/85 Solo O/S
Billg 13/Jul/85 Lead
with Dave Gregory
John Marsland 04/Jul/85 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Jul/85 2nd
with Mick Moss
Tom V ??/1985 -
Mark Kemball 21/Mar/84 Solo
sadams 06/Jan/84 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/83 Lead
neilh 13/Sep/82 Lead


with dave c
andy gittins ??/1980 -
duncan ?/Jun/79 Solo O/S
Pedro50 15/Jul/76 AltLd

First Ascent

with Robin Miller, Steve Cannon
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