Rockfax Description
Climb just left of the arete to a break, move right and layback the arete. Low in the grade though harder for the short. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1989

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500.

LukeWS 15/Oct Lead RP

Cool first move! Although it took a few practice attempts without a rope first to work out how to do it.

MartinW92 15/Oct 2nd dog
mikespooner 15/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct Lead O/S
Gordon W 14/Oct Lead O/S
adamraymondwhite 09/Oct 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Oct 2nd
John1458 08/Oct Lead
with UBMC
mike fenwick 08/Oct Lead
with Chris Coapes
tsl42 25/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug Lead O/S
BlueJohn 18/Aug 2nd
PaulTanton 15/Aug Solo O/S
Dominic Green 05/Aug Lead
with Mike Mcgrath
Alex 74 29/Jul TR O/S
with Dick
James Oakes 22/Jul Solo O/S
Hati W 02/Jul Lead
Ben Bransby 23/May Solo
AndyScheller 21/May 2nd
pingora 21/May 2nd O/S
cem 21/May Lead rpt
with Ian Dillon, Andy Scheller
Hidden 13/May Lead
edwingeorge 30/Apr Lead O/S

A decent reach downgrades the route

with Joe
Hidden 30/Apr 2nd
slab_happy 18/Apr 2nd

Not sure if I was using the arete too much at the start.

with Droyd
Droyd 18/Apr Lead O/S

Jigged slightly left halfway up (rather than laybacking the arete, which seemed not fun) so probably no tick, but it's a crap route

with Clare
UBMC 09/Oct/16 2nd
John1458 09/Oct/16 Lead dog

Couldn't work out the start, bridged on the adjacent block, then climbed the rest of the route up the arete.

with UBMC
MrFantastic 29/Sep/16 Solo G/U
Hidden 23/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/16 -
Hidden 01/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S
JasonK 26/Aug/16 2nd
with Greg, Nigeysex
Capricorn One 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with JasonK
gaz3212 07/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Andypeak 07/Aug/16 Lead

Closer to hs than hvs. very mild

PenJD 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Pat Dawson
mr random 19/Jun/16 2nd dog

Tough boulder start

Katsmiff 19/Jun/16 Lead G/U

Tricky bouldery, trust your feet start. Gear is a bit thin when you need it. Other than that fine.

with Michael
foobar123 09/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 28/May/16 2nd O/S
with Stu Sherwood
Senna 05/May/16 Lead O/S
with Ned
ned_85 05/May/16 2nd
mike8331 22/Apr/16 Lead
with clive phillips
Andy Moles 05/Apr/16 Solo
Tomh1990 01/Apr/16 Lead O/S
efrance24234 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
jshields 13/Mar/16 Lead
David Henchliffe 13/Mar/16 2nd
deanhorsburgh 12/Mar/16 TR O/S
EHenry ??/2016 Lead
with Aleks Domanski, Fred
Potemkin 11/Oct/15 TR dnf

Hard. Had to ask Rachel to show me the way, and now I think I have it in theory anyway.

with craig perkins, Rachel Sutton
bigmrp 11/Oct/15 TR
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead
amccann 23/Sep/15 Solo rpt
with Rory
mark4344 10/Aug/15 2nd
with Dave Rich
cragsman9000 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
rajeshwarbisht 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Alan W., kent
martinbettridge06 18/Jul/15 Lead
Ian Saxton 18/Jul/15 2nd
with martin
tommy 17/Jul/15 Lead
tommy 15/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead rpt
mikkistorey 05/Jul/15 Lead
JDC 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
pete1993 12/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with David
kieranbowen 16/May/15 TR O/S
with Ruth
Montecore 19/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Very hard start, just couldn't get to first break

with Joris Roulleau
mattlyons 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
harry_lewis 18/Apr/15 Lead
with Matt Lyons
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Apr/15 Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2015 -
dom94 09/Nov/14 2nd
Andy Peak 1 09/Nov/14 Solo

Pall lying to me

Matt Groom 09/Nov/14 Lead
the power 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Andy
andrew549 11/Oct/14 Lead
ian d f 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
onlyfoddington 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Not sure how closely I followed the line and I lanked what I assumed to be the crux. Dissatisfying.

with Ian
spenser 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Anna Maykova 14/Sep/14 2nd
with Ian
Ian MK 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Anna
scarmichael 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Guy Atkinson 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Might have been a bit far left

with Tom Butterworth
Manchi 24/Aug/14 2nd
with tim_mcd
tim_mcd 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Manchi
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Chris Craggs 15/Aug/14 2nd

Tricky balance move at 1/3 height

with Graham Parkes
wazzalad20 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 26/Jul/14 Lead β
with Dave Draycott, Darren Pallett
Theeni 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with John McEvoy
mapperley samurai 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Lewis Holmes
JimJam the FistJam 26/May/14 2nd O/S

May have drifted off route near the beginning. Felt easier than HVS 5a

Flavio 26/May/14 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 26/May/14 Solo O/S
jbb 05/May/14 Lead O/S

I almost put this as DNF. After the initial hard section I moved up from the breask a little Left of the arete, before moving onto the arete. Didn't realise it was off route at the time.

gpcomps 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Mark L
Mark Loveday 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
WillDoyle 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Martin Cooper 06/Oct/13 2nd
with Andrew
khalidq 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ralphio 25/Sep/13 2nd

Boulder start and very thin middle crux that I would not want to have led.

franhammond92 22/Sep/13 Lead β
JakeWShaw 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Start felt like the hardest bit as I was tall enough to reach the ledge at the crux.

with Dave
Dawn_K_B 22/Sep/13 2nd
sian88 22/Sep/13 2nd RP
Dave Toseland 29/Aug/13 TR

Quite committing technical and balancy.

with Dan, Fred
emitto 07/Aug/13 2nd β
edd rab 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with adrian scott
adrianscott 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
braders94 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper
cherad 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Anne Gumbley 27/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Rich Atkinson
migs493 27/Apr/13 2nd β

Stanage HVS

with LO
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd O/S
alooker ?/Apr/13 Solo O/S
the power 13/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with rob
dr_botnik 13/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Tamati 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Alkis 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

I'm not sure whether this was easy because it was easy or because I may have avoided the crux. Had my right hand on the arete but ended up with my left foot further left and reached straight up.

deacondeacon 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Sticking to the arete is fair at HVS but feels very easy to trend right reducing the grade.

Haydn Jones 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with ben vieyra
Colin Scotchford 09/Sep/12 Lead
Steven Andrews 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Howie
simeclimb68 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with KiaranR
KiaranR 20/Aug/12 2nd RP
with Simon P
Steve Waters, Mynydd 18/Aug/12 Lead
mtempest 18/Aug/12 Lead
Qisheng Xie 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Paul Baxter 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Charles
Ketu 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Paul
cem 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Jun/12 2nd O/S
jon59 20/Jun/12 2nd
rich_hw 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jackwd 20/May/12 2nd O/S
charley 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Nice start then either a pebble power or quite reachy crux. Made sure I stuck to the arete all the way up.

chumleywarner 20/May/12 2nd O/S
bobpilgrem 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Double Knee Bar 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Iain
tompilgrem 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Dad
gingerwolf 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Glenn
bencole ?/May/12 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Feb/12 TR O/S
Andy Peak 1 19/Nov/11 Lead
with H washbrook
Adam_42 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Rather enjoyed this. The flake at half height feels like the best hold ever after all those slopey edges.

with Brannock
Brannock 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
lozowen 21/Oct/11 Solo O/S
GPN 15/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/11 Lead
robblowen 28/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Chris, Jules
jiefei 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Gemma Milman
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead
victim of mathematics 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Jaime
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
jtree03 26/Jun/11 Lead

5b move to get off the ground

with dazza, Brother Al
Sleeping Cat 14/May/11 TR
with Bryan
Hidden 14/May/11 TR
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
haylow 19/Mar/11 2nd
barrowclough 19/Mar/11 Lead RP

First HVS.....Fell off start moves twice

craig naylor 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Pown 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
rednip120372 24/Oct/10 2nd
with robblowen
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
robblowen 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
maybe_si 22/Oct/10 Solo O/S
JonBrown 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tom Downes 09/Oct/10 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Andrew Barker 30/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/10 2nd O/S
tri-nitro-tuolumne 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rich Guest
Hidden 12/Sep/10 -
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
DaNo123 22/Aug/10 Lead

didn't use the arete... so not the HVS?

with ian, em
Hidden 11/Aug/10 TR O/S
robinsi197 07/Aug/10 2nd
with Piotr
petellis 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Bex
Becky E 24/Jul/10 2nd

Still not a clean ascent!

cliffrad 09/Jul/10 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
neilfish 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

First HVS of season. Nice, bouldery start to get stood in 1st break, then very nice slabby move above this. Easier above that.

with Hans
dan-8990 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with DH
Dahinchl 15/Jun/10 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 03/Jun/10 TR
duncan 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jkarran 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Duncan
Bob M 14/Apr/10 Lead

Only problem was leaving ground. Rest very easy with long reach - VS 5a

with Stewart Walker, Paul Rigg
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead
stuart34 13/Mar/10 2nd
Webster 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

my guide book said vs. good route

tigertim 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with James Noble
eazyclimbing ??/2010 Lead O/S
climbing_wiggy 06/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with John Hayden
JonBrown 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Dougie
Pete Graham 13/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/09 -
Ben Watts 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Kyle Rance
Kyle Rance 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Pilch 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Graham
coombs ?/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
boulderholder 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Nice moves at the base of the climb. Didn't use the arete very much, so don't know it that's the 'exact' route??

Mike Soulby 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 08/Aug/09 2nd
riddle 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Tried this barefoot!

with Tom Elliot
mrtom ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Roger HSmith
Ewan Russell 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Paul(Maths postgrad)
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Mguy 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
odox 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 02/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Becky E 29/Mar/09 2nd dog

Hung on the rope at the start!

Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
RM199 ??/2009 -
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
metal arms 22/Dec/08 Solo O/S
AlistairB 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Johan
jcurley 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Trevor CC
Byronius Maximus 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Michael King
Brown 23/Jul/08 Solo O/S
morrisdaboss 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Ste 'O' C
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
philwont 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Neil
Strong Steve 20/Jun/08 Solo O/S
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd dog
Hidden 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
lithos 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
Castleclimber 10/May/08 2nd
with Daniel Leite
Hidden 17/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
deejmonkey 21/Oct/07 2nd
with Tom
tomparrott 21/Oct/07 Lead
with DJ
freakeystyley34 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
John Marsland 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Goi
AJ007 07/Oct/07 Solo
dan gibson 07/Oct/07 Solo
with AJ
andysroom ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Pearson
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with George and Nick Roberts
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd
Adam Potter 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Joe Dove 29/Apr/07 2nd
with kev
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
chrisclimber_1986 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with William Kelsall
Jim Vach 01/Apr/07 Lead
with Oli Lyon
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Hidden 06/Feb/07 2nd
robal ??/2007 -
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Nicos 02/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
aulda 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S

One to lead next

with Dave S
Ropeboy 10/Sep/06 Lead
Chris the Tall 13/Jul/06 Solo rpt

Might have avoided crux by going too far left

russonly 09/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with AndyN
alj 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with leon skeldon
Hidden 02/Jun/06 TR
Lev 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
maybe_si 30/Apr/06 Lead
with jez
Hidden 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 -
Stig 14/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Si dH 04/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Dave Westlake
Anna Horrox 21/May/05 2nd
clive-greenwood 21/May/05 Lead
with Anna
SteveM 23/Apr/05 2nd
with Tobs
Sankey 21/Mar/05 2nd
with Andy E
Hidden 14/Aug/04 2nd
Richard Hession 28/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Ian McLarney
Marq 22/May/04 Lead O/S
with Alex Piggott, Isabel Kingsmill
Hidden 14/Sep/03 Lead
Phil West 06/Sep/03 Lead rpt
with Shaun Walby
Mark Stevenson 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Phil West 12/Apr/03 2nd
with Chris Tan
Hidden 05/Apr/03 2nd O/S
cem 16/Mar/03 2nd
Skell 01/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/01 Lead O/S
crater 12/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Iain Thow 28/Aug/93 Solo


goi.ashmore 29/Apr/93 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/91 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1991 -
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