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Rockfax Description
One of the best hard routes in the Peak with a powerful start, a tricky technical crux and a beautiful upper wall. The crux is height-dependant - there is no one-size-fits-all solution here though, and knee-pads are pretty much essential. There is a bolted direct version which is still a project.
Powerpants, 8a - After the crux of PP, move right into DA. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Plant 1988.

Ticklists

Classic Hard Peak Limestone, THE classic old skool 8a's, Peak District Limestone top 50 sport up to 8a+, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, World Graded List, Peak Rock/15/The Dawn of Sport:A Bolt From the Blue, Peak limestone north graded list - sport, UK 8a and up, Definitive *** Peak Lime, Lime Time

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User Date Notes
remus 27 May Show βeta
βeta: Friend of mine snapped off a foothold through the traverse bit on the crux today. He was using it for a bit of a kneebar (not the usual one) so might mean a bit of a sequence change for some.
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βeta: Friend of mine snapped off a foothold through the traverse bit on the crux today. He was using it for a bit of a kneebar (not the usual one) so might mean a bit of a sequence change for some.

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Style of Ascent
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Route of Interest

The Free Monster

Grade: 8a ***
(Water-cum-Jolly)