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18m.

Rockfax Description
Total class - not too hard but still unprotected and a touch precarious. Trend right up a delicate ramp to a ledge, 'piano-play' right on slippery footholds to a breather on a small ledge, then climb the steeper wall on flatties. Harder for the short. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1951.

Ticklists

ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Best slab climbs of the UK, Full of Myself - Johnny's Book namecheck, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, World Graded List, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Ultimate E3 ticklist, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, 50 of the Best, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The best the UK has to offer for beasts (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Rockfax Peak Gritstone East (2001) Top 50, On Peak Rock, Rocksport Top Ten Grit Routes, Definitive Eastern Grit top 50- 2001, 2006 and 2015 editions, Froggatt Slabs (Eastern Grit recommended ticklist), An attempt at a definitive list of Joe Brown's FA/FFA in the Peak District, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List

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User Date Notes
Pythonist 13 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Incredible. Absolute incredible. The feeling upon reaching the far ledge is one of the highlights of your life... I think the whole valley heard my whoop of joy! Agree totally with Dave on the crux traverse - 5c to contemplate, 5a to do. Make sure to take a minute or two on that far ledge to loose some of the massive amount of adrenaline that's just been dumped into your system!
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βeta: Incredible. Absolute incredible. The feeling upon reaching the far ledge is one of the highlights of your life... I think the whole valley heard my whoop of joy! Agree totally with Dave on the crux traverse - 5c to contemplate, 5a to do. Make sure to take a minute or two on that far ledge to loose some of the massive amount of adrenaline that's just been dumped into your system!
LakesWinter 27 Oct, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Top roping wasters stop ruining this and other good routes on the slabs hereabouts with your antics. It is unfair and reducing the challenge of the climb to your level whilst damaging it for others. Top ropings ok, just not on delicate mid-grade routes like this.
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βeta: Top roping wasters stop ruining this and other good routes on the slabs hereabouts with your antics. It is unfair and reducing the challenge of the climb to your level whilst damaging it for others. Top ropings ok, just not on delicate mid-grade routes like this.
Just Another Dave 21 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: One of the most rewarding climbs ever. Crux feels like 4b after doing it, but 6a to contemplate. The onsight makes it just worth E3, but also earns all 3 stars. If there were a bomber runner at the crux, it would get HVS 5a, and hardly a single star. (top-ropers note: it is not just the grade that depends on the style, but the star-rating also, as the quality is not in the moves as such, but in the experience).
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βeta: One of the most rewarding climbs ever. Crux feels like 4b after doing it, but 6a to contemplate. The onsight makes it just worth E3, but also earns all 3 stars. If there were a bomber runner at the crux, it would get HVS 5a, and hardly a single star. (top-ropers note: it is not just the grade that depends on the style, but the star-rating also, as the quality is not in the moves as such, but in the experience).

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Route of Interest

Sleeping Sickness

Grade: E3 5c ***
(Gardom's Edge)