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Seasonal Restrictions

Dates: 15 February to 31 May

Reason: Nesting Birds

2023 26th February update: The Ravens do not appear to be using the existing nest in Gardoms Unconquerable - however one more check will be made in case they are late starting, so please be observant and report any sightings if you are in the area.

In recent years a Tawny Owl has nested in the Layback Crack/Flake Crack.area - it is not known if they are present in 2023 but please keep your eyes and ears out if climbing in this area.



Rockfax Description
A fine route with a crux that feels more committing than it should. Climb the previous route to the top of the crack - a good warm-up for what lies ahead. Attack the wall above, first left then right (good wires) to a desperate exit. Reaching the key hold is one thing, using it is another. The direct start is f7B. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1979.


Trad climbs for sport climbers , Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List , Peak Rock/14/Gritstone After the Gold Rush , The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage , Definitive *** Peak Grit , James' Winter Grit ticklist , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , Wired Peak District Grit (2020) *** List , On Peak Rock , 50 E5s at 50 , 2022 Rockfax Eastern Grit Graded List


User Date Notes
Andy Reeve 22 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Sequency and tough, #2 friend most helpful after crux. Well worth the effort
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βeta: Sequency and tough, #2 friend most helpful after crux. Well worth the effort
goi.ashmore 6 Oct, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Nasty. Tsake a big friend
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βeta: Nasty. Tsake a big friend

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High E6
Mid E6
Low E6
High E5
Mid E5
Low E5
High E4
Mid E4
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High 6c
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High 6b
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High 6a
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Low 6a
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Grade: E5 6b ***

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