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Rockfax Description
Excellent, the best of its grade here, following the sinuous crack-line that runs the full height of the face. A steep and technical start leads to easier sustained climbing (threads) and on up pleasantly sustained rock above. © Rockfax

FA. Bob Dearman (2 pts) 1969.

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Rockfax Peak Limestone (2012) Top 50, World Graded List, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Definitive *** Peak Lime

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Fidget 6 Jun, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: What a great route! I fell off near the start - used the wrong foothold which was a little polished and reached up too far for a pocket so my foot slipped, but when I found a more useful foothold it was all go from there. I still feel like I led a whole route, as it's so long! The first half is great, and right on the edge of my ability - I was trying to use my feet as well as I could to take the weight off my arms and stop me getting too pumped, but it took all I had to keep going until the rest on the ledge, the holds got bigger and bigger approaching it but I was less and less able to use them! I had to wait for ages to get back my feeling then my strength (all my fingers tendond still feel tweaked) before I carried on. There's an easy section with cool rock, then some more thoughtful bits as Souljah said (although I didn't do any of the high footwork mentioned, quite unlike me in fact). The gear is perfect too, in fact I have no reason to fault this route at all!
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βeta: What a great route! I fell off near the start - used the wrong foothold which was a little polished and reached up too far for a pocket so my foot slipped, but when I found a more useful foothold it was all go from there. I still feel like I led a whole route, as it's so long! The first half is great, and right on the edge of my ability - I was trying to use my feet as well as I could to take the weight off my arms and stop me getting too pumped, but it took all I had to keep going until the rest on the ledge, the holds got bigger and bigger approaching it but I was less and less able to use them! I had to wait for ages to get back my feeling then my strength (all my fingers tendond still feel tweaked) before I carried on. There's an easy section with cool rock, then some more thoughtful bits as Souljah said (although I didn't do any of the high footwork mentioned, quite unlike me in fact). The gear is perfect too, in fact I have no reason to fault this route at all!
Souljah 17 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: A nice technical start then eases into a long enjoyable climb with some big pockets and high footwork. Another tricky move 3/4 of the way up wakes you up for the top-out.
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βeta: A nice technical start then eases into a long enjoyable climb with some big pockets and high footwork. Another tricky move 3/4 of the way up wakes you up for the top-out.
mat_galvin 17 Aug, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route. Great pro. Great location!
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βeta: Great route. Great pro. Great location!
Chris the Tall 27 Jun, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great route, crux at the start, so you can enjoy the rest of route in comfort
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βeta: Great route, crux at the start, so you can enjoy the rest of route in comfort
Dave Mason 26 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Thoroughly enjoyable route
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βeta: Thoroughly enjoyable route
Ropeboy 24 Oct, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: A very good line, worth all 3 of it's stars.
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βeta: A very good line, worth all 3 of it's stars.

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Herford's Route

Grade: HVS 5a ***
(Kinder Southern Edges)