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2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The direct line through the eye is a fine route when clean and dry.
1) 5b, 18m. Passing the eye is tricky. Many abseil from the tree, but it is worth investigating further...
2) 4c, 10m. The cherty holds on the well-protected upper wall. © Rockfax

FA. J.Street 1966.

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Peak Rock/10/White Life

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Ropeboy 19 Apr, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The 2nd pitch is fairly okay at 4c but not much gear and the top out is overgrown. Still an interesting pitch pulling on some even more interesting holds.
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βeta: The 2nd pitch is fairly okay at 4c but not much gear and the top out is overgrown. Still an interesting pitch pulling on some even more interesting holds.
johncoxmysteriously 25 Feb, 2002 Show βeta
βeta: You mean 'abseil from' the tree. I hope.
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βeta: You mean 'abseil from' the tree. I hope.
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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Patrick Hill 23 Jun Lead O/S
with Ben Heason
with Ben Heason
ClimbCJH 23 Jun 2nd
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing u 24 May 2nd O/S Committing move around the initial bulge
Committing move around the initial bulge
Hidden 24 May Lead O/S
pete cress 8 Mar Lead O/S
with Tim Cresswell, Cathy Cresswell
with Tim Cresswell, Cathy Cresswell
Hidden 18 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
dan gibson 18 Aug, 2019 2nd O/S
with Matt Porter
with Matt Porter
Dohnny_Jawes 18 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
with Daniel Gibson
with Daniel Gibson
lottiec 18 Aug, 2019 TR dnf
Greg Cunningham 8 Aug, 2019 Lead
Rich Kirby 8 Aug, 2019 2nd rpt
with Greg Cunningham
with Greg Cunningham
eduardo 21 Jul, 2019 2nd β P1 only. Dirty at bottom, stood on lump of worryingly rotten tree to get above overlap. Top of P1 nice. Prob E1 5b like this.
with Ian W
P1 only. Dirty at bottom, stood on lump of worryingly rotten tree to get above overlap. Top of P1 nice. Prob E1 5b like this.
with Ian W
jb2006 16 Jul, 2019 AltLd β Last did this about 25 years ago - seemed easier then :-)
Last did this about 25 years ago - seemed easier then :-)
Hidden 16 Jul, 2019 AltLd
Simon King 2 Jul, 2019 2nd rpt
with Simon Lane
with Simon Lane
Simon King 29 Apr, 2019 2nd rpt
with Simon Lane
with Simon Lane
WB 16 Feb, 2019 AltLd O/S
with Chris T
with Chris T
Hidden 16 Feb, 2019 AltLd rpt
Brannock 30 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt P1, with step into tree
P1, with step into tree
Ram MkiV 3 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S In one long pitch. Nice and clean and interesting all the way.
with Toby
In one long pitch. Nice and clean and interesting all the way.
with Toby
Hidden 3 Sep, 2018 2nd β
spidey 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Seconded first pitch, bit of a stiff move (reach) about half way up first pitch, lead second pitch, steady enough but not well protected. Clawed up the grass to top out!!
Seconded first pitch, bit of a stiff move (reach) about half way up first pitch, lead second pitch, steady enough but not well protected. Clawed up the grass to top out!!
jimbonfire 23 Aug, 2018 AltLd A bit scruffy, actually good moves. Led first pitch
with spidey, TT
A bit scruffy, actually good moves. Led first pitch
with spidey, TT
DubyaJamesDubya 28 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
with Duncan Frisch
with Duncan Frisch
robert-hutton 12 Jul, 2018 -
Simon King 21 May, 2018 2nd rpt
with Simon Lane
with Simon Lane
James Thacker ??, 2018 -
Martin Haworth u 21 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt I managed to avoid the hard move, greasy low down, then started raining which made the top wall interesting!
I managed to avoid the hard move, greasy low down, then started raining which made the top wall interesting!
Luke90 20 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Bit dirty at the bottom, lots of cobwebs, but lovely climbing. The move left felt nails, though. Hard 5c, certainly not 5b. Perhaps I did it wrong.
Bit dirty at the bottom, lots of cobwebs, but lovely climbing. The move left felt nails, though. Hard 5c, certainly not 5b. Perhaps I did it wrong.
Elizabeth Allen 20 Aug, 2017 2nd dnf
with Luke90
with Luke90
ClimbCJH ? Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 28 Jul, 2017 2nd
with Tim Raffle
with Tim Raffle
Chriswallis2 12 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
with Mike W
with Mike W
Mike W 12 Jun, 2017 Lead β
admackie 18 Apr, 2017 Lead did as a oner, this was great, didn't find the overlap to hard but great moves not sure id agree the top pitch was well protected at all but it is steady
did as a oner, this was great, didn't find the overlap to hard but great moves not sure id agree the top pitch was well protected at all but it is steady
James Thacker ??, 2017 -
mikeski 2 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 4 Aug, 2016 Lead
climber34neil u 17 May, 2016 Lead O/S With pat
With pat
patsaunders ? May, 2016 -
Alan James - UKC and UKH u 18 Oct, 2015 Lead
Hidden 17 Oct, 2015 2nd
DanOsb 12 Aug, 2015 Lead G/U
with smokey
with smokey
smokeyj 12 Aug, 2015 Lead RP
DanOsb 8 Aug, 2015 Lead dog P1. Fell. Great climbing throughout. Will be back for it clean.
P1. Fell. Great climbing throughout. Will be back for it clean.
The Grist 12 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
orangesmartie61 4 Jul, 2015 Lead
with Diana Smart
with Diana Smart
Graeme Hammond 29 Jun, 2015 2nd rpt
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH u 29 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
eel 21 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
with Ian
with Ian
Gambit 11 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
deacondeacon u 4 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Did in one long pitch. Found this hard. Feel like I got a bad sequence as the crux felt hard 5c, then I couldn't remember the line for the top pitch and ended up doing a harder variation. Really cool rock up top
Did in one long pitch. Found this hard. Feel like I got a bad sequence as the crux felt hard 5c, then I couldn't remember the line for the top pitch and ended up doing a harder variation. Really cool rock up top
Brannock 4 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
oread 30 May, 2015 2nd
jshields 13 May, 2015 Lead
with Paul Tretheway
with Paul Tretheway
Graeme Hammond 21 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S led pitch 1
with Chris Hindley
led pitch 1
with Chris Hindley
Canyak ??, 2015 -
Misha u 27 Sep, 2014 Lead dog Went up and left from the eye per Rockfax topos and it's the obvious way to go. Got a semi juggy side pull, left foot up, then... stranded! Couldn't stand up or get the other foot up. Couldn't easily reverse either. Eventually tried getting the other foot up, lost balance and fell off upside down, went a fair way. Falling off an E2, how embarrassing! Back up, skipped over to the small ledge by the tree and mantled direct from there, which was tricky 5b and similarly above and to the side from the gear. That felt right for the grade. So I reckon the Rockfax topo is wrong or else it's a sandbag as it sure wasn't 5b the way I tried it first! Enjoyable headwall.
Went up and left from the eye per Rockfax topos and it's the obvious way to go. Got a semi juggy side pull, left foot up, then... stranded! Couldn't stand up or get the other foot up. Couldn't easily reverse either. Eventually tried getting the other foot up, lost balance and fell off upside down, went a fair way. Falling off an E2, how embarrassing! Back up, skipped over to the small ledge by the tree and mantled direct from there, which was tricky 5b and similarly above and to the side from the gear. That felt right for the grade. So I reckon the Rockfax topo is wrong or else it's a sandbag as it sure wasn't 5b the way I tried it first! Enjoyable headwall.
belay bunny turned bad 19 Aug, 2014 Lead
with Pete Barrass
with Pete Barrass
Matt Cooke 13 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
climber34neil u 4 Aug, 2014 -
Chris Wright 31 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
Hidden 18 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
eel 15 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
with Andy J
with Andy J
John Jefferies 30 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy u 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Nick Conway
with Nick Conway
Nickc ? Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2014 -
The old James turnbull ??, 2014 Lead
Hidden 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Jono_1989 22 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
Hannes B 14 Sep, 2013 2nd
debsb 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Phil Baker, Hannes B
with Phil Baker, Hannes B
Chris Wright 25 Aug, 2013 Lead
Hidden 9 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
markalmack 30 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with ctodd
with ctodd
Hidden 30 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
eel 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S
samt ??, 2013 -
AlexRenshaw 5 Oct, 2012 Lead
with Tim Raffle, Dalai Farmer
with Tim Raffle, Dalai Farmer
Hidden 29 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
nai 9 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Andrew
with Andrew
Hidden 26 May, 2012 2nd β
Hidden 21 Mar, 2012 Lead rpt
Hidden 6 Nov, 2011 Lead
Martin Haworth u 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Hannes B 9 Aug, 2011 Lead β
Jim Slater 7 Aug, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ? Aug, 2011 2nd rpt
moberg 20 Jul, 2011 2nd dog two falls, one on tiny footholds on lower face, one on crux
two falls, one on tiny footholds on lower face, one on crux
Brian Rodgers 20 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Jul, 2011 2nd
Hidden 10 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 29 May, 2011 Lead
Dan Lane 22 May, 2011 Lead O/S Good climbing although didnt feel anywhere near E2. Mid E1? one 5b move with good gear then a nice top wall up to the tree.
with Laurie Carefoot
Good climbing although didnt feel anywhere near E2. Mid E1? one 5b move with good gear then a nice top wall up to the tree.
with Laurie Carefoot
mark20 16 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Top pitch, worth doing
Top pitch, worth doing
bigdrew 16 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Me P1 Mark P2. Both well worth doing.
with mark20
Me P1 Mark P2. Both well worth doing.
with mark20
Hidden ??, 2011 -
petesdavies ??, 2011 Lead O/S
goshawk 17 Sep, 2010 Lead
with Steve Burns
with Steve Burns
Hidden 17 Sep, 2010 AltLd
Hidden ? Aug, 2010 Lead O/S
mark20 28 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Phil Jennings 24 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with James Moneypenny
with James Moneypenny
duzinga 27 Mar, 2010 Lead rpt
with Pete Harris
with Pete Harris
Hidden 21 Mar, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 31 Oct, 2009 TR O/S
smudge 16 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Phil Baker
with Phil Baker
duzinga 16 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S firs on-sight E2 lead. Really enjoyed it.
with Pete Brown and Dave
firs on-sight E2 lead. Really enjoyed it.
with Pete Brown and Dave
masa-alpin u 2 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Interesting crux move. Found the upper wall is also worth doing.
with Sirion
Interesting crux move. Found the upper wall is also worth doing.
with Sirion
cem 21 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Led both pitches.
with Pete Horn
Led both pitches.
with Pete Horn
Alex Mason 26 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S Nice climbing on nice rock, shame about the eliminate nature of it?
with Lucile Chiche
Nice climbing on nice rock, shame about the eliminate nature of it?
with Lucile Chiche
Tony Holdsworth 19 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
with Peter Harris
with Peter Harris
Hidden 19 Mar, 2009 -
Hidden ??, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
Brown 7 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with John
with John
Hidden 7 May, 2008 2nd O/S
Al Evans ??, 2008 -
Hidden 3 Mar, 2007 Lead
Sidekick ??, 2007 AltLd P2
P2
Hidden 18 Jul, 2006 Lead rpt
Hidden 9 Jul, 2006 Lead dog
Hidden 3 Jun, 2003 2nd
skygodley 6 Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
with SarahM
with SarahM
Hidden 8 Jun, 2001 2nd
goshawk 12 May, 2001 Lead
with Rob
with Rob
nickcanute ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jul, 1998 Lead
Hidden 29 Apr, 1997 Lead
Hidden 14 Aug, 1996 Lead rpt
crossleysm ? May, 1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 8 Apr, 1996 Lead
Hidden 14 May, 1995 Lead
Neil McA u 9 May, 1995 2nd rpt
with pete barrass
with pete barrass
Hidden 2 Apr, 1995 Lead
Sean Kelly ??, 1995 Lead
with Keith Bolton
with Keith Bolton
ian caton ??, 1995 Lead O/S
with Martin
with Martin
Neil McA u 17 May, 1994 Lead rpt
with Martin Wilson
with Martin Wilson
Roget 31 May, 1993 Lead O/S
with jon
with jon
Hidden 16 May, 1993 Lead
Neil R 11 Apr, 1992 Lead
with Ed, Richard W
with Ed, Richard W
Hidden 29 Feb, 1992 Lead
Simon King ??, 1992 Lead rpt
with Jo
with Jo
jcw ? Jun, 1991 -
with Martin Harris
with Martin Harris
MikePycroft 6 Apr, 1991 2nd
Hidden 6 Apr, 1991 Lead
Glenn Sutcliffe 14 Jul, 1990 AltLd
with keefe
with keefe
keefe 14 Jul, 1990 AltLd
Hidden 30 Jun, 1990 2nd
Hidden 10 May, 1990 Lead
Hidden 28 Apr, 1990 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Apr, 1990 TR
Neil R 13 Apr, 1990 2nd Failed to lead
with Howard
Failed to lead
with Howard
Nic Kidd 21 Mar, 1990 Lead
Simon King ??, 1990 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH u 22 Apr, 1989 Lead
with Phil Baker
with Phil Baker
Hidden 9 Apr, 1989 Lead
MikePycroft 5 Feb, 1989 2nd
Hidden 5 Feb, 1989 Lead
onefootholdinthegrave u ? Jan, 1989 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave u ? Jan, 1989 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave u ? Jan, 1989 2nd
onefootholdinthegrave u ? Jan, 1989 2nd
Hidden ??, 1989 -
Rich Kirby ??, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Jun, 1988 Lead
surfbish ? Apr, 1988 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ? May, 1987 2nd
with Mick Moss, Brian H
with Mick Moss, Brian H
Stoney Boy u ??, 1987 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy
with Phil Cundy
ajtay ??, 1987 -
with Various
with Various
keefe 19 Oct, 1986 -
neilh 8 May, 1986 Lead O/S
with dave marsh
with dave marsh
Neil McA u 13 Apr, 1986 2nd rpt
with Beak 1.
with Beak 1.
Hidden 15 Mar, 1986 2nd
Hidden 1 Jan, 1986 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Oct, 1985 2nd
Hidden 12 Jun, 1985 AltLd
UKB Shark 10 Jun, 1985 Lead O/S
with Mark Mitchell
with Mark Mitchell
sadams 18 May, 1985 Lead
with John from London
with John from London
Hidden 20 Apr, 1985 Lead
Chris Wright 12 Mar, 1985 Lead
Bulls Crack u ??, 1985 Lead O/S
with RW
with RW
Andy Nicholson ??, 1985 -
uphillnow 1 Jul, 1984 2nd lead with richard sanderson a little later
with Andrew (Pog) Horn
lead with richard sanderson a little later
with Andrew (Pog) Horn
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
Mark Kemball u 1 Dec, 1983 Lead
with Paul Clark, Bill McKee
with Paul Clark, Bill McKee
charlesmfrench 6 Mar, 1983 2nd O/S
andy gittins ??, 1983 -
Mark Kemball u 27 Nov, 1982 AltLd
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
with Paul "Curly" Williamson
Neil McA u 8 Jun, 1982 Lead O/S
with Steve Hartland
with Steve Hartland
Mark Kemball u 13 Mar, 1982 2nd
with Steve Finch
with Steve Finch
Hidden 12 Apr, 1981 2nd
Hidden ? Oct, 1980 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Jul, 1980 Lead
Hidden ??, 1980 Lead
Ian Jones ??, 1980 Lead O/S
with Rich Lewis (a.k.a. 'Dick Hairs')
with Rich Lewis (a.k.a. 'Dick Hairs')
dominic lee ??, 1980 Lead
with daniel lee
with daniel lee
dominic lee ??, 1980 Lead
with daniel lee
with daniel lee
derekb ??, 1979 Lead
Steve Bell ??, 1979 -
Andy Edgar ??, 1978 Lead
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High E3
Mid E3
Low E3
High E2
Mid E2
Low E2
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
Votes cast 36
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 38
Votes cast 36
Style of Ascent
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Fern Hill

Grade: E2 5c ***
(Cratcliffe Tor)