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14m.

Rockfax Description
The delicate slabby arete, or the face just left, leads to a ledge. Access the flake and a dramatic finish that will find you swinging by the gargoyles. Variations are inferior. Photographed a thousand times, almost aways from the cliff top to the right with the reservoir in the background. © Rockfax

FA. Pete Hatton 1963.

Ticklists

Top 20 Gritstone UKC Wishlist Climbs, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Northern Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, ULMC Classics, MUMC Ticklist, CUMC Ticklist, Burbage, Millstone and Beyond in 3 stars, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Definitive *** Peak Grit, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS), Bamford Edge, The Gritlist, 2020 Trips, Peak District Grit Graded List, Peak District Grit (2020) *** List

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dmason1992 26 Sep Show βeta
βeta: Love it!
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Paul Tomo 24 Jul, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: I did this climb in very strong wind, i didn't like the block low down but found the rest of the climb excellent.
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βeta: I did this climb in very strong wind, i didn't like the block low down but found the rest of the climb excellent.
nick w 18 Jun, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: great postion on the gargoyle ,run it out for full effect !
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βeta: great postion on the gargoyle ,run it out for full effect !
Chris the Tall 13 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Superb fun. A bit awkward low down, but soon the massive holds just keep on coming
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βeta: Superb fun. A bit awkward low down, but soon the massive holds just keep on coming
shaun walby 28 Mar, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Totally enjoyable climbing with an excellent layback in the middle...just comes to end all too quickly.
 
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βeta: Totally enjoyable climbing with an excellent layback in the middle...just comes to end all too quickly.
Si dH 31 Oct, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: the arete is a bit sparse protection-wise but not bad climbing. getting established on the flake is definiteyl the crux and feels quite committing
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βeta: the arete is a bit sparse protection-wise but not bad climbing. getting established on the flake is definiteyl the crux and feels quite committing

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Route of Interest

Lean Man's Climb

Grade: VS 5a ***
(Black Rocks)