22m.

Rockfax Description
Excellent steep climbing up the imposing buttress. Tackle the steepening crack left of the deep gully to its end then hand traverse out left to a ledge. Climb more steep cracks to another ledge then finish though the bulge directly above. A tougher finish is to traverse back to the right arete and finish up the awkward undercut groove there - HVS 5b. © Rockfax

FA. Fred Pigott 1920.

Ticklists

Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List , Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS , The Peak: Past and Present , Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+ , Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion , The Black Rocks 1949 Guide VS Challenge , Stonnis Allstars , The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage , Definitive *** Peak Grit , Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS) , Wired Peak District Grit Graded List , Wired Peak District Grit (2020) *** List , ROCKFAX Eastern Grit TOP 500: S and VS , Black Rocks VS Link Up (BMC 2010 Froggatt to Black Rocks definitive) , Eastern Grit Wishlist , Eastern Grit 2015 - Top 500 VS , 2022 Rockfax Eastern Grit Graded List

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loose overhang 26 Mar Show βeta
βeta: I climbed it in 1971. With hardly any gear, most of which fell out. I got to be a better and more careful climber. Then it was graded Severe - it was too.
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βeta: I climbed it in 1971. With hardly any gear, most of which fell out. I got to be a better and more careful climber. Then it was graded Severe - it was too.
Cameron3298 19 Apr, 2021 Show βeta
βeta: Awesome line careful ropework needed to avoid ropedrag
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βeta: Awesome line careful ropework needed to avoid ropedrag
Nick Smith - Climbers 10 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: The wild finish on the left arete is excellent, but fairly run out. The right-hand finish is currently rather spoilt by the cremation ashes dumped all over the finishing holds (!)
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βeta: The wild finish on the left arete is excellent, but fairly run out. The right-hand finish is currently rather spoilt by the cremation ashes dumped all over the finishing holds (!)
Chris Craggs 28 May, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: I am puzzled why people think this HVS - good gear and 4c do not a HVS make! Odd.
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βeta: I am puzzled why people think this HVS - good gear and 4c do not a HVS make! Odd.

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

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