List of First Ascents

1807 Left Twin Chimney
FA. J.W.Puttrell late 1800s
Right Twin Chimney
FA. J.W.Puttrell late 1800s
1897 Mississippi Chimney
FA. J.W. Puttrell late 1890s
1904 Castle Chimney
FA. J.W.Puttrell 1904
1912 Castle Crack
FA. Henry Bishop and friends, early 1910s
Black Hawk Traverse Left
FA. Henry Bishop early 1910s
Black Hawk Traverse Right
FA. Henry Bishop early 1910s
Grotto Slab
FA. Henry Bishop and friends, early 1910s
1922 Martello Buttress
FA. Fergus Graham 1922
Balcony Climb
FA. Fred Piggott early 1920s
Fairy Chimney
FA. Fred Piggott early 1920s
Balcony Buttress
FA. Lewis Coxon 1922
Twin Chimneys Buttress
FA. Lewis Coxon 1922
Robin Hood's Chockstone Chimney
FA. Fred Piggott and friends, early 1920s
Robin Hood's Balcony Cave Direct
FA. Fred Piggott and friends, early 1920s
Inverted V
FA. Cyril Ward 1922
Robin Hood's Right-hand Buttress Direct
FA. Cyril Ward 1922. Also known as ‘Button Hook’.
Robin Hood Zig-zag
FA. Cyril Ward 1922
Leaning Buttress Direct
FA. Fergus Graham 1922
Garden Wall
FA. Cyril Ward 1922
Flying Buttress
FA. Fergus Graham 1922
1925 Bishop's Route
FA. Henry Bishop 1920s
Fergus Graham's Direct
FA. Fergus Graham 1920s
1926 Christmas Crack
FA. George Bower 1926
Hollybush Crack
FA. George Bower 1926
1927 Mississippi Buttress Direct
FA. Roy Horseman 1927
1928 Hargreaves' Original
FA. Albert Hargreaves 1928
April Crack
FA. Herbert Hartley 1928
Right-hand Trinity
FA. Herbert Hartley 1928
Green Crack
FA. Herbert Hartley 1928
Rusty Wall
FA. Herbert Hartley 1928
Oblique Crack
FA. Herbert Hartley 1928
1929 Zigzag Flake-crack
FA. Herbert Hartley 1929
Central Trinity
FA. Herbert Hartley 1929
1930 The Little Flake-crack
FA. Frank Elliott 1930
1932 Dover's Wall, Route 1
FA. Harry Dover early 1930s
Byne's Route
FA. Eric Byne early 1930s
Robin Hood's Crack
FA. Eric Byne early 1930s
Cave Gully Wall
FA. Alf Bridge 1932
Robin Hood's Cave Innominate
FA. Alf Bridge 1932
Leaning Buttress Gully
FA. Jim Lomas early 1930s
Black Hawk Tower
FA. Eric Byne and friends, early 1930s
Black Hawk
FA. Eric Byne early 1930s
Black Hawk Hell Crack
FA. Eric Byne early 1930s - the resident hawk gave him Hell!
Manchester Buttress
FA. Maurice Linnell early 1930s
1934 Kirkus's Corner
FA. Colin Kirkus 1934
1935 Mississippi Variant
FA. Bernard Simonds 1930s
Connelly's Variation
FA. Byron Connelly 1930s
The Kirkus Original
FA. Colin Kirkus 1930s
1940 Agony Crack
FA. Len Chapman 1940
1946 Harding's Super Direct Finish
FA. Peter Harding 1946
1949 Rugosity Wall
FA. Chuck Cook - in nailed boots! 1949
Via Media
FA. Ron Townsend 1949
Narrow Buttress
FA. Ron Townsend 1949
Townsend's Variation
FA. Ron Townsend 1949
Gargoyle Buttress
FA. Ron Townsend 1949
1950 The Louisiana Rib
FA. Dick Brown 1950
Needle Crack
FA. Nat Allen c1950
Crack and Cave
FA. Eric Byne 1950
Jitterbug Buttress
FA. Eric Byne 1950 Malarete Finish, Falco Reche 1990
Ellis's Eliminate
FA. Gilbert Ellis (on a top rope!) 1950
1951 Verandah Pillar
FA. Dick Brown 1951
Turf Crack
FA. Dick Brown 1951
Little Tower
FA. Dick Brown 1951
Via Dexter Direct
FA. Tony Moulam 1951
1952 Greengrocer Wall
FA. Ray Burgess early 1950s
Step-ladder Crack
FA. Ted Howard early 1950s
The Unprintable
FA. Don Whillans 1952
The Z Crack
FA. Joe Brown 1952
Black Hawk Bastion
FA. Dick Brown (1 peg for aid) 1952 FFA. John Allen 1975
1953 Cleft Wing
FA. Joe Brown 1953
BAW's Crawl
FA. Joe Brown, Nat Allen, Wilf White 1953
1954 Butcher Crack
FA. Peter Biven 1954
The Nose
FA. Joe Brown 1954
Congo Corner
FA. Peter Biven 1954
The Dangler
FA. Joe Brown 1954
1955 Saliva
FA. Peter Biven 1955
1956 The Flange
FA. Peter Biven 1956
Easter Rib
FA. Peter Biven 1956
Flying Buttress Direct
FA. D.Lomas (4 pegs -WHAT!) 1956. FFA. Paul Grey 1966
1957 Hangover
FA. Bob Brayshaw 1957
Titbit
FA. Don Morrison late 1950s
Right Twin Crack
FA. Rodney Wilson late 1950s
1958 Cleft Wing Superdirect
FA. Joe Brown 1958
Whillans' Pendulum and Black Magic
FA. Don Whillans 1958. FA. (Black Magic) Giles Barker 1976
1959 The Scoop
FA. Rodney Wilson 1959
Tea-leaf Crack
FA. Alpha Club members 1959
Desperation
FA. Bob Brayshaw 1959
1961 Gullible's Travels
FA. Brian Pallet (1 point of aid) 1961. FFA. Alan Clarke 1963
1962 Dover's Wall, Route 3
FA. Les Gillot, early 1960s
Pedlar's Arete
FA. Don Morrison and friends, early 1960s
Pedlar's Slab
FA. Barry Pedlar early 1960s
Verandah Wall
FA. Don Morrison early 1960s
Verandah Cracks Left
FA. Don Morrison and friends, early 1960s
Verandah Cracks Right
FA. Don Morrison and friends, early 1960s
Morrison's Redoubt
FA. Don Morrison early 1960s
Thrombosis
FA. Don Morrison early 1960s
Rigor Mortis
FA. Don Morrison early 1960s
Paralysis
FA. Don Morrison early 1960s
Paucity
FA. Don Morrison and friends, early 1960s
Cave Arete
FA. Don Morrison early 1960s
Zagrete
FA. John Loy early 1960s
Tinker's Crack
FA. Don Morrison and friends, early 1960s
Rugosity Crack
FA. Pat Fearnehough early 1960s
Apparent North
FA. Len Millsom early 1960s
True North
FA. Len Millsom early 1960s
1964 The Tippler
FA. Barry Webb 1964
1965 Retroversion
FA. Don Morrison 1960s
Queersville
FA. Alan Clarke 1965
Yosemite Wall
FA. Alan Clarke 1965
Eliminator
FA. Alan Clarke 1965
Suzanne
FA. Reg Addey 1965
1967 Pedlar's Rib
FA. Jim Perrin 1967
Phlegethoa
FA. Jim Perrin 1967
Acheron
FA. Jim Perrin 1967
Censor
FA. Jim Perrin (after top roping it 27 times!) 1967
1968 The Old Dragon
FA. Bill Birch (one nut) 1968. FFA. John Allen 1973
Mississippi Variant Direct
FA. Bill Birch 1968
1971 The Guillotine
FA. Ed Drummond (one fat peg 1971). FFA. John Allen 1973
1972 Rubber Band
FA. John Allen 1972
1973 The Punk
FA. Steve Bancroft 1973
Stanleyville
FA. John Allen 1973
Wuthering
FA. Ed Drummond 1973
Cave Eliminate
FA. John Allen 1973
Constipation
FA. John Allen 1973
Cold Turkey
FA. John Allen, Christmas Day 1973
1974 The Link
FA. Chris Craggs 1974
1975 Dover's Wall, Route 4
FA. Dave Gregory 1970s
The Asp
FA. Ed Drummond 1975
Not Much Weak Stack Battered or What?
FA. John Allen 1975
Chameleon
FA. Ed Drummond 1975
1976 Punklet
FA. Steve Bancroft 1976
Tippler Direct
FA. Jim Reading 1976
1977 5.9 Finish
FA. Clive Jones 1977
Plastic Dream
FA. Ed Wood 1977
Twintrin
FA. Gary Gibson late 1970s
Lancashire Wall
FA. Dave Kenyon late 1970s
1978 Nothing to do with Dover
FA. Clive Jones 1978
Dark Continent
FA. Phil Burke 1978
Withered Thing
FA. Chris Hamper 1978
Meiosis
FA. Gary Gibson 1978
Goodbye Toulouse
FA. Gary Gibson 1978
Providence
FA. Gary Gibson 1978
South Sea Charmer
FA. Paul Williams 1978
1979 Zel
FA. Gary Gibson 1979
Bloodshot
FA. Gabriel Regan 1979
Fading Star
FA. Gary Gibson 1979
Boc No Buttress
FA. Steve Bancroft 1979
Thunder Road
FA. Gabe Regan 1979 with side-runners. Soloed by Mark Stokes 1980.
Topaz
FA. Gary Gibson 1979
The 3-D Wall
FA. Gary Gibson 1979
1980 Don't Bark, Bite
FA. Gary Gibson 1980
1981 Ashes
FA. John Fleming 1981
Puzzlelock
FA. Gary Gibson 1981
Melancholy Witness
FA. Gary Gibson 1981
Coconut Ice
FA. Gary Gibson 1981
Paranoid
FA. Johnny Woodward 1981
1982 Off With His Head
FA. Andy Barker 1982
Last Ice Cream
FA. Paul Mitchell 1982
Spasticus Artisticus
FA. Paul Cropper 1982
Dry Rot
FA. Gary Gibson 1982
Mating Toads
FA. Andy Barker 1982
Magnetic North
FA. Simon Horrox 1982
Massacre
FA. Andy Barker 1982
Petty Larceny
FA. Andy Barker 1982
Grand Theft
FA. Andy Barker 1982
1983 Spearing the Bearded Clam
FA. Paul Mitchell 1983
Swings
FA. Tony Walker 1983
Bobsnob
FA. Chris Craggs 1983
Pacific Ocean Wall
FA. John Allen 1983
Ice Boat
FA. John Allen 1983
Wall of Sound
FA. John Allen 1983
Randolf Cheerleader
FA. Mark Stokes 1983
Eminence Grise
FA. Paul Mitchell 1983
Frigid Witch
FA. Paul Mitchell 1983
Stanage Without Oxygen
FA. John Allen 1983
Whatever Happened to Bob?
FA. Bob Berzins 1983
Snug as a Thug on a Jug
FA. Paul Mitchell 1983
1984 Moss Side
FA. Bill Birch 1984
Reagent
FA. Al Rouse 1984
Led a Dance
FA. Chris Plant, Brian Davidson, Alan Dance(!) 1984
Sad Amongst Friends
FA. Johnny Dawes 1984. An impressive solo ascent for the time.
Twin Cam
FA. Johnny Dawes 1984
1985 Non-stop Pedalling
FA. Steve Bell 1985
The Nose
FA. Andy Bailey 1985
Tribute to Joy
FA. Mike Lea 1985. Reclimbed by Dan Honneyman 2000
Al
FA. Al Rouse 1985
Hamper's Hang
FA. Chris Hamper 1980s
Zippyattrocity
FA. Zippy (Mark Pretty) 1985
Breakdance
FA. Johnny Dawes 1985
Pudding
FA. Mark Clark 1985
Chips
FA. Steve Bancroft 1985
Peas
FA. Steve Bancroft 1985
1986 Second Wind
FA. Tony Ryan 1986
Traverse of the Gritstone Gods
FA. Johnny Dawes, John Allen, Mark Stokes 1986
Leroy Slips a Disc
FA. John Allen 1986
Head Spin
FA. Mark Stokes 1986
1987 Guillotine Direct
FA. John Allen 1987
1988 Manchester United
FA. Chris Craggs 1988
1989 Moriaty
FA. Robin Barker 1989
Jersey Boys
FA. Chris Craggs 1989
Body Roll Finish
FA. John Allen 1989
1991 Keep Pedalling
FA. Chris Craggs 1991
Rib and Face
FA. Mike Snell 1991
1992 Dieppe
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Shine On
FA. Robin Barker 1992
Top Block Rock
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Recess Rib
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Pisa Pillar
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Hidden Crack
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Choux Fleur
FA. Brian Rossiter 1992
Another Game of Bowls Sir Walter?
FA. Chris Craggs 1992.
Choux
FA. Brian Rossiter 1992
Pixie
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Bean
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1992
Dun
FA. John Street 1992
Four
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1992
Muesli
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1992
Soft Shoe
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1992
Stringer
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1992
Shuffle
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1992
Fire Curtain
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Eeny
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Meeny
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Miny
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Spare Rib
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
Scrag End
FA. Dave Gregory 1992
1993 Cocktails
FA. Dave Gregory 1993
49 Bikinis
FA. Bill Briggs 1993
Still in Limbo
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
Exit Stage Left
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
Centre Stage
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
Just One Cornetto
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
In Earnest
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
Big Chris
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
Carborundum
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
Fragile Mantel
FA. Chris Craggs 1993
Velcro Arete
FA. Dave Gregory 1993
Button Wall
FA. Dave Gregory 1993
Toggle
FA. Dave Gregory 1993
Mental Peace
FA. Dave Simmonite 1993
Skinless Wonder
FA. Richie Patterson 1993
Black Car Burning
FA. Robin Barker 1993
Salt and Vinegar
FA. Dave Gregory 1993
Bob's Jolly Jape
FA. John Allen (after Bob Berzins had decked-out from the crux) 1993
Scary Canary
FA. Dave Simmonite 1993
1994 Headless Chicken
FA. Neil Foster 1994
Jaygo's Pipe
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1994
Carpe Diem
FA. Neil Foster 1994
The 9 o'clock Watershed
FA. Neil Foster 1994
Master of Disguise
FA. Neil Foster 1994
Madhouse
FA. Paul Tattersall 1994
1995 Cemetery Waits
FA. Joe Brown (the younger) 1995
Lucy's Joy
FA. Bruce Goodwin 1995 Lucy's Delight, Al Parker 1978
Warmlove
FA. Johnny Dawes 1995
1996 On a Wing and a Prayer
FA. Graham Parkes 1996
Taking a Winger
FA. Graham Parkes 1996
Ramsgate
FA. Chris Craggs 1996
Spring into Action
FA. Graham Parkes 1996
Happy Amongst Friends
FA. Johnny Dawes 1996
1997 One Stop Shopping
FA. Graham Parkes 1997
Fit as a Butcher's Dog
FA. Graham Parkes 1997
Prudence
FA. Named by Chris Craggs in 1997 though it had doubtless been done for years.
Little Women
FA. John Welford 1997
The Be All and End All
FA. Chris Craggs 1997
Square Chimney Arete
FA. Chris Craggs 1997
1998 Groove is in the Heart
FA. Neil Bentley 1998
1999 Stay in the Light
FA. Steve Clarke 1999
Broken Arrow
FA. Graham Parkes 1999
The Muted Trumper
FA. Richard Heap 1999
2000 Anatomy
FA. (Anotherology) Dave Gregory 2000
Small Time Crook
FA. John Boyle 2000
2002 Flying Butt
FA. John Arran early 2000s