Rockfax Description
Another technical teaser. Start below and right of a slight rib and scrape up the lower bulges to an easier finish. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1980

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Best slab climbs of the UK, The Black Circuit - Stanage, Stanage E1 Challenge (1989 Guide), Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak District Highballs.

Jonny Nick 16/Jan Sent x
Hidden 27/Dec/15 Sent x
MSchobitz 03/Jun/15 Sent x
Calum Wadsworth 03/Jun/15 Sent x
with Matt Groom, David R, Nick P, Alex, micki
Nick1812P 03/Jun/15 Sent x

took a while to suss it out then went quickly

Matt Groom 03/Jun/15 Sent
drysori 16/May/15 Lead
with Everyone!
Matt Groom 03/May/15 Solo
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 13/Dec/14 Sent x
Nick1812P 14/May/14 Solo dnf
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Solo
al123 16/Jan/14 Sent
al123 06/Jan/14 Sent
with Henry
ChrisAllen ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
PeteWilson 11/Dec/13 Solo

cool lil' route

with Dave
john lynch 06/Dec/13 Sent rpt
with ed luke
LakesWinter 23/Nov/13 Solo β
john lynch 14/Nov/13 Sent


simon1965 12/Nov/13 Solo
with James
Stig 12/Nov/13 Solo β

Pad. Sublime gritstoning.

Brown 02/Feb/13 Solo
with Lilifa
JamieSparkes 06/Jan/13 Solo RP

it's done the moment you actually leave the ground! very green and scrittly at the top though.

Hidden 02/Dec/12 Sent rpt
Oddjob 02/Dec/12 Sent β
with Bart, Adam B
Jonathan Hall 24/Nov/12 Solo
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Sent
J.Wells 14/Oct/12 Sent x
Andrew Jennings 28/Aug/12 Sent
with Dan Mcmanus
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Sent
mtempest 31/Mar/12 Solo

With mat

with Steve Waters, Mynydd
mark20 19/Feb/12 Sent O/S
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Sent
Hidden 03/Feb/12 Solo dnf
benkelsey 03/Feb/12 Solo dnf

almost got a sequence to get off the ground.. felt pretty pleased with that.

Hidden ??/2012 -
disturbed_one51 30/Nov/11 Solo
simon1965 15/Oct/11 Sent rpt

First go to easy ground

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Sent
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Sent
belay bunny turned bad 15/Oct/11 Sent x
Sam Carr ?/Oct/11 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Jul/11 Sent x

Tricky start, took a bit of working out but it's pretty much over when your feet are about 2m up. Nice moves though!

ben.meakin 10/Jul/11 Solo
Fran S8 10/Jul/11 Sent
Ian Broome 01/Apr/11 Solo rpt

Found this really tricky has a pebble been lost? Or i've lost some gritstone knack! v.good conditions, but the step up a move or so after the start felt really hard.

Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo
simondunf 06/Mar/11 Sent
Hidden 03/Jan/11 Solo
davebonner ??/2011 -
Hidden 28/Nov/10 Sent
drysori 13/Nov/10 Solo
akhughes 10/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Solo dnf
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Sent dnf
adi bryant ??/2010 Solo RP
Hidden 28/Dec/09 Sent x
Hidden 18/Dec/09 Sent
Hidden 10/Dec/09 Solo O/S
simon1965 04/Dec/09 Solo O/S
with Matt
Hidden 04/Dec/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
mshorter 10/Oct/09 -
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Solo
sparkass 10/Oct/09 Sent x
Ally Baba 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Boo Boo
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Solo
Somerset swede basher 05/Sep/09 Solo

Got it second go.

with Jon Sergeant, Nick Payne and Nick White
Harry Thorpe 16/Aug/09 Sent x
Tim W 03/May/09 Sent x
Alex Mason 06/Mar/09 Solo

3rd go, Awesome pebble crushing. once off the floor you just have to keep it together, couldnt see anything apart from chalk as it was dark. No idea how i stayed on at one point, true grit.

with Ste, Lee and G
shark 31/Jan/09 Sent
Ram MkiV 31/Jan/09 Sent O/S
swoosh 18/Jan/09 Solo
tuftynick ?/Jan/09 Solo rpt
with pob
kingholmesy ??/2009 Solo RP


Hidden 09/Dec/08 Solo β
steve_biczyk 07/Dec/08 Sent
with Marcus Pontin
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Sent
lowersharpnose 15/Oct/08 Solo

With a mat and spotter. Fell off on my first attempt, got it second try. Chuffed.

with PeakDJ
Hidden 15/Oct/08 Solo
TomHaigh 15/Jul/08 Lead RP
Hidden 12/Jul/08 Sent rpt
Mattyk 12/Jul/08 Sent x

With mat, took a few goes to work out bottom sequence. ACE!

with Ali K
Ben1983 16/Feb/08 Solo RP
Ian Broome 06/Jan/08 Solo rpt
Boy ??/2008 -

With direct start (7a+)

bullybones ??/2008 -
Ian Broome 16/Nov/07 Solo rpt

After getting further on Shirleys' Temple!

Ian Broome 21/Oct/07 Solo

used shallow pocket out right for Right hand to get started, felt desperate to start any further left!

Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
willackers 07/Oct/07 Solo O/S
with Tom Mills
Hidden 08/Sep/07 Solo O/S
craig d 04/Aug/07 Solo
with Simon Kincaid
Hidden 10/Jun/07 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2002 Solo
Roget 27/Oct/01 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 15/Feb/01 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
marconi ?/Jun/96 Solo RP

Ground up. Climbed whilst doing work experience at Outside at the Foundry, these guys took me out one evening for some fun!

with James P, Craig
Stoney Boy 02/Apr/93 Solo O/S
Rich Kirby 20/Oct/91 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/89 TR
goi.ashmore 20/Mar/88 Solo O/S
sadams ?/Sep/87 Solo
with Guy Townsend
stp 22/Mar/84 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1984 Solo
Mark Kemball 23/Oct/82 Solo
andy gittins ??/1982 -
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
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