Rockfax Description
Trend right to climb the blunt rib in the centre of the slab. © Rockfax

FA. Greg Griffith 1985

Ticklists: BMC Stanage The Red Circuit, The Red Circuit - Stanage.

jshields 20/Sep Solo
Andrew Abraham 23/Aug Solo O/S
adi bryant 28/Jun Solo O/S
BAdhoc 23/Jun Sent β

Took a bit to work out where I was putting my feet to reach the holds but really nice moves when I found them

AsleepOnBelay 12/Jun Solo O/S

V nice moves to get the top.

Wayne S 02/May Solo
Canyak ??/2015 -
buxtoncoffeelover 06/Jul/14 TR

Assisting in research in climbing with/without prior knowledge of route. All top-roped. No gear/highball/short solo route anyway.

Dkoi 06/Jul/14 TR
with nick, tom lewis
tom_lewis89 06/Jul/14 TR
dannyboy83 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
DavidPC 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Kempson
Brown 19/May/13 Solo
with Solo
simon1965 12/Dec/12 Sent rpt
with Nick
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Sent O/S
Mattyk 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
benny_m 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Andrew Jennings 01/Sep/12 Sent
with Brian McAlinden
bullybones 14/Aug/12 Solo
rockman 13/Jun/12 Lead

pre-placed runner

timcedwards 13/Jun/12 2nd
A Crook 12/May/12 Solo O/S

strangely enough easier then the 5b to the left

Dom Whillans 12/May/12 Solo
deacondeacon 08/May/12 Solo O/S
Alex@home 08/May/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 05/May/12 Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
PLM ??/2012 -
Mr Sparkle 19/Nov/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Sent
flyinfrenchy 29/Oct/11 Solo O/S
mtempest 20/Jul/11 Solo
Gustav 03/Jul/11 Sent β

Traversed in to check the top out before commiting

tompilgrem 26/Mar/11 TR
with Dad
bobpilgrem 26/Mar/11 TR
with Bob/Tom
rich_hw 08/Mar/11 Sent β
Graeme Hammond 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S

above mats

Ollie B 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S


with S.Bennett
popebenedictus 16/Sep/10 Solo rpt
with Soloed
edd rab 16/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Fran S8 04/Sep/10 Solo
Katya 04/Sep/10 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Sep/10 Solo rpt
Pythonist 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S

Hard start to nice upper moves.

mark20 01/Sep/10 Solo β
Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
inuklm 28/Aug/10 Solo
tompilgrem 27/Aug/10 TR O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 27/Aug/10 TR O/S
with Bob/Tom
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
nai 16/Apr/10 Solo
tlr 14/Apr/10 Sent
nathanlee 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Dom Lee
Hidden 04/Dec/09 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 28/Oct/09 Solo
Somerset swede basher 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Jon Sergeant, Nick Payne and Nick White
MD 25/Jul/09 Solo dnf

I thought this was VS 4c, should learn to read the guide book before attempting a climb

Hidden 23/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 09/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 02/May/09 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 01/Mar/09 TR O/S
with Steve Woolass
shark 31/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Sent
Hidden 27/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/08 Solo O/S
lowersharpnose 11/Dec/08 Solo
Martin Haworth 11/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Sent O/S
peteJ23 26/Oct/08 Solo O/S
atom 27/Sep/08 Lead

pre placed gear

shameless 11/Sep/08 TR
with fi
Jethro ?/Sep/08 Lead
Peetzy 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
gnc760 30/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Heinrich 01/Jun/08 TR dog

Bad technique led to repeated attempts

with Gaz
popebenedictus 31/May/08 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden ??/2008 -
Tom Last 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
viking ?/Nov/07 Solo O/S

strange - I thought this was sketchier than shard! Definately thought that you wouldn't wnat to fall off the top as you'd definately miss the ledge on the way down and end up a good 12m down the cliff

Hidden 10/Oct/07 Solo O/S
antpayne2003 ?/Oct/07 Solo O/S

Severe at best

Hidden 10/Aug/07 Solo
SecretSquirrel 04/Aug/07 Solo
adam carless 04/Aug/07 Solo RP

Found this easier than Shard, are the tech grades the wrong way round?

Hidden 20/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Jim Vach 20/May/07 Solo O/S

nice smeary arete climbing

dread-i 28/Apr/07 TR O/S
eppa 28/Apr/07 TR O/S
with dread-i
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Chris the Tall 27/Mar/07 Solo rpt
maybe_si 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with charlie
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo β
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 12/Nov/06 Solo O/S
tumbling wizard 09/Nov/06 Solo O/S
luke2442 ?/Nov/06 -
mattwyles1 ?/Oct/06 Solo O/S


Nicos 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Iggy_B 11/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with Nick
Mutl3y 11/Jun/06 Solo
with Iggy_B
Hidden 13/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/05 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 10/Jun/04 Solo O/S
with Phil B
darren1 25/Jan/04 -
Stefan Kruger 05/Jul/03 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 06/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead
loonyclimber ?/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
Ropeboy 09/Dec/01 Solo
Stuart S 20/May/01 Solo O/S
John Marsland 10/Jul/99 Solo
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Hidden 29/Aug/98 Solo
John Marsland 29/Aug/92 Solo
Hidden 26/Jun/90 Solo
steve prior ?/Nov/89 Solo RP
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/89 Solo O/S

Thought it was more like severe

goi.ashmore 06/Jun/88 Solo O/S
High E1
Mid E1
Low E1
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
Votes cast 22
High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
Votes cast 23
Votes cast 18
Style of ascent
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Not Set