Rockfax Description
The long crack that is the major feature of the buttress proves to be an awkward customer and quite high in the grade. A slippery layback or awkward jamming start (5a?) leads to a tricky wide section off the ledge and another wide section to enter the upper crack. Escape out left at the top or move right for the extended reach of the short Direct Finish, HVS 5a. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, WideBoyz Crack School.

luke glaister 01/Nov Lead O/S

As good as it gets. Last route of the day and it was brilliant. A few hard bits with rests in between. Great gear to. Big cams a help in the middle.

Hidden 26/Oct 2nd dog
Nick1812P 25/Oct Lead rpt
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Oct Lead O/S
rachelvlc 11/Oct 2nd
Gloria 11/Oct Lead O/S

Fun, run-out. Weird lying down move at top.

elbeanio 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Mike
royle883 02/Oct Lead O/S
The Reaper 26/Sep Lead O/S
with frank mckenna
Sam Simpson 22/Sep Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
jshields 20/Sep 2nd

Repeat 1997.

libby.southgate 19/Sep Lead
Hidden 13/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep Lead O/S
amccann 11/Sep Solo O/S
pete_naylor 10/Sep Sent O/S
Ian Saxton 05/Sep 2nd
with martin
martinbettridge06 05/Sep Lead
Col Kingshott 05/Sep 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug 2nd
MichaelConstantinou 11/Aug Lead O/S
with Sarah Statham
Sarah Statham 11/Aug 2nd
with Mike
D Tempest 09/Aug TR

Paul failed to lead, what a nightmare !!! for VS

with Paul
Hidden 09/Aug AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug Lead O/S
MattF24 08/Aug 2nd

Threw the kitchen sink at this. Lack of jamming ability led to a throughly exhausting climb. Tiring but brilliant

TonyB 25/Jul 2nd
with Kenny
Hidden 18/Jul 2nd rpt
bullwinkle 18/Jul Lead rpt
with Bart
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun 2nd O/S

9 Fantastic route

with Paul Deane
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd
DeanD 18/Jun Lead
jonhowson 07/Jun Lead O/S

Hard for the grade but completely brilliant

with Mark
DanChad 30/May 2nd O/S

Hard but fun.

Le Chevalier Mal Fet 30/May Lead

A fine route of the utmost quality.

Hidden 28/May Lead
dj_brigham05 28/May Lead O/S
with Grant Harris
Zack Scott 24/May Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May Lead
soph 21/May Solo rpt
morganator 21/May Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May Solo
GAHarris ?/May 2nd
TobyA 17/Apr Lead O/S

Forgot to read the guidebook first so went right at the top of the crack not left (grubby and hard). Duh. Otherwise great.

with Tom R
morganator 17/Apr Solo
bpw666 17/Apr Lead O/S
Rebecca North 17/Apr 2nd
with Ben W
soph 17/Apr Solo
cookie-doo 09/Apr 2nd O/S
BDC 09/Apr Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 06/Apr 2nd
jrccrosby 05/Apr Lead O/S

pretty hard work but only in short sections.

with Olly Gluck
sting 21/Mar 2nd
with kwaidy
Hidden 21/Mar Lead O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/14 Lead O/S
Jackwd 30/Nov/14 2nd rpt
charley 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Found this quite straight forward for the grade, really enjoyed it even with the wet & slimy sections - just added to the thrutchy experience...

with JackD
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 02/Nov/14 AltLd

Lead to first ledge, then retreated. Tom was helped up to first ledge, then finished the climb.

Hidden 02/Nov/14 TR
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd
Matt Harmon 31/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Carla
Palmer 12/Oct/14 Lead
sopaz 12/Oct/14 2nd
Gudge 30/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Some awkward but great moves on this - good fun!

with Steve Collings
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
peterhubbard 27/Sep/14 Lead
with Conrad
williap 14/Sep/14 Lead
with Juilette
Nick1812P 13/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Calum harvey
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead rpt
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo rpt

100 IAD No. 44

Alex@home 07/Sep/14 2nd rpt

would have been fern groove if the doctor had got up it. too greasy for that

with The Doctor
georgenvk 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with George
ashtond6 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

HVS 5a lol

Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Sent dnf
Hidden 10/Aug/14 Lead O/S
oldvicar 23/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Tried to jam start but that was desperate. Layback was much easier!

Hidden 15/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/14 TR
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd
rurp 20/May/14 Lead O/S

Nice sustained climb. Low end hvs

with bill farmer
john_ni 20/May/14 Lead rpt
with Mick Sissons (PCC)
Hidden 20/May/14 2nd
jamie ward 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with simon fairman
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/May/14 2nd
Steeve 04/May/14 Lead O/S
professorcobra 04/May/14 Lead O/S
radioshed 18/Apr/14 2nd
with dave s
dr_botnik 10/Apr/14 Lead

dint expect to have an epic 6 foot off deck!!!

Nick1812P 04/Apr/14 Solo O/S
tomB 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Juliette
snapperdan 30/Mar/14 2nd O/S
soph 09/Mar/14 2nd
with Andy Reeve
Hardcore Pat 01/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Dr Julie
dturton ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 Solo O/S
Jackwd 17/Dec/13 Lead β

Stu backed off, so climbed with his gear till about 3m from the top.

with Stuart Webster
ecromwell 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/13 2nd
john_ni 01/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with David Fisher (PCC)
stokienomad 29/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Sustained but enjoyable.

bantamdave 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Oh this was hard !!!!

with Ken
mrdigitaljedi 29/Sep/13 2nd
with stokienomad
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
DanielGyi 28/Sep/13 Lead rpt
thrutch 28/Sep/13 Lead

End of long day. Climb 30 so used Marcs back to start the crack

with Marc
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd dog
hlegge 28/Sep/13 Lead

Last one we got to, on our epic day of 3 star madness. Climbed it in failing light and found it just as awkward as last time. Not my favorite

with Kyle Wilson, Dan Gyi, Will Goldsmith
sgl 07/Sep/13 Lead
with Susie
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
tomthecoolperson 06/Aug/13 2nd
with Andrew
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/13 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Jeremy, Piers Harley
Piers Harley 21/Jul/13 2nd
with Martin Bagshaw, Jeremy Windsor
joemallia 19/Jul/13 2nd O/S
andy.smythe 21/Jun/13 2nd
hlegge 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Very thrutchy for VS

with Dan Gyi
DanielGyi 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
EmileCilliers 06/Jun/13 TR O/S
scott mayled 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Hard at the grade, even as a second. Big cams required for top crack. Can't wait to lead it now.

with zoomer
Zoomer 04/Jun/13 Lead dnf

Bailed out at two thirds height as i ran out of any big gear. Great route but a full on crocodile wrestling session.

DaveInPortwood 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
Jake Young 31/May/13 Lead O/S
with Callum
mikealexpayne 31/May/13 2nd
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd
stevetheleg 27/May/13 Lead O/S
torsok 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Jess
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd O/S
gavinpeach 17/May/13 Lead O/S
with Max Pendleton
jwhereat 06/May/13 Lead dnf
a13x 04/May/13 Lead O/S
cmoxon 04/May/13 Lead O/S

Awkward. Nice line though.

with Kayla Barnes
Siderunner 04/May/13 Lead O/S

Phew! This seemed like hard work at the end of the day ...

with Yorkshire Sam
John Nuttall 01/May/13 Lead
with Coel
Guy Wilson 26/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Gavin Moy
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Lead
matthomas79 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Kirill 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with David Gruber, David Sim
Ramblin dave 20/Apr/13 2nd

Tried for the lead and failed (dogged a move then got didn't think I'd be able to protect the top crack), then followed Kiril up it cleanly.

with David Gruber, Kiril
DavidPC 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Serious wind. Felt harder

with Tom Davies
Hidden 03/Mar/13 2nd
RichyBOYY 03/Mar/13 Lead

gripped all the way pretty much... good climb

danJBA 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Kayan 17/Feb/13 2nd
samt ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
greglad ??/2013 -
Tim Rodgers 20/Oct/12 2nd
GrantB 20/Oct/12 2nd
with Mike, Chuck Norris
rd20 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Hilary CC
g1m147 14/Oct/12 Lead
with Mick.
James Oswald 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Cool route. By far the hardest thing I did that day. Must get better at wide cracks.

with Colin Angus
victim of mathematics 09/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Felt much easier than last time.

dr_botnik 08/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Joe, Graham
Steven Andrews 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Laurence Cowton 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Vince
RCrockford 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Andy C
Diggler 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with stemill
stemill 06/Oct/12 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
bullwinkle 15/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Bart
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
HarryB 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Becky
Becky H 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Harry Bloxham
Tdavy01 08/Sep/12 2nd
Rickrick 08/Sep/12 -
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt

felt far and away the hardest of the day. only one that came vaguely close was wall buttress

Montecore 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Joris Roulleau
benny_m 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Richard Hemes
Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd
will_benfold 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
cameron_hall 01/Sep/12 2nd β

Nice climb!

Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead
Brown ?/Sep/12 Solo
with Solo
dan gibson 20/Aug/12 Solo rpt
DaveFidler 05/Aug/12 2nd O/S
roberto18 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Tom Nickols
hotfeet 25/Jul/12 Lead
with Austen Moulding
hamishjoe 23/Jul/12 Lead rpt
max_chan 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Steve Carty
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
deacondeacon 18/Jun/12 Lead

Climbed on preplaced gear after partners ascent.

Haydn Jones 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with deacon, duncan, ed morris
Sam Simpson 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Attacked by Midgies!

with John Dolden, Tom Doldon
Tom Doldon 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S

very nice

with sam simpson 48
Vincej 04/Jun/12 2nd
Paul Eckton 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with steve read
Oceanic 01/Jun/12 -
Steve Perry 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Contender for one of my favorite ever routes, sheer class and VS 5a every day of the week!

Hidden 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Kate14 12/May/12 2nd
phardman 05/May/12 2nd O/S
Kirill 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

The best VS at Stanage?

cem 01/Apr/12 2nd rpt
r@bag 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with John Sergeant
Guy Wilson 30/Mar/12 -
with Rick Cotgreave
mikej 27/Mar/12 2nd
with Rick Naylor
stuaart 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
chris_B 25/Mar/12 2nd
Goose4 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Ince, Paul Moore
nameless_rob 21/Mar/12 2nd
with Graham
HBredin ?/Mar/12 Lead
with James Dexter
Palindrome ?/Mar/12 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Mar/12 Lead
with Dave Rimmer, Phil Ashton
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Lead O/S
martinazando 14/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Little Tom
sgl0jd ??/2012 -
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Nevil ??/2012 Lead
with Vince
Vincej ??/2012 2nd
with Nevil
no-e1 ?/Dec/11 Lead
bigdrew 19/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Mark R
Will Hunt 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Duncan MacNeil
bemdl 30/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Sep/11 2nd
sarah hawker 29/Sep/11 TR dnf

Couldn't get off the ground, will try again with a motivating partner

with Shunt
Jonny Nick 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
cragtyke 24/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
Richard P Coates 03/Sep/11 2nd dog
ianjfsutcliffe 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Coatesy
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Si
ojp 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

No walk over

with Dave
alias dave 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Aidrien Peckit, Dan Allen
tgeh 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
rich_hw 14/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Bry 13/Aug/11 2nd β
with Sarah Harrison
Jay C 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Sam W
samwillo 01/Aug/11 2nd
with Jay
mountaingoatgirl 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Bean
pie_eater_pete 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jo
Alison2 30/Jun/11 2nd O/S
robman 31/May/11 2nd
Graeme Hammond 10/May/11 2nd rpt

lovely, really must get round to leading this again

Hidden 10/May/11 Lead
Duncan Campbell 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

No chalk again, really hard and a bit scary on Jess' dad's rack... only noticed the signs about the ringed ouzels nesting on the way down but left immediately after...

with Jess
Will_Maxwell 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rafael Pena
mikehenesy 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Last climb of the day, brilliant! Jez set off, anticipating a barbecue missing epic, up the crack with great gusto and at the first break discovered he's set off quickdraw free.

with Jez Thornley
pog100 17/Apr/11 2nd
with Dave Smith, Cath Walton
JRae 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Molly G
matthewjames 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Sam Marks 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Reaver2k 11/Apr/11 2nd
al123 07/Apr/11 2nd O/S
philboy 04/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with bisanth
Jonni 29/Mar/11 Lead
r_o_b_h2 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S

good test of jamming techniques

with steve tree
jack89 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Superb, varied climbing with a touch of puzzle!

with teague
Rachel Slater 23/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Chi Cheng 23/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Dibdawg 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Sheridan
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
cem 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Had seconded it previously.

with Pete Horn
Alex Thompson 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
jon thompson27 12/Mar/11 AltLd
with Alex Thompson
highlux 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Total classic

with Chris Ellis
Brannock 23/Jan/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Lead
Bob Windsor ??/2011 -
with Harry Salisbury
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
fifth ??/2011 -
outtathaway 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with jim
howifeel 13/Nov/10 -
with marc, James
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
tlmarjot 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Ben Lea
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Batt 30/Oct/10 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 30/Oct/10 2nd rpt
fatbuoybazza 30/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hoyes 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Placed a handy hex near the start!

glennofsheff 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

contender for best route ive climbed. from the first to the last moves totally engaging. tried to laybak start slipped first move, jammed it to better effect (still claiming the onsight tho ). altho the rests are good , each section is a challenge right up to the step left onto ledge at top of last crack on sloping holds . HVS ? . . . .cant wait to find out !!!!!! 3*for sure

muzz44 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
BeccaSnowden 02/Oct/10 Lead RP
carlgodfrey 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Birdo 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Jenny Brown
Pilch 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Helen
Jeno 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Helen Gibson 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Richard
Lev 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
bullwinkle 05/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Kim
kthudson 05/Sep/10 2nd RP

Struggled to get off the ground and it hurt!!!

with Tim Higgins
Fran S8 04/Sep/10 Lead
geddicakes 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Katya 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Ben Burns
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Sep/10 2nd
Pythonist 01/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Start's hardest bit, but generally don't try to jam this one!

mark20 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
inuklm 28/Aug/10 -
catblack 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Skippy
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
reubensampson 15/Aug/10 2nd
with Phil Buckle
Pero 15/Aug/10 Lead
JamieSparkes 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
llamaglama 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Jam
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
brices 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Gareth Bowen 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S

My first VS, was a great experience.

with Tom Moores
hazeysunshine 25/Jul/10 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Tala M 24/Jul/10 2nd
Ali H 24/Jul/10 2nd
with Dave WXM
LakesWinter 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S


Cake 19/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Very fun

with Phil B, Matt
Oliver Houston 11/Jul/10 2nd rpt
BennoC 10/Jul/10 2nd
with Barry D
Stuart Wildman 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead
Ketu 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Pete H
arunthomas 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 22/May/10 Solo O/S
cheeky 22/May/10 Lead O/S
mark4344 22/May/10 2nd

tough for grade, but great route and good gear.

with andreas and matt, Andreas, Matt Payne, Nick Coles
kitkat78 18/May/10 Lead β

Decided to do this to break back into VS after a light couple of years. Great climb - it keeps on coming. Surprised myself by thoroughly enjoying it.

with Phil R, Graham P
hellboundblr 13/May/10 Lead
Pete Nugent 13/May/10 2nd dnf
with Bryan R
katherinesydney 08/May/10 2nd rpt

my introduction to gritstone! fell off near the bottom but got it the second time

with gary burgess
smudge 05/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd O/S
Mike Soulby 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Sam
crag_hopper_Jay 24/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
whiting.jp 17/Apr/10 2nd
with jamesca
Anthony Dixon 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 09/Apr/10 2nd
with Matt Tomlinson
psychomansam ?/Apr/10 Lead

Hard. More large cams and better technique would've helped; offwidth = pain

tom.e 25/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Malcolm
Mutl3y 21/Mar/10 Lead dnf

fell quite a way out of the awkward bit...

with Clog
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
manwithacam 21/Mar/10 Lead

A classic

with Sarah
metal arms 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
david morse 31/Jan/10 Lead O/S
with Emily B
Em66 31/Jan/10 2nd O/S
with Morse
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
alisonsmigova 06/Dec/09 2nd rpt

Nice climb.... layback start.

Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 28/Oct/09 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 28/Oct/09 2nd
BeccaSnowden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Andy
thomasadixon 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with andy
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd
SGD 04/Oct/09 2nd

Pointed Dale at this one and he loved it.

with Dale
Dale ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Good fun practicing my jamming

with stu
Lumbering Oaf 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

A rewarding climb :D

petegruf 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with mark l
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd dog
john.gaffney 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Awkward yet suprisingly rewarding!

with Ed Arnett
Dom Whillans 20/Sep/09 -
with a.crook
clukins 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Rushed up before we had to go and get the train.

A Crook 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Oceanic 12/Sep/09 -
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo
Barry D 18/Aug/09 Lead
with Rich J & Rachel
Nicos 18/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Mr. K 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Fantastic route. Didn't find the start that difficult at all, the crux for me was getting established in the second offwith crack.

Joking 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Mr. K
Stone_donkey 02/Aug/09 2nd dog
with George
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
theo.mooney ?/Jul/09 2nd
with Mary Moloney
andyebbens 22/Jun/09 Lead
with Paul
AngelaC 16/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
fatbuoybazza 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with phil
Philsy 13/Jun/09 2nd
with Baz
mel holmes 12/Jun/09 Lead
with Tony Reed
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead O/S
sgl0jd 08/Jun/09 2nd
with Lizzie
Ben Sidsaph 25/May/09 2nd O/S
with Guy Buckingham
timreynolds 25/May/09 Lead O/S
Nibs 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with JLS and Gavin
JLS 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Gavin R. & Mike B.
munkey 10/May/09 TR β
with melmyo
melmyo 10/May/09 TR
with Markbot
Oliver Houston ?/May/09 Lead
Joris.Roulleau 25/Apr/09 2nd
with Nick Hirst
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
morrisdaboss 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Cecile
popebenedictus 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
CharlotteJelleyman 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Steve Franklin
adrianscott 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S


HansUDes 21/Mar/09 TR O/S

VS 5a, Route 28, p109

bigbobbyking 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Brain Snelling
Hidden 21/Feb/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
paul birch ??/2009 -
greatowl ??/2009 -
chrisallan ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S

Very tough start, climb felt HVS to me.

Hidden 22/Nov/08 2nd rpt
SGD 16/Nov/08 Lead

this felt hard, more 5a than 4c but I guess thats reach for you

with Jonathan
peteJ23 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 09/Oct/08 Lead O/S
climbing_wiggy ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S

My 1st VS lead

with George, JC
Hidden 27/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Al Franks 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
cy 26/Sep/08 2nd
with Al
Alasdair88 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd rpt
Shauna 20/Aug/08 Lead rpt

I fell off the start first time round, then did it clean second go.

Simon Holden (LCandCC) 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Murray
Hidden 17/Aug/08 Solo
Andysomething 13/Aug/08 2nd O/S

Very pleased that Mark led this one

with Mark Binney
Fat Tim 13/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Howard Macdougal
victim of mathematics 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Definitely worth 5a for the start. Excellent, sustained climbing above with plenty to think about, but always a hidden hold or two where you need it.

with Annelies
CJE 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Chloe Whittall
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/08 Lead
jl 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Penny
pennyb 30/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Jon
pog100 20/Jun/08 2nd
Reaver2k 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S

First route of the day! Tricky for VS but I've only led one HVS in the past so who am I do say?! Bit of a struggle all the way up but felt in control all the way up, at no point was I going to fall off and most of the way up it was safe as houses anyway! Actually found the upper off-hand crack the hardest bit to enter. Started off by jamming left hand, and laying back and reaching up and laybacking/jamming the first bit until I walked my left foot onto the foothold on the left, rebalance myself and step up onto the ledge. Placed two cams high at full stretch which looked bomber and grabbed the high hold on the right and stepped up and over into the niche and grabbed the back of the chockstone. Took a few attempts to work out how to get into the top crack, eventually afte a few attempts I stepped up and over with my left hand behind the chockstone, and leaned to the right gastoning with my right hand and stepped up, then a high cupped hand jam and your in, couple more cupped hand jams and your at the top, step out left on the slab and mantleshelf reaching high onto the break and sort yourself out. Brilliant, deffonately worth its 3 star status!

LankyPaddy 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/08 2nd O/S
markbenton 10/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 24/May/08 Lead O/S
tom.e 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hammy 06/May/08 TR
DannyK 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with pep
danm ?/Apr/08 Lead
with Sion
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
riven 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Greg
Hidden 15/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Twisty 15/Feb/08 Lead rpt

Awkward- slipped twice- but caught myself- really rubbish effort!

with Andy Winters, John Kearns
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd β
IanJackson ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
shark 06/Jan/08 Solo dnf
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
craig d ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Phill Mitch ??/2008 Lead O/S
with dave
bullybones ??/2008 -
Sidekick ??/2008 Lead O/S
petellis 04/Nov/07 Lead
fizzy_elephant 02/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Fletcher
NHensman 02/Nov/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/07 2nd
Ian Broome 21/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
tonymw 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Bailey
sparkass ?/Oct/07 Solo O/S
jimdanson 27/Sep/07 Lead
with Martin Ibbotson and Dan Middleton
Dave Lacey 22/Sep/07 2nd
with Daniel Justice
tlr 07/Sep/07 Lead
with Pom
nai 07/Sep/07 2nd
with Tim
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Ing 29/Jul/07 2nd
with Steve
gazfellows 28/Jul/07 Lead
rachelwheatcroft 07/Jul/07 2nd

Cheated a bit, needed foot stand to get onto first bit.

with Marvino and Jamie
v.jester ?/Jul/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Twisty 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Good route! One to lead

with Graeme Hammond
Phil1967 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Swampy's wedding morning

with Trev Tatler
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
mje1398 20/May/07 2nd O/S
with John M
Jim Vach 20/May/07 Solo O/S

had a bit of a struggle on the final wide crack, but it did the right thing and spat me out at the top...

Steve Waters, Mynydd 15/May/07 Lead O/S
with Derek Peterson
Hidden ?/May/07 Lead O/S
max_chan 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Lou
robman 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 28/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Caralynh 28/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Neil Adams 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Andy N
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Feb/07 2nd O/S
wahniel 15/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Stewart McConnell
wahniel 15/Jan/07 Lead O/S
with Stewart McConnell
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
cat22 ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Mike
ChrisBrooke 07/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd
liz77 17/Sep/06 Lead
with HRC
adam carless 09/Sep/06 2nd rpt

Cracking route, proper gritstone techniques required.

with Rosie's mate David
stuart100 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Ian Brown
baldcoder 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/06 AltLd
220bpm 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Hard start, straightforward thereafter.

with Dave
gmatthew 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Sankey 15/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Andy E
PenJD 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smitton
Mowglee 22/Apr/06 2nd
with Arnaud
AJ007 09/Apr/06 Lead
dan gibson 09/Apr/06 2nd rpt
with AJ
Rob Davies ?/Apr/06 2nd
with Angus McLean, Phil Ashton
Hidden 26/Mar/06 Lead O/S
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Dave Morris
Tobias at Home 29/Oct/05 Lead rpt

Easy for grit climbers.

with SteveM
SteveM 29/Oct/05 2nd
with Tobs
darren1 16/Oct/05 -
Tim W 16/Oct/05 2nd
with Darren Miller, Janna Trevorrow
loonyclimber ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
richardr ?/Sep/05 -
catt 28/Aug/05 2nd O/S
with Severine
Hidden 13/Aug/05 Lead rpt
Si dH 11/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hopevalleypaul 09/Aug/05 Lead dnf
with Mike C
Hidden 09/Jul/05 Lead
Lizard ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Leon Skeldon
John Marsland 23/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/05 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
GPN ?/Nov/04 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
rob wmc 10/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Pete
Pete Nugent 04/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Phil McC
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Stig 28/Jun/04 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Mark Collins 22/May/04 Lead O/S
with Andy
Whealiebob 09/May/04 Lead
with Chris
Hidden 21/Dec/03 Lead
Hidden 07/Dec/03 Lead
Hidden 07/Dec/03 Lead O/S
Nicos 16/Nov/03 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
simon kimber ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith
shaun walby 27/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Phil West 27/Sep/03 2nd rpt
with Shaun Walby
Hidden 13/Sep/03 Lead
Blod 12/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Kevin N
Tim W 20/Jul/03 Lead
Phil West 11/Jul/03 Lead rpt
with Shaun Walby
tobydunford 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Sarah Wysling
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Different Steve ?/Jun/03 Lead rpt
with Pete Krug
kp64zl ?/Jun/03 2nd
mel holmes 18/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/03 Lead
SteveM 23/Mar/03 Lead
with Monica
Darragh ?/Mar/03 -
with Rob
DerwentDiluted 12/Sep/02 Lead
with A. Murray
Dave Mason ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Hidden 26/Jul/02 Lead O/S
lithos ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with julie
Mark Riley ?/May/02 Lead O/S
shoulders 13/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Alastair Hudson 13/Oct/01 Lead O/S
with Clare Young
Hidden 05/Aug/01 2nd
GrahamHP ?/Jul/01 Lead
kp64zl ?/Jun/01 Lead
with Simon M
Hidden 13/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/01 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 05/May/01 2nd O/S
with Chris
Roget ?/Feb/01 Lead O/S
Jim Brooke ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Rich
Paul Boardman 20/Oct/00 -
Rich Malcolm 30/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Craig Campbell
Howard J 18/Jul/00 2nd
with Rob Dixon
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Apr/00 Solo O/S
cornishben ?/Jan/00 Lead O/S
with Andy Connor
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
dan gibson ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/99 2nd rpt
ajc 12/Jun/99 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 28/Mar/99 Lead
Coel Hellier ??/1999 Lead
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Hidden 06/Aug/98 2nd
atch ?/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden ?/May/98 -
goi.ashmore 07/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
mikej 28/Oct/97 Lead
with R
CrashMat Rob 20/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Kerr
Hidden 05/Sep/97 Lead
Ropeboy 03/Aug/97 Lead
Dave Mountford ?/Jul/97 Lead
with Damon Heath
Different Steve 12/Apr/97 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/97 Lead O/S
bigphil ??/1997 2nd
with Calum
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/96 Lead

I suppose something has to be the hardest VS on the crag... But there are plenty of Stanage HVS routes easier than this!

with Alan Nuttall
cem 17/Aug/96 2nd
with Mike Clark, Robin
iskra2000 18/May/96 Lead
with Adrian Heather
Hidden ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/95 Lead
Hidden 30/Oct/95 Lead
Trobbo 03/Sep/95 Lead
with john blower
Scott McRae 05/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Big Chris
Raggar 02/Aug/95 Lead
John Southworth ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
colin milton 10/May/95 2nd
with eric milton
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
big ??/1995 Lead
with stonemaster
Hidden 24/Sep/94 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/94 Lead dnf
Chris Ellis 14/Aug/94 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
mikedelderfield 01/May/94 2nd O/S
Phil West ??/1994 2nd O/S
with Steve Wild
Gordon Stainforth 21/Aug/93 Lead
with Malcolm Macpherson
Hidden 14/Aug/93 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 01/Aug/93 Lead rpt
with Rosy Wright
Adrian Daniels 20/Jun/93 Lead
with Steve Webster
John Marsland 13/Mar/93 Lead
with Gill Peacegood
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
Hidden 12/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/92 2nd
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
malc 14/Jul/91 Lead
Colin Matheson ?/Jul/91 2nd
with Dave Gugan
leathers 21/May/91 2nd O/S
with Ron Caves
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 -
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
pasbury ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/Aug/89 2nd
Andy Say 02/Jul/89 Solo
Nigel Bond 14/May/89 Lead
with Chris
Hidden 06/Mar/89 Solo
Iain Thow 18/May/88 2nd
with Simon Lee
stp 28/Mar/88 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Pete Pozman 03/Sep/86 2nd
with Mark Gray
steve prior ?/Apr/86 Lead
with Chris S
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/84 2nd
Hidden 19/May/84 2nd
mark-abz 16/Sep/82 2nd
with Andy W
tapley 03/Oct/81 -
with Chris Seymour
Rob Davies 17/Apr/81 Lead

A bit of a struggle

Mark Kemball 21/Dec/80 Lead
with George Mumford
Hidden ?/Nov/80 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
Chris Ellis 16/Apr/79 2nd
with Roy Hobson
babymoac ?/Nov/78 Lead
with SWH
RichardMc 16/Jul/77 Lead
with Harry Woodbridge
Dave Musgrove 24/Apr/77 Lead
with Jim Worthington
Pedro50 11/Apr/77 Lead
with Robin Miller
Chris Terrey ??/1977 Lead
with Ken Taylor
Nigel Bond 18/Jun/76 Lead
with Al Churcher, Andy Brown
Hidden 25/Sep/73 Lead
greenbuoy 06/Nov/71 Lead
with Bob Lister
mikej 01/May/71 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Gordon Stainforth 05/Jul/70 2nd
with John Stainforth
mikej 28/Aug/67 Lead
with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
Hidden 15/May/65 Lead O/S
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