Fern Crack*** VS 4c
[doing a layback and taking out a cam, 3 kb]16m. The long crack; the major feature of the buttress proves to be an awkward customer. 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. Quite high in the grade, but despite what other guides say, it has never been HVS! © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: 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.

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Lead to first ledge, then retreated. Tom was helped up to first ledge, then finished the climb.
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - AltLd - 02/Nov/14 with Amelia Coggon, Tomasz Smith

Hidden - TR - 02/Nov/14

wolverine - AltLd - 01/Nov/14 with Mike Lea

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/14 with Carla

Palmer - Lead - 12/Oct/14 with Andrew Mackie

sopaz - 2nd - 12/Oct/14

Some awkward but great moves on this - good fun!
Gudge - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14 with Steve Collings

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/14

peterhubbard - Lead - 27/Sep/14 with Conrad

williap - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Juilette

Nick1812P - 2nd rpt - 13/Sep/14 with Calum harvey

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Sep/14

100 IAD No. 44
sparkass - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/14

would have been fern groove if the doctor had got up it. too greasy for that
Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14 with The Doctor

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - 2nd - 31/Aug/14 with georgenvk

HVS 5a lol
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Boy - Solo - 19/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14

Maciekman - Sent dnf - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/14

Tried to jam start but that was desperate. Layback was much easier!
oldvicar - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/14

james Campbell - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 28/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/14

Nice sustained climb. Low end hvs
rurp - Lead O/S - 20/May/14 with bill farmer

john_ni - Lead rpt - 20/May/14 with Mick Sissons (PCC)

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/14

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with simon fairman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/14

Steeve - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

radioshed - 2nd - 18/Apr/14 with dave s

dint expect to have an epic 6 foot off deck!!!
dr_botnik - Lead - 10/Apr/14 with Phil Taylor

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/14

tomB - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Juliette

snapperdan - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

soph - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Andy Reeve

Hardcore Pat - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14 with Dr Julie

dturton - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Dan Arkle - 2014

mileshill540 - Lead - 2014

Stu backed off, so climbed with his gear till about 3m from the top.
Jackwd - Lead β - 17/Dec/13 with Stuart Webster

ecromwell - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Oct/13

john_ni - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/13 with David Fisher (PCC)

Sustained but enjoyable.
stokienomad - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/13 with Chris Kent

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

mrdigitaljedi - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with stokienomad

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/13

End of long day. Climb 30 so used Marcs back to start the crack
thrutch - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with Marc

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Sep/13

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
hlegge - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with Kyle Wilson, Dan Gyi, Will Goldsmith

sgl - Lead - 07/Sep/13 with Susie

Bisset - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Vera

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/13

tomthecoolperson - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/13

Martin Bagshaw - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Jeremy, Piers Harley

Piers Harley - 2nd - 21/Jul/13 with Martin Bagshaw, Jeremy Windsor

joemallia - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Mark Sinclair

andy.smythe - 2nd - 21/Jun/13

Very thrutchy for VS
hlegge - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Dan Gyi

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13

Hard at the grade, even as a second. Big cams required for top crack. Can't wait to lead it now.
scott mayled - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with zoomer

Bailed out at two thirds height as i ran out of any big gear. Great route but a full on crocodile wrestling session.
Zoomer - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/13 with Scotty Mayled

DaveInPortwood - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Callum

mikealexpayne - 2nd - 31/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/13

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Hal Roberts

torsok - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Jess

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with Max Pendleton

jwhereat - Lead dnf - 06/May/13

a13x - Lead O/S - 04/May/13

Awkward. Nice line though.
cmoxon - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Kayla Barnes

Phew! This seemed like hard work at the end of the day ...
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Yorkshire Sam

John Nuttall - Lead - 01/May/13 with Coel

Guy Wilson - 26/Apr/13 with Plum, Gavin Moy

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/13

matthomas79 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Kirill - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13 with David Gruber, David Sim

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.
Ramblin dave - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with David Gruber, Kiril

Serious wind. Felt harder
Clemmo - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Tom Davies

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/13

gripped all the way pretty much... good climb
RichyBOYY - Lead - 03/Mar/13 with Rob Caesar

danJBA - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with James Hoar

Kayan - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Dan Abbatt

Hidden - 2013

Chris Hind - Lead O/S - 2013 with DAN

greglad - 2013

Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 20/Oct/12 with Mark Anstiss

GrantB - 2nd - 20/Oct/12 with Mike, Chuck Norris

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Hilary CC

g1m147 - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with Mick.

Cool route. By far the hardest thing I did that day. Must get better at wide cracks.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Colin Angus

Felt much easier than last time.
victim of mathematics - 2nd rpt - 09/Oct/12 with James Oswald

dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/12 with Joe, Graham

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

Laurence Cowton - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Vince

RCrockford - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Andy C

Diggler - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with stemill

stemill - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

Jones_d - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Roman, Jon Harrison

bullwinkle - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Bart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

HarryB - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Becky

Becky H - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Harry Bloxham

Tdavy01 - 2nd - 08/Sep/12

Rickrick - 08/Sep/12

felt far and away the hardest of the day. only one that came vaguely close was wall buttress
Alex@home - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/12 with Tony Moody

Montecore - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Joris Roulleau

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Richard Hemes

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/12

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Tor Nockles, Cameron

Nice climb!
cameron_hall - 2nd β - 01/Sep/12 with Tor Nockles, Will Benfold

Brown - Solo - Sep/12 with Solo

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 20/Aug/12

DaveFidler - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/12

roberto18 - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Tom Nickols

hotfeet - Lead - 25/Jul/12 with Austen Moulding

hamishjoe - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/12

max_chan - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Steve Carty

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12

Ben Wolstenholme - Jul/12

Climbed on preplaced gear after partners ascent.
deacondeacon - Lead - 18/Jun/12

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with deacon, duncan, ed morris

Attacked by Midgies!
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with John Dolden, Tom Dolden

very nice
Tom Doldon - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with sam simpson 48

Vincej - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with steve read

Oceanic - 01/Jun/12

Contender for one of my favorite ever routes, sheer class and VS 5a every day of the week!
Steve Perry - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Katie Long

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12

Katie Long - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Steve Perry

phardman - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Bill McKee

The best VS at Stanage?
Kirill - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

r@bag - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with John Sergeant

Guy Wilson - 30/Mar/12 with Rick Cotgreave

mikej - 2nd - 27/Mar/12 with Rick Naylor

stuaart - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12

chris_B - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Staurt Reeves

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Chris Ince, Paul Moore

nameless_rob - 2nd - 21/Mar/12 with Graham

HBredin - Lead - Mar/12 with James Dexter

Palindrome - 2nd - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Little Tom

sgl0jd - 2012

adie84 - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Vincej - 2nd - 2012 with Nevil

no-e1 - Lead - Dec/11 with robcaesar

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Mark R

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Duncan MacNeil

bemdl - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/11

Couldn't get off the ground, will try again with a motivating partner
sarah hawker - TR dnf - 29/Sep/11 with Shunt

Jonny Nick - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11

cragtyke - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with gareth h

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Matt_L_Robinson - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/11

Richard P Coates - 2nd dog - 03/Sep/11 with ianjfsutcliffe

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Coatesy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Si

No walk over
ojp - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Dave

alias dave - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Aidrien Peckit, Dan Allen

tgeh - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with dan geh

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Thomas Geh

rich_hw - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/11 with MartinWilliams87

Bry - 2nd β - 13/Aug/11 with Sarah Harrison

Jay C - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Sam W

samwillo - 2nd - 01/Aug/11 with Jay

mountaingoatgirl - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Nick Bean

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Jo

Alison2 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with matthew154

robman - 2nd - 31/May/11

lovely, really must get round to leading this again
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 10/May/11 with james pcc, Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/11

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...
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Jess

Will_Maxwell - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Rafael Pena

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.
mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Jez Thornley

pog100 - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Dave Smith, Cath Walton

JRae - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Molly G

matthewjames - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11 with Alan Saul

Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11

al123 - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/11

philboy - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/11 with bisanth

Jonni - Lead - 29/Mar/11

good test of jamming techniques
r_o_b_h2 - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with steve tree

Superb, varied climbing with a touch of puzzle!
jack89 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with teague

Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Rachel Stater

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Mark Sheridan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Had seconded it previously.
cem - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Pete Horn

Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Jon Thompson

jon thompson27 - AltLd - 12/Mar/11 with Alex Thompson

Total classic
highlux - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Chris Ellis

Chris Ellis - 2nd rpt - 05/Mar/11 with Mark Watson

Brannock - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11

JG - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011

Bob Windsor - 2011 with Harry Salisbury

PAJames - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

fifth - 2011

outtathaway - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with jim

howifeel - 13/Nov/10 with marc, James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

tlmarjot - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Ben Lea

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

Batt - 2nd - 30/Oct/10 with James Hoyes

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd rpt - 30/Oct/10 with James Hoyes, Rach Batt

fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 30/Oct/10 with liv_the_div

Placed a handy hex near the start!
Hoyes - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Matt B, Rachel B

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
glennofsheff - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

muzz44 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

BeccaSnowden - Lead RP - 02/Oct/10 with Lisaaargh

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10

Birdo - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Jenny Brown

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Helen

Jeno - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Matt Bird

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Richard

Lev - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

bullwinkle - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/10 with Kim

Struggled to get off the ground and it hurt!!!
kthudson - 2nd RP - 05/Sep/10 with Tim Higgins

Fran S8 - Lead - 04/Sep/10

geddicakes - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Katya - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Ben Burns

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Paul Latham

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/10

Start's hardest bit, but generally don't try to jam this one!
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Mark Rankine

mark20 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10

inuklm - 28/Aug/10 with Jonny Bull

catblack - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10 with Skippy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

reubensampson - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Phil Buckle

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Liam Ingram, Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Jam

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

brices - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

My first VS, was a great experience.
Gareth Bowen - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Tom Moores

hazeysunshine - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

Tala M - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Simon Palmer

Ali H - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Dave WXM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10

Very fun
Cake - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/10 with Phil B, Matt

Oliver Houston - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/10

BennoC - 2nd - 10/Jul/10 with Barry D

Stuart Wildman - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Neil

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/10

Ketu - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Pete H

arunthomas - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Rob

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/May/10

cheeky - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Mark Philipson

tough for grade, but great route and good gear.
mark4344 - 2nd - 22/May/10 with andreas and matt, Andreas, Matt Payne, Nick Coles

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.
kitkat78 - Lead β - 18/May/10 with Phil R, Graham P

hellboundblr - Lead - 13/May/10 with Pete Nugent

Pete Nugent - 2nd dnf - 13/May/10 with Bryan R

my introduction to gritstone! fell off near the bottom but got it the second time
katherinesydney - 2nd rpt - 08/May/10 with gary burgess

smudge - Lead rpt - 05/May/10 with Will Kelsall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/10

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Sam

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

whiting.jp - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with jamesca

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd - 09/Apr/10 with Matt Tomlinson

Hard. More large cams and better technique would've helped; offwidth = pain
psychomansam - Lead - Apr/10

tom.e - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/10 with Malcolm

fell quite a way out of the awkward bit...
Mutl3y - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/10 with Clog

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

A classic
manwithacam - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with Sarah

metal arms - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

david morse - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Emily B

Em66 - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Morse

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Nice climb.... layback start.
alisonsmigova - 2nd rpt - 06/Dec/09

Hidden - Dec/09

Jam Fest!! - needs larger gear to be well protected.
Highball_Mike - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Phil Craske

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 28/Oct/09 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 28/Oct/09 with Mark Williams

BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Andy

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with andy

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/09

Pointed Dale at this one and he loved it.
SGD - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with Dale

Good fun practicing my jamming
Dale - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with stu

A rewarding climb :D
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with James Hoyes, Verity Payne

petegruf - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with mark l

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/09

Awkward yet suprisingly rewarding!
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Ed Arnett

Dom Whillans - 20/Sep/09 with a.crook

Rushed up before we had to go and get the train.
clukins - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Steve Holland

A Crook - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Dom Stockton

Oceanic - 12/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/09

Barry D - Lead - 18/Aug/09 with Rich J & Rachel

Nicos - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/09 with james tunbull

Fantastic route. Didn't find the start that difficult at all, the crux for me was getting established in the second offwith crack.
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Joanna Kinghorn

Joking - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Mr. K

Stone_donkey - 2nd dog - 02/Aug/09 with George

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

theo.mooney - 2nd - Jul/09 with Mary Moloney

andyebbens - Lead - 22/Jun/09 with Paul

AngelaC - 2nd - 16/Jun/09 with Dieter Cole

Mark Adams - 2nd - 14/Jun/09

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with phil

Philsy - 2nd - 13/Jun/09 with Baz

mel holmes - Lead - 12/Jun/09 with Tony Reed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09

sgl0jd - 2nd - 08/Jun/09 with Lizzie

Ben Sidsaph - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Guy Buckingham

timreynolds - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Steve Taylor

Nibs - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with JLS and Gavin

JLS - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Gavin R. & Mike B.

munkey - TR β - 10/May/09 with melmyo

melmyo - TR - 10/May/09 with Markbot

Oliver Houston - Lead - May/09

Joris.Roulleau - 2nd - 25/Apr/09 with Nick Hirst

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

morrisdaboss - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Cecile

popebenedictus - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Adrian Scott

CharlotteJelleyman - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Steve Franklin

awesome!!
adrianscott - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Ben Harding

VS 5a, Route 28, p109
HansUDes - TR O/S - 21/Mar/09

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Brain Snelling

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Feb/09

dave657 - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

greatowl - 2009

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/08

Very tough start, climb felt HVS to me.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Nov/08

this felt hard, more 5a than 4c but I guess thats reach for you
SGD - Lead - 16/Nov/08 with Jonathan

peteJ23 - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08 with Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/08

My 1st VS lead
climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with George, JC

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/08

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Claire

cy - 2nd - 26/Sep/08 with Al

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Claire

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Aug/08

I fell off the start first time round, then did it clean second go.
Shauna - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/08 with Nigel Patching

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Murray

Hidden - Solo - 17/Aug/08

Very pleased that Mark led this one
Andysomething - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/08 with Mark Binney

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08 with Howard Macdougal

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.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Annelies

CJE - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Chloe Whittall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/08

jl - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with Jon

pog100 - 2nd - 20/Jun/08 with Reaver2k

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!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Mike Saul (Dad)

LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/08

markbenton - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with ggawthrope

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

tom.e - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Andy Wigley

Hammy - TR - 06/May/08

DannyK - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with pep

danm - Lead - Apr/08 with Sion

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

riven - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Greg

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/08

Awkward- slipped twice- but caught myself- really rubbish effort!
Twisty - Lead rpt - 15/Feb/08 with Andy Winters, John Kearns

Hidden - 2nd β - 09/Feb/08

IanJackson - Solo O/S - Feb/08

shark - Solo dnf - 06/Jan/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Jim Walton - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

craig d - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2008 with dave

bullybones - 2008

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 2008

petellis - Lead - 04/Nov/07 with Alpha Blue

fizzy_elephant - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/07 with Nick Fletcher

NHensman - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/07

Ian Broome - Solo O/S - 21/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/07

tonymw - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Steve Bailey

sparkass - Solo O/S - Oct/07

jimdanson - Lead - 27/Sep/07 with Martin Ibbotson and Dan Middleton

Dave Lacey - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with Daniel Justice

tlr - Lead - 07/Sep/07 with Pom

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

Ing - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with Steve

gazfellows - Lead - 28/Jul/07

Cheated a bit, needed foot stand to get onto first bit.
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 07/Jul/07 with Marvino and Jamie

v.jester - Solo - Jul/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Alex Twist

Good route! One to lead
Twisty - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Graeme Hammond

Swampy's wedding morning
Phil1967 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Trev Tatler

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/07

mje1398 - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with John M

had a bit of a struggle on the final wide crack, but it did the right thing and spat me out at the top...
Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 20/May/07

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 15/May/07 with Derek Peterson

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

max_chan - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Lou

robman - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Tim

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/07

Caralynh - 2nd - 28/Mar/07 with Nick Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Andy N

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Iain Mount

wahniel - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/07 with Stewart McConnell

wahniel - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/07 with Stewart McConnell

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

pauldr - 2007

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Mike

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/06

liz77 - Lead - 17/Sep/06 with HRC

Cracking route, proper gritstone techniques required.
adam carless - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/06 with Rosie's mate David

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Ian Brown

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Little Old Lady

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/06

ChrisJD - 2nd - 23/Jul/06 with rc

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/06

Hard start, straightforward thereafter.
220bpm - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06 with Dave

gmatthew - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/06

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Andy E

PenJD - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Ruth Smitton

Mowglee - 2nd - 22/Apr/06 with Arnaud

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/06

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/06 with AJ

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/06

ArnaudG - 2006

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2006 with Dave Morris

Easy for grit climbers.
Tobias at Home - Lead rpt - 29/Oct/05 with SteveM

SteveM - 2nd - 29/Oct/05 with Tobs

darren1 - 16/Oct/05

Tim W - 2nd - 16/Oct/05 with Darren Miller, Janna Trevorrow

loonyclimber - Lead O/S - Sep/05

richardr - Sep/05

catt - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/05 with Severine

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/05

Si dH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/05 with Neil Furniss

Hopevalleypaul - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/05 with Mike C

JohnHutch - Lead - 09/Jul/05 with L

Lizard - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Leon Skeldon

John Marsland - 2nd - 23/Apr/05 with Arnaud Garcon

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Mar/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2005

GPN - Lead - Nov/04 with Paul James

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Oct/04

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/04 with Pete

Pete Nugent - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/04 with Phil McC

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Stig - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/04 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 22/May/04 with Andy

Whealiebob - Lead - 09/May/04 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 21/Dec/03

Hidden - Lead - 07/Dec/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/03

Nicos - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/03 with mark richardson

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Phil West

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/03 with Shaun Walby

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/03

Tim W - Lead - 20/Jul/03

Phil West - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/03 with Shaun Walby

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/03 with Sarah Wysling

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/03

Different Steve - Lead rpt - Jun/03 with Pete Krug

kp64zl - 2nd - Jun/03

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/03

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/03

SteveM - Lead - 23/Mar/03 with Monica

Darragh - Mar/03 with Rob

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 12/Sep/02 with A. Murray

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Trev Tatler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/02

lithos - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with julie

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - May/02

shoulders - Lead - 13/Apr/02

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/01

GrahamHP - Lead - Jul/01

kp64zl - Lead - Jun/01 with Simon M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/01

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 05/May/01 with Chris

Roget - Lead O/S - Feb/01

Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 2001 with Rich

Paul Boardman - 20/Oct/00

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/00 with Craig Campbell

Howard J - 2nd - 18/Jul/00 with Rob Dixon

cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/00 with Andy Connor

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000

dan gibson - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/99

ajc - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/99

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 28/Mar/99

Coel Hellier - Lead - 1999

Simon Pearce - 1999

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/98

atch - Lead - Aug/98

Hidden - May/98

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/98 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

mikej - Lead - 28/Oct/97 with R

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/97 with Paul Kerr

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/97

Ropeboy - Lead - 03/Aug/97

Dave Mountford - Lead - Jul/97 with Damon Heath

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/97 with Martin Hore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/97

bigphil - 2nd - 1997 with Calum

I suppose something has to be the hardest VS on the crag... But there are plenty of Stanage HVS routes easier than this!
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/96 with Alan Nuttall

cem - 2nd - 17/Aug/96 with Mike Clark, Robin

iskra2000 - Lead - 18/May/96 with Adrian Heather

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

ChrisJD - Lead - 05/Nov/95 with rc

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/95

Trobbo - Lead - 03/Sep/95 with john blower

Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/95 with Big Chris

Raggar - Lead - 02/Aug/95

John Southworth - Solo O/S - Jul/95

colin milton - 2nd - 10/May/95 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead - 1995

big - Lead - 1995 with stonemaster

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/94

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/94 with Rachel Nicolson

mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 01/May/94 with Steven Delderfield

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 1994 with Steve Wild

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 21/Aug/93 with Malcolm Macpherson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/93

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 20/Jun/93 with Steve Webster

John Marsland - Lead - 13/Mar/93 with Gill Peacegood

IanD353 - Lead O/S - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/92

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 1992

malc - Lead - 14/Jul/91

Colin Matheson - 2nd - Jul/91 with Dave Gugan

leathers - 2nd O/S - 21/May/91 with Ron Caves

NeilGriffiths - 1991

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/89

Andy Say - Solo - 02/Jul/89

Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/May/89 with Chris

Hidden - Solo - 06/Mar/89

Led 1/8/93
Iain Thow - 2nd - 18/May/88 with Simon Lee

stp - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/88

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Pete Pozman - 2nd - 03/Sep/86 with Mark Gray

steve prior - Lead - Apr/86 with Chris S

Hidden - Lead - 1985

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/84

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/84

mark-abz - 2nd - 16/Sep/82 with Andy W

tapley - 03/Oct/81 with Chris Seymour

Mark Kemball - Lead - 21/Dec/80 with George Mumford

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/80

Chris Craggs - Solo - 1980

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 16/Apr/79 with Roy Hobson

babymoac - Lead - Nov/78 with SWH

RichardMc - Lead - 16/Jul/77 with Harry Woodbridge

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 24/Apr/77 with Jim Worthington

Pedro50 - Lead - 11/Apr/77 with Robin Miller

Nigel Bond - Lead - 18/Jun/76 with Al Churcher, Andy Brown

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/73

greenbuoy - Lead - 06/Nov/71 with Bob Lister

mikej - Lead - 01/May/71 with Stewart Grant

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 05/Jul/70 with John Stainforth

mikej - Lead - 28/Aug/67 with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/65

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Voting
Total votes cast 424
hard HVS0 of 149
HVS2 of 149
easy HVS11 of 149
hard VS96 of 149
VS40 of 149
easy VS0 of 149
hard HS0 of 149
HS0 of 149
easy HS0 of 149
hard 5a0 of 145
5a2 of 145
easy 5a78 of 145
hard 4c33 of 145
4c32 of 145
easy 4c0 of 145
hard 4b0 of 145
4b0 of 145
easy 4b0 of 145
3 Stars90 of 130
2 Stars34 of 130
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