Rockfax Description
An excellent and exciting route crossing the wide smooth wall - not a place for wobblers. From a grassy ledge, climb the steep slab just left of the corner to the start of a narrow ledge system. A delicate foot-traverse leads out left until better holds can be followed directly to the top. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Clarke early 1960s 1962

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, ULMC Classics, Mark's summer ticklist 2015.

Nick1812P 25/Oct 2nd rpt
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct Lead
Hidden 25/Oct Lead O/S
Wizzy 09/Oct Solo O/S
DBoothroyd 08/Oct Solo O/S

Somewhat scrotum shrivelling for VS

mike8331 04/Oct Lead
PanzerHanzler 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Lynn R
Martin Bagshaw 03/Oct Lead O/S
with Martin Wei▀mann, Tom Hudson
chrismadar 02/Oct Lead O/S

Was pretty bold but was good fun. Was allot of fun.

with Daniela Maria
Circus 26/Sep Lead O/S
with Seren
jon_gill1 26/Sep 2nd O/S
with Louise Kennedy
Sam Simpson 22/Sep Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
libby.southgate 19/Sep 2nd
Col Kingshott 05/Sep Lead O/S
martinbettridge06 05/Sep 2nd
Ian Saxton 05/Sep Lead
with martin
Hidden ?/Sep 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 18/Aug Solo O/S

Meant to do this for ages and never got round to it. Would definitely be bold on the lead, particularly without small cams. So easy technically for VS.

Hidden 16/Aug Lead O/S
legbitme 15/Aug Lead O/S

truly lovely route !!

with Keith Hague
Hidden 09/Aug AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug 2nd O/S
MattF24 08/Aug 2nd
CaelanB 05/Aug Solo rpt

for the photo's :)

CaelanB 03/Aug Solo O/S

fantastic route. some of the best exposure on grit

gpcomps 02/Aug Lead O/S

Felt quite exposed on the traverse but technically not that tricky

with Andrew
Hidden ?/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd
Hidden 18/Jul 2nd rpt
bullwinkle 18/Jul Lead rpt
with Bart
callumbtaylor 14/Jul Lead O/S
Katie Proctor 14/Jul Lead O/S
GainzULMC 14/Jul 2nd

Awesome route! Want to Solo it next time!

FlavioL1989 12/Jul Lead O/S
Jamie Everitt 12/Jul 2nd O/S
Ian Clare ?/Jul Lead
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun Lead O/S

11 Exciting!

with Paul Deane
MYox 07/Jun Lead O/S
with Jon
jonhowson 07/Jun 2nd O/S

Super easy but bold for the leader.

with Mark
Stroppy 06/Jun Solo rpt

Much scarier in high winds!!!!

amccann 03/Jun Solo O/S
babymoac 31/May Lead
with adam
Hidden 28/May Lead
RKirke 25/May Solo O/S
Mongoose 25/May Lead O/S
with Paul
ChrisBrooke 23/May 2nd
with Duncan Bell
Dan Hostford 23/May Solo O/S
soph 21/May Solo rpt
KeenClimber 21/May Lead O/S
morganator 21/May Solo O/S
Albachoss 16/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May Lead rpt
Chris M 10/May AltLd
matt1024 02/May Lead O/S
Butler! ?/May 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr Lead O/S
lovin it 23/Apr 2nd O/S

Hmmm! I note the debates as to which traverse line should be used. The leader thought the higher level (sloppy ledge for feet fitted the route name) BUT this provided a wide break for hand traverse/hand jams and masses of gear contrary to the route description. I argued that the lower narrow flat ledge looked more like the description as there would be less gear AND hands would be on sloping ledge - which would mean making careful "fairy" steps. Anyone else any ideas??

Tim Harper 21/Apr Lead O/S
Nick_Merriman 21/Apr 2nd O/S
soph 17/Apr Solo rpt
morganator 17/Apr Solo
cookie-doo 09/Apr 2nd O/S
BDC 09/Apr Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 21/Mar 2nd
Tom Redmond 14/Mar Lead O/S
with alice butler
Stroppy 21/Feb Solo O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
jcw ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
LakesWinter 02/Nov/14 2nd
with gustav
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd
admackie 12/Oct/14 Lead
Darron 12/Oct/14 -
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Lead
Olli-C 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Barry Vardy
Hidden 04/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 03/Oct/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Oct/14 Solo rpt
Bron H 28/Sep/14 Solo O/S
GuyVG 23/Sep/14 Solo rpt

Alone on the wall

with Malc Scott
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo rpt

100 IAD No. 53 - really enjoyed it this time.

RikGordon 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Niall_li 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
tom_lewis89 03/Aug/14 2nd
g1m147 27/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Solo rpt
MrBIond 23/Jun/14 Solo
WhipperSnapper 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Minty
bazilikiukas 11/Jun/14 2nd
alooker 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
mrteale 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
john max 26/May/14 2nd
with Julian Sorrell
a13x 03/May/14 Lead O/S
WillDoyle 03/May/14 Lead O/S
steveth 02/May/14 Lead
with Chris Cole
Hidden 02/May/14 2nd
gingerwolf 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Double Knee Bar 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Iain
David Stevens 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
radioshed 18/Apr/14 2nd
with dave s
Matt Marsh 15/Apr/14 2nd
with Aiden Gandy
mjeffery 04/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Steve
rurp 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Delightful after first green scramble, ground fall potential from last 4b move on traverse

with bill farmer
Brown 09/Mar/14 Solo
with Lilifa
DWebs 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Windy conditions made it a bit more bold than expected.

ash longreach ?/Mar/14 Lead
ash longreach ?/Mar/14 Lead
charlielow 16/Feb/14 2nd dog
Emily93Mobley 16/Feb/14 Lead dog
with Charlie
peaterpan 15/Feb/14 Lead β

Finished up to the left rather than the right

with james
AidanG ??/2014 Lead
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
ecromwell 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 07/Nov/13 2nd rpt
with Ken N
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 30/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Jackwd 30/Sep/13 2nd
Jules Lane 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Fun route requiring a calm approach. Micro-cams half way across seemed untrustworthy to me. Start and finish both had very nice moves.

with Mynydd Al
Rich Malcolm 29/Sep/13 Lead β
with Steve Pritchard, Darren Pallett
deejmonkey 21/Sep/13 Lead
with len, Damian
David Kay 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
schristophersmith 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
althesin 26/Aug/13 2nd O/S
ruthonbike 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Really cool!

with Josh
hazeysunshine 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Val P
robblowen 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
JoeWakefield 18/Aug/13 2nd
Pero 15/Aug/13 Lead
coffeepot 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with jelaby
Melanie Parkin 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Manchi Chung
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
dj_brigham05 27/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
ashtond6 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S

great fun

Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 09/Jun/13 Solo rpt
the power 06/Jun/13 Lead
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 06/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Phil T
cpt_crunch 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Jack93 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Jake Young 31/May/13 Solo O/S
with Callum
khalidq 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Goose4 26/May/13 Lead O/S
rocktigger 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Emma, Ben, Clare
alaster tonge 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
Pike 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Misread the guidebook as 4c not 4a. Even with rubbish holds the traverse is pretty straightforward. Two microwires about half way was all I found. Nothing special.

with Nathan
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 02/May/13 Lead O/S
DanChad 02/May/13 2nd O/S

Lots of exposure from the start. Great climb!

with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
jack01 30/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Cool route ,

with ben, lan
Guy Wilson 26/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Gavin Moy
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Lead
Palmer 20/Apr/13 Lead
rd20 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Claudina, Kirstie
sopaz 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Palmer
Binder 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S

On the higher ledge with better handholds.

with Hugh T
samt ??/2013 -
GuyVG 02/Dec/12 Solo rpt
with crew
rd20 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Hilary CC
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/12 2nd rpt
Steven Andrews 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Laurence Cowton 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Vince
tsl42 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Dino Dave 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Dad
bullwinkle 15/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Bart
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
HarryB 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Becky
Becky H 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Harry Bloxham
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Alan James - UKC and UKH 02/Sep/12 Lead
benny_m 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Richard Hemes
Sam James-Louwerse 02/Sep/12 2nd
charley 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with JackD, Ange, Kev
valentinesbabe 01/Sep/12 TR O/S

Lovely route on a toprope. Had to rescue Jack the last moves as he couldn't find any gear and wasn't happy with the holds as he'd managed to find the slimy damp ones!! All mine were dry and positive :-)

Jackwd 01/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Wasn't confident enough at the very end. Rubbish effort!

Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S

now I understand the name!

with Nick
Nick1812P 28/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 14/Aug/12 Lead
arandall 06/Aug/12 Solo O/S
rockaddict ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
DaveB61 29/Jul/12 2nd
roberto18 28/Jul/12 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Rob84 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Sam Loveday
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
sgl 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Rob
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Spongeclimber ?/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with adi bryant
Haydn Jones 18/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with deacon, duncan, ed morris
burto 10/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Mr Powly 10/Jun/12 Solo
1918hasti 04/Jun/12 Lead
with Paul Bradwell
Lukem6 29/May/12 2nd

bold and brave, thankfully easy going for the second... me!

Hidden 29/May/12 TR
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/12 2nd O/S
Rhythm24 03/May/12 Lead O/S

Easy, even in the wet

deacondeacon 15/Apr/12 Solo O/S
mattpw 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S

No 1 cam in at beginning of traverse then did the traverse with no gear then two cams at the end. my more experienced 2nd found two places where he could have put gear in the traverse!

with Damien K
mattshort 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 02/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Finally! (attention, beta ahead: There are 2 decent horizontal micronut placements half-way-ish across the traverse in one of the thin handholds (DMM size 1&2 equalised) which reduce the climg to HS)

with Dan
stephenhartley 01/Apr/12 Lead
with Laurence King
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd
will_benfold 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Mary
Harry Holmes 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Joanna
mes32 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Shame you have to look down whilst doing the traverse....!

chris_B 25/Mar/12 2nd
howlingbaboon 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Scott
louby 25/Mar/12 Lead
efrance24234 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
LuckyT0m 12/Mar/12 -
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/12 TR
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Mar/12 Solo O/S
J.Wells 01/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
GuyVG 15/Jan/12 Solo rpt

with Luke in tow, he got pretty scared.

with Tom Martin, Luke Jones
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Ed morris ??/2012 Solo O/S
fifth ??/2012 -
with Dave
PLM ??/2012 -
C May ??/2012 2nd
Wyrdwired ??/2012 2nd
rich_hw 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S
MartinWilliams87 25/Nov/11 2nd O/S
quiffhanger 20/Nov/11 Solo rpt
GuyVG 06/Nov/11 Solo rpt

dance of the sugar plum fairies

with chris tash rammo
Stuart Wildman 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
akhughes 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
odox 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Jack_Lewin 03/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with lewk_c
lewk_c 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Very, very, very windy top out!

Matt_L_Robinson 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 16/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Doug, W. Morgan
Douglas 16/Sep/11 2nd
with Will Morgan, Alex Winter
brew_guru 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable***

gaz_jones 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
tomthecoolperson ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ben 250
MPSBunny 29/Aug/11 Lead

Borrowed John's small cams in an attempt to protect this route, though not to much avail. Scary part is the finish!

Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/11 TR
Adam1973 14/Aug/11 Lead rpt
stewart murray 14/Aug/11 2nd
Bry 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Sarah Harrison
Katya 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Jay C 01/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Sam W
samwillo 01/Aug/11 Solo
with Jay
tomjagger 30/Jul/11 Solo
max_chan 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Trevor Wilson
Dan Lane 26/Jul/11 Solo O/S

cool, almost no holds but still not very hard!

with Jake Oughton
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Jo
davewsargent 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Took the higher line..

Hidden 15/Jun/11 Lead
geddicakes 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
liamoloughlin 11/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 -
Steve13 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 10/May/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/May/11 Lead
matt0759 03/May/11 Lead
with Dan Parker, Kevin Charleston
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd O/S
adamjeffs 01/May/11 2nd O/S
Duncan Campbell 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Ledge shuffling at its best...

with Jess
Jonathan Hall 27/Apr/11 2nd
with Will Ward
rustaldo 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
jon22 17/Apr/11 Lead
bennevis 16/Apr/11 2nd
with Jon
Luke90 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jacobjacob 09/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Tamati ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
SMc 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
clukins 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
cem 19/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Pete Horn
joe.91 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Easy, but scary!

Alex Thompson 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S
jon thompson27 12/Mar/11 AltLd
with Alex Thompson
alaan 26/Feb/11 Solo
Andy Peak 1 29/Jan/11 Lead
with kenney
thekendo 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
masonwoods101 ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
AielSavage ??/2011 Lead O/S
davebonner ??/2011 -
fifth ??/2011 -
MikeDowsett ??/2011 2nd
with John Harrison
disturbed_one51 06/Nov/10 Lead
with Joby Cole
Hidden 06/Nov/10 Solo rpt
tlmarjot 06/Nov/10 Solo O/S
with Chris Todd
Ed Booth 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
tim newton 11/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Ollie B 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with S.Bennett
mountaingoatgirl 29/Sep/10 Lead β
with Captian Lewis, Nick Bean
jaimer 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
gethin_allen 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
ben_250 03/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead
daviesp2 30/Aug/10 Lead
LakesWinter 30/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with gustav
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead
Gustav 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Owen, Matt G
Cake 30/Aug/10 2nd
with Jon, Matt
Hidden 25/Aug/10 -
holters 23/Aug/10 2nd
pebbles 22/Aug/10 2nd

guidos warm up

with fireman ian, guido
Steve J P 15/Aug/10 2nd
with BW
John Lewis 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Lost Tri Cam

with Richard
masa-alpin 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Nicely enjoyable route.

with Andy Rail
Bernie Wylde 15/Aug/10 Lead
with sp
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
colin milton 08/Aug/10 Lead
with little vic
Mr. K 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
nathanlee 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
nigel pearson 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Robin
Hidden 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
theotherpetehill 11/Jul/10 Lead

On Jacob's gear

jacobjacob 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
James Oakes 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Bill Lawrence 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
GuyVG 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S

a gem

edmitchell 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Tez29 31/May/10 Solo O/S
with Mousey
Spongeclimber 28/May/10 2nd O/S

very nice climb ,big swing if not protected by your leaders gear

adi bryant 28/May/10 Lead O/S

Jake likes traverses hee hee.

with Jake
rikbattye 25/May/10 Solo O/S
chrisbussell 25/May/10 Lead O/S
with Debbie Porter
Ketu 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Pete H
pabbage 20/May/10 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 16/May/10 Lead O/S
richyclimb 16/May/10 2nd

very good route but very scarey

mtempest 15/May/10 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 15/May/10 Lead
Hidden ?/May/10 2nd
Jack Loftus 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 28/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead
rob askew 11/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
crag_hopper_Jay 09/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
PeteH 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart
Blisco 21/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Didn't like the unprotected traverse and escaped up Fairy Steps Corner.

with Chris Townsend
Hidden 15/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Will_Maxwell 15/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Alex Erskine, Rafael Pena
david morse 08/Mar/10 Solo
Pown 30/Jan/10 Solo O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
crag_monster ??/2010 Lead
Simon_Letman ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Hidden 08/Nov/09 2nd
Steeve ?/Nov/09 Lead O/S
bridget143 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Duncan Frisch, Phil Ward
fuzzyfelthead 29/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S
catblack 16/Oct/09 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Cake
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead
will randall ?/Oct/09 2nd O/S

6m slung out no gear cheers sarah

with sarah
petegruf 26/Sep/09 2nd
with mark l
sparkass 13/Sep/09 Solo

V Diff and poor

Mattyk 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S

Steady... not that hard, i'm sure you can get some gear in.

with Jo, Ali K, Jamie Moss
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 22/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/09 -
djones66 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Utterly delightful, though it would be a shame to slip before you step up near the end of the traverse, as you'd swing into the ledge below. I noted at least one party on it yesterday who seemed to think that the route used the big break (higher than the actual route) as a 'hand line' - which it doesn't.

with Mark Jones
staceyjg 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Barra
JEP 18/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 2nd O/S
hilty ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo
Pilch 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S

better protected than i expected - but also harder

with Graham
SteWatkins ?/Jul/09 -
dangerousoldfool ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with CarlT
theo.mooney ?/Jul/09 2nd
with Mary Moloney
djking1983 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Bram 21/Jun/09 2nd
iceicebaby 20/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/09 Lead rpt
mustdobetter 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 14/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/09 2nd
barrylong 04/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Karl PCC
Karlos 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Random
dangerousoldfool ?/Jun/09 2nd
with CarlT
EmmanuelF 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Laura
MoWalker3 25/May/09 -
Jim Slater 24/May/09 Lead O/S
eagleopus 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jim
Hidden 20/May/09 Lead O/S
riddle 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Superb fun.

with Yasmina
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 -
Skell 19/Apr/09 Solo
with Kelvin
smudge 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Will G
sce8 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

very ballsy, had to be talked across it by Dan and George

with Dan Wicks
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd rpt
tedburt 12/Apr/09 Lead rpt
tommytwotone 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
metal arms 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
kitkat78 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah and Al
Tomprusk 06/Mar/09 Solo O/S
tdudley 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S
BicepAndrews 22/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
shark 03/Jan/09 Solo
figfour ??/2009 -
with a few burly chaps
pabbage ??/2009 Lead β
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
hazeysunshine ??/2009 Lead O/S
cymjt ??/2009 -
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Solo O/S
HamishD 06/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with franco
liam jay 18/Nov/08 -
with david malpass
Byronius Maximus 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Twisty 01/Nov/08 2nd rpt
with Byron Buck
Rob84 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Very easy but lovely moves. Surprisingly good gear (medium and small cams) at the start of the traverse, although you would take a fair old swing if you blew it at the crux.

with Andy F
benkelsey ?/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Matt Fry 17/Sep/08 Solo β
thrutch 17/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
Adam1973 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Peter Metcalfe 14/Sep/08 Lead
with Max Biden
Matt Bill Platypus 14/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
whiting.jp 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Exactly what it said on the tin, perfectly easy in terms of moves, but continually stepping away from my last (micro) wire was pretty nerve wracking. Would be one hell of a swing if you bottled it at the wrong moment. Lovely stuff.

with jamesca
mel holmes 30/Jul/08 2nd
with Alex@home
JWB 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Quite nervous on this climb!

with Laura
ripper 13/Jul/08 Lead

second time, just as enjoyable, still not much gear though

Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd
sara n 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

No gear for first 14m or so, unless you take micro-cams.

with Andrea S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
andyandy 14/Jun/08 Lead
with Ben
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Fabian001 09/Jun/08 2nd
with Adam Thorpe
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/08 2nd
yan ?/Jun/08 2nd
Mark D 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sazzle
sazzle86 31/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
gnc760 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Priddle
Laurence Everitt 31/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
bullwinkle 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/08 Solo
Matthallinan 28/Apr/08 Lead
with Jon Winter
Paulww 26/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd
Mr Sparkle 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Hayley
flat eric 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Rdeally enjoyed this route. I was assured on the ground that it was eminently protectable with zeroes. Well, I managed a resonable placement at the start of the traverse and another around tghe middle. The crux was unprotectable. Very very nice climb though.

with John ?
Pete Graham 24/Jan/08 Solo
quiffhanger 09/Jan/08 Lead
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ??/2008 -
bullybones ??/2008 -
tjmillen ??/2008 Lead
with simon hall
andysroom ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Dec/07 Lead O/S
Mike W 15/Dec/07 2nd O/S
andrewwightman 01/Dec/07 Solo
victim of mathematics 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Jim
Alex Mason 25/Oct/07 Solo O/S

went to plantation did this cos it looked cool, then it rained so ended up at the works

with steve tom and ema
Hidden 25/Oct/07 Lead O/S
freakeystyley34 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Guy Wilson 12/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Paulo
williap 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Ste-Raw
Alfredo ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Jen
Matty 09/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Roger High
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Solo
Somerset swede basher 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with George and Nick Roberts
nmwr 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with Dom Sellers, George Taylor
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 04/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Murray
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/07 Solo O/S
gregarding ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Josh Rigby, Jenny Stevens
Hidden 27/Jul/07 Solo O/S
fruitcake72 23/Jun/07 2nd O/S

My first VS. Really enjoyed it, especially the traverse which surprised me.

with mic_b
mic_b 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Hands down one of the best VS on Stanage!!

Twisty 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Fantastic route- one to lead

with Graeme Hammond
Hidden 03/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Dave Mason ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
SimonBrown ?/May/07 2nd
with Al Dossiter
IanJackson 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Luke Hunt
Hidden 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead
Si Croft 14/Apr/07 2nd
with JH
Jim Vach 10/Apr/07 Solo O/S

Really nice climb

dannyboy83 08/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/07 2nd rpt
Caralynh 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 27/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2007 -
scottkb ??/2007 2nd
with Jim
Hardcore Pat ??/2007 Lead
janbutternutsquash 27/Nov/06 2nd
with John
Hidden ?/Nov/06 2nd
Hidden 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/06 Solo
Nicos 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Mark_RMC 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S

SOmewhat uninspiring. ANother long unprotected traverse, with a difficult move afterwards.

with Rob Smart
Hidden ?/Sep/06 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Protected the traverse with a couple of small nuts half way along (fell out) and a micro-cam in the first pocket at the crux (fell out). Good job the climbing was easy!

with Carmen
Richard ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Carrie
simonw1 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
thrutch 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S

fun exposed traverse

with johnny b
aulda 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Mark H
dan gibson ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
vicvac ??/2006 2nd
with Mandy
reg_measures ??/2006 Solo
Tim W 16/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Darren Miller, Janna Trevorrow
mattwyles1 ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
eduardo 03/Jul/05 Solo O/S
with Misha
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
leon ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

think we took the wrong line

mwh 20/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Tobias at Home ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden 14/Nov/04 Lead O/S
Howard J 22/Jun/04 2nd
with Rachel James
D Berry 27/Mar/04 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
thinair48 ??/2004 Lead O/S
with LMC
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Alaric 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Isabel B
PenJD 23/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Al Taylor
samwelli 15/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Reuben Brown
Hidden 03/Aug/03 Solo
Katie Weston ?/Aug/03 2nd
DerwentDiluted 22/Jul/03 Lead
with J. Ellson
aulda 10/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Dave R
Hidden 23/Jun/03 Solo O/S
tobydunford 15/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Chris Davids ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Reuben
James B 24/May/03 -
Lev 21/Apr/03 Lead O/S

Wicked route, long easy but gearless traverse.

with Claire Durant
mikeyjbs 19/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
SteveM 23/Mar/03 Lead
with Monica
RebeccaB ??/2003 2nd

Day trip to Stanage with Sarah

with Sarah Griffin
Spillers ??/2003 Lead

then solo'd

Alastair Hudson 15/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with Nic Jones
Hidden ?/Sep/02 2nd
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 Solo
Hedley 17/Jul/02 2nd
with Steve Runnacles
Hidden 06/Jul/02 2nd
lithos ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with julie
Adrian Daniels 05/May/02 Lead
with Ross Daniels
sims 06/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 06/Apr/02 2nd
Ben1983 ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Neil Henson ??/2002 2nd

Quite bold even for the second.

with Mark Collins
Hidden ??/2002 -
Dave Toseland ??/2002 -
Obi-Wan is lost... 13/Oct/01 Lead
with Phil
A Crook 24/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Howard J 24/Jul/01 2nd
with Paul Barker
GrahamHP ?/Jul/01 Lead
paul birch 07/May/01 -
chris warner ?/May/01 Lead
Northen Vince 28/Jan/01 -
Paul Boardman 20/Oct/00 -
Hidden 09/Sep/00 -
antroy 18/Aug/00 Lead
Blod 18/Jul/00 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Jul/00 Lead
Howard J 10/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Jeff Burgum
Monk ??/2000 Solo O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Adi Hooper ??/2000 Lead
with Sherborne Adventure Group
Hidden 24/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 17/Jun/99 Solo
BlueJohn 13/Jun/99 2nd
with Dieago
ajc 12/Jun/99 Lead rpt
ajc 25/Apr/99 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
cragspud ?/Sep/98 Lead
Phil West 29/Aug/98 Solo rpt
Howard J 04/Aug/98 2nd
with Paul Barker
CrashMat Rob 28/Mar/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
skygodley 14/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Julia Bodle
Hidden 16/Aug/97 2nd
Reds 29/May/97 2nd O/S
with Sezer
kp64zl ?/May/97 2nd
with Kirsten
bigphil ??/1997 Solo
Gambit ??/1997 Solo O/S

For some reason I had woken the previous night with really bad cramp, as I tip toed across this I could feel my calves threatening to go back into cramp

BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
Laramadness ?/Sep/96 Solo
cem 31/Aug/96 2nd
with Andrew Roberts, Paul Richardson
andrewbooth1000 23/Jun/96 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/96 TR
Hidden 12/May/96 Solo
Phill Mitch ??/1996 Lead O/S
with kurt
Hidden 06/Aug/95 Lead
Hidden 04/May/95 Solo
nai ??/1995 2nd
Hidden ??/1995 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones 18/Oct/94 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 14/Aug/94 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
mikedelderfield 01/May/94 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ??/1994 Lead O/S
with Martin Flint
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/93 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 01/Aug/93 Solo
ste_d 21/May/93 2nd O/S
with mik
Mick King 09/May/93 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/93 Solo
jamiev ??/1993 Lead

or 1994.

IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/92 Solo O/S
ewjudge 21/Jun/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/92 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1992 Solo
Hidden 01/Sep/91 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/91 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/91 Solo
Roget 23/Jun/91 Solo O/S
leathers 21/May/91 2nd O/S
with Ron Caves
Mal Grey ??/1991 Lead O/S
Gudge ??/1991 2nd O/S
with MUMC
Andy Say 03/Jul/90 Solo
Hidden 07/Jun/90 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/90 Lead
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
RichardMc 23/Jul/89 2nd
with Sukh Randhana
Nigel Bond 14/May/89 Lead
with Chris
andy tetsill ?/Aug/88 -

attacked by midges fled to cafe

with Joy
craig h 22/May/88 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Iain Thow 18/May/88 Lead
with Steve di Ponio
goi.ashmore 20/Mar/88 Solo O/S
babymoac 30/Aug/87 Lead
with MTW
Hidden ?/Jun/87 2nd
John Marsland 19/Aug/86 Solo
Hidden 06/Jul/86 Lead
sadams 01/Jun/86 Solo
Billg 16/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
John Marsland 15/Jun/85 2nd
with Dave Cousins
GordonHart ??/1985 Solo O/S
malc 25/Jul/84 Solo
Hidden 08/Apr/84 Lead
nigehughes ?/Jul/82 Lead
with Phil James
charlesmfrench 15/May/82 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 21/Dec/80 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/80 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/78 Solo
Hidden ??/1978 -
Chris Ellis 13/Nov/77 2nd
with Martin Veale
mike bridges 08/Oct/77 2nd O/S
with Neil Gregory
RichardMc 16/Jul/77 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1977 Solo
Nigel Bond 18/Jun/76 Lead
with Al Churcher, Andy Brown
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Solo
with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
Hidden 18/Jun/74 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/May/74 Lead
mikej 01/May/71 Lead
with Stewart Grant
bob@daysmill ??/1971 2nd O/S

Easy but airy!

mikej 08/Sep/69 Lead
with E
mikej 28/Apr/68 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 28/Aug/67 Lead
with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
Dave Musgrove 04/Jun/67 Lead
with Bob Knapton
Hidden 28/May/66 Lead
mikej 07/May/66 Lead
with Ted Markham
mikej 01/May/66 Solo
with Mike Byles
mikej 24/Oct/65 Solo
with Howard Furguson
Hidden 11/Jul/65 Solo
Hidden 03/Apr/65 Lead
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