Rockfax Description
Climb the Direct to good nuts then traverse right at one of two levels to a crusty flake just before the arete. Climb to the break then traverse left to gain the superb finishing flake. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
GuyVG 26/Sep Lead rpt

*** a great climb and a nice day, still not time though

Flo Barton
Hidden 26/Sep Lead O/S
Mattlamb90 19/Sep Lead O/S
Ad Aus
ianburton 29/Aug Lead O/S
gladys 16/Aug 2nd

W Luke Smith

Ciderslider 15/Aug 2nd O/S
charley 15/Aug Lead O/S

Brilliant climb. Really nice, found the crux quite committing but was the first route of the day...

Frances Bensley 25/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Jul 2nd rpt
Keith Swainson 18/Jul Lead O/S
Georgie25 18/Jul 2nd
Guy Atkinson 07/Jul Lead O/S

Felt really precarious.. took my time getting across to the right.

Hidden 06/Jul Lead
Ron 05/Jul 2nd O/S
Clive, Steve A
Marmoset 05/Jul 2nd dog
tallginge 23/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun 2nd
alp79 11/Jun 2nd rpt

Sweaty, felt hard!

Dave N
Hidden 07/Jun Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun Lead O/S
Martin Flint
akhutton88 30/May 2nd

Amazing moves! Definitely one to lead.

ianjfsutcliffe 30/May Lead rpt
Nick1812P 23/May Solo O/S
Derek Furze 23/May 2nd
Paul Mitchell
Estelles 23/May Lead O/S
KeenClimber 21/May Lead
Hidden 15/May 2nd O/S
ashtond6 10/May 2nd
adi bryant 07/May Lead rpt
martinbettridge06 07/May Lead
Alan parker
georgenvk 04/May Lead O/S
mBob8 28/Apr Lead O/S

Dont crank too hard on those flakes, so yea don't fall on them either...

gavinpeach 25/Apr Lead rpt


andyevans 25/Apr 2nd O/S

Good lead by Calid, not sure if i would have committed to the bridge in quite the same way if I wasnt on second but the nuts looked good in the crack below.

khalidq 25/Apr Lead rpt
Andy Evans (NLMC new member)
Ams1101 19/Apr 2nd O/S
Niall_li 18/Apr Lead β
jimbonfire 13/Apr Lead
Jackwd 08/Apr Lead β
Luca Celano
LJC 08/Apr 2nd
kp64zl ?/Apr 2nd
Julian M
Tom Redmond 14/Mar Lead O/S
alice butler
Canyak ??/2015 -
jcw ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Neil R 06/Dec/14 2nd
Hidden 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Graham Perry
stev1e.wilso 02/Nov/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 01/Nov/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
giuly 25/Oct/14 2nd
Xose' Portela
hthom 18/Oct/14 2nd
twodada 18/Oct/14 2nd
Pete Needen
Darron 12/Oct/14 -
Olli-C 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Barry Vardy
Andy Peak 1 03/Oct/14 Lead

Amazing that i havent riped that flake off yey

Dan Vaj 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
khalidq 03/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 02/Oct/14 Lead rpt
the power 02/Oct/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead dog
planetmarshall 27/Sep/14 Lead
Rich Kirby 27/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Pauline & Andy, Helen
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 55 - amazing!

Alex@home 07/Sep/14 Lead rpt
The Doctor
Hidden 04/Sep/14 2nd O/S
mike8331 31/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead
gavinpeach 31/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Aug/14 2nd
petegruf 04/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Great route. Well protected and lovely moves.

jon c
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Mark Salter 15/Jul/14 Lead
Gareth Lewis, Chris Shorrock
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
samwillo 17/May/14 Solo
Glasgow Marines
Alex Hallam 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Didn't want to put any gear behind the flake anyway, bends when you lovingly caress your fingers up and down.

Hidden 15/May/14 Lead dog
BnB 14/May/14 -
Felix Ottey 05/May/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb really suited my style!! No placements behind that flake please people!!!

Double Knee Bar 18/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Felt a lot easier than last time! Lovely climb.

ralphio 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb. Decent protection. Crux move isn't too taxing then a lovely romp to the top.

AshBash 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
martinov 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Radoslav Savov
adamwesthead 13/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Dr Julie, Chris Vanderz
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
jmills94 ??/2014 TR O/S

interesting traverse across to the decent holds with limited gear. Done previously on lead but not logged.

trisimondo ??/2014 TR
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
rurp 12/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Cold and tricky

bill farmer
oli2wd 10/Nov/13 2nd

couldn't quite get the E2 5b Tower Face Direct move so jumped onto the HVS route

the power 07/Nov/13 Lead rpt

quality route all the way.anyone placing gear behind the lower flakes is a fuckin idiot

Paul Hy 07/Nov/13 2nd O/S
john_ni 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Unknownbiker 05/Oct/13 2nd
Simon Burn
john max 05/Oct/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Oct/13 2nd
Jules Lane 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Tried to lead but wasnt brave enough to layback High enough up the flake to get my feet ready for the step across, so slumped down onto the (good) wire in the crack below. After Al led it Beautifully I did it ok, but still seemed pretty hard, felt more like 5b. Fantastic route though.

Mynydd Al
Rich Malcolm 29/Sep/13 2nd β
Neil Jackson, Guy Tooth
jon bradley 28/Sep/13 2nd dog
Huw Howells
Jonny Nick 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
al123 22/Sep/13 2nd
tiga271 22/Sep/13 2nd
cameron_hall 08/Sep/13 Lead β
Hidden 07/Sep/13 2nd RP
Hidden 07/Sep/13 Lead
ripper 07/Sep/13 Lead dog

what an idiot! - placed the second nut and gave it a hard yank to test. it popped, and so did I... hit the starting block with ankle and shin but got back on and completed it.

egg-man 04/Sep/13 2nd
John Pickles
leeoftroy ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
clairejane 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Birthday Route. Cracked on (unusually) after abit of padding about on the ledge. Lovely. Thanks Will.

treg 28/Aug/13 2nd rpt
alaster tonge 26/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Did not finish. Baking hot day. Descended and ran up on top rope. ah well!!... Beautiful climb

Assad Lahlou
Pero 15/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
justtoots 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Jim Brownlow 03/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
MD 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S
the power 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

cool climb

howifeel 07/Jul/13 Lead

The friction seems better and the direct just needs confidence, probably I'll change my mind when trying it however.

John MacSporran
elyben 30/Jun/13 Lead
ashtond6 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
alp79 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
benkelsey 19/Jun/13 Lead rpt

fantastic to be out in the sun

Dawn_K_B 19/Jun/13 2nd
Fragmod 16/Jun/13 2nd
tsl42 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
treg 08/Jun/13 Lead dog

Disappointed to have rested due to simply not getting on with committing, but commit I did and what a beautiful climb. The top section is easy but fantastic. Potential first E2 on the direct?

David_Gledson 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/May/13 2nd
stevetheleg 27/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd dog
Alex Thompson 25/May/13 Lead O/S

Lead after Ben fluffed the first traverse. Great fun belayed everyone in the sun.

BenedictIEP 25/May/13 2nd rpt

Tried on Lead, failed to commit, need a healthy dose of MTFU!

Hidden 25/May/13 2nd dog
djones66 06/May/13 Lead β

I found this a bit of a let-down. The start is a bit difficult, and its not really clear what the 'right' way is (but I don't recommend the L-R toe traverse mentioned in some guide-books, and whichever way you goes is hard to protect. But - after leaving the break and getting onto the flakes, it turned out to be disappointingly easy all the way to the top.

Stve mc D
crispycodd 06/May/13 2nd O/S

Dave traversed right lower, I did the higher variant. Easy after that but the top flake is in a fantastic position.

Dptidman 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Some excellent moves, a great day in the sun.

Coel Hellier 01/May/13 Lead
John Nuttall 01/May/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Lead
cragtyke 20/Apr/13 2nd
john g
sheelba 20/Apr/13 2nd
Kirill 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
David Gruber, David Sim
cem 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
therat 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Ramblin dave 20/Apr/13 2nd
David Gruber, Kiril
ColinD 09/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Binder 02/Mar/13 2nd O/S
Hugh T
samt ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
jacobjacob 18/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/12 2nd
alastairbegley 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 27/Oct/12 2nd

Those creaky flakes are quite disconcerting!

andysroom 21/Oct/12 2nd rpt
Tim Rodgers 20/Oct/12 2nd
migs493 20/Oct/12 Lead β

HVS Challenge - one of Stanage's best routes.Done it beofore but at least 15 years ago.

TiffTiff 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
JenDurden 06/Oct/12 2nd
rob.grafton 04/Oct/12 Lead
Jim, Phil Evans
victim of mathematics 01/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Ace. There only seemed one obvious way to get to the flake. Not too hard, but you wouldn't want to fall off just before reaching the break.

James Oswald 01/Oct/12 2nd

Ace. Rather fun

Colin Angus
Alex the Alex ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Didnt fancy the slotted nut on the Direct... Awesome route either way.

roberto18 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Tom Nickols
Becky H 09/Sep/12 Lead dnf
Harry Bloxham
Ian Bell 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

First HVS after breaking my leg on one 2 years ago. Quite easy although scared on the crux move. very nice route.

kenneM 08/Sep/12 Lead
Davey Luke, ianjfsutcliffe
Wayne S 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
etrillaud 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
will_benfold 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
cameron_hall 01/Sep/12 2nd β
deacondeacon 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jwpil 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
rustaldo 11/Aug/12 Solo O/S

nice route, the flake creaks and is awful.

Rachel Somerville 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
pebbles 08/Aug/12 Lead

both of us took turns to lead and second, so two ascents each :-)

Boy 08/Aug/12 Solo
eburki1 05/Aug/12 Lead dnf


stevorobs3 04/Aug/12 Lead RP
missxandrabee 04/Aug/12 2nd O/S

A really fun stretchy challenge. I seconded it in the rain. The layback moves are fun but the end is a bit pumpy for my liking (just needed to woman up). 1 star.

farkas.time 29/Jul/12 2nd β


Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
hotfeet 25/Jul/12 2nd
Austen Moulding
gd303uk 29/May/12 Lead dnf

fell on crux move,

Sam Simpson 24/May/12 Lead O/S
Tom Doldon 24/May/12 2nd O/S
sam simpson 48
Hidden 22/May/12 Lead O/S
Dom Whillans 12/May/12 Lead
A Crook 12/May/12 2nd O/S


Hidden 03/May/12 Lead O/S
Rhythm24 03/May/12 2nd O/S

Great climbing

mullermn 21/Apr/12 Lead RP

Semi drama. Got to flake for traverse and was totally out of position and started to get the nerves after pondering the fact that it was my belayer's first time belaying on double ropes! Placed a cam semi blindly behind the flake and sat on it very gently, asking to be lowered. Got a few feet down before a little jerk from my partners belay plate caused the cam to pop and I fell to a nut in the crack below the flakes. Wound up standing on the starting boulder next to my surprised belayer. Had words with myself, got back on it and got it. Traverse out right felt very bold in the absence of the promised solid nuts!

smof 21/Apr/12 2nd

Really fun climb with a lot of variety. Tricky reachy traverse in the middle.

gavinpeach 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S

One of the best HVS' at Stanage. Didn't put gear behind the flake as it looks very fragile and didn't want to damage it and ruin such a stellar route.

Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd
Fragmod 25/Mar/12 Lead
derekb 24/Mar/12 Lead

First outdoor tad of the season !

John hutchinson
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 21/Mar/12 Lead dnf
tsjx 18/Mar/12 Lead
John Mc, Bruce
Andy Peak 1 21/Feb/12 2nd

soconded myself after leding tower face on a shunt

david morse 04/Feb/12 Lead O/S

minus 5. Cold

Hidden 04/Feb/12 2nd
Double Knee Bar 15/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Took leader fall on the first traverse to the large flake. Fell on good gear in the crack.

Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
fifth ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
jmills94 ??/2012 Lead O/S
MartinWilliams87 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S

would not recommend placing gear in flake as very loose

dickie01 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Julian King
Hidden 07/Nov/11 Lead
Matt Cooke 29/Oct/11 2nd rpt
Tom Skelhon
finchelata 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Pure Class.

Scot, Pat Saunders
Hidden 23/Sep/11 Lead
bwestwood 10/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Not really an onsight as had done direct previously.

Coatesy, Big Frank
tomthecoolperson ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 31/Aug/11 2nd
Bern Hardman
Coel Hellier 28/Aug/11 Lead
Graeme Gilchrist 27/Aug/11 Lead
andy blohm
Dave Foster 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
ojp 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

matching the crimp on the lower traverse was nuts

andysroom 20/Aug/11 2nd rpt
samwillo 01/Aug/11 Lead
Matt Cooke 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 19/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd
SteveM 26/Jun/11 2nd
spragglerocks 26/Jun/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
kitkat78 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
liamoloughlin 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd
Jake Young 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
hellboundblr 28/May/11 Lead

Didn't place 0.5 cam at base of flake as its loose, used flake as hand hold instead, two good wires lower down.

stevepotter 28/May/11 2nd
cat22 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/11 Solo O/S
James S 03/May/11 Lead O/S
Gemma Smith
shaky2 30/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd dog
Spidermunkie 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Dodgy flakes, fun lead though

brynmays 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
brynmays 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Anthony Dixon 16/Apr/11 Lead
bennevis 16/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead RP
dodfoster 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S

just a great climb.

Rhys Black 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Lovely face/crack climb with big airy step out right. Interesting climb- Tower face direct looks fun too.

Louise benchetrit, Phil Emerson
Martin Haworth 09/Apr/11 Lead β
Hidden 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 22/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Mark Sheridan
pebbles 20/Mar/11 2nd

chickened out of the lead as was not confident about a cam behind the slightly mobile flake, but looking at it from the ground after could see the lower gear (nut) would still have been ok to protect the traverse! which was what my buddies were trying to tell me...

ben smith
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
cem 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Pete Horn
Mowglee 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route. The lower flake is horrid though, a stronger person than me could pull it clean off!

Tom Nichols
stevorobs3 ??/2011 2nd O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
rurp ??/2011 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2011 -
Alex Mee ??/2011 TR O/S
patsaunders ??/2011 2nd
AielSavage ??/2011 Lead
gethin_allen 16/Nov/10 Lead O/S

got up to the traverse and dropped all my small nuts so down-climbed to recover them and also take my jumper off (climbing in short sleeves in November! shocking) then finished the route cleanly.

nic42 14/Nov/10 2nd O/S
outtathaway 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
howifeel 13/Nov/10 -
marc, James
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Sketchy move right at half height

Hidden 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hoyes 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Very scary flakes!

Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
tlmarjot 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Chris Todd, Ben Lea
Betha. 17/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/10 -
Graeme Hammond 07/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 07/Oct/10 Lead
Tanya Savage 02/Oct/10 2nd

scary flakes!

Neil Pacey 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Oct/10 Lead
pastep 26/Sep/10 Lead
tompilgrem 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
bobpilgrem 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Previously lead in 1993.Found crux moves OK but bold (couldnot get any gear behind flake despite fiddling for ages!)Top crack is great.

Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
mark4344 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

crux bold but good foot holds.

Pilch 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Tried the higher traverse, didn't fancy it, reversed and found the lower way was less scary

TerryLines 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
AdamjBailes 17/Sep/10 2nd

did in trainers for the fun !

Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead β
Gustav 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Cake 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
theotherpetehill 28/Aug/10 2nd
chrisallan 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

lead the 2nd pitch and seconded the 1st and 3rd

Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 08/Aug/10 2nd
mtempest 08/Aug/10 Lead
Steve Waters, Mynydd
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Gareth Bowen 25/Jul/10 2nd β
Tom Moores
Hardonicus 24/Jul/10 2nd β

Backed of this, felt too bold going high and too hard going low. Nick manned up and finished it. I extracted a nice abandoned cam from the upper flake. Took about 3 minutes...

nick a
Ali.B ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ed edwards ?/May/10 Lead O/S
boulderholder 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

First climb of the year. A fun climb and thought was easy for the grade, especially once over the crux.

Falko 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
jack89 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Didn't notice any 5a moves, felt lovely throughout!

gaz_jones 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S


D Berry 28/Mar/10 2nd dog

One fall from traverse back to the finishing flake due to very cold hands.

dj_brigham05 14/Mar/10 2nd β
clukins 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

My first HVS. Really nice face climb with great flakes. The position right in the middle of the big vertical wall makes it a good looking line.

Hidden ?/Mar/10 2nd O/S
IAmAStone 14/Feb/10 Lead O/S
John Woods
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Ahab ??/2010 Lead dog
TonyF ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
rich_hw ??/2010 Lead rpt
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Brown 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S
fuzzyfelthead 29/Oct/09 Lead
hrgcb 24/Oct/09 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
peaches69 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

completed after wondering onto an E2, not fun

disturbed_one51 13/Oct/09 2nd
Jonathan Hall 13/Oct/09 Lead
leepip 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S

great moves and varied climbing class route

hairy tom
GuyVG 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S

really good climb, better than direct in some ways

tom martin
dan gibson 14/Sep/09 Lead rpt
helen gibson
Batt 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Had a look at the direct, bit bold on lead since gear in flake a bit dubious and break above pretty rounded....another time! HVS nice n tip-toey though despite being bit devious.

Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd β
Oceanic 12/Sep/09 -

Loose holds and nothing to recommend it when compared to the many other classic routes that surround it.

RFWilkie 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
vard ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
gwyn dodd
teflonpete 16/Aug/09 Lead dnf

couldn't commit to layaway up the flake

Dave M
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Duncan Skelton 15/Aug/09 2nd
Jamie Marrison
porridgefan 07/Aug/09 Solo
Joe Ward
porridgefan 07/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Joe Ward
mickJ 23/Jul/09 Lead
mike b
PaulHermes 12/Jul/09 2nd
PaulHermes 12/Jul/09 2nd
Stewart VCCC
ebf 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 10/Jul/09 Lead β
Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
morrisdaboss 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
barni 22/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Strong Jon
Milne 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S

moved up a few moves on the direct without the sideways gear, got pumped, reversed the moves and stepped right quite high, felt reachy. nice route. will go back to the direct soon.

AngelaC 17/Jun/09 Lead
Dan Lane 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Nice, i would give it 3*. DONT PUT GEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST FLAKE - IT IS VERY LOOSE! liked the traverse left.

Tom 'Fennerz' Fenwick
fennerz 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Dan Lane
Coel Hellier 13/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Solo
sgl0jd 04/Jun/09 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 01/Jun/09 Lead
Joe Costello ?/Jun/09 2nd O/S
mrtom ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Roger HSmith
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
mattwyles1 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/May/09 TR
Hidden 27/May/09 Lead O/S
nicnic 25/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/09 Lead O/S
Tom_Harding ?/May/09 2nd O/S
LittleJoe 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
magic_mice 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Andrew Gibbon, Alessandro Bau
Gambit 13/Apr/09 Sent O/S
Steve and Rob
wahniel 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Gerd Heinz Bentheim, Stewart McConnell
Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mtempest 07/Apr/09 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
Shauna 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
metal arms 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S
AndyM-LVB 07/Mar/09 Lead rpt

Finally got around to leading it. Wonderful.

Nicolas Tardy
galpinos 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
masonwoods101 ??/2009 Lead O/S

first trad climb after a few weeks of climbing! ages ago!

koopa ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
fp219 ??/2009 2nd
cymjt ??/2009 -
Hidden ?/Dec/08 2nd
tatz45 ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
wilchivs 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Grr...should have been E2! Nice route though.

jameswbrae 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Cool climb, though some tricky leading round the crux, especially if attempting the E2 direct! Awkward flake at the bottom, lovely flake at the top!

lowersharpnose 17/Oct/08 2nd rpt
jcurley 10/Oct/08 Lead O/S
malc 28/Sep/08 2nd rpt
sara n 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Peter Speed
john lynch 27/Sep/08 Lead
Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
minaturechris 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Fred Sergeant 20/Sep/08 TR O/S
staceyjg 20/Sep/08 Lead RP

My first HVS lead!

Hidden 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd
Edd Reed 18/Sep/08 Lead β

Another one with Adrian Berry at my side, go on his coaching sessions! I found the top so hard cos i was knackered out after the start

Donna Mawson
richardhopton 14/Sep/08 Lead
AndyM-LVB 14/Sep/08 2nd β

Best grit trad climb yet.

gareth scott borthwick 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
duzinga 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S

the route is falling apart

Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd
Shauna 20/Aug/08 2nd rpt

This really is a lovely route

RocknRoll 16/Aug/08 Lead dnf

First lead attempt of the month. Couldn't commit to the flake on the HVS route, it was wobbly, I had a cam in it, I didn't trust my feet on the smear and I didn't want to risk falling on it. Backed off ingloriously.

John Rushby
MikeLeeds 11/Aug/08 2nd O/S
clive-greenwood 11/Aug/08 Lead O/S
dashitboarder 10/Aug/08 2nd
JWB 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/08 Lead
IanJackson 30/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Shauna 23/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Wilbur 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 -
phil hay 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
derek kenyon
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
Fat Tim 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
smudge 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Jim Wiggy
viking ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
OffshoreAndy 18/May/08 2nd
NCC Kelvin
Andy Moles 17/May/08 2nd
Castleclimber 11/May/08 2nd
Daniel Leite
DannyK 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Matthallinan 28/Apr/08 Lead
Jon Winter
Mr Sparkle 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Ben Hayley
b.hayley ?/Apr/08 Lead
harryjenner ?/Apr/08 -
Jim Slater 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb. Nervy step right on crux but very satisfying once done. Nice moves up the final crack.

DavidR 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/08 2nd dog
btc 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
elliot hunston
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
johnwilson123 ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
bullybones ??/2008 -
joese7en ??/2008 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
andysroom ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
joe larner 27/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Piers Harley 27/Aug/07 Lead dnf
Simon Clark
lazyhopkins 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Jon Lynch
jl 10/Aug/07 2nd O/S
climbingpixie 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 2nd O/S
zcapxa5 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Tom Cattermole
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead
Ram MkiV 16/Jul/07 Solo O/S

pulled very gingerly on the rattly flakes, espec after the summer of deluge

Hidden 10/Jul/07 Solo O/S
jonnyboy 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Charlotte Armitage
Thomas Martin ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
R gray
hardoreVdiffBen 26/May/07 Lead O/S
Duncan Skelton 20/May/07 Lead β

Still struggled with that move right - poor balance made the move right uncertain. Loitered on that spot just shy of too long! Got me gripped, but straightforward after that.

Paul O'Toole
mje1398 20/May/07 2nd O/S
Duncan Skelton 19/May/07 2nd

Went to lead, but was phased by the sight of the step right and creaking flake. Kai stepped in.

Kai Green
Jim Vach 12/May/07 Lead O/S
Tim Dorsett
James B 14/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Mick B 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Steve Pritchard
Hidden 11/Mar/07 Lead O/S
JPGR 02/Mar/07 2nd
dan gibson 02/Mar/07 Lead rpt
jon redshaw
mankrambler 04/Feb/07 Lead
Dan Jaeggi
JPGR 02/Feb/07 Lead O/S
tommytwotone ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Shauna ?/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Andrew Sloan 27/Dec/06 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth ?/Dec/06 Lead O/S
A Crook 24/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/06 TR
bobette 20/Sep/06 2nd O/S
stuart100 09/Sep/06 2nd rpt
Ian Brown
adam carless 22/Aug/06 Lead rpt

That flake is getting more creaky every time

PaulF, CaralynR
Caralynh 22/Aug/06 Lead dnf

was happy on the moves, until the flake first moved, then groaned. shrieked like a banshee and returned to the ground!

Caralynh 22/Aug/06 2nd rpt

After failing to lead, went back to second this

dpurf 18/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Bry 05/Aug/06 -
Tom Brittain
Hidden 04/Aug/06 2nd O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Jul/06 Lead
Andy Chubb 09/Jun/06 -
Steve Goodman
Tom M Williams 04/Jun/06 2nd
Andy Hobson
Hidden 04/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/06 2nd O/S
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Mark A Humphries 07/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Karl Walton
Hidden 15/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/05 Lead O/S
jamiev 09/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 09/Oct/05 2nd rpt
danm ?/Oct/05 Lead
Dan Critchley
erica 04/Sep/05 2nd
John Brayshaw 04/Sep/05 2nd O/S
chris skipton 04/Sep/05 Lead
Si dH 11/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Neil Furniss
ChrisBrooke 17/Jul/05 2nd
John Inkpen
max_chan ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
leon ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Andy Wright
Gman ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Charlie Williams ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Chris Sloan
Hidden 24/Apr/05 Lead O/S
John Marsland 23/Apr/05 Lead
Darrell Small
chrissloan84 ?/Jan/05 Lead O/S
soveda ??/2005 2nd
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
Ian Hamer ??/2005 Lead O/S

Lower flake moves!

Chris M ??/2005 -
drysori ??/2005 Lead
r0b 13/Nov/04 Lead β
Andy Smith
Hidden 31/Oct/04 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/04 Lead
SteveM 30/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Whealiebob 09/May/04 Lead
shoulderbreaker 09/May/04 2nd O/S
Luke Foulger
Lev 04/May/04 2nd O/S
Andrew Bitmead
Nicos 02/May/04 Lead O/S
mark richardson
Sankey ?/Apr/04 2nd
Ben1983 ??/2004 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2004 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Stig 21/Nov/03 Lead O/S

A hugely memorable route.

Geraldine Lawless
Alaric 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Isabel B
Hidden ?/Jul/03 2nd O/S
furry 28/Jun/03 2nd
Phil B
dicky79 ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Mike Bottomley
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
steveP ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Ed Coote
kato'sdad 11/May/03 Lead
RobSimmo 11/May/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/03 2nd O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 23/Mar/03 Lead
John Parrott
shoulders 23/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
adam carless ??/2003 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/02 Lead dog
sims 26/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/02 2nd
Different Steve ?/Jul/02 Lead rpt
Pete Krug
lithos ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
mcb ??/2002 Lead O/S
cjphillips ?/Nov/01 2nd
cem 22/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Sally Dipple
PenJD 05/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Tim Stallard
Ragnaar 24/Jul/01 Lead O/S

Sketchy gear at the bottom, but not really all that difficult. Traverse + top flake brilliant!

martin hirons
GrahamHP ?/Jul/01 2nd
kp64zl ?/Jun/01 Lead
Simon M
Hidden 20/May/01 2nd
Pete Nugent 20/May/01 TR

My Bete Noir - fell off on the foot traverse whilst trying to lead.Sprained my ankle when my foot hit the ledge below. Finished by top rope

Rob Hodgkinson
Hidden 19/May/01 2nd O/S
Phil West 12/May/01 2nd rpt
Steve Wild
Alastair Hudson 12/May/01 Lead
akhughes ?/May/01 Lead O/S
Paul-Michael 11/Nov/00 TR O/S

Very wet

Paul Boardman 20/Oct/00 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 30/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Adrian Perry, Chris Clark
skygodley 13/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Julia Bodle
Hidden 19/Mar/00 2nd
Monk ??/2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
dan gibson ??/2000 -
Dave Bond ??/2000 Lead O/S
Adrian Whitehall
Hidden ??/2000 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 17/Jun/99 Lead
BlueJohn 13/Jun/99 2nd
alex_th 08/May/99 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
nige pacer 03/Oct/98 Lead O/S
chris sm 29/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Andy Robinson
Hidden 06/Aug/98 2nd
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/98 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/May/98 Lead
bigphil 19/May/98 Lead O/S
Phil R
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Feb/98 Lead
martroberts 20/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Reds 29/May/97 2nd O/S
Different Steve 13/Apr/97 2nd O/S

My 1st HVS climbed!

Mark Riley ??/1997 Lead rpt
JonBray ??/1997 Lead O/S
Phil West 12/Oct/96 Lead rpt
David Atherton
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/96 Lead
Alan Nuttall
Hidden 16/Jun/96 TR
Budge 06/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
Hidden 04/May/96 2nd
Mark Riley ??/1996 2nd
Richard Ibberson
ChrisJD 05/Nov/95 Lead
Chris Reid 14/Oct/95 Lead O/S
Daniel Wrightson 29/Sep/95 Lead O/S
Olivia Horner
Hidden 02/Jul/95 Lead
Phil West ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Steve Wild & jimmy Turner
Hidden 26/Jun/95 Lead
colin milton 10/May/95 Lead

repeated in 2003 and 2010, Still my favourite stanage hvs and the flake's still there.

eric milton
tracyclimber 05/May/95 Lead

Was VS 5a when I led it. First VS lead.

Hidden ??/1995 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
BruceW ??/1995 Lead O/S

An early HVS.

Hidden ??/1995 2nd O/S
CrashMat Rob ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/94 Lead O/S
Daniel Wrightson 15/Oct/94 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/94 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/94 -
mikedelderfield 01/May/94 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 10/Oct/93 Lead
daprince 22/Sep/93 2nd

Andy Park

Hidden 19/Sep/93 Lead
cragspud ?/Sep/93 2nd
Gordon Stainforth 21/Aug/93 2nd
Malcolm Macpherson
Hidden 01/Aug/93 Solo
Podling ?/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/93 Lead
ste_d 21/May/93 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/93 Solo
John Marsland 13/Mar/93 2nd
Dave Mould
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Roget 13/Oct/92 Solo rpt
Mick King 02/Jul/92 Lead
Simon Walsh
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Dave Gurney
ChrisJD 13/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/92 Lead O/S
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 01/Sep/91 Lead rpt
Ian Taylor
ste_d 28/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/91 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/91 2nd O/S
leathers 03/Apr/91 Lead O/S
James Thomas
Mal Grey ??/1991 Lead O/S
Gudge ??/1991 2nd O/S
mik1miller 13/Nov/90 Lead O/S
derek johnson
adi bryant 14/Oct/90 2nd O/S
rob.grafton 14/Oct/90 2nd
malc 15/Sep/90 Lead
Hidden 29/Jul/90 2nd
Neil R 24/Jul/90 2nd
Richard W
Richard Weller 15/Jul/90 TR
Andy Say 03/Jul/90 Solo
Hidden 27/Jun/90 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/90 2nd
babymoac 18/May/90 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/90 Lead
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1990 -
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead O/S
Roget 23/Jul/89 Lead O/S
Gambit 06/Nov/88 Solo RP

Enjoyed seconding it so much I went back and soloed it

Adam and Phil
surfbish ?/Jun/88 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 03/May/88 Lead O/S
Dave Forster
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
Chris Cracknell,Various
Hidden ??/1988 -
J R R Hartley 27/Jul/87 Lead O/S

First HVS lead!

Pete Beasley
charlesmfrench 04/Jul/87 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/87 2nd O/S
Jules Lane ??/1987 Lead O/S
chrisrogers ?/Oct/86 2nd O/S
Steve J
Hidden 06/Jul/86 Lead
wynaptomos ?/Jul/86 2nd
steve prior ?/Jun/86 Lead
Chris S
sadams 03/May/86 Lead
Mark Bonham
John Marsland 29/Aug/85 2nd
George Shaw
Hidden 17/May/85 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/85 2nd
GordonHart ??/1985 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
mark-abz 16/Sep/82 TR
Andy W
Ken Taylor 15/Jun/82 AltLd
Andy Bond
andy gittins ??/1982 -
TonyF 04/Aug/81 Lead O/S
George Fowler, Judith
Hammy 20/Jun/81 2nd
Rob Lawson
Mark Kemball 12/Aug/79 2nd
Paul Clark
Chris Terrey ??/1978 Lead
Gerry Dunford
rogerskews ??/1978 -
Martin Coward
Chris Ellis 14/Jul/77 2nd
Neil Gregory
Nigel Bond 14/May/77 Lead
Mark Kemball 07/May/77 Lead dnf
Gordon Stainforth 28/Mar/76 2nd
Pete Minks
Dave Musgrove 10/Oct/71 Lead
bob@daysmill ??/1971 2nd O/S
mikej 05/Oct/69 Lead
mikej 26/May/68 Lead
Mike Lewis
Hidden 11/Jun/66 2nd
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
High E1
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
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High 5b
Mid 5b
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High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
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Style of ascent
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