Tower Face (Stanage)** HVS 5a
[Tower Face, 2 kb]26m. Climb the Direct to good nuts then traverse right at one of two levels to a crusty flake just before the arete; the crux. Climb to the break then traverse left to gain the superb finishing flake. © ROCKFAX

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

Photo: Tower Face © cmawson
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This climb is in 672 logbooks, and on 38 wishlists.

hthom - 2nd - 18/Oct/14

twodada - 2nd - 18/Oct/14 with Pete Needen

Darron - 12/Oct/14

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Barry Vardy

Amazing that i havent riped that flake off yey
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 03/Oct/14

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14 with Khalid

khalidq - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/14 with Dan Vajzovic

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/14 with Phil T

the power - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/14 with Paul Hy

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Sep/14

planetmarshall - Lead - 27/Sep/14

Rich Kirby - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/14 with Pauline & Andy, Helen

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/14

100 IAD No. 55 - amazing!
sparkass - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/14

Alex@home - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/14 with The Doctor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/14

mike8331 - Lead - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/14

gavinpeach - 2nd rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Kasia

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/14

Great route. Well protected and lovely moves.
petegruf - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14 with jon c

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14

Mark Salter - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with Gareth Lewis, Chris Shorrock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14

samwillo - Solo - 17/May/14 with Glasgow Marines

Didn't want to put any gear behind the flake anyway, bends when you lovingly caress your fingers up and down.
Alex Hallam - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Dan Barbour

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/May/14

BnB - 14/May/14

Fantastic climb really suited my style!! No placements behind that flake please people!!!
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Felt a lot easier than last time! Lovely climb.
Double Knee Bar - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/14 with Iain

Fantastic climb. Decent protection. Crux move isn't too taxing then a lovely romp to the top.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

AshBash - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

martinov - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Radoslav Savov

adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/14 with Hoult

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Dr Julie, Chris Vanderz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2014

interesting traverse across to the decent holds with limited gear. Done previously on lead but not logged.
jmills94 - TR O/S - 2014 with hugo, simon

trisimondo - TR - 2014 with Joe mills

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13

Cold and tricky
rurp - Lead rpt - 12/Nov/13 with bill farmer

couldn't quite get the E2 5b Tower Face Direct move so jumped onto the HVS route
oli2wd - 2nd - 10/Nov/13

quality route all the way.anyone placing gear behind the lower flakes is a fuckin idiot
the power - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/13 with Paul Hy, ken

Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Ken, Phil T

john_ni - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with John Maxfield (PCC)

Unknownbiker - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Simon Burn

john max - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with John Bayliss

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

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.
Jules Lane - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Mynydd Al

Rich Malcolm - 2nd β - 29/Sep/13 with Neil Jackson, Guy Tooth

jon bradley - 2nd dog - 28/Sep/13 with Huw Howells

Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

al123 - 2nd - 22/Sep/13

tiga271 - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Guy

cameron_hall - Lead β - 08/Sep/13 with Lee Hermon

Hidden - 2nd RP - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/13

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.
ripper - Lead dog - 07/Sep/13

egg-man - 2nd - 04/Sep/13 with John Pickles

leeoftroy - 2nd O/S - Sep/13

Birthday Route. Cracked on (unusually) after abit of padding about on the ledge. Lovely. Thanks Will.
clairejane - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with will

treg - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/13 with CJ

Did not finish. Baking hot day. Descended and ran up on top rope. ah well!!... Beautiful climb
alaster tonge - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/13 with Assad Lahlou

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

justtoots - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13

Jim Brownlow - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Jodie Wood, Liam O'Loughlin, Ben Burns

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

MD - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Jo

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Mike D

cool climb
the power - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with charlie

The friction seems better and the direct just needs confidence, probably I'll change my mind when trying it however.
howifeel - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with John MacSporran

elyben - Lead - 30/Jun/13

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Jonny Ashton

fantastic to be out in the sun
benkelsey - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with Dawn, Pete Briggs

Dawn_K_B - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Pete Briggs, Ben Kelsey

Fragmod - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

tsl42 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Gaz Hooson

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

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?
treg - Lead dog - 08/Jun/13 with Bird

David_Gledson - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/13

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

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/May/13

Lead after Ben fluffed the first traverse. Great fun belayed everyone in the sun.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Nick Allen, Ben Powrie, Haydn Martin

Tried on Lead, failed to commit, need a healthy dose of MTFU!
BenedictIEP - 2nd rpt - 25/May/13 with Haydn Martin, Nick Allen, Vicky Jennings, Alex Thompson

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.
djones66 - Lead β - 06/May/13 with Stve mc D

Dave traversed right lower, I did the higher variant. Easy after that but the top flake is in a fantastic position.
crispycodd - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with David Tidman

Some excellent moves, a great day in the sun.
Dptidman - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Chris Todd

Coel Hellier - Lead - 01/May/13

John Nuttall - 2nd - 01/May/13 with Coel

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/13

cragtyke - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with john g

sheelba - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

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

cem - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13 with Will Grayson, Paul Baxter

therat - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

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

ColinD - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/13 with Richard

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

Binder - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Hugh T

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/12

Always find this hard. Not sure I'll ever lead it!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 03/Nov/12 with Nik H, SC

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Nick Russell

Those creaky flakes are quite disconcerting!
Nick Russell - 2nd - 27/Oct/12 with Alastair Begley

andysroom - 2nd rpt - 21/Oct/12 with Lizzie

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

HVS Challenge - one of Stanage's best routes.Done it beofore but at least 15 years ago.
migs493 - Lead β - 20/Oct/12 with LO

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Jen Durden

JenDurden - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with TiffTiff

rob.grafton - Lead - 04/Oct/12 with Jim, Phil Evans

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.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/12 with James Oswald

Ace. Rather fun
James Oswald - 2nd - 01/Oct/12 with Colin Angus

Didnt fancy the slotted nut on the Direct... Awesome route either way.
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - Oct/12 with Liam

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Tom Nickols

Becky H - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with Harry Bloxham

First HVS after breaking my leg on one 2 years ago. Quite easy although scared on the crux move. very nice route.
Ian Bell - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Eva

kenneM - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with Davey Luke, ianjfsutcliffe

Wayne S - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

etrillaud - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

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

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

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

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Deacon

nice route, the flake creaks and is awful.
rustaldo - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Peri Stracchino

both of us took turns to lead and second, so two ascents each :-)
pebbles - Lead - 08/Aug/12 with rachel

Boy - Solo - 08/Aug/12

fell
eburki1 - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/12

stevorobs3 - Lead RP - 04/Aug/12 with Xandra

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.
missxandrabee - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Steve

beautiful.
farkas.time - 2nd β - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

hotfeet - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Austen Moulding

fell on crux move,
gd303uk - Lead dnf - 29/May/12 with Alisingo

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Tom Dolden

Tom Doldon - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12 with sam simpson 48

Direct next time.
slacky - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Chris Saunders

Dom Whillans - Lead - 12/May/12 with a.crook

sublime
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Dom and Dog

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/12

Great climbing
Rhythm24 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/12 with MikeCheque

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!
mullermn - Lead RP - 21/Apr/12 with Katie Arbon

Really fun climb with a lot of variety. Tricky reachy traverse in the middle.
smof - 2nd - 21/Apr/12 with Andy Arbon

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.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Andrew Deacon

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

Fragmod - Lead - 25/Mar/12

First outdoor tad of the season !
derekb - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with John hutchinson

JohnHutch - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with DB

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/12

tsjx - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with John Mc, Bruce

soconded myself after leding tower face on a shunt
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 21/Feb/12

minus 5. Cold
david morse - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/12 with lole

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Feb/12

Took leader fall on the first traverse to the large flake. Fell on good gear in the crack.
Double Knee Bar - Lead dnf - 15/Jan/12 with Dave 88

Sean Kelly - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

fifth - 2012

admackie - 2012

jmills94 - Lead O/S - 2012

would not recommend placing gear in flake as very loose
MartinWilliams87 - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/11 with Richard Williams

dickie01 - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Julian King

Hidden - Lead - 07/Nov/11

Matt Cooke - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/11 with Tom Skelhon

Pure Class.
finchelata - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Scot, Pat Saunders

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/11

bwestwood - 2nd - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11

Richard P Coates - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Frank, ianjfsutcliffe

Not really an onsight as had done direct previously.
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Coatesy, Big Frank

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Ben 250

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Bern Hardman

Coel Hellier - Lead - 28/Aug/11

Graeme Gilchrist - Lead - 27/Aug/11 with andy blohm

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

matching the crimp on the lower traverse was nuts
ojp - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Dave

andysroom - 2nd rpt - 20/Aug/11 with Lizzie

samwillo - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with Jay

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Tom Jagger

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/11

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

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/11

SteveM - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Rachael, Kat

spragglerocks - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Steve M

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with liv_the_div

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Rachel S, SteveM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Libby

Didn't place 0.5 cam at base of flake as its loose, used flake as hand hold instead, two good wires lower down.
hellboundblr - Lead - 28/May/11 with Steve P

stevepotter - 2nd - 28/May/11 with Bryan

cat22 - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Mike

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

James S - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with Gemma Smith

shaky2 - Lead - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/11

Dodgy flakes, fun lead though
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

brynmays - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Kye Brooks

brynmays - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Kye Brooks

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 16/Apr/11

bennevis - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead RP - 16/Apr/11

just a great climb.
dodfoster - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with mark

Lovely face/crack climb with big airy step out right. Interesting climb- Tower face direct looks fun too.
Rhys Black - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/11 with Louise benchetrit, Phil Emerson

Martin Haworth - Lead β - 09/Apr/11 with Chris Gooder

got there in the end after borrowing a cam - essential for the traverse over - size 0.5 I think
evhall - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with JamesG

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Mark Sheridan

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...
pebbles - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with ben smith, Martin Haworth

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

cem - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Pete Horn

Awesome route. The lower flake is horrid though, a stronger person than me could pull it clean off!
Mowglee - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Tom Nichols

stevorobs3 - 2nd O/S - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

rurp - Lead O/S - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Alex Mee - TR O/S - 2011

patsaunders - 2nd - 2011

AielSavage - Lead - 2011

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.
gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/10

nic42 - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/10 with dru

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

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

howifeel - 13/Nov/10 with marc, James

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

Sketchy move right at half height
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with James Hoyes

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

Very scary flakes!
Hoyes - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Matt B, Rachel B

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Chris Todd, Ben Lea

Betha. - 2nd - 17/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - 13/Oct/10

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/10 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/10

scary flakes!
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Tanya Savage

kp64zl - Lead - Oct/10

pastep - Lead - 26/Sep/10 with ebf

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Dad

Previously lead in 1993.Found crux moves OK but bold (couldnot get any gear behind flake despite fiddling for ages!)Top crack is great.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Bob/Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

crux bold but good foot holds.
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Michel

Tried the higher traverse, didn't fancy it, reversed and found the lower way was less scary
Pilch - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Helen

TerryLines - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

did in trainers for the fun !
AdamjBailes - 2nd - 17/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - Lead β - 30/Aug/10

Gustav - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Owen, Matt G

Cake - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Jon, Matt

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

lead the 2nd pitch and seconded the 1st and 3rd
Adam Potter - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10

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

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/10

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

Gareth Bowen - 2nd β - 25/Jul/10 with Tom Moores

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...
Hardonicus - 2nd β - 24/Jul/10 with nick a

Ali.B - Lead O/S - Jun/10

ed edwards - Lead O/S - May/10

First climb of the year. A fun climb and thought was easy for the grade, especially once over the crux.
boulderholder - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Paul Taylor

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

Didn't notice any 5a moves, felt lovely throughout!
jack89 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with gaz_jones

Wow!!
gaz_jones - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Jack Gilbert

One fall from traverse back to the finishing flake due to very cold hands.
D Berry - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/10 with jimmynomatesvsmarines

dj_brigham05 - 2nd β - 14/Mar/10

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.
clukins - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Steve Holland

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/10

IAmAStone - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with John Woods

Seymore Butt - 2010

Ahab - Lead dog - 2010

TonyF - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

RossG - 2010

rich_hw - Lead rpt - 2010

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 2010 with Clare

Hidden - Dec/09

Brown - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Solo

fuzzyfelthead - Lead - 29/Oct/09

hrgcb - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/09

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

completed after wondering onto an E2, not fun
peaches69 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with sarah

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 13/Oct/09 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 13/Oct/09 with Mark Williams

great moves and varied climbing class route
leepip - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/09 with hairy tom

really good climb, better than direct in some ways
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/09 with tom martin

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/09 with helen gibson

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.
Batt - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with andrea lewis

Hidden - 2nd β - 13/Sep/09

Loose holds and nothing to recommend it when compared to the many other classic routes that surround it.
Oceanic - 12/Sep/09

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Sarah

vard - 2nd O/S - Sep/09 with gwyn dodd

couldn't commit to layaway up the flake
teflonpete - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/09 with Dave M

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/09

Duncan Skelton - 2nd - 15/Aug/09 with Jamie Marrison

porridgefan - Solo - 07/Aug/09 with Joe Ward

porridgefan - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Joe Ward

mickJ - Lead - 23/Jul/09 with mike b

PaulHermes - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Paul VCCC

PaulHermes - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Stewart VCCC

ebf - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Paul Hermes

David_Gledson - Lead β - 10/Jul/09 with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn

morrisdaboss - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Cecile

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09

barni - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/09 with Strong Jon

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.
Milne - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Steve poole

AngelaC - Lead - 17/Jun/09 with Dieter Cole

Nice, i would give it 3*. DONT PUT GEAR AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FIRST FLAKE - IT IS VERY LOOSE! liked the traverse left.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Tom 'Fennerz' Fenwick

fennerz - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Dan Lane

Coel Hellier - Lead - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jun/09

sgl0jd - 2nd - 04/Jun/09 with Lizzie

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 01/Jun/09 with Mark Ward

Joe Costello - 2nd O/S - Jun/09 with Matt

mrtom - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Roger HSmith

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

mattwyles1 - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

JohnHutch - TR - 28/May/09 with L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/09

nicnic - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Rachael

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/09

Tom_Harding - 2nd O/S - May/09 with Mat

LittleJoe - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Dad

magic_mice - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Andrew Gibbon, Alessandro Bau

Gambit - Sent O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Steve and Rob

wahniel - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Gerd Heinz Bentheim, Stewart McConnell

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/09 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/09

Shauna - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09 with Steve

metal arms - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09

Finally got around to leading it. Wonderful.
AndyM-LVB - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/09 with Nicolas Tardy

galpinos - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Ben

first trad climb after a few weeks of climbing! ages ago!
masonwoods101 - Lead O/S - 2009

koopa - 2009

keith leonard - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

fp219 - 2nd - 2009 with david mason

cymjt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - Dec/08

tatz45 - Lead O/S - Dec/08 with Jamie Tattersall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

Grr...should have been E2! Nice route though.
wilchivs - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

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!
jameswbrae - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Doug

lowersharpnose - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/08 with postmanpat

jcurley - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08 with Mike Buddle

malc - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/08 with Paul S

sara n - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Peter Speed

john lynch - Lead - 27/Sep/08 with Lewis Andrew, rich armour

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/08

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

minaturechris - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Stacey

Fred Sergeant - TR O/S - 20/Sep/08

My first HVS lead!
staceyjg - Lead RP - 20/Sep/08 with Chris Gardner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/08

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
Edd Reed - Lead β - 18/Sep/08 with Donna Mawson

richardhopton - Lead - 14/Sep/08 with AndyM-LVB

Best grit trad climb yet.
AndyM-LVB - 2nd β - 14/Sep/08 with Richard Hopton

gareth scott borthwick - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Heddwyn Fletcher

the route is falling apart
duzinga - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/08

This really is a lovely route
Shauna - 2nd rpt - 20/Aug/08 with Nigel Patching

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.
RocknRoll - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/08 with John Rushby

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/08 with Mike Nuttall

dashitboarder - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with Dad

JWB - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Dan

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

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/08

IanJackson - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/08

Shauna - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/08 with Duz

Wilbur - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Caine

Hidden - 14/Jun/08

phil hay - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/08 with derek kenyon

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Sarah Baker

smudge - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Jim Wiggy

viking - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with wilbur

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 18/May/08 with NCC Kelvin

Andy Moles - 2nd - 17/May/08 with Calum

Castleclimber - 2nd - 11/May/08 with Daniel Leite

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

Matthallinan - Lead - 28/Apr/08 with Jon Winter

Mr Sparkle - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Ben Hayley

b.hayley - Lead - Apr/08

harryjenner - Apr/08

Fantastic climb. Nervy step right on crux but very satisfying once done. Nice moves up the final crack.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Phil

DavidR - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Mar/08

btc - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with elliot hunston

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

johnwilson123 - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

bullybones - 2008

joese7en - Lead O/S - 2008

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Emily

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Nick

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Paul Dewey

andysroom - Lead O/S - Oct/07

joe larner - 2nd - 27/Sep/07

Piers Harley - Lead dnf - 27/Aug/07 with Simon Clark

lazyhopkins - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Jon Lynch

jl - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Brad

climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07

zcapxa5 - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Tom Cattermole

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/07

pulled very gingerly on the rattly flakes, espec after the summer of deluge
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/07

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Charlotte Armitage

Thomas Martin - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with R gray

hardoreVdiffBen - Lead O/S - 26/May/07

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.
Duncan Skelton - Lead β - 20/May/07 with Paul O'Toole

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

Went to lead, but was phased by the sight of the step right and creaking flake. Kai stepped in.
Duncan Skelton - 2nd - 19/May/07 with Kai Green

Jim Vach - Lead O/S - 12/May/07 with Tim Dorsett

James B - Lead - 14/Apr/07 with Phil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Mick B - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Steve Pritchard

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

JPGR - 2nd - 02/Mar/07 with Daniel

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/07 with jon redshaw

mankrambler - Lead - 04/Feb/07 with Dan Jaeggi

JPGR - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/07 with Daniel

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Shauna - 2nd O/S - Feb/07 with tommytwotone

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Duncan I - 2007

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/06

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with Andy

A Crook - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/06 with Matt

Hidden - TR - Oct/06

bobette - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/06 with paul

stuart100 - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/06 with Ian Brown

That flake is getting more creaky every time
adam carless - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/06 with PaulF, CaralynR

was happy on the moves, until the flake first moved, then groaned. shrieked like a banshee and returned to the ground!
Caralynh - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/06 with Adam Carless

After failing to lead, went back to second this
Caralynh - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/06 with Adam Carless

dpurf - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/06 with Patrick

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/06

Bry - 05/Aug/06 with Tom Brittain

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/06

Jack Symmons - Lead - Jul/06 with Nina

Andy Chubb - 09/Jun/06 with Steve Goodman

Tom M Williams - 2nd - 04/Jun/06 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/06

ArnaudG - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/05 with Karl Walton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/05

jamiev - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/05 with Chris the Tall

Chris the Tall - 2nd rpt - 09/Oct/05 with Jamie V

danm - Lead - Oct/05 with Dan Critchley

erica - 2nd - 04/Sep/05 with Chris

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Chris

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

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 17/Jul/05 with John Inkpen

max_chan - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Lou

leon - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Andy Wright

Gman - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Eamon

Charlie Williams - Lead O/S - May/05 with Chris Sloan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/05

John Marsland - Lead - 23/Apr/05 with Darrell Small

chrissloan84 - Lead O/S - Jan/05 with Stu

soveda - 2nd - 2005

Stone Muppet - 2005

Lower flake moves!
Ian Hamer - Lead O/S - 2005 with Mog

Chris M - 2005

drysori - Lead - 2005

r0b - Lead β - 13/Nov/04 with Andy Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/04

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/04

SteveM - Lead - 30/Aug/04 with ED

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/04

Whealiebob - Lead - 09/May/04 with Chris

shoulderbreaker - 2nd O/S - 09/May/04 with Luke Foulger

Lev - 2nd O/S - 04/May/04 with Andrew Bitmead

Nicos - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with mark richardson

Sankey - 2nd - Apr/04 with Luke

Ben1983 - Lead rpt - 2004

Fire Marshall - Lead O/S - 2004 with Salamanda

Hidden - Lead dog - 2004

A hugely memorable route.
Stig - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/03 with Geraldine Lawless

Alaric - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/03 with Isabel B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/03

furry - 2nd - 28/Jun/03 with Phil B

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - Jun/03 with Mike Bottomley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03

steveP - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Ed Coote

kato'sdad - Lead - 11/May/03 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - 11/May/03 with Jon Berry

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/03

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Dad

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 23/Mar/03 with John Parrott

shoulders - Lead - 23/Mar/03 with paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 2003

adam carless - 2nd O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Aug/02

sims - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/02 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/02

Different Steve - Lead rpt - Jul/02 with Pete Krug

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

Hidden - 2002

mcb - Lead O/S - 2002 with Marc

cjphillips - 2nd - Nov/01

cem - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/01 with Sally Dipple

PenJD - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/01 with Tim Stallard

Sketchy gear at the bottom, but not really all that difficult. Traverse + top flake brilliant!
Ragnaar - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/01 with martin hirons

GrahamHP - 2nd - Jul/01

kp64zl - Lead - Jun/01 with Simon M

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/01

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
Pete Nugent - TR - 20/May/01 with Rob Hodgkinson

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 12/May/01 with Steve Wild

akhughes - Lead O/S - May/01 with Emma Hughes

Very wet
Paul-Michael - TR O/S - 11/Nov/00

Paul Boardman - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/00

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/00 with Adrian Perry, Chris Clark

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/00

Monk - Lead O/S - 2000

tlr - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2000

dan gibson - 2000

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2000 with Adrian Whitehall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/99

Ropeboy - Lead - 17/Jun/99

BlueJohn - 2nd - 13/Jun/99 with Dieago

alex_th - Lead O/S - 08/May/99

Simon Pearce - 1999

jfmchivall - 1999

jfmchivall - 1999

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/98

chris sm - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/98 with Andy Robinson

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/98

Chris the Tall - Lead rpt - Jun/98

bigphil - Lead O/S - 19/May/98 with Phil R

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 15/Feb/98

martroberts - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/97

Reds - 2nd O/S - 29/May/97 with Sezer

My 1st HVS climbed!
Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/97 with Martin Hore

Mark Riley - Lead rpt - 1997

JonBray - Lead O/S - 1997

Phil West - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/96 with David Atherton

Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/96 with Alan Nuttall

Hidden - TR - 16/Jun/96

Budge - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/96 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/96

Mark Riley - 2nd - 1996 with Richard Ibberson

ChrisJD - Lead - 05/Nov/95 with rc

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/95

Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/95 with Olivia Horner

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/95

Phil West - Lead O/S - Jul/95 with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/95

repeated in 2003 and 2010, Still my favourite stanage hvs and the flakes still there.
colin milton - Lead - 10/May/95 with eric milton

Was VS 5a when I led it. First VS lead.
tracyclimber - Lead - 05/May/95

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 1995

An early HVS.
BruceW - Lead O/S - 1995 with Julian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1995

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/94

Daniel Wrightson - Lead - 15/Oct/94 with Dave

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/94

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with Steven Delderfield

Rich Kirby - Lead - 10/Oct/93

Andy Park
daprince - 2nd - 22/Sep/93

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/93

cragspud - 2nd - Sep/93

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 21/Aug/93 with Malcolm Macpherson

Hidden - Solo - 01/Aug/93

Podling - Lead - Jul/93

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/93

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 21/May/93 with mik

Hidden - Solo - 24/Apr/93

John Marsland - 2nd - 13/Mar/93 with Dave Mould

Hidden - Lead - 1993

IanD353 - Lead O/S - 1993

Roget - Solo rpt - 13/Oct/92

Mick King - Lead - 02/Jul/92 with Simon Walsh

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jul/92 with Dave Gurney

ChrisJD - Lead - 13/Jun/92 with ChrisC

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/91 with Ian Taylor

ste_d - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/91 with mik

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/91

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/91

leathers - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/91 with James Thomas

Mal Grey - Lead O/S - 1991

Gudge - 2nd O/S - 1991 with MUMC

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/90 with derek johnson

adi bryant - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/90

rob.grafton - 2nd - 14/Oct/90 with Bruce

malc - Lead - 15/Sep/90

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/90

Neil R - 2nd - 24/Jul/90 with Richard W

Richard Weller - TR - 15/Jul/90

Andy Say - Solo - 03/Jul/90

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/90

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/90

babymoac - 2nd - 18/May/90 with MTW

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

NeilGriffiths - 1990

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Roget - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/89 with jim

Enjoyed seconding it so much I went back and soloed it
Gambit - Solo RP - 06/Nov/88 with Adam and Phil

surfbish - Lead O/S - Jun/88

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 03/May/88 with Dave Forster

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Hidden - 1988

First HVS lead!
J R R Hartley - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/87 with Pete Beasley

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 04/Jul/87

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/87

Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 1987

chrisrogers - 2nd O/S - Oct/86 with Steve J

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/86

steve prior - Lead - Jun/86 with Chris S

sadams - Lead - 03/May/86 with Mark Bonham

John Marsland - 2nd - 29/Aug/85 with George Shaw

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/85

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/85

GordonHart - Solo O/S - 1985

Hidden - Lead - 1985

mark-abz - TR - 16/Sep/82 with Andy W

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Jun/82 with Andy Bond

andy gittins - 1982

Hammy - 2nd - 20/Jun/81 with Rob Lawson

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 12/Aug/79 with Paul Clark

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 14/Jul/77 with Neil Gregory

Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/May/77 with Alan

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 07/May/77

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 28/Mar/76 with Pete Minks

rogerskews - 1973

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 10/Oct/71

bob@daysmill - 2nd O/S - 1971

mikej - Lead - 05/Oct/69 with E

mikej - Lead - 26/May/68 with Mike Lewis

rob.grafton - 2nd - 0000 with Bruce

rob.grafton - 2nd - 0000 with Bruce

rob.grafton - 2nd - 0000 with Bruce

rob.grafton - 2nd - 0000 with Bruce

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VS0 of 134
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hard 5b0 of 130
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