Taurus Crack* VS 4c
[1 of 53 photos from May Bank Holiday at Stanage - see the others in Stanage album at https://www.facebook.com/KragRags, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
The flake-crack in the left-hand edge of the smooth wall gives short-lived fun is but quite arduous and high in the grade. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Photo: 1 of 53 photos from May Bank Holiday at Stanage - see the others in Stanage album at https://www.facebook.com/KragRags © Bilbo
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This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Stiff little layback and hard to protect without huge gear.
Ian Hylands - 2nd β - 23/Aug/15 with Sarah Lee, Antonio Ferra

Luckily had Graeme's big cams to hand, you have to be up for the solo without them.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15 with Christof

Montecore - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/15

john max - 2nd - 06/Aug/15 with Sean Nugent

Antonio Ferra - Lead O/S - Aug/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/15

Bring big cams otherwise youre going soloing until just below the top. Must have jammed near every limb in the crack all at once.
andyevans - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/15

thought it was going to be vdiff from the ground!
theomoore - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/15

gpcomps - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Mark L

Hard work but over soon enough. Not well protected unless monster cams available. A fall could be bad for the back...
MarkLoveday - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with greg partridge

FlavioL1989 - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/15

Braintax - Lead O/S - Apr/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/15

Flake not as positive as I'd expected. Would be a nasty one to fall on.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/15 with Nik

Bit of a fight, but good stuff. Textbook grit VS.
ianstevens - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Ed Tonkin

morganator - Solo - 01/Sep/14 with Tony Stone, Tom Bridgeland

admackie - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with chris palmer

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/14

Glad I backed off the solo on this one, tougher then it looks - good knee jams though :)
charley - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Ange, Kev

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Charley's lead. Only reason I managed to get this clean is because you can stick your knee in and just sit there!!! What an awkward pumpy climb...sort of fun in a way once it was finished but I was soooooo thrashed when I finished, had to really work for this one. Definitely not a warm up route!!! I found it more testing than Right Unconquerable!!
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 14/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/14

Brown - Solo - 09/Mar/14 with Lily

Dan Arkle - 2014

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Katie

andy jennings - 2nd - 08/Sep/13 with Mr. Lovatt

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Dennis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

mrginna - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with John, Jack Bramhall

jack01 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with John, lan

natalio - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Alex S

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

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

Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Deacon

Didn't have a big enough cam for the crack but put a cam in a horizontal break 6" from the top as the direct finish mantle was a little worrying. Nice route, shame it's not twice as long.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 03/Nov/12

Good fun, massive handholds make it secure
BenNorman - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/12

Ollie B - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12 with B.Brewer

Tough 4c
harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/12

Short interesting lay back
ClareG - TR - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/12

VS with a big cam. Without would definitely be pretty necky.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Mark

tsjx - 2nd - 18/Mar/12 with John Mc, Bruce

Hidden - 2012

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Oct/11

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

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 16/Sep/11

philboy - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with bisanth

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/11

Mark Dennison - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Dawn

steve_yo - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with smacks, jojo

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/10

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

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Jul/10

Hidden - TR - 28/May/10

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Arun Thomas

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Pete H

arunthomas - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Mark C

really glad that i had a size five friend, although, In its highest position i still got a good few feet above it before other gear became apparent.
gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Flicka

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/09

More worrying than i had though on the solo
Mattyk - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Jo, Ali K, Jamie Moss

Stig - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Jonathan Teale

BicepAndrews - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Keith Peck

had seconded many years ago. was my first climb outside. wouldn't say its a great route really and unprotected on lead.
keithpeck - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with James Andrews

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jul/09

PenJD - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Jenny Williams

schaff - Lead O/S - May/09

metal arms - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/09

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

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/08

markbenton - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08 with ggawthrope

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08

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

Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 31/May/08

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Jamie

Ed Booth - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead β - 26/Jan/08

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/07 with gareth buckley

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with steven elson

Hidden - Solo - 15/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

schaff - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Zindy

Sidekick - Lead O/S - Oct/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/06 with solo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/06

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

It looks like a chockstone has recently appeared, very useful.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Pali

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/06

arin78 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Mark

Andy Chubb - 09/Jun/06 with Steve Goodman

simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Allan Watson

Hidden - Solo - Dec/05

ChrisJD - 2nd - 15/May/05 with rc

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/05

Theeni - Lead - 15/May/05 with Will Perry

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 01/May/05 with Kiwi Jon

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/05 with Duncan Willey

SteveM - 2nd - 10/Apr/05 with Keith

Only HS in the BMC guide. It was desperate for that grade!
Irk the Purist - Lead O/S - 2005 with Rachel Scott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/04

BicepAndrews - 2nd - 2004 with Pete Krug

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/02 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/02

Hidden - 2002

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - May/01 with Steve J

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/97

Iain Thow - Lead - 09/Oct/96 with Dave Walch

craig h - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/95

nai - Lead - 1995

leathers - 1991

Andy Say - Solo - 03/Oct/89

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

babymoac - Lead - 08/Nov/81 with Maddy R

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/79

mikej - Solo - 08/Sep/69 with E

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