Rockfax Description
A continuous crack running the full height of the buttress. It is safe but awkward, especially towards the top. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Wide Cracks, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, UK road to wide crack mastery.

tomcoomber 10/Oct 2nd dog
with Sam Clifford
Droyd 06/Sep Lead O/S

Started up Ritornel but it looked shit and badly protected, this was awful though.

Fat Andy Heff 06/Sep 2nd
with Droyd
Caitlin 13/Aug Lead dog
alaster tonge 23/Jul Lead dog
with Assad Lahlou
Deezel65 20/Jul 2nd O/S


Hidden 20/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jul Lead dnf
Hidden 17/Jul 2nd RP
Baggie 25/Jun Lead

A good climb to grunt and swear your way up.

GregClixby 09/Jun Lead O/S
SGD 05/Jun 2nd

Tough but good, another one to practice wide technique on.

with Tim
Darrell Read 05/Jun Lead O/S
mattx1123 05/Jun 2nd

More jamming required!

Stukaill 24/May 2nd dog

In the dark. First off width experience.

ColinD 17/May 2nd

Stay out of it.

with Keith
Jamesmoly 16/May Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May Lead
FlavioL1989 10/Apr Solo O/S
DHHZ 09/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar Lead O/S
YamCam 25/Mar 2nd
with Matthew Broughton
Robin Nichols 01/Nov/15 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with robin
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead β
Garnham 25/Oct/15 2nd
atom 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Off-width training

Paul Hy 25/Oct/15 Lead dnf

its a tough one this!! i'll be back.

St0neMonkey 25/Oct/15 2nd
with atom
Martin Bagshaw 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Martin Weißmann
TGreen 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
ASchwirtz 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
lizzie789 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with kp64zl
John Higgs 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead
kp64zl ?/Aug/15 Lead

faffed about committing to the thrutchy moves

with Liz D
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead dog
ralphio 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tallginge 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with ralph
climbingrick 12/May/15 Lead O/S
will_benfold 04/May/15 2nd O/S
with Keith
TomRiddelsdell 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Horton 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
craig.england1 ??/2015 2nd

Almost made the lead

benkelsey 10/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with rory wadsworth, Shaun Humphreys
ruairidhwad ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Shaun Humphreys, Ben Kelsey
planetmarshall 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
rich_hw 05/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/14 2nd β
shouter 26/May/14 Lead
Paul Baxter 18/May/14 Lead O/S

A slow and careful approach meant most off-widthing was avoided. Felt really nice in places.

wyzfen 18/May/14 2nd O/S
Radical-G 06/May/14 Lead O/S
stuart90 16/Apr/14 -
with Laura Thompson
Climbslikeaduck ?/Apr/14 2nd

with Vladimir Zholobenko
jshields 01/Dec/13 Lead
MikeDowsett 01/Dec/13 2nd
LJC 15/Nov/13 Lead
with Theo
Rich Malcolm 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Steve Pritchard
Pete Rigby 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Chasqui Patter, Joe Rigby
Paul Eckton 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Joshua Leak
markfairbank 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Anne Gumbley 26/Aug/13 2nd
Johnny B Diggerman 10/Aug/13 2nd dog

Some tricky moves, quite awkward off width crack, needed to rest near the top, harder than first assumed.

with Dan L
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd dog
TP 21/Jul/13 Lead
with Dave M
deacondeacon 10/Jul/13 Solo O/S

A bit worrying on the solo but it's all there thankfully

mickd 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S

A very good route. Tricky and worth doing.

Hidden 22/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jack89 09/Jun/13 Lead dog

Pretty messy, great jams, unassumingly hard!

Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd
gaz_jones 09/Jun/13 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 01/Jun/13 Lead dog


Batt 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S

More thrutching

amccann 31/May/13 2nd O/S
howifeel 25/May/13 Lead O/S

the easier of the twae, more a holds than cleft version of the two.

with Lee
Jimbo C 12/May/13 Lead O/S

Sustained and awkward. Very grit. HVS 5a?

with Chris
giuly 02/May/13 2nd dog
with Neil Shephard
alastairbegley 20/Apr/13 Lead dog
with David West
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
DanielGyi 20/Apr/13 Lead
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden 08/Dec/12 2nd
masa-alpin 18/Nov/12 2nd β

Nice off-width. Worth doing, definitely.

with Simon P
Hidden 18/Nov/12 Lead
BethanWhite 21/Oct/12 2nd
with Sam Turton
rooftops 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 20/Oct/12 2nd
with Monika Inkpen
Paul Hy 10/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Dom
joedoherty 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S


with Josh Rigby
Mr Fuller 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
chrisbussell 18/Sep/12 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Rob Davies 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
Hoyes 14/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Batt 14/Aug/12 Lead dog

Awkward and not good on a muggy evening

Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hannes B 12/Jul/12 Solo O/S
bobstones 17/Jun/12 2nd O/S
waynem1985 17/Jun/12 Lead
moberg 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 23/May/12 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 21/May/12 Lead rpt
Oceanic 06/May/12 -
tompilgrem 20/Mar/12 2nd β
bobpilgrem 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Matt/Tom
Matt Harle 20/Mar/12 Lead
Ollie B 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with S.Bennett
Falko 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Al W.
Jake Young 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Johny R
JRae 30/Oct/11 2nd
J.Atkins 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
J.Atkins 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
flatland_warrior 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
SteveJCox 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Tom Cox
Martin Davies 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Martin Davies 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Smart
WillDoyle 29/Sep/11 2nd

Seb's first lead, in trainers.

climbingrev 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Solid, if a little rounded VS. Thankfully decided not to push up the layback , relying on what looked like a positive edge from below (horrible rounded sloping thing in reality!). Good climbing.

Hidden 18/Sep/11 Lead dog
pr1984 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Aug/11 2nd
RagingSphere 10/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with Josh
dbarmbs 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Neil McAlister
w.pettet-smith 29/Jun/11 Solo
with me myself and pies
simoncov 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ross Remnant
mikehenesy 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nice route, do remember enjoying it don't remember the 5a move though. Well worth a couple of stars.

with Tim Reynolds
pearson9596 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
timreynolds 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 29/May/11 2nd rpt
with jim
Jim Malo 29/May/11 Lead O/S

In the end. Tough.

with Barry
benwhit 11/May/11 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 02/May/11 Solo O/S
maherp 01/May/11 2nd
with Tim Perkin
fatbuoybazza 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with deborah
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
chris wyatt 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S

A late day struggle. Almost did it elegantly

with steve tree
Hidden 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Si Croft 26/Mar/11 Lead

tougher than it looked

with Jos
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 12/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd
Tony Holdsworth 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Dave Smith
thekendo 09/Jan/11 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Steven Andrews 14/Nov/10 2nd
with Richard Lines
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Solo O/S
HIGHTOWER 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Hannah
Tightsgirl 16/Oct/10 2nd
Sgt. Vest 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 18/Sep/10 2nd

Harder than it looks

with Woody
Alaric 12/Sep/10 TR O/S

Hard - wouldn't like to lead

with Ed, Neil
Ed Griffin 12/Sep/10 TR dog

The crack is wide at the top with little footing and rounded off holds. You have to pull up awkwardly. I struggled with this bit.

with Neill Turner, Alaric
Pete Randall 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Albie, Richard B
Hidden 24/Aug/10 2nd β
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
thomasmouse 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S
edmitchell 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd
pebbles 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

alis choice for wrm up, bizarely, as she claims to hate thrutchy climbs, off-widths and jamming. and this is all of the above.

frume 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Nicky Shaw, Steve Harby
Monkey_Alan 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd
Lumbering Oaf 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Did a splendid seal impression at top :D

with Simon Caldrick
Dave Foster 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S

Better than it looks.

with Alex
alexyoung 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Some nice moves mixed with thrutchy madness.

tedburt 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Pete Hayes
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Solo
Strong Steve 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
RichardMc 25/Jul/09 2nd
with Alan Mountford
Brown 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Adam Potter 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mol 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Jesse
Jesse Dufton 14/Jun/09 Lead
simonp ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
DafSWMC 24/May/09 2nd O/S

Offwidth fun.

with Eefu
gav 23/May/09 2nd RP

Tried the lead. Got over first hard section with an almighty struggle, then wussed out of the top section with a couple of metres to go as couldn't commit to the pull. Did it without too much issue on 2nd.

with Dave
dknibb 23/May/09 Lead
with Gavin
Chris Craggs 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with Steve Cunnington
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
Tim W 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Kirill 29/Mar/09 2nd
with Alex Cowan
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Feb/09 2nd
RCrockford 03/Jan/09 Lead dnf
with Graham
Calder 03/Jan/09 2nd dnf
with Richard
laurenb66 ??/2009 Lead
with Franck
SteveM 16/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Alicia
French Erick 28/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Shauna 24/Sep/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Shauna 22/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Steve
Anna Horrox 17/Aug/08 Lead dog
clive-greenwood 17/Aug/08 2nd
with Anna
M_W_Court 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead
kitkat78 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 28/Jun/08 Lead
with Kat
Matthallinan 24/Jun/08 Lead
with Jon Winter
Hidden 24/Jun/08 TR
Hidden 07/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
leepip ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S

quite awkward near the top

with tom davies
Andrew Sloan 25/May/08 2nd O/S
with Steve Grove
Pilch 20/May/08 Lead O/S

a fun packed route

with Graham
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd rpt
Little AndyH 05/May/08 Lead dnf

Green and slimy cracks, we gave up after about 2 falls each and abbed off to get gear

with Dan Jackson
daveclarke5 03/May/08 Lead dog

Desperate struggle

with Andy
Bristoldave 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with ewan
Ewan Richards 09/Mar/08 2nd
with Dave6
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Solo
sdht ??/2008 -
Joe Noake 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Ed had a real problem with this one... followed by me having a mare trying to get his last (oversized) cam out...

Ed Throp 15/Sep/07 Lead


with joe noake
Hidden 12/Sep/07 Lead β
wahniel 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Stewart McConnell
Hidden 08/Aug/07 2nd dog
matthewss 04/Aug/07 2nd
with Miles
duzinga 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Very awkward climb

with Pete
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 05/May/07 2nd dog
Hidden 01/May/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 08/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Will Hunt 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S

Seem to remember having it clean but may be mistaken. To a poor jammer it was a fight.

with CheshireClimber
Jim Vach 01/Apr/07 -
with Tim Dorsett
Shaw Brown 25/Mar/07 2nd
with simon blythe
sasmojo 18/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with zephr
Stig 04/Feb/07 Lead rpt
with Cris + Tim
timothee ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/06 TR
dan gibson 24/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with martina
Hidden 08/Oct/06 2nd rpt
colin milton 11/Sep/06 Lead
with shaun l
Hidden 25/Aug/06 2nd dog
Harry The Owl 07/Jun/06 2nd dog

Another mini epic. What a flippin pump. Possible contender for Hardest VS ever!

with Jon Hobbs
leon ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Mutl3y 27/May/06 Lead dnf
with Iggy
Iggy_B 27/May/06 2nd
with Nick
Hidden 05/May/06 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Nicos 11/Dec/05 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 15/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Stig 09/Oct/05 2nd rpt
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden 21/Aug/05 2nd O/S
SMc 20/Jun/05 -
with Anne
cem 15/May/05 2nd
with Hans, Eric Olson
Stig 04/May/05 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Shad ?/May/05 Lead
Mike Lee 21/Apr/05 Lead dog

Mike’s climb…. apart from the book saying about the ‘technical, complex or trick move’ it also says ‘awkward especially towards the top’. Once more – it was! Poor old Mike got up to the midway ledge with some heroic & athletic moves, with his protection now at his feet level, but he couldn’t make the ‘technical, complex or trick move’ needed to get past the next problem! So after several attempts at moving on and then hanging around by only his left hand…. He admitted defeat and asked Lizzie to go up and top rope him past the problem. Liz obliged and dashed up to chuck the rope at him, to enable Mike to step out round and up past the difficult bit, which was ‘especially awkward’! Once that step was done Mike finished the route mumbling about ‘wussiness’ and the like!

with Jim
chris warner ?/Aug/04 2nd
with duncan barton
LoopyLou ?/Aug/04 Lead
with WOTR
mel holmes ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jun/02 2nd O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 -
reg_measures 31/Oct/01 2nd
kp64zl ?/May/01 2nd
with Piers
Ropeboy 01/Oct/00 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Lead
Blod 15/Jul/00 Lead β

Real sandbag at S.

runestone 15/Jul/00 2nd
with jeff
runestone 15/Jul/00 2nd
with jeff
runestone 15/Jul/00 2nd
with jeff
timreynolds 06/May/95 Lead O/S
with Gary Jackson
Scott McRae 07/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
Andy Say 23/Sep/89 Solo
Chris Ellis 10/Jul/80 2nd
with Andy Reynolds
Andy Fielding 30/May/80 Solo
Mark Kemball 11/Jun/78 Solo
Derek Ryden ??/1975 Lead O/S
mikej 25/Mar/73 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/65 Lead
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