The Little Unconquerable* HVS 5a
10m. The left-hand crack is a mild test of fist-jamming. Thought by some to be the hardest of the three, though it isn't! © ROCKFAX
FA. Joe Brown 1953

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

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Easy once I'd realised not to jam and just layback to the jugs!
Mowglee - Lead dog - 27/Sep/14 with Ali

It's little alright
julesmckim - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Mickie Streule

Andy Fielding - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Paul Wright

goddamm7 - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with andy fielding

Should probably learn how to jam Ben...
Alex Hallam - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Ben Corbey

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/14

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Ben Ochner, Little Chris

Brown - Lead - 21/Jun/14 with Lily

Budge - Lead O/S - 02/May/14 with James from the Club, Ade

kp64zl - 2nd - May/14 with Julian M

quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Dan M

Ian led, me and Dan seconded. Ian climbed all three unconquerables in a day! Well done ian!
MichaelGallimore - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Ian crook

LJC - Lead - 15/Nov/13 with Theo

Paul Eckton - Lead dog - 14/Sep/13 with Joshua Leak

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with Andrew Deckon

Michael Allday - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Helene Roe

Hidden - 2013

Chris Hind - 2013

Good route with solid jams! I wished it'd be longer. I found this to be two grades easier than Green Crack (VS), Ramshaw (which I felt is a bit undergraded, to be fair); this is solid VS 5a.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Simon P

kenneM - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with ianjfsutcliffe

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Kenny

Took about 40 seconds. Nice couple of moves. Sadly very little.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with W. Morgan

A few pulls on jugs, an arm bar, a jam or two and Bob's your unkle! Enjoyable.
Misha - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Ed

Short but sharp then eases.
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Misha

Gudge - 2nd O/S - Sep/12 with Pete Staves

one cam, laybacked on the right. Real shame it isnt longer, i found it the easiest of three.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with deacon

Didn't use proper fists, open-handed jams sufficed. Pretty hard at the grade. Surely 5b?
Cake - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with John Cooper

Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Boy - Solo - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/12

john lynch - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with adam harrison

Apharri - 2nd β - 16/Apr/12 with John Lynch

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/12

mark schramm - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

A wee tough nut.
Falko - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Steve M, Al W.

nickdonohue - Lead - Mar/12 with Emma Grant

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

Sean Kelly - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2012

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Jake Young

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Chris

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Tom Skelhon

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Alan

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 15/Oct/11 with Liam Ingram

allyrocke - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Liam Ingram

Liam Ingram - Lead dog - 15/Oct/11 with Jamie Sparkes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Andy Gibson, Rob Thomas

Fran S8 - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jun/11

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Jamie

JamieSparkes - Lead β - 26/Jun/11 with Doug, Nick

Need to do more fist jamming
mark20 - Lead β - 20/Jun/11

JRae - Lead - 20/Jun/11 with M Rankie

M_W_Court - Lead β - 20/Jun/11 with Jonny Rae

Hidden - Jun/11

Chris Wright - Lead - 31/May/11

Ace, good fist jams an felt quite airy once up on the hanging crack
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with jim

Jim Malo - 2nd dog - 29/May/11 with Barry

tony wood - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Paul Greenhead, Andrew Porter

tlmarjot - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/11 with Ben Lea

Hard work! Didn't manage to use the size 4 cam, although the size 3.5 was useful. Good jams if you search for them!
madasten - Lead - 12/Mar/11 with Miquel

a tough little gem.. quite commiting entering the hanging crack but once your in the holds are there... brilliant..
gazfellows - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with shaun d

David Smith - 2011

size 5 cam helped
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with J.Monypenny

Steep but a couple of decent jams to be found.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with Peter Harris

Couldn't find a fist jam - went left arm in to the armpit which seemed to work!
Richard Gilbert - 2nd - 21/Aug/10 with Haydn Gaukroger

Wider than fists, definitely bring a #4 camelot.
haydng - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Richard Gilbert

thekendo - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Chung-Hsien Cheng

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10

mackay780 - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with H washbrook

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Andy Blain

slacky - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10 with Duncan

last climb of day and too strenuous for me. even so climb felt v.bold as hard to protect crack without loads of large cams.
mark4344 - Lead dnf - 22/May/10 with andreas and matt, Andreas, Matt Payne, Nick Coles

ed edwards - Lead O/S - May/10

felt a bit pokey.
Ian Broome - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Tom

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

Seymore Butt - 2010

TonyF - 2010

pigeonslipper - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Dec/09

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Nov/09

easy but painful fist jams (long sleeves essential). One/two move wonder.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Neil and Chris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Phil Ward

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Joe (Hotrock)

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/09

really nice moves once I'd found the right point to jam.
JamieSparkes - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/09 with Dave Spencer

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Will Horton, Jon Pownall, Dave Spencer

Rob's lead. Fall on crux. Horrible route!
ChuckstarUK - 2nd dog - 14/Jun/09 with Nicola and Rob

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jun/09

Chris Craggs - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09 with Dave Vincent

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/08 with Thomas Dixon

Laybacking more than jamming, good route.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/08

Not that hard!
Stig - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Dave

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with James

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08 with Dave Pattinson

French Erick - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with LAK, Burnsie

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

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

Pete Graham - Lead - 28/Sep/08 with Malcolm Scott

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

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

Skell - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Kelvin

jw231 - 2nd dog - 15/Aug/08 with Al Benson

al99 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with James Whitlock

too knackered to get anywhere on this after seconding left and right inconquerables. Called it a day and lowered off. And the crack is far too wide for fist jamming unless you have hands like a boxer - the guy who finished off after me laybacked it, which looked much more sensible.
pebbles - 2nd dnf - 02/Aug/08 with alan walmsley

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

Matthallinan - Lead dog - 24/Jun/08 with Jon Winter

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Steve Grove

Ouch
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 20/May/08 with Graham

Andy Moles - 2nd - 16/May/08 with Calum

CalumC - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with Andy Moles

DannyK - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with pep

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/08

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/08 with Nicos

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

wahniel - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Stewart McConnell

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/May/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/May/07

proper thuggy fist jamming, unfortunately it's all over too fast.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 21/May/07 with Nick Smith - UKC

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Dave Taylor

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - TR dnf - 29/Oct/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/06 with solo

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/06

Pythonist - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/06 with Luke Brooks

Jez - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Maybe_Si

ChrisJD - 2nd - 23/Jul/06 with rc

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/06

oldmanrivers - Lead - 2006

what i loada shite was to tired to fininsh
01wills - Lead dnf - 2006 with David Radly

kevinknights - 2nd dog - 20/Nov/05 with Ginger Tom

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

shark - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/05

cem - 2nd - 07/Sep/03 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/01

Ropeboy - Lead - 24/Apr/00

tlr - 2nd - 2000 with Chris Harvey

dan gibson - 2000

1st lead fall - scary route
snowy_woodruff - Lead - 17/Oct/99

Simon Pearce - 1999

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/98 with Nicky

Hidden - Solo - 23/Sep/95

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 07/May/95 with Matt Hirst

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/93

Pete Nugent - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/92 with Ian Makin

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/91

Roget - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/91 with jim, jon

babymoac - Lead - 16/Jun/90 with Alan S

Bit short
howifeel - Lead O/S - 1990 with Stevoe

steve taylor - Lead - Jul/88 with stumpy

surfbish - Lead O/S - Jun/88

stp - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/86

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 04/May/83 with Paul Clark

Mark Kemball - Solo - 12/May/82

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