Rockfax Description
Start as for Wing Buttress to the flake-crack that runs up to the overhang. About face, flop across the gap, and swing rapidly round the arete to easy ground. Weird and not recommended for the short who may end up with a cleft skull! © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1953

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide).

Nick1812P 25/Oct Lead rpt
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct 2nd
Sam Simpson 22/Sep Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
Dave Turnbull, BMC 22/Sep -
Luke Jones 19/Sep 2nd
with Graham
Andrew Barker 10/Sep Solo rpt

Once palming off the roof and once falling straight across.

Hidden 22/Aug 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Aug Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug AltLd
TobyA 01/Aug 2nd β
with TonyB
TonyB 01/Aug Lead O/S

20 of 24 on attempted VS challenge

with TobyA
Hidden 18/Jul Lead rpt
bullwinkle 18/Jul 2nd rpt
with Bart
keitht 11/Jul 2nd

Dewi is 5ft 6 and seemed to manage OK. To be fair I think it was easier for me at 6 ft.... Unlikely route but fun.

with Dewi Turton
dewiturton 11/Jul Lead
with keitht
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun Lead O/S

17 Falling towards a hold isn't a natural move to make, getting your feet to follow suit then adds interest, good fun.

with Paul Deane
MYox 07/Jun Lead O/S

Weird and wonderful.

jonhowson 07/Jun 2nd O/S

It's all in your head, I reached and I'm a short arse.

with Mark
jshields 30/May 2nd


with Mike Irwin, Jonathan Harrison
Hidden 28/May Lead
ChrisBrooke 23/May Lead O/S

Enjoyed this. The initial slab moves were more interesting than the top half, which is straight forward for the lanky and flexible.

with Duncan Bell
Dan Hostford 23/May Solo O/S
morganator 21/May Solo O/S
soph 21/May Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May 2nd O/S
Chris M 10/May AltLd
alaster tonge 06/Apr Lead dnf

Fell off

with Assad Lahlou
Tom Pillow 05/Apr Lead

such a fun route, love the dyno!

with David Pillow
mattpw 04/Apr Lead O/S

Great fun! A committing leap required which is quite a stretch for the short!

with Nick Butler
kp64zl ?/Apr Lead

For me the crux was the technical slab, which was rather green.

with Julian M
Ropeboy 06/Mar Lead

Odd but delightful climb. A tricky slab leads to a remarkable move across the gap. Managed to walk one hand across the roof till I was committed to the 'fall'. A one off :-)

Hidden ??/2015 Lead G/U
robgixer ??/2015 -
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo rpt

100 IAD No. 63 - I love this route!

Hidden 07/Sep/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ralphio 18/Jun/14 2nd

Nice technical climbing to start. Dont have to be lanky to do the crux move over the chimney.

with Nik
tom_lewis89 18/Jun/14 TR
Mayaculpa 03/Jun/14 2nd

Fell off the traverse, sucessful second attemp, could get to like it.

with Nik, Chris_P
Colin Scotchford 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Andrew Barker 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Si
eburki1 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
john max 29/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Mike Hewitt ?/Sep/13 Lead β
Matt Cooke 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Paul Hy 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Lance - USA
JayAsh ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Solo
shaunhumphreys 05/Jun/13 2nd O/S

good lead by jem!

with Jem
Hidden 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
joemallia 03/Jun/13 2nd rpt
masa-alpin 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Managed to bridge.

with Tom B newbie
Graeme Hammond 06/Apr/13 Solo rpt

date might be wrong,but soloed about this date

sopaz 02/Mar/13 2nd
Palmer 02/Mar/13 Lead

Fun. deserves more than 1 star surly?

bullwinkle 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Bart
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
max_chan 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Carty
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
jwpil 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
deacondeacon 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Mr. K 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 2nd O/S
disturbed_one51 20/May/12 Lead
Ram MkiV 04/May/12 Solo O/S


tom.e 23/Mar/12 Solo O/S
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Jul/11 Lead
Jimbo C 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Just Wow! and a word of warning, Chris pulled out a football sized loose block from where the initial flake meets the capping roof.

with Chris, Pete
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Lodge 13/Jun/11 2nd
with Steve
Hidden 11/Jun/11 -
victim of mathematics 27/May/11 Lead O/S

Ace. Used tall skills to avoid having to fall across the void. Nowhere near 5b though.

with Jaime
Joe Grondowski 25/May/11 Solo
with Lewis Andrew, Tom Churchman
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
llamaglama 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Nick, Jam
Nick1812P 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
JamieSparkes 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt

great fun

uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Jay C 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Sam W
samwillo 25/Oct/10 2nd
with Jay
andy_e 12/Oct/10 Lead dog
Phil Jennings 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Phil
Steve Waters, Mynydd 08/Aug/10 Lead
mtempest 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Danny Crump 02/Aug/10 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Danny
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Solo
Jay J 08/Apr/10 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Aufton ??/2010 Lead O/S
GrahamHP 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with bernie sosin
craig d 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

very straight forward. Vs 5A. Could see how short people would find it harder. Very windy day

with Simon Kincaid
gazfellows 06/Aug/09 2nd
Will Cox 29/Jun/09 Lead β
schaff 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mikkel
Hidden 05/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Solo
jameshall 01/May/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Blond
Thinker01 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Bec
danm 05/Apr/09 Lead
with Sion
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
Brown 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
lowersharpnose 02/Apr/09 Solo
Mr Tickle 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant..dithered until figured out how to do it, then it was relatively easy...commit to the flop! Really interesting.

Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
kingholmesy ??/2009 Solo O/S
Sal37 ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with James Burbage
sparkass 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S

Very enjoyable

Hidden 23/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Solo
Shauna 14/Jul/08 2nd


with Nick Willis
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Matthallinan 24/Jun/08 2nd
with tom haigh
TomHaigh 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
tom_1985 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Thomas
SecretSquirrel 10/Jun/08 2nd
with MeMeMe
MeMeMe 09/Jun/08 Lead

Fell off the start but didn't weight the rope 'cause no gear in, hoorah!

Julesthe1st 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kirsten
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mike Pinder
Siderunner 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kirsten
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd
Hidden 12/May/08 Lead O/S
roberto18 10/May/08 2nd

a strange route, but great non the less

with Tom Nickols
mic_b 02/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden 05/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 27/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/07 Lead O/S
pad-rat 09/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead
PanzerHanzler 30/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Pat Holborn
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Pythonist 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Great fun - almost as much as BAW's.

with Dad
stp 02/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Nicos 24/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Piers Harley 04/Jun/06 2nd
with Rob Laird
Rob Laird 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Different Steve 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
SteveM 22/Oct/05 Lead
with Mike
Jon Dittman 16/Oct/05 Lead
Chris Craggs 06/Oct/05 2nd

Start felt more like 5a than 5b

with Colin Binks
MKH ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
bigphil 24/May/98 Solo
ajc 25/Oct/97 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/96 Lead O/S
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
babymoac 16/Jun/90 2nd
with Alan S, Vic L
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