Rockfax Description
The perplexing bulge - the tall will be able to mantelshelf it but shorties may have to resort to pulling on the nonexistent pebbles. A direct start up the lower wall is f6B. © Rockfax

FA. Gary Gibson 1979

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage E2 Challenge (1989 Guide).

Gambit 14/Apr Lead dnf
with Royston
Nick1812P 03/Apr Lead O/S

with the direct start

with Jamie
JamieSparkes 03/Apr 2nd dog

annoyed with this one, direct start was fine but came off at the top,tried a few times to reach the break, but was about an inch off. and was too gritty to stick, so rested on the rope to get a stuck cam out, then spotted a wee dink just below the break which I'd been reaching past that worked first time :(

WillDoyle 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 07/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Avoided the hard first move

with Jonny P
Haydn Jones 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

felt alright, good conditions.

with deacon, duncan
deacondeacon 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S

phlegathoa start. Felt a little nervous after seeing someone deck from the end of the Saliva traverse 5 minutes before I got on this. It also took me ages to suss out the crux move. Hot day and I waited for a cloudy patch before jettisoning my rack and going for it. had to dyno for the break as it was too hot and greasy to get anything out of the shitty intermediates and pebbles.

dr_botnik 01/Aug/13 2nd dnf

almost got it clean, gave up after scraping off, too hot.

with deacon
mark20 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Jake Young 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Mark R
w.pettet-smith 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

as reachy as expected.

with pat
Dave Turnbull, BMC 20/May/12 TR

1st go with direct start.

Mike_Hayes 25/May/11 Lead β
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Boy ?/Oct/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Brown 07/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
andi turner 28/May/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Sharratt
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
stephenhartley ??/2009 2nd
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Nic Sellers
Rock Fairy ??/2001 2nd
Rock Fairy ??/2001 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 13/Jun/99 TR O/S
Chris Reid 20/Sep/97 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 19/Jun/95 Lead O/S
John Southworth 29/Apr/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/94 Lead O/S
ste_d 12/May/93 Lead O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 2nd O/S
Roget 17/May/92 Lead

avoiding start

with sirus
NickJH ?/Oct/90 2nd
with N Hancock
goi.ashmore 02/Nov/88 Solo O/S
with Steve Anson
phardman 07/May/88 Lead O/S
with John Lloyd
Rob Davies 13/Jun/87 2nd
Tom V 29/Aug/86 2nd
with Howie Darwin
Sean Kelly ??/1985 -
with Cho Brookes
Hidden 16/Jul/84 Lead
Hidden ??/1981 -
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