Rockfax Description
Climb the left-hand of a pair of parallel cracks then the wide left-trending rift to a narrow and exposed exit where helmets jam. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Starred VDiffs.

Griff1990 25/Oct Lead O/S
escape 09/Oct Lead
with Debs
Hidden 29/Aug 2nd
Chris Oldfield 02/May Lead O/S
with Francis Warrick
MSchobitz 18/Apr Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 05/Apr Solo O/S
alaster tonge 04/Apr Solo
fuzzysheep01 21/Mar Solo O/S
David_Gledson 10/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Very traditional, closer to S than the VD given in the guide. Much better than Right Twin Chimney :)

with Carmen
MikaelW 13/Sep/14 2nd

Jo did the first route of that week-end, nice. I was quite intimidated, back to stanage and all that.

with Jo
Hidden 04/Sep/14 Solo
rockman 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
timcedwards 02/Sep/14 2nd
timcedwards 02/Sep/14 2nd
liverpooldave 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S


Hidden 21/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd
eurasia 21/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
SophGreen 08/Jun/14 TR O/S
Hardcore Pat 01/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo O/S
GregBristol 20/Apr/14 2nd
shumidrives 20/Apr/14 Lead
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
robblowen 28/Dec/13 Lead O/S
JoeWakefield 28/Dec/13 2nd
dannyboy83 07/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with Jonny P
Martin Davies 19/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Powney 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Andy, Carol
Andy Moles 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with -
Jenks82 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
jason smeeth 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Jenks82
MrFreekie 26/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Couldn't get up the chimney.

with Tom
ChrisBrooke 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Keeley Scholes
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
wiswilson 10/Aug/13 2nd
with Neil Lloyd
Hidden 13/Jul/13 2nd
ju59 13/Jul/13 Lead
with Helen
victim of mathematics 01/Jul/13 Solo O/S
jacob.holding 19/May/13 2nd O/S
with Martin Holding, Kevin Robinson
redknight137 19/May/13 Lead
meltdown34 24/Feb/13 TR O/S

Practise of installing protection while on top rope.

AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Jay C 02/Dec/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Dan Geh 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Freshers
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
stev1e.wilso 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 22/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
paul_j_burgess 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

What a finish. Don't get to high in the roof crack or you'll get your helmet stuck. Oooh err missus ! Great jams in the horizontal break take the sting out of the finish.

JJB 10/Jun/12 2nd
disturbed_one51 10/Jun/12 Lead
Keith11 04/Jun/12 TR O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 29/May/12 Solo
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd O/S
john max 27/May/12 2nd
with Jen Maxfield
hang_about 24/May/12 2nd
deacondeacon 21/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 Solo
Martin Rowe 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Martin Rowe 27/Mar/12 Solo rpt
P Carroll 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
tallsop 06/Mar/12 -
with Dave Saxby
mikestr555 16/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
mountaingoatgirl 02/Sep/11 Solo
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
edd rab 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Lawrence Rab
LP ?/Aug/11 Lead

Moved off crux of scoop crack to finish up this. Threw helmet off in tight bit. Ends in a good position. A better way to end the day.

with dpitt83
Hidden 21/Jul/11 Lead
daviesp2 10/Jul/11 2nd
FrJ 10/Jul/11 2nd
risby 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Chimney low down was green and slimy. Chimney at top was too narrow for my helmet so required move to exposed arete.

with Max Streeton, Thomas Vaughan
tev 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Ris, Max
Steven Andrews 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
j.hubbard 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
joeydurkin 03/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd O/S
beings 19/May/11 Lead
with Andy
Palindrome ?/May/11 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Solo O/S
jamiemcdonald 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Michelle Taylor
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
colin milton 21/Apr/11 Solo
ian2707 09/Apr/11 2nd
skip222222 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Peter Broadbent, Kyle Bayliss, Ian Moore
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
lithos 24/Mar/11 2nd
with ade
mariannekhoo 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Becky H 26/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Catherine Johns
catty_9 26/Feb/11 2nd

dry and very windy

with Becky Hampshire, Pete Swan
uphillnow ??/2011 -
stevorobs3 ??/2011 Lead O/S


Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Tom Campbell 30/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
dmaldonado 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Sam Jones, Tom Withers
Chi Cheng 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
kev82 30/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Howard J 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Started up Scoop Crack but thought better of it

with Jeff Burgum
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd rpt
glennofsheff 15/May/10 Lead O/S

took over from chris, who placed gear in adjacent flake, from top of first wide crack.awkard to enter final crack removed helmet felt quite bold pushing out onto face but solid holds appeared as you would expect at grade. alot of work for not muck reward . average

Alaric 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Richard, Sarah, Ed
Ed Griffin 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Richard McDermott, Sara Kedge, Alaric
andrew sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
bobbarnes00 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Richard Roberts
red.stiletto 18/Oct/09 Lead dnf

gave up at the horrible narrow off-width top out, tried traversing left and ended up being rescued from above - oops!

Adam Potter 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 16/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Howard J 01/Oct/09 2nd rpt
with Jeff Burgum
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Big Steve 12/Sep/09 Lead
with Karen
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
barryjacks 09/Aug/09 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
DaNo123 02/Aug/09 2nd
with em + jez
mic_b 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 30/May/09 Solo dnf
fatbuoybazza 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
mattparratt 25/Apr/09 Lead
SteveM 05/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
lucasp 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with ditch
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd
Hidden 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Wil.Hooke 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Johnny B Diggerman 07/Jan/09 Lead

Started on Balcony Buttress, too much snow and ice at top to complete final ridge, traversed right and completed The Flue instead, will return another day!

with Dan L
stronglikebear 07/Jan/09 2nd
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
mark_jc ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead
Adrian Bates 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Dax 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S

Stuck to the crack at the start .. nice technical little move with my feet. Then up into the cave area. Big holds once found make it easy to move up to and below the big crack to the top. Tried to stay out of the crack at the top but a certain amount of body jamming did, unfortunately, take place

Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd
Timothy Greenhalgh 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Alison
red-poppy 11/Jul/08 -

First practice lead, placing gear on top rope

with Masood Baggia
DerwentDiluted 17/Jun/08 Lead
with Chris B
Hidden 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
spum 19/Mar/08 Lead
with jim &carrie
hurl 22/Sep/07 2nd
with Paul
Hidden 02/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Col Kingshott 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Roger Brown
Jim Vach 19/May/07 Solo O/S
madaxeman 01/May/07 2nd
with Chris Young
Stick 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S

went slightly off route (due to small children top roping) di the enjoyable middle section (flake) of balcony buttress then hand jam traverse back onto the flue, much more interesting.

with Fat Al
cakebrake 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Faff Faff and more Faff, was a fun climb but scary, did a cool bridge to tread a chalk stone.

with Wee Man
markbenton 07/Apr/07 2nd
with ?
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
thomasadixon ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
a_d_tru 29/Oct/06 Lead

Traditional thrutch!

with Carol
Dave Wearing 30/Sep/06 2nd
with Gybebunny, Jason Kirk.
Gybebunny 30/Sep/06 2nd
with Dave W, Jason K
Hidden 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
tallsop 16/Sep/06 Lead
with andy
Hidden 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S
b.hayley ?/Jun/06 Lead
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/06 AltLd
Hidden 05/Feb/06 Lead O/S
coffeepot 05/Feb/06 2nd
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Nicos 20/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 22/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
tobydunford 15/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/03 Lead
Phil West 21/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Goody 09/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
Howard J 06/Feb/00 Lead O/S
with Jeff Burgum
Hidden ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 -
Howard J 21/Aug/99 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/98 Lead
Dave Mountford 13/Apr/97 Lead
with Tony (stig)
Hidden 12/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/94 2nd
atom 24/Apr/94 2nd
with Sheila Ellison
Hidden 29/Aug/92 Solo O/S
tapley 24/May/90 -
Andy Say 27/Aug/89 Solo
goi.ashmore 14/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 25/Jun/88 Solo
Tom V 18/Apr/87 Solo
Nigel Bond 22/Jul/80 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
mikej 25/Mar/73 Solo
Canyak ??/1973 -
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