14m.

Rockfax Description
Climb the right-hand crack in a shallow groove and its continuation, passing the inverted V-shaped niche with difficulty. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage for Crack Apprentices.


ClimberDateStyle
Wizzy 14/Jul Solo O/S
stev1e.wilso 10/Jul Lead O/S
with Andy Mac, Phil Mercer
Phil Mercer 10/Jul 2nd O/S
garywong 09/Jul 2nd O/S
with Julia, Drew
gaz3212 19/Jun Lead β
PenJD 08/Jun Lead rpt
with Pat Dawson
Hidden 07/Jun Lead
jameselee85 14/May 2nd O/S

Possibly went too far left at the crux...

Nick1812P 09/May Solo O/S
megamonkeyman 21/Apr Lead O/S

Nice line, climbed in the sun. Picked after being disappointed while chasing stars. Felt a lot less strenuous than some vdiffs here.

with jason
zimpara 21/Apr 2nd O/S

Good lead by rob. Approach shoes for me. Thuggy fist jams. A good climb

with rob
leeboy1985 18/Apr Lead
with Aaron child
pete1993 13/Apr Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 10/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Apr 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr 2nd O/S
Paul Baxter 03/Apr Lead O/S

Sandbag

EeFu 03/Apr 2nd
with Bertix Lopix
Hidden 01/Nov/15 2nd
Hidden 01/Nov/15 Lead
mol 31/Oct/15 2nd
with Jesse
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd O/S
JHiley 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Nina
sambeaumont 10/Oct/15 2nd
samdickensuk 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Pixie-Andy 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Combined with big yin to lead one get one free!

with Simon Perry Bowline
Hidden 04/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
batterj2 04/Jul/15 Lead RP

Rhiannon started but couldn't do the crux move. I took over using her gear placed so far and went past the crux to finish the route.

Griff1990 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Atkinson
joermann 30/May/15 2nd
TGreen 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Rosie Henstock 23/May/15 Lead
Dan Hostford 23/May/15 Solo O/S
Noah Near-Theholds 23/May/15 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 30/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 30/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/15 2nd
Jimmy1976 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jon
Durkules 06/Apr/15 2nd
andy.smythe 06/Apr/15 Lead
Ian Stirrups 06/Apr/15 2nd

One desperate move makes this very unbalanced, rest of route easy severe

with Jess, Sue
jonhowson 18/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Interesting gaining the upper crack.

with Chris
David_Gledson 10/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Jenny Monkey 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S

easy apart from the tricky move onto the upper crack

with sam ward
Lukem6 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
max_chan 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

I found one of the hidden holds, but rather than bring the grade down to HVD as promised by the guide, it just brought it down to HS 4b! Presumably there are others I didn't find!

with Carmen
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 -
helnewilliamson ?/Oct/14 2nd
Paul Hy 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
with Lee W
Arkel 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Rory
lee1234 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
Palindrome 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
JamieAyres 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Found the crux tough so climbed the rib on the left then moved back right

MikaelW 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

I struggled in the middle, tried to leave the inverted V groove using only the right side. use right then left! Great Enjoyed the route.

with Dan
rockman 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
timcedwards 02/Sep/14 2nd
timcedwards 02/Sep/14 2nd
martinbettridge06 ?/Sep/14 Lead
david harvey ?/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with martin
Hidden 28/Aug/14 2nd
p.j.deacon 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
erica 03/Aug/14 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Erica
Hidden 20/Jul/14 Solo dnf
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead O/S
smolders 05/Jul/14 Lead
with Chris O
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd
Bob M 24/Jun/14 Lead
Sam Maher 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Went left at the bit i probably should have jammed at. that being said the holds were polished so i suspect i unwittingly found the right route?

with James Law
BTphonehome 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
with Kasha
James343 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S
timbo58 01/Jun/14 Lead

not amused by the bulge .... but others were!

with Laura Powell, Mark Fitzpatrick
darrencabowabo 26/May/14 Lead
jon59 21/May/14 Lead
ned_85 07/May/14 2nd
erbridger 07/May/14 Lead
with nedly14
LP 03/May/14 Lead

Young LP failed once here, older LP found it rather pleasant!

Hidden 03/May/14 2nd O/S
mfisher 03/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
matty123 03/May/14 2nd O/S
with fish
Andysomething 15/Apr/14 2nd β

Had to back of the bulgy bit - couldn't figure it out. Followed it easily!

mikej 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd
AlexFletcher 29/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Had to move around crux

sam26051 29/Mar/14 2nd
Ade in Sheffield 09/Mar/14 Lead
with Chris Saywell
Hidden 08/Mar/14 2nd
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
robblowen 28/Dec/13 Lead rpt
JoeWakefield 28/Dec/13 2nd
giuly 23/Nov/13 Lead
with Steve, Robin Oliver
Hidden 23/Nov/13 2nd
DavidPC 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Kempson
dannyboy83 07/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with Jonny P
Powney 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Andy, Carol
rohai545 29/Sep/13 Lead
with Michael French
Mayaculpa 24/Sep/13 TR
Paul Hy 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Blake W
Jim Slater 14/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Don't like e3s 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
cathymiller 31/Aug/13 Lead
ragabond007 25/Aug/13 Lead

Easy then tricky slappers on the second part

john max 10/Aug/13 Lead
with Eric Olson
samvimes1982 01/Aug/13 2nd β
Hidden 11/Jul/13 Lead
dakidunn 06/Jul/13 Lead
katyhope 06/Jul/13 Lead dnf
katyhope 06/Jul/13 2nd RP
Fat Tim 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
andysroom 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S
K Farrell 19/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Andy P
Hidden 18/Jun/13 2nd rpt
stokienomad 09/Jun/13 Lead
cpt_crunch 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with matt lally
jacob.holding 19/May/13 Lead
with Martin Holding, Kevin Robinson
redknight137 19/May/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead
Slick 21/Apr/13 Lead
Chris wilson 21/Apr/13 2nd
with Andy G
Egons Issy 21/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd β
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
kate tarrant ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 -
tolly_60 10/Nov/12 Lead β

Tough crux through the inverted V

jamespilgrim 10/Nov/12 2nd O/S
JdotP 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with The Boy Wunda
LesserTrochanter 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Michael Finegan, John Proctor
DavidPC 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Will Hawthorne
zephr 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 2nd
Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
pete_naylor 18/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Humm1985 18/Sep/12 2nd
Humm1985 18/Sep/12 Lead
seanlikeskites 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Fragmod 06/Aug/12 2nd
Deezel65 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Real tricky crux for the grade

Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
paul_j_burgess 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 23/May/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 21/May/12 Solo O/S
rd20 19/May/12 Lead rpt

At last

with Hok
Hidden 13/May/12 Solo
mattwilk 06/May/12 Lead O/S

Pretty straightforward other than crux in the inverted V which just needs a solid jam and some confident upward progress

with Mike
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
liverpooldave 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Gumery 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Joey C 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Simon O'hora
laurie turpin 21/Mar/12 Lead

lots of hand jamming

Michael Aylen 21/Mar/12 Lead
Sarah Brookes 20/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Milne 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with sarah.
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
charley 16/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Ange
valentinesbabe 16/Mar/12 Lead dog

Place hex right where I needed my hand!

ash longreach ?/Mar/12 2nd
Paul McCallum ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead
Darrell Read 29/Oct/11 Lead
with Andrew Whyte
timmsy 26/Oct/11 2nd
with rachel yorksclimbers
Rachel S 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Rich T
spitfirerick 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ianjdodd 15/Oct/11 2nd
WalnutHorse 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd
MBano 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mark88 29/Sep/11 Lead
with Sarah
littleduck 29/Sep/11 2nd
with mark88
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/11 2nd
Palmer 19/Aug/11 Lead
LP ?/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Even though I watched someone else stuggle I still thought.... moved left to a much better climb...

SteveM 17/Jul/11 Solo
daviesp2 10/Jul/11 Lead
FrJ 10/Jul/11 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Bisteris 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 26/Jun/11 Lead

Copped out of the crux niche crack - very wet and greasy. By-passed it to the left. Still a good climb, worth a star.

with Alan Dobson
Alpandy 04/Jun/11 Lead
with Ola
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead
joeydurkin 03/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
busdriver 02/Jun/11 Lead dog
with Chris
Shauna 02/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ggflett 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Carl Norman
Hidden 15/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
tompilgrem 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Big hidden hold on the left at crux. Pretty easy with this.

with Dad
bobpilgrem 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S

check out the old rigid cam stuck in the crack at the crux bulge !

with Bob/Tom
lithos 24/Mar/11 Lead

Hard move bit super gear

with ade
mariannekhoo 23/Mar/11 2nd dog

Crux move is horrid. Had to sit on the rope to extract the nut protecting the crux.

Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
dmaldonado 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Sam Jones, Tom Withers
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 24/Oct/10 -

Tried to lead, could not get past the crux, seems like you have to make two big moves with not much in the way of holds. Backed off and let Mick have a go, he went up the slab on the right which was still tough. Seconded up the right hand side.

with Mick Sissons
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hammy 13/Oct/10 Lead

Great climb to finish a great day. Requires a little oomph to achieve success.

with Tom Ambrose
uphillnow 30/Sep/10 -

Most recently seconded C Conner 13/6/15

treg 26/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Attempted to leave the inverted V a few times but couldn't do it. The gear was good, but hitting the ledge seemed too real a possibility. Ended up using the breaks to the right to skip the crux, which was delicate and maybe just as scary in the end. Seemed harder than Right Twin Crack (VS 4c), which I'd led previously without trouble.

jaimer 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 21/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead
kleinej 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Horrid, nasty crux.

with Robert
rd20 05/Aug/10 2nd dog

slithered - again - God I hate this route

with Jason
Danny Crump 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Danny
simeclimb68 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Tala M 25/Jul/10 2nd dog

Crux was well protected but still couldnt manage it which resulted in my first minor lead fall, so seconded instead

Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Webster
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
andrea83 06/Jul/10 2nd RP

Horrible. Did on lead first time and got stuck at the crux. Bit disheartening as should be fine on HS's. Had to let partner lead instead. Seconded but found unpleasant.

with German Benny
Marc Murphy ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 17/Jun/10 Lead
Becky E 27/May/10 2nd
with Eric Olson
pabbage 21/May/10 Lead O/S
hang_about 17/May/10 2nd

Tried the lead and fell off. Much easier on a second once the useful handhold had been discovered. Tough for an HS.

Johnny B Diggerman 16/May/10 Lead O/S

A tricky mid section, easy to place gear into the hand hold. Went slightly right to clear the crux.

with Paul G
Hoobyhooby 15/May/10 Lead dnf

Nasty liitle bugger. Lowered off at crux. At least the other two in the party couldnt finish it either :)

Mersea 15/May/10 2nd
with Jason Merrison
jasonpm 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Nick
rd20 17/Apr/10 Lead dog

Rested on rope - very frustrating route

with Ishan
Hidden 10/Mar/10 Lead
joe.91 10/Mar/10 2nd O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
TP ??/2010 Lead
andy jennings 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Floris
Rob84 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Louise and Tom (the dirty cavers!)
Mike Soulby 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Sam
katyc 04/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Big Steve 12/Sep/09 Lead
with Karen
hairynortherner 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Lots of bomber gear at crux, nice climb but took two attempts to get past crux.

with Andy
daveclarke5 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Stephen
robblowen 11/Aug/09 2nd dog
with luke
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
davidwright 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 11/Jul/09 Lead
with David Wright
IBR Paul 25/Jun/09 Lead dog
with Tony
tlr 31/May/09 Solo
with Pom
phja 23/May/09 Lead O/S

horid moves at crux

with matt bell
M_Bell 23/May/09 2nd O/S
Chris Harding 17/May/09 Lead O/S
Dizz 03/May/09 2nd
with jt
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
markblair 19/Apr/09 2nd

Very unpleasant half way up at the crux. Saw plenty of people struggling here. won't be heading back to this anytime soon!

with Charles Thornhill
popebenedictus 06/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
edd rab 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S
SteveM 05/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/09 Lead dog
mark stephenson 19/Mar/09 Lead
Adam1973 15/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with TerryB
TerryB 15/Mar/09 2nd β
with Adam
Jon Dittman 31/Jan/09 Lead
RM199 ??/2009 -
mark_jc ??/2009 -
mr random 27/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Mike H
charley 06/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Decided to lead this one at it looked doable (I normally lead upto a S). I spent awhile at the inverted-v - found it a tricky move but was well protected.

with Dan
munnsy 06/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Charley
hailtryfan ?/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Bernie
Hidden 10/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Timothy Greenhalgh 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Alison
The Bad Cough 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Col Kingshott 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd dog
edmitchell 24/Aug/08 Lead
with kai ren
Hidden 13/Aug/08 Lead rpt
monkeyjumper ?/Aug/08 Lead
Adam1973 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
stewart murray 20/Jul/08 Lead
Rampikino 31/May/08 Lead

'Orrid

with MMC Various
Chris Ellis 09/Mar/08 Lead
with Helen Odwell
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
sadams 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Catherine Adams
Hidden 30/Oct/07 Lead
Cake 30/Oct/07 2nd
with Matt
adam carless 20/Oct/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd rpt
shameless 30/Sep/07 Lead
with fi
stickinsect 30/Sep/07 2nd
with cris
dustbuddy 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
btc 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Susannah Ellis
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/07 Lead rpt
pad-rat 08/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/07 2nd dog
Nix Ward 26/May/07 2nd dog

at the niche...interesting jamming....ended up being partly winched due to dodgy knee (excuses...!)

Jim Vach 19/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/07 Lead O/S
madaxeman 01/May/07 Lead dog
with Chris Young
Hidden 28/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Stick 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S

ouch, hands still hurt almost a week later, hard for HS 4b, did a few 4c's and 5a's that weekend all of which seemed easier

with Fat Al
jcurley 25/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Mike_Hayes 15/Apr/07 Solo
Andy Fielding 14/Apr/07 Lead
with Jack Fielding
Hidden 09/Apr/07 2nd rpt
no_more_scotch_eggs ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S

well protected at the crux

colin milton ?/Apr/07 Lead
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
peter myers ?/Apr/07 -
Pythonist 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with Teddington
Graeme Hammond 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/2007 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Dax H 04/Nov/06 2nd dog
with Bruce
Hidden 24/Oct/06 2nd β
Hidden 24/Oct/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
tradguy 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Nicos 28/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Guy Wilson 26/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Byron Buck
fizzy_elephant 22/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with Nick Fletcher
Hidden 03/Sep/06 2nd rpt
howlingbaboon 15/Jul/06 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
@ndy ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/05 Lead dnf
Julie Carroll 28/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Malcolm Dyson
rob wmc 19/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Pete
liamnkaz 01/Oct/04 2nd
with Ian H
SMc ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 02/Jun/04 Lead
payney1973 ?/Apr/04 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden 14/Aug/03 2nd
Hidden 25/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/03 2nd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 01/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
jamie ward 03/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with John Howes
FrankW 19/May/02 Lead O/S
with Andy S
James B 20/Apr/02 -
Dave Toseland ??/2002 -
Hidden 10/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd
Rock Fairy ??/2001 Lead
rc ??/2000 Lead
Adi Hooper ??/2000 Lead
with Sherborne Adventure Group
Hidden 17/Jul/99 2nd O/S
PenJD 24/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Stuart North
Hidden 28/Jun/98 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/96 2nd O/S
skygodley 16/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Phil1967 09/Jun/95 Lead
with Nick Harris
Raggar ?/May/95 -
with Ian M
Hidden 28/Apr/95 Solo
Tony Buckley ?/Aug/93 -
with Tony Jinks
Scott McRae ?/Jun/93 2nd O/S

& Peter Hughes

with Carol Fowles
Hidden 29/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Andy Say 27/Aug/89 Solo
Hidden 12/Aug/89 Lead
goi.ashmore 14/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 25/Jun/88 Solo
Tom V 18/Apr/87 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/76 2nd
mikej 25/Mar/73 Solo
with Keith Gregson
Canyak ??/1973 -
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