Rockfax Description
The thin crack is reached by a delicate traverse from the left or direct (5a ) by a hard mantel. It provides finger-jams, runners and slippery footholds, and leads to the Right Twin Cave. Escape easily out right across the balcony or tackle the next route. © Rockfax

FA. Alf Bridge 1932

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion.

melv 17/May Lead rpt
with Fi
MSchobitz 16/May 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 16/May Lead rpt

Always find it well hard.

with micki
Clama 14/May 2nd O/S
with Krzysztof
Tim Rodgers 09/May Lead
Hidden 06/May 2nd
morganator 05/May 2nd rpt
with Nicky Parkin
Hidden 04/May 2nd
Matt Shepherd 13/Apr 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Apr Lead O/S
ashtond6 10/Apr Lead O/S
robblowen 10/Apr Lead O/S
with Jules, Jonny
Mowglee 10/Apr Lead O/S

VS challenge

with James W
munch88 10/Apr 2nd β
with rob
FlavioL1989 10/Apr Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 10/Apr 2nd rpt
with Flavio
williap 03/Apr Lead

Fell off the 5a direct, couldn't finish up hardings. ‹ber polished

Tony Holdsworth 31/Mar 2nd rpt
with Steve Smith
richshark 23/Mar Lead O/S

Best climb of the day!

Hidden 22/Mar AltLd O/S
MischaHY 21/Mar Solo O/S
MrFantastic 16/Mar Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 13/Mar Lead rpt
Jake Young 13/Mar 2nd rpt

Stanage VS Challenge 10 out of 36

Hidden 31/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct/15 2nd
benwh1te 23/Oct/15 -
Owen Diba 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/15 2nd
scott quinn 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd
Sam Simpson 22/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
adam clarke 19/Sep/15 2nd

Direct start tough + slippery; important to protect well..

with Joe Mills
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Tough at 4c - 5a in Stanage definitive and felt it on slippery footholds.

with Simon
Hidden 16/Aug/15 2nd β
Bryan M 11/Aug/15 2nd

direct 5a start

Pero 11/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd
Scooter Young 05/Aug/15 Lead
Rob Rocket 05/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 02/Aug/15 2nd rpt
TobyA 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with TonyB
TonyB 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S

10 of 24 on attempted VS challenge

with TobyA
Dawlish 01/Aug/15 2nd
with neil
tebs 18/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Tim
bullwinkle 18/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Bart
MartinJWood 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Finished at the first stance. Getting cramp at end of day and didn't fancy Harding's Super Direct!

bethoates 18/Jul/15 2nd
martinbettridge06 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Alan parker, Ian Saxton
Ian Saxton 15/Jul/15 2nd
with martin
keitht 11/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jamesmoly 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
joem 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Betty, Linge
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
dewiturton 11/Jul/15 2nd
with keitht
chisanga 05/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Jim Reid
drewish 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with SteveE9
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S


with Paul Deane
Lancer 16/Jun/15 Lead
with Tom PCC
TClimb 16/Jun/15 2nd
with Nick
DaveB61 09/Jun/15 Lead
with Vicky Foxwell
Caroline_Schofield 08/Jun/15 -
schofieldm2 08/Jun/15 Lead
hipyhop 07/Jun/15 2nd rpt
MYox 07/Jun/15 Lead β
with Jon
jonhowson 07/Jun/15 Lead dnf

28th climb of the day, finally ran out of steam and couldn't make the big reach. Did it okay on second after watching Mark do it.

with Mark
jonhowson 07/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Mark
phil64 04/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with dave
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
victim of mathematics 26/May/15 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 26/May/15 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 23/May/15 Lead rpt

First time I've not done the HVS finish, but we were on a VS mission (Stanage VS challenge). A bit harder than some of the others on the list. Slippery, and thinner gear.

with Duncan Bell
mreynolds 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Jan T 23/May/15 2nd
with Matt, Tim and Phill
timreynolds 23/May/15 Lead
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
soph 21/May/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 17/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
Chris M 10/May/15 AltLd
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd O/S
Wizzy 01/May/15 Solo O/S

With direct start. Nice

j.buckley87 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S
DanChad 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 07/Apr/15 2nd
gurumed 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Craig M, Brian
jrccrosby 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Loved this one, absolutely fantastic finger jamming, foot holds were fine if you are careful

with Olly Gluck, Harry
Brian Pollock 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with gurumed
Eagertom ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Bold start, slightly polished with little gear until the cracks. Everything becomes more straightforward once you get to the prominent lines, so long as you can finger jam. There's gear everywhere up there.

with Emily Hunt
emilyjhunt ?/Apr/15 2nd
with Thomas Eldridge
pie_eater_pete 19/Mar/15 Solo rpt
Mattsword_23 02/Feb/15 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2015 -
Wyrdwired ??/2015 Lead O/S
Ben Grounsell ??/2015 Lead O/S
robgixer ??/2015 -
craig.england1 ??/2015 Lead O/S
with Mic A
Roisin 06/Dec/14 Lead G/U
with theomoore
harry_lewis 02/Nov/14 2nd
amccann 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
benlatham07 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
pawel suhy 05/Oct/14 2nd dog

Direct start then from balcony move to Cave Gully Wall - very hard

with Nate PCC
stevelismore 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Very polished footholds. Combined with my worn-out climbing shoes to add to the excitement.

with mark yoxon
john_ni 05/Oct/14 2nd
with Matt Fellelow (PCC), John Maxfield (PCC)
RM199 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
C May 28/Sep/14 Lead
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 28/Sep/14 2nd
with C May
sam eastwood 15/Sep/14 2nd
with Kim
cookieman 10/Sep/14 Lead
mike8331 05/Sep/14 Lead
jetstream 04/Sep/14 Lead dog

Fell on the direct start (from about 10ft, onto a nut placed at 6ft = my first trad fall was a ground fall!) but loved the indirect traverse on second attempt!

with Kyle
kp64zl ?/Sep/14 2nd
with D Hallsworth
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead
morganator 20/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 04/Aug/14 2nd O/S
andy.smythe 29/Jul/14 2nd
bantamdave 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Breathtaking for VS. Scary

with Nigel
oodie72 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 10/Jul/14 Lead RP

Came off the 5a direct start several times, got it eventually. Lovely after that.

with Mike
Mayaculpa 09/Jul/14 2nd dog

Direct start, pulled on the extended draw kindly left for me.

with Ben
tom_lewis89 06/Jul/14 TR
Dkoi 28/Jun/14 TR
with tom lewis
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd rpt
BenLarby 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ClemB 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
BTphonehome 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 06/Jun/14 2nd
with Bram
Hidden 03/Jun/14 2nd
clukins ?/Jun/14 -
cdpuk 30/May/14 Lead O/S

Hand traverse on first break. Also 5a to gain the arÍte?

andyevans 30/May/14 2nd

With the variant finish

with cdpuk
Bernie L 30/May/14 2nd RP
Stickle Tarn 17/May/14 2nd O/S
Jonathan Richardson 14/May/14 Lead O/S

Some very shinny food placements.

with Emma
gazfellows 04/May/14 Lead

Got to be worthy of the best at its grade that I've done at Stanage! The Hardings finish is worth 5 stars.. Excellent .

with Nic
phil64 ?/May/14 Lead

Hard start

Joe.Elliott1 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
alaster tonge 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
Jim Brownlow 09/Apr/14 2nd O/S
geddicakes 09/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Jim Brownlow
Toby Dunn 30/Mar/14 Solo rpt
john max 29/Mar/14 Lead
James_L88 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
UnkArl 15/Mar/14 2nd rpt
londonoring 09/Mar/14 TR
ralphio 05/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Difficult moves top get established in the crack. After that really nice finger crack climbing.

dougahto ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Matt77 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Went straight into Harding's Super Direct Finish.

with Owen
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
thrutch 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Marc
Russ 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S

nice one, linked it with harding`s super direct finish, good pro

with sarah brookes
Sarah Brookes 25/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Kirill 21/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with EeFu
louby 21/Sep/13 Lead β

with direct start, wimped the hvs finish since it was wet and couldn't figure it out

EeFu 21/Sep/13 Lead β
chris_B 21/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo
leeds_belle 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Tried leading this but backed off. Stiff start for a VS 4c.

Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/13 2nd
MatthewH 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
hlegge 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S

as part of the link for route 18

with Gareth Hooson, Dan Gyi
DanielGyi 22/Aug/13 2nd rpt
spragglerocks 21/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Jon Morgan
CMoore 21/Aug/13 Lead
BnB 20/Aug/13 -
David Kay 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mynydd C.C.
Hidden 30/Jul/13 Lead
James Oakes 30/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Toby Dunn 05/Jul/13 Solo
dr_botnik 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S

traversed on crimps, backed out of the exposed hvs finish... too cold in june!

with Jack D
Jackwd 24/Jun/13 2nd
Jackwd 24/Jun/13 2nd
Martin Bagshaw 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Jamie Vince
Reedymc 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S

went for the direct route but couldn't make the move so I backed off and went out right :(

with Jake Galley
DanielGyi 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dom Pearce
john_ni 18/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead
Monkey_Alan 15/Jun/13 2nd
HaddRoots 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S

did the direct start version, tricky and a nice climb!

Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead
Ardo 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 06/Jun/13 Solo
hipyhop 03/Jun/13 Lead RP

Took the direct start, pretty easy if you're tall. Wimped out on Harding's Super Direct Finish

Lazytraveller 03/Jun/13 2nd
treg 02/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Led it last summer, but just couldn't get the 5a start this time, so handed the reins to CJ who stormed it.

with CJ
clairejane 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Man.. lush, but man... Didn't have the adult sized arms (or the suspension of belief?) for the finish. Balls.

Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead rpt
ianjfsutcliffe 17/May/13 Lead O/S
with George
georgedunton 17/May/13 2nd O/S
Ian MK 05/May/13 Lead O/S

Via Direct Start

with Fraser Camble
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd rpt
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
Palmer 12/Jan/13 Lead
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Jake Young 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Laura, Jack
Mike_Gannon 21/Oct/12 2nd
with Nick Gough
lbarras 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with jack, jake
The Biochemist 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
zcsharp 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Hooper, Matt
Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
avictimoftheDrpsycho ?/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/12 Solo O/S
bullwinkle 15/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Bart
tebs 15/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Tim
Dibdawg 10/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/12 2nd
treg 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Direct start, which I almost came off of. Will come back and do again with Super direct finish.

with Victoria
eldre070 22/Aug/12 2nd dnf

Couldn't do the 5a start and didn't realise that the 4c start was a high traverse!

with Woodsy
hotfeet 09/Aug/12 2nd
with Alex T
nic42 07/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with josh
Another James 02/Aug/12 2nd
with Rachel
stevorobs3 01/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Xandra
missxandrabee 01/Aug/12 2nd O/S

One of my favorite climbs ever. Enough holds, but also relies on gritstone - the perfect combination. Leads up to the coolness that is Robin Hood's cave and also a hidden cave up top! An excellent end of the day. 3 stars.

with Steve
hang_about 24/Jul/12 2nd

Did the shuffle right start. Tried the super direct finish but couldn't sort out entry into the upper crack.

Rob84 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Loveday
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
sgl 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Rob
tomthecoolperson 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Jimbo C 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Almost gave up on this after trying the desperate and polished direct start. Then I tried the delicate foot traverse in on the polished break which was much more like VS. Good assortment of jams in the crack. Followed with Harding's finish.

with Chris
Alex 74 09/Jul/12 Lead
with Alan M
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Griff1990 26/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 13/Jun/12 2nd
steveP 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Parminder Chagger
rocktigger 27/May/12 Lead O/S
with Clare
riff156 20/May/12 Lead O/S
tomshanti 18/May/12 Lead O/S

tried direct start,small fall onto small cam.traverse from left fine(but delicate!)crack awkward and off balance.looked at direct finish but couldnt find the jugs..

Hidden 14/May/12 Lead
Hidden 08/May/12 2nd dog
mattwilk 06/May/12 Lead dnf

Not sure if I missed something but I can't see how the traverse is any easier than the direct. Either way it seems you would end up at the awkward off-balance move up to the vertical crack.

with Mike
Ram MkiV 04/May/12 Solo O/S


Falko 23/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Brutally polished. Finished with Harding's super direct (which is much easier!). Definitive guide uses the words 'excellent route' - which is a little OTT.

with Les Deakin
adam.butler.dsfc 22/Mar/12 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 21/Mar/12 TR O/S

Couldn't do direct start so had to traverse from the left

charley 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Did the 5a start which I must of messed up as found it pretty tough. Rest of the route is lovely.

with JackD, Ange
Daniel Heath 21/Mar/12 Lead rpt

direct start but didn't do HVS finish.

Jackwd 21/Mar/12 TR
David Shelmerdine 18/Mar/12 2nd

Seconded this VS not a problem with the direct 5a start, reached the top and tried Hardings super direct finish... this ended with a fall and BIG swing out.

with Gavin Peach
jezb1 01/Mar/12 Lead

Wimped out of the Harding finish, should have looked from the bottom because I couldn't work it out from under the overhang...

kate tarrant ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Scott Dunkley ??/2012 -
deacondeacon ??/2012 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Nevil ??/2012 Lead
with Mike
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2012 -
Wayne S ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Nov/11 2nd β
Rachel Slater 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Tru 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
crimpy 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

What a climb! went for the Hardings finish but partner did not manage it. turned into a epic since it was hard to escape from once he had placed gear! :/

with Jhc
John-Henry 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd β
Chalky Cat 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
simon mitchie 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/11 2nd β
tex.ryan 27/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with jib jib
gronbech 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Neil
Tim Bateman 20/Aug/11 2nd
with Alistair Crawford, Nick Beale
bibster1989 23/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 06/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Darren Belfield
Hidden 28/Jun/11 2nd dog
Dan Lane 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Good climbing but just a way of getting to the superb Harding finish really...

Gallant 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
jwpil 12/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Ben
benscarter 12/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jack
nick ferro 11/Jun/11 -
claregardiner 02/Jun/11 Lead
PeteWE ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/11 2nd rpt
Tom_Jermy 14/May/11 2nd O/S
with john puddephat
johnpuddephatt 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Direct start

pabbage 03/May/11 Lead O/S
Palindrome ?/May/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Solo
DigitalSteak 24/Apr/11 2nd O/S
flashpanther 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
chrisbrown_023 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
superturbo 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
flatland_warrior 18/Apr/11 TR O/S
ggflett 16/Apr/11 Lead β
with Carl Norman
jonnie3430 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Carol
Amy Kilpin 08/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 06/Apr/11 2nd rpt
chris_B 03/Apr/11 Lead

started from left

louby 03/Apr/11 2nd
JRae 31/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie B
hellboundblr 27/Mar/11 Lead

Direct 5a start, felt a bit bold, but preferable to delicate traverse.

little trev 24/Mar/11 TR
with james and joe
James Worthington 24/Mar/11 TR
with Joe, Trev
Ollie B 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with M.Rankine
richardr 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
al123 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S

direct start (5a)

Hidden 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
mountaingoatgirl ??/2011 -

Super cOOl

Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
kitkat78 28/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Graham P
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead
James Malloch 16/Oct/10 2nd dnf
with Shaun Quegan
buxtoncoffeelover 11/Oct/10 Lead
jhardwick 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S

bit polished at the bottem and off balance

with dave collier
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Tightsgirl 22/Aug/10 2nd
Nick F Smith 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 17/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Andy Jobling, Jim
Graeme Hammond 17/Aug/10 Solo rpt

with the 4c+/5a max direct start

dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Helnorris 02/Aug/10 2nd
stvredmond 02/Aug/10 Lead

done the 5a variant. strenuous run out start, with a ballancy move to reach the mid height vertical cracks

ewan i ?/Aug/10 Lead
Katya 25/Jul/10 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
davenev 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Great route - Luke carried on through Hardings Super Direct - alas my little arms couldnt reach so escaped through the cave

with luke
jwpil 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ben
Thinker01 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Bec
mjeffery 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
chrisallan 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
jandyd05 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Julie Carroll 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tristan Graham
Rowansb 28/May/10 Solo O/S
with Ewan
Ewan Russell 28/May/10 Solo O/S
with Rowan
lamma_hippie 28/May/10 2nd
with Jon Lawton
Rampikino 23/May/10 Lead
with Cat
Ed Throp 18/May/10 Lead O/S

direct start didn't feel that bad, quite balancy standing up on the ledge. Good pro though out. Dissapointed I didn't go straight for Hardings finish

Yanis Nayu 13/May/10 2nd dog

Buggered up the direct start. Freezing cold.

with Andy
migs493 02/May/10 2nd β

Did the 5b direct start but it didn't feel 5b nearer 4c!

with Dan
Daniel Heath 02/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

direct start

Nick1812P 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Dave Reeve 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
tigertim 22/Apr/10 Lead
geddicakes 16/Mar/10 2nd
with Liam
Hidden 16/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S
liamoloughlin 16/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Got hot aches really bad

with Kieran
nadeem 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Well led james. felt hard.

nepsoi999 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with nadeem
JIMJIM ?/Feb/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 2nd O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
Ahab ??/2010 Lead O/S
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
joese7en ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/09 2nd
Neil Henson 31/Oct/09 2nd dog
with Graham Robinson
mark20 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Dan_S 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Bob M 16/Sep/09 Lead
Twisty 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel Stock
feilx 13/Sep/09 Solo rpt
Brown 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Solo
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
nikmorgan ?/Sep/09 Lead
with Martyn Cottey
Hidden 02/Aug/09 TR
PanzerHanzler 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hamster 18/Jun/09 2nd dnf

Couldn't get into the traverse!

Pete Randall 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S

5a start

with Albie
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead
max_chan 01/Jun/09 Lead RP

Bottom foot holds are getting very polished - I slipped off. Lowered down and then climbed clean.

with Lou
Laurence Everitt 28/May/09 2nd O/S
with Mark D
Lewis Stewart 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with Harry and Sarah
Steve Hill 23/May/09 Lead dnf
daveclarke5 10/May/09 Lead
with Andy
Jonathan Hall 10/May/09 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/May/09 Lead

I found the crack much easier than a previous lead some years ago. Did the direct start which is always a bit slippery, but has some satisfying moves.

mtempest 07/May/09 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Hidden 01/May/09 Lead
markfairbank 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
cpt_crunch 19/Apr/09 Lead β
SteveM 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Faff
Hidden 02/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
BobPorter 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Phil
BicepAndrews 16/Mar/09 2nd
tdudley 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

took a fall trying the direct start, but clean onsighted it with the traverse in. James seconded up too.

with Dexter Robinson
koopa ??/2009 -
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Sankey ??/2009 2nd

Horribly polished

with Luke
schaff ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Mr Sparkle 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
djking1983 22/Nov/08 2nd

direct start 5b

Bram 22/Nov/08 Lead
@ndy 16/Nov/08 Lead
RCrockford 16/Nov/08 2nd
with Andy C
AndyM-LVB 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
hamish2016 05/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with John Bramwell
richyg 27/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd
DavidR 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Done as part of 'RH Cave Innominate/Harding's Finish'.

Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd rpt
LankyPaddy 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
SKippy5 30/Aug/08 2nd
Matt Fry 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
BenJacobs 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Ash
paulstrutt01 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Very enjoyable

with Chippers (chris chambers )
petemeads 15/Aug/08 Lead
with AJMeads
clive-greenwood 11/Aug/08 2nd
MikeLeeds 11/Aug/08 Lead
Andrew Sloan 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Grove
malc 24/Jul/08 2nd dog

With Direct Start

with Paul S
IAmAStone 23/Jul/08 2nd

Tried on lead, but first couple of moves felt really bold to reach the crack line and I just didnt have it in me.

with Liz Swanson
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Wilbur 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Caine
tom_1985 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Thomas
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Jon_Warner 06/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Direct start felt more like HVS.

viking ?/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with wilbur
EAYL 20/May/08 2nd
with madmats
Hidden 20/May/08 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 16/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lyndsey
CalumC 15/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/May/08 2nd O/S
Matthallinan 01/May/08 -
with Paul Winder
daveclarke5 02/Apr/08 Lead

Have to go back for the overhang next time

with Ellen
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
AJ007 17/Feb/08 Lead
IanJackson 09/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Big Ian
IanJackson ?/Feb/08 Solo rpt
Alfredo ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Ben H
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Gustav ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Matt G
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 04/Oct/07 2nd rpt
with Chris Jennions
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Nick Taylor 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with DaveDJ
Adam Humphreys 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S

balencey start, committing finnish but well protected

with Dunx
Another James 24/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Kirsten M
TomHaigh ?/Jul/07 Lead β

Reached out with a pinch rather than a jug

Richard Hall 30/Jun/07 Lead O/S

At 1 in the morning after 5 beers wearing a head torch. Did with some guy I met in Robin Hood's cave - he came from Edinburgh Uni.

Hidden 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead
oliwarlow ?/Jun/07 2nd
with Niel Furniss
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd rpt
Martin Bennett 20/May/07 -
with NickH, SW
RichardMc 05/May/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
mark4344 02/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dale Knox
Hidden 01/May/07 2nd
fizzy_elephant 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Fletcher
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Gary (Vindicta) ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Burnkey
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
matiyam ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard 08/Nov/06 Lead O/S
danm ?/Nov/06 Lead
with Kieran
tom.e 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Claire
Tobias at Home 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Great VS

with SteveM
SteveM 29/Oct/06 2nd
with Tobs
reg_measures 16/Oct/06 2nd rpt
with pete kenyon
schaff ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Zindy
JonBray 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
A Crook 27/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Jonathon UKC
andybeanland 21/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Alyson
Hidden 21/Sep/06 2nd O/S
OffshoreAndy 15/Jul/06 Lead rpt
with NCC Nic
Hidden 28/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/06 2nd rpt
tskelhon ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with george walley
Hidden 16/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/06 2nd rpt
peter myers ?/May/06 Lead RP
with Pete Sparks
Hidden 04/Apr/06 Lead
shark 29/Mar/06 Solo
dan gibson ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
Hidden ?/Nov/05 2nd O/S
Mike Parker 30/Oct/05 Lead O/S
shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
Si dH 27/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Liz Kooper
tobydunford 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
Hidden 22/Sep/05 Lead O/S
PenJD 07/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Dave E and Toby D
Hidden ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Harry The Owl ?/Sep/05 Lead RP

A brilliant rock over. V delicate... hated the move into the cave as so pumped.

with Tony The Blade
Hidden 28/Aug/05 Lead O/S
samwelli 04/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Matt Jackson
max_chan ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Lou
Smeegan ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Dale
Hidden 10/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/05 Lead
Cake 07/Jun/05 2nd
with Matt
Hidden 04/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Stig 10/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
charlesmfrench 24/Oct/04 Lead O/S
with Ian _Haigh
smollett ?/Oct/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
AngelaC 21/Jul/04 2nd
TonyF 09/Jun/04 Lead
with Pete Scott
TonyF 09/Jun/04 Lead
with Pete Scott
Nicos 07/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
Hidden ?/Mar/04 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
DorsetGareth 25/Jun/03 Lead O/S

Taken direct, 5a/b.

Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/03 Lead
DerwentDiluted 03/May/03 Lead
with J. Ellson
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
Nathan Kemp ?/Apr/03 -
Mark Riley ?/Apr/03 2nd
with Stuart Greenall
Monk ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Phil West 09/Nov/02 Lead β
with Chris Tan
djking1983 28/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/02 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 18/Jul/02 2nd
with Steve Mount
Hidden ?/Jul/02 Lead O/S
reg_measures 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with pete kenyon
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead
malc 03/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Paul S
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Hidden 17/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/01 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/01 Lead rpt
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
skygodley 04/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/00 Lead O/S
Shad ?/Feb/00 2nd
Jon Dittman 23/Jan/00 Lead
JamesP ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
nige ??/2000 -
akhughes ??/2000 -
Martin Bennett 12/Sep/99 -
with MT, SF, SW
Hidden 04/Jul/99 Lead O/S
kato'sdad ?/Apr/99 Lead
RobSimmo ?/Apr/99 2nd
Roget 27/Mar/99 Solo rpt
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
DavidEvans ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Dave Ferguson
Mike Turner 19/Apr/98 2nd O/S
with Steve Gray
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/98 Lead
with David
bigphil 23/Mar/98 Lead
with Calum
Strong Steve 13/Nov/97 Lead O/S
ajc 25/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Happy Wanderer 12/Oct/97 2nd O/S
with Neil
Stoney Boy 27/Sep/97 2nd O/S
with Neil McCallum
Hidden 27/Jul/97 2nd O/S
Ropeboy 08/Jul/97 Lead
Jon Read ??/1997 Lead O/S
Obi-Wan is lost... ??/1997 Lead
with Calum
Hidden 13/Oct/96 Lead
iskra2000 13/Jul/96 2nd
with Mark Leach
craig h 14/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 11/Apr/96 Solo
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
colin milton 21/Jul/95 2nd
with eric milton
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/94 2nd
Hidden 27/May/94 Lead O/S
Phil West ??/1994 Lead dnf
with Steve Wild
ste_d 21/May/93 2nd O/S
with mik
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
K1 ?/Jul/92 -
Hidden ?/Jul/92 Lead
Tony Little 26/Feb/92 Lead O/S

Very cold after having spent the night in the cave with no sleeping bags

with Vince and Alan
Hidden 30/Oct/91 2nd
malc 11/Jul/91 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 18/May/91 Lead O/S
with KM
Hidden ?/May/91 Lead O/S
Adrian Daniels 14/Oct/90 Lead
with Ian Goldsmith
samt 23/Aug/90 Lead
michael burrows 17/Mar/90 2nd
with steve williams
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with all sorts
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Gambit 20/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Adam and Phil
SPD224 ??/1989 Solo
goi.ashmore 02/May/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 25/Sep/87 TR
with Paul Eastwood
steve prior ?/Mar/87 Lead
with Rob W
Tom V 03/Sep/86 Lead
with Howie Darwin
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/85 Lead
sadams 31/Mar/85 Lead
Rob Davies 09/Aug/84 Lead
with Mike Papworth, Brian Hannon
Mark Kemball 24/May/82 Solo
stp ??/1982 Solo O/S
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Hammy 16/Apr/81 Solo
with Jonathon Stacey
Hammy 14/Mar/81 Solo
with Fai Kwong
Hidden ?/Mar/81 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
The Reaper 26/Jul/80 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/80 Solo
mark-abz 06/Apr/80 Lead
with Mick D
Hammy 23/Feb/80 Solo
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Solo
Hammy 31/Aug/79 Solo
Andy Stephenson 19/May/79 Lead
GeoffG 13/May/79 Lead
andy gittins ??/1979 -
Nigel Bond 05/Jul/78 Lead
with Martin Crosby
mike bridges 03/Jun/78 2nd O/S
Chris Ellis 03/Jun/78 Lead
with Michael Bridges
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
clanger ??/1972 -
mikej 01/Jun/69 Solo
with E
mikej 01/Dec/68 Solo
with E
Hidden 28/Apr/68 2nd
mikej 06/Mar/68 Solo
Dave Musgrove 03/Jun/67 Lead
with Bob Knapton
mikej 18/May/67 Lead
with Chris Bridge
mikej 04/May/67 Solo

With the direct start.

with Geoff Williams
Hidden 24/Oct/65 Lead
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