Rockfax Description
From the balcony, step left and make a long reach round the roof from undercuts to jugs, then sprint up the exposed final wall. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding 1946

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper, 'Soft' Peak HVSs., Ultimate HVS ticklist.

Hidden 31/Oct Lead rpt
Owen Diba 11/Oct Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep 2nd
adam clarke 19/Sep 2nd
with Joe Mills
Hidden 03/Sep Lead O/S
mattleepianist ?/Sep Lead O/S
Pero 12/Aug Lead
Dexter JW 18/Jul Lead O/S
with Popz
drewish 04/Jul Lead O/S

Linked from bottom pitch in a one'er - Mega fun.

with SteveE9
Lancer 16/Jun Lead O/S
with Tom PCC
hipyhop 07/Jun 2nd O/S
phil64 04/Jun 2nd rpt
with dave
Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
mreynolds 23/May 2nd O/S
timreynolds 23/May Lead
Batt 10/May Lead O/S
with Ali
Andy Peak 1 01/May 2nd
with Jone nuttal
John Nuttall 01/May Lead
with Andy Peak 1
j.buckley87 24/Apr Lead O/S
thom_jenkinson 14/Apr 2nd O/S
Eagertom 14/Apr Lead O/S

Hidden move which I initially spotted abseiling to retrieve gear from the Innominate - easy once you know how, but scary if you don't! Reach helps.

with Thom Jenkinson
Jackwd 08/Apr 2nd rpt

Always good!

with Luca Celano
gurumed 04/Apr Lead O/S
with Craig M, Brian
M_Robinson 27/Mar Lead O/S
Louishmouis ?/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Roisin 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with theomoore
harry_lewis 02/Nov/14 2nd
amccann 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
benlatham07 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
stevelismore 05/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Both Mark and I tried this but despite leaning out as far as we dared we couldn't find the jugs. Didn't go far enough left.

with mark yoxon
john_ni 05/Oct/14 2nd
with Matt Fellelow (PCC), John Maxfield (PCC)
john max 05/Oct/14 2nd
with Mat Fennelow
Hidden 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Matthew Glenn 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
sampollitt 25/Sep/14 2nd O/S
benkelsey 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S

an easy grit roof!!

with Shaun Humphreys, Fran Hammond
mike8331 05/Sep/14 Lead
jetstream 04/Sep/14 2nd

Gotta lead this next time (when I haven't left the correct sized cam on the ground!)

with Kyle
kp64zl ?/Sep/14 Lead
with D Hallsworth
Hidden 04/Aug/14 2nd O/S
andy.smythe 29/Jul/14 2nd
bantamdave 12/Jul/14 2nd dnf
with Nigel
oodie72 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Cheese Monkey 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Hauling on jugs with nothing but air under your feet. Whats not to like!

with Mike
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Mayaculpa 09/Jul/14 2nd
with Ben
tom_lewis89 06/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead β
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd rpt
BenLarby 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Annegret 20/Jun/14 2nd

Steve Bennett lead

with steve b
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 -
Hidden 30/May/14 -
cdpuk 30/May/14 Lead O/S
andyevans 30/May/14 2nd

Brilliantly pumpy top out

with cdpuk
Bernie L 30/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 2nd
Stickle Tarn 17/May/14 2nd rpt
Jonathan Richardson 14/May/14 Lead O/S

added to Cave Innominate VS 5A

with Emma
gazfellows 04/May/14 Lead

Baaaannnnggggin.. What a finish.. 5 stars.

with Nic
Dan Vaj 03/May/14 Lead O/S
caradoc 02/May/14 Lead rpt
with Matt H.
phil64 ?/May/14 Lead

fantastic fun

RichyBOYY 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Joe.Elliott1 21/Apr/14 2nd
Toby Dunn 30/Mar/14 Solo rpt
john max 29/Mar/14 Lead
ralphio 05/Mar/14 Lead β

Traversed below the overhang six times and still couldn't work it out. After being shown how to do it managed straight off with ease. Well protected.

Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2014 -
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Matt77 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S

One of the best HVS's I've done at Stanage

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

very nice, a little bit tough (pumpy), linked it with Cave innominate (single pitch)

with sarah brookes
Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd
Chris Wright 08/Sep/13 Lead rpt
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 O/S
spragglerocks 21/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Jon Morgan
Richard P Coates 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
David Kay 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mynydd C.C.
Toby Dunn 05/Jul/13 Solo
john_ni 18/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead
Monkey_Alan 15/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead
Toby Dunn 06/Jun/13 Solo
Lazytraveller 03/Jun/13 2nd RP
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 17/May/13 Lead O/S
with George
georgedunton 17/May/13 2nd O/S
psychicbread 10/May/13 Lead O/S
with Kasia, Gavin Peach
Ian MK 05/May/13 Lead O/S
with Fraser Camble
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/13 -
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
Jackwd 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

8am Sunday morning after staying the night in the cave. Not another person about. Couldn't remember how to do the crux!

charley 11/Nov/12 2nd rpt

Our warm up at 8am after spending the night in the cave....

with JackD
Jake Young 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Laura, Jack
lbarras 21/Oct/12 2nd dog
with jack, jake
The Biochemist 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Matt Groom 24/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead
hotfeet 09/Aug/12 Lead
with Alex T
tomthecoolperson 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Jimbo C 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Absolutely amazing. Tons of exposure, great gear and unlikely looking moves. I was loving the finger jam in the roof crack.

with Chris
Alex 74 09/Jul/12 2nd
with Alan M
salonikaboulder 14/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/12 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/12 2nd
Falko 23/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Lovely butch climbing. Bold, well-protected and on the roughest rock south of Skye.

with Les Deakin
valentinesbabe 21/Mar/12 TR O/S

Awesome bit of climbing ...no problem with it, just have to keep your cool.

charley 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Brilliant, committing jug pulling, great lead by Jack..

with JackD, Ange
Jackwd 21/Mar/12 TR
deacondeacon 15/Mar/12 Lead O/S

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

Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
admackie ??/2012 -
Nevil ??/2012 -
with Mike
Hidden 20/Nov/11 2nd β
Rachel Slater 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Chalky Cat 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/11 2nd β
mountaingoatgirl 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S


with Nick Bean
gronbech 21/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with Neil
Jeromecooper 13/Aug/11 -
bibster1989 23/Jul/11 Lead
iamstebarker 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Dave Mason 06/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Darren Belfield
Dan Lane 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant, nice exposure above the VS below.

Matt Shepherd 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Gallant 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
jwpil 12/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Ben
benscarter 12/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Jack
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd β
nick ferro 11/Jun/11 -
Tony Holdsworth 03/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with George Richardson
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo
John Elliott 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Combination with cave inomate/hardings super direct HVS 5a

with Doug Allen
Chris Redding 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 18/Apr/11 2nd rpt
philboy 15/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Ginger McGrath 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with louise, hannah gibbs
jonnie3430 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Carol
Hidden 12/Apr/11 2nd
Nigel Bond 11/Apr/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
chris_B 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S

a great finish to the route below

louby 03/Apr/11 2nd
JRae 31/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie B
hellboundblr 27/Mar/11 Lead
john_ni 27/Mar/11 2nd
Ollie B 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with M.Rankine
Hidden 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke ??/2011 -

Done lots of times.

Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
JIMJIM ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
kitkat78 28/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Graham P
hrgcb 24/Oct/10 Lead
with Dave Phillips
derekb 24/Oct/10 Lead
with Matt - PCC
geoff.comley 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Amazing climb. Nice balancy start, vs climbing up to the cave which is enjoyable and safe, then the move over the roof is really really good. safe and has a little sequence to it which is a joy! A must in my opinion.

with Antony Mckenzie
goddamm7 11/Oct/10 2nd
with colin little, karen hallam, Sandrex
buxtoncoffeelover 11/Oct/10 Lead
tomB 02/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Phil Jennings 27/Aug/10 2nd
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
Jim Slater 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Graeme Hammond, Andy Jobling
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Helnorris 02/Aug/10 2nd

Brilliant climb, didnt get many points for style.

stvredmond 02/Aug/10 Lead

short but packs a right punch, memorable climbing

jwpil 10/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Ben
becster 03/Jul/10 2nd

delicate at the bottom

Thinker01 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Bec
mjeffery 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
shouter 26/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Lead O/S
chrisallan 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
vanderz 03/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
lamma_hippie 28/May/10 2nd
with Jon Lawton
Bern ?/May/10 Lead O/S
with Peter Brown
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
JamieSparkes 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Dave Reeve 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
tigertim 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Absolutely brilliant. Deff. need to use jam in roof crack with right hand to commit, lean out, and reach up to jug with left.

Hidden 16/Apr/10 2nd
Ragnaar 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S

With the 4c traversed-in start at the bottom, after lobbing off the 5a start a couple of times.

with martin hirons
ross hold ??/2010 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
drysori ??/2010 Lead
cymjt ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Nov/09 2nd O/S
mark20 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/09 Lead dog
Twisty 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel Stock
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
pabbage ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 11/Jul/09 2nd
with David Wright
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/09 -
Laurence Everitt 28/May/09 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 10/May/09 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/May/09 Lead

In a howling gale. Had to wait for the wind to subside and then launch for it. I cannot think of many more spectacular sequences on grit at this grade apart from The Sloth and Flying Buttress Direct but it's much easier than both of these.

mtempest 07/May/09 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
JimR 26/Apr/09 -
markfairbank 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
Reaver2k 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Pretty easy for HVS I'd say or maybe I was just having a good day... Laced it with plenty of gear as I was a bit worried about what I'd find round the lip. Turns out, with not much a reach, you can reach and enormous jug and haul yourself over! A nice finish to the previous route!

SteveM 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Faff
Sankey 04/Apr/09 2nd
with Luke
Hidden 02/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 16/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with Nick Mitchell
tdudley 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S

James got a club cam stuck and we had to leave it.

BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
gordonday ??/2009 Lead
bwestwood ??/2009 2nd O/S
Mr Sparkle 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
DavidR 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S

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

Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd rpt
Matt Fry 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
petemeads 15/Aug/08 Lead
with AJMeads
MikeLeeds 11/Aug/08 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 11/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
roberto18 10/Jun/08 Lead

fantastic finish

with Tom Nickols
Hidden 20/May/08 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 15/May/08 2nd
with Calum
CalumC 15/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
Matthallinan 01/May/08 Lead
with Paul Winder
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
AJ007 17/Feb/08 Lead
Alfredo ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Ben H
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
towdman 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 04/Oct/07 2nd rpt

with a bouldering mat on my back... Don't ask.

with Chris Jennions
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with DaveDJ
TomHaigh ?/Jul/07 Lead β
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd rpt
RichardMc 05/May/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
mark4344 02/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dale Knox
psychicbread 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Paul
fizzy_elephant 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Fletcher
Hidden ??/2007 -
matiyam ??/2007 -
@ndy ??/2007 2nd
with Maciek
tumbling wizard 08/Nov/06 Lead O/S
danm ?/Nov/06 Lead
with Kieran
tom.e 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Innominate/Harding's Finish

with Claire
Tobias at Home 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with SteveM
SteveM 29/Oct/06 2nd
with Tobs
reg_measures 16/Oct/06 2nd rpt
with pete kenyon
JonBray 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
cem 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Eric Olson
shoulders 09/Sep/06 Lead
with pete lewis
OffshoreAndy 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
thrutch 25/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with johnny b
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/06 2nd rpt
derico 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/06 Lead
dan gibson ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
Si dH 27/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Liz Kooper
tobydunford 24/Sep/05 2nd O/S
with Harry Martin
max_chan ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Lou
Stig 10/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Rik Dawes ??/2005 Lead O/S
Chris M ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/04 Lead β
Nicos 07/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
Hidden ?/Mar/04 2nd O/S
Nigel Coe 20/Jul/03 -
with Dick Hanson
Hidden ?/Jul/03 -
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 03/May/03 Lead
with J. Ellson
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
Monk ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 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
Hidden 17/Nov/01 Lead O/S
migs493 22/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/01 Lead rpt
John Eley ?/May/01 Lead
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 14/Aug/00 Lead β
with Matt Hirst
Obi-Wan is lost... ?/Jul/00 Lead
with Amy
skygodley 04/Jun/00 Lead O/S
JamesP ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
Hidden 07/Sep/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/98 Lead
with David
chris sm ?/May/97 Lead O/S
with Andy Gill
craig h 14/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
colin milton 21/Jul/95 Lead
with eric milton
Hidden ?/Jul/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ?/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
NorthernRock ?/Sep/92 Lead
Chris Ellis 19/Aug/92 Lead
walts4 19/Aug/92 2nd
K1 ?/Jul/92 -
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/91 2nd
Neil R 07/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Sharon
Roget 13/May/90 Lead O/S
with jim, jon
lithos ??/1990 Lead O/S
with all sorts
Gambit 20/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Adam and Phil
Hidden ?/Oct/88 2nd
Hidden ??/1988 2nd O/S
Iain Thow 25/Sep/87 TR
with Paul Eastwood
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Lead
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 18/May/67 Lead dnf
with Chris Bridge
sutty 09/Apr/60 Lead O/S

done on my 21 birthday after Wall End Slab direct with no runners. A pebble crumbled and thought I was off but managed to complete the rout.

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