Robin Hood's Balcony Cave Direct** VD
16m. The imposing chimney is climbed on polished holds to reach the balcony and a stance. Escape right across the top of the chimney or, better, finish through the overhang above the ledge by a couple of weird moves on jugs; S 4b. © ROCKFAX
FA. Fred Piggott et al early 1920s 1922

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage Starred VDiffs.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 242 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

john max - Lead - 27/Sep/14 with John Bayliss

john_ni - 2nd - 27/Sep/14 with John Maxfield (PCC)

100 IAD No. 82
sparkass - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/14

slacky - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/14 with Ben Abell

slacky - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/14 with Tim

ben.phillips - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Mike Gallimore

Done as part of the 100 stanage stars ticklist. 43 routes in 15 hours. Absolutely exhausting, but what an achievement! Well done Ben and thanks!
MichaelGallimore - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Ben Philips

meltdown34 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14

Doug91 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Matt

Hidden - Solo dnf - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/14

Not particularly elegant - typical 1st climb of the day. Made a bit of a meal of this. In retrospect, not too bad. One or two trickier moves for the grade. Probably easier if chimney end it properly!
climbingrev - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Gav I'Anson, Tim Angell

Dan Arkle - 2014

mileshill540 - Lead - 2014

Nick_Merriman - Lead - Oct/13 with alexcollins123

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/13 with -

Hidden - Solo - 18/Sep/13

splat2million - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13

alexdaniel654 - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13

Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13

kfowler141 - Lead - 26/Jul/13

Toby Dunn - Solo - 05/Jul/13

00B4YLI5500 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/13

jwhereat - 2nd - 05/May/13

papashango - Solo - 13/Jan/13 with Stu

Quite green
dsgarner - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/12

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Khalid

khalidq - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Dan Vajzovic

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/12

Griff1990 - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/12

charley - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with JackD

Awful. Polished and a toilet. Smelt great in there. Never again.
Jackwd - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Kev Titheradge, Angela Paul

Hidden - Solo - 10/Mar/12

Scott Dunkley - 2012

Hidden - 2012

John-Henry - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

nice, to arrive at the cave :)
crimpy - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Jhc

johnl - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/11 with Adam Perrett

Adam Perrett - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with John Leonard

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/11

rockaddict - 2nd - Jul/11

adamjeffs - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/11

sam g - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/11

joscott - Lead O/S - 13/May/11 with Chris Smith

going up to broken arrow
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Nick, Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Jam

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

in the dark all slimy and green - not the easy VD I was expecting
Sardien - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Jacob Roberts

jacobroberts - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Serinde

David Smith - 2011

Paul Boggis - Solo - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Emma Painter - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Tom

Hidden - Dec/10

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Sarah Freeman

Rich K - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Wayne Cheung

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/10

Jack Whiteley - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10 with Ros

Denatone - TR O/S - 18/Apr/10

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Rick Crabtree

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/10

markytaylor - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/10

Freaked a bit nearer the top, greasy and polished....and only fourth lead, shaky legs!
ricky6386 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with Gav

andrew sandercock - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - Mar/10 with andrew sandercock

chris552303 - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

TomWebber - Lead - 15/Nov/09 with davesperring

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Nov/09

Adam Potter - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/09

Alfredo - Solo - 07/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/09

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jun/09

tlr - Solo - 20/Jun/09

petemeads - Solo - 29/May/09

very hard for the grade, little protection at the top
stevemcg - Lead - 25/May/09 with Bryn

Used as start to Broken Arrow
PanzerHanzler - Lead rpt - 25/May/09 with Mike Hams

Andy lead the E1 5b (Broken Arrow) finish for his first E1 lead,
Hamster - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Hanzler666

Still good, but the crux is surprisingly hard due to the scary polished nature of the footholds.
barrylong - Lead rpt - 24/May/09 with Kathryn

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Lisa and John

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09

Felt quite hard for the grade. Maybe that's down to the polish?
lucasp - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with matt (hensman)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

rd2904 - Lead - 16/Apr/09 with Darren Southcott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with liv_the_div

Too polished and slimey for me today. Had a complete epic getting the gear back - abbed down to get it, then the rope jammed pulling it up which required another ab to free it. Epic fail! =o(
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/09 with Bryn Wood

Will Gordon - Lead rpt - Apr/09 with Clare Wolstenholme

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/09

Merlin - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Pete

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Brown - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

SteveM - Solo - 17/Oct/08

Alaric - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with andyfeds, Neil

andyfeds - 20/Jul/08 with Neil T, Alaric

Philsy - Lead - 12/Jul/08 with Baz

sylwia - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/08

colin milton - Lead - 07/May/08 with ibbo

kenneM - Lead - May/08 with Steve Marner

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

achatzs - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Ewan Buckingham

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/07 with Helen Odwell

charlie barnes - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/07 with dan

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 19/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/07

philboy - Lead - 02/May/07 with paul h, matt g

peter myers - Lead - May/07

CharlieC - Lead dog - 28/Apr/07 with Ali

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 10/Mar/07 with David Braun

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Paul Dewey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Phil PBC - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/06 with David Rafe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/06

windedcolt - 2nd - 16/Aug/06 with mark routledge

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/06

munnsy - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Emma

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Neil

Monk - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with RUMC

flytzen - Lead - 17/Jun/06 with Nick Mercer

a_d_tru - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Neil S, Philipa

viking56 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/06 with JEH

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/06

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead β - 28/May/06

dave_tomlin - Lead - May/06 with Laura Cundy

Tobias at Home - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Dec/05

Hidden - Lead - Nov/05

Nicos - Solo O/S - 20/Oct/05 with solo

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 19/Oct/05 with None

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/05

spacey - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with jo macey

madaxeman - 2nd - 06/Aug/05 with Dave Potts

samwelli - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/05 with Matt Jackson

Whitt - 2nd O/S - Aug/05 with Craig Woods

craigswoods - Lead β - 31/Jul/05 with Rob Nason

Marc Murphy - Lead - Jul/05

cem - Solo O/S - 15/May/05

JohnHutch - 2005

phsharpy - Solo O/S - 2005 with The American Preacher

tommcdonna - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/04 with Jonno Cox

Mike Turner - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/04 with Adrian Fagg

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/04

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 29/May/04 with Julia

Hidden - Lead - 2004

cliffy - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Kerry Irwin

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/03

Hedley - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

simon kimber - Solo - Nov/02

roverhead - 2nd - 28/Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/02

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen

Dave Toseland - 2002

DundeeDave - Lead - 01/Sep/01 with Keith Wilkinson, Ben Hughes

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - Jul/01

Hidden - Lead - 2001

Haglington - Lead O/S - Nov/00 with Viv Scott

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/00

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

JamesP - Lead - 2000

kevtoo04 - Solo - 2000

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

IanGilbertJones - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/99

Pete Nugent - Lead - 05/Sep/99 with Paul Hampson

Jim Brooke - Lead - 19/Oct/97

Roget - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/97

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 28/Sep/96

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/96 with James Latham

EddieA - Solo O/S - 31/May/96

Trobbo - 2nd - 07/Apr/96 with john blower

Rampikino - Solo - 03/May/95

Hidden - Solo - 1995

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jun/94

Phil West - 2nd β - 29/May/94 with Steve Wild

Hidden - 1994

jim_randell - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/93 with MS

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/91

mattnuttall - Solo - 12/May/90 with Alan Holden

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 1990 with Tim Stain

whispering nic - Solo - Oct/89 with Gaz Smith

SPD224 - Solo - 1989

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/88 with Debbie Wilkinson

Andy Say - Solo - 27/Aug/87

Iain Thow - Lead - 10/May/87 with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey

Gambit - 2nd O/S - 1987 with Adam and Phil

PeteCheung - 1987 with Alan

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/84

malc - Solo - 23/Jul/83

Ian Clare - 1982

Hidden - Solo - 01/Mar/81

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/81

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1981

Tom V - 1980

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1979

Nigel Bond - Lead - 08/Jun/78 with Martin Crosby

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1978

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 15/Apr/77 with Martin Veale

Dave Musgrove - 07/Oct/72

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/72

johnwright - 2nd - 13/May/72 with D Helliwell

rogerskews - 1972

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/67

mikej - Lead - 12/Jun/66 with Ted Markham

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/65

Hidden - Solo - 17/Oct/64

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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