Rockfax Description
Follow either of the Robin Hood's Staircase starts until just below the cliff top then jam left along the horizontal break to a tricky finish up the left-hand arete. Slightly aimless but it gives easy climbing across an impressive wall. © Rockfax

FA. John Allen 1972

Ticklists: 14 In A Day, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide).

Nick1812P 25/Oct Lead O/S
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct 2nd
Ciderslider 26/Sep Lead rpt
with charley
charley 26/Sep 2nd rpt
with Mark
Sam Simpson 22/Sep Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
runestone 11/Sep 2nd
with Jeff
Jamesmoly 03/Sep 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 03/Sep Lead
Dave Turnbull, BMC ?/Sep -
Hidden 16/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug AltLd
TobyA 01/Aug Lead O/S
with TonyB
TonyB 01/Aug 2nd O/S

9 of 24 on attempted VS challenge

with TobyA
Hidden 18/Jul 2nd O/S
bullwinkle 18/Jul Lead rpt
with Bart
Hidden 04/Jul Solo
CraigOsborne 27/Jun Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun 2nd O/S


with Paul Deane
DaveB61 09/Jun 2nd
with Vicky Foxwell
the power 31/May 2nd rpt
with chris
Palmer 31/May Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
Rob84 30/May 2nd rpt
with Pidg
Rob84 30/May 2nd rpt
with Pidg
Hidden 28/May Lead
daviesp2 25/May 2nd
with Curly Rich
Curly Rich 25/May Lead O/S
with GMC Paul D
DanOsb 23/May 2nd
with swift
ChrisBrooke 23/May Lead rpt

A really fun and easy route. A bit of a sandy start, but such a good hand rail to move leftwards along. Perfect.

with Duncan Bell
Liam Ingram 23/May Lead O/S
morganator 21/May Solo O/S
soph 21/May Solo rpt
Hidden 17/May 2nd O/S
MoWalker3 17/May -
with Gary
kp64zl ?/May Lead
with Steve OMC
Jimbo C 23/Apr Lead O/S

Good fun, just keep on moving. Never VS tho, felt like HS.

with Chris
lovin it 16/Apr 2nd

Lovely traverse, with amusing finish

the power 09/Apr 2nd rpt
with ken
Ciderslider 08/Apr Lead O/S
with charley
charley 08/Apr 2nd rpt
with Mark
fifth 04/Jan AltLd O/S
with Ash
robgixer ??/2015 -
Tom Keaveny 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
sibluer 02/Oct/14 Lead
GermanAlex 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S

good fun

with Rob
morganator 20/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Solo
Dkoi 06/Jul/14 2nd
with tom lewis
Dkoi 06/Jul/14 2nd
with nick
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Solo O/S
OliverRoss 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with lloyd Bisgrove
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/14 -
danm 18/May/14 -
with andy scott
luke glaister 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

A great little route. solid gear all the way. Jugs for hands and a nice move to finish. Lovely.

casey johns 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great gear all the way along the traverse, and a great move to finish. Top route

monkeyman79 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Green
Jim Brownlow 09/Apr/14 2nd O/S
geddicakes 09/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Jim Brownlow
James_L88 15/Mar/14 2nd O/S
UnkArl 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
uppersharpnose 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Good fun but my arms killed afterwards because i hadn't climbed in ages.

Rob84 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Mel
the power 02/Jan/14 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Phil T
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
eburki1 07/Dec/13 TR
jmills94 07/Dec/13 -
with ed
Hidden 30/Nov/13 Solo
dannyboy83 04/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Unknownbiker 08/Sep/13 2nd
with Dave W, Tony W
David Wynne 08/Sep/13 2nd
with Sam yeomans, Tony Womersley
Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/13 2nd
Jim Slater 04/Aug/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Solo
matt.stevenson 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Fat Tim 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Jim Slater 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Solo
EDB4YLI55 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 05/Jun/13 2nd
mtempest 05/Jun/13 Lead
DanOsb 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead O/S
farmerwad 19/May/13 Lead
with Carol
Tony Ryland 19/May/13 2nd
with Steve Barby
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
the power 21/Mar/13 2nd

in trainers

with deacon
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
the power 27/Feb/13 2nd rpt

quality climb did the arete this time

with rob
dr_botnik 27/Feb/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon ??/2013 Lead

have seconded previously. Cold day at Stanage with a fair bit of snow about. Approach shoes, two pairs of trousers, down Jacket. Snug as a bug.

Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
JonnySchofield 21/Dec/12 Lead O/S
the power 12/Dec/12 Lead O/S

freezing cold hands dint do arete scratched round corner to finish

with deacon
JonnySchofield 21/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
bullybones 04/Oct/12 2nd
with Neil
harold walmsley 22/Sep/12 2nd rpt

Left after this even tho' 1 o'clock on a very nice day as midges were awful. Went to Shooter's Nab on way home: cold but no midges

with Colin Struthers
joemallia 17/Sep/12 2nd rpt

Crux is low down, and shared with Robin Hood's Staircase Direct, and this might just about be 4c?

Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
harold walmsley 04/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd
Bry 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
pbuggy91 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Fragmod 31/Aug/12 2nd
Rob84 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Loveday
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
sgl 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Rob
Archbishop 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Dan Shacklock
Sam Marks 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with J. Hodgson, Rory Stead
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
John Brayshaw 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 10/Jun/12 2nd
with John
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/12 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 28/Apr/12 Lead rpt
MikeDowsett 15/Apr/12 Lead
with Ruth Gordon
charley 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Ange's lead. Lovely climb, really enjoyed it.

with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Emily Drake, Tim Drake, Jack Drake, Angela Paul, Charley Fell
valentinesbabe 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, thoroughly enjoyable. Charley 2nd

Jackwd 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Nice traverse, end move is a little tricky. Dad found it a lot harder but not bad for his first outdoor route. Nice seal moves!

with Emily Drake, Tim Drake, Angela Paul
joe.91 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Solo
Clay C 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Jay
Jay C 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Clay C
Rachel Slater 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Williams, Jon Fane
jon_ridley 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
becoming-stranger 10/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Scott Dunkley ??/2012 -
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
gavinpeach 30/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Freezing. Hands turned to ice. Final move on the arete is pretty reachy. Used small cam and small wires.

Falko 19/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Steve M
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo
mark20 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
mountaingoatgirl 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S


with Nick Bean
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/11 2nd
Tony Holdsworth 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Peter Harris
migs493 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Hot Rock Tom, Duncan Bell
Edd Reed 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Donna Mawson
willson 04/Jul/11 Lead

Very nice, as good as ellis's eliminate

with chris
Daniels735 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Matt Foot
victim of mathematics 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Really nice. Like Ellis' Eliminate only longer and slightly easier. Definitely worth 2 stars.

with Dan
Hidden 13/Jun/11 2nd O/S
treg 09/Jun/11 2nd
James Oswald 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Really cool. Pumpy traverse across.

with Matt
Tom_Jermy 15/May/11 Lead O/S

Cold, couldn't feel hands, blowing a gale...the traverse felt airy, topped out to finish in a puddle! Very enjoyable none the less.

with Jamie Sparks
JamieSparkes 15/May/11 2nd O/S
llamaglama 15/May/11 Lead
with Jam
georgel 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant fun. Why only one star?

with iain
catt 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Very enjoyable

with George
LakesWinter 29/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Cake
Cake 29/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Well sustained for a grit VS

with Matt
mariannekhoo 22/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Thea Williams, Tracey Tomlin
dj_brigham05 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Bobcat5060 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Glenn
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
donkster 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with ben
fatbuoybazza 11/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with daveyw
Hidden 09/Aug/10 Solo
mike_clayton 08/Aug/10 Lead β

arete was tuff along with the topout

The Bad Cough 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
jon22 08/Aug/10 Lead
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
bullwinkle 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with John
godusty 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Simon Smeaton
buxtoncoffeelover 02/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
PanzerHanzler 11/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Martin Stevens 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S

The traverse is easy, the arete at the end is harder.

with Andy H.
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Solo
Chris the Tall 21/Apr/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Solo
andrew sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Brown 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
godusty 18/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 16/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
Kirill 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Jon Dittman 22/Aug/09 2nd
ebf 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
jubolo 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S

enjoyed this one

with mark
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 Solo
Tez29 29/May/09 2nd O/S
with Ian
Hidden 24/May/09 Solo
daveclarke5 10/May/09 2nd O/S
with Andy
stuckonarock 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Seth
Shauna 22/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with simon
SteveM 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Faff
furry 01/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Clive
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Viks ??/2009 -

I think it was this one??

Hidden 01/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
gnc760 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
BenJacobs 24/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Ash
Sankey 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Luke and Andy E
andyebbens 17/Aug/08 2nd
with Steve E and Luke
Hidden 16/Aug/08 -
rayash 27/Jun/08 Lead

well worth doing,4c finishing move

with luke
Hidden 27/Jun/08 2nd rpt
alaan 09/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
SecretSquirrel 03/May/08 2nd
Hidden 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
AJ007 16/Mar/08 2nd
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
mike bridges 17/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Adam1973 16/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with philnorv
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with DaveDJ
jam tart 05/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 03/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Si dH 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Jim Vach 13/May/07 Lead O/S
with Tim Dorsett
Hidden 25/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
BenJacobs ??/2007 2nd
with PeakDJ
Hidden ??/2007 -
jamesturnbull ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
a_d_tru 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Alex, Carol U
chrisclimber_1986 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Bohdan
Mutl3y 31/May/06 2nd
with Fletch
dan gibson ??/2006 -
richardr ?/Sep/05 -
madaxeman ?/Aug/05 TR
with Dave Potts
Smeegan ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Dale
Stig 20/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Adrian Daniels 06/Jul/04 2nd
with Steve Webster
Hidden ?/Mar/04 -
Rob Davies ?/Jul/03 Lead
with Les Goram
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Phil West 15/Feb/03 Lead dnf
with Chris Tan
John Kettle ??/2003 Lead
dan gibson 11/Sep/02 Solo rpt
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/02 Lead
mikej 12/Dec/01 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 15/Aug/01 2nd
Ropeboy 13/Jun/01 Solo
PenJD 19/May/01 Lead O/S
with Jon Ascroft
Hidden 19/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 15/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
Hidden 22/Mar/00 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 2nd
with Cal
Hidden ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Blod 04/Sep/99 Lead O/S
with Julie W
DafSWMC ?/May/99 2nd O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Rich Kirby 18/Jun/98 2nd
with Suzy
stokienomad 06/Jun/98 Lead
martroberts 13/Oct/97 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 10/Sep/97 Lead
with Louise Pellett
furry 16/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Phil B
smudge 29/May/97 Lead O/S
with Frank
andrew300169 ?/Nov/96 Lead O/S
with Tim Pom
Hidden 19/Oct/96 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones 12/Oct/96 2nd O/S
Neil R 28/Jul/96 Lead
with Richard W
craig h 14/Jun/96 Lead O/S
with Janet Hannah
Hidden 27/May/96 Lead O/S
cragspud ?/Mar/96 Lead O/S

Ice in the break made it fun

Rog Wilko ?/Sep/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
nai ??/1995 2nd
D Tempest 31/Oct/93 Solo
with Rick
Colin Matheson 29/Sep/92 2nd
with Dave Gugan
Hidden 31/Jul/92 Lead
J R R Hartley 28/Jul/92 2nd O/S
with Kev Turner
Hidden ?/Jul/92 2nd
Rich Kirby 30/Aug/91 2nd
with Andy Mackay
Roget 25/Jun/91 Solo O/S
Mick King 06/May/91 2nd
with Pete Hankinson
Iain Thow 22/Apr/90 Lead
with Steve di Ponio
Hidden 26/Jun/89 Solo
tapley 21/Aug/88 -
steve prior ?/May/88 Lead
with Rob W
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/87 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/1987 -
nigehughes ?/Nov/86 2nd
with Mark Hartree
Dave Musgrove 11/Jun/86 Lead
with David
John Marsland 11/May/85 2nd
with Dave Cousins
Canyak ??/1973 -
Hidden 24/Oct/65 Solo
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