Rockfax Description
A wanderer. Start up the chimney and exit awkwardly right to a good ledge, and possible stance. Continue up the crack left of the flake to a ledge and then the wall above this to a niche. Step right for a nicely exposed finish. © Rockfax

FA. Cyril Ward 1922

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, 100 Stanage stars, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins..

Hidden 20/Oct Lead
Steve Vincent 25/Sep Lead
Abu777 19/Sep Lead O/S

Difficult exit from the top of the chimney, possibly because it looks as though a hold has snapped off the roof. Think it warrants a regrade

Hidden 04/Sep 2nd O/S
ben1987 02/Aug Lead O/S
Ade in Sheffield 02/Aug Lead
with Dave (Le Mans) Morrison
Roget 25/Jul Solo O/S
ian d f 10/Jul Solo O/S
Keenb 04/Jul Lead O/S
with Dougal
Andy Morley 20/Jun Lead O/S
with Luke Green
RCrockford 30/May Lead O/S
with Andy C
joermann 30/May 2nd
PLM 26/May Solo O/S
JamesMarsh 25/May 2nd
Lukem6 25/May Lead
Buccaneerbilly 23/May Lead
mikehenesy 23/May 2nd

Bit of a tricky start, especialy if you get it wrong and it's your first Severe.

with Willy
climbingrick 12/May Solo O/S
MSchobitz 18/Apr Solo O/S
amccann 09/Apr Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 08/Apr Solo O/S
hazeysunshine 07/Apr 2nd O/S

good value for a severe!

with Hilary
Hidden 07/Apr Lead
mattc 06/Apr Lead β
GermanAlex 07/Mar Solo O/S

An undignified bellieflop on solo after the chimney, good thing no one saw...

Hidden ??/2015 -
JoshT 26/Oct/14 2nd
with Ellie Fuller
Harry Thorpe 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Beth
martinbettridge06 ?/Oct/14 2nd
Ian Saxton ?/Oct/14 2nd
with martin, dave
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 85

Hidden 05/Sep/14 2nd
alaster tonge 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
robblowen 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Cheeky start in the chimney for 4a.

with Jonny
ashtond6 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
Matt Harmon 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Teappleby 30/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Solo O/S
davidanthony 01/Jul/14 Lead dnf

couple of metres up the chimney, but not obvious how to safely traverse to face

ben.phillips 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

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!

with Ben Philips
ChrisPaines 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
meltdown34 19/Jun/14 2nd O/S
D.botts87 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
tomsimpson89 14/Jun/14 TR O/S
joeallen28 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S

All about the bridging up the green section to start, or just get on your belly and crawl around the corner!

the power 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Phil T
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
LJC 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Little Ben
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead
Hidden 17/May/14 2nd O/S
DanChad 15/May/14 Lead O/S
with Richard Bower, Chris Murray
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 15/May/14 2nd

Fantastic route with lots of varied climbing. A great lead by Dan.

with Dan Chadfield, Richard Bower
Hidden 05/May/14 2nd
the power 26/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with rob
dr_botnik 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
peaterpan 17/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Chimney section was really fun with good holds. Had a good laugh pulling myself into a fetal position at the top of the chimney.

bullybones 11/Mar/14 2nd
with Neil
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 19/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 08/Oct/13 Solo O/S
with Tinker
MrTeej2 05/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Will Brooks
greengrasss 22/Aug/13 Lead
BnB 20/Aug/13 -
Fragmod 16/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jshields 30/Jun/13 Lead


davewsargent 30/Jun/13 2nd
davewsargent 30/Jun/13 2nd
bendevonport 30/Jun/13 2nd
mattgrange 09/Jun/13 2nd

Bloody awkward start!

Tala M 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
the power 01/Jun/13 Lead
with deacon
tom144807 11/May/13 Solo O/S
ciderspider 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Stone_donkey 03/May/13 Lead dnf

went too high trying to exit chimney

with George
Ciderslider 03/May/13 2nd O/S

What a bag of .... this one brings nothing to the party. Far better off doing one of the classics nearby

Ben T@ylor 01/May/13 TR O/S

Top roped and false lead for the last time...started directly up The Actress by mistake then moved back to the right line. Spent 25 mins trying to remove a cam that had walked.

with Alex wright
detritus 01/May/13 TR O/S

Taught me a lesson in cam selection so as not to get it stuck.

Hidden 30/Apr/13 -
Sietse 28/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/13 2nd O/S
papashango 13/Jan/13 Solo
with Stu
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Solo
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
JossGuyer ??/2013 Lead O/S
J.Atkins 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
JonnySchofield 21/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
cmarsden5 21/Oct/12 -
Sam Cooke 21/Oct/12 Lead
deacondeacon 15/Oct/12 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 09/Oct/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
bemdl 16/Sep/12 2nd
tom parsons 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Dean Brooks, Aidan Barry, James Barry
clint87 04/Aug/12 Lead
Khumbu King 04/Aug/12 2nd
frankcp87 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Holbrook
timmyhobby 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with michael
Steve J P 20/Jun/12 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 20/Jun/12 2nd
with sp
dannygiblin ?/Jun/12 -
Michael-H 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with lyndab
JamieSparkes 13/May/12 2nd O/S
with JP
JdotP 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Mr Sparkles
Twisty 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Tim Brown
popebenedictus 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
adrianscott 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Simon Bostock 19/Feb/12 2nd O/S
gingermike1 ??/2012 -
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Solo O/S
spitfirerick ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
phleppy 15/Aug/11 Lead
mountaingoatgirl 15/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Nick Bean
bibster1989 23/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Solo
Blurgy319 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Peter Williams
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Vicky L ?/Jul/11 2nd dog


with Mark (pj)
david harvey ?/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with martin
Tithe Technique 19/Jun/11 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Tricky start...then remembered my chimneying techniques but still not the most straightforward Severe!

CRiddiford 13/Jun/11 Solo O/S
alpinechili 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Nasty chimney. First severe lead.

with Alex Burgess, Phil Moore
Pythonist 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S
martinbettridge06 ?/Jun/11 Lead
Nick1812P 20/May/11 Solo O/S
sylwia 12/May/11 Lead
with Ross
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Mike Bayley 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Ian Ackerley
jimmyrua 20/Mar/11 Solo β
with Magnus, David Brigham
dj_brigham05 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Moonlight solo

alex_arthur 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Moonlight solo

with James Connely, David Brigham
SteWatkins ?/Jan/11 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
LP ??/2011 -
Hidden 06/Nov/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Solo
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Mike Hall 05/Sep/10 2nd
with Phil B
buxtoncoffeelover 19/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Sandra
Chumpatus 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with dave
Camdenelectric 19/Jun/10 -
Ian JL 22/May/10 Lead O/S
tom.e 16/May/10 Solo
mike bridges 15/May/10 2nd O/S

finished up Zagrette from the ledge.

with Geoff Nichols
daveyji 23/Apr/10 Lead
with Linda Williamson
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
highfivekrissy ?/Apr/10 Lead
Ander 13/Mar/10 Lead

Not one for the indoor climbing inclined.

andrew sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Byronius Maximus 07/Nov/09 2nd O/S
with Lauren Foster, Rayan Sammut
Hidden 07/Nov/09 2nd
Phil West 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Shaun Walby
TiffTiff 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Nick, Caroline
AJ007 18/Sep/09 Solo
Ed Throp 14/Sep/09 2nd O/S
sims 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jonno
peter myers ?/Sep/09 Lead
with Matt Eyre
frost 17/Aug/09 Solo
krikoman 09/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Peeley.b 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Englishvoodoo 30/Jul/09 Lead O/S

First ever lead :)

marcmac 24/Jul/09 Lead O/S
timofy 27/Jun/09 Lead
jimorothy 26/Jun/09 2nd
with Scott Barnett
vvanhinsbergh 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Phil1967 12/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Bruv
EAYL 08/Jun/09 Lead
with antcarney
critchlg 30/May/09 2nd O/S

small slings get caught in the chockstone underhang

with Matt
flat eric 30/May/09 Lead O/S
with Pig
lucasp 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Kev was not impressed with my route choice here.

with kev (lmc)
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
rob wmc 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
GPN 21/Feb/09 Solo
marcmac ??/2009 Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 -
CliffSurtees ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 22/Nov/08 Lead O/S
SteveM 17/Oct/08 Solo
erica 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Chimney wet and green, made a very ungainly move onto the ledge.

with John
John Brayshaw 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Erica
Brown 18/Sep/08 Solo O/S
with Bridget
petemeads 12/Sep/08 Solo
fizzy_elephant 20/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Sam W 08/Jun/08 Lead
with Nina Jenkinson
Chris Ellis 07/Jun/08 Lead
with Steve Wade
roscoe6 21/May/08 Lead

Guidebook gives HS 4b

Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
Hidden 03/May/08 Solo rpt
Dinger 04/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Bandit
SteveM 12/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Kat
kitkat78 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with SteveM
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
thinair48 ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ben Stone
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 31/Dec/07 AltLd
Hidden 24/Nov/07 Lead
Eddie1234 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Hall
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Colin Matheson 22/Jul/07 Lead

Struggle at the top of bottom chimney and crawled onto ledge

with Simon UKC
tiga271 ?/Jul/07 2nd
with Colin UKC
baldcoder 24/May/07 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Jim Vach 29/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/07 2nd
Ing 22/Apr/07 Lead
with Jim
Hidden 19/Apr/07 2nd O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
drysori ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Benwa 21/Oct/06 Lead O/S
debbien1 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 06/Aug/06 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Ruthy
greg101 28/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 28/Jul/06 Solo
Hidden 12/Jul/06 Solo O/S
mr bounce ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Shona
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Jun/06 Solo O/S
krikoman 10/Jun/06 2nd O/S

Excellent Route especially ducking under the roof.

with Steve Wood
Steve_Fozz 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Fay Isherwood
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
colin milton 14/May/06 Lead
Hidden 10/May/06 2nd O/S
simonw1 29/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Allan Watson
arin78 14/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Mark
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
Si dH 23/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Jason Wallis
Jay1403 23/Jul/05 2nd

Excellent route first of the day.

with SiDh
LakesWinter 07/Jun/05 AltLd
with Cake
Cake 07/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Rampikino 03/Apr/05 2nd
with Liz Hay & Rob Wilson
Sankey ?/Jan/05 -
Hidden 13/Dec/04 2nd
victim of mathematics 13/Nov/04 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 13/Nov/04 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 08/Aug/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
SMc ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Anne
Nicos 25/Jun/04 Solo O/S
with mark richardson
babymoac 12/Jun/04 Lead
with Pam Moore
nigel pearson 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Yoko
tobydunford 16/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Keith Hobbs
Hidden 16/Jun/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/02 Solo
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/02 Lead
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Iain Thow 01/Apr/97 Lead

Finish via top of Bishop's Route.

with Steve (Wton)
Hidden 11/Apr/96 Solo
Ropeboy 24/Sep/95 -


iskra2000 08/Oct/94 Lead
with Steve Hill
Dave Mountford 09/Jun/92 -
with markl, Damon Heath
Scott McRae ?/May/92 Lead O/S
with Steve Jones
Andy Say 07/Aug/89 Solo
Hidden 09/Aug/86 Lead
Hidden 10/Nov/82 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Nigel Bond 05/Oct/75 Lead
with Pete and Ron
Canyak ??/1973 -
Rog Wilko ?/Dec/70 Lead
with ??
Dave Musgrove 03/Jun/67 Lead
with Bob Knapton
mikej 23/Oct/66 Lead
with Brian Stockwell, Pauline Syrett
Hidden 11/Apr/65 Lead
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