Rockfax Description
Reach the hanging flake from the chimney by a hard traverse (footholds scoured by nailed boots aeons ago), then layback to easy ground. A short wall concludes things. © Rockfax

FA. Frank Elliott 1930

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, 14 In A Day, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

HazelMacLean 11/Oct Lead G/U

Backed off this one before, but smashed it this time! Demanding for a VS but worth it if you can do the handjammy footworky start.

with Heather Mungin
Ciderslider 28/Sep 2nd O/S
with charley
charley 28/Sep Lead O/S
with Mark
Barrie Schofield II 27/Sep Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 27/Sep 2nd
Stickle Tarn 26/Sep Lead
Hidden 01/Aug 2nd
Jamesmoly 01/Aug Lead G/U
Hidden 27/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun 2nd rpt
iainsanderson 10/Jun 2nd
with John Hayes
Hidden 10/Jun Lead O/S
hotfeet 04/Jun Lead dog
with Ant
Alkis 10/May Lead O/S
with Tessa Slater
mattleepianist ?/May Lead O/S
Jimbo C 23/Apr 2nd

Good. Nice juggy crux followed by a romp up the flake.

with Chris
Chris M 10/Apr AltLd
with Dan G
GermanAlex 07/Mar Lead O/S

More pumpy than technical, hard work. Easy after the traverse (which is a total gripper).

with Jack
robgixer ??/2015 -
pete1993 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S

fairly gripping traverse, all over once you reach the flake unfortunately

with Micki
MSchobitz 05/Nov/14 2nd O/S
sibluer 02/Oct/14 Lead
Bron H 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
williap 20/Sep/14 Lead
lewisg 13/Sep/14 Lead dnf
with Martin, Wayne
eddiem1 12/Sep/14 TR O/S
scottcoates 06/Sep/14 2nd
the power 28/Aug/14 Lead
with rob
morganator 20/Aug/14 Solo O/S
nick ferro 27/Jul/14 -
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead dog
Hidden 14/Jul/14 Lead
najki_2000 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Hard traverse - don't use the obvious footholds as they are well polished. Liked the pull to get stood up by the flake. Last wall quite balsy on lead

asmith37 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Nika
tallginge ?/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with gunny
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
pabbage 26/Jun/14 Lead
Andy Hardy 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 2nd
bazilikiukas 12/Jun/14 2nd
WhipperSnapper 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Minty
rocktigger 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Clare
onlyfoddington 25/May/14 2nd dog

5a traverse typically. Got pumped real quick.

ian d f 25/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tor, Pete C
tcn_2002 25/May/14 Lead
Steve Waddell 17/May/14 TR

Tricky polished traverse that improves the further you go. Lovely top section too

pedrosanpb 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dominic pumfrey
ralphio 16/May/14 Lead O/S

Very pumpy traverse with easy laybacking above. Final headwall took a little thought.

with Nik
clairejane ?/May/14 Lead dog

cam testing practice

with Tessa Teapot
mtempest 30/Mar/14 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 30/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd O/S
malone 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Ian Stirrups ??/2014 Lead O/S

Tough start

with Jess
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
john lynch 11/Dec/13 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 24/Oct/13 2nd
Tamati 24/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Mark
Jim Slater 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Oo 29/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
thrutch 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Marc
Jonathan Hall 21/Sep/13 Lead

Did the start to coconut ice then wussed off onto this as the reach at the end was ridiculous and the gear sucked above.

Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo
ranga 26/Aug/13 2nd
knighty 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Hard initial traverse. Lovely climbing though!

richardhopton 11/Aug/13 Lead
with Matt Thombs
kfowler141 26/Jul/13 Lead
Dan Vaj 12/Jul/13 Lead β
Hidden 12/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/13 TR dnf
mark4344 28/Jun/13 Lead
with Dan Vaj
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Managed to top out before the shower hit! Good moves at the start, but soon eases.

mrteale 09/Jun/13 Solo O/S
jack01 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Duncan
Toby Dunn 07/Jun/13 Solo
Nigel Bond 01/Jun/13 Lead
deacondeacon 01/Jun/13 Lead

According to this I've seconded it previously although I don't remember it at all.

the power 01/Jun/13 2nd
with deacon
mickd 01/Jun/13 2nd
victim of mathematics 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Mr. K 19/May/13 2nd O/S
mikealexpayne 02/May/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/13 2nd dnf
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
ebf 03/Mar/13 Lead dog

Blimey, those are some polished foot holds! Lovely top section.

bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
OliverIF ??/2013 Lead RP
bullybones 11/Nov/12 Lead
Spoons 11/Nov/12 2nd β
KDhruev 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Ewano 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/12 Lead
givemetea 23/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Ali Taylor
shouter 02/Sep/12 Lead
Fragmod 31/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
Hardcore Pat 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Denny
Another James 05/Aug/12 2nd
with Rachel
al jackson ?/Jul/12 2nd
kermit_uk 23/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Joe.Elliott1 13/Jun/12 Lead
alexjz 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Felt very easy, but very nice. My type of climbing

with Matt Hilton-Webb
Merlin 04/Jun/12 Lead dog

Exceedingly polished foot holds on the initial traverse.

with Phil Chalkley
Stone_donkey 25/May/12 2nd
with George
Alex 74 25/May/12 Lead
with Alkesh
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
Mr Fuller 12/May/12 2nd O/S
tim.fairhall 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tommy
saxdonkey 12/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead dog
Neil R 05/May/12 2nd β
shaun walby 05/May/12 Lead rpt
with Neil R
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Theeni 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Joseph
jrccrosby ?/Apr/12 2nd
Savlon 14/Mar/12 2nd dog

Horrible start, sketchy footholds!

with Schneeberger
mattgrange 12/Mar/12 Lead O/S

After faffing pointlessly with the wide crack on the right, committed to the traverse and managed it ok! Jay seconded.

Matthew Robinson 09/Mar/12 2nd
with Joe
steve prior ?/Mar/12 Lead
with Andy C
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd O/S
fifth ??/2012 -
timmsy 24/Oct/11 Lead
with Garry Williamson, David_Gledson
dr_botnik 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Chris Daly-Roy, Justin Reid
Justaname 16/Oct/11 Lead
with Andy Young
paul ireland 30/Sep/11 Lead O/S

awesome climb, nice committing high step.

Hidden 28/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/11 2nd dnf
pebbles 18/Sep/11 2nd

as before found this quite hard - polished holds on traverse, gaining the flake no pushover either

with jan, richard
gmatthew 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead
Nevil 17/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd β
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 2nd
Peakpdr 21/Aug/11 -
mountaingoatgirl 15/Aug/11 2nd
with Dave in Nature, Nick Bean
climbinmunkey 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Traverse is pretty spicy! Footholds are small polished and slippery and gear is awkward to place and retrieve.

with Helen
migs493 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
ChrisBrooke 24/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Hot Rock Tom
Dave McKechnie 09/Jul/11 2nd dnf
with Bruce Hayward
Darrell Read 03/Jul/11 2nd

Seemed quite stiff for the grade.

31770 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
pebbles 27/Jun/11 2nd dog

daves lead.really struggled with the start of this, polished as a very polished thing. got pumped and slumped on the rope.

JamieSparkes 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Nick
Nick1812P 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Gambit 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Barney
Mikael 05/Jun/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Mikael
Peakology 20/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice end, horrible polished strart that feels 5b with the polish.

with cat
Chalky Cat 20/May/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
joscott 13/May/11 2nd
Hidden 06/May/11 2nd
mcglenr25 30/Apr/11 2nd β
mksmith35 30/Apr/11 Lead dog
PeteH 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
cheeky 14/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Mark Philipson, Michel
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark4344 14/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Michel, Matt Payne
Graeme Hammond 12/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Eric, james pcc
Kirill 03/Apr/11 Lead dog
liamoloughlin 26/Mar/11 Lead
geddicakes 26/Mar/11 2nd
with slim, James Restorick, Liam
Stig 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
smudge 17/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Joe Angell
uphillnow ??/2011 -
JIMJIM ??/2011 -
chris smith ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
James_D 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Sara, Dave
mattorford 10/Oct/10 Lead
Olli-C 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Moritz lead, good route, with good footwork needed

with Max Gibbs, Holly, Moritz
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead
Somerset swede basher 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
adamwesthead 18/Sep/10 2nd β

I tried to lead first but fell off the first bit 3 times because I would commit to the crux move properly. Zeb sorted it out. Rick couldn't do it.

with Forshaw, Zeb
zebster 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rick, Adam
natalietanzer 11/Sep/10 TR O/S

very polished lower half!

with sue, kev
kevp 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Martyn Court, Gareth Arnold
Pete Randall 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Albie
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead rpt
Mowglee 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Joe
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd rpt
philb 20/Jul/10 2nd O/S

a good traverse

gcandlin 17/Jul/10 Lead β

Trick treverse but the rest was a doddle

with Jules
Hidden 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
philb ?/Jul/10 2nd
maybe_si 23/Jun/10 Solo O/S
petegruf 13/Jun/10 Lead
with Chris B
Jack Loftus 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/10 Solo O/S
bigphil 22/Apr/10 2nd
with John, Mark
edd rab 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with adrian scott
adrianscott 20/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden ??/2010 -
rayash 11/Nov/09 2nd
with james
JulesV 09/Nov/09 Solo
Al Franks 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Claire
cy 18/Oct/09 2nd
with Al
Alasdair88 18/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Claire
Tanya Savage 10/Oct/09 2nd

An absolute sod. Chimneyed up, tried desperate hand traverse but came off.

Neil Pacey 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
fragglerock 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Duncan Johnstone
Hidden 27/Aug/09 2nd
Jon Dittman 22/Aug/09 Lead
OffshoreAndy 18/Aug/09 Lead β
with Chris M
chrism225 18/Aug/09 2nd
Mike W 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Big Steve C 31/Jul/09 Lead
with Sammi
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead dog
aurore 25/Jul/09 2nd dog
with Steve
Brown 09/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Henry
mark4344 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Andreas and Dave
Hidden 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
John Marsland 14/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Allen Newby
Duncan Skelton 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Kai Green
Hidden 03/Jun/09 2nd dog
Elsier 25/May/09 2nd
with Ian
Hidden 25/May/09 2nd
tomthecoolperson 29/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
givemetea 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Louisa
LoopyLou 26/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/09 2nd O/S
fatbuoybazza 28/Feb/09 Lead dnf

footholds polished tae buggery, pretty strenuous, never even reached the flake..

with daveyw
Hidden 28/Feb/09 AltLd dnf
james.lane ??/2009 Lead O/S

quite tricky out of the groove

with Ray
koopa ??/2009 -
Goose4 ??/2009 -
kitkat78 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S

In the rain, watching him go up while everyone else scurried down....

with SteveM
SteveM 18/Oct/08 Lead rpt

I think this is a repeat ascent? Done previously with Tobs maybe?

with Kat
droscher2001 01/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with soph
RCrockford 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Footholds on traverse are like glass, but good handholds so not too bad.

with Mark D
Slatehead 20/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with David Smith
Hidden 20/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Shauna 06/Aug/08 2nd O/S
swoosh 02/Jul/08 Lead
with Dan Waters
Hidden 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Julia Chatterton 24/May/08 2nd

Did not enjoy this! Agree with others on the polished footholds and it tired me out for the rest of the day!

with Will
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead dog
Andysomething 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Colin Binks
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
thinair48 ??/2008 Lead dog
with Ben Stone
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Woodiee 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Pitchforth, Jen Booys
masa-alpin 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with P Luke
Chazz 02/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Roy Prestwich
mattpw ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
climbingpixie 22/Sep/07 2nd

Tried to lead it but had new shoes and my feet were slipping off the holds. Downclimbed it and handed the lead to my partner who did it in fine style. Not one to do for a warm up, my arms were hurting for the rest of the day!

with Nick
Hidden 01/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Luuuuuke 23/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Ian
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Solo
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 19/May/07 Solo O/S
baldcoder 19/May/07 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Solo
nai ?/Apr/07 2nd
with Tim
tlr ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Pom
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Mar/07 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Katie Marshall ?/Nov/06 2nd
with Martin, Lewis
Graeme Hammond 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
SteveM 29/Oct/06 Lead
with Tobs
Nicos 28/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
A Crook 27/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Sustained climbing off the floor eases after the traverse

with Jonathon UKC
OffshoreAndy 19/Aug/06 2nd
with NCC Nic
tallsop 10/Aug/06 Lead
with Paul
alj 29/Jul/06 Lead dog

horrid horrid route!! Spat me off the first time, didn't even start the traverse the second - and hung on the rope when I finally did it.

with leon skeldon
greg101 28/Jul/06 Lead
with Matt O'Connor
Hidden 28/Jul/06 Lead
adam carless ?/Jul/06 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/06 2nd O/S
Peakpdr ??/2006 -

hard to start ( a bit polished ) pumpy little number apart from that it was bloody good fun .. especialy since i was seconding so i didnt have to put the gear in ..

with phill
Steve Vincent 30/Aug/05 2nd
PenJD 10/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smitton
MeMeMe ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Shad ?/Aug/05 Lead
Si dH 23/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Jason Wallis
shaun walby 23/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Stig 20/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Will Gordon ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
max_chan ??/2005 Lead O/S
zcapxa5 04/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Jennions
Phil West 19/Jun/04 Lead O/S


with Shaun Walby
Hidden 06/Jun/04 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 16/May/04 Solo O/S
drysori ??/2004 -
Pythonist ??/2004 Solo O/S
jsw1 01/Jun/03 2nd O/S
with Dave Sudell
John Marsland 05/Apr/03 Lead
with Darrell Small
ChrisBrooke 22/Feb/03 2nd
with John Inkpen
Hidden 04/Jun/02 Solo O/S
chris sm 08/May/02 2nd O/S
with Nick Wheeler
John Brayshaw 28/Sep/01 Lead rpt
with Chris
Hidden ?/May/01 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2001 2nd
John Brayshaw 24/Sep/00 2nd O/S
with Andy Blakely
Reds 08/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Mat
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
jonka ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
CrashMat Rob 10/Jul/99 Lead β
with Tom, Nicky, Glynn
cem 04/Jul/99 2nd
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Hidden 04/Aug/98 Lead
CrashMat Rob 30/May/98 Lead O/S
with Martin Smith, Nicky
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Feb/98 Lead
bigphil ??/1998 Solo
Hidden 11/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Roget 06/Nov/94 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 21/Aug/94 Lead O/S

Both led

with Rachel Nicolson
Mick King 08/Aug/93 Solo
NorthernRock ?/Sep/92 Lead
samt 14/Jul/90 2nd

Lewis led

Andy Say 29/Jul/89 Solo
goi.ashmore 01/Feb/89 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 11/Sep/88 2nd
with Steve di Ponio
Gambit ??/1988 Solo O/S
with Adam and Phil
John Marsland 28/Jun/85 Solo
Rob Davies ?/Sep/84 Lead
Tom V ??/1984 -
babymoac 17/Jul/83 2nd
with MTW
tapley 13/Nov/82 -
with Chris Seymour
stp ??/1981 2nd
mike bridges 13/Jan/80 2nd O/S
with Ned
Mark Kemball 07/May/78 Lead
with George Mumford
Hidden 09/Sep/77 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/77 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 30/Dec/73 -
mikej 25/Mar/73 Solo
with Keith Gregson
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
mikej 01/Jun/69 Solo
with E
mikej 01/Dec/68 Solo
with E
mikej 26/May/68 Solo
with Mike Lewis
mikej 06/Mar/68 Solo
mikej 22/Oct/67 Lead
with Alan Couper
mikej 10/Sep/67 Lead
with Steve Radford, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 07/Dec/66 Lead
with Keith Johnson
mikej 29/Aug/66 Solo
with Dave Williams, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
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