Rockfax Description
The wide crack in the angular corner is fine when dry, though the final narrow chimney is always an awkward grovel. © Rockfax

FA. Herbert Hartley 1928

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Brown star climbs, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion, WideBoyz Crack School.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
gingerwolf 08/Aug 2nd O/S
Chrismaccers ?/Aug Lead
keitht 18/Jul Lead
Dewi Turton
dewiturton 18/Jul 2nd
Jimbo C 23/Apr Lead O/S

The crack was not oozing with slime and so I had to do it since it is so rare to find it in condition. Surprisingly technical and enjoyable, especially the chimney top out.

Foldy 11/Apr 2nd dnf
jsmcfarland 17/Feb 2nd O/S

steep and hardwork. Not really anything noteworthy about the climb. The finish was horrible!

tomtom89 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
emmymoss 05/Oct/14 2nd dog

First time laybacking

Bron H 28/Sep/14 Solo O/S
stuart90 14/Sep/14 Lead

thruchy brilliance, bit of a fight. put a smile on my face after performing badly on some balancey stuff

JamieAyres 13/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Simon lead it easily

Simon Kimber, Nick Ingram
morganator 18/Aug/14 Solo O/S
nick ferro 27/Jul/14 -
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
TomGB 13/Apr/14 2nd RP
Danny Crump 05/Apr/14 2nd
Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw 05/Apr/14 Lead RP

slipped out of crack while off balance

Derek Furze 12/Mar/14 AltLd
Paul Mitchell
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
JoeMortimer 24/Nov/13 Lead

Lead in rain. Lower half was dry, good offwidth start and nice jamming as it tapered. Upper half of the climb was sopping and very overgrown. All in all, a bit of a battle. Loved it.

cwildblood 24/Nov/13 TR O/S
mapperley samurai 08/Oct/13 2nd

Good positions and moves, bridging and jamming the crack. Only downside - eyes full of whatever plant matter that was blowing out of the greenery.

adam06 29/Sep/13 2nd
chris white
Hidden 03/Sep/13 2nd dog
john max 03/Sep/13 Lead
Will Cook
Hidden 30/Aug/13 Lead
john_ni 30/Aug/13 2nd
David Fisher (PCC)
rpinto 10/Aug/13 2nd β
dr_botnik 30/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Great route. Pfft.

deacondeacon 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Nick205228 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead G/U
tsl42 15/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Am I missing something? Struggled to get established.

Sophie CW, David Fountain
harold walmsley 04/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Found this harder than I remember it. Quite green (not unexpectedly).

HarryB 12/Aug/12 2nd
tomthecoolperson 29/Jun/12 2nd
hillm001 01/Apr/12 -
victim of mathematics 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
tombushell ??/2012 -
mcglenr25 11/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Severe in the libraries 1977 guide! Didn't feel like VS really...

rem12112122 11/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Tom Cox 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Solo rpt
Daniel Heath 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Hard 4c as well! would be easy to slip.

Hidden 26/Sep/11 Solo O/S
fatbuoybazza 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Very good wee sustained route, top chimney must only be a grovel if you're as wide as a very wide thing..

Peakpdr 21/Aug/11 -
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Si Croft 05/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Nick Rundall 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Adam Youd
Hidden 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Gambit 21/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/11 2nd
AlexxelA 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
santobugito 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/11 Lead
stephen ashworth 10/Jun/11 2nd
john frost, floss_81
pmurdy 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Ollie B 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S


Bob Windsor ?/Jun/11 Lead
Harry Salisbury
Hidden 06/May/11 2nd
jon clayton 02/May/11 Lead
Hannah Sinnott
Stone_donkey 29/Apr/11 2nd
Mike Bayley 09/Apr/11 2nd
Ian Ackerley
lozowen 24/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Phil West 18/Sep/10 2nd rpt
Chris Tan
gingergeorge 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Ed lead and had a mare but made it once he had a word with himself.

Hidden 09/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/10 Solo rpt
tomtherockboy 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S

a hard move gets you established, but much better climbing than it looks providing its not too green follows, which is well worth a star. You can't train for this sort of thing down the climbing wall.

Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
tallan9 ??/2010 -
Hidden 13/Dec/09 2nd
Justin T 31/Oct/09 2nd
HansUDes 08/Sep/09 TR O/S

Stanage p254, Route 56, VS 4b (climbed in the rain)

Jon Dittman 22/Aug/09 2nd
Mike W 18/Aug/09 Solo
willoates ?/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Brown 10/Jul/09 Solo O/S
edpd1b ?/Jun/09 2nd
crag_monster ?/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 31/May/09 Solo O/S
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Goose4 ??/2009 -
Aston mountaineers 17/Oct/08 -
Trobbo 16/Aug/08 2nd
martin bennett
inuklm 27/Jul/08 2nd
Dave Gent
Goody 15/Jul/08 TR O/S
Vanessa Jackson, Pat Flynn
rogersavery 14/Jul/08 Lead dnf

green and slimey, hard for the grade, failed leading it, failed top roping it

Pete Denver
davidgent ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
idbarr 17/Jun/08 -
mattyork2 10/Jun/08 2nd
Adam Hodgson
Phil Jennings 10/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Robert Bridges, Tom Nichols
Phil West 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Shaun Walby
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Solo O/S
MattT88 31/May/08 2nd
Darren Sansom
Stig 29/May/08 2nd O/S
jcurley 29/May/08 2nd
petemeads 22/May/08 Solo
Ollie Wickham 04/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Duncan Curry
tontopink 04/Jan/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
richyg ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Dan 85 05/Oct/07 2nd O/S
btc 31/Jul/07 Lead
sausage 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Solo
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
SteveM 29/Oct/06 2nd
Nicos 28/Sep/06 Solo O/S
01wills ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S

what a shit climb! was a struggle all the way up

daniel flatt
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Peakpdr ??/2006 -
ed edwards ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
Jonny M ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Alleyn Bowen
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Matt Grodon
Fat Tim 20/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/05 Lead
MaccMark 21/Jul/04 2nd

Didn't manage to lead

Val Young
Hidden 08/Apr/04 2nd
dan gibson 15/Sep/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/03 TR
mel holmes 17/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo rpt
Monk ??/2003 -
Blod 01/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Steve Vincent 11/Aug/02 Lead
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 2nd O/S
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2000 -
CrashMat Rob 05/Jun/99 Solo
Martin Whelan, Nicky
DafSWMC ?/May/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/99 2nd O/S
cragspud ??/1999 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Dom Whillans ??/1999 -
CrashMat Rob 12/Sep/98 Lead O/S
simon?, Nicky, Glynn
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 27/Jul/97 Lead
CrashMat Rob 31/May/97 Lead O/S
Jim Price, Martin Smith, Karen
Hidden 23/Feb/97 Lead
ChrisJD 30/May/96 Lead
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/95 2nd

found this hard for the grade.

Alan Nuttall
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Mark Salter 04/Jun/95 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 21/Aug/94 Lead
Rachel Nicolson
charlesmfrench 29/Aug/92 Solo O/S
Hammy 14/Jun/92 Solo
Roget 25/Jun/91 Solo O/S
Mal Grey ??/1991 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 07/Apr/90 Lead
Steve di Ponio
Gambit 20/Jun/89 Solo O/S
Adam and Phil
Hidden 02/May/89 Solo
Andy Say 19/Nov/88 Solo
nigehughes ?/Jul/88 Solo
Hidden 24/Sep/87 Lead
John Marsland 04/May/87 Solo
mikej 22/Jun/86 Solo
Geoff Williams
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
babymoac 26/Oct/85 Solo
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
robyn1 ??/1983 -
stp 30/Oct/82 Solo O/S
nigehughes ?/Jul/82 Lead
Ian Maguire
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
mikej 30/May/81 Solo
Alan Booth, Brian Norris, E
andy tetsill ?/Sep/80 Lead
Whitehall Course
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
johnny20whales 10/Nov/79 Lead
mikej 19/Oct/79 Solo
Mike Byles
Hidden ?/Oct/78 Solo O/S
MikeDowsett ??/1978 2nd
Nigel Bond 07/May/76 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/76 2nd
Mark Kemball ??/1976 Solo
Derek Ryden ??/1975 Lead β
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 10/Oct/71 Solo
mikej 04/Oct/70 Solo
John Bickerdyke, Geoff Williams
mikej 28/Jun/70 Solo
Brian Norris
mikej 26/Dec/69 Solo
Dave Williams, Ted Markham
mikej 05/Oct/69 Solo
mikej 01/Dec/68 Solo
mikej 21/Jun/68 Solo
Geoff Williams
mikej 06/Mar/68 Solo
mikej 26/Aug/67 Solo
Steve Radford, Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
mikej 03/Jul/67 Solo
Geoff Williams
Dave Musgrove 03/Jun/67 Lead
Bob Knapton
Hidden 16/Apr/67 Solo
Hidden 19/Mar/67 Lead
Hidden 12/Feb/67 Solo
Hidden 11/Feb/67 Solo
mikej 07/Dec/66 Lead
Keith Johnson
mikej 23/Oct/66 Lead
Brian Stockwell, Pauline Syrett
Hidden 23/Oct/66 Lead
mikej 29/Aug/66 Lead
Dave Williams, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 03/Jul/66 Solo
Geoff Williams
Hidden 15/May/66 Lead
mikej 24/Oct/65 2nd dnf
Howard Furguson
Hidden 15/Jul/65 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/65 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/65 Lead
Hidden 29/May/65 Solo
Hidden 22/May/65 Solo
Hidden 25/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/65 Lead
High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 36
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
Votes cast 35
Votes cast 31
Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Not Set
Flashed (β)
Ground Up
Not Set