Rockfax Description
Start below the centre of the face and climb until sloping holds lead diagonally right towards the arete. After a couple of moves up, traverse back left to join The Kirkus Original. Easy but unprotected and a long way above a poor landing; care required. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Various finishes are possible

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

RKernan 22/May Solo rpt
thomas.veness 14/May Solo O/S
with Giles Colclough
Hidden ?/May 2nd
bigdrew 22/Apr Solo O/S
Andy Moles 08/Apr Solo
JamesWilliams 20/Mar Lead O/S
with Becky
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 13/Mar Solo

Felt harder and more serious than Sunset Slab, mainly due to the green.

alexcummings95 27/Feb TR
DoctorYoghourt ??/2016 -
Hidden 29/Dec/15 TR O/S
charley 16/Nov/15 Solo rpt
Roberttaylor 14/Oct/15 Solo O/S
pete1993 11/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Droyd 08/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Steve Vincent 29/Aug/15 2nd
kingfionnbharr 29/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 16/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Pete_Frost 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
m_andersson 01/Aug/15 Lead
mzk 31/Jul/15 Solo
AielSavage 25/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/15 Solo rpt
Andy Peak 1 16/Jul/15 Solo
Andy Peak 1 16/Jul/15 Solo
Andy Peak 1 16/Jul/15 Solo
Lawrie Brand 15/Jul/15 Solo O/S
jonathan_doyle 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S

No gear so basically a solo

Chris Oldfield 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Mayaculpa 30/Jun/15 TR
with Mike Rotraxion
pawel suhy 23/Jun/15 TR

No gear so I follow on top rope

JoeMortimer 16/Jun/15 Lead
Bernie L 10/Jun/15 Solo O/S
CharlieMack 04/May/15 Solo O/S
puppythedog 26/Apr/15 Solo β

It's only a Diff Honest, says Jon. I ummed an arred about this one. I'd just solo'd flying buttress and the top of that had spooked me. I decided to go for it and found it relatively pleasant and easy going.

with Jon Ditman
Chris the Tall 23/Apr/15 Solo rpt
MSchobitz 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 17/Apr/15 Lead
with Andrew Deckon
Stig 14/Apr/15 Solo rpt
planetmarshall 07/Apr/15 Solo O/S
alaster tonge 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
ashtond6 27/Mar/15 Solo rpt
Wizzy 12/Feb/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Solo O/S
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead G/U
theomoore 26/Oct/14 Solo
StevieLee 14/Sep/14 Solo
with LA Wray
SuperLee1985 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Cheeky little solo. Quite exciting.

with knighty
knighty 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Lovely stuff. Nice rockover.

rurp 27/Aug/14 TR O/S


Alasdair88 06/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Solo O/S
davidanthony 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Lovelace1967 31/May/14 2nd O/S

Green and slimy!

with Mike Thornewill
Don Jebus 31/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo
WillDoyle 16/May/14 Lead
sgl 16/May/14 Solo
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
RKernan 15/Apr/14 Solo
Hidden 06/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 01/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Ben
luke glaister 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S

A nice solo. The hard bit is finding where u would put gear in if leading. ..

casey johns 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Wolfy1987 NEWMC ?/Mar/14 Lead
GuitarGenius92 22/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/14 Solo
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Tithe Technique 25/Nov/13 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 25/Nov/13 TR O/S

Pretty much all footwork so didn't matter too much about the dodgy tendon :-) Thought I'd done it before as it seemed really familiar but it isn't in my log so must've just looked at it a lot (either that or I've done it before and forgotten to log it!) :-)

charley 25/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Kev
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Solo
rashwell 14/Sep/13 Lead
Hardcore Pat 04/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/13 Solo
Quarryboy 13/Aug/13 Solo O/S

Nice route, the lack of gear does improve the quality of the experience actually.

James Oakes 01/Aug/13 Solo rpt
Fragmod 01/Aug/13 Solo
hlegge 01/Aug/13 Solo
James Oakes 30/Jul/13 Solo O/S
dr_botnik 16/Jun/13 Solo O/S
nai 10/Jun/13 Solo O/S
colin milton 10/Jun/13 Solo
The Reaper 01/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Tomasz Smith ?/Jun/13 Lead
with Tom Korrison
Liam Ingram 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Stig 19/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Solo
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Rob Laird ??/2013 Lead O/S

Unprotectable really does mean no gear...

Hidden ??/2013 -
catty_9 20/Oct/12 2nd
with Rebekah Hailes, Ollie Stevens
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
eduardo 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Didn't traverse very far right, so between Jitter Face and THe Kirkus Original. So HS/VS 4a/4b ish.

Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 16/Sep/12 TR O/S

as there's no pro, did it on TR

with Ian
Martin Davies 14/Sep/12 Solo O/S
harold walmsley 04/Sep/12 Solo rpt


bullybones 03/Sep/12 Solo
buxtoncoffeelover 20/Aug/12 Solo
Jeremy Wilton 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Well done Kev - bold lead first of the day

with Mark Bathe, Kevin Gibbs
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead
deacondeacon 27/Jul/12 Solo O/S
tim.fairhall 12/Jun/12 Solo
Ian JL 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
bradburyd 16/May/12 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 12/May/12 Solo
h-hewlett ?/May/12 Lead
Dave Turnbull, BMC 01/Apr/12 Solo
Dave Turnbull, BMC 01/Apr/12 Solo
Billg 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Michael Aylen 19/Mar/12 2nd
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Scott Dunkley ??/2012 -
with Scott A, lewist1993
JRSB1991 ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
ian d f 26/Sep/11 Solo O/S
stevorobs3 26/Sep/11 Solo O/S
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
daviesp2 20/Aug/11 TR
Stig 03/Aug/11 Solo rpt
SteveM 14/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S
lanc23 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S
JRae 29/Jun/11 Solo
mark20 29/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Gritstone soloing perfection

Daniel Heath 28/Jun/11 Solo O/S

Solo with rope for second. Very pleasant!

Hidden 28/Jun/11 Solo
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Solo O/S
wi11 02/Jun/11 Solo O/S
simon1965 03/May/11 Solo
PeteH 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 14/Apr/11 Solo
clukins 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Brannock 19/Mar/11 Solo O/S

Couldn't quite bring myself to solo Kirku's Original so did this as a coped onto this.

uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Spence22 27/Aug/10 Solo O/S
popebenedictus 16/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Jim Slater 10/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Si dH 05/Aug/10 Solo rpt

No longer think a sandbag at HS. Think in the past I probably went too high/right.

garywong 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Mal Mallon, Paul Taylor
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Aug/10 AltLd
JamieSparkes 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Garron 17/Jul/10 Solo rpt
gordonday 10/Jul/10 Solo O/S
geddicakes 06/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Jon Dittman 16/Jun/10 Solo
nadeem 02/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Solo O/S
pldarch 15/May/10 Solo
sjblake 15/May/10 2nd

Warm-up seconding Jen.

with jenny williams
disturbed_one51 20/Apr/10 Solo
Jim Malo 11/Apr/10 2nd
Rhythm24 10/Apr/10 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 Solo
plain kitten ??/2010 Solo
lauramfletcher 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
simon1965 23/Sep/09 Solo
David Robinson 21/Sep/09 Lead
PenJD 12/Sep/09 Solo
with Simon and Miles
Pete Graham 07/Sep/09 Solo
chris murnin 02/Sep/09 Lead
Alfredo 07/Aug/09 Solo
Brown 03/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
smudge 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
steveb2006 10/Jul/09 Solo

Fail on Kirkus Original!

willoates ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 25/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Jon Dittman 09/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Ropeboy 25/Apr/09 Solo

A tad bold for the grade

Hidden 02/Apr/09 Solo O/S
HansUDes 30/Mar/09 TR O/S

HS, 4a, Route3, p265

tlr 20/Mar/09 Solo
craig d 30/Aug/08 Solo
petemeads 29/Aug/08 Solo
maybe_si 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 07/Jun/08 2nd
with Steve Wade
Creep_pea 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Matt
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Mike W ?/Jun/08 Solo
Matthallinan 17/May/08 Solo
Hidden 17/May/08 Solo
Matthallinan 01/May/08 Solo
mikeyg 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Fishbourne
Em66 23/Mar/08 2nd
with Mat
Hidden 13/Feb/08 Solo O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Alfredo ?/Oct/07 Solo
Chris the Tall 27/Aug/07 Solo rpt
bullwinkle 23/Aug/07 Solo O/S
tlr 31/Jul/07 Solo
Stig 28/Jul/07 Solo
Pythonist 28/Jul/07 Solo O/S
with Dad
mic_b 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
edmund94 18/May/07 Solo O/S
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
AJ007 24/Apr/07 Solo
feilx 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
roberto18 05/Apr/07 Lead
with Helen Kennedy
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
aztec_bums 03/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with tom nichols
Hidden 02/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
drysori ??/2007 -
Sidekick ??/2007 Solo O/S
The_Boy_ODwyer 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Tom and Rob
Hidden 04/Sep/06 2nd
crossdressingrodney 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
munnsy 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Phil Jennings 28/Jun/06 TR O/S
with Woodseats Venture Unit#
Maciek Plonczynski 27/Jun/06 Lead O/S

rubbish protection - the only place where you can put something resonable is just below the top ledge... it was scary...

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Jun/06 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/06 Solo O/S
Jus ?/May/06 Solo
Hidden 27/Apr/06 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 27/Apr/06 Solo rpt
dan gibson 24/Apr/06 2nd
with martina
Nicos 04/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Lead
Owen W-G 14/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with Max
Si dH 23/Jul/05 Solo rpt

I think this is the biggest sandbag ever, I find it harder than townsends, no idea how!

Stig 14/Jul/05 Solo O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead
Mark Riley ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Milly
skygodley 06/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Zoomer 04/Jun/04 Solo
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 01/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/04 TR
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Solo
PenJD 27/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Robin
Phil West 21/Jun/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/May/03 2nd
Hidden 26/May/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
Lev 26/Oct/02 Lead O/S
with Cormac McFarlane
Hidden ?/May/02 2nd
DerwentDiluted 19/Apr/02 Solo
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
rocktigger ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Clare
EddieA 28/Aug/01 Solo O/S

Was graded V diff when I did it.

Will Gordon ?/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Rob Gleeson
steveb2006 09/May/01 Solo
John Brayshaw 17/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
CAPRICORN 03/May/00 Lead dog

Got offline finished up the harder arete, poor protection for the leader. Stood on the arete for ages, after all my gear had fallen out, contemplating how long my future was :-). Easy escape in the end just blind holds.

with Kieron Gibbons
Phil West 01/May/00 Lead dnf

Had to be rescued from the crux!

with David Atherton
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
kevtoo04 ??/2000 Solo

scared me to death...

Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Roget 25/Sep/99 Solo O/S
with jon
Gilgar ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Ryan Edwards, Duncan Barrack
orb ?/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with ?
orb ?/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with ?
Hidden 02/Jul/98 Lead O/S
bigphil 18/Jun/98 Solo
martroberts 31/May/98 Solo O/S
DavidEvans 31/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Dave Irving
Hidden ?/Jul/97 Solo O/S
DundeeDave 02/Jul/96 2nd
with Matt (Ben's flat mate), Ben Hughes
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/95 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/95 Lead
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
TobyA 01/Jul/95 Solo O/S
steveb2006 09/Aug/94 Solo
Hidden 07/Aug/94 Solo
Hidden 23/Jul/94 Lead
Hidden 13/May/94 Solo
crossleysm ??/1993 Solo


Hidden 18/Jul/92 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/May/92 TR
babymoac 13/Jul/91 Lead
with Linda & July
Hidden 29/Jun/91 Solo O/S
samt 25/Sep/90 Solo
NickJH ?/Jul/90 Solo
tapley 21/May/90 -
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/89 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 14/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 07/May/88 Solo rpt
Iain Thow 07/Nov/87 2nd
with Mick Davie
Hidden 22/Apr/87 Solo
steve taylor ??/1987 -
steve prior ?/Sep/86 Solo
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
philhc ??/1985 -
Tom V ??/1984 -
Martin Bennett 23/Apr/83 Solo
stp 06/Jun/82 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Rob Davies 05/Aug/80 Solo
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
Nigel Bond 05/Jul/78 Lead
with Martin Crosby
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/73 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
Dave Musgrove 07/Oct/72 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
mikej 01/Jun/69 Solo
with E
mikej 18/May/67 Solo
with Chris Bridge
Hidden 11/Feb/67 Lead
mikej 12/Jun/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
mikej 24/Oct/65 Solo
with Howard Furguson
Hidden 02/Oct/65 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/65 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/65 Solo
Hidden 03/Jul/65 Solo
Hidden 19/Jun/65 Solo
Hidden 29/May/65 Solo
Hidden 20/May/65 Solo
Hidden 02/May/65 Solo
Hidden 01/May/65 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/65 Solo
mikej 26/Apr/65 Solo
with Peter Lack, Nigel Sumner
Hidden 25/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/65 Solo
Hidden 20/Mar/65 Lead
Hidden 14/Mar/65 Solo
Hidden 14/Feb/65 Solo
Hidden 24/Oct/64 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/64 2nd
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