Rockfax Description
The gloomy rift splitting the buttresses is a great beginners' route. Climb over blocks and into the gloom then bridge up to a large platform - possible stance. Choose a way to the cliff top. © Rockfax

FA. J.W.Puttrell 1904

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, Puttrell's Progress, Peak Rock/1/ The 1st Peak District Tigers., Chatsworth to Bamford, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

kp64zl 14/Nov Solo O/S
with Keith, Giles
the power 25/Sep Solo


with rob
Nathanhelstrip18 19/Sep Lead O/S

Very good and intersting climb. Really enjoyable with good brigding moves.

with Jordan carter
Jord771993 19/Sep Lead O/S
MarkCunnington 13/Sep Solo O/S
with MichaŽl Bortoluzzi, Steve Delaney, Nicholas Lokuciewski
Hidden 13/Sep Solo O/S
pingora 13/Sep Lead O/S
with Rose
Luke90 11/Sep 2nd O/S
with Liz
Hidden 11/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug 2nd
pawel suhy 11/Aug Solo O/S
Pete_Frost 08/Aug Solo O/S
Mike Turner 04/Aug Lead O/S
with Adam Gosling
DavidWilby 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Anna
JohnBotham 30/Jul Solo
with Jeremy Windsor
Hidden 14/Jun Lead
Will Gordon 10/Jun Lead O/S
John Foster 10/Jun 2nd
with Will
splat2million 07/Jun 2nd
with Laura
MSchobitz 18/Apr Solo O/S
the power 17/Apr Solo
dr_botnik 17/Apr Solo O/S
Mike505 17/Apr Solo O/S
with Henry
FlavioL1989 08/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
leoch01 29/Nov/14 Solo O/S
AnnaHeslop 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S

First trad lead :)

charlielow 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
yossarian714 28/Sep/14 Solo O/S
noteviljoe 28/Sep/14 Solo

Part of attempted 100 Solo's (M-VD) in a day.

henry.jeffreys 23/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Anushka Puri 23/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Henry
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 93

Duncan Campbell 12/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/14 Solo O/S
the power 27/Aug/14 Solo rpt
the power 16/Aug/14 Solo rpt
razzle 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Josh Schramm
EmSto 07/Aug/14 Lead
Alasdair88 06/Aug/14 Solo O/S
the power 29/Jul/14 Solo rpt


Hidden 02/Jul/14 Solo rpt
the power 29/Jun/14 Solo rpt

Down climb

climbwhenready 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Wipe the cobwebs off the holds, off we go into the gloom, get stuck, wedged, downclimb, up again (a rope is not "almost redundant"), round the corner, rope drag becomes unbearable so set up a belay, making this the first multipitch route for both this leader and second, and an unexpected one at that. Fond of this mini-epic... and on a Mod!

Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd
ben.phillips 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
MichaelGallimore 22/Jun/14 Solo

Done as part of the 100 stanage stars ticklist. 43 routes in 15 hours. Absolutely exhausting, far too hot, and midge hell, but what an achievement! We had great fun. Well done Ben and thanks!

with Ben Philips
BStar 21/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
JulianB 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Louise Bridle, Andrew Gilmartin
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
Jack Whiteley 05/Jun/14 Solo O/S
pearson9596 25/May/14 Lead O/S

In approach shoes and the rain....

91dave 25/May/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/14 Solo
Matt Groom 18/May/14 Solo
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
BusyLizzie 10/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Apr/14 Solo O/S
D Berry 22/Feb/14 Solo O/S
MatthewH 10/Feb/14 Solo
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
onlyfoddington 07/Dec/13 Solo O/S
with Adam
mrteale 07/Dec/13 Solo O/S
alooker 07/Dec/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/13 2nd O/S
JEP 29/Sep/13 Solo
CRiddiford 26/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with Mike, Miguel
TimPerkin 20/Sep/13 Solo
with Mike Porter, Richard Harris
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
joe hallam 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S

chelseys first gritstone lead. loved it

Chelsey Robinson 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

First gritstone lead! Loved it!

cragant 20/Aug/13 Lead
zzee83 14/Aug/13 Lead
Brown 13/Aug/13 Solo
with Andy R
Joe Jackson 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Carl Rich
Ade in Sheffield 11/Jul/13 Solo
with Sean Orchard, JenEvans
JenEvans 10/Jul/13 Solo
guy757 04/Jul/13 -
victim of mathematics 01/Jul/13 Solo rpt

in descent

StuartP 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jason smeeth 16/Jun/13 2nd
with StuartP
Trevers 08/Jun/13 Lead

Lead this time, first outdoor climb for Andy

with Andy, Jack
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 31/May/13 Solo rpt

In descent

Trevers 25/May/13 2nd

Topped out at the front of the chimney for more interesting and exposed moves

with Jack
Dan Geh 19/May/13 Solo O/S
with Charlie, Emma
herrettscott 19/May/13 Solo O/S
Conor1 ?/May/13 Lead O/S
with Richard Simpson
JakubKepinski ?/May/13 -
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Solo O/S
CKegan 28/Apr/13 Solo
with neil
mathematically safe 26/Apr/13 -
Charley17 24/Feb/13 -
papashango 13/Jan/13 Solo
with Stu
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Solo
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 29/Nov/12 Solo
tgeh 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with imogene
ifletcher 10/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with tgeh
Dave Musgrove Jnr 14/Oct/12 Lead

Great fun with Jago. We did it as a 2-pitch route & Jago enjoyed taking the cam out of his belay when he started the (short) top pitch

with Jago
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/12 Solo O/S
rob_0602 17/Sep/12 Lead
francesanncavanagh 17/Sep/12 2nd
with Rob McNeil
bullybones 03/Sep/12 Solo
M govier 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 27/Jul/12 Solo O/S
kfowler141 26/Jul/12 Lead
Stanley 11/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with James Rich, Stanners, Jack Bradbrook
HarryB 17/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Ross.Cooper 12/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with Josh Daymond
wjcdean ?/Jun/12 -

with Jack. cant remember who lead

jeottaway ?/Jun/12 -

favourite mod at stanage, worth a quick go if all else is busy

richardashe 27/May/12 2nd O/S

2nd after Russ lead.

Russtygibbons 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/12 Solo O/S
Jimbo C 06/May/12 Solo O/S

Wow, little did I know what was behind Castle Crack

with Chris
buxtoncoffeelover 04/May/12 Solo
Hidden 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
eschaton 25/Mar/12 Lead

took a rope up having not read the description beforehand, redundant concept, plenty of drag and theres no way to fall anyway

with ste
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S
barneythevelociraptor ??/2012 2nd
with Will
Scott Dunkley ??/2012 Solo
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
weekendwarrior92 ??/2012 2nd
with Zoe Logan
Tarryn 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Chris Manasseh 30/Oct/11 Solo
erica 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with John
John Brayshaw 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Erica
MPSBunny 20/Oct/11 Solo
sjbrook 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Todd Brook
wilkie14c 30/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Dave Clarke
birthers 23/Sep/11 Solo
caroline256 23/Sep/11 Solo
victim of mathematics 15/Sep/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Marcusk 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Jon
JonJavlin 02/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Marcus Kenyon
JonJavlin 01/Sep/11 2nd O/S

nice easy Mod! Nice exposure at the end

with Marcus Kenyon
victim of mathematics 24/Aug/11 Solo rpt

In descent

al123 24/Aug/11 Solo

number 100 or there abouts. good climb

Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
EShaw 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Solo
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Solo O/S
kirsten 23/Jul/11 Lead
with Justin Hingorani
kfv 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
jadias 09/Jul/11 Lead

Split into two pitches at the top of the chimney due to strong winds making shouting difficult to hear. Fun introduction to multipitch for my second.

with Carl Wilcock, Ian Bailey
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Solo
t_stork 27/Jun/11 Solo
with Anna Wells
Anna_wells 26/Jun/11 Solo
with Tom _ Stork
tlmarjot 24/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Solo O/S
misterb 29/Apr/11 Solo O/S
with sim
Mr. K 26/Mar/11 Solo O/S

In descent.

Rhythm24 23/Mar/11 Solo O/S
gavinpeach 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Liam Ward
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Solo
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
the power ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Charlie O'Reilly 30/Oct/10 Lead
thetradlad 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Dan Collins 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S

First ever Gritstone route climbed.

Sam Simpson 28/Sep/10 Solo O/S
al123 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
eeonz 05/Sep/10 Lead
Nick1812P 28/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with Jamie
grubes 01/Aug/10 Solo O/S
JamieSparkes 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S
squidgebob 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with jamie, Nick
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
razzorbuzz 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Vicki's second lead, required help with first gear placement. Nice chimney climbing

with Vicki
aldred 24/Jun/10 Solo O/S
simon mitchie 23/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Bumblebee Biggs 27/May/10 Solo O/S
stardrops 20/May/10 TR
heathersuzanne 20/May/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 Solo rpt
rustyclimber91 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
valentinesbabe 16/Apr/10 Solo O/S
AMarchant 14/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Solo O/S
rob wmc 20/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Just to prove I'm not a grade snob, and it's a good route actually!

with Pete
Hidden 17/Mar/10 Lead
chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
pratty25 ??/2010 -
Adam Potter 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 17/Sep/09 Solo


disturbed_one51 06/Sep/09 Solo
Jonathan Hall 06/Sep/09 Solo
tommyt82uk 02/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Lead
GarethHall 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Learn to lead course

with Andres
Irn Bruce 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Staircase with a funny caving maneovure in the middle - pretty fun!

Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
dts 30/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Sam, Andy
Pilch 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S

This would be a good route to take the kids up

with Graham
fizzy_elephant 15/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hjort 11/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Sardien 11/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Solo
holly138 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Endless fun, although the guidebook says "a rope is redundant as there is nowhere to fall" - lies

JWB 04/Jul/09 Solo O/S
mic_b 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
Hedley 12/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Mr. K 12/Apr/09 2nd O/S

What a brilliant route! Loads of fun for a Mod.

with Bryn Wood
howlingbaboon 01/Apr/09 Solo rpt
HansUDes 30/Mar/09 TR O/S

M, Route18, p267

Hidden 18/Mar/09 Solo
James21 ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
AmyLauren 03/Jan/09 2nd
with Neil
bigdrew ??/2009 Solo
dts ??/2009 Solo
with bigdrew
Hidden ??/2009 -
lazyneil ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S

ace, came out the front of the boulder, not sure how the guidebook says to finish so made it up.

with jim
johniebriggs ?/Nov/08 Lead
feilx 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with Heather
SteveM 15/Oct/08 Solo
with Kat
Hidden 04/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Solo O/S
barrylong 24/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Toby Harland
SteveMyatt 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ka Kei Ho; Barrie Peck
whiting.jp 24/May/08 Solo O/S
Bisteris 11/May/08 Lead O/S
howlingbaboon 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Darrell Read 02/Mar/08 Solo
Fat Tim 12/Feb/08 Solo O/S
with Kenny
Kenny Larsen 12/Feb/08 Lead
with Tim + Sarah
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
tanssop 30/Dec/07 2nd
with Julie
Hidden 29/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Lead O/S
barrylong 06/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Carly 10/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with seb
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
JdotP 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Somerset swede basher 28/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead
janbutternutsquash 23/May/07 Lead
with mike
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Jim Slater ?/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 05/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Bekki Harris
Nicos 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
drysori ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/06 Solo
Hidden 10/Nov/06 Solo
Alfredo ?/Oct/06 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Dhcol 15/Jul/06 Solo

my first ever big solo, I was quite scared halfway up then noticed someone watching me so decided it's no time to back out and back climb, so I climbed on and upwards getting higher and higher until I reached the top!! looking back at this climb now it was a really easy climb but back then it seemed a huge climb for me :-) had a great day and will remember this climb for many years to come.

PenJD 12/Jul/06 Solo O/S

With Lianna Scholes

colin milton 09/Jun/06 Solo
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Si dH 23/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Jul/05 Lead
Steve Whaley 18/Jun/05 Solo O/S
with Paul Craft
dannyboy83 ?/May/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Solo
Jonny M ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 15/Jan/05 2nd rpt
Girth ??/2005 2nd
with Rick
Girth ??/2005 Lead
with Rick
Stig 21/Aug/04 Solo

In descent. Maybe one day I'll go up it.

Chris Davids 10/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
Mark Owen ?/Mar/04 Lead O/S

Very, very windy that day.

with Dave Latimer
crossdressingrodney 22/Feb/04 Solo O/S
Nicos 29/Dec/03 Solo O/S

in rain

with mark richardson
victim of mathematics 16/Nov/03 Solo O/S
Dux 16/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Clay Lowe
Phil West 21/Jun/03 Solo O/S
mreynolds 25/May/03 2nd O/S
timreynolds 25/May/03 Lead O/S

Split into 2 pitches

with Dan Janman, Matt Reynolds
DorsetGareth 29/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 23/Sep/02 Solo
rob k 16/Aug/02 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/May/02 Solo O/S
Rampikino 28/Jul/01 Lead
with Waz
Alastair Hudson 14/Jul/01 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 14/Oct/00 Solo O/S
Rampikino 29/May/00 Lead
CrashMat Rob 04/Mar/00 Solo
with Brian, Nicky
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/99 Solo
John Eley ?/May/98 Lead O/S
bigphil ??/1998 Solo
Budge 16/Jun/96 Solo
with Brian Ottewell
Hidden 25/Apr/96 -
TobyA 01/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Martyn ??/1995 Lead O/S
with Shaun Hodgkins
Hidden 19/Sep/92 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench ??/1990 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 10/May/87 Solo
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Backinthegame ?/Oct/85 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1979 Solo
Nigel Bond 17/Sep/78 Lead
with Dave Grey
Chris Ellis 26/Aug/78 Lead
with Christine Addis
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Solo
with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
Dave Musgrove 19/Jun/73 Solo
with Speedy Smith
Canyak ??/1973 -
Hidden 11/Feb/67 Solo
mikej 16/Oct/66 Solo
with Keith Gregson
Hidden 25/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/65 Solo
Hidden 28/Mar/65 Solo
Hidden 20/Mar/65 Solo
Hidden 20/Feb/65 Solo
Hidden 14/Feb/65 Solo
Hidden 07/Feb/65 Solo
Hidden 17/Oct/64 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/64 Solo
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