Rockfax Description
The left-slanting groove in the recess using glossy holds and side-stepping a bevy of bulges to a tricky last move. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Starred VDiffs.

JonathanJones 15/Oct Lead O/S
with Chris Jones
mattcooperkay 09/Oct 2nd β
stev1e.wilso 27/Sep Lead
with Dave Gray
liampaddon 13/Sep -
Hidden 05/Sep Sent rpt
Jord771993 25/Aug 2nd O/S
Nathanhelstrip18 25/Aug Lead O/S
with Jordan carter
Hidden 22/Aug Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 08/Aug Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 22/Jul Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jul Solo
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 22/Jul Solo O/S
with Matt Harmon
Psych ?/Jul Lead O/S
Manc88 24/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun 2nd O/S
vicky lacey 09/Jun 2nd O/S
Dan Hostford 23/May Solo O/S
gazj1986 24/Apr 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr Solo O/S
ilya.zhuravel 19/Apr Lead O/S
MSchobitz 18/Apr Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 18/Apr Lead O/S
with SPA training
FlavioL1989 08/Apr Solo O/S
David Kay 06/Apr Solo rpt
the power 11/Mar Solo rpt
with rob
Hidden 20/Oct/14 Solo
Hidden 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
sibluer 28/Aug/14 2nd
callum2806 28/Aug/14 Lead
the power 27/Aug/14 Solo O/S
colinw 21/Aug/14 2nd
benthomas.online 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S

A wet and windy day! First climb of the day and itvwas raining!

with Robin Edwards
StephenS 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
jillb 07/Aug/14 Lead
Lee 76 07/Aug/14 2nd
with jillb
Alasdair88 06/Aug/14 Solo O/S
lithos 23/Jul/14 Solo
Puma 23/Jul/14 Solo
Hardcore Pat 15/Jul/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Derek.cttn 08/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
simontyrrell 28/May/14 Lead
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo O/S
BenedictIEP 16/May/14 Lead O/S
Leleanor93 16/May/14 2nd O/S
marcduhig 04/May/14 Solo O/S
ian.ross.bnc ?/May/14 Lead O/S

with Lucy

Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/14 Solo rpt
David Kay 05/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Ron 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Clive, Pete
matthew_weightman 20/Feb/14 TR O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 04/Dec/13 2nd
Alex Whitmore 23/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Temssy Raj
dr_botnik 08/Oct/13 Solo O/S
alaster tonge 20/Sep/13 Solo
rashwell 14/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 02/Sep/13 Lead
londonoring 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Also with James Tate

cem 14/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/13 2nd O/S
AndyRogers 12/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with ianlaw
jjax 02/Aug/13 Lead O/S

No difficulties at all.

with Mary
Hidden 02/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
Steve J P 17/Jul/13 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 17/Jul/13 2nd
with sp
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead
MrFreekie 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
stevelismore 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
daveeverin 26/Jun/13 Lead
colin milton 10/Jun/13 Solo
Ann S 04/Jun/13 2nd
with Simon Cahill
Simon Cahill 04/Jun/13 Lead
with Chris Tan, Ann S
nai 25/May/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead O/S
joe hallam 02/May/13 Lead O/S
Chelsey Robinson 02/May/13 2nd dog

Had a mare.

NickyC 26/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Paul Hartzler
lewist1993 21/Apr/13 2nd
papashango 13/Jan/13 Solo
with Stu
weekendwarrior92 ??/2013 Lead
with Zoe Logan
PLM ??/2013 -
planetmarshall 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with John Gardner
Joe Richards 09/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Jonathon Govier
Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Andysomething 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Bruce Perry
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Solo
Gary A S 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Eaten alive!

with Clio
Clee 05/Sep/12 Lead
with Gary
bullybones 03/Sep/12 Solo
Phill Mitch 19/Aug/12 Solo
Nigel Bond 16/Aug/12 Lead
with Stuart Bond
Griff1990 18/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Killianmurphy 29/May/12 2nd

SPA Training

ralphio 28/May/12 2nd
with Steve
richardashe 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Russtygibbons 26/May/12 2nd β
Hidden 21/May/12 -
bwestwood 21/May/12 Solo
David Walker 20/May/12 Lead O/S
Kelly Smith 20/May/12 2nd

First outrdoor climb!

Paul Hy 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Tony
deacondeacon 24/Apr/12 Solo O/S
jakethepeg 26/Mar/12 Lead
seanlikeskites 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
jockpat 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Started on the route to the right of this then backed off like a naaaaancy. Climbed this instead.

R2B 01/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 28/Jan/12 Lead dnf
with Barry
Hidden 23/Jan/12 2nd
beakerburgess 23/Jan/12 Lead O/S
CaffCaff 23/Jan/12 2nd
Hidden 16/Jan/12 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
matthew bower ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 09/Nov/11 Lead RP
Hidden 19/Oct/11 Lead O/S
funsized 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
katiep 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Emma
charliefarlie 15/Oct/11 2nd
UnkArl 15/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Cracking lead from Debbie who let out some interesting noises and said afterwards that she was "climbing for her life" (guess she hasn't fully recovered from breaking her coccyx a few weeks ago!)

with Debbie
Debs 15/Oct/11 Lead
with Karl
buxtoncoffeelover 07/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S
arctic_jen 03/Oct/11 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead dnf
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 17/Aug/11 Lead
Roget 14/Aug/11 Solo O/S
erica 12/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with John
John Brayshaw 12/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Erica
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead
kfv 20/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/11 2nd
BlueJohn 04/Jul/11 Lead
with Helen
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
NinaB 28/Jun/11 Lead
with Kim
Steve954 24/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Could not get out round the overhang, not sure if this should be a HVD

with Alex, Stu, Andy, Rich
Hidden 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Cwallace 18/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/11 Solo O/S
elephant0907 01/Jun/11 2nd O/S
minirollsrule 31/May/11 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 20/May/11 Solo O/S
Jake Young 15/May/11 2nd O/S
with Sam
Sam Ash 15/May/11 Lead
GermanAlex 07/May/11 Lead O/S

climbed in the pouring rain as relatively sheltered, still dodgy at the top due to slippery holds

Hidden 04/May/11 2nd O/S
johnnorley 01/May/11 2nd
gareth_psgb 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Gerallt Owain 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
phil.cheeseman 26/Apr/11 2nd
with Jonny Cox
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd O/S
KatieG 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Richard Closshey
Hidden 21/Apr/11 Solo O/S
rustaldo 20/Apr/11 Solo O/S
PeteH 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S
lidiya nedevska 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 14/Apr/11 Solo
dpm23 11/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd O/S
beings 10/Apr/11 -
with Gamba, Andy
TCarrick 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
graphiclunarkid 08/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ColinD 29/Mar/11 Solo
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Herman Oosthuizen ??/2011 -
with ifor
Emma Painter ??/2011 2nd O/S
grp 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
gimbo 30/Oct/10 TR
Matt88 30/Oct/10 Lead
JamieGreig 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
sarahw189 30/Oct/10 2nd
onlyfoddington 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
mariannekhoo 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
andrewgarratt 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S
JamieSparkes 21/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/10 Solo O/S
jasonpm 22/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Mersea 22/Aug/10 Lead
with Jason Merrison
Hidden 20/Aug/10 2nd
charlotteharper 16/Aug/10 2nd dog
Matt Bill Platypus 16/Aug/10 Lead
with Charley
Joegriff 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Helmet really gets in the way, bold move coming out of the roof

with Tom Kurvits
Hidden 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S
j.hubbard 07/Aug/10 Lead
Becky E ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Marcin
Hidden ?/Aug/10 -
Sam Simpson 26/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Ed Throp 19/Jul/10 2nd O/S
marcduhig 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Andrew
iforwms 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Herman, Phil Maher
maherp ?/Jul/10 2nd
with Chris Homewood
Kamikaze Badger 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Phil Newing
Kelly D 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Would have rather done this without a helmet! Really got in the way!

with Kiri
ajoliver 26/Jun/10 2nd
with Ian Lett
nick ferro 20/Jun/10 -
alj 20/Jun/10 2nd
with Andy Bell, leon skeldon
leon 20/Jun/10 Lead

Finished it for Amanda

popebenedictus 19/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Ellie
Tony Mustow 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Pelleas 14/Jun/10 Lead
with Martin
Martin Stevens 14/Jun/10 2nd rpt

Dave and I's 100th route as a pair.

with Pelleas
migs493 03/Jun/10 Solo O/S
monkeymark 30/May/10 TR O/S
with Stephanie, Josh
Stone_donkey 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Duncan Beard 24/May/10 2nd
with Nick
Tom Redmond 19/May/10 Lead O/S
with Rian Whitham
Hidden 18/May/10 -
Hidden 17/May/10 2nd O/S
Sleeping Cat 17/May/10 Lead
with Andy
matthomas79 15/May/10 2nd
Kingsjester 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Tricky/slightly un-nerving move from under the block/roof.

PenJD 22/Apr/10 Solo O/S
jamessandels 14/Apr/10 Lead
with Mykl White
rocktigger 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Penolopy, Dunk
dunk 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Started as a lead near end of day. Ian finished, I reclimbed clipping in to the protection.

with Penny Walloe, rocktigger
Matt Bennett 09/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Sam Corbett
andrew sandercock 03/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Mar/10 AltLd
chumleywarner 20/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Ian Gray, Charley Fell
charley 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Was an interesting climb. The decent holds were covered in ice and the top-out was very, er, comical to say the least thanks to the snow..

chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
cleft88 ??/2010 Lead
Hopevalleypaul 17/Oct/09 2nd dog
with Mike C
Hidden 13/Oct/09 Solo O/S
beeson_paul 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S

walking boots lead :D always fun

rob wmc 27/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Alex WW
jimmys 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Howard J 10/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Jeff Burgum
IAN NET ?/Sep/09 Lead
Adam1973 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
stewart murray 17/Aug/09 Lead
Katya 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Denise
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 07/Aug/09 Lead
NaomiElizabeth 07/Aug/09 2nd
with Craig
raptorheli 15/Jul/09 2nd
valentinesbabe 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Straightforward climb...bit of a lack of gear at one point but reasonably easy move

with Simon
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Solo
victim of mathematics 03/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs 12/Jun/09 2nd

Steep finish.

with Dave Clay
Jon Dittman 09/Jun/09 Solo
Hardcore Pat 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
philb 20/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd β
Mutl3y 22/Apr/09 Lead
with Dave
nikinko 19/Apr/09 2nd β
with Steve
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 27/Dec/08 -
GuyVG 13/Oct/08 2nd

warm-up, felt rather awkward

with Maria
SteveM 19/Sep/08 Solo
Brown 08/Sep/08 Solo O/S
petemeads 29/Aug/08 Solo
Hidden 20/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/08 Lead O/S
tinyali 09/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Tim Webber
fizzy_elephant 02/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 -
MattT88 29/May/08 2nd
BeccaSnowden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
jandyd05 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd
samir 05/May/08 Lead
benman 23/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Chris H
Peter Howlett 22/Apr/08 2nd
DaveB61 22/Apr/08 Lead
with Pete Howlett
Katie86 ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S

VD 11m

with Mark
mark2572 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S

1st ever lead climb. Short but sweet. Had an anxious moment on the crux move.

with Danny & Christian
dan1stdan 09/Feb/08 TR β

Mark led it'Christian took the gear out,I came up for the view.

with Mark & Christian
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/07 TR O/S
pimmie 07/Oct/07 2nd
AJ007 05/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Solo
FrankW 01/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Sally T
Simon Caldwell 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Managed to turn this into a virtual VS by staying too far into the crack and missing the holds out on the left wall. At least I didn't fall off!

with Carmen
Graeme Hammond 24/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Wayne.Gaudin 16/Jul/07 TR O/S

First time on Gritstone. Nice rock.

with David Turland, Phil Renwick
antpayne2003 ?/Jul/07 Lead

Spent about 10 mins trying to get some gear to stay in place before the bulge, then realised it was actually a piece of piss

with Andy Smith
Somerset swede basher 28/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/May/07 Solo rpt
tlr 21/May/07 Lead
with Woz
JLS 05/May/07 2nd O/S
with Gavin R.
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Jim Vach 23/Mar/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Milne 07/Feb/07 Lead O/S


tuohy 07/Feb/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
tom.ireson 21/Oct/06 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/06 TR
simonfife 16/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Dave Wearing 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Simonty1
Pythonist 13/Sep/06 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Chris Sansum 16/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Weilin Wang
charlie barnes 16/Jul/06 Lead
with dan
crossdressingrodney 08/Jul/06 Solo O/S
PanzerHanzler 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Stig 02/Jun/06 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Rob
payney1973 ?/May/06 Lead rpt
flytzen 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Sean Worthington
Marc Murphy ?/Apr/06 AltLd
FrankW 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Giles H
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Phil West 06/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Mike Lee 26/Jul/05 Solo O/S

Recess Wall 10mts HVD Solo

beeson_paul 20/Jul/05 Lead β
Katie Weston 11/May/05 Lead rpt
Adam Potter 11/May/05 Solo O/S
loonyclimber ?/May/05 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/May/05 Solo O/S
MikeDowsett ??/2005 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Rampikino 31/Jul/04 Lead
with Liz Hay
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/May/04 Lead
roverhead 24/Apr/04 2nd
CJC 07/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Ra
Katex ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Simon Edwards
Nicos 14/Mar/04 Solo O/S
with mark richardson
Guymer ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/03 Lead
Snowie 28/Sep/03 Lead O/S
jonathan watt 12/Jul/03 Lead
Hidden 25/May/03 Lead
Pelleas ?/Apr/03 2nd
rob wmc ?/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Mick
beermonkey ?/Sep/02 Lead
with can't remember
Pelleas 01/Jun/02 TR
Hidden 01/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/02 Solo O/S
OffshoreAndy 27/Apr/02 2nd
with Steve Mount
Hidden 27/Apr/02 Lead
DerwentDiluted 20/Apr/02 Solo
JonBray ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2001 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Solo
Laramadness 01/May/00 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/99 Solo O/S
Bug ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Robert
Hidden 25/Jun/98 2nd
Hidden ??/1996 -
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 12/Sep/95 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
TobyA 01/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 15/May/95 2nd
with Louise Pellett
goi.ashmore 05/Nov/89 Solo O/S
tapley 21/Sep/88 -
Iain Thow 26/Sep/87 Solo
steve taylor ??/1987 -
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
John Marsland 01/Aug/84 Solo
malc 25/Jul/84 Solo
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Solo
with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
rogerskews ??/1972 -
mikej 12/Sep/70 Solo
with E
Hidden 04/Apr/65 Solo
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