Giant's Staircase* HVD 4a
[Kevin Gibbs and Magda Bichajou on Giant's Staircase on a glorious autumn day, 3 kb]14m. The steep stepped-crack in the side wall leads to a short slippery layback (crux) and then a final steep jamming crack leads on to the summit. Belay with care on the narrow crest. © ROCKFAX
FA. Clifford Moyer 1931

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS.

Photo: Kevin Gibbs and Magda Bichajou on Giant's Staircase on a glorious autumn day © Jeremy Wilton
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 196 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/14

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Solo

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Jasmine, Kamil

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Jul/14

Bottom part was rubbish. Middle layback crack was nice. Top was rubbish. Big ledges make it not really feel like climbing.
AndyPagett - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Aline Gaus

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

Lukem6 - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Jenny Monkey

Jenny Monkey - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Luke Mansfield

Hidden - Solo - Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - Mar/14

:( silly route.
Aline - 2nd O/S - 2014 with AndyPagett

mikej - 2014

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/13 with sam d

Bex_M - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Katie

Dave's lead, slippery-tastic
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 04/Aug/13 with Dave D, Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Keith Poskitt, Trish Darling

JenEvans - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/13 with Adrian Ripley

ade sheffield - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with JenEvans

very polished layback
MikeB1 - Lead O/S - Jul/13

hazeysunshine - Lead β - 09/Jun/13 with Joan, Claire

ayuplass - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Joan, hazel

What a lovely climb with some really nice moves all the way from start to finish. Guidebook talks about a slippery layback but there are so many places on the wall to put your feet that you can easily find a non slippy bit. Three star climb.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 22/May/13 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Easy traverse, one or two stiff layback moves
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/13

Can't say that I found this a staircase....strenuous laybacking in the middle and a bit of a fight at the top
Babika - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Charles Leek

Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Paul B

cem - Solo rpt - 13/Apr/13

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Val P

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/12

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/12

Was really good fun climb, even if it was a bit short. Started to rain quite hard as I reached the layback crack.
JacobSwift - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Reuben Swift

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/12

birthers - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Caroline C

caroline256 - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Tom B

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with Charles T

al123 - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Nick Rundall - Solo O/S - 06/May/12 with Leon Skeldon

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 08/Apr/12

Jen 'Banksy' Banks - Lead dog - Apr/12 with Stefan

Hidden - Lead - Apr/12

ash longreach - Solo - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Nov/11

mike_hough_uk - Lead - 02/Oct/11 with chri55ie

chri55ie - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Mike Hough

charley - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/11

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Gareth Lewis

Ron - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/11 with Ray

bushmanray - TR O/S - Aug/11

sam coward - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Helen

pog100 - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with Cath Walton

Gary A S - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/11 with PaulG

teamrob - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Dan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/11

Andy37 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

wahniel - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Robin Hoffmann

slacky - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/11 with Andes

Steven Andrews - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Marco

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/11

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with John Sealey

jon22 - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with The Bad Cough

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/11

alexrankine30 - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Dad

mwatson - 2011

first climbitis - pull on the layback
Jeremy Wilton - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Anne Wynn, Mark Readman

Pity it's broken by the two ledges otherwise a great little fighter.
krikoman - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Anne Wynn, Jez Wilton

DaNo123 - Solo - 06/Sep/10

antmorgan1991 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10

Steve J P - Lead - 05/Sep/10 with BW

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with sp

Ron - 2nd - Sep/10 with Steve A

simeclimb68 - Solo rpt - 29/Aug/10

ajc - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/10

CharlieC - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Kirsty

cloneragan - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Ian Halliday

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Top jamming crack is a bit artifical as you could easly walk off to the right
George Ormerod - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Old Roger

Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd - 03/Jun/10 with David PCC

Oceanic - 22/May/10

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 16/May/10

Blisco - Lead - 15/May/10 with David Sim

rfdl100 - TR O/S - 15/May/10

danleyden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Robin Cao

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 13/May/10 with Soloed

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/10

took the direct start and found the layback pretty good, best to get a heel over the top as soon as possible
Joe Noake - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Ed Throp

Was expecting the layback to be more of a challenge. Found it qite straight forward and was a little dissapointed
Ed Throp - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with joe noake

foot slipped while downclimbing the layback so can't claim clean onsight. Finished at top of the layback (missed out the top crack) thankful not to have broken something else. But a good route worthdoing.
Ann S - Lead dog - 22/Apr/10 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

The layback is beautiful. A very satisfying climb.
ptigga - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Nice laybacking.
graphiclunarkid - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with ptigga

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/10

nickcanute - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Nov/09

SteWatkins - Oct/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/09

Rampikino - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Cat and Shirley

Jon Dittman - Lead - 22/Apr/09

markytaylor - Solo RP - 27/Mar/09 with andy

tiga271 - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with maria

Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Simon Rankine

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

tskelhon - Solo - 27/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/08

donkster - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08

markbenton - Solo - 24/Jun/08

Brown - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Bridget

Kirill - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Paul Bolton, Lara

Grimbough - Lead - 14/Jun/08 with Jo Burke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/08

wwykeham - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08 with Paul Dickenson

paul_d - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Will Wykeham

Ropeboy - Solo - 23/Apr/08

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Trace

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/07

Lead attempt failed after my shoulder came out on the layback! Seconded it later on
Al Davidson - 2nd RP - 25/Aug/07 with Martin Storey

PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Pat Holborn

Jay1403 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Colin Matheson

Slipped onto my back on layback
Colin Matheson - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with Jason UKC

Mtnexploits - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Stu Bertram

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

Budge - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Martin Gillie

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Louise Pellett, Helen Odwell

steve taylor - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/06

david morse - Solo - 12/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/05 with Bethan

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 28/May/05 with Little Old Lady

SteveM - 2nd - 09/Jan/05 with Tobs

nice route
Alex Mason - Lead - 26/Sep/04 with kieth poskitt

Nicos - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/04 with mark richardson

Ander - Lead - 20/Apr/04 with Kev

cem - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/03

rob k - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/03

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/03 with Carmen

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/03 with Pete

Hidden - Solo rpt - Jul/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/03

tradguy - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03 with Phil Loasby

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 12/May/02

andygreen - 2nd - 31/Mar/02

Dave Bond - Solo - Jun/01

Hidden - Solo - Sep/00

martroberts - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/99

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/99

rocktigger - Solo O/S - 1999

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/May/98

RobSimmo - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/98 with Jon Berry

kato'sdad - Solo - 18/Feb/98 with Rob Simpson

Hidden - Solo - 12/Apr/97

craig h - Solo O/S - 02/Feb/97

BruceW - Lead O/S - 1997

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1997 with Shaun Hodgkins

Laramadness - Solo - 24/Jun/93

mikej - Solo - 17/Aug/92 with M

Backinthegame - Solo - 02/May/92

babymoac - Solo - 26/May/90

Roget - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/89 with jim

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Apr/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

Hidden - Solo - 29/May/86

Hidden - 1986

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/85

mark-abz - Solo - 19/Aug/83

Hidden - Solo - 29/Apr/79

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1979

Hammy - Solo - 26/Aug/77 with Jonathon Stacey

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/77

RichardMc - Solo - 20/Jun/76

Hidden - Solo - 24/Aug/75

tapley - Lead - 28/May/72 with Alison Tapley

rogerskews - Apr/72 with Various

mikej - Solo - 20/Sep/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 04/May/69 with Wil Hurford

mikej - Solo - 06/Oct/68 with Des Arnold, Helen Sargent

mikej - Solo - 20/Sep/67 with Keith Mcdowel, John Lee

Andy Say - Solo - 1967

mikej - Solo - 30/Aug/65 with Paul Richardson

mikej - Solo - 03/Jun/65

babymoac - 0000 with MTW

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
AndyPagett, David Wynne

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