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Giant's Staircase* HVS 5a

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18m. An odd route consisting of a series of mantelshelves between stance-sized ledges. Trend right up the lower wall then left via polished steps to a final difficult grovel onto the last ledge. Walk off left. © ROCKFAX
FA. Fred Pigott 1922

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 110 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

simon1965 - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/14 with James

Stig - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Simon1965

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Mark Grist

loco wilko - Lead - 27/Apr/14 with clare wilkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/14

Rob Laird - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/13

vanderz - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Graeme Vanderhoven

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Sam Taylor

james Campbell - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13

slacky - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Ben

robaj - 2nd dog - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/13

Led first bit of Tom Thumb then Huw chickened out and we did this.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Huw Goodall

Twisty - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Tim Brown

kermit_uk - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Dave Deary

Great climb, definitely worth the 2 stars it gets in the new Froggatt guide.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Becky E

Aborted - couldn't climb the stairs!
Becky E - 2nd dnf - 05/Aug/12 with Graeme Hammond

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Rachel Slater

kabutsu - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12

whitehouse_rhys - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Rob law

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with gavin_pcc

Climbster - 2nd β - 30/Apr/12 with Ian

Good route made even better by rescuing a brand new nut, bonus!!!
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Matt

hilarious
rurp - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Great fun, for the big step, throw a legover and toe hook. Loads of road drag.
gobey - Lead O/S - Apr/12 with Paul

timmyhobby - Lead - 01/Mar/12

malteserEd - 2nd - 25/Feb/12

Trevera - Lead - 25/Feb/12

Knot-Paul - 2nd dog - Jan/12 with Bob

harold walmsley - Lead rpt - 27/Nov/11 with Colin Struthers

Led this about 10 years ago. Fun route.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd - 20/Nov/11

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Andy

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with be, pe

Couldn't get the 7 pieces of crux gear placed by the tall man. Tut
petellis - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/11 with Sideshow Bob, Bex

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

simon1965 - Lead - 03/Sep/11 with dom

Found this very hard, needed to rest on the rope. First trip out on grit is my excuse.
domskezz - 2nd - Sep/11 with Si

Paul Nunn's useful book of peak district lies said it was VS 4a!
adi bryant - 2nd - 12/Jun/11 with Lee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/11

Cake - 2nd rpt - 02/May/11 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

Much fun, although 2nd mantle a bit harder for the short!
NB Pixel - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with JT

mark20 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11

climb the peak - Lead O/S - 2011

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Andy

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Si

Brown - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Solo

riddle - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mike Stephenson

haydng - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Hannah

Glenn Sutcliffe - 25/Jul/10 with Claire Reading, Neil Foster

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

Cake - 2nd O/S - 28/May/10 with Angus

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/10

natalietanzer - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with Duncan

Seymore Butt - 2010

stephenhartley - 2nd - 2010 with nickmattia

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/09

vanderz - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/09

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with nigel

Sean Kelly - 2009

Creep_pea - TR O/S - 26/May/08 with Steve

TomHaigh - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Fraser

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Graded Severe at the time and Karen hated it!
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2008 with Karen Ghiselli and Louise Gordon -Canning

Pretty gymnastic mantling and a little odd (short tricky moves, big ledge, repeat...) but a good route. Last mantle was a quality move and felt pretty tough.
catt - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Steve M

SteveM - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Catt

Top step is nails, bypassed on the left by a still tough mantle
Sankey - 2nd - 02/Jun/07 with Reuben

Rob Kennard - 2007

Pete Graham - Lead - 2007 with Malcolm Scott

shoulders - Lead - 17/Sep/05 with mike shewring

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/05 with Reuben

Budge - Lead O/S - 05/May/05 with Mike Oates

Brian Rodgers - Lead - 2005 with Phil Leng

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/04

Hidden - Lead - Aug/03

"entertaining"
nickdonohue - Lead - Jun/02 with Mike Peak

stp - Solo O/S - 17/May/02

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/01 with Adrian Whitehall

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Feb/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

I think I led it!
BruceW - Lead O/S - 1997 with Keith S.

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/96

brady - Lead - 1995 with John Cameron

Roget - Solo rpt - 26/Nov/94

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 20/Jun/92

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/90

Roget - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/90 with jim

Hidden - 1989

John Marsland - 2nd - 21/Sep/86 with Dave Cousins

jasper11 - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/85

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 02/May/82

mark-abz - TR - 19/Sep/81 with Richard O

babymoac - 2nd - 12/Apr/80 with MTW

RichardMc - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jan/77

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 11/Jul/76 with Andy Wild

Falko - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/75 with Al W.

Andy Say - Lead - 1974

mikej - Lead - 03/Oct/71 with E

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, Steve Waters, Mynydd, Hidden, SecretSquirrel

Voting
Total votes cast 74
hard E10 of 25
E10 of 25
easy E10 of 25
hard HVS0 of 25
HVS17 of 25
easy HVS7 of 25
hard VS1 of 25
VS0 of 25
easy VS0 of 25
hard 5b0 of 25
5b0 of 25
easy 5b4 of 25
hard 5a5 of 25
5a16 of 25
easy 5a0 of 25
hard 4c0 of 25
4c0 of 25
easy 4c0 of 25
3 Stars0 of 24
2 Stars8 of 24
1 Star16 of 24
0 Stars0 of 24
Bag of .....0 of 24
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 110 (2.7%)
Lead58 of 110 (52.7%)
Followed35 of 110 (31.8%)
Toproped2 of 110 (1.8%)
Alt Leads4 of 110 (3.6%)
Unknown8 of 110 (7.3%)

'Climbed'45 of 110 (40.9%)
clean O/S54 of 110 (49.1%)
clean β1 of 110 (0.9%)
clean rpt6 of 110 (5.5%)
dogged3 of 110 (2.7%)
dnf1 of 110 (0.9%)