50m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An old favourite with good and varied climbing. The first pitch is generally easy, but very bold. The upper corner is the opposite. Start at the toe of the buttress.
1) 4c, 25m. Climb the bold wall out left then back right - care needed on this pitch with loose rock and few runners.
2) 4c, 25m. Jam and bridge up the corner crack right of the arete. At the top, move out left onto the arete for an astonishingly exposed finish. © Rockfax

FA. F.Elliott 1933

Ticklists: The Peak: past and Present, World Graded List, UK Classic Corners, Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's.

Andrew Sloan 27/Sep 2nd rpt

Top pitch only.

with Tony Holdsworth
Tony Holdsworth 27/Sep Lead rpt

Just P2

with Andy Sloan
Kynabauchary 06/Sep Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. 2 pieces of gear on the first 25m (one being a stoney peg thread) little sketchy but pushed on anyway. Great ledge for 2nd belay with good gear. Second pitch was pretty awesome and varied. Good corner crack with good protection coming out to the arÍte at the top was pretty stunning. Abed down to windy ledge past the E5 climbs which was an added bonus

chrisallan 03/Aug AltLd O/S

only P2 after tiger trot

theotherpetehill 03/Aug Lead O/S

P2 only

john_ni 09/Jul AltLd O/S

led pitch 1 (send pitch is the better of the 2)

john max 09/Jul AltLd
Darryl.h 21/Jun Lead O/S

Lovely climb. With a a couple of long run outs. But good holds. Top is polished but are good alternative holds that can be used.

Matt Groom 11/Jun Lead

Led the first pitch...easy but hardly any gear and loose rock. Exciting but not that fun!

with Harry Lewis
Hidden 08/Jun Lead
AngelaC 30/May AltLd
GermanAlex 04/May Lead O/S

Lead both. First pitch is completely rubbish and avoidable, second pitch is good. I thought it was quite steady for VS, especially in comparison to What the Hell and How the Hell, so somewhat surprised at the grade opinions here. Bird flew out of a crack a foot from my face and scared the shit out of me...

with Jack
pulseroom 26/Apr Lead O/S
with Eyan Mallony
dr_botnik 07/Apr 2nd O/S

Walked up path to access second pitch. Hard climbing for the grade, but well protected.

the power 07/Apr Lead rpt

Just top pitch

with rob
chris murnin 25/Feb Lead
Canyak ??/2015 -
Gambit 22/Nov/14 Lead β

Sopping wet, glad Shaun was tied down when my foot slipped off the first move and sent me flying off the ledge. Lead both pitches, way harder than VS in the conditions but little more drama

with Shaun, Rob Woon, Mark Leicester, Royston
irishguyinlondon 09/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the 2nd pitch, bit of a grunt on the overhang section

with roo finlayson
Anthony Dixon 02/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
rich_hw 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
hodge192 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Seconded first pitch. Bit sparse on gear. Lead the top pitch which was awesome.

Hoyes 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

A bit chossy throughout.

Jules Lane 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Given that this is Peak Limestone, not Pembrokeshire, it seemed to me pretty clean and not at all chossy. P1 although bold, was pretty clean, without the amount of veg typical of many Peak limestone first pitches and P2 although slightly polished in places gives pretty good, very well protected climbing. From above, Aurora Arete looked much more vegetated, so glad I did not do that for P2.

Batt 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1. Can't say in enjoyed it, all too loose, even for Stoney

Hidden 04/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
cathymiller 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Guidebook (Rockfax) says P2 is brilliantly exposed, but it was a bit of a let-down. Should have done Aurora Arete HVS instead, looked much better. All a bit chossy though.

Fragmod 09/Jul/14 Lead
Jack Loftus 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with John Weirs, Mat Brown
Jim Slater 24/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 24/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Alan James - UKC and UKH 22/Jun/14 Lead
the power 16/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Just top pitch

with Andy
LakesWinter 08/Jun/14 AltLd

Just led part of pitch 1. Ill.

with Cake
Cake 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led both. First is awful. Second is best vs pitch I've done at stoney. There was nest with chicks in on p2.

MarkRoe 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Racing the sunset. Hugh's first multi-pitch.

woody99i 06/Jun/14 AltLd

2nd Pitch,thanks to Mark

Hidden 22/May/14 2nd
the power 17/May/14 AltLd O/S


Hidden 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
crispycodd 04/May/14 2nd O/S

Some loose blocks but great position.

drolex 30/Apr/14 2nd


Matt Cooke 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cooke
PaulFidler 13/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Didn't bother with 1st pitch

pulseroom 13/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Phill Mitch 29/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with bleggs
Hidden 06/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
sgl 15/Jul/13 AltLd
with Bart
simon1965 19/Jun/13 AltLd

It's only in this country that people climb this choss!

with dom
Hidden 07/May/13 AltLd
R2B 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
Guy Wilson ?/Apr/13 2nd
with Gavin Moy, Rick Cotgreave
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
jayrenegade 29/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


with Adrian
JRigby 02/Sep/12 2nd
Tamati 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Tony Ryland 30/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
crag_hopper_Jay 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
sunshine.hannah 18/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead
Hedley 14/May/12 AltLd O/S
aldred 14/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch.

kenneM 22/Jan/12 Lead
with Steve Crosby-Jones
Andrew Sloan 01/Jan/12 2nd rpt

Climbed upper pitch only in the rain; tough in the wet.

Martin Haworth 01/Jan/12 Lead O/S

In the rain.

with Andy
Hidden ??/2012 -
Polly4 ??/2012 -
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
Reedymc 11/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Only did the second pitch. nice climbing if this is the correct climb :/

Tony Holdsworth 11/Nov/11 2nd rpt

didn't bother with the first pitch.

with Tom Reed
Oliver Branagan 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Skipped p1 today. P2 O/S. Enjoyed.

with Miles M
nickmattia 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Must be said some loose/wobbly/chossy rock. Easy climbing but take care. Good top pitch. P1 Steve. P2 Me.

stephenhartley 02/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/11 AltLd
M_W_Court 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Cartwright
James Oakes 21/May/11 AltLd O/S
braders94 21/May/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/11 AltLd
JRae 16/May/11 Lead

P2. Pretty rubbish / chossy.

with P Latham
joe1979 17/Apr/11 Lead
with matt s
Hidden 30/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
eonuk 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Just Pitch 2

with Wayne
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd rpt
victim of mathematics 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Really excellent. The top of the first pitch has quite a lot of rattly holds, and is quite perturbing, but anybody who thinks this is HVS is in for a bit of a shock when they do any actual HVSs!

with Dan
Hidden 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Oliver Branagan 14/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Pitch 1.

with Miles M
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
natalie28 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Beautiful corner, really enjoyed this route!

with Rik
rikbattye 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 17/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Guy Atkinson 05/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with James Fleming
Pown 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Pete Graham 05/Jul/10 2nd
climbingrev 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Gorgeous Climb. Two quite contrasting pitches. I led top pitch - fantastic; masses of gear; a bit bold. Beautiful sunny day. Belaying on top was a treat.

DavidR 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

1st pitch - me; 2nd pitch - Hol. 1st pitch horribly loose with rubbish and spaced gear.

Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Ketu 05/Jun/10 2nd rpt
migs493 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Tom led first pitch, poor gear. Top pitch long and exciting.

with Tom
tommo1664 05/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with mike smith
Graeme Hammond 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Just the 2nd pitch (had done the SHIT loose and scary 1st pitch before and as per original comments decided to walk up to the belay ledge) Good 2nd pitch and a much better climb without the 1st pitch.

with Rob
Hidden 28/Mar/10 AltLd RP
TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Martin Haworth 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Aa bit wet.

with Andy
Andrew Sloan 25/Oct/09 AltLd rpt
daveclarke5 04/Oct/09 2nd
with Andy
Ketu 08/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel
howlingbaboon 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Great jamming forgave the large amlount of suspect rock.

with Page
Simon Davenport 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Brian and Dave
Graeme Hammond 13/Jul/09 Lead

We had to escape after 1st pitch due to heavy rain, which luckily only started just in after I'd finished the pitch as it was loose and lacking in much protection, making for a scary lead at VS, will walk up the path next time...

with Rob
Hidden 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
KeithW 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Loose 1st pitch, then good hard crack/corner, made me sweat.

with Burj Langdana
lucasp 11/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch which was loose and not much gear. There are a couple of pegs though. Then Kev led second pitch of Aurora Arete.

with kev (lmc)
Hidden 01/Jul/09 2nd
Lou Kennedy 01/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/09 2nd
Jonathan Hall 02/Jun/09 2nd
disturbed_one51 02/Jun/09 AltLd

Lead first pitch

Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 AltLd
TomHaigh 06/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Jarek
centurion05 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Stu Harth
Jim Slater 07/Aug/08 AltLd rpt
Becky E 07/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch (the good one).

fizzy_elephant 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Lloyd Betsworth
IanJackson 22/Jun/08 Solo

looked amazing from the road, but the climbing wasnt that sustained.

matthewjc 08/Jun/08 Lead
with Luke
Hidden 09/May/08 AltLd O/S
TomHaigh 09/May/08 2nd O/S
with Paul Winders
Hidden 06/Apr/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Jim Slater 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Second pitch only.

Hidden 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
adam carless 25/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Ok, I'll have to admit, Stoney has some good climbs, this one has a great position and some pretty fun moves.

Hidden 22/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 26/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/07 2nd O/S
Mr Powly 02/May/07 Lead O/S
tom.e 02/May/07 2nd O/S

in 1 pitch

Oceanic ?/May/07 -
smudge 29/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Ricky
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd
cem 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

with Eric Olson
Sidekick ??/2007 Lead O/S


roberto18 18/Nov/06 AltLd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Hidden 08/Oct/06 Lead
MaccMark 21/Aug/06 Lead
with Val Young
Matt - BodyPoint 16/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Dave Dillon
aulda 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Only climbed second pitch

with Mark H
Phil1967 09/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Dan
smudge 09/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Phil
Nicos ??/2006 -
godusty ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/05 Lead
chrishedgehog 11/Apr/05 Lead O/S

Threw a few disposable holds off P1.

with Erwin Bottomley
Nicos 19/Jan/05 Lead O/S
with mark richardson
shark 11/Dec/04 Lead rpt
with Mark Hundleby
robin heath 17/Jun/04 2nd
with Carl Riley
Hidden 16/Mar/04 Lead
Hidden 06/Nov/03 AltLd
Brown ?/Jul/03 Lead
with Jessika
Hidden ?/Aug/02 -
Carl Smethurst 08/Dec/01 2nd
with Ian Pickles
Urgles ?/Apr/01 Lead O/S
with Laura
Phill Mitch ??/2001 Lead O/S
with john d
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Mel, Dave, Ben, Pete
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
barney@helmshore 23/May/99 2nd
with simon
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 20/May/99 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch.

with Richard Bower
John Marsland 20/Aug/97 2nd
with Dave Mould
Trobbo 04/Apr/97 2nd
with john blower
Roget 03/Nov/96 Lead rpt
with jon
Tim Bateman 17/Mar/96 AltLd
colin milton 07/May/95 AltLd
with eric milton
Chris the Tall ?/May/95 AltLd

I lead first pitch

with Bill G
robtrooper ??/1995 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/93 AltLd
crater 02/Aug/92 2nd
Roget 25/May/92 2nd O/S
with Jonathan T
andrew300169 02/May/92 Lead O/S
with Pom
Mick King 31/Jan/92 AltLd

Lead p1

with Simon Walsh
nai ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/91 Lead O/S
leathers ?/Mar/91 Lead
with Ed Hyatt
Iain Thow 07/Jun/89 AltLd

Led pitch 1

with Paul Eastwood
steve prior ?/Nov/88 Lead
with Sam M
Hidden ??/1988 -
AndrewP ??/1988 AltLd
Hidden ??/1988 -
Hidden ??/1986 -
Chris Wright 24/Oct/85 Lead
John Marsland 01/Jun/85 2nd
with George Shaw
Hidden 01/May/85 AltLd
Hidden 17/Feb/85 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
malc 09/Sep/84 AltLd
Hidden 12/Aug/84 2nd
Hidden 08/Apr/84 2nd
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
shark 11/Dec/83 2nd O/S

First pitch only

with Bongo
Hidden 30/Apr/83 AltLd
andy gittins ??/1983 -
neilh ?/Oct/82 Lead O/S
with dave croker
Ena ?/Sep/82 AltLd O/S
with Martin Trouse
John Marsland 30/Jun/82 AltLd
with Ian Stopforth
mark-abz 24/Apr/82 AltLd
with Andy W
Gezzer ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Derek Shaw
Bulls Crack ??/1982 AltLd dog

First lead fall!

with RW
Nic Robinson 07/Jun/81 Lead O/S
telemark ??/1981 -
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
ewar woowar ??/1981 -
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Nevil 04/Apr/80 -
Hidden ?/Mar/80 Solo rpt
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Nic Robinson ??/1980 AltLd
johnkeith ??/1980 2nd
with Alex Agnew
Chris Terrey ??/1980 AltLd
with Pete Hevezi
babymoac ?/Dec/79 Lead
with MTW
Chris Ellis 01/Jun/79 Lead
with Martin Veale
tapley 31/Mar/79 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Hidden ?/Mar/79 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench ??/1979 AltLd O/S


derekb ??/1979 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Nov/77 AltLd
with Steve Platt
beaumap ?/Jul/77 Lead
with Bernie Green
Hidden 09/Apr/77 2nd
Nigel Bond 13/Jun/76 AltLd
with John
Hidden 26/Mar/76 AltLd
Tom V ??/1976 -
rogerskews ??/1976 -
uphillnow ??/1976 -
GeoffG 30/Dec/75 AltLd
with tony bowker
Hidden 06/Jul/75 -
Hidden 28/Jun/75 2nd
Hidden 23/May/75 2nd
Mark Kemball 26/Apr/75 2nd
with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
Dave Musgrove 23/Mar/75 -
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Hidden ?/Nov/74 2nd
mikej 21/Mar/74 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Derek Ryden ??/1974 AltLd O/S
with Bob Harrison
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S

Followed up the route by Chris Bonington and Nick Estcourt.

Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
jcw 11/May/69 -

Also Jan 1989

with David Unwin
Hidden 02/Apr/69 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/67 Lead
mikej 18/May/67 AltLd
with Chris Bridge
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