Phoenix Climb*** VS 4c
[Phoenix Climb, Shining Clough, 2 kb]26m.

Rockfax Description
26m. Vintage Harding. The superb straight crack gives classic jamming past a useful hole to reach easier but still steep ground. A wider section of crack gains a ledge, climb the groove on the left with an optional move out right for an airy exit. © ROCKFAX


FA. Peter Harding 1947

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Photo: Phoenix Climb, Shining Clough © Longsufferingropeholder
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This climb is in 268 logbooks, and on 52 wishlists.

Got a bruised hand from using a very 'off' teacup jam. The crux is only the beginning of the adventure. What a route!
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/15

the power - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/15 with deacon

Super sport
deacondeacon - Lead - 29/Jul/15

Failed lead, Tim took over probably nearer 5c if you can't jam!
C May - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/15 with Tim

Took over from the crack. Goes without any of that despicable 'jamming' business, but it's a bit chewy.
Longsufferingropeholder - Lead - 25/Jul/15 with C May

leethebee - Lead - 11/Jul/15 with Richard Howarth, david roberts

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/15

First climb of the day. A lot of udging, grovelling and generally ungainly climbing on my part. Don't feel i got to fully appreciate the route, which is a shame as it looks incredible and the exposure should have been class.
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Ed, Rog

Love the lay back moves up the huge flake-thingy
Stroppy - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Alex Thomson, Roger Kirke

RKirke - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Alex T, Edward Hastrop

steve prior - Lead - Apr/15 with Andy C

keith leonard - 2015

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Ed Green, Chris CMC

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Beth Moore

pete1993 - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Pete

amccann - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/14

The strrawberry cream in a box of roses:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 06/Aug/14 with Andrew Deckon

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Geoff Hannis

grrrrrrrh - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Jon Gill

georgenvk - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - 2nd - 27/Jul/14 with George

A thoroughly enjoyable outing with a beautiful hand jamming crack to start and very useful hole with undercuts. Very exposed
atom - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with josh forde

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with al

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/14

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with liz osbourn

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - 25/Jul/14

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Sir William of pettitsmith

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Alan

cracking route that took me a long time. Stonking jams and massive hoofters.
franhammond92 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Shaun Humphreys

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/14

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with Mark Collins

mike_w18 - 2nd - 22/Jun/14 with Will

wil_perry - 22/Jun/14 with mike_w18

Robb Bert - 22/Jun/14

dangmtb - Lead - 21/Jun/14

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14

Bron - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/14 with Doug

Tough for a non-jammer
disrail - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Bron

Excellent climb, difficult, steep and exposed in places, but with good rests. Would have had a hard time leading it.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Emily Pitts

One of the best VS routes I've done. So long!
simon1965 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with James

Stig - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/14 with Simon1965

sann1458 - Lead - Jun/14 with Geoff Evatt

saxonzulu - 2nd - 18/May/14

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Jonny P

funsized - 2nd - 17/May/14

adie84 - 2014

christianbreeze - 2nd - 02/Sep/13 with adi bryant

Great all round climb, jamming, jugs, exposure the lot plenty of protection points hardest part was the jamming low down with a lovely exposed section near the top.
ragabond007 - Lead - 01/Sep/13

MDowson - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with sam webb

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13

I did this in 1969 but well worth repeating.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 17/Jul/13 with Paul Clarke

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/13

Phill Mitch - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with bleggs

Palmer - 13/Jul/13 with mackie, paul renwick

admackie - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with paul renwick, chris palmer

sopaz - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

drysori - Lead - 13/Jul/13

jimbonfire - 13/Jul/13

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/13 with Bram

Derek Furze - Lead - 09/Jul/13

Best VS in the Peak? Certainly up there.
gavinpeach - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Seb, Kasia

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/13

Fragmod - 2nd - 06/Jul/13

pbuggy91 - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/13

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Josh, Ed Hutchings

DanielGyi - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Pete Bugryniec

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/13

Excellent climb! Great if you like jamming!!
dangmtb - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Paula lockett

jimbobted - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with dangmtb

spitfirerick - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13

Bill Lawrence - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with tommy martin

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Lead - 18/Jun/13

tsjx - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Garry

Climbster - 2nd β - 06/Jun/13 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Matt

JEP - 2nd - 04/Jun/13 with Jules

Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Mynydd Johnathon

Once with Neil and once with Jake
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Neil Furniss

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 2013

Hidden - 2013

alasdair19 - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

neilh - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

ozzie35 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with dave dillon, Al Metelko

jorge1983 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

Steady, nice route seems to keep on going.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ben Powrie

John Nuttall - Lead - 08/Aug/12 with Clive

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

ColinD - 2nd - 29/May/12

tsjx - Lead - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - May/12

Palindrome - 2nd - May/12

Lovely sequence on the crux crack, well worth the walk in.
Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with stevetheleg

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Sam Cooke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

harder for the short
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 27/Mar/12 with Rob Middleton

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

fifth - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 23/Oct/11

pleasant climb, enjoyed the walk in too. nice warm up
sting - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with kwaidy

not sure if I took the top out correctly i ended up right instead of left... but what a nice climb !
Reedymc - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Mark Hammonds

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with John Nesbitt

Still rubbish at jamming so struggled and fell! Went right at end instead of left. Must come back when I'm better...
markhammonds - 2nd dnf - 02/Oct/11 with Tom Reed

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Oct/11

Wow.. that almost made the leg breaking soul sapping walk in worth it. Fantastic route
Peakpdr - Lead - 29/Sep/11 with andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/11

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - Sep/11 with UKC Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

riff156 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Jo Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/11

Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 06/Aug/11 with Charlie Johnson

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/11

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Mike Hayes

Rested on rope at crux - too much of a wuss for painful jamming. Got it straight away after that though.
Tomber - Lead dog - 04/Jul/11 with Vicki Cotton, Stuart Hurworth

Steep, but holds are good, the hole is excellently helpful, but somehow could not get my balance right to step up into it. Probably would be fine if I had just committed!! Need to do a few more climbs first to get my confidence up.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd dnf - 04/Jul/11 with Vicki Cotton, Tom Kimber

Beautiful conditions. One of the best VS routes I've done, in an amazing setting.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Dan Mclaughlin, Liam Taylor

SteveM - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with SteveM

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with David Gilling

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/May/11

JRae - Lead - 21/May/11 with Molly G, A Saul

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Aimee Wariner

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/11

Dave Gilling - Lead - 04/May/11 with Chris Parson

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Jim

cragtyke - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with gareth h

Absolutely epic!
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with JNewbiggin

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

texuspete - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Rob Pontefract

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/10

Found crux crack too wide to jam effectively so it all got a bit desperate. Thought I'd learnt to jam a bit this year but not so sure!
manwithacam - Lead - 14/Aug/10 with Sarah

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Forgot my cams, was lent one by a nice man, who had just done and found it very useful.
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Kath Johnson, Sarah Baker

Oceanic - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/10

Barry D - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with Trish

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

chrisallan - Lead dog - 27/Jun/10

must remember #4 Camalot
augustus trout - 2nd - 26/Jun/10 with Al Metelko

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

davidwright - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Good adventure
Tez29 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Steve, Ivan

Really wet. nearly died.
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/09

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Graham

Shauna - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Jules

asmith37 - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Dave Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

matthewjames - Lead β - 23/Aug/09 with Alan Saul

Brilliant climb, been looking forward to this for a long time and the jams are just brilliant, cupped hands for 3 or 4 moves. What a line, just plain awesome.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Matt Marshall

Fantastic! Loved the arm bar rest in the eye. One fall when my foot popped. Al did v well on lead, apart from leaving me to be eaten alive by the midges...
embob - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/09 with Alex

lovey jam, nice finish on jugs the airy way
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/09

Roger Cruse - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Kris

Finished off up the right corner.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Mike Hibbert

The first sections are steeper than they look from below. Superb route.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Mike Tempest

A shame the crack only goes half way up the face. Superb!
Jon Dittman - Lead - 02/Jun/09

mtempest - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

RCrockford - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/09

@ndy - 2nd - 31/May/09 with RCrockford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

Bl**dy hard for the grade! The crux at the bottom is the killer. But it doesn't really ease-up that much after that!
ChuckstarUK - 2nd dog - 24/May/09 with Nicola and Rob

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

Fantastic! Abseil to retrieve gear
alun1111 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

max_chan - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Lou

morrisdaboss - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Steve B

joe larner - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

Ian Parnell - 2nd - 07/May/08 with Jon Winter

gazfellows - 2nd - 07/May/08 with shaun d

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Duncan Skelton - Lead - 22/Sep/07 with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson

John Kettle - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/06

ChrisJD - 2nd - 12/Aug/06 with rc

Tom Phillips - 2nd - 05/Aug/06 with mick

spacey - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with paul evans

dan gibson - 2nd - 16/Jun/06 with helen gibson

A Crook - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Duncan Hassell

Stig - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/05

Gus - Solo - 03/Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/04

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/04 with mark humphries

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/04

Stig - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/03 with Jonathan Teale

erica - 2nd - 22/Aug/03 with Chris and Malcolm

malc - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/03 with CH

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/03 with Carmen

PenJD - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/03 with Jon Ascroft

lithos - Lead - 10/Jul/03 with Andy Birtwistle

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/03 with Clare Wilkie

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/03

IanGilbertJones - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/01

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/01

Urgles - Lead O/S - 2001 with Laura

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Jul/00 with Pete Oates

TobyA - Lead O/S - Jul/00 with Stuart Adams

bullybones - 2000

chris sm - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/99 with Pippa Froggatt

five - Lead O/S - Jul/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

Dom Whillans - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/98

skygodley - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/98 with SarahM

stokienomad - Lead - 1998

jcw - Jun/97 with Martin Harris

colin milton - 2nd - 22/Jul/95 with eric milton

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 23/Jul/94 with Steve Dean

Climbed a number of times over the years.
Sean Kelly - Lead - Jun/92 with Andy Roberts

John Marsland - Lead - 16/May/92 with Dave Soles

AlanLittle - Lead - 1992 with Carl Blakeley

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/91 with chris jones, Jonathan T

Pete Pozman - 2nd - 21/Oct/90 with John Byrne

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/84

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/82

babymoac - Lead - 25/Apr/82 with Ben NUMC

Tony Prendergast - 1982 with Paul Rice

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/81

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/81

Tom V - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Jul/79 with Martin Crosby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/78

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/78

uphillnow - Lead - 1976 with Al Bennett

D Tempest - Lead - May/74

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 02/Nov/69 with Bob Knapton

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/65

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