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Long Climb*** S 4a

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[Long Climb, 2 kb]35m, 2 pitches. Climb the slumped slabby buttress on polished holds (a gripper in the wet) trending right to a good stance. Climb the slippery scoop then follow a series of corners to a grand finale up the exposed crack on the right. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 151 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

me P1, Sue P2. Nice contrasting pitches.
Ian Stirrups - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Sue

Lead P1, Didn't really think this climb was anything special, a good introduction to the style of routes here though.
Guy Atkinson - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Adam Lindley

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with georgenvk

jimbonfire - 27/Jul/14

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Katharine

rohai545 - AltLd - 22/Jun/14 with Helen

Me: P1, Krish: P2
ht543 - AltLd - 22/Jun/14 with Krish

TraverseKing - 2nd - 21/Jun/14

Chris did 1st pitch, I did 2nd pitch
JonBray - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Chris

sting - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with kwaidy

kwaidy - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with sting

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/13

Chris Hind - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Bry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13

gseywald - AltLd - 02/Jun/13 with Dave

Only finished first pitch second pitch repeled chris and Gary
karlb - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Gary Scott, chris gaynon

Didn't complete pitch 2 of 2, too smooth/polished for a hot day
chrisgaynon69 - 2nd dnf - 02/Jun/13 with karl bamford, Gary Scott

Just first pitch as had to then run away from nearby peregrine nest.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 2nd dnf - 01/Jun/13 with Paul Davies

bailed from 1st belay as there was a nesting peregrine next to route.
daviesp2 - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13 with Tom

John Nuttall - 06/May/13 with Sharon

towdman - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Graham Armitage

helios - AltLd - 06/May/13 with Katy Coutts

gseywald - AltLd - 21/Apr/13 with Dave

I led P1, Charley P2. What a great route, a bit of everything in it. Well worth its top50 status....but if people think this is polished they should avoid any top50 VDiff on Stanage!!! :D
valentinesbabe - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Lead second pitch. Nice but polished.
dangmtb - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

augustus trout - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Al Metelko

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12

With Robin Stiffin
DaveB61 - Lead - 15/Jul/12 with Robin Stiffin

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/12

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

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12

RichyBOYY - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Rob Caesar

gseywald - AltLd - 13/May/12

gseywald - AltLd - 06/May/12 with Dave

gseywald - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Dave

Barry D - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Rob P

Hidden - TR - 02/Jan/12

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Aug/11 with Richard Bower

gazfellows - Lead - 27/Jul/11 with shaun d

Varied and interesting.
cjc2001 - 2nd - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11

ashtond6 - Lead - 03/Jul/11

Gary A S - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Elly

Nigel Bond - Lead - 02/Jul/11 with Stuart Bond

Lead both pitches. Somehow managed to fall off the slippery scoop on the 2nd pitch (not sure I should admit this). Should have trusted my hand-jam and not reached up for some rubbish holds... Thankfully I had a good nut (which I had to recover on abseil). Lowered back to the ledge and climbed cleanly. Good climb.
markhammonds - Lead β - 03/Jun/11 with Miles Walmsley, Joe Barragry

gseywald - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2011

Lead first pitch - easy and quite short, not too much protection though. 2nd pitch is a lot more varied.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Tom Kimber

Lead very enjoyable second pitch. Much better than the first. Polished. but not too bad.
Tomber - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Stuart Hurworth

I did P1, Peri P2 nice climbing
lithos - AltLd - 03/Jul/10

rob p1 me p2
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10

Led first (and easier) pitch. Excellent.
embob - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Alex

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/10

Lead Both Pitches
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with JNewbiggin

cooper leek - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/10 with trigg, donk

donkster - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/10 with trigg, ben

lots of fun... VERY SCAREY - im just a big baby. i kept being told, "its only polished for laddow, not for rest of peak" (its really only a HVD) yes it was polished but it was not slippery and it just showed where the route was.
ungracefulathlete - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Tim C

Led second pitch.
Goody - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Suzie Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/09

as one pitch, thought the first pitch was the nicest, almost went the wrong way (straight up instead of left at one point) on the second pitch but down climbed taking out the gear for a couple of moves to resume following the polish from way back when
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Darren McMaster

shed_hed - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond

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

Nicholas Livesey - 2nd - 06/Sep/09 with Rob Pontefract

petegruf - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with blaithin h

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

cem - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/09 with John Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/09

jshields - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ed James

Heavy rain and slime. Good fun.
mic_b - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/09 with mrsbate

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/09

S, 4a with Bill Bardsley and Stephen Beswick
HansUDes - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Steve Beswick

I lead first pitch, Pete took second. Interesting and enjoyable route (very polished)
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Peter Morrisdaboss

morrisdaboss - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09 with JB

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 30/May/09 with Ben H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

SteWatkins - May/09

Tidy mini mountain route. Very polished start which I made a meal of, but ace second part. Much much easier than Long Chimney Ridge.
jimorothy - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Rachel Crolla

i lead first pitch, andy lead second.
doogstrue - AltLd O/S - Mar/09 with andy s

Daniel Armitage - Lead - 26/Sep/08

towdman - 2nd β - 26/Sep/08 with Graham Armitage

Graham Armitage - Lead - 26/Sep/08 with towdman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/08

ben 1st. pitch. me 2nd.
donkster - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with ben

cooper leek - AltLd - 26/Apr/08 with donk

Mancunianimport - 2008

DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/07

Neat climb, but not severe...
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 05/Aug/07

cem - 2nd - 28/Jul/07 with Andrew Roberts, Steve Capes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/06

MikeDowsett - Lead - 11/Jun/06 with Kris Scheinkonig

FrankW - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Joe

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/05

mol - Lead - 02/Oct/05 with Haggis

Hidden - Lead - Jul/05

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/05 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - AltLd - 12/Jun/05 with Colin Angus

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05 with Sharon R

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/05 with Jen Dargue

snowy owl - Lead - 09/Apr/05 with Chris Harrison

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/03

PenJD - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/03 with Tony Heron

In one long pitch
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/03 with Carmen

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/03 with Chris Tan

JohnHutch - AltLd - 28/Mar/02 with L

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jun/01

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2001 with Laura

Rebecca's 1st climb, age 10 months (in a backpack). Slept throughout the second pitch.
craig h - 2nd rpt - 28/May/00 with Janet and Rebecca Hannah

snowy_woodruff - Lead - 30/Apr/00 with Mem

alan moore - 2000

craig h - Solo rpt - Jun/98

five - AltLd O/S - Jul/97

Quality climb started to rain so sheltered in the Rucksack Clubs old "office"
barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/97 with Austin Brunt

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/96 with James Leavy

craig h - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/96

Hidden - Solo - 09/Apr/95

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 06/Aug/94 with Steve Dean

steve prior - Lead - Jun/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/91 with chris jones

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 18/May/91 with mik

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/90 with Debbie Wilkinson

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/88 with Rob Gale

Iain Thow - Solo - 08/Sep/87

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/86

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/83 with Garry Rushworth

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/82

Nigel Bond - Lead - 02/Dec/78 with Dave Grey, Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/78

Mark Kemball - Solo - 25/Jul/77

Falko - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/75 with Al W.

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/75

rogerskews - AltLd - 1975 with CMC Members

mikej - Lead - 28/Nov/71 with E

done many times including with groups from the Crowden Outdoor Centre
David Smith - Solo - 1968

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Style of ascent

Soloed12 of 151 (7.9%)
Lead56 of 151 (37.1%)
Followed26 of 151 (17.2%)
Toproped1 of 151 (0.7%)
Alt Leads49 of 151 (32.5%)
Unknown7 of 151 (4.6%)

'Climbed'70 of 151 (46.4%)
clean O/S70 of 151 (46.4%)
clean β2 of 151 (1.3%)
clean rpt6 of 151 (4.0%)
dnf3 of 151 (2.0%)