35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
30m. 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).

Climbster 04/Oct Lead O/S
with Vick
Vixie 04/Oct 2nd
with Matt
Hidden 20/Sep Lead β
Hidden 20/Sep 2nd O/S
GermanAlex 06/Sep 2nd

Last climb of the day before we made our escape from the midges. Arno lead in 1.

with Arno
Dave Turnbull, BMC 17/Aug Lead


with Kasia Osipowicz, Emily Turnbull
Hidden 17/Aug 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug Lead
Hidden 12/Aug 2nd
bryce.dorin 25/Jul AltLd O/S
JamieSparkes 18/Jul AltLd O/S
Jake Young 18/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul 2nd
OliWoolland ?/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Ian Stirrups 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

me P1, Sue P2. Nice contrasting pitches.

with Sue
Guy Atkinson 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, Didn't really think this climb was anything special, a good introduction to the style of routes here though.

with Adam Lindley
georgenvk 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with George
atom 16/Aug/14 AltLd
jimbonfire 27/Jul/14 -
Somerset swede basher 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Katharine
rohai545 22/Jun/14 AltLd
with Helen
ht543 22/Jun/14 AltLd

Me: P1, Krish: P2

with Krish
TraverseKing 21/Jun/14 2nd
JonBray 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Chris did 1st pitch, I did 2nd pitch

with Chris
sting 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with kwaidy
Hidden 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 -
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Bry 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
j.buckley87 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd
karlb 02/Jun/13 2nd

Only finished first pitch second pitch repeled chris and Gary

chrisgaynon69 02/Jun/13 2nd dnf

Didn't complete pitch 2 of 2, too smooth/polished for a hot day

with karl bamford, Gary Scott
freemanTom 01/Jun/13 2nd dnf

Just first pitch as had to then run away from nearby peregrine nest.

with Paul Davies
daviesp2 01/Jun/13 Lead dnf

bailed from 1st belay as there was a nesting peregrine next to route.

with Tom
John Nuttall 06/May/13 -
with Sharon
towdman 06/May/13 2nd
helios 06/May/13 AltLd
with Katy Coutts
Hidden 21/Apr/13 AltLd
valentinesbabe 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

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

Tithe Technique 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
dangmtb 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Nice but polished.

Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
augustus trout 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Al Metelko
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
DaveB61 15/Jul/12 Lead

With Robin Stiffin

with Robin Stiffin
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
RichyBOYY 26/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 13/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd
Barry D 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Rob P
Hidden 02/Jan/12 TR
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with Richard Bower
gazfellows 27/Jul/11 Lead
with shaun d
cjc2001 24/Jul/11 2nd

Varied and interesting.

LakesWinter 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Good climbing.

with Mark
ashtond6 03/Jul/11 Lead
Gary A S 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Elly
Nigel Bond 02/Jul/11 Lead
with Stuart Bond
markhammonds 03/Jun/11 Lead β

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.

with Miles Walmsley, Joe Barragry
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd O/S
Stuart Hurworth 07/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch - easy and quite short, not too much protection though. 2nd pitch is a lot more varied.

Tomber 07/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead very enjoyable second pitch. Much better than the first. Polished. but not too bad.

Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
lithos 03/Jul/10 AltLd

I did P1, Peri P2 nice climbing

pebbles 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

rob p1 me p2

with rob
Hidden 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
embob 22/May/10 AltLd

Led first (and easier) pitch. Excellent.

with Alex
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 04/May/10 2nd O/S
Sam Simpson 04/May/10 Lead O/S

Lead Both Pitches

cooper leek 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with trigg, donk
donkster 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with trigg, ben
ungracefulathlete 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Tim C
Goody 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch.

with Suzie Hughes
Hidden 16/Oct/09 Lead
Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

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

shed_hed 12/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Rob Pontefract
petegruf 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with blaithin h
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
cem 09/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with John Evans
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
jshields 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
mic_b 07/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Heavy rain and slime. Good fun.

with mrsbate
Hidden 07/Jul/09 2nd
HansUDes 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S

S, 4a with Bill Bardsley and Stephen Beswick

with Steve Beswick
john.gaffney 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S

I lead first pitch, Pete took second. Interesting and enjoyable route (very polished)

with Peter Morrisdaboss
morrisdaboss 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with JB
popebenedictus 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Powder Puff Girl 30/May/09 2nd O/S
with Ben H
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
SteWatkins ?/May/09 -
Rob Davies ?/May/09 AltLd

Morning visit - then Wharncliffe by mid-afternoon

with Phil Ashton
jimorothy 21/Mar/09 Lead

Tidy mini mountain route. Very polished start which I made a meal of, but ace second part. Much much easier than Long Chimney Ridge.

with Rachel Crolla
doogstrue ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

i lead first pitch, andy lead second.

with andy s
Daniel Armitage 26/Sep/08 Lead
towdman 26/Sep/08 2nd β
Graham Armitage 26/Sep/08 Lead
with towdman
Hidden ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
tanssop 04/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy
donkster 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

ben 1st. pitch. me 2nd.

with ben
cooper leek 26/Apr/08 AltLd
with donk
Mancunianimport ??/2008 -
DerwentDiluted 07/Oct/07 AltLd
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Alex Thompson 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S

Neat climb, but not severe...

cem 28/Jul/07 2nd
with Andrew Roberts, Steve Capes
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Lead
MikeDowsett 11/Jun/06 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
FrankW 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Joe
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
mol 02/Oct/05 Lead
with Haggis
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
victim of mathematics 12/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Cornish Merlin 12/Jun/05 AltLd
jonnyboy 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 04/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Jen Dargue
snowy owl 09/Apr/05 Lead
chrishedgehog 09/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/03 2nd
PenJD 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Tony Heron
Simon Caldwell 06/Jul/03 2nd O/S

In one long pitch

with Carmen
shaun walby 02/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Pero 15/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 28/Mar/02 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/01 Solo
Urgles ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Laura
craig h 28/May/00 2nd rpt

Rebecca's 1st climb, age 10 months (in a backpack). Slept throughout the second pitch.

with Janet and Rebecca Hannah
snowy_woodruff 30/Apr/00 Lead
with Mem
alan moore ??/2000 -

Slippery in mid-winter.

craig h ?/Jun/98 Solo rpt
five ?/Jul/97 AltLd O/S
barney@helmshore 08/Jun/97 Lead O/S

Quality climb started to rain so sheltered in the Rucksack Clubs old "office"

with Austin Brunt
Ian Archer 22/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with James Leavy
craig h 10/Mar/96 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/95 Lead
with Roy Lindsay
Hidden 09/Apr/95 Solo
Gordon Stainforth 06/Aug/94 Lead
with Steve Dean
steve prior ?/Jun/93 Lead
with Roz C
Roget 28/Jul/91 Solo O/S
with chris jones
ste_d 18/May/91 AltLd O/S
with mik
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/90 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Chris Ellis 25/Jun/88 Lead
with Rob Gale
RichardMc 29/May/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 08/Sep/87 Solo
Andy Say 18/Sep/86 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 16/Apr/83 Lead O/S
with Garry Rushworth
charlesmfrench 03/Apr/82 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Feb/80 AltLd

Laddow in February - warm sunny day!

with Mike Papworth
Sean Kelly ??/1980 -
Nigel Bond 02/Dec/78 Lead
with Dave Grey, Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
Hidden 11/Oct/78 Lead rpt
Mark Kemball 25/Jul/77 Solo
Falko 06/Jun/75 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
Hidden 09/Mar/75 Lead
rogerskews ??/1975 AltLd
with CMC Members
mikej 28/Nov/71 Lead

Earlier in the day we had visited Tintwisle Knarr Quarry.

with E
uphillnow ??/1968 Solo

done many times including with groups from the Crowden Outdoor Centre

Hidden 03/Oct/64 2nd
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