Central Buttress*** HVD 3c
[Stonnis Pinnacle, 3 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
A classic outing up the tallest buttress on the cliff and a good spot to practice multi-pitch climbing. Start left of the buttress, on a block amongst grassy ledges. Traverse right along the break to the front face and climb polished holds to the notch by the pinnacle (a quick ascent is the norm) and a stance on a big boulder. A more direct version up the flake-crack is an option as is a green stomach-traverse from the base of Central Chimney. Continue up the centre of the slab to steeper ground then traverse left at one of two levels to a short jamming crack - the final section of Black Crack. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The thread belay Rockfax mentions is a single chockstone quite far into the crack.

FA. Morley Wood, A S Pigott 1923

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS.

Photo: Stonnis Pinnacle © epik
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This climb is in 177 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Jack Whiteley - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Tim George

JEP - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/15

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Jo, Cherelle

lawlolly - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/15

samvick1991 - Lead - 17/Jun/15

Start is an absolute battle. Gritty chipped holds but nice moves and good gear. Sams first lead, a good effort
Sam1991 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/15 with Sam V, Lawrence H

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Jun/15

JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 17/May/15 with JK

Eddie Shelbourne - Solo - 02/May/15 with cheque

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/May/15

Dave Mason - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/15 with Darren Belfield

Hidden - Solo rpt - 29/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo rpt - 16/Apr/15

Fun climb, big hexes needed. We did it in one pitch.
Vanessa Simmons - 2nd - 15/Apr/15 with Mark (DMC)

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Apr/15

soaking wet but great fun
j.buckley87 - Lead - 28/Mar/15

amccann - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Nick

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/15 with speedy

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/15

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Oct/14

prwalker - Lead - 29/Sep/14 with Jo Paulger

jogwen - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/14 with Pete Walker

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 31/Aug/14

Matt Smith - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Zoe Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Nice warm up
Russ - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/14 with sarah brookes

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Martin Russ

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/14

mapperley samurai - 2nd - 24/Jul/14 with Ben Moss

althesin - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Reds, schristophersmith

schristophersmith - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/14 with silas feaver, Ian Redfern

Reds - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/14 with Althesin, schristophersmith

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14

Worth 2.5 stars - if the start wasn't green, and it wasn't made with a hammer and chisel, it would be 3. Almost immediate exposure makes this quite a thrill, if easy. The crux moves (traversing around the corner, and the final crack) are quite exciting. Great climb.
AndyPagett - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Tom Hodgkinson

Started it at 10pm but full moon so still bright! Puzzled with finish until advised that it went left. Good climb by Katy, finding holds by headtorch
stevelismore - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Katy Mouritz

OliverRoss - 2nd β - 02/Jun/14 with Craig Osborne

Angus Taylor - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with mark duncan

scott.hill - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Alisa

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/14

Mark Duncan - AltLd - 14/Apr/14

tgeh - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with imogene

ifletcher - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/14 with tgeh

very bold route as you go aroud the arete onto the unprotected slab but very good holds.
climbercrab - Lead O/S - 2014

Good, but at the stance in the middle, there is crack which ate my rope. had to abseil and yank at it :( got it back tho
jwhereat - Lead - 01/Dec/13

jamie ward - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Shaun Blower

Had some trouble finding the start due to the absence of any tree near the base. In the end think we went off route to the left and then rejoined near the notch. Led pitch 2.
alan.phobos - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Dan

Rather an epic. Route finding issues. Learnt lots of trad ab lib skills!
DanTT - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Alan Campbell

pearson9596 - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Lizzie Culwick

Phil_hood - Lead - Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd β - 13/Jun/13

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Alex Dennis

Theeni - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Joseph

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with David Pearson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12

joe hallam - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/12

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Robb.Haze - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Gemma Hatfield

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/11

Thanks to that man and his hammer! Nice and steady in great surrounds.
LP - 15/Aug/11

jolyon.cohen - Lead - 19/Jul/11 with Charlotte Redit

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

Lovely line. Shame that it is manufactured, but still classic.
Poco Loco - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Alison, Tom, Richard Roberts

SteveM - Lead - 18/Jun/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with SteveM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

wiswilson - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Neil Lloyd

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/11

Well worth the 3 stars.
Steve Palmer - Lead O/S - 05/May/11 with Brian K

bikergirl88 - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Roger F

papalazarou - TR O/S - 20/Apr/11

danny3007 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

RossT - 2nd - 15/Apr/11 with Andrew Edwards

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

James Hale - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/11 with John Sharratt

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Apr/11

Libby - 2nd - 31/Mar/11

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 17/Oct/10

bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Gaz

Daymo - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with DJ

deejmonkey - Lead - 19/Aug/10 with Damian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10

bigdrew - 2nd - 01/Aug/10 with Micheal

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

Hidden - 2nd β - 05/Jul/10

Jamie Buxton - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with getk

Tom87 - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Charlie

Nel Tindale - Lead β - 27/Jun/10

OK route but lots of dust and crap on route but nice and dry.
gilbert - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Nel Tindale

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/10

Great, much better and cleaner than on first appearances :D one to go back to lead/solo
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Pete aka Dad

Nice climbing, rope drag is a bit of an unavoidable menace. Enjoyable but cold.
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Clare

drysori - Lead - 2010

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09

Subtract a star because almost the whole route was created with a hammer and chisel! The tree belay at the start no longer exists, and there was no sign of any thread belay by the pinnacle.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Carmen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09

Went right instead of left, level with the stonnis pinnacle and had to downclimb to recover. Also found a nice cam walked into a crack that we couldn't get out... arghhhh!
nathanroberts89 - Lead O/S - Jul/09

Worth 3 stars. A Great climb up a somewhat windy route. lovely slabs. Led 2nd pitch.
climbingrev - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/09 with Tim Angell

Hidden - Lead β - 29/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/09

LivinITlarge - Lead O/S - Mar/09

stickwoman - 2009

flat eric - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Tom Swingy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/08

lenn1346 - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/08 with Colin L

Found nice .5 camalot, Mark loosened, Jus got out - I claimed as finder!
devonjester - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/08 with Justin L

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/07 with Trev Tatler

lenn1346 - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/07 with JK

A bit toss. Hard at the start and the end, a ladder of massive chipped holds in between. The climbing is OK, but it's hardly a three star route.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Colin Angus

malc - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Paul S

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

Very good climb if a little bold
vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Will Payling

lenn1346 - Lead O/S - 01/May/07 with Colin L

devonjester - 2nd O/S - 01/May/07 with Justin L

Sankey - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Clare

MikeDowsett - Lead - 2007 with Kris Scheinkonig

rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Pete

Very good lead from Steve. Big chipped holds all the way up but pretty featureless slab apart from these. Some nice moves and I felt pretty scared on it. Glad I lost the toss for the lead - would have been gibbering at the top!
SuperstarDJ - 2nd - 03/Jul/06 with Steve Watkins

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Jul/06

Alfredo - Lead - Jun/06

DanT - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/05 with Paul Rowlands

led pitch 2
Sam and will - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/05 with Anthony Bennett + Ben Bennett

Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/03

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/03 with Christina Ennis

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 17/Sep/02 with V. Wilson

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/02 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/02

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/02 with C. Parfitt

rocktigger - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Stu

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2002

Budge - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/01 with Mike Oates

Gman - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with Dan, Eamon

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/01

dangerousoldfool - 2nd - 2000 with WimC

alan moore - 2000

mikej - Lead - 11/May/97 with R

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/96

Roget - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/95

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 19/Jul/95 with Peter Harding, John Lumb

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/95 with Robert Mirfin

Marti999 - Solo - Jun/94 with lorna

Hidden - 1989

Iain Thow - Lead - 19/Jul/88 with Bob Lister

tapley - Lead - 25/Sep/87 with Alison Tapley

Chris the Tall - TR - Feb/87 with Nick Woad

Mark Kemball - Solo - 16/Apr/83

RichardMc - 26/Jun/82 with Betty Seifert, Dave Langmead

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

Nigel Bond - Solo - 29/Jun/80

Colin Matheson - Lead - Mar/78 with K Logan

mikej - 2nd - 21/Apr/73 with Geoff Williams

eroica64 - Lead - 20/Apr/69

mikej - Lead - 30/Mar/69 with E

Andy Say - Solo - 1968

Hidden - Lead - 1968

mikej - Solo - 18/Oct/67 with Geoff Williams

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