Stonnis Arete** HVD 4a
[Stonnis Arete (Diff), Black Rocks, 3 kb]30m.

Rockfax Description
A fine climb but very polished in places. Climb the front of the buttress, first right up a slippery groove then left up a short V-chimney. Traverse left past a sharp rib and round the arete to climb the steep slab formed by a huge block to good ledges at the base of a slabby arete, or go direct up a wide crack - awkward and HS 4b. Step onto the ridge then 'a cheval' or hand traverse this (poor protection) to the final easy walls and a finish up a short groove. © ROCKFAX

FA. Henry Bishop 1900

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Photo: Stonnis Arete (Diff), Black Rocks © David Slater
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This climb is in 154 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo rpt - 16/Apr/15

Repeat, previous solo.
jshields - 2nd - 15/Apr/15 with Jeff Ingman

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/15

Hidden - Solo rpt - 09/Apr/15

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

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

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Mar/15

derekwwl - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with May Ann

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/14

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Jul/14

Did in two pitches for practise. Much easier than last time - I must be learning something.
SuperstarDJ - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/14 with Tash Davis

Hidden - Solo rpt - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/14

davidalcock - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with mapperley samurai

mapperley samurai - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with David Alcock

Nice arÍte climb, although did something a little strange at the top, and think went direct (I.e. Wrong way) as scared the **** out of myself grovelling up a steep face/arÍte.
Lancer - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with John B- PCC

max_chan - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Sue - PCC

john_ni - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with Nick (PCC)

Only had one half-rope with us so used it as a single. But placed runners so badly that rope drag stopped me moving past the ridge so had to take a belay there and finish it as a second pitch.
stevelismore - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Katy Mouritz

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with alimortazavi85

Ali Mortazavi - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Scott

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

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

Slabdancer - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Scott Wilbur

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with James

P1 = L, P2 = 2
DanTT - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Alan Campbell

Hidden - Lead RP - 28/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

Anna Morris - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Mark Cunnington

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Anna Morris

tradguy - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Rob Munday, Mark Hazell

lenn1346 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Matt O

Rich Malcolm - Solo β - 13/Sep/12

The start is very polished. Protecting the second would prove difficult for a beginner.
Radical-G - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12

samdenny - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Colin Macalindin

Climbster - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Leslie

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/May/12

hfac - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Jonny F

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Craig Perkins

kabutsu - 2012

pow22 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/11

John Lewis - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Maureen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/11

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

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

I did the route all in one pitch and tackled the lower crack instead of coming around to the left, messed about here for a good length of time ending up using the crack as a layback felt fun =]
KurtD - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Alex Pegg

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/10

Josh Maye - Lead - 16/Oct/10

Loads of glass everywhere
PaulGreenhead - Lead - 26/Sep/10 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with PaulGreenhead

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

drysori - Lead - 2010

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 2010 with John Harrison

Worth it just for the 'a cheval' bit - though I confess to placing a sort-of side runner by walking along the ramp on the right and reaching up. I don't think it would have made any difference, but felt better :-)
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Carmen

Ander - Lead - Aug/09 with Jimb0

Jimb0 - 2nd - Aug/09 with Ander

nathanroberts89 - 2nd O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09

paulharmer - Lead - 19/Jun/09 with David Hale

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Luke Lindsay

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/09

Not an awful lot of gear on the top section... and make sure you use double ropes!! Oh, and the tree belay has gone!
benman - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with roger m

Alfredo - Solo - Mar/09

Wet and very green.
Ed_Dennett - 2nd - 26/Jan/09 with Rhys Jenkins

dhale79 - 2009 with Paul Harmer

PanzerHanzler - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/08

lenn1346 - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/08 with Colin L

Made it! Determination a must. Finished by straddling arete as per picture. Wearing shorts, so knees and ankles feeling it today!
devonjester - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/08 with Justin L

lead to tree half way up. Lots of rope drag so belayed from there. Colin defeated by the rain so I was lowered off from there.
lenn1346 - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/08 with Colin L

Justin got to tree then belayed as lots of rope drag. Rain came in; although made it up polished start, couldn't make it up to tree as left jug was full of water and I was out of shape! Lowered off.
devonjester - 2nd dnf - 27/Jun/08 with Justin L

HamishD - 2nd O/S - 02/May/08 with chris burn

thrutch - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/07

leonjones - Lead - 23/Jun/07 with Phil Barley

I lead 1st pitch. 2nd pitch traversed right to finish direct
lenn1346 - AltLd rpt - 25/May/07 with Tom M

tom169 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/07 with Justin

lenn1346 - Lead O/S - 14/May/07 with Colin L

devonjester - 2nd O/S - 14/May/07 with Justin L

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Will Payling

Hidden - 2007

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/06 with Trace

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/06

Swirly - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Ceri

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Jul/06

Took about four tries to get onto the route at the very polished bottom! Some nice moves and bits on this route though. Well protected where you want it. Managed to create some ridiculous rope drag, to the extent I could hardly move the rope at the top section. Ended up pulling loads through to effectively solo the 'a cheval' bit. Couldn't seem to get moving on the arete so climbed off and moved along the right side using the chipped holds. Nice route.
SuperstarDJ - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06 with Jamie Ireland

a struggle with the initial moves but a most memorable route , wimped out on the cheval moves opting for the hand traverse option instead, Cracking lead from David.
mungo - 2nd β - 06/Jun/06 with David Millington

Epic Ebdon - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05 with Molly Thompson

mol - 2nd - 06/Aug/05 with Tim Ebdon

SiW - Lead β - Aug/05

Alfredo - Solo - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/03

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Aug/03 with Charles MacGreggor

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

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 02/May/02

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2002

Budge - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/01 with Jan

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

Rampikino - 2nd - 03/May/01 with Bob Brown

Budge - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/00 with Rich

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/00 with Joe Thompson

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/00

Hidden - Solo - May/99

paul birch - 28/Mar/99

On Peak Rock description is right - it is desperate in the wet!
EddieA - Lead dnf - 08/Nov/97 with Simon W

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/97

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

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1995 with Shaun Hodgkins

Marti999 - Solo - Jun/94 with lorna

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1994

tlr - Solo - 07/May/92 with Cal

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/90

craig h - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/90

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/90 with Neil Watson

Hidden - Solo - 1990

andrew300169 - 1990

Paul Clarke - 1989

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/Jul/88

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/87

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jun/86

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/82

Hidden - Solo - 15/Oct/82

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

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/82 with Alfreton MC

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/82

Nigel Bond - Solo - 29/Jun/80

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1979

Andy Say - Lead - 1979

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 1978

Nigel Bond - Lead - 12/Nov/77 with Tony Cuddy

rogerskews - 1976 with CMC Members

Mark Kemball - Solo - 1975

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/74

mcrtchly - Aug/73

tapley - Lead - 26/Jan/69

mikej - Lead - 02/Sep/67 with Nigel Sumner

mikej - Solo - 15/Jun/67 with Steve Stobart

babymoac - 0000

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