Via Roof Route* HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
Climb the tough thin crack into the cave (5c ?) pull up to the roof and swing right to access the easier wall. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide).

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This climb is in 70 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

The starting slab is quite committing until you get to the decent wires, especially as green as it is. Was a bit confused as to where to go from the cave as it wasn't in my 2001 Rockfax. Exited to the right and had a good old struggle. Good fun, and hard for VS.
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Duncan Bell

morganator - Solo O/S - 21/May/15 with Sophie Whyte

soph - Solo O/S - 21/May/15 with jon morgan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/15

Chris M - AltLd - 10/May/15 with Jim

kp64zl - 2nd - May/15 with Steve OMC

fifth - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/15 with Ash

wolverine - AltLd - 01/Nov/14 with Mike Lea

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Boy - Solo - 19/Aug/14

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Tom_Hodgkinson

hodge192 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Karl fell off roof on lead. Escaped out right around the roof.
James_L88 - 2nd dnf - 15/Mar/14 with Karl Gregory

UnkArl - Lead dog - 15/Mar/14 with James Long

Dan Arkle - 2014

mickd - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Jonny P

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/13

Had a couple of false starts before got any gear in.
Hardcore Pat - Lead dog - 01/Aug/13 with CJ Carter

Felt hard in the heat of the sun although I can see how it could feel steady for HVS
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Took a slip on the bottom slab, but nice little route with varied climbing.
nrhardy - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/13 with deacondeacon

This is a good route, even if it is a bit of a one-move wonder; its a good exciting move (well, short sequence) in a dramatic position. You can climb out using the flakes all the way from the back of the cave. or you can join the flakes at more or less any point, including the lip (where you can get what I think are good wires- can place them before setting off). Recommended.
djones66 - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Stve mc D

Pat-H - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with kate, don

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2013

Alex@home - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/12 with Tony Moody

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12

Archbishop - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Dan Shacklock

Ben Wolstenholme - Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/12

ash longreach - 2nd - Apr/12 with Chris Hind, jim

adie84 - 2012

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - Oct/11 with Dom

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Rachel, Nick, Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Jam

Started up Rabies slab.
jamiev - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Nina

Will_Maxwell - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Rafael Pena

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Dad led - nice route but tough
dashitboarder - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Dad and Jess

The slab/crack start is at least 5b.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with Colin Binks

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

tlr - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Pom

Mike W - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/08

John Marsland - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with John Marsland

tom_1985 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Chris Thomas

Mike W - Lead O/S - Jun/08

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Jon Dittman - 2nd - 19/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 2004

IanGilbertJones - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/01 with Geoff Quinn

Hidden - 2nd - May/01

Ropeboy - Lead - 17/Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Simon Pearce - 1999

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/98 with Louise Pellett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/96

Roget - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/91

Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Oct/75 with Pete and Ron

Dave Musgrove - 10/Aug/75

mikej - Lead dnf - 10/Sep/67 with Steve Radford, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DanChad, mikej

Total votes cast 26
hard E10 of 9
E10 of 9
easy E10 of 9
hard HVS1 of 9
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easy HVS6 of 9
hard VS0 of 9
VS0 of 9
easy VS0 of 9
hard 5c0 of 9
5c0 of 9
easy 5c0 of 9
hard 5b1 of 9
5b0 of 9
easy 5b3 of 9
hard 5a4 of 9
5a1 of 9
easy 5a0 of 9
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