18m.

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).


ClimberDateStyle
gav 15/Oct Lead O/S

10:39 route 12. Roof only. Tried the slab but green/wet. Faffing too much, so went for just the roof which was pretty strenuous for a move or 2.

jwdickinson25 15/Oct 2nd
with gav
kermit_uk 02/Oct Lead O/S
Vilius A. 17/Sep Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
Dan Vaj 30/Aug 2nd rpt
with Khalid
khalidq 30/Aug Lead rpt
Dan Vaj 29/Aug 2nd RP
with Khalid
khalidq 29/Aug Lead RP

Worked the bottom crack on a top rope. Led the roof section clean.

Hidden 24/Aug 2nd β
Hidden 24/Aug Lead
spragglerocks 13/Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug Lead
MusicalMountaineer 06/Aug 2nd
with Barrie
Barrie Schofield II 06/Aug Lead O/S
James_Kendal 06/Aug 2nd
cragsman9000 07/Jul Lead O/S
with Neil
ned_85 03/Jul 2nd
Senna 03/Jul Lead O/S
with Ned
Hidden 20/Jun Lead
Matt Shepherd 13/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar AltLd O/S
MischaHY 21/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar Lead rpt
Jake Young 13/Mar 2nd O/S

Stanage VS Challenge 12 out of 36. bit wet and slimey

Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct/15 Lead
Sam Simpson 22/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 02/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Maia
TobyA 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with TonyB
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
keitht 18/Jul/15 2nd
tebs 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Tim
HimTiggins 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Bart
dewiturton 18/Jul/15 Lead
with keitht
CraigOsborne 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

25 Cool route, I'd say HVS for the bottom section of the route

with Paul Deane
jonhowson 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

I wouldn't say this is 5c, I was very pleasantly surprised by how much easier than that it is.

with Mark
jshields 30/May/15 Lead

In the '89 guide this is shown as the exit from the cave only at VS5a, which in it's own right you could argue may be soft HVS 5a. The start given in the BMC guide and suggested here, up the thin crack on the left is the start of Don't bark, bite E15c in the '89 guide, which then exits the roof on the left. This is 5b/c, the good wires only coming when it is all over.

with Mike Irwin, Jonathan Harrison
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
ChrisBrooke 23/May/15 Lead O/S

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.

with Duncan Bell
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
soph 21/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
kp64zl ?/May/15 2nd
with Steve OMC
Hidden ?/May/15 -
Scott Anderson 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Ash
Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
Jim Slater 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
rich_hw 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
hodge192 18/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
James_L88 15/Mar/14 2nd dnf

Karl fell off roof on lead. Escaped out right around the roof.

UnkArl 15/Mar/14 Lead dog
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mickd 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 07/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with Jonny P
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hardcore Pat 01/Aug/13 Lead dog

Had a couple of false starts before got any gear in.

with CJ Carter
deacondeacon 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Felt hard in the heat of the sun although I can see how it could feel steady for HVS

Ardo 08/Jun/13 2nd dog

Took a slip on the bottom slab, but nice little route with varied climbing.

djones66 06/May/13 Lead O/S

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.

with Stve mc D
Pat-H 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with kate, don
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Archbishop 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Dan Shacklock
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead
ash longreach ?/Apr/12 2nd
adie84 ??/2012 -
Chalky Cat ?/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
llamaglama 30/Jul/11 2nd
with Jam
jamiev 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Started up Rabies slab.

with Nina
Will_Maxwell 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Rafael Pena
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
dashitboarder 20/Jun/10 2nd

Dad led - nice route but tough

Chris Craggs 02/Aug/09 2nd

The slab/crack start is at least 5b.

with Colin Binks
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
nai 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Tim
tlr 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Pom
Mike W 18/Aug/08 Lead O/S
John Marsland 02/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Goi
goi.ashmore 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
tom_1985 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Thomas
Mike W ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
JDDD 19/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
IanGilbertJones 23/Sep/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd
Ropeboy 17/Oct/00 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
rc ??/2000 Lead
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Chris Ellis 21/Aug/98 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Hidden 27/May/96 Lead O/S
Roget 30/Apr/95 Solo O/S

Started up Crack and cave as described at the time.

Hidden 03/Jun/91 Lead
Martin Bennett 14/Apr/91 -
with Nils Tremmel, MT
Rob Davies 20/Jun/87 Lead
with Mick Moss
philhc ??/1985 -
Nigel Bond 05/Oct/75 Lead
with Pete and Ron
Dave Musgrove 10/Aug/75 -
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 10/Sep/67 Lead dnf
with Steve Radford, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
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