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 89 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/15 with Dave Turnbull

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/15

No. 11
Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/15 with Maia Hunnex

TobyA - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/15 with TonyB

12 of 24 on attempted VS challenge
TonyB - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with TobyA

keitht - 2nd - 18/Jul/15 with Dewi Turton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Bart

dewiturton - Lead - 18/Jul/15 with keitht

CraigOsborne - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15

25 Cool route, I'd say HVS for the bottom section of the route
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Paul Deane

I wouldn't say this is 5c, I was very pleasantly surprised by how much easier than that it is.
jonhowson - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Mark

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.
jshields - Lead - 30/May/15 with Mike Irwin, Jonathan Harrison

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/15

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 Walton

kp64zl - 2nd - May/15 with Steve OMC

Hidden - May/15

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

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Nov/14

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

nai - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Tim

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

Started up Crack and cave as described at the time.
Roget - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/91

philhc - 1985

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

Dave Musgrove - 10/Aug/75

Canyak - 1973

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

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