Rockfax Description
Devious - care with the rope needed. Climb the chimney to the exposed ledge on the tower and follow it all the way round past two aretes to the south face. Finish up a shallow groove. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Starred VDiffs.


ClimberDateStyle
tobiasae3 07/May Lead O/S
climbingrev 06/May AltLd O/S

Weird little number. The initial gully looks wet, ominous and unappealing. However it proves to be really rather good. The hand traverse too is fun, as is the step across to the ledge. Final corner (the 4a bit I guess) a bit out of character with the rest, but a good finish. Rope drag awful by this point - so belayed on top of tower and Tim finished 'top pitch'. Would be s stunning 2* solo.

Jgresh 21/Mar Solo O/S
MSchobitz 24/Feb Solo rpt
MrFantastic 23/Feb Solo O/S
DoctorYoghourt ??/2016 -
JessWilliams 08/Nov/15 2nd
Hidden 08/Nov/15 Lead O/S
splat2million 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Laura opted not to second but rather to lead the chimney next-door

with Laura
Lorgy 07/Jun/15 2nd
with Dave
puppythedog 26/Apr/15 2nd β

Brilliant route. The moment you step out whilst looking at the entire valley bellow is brilliant. A couple of lovely little moves fro the grade too.

with Jon Ditman
Brown 19/Apr/15 Solo
with Solo
MSchobitz 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
yossarian714 28/Sep/14 Solo O/S
noteviljoe 28/Sep/14 Solo

Part of attempted 100 Solo's (M-VD) in a day. Crux move felt like HVD - or even S - too me (but maybe just psychological?)

mountaingoatgirl 10/Sep/14 Lead
guy757 13/Aug/14 -
Alasdair88 06/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/14 Solo dnf
Jam_sandwich 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
DayleJones 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Jam
Hidden 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
MPSBunny 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Talk about rope drag, managed to get myself in a complete mess with the ropes at the top and set up one of the worst belays in my life which was compounded by a twist in the ropes. The step across onto the ledge felt very exposed!

Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Jim Slater 11/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Steve J P 17/Jul/13 Lead
with BW
Bernie Wylde 17/Jul/13 2nd
with sp
deacondeacon 06/Jul/13 Solo O/S

Finished up the Black Hawk Bastion finish as there were some guys on Eliminator.

dr_botnik 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with ben nevill
Ross Young 07/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Had to break it up due to rope drag. Fun easy unusual moves. A great solo route

mhamiltonj 07/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Wonderfully weird. Better soloed I think, certainly requires more skilled rope management than I managed.

Hidden 07/Jun/13 2nd
edd rab 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with adrian scott
adrianscott 16/May/13 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 20/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Excellent route.

valentinesbabe 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Managed with one rope and did well until the last corner...rope just dropped under the edge so I had a bit of a job hanging from the top, had to unclip my last piece of gear to flip it out. Excellent climb though and would be easy with twin ropes. Felt quite exposed stepping around onto the ledge and I would say that is the crux rather than the finishing groove.

GermanAlex 19/Jun/12 Solo O/S

a lovely expedition, nicely exposed. ropework would have been interesting

dannygiblin ?/Jun/12 -
buxtoncoffeelover 04/May/12 Solo
monkey1 ?/May/12 Lead
Scott Dunkley 16/Mar/12 -
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Mar/12 Lead
Scott Dunkley ??/2012 -
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
weekendwarrior92 ??/2012 Lead

very wet when did and got rope stuck due to drag

with Zoe Logan
Susannah2010 21/Sep/11 2nd
Rich K 30/Aug/11 2nd
with Wayne Cheung
Hidden 06/Jun/11 Solo O/S
bennidavies90 15/May/11 Lead
kcollender 19/Mar/11 2nd
Marc-G 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Killian
Hidden ??/2011 2nd rpt
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Marcin78 ??/2011 2nd
with Tomek
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
danny269 07/Oct/10 Lead

Lead after James had placed a couple of pieces of gear. I added another 4 and set up belay

with JamesT
al123 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
markriddington 30/Jul/10 2nd dnf
Nick1812P 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 19/Mar/10 Solo O/S
andrew sandercock 03/Mar/10 Solo O/S
chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
amthalmann 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
emlynroberts 31/Oct/09 Lead

Rope drag city!

with Amanda Thalmann (BUMS)
Adam Potter 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/09 Lead
Chris Plewa ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
mic_b 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
Si dH 13/Jun/09 Solo O/S
SteveM 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
mark_jc ??/2009 -
victim of mathematics 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jaime
Hidden 23/Feb/08 Lead
Graeme Hammond 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/07 2nd
howlingbaboon 06/Aug/07 2nd dnf

finished up a crack on front face to avoid rope problems.

tlr 31/Jul/07 Solo
Dan Leach 24/Jul/07 Solo O/S

Amazing Exposure

Hidden 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Nicos 28/Jan/07 Solo O/S
with solo
crossdressingrodney 08/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
Marc Murphy ?/Jul/05 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/May/05 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead
Hidden 26/Nov/04 Lead
DerwentDiluted 08/Aug/04 Lead
with Dr. death
Stig 30/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Kos
Hidden 20/Oct/02 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/02 2nd
mikehenesy ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Rob Norris
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 Solo O/S
Howard J 06/Feb/00 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/May/99 Solo
Iain Thow 25/Jul/96 Solo
Budge 16/Jun/96 2nd O/S
with Nicola Ottewell, Brian Ottewell
Chris Ellis 12/Jun/95 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
atom 29/Aug/93 2nd
with Sheila Ellison
Hidden ?/Apr/90 Lead β
Hidden 22/Apr/87 Solo
Dave Musgrove 24/Jul/83 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
Mark Kemball 07/Oct/79 Lead
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
Nigel Bond 17/Sep/78 Lead
with Dave Grey
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 29/Oct/72 Solo
with Janice Coulton, Brian Norris, Geoff Williams
Hidden 20/May/65 Solo
Hidden 24/Apr/65 Solo
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Voting
High HVD
Mid HVD
Low HVD
High VD
Mid VD
Low VD
High HD
Mid HD
Low HD
Votes cast 12
High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
Mid 4a
Low 4a
High 3c
Mid 3c
Low 3c
Votes cast 12
Style of ascent
Soloed
Lead
Followed
Alt Leads
Not Set
Onsighted
DNF
Flashed (β)
Repeated
Not Set