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The pumpy arete is technical and reachy. © Rockfax

Hidden 30/Sep Solo rpt
Andrew Jennings 22/Sep -
runestone 18/Sep TR

Top Roped as I thought would be too short at 5' 6" to lead, but probably would just have been OK !

Hidden 17/Sep Sent O/S
PeteWilson 14/Sep Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Sep Sent
adi bryant 29/Aug Solo
TGreen 30/Jul Lead O/S
Rosie Henstock 30/Jul 2nd O/S

At 5ft 7 I could just about curl my fingers around the top. At this point, delirium and uncontrollable laughter had just about set in around 6 hours into #10hoursofStanageHell

Hidden 12/May Lead rpt
ChrisBrooke 12/May Sent O/S
chancer 08/May Sent O/S
with Marc Duhig
Hidden 07/May Lead O/S
simrun 07/May 2nd dnf
Hidden 07/May Lead O/S
dom94 21/Apr Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 21/Apr Sent O/S
greenclimb 14/Apr Solo rpt
with Sarah
belay bunny turned bad 08/Apr Solo
with Jenny
Hidden 20/Mar -
mike8331 20/Mar -
Hidden 17/Oct/15 2nd
charley 14/Oct/15 Solo rpt
quickdrawmcraw 22/Sep/15 Sent
Hidden 18/Sep/15 Solo dnf
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Solo
db79 29/Aug/15 Sent x

2nd go. The top was interesting.

with lazMo
lazMo 29/Aug/15 Sent O/S
CaelanB 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
jsmcfarland 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Great micro-route, the rock is ridiculously rough and grippy

with Caelan
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Solo
mrteale 12/Jul/15 Solo O/S
colin milton 07/Jul/15 2nd
with shaun l
Hidden 14/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Josh Lewis 16/May/15 Solo O/S
charley 16/May/15 Solo β
Steve Lewis 16/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/May/15 Lead
PenJD 22/Apr/15 Solo β
with Rachel B, Pat D and Sean O
mattc 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Alex 74 08/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Matt Carwardine
FlavioL1989 08/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Joe Costello 21/Mar/15 Sent
The Reaper 28/Dec/14 Solo rpt
Jimbo C 06/Dec/14 Solo O/S

Above 2 mats. It took a couple of ups and downs before committing. For a VS, the crux is pretty damn hard. If it was a couple of metres longer it would be HVS for sure.

with Chris
Fragmod 09/Nov/14 Sent
SDM 01/Nov/14 Sent O/S
with Luke, Michael
Robin Nichols 18/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with Jemma
Gambit 21/Sep/14 Sent O/S
with OlI
soph 16/Sep/14 Solo
with Tony Stone
Nick1812P 22/Aug/14 Sent O/S
with Pete
The Reaper 19/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 30/Jul/14 Solo dnf
Alex Hallam 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 21/May/14 Solo O/S
Lawrence Beesley-Peck 14/May/14 Solo
Hidden ?/May/14 -
Hidden 28/Apr/14 Solo
DavidPC 24/Apr/14 Solo O/S

Last move a bit reachy for my liking when solo.

Fat Tim 01/Apr/14 Solo O/S
g.chalker 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Deezel65 16/Mar/14 Solo RP
luke glaister 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Well pleased to look on the votes and write ups to see people think 5b. The guide we had said 5a so I just pulled on and did it without any faff. Long reach defo helps. Nice route.

casey johns 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
tebs 01/Mar/14 Sent O/S
Hidden 20/Jan/14 Solo
Lawrence Beesley-Peck ??/2014 Solo
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
a13x 05/Oct/13 Sent O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/13 Solo
James Oakes 12/Sep/13 Sent
atom 04/Sep/13 Solo
St0neMonkey 04/Sep/13 Solo
with atom
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
kermit_uk 19/Aug/13 Sent O/S
Dave Mountford 16/Jul/13 TR
with alex thackaway
Hidden 21/Jun/13 Sent O/S
adam carless 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Retro onsight, no memory of doing it before. Reckon it's worth 5b for shorties.

victim of mathematics 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S

5b seems nearer the mark than the 5a in the guide. Tough!

with Adam
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead
Laramadness 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
dr_botnik 02/Apr/13 Sent O/S
grubes 31/Mar/13 Sent O/S
The Reaper 05/Mar/13 Solo rpt
benkelsey 28/Feb/13 Solo O/S
john lynch 27/Feb/13 Solo
with Joe Holden
Hidden 27/Feb/13 Solo O/S
benlatham07 ??/2013 Sent O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
jorge1983 13/Nov/12 Solo dnf
Hidden 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
JLS 07/Oct/12 Sent rpt
with Jacqui
tallsop 14/Sep/12 Lead
with terry
Milne 14/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Alex 74 01/Sep/12 TR
with Dave m
cem 12/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Pete Colledge
kwaidy 04/Aug/12 TR O/S
with sting
Mattlamb90 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with Tibbett
Ricky Rocks 07/May/12 Solo

incredibly misty and cold, last solo of a nice weekend on the grit.

Hidden 22/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Alex.M-M. 01/Apr/12 Solo O/S
The Reaper 26/Mar/12 Solo rpt
SteveM 24/Mar/12 Solo
The Reaper 19/Mar/12 Sent O/S
HAJ Francis 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
sam820 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
chrisallan 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
jkarran 15/Jan/12 Solo

Worrying top move with waxy numb fingers

with Team
Sidekick 14/Jan/12 Sent O/S
kingholmesy ??/2012 Solo O/S
Birdo 20/Nov/11 Solo O/S
Stuart Johnston 20/Nov/11 Solo
Hidden 31/Oct/11 Solo
simon1965 26/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/11 Solo O/S
DKaye 01/Sep/11 Lead dog

Found it pretty tough finding the right jams, but got it in the end.

with Alex Minshall
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
jowgli 02/Jul/11 Sent x
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Sent x
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead RP
elCapitano 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Courty
M_W_Court 04/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Pythonist 02/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/May/11 Solo dnf
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
graphiclunarkid 19/May/11 Lead RP

Ground-up ascent. Found this very tough. Climbed an easier HVS 5c of similar length yesterday! I'd give it 5b at the least (gets 5a in the BMC guide).

with Tom, arctic jen
arctic_jen 19/May/11 2nd
with Rich
Nick Rundall 17/May/11 Lead
with Al Padkin, John Cooper, Adam Youd, Jon Taylor
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Laura-lou 28/Apr/11 2nd

Im quite short and definetely hit my flexibility limit on the moves...still aching 3 days later!

with chris prescott
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Sent O/S
petellis 12/Mar/11 Solo dnf
with Aly
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Sent
uphillnow ??/2011 -
greenclimb 12/Dec/10 Sent
with Sarah
valentinesbabe 28/Nov/10 TR dog

Was going to lead it but wasn't happy I could get the moves as it is quite tricky for shortarses so did it on a rope. Very reachy had to rest at the second break as finger ends were caning, not sure if it was the cold or the sharpness of the grit. Top out on lead into the snow would have been interesting!

with Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe
Tithe Technique 28/Nov/10 TR O/S
charley 28/Nov/10 TR O/S

Wanted to save this for the lead on a warmer day but none of us weren't exactly in the mood to lead anything else so TR it...

with Ange, Geoff, Kev
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Sent
madasten 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ethan
Tony Holdsworth 05/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Guido
Hidden 05/Oct/10 -
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Solo dnf
Mattyk 25/Sep/10 Sent
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 14/Aug/10 Solo
cem 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Yanis Nayu 05/Jul/10 2nd RP
with Andy
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Solo RP
popebenedictus 15/Jun/10 Solo O/S
with Song Tsai, Adrian Scott, Edd Rab
adrianscott 15/Jun/10 Solo RP
edd rab 15/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo
Pown 13/May/10 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 11/Apr/10 Solo
Obi-Wan is lost... 11/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 07/Apr/10 Solo O/S
chrisbussell 30/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Vallance
drysori ??/2010 Lead
Gambit 12/Dec/09 Solo O/S

After retreating the first time due to my foot slipping off

hilty ?/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Matt Bennett 22/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/09 Solo
Whealiebob 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Stee
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 30/May/09 Solo
with Marek
Hardcore Pat 30/May/09 Solo O/S
paul__in_sheffield 24/May/09 Solo O/S
bigphil 21/May/09 Sent
with Toby
tlr 15/Apr/09 Sent
Nicos 02/Apr/09 Sent
with andy plat
kdlauder 12/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mike C
mike278 28/Feb/09 Lead dnf

first lead fall on to gear

with JWB
JWB 28/Feb/09 2nd
with Mike278
JLS 21/Feb/09 Sent O/S

Sketchy long reach at the end was a worry sans rope.

with Mike B.
Hidden 20/Feb/09 Solo
lowersharpnose 14/Jan/09 Solo
with Duz, Sloper
Hidden 01/Jan/09 Sent
nai 23/Dec/08 Sent
Jeronimo 15/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
thomasadixon 03/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Dec/08 Solo rpt
monsteratt 31/Oct/08 Lead β
MorganPreece 30/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Had to do it in Trainers!!

with Monty
Hidden 26/Oct/08 Solo
deacondeacon 25/Sep/08 Solo
Guy Wilson 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Paul Smith
Hidden 14/Jun/08 Lead
Strong Steve 18/May/08 Solo O/S
chiverstom 26/Apr/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/08 Solo O/S
shoulders 21/Aug/07 Lead
with Pete C
Chris the Tall 31/Jul/07 Solo
Rob Davies 07/Jul/07 Lead
with Pete Hemmings, Phil Ashton
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/07 Solo
Hidden 28/May/07 Lead O/S
tom.e 21/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
gethin_allen ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 19/May/01 Solo
Hidden 04/Jun/00 Solo
Hidden ?/May/00 TR
adam carless ?/May/00 TR
Hidden 22/Mar/00 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Bug ??/1999 -
bigphil 03/Jul/98 Solo
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
RANGITOTO 07/May/95 Lead
D Tempest 31/Oct/93 Solo
with Rick
Roget 24/Jul/93 Solo O/S
with jon
Chris the Tall ?/May/92 Solo O/S
John Clinch (Ampthill) 11/Nov/90 -
Hidden 25/Aug/90 Solo
goi.ashmore 24/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Tom V ??/1988 -
Billg 14/Sep/85 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 25
High 5b
Mid 5b
Low 5b
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
Votes cast 26
Votes cast 18
Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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