Rockfax Description
Start as for Gargoyle Buttress but climb the right-hand side of the upper slab precariously on poor holds and with scant gear. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage E1 Challenge (1989 Guide), Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day.

JamieSparkes 25/Mar 2nd rpt

seconded up this after Ally did Gargoyle buttress as I'd done that one recently.

buxtoncoffeelover 20/Oct/15 TR

Rich lead Gargoyle Buttress, Tom seconded, so I got on Dry Rot with a rope from above. No falls, never desperate, but falling from halfway on a lead would be disastrous. Quite dirty rock with lots of flaky lichen & 'bits'. Not on my 'must return to' list

Dankirk2015 20/Aug/15 Solo RP
Dawlish 03/Aug/15 TR
with neil
cragtyke 07/May/15 2nd
with Mark W
Mark Warnett ?/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/15 TR
mike8331 18/Mar/15 Lead

hard for the grade !!

Hidden 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 06/Dec/14 2nd O/S
with dunnyg
dr_botnik 30/Sep/14 TR rpt
spenser 23/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Definitely worth 2 stars, nice technical moves but gear to protect the upper section would be very hard to place for the short. Definitely going to be a while before I lead this!

with Lee
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 01/Sep/14 -
dannyboy83 27/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Lena, Ben Ochner, Shane Donnelly
Hidden 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd
Graeme Hammond 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S
fjg123 ?/Mar/14 -
Andy Peak 1 16/Feb/14 Lead

nice wish id had the conference to just push on at the top!

with phill ukc
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Matthew Ferrier 23/Nov/13 Lead

Went the wrong way. Broke a hold. Annoying. 2nd go.

with Micki
friendzone1234 ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
dr_botnik 18/Feb/13 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 18/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Managed to put a bit of gear in on the left hand side of the slab and not sure if it's in, although felt every bit E2.

Joughton 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
adam carless 28/Jun/12 TR O/S

only just clean, but then I did completely fluff how to start the arete and ended up in the middle of nowhere on evil slopers.

with Arctic Jen
Hidden 02/May/12 Lead
mksmith35 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Kirby
Ram MkiV 30/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
jacktomlinson ??/2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Skell 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Jules
MD 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Roger lead Gargoyle Buttress so I followed up dry rot. I felt secure on the route so should come back and lead.

JamieSparkes 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 08/May/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
PaulMJClark 08/May/11 TR O/S
joemallia 22/Apr/11 2nd dog

After Hoosh led Gargoyle Buttress and Fidel went next and stripped the gear. Misread the move onto the slab taking it too early.

with Hooshang Amiri, Fidel Sciamanna
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 15/Oct/10 Lead O/S
beckywecky 15/Oct/10 2nd dog


beeson_paul 16/Mar/10 2nd
beeson_paul 16/Mar/10 Lead
jon clayton 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Beeson
jon clayton 10/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Paul Beeson
Hidden ?/Jan/09 -
nadeem ?/Jan/09 2nd β
with Tom Foote
Mr Powly 06/Jun/08 Lead
tom.e 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
mic_b 16/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/07 -
Hidden 26/Apr/07 2nd rpt
Mutl3y 26/Apr/07 Lead
with TonyM
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead O/S
steveb2006 01/May/04 2nd

Roland leads but escapes into groove on right (Physiology VD). Seconding, follow original line as he has placed no gear

with Roland Smith
steveb2006 15/Aug/01 Lead
with Roland Smith
Hidden 25/May/01 2nd
Martin Bennett 23/Sep/00 -
with MT, MD
Jon Rabey 18/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 08/Aug/99 2nd
Chris the Tall ?/May/99 TR

Had fallen off trying to lead - route is a sandbag

Hidden 04/Apr/99 Lead
Hidden 01/May/97 Lead
steveb2006 25/Jan/97 Lead
with Neville Contractor
neilh 12/May/96 Lead
with Neil Smith
Rich Kirby ??/1996 -
Hidden 29/Oct/95 2nd
John Southworth 16/Jul/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
Roget 25/Jun/91 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 -
Hidden 03/Sep/90 Lead
NickJH ?/Jul/90 2nd
with I Smith, D Townsend
steveb2006 08/Apr/90 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
Hidden 09/Jun/89 Lead
Stoney Boy 02/Oct/88 2nd O/S
with Colin Hughes
Rob Davies 10/Jul/88 2nd
phardman 07/May/88 Lead
with John Lloyd
Tom V 28/Jul/86 2nd
with Howie Darwin
Hidden 26/Apr/86 Lead
Dave Musgrove 27/Oct/85 -
KRB 12/Mar/85 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
mike bridges 12/Mar/85 2nd O/S
nigehughes ?/Aug/84 Lead
with Vince Elias
Canyak ??/1973 -
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