Rockfax Description
Start up the left arete then move right to the centre of the wall. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ClimbOut Stanage 365.

Hidden 03/Oct Solo O/S
B.Chater 03/Oct 2nd O/S
with Sam Boughton
paulerussell 20/Sep Lead O/S
with Jason
Chris Ellis 13/Sep Lead
with Rachel Ellis, Helen Odwell, Steve Wade
Hidden 13/Sep Lead
Hidden 02/Sep TR
migs493 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Jim Borrington
TonyF 05/Jul Lead
with Judith
Ropeboy 05/Jul Solo
LakesWinter 03/Jul Solo
with No one
mr_drains 30/Jun Lead O/S
with The Defecator
BarrySW19 27/Jun 2nd O/S 17/May Lead
with Tish
Hidden 17/May 2nd
Poly pocket ?/May Lead
with judith
simon kimber 22/Apr Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 07/Apr Solo O/S
Retro Rowan 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
ThomasDunn 31/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd
ray.allwood 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
peterhubbard 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Conrad
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
williap 27/Sep/14 Solo
RiPomc 07/Sep/14 Lead

Wandered all over the place. Don't see the direct line as climbable at VDiff

with Julie Cooke
JCookie 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Richard Plater
Clee 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Andy, Matt
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
GregBristol 23/Jul/14 Lead

Strayed on to the left arete, but how could you not with a slab four feet wide?

shumidrives 23/Jul/14 2nd
BTphonehome 18/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Tom Last 26/Jun/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 26/May/14 Solo O/S
Alex Hallam 19/May/14 Solo O/S
cragsman9000 12/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 12/Apr/14 Solo O/S
tedswag 30/Mar/14 2nd β
jogh 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Flic
Nick1812P 10/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd
adi bryant 19/Jan/14 Solo
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 09/Nov/13 2nd
erica 06/Oct/13 2nd
with Chris
chris skipton 06/Oct/13 Lead
with erica
bobstones 28/Sep/13 Solo O/S
David_Gledson 18/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with Tom
ColinD 07/Jul/13 Solo
Prof. Outdoors 05/Jun/13 Lead

Going direct up the slab is definitely not VD.

with Lorna
PieMan 19/May/13 Lead
with Adi
Bry 24/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Tamati 02/Mar/13 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
Nix33 ??/2013 -
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Matt1234 03/Nov/12 Lead O/S
nameless_rob 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Tried the Rockfax line & failed - left arete much more like an uninteresting VD

with Johanna
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/12 -
Louise Hall 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Paul Hazel
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 30/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Steve Parkin
Benn A 21/Sep/12 Solo O/S
James Oakes 09/Sep/12 Solo
with Keith Poskitt, Trish Darling, Mark Wilson, phleppy
phleppy 09/Sep/12 Solo
simeclimb68 20/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Nick_Merriman 21/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
spitfirerick 25/Mar/12 2nd
Gerry_Doncaster 25/Mar/12 Lead

Rockfax describes the route as being up the middle of the slab, but that's more E1 than V Diff. I tried it that way and soon found myself on two smears with one finger in a shallow pocket, thinking there was no way this was V Diff. So I went left and followed the wear up the edge of the slab which made for a route that was much more in keeping with the grade.

deacondeacon 14/Mar/12 Solo
Derek Furze 02/Nov/11 Solo
bobtheclimber 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/11 Solo
buxtoncoffeelover 17/Oct/11 Solo
alaster tonge 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Will Boxal
Paul Hy 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ian
A Crook 28/Aug/11 Solo
ImogenJones 21/Aug/11 2nd
bullybones 09/Aug/11 Solo
Roget ?/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Stephen_L 30/Jul/11 Solo O/S
nikinko 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with nst group
Hidden 25/May/11 Solo RP
Hidden 13/May/11 Lead O/S
Sleeping Cat 13/May/11 2nd
with Andy
Ron 03/May/11 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ollylegg 20/Apr/11 Lead
electriclinz 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Robert
dylon4 10/Apr/11 2nd
Sam Simpson 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Gustav 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Laura
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 19/Mar/11 Lead

Where is the gear?

with Ellie Porter, Stephan Tietz
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Solo O/S
JonF ?/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Dave Wearing 16/Oct/10 AltLd
with Chrissy.
Ben ski 16/Oct/10 Lead
with Ken
chrissy 16/Oct/10 Lead
with Dave Wearing
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
SteveM 02/Oct/10 Solo
with Kat
AMJ098 ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
gr1g10 ?/Oct/10 Lead
thecurlyone 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Martin Wilson
Tom Redmond 06/Aug/10 Lead O/S

bit damp

with fred sugden
Matthew Robinson ?/Aug/10 Solo
nick ferro 22/May/10 -
Dave Foster 22/May/10 Solo
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo
catblack 09/May/10 Solo
Andrew Barker 09/May/10 Solo O/S
with Tom Lyons, Cat Black
Graeme Hammond 27/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/10 Lead
Karlos 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Geoff T
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
jaxxman 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Solo
erica 29/Aug/09 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Erica
jasonpm 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Nick
mick1jones 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Sam led

Mattyk 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Sleeping Cat 27/Jun/09 Lead
with Andy
Jimbo C 21/Jun/09 Solo O/S

The line in Rockfax Eastern Grit would be hard, the left arete and wall above felt more like VDiff

D Berry 13/Jun/09 Solo O/S
D4VID 24/May/09 Lead O/S
chili-d 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Poz
Hidden 24/Apr/09 Solo O/S
petemeads 23/Apr/09 Solo
LakesWinter 12/Apr/09 Solo
with gustav
Gustav 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Matt G
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Em White 05/Apr/09 2nd
with James
markburgin83 04/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Alfredo 04/Apr/09 Solo
popebenedictus 14/Mar/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Mark Collins 21/Feb/09 Solo O/S
with Neil Henson
Hidden ??/2009 -
jimjimmyjimjim 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Adam1973 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
swoosh 16/Jun/08 Lead
with Kat Watson
danleyden 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Peter Skan
lithos 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
dfbpdave 10/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/08 Solo dnf
Hidden 03/May/08 TR O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 TR O/S
monkeyjumper ?/May/08 Lead
tanssop 19/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Julie
robotninja 23/Feb/08 2nd
with Ian Atkins
chadrads 23/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with mills85
taz_116 23/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Gary Preece
2RoyalAnglian 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with mills85
gareth_hull ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Steve Robinson
adam carless 11/Aug/07 Solo O/S

Following the Rockfax line makes it a blinkered E1 5c, following partially the description and partially the rock "line" makes it more like VD, but a pointless and escapable route

Jonny M 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Michael
practicalcat ?/Aug/07 2nd
with TLM
rig 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S 28/Jul/07 2nd
with Richard G
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd
natzim 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Andy Fairgreive
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
andi_e 15/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Mutl3y 10/Jun/06 2nd
with Clog
Clog 10/Jun/06 Lead
with Mutl3y
mikej 02/Jun/06 Solo
with Rick Naylor
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 29/May/05 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 24/Apr/04 2nd
DerwentDiluted 09/May/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 -
babymoac 26/Aug/01 -
crater 12/Jun/00 Solo
with jess
Hidden ??/2000 -
andrewbooth1000 25/Jul/98 Solo
Iain Thow 30/Apr/94 Solo
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
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