Rockfax Description
Climb diagonally right all the way out to the arete and finish up this in a fine position. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Robin Nichols 25/Oct 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 25/Oct Lead O/S
with robin
Ian Hylands 27/Aug Lead O/S

Quite nice. One tricky step up over space, but protected.

with Helen
keitht 12/Jul 2nd
with Dewi Turton
dewiturton 12/Jul Lead
with keitht
ColdAndWet 30/May Lead
with Joe Farnell
Hidden 23/May Lead O/S
greenclimb 23/May 2nd
with Sarah
soph 25/Apr Solo O/S
with Tony Stone
cem 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
eldre070 05/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Backed off getting out of the break. Will go back but it still felt all there at VS 4c.

with Cem
djones66 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Good fun and loads of friction. Takes a quite exciting line, but faith in the VS-grade is rewarded by sequences of good holds.

with Stve mc D
dannyboy83 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
john max 31/May/14 Lead
john_ni 31/May/14 2nd
JasonK 15/May/14 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
john_ni 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with David Brown (PCC)
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
pog100 21/Oct/12 2nd
Reaver2k 21/Oct/12 Lead
jshields 05/Aug/12 Lead
davewsargent 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett 05/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/12 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 25/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead
mountaingoatgirl 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S

A prickly adventure, well worth it so please do not cut down or excessively garden this beautiful holly tree that adds to the authenticity and excitement of this rather secluded climb. If you don't want to get pricked don't climb it.

with Nick Bean
mark20 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Hidden gem

LakesWinter 09/Aug/11 2nd
with Mark R
Fat Tim 02/May/11 Lead O/S
brynmays 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
kyebrooks 21/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Rob84 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

A giveaway at VS 4b - really well protected and only one tricky move with good gear at your waist

with Chris Ashton
Hidden ??/2011 -
jaimer 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Phil, Dave Hall
max_chan 01/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Steve Carty
Hidden 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
bridget143 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Duncan Frisch
Hidden 19/Aug/09 2nd
PenJD 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
bullwinkle 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Bruce
Jim Slater 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S

The crux is getting to the slanting crack without getting eaten by the holly. Excellent climbing once you get there.

with Simon
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
mikej 26/Aug/08 2nd
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
alek 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Stig 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd
cem 10/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Si dH 30/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Solo
Simon Caldwell 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S

The holly could do with a good pruning, you now have to go further up the grotty chimney than you used to (if old guidebook editions are to be believed). Super route, VS 4b probably about right in hindsight, though it felt much harder at the time!

with Carmen
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 21/Oct/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/May/04 Lead
Blod 11/Oct/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Andy Say 07/Mar/88 Solo
Tom V 25/Apr/85 Lead
with Howie Darwin
babymoac 22/Apr/84 2nd
Nigel Bond 07/Sep/80 Lead
with Pete
Hidden 18/Jun/77 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/77 Lead O/S
rogerskews ??/1975 -
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