Stairs* S 4a
[David Booker on Stairs. Holyhead., 2 kb]37m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
The best route on Ramp D. Care is needed to avoid rope drag, or you can split the route. Start below the left-hand toe of the buttress and head up and right into the corner. Bridge up over the first roof. Traverse left to regain the arete. At the next overhang, scuttle back below it to the corner and step round the roof on the right (possible belay). Either finish direct as for Teenage Kicks, or head back left to the edge and over a square block to an airy groove. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
If extended, can be done in one

Photo: David Booker on Stairs. Holyhead. © allysingo
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 323 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

odari - 16/Aug/15

Matt led. I avoided the aręte on the left and stayed in the groove on the right so probably didn't do it properly. Nice climb though
tcrocker - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Ben Libby, Matt Box

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/15

Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Tom Crocker

Federico Sher - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15 with Doug Simon

Douglas - 2nd - 06/Aug/15 with Fed

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/15

BnB - 01/Aug/15

huw - Aug/15

jackc - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/15

Rob Wardle - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Karl Smith

Roger Cruse - 2nd rpt - 18/Jul/15 with Kris

Nice route, lots of rope drag, have to try hard on rope work if you want to take the final left hand groove to the top.
SAF - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 14/Jun/15

Hidden - 13/Jun/15

Lindh - 2nd - 13/Jun/15 with Tarquin Shipley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/15

carl_123 - 2nd - 13/Jun/15

alexm198 - 2nd O/S - 28/May/15 with Nick Lyons

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/15

Maywood96 - Lead - 26/May/15 with sean mercer

As one pitch with finish up Teenage Rebel
oscaig - Lead rpt - 24/May/15 with Clare Martin

static266 - Lead O/S - 22/May/15

BAdhoc - Lead - 09/May/15

with bags
jonnysims - 2nd O/S - 09/May/15 with Becky Inch

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/15

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/May/15

Tomt1er - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/15

Tom Smith lead. Climbed in approach shoes.
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 03/Apr/15 with Adam Collins, Tomasz Smith

Tomasz Smith - Lead - 03/Apr/15 with Adam Collins, Mark Stitson

acollins615 - Lead - 03/Apr/15 with Mark Stitson

Dazluke2000 - Lead β - 21/Mar/15 with Tommy OReilly

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15

m675bowsl - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Jen Lockett

rob_lee - Lead - 18/Oct/14 with Darren luke

Dazluke2000 - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Rob Lee

Very pleasant with some great situations for the grade.The top groove behind the boulder is particularly nice. Double ropes prevent rope drag.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/14 with Kelly Duffy

Street - 2nd - 01/Sep/14

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Derek Robinson

Mark Collins - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/14 with Derek Robinson

Jordan led first pitch I led second pitch.
jillb - AltLd - 25/Aug/14

Amber Chaloner - AltLd - 24/Aug/14 with James McMunn

jordan taylor - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/14

rushy11111918 - 2nd - 19/Aug/14 with Matt Smith

ms26g10 - Lead - 19/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14

rushy11111918 - 2nd - 17/Aug/14 with Charlie Lindsey

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/14

rushy11111918 - Lead - 13/Aug/14 with Morris Rodham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14

spenser - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/14 with Alex LMC, Andrew Rembrandt

Matadoors - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with jana

Jani_J - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Matt

origamib - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

JasonV - Lead - 13/Jul/14 with Mart

Hardcore Pat - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Dr Julie

r.greaves - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with tony minette

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14

slab_happy - 2nd - 25/Jun/14 with Anna

Lead P1.
leeds_belle - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Zylo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

trish1968 - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/14

Gavdee1 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Claire

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/14

SPA Assessment weekend. Lead clean on sight. massively impressive line – really fancied it! The roofs are not nearly as bad as they look from below – easy bridging to the side soon dispatches them. Despite careful use of long extenders throughout, still suffered horrendous rope drag doing this in a single pitch with a single rope. Better to split it.
Landy_Dom - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with James Watts Hafod

Patrick Clissold - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Tom Laws

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/14

Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 27/May/14 with Tom Murrell

Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Mike(Dad)

With students for RCI prep.
ashsleight - 2nd O/S - 13/May/14 with Student

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/14

jordan taylor - 2nd rpt - 02/May/14

First pitch, very nice climb. Good fun with lots off protection. Missed the unobvious thread for first belay point.
elskorupa - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Jordan Taylor

Rope drag was horrendous, and the wind made communication about this horrendous rope drag somewhat difficult.
peaterpan - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Sam Hartle

fizzychewitt - 2nd - 24/Nov/13 with Martin

BeckyS - Lead - 09/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/13

PYB weekend
AdamCB - AltLd - Sep/13

Dirty and not very good.
davidalcock - Lead - 31/Aug/13 with Philip Scorer

John Brayshaw - AltLd rpt - 25/Aug/13 with Erica

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13

Same - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13

Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Jez Hadall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13

davebrox - AltLd - 01/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/13

Malt_Loaf - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/13

Windy, sunny day. 2 pitches. 28 metres, 12 metres.
mikeyn48 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

Led 2nd pitch
erica - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/13

RCI Course
bazthomas - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/13

RCI CSE
Jules 210681 - Lead - 22/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

JenRoberts - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Dan

Led the first pitch and my dad the second pitch. Good fun and perfect weather
Lizzie S - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

S1LL - Lead - 12/Jun/13

Ross B - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13

Lucylou19 - 2nd - 28/May/13

danpyrs - Lead O/S - 28/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/13

scott mayled - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with A student

sheelba - Lead - 27/Apr/13

Craigyboy13 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13

spooksthehorse - Lead - 13/Apr/13

leefaldo - TR O/S - 09/Apr/13

SDW staff training
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13

herman0055 - Lead - 27/Mar/13 with Scotty mayled

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/13

Even pitches
mevanssmith - AltLd O/S - Mar/13

Hidden - Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/13

Mike Hood - 2nd - 09/Feb/13

Nice wee second pitch-care with ropes needed. Made hard work of following the corner crack on first pitch. Needed a breather.
Ann S - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Ches

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Jamie Everitt - 2013

in one pitch. Nice route, easy climbing but quite run out in places.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Carmen

Guided in 2 picthes and some blood-loss. Really nice
lithos - Lead - 24/Nov/12 with John G, oddtoast

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/12

oddtoast - 2nd - 24/Nov/12 with DinoGator, lithos

DinoGator - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/12 with Rob, Justine

2minty - 2nd - 04/Nov/12 with Michelle Aukland

karlc - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/12

Will Williams - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12

TrevorCruse - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/12 with Phil Hammond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12

AmandaJG - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/12

P2
lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Rich Jones

Lloyders - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Tom B

Emma Reynolds - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Ed Green, Ali Othen

Done as a single pitch.
ant2079 - Lead - 11/Jul/12 with Jason Hodge

Led pitch 2
Stephen Halliday - AltLd β - 24/Jun/12 with Neil Halliday

BeckyBrown1989 - Lead - 18/Jun/12

CashaJones - 2nd - 18/Jun/12

kristinawe - Lead - 18/Jun/12

James Thompson - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/12

Led top pitch
ayuplass - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Claire

Melanie Parkin - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with John T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12

emlynroberts - Lead - 07/Apr/12 with Paul Emmett

ojgrant - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12

alancash100 - Lead - 2012

fletch540 - Lead O/S - 2012

Interesting little overhang
Joe.Elliott1 - 2nd - 12/Oct/11

jvarmstrong - Lead - 24/Sep/11

John Kettle - Lead - 07/Sep/11

dpiddock - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Ian G, Tom Jones

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Dan

Dan's lead - he was going for Stairs Direct, but baffled by the crux move.
tsjx - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/11

yorkyrmcdo - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with woody

marc1967 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Lesley Payne

Microwired22 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with David Chester

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with Clare

Maken - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/11

BLodge - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

zukator - Solo - 29/Apr/11

Nice route - good lead Chloe!
Katex - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Chloe

Big Steve - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Karen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11

Matthew Scott-Chalmers - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/11 with Robert Evans

Microwired22 - 20/Feb/11

neal_haddadway - Lead O/S - 2011 with Hanna Nuutilla, Rob Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/10

nice although abit damp precluding smearing. Lead the top pitch.
kipman725 - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/10

Magsy - 2nd - 14/Oct/10

Stayed on the left edge at first overlap to add interest.
emlynroberts - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Will Steel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Owain Llewelyn - Solo - 09/Sep/10

rig - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Jane Ferguson

moelfras - Lead - 28/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/10 with chiz

DaveAllen - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Phil Moore

Did it in one pitch
mick1jones - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Claire Duffield, Carol Umarova

Pleasnt climbing, very straight foreward, not over protected though (beware if severe is your limit). Lovely runout on top section. maybe deserves 2 stars?
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Mark

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10

stevens744 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with andy stevens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10

Good Weather, Nice Climbing Conditions. 2nd on route.
Kirstyprice7 - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Scotty Essam, Will Brant

williamsd79 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

oliverharold - Lead - 23/Jul/10

Laura Hamlet - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/10 with mcneilljamie

John Kettle - Lead - 14/Jul/10

david morse - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with katie

Katy Nelson - AltLd - 11/Jul/10 with Mark Young, Dave Morse

gary.barr - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Ally Singleton

Siany - 2nd - 02/Jul/10 with Rob Shepherd

led 2nd pitch
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Philip

rpassantcoy - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10

teenage kicks finish- lovely route.
nikinko - Lead - 30/May/10 with Maggie

NewLeaf - 2nd - 29/May/10 with nikki

Lead in one pitch, going left of the block.
Richard Hill - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Zoe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/10

MariaT - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with David Walker

David Walker - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Maria

luce - 2nd O/S - 08/May/10 with Kevin Edwards

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/10

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 03/May/10 with Cath Sullivan

Hidden - AltLd - May/10

Nice gentle severe with a decent bit of exposure at the top. Could maybe be done in one pitch with long runners on the right hand side
PaulWatson - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/10 with Eilidh

Lead pitch 2, really easy climbing
Sam Marland - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Ieuan Peace

C Mclean - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Paige Pearce, Jade Victoria Phillips, Rachel Parker

loobeylou - 2nd - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/10

Lead P1, Sherlyn lead P2 but went right of the square block.
Richard Hill - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sheryln

RachelP - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with Jamie

jonnyridleylogan - Lead O/S - Apr/10

richi3d10 - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Munzy - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/10

amthalmann - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

CharlotteJelleyman - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Amanda Thalmann

Lead both pitches
DaveWarren - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Jamie

Renegade_Pony - Lead - 09/Sep/09 with Ewan Brown

treeminkies - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with carole

One pitch.
Microwired22 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

StevieG_7 - Lead β - 09/Aug/09 with Charl

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Shirly Bonner, Michael Clayton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/09

adam06 - Solo - 15/Jun/09

echoes - TR rpt - 25/May/09

Led first pitch
erica - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with John

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Erica

much easier 2nd time around
gilbert - 2nd - 22/May/09 with Ash Shelly

gilbert - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Rob Johnson

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Mike

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Mike Guttridge

This is nice
SGD - Lead - 11/Apr/09 with Vicky Holmes

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/09

Hjort - AltLd - 01/Mar/09 with Shovey Vye

Sardien - 01/Mar/09 with Emlyn W. Roberts

Also climbed with Si and Jooles Creer in 2006
emlynroberts - AltLd - 01/Mar/09 with Serinde VanWijk

Siobhan Vye - Mar/09 with Toby Vye

A little bit of zig zagging on the first pitch - good test of whether you are good with doubles! Second pitch was nicely exposed when moving around the left and side of the block at the top.
stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Finnegan Pope-Carter

Sally Lisle - 2009

Rob Evans - Lead O/S - 2009

Keith Jones - 2nd - 15/Dec/08 with ali, David

krusty23 - Lead - Oct/08 with Karl

CJE - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Caroline Shulver, Steve Smith

Done as 1 long pitch - bad idea - sooo much rope drag!
The Oracle - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Mark Abbott

stephenhart102 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Kate Wels

mike_hough_uk - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with chri55ie

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/08

Rampikino - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with Cat

Allan Young - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/08 with Stuart Peacock

chri55ie - 2nd - 26/Jul/08 with Mike Hough

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/08

In one pitch, just as pleasent as last time I was taken up it.
whiting.jp - 2nd - 19/Jul/08 with jamesca and paul

Lead in one pitch
paulerussell - Lead - 19/Jul/08 with jamesca and whiting.jp

garywong - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Kenny

robkbangor - AltLd rpt - 15/Jun/08 with Phil Cockerton

philcockerton - 15/Jun/08 with Rob Knowles

matt0759 - AltLd - 25/May/08 with wirralclimber1984

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

This is the closest route - we went up the wall on the left (about 4c) then pulled over onto the top and went up a short crack (5b?). We were looking for Cursing!
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/07 with Toby Kluth

Hidden - Solo - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/07

2 pitch, RLT trg
Thomas Healing - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/07

alwyn101 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Dafydd Jones

Keith Jones - Lead - 13/May/07 with David

Hjort - AltLd - 29/Apr/07 with Gareth_Thomas

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07

easy, but brilliant fun all the same.
Gareth_Thomas - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Ferrito

Carly - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with sophie

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with hilary theaker

sammoore - 2007

fran04 - Lead - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

hils theaker - 2nd - 2007

peter myers - AltLd - 2007 with Sophie Evitt

Jord64@msn.com - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Hannah Stock

jparry75 - AltLd - Jul/06 with emlyn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/06

whiting.jp - 2nd - 2006 with Guillamie

Keith Jones - 2nd - 18/Oct/05 with David

Ian Andrews - Lead O/S - 2005 with Fran Gowling

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Allan Young - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/04 with Megan Stanley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/04

Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Richie Newman

Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/03 with Ben Hardy

Howard J - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/03 with Dave Checkley

An unbalanced route. Pitch 1 is pushing 4b, while pitch 2 is about 2c, if that means anything.
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/02 with Debbie Wilkinson

Led P2.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/02 with MartinG, Tommo

robkbangor - 2000

Rock Fairy - Lead - 2000

nigehughes - Lead - May/81 with Ben Gunn

nigehughes - Lead - Apr/80 with John Clinton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
lotoad, Moonwolf, Katy Nelson, Ian Archer

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