Delicatessen*** VS 4c
[A couple of old Stagers at Simonsde , 2 kb]A nicely varied classic. Cross the slab rightwards just above the overhangs (delicate) then climb up to the fine crack which gives a fittingly fine finish. A Direct Start is possible from the grass slope below Chockstone Crack via a groove and short traverse, at HS 4b. Photo on page 295. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic County, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs.

Photo: A couple of old Stagers at Simonsde © JDal
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This climb is in 125 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Dervey - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Rich

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

peterhubbard - 2nd - 13/Aug/14 with Conrad

kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Cat Kelham

cpforbes - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Graham Harris

dakidunn - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with Gabe Oliver

Sciguy - TR dog - 18/May/14

philm_uk - TR O/S - 18/May/14

Klingon - Lead - 17/May/14 with Andy, Nimble, Capt Kirk

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Lizzie

blackreaver - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Mike L

MikeLell - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Dan Pocock

Climbster - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Julia

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Aug/13

SianR - Lead - 07/Aug/13 with Emma & Mike

MikeLell - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Sian

doubt the cam in the flake would protect. VS 4b?
duzinga - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Jie

morsy - Lead - 02/Jun/13 with peter berwick

Pete23 - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Stephen Mors

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 27/May/13

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Sarah

sarahsuth - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Oliver Houston

jonny taylor - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Steve, Paul

Klingon - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Johnny, Capt Kirk

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Anders Convery

Piotr led
Adrianw - 2nd - 12/Aug/12 with Victoria Shelmerdine, Piotr Bamberski

malteserEd - Lead - 12/Aug/12

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/12 with Sarah Laing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/12

samoliver01 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Drew Brown

Drew(yes im magic) - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with Sam Oliver

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jan/12

arrang - Lead - 2012

cballard - 2012

David Bulley - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Andy Chisholm

jonny taylor - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Andy B

ablackett - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

A good climb. A bold first section on the slab, as no gear until high on route. Easy climbing, but quite chossy for zero gear when high above ground. Bomber gear on upper section though and some nice moves to fimish up crack.
carlh - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

RuthC - 2nd - 17/Aug/10 with Matt Maynard

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with Ruth Colston

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

gbone - 2nd β - 08/Aug/10 with wmcoombs

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Anna

odox - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Sam Webb

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/10

jonny taylor - 2nd - 20/May/10 with Alasdair

Did top half of this route but bottom half of Golden days (stupid James went the wrong way!) Good route
Jurga - 2nd O/S - May/10 with James

Did bottom half of golden days then top half of delicatessen
smollett - Lead O/S - May/10 with jurga

Peter Holder - Lead - 04/Mar/10 with Daz Graham, Nick Valente

Matt Poole - Lead O/S - 2010 with Paulina Pilarska

Phill_ Thompson - Lead - 2010

stukent - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/09 with Duncan Carr

j0shwyatt000 - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/09

oliwarlow - Lead - 26/Sep/09 with Jo

stukent - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/09 with Josh Wyatt

jimstanton - Lead - Sep/09

duncman - Lead - Sep/09

stukent - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/09 with Jim Stanton

The slab can be protected with a cam in the flake (and a well secured belayer) if you're not particularly short.
barney800 - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Andy Harrison

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with dumc

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Trace

AndrewShanks - 2nd β - 02/Aug/09 with John MacDonald

stukent - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Ian Birtwistle

Trevera - Lead - 02/Jul/09 with Eva Diran

oliwarlow - 2nd - 27/May/09 with Polly

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/09

The 4c slab is unprotected. Don't kid yourself; a fall off here will hurt. Therefore HVS. No debate needed.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Claire Newlands

Best climb of the day!
ClaireNewlands - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with Ian Jones

Mrs Weasel - Lead - 25/Apr/09 with JiveWeasel Flexibility Boy

Delightful as always. Very aptly named.
JiveWeasel - 2nd - 25/Apr/09 with Flexibility Boy, Mrs Weasel

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Fiona Mellor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09

JdotP - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Guy Bromley, Lucasz Gorowiec

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Sam , iceicebaby

iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Sam Wood

steviewindsurf - 2009

Tis easy 4c though. VS. Debate finished.
tubby two - Lead O/S - 2009

KragKing - Lead - 2009

j0shwyatt000 - Lead O/S - 2009

ewan i - Lead - 2009

done the proper way - starting across the slab. A fun climb, not too hard, but rather exposed until at the base of the crack - especially on a windy day.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with practicalcat and Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08

Gandy - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Lindsay Sutherland - TR rpt - 28/Jun/08 with Chris

Daniel Sutherland - 2nd dog - 28/Jun/08 with Chris

jonny taylor - 2nd - 21/May/08 with Jen

alberttcone - 2nd O/S - 21/May/08 with Jonny T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/08

Christopher Williamson - 11/May/08 with Matt Sleightholme

Christopher Williamson - 11/May/08 with Matt Sleightholme

Christopher Williamson - 11/May/08

odox - 2008

tomcorley55 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Mark Duggan

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/07

Spangle12 - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/07 with Tony, Rolfy

phil smith - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Scott

Russell Lovett - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/07 with darren lovett

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Woodiee - 2nd O/S - Feb/07 with Jim Stanton

A lovely climb, easy on the grade, especially if you can reach the bottom of the flake to put a cam in.
Sam Judson - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Caroline Judson

chris2451 - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with David Brigham

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Chris Thain

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

One of the finest climbs I have ever done (to date)
Jungle_153 - 2nd O/S - 09/May/06

David Bulley - TR dog - 2006

David Bulley - TR dog - 2006

GPN - 2nd - Aug/04 with Jamie Moss

loveley route
lithos - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/03 with Andy Birtwistle

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 01/Sep/01 with Jenny Kerr

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/99

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 13/May/98 with JB

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/98

JiveWeasel - Lead - May/95

JiveWeasel - Lead - Jun/94

malc - Lead - 21/Mar/93

Roget - Lead O/S - Aug/89 with chris jones, jim

Hidden - 1980

2nd: Malcolm
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1980

Neil R - Lead - 1977 with David M

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1971 with Geoff Leach

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/65

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