Rockfax Description
A decent variation finish from halfway up the slab feels like a cop-out. Shuffle left to climb the shallow groove and short crack. © Rockfax

Ticklists: 14 In A Day, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Kirree 10/Nov 2nd O/S
with liebs
liebs 10/Nov Lead O/S
with Kirree
Ciderslider 28/Sep 2nd O/S


with charley
charley 28/Sep Lead O/S
with Mark
cragsman9000 03/Sep 2nd O/S
with Neil
Hidden 20/Aug Lead O/S
Chrismaccers ?/Aug Lead
Andrew Lodge 20/Jul 2nd O/S
with Pete
tillym 18/Jul 2nd
with Reuben
mad1693 24/Jun 2nd
with john gregory
Hidden 10/Jun Lead O/S
Mowglee 24/May 2nd rpt
with Antonio
Nick1812P 23/May Solo O/S
with speedy
wi11 20/May Solo O/S
BTphonehome 13/May 2nd O/S
with Matt
Matt_C9716 13/May Lead O/S
with Bram
spragglerocks 10/May Lead O/S
with Alex S, Ali
Hidden 04/May 2nd
NickJH 04/May Lead O/S
with M Reed
hervenuttall ?/May Solo O/S
with Matt W
Hidden 25/Apr 2nd O/S
RyanOsborne 19/Apr 2nd

Great lead by Mark, the start is harder than I remember (probably harder than 4c for those that can't reach their foot across onto the face), and it feels a little bit precarious all the way up.

with Mark, Elena
Hidden 19/Apr Lead O/S
amccann 09/Apr Solo O/S
Chrissy202 07/Mar 2nd RP
with Jack
Hidden ??/2015 -
Robs_Uren 25/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Caitlin
Caitlin 25/Dec/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
TRFrost 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with J. Hulbert
Wizzy 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Pero 02/Oct/14 Lead
Radical-G 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
alaster tonge 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
morganator 18/Aug/14 Solo O/S
papashango 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Elliot
mol 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Jesse
Palmer 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Alasdair88 06/Aug/14 Solo O/S
BRoe 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Will Lord, whitehouse_rhys
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hainsy 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with D Hainsworth
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd
LJC 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Little Ben
Matt Poole 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Thomas Heaton
DaveB61 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Greg Jennings
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead β
monkeyman79 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Dan Green, Dan Giblin
Petar Samkov 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Lukem6 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with louise k
Adam_42 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Nothing like as good as Hargreaves'.

with David Noor
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Matt1234 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
MartinPL 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/13 2nd
dsgarner 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jade Phillips, Dave Rosser
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
tomthecoolperson 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/13 2nd
popebenedictus 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jshields 16/Jun/13 Lead
the power 01/Jun/13 Lead
with deacon
nai 17/May/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 03/May/13 Lead O/S
Gumery 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Clint
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
louby 17/Feb/13 -

I started up but wimped out and sent Chris to fetch the gear :(

ashtond6 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
chris_B 17/Feb/13 -
Stuart Hurworth 28/Jan/13 TR RP

Excellent fun, balancy climbing, basically the same as Hargreaves Original but with a simpler, shorter and easier finish. Very cold & windy, fingers and toes numb after about a minute of climbing! Rock was good though with no ice or water. The start is harder than I remember!

JdotP 13/Jan/13 Lead β

I have seconded the normal version of Hargreave's original before....

with The Chosen One, The Boy Wunda
LesserTrochanter 13/Jan/13 2nd
Hidden 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
tjsx101 05/Jan/13 2nd
with Rob Middleton
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 23/Nov/12 Lead O/S

As good as the original.

with Deacon
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd
JonnySchofield 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Hal
John Brayshaw 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 19/Oct/12 2nd
with John
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
rich_hw 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tracey
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 22/Sep/12 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 14/Aug/12 Lead
mountaingoatgirl 14/Aug/12 Lead
with Nick Bean
Jonny M 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/12 TR O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/12 2nd dog
adam carless 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S

just finished before the rain hit, nice slab moves

with dpmuk
patsaunders ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 24/Jun/12 Solo O/S
ross brinson 25/May/12 Lead
with Hannah Watson
hannah watson 25/May/12 2nd
Jake Young 05/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
gavinpeach 18/Mar/12 2nd β

Have previously led Hargreaves.

David Shelmerdine 18/Mar/12 Lead

I initially started out with the intention of climbing Hargreeves Original, but ended up doing this one!!!

with Gavin Peach
jwpil ??/2012 -
Pete Nugent 01/Nov/11 2nd O/S
joermann 25/Oct/11 Lead
Falko 19/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Steve M
stev1e.wilso 16/Oct/11 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 16/Oct/11 Lead
tsjx 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/11 2nd
ian d f 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
cragtyke 26/Sep/11 2nd
with glenn
rocktigger 05/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Ben
migs493 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Karl Wooffindin 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Bryce Rigler
Hidden 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Gambit 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Barney
Dan Lane 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S

The more natural line up the slab, though not as good as Hargreaves' Original.

mark20 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
nick ferro 11/Jun/11 -
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with Ann-Marie
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead
max_chan 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Trevor Wilson
jacobjacob 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
JulesV 07/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/11 TR O/S
John Lewis 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Karl, Maureen
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
jade 21/Mar/11 2nd
with andy
Andy Peak 1 08/Jan/11 -

Gale force winds and 3C!

with Atila
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
jade ??/2011 2nd
with andy
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Ewan Russell 14/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Myself!
Liam Ingram 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
pabbage 02/Aug/10 -
jon_gill1 26/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with jigi
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
richcwanders 15/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/10 2nd O/S
mtempest 23/May/10 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 23/May/10 Lead

This was the first time leading on the Black Slab that I found the fun outweighed the tension. Am finally relishing those grit slopers.

Hidden 18/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
LakesWinter 24/Apr/10 2nd
with AD
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 08/Apr/10 -
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Solo
Chris Craggs 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Graham Parkes
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
Adam1973 04/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Hidden 23/Sep/09 Solo
frume 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Saff
Jon Dittman 22/Aug/09 2nd
b.hayley 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with alfredo
Alfredo 08/Aug/09 Lead
with Ben H
maybe_si 03/Aug/09 Solo O/S
D Berry 24/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Very good. The slopers don't stop till the short crack right at the top.

with Claire Berry
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Brown 09/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Henry
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
PaulWatson 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Like Hargreaves' the adjectival grade of this depends on the composition of your rack! Nice climbing on grippy slopers.

with Paul
Tanya Savage 13/Jun/09 2nd


Neil Pacey 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Solo
howlingbaboon 21/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
paul birch ?/Apr/09 -
SteveM 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Goose4 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
barni 31/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 19/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Sardien 17/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Toby Vye, Emlyn W. Roberts, Nigel Milner
tobydunford 16/Aug/08 2nd β
hailtryfan ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Costas
mr bounce 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
nrhardy 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Tim
Blisco 07/Jun/08 2nd
with Keith Ridgeway
petemeads 05/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead O/S
mikej 22/Apr/08 Lead
with Rick Naylor
flat eric 13/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Twisty 09/Feb/08 Lead rpt

Bold for first route

with Byron Buck
mic_b 22/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Rachel Somerville 01/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Robin Mitton
Adam1973 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with philnorv
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Twisty 08/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Graeme Hammond
Hedley 25/May/07 Lead O/S
timharrison 24/May/07 2nd O/S
Rampikino 28/Apr/07 Lead
with Cat
Chris the Tall 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S

This is probably the way I did Black Slab orginally - does have a couple of hard moves

drysori ??/2007 -
Another James 03/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Kirsten S
crossdressingrodney 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Solo
Hidden 23/Sep/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Roget ??/1992 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/90 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 11/Sep/88 Lead
with Sally (Aston), Helen Jones
bullybones ??/1984 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/83 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Oct/75 Lead
rogerskews ??/1972 -
mikej 26/Dec/69 Solo
with Dave Williams, Ted Markham
mikej 10/Sep/67 Lead
with Steve Radford, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 01/May/66 Lead
with Mike Byles
mikej 24/Oct/65 Lead
with Howard Furguson
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