Excellent, varied and with great positions - VS 4cChris Craggs - 2nd - 30/Jul/14 with Graham Parkes
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14
g1m147 - Lead - 27/Jul/14 with SCrossley
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/14
Very little for the feet on the traverse. A couple of tricky moves on the arete. Nice quality.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 13/Jul/14 with Mike Tempest
reima - 2nd - 07/Jul/14 with Niamh
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 03/May/14
alaster tonge - Lead dog - 18/Apr/14 with Assad Lahlou
Brown - Solo - 09/Mar/14 with Lily
vanderz - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Graham Plant
the power - 2nd - 07/Nov/13 with rob
More like HVS at other crags. Was thinking of escaping off at top then Leo Holding popped his head over, decided I couldn't fluff a VS in front of him and pulled through to top.
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Phil Taylor
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/13
Nails for the grade.
Jackwd - Lead dog - 30/Sep/13 with Rob Smith, Scott
David Kay - 2nd - 14/Sep/13 with Moritz Lesserman
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/13
Pretty cool traverse onto the arete.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Cameron McLoughlin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/13
Fell off the traverse so ended up swinging onto Archangel and following the arete to the top!
sheelba - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/13
MAde me jiber on solo took me a while for adrenalin to subside before finishing:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Solo - 02/Mar/13
followed after it wimped out of travers
LukeP LCC - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with steve kirman
rustaldo - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/12
Tim Rodgers - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Mark Anstiss
rd20 - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Hilary CC
Found this really hard!
Laurence Cowton - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/12 with Vince
SteWatkins - Sep/12
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with julia
Julia Chatterton - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Hayden
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12
traverse felt quiet hard
JanBella - TR dog - 25/Jul/12 with matt
psychomansam - Lead - 19/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/12
Fine lead, Nik! Felt a lot harder - and bolder! - than Fina (HVS 5b)
JohnHutch - 2nd - 11/Jun/12 with Nik H
buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 11/Jun/12
What a gem of a route, just need to grow a pair for the direct start now!
slacky - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Ben
Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Sarah
Bottled at the top due to a distinct lack of any substantial gear and still being gripped from a near fall from the arete after standing on my rope. Finished onto Goliath's Groove. This is a great route, ***?, and ridiculously under graded at VS 4b. Definitely HVS 4c
Steve Perry - Lead - 12/May/12 with Katie Long
Katie Long - 2nd - 12/May/12 with Steve Perry
great climbing, think VS 4c though.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with john Bramwell
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12
Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Mar/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Nov/11
Roget - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with robin, jim
rich_hw - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/11 with MartinWilliams87
4b my a*se. Good fun though.
Batt - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with James Hoyes
Hoyes - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Rachel B
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with allyrocke, Liam Ingram
Maybe HVS 4c. Hand traverse harder than Ellis's Eliminate.
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Jamie Sparkes
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with JP
airy hand traverse!
thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/11
kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Ian, Steve Woolass
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 10/May/11 with John Bramwell
David Smith - 2011
mwatson - 2011
Hidden - 13/Oct/10
kevp - Lead - 12/Oct/10
lovely route. Don't hang around on the traverse.
pastep - Lead - 26/Sep/10 with Tibor
max_chan - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Steve Carty
pretty gripping, thought the traverse was going to be the crux but found the arete above to be tough.
gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Jimbo C
Took the opportunity to go direct up the wall at the top. Goes at about 5a and is worth doing
Jimbo C - 2nd - 11/Aug/10 with Gethin
Feels run out between the good break on the arete to the ledge - a fall from just below the ledge would hurt.
Tadams - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Tony Topping, Giles Walton
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10
most underated route on stanage ?
colin milton - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with little vic
laughable grading - climb this and Topsail at Birchen and tell me they're the same grade. More like HVS 4c.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Claire's mate Chris
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10
tdan0504 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Bat Casale
Tough for VS
jadm2 - 2nd dog - 21/May/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/May/10
jubolo - 2nd - 16/Apr/10 with JIm
Needed tension to complete the traverse at the third time of asking. Was then too ridiculousy gripped to enjoy the arete which puts you in a great position with lovely moves.
D Berry - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/10 with jimmynomatesvsmarines
gazfellows - Lead - 13/Mar/10
basvdploeg - 2010
RossG - 2010
Hidden - Dec/09
dave657 - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/09
This one's a beauty. Once I got the nerve up to do the traverse all was good. I found this route to be quite bold but the holds are there when you need them.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with James Hoyes
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09
This is a superb climb - how its been left out of some guidebooks, I don't understand. Superb poisitions, continuously interesting moves on faultless rock - what more do you want? However, VS 4b is definitely a bit on the low side; I'd say its a solid VS4c, and not low in the grade at that. More to the point, its a better route than many 2 star routes. Do it before it gets polished - at the moment, its hardly 'worn' at all.
djones66 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Jones
Piers Harley - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with Paul Winder
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Graham
Tom_Harding - 2nd O/S - May/09 with Mat
Felt hard for VS, especially in the gale force winds! Climbed up the (clean) part of the groove, placed some gear round the corner. Moved around and sat on one foot on the arete, placed some more gear at full reach, retreated back, went back, couldnt quite reach it to clip, moved back, went round, clipped the gear, and kept on moving. There was a bit of a break lower down which was useful, then its just a case of swinging along with practically no footholds until the pocket for your right foot. Reach the arete and there is some lovely jams in the break and a nice ledge round the right. Took a moment and went up the juggy arete, almost barn-doored off. Got up to the overhang, and suddenly it got REALLY windy, could barely move. When the wind dropped, I almost went up and left over the roof but again got pummeled by the wind, couldn't get any more gear in so decided it wasn't worth it and retreated round right to finish easily. Appereantly I don't own this route...
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Tom Dixon, Michael, Becca
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Murray
Peetzy - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/08
Shauna - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Duz
Griper, took me 40 mins to do, enjoyed every one of them!
laurencehicks - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with kev
Felt quite tough for the grade to me - haqrdish VS 4c,not 4b. And really good too. A better and harder vrsion of Ellis' Eliminate, no idea why its so overlooked - presumably because it starts from Helfensteins!
Si dH - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Mark
PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Pat Holborn
tjmillen - Lead O/S - 2008
Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Nov/07
Gman - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Eamon
Stig - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/04 with Charlie Reade-Jahn
nigehughes - Lead - Jul/82 with Phil James