Second Staircase* D
[bowden in a gale, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
12m. The slabby ramp and steeper juggy finish is a worthwhile beginners' climb. © ROCKFAX

Photo: bowden in a gale © phillcardiac
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 390 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

westleas - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/15

beagle-ears - Lead - 09/Aug/15 with potnoodle13

potnoodle13 - 2nd - 09/Aug/15 with beagle-ears

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/15 with Beardless Martin, Lynn R

fifth - Solo - 23/Jun/15 with Polly

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/15

EBailey - Solo - 07/Jun/15

jev - Solo rpt - 30/May/15

genghis76 - 29/May/15 with leonide

Hjbvet - 2nd - May/15 with Euan Moir

beagle-ears - 2nd - 18/Apr/15 with potnoodle13

potnoodle13 - Lead - 18/Apr/15 with beagle-ears

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/15 with Lena

apotts - Solo - 06/Apr/15

leerodgers84 - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/15

ben.phillips - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/15

RobSimpson - Lead - 01/Mar/15

petegunn - Solo - 25/Jan/15 with Davina

potnoodle13 - Lead O/S - 04/Jan/15 with beagle-ears

beagle-ears - 2nd - 04/Jan/15 with potnoodle13

Hidden - Solo dnf - 15/Nov/14

tobydunford - Solo - 30/Oct/14 with Kirsty Kerr

RedFive - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/14 with Chris Huntington

Chris Huntington - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/14 with DefenderKen

rodge - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/14

Led 2x family members this climb for SPA
RossCallender - Lead - 10/Oct/14

Russell Lovett - Solo - 05/Oct/14 with Daisy the dog, Molly the dog and Maggie the dog.

Danielle Arnott - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Freshers

Russell Lovett - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/14 with Daisy the dog, Molly the dog and Maggie the dog.

D.Russell - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Adam

riff156 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Jo Smith

mjeffery - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/14

RossCallender - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

RankAmateur - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Martin Honey, Bec Jones

Bastard to get out of top of crack
Martin Honey - 2nd - Aug/14 with Bec, Sam

freemanTom - Solo - 12/Jul/14

ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Susan Pinkney, Ana Piris, Teresa Torrents

jev - Solo rpt - 29/Jun/14

andrew sandercock - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/14

Al Aston - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14

GAshby - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/May/14

ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 05/May/14 with Agnieszka

Agnieszka - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Glen

Jen's first lead!
holly138 - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Jen

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 06/Apr/14

ClimbingGlen - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/14 with Susan Pinkney, Teresa Torrents

MagentaSue - 05/Apr/14 with Teresa Torrents, Glen Dickson

malinkvist - Lead - 22/Mar/14

Klingon - Solo - 01/Mar/14

mike25350 - 2nd dnf - 2014 with Jayson Keable

Madden - Solo - 2014

Leck - 2014

Klingon - Solo - 06/Dec/13

Klingon - Solo - 01/Dec/13

lostspaceboy - Lead - Dec/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Dec/13

Klingon - Solo - 06/Nov/13

Klingon - Solo - 29/Oct/13

first lead!
Lornajkelly - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Gavin Thomson

Klingon - Solo - 08/Oct/13

First lead climb!
oli2wd - Lead - 05/Oct/13

alexm198 - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Olivia Neal

Russell Lovett - Solo rpt - 29/Sep/13 with Daisy the dog, Molly the dog and Maggie the dog.

Klingon - Solo - 28/Sep/13

Klingon - Solo - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/13

MarshF - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/13 with solo

Klingon - Solo - 14/Sep/13

Turkey Stephenson - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

Klingon - Solo - 22/Aug/13

Klingon - Solo - 16/Aug/13

Klingon - Solo - 13/Aug/13

Stamford Raffles - Lead - 10/Aug/13 with Zoe, Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13

Klingon - Solo - 31/Jul/13

TizzyA - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Mike W, Jude

Simnel - Lead - 21/Jul/13 with Hannah L

jonnysims - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with Brian Pasco

Dav va - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Klingon - Solo - 11/Jul/13

The Big Sender - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/13

Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Tom e

welchy29 - Jul/13

Jester79 - 30/Jun/13

Klingon - Solo - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/13

Aaron.robson94 - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/13

kennyne9 - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Gillian Newman

alexmcmillan - Solo O/S - 27/May/13 with Max Scherer

Typical Bowden bold moves at top to finish!
ClimbingGlen - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Teresa Torrents, David Gillen

Simnel - 2nd - 05/May/13 with katyhope, Ian

IanHope - 2nd rpt - 05/May/13 with KatyHope

katyhope - Lead rpt - 05/May/13 with John L

mwicks1968 - Lead - 05/May/13

Matt Dolan - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Simon K

kyaizawa - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/13

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

Andy DB - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Luke G

TheNorthDwarf - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13

Nervy off balance crux for a dif
sparra - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Mark B

Fucking minging lead. Pisswet and green.
Stamford Raffles - Lead - 15/Mar/13

08nbrierley - Solo rpt - 05/Mar/13 with Richard Fletcher

Hidden - Solo - 02/Mar/13

Jordangask - TR - 23/Feb/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/13

Palindrome - Lead O/S - Feb/13

robahalliday - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jan/13

Marq - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/13 with Vicky Lisle

Very easy route , also a good route for beginners to start. Fishhed with a splits bridge move to get past the over-hung slab.
craig cameron - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/13 with Nicole Wallace

top move was a little tricky
Vicky L - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/13 with Marq

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

Snorfalorpagus - Lead O/S - 2013 with Chris Wallace

Klingon - Solo - 10/Nov/12

jonnysims - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Stephen Watts, Brian Pasco

Tom Dent - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/12

Richard Fletcher - Solo rpt - 22/Oct/12

just did it for the crack was all ready set -up up and down in seconds
Aaron.robson94 - TR rpt - 19/Oct/12

adams0498 - 18/Oct/12

Richard Fletcher - Solo rpt - 09/Oct/12

Richard Fletcher - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12

jev - Solo rpt - 07/Oct/12 with HWUMC

echo290 - 2nd - Oct/12

First climb with Luumc
KatherineWard93 - 2nd - Oct/12

Sam Mercer - Lead O/S - Oct/12 with richard fletcher

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12

catrin289 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Adi Baer, Anna Jennings

Richard Fletcher - Solo rpt - 15/Sep/12

Richard Fletcher - Solo rpt - 05/Sep/12

kennyne9 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Gillian Newman

Hidden - Solo - 23/Aug/12

A nostalgic solo up what was my first trad lead - nice to find it now seems ridiculously easy!
catjm - Solo rpt - 20/Aug/12

Wee overhang at the top.
mike_tamanawis - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Andreas B

Scrabble - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12

Gazlynn - 15/Jul/12

watson.b - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12 with rich

Richard Fletcher - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Ben Watson

tristan_kobayashi - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12

benchwarmer - Solo - 04/Jun/12

rifrafhughes - 2nd O/S - Jun/12

keith hal - 2nd - 28/May/12 with Iain Mckenzie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

nice enough climb at the grade though I made getting through the bulge look hard
Badam - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with lee

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/12

Liam Martin - Solo O/S - 09/May/12

joe king - Lead O/S - 01/May/12 with Rose, James Moore

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/12

An overhang on a diff. This place is sandbag city
d1griffiths - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Veronika

skirton - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Sarah Collins

Richard Fletcher - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/12

08nbrierley - 2nd - 13/Apr/12 with Richard Fletcher

RuthC - Solo - 05/Apr/12 with fionaholt

dc88104 - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/12

No Diff should ever have an overhang like that!
Quad - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Jayne

JFort - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Geoff

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12

First lead climb outdoors
Claire Calverley - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

arrang - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

alan moore - Solo - 2012

ewan i - Solo rpt - 24/Nov/11

katyhope - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with IanHope

IanHope - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with KatyHope

Richard Alderton - Solo - 06/Nov/11

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Corporal Kate Brown

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Oct/11

LisaA - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/11

Tom Folley - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

in descent.
ewan i - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/11 with andrew duggan

first trad lead, nearly got to the top without placing gear and then put the full rack into the crack, appologies to my second!
catjm - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Tasmin Fletcher

SarahA - Lead O/S - Oct/11

Solo reversed
Russell Lovett - Solo rpt - 25/Sep/11 with alone

Hidden - Solo - 24/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo - 18/Sep/11

crombie - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Michelle

samoliver01 - Solo - 01/Sep/11

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Rachel Ellis, Kathryn Ellis, Louise Pellett

Craig Holden - Solo O/S - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/11

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with Rosie

Rozzlarr1992 - 2nd - 01/Aug/11 with Dad

Drew(yes im magic) - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Brad Woodlands

freemanTom - Solo - 24/Jul/11

Neil Anderson from Hilton - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Tracey K

nickevens - Solo - 13/Jul/11 with Sylvie

Fly Fifer - Lead - 12/Jul/11 with Gaz

Gazlynn - 2nd - 12/Jul/11 with Mark

oliverk - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Sarah Moorhouse

barney_edin - Solo - 24/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/11

James Rolf - Solo - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/11

melonmike - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/11 with Will Gann, sarah h, Hannah Newcombe, Laura Evans, kate, Mat, Fran Pickerill, Nick, Emily Bond, Jack Metcalfe

Bisteris - Solo O/S - 30/May/11

Ross Young - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Chris HWUMC

Tom Folley - TR - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11

johnl - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Isobel Leonard

Simnel - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

Adamski1986 - Lead - Apr/11 with kerry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11

Russell Lovett - Solo rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Daisy the dog

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/11

up + down in trainers in the wet. slippy.
radioshed - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/11

SteveM - 2nd - 29/Jan/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - Lead - 29/Jan/11 with SteveM

Hidden - 2nd - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

lisafer - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2011

backpack - 2011

Phill_ Thompson - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

markhammonds - Lead rpt - 30/Oct/10 with Colin Young

APRS - Solo - 24/Oct/10

David Kay - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

Nice little line - it's always nice to get on easy routes that still keep you entertained.
DKaye - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Lottie Arden

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10

Snap - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Minka

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Thomas Rust

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

AndrewShanks - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Piotr Bamberski

akhutton88 - Solo - 21/Jul/10

jameslord - 2nd - 06/Jul/10 with chris

Had a minor panic and downclimbed from the first ledge first time round. Came back later and led it cleanly.
teh_mark - Lead RP - 05/Jun/10 with Matthew Foster

robinsi197 - Solo - 26/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10

pmordue - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

stouffer - Lead - 01/May/10

BUZZ1984 - Lead O/S - May/10 with Ian Mckenzie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/10

Simnel - Lead - 25/Apr/10 with Tony S, Graham Bray

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Apr/10

brayg01 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with John Lambert

Hidden - 14/Apr/10

y2keable - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/10

the real dave - Lead - Apr/10

Hidden - Solo dnf - 29/Mar/10

stewdickson - Solo dnf - 29/Mar/10 with pigeonjim, B McG

JdotP - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Luke Dangerfield

Hidden - Solo - 13/Mar/10

David Bulley - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Andy Chisholm

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2010

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

carlh - 2010

danjw - 2010

markhammonds - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/09 with Donald Slater

fall-line - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/09 with Mark Hammonds

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Helen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/09

qboyd - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/09

tmcdermid - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Luke Durston

Hidden - Solo - 27/Aug/09

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Janey Kennedy

Top felt harder than Diff, but everything's there.
dan.hobley - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Jen

Learning Gear Placements, Belay Techniques, Confidence Roping, Abseiling with rope alone, Building anchor Systems.
Richiehill - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/09

rgd1977 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/09

Roch - Lead - 07/Jun/09 with MRT

AndrewShanks - 2nd β - 06/Jun/09

In descent.
Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 27/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/09

CalumC - Solo O/S - 20/May/09

Easy Warm up for the day
maxots - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/09

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/09 with -

thompson1000 - Lead - 2009

iangray - Lead O/S - 2009 with lynne

Simnel - 2nd - 2009

beckybray1 - Lead - 2009

folksi - 2009

Sim_Sim - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Christian Svensson

Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/08 with Lisa Welford

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/08

The overhang is not so easy when your not tied on!
Daniel Sutherland - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/08

boglebadger - Lead - Jul/08

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

alexp - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with E Stewart

chris_r - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

Soloed up next to d to help him with gear. Good first lead by him on his first day outdoors.
andymoin - Solo O/S - 20/May/08

heather.deane - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Stuart

Hidden - Solo O/S - May/08

On NMC learn to lead course
Adrianw - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Kevin Lander

rockandroll - TR - 19/Apr/08 with Gop

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Feb/08

mikekeswick - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with gill

Hidden - Lead - 2008

PaulWillis1973 - 2008

petegunn - Solo - 2008

shouter - Solo - 2008

MarkDavies36 - 2008

nikmorgan - 2nd - Dec/07 with Pete

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/07

tony830 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/07 with Cameron Primrose

Spangle12 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/07 with Tony

jaybob - AltLd - Sep/07 with ally

ed woods - Lead - 27/Aug/07 with James, Geoff & Andrea

jamiev - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/07

akhughes - Solo O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/07

Rock Fairy - Lead - 07/Apr/07 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/07

Laura Hamlet - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/07

liam humble - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/06

Rose2 - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/06 with Meg

leeksi - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/06 with Chris Thain

chris2451 - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/06

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

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/06

harder than it apeared nearly lost it on the overhanging blocks at the top
Murph - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Saph

y2keable - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06

was blowing a gale! finshed off and another pai regaled us with a story of someone being blown from the top the previous year
phillcardiac - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with simon

bawjaws - 2nd - 24/Apr/06 with Peter Pan

sneaks - Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jan/06

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/06

Hidden - 2nd β - 21/Jan/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06

Murph - Solo O/S - 2006 with Bird

gaz.marshall - 2006

pocketsarah - Lead - 2006

LHumble - Lead O/S - 2006 with Northumberland College

maria85 - 2nd - 15/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

storky - Solo - 16/Aug/05 with Stephen Welch

holly - Lead β - Aug/05

Allan Young - 2nd β - 09/Jul/05 with Bill Sutherland

Phil West - Solo O/S - 31/May/05

Sam Judson - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/05 with Caroline Judson

rob k - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/05 with M Wicks

whispering nic - Solo - Apr/05

Ken Applegate - Solo - Mar/05

barney_edin - 15/Feb/05

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Nov/04

Hidden - Lead - 29/Nov/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/04

Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04

Hidden - Solo - 05/Aug/02

Ken Applegate - Lead O/S - 20/May/02 with Dave Windross

no handed solo
antclark6381 - Solo - 20/Aug/00

Antoine1 - 2nd - 06/Aug/00 with Reg

Antoine1 - Lead - 16/Jul/00

Hidden - Solo - Feb/00

Roget - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/98

John Pickles - Solo O/S - 1998

Yourlead - Solo - 06/Oct/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/97

Iain Thow - Solo - 26/Nov/96

JiveWeasel - Solo - May/95

Hidden - Solo - 1995

stuart100 - Solo - 08/May/94

JiveWeasel - 2nd - Nov/93

Marti999 - AltLd - 1993

Willi Crater - 1992

Tony Little - Solo O/S - Jul/91 with DK

circa 1989
Steve Crowe - Solo O/S - 1989

steviewindsurf - 1988

auldscotal - Lead O/S - 1983 with ?

Lord of Starkness - Solo - Aug/81

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - 1980

JudithE - Solo - 08/Aug/73 with Richard Brecknell Dowsett, Martin Ellis

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