Rockfax Description
The central chimney is a bit of a struggle. Easy climbing leads to the constricted central portion. This is most easily climbed facing left (or maybe right?) before things ease off. © Rockfax

FA. Harry Kelly 1915

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, 100 Stanage stars, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins., Chatsworth to Bamford, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Starred VDiffs, ClimbOut Stanage 365, Stanage Chimney Tour.

scottyp 15/May Lead O/S
with Joe north
Psych ?/May Lead O/S
stratandrew 23/Apr Lead O/S
with Nils Elgar
Subwaycups 09/Apr Lead dnf

Backed off - rain!

Hidden 25/Mar Lead
funkyvin1 14/Mar Lead O/S

Not one for fatties... Hence why I could barely move in the chimney. Got there in the end though.

Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Nick Russell 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S

Didn't fancy the Blurter traverse without a rope so continued up this.

Hidden 19/Sep/15 AltLd dog
Mikethe boar ?/Aug/15 Solo
DanChad 23/May/15 2nd O/S

Fun swimming up through the chimney.

Le Chevalier Mal Fet 23/May/15 Lead
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd O/S
Manc88 01/May/15 Lead RP

Final lead of the day - fatigue and green rock lead to slip (and nicely skinned shin) on the first slab. More focus second time over led to a tired-looking lead with excessive protection. 'Constricted' description of the central section is very fitting, and led to a frustrating 30 seconds of trying to squeeze myself (and moreover my gear and chalkbag) past the chimney!

Hoyes 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S

In trainers!

Batt 26/Apr/15 2nd rpt

James forgot his rock boots!

Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
irishrose 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
danieleaston 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Chris, Steve
Steve Bartle 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
tcn_2002 18/Apr/15 2nd
FlavioL1989 07/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Canyak ??/2015 -
Hidden 15/Nov/14 TR RP
batterj2 12/Oct/14 Lead dnf
with Stacey Powney
batterj2 12/Oct/14 2nd β
with Stacey Powney
Powney 12/Oct/14 Lead
shell145 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Ross
AaronBosley 11/Oct/14 Solo
Stroppy 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Sam Husband 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Hard for HVD.

tombushell 11/Oct/14 2nd
with Ed
peterhubbard 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Conrad
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
SDM 21/Sep/14 2nd
with Michael
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 23

tom_lewis89 09/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead
Jon_dL 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Becky, Phil Jennings
BareBears 20/Jul/14 2nd

Lots of fun done in trainer's. True grit climbing.... made more interesting carrying the leaders boots up on the harness.

with Joe Cresswell
ben.phillips 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 22/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Done as part of the 100 stanage stars ticklist. 43 routes in 15 hours. Absolutely exhausting, far too hot, and midge hell, but what an achievement! We had great fun. Well done Ben and thanks! The nut on this route lifted out, slid down the rope and hit ben in the balls. (It was a Wallnut 7). Classic.

with Ben Philips
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
giuly 21/Jun/14 2nd
with Neil Shephard, Chris Saunders
dannyevos 14/Jun/14 -
with Rick Clapham
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Lead dog
TonyF 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Mike Dowsett
Alex Hallam 19/May/14 Solo O/S

Quality traditional route.

petecallaghan 03/May/14 Solo
Easty14 27/Apr/14 Lead
tomaca12 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Retro Rowan 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Nick_Merriman 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Theodorus2 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
tedswag 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
greenclimb 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
greenclimb 30/Mar/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Jackwd 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Goodstuff 21/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Route 4 of the Stanage Winter challenge. Brilliant! Getting established in the upper rift is the crux.

with Mike Gallimore
MichaelGallimore 21/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Done as part of the first successful completion of the stanage winter challenge, in a time of 7hrs. Cheers for an amazing day James :)

Feneley 19/Oct/13 2nd

Very wet

Pete Pozman 08/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Went into the chimney to place some gear and couldn't get out again. Enormous udge fest got me up. Just like the old days. A fine climb. So much effort for only a VDiff?

with John Byrne
Mayaculpa 29/Sep/13 Lead

Good climb, faced left for central section. gear on back loops, chalk bag, etc made it interesting !

with dbm
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 01/Sep/13 2nd
with Rosie
mountaingoatgirl 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ifletcher 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with tgeh
tgeh 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with imogene
Paul Hy 29/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Laura
Joe Jackson 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Carl Rich
TRFrost 18/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with D. Gledson, N. Price
mrmattwright 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

10 Routes in a session, Alps training.

with Adrian Fletcher
StuartP 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
jason smeeth 14/Jul/13 2nd
with StuartP
deacondeacon 30/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Becky E 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with John Maxfield PCC, Marilyn
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/13 Lead β
inspiration_needed 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

awkward chimney

with Mat Cooper
leeds_belle 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Tight - Marc couldn't second.

AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Jake Young 11/Nov/12 2nd
with Laura
lbarras 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with jake
lcullum7 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Jack Lee
Darrell Read 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Cerith Morgan (BUMC), Liz Dent (BUMC)
Josh_West 27/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/12 Lead
jwa 14/Oct/12 2nd
with John Hillman
Mr Fuller 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Dan_Carroll 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
haydng 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Was probably facing the wrong way!

with RachelG
RMG 21/Jul/12 2nd
with haydng
stev1e.wilso 27/May/12 Lead
with Dylan
bigbadbob12345 27/May/12 2nd
Hidden 16/May/12 Solo O/S
nogoodgrice 28/Apr/12 2nd
with Neil Casson
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Irn Bruce 15/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 01/Apr/12 Lead
RyanOsborne 25/Mar/12 2nd
John-Henry 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
kozzi 11/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 07/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Jonny Raines 31/Oct/11 2nd O/S
ElvisLeg 30/Oct/11 2nd O/S
speedymccreedy 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Becky H 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
catty_9 30/Oct/11 Lead

wet to start then sunny but windy

with Emily Logie
AndyPagett 22/Oct/11 Lead
with Rich Saunders, John Buckle, Adam Mitchell
mbradberry2008 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
flyinfrenchy 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 15/Oct/11 2nd
Palmer 02/Oct/11 Lead
Blurgy319 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Rimon Than
Sam Simpson 21/May/11 Solo O/S
kfowler141 26/Apr/11 Lead
althesin 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Reds
Reds 25/Apr/11 2nd rpt
That Shallot 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with abs3
ollylegg 18/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/11 2nd O/S
cmars89 15/Apr/11 Lead
with crpw
crpw 15/Apr/11 2nd
Andrew Cross 23/Jan/11 2nd dog
with Tadams
SteveHi 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Ashley Clark
Tadams 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew Cross
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Jimbo C 06/Nov/10 2nd
with Gethin
gethin_allen 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Jimbo C
DRIFTER_S14 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd
Dave Pellatt 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Nice, bit of a squeeze getting in! Quite juggy.

with Sophie Foxen
Ron 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Dawn
Hidden 08/Sep/10 TR O/S
JamieSparkes 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
sjblake 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S

All good until I got into the chimney: dark, damp, horrible and tight - really tight. Got my fat ass wedged in the chimney, but shuffling got me through it - just.

Sam Simpson 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
payeo20 03/Jul/10 2nd
richyclimb 03/Jul/10 Lead
AsleepOnBelay 19/Jun/10 2nd

An enjoyable classic, awkward thrutchy fun.

with Sarah Davis
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Ian Archer 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S


with Ben Thompson
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead
JonF 01/May/10 2nd
colin milton 16/Apr/10 Solo
AndyPagett 10/Apr/10 2nd
with Adam Mitchell
Sophie Nunn 07/Nov/09 Lead
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead
yellowjersey 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd β
Luke Goddard 22/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
BennoC 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Tight squeeze

with Buz
markbenton 02/Jun/09 Lead
with Trevor
madaxeman 02/Jun/09 Lead

sweartastic, i think they heard me on Burbage!

Hidden 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Creep_pea 25/May/09 Lead O/S
with Tim
lyneux 23/May/09 Lead O/S
with Susan Vittery
The Bad Cough 10/May/09 2nd O/S
stickwoman ?/May/09 2nd
with charles jefferson, nathan hall
Jamboli ?/Apr/09 Lead dnf
howlingbaboon 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Chris Fitzhugh & Ady
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
wahniel 30/Oct/08 2nd O/S

in icy rain.

with Stewart McConnell
danm 12/Oct/08 2nd
with Mel
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Justinho 20/Sep/08 TR O/S
with Mat White
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
gazbonutter 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
poofish 30/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Gary
Brown 16/Aug/08 Solo O/S
tobydunford 15/Aug/08 Solo O/S
dj_brigham05 10/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Simon Caldwell 10/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Carmen
chris2451 10/Aug/08 Solo rpt
RCrockford 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mike A
1918hasti 23/May/08 Solo
Hidden 06/May/08 Solo rpt
John Eley ?/May/08 Lead O/S
mills85 23/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Peter
chadrads 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with mills85
Hidden ??/2008 -
greatowl ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Bex_M 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
Hidden ?/Nov/07 Lead
Neil Pacey 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 17/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Thomas L 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S

My second outdoor lead climb :)

with Chris Britton
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hedley 22/May/07 2nd O/S
timharrison 22/May/07 Lead
vvanhinsbergh 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Awesome route which requires a lot of wriggling good HVD

with Matt Whitfield & Mike Swinn
Hidden 16/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Jim Vach 11/Apr/07 Solo O/S
JonBray 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
scarybiker 01/Apr/07 2nd
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Pelleas 20/Oct/06 Lead

Completed after Adrian fell off it.

with Chris
SuperstarDJ 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S

I was starting to panic when I got wedged in the bottom of the overhanging chimney bit but some good thrutching and wiggling got me far enough to start climbing again. This was Phil's first outdoor route - not the easiest! Sorry Phil!

with Phil Storer
Charlie Williams 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S

I just remembered why I don't do HVD.

with Chris Fitzpatrick
Hidden 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S
tree.d 09/Sep/06 -
with G Taylor
Mutl3y 13/Aug/06 Lead
with Clog
Clog 13/Aug/06 2nd
with Mutl3y
Hidden 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/May/06 TR
Hidden 06/May/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
2RoyalAnglian ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with mark ansty
fizzy_elephant ?/Oct/05 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Solo
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 07/Aug/05 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Nicos 08/Apr/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Different Steve ?/Apr/05 Solo
Somerset swede basher 02/Feb/05 Lead O/S
with Steven Gibbs
kitch22 01/Sep/04 2nd
with Daniel Metcalfe
Simon Caldwell 15/Aug/04 2nd O/S
with Tracy
Chris Davids 11/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Dad
Allan Young 31/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Megan Stanley
MaccMark 13/Jun/04 2nd
with Val Young
Hidden 02/May/04 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 24/Apr/04 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/03 -
Laramadness 29/Mar/03 2nd β
Hidden 27/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 Lead
kevtoo04 ??/2000 Solo

narrow in places, shoulder jamming essential...

Raggar ??/2000 Lead
bigphil 15/Mar/98 Solo
Roget 28/Sep/97 Solo O/S
with jon
Hidden 03/May/97 Lead
craig h 10/Aug/96 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 08/Oct/95 Lead
with David Mirfin
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
epic ed 20/Jun/92 Lead dog

Completely overgrown at top.

with Claire M
Raggar 23/Oct/88 2nd
with Steve B
Iain Thow 05/Jun/88 Solo
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
mark-abz 31/May/87 Solo
Tom V ??/1985 -
tapley 08/Jul/83 Solo
Dave Musgrove 29/Jul/81 -
with Kim Greenald
babymoac 24/Jan/81 Solo
Nigel Bond 13/Feb/77 Solo
with Dave Jolliffe
rogerskews ??/1975 -
Hidden 13/May/67 Solo
mikej 13/Sep/66 Solo
with Brian Lefevre, John Lee
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