Rockfax Description
Climb just left of the arete to a break, move right and layback the arete. Low in the grade though harder for the short. © Rockfax

FA. Chris Craggs 1989

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500.

Potemkin 11/Oct TR dnf

Hard. Had to ask Rachel to show me the way, and now I think I have it in theory anyway.

with craig perkins, Rachel Sutton
Hidden 27/Sep Lead
amccann 23/Sep Solo rpt
with Rory
mark4344 10/Aug 2nd
with Dave Rich
cragsman9000 09/Aug Lead O/S
with Neil
rajeshwarbisht 08/Aug Lead O/S
with Alan W., kent
Hidden 21/Jul 2nd
martinbettridge06 18/Jul Lead
Ian Saxton 18/Jul 2nd
with martin
jonhowson 12/Jul Lead rpt

Tough move getting off the ground. Eases with height but feels bold. Using the arete feels eliminate given the abundance of good holds to your left.

with Chris
mikkistorey 05/Jul Lead
dashed 04/Jul Lead O/S
pete1993 12/Jun 2nd O/S
with David
kieranbowen 16/May TR O/S
with Ruth
Montecore 19/Apr Lead dnf

Very hard start, just couldn't get to first break

with Joris Roulleau
harry_lewis 18/Apr Lead
with Matt Lyons
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 18/Apr Lead rpt
mattlyons 18/Apr 2nd O/S
with Harry Lewis
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Apr Lead O/S
keith leonard ??/2015 -
the power 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Andy
dom94 09/Nov/14 2nd
with Matt Groom
Andy Peak 1 09/Nov/14 Solo

Pall lying to me

Matt Groom 09/Nov/14 Lead
andrew549 11/Oct/14 Lead
onlyfoddington 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Not sure how closely I followed the line and I lanked what I assumed to be the crux. Dissatisfying.

with Ian
ian d f 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
spenser 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Ian MK 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Anna
Anna Maykova 14/Sep/14 2nd
with Ian
scarmichael 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Guy Atkinson 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Might have been a bit far left

with Tom Butterworth
tim_mcd 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Manchi
Manchi 24/Aug/14 2nd
with tim_mcd
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
jonhowson 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Mark, Maia
Chris Craggs 15/Aug/14 2nd

Tricky balance move at 1/3 height

with Graham Parkes
wazzalad20 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 26/Jul/14 Lead β
with Dave Draycott, Darren Pallett
Theeni 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with John McEvoy
mapperley samurai 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Lewis Holmes
dannyboy83 26/May/14 Solo O/S
Jamie Everitt 26/May/14 2nd O/S

May have drifted off route near the beginning. Felt easier than HVS 5a

FlavioL1989 26/May/14 Lead O/S
jbb 05/May/14 Lead O/S

I almost put this as DNF. After the initial hard section I moved up from the breask a little Left of the arete, before moving onto the arete. Didn't realise it was off route at the time.

gpcomps 21/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Mark L
MarkLoveday 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
WillDoyle 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd
ralphio 25/Sep/13 2nd

Boulder start and very thin middle crux that I would not want to have led.

khalidq 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S
JakeWShaw 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Start felt like the hardest bit as I was tall enough to reach the ledge at the crux.

with Dave
franhammond92 22/Sep/13 Lead β
sian88 22/Sep/13 2nd RP
Dawn_K_B 22/Sep/13 2nd
Dave Toseland 29/Aug/13 TR

Quite committing technical and balancy.

with Dan, Fred
emitto 07/Aug/13 2nd β
edd rab 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with adrian scott
adrianscott 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
braders94 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Rob Cooper
cherad 04/May/13 Lead O/S
migs493 27/Apr/13 2nd β

Stanage HVS

with LO
Anne Gumbley 27/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Rich Atkinson
gavinpeach 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Kasia
Hidden 21/Apr/13 2nd O/S
alooker ?/Apr/13 Solo O/S
dr_botnik 13/Mar/13 2nd O/S
the power 13/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with rob
Tamati 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Alkis 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

I'm not sure whether this was easy because it was easy or because I may have avoided the crux. Had my right hand on the arete but ended up with my left foot further left and reached straight up.

deacondeacon 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Sticking to the arete is fair at HVS but feels very easy to trend right reducing the grade.

Haydn Jones 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with ben vieyra
Colin Scotchford 09/Sep/12 Lead
Steven Andrews 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Howie
simeclimb68 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with KiaranR
KiaranR 20/Aug/12 2nd RP
with Simon P
Steve Waters, Mynydd 18/Aug/12 Lead
mtempest 18/Aug/12 Lead
Qisheng Xie 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Ketu 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Paul
cem 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Paul Baxter, Rob Truckle
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Paul Baxter 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Charles
Hidden 27/Jun/12 2nd O/S
jon59 20/Jun/12 2nd
rich_hw 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
charley 20/May/12 Lead O/S

Nice start then either a pebble power or quite reachy crux. Made sure I stuck to the arete all the way up.

Jackwd 20/May/12 2nd O/S
chumleywarner 20/May/12 2nd O/S
tompilgrem 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Dad
Double Knee Bar 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Iain
gingerwolf 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Glenn
bobpilgrem 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 28/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 16/Feb/12 TR O/S
Andy Peak 1 19/Nov/11 Lead
with H washbrook
Adam_42 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Rather enjoyed this. The flake at half height feels like the best hold ever after all those slopey edges.

with Brannock
Brannock 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
lozowen 21/Oct/11 Solo O/S
GPN 15/Oct/11 Solo
robblowen 28/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Chris, Jules
jiefei 28/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Gemma Milman
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead
victim of mathematics 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Jaime
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 10/Jul/11 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/11 -
jtree03 26/Jun/11 Lead

5b move to get off the ground

with dazza, Brother Al
Hidden 14/May/11 TR
Sleeping Cat 14/May/11 TR
with Bryan
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd
barrowclough 19/Mar/11 Lead RP

First HVS.....Fell off start moves twice

haylow 19/Mar/11 2nd
Pown 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
craig naylor 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
robblowen 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
rednip120372 24/Oct/10 2nd
with robblowen
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
maybe_si 22/Oct/10 Solo O/S
JonBrown 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Tom Downes 09/Oct/10 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
tri-nitro-toulumne 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rich Guest
Hidden 30/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Andrew Barker 30/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 -
JamieSparkes 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

soft at HVS, bit eliminate, but nice all the same

with Nick
Nick1812P 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
DaNo123 22/Aug/10 Lead

didn't use the arete... so not the HVS?

with ian, em
Hidden 11/Aug/10 TR O/S
robinsi197 07/Aug/10 2nd
with Piotr
petellis 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Bex
Becky E 24/Jul/10 2nd

Still not a clean ascent!

cliffrad 09/Jul/10 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 26/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dan-8990 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with DH
Dahinchl 15/Jun/10 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 03/Jun/10 TR
jkarran 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Duncan
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead
Webster 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

my guide book said vs. good route

stuart34 13/Mar/10 2nd
tigertim 08/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with James Noble
eazyclimbing ??/2010 Lead O/S
climbing_wiggy 06/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with John Hayden
JonBrown 17/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Dougie
Pete Graham 13/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/09 -
Ben Watts 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Kyle Rance
Kyle Rance 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Pilch 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Graham
coombs ?/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo
Hidden 18/Aug/09 Lead O/S
boulderholder 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Nice moves at the base of the climb. Didn't use the arete very much, so don't know it that's the 'exact' route??

Mike Soulby 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 08/Aug/09 2nd
riddle 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Tried this barefoot!

with Tom Elliot
mrtom ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Roger HSmith
Ewan Russell 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Paul(Maths postgrad)
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Mguy 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
odox 04/Apr/09 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 02/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Becky E 29/Mar/09 2nd dog

Hung on the rope at the start!

Hidden ??/2009 -
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
drysori ??/2009 Lead
metal arms 22/Dec/08 Solo O/S
AlistairB 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Johan
jcurley 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Trevor CC
Byronius Maximus 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Michael King
Brown 23/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
morrisdaboss 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Ste 'O' C
Hidden 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Strong Steve 20/Jun/08 Solo O/S
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd dog
lithos 04/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/08 Lead
Castleclimber 10/May/08 2nd
with Daniel Leite
Hidden 17/Mar/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
tomparrott 21/Oct/07 Lead
with DJ
deejmonkey 21/Oct/07 2nd
with Tom
freakeystyley34 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
John Marsland 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Goi
AJ007 07/Oct/07 Solo
dan gibson 07/Oct/07 Solo
with AJ
andysroom ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Mr Sparkle 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Pearson
Somerset swede basher 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
with George and Nick Roberts
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd
Adam Potter 02/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Joe Dove 29/Apr/07 2nd
with kev
Oli 15/Apr/07 Solo O/S
with Becky
chrisclimber_1986 07/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with William Kelsall
Hidden 07/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 01/Apr/07 Lead
with Oli Lyon
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
Hidden 06/Feb/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
robal ??/2007 -
Nicos 02/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 17/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Ropeboy 10/Sep/06 Lead
aulda 10/Sep/06 2nd O/S

One to lead next

with Dave S
Chris the Tall 13/Jul/06 Solo rpt

Might have avoided crux by going too far left

russonly 09/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with AndyN
alj 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with leon skeldon
Hidden 02/Jun/06 TR
maybe_si 30/Apr/06 Lead
with jez
Lev 30/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/06 2nd O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 -
Pythonist ??/2006 Solo O/S
Stig 14/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Si dH 04/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Dave Westlake
clive-greenwood 21/May/05 Lead
with Anna
Anna Horrox 21/May/05 2nd
SteveM 23/Apr/05 2nd
with Tobs
Sankey 21/Mar/05 2nd
with Andy E
Richard Hession 28/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Ian McLarney
Marq 22/May/04 Lead O/S
with Alex Piggott, Isabel Kingsmill
Hidden 14/Sep/03 Lead
Phil West 06/Sep/03 Lead rpt
with Shaun Walby
Hidden 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Phil West 12/Apr/03 2nd
with Chris Tan
Hidden 05/Apr/03 2nd O/S
cem 16/Mar/03 2nd
Skell 01/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/01 Lead O/S
crater 12/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Iain Thow 28/Aug/93 Solo


goi.ashmore 29/Apr/93 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/91 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/1991 -
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