Rockfax Description
Start in the middle of the slab, at some sloping holds, and a short vertical flake. Make perplexing pebbly moves to gain the ledge and an easier finish. Highball f6A+. © Rockfax

FA. Bob Brayshaw 1960

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, The Black Circuit - Stanage, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Stanage E2 Challenge (1989 Guide).

chrishedgehog 02/Sep 2nd dnf

Nails for 6a+ and indeed, nails for me regardless of grade. Very thin in the middle section.

with S. Hunt
Graeme Hammond 11/Nov/16 Solo rpt
with Andy G
Graeme Hammond 08/Nov/16 Lead G/U

Solo ground up above pads but then got a rope + gear thrown up and tied on one handed with a bowline round my waist and lead the top bit as was a bit dirty/high and didn't fancy a slip. Ace moves :)

with Matt G
john lynch 07/Sep/16 Solo rpt
with Bethan D
admackie 16/Jan/16 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 25/Oct/15 Solo O/S
with Roger
Canyak ??/2015 -
a13x 05/May/14 Solo RP
with Phil Jarvis, Jordan Phethean
Andrew Barker 02/May/14 Solo

Took about four or five goes to commit to the crux. The top was a bit scary too. No pads.

Haydn Jones 28/Apr/14 Solo O/S
with neil jobling
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
nathanlee 11/Dec/13 Solo
with Katy Whittacker
PeteWilson 11/Dec/13 Solo

up to ledge then back down, very dirty top

with Dave
john lynch 06/Dec/13 Sent

skirted off at the top, was rather green and sleety.

with ed luke
Matt Cooke 30/Nov/13 Solo O/S
with Scott, Sam Taylor
greenclimb 23/Nov/13 Sent x
Hidden 22/Nov/13 Solo
Lev 22/Sep/13 TR RP
Oddjob 02/Dec/12 Sent x
with Bart, Adam B
tebs 02/Dec/12 Sent O/S

Very nice climbing, not as scary as feared. Similar to Shock Horror in terms of difficulty but maybe a little easier. Much easier than DIY.

with Al, Adam
Hidden 01/Dec/12 Sent
Hidden 10/Nov/12 Sent
AlexRenshaw 06/Oct/12 TR
with Tim Raffle, Mike Dawes
Andrew Jennings 28/Aug/12 Sent
with Dan Mcmanus
pie_eater_pete 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S
mark20 07/Apr/12 Sent O/S
disturbed_one51 30/Nov/11 Solo
Jonathan Hall 30/Nov/11 Solo

2nd try

masonwoods101 16/Oct/11 Solo

2nd go better than dream boat

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Sent O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Sent β
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Sent
belay bunny turned bad 15/Oct/11 Sent x
simondunf 06/Mar/11 Sent
Hidden 22/May/10 Solo O/S
Jim Walton 15/Apr/10 Solo RP
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Solo β
Hidden 10/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Dec/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Ally Baba 10/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Boo Boo
Tim W 03/May/09 Sent x
Hidden 12/Feb/09 -
tuftynick ?/Jan/09 Solo rpt
with pob
Hidden 09/Dec/08 Solo O/S
steve_biczyk 07/Dec/08 Sent
with Marcus Pontin
Nicos 06/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Sent
Hidden 01/Nov/08 Sent
Hidden 15/Oct/08 Sent
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Sent
Ben1983 16/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Bullybones ??/2008 -
willackers 07/Oct/07 Solo O/S
with Tom Mills
Ian Broome 17/Jun/07 Solo

did it to ledge then traversed off right, bit dirty from rain.

Boy ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Gus 01/Nov/04 Lead
Ropeboy 05/Oct/03 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 20/Sep/03 Solo RP
Hidden 23/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo
Roget 27/Oct/01 Solo O/S
Ben Bransby 27/Oct/01 Solo
Rich Kirby ??/2000 -
mattnuttall 30/Apr/94 Solo O/S
The Reaper 13/May/93 TR O/S


Hidden 26/Aug/91 Solo
phardman 14/Apr/89 Solo O/S
Stoney Boy 24/Apr/88 Solo O/S
goi.ashmore 20/Mar/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/87 Solo
John Marsland 19/Aug/86 Solo O/S
sadams 01/Jun/86 Solo
Hammy 26/Apr/86 Solo
with Pat McVey, Penny Excel
Hammy 25/Sep/85 Solo
Hammy 30/Aug/84 Solo
Hidden 25/Feb/84 TR
andy gittins ??/1982 -
KRB 24/Apr/80 Solo O/S
mikej 22/Mar/70 Lead dnf

A bit tough for a VS.

with E
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Style of ascent
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