Rockfax Description
Trend right to climb the blunt rib in the centre of the slab. © Rockfax

FA. Greg Griffith 1985

Ticklists: BMC Stanage The Red Circuit, The Red Circuit - Stanage.

The Reaper 06/Sep Solo O/S
Rob Gillespie 03/Sep Solo O/S
with M60OON
M60OON 03/Sep Solo G/U

Fell on the first attempt but managed it on the second.

timrooker 10/Aug Sent O/S
Hidden 10/Aug Solo rpt
amccann 10/Aug Solo O/S
Teappleby 10/Aug Sent x

Great first attempt at pulling on...

mrteale 10/Aug Sent β
Deezel65 18/Apr Solo O/S
mrphilipoldham 12/Mar Solo rpt

Repeated after a previous attempt resulted in the 'top rope of shame' being lowered.

Hidden 10/Oct/16 Solo
mrphilipoldham 29/May/16 TR RP

Started to lead but no gear spooked me, so had roped dropped down. Finished it off after trying crux move a couple of times!

with Georgina Watt, Jodie Platten
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Sent
soph 16/Feb/16 Sent

A gem

with Tony Stone
jshields 20/Sep/15 Solo
Andrew Abraham 23/Aug/15 Solo O/S
adi bryant 28/Jun/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Sent β
AsleepOnBelay 12/Jun/15 Solo O/S

V nice moves to get the top.

Wayne S 02/May/15 Solo
Canyak ??/2015 -
buxtoncoffeelover 06/Jul/14 TR

Assisting in research in climbing with/without prior knowledge of route. All top-roped. No gear/highball/short solo route anyway.

tom_lewis89 06/Jul/14 TR
Dkoi 06/Jul/14 TR
with nick, tom lewis
dannyboy83 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
DavidPC 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Kempson
Brown 19/May/13 Solo
with Solo
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Sent rpt
Hidden 12/Dec/12 Sent O/S
Mattyk 08/Sep/12 Solo O/S
benny_m 02/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Andrew Jennings 01/Sep/12 Sent
with Brian McAlinden
Bullybones 14/Aug/12 Solo
rockman 13/Jun/12 Lead

pre-placed runner

timcedwards 13/Jun/12 2nd
A Crook 12/May/12 Solo O/S

strangely enough easier then the 5b to the left

Dom Whillans 12/May/12 Solo
Alex@home 08/May/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 08/May/12 Solo O/S
Jake Young 05/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Mike_Hayes 19/Nov/11 Sent
Mr Sparkle 19/Nov/11 Sent O/S
flyinfrenchy 29/Oct/11 Solo O/S
mtempest 20/Jul/11 Solo
9fingerjon 03/Jul/11 Sent β

Traversed in to check the top out before commiting

bobpilgrem 26/Mar/11 TR
with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 26/Mar/11 TR
with Dad
rich_hw 08/Mar/11 Sent β
Graeme Hammond 08/Mar/11 Solo O/S

above mats

Ollie B 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S


with S.Bennett
popebenedictus 16/Sep/10 Solo rpt
with Soloed
edd rab 16/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Katya 04/Sep/10 Solo
Fran S8 04/Sep/10 Solo
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Sep/10 Solo rpt
mark20 01/Sep/10 Solo β
Pythonist 01/Sep/10 Solo O/S

Hard start to nice upper moves.

Hidden 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
inuklm 28/Aug/10 Solo
tompilgrem 27/Aug/10 TR O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 27/Aug/10 TR O/S
with Bob/Tom
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
nai 16/Apr/10 Solo
tlr 14/Apr/10 Sent
nathanlee 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S
with Dom Lee
Hidden 04/Dec/09 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 28/Oct/09 Solo
Somerset swede basher 05/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Jon Sergeant, Nick Payne and Nick White
MD 25/Jul/09 Solo dnf

I thought this was VS 4c, should learn to read the guide book before attempting a climb

Hidden 23/Jul/09 TR
Hidden 09/May/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 02/May/09 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 01/Mar/09 TR O/S
with Steve Woolass
ukb & bmc shark 31/Jan/09 Solo
Hidden ??/2009 Sent
Macca_7 27/Dec/08 Solo O/S

Easier than Shard

Hidden 27/Dec/08 Solo O/S
Martin Haworth 11/Dec/08 Solo O/S
lowersharpnose 11/Dec/08 Solo
Hidden 07/Dec/08 Sent O/S
peteJ23 26/Oct/08 Solo O/S
atom 27/Sep/08 Lead

pre placed gear

shameless 11/Sep/08 TR
with fi
Jethro ?/Sep/08 Lead
Peetzy 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
gnc760 30/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Heinrich 01/Jun/08 TR dog

Bad technique led to repeated attempts

with Gaz
popebenedictus 31/May/08 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Solo O/S
viking ?/Nov/07 Solo O/S

strange - I thought this was sketchier than shard! Definately thought that you wouldn't wnat to fall off the top as you'd definately miss the ledge on the way down and end up a good 12m down the cliff

Hidden 10/Oct/07 Solo O/S
antpayne2003 ?/Oct/07 Solo O/S

Severe at best

Hidden 10/Aug/07 Solo
SecretSquirrel 04/Aug/07 Solo
adam carless 04/Aug/07 Solo RP

Found this easier than Shard, are the tech grades the wrong way round?

Hidden 20/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Jim Vach 20/May/07 Solo O/S

nice smeary arete climbing

dread-i 28/Apr/07 TR O/S
eppa 28/Apr/07 TR O/S
with dread-i
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Chris the Tall 27/Mar/07 Solo rpt
maybe_si 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S
with charlie
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo β
Andy Clarke 12/Nov/06 Solo O/S
tumbling wizard 09/Nov/06 Solo O/S
luke2442 ?/Nov/06 -
mattwyles1 ?/Oct/06 Solo O/S


Nicos 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Mutl3y 11/Jun/06 Solo
with Iggy_B
Iggy_B 11/Jun/06 Solo O/S
with Nick
Mark Stevenson 13/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/05 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 30/Aug/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/04 Solo O/S
darren1 25/Jan/04 -
Stefan Kruger 05/Jul/03 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 06/Jun/03 Solo
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead
loonyclimber ?/Apr/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
Ropeboy 09/Dec/01 Solo
Stuart S 20/May/01 Solo O/S
Ben Bransby ??/2001 Solo
John Marsland 10/Jul/99 Solo
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Hidden 29/Aug/98 Solo
p.crooky#1 05/Aug/97 Solo O/S
with Ecca
John Marsland 29/Aug/92 Solo
Hidden 26/Jun/90 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/89 Solo RP
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/89 Solo O/S

Thought it was more like severe

goi.ashmore 06/Jun/88 Solo O/S
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