Rockfax Description
The wide black rift is oddly alluring. A short polished corner leads to easier ground heading for the large boulder blocking the rift. Either squeeze through the rat-hole that gripped Helfenstein, or do the Outside Exit at an exposed S 4a. © Rockfax

FA. Helfenstein - well almost. c1910

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Through Routes!, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins., Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Starred VDiffs, Stanage Chimney Tour, Type 2 Fun, CUMC Ticklist, The Ultimate SUMC Ticklist, Welcome to CUMC, Memorable Climbs.

dr_botnik 07/Nov/17 Solo dnf

Didn't dare commit to the "struggle" and down climbed. In fairness it was freezing and I just wasn't prepared to remove the requisite amount of clothing to fit!

Hidden 26/Aug/17 2nd dnf
pingora 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Outside exit. Just could not fit through that squeeze mo matter which way I turned

AndyScheller 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S

Outside Exit

anne_schumacher 06/Aug/17 Lead
Rory_Cummings_NI 05/Aug/17 2nd
with Paul, Ian, Dom Wardle
Ben Jones 94 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Andy Tyler
Chris Murray 29/Jul/17 Lead
ACT 29/Jul/17 2nd
with Ben J
DanChad 29/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Andrew Boardman, Chris Murray
fechtn 18/Jul/17 Lead dnf

The struggle is real

with Karen (PCC)
Georgie25 08/Jul/17 Solo
Hidden 08/Jul/17 Solo β
Keith Swainson 08/Jul/17 Solo O/S
cpoad 01/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with Alison C, Clare F
Tom66 18/Jun/17 Lead

A hilariously tight struggle that made me bleed... Not for anyone more with more than a pinch of a belly!

Joe.Elliott1 18/Jun/17 2nd
with Tom E
Ben Bransby 10/Jun/17 Solo
HoboUniJoe 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S

scratched back, everything else scuffed, ribs bruised as fok

Hidden 03/Jun/17 Lead
alanblyth 03/Jun/17 2nd dnf

Fairly confident I would need to crack a couple of ribs to fit through.... fun and jokes trying though, no idea how Carl achieved it.

with CarlN
JoeCoxson 26/May/17 Solo O/S

On the limit of squeezability

jvdv 25/May/17 Lead

Our attempt at this was a sort of tribute to Laurel and Hardy

with Pete
Potemkin 21/May/17 TR O/S

Dark, not hard but not much fun either.

with craig perkins, Rachel Sutton
alex goodall 13/May/17 Lead O/S

Flailed around in the exit for a while quite amusingly. Sammy gave up after about half a try. Good fun

with Sammy Philpott 13/May/17 Lead O/S

Looked easier from the ground haha. Took the inside exit, of course. Strenuous if not technical. Specific sort of fun. Aided by James and Masaki stood at top laughing in encouragement

with Lydia
AJMullen 11/May/17 Solo O/S

Great struggle at the top

Carl 08/May/17 Solo RP

Much easier without a full rack...

Jonathan Hall 07/May/17 Solo
Lancer 04/May/17 2nd O/S

Outside Exit finish as couldn't see how I could ever fit through the gap..!

with Matt- PCC
tombartlett 04/May/17 Lead O/S

Helmet off and squeezed through

with Sam
sparkybatteryboy 02/Apr/17 Lead

couldnt fit through the squeeze so did the HS alternative out of the chimney

Capricorn One 27/Mar/17 Lead dnf

Just ridiculous, no chance of Mark or me fitting through the gap at the top.

with Mark Benton
Oscar Popels 25/Mar/17 2nd
richiebongo 25/Mar/17 Solo O/S

As a downclimb.

with Didymus
Caroline Furey 04/Mar/17 TR O/S

"Struggle" is putting it mildly...

with paddy
Sharp94 04/Mar/17 TR dnf

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

Carl 18/Feb/17 Lead dnf

Too many pies, or too much gear? Upward progress wasn't really happening, climbed down and went up the outside exit instead!

with Rob S
The Screaming Finn 18/Feb/17 2nd O/S

After lots of struggling Carl didn't make it through the struggle and had to escape via the chimney to the left, which was actually really lovely.

with CarlWH
Carl 18/Feb/17 Lead RP

The outside finish, after failing to make it through the squeeze!

with Rob S
TheCrackDestroyer ??/2017 Lead O/S
thel33ter ??/2017 -
Chris Redding 05/Nov/16 Sent O/S
Jonny Holmes ?/Nov/16 AltLd
kirsten bishop 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Phil 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

What a cool route.

MeghanSexytown 22/Oct/16 Lead β

Steve played some very 'motivational' music by Aqua which helped me up and through the gap (mostly because I wanted to rip his smug little head off)

Rhys.Roberts 22/Oct/16 2nd dnf

Too many biscuits were eaten before attempting this. After a good 10 minute struggle I was beaten. Will be attempting again this year.

with Paddy
camulv 22/Oct/16 2nd dog

Such a fresher - got stuck! Made it by team effort :)

James Lamb 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Pushed fully through finally after retreating twice to the comfort of the chimney (no weighted gear). Painful, but worth it.

Sharp94 22/Oct/16 Lead dnf

Tight, do not let someone convince you to take two racks worth of gear. Do not eat for 6 months prior to climbing.

Hidden 29/Sep/16 Lead
Rob McGurk 18/Sep/16 2nd β

Led the very last bit (the struggle!) after Alice weighted her first bit of trad gear. I agree with the phrase 'oddly alluring'.

with Alice
David Maddison 18/Sep/16 Lead

An interesting experience during which Gen used her megaphone for encouragement whilst my hips were stuck half way through the gap.

DaveFidler 18/Sep/16 Lead

Preplaced gear- which I took out. Except for the top sling which had mysteriously vanished... Ate a biscuit mid-topout. Fur-Elise provided psyche

with Eben, Maddy, Gen
LauraMorrissey 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S
myrddinmuse 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

One that you're glad you've done, so now you can spend a lifetime sat on bouldering pads, eating biscuits, and encouraging others to go through the same misery.

with Imogen Fish, Adam Vaughan, David Fidler, maddy92
AliceJS 18/Sep/16 Lead dnf

I got as far as Helfenstein! Didn't fit through the hole and didn't fancy the severe finish since I hadn't even lead a HVD at the time.

with Rob
Bones [:B 18/Sep/16 2nd
guy127917 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Outside exit- pretty sure my upper torso is too big for the hole

with Laura, Jen
naath 13/Sep/16 Lead dnf

I fell from just below the hole about 9 or 10 feet. OW THAT HURT so I have no idea if I fit through the hole or not. Horrid and wet after rain.

with ewx
Hidden 15/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Charlie Low 15/Aug/16 Solo O/S
Wayne S 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Took the harder "via fat man" finish

with Nick
lukevf 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S


Demus 13/Aug/16 Lead
with Wayne S
Neil Pacey 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S

A classic HVD thrutch, a must for any aspiring potholers.

Sam Huguet 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Laura Bulson
Teappleby 27/Jul/16 Solo

Descended to rescue Louise's gear.

Markheighton 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
JemG 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Matt Lyons
poeter210 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
mrphilipoldham 29/May/16 Lead O/S

The tightest of tight squeezes I've yet to encounter above ground..

with Georgina Watt, Jodie Platten
Leonhamnett 15/May/16 2nd
matthew.n.u 15/May/16 Lead β

Never again!

Flavio 08/May/16 Solo O/S
max_chan 04/May/16 Lead O/S

Fail! Aka outside finish. And I'm skinny.

Andy Moles 03/May/16 Solo
joe hallam 22/Apr/16 Lead
with andrew senior
joermann 22/Apr/16 2nd
edwingeorge 06/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Oscar Popels 05/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Soloed up to the ledge to tie in as the rope wouldn't come down any further! Then a bit of a scramble and up through the gap.

cindylmy 05/Apr/16 2nd O/S
TomatoPro 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Awesome fun

with Cindy
JoeFoster59 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

The climb I came to stanage to do. It was a little steeper gaining the hole than I expected. Once gaining the hole it was wriggle away really fun to do but even better to watch the seconder try it. I definitely prepared well taking the rack up on a sling so I could pass it through the hole and wearing minimum clothing to reduce body size. Would love to do this again and siftas quid in the same day. one of my favourite leads

with Munky
MrFantastic 19/Mar/16 Solo O/S
pearson9596 14/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Mel
Hidden 23/Dec/15 Solo O/S
charley 13/Sep/15 Solo O/S

Couldn't quite fit without removing a shoulder/arm so did the outside finish instead!!

Hidden 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Mikethe boar ?/Aug/15 Solo
shell145 19/Jul/15 Lead

Couldn't fit through hole so had to come down. Later tried being lowered through it and still didn't fit!

with Ross
dewiturton 11/Jul/15 Solo
with keitht
keitht 11/Jul/15 Solo
sas 10/Jun/15 Solo O/S
cmars89 30/May/15 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
gronbech 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
AshBash 22/Apr/15 2nd
with Mike
nottommo 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
tebs 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Aidan
John Higgs 08/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Outside Exit

with Caitlin Bell
omaskrey 22/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Very cold

with EUCC
Hidden 21/Feb/15 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
andrewmc 21/Feb/15 Lead dnf

Got up to the hole, had a few goes at getting through it and bailed. Let Tom lead it on my preplaced gear. My excuses: I had too much gear on my harness, I was rapidly becoming ill although I didn't know it at the time, and everything was dripping. Oh and the snowstorm so I couldn't feel hands or feet...

tomlevett 01/Jan/15 -
Canyak ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
Ewan Russell 14/Dec/14 Solo O/S
with Henry, gwen
scottywakefield 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S

The hint is in the name. Why I decided on this for a first outing to Stanage..?

with Dave Mobbs
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 49

Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/14 2nd
climbingfoetus 01/Jul/14 2nd O/S

Didthe S 4a finish, a lot better than going through the 'rat hole' at the top!

kwickfit 01/Jul/14 Lead O/S

The outside exit is much nicer (also my ass wouldn't fit through the hole)

Jack Whiteley 05/Jun/14 Solo O/S

This climb pretty much undressed me. The wind blowing up the chimney took my shirt off and the top squeeze tried to claim my trousers!

Hidden 31/May/14 2nd β
jon_Str 18/May/14 2nd O/S

Through the hole was tricky

Hidden 03/May/14 Solo O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 26/Apr/14 Lead
Duncan Campbell 26/Apr/14 2nd

Pretty tasty in the wet! But a great route for Bubbles to show commitment and perseverance before getting married, even if he was pulled through the top!!

alaster tonge 18/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
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 :) Hope this route hasn't scarred you for life!

Goodstuff 21/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Route 6 of the Stanage Winter challenge. Definitely E5. 'Nuff said.

with Mike Gallimore
Hidden 23/Nov/13 Solo rpt
Tim W 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
thrutch 28/Sep/13 2nd

Could not get through the top hole

with Marc
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead dnf
schristophersmith 26/Aug/13 2nd dog


althesin 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
pearson9596 24/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Certainly a struggle. Got through the hole though!

with Lizzie Culwick
hazeysunshine 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Pam struggled and needed a toprope to exit at the top. Too much gear on her harness meant she couldn't squeeze through

with Pamela
Happy Wanderer 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Mike couldn't squeeze through the top so went round. A quick lower from the top to find I could just get through - so next time will have to do it proper!

with Mike D
MD 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Outside route, will try to squeeze through the hole again another way next time

with Jo
deacondeacon 12/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead
professorcobra 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Matt Marsh 16/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Matt Marsh 04/Jun/13 Lead

got jammed in the crack at the top for 15 minutes.

with Joe Mann
joermann 04/Jun/13 2nd
HVSJames ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S

i bailed the and took the exit out and over which was more enjoyable

andyfry 05/May/13 2nd
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
dsgarner 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Definitely a struggle!

with Cat Smith
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd
sheelba 20/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Jenny Monkey 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S

didn't try the squeeze, will give it a go when its warmer and i have less layers on!

Lukem6 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Try to work the hole.... one pie to many, but boy I tried. Then cruised the alternative route.

rustaldo 02/Nov/12 Solo rpt

still one of the hardest diffs around.

mattprince 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Tight fit through the top gap

Roonix 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Excellent climb. Unfortunately in my struggle to get through the hole i kicked most of my gear out. It was wet, slimy and overall quite smelly, but probably one of the most fun climbs I've done in a while! Definitely worth doing if you're small. (my rack did get stuck for a bit going though the hole though.) My second who is a little larger took some time to wiggle though.

Oo 29/Sep/12 Lead
Thomas Korrison 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd
jeottaway ?/Jun/12 -

neither made it through the top

wjcdean ?/Jun/12 -

with Jack. cant remember who lead. got to the hole and didnt fancy sqeezing my horrid little belly through

Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/12 AltLd
Heather651 06/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/12 2nd
nameless_rob 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Horrid. Had to climb down off crux & rest. Kicked 2 of top 3 bits of gear out on final push. Scuffed helmet to buggery, and (I think) broke a rib. Johanna got jammed on crux, had to lower off

with Johanna
Hidden 13/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2012 -
Danielg ??/2012 TR
joedoherty 02/Nov/11 Lead O/S
mattprince 02/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Feneley 15/Oct/11 Lead dog

Accurately named. An easy route until you have to top out through a narrow opening. I got stuck and had to be pulled out from the top by Martin Davies (thanks Martin).

with Jason Maunder, Pete Brook, Martin Davies
Martin Davies 15/Oct/11 2nd
victim of mathematics 30/Sep/11 Solo O/S

Not nearly as tight a squeeze as I'd been led to believe. I shouldn't have avoided it for all these years!

argyle_dude 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S

20 odd minutes of wiggling and I'm still not sure how I managed to get through the finish! 24/Jul/11 Lead
with keith penney
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Solo O/S
Si Croft 03/Jun/11 Lead

I need to diet!

with James, Bernie, JD
Hidden 10/May/11 Solo
rwm7131 03/May/11 Solo

This is so far the hardest climb on grit I have done! The bottom is a doddle but what a bastard the squeeze is at the top!

syv_k 02/May/11 2nd β

Followed leader to outside exit.

sarahlizzy 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Spent ten minutes trying to get through the StupidHole™. Lst much skin, squished my right boob, gave up, shoved three million cams in, went round the outside. Very unusual climb!

with Zoe, Syv
syv_k 02/May/11 TR dnf

After following my lead partner around the outside of the hole without incident, I thought I could probably fit through the squeeze. Gave up after my arms were aching from too many attempts of trying to pull my hips through and failing.

zoeimogen 02/May/11 TR dnf

Attempting to toprope ("third") the route not recommended - the rope ether has to come through the hole, committing you to a scramble through what our group christened "that stupid hole" (None of us managed it) or leaving one rather exposed when one gets close to the top of the climb

robblowen 18/Apr/11 2nd β

Shoulders got wedged in the hole at the top, I could actually take my feet off and just hang by the shoulders, really fun route!!!

with Succa89
succa89 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with robblowen
papalazarou 15/Apr/11 Lead dnf

Couldn't squeeze through that little hole! Had to use an outside exit.

Luke90 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 10/Apr/11 2nd β

Michelle lead.

with Jo B, Michelle A
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
ablackett 31/Oct/10 Lead

Couldn't fit, spent ages wiggling and trying to make my lungs smaller, but eventually went the outside route, what a shame.

with Adam
sirmattytheman 25/Sep/10 2nd dnf

Tris lead and got stuck so I passed

with Tristan
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Ellen Cobby 12/Sep/10 2nd dog
Dr Rorlasaurus 08/Sep/10 Lead

Arse too big for the hole at the top... lowered offa nut and removed from above (getting eaten alive in the process)

alexanderbeetle 08/Sep/10 Lead
Lukem6 01/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Came back to retry, failled first attempt earlier in summer after kicking a rock and losing. second attempt I think i need to lose weight. I Just couldn't get through the top even with help. Also, beware nuts tend to slip out at top due to alot of damp moss.

stephenhartley 23/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Aiden
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Ollie Wickham 15/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Richard Clauge
Hidden 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 Solo O/S
llamaglama 08/Aug/10 Solo
with Jam
Oliver Houston 03/Jul/10 Solo
Lukem6 12/Jun/10 TR dnf

was wet and green unable to get grip, had to remove a little moss on left to get hand hold :-(

jcurley 22/May/10 Lead O/S
Sam Curley 22/May/10 2nd
with jcurley
Quickdraw Phil 22/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo
tinyali 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Outside exit at S 4a

with Sam Stringer
bnewman 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Stuck! Then un-stuck.

with Amelia
Hidden 06/Apr/10 Solo O/S
jubolo 27/Mar/10 Lead

A right laugh. Got Proper stuck in the hole. Had a friend trying to pull me through to no avail. Worked better when he pulled bits of my rack through as I wiggled.

with mark
Hidden 15/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Will_Maxwell 15/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with Rafael Pena
keith leonard ??/2010 -
jimmys 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tom F
Hidden 13/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/09 -
Mattyk 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S

hmmm... tight fit

with Jo, Ali K, Jamie Moss
francois 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Lorna as belay bunny (she's the sane one)

with Lorna
simonw1 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with becky, marc and sharon
dean79 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

easy climbing but took about 6 attempts to squeeze through the hole at the top, seriously thought i was going to get stuck!!!

Graeme Hammond 18/Aug/09 Solo rpt
chubbyclimber 16/Aug/09 2nd

climbed as a 4, other 3 made it through, I didn't and had to go around! - How fat do I feel?!

with Pete, Kate, Andy
Hidden 29/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/May/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
smudge 01/May/09 Solo O/S
barney800 ?/May/09 Lead O/S

A comedy climb. Was absolutely convinced I was stuck in the hole, but then realised it was that pesky number nine hex.

with Katherine Shaw
Ropeboy 19/Apr/09 Solo

Great fun through the squeeze

with Philip Jennings
popebenedictus 18/Apr/09 Solo rpt
with Soloed
adrianscott 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S
stuartmunn 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

My god. Tight squeeze, but hanging your rack from a sling on your belay loop helps!

with Meg
Smeggles 18/Apr/09 2nd dnf

Got stuck in the hole but not stuck enough not to drop out of the bottom and had a slight panic attack. Perhaps diet required??

tommytwotone 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S
SteveM 15/Mar/09 Solo O/S
RM199 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Mr. K 24/Dec/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Dec/08 AltLd dog
tommcdonna 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Did the "exposed 'outside' exit" (apparently at HS 4a - Rockfax 2001) after downclimbing from the hole I couldn't fit my chest through.

with Jonno Cox
Hidden 11/Aug/08 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/08 TR O/S
Wood for Trees 23/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Well I didn't enjoy the hole in the slightest, was like being born in reverse. Don't see how someone racked up and/or bigger than me could get through.

Hidden 16/Jun/08 2nd
ruthonbike 01/Jun/08 Lead O/S
naine 03/May/08 Lead dnf

left out the hole, really don't want to get stuck!!! struggle to get all the gear back... VD n stanage guide

with janina
Hannah Moulton 04/Apr/08 Lead
with tinyali
tinyali 04/Apr/08 2nd dog

Went through the hole at the top. Everyone else got wedged in, but I was too small and kept coming down! Glad I was on the rope.

kp64zl ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Keith
Hidden ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hannah Moulton ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 27/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 22/Sep/07 2nd dnf

my ribs/manboobs made this one a physical impossibility. bloody orible!

Hidden ?/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
duzinga 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Twisty 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Graeme placed all the rack- to make my exit a bitch!

with Graeme Hammond
Graeme Hammond 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
hcooper 06/Jun/07 Lead

The finish took about 20mins to get through, and involved de-racking everything to squeeze past after about 15 attempts. Lots of scrapes and scratches. Curiously good fun!

with Jennifer Adcott
popebenedictus 07/May/07 AltLd RP

Note to self: I do not fit through the rat hole.

Powder Puff Girl 07/May/07 TR O/S
with Ben H
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 10/Apr/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 08/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden 19/Nov/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/06 2nd
freakeystyley34 ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Rampikino 17/Sep/06 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 13/Sep/06 2nd
spbond 13/Sep/06 Lead O/S
apeman241 15/Jul/06 2nd dnf

Silly route.

Outdoor Dave 16/Jun/06 Lead O/S
gibbo38 03/Jun/06 Lead
with brian
Paz 16/Apr/06 Lead O/S

In (meticulously cleaned) trainers.

with CC2
SteveM 29/Oct/05 2nd
with Tobs
Tobias at Home 29/Oct/05 Lead rpt

Took the outside route for a change

with SteveM
Nicos 21/Sep/05 Solo O/S
with solo
loonyclimber ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S

HaHaHaHaHa Glad im thin!!

SMc ?/Jun/05 -
with Anne
Wil Treasure ??/2005 Lead
Alex Mason ?/Oct/04 Lead

awkward you just gotta go for it even tho you feel like your about to fall out, helmets dont fit through

cem 01/Aug/04 2nd

Outside exit

with Rod Strachan
Hidden 24/Jul/04 2nd
DerwentDiluted 16/Jun/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 20/May/04 Lead
Simon Caldwell 17/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Phil West 27/Mar/04 2nd
with David Atherton
Phil West 06/Mar/04 Lead

Chris was too fat to follow!

with Chris Tan
Jez 15/Oct/03 Lead O/S
zcapxa5 14/Sep/03 Lead dnf

Didn't fit through the hole!

with Ted
Hidden 13/Sep/03 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/03 -
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Lead
Mark Stevenson 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Chris Davids ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Reuben
Hidden 27/Mar/03 2nd O/S
cpoad 18/Sep/02 Lead O/S

Had to leave my gear hanging behind to get through the exit hole

with Clare F
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 Solo
A Crook 11/Jul/02 Solo O/S
with Pat Boothman
PenJD 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Jim and Matt
Hidden ??/2002 -
Roget 23/Sep/01 Solo O/S
dyfan901 12/May/01 2nd
with Graham "Jimmy" Clethero
John Brayshaw 12/May/01 Lead O/S
with Keith Shaw, Richard Tomlinson
Rock Fairy ??/2001 Lead
Blod 18/Mar/00 Solo O/S

Never again.

Hidden 24/Jul/99 Solo
roncaves 18/Oct/98 Solo
craig h 21/Jun/98 2nd O/S
with Luke Steer
tompercy 12/Apr/98 Solo
Hidden ??/1998 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/97 Lead
DundeeDave 06/Jul/96 Lead dnf
with Charlie, Ben Hughes
Brazzer ?/Aug/95 2nd O/S
with Ben Tufnell
chris d williams 14/Jul/95 Lead
Ian Archer 14/Jul/95 Lead O/S

did outside route

with Andy Symonds
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
rocktigger ??/1995 Lead O/S
with chopper
Hidden 14/Aug/93 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/90 Solo
DubyaJamesDubya ??/1990 -
IanHazzard 06/May/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jan/89 -
Iain Thow 25/Jun/88 Solo rpt
Iain Thow 18/May/88 2nd
with Steve di Ponio
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
John Marsland 24/May/86 Solo
Tony Buckley ?/Sep/85 Lead

First trip to Stanage, first retrospect, not perhaps the wisest choice!

with Steve Byatt
Hidden 15/Jun/85 Lead
Andy Say ??/1985 Lead
John Marsland 15/Jul/84 Solo
Pete Pozman 16/Jan/83 AltLd O/S
with Garry Rushworth
Hidden 12/Apr/82 2nd
duncan ?/Nov/80 Solo O/S
babymoac ??/1980 Solo
Andy Fielding ??/1980 Solo
Hidden ?/Oct/78 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
RichardMc 16/Jul/77 Lead
with Harry Woodbridge
tapley 05/Jul/77 Solo
Dave Musgrove 24/Apr/77 Lead
with Jim Worthington
Nigel Bond 03/Nov/74 Lead
with John
rogerskews ??/1973 -
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/70 Lead

Given Diff at the time. Helfenstein wasn't the only one who struggled. Chosen to get shelter from the rain.

with Debbie Wilkinson
JonG ??/1970 -
mikej 28/Apr/68 Solo
with Geoff Williams
Hidden ??/1967 Lead
mikej 03/Jul/66 Solo
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 11/Jun/66 Solo
Hidden 28/May/66 Lead
Hidden 15/May/65 Lead
mikej 24/Feb/65 TR

I may have faced the wrong way.

with Barrie Dixon
Hidden 07/Nov/64 Solo
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