Rockfax Description
The soaring chimney is usually avoided! The bell-shaped upper section is the crux. Good gear is available in the depths of the rift, though it is hard to place, especially with a helmet on! © Rockfax

FA. Eric Byne 1933

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Enigmatic Affection: The Dark Art of Chimneying, In Peak Rock, Stanage Chimney Tour, UK road to wide crack mastery, 3 Star Stanage, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

jake lee 20/Aug Lead O/S
with Mel
Melonfly 20/Aug 2nd dog
with Jake
keitht 08/Jul 2nd
dewiturton 08/Jul Lead
with keitht
andrzej kierzek 22/Apr Lead dnf
with Tara
FlavioL1989 25/Mar Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Charlie Low 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Psyched!!! First grit E1, one of the first routes being short has been a good thing!

morganator 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Neil McAdie
ralphio 20/Apr/16 2nd dog

Full body workout.

with Neil
patrickcd 20/Apr/16 2nd
with Ed
Dan Mckinlay ??/2016 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 03/Oct/15 2nd dog
RM199 03/Oct/15 Lead dog
Neil 24/Aug/15 Lead dog

Fell after being lured into the back by the promise of good jams and getting thoroughly worked trying to move up from the narrowing!

Carl Watkins 24/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Neil
Hidden 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Ian Hylands 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Wow! Hard work. Spent a while in the back looking for protection I could reach, but there wasn't any so started back and footing up. Reached a dodgy big cam, then a dodgy blue can, and finally a bomb-proof yellow. Hard work getting high enough to reach any hand-holds and feet nearly slipped off the green - had to retreat for a rest just below and try again. Grabbed the break and had a breather. Bloodied elbows! Oh yeah - first 'real' E1 lead!!

Andy Peak 1 05/Aug/15 2nd
tomwright1509 08/Jul/15 2nd O/S
joedean ?/Jul/15 Lead

dirty off width

Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
boulderholder 30/May/15 2nd dog
Hidden 10/May/15 Lead O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
Nick205228 ??/2015 Lead
masa-alpin 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Unique climb! Moves are slightly harder than Strapiombo in Tremadog, but a lot shorter. I wish it would be longer.

with Tony H
gazfellows 09/Jul/14 Lead

The hardest chimney I've done for a while !! Definitely worth all of E1 5b. Proper old school class. X

with Nic
Alex Hallam 15/May/14 2nd O/S

Face right, wear trousers. Brilliant.

dannyboy83 15/May/14 Lead O/S
soph 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
Haydn Jones 04/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 04/Mar/14 Lead

Brilliant fight up the crack

with Hayden Jones
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
andi turner ??/2014 -

Climbed way back on day 2 of 100

with Adam Long
sopaz 22/Dec/13 2nd dog
with Mackie
admackie 22/Dec/13 -

felt steady but a lot of blood came out for some reason

deacondeacon 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Really hot day, proper battle.

Jack93 03/Jun/13 Lead dog

I lost so much skin trying to place gear at the back of the chimney

cpt_crunch 03/Jun/13 2nd β
joe1joe1joe2 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Hard bloody work.

dom_joyce265 26/May/13 2nd RP

horrendous but hilarious

phillipwright 26/May/13 2nd
tebs 10/May/13 2nd dog
with Rich, Burns
Nick1812P 28/Aug/12 2nd rpt

after backing off

with Jamie
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Alex@home 14/May/12 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
buxtoncoffeelover 29/Sep/11 2nd
nige 03/Sep/11 Lead
with colin struthers, mark hounslea
Brown 09/Aug/11 Lead
with James T
JRae 03/Jun/11 Lead
with M Scott
CRiddiford 03/Jun/11 2nd
with Paul L
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead dnf
M_W_Court 09/Apr/11 2nd dog
elCapitano 09/Apr/11 Lead dog
Kyuzo 20/Mar/11 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
tlmarjot 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Chris Todd, Ben Lea
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd
andrea83 02/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Excellent. Nice chimney climb. Easier to second without gear around harness.

Graeme Hammond 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S

faced right, good old fashioned back and foot climbing EXCELLENT!!

TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Cragrat Rich 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S


Helen Gibson 14/Sep/09 2nd

great, to lead sometime.

with dan
dan gibson 14/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Mike_Hayes 13/Sep/09 -
Mr Sparkle 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
sparkass 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Full value

Boy ?/Sep/09 -
with Nige Kershaw
Mr Wild 01/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Roughly the Date

switch 02/May/09 2nd rpt

with Al on his Stag

wahniel 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

If peapod, goliath's groove and the trident are HVS, then so should this be. Or are they all E1? I don't think so, they are all safe as houses.

with Gerd Heinz Bentheim
joshwales 24/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with andy bowman, rebecca bowman
mel holmes 30/Jul/08 Lead
with Alex@home
Hidden 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
DannyK 03/May/08 2nd O/S
with pep
The old James turnbull ?/May/08 Lead
with aiden
Dan 85 26/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Nicos
Andrew Sloan 17/Feb/08 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2008 -
nacnud 20/Oct/07 2nd
Nicos 26/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with dan woolnough
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Andrew Sloan 27/Dec/06 Lead dnf
Si dH 05/Nov/06 2nd O/S

Tom led as his first E1! Awesome route, quite hard work, although not so bad as I'd expected - I learnt how to chimey a bit :) Was chuffed to make it up clean.

with Neil Furniss/Tom Lambert
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 16/Jul/06 Lead

what a fight, made about one metre of upward progress in 15minutes an absolute battle.

Stig 04/May/06 2nd dog
with Chris
Rob Davies 16/Apr/06 2nd

Very green. Phil finished it after a lot of faffing around from the three of us

with Angus McLean, Phil Ashton
King Rat ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
Ben Bransby ??/2000 Solo
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/99 AltLd O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
craig h 21/Jun/98 2nd O/S
with Luke Steer
Dave Musgrove ?/Apr/98 Lead
with David
RossG123 ??/1997 Solo
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/93 2nd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Jul/87 2nd

Much harder than Tower Crack

Hammy 20/Jun/81 2nd
with Rob Lawson
Andy Say 20/Sep/79 Lead
clanger ??/1972 -
mikej 05/Oct/69 Lead
with E
mikej 28/Apr/68 2nd
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 11/Jun/66 Lead
Hidden 08/May/65 Lead O/S
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