Rockfax Description
Start up ledges on the right then head left for 5m (a dangle for the short) to a jug. A crux mantel on this may reach the top. © Rockfax

FA. Al Manson 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Top 20 ticked Stanage starred E1s.

Ardo 18/Nov/17 Lead β

Supersport and another thank you for Marconi's gear.

with marconi
marconi 18/Nov/17 Lead G/U

Placed gear then climbed off for a rest, then did it. Fun mantle

with Mackie
admackie 18/Nov/17 Lead

supersport probably made it a lot easier

with mark
lukevf 22/Sep/17 Lead dog
The Screaming Finn 22/Sep/17 2nd dog
Carl 22/Sep/17 2nd O/S
morganator 16/Sep/17 Lead
with Stan Halstead
Ben Bransby 04/Aug/17 Solo
keitht 08/Jul/17 2nd
dewiturton 08/Jul/17 Lead
with keitht
Mr. K 21/May/17 2nd rpt
Mr. K 21/May/17 Lead dnf

Fell off the rockover, fingers centimetres from the top edge! Ended up back on the ground none the worse for ware. Still felt desperate seconding! =o)

R Brown 21/May/17 2nd O/S
with Pete Dollman, Mr. K
Robb Bert 23/Apr/17 2nd
with Steve George
Flavio 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Indus ??/2017 -
James Oswald 11/Sep/16 Lead G/U

With some lowering off and trying again from us both.

with Nigel
ralphio 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

A pumpy little number.

with Nik
buxtoncoffeelover 18/Jun/16 2nd

Nice traverse, awkward to place gear, strenuous mantel, bold lead

with Ralph
Paul ablitt 22/May/16 Lead G/U
MischaHY 23/Apr/16 Solo O/S

Rather more exciting as a solo, I suspect. Entertaining last move.

Dave Musgrove Jnr 23/Apr/16 2nd
with Jonny Morgan
Cake 23/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Point 26

morganator 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
timrooker 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S

easier for the tall

pete1993 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

felt pretty easy but then it probably helps to have your feet on the good ledge so can see how its hard for the short

with Tim
Cake 03/Apr/16 Lead RP

Another 6 years and I can do it, but it was still hard

Sam McCarthy 23/Feb/16 Lead G/U

Tried to mantel to early, that was desperate

Hidden ??/2016 -
ellis 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Hollinger
Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead
Martin Bagshaw 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Martin couldn't follow. Quite hard and bold for the grade

with Martin Wei?mann
Mark Kemball 04/Oct/15 2nd
with David Smart
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Lead β
MSchobitz 03/Jun/15 Lead β

On Calums gear, with his beta. Probably can only barely claim HVS...

Calum Wadsworth 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Tried mantling too early a couple of times and it was nails, moved left a bit further and put some more cams in, by this point I was fairly boxed, but thankfully mantle shelving in the right place wasn't too bad.

with micki
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead dnf
LDudill 16/May/15 2nd O/S
with Tom nicholls
Hidden 13/May/15 2nd O/S
phil64 19/Apr/15 Lead rpt

great moves for the tall!

with phil baker
bigdrew 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Reuben
Canyak ??/2015 -
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 02/Oct/14 2nd
the power 02/Oct/14 Lead dnf
with Andy
WillDoyle 10/Sep/14 Lead O/S
ashtond6 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
alp79 24/Aug/14 2nd dog

One rest before mantel, great move.

with Rosa, Jonny Ashton
simon kimber 01/Apr/14 2nd
with Tom Parry
Hidden 15/Mar/14 2nd
Matthew Ferrier 26/Feb/14 Solo O/S

Reachy. 5b for the tall 6a for the short? Good little route.

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Wil Treasure 10/Nov/13 Lead
al123 22/Sep/13 Lead
Gudge 20/Aug/13 2nd O/S
elyben 30/Jun/13 Lead
cpt_crunch 03/Jun/13 Lead dog
Andy Peak 1 03/Mar/13 Lead

Strait forward 5b

samt ??/2013 -
Hidden 30/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 28/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jwpil 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Deacon
Julia Chatterton 18/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Aptly named given the clouds that attacked us later that day...Nice climb though.

with Pep
rustaldo 11/Aug/12 Solo O/S

surprisingly worthwhile. probably best done highball.

Neil R 27/May/12 2nd dog

Too hot / tired to lead

tonanf 16/May/12 Lead dog
with deacon
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead dnf
deacondeacon 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
louby 25/Mar/12 2nd
chris_B 25/Mar/12 Lead
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
mattorford 23/Nov/11 2nd
AielSavage 23/Nov/11 Lead

cold meant that i couldn't feel my fingers from halfway up. good route though

victim of mathematics 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S
James Oswald 24/Oct/11 -

Hard work hanging around to place the gear in the break! Excellent mantle. Tough. Also a lack of good gear on the start wasn't pleasant!

with Colin Angus
Jonathan Hall 11/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 11/Sep/11 Lead
with Wee man
bwestwood 10/Sep/11 2nd
ojp 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S

love the mantal move

with Dave
Dave Foster 21/Aug/11 Lead dog

Muffed the mantel a good five times. Only tried it facing one way which might've made all the difference...

with Si
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/11 Lead β
Graeme Hammond 19/Jun/11 2nd rpt
Jim Slater 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt
geddicakes 14/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead
cobweb 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with martyn hopson
liamoloughlin 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
mark20 27/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/11 2nd dnf
Hidden 19/May/11 Lead O/S
richardr 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
elCapitano 09/Apr/11 Lead dnf
elCapitano 09/Apr/11 2nd dog
M_W_Court 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mattorford 08/Apr/11 Lead
quiffhanger 12/Feb/11 Solo
uphillnow ??/2011 -
rurp ??/2011 Lead O/S
Rich Guest 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Committed to the initail moves after various previous contemplations... Got pumpy towards finish, particularly becasue i opted to place a cam mid mantel and felt the need to pop back down to check it seated properly... Phew! Wicked little route

Hidden 17/Oct/10 -
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Si dH 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Found the crux pretty hard, felt like 5c, but I'm not good at press-down type moves.

with Neil Furniss
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Oct/10 Lead RP

got pumped stupid as I tried to do the route without the massive flat jug, retreated for a rest but the fell off and decked with rope stretch on the next attempt (almost new ropes). Had a long rest while James did another route and I got back on it as it got dark by head torch. This time I was less pumped and used the jug then the mantle felt so straight forward I was a bit annoyed to have messed up first go

Pythonist 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S

A true test of mantel skill under pressure. Manage to fluff the crux, then catch the fall and have another go.

Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Cake 19/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Massive move! I'm coming back

with Angus
Adam Potter 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 14/Mar/10 2nd O/S

desperate for the short! im 5ft6 and this was a stretch fo me! didnt help when Ben made me laugh! push on the holds get better. English 5c if you round my height! good uk if your any shorter its gnna be pumpy as fck!

Hidden 31/Jan/10 Lead rpt
RossG ??/2010 -
stephenhartley ??/2010 2nd
Birdo 16/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ceri Lewis
AJ007 19/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Dan
dan gibson 19/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with AJ
Mike_Hayes 13/Sep/09 -
Mr Sparkle 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
chris sm 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
PaulHermes 12/Jul/09 2nd
with Stewart VCCC
ebf 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Hard on the forearms!

with Woody
PaulHermes 12/Jul/09 2nd
with Stewart VCCC
AngelaC 16/Jun/09 2nd
Coel Hellier 13/Jun/09 Lead
BeccaSnowden 11/Jun/09 2nd dog
with Tom
thomasadixon 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Tough crux.

with Becca
Joe Costello 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mrtom ?/Jun/09 Lead dnf
mattwyles1 ?/Jun/09 2nd
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 31/May/09 Solo O/S
riddle 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Nice climbing.

with Yasmina
switch 02/May/09 Solo rpt
Sankey 05/Apr/09 2nd dnf
with Luke
richgibson ??/2009 Lead RP
Nicos 11/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with john crook
cy 18/Oct/08 2nd
with Al
Al Franks 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
RagingPuffin 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Nicki, Claire
jameswbrae 18/Oct/08 -

fun climb with a solid mantle crux at the top - easier once had reached for the edgy hold with the right, but still felt like I'd eaten my tricep

with Doug
Hidden 18/Oct/08 Lead β
Skell 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Hidden 14/Jul/08 Lead O/S
roberto18 17/Jun/08 Lead
with Tom Nickols
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Solo O/S
HimTiggins 18/May/08 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with NCC Kelvin
Mark Walter 10/May/08 Lead dog

got pumped placing the blind cams and not trusting them, took a rest

Eccentric 10/May/08 2nd O/S
galpinos 03/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mark
SteveM 09/Mar/08 Lead RP

Another daemon slain :-)

with Kat
kitkat78 09/Mar/08 2nd dog
with SteveM
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead dog
flat eric 16/Feb/08 2nd dog
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
Sidekick ??/2008 Lead O/S
craig d ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Bullybones ??/2008 -
freakeystyley34 21/Oct/07 Lead dnf
Ram MkiV 20/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead RP
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Monk 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
gingerdave13 30/Sep/07 Lead β

seconded when monk did (to remove gear) then led (with same gear) must be something for the tall.. could rest, relax and place cams no issue.

with Monk
Joe Dove 23/Sep/07 Lead
with kev
jonnyboy 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Armitage
Hidden 29/May/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Caralynh 28/Mar/07 2nd dnf

Not tall enough to reach the good holds, and not good enough to do it without!

dan gibson 02/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with jon redshaw
JPGR 02/Mar/07 2nd
with Daniel
maybe_si 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with charlie
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Luke Brooks 22/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Rob Grant 22/Sep/06 2nd
Stig 30/Aug/06 2nd dnf

Rain stopped play.

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Owen W-G 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Denison
Mark Stevenson 28/May/06 Lead O/S
with Oli
Hidden 28/May/06 2nd O/S
Gambit 11/May/06 Lead O/S
with Tim
Alex Mason 04/Mar/06 Lead O/S

another good route, JUST long enough to reach the foot holds quite easy and odd line but a good route with a nice final move

with joe young
Boy ??/2006 -
Pete Graham ??/2006 Lead
with Jonny Reay
Charlie Williams ?/May/05 Lead dog
with Chris Sloan
SteveM ??/2005 Lead dnf

Backed off from the traverse.

with Tobs
cem 17/Apr/04 Lead β
with Pete Atkinson
adam carless ??/2004 Lead O/S

preplaced gear from Pete falling off it.

with Craig
willackers ??/2004 Lead O/S
with J.Bickerstaff
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/03 Lead β
Hidden 28/May/03 Lead β
Mark A Humphries 28/May/03 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Mark Collins 13/Apr/03 2nd O/S
with Andrew Eakins
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Dad
Daniel Armitage 15/Mar/03 Lead RP
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead
Ram MkiV ??/2003 Lead O/S

went easily on the good day at easter time, see wuthering, NTBTA

with Andy Reeve
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/02 2nd O/S
cem 15/Jun/02 Lead dnf

Too pumped after doing both Unconquerables

with Sally Dipple, Dave Amos
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
mcb ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Marc
migs493 22/Jul/01 2nd β
skygodley 19/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Julia Bodle
Hidden ?/Jun/01 Lead
Hidden 20/May/01 2nd
Paul Boardman 20/Oct/00 2nd O/S
Ropeboy 10/Jun/00 Lead
Strong Steve 23/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/00 2nd
Tim Sparrow ??/2000 Lead
dan gibson ??/2000 -
Hidden 12/Sep/99 2nd
Gus ??/1999 Lead
with ben rouse
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
r0b ??/1999 2nd
richsmithinbristol 18/Oct/98 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/98 Lead
Hidden 30/May/98 Lead
bigphil 19/May/98 Lead O/S
with Phil R
The Reaper 20/Jul/97 Lead O/S
RossG123 ??/1997 -
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Keith S.
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/95 Lead
Rich Kirby ?/Jan/95 Lead O/S
with Andy Mackay
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
chris sm 30/Jun/94 TR rpt

Failed on Lead.

with Francis Taylor
Roget 24/Apr/94 Solo rpt
Rich Kirby 10/Oct/93 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/93 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/93 Lead RP
Hidden 26/Jun/93 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 05/Sep/92 2nd
with Martin Veale
Hidden 21/Jun/92 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/92 Lead β

Dave had failed on it, but had placed the vital runners. Cue some ethical arguments !

with Dave Gurney
Hidden 26/Aug/91 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/91 Lead
adi bryant 14/Oct/90 2nd O/S
with Ollie
Andy Say 03/Jul/90 Solo
Michael Hood 18/Mar/90 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/88 Lead
goi.ashmore 03/May/88 Lead O/S
with Dave Forster
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
J R R Hartley ?/Sep/87 2nd O/S
with Pete Beasley
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 29/Nov/86 -
with Kim Greenald
Neil McA 05/Oct/86 Lead rpt
with Dave Wills
Neil McA 26/Apr/86 2nd O/S
with Martin Wilson, Beak 2
Hidden 02/Jul/85 Lead
stp 03/Mar/84 Solo O/S
mark-abz 16/Sep/82 TR
with Andy W
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