Rockfax Description
Climb the flake and continue up the wider crack above. It is about as strenuous as you might expect from its name. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Wide Cracks, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

slab_happy 17/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Droyd
Hidden 29/Sep/16 Lead O/S
lukevf 29/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Ben G
Rob McGurk 19/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Lovely graunchy tussle!

with Alice
AliceJS 19/Sep/16 2nd
with Rob
alexjf 14/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Got stuck in the wider crack

with Roshan
rob 528 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Tom66 03/Aug/16 2nd

loads of laughs, good route to end the day on as the rain came in

Joe.Elliott1 03/Aug/16 Lead

This route is hilarious, only wish is that it was 2/3 times longer.

with Tom E
Markheighton 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
danieleaston 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Scott, Jake
Hidden 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
JGriffiths 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Scott (AMC), Dan Easton
AlexxelA 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 21/Jun/16 2nd O/S
matt.stevenson 18/Jun/16 AltLd

Amy led to the ledge then I finished from there. A struggle.

Amy Sears 18/Jun/16 AltLd

Really fun but really tough!

CJC 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ollie
Oliver-Lambourn08 09/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with CJC
Marq 22/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/16 2nd dog
mitch 14/May/16 -
with Vicky Hoolohan
FlavioL1989 08/May/16 Solo O/S
jonhowson 20/Apr/16 Lead rpt

This route is so good.

with Chris
Hidden 17/Apr/16 -
CJC 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Ollie
Oliver-Lambourn08 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with CJC
DHHZ 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
dpmUK 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Wondered too far left at one point

adam carless 03/Apr/16 2nd
with dpmuk
royle883 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
neillmackay 25/Mar/16 2nd
Becks87 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S
atom 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Robin Nichols 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Roger
Roget 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with robin
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Ian Hylands 20/Sep/15 2nd β


Griff1990 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
sas 03/Sep/15 Solo O/S
gladys 16/Aug/15 Lead

W Paul Horsman

paulh.0776 16/Aug/15 2nd
jonhowson 11/Aug/15 2nd O/S


with Fran
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd dog
HarryM123 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Lead dnf
Jamie Everitt 30/May/15 Lead O/S
with Joseff, Rebekka Brandt, Jack Buckle
josefft 30/May/15 2nd O/S

First ever outdoor climb!

caradoc 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with emma v.
mark44 23/May/15 Lead O/S

v arwkward

SamT1 16/May/15 2nd β
knighty 16/May/15 Lead O/S

It is indeed strenuous!!!

with SamT1
Hidden 13/May/15 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 20/Mar/15 Solo O/S
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
matt1024 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 01/Nov/14 2nd

I attempted to lead but ran out of strength.

with Helen Odwell
Slarti B 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
hthom 18/Oct/14 Lead G/U
with Mark Warrnet
Simon Caldwell 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S

HS 4b in the BMC guide, which is closer than S 4a, but I wouldn't argue with VS 4c. Would be bold without a massive cam (luckily we had a no 4 camalot)

with Carmen
Hidden 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Alessandro Tentori 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsten Donovan
Montecore 24/Aug/14 2nd β

Horrible thrutchy nightmare - went off route to the left to get up it

with Matt Ray
FernandoHidalgo 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
sadlerbrett 23/Aug/14 TR O/S
with Alex Roberts
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Johnny B Diggerman 18/May/14 2nd O/S

Nice start, the off width crack is awkward but worth it.

with Paul G
quickdrawmcraw 18/May/14 Lead
with hannah
Wevcore 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with James
JB-Rock 05/May/14 Lead
with Kevin
Nick1812P 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S
with Jamie
Curly Rich 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Damp thrutchy felt hard for the grade.

with Anna, Ollie
robblowen 02/Jan/14 Lead O/S
JoeWakefield 02/Jan/14 2nd
munch88 02/Jan/14 2nd β
with rob
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Brown 01/Dec/13 Solo
with Solo
DanChad 10/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 10/Nov/13 Lead

Awkward to enter the upper grove.

Paul Hy 07/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/13 Lead
Marshall ?/Oct/13 2nd
with Dan Wiseman
stokienomad 29/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Graces first HS second .

mrdigitaljedi 29/Sep/13 2nd
with stokienomad
grace jones 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with damon heath
Matt Marsh 24/Sep/13 2nd
HVSJames 24/Sep/13 Lead
DanielGyi 08/Sep/13 Solo O/S
kozzi 31/Aug/13 2nd
John-Henry 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Naomi.P ?/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 31/May/13 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 31/May/13 Solo rpt

nails for 4a, but easier than i remembered

mapperley samurai 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Sorts out the difference preferences in Ben and me. He loved it, I just mourned the loss of skin.

with Ben Moss
Hidden 19/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead
Hidden 06/May/13 2nd O/S
alaster tonge 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
Marcus B 04/May/13 Lead
PeteMc 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/13 2nd
Rhi Rhi 21/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Col Kingshott 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
stephen Rowley 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Marc Colbeck
Will Gordon 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S

In the dark.

Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead
Kendrick 29/Aug/12 AltLd dog
with Si
simonscubadiver 28/Aug/12 2nd dog

Dave tried to lead he couldn't do the top bit - I tried and neither could I both eventually at the top after a little cheating!

Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead
Pilch 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Graham
Steve J P 10/Jun/12 2nd

Got into top crack on second attempt

with BW
Bernie Wylde 10/Jun/12 Lead
with sp
Ron 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Clive
tsjx 18/Mar/12 2nd
with John Mc, Bruce
Hidden ??/2012 -
Greg Jones 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S


alexei.nicholas 05/Nov/11 2nd dog
with Jonny Webb, Greg Jones
rockman 03/Oct/11 Lead

Top crack harder than severe - suprisingly insecure.

timcedwards 03/Oct/11 2nd
feilx 18/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Richard P Coates 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Frank, ianjfsutcliffe
Hidden 02/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/11 2nd
LP 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Met Mike on ledge after a valiant effort. Awesome udgefest! 5a though surely!

SteveM 14/Aug/11 Solo
Adam1973 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
stewart murray 14/Aug/11 2nd
pc1983 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
ladymuck 24/Jul/11 2nd dog

Knee jam, ankle jam, arms only just strong enough...

MJP 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Good value. Certain level of struggle to get gear in at top whilst hanging on

Brannock 01/Jul/11 Solo O/S
CGlennie 28/May/11 Lead O/S
with Will Mills
remus 11/May/11 Solo O/S

Hard work

sylwia 08/May/11 2nd

Tough climb as name suggests. A struggle!

with Stuart, Ross
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 08/May/11 -
hazeysunshine 08/May/11 Lead O/S
with Beatrice
Rhythm24 03/May/11 Solo O/S
will randall 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with sarah
Dr Rorlasaurus 28/Apr/11 2nd

Not a VDiff!

alexanderbeetle 28/Apr/11 Lead
hairynortherner 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Lovely lower section, very hard udge fest upper. Done easier vs routes.

with Andy
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Solo O/S
jon thompson27 12/Mar/11 AltLd
with Alex Thompson
bigzy86 08/Mar/11 Lead O/S
knicos 12/Feb/11 2nd
with Sam Taylor
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
mattish2000 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Andrew Smith
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
andy_e 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Tithe Technique 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

What a horrible climb and it really does not deserve a star.... Don't bother with this one...

Plungeman 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Anders, Dave S
valentinesbabe 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
colin milton 08/Aug/10 Lead
with little vic
Oliver Houston 08/Aug/10 2nd
treg 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Seemed tough for a S4a getting into the second crack, but reading other people's commets, I apparently was approaching it the right way.

with The Clevenger
Hidden 26/Jul/10 TR
KeenClimber 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ron, Lee Healey
manwithacam 12/Jun/10 Lead

Found this harder than the E1 I did later in the day. Not the sort of climbing one practices down the wall but surely nearer hs 4c/5a?

with rachel
liamryan 30/May/10 Lead O/S

A moderate climb with some strenuous moves required to complete it. Overall a climb I emjoyed

Hidden 25/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/Apr/10 TR RP
alexyoung 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

No way is than S!

with Andrea
broady 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Easy to start but the final crack was a bit of a thrutch

with S Watkiss
john.gaffney 10/Apr/10 Lead
with torialou, Peter Morrisdaboss
Hidden 20/Mar/10 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/10 Lead
stephenhartley ??/2010 Lead O/S
philw ??/2010 -
pete1993 ??/2010 -
mountaingoatgirl ??/2010 Lead

Strenuous was an understatment

with Nick Bean
jimmys 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Tom F
howlingbaboon 23/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Ady
aipattison 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Joe, Henry
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
DGY 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with John, Barbara, Paul
le_grimpeur 12/Sep/09 2nd
with Dad
ojp 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Si
Hidden 20/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/09 2nd
Howard J 20/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Also with Rachel Smith. A bit of a struggle to get into the top crack.

with Darren Shepherd
Graeme Hammond 05/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Piers Harley 02/Aug/09 Lead
with Paul Winder
Danny Crump 29/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead O/S
hailtryfan ?/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Danny
rens 23/May/09 Lead RP

Well worth it. Looks like a hold has broken recently on the face outside the upper off-width. Oddly reminiscent of jtree, without the teeth.

with viktor kolomeyko
Steven Andrews 03/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd O/S
adam carless 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S

a few squirmy moves, but good fun.

with Jon_nz
sharpie530 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Neil Pacey 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Felt very traditional, good use of shoulder jamming.

Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Feb/09 2nd O/S
67hours 28/Feb/09 2nd
with douglas
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 01/Dec/08 Solo dnf
Strong Steve 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead
rayash 21/Jul/08 2nd

its no giveaway

with greg
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/08 2nd
Mike Lee 25/Jun/08 Lead
with Michelle
Hidden 08/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/08 2nd
Ian Broome 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Tanya
TGreen 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
with sam w
gambit247 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S

good old fashioned climbing.

chris_j_s 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Catherine Speakman, Angela Sankey
btc 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with elliot hunston
Hidden 07/Jan/08 TR
TiffTiff 21/Oct/07 Solo O/S
antpayne2003 ?/Oct/07 Lead
with Angela Morgan
chadrads 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with dusko basich
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Piers Harley 25/Apr/07 Lead
with Richard Matthews
PanzerHanzler 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 10/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 31/Mar/07 2nd
Flax 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Toby Reichenbach
victim of mathematics 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Jaime
Rjukan ?/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
lemonhead1986 ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Lauren Foster
Hidden 17/Sep/06 Lead
Stig 30/Aug/06 Solo
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 28/Aug/06 Solo β
Hidden 28/Aug/06 Lead
rob wmc 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Pete & Steve
gibbo38 03/Jun/06 Lead
with brian
naughtybadboy 03/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead
simonw1 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Allan Watson
Hidden 24/Sep/05 Lead
WRMusall 24/Sep/05 2nd
with Charlie G
Nicos 21/Sep/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ?/Jun/05 2nd
SMc 15/May/05 -
with Anne
Hidden 24/Apr/05 2nd O/S
shoulderbreaker 08/May/04 Lead O/S
with Luke Foulger
JPM71 ??/2004 AltLd O/S

short partner started up it.

Hidden ??/2004 Lead
roverhead 21/Jun/03 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/03 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
bigphil 21/May/01 Lead O/S
with Kate
Rampikino 24/Feb/01 Lead
Paul-Michael 11/Sep/99 2nd O/S

Diccon's lead.

with Gary Bond, Diccon Proctor
buxtoncoffeelover ?/Nov/96 Solo
DundeeDave 06/Jul/96 2nd
with Charlie, Ben Hughes
stokienomad 10/Jun/96 Lead
rocktigger ??/1996 Lead O/S

Like the traditionalists, in my walking boots. An' it eat my sole!!!

with chopper
andrewbooth1000 30/Jul/95 2nd
Chris the Tall ?/Aug/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/94 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/90 Lead
goi.ashmore 23/Sep/89 Lead O/S
with Marc Bellingall
Iain Thow 13/Jun/87 Solo
tapley 28/Jul/83 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Nigel Bond 14/May/77 Solo
mikej 23/Feb/74 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
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