Rockfax Description
The flake-crack in the left-hand edge of the smooth wall gives short-lived fun is but quite arduous and high in the grade. © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Hidden 04/Oct/17 Lead
mattfarr 13/Jul/17 Lead O/S
jshields 02/Jul/17 Solo
Ben Bransby 27/Jun/17 Solo
royle883 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/17 2nd
TobyA 14/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Started to lead but decided I didn't have a big enough cam. Simon gave it a go and scared himself a little! Tough at VS.

with Kev, SimonW
davewsargent 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
adi bryant 21/May/17 Solo O/S
Wayne S 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Old school crack with rounded top out. Good value.

with Mel
keitht 22/Apr/17 Solo
MrFantastic 06/Oct/16 Solo O/S
stev1e.wilso 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 02/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Jules Lane 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Mynydd Catherine E, Mynydd Rachael H
colin milton 30/Sep/16 Lead

Very safe with Bob's big cam.

bobpilgrem 30/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Colin
Rob McGurk 16/Sep/16 Lead dnf

Frustrating. The climbing was really good but I didn't want to commit too high without the benefit of a size 5 friend.

with Alice
Marl 14/Sep/16 Solo O/S

Roped solo ascent

The Grist 11/Sep/16 Solo
Hidden 30/May/16 Lead
tobyk 14/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/16 2nd
Andy Moles 13/May/16 Solo
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
johncoxmysteriously 25/Mar/16 2nd
with Mike Pollak, Sean Kenny
cem 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd dog
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead
Ian Hylands 23/Aug/15 2nd β

Stiff little layback and hard to protect without huge gear.

with Sarah Lee, Antonio Ferra
Montecore 06/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Luckily had Graeme's big cams to hand, you have to be up for the solo without them.

with Krzysztof
john max 06/Aug/15 2nd
with Sean Nugent
Antonio Ferra ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/15 Solo O/S
andyevans 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Bring big cams otherwise youre going soloing until just below the top. Must have jammed near every limb in the crack all at once.

Hidden 18/Apr/15 Solo
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 17/Apr/15 Solo O/S

thought it was going to be vdiff from the ground!

Flavio 06/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Mark Loveday 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Hard work but over soon enough. Not well protected unless monster cams available. A fall could be bad for the back...

gpcomps 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Mark L
Braintax ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
eel 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S
with Ian
ralphio 12/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Flake not as positive as I'd expected. Would be a nasty one to fall on.

with Nik
ianstevens 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S

Bit of a fight, but good stuff. Textbook grit VS.

Hidden 21/Feb/15 2nd O/S
steady ??/2015 -

320 mile round trip to do two top-ropes ... In the rain. But it was worse at Bamford. This was the first. Dry until the top two moves that were very, very greasy. Powerful.

with Peter J, Carole
morganator 01/Sep/14 Solo
with Tony Stone, Tom Bridgeland
admackie 23/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Tithe Technique 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Charley's lead. Only reason I managed to get this clean is because you can stick your knee in and just sit there!!! What an awkward pumpy climb...sort of fun in a way once it was finished but I was soooooo thrashed when I finished, had to really work for this one. Definitely not a warm up route!!! I found it more testing than Right Unconquerable!!

charley 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Glad I backed off the solo on this one, tougher then it looks - good knee jams though :)

with Ange, Kev
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 14/May/14 Solo O/S
Handsforfeet 02/May/14 2nd

Lay backed. Physical!

with Nik
Hidden 10/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Brown 09/Mar/14 Solo
with Lilifa
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
KDhruev 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Katie
andy jennings 08/Sep/13 2nd
with Mr. Lovatt
bobpilgrem 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dennis
Hidden 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
natalio 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Alex S
Kirill 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with David Gruber, David Sim
mrginna 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with John, Jack Bramhall
jack01 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with John, lan
Ramblin dave 20/Apr/13 2nd
with David Gruber, Kiril
Paul Hy 21/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Deacon
deacondeacon 21/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Didn't have a big enough cam for the crack but put a cam in a horizontal break 6" from the top as the direct finish mantle was a little worrying. Nice route, shame it's not twice as long.

Hidden 03/Nov/12 Lead
BenNorman 14/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Good fun, massive handholds make it secure

Ollie B 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
with B.Brewer
harold walmsley 13/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Tough 4c

ClareG 26/Aug/12 TR

Short interesting lay back

Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/12 Lead
stuaart 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

VS with a big cam. Without would definitely be pretty necky.

with Mark
tsjx 18/Mar/12 2nd
with John Mc, Bruce
Hidden ??/2012 -
fatbuoybazza 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd rpt
dan_o_b ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Sep/11 Lead
philboy 28/Jul/11 Lead
with bisanth
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Mark Dennison 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Dawn
steve_yo 10/Jul/11 2nd
with smacks, jojo
Anthony Dixon 16/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 27/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 28/May/10 TR
Ketu 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Pete H
MarkCunnington 23/May/10 Lead O/S
arunthomas 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mark C
gethin_allen 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S

really glad that i had a size five friend, although, In its highest position i still got a good few feet above it before other gear became apparent.

with Flicka
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead dnf
Mattyk 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S

More worrying than i had though on the solo

with Jo, Ali K, Jamie Moss
Stig 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
BicepAndrews 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
keithpeck 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S

had seconded many years ago. was my first climb outside. wouldn't say its a great route really and unprotected on lead.

Graeme Hammond 05/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Solo
PenJD 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Jenny Williams
schaff ?/May/09 Lead O/S
metal arms 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
john lynch 27/Sep/08 Lead
with Lewis Andrew, rich armour
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/08 2nd O/S
markbenton 17/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Solo O/S
HimTiggins 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Rob Davies 10/May/08 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Ed Booth 18/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jan/08 Lead β
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 2nd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Sgt. Vest 01/Dec/07 Lead O/S
with gareth buckley
edmitchell 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with steven elson
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Solo
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
schaff ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Zindy
Sidekick ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Nicos 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 17/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Roget 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Kyle, jim
adam carless 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S

It looks like a chockstone has recently appeared, very useful.

with Pali
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Aug/06 Solo O/S
arin78 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Mark
Andy Chubb 09/Jun/06 -
with Steve Goodman
simonw1 22/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Solo
Hidden 15/May/05 Lead
Theeni 15/May/05 Lead
with Will Perry
Hidden 15/May/05 2nd
Phil West 01/May/05 2nd rpt
with Kiwi Jon
eduardo 17/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Duncan Willey
SteveM 10/Apr/05 2nd
with Keith
Irk the Purist ??/2005 Lead O/S

Only HS in the BMC guide. It was desperate for that grade!

with Rachel Scott
Hidden 19/Sep/04 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S
BicepAndrews ??/2004 2nd
with Pete Krug
Blod 11/Oct/02 Lead O/S

Sandbag at HS.

with Ronnie
Phil West 13/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Chris Tan
Hidden 06/Jul/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
chrisrogers ?/May/01 Lead O/S
with Steve J
Hidden 16/Jan/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/97 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 09/Oct/96 Lead
with Dave Walch
Strong Steve 08/Jun/96 Lead O/S
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
nai ??/1995 Lead
leathers ??/1991 -
Andy Say 03/Oct/89 Solo
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Neil McA 26/Apr/84 Solo
babymoac 08/Nov/81 Lead
with Maddy R
duncan ?/Sep/79 Solo O/S
mikej 08/Sep/69 Solo
with E
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