Rockfax Description
A traditional grovel. Sprint up the right-slanting layback, then swing right to the base of a wider section. Alternatively, take the jamming crack in the centre of the face - better. Improvise a way up the wide bit then step left for the easiest finish or go direct. © Rockfax

FA. Frank Elliot 1930

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Wide Cracks, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Jake's Freshers meet ticklist, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, 'Soft' Peak HVSs., UK road to wide crack mastery.

Derek Furze 22/Oct/18 2nd

Real grovel on the wide crack. Robin left blood all over it!

with Simon Rankine, robint12
robint12 22/Oct/18 Lead
AlexMorris 27/Sep/18 Solo O/S
EllieWoods 23/Sep/18 2nd rpt
petecallaghan 23/Sep/18 TR RP
Hidden 22/Sep/18 Lead
Fiona Hughes 22/Sep/18 2nd
with SP
Hidden 01/Sep/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/18 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/18 Lead
bradleyrichards93 16/Aug/18 Lead dog
mattwilk 05/Aug/18 Lead dog

Brilliant and brutal. Turns out getting INTO the crack is the hard bit. Got stood up but went the wrong way. Layback and face climb is definitely the way to go once established. Pretty straightforward finish once I'd figured that.

with Alex
matthewbpt 20/Jul/18 2nd O/S
with Phil, JimBee
JimBee 20/Jul/18 2nd O/S

Approached from the right. Horrible move halfway.

with Phil Muir, matthewbpt
JimBee 20/Jul/18 Lead rpt

Still a horrible move even approaching if from the left hand branch. Needs a number 4 cam.

poeter210 30/Jun/18 Lead G/U
with druss
wilkinscl 30/Jun/18 Lead O/S
with Katharine
Hidden 30/Jun/18 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/18 AltLd
Wil Treasure 23/Jun/18 AltLd
georgenvk 17/Jun/18 Lead O/S
aspiratti 17/Jun/18 2nd
Edale 17/Jun/18 Lead
with Yvonne
Hidden 16/Jun/18 Lead rpt
MJS 16/Jun/18 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/18 2nd
takaczapka 15/Jun/18 Lead O/S
with Jeremy
richfitz 09/Jun/18 2nd O/S
foobar123 10/May/18 2nd β

Stanage VS challenge, route 21/36, finished 1424. Absolute thrutchfest!

Hidden 10/May/18 Lead O/S
tprebs 05/May/18 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/May/18 Lead dog
RayG 03/May/18 Lead dnf

Blinkers on!

RayG 03/May/18 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/18 2nd rpt
BlueJohn 21/Apr/18 Lead dog
with slacky
bclifton 14/Apr/18 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 08/Apr/18 2nd O/S
with Georgio
GeorgiePorgie1 08/Apr/18 Lead O/S

Tough graft, but battled through and topping felt really rewarding. Quality grit stuff!

with Jim Broomhead
Kirill 08/Apr/18 2nd
Ilia Nadyrbayev 08/Apr/18 Lead
with Kirill
Hidden 25/Mar/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/18 Lead O/S
jameslomax 11/Mar/18 Lead dog

Went up right crack with jams, then traverse was unreasonably wet (a puddle), weighted gear to formulate a plan, carefully traversed soaking holds and got a bomber fist jam... with the wrong hand, stood up, realised my mistake, thrutched and swore at my now stuck hand, then descended, unstuck it and fell/jumped off. Third time lucky [beta warning]: I traversed further left, reached high and lay-backed to stand up in the puddle. Got quite pumped and quite scared - didn't help that the procedure for finding a new hold that wasn't unreasonably wet involved a lengthy preliminary drying process.

with Geoff
geoffwhite 11/Mar/18 2nd
Francesco Di Lallo 12/Nov/17 Lead
garethm 06/Nov/17 2nd

Bottom crack fun then tricky hand traverse. Pumped as hell by the top. Had to rest twice. Thrutch!

Droyd 05/Nov/17 Lead dnf

Dripping wet

with Rory Smith
Steve Wootton 18/Oct/17 Lead O/S

First route back after USA with severe jet-lag! Shat my pants!

scarmichael 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/17 2nd rpt
SGD 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Tough. Not my style but sometimes you just have to get on these things. Traverse was very greasy and the wide bit was bloody hard.

with vholmes
Hidden 14/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/17 Lead
TimMorgan 24/Sep/17 2nd dog

Traverse was greasy and fell off.

with Clegm
Clegm 24/Sep/17 Lead dog
climberchristy 29/Aug/17 2nd rpt

Lynn's warm up before she got Left Unconquerable done.

with LMS
chelle 29/Aug/17 2nd
LMS 29/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Got wedged in the wide crack for a moment!! A bit awkward but a good fun climb, enjoyed it.

SHeapy85 15/Aug/17 2nd β

One rest really hard wedge

with Josh Hadley
Josh Hadley 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 09/Aug/17 Lead dnf

RH start

with Blake
Paul Hy 09/Aug/17 2nd rpt

after failing on lead

with Blake
Hidden 09/Aug/17 Lead O/S
crossleysm 06/Aug/17 2nd rpt
derekwwl 06/Aug/17 Lead dog
ned_85 06/Aug/17 2nd
SamStrong93 06/Aug/17 Lead
with ned_85
Gordon W 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Rob Law
Alkis 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Route 25/36 of the VS Challenge Absolutely stupendously nails. Found loads of gear but a lot of the time clipping it was hard, as I kept getting the rope jammed in the crack with my legs.

RobScarisbrick 05/Aug/17 Lead

VS Challenge, horrendous scrap

Hidden 05/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/17 2nd RP
mrphilipoldham 03/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Right hand start, left hand exit coz I'd had enough

HenryMeier 03/Aug/17 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
gav 08/Jul/17 2nd β

VS Challenge route 21/36. Start time 13:04. Hard, but glad of all the random crack practice over the last year or so.

Hidden 08/Jul/17 Lead
sara n 07/Jul/17 2nd dog
with Paul Wolf
Fellover 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S

VS Challenge Day 2 - Laybacked the wide bit, final route.

Hidden 05/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
K Mckay 02/Jul/17 2nd O/S

21st route of the Stanage VS Challenge. Good on Jon for leading this

milena 01/Jul/17 Lead dog
with drobin
Fraser hill-casey 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

13:40 Route 21 of the day tiredness had begun to set in and it felt like a massive struggle

with evenL
evenL 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Ben Bransby 19/Jun/17 Solo
tom_drysdale 09/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with CRead
CRead 09/Jun/17 Lead dog

Christ almighty

high peak 1 ?/Jun/17 Lead
Dawn_K_B 21/May/17 2nd dog
GregClixby 21/May/17 Lead O/S
Mike505 18/May/17 Lead O/S

Lead on Phil's gear after he decided it was 'awful' (among many other words). Definitely one to leave the approach shoes on for. Bomber gear, good foot jams and a good laugh, a VS of old.

Manc88 18/May/17 Lead dnf

Awful. Just awful. Initial jamming crack is ok, after that, it's just a horrible, thrutchy grovel. Completely lost any desire to climb it after expending much energy and even more expletives!

Sarah Black 07/May/17 Lead O/S
irish paul 07/May/17 2nd
w-watson 06/May/17 Lead O/S
J.E.Spencer 06/May/17 2nd
ruairidhwad ?/May/17 Lead
with Dawn Brinkman
vinni 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S
seanlikeskites 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/17 2nd dog
Peakpdr 14/Mar/17 Lead rpt

Don't know why its being upgraded to HVS .. Vs all day long, tons of kit on it, just a bit thuggish.. must have being upgraded for all those indoor climbers that dont know how to jam..

davehopes 23/Oct/16 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
admackie 15/Oct/16 Lead
with Palmer
ashtond6 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
robblowen 02/Oct/16 2nd β
jimmysdead 23/Sep/16 Lead
mapperley samurai 23/Sep/16 2nd

Much harder than it looks from below. A good old grit struggle.

Vilius A. 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Rob Powell
keitht 01/Sep/16 Lead
dewiturton 01/Sep/16 2nd
with keitht
khalidq 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Dan Vaj
Dan Vaj 30/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with khalidq
khalidq 29/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Dan Vaj
MYox 29/Aug/16 2nd

Easier this time, but still thoroughly horrible.

Hidden 29/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/16 2nd
max_chan 16/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Robs_Uren 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Caitlin
nick ferro 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Macleod 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Caitlin 13/Aug/16 Lead dog
mickd 07/Aug/16 2nd
James_Kendal 06/Aug/16 2nd

Did the right hand wide crack version, a tight rope was needed!

MusicalMountaineer 06/Aug/16 2nd
Barrie Schofield II 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Andypeak 31/Jul/16 Lead
gaz3212 31/Jul/16 2nd O/S
Gloria 31/Jul/16 2nd
with Eric Pieuchot
chrisdjackson 31/Jul/16 2nd dog
with lewis
BarnDawg 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Ivan
Chris Murray 17/Jul/16 2nd
with DMC
DMC 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Did it with the alternative start and the direct finish.

with Al Copeland, Daz Copeland, Chris Murray
Andy Peak 1 07/Jul/16 Solo

Started to rain mid grovel almost fucked it:-)

Hidden 04/Jul/16 Lead
ned_85 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Senna
Senna 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with ned_85
crossleysm ?/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
Adam Willison 02/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd O/S
khalidq 28/May/16 Lead O/S

Right hand variation. Steady.

with Dan Vaj
RFWilkie 28/May/16 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 28/May/16 2nd rpt
with khalidq
Hidden 28/May/16 2nd
Constant Solo 16/May/16 2nd dog
MSchobitz 16/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/16 Lead O/S
Tim Rodgers 09/May/16 2nd
Flavio 08/May/16 Solo O/S
freemanTom 17/Apr/16 2nd

A proper thrutchy fight

with Anjay, Paul Davies
andrzej kierzek 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Paul Davies, freemanTom
jack89 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Left crack to start. Nice

with Mike
Dave Musgrove Jnr 17/Apr/16 2nd
with Debbie Birch
Rockley 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Mowglee
Mowglee 10/Apr/16 Lead rpt

VS challenge

with Rockley
James Oswald 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Grovelly and great

with Mr. K
Mr. K 03/Apr/16 2nd O/S
ferdia 02/Apr/16 2nd
Andy Moles 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with ferdia
Hidden 22/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
MischaHY 21/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Jake Young 13/Mar/16 2nd rpt

Stanage VS Challenge 21 out of 36. tricky crack.

Hidden ??/2016 -
Teappleby 25/Oct/15 Lead
Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Mark Stevenson 18/Oct/15 Lead rpt
GuyC 10/Oct/15 Lead dnf
with Jon Bell
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead β
JamesWilliams 03/Oct/15 2nd O/S
adamre12 03/Oct/15 Lead
cpt_crunch 26/Sep/15 Lead
phardy 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd β
Hidden 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Sep/15 TR
Jim Slater 22/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Maia
Maia 22/Aug/15 2nd dog

fine but pulled on cam to get through off width- too sweaty and just couldn't be bothered

Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/15 2nd dog
cdpuk 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Charles Leek
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd
ned_85 09/Aug/15 2nd
with Senna
Hidden 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Senna 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Took the right hand crack. Nice moves

with ned_85
TobyA 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with TonyB
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 2nd
tebs 18/Jul/15 2nd rpt
fatbuoybazza 18/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Left hand start this time, very good it is too

with daveyw
HimTiggins 18/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with tebs
Kevin Cass 05/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with S Westwood
adam088 27/Jun/15 2nd
with Quico
Dan Vaj 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with James Simpson
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S

16 Spicy without a giant cam

with Paul Deane
MYox 07/Jun/15 Lead dog

Dogged. Took the right crack to start, and that upper crack felt hard and greasy in the sun with no chalk.

Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd dog
jimjimjim 30/May/15 Lead

Relatively straight forward for the grade. There's good gear with cams so not scary in anyway

Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
ChrisBrooke 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Interesting to see this upgraded on here. Felt like a good old traditional VS struggle to me. Bring the big cams and grunt a bit.

with Duncan Bell
soph 21/May/15 Solo O/S
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
with soph
Hidden 17/May/15 2nd O/S
frost 16/May/15 Lead
with A Crook
Hidden 16/May/15 2nd O/S
Jim Walton 10/May/15 Lead O/S


with Chris M
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead dnf
Hidden 04/May/15 TR
eaf4 25/Apr/15 Lead dog

went up on Brians gear after hecame down from break. fell onto Chris's ancient Cam in horribl upper crack! haha

with Brian Shackleton
Teappleby 15/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Gave up and downclimbed as we needed to get back to the car to avoid getting locked in the car park!

Hidden 15/Apr/15 2nd
WhipperSnapper 09/Apr/15 Lead
bazilikiukas 09/Apr/15 2nd O/S
kylo-342 ?/Apr/15 2nd dog

fell out of the top offwidth crack. frustrating. need to sort my feet out better next time

with Julian M
Matt Shepherd 25/Mar/15 Lead β
Joe.Elliott1 21/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden 03/Mar/15 TR
harry_lewis 18/Feb/15 Lead O/S

On Albert's gear

with Albert & Nina
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
Hidden 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S
inspiration_needed 05/Oct/14 Lead dog

My first HVS! I fell twice at the crux off width. Had a number 4 cam so was safe enough but pumped myself out trying to get gear in a little hight. Should have just gone for it. Well I got up it in the end! Was a struggle but safe and fun all the way

with Mat Cooper
Olli-C 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S


youwillfindjimbo 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
julesmckim 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Desperate! Sustained!

with GeoMike
JasonK 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Neil Redgrave
gronbech 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
gazfellows 24/Aug/14 Lead

Awesome route. A classic Grit Hvs.

with Nic
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Aug/14 Lead dnf
Poco Loco 09/Aug/14 Lead dog

Right hand start, with a rest at the crux. Hard if you are not practiced at this climbing style.

with Phil Taylor
jasonpm 21/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Martin Hore
craigycraigo 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mountaingoatgirl 22/May/14 2nd
Keith Swainson 17/May/14 Lead
rooftops 05/May/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/14 Lead dnf
monkeyme2 20/Apr/14 2nd
mjeffery 04/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Albachoss 31/Mar/14 Lead β

The more pumped i got, the more secure the arm-jams were. Great jamming fun!

with Andrew.W
MichaelGallimore 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

On sumc spring trip '14. Tomas backed off after first crack. I finished. Spent a while with both hands and bothfeet jammed close to each other and wondering how to move.

with tomas andreau
spenser 01/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Got up to the traverse and decided to sack it off as what I assumed were the footholds were pretty green, one to be back for once I'm a bit more established at VS to try and make a serious break into HVS.

with Will Jasper, Jack Hinton
Hardcore Pat 22/Feb/14 Lead dog
with Dr Julie
the power 02/Jan/14 Lead dnf

had to bail it were piss wet through

with Paul Hy
Willythegreat ??/2014 -
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
e_t_1990 ?/Oct/13 2nd
Tony Holdsworth 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Quite damp

with Jo Rowell, Steve Smith
Paul Eckton 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Joshua Leak
knighty 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Lovely climb. Worth the star.

Subwaycups 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead
clams ?/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Raf
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Lead dog
MatthewH 18/Aug/13 Lead dnf

First fall :)

snapperdan 18/Aug/13 Lead β

Matt led the first part and fell I led the crux to the top.

Quarryboy 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

After my failure on "Goliath grove" was adamant about redeeming myself with an ascent of some tough looking hand jamming thing, this seemed to fit the bill aright. Loved the move at the top where you get the good holds then have to release your feet from the jams, pretty unique.

Stanners 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with James Rich, Quarryboy
JamesRich 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 09/Aug/13 Lead

Every type of jam deployed. Glad I had my Big Bertha cam protecting the crux moves from the top of the wide crack otherwise I would have bottled it or gone a long way had I fallen. HVS Hard 5a and pumpy. A great gritstone route nevertheless.

mtempest 09/Aug/13 2nd
Jimbo C 28/Jul/13 Lead dog
with Chris
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Jun/13 Lead dnf
David_Gledson 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with AlanP
Lumbering Oaf 01/Jun/13 Lead dog

Fell at transition into upper crack...

with Batt
Batt 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Jamming grr.

monkeyman79 31/May/13 Lead dog

Brutal upper section. Especially when green. Bring your fighting trousers!

with Jon Hubbard
lbarras 06/May/13 2nd O/S


Jake Young 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Harder than the E1's and E2's done that day, big cams would be very nice for this route

with lbarras
rd20 20/Apr/13 Lead dog

Fell same place as last time. Clearly still not sufficiently good at improvising!

with Claudina, Kirstie
alastairbegley 20/Apr/13 Lead dog
with David West
Mr. K 13/Apr/13 Lead dnf

Did the right-hand start which felt pretty steady but the top offwidth and ledge below it was covered in green slime and unclimbable so we ran away. One to come back to on a drier day for sure.

DaveMo 13/Apr/13 Lead dog

crack climbing needs practice. my first fall on trad gear.

Chris_Mullaney 13/Apr/13 2nd
with Mr. K
Hidden 13/Apr/13 2nd rpt
alooker ?/Dec/12 Lead

Good fun but brutal. Definitely HVS, as in Eastern Grit. Probably 5b too. Had to rest on gear for a minute before the traverse as my foot got jammed solid in the crack, painful to remove...

goddamm7 19/Nov/12 2nd
with andy holder, Andy Fielding
Andy Fielding 18/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead dnf
Ly-Cilph 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

A grovel indeed; spat my partner off, who I caught 1m from the ground! This played on my mind somewhat as I lead it.

with Sam (CMC)
Ian Broome 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
petellis 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 10/Oct/12 2nd O/S

left hand start

Hidden 07/Oct/12 TR RP
jacobjlloyd 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Sophie
spragglerocks 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Phil Shaw
eduardo 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Fairly tough for a "VS" warm up. Left hand start was fun but easy, the difficulties are all a bit higher up. VS with a big cam.

with James Rose
Coops_13 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Hard for HVS even

with yarrow
yarrow 08/Sep/12 -
yarrow 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Not the most graceful climbing I've ever done..!

sophienna 07/Sep/12 TR
sishaw 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Bloody hard work and nearly backed off this as a warm up route, didn't enjoyed it really, off widths not my thing. HVS hard 5a in my book.

with Craigy Boy
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with TonyM
pebbles 02/Sep/12 Lead

HVS 5a in Eastern Grit, which seemed right to me. chose jamming variant.

with karl claxton, midweekmountain
Gudge ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Pete Staves
waynem1985 11/Aug/12 Solo
bobstones 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
oodie72 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
owenhancock22 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Sam Cooke 02/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with SteveHi
SteveHi 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Cooke
shed_hed 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Pretty tricky. Need to learn to jam!

with Alun Freem
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
buxtoncoffeelover 22/May/12 Lead

right start

mountaingoatgirl 22/May/12 2nd
with Nick Bean
Hidden 21/May/12 2nd rpt
buxtoncoffeelover 21/May/12 Lead

left start

Jonathan Hall 12/May/12 Lead
with Ed Williats
Tom Doldon 08/May/12 Lead O/S
with sam simpson 48
Hidden 08/May/12 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with JWB
JWB 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Went up the jamming crack in the centre of the face. The base of the wide crack was very wet which made things interesting. A good challenge though. I would not like to attempt this if I was a VS leader.

stev1e.wilso 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
simon1985 15/Apr/12 Lead
Fragmod 01/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/12 2nd
Simon Allcock 24/Mar/12 2nd
Goose4 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Ince, Paul Moore
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead dog
juza 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Garry Cooper
Simon Allcock ??/2012 2nd O/S
with Mark
Hidden ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
adie84 ??/2012 -
phleppy 15/Nov/11 Lead

Excellent, finished left which is probably best anyway!

with Mark
victim of mathematics 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Good fun, but certainly not HVS.

tebs 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with sgl
James Oswald 24/Oct/11 2nd O/S

Hard work

with Colin Angus
Hidden 23/Oct/11 2nd dog
mike bridges 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

did the jamming crack on the right start.quite a tough little route.

brockers 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Upgraded to HVS in my guide book. Worth the grade I think, I wouldn't like to be an average VS leader on this route. The crux went with a layback using rounded holds.

Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd dog
WillDoyle 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/11 Lead dog
RiverRoam 18/Sep/11 Lead dog

first proper fall. What a fight.

with John
Milne 13/Sep/11 2nd O/S
krispy_fish2000 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Julesthe1st 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
mfisher 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S
highclimber 23/Jul/11 Lead dnf

i know I was out of shape, but 5a? c'mon, it's 5b if ever there was one! brutal. I got to the upper offwidth (it is for my tiny hands) and didn't have big enough gear even after being passed the biggest hex we had from below! I didn't fancy risking a wanger on a hastily placed cam! in the words of Arnie 'i'll be back', but with bigger gear and tougher fists!

tatz45 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Simon Owen
w.pettet-smith 29/Jun/11 Solo
with me myself and pies
Nick1812P 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
timreynolds 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
ian d f 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Started raining :(

with Emily Bailes
mikehenesy 11/Jun/11 2nd

Bugger me, most difficult route we did all day! Tim returning after having backed off 14 years ago - why rush back, it was nails. I slid off on the traverse - just slid. Couldn't grab the chock stone at the back. Good lead Tim!

with Tim Reynolds
masa-alpin 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Superb route!

with Doug S
OffshoreAndy ?/Apr/11 2nd
with UKC Paul
fatbuoybazza 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Dry crux this time enabled completion, oh-and HVS too..

Mowglee 12/Feb/11 2nd dog

Horrible wet grovel with much pulling on gear. Disgusting.

with Tom Nichols
banjoSanchez 30/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Went up right where I had some trouble placing gear. Traverse was fun but I freaked on the wider section, got tired and run out and thought it was only going to get worse so baled and injured a big toe on the way down. Would have been my first HVS, gutted.

bigdrew 27/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Garry, chriszxr
Hidden 27/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
radioshed 18/Sep/10 Lead dnf

backed off as it started raining, need to go back to

with Reuben
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd β
Marcus 22/Aug/10 Lead
rubben 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Tiresome and definitely a grovel! Quite nice in hindsight though! Certainly a hard 5a...

tri-nitro-tuolumne 16/Aug/10 Lead dog
with Rosie Morrison
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
JRae 08/Aug/10 2nd
kleinej 05/Aug/10 2nd dog

Rested on traverse left.

with rd20
rd20 05/Aug/10 Lead dog
with kleinej
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Jay C 11/Jul/10 Lead dnf
schaff 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Zed
elCapitano 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Tough at VS. Good route though; wear jeans.

jeanjacquescarnages 26/Jun/10 Lead dog
SteveMyatt 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mark Fairbank
arunthomas 23/May/10 2nd O/S
with Rob
davidgent 22/May/10 Lead O/S
with Kunal
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Laura-lou 24/Apr/10 2nd
with Paul Shepherd
Jim Slater 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Fergus Cuthill 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
KristianBirchall 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Left fork

with Claire Chadderton
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo dnf
mark20 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S

A bit of a tussle

Steve Lenartowicz ??/2010 Lead
with Clare
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 -
Steven Andrews 13/Dec/09 Lead

had to have a quick rest but then found the hold I needed.

fatbuoybazza 05/Dec/09 Lead dnf

wet crux definitley hindered progress on this one!!, was enjoying the climb till that point, right hand start.

Brown 31/Oct/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
natalietanzer 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd β
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
will randall ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S

should be HVS noted on Stanage book. if not VERY hard VS

with sarah
Sylvi 23/Aug/09 2nd
with Simon
treacherous 22/Aug/09 TR
with RogerG
boulderholder 21/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Thought was a nice route considering it's only one star. A real battle from start to finish. Think I may have gone a little too far right on the start, nevertheless a satisfying climb.

with Juliet Scott
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd dog
quiffhanger 09/Aug/09 Lead
goi.ashmore 02/Aug/09 Lead β

RH Start

with John Marsland
John Marsland 02/Aug/09 2nd rpt

By the left hand start, having previous lead the right hand start as far as the offwidth.

RichardMc 25/Jul/09 Lead
with Alan Mountford
Hidden 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/09 2nd β
chris wyatt 24/May/09 Lead O/S

Knee knackerer

with Steve hill & Sandrine
Sandrine 24/May/09 2nd
with Chris Wyatt
Steve Hill 24/May/09 Lead dnf

Started on the right hand crack, couldn't get from the traverse into the central crack. Gave up and was lowered off a friend and a tricam.

Steve Hill 24/May/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/May/09 Lead dog
mark4344 09/May/09 2nd

Crappy route. Does not deserve any stars. abit thuggy with no real enjoyment.

with Michel
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead O/S
BobPorter 02/May/09 Lead dnf
BobPorter 02/May/09 2nd
Hidden 02/May/09 Lead O/S
Silum 25/Apr/09 -
with Tom
Kelly D 05/Apr/09 TR dog

That's not a crack. It's a small ravine.

graphiclunarkid 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf

By the time I'd figured out what I needed to do I was too knackered to do it! Next time...

with Kiri
Hidden 29/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Kirill 29/Mar/09 Lead dog
with Alex Cowan
Scott McRae 21/Mar/09 Lead dog

Fought long and hard to onsight, but eventually had to rest placing gear for finishing crack. Left-hand start looks a lot easier than main crack and traverse!

with Mark Roberts
gnc760 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
with Neil Mackie
metal arms 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead dog
Thony 14/Mar/09 2nd dog
with Rob Head
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead dnf
Diggler 03/Jan/09 Lead dog

Brutally cold

with Andy Clow
@ndy 03/Jan/09 2nd
with diggler
axeman ??/2009 2nd O/S

tricky even to second very pumpy, seen lots of people struggling on this route both leading and seconding

with schofield
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
Wil Treasure ??/2009 Lead
peter fetlar ??/2009 Lead
with julie
deacondeacon 22/Nov/08 Lead RP

First fall onto gear

with Paul
Hidden 22/Nov/08 2nd
Adam1973 18/Oct/08 2nd
with jonka
9fingerjon 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
with Matt G and Ad
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead rpt
Paul ablitt 12/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Rushy
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd
nathanmanc 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Charlottle McHugh
howlingbaboon 11/Oct/08 Lead RP
with James
Graeme Hammond 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Luke Nukem, Lauren Foster/Keeler
Stig 11/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with Dave
jonka ?/Oct/08 Lead
with adam
Pete Graham 28/Sep/08 Lead
with Chris Wall
Hidden 03/Aug/08 Lead dog
Big Steve ?/Aug/08 2nd

very hard, pulled on a quickdraw

with Alan
Hidden 27/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/08 2nd O/S
rayash 21/Jul/08 2nd

a battle

with steve,shauna
Rampikino 20/Jul/08 Lead

Very tough. Made a real arse of the lead.

with MMC Various
Theeni 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
SteveM 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kat & Tobs
kitkat78 28/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with SteveM and TobyJ
Rob Davies 10/May/08 2nd
with Phil A
Hidden 05/May/08 2nd
john lynch 26/Apr/08 Lead
with rich armour
Hidden ?/Apr/08 2nd
Dan 85 05/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Left start

with Nicos
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
marceli ?/Jan/08 AltLd β
with majkel
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
craig d ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??/2008 2nd O/S

Right hand start. Good value for VS.

with SteveOc
Hidden 15/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Peakpdr 13/Nov/07 Lead rpt

started raining half way up /

with phill
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 20/Oct/07 2nd
with Harry Allan
sam8oy 22/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with John
Hidden 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/07 Lead O/S
wahniel 09/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Stewart McConnell
Blisco 29/Jul/07 2nd dog

Fell while trying to improvise up the wide bit and rested on the rope; very pumpy.

blahblahblah 29/Jul/07 Lead
with Blisco
Irk the Purist 07/Jul/07 2nd RP

Horrible off width. Fell from the crux moves on lead before handing the lead to Al. Seconded cleanly. One to come back to, possibly!

with al
liamoloughlin ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
blahblahblah 10/Jun/07 Lead dog

rested on gear

with Blisco
Hidden 02/Jun/07 2nd rpt
SecretSquirrel 02/Jun/07 2nd
with Rick
climbingpixie 02/Jun/07 2nd

A painful and strenuous route. Not one to do in shorts.

with Jon
richgibson ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/07 TR
dannyboy83 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S
feilx 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
caradoc 05/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with nick yapp
Will Hunt 01/Apr/07 Lead dnf

Tried right hand start. Evil. Purest evil.

with CheshireClimber
runestone 01/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd dnf
Dan 85 11/Mar/07 2nd dog
with Rob
MeMeMe 18/Feb/07 2nd

Not very nice, a bit of a struggle.

with sandy
Hidden 03/Feb/07 2nd
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
reg_measures 16/Dec/06 Lead

was very wet

with claire salter
colin milton 21/Oct/06 Lead
with pep
tristangale 15/Oct/06 2nd
with Fat Al
tristangale 15/Oct/06 2nd


with Fat Al
bobette 20/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with paul
max_chan 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
TonyF 04/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Alistair Gordon
Si dH 10/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
Mr Wild 03/Aug/06 2nd

Decked off crap gear placements thinking i'll give this here vs a go, later discovering on rockfax that its now been upgraded to hvs

with teapot
Hidden 23/Jul/06 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/06 Solo O/S
clams ?/Nov/05 Lead dog

RH start, 1 rest. Hard.

with CH
PennyL 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smitton
Simon Cahill 11/Jun/05 -
with Aiden
Martin Rowe ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Richard Butcher
cem 15/May/05 2nd
with Hans
Stig 03/May/05 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Twiggy Diablo 24/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Hodge ??/2005 Lead dnf

First attempted lead above S!!! Got completely pumped trying the traverse. Had a good friend 2.5 in the crack, which ultimately I had to lower off. Ended seconding it. Looks nice but its a bugger!

Phil West 10/Apr/04 Lead dnf
with Shaun Walby
DavidEvans ??/2004 Lead

Date unknown

mel holmes ?/Nov/03 Lead O/S
Blod 12/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Kevin N
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
WRMusall 02/Aug/03 TR
Gus 06/Jul/03 Lead
with luisa giles
Simon Caldwell 28/Jun/03 Lead dog


Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
leon ?/Jun/03 Lead dog

tried this when i couldn't jam. what be good to try it again

with Andrew Southam
Mark A Humphries 28/May/03 Lead β
with dean howard
Mark Stevenson 25/May/03 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 06/Apr/03 Lead O/S
richgac 16/Mar/03 Lead O/S

Desperate offwidth struggle

with Adam Ellwood
Apharri ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Ian Hamer ??/2003 Lead rpt
with Mog
Hidden ?/Oct/02 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/02 Lead O/S
shoulders 13/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
BenTiffin ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Various
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Ropeboy 02/Dec/01 Lead

Hard and awkward!

richsmithinbristol ?/Jan/01 2nd
richsmithinbristol ?/Jan/01 2nd
richsmithinbristol ?/Jan/01 2nd
Jim Brooke ??/2001 Lead dnf
Hidden 10/Jun/00 Lead dnf
John Marsland 19/Mar/00 2nd
with Allen Newby
IanGilbertJones 20/Feb/00 Lead dog
IanGilbertJones 20/Feb/00 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Chris the Tall ?/May/99 Lead O/S
with Harry
Hidden ??/1999 TR O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
NeilGriffiths 19/Aug/98 -
with paula
NeilGriffiths 19/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Phil
Strong Steve 16/Aug/98 Lead O/S
craig h ?/Mar/98 2nd O/S
with Janet Hannah
steveb2006 15/Feb/98 2nd

After I fail on Moribund

with Paul Goodman
timreynolds 25/May/97 Lead dnf
with Rob Clark
Hidden 05/Feb/97 Lead O/S
alex_th ??/1997 Lead O/S
with Dave Smith
Hidden 11/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Budge 03/Jul/96 2nd O/S
with Mike Oates
Hidden 12/May/96 Solo
Paul-Michael 11/May/96 Lead O/S
with David Reading
Hidden 02/Apr/96 TR
RossG123 ??/1996 Solo
rurp ??/1996 -
GuyC 15/Oct/95 Lead rpt
colin milton 10/May/95 Lead
with eric milton
Chris Ellis 13/Aug/94 Lead

Both led

with Rachel Nicolson
Martin Bennett 03/Oct/93 -
with MT, SF
JiveWeasel ?/Oct/93 2nd
GuyC 21/Jul/93 Lead O/S
SR1970 ?/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/93 Lead
Roget 06/Mar/93 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
leathers ??/1991 -
pasbury ??/1990 -
RichardMc 23/Jul/89 Lead
with Sukh Randhana
Hidden 12/Nov/88 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 2nd
Dave Musgrove 03/Jan/87 -
with Kim Greenald
Neil McA 24/Jul/86 Solo O/S
GordonHart ??/1985 2nd O/S
DonnyDave 20/Jun/82 TR
babymoac 08/Nov/81 Lead
with Maddy R
tapley 03/Oct/81 -
with Chris Seymour
Rob Davies ??/1981 AltLd dnf

We both thrashed around a lot

with Tony Welsh
duncan ?/Sep/79 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/76 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/76 2nd
Hidden ??/1975 Lead
mikej 07/Oct/67 Lead
with Geoff Williams
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