Rockfax Description
A good example of its type. Upward progress is a grind, slipping back down is a doddle. The upper section is easier. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Starred VDiffs, Peak district Road To Ruins Diff-VS, Stanage Chimney Tour.

lukevf 21/Sep Solo dnf
robblowen 26/Aug Solo O/S

85 of 100

Nicholas Wylie 25/Jul Solo O/S
Scott Hynds 25/Jul Solo

Really lovely chimney, quite tiring even though it's super easy. Bit green at the top. I'd give it 3 stars.

Ben Bransby 03/Jul Solo
Rob Laird 24/Jun Lead O/S
mjackson 18/Jun Lead β
Oscar Popels 01/Jun Solo
JoeFoster59 01/Jun Solo O/S

Great little chimney adventure I was still pumped from the right unconquerable so it was interesting but fun.

Hidden 28/May 2nd O/S
ben1987 21/May Lead O/S
Manc88 18/May Solo
Hidden 09/May Solo O/S
Diventure 03/May Lead O/S
keitht 22/Apr Solo
dewiturton 09/Apr Solo
Hidden 07/Apr Solo O/S
Andy Moles 12/Mar Solo
cindylmy ?/Mar Solo

on one of Sean's adventures!

Jonny Holmes ?/Nov/16 AltLd
anthony.mayne 29/Oct/16 Lead O/S

The sides become rather slippery when wet.

with Laura C
Hidden 15/Oct/16 Lead dnf
9fingerjon 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 02/Oct/16 Solo O/S
ashtond6 02/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/16 2nd
Chris Sansum 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Started up Curving Chimney Left Arete, but it started peeing down, so I traversed into the chimney.

with Andy Reading
John Brayshaw 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Markheighton 23/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
DanChad 17/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Daz Copeland, Chris Murray
Chris Murray 17/Jul/16 Lead
SGD 05/Jun/16 2nd

Done for fun, but it is actually a very good route.

with Tim
Hidden 26/May/16 2nd O/S
cjcuni ?/Apr/16 Solo O/S
EHenry ??/2016 Lead
with Aleks Domanski, Fred
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
MTL 27/Dec/15 Solo O/S
atom 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Head for the light :)

St0neMonkey 25/Oct/15 2nd
with atom
HazelMacLean 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S

A bit sparse on gear, I wouldn't try if you're a nervous lead. Pretty green towards the top!

with Heather Mungin
AlistairBerridge 19/Sep/15 2nd β
with UoN Climbing Club Member/Fresher
sas 04/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Gloria 08/Aug/15 Lead G/U

Two pieces of gear or less, felt protected somehow, but basically a solo.

rachelvlc 08/Aug/15 2nd
John Higgs 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
GermanAlex 27/Jun/15 Solo O/S

Classic chimney action. I'm sure there's no difference to leading, as there isn't really much gear, and you can't fall out the crack either way.

nick244 27/Jun/15 Lead
alicethwaites 10/May/15 2nd
with Tom Geliot
FlavioL1989 05/Apr/15 Solo O/S
mattpw 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Nick Butler
tomlevett 01/Jan/15 -
Yoshi ??/2015 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Canyak ??/2015 -
gazfellows 09/Nov/14 Lead
with Nic
SuperLee1985 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S

Interesting climbing, but no gear so I don't see how this can be a VD.

with Alex Hunt
Hidden 15/Oct/14 Lead
noteviljoe 28/Sep/14 Solo

Part of attempted 100 Solo's (M-VD) in a day. No. 57. Loving the unexposed feeling of chimney's by this exhausted stage of the day. Aim downgraded to trying to reach 60 - so nearly there.

Hidden 20/Sep/14 Lead
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo rpt

100 IAD No. 62

Chris Huntington 31/Aug/14 Lead dnf
OliverRoss 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with James Davy
Oliver.Pickup 06/Jul/14 2nd O/S
ben.phillips 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
MichaelGallimore 22/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Done as part of the 100 stanage stars ticklist. 43 routes in 15 hours. Absolutely exhausting, far too hot, and midge hell, but what an achievement! We had great fun. Well done Ben and thanks!

with Ben Philips
Deezel65 15/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 TR
Matt Marsh 30/Mar/14 Solo
Tom Seccombe 14/Jan/14 Solo O/S
jrobbings ??/2014 Lead
Jodgson ??/2014 -
MichaelGallimore 21/Dec/13 Lead rpt

Done as part of the first successful completion of the stanage winter challenge, in a time of 7hrs. Cheers for an amazing day James :)

Goodstuff 21/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Route 8 of the Stanage Winter Challenge. A great lead from Mike with no pro! Found the easiest way was to have one side of the body on the arête, the other in the chimney.

with Mike Gallimore
Paul Eckton 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Joshua Leak
daprince 07/Sep/13 Lead
daprince 07/Sep/13 Lead
prwalker 31/Aug/13 2nd
with Rhys Williams
Calum Wadsworth 26/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with S.O.C, Emma
dbradbeer 13/Aug/13 Lead
zzee83 13/Aug/13 2nd
kfowler141 26/Jul/13 Lead
Nadir90 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 12/May/13 Solo

Brilliant, the best of its type that I've done. Sustained, exhausting squirming of the tightest kind. Variations are possible depending on how deep into the crag you want to go.

with Chris
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Solo
fweatherall1 27/Apr/13 Lead
with james
neilwiltshire 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Josh Phipps, Nick Dedekind
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
eduardo 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with James Rose
Jonathan Hall 15/Sep/12 Lead
Tamati 15/Sep/12 2nd
with Jonny
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd
martroberts 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Perfect example of why I don't like VDiffs! No good gear until a very long way up. Some good climbing though. Maybe I missed all the fun by not getting right in to the chimney proper?

rockjedi 04/Sep/12 2nd O/S
stoo2k 04/Sep/12 2nd
with Tim, Craig
deacondeacon 23/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Dugg 03/May/12 2nd
Goose4 24/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Chris Ince, Paul Moore
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
MarkRoe 15/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Something a little different.

Hidden ??/2012 -
runestone 01/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Blod
will_benfold 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Poundall, Aileen
Hidden 29/Oct/11 2nd
sgl 28/Oct/11 Solo O/S
tebs 28/Oct/11 Solo O/S
with Sam
lou_p 15/Oct/11 Lead
with Karl
ian d f 28/Sep/11 Solo O/S
pearson9596 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 10/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/11 Solo O/S
superturbo 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DigitalSteak 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Si Croft 26/Mar/11 Lead

interesting cant get into chimney moves untill its nearly over

with Jos
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
the_doctor 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

2 pieces of gear on the whole climb. A little scary but the moves were easy.

katyc 04/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 28/Aug/10 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 02/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S
AMarchant 15/Apr/10 Solo O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
mrmattwright ??/2010 Lead O/S

"A good introduction to climbing of this type". Yes.

with Sam Mould
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
leonjones 19/Sep/09 Lead
Julian Prieto 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
popebenedictus 21/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
Brown 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Strong Steve 12/Jul/09 Solo O/S
mic_b 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
Reds 29/May/09 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
runestone 05/Jan/09 Lead O/S
with J
Hidden ??/2009 -
tommcdonna 12/Oct/08 Lead dnf

My belayer got scared about the lack of gear, 1 move later I got scared about the lack of gear. Downclimbed. Maybe it's ok if you're thin and can squirm up the inside of the chimney, otherwise the outside is unprotected to about 10m.

with Richard Nuttall
Graeme Hammond 11/Oct/08 Solo O/S
brian watson 28/Sep/08 Solo
sparkass 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S
petemeads 26/Sep/08 Solo
Matthallinan 24/Jun/08 Solo
with Jon Winter
Chris Ellis 15/Jun/08 Lead
with Martin Veale
Tez29 27/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ivan
Pilch 20/May/08 Solo O/S

Good fun, crux is first couple of moves

with Graham
RichT 13/May/08 Solo rpt
Little AndyH 05/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dan Jackson
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Solo
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Solo
pad-rat 09/Aug/07 Lead
Tom Hopkinson 01/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Tom Hutchinson
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/07 Solo rpt
jugglingeek 03/May/07 2nd
Hidden ?/May/07 TR
Jim Vach 10/Apr/07 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 08/Apr/07 Solo O/S
feilx 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
victim of mathematics 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Hidden 14/Oct/06 2nd O/S
caroline256 26/Sep/06 Solo O/S
rig 03/Jun/06 TR dog

None of us able to lead due to extreme lack of protection (ie none). Dapper led furthest but had to have a top rope dropped in order to finish. Dav and I followed on the top rope

with Dave Melotte, Dapper
Hidden 17/May/06 Solo O/S
SMc 20/Jun/05 -
with Anne
runestone 12/Jun/05 Lead
Mike Lee 21/Mar/05 Solo
Tobias at Home ??/2005 -
Apharri ?/Aug/04 Solo
with Dave Wharton
Nicos 19/Jul/04 Solo O/S
with mark richardson
SteveM 26/Jun/04 Solo
tobydunford 11/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Keith Hobbs
Ropeboy 19/Oct/03 Solo
SteveM 01/Oct/03 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 25/May/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/03 Lead O/S
rob k 28/Sep/02 Lead O/S
rob k 28/Sep/02 Lead
DerwentDiluted 29/Jun/02 Solo
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
BenTiffin ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Various
FrankW 19/May/01 2nd O/S
with Unknown
Alastair Hudson 13/May/01 Solo
John Eley ?/May/01 Lead O/S
A Crook 27/Mar/01 Lead O/S
with Pat Boothman
rocktigger ??/2001 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Solo
runestone 10/Jun/00 Lead O/S
with Blod
Mark Riley ?/May/00 Solo O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Paul-Michael 11/Sep/99 2nd O/S
with Gary Bond, Diccon Proctor
jim_randell 28/Aug/99 Lead O/S

I lead in my Wildebeestes, Frog followed in his sandals.

with MB
CrashMat Rob 18/Jul/98 Solo O/S
with Nicky
DavidEvans ?/May/98 Solo
with Tim Stallard
andrewbooth1000 16/Mar/98 Lead
with Ben Hirst
Hidden ??/1998 2nd
John Marsland 07/Jun/97 Lead
with Dave Mould
Jody ??/1997 Solo O/S
The Reaper 13/May/96 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/96 Solo O/S
RossG123 ??/1996 -
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Laramadness 04/Nov/95 Solo
John Southworth ?/Jul/95 Solo O/S
colin milton 10/May/95 Solo
goi.ashmore 07/May/95 Solo O/S
runestone 01/Jan/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/94 Solo
Hidden 16/Aug/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/94 Solo
Roget 08/May/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/93 Solo
K1 ?/Jun/92 -
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 11/May/91 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/91 Solo O/S
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/89 Solo
Rob Davies 24/Jun/89 Solo
IanGilbertJones ??/1989 TR

1st ever climb!

Martin Bennett 23/Oct/88 Solo
Gambit 08/Aug/88 Lead O/S
with Adam and Phil
Andy Say 29/Apr/88 Solo
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
John Marsland 27/Sep/87 Solo
Iain Thow 13/Jun/87 Solo
Hidden 09/May/87 Solo
johnny20whales 06/Jul/85 Solo
GordonHart ??/1985 Solo O/S
babymoac 24/Jul/80 Solo
Hammy 15/Oct/78 Solo
with Jonathon Stacey
Mark Kemball 11/Jun/78 Solo
Colin Matheson ?/Apr/78 Solo
with Thompson & Blanks
mike bridges 11/Sep/77 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 18/Feb/77 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1977 Solo
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Solo
with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
Derek Ryden ??/1975 -
mikej 26/May/68 Solo
with Mike Lewis
Dave Musgrove 04/Jun/67 Lead
with Bob Knapton
mikej 12/Jun/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
Hidden 20/May/65 Solo
Hidden 08/May/65 Solo
Hidden 02/May/65 Solo
Hidden 14/Mar/65 Solo
Hidden 14/Nov/64 Solo
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