Rockfax Description
Start as for the last route but make hard moves up and right to a ledge in the middle of the wall. Continue through a bulge to finish. Almost a full grade easier than the Direct.
The direct start is a very reachy f6A. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Continuing straight up the rib is harder and bolder (E3?)

FA. Eric Byne 1930s 1935

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day, Pete's 150 Peak Extremes, Stanage E2 Challenge (1989 Guide).

mrteale 18/Nov/17 Solo O/S
with Shannon
Will Webb 24/Jun/17 Solo
stev1e.wilso 17/Apr/16 2nd β
with Simon
philmitch 25/Mar/16 TR O/S
deacondeacon 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Barely onsight as I've climbed down from the starting moves on a few occasions and have done the direct start a few years ago. Didn't put any gear in the scabby flake in case it blew but there's a pretty good microcam placement just below it. I thought it was a pretty crap route to be honest :(

Matt Groom 08/Oct/15 Solo
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with The Famous Grouse
helin 06/Jun/14 2nd
with chris
Gudge 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Got a decent microcam on arete but still felt a bit precarious moving right. Nice moves - good route!

with Helen B
tim.fairhall 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Hui
alooker 01/Jun/14 Lead

Looks like a good hold has come off, e25c

Sidekick 10/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Wayne S 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Cliff
samt ??/2013 -
will smith11 18/Nov/12 Solo O/S
nai 23/Jul/12 2nd β
disturbed_one51 20/May/12 Solo
ellis 11/May/12 Sent O/S
john lynch 24/Apr/12 Solo
with Lewis Stewart
Hidden ??/2012 -
cobweb 11/Jun/11 Lead
with martyn hopson
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with George Taylor
masonwoods101 ??/2011 Lead O/S

went back recently and i think the starting gear flake is damaged. mid e2 on solo

uphillnow ??/2011 -
jfane ??/2011 Solo O/S
Tez29 28/May/10 Solo O/S
with Tom, Ivan
Hidden 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with john swan, adam spong, tony bowles, farrow, lachie, davina budd
Hidden 27/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Brown 20/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Tithe Technique 14/Jun/09 2nd
with Charley, Katherine, Geoff
charley 14/Jun/09 TR O/S
with Katherine, Geoff, Kev
Chris Craggs 10/May/09 TR β
Dan 85 06/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Rich
Tim W 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S
gnc760 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Mackie
metal arms 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/09 2nd O/S
ChalkBall 10/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Mar/09 Solo β
john lynch 02/Mar/09 Solo
with rich armour
koopa ??/2009 -
mike fenwick ?/Oct/08 Solo
Hidden 24/Sep/08 Solo O/S
lowersharpnose 24/Sep/08 Solo O/S

A little scary

with PeakDJ
Hidden 21/Jul/08 Lead dnf
Franco Cookson OLD 14/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Joe Dove 13/Jul/08 2nd
Misha 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Mantelshelf finish was pretty hard - looks like a small nodule broke off recently which might have made it easier in the past?

TomHaigh 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
Matthallinan 24/Jun/08 Lead
with tom haigh
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
tom.e 24/May/08 Solo O/S
Ian Parnell 12/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
daveagriff ??/2008 TR
Andrew Barker ??/2008 Solo O/S

After only sleeping for about an hour after a night shift. We decided it was too cold to do The Unconquerables so did a harder solo instead!

with Nick Rabb
Hidden ??/2008 -
Bullybones ??/2008 -
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
adam carless 21/May/07 Lead O/S

the flake won't hold gear, and the moves using it felt rather worrying. Possibly not a good route for a hot day.

Hidden 21/May/07 2nd rpt
Fraser13 15/May/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 10/Apr/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Nicos 05/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with dan woolnough
irish paul 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S

Bad wires

with Ed + Andy F
Hidden 30/Sep/06 Solo O/S
Ben1983 30/Sep/06 Solo β
david morse 30/Sep/06 Solo
Wil Treasure ?/Sep/06 Solo O/S

More of a boulder problem really.

Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
nathanmanc ?/Mar/06 Solo β
Boy ??/2006 -
bronsonite 11/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with Alex Cannon
Mark A Humphries 07/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Karl Walton
ukb & bmc shark 05/Oct/05 Solo O/S
reg_measures 23/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with steve burdett
mikeski ??/2005 2nd
Coel Hellier ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Monk ?/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Daniel Armitage 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 2nd O/S
cem 21/Sep/03 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark
Gus 06/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
DubyaJamesDubya 05/May/03 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/02 Lead rpt
with Bill G
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 22/May/01 TR
Hidden ?/May/01 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/00 TR
Hidden 19/Jul/00 TR
Hidden 17/Jun/00 Lead
Strong Steve 30/Apr/00 Solo O/S
Ropeboy 24/Apr/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/99 TR

Tried to lead it, but wimped out. Also did the left arete variant

Ben Bransby ??/1999 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/97 Solo
NeilGriffiths 19/Apr/97 -
with Kerry
NeilGriffiths 19/Apr/97 Lead
The Reaper 13/May/96 TR O/S


RossG123 ??/1996 -
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Trobbo 03/Sep/95 TR
with john blower
nokishatov 01/May/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/93 TR O/S
clark alston ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
with Dick Hanson
Mark Kemball 19/Apr/92 Solo

Also did the direct start.

FATBOYFAT ??/1992 Solo O/S
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 07/Dec/91 Solo
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 07/Dec/91 Solo
with David
Roget 05/Oct/91 Solo O/S
samt 21/Sep/91 TR
with Rob Weston
Hidden 29/Jul/91 Lead
rob.grafton 14/Oct/90 Solo
with Bruce
Stoney Boy 25/Jul/90 Solo O/S
andybirtwistle 31/May/90 -
Hidden 28/Apr/90 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/89 Solo
stp 09/Jun/89 Solo O/S
IanGilbertJones ??/1989 TR
Billg ??/1989 Solo O/S
Gambit 07/Sep/88 Lead O/S

Soloed up, fiddled in the runners 7 or 8 if I remember correctly (the were all very poor). Asked a bypasser to hold my ropes and lead my first E2.

with Alone
Rob Davies ?/Sep/88 2nd


goi.ashmore 23/Apr/88 Solo O/S
sadams ?/Sep/87 Solo
with Guy Townsend
Chris Ellis 12/Jul/87 2nd
with Martin Veale
Neil McA 28/Feb/87 Solo
Neil McA 24/Jul/86 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/86 Lead
GordonHart ??/1985 Solo O/S
andy gittins ??/1982 -
Mark Kemball 24/May/80 Solo
Nic Robinson 26/Apr/80 Lead O/S
Dave Lyon 16/Oct/76 TR
Hidden 16/Oct/76 TR
mikej 26/May/68 Lead dnf
with Mike Lewis
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
with Bruce
rob.grafton ??/0000 2nd
with Bruce
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