Rockfax Description
Start as for Wing Buttress to the flake-crack that runs up to the overhang. About face, flop across the gap, and swing rapidly round the arete to easy ground. Weird and not recommended for the short who may end up with a cleft skull! © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown 1953

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Brown & Whillans Stanage, Stanage Popular.

RayG 14/Nov/18 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this one :)

Wanderlust 14/Nov/18 2nd O/S

Hilarious to watch and climb, good effort Ray. The heel hook round the corner after committing to the dangle is amazing!

with RayG
jim182 07/Oct/18 Lead O/S

With a 5.9 finish

stevenboxwell 15/Sep/18 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Mike505 10/Sep/18 Solo β
Tom Redwood 09/Sep/18 TR β

Vlad got rained off so I thought I may as well set up a top rope to retrieve gear. Fun route, not too bold if you can lank to place a cam, the lean across must be scary on lead!

Vlad Pepper 09/Sep/18 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/18 2nd O/S
tom_drysdale 18/Aug/18 Lead rpt

Done it before but still a lot of fun!

Kate Dean 18/Aug/18 2nd
pie_eater_pete 21/Jul/18 Solo
Hidden 23/Jun/18 AltLd
Wil Treasure 23/Jun/18 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun/18 Lead O/S
MJS 16/Jun/18 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/18 Lead O/S
takaczapka 15/Jun/18 2nd O/S
with Jeremy
richfitz 09/Jun/18 Lead O/S
SagShaun 20/May/18 Lead O/S
with Lucy
Hidden 13/May/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/18 Lead O/S
foobar123 10/May/18 2nd β

Stanage VS challenge, route 20/36, finished 1347. Bit of a leap of faith!

tprebs 05/May/18 Solo O/S
trouserburp ??/2018 -
Peakpdr ??/2018 -
PaulTanton 29/Oct/17 2nd O/S
The Grist 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S
alanblyth 08/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with George RMC
Hidden 18/Sep/17 2nd
Hidden 24/Aug/17 Lead O/S
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
RobScarisbrick 05/Aug/17 2nd O/S

VS Challenge, easier than the superdirect !!

Hidden 05/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Alkis 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Route 19/36 of the VS Challenge After a long pause due to feeling like death, resolved by a Lucozade, pressing on. This really looks much harder than it actually is.

gav 08/Jul/17 2nd β

VS Challenge route 20/36. Start time 12:28. Let a soloist jump in front of us which cost us a couple of mins. James then had a faff with gear before committing to the crux. I was the only one of the three to go for the flop across.

Hidden 08/Jul/17 Lead
Fellover 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S

VS Challenge Day 1

Hidden 04/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
K Mckay 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S

20th route of the Stanage VS Challenge. Scary committing to the step across

Hidden 01/Jul/17 Lead
Fraser hill-casey 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Route 19/36 12:50 Had a bit of a mare on this while trying to figure out the move. The flop ended up being much simpler than expected onto nice jugs.

with evenL
evenL 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
tom_drysdale 09/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with CRead
CRead 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Pretty cool!

ashtond6 21/May/17 Lead O/S
w-watson 06/May/17 Lead O/S
J.E.Spencer 06/May/17 2nd dog
harry.morrish 03/Apr/17 2nd O/S

alex did it pretty dynamically , went for the more static method

Alex Hyde 03/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Tricky start

with Sam
The Grist 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
Flavio 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 25/Mar/17 2nd dnf
with Flavio
fatboyslimfast ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
Vilius A. 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Rob Powell
khalidq 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Dan Vaj
Dan Vaj 30/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with khalidq
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/16 2nd
James_Kendal 06/Aug/16 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 06/Aug/16 2nd
Barrie Schofield II 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 07/Jul/16 Solo

Brilliant j

spragglerocks 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with j_duds
ned_85 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Senna
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Senna 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with ned_85
petegruf 18/Jun/16 Lead
with patrick h
khalidq 28/May/16 Lead O/S

Nice technical slab to start with weird moves to finish. Easier than it looks.

with Dan Vaj
Dan Vaj 28/May/16 2nd O/S
with khalidq
MSchobitz 16/May/16 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 16/May/16 Lead O/S

Got to make use of my super long legs

Jake Young 14/May/16 Solo rpt
Tim Rodgers 09/May/16 2nd
Rockley 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Mowglee
Mowglee 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S

VS challenge

with Rockley
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 O/S

Stanage VS Challenge 19 out of 36. cool move across.

Hidden 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
gaz3212 14/Feb/16 Lead β
Teappleby 25/Oct/15 2nd
Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 22/Sep/15 -
Luke Jones 19/Sep/15 2nd
Andrew Barker 10/Sep/15 Solo rpt

Once palming off the roof and once falling straight across.

Maia 22/Aug/15 2nd dog

a ridiculous undertaking for short people- had to pull on quick draw on opposing wall but clean other than that.

Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd
TobyA 01/Aug/15 2nd β
with TonyB
Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
tebs 18/Jul/15 Lead rpt
HimTiggins 18/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with tebs
keitht 11/Jul/15 2nd

Dewi is 5ft 6 and seemed to manage OK. To be fair I think it was easier for me at 6 ft.... Unlikely route but fun.

dewiturton 11/Jul/15 Lead
with keitht
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

17 Falling towards a hold isn't a natural move to make, getting your feet to follow suit then adds interest, good fun.

with Paul Deane
MYox 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Weird and wonderful.

Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
jshields 30/May/15 2nd


with Mike Irwing, Jonathan Harrison
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
ChrisBrooke 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this. The initial slab moves were more interesting than the top half, which is straight forward for the lanky and flexible.

with Duncan Bell
Dan Hostford 23/May/15 Solo O/S
with 1 Alun
soph 21/May/15 Solo O/S
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
with soph
Jim Walton 10/May/15 2nd O/S

Lock your foot in the crack

with Chris M
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
alaster tonge 06/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Fell off

with Assad Lahlou
Tom Pillow 05/Apr/15 Lead

such a fun route, love the dyno!

with David Pillow
mattpw 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Great fun! A committing leap required which is quite a stretch for the short!

with Nick Butler
kylo-342 ?/Apr/15 Lead

For me the crux was the technical slab, which was rather green.

with Julian M
Ropeboy 06/Mar/15 Lead

Odd but delightful climb. A tricky slab leads to a remarkable move across the gap. Managed to walk one hand across the roof till I was committed to the 'fall'. A one off :-)

dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead G/U
robgixer ??/2015 -
Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo rpt

100 IAD No. 63 - I love this route!

charvey 07/Sep/14 Solo rpt

It felt harder this time, but it's still an awesome move.

charvey 31/Aug/14 Solo O/S


Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 18/Jun/14 TR
ralphio 18/Jun/14 2nd

Nice technical climbing to start. Dont have to be lanky to do the crux move over the chimney.

Mayaculpa 03/Jun/14 2nd

Fell off the traverse, sucessful second attemp, could get to like it.

Colin Scotchford 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
john max 29/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd
eburki1 29/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Mar/14 2nd
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Mike Hewitt ?/Sep/13 Lead β
Matt Cooke 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Lance - USA
JayAsh ?/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Solo
JemG 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S


with Shaun Humpreys
shaunhumphreys 05/Jun/13 2nd O/S

good lead by jem!

with JemG
joemallia 03/Jun/13 2nd rpt
masa-alpin 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Managed to bridge.

with Tom B newbie
Graeme Hammond 06/Apr/13 Solo rpt

date might be wrong,but soloed about this date

Palmer 02/Mar/13 Lead

Fun. deserves more than 1 star surly?

with sopaz
sopaz 02/Mar/13 2nd
tebs 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with tebs
Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with TonyM
max_chan 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Carty
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Hidden 24/Jun/12 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Mr. K 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Barra
disturbed_one51 20/May/12 Lead
with RM199
RM199 20/May/12 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 04/May/12 Solo O/S


tom.e 23/Mar/12 Solo O/S
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Solo
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 15/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Lodge 13/Jun/11 2nd
Jimbo C 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Just Wow! and a word of warning, Chris pulled out a football sized loose block from where the initial flake meets the capping roof.

with Chris, Pete
Mike_Hayes 11/Jun/11 -
with Sarah Marks
victim of mathematics 27/May/11 Lead O/S

Ace. Used tall skills to avoid having to fall across the void. Nowhere near 5b though.

with Jaime
Joe Grondowski 25/May/11 Solo
with Lewis Andrew, Tom Churchman
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd rpt
llamaglama 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Nick, JamieSparkes
Nick1812P 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
samwillo 25/Oct/10 2nd
with Jay C
Jay C 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
andy_e 12/Oct/10 Lead dog
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Phil Jennings 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
mtempest 08/Aug/10 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 08/Aug/10 Lead
Danny Crump 02/Aug/10 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Solo
KristianBirchall 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Claire Chadderton
Jay J 08/Apr/10 Lead
Aufton ??/2010 Lead O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
GrahamHP 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with bernie sosin
craig d 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S

very straight forward. Vs 5A. Could see how short people would find it harder. Very windy day

with Simon Kincaid
gazfellows 06/Aug/09 2nd
Will Cox 29/Jun/09 Lead β
schaff 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mikkel
Hidden 05/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 05/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Solo
jameshall 01/May/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Blond
Thinker01 25/Apr/09 Lead
with Bec
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead
steveb2006 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Roland Smith
Brown 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
lowersharpnose 02/Apr/09 Solo
Mr Tickle 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant..dithered until figured out how to do it, then it was relatively easy...commit to the flop! Really interesting.

will6459 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with James J
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Sal37 ??/2009 Lead O/S
kingholmesy ??/2009 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with James Burbage
sparkass 27/Sep/08 Solo O/S

Very enjoyable

Hidden 23/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 14/Jul/08 2nd
Hidden 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
TomHaigh 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Jon Winter
Matthallinan 24/Jun/08 2nd
with tom haigh
tom_1985 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Thomas
SecretSquirrel 10/Jun/08 2nd
with MeMeMe
MeMeMe 09/Jun/08 Lead

Fell off the start but didn't weight the rope 'cause no gear in, hoorah!

Julesthe1st 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kirsten
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Mike Pinder
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd
Hidden 12/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead
roberto18 10/May/08 2nd

a strange route, but great non the less

with Tom Nickols
mic_b 02/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/08 Solo
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 05/Jan/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Jan/08 Solo
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 27/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/07 Lead O/S
pad-rat 09/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 01/Aug/07 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/07 2nd O/S
blahblahblah 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Steve Farliegh
Pythonist 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Great fun - almost as much as BAW's.

with Dad
stp 02/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Piers Harley 04/Jun/06 2nd
with Rob Laird
Rob Laird 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Different Steve 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
SteveM 22/Oct/05 Lead
with Mike
JDDD 16/Oct/05 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/05 2nd
Mark Stevenson 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
MKH ??/2003 Lead O/S
Ben Bransby 07/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden 15/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
tuftynick ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
bigphil 24/May/98 Solo
ajc 25/Oct/97 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/96 Lead O/S
IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
SR1970 ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
babymoac 16/Jun/90 2nd
with Alan S, Vic L
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