Rockfax Description
The hanging crack in the north face is gained by a hand-traverse from the deep in the gully. Care with the rope-work is needed. © Rockfax

FA. Steve Bancroft 1973

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide).

MrFantastic 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Vilius A. 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
Dan Vaj 30/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Khalid
khalidq 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Dan Vaj 29/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Khalid
khalidq 29/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/16 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 06/Aug/16 2nd
with Barrie
Barrie Schofield II 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
James_Kendal 06/Aug/16 2nd
Andy Peak 1 07/Jul/16 Solo
keitht 05/Jul/16 Lead
spragglerocks 03/Jul/16 2nd
with John
ned_85 03/Jul/16 2nd
Senna 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Ned
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
slab_happy 08/Jun/16 2nd
with Val
Dan Vaj 30/May/16 2nd rpt
with Khalid
khalidq 30/May/16 Lead rpt

Green and damp!

Dan Vaj 28/May/16 2nd rpt
with Khalid
khalidq 28/May/16 Lead


MSchobitz 16/May/16 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 16/May/16 Lead O/S

Surprisingly decent

with micki
Tim Rodgers 09/May/16 Lead
Matt Shepherd 13/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
jonhowson 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Seemed somehow to funnel all of the wind at Stanage through the gulley. Lost feeling in hands very early on, icy puddles in hand rail did not help. Still bloody brilliant though.

with Will
Hidden 22/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
MischaHY 21/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Jake Young 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Stanage VS Challenge 17 out of 36. suprisingly good.

Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with Tom A
Teappleby 25/Oct/15 2nd
Sam Simpson 22/Sep/15 Solo O/S
with Dave Turnbull
Dave Turnbull, BMC ?/Sep/15 -
Jim Slater 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Maia
Hidden 22/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd
TobyA 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with TonyB
Hidden 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S
tebs 18/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Tim
HimTiggins 18/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Bart
CraigOsborne 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

19 Cracking route, easy to get pumped if you start faffing with gear

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

Fucking brilliant!

with Mark
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
amccann 23/May/15 Solo O/S
Nick1812P 23/May/15 Solo O/S
with speedy
ChrisBrooke 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this one. One of the more fun routes from our 'Stanage VS challenge'

with Duncan Bell
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
soph 21/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
Scott Anderson 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Ash
Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
Hidden 07/Sep/14 Solo dnf
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Andy Peak 1 20/Jul/13 2nd
with Andrew Deckon
deacondeacon 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

In approach shoes.

Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
HimTiggins 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Bart
tebs 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tim
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Brown 08/May/12 Solo
with James T
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo O/S
adie84 ??/2012 -
tgeh 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Felicity
adam carless 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead
remus 08/May/11 Solo O/S

What passes for exposure on the grit.

with Emily Marley
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Danny Crump 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Danny
Alistair Corbett 11/Jul/10 2nd
Ketu 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
MRichardson 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
disturbed_one51 21/Mar/10 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 21/Mar/10 2nd
JDDD 22/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/09 2nd
9fingerjon 23/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Felt like a bit of a fight - shed some skin on this one!

with Matt G and Phil
jameshall 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
whiting.jp 27/Sep/08 2nd
with jamesca
tom_1985 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Thomas
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead rpt
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 12/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Nicos 29/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Alastair Hudson 21/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Nic Jones
Ropeboy 16/Apr/00 Solo
skygodley 16/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Roget 13/Mar/99 Solo O/S
with jon
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Chris Ellis 13/Jun/97 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Hidden 27/May/96 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1996 2nd O/S
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
Andy Say 29/Apr/88 Solo
RichardMc 27/Jun/87 Lead
with Dave Langmead
Dave Musgrove 20/Aug/86 AltLd
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