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).

Mike505 10/Sep/18 Solo O/S

Great fun! Quite exposed compared to most VS routes at popular but bomber gear would be avaliable on lead.

Tom Redwood 09/Sep/18 Lead O/S

Might have gone a little high but a pretty silly green route all the same, if its that green at the start after this summer I dread to think what ifs normally like. The short west wall of the route is nicer

Vlad Pepper 09/Sep/18 2nd
bobpilgrem 05/Sep/18 2nd O/S
with Ray
RayG 05/Sep/18 Lead O/S
with Bob
Hidden 18/Aug/18 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/18 Lead O/S
poeter210 30/Jun/18 Lead O/S
with druss
Hidden 30/Jun/18 2nd O/S
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 dog
00robhar 20/May/18 2nd O/S
TimHunter 20/May/18 Lead
Hidden 13/May/18 -
foobar123 10/May/18 Lead

Stanage VS challenge, route 18/36. Felt very hard at VS, and pumpy for 4c!

Hidden 10/May/18 2nd O/S
Orange 07/May/18 2nd O/S
Robbie Blease 07/May/18 Lead O/S
with Orange
tprebs 05/May/18 Solo O/S
ned_85 06/Aug/17 2nd
SamStrong93 06/Aug/17 Lead
with ned_85
Gordon W 06/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Rob Law
RobScarisbrick 05/Aug/17 2nd RP

VS Challenge

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

Route 18/36 of the VS Challenge At this point I had crashed due to lack of energy, so this felt nails.

gav 08/Jul/17 Lead β

VS Challenge route 18/36. Start time 11:44. Got round the corner OK. Spent a couple of minutes dithering about the pull into the vertical crack, but despite nearly dropping it got it done.

Hidden 08/Jul/17 2nd
Fellover 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S

VS Challenge Day 1 - Fun.

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

18th route of the Stanage VS Challenge

Fraser hill-casey 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

route 18/36 Half way point! at 12:27

with evenL
evenL 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
steveb2006 20/Jun/17 Lead
w-watson 06/May/17 Lead O/S
J.E.Spencer 06/May/17 2nd dog
Flavio 25/Mar/17 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Vilius A. 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
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
Dan Vaj 29/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
dewiturton 05/Jul/16 2nd
with keitht
keitht 05/Jul/16 Lead
spragglerocks 03/Jul/16 2nd
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
slab_happy 08/Jun/16 2nd
with Val
Dan Vaj 30/May/16 2nd rpt
with khalidq
khalidq 30/May/16 Lead rpt

Green and damp!

with Dan Vaj
khalidq 28/May/16 Lead


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

Surprisingly decent

Tim Rodgers 09/May/16 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Matt Shepherd 13/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Mowglee 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S

VS challenge

with Rockley
Rockley 10/Apr/16 Lead
with Mowglee
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead rpt
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.

Teappleby 25/Oct/15 2nd
Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC ?/Sep/15 -
Jim Slater 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Maia
Maia 22/Aug/15 2nd O/S

starting wall very green and holds greasy so not the most pleasant but in better conditions would be a good climb

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
HimTiggins 18/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with tebs
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
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
amccann 23/May/15 Solo O/S
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
Nick1812P 23/May/15 Solo O/S
with amccann
soph 21/May/15 Solo O/S
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
with soph
Jim Walton 10/May/15 2nd O/S

One of those routes where it is the same grade for second as the leader. Green in the opening crack but break is good,

with Chris M
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
Scott Anderson 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Ash
Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
charvey 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
tebs 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with tebs
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with TonyM
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Brown 08/May/12 Solo
Ally Smith 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
Hidden 08/May/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Danny Crump 02/Aug/10 Lead O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Alistair Corbett 11/Jul/10 2nd
Ketu 23/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ketu
MRichardson 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 21/Mar/10 2nd
disturbed_one51 21/Mar/10 Lead
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 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
Hidden ??/2008 -
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden 12/Nov/07 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead
Mark Stevenson 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Ben Bransby 07/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
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
roncaves 23/Jul/95 Lead
with Ian Smith
Hidden 23/Apr/95 2nd
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
DonnyDave 10/Aug/77 2nd
with Steve Holgarth
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