Rockfax Description
A worthwhile route up the left side of The Louisiana Rib. A reachy pull and delicate step from the break give a bold crux. © Rockfax

FA. Jim Perrin 1967

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage E1 Challenge (1989 Guide), Ron Fawcetts 100 extremes in a day.

Hidden 26/Sep/17 -
LBrown 19/Sep/17 Solo
morganator 11/Aug/17 Lead
with Stan Halstead
robert-hutton 07/Aug/17 -
Hidden 14/Jul/17 TR
9fingerjon 14/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with Matt
SGD 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Hard and bold. Not helped by the heat but this is thin and reachy. E2 and hard 5b.

Hidden 03/Jul/17 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
Andy Moles 21/Oct/16 TR
with shunt
9fingerjon 02/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Matt
john lynch 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ant King
aking12 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/16 2nd
Ian Saxton 22/Jun/16 2nd
with al
martinbettridge06 22/Jun/16 2nd
with Alan parker, Martin Haworth, Ian Saxton
Scott Anderson 02/Jun/16 2nd O/S

Stick only to the arête

Hidden 02/Jun/16 Lead O/S
paul79 17/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Paula Ryan ?/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/15 Lead
Gloria 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Grit is great, first taste of trad today, aided by a great teacher!

with gchand
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead
amccann 23/May/15 2nd O/S
ashtond6 13/Mar/15 2nd rpt
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
fabricio 01/Nov/14 2nd
with lee
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 30/May/14 2nd
mark4344 16/May/14 TR
with Matt Payne
WillDoyle 16/May/14 Lead O/S
rurp 06/May/14 Lead dnf

Ground fall potential, save for shunt

with bill farmer
ashtond6 26/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Cake 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Didn't stick to the arête after the first pull up above the crack. It felt like 5b all the same and was good. E1 this way for sure

with Jason
jmills94 29/Mar/14 2nd β

brilliant route only slightly hampered by its proximity to the decent route. If it wasnt for that i would give 3*, its all there on the slab for your feet with some nice little pinches on the arete. Previously lead but not logged

Jim Slater 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Good to get, had backed off this one last year.

Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Nick1812P 07/Nov/13 2nd O/S
charvey 18/Sep/13 2nd

1 fall

Hidden 15/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Palindrome 26/Aug/13 2nd β
Gudge 08/Aug/13 Lead O/S
joese7en 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S

one hard move, with a crimpy pinch on the arte, eases out afterwards.

kyaizawa 17/Jun/13 Lead O/S
treg 16/Jun/13 2nd
with Patrick
Hardcore Pat 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Tregellas
shouter 04/Jun/13 2nd
Welly Matt 04/Jun/13 Lead β

Don't rush this wonderful slab.

hotfeet 02/Jun/13 TR

It's amazing the difference a rope above you can make!

Sidekick 26/May/13 Lead O/S
AlexxelA 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Gray
Si dH 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
jmills94 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
JayAyBee ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden 14/Nov/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Nov/12 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 20/Oct/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Not a true onsight as I had down climbed from the crux a few months ago. Felt on the cusp of E1/E2, if you stick to doing the crux on the left arete. I reckon if it feels soft your'e probably doing the crux of 'finger lickin good'. Good route.

Jake Young 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Mark R
mark20 06/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Haydn Jones 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with pep
redjerry ?/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 17/May/12 Lead O/S
caradoc 12/May/12 Lead O/S

arete and mono slopey thing, nice line

with john b
Hidden 30/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
eburki1 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
shouter 01/Oct/11 Lead
tmawer 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Jaime Robertson
stvredmond 29/Jul/11 Lead

stuck to the arete as per the guidebook and used a slopey mono thing for the right hand. felt very tough and E2 seeing the length of the run out and doing those moves spo high above the gear. stick to the arete and see it in its true glory :D

James Oswald 08/May/11 2nd O/S

Technical and would have been bold...

Jonathan Hall 27/Mar/11 Lead
disturbed_one51 27/Mar/11 2nd
with Wee man
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Byronius Maximus 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Nice moves moving up the arete. Didn't feel contrived at all as some others seem to say here.

with Andy Winter
Bradbury 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Ollie B 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with M.Sharpe
Andy Nicholson 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with JD
Pown 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 27/May/10 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 24/May/10 2nd
jowgli 19/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Smith
tebs 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Good little route, a bit exciting, very glad i didn't fall off.

with Luke, Jon
Hidden 23/Apr/10 2nd
Wil Treasure ??/2010 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
metal arms 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Brown 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Skell 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
tedj234 19/Oct/08 Solo O/S
with Kate Campbell
Hidden 25/Sep/08 2nd O/S
WB 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Guy
garethb 14/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
Nicos 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with aiden jones
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Circus 11/Nov/07 Lead dnf

Made the reach to discover the hold was covered in slime so had to jump off. Big but safe fall.

with Loz
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Greg Pittam 20/Oct/07 2nd
with Harry Allan
Billg ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
Joe Dove 22/Jul/07 Lead
with paul
Hidden 10/Jun/07 -
Pythonist 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Teddington
Hidden 02/Mar/07 2nd
irish paul 04/Feb/07 2nd
with Andy F
Hidden 04/Aug/06 Solo O/S
shaun walby 14/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Chris Tan
Alex Mason 23/Jan/06 Lead O/S

quite contrived i followed the line of weakness and although run out to the point of effectively soloing the climbing is about 4c after the well protected crux. this is unless you go up the arete like the guy in the photo. which way well warrant E3

Hidden 17/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Rich Guest ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S

Soft at the grade despite Rockfax claiming otherwise. Unless I was better than I thought I was. People have told me that`s not possible though! ;-)

Hidden 15/May/05 2nd
Apharri ?/Mar/05 2nd
with Dave Wharton
Ben Bransby 22/Jan/05 Solo
Daniel Armitage 17/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Gambit 08/May/03 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 03/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ian Smith
Hidden 14/Mar/03 Lead O/S
BruceW ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/01 Lead
Paul-Michael 23/Jun/01 TR O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/01 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/00 2nd
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 29/Aug/98 Lead
Adam Greenwood ??/1996 Lead O/S
with Pete Jeffery
Hidden 29/Apr/95 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/95 Lead
SB_NWUK_99 ??/1995 Lead β

Lead in the 90s with some "beta" off Bob. I'm not sure if some routes are in the wrong order and/or missed out in this section of the website...

uphillnow ??/1995 Solo

Had done before

nai ??/1995 2nd
rob.grafton 08/May/94 Lead
with Terry, Tim, Bruce
Hidden 05/Jun/93 Lead
nokishatov 01/May/93 2nd O/S
with Sven
goi.ashmore 29/Apr/93 Lead β
with Rich Lawrence
Stoney Boy 04/Apr/93 Lead O/S
with Colin Hughes
IanHazzard 13/Jun/92 Lead O/S
steve taylor ?/Jun/92 Lead
with jon jones
SR1970 ?/May/92 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Aug/91 2nd rpt
with JOwen
Martin Bennett 14/Apr/91 -
with Nils Tremmel, MT
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 -
Hidden 03/Sep/90 Lead
NickJH ?/May/90 Lead
with I Smith
Iain Thow 22/Apr/90 2nd
with Steve di Ponio
Hidden 17/Mar/90 Lead
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Hidden 26/Sep/89 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/May/89 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Oct/87 Lead
with Mick Moss
Hidden 27/Sep/87 Lead
Tom V 20/Jun/87 Lead
with Mark Darwin
Neil McA 10/May/87 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/86 2nd
Dave Musgrove 11/Jun/86 -
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/May/84 Lead
stp 03/Mar/84 Solo O/S
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