Rockfax Description
Climb the awkward wide crack to the right edge of the cave then move right to finish up the face. Well protected but hard work. © Rockfax

FA. Eric Byne 1950

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Starred VDiffs, Stanage Popular Greens.

ElasticParsley 18/Feb Lead O/S
with Calum
JonesE 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with Rich
richy85 26/Nov/16 2nd O/S
with JonesE
Jonny Holmes 15/Nov/16 -
Jack Whiteley 26/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Lawray 23/Oct/16 2nd β

slightly damp

with phil smith
Philgsmith 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with LA Wray
hirving 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Woody
Sam Woodward 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with HenDog
Mikethe boar 14/Oct/16 Lead


with Rick Mattheson
TGreen 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Jo, Jordan and Kit
Hidden 05/Oct/16 Lead
kermit_uk 02/Oct/16 Solo O/S
jeremyftaylor 24/Sep/16 2nd

Wow there are some polished holds on this.

samulejones 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Jeremy Taylor
Hidden 24/Sep/16 2nd
Pete_Mosely 23/Sep/16 AltLd

Belayed from the cave, Richard took over and finished up the route, couldn't commit to starting the traverse. My first multi-pitch :/

with Richard
HB1 23/Sep/16 AltLd

Led P2 - circumstances led to multi-pitch!

with Pete M
alex goodall 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Potemkin 17/Sep/16 TR O/S

Very nice. Really enjoyed the combination of crack and slopers, plus of course a cave tempting me in!

Hidden 17/Sep/16 TR
Hidden 14/Sep/16 Solo O/S
The Grist 11/Sep/16 Solo
Bethwoodley 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Alex Nicholson
Markheighton 25/Aug/16 -
TobyA 17/Aug/16 Solo dnf

Climbed the crack to the cave, didn't fancy the traverse out right so wimped out left to the descent.

Hidden 16/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/16 Lead
Caitlin 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Robs_Uren 14/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Caitlin
Hidden 09/Aug/16 2nd
SteveK 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Al Green
Hidden 05/Aug/16 2nd O/S
keitht 03/Aug/16 Solo
steveliput 03/Aug/16 2nd O/S
LeeHawden 22/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with joe
Joe.Elliott1 20/Jul/16 2nd
esuddes 08/Jul/16 2nd
with Henry
Hidden 08/Jul/16 -
The Reaper 05/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Solo
pingora 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
smoreda 26/Jun/16 Lead
r.greaves 26/Jun/16 Lead
with holly beckett
Andyjharper 18/Jun/16 2nd O/S
with Dave Brook
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
John Foster 05/May/16 Lead
with Ollie
tommylongfellow 23/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 23/Apr/16 2nd
JennyBroomby 20/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Liz
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead
mariannekhoo 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Not sure how it is possible, but with the exception of the starting move, Zoë led the entire route without jamming.

with Zoë
ryan1410 17/Apr/16 Lead β
with Hugo Underwood
MSchobitz 13/Apr/16 Solo rpt
FlavioL1989 09/Apr/16 Solo O/S
mjackson 03/Apr/16 2nd
Tony Myers 03/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Wendy Watthews 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Luke
kasha_gregson 02/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Bram
BTphonehome 02/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Kasha
Withey3 01/Apr/16 Solo O/S
penguin5465 30/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Very cold, but a lot of fun

big5824 30/Mar/16 2nd O/S
Pkrynicki1984 27/Mar/16 2nd

Freezing , Lovely jamming at the bottom.

nick ferro 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Oli Birkill
Lukem6 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Feb/16 Lead O/S
MrFantastic 25/Jan/16 Solo dnf
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Haig ??/2016 2nd O/S
suds_01 25/Oct/15 Lead
with Broni
broniblack 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
martin48 20/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 19/Oct/15 Solo O/S
albarnett93 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
LP 04/Oct/15 -
with Julian Earle
LP 04/Oct/15 -

Back on the grit- felt like an expert in a beginners body

with Julian Earle
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd
Tom.Priestley 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S

Hard for VDiff

Technoguile 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Dave Gray
Roget 26/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Fellmonkey 19/Sep/15 Lead
with Steve C
manosand 13/Sep/15 Lead dnf

Opted out early on; Sheldon escaped onto neighbouring route.

Hidden 12/Sep/15 Lead dnf
patrickhoey32 24/Aug/15 Lead
tommylongfellow 23/Aug/15 Lead
mountainpunk 23/Aug/15 2nd
with Tommy
Hidden 04/Aug/15 Lead
Durkules 02/Aug/15 2nd
Durkules 02/Aug/15 Lead dnf

Backed off traverse but was taking the wrong line (too low)

Andypeak 02/Aug/15 Lead

half the gear was pre laced after my artiness failed attempt.

Kdk9788 19/Jul/15 Lead

Favourite lead of stanage trip July 2015. Wee hand jam with a nice fluid traverse section

Michael Bortoluzzi 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Maz (WCC)
mark44 06/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead
xusa 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead
tomdawson4 14/Jun/15 2nd
Lancer 10/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Tom PCC
TClimb 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 10/Jun/15 2nd
Chris Sansum 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt

Picked a random line - it turned out to be this.

Hidden 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
mawbyfc 05/Jun/15 2nd O/S
nick244 30/May/15 -
AnneMarie 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Jon
Dazluke2000 17/May/15 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 10/May/15 Lead rpt
with Jack M
Wizzy 01/May/15 Solo O/S
Chris Oldfield 01/May/15 Lead O/S

missed the line and traversed too low with horrible sloping hand-holds

with Alex Lightfoot
MSchobitz 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Sankey 14/Apr/15 2nd
with Andy E
ht543 09/Apr/15 2nd
with Jonny Holmes, Krish
rohai545 09/Apr/15 Lead
with Helen, Jonny Holmes
jonhowson 09/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Lead
DanChad 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 07/Apr/15 2nd
alaster tonge 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
BTphonehome 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 22/Mar/15 2nd
with Bram
David_Gledson 10/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Derek Furze ??/2015 2nd
with Paul Mitchell
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead G/U
robgixer ??/2015 -
Felix Ottey 18/Oct/14 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead
SuperLee1985 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Some cracking jamming in the lower crack. The first route i've actually been able to use the wideboy's swimming technique. Top was a little more delicate.

StevieLee 12/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/14 TR
AndyRogers 02/Oct/14 Lead rpt

HVD all day

with Katy
lee1234 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Hy
Wright.phil 21/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with phil (sheffield), Paul Hy
Paul Hy 21/Sep/14 Lead rpt
MikaelW 13/Sep/14 Lead

nice route, crack>nice rest un a big cave>traversing>up

with Jo
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 77

Purely 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

A lot of jamming...

with JD
philipegwyther 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

3rd trad lead, traversed early and learned many lessons

JWB 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with My brother Robin
martinbettridge06 ?/Sep/14 2nd
david harvey ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with martin
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead
Marshall ?/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/14 Lead β
liverpooldave 31/Aug/14 Lead β


Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
daviesp2 24/Aug/14 2nd
Alasdair88 07/Aug/14 Solo O/S
erica 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Done in 2 pitches! Led up to cave, then couldn't commit to traverse - turned out I was trying to hand traverse where I should have been foot traversing!

with John
John Brayshaw 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Erica
Hidden 03/Jul/14 Lead rpt
benlatham07 02/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 28/Jun/14 TR

Went for route up the right hand side of cave for some variation. Made it a lot harder and more interesting!

Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd
alijam42 24/Jun/14 Lead
with Caz
Hidden 24/Jun/14 2nd
ben.phillips 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 22/Jun/14 2nd rpt

Done as part of the 100 stanage stars ticklist. 43 routes in 15 hours. Absolutely exhausting, but what an achievement! Well done Ben and thanks!

with Ben Philips
WhipperSnapper 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Minty
bazilikiukas 14/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Jun/14 2nd
ClemB 08/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Simonj 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Paul
Kirill 31/May/14 2nd rpt

Slightly awkward start, very pleasant afterwards. Great exposure at the traverse.

with Mari Ijas
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead
Hidden 26/May/14 Lead O/S
mattsmithuk 18/May/14 2nd O/S
with Sam Howell
frume 07/May/14 Lead O/S
with Alex Spalding
RCrockford 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Andy C, Mike A
monkeymatt 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Boston
mark stones 19/Apr/14 Lead
D.botts87 16/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Johnny W
Rockpiglet 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Rocksarge, stonechaser
StoneChaser 10/Apr/14 Lead RP
with Rocksarge, Rockpiglet
Hidden ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 22/Feb/14 2nd dnf

Hannah opted not to finish - too cold and it looked intimidating!

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mrdigitaljedi 22/Dec/13 Lead

good climb when not F*****n cold

with stokienomad
stokienomad 22/Dec/13 2nd

Was so cold I lost feeling in both hands and feet !

Goodstuff 21/Dec/13 2nd O/S

Route 12 of the Stanage Winter challenge. Another absolute cracker, especially the exposed traverse section.

with Mike Gallimore
MichaelGallimore 21/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Done as part of the first successful completion of the stanage winter challenge, in a time of 7hrs. Cheers for an amazing day James :)

marconi 14/Dec/13 2nd
Palmer 14/Dec/13 Lead O/S
stokienomad 30/Nov/13 Lead

Some perfect jamming on the lower crack.

mrdigitaljedi 30/Nov/13 2nd
with stokienomad
Hidden 19/Oct/13 Lead
wjcdean 05/Oct/13 2nd O/S

Trevs lead.

Trevers 05/Oct/13 Lead
with Jack, wjcdean
Lapepina 05/Oct/13 2nd
with John Cardy
Andy Moles 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with -
Paul-Michael 21/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Paul lead to the cave I lead from there.

with Paul Nurse
chri55ie 21/Sep/13 Lead
with Sue whittle, Mike Hough
StormShadow 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Rob and Chris
mike_hough_uk 21/Sep/13 2nd
D Berry 18/Sep/13 Lead

Very good and yet another VD vastly superior to Flying Buttress. Romping up the crack to something altogether more delicate for the traverse. Had to resort to 1 point of aid for this, using Friend as handhold, then was completely annoyed at myself afterwards as it immeadiatley became a breeze again.

with Claire Berry
AndyRogers 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
cathymiller 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
The Norris 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Seemed fairly tricky to me!

with Gem
Ash_Johnson 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
splat2million 18/Aug/13 Solo

on a shunt

john max 10/Aug/13 Lead
with Eric Olson
James Oakes 01/Aug/13 Solo O/S
splat2million 19/Jul/13 Solo

on a shunt

Haighy 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/13 2nd
lithos 30/Jun/13 AltLd

Karl led to cave, i led after

with karl c, ccc
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Phil T
the power 24/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Paul Hy
dr_botnik 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Jack D
Jackwd 24/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Ross Young 08/Jun/13 2nd O/S
mhamiltonj 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd
hotfeet 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Matt Marsh 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Andy Fleet
mapperley samurai 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Xander Moss, Ben Moss
jacob.holding 19/May/13 Lead O/S
with Martin Holding, Kevin Robinson
gazfellows 19/May/13 Lead
with Kyle, Nic
Hidden 30/Apr/13 Lead
JM0rrison 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?/Apr/13 2nd
dj hannaford 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
DavidPC 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Stuck rope. Tom davies ascender

with Tom Davies
Mike Soulby 05/Jan/13 2nd O/S
scott.hill 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
J.Atkins 02/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Chris1234H 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S
pimonserry 01/Dec/12 2nd O/S
Steven Andrews 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
gsavell 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
HarryB 10/Nov/12 Solo O/S
Jackwd 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Night climb.

George Frisby 10/Nov/12 Lead O/S
charley 10/Nov/12 2nd O/S

In the dark....

with JackD
Chris Manasseh 27/Oct/12 Lead
with Jules
Benn A 26/Oct/12 Lead
sheelba 20/Oct/12 2nd
daviesp2 14/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Peter Foster 15/Sep/12 TR O/S
with Ben White
Hidden 15/Sep/12 2nd
Tom Gregory 13/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with John Berlingo
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 2nd O/S
MeMeMe 02/Sep/12 Lead
with Amy
NickTay 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian C
Charley Carpenter ?/Sep/12 -
with Amy prosser
Rikki5 13/Aug/12 2nd
mattgrange 11/Aug/12 Lead
RyanOsborne 29/Jul/12 Lead
Wayne S 27/Jul/12 -
robblowen 26/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Munch
munch88 26/Jul/12 2nd β
with rob
Griff1990 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant for learning to Jam on the bottom section, Top section felt bold for HVD an was run out but not too difficult

howlingbaboon 14/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Scott, Rob
Scott Anderson 14/Jul/12 Lead
alooker ?/Jul/12 Lead

Great route, stepping out from the cave is a touch disconcerting but rewarded by huge jugs. The crack isn't classic climbing but the rest is top notch.

Dawn_K_B ?/Jul/12 2nd
Steve J P 24/Jun/12 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 24/Jun/12 Lead
with sp
john max 10/Jun/12 Lead
with David Fisher
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
brad_tait 06/Jun/12 2nd
Tony Ryland 01/Jun/12 Lead
buxtoncoffeelover 29/May/12 Solo
DDDD 26/May/12 Lead O/S

Lovely climb, nice and balancy, rather than thuggy.

with Sham
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 21/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/May/12 Solo O/S
hcooper 13/May/12 -

Set off on lead, and discovered my lack of hexes or large cams made protection a little tricky! So threw a rope down from on top and did it. Nice - but traverse was really sketchy in such strong wind!

with Gerard Capes
leeds_belle 13/May/12 Lead dog

Very windy which made topping out difficult. Strong winds made communication difficult with belay partner. Ended up with massive rope drag too. One to repeat in future.

disturbed_one51 06/May/12 Lead
Pike 06/May/12 Lead β

very good intro to HVDiff, felt a little desparate just right of the cave.

mattwilk 06/May/12 2nd O/S

Tricky move just near the ground but otherwise a steady romp. Definitely not VDiff though.

with Mike
Nick F Smith 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with Garry Smith
thom.wareing ?/May/12 -
kfowler141 15/Apr/12 Lead
Emma Painter 13/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Marcus, Tom
john_ni 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Peak CC
liverpooldave 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Law1980 22/Mar/12 2nd O/S
laurie turpin 21/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead
Rich098 04/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Bob Black ??/2012 Lead
with Hilary
Hidden ??/2012 -
brummievet ??/2012 -
Paul McCallum ??/2012 Lead O/S
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead
Dan_Staff 29/Oct/11 2nd
Darrell Read 29/Oct/11 Lead
with Andrew Whyte
robbiek 29/Oct/11 2nd
with Josie Venables, Dan Staff
Hidden 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Nellewelly 23/Oct/11 2nd
seanlikeskites 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
jockpat 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
liverpooldave 02/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
morsy 24/Sep/11 Lead
with peter berwick
Bob M 23/Sep/11 Lead
with Mike Giddens
xphoenix0 23/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Nicolas
mountaingoatgirl 15/Sep/11 Lead
with Nick Bean
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 04/Sep/11 2nd
with Caesar
georgenvk 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 -
Pete23 ?/Sep/11 2nd
with Stephen Mors
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
Nigel Bond 17/Aug/11 Lead
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 16/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/11 Lead
samwillo 26/Jul/11 Lead
ChrisW999 26/Jul/11 2nd
with Sam
Hidden 17/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Solo
adam carless 05/Jul/11 Solo O/S
RiverRoam 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Hard for VDiff. Nightmare for my novice seconds first gritstone climb!

with Jan
Cwallace 17/Jun/11 Lead
adamjeffs 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
garburn 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Laura
rockman 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Top end of the grade

timcedwards 02/Jun/11 2nd
FireyClimber 27/May/11 Lead O/S
RichardMc 08/May/11 Lead
with Tony Williams
Graeme Hammond 06/May/11 Lead rpt
with Becky E, Pete aka Dad
Becky E 06/May/11 2nd
with Pete (Graeme's dad), Graeme Hammond
Palindrome ?/May/11 2nd
jamiemcdonald 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Michelle Taylor
PhillS 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Paul S
sylwia 20/Apr/11 2nd
w.pettet-smith 20/Apr/11 Solo

only bottom half. fun.

Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Lead
ritid 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S

went off route, traversed right with hands where feet should be!!! blazing sun in the eyes, went back to cave

ilona torstensson 08/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Nicholas Livesey 02/Apr/11 Lead

This route might give a Vdiff leader a bit of a shock!

with Lucie Sedlarova
pabbage 26/Mar/11 -
Outbound1 19/Mar/11 2nd
Geoboy 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
alexcollins123 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
joe.91 08/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Sarah Harri 08/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Think I started traversing right too low down, and my gear was terrible, but did it this time!

with Tom Reid, Joe Dobson
Hidden 08/Mar/11 Lead
Sarah Harri 12/Feb/11 Lead dnf

Lead to the cave, got scared, and belayed from there.

with Kate Slack
Hidden 19/Jan/11 Solo O/S
mrmattwright ??/2011 Lead β

Tricky move out of the cave, felt bold for HVD.

with Kiwi Cam
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Tatjana ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
the power ??/2011 -
ChrisW999 ??/2011 2nd
with Sam
MJS ??/2011 -
Wyrdwired ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Lead this but went off to the right on a harder route finishing up the last section of Twin Chimneys Buttress

with Mick Sissons
Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Podling 18/Sep/10 Lead

Alex first real climb aged 8 into cave did not top out.

with Alexander
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Dr Rorlasaurus 09/Sep/10 2nd
alexanderbeetle 09/Sep/10 Lead
Jonathan Hall 30/Aug/10 Solo
Nick1812P 27/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Jamie
Conor1 16/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Bailed into the cave and then couldn't get back on route. Good climbing up to that point and the best looks like its still to come. I've done the (excellent) very top bit before when climbing twin chimneys buttress The traverse left looks stiff even at HVD - almost certainly S4a if not harder. Good though.

with joe lynch
Fran S8 14/Aug/10 Solo
Harry Holmes 11/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/10 2nd
Si dH 05/Aug/10 Solo O/S

thought Id done this ages ago but apparently not according to guide & logbook. Only did the 'crack' bit.

jamiemcdonald ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Michelle Taylor
sirmattytheman 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Couldn't find good pro so became a bit run out up top !

with Tristan
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Ed morris 11/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with james
Pero 10/Jul/10 Lead
sstanier 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Andy Bailey
buxtoncoffeelover 16/Jun/10 Lead
bullethead 13/Jun/10 2nd
victim of mathematics 04/Jun/10 Solo rpt

Actually not too hard if you can jam (I must have learnt at some point in the last 6 years)

nai 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Karen
John.RH 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Jenny J and Phil W
RFWilkie 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Tony Mustow 23/May/10 Lead O/S
pldarch 21/May/10 2nd
with Sam
sambosanquet101 21/May/10 Lead
heist182 17/May/10 Lead O/S
with Mat Grange
Hidden 17/May/10 Lead O/S
Johnny B Diggerman 16/May/10 2nd O/S

Paul led, good climb, a variety of holds requires d, very enjoyable.

with Paul G
pldarch 15/May/10 2nd
with Isabel, Andy Rigby
CharlesE 14/May/10 TR O/S
pldarch 09/May/10 Lead
with Andy Rigby
paul1234 28/Apr/10 Lead

More like a HVD

with Phil
Hidden 23/Apr/10 2nd
garywong 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
philgeorge999 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

This is an HVD, ehem. Took a while to get out of the cave, but did it in the end and the traverse was fine.

with Gary
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
barney@helmshore 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with James W
Hidden 14/Apr/10 2nd
Tony Mustow 13/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Was getting cold and dark so completed up to the Cave, lovely hand Jams :D.

Byronius Maximus 21/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Luke Evans
dpmUK 17/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Jen
arctic_jen 17/Mar/10 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 16/Mar/10 Lead
Hidden 16/Mar/10 2nd
Jim Slater 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
andrew sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
JFORDE ??/2010 Lead O/S
eclipse 15/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Greg Jones 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Poped two pices of gear 2/3rds of the way up and pooed myself.

with eclipse
Hidden 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
Dinger 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Keenb 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
sce8 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Neil
Howard J 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Traversed right from the top of the crack with my hands in the big break - apparently I should have moved left into the cave, and foot-traversed this.

Hidden 28/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 05/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Pete aka Dad
Danzig ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Adam Woodhams
Ketu 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 30/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Rob
WendyT 22/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with James Marsh
Hidden 22/Aug/09 TR O/S
barryjacks 09/Aug/09 2nd
with Andrew Maddison
Karlos 08/Aug/09 Solo
Dom Whillans 05/Aug/09 -

billy no mates - on a shunt

Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead
pabbage ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
lostinmidlands ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with nil4e
Pilch 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S

didnt fancy the solo, so laed, took a more direct line at the top

with Graham
Hidden 09/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
bencole ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Rach, Dad
Hidden ?/Jul/09 2nd
Stone_donkey 29/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with George
mic_b 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 12/Jun/09 Solo rpt
valentinesbabe 11/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Nice climb :-)

Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead
andrew300169 31/May/09 Lead O/S

Nice little route

with Judy
madagascar 31/May/09 2nd
Hidden 29/May/09 Lead O/S
andyebbens 28/May/09 Lead
with Paul
Benrj 23/May/09 2nd
with lauren foster
M_Bell 23/May/09 Lead O/S
bridget143 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Lisa and John
JDDD 26/Apr/09 Solo
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead
vanderz 20/Apr/09 Solo O/S
markblair 19/Apr/09 Lead
with Charles Thornhill
Philsy 18/Apr/09 Lead
with Linda P
mike_hough_uk 12/Apr/09 Lead
chri55ie 12/Apr/09 2nd
prometheus 12/Apr/09 Solo
howlingbaboon 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
rob wmc 11/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Alex WW & Neil
phja 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf

head wasn't in the game today

with zoe marshall
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
shameless 22/Mar/09 Lead
with fi
Neil Pacey 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/09 2nd
sims 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Jonno
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
JDDD 31/Jan/09 2nd
jsrous ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Ruth Bevan
Hidden ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
chrisallan ??/2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/08 2nd
Tomprusk 11/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Night acent in the rain

C@rwyn 11/Oct/08 Lead dog

At night in the dark and wet lol!

with Tom
andi taxi 09/Oct/08 TR
with cup of tea kev
Hidden 02/Oct/08 Lead
cmnm104 ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S

First Lead

Hidden 25/Sep/08 Lead β
vincentvega 21/Sep/08 Lead
with mike smith
heidavey 14/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Only to the cave.

with Susi
red.stiletto 14/Sep/08 2nd dnf

Gave up at the cave!

with heidavey
Mike Hall 14/Sep/08 Lead
with Liz, Phil
Hidden 10/Sep/08 Lead O/S
mountaingoatgirl ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Lois
Hidden 31/Aug/08 TR O/S
stewart murray 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Todd Davidson
gav 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Mark, Martin
Hidden 24/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
edmitchell 24/Aug/08 Lead
with kai ren
petemeads 23/Aug/08 Solo
DannyK 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden 28/Jun/08 2nd
dfbpdave 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Becky
Sam W 28/Jun/08 2nd
with Sheona
Keith Jones 25/Jun/08 2nd
with ali, David
mikeryder 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with ben quarmby
Hidden 08/Jun/08 Lead
Blisco 07/Jun/08 Lead rpt

Went the right way this time!

with Christine Forder, Alistair Jackson
Chris Ellis 07/Jun/08 Lead
with Steve Wade
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Homewood
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/May/08 2nd
achatzs 05/May/08 Lead β
Hidden 03/May/08 Solo rpt
Hidden 03/May/08 AltLd rpt
SecretSquirrel 03/May/08 Solo

Awesome route but the scariest thing i've soloed for quite some time!

The Mountain Goat 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Keith Spence, Adrian Breathanach
Blisco 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Think I didn't traverse far enough right and finished up Bill & Ted's Lobotomy.

with Michael Fordham
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Solo O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
stewart murray ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
sdht ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
sadams 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Catherine Adams
Dinger 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Graham Horne
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead
hurl 22/Sep/07 2nd
with Paul, Fran, Sarah
Burbage Blunderer 15/Sep/07 2nd O/S

He moaned all the way up about there being no gear, even though the biggest run out he had must of been all of 5 feet.

with Nick Walsh
no_more_scotch_eggs 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S

was indeed quite hard work...

Hidden 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
stooby 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Oliver
CupFullOf Mead 07/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Barnsley
marccb6 30/Jul/07 2nd
with Frank
frankcp87 30/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with marccb6
Hidden 28/Jul/07 AltLd β
Kirill 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Dina, Ilia
Ilia Nadyrbayev 07/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 30/Jun/07 Lead O/S
mogatron 30/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with tom
mr bounce 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Mike & Lee
baldcoder 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
shameless 02/Jun/07 Lead
with fi
jcurley 05/May/07 2nd
with Harry
peter myers ?/May/07 Lead
with Alex May
DerwentDiluted 22/Apr/07 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
pog100 17/Apr/07 Lead

scary for me after failure as second in rain, but ultimately satisfying

with Reaver2k, hartke
hartke 17/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with reaver2k
Reaver2k 17/Apr/07 2nd rpt

Dad lead, first easily although abit shabby protection until half way up crack (no biggie) set up a bomber sling then was off. He struggled with the traverse, which were not entirely sure whether we did correctly! Easyish rockover on small holds and slopers 4b maybe 4c I reckon - I do not remember that when I lead it last time so I think we went wrong somewhere. I followed, doing alot of hand jamming at the top of the crack (brilliant for a beginner who just wants practice) then followed the same traverse move with difficulty - something wrong there - and finished up the top of the juggy flakes. No idea where the traverse should go.

with Dad, Neil
gibbo38 15/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with gibbo21
gibbo21 15/Apr/07 2nd
with paul
tonymw 15/Apr/07 Lead β

Found this climb hard for a VD. Particularly coming out of the cave, which is a bit scary.

with Juile Moore
Andy Fielding 14/Apr/07 Lead
with Jack Fielding
debbien1 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
janbutternutsquash 13/Apr/07 Lead
with mike
epic ed 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S

slopers at the top!

with Chris
Hidden 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
colin milton ?/Apr/07 Lead
Jules_Robbo ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Tom
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
jcurley ?/Apr/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 17/Feb/07 Lead O/S
RM199 ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
rich13 ??/2007 Lead O/S
MikeDowsett ??/2007 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
Andy Clarke 26/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with James, Tommo
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Lead
thomasadixon ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/06 2nd O/S
majicjohn 15/Oct/06 2nd O/S

Traversed to low on awesome fist jams

with Jack, Tom
Tobias at Home 14/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with Flyboy
SteveM 08/Oct/06 Lead
with Tobs
Dave Wearing 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Gybebunny 30/Sep/06 2nd
with Dave W
max_chan 24/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Lou
fizzy_elephant 22/Sep/06 Solo O/S
with Nick Fletcher
Reaver2k 03/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Favourite lead so far, brilliant protection so the traverse was fine once id got a nice cam in there!

pog100 03/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
shouter ?/Sep/06 2nd
gibbo38 27/Aug/06 Lead
with Mike
CJE 27/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Dan Parsons
munnsy 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Emma
MaccMark 02/Aug/06 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/06 Solo rpt
mr bounce ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Shona
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 24/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Dax H 18/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Richard Edgel
Hidden 06/Jun/06 Lead O/S
loose85 06/Jun/06 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Mutl3y 11/May/06 2nd
with Mister Smith
simonw1 29/Jan/06 Lead O/S
with Ian Tadman
Neil Adams ??/2006 -
tiga271 ??/2006 Lead
with Mark
Hidden ??/2006 Solo
Duncan Beard ??/2006 Lead
with Dee Rowell
paul_d 19/Nov/05 2nd
with Iain Simpson
Mike Parker 30/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Dan Parker & James Ayre
rob wmc 29/Oct/05 2nd O/S
with Pete
Nicos 20/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 08/Oct/05 Lead O/S
mark4344 26/Sep/05 2nd
with Matt Payne
PenJD 14/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Bartlett
Hidden 12/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/05 TR
Laramadness 28/May/05 Solo
Hidden 14/May/05 Lead
Matt Bill Platypus 23/Apr/05 2nd
Chris the Tall 19/Feb/05 Solo rpt
Dave Mahon ??/2005 Lead
with Mark Moody
tommcdonna 10/Oct/04 Lead O/S

Rope drag turned this into an epic, entirely my fault though.

with Jonno Cox
Bob M 02/Oct/04 Lead
with Chris Bristow
zcapxa5 05/Sep/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Jennions
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 12/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Rachel Smith
Budge 03/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
Hidden 02/Jun/04 2nd
Stefan Kruger 25/May/04 Lead O/S
with Sarah Porter
Dave Mahon ?/May/04 Lead
masa-alpin 09/Apr/04 2nd dnf

Escaped to the left, as the leader had gone that way.

with Adam W
victim of mathematics 22/Feb/04 2nd O/S
Jonny M 22/Feb/04 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 21/Feb/04 Lead O/S
drysori ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Pythonist ??/2004 Solo O/S
CurlyStevo ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/03 2nd
tobydunford 15/Sep/03 Solo O/S
roverhead 17/Aug/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 19/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Bob M 29/Mar/03 Lead
with John Mair
Hidden 27/Mar/03 Lead O/S
Reds 22/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with debbie
Hidden 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 -
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden 05/Oct/02 Lead O/S
cjphillips ?/May/02 Lead O/S
mikehenesy ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Steve Pardoe 13/Apr/02 Lead

Sandbag! Needs two ropes; getting out of the cave is tricky

with Marek Piekarski
Hidden 01/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden 01/Apr/02 2nd
platt2000 ??/2002 2nd
Dave Toseland ??/2002 -
rob k 27/Sep/01 2nd O/S
with N Smeeton
John Eley ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/01 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd
Hidden 28/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/00 2nd
Gman ?/Aug/00 2nd O/S
with Ed, Eamon
WRMusall 30/Jul/00 Lead
sixties 16/Jul/00 Lead
with hrd
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
CAPRICORN 16/May/00 Lead O/S

An exercise in Jamming and balance

with Kieron Gibbons
rc ??/2000 Lead
hdog76 ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden 13/Jun/99 Solo
Phil West 09/May/99 Lead O/S
with David Atherton
PenJD 05/Apr/99 Lead O/S
with Stuart North
EllieWoods 03/Sep/98 2nd O/S
with Laura
Hidden 27/Jun/98 Lead
Mike Turner 19/Apr/98 Lead O/S
with Steve Gray
Jim Brooke 19/Oct/97 Lead
Hidden 01/May/97 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Maarten2 01/Sep/96 Lead
with Kitti
Strong Steve 24/Aug/96 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 24/Aug/96 Lead O/S
babymoac 07/Apr/96 Lead
with Manda, Liz
puddingstone 07/Apr/96 2nd
with Andy
rocktigger ??/1996 Lead O/S

B x B Seconded to retreave gear

craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 12/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with CDW
chris d williams 12/Jul/95 -
Hidden 21/May/95 Lead
Rampikino 03/May/95 Solo
andrewbooth1000 02/May/95 Lead
skygodley 09/Apr/95 Solo O/S
rurp ??/1995 -
Hidden 13/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/94 Solo
JiveWeasel ?/May/94 Lead
Daniel Wrightson 30/Apr/94 Solo
Phil1967 26/Mar/94 Lead
with Bruv
andrewbooth1000 26/Mar/94 2nd
with Bruv
Sime64 04/Jul/93 2nd O/S
with Gill
Scott McRae ?/Jun/93 2nd O/S
with Carol Fowles
Hidden ?/May/93 Solo O/S
fellgazelle ??/1993 Lead O/S

Repeated 3 or 4 times since with usual suspects

with Alan Haigh
NorthernRock ?/Sep/92 Lead
charlesmfrench 22/Aug/92 Solo O/S
dodders 06/Aug/91 Lead
timreynolds 20/Jul/91 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 04/Oct/89 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/89 Lead
Hidden 12/Nov/88 Solo
Hidden 22/Oct/88 AltLd
Chris Ellis 16/Sep/88 2nd
with Dave Turner
Iain Thow 25/Jun/88 Solo rpt
IanHazzard 23/Apr/88 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1988 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 20/Sep/87 2nd

Quite hard in wet.

with Bob Lister
Andy Say 28/Aug/87 Solo
steve prior ?/Jun/87 Solo
Hidden 22/May/87 Lead
philhc ??/1985 -
Rob Davies 09/Aug/84 Lead
with Mike Papworth
andy tetsill ?/Jul/84 Lead
with Joy
Tom V ??/1984 -
Nigel Bond 27/May/80 Solo
andy tetsill ?/May/80 Lead
with Rob Kevan
dangerdave ??/1980 Lead
with Nick Elliott
Colin Matheson ?/Apr/78 AltLd

Solo first pitch

with Thompson
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1977 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 07/May/76 Solo
Hidden 16/Apr/76 Solo
Hidden 17/Nov/74 Solo
tapley 28/Jul/74 Lead
with Alison Tapley
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
Rog Wilko ?/Nov/70 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 10/Sep/67 Lead
with Steve Radford, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
Hidden ??/1967 -
mikej 10/Sep/66 Solo
with Ted Markham, John Lee
Hidden 27/Feb/66 Lead
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