18m.

Rockfax Description
The deep chimney is an ancient classic, slick and awkward until the chockstone is passed. Protection is good throughout and the upper section is much easier. © Rockfax

FA. Fred Piggott et al early 1920s

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Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Chimney Tour, Stanage Popular Greens

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
Eddie.Finch 13 May Lead O/S
with CSowden
with CSowden
Anne Fairbank 28 Apr 2nd Did this after backing off Wuthering
Did this after backing off Wuthering
Tim Cooper 20 Apr 2nd I don’t like chimneys
I don’t like chimneys
pawel suhy 20 Apr Lead O/S Nice push at the end of day. Quite polish in places
Nice push at the end of day. Quite polish in places
max_chan 19 Apr Lead O/S
Swiss Tony 22 Mar 2nd
with Scott Baxter, Climbed69
with Scott Baxter, Climbed69
cragtyke 27 Feb 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 27 Feb Lead Green & polished at the same time, but nice in an old-fashioned way
Green & polished at the same time, but nice in an old-fashioned way
mrphilipoldham 25 Feb Solo O/S Top roped the first half in getting Henry’s gear out from Wuthering. Untied and finished solo.
Top roped the first half in getting Henry’s gear out from Wuthering. Untied and finished solo.
Jmpollard 11 Dec, 2018 Solo Retrieving gear
Retrieving gear
AlexBclimbing 17 Oct, 2018 Solo O/S
Jim Walton 10 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
with Chris M
with Chris M
myrddinmuse 29 Sep, 2018 Solo O/S Green but good.
with Me myself and I
Green but good.
with Me myself and I
adz_c 25 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Savini_R 25 Aug, 2018 Lead
with adz_c
with adz_c
yllo 25 Aug, 2018 Lead
funkyvin1 25 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S Enjoyed this, wished it was my lead.
Enjoyed this, wished it was my lead.
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Hidden 20 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
Olliebradbury 20 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with John Charlton
with John Charlton
RyanR 11 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
caradoc 3 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with HelenJ
with HelenJ
AliceJS 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tei, Rebecca
with Tei, Rebecca
Will_Armstrong 21 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
with Dad
with Dad
iWoody5025 10 Jun, 2018 Lead
iainsmccrea 10 Jun, 2018 2nd rpt
tasp05 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Mark H
with Mark H
colin milton 21 May, 2018 Lead
scottyp 11 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Hugh caspar
with Hugh caspar
pio929 20 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
with Elliot Philips
with Elliot Philips
elliotphillips43 20 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
with Piers Denning
with Piers Denning
Hidden 25 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
Droyd 25 Mar, 2018 Solo O/S
Rob Houston ??, 2018 -
Rob Houston ??, 2018 -
Sam O'Rourke 5 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S
with Dan Cade
with Dan Cade
Hidden 5 Oct, 2017 Lead
timreynolds 22 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
robblowen 26 Aug, 2017 Solo O/S 56 of 100
56 of 100
Hidden 20 Aug, 2017 2nd
Simon Caldwell 20 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Not sure why I haven't climbed this before, it's a fine route
with Lemming
Not sure why I haven't climbed this before, it's a fine route
with Lemming
Dominic Burke 22 Jul, 2017 2nd
Mark Richardson 22 Jul, 2017 Lead
Fobbit169 1 Jul, 2017 Lead
heslop_ben 31 May, 2017 Lead
Paul Baxter 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S
dewiturton 9 Apr, 2017 Solo
Tommo0930 25 Mar, 2017 2nd
iWoody5025 25 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S
iainsmccrea 25 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
Alex Hyde 7 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S Got into my head that it was a vdiff so did it for a warm up, was very green, rushed a bit and slipped on green stuff, but landed on jammed boulder before gear.... dont bother climbing this route
with Joe
Got into my head that it was a vdiff so did it for a warm up, was very green, rushed a bit and slipped on green stuff, but landed on jammed boulder before gear.... dont bother climbing this route
with Joe
Hidden ??, 2017 Solo
Jonny Holmes 15 Nov, 2016 -
MrFantastic 25 Oct, 2016 Solo O/S
loonylovegood93 9 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S
daveclarke5 18 Sep, 2016 2nd
with jlury
with jlury
jlury 18 Sep, 2016 Lead
with Stephen Clarke , daveclarke5
with Stephen Clarke , daveclarke5
Markheighton 25 Aug, 2016 -
Hidden 16 Aug, 2016 Lead
Nick205228 ?Aug, 2016 -
SenzuBean 16 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Led it in the rain while slimy green after a few hours of rain... that's the way to climb it (?). Some very hairy moves (feet slipped despite my best efforts to wipe off slime and dry some key footholds, and almost fell off actually were it not for a bomber hand jam) and then I was able to begin chimneying proper and really enjoy it. Despite (because of?) all the green slime - we both had a cracking good time!
with Tim
Led it in the rain while slimy green after a few hours of rain... that's the way to climb it (?). Some very hairy moves (feet slipped despite my best efforts to wipe off slime and dry some key footholds, and almost fell off actually were it not for a bomber hand jam) and then I was able to begin chimneying proper and really enjoy it. Despite (because of?) all the green slime - we both had a cracking good time!
with Tim
gaz3212 19 Jun, 2016 2nd O/S
Steve Vincent 16 May, 2016 2nd
Nick1812P 19 Apr, 2016 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2016 -
rob wmc 25 Oct, 2015 Lead rpt
with Rebecca
with Rebecca
John Brayshaw 23 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with erica
with erica
erica 23 Aug, 2015 2nd
EBailey 6 Aug, 2015 Solo O/S
augustus trout 2 Aug, 2015 2nd
MaccMark 2 Aug, 2015 Lead
joem 11 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
with Betty, Linge
with Betty, Linge
ian d f 10 Jul, 2015 Solo O/S
Sam B 30 Jun, 2015 Lead dog Self-belay
Self-belay
Rapsling 30 Jun, 2015 Lead dog Roped soloed, in two pitches. Gear hanging in first pitch. Used tag bag. First pitch made considerable use of gear hanging. Belay station just a little above the chockstone. Easy enough to build a bomb-proof bi-directional anchor then rap down and clean the first pitch. Reclimbing roped solo style with top-rope seemed considerably easier. The second pitch is hardly worth being on belay for - I'd have been comfortable free soloing over the top. Overall, an excellent and exciting chimney route, not the easiest one in the world to find footholds for while faffing with the gear, but that's more than made up for by some excellent hand/fist jams. Two stars.
Roped soloed, in two pitches. Gear hanging in first pitch. Used tag bag. First pitch made considerable use of gear hanging. Belay station just a little above the chockstone. Easy enough to build a bomb-proof bi-directional anchor then rap down and clean the first pitch. Reclimbing roped solo style with top-rope seemed considerably easier. The second pitch is hardly worth being on belay for - I'd have been comfortable free soloing over the top. Overall, an excellent and exciting chimney route, not the easiest one in the world to find footholds for while faffing with the gear, but that's more than made up for by some excellent hand/fist jams. Two stars.
Richard Byrom 6 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
with Reuben Symons
with Reuben Symons
Flavio 5 Apr, 2015 Solo O/S
terri.lea-hunter ?Dec, 2014 2nd
liverpooldave 31 Aug, 2014 Lead β Stu
Stu
charvey 5 Jul, 2014 Solo O/S Ridiculously polished.
Ridiculously polished.
Hidden 11 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S
Rhi Rhi 19 May, 2014 2nd O/S Good lead from mish! First stanage severe for her!'
with MIsh
Good lead from mish! First stanage severe for her!'
with MIsh
Hidden 17 May, 2014 Lead
Hidden 17 May, 2014 2nd
ralphio 4 May, 2014 2nd More polished than my mum's coffee table.
with Martin
More polished than my mum's coffee table.
with Martin
gazfellows 4 May, 2014 Lead Finished on this after climbing back over from Wuthering!
with Nic
Finished on this after climbing back over from Wuthering!
with Nic
afearn91 ?May, 2014 Lead O/S
D.botts87 16 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
with Johnny W
with Johnny W
londonoring 9 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S Iain. A bit scary as was very green and slick
Iain. A bit scary as was very green and slick
Dan Arkle ??, 2014 -
Alfie Conn ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
jwhereat 16 Nov, 2013 2nd
Andy Moles 30 Sep, 2013 Solo O/S
with -
with -
Hidden 28 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
the power 14 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
leeds_belle 8 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Very polished.
Very polished.
EDB4YLI55 16 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
gsavell 19 May, 2013 Lead Green but great fun!
Green but great fun!
mikej 7 May, 2013 Lead
with Rick Naylor
with Rick Naylor
valentinesbabe 17 Feb, 2013 2nd O/S Can't believe I haven't done this before now. Nice climb that belies it's green appearance. Has the usual slippy Stanage severe start.
Can't believe I haven't done this before now. Nice climb that belies it's green appearance. Has the usual slippy Stanage severe start.
Jackwd 17 Feb, 2013 Lead O/S Good fun, green but not worse off for it. Do this route!
with Alex Poyzer, Tithe Technique, valentinesbabe
Good fun, green but not worse off for it. Do this route!
with Alex Poyzer, Tithe Technique, valentinesbabe
Tithe Technique 17 Feb, 2013 TR O/S
andork123 17 Feb, 2013 TR O/S
Nick Sillem ??, 2013 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2013 -
AlanPedrick ??, 2013 -
Hidden 21 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Oct, 2012 2nd O/S
Mike W 4 Oct, 2012 Solo O/S
jamesgr87 5 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S Night climb
Night climb
Griff1990 26 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S Backed off from Connelly's Variation
Backed off from Connelly's Variation
Bernie Wylde 24 Jun, 2012 Lead
Steve J P 24 Jun, 2012 2nd
Jonathan Hall 10 Jun, 2012 Solo
dannygiblin ?Jun, 2012 -
hillm001 1 Apr, 2012 -
albt 25 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
rurp 13 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S nasty green slippery thing best left for posterity
nasty green slippery thing best left for posterity
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead dog
Hidden 22 Oct, 2011 2nd
Hidden 4 Sep, 2011 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 4 Sep, 2011 2nd
with BossHog
with BossHog
SuperstarDJ 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S The bottom half is excellent, some nice moves with bomber gear than can be comfortably placed. The top half was a doddle, a bit too much so. The left hand finished looked a fair bit harder than the grade suggested and a bit gearless so I gave it a miss.
with Tony Hussain
The bottom half is excellent, some nice moves with bomber gear than can be comfortably placed. The top half was a doddle, a bit too much so. The left hand finished looked a fair bit harder than the grade suggested and a bit gearless so I gave it a miss.
with Tony Hussain
Hidden 8 Aug, 2011 Lead
Johnny B Diggerman 12 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Tricky and green slime slippery start, easier after the chockstone for sure. Great climb and lead.
with Dan O
Tricky and green slime slippery start, easier after the chockstone for sure. Great climb and lead.
with Dan O
Hidden 11 Jul, 2011 Lead
Dave Mason 6 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
with Darren Belfield
with Darren Belfield
Hidden 1 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jun, 2011 Lead
Hidden 15 May, 2011 Lead
DigitalSteak 24 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
superturbo 22 Apr, 2011 2nd
MissMuddypenny 20 Apr, 2011 2nd
MJAS82 20 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
ggflett 16 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with Carl Norman
with Carl Norman
Jake Young 11 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
liverpooldave 27 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
samuel.stevens 14 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Cwallace 14 Mar, 2011 2nd
Scott Anderson ??, 2011 -
uphillnow ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ?Dec, 2010 -
mattfarr 15 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
with Liam, Paul
with Liam, Paul
ElvisLeg 26 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
with Lee Harris
with Lee Harris
Big Lee 25 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S Didn't enjoy this much and made very hard work of the lower half of the climb.
Didn't enjoy this much and made very hard work of the lower half of the climb.
becster 3 Jul, 2010 2nd seconded mark up wuthering until the hard bit! (then untied and finished on this)
seconded mark up wuthering until the hard bit! (then untied and finished on this)
Keendan 2 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with migs493
with migs493
migs493 2 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Keendan
with Keendan
Ross Davidson 11 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with heallan
with heallan
wazir.safeer 10 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with Alkis
with Alkis
Alkis 10 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2010 Solo O/S
Andrew Sandercock 7 Mar, 2010 Solo O/S
chris552303 ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden 17 Oct, 2009 2nd
davidwright 4 Oct, 2009 2nd rpt
with Kate
with Kate
liverpooldave 21 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 14 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S
with Soloed
with Soloed
Karlos 8 Aug, 2009 Solo
robjc89 ?Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Tom Houston
with Tom Houston
sasasa 12 Jul, 2009 TR
jimorothy 26 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Scott Barnett
with Scott Barnett
jimorothy 26 Jun, 2009 TR Done again for Connelly's variation finish
with Scott Barnett
Done again for Connelly's variation finish
with Scott Barnett
Graeme Hammond 12 Jun, 2009 Solo rpt
Hidden 26 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Apr, 2009 2nd
KarlH 25 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Zygoticgema 25 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with KarlH
with KarlH
Hidden ?Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
DerwentDiluted 17 Mar, 2009 Lead
Hidden 15 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
TomWebber 15 Mar, 2009 2nd
SteveHi 16 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S
with Andy Dove
with Andy Dove
Hidden ??, 2009 2nd β
Hidden ??, 2009 -
andi taxi 31 Dec, 2008 Lead brill climb..loved it loads..!!! real classic.
with charly fell, laughterton
brill climb..loved it loads..!!! real classic.
with charly fell, laughterton
charley 31 Dec, 2008 2nd O/S Nice climb, should have 2 stars.. One to lead next time...
Nice climb, should have 2 stars.. One to lead next time...
Brown 6 Dec, 2008 Solo O/S
Retroman3 18 Oct, 2008 2nd O/S
with DanT
with DanT
DanT 18 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
SteveM 17 Oct, 2008 Solo
zard 11 Oct, 2008 2nd O/S
thehugehead 11 Oct, 2008 Lead
with zard
with zard
petemeads 9 Oct, 2008 Solo
Col Kingshott 30 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
Harry Thorpe 18 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with Sarah Rixham
with Sarah Rixham
Hidden 7 Jun, 2008 Lead
Kenny Larsen 4 Jun, 2008 2nd
with Chris
with Chris
Hidden 13 May, 2008 Solo
Bradbury 10 Feb, 2008 2nd O/S
with John Kearns (Dyno)
with John Kearns (Dyno)
vvanhinsbergh 9 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
with Mike Swinn
with Mike Swinn
Hidden ??, 2008 -
TrollJester ??, 2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
peter myers ??, 2008 Lead
with Alex May
with Alex May
Hidden 12 Dec, 2007 Solo O/S
Briclimb44 ?Dec, 2007 Lead
Briclimb44 ?Dec, 2007 Lead
Hidden 30 Oct, 2007 2nd
Cake 30 Oct, 2007 Lead
JohnH1977 ?Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
cheekyboy ?Oct, 2007 Lead
with Rob Frost
with Rob Frost
Graeme Hammond 20 Sep, 2007 2nd O/S
with Phil Baxter
with Phil Baxter
phill bentham 1 Sep, 2007 Lead
SKippy5 29 Jul, 2007 2nd
LankyPaddy 29 Jul, 2007 Lead O/S
with SKippy5
with SKippy5
dannyboy83 ?Jul, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 11 May, 2007 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 11 May, 2007 Solo O/S
Hidden 18 Feb, 2007 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
RM199 ??, 2007 -
Hidden ??, 2007 -
Dax H 4 Nov, 2006 Lead O/S
with Bruce
with Bruce
davidwright 9 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 9 Sep, 2006 2nd
loose85 25 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 1 Jul, 2006 2nd
John Lisle ??, 2006 -
Tobias at Home ??, 2006 -
mark4344 28 Sep, 2005 2nd
with Matt Payne
with Matt Payne
Hidden 22 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 10 May, 2005 Lead O/S
with Mark Gill
with Mark Gill
David Robinson ?May, 2005 Lead
Darrell Read 19 Feb, 2005 2nd
tommcdonna 10 Oct, 2004 Lead O/S
with Jonno Cox
with Jonno Cox
Budge 10 Jun, 2004 2nd O/S
rob wmc 14 Feb, 2004 2nd O/S
with Pete
with Pete
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead
Paz ?Apr, 2003 Lead
with MH
with MH
Mark Stevenson 15 Mar, 2003 Solo O/S
Hidden 29 Jun, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 29 Jun, 2002 Lead O/S
Ben Bransby 13 Mar, 2002 -
rlrs ??, 2002 2nd
Hidden ??, 2002 -
Dave Toseland ??, 2002 -
Hidden ?Sep, 2000 Solo O/S
sixties 16 Jul, 2000 Lead
with hrd
with hrd
skygodley 8 Jul, 2000 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 2000 -
ajc 17 May, 1998 Lead O/S
Roget 23 Mar, 1991 Solo O/S
Hidden 30 Jun, 1990 Solo
charlesmfrench ??, 1990 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 8 Oct, 1989 Lead O/S
with Dave Forster
with Dave Forster
Gambit 21 Sep, 1988 Lead O/S
with Adam and Phil
with Adam and Phil
Iain Thow 7 May, 1988 Lead
with Jacqui Butcher
with Jacqui Butcher
Hidden ??, 1988 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 May, 1987 Lead
John Marsland 11 May, 1985 2nd
with Dave Cousins
with Dave Cousins
Tom V ??, 1984 -
Rob Seymour 26 Jul, 1983 Solo O/S
Mark Kemball 12 May, 1982 Solo
Rob Davies 27 Sep, 1980 Solo
duncan ?Nov, 1979 Solo
Richard Weller 29 Oct, 1979 Lead
with Richard White
with Richard White
Neil McA 7 Oct, 1979 Lead O/S
Adderbury Climber 13 Aug, 1979 2nd O/S
with Smudge Smith
with Smudge Smith
Nigel Bond 5 Oct, 1975 Lead
with Pete and Ron
with Pete and Ron
Chris Ellis 15 Jun, 1975 2nd
with Dave Ellis
with Dave Ellis
Canyak ??, 1973 -
rogerskews ??, 1972 -
Rog Wilko ?Dec, 1970 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??, 1970 -
Gordon Stainforth 23 Nov, 1969 2nd
with Chris Heald, Tim James, Mike Danford, Tony Roper
with Chris Heald, Tim James, Mike Danford, Tony Roper
mikej 1 Dec, 1968 Lead
with E C/W
with E C/W
Martin Bennett 6 May, 1967 -
with Stu
with Stu
mikej 12 Jun, 1966 Lead
with Ted Markham
with Ted Markham
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