Rockfax Description
From the boulders climb the tricky slab to the left twin cave - tough (E1 5b?) in all but perfect conditions and often avoided by a traverse in. Move right and climb the rib between the caves and the shallow groove above on good flat holds - thrilling stuff. © Rockfax

FA. Alf Bridge 1932

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, The Peak: Past and Present, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion, Stanage Wishlist, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

sev 24/Sep/17 Solo
crossleysm 02/Sep/17 Lead dnf
with Pixie-Andy
Pixie-Andy 02/Sep/17 2nd O/S

Felt like a hard E1, slipping off start likely, tiny nut may not hold! Gear following is poor, moves unnerving. 2nd pitch is awesome, 3 stars and reasonably well protected. 5a or 5b? Mmmm

with Simon Crossley
kermit_uk 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Adam Long 16/Jul/17 Solo
cragsman9000 13/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Neil
seanwales91 21/May/17 Lead dnf

No gear, thanks to excellent spotting I didn't break my ankles falling off the green slab three times. Really though after those initial moves it was mine, not today, scary

Hidden ??/2017 Lead
BrynHeason 31/Oct/15 2nd dog
with Matt Heason
Hidden 26/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
The Reaper 15/Apr/15 2nd O/S
rurp 10/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Thin and green then hard and juggy, amazing route but prang potential

with Mark
sdavies141 ??/2015 Lead O/S
Duncan Campbell 12/Oct/14 2nd
with Bubbles
RM199 02/Oct/14 2nd rpt
g1m147 07/Sep/14 TR

Tried leading first. Not brave enough.

Darryl.h ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
cem 16/Jul/14 2nd rpt

Quite tough for the grade.

Gudge 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Good climbing & value!

Andrew Barker 10/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Green and serious start. Good steep finish.

with Si
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
dannyboy83 04/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 21/Sep/13 Lead

Again wet and mega green, awesome route though if dry although may still be tricky for HVS.

RM199 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Wet and Green

ChrisBrooke 03/Aug/13 2nd

Dan went direct up the slab rather than from the boulders. Apparently an E4 variant. Pretty hard and serious start.

with Dan McManus
Hidden 18/Jun/13 2nd
Jim Slater 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Precarious first moves, especially scary in warm greasy conditions. Just managed to hold it together for the onsight.

john_ni 18/Jun/13 2nd
Hardcore Pat 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with CJ Carter
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 22/May/12 Lead O/S

Bit of a sandbag, full E15B climbing if you climb the true line.

djones66 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Harder than expected. Can get one good very-small wire on the initial slab, but it still felt pretty serious. Top section good pumpy fun, after fiddling in some wires to protect the first moves out of the cave. Good value.

with Stve mc D
mark20 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Bottom slab felt 5b and serious

Dan Lane 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Nails start, really hard but may have gone too direct, top wall is ace!

Tony Holdsworth 03/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with George Richardson
Dafydd Llywelyn 14/May/11 2nd
with Jamie
llamaglama 14/May/11 2nd
with Jam
Hidden 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Alex@home ?/May/11 Lead O/S

scary as hell up the slab. no gear and green, frictionless holds - easily e1 if not more. top half was great though

with The Doctor
Graeme Hammond 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Wanted to climb this for a while. It climbs exactly as the 2007 guide describes it 'A brilliant route culminating in joyous yarding on ever-improving holds up the upper scoop' The lower green slab feels a bit bold (one good wire) but the holds where well chalked and obvious from a recent ascent. Well worth the 2 stars it gets in the BMC 2007 Stanage guide :)

john_ni 26/Apr/11 2nd
flatland_warrior 18/Apr/11 TR dog
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Will_Maxwell 30/May/10 Lead dnf

Sod all protection through slab till wire above cave and definately not a 5a! Nearly died on it!

with Debbie Armstrong, Tim Lewis
Rowansb 28/May/10 Solo O/S
with Ewan
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
plain kitten ??/2010 Solo
chris552303 ??/2010 Lead
cymjt ??/2010 -
Brown 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
BobPorter 31/Jul/09 Lead β

Lead after Tuva placed initial gear

with Tuve
duzinga 31/Jul/09 2nd rpt

too pumped to lead. not my day.

with Bob
plain kitten ??/2009 Lead
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
goi.ashmore 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
John Marsland 02/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Goi
Alfredo ?/Jul/08 Lead
with Ben H
b.hayley ?/Jul/08 2nd
alaan 09/Jun/08 Solo O/S
gazfellows 07/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
cem 20/May/07 2nd
with Jonathan I, Graham Dolman
Hidden 02/May/07 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2007 -
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
ukb & bmc shark 29/Mar/06 Solo
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
ukb & bmc shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
Stig 10/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
TonyF 09/Jun/04 Lead
with Pete Scott
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 16/May/04 Solo O/S
dan gibson 16/Sep/03 Solo rpt
duncan 31/May/03 Lead rpt
with Hugo Glover
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
DubyaJamesDubya 29/Mar/03 2nd O/S

Hard and scary start (not my lead): Martin's

with Adrian Casey, Martin Peters
furry 14/Sep/02 -
with Phil B
dan gibson 11/Sep/02 Solo rpt
jamie ward 10/Jun/02 2nd dog
with Chris Comrie
Ben Bransby 07/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden 26/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden 07/Jul/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/00 Lead O/S
John Marsland 14/May/00 Lead
with Liz Lindley, Darrell Small
Hidden ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Martin Bennett 12/Sep/99 -
with MT, SF, SW
Hidden 03/May/99 2nd
DavidEvans 03/May/99 2nd
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
skygodley 26/Jul/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Iain Thow 24/Jun/97 2nd
with Paul Eastwood
Rich Kirby ??/1996 -
roncaves 25/Jul/95 Lead
with Ian Wadsworth
Gordon Stainforth 23/Jul/95 2nd
with Steve Dean, Mike Pearce
IanGilbertJones 16/May/95 Solo O/S
Roget 30/Apr/95 Solo rpt
ste_d 01/May/93 2nd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 01/May/93 Lead O/S
Stoney Boy 04/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Colin Hughes
Chris Ellis 19/Aug/92 2nd
walts4 19/Aug/92 Lead
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Chris Reid ?/Feb/92 Lead O/S
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Mar/91 Lead
with D Picker
Roget 13/May/90 2nd O/S
with jim, jon
Hidden 03/May/90 2nd
SB_NWUK_99 ??/1990 Lead O/S

Lead in the 1990s.

The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?/May/88 2nd dog
Neil McA 28/Feb/87 Solo
Tom V 03/Sep/86 -
with Howie Darwin
Dave Musgrove 22/May/86 -
stp 03/May/86 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Neil McA 18/Apr/85 Lead O/S
with Tom Lewis
Nigel Bond 31/Jul/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Ken Taylor 16/Aug/79 Lead
with Andy Bond
andy gittins ??/1979 -
Hidden ??/1975 -
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