Rockfax Description
Climb the left-hand of a pair of cracks throughout. The awkward start is often avoided by the first five metres of the next route, with no change in grade. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage for Crack Apprentices, Stanage Starred VDiffs, Stanage Popular Greens.

Jonny Holmes 15/Nov/16 -
mattsmithuk 22/Oct/16 Lead

On Self Rescue Course

matthewspence 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Self rescue course

with Matt
Adamfraczek 02/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Daniel burke
Harry Hall 17/Aug/16 -
keitht 03/Aug/16 Solo
Hidden 31/Jul/16 Lead
91dave 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Finished up this having backed off the crux of Right Twin Crack

with Mattheias
The Reaper 05/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead
No? Yes! 18/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 22/May/16 Lead
alexjf 22/May/16 2nd O/S
with fechtn
LionSJH 19/May/16 Lead O/S

Started up right twin cracks. Bit sandbaggy for a warm up.

with Pete, Craig
vicky lacey 17/May/16 2nd

Started to lead then came down and seconded.

Hidden 10/May/16 Lead
Hidden 04/May/16 Lead O/S
tommylongfellow 23/Apr/16 Lead
James Oakes 17/Apr/16 Solo O/S
with Keith Poskitt, Rob Cooper, Andy Lawrence, Bill Lawrence
Nick1812P 16/Apr/16 Solo O/S


hazeysunshine 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Charlotte
Conor Nally 02/Apr/16 Lead
MrFantastic 23/Feb/16 Solo O/S
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
bryce.dorin 10/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
RM199 03/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Jonathan Hall 03/Oct/15 Solo
griffithpatrick 17/Sep/15 -
John Brayshaw 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 13/Sep/15 2nd dog

Well and truly dogged!

with John
patrickhoey32 24/Aug/15 Lead
EBailey 06/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Ade in Sheffield 02/Aug/15 2nd
with Dave (Le Mans) Morrison
Roget 25/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/15 Lead dnf
Tony Roberts 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

First five metres up Right Twin Crack as suggested in the RockFax guide.

Adam Laver 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
MartinJWood 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Beth and Tony both headed up the right hand crack before traversing left to finish up the left hand crack.

pawel suhy 15/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Start 5m RH crack

with Steve PCC
mackroyd 20/Jun/15 Lead
with Max Harman
Ellislee 17/Jun/15 2nd
Gerallt Owain 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
SEDaniels 03/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Jack Helliwell
phildawson 23/May/15 Lead O/S
Ciaran Mullan 23/May/15 2nd O/S
with Jake Jones, phildawson
shell145 23/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ross
Paul Hy 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Alice
MSchobitz 18/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Ian Stirrups 06/Apr/15 2nd
with Sue
FlavioL1989 05/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Capricorn One 02/Apr/15 Solo
Steve Vincent ?/Apr/15 Lead
wallsie68 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Tony Pink
petern 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
AndrewCArmstrong 21/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Solo
Jeester 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Good climb, took the easy 5m on the Right Twin Crack route. Loads of good gear placements and easy anchor at the top. Definitely more than a VDiff. Sam and Sarah abseiled down. [Very Windy, Overcast]

with Sam, Sarah, Emma
OliverRoss 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with freshers
TacticalKnee 04/Oct/14 Lead
yossarian714 28/Sep/14 Solo O/S
noteviljoe 28/Sep/14 Solo

Part of attempted 100 Solo's (M-VD) in a day.

harry_lewis 21/Sep/14 Solo
Jenni Lees 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Michelle (UKC)
davidanthony 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
grady_9 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
alaster tonge 23/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Jack Whiteley 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 05/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Adam Hughes
Hidden 25/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Steve Vincent 11/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/14 Solo O/S
benlatham07 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
charley 05/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 26/May/14 Solo O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd rpt
climbingrev 14/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Tim led in Haglofs. Committing move to cross over to left crack and jam foot in; after that not too bad. Quite a nice climb really.

with Gav I'Anson, Tim Angell
marzi 14/Mar/14 Lead
with caroline hill
Mark Salter ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Jackwd 26/Dec/13 Solo O/S
giuly 23/Nov/13 2nd
with Steve, Robin Oliver
leeoftroy ?/Nov/13 Lead O/S

very wet and decided to take the tricky start....slugged up it. Quite amusing

mcondon ?/Oct/13 Lead
Andy Moles 30/Sep/13 Solo O/S
with -
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
tradguy 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
cayteye 22/Sep/13 2nd
with tradguy
BStar 21/Sep/13 Lead dnf

Way too wet/mossy/slimey, could not get up it safely! Ended up backing off it leaving gear in place, then abseiling off to retrieve it.

with Rachael
Hidden 18/Sep/13 Solo
deacondeacon 26/Jul/13 Solo O/S
khalidq 14/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 01/Jul/13 Solo rpt
colin milton 18/Jun/13 Solo
DaveGarrity 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S

First time Kev had been climbing, thought this would be an easy Vdiff - oops!

with Kev
wjcdean 07/Jun/13 2nd O/S
AshBash 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
jakethepeg 02/Jun/13 Lead
mark stones 01/Jun/13 Lead
Mountain Llama 19/May/13 Lead

Climbed most of right twin crack

with Mick
farmerwad 19/May/13 2nd
with Carol
rosyvivien 06/Apr/13 Lead dnf

oh my days failed hard because covered in snow and water and algaes. Ewan had to abseil down and rescue gear.

rockmaverick ?/Apr/13 Lead

beast of a climb....great value....vdiff my arse...not easy to start, protect or not get out of breath on....classic stuff....punchy number can find many floundering x

with Ala 'the Cat' Piatkowska
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
DavidPC 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Davies
LesserTrochanter 13/Jan/13 Solo
clarky_two ??/2013 -
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
George.Rowland 10/Nov/12 Lead

first lead, good fun!

with sam coppard
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/12 Lead O/S
tom parsons 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Dean Brooks, Aidan Barry, James Barry
rfdl100 20/Aug/12 Solo O/S
disturbed_one51 03/Aug/12 Solo
55pete55 21/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/12 TR O/S
HairyMan 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
mikej 26/Jun/12 Solo

Via rh crack start.

with Rick Naylor
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 28/May/12 Solo
andrewgarratt 19/May/12 Lead dnf

Stated up Right Twin Crack, fell after stepping over and failing to get a grip in the crack (slimy from wet and moss/lichen). First lead fall.

with Fiona M
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd rpt
JdotP 13/May/12 Lead O/S
with Mr Sparkles
Smiffy91 12/May/12 2nd
with Colin Clayton
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead
ColClayton 12/May/12 Lead
alooker ?/Apr/12 Lead
AndyPagett 17/Mar/12 Lead
with Adam Mitchell
valentinesbabe 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Was supposed to be an easy warm up but I made a right hash of it. Polished and slimy with not a huge amount of easy protection it was a mare of a climb. Not helped by freezing fingers and toes and the fog that was supposed to have cleared!!

charley 14/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Ange
Hidden 28/Feb/12 2nd
kez1 25/Feb/12 Solo O/S
with jack hockenhull, conor forshaw
PAJames ??/2012 -
gingermike1 ??/2012 AltLd
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
seanlikeskites 27/Nov/11 2nd O/S
jockpat 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Griff1990 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Olivia Ewing, Josh Yarrien
Mark Hatton 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Avoid the temptation of wedging yourself in the crack like i did. Big kit required to protect.

mountaingoatgirl 02/Oct/11 Solo
Hidden 29/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/11 2nd
victim of mathematics 15/Sep/11 Solo rpt
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead
jburrows99 13/Aug/11 2nd
Stefan Trebicki 30/Jul/11 TR
StewartBradshaw 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
SteveM 14/Jul/11 Solo
TRFrost 10/Jul/11 Solo O/S
robhorton 19/Jun/11 2nd
with Amanda Morgan
Pythonist 03/Jun/11 Solo O/S
JRClay100 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Traversed the top higher up which made the route better.

mgdenison 21/May/11 2nd O/S
Andy DJ 02/May/11 2nd
JSA 30/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Richard2106 27/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Peter White 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rachel Wilson
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
beings 22/Apr/11 -
with Dom, Andy
MJAS82 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd
j.hubbard 16/Apr/11 2nd O/S
alexcollins123 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
steven24584 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Solo
mwatson ??/2011 -
LP ??/2011 -
Aaron Hauptmann 10/Oct/10 Solo O/S

a cavers climb, lots of jamming your body in the crack and wiggling to get up, was a bit damp and eery for a solo

jaamez 09/Oct/10 Lead

Bit green from what I remember

with Ray Birch
r.x.preece ?/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Matt Bennett 26/Sep/10 Solo O/S
with Louise Kelly
timrowland 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Rob H
Tony Mustow 21/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Mr. K 15/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Sam Walker
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/10 Solo O/S
simeclimb68 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Tala M 25/Jul/10 Lead

Poorly protected unless you have huge cams!

DaNo123 25/Jul/10 2nd
with NICK
Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/10 -
CathS 16/Jun/10 Lead dog

Took the right hand start. The chimney didn't look that amenable, so went a bit too far up the VS, then tried traversing upwards across the top of the slab. This involved moves somewhat trickier than VDiff, and when the anticipated handholds in the break above failed to materialise, I fell off. First trad lead fall!! I was strangely quite pleased with it, as it was no big deal. After this, I wasnt worried about climbing the chimney, though I thought it had some really tricky moves for a VDiff: bridging on pure friction with no gear and nothing in the way of holds for feet or hands for several moves. Kicking myself now for not just pushing on up through the crux of the VS on the pre-tested bomber gear!

with Heather Yates
mikej 25/May/10 Solo
with Rick Naylor
Blackgoby 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Tracey
Hidden 02/May/10 2nd
Jim Malo 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
andrew sandercock 07/Mar/10 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
evilpea ??/2010 -
Matthew Edwards 15/Nov/09 2nd O/S
JamieGreig 15/Nov/09 2nd
partz 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
NCorbett 28/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Avoid the temptation of wedging yourself in the crack. Big kit required to protect

with Paul Kennedy
Brown 24/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Solo
Adam Potter 20/Sep/09 Solo O/S
MorganPreece 15/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Morgan Preece (ME)
popebenedictus 14/Sep/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
davenev 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Hannah
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Horrible start, pretty much hated it all until I found the threads at the top and also a nut !

with Rosa Vilaseca
Strong Steve 12/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Harphead 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Spicerman
Hidden 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
sadsetts 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ronny
mic_b 27/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 Solo
JDDD 16/Jun/09 Solo
Hannah Moulton 10/May/09 Solo
with johnny
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/09 2nd
naughtybadboy 22/Mar/09 2nd
with Paul Gibson
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 16/Nov/08 Lead O/S
SteveM 17/Oct/08 Solo
brian watson 28/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Solo
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/08 2nd
Sankey 27/Aug/08 2nd
with Andy E
andyebbens 27/Aug/08 Lead
with Steve E
Hjort 16/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Serinde Van Wijk
Sardien 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Pelleas 11/Aug/08 Lead
with Martin
Hidden 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
andyfeds 20/Jul/08 -
with Neil T, Alaric
howlingbaboon 15/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Rob
fizzy_elephant 20/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Fabian001 11/Jun/08 2nd
with Adam Thorpe
sylwia ?/Jun/08 -
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd
Hidden 13/May/08 Solo
taine 10/May/08 2nd
with Rupert
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead O/S
dustbuddy 24/Mar/08 Lead O/S


with Paul
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
rocktigger ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ben, Jo, Clare n Jonny
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 30/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Treborent 22/Sep/07 -
with Paul W, Simon G
Hidden 11/Sep/07 2nd
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 29/Aug/07 Lead
with Helen Odwell
lucasp 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Andy railton
Col Kingshott 19/Jul/07 Lead O/S
mje1398 07/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Jude
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
epic ed 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S

LH start looked a bit harder + more fun limbo under the massive broken flake at the top

with Chris
Graeme Hammond 11/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Mar/07 Solo O/S
david morse 10/Mar/07 2nd
with pete crease
Merlin 07/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Jan/07 2nd O/S
with Stan
Hidden ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 Solo
dan_o_b ??/2007 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard 08/Nov/06 Solo O/S
shouter ?/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/06 TR
Hidden 22/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/06 Lead O/S
windedcolt 16/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 05/Aug/06 Lead O/S
SGD 29/Jul/06 2nd

better than it looks - nice bridging

with Justin Hall
ron244 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Louise Wolfenden
Hidden 11/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Irk the Purist 02/Jul/06 Lead O/S

A decent climb even if I got swarmed by midges half way up. Finished up the front rather than going caving.

with Rachel Scott
a_d_tru 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Alex, Carol U
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
flytzen 22/Apr/06 Lead
with Sean Worthington
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
@ndy ??/2006 Lead O/S
Wangy 22/Oct/05 Lead O/S

Slimy and wet. Nasty!

with Miranda
Nicos 20/Oct/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
CJC 02/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Ra
Marc Murphy ?/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/04 Lead O/S
nigel pearson 14/Sep/04 2nd O/S
with Yoko
Harry The Owl 30/Jun/04 Lead O/S

In rain... had to haul Tim up.

with Tim
victim of mathematics 09/Jun/04 Solo O/S
Cornish Merlin 09/Jun/04 Solo
Hidden ??/2004 Solo
tobydunford 16/Sep/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Outdoorfun37 30/Jun/03 Lead
Phil West 21/Jun/03 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/May/03 Solo
Hidden ??/2003 -
Monk ??/2003 -
DerwentDiluted 11/Sep/02 Solo
crag_monster ?/Jul/02 Lead
Hidden 04/May/02 Solo O/S
Dave Toseland ??/2002 -
Laramadness 24/May/01 Solo
adam carless ??/2001 Solo O/S
Rock Fairy ??/2001 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2001 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2001 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
rc ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
hdog76 ??/2000 -
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
Howard J 21/Aug/99 2nd
John Eley ?/Nov/98 Lead O/S
Bilbo 20/Oct/97 TR
with Petzl shunt
Budge 01/May/97 2nd O/S
with Jon Littlechild
Hidden 11/Aug/96 Solo
Phil West 13/Jan/96 2nd O/S
with David Atherton
craig h 18/Nov/95 Solo O/S
IanGilbertJones 16/May/95 Solo O/S
Ian Archer 26/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with Paul Rogers
Phil1967 08/Jun/94 Lead
with Ben Lairig
goi.ashmore 10/May/92 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 29/May/90 Solo
Andy Say 07/Aug/89 Solo
Gambit ?/May/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 13/Jun/87 Solo
Tom V 04/Jun/86 Solo
babymoac ??/1986 -
Richard Weller 22/Oct/83 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/81 -
Rob Davies 27/Sep/80 Solo
Nigel Bond 22/Jul/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Solo
duncan ?/Nov/79 Solo
tapley 09/Sep/79 Solo
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Solo
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Solo
with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
mikej 12/Jun/66 Solo
with Ted Markham
Hidden ??/1966 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/65 Solo
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