Rockfax Description
Take the lowest possible line up the edge of the face on sloping footholds and then move around onto the exposed face where mild but bold moves up the rib reach superb finishing jugs. As easy as it ever was but still completely lacking in protection. © Rockfax

FA. Ron Townsend 1949

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

LBrown 25/Aug Solo
MSchobitz 26/Jul Solo rpt
with Harry Lewis, Jem Greenway
chrisdjackson 23/Jul 2nd O/S
with John
RagingPuffin 01/Jun Solo O/S
CRead 21/May Solo
with wizzy
Wizzy 11/May Solo O/S

Great position

Hidden 08/May Lead
Hidden 08/May 2nd O/S
MoWalker3 07/May Solo
jshields 07/May Lead


David Henchliffe 07/May 2nd
Andy Moles 11/Apr Solo
CRead 31/Mar Solo O/S
quickdrawmcraw 25/Mar Lead O/S
with shoaib
Hidden 24/Mar Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
samrad 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S
with Swain
Jim Slater 24/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Nina
Hidden 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/16 TR O/S
charley 14/Sep/16 Solo O/S
The Grist 11/Sep/16 Solo
manwithacam 11/Sep/16 Lead

Very serious from the off. Fairly scary

with Alan
Luke90 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Liz
bryan61 10/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Elizabeth Allen 10/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Luke
soph 04/Sep/16 Solo rpt
with Tom Ripley
Simon Holland 23/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Jonesy
Chris the Tall 27/Jul/16 Solo rpt
Withey3 22/Jul/16 Lead O/S
MrFantastic 07/Jul/16 Solo O/S
JoeCoxson 08/Jun/16 Solo O/S
mattlyons 02/Jun/16 Solo
Cake 27/May/16 Solo
MSchobitz 26/May/16 Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 26/May/16 Solo O/S

Nice climbing, but was pretty scared.

bigdrew 22/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Solo
Nick1812P 10/Apr/16 Solo O/S
Oscar Popels 05/Apr/16 Solo
JoeFoster59 05/Apr/16 Solo O/S

No gear or idea solo but carried a full rack of gear and a rope up. Climbing was easy enough felt thankful when I got to the final jug. Cool route

with Oscar
Hidden 29/Dec/15 TR O/S
Roberttaylor 14/Oct/15 Solo O/S
harry_lewis 01/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/15 TR O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Sent rpt
BTphonehome 29/Aug/15 2nd
with Tony
tmawer 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Not the wisest choice in the windy conditions.

with Bram
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/15 Solo O/S
FlavioL1989 16/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Pete_Frost 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/15 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/15 Solo
Martin Bagshaw 31/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ed Green
Graeme Hammond 30/May/15 Solo rpt
bwestwood 13/May/15 Solo
CharlieMack 04/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Solo O/S
tom_lewis89 23/Apr/15 2nd
Smelly Fox 13/Apr/15 Solo O/S
MarcinGobczynski ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
clanger ??/2015 -
FelixJT ??/2015 -
with alex brighton, max farnsworth
GermanAlex 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S

A pure headgame, Gritstone at its best (nice and balancy). But make no mistake, there is no useful gear whatsoever.

Ash Sayers 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

More of a solo than a lead

rurp 27/Aug/14 TR O/S

Nice moves. Holds are clean though the face is green

Clama 26/Aug/14 2nd
Jenni Lees 21/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Lee
whitehouse_rhys 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
Cheese Monkey 09/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Got spooked on the arete below the top! But got it done still

bwestwood 08/Jul/14 Solo
Ewan Russell 22/Jun/14 Solo O/S
with Myself!
Rachel Slater 14/Jun/14 Solo O/S
john lynch 13/Jun/14 Solo O/S
jshields 11/Jun/14 Lead

Previous lead early 90's.

Hidden 11/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Senna 02/Jun/14 Lead O/S
jazzyjeff 02/Jun/14 2nd
with Sean
David_Gledson 06/May/14 Solo O/S
Dan Vaj 03/May/14 TR O/S
WillDoyle 02/May/14 Solo
Brown 24/Apr/14 Solo
with Lilifa
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Apr/14 Solo O/S
RKernan 15/Apr/14 Solo
tebs 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

glad this wasn't my lead. Had a look at Kirkus Original afterwards but decided I wasn't gnarly enough.

with Adam
Wolfy1987 NEWMC ?/Mar/14 Lead
Hidden ?/Mar/14 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Sidekick 23/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/13 Solo
alaster tonge 20/Sep/13 Solo
Paul Hy 05/Sep/13 TR O/S

There's no gear on this whats so ever!!

with Ken N
Hardcore Pat 04/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead
hazeysunshine 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Hilary
Jim Slater 11/Aug/13 Solo rpt
James Oakes 01/Aug/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/13 Solo
Chris the Tall 03/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Dafydd Llywelyn 02/May/13 Solo O/S

Steady, just a bit of a headgame. Cracking position!

migs493 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Stanage HVS

with LO
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
thetradlad 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Practically a solo. A little green and a bit crap.

Harry Thorpe 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Mike W 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S
Jordan B 17/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Sep/12 Solo rpt

bit sketchy in the strong wind, but still did it twice for photos

harold walmsley 30/Aug/12 Solo rpt
deacondeacon 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Gudge ?/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Olli-C 30/Jun/12 Solo O/S
with Andrea, Rachel Slater
tim.fairhall 12/Jun/12 Solo
Ian JL 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Chris the Tall 23/May/12 Solo rpt
bwestwood 21/May/12 Solo
Andy Peak 1 06/May/12 Solo

very very good! climbed up to fast and didnt give my self enough time to adjust to the exposure!

disturbed_one51 20/Apr/12 Lead
JJB 20/Apr/12 2nd
mksmith35 31/Mar/12 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
HarryBowyer 06/Nov/11 TR
Hidden 06/Nov/11 TR dog
Hidden 25/Oct/11 Solo
Goose4 20/Oct/11 Lead O/S
McKEuan 20/Oct/11 2nd
barni 04/Oct/11 -
hailtryfan ?/Oct/11 2nd O/S
shed_hed 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S

No gear until right at the top!

with Duncan Bottrill
ian d f 26/Sep/11 Solo O/S
al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
Chris the Tall 09/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Andy Nicholson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with JD
eel 14/Jul/11 Solo O/S
benwhit 11/May/11 Lead
w.pettet-smith ?/May/11 Solo
Jonathan Hall 14/Apr/11 Solo
Stig 22/Mar/11 Solo rpt
harold walmsley 14/Mar/11 Solo rpt
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
Jim Slater 10/Aug/10 Solo O/S

Not much you can do with this one other than solo it!

Hidden 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/May/10 Solo
Chris the Tall 18/May/10 Solo rpt
rockjedi 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 11/Apr/10 2nd
Rhythm24 10/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
hilty 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S

easy climbing

hilty 21/Mar/10 Solo O/S

easy climbing

Brannock 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

No proper gear, moves up the aerete very insecure, geranlly horrible route.

with Annette
peter myers ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 07/Nov/09 Solo O/S
Pete Graham 07/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden ?/Sep/09 Solo
Bernie Wylde 16/Aug/09 Lead
Shad ?/Aug/09 2nd
Andrew Barker 23/Jul/09 Solo O/S

Surprisingly scary once you pull round the corner.

with Jack Symmons
Stig 16/Jul/09 Solo rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Solo
willoates ?/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Oliver Branagan 18/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Belayed Tom on it and he went up without finding a single gear placement so I didn't tie in.

Chris the Tall 02/Apr/09 Solo rpt
JDDD 29/Mar/09 Lead

An amazing climb. Got a couple of psychological pieces of gear in, but the climbing is never hard hard. Started wondering what might happen if I did fall off. Never a good idea!

Bob 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S

A bit of gear at 2.5m then nothing until the last move onto the ledge - interesting!

with M. Bullough & S. Brock
craig d 30/Aug/08 Solo
inuklm 26/Jul/08 Solo
with Dave Gent
Jeronimo 23/Jul/08 2nd O/S

no protection at all! Exposed around the arete.

Benrj 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S

took the rope up but couldnt find any gear!

with jay mowat
maybe_si 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Mattyk 21/Jul/08 Solo O/S

Very satsfying solo, nicely exposed but never dodgy!

maybe_si 14/Jul/08 Solo O/S
davidgent ?/Jul/08 Solo O/S
with Kunal
Mike W ?/Jun/08 Solo
fizzy_elephant 07/May/08 Lead O/S

The guide wasn't wrong when it said "completely unprotected"!

with Amy Baker
Chris the Tall 17/Feb/08 Solo rpt
Andrew1 06/Feb/08 Solo
IanJackson ?/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
AJ007 05/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 07/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Apharri ?/Sep/07 Solo O/S
with Dave Wharton
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead
Chris the Tall 27/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Pythonist 25/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 22/Jul/07 TR
climbingrick 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Ben1983 14/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/07 Solo O/S
feilx 06/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Oceanic ?/Apr/07 -
Graeme Hammond 02/Mar/07 Solo O/S

Fantastic!! about the last route of the day (60+) with the beach boys playing on the ipod in the evening sun, long will this memory last (Aug 2010)

Hidden ??/2007 -
chrissloan84 19/Aug/06 Solo O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Jus ?/May/06 Solo
Chris the Tall 27/Apr/06 Solo rpt
Nicos 04/Apr/06 Solo O/S
with solo
ukb & bmc shark 29/Mar/06 Solo
Tobias at Home ??/2006 -
John Lisle ??/2006 -
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
ukb & bmc shark 29/Oct/05 Solo rpt
reg_measures ?/Oct/05 Solo O/S
Si dH 23/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/05 Solo O/S
Stig 20/Jun/05 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Steve Whaley 18/Jun/05 TR O/S
with Paul Craft
madaxeman 29/Apr/05 TR

absolutely no gear

with Dave Potts
jamiev 19/Feb/05 Solo O/S
Chris the Tall 19/Feb/05 -
Adam Potter 05/Sep/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
LankyPaddy 01/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
drysori ??/2004 -
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
Mark Stevenson 15/Mar/03 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
Trobbo 23/Sep/00 Lead
with mike sissons
Ropeboy 06/May/00 Solo
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Solo RP
Hidden ??/2000 -
Gilgar ??/1999 2nd
with Ryan Edwards, Duncan Barrack
Ben Bransby ??/1999 -
Chris Ellis 23/Sep/97 Lead
with Martin Veale
goi.ashmore 20/Sep/97 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 24/Jun/97 2nd
with Paul Eastwood
Rich Kirby 05/Jun/95 Solo
The Reaper 12/Oct/94 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/94 Solo O/S
crossleysm ??/1993 Solo


andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
K1 ?/Jul/92 -
Chris the Tall ?/Jul/91 Solo O/S
Roget 25/Jun/91 Solo O/S
mattnuttall 22/Jun/91 Solo O/S
with Alan Holden
leathers ??/1991 -
mattnuttall 12/May/90 2nd
with Alan Holden
mik1miller ??/1990 Solo
Tom V 17/May/89 Lead
with Glenn Watson
Rob Davies 06/May/89 TR

TR rescue to finish!

with Tony Welsh
Hidden 03/May/89 Solo
Dave Musgrove 08/Feb/89 -
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 08/Feb/89 -
with Dad
Hidden 28/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Andy Say 02/Oct/88 Solo
stp 17/Mar/88 Solo O/S
steve taylor ??/1987 -
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/86 -
Mark Kemball 12/May/82 Solo
duncan ?/Nov/79 Solo rpt
andy gittins ??/1979 -
duncan ?/Oct/78 Lead
mikej 22/Oct/67 Solo dnf
with Alan Couper
mikej 22/Oct/67 TR
with Alan Couper
mikej 18/May/67 Solo
with Chris Bridge
Hidden 15/Jul/65 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/65 Lead
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