Rockfax Description
This wide crack starts off easily but has a hard move to pass the small overlap before easing again. Big cams are a great help. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Wide Cracks, Stanage for Crack Apprentices, UK road to wide crack mastery.

JackM92 21/Feb 2nd O/S
broganhume 11/Nov/16 2nd O/S
CameronDotSmith 11/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 13/Sep/16 2nd O/S
manbat 13/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Was expecting some off-widthing, but it turned out not to be the case. Pleasant, but nothing special.

rpinto 11/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with George
GeorgeWoodward 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 25/Aug/16 Lead O/S

In the pissing rain. Abbed in for gear and bailed to New Mills!

with Georgina Watt
JonesE 18/Aug/16 TR O/S
andyclimber 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with sshandy
Pixie-Andy 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Mark D 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S

10 hours of Hell

thetradlad 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 14/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with pete
MoWalker3 03/Jul/16 -
with Paul
MusicalMountaineer 01/Jul/16 2nd

Nice couple of moves.

Pixie-Andy 07/May/16 Lead rpt
with Paul Ginns
Dan Vaj 27/Apr/16 Lead
with Khalid
khalidq 27/Apr/16 2nd rpt
timreynolds 17/Apr/16 Lead
petecallaghan 17/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Tim
raidiun 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S

First actual VS sans beta

cf2g08 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Iain
tom_lewis89 20/Oct/15 2nd

lay backed thuggishly. would be a scary lead as big move to first bit of decent gear.

HB1 20/Oct/15 2nd
with Nik & Tom
remus 05/Sep/15 Sent rpt
with Jo Trendell, Dan Hostford, Alun Freem
Steve Vincent 29/Aug/15 Lead
Rebecca North 23/Aug/15 TR dog

I think this one.

with Alex W
Hidden 23/Aug/15 TR
Andy Peak 1 16/Jul/15 Solo
Andy Peak 1 16/Jul/15 Solo
Andy Peak 1 16/Jul/15 Solo
mike8331 30/Jun/15 Lead
Dan Hostford 23/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May/15 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/15 AltLd
FlavioL1989 08/Apr/15 Solo O/S
James S 22/Mar/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Mar/15 2nd O/S
WillDoyle 05/Nov/14 Solo O/S
mike8331 01/Nov/14 Lead
cem 25/Oct/14 2nd
Kirill 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Rope is pointless on this. By the time you reach gear you may as well just scramble to the top.

bantamdave 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Mark Hudson, Gary
jamiev 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tim Parkinson, Callum Veitch
RFWilkie 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
mike8331 18/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead dnf
ralphio 22/Jul/14 2nd

Tried to offwidth the crack but couldn't get established so ended up laybacking it.

with Colin
colin milton 22/Jul/14 Lead
with ralph
MrBIond 17/Jul/14 Solo
morganator 14/Jul/14 Solo
RichardLeggett 28/Jun/14 TR
mark12345 14/Jun/14 Lead
with rich brown
NickNixon 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead
marcduhig 05/May/14 Solo O/S
Jam_sandwich 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Some nice laybacks.

DayleJones 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Jam
Hidden 17/Apr/14 TR O/S
ianjdodd 16/Apr/14 TR
Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR dnf
Hidden 16/Apr/14 TR
Ablewings 16/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/14 TR
Petar Samkov 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
mol 30/Mar/14 2nd
with Jesse
jshields 30/Mar/14 Lead

Better than it looks.

TonyF 30/Mar/14 2nd
Teappleby 07/Mar/14 Solo

lovely little crack, can't get quite as much of your body in as it looks like you could from the ground.

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
stev1e.wilso 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 10/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Dan Geh 13/Oct/13 TR O/S
with Freshers
Jimbo C 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Not as awkward as it looked. Enjoyable moves.

with Mike
TimPerkin 20/Sep/13 TR
with Mike Porter, Richard Harris
Hidden 10/Sep/13 Lead
john_ni 10/Sep/13 2nd
with David Fisher (PCC), John Maxfield (PCC)
john max 10/Sep/13 2nd
with David Fisher
bantamdave 08/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Ade
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 19/Aug/13 Lead
with Rosie, Vicar
EDB4YLI55 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Andypeak 10/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/13 Lead
popebenedictus 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
adrianscott 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Nick205228 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead dnf
valentinesbabe 01/May/13 2nd O/S

Charley was pleased to have my big cams handy for this one. Nice climb though.

charley 01/May/13 Lead rpt

More like vdiff with the right sized cam...

with Ange, Kev
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
giuly 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Neil Shephard
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
bwestwood 03/Mar/13 Solo
with pete sargeant
eel 17/Feb/13 Solo O/S
Jim Malo 13/Jan/13 2nd O/S
with Barry
fatbuoybazza 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with jim
the power 12/Dec/12 2nd
with deacon
deacondeacon 12/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Didn't have any gear until after the difficulties. Deserves a little star :)

Andrew Sloan 19/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Climbed in approach shoes.

with Steve Grove
masa-alpin 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Short but awkward off-width. Good route, worth a star!

with Tim S
Andrew Sloan 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Used a number 6 camelot to protect initial hard move. Would be very bold without it.

Pixie-Andy 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Claudia
Allan Watson 16/Aug/12 2nd
with Ian Atkins
Wayne S 27/Jul/12 -
dannyboy83 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead
khalidq 06/Jun/12 TR O/S
cameronmcloughlin 06/Jun/12 TR O/S
JEP 08/May/12 2nd
Hidden 08/May/12 Lead rpt
mksmith35 31/Mar/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 27/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Neil Mackie, Nathaniel
Keendan 24/Mar/12 Solo dnf

Didn't commit to the 4c move so downclimbed.

Kyle Rance 16/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Mountain Llama 02/Oct/11 2nd
with Paul S
hippymagic 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S

That move from the ledge into the crack ended up being much more positive once I got going. The only protection at that point required a cam bigger than my No4 Friend.

with Jessica
gronbech 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Neil
daviesp2 20/Aug/11 TR
paulwaterhouse 27/Jun/11 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Jamie
MD 11/Jun/11 2nd
with Mark H, Roger
Nigel Bond 03/Jun/11 TR
with Stuart Bond
john_ni 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Geoff Pinnington
Hidden 11/May/11 Lead O/S
phil.cheeseman 27/Apr/11 Lead
with Jonny Cox
Mr. K 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Felt good to finish this second time round.

harold walmsley 14/Mar/11 Solo rpt
robin_hackney 27/Feb/11 Lead O/S
kcollender ??/2011 TR
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Marcin78 ??/2011 2nd
with Rafal
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Jonny M 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Nov/10 2nd O/S
PeteH 22/Sep/10 Solo O/S
jack89 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S


gaz_jones 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
howlingbaboon 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
Mr. K 17/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Need a really big cam and/or a really small cam to protect.

mark schramm 05/Jul/10 Lead
with si
Simon Allcock 05/Jul/10 2nd
with Mark
remus 23/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 TR
gavster2405 22/May/10 2nd
with Andrew Porter
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead O/S
rustyclimber91 24/Apr/10 Lead dnf
gingergeorge 24/Apr/10 Lead
with 15oth trg
R Spisser 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
peter myers ?/Apr/10 Lead
sdht 27/Mar/10 -
with Jill
thomasmouse 21/Mar/10 Lead

Run out mid section

mattshort 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S
amthalmann 31/Oct/09 TR O/S
emlynroberts 31/Oct/09 TR
with Amanda Thalmann (BUMS)
Pete Graham 07/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hardcore Pat 02/Jun/09 Solo O/S
peter fetlar ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with julie
malc 06/May/09 2nd O/S
with Chris G
Karlos 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Committing move at third height to get established in the crack. Large cam eases the tension.

with Mark B, Daniela
Hidden 07/Apr/09 Lead
Graeme Hammond 30/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Rayan, Jools
James_D ?/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Will
Woodiee 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S

freshers trip grit intro with Ali and Christine

with Ali Calvert
Brown 10/Sep/08 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 31/Jul/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Jaime
maybe_si 14/Jul/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
JDDD ?/Jun/08 Lead
Shad ?/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
Fat Tim 31/Mar/08 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/07 Solo
Hidden 11/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Jim Vach 19/May/07 Solo O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 -
with ian rowell
baldcoder 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
SteveM 08/Oct/06 2nd
with Tobs
peter myers ?/Jun/06 Lead
with Peter Garlik
krikoman 29/Apr/06 2nd RP

Tried to lead but couldn't get into the crack. Seconding quite easy once established but getting in there with no pro was risky.

with Julian Walker
ukb shark 29/Mar/06 Solo
mahjongg 19/Feb/06 TR
with Col
Nicos 26/Sep/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Rampikino 18/Sep/05 Lead
with Claire Rollason
RichardMc 06/Aug/05 Lead
with Dave Langmead
Richard Hession 29/Jul/05 Solo O/S
Stig 20/Jun/05 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
JoW 07/Jun/05 2nd

Great weather!

Piers Harley ??/2005 Lead
with Simon Clark
fellgazelle ??/2005 2nd
with Dave Fooks
Adam Potter 07/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/May/04 Solo
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
lithos 19/Mar/03 Lead
Hidden 27/May/02 Solo O/S
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/02 Lead
lost.arrow 16/Jul/00 -
rc ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Solo O/S
akhughes ??/2000 -
nige ??/2000 -
Blod 18/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Dave B
Hidden ?/Jul/99 2nd
Iain Thow 19/May/99 Lead
with Phil Goacher, Richard Plant
CrashMat Rob 07/May/99 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
goi.ashmore 10/Oct/98 Solo O/S
Strong Steve 13/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Roget 02/Jul/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/96 -
Hidden 11/Apr/96 Solo
Hidden ??/1996 -
Chris Ellis 21/Aug/94 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
Chris Ellis 07/Aug/94 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
tapley 17/May/89 Lead
with Phil Jarvis
Andy Say 19/Nov/88 Solo
Rob Davies 10/Jul/88 Lead
steve taylor ?/Jun/88 Solo
with stumpy
Hidden 21/Feb/88 2nd
Hidden ??/1988 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Dave Musgrove 18/Apr/76 Solo
with Tim Leach, Dennis Gray
mikej 23/Oct/66 Solo dnf
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 24/Apr/65 Lead
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