Rockfax Description
The crack in the wall just left of the narrow chimney has a tricky landing on a green ledge. Best avoided when at all damp. © Rockfax

Hidden 15/Oct Lead
Ron 15/Oct 2nd dog
with Clive
umbungowine 02/Oct -
FlavioL1989 14/Sep Solo O/S
BlueTotem 12/Jul Lead RP

Roped solo ascent, in slightly damp conditions, having failed to send in torrential rain the previous day. Nice climb, pretty easy for the grade apart from the crux move.

tprebs 16/Jun Solo O/S
RagingPuffin 01/Jun Solo O/S
high peak 1 ?/Jun Lead O/S
Alex 74 29/May TR O/S
with Dave m
hotfeet 28/May Lead
with Adam Harris, Graham W
Hidden 28/May Lead
Hidden 25/May Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May 2nd rpt
mgpugh 05/May -
Milnes 30/Mar Solo O/S

Green and seeping... didn't spot the seepage from the ground :-|

CraigOsborne 14/Jan Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2017 Solo
garyb1442 30/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Ban1 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Nice traverse.

with amanda jones
Duncan Zerafa 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S

I ended up leading this climb as Lina had a few problems at the awkward crux.

with Lina Vainikevicilite
Kipper-Phil Smith 05/Aug/16 Solo
Mark D 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S

10 hours of Hell

thetradlad 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
dsgarner 27/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Jamie Batey
Gerlach 24/Jul/16 2nd
john max 08/Jul/16 2nd
pawel suhy 08/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Awkward crux with knee on the ledge

Jim Slater 08/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Wizzy ?/May/16 Solo
rholdswo 24/Apr/16 Solo O/S
mrphilipoldham 21/Apr/16 2nd O/S
devious wally 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S

What can I say? Green and damp, right up my street. Worth a star in my book

MrFantastic 23/Feb/16 Solo O/S
stev1e.wilso ??/2016 2nd O/S
with Simon
Stickle Tarn 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S

HARD in damp conditions !

Hidden 10/Oct/15 TR
mattb42 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Pete_Frost 08/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Kirill 02/Aug/15 Lead β

With the gear in place after Colomban's attempt. HVS5a?

with Kris Doggett, Colomban MacDowall
Hidden 30/Jul/15 Lead
Jimbo C 11/Jul/15 2nd

Did I miss something? or is this route rather harder than 4b (going on 5a) and awkward too

with Chris
keitht 09/Jul/15 2nd
with Dave Lomas
Hidden 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S
casey johns 04/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd
luke glaister 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with dan., casey johns
tiga271 24/Apr/15 Lead
with Dave
dr_botnik 11/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Felt awkward even though dry. I'd say it was worth 4c, but then I'd also say it wasn't worth even bothering with.

the power 11/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Fuck this is well grim

with rob
WillDoyle 05/Nov/14 Solo O/S
cem 02/Nov/14 2nd

Surprisingly awkward.

Hidden 05/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Jake Young 29/Sep/14 Solo O/S
bob_cbr 11/Sep/14 2nd O/S
cragsman9000 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
DanChad 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Nice climb. Can tell it would be hard when wet.

Chris Murray 07/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
sibluer 28/Aug/14 Lead
callum2806 28/Aug/14 2nd
Nick1812P 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
PaulTanton 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S
lithos 23/Jul/14 Lead

blimey the move into the niche is awkkward

with Puma
Puma 23/Jul/14 2nd

The guide book doesn't lie, the move into the chimney is awkward.

colin milton 22/Jul/14 2nd
with ralph
ralphio 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Tricky middle section that required a bit of a heave. Worth 4c.

with Colin
morganator 14/Jul/14 Solo
Becks87 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Bob, Martina Cermak
charvey 23/Jun/14 Solo dnf

Laybacked the flakes and traversed right, all of which was thoroughly enjoyable with goo moves, got to below the ledge and just could not find a way to get on to it that I was happy using. Down climbed to the ground.

avonclimber 20/Jun/14 Lead
Ardo 06/Jun/14 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Fun, although I got wet knees. Haha

simontyrrell 28/May/14 Lead
Hidden 04/May/14 2nd β
Derek Furze 23/Apr/14 Lead
with Paul Mitchell
Ian Stirrups ?/Apr/14 Lead O/S


with Jess, Sue
dhavenhand 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/14 2nd rpt
dmetcalfe 09/Mar/14 Lead
with Ajay, Mike P
Mpaynter 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
ben.phillips 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Bottom section is great, getting into the second niche is awful! Maybe if it wasn't so green...

with Max Gore, Beccy, Jared Kitchen
Bullybones 04/Mar/14 Lead
with Neil
Quallim 22/Feb/14 Lead

It was wet and minging.

Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 04/Dec/13 Lead
Rich Malcolm 02/Dec/13 Lead O/S
Clee 06/Oct/13 Lead
with Matt
Jonathan Hall 21/Sep/13 Lead

So wet and crappy it was funny, the bottom flake section was good though.

RM199 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S

green and wet

edd rab 20/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with adrian scott
TimPerkin 20/Sep/13 TR
with Mike Porter, Richard Harris
joe hallam 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/13 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 02/Sep/13 Lead
with Vicar
Joe Jackson 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Carl Rich
mikealexpayne 23/Aug/13 Lead
Strong Steve 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Melanie Parkin 17/Aug/13 2nd dog
Budge 17/Jul/13 2nd
Tony Holdsworth 22/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Amy shilling too

with Nick Mitchell
jshields 19/Jun/13 2nd

Done Feb. '97

with Paul Tretheway, Ed James
Tony Holdsworth 11/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Ian Holtby
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Nick205228 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jules Lane 07/May/13 Lead dnf

A route of 2 parts. First part up the flake crack is really excellent - 3 or 4 lovely steep moves on great holds. 3 stars for that part. The it all went very pear shaped indeed. After the traverse I could get one foot onto the ledge below the niche but simply no further. I assume I was doing it all wrong but any alternatives seemed no easier. So I fell out of the niche and slumped onto the dodgy looking wire at head height, which held just fine, and lowered off. Simon went up and was victorious through the use of additional cams and aid tactics. Would going straight up or even slightly left at the top of the crack and then traversing right much higher be a better idea ? But not keen to have another try. Minus 3 stars for the second part - a real shame.

with Mynydd Simon Ramsay
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
giuly 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Neil Shephard, Chris Saunders
pie_eater_pete 03/Mar/13 Solo O/S
with bwestwood
londonoring 02/Mar/13 2nd


Paul Hy 28/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Lewis M
willc91 ??/2013 -
johnself1603 11/Aug/12 Lead β
dannyboy83 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
adam carless 28/May/12 Solo O/S
Nigel Bond 21/May/12 Lead
with Dave Dewhurst, Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman
Hidden 21/May/12 2nd
Scott Dunkley 08/Jan/12 -
lewist1993 08/Jan/12 2nd
matthew bower ??/2012 Lead
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
iwebster59017 09/Nov/11 2nd

Horrifically wet!! don't bother

with MarkRoe
MarkRoe 09/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Soaked through! Good fun in a suffering kind of way.

Hidden 25/Oct/11 Lead O/S
joermann 25/Oct/11 Lead
SteveJCox 23/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Tom Cox
rocktigger 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Cake 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

A tussle in the middle

with Matt
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd
cleft88 ?/Oct/11 Lead
with Ozzy
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead
max_chan 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Nice route

al123 24/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead
woody0606 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S
tomc ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Pike 31/Jul/11 TR dog

Required the use of additional body parts (mostly my head).

beings 31/Jul/11 -
with Gamba, Andy
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 31/Jul/11 2nd dog
claregardiner 27/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/11 2nd
bigbirdflying 22/Jun/11 Lead
with Conor
waynem1985 19/Jun/11 2nd
hotfeet 19/Jun/11 Lead
with Wayne
Gambit 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Barney
Cwallace 18/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/11 Sent O/S
bencole ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
jw231 28/May/11 Lead O/S
with Alex Skew
ally1509 28/May/11 2nd dog
Bernie Wylde 02/May/11 Lead
with sp
Steve J P 02/May/11 2nd
with BW
phil.cheeseman 26/Apr/11 2nd
with Jonny Cox
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd dnf
Gerallt Owain 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
rustaldo 20/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/11 Lead dnf
rikbattye 29/Mar/11 Solo O/S
r_o_b_h2 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with steve tree
Tamati 27/Mar/11 2nd
James_D 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Will
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Hidden 20/Oct/10 Lead O/S
SteveM 17/Sep/10 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 17/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with SteveM
Ollie B 14/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mattime18 14/Sep/10 2nd O/S
timofy 14/Sep/10 Lead dnf
dpmUK 05/Sep/10 TR O/S

Had been led - 3rd up

Leelogs 05/Sep/10 2nd dog

Could not get on to the ledge, especially being a short arse! Felt harder than 4b.

with SCC
John Lewis 05/Sep/10 2nd dog
with Kyle
Mr. K 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 22/Aug/10 2nd

Dry thankfully but still much harder than 4b getting established on the ledge

with John
wrapped in bacon 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
al123 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S
jmjw 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Ben T
marcduhig 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Moved left just before last senction.

with Andrew
victim of mathematics 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Tricky for VS even when dry!

Ky 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd dnf
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Marc Murphy ?/Jun/10 AltLd
mtempest 23/May/10 Lead

Found this hard for the grade

with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 23/May/10 2nd

No way 4b!!! 4c at a minimum and we did it when it was bone dry. Very awkward to section. Mike struggled leading it and I used a knee and an arse seconding and it still felt like the hardest of 8 routes today (which included an HVS 5c).

Hidden 19/May/10 2nd O/S
simeclimb68 15/May/10 Lead O/S
richyclimb 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
gingergeorge 24/Apr/10 Lead
with 15oth trg
Ben Taggart-Ryan ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
rob wmc 27/Sep/09 Lead rpt

Very awkward, move into the sloping niche worth 4c in my book.

with Alex WW & Alan
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
edd rab 07/Sep/09 2nd O/S
popebenedictus 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
tdudley 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
stewart murray 17/Aug/09 2nd
Adam1973 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
crag_monster ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Solo
James Oakes 01/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Bill Lawrence 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with oaksi2
colkurtz ?/Jul/09 Lead
with Angie
Dave Rumney 28/Jun/09 2nd
with Sean Roberts
crag_monster ?/Jun/09 Lead
edpd1b ?/Jun/09 2nd
HansUDes 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Stanage Guidebook p279, Route 61 with Guy from Stanage

HansUDes 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S

VS, 4b, Route61, p275, with Guy and Claire

stevemcg 19/Apr/09 2nd
with Matt
Hardcore Howlett 05/Apr/09 Lead dog

First VS. Freaked out having fallen on a VS the day before, so was sat on the ledge half way up for some time!

with James Lister
mbtulett 16/Nov/08 AltLd dnf


with Joe Price
tedburt 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Barra
mel holmes 10/Sep/08 Lead
with achatzs
Brown 08/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Martin Bennett 15/Aug/08 -
with Terry Rob
Hidden 01/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 Lead
LoopyLou ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Helen Lear
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Franco Cookson OLD 04/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Shad ?/Jun/08 2nd
Shad ?/Jun/08 Lead
JDDD ?/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
Liam Copley 31/Mar/08 Lead O/S

4th ever outdoor climb.

alaan 30/Mar/08 Solo O/S
2RoyalAnglian 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with mills85
mills85 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Scott
dan1stdan 09/Feb/08 2nd

This route had me doing an elvis while I gathered myself for the last move over a ledge.Seconding this made leading Heather wall seem easy.

with Mark & Christian
mark2572 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Christian Led, danny seconded then I followed. I thought that Christian did well to lead this route.

with Danny & Christian
Raggar ??/2008 -
with Ian M, Jon B
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
chriswh84 ??/2008 -

nice climb,

with danny and mark
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
mitch 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
AJ007 05/Oct/07 Solo
Hidden 26/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Allan Watson 26/Aug/07 2nd
with Ian Atkins
Hidden 03/Aug/07 2nd
marccb6 06/Jun/07 2nd
with Frank
frankcp87 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S

First VS

with marccb6
Mutl3y 05/Jun/07 Lead
with Clog
Clog 05/Jun/07 2nd
with Mutl3y
Jim Vach 11/May/07 Solo O/S
JLS 05/May/07 2nd O/S
with Gavin R.
Hidden 02/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Rosie Henstock 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/07 2nd
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
peter myers ?/Apr/07 Lead
with Matt Eyre, Alex May
Hidden ??/2007 -
PanzerHanzler 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Robert Butcher
Pythonist 13/Sep/06 Solo O/S
loonyclimber 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Steady route enough cracks to place a full rack in if you wanted to...

with Jen Green
apeman241 23/Jul/06 2nd dog

Nick lead, I struggled.

charlie barnes 16/Jul/06 Lead
with dan
Hidden 01/Jul/06 2nd
Si Croft 24/Jun/06 Lead
with JH
Hidden 24/Jun/06 2nd
PenJD 24/May/06 Lead O/S
with Jules Littlefair
Nicos 26/Sep/05 Solo O/S
with solo
Hidden 25/Aug/05 2nd
Phil West 06/Aug/05 Lead β
with Chris Tan
loose85 21/Jun/05 2nd dog
Hopevalleypaul 21/Jun/05 Lead
with Mike C
Stig 20/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 17/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Chris Davids 31/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Dad, Bethan
Phil West 17/Jul/04 Lead dnf

Finished up Capstone Chimney (D)

with Shaun Walby
Hidden 13/Jul/04 Lead
Mike Turner 13/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Alan Beaumont
Hidden 08/Jun/04 Lead
peter myers ?/Jun/04 Lead dnf
with Matt Eyre
Hidden 24/May/04 Solo O/S
Matt Bill Platypus ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Becs
Guymer ??/2004 -
drysori ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/03 Lead
Hidden 25/May/03 Lead
mark4344 17/Mar/03 Lead

Conquered the Bugger!

with Andy Philipson
rob wmc ?/Mar/03 2nd O/S
with Mick
roverhead 28/Sep/02 2nd
DerwentDiluted 04/Sep/02 Lead
with Laurie Smith
Hidden ??/2002 TR O/S
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Jus ??/2002 Solo
Ben Bransby ??/2002 Solo
mark4344 18/Oct/01 Lead

Fell and broke back!

with katie philipson
Hidden 30/Jun/01 Lead
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
Trobbo 23/Sep/00 Lead
with mike sissons
Hidden ?/Sep/00 Solo O/S
Blod 11/Jun/00 Lead O/S

A climb of two halves.

runestone 11/Jun/00 2nd
with Blod
Hidden ?/Jun/00 2nd
Mark Stevenson 07/May/00 2nd
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 03/May/99 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
CrashMat Rob 09/Aug/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Iain Thow 27/May/97 Lead
with Alex Doherty
JonBray ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1996 -
Robin Hoodie 25/Sep/95 2nd
with Richard Wayte
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 30/Apr/95 Lead
nai ??/1995 2nd
Chris Ellis 16/Aug/94 Lead rpt
with Rachel Nicolson
Hidden 07/Aug/94 2nd O/S
kato'sdad ?/Aug/94 Lead
Chris Ellis 07/Jul/94 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
crossleysm ??/1993 Solo
pingora 12/Sep/91 Solo O/S
Roget 20/Jul/91 Solo O/S
with jon
tapley 24/May/90 -
Hidden 27/Sep/89 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/87 Solo
steve taylor ??/1987 -
Hidden 04/Jun/86 Lead
mike bridges 02/May/86 Lead O/S
with Neil Gregory
Dave Musgrove 02/Apr/86 -
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
Andy Say 06/Aug/79 Solo
mikej 04/Oct/73 Solo
with Nigel Sumner
Canyak ??/1973 -
rogerskews ??/1972 -
Hidden 29/Aug/71 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/May/65 Solo
Hidden 04/Apr/65 Solo
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