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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

CraigOsborne 14/Jan Solo O/S
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
Jim Slater 08/Jul/16 Solo O/S
pawel suhy 08/Jul/16 2nd O/S

Awkward crux with knee on the ledge

john max 08/Jul/16 2nd
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
Stickle Tarn 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S

HARD in damp conditions !

Hidden 10/Oct/15 TR
Hidden 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
luke glaister 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with dan., casey johns
Hidden 04/May/15 Lead
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd
casey johns 04/May/15 2nd O/S
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
cragsman9000 11/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 11/Sep/14 2nd O/S
DanChad 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S

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

Le Chevalier Mal Fet 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.

ralphio 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S

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

with Colin
colin milton 22/Jul/14 2nd
with ralph
morganator 14/Jul/14 Solo
Becks87 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Bob, Martina Cermak
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Solo dnf
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
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
Mpaynter 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
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
RM199 21/Sep/13 2nd O/S

green and wet

Jonathan Hall 21/Sep/13 Lead

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

edd rab 20/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with adrian scott
TimPerkin 20/Sep/13 TR
with Mike Porter, Richard Harris
buxtoncoffeelover 02/Sep/13 Lead
with Vicar
Hidden 02/Sep/13 2nd
joe hallam 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
mikealexpayne 23/Aug/13 Lead
Joe Jackson 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Carl Rich
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
giuly 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Neil Shephard, Chris Saunders
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
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
PAJames ??/2012 -
akhughes ??/2012 Solo O/S
matthew bower ??/2012 Lead
MarkRoe 09/Nov/11 Lead O/S

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

iwebster59017 09/Nov/11 2nd

Horrifically wet!! don't bother

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

A tussle in the middle

with Matt
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
beings 31/Jul/11 -
with Gamba, Andy
Pike 31/Jul/11 TR dog

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

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
hotfeet 19/Jun/11 Lead
with Wayne
waynem1985 19/Jun/11 2nd
Gambit 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Barney
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Cwallace 18/Jun/11 Lead
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
Steve J P 02/May/11 2nd
with BW
Bernie Wylde 02/May/11 Lead
with sp
Gerallt Owain 26/Apr/11 Lead O/S
phil.cheeseman 26/Apr/11 2nd
with Jonny Cox
Hidden 26/Apr/11 2nd dnf
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
James_D 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Will
Tamati 27/Mar/11 2nd
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
mattime18 14/Sep/10 2nd O/S
timofy 14/Sep/10 Lead dnf
Ollie B 14/Sep/10 Lead O/S
dpmUK 05/Sep/10 TR O/S

Had been led - 3rd up

Mr. K 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
John Lewis 05/Sep/10 2nd dog
with Kyle
Leelogs 05/Sep/10 2nd dog

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

with SCC
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead dog
Hidden 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
erica 22/Aug/10 2nd

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

with John
John Brayshaw 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Erica
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!

Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd dnf
Ky 17/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tim
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
remus 25/Apr/10 Solo O/S
gingergeorge 24/Apr/10 Lead
with 15oth trg
Hidden ??/2010 -
Ben Taggart-Ryan ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/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 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 2nd
popebenedictus 07/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
edd rab 07/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
tdudley 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Adam1973 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
stewart murray 17/Aug/09 2nd
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
edpd1b ?/Jun/09 2nd
crag_monster ?/Jun/09 Lead
HansUDes 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S

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

HansUDes 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Stanage Guidebook p279, Route 61 with Guy from Stanage

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
Hidden 22/Mar/09 Lead
mbtulett 16/Nov/08 AltLd dnf


with Joe Price
Graeme Hammond 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Barra
tedburt 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
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
JDDD ?/Jun/08 2nd
Shad ?/Jun/08 2nd
Shad ?/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
Liam Copley 31/Mar/08 Lead O/S

4th ever outdoor climb.

alaan 30/Mar/08 Solo O/S
mills85 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
with Scott
2RoyalAnglian 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with mills85
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
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
chriswh84 ??/2008 -

nice climb,

with danny and mark
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Raggar ??/2008 -
with Ian M, Jon B
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
frankcp87 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S

First VS

with marccb6
marccb6 06/Jun/07 2nd
with Frank
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
Laurence Everitt 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
Hidden 24/Jun/06 2nd
Si Croft 24/Jun/06 Lead
with JH
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
Hopevalleypaul 21/Jun/05 Lead
with Mike C
loose85 21/Jun/05 2nd dog
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
drysori ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Guymer ??/2004 -
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
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
Jus ??/2002 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 TR O/S
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 jeff
runestone 11/Jun/00 2nd
with jeff
runestone 11/Jun/00 2nd
with jeff
runestone 11/Jun/00 2nd
with jeff
runestone 11/Jun/00 2nd
with jeff
Hidden ?/Jun/00 2nd
Hidden 07/May/00 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
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 -
Hidden 25/Sep/95 2nd
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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