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Skate and slither up the corner to experience one of the most polished routes at Stoney. © Rockfax

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Fidget 8 Aug, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: I'm very glad I didn't look at the guide book description before getting on this route. The foot placements actually aren't that bad, but somehow the hand holds are as smooth as. I enjoyed it anyway, and it's got me over my fear of polish a little!
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βeta: I'm very glad I didn't look at the guide book description before getting on this route. The foot placements actually aren't that bad, but somehow the hand holds are as smooth as. I enjoyed it anyway, and it's got me over my fear of polish a little!
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Ciderslider 31 Aug Lead O/S
stevelismore 29 Aug 2nd UKC says I did this before but I certainly didn't remember it.
UKC says I did this before but I certainly didn't remember it.
Hidden 29 Aug Lead O/S
Alaina 29 Aug 2nd
Lee0901 1 Jul Lead
Hidden 30 Jun 2nd
Short arms and deep pockets 22 Jun Lead O/S Slippy with good jams
Slippy with good jams
Albie 5 May Lead O/S
with Charles Leek, Paul O'Toole
with Charles Leek, Paul O'Toole
Hidden 12 Apr 2nd
Derek Furze 9 Apr Lead Polished but positive
with Dave Matthews
Polished but positive
with Dave Matthews
cragtyke 25 Mar 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 25 Mar Lead Nothing like as polished as threatened. Lovely bridging & a couple of moderately strenuous layback moves on good handholds
Nothing like as polished as threatened. Lovely bridging & a couple of moderately strenuous layback moves on good handholds
DavidOrrego 24 Feb Lead
dohart 21 Feb Lead
with SallyM
with SallyM
Pero 25 Sep, 2018 2nd
cem 25 Sep, 2018 Lead rpt
with Pero
with Pero
jb2006 22 Sep, 2018 2nd rpt
r8ck_chick 22 Sep, 2018 Lead
with jb2006
with jb2006
Hidden 14 Sep, 2018 2nd O/S
max_chan 1 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Nice route. Polish is OK, doesn't really detract.
with Roger - PCC
Nice route. Polish is OK, doesn't really detract.
with Roger - PCC
Andrew Lodge 30 Jul, 2018 2nd
steveshaking 30 Jul, 2018 Lead
samdreynolds 5 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
tsmilton 5 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 May, 2018 Lead O/S
foobar123 26 May, 2018 2nd β Polished
Polished
Hidden 23 Apr, 2018 2nd O/S
janegallwey 23 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
James Thacker ??, 2018 -
Joecartmell 28 Aug, 2017 2nd
TobyA 28 Aug, 2017 2nd rpt
with Joe, Xander
with Joe, Xander
Jim Slater 3 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 3 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Much better than the guide makes out, some polish but I doesn't affect the climbing at all and you hardly notice it with bomber gear and holds/jams in the crack. Jim led Pearly Gates as a 2nd pitch.
with Barbara, Jim Slater
Much better than the guide makes out, some polish but I doesn't affect the climbing at all and you hardly notice it with bomber gear and holds/jams in the crack. Jim led Pearly Gates as a 2nd pitch.
with Barbara, Jim Slater
Emily-Cooper 18 Jun, 2017 2nd O/S
with jord
with jord
TobyA 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Better than the book makes it sound.
Better than the book makes it sound.
Chrissy202 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 20 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with jon_gill1, Alex
with jon_gill1, Alex
jon_gill1 20 May, 2017 2nd O/S
AndyF 23 Apr, 2017 -
with Tom V
with Tom V
Richard Goodey ??, 2017 - Bit stiff for 4b but well protected. Finished on the top pitch of gabriel.
Bit stiff for 4b but well protected. Finished on the top pitch of gabriel.
James Thacker ??, 2017 -
smoreda 4 Oct, 2016 2nd
mountaingoatgirl 4 Oct, 2016 Lead
Robin Nichols 4 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
with Jim, Roget
with Jim, Roget
NinaR 18 Aug, 2016 2nd rpt Don't remember doing this before!
with Tim Cooper
Don't remember doing this before!
with Tim Cooper
Tim Cooper 18 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S My first Limestone lead and second VS. Crack is very polished which I found a bit scary in places. I didn't die though, so that's good.
with NinaR
My first Limestone lead and second VS. Crack is very polished which I found a bit scary in places. I didn't die though, so that's good.
with NinaR
charley 6 Aug, 2016 2nd rpt
Tithe Technique 6 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
danny61379 15 Jul, 2016 2nd
stevelismore 14 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S Tried to lead but backed off at the polished section. When Joe led it he used a big left hand hold which I had missed. Used this when seconding and was much easier-cross with myself for not leading it.
with JHiley
Tried to lead but backed off at the polished section. When Joe led it he used a big left hand hold which I had missed. Used this when seconding and was much easier-cross with myself for not leading it.
with JHiley
JHiley 14 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt Maybe 3rd time doing this. Seemed less polished this time. There are definitely much more polished routes in the peak.
Maybe 3rd time doing this. Seemed less polished this time. There are definitely much more polished routes in the peak.
ipfreely 4 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Juicymite86 14 May, 2016 -
Hidden 12 May, 2016 -
cragtyke 18 Apr, 2016 Lead
Deezel65 18 Apr, 2016 2nd O/S
DomClose ??, 2016 2nd
Tony Prendergast ??, 2016 -
James 1 5 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Sep, 2015 Lead rpt
Leo Woodhead 6 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Phillhop 5 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with James 1
with James 1
daviesp2 7 Aug, 2015 2nd
with Rich
with Rich
Hidden 7 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jul, 2015 AltLd
NinaR 9 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Capricorn One 9 Jul, 2015 Lead
with NinaR
with NinaR
elfin girl 3 Jul, 2015 2nd
with John Cook
with John Cook
Hoyes 27 Jun, 2015 2nd rpt
with Batt
with Batt
Mr Spoons 30 May, 2015 Lead
with Glenn
with Glenn
HannahGo 28 May, 2015 TR O/S
HannahGo 28 May, 2015 Lead rpt
Marmoset 19 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 7 Mar, 2015 2nd rpt
with Martin Haworth
with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 7 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
Canyak ??, 2015 -
georgenvk 11 Oct, 2014 Lead O/S
bob_cbr 7 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
cragsman9000 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with bob_cbr
with bob_cbr
Alex_Derbyshire 2 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Only got the one climb done. Forgot I had work!
Only got the one climb done. Forgot I had work!
Hoyes 27 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
with Batt
with Batt
Batt 27 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
with Hoyes
with Hoyes
JEP 27 Aug, 2014 2nd
Hidden 3 Aug, 2014 2nd
mattwyles1 17 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Not quite as polished as I was expecting, certainly no worse than the bouldering round the corner.
with Scott
Not quite as polished as I was expecting, certainly no worse than the bouldering round the corner.
with Scott
Andy Hardy 5 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 19 May, 2014 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
with Nicola Pettit
jamesclimbing 24 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 15 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
spenser 11 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S Traversed on half way up as I decided that St Paul looked like a rubbish idea, this wasn't much better.
with Eve Lancashire
Traversed on half way up as I decided that St Paul looked like a rubbish idea, this wasn't much better.
with Eve Lancashire
pulseroom 13 Mar, 2014 Lead
Derek Furze 7 Mar, 2014 -
Ron 3 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
with Clive
with Clive
Ron 3 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
with Clive
with Clive
DaveHall246 22 Aug, 2013 2nd
with Kevin Mulligan
with Kevin Mulligan
splat2million 1 Aug, 2013 2nd dnf Not a great first climb of the day - harder than I've done before and no proper warm up. Couldn't manage the polished stuff. I'll be back...
Not a great first climb of the day - harder than I've done before and no proper warm up. Couldn't manage the polished stuff. I'll be back...
JHiley 29 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt
shouter 21 Jul, 2013 2nd
mapperley samurai 19 Jul, 2013 2nd Climbed barefoot.
with Ben Moss, johncook
Climbed barefoot.
with Ben Moss, johncook
edd rab 9 Jul, 2013 2nd O/S
with adrian scott
with adrian scott
adrianscott 9 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with edd rab
with edd rab
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 16 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
dohart 14 Jun, 2013 2nd
with zippy
with zippy
eel 6 May, 2013 Lead O/S
matiamallia 5 May, 2013 Lead O/S
BLodge 26 Apr, 2013 -
mapperley samurai 20 Apr, 2013 Lead rpt
Hidden 21 Oct, 2012 Lead
Jake Young 12 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with JHiley
with JHiley
JHiley 12 Aug, 2012 2nd As a first pitch for Pearly Gates. Found plenty of unpolished footholds.
As a first pitch for Pearly Gates. Found plenty of unpolished footholds.
Hidden 12 Aug, 2012 2nd rpt
Double Knee Bar 22 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
mapperley samurai 16 Jul, 2012 2nd
with Ben Moss, johncook
with Ben Moss, johncook
marcoleptic 24 May, 2012 TR
with Dan Tuck
with Dan Tuck
danieltuck 24 May, 2012 TR O/S
Hidden 16 May, 2012 2nd rpt
Hidden 11 May, 2012 Lead O/S
johncook 1 Apr, 2012 TR Still polished, but now with grass!
Still polished, but now with grass!
alexrankine30 28 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S
with Mark
with Mark
Rob Davies 15 Jan, 2012 2nd
cem 2 Jan, 2012 2nd rpt
with Kirill
with Kirill
Kirill 2 Jan, 2012 Lead O/S
with cem
with cem
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Palindrome ?Oct, 2011 2nd
nai 2 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
with Andrew
with Andrew
rp318m 20 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
shouter 14 Aug, 2011 Lead
CRiddiford 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Marti999 6 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Gary Jackson
with Gary Jackson
Jimbo C 30 Jul, 2011 2nd The guidebook said it was very polished. I can't say it was especially bad.
with Pete
The guidebook said it was very polished. I can't say it was especially bad.
with Pete
Hidden 24 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
garethb 24 Jul, 2011 2nd
with cheque
with cheque
Hidden 19 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
J.Wells 19 Jun, 2011 2nd β
with mark20
with mark20
steveb2006 18 Jun, 2011 2nd
Guy Atkinson 21 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S First limestone lead, felt like an HS. nice bridging moves
with Chris Swift, James Fleming
First limestone lead, felt like an HS. nice bridging moves
with Chris Swift, James Fleming
Andrew Sloan 4 Feb, 2011 Lead rpt Very damp and hard work.
Very damp and hard work.
bigdrew 9 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S In rapidly fading light, didn’t feel too polished but maybe I just couldn't see it in the dark!
with mark20
In rapidly fading light, didn’t feel too polished but maybe I just couldn't see it in the dark!
with mark20
James Oswald 12 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Awesome. VEry nice. Abit polished but that's Stoney for you!
with mark20
Awesome. VEry nice. Abit polished but that's Stoney for you!
with mark20
masa-alpin 12 Sep, 2010 2nd β James lead.
James lead.
bigphil 7 Aug, 2010 2nd β
with Mark and Mike
with Mark and Mike
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 2nd rpt
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 2nd
Theeni ?Aug, 2010 Lead
Hidden 3 Jul, 2010 2nd rpt
eonuk 3 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S slow climbing (not fan of limestone). Polish off-putting but not too bad, been on worse. Bridging
slow climbing (not fan of limestone). Polish off-putting but not too bad, been on worse. Bridging
grubes 29 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S felt about HS 4b to me
felt about HS 4b to me
Hidden 29 Jun, 2010 2nd rpt
Hidden 28 Jun, 2010 Lead rpt
Brian Rodgers 16 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Jun, 2010 2nd rpt
tobydunford 4 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
with Nick Sillum
with Nick Sillum
Hannes B 23 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with Chrissy, Robin
with Chrissy, Robin
highfivekrissy ?May, 2010 2nd
Hidden 25 Apr, 2010 2nd
Hidden 25 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Mike Hegarty 24 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Very polished route..!
with Hilary
Very polished route..!
with Hilary
mark20 21 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
steveb2006 4 Apr, 2010 2nd
Hidden 28 Mar, 2010 2nd rpt
Hidden ??, 2010 -
peppermill 8 Nov, 2009 Lead O/S
Oliver Branagan 31 Oct, 2009 Solo rpt Forgot how polished this was, had seconded it ages ago. Felt like onsight climbing.
Forgot how polished this was, had seconded it ages ago. Felt like onsight climbing.
Hidden 29 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
pebbles 29 Aug, 2009 2nd as not up to leading anything, and a debate started as to whether this climb was so polished it put new leaders off. we did it, and thought it easier than VS. It is polished, but most of the polish is on the jams, which makes them more comfortable rather than making it harder!
as not up to leading anything, and a debate started as to whether this climb was so polished it put new leaders off. we did it, and thought it easier than VS. It is polished, but most of the polish is on the jams, which makes them more comfortable rather than making it harder!
porridgefan 11 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Joe Ward
with Joe Ward
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ?Aug, 2009 Lead
Hidden 15 Jul, 2009 Lead RP
KeithW 11 Jul, 2009 Lead O/S Done by accident. Quite pleasant actually.
with Burj Langdana
Done by accident. Quite pleasant actually.
with Burj Langdana
Hidden 1 Jul, 2009 Lead
Tithe Technique 21 Jun, 2009 2nd
with Charley
with Charley
charley 21 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
steveb2006 11 Jun, 2009 2nd
Hidden 10 May, 2009 2nd O/S
thebigfriendlymoose 26 Apr, 2009 2nd β
with Sankey
with Sankey
Sankey 26 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 17 Apr, 2009 2nd rpt
with Steve Grove
with Steve Grove
Hidden 7 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S
Si dH 7 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S Not particularly polished at all.
with Neil and Gary
Not particularly polished at all.
with Neil and Gary
Crofty 28 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
pebbles 28 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
with ewan
with ewan
Oliver Branagan 22 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Feb, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 22 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S
smudge 12 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Easy, this is not what VS means at Stoney!
with Will G
Easy, this is not what VS means at Stoney!
with Will G
Simon Caldwell 31 May, 2008 2nd O/S
with Lemming
with Lemming
JPGR 18 Feb, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
pezzerrr 27 Jan, 2008 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??, 2008 -
MikeDowsett ??, 2008 Lead
with John Harrison
with John Harrison
malc 3 Nov, 2007 Lead rpt
with Martin Hewes
with Martin Hewes
duzinga 13 Oct, 2007 2nd O/S
with pjm116
with pjm116
Hidden 13 Oct, 2007 Lead
tontopink 7 Oct, 2007 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 10 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
with Paul
with Paul
Hidden 28 Jul, 2007 Lead
steveb2006 20 May, 2007 2nd Philip Perkis also
Philip Perkis also
cem 3 Mar, 2007 2nd
with Eric Olson
with Eric Olson
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 18 Nov, 2006 2nd
with Phil A
with Phil A
roberto18 4 Nov, 2006 Lead
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
MaccMark 21 Aug, 2006 Lead
with Val Young
with Val Young
JulesW 12 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S not as polished as you might think !
with Nig
not as polished as you might think !
with Nig
robin heath 6 Jul, 2005 Solo
steveb2006 11 Jun, 2005 2nd First trad route since breaking ankle
First trad route since breaking ankle
Hidden ??, 2004 -
Dave Mason 2 Jun, 2002 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
with Trev Tatler
skygodley 26 Jul, 2001 Lead O/S
with Bunny
with Bunny
Sam and will 12 Jun, 2001 2nd
with Anthony Bennett
with Anthony Bennett
nickcanute ??, 2000 Lead O/S
fellgazelle ??, 1998 2nd
with Alan Haigh
with Alan Haigh
Phil West 12 May, 1996 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
with David Atherton
Hidden 27 Apr, 1996 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob ??, 1996 Lead O/S
Roget 9 Dec, 1995 Solo O/S
tlr 25 May, 1995 Lead
with Kim
with Kim
Phil West ?Aug, 1994 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
with Steve Wild
Hidden 26 Jul, 1992 Lead
Martin Bennett 26 Jun, 1992 TR
roncaves 7 Apr, 1991 Lead
with James Thomas
with James Thomas
leathers 15 Jan, 1989 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya 1 Jun, 1988 Lead O/S
with Nick Oldfield
with Nick Oldfield
Hidden ??, 1988 -
simon parish ??, 1987 Lead
with ajtay
with ajtay
ajtay ??, 1987 -
with Various
with Various
steveb2006 23 Feb, 1985 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
with Mervyn Dudley
Steve Webster ?Jan, 1985 2nd
Adrian Daniels ??, 1985 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 1985 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Aug, 1984 Lead
andy tetsill ?May, 1984 Lead
with Manchester Poly, Joy
with Manchester Poly, Joy
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
Ian Clare ??, 1984 -
andy tetsill ?Sep, 1983 Solo
Gezzer ??, 1983 -
Gezzer ??, 1983 -
with Andy Towne
with Andy Towne
Rob Seymour 29 Oct, 1982 Lead O/S
with Steve Pridgeon
with Steve Pridgeon
malc 12 Sep, 1982 2nd
charlesmfrench 17 Oct, 1981 2nd O/S
Nigel Coe 5 Apr, 1981 -
with Steve Portnoi
with Steve Portnoi
ewar woowar ??, 1981 -
Ian Jones ??, 1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
Hidden 23 Nov, 1980 Lead
duncan ?Mar, 1980 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1980 Lead
Nic Robinson ??, 1980 AltLd
Andy Fielding ??, 1980 2nd
Chris Terrey ??, 1979 Lead
with Mike Quantrell
with Mike Quantrell
DonnyDave 10 Jun, 1978 Lead
with Steve Holgarth
with Steve Holgarth
JohnHutch ?May, 1977 -
babymoac ??, 1977 -
with Phil Vince
with Phil Vince
Rob Davies ?Oct, 1976 2nd
with Mick Wilkins (CUMC)
with Mick Wilkins (CUMC)
rogerskews ??, 1976 -
Hidden 21 Dec, 1975 Lead
Brian Wilderspin ?Nov, 1975 Lead
Hidden 24 May, 1975 2nd
Hidden 8 Feb, 1975 2nd
petemeads ??, 1975 Lead
Derek Ryden ??, 1975 -
with Glynne Andrew
with Glynne Andrew
Mark Kemball ?Dec, 1974 2nd
with Steve Marriott
with Steve Marriott
Bob M ?Nov, 1974 Lead
with Jal Arustu
with Jal Arustu
Dave Musgrove 12 Jan, 1974 -
Nigel Bond 2 Dec, 1973 Lead
with Rob
with Rob
Andy Say ??, 1973 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?Jul, 1972 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
with Debbie Wilkinson
Rick51 15 Apr, 1972 Lead
Dave Westby ??, 1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
with Phil Caley
mikej 4 Apr, 1970 Solo
with E C/W, Martin Wragg
with E C/W, Martin Wragg
mikej 1 Nov, 1969 Solo
with E C/W
with E C/W
Gordon Stainforth 15 Jun, 1969 Lead
with John Stainforth
with John Stainforth
Tom V ??, 1969 -
bob@daysmill ??, 1969 2nd
mikej 21 Aug, 1968 Solo
mikej 12 May, 1968 Solo
with Nick West
with Nick West
mikej 23 Mar, 1968 Lead Pouring with rain
with Nigel Sumner
Pouring with rain
with Nigel Sumner
mikej 2 Mar, 1968 Solo
with Wil Hurford
with Wil Hurford
uphillnow ??, 1967 -
mikej 19 Nov, 1966 Lead The parachute shaped tree was still growing out of the corner crack.
with Keith Johnson
The parachute shaped tree was still growing out of the corner crack.
with Keith Johnson
Martin Bennett 21 May, 1966 -
with MT, CJE
with MT, CJE
Hidden 5 Mar, 1966 Lead
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