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

Joecartmell 28/Aug/17 2nd
TobyA 28/Aug/17 2nd rpt
with Joe, Xander
Jim Slater 03/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Graeme Hammond 03/Aug/17 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
Emily-Cooper 18/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with jord
TobyA 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Better than the book makes it sound.

with Tim
Chrissy202 28/May/17 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 20/May/17 2nd O/S
with Jon Gill, Alex
jon_gill1 20/May/17 2nd O/S
AndyF 23/Apr/17 -
with Tom V
Richard Goodey ??/2017 -

Bit stiff for 4b but well protected. Finished on the top pitch of gabriel.

James Thacker ??/2017 -
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Oct/16 2nd

Nothing like as polished as threatened. Lovely bridging & a couple of layback moves on good handholds. Entertaining route lead finely by Rosie

with Rosie
smoreda 04/Oct/16 2nd
mountaingoatgirl 04/Oct/16 Lead
Robin Nichols 04/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Jim, Roger
Hidden 18/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Tim Cooper 18/Aug/16 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.

charley 06/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Ange, Kev
Tithe Technique 06/Aug/16 Lead rpt
danny61379 15/Jul/16 2nd
stevelismore 14/Jul/16 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.

JHiley 14/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Maybe 3rd time doing this. Seemed less polished this time. There are definitely much more polished routes in the peak.

with Steve L
Hidden 04/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Juicymite86 14/May/16 -
Hidden 12/May/16 -
cragtyke 18/Apr/16 Lead
with Ross
Deezel65 18/Apr/16 2nd O/S
DomClose ??/2016 2nd
Tony Prendergast ??/2016 -
James 1 05/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Leo Woodhead 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Phillhop 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
daviesp2 07/Aug/15 2nd
with Rich
Hidden 07/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Capricorn One 09/Jul/15 Lead
with Nina
elfin girl 03/Jul/15 2nd
with John Cook
Hoyes 27/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Mr Spoons 30/May/15 Lead
with Glenn
HannahGo 28/May/15 TR O/S
HannahGo 28/May/15 Lead rpt
Marmoset 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 07/Mar/15 2nd rpt
with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Tony
Canyak ??/2015 -
georgenvk 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
bob_cbr 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
cragsman9000 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Neil
Alex_Derbyshire 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Only got the one climb done. Forgot I had work!

Hoyes 27/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Batt 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
JEP 27/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/14 2nd
mattwyles1 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Not quite as polished as I was expecting, certainly no worse than the bouldering round the corner.

with Scott
Andy Hardy 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted 19/May/14 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
jamesclimbing 24/Apr/14 2nd O/S
PaulFidler 15/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with ian kevin williams
spenser 11/Apr/14 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
pulseroom 13/Mar/14 Lead
Derek Furze 07/Mar/14 -
Ron 03/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Clive
Ron 03/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Clive
DaveHall246 22/Aug/13 2nd
with Kevin Mulligan
splat2million 01/Aug/13 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...

JHiley 29/Jul/13 Lead rpt
shouter 21/Jul/13 2nd
mapperley samurai 19/Jul/13 2nd

Climbed barefoot.

with Ben Moss, John Cook
edd rab 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with adrian scott
adrianscott 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Edd Rab
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/13 2nd O/S
dohart 14/Jun/13 2nd
with zippy
eel 06/May/13 Lead O/S
matiamallia 05/May/13 Lead O/S
BLodge 26/Apr/13 -
mapperley samurai 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead
Jake Young 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
JHiley 12/Aug/12 2nd

As a first pitch for Pearly Gates. Found plenty of unpolished footholds.

Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Double Knee Bar 22/Jul/12 2nd O/S
mapperley samurai 16/Jul/12 2nd
with Ben Moss, John Cook
marcoleptic 24/May/12 TR
with Dan Tuck
danieltuck 24/May/12 TR O/S
Hidden 16/May/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/May/12 Lead O/S
johncook 01/Apr/12 TR

Still polished, but now with grass!

alexrankine30 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Mark
Rob Davies 15/Jan/12 2nd
with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
cem 02/Jan/12 2nd rpt
Kirill 02/Jan/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Palindrome ?/Oct/11 2nd
nai 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Andrew
rp318m 20/Aug/11 2nd O/S
shouter 14/Aug/11 Lead
CRiddiford 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Andy, Mark
Marti999 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Gary Jackson
Jimbo C 30/Jul/11 2nd

The guidebook said it was very polished. I can't say it was especially bad.

with Pete
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
garethb 24/Jul/11 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
J.Wells 19/Jun/11 2nd β
Hidden 18/Jun/11 2nd
Guy Atkinson 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S

First limestone lead, felt like an HS. nice bridging moves

with Chris Swift, James Fleming
Andrew Sloan 04/Feb/11 Lead rpt

Very damp and hard work.

bigdrew 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

In rapidly fading light, didn’t feel too polished but maybe I just couldn't see it in the dark!

with Mark R
James Oswald 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Awesome. VEry nice. Abit polished but that's Stoney for you!

masa-alpin 12/Sep/10 2nd β

James lead.

bigphil 07/Aug/10 2nd β
with Mark and Mike
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/10 2nd
Theeni ?/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd rpt
eonuk 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

slow climbing (not fan of limestone). Polish off-putting but not too bad, been on worse. Bridging

with Wayne
grubes 29/Jun/10 Lead O/S

felt about HS 4b to me

with Alex
Hidden 29/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd rpt
tobydunford 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Sillum
Hannes B 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Chrissy, Robin
highfivekrissy ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Mike Hegarty 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Very polished route..!

with Hilary
mark20 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/10 2nd rpt
Owl ??/2010 -
peppermill 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Oliver Branagan 31/Oct/09 Solo rpt

Forgot how polished this was, had seconded it ages ago. Felt like onsight climbing.

howlingbaboon 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Peri
pebbles 29/Aug/09 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!

porridgefan 11/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Joe Ward
Bullybones ?/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/09 Lead RP
KeithW 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Done by accident. Quite pleasant actually.

with Burj Langdana
Hidden 01/Jul/09 Lead
Tithe Technique 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Charley
charley 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Kev
Hidden 11/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 10/May/09 2nd O/S
thebigfriendlymoose 26/Apr/09 2nd β
with Stephen
Sankey 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Luke
Andrew Sloan 17/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Steve Grove
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Si dH 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Not particularly polished at all.

with Neil and Gary
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
pebbles 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with ewan
Oliver Branagan 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Wood for Trees 22/Feb/09 Lead O/S

first limestone route, horrible. Mud, polish and a grit orientated climber does not bode well.

with Oliver Branagan
Hidden 22/Feb/09 2nd O/S
smudge 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Easy, this is not what VS means at Stoney!

with Will G
Simon Caldwell 31/May/08 2nd O/S
with Carmen
JPGR 18/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul
pezzerrr 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
MikeDowsett ??/2008 Lead
with John Harrison
malc 03/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with Martin Hewes
duzinga 13/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 13/Oct/07 Lead
tontopink 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 10/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Paul
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd
cem 03/Mar/07 2nd
with Eric Olson
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 18/Nov/06 2nd
with Phil Ashton
roberto18 04/Nov/06 Lead
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
MaccMark 21/Aug/06 Lead
with Val Young
JulesW 12/Jul/06 Lead O/S

not as polished as you might think !

with Nig
robin heath 06/Jul/05 Solo
Hidden 11/Jun/05 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 -
Dave Mason 02/Jun/02 2nd O/S
with Trev Tatler
skygodley 26/Jul/01 Lead O/S
with Bunny
Sam and will 12/Jun/01 2nd
with Anthony Bennett
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
fellgazelle ??/1998 2nd
with Alan Haigh
Phil West 12/May/96 Lead rpt
with David Atherton
Hidden 27/Apr/96 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob ??/1996 Lead O/S
Roget 09/Dec/95 Solo O/S
tlr 25/May/95 Lead
with Kim
Phil West ?/Aug/94 Lead O/S
with Steve Wild
Hidden 26/Jul/92 Lead
Martin Bennett 26/Jun/92 TR
roncaves 07/Apr/91 Lead
with James Thomas
leathers 15/Jan/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1988 -
simon parish ??/1987 Lead
Hidden ??/1987 -
Hidden 23/Feb/85 Lead
Hidden ??/1985 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/84 Lead
andy tetsill ?/May/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly, Joy
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
andy tetsill ?/Sep/83 Solo
Gezzer ??/1983 -
Gezzer ??/1983 -
with Andy Towne
malc 12/Sep/82 2nd
charlesmfrench 17/Oct/81 2nd O/S
Nigel Coe 05/Apr/81 -
with Steve Portnoi
ewar woowar ??/1981 -
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
Hidden 23/Nov/80 Lead
duncan ?/Mar/80 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Nic Robinson ??/1980 AltLd
Andy Fielding ??/1980 2nd
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Mike Quantrell
Hidden ??/1978 -
Hidden ?/May/77 -
babymoac ??/1977 -
with Phil Vince
Rob Davies ?/Oct/76 2nd
with Mick Wilkins (CUMC)
rogerskews ??/1976 -
Hidden 21/Dec/75 Lead
Brian Wilderspin ?/Nov/75 Lead
Chris Ellis 24/May/75 2nd
with Dave Ellis
Hidden 08/Feb/75 2nd
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1975 -
with Glynne Andrew
Mark Kemball ?/Dec/74 2nd
with Steve Marriott
Bob M ?/Nov/74 Lead
with Jal Arustu
Dave Musgrove 12/Jan/74 -
Nigel Bond 02/Dec/73 Lead
with Rob
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/72 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Dave Westby ??/1972 Lead O/S
with Phil Caley
mikej 04/Apr/70 Solo
with E, Martin Wragg
mikej 01/Nov/69 Solo
with E
Gordon Stainforth 15/Jun/69 Lead
with John Stainforth
Tom V ??/1969 -
bob@daysmill ??/1969 2nd
mikej 21/Aug/68 Solo
mikej 12/May/68 Solo
with Nick West
mikej 23/Mar/68 Lead

Pouring with rain

with Nigel Sumner
mikej 02/Mar/68 Solo
with Wil Hurford
uphillnow ??/1967 -
mikej 19/Nov/66 Lead

The parachute shaped tree was still growing out of the corner crack.

with Keith Johnson
Martin Bennett 21/May/66 -
with MT, CJE
Hidden 05/Mar/66 Lead
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