35m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A classic which has crept up in grade owing to the polish!
1) 3c, 15m. Climb the slabby buttress on polished holds (a gripper in the wet) trending left then right to a good stance.
2) 4a, 20m. Climb the slippery crack/scoop into the groove above then step left and follow a series of corners to a grand finale up the crack on the right. . © Rockfax

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Over the Moors 3 Star Magical Mystery Tour, Laycock's List - the original 1913 gritstone graded list, Definitive *** Peak Grit.

Hidden 25/Sep/17 2nd
jvarmstrong 24/Sep/17 AltLd
with Chris
Chris Manasseh 24/Sep/17 AltLd

Led p1

with John Armstrong
Hidden 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Mr Fuller 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S

As fast as possible in a one-er to avoid the midge cloud. 30 bites on one arm alone. Well done Rich for belaying! Great climbing despite the infestation.

with Rich Pooley
Wizzy 26/Jun/17 Solo O/S
Derek Furze 24/May/17 2nd

Classic stuff

with Rick
Hidden 21/May/17 AltLd O/S
Flavio 21/May/17 Solo O/S
jim182 07/May/17 Lead O/S
with John H
dwc 04/May/17 2nd
jshields 30/Apr/17 AltLd

Repeat, great climb.

Hidden 30/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
Matt Harmon 17/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

soloed bottom, led top pitch. Had to split it as only took a 60m half in with us. bit polished but nice

Sarah Roscoe 17/Apr/17 AltLd

Lead P1, couldnt get up slippery crack on P2 so backed off and seconded Matt.

J.E.Spencer 09/Apr/17 2nd
Butch87 09/Apr/17 Lead
w-watson 09/Apr/17 2nd
devious wally 07/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
mrphilipoldham 07/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2. Loved it, fantastic climbing in a grand setting.

ralphio 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
C May 25/Jul/16 AltLd O/S


with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 25/Jul/16 AltLd

How is this so shiny when everything's so green!??! Does not compute.

with C May
LovelyMrTom 24/Jul/16 AltLd

Lead p2. Great climbing but p2 is quite polished in places

chrisbrown2050 24/Jul/16 AltLd

Lead p1. Was offered lead of p2 but polish freaked me out!

tom bre 24/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Lovely climb done as 2 pitches I lead 2nd. Great moves on great rock a real delight.

with Paul
Fiona Rowan 06/Jul/16 2nd
Rob Moorcroft 05/Jul/16 Lead
R Brown 03/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Danny A
Hidden 29/May/16 AltLd O/S
Tony Ryland 07/May/16 AltLd

Led 2nd pitch Quite challenging for first proper rock route of the summer

with Jonathan Davies
Climbster 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Vick
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/15 Lead β
GermanAlex 06/Sep/15 2nd

Last climb of the day before we made our escape from the midges. Arno lead in 1.

with Arno
Hidden 17/Aug/15 2nd
Dave Turnbull, BMC 17/Aug/15 Lead


with Kasia Osipowicz, Emily Turnbull
Hidden 12/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/15 Lead
bryce.dorin 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Jake Young 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
OliWoolland ?/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Ian Stirrups 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

me P1, Sue P2. Nice contrasting pitches.

with Sue
atom 16/Aug/14 AltLd
Guy Atkinson 16/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, Didn't really think this climb was anything special, a good introduction to the style of routes here though.

with Adam Lindley
georgenvk 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Becks87
Becks87 16/Aug/14 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 27/Jul/14 -
Somerset swede basher 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Katharine
rohai545 22/Jun/14 AltLd
with Helen
ht543 22/Jun/14 AltLd

Me: P1, Krish: P2

with Krish
TraverseKing 21/Jun/14 2nd
JonBray 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Chris did 1st pitch, I did 2nd pitch

with Chris
sting 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with kwaidy
kwaidy 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with sting
Hidden 20/Jul/13 -
Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/13 2nd
Bry 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd
j.buckley87 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd
karlb 02/Jun/13 2nd

Only finished first pitch second pitch repeled chris and Gary

with Gary Scott, chris gaynon
chrisgaynon69 02/Jun/13 2nd dnf

Didn't complete pitch 2 of 2, too smooth/polished for a hot day

with karl bamford, Gary Scott
freemanTom 01/Jun/13 2nd dnf

Just first pitch as had to then run away from nearby peregrine nest.

with Paul Davies
daviesp2 01/Jun/13 Lead dnf

bailed from 1st belay as there was a nesting peregrine next to route.

with Tom
John Nuttall 06/May/13 -
with Sharon
towdman 06/May/13 2nd
helios 06/May/13 AltLd
with Katy Coutts
Hidden 21/Apr/13 AltLd
Tithe Technique 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

I led P1, Charley P2. What a great route, a bit of everything in it. Well worth its top50 status....but if people think this is polished they should avoid any top50 VDiff on Stanage!!! :D

dangmtb 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Nice but polished.

Frank the Husky ??/2013 -
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
augustus trout 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Al Metelko
DaveB61 15/Jul/12 Lead

With Robin Stiffin

with Robin Stiffin
neilfish 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with KMC
mmmhumous ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches (Fiona 2nd). 1st pitch VD/HVD, second felt tricky for S4a, although probably due to the gale force winds! Great varied climbing.

eel 27/May/12 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 26/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 13/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/12 AltLd
Barry D 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Rob P
Hidden 02/Jan/12 TR
Chris Murray ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with Richard Bower
gazfellows 27/Jul/11 Lead
with shaun d
cjc2001 24/Jul/11 2nd

Varied and interesting.

Hidden 12/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
ashtond6 03/Jul/11 Lead
Gary A S 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Elly
Nigel Bond 02/Jul/11 Lead
with Stuart Bond
markhammonds 03/Jun/11 Lead β

Lead both pitches. Somehow managed to fall off the slippery scoop on the 2nd pitch (not sure I should admit this). Should have trusted my hand-jam and not reached up for some rubbish holds... Thankfully I had a good nut (which I had to recover on abseil). Lowered back to the ledge and climbed cleanly. Good climb.

with Miles Walmsley, Joe Barragry
runestone 23/May/11 Lead
with Nic
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RM199 ??/2011 2nd O/S
Tomber 07/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead very enjoyable second pitch. Much better than the first. Polished. but not too bad.

Stuart Hurworth 07/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch - easy and quite short, not too much protection though. 2nd pitch is a lot more varied.

Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
pebbles 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

rob p1 me p2

with rob
lithos 03/Jul/10 AltLd

I did P1, Peri P2 nice climbing

Hidden 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd
embob 22/May/10 AltLd

Led first (and easier) pitch. Excellent.

with Alex
Hidden 04/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/May/10 Lead O/S
donkster 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with trigg, ben
cooper leek 18/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with trigg, donk
ungracefulathlete 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S

lots of fun... VERY SCAREY - im just a big baby. i kept being told, "its only polished for laddow, not for rest of peak" (its really only a HVD) yes it was polished but it was not slippery and it just showed where the route was.

with Tim C
Goody 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch.

with Suzie Hughes
Hidden 16/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

as one pitch, thought the first pitch was the nicest, almost went the wrong way (straight up instead of left at one point) on the second pitch but down climbed taking out the gear for a couple of moves to resume following the polish from way back when

shed_hed 12/Sep/09 2nd
Nicholas Livesey 06/Sep/09 2nd
with Rob Pontefract
Hidden 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
cem 09/Aug/09 Lead rpt
with John Evans
petegruf 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with blaithin h
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd
jshields 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/09 2nd
mic_b 07/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Heavy rain and slime. Good fun.

with mrsbate
HansUDes 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S

S, 4a with Bill Bardsley and Stephen Beswick

with Steve Beswick
john.gaffney 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S

I lead first pitch, Pete took second. Interesting and enjoyable route (very polished)

with Peter Morrisdaboss
morrisdaboss 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with JB
Rob Davies 31/May/09 AltLd

Morning visit - then Wharncliffe by mid-afternoon

with Phil Ashton
Powder Puff Girl 30/May/09 2nd O/S
with Ben H
popebenedictus 30/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
SteWatkins ?/May/09 -
jimorothy 21/Mar/09 Lead

Tidy mini mountain route. Very polished start which I made a meal of, but ace second part. Much much easier than Long Chimney Ridge.

with Rachel Crolla
doogstrue ?/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

i lead first pitch, andy lead second.

with andy s
Daniel Armitage 26/Sep/08 Lead
towdman 26/Sep/08 2nd β
Graham Armitage 26/Sep/08 Lead
with towdman
birbeck ?/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Austin
tanssop 04/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy
donkster 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

ben 1st. pitch. me 2nd.

with ben
cooper leek 26/Apr/08 AltLd
with donk
Mancunianimport ??/2008 -
DerwentDiluted 07/Oct/07 AltLd
with Nicola Pettit
Hidden 11/Sep/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/07 Solo O/S
cem 28/Jul/07 2nd
with Andrew Roberts, Steve Capes
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Lead
MikeDowsett 11/Jun/06 Lead
with Kris Scheinkonig
FrankW 04/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Joe
Hidden 02/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
mol 02/Oct/05 Lead
with Haggis
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead
victim of mathematics 12/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Cornish Merlin 12/Jun/05 AltLd
jonnyboy 11/Jun/05 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 04/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Jen Dargue
chrishedgehog 09/Apr/05 2nd
snowy owl 09/Apr/05 Lead
dan_o_b ?/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/03 2nd
PenJD 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Tony Heron
Simon Caldwell 06/Jul/03 2nd O/S

In one long pitch

with Carmen
shaun walby 02/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Pero 15/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 28/Mar/02 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jun/01 Solo
Mark Davies PK ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Laura
craig h 28/May/00 2nd rpt

Rebecca's 1st climb, age 10 months (in a backpack). Slept throughout the second pitch.

with Janet and Rebecca Hannah
snowy_woodruff 30/Apr/00 Lead
with Mem
fellgazelle ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Martin Senior
alan moore ??/2000 -

Slippery in mid-winter.

craig h ?/Jun/98 Solo rpt
five ?/Jul/97 AltLd O/S
barney@helmshore 08/Jun/97 Lead O/S

Quality climb started to rain so sheltered in the Rucksack Clubs old "office"

with Austin Brunt
Ian Archer 22/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with James Leavy
Martin Bennett 14/Jun/96 Solo
Martin Bennett 14/Jun/96 -
with Barry Hurst
craig h 10/Mar/96 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Jul/95 Lead
with Roy Lindsay
Hidden 09/Apr/95 Solo
Gordon Stainforth 06/Aug/94 Lead
with Steve Dean
Hidden ?/Jun/93 Lead
roncaves 27/Jun/92 Lead
with John Foster, Ed Hyatt
Roget 28/Jul/91 Solo O/S
with chris jones
ste_d 18/May/91 AltLd O/S
with mik
Stoney Boy 09/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Phil Cundy
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/90 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Chris Ellis 25/Jun/88 Lead
with Rob Gale
RichardMc 29/May/88 Solo O/S
Iain Thow 08/Sep/87 Solo
Andy Say 18/Sep/86 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 16/Apr/83 Lead O/S
with Garry Rushworth
charlesmfrench 03/Apr/82 Solo O/S
Rob Davies ?/Feb/80 AltLd

Laddow in February - warm sunny day!

with Mike Papworth
Sean Kelly ??/1980 -
Nigel Bond 02/Dec/78 Lead
with Dave Grey, Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby
Hidden 11/Oct/78 Lead rpt
Mark Kemball 25/Jul/77 Solo
Falko 06/Jun/75 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
Hidden 09/Mar/75 Lead
rogerskews ??/1975 AltLd
with CMC Members
mikej 28/Nov/71 Lead

Earlier in the day we had visited Tintwisle Knarr Quarry.

with E
uphillnow ??/1968 Solo

done many times including with groups from the Crowden Outdoor Centre

tutbury ?/Apr/67 -
with Liz Butterworth
Hidden 03/Oct/64 2nd
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