28m.

Rockfax Description
Fine intricate face climbing. Climb up the centre of the slab to the top horizontal break. Step left from the break to finish up The Nails. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
Follow Welcome to Hard Times Direct to the top break then step left and finish up The Nails. You can also pull over onto the upper slab as for the Direct and move up into Joint Effort at a slightly bolder E2 (effectively a cop-put for the true Direct).

FA. Tony Freeman, Pete Brayshaw, Giles Barker 1978. FA. Direct Finish P.Stidever, R Beadle 1983

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
goshawk 12 Jul Lead
with Steve Meadows
with Steve Meadows
davesykes 10 Jul Lead Steady away - top corner always feels like the crux!
with John (rucksack club)
Steady away - top corner always feels like the crux!
with John (rucksack club)
debsb 7 Jul 2nd O/S
with Dave Turnbull
with Dave Turnbull
Hidden 7 Jul Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull, BMC 7 Jul Lead O/S
with Debbie Birch
with Debbie Birch
Frank the Husky 4 Jul - Someone has placed a shitty looking thread at the crux bulge using material that doesn't look reassuring. They've done the same on Liquid Courage. Next time I'm at Staden I'll be cutting this crap off. If you're going to place threads, at least use decent cord.
with Irish George
Someone has placed a shitty looking thread at the crux bulge using material that doesn't look reassuring. They've done the same on Liquid Courage. Next time I'm at Staden I'll be cutting this crap off. If you're going to place threads, at least use decent cord.
with Irish George
eduardo 29 Jun Lead O/S
with Aris
with Aris
WillRhodes 26 Jun Lead O/S Ace. Had to give it some on the last move to reach the break, was getting a little pumped. Lots of superb moves.
Ace. Had to give it some on the last move to reach the break, was getting a little pumped. Lots of superb moves.
Hidden 19 May Lead O/S
Ian Carr 16 May -
with Steve
with Steve
goshawk ?? 2nd
with Adam Kassyk
with Adam Kassyk
Hidden 18 Aug, 2018 Lead β
mikeski 11 Aug, 2018 2nd
rosiehawker 11 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S Really lovely!
with mikeski
Really lovely!
with mikeski
Brannock 21 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Hidden 21 Jul, 2018 2nd O/S
Paul ablitt 7 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt
Alex@home 6 Jul, 2018 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Edale 1 Jul, 2018 Lead
with Yvonne
with Yvonne
goshawk 29 Jun, 2018 Lead
with Al
with Al
cmliebmann 25 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with Hamish
with Hamish
Hidden 31 May, 2018 -
janegallwey 31 May, 2018 TR
Neil Amos 26 May, 2018 - About 20 years after the first time!!
About 20 years after the first time!!
Brown 26 May, 2018 2nd
Bernie L 26 May, 2018 Lead dnf Got to slot and had reasonable nut and rp and not so good cam but head wasn’t with it so escaped out left into the E1 and finished up the corner. First day trad climbing in almost a year so can’t be too Annoyed
with Brown
Got to slot and had reasonable nut and rp and not so good cam but head wasn’t with it so escaped out left into the E1 and finished up the corner. First day trad climbing in almost a year so can’t be too Annoyed
with Brown
Brannock 6 May, 2018 Lead rpt
ClimbCJH 1 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 13 Aug, 2017 Lead β
wil_perry 13 Aug, 2017 -
Neil McA 6 Aug, 2017 Lead rpt
with Jake McAdie
with Jake McAdie
Hoyes 2 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 2 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Hoyes
with Hoyes
dan gibson 20 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Ian Saxton 17 Jun, 2017 2nd
martinbettridge06 17 Jun, 2017 Lead On 3rd attempt. Excellent line, with decent gear. E3 finish out of the question.
On 3rd attempt. Excellent line, with decent gear. E3 finish out of the question.
rurp 15 Jun, 2017 Lead Sloped off left onto nails at half height. Spooked by the bulge
with bill farmer
Sloped off left onto nails at half height. Spooked by the bulge
with bill farmer
manwithacam 29 Apr, 2017 2nd Route of the day, good lead by Mark. Lovely rock, good line right up middle of slab.
with Mark Grist
Route of the day, good lead by Mark. Lovely rock, good line right up middle of slab.
with Mark Grist
Brannock 9 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
Brannock 24 Sep, 2016 Lead rpt
Owen W-G 15 Sep, 2016 Lead dnf Failed on crux a move or two before final break, wussed and finished up JE. Will go with a more positive attitude, Horrible conditions on warm v humid day. Generally dirty crag too.
with Rob BMC
Failed on crux a move or two before final break, wussed and finished up JE. Will go with a more positive attitude, Horrible conditions on warm v humid day. Generally dirty crag too.
with Rob BMC
Rich Kirby 13 Aug, 2016 2nd
PaulTanton 13 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Longsufferingropeholder 6 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Stepped left
Stepped left
Hidden 6 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
nick ferro 6 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
phil64 31 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Very good
with Andy Bowman
Very good
with Andy Bowman
JHiley 23 Jul, 2016 2nd
with Other Simon pcc
with Other Simon pcc
Nick Wallis 22 Jul, 2016 2nd β
with Tom Holdsworth
with Tom Holdsworth
Hidden 21 Jul, 2016 -
olllie26 19 Jul, 2016 2nd
The Reaper 19 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S Lovely intricate climbing with just enough gear to make it non-stressful. Right up my street. Should have done the slightly bolder finish into Joint Effort - looks good.
Lovely intricate climbing with just enough gear to make it non-stressful. Right up my street. Should have done the slightly bolder finish into Joint Effort - looks good.
Hidden 19 Jul, 2016 2nd
georgenvk 17 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
with cem
with cem
cem 17 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt
Gambit 14 Jul, 2016 Lead rpt Top still just too scary!
Top still just too scary!
Hidden 9 Jun, 2016 -
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S was going to do the direct but the good holds were too tempting
with Roisin
was going to do the direct but the good holds were too tempting
with Roisin
Bloke on a Rope 20 Mar, 2016 Lead O/S So nearly went for the E3 even got the microwire in, but then let my negativity get the better of me and bottled it! Next time with a bit of PMA !
So nearly went for the E3 even got the microwire in, but then let my negativity get the better of me and bottled it! Next time with a bit of PMA !
deacondeacon 22 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Ardo 22 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
bigdrew 6 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
Dan Mckinlay ?Aug, 2015 Lead
Alex@home 13 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Andrew Sloan 12 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S Found this sustained and hard.
Found this sustained and hard.
Martin Haworth 12 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 12 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Gavin Singleton
with Gavin Singleton
Hidden 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
Brannock 5 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S Sustained, just enough gear.
Sustained, just enough gear.
Hidden 5 Jul, 2015 2nd O/S
Paul ablitt 4 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt
Duncan Campbell 10 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Oooh cheeky little number - found this really scary
Oooh cheeky little number - found this really scary
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 10 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 21 Apr, 2015 Lead rpt A bit further left on the top slab this time!
with phill ukc
A bit further left on the top slab this time!
with phill ukc
the power 21 Apr, 2015 2nd rpt Did easy cop out finish
Did easy cop out finish
Dale Comley ??, 2015 Lead O/S
with Ollie Torr
with Ollie Torr
Hidden ??, 2015 -
derekb 21 Aug, 2014 Lead Tried direct with side runner but could not finish so - one for the future !
with Colin densem
Tried direct with side runner but could not finish so - one for the future !
with Colin densem
Andy Peak 1 9 Aug, 2014 Lead
the power 9 Aug, 2014 2nd With harder finish
With harder finish
Hidden 29 Jul, 2014 Lead
Rachel Slater 29 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
Outdoorista 26 Jul, 2014 2nd rpt Hard! Glad to second it clean this time and a good lead from sam.
with Sam Fletcher
Hard! Glad to second it clean this time and a good lead from sam.
with Sam Fletcher
Jim Slater 23 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt Moved back on to direct finish after placing side runner in Joint Effort, which I guess gets the E2 tick (?!)
Moved back on to direct finish after placing side runner in Joint Effort, which I guess gets the E2 tick (?!)
eel 22 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S Direct Finish
with Mike
Direct Finish
with Mike
Hidden 15 Jul, 2014 Lead dnf
Scott Anderson 15 Jul, 2014 2nd dnf Followed the amount Gav had led, very good climbing. Bold
with Gav
Followed the amount Gav had led, very good climbing. Bold
with Gav
Mr Sparkle 9 Jul, 2014 2nd
Mike_Hayes 9 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 20 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Took a long time to lead as i was not convinced ther was so much gear (every move thers good geAr ) amazing climb , now i have a exscuse to go back and do it again for the direct finish:-)
Took a long time to lead as i was not convinced ther was so much gear (every move thers good geAr ) amazing climb , now i have a exscuse to go back and do it again for the direct finish:-)
dr_botnik 20 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Gambit 19 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Rob Woon, DoctorStone
with Rob Woon, DoctorStone
Jim Slater 18 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
ashtond6 8 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Mar, 2014 2nd dog
Frank the Husky ??, 2014 -
Bob ??, 2014 -
Speeddemonsi 3 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
skippington 3 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S A bit squeezed in at the top (close to Joint Effort). Needs self control to not go for the crack!
A bit squeezed in at the top (close to Joint Effort). Needs self control to not go for the crack!
tsl42 21 Jul, 2013 TR dog Fell off getting onto top slab. Quality route imo.
Fell off getting onto top slab. Quality route imo.
pbuggy91 21 Jul, 2013 TR
with tsl42
with tsl42
Paul ablitt 6 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt
Hannes B 9 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
adie84 ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
rocksol ?Jul, 2011 Lead Return to Staden after many years. Direct contrived, & in complete contrast to rest of route, dusty small slopers. Joins J.E. where you could place a bomber nut or ignore & go for small RP up & back R.
Return to Staden after many years. Direct contrived, & in complete contrast to rest of route, dusty small slopers. Joins J.E. where you could place a bomber nut or ignore & go for small RP up & back R.
Hidden 1 Aug, 2010 2nd dnf
Hidden 10 Jul, 2010 Lead β
Hidden 6 Jul, 2010 Lead β
Dogmusher 28 Jun, 2010 2nd
with chris parson
with chris parson
drcorbasisgod 27 Jun, 2010 Lead β Used side runner in Joint Effort
Used side runner in Joint Effort
galpinos 26 Jun, 2010 2nd Direct finish, very thin.
with Ben & Brian
Direct finish, very thin.
with Ben & Brian
Chris the Tall 3 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S Lovely climbing, a bit reachy and the gear wasn't as good as expected below the crux
with jamiev
Lovely climbing, a bit reachy and the gear wasn't as good as expected below the crux
with jamiev
jamiev 3 Jun, 2010 2nd β e2 oringinal finish.
e2 oringinal finish.
gordonday 19 May, 2010 Lead β
with clive
with clive
Hidden 18 May, 2010 Lead
Hidden ?May, 2010 Lead O/S
catblack 28 Apr, 2010 2nd dog direct finish
direct finish
Hidden 12 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Sep, 2009 2nd O/S
Pete Graham ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Luke Porter
with Luke Porter
Si dH 22 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Neil Furniss
with Neil Furniss
Phill Mitch 6 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
Kirill 2 Aug, 2009 2nd dog
Misha 5 Jul, 2009 Lead Direct finish at E3. Seconded this last year. Excellent route - slightly bold first crux and pretty bold top crux involving limestone smearing. Shame it comes so close to Joint Effort in a couple of places towards the top, though that doesn't actually help on the more tenuous moves on the slab.
Direct finish at E3. Seconded this last year. Excellent route - slightly bold first crux and pretty bold top crux involving limestone smearing. Shame it comes so close to Joint Effort in a couple of places towards the top, though that doesn't actually help on the more tenuous moves on the slab.
Hidden 1 Jul, 2009 Lead
Hidden 29 Jun, 2009 2nd
Hidden 28 Jun, 2009 2nd
miastacey 27 Jun, 2009 Lead rpt
with Bob Smith
with Bob Smith
Adam Ellwood 18 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 18 Jun, 2009 2nd
thomasadixon 16 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Direct finish, wicked route.
with Lisa, Mike
Direct finish, wicked route.
with Lisa, Mike
Hidden 1 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
stuckonarock 1 Jun, 2009 2nd dog Did the moves clean but had to take a cheeky rope rest after fiddling about with gear. Disappointing.
with Dave
Did the moves clean but had to take a cheeky rope rest after fiddling about with gear. Disappointing.
with Dave
Martin Cooper 1 Jul, 2008 2nd
morganator 1 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
riddle 14 Jun, 2008 Lead dnf Tough, but exciting. Bailed out at 3/4 height.
with Kate Landells
Tough, but exciting. Bailed out at 3/4 height.
with Kate Landells
Hidden 14 May, 2008 Lead O/S
Luke Brooks 14 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S With direct finish. If you ignore the proximity of JE the moves are very good and very rewarding. E3 5c.
with Tom Wild
With direct finish. If you ignore the proximity of JE the moves are very good and very rewarding. E3 5c.
with Tom Wild
alaan 1 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S Direct finish...with a step left onto joint effort a foot from the top. Excellent except for the top, which is of course very elminate.
Direct finish...with a step left onto joint effort a foot from the top. Excellent except for the top, which is of course very elminate.
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 2nd O/S
Hidden 4 Sep, 2007 Lead rpt
just one more 27 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with chris nunn
with chris nunn
petellis 1 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
with alaan
with alaan
miastacey 25 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with Bob Smith
with Bob Smith
Ram MkiV 17 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Attempted the E3 version straight up the slab at top which worked well for a few enjoyable moves but the holds seemed to lead you right towards joint effort and it became super contrived so sacked it and finished up joint effort.
with Alex
Attempted the E3 version straight up the slab at top which worked well for a few enjoyable moves but the holds seemed to lead you right towards joint effort and it became super contrived so sacked it and finished up joint effort.
with Alex
Coel Hellier 11 Jun, 2006 Lead E2 variant, up Nails groove.
E2 variant, up Nails groove.
Andy Chubb 8 Jun, 2006 2nd dog
with Bart
with Bart
cem 3 Jul, 2005 Lead rpt Third time lucky. Original Finish.
with Pete Atkinson
Third time lucky. Original Finish.
with Pete Atkinson
Ben1983 ?Jul, 2005 Lead O/S Very much E3 with the direct finish.
Very much E3 with the direct finish.
Hidden 5 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S
cem 8 Aug, 2004 Lead dog
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
BruceW ?Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Al D.
with Al D.
steveb2006 30 May, 2004 2nd
with Paul Ramsden
with Paul Ramsden
Hidden ??, 2004 Lead O/S
John Marsland 3 Sep, 2003 2nd
with Darrell Small
with Darrell Small
Hidden ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
Mark Stevenson 15 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
cem 10 May, 2002 Lead dog Slipped near the start.
with James Gregory
Slipped near the start.
with James Gregory
Hidden 24 Aug, 2001 Lead
Hidden 23 Sep, 2000 Lead
Steve Crowe 29 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S
John Marsland 18 Jun, 2000 Lead
with Mark Tolver
with Mark Tolver
Andy Edgar ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 -
Hidden 10 Jul, 1999 Lead
skygodley 17 Jun, 1999 Lead O/S
with Katrin
with Katrin
goshawk 15 Jun, 1999 Lead
with Steve Marsden
with Steve Marsden
tmawer ??, 1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Sep, 1998 Lead O/S
John Southworth ?Jul, 1998 Lead
with Alex Messenger
with Alex Messenger
D Tempest 4 Jun, 1998 Lead
with Rick
with Rick
Ropeboy 2 Aug, 1997 Lead With direct finish, my first E3
With direct finish, my first E3
Roget 5 Jun, 1997 Solo rpt solo with nails finish
solo with nails finish
goshawk 1 Jun, 1997 Lead
with Martin Wilson
with Martin Wilson
Graham Booth ?May, 1997 -
TCP ?Apr, 1997 Lead
Chris Ellis 19 Aug, 1996 2nd
with Martin Veale
with Martin Veale
Dave Rumney 19 Jul, 1996 -
with Dennis Wong
with Dennis Wong
Hidden 23 Aug, 1995 2nd
Billg 5 May, 1995 2nd
steveriley ??, 1995 Lead
Rob Davies ??, 1995 Lead dnf Date? Backed off at about 30'
Date? Backed off at about 30'
SB_NWUK_99 ??, 1995 - Climbed in the 1990s. I can't remember whether I've lead it or not.
Climbed in the 1990s. I can't remember whether I've lead it or not.
robtrooper ??, 1995 Lead O/S
Roget 14 Aug, 1994 Lead O/S
with colin
with colin
Hidden 12 Jun, 1994 Lead O/S
roncaves 29 May, 1994 2nd
with Gavin Williams
with Gavin Williams
Hidden ?May, 1994 Lead O/S
Mick King 24 Apr, 1994 Lead O/S
with Arran Deakin
with Arran Deakin
Hidden 15 Apr, 1994 Lead
steveb2006 2 Jul, 1993 2nd
with Simon Mee
with Simon Mee
DubyaJamesDubya ?Jul, 1993 Lead O/S
with Nick Oldfield
with Nick Oldfield
Hidden 3 Apr, 1993 2nd
John Marsland 14 Aug, 1992 2nd
with Allen Newby
with Allen Newby
goi.ashmore 13 Jun, 1992 Lead O/S
with Simon Coles
with Simon Coles
Rich Kirby 18 Jan, 1992 Lead O/S
with Chris wiles
with Chris wiles
D Tempest ??, 1992 Lead
D Tempest ??, 1992 2nd
adi bryant 4 Oct, 1991 Lead O/S
with Dom
with Dom
steveb2006 2 Jul, 1991 2nd
with Simon Mee
with Simon Mee
steve prior ?Jul, 1991 2nd
with Rob W
with Rob W
goshawk ?Aug, 1990 2nd
with JI
with JI
steveb2006 10 Jul, 1990 Lead Do Nails finish this time - not feeling so confident
with Simon Mee
Do Nails finish this time - not feeling so confident
with Simon Mee
goshawk ?Jul, 1990 Lead
with Mark Jones
with Mark Jones
NickJH ?Apr, 1990 2nd
with I Smith, D Townsend
with I Smith, D Townsend
Nick Rundall ??, 1990 Lead O/S first E2, (seconded first previous year)
first E2, (seconded first previous year)
tapley 19 Aug, 1989 Lead
with John Sumner
with John Sumner
uphillnow 29 Jul, 1989 Lead
phardman 15 Jun, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 16 Apr, 1989 Lead
ewar woowar ??, 1989 -
Hidden ??, 1989 Lead O/S
ajtay ??, 1989 -
Sean Kelly ?May, 1987 -
with Gary Thornhill & Duncan Lee
with Gary Thornhill & Duncan Lee
Hidden 30 Mar, 1987 Lead
Hidden 5 Oct, 1986 Lead
Dave Musgrove 1 Oct, 1986 AltLd
with Christine Butler
with Christine Butler
keefe 10 Aug, 1986 -
with Nora McElroy
with Nora McElroy
steveb2006 3 Aug, 1986 Lead
with Mervyn Dudley
with Mervyn Dudley
Hidden 17 Jul, 1986 Lead
Tom V ?Jul, 1986 -
with Neil Plant
with Neil Plant
Hidden 28 Sep, 1985 Lead
Hidden 20 Aug, 1985 Lead
John Marsland 13 Jul, 1985 Lead
with Dave Cousins
with Dave Cousins
Hidden 3 Jul, 1985 2nd
charlesmfrench 23 Jun, 1985 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 18 Jun, 1985 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jun, 1985 Lead O/S
neilh 18 May, 1985 Lead
with dave croker
with dave croker
Rick51 31 Mar, 1985 2nd
andy gittins ??, 1985 -
Hidden ??, 1985 Lead
Ian Clare ??, 1985 -
Mike Owen 7 Oct, 1984 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
with Elaine Owen
Rob Seymour 12 Aug, 1984 Lead
with Stu Mackay
with Stu Mackay
sadams 7 Jul, 1984 2nd
with Pete Herrod
with Pete Herrod
John Marsland 16 Jun, 1984 2nd
with Dave Mould
with Dave Mould
UKB Shark 13 May, 1984 Lead O/S
with Phill Dickens
with Phill Dickens
Hidden 13 May, 1984 Lead
AlanLittle ??, 1984 2nd
with Carl Blakeley
with Carl Blakeley
Rob Seymour 6 Nov, 1983 2nd
with Stu Mackay
with Stu Mackay
Andy Stephenson 4 Sep, 1983 2nd O/S
Neil McA 8 Jul, 1983 Lead O/S
with Julian Taylor
with Julian Taylor
Hidden 18 Jun, 1983 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1982 Lead
with Bob Higginbotham
with Bob Higginbotham
Mark Kemball 17 Aug, 1980 Lead
with Paul Clark
with Paul Clark
Derek Furze ??, 1980 -
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