Rockfax Description
Climb the tough thin crack into the cave (5c ?) pull up to the roof and swing right to access the easier wall. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide).

petecallaghan 22/Sep Lead O/S
timreynolds 22/Sep Lead O/S

Pre-placed wire in crack as didn't fancy a broken ankle

Hidden 22/Sep 2nd
EllieWoods 22/Sep 2nd O/S
Mike505 10/Sep Solo O/S

Fun moves leaving the cave. Found good jams making it a little less worrying.

Tom Redwood 09/Sep Lead O/S

Bottom bit was green, a bit rubbish and bold too, top bit is very impressive.

Hidden 18/Aug AltLd dog
Hidden 18/Aug Lead dog
poeter210 30/Jun 2nd
with druss
druss 30/Jun Lead O/S

A quick look and a couple of moves on the slab but the dry lichen made it dirty. Didn't think a potential broken ankle was worth it so went up the obvious line connecting with the roof. Roof moves were very cool.

Hidden 23/Jun AltLd
Wil Treasure 23/Jun AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun Lead
takaczapka 15/Jun Lead
with JerDon
Hidden 10/May 2nd O/S
foobar123 10/May Lead

Stanage VS challenge, route 12/36. Initial slab is the technical and mental crux. Pulling over the roof felt pretty easy

tprebs 05/May Solo O/S
takaczapka 14/Apr Lead
with Leif
Hidden 25/Feb Lead β
Flavio 14/Sep/17 Solo O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 09/Aug/17 TR

Slab/crack on the left very green & damp, so used slab just left of Crack & Cave. That got very thin higher up, so sidled off into the Crack! Entertainingly physical moves to leave the cave, & an airy/balancy move up the wall above to rounded holds & then finish

with SHUNT
ned_85 06/Aug/17 Lead
SamStrong93 06/Aug/17 2nd
with ned_85
Gordon W 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S

VS challenge 12, the first bit was bold and hard, the roof section was awkward but good fun

with Rob Law
Hidden 05/Aug/17 2nd
RobScarisbrick 05/Aug/17 2nd O/S

VS Challenge

Hidden 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Alkis 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Route 12/36 of the VS Challenge

gav 08/Jul/17 Lead rpt

VS Challenge route 12/36. Start time 09:55. Roof section only.

Hidden 08/Jul/17 2nd
Fellover 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S

VS Challenge Day 1 - Crack hard, roof easy.

Hidden 04/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
K Mckay 02/Jul/17 2nd O/S

12th route of the Stanage VS Challenge

Fraser hill-casey 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Route 11, 10:12 Green and supremely rubbish

with evenL
evenL 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
tom_drysdale 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with CRead
CRead 09/Jun/17 2nd dog

shit show

J.E.Spencer 06/May/17 2nd dog
w-watson 06/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/16 2nd
gav 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

10:39 route 12. Roof only. Tried the slab but green/wet. Faffing too much, so went for just the roof which was pretty strenuous for a move or 2.

kermit_uk 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Vilius A. 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Rob Powell
khalidq 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Dan Vaj
Dan Vaj 30/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with khalidq
khalidq 29/Aug/16 Lead RP

Worked the bottom crack on a top rope. Led the roof section clean.

with Dan Vaj
Dan Vaj 29/Aug/16 2nd RP
with khalidq
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/16 2nd β
spragglerocks 13/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/16 Lead
James_Kendal 06/Aug/16 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 06/Aug/16 2nd
Barrie Schofield II 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 07/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with bob_cbr
ned_85 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Senna
Senna 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with ned_85
Andy Peak 1 ?/Jul/16 Solo
orangesmartie61 20/Jun/16 Lead
with Diana Smart
Hidden 13/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Matt Shepherd 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Mowglee 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S

VS challenge

with Rockley
Rockley 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Mowglee
Hidden 22/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
MischaHY 21/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Jake Young 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Stanage VS Challenge 12 out of 36. bit wet and slimey

Teappleby 25/Oct/15 Lead
Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd
Jim Slater 02/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Maia
Maia 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S

done as part of VS challenge but have since discovered that the 1989 book has a much easier start up crack on right- nevermind!

Hidden 01/Aug/15 Lead O/S
TobyA 01/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with TonyB
tebs 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 18/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with tebs
dewiturton 18/Jul/15 Lead
with keitht
keitht 18/Jul/15 2nd
CraigOsborne 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S

25 Cool route, I'd say HVS for the bottom section of the route

with Paul Deane
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
jshields 30/May/15 Lead

In the '89 guide this is shown as the exit from the cave only at VS5a, which in it's own right you could argue may be soft HVS 5a. The start given in the BMC guide and suggested here, up the thin crack on the left is the start of Don't bark, bite E15c in the '89 guide, which then exits the roof on the left. This is 5b/c, the good wires only coming when it is all over.

with Mike Irwing, Jonathan Harrison
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
ChrisBrooke 23/May/15 Lead O/S

The starting slab is quite committing until you get to the decent wires, especially as green as it is. Was a bit confused as to where to go from the cave as it wasn't in my 2001 Rockfax. Exited to the right and had a good old struggle. Good fun, and hard for VS.

with Duncan Bell
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
with soph
soph 21/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
Jim Walton 10/May/15 2nd O/S

This is going some for HVS 5a.

with Chris M
kp64zl ?/May/15 2nd
with Steve OMC
Hidden ?/May/15 -
Scott Anderson 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
with Ash
Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
Jim Slater 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with rich_hw
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
rich_hw 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S
hodge192 18/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
James_L88 15/Mar/14 2nd dnf

Karl fell off roof on lead. Escaped out right around the roof.

with UnkArl
UnkArl 15/Mar/14 Lead dog
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
mickd 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 07/Nov/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd
Hardcore Pat 01/Aug/13 Lead dog

Had a couple of false starts before got any gear in.

with CJ Carter
Ardo 08/Jun/13 2nd dog

Took a slip on the bottom slab, but nice little route with varied climbing.

deacondeacon 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Felt hard in the heat of the sun although I can see how it could feel steady for HVS

djones66 06/May/13 Lead O/S

This is a good route, even if it is a bit of a one-move wonder; its a good exciting move (well, short sequence) in a dramatic position. You can climb out using the flakes all the way from the back of the cave. or you can join the flakes at more or less any point, including the lip (where you can get what I think are good wires- can place them before setting off). Recommended.

with Stve mc D
Pat-H 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with kate, don
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with TonyM
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Archbishop 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Dan Shacklock
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Hidden 24/Apr/12 Lead
ash longreach ?/Apr/12 2nd
adie84 ??/2012 -
Chalky Cat ?/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd
llamaglama 30/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
jamiev 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Started up Rabies slab.

with Nina
Will_Maxwell 24/Apr/11 2nd
with Rafael Pena
mwatson ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
dashitboarder 20/Jun/10 2nd

Dad led - nice route but tough

Chris Craggs 02/Aug/09 2nd

The slab/crack start is at least 5b.

with Colin Binks
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd O/S
nai 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with tlr
tlr 14/Jun/09 2nd
with nai
Mike W 18/Aug/08 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
John Marsland 02/Aug/08 2nd O/S
tom_1985 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Thomas
Mike W ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Ben Bransby ?/Nov/06 -
JDDD 19/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
IanGilbertJones 23/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with GeoffQ
RussB 05/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/01 2nd
Ropeboy 17/Oct/00 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
Chris Ellis 21/Aug/98 Lead
with Louise Pellett
roncaves 29/Jul/97 Lead
with Gavin Williams
Hidden 27/May/96 Lead O/S
Roget 30/Apr/95 Solo O/S

Started up Crack and cave as described at the time.

Colin McKerrell ??/1992 -
Colin McKerrell ??/1992 -
Colin McKerrell ??/1992 -
Colin McKerrell ??/1992 -
Hidden 03/Jun/91 Lead
Martin Bennett 14/Apr/91 -
with Nils Tremmel, MT
Rob Davies 20/Jun/87 Lead
with Mick Moss
philhc ??/1985 -
Nigel Bond 05/Oct/75 Lead
with Pete and Ron
Dave Musgrove 10/Aug/75 -
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 10/Sep/67 Lead dnf
with Steve Radford, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
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