Rockfax Description
A combination of the previous two routes is one of the best HVS routes on the edge and earns three ticks in one go. Miss out the stance to get the full effect but be sure to extend the runners. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage *** HVS's, 29 Routes, 87 Stars, 1 E Point each, Stanage 3 Star HVS's - Eastern Grit, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50.

td72 31/Oct/16 Lead O/S

really good route, traverse in from the left was fun. red totem cam went in the roof of the finish perfectly.

with katie93
katie93 31/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 27/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 27/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Stroppy 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Why does this route need three entries?????

hfotheri 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with oskar
geoff b 22/Oct/16 2nd

What a great route; varied climbing & finishing in a brilliant position. A very good start to the day.

Hidden 22/Oct/16 2nd O/S
jimbonfire 15/Oct/16 2nd
Ian Saxton 15/Oct/16 2nd
with jim, Georgie
Horton 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Pulled out an awe inspiring but apparently unnecessary precarious undercut/smear pistol squat rock-over to gain the 5a start... Took a while to man up for the Harding's finish roof - great exposure in an incredible position. Brilliant route start to finish and the perfect way to finish the day - first Stanage HVS onsight!

CharlieFehl 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Super fun route- had a bit of everything. Smeary slab, hand-jamming cracks, and a juggy finish over an intimidating ceiling. Fantastic!

TomRiddelsdell 15/Oct/16 2nd β
with Horton
GeorgiePorgie1 15/Oct/16 Lead
with Ian
nigel bassam 09/Oct/16 Lead
with Kevin cc
Hidden 09/Oct/16 2nd rpt
Cheethamjd 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Dizz 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Rich Lade
Keith Swainson 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Georgie
Georgie25 25/Sep/16 2nd

Needed a little help to reach a hold in the middle, long stretch! Top section great fun

Afell 24/Sep/16 AltLd
mike8331 23/Sep/16 Lead
with paul delaney
EllieWoods 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Leo
jlury 18/Sep/16 2nd
with Stephen Clarke , dave clarke
daveclarke5 18/Sep/16 Lead
with Stephen
Jan.Hrb 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Chris
Ciaran Mullan 13/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Sam Howell
rachelpearce01 13/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/16 Lead O/S
kingfionnbharr 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
JonesE 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Excellent route, best of the top 50 I've done so far. Solid jamming and a nice finish. Pretty soft for HVS. Did the direct start.

with Benny
al99 10/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with JonesE
ig248 09/Sep/16 Lead

Direct start + direct finish!

with Rohan
Hidden 31/Aug/16 2nd O/S
khalidq 28/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with Max Adamson
Chris Sansum 27/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Direct start.

with Andy Reading
evans859 16/Aug/16 Lead G/U

Found difficulty initally to gain the good breaks and had one rest on gear before finishing in one go. Great route and excellent finishing moves on overhanging juggy holds.

with Henri Naef
matt1024 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Alex C
AlexCib 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Fantastic climb! Enjoyed the combination of the technical wall, which flowed very well, and the burly finish pulling over the roof.

David Staples 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Andrew Abraham 17/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
benlatham07 03/Jul/16 2nd
MusicalMountaineer 01/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant. One of the best I've led.

James_L88 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Kat Day
daveclarke5 26/Jun/16 AltLd
with Stephen
James_L88 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Kat Day
Hidden 20/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/16 Lead rpt
No? Yes! 19/Jun/16 2nd

Felt tough/committing low down.Great contrasting exit

with Gritnit
Tom_Shill 05/Jun/16 -
josefft 30/May/16 Lead O/S

First HVS lead, pretty much exactly a year after my first outdoor lead (Mod)!

with Arjun Menon
Tim Rodgers 09/May/16 Lead
PaulTanton 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Droyd 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Unpleasantly polished lower crack, scallies blazing hard in the cave were surprised when I appeared

with Jay, Nic
Andrew Abraham 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Paul Deane
ashtond6 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
robblowen 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Munch, Jonny
munch88 10/Apr/16 2nd β
with rob
FlavioL1989 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 10/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Flavio
Conor Nally 03/Apr/16 Lead
Oliver Smaje 03/Apr/16 2nd O/S
James Oswald ?/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Great route

with Rob Grant
MrFantastic 16/Mar/16 Solo dnf
Hidden 12/Mar/16 Lead β
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2016 2nd
Darron ??/2016 -
Hidden 31/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Owen Diba 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch 10/Oct/15 2nd
with bleggs
Martin Bagshaw 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Martin Wei▀mann
Calum Wadsworth 30/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Nice, found the VS start harder than the HVS finish

with sarah, Hannah R
HaddRoots 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
nick ferro 13/Sep/15 2nd
with Oli Birkill
Pixie-Andy 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Brilliant exposed finish, excellent photo opportunity! At the grade for confident HVS climbers with good pro just in case you get it wrong! Ben had a real struggle on both routes, arms totally pumped after a dozen or so falls, but great effort for first time out on grit. Biggest grin ever on his eventual top out. :-)

with Simon Perry Bowline, Ben
Hidden 06/Sep/15 2nd rpt
Dave Turnbull, BMC ?/Sep/15 -
ned_85 16/Aug/15 Lead
Jmpollard 16/Aug/15 Lead G/U
with Will Stokes
MischaHY 16/Aug/15 2nd
with ned_85
Hidden 15/Aug/15 2nd β
Pero 12/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/15 2nd
benlatham07 08/Aug/15 2nd rpt
cragsman9000 30/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Started on the arete.

with Neil
bob_cbr 30/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Dexter JW 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Dad belayed and i lowered down to remove gear, rested at base of crack to remove irrelevant runner so i wouldn't run out of quickdraws, must do some shopping, the reach to the crack is not as bad as expected.

with Popz
freemanTom 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S

5b arete start and another reachy number

with Harry SOC
Hidden 11/Jul/15 2nd
CraigOsborne 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Lancer 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

An awesome route. Found the crack nice up to the ledge, but the pull out up the steep finish required a little psyching up! When I did do it, there are indeed some jugs there. Did it as one pitch. One of my favourite routes so far.

with Tom PCC
TClimb 16/Jun/15 2nd
with Nick
Hidden 08/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd β
chrishedgehog 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Kieran Myles
annep11 24/May/15 Lead O/S

With the direct start. Nicely contrasting climbing.

with Clement
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
mreynolds 23/May/15 2nd O/S
alp79 23/May/15 2nd O/S
with Dan O
timreynolds 23/May/15 Lead
Hidden 23/May/15 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 13/May/15 Lead O/S
Karlos 13/May/15 2nd O/S

Delicate start. Super exposed finish - glad I wasn't on the sharp end!

JEP 10/May/15 2nd rpt
with James
Batt 10/May/15 Lead O/S

One pitch

with Ali
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd RP
Hoyes 10/May/15 Lead O/S
khalidq 10/May/15 Lead G/U

Cleanish. I started direct but jumped off when I couldn't complete an early move then did the usual start and finished that clean.

Estelles 07/May/15 Lead β
with Tom
Luke90 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd dnf
georgenvk 04/May/15 Lead O/S

Direct start.

Martin Brierley 01/May/15 -
GPN 26/Apr/15 2nd
with Simon, Shaw Brown
Simonfarfaraway 26/Apr/15 2nd

The first bit (VS) is probably the most polished at Stanage!

with Shaw
Shaw Brown 26/Apr/15 Lead
with Simon White, George North
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Chris Oldfield 24/Apr/15 2nd RP

fell at the start. Lowered off and got clean with some strong encouragement shouted from above

with James Buckley, Stu Warren
j.buckley87 24/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Kevster 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
tebs 17/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Adam
Felix Ottey 11/Apr/15 2nd β
Hidden 10/Apr/15 AltLd
Hidden 08/Apr/15 2nd
LJC 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Mark
gurumed 04/Apr/15 AltLd

Craig Lead first pitch, I lead second.

with Craig M, Brian
Brian Pollock 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Craig, Gordon
James S 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with geoff
JordanRickard ??/2015 Lead O/S
sdavies141 ??/2015 Lead O/S
Roisin 06/Dec/14 Lead G/U
with theomoore
amccann 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
manwithacam 02/Nov/14 2nd
with Mark
Jack93 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
TRFrost 26/Oct/14 2nd rpt
with J. Hulbert
benlatham07 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
max_chan 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
RM199 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/14 Lead O/S
julesmckim 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed this! Hard moves low down, top roof is easy really

DaveMo 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Jan
MoWalker3 21/Sep/14 -
ElStevo13 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead
mark4344 12/Sep/14 2nd
with derek
g1m147 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Mick.
jetstream 04/Sep/14 AltLd

I led the innominate, Kyle led Hardings

with Kyle
GermanAlex 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S

cracking climb, surprisingly easy once committed

with Rob
kp64zl 04/Sep/14 AltLd
Darryl.h ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
pete1993 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead RP
the power 27/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with derekb
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead
crispycodd 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Wild! A bit awkward but reaching for big holds.

Hidden 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
DannyK 18/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Katie
Mr Messy 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Sam
chancer 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
oodie72 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Cheese Monkey 10/Jul/14 Lead RP

Beautiful combination

with Mike
Hidden 10/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Mayaculpa 09/Jul/14 2nd
with Ben
Hidden 03/Jul/14 2nd rpt
WillGraham1 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Annegret 20/Jun/14 2nd

seconded following Steve Bennett

BTphonehome 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 06/Jun/14 2nd
with Bram
shaunhumphreys 03/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Direct start felt pretty tough!

with calum
Hidden 03/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 30/May/14 -
cdpuk 30/May/14 Lead O/S
andyevans 30/May/14 2nd

Three ticks

with cdpuk
Bernie L 30/May/14 2nd RP
Hidden 18/May/14 2nd
jcasey2436 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Ben wright
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
pipof747 02/May/14 Lead O/S
tprebs 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Conor Cadden
CurlyStevo 18/Apr/14 Lead

Very nice - most the bad polish is avoidable at the grade. Couldn't work out the harder direct start though.

with Rob
robbraby 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Nice climb. The traverse in requires a bit of faith

with Steveo
RKernan 16/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Lisa Davison
ldavison440 16/Apr/14 2nd dnf
luke glaister 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Direct start. I tried it facing right for the mantel but it was to hard/committing so down climbed. Shook off and tried it again facing left. Much easier that way. Then the crack above was polished to much to get 3 stars. That was till I got to the over hanging moves. Great gear below and a bomber wire above is enough to commit. Then it's all jugs to the top. Brilliant. 3***s. Lol

casey johns 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

The starting crack harder than it looks with the polish. The finishing move felt committing on on top rope. Jugs once you move

Hidden 09/Apr/14 AltLd
cjcuni ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Toby Dunn 30/Mar/14 Solo rpt
Hexman 12/Mar/14 2nd
with Al Dixon
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
ralphio ??/2014 Lead β
with Nik
the power 23/Nov/13 2nd rpt
with rob
jwhereat 16/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Nov/13 Lead
robgixer 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
deejmonkey 20/Sep/13 Lead
with Damian
Daymo 20/Sep/13 2nd
with DJ
joesmith 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Gary
g1m147 08/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
hlegge 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S

odd traverse at start, followed by a really nice climb with an interesting awesome top out

DanielGyi 22/Aug/13 2nd O/S
stuart34 21/Aug/13 2nd
David Kay 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Mynydd C.C.
Oliver Houston 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Definitely disagree with the guidebook on this one, not the "best HVS on the cliff", some nice moves, but felt disjointed.

with Sarah
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
yarrow 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Meg, Jake Lodge
thetradlad 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
dr_botnik 07/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Adrian
ChrisBrooke 03/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Dan McManus
Hidden 29/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Toby Dunn 05/Jul/13 Solo
cpoad 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with John S
Hidden 18/Jun/13 Lead
rich_hw 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 15/Jun/13 2nd

Brilliant finish through the roof.

lanc23 10/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead
Toby Dunn 06/Jun/13 Solo
Hardcore Pat 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with CJ Carter
Lazytraveller 03/Jun/13 2nd β
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead
georgedunton 17/May/13 2nd O/S
elCapitano 17/May/13 Lead O/S
with George
the power 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

did direct 5b start mint climb very nearly bail out on top roof

Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd
JonnoP 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Sam
ukb shark 17/Feb/13 Solo
Palmer 12/Jan/13 Lead

found the traverse start suprisingly scary!

AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
saffy ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd O/S
spidermonkey09 04/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Nice, great move to reach the horizontal crack low down. Rest of it is relatively easy, good gear all the way. Direct finish is committing and scary but the jugs are there-get the jam and away you go.

cpt_crunch 04/Nov/12 2nd β
Hidden 02/Nov/12 2nd
Curly Rich 02/Nov/12 Lead rpt

direct start, WINDY, great fun.

with Ollie
jamesn89 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
aipattison 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with James N
jwpil 21/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Direct start this time, not an easy way to go.

with Jake
Jake Young 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Laura, Jack
lbarras 21/Oct/12 2nd
with jack, jake
The Biochemist 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
harold walmsley 09/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Colin Struthers
runestone 09/Oct/12 2nd

Mike Led with traverse start, I seconded direct (very polished - Mr sheen been out on this one), great finish under the roof, Mike led well, I had 3 goes until reached the jug.

with Mike B
Kirill 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Failed the direct start, got lowered and led cleanly with the traverse start.

Ramblin dave 07/Oct/12 2nd dnf

Couldn't manage the reach around the overhang.

with Paul B, Kiril
Paul Baxter 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Kirill
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/12 Solo O/S
woodsy 15/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Goodstuff 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
andy_e 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Wayne S 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead
joe_lancs 05/Sep/12 Lead
Fragmod 31/Aug/12 Lead
jshields 26/Aug/12 2nd

Previous lead.

with Roman Jivkov
will_benfold 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Vnockles 18/Aug/12 2nd
w-watson 12/Aug/12 Lead
Pero 10/Aug/12 2nd
Dr Toph 08/Aug/12 Solo O/S
Chris Craggs 30/Jul/12 2nd

Slippery lower crack and a bit wild at the top.

with Graham Parkes
helenstuart 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Mike
climbinmunkey 28/Jul/12 2nd β

Great Lead by Helen. Technical at the bottom and a bit thuggy through the final roof. Hardest part was leaving the ledge under the roof with control.

with Helen
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
JamesRich 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S

The direct start seemed harder than 5a.

Stanners 11/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Really hard start! Felt more like 5c than 5a! Great route though!

with James Rich, Martin Stanfield, Jack Bradbrook
Quarryboy 11/Jul/12 Lead β

Was a bit worried about this before climbing it after seeing how hard Rob found the huge rock over crux at the start. Got up it OK in the end although found it very committing and precarious. Once past this the upper section is OK just steep and juggy.

Stanley 11/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with James Rich, Stanners, Jack Bradbrook
davidclare 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
mchandy 04/Jun/12 2nd
with Tom
AlexxelA 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Great moves direct up the wall and then a nice rest before the roof. Found this tricky, after groping blind for handholds found one that wasnt great but did the job. One of the two rocks at the top wobbles, be careful when setting up a belay!

TDSvejstrup 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
steveP 01/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Parminder Chagger
Gareth Bowen 29/May/12 2nd β
with Rachel Sutton
rocktigger 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 20/May/12 2nd O/S

I got some good jams on this - particularly the finger jam below the roof

with Noel
marcoleptic 12/May/12 Lead O/S

Did 5b direct start and led through in one pitch. Awesome route

with Doug, Alan
kirsten 12/May/12 2nd

couldn't get the roof, too tired and totally clueless! naturally, the first part suited me nicely although the step on was a total headgame. first trad fail to finish as a second - gutted- but at least I got all the gear out.

with john
John Nuttall 12/May/12 Lead
with Kirsten
R0bbie 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Taba
Les Deakin 23/Mar/12 2nd
with Falko Rech
valentinesbabe 21/Mar/12 TR O/S

Jack's lead. I tried and failed the direct start so did the traverse in from the left and managed the rest no problem. The Hardings finish is awesome and not particularly hard, just committing.

Jackwd 21/Mar/12 Lead rpt

Managed this on lead! Awesome! Built a bomb shelter before moving out!

charley 21/Mar/12 2nd O/S

With the 5a start. Brilliant route and great lead by Jack...

with JackD, Ange
pete1993 18/Mar/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 15/Mar/12 Lead O/S
rurp 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S

tricky start pumpy end. go fast

ChrisBrooke 11/Mar/12 2nd
with Duncan Bell
Clay C 08/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Stu
sparkass 03/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew Grant
jacobjlloyd 01/Mar/12 Solo O/S

Fun. Arete start. Polished but it doesn't matter.

john lynch 29/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with adam harrison
hilty 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Trevera 26/Feb/12 Lead
attack the crack 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with hilty
Apharri ?/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Andrew Barker ??/2012 Solo O/S

Year a guess. Pretty exciting soloing through the top roof.

Nevil ??/2012 Lead
with Mike
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Rachel Slater 24/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Olli-C 24/Oct/11 2nd
jon clayton 22/Oct/11 Lead
The Bad Cough 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Christian Minett
Hidden 07/Oct/11 2nd O/S
tsjx 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

5a start

Chalky Cat 30/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Dom
Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd
sophiecb 24/Sep/11 Lead dnf

Polished start so Sam put in the first cam for me. Got to beneath the roof and gave the moves over the bulge four attempts but just didnae have the juice for the glory jugs - took a healthy number of lobs before admitting defeat :(

with Sam, Chad
Chad123 24/Sep/11 AltLd rpt

Sophie had a brave effort at this one with the lobs getting bigger and bigger, she had one hand on the top at one point! VS part is getting polished and 5a mantel at start is very hard. Top is fine if you keep moving....

mic_b 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Heidi
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
BethanWhite 15/Sep/11 2nd dnf

Couldn't make the final move from under the roof to the jug. Fell off twice and lowered off.

with Aaron O'Leary
Matt Cooke 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

The large rock on the top wobbles

Curly Rich 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with GMC Stuart
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Sep/11 2nd β
andyjirvin 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Definitely 'onsight' as nothing can quite prepare you for the reach around the overhang! Committing but brilliant moves to finish. Would lead again and reckon it would still get the heart pumping! Oh and the start on polished holds and gear in the wrong place is actually the hardest and scariest bit.

Hidden 24/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Jackwd 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Absolutely awesome! Nice holds and interesting throughout.

djones66 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Excellent fun. The direct start is the hardest bit of the route; the direct finish, though a bit bold and wild-ish, turns out to be easy (good job....).

with Stve mc D
Hidden 13/Aug/11 2nd rpt
al123 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S

nice, shame about the polished start.

Jay C 02/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Started up directly with the 5b move

with Sam W
samwillo 02/Aug/11 Lead
with Jay
Dan Geh 23/Jul/11 2nd O/S
tgeh 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with dan geh
Goose4 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
adam carless 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

If you ignore the polish, it's a fantastic route. Started direct up the arete, finished up the roof crack with adrenaline flowing freely.

Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd
Dave Mason 06/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Darren Belfield
DannyK 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 28/Jun/11 Lead
RiverRoam 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Someone asked me to second/retrieve gear. Random, but well worth it.

with none
Hidden 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
pmurdy 13/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Gallant 13/Jun/11 Lead O/S
nick ferro 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Good route, good gear, easy middle section and fun move over/around the roof to gain jugs.

adrianj 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 05/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with Andy Houseman
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
bobstones 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
tebs 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
keith Lonsdale 03/Jun/11 2nd
andybirtwistle 03/Jun/11 Lead
Trevera 31/May/11 2nd
Hidden 17/May/11 2nd rpt
Andy Peak 1 03/May/11 Lead
with pabage
tuftynick 01/May/11 Solo rpt
np134 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Direct start was excellent.

with C. Price
Hidden 20/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Somerset swede basher 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Chris ULMC
Hidden 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Chris Redding 18/Apr/11 2nd rpt
9fingerjon 16/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with James H
jonnie3430 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Carol
lrandall 12/Apr/11 2nd

Great fun apeing about through the rof.

with Jonny
Nigel Bond 11/Apr/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JulesV 07/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Cake 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S

With the arete start, it felt like a proper HVS. Really enjoyed this

with Matt
Kyuzo 02/Apr/11 -
with Joe Prinold
Hidden 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
JRae 31/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Ollie B
john_ni 27/Mar/11 2nd

wrong balance for mantle below cracks, cheated & grabbed rope, poor show on a 2nd.

Ollie B 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with M.Rankine
w.pettet-smith 22/Mar/11 Solo
markalmack 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with andy graham, simon bulmer
Andy Graham 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Mark Almack
Hidden 18/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 06/Mar/11 2nd dnf
with Barry
fatbuoybazza 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with jim
cheeky 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden ??/2011 -
uphillnow ??/2011 -
joe1979 ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
kitkat78 27/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Direct start

with Graham P
max_chan 24/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Des PCC
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Obi-Wan is lost... 16/Oct/10 2nd
with Kim
JLS 14/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
buxtoncoffeelover 11/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead
highrepute 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
HIGHTOWER 22/Aug/10 2nd
with Pete Staves, Hannah
Tightsgirl 22/Aug/10 Lead
luke2442 20/Aug/10 -
John Dale 20/Aug/10 2nd
with Manfred
Jim Slater 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Fell off first move on the direct start, did the foot traverse start instead.

with Graeme Hammond, Andy Jobling
Graeme Hammond 17/Aug/10 2nd rpt

with the direct start, (OK it probably was 5a on reflection Jim)

with Andy Jobling, Jim
Graeme Hammond 17/Aug/10 Solo rpt

After 2nding

Helnorris 02/Aug/10 2nd
stvredmond 02/Aug/10 Lead

good link up of two great routes. do the 5a start for the full feel

Dave Foster 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Overrated. Thought The Flange was better.

with Andy
PeteH 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Craig + Sarah
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Mr Tickle 23/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Great moves throughout

with davenev
bigbobbyking 11/Jul/10 Lead β


with Iza, Lauren Thompson
jwpil 10/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Ben
benscarter 10/Jul/10 2nd
with Jack
RFWilkie 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Nathan
mjeffery 02/Jul/10 2nd
raptorheli 23/Jun/10 2nd
with alan
UnkArl 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

With direct start.

chrisallan 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Garron 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/10 2nd O/S
lamma_hippie 28/May/10 2nd
with Jon Lawton
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
pabbage 25/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 22/Apr/10 2nd O/S
9fingerjon 22/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Had previously climbed without Hardings Finish

with Matt G
tatz45 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 27/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 2nd
DanH9883 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Lee
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
nickmattia ??/2010 Lead O/S
with ryan jones
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
melonmike 26/Nov/09 Lead O/S

Loved the rockover and reach to vertical crack at the start, fun move.

Hidden 02/Nov/09 -
asmith37 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd
andy jennings 17/Oct/09 2nd β
with Floris
mark20 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Twisty 15/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel Stock
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 09/Sep/09 2nd
with loundsy
Hidden 06/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Si dH 05/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Gary and Pete
James_D 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Great route now the dead sheep has been eaten! The delicate traverse was very delicate in 45mph winds, and the end took some working out. Nice exposure though.

with Rach
tri-nitro-tuolumne 27/Aug/09 Lead dog
with Rob Truckle
Ketu 27/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Nigel
JDDD 22/Aug/09 2nd
IAmAStone 19/Aug/09 2nd
with Charlie Jefferson
sgl 04/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with will
jonka ?/Aug/09 2nd
with mark
PenJD 15/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Did the Direct start.

Coel Hellier 12/Jul/09 Lead
davidwright 11/Jul/09 Lead O/S
mark4344 06/Jul/09 Lead rpt
with dave t
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Pete Randall 13/Jun/09 2nd dog
with Albie
max_chan 01/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Lou
Mark D 28/May/09 Lead O/S
Laurence Everitt 28/May/09 2nd O/S
with Mark D
chris wyatt 23/May/09 Lead O/S


Steve Hill 23/May/09 2nd β
vard 23/May/09 2nd
with gwyn dodd
Hannah Moulton 10/May/09 Lead

they were having a picnic hehe

with johnny
Jonathan Hall 10/May/09 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/May/09 Lead

Led in a howling gail which sent the ropes spinning round lke a Barber's shop sign. Shed loas of gear.

mtempest 07/May/09 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
smudge 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris Dodd
JimR 26/Apr/09 -
markfairbank 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Tremendous finish. Wasn't sure it was going to go on first look but yes, the holds are there!

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
thomasadixon 24/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Reaver2k 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Was really suprised by this, looked a bit nasty and green, turns out to be a really nice crack. I started direct with the mantleshelf. This thing eats as much gear as you want to give it! Every single nut I put in was bomber, felt like cheating. Eventually I'd had enough of placing amazing gear and ran the last few metres out. Finished up Harding super direct >>>

cpt_crunch 19/Apr/09 TR dog
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
SteveM 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Faff
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd O/S
BicepAndrews 15/Mar/09 AltLd

I lead second pitch (HVS). It was awesome, 3 stars. Uploaded a picture.

mark sadler ??/2009 Lead
with rob
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead
DavidR 19/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/08 2nd
JonathanJones 18/Sep/08 2nd O/S
catblack ?/Sep/08 2nd
with rob
Sam1991 26/Aug/08 2nd dnf

Bit of a mini epic! Rope got stuck under the roof and couldnt retrieve it, so untied and walked round from the balcony...which surprised matt when i appeared behind him at the top of the crag. He abbed off and got the rope out, plus a nut he had also got stuck! Mad!! Lovely route though,(reachy lower down), definitely going back to lead it soon!

with Matt
Matt Fry 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Better than most the 'top 50s' i did that day! Quality ****. Unfortunately care is needed with ropes to finish.

Hidden 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
petemeads 15/Aug/08 Lead
with AJMeads
Matt Shepherd 11/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
Shauna 23/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Steve
Jeronimo 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S

big move at the top onto the jugs, but good gear. Quite exposed.

Benrj 23/Jul/08 2nd
with jay mowat
howlingbaboon 22/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Rob, Page
jwpil 20/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with James, Phil, Neil
Si dH 20/Jul/08 2nd rpt

Done this before, twice I think.

with Neil Furniss
will9911 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with chris
Paulww 16/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Rikke
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 20/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/08 TR
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd O/S
lost.arrow 18/May/08 -
with Ian Ashworth
Andy Moles 16/May/08 Lead O/S
with Lyndsey
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Greg
colin milton 07/May/08 Lead
with ibbo
Matthallinan 01/May/08 Lead
with Paul Winder
Hidden 01/May/08 2nd
Hidden 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
AJ007 17/Feb/08 Lead
Circus 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Alex Harper
Alfredo ?/Feb/08 Lead
with Ben H
b.hayley ?/Feb/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Bristoldave 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 15/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Pythonist 04/Oct/07 2nd rpt
with Chris Jennions
Hidden 22/Sep/07 Lead
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Phil Baxter
thomaspassmore 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
Hidden 05/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Pythonist 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with DaveDJ
Adam Humphreys 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Dunx
Hidden 03/Sep/07 Lead rpt
Claire Taylor ?/Sep/07 2nd β
with Akhil Bajracharya
Carly 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with nicky
mje1398 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with John M
jon bradley 23/Jul/07 Lead rpt

Wild finish with bomb proof gear - nice!

with Tim Styles
timstyles 23/Jul/07 2nd
with Huw Howells, Jon Bradley
v.jester ?/Jul/07 Solo O/S
chris sm 17/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
frost ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with D Garry
topsyturvy ?/Jun/07 2nd
with Grady
Hidden 20/May/07 2nd rpt
SecretSquirrel 20/May/07 Lead O/S

Reachy! Loving that juggy HVS finish though.

Jim Vach 13/May/07 Lead O/S
with Tim Dorsett
RichardMc 05/May/07 Lead
with Mary Sealey
Hidden 02/May/07 2nd
Iggy_B 29/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Simon Troop
furry 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Direct start.

with John LMC
psychicbread 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Max
fizzy_elephant 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Fletcher
gdb4060 ?/Apr/07 -
with Gareth
MeMeMe 04/Feb/07 Lead dog

I thought I was clever getting a knee bar under the nose at the start but felt less clever when I couldn't get my knee out again to get higher. Top is bold but juggy.

with Nick
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
tumbling wizard 09/Nov/06 Lead
Tobias at Home 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Very good.

with SteveM
tom.e 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Claire
SteveM 29/Oct/06 2nd
with Tobs
Maciek ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S

my first hvs 5a, great fun, not so hard but high in grade, v.good protection all way up !

with Andy C.
JonBray 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
cem 16/Sep/06 Lead β

Very shakey but good to exorcise old ghosts

with Eric Olson
greg101 28/Jul/06 Lead
with Matt O'Connor
OffshoreAndy 15/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with NCC Nic
Hidden 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S
jonlord ?/Jun/06 2nd
Hidden 16/May/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 28/Aug/05 Lead O/S
max_chan ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Lou
Owen W-G 10/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 30/May/04 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
John Marsland 15/May/04 Lead
with Darrell and Amanda
Hidden 25/Jan/04 Lead
Monk ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Carol
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
darren1 11/Oct/03 -
dan gibson 16/Sep/03 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/03 -
DerwentDiluted 03/May/03 Lead
with J. Ellson
DubyaJamesDubya 29/Mar/03 Lead O/S

Led this as well. Stunning climb. Some tricky moves low down

with Adrian Casey, Martin Peters
dicky79 ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Dave Emms
dan gibson 11/Sep/02 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 25/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Hidden 17/Nov/01 Lead O/S
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
JamesP ??/2000 Lead
tlr ??/2000 2nd
jonka ??/2000 Lead
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 2nd O/S
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Boy ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 04/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
CrashMat Rob 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
bigphil 23/Mar/98 Lead
with Calum
Hidden ??/1998 -
Hidden 06/Apr/97 Lead O/S
cem 08/Mar/97 Lead dnf

Fell off & broke ankle

with Paul Richardson
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/94 Lead
mikedelderfield 01/May/93 Lead O/S
ste_d 01/May/93 2nd O/S
with mik
Hidden ?/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/92 Lead O/S
NorthernRock ?/Sep/92 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/92 2nd
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/92 Lead
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hammy 21/Sep/91 Lead
with Pete Robinson, Ian Braithwaite
NickJH ?/Jul/90 Lead
with J Hirst, D Townsend
Roget 13/May/90 Lead O/S
with jim, jon
lithos ??/1990 Lead
with john byrne
Hidden 04/Oct/89 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/89 Lead
Gambit 20/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with Adam and Phil
Hidden 12/Nov/88 2nd
Iain Thow 25/Sep/87 TR
with Paul Eastwood
babymoac 30/Aug/87 Lead

First route of the day - still helped along by the night before...

with MTW
Rob Davies 16/May/87 2nd
Tom V 03/Sep/86 Lead
with Howie Darwin
Hidden ?/Sep/86 Lead
GordonHart ??/1986 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Lead
beaumap ?/Apr/81 Lead
with Martin Davis
The Reaper 26/Jul/80 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1980 -
andy gittins ??/1979 -
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
mikej 07/Oct/67 Lead
with Geoff Williams
Dave Musgrove 03/Jun/67 Lead
with Bob Knapton
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