Rockfax Description
A decent variation finish from halfway up the slab feels like a cop-out. Shuffle left to climb the shallow groove and short crack. © Rockfax

Ticklists: 14 In A Day, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Hidden 31/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 26/Nov/16 Solo
Tim Harper 19/Nov/16 2nd O/S
with Jack Poyner
TobyA 13/Nov/16 2nd O/S

Didn't feel so different from what I remember of doing Hargreave's.

with Jiri
georgenvk 13/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with TobyA
hfotheri 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with oskar
FlavioL1989 16/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Ratfeeder 09/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Phil
stratandrew 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Gary Thornhill
Hidden 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
featuresforfeet 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Leo
Hidden 18/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Emma
ColdAndWet 09/Sep/16 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/16 2nd
mattlyons 31/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Was supposed to do Hargreaves but went the wrong way.

with Callum Nixon, Jodi, Connor
CRead 31/Aug/16 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 24/Jul/16 2nd
pnorth 05/Jul/16 2nd
with Tim Ewington
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Andypeak 27/Jun/16 Lead

seems a much more logical in than the original

gaz3212 27/Jun/16 2nd O/S
HazelMacLean 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Have done the OR (original route) and would rate that one higher personally.. still has some good bits in common though.

Hidden 19/Jun/16 2nd O/S
pingora 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead O/S
mjeffery 19/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Steve
mky77 16/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/16 Solo
jonhowson 17/Mar/16 Lead O/S

It's okay, not as good as the original.

with Claudia
Clama 17/Mar/16 2nd O/S
MrFantastic 16/Mar/16 Solo dnf
Kirree 10/Nov/15 2nd O/S
with liebs
liebs 10/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Kirree
Ciderslider 28/Sep/15 2nd O/S


with charley
charley 28/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Mark
cragsman9000 03/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Neil
chrisdjackson 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Quick exit from Hargreaves in rain. All the interesting VS climbing occurs before heading off on this variation but stills some nice rock. Do Hargreaves first if you can to avoid losing the OS

with charlotte
Chrismaccers ?/Aug/15 Lead
Andrew Lodge 20/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Pete
tillym 18/Jul/15 2nd
with Reuben
mad1693 24/Jun/15 2nd
with john gregory
Hidden 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/15 2nd rpt
Nick1812P 23/May/15 Solo O/S
with speedy
wi11 20/May/15 Solo O/S
BTphonehome 13/May/15 2nd O/S
with Matt
Matt_C9716 13/May/15 Lead O/S
with Bram
spragglerocks 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Alex S, Ali
Hidden 04/May/15 2nd
NickJH 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with M Reed
Martin Bennett 04/May/15 -
with Pete Stridgeon, NickH
hervenuttall ?/May/15 Solo O/S
with Matt W
Hidden 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S
RyanOsborne 19/Apr/15 2nd

Great lead by Mark, the start is harder than I remember (probably harder than 4c for those that can't reach their foot across onto the face), and it feels a little bit precarious all the way up.

with Mark, Elena
Hidden 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Ele 19/Apr/15 2nd
with Ryan
amccann 09/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 2nd RP
Hidden ??/2015 -
Robs_Uren 25/Dec/14 Lead O/S
with Caitlin
Caitlin 25/Dec/14 2nd
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
TRFrost 26/Oct/14 Solo O/S
with J. Hulbert
Wizzy 12/Oct/14 Solo O/S
Pero 02/Oct/14 Lead
Radical-G 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
alaster tonge 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
morganator 18/Aug/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Solo O/S
mol 09/Aug/14 2nd
with Jesse
Palmer 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Alasdair88 06/Aug/14 Solo O/S
BRoe 30/Jul/14 Solo O/S
with Will Lord, whitehouse_rhys
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hainsy 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with D Hainsworth
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd
LJC 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Little Ben
Matt Poole 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Thomas Heaton
DaveB61 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Greg Jennings
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead β
monkeyman79 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Dan Green, Dan Giblin
Petar Samkov 08/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Lukem6 24/Feb/14 Lead O/S
with louise k
Adam_42 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S

Nothing like as good as Hargreaves'.

with David Noor
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Matt1234 29/Dec/13 Lead O/S
MartinPL 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/13 2nd
dsgarner 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jade Phillips, Dave Rosser
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/13 2nd
popebenedictus 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
adrianscott 29/Jun/13 2nd
jshields 16/Jun/13 Lead
the power 01/Jun/13 Lead
with deacon
nai 17/May/13 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 03/May/13 Lead O/S
Gumery 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Clint
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead O/S
louby 17/Feb/13 -

I started up but wimped out and sent Chris to fetch the gear :(

ashtond6 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
chris_B 17/Feb/13 -
Stuart Hurworth 28/Jan/13 TR RP

Excellent fun, balancy climbing, basically the same as Hargreaves Original but with a simpler, shorter and easier finish. Very cold & windy, fingers and toes numb after about a minute of climbing! Rock was good though with no ice or water. The start is harder than I remember!

JdotP 13/Jan/13 Lead β

I have seconded the normal version of Hargreave's original before....

with The Chosen One, The Boy Wunda
LesserTrochanter 13/Jan/13 2nd
jonathandavey 13/Jan/13 2nd
RM199 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
tjsx101 05/Jan/13 2nd
with Rob Middleton
Nick Sillem ??/2013 Solo O/S
Paul Hy 23/Nov/12 Lead O/S

As good as the original.

with Deacon
Hidden 21/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 19/Oct/12 2nd
with John
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
rich_hw 27/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tracey
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
Joe.Elliott1 22/Sep/12 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 14/Aug/12 Lead
mountaingoatgirl 14/Aug/12 Lead
with Nick Bean
Jonny M 13/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/12 TR O/S
will9911 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S
deacondeacon 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
dpmUK 14/Jul/12 2nd dog

Some of the holds may have been a touch wet by the time I was seconding!

adam carless 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S

just finished before the rain hit, nice slab moves

with dpmuk
patsaunders ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 24/Jun/12 Solo O/S
ross brinson 25/May/12 Lead
with Hannah Watson
hannah watson 25/May/12 2nd
Jake Young 05/May/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 2nd β
David Shelmerdine 18/Mar/12 Lead

I initially started out with the intention of climbing Hargreeves Original, but ended up doing this one!!!

with Gavin Peach
jwpil ??/2012 -
Strong Steve 03/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 01/Nov/11 2nd O/S
joermann 25/Oct/11 Lead
Falko 19/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Steve M
stev1e.wilso 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Simon
simon1985 16/Oct/11 Lead
tsjx 01/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/11 2nd
ian d f 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S
cragtyke 26/Sep/11 2nd
with glenn
GlennWatson 26/Sep/11 2nd
rocktigger 05/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Ben
migs493 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
Karl Wooffindin 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Bryce Rigler
Hidden 21/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Gambit 21/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Barney
Dan Lane 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S

The more natural line up the slab, though not as good as Hargreaves' Original.

mark20 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S
nick ferro 11/Jun/11 -
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
hazeysunshine 21/May/11 2nd O/S
with Ann-Marie
Hidden 26/Apr/11 Lead
max_chan 12/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Trevor Wilson
jacobjacob 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
JulesV 07/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/11 TR O/S
John Lewis 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Karl, Maureen
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
jade 21/Mar/11 2nd
with andy
Andy Peak 1 08/Jan/11 -

Gale force winds and 3C!

with Atila
uphillnow ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
jade ??/2011 2nd
with andy
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
Ewan Russell 14/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Myself!
Liam Ingram 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S
pabbage 02/Aug/10 -
jon_gill1 26/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with jigi
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
richcwanders 15/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 27/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/May/10 2nd O/S
mtempest 23/May/10 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 23/May/10 Lead

This was the first time leading on the Black Slab that I found the fun outweighed the tension. Am finally relishing those grit slopers.

remus 18/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/10 Solo
Hidden 08/Apr/10 -
Hidden 11/Mar/10 Solo
Chris Craggs 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Graham Parkes
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
Adam1973 04/Oct/09 Lead rpt
with Ann S
Hidden 23/Sep/09 Solo
frume 21/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Saff
JDDD 22/Aug/09 2nd
b.hayley 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with alfredo
Alfredo 08/Aug/09 Lead
with Ben H
maybe_si 03/Aug/09 Solo O/S
D Berry 24/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Very good. The slopers don't stop till the short crack right at the top.

with Claire Berry
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Brown 09/Jul/09 Solo O/S
with Henry
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
PaulWatson 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S

Like Hargreaves' the adjectival grade of this depends on the composition of your rack! Nice climbing on grippy slopers.

with Paul
Tanya Savage 13/Jun/09 2nd


Neil Pacey 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/May/09 Solo
howlingbaboon 21/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 2nd
paul birch ?/Apr/09 -
SteveM 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Goose4 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
barni 31/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 19/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Sardien 17/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Toby Vye, Emlyn W. Roberts, Nigel Milner
tobydunford 16/Aug/08 2nd β
hailtryfan ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Costas
mr bounce 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Ardo 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Tim
Blisco 07/Jun/08 2nd
with Keith Ridgeway
petemeads 05/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/08 Lead O/S
mikej 22/Apr/08 Lead
with Rick Naylor
flat eric 13/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Byronius Maximus 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Twisty 09/Feb/08 Lead rpt

Bold for first route

with Byron Buck
mic_b 22/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Rachel S 01/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Robin Mitton
Adam1973 16/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with philnorv
Hidden 09/Jun/07 2nd
Graeme Hammond 08/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Twisty 08/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Graeme Hammond
Hedley 25/May/07 Lead O/S
timharrison 24/May/07 2nd O/S
Rampikino 28/Apr/07 Lead
with Cat
Chris the Tall 03/Feb/07 Solo O/S

This is probably the way I did Black Slab orginally - does have a couple of hard moves

drysori ??/2007 -
Another James 03/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Kirsten S
crossdressingrodney 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 08/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Solo
Hidden 23/Sep/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
fellgazelle ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Ann Fooks
RossG123 ??/1996 Solo
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/92 Solo
Roget ??/1992 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/May/90 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 11/Sep/88 Lead
with Sally (Aston), Helen Jones
Bullybones ??/1984 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/83 Lead
Hidden ??/1981 Solo
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Oct/75 Lead
rogerskews ??/1972 -
mikej 26/Dec/69 Solo
with Dave Williams, Ted Markham
mikej 10/Sep/67 Lead
with Steve Radford, Ted Markham, Nigel Sumner
mikej 01/May/66 Lead
with Mike Byles
mikej 24/Oct/65 Lead
with Howard Furguson
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