Rockfax Description
Nice and varied. Step up and trend out right to pass the roof then climb the bulge leftwards by a powerful pull to access the contrasting slab above. Pad up this paying homage to Three Pebble Slab. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

Si 29/Sep/18 Lead O/S


Andy Hardy 02/Sep/18 Lead O/S

4c for the tall!

Hidden 23/Jun/18 AltLd
Wil Treasure 23/Jun/18 AltLd
Hidden 19/Jun/18 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/18 Lead O/S
MJS 16/Jun/18 AltLd
Edward Church 15/Jun/18 2nd O/S
with Jacktopliss97, James Thomas
Jacktopliss97 15/Jun/18 2nd dnf
with James Thomas, Edward Church
richfitz 09/Jun/18 2nd O/S
Pete Wimbush 12/May/18 2nd
with Richard Williams
rich_hw 12/May/18 Lead O/S
with Pete_PCC
foobar123 10/May/18 Lead O/S

Stanage VS challenge, route 30/36, finished 1711. Crux felt tough.

Hidden 10/May/18 2nd O/S
mike8331 06/May/18 -
Hidden 06/May/18 2nd
tprebs 05/May/18 Solo O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/18 2nd
bencole 08/Apr/18 Lead O/S
Davy Gunn ??/2018 -
Mike505 15/Oct/17 Solo O/S
Gordon W 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S

finding it was harder than doing it

with Rob Law
ned_85 06/Aug/17 2nd
SamStrong93 06/Aug/17 Lead
with ned_85
Alkis 05/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Route 30/36 of the VS Challenge, in the dark.

Hidden 05/Aug/17 2nd
richfitz 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Andrea
gav 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S

VS Challenge route 29/36. Start time 17:37. A bold start cost time, followed by a long time to find the crux hand hold. Seemed very improbable, then suddenly became straightforward.

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

VS Challenge Day 1 - Hard to find, hard to do.

Hidden 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
K Mckay 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S

27th route of the Stanage VS Challenge

milena 01/Jul/17 Lead
with drobin
Fraser hill-casey 26/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Route 30/36 Took a little time to figure out the line but pretty straight forward climbing

with evenL
evenL 26/Jun/17 2nd O/S
SGD 17/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Tough little move to get on the slab (well protected) the some lovely bold padding above. Possibly worth HVS.

with vholmes
AndyScheller 21/May/17 2nd
with cem, pingora
Hidden 21/May/17 2nd rpt
cem 21/May/17 2nd rpt
pingora 21/May/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/Dec/16 Lead O/S
PeteMc 20/Dec/16 2nd
Hidden 20/Dec/16 Lead β
PeteMc 19/Dec/16 Lead β

Protection mostly pre placed by Tom climbing beforehand

Hidden 04/Dec/16 2nd β
melv 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Fi
slab_happy 21/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Did the low traverse out along the first slab just above the overhang and then up.

with Droyd
Vilius A. 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Rob Powell
Dan Vaj 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with khalidq
khalidq 30/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Dan Vaj
Dan Vaj 29/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with khalidq
khalidq 29/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Dan Vaj
Hidden 24/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/16 2nd β
annep11 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/16 2nd rpt
Liam Ingram 31/Jul/16 2nd O/S
ned_85 03/Jul/16 2nd
with Senna
Senna 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with ned_85
Andy Peak 1 ?/Jul/16 Solo
Dan Vaj 28/May/16 Lead O/S

Went off route and made it easier

with khalidq
Dan Vaj 28/May/16 Lead rpt

Good hold on the ledge at the back

with khalidq
khalidq 28/May/16 2nd O/S
with Dan Vaj
khalidq 28/May/16 2nd rpt
with Dan Vaj
MSchobitz 16/May/16 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 16/May/16 Lead O/S
charley 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with LiMarie
Tim Rodgers 09/May/16 Lead
Montecore 05/May/16 2nd O/S
with galeron
Hidden 05/May/16 Lead O/S
Mowglee 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S

VS challenge

with Rockley
Rockley 10/Apr/16 Lead
with Mowglee
alaster tonge 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
superturbo 25/Mar/16 Lead
Hidden 22/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
MischaHY 21/Mar/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Jake Young 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Stanage VS Challenge 30 out of 36.

Teappleby 25/Oct/15 2nd
Nick1812P 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
silviac 03/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with David Coley
Hidden 22/Sep/15 Solo O/S
freemanTom 05/Sep/15 Lead

Faffed at crux for ages until I found crucial side pull

with Nicky
Hidden 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/15 AltLd
Jamie Skelton 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Howell
tebs 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
HimTiggins 18/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with tebs
Andrew Abraham 21/Jun/15 2nd O/S

7 Our only hiccup of the day, Paul rushed into a move so had to return to the ground to get it ground up

with Paul Deane
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead
GAHarris 27/May/15 Lead
DJayB 27/May/15 2nd O/S
with Grant Harris
soph 21/May/15 Solo O/S
morganator 21/May/15 Solo O/S
with soph
Jim Walton 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Tough little pull over the bulge

with Chris M
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd
kylo-342 ?/May/15 Lead
with Julian M
Freshprintce ?/Apr/15 AltLd
Ropeboy 06/Mar/15 Lead

Tricky move left over the bulge but well protected

Mike_Hayes 01/Nov/14 AltLd
with Mike Lea
cem 05/Oct/14 Lead rpt
eldre070 05/Oct/14 2nd dnf

Couldn't find the hold over the bulge so bailed out right. Felt tough at the grade.

with cem
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 40

Boy 19/Aug/14 Solo
keitht ?/Jul/14 Lead
with Dave Lomas
dannyboy83 06/Jun/14 Solo O/S
john max 31/May/14 2nd
with john_ni
john_ni 31/May/14 Lead rpt

did it properly this time staying left

RosieLynch 26/May/14 2nd dog
with aking12
aking12 26/May/14 Lead O/S
JasonK 15/May/14 2nd
Capricorn One 17/Apr/14 Lead
shumidrives 17/Apr/14 2nd
PeteWilson 15/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Andrew Graham
peteJ23 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
john_ni 24/Sep/13 Lead

went far right and up the line of Centerpiece at 4c

with David Brown (PCC)
Hidden 09/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 21/Oct/12 Lead
with pog100
pog100 21/Oct/12 2nd
Alex@home 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S

30th route of the challenge done after 6 hours climbing

with TonyM
jshields 05/Aug/12 Lead
MikeDowsett 05/Aug/12 2nd
davewsargent 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt
Ben Wolstenholme ?/Jul/12 -
Hidden 25/Jun/12 2nd dog
NeilGriffiths 10/Jun/12 Lead
with Adam
Hidden 10/Jun/12 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 22/May/12 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
adie84 ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead
hailtryfan ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with AJ007
Douglas 16/Sep/11 Lead
with Will Morgan, Alex Winter
Alex Winter 16/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Could reach the break over the bulge, so felt fairly steady. Really nice.

with Doug, W. Morgan
Hidden 16/Aug/11 TR
mark20 09/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
joemallia 02/May/11 Lead O/S

Nicely thoughtful

with Sink41
Rob84 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Chris Ashton
uphillnow ??/2011 -
buxtoncoffeelover 27/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/10 2nd
jaimer 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Phil, Dave Hall
Wee Helen 02/Oct/10 2nd dog
BlueJohn 02/Oct/10 Lead
max_chan 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Steve Carty
Russell Lovett 24/May/10 Lead O/S
with Alan Taylor and Poppy the dog
mikej 27/Apr/10 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd
Climber1806 15/Apr/10 2nd

got it all, chiminy slab and bulge!

with Max Edwards
Maxim2023 ?/Apr/10 Lead
with Matt Smith
lithos 10/Oct/09 2nd

nice varied climbing, bold as brass if you traverse low down then up first slab (beware the damp) Great hard well protected move up the steep wall to bomber gear, then bold (no gear) padding top the top. Nice. Did every section indpedepdent of simons version.

Simon Caldwell 10/Oct/09 Lead

Took the line shown in Rockfax at the bottom (this is wrong, it's supposed to traverse immediately above the overhang). Wimped out of the crux due to damp rock and lack of bottle, went up on the right instead (4b ish). Did the top slab properly though :)

Hidden 19/Aug/09 Lead
stewart murray 16/Aug/09 2nd
Adam1973 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
stewart murray 16/Aug/09 2nd
popebenedictus 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with edd rab
edd rab 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
carriegold 24/May/09 2nd dog
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/09 Lead O/S
BorisVBlade 03/May/09 2nd dog
Duz Walker 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Penny
Jim Slater 22/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S

The crux is certainly no pushover. It looks and feels totally unfeasible from below, but once you commit to the move it's all there. Awesome.

with SCC
mikej 26/Aug/08 Lead dnf
with Rick Naylor
Graeme Hammond 26/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Lauren Foster/Keeler
Sankey 16/Jul/08 Lead dnf

Refused the pull over the overlap...low confidence day

with Andy E
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
alek 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Stig 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Teale
Hidden 18/May/08 Lead
cem 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with GrahamD
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
HimTiggins 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Si dH 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

HVS 4c/5a. Bottom and top parts both bold adn not a path. Top slab especially is definitely not VS IMO. Similar to klots of HVS 4cs Ive done (and, I dare say it, a few over-graded E1 5a's, such as that thiing at Rivelin by Left Edge, or that well-known thing at Froggatt).

with Neil Furniss
Treborent 22/Sep/07 -
with Paul W, Simon G
steveb2006 15/Sep/07 Solo
Dale Berry 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Claire Berry
howlingbaboon 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S

There is pro for the first bit (it may be small however). The crux is a real tester, I did it with a pull up on real slopers then a half mantle with super sloper slap. My 2nd suceeded with a heel hook.

with Ruthy
Steve Waters, Mynydd 17/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Easy traverse and moves up to the crux all unprotected. Two bomber small friends in high left and then 10 minutes of head scratching before a strenuous pull to get the feet as high as possible and then slapping for the beginnings of the horizontal break above. Easy slab climbing to finish.

with Ann Sanderson
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
spragglerocks ??/2007 TR O/S
with Paddy
viking56 02/Jun/06 Lead dog
with JEH
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/04 Lead
Hidden 24/May/04 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/03 Lead
Martin Bennett 23/Mar/03 -
with MT
Ben Bransby 07/Jun/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 05/May/02 Lead
with A. Murray
Roget 19/Jun/01 Solo O/S
Hidden 21/May/00 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/98 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
D Tempest 10/Oct/93 Solo
with Rick
Hidden ?/Oct/91 Lead
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with Dave Gurney
Hidden 06/Jul/90 Solo
Rob Davies 28/Apr/89 Lead
with Roy Lindsay
mik1miller ??/1989 Solo
goi.ashmore 06/Jun/88 Solo O/S
Hidden 31/May/87 Solo
babymoac 22/Apr/84 TR
Tom V ??/1984 -
DonnyDave 20/Sep/83 2nd
with Richard Tuting, Simon ????
Nigel Bond 28/Jun/80 Lead
with Martin Crosby
Hidden 18/Jun/77 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/77 Lead
Mark Kemball ?/Jun/76 Lead
with Steve Marriott
rogerskews ??/1975 -
mikej 22/Mar/70 Lead

Via right hand variation

with E
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