Rockfax Description
Climb the gloomy groove to pass the tricky bulge. The direct finish on sloping holds is best, though some of them are rather creaky. Otherwise head right, though this is also a bit loose. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Andy Hardy 15/Oct 2nd O/S
mol 13/Aug Lead
Knot-Paul 20/Jun Lead O/S
with Mick
Ben Bransby 03/Jun Solo
Hidden 21/May Lead O/S
Harri777 21/May 2nd
with Simon H
gar0cky 13/May Lead dog

Fell twice from top of bulging crack trying to layback, 3rd time made it..

with Nik
keitht 13/May Solo
Hidden 25/Mar 2nd β
mrphilipoldham 27/Dec/16 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 27/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Phil O
phleppy 05/Nov/16 2nd
with Garr
migs493 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Sam B
slab_happy 21/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Direct finish.

with Droyd
Hidden 13/Sep/16 Lead
fechtn 01/Sep/16 Lead
with Graeme PCC
stevelismore 01/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Middle section felt pretty pumpy.

Hidden 21/Aug/16 2nd O/S
garethb 21/Aug/16 Lead

Wet and slippery.

with cheque
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
jimbonfire 03/Jul/16 2nd
uphillnow 03/Jul/16 -
TobyA 31/Mar/16 Lead G/U

Had soloed about halfway up this morning after bivvying out overnight on top of High Neb. Thought better of it and down climbed, very glad I did because its tough at this grade and a load harder than the Severe in my guidebook.

with SimonW
MrFantastic ??/2016 Solo O/S
john max 27/Aug/15 Lead
with Irena
Robs_Uren 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Luke Von Freeden
mike8331 25/Jul/15 2nd
WayneB 27/Jun/15 TR O/S
Iain_L_32 30/May/15 Lead
Hidden 25/May/15 Lead
FlavioL1989 07/Apr/15 Solo O/S
charley 06/Apr/15 Solo rpt
Dave Turnbull, BMC 21/Mar/15 Solo
Canyak ??/2015 -
ralphio 04/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Nik
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
leathers 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Simon
Simon Caldwell 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Made a bit oif am meal of this but got up eventually, bloodied and bruised! The bulge at half height was the crux, tricky HS 4b despite being graded S 4a. Took the direct finish, graded HS 4a but well protected S 4a.

with Carmen
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd
Tom Dent 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Mark1800 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Adam Gayton
dannyboy83 26/May/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 17/May/14 Solo
Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Slarti B 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Awkward getting out from under bulge

DavidPC 13/Apr/14 Solo O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
GlennWatson 06/Oct/13 Lead
with John Ganley, John Burns
cragtyke 06/Oct/13 2nd
tobydunford 15/Jun/13 Solo O/S
marr.simon 08/Jun/13 TR
domskezz 16/May/13 Solo
mickd 05/May/13 Solo O/S
Mattrock1711 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
colin milton 22/Sep/12 Lead
with vani
Hidden 03/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
minaturechris 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Faffed a bit on the crack as this was the first climb of the day.

with Stacey
staceyjg 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
sarah hawker 30/Sep/11 Lead β
with Nick Bean, Railway John
simon mitchie 24/Aug/11 Lead O/S

hard, i thought HS 4b

John Brayshaw 14/Aug/11 2nd O/S

sandbag - more like HS with a 4c crux

with Chris
chris skipton 14/Aug/11 Lead
al123 06/Aug/11 Solo O/S
howlingbaboon 02/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Rob
olive 25/Jun/11 2nd
with Jade Jauquet
max_chan 05/May/11 Lead O/S

In the wet.

with David PCC
Hidden 05/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd
nick ferro 02/Apr/11 -
pwilkie 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with nick ferro
Graeme Hammond 28/Mar/11 Solo O/S
MikeDowsett ??/2011 2nd
with John Harrison
Hidden ??/2011 -
SaraAT 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 22/Sep/10 Lead
Gilgar 04/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Richard Clague
Tithe Technique 15/May/10 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 15/May/10 2nd O/S

Kev led

charley 15/May/10 2nd O/S

Kev's lead

chumleywarner 15/May/10 TR O/S
razzorbuzz 01/May/10 TR O/S
with Vicki
funsize 01/May/10 TR dnf

Couldnt get passed the overhang half way up.

tigertim 23/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
hang_about 04/Oct/09 2nd

Finished in the rain!

popebenedictus 31/Aug/09 TR O/S
adrianscott 31/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Edd Rab
edd rab 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with adrian scott
Adam1973 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
stewart murray 16/Aug/09 2nd
rob wmc 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo
matsavage 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Foxache 22/Mar/09 2nd β
with Tom Kniveton
Nicos 19/Mar/09 Solo O/S
craig d 14/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Rob Davies 02/Aug/08 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 24/May/08 2nd
Simon Holden (LCandCC) 18/May/08 Lead O/S
with Matt Gordon
sean72 05/May/08 Lead dnf
with Chadrads
2RoyalAnglian 05/May/08 2nd O/S


with chadrads
chadrads 05/May/08 Lead O/S
with scott nicholls
ChuckstarUK ??/2008 Lead O/S

My first Hard Severe lead (although I thought it was a Severe!)

with Alison Dixon
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
MJ28 ?/Sep/07 Lead RP

Good route, layback over bulge the crux.

with Barry
Paul Tomo 30/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Tomlinson
mooseloose 04/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Keith & Robo
rig 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Took the Severe finish 29/Jul/07 2nd
with Richard G
Hidden 24/Jul/07 Solo
howlingbaboon 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Ruthy
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Alfredo ?/Sep/06 Lead
with Ben R
Chris Ellis 18/Oct/05 2nd
with Nige Shaw
Andy Clarke 24/Sep/05 Solo O/S
Ropeboy 14/May/00 Solo
Hidden ??/2000 -
cem 11/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Gordon Carder
Roget 27/Sep/97 Solo O/S
Rampikino 19/Jun/97 Lead
with Jon Aspinall
Rog Wilko ?/Apr/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Iain Thow 28/Aug/93 Lead

With direct finish.

with Stewart, Christine King
babymoac 01/Jun/90 Solo
goi.ashmore 30/Oct/88 Solo O/S
Andy Say 07/Mar/88 Solo
Hidden ??/1985 Lead
Tom V ?/Aug/84 -
Nigel Bond 07/Sep/80 Lead
with Pete
rogerskews ??/1975 -
mikej 02/Jul/72 Solo
with E
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High HS
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High S
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High 4c
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High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
High 4a
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Style of ascent
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Flashed (β)
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