Rockfax Description
Tackle the centre of the face via a couple of well protected but monstrous mantels. © Rockfax

mol 17/Jun/17 Lead
with Jesse
Hidden 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Mar/16 Solo O/S

Climbed the line as per the 2015 Rockfax (right of the vertical crack in the middle bulge). Climbing to the left is the line that I suspect most people actually do as per the old 2006 guide which is actually called Quark (also listed in the 2015 guide and in the BMC guide).

Ian Hylands 23/May/15 2nd β

Wish I'd led it. Straightforward at HVS 5c and I could have used the confidence boost after a dismal morning falling off some tough HVSs further left. Basically a series of Boulder problems with massive ledges in between. Piers's first HVS lead.

with Piers Turnbull
Michael Bortoluzzi 16/May/15 Lead O/S
with Geoff Hannis (WCC), Mark Cunnington (WCC)
gpcomps 26/Apr/15 Lead dog

I got bloody knees, but after one big fall from the top mantel I made it, very chuffed

with miketong, Mike Preece
miketong 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Got a great pic Greg's fall on 2nd Mantle. He did well to finish. Tricky first mantle, had to get a foot up.

with Mike Preece, Greg Partridge
AielSavage 18/Apr/15 Lead
adrianj 05/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd
fatbuoybazza 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Found the second mantel harder!, until I jettisoned my gear ontae the ledge above. Watch out for the loose very good looking handhold on the second ledge!

with deborah
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
jogh 09/Mar/14 2nd
with Pete
Hidden 09/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
migs493 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Stanage HVS

with LO
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
joemallia 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Paul Whittaker, Jill Whittaker
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
jorge1983 27/Oct/12 Solo O/S
deacondeacon 04/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Great route but felt about VS 5b. 20th solo in an hour starting at crow chin and working along the crag, Originally skipped it but went back to it as it's very escapable.

Allan Watson 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Andy Graham
peteJ23 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
Jimbo C 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Felt like VS 5b to me, the hardest mantel being the first one. The supposedly desperate mantel higher up was about 4c.

with Pete
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo O/S
john lynch 03/May/11 Solo O/S
with Ed Austin
SGD 10/Oct/10 Solo


rubben 30/May/10 Lead O/S

good fun mantling, with a dirty sloping crimp over 3rd shelf!

Hidden 30/May/10 Lead β
Andy Fielding 11/Apr/10 TR
with Dave Sadler
Oceanic 26/Sep/09 -
PenJD 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
GrahamPlant 10/May/09 Solo
goi.ashmore 08/May/88 Solo O/S
High E1
Mid E1
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High HVS
High VS
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Votes cast 11
High 6a
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High 5c
Mid 5c
Low 5c
High 5b
Mid 5b
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High 5a
Mid 5a
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Votes cast 11
Votes cast 8
Style of ascent
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