Rockfax Description
The ramp and slab on the far right conclude this section. © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The wall right of Youth, starting higher up on some blocks. Start via a mantleshelve, follow a lovely flake and finishing slightly rightwards up a short wall using two perfect pockets. There is an optional boulder problem start on the front of the block below (HD 10m).

N.B. This line was also claimed as "Old Man" in 2000, but the subsequent guide gave than name to a different route altogether!

From Lee Bower "I first did it about 35 years ago and have been doing it every time I go to Hign Neb. And every new guidebook I feel sure someones going to claim it. However, no one has so here goes"

Lee Bower 1978

Ticklists: Stanage; Diffs on the cliffs.

Hidden 08/Nov/17 Solo O/S
Amyola 05/Nov/17 2nd
TobyA 24/Sep/17 Solo O/S

Not sure exactly where it goes but the bottom move and top move felt much harder than the grade suggest if you follow the guidebook topo line. Beginners beware.

Chris Murray 02/Sep/17 Solo

Diffs on the cliffs No 57

Mike Bayley 23/Jul/17 Lead
with Dawn Biram
Paul Hy 23/Jul/17 Solo O/S
paul79 05/Jul/17 Solo
Josh Hadley 04/Jul/17 Solo O/S
keitht 13/Jun/17 Solo
LingCH 14/May/17 Lead O/S

First leads! Forgot to bring climbing shoes! Only put 3 pieces! Nice jug at the top. Large pull up at the end. Rather exposed. Pawel said he got bit scared for me at the end. =-O

pawel suhy 13/May/17 2nd O/S
Dravies 29/Apr/17 Lead
Hidden 10/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Jonny Holmes 15/Nov/16 AltLd
Hidden 11/Sep/16 2nd
cpoad 19/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 26

sparkass 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S

100 IAD No. 27

dannyboy83 26/May/14 Solo O/S
mikej 01/Apr/14 Lead
with Rick Naylor
adi bryant 19/Jan/14 Solo
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
ColinD 07/Jul/13 Solo
joemallia 26/May/13 Solo rpt
with Ignacio del Valle, Paul Whittaker, Mark Sinclair, Jill Whittaker, Fidel Sciamanna
Adam Potter 30/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Steve Parkin
Bullybones 17/Sep/12 Solo
deacondeacon 25/Jul/12 Solo
Derek Furze 02/Nov/11 Solo
joemallia 03/May/11 Solo rpt

I've looked for this route three times now and I'm still not sure if I've found it. Where is the 'thank god' pocket?

with Paul Whittaker, Tim Rolfe, Jill Whittaker
Fat Tim 03/May/11 Solo O/S
with Paul Whittaker, Jill Whittaker, Joe Mallia
SteveM 25/Apr/11 Solo
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 09/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/May/10 Solo
colin milton 16/Apr/10 Solo
popebenedictus 06/Aug/09 Solo O/S
with Soloed
John Brayshaw 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Bunny
Mattyk 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
holly138 06/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Ross
Ross Hendry 05/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Brown 23/Jul/08 Solo O/S
adam carless 11/Aug/07 Solo O/S
cmsg 28/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
andi_e 15/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Rampikino 25/Jun/05 Solo
with MMC Various
Hidden 07/Jul/04 Solo
victim of mathematics 24/Apr/04 Solo O/S
DerwentDiluted 08/Feb/02 Solo
Iain Thow 30/Apr/94 Solo

The description of this route in the 2007 BMC guide is still of the route up the ramp and pocket right of Youth, just described out of sequence.

BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
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