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The pod-shaped crack, then exit left or finish up the arete. © Rockfax

FA. Al Parker 1959

Ticklists: Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

mattlyons 27/Oct Solo O/S
Calum Wadsworth 27/Oct Solo O/S
with Matt Lyons, Dawn
samulejones 17/Sep Lead β
with Dan
danrisner 17/Sep 2nd
with Sam
Half Pint Lizz 17/Sep 2nd O/S
with Jozef
jvdv 17/Sep Lead
PaulFidler 13/Aug 2nd O/S
with John Pemblington
Dale Berry 29/Jul 2nd β
with Wayne S
Hidden 29/Jul Lead
Wayne S 29/Jul Lead O/S

I thought this was a good route, however if you stick religiously to the pod/crack it's harder than 4a imho. Whilst gear is great the moves out of the pod felt about 4c being strict with line.

with Dale
Mike505 29/Jul Solo O/S
Sarah Statham 08/Jul Lead O/S
with Mike
Constant Solo 08/Jul 2nd β
mol 17/Jun Lead
with Jesse
pingora 21/May 2nd rpt
AndyScheller 21/May Lead dog

Managed it clean to the top, then couldn't get up onto the ledge without resting on the rope

cem 21/May 2nd rpt
with Ian Dillon, Andy Scheller
Ben Bransby 04/May Solo
Amy121 09/Apr Lead
mikestr555 09/Apr Lead
quickdrawmcraw 09/Apr 2nd
with shoaib, mike
Hidden 31/Mar Solo O/S
Chloen 26/Mar TR
ad1 26/Mar -
tedswag 25/Mar Lead O/S
Jonny Holmes 15/Nov/16 AltLd
MrFantastic 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
paulsross 25/Sep/16 2nd
with Phil Biglands
Dave McKechnie 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Ian Bentley
pingora 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/16 -
Stroppy 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Janne
Hidden 09/May/16 TR
Hidden 09/May/16 Lead rpt
papasmurf 17/Apr/16 Lead
with Simon Stokes
Rob Davies 17/Apr/16 Solo dnf

Cold, wet bits near top - retreated

Markheighton 18/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
PeteWilson 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
atom 28/Feb/16 Solo rpt
Marktrin 03/Oct/15 2nd
with Tracy
riff156 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Hannahc
HannahC 26/Sep/15 Lead
JCresswell 09/Aug/15 Lead dog

Greasy on exit of the pod like crack. Well protected.

with Daniel Jackson
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/15 2nd
JohnBotham 03/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 28/May/15 2nd O/S
ralphio 29/Apr/15 2nd
with Sammir
Hidden 27/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/15 2nd
gpcomps 26/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with miketong, Mike Preece
miketong 26/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Mike Preece, Greg Partridge
stev1e.wilso 19/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Simon
pimpy 18/Apr/15 2nd
with Dave
cem 18/Apr/15 2nd
with Hervé Peter-Contesse
Flavio 07/Apr/15 Solo O/S
hirving 01/Nov/14 TR O/S


with Luke
StoneChaser 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Rocksarge, Rockpiglet
goddamm7 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

climbed this one in 2010

Andy Fielding 07/Sep/14 Solo
ayuplass 03/Aug/14 2nd
with Tracy T
tomtom89 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Emma
Ian MK 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Anna
climbingfoetus 14/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Anna Maykova 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Ian
Easty14 14/Jun/14 2nd
benlatham07 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/14 Lead
Alex Hallam 19/May/14 Solo O/S

A mini pea pod, almost as hard work!!

ACBK 18/May/14 2nd O/S
Deezel65 18/May/14 Lead O/S
stuaart 17/May/14 2nd
with Sandra McCabe
Palindrome 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Jenni L
Jenni Lees 19/Apr/14 2nd
chumleywarner 18/Apr/14 2nd
charley 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 18/Apr/14 2nd
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
leeds_belle 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/13 Lead
Hardcore Pat 28/Sep/13 Solo rpt
harold walmsley 08/Sep/13 Solo O/S

Seemed just as hard as Pulse on the move to exit the pod

Hidden 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
garywong 30/Aug/13 2nd O/S
alp79 30/Aug/13 2nd
with Clio
Clee 30/Aug/13 Lead
with Anna P
Laurie Holt 22/Aug/13 2nd
Gareth Waite 22/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/13 Solo
mrmattwright 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S

10 Routes in a session, Alps training.

with Adrian Fletcher
Jim Malo 11/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Mikael, Mark
michael burrows 27/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Solo O/S
aking12 21/Jul/13 Solo O/S
LucasHarazin 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
stevelismore 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
coffeepot 05/May/13 2nd β
with jelaby
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead dnf
Nigel Bond 20/Apr/13 Lead
with Bern Hardman
oodie72 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 2nd
Hidden 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
nameless_rob 27/Oct/12 Lead dnf

Bottled last move, stepped left

with Johanna
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Oct/12 Lead
ashtond6 06/Oct/12 Solo
peteJ23 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd
Colin3859 12/Aug/12 TR β
with DianeB
Hidden 12/Aug/12 TR
jasonpm 28/Jul/12 2nd
with Nick
jshields 22/Jul/12 2nd

Previous solo

with Roman Jivkov, Mike Dowsett
MikeDowsett 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Roman Jivkov, jshields
Allan Watson 15/Jul/12 Lead
with Andy Graham
buxtoncoffeelover 18/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Bernie Wylde 04/Jun/12 Lead
with sp
Steve J P 04/Jun/12 2nd
with BW
Deltona 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Richard Apps
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
ajc 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Mel
Rampikino 01/Oct/11 Lead
with Cat
Somerset swede basher 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Bullybones 09/Aug/11 Solo
Phil Cox 24/Jul/11 Lead
with John Coe
andrewgarratt 09/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Went off route at the finish

simon mitchie 28/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Sent
Ron 17/May/11 Lead O/S
with Clive
Col Kingshott 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
ollylegg 18/Apr/11 2nd
chrisanderson 10/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Solo O/S
Jake Young 24/Mar/11 Solo O/S
James Malloch 04/Mar/11 Lead O/S

First Lead! Nice Climb!

Sam Ash 04/Mar/11 2nd

Mal's first lead

uphillnow ??/2011 -
John Brayshaw 07/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Erica
erica 07/Nov/10 Lead

What was the fuss about?!

with John
erica 07/Nov/10 Lead dnf

Wet in crack and wasn't trusting my feet. Lowered off

with John
SteveM 06/Nov/10 Solo
glaramara 16/Oct/10 Lead

faffed putting gear in but ultra-well protected. Even i felt safe.

with rich hughes
trish1968 16/Oct/10 2nd
with Nick Bennett, MrA
thomasmouse 16/Oct/10 Solo
trish1968 16/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Top of the climb was green and slimy foot pinged off ended upside down. Tried to lead again but gave up and seconded it.

Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Solo O/S
Andy Hardy 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S
rd20 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Jo A, Sara
Hidden 05/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Mike_Hayes 03/Jul/10 -
Nicholas Livesey 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lucie Sedlarova
nick ferro 22/May/10 -
Hidden 20/May/10 2nd
Pilch 15/May/10 2nd O/S

Llloyd led, tough for the grade

with Graham and Lloyd
Jim Malo 09/May/10 Lead O/S
GrahamPlant 04/May/10 Solo
Hidden 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead β
disturbed_one51 24/Apr/10 Solo
Jimbo C 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Enjoyable, some good hand jams

with Gethin
sarahlizzy 27/Sep/09 TR
with Syv
syv_k 27/Sep/09 TR dog

Think I cheated a bit by grabbing a hold from the climb to the left as I neared the top of the pod

zoeimogen 27/Sep/09 TR dnf
ayuplass 26/Sep/09 2nd
with miles
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Tim W 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead
g_quaglia ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead RP
jasonpm 22/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Nick
smudge 06/Aug/09 Solo O/S
staceyjg 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
minaturechris 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Stacey
Mattyk 31/Jul/09 Solo O/S
John Eley ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Howard J 12/May/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Smith
Goody 12/May/09 Lead O/S
with Innominata
Rob Jarratt 12/May/09 Lead
with Andy Crawley, Julie Hardie
Hidden 12/May/09 2nd
KieranT 10/May/09 Lead O/S
with Hannah Buckingham
berry_a 10/May/09 Lead dnf

Was all going well until the beanpod near the top. Just couldn't get passed it. Tried about 6 times then gave up.

with Scot
Strong Steve 25/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Russell Lovett 12/Apr/09 Solo O/S
with alone
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd
9fingerjon 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Matt G
markytaylor 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead
morganator 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
TomWebber 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
tdudley 21/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 -
thomasmouse ??/2009 -
tiga271 12/Oct/08 Lead
with mark20
mark20 12/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Benrj 12/Oct/08 Lead
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/08 Solo O/S
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Ugly Kid Jo 30/Aug/08 Lead

funny awkward climb

with Ruth
Brown 16/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Bridget
bridget143 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Brown
RichardMc 13/Jul/08 2nd
with Tony Williams
howlingbaboon 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Quite awkward

philwont 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 15/Jun/08 2nd O/S
dfbpdave 31/May/08 2nd O/S
with Phil
Hidden 06/May/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd dog
Hidden 03/May/08 Lead dnf
scottkb 29/Apr/08 Lead

my first lead - geared by jimbo... does that really count?

with Jim
Alkis 15/Apr/08 Lead O/S
RichardMc 17/Feb/08 Lead
with Angel Vila
Hidden ??/2008 -
victim of mathematics 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Cornish Merlin 11/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden 14/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Sep/07 2nd
with Bernie
Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
b.hayley ?/Aug/07 Lead
PanzerHanzler 14/Jul/07 Solo O/S
Piers Harley 07/Jul/07 2nd
with Chris Grimble
BallsofBritishSteel 09/Jun/07 Solo O/S
AJ007 21/Apr/07 Solo
dan gibson 21/Apr/07 Solo
with AJ
Jim Vach 11/Apr/07 Solo O/S
SGD 10/Mar/07 Lead
with Renata
Anna Horrox 13/Feb/07 Lead
clive-greenwood 03/Feb/07 2nd
with Anna
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Mtnexploits 04/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Stu Bertram
SuperstarDJ 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Used the 'exit left' option. Getting out of the 'beanpod' was awkward, good jams but not much above them to pull on.

with Phil Storer
Jules 210681 10/Sep/06 2nd
Zoomer 10/Sep/06 Lead
Mutl3y 13/Aug/06 2nd

Bloody hell what a lead!

with Clog
Clog 13/Aug/06 Lead
with Mutl3y
Hidden 06/Jun/06 -
Hidden 15/Apr/06 TR
Hidden 15/Apr/06 Lead
Zoomer ??/2006 Lead
Phil West 19/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Hidden 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Raggar 03/Jul/05 Lead
with Ian M, Jon B
Hidden 26/Jun/05 Lead
baldcoder 02/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Little Old Lady
Nicos 18/Mar/05 Solo O/S
with solo
andi_e 10/Oct/04 Lead O/S
WRMusall 16/May/04 Lead
with Shaun and Gary
liamnkaz 01/Aug/03 Lead O/S

My first lead - route was not in our guide, so a bit of a leap in the dark.

colin milton 08/Jul/03 Solo
with henrik bunge
Mark Stevenson 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Laramadness 26/May/03 Solo
Monk 26/May/03 Lead O/S
with Huw Jones
Hidden ??/2003 -
jamiev 21/Jul/02 Solo
DerwentDiluted 07/Jul/02 Solo
atom 05/May/02 TR
with Sheila Ellison
Roget 01/Jul/01 Solo O/S
martroberts 07/May/00 Solo O/S
tlr ??/2000 Solo
Hidden 19/Sep/99 2nd
kato'sdad 21/Sep/97 2nd
RobSimmo 21/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Steve Goodens, Jon Berry
Ropeboy 08/Sep/97 Lead
craig h 10/Aug/96 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/May/96 Lead

HS 4b.

with Debbie Wilkinson
astrecks 12/Feb/95 2nd O/S
with Rod
Martin Bennett 17/Oct/93 Solo
goi.ashmore 29/Apr/93 Solo O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/90 Solo
babymoac 29/Apr/89 Solo
Andy Say 21/Aug/87 Solo
Iain Thow 01/Aug/87 Solo
mark-abz 31/May/87 Solo
Tom V ??/1986 Solo
John Marsland 23/Apr/85 Solo
malc 02/Jun/84 Solo
Dave Musgrove 03/Dec/83 -
with Kim Greenald
tapley 08/Jul/83 Solo
Hidden 21/Oct/79 Solo
Chris Ellis 27/May/78 Lead
with Patrick Meeds
mikej 13/Sep/66 Solo
with Brian Lefevre, John Lee
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