Rockfax Description
Bridge the groove and crack just left of the central roofs to a perplexing exit to easy ground. © Rockfax

FA. Alan Clarke 1964

Ticklists: Stanage for Crack Apprentices.

Jim Walton 19/Nov/17 2nd rpt
with Dan G
Georgie25 29/Oct/17 Lead

The move at the top was awkward though well protected. Stuck my hand in a crimp full of mud before realising I just needed to commit to jamming the horizontal break on the right!

Keith Swainson 29/Oct/17 2nd β
mattlyons 27/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Dawn_K_B 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Think I went too far left at the top to miss the awkward bulge

with Calum Wadsworth, Matt Lyons
Blod 15/Oct/17 Lead dog

Dogged, probably a Great Dane. Couldn't reach the good hold, not helped having placed 2 cams in the horizontal (1st one not great) so couldn't use a jam, made several failed attempts and had to take tension from the rope before finally pulling on the gear to reach the hold. Tough.

with Henry
Hidden 15/Oct/17 Lead O/S
lynchit 08/Oct/17 Lead dog

Tricky move over the bulge that's well protected by a cam above.

with James Hulme
fuzzysheep01 08/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Dave Rickerby , Mark Hodson
RM199 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 19/Sep/17 2nd dog
with Phil O
mrphilipoldham 19/Sep/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/17 2nd
spragglerocks 13/Aug/17 Lead G/U
with John
Hidden 13/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/17 2nd
robgixer 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Charley
charleybaby5287 06/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/17 2nd
Wayne S 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Dale
Steely12 21/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Deema
AlexCib 16/Jul/17 2nd O/S
BarnDawg 16/Jul/17 Lead
with AlexCib
Sarah Statham 08/Jul/17 2nd β
with Mike
Constant Solo 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 05/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Walton 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Andy Barker
Kirill 03/Jun/17 2nd
cem 03/Jun/17 Lead rpt
gazfellows 21/May/17 Lead
with Nic, Billy
Ben Bransby 04/May/17 Solo
Hidden 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
abi.k.l 23/Apr/17 2nd dog

Had a really hard time getting up to and then over the bulge. Relied on David taking me tight to make any progress for a short time! Pulling over the bulge on a poor horizontal jam to get a high left hand with no obvious feet was particularly hard!

with David
Kirill 23/Apr/17 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/17 Lead dog
David Kay 23/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Fred Lazell 22/Apr/17 2nd
HenryMeier 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
mrphilipoldham 18/Apr/17 2nd O/S
marconi 17/Apr/17 Lead
with Marv
RKernan 10/Apr/17 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 09/Apr/17 Lead
with pam
Hidden 02/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/17 Solo O/S
adam clarke 24/Feb/17 TR rpt

TR solo

GeorgiePorgie1 05/Feb/17 Lead O/S

With Al and TT

MrFantastic 25/Sep/16 Solo O/S
Dave McKechnie 17/Sep/16 2nd dog
with Ian Bentley
Luke Jones 17/Sep/16 2nd
with Steve Mead
SteveM 17/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Got a bit more than I was expecting, another one that doesn't climb the way I expected.

with Luke
Hidden 11/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 06/Sep/16 -
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead
riff156 17/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Jon
dewiturton 17/Jul/16 Lead
with keitht
keitht 17/Jul/16 2nd
Montecore 03/Jul/16 Lead dnf

Cheated - went left round roof

with Richard Lizzimore
Hidden 23/Jun/16 Lead O/S
stevelismore 23/Jun/16 2nd

Very pumpy getting through the roof-full arm jam in there!

with James L
Dominic Green 05/Jun/16 2nd
Alan James - UKC and UKH 05/Jun/16 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/16 -
Naomi.P 05/Jun/16 2nd
with Leo H
leopolian 05/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Just couldn't reach the supposed good hold! Kept escaping to the right for a nice rest. Did get a good amount of sunburn and a slightly annoyed belayer though...

cathymiller 04/Jun/16 2nd
with Olly
OllyDewhirst 04/Jun/16 Lead dnf

finished up X-ray

with Cathy
BarnDawg 15/May/16 2nd
with Lynn
Lynnliu 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Barney
Hidden 09/May/16 TR
Hidden 09/May/16 Lead
Flavio 07/May/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
planetmarshall 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Julian
BnB 23/Apr/16 -
Rob Davies 17/Apr/16 2nd

Hard finish

with Dave Connelly, Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
JimboWizbo 10/Apr/16 Lead

On Beth's ropes up to the crux

with Beth
Hidden 10/Apr/16 2nd rpt
MusicalMountaineer 09/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Tough one move really. Not much else. Not bad gear. Ok if you have the reach for it. Not one of my favourites.

with Nik
atom 03/Apr/16 Lead

Wonderful moves past the overhang, well protected

DeanD 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 14/Mar/16 Solo rpt

previously 2nded but no memory.

Hillson 28/Feb/16 2nd
Hillson 28/Feb/16 2nd
PeteWilson 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Bryan M 31/Oct/15 Lead dog

Struggled with the crux move.

with Susannah Penk
Nick Russell 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S


HannahC 26/Sep/15 2nd
riff156 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Hannahc
pawel suhy 19/Sep/15 TR β

Very very hard

with Mike PCC, Sameer PCC
Hidden 19/Sep/15 2nd dog
samkat 19/Sep/15 TR
Ian Hylands 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Tricky at VS - not an ideal warm-up! Trick was to reach higher on Boulder at the back to gain a decent hand hold.

with Richard Williams, Katy Mouritz
Matt Smith 22/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/15 2nd dog
BareBears 09/Aug/15 2nd

Joe led and struggled at the crux. I seconded, tough and awkward crux but much easier for the tall when reaching for the hold

with Kay, Joe Cresswell
JCresswell 09/Aug/15 Lead dog

Long reach on last move to cut block edge.

with Daniel Jackson
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Solo O/S
djones66 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S

The crux bit is harder than it looks. Good, though.

with Stve mc D
Hidden 25/Jun/15 2nd dog
Dorien 21/Jun/15 2nd dnf

Need to build some more confidence before reaching for that crux rock that sticks out. Next time!

mariannekhoo 21/Jun/15 Lead dog

Got totally pumped trying to get my hands and feet in the right place at the crux and took a small lob onto the cam I'd just placed (phew!). Hard for VS 5a. Easier if you can reach the good edge above the bulge.

Hidden 11/Jun/15 TR
Pero 11/Jun/15 TR
mike8331 07/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/15 Lead
JohnBotham 03/Jun/15 2nd
Murilo Lessa 30/May/15 Lead
with Alex Desborough
Hidden 28/May/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 2nd
Hidden 16/May/15 2nd O/S
Stone_donkey 10/May/15 Lead dnf

backed off crux

with George
ralphio 29/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Sammir
Hidden 27/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead dog
mike8331 26/Apr/15 Lead
danielroymoss 26/Apr/15 Lead dog

Bly me, good gear, but unless you are very strong then involves getting left leg a bit high for comfort. Had work for me today but satisfying. Typical grit HVS challenge

danielroymoss 26/Apr/15 Lead dog

Bly me, good gear, but unless you are very strong then involves getting left leg a bit high for comfort. Had work for me today but satisfying. Typical grit HVS challenge

Hidden 26/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/15 2nd
gpcomps 26/Apr/15 2nd dog

Disappointed to have dogged, but probably not a warm up route, needed to have got higher on the crux

with miketong, Mike Preece
miketong 26/Apr/15 2nd dog
with Mike Preece, Greg Partridge
Hidden 25/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Manc88 19/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Overhang took a fair bit of working out, but otherwise clean ascent. Not one I'd have fancied leading on the day!

Jim Malo 19/Apr/15 Lead dog
with Mark
petemeads 18/Apr/15 Lead


pimpy 18/Apr/15 Lead G/U
with Dave
cem 18/Apr/15 Lead rpt

VS 5a in the definitive guide.

with Hervé Peter-Contesse
Pixie-Andy 18/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Didn't fancy last move, so finished on X ray. Pete then lead clean on my gear and i climbed clean 2nd.

Palmer 04/Apr/15 Lead dog


with Sarah
Matt Marsh 22/Mar/15 2nd
with Aiden Gandy
Hidden 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S
hirving 01/Nov/14 TR O/S


with Luke
lewiswilson 01/Nov/14 TR O/S
knighty 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Long reach to get over the bulge. Felt good!

with Alex Hunt
StevieLee 11/Oct/14 Lead
SuperLee1985 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S

I didn't liek this route, but it may have been because I eas just beinf rubbish today. Attempted to lead but failed on the crux multiple times. Stevie eventually led it instead (good effort). Small holds and a very long reach.

giuly 27/Sep/14 Lead
with Steve
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd
Emily93Mobley 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Charlie Low 21/Sep/14 2nd dog
goddamm7 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Andy Fielding 07/Sep/14 Lead
colin milton 05/Sep/14 2nd
with shaun l
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd
adam clarke 09/Aug/14 Lead dog

One fall, failed to spot sequence going through roof spending too long undecided and placing cam

with Adam Lynch, James Hulme
staceyjg 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
minaturechris 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Stacey
tomtom89 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Emma
OliverRoss 22/Jun/14 2nd dog

Was taken on rope to remove a nut

with Adam Ptretlak
Ian MK 14/Jun/14 Lead
with Anna
Anna Maykova 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Ian
Hidden 06/Jun/14 TR
cragtyke 18/May/14 Lead
with Mark B, john g
Alison Cairns 17/May/14 Lead rpt

Hard move for the short

with mike dennis
freemanTom 17/May/14 2nd
with John Price
petegruf 17/May/14 Lead
with crispin
MD 17/May/14 2nd
with Alison C
C May 04/May/14 2nd
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder ?/May/14 Lead
with C May
rob.grafton 27/Apr/14 AltLd
with becky, conor shepherd, Martin Smith, jim h
Hidden 19/Apr/14 Lead dnf
chumleywarner 18/Apr/14 2nd
charley 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
chumleywarner 18/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Mick r 18/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Ian Storey, Dave L
andrew549 01/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Albachoss 01/Apr/14 Lead β
with Andrew.W
jogh 29/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Flic
Hidden 29/Mar/14 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Mar/14 Lead O/S
jotunscope ?/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Ali McEwen
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Helen Gibson 29/Sep/13 2nd

tough one

with Chris. B
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd β
franhammond92 22/Sep/13 Lead β
staceyjg 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Kev led

with Kev Turner, Chris Gardner
amccann 22/Sep/13 Solo O/S
ewan.davies 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S

One for the tall, and tough to place gear at the crux.

with Caitlin
sian88 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Unknownbiker 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Dave Hunter, Simon Burn
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd
Hardcore Pat 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Rachel
harold walmsley 08/Sep/13 Solo rpt

Took a few tries to commit to going round the bulge

adamashcroft 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd dog
garywong 30/Aug/13 Lead dog

Took a rest at the crux

Clee 30/Aug/13 2nd
with Johnny
mtempest 25/Aug/13 2nd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 25/Aug/13 Lead
Wanderlust 23/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Shaun
Alex 74 22/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with dave clay
David Sherratt 18/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 18/Aug/13 2nd
jamie ward 02/Aug/13 Lead


with Iain Harman
rockman 18/Jul/13 Lead

Found the crux move nails. Strength drained in the heat looking for the sequence.

timcedwards 18/Jul/13 2nd
aking12 17/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Stevenson
Hidden 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S
deacondeacon 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
JanBella 02/Jul/13 Lead
with helen
Griff1990 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Darrell Read 30/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Rebecca Pollard
fatbuoybazza 30/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 2nd
chrisbussell 04/Jun/13 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
ColinD 04/Jun/13 Lead
Gumery 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 2nd rpt
efrance24234 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
Andrew Sloan 19/May/13 Lead
Batt 19/May/13 Lead dog

Spent a while trying to get round the bulge left and straight up from the small ledge. Lobbed while trying straight up. Went left and used crimp to the right to reach good left hand holds higher up.

Hoyes 19/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/May/13 2nd O/S
Blue68 06/May/13 2nd dog

Wore myself out trying to get a stuck nut out at the crux, ended up on the rope so I could use 2 hands on it. The crux was nails but you climb down and right for a good rest

with Ian Routledge, Alan Mountford
Ian MK 05/May/13 2nd
with Alan
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/13 Lead O/S
coffeepot 05/May/13 2nd dog
with jelaby
hotfeet 05/May/13 2nd

Failed to lead but seconded the route OK

Hidden 02/May/13 Lead
Cake 02/May/13 2nd O/S
with Matt
WalnutHorse 20/Apr/13 2nd
RCrockford 20/Apr/13 2nd
with Mike B
oodie72 20/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Yanis Nayu 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 02/Mar/13 2nd
Michael-H 10/Nov/12 2nd

Failed at the top on lead, seemed quite simple 2nd-ing, but they always do!

Paul Hy 10/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Both Me and Michael tried this couln't get past roof. then Si Lead it ok. and we 2nd'd it no probs!!

Paul Hy 10/Nov/12 2nd RP

2nd'd it ok after lead dnf

fuzzysheep01 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
bigbobbyking 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
lithos 06/Oct/12 Lead

awkward over the bulge

with Stu B
woodsy 06/Oct/12 -
with rich
Pike 22/Sep/12 Lead

Lead after Jen backed off and the sun started to dip below the horizon. Chicken out of the crux move and scooted left to get the mantel instead. Might come back for this one now I know where the holds are.

jennifers87 22/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Found this to be an enjoyable climb up until the crux, unfortunately I couldn't finish it. Think doing the same move again and again really didn't help. One to come back to, don't feel too bad, did my first VS earlier in the day.

leeds_belle 22/Sep/12 2nd dog

Jen started the lead for this route and had no issues until the mantle. After many valiant attempts and becoming too pumped after looking for holds and trying different moves Mike finished the lead for this route but veered left to get around the mantle. We had to finish this route quickly since the sun was setting. I seconded the route and by this point knew where all the hand holds were on the crux. Still a strenuous move and not as nice as I had anticipated. I had one rest before committing to the mantle.

Dan_Carroll 15/Sep/12 Solo O/S
Scott Anderson 20/Aug/12 2nd
howlingbaboon 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Scott
jasonpm 28/Jul/12 Lead
with Nick
jshields 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Roman Jivkov, Mike Dowsett
MikeDowsett 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Roman Jivkov, jshields
tsjx 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Wayne, Bruce
Allan Watson 15/Jul/12 2nd
with Andy Graham
RichyBOYY 20/Jun/12 Lead

definitely 5a

buxtoncoffeelover 18/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/12 2nd
treg 17/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Enjoyable moves arond the crux. Agree with 5a.

with Rachel
Hidden 14/Jun/12 Lead O/S
WillCass 13/May/12 2nd
with Si
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead
tompilgrem 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 12/May/12 2nd
with Tom
Double Knee Bar 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with TomBond
gingerwolf 12/May/12 2nd O/S
with Glenn
mol 25/Mar/12 2nd
with Jesse
Murilo Lessa 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Natalio
natalio 24/Mar/12 2nd
with Murilo
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
ste_d 29/Feb/12 Solo O/S
the power 26/Feb/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Ahab ??/2012 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead
Paul1 16/Oct/11 Lead
with Mikey
Tanya Savage 15/Oct/11 2nd

A right pig, glad I didn't lead it. Got hauled up crux.

Neil Pacey 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
nepsoi999 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with nadeem
nadeem 02/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/11 Lead dnf
glennofsheff 02/Oct/11 Lead O/S

tough move out of the roof, down climbed back to rest quite a few times before committing to crux move , nice reward for sticking at it ,pity this is'nt the crux of cosmic !

Rachel S 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Des Chadderton
Rampikino 01/Oct/11 Lead
with Cat
Barry D 03/Sep/11 2nd
with Derek, Paul J
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
Somerset swede basher 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 09/Aug/11 2nd
with Bern Hardman
tim.fairhall 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Hui
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd
Ardo 25/May/11 Lead dnf
with Tim
Ardo 25/May/11 2nd RP
with Tim
busdriver 01/May/11 2nd
with Chris
Andy Chubb 01/May/11 Lead
with Nick Gregory
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Bob M 09/Apr/11 Lead
Norman_P_W 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Bob M
daveyji ?/Apr/11 2nd

So hard getting over the crux. Once sequence worked out it's a bit easier. Took a few attempts.

with JT
jmjw 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tim R
CRiddiford 24/Mar/11 2nd
Jake Young 24/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Oliver Houston 06/Mar/11 Lead dog

Fell attempting desperate (high foot) mantel at the top... Rearranging to twist off low foot allowed reaching a handhold. Good to get used to grit top-outs again :)

JRae 06/Mar/11 2nd
with Oli H
pmurdy 04/Mar/11 2nd O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
John Brayshaw 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Erica
erica 07/Nov/10 2nd

Needed a tight rope on the crux

with John
Hidden 25/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/10 Solo O/S
mattgrange 01/Sep/10 Lead

Harder than it looks

with Dave
johniebriggs ?/Sep/10 Lead
Andy Hardy 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S
BennoC 21/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Couldn't get over the overhang so traversed over to the HS and went up that, creating a new route going by the name of 'Bennos a Pussy' at S4a.

with Paul Justin, Dan Lane
Dan Lane 21/Aug/10 2nd O/S

a lot harder than it looks from below.

with Paul Justin, Ben Callard
shaun walby 16/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with raptorheli
raptorheli 16/Aug/10 Lead O/S
migs493 10/Jul/10 2nd β
with Dan
Keendan 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S

seems like 5a to me. Pretty tough finish

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Hopevalleypaul 03/Jul/10 2nd
with Gareth W
Mike_Hayes 03/Jul/10 -
hailtryfan ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 20/Jun/10 2nd dnf
nick ferro 22/May/10 -
Pilch 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Lloyd and Graham
catblack 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker 09/May/10 2nd O/S
andrea83 08/May/10 Lead dog

Really struggled to get around the overhanging bulge. Hard!

with Dan
Hidden 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
PenJD 24/Apr/10 Lead rpt
disturbed_one51 24/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead rpt
Creep_pea 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Walsh
AsleepOnBelay 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Tricky to get the small gear in and had to get a move on! Definitely felt harder than 4c trying to get out of the overhang.

with Sarah Davis
gethin_allen 09/Apr/10 Lead β

lead it on some of jimbo's gear after he backed off at the crux.

with Jimbo C
Jimbo C 09/Apr/10 2nd

failed lead attempt due to pansying around and pumping out

with Gethin
Steven Andrews 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Christine
Scott Anderson ??/2010 -
cymjt ??/2010 -
christensena 18/Oct/09 2nd dog
w.pettet-smith 10/Oct/09 Lead

steep and blind top move. probably 5a.

LoopyLou 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Tough move!

with Nicola - Pinnacle club
tebs 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

hard move for VS. 5a for sure

with Ian
Hidden 20/Sep/09 Lead
Tim W 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S
mike bridges 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S

led in my usual style,...go up,have a look,climb down a bit,go up,climb down a bit,then go for it! cracking route though!

jadm2 13/Sep/09 2nd dog
pebbles 13/Sep/09 Lead dog

led on T's gear after T backed off after 3 falls. Fell once (spectacularly I'm told) on crux before getting the move second time. James then followed and fell twice. 4c? Leave it out guv'nor! 5a as in my Eastern Grit guide seems about right. Nice route though.

Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/09 TR
RCrockford 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Mike A, Dave C
Yellow_trousers 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Crooks
Si dH 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Olly
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/09 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Jun/09 Solo O/S
The Bad Cough 24/May/09 Lead O/S
Howard J 12/May/09 2nd dnf
with Aidan Raftery
Goody 12/May/09 TR O/S
with Innominata
Russell Lovett 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with alan taylor
aide 05/Apr/09 Lead dog

Failed on crux leading, top roped clean. Next time you bitch!

with Paul Howarth
Hidden 03/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 03/Apr/09 2nd β
markytaylor 03/Apr/09 Lead β

pre-placed gear at about half height.

with andy
jgrigson 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/09 Lead
morganator 29/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Jim Slater 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Mark Mercer
Hidden ??/2009 -
Shauna ??/2009 Lead O/S
with SFM
thomasmouse ??/2009 -
SR1970 ?/Nov/08 Lead O/S
wahniel 30/Oct/08 Lead O/S

awful day. Snow and sleet and icy rain. We didn't do much.

with Stewart McConnell
tiga271 12/Oct/08 2nd
with mark20
mark20 12/Oct/08 Lead dog

Hand slipped off the hold above the bulge (still damp) and took a fall. Got it second go. Good route, bit of a one move wonder, 5a

mike fenwick ?/Oct/08 2nd
with Ian Moore
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/08 Solo O/S
JiveWeasel 28/Sep/08 Lead
Mrs Weasel 28/Sep/08 2nd
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Allen
fatbuoybazza 30/Aug/08 2nd dog
Ugly Kid Jo 30/Aug/08 2nd

I started leading and then backed off. Ruth fell at the crux but then finished it. I seconded it.

with Ruth
Scott McRae 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S

The crux is solid 5a.

Brown 16/Aug/08 Solo O/S
DJayB 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Spent ages on this, downclimbed from the crux several times (including when 2 others decided to climb X-ray, if I'd fallen off the crux - which seemed likely at the time - I'd have taken them with me). Finally downclimbed to the ground, taped up the hole in my hand, and led straight to the top. If Cosmic Crack is 'solid 4c' as per the BMC guide then this must be 5b (it isn't and it isn't!)

with Carmen
chris2451 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
mikej 24/Jun/08 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
ASchwirtz 14/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mark (UBMC)
feilx 11/Jun/08 Solo O/S
RossT 08/Jun/08 2nd
with Guy R
chadrads 07/Jun/08 2nd dog

overhang did not look to bad but was really difficult to reach the one good hand hold

with andy chapman
SKippy5 31/May/08 2nd
LankyPaddy 31/May/08 Lead O/S
dfbpdave 31/May/08 TR dog

Failed on the lead. Got a bit further on a top rope but then failed and dogged up after exploring lots of possibilities.

with Phil & Becky
Hidden 31/May/08 TR dnf
1918hasti 23/May/08 Lead
with Paul Bradwell
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd O/S
Alfredo ?/May/08 2nd
with Ben H
gazfellows 29/Apr/08 2nd
RichardMc 17/Feb/08 Lead
with Angel Vila
Andrew Sloan 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
mel holmes 28/Jan/08 2nd
mel holmes 28/Jan/08 2nd
greatowl ??/2008 -
thinair48 ??/2008 Lead dog
with Ben Stone
pog100 14/Oct/07 2nd dnf
Reaver2k 14/Oct/07 Lead dog

BETA WARNING: Hardest move I've encountered on lead! Up to the overhang things are very easy and well protected, then I was stumped! Figured this would be the 5a move but blimey! Moved up, with the strenous move on the left struggled to see anything useful above this (where the hells the jug thats ment to be there like on most 5a's?!) so downclimbed a move or two to a strenous rest to try and re-evaluate things, sat in a hard position staring at my mind trying to think of any useful holds I'd just seen. Went up and round again, couldn't see anything except a poor jam in the break, wacked a cam in it and climbed back down, trying to find my rest. Eventually found my rest again, climbed up again after a moment or two, saw there was a little bit of a ledge further back, put my hands around the back of it, it was all greasy and full of ming! hung around on the layback looking for the move to get me over the lip, couldn't see it anywhere! Eventually ran out of stamina, warned my Dad I was going to dog (my first ever) on the slightly dubious cam in the break, it held my weight (very thankfully as I wouldn't have liked to fall onto my lower gear!) after abit of a rest, went up again, had a spy around, eventually found abit of a edge on the large boulder above the break, about 1.5cm big and sloping, best I could find, tried pulling on this, felt exhausted, moved down and dogged again. Finally saw that there was abit more of a lip higher up, pulled on the previous small lip with my right hand, just enough to get my left hand up and round the bigger ledge, again very wet and slimey, but managed to nail it. Pulled myself over and sorted. Abit pissed off because I can normally do 5a moves first time and have never dogged before (have fallen twice though). Will be back again sometime, have a bone to pick with this one. Dad got almost all the gear out but had the same problem as me and decided to be lowered off at the overhang. Nice climb but very hard for VS in my limited experience.

Clog 04/Oct/07 2nd
with Mutl3y
Mutl3y 04/Oct/07 Lead
with Clog
Hidden 18/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
NickST ?/Sep/07 Lead
with Phil Tucker
NickST ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Greg Grace
b.hayley ?/Aug/07 Lead
Mick B 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Rick Asher
cem 09/Jun/07 2nd
with Liam Mark, Pete Horn
Hidden 01/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Howard J 22/May/07 2nd O/S
with Patrick Flynn
AJ007 21/Apr/07 Solo
dan gibson 21/Apr/07 Solo
with AJ
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Smeegan ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Owen
Peakpdr ??/2007 -
Pete Horn ??/2007 -
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Duncan I ??/2007 -
Rob Davies 02/Dec/06 2nd
with Phil Ashton
Hidden 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Nicos 02/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with solo
harryt 01/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Alex
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead dog
viking ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with gareth
Hidden 06/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/06 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/06 2nd
ChrisBrooke 25/Jun/06 2nd
with John Inkpen
Stig 22/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Jonathan Teale
mahjongg 11/Mar/06 TR dnf

Wet and slimy, like trying to climb a partially sucked boiled sweet!

with Col
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Phil West 19/Nov/05 2nd dnf
with Chris Tan
alj ?/Aug/05 Lead dog
with leon skeldon
Hidden 09/Jul/05 Lead
Hidden 26/Jun/05 Lead
matt.woodfield 18/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/05 Lead dog
Adam Potter 03/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden 02/Apr/05 Lead O/S
mikehenesy 31/May/04 2nd
timreynolds 31/May/04 Lead O/S
shaun walby 16/May/04 Lead O/S
with Phil West
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/03 2nd
liamnkaz 01/Aug/03 2nd
with Richard L, Ian H
Mark Stevenson 14/Jun/03 Solo O/S
Monk 26/May/03 Lead O/S
with Huw Jones
PenJD 19/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Neil Ireson
Hidden 20/Jul/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/02 Lead
stp ?/Jun/02 Solo O/S
atom 05/May/02 TR
with Sheila Ellison
Archbishop 14/Apr/02 Lead
with Alec Carr
Roget 01/Jul/01 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
goi.ashmore 09/Apr/99 Solo O/S
Ropeboy 08/Sep/97 Lead
Hidden 02/Feb/97 Lead
craig h 10/Aug/96 Solo O/S
Tim Bateman 21/Jul/96 Lead
Hidden 23/Sep/95 Lead
Chris Ellis 23/Jun/94 2nd
with Rachel Nicolson
Martin Bennett 17/Oct/93 -
with MT
D Tempest 10/Oct/93 Solo
with Rick
Iain Thow 21/Aug/93 TR
with Rob Ivens
andybirtwistle 24/Jul/92 Lead
babymoac 29/Apr/89 2nd
with MTW
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Andy Say 21/Aug/87 Solo
mark-abz 13/Jun/87 TR
with Andy W
John Marsland 23/Apr/85 Solo
Dave Musgrove 03/Dec/83 -
with Kim Greenald
Tom V ??/1980 -
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