UKC

14m.

Rockfax Description
The polished sloping shelf of the Verandah is gained at its bottom right-hand corner, usually by a torrid struggle - combined tactics are frowned upon! From the scoop, traverse left to finish up the exposed arete of the buttress. The climbing is no harder then 4a once you get going. The start is worth f5 for a grovel or a stylish f5+ if you rock in using the rounded rib. The direct start overt the roof is f7A+. © Rockfax

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500 , Stanage Routes BMC Graded List , Stanage Starred VDiffs , Stanage Popular Greens , Stanage 'Difficults' , Stanage green spot starters , 2022 Rockfax Eastern Grit Graded List , Stanage Green Spot Challenge

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Pascalo 5 Mar, 2023 Show βeta
βeta: Both boulders at the top are wobbly. They probably must be avoided for belaying.
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βeta: Both boulders at the top are wobbly. They probably must be avoided for belaying.
Michael Hood 3 Nov, 2022 Show βeta
βeta: For all those whingeing about the grade, remember that the HVD 5b grade has been retained for decades as a historical "in-joke", in reality it would be something like S 4c/5a.
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βeta: For all those whingeing about the grade, remember that the HVD 5b grade has been retained for decades as a historical "in-joke", in reality it would be something like S 4c/5a.
MorganMcGlade 2 Apr, 2020 Show βeta
βeta: Very polished start
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βeta: Very polished start
seanwilson 31 May, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Mental start move for a HVD!
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βeta: Mental start move for a HVD!
JohnBson 23 Apr, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: Play with it and you'll get it
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βeta: Play with it and you'll get it
ericinbristol 24 Jun, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Agreed. Only 5b if you do it wrong. Maybe 4b if you do it right - it's just very un-obvious. Great fun trying to work it out!
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βeta: Agreed. Only 5b if you do it wrong. Maybe 4b if you do it right - it's just very un-obvious. Great fun trying to work it out!
Chris Fitzhugh 18 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: 4c is reasonable, if you look for and find the easier way. Calling it 5b just makes people persevere with a diabolical hard move or two! The solution, if and when it comes, is quite unexpected and delightful, especially for a V.diff leader of medium height. Would that in future all 5b's could thus be led with sudden ease. No combined tactics! The old guide books got it right.
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βeta: 4c is reasonable, if you look for and find the easier way. Calling it 5b just makes people persevere with a diabolical hard move or two! The solution, if and when it comes, is quite unexpected and delightful, especially for a V.diff leader of medium height. Would that in future all 5b's could thus be led with sudden ease. No combined tactics! The old guide books got it right.

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High HVD
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Route of Interest
Flying Buttress

Grade: HVD 4a ***
(Stanage Popular)

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