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Contributed by Pixie-Andy Jun/23 - This public ticklist has been seen 127 times

Alpine Training Challenge! Can you lead these safely in 15 hours? It's one way to test if you are ready for some mid-grade, multipitch Alpine mountain climbs! These classic VS routes (of varying styles), will test a range of skills such as stamina, strength, technique, focus, strategy and some basic route planning.

What do I mean by lead safely?
Every route reasonably protected as this is not a test of how brave you are, so aim for slick, safe gear placement!
WRT multipitch, you are not just protecting against a slip, but rockfall, exhaustion, exposure (heat-cold-rain) and off route adventures. So whilst speed is important, well placed gear might save lives!

Why are the routes all at Stanage Popular?
This will minimise walking and simulate multipitch, so once climbing starts, the only rest is swapping leads and refuelling.

Sustained Interest - Most routes have 2 or 3 stars, but I feel all are worthwhile as they challenge varying skills, especially when attempted in one day!

Fun Chart - How Many Routes did you climb? How long did it take?

No. of Routes:
10 or Less - Miserable failure! Try tennis, or train harder. No beer today!
10 - 15 - You deserve a beer! Then train harder.
15 - 20 - Excellent. You are a slick, confident VS climber.
20 - 25 - Slick gear placement. Strong as an Ox. Maybe confident on HVS and probably beyond.
25 - 30 - Confident Extreme grade climber!
30 - 34 - You are a Rock Star!

Recording conditions, start/end times and any strategies used, will help compare future attempts with your first attempt and thereby track if training is leading to significant gains!

Completing all the climbs gives 58 stars and 496 meters climbed.

Have Fun - Be Safe

Hargreaves Original   © Mike#54
Hargreaves Original
© Mike#54, Oct 2023

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1st Pixie-Andy 76% 20 Jul, 2023
2nd M_Robinson 44% 3 Mar
3rd jmchich 23% 20 Jul, 2023

Map of routes in this ticklist

Least routes Most routes

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this ticklist

Debbie on Gargoyle Buttress

Gargoyle Buttress
Debbie on Gargoyle Buttress
© Joe_Killick

Best Feeling in the World. Thank God Jugs on Narrow Buttress, Stanage.

Narrow Buttress
Best Feeling in the World. Thank God Jugs on Narrow Buttress, Stanage.
© ChrisJD

Paraglider over Narrow Buttress, Stanage

Narrow Buttress
Paraglider over Narrow Buttress, Stanage
© Graham Withers

The way we were - early 80s

Robin Hood's Cave Innominate/Harding's Finish
The way we were - early 80s
© Steve Gough

Ann S on Inverted V at sunset

Inverted V
Ann S on Inverted V at sunset
© just wanna climb

Martello Butress - a true Stanage classic

Martello Buttress
Martello Butress - a true Stanage classic
© Chris Craggs

Phil topping out on Narrow Buttress, Stanage

Narrow Buttress
Phil topping out on Narrow Buttress, Stanage
© Chris Tan

Simon Goldman on Gargoyle Buttress at Stanage popular.

Gargoyle Buttress
Simon Goldman on Gargoyle Buttress at Stanage popular.
© Martin Wing

Dangling near the dangler

Heather Wall
Dangling near the dangler
© climb the peak

Topping out on Narrow Buttress

Narrow Buttress
Topping out on Narrow Buttress
© Graham Withers

Enjoying the last of the sun.

Hargreaves' Original
Enjoying the last of the sun.
© LucaC

Philip Charley on Mississippi Buttress Direct

Mississippi Buttress Direct
Philip Charley on Mississippi Buttress Direct
© Mark Alderson


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Dover's Wall, Route 4 VS 4b * 996 10m Stanage Popular
Cocktails VS 4c * 530 8m Stanage Popular
The Nose VS 4c * 957 12m Stanage Popular
Pixie VS 5a 200 12m Stanage Popular
Martello Buttress VS 4c *** 2951 16m Stanage Popular
Step-ladder Crack VS 5a ** 1517 14m Stanage Popular
Hell Crack VS 4c *** 2281 14m Stanage Popular
The Louisiana Rib VS 4c ** 2195 18m Stanage Popular
Mississippi Buttress Direct VS 4c *** 5294 22m Stanage Popular
Thrombosis VS 5a * 604 12m Stanage Popular
Bean VS 4c * 593 14m Stanage Popular
Twin Chimneys Buttress VS 4c ** 1532 18m Stanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave Innominate VS 5a ** 1523 14m Stanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave Innominate/Harding's Finish HVS 5a *** 1793 20m Stanage Popular
Rubber Band VS 4b ** 886 20m Stanage Popular
Hang Right Twin Crack Detour VS 5a 2 16m Stanage Popular
Ellis's Eliminate VS 4c *** 2119 20m Stanage Popular
ALPINE ZONE: PLUS 17 ROUTES! EASY TO MID-GRADE ALPINE CLIMBING?
Inverted V VS 4b *** 5400 22m Stanage Popular
The Little Flake Crack VS 5a * 825 14m Stanage Popular
Straight Crack VS 4c ** 1198 20m Stanage Popular
Zig-zag Flake Crack VS 4b ** 1359 20m Stanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original VS 4c *** 6979 18m Stanage Popular
Central Trinity VS 4c ** 5599 16m Stanage Popular
Via Media VS 4c ** 4840 10m Stanage Popular
Narrow Buttress VS 4c ** 3230 14m Stanage Popular
Hangover VS 5a * 297 16m Stanage Popular
The Wedge VS 5a * 552 14m Stanage Popular
The Y Crack VS 4c * 192 18m Stanage Popular
Ugly Mugs VS 4c 118 ? Stanage Popular
Gargoyle Buttress VS 4b ** 4194 14m Stanage Popular
Tinker's Crack VS 4c * 1218 12m Stanage Popular
Heather Wall VS 4c ** 5910 14m Stanage Popular
Plate Glass Slab VS 4c * 1215 8m Stanage Popular
The Real 20-foot Crack VS 4c ** 940 6m Stanage Popular
58 stars 70,039 496m 34
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