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18m.

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Up the polished groove then make the 'Bishop's Stride' around the bulge to the left. The short can go higher - Burgess's Variation, S 4a. Head up and left to the parapet, then choose a finish. © Rockfax

FA. Henry Bishop early 1910s.

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ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Stanage Routes BMC Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, 100 Stanage stars, Puttrell's Progress, 29 Routes, 87 Stars, 1 E Point each, Stanage 100 VD - VS, King of VDiff, Chatsworth to Bamford, Stanage Starred VDiffs, Stanage Popular Greens, Stanage 'Difficults', Peak diff and vdiff starred routes and top 50, Definitive Eastern Grit top 50- 2001, 2006 and 2015 editions, Stanage Solo

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Andi_FJ 27 Sep, 2019 Show βeta
βeta: my first Grit-Route, fantastic placements, easy but in places exposed, very good top-pro at the liing block.
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βeta: my first Grit-Route, fantastic placements, easy but in places exposed, very good top-pro at the liing block.
Sazzle 20 Mar, 2006 Show βeta
βeta: Me and my mate did this on saturday, as a 'Peak mixed winter route'! The ledges were covered in snow, which made it all the more exiting.
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βeta: Me and my mate did this on saturday, as a 'Peak mixed winter route'! The ledges were covered in snow, which made it all the more exiting.
Big Steve 10 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Long legs certainly help on the traverse. Overall, a superb but busy little route, a lot of fun
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βeta: Long legs certainly help on the traverse. Overall, a superb but busy little route, a lot of fun
Alan James - UKC and UKH 31 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Have to agree with the above comments. Doing the stride and then finishing up the line indicated by Black Hawk on the topo is the best finish and the one most people seem to do. It is also worth noting that my daughter was unable to do the stride move since her legs weren't long enough so she made a little step up and climbed easily over the top of it proclaiming it as a path and much easier than other sections of the route. So much for history!
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βeta: Have to agree with the above comments. Doing the stride and then finishing up the line indicated by Black Hawk on the topo is the best finish and the one most people seem to do. It is also worth noting that my daughter was unable to do the stride move since her legs weren't long enough so she made a little step up and climbed easily over the top of it proclaiming it as a path and much easier than other sections of the route. So much for history!
Si dH 22 Jul, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: agree wit hall of the above, the bishops stridew move can feel very precarious in the wet since its very polished
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βeta: agree wit hall of the above, the bishops stridew move can feel very precarious in the wet since its very polished
Simon Caldwell 7 Apr, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: The finish shown in the topo is the worst one available. Up the crack taken by the end of Black Hawk is better (and is the line shown in my old Stanage guide). It's also worth mentioning Burgess's Variation (S 4a) which takes the obvious crack up and left (instead of doing the stride) and finishes up the excellent crack to the right. Better than the original IMO.
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βeta: The finish shown in the topo is the worst one available. Up the crack taken by the end of Black Hawk is better (and is the line shown in my old Stanage guide). It's also worth mentioning Burgess's Variation (S 4a) which takes the obvious crack up and left (instead of doing the stride) and finishes up the excellent crack to the right. Better than the original IMO.

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