Contributed by Bloke on a Rope Jan/14 - This public hilllist has been seen 2,540 times

All the mentioned routes in chapter 3 of Peak Rock, climbed from just after World War 1 to the early 1930's. This decade saw the first use of twin ropes by Morley Wood on his ascent of Kelly's Overhang. The VS grade was firmly cemented by Fred Pigott,Jack Longland,Ivan Waller,Alf Bridge and Herbert Hartley. Also Harry Kelly,George Bower and others started explorations of the Chew Valley.

Having fun on the cracks of central trinity.  © The Celt
Having fun on the cracks of central trinity.
© The Celt, Oct 2013

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Map of routes in this ticklist

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Note: Only showing summits, scrambles, winter routes, and low grade climbs

Distribution of grades - Trad

Top 12 photos of this hilllist

Anna Pasteur enjoying the perfect winter climbing conditions

Balcony Buttress
Anna Pasteur enjoying the perfect winter climbing conditions
© Robbie Hearns

Ann S on Inverted V at sunset

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

At Full Stretch. Sean on Christmas Crack, Stanage.

Christmas Crack
At Full Stretch. Sean on Christmas Crack, Stanage.
© ChrisJD

Simon on Christmas Crack, X-mas day '05. Yes those are tweeds, plus fours and a pipe.

Christmas Crack
Simon on Christmas Crack, X-mas day '05. Yes those are tweeds, plus fours and a pipe.
© Simon Ager

Andi climbing Birch tree wall (vs 5a) at Black Rocks

Birch Tree Wall
Andi climbing Birch tree wall (vs 5a) at Black Rocks
© laxi

Caralynr on Bachelor's Buttress (HVS 4c) Roaches Upper Tier.

Bachelor's Buttress
Caralynr on Bachelor's Buttress (HVS 4c) Roaches Upper Tier.
© captainH

Andy on Kelly's Overhang

Kelly's Overhang
Andy on Kelly's Overhang
© skittles

Enjoying the last of the sun.

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

Me on Tango Buttress

Tango Buttress
Me on Tango Buttress
© Hindu

Kelly's Overhang (HVS 5b), Stanage

Kelly's Overhang
Kelly's Overhang (HVS 5b), Stanage
© Gordon Stainforth, 1995

Nasal Buttress

Nasal Buttress
© paul79

Lone Tree Groove, Cromford

Lone Tree Groove
Lone Tree Groove, Cromford
© Steve Ashton


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
The Crab Crawl S 4a ** 1228 12m Stanage North
Doctor's Chimney S 4a ** 607 18m Stanage North
Manhattan Chimney S 4a * 136 6m Stanage North
Twin Chimneys Buttress VS 4c ** 1551 18m Stanage Popular
Balcony Buttress S 4a *** 3275 20m Stanage Popular
Inverted V VS 4b *** 5465 22m Stanage Popular
Tango Buttress HS 5a ** 2735 14m Stanage North
The Green Streak VS 4c ** 1211 12m Stanage North
Kelly's Overhang E1 5c *** 1187 16m Stanage North
Christmas Crack HS 4a *** 8056 16m Stanage Popular
April Crack HS 4b *** 5695 16m Stanage Popular
Central Trinity VS 4c ** 5435 16m Stanage Popular
Right-hand Trinity S 4b ** 4625 14m Stanage Popular
Green Crack VS 4c * 493 10m Stanage Popular
Hargreaves' Original VS 4c *** 7074 18m Stanage Popular
Cave Gully Wall HVS 5a ** 195 14m Stanage Popular
Robin Hood's Cave Innominate VS 5a ** 1539 14m Stanage Popular
Sand Buttress VS 4c *** 464 22m Black Rocks
Lean Man's Climb VS 5a *** 332 22m Black Rocks
Black Crack VS 4c ** 58 10m Black Rocks
Birch Tree Wall VS 4c *** 689 20m • 2 Black Rocks
Lone Tree Groove VS 5a ** 718 18m Black Rocks
Lean Man's Superdirect VS 5a *** 129 20m • 2 Black Rocks
Black and Tans S 4a *** 3378 30m • 2 Roaches Upper Tier
Crack and Corner HS 4c *** 1267 38m • 2 Roaches Upper Tier
Bachelor's Buttress HVS 4c ** 658 18m Roaches Upper Tier
The Giant's Staircase HVS 5a * 232 18m Cratcliffe Tor
Bower Route 1 HS 4b * 253 10m Cratcliffe Tor
Priscilla HVS 5a ** 19 20m Laddow
Tower Arête HVS 5a ** 78 18m Laddow
Wedgewood Crack VS 4c *** 71 24m The Ravenstones
Nasal Buttress HS 4b *** 445 16m Dovestones Edge
Pullman Crack VD 3 12m Dovestones Edge
1 e, 74 stars 59,301 572m 37
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