Contributed by Bloke on a Rope Jan/14 - This public hilllist has been seen 3,623 times

All the climbs in chapter 5 of Peak Rock, from the start of WW2 1939 to the early 1950s. During this period Peter Harding and Tony Moulam developed the use of hand jamming and started wearing plimsolls to climb routes like Goliath's Groove HVS 5a, Suicide Wall HVS 5b. Also Karabiners were first used on the Promontory Traverse E2 5b.

more jamming?  © loundsy
more jamming?
© loundsy, Jun 2008

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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

Rebecca Ting on the final flake of Suicide Wall, Cratcliffe.

Suicide Wall
Rebecca Ting on the final flake of Suicide Wall, Cratcliffe.
© Paul Evans

Meilee enjoying the exposure of the classic Valkyrie (VS 4c) at the Roaches

Valkyrie
Meilee enjoying the exposure of the classic Valkyrie (VS 4c) at the Roaches
© http://Climbers.net

crux on valkyrie

Valkyrie
crux on valkyrie
© ewan russell

Valkyrie in Autumn

Valkyrie
Valkyrie in Autumn
© andi turner

Debbie on Gargoyle Buttress

Gargoyle Buttress
Debbie on Gargoyle Buttress
© Joe_Killick

Cratcliffe displaying it's autumn colours. Simon Nadin approaching the top of the classic suicide wall.

Suicide Wall
Cratcliffe displaying it's autumn colours. Simon Nadin approaching the top of the classic suicide wall.
© PeteWilson

Does VS get any better than this?

Phoenix Climb
Does VS get any better than this?
© Mark Collins

Wrong place, wrong time. A bedraggled climber belaying on top of Valkyrie

Valkyrie
Wrong place, wrong time. A bedraggled climber belaying on top of Valkyrie
© Trevers

Neil Elmore on the crux moves of Valkyrie

Valkyrie
Neil Elmore on the crux moves of Valkyrie
© Joe Grondowski

Jesse Dufton climbs a contender for the best HVS on grit

Suicide Wall
Jesse Dufton climbs a contender for the best HVS on grit
© mol

It's Hard VS this way!

Valkyrie
It's Hard VS this way!
© biscuits

Valkyrie vs

Valkyrie
Valkyrie vs
© jasen


Add Climb name Grade Ticks? Height Crag name
Gargoyle Buttress VS 4b ** 4246 14m Stanage Popular
Narrow Buttress VS 4c ** 3293 14m Stanage Popular
Via Media VS 4c ** 4903 10m Stanage Popular
Townsend's Variation HVS 4c ** 419 14m Stanage Popular
Harding's Super Direct Finish HVS 5a *** 860 6m Stanage Popular
Goliath's Groove HVS 5a *** 2553 22m Stanage Plantation
Queen's Parlour Slab VS 4b ** 144 16m Black Rocks
Green Crack HVS 5a * 8 8m Black Rocks
Promontory Traverse E1 5b *** 94 32m • 2 Black Rocks
Lean Man's Eliminate VS 4c 20 10m Black Rocks
Finale Wall HVS 4b 12 12m Black Rocks
The Superstitious Start HVS 5b * 8 10m Black Rocks
Demon Rib E3 5c *** 72 18m Black Rocks
V.J. Crack VS 4c 3 7m Black Rocks
The Nemesis Exit HVS 5b * 33 10m Cratcliffe Tor
Mephistopheles Exit HVS 5a * 13 ? Cratcliffe Tor
Suicide Wall HVS 5b *** 1472 30m • 2 Cratcliffe Tor
Tiger Traverse E2 5b * 30 16m Cratcliffe Tor
Nutcracker E3 6a *** 25 20m Cratcliffe Tor
Valkyrie VS 4c *** 3447 40m • 2 Roaches Lower Tier
Phoenix Climb VS 4c *** 685 26m Shining Clough
Gremlin Groove VS 4c * 76 14m Shining Clough
Stable Cracks VS 4b ** 185 20m Shining Clough
Nimrod S 4a 22 14m Shining Clough
9 e, 42 stars 22,623 383m 27
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