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The flake crack in the left-hand wall of the descent gully is an ever-popular mini-classic. Layback the flakes to a tricky exit always pausing to place a few runners along the way.


Superb route, doesn't mater what grade you climb do this - and love it!
Simon - 13/May/02

Yes, the grade is irrelevant, climb it and enjoy. If you don't enjoy this, give up climbing!
Jon Croxford - 14/Jul/02

Hmmm great climb, worth severe in my book, perhaps the most sustained VDif in the country. Has seen VS leaders back off it....
Woker - 30/Sep/02

I soloed this straight after Hell crack (led)- it's steep, exposed, sustained and has the crux at the top. Pretty meaty for a v.diff, I'd say.
jon stew - 02/May/03

a hard VDiff or HVDiff...either way it requires a 'Sustained' health warning!!
rob king - 28/Jun/03

Lovely, satisfying climbing, good protection. The final mantleshelf is typical Stanage. I'd reccommend it for a first lead. Excellent value at only V-Diff.
David Rainsbury - 09/Sep/03

If you like laybacking, DO THIS ROUTE!!!! A quality line, whatever your grade! I loved it (not that you'd guess.........).
James McN - 04/Oct/03

the best vdiff on stanage?
victim of mathematics - 09/Apr/04

You wont get a better VDiff. Bomber protection & great climbing. I guess it is a little sustained but would be pretty peed if I led VS and backed off.
Lard Master - 20/May/04

The stuff that dreams are made of...
pat - 01/Oct/04

soloed this today along with about 5 other stanage vdiffs, and it was definitely the easiest. Dunno what you lot are on about, huge jugs all the way up, although ok its steep, but jus tkeep going! Hard Diff.
SidH - 03/Jan/05

An enjoyable route, shame about the insitu rotting gear.
Iggy_B - 22/Feb/05

This is the best route in the world.
alan - 31/May/05

Thebest vdiff Ive done, thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Just wish it was longer
Big Steve - 10/Jul/05

"insitu rotting gear"? It would appear it's gone.
chris davids - 04/Aug/05

Soloed this today, don't think I have ever enjoyed a Vdiff so much. Absolute classic.
stu - 16/Dec/05

If only if it were twice as long.
Robo - 17/Dec/05

i thought it was really easy for v diff soloed it today there isnt one slightly hard move all really secure.
alex - 24/Dec/05

what?are there meant to be hard moves on V.diffs?
dave norton - 29/Dec/05

One of the best routes on grit. If you climb VS like I did then it makes a fantastic solo. Very secure feeling. A must for everyone.
Mutl3y - 24/Apr/06

This route rules. It rules!
alan moore - 12/Oct/06

Simply the best V Diff on grit (or anywhere? maybe Squareface or Commando Ridge compete?)
Iain Thow - 21/Mar/07

Absolutely awsome route. Place a cam low down and dont place any more until the very top which is a little unnerving! Jug after Jug makes for such an enjoyable route! someone please invent a 4 star rating!! An absolute must for anyone at this end of stanage!
Sam Dixon - 17/Feb/08

I have recently lead this route after seconding it last year. Two different prospects! A fantastic route but don't be fooled by the grade.
jason turner - 15/Aug/10

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  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 198
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    easy HVD 10 of 100
    hard VD 32 of 100
    VD 51 of 100
    easy VD 4 of 100
    hard Diff 3 of 100
    Diff 0 of 100
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    3 Stars 94 of 98
    2 Stars 4 of 98
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