Lowered off after reaching the arete. Way too windy and hard enough to keep balance with holds never mind without. I was absolutely sure that i'd be blown off rather than do the moves. Abded down to retrieve gear. Will be back the traverse seemed like it was probably going to be the crux so at least I got that done. Will be back when it's not so windy.
gavinpeach - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/15 with Hellen
Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/15 with speedy, Calum, Micki
drysori - Lead - 16/May/15 with Everyone!
Brannock - 2nd - 16/May/15
Canyak - 2015
DubyaJamesDubya - 2015
Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Chris Vanderz
robblowen - 2nd β - 31/Aug/14 with Jonny
ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14
Tried the direct but backed off onto this. I've probably seconded this in the past but not sure. Not as good as 'The Count'.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14
started off leading this. Starting moves committing and scary. Then I came off on traverse move. Joris took over and lead route. Great route, each section is hard including getting feet up to reach top break, balancy. A classic.
manwithacam - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Joris
Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Dan Metcalfe
a13x - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with Jordan Phethean
Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14 with neil jobling
E1 5b? my arse
the power - Lead dog - 03/Mar/14 with Andy
Dan Arkle - 2014
simon1965 - 2nd - 12/Nov/13 with James
First grit lead for just over 2 years! Can see why it confuses the grade allocating committee.
Stig - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/13 with Simon1965
clukins - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13
WOW this was a crazy climb. Start with a difficult boulder problem to get off the ground. Then do another powerful boulder problem to get to the arete. Reach (stay away if short) for the slopey shelf, and traverse across the slab with no feet. Two BOMBER hand jams while doing this. (I never wanted to leave those hand jams.) Complete the traverse with a lot of swearing anti-committal feelings, get the jug, and a smooth finish from there. One of those most interesting climbs, not ready for that lead but can't believe I got it clean seconding. Top of my abilities.
lisaboldini - 2nd β - 22/Sep/13
dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13 with Mackie
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead - May/13 with Benno Wagner
marcduhig - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Richard, Owen
AlexRenshaw - TR - 06/Oct/12 with Tim Raffle, Mike Dawes
I will return !
derekb - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/12 with Leon
took a while to work out the crux, kept trying to stay to high. head was a little fried on the top traverse so rather than using lots of nice hand jams i traversed the break as one long sloper. found the start hard too (started up abacus by mistake)!!
leon - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Derek
MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with John McMahon
complex climb , lovely
cobweb - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with martyn hopson
jwpil - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Deacon
jshields - Lead - 05/Aug/12 with Dave Sargent
davewsargent - 2nd - 05/Aug/12
roberto18 - Lead - 28/Jul/12 with Tom Nickols
Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/12
Magnificent and epic! The crux for me was the first rightwards traverse - I really struggled to get established at the foot of the arete (not helped by the rope from above becoming wedged around the nose of the flake). From there it was joyous. The top traverse seemed ok with the use the 2 slots in the wall above.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Mike Tempest
Had one rest and mini fall on traverse. Lowered and then tried a slightly lower traverse line to the arete.
mtempest - Lead - 20/May/12 with Steve Waters, Mynydd
tough climb but great adventure
nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Robin
Couldn't work out how to do the traverse to the arete & gave up
cem - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/12 with Kirill Spiridonov
Hidden - 2012
mark20 - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11
Will Hunt - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/11 with Duncan MacNeil
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11
Dave Foster - 2nd - 18/Sep/11 with Si 2
Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Sep/11
JRae - Lead - 15/Sep/11 with T Anthistle, C Middleton
London Luke - Lead - Aug/11
kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Steve C, Graham P
Felt E2 i though, one spill on the crux, great route mind.
Jonathan Hall - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Mark Williams
disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Wee man
Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/10
Oliver Houston - 2nd - 24/Oct/10
E1. 5c move is safe and there are lots of rests. One of my best climbs of the year though.
Cake - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Matt
Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/10
Led ground up about five years after failing and then retreating from the traverse right. Went fine today! Stuck crucial jams at either end of a splits type manoever then styled it out to glory
Cragrat Rich - Lead - 17/Oct/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Dave Rippon
E2. It's quite a tricky move on the traverse.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Ian Wyatt, Eddie Shaw
eduardo - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Brian R
I first attempted direct, which was graded 5b in the old guidebook we had (but now 6a in the definitive guidebook and UKC!), but could not commit in a greasy condition in high temperature, then tried to climb down to do this route; a pebble I was holding to snapped and I fell off --- gutted. The rest was still somehow nerve-wrecking (and found a bit harder for the short), but went OK.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 15/Aug/10 with Gordon
Diggler - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with andyob, Calder
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Rob
Seymore Butt - 2010
buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 2010
Hidden - Dec/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/09
Boy - Nov/09 with Fiona Fullwood
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09
Definitely not E1! Very physical sort of climb, top traverse is a bit desperate.
RCrockford - 2nd - 19/Sep/09 with Mark D
Feckin hard for E1
Diggler - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with RCrockford
I hate this route.
chris sm - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/09 with Jon Pearson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/09
Coel Hellier - Lead - 24/May/09
Solid E2, was my first E2 lead and it was scary but awesome
williamsf1 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with rich buswell
quiffhanger - Lead - 2009
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/08 with MarkWesterman
Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/08
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/08 with Andy B, Hannah
Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/08 with Cragdog Al
morganator - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/08 with Greg Cunninghan
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08
Nicos - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with rich howels
NickHobbs - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with MikeT
Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Jon Winter
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/07
Mattyk - 2nd - 08/Sep/07 with Jamie Moss
Jimbo C - 2nd dog - 08/Sep/07
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/07
Hidden - 10/Jun/07
Hidden - TR - Jun/07
E2 in the new stanage guide! ha!
tom.e - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Pete
Didn't have the head to move above the tiny gear I had in the crack so down climbed for another day. Seemed hard for HVS.
featuresforfeet - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/07 with Ian R
Hidden - Lead - 04/Feb/07
Duncan I - 2007
Joe Costello - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/06
Quite a tricky one, almost fell off a couple of times!
MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Nick
Jack Symmons - Feb/06 with Chris T
Pete Graham - 2nd - 2006 with Tom Everett
?? lead ?
steveb2006 - Lead - 13/Nov/05 with Pete Carter
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/05
Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/05
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005
Smelly Fox - 2nd - Oct/04 with Gus Hudgins
cem - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/04 with Rod Strachan
Hidden - Solo O/S - 2004
NeilGriffiths - 27/Sep/03 with Simon Frost
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/03
Hidden - 2002
chris sm - 2nd dog - 19/May/01 with Dom Goodridge
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/01
ian caton - Lead O/S - 2001 with simon
Hidden - Lead dnf - 2000
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/99
cem - 2nd - 25/Apr/98 with Graham Dolman
Roget - Lead rpt - 26/Jan/97 with jon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/96
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1996 with kurt
nai - Lead - 1995
Hidden - Solo - 1993
Michael Hood - Lead - 03/May/92
WB - Lead O/S - 1992
Rich Kirby - Lead - 20/Oct/91
Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/91 with Colin Hughes
NickJH - Lead - Jul/90 with I Smith
Roget - 2nd O/S - 1989 with jim
Quite hard. Fail on Abacus and Nightmare
steveb2006 - Lead - 29/Dec/88 with Nigel Smart
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/88 with Dave Forster
BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various
sadams - Lead - Sep/87 with Mark Bonham
charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/87
Hidden - 12/Jun/86
Hidden - Apr/85
mark-abz - TR - 15/Nov/84
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 21/Jul/83 with Kim Greenald
Hidden - Lead - 24/May/81
Mark Kemball - Lead - 12/Aug/79 with Paul Clark