Rockfax Description
The fine twisting groove is one of the best routes on the crag though not all agree! The initial corner is the thrutchy crux for many, it is usually wedged and jammed facing right, though it can also be layback or even bridged, facing in or out! The midway ledge offers some respite then the upper bulging groove can be laybacked or bridged elegantly to easy ground. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding 1947

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Fraser hill-casey 29/May Lead G/U
mBob8 26/May Lead O/S

Fun route but I grovelled up the start, pretty slimy for jamming so bridged/laybacked it. Mike H on second even tried the outward-bridge..

greenclimb 22/May Lead rpt
AlexCib 14/May 2nd
matt1024 14/May Lead O/S
with Alex
petemeads 12/May Lead

Jamming/offwidth style, hardly any blood...

with Simon Perry
hotfeet 07/May Lead
agingerclimber 07/May TR dog

With rests, need to improve my technique on this to lead it. Should be able to lead next visit

strudles 06/May 2nd O/S
with Leo choi
leoch01 06/May Lead dog

Will have to come back and do it clean. First 5m pretty tricky after that it was pretty straight forward climbing. Some interesting throwing of a sling up to me.

dom94 04/May Lead O/S

Bridging at the start felt well tough, was a lot more secure once I stuck my leg in the crack.

MikeyP 04/May Lead
James Lowe 04/May Lead dnf

Absolutely desperate start. Will be back

besiix 04/May 2nd dog

Evil, smooth and hard to find a suitable spot to place protection at the start. Definitely the crux!

JOHNB-W 04/May Lead
with besiix
islandlynx 30/Apr Lead rpt

Led after sunset, with Amy seconding by torch light. Stemmed the initial groove, quite easy, but found it difficult to get back into the crack. I did top rope it on my first outdoor climbing trip in 2010.

joermann 22/Apr Lead
joe hallam 22/Apr 2nd
with andrew senior
patrickcd 20/Apr 2nd
with Ed
Nick Wallis 20/Apr 2nd rpt
with Martin Cooper
Barrie Schofield II 17/Apr Lead dog

Every now and then when you start thinking you're great, something comes along, slaps you in the face, and gives you a lesson in humility. Fell on the first section, try jamming next time.

tom_lewis89 17/Apr 2nd

Panted through the crux. Would not enjoy leading this.

Nafclimbsrocks 10/Apr Lead RP

What an absolute beast!!

Oldmanofsalford 10/Apr 2nd
with Nathan
Hidden 03/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr 2nd O/S
Hidden 20/Mar 2nd rpt
Felix la shat 19/Mar 2nd O/S
with Louis
Joe.Elliott1 12/Mar Lead
Dexter JW 28/Feb Lead G/U

Wet and poorly read. Very green and it ate up one of my nuts, props to whom ever can get it out!

with Dan Dry
dandry 27/Feb 2nd RP
Keith Swainson 13/Feb Lead rpt
with Georgie
Georgie25 13/Feb 2nd
Hidden ??/2016 -
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
dbrooks 16/Nov/15 Lead G/U

total battle through the first 4-5 metres, not done much off width climbing before and did not want to commit to getting in the crack, kept trying a technical bridging/smearing sequence and falling off just before the groove narrowed. Once I committed and got fully involved in the crack it went fine.

with Michael
ChrisBrooke 01/Nov/15 Lead rpt

As the warm up. Always a struggle at the best of times. Today no different.

with Duncan Bell
Hidden 31/Oct/15 2nd
dpovey 24/Oct/15 TR

Attempted the lead but couldn't quite thrutch enough, then top-roped clean. Will come back for the repeat lead.

with Tara
svdie 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd
Nick Russell 10/Oct/15 Solo rpt

Felt like righting a minor wrong in my logbook. A bit more wide crack cunning this time and, although still a struggle, it felt steady.

steveg 10/Oct/15 2nd
with Tanay
rushy11111918 08/Oct/15 TR
Sam McCarthy 04/Oct/15 Lead G/U
Martin Bagshaw 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Martin Weißmann
chrismadar 02/Oct/15 Lead dog

Start was incredibly desperate, tried the beta from some guy at the bottom and just kind of fell from the groove. Ended up bridging which was really cool. Shame one of the cams got stuck and spent the best part of an hour trying to get it out; perseverance is key!

with Daniela Maria
MarcinGobczynski ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
EC ?/Oct/15 -

Caver knee is the way

jon_gill1 26/Sep/15 Lead G/U

Slipped of laughing to much so started again and got it, found the start pretty desperate but the rest was a walk in the park!

with Louise Kennedy
The Reaper 26/Sep/15 Lead

Not my style at all. Lost it when rope jammed behind my knee and couldn't move upwards any more.

with frank mckenna
hipyhop 19/Sep/15 Lead dog

Slipped 2m off the ground and pulled back on

mishabruml 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Quality. proper udgey. bit greasy at the bottom from the sun all day, but the sunset while belaying was worth it

libby.southgate 19/Sep/15 2nd
esuddes 19/Sep/15 2nd
Paul Eckton 17/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with steve read
pete_naylor 09/Sep/15 Lead dog

The start is nails!

martinbettridge06 05/Sep/15 Lead
Col Kingshott 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Ian Saxton 05/Sep/15 2nd
with martin
Hidden ?/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Lead dog
Montecore 22/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Counting this as clean even though I had to sit on the rope to try (unsuccessfully) to get a jammed nut out, and then the heavens opened and I slipped off once due to wet rock. Would totally have got it clean otherwise... Laybacked up the first few meters which worked

with Ben Whittaker
bpw666 22/Aug/15 Lead dog

Made it to the top a case of perseverance and stubbornness triumphing over lack of skill and strength.

mike8331 20/Aug/15 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Aug/15 Lead dog
legbitme 15/Aug/15 2nd

much easier as a lay-back/ bridge.

with Keith Hague
Ian Hylands 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Bridged the bottom, which was tougher than expected. Good rest at the ledge, and then relatively straightforward (though not easy!) after that. Tiring for legs more than arms!

Griff1990 09/Aug/15 2nd dog
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead dnf
jsmcfarland 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Led this at the end of the day after doing loads of bouldering at the plantation (somehow). Not sure laybacking is even possible anymore. I thrutched the wide starting crack which felt just about okay, the rest of the route was easy. Lots of cams help (having a big one especially good for the start)

Scooter Young 04/Aug/15 Lead
Rob Rocket 04/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/15 Lead rpt
CaelanB 03/Aug/15 Lead dnf

It would seem scotland doesn't educate you in the art of gritstone wide cracks.

with Sachi
Lukem6 02/Aug/15 Lead rpt
JamesMarsh 02/Aug/15 TR dog
with Danny Krall, Luke Mansfield
Jenny Monkey 02/Aug/15 2nd
Frances Bensley 25/Jul/15 Lead RP
TonyB 25/Jul/15 2nd
with TobyA
TobyA 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with TonyB
callumbtaylor 14/Jul/15 2nd β
FlavioL1989 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
rajeshwarbisht 12/Jul/15 2nd dog
with Flavio
tomwright1509 08/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Lead
MartF 05/Jul/15 2nd

Led by Matt

with Stu Spencer, Matt
kez1 ?/Jul/15 2nd dog
with dale tomkinson, Andrew Boardman
Ian Clare ?/Jul/15 Lead
Emma Parkin 25/Jun/15 -
rooftops 21/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 18/Jun/15 2nd
Senna 09/Jun/15 Lead β
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
MSchobitz 03/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Calum Wadsworth 03/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Great route, felt a lot harder than I was expecting!

with micki
cmars89 30/May/15 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
harry_lewis 23/May/15 Solo O/S

nice route, super polished though unfortunately

with Matt, Yumeya
Dan Hostford 23/May/15 Solo O/S
KeenClimber 21/May/15 Lead
phildawson 15/May/15 2nd RP

Absoluley brutal start. we swapped leads every couple of attempts gradually getting higher. After the initial section of wide crack it gets pretty easy.

with Sam Howell
John Nuttall 13/May/15 Lead
with Rory
ashtond6 10/May/15 2nd

really hard

robblowen 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Didn't enjoy this anywhere near as much as expected, bit of a let down! Maybe the wrong day for it.

adam 24 02/May/15 Lead O/S
Stuart Johnston 02/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/15 -
Hidden 26/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Apr/15 Lead rpt
David Sherratt 25/Apr/15 2nd
Dr Toph 24/Apr/15 Solo rpt
with Emily
Tim Harper 21/Apr/15 2nd dog

Had to rest half way up the first section as arms were too tired.

Nick_Merriman 21/Apr/15 Lead

Gets easier as the climb progresses... The bottom section for me was all about getting a left knee jammed into the crack until the top of the bottom section! Had to sit on gear at the top of the bottom section. Take lots of little cams!

Tom Redmond 21/Apr/15 2nd O/S

completely faiiled to lead it!! felt nails bridging it, so followed luke up it! good route

with luke dudhil
oread 19/Apr/15 2nd
Matt77 18/Apr/15 Lead G/U

Finally. Glad to eventually get this clean! Took a few falls on the initial section, which I lay backed. Bloomin' hard work.

with Ben Williams
jimbonfire 13/Apr/15 Lead
with TT
tebs 07/Apr/15 2nd
with Aidan
Hidden 06/Apr/15 Lead
the power 05/Apr/15 Lead G/U

Very like flailing your penis with nettles

with Andy
Andy Peak 1 05/Apr/15 2nd

The most attractive climb in the area:-)

with phill ukc
ned_85 20/Mar/15 2nd
with Jason
julesmckim 08/Mar/15 2nd rpt
with Martin Dolan
AlexRenshaw 07/Mar/15 2nd
with Martin, Jules McKim
jamesb101 21/Feb/15 TR O/S
Hidden 21/Feb/15 TR dog
Stroppy 04/Jan/15 Lead RP

Slipped off the bottom section a few times

Sam Husband 03/Jan/15 2nd dog

Feet popped out whilst laybacking, was surprissed, quite polished or just not very gritty for gritstone!

with Ed
Canyak ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 -
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
SJPowderham1 ??/2015 -
adie84 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
clanger ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
ralphio 03/Dec/14 Lead O/S

Bridged all the way. Not as hard as I thought it would be.

with Simon
Sam Simpson 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S


Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd dog
dan_blair87 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
BillyRidal 29/Oct/14 Lead

A route for old school bearded trad climbers. I'm not this so I struggled up the start lay backing. Still don't like crack climbs...

JHC 19/Oct/14 Lead
with Adam
Binder 18/Oct/14 2nd dog

After failing to lead it.

with Dave M
Binder 18/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Only managed to get a few metres off the ground. Really struggled.

with Dave M
ian d f 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Liz F
Dizz 12/Oct/14 2nd


with Ian F
Jack93 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Ellie Fuller 11/Oct/14 Lead G/U

3rd attempt. Awesome climb, unlike anything else! Bridged all the way.

with Jack Knight
benkelsey 10/Oct/14 2nd rpt

previously bridged so thrutched this time.

with rory wadsworth, Shaun Humphreys
jon22 05/Oct/14 Lead
with Neil Griffith
Hidden 04/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Dan Vaj 03/Oct/14 2nd RP

Bridged is best!

with Khalid
khalidq 03/Oct/14 Lead β
ruairidhwad ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Shaun Humphreys, Ben Kelsey
WayneR ?/Oct/14 2nd dog
nick ferro 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S

hmmm... used knee jam, it worked but was quite a work out. Ed this is one for you! ;)

with Sean Chu
Hidden 28/Sep/14 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 13/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Calum harvey
Hidden 13/Sep/14 Lead rpt
DaveCoates 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S
joe king 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with steve pettit
Alex@home 07/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
steveP 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Bridged at the bottom - nice!

greenclimb 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Sarah
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/14 2nd dog
giuly 16/Aug/14 2nd dog
with Xose' Portela
David Mayers 12/Aug/14 2nd
with Stuart Howard
Dickon151 10/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Tom Last 08/Aug/14 Lead dnf

So continues my run of failure on HVS+ grooves.

with Billy
Hidden 16/Jul/14 2nd dog
Gary Coggon 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Left leg and hip were (battered) key until could scamper off up the finger crack. Sorry about the walkabout-Friend faff when you came to second, Andy. 3rd days cragging and 2nd lead of the year.

Mark Salter 15/Jul/14 Lead
with Gareth Lewis, Chris Shorrock
DWebs 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
zadurrani 12/Jul/14 Lead β

loss of concentration on the hard first section resulted in a fall on a big cam, tenuous bridging

reima 07/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Niamh
Dkoi 06/Jul/14 2nd
with nick, tom lewis
Hidden 06/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tom_lewis89 06/Jul/14 TR
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
manwithacam 21/Jun/14 2nd

having bridged it before decided to thrutch it. THink bridging is easier but scarier. What a great route, surely right at the tippity top of the grade.

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 21/Jun/14 Lead β
john max 17/Jun/14 2nd
with Trevor Wilson
alooker 01/Jun/14 Lead

Knee jam slipped on the first section, shame. Just grade it as 'grit HVS' and everyone will know what it means.

mrteale 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with alook
barneytrubble ?/Jun/14 2nd
Jenni Lees 31/May/14 2nd

Climbed third, after Lee.

with Lee Dean, Mark Dean
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd
john_ni 20/May/14 Lead
with Mick Sissons (PCC)
Hidden 20/May/14 2nd
dashby 19/May/14 2nd

Wow! What a fight that was! Feel well chuffed I 2nd' it!

Hidden 18/May/14 2nd RP
quickdrawmcraw 18/May/14 Lead
with hannah
Alex Hallam 15/May/14 Lead O/S

Can't believe how many people are unenthused because its hard work and 5a? Climb outside more (jamming) and 5a will start to feel like 5a. Still hard work. Classic.

Hidden 15/May/14 2nd
CragDog 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/14 Lead O/S
j.buckley87 02/May/14 2nd dog
ianjfsutcliffe 28/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Jonny
etrillaud 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
LDJ 16/Apr/14 Lead
with Oscar, Alfie, Lou
Matt Marsh 15/Apr/14 2nd
with Aiden Gandy
AshBash 10/Apr/14 Lead dnf
alp79 31/Mar/14 2nd dog

Not going to do this route again.

ashtond6 31/Mar/14 Lead rpt

stupid route really! harder work than regents street!!!

Matt Groom 31/Mar/14 Lead
martinov 29/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Radoslav Savov
amccann 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Joel B
adamwesthead 13/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Hoult
Julesthe1st 09/Mar/14 Lead RP
with Guy
marcduhig 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Green and horrid!

with Tony L
Hidden 03/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 01/Mar/14 2nd RP
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Teappleby 26/Feb/14 Lead

Easy bottom crack, one slightly harder/long move on the upper section. great route though!

Matthew Ferrier 26/Feb/14 2nd
MartinPL 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
adambaker ??/2014 2nd
jcw ??/2014 -
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
pearson9596 ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
dynoseb ??/2014 2nd dog
marconi 22/Dec/13 Lead

team effort with Chris Palmer

Palmer 22/Dec/13 Lead dnf
JHiley 17/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Found the offwidth really tough. The top half is easy.

with Sarah
sdixon 17/Dec/13 2nd
Ollie B 14/Dec/13 Lead O/S
with T.Ripley
LJC 16/Nov/13 Lead
with Theo
Matt Harle 10/Nov/13 Lead rpt
BLodge 10/Nov/13 2nd
kyaizawa 09/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Tom McCabe, Rob Mora, Becky Lodge
Tom McCabe 09/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with Rebecca Lodge, Ky Aizawa
gazfellows 09/Nov/13 Lead

Finally ! 3time lucky. Surely 5b ?

with Nic
ACK 09/Nov/13 2nd
fuzzysheep01 01/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Harry Bowyer
Hidden 01/Oct/13 Lead β
Jules Lane 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S

First part seemed ok, with a sort of left leg jam in the crack and right foot mostly on the wall to the right. Middle section still tough, but easier.

with Mynydd Al
kiks 28/Sep/13 Lead
with Joe, Dave
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Kuzma 28/Sep/13 Lead RP
with Lorenzo
The Celt 22/Sep/13 2nd dog

1st ever climbing outdoors.with my friend who pushed me hard on three classic lines.No better way to be introduced to trad then be introduced to Goliath's Groove ill remember it well and will surely climb it again. The beginning I started lay back then near the tight section of the crack I foot jammed the rest and then managed to get on the ledge after alot of screaming and heavy breathing.I then rested on the ledge,the next half was not that hard just bridging felt nice and relaxed and the finger crack was superb for lay backs.A hard fun route.

Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd dog
lisaboldini 22/Sep/13 Lead dog

The off width start gave me my money's worth. Lots of swearing & grunting, placed too much gear, took twice. The top crack was fun, but still difficult after the bottom struggle fest. Got the top clean. Bruised shoulder from that one!

Paul-Michael 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Paul Nurse
Dan Bates 20/Sep/13 -
David Kay 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead G/U
Moritz L 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
dr_botnik 10/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Tried it the thrutchy way this time, felt harder but more secure

with Mackie
thetradlad 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ClareG 07/Sep/13 2nd

Really hard work! Second half had some nice moves on it, have gathered a few bruises from the first half!

dionisys ?/Sep/13 Lead


andy.smythe ?/Sep/13 2nd
DavidPC 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Tough struggle to start followed by nice holds in the crack.

with Matt Kempson
althesin 26/Aug/13 Lead dnf

spanked by the bottom.

kim.mulji 17/Aug/13 Lead β

The crux is getting up the first 3m. I bridged for England up that! Straightforward after that.

with Joe
Pero 15/Aug/13 2nd
Reedymc 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

brilliant climbing easier than it looks but the start is the crux!

Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
Stanners 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Required an immense amount of effort!

with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
JamesRich 10/Aug/13 2nd dog

Gutted because I thought I was doing quite well on the initial crack when my foot popped out.

Quarryboy 10/Aug/13 2nd dog

Leg got really grated in the crack so decided to take it out and just bridge, which in hindsight was a bad idea as I fell off. Think the worst part was that some old guy started telling me how to climb it and then when it was his turn pissed up it. Well I guess that's just old skool routes for you.

mjackson 06/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead
Lotoni ?/Jul/13 Lead dog

fell twice going from bridging to jamming in the starting corner (first two falls on nuts)

elyben 30/Jun/13 2nd
jordan taylor 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S
gd303uk 26/Jun/13 2nd rpt

A brilliant route, your lungs know they have worked hard after this. Bridged nearly all of it.

with David Greenald
Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd RP
Andy Peak 1 24/Jun/13 Lead

Two runers at the top the solo is cuming

Albachoss 22/Jun/13 Solo O/S

Brilliant fun

Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Jun/13 2nd dog
hlegge 16/Jun/13 Lead RP

Fell off the first move really irritatingly, but then climbed it all in one go. Lay-backed the first section leaning right, which got pretty hard but was more elegant than thrutching it.

with Dan Gyi
DanielGyi 15/Jun/13 2nd O/S
lanc23 14/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/13 Lead
treg 08/Jun/13 2nd

Knee and arm bars turn to foot jams and finger locks with smears on the right face. Pretty hard to fall off this way, but what a thrash. The top section is very pleasant. Interesting route, but I'm not sure I'd give it top 50 a la Rockfax.

with Bird
CurlyStevo ?/Jun/13 Lead

Didn't find it easy but a clean lead. Not technically hard but a bit of a battle on the initial crack.

with Rob
professorcobra ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
joemallia 31/May/13 2nd rpt
khalidq 31/May/13 Lead dnf

Tried to bridge. Didn't work. Will have to jam it next time.

Alex Thompson 25/May/13 Lead O/S

Lead after Nic's pitiful performance. Only one awkward pull by laybacking. Made to ab to retrieve my gear...

rocktigger 25/May/13 Lead O/S
with Emma, Ben, Clare
joe1joe1joe2 25/May/13 2nd β

Phil lead it successfully. Crux is definitely at the beginning. Burly

with Phillip Wright
Hardonicus 25/May/13 2nd
phillipwright 25/May/13 Lead O/S

so polished

Hidden 19/May/13 Lead rpt
Peakpdr 19/May/13 -

Awsome route...

tebs 10/May/13 Lead O/S
with Rich, Burns
Jake Young 06/May/13 Lead O/S

Best route of the day :D

with Laura
lbarras 06/May/13 2nd O/S
with jake
Petar Samkov 06/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd
Hidden 04/May/13 Lead O/S
Ciderslider 03/May/13 Lead O/S

Got this one clean onsight on my first day of trad since Oct last year - well chuffed !!! What a struggle though and made the mistake of racking all the gear I needed on my left, doh! Thought that the top bulge was gonna be a path and was so knackered I came very close to falling off. First Grit HVS onsight - get in !!!!!! PS I got a Camalot 4 well and truly stuck it the bottom groove :-(

John Nuttall 01/May/13 Lead
with Coel
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ?/May/13 2nd
with Benno Wagner
Guy Wilson 26/Apr/13 -
with Plum, Gavin Moy
Hidden 26/Apr/13 Lead
stuart34 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Rob84 20/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Jenko, Stu Inchley
gmatthew 15/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Jonas H ?/Apr/13 2nd
ewan.davies 04/Mar/13 TR
MichaelGallimore 04/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Udged and jammed

with Whiskey tom, Andy Hawkins
rosyvivien 04/Mar/13 TR dnf
with Caitlin, Ewan Davies
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Lead O/S
leowestland ?/Feb/13 Lead
chris ginge ??/2013 -
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
samt ??/2013 -
Phil Blue ??/2013 Lead RP
greglad ??/2013 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2013 -
Fraser hill-casey ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 27/Dec/12 2nd rpt
joeflan 29/Nov/12 Lead dog
Nick Russell 27/Oct/12 Lead dog

What a struggle! Perhaps I should get stuck in and grovel the start next time, rather than bridging... Top end HVS

alastairbegley 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
migs493 20/Oct/12 2nd β

HVS Challenge - Doesn't get any easier!!

with LO
philhilo 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Decided to do this classic after bouldering for a couple of hours. Bottom 8m hard graft - 5b. Glad to get small cam in the thin crack at the top of the offwidth.

with james
g1m147 14/Oct/12 2nd
with Mick.
dr_botnik 08/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Joe, Graham
Steven Andrews 07/Oct/12 Lead

yes, ok, my bridging attempt a couple of years back was stupid. This definitely a lay back! Great route.

Laurence Cowton 07/Oct/12 2nd

Tried to lead it but fell off while bridging the first section. Maybe laybacking would have been a better idea.

with Vince
tmaciel 07/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd dog
Dino Dave 16/Sep/12 Lead
with Dad
Tdavy01 08/Sep/12 Lead
Rickrick 08/Sep/12 2nd
Montecore 02/Sep/12 2nd dog
with Joris Roulleau
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Matt250 02/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd rpt
charley 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led the second half after Jack's valiant (& epic) effort getting to the ledge. As my knee had just recovered from a previous off-width experience, I decided to layback the bottom.

with JackD
Jackwd 01/Sep/12 Lead dnf

Aided my way up it, pathetic.

SteWatkins ?/Sep/12 -
JamieSparkes 28/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Nick
Nick1812P 28/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Fragmod 20/Aug/12 Lead
dan gibson 20/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Aug/12 2nd
Brannock 10/Aug/12 Lead RP

Hot, humid, midgy day, not best day for this really, bottom grove very sweaty and slippery.

Dr Toph 08/Aug/12 Solo O/S

best route I have found on stanage so far

DaveFidler 05/Aug/12 Lead RP

Stupid climb! Far too hard for how it looks. Actually very good. Flopped off first go. Mum and Anna did a mix of the Coign and the crack.

with Anna
Hidden 05/Aug/12 2nd dog
farkas.time 29/Jul/12 Lead RP

man did we ever fuck this shit up

Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
angie 26/Jul/12 TR
hotfeet 25/Jul/12 2nd
with Austen Moulding
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 2nd
SteveJCox ?/Jul/12 2nd β
with Tom Cox
Sebastien Gastaud 19/Jun/12 Lead dog

Very strong and unpleasant begining, even tho it is easily protected. Tim and I both swore enough to make Courtney Love blush, all the way up the first ledge. Second half was very pleasant to climb. Top 50 if you're a masochist in my opinion!

tigertim 19/Jun/12 2nd
Haydn Jones 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with deacon, duncan, ed morris
Ed morris 18/Jun/12 Lead RP

One fall from trying to avoid jamming.

cameron_hall 10/Jun/12 TR dnf

Got midged off after the first few metres.

Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Tom Doldon 10/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Im sure I bridged the start first time but this time was done more of a knee jam thrutch

with John Doldon
Vincej 04/Jun/12 2nd
Ewano 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Bottom crack is dead fun. Probably top end 5a, but not 5b.

pete1993 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Great bottom crack and just kept on getting better the further up the route

Lukem6 29/May/12 Lead rpt

bridge up the start, slow and steady but great, erm... fun!?

Hidden 29/May/12 2nd
Oceanic 26/May/12 -
tonanf 16/May/12 Lead dog
with deacon
Haydn Jones 16/May/12 2nd O/S
with tonanf
pelvoux 13/May/12 2nd dog

First climb of the day, slipped and fell. Still pain in my knee and thigh for trying to stuck my left leg in the off-width. Hardest HVS 5A I remember

with Alex
tim.fairhall 13/May/12 Lead dog
with Tommy
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead dnf
Mhairi G 12/May/12 2nd
with Patrick
Pat-H 12/May/12 Lead dog
with don, mhairi
Rob Jarratt 05/May/12 2nd

Bridged the start which made it quite easy.A perfect Gritstone line.

with Pete Carter
Alex the Alex ?/May/12 Lead dnf

I have been more knackered from 2ft of failed climbing...

hoggy90 24/Apr/12 2nd
timmyhobby 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
rurp 17/Apr/12 Lead rpt

cold, 3 degs and wet hard

Hidden 16/Apr/12 2nd dog
deacondeacon 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S
mattpw 15/Apr/12 2nd dog

Fell while attempting to layback start, changed to hand and leg jams. No falls after this. Worth re-trying on lead.

mattshort 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Macleod 14/Apr/12 Lead
with Mehmet
garry smith 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
R0bbie 11/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Kirill 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S


cem 01/Apr/12 2nd rpt
Fragmod 25/Mar/12 2nd
will_benfold 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
mes32 25/Mar/12 2nd dog

My first experience of offwidths - not feeling the love. Top half a doddle.

ChrisBrooke 25/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with James Linford
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead β
elbeanio 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Tom Seccombe 16/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
ldadams ?/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Nigel
tim exley ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S

fantastic route! hard part has to be in the first groove

Andy Peak 1 21/Feb/12 -

lead on a shunt whith a big cam as the bottom anker!

Dave 88 15/Jan/12 Lead rpt

Amazing climb. Got the first groove on 3rd try, so can't claim the on-sight. Livid! Fantastic bridging, no idea how people layback it. Couldn't have done it at all without glen yelling "don't worry about gear just get a f*cking move on!!". That's top belaying!

wi11 13/Jan/12 Solo O/S

At night. It started snowing

with Marcus, Nat
matt perks ??/2012 -
climb the peak ??/2012 Lead dog
whitehouse_rhys ??/2012 Lead

polished start but really nice route!

matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
admackie ??/2012 -
Nevil ??/2012 Lead
with Vince
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Vincej ??/2012 2nd
with Nevil
Hidden ??/2012 2nd
Hidden 07/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Nov/11 2nd
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Stuart Wildman 06/Nov/11 Lead dog
with Adam Whittaker
stefano_nunes ?/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Jack.H.92 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bencoope 16/Oct/11 -
Jbw 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S

A bit thrutchy at the bottom, although that's probably down to my bad jamming technique. The upper sections provide excellent jams and the bomber placements

nickevens 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with tom green
tomwheeler 16/Oct/11 2nd
brockers 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt

loved it just as much as the first time I did it. Just an awesome route!

Heggie 15/Oct/11 Lead
with Jason Maunder
odox 15/Oct/11 2nd dog
roofus 15/Oct/11 2nd dog
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
arthurraffle98 02/Oct/11 2nd
with Tim Raffle
monkeyman79 29/Sep/11 2nd rpt

Tried to Layback on lead and got spat off. Hard start and the hardest 5a moves I've ever done. Once you get to the good hand crack it flows like a dream.

with David Edmondson
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Jonny Nick 24/Sep/11 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Viki 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead dog
Hidden 22/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Chi Cheng 22/Sep/11 Lead RP

Fell off the bottom (All most decked). Got back on and finished it ground up.

riff156 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Laura Potter
MartinPL 11/Sep/11 Lead rpt

second try, unexpected falling in first try :)

Mowglee 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Ali, Arnaud
Richard P Coates 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S

elCap powerfully wrestled the start with a knee jam and layback, with the security of a top rope I bridged. Excellent route

with Frank, ianjfsutcliffe
ianjfsutcliffe 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S


with Coatesy, Big Frank
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
gavster2405 ?/Sep/11 -
andyjirvin 30/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Jammed up to place initial cam, then down climbed to start, rested, and bridged all they way. Quite delicate and scary bridging but great fun, after the initial section it becomes mostly easy, one more thoughtful move and then all over. With AB.

Graeme Gilchrist 27/Aug/11 2nd β

harder start than expected couldnt quite get the start on lead is it a layback a jam or a chimney. killed my legs but fun.

with andy blohm
spragglerocks 22/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Adrian Berry
Dave Foster 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Hard work and not that enjoyable.

with Si
ojp 21/Aug/11 2nd
with Dave
tgeh 17/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 17/Aug/11 Lead O/S

really good fun but hard work, one of my favourite HVS's to date

cmars89 14/Aug/11 Lead
with Pete Duckworth
jalien 13/Aug/11 2nd RP

Start felt hard, not used to smearing like that

Bry 13/Aug/11 2nd β
with Sarah Harrison
Bry 13/Aug/11 Lead dnf
with Sarah Harrison
Hidden 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
George Nichols 30/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Hopeless failure. Slipped trying to bridge first section. Went up leg-jamming to retrieve gear, much easier. Re-try this when I'm feeling stronger.

with Beren Roy, Craig Rice
tomjagger 30/Jul/11 Lead dnf
with Matt Cooke
Jonesy_A 26/Jul/11 2nd dog
with NJSharp
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 23/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead dog
peaker16 10/Jul/11 Lead
tompilgrem 20/Jun/11 2nd
with Dad
bobpilgrem 20/Jun/11 Lead O/S

You need to work hard to keep right foot in contact with wall-found this to be the key to success.Decent wires in top section of initial off-width.

with Bob/Tom
Hidden 20/Jun/11 Lead
Tony Ryland 20/Jun/11 2nd
Jim Slater 18/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Finally climbed it clean, really enjoyed it this time.

Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead β
peaker16 02/Jun/11 TR
robman 31/May/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/May/11 2nd
Hidden 20/May/11 Lead
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 01/May/11 2nd rpt
adamjeffs 01/May/11 2nd O/S
BrettB 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with tomas
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd dog
Hidden 29/Apr/11 Lead dog
Kevin Robert Jones 27/Apr/11 2nd dnf
Hidden 25/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Will_Maxwell 23/Apr/11 Lead RP
with Rafael Pena
brynmays 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
brynmays 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
brynmays 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
kyebrooks 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
rustaldo 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S

that is one horrible offwidth at the start..

tomthecoolperson 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ben 250
ben_250 20/Apr/11 2nd β
with Tom
pog100 17/Apr/11 2nd
with Dave Smith, Cath Walton
bennevis 16/Apr/11 2nd dog
with Jon
Hidden 16/Apr/11 2nd β
chris wyatt 15/Apr/11 Lead RP

failed on this on a hot day last year. Nice to get it but still not straightforward

with steve tree
Goose4 13/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Sam Davis, Tom Adams
JRae 12/Apr/11 Lead dog

Cams on the left. Doh!

with Molly G
RossT 12/Apr/11 Lead
with Andrew Edwards
matthewjames 11/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/11 2nd
GraMc 11/Apr/11 Lead dog

foot slipped off briding the offwidth at the start got it clean second go

Reaver2k 11/Apr/11 Lead
masa-alpin 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Years after my first ascent, which was my first HVS onsight, today I felt it to be still precarious, intimidating and exciting! Excellent route.

with Michelle A
Bargate_Champ 09/Apr/11 2nd
jack adams 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
al123 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S

laybacked it with my gear on my right hand side after trying to jam it which made it pretty hard work for gear.

Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Olli-C 02/Apr/11 Lead RP

:( that off-width is confusing, the top bit is awesome. Slipped down the off-width near the top of it, lowered to the ground got some energy and sent it yo-yo style

Rachel Slater 02/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Peter Rhodes 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kate Rhodes
Climber1806 28/Mar/11 Lead RP
with Max Edwards
stvredmond 26/Mar/11 Lead

not so much climbing but more thrutching. the old knee jam is an essential technique to master before havina go at this :P

Helnorris 26/Mar/11 2nd

Interesting climb. A knee and leg jamming struggle. But good fun.

explodingsprouts 25/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Bridging style - very scary, but awesome!

with Ev
RagingSphere 23/Mar/11 2nd dog
with Andrew RC
Kyuzo 20/Mar/11 -
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 12/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Laurence Everitt 06/Mar/11 Lead RP

had a miserable time in 2010 when i first tried this, got it eventually with cocky, such a tough route.

adam coxsell 06/Mar/11 2nd
Jonas Paulsson 03/Mar/11 Lead dog

First route on grit for me. Messed up the starting crack, damn!

with Robin Dahlberg
Steeve ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S

brutal, forgot to protect it properly.

with jake
thekendo 29/Jan/11 2nd
MeMeMe ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
paul79 ??/2011 -
Bob Windsor ??/2011 -
with Harry Salisbury
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Bob ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
Gareth H ??/2011 -
barni ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Glyn
rurp ??/2011 Lead O/S
Luke_G ??/2011 Lead O/S

Beautiful route- but did use a size 4 cam at the bottom, so the first bit was a little less scary than it would have originally been.

with Jonathan Sisman
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
pigeonslipper ??/2011 Lead
kingjam ??/2011 Lead
mhawk 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/10 2nd dog
john lynch 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Neil Elmore
andy_e 31/Oct/10 TR O/S
Batt 30/Oct/10 2nd

Feet left and out of crack quite far left, left hand sort of laybacking and right pushing off right face near aręte. Strange but seemed to work!

Lumbering Oaf 30/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Andrew Sloan 24/Oct/10 Lead rpt

Bridged the start and only just made it! Rest of route ok.

busdriver 21/Oct/10 2nd

Thrutshy start but great and hard

with Neil
Hidden 17/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead
hrgcb 17/Oct/10 Lead
tlmarjot 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Chris Todd, Ben Lea
kevp 12/Oct/10 Lead
pipof747 05/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hardonicus 25/Sep/10 Lead dnf

Back again for a beating. Got more progress using left leg in method this time. Not far off...

with nick a
Hidden 25/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead rpt
Alex Winter 17/Sep/10 2nd rpt
tigertim 17/Sep/10 Lead RP

Bloody tussle with the bruises and scrapes to show for it. Got knee stuck. Whose idea of fun is this? Lovely upper section though.

edmitchell 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S

jammed the lower crux, adam bridged it

Adam Booth 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
jaimer 12/Sep/10 Lead dog
max_chan 04/Sep/10 2nd dog
with Phil PCC
ben_250 03/Sep/10 Lead β
with Andrew
Hidden 02/Sep/10 Lead dog
inuklm 28/Aug/10 -
stephenhartley 23/Aug/10 2nd
with Aiden
Normclimber 17/Aug/10 Lead

Felt sick after the first 20 foot thrutch. Adopted the stick-as-much-in-the-crack-as-possible approach. Seemed to work. Great route. Can't believe I haven't done it sooner. Oh yes. I know. I've avoiding it for 20 years!

with Mel
Hidden 17/Aug/10 2nd
John Lewis 15/Aug/10 Lead dog

1st HVS one Fall, Went right back and finished it, should have done it clean.

with Richard
Giles1 10/Aug/10 Lead
JamieSparkes 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Mr. K 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

My forth ever HVS and the third this weekend. Felt pretty steady the whole way up, placed gear in the upper finger crack and downclimbed for a rest at the ledge before blasting to the top. I've been staring longingly up at this line for years so it feels amazing to have climbed it in good style. I thought the upper section was harder than the lower.

Matt Bill Platypus 08/Aug/10 2nd RP

Fell off the first crack and landed on the ledge. Then went up again clean.

with Kyle
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
mackay780 ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
brices 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Gareth Bowen 25/Jul/10 TR dog

The start is a truth fest, but the top half is lovely.

with Tom Moores
James Moyle 25/Jul/10 -
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead β
Diggler 24/Jul/10 Lead dog

Thought I would do this for first route of the day as a warm up!!!!!! Stupid Stupid Stupid Tried the start 3 times and then exploded. Thruchy as they come I have climbed easier E2s!!!!

willson 24/Jul/10 2nd
with ben
Hardonicus 24/Jul/10 Lead dnf

Jesus wept. Tried to bridge elegantly to glory. Result? Shaking like a shitting dog trying to get small cam in higher up. A siege my me and Nick resulted in fleeing with our tails between our legs. Next time I will be going old school and getting my knee wedged in there...

with nick a
Calder 24/Jul/10 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/10 Lead O/S
John Elliott 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Doug Allen, Kieran O'sullivan
John Elliott 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Doug Allen, Kieran O'sullivan
Hidden 19/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/10 Lead
Oliver Houston 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 08/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Nick Van Coffee, Richard Toon
Lukem6 06/Jul/10 TR O/S

Really good climb hardest bit was towards the bottom

with jamie taylor, dennis janisse
dennis janisse 06/Jul/10 TR
with lm610
Paul Eckton 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/10 Lead RP
roberto18 30/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/10 2nd
James Oakes 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Conrad, Andy Lawrence
hang_about 19/Jun/10 2nd dog

rested on rope to retrieve gear - bottom half unbelievably fierce (thrutching). Top half beautiful bridging.

Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S
KateBolton 13/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Blimey, the first section climbing the crack is a bit grouchy (thanks Nic!). An easy finish if you can feel your fingers or have any skin left on knees and elbows. Tom opted for facing the crack and jamming, I went for laying against the main wall with the crack on my left. Either way it way we both made some progress up and then a small slip down till we got to the top.

Guy Atkinson 04/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Olly Galvin
Hidden 26/May/10 2nd rpt
Lumbering Oaf 23/May/10 Lead RP

Have started this climb before but fell off near the top of the first part 'cause I lost my nerve. Beasted it this time around.

spragglerocks 23/May/10 2nd RP
Hidden 23/May/10 TR
simeclimb68 16/May/10 Lead O/S

damn it's sustained

Andy Peak 1 07/May/10 Lead
with Gary ordish matt olson
Hidden 01/May/10 Lead
fionaholt ?/May/10 2nd
with jonny
ed edwards ?/May/10 Lead O/S
craig naylor 28/Apr/10 2nd
with nick
oliverthomp 28/Apr/10 Lead
with Craig Naylor
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
fennerz 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jon
Lumbering Oaf 24/Apr/10 Lead dnf

'll have another go when feeling stronger! Damn it, the start is hard!

Pown 20/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead RP
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
jubolo 16/Apr/10 2nd dog
with JIm
Lawrie Brand 13/Apr/10 2nd O/S
jfmchivall 13/Apr/10 Lead O/S
bnewman 12/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Probably the hardest HVS 5a I've ever done. Sublime.

with Amelia
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
Falko 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Steve, Al W.
rob askew 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd dog
Phil West 10/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 10/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Very awkward start bridge then dont forget the foot hold on the left.

with Phil West
vanderz 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
vanderz 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 04/Apr/10 Lead O/S
rob.s22 ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Thought it looked easy, did in approach shoes, jamming feet more comfortable, definitely not easy.

with G.F
tom.e 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Malcolm
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
manwithacam 21/Mar/10 Lead

great to do this. Had decided wanted to bridge it and did so thru bottom crux, but scary and hard to clip insitu nut. Alot easier after that. Hard HVS I reckon

with Sarah
Mike Goldthorp 14/Mar/10 Solo O/S

interesting solo

clukins 14/Mar/10 Lead RP

Fantastic route. Initial corner is a real battle, rest of the climb has superb finger jams and laybacking.

owain86 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 13/Mar/10 Lead
Andy Peak 1 07/Mar/10 Lead
31770 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Richard Draisy
pete87abs 03/Mar/10 2nd RP

should have got it on the lead

rclarke 02/Mar/10 2nd dog
dj_brigham05 02/Mar/10 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Mar/10 2nd rpt
rikbattye ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/10 -
ldavies87 23/Feb/10 2nd
with Sam
rob1 ??/2010 Lead β
with Alex Wellings
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
basvdploeg ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
nickmattia ??/2010 Lead β

Get your knee in the frigger.

sean0409 ??/2010 Lead O/S

easy lay back and it was too hot for archangel

with dad
Sean Evans ??/2010 Lead dnf

fell from top of lower crack, no gear in. Landed feet first next to second. Crumpled in a heap but remaining energy then catapulted me horizontally onto ground from about 4ft. landed flat, winded badly and smacked chin on ground. teeth banged together sounding like a gunshot. people ran up thinking i'd cracked my head!

RM199 ??/2010 Lead dog

1 rest

Steve Lenartowicz ??/2010 Lead
with Clare
jonnybull ??/2010 Lead RP
with Kunal
Hidden 13/Dec/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Dec/09 -
Hidden 15/Nov/09 2nd
Hidden 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead
lrandall 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Brutal starting crack. Not sure what 'style' of ascent I used for those first 5 metres, but it weren't pretty. Great climb.

Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead β
fuzzyfelthead 29/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead RP
peaches69 17/Oct/09 Lead dog

rested at the jammed cam bout 4m up, the startis really awkward!!!!!

with sarah
ojp 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Robin
Dr Caterpillar 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

awesome start!

disturbed_one51 13/Oct/09 Lead
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 13/Oct/09 2nd
Simon Caldwell 10/Oct/09 Lead β

Rob led, then pulled the ropes and I led mainly on Rob's gear. My sort of route - thrutchy rather than technical!

with Rob, Carmen
lithos 10/Oct/09 Lead

ground up after an unexpected ejection from a very greasy layback. I choose to jam and thrutch it next go. much entertainment !

with carmen
dycotiles 10/Oct/09 Lead RP
with Steph, Mel
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead G/U
Cake 04/Oct/09 2nd

Amazing. I wish I'd led it

with Matt
kenneM ?/Oct/09 Lead
with Booby Hewitt
Jim Slater 27/Sep/09 Lead dog

Fell - foot slipped unexpectedly on top crack

with Eric, Mark Mercer
wil_perry 26/Sep/09 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Sep/09 TR dog
Hidden 16/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/09 Lead dnf
philboy 15/Sep/09 2nd
with matt g
dan gibson 14/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with helen gibson
Helen Gibson 14/Sep/09 Lead

feel like a real rock climber now!

with dan
Jon Dittman 13/Sep/09 Lead

Opted for the jamming technique which wasn't too bad once I had my feet jammed in the crack. Very strenuous though. Not my cup of tea.

Mattyk 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Pretty good, not as amazing as the hype suggests. laybacked my way up it, used sir camalot at the bottom which helped. nearly came off bottom but just hung on. Ace lookign line

with Jo, Ali K, Jamie Moss
RFWilkie 12/Sep/09 Lead dnf
victim of mathematics 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Jaime
brockers 06/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/09 2nd
Shad ?/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Solo O/S
tcfield 22/Aug/09 Lead
JEP 18/Aug/09 2nd
with Steve Bowker
Hidden 12/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Aug/09 Lead dog
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Jonathan Hall 28/Jul/09 Lead
with Tom 2
pebbles 25/Jul/09 Lead rpt

havnt enjoyed a route so much for ages. have done this on second several years ago and possibly once before that I think. Really chuffed to have led it. had no big gear for belay at top so used sling and belayed from very top to protect rope - turned out to be a mistake as led to bad rope drag lower down as ropes got pulled into cracks

NorthernRock 25/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
mickJ 23/Jul/09 2nd
with mike b
Alex Winter 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
morrisdaboss 04/Jul/09 Lead RP

Tried to elegantly layback which failed twice! Tried getting thrutchy in the crack which was great

with Cecile
Pilch 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Pleased to do the start without too much trouble as it was extermely hot. Graham's big cam boosted confidence

with Graham
theo.mooney ?/Jul/09 2nd
with Mary Moloney
Yellow_trousers 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Tom Crooks
Mike_Hayes 25/Jun/09 -
with John Nightingale
Hidden 24/Jun/09 Lead rpt
djking1983 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Unknown
chrisdavies 20/Jun/09 2nd
gethin_allen 18/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with dan
Hidden 18/Jun/09 Lead dog
smudge 16/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Rob
ChuckstarUK 14/Jun/09 2nd dog

Rob cleared the route. Layback up and over the crux. Pranged-off on the top easier section. Doh!

with Nicola and Rob
Joe Dove 13/Jun/09 Lead
alanramsay 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S

bridged the bottom bit - not nice!

with Alastair Ferguson, Dave
mel holmes 12/Jun/09 Lead
with Tony Reed
Hidden 08/Jun/09 2nd O/S
highrepute 08/Jun/09 Lead rpt
sgl0jd 08/Jun/09 Lead
with Lizzie
Joe Costello 08/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/09 2nd
EmmanuelF 31/May/09 Lead O/S
with Laura
dj_brigham05 26/May/09 Lead RP

Foot slipped in fisrt metre or so! very very dissapointed!

Ben Sidsaph 25/May/09 2nd O/S
with Guy Buckingham
MoWalker3 25/May/09 -
hash 24/May/09 2nd dog

tough start

with Jim
Becky E 24/May/09 2nd


Jim Slater 24/May/09 Lead dog
eagleopus 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jim
Hidden 20/May/09 2nd O/S
cheeky 09/May/09 2nd O/S

Top quality route!!! Had great fun watching mark slip and slide up and down the first section!

mark4344 09/May/09 Lead

Eventually made it by bridging after several falls at start.A quality fun route and v.safe. Top half fantastic climbing.

with Michel and Matt
Hidden 09/May/09 2nd dog
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd
Hidden 29/Apr/09 2nd
davidwright 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 26/Apr/09 2nd
Joris.Roulleau 25/Apr/09 Lead dog


with Nick Hirst
LittleJoe 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Dad
markfairbank 25/Apr/09 Lead dog

Yes, got well and truely battered by this one. Fell off the initial groove several times although above this it was fine. Tried bridging it but found it slippery and desperate which made me place too much gear making the problems worse...... a vicious circle really!

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 25/Apr/09 2nd dog
with Mark Fairbank
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd
tomdude 21/Apr/09 Lead dog

fell on the first bit. fairly tiring bridging up it and placing gear, next time remember to climb straight through... after that, brilliant

with rob
robertmichaeladams 21/Apr/09 2nd
with Tom
Hidden 17/Apr/09 Lead O/S
wahniel 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

reminiscent of : trident (wimberry), peapod (curbar), tower chimney ( stanage). It's the easiest of this lot in my opinion. Gerd managed to bridge it all the way without once touching the crack, admittedly coming up second.

with Gerd Heinz Bentheim
Steve Waters, Mynydd 07/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Thrutching start after initial layback moves. Forgot to rack all the gear on the left for the fist half :o-) so made it more tricky than I should have. Great rest on ledge at half-time. Second half still technical and strenuous - the finger jams/layways were a bit sloppy, but it's really well protected. Superb!

mtempest 07/Apr/09 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Sankey 05/Apr/09 2nd
with Luke
Tim W 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Mike Barclay, Wangy
shaun walby 21/Mar/09 2nd rpt
with Neil R
Woodiee 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

thrutch !!! althought only the initial offwidth is this, nice climbing above - well protected!

MDowson 15/Mar/09 2nd dog
Shauna 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

an ace thrutch

with Steve
oliwarlow 15/Mar/09 2nd
with Polly
Hidden 14/Mar/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/09 Lead dog
Chad123 01/Mar/09 Lead dog

Pretty poor show, had just done a V6 bouldering and couldn't manage a 5a thrutch fest! Bit cold and windy but got to the top eventually...

with Jo and Ben
Bristoldave 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
riven 22/Feb/09 2nd dog
with Roland Lauter
Hidden 21/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/09 Lead
Alex Mason 31/Jan/09 2nd

Glad i repeated this, a fine route.

with Rob
shark 03/Jan/09 Solo
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead
benkelsey ??/2009 2nd O/S
chrisallan ??/2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Nov/08 AltLd
RichardMc 16/Nov/08 2nd
metal arms 31/Oct/08 Lead dog

Green and wet which made the slippery layback binteresting....

tatz45 29/Oct/08 Lead rpt
Dan 85 29/Oct/08 2nd rpt
with Tats
Glyn 26/Oct/08 Lead dog

Hardest HVS in the world! Went for the 'thrutch and hope for the best' technique, very hard work and not very effective. Will try bridging next time.

with Tim
Hidden 26/Oct/08 2nd dnf
Conor1 12/Oct/08 2nd dog

Effin 'ard! Extremely sustained lower section. No move more than 5a, but each move only gets you 2 inches higher! Well worth doing, but not one for your 1st HVS!

with Danny Carden
climbing_wiggy ?/Oct/08 2nd β

what a struggle i made of it

with George, JC
Hidden ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
liamoloughlin 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S
tomB 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Jody
Alasdair88 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Claire
Al Franks 26/Sep/08 Lead dog
with Claire
cy 26/Sep/08 2nd dog
with Al
Pete Graham 24/Sep/08 Lead
with James Fleming
staceyjg 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
minaturechris 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Stacey
BallsofBritishSteel 14/Sep/08 2nd β
with Mark
Shaw Brown 14/Sep/08 Lead
with David Jones
Mr Wild 13/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Greg
gregoritos 13/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Mr Wild
Hidden 31/Aug/08 TR O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/08 2nd rpt
steveb2006 17/Aug/08 2nd
with Roland Smith
riddle 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Lower section felt a little polished. Otherwise a cracking climb.

with Yasmina
Hidden 16/Aug/08 2nd dog
grakgrak 15/Aug/08 Lead
with duncan
MikeLeeds 11/Aug/08 Lead O/S
clive-greenwood 11/Aug/08 2nd
dashitboarder 10/Aug/08 Lead dnf

Couldn't get past the first bit techniques too painful and unfamiliar atm

with Dad
dashitboarder 10/Aug/08 2nd dog

Attempted to climb by bridging, slipped once and weighted the rope. Painful jamming seems to be the only secure way.

with Dad
Peetzy 10/Aug/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
catblack ?/Aug/08 2nd
with rob
mel holmes 30/Jul/08 2nd
with Alex@home
M_W_Court 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S
JWB 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Easy and not strenous if you can bridge.

with Dan
sara n 13/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Andrea S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd dog
gnc760 30/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Rose Williams
rayash 19/Jun/08 2nd
with luke
Jesse Dufton 15/Jun/08 Lead
with bob3141
bob3141 15/Jun/08 2nd
phil hay 14/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with derek kenyon
Little AndyH 12/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with SteRaw
Tez29 07/Jun/08 Lead dog
with Mousey
Brown 04/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with John
Mark D 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Sazzle
sazzle86 31/May/08 2nd dog

Fell on first part twice, then decided to stop trying to climb it Mark's way and completed it.

smudge 25/May/08 Lead O/S
with Will G
Andy Moles 17/May/08 Lead O/S

Went at this a bit nonchalantly and consequently found the initial crack a bit of a struggle!

with Calum
Rob84 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Dave Ripley
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead dog
kitkat78 10/May/08 Lead rpt

Demon slain... bridged the start then enjoyed the rest.

with Steve and Adrian
dhthomson 10/May/08 2nd dog

Argh! With a crowd watching, going up the groove was like walking up the wrong side of an escalator... feet moving, no progress made! Got there eventually though. Will be back to lead soon.

Hidden 05/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
PeteH ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Pretty brutal start! Well-protected though (with a wee bit of reach). Great route.

Si dH 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Awesome. Dont know what all the fuss is about - gear is great, bomber all the way and its not very hard, just a bit strenuous. Get yer knee in!

with Mark
Paulww 26/Apr/08 Lead
Chris wilson 26/Apr/08 2nd
with Paul
Mr Sparkle 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Ben Hayley
Steerpike 16/Apr/08 2nd dog
with Bruce
Guy Wilson 09/Apr/08 Lead
with Paulo
Another James ?/Apr/08 2nd
with Lee H
b.hayley ?/Apr/08 2nd
jonnie3430 16/Mar/08 Lead
with Anna
elmihu 12/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Damian
Hidden 02/Mar/08 Lead O/S
hailtryfan ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Tobias
Hidden 23/Feb/08 2nd
cat22 23/Feb/08 2nd
with Andy R
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead RP
Chriswallis2 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Jon
flat eric 16/Feb/08 AltLd dog

After three attempts at the start, Tom took over to lead it, primarily to allow us to strip the gear I'd abandoned. Magnaminously, he decided to belay me up to the rest ledge, so I could lead the finish, thus giving me a very dodgy HVS tick.

Hidden 16/Feb/08 AltLd rpt
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Jan/08 2nd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
TrollJester ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's
Hidden ??/2008 -
bullybones ??/2008 -
cat22 ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Mike
tjmillen ??/2008 2nd
with simon hall
joese7en ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 01/Dec/07 2nd
Carly 01/Dec/07 Lead dog
with soph/rich
Hidden 01/Dec/07 2nd O/S
andrewwightman 01/Dec/07 2nd
with French Ben
Morgan Woods 25/Nov/07 Lead RP

Was a bit green so fell off after a few meters....got back up it soon after. Brilliant climb easily worth 3 stars....straightforward yet strenuous laybacking all the way...not sure why you would bridge it. No need to jam (except the odd foot torque) if you can handle the offwidth nature of it. should be on every aspiring uk crack meister's tick list as it is a fairly unique line. Did seem top end 5a if not 5b.

with Steve & Adam
Nicos 23/Nov/07 Solo rpt
with solo
Si01 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Tor
Jim Slater 03/Nov/07 2nd dog

Toughest HVS I've ever tried. Foot kept slipping on thrutchy/jammy bit at start.

nigel pearson 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Wow. I felt I had to earn this and didn't believe I would do it until I did.

with Jim
Hidden 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S
alaan 30/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Bridged to glory but felt harder than archangel this way!

with Grant
Hidden 23/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Oct/07 Lead dnf
Dan 85 11/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Rob
Graeme Hammond 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
sebrider ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Walker
Steve Perry ?/Oct/07 Lead
with The Bilks
Hidden 27/Sep/07 2nd rpt
furry 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Paul W
andymoin 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Bridging, laybacking, thrucking and jamming; fun, fun, fun and fun! The top section felt easy after the desperate initial crack.

with Mark Jarvie
GPN ?/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/07 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/07 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/07 2nd
lazyhopkins 10/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Jon Lynch
jl 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Brad
SecretSquirrel 04/Aug/07 2nd

Friction is a wonderful thing! Thought i'd try something other than the awkward thrutching i remembered from last year... surprisingly bridging was working so I just thought "go with it" - was constantly expecting to have to switch to layback or thrutchy jams but nope, its possible to bridge the whole of the lower wide groove! :0)

adam carless 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Yay, finally summoned the courage to do this! Not nearly as bad as I feared, a great route.

Hidden 04/Aug/07 Lead O/S
gregarding ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Josh Rigby, Jenny Stevens
Hidden 22/Jul/07 Lead O/S
rachelwheatcroft 07/Jul/07 2nd

Followed just to get gear out, bloody hard and leant on rope a bit while removing gear.

with Marvino and Jamie
Peakology 26/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Polished start, went for the wedging/jamming technique. Great route, took loads of energy. Good hand jams, great gear throughout. Great day out with Cat (kids with Jane)

with cat
Chalky Cat 26/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Dom
kermit_uk 20/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Steve Woolass
kermit 18/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Awesome though ankles don't aggree!

with Steve
towdman 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Mark Senior
hcooper 06/Jun/07 TR

Ace. But distance to first gear placement made me scrap my lead attempt.

with Thomas Bishop
Hidden 03/Jun/07 2nd dog
sparkass ?/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Dale ?/Jun/07 Lead dog

2nd atempt at this really hard pumpy if jam in crack very thin if bridge it. got up it rested on gear couple of times. 3rd time lucky mayb

with johny
timo.t 24/May/07 2nd β
with Rob, Mark
Duncan Skelton 19/May/07 Lead O/S

Clean bridging! Efficient and focussed. 5 gear placements. Very very pleased. Crux is the start up to the ledge.

with Kai Green
Andy Peak 1 ?/May/07 Lead
with random
w.pettet-smith ?/May/07 -

first HVS- loved every move. scary with no cams

max_chan 28/Apr/07 Lead rpt
with Lou
OffshoreAndy 22/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with NCC Katrin
robman 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Tim
jonnyboy 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Si Croft 14/Apr/07 Lead
with Mike
feilx 06/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ben Cole
Nick Beckett ?/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Oceanic ?/Mar/07 -
Xav 26/Feb/07 Lead dnf
with Greg Grace
davek 17/Feb/07 2nd
with Shaun L
mankrambler 04/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with Dan Jaeggi
Hidden 13/Jan/07 Lead RP
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 Lead
Duncan I ??/2007 -
mshorter ??/2007 Lead O/S
with dunc
Hannah Moulton ??/2007 2nd
with Rob Middleton, AD
Hidden ??/2007 -
AndyStripp ??/2007 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ??/2007 -
tommytuffa ??/2007 -
CharlieMack ??/2007 Lead O/S
duncana 02/Dec/06 2nd

It was dark when we started. Pippa had a torch, I didn't. A minor epic.

with Pippa Archer
georgeevans88 ?/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Chris
Andy Clarke 29/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Opted for the thrutch: stuff left extremities in crack, plant right foot on wall and grope for arete with remaining member. Classic.

with Tommo
tumbling wizard 14/Oct/06 Lead dog
Jim Vach 12/Oct/06 AltLd
with Oli Lyon
ChrisBrooke 07/Oct/06 Lead rpt
with John Inkpen
Dave Latimer 04/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Rjukan ?/Oct/06 -
with George E
dannyboy83 ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
loco_ola ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S

great route

with levo
Luke Brooks 22/Sep/06 2nd
bobette 20/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with paul
Rampikino 17/Sep/06 Lead
with Cat
madaxeman 12/Sep/06 2nd

we thought we where doing well til we watched some lads climb down it!

with Tricky
colin milton 11/Sep/06 Lead
with shaun l
stuart100 09/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Ian Brown
joe larner ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
dpurf 18/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Patrick
Hidden 10/Aug/06 Lead rpt
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Jon Box
SecretSquirrel 04/Aug/06 2nd
with andy
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead
Martin Haworth ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with scott
GeckoGeek 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Arin
arin78 29/Jul/06 2nd
with Mark
Hidden 23/Jul/06 Lead
Hidden 23/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jul/06 2nd
Julia Chatterton 01/Jul/06 2nd

blood, sweat and a lot of determination, but i made it!

with Will
Lizard ?/Jul/06 Lead dnf
with Manda James
Hidden 30/Jun/06 Lead dnf
Andy Chubb 09/Jun/06 Lead
with Bill Wheeler
Hidden 03/Jun/06 Lead
vvanhinsbergh ?/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Andrew Gray
Rob Davies 16/Apr/06 2nd
with Angus McLean
dan gibson 12/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with AJ, helen gibson
danm ?/Apr/06 Lead
with Jim Danson
Garan 21/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Bottom groove a "classic" struggle - fantastic climbing above!

with Alice Chaplin
drysori ?/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Finally got round to doing this, excellent.

with Malcolm
King Rat ??/2006 2nd O/S
with A
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
oldmanrivers ??/2006 Lead
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
Andy Butler ??/2006 Lead RP
Sidekick ??/2006 Lead O/S
Gambit ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Barney
chris ginge ??/2006 Lead dog

hung on gear again too hard for me.

Nicos 18/Dec/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Dec/05 Lead RP
Tobias at Home 29/Oct/05 2nd rpt

batman and dracula. batman used his utility belt a few times.....

with SteveM
SteveM 29/Oct/05 Lead
with Tobs
Chris the Tall 09/Oct/05 Lead dog

Epic struggle - 2 falls on lower crack. No resting on-route, but did leave gear clipped

with Jamie V
jamiev 09/Oct/05 2nd rpt
Alex Mason ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S

absolute rubbish polished and thrutchy

with steve g
PenJD 21/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 04/Sep/05 AltLd
with Erick Baillot
erica 04/Sep/05 2nd
with John
John Brayshaw 04/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Erica
French Erick 04/Sep/05 AltLd
loonyclimber ?/Sep/05 2nd
Luke Brooks ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S

Beautiful climb, delicate bridging and laybacking. Not a thrutch in sight!

Hidden 07/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead dog
SMc ?/Jun/05 -
with Anne
Hidden 04/May/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/05 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
sgl ?/Apr/05 -
with Giles, Konnie
Hidden 23/Mar/05 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 18/Mar/05 Lead O/S

My first HVS onsight!

with Adam W
Hidden ??/2005 -
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
johnkevan ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Tom Robbins
Hidden ??/2005 2nd
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
clairep1 ??/2005 2nd
Hidden 30/Oct/04 Lead O/S
reg_measures 10/Oct/04 2nd O/S
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 05/Sep/04 2nd O/S
chris sm ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
Samuel P 24/Jul/04 2nd
with Tim
Hidden 23/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
snowy owl 23/May/04 2nd
with Robin Goodlad
bigphil 17/May/04 Lead dog
with Nick
Whealiebob 09/May/04 2nd
with Chris
Lev 04/May/04 2nd β
with Andrew Bitmead
jake-jones ??/2004 Lead RP
howifeel ??/2004 Lead O/S

True love is worth it. Tiredness is but a sign

with Doug
LankyPaddy 30/Dec/03 Lead O/S

First HVS(!)

with Alistair Ross
Jez 15/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/03 Lead
Hidden 15/Sep/03 Lead
alexharv3y 01/Aug/03 Lead
Tim Steward 24/Jul/03 Lead
Stig 20/Jul/03 2nd O/S

Did the crux with zero style and much grunting.

with Jonathan Teale
Phil West 11/Jul/03 Lead dog

Slipped down onto my gear at the top of the wide crack because all my gear was on myright. Doh.

with Shaun Walby
aulda 10/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Dave R
mikej 24/Jun/03 Lead
with Rick Naylor
tobydunford 11/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Keith Hobbs
Andy Chubb 09/Jun/03 Lead
with Bill Wheeler
Different Steve ?/Jun/03 Lead rpt
with Pete Krug
steveP ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Ed Coote
Hidden 28/May/03 Lead O/S
Mark A Humphries 28/May/03 Lead O/S
with dean howard
Dave Bond 28/May/03 Lead O/S
with Rich Hatton
mikeyjbs 19/Apr/03 Lead O/S
mel holmes 18/Apr/03 2nd
Bob M 13/Apr/03 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/03 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Apr/03 Lead
NeilManley ?/Mar/03 Lead rpt
Skell 01/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Rich Sharpe
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
max_chan ??/2003 Lead dog
with Warren
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 2nd dog
VPJB ??/2003 -
Hidden 21/Sep/02 Lead O/S
rogerskews 21/Sep/02 -
with Phil
Hidden 13/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/02 2nd rpt
AJ007 ?/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/02 Lead dog
Gus 05/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with luisa giles
Budge 25/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Different Steve ?/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
Hidden ?/Jun/02 2nd
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Mark Riley ?/May/02 Lead rpt
Dave Musgrove Jnr 19/Apr/02 2nd rpt
with Viv
shoulders 13/Apr/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead
Jon Greengrass ??/2002 -
BenTiffin ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Various
Hidden ??/2002 -
benjih2o ??/2002 Lead O/S
with dai ozatti
Alastair Hudson 13/Oct/01 Lead O/S
cem 22/Aug/01 Lead O/S
with Sally Dipple
migs493 22/Jul/01 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 12/May/01 2nd O/S
with Keith Shaw
Hidden 06/May/01 Lead
kp64zl ?/May/01 Lead
with Piers
Dave Musgrove Jnr 15/Feb/01 Solo
Bob M 09/Sep/00 Lead
with Jill Stevens
Hidden 26/Aug/00 Lead O/S
antroy 18/Aug/00 Lead
Ropeboy 10/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/00 Lead O/S
Monk ??/2000 Lead O/S
tlr ??/2000 Lead
jonka ??/2000 -
Rock Fairy ??/2000 2nd
Adi Hooper ??/2000 Lead
with Sherborne Adventure Group
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Boy ??/2000 -
Scotsken ??/2000 -
willackers ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 -


tradguy 05/Oct/99 2nd O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 05/Oct/99 Lead
alex_th 25/Sep/99 Lead rpt
with Jim Reid
Ragnaar 01/Sep/99 Lead O/S

Seem to remember kicking my gear out making the top move, adding to the spice.

with martin hirons
Hidden ?/Sep/99 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Aug/99 2nd
Hidden 25/Jul/99 2nd rpt
John Marsland 10/Jul/99 Lead
with Darrell Small
Hidden 10/Jul/99 Lead rpt
BlueJohn 13/Jun/99 2nd
with Dieago
Hidden 25/Apr/99 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 27/Mar/99 Lead dog
with Nicky
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/1999 -
adamwesthead ??/1999 2nd O/S

Remember scraping up this in my trainers

with Wallis
rlrs ??/1999 2nd
with DJ
goi.ashmore 25/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
kato'sdad ?/Sep/98 Lead
RobSimmo ?/Sep/98 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/98 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/98 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/98 Lead dog
Roget 28/Jun/98 Solo rpt
with jon
Hidden 17/May/98 2nd
nickdonohue 26/Apr/98 2nd
with Nate Wilson
buxtoncoffeelover 28/Mar/98 Lead
DavidEvans 14/Feb/98 Lead rpt
with Dave Irving, Chris Gilligan, William Wilson, James Kay
DavidEvans 01/Feb/98 Lead O/S
with Dave Irving
NeilManley ??/1998 Lead dog
mikej 28/Oct/97 Lead
with R
CrashMat Rob 20/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Kerr
skygodley 14/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with Julia Bodle
John Pickles 14/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Willis
Hidden 17/Jul/97 TR O/S
Dave Mountford ?/Jul/97 Lead
with kevin wencell
Hidden 08/Jun/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/97 2nd
timreynolds 25/May/97 Lead O/S
with Rob Clark
p.crooky#1 30/Apr/97 2nd
with Ecca
Nigel Coe ??/1997 Lead
with Dick Hanson
Hidden 01/Oct/96 2nd O/S
buzby78 18/Sep/96 Lead O/S
DundeeDave 06/Jul/96 2nd dnf
with Charlie, Ben Hughes
r0b 01/Jun/96 2nd
with Ian Huyton
Hidden ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
iskra2000 18/May/96 2nd
with Mark Leach
AB1965 15/Apr/96 Lead
AB1965 15/Apr/96 Lead
Mark Riley ??/1996 TR O/S
Phill Mitch ??/1996 Lead O/S
with kurt
phardman ??/1996 -
Trobbo 03/Sep/95 2nd
with john blower
Scott McRae 05/Aug/95 Lead O/S

End of a very hot sunny day

with Big Chris
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/95 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
tracyclimber 05/May/95 2nd

Found this difficult. Was VS when I climbed it.

Hidden 09/Apr/95 2nd
Daniel Wrightson 02/Apr/95 Lead
with Richard Bradbury
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
BruceW ??/1995 Lead O/S

Done a number of times since then

with Julian
astrecks 11/Dec/94 Lead O/S
with Rod
IanGilbertJones 18/Oct/94 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/94 Lead O/S
mikedelderfield 01/May/94 Lead O/S
kato'sdad ?/Feb/94 2nd
Hidden 01/Aug/93 Lead
John Marsland 13/Mar/93 2nd
Podling ??/1993 Lead
jamiev ??/1993 Lead O/S

Not sure if 1992,93 or 94. Lead, and have subsequently seconded it too.

IanD353 ??/1993 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
Pete Nugent 12/Sep/92 Lead rpt

Had previously done as one of my first leads on Stanage in the 70's

John Marsland 29/Aug/92 Lead
with Dave Soles
ewjudge 21/Jun/92 Lead O/S
with YO course
Hidden 13/Jun/92 Lead
Hidden 12/Jun/92 Lead O/S
K1 ?/Jun/92 -
Cowflinger 12/Apr/92 -
wbo 03/Mar/92 Lead G/U
JSA ??/1992 -
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
crossleysm ??/1992 Lead


Hidden 01/Sep/91 Lead
Hidden 26/Aug/91 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/91 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with Nick Oldfield
leathers 21/May/91 Lead O/S
with Ron Caves
NickJH ?/May/91 Lead O/S
with RParry
daprince 22/Apr/91 Lead
Martin Bennett 24/Mar/91 -

Surprised to lead this so early in the year

with MT, Jerry Evans
JSA ??/1991 -
rob.grafton 14/Oct/90 Lead
with Bruce
Neil R 24/Jul/90 Lead
with Richard W
Richard Weller 15/Jul/90 TR
Hidden 27/Jun/90 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/90 2nd
Hidden 27/May/90 2nd
Hidden 07/Apr/90 2nd
Guy ??/1990 -
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/1990 -
with Marc Bellingall
Nick Rundall ??/1990 Lead β
SPD224 ??/1990 Lead
gordonday ??/1990 Lead O/S
Roget 23/Jul/89 2nd O/S
with jim
RichardMc 23/Jul/89 Lead
with Sukh Randhana
Nigel Bond 14/May/89 Lead
with Chris
mik1miller ??/1989 Solo
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ?/Jun/88 Lead O/S
surfbish ?/Jun/88 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 18/May/88 Lead
with Steve di Ponio
BRUCESTRAC ??/1988 -
with Chris Cracknell,Various
Pete Pozman ?/Aug/87 2nd rpt
with John Byrne
Chris Ellis 11/Jul/87 2nd
with Andy Barker
steve prior ?/Jul/87 Lead
with Chris S
Hidden ?/Jun/87 2nd
Pete Pozman 03/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with Mark Gray
Tony Buckley ?/Jun/86 -
Hidden ??/1986 Lead O/S
GordonHart ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Phil
Rob Davies 10/Aug/84 Lead
with Mike Papworth
Hidden 09/Aug/84 2nd
malc 25/Jul/84 Lead O/S
with NP
shark 19/May/84 Lead O/S
with Simon Matthews
Hidden 19/May/84 2nd
steveb2006 08/Apr/84 Lead

Slip off initially but restart and climb cleanly - first 5a lead of year

with Mike Pryzodski
rossn ??/1984 -

BMC youth meet

with John Fitzpatrick
Mark Kemball 15/Jun/83 2nd
with Dave McCann
mark-abz 16/Sep/82 2nd
with Andy W
Hidden 11/Sep/82 Solo
nigehughes ?/Jul/82 2nd
with Phil James
andybirtwistle 26/Jun/82 2nd
with Ian Kyle
charlesmfrench 15/May/82 Lead O/S
Andy Stephenson ?/Apr/82 2nd

Laybacked all the way

with Chris Plant
tapley 03/Oct/81 -
with Chris Seymour
Hidden ?/Nov/80 Solo O/S
babymoac 29/Jun/80 2nd
with MTW
Hammy 02/Mar/80 2nd
with Rob Lawson
telemark ??/1980 2nd
with Jim Sutherland
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
Rob Davies ?/Jul/78 AltLd
with Angus McLean
Hidden 17/Jun/78 Lead
Hidden 17/Apr/78 -
Hidden 16/Apr/78 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1978 -
with Dorothy Bogg, John Bogg
Hidden ??/1978 Lead
MikeDowsett ??/1978 Lead
mike bridges 11/Sep/77 2nd O/S
with Martin Veale
Hidden ?/Aug/77 2nd
Bolt Phobia 19/May/77 2nd
Mark Kemball 07/May/77 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Chris Terrey ??/1977 Lead
with Ken Taylor
Nigel Bond 18/Jun/76 Lead
with Al Churcher, Andy Brown
Andy Say ??/1975 Lead
Hidden 25/May/74 Lead O/S
Sean Kelly ?/Mar/74 Lead

When it was VS!

with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
greenbuoy 06/Nov/71 2nd
with Bob Lister
Dave Musgrove 10/Oct/71 AltLd
with Bob Knapton
tutbury ?/Oct/71 -

My one and only climb with the late Bill Hepplewhite

with Bill Hepplewhite
mikej 01/May/71 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Gordon Stainforth 05/Jul/70 2nd

'After "struggling in vain" in the drizzle yesterday'.

with John Stainforth
mikej 28/Jun/70 Lead
with Brian Norris
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
mikej 26/May/68 Lead
with Mike Lewis
mikej 28/Apr/68 Solo
with Geoff Williams
mikej 15/Oct/67 2nd
with Ian Clayton
mikej 28/Aug/67 Lead
with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner
Hidden 19/Mar/67 Lead
Hidden 17/Sep/66 Lead
mikej 03/Jul/66 Lead
with Geoff Williams
mikej 01/May/66 Lead
with Keith Gregson
Hidden 11/Jul/65 Lead
Hidden 15/May/65 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/65 Lead
Hidden 14/Nov/64 Lead
Hidden 07/Nov/64 TR
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