Rockfax Description
10m. The steep zig-zagging central crack has plenty of jams and protection but not too many positive holds. The central section is the most difficult. © Rockfax

pre 1923

Ticklists: Almscliff VS Challenge.

kyaizawa 01/Nov Lead O/S
with Bruce Woodley
jimbonfire 01/Nov Lead
with TT
jimbonfire 01/Nov 2nd
with TT
PaulTanton 31/Oct Lead rpt
with Maz
MazElden 31/Oct 2nd
Hidden 19/Oct 2nd rpt
1poundSOCKS 09/Oct Lead rpt
Jackwd 03/Oct Lead rpt
with Guy Chater
John Brayshaw 02/Oct Lead rpt
with Tony Womersley, David Wynne
David Wynne 02/Oct 2nd dog
with Tony Womersley, John Brayshaw
GrantB 30/Sep Lead
with James
jkarran 30/Sep 2nd


with Grant
scott quinn 20/Sep Solo rpt
Hidden 20/Sep 2nd
MBarraclough 15/Sep TR O/S
PastyBoy84 14/Sep TR
markalmack 09/Sep Solo O/S
with will
bwestwood 06/Sep Solo
martin one 30/Aug Lead O/S
with Hannes
hannesD 30/Aug 2nd O/S
with martin
jkarran 24/Aug 2nd
with Grant
TobyA 23/Aug Lead O/S
with Josh
lanky 23/Aug 2nd
with TobyA
MeMeMe 20/Aug Solo
with Tom
Marq 12/Aug Lead rpt
Vicky L 12/Aug 2nd dog

less rests but still cannot do it clean

with Marq
Marq 11/Aug Lead rpt
SteveM 11/Aug 2nd
with Marq
spragglerocks 30/Jul 2nd rpt
with Steve M
Marq 30/Jul 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Jul Lead O/S
SteveM 30/Jul Lead
Hidden 29/Jul 2nd
Marq 22/Jul Lead rpt
with John McMahon, Andy May
Hidden 21/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul 2nd O/S
Stormbringer 12/Jul TR
Hidden 10/Jul Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jul Solo
spragglerocks 30/Jun 2nd rpt
with Dave and Hollie
Georgie25 30/Jun Lead
DavidR 30/Jun 2nd rpt
with Rachel Spraggs, Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden 27/Jun Solo
Seymore Butt 26/Jun -
eburki1 25/Jun 2nd O/S
tim newton 24/Jun Solo O/S
gateaublaster 21/Jun TR
SteveM 16/Jun Lead
with Kat
Jamesmoly 05/Jun Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 04/Jun Lead rpt

Steady if you're okay on grit, I would imagine it feels a hard if you're not.

Hidden 03/Jun Solo
rob.grafton 26/May Lead
with Craig
greenclimb 24/May Lead O/S
with Sarah
Hidden 24/May 2nd
Hidden 22/May Lead rpt
fids 16/May 2nd

Still in big clunky walking shoes

Rachel Slater 09/May 2nd O/S
with Rosie Slater
Matt Cooke 04/May 2nd rpt
with Sam Taylor
KittyKat 02/May 2nd O/S

Hex got completely stuck after Jody took big lead fall

with Jody Palmer
Karl_Harrison ?/May Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Apr Solo rpt
Hidden 21/Apr 2nd rpt
MikeLeeds 21/Apr Lead
Jackwd 19/Apr 2nd O/S
with Scott
DavidR 16/Apr 2nd rpt
stickonthewall 14/Apr Solo
PeteWilson 13/Apr Lead O/S
with John P, Andi T
Dave Musgrove 05/Apr Solo
with Paul Dawson
AndyRogers 05/Apr Lead RP


chrisallan 05/Apr 2nd O/S
williap ?/Apr Lead
Hidden 25/Mar Lead
Hidden 21/Mar Lead dog
pete_naylor 21/Mar Lead O/S
with Alex
RabJT 21/Mar 2nd O/S
Callum_Johnson 20/Mar Solo O/S
with Dayni_
bwestwood 15/Mar Solo
RosePearson 08/Mar Lead O/S

Wet (only slightly)

with edo, Matt Kingston
robolomassi 06/Mar Lead
Jmpollard 21/Feb Lead
Hidden 21/Feb 2nd
jack01 09/Feb Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 24/Jan Lead
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
Dan Mckinlay ??/2015 -
SJPowderham1 ??/2015 -
robolomassi 29/Dec/14 Lead dog

a fun adventure. Cold hands and tiredness from the previous days antics at Leeds Wall meant I faffed about a bit on a reachy move in the mid section. Hopefully clean next time.

Teappleby 24/Dec/14 Solo
Hidden 30/Nov/14 2nd O/S
adam.wood 22/Nov/14 TR dog
Alpenglow 16/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Slopers and crap jams - a true Almscliff classic!

with Adam M, Alice B, NUMC
Albachoss 15/Nov/14 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Calum Wadsworth 09/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Uni Lot
Teappleby 09/Nov/14 Lead
with Hannah Richardson, Freshers
amccann 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Nov/14 2nd
sarah hawker 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S

Proper quality climb: steep and sustained all the way, great stuff :-)

with bob
MFB 05/Nov/14 Lead dnf

failed on second to last move

with MB
littleluke 03/Nov/14 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 02/Nov/14 Solo
Morgan P 02/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead rpt
Tom McCabe 25/Oct/14 Lead rpt

What's your favourite jam?

Henry Brett 25/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Great climb apparently according to joe didnt manage it last year, ran up it this year!

with Tom McAbe
watson.b 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Mark
Ed carrigan 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt
metcalfe1990 12/Oct/14 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead
dpovey 05/Oct/14 2nd
with RJP
Hidden 04/Oct/14 2nd
samwillo 30/Sep/14 Solo
with LUUMC
RKirke 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Alex T
Alex Hallam 26/Sep/14 Solo O/S
poigol5043 24/Sep/14 Lead
ericinbristol 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Tim H
CallumSmith 18/Sep/14 Lead O/S

One of the best VSs I've done. Smooth

papashango 16/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with Simon
Bron H 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
fjg123 ?/Sep/14 -
BenedictIEP 31/Aug/14 2nd rpt
papashango 23/Aug/14 Solo rpt
JoeMortimer 22/Aug/14 Lead
Hannes B 22/Aug/14 Solo
barni 19/Aug/14 Solo O/S
mathematically safe 03/Aug/14 -
stickonthewall 29/Jul/14 Solo

First Solo :)

Nevil 24/Jul/14 Lead
with Mike
Hidden 24/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Luke Jones 23/Jul/14 2nd
with LMC
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd
DavidR 22/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Teappleby 15/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead
Marq 01/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Luke Jones 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Will, Graham
Hidden 30/Jun/14 Lead
David Wynne 30/Jun/14 2nd
with Jim Hardwick
freemanTom 26/Jun/14 Lead

Found much steadier than previously. Jamming improved. Still usual Armscliff huff and puff

with York MC
daveclarke5 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Jim
spragglerocks 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Matt
BnB 17/Jun/14 -
robman 17/Jun/14 Solo rpt

up then down

dakidunn 17/Jun/14 2nd
dig 17/Jun/14 Lead
tsjx 17/Jun/14 Lead
with John Mc
oread 16/Jun/14 Solo
Hidden 16/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd
jbb 14/Jun/14 -

led it but on pre-placed gear to about half way where I had belayed someone else who had lowered off it.

richardw87 12/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Tom
Andy Syme 08/Jun/14 Lead dog
with Pete Elliott
K Mckay 05/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Claire
scarmichael ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S

quality naming

Hidden 18/May/14 -
Baggie 18/May/14 Lead dog

Hard work, fell at top when tried to mantel on a quickdraw instead of the rock.

frano81 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
ColinD 17/May/14 2nd
with Craig
Hidden 15/May/14 2nd
Hidden 13/May/14 Solo rpt
Mike Todd 06/May/14 Lead O/S
with Harrogate MC
pdisney 04/May/14 2nd
with Neil
Hidden 02/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
monkeymyster 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S
DavidR 22/Apr/14 Lead rpt
theomoore 21/Apr/14 Solo β

no jams were used

Luke W Edwards 15/Apr/14 TR O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S
K Mckay 11/Apr/14 Lead dog

Rested on gear : (

with Hannah Nelstrop
Jonathan Richardson 11/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/14 2nd
DBoothroyd 04/Apr/14 Lead dog
with Joe Mortimer
Hidden ?/Apr/14 TR
Hidden ?/Apr/14 TR
Hidden 31/Mar/14 Lead O/S
alias dave 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
alexm198 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Thuggish jamming.

with Jen Hack
jennifer.hack 24/Mar/14 2nd dog
with Alex Mathie, Matt Harle
Tithe Technique 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S
valentinesbabe 23/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Cracking jams but quite a balancy climb. Excellent route.

charley 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Quite pumpy on lead if you hang around too long placing gear. Messed the top section up, got my hands the wrong way and had to to a tricky swap over which made it feel closer to 5a...

with Ange, Kev
MartinJWood 10/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Adrian Ord
robertmichaeladams 09/Mar/14 Lead
with Bex
Al Aston 09/Mar/14 2nd
JRJones 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Tom McCabe 08/Mar/14 2nd O/S
ebf 02/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead RP
munch88 26/Feb/14 Lead
with rob
robblowen 26/Feb/14 2nd β
with Munch
Richard P Coates 02/Feb/14 Lead rpt
with Katie
Olli-C 19/Jan/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Waddle
robertmctague ??/2014 Solo rpt
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Tom_Shill ??/2014 -
bomtall ??/2014 Lead O/S
JenB6 ??/2014 2nd
samrad 26/Dec/13 Solo O/S
rob.grafton 01/Dec/13 Solo
mrplastique 01/Dec/13 Lead
with helixmh
jjclarke70 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Will P
williap 30/Nov/13 2nd
with James
Ross.Cooper 23/Nov/13 2nd O/S
OliverRoss 03/Nov/13 Lead dog

Rested for the crux. It's really good though, and would climb beautifully if you don't have to figure out how to jam.

with David Jung, Robert Kunzman
Matt Amos 26/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead dog
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/13 Lead dog
bantamdave 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Nigel
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
garywalker147 28/Sep/13 Lead
with Mark Rothwell
Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Dino Dave 22/Sep/13 Solo rpt
with Kirsty, Tony, Sam
Hidden 14/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead
Tommy Moore 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
scott quinn 08/Sep/13 2nd
Dino Dave 08/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Dad
Tom.Priestley 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
salix 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S

More Learning To Jam

with Chetwin
mrplastique 04/Sep/13 Lead

deceptively tricky

with Andy Newell, Dave C
Marq 04/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Sep/13 2nd
Vicky L 04/Sep/13 2nd dog

Took a lot of rests and falls.

with Marq
Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead β
Luke Jones 20/Aug/13 Lead dog

Rested once - should have pushed on.

with Graham
Puma 20/Aug/13 Lead dog
lithos 20/Aug/13 2nd
with Puma
net 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Neil H
odox 11/Aug/13 Lead
with Sam Webb
mikealexpayne 09/Aug/13 2nd
spragglerocks 07/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Jon Morgan
BnB 06/Aug/13 -
TRFrost 01/Aug/13 Solo rpt
oread 01/Aug/13 Lead β

Lead, seconded last year

Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/13 Lead RP
Chris Reid 30/Jul/13 Solo
ClareM.123 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Heather McCarty, Joe McCarty
joem 26/Jul/13 Lead
with clure
freemanTom 25/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Callum, Phil Soc
Anne Gumbley 24/Jul/13 2nd
markfairbank 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
DavidR 16/Jul/13 2nd rpt
RalphC 10/Jul/13 Lead
with Caroline
Chris Reid 09/Jul/13 Solo
jon3163 09/Jul/13 TR O/S

greasey due to hot weather

greenysimon 09/Jul/13 -

Climbed multiple times, quite fun with some great jams required

spragglerocks 08/Jul/13 2nd rpt
David Wynne 06/Jul/13 2nd
with Chris Vernon
James Oakes 04/Jul/13 2nd O/S
braders94 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Pike 04/Jul/13 Lead dog

Hot, sweaty and greasy. Needless to say I got a good almscliff style spanking for my troubles.

with Marc, Matt Wilkinson
papashango 03/Jul/13 2nd
with Simon
Hidden 01/Jul/13 Lead rpt
pete42mail 27/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Will242 26/Jun/13 TR

A bit thuggish but got it clean. Didn't have to jam, but not really sure how I got there, but I did!

AnnekaW 26/Jun/13 TR
with Will, Stew
stuffed84 25/Jun/13 2nd dog
with Adrian
Marq 17/Jun/13 2nd rpt
MikeLeeds 17/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Marq
TedT 16/Jun/13 TR O/S

not bad! Placed gear in the crack for the crack.

with Uni
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd
SPD224 11/Jun/13 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Harrogate club
Hidden 11/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead rpt
LJC 10/Jun/13 Lead
with Theo
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
MeMeMe 06/Jun/13 2nd
with Tom
tommytwotone 06/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Top notch.

BenedictIEP 05/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Alex Thompson 05/Jun/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
1poundSOCKS 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead
kitkat78 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with James R, Mark B
Marq 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt

JR led

tsjx 04/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Garry
Matt Rowat 04/Jun/13 2nd

Very, very hot!

with Ross
Neil R 01/Jun/13 Lead
with Adam, Sharon
scrambler8848 ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with will warrington
Puma 31/May/13 2nd
with Al Franks
Alasdair88 31/May/13 Lead O/S
with Paul
Reedymc 25/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 17/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/May/13 2nd
Hidden 11/May/13 Lead O/S
Jono_LS16 11/May/13 Lead O/S
crispycodd 04/May/13 2nd rpt
Dptidman 04/May/13 Lead rpt

Windy as hell!

ralphio 03/May/13 Lead dog

Annoyed that I had to have a rest half way. Route didn't seem that hard, hung around thinking for too long and got pumped. Just need to commit to the move at about halfway.

with Maumau
Hidden 03/May/13 2nd O/S
Pete Pozman 02/May/13 2nd rpt
with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
Mr Fuller 01/May/13 Lead rpt

Felt harder than last time round. Got pumped silly.

andy mcc 01/May/13 Lead
with James Merriam, Jason King
bigredsquirrel 01/May/13 2nd
DavidR 30/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead
tsjx 23/Apr/13 Lead
with Marq
Hidden 23/Apr/13 Lead rpt
pizza 23/Apr/13 Lead
with tom
Marq 23/Apr/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Apr/13 2nd
cobweb 13/Apr/13 2nd
with Roger Waterworth, martyn hopson
peteJ23 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Mike McEwan
henry peter jenkins 02/Apr/13 2nd
with robbie jenkins, paul jones
Rob Davies ?/Apr/13 Lead
Dave Musgrove 05/Mar/13 -
with Nigel Baker
Hidden 03/Mar/13 Solo
Dino Dave 27/Feb/13 Lead rpt
with Sam
Sam Marks 19/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Matthew Ferrier 19/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Glenn Sutcliffe 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Charl
a13x 16/Feb/13 2nd rpt
with Pierre Bouilhol
David_Gledson 06/Jan/13 2nd rpt
with Tom
pastep 06/Jan/13 2nd
with ebf
Wizzy ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 Solo
jeddb ??/2013 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 30/Nov/12 2nd
with chris pugh
Graeme Hammond 11/Nov/12 Solo rpt
Goose4 07/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Simonj 31/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with jim
Jimmy1976 31/Oct/12 2nd rpt
with Simon
Harry Thorpe 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
thetradlad 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S
SPD224 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
nick ferro 20/Oct/12 -
Mr Fuller 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Big day today: first VS at Almscliff...

Hidden 20/Oct/12 2nd
tobyk 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Stew
stewart100 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Toby Knights
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Solo
Julian Cooper 14/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Stuart Knott
Hidden 08/Oct/12 TR O/S
climbingpixie 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Solo rpt
Sophieeee 30/Sep/12 2nd
Tim Rodgers 29/Sep/12 Lead
with David Forster
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd rpt
rich_hw 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Straightforward jamming goodness.

with Andy
MartinWilliams87 29/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/12 Lead
DaveAtkinson 23/Sep/12 Lead

Nice. Perfect easy jamming.

with P.Cannon, M.Lawton
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
andyjirvin 19/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Great climb, perfect jamming practice! At one point almost came off - tried to reach up and crimp soemthing, should have known better - stick with the jamming!

Hidden 16/Sep/12 Solo rpt
dainbramaged999 16/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Edward Hutchings
fatbuoybazza 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with R.L.S, liv_the_div
Dibdawg 16/Sep/12 Solo O/S
with Scott Haslam
Hidden 11/Sep/12 TR
BeckyPayne 10/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 10/Sep/12 Lead O/S
The Big Sender 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Dad
cragtyke 01/Sep/12 Lead
with john g
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Alex the Alex ?/Sep/12 Lead
Pete Pozman 31/Aug/12 2nd
Didymus 26/Aug/12 Solo O/S

Last route of day, tired thus bit of a struggle, had to reverse from crux several times, pleased to finish

tobyk 24/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Emma Akam
fatbuoybazza 20/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with daveyw
mattwilk 09/Aug/12 Lead β

Not sure why I made such a meal of this last time. Guess just knowing what's coming makes things a lot easier. Really enjoyed this.

with Rich
rich.wy 09/Aug/12 2nd
with matt
SteveM 07/Aug/12 Solo
with Rachael
riven 02/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Tom Ostler
Rachel Somerville 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead
rand526 27/Jul/12 2nd
mattwilk 25/Jul/12 Lead dog

Lot harder than it looks, jams are really shallow and easy to hang around too much and get pumped. Reckon this will go clean next time, good jamming practice as no other option!

with Rich
richardw87 22/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/12 Lead dog
ayuplass 22/Jul/12 2nd
with Astell
Neil R 19/Jul/12 2nd
with Jon
PeteH 14/Jul/12 Solo O/S
with James Parkinson
Hidden 14/Jul/12 2nd rpt
Tim W 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Ed carrigan 14/Jul/12 -
papashango 07/Jul/12 Lead

first lead climb

with David
Charlie Zephyr Booth 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
ojp 05/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Robin
robin_hackney 05/Jul/12 2nd rpt
1poundSOCKS 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
dasc 01/Jul/12 2nd
with 1poundSOCKS
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead
howden82 30/Jun/12 Lead dnf

Top roped the route no problem, protection for the final move not great, hence not completing the lead.

with David Dearsley
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Harry Holmes 19/Jun/12 Solo O/S
chalkyjim 18/Jun/12 Solo O/S
Sarah Radford 13/Jun/12 2nd
RichyBOYY 05/Jun/12 Lead
Will Caesar 05/Jun/12 2nd
Steven Andrews 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Good hard work!

with Arjan
Hidden ?/Jun/12 2nd dog
matt.budge ?/Jun/12 -
spragglerocks 29/May/12 2nd rpt
DavidR 29/May/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/May/12 TR O/S
joe king 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with James Moore, dan towns
DanT 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with Helen Lambert, James Moore, Paul Rowlands
stev1e.wilso 20/May/12 2nd
with Simon
simon1985 20/May/12 Lead
mcglenr25 16/May/12 Lead dog
Marq 16/May/12 2nd O/S
alias dave 06/May/12 2nd O/S
with Sam.EB
Sam Simpson 06/May/12 Lead O/S
timmsy 04/May/12 2nd

matt newcastle

Beronj 04/May/12 Lead dog

Feeling confident, took a slump onto a cam in the first couple of moves. Soon got to grips with the rock and had a good lead of the rest.

samthom 03/May/12 Lead rpt

First VS lead, strenuous.

with Sally
Carter 28/Apr/12 2nd dog
ushi 28/Apr/12 Lead
with ryan
adamwesthead 20/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Scrappy climbing. Arm still injured. Week. Should have rested...

with Zeb
Hidden 20/Apr/12 2nd
zebster 20/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Adam
crispycodd 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 06/Apr/12 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 06/Apr/12 2nd rpt
sparkass 04/Apr/12 Solo O/S
tompilgrem 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Morgan P 20/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Really nice climb, lovely jams - great route.

ERH 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dino Dave 14/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Dad
Freshprintce 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Josh Neve
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd dog
Ceridwen 11/Mar/12 Lead dog
dannyboy83 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Tophe 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Jonny Fart-Pants 11/Mar/12 Lead
with Adam Milward
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead
tatz45 ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Sam Houlker
ianjfsutcliffe 18/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Coatesy
Richard P Coates 18/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 15/Feb/12 Solo rpt
PaulHermes 12/Feb/12 2nd
with Tibor
riven 29/Jan/12 Lead rpt
with Ellie
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2012 Lead O/S
PAJames ??/2012 -
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
akhughes ??/2012 -
ruairidhwad ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Calum Wadsworth
uptown 22/Dec/11 Solo
pblurton 19/Nov/11 Lead dnf

Got confused on the bit that I thought I would,the right side pull ehich wasn't as positive as I'd wwanted it to be. Was intending to get a cam in the first verticle crack but didn't like my position. The most difficult part of it by the looks of it is the middle part.

with Rosie
matty123 18/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with fish
luke harper 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/11 2nd O/S
mark20 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S


benchwarmer 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
bigdrew 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Mark R
CragDog 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
swoosh 06/Nov/11 Solo
kitkat78 01/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with PJ
Tom Keaveny 31/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Esther, Olly Roberts
Hidden 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
shugsan 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Micheala
jacobjlloyd 30/Oct/11 Solo O/S
jacobjacob 29/Oct/11 Solo O/S
Ian Broome 23/Oct/11 2nd
with Pete Ellis
petellis 23/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Milne 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
TRFrost 29/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with D. Mckinlay
Dino Dave 29/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Sam
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead
samthom 29/Sep/11 2nd
with Dave
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Dino Dave 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Dad
a13x 04/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Paul S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd dog
Chriswallis2 02/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Joe
hotfeet 28/Aug/11 Lead
with Fraser Campbell, Alex Pond
freemanTom 24/Aug/11 2nd
with SOC
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead
Mowglee 20/Aug/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 14/Aug/11 2nd β
Dave Musgrove 13/Aug/11 -
with Bob Larkin
Hidden 13/Aug/11 2nd
Andy Peak 1 05/Aug/11 Lead
with R Banister
gethin_allen 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
petekeron ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Hugh Bradley
Mowglee 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ali
wilsers 19/Jul/11 TR dog

Found my limit....for now!

Hidden 19/Jul/11 2nd
stevens744 19/Jul/11 TR O/S

good tope rope RLT

Hidden 15/Jul/11 Solo
SteveM 11/Jul/11 Lead
with Rachael
spragglerocks 11/Jul/11 2nd RP
with Steve M
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/11 -
vix 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Chuck
wayne higgins leeds uk 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
cookacat 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with caz brindle, james wilson
chris_B 25/Jun/11 Lead
louby 25/Jun/11 2nd
John Brayshaw 24/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Martin Roberts, David Wynne
pebbles 22/Jun/11 2nd
with alex, astell
Hidden 22/Jun/11 2nd O/S
smithjmw46 18/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Solo rpt
David Wynne 17/Jun/11 2nd
with Martin Roberts, John Brayshaw
elysebaril 14/Jun/11 Lead

second lead ever, entertained the crowd!

Hidden 11/Jun/11 Solo
dainbramaged999 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Mr. K 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jimmy1976 07/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Simon
Simonj 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with jim
esther ?/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 21/May/11 TR
Hidden 21/May/11 TR
Kirsty810202 20/May/11 2nd O/S
iwebster59017 20/May/11 Lead O/S
Jack00 12/May/11 Solo rpt
with Andy Graham
Hidden 09/May/11 Solo β
Hidden 27/Apr/11 2nd dog
xphoenix0 27/Apr/11 2nd β

Thanks james

with James Rowe
katykoo 19/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Apr/11 2nd
jimorothy 03/Apr/11 2nd

niftily laybacked a middle hand jam so went easier for me than t'others

with Jason, Scott Barnett
mfisher 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Tom Keaveny 28/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with mfisher
clive-greenwood 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Anna
John Brayshaw 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Erica
erica 27/Mar/11 2nd dog
with John
Anthony Dixon 23/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Tom_Jermy 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
cookacat 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with tom
Palindrome ?/Mar/11 2nd
David Kay 27/Feb/11 2nd
with Aaron O'Leary
Mowglee 26/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Ali
JamieSparkes 24/Feb/11 Lead O/S
llamaglama 24/Feb/11 2nd
with Jam
Matt_L_Robinson 16/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 12/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Feb/11 Lead rpt
Hardonicus 30/Jan/11 Lead rpt
with nick, Tom Woods
bwestwood 25/Jan/11 2nd rpt
with pete sargeant
andysroom 23/Jan/11 2nd
wahniel ??/2011 Lead O/S
with Hugh Squire, Stewart McConnell
BethM ??/2011 Lead
danny33 ??/2011 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
Theeni 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with John McEvoy
KevB 21/Nov/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Solo O/S
Stepanek 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Geh
Dan Geh 20/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with chris stepanek
povrs50 10/Nov/10 Lead O/S
McGuinness 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Dafydd
Hidden 28/Oct/10 Lead
Batt 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd dog
Dave Musgrove 13/Oct/10 Solo
Hidden 10/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
TRFrost 26/Sep/10 2nd
with Guido
Graeme Hammond 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S

felt more than a grade difference harder than Bird's Nest Crack and top end VS

with Becky E
Becky E 18/Sep/10 Lead dog
Lumbering Oaf 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

A nice climb, a little awkward in places.

maggie505 10/Sep/10 2nd
with Cliff Lowther
spragglerocks 09/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Tried it on 8th with Tall Tom (LMC), fell of the crux before finishing so went back and led it clean.

with Nigel M
A Crook 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths 04/Sep/10 Lead


with Adam
dan stead ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Chris
Hidden 10/Aug/10 -
robin_hackney 10/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Pete Gardner
Jon Read 08/Aug/10 Solo
christensena 03/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with lucasp
freddieneame10 ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

harder than it looks

esther ?/Aug/10 Lead
wilkie14c 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Clarke
Hidden 07/Jul/10 2nd
Boj S 07/Jul/10 Lead O/S
LisaA 04/Jul/10 2nd O/S
AlistairB 03/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Lisa
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead
nick ferro 30/Jun/10 -
pebbles 30/Jun/10 2nd
with astell
alisonk 29/Jun/10 2nd
with Martin
tomprestwich 24/Jun/10 Lead

Pre placed gear

Hidden 22/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Andrew Wilson 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 19/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 15/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Kirk 15/Jun/10 2nd
with Crofty
bwestwood 10/Jun/10 Lead O/S
petellis 09/Jun/10 Lead rpt

Very hard work in the wet, tried to get chris to throw me a Friend 4 and he hit me right in the family jewels, ugh

duzinga 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Mat, Omer
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
ekaterina sigida 31/May/10 Lead
with Kelly Campbell
sten 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Alec Rycroft/Amy Gustin
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
Rowansb 09/May/10 Solo O/S
with me
Dafydd Llywelyn 09/May/10 Lead O/S
tom.ireson 09/May/10 Solo rpt
APRS 09/May/10 2nd

Lead 3/4s came off due to being nackered from seconding Whiskey wall direct! Nicely Jammed DMM Hex took a while to pull out!

Hidden 06/May/10 Lead rpt
shaun walby 01/May/10 Lead O/S

crux for shorties last move need to get your feet well up then you can reach the good hols out right

with Neil R
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead
Rowansb 21/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with me
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/10 2nd
David Bulley 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb.

Hidden 10/Apr/10 -
Hidden 09/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Rob Laird 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
GrahamHP 03/Apr/10 TR

Great last route of the daqy to do on a top rope

with Michael Hyde
Danny Crump 03/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Andrew Porter
AJ007 03/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd dnf
hailtryfan ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
simon kimber ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
simon kimber ?/Apr/10 Solo
Hanski ?/Apr/10 2nd
Rock Fairy ?/Apr/10 2nd
with david
Chriswallis2 26/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Joe
riven 26/Mar/10 Lead O/S
dashitboarder 21/Mar/10 2nd
with Dad
shouter 14/Mar/10 Lead
lanky_bastard 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

First Ever VS - hand jams were quicky learned! If a bit shallow

DanH9883 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Kenny D
timbo58 07/Mar/10 Lead
Mowglee 27/Feb/10 2nd rpt
with Ali
Hidden 23/Feb/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/10 Lead
Peter Holder 29/Jan/10 TR
Hidden 29/Jan/10 Lead O/S
kieranlivett 29/Jan/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/10 2nd
PaulHermes ??/2010 -
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Matthew Robinson ??/2010 Lead
Andy Graham ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Kate Hewson
Mowglee 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Ewan
David_Gledson 09/Nov/09 Lead
with Andy Quinn, Mike Quinn
Hidden 08/Nov/09 2nd
colkurtz 08/Nov/09 Lead
with Robb
dancey1981 ?/Nov/09 Lead
willworkforfoodjnr 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
grubes 31/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Bad day at the office

with Alex, Chris
grubes 31/Oct/09 2nd
with Chris
Alex Thompson 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Luke took couple of falls - Chris lead. Shallow hand jams. Climbed 2nd time to retreived stuck hex..

Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
jack89 27/Oct/09 TR O/S
davefount 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with ally
mark sadler 16/Oct/09 -
with jim
tom.ireson 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 30/Sep/09 Lead rpt

have failed to lead this before and seconded it afterwards.

with Jim
jkarran 17/Sep/09 Lead

Apparently I got this all wrong which may explain why it felt so awkward. Ah well.

with Pete, Jim
Jimmy57 17/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with James Karran
Alex Winter 03/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd rpt
mikeyg 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with John Baston
David Wynne 27/Aug/09 2nd
with Andy Blakely
mack1 25/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Fell, and cam popped out, knocked myself sensless (why didnt I wear my helmet?), and suffered a grade 3 seperation of the r a/c joint. grrrrrrrrr.....

James_D 23/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Had to be quick - it might have all the gear in the world, but i couldn't wait around to place it...

with Esther
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Kirk 11/Aug/09 Lead dog

Had to rest halfway up- on a 10m route!

with Skenders
Hidden 11/Aug/09 2nd dog
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/09 Lead O/S
hoyle118 20/Jul/09 2nd dog
with Kieran
Hidden 18/Jul/09 2nd rpt
DavidR 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
altairego 01/Jul/09 Lead
with Jim Luke and Sarah
Hidden ?/Jul/09 Lead
al99 30/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with James Whitlock
jw231 30/Jun/09 2nd O/S

In torrential rain to get gear back.

with Al Benson
PaulHermes 24/Jun/09 2nd
with Paul VCCC
ebf 24/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Mick Holding
Dave Foster 19/Jun/09 Solo rpt

No gear = no pump... a revelation!

rob1 16/Jun/09 Lead
rhino_bill 03/Jun/09 TR O/S
with Ian Tate
stevepotter 31/May/09 2nd
with steve taylor
JonathanJones 29/May/09 Lead dog

Took a rest since i got so pumped placing gear near the top, in future will just push on.

with JoeT
mol 25/May/09 2nd
with Jesse
Jesse Dufton 25/May/09 Lead
Chris Craggs 24/May/09 2nd
with Colin Binks
Qisheng Xie 24/May/09 Lead O/S

YUMC Almscliff Trip

with Philip Lamb
Dave Foster 23/May/09 Lead rpt
with Andy
FrankW 23/May/09 2nd O/S
with Aled S
Toby Dunn 21/May/09 Solo
Hidden 21/May/09 Lead rpt
Toby Dunn 17/May/09 Solo
coombsy 07/May/09 Lead O/S
with James Clarkson
leepip ?/May/09 Solo
with big rob
v man 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Jack00 21/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Cragrat Rich
Stig 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Chris
oliwarlow 12/Apr/09 Lead
with Ian
jimstanton 12/Apr/09 2nd
heidavey 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Susi
climbing_rocks1983 04/Apr/09 Lead RP
with Petey
johniebriggs ?/Apr/09 Lead
alexrafferty1986 30/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Ryan Perry
Christian Beck ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
ferdia 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Eddy
buddha1369 17/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Jan/09 2nd O/S
Nicos 24/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with ryan
bpmclimb 02/Jan/09 Lead rpt
with Clare
Hidden ??/2009 -
Teappleby ??/2009 Lead
with max
jugglingeek 16/Nov/08 2nd β

Nice warm up. Some jamming required.

with Paul Cookson
Martin Haworth 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
Will Hunt 15/Nov/08 2nd rpt
with Tom Nichols
Hidden 21/Oct/08 Solo rpt
stimpey 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Tom, Cas
coral21 12/Oct/08 2nd
with Steve, Tom
Timpy1584 12/Oct/08 2nd
with Caz, Steve
Jim Slater 05/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead
heidavey 26/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Susi
Hidden 18/Sep/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 18/Sep/08 Lead O/S
gilldando 14/Sep/08 2nd
with Mike
heidavey 13/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Susi
jonka ?/Sep/08 2nd
with mark
heidavey 30/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Susi
heidavey 29/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Susi
Hidden 25/Aug/08 2nd
harryt 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
heidavey 16/Aug/08 Lead rpt
with Susi
betamonkey 12/Aug/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Aug/08 2nd
John Pickles 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
lithos 08/Aug/08 2nd
pebbles 08/Aug/08 Lead rpt

finally did the b8gger clean

with rob
Rich Kawecki 07/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Chris Wilson
Rich Kawecki 07/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Chris Wilson
pebbles 23/Jul/08 Lead dnf

climbed to crux. hung on fistjam till pumped. downclimbed. swore. pulled rope through. climbed to crux... repeat 3 times, altenating hangs on fistjams with slumps onto gear, hand lead to buddy in disgust and second instead.

RedFox 23/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with Tom K
heidavey 21/Jul/08 Lead RP

Great climb - really enjoyed it.

with Susi
red.stiletto 21/Jul/08 2nd rpt
with heidavey
Hidden 14/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/08 2nd
heidavey 13/Jul/08 TR O/S

Really nice climb - was quite pumped at the top, so glad i wasn't leading, this time. Will lead it next time.

with Susi
kitch22 12/Jul/08 Lead rpt
with Paul Pack
tugboy ?/Jul/08 TR O/S
with Adam Adamson
sparra 24/Jun/08 2nd dog
with Ian
kitch22 05/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Jo Hollis
pebbles 04/Jun/08 2nd

a tricky polished little number - allegedly the easiest VS at almscliff, but I disagree.

jadm2 04/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/May/08 Lead O/S
JWB 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with My brother Robin
Jack00 20/May/08 2nd rpt
with Olly
ollyroberts 20/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jack
Simon Caldwell 14/May/08 Lead

Had to rest on gear in order to remove a hand jam that was solidly stuck! Having resorted to resting I then rested a bit more before finishing the route.

with Carmen
lucasp 13/May/08 Lead dog

First leader fall!

with Bruce
Hidden 08/May/08 2nd rpt
MeMeMe 08/May/08 Lead rpt
with Bob and Simon
Jon Read 03/May/08 Solo
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
wanderso 01/May/08 2nd dog

I thought Dave led this very well, an extaordinary off balance climb which he only just lost his balance on once and had a breather. Well protected and then finished dificult moves with aplomb. Well led, good climb.

with David Anderson
Dave Foster ?/May/08 Lead rpt

Doesn't get any less awkward or pumpy no matter how many times.

with Bryn
Cat G ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden 25/Apr/08 Lead
Si dH 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with Neil, Mark, Rich
Hidden 16/Mar/08 Lead O/S
IanJackson 09/Mar/08 Solo rpt
with Robeverybody
IanJackson 04/Mar/08 Solo rpt
with Peter
Will Hunt 23/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Straightforward jamming and gear in bomber abundance makes this a bit overgraded. More like a soft HS.

with Sean Jacobs
Hidden 13/Feb/08 Lead dog
Stuie 12/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Nick Lambert
HamishD 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Oli
Andy Moles 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Bjarte
AndyL 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 09/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Bennykr 09/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Huw
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
kingholmesy ??/2008 Solo O/S
joshen ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Solo
Sgt. Vest 11/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Dan 85 03/Nov/07 2nd O/S
with Heddwyn
camjberry ?/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with simon
Andy Hudson 27/Oct/07 2nd
with Dan
GrandmaOfShoes 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
RedFox 20/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Duncan and Steve
Abu777 14/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Danny Blakey
Joe Miller 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Wilbur 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with SFM (Blane)
jimdanson 30/Sep/07 Lead
with Mike Wilson
timreynolds 16/Sep/07 2nd
freerangecat 15/Sep/07 2nd
with The Fox
tommyzero 13/Sep/07 Lead RP

My first ever trad climb. My partner lead it. I seconded it to learn about gear placement. I re climbed it and clipped their pre placed gear before finally leading it and placing the gear myself.

The Mountain Goat 09/Sep/07 2nd
with John Seargent
wardlinney 09/Sep/07 Lead dog

My first VS.

with SC
the rec 09/Sep/07 Lead
with Sarah
jacurutu 05/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Fell off trying to gain the vertical crack. Tried again, and bottled it. Ended up setting up top rope for Ed to follow and collect the gear.

with Ed W
Hidden 04/Sep/07 2nd rpt
bpmclimb 28/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Clare
Duncan Skelton 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Jason Parker
mikeyfield 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Matt
Adam Greenwood 13/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Loads of gear, made sure I got a move on though (did it in about 3 minutes I think!) to avoid getting pumped. Nice route.

with Richard Till
mje1398 07/Aug/07 Lead dog
with John M
Hidden ?/Aug/07 Lead
betamonkey ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Niall McCurry
Simon Perry 27/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Mick Ellerton
Aussie Mick 27/Jul/07 Lead
with Simon Perry
Russell Lovett 24/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with darren lovett
IanJackson 22/Jul/07 Lead
with Big Ian
Adam1973 12/Jul/07 2nd
stewart murray 12/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Neil Mackenzie 08/Jul/07 Lead

got too pumped had to rest, then get beta off local dude... must concentrate more and stop panicking!

with Andy
beegsyboy 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Eccie + Andy
andymoin 07/Jul/07 2nd O/S

Got some nice rests, just have to be crafty like.

Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/07 Lead rpt
LakesWinter 10/Jun/07 2nd

I followed after I failed on the lead about 2/3 way up

with Jon, Gustav and Simon
Gustav 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Matt G
Thomas L 26/May/07 TR O/S
with Gary Sheppard
jimsim55 28/Apr/07 Lead β

Still very hard for a VS and with no rests - as short sharp and brutal as you expect at Almscliff

with Andy Kitchen
sharky91 22/Apr/07 TR O/S

Good climb. Practiced setting up system and releasable ab.

with Howard Lund
mje1398 21/Apr/07 2nd dog
with Dom
Pete Pozman 18/Apr/07 TR rpt
with Colin, Cefn Arch, John Byrne
petellis 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Scrit, Repeat

RAK 11/Apr/07 Lead
with Pete H.
Aussie Mick 10/Apr/07 2nd
with Simon Perry
Simon Perry 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Mick Ellerton
robman 24/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with stu
Hidden 11/Mar/07 2nd
joe larner 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
alaan 17/Feb/07 Solo O/S
HC~R 17/Feb/07 2nd
with James Rowe
Jack00 ??/2007 Solo O/S
nick ferro ??/2007 -
Lloyders ??/2007 2nd β
cat22 ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Mike
fifth ??/2007 -
Daniel Armitage 27/Dec/06 Lead O/S
with Mark Senior
charlie barnes 27/Oct/06 Lead
Alaister Nurse 26/Sep/06 TR
Nick Beckett ?/Sep/06 Lead
with various
Nick Beckett ?/Sep/06 Lead
with various
robman 29/Aug/06 2nd O/S
with Tim
Jenny Clarke 20/Aug/06 Lead
with Pete
Pete Pozman 26/Jul/06 2nd rpt
with Astel Arch
sharky91 25/Jul/06 TR O/S

Great climb no real problems except at top.

with Jim Golding
Hidden 12/Jul/06 Lead
Harry The Owl 12/Jul/06 Lead dog

Would have worked better with 3 arms.

Hidden 08/Jul/06 TR
Hidden 29/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Chriswallis2 20/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Jim
Hidden 07/Jun/06 2nd
beds74 24/May/06 2nd
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead
Hidden 27/Feb/06 Lead O/S
shark 11/Feb/06 Lead
with Bruce Woodley
Hidden 29/Jan/06 Lead
Hidden 29/Jan/06 AltLd
King Rat ??/2006 Lead O/S
with A
Chris Sansum ??/2006 -
@ndyM@rsh@ll ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Andy Parsons
andysroom ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
alicia ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Ali K
oliver.stewart ?/Nov/05 Lead β
with Joe Alexander
joe_alexander ?/Oct/05 2nd β


with Ollie Stewart
Shaw Brown 09/Sep/05 Lead
with David Jones
Rob Davies 24/Jul/05 2nd
with Andy Gee, Phil Ashton
Alex Mason 19/Jul/05 Lead O/S

not bad

with dad
clive-greenwood 11/Jul/05 Lead
MikeLeeds 11/Jul/05 2nd
Hidden 18/May/05 Lead O/S
Neal Butterworth 02/May/05 2nd O/S
SteveM 27/Apr/05 2nd
with James
beermonkey ?/Apr/05 Lead
jason ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with mike
Hidden ?/Mar/05 TR
aaronthehippy ??/2005 2nd
with Laurence
Peter Smith ??/2005 Lead
sdht ??/2005 -
gonzo_ls9 ??/2005 Lead O/S
with nol, d dickey
MazElden ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
reg_measures 06/Nov/04 Lead β
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Lev 06/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/04 2nd
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
petellis ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Brown 11/Oct/03 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/03 Lead dog
Hidden 24/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 26/May/03 2nd O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 26/May/03 Lead

My ascent went like this: Place cam, clip into cam, hang off cam, move up one step and repeat. Told me I definitely couldn't hand jam at the time.

with Mark Collins
Hidden 15/May/03 Lead O/S
simon kimber ?/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Jemma Berry
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Matt Rowat 11/Dec/02 Lead O/S

Very, very cold!

with Parky
Andysomething ?/Nov/02 Lead O/S
with Peter McGarry
five ?/Oct/02 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Oct/02 Lead
Siderunner 03/Aug/02 Lead O/S

large friends help

with Paul G
Mattyk 07/Jun/02 Lead O/S

1st VS at almscliff!

Hidden 04/Jun/02 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/May/02 Lead O/S
Smeegan ?/May/02 Lead O/S
with Dale
Hidden 19/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 14/Apr/02 -
with John Byrne
whispering nic ?/Mar/02 Solo
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
pezzerrr 25/Nov/01 Lead O/S
Alaric 06/Oct/01 2nd
with Syd F
shoulders 22/Sep/01 Solo
ando227 ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
WB ?/Jan/01 Solo O/S
chrishedgehog 09/Oct/00 Lead β
with Clare Wilkie
John Brayshaw 08/Oct/00 Lead rpt
with Andy Blakely
Hidden 03/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/00 Lead
John Brayshaw 29/Jul/00 2nd rpt
with Andy Macintosh
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/00 Lead O/S
John Brayshaw 22/May/00 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 26/Mar/00 Lead
Paul Figg 19/Mar/00 -
cragspud ??/2000 Lead O/S
Whealiebob ??/2000 -
with Robin
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Jonathan Richardson ??/2000 Lead O/S
adam carless ??/1999 Lead rpt

some nice moves but mainly just awkward, good gear though.

Bug ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Robert
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
craig h 11/Oct/98 Solo rpt
migs493 26/Aug/98 Lead O/S
andrew300169 25/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Judy
madagascar 25/Jun/98 2nd
leathers 20/May/98 Lead O/S
with Charlotte Evans
Hidden ?/May/98 Lead O/S
innes ?/May/98 Solo
jfmchivall ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
jameshiggins ??/1998 -
Jody ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
with WW
Dave Musgrove 03/Aug/97 -
with Tim Lowe, Andy Wild
Hidden 13/Oct/96 Lead
chile-dog03 24/Aug/96 Lead O/S
with Graham Thompson
Andy Fielding 18/Aug/95 Lead
with Mark Lardner
nickdonohue 15/Jun/95 Lead
with Viv ?, 'Woody'
Roget 27/May/95 Solo O/S
with jon
nickdonohue 30/Apr/95 Lead
with John Proctor, Dave Chapman
Phill Mitch ??/1995 Lead O/S
with bucko
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
rob.grafton ??/1995 -
nickdonohue 02/Oct/94 TR
Hidden 07/May/94 2nd
adam carless ??/1994 TR RP
with Someone from YUMC
crater 04/Jul/93 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/93 Lead
Carl Hamer 29/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/92 2nd
Pete Pozman 29/Feb/92 2nd
with John Byrne
Hidden ??/1992 Solo
Hidden 21/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/91 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 28/Jul/91 Solo
John Southworth 30/Jun/91 Lead O/S
Rich Kirby 15/Apr/91 Solo
with Bruce woodley
Hidden 17/Oct/90 Lead O/S
jfletcher 06/May/90 Lead
Pete Pozman 27/Mar/90 Solo rpt
Andy Say 21/Mar/90 Solo O/S
Pete Pozman 19/Mar/90 Solo rpt


Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Pete Pozman 22/Jul/89 Solo rpt
Moses 21/May/89 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
jhardwick ??/1989 Solo
RichardMc 28/Oct/88 2nd O/S
with Dave Langmead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 22/Jun/88 Lead

with school climbing club

Hidden ??/1988 Solo O/S
lithos ??/1988 Lead
with all sorts
craig h 28/Aug/87 Lead
steve prior ?/Oct/86 Lead
with Chris S
Tenko 08/Apr/86 Lead O/S
with Kev Wilson
Hidden ??/1985 -
Pete Ford ?/Mar/84 Lead
Roy Stuart ??/1984 Lead
hazeysunshine ?/Apr/83 Lead O/S
scree ??/1983 -
with Tim
charlesmfrench ??/1980 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/79 Solo
uphillnow ??/1979 -
GeoffG 25/Mar/77 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/75 Lead
mikej 24/Apr/74 Lead
with Stewart Grant
mikej 15/May/73 Solo
with Stewart Grant
mikej 06/Jun/72 Solo
with Stewart Grant, E
mikej 13/Apr/72 Solo
johnwright 21/Jul/71 2nd
with J Syrett
mikej 13/May/71 Solo
Dave Musgrove 01/Feb/69 -
Hidden ??/1969 2nd
greenbuoy 15/Jun/68 2nd
Dave Musgrove 17/Jul/66 -
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High HVS
High VS
Mid VS
Low VS
High HS
Mid HS
Low HS
Votes cast 99
High 5a
Mid 5a
Low 5a
High 4c
Mid 4c
Low 4c
High 4b
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