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Bowderstone Pinnacle** D

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 164 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/14

Matt pitches 1&2. Me pitch 3. Started up pitch 2 but backed off - slippy and exposed and not obvious. Solid lead from Matt.
JonLongshanks - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Simon Theobald, Matt Theobald

Led p1
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 04/May/14 with Nick Manasseh

pamvdb17 - AltLd - 04/May/14 with Pete H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14

snowfluke - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Alex Conway

Allanfairfechan - 2014

loved it great views
hellsbells - 10/Oct/13 with stuart holmes

First lead. First multi pitch. No obvious descent bar the gully, we muscled up through grassy ledges to a wall and found feint path right descending steeply.
SafeNath - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with lb

HeatReactor - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with James

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Hilary

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - May/13

westong - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/12

First outdoor Trad Multipitch Lead. Follwed Up Ben Selby and his partner. He kept a watchful Eye on me and made sure I did nothing ontoward. excellent climb great exposure, I'd do it agian.
RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Dave Leyland

Did with big rucksacks on and abseiled down the gulley on the right (looking in) found it to be exposed and hard for a diff, but with lot's of protection.
Wesley Orvis - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12

Jack Loftus - Solo - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jun/12

Dave Wearing - AltLd - 01/Apr/12 with Trish 1968

Did the interesting pitch 2. Done in big boots.
trish1968 - AltLd - 01/Apr/12 with dave wearing

Simonj - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with vicky

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

Wildheart - 27/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 03/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/11

runwildjohn - AltLd - 22/Jul/11 with Alice Horton

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/11

Climbed onto the pinnacle ( didn't fancy the jump), the climb off felt like VS!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Judith Neaves

movingfastblog - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with Matt

albt - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Done in three pitches, with me leading the 1st and Adam leading the 2nd and 3rd in the interests of speed. Had a mini-epic on the route, involving everything from going off-route to dropping belay devices from the belay. Took forever on the route, and abbed down the gully as it got dark. The guidebook is misleading at best on this one - the 2nd pitch is 'exciting' for a diff, and the descent doesn't appear to exist!
teh_mark - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Adam Kidson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11

sam_lav - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with lewis frasier

AlexMc - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11

ali newman ukc - Lead - 07/Mar/11

felt quite hard for diff, but VERY enjoyable! the jump onto the pinnacle was frickin' awwwwwesome!! ...but a lil' scary. decent is a riiiiight bitch!
tobyk - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Emma Akam

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

scarier than it should be
method - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with graham

Superdirect start (HVS 5a)
dpmUK - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Jen

OMG theres an actual pinnacle with no way down at the top of this one! also of note is that we did the super direct start (HVS)
arctic_jen - 2nd - 14/Aug/10 with Dan

richw2k2 - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Monika

Moniawl - 2nd - Jun/10 with rich

PaulHermes - AltLd - 15/May/10 with Martin VCCC

For a Diff climb the decent could upset many a first timer and even the most experienced. We had an epic trying to find the decent path??? In the end we went for the ab down the gully even though the guide sais not too. Great veiws
PaulHermes - AltLd - 14/May/10 with Martin VCCC

absail. clean ancors use of stairs --- loitle scary but got5 a few pictures ---- they look awsome.
djmc - 17/Apr/10 with Anthony Matthews

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

sass - 2010

Duncan D - 2010

reuphus - Lead O/S - 2010 with chris major

Nice route. Climb with double ropes and abseil from tree at top of gully- otherwise a long steep descent path.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Bob/Tom

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Dad

Tried to wizz up and and do this quickly after dinner but it ended up taking forever with stuck gear and failing to stick to the path down. It turned into a crazy battle through the trees and boulders in the dark. The hard part was definately not the route itself!
SianR - Lead - 10/Aug/09 with Bryn

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd β - 04/Jul/09

My second ever lead, first multi-pitch. Very different from my first lead at Windgather! Dad got scared half way up, and so I had to abb down. Left gear on the way to 2nd belay.
lanc23 - Lead dnf - Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

djking1983 - Lead - 08/Apr/09 with Rhys Jones

Rhys Jones - Apr/09 with Dave King

Roch - 2nd - 29/Mar/09 with MRT

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/09

Lead the HS variation on first pitch excellent route all round
sk8world19 - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09 with Ash Harris

sicoker - Lead - Mar/09 with Helen

Andrew1 - 2nd - 02/Nov/08 with Ros

Fantastic views of Castle Rock from the first belay. Brilliant dif. If this was in Yorkshire it would be 3 stars. Hard Dif in the old Borrowdale guide, a down grading from the 60s - a rarity! HD would be fairer.
jimorothy - Lead - 30/Oct/08 with Rachel Crolla

Direct Start, HS
jimjimmyjimjim - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/08

led all three pitches
gnat - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/08 with Andy Miller

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08

Much of Bowderstone crags are very vegetated Pinnacle a good climb plenty of protection for largish gear Jen seconded
John Berry - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Jen

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/08

gav - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Mark

both super direct start (HVS 5a) and direct start (HS) solo'd
ASchwirtz - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/08

Dieter Z - Lead O/S - 2008 with fiona

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/07

troym - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Sean Redmond

daza - Lead - 26/Aug/07 with Ceara

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/07

Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 26/May/07 with Gen & Dan

tommargin - AltLd O/S - May/07

Hidden - AltLd - May/07

Joe Miller - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Emma, Malcolm

First lead on a multipitch
freerangecat - AltLd - 06/Apr/07 with Flicka

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/07

Davey Ball - Solo - 2007

Hidden - Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/06

runwildjohn - AltLd - 21/May/06 with Roger Pleasant

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/05

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/05 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - AltLd - 03/Aug/05 with Colin Angus

Whitt - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with John

Jeremy Wilton - Lead - Jun/05 with Kevin Gibbs

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/05

DerwentDiluted - Solo - Sep/04

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/04

gazbonutter - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Pete MacDonald

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/04

biggianthead - 16/May/04 with W

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/04

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 10/May/04

Hidden - AltLd - May/04

greylag - AltLd - 2004

George Bassant - 2nd - May/03 with John Ford

EddieA - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/03

Lev - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/03 with Bex Whitney

joe king - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/02

petegunn - Lead - 17/Mar/02 with Scott Fraiser

Ian Archer - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/02 with Jon Massey

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/01

Celia Watson - 2nd - 23/Aug/01 with stuart watson

rob k - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/01

Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 23/May/01 with RonC

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 2001

arose - AltLd - Oct/00 with Tom Woodcock

Little B - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/00

ZA - 2nd - Jun/00 with family

JiveWeasel - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/00 with Mrs Weasel

biggianthead - 02/Apr/00 with G

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1999

Hidden - Mar/98

butteredfrog - 1998

MaNimal - AltLd - 01/Apr/96 with Rob Whiteman / Steve Pollington

BlueJohn - 2nd - 1995 with Mick Stockdale

cmcteir - Lead - 09/Aug/94

PeteCheung - Solo - 1994

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jun/93

mikej - Lead - 01/Feb/92 with E

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/91

Jim Walton - Lead - 1990

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/89 with Claire Stranack

Hidden - Solo - 27/Mar/89

Iain Thow - Lead - 01/Nov/87 with Steve di Ponio

Hammy - Solo - 13/Mar/87

biggianthead - 27/Mar/83 with G

Hidden - AltLd - 1983

sadams - 2nd - 22/Aug/82 with Don

tapley - Lead - 31/May/80 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/78

runwildjohn - 1978 with Chris Leteve

babymoac - 18/Jun/77

Hidden - 1977

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 31/Dec/75 with John Hall

Hidden - Lead - Jan/75

Lord of Starkness - Lead - 1975 with A Stark Sr

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1975

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/73

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

Andy Say - Lead - 1970

mikej - AltLd - 27/Jan/68 with Wil Hurford

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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 164 (6.1%)
Lead55 of 164 (33.5%)
Followed28 of 164 (17.1%)
Alt Leads52 of 164 (31.7%)
Unknown19 of 164 (11.6%)

'Climbed'102 of 164 (62.2%)
clean O/S60 of 164 (36.6%)
clean β1 of 164 (0.6%)
dnf1 of 164 (0.6%)