Demon Wall*** HVS 5a
[Demon wall roof, 1 kb]10m. The thin crack provides an awkward start (primes the pump) then step right to a flake in the bulge. Climb leftwards to a grasping final move. Originally started from the chimney to the right which is easier but less satisfying. © ROCKFAX
Climb the crack in the corner (same start as Bird's Nest Variation', till it is possible to traverse right to a flake in the bulge. Up this and move left and tackle the bulges above to a stiff finish. OK, if you know where the hold is.

Ticklists: A day out with Dolphin, The Complete Dolphin Collection, ARD Yorkshire Grit, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

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CallumC - Solo - 17/Oct/14 with Acoustic_Olly, robblackburn

Tricky to locate top jugs
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 11/Oct/14 with Flo, Bubbles

On Chris' gear
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with Chris Down, Bex

ruairidhwad - Lead - 04/Oct/14 with Morgan plain

samwillo - Lead - 30/Sep/14 with LUUMC

RKirke - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14 with Alex T

Alex the Alex - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/14 with Rog

Really blind, mega flash pump, so pumped. So pumped in fact I didn't do anything harder the rest of the day.
Alex Hallam - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Matt Rust

Bron H - Lead RP - 25/Sep/14

WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/14

poigol5043 - 2nd - 24/Sep/14

CallumSmith - 2nd - 18/Sep/14

papashango - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/14 with Simon

Coel Hellier - Lead - 11/Sep/14

PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with John P, Dave

Hidden - Solo dnf - 07/Sep/14

robertmctague - Solo rpt - 30/Aug/14

david morse - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14 with KT, josh

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 26/Aug/14

bailed right, bit damp perhaps
Hannes B - Solo dnf - 22/Aug/14

nick ferro - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/14 with Oli Birkill

PaulTanton - Solo rpt - 12/Aug/14

papashango - Solo rpt - 12/Aug/14

reach into the unknown for the side pull finish and your sorted
scarmichael - Lead β - Aug/14

markfairbank - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/14

DavidR - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

Keith Swainson - Lead - 27/Jul/14 with James Turner, david stevens

David Stevens - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with James Turner, Keith

First HVS :)
stickonthewall - Lead RP - 23/Jul/14

PaulTanton - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/14

Hidden - TR - 23/Jul/14

nick ferro - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Jonathan Aylwin

DavidR - Lead dog - 22/Jul/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

tsjx - 2nd - 02/Jul/14 with John Mc

Tom Peeper - Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Luke Jones - 2nd dog - 17/Jun/14 with Will

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

ashtond6 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14

Pumpzilla...will be back!
richardw87 - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/14 with Tom

fjg123 - Jun/14

Never knew that 10m of climbing could be so pumpy... high in the grade.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

Jon Didymus - 2nd - 26/May/14 with Matt Coburn

Hard to find the hold on the top, I asked a friend who just happened to be close by to point it out. Not that reachy (if you can find it), I'm only 5'6" with a negative ape, but being lanky would make it a bit easier. No real hard moves, just steep.
1poundSOCKS - Lead β - 26/May/14

SMThompson1 - Lead dog - 26/May/14 with Meg H

KatherineWard93 - 2nd - 26/May/14

Paul Clarke - 18/May/14 with Alone

Cant deny that I haven't seen pictures and heard tales of the hidden holds so cant really claim the onsight. Not as bad as I expected.
Olli-C - Lead β - 14/May/14 with Swanny

joe_lancs - 2nd - 05/May/14

CragDog - Lead RP - May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Apr/14

monkeymyster - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/14

Davefro - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14

K Mckay - 2nd - 24/Apr/14 with Ed Hutchings

robman - Lead RP - 05/Apr/14

tough
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Bex

Had to rest below the crux to clear my head of the voices arguing whether to try it or not. It's called Demon Wall for a reason! Hard to believe I put up a new E1 two weeks ago and then....this! :) Very committing. Lovely.
ebf - Lead dog - 02/Mar/14 with Paul Stephenson

A last ditch attempt to tick the third classic when already pumped backfired spectacularly. Massive reach at the top, 5a my arse. Took brilliant whipper from top of the crag.
spidermonkey09 - Lead dnf - 23/Feb/14 with Ellie Fuller

theomoore - Lead β - 13/Jan/14

Nez - 2014

Hidden - Lead dog - 2014

Climbster - 2nd rpt - 26/Dec/13 with Ian

Nice climbing top section wasn't as hard as i thought.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/13 with Matt

kenneM - Lead - 14/Dec/13 with M_W_Court

Compo - Lead dog - 16/Nov/13 with Gareth

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Mike Todd

Easy when you know how, nails when you don't!!
toddm - Lead rpt - Nov/13 with Kevin

Will_Mac - 2nd - 26/Oct/13 with Ben Coope

First time trying a HVS grade and I think it will be a while before I lead it! All went well save for a very stretchy move to a tiny tiny pocket at the top where I had to lean on the rope to figure out where I was trying to go. Paul also tried to top-rope it but gritstone got the better of his hands which looked very sore afterwards!
Zumoid - TR dog - 20/Oct/13 with Paul McKenzie

Finally returned to do it - definitely worth the trip to Almscliff!! Top hold very hard to find, and much appreciated the beta from the ground. Awesome route, but very hard to onsight!!
kyaizawa - Lead β - 19/Oct/13 with Becky Lodge

BLodge - 2nd - 19/Oct/13

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13

Richard P Coates - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/13 with ianjfsutcliffe

lanky and weak - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/13 with John McCune

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/13

PaulTanton - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Rhys McCallister

My first trad fall. Quite strenuous and crimpy moves to the top then I got pumped out searching for the final jug. Rested on the rope for 5 mins then climbed it second time round. Good gear throughout, will lead it clean next time now I know where the jug is.
ralphio - Lead dog - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Sep/13

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Sarah

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo rpt - 12/Sep/13

Tom.Priestley - 2nd dog - 08/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/13

GPN - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Neil Harvey

Some of the most brutal climbing i've done. Pull hard on the first break, and on the second for a dodgy rest and then pull harder on the slopey finish. Got a super flashpump and took a nice flyer. Hard to call it more than HVS 5a but this is probably the most physically demanding climb i've tried.
smithjmw46 - Lead dog - 16/Aug/13 with Nick Fry

dainbramaged999 - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/13 with Josh Smith

cat22 - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Mike

spragglerocks - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/13 with Jon Morgan

morganator - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Rachael Spraggs

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Aug/13

Hidden - TR RP - Aug/13

Chris Reid - Solo - 30/Jul/13

munch88 - Lead dnf - 17/Jul/13 with rob

DaveB61 - TR - 16/Jul/13 with Mike Dowsett

Chris Reid - Solo - 09/Jul/13 with Lissy Manners

spragglerocks - 2nd dog - 08/Jul/13 with James Rowe

have seconded a fair few times before, but still nervous so very chuffed to have finally led it. and yes, lots of gear beta! really enjoyed if after finally getting on the lead, will deffo repeat it for pure pleasure
pebbles - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13 with paul s

papashango - Lead - 03/Jul/13 with Simon

Dumb warmup number 2 of peak trip
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Liam Ingram

Awful warm up. Felt hard.
Liam Ingram - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Robert Taylor

Not lead before but seconded 15 years sgo
Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Peri

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Jun/13

Two more lobs off the top moves... Absieled to retrieve my gear with my tail between my legs.
Alex Thompson - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/13 with Ben Powrie

Placed all the gear got pumped, downclimbed the whole climb, then climbed it again clean with the gear in
MikeLeeds - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Neil Redgrave

Three times in one night
PaulTanton - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/13

tsjx - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Garry

Andrew Wilson - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/13 with jon stewart

Alasdair88 - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/13 with Mike

braders94 - 2nd O/S - 30/May/13 with Rob Cooper

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/May/13

Seconded after cocking up the onsight lead...
tommytwotone - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Mike

Got up it clean this time. Still a bit pumpy though.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/13 with Harrogate club

MeMeMe - Lead - 30/Apr/13 with Tom

The holdes take a bit of finding but easey
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 28/Apr/13 with Tom Martin

cobweb - Lead - 13/Apr/13 with Roger Waterworth, martyn hopson

riven - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Neil Stabbs

Dave Musgrove - 05/Mar/13 with Nigel Baker

Hidden - Solo - 03/Mar/13

Got ridiculously pumped searching for a hold for the top out. Really nice though, short yet interesting.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Sam Marks

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Charl

georgedunton - Lead dog - 03/Jan/13 with Ian J F Sutcliffe

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/12 with Tom Adams, Euan McKendrick

nick ferro - 20/Oct/12 with Jonathan Aylwin

fell from crux.
tobyk - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Stew

stewart100 - 2nd dog - 20/Oct/12 with Toby Knights

Dickon151 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/12 with Peter Keron

petekeron - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/12 with Dickon Morris

a13x - Lead RP - 14/Oct/12 with Pierre Bouilhol, Matthew Gibbings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12

Julian Cooper - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Knott

Pumpy, slopy and reachy!
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with James Oswald, Andy

So, so good! Very pumped but drove through it without stopping for long which made it possible. So pleased with this tick.
Morgan P - 2nd β - 06/Oct/12 with Lawrence Ian Furse

A sandbag. E1 5b and a fairly pumpy one too. Shame it couldn't be a bit longer
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Andy Hobson, Julie Mair

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 29/Sep/12 with David Forster

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Sep/12

Foot popped just below the top. Failgasm.
victim of mathematics - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/12 with Andy

MartinWilliams87 - Lead β - 29/Sep/12 with Richard Williams

A little stiff for an HVS. Why 3 stars though? a wandering line up a short bit of rock.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12

dainbramaged999 - 2nd - 16/Sep/12 with Edward Hutchings

Dibdawg - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Scott Haslam

wolverine - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Ben Burns

The Big Sender - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with morgan trigg

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/12

cragtyke - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with john g

Hidden - 2nd β - 28/Aug/12

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 28/Aug/12 with loundsy

SPD224 - 2nd - 23/Aug/12 with Martin Smith

Easy when you know where the holds are. Good gear in the break before the reachy move for the top
williamsd79 - Lead dog - 22/Aug/12

Don't try to finish left..
fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 20/Aug/12 with daveyw

g1m147 - Lead dog - 18/Aug/12 with Steve

How not to climb it!
Rachel Somerville - Lead RP - 12/Aug/12 with Ali Wood

Marq - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Nico, James Rowe

First trad fall!!
Rachel Somerville - Lead dog - 02/Aug/12 with Nik, Peter Robinson

Harry Holmes - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/12 with Oli Read

All there but very pumpy for such a short route.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 30/Jul/12 with Sarah

Thinker01 - Lead RP - 30/Jul/12 with Becster

becster - 2nd - 30/Jul/12 with Mark_Day

DavidR - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Holly Adamthwaite

SPD224 - 2nd - 26/Jul/12 with Martin Smith

tsjx - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/12 with Wayne

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/12

Went to far right going for hold beneath top out. Nothing there - popped off.
tsjx - Lead dog - 24/Jul/12

could do it now i know where the holds are
Calum Wadsworth - Lead dog - 22/Jul/12 with Ruairidh Wadsworth

previously did it second
grubes - Lead RP - 21/Jul/12 with ian ukb

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/12

grubes - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Haydn

Hardonicus - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12 with Luke Donaldson

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Joe

pastep - 2nd - 08/Jul/12 with Tibor

PaulHermes - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Tibor

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with martin broadhurst

GrantB - 2nd - 03/Jul/12 with James

Raining
jkarran - Lead - 03/Jul/12 with Grant

mike.moss - Lead dog - Jul/12

Wow, the pump....damnit, made it up after a fall. Great climb.
Steven Andrews - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Arjan

RLT Course (SPA Training)
bazthomas - TR O/S - 29/May/12 with Sarah Yates

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/May/12

alias dave - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Sam.EB

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Christian Turford

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/12

Clean this time; warm enough to feel my fingers.
crispycodd - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/12 with David Tidman

Andrew Wilson - Lead dog - 06/Apr/12 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/12 with Andy Wilson

Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12 with Lubos Klepac

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/12

Failed on this several years ago. Done today after chris lowered off it. Felt fine.
Si dH - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/12 with Chris Foster

Matt Cooke - 2nd rpt - 18/Mar/12 with Rosh

The Grist - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Lee Hamilton

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Mar/12

TRFrost - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/12 with D. Armstrong

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/12

Decked after gear behind flake popped... plus it turns out we were both moving right after the bulge to the pocket, rather than left to the more positive break, as the route should go. Definitely one to come back and do!!
kyaizawa - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/12 with Henry Hakkinen

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/12

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead rpt - 18/Feb/12 with Coatesy

Richard P Coates - 2nd rpt - 18/Feb/12 with ianjfsutcliffe

After a fail at leading because too far left.
crispycodd - 2nd - 17/Feb/12 with David Tidman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

robertmctague - Lead - 2012

JonG - 2012

mikekeswick - 2012

ERH - 2012

josh_robertson - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead rpt - 12/Nov/11 with Coatesy

mark20 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Mark R

Richard P Coates - 2nd dog - 12/Nov/11 with ianjfsutcliffe

Got too pumped out placing cams in the break - being hungover probably didn't help either. Sam went up on my gear, placed the cams and then took a series of rather spectacular wingers from the wet holds on top! Felt steady on second.
David Kay - Lead dnf - 05/Nov/11 with Sam Houlker

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/11 with Esther, Olly Roberts

x2
jacobjacob - Solo β - 29/Oct/11

The final move on this route had defeated me on a previous visit
falcus911 - TR - 16/Oct/11 with Noddy Crouch

TRFrost - Lead dog - 27/Sep/11 with D. Mckinlay

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/11

Chris wilson - 2nd - 19/Sep/11 with Jon S

Not sure what possessed me to climb this... Awesome moves, but got pumped and decided to slump on the gear and come back another day. :/
Alex Thompson - Lead dnf - 15/Sep/11 with Vix

kitch22 - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/11 with Marc Wise

cobweb - Lead - 10/Sep/11 with martyn hopson

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Sep/11

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Andrew Cooke

ojp - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Robin

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Sep/11

robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Simon Petty

beds74 - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with neil mackay, Craig Hartley

hartleycsh - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with Neil Mackay

Hidden - 03/Sep/11

andysroom - Lead RP - 02/Sep/11 with Paul, Lizzie

Pike - TR dnf - 28/Aug/11

andy jennings - 2nd β - 22/Aug/11 with dannyboy, Floris

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Floris

Hidden - 2nd β - 14/Aug/11

petekeron - Lead β - Aug/11 with Hugh Bradley

Mowglee - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/11 with Ali

Hidden - 04/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 17/Jun/11

Felt harder than last time.
Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/11 with Dafydd Llywelyn

markfairbank - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/11 with Ian Moore

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jun/11

David Kay - 2nd - 07/Jun/11 with Jamie Sparks

interesting route, top break takes some bomber gear F3.5 or similar, but you can't see it from below.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/11 with David Kirsfelds

A lot harder than any of the other 5a climbs I've done on the cliff.
fast eddie - Lead dog - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead β - Jun/11

gmatthew - Lead O/S - 16/May/11

Jack00 - Solo rpt - 12/May/11 with Andy Graham

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 03/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/11

easy to go off route on if you dont read the guide and just set off from the bottom of it, found the way in the end though - much easier
pudding - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with john phethean

Peter Holder - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Apr/11

Brilliant route, too hot for slopers though. took me a couple of goes to do the move out of the big break, then Chris kindly directed me to the finishing jug, think i'd have been off otherwise!
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Steve Bowker

Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/11

Luke Brooks - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/11

David_Gledson - Lead - 07/Apr/11 with Rich Timms

timmsy - 2nd - 07/Apr/11 with David_Gledson

I couldn't get any gear in the middle break. Last gear was behind the flake. I couldn't find the pocket at the top after my second look and peeled off. The rope tangled my leg and turned me upside down ripping the flake cam. Upside down ground fall! Luckily i had my helmet on. Just nackered my shoulders and knocked myself out for a wee while. Valuable lesson learned though. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET OUTSIDE!
monkeyman79 - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/11 with David Edmondson

clive-greenwood - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Anna

Mowglee - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/11 with Ali

Final of the 'trilogy in a day' with Great Western and OHG
Mowglee - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/11 with Tom Nichols

bwestwood - 2nd O/S - 2011

danny33 - Lead - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

1 rest after attaining John's high point and then lead on from there. Freezing cold with snow on the ground didn't help holding on to the slopers for long periods.
Theeni - Lead β - 27/Nov/10 with John McEvoy

petegunn - Lead - 25/Nov/10 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/10

thetradlad - TR dog - 20/Nov/10 with Harry Thorpe

Fell off the last move, standard
Harry Thorpe - Lead dog - 20/Nov/10 with Adam Jordan

AMJ098 - 2nd - Nov/10

Adam Lincoln - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/10 with Peter Hurley

Danny Crump - TR O/S - 23/Oct/10 with Sarah Pentelow, Tony Wood

LiL Saz - 23/Oct/10 with Tony Wood, Danny Crump

jimmatthews - Lead β - 20/Oct/10 with simon kimber

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 13/Oct/10

Hidden - TR - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/10

pumpy as usual
jhardwick - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/10 with dave collier

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 08/Sep/10 with Mike Nuttall

1 fall near top...bad beta+tiredness from a week of capming.
DaveFidler - Lead dog - 22/Aug/10

MikeDowsett - TR - 22/Aug/10 with Tony Fidler

nick ferro - 14/Aug/10

Hidden - 10/Aug/10

middlevern - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Toby Dunn

Jon Read - Solo - 08/Aug/10 with andi turner

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jul/10

pebbles - 2nd - 25/Jul/10

Fell off last move, reaching for slopers! Went up and down several times to find the hold before this on increasingly pumped arms. Did on top rope after and found the hold! This has to be E1 on sight and a grade easier if you know where the hold is, (or maybe that's because I fell off!)
RobSimmo - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/10 with Al Robinson

al_robinson76 - TR dog - 22/Jul/10 with Rob Simpson

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/10 with Pete

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Mike Lloyd

Fell attempting a sloper topout. Will go for the jug next time :P
hellorichie - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/10

Nice climb low in the grade
andrew300169 - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/10 with Pom

Dam finishing move, slap, slap, where is it? Off!
markfairbank - Lead dog - 02/Jun/10 with Mick D

Boj S - Lead - 31/May/10

roberto18 - Lead - 31/May/10 with Tom Nickols

Hidden - Lead β - 31/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/May/10

sten - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Alec Rycroft/Amy Gustin

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 27/May/10 with Olly

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 27/May/10 with Jack Colbeck

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

Tez29 - 2nd β - 23/May/10 with Ivan

mattyork2 - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Johnny Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/10

Dafydd Llywelyn - 2nd - 12/May/10 with Conor Cussel

simon kimber - Solo - 04/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/10

simon kimber - 2nd - 03/May/10 with Fabrizio Della Rossa

dkd - 2nd - 03/May/10 with karly54

akhughes - Solo O/S - May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10

dan gibson - Lead - 03/Apr/10 with michael porter

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Hannah Hunt

andy mcc - 2nd - Apr/10 with Robin Nicholson

Hanski - 2nd - Apr/10 with Simon Kimber

I can see how it would be really easy to get just slightly off route, which would make things feel a lot harder.
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Noel Peatfield, Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart

Mowglee - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/10 with Ewan

Mowglee - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/10 with Ewan

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Gareth, Will luumc

markalmack - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/10 with gregg capon

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/10

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/10 with Rob

Kirks01 - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/10 with Rob

Hidden - 2nd β - 13/Feb/10

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/10 with Nick Valente

Hidden - Lead - 11/Feb/10

Hidden - Jan/10

PaulHermes - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

RossG - 2010

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 2010

philw - 2010

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 2010 with bwestwood

Fell off searching for the top-out hold. Found it second try slightly further right. Need to go back to clean it, sweet route!
Mowglee - Lead dog - 13/Dec/09 with Ali

Can't believe I've ever lead this clean!
petellis - 2nd dog - 28/Nov/09 with mattyork2

Think I pumped out and fell off this years ago but got it done today. Could be e2 in the peak?
mattyork2 - Lead - 28/Nov/09 with Pete Ellis

nick ferro - 08/Nov/09

Rowansb - Lead β - Nov/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Oct/09

much better holds than i expected from the ground, Excellent
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Pete aka Dad

Relentless!
slacky - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

simonp - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Neil Stabbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/09 with Ed Lemon

Had a nightmare on the upper section, stepped right above the flake not left
mikeyg - Lead dog - 01/Sep/09 with Adam Coxsell

adam coxsell - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/09 with Gadd

was just dismantling belay when we saw clare and kirk, so mantled it up again for them
pebbles - 2nd - 20/Aug/09 with dave shield

coombsy - Lead β - 18/Aug/09 with Neil D

Absolutely gutted about this, did most of it really nice, just got pumped nearing the top, reached over, only to find a completely sloping topout, took a fall of a metre or two with a soft landing thanks to matt. Took a rest, went back up again out slightly right aswell, reached over the top and found a perfectly good hold probably 6 inches to the left of where I was groping the previous time! Should have had it, really silly!
Reaver2k - Lead dog - 12/Aug/09 with Matt Marshall

matthewjames - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Alan Saul

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Bill Lawrence

Bill Lawrence - Lead dog - 06/Aug/09 with oaksi2

climbed up and down twice. Too chicken to commit to the move above the flake. Bob demonstrated me that the gear is good by taking a fall, so I did it afterwards.
duzinga - Lead - 05/Aug/09 with Bob

Tuve started and placed gear under flake, I went up and got to top break, couldn't do finishing move, took proper fall but cam held
BobPorter - Lead dnf - 05/Aug/09 with Tuve

Tuve led on well tested gear, I seconded, still couldn't do top. I will beat this climb one day!
BobPorter - 2nd - 05/Aug/09 with Tuve

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/09

Excellent, classic Almscliff route in great conditions put a huge smile on my face.
AlistairB - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Bridgett

pebbles - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/09 with dave shield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/09

clive-greenwood - Lead - 08/Jul/09 with Kevin

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/09

Alex Winter - Lead - 02/Jul/09 with J. Iles-Smith

al99 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with James Whitlock

Hard climbing in the rain, lucky was on second.
jw231 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Al Benson

leepip - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with big rob

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

jadm2 - TR - 28/May/09 with Helen

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Andy

Toby Dunn - Solo - 21/May/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/May/09

Had to try the crux section after the flake a few times, downclimbing to the rest below the flake each time. Eventually it all came together and felt about right for a tough HVS 5a.
Misha - Lead - 02/May/09

may be oneday
timbo58 - TR - 25/Apr/09

pebbles - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with dave shield

Stig - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Chris

Lou Kennedy - 2nd - 17/Apr/09

Adam Potter - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Louise Kennedy

Pumped out and fell while searching for the finishing holds
jonny taylor - Lead dog - 15/Apr/09 with Andy B

oliwarlow - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with Ian

jimstanton - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/09

chrishedgehog - 2nd rpt - Apr/09 with James

alexrafferty1986 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/09 with Ryan Perry

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

had tried before when I ran out of courage/power. A size 3.5 cam should make it safe as houses - don't know what my problem was..
wahniel - Lead RP - 10/Mar/09 with Hugh Squire

Knackering-found it pretty pumpy and had to rest a few times, but still pretty fun.
AndyL - Lead dog - 28/Feb/09 with dan missen

CalumC - Lead dnf - 28/Feb/09

DMiss - 2nd dog - 28/Feb/09 with Andy L

odox - Lead dog - 2009 with Jim Stanton

Hidden - Lead RP - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2009 with SteveOc

CragDog - Lead dog - 2009

cymjt - 2009

Marti999 - Lead rpt - 20/Dec/08 with Chris Rollins

GPN - 2nd - 22/Nov/08 with Shaw Brown

Slipped off on first attempt
Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/Nov/08 with George North

Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 15/Nov/08 with Marek

Great lead.
Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 15/Nov/08 with Tom Nichols

Hard climb on steep rock. Fell (more than once!!) when on last couple of moves, but felt great when I finally cracked it.
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 05/Oct/08 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/08

Hidden - TR - 21/Sep/08

Simonj - TR - 21/Sep/08 with james

Couldnt do the final move a year ago. Found it quite easy this time.
JWB - Lead β - 13/Sep/08 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/08

jonka - Lead - Sep/08 with mark

Toby Dunn - Sep/08

jonny taylor - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/08

pebbles - 2nd - 23/Jul/08 with dave shield

RedFox - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08 with Tom K

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/08

kitch22 - Lead RP - 13/Jul/08 with Adam Maybury

Hidden - Lead RP - 03/Jul/08

1 rest
cem - Lead dog - 29/Jun/08 with Rob Truckle

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jun/08

done many times before. fell off trying to link DW start with he top of dolphinian. Pulled the ropes and just went for demon wall.
petellis - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with Joe Barker

A really nice route. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Monk - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with RUMC

Peter Smith - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Mick Leather

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/May/08

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 20/May/08 with Sam Leach

banx22 - 2nd dnf - 16/May/08 with Adam Taylor, Dave

pebbles - 2nd - 07/May/08 with james meredith, dave shield

jadm2 - 2nd dog - 07/May/08

Jon Read - Solo - 03/May/08 with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner

Neal Butterworth - 2nd O/S - 02/May/08 with Matt Rees

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08 with UKC Rich

Hidden - TR - 16/Mar/08

IanJackson - Solo rpt - 04/Mar/08 with Peter

wilchivs - 2nd dog - 24/Feb/08 with Mark Walter

got pumped placing gear under the flake
Mark Walter - Lead dog - 24/Feb/08 with Wil Chivers

FrankKeogh - TR O/S - 20/Feb/08 with Pete Davies

Peter Smith - 2008

Daniel Armitage - Lead RP - 31/Dec/07

towdman - 2nd - 31/Dec/07 with Daniel Armitage

JLS - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/07 with Jacqui

jimdanson - 2nd - 30/Sep/07 with Owen Samuels

Sustained
bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/07 with John A

Again!
bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/07 with John A

alexyoung - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/07 with Paul "The Dark Side" Giddings

Tough warm up route! Almscliff grades seem a little on the tough side, this one is fine once you go left and not try a silly direct finish!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Rik

furry - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/07 with Paul W

alexyoung - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/07 with Steve

furry - Lead RP - 05/Sep/07 with Alex Young

Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - TR dog - Sep/07

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Tom C

Jack00 - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/07 with Dan Short

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/07

DavidR - Lead dog - 29/Jul/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/07

Another Beating, second time round, was going for the wrong holes. I will return and solo this.
IanJackson - Lead - 22/Jul/07 with Big Ian

Jack00 - 2nd RP - 18/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Jun/07

alaan - Solo rpt - 26/Jun/07

Failed on lead.
dave657 - 2nd dog - 23/Jun/07 with jon b

Mark Walter - 2nd - 23/Jun/07 with Ben D

Cool. Seconded al a year ago, thought i knew where the jug was. I didnt.
Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/07 with Will

alaan - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/07 with Grant

Just tough, could do the moves but just couldn't link them.
markfairbank - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/07 with Harry Middleton

popebenedictus - TR dnf - 28/Apr/07 with Ruth Harding

edd rab - TR dog - 28/Apr/07 with Phil Leng

Powder Puff Girl - TR dog - 28/Apr/07 with Ben H

mje1398 - 2nd dog - 26/Apr/07 with John M

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/07

dave o - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with James R

Stuffed it up on lead - TR'd to get gear
furry - TR RP - 14/Apr/07 with Alex Young

joe larner - Lead RP - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/07

storky - TR - 18/Feb/07

Xav - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with sean jacobs

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/07

Down climbed from gear and then went up again.. pumpy!
Mattyk - Lead β - 02/Feb/07 with Matt Greenwood

twating bollocks
robman - Lead dog - 28/Jan/07 with Tim

davetigger - 2007

Hidden - Lead dog - 2007

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2007

Sean_J - Lead dog - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06

Had to do a bit of uping and downing but no rests on gear which was good.
Northen Vince - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/06 with Zoe & Oliver

Alaister Nurse - TR - 26/Sep/06

Nick Beckett - Lead - Sep/06 with various

Nick Beckett - Lead - Sep/06 with various

want to redo.. when fit!!!
robman - Lead dog - 29/Aug/06 with Tim

Fulfilled a relatively long held ambition in soloing this.
Ram MkiV - Solo - 12/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/06

MeMeMe - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/06 with Simon

One hang, got the poor holds in the top break, won't spoil the suprise of where the better ones are...
Sankey - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/06 with Luke

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/06

Elsier - 2nd dnf - Jun/06 with John, Ian

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/May/06

Had a big fall on this route many a month ago, couldn't avoid having another go (for fear of beiing humiliated by yet another almsliff route) any longer.
alaan - Lead rpt - 04/May/06 with Chris

shark - Lead rpt - 11/Feb/06 with Bruce Woodley

ChrisJD - 2nd - 29/Jan/06 with rc

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/06

King Rat - Lead O/S - 2006 with A

oldmanrivers - Lead - 2006

Karl Bromelow - 2006

markalmack - Lead - 2006

spoony84 - 2nd - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

alicia - 2nd - Nov/05 with Tom Gilbert

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/05

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 09/Sep/05 with David Jones

reg_measures - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with timmy elson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/05

hard did a slopey mantle to find a deep pocket by my hand
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Steve Ramsden

Brown - Lead - 16/Jan/05

sdht - 2005

RossG - 2005

bigphil - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/04 with Nick

WB - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/04 with Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/04

antroy - Lead - 25/Apr/04

Managed to fall off looking for the final hold, had someone point it out the second time around
Lev - Lead RP - 06/Mar/04 with Matt Taylor

Hidden - Sent x - Feb/04

Hidden - Lead - 2004

had failed on this route at some stage earlier in my career. was satisfying to bag it. hardest of the 3 great almscliff HVS 5a's
Ram MkiV - Lead - 2004 with Alex Mason

That last move is very long and very blind.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 2004 with James Rowe

petellis - Lead - 2004

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Fiend

Simon Caldwell - 2nd RP - 30/Jul/03 with Rich

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 26/May/03 with Mark & Justin

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/May/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Awesome!
Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/03 with Lewis

Hidden - Lead β - 02/Mar/03

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2003

Hidden - Lead - Oct/02

Nigel Coe - 22/Aug/02 with Tim Dunsby

Just Another Dave - Lead dog - 06/Jul/02 with sam kendrick

cem - TR - 29/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/02

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/02

shoulders - Lead - 07/Apr/02 with jim, paul

lithos - Lead - Apr/02 with john byrne

whispering nic - Solo - Mar/02

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Climbster - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/01

adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - Nov/01 with Hoult

ando227 - Lead O/S - Aug/01

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2001

Paul Figg - 11/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/00

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 2000 with Robin

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Bug - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Solo - 2000

Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 2000

Jonathan Richardson - Lead - 2000

Tenko - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/99 with Mick Bradley

ellie macpherson - 2nd - Mar/99 with Ian Holmes

kato'sdad - Lead - 24/Aug/98 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd - 24/Aug/98 with Jon Berry

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/98

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/98 with Dan Bailey

innes - Solo - May/98

jfmchivall - 1998

jameshiggins - 1998

nickdonohue - Lead - 03/Jun/97

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - Apr/97 with Pom

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1997 with gaz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/96

Trobbo - 2nd - 15/Jun/96 with john blower

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/96

leathers - Lead O/S - 08/May/96 with Julian Simmons

craig h - Solo rpt - 30/Mar/96

rob.grafton - Solo - 10/Sep/95 with Bruce

Rich Kirby - Solo - 28/May/95

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/May/95 with jon

nickdonohue - 2nd - 30/Apr/95 with John Proctor, Dave Chapman

rob.grafton - 1995

dazbarker - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/94

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/93

rob.grafton - 2nd - 27/Apr/93 with Bruce

Hidden - 1993

Hidden - Solo - Sep/92

crater - 2nd - 31/Jul/92

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/92

Pete Pozman - 2nd - 21/Jun/92 with John Byrne

rob.grafton - Lead - 20/May/92 with Bruce

ChrisJD - Lead - 17/May/92 with Alex

Had just failed to lead - pumped placing gear. Soloing is far easier.
John Southworth - Solo RP - 04/Mar/92

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/90

John Marsland - Lead dog - 24/Jul/90 with Eduardo Martinez

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/90 with John Byrne

Rich Kirby - Feb/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Richard White - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

craig h - Lead - 04/Jun/89

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 28/Jan/89 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1988

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/86 with Mark Gray

Roy Stuart - Lead - 1984

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 1983

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/82 with Ian Milne

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/79

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 20/Nov/77

Significant in that this was my 100th visit to Almscliff. Several other regular VS classics climbed.
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 14/Nov/76

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1971

greenbuoy - 2nd - 19/Jul/70

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 10/Oct/68 with Tom Morrell

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