Low (quite difficult) hand traverse across the ledge with 1 fall, would have been much easier to walk across the top!
MysteriousCeorl - 2nd - 29/May/15
Low traverse method, will be back to do the scarier but easier walk method with a couple of small cams
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/May/15 with Nick Higson, Ben
Walking yet precarious
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 25/May/15
Brown - Lead - 05/Oct/14 with John
Felt good to 2nd clean, very sandy at the end of the traverse. Rob led with a cool head.
mike bridges - 2nd β - 30/Aug/14 with Robert Bridges
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/14
Nice and balincy all over to soon:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14
Scary traverse. Enjoyed the focus required. Take small cams.
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with John Inkpen
Pretty cool, crux is pulling onto the ledge then it eases. Plenty of holds when you need them after that, just not necessarily at the right level.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13 with Will
amccann - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13
willsm11 - 2nd β - 16/Nov/13 with matt
In the dark without a headtorch on, made the traverse abit sketchy
Teappleby - 2nd - 16/Nov/13 with Alex McCann
So i thorte this wuld be a nice worm up for better things! It wasent!! Spent the rest of the day pumped! I may of climbed a difrent route to scoop conection by staying low and climbing out to the flakes on the left and then mantaling up on the left most part of the ledge!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Dan bates
Wayne S - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Deacon
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13
Scary, nearly barndoored off trying to chalk-up mid move. Insecure.
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/13
Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Neil Furniss
Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead β - 13/Apr/13
A small cam in the slot is useful.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Liam Brown, Gareth Hooson
bclifton - Lead O/S - 2013
Not E3, but nicely delicate and balancy!
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12
PAJames - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 2012
nickmattia - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with stephenhartley
stephenhartley - 2nd - 23/Aug/11 with nickmattia
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Si 2
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11
crimpy69 - TR - 02/Jul/11
The lower wall was harder than the traverse. Overgraded.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Simon Pape
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11
Tamati - 2nd - May/11
Definitely a thought provoking traverse! Not so bad I couldn't enjoy it though.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Will Ward
too easy for E3 and a little sandy, not particularly nice
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Chi Huo Cheng
the traverse is awful on the second, was going to swing into Great Harry if i came off.
Chi Cheng - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/11 with Rachel Stater
First E3! It was E2 in my guide and looked easier then Suspense hence this instead of Suspense. A little scared getting on the ledge and then traversing but apart from that fine. Bomber micro-cams on the arete, had to abb for gear
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Kate Slack, Sarah Harrison
Coel Hellier - Lead - 17/Sep/10
Good route, fear wise E3 is the right grade. quite an easy 5b move though. Would be nasty if you fell from the left of the ledge.
robin heath - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09
dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with michael porter
Never E3 just too easy, especially since the hard moves are near the start of the traverse. V Good though.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Becca
BeccaSnowden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Tom
AJ007 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Dan
dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/09 with AJ
Nicos - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with matt bates
smudge - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/08 with Dan Poulter
djp1 - 2nd - 25/Oct/08 with Dan Smith
smudge - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Jude and Rob
Thought the runners on the arete were pretty good to be honest. I think you would deck from the far left of the ledge but the moves there arn't hard.
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Laurence Davis
r@bag - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Dom Sellars
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08
Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/08
Similar to 'thank god ledge' on halfdome - Looks like you can walk along the ledge on first appearance but a shuffling crawl seemed more appropriate when up there. Grade depends on what gear youve got. i would imagine a micro-cam in the last slot would make it feel much less bold. The cams in the flared incut on the arete didn't seem solid enough to hold the directional wires in place - in the event of a fall. If these fail the resultant fall ont to the good wires in the dubious block would be very big and scary. Soft E3 without the right micor-cams?
joe larner - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/08 with Matt Burdekin
Sean Kelly - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/07
BenJacobs - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/07 with PeakDJ
Bloody hell, it didn't look that scary from the ground! One good nut, a motley collection of micro-cams borrowed off some randoms and pretending the sloping ledge was 2ft from floor level helped enormously.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/07 with Dan
Hidden - 2nd RP - 12/Sep/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07
Jus - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/04
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jul/02
tuftynick - Lead - 2000
nickcanute - 2000 with led or solo -various dates
Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/97
Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/92
Roget - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/92
Hidden - TR - 11/Jan/92
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/91
Hidden - 1990
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/86
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 26/Jun/85 with Kim Greenald
GordonHart - TR β - 1985
Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1985
andy gittins - 1985
Mark Kemball - TR - 22/Oct/83
mark-abz - TR - 14/Apr/83 with Andy W
ewar woowar - 1982
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/79
was HVS 5a in Nunns guide so since Kev had done it in walking boots 2 years before,thought i`d have a go! Nervy but made it ok,
mike bridges - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/79 with Kevin Bridges
I think this has turned out to be my first ever extreme though it was graded HVS 5a in the Paul Nunn guide at the time. Did it in my old walking boots protected by one small chock threaded with string.
KRB - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/77 with Tank