Got on this thinking it was E2 5b, as in Rockfax. Climbed from under the roof onto the arete which has good gear, then moved up the slab using the arete. Didnt commit to the direct finish and bailed left about half a meter below the top out. Definitely decking out height for the top moves and still pretty hard. Hard E2 5c at least!
MSchobitz - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/14 with Fran Hammond
B-bop - TR O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Matt Grange
Started raining! A very nervy lead if done properly, i.e.not using the left arete. Used left hand start up the arete, some good moves.
mattgrange - TR dnf - 17/Aug/14 with Ben Levey
Hidden - TR dog - 06/Oct/13
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13
Stroppy - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/13 with Roger Kirke
WillDoyle - Lead - 03/Apr/13
really not sure if done correctly, blind crack very hard.
gordonday - TR O/S - 12/Jul/12 with clive
Used the left aret, not sure if that allowed. Desperate otherwise.
jwpil - 2nd O/S - 18/May/12 with Deacon
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with sd-l, md
Nicely contrasting sections. E2 5b in Rockfax, which I think is probably fair, if you use the LH arete plus crack. Burly start, then bold and pretty tenuous above, with the only meaningful gear at half-height.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Ralph
Climbed this thinking it was a VS 5a (Back in the day before I'd reached E grades). Got half way up the top crack and fell/slipped down the slab until toes luckily caught on a horizontal lip. Had a wobbly and got a mate to run up to the top to lower a rope down to me. Guess I'll have to try it again some day but am in no hurry.
Adam Potter - Lead dnf - 2012
disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 02/Dec/11 with Rob Middleton
tonanf - AltLd - Nov/11
couldn't do the upper slab
Kirill - 2nd dnf - 30/Oct/11 with Charles Moreton
But with HVS finish as I didn't fancy the upper crackline without gear
cem - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Kirill Spiridonov
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with ewan
ewanthomson - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Ed morris
Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Jul/11
Can you get a nut or microcam in at 2/3rds?
Robin S - TR O/S - 17/Apr/11
steve_yo - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11
Brown - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Lily
harder than i was expecting!
highlux - Solo O/S - 2011
Hidden - Lead RP - 2011
PeteH - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/10 with Mark Watson
highlux - Solo O/S - 26/Nov/10
stephenhartley - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with nickmattia
Tez29 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Mousey
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10
J.Wells - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Mark Rankine
No way has this ever been VS as per old BMC guide!
Finished up VS on the left.
slacky - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/09
markhilton - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09
not vs5a as book says
Joe Dove - Lead - 24/Jun/08 with paul
Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/08
Hidden - Solo - 24/May/08
Quite easy but would make a scary unprotected lead.
Nom - TR O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Joe Bream
Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Apr/08
tontopink - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008
Jim Walton - 2008
Used blind crack and left-hand arete at top of slab, thinking it was VS 5a.
JonBray - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07
Hidden - Solo - May/07
Say's VS in the guide book! Well thin at the top, good start though.
mikehenesy - 2nd O/S - May/07 with fudge
craig matheson - Solo O/S - Apr/07
Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/07
Hidden - 2007
Nicos - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with rich howels
fizzy_elephant - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/06 with stu
viking - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with morgan
reg_measures - Lead rpt - 29/May/05 with allison, angela
SteveM - 2nd - 07/May/05 with Tobs
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Chris Jennions
Hidden - 2nd - May/03
Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/03
Rock Fairy - 2nd - May/01 with Carl
tlr - Solo - 2000
Climbed thinking it was VS5a, no chance!
DuckingFesperate - Lead O/S - Apr/99 with Rich Ray
We both failed to lead it - was given VS 5a
Chris the Tall - TR - Jul/98 with Bill G
Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/97
Hidden - 17/Apr/94
goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 31/Oct/87
Chris Wright - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/87
Hammy - Solo - 28/Mar/81 with Simon Cardy
Hammy - Solo - 22/Nov/80 with Rob Lawson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/May/78
Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Feb/75
Andy Say - Lead - 1974
mikej - Solo - 02/May/70 with E
mikej - TR - 15/Jun/69 with Mike Browne
mikej - Solo dnf - 21/Sep/67 with John Lee