Neither of us were entirely sure of the route. I ended up usins some of the arete-fairly sure that's not really in!stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with PCC Nate
kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Michelle
alex thackway - TR O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Tom Baggott
Hidden - Lead β - 19/Jun/14
Great route. Very committing sequence at the start and some interesting but well protected moves above. Nice to get on this and cruise it after climbing Chequers Buttress start and backing off previously on an off day. Brilliant climbing and tough at HVS due to the exposure at the start.
gavinpeach - Lead β - 05/May/14 with Andrew Deacon
planetmarshall - 2nd dog - 05/May/14 with John Haddon
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/14
Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/14
Never got started really. Climbed the easy start and lowered off at the start of the upper section. Too lethargic and just couldn't get psyched today.
gavinpeach - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/14 with Scott, Max Pendleton
fifth - Mar/14 with Gav, Max
SPK06 - 2nd - 02/Jan/14 with tony
Neither of us were entirely sure of the route. I veered off to the arete a bit-sure that its not supposed to go there!
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 2014 with PCC Nate
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 22/Dec/13 with Andrew Deckon
alias dave - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Dan Allen
ethan109 - Lead dog - 03/Apr/13 with Evan
evanofthefell - 2nd dog - Apr/13
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/13
Started up Chequers Buttress as that's where James had put all the gear. The start as described looks unreasonably bold (and a bit hard) for HVS. Nearly fell off the top, which is probably E1 too.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/12 with James Oswald
Kind of an onsight. Ish. Got my hands at the top of the groove then stepped right...
There is a lovely technical move on the upper section
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/12 with Colin Angus
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12
Lovely technical climbing, spicy start if you stick left and get off the ramp asap.
Twisty - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Byron Buck
MoWalker3 - 05/May/12 with Craig
Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/12
Have done harder E2s than this. The start is tricky and very bold and a fall would probably result in hitting the dorsal of Chequers Buttress. The second 5b crux on the upper section involves a long reach and is excellent. Worthwhile route but not one that I will be rushing to lead!
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 21/Mar/12 with Richard Waltham
Brown - Lead - 26/Feb/12 with Lily
gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/12
tonanf - AltLd - Nov/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11
vanderz - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Penny Longstaff
NoelleG - TR - 24/Jun/11 with Adele Pennington
clairejane - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Miss Prosser
Very nice route, brilliant crux move to reach the final flake crack, two ways of doing the start, one easier and less bold than the other.
slacky - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11 with Ben
Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/11
tuftynick - 2nd - 06/Apr/11 with ben winston, rich cross
Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11
Shauna - 2nd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Jules
bold for hvs!
JulesV - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Shauna Cunningham
Got pretty scared on the start, so placed a cam mega fast and the rest was ok. Belayer confirmed the ground fall potential after the first section.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11
Danstephens - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Daniel Heath
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/11
Got to be E1 the crux is desperate with gear placed low & will swing you into the ramp.
pastep - Lead - 23/Jan/11 with PaulHermes
Not sure how many people do the proper start up to the left of the flake!!.
I was seconding so went for it! Its bloody hard for HVS, defo E1 especially the start which is unprotected
PaulHermes - 2nd - 23/Jan/11 with Paul VCCC
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/10 with Nick Payne
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/10 with Andy
Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/10
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 27/Oct/10 with Tom Bridgeland
3 Names - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Alain Hosley
Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Oct/10
kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Andy S
metal arms - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09
mrtom - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Mark Lim
chris sm - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Pippa Froggatt
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/09
mrtom - Lead O/S - Jul/09
Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/08
Seems pretty hard for HVS - definitely a grade harder than Chequers Buttress.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with James Rowe
One rest whilst working out the b****y crux
PanzerHanzler - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/08 with Lafi Fides
russonly - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with Tigger
Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/07 with John
v.jester - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with alex
climbingpixie - 2nd - 17/Dec/06 with Mark Stevenson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/06
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2006 with gaz
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Dec/05
Hidden - 2004
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/02
cem - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/02 with James Gregory
reg_measures - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/01 with steve burdett
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/97 with Martin Veale
Hammy - AltLd - 25/May/94 with Pete Robinson
Roget - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/94 with JT
whispering nic - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/92 with slow hand nick
NickJH - Lead O/S - 1992 with JWood
Neil R - Lead - 28/Apr/91 with Sharon
Hidden - 1989
Billg - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/87 with Dave Gregory
shark - 2nd O/S - Dec/84 with Stu Campbell
Nic Robinson - 1980
David Smith - 1970