What a day. First on the route. C led pitch 1 (5.5 in the guide, felt like 5.6/7). I did the easier but still good pitch 2. C led pitch 3 (5.6 but felt 5.7). Then I led pitches 4/5 in one, taking the 5.6R option - though the climbing on the link sectrion was neither 5.6 (maybe 5.5 at a pinch) nor R (well protected). The crack was a joy, then the delicate run-out finish took me a while to pluck up courage - surely 5.6/7 R? The 4th class scramble then took an age, as we took a wrong turn and ended up on rubble-strewn ledges before retreating and finding a way further right. I fled the final 5.7 chimney pitch, brilliant stuff (despite a brief wrong turn which led into unprotectable territory). Getting to the summit then took longer than expected - "a short scramble" in the guide, but actually quite long and again with non-obvious route-finding. We meant to take the "hikers" route off, but by the time we got to the notch the light was fading and we couldn't see a way up the next summit. Almost resigned to a forced bivvy (and associated massive fine for missing the late entry time from the park), we picked up a line of cairns down the north side, leading to a gully down which we scrambled, with 2 long scary abseils (by now in pitch dark), not knowing if our 50m ropes were long enough (they were, just!), to reach the main creek. Another longer-than-expected scramble out through the massive boulders finally led to the car 17 minutes after our late entry permit expired, but luckily no ticket. An epic day, absolutely brilliant.Toreador - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/13 with Carmen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/13
First five pitches. Led 2,3.
dpmUK - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/13 with SCC
Tom Gregory - AltLd - 04/Apr/12 with Nate Smith, Julian Wright
madguernseyboy - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Lucy Plowman
lgp81 - 2nd - 30/Mar/12 with Brendan Gill
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/11
Started up but only reached 4th or 6 stance. Was held up by a hair American women not knowing where to go. gur.
marcduhig - AltLd dnf - 08/Oct/11
Emma JC - AltLd - 2009 with Emma Killey
Led pitches 1, 2 & 5. Abseiled off after pitch 5.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/08 with Sarah Clough
Hidden - Lead - 25/Oct/08
sara n - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/08 with John Brooks
cool! shame about the queues and waits...
gilldando - 2nd - Apr/08 with Mike
mikekeswick - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with gill
Anni's first multipitch route. We did four of the six pitches.
TonyB - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/07 with Anni
did four of the 6 pitches
AnniH - 2nd dnf - 10/Oct/07 with Tony B
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/07
wadey1973 - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Paul Cannon
Luke Gilbert - Apr/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/05
dave o - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/05 with Julia H
Shaw Brown - AltLd - Nov/04 with David Caha
stokesrees - AltLd - 1999 with Paul Chatterton
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/98 with Louise Pellett