great grovelling. A camalot 4 just about fitsWB - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Guy
It was time to walk the walk. In the event, easier than The Peapod. Just a bit lacking in gear, and the section to the big hold for the left hand in the offwidth proper to some thinking about. This will the the last day outside before the birth of my second son, see you on the other side
manwithacam - Lead - 16/Aug/14 with Mark
Just couldn't figure it out, didn't really fully commit as I wasn't sure about the pro I had in the back of the crack (didn't have any big cams).
Stroppy - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/14 with Tom Bushell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 16/May/14
Made it clean at last. Tough pull through at crux
mark4344 - Lead rpt - 16/May/14 with Matt Payne
Mark Lead first and stripped the route for me to have a lead. So had the beta on the gear so only took up the required six (BIG) cams.
cheeky - Lead rpt - 15/May/14 with Mark Philipson
Tough work on several levels
Derek Furze - 2nd - 09/Apr/14 with Dave
Got to be the best E2 I've ever done! A Joe Brown masterpiece
gazfellows - 2nd - 30/Mar/14 with Billy
Great route! Been on my wish-list for years and I'm so glad I finally found the balls to go for it. Found the crux tougher than expected - definitely felt like 5c but it was early morning before the sun moved onto the crack and therefore it was green and slimy on the crux (not ideal for thutching!). My chicken wing just slipped out as I was reaching for the jug, so lowered down and got it 2nd attempt. Wish I'd had another size 5 cam for the upper crack - felt quite bold without it, although I did somehow manage to 'offwidth' the whole thing rather than laybacking it like most people, so perhaps I just made it unnecesarily hard for myself. Gaz made it look much easier on the 2nd.
madasten - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Gaz
phildawson - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Tim Newton
tim newton - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with phil dawson
slacky - 2nd - 01/Mar/14 with Scott Richardson
Frank the Husky - 2014
IanGilbertJones - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Neil - Lead O/S - 2014
mike mo - 2014
bwestwood - Lead - 25/Nov/13
Si dH - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Tom Lambert
Love this climb
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 05/Oct/13
rested at crux.squirmed up crack and tough pull through at bulge. top section ok
mark4344 - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with Matt Payne
Felt easier than my first time, though to be fair it was seconding this time. My technique has been improved a little to my joy!
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/13 with Rob G
robgixer - Lead - 29/Sep/13
Simon Davis - Lead - 27/Aug/13 with Tim P
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/13
Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Jun/13
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Tim Slater
tsl42 - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13 with James Oakes
Climbing wasn't as awful as I expected!. Proper scary thinking that we'd got Tony's cam stuck! Rachel made it look easy once she got down to business
Olli-C - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/13 with Rachel Slater
Had a rest getting into the offwidth then did it clean from a low ledge. Actually used no offwidth moves at all in the end, and felt quite safe with a size 6 cam! There were several minutes of panic while we thought we might have got it stuck but Olli got it out in the end :)
Rachel Slater - Lead RP - 30/Apr/13 with Olli Crudge
Hidden - Apr/13
Gambit - Lead β - 02/Mar/13 with Barney
bencoope - 02/Feb/13
captain - 2013
andybirtwistle - 2013
David Sherratt - 2013
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12
LJC - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Nathan, ben.richards
Ouch, skinned ankles!
ben.richards - 2nd dog - 27/Oct/12 with Nathan Buckley, Luca Celano
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12
soph - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Andy Reeve
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/12
V.tough route. failed on crux rock over and took a decent fall onto a money well spent size 6 cam! big cams also needed for top layback.
mark4344 - Lead dnf - 16/Sep/12 with Matt Payne
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 13/Sep/12 with Andrew Deckon
More of an offwidth thrutch than I was expecting! Well awkward getting into the upper section, had an undignified moment of both feet dangling while I squirmed up on knee-jams and arm bars.
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12
Amazing! Only a few 'off-width' moves if you play this one correct.
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Adam Jordan, Thomas Geh
with 2 big cams probably only hvs!
tgeh - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with adam jordan, dan geh
AMJ098 - 28/Jul/12 with Dan Geh
kenneM - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with ianjfsutcliffe
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Kenny
Bit of a bugger. Good lead Si.
Dave Foster - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Si 2
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12
Good route - 3 star! Enjoyed it. With big SLCDs, it didn't feel too bad - the grade of E2 is based on an ascent without?
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Lee P
alexjz - 2nd dog - 16/Apr/12 with Matt Burdekin
Really good. Lots of good moves even after the crux. Christened the HPC size 6 camalot, reckon its maybe E1 with one. A 4 would have went in too higher up.
JRae - Lead - 21/Mar/12 with Arthur
Rested once, really annoyed I didn't just crack on.
awesome route, definitely doing it again clean soon.
Nick1812P - Lead dog - 21/Mar/12 with Caroline
really enjoyable and fun to work what to do, off widths are good!
CRiddiford - 2nd - 21/Mar/12 with Nick
One of the best Grit routes I have done. Amazing
david morse - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with tlmarjot, Ben Lea
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/12
Tony Kartawick - 2012
kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Jack Metcalfe
Hidden - 2012
sgl0jd - 2012
clmbr - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/11 with mr g walters
w.pettet-smith - Nov/11 with ben
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/11
Easier than I was expecting, and certainly very safe if you've got big cams. More like E1 then. Great little route.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with David Rose, Ed Booth
Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Adam Booth
Hannes B - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/11 with Emlyn
Great route, and not too hard for E2 i thought. Maybe it should go back to VS!
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with Mark Williams
Great Fun. Getting to the good hold before the rockover was the crux. I will ignore that i slipped and mangled my arm jamming after that point. Brilliant
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 03/Sep/11 with Wee man
Danny Crump - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Luke Green
don't wear a helmet - as much as I hate saying this.
Luke_G - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Danny Crump
Hidden - TR - 28/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/11
belay bunny turned bad - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/11 with loundsy
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Claire
llamaglama - 2nd - 09/Jul/11 with Jam
al99 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Andy Woolston
a lot nicer on the second, and im sure benji felt better with a size 6 cam. top route, JB = hero
centurion05 - 2nd - 02/Jul/11
pipof747 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11
Goose4 - Lead β - 31/May/11 with Euan McKendrick
Had to take my helmet off to place the gear deep in the crack before the crux, I obviously have long arms or I'm good at squeezing in cracks as James could reach the gear, so had to abseil for it. Glade of a borrowed size 5 cam on the crux, a 6 would have been a better fit. Didn't have any other large for the upper crack but not too hard and beautiful laybacks :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 11/May/11 with james pcc
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11
Very pleased to get this one on-sight. Been on the wish-list for a while. A brutal, thrutching squirm, but very satisfying. Didn't think the top section was a push-over at all (it's tough!), and did it using a combination of knee jam, a tiny bit of lay-backing and more thrutching!
DavidR - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Kevin Bowser
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with max
After an incredible day felt full-body tired, pleased to end it with this! Had 3 big cams (jussst about big enough for some of the narrowings in the crack) Offwidth-layback brilliance, good effort Mr. Brown!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11 with Steve Ramsden
bigie bob - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/11
J.Wells - Lead β - 16/Feb/11 with Bob Hickish
walts4 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 2011
Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011
Hidden - 2011
thebigfriendlymoose - 2011 with Stephen
with Gareth 1 or 2 falls
alasdair19 - 2011
Daniel Heath - 2nd β - 20/Nov/10
HamishD - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Beth UNUMC
Nice hard route - so much so that it required shirt off climbing at the end of October! Cheers for the loan of the big cam Dave. Made the crux feel less scary.
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Dave Foster
If this route was an 'uman, it'd be the kind your momma told you to stay away from. Good lead Robin!
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Robin
Found crux surprisingly easy, and then got a bit flummoxed on the top bit, as I had no wide gear left!
PeteH - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Noel Peatfield
pie_eater_pete - Lead - 05/Sep/10 with Dave Sargent
davewsargent - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with peter sargent
geddicakes - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with Paul Phillips
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Ben Burns
Sankey - 2nd - 26/Jun/10 with Luke
ben_250 - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/10 with Tom Czech, Andrew
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10
Hard, even as second.
Al Urker - 2nd β - May/10
ed edwards - AltLd O/S - May/10 with martin brierly
DuncanR - Lead - 14/Apr/10 with Nick Taylor
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Jeff Hollenbaugh
Seymore Butt - 2010
TonyF - 2010
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/09
belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 29/Oct/09 with Debbie, loundsy
It wasn't the horrific struggle I had been expecting, in fact it was even enjoyable. Used two cams #4 for the upper crack but didn't have anything larger so had to really squirm to place a couple of smaller cams deep in the lower crack.
Misha - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Phil
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Sep/09
ed woods - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Adam
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09
Brown - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/09 with John
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/09
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Sarah
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09
jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Jez
Kyuzo - May/09
Jez - Lead O/S - May/09 with NJSharp
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Andy
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/09
Been saving this for ages. Perfect day for it, but knackered myself out getting to the jug and fell off the crux. Not too disappointed as really this feels like the hardest route I've tried yet. So now I've got a project.
Tom Last - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/09 with Cordelia Molloy
Chi Cheng - 2nd dog - Mar/09 with Steve Barratt
Hidden - Lead β - 2009
Hidden - 2009
I just did the oaky-cokey, "right leg in, right leg out.. left arm in, out, in , out, shake it all about..etc etc and that's what it's all about" - Classic stuff. Really pleased to onsight this one! Buzzzin
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08
Shauna - 2nd dog - 18/Oct/08 with Steve
hailtryfan - 2nd dog - Oct/08 with Michael Porter
Hard work. Made it look difficult....but it is.
felixthelion - Lead β - 27/Sep/08 with Luke Alvarez
lukea - 2nd - 27/Sep/08 with felix
tommytuffa - 2nd - 10/Sep/08 with luketheape
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/08
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08
HughM - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Toby Knight
didnt have a big enough cam, got a sling over the spike to protect the cruk, which revealed its self beautifully once i commited to it. Superb!!
tonanf - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/08 with burt
M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08
tlr - Lead - 01/Jul/08 with Henry
Wish I'd had a cam bigger than size 4!
Skell - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Kelvin
v.jester - Lead β - 07/May/08 with guy
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008
Really good climbing it helped having a no6 cam. Not really many offwidth moves though. great fun.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with Bruce
Nice bit of crack there, doesn't finish after the corner though. The No6 cam is the way forward, and you only need one since it can be recycled all the way up.
UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07
Andrew Sloan - TR dog - 01/Sep/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07
lukea - 2nd O/S - Aug/07 with Rich
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/07
Rich Mayfield - Lead - 28/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07
Apharri - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Andre Hedger
shark - Lead - 14/Jan/07 with Keith Sharples
Rob Kennard - 2007
K1 - 2007
mike kann - 2007 with Iain Shone
Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2007 with Malcolm Scott
tumbling wizard - 2007
Nicos - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/06 with alex at home
My first proper offwidth- surprisingly technical and, more suprisingly, really enjoyable!
alaan - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/06 with Ally
Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/06
A full on offwidth battle - massive respect for Nick's lead.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/06 with Nick Smith - UKC
feilx - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Dan Barbour
dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Felix Coxwell
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/06
pretty good feeling topping out, but not while climibing
jonnyboy - Lead RP - 23/Sep/06 with Daniel Armitage
Got passed the move - just. With my left hand in a great jam, my hands were too sweaty to hold the next hold. Luckily I had borrowed a size 5 freind and, despite being turned up-side-down, survived the day with lots of scrapes and bruises. Recommend only trying this in colder weather, boots which cover your ankles and thick clothing.
russonly - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/06 with AndyN
reg_measures - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/06 with Jorge
fairly straight forward. offwidthed the top section all the way too though - felt more natural than the layback suggested in't guide.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 27/May/06 with Reeve and Alex
Hidden - Lead - 10/May/06
Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Ralph
mike kann - Lead dog - 2006 with Rob Scheicl
Boy - 2006
dan gibson - 2006
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/05
Hidden - 2005
JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005
shark - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/04 with Gav Pike
Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/04
Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 2004 with Phil Leng
haydng - Lead O/S - 2004 with Rob
Hidden - Lead - Sep/03
Iggy_B - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with John Arran
mel holmes - 2nd - 26/Jun/03
Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/03
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/03 with KM
reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/03 with hugh thomas
Hidden - 2003
Hidden - 2003
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/02
Hidden - Lead dog - Jul/01
tuftynick - 2001
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/00
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/00
Hidden - 2000
ChrisJD - Lead - 04/Jul/98 with AlB
Mike Owen - 17/May/98 with Elaine Owen
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Dave Taylor
robtrooper - Lead - 1996
rockaddiction - Lead - 01/May/95
Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/94
Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Aug/94
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Oct/93
IanD353 - Lead O/S - Jun/93
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/91
Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/91
Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/91 with chris jones
craig h - 2nd O/S - Dec/90 with Luke Steer
Hidden - Lead - 22/Oct/90
Dave Musgrove - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/90 with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 09/Sep/90 with Dad
Hidden - 1990
philhilo - 1990
philhilo - 1990
gordonday - TR O/S - 1990
Hidden - 1990
Hidden - 1990
Bern - 1990
phardman - Lead O/S - 06/May/89 with John Lloyd
Tom V - 2nd - 04/Sep/87 with Howie Darwin
John Marsland - 2nd - 20/Jun/87 with Eduardo Martinez
shark - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/86 with Howard
MikeYouCanClimb - 12/Aug/86 with Dave Dowson
MikeYouCanClimb - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/86 with Dave Dowson
RichardMc - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/86 with Pete Stokes
Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/86
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Not as bad as it first appeared.
stp - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/83
Neil R - 2nd - 31/Aug/82 with Richard W
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/82
Hammy - 2nd - 28/Mar/82 with Fai Kwong
Hidden - Lead - Sep/81
Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/May/81
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1981 with Little Pete from Aber Uni.
Hidden - Lead - 1981
Andy Fielding - TR - 09/Sep/80 with Steve Hartland
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/80
GeoffG - Lead - Jul/80
Got some half-seated runner behind a chockstone and scuffed my way up. Excellent hold up on the left wall. Not one to do in shorts.
KRB - Lead β - 27/Jun/80 with Mike Bridges
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 22/Jun/80 with Kim Greenald
Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980
Went back to lead it but bottled it a couple of times before doing in 1988
David Smith - 2nd - Aug/79 with Al Bennett
Nigel Bond - TR - 21/Apr/79 with Andy Brown
Ken Taylor - TR - 21/Sep/78 with Phil Smith
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jan/78
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/78
mikej - TR - 21/May/77 with Mike Byles
Faced the wrong way!
mikej - TR dnf - 19/May/77 with Mike Byles
Excellent handjam if you look for it!
Sean Kelly - 2nd - Sep/76 with Bob Millward
Marcus - 1976
andy gittins - 1972
Tony Holdsworth - 01/Jan/70
Tony Holdsworth - 01/Jan/70
mikej - Lead dnf - 15/May/66 with Mike Byles