Ratline** HVS 5b
[Teresa Prochazka on Ratline, Birchen, 1 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
Often started via Sail Buttress, the direct start up the thin crack left of Sail Chimney improves the overall experience. Climb the crack, move left to the ledge then step up and right again to reach a good flake. Climb through the bulge by a bold high step to reach the upper slab. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Now back to HVS.

FA. Len Millsom 1963

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, All trad climbs at Birchen Edge.

Photo: Teresa Prochazka on Ratline, Birchen © KevinGibbs
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This climb is in 447 logbooks, and on 32 wishlists.

ned_85 - Lead - 26/Aug/15 with Ryan Baird

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Tom Doldon

Two long reaches, good gear. Nice route, surely harder than Orpheus Wall?
petemeads - Lead - 20/Aug/15 with Simon Perry

First HVS 5b. Messed the start up...Tried going upto second break instead of traversing at the first break...But managed to do it correctly without a rest
BareBears - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Guy

stvey - 2nd β - 09/Aug/15 with Ollie

Eliminated the small block at the start. Thought standing up onto the first ledge was the crux. It wasn't. Didn't stop to place gear after the crux.
Dogwood - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15 with stvey

cdpuk - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/15 with John Hammond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/15

Calder - 2nd - 25/Jul/15 with Andy OB

andyob - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Calder

One tricky move on to the slab.
James rogers86 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Mark Duncan, Tom Frankenberg

Not entirely sure i found the flake, getting steady after the crux rock over was pretty exciting. Fantastic route
Angus Taylor - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15

Ian Saxton - 2nd - 11/Jun/15 with martin

martinbettridge06 - Lead - 10/Jun/15 with Ian Saxton

dominic lee - Solo - 06/Jun/15

tedburt - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Aaron Burdett

jimbonfire - 26/May/15

john lynch - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with chris jackson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/15

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/May/15

Harder to gain the ledge than leave it despite what the book said
jkarran - Lead - 16/May/15 with Aly

alex goodall - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Phil Rudd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/15

Phil.Rudd - 2nd O/S - 16/May/15 with Alex Goodall

GregBristol - Lead - 30/Apr/15 with Joe PCC

JHiley - 2nd - 30/Apr/15 with PCC

dan_blair87 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

dom94 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/15 with shaun

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Dom

Fidel's lead. 1 rest
joemallia - 2nd dog - 07/Mar/15 with Mark Sinclair, Fidel Sciamanna

Sink41 - Lead β - 07/Mar/15

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Liz davies

Cant remember doing this, presume I did it clean
lizzie789 - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Alasdair88

65m moderate millington - 2nd dog - 04/Mar/15 with naomi hatto

jayray - 2015

John Higgs - Solo dnf - 09/Dec/14 with Caitlin Bell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/14

BenL - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14 with SUMC

Good for such a short route
MTL - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with James Rae, Donnie McAusland

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14

RichardLeggett - 2nd - 21/Sep/14

Had to setup abseil to retrieve gear. Lost it on the step.
RichardLeggett - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/14

nick ferro - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14

BDC - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/14 with Dan, Tom B

rurp - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/14

Albachoss - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/14

Marq - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Steve Mount

DaveB61 - Lead - 25/Jun/14 with Jon Shields

jshields - 2nd - 25/Jun/14 with David Bankard

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/14

admackie - 14/Jun/14 with dan

riff156 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Liz Osbourne

quickdrawmcraw - 14/Jun/14

Sam Husband - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/May/14

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Zoe Taylor

cragsman9000 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Neil

bob_cbr - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with cragsman9000

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/14

Don't like e3s - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Terri

Retro Rowan - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with John Williams

Direct start up thin crack/groove. Balancey climbing with long reach definitely a big help. Disappointed at lack of placements behind flake!
adam clarke - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Adam Lynch

Kevster - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14

Paul Eckton - Lead dog - 08/Mar/14 with steve read

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13

Great HVS
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Beth

phildawson - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

matt.stevenson - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/13

Seconded Bart. Hard move. Kinda had to dyno.
Natalyaaa - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Bart Harris

deejmonkey - Lead - 22/Sep/13 with rob, len

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Kev

robaj - 2nd dog - 18/Aug/13

Wicked crux move! Defoe gets the taste buds goin !!!
gazfellows - Lead - 15/Aug/13 with Nic

claregardiner - Lead - 20/Jul/13

dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Paul Hy, Phil Taylor

Pulled rope and lead on robs gear hard
the power - Lead β - 15/Jul/13 with rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13

kabutsu - Lead - 06/Jul/13

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Fran

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/13

David Kay - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Moritz Lessmann

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Tez

Harder than it looks. Was tough getting off second break.
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Cem

cem - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Mike Eldred

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with chris Lyness

Hidden - Lead - Apr/13

great route and reaching above the flake is easier for those with reach, brushing off the loose lichen wasnt fun and shows this doesnt get too much traffic compared to the other routes on Birchen.
gobey - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Paul

Knot-Paul - 2nd dnf - 31/Mar/13 with Bob

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/13

JonnySchofield - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13

Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Mark Challoner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/13

AlanPedrick - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Was already soaking wet and then started raining even more. The slab was too slippy!
jorge1983 - Lead dnf - 28/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Oct/12

Felt like middling hvs, thought this was a really nice route.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/12

cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Aeron Buchanan

Wayne S - Lead β - 24/Aug/12

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Elved Roberts

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Tom Adams

Goose4 - Lead - 10/Aug/12

JamieForman - TR O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Chris, Jim

Paul Hy - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Damien K

lamma_hippie - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Jon Lawton

Went straight up from the first break with a long reach - might, more easily have moved left to mantelshelf the niche of Sail Buttress. Then, a careless foot placement and a fall from the crux. Completed, but didn't descend to start from scratch.
joemallia - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12 with Ignacio del Valle, Fidel Sciamanna

nice move leaving the ledge, big reach felt very tenuous
pippa_g - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/12

JamieSparkes - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/12 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/12

worth E1 for shorties
shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Nick Whelan

shaky2 - Lead - 29/May/12

Josh Dickerson - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with dan heath

bennevis - 2nd - 16/May/12 with Jon

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

very committing move getting over the bulge but awesome when you do it.
HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

TheaSmea - 2nd - 06/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

Couldn't make the long reach first time
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/12 with tony walker, bobby gilbert

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/12

stephenhartley - Lead - 28/Mar/12 with Joe Garrett

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/12

Tom Seccombe - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with tim exley

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Mar/12

shafiq lalloo - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/12

hoggy90 - Lead - 08/Mar/12

Repeat, previous lead.
jshields - 2nd - 25/Feb/12 with Dave Sargent, Ed James

davewsargent - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jan/12

Morwood - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12

PAJames - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

MD - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Mark H

Dafydd Llywelyn - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

andrew hammond - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with jack adams

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

btc - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Vik

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with Will Ward

Trevera - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with Simon Moody

Via Sail Buttress Start. Chickened out of the top section because the swing would have been really nasty if I'd come off.
sarah hawker - TR dnf - 07/Aug/11 with Sarah Follmann, Simon M

Tamati - 2nd O/S - Aug/11

Nice route :) Did the right hand start. Wasn't too happy with the cam placement, looked quite worn. Maybe just needed a slightly bigger size. Got a bomber tricam in the small finger pocket though.
charley - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Steve Fletcher, Geoff, Kev

Tithe Technique - TR dog - 31/Jul/11 with Steve Fletcher, Charley Fell

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Kevin Tithe

antroy - Lead - 23/Jul/11

migs493 - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

Didn't notice a bold high step. Gear is good and basically at your feet for the crux
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with dan geh

Very little in the way of bomber gear below the tricky move and nothing above! Quite scary!
mattpw - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Neil Drew, Nick Butler

Palindrome - 2nd O/S - Jul/11

Not E1
liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

Though that this was a bit of a soft touch......or alternatively easier for the tall.
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Delphine

the placement hole under the crack is looking a bit over used, so back it up before going for the crux
steve2006 - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Andrew Pearson

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Duncan Dunbar

Jim made this look far easier than it felt. It took a while to step up from the ledge and commit, and when I did the holds were not as good as I hoped.... and then I put my foot up and it was over : )
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Mel Brown

shafiq lalloo - Lead - 14/Apr/11 with Ben Ritchie

Right-hand start. The step up is bold - you either make it once committed or you're taking a fall! (I thought quite well protected though, so safe)
Ragnaar - Lead β - 12/Apr/11 with martin hirons

Lev - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/11

If you know the critical section in advance (specifically that the second rockover results in good holds) then its certainly HVS. If you don't then its hellava worrying for two moves and I'd say E1.
John_Hat - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Kevin

robal - 09/Apr/11

Good fun. Feels adventurous stepping up into the unknown but it is all there as always!
Guy Wilson - Lead - 07/Apr/11 with Gavin Moy

Did this instead of following Martin up the VS
Ragnaar - TR O/S - 06/Apr/11 with martin hirons

KatrinaP - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Dave Gilling

Sam Ash - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Paul Murdy

pmurdy - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Sam Ashworth

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Mar/11

matt0759 - Lead - 06/Mar/11 with James Ayres & Dan Parker

Hidden - 06/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/11

ian d f - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11 with Steve Robinson

If that one good move deserves three stars we must have lowered our standards just because it's Birchen.
Cake - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/11 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Feb/11

Microwired22 - 25/Feb/11

stevorobs3 - 2nd β - 2011 with Ian Faulkner

rurp - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

was a massive relief gaining the slab! awesome route.
AielSavage - Lead - 2011

Tom Macleod - 2nd - 2011

mattshort - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Chris K

nice! gera was a little marginal, tries to back up with a peanut in the flake but that fell out once I had moved passed.
twodada - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Kiwi Pete, Pete Needen

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/10

whoa, feels a little bold and precarious stepping up past the flake
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Claire Holland

llamaglama - 2nd - 12/Oct/10 with Jam

Jimbo C - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with Gethin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10

A bit wobbly at the high-step/rock over but otherwise pretty good fun.
gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Jimbo C

philboy - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with bisanth

Hidden - TR - 21/Sep/10

ERU - Lead - 18/Sep/10 with Chloe Whittall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Chris Braine

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/10 with Andrew

Nice. Crux is like Topsail but harder
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Ash Edwards

Hidden - 04/Sep/10

ElvisLeg - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/10 with Daniel Heath

Spidermunkie - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Ade

cj1970 - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/10

DaveFidler - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Thomas Welch, Arron Quinn

A Crook - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Dom Stockton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10

simeclimb68 - Solo rpt - 14/Aug/10

Took a while to sus out the crux..
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Pete Wimbush

think the down grade in the new bmc guide is spot on... a reachy one move wonder... it took longer to set up the belay. Still nice.
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/10 with Angus Malcolm

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/10

Katya - 2nd - 10/Aug/10 with Alex Dalton

Big bold reach with not much gear after, good job it gets easier.
frume - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Dan Bluck

chrisbussell - Lead - 03/Aug/10 with Jonny Wing

dean79 - 2nd - 20/Jul/10 with alan watson

marclloyd77 - 2nd - 18/Jul/10 with Al Watson

Took a fall when down climbing from an initial excursion onto the slab. I blame the rain from earlier in the day.
toasted - Lead - 18/Jul/10 with Marc Lloyd

Glasera - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/10 with Boulderingmatt

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Alex Glaser

Birdo - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10

Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with maxkellock

very good route with some good reaches in.
maxkellock - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - TR - 07/Jun/10

philboy - TR - 07/Jun/10 with matt g

pete1993 - TR - 31/May/10

max_chan - Lead rpt - 20/May/10 with Lou

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

markhilton - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/May/10

natalio - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

Couldn't get anything decent to stay in the flake, and anyhow, it's only six inches above the horizontal break. Moved up to do the crux a few times, sussed it on the third. Glad to get something in above that. Felt like middling HVS at best, but a real buzz to lead.
AsleepOnBelay - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/10

radioactivekid - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Kyya

Chris M - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Tommy B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10

bennevis - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/10 with Jon

alisonsmigova - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/10

D.Andrew - Lead - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 10/Apr/10

Maxim2023 - Lead - Apr/10 with Matt Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

MeMeMe - Lead - 19/Mar/10 with Andy

Mark D - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Tommy B

Aufton - Lead O/S - Mar/10

fatblacktone - Lead O/S - 2010

DannyK - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Steph, Monkey, pep, Katie

Hidden - TR β - 10/Oct/09

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with John Haslam

Rowansb - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09

matsavage - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/09

Twisty - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Rayan Sammut

snakebite - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Claire Sheehan

cooper leek - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with donk

donkster - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/09 with ben, DaveNW

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Sep/09

tallsop - 2nd - 25/Aug/09 with Dave Saxby

Ian made the lead as far as the crux but was too pumped to finish. After swapping I lead, clipping the previous gear but faltered at the crux. Made the long power reach to delicate sloper on the second attempt to finish the climb - tough HVS!
Irn Bruce - Lead dog - 22/Aug/09 with Ian Jenkins

Had to rescue Claire off the top of this after she took a big lob. Following up I can see the difficulty and also fell off the reachy crux move. Good fun.
Mark_RMC - TR - 17/Aug/09 with Rob Smart

Indirect start, didn't realise there was another start. Did the crux in a balancey reachy way rather than the high step.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Cat Black

Took a few attempts (moving uo, trying and then stepping back down) at the crux but once I had worked out the move it was easy. Made me wonder what I had been messing around at!
JWB - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Martin Harrell

Rampikino - TR - 05/Jul/09 with Cat

fatbuoybazza - Lead β - 27/Jun/09 with liv_the_div

gg4419 - Lead O/S - Jun/09

One tricky move but a delightful one. More like HVS really.
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 28/May/09 with Matt Snape

amstel - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Alan James - UKC

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/09

Right hand start (as for the E2). Crux done as a long stretch rather than a nifty rockover (as demonstrated by Flicka). Relative grading - If Orpheus wall is HVS 5c, this only deserves VS 5a.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with Flicka

HamishD - Lead O/S - 06/May/09 with Emma Wright

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Trevor Wilson

heavy Belay - TR - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/09

Good fun, not too tricky, got a number 5 nut in the flake, wasn't perfect but seemed good enough i think
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Sophie Heavy

Hidden - 21/Mar/09

Fell repeatedly at crux on to ledge, eventually resulting in two sprained ankles.
hellboundblr - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/09

did direct start no probs, bottled it on crux, going dark, too scary, couldnt get any gear to sit in the flake, nasty for HVS.
Milne - Lead dnf - 28/Feb/09 with Steve poole

soft for E1, but really nice route. great moves! started from rhs up thin groove/ crack.
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Tim Kavanagh

Hidden - 2009

catblack - 2nd dog - 2009 with Andy Barker

Hidden - 2009

keith leonard - Lead - 2009

keith leonard - Lead - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Stig - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08 with Dave

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/08 with James

Andysomething - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Colin Binks

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08

took an awesome swing on this one when my leader's gear fell out. beautiful climb tho. not ideal for the shorter people, but definately do-able.
Lady Lou Lou - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/08 with Anthony Allsopp

mattjam - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with holloway

it is a very long reach. I'm 5,6 and I had to readjust my feet several times before I was able to get a finger tip on the hold - lovely move though
SGD - Lead - 13/Jul/08 with Jenny Upright

gb83 - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/08 with masa

masa-alpin - Lead - 22/Jun/08 with Claudia, P Luke, Graeme B, Andy Rich

Pixie-Andy - 2nd - 22/Jun/08 with Masa

tom_1985 - Lead - 13/Jun/08 with Jules

Jules_Robbo - 2nd dnf - 13/Jun/08 with Tom

Julian Mowbray - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Pash

Castleclimber - 2nd - 24/May/08 with Julian Mowbray

superb route! took the direct route up the thin flake then traverse round the arete
gb83 - Lead dog - 15/May/08 with I.Killey

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/May/08

London Luke - Lead - May/08

roberto18 - Lead - 16/Apr/08 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

Pete Graham - Lead - 2008 with Rick Graham

bit of a toughie for me, would you trust any gear in that flake??, had gear in the break at half height, just couldnt quite pull through on the crap holds after the flake, top roped it fine tho, aint it always the way..
fatbuoybazza - Lead dnf - 2008 with olivia & phil

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

richw2k2 - 2nd O/S - Dec/07 with Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke - Lead rpt - 17/Nov/07 with Rich

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/07

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 17/Oct/07 with NCC Nic

Nick Taylor - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Scott Mackenzie

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/07

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Sarah, Abi and Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/07

clintos - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with jonny green

Oceanic - Aug/07

jonny_098 - 2nd β - 30/Jul/07 with Matt Bazire

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/07

JonBray - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with John, Paul

Cheated a bit
Becky E - 2nd dog - 20/May/07 with Charles Mason

Only E1 if you don't get gear in the flake before the rock leftwards (and I didn't).
Pythonist - Lead O/S - 18/May/07 with Chris Jennions

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/07

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Robeverybody

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/07 with Lauren Foster/Keeler

derico - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Jack

not much decent gear in the crack.
Tobias at Home - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/07 with SecretSquirrel

Hidden - 2007

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

Coel Hellier - Lead - 29/Oct/06

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Matt

Done in the wet and dry. Know it by heart now.
Jack Symmons - Lead - Oct/06 with Dave P

colin milton - 2nd - 01/Sep/06 with pep & tom

chrissloan84 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Andy G

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/06

CJE - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Neill McMullan

Nice move, real buzz on a solo.
russonly - Solo β - 28/Jun/06

zcapxa5 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/06

david morse - Solo - 11/Jun/06

leon - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Amanda Skeldon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

nikmorgan - 2nd - Jun/06 with Martyn Beardsley

SMc - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Anne

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - TR dog - Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/06

Boy - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2006 with Dave Morris

Excellent! My first E1 and my first 5b!
richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/05 with Simon Patrick

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/05 with Tom

shark - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05 with Ben Morris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/05

found this dead easy no 1 bit of gear was great but together not bad tonked out the crux easy and the sprinted to top
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with steve g

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - Aug/05

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Trev Tatler

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/05

madaxeman - TR - 17/May/05 with Dave Potts

Scottish78 - Lead O/S - 03/May/05

mwh - 2nd O/S - 02/May/05 with JamesB

Lev - Lead O/S - 02/May/05 with James Burrows

Phil West - Lead dnf - 30/Apr/05 with Chris Tan

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 2005 with porno

Tom Last - 2nd - Oct/04 with Will

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Oct/04 with SUMC

Stefan - TR O/S - 13/Jun/04

Same start as Sail Buttress (HS). Then Straight / Right over overhang on slopey rounded non-jug. Straight up "steps" after. On leading, found true line to be out to right, using crack, high step and reach. My 1st E1 lead. Crux is quite a pull on not very much. Top is all foot balance - slabby.
climbingrev - Lead RP - 02/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

tommytwotone - 2nd O/S - 09/May/04 with Richard Hatton

Daniel Armitage - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/04

feilx - Lead O/S - 2004

Coel Hellier - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - TR - 13/Nov/03

SteveM - Lead - 11/Oct/03

Alfredo - 2nd - Oct/03

darren1 - 21/Jun/03

i practiced the crux on top rope but found it easy after i watched my partners fault the reach off the flake has a hidden crimp up right rather than the sloper then get established and go again,abit commiting but not too bad. i did like the route though
sean0409 - Lead RP - 27/Apr/03

Hidden - TR - 07/Apr/03

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 22/Mar/03 with Mike Harris

freezing. had a good sledge afterwards.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/03 with Dan Holdsworth

Urgles - Lead O/S - Oct/02 with Laura

phardman - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/02 with Teresa

Budge - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/02 with Carl Tiivas

Hidden - Lead - Jun/02

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/02

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/01

Ropeboy - Lead - 12/Jun/01

cem - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/01 with Neil Northrop

cem - 2nd - 10/Sep/00 with Miles Butteriss

ChrisJD - Lead - 03/Sep/00 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/00

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/00 with Darren Pallett

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2000 with john v

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Ben

Chris the Tall - Lead rpt - Jun/99

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/99

ajc - Lead dnf - 11/Apr/99

adam carless - TR O/S - 1999

craig d - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/98

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/98 with Nicky

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 22/Mar/98

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 1998

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/97 with Louise Pellett

chris sm - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/97

martroberts - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/97

Hidden - 2nd β - 18/May/97

BruceW - Lead O/S - 1997 with Keith S.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/96

Hidden - 1996

sdht - 1994

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - May/93

Surely only 5a
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jun/92

Hidden - TR - 09/Jul/91

Roget - Solo rpt - 09/Jul/91

Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/91 with chris jones

kato'sdad - Solo - May/91

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

tapley - Lead - 21/Aug/89 with Alison Tapley

steve prior - Lead O/S - Jun/87 with Chris S

2nd HVS lead
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Apr/87 with Dave Gurney

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/85

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/85

Nigel Bond - Lead - 25/Jun/83 with Rodger Edenborough

mark-abz - TR - 27/Apr/82

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 20/Apr/79 with George Diprose

RichardMc - Lead - 06/Nov/77 with Martin Stanton

RichardMc - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/77 with Harry Woodbridge

The guide book said VS!
RichardMc - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/75 with John Antill

rogerskews - 1971 with Various

Andy Say - Lead - 1971

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