unbelievable, very very nice. I wasn't totally ready for the first pitch. It felt a little awkward, the climbing improves all the way up! Do the top two pitches, the best 4 and 5 yet.
theo.mooney - Lead - Jan/15 with Amy Mooney
Lead P3, 4, 5, 6 & 8
Ian MK - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/14 with Anna
A quality route...great craic leading all the pitches as Claire and Jono laughed away all day in the sunshine. Carried too many jackets!
KKilroy - Lead O/S - Dec/14 with claire
Bron H - AltLd rpt - 31/Oct/14
In approach shoes. Slightly epic in the midday sun!
MischaHY - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/14
climbed in 4 pitches to the top in about hour and a half
Michael Allday - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/14
Led pitches 2, 4, 6 and 8. Started at 8.30am and topped out at about 12.30 after taking it quite slow. Unlike what it said in the guidebook pitches 5 to 8 are now bolted too
pc1983 - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/14 with alex hale
Awesome! The top trad sections are now bolted.
HaleAlex - AltLd dog - Sep/14
Lead all 8 pitches. Started 6am and topped out at 10am. Scrambled off the back following the cairns off to the right. From the bottom of the valley we followed various tracks that lead to a dried up riverbed full of huge colourful plants. Stayed in this until the waterfall and then went right to avoid the drop off, heading for another obvious path leading down to the train tracks. Great route and glad we did an early start to keep cool. Top 2 pitches have runouts and although 4+ still quite hard to read.
R2B - Lead O/S - 12/May/14 with Charlotte
Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14
Led P1-5 and abbed off. Good route.
Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/14 with Darren Pallett
Glenn dragged me up this. Felt hard for the grade. Abbed off in the dark with one head torch between us. Luckily it's pancake day at the Olive Branch!
Dave 88 - 2nd - 04/Mar/14 with Double Knee Bar
Lead all pitches. Was ace. One of the best routes ever up to the traverse. Prob wouldnt bother with traverse again.
5+ and 6a pitches were amazing.
Started after doing first half of camino del ray in the AM so we ended up rapping off in the dark.
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/14 with Dave 88
Managed to get to lead pitches 1-5 with Sams masterful ropework.
gurumed - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14 with Dawn, Sam
L1-5, in 3 pitches. Bolts on the top section of the "easy pitch" make me wonder if the belay has moved?
AJM - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Ali Baylay
Ben_Megson - AltLd - 12/Jan/14 with Tara Watson
Absolutely awesome climb - done as a three. On at 9.30am in the wet, back on the ground at 5pm.
Lead 1,3,5,7 - Pitch 5 is great but goes all over the place, and felt exposed seconding pitch 6.
Abbed from the top of pitch 7 - doable in three pitches on a pair of 60m ropes. Pitch 1 is c.45m to anchors, Pitch 2 is c.25m to a spike with lots of tat, Pitch 3 to the ground.
Bertbee - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/14 with Tom Peeper Davison, Rich W
Hidden - Lead - Jan/14
Phraxcyst - 2014
Phraxcyst - 2014
Chriswallis2 - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/13 with Pete
Mackinclimb - 02/Dec/13
Classic route. Perfectly bolted. Grade 5 pitches are high in their grade. Top tip: walk off - the scenery is ace.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/13 with Nico Magnan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/13
Lead 3,5,7 pitches
DanC1985 - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/13 with David
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13
Hidden - AltLd dog - 18/Oct/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/13
Adamwillclimb - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13
climbhannahclimb - AltLd - 06/Jun/13 with Mark Barrett
Hidden - 01/May/13
Hidden - AltLd rpt - May/13
Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/13
boulder close to cutting the rope on the ab down from the 7th
robbo99 - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Tim Ellerton
j0sch - AltLd dog - Apr/13
Climbed with Eleonora D. First multi pitch, lead 2 4 6 8. Great fun. No way pitch 7 is only 4+ as there was some tough climbing. May have gone the wrong way although we were on a bolted line. Last pitch is an unbolted scramble with some slings on the way to make you feel better about it. which was much closer to the 4+ we were expecting of pitch 7.
cashew nut - AltLd O/S - Apr/13
Ab down pre traverse due to partner's flight. Short multi pitch though that aside.
Braintax - AltLd - Apr/13
Guy Wilson - Apr/13 with Plum, Dave Chapman
JonnyW - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/13 with Neil Burgess
lead odd pitches
beakerburgess - AltLd - 27/Mar/13 with Jonny Webb
Sustained. Overpacked the bag with water quite a bit...
partz - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13 with Alex Wade
took far too big and heavy a bag, and un-needed full trad rack, making for harder work than it should have been. walk off was nice alternative to the typical abseil.
Alex Wade - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13 with Matt Everett
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/13
an amazing day, dogged it but well worth the effort, superb walk off
anyes varenne - AltLd dog - 26/Feb/13 with robert D
Scrambled first "pitch" Agnes then led P2, 4, 6 and 8. RD led P3, 5 and 7. Fantastic route. Great condotoons. Walked off by scrambling over the Frontales ridges to the top of the Arab Steps. Amazing views. A truly memorable day.
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with Anyes
kitch22 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/13 with John Proctor
Wet so abbed off after 5th pitch. Amazing climbing, first mulitipitch!
TCCB - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Billy Ridal
elyben - AltLd - 18/Feb/13
Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/13
leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - Feb/13
Good climbing, great exposure.
7 pitches and abbed down.
willoates - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/13 with Becky Brown
Charlie Zephyr Booth - 2013
soph - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/12 with Helena Robinson
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/12 with Emily
Johann - AltLd rpt - 18/Dec/12 with peter
Amazing day out. Led P1/3/5/7. Can also confirm this is now fully bolted. Rockfax description of descent from top is useless - avoided hours of lost wandering by dumping into someone bivvying in a cave who gave directions.
johnpuddephatt - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/12 with Ryan Mole
Now fully bolted.
My lead: 1,3,5,7
John's lead: 2,4,6,8
RyMole - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/12 with John Puddephatt
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Dec/12
Rosie cruised the crux pitch
pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/12 with Rosie Crossley
ranga - Lead - 10/Nov/12
First two pitches then ab'd off, rock too wet, Dave taught me multi-pitch skills.
escostar - Lead dnf - Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/12
Mega day out. Had trouble finding start of route. Started climbing at 12 noon from the belay at the top of P1 (scrambled up here). Justin led P2 and we swapped leads thereafter. Took leader falls on P5 & P7 (which didn't feel like F4 - especially if you are carrying a heavyish pack and end up going for the steep "direttisima" instead of traversing a couple of moves right near the 5th bolt :). Awesome day out. 12 noon start, 5pm finish to the climbing. Included falling, resting & re-climbing 2 half pitches. Scrambled to the top, took pictures and walked out west. 2.5 hour descent (we took lots of detours) to the Albercones car park.
budchawla - AltLd dog - 21/Oct/12 with Justin Rennie
Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/12
Topped out without bringing trad gear. Climbed as 2 parties of 2, me in the leading party. Alt leads so that I led the traverse pitch. Roped up at a big ledge ~10 m away from the first bolt, halfway up guidebook's P1. If the traverse is P5, we found the grades to be P1 F6a, P2 F5+, P3 F5+, P4 F6a+, P5 F5+, P6 F4, P7 F4, P8 scramble. Beware that (with these pitch numbers) P7 has two bolts in ~15 meters and P8 has no bolts but ab anchors at top and bottom 20 m apart. Quality climbing all the way, in particular the traverse. Well worth topping out, and we did the right thing not bringing any trad gear.
guhj - AltLd O/S - 31/May/12
Climbed in 2 teams of 2 on alternate leads..
soloed pitch one (its not really a pitch, more of a scramble)
lead pitches 3,5,7, seconded 2,4,8. .. fell on pitch five which felt more like 6a+ (rockfax says stay left of the bolts but i found that misleading)
fantastic climbing all the way, with amazing exposure. The first 6a and the traverse are the best pitches ;)
no trad gear needed, but be wary if you are not experienced in multi-pitch, they are all hanging belays and it can get a bit messy!
OliBangbala - AltLd O/S - 31/May/12
Lead all in 5 pitches and topped out. The walk off is a bit epic and it's probably easier to abseil off. Carrying a rucksack is a serious pain and should be avoided.
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Mary Leese
crag_hopper_Jay - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/12
maryleese - 2nd - 16/Apr/12 with Liam Ingram
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/12
Bolted all the way to the top. Did 7 pitches and abseiled down. The traverse is a must - adds so much to the experience!!
krasavenko - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/12 with Adam Russel
allyrocke - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/12 with Katie Main
Started too late to finish in the light - we will be back!
catjm - AltLd dnf - 12/Apr/12 with Craig Holden
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/12
SiyP - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/12 with McCoy
AndyCook - 2nd - 08/Apr/12
Really good route, quality climbing and views. Only did to the top of the 2nd 6a pitch since thunder was on it's way. Didn't take out the rope until the 5+ pitches. Hauled a rack and 2nd rope up needlessly but it was so fun anyway.
IamJam - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/12
Ran out of light.
Craig Holden - AltLd dnf - Apr/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12
backed off after the 3 5+ pitches
johnmctighe - AltLd dnf - 20/Mar/12 with Austin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/12
leowestland - AltLd - Mar/12
We went one pitch further than we intended; across the 5 traverse; fortunately there is a rappel line down from there belonging to another route; we missed a rappel stance but made it down eventually.
silhouette - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Robert the sea dog
Solo-Ed first pitch, lead second, felt tough for 5+ compared to previous days routes. Paul lead third 5+ again tough with bulge half way up. Lead 4th pitch 6+ had to have a few words with myself, and several rests. Abseiled of from there. Anyone lost a purple and blue quick draw Dave's got it. Anyone find a sling Dave Pendleton wants it...
NCorbett - AltLd dog - 13/Feb/12 with Paul Kennedy
Blue / purple quickdraw found is probably mine, (Wild Country Oxygen). Don't want it back as it was dropped from the 8th pitch, suggest you bin it ! Great route and definately worth going to the top and walking off, especially now it is fully bolted.
PeteRussell - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/12
Lead 'em all and enjoyed every minute! The less said about the descent the better...
pete_fewings - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Feb/12
Lead pitches 2, 4 and 7
Soloed pitch 1
Seconded pitches 3, 5, 6 and 8
F3, F5+, F5+, F6a, F6a, F5, F4+, F4+
DanC1985 - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12 with John, Sunil, Jim
james.pilbeam - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/12
Roberttaylor - Lead - Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jan/12
Duz - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/12
Tom Keaveny - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/12 with Olly Roberts
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 17/Jan/12 with Tom
Andy and I believe we hold the Onsight speed climbing record. We are too easily influnenced by media, and after watching Dean Potter and the Huber brothers, decided to Simul-climb the route. 1:03:05.
Let us know if you beat the record!
Thelongcon - 12/Jan/12 with Andy Tappa
samwillo - Lead - 11/Jan/12 with Lairig Climbing Club
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/12
did the walk off this time, it was great! well worth doing if you can find the way.
tom.ireson - AltLd - 2012 with Charlotte Latter
best fun route ever! except we lost the patagucci jacket to the crag gods :(
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/11 with Annie
ace climbing, had an epic getting down. Took as long as getting up!
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/11 with Chris White
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/11
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/11 with Liam
Lead the even pitches. Seconded the odd pitches with MASSIVE bag. Lots of shiny new bolts and chains. Dropped helmet form top of pitch 3.
owb106 - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Matt Smith
Lead odd pitches. Now fully bolted so no need for any trad gear. Took a too large which made seconding a nightmare. Lost a helmet at top of pitch 3. Maybe pitch 7 is a 5 as very sustained, but juggy. Walked off back of crag. Quality day.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/11 with Oli Brend
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Anna
The route is now Fully Bolted. All pitches now climbable via newish bolts. The last 2 pitches are slightly left of the rockfax line and Pitch7 is more like 5+ following hard to see bolts. At the end of Pitch 8 there is an ab station, for several ab's at 35m intervals, this now seems to be the best option as the line is quality!
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 13/Dec/11 with Elaine Budden
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Dec/11
Bargate_Champ - AltLd O/S - Dec/11
mwatson - Lead O/S - Dec/11
Greg Pittam - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/11 with Clare Richardson
Philippa Arding - AltLd - 24/Nov/11 with sarah saunders, helen pitt
A good testing route, topped out and scramble off through the notch.
Frostie - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/11 with Steve Ashworth
Monster climb long and testing toped out in fading light.
martin clarke - AltLd - 10/Oct/11 with nick andrews
stephen ashworth - AltLd - 10/Oct/11 with john frost
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/11
Led the 6a pitches. Abbed off the end of pitch 5 after dark.
Alkis - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Nathanael Booker
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/11
P3, P5 (ace). Nice start to the holiday. First belay is sketch - others fine.
JRae - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Tom Pitchforth
Hidden - 23/Apr/11
first 4 pitches
CRiddiford - 2nd - 15/Apr/11 with Mike, Lisa
all the way to the top, climbed at mid day, thank god we took 5 1/2 litres of water with just the 2 of us :)
Haydn Jones - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with ed morris
Only minor epic- 2 hours extra on the wall, in the heat of the sun, Repeated the 6a pitches to free a rope -> sunstroke!
Awesome route though
Lead all but the 1st 5+ pitch
Traverse was wet, so abbed off after p5
Oliver Houston - AltLd - Apr/11
A grand day out for the full tick. Good steep sport pitches after the initial scramble; fine exposure on the trad traverse; interesting walk and scramble down the dry watercourse in the valley over the ridge. Helped us recover from the PTSD brought on by being trapped in the railway tunnels with a frantically hooting Malaga Express the previous day, while taking the short cut back from the Camino del Rey. (6,000 euro fine if you get caught!) Led Ps 2,4,6,8.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/11 with Dale
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/11
soloed 1st pitch then led 2,4,6 and 8. placed a few nuts on pitch 2 as bolts spaced. dale also placed a cam on crux pitch5. beware all hanging belays and walk out took nearly1.5 hours. not sure how rockfax did it in 45 mins!
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Dale Knox
Best route of holiday. Great exposer, Hard for the grade very steep all the way. With the walk off the back its a great adventure.
Dale - AltLd O/S - Mar/11 with Andy
luda0801 - Lead - Mar/11
Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/11
monika paprzycka - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/11 with Jeremy Axford
led 1, 2, 4, I think. What a great climb, had to abb off after pitch 5 as the rain came in. Only got the sport tick. Shared the wall with some eagles which was awsome. Belay at top of 2nd pitch was a bit crap
gcandlin - AltLd O/S - Feb/11 with Jo Murray
afrosam - 2nd O/S - 25/Jan/11 with carl manley
Sport tick only. Led P3 & P5. Excellent route, enjoyed every pitch.
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/11 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/11
Harry Chaplin - AltLd O/S - Jan/11
All pitches and walked off.
Ollie Rattue - 2011
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 2011 with haydn jones
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 2011 with haydn jones
great position... not all that impressed by the rock!
thomb - AltLd - Dec/10 with Jo, Darren
first 5 pitches
pawelx - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/10
Led pitches 2,5 & 8 to top; 2nds wore sacks. Great climbing, fairly busy, really cosy on the belay "ledges". Real adventure.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/10 with Vix, Dreadlocks Chris
Lead pitch 3 and 6. On pitch 5 someone tried to overtake us, whilst seconding i got my back pack tangled in their rope, thus dogged it
vix - AltLd - 11/Nov/10 with Alex, chris
Led pitches 4+7 and topped out. Awesome adventure!
willworkforfoodjnr - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/10 with Alex Thompson, Vicky
First 5 pitches, great situation and steep climbing
Sankey - AltLd - Nov/10 with Luke
Hidden - Lead - Nov/10
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - Nov/10 with Stephen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/10
p1 solo, lead pitches; p2, p4, p6, p8.
Tom Seccombe - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/10 with tj murry
tomB - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with John walton
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/10
5 pitches and abb off.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with Audrey Petit
Danhan - AltLd - 06/Apr/10 with Nick
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/10
was defeated by the sheer force of gale winds after 1st bolted pitch. Will be back when the weather is calmer
krasavenko - AltLd - 05/Apr/10 with Liam Ingram
Backed off after P2 due to high winds making it a bit of a miserable experience.
Liam Ingram - AltLd dnf - 05/Apr/10 with Liyen
Excellent climbing, bloody scary though. i lead 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 to top out. take decent shoes next time.
JonathanJones - AltLd dog - 04/Apr/10 with JK
Including the first scrambly pitch. Led P2, 4, 6 & 8.
P1-5 sport route to below the roof.
P6 - WH led. Traverse right past many pegs and a couple of bolts. Possible to back up with wires if wanted. To a double bolt belay.
P7 - PD led. Supposed to traverse up and right to an orange bay. Pete decided on a variation and went past a thread, stepping right then through the steep rock direct on magnificent jugs. Belayed by a tree. If proper route had been found this would have probably been more like Severe but was fair at VS. Plenty of evidence that this variation is well travelled with polish and slightly worn gear placements.
P8 - WH led. Up the easy ground to a loose finish by a tree.
Will Hunt - AltLd - 03/Apr/10 with Pete Drake
JasTaplin - AltLd O/S - Apr/10 with Matt Metcalfe
tallthinmonkey - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/10 with Rob Leuhman
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/10
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/10 with Robbie
SaraAT - 2nd - 31/Mar/10 with Jonathan Phillips
P1 Solo, P2 5+ Second O/S, P3 5+ & P4 6a Lead O/S in one pitch, P5 6a Second O/S, P6 5 & P7 4+ Lead O/S in one pitch, P8 4+ Lead O/S
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/10 with Daniel Wong
Lead 2nd 5+ and second 6a. Abseiled off after pitch 5 for sport tick.
gb05 - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/10 with James Davies
Lead pitches 3,5 and 7. Quite tricky route and hold finding. Topping out is great fun, recommended!
sam820 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/10 with Johnny Moodie
Soloed the first pitch, then alt leads.
Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Nick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10
knicos - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Urša Krenk
Nice route, but found most pitches quite hard for the grade, and generally quite thin for feet
Had a take on both 6a pitches due to going the wrong way.
Followed guidebook advise for P5 and didn't get anywhere, turns out good holds are about 5ft to the right of the bolt, not left.
Once over the second bulge of p5 a ramp goes up left, but the route goes right, on tricky to spot bolts
pottsworth - AltLd - 26/Mar/10
topped out - trad section was excellent, brilliant day!
gknyus - AltLd - 26/Mar/10 with Ahmad Wana
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/10
nadeem - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with James Morrison
Brilyant climbe! easey for 6a by the area standard
Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 27/Feb/10 with Pete
Started at 3pm scrambled the 3+ pitch then ben took first lead. 6a pitches were lovely but really hard with the pack on. Ben led traverse with a river running through it. I did the first trad pitch and we did the last trad pitch by moonlight. Only really needed a couple of bits of gear for the trad and could do most with threads, maybe the odd nut. lovely - great adventure - 1.5 hours walk off in the dark
RachaelB - AltLd - 26/Feb/10 with Ben Gurney
lead in 3 pitchs to the top of pitch 5 for the sport tick. sweet
tomhull - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/10 with Liam Lonsdale
liaml89 - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/10 with Tom Hull
first 5 pitches
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10 with gregg capon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/10
Lauren Davies - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with John Tanner
tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/10 with Harry Martin
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Alice
John Tanner - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Lauren Davies
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/10 with Susan Mc
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jan/10
very intimidating and steep! we called it quits at the top of pitch 3. the ab down from the pitch 8 is apparently very dodgy so watch out and lots of loose rock after pitch 5
adam06 - AltLd - 17/Jan/10 with chris carr
Another LMC mass assent! Mike and Dave C, followed by Hol and me, and then Matt and Kev.
Led pitches 1, 3, 5, 7.
Hol led pitches 2, 4, 6, 8.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Jan/10
Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jan/10
Did the whole climb with only a piece of pro cord. Traverse is well protected but required a 40m run out on the next pitch. easy climbing, little hairy. Abseiled off on a shorter rope than recommended after talking to some locals. Belay points are a death trap half way down!
Gazleah - Lead O/S - Jan/10 with tom ireson
Awesome start to the holiday! Did the last two pitches as three with a couple of bits of cord and a sling as gear, spiced it up a bit! You can just about make the abseil with one 60m rope but beware the rap station under the end of the traverse is about 32m away and is shockingly bad! Definitely up there in the worst rap anchors I've ever used. If you take two ropes you will get good chains all the way.
tom.ireson - Lead O/S - Jan/10 with Gareth Leah
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/10
Cleaned first all but the last of the sports pitches, didn't tackle traverse and trad section of the route. Goal for Spanish tour number 2 completed!
Englishvoodoo - Lead dog - 2010 with Richard Wardle
Hidden - 2010
james chesmer - Lead O/S - 2010
dmoir - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/09 with Gid
Only first two pitches
searla - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/09 with Will Searle
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/09
chrism225 - AltLd dog - 07/Dec/09 with dave
Hidden - 2nd β - 25/Sep/09
lead P1(solo),2,4,6,7 and 8 combined.
the obvious line after the traverse pitch follows to the right of the overlap past several in situ threads - this is the one we took and cuts out the curving section into a belay on the ab line and arrives at the first ab point - painted on rock in yellow paint.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/09 with Tome Mingorance
did 5 pitches, soloed first and led 2 and 4, boring route. each pitch is 1 star.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Lee Cooper
leepip - Lead O/S - May/09 with al mason
not that great really, though apperently better if you top out. we abbed off the last 5 pitch.
w.pettet-smith - May/09
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/09
Didn't do the traverse pitches. Led pitches 2 and 4.
CalumC - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Hertha Taverner Wood
Hidden - 07/Mar/09
DrGav - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/09 with Dave
Soloed P1(3), led P2 (5+), P4 (6a) P6 (5) and P8 (4+). Excellant route
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 12/Jan/09 with Dave Coley
Led pitches 2, 4 and 5 then lowered off. Hard for 6a? Super, steep climbing.
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/09 with Paul
First Multi Pitch.... Cool
nadeem - Lead O/S - Jan/09 with Jack HP
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/08
Great climbing. Did all 8 pitches and walked off the back - fairly straightforward, took about 45mins back to Albercones parking including a diversion because we stayed left once in the valley instead of right, and encountered a big drop-off in a dry riverbed.
PeteH - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/08 with Chris Moxon
Hidden - Lead - 19/Nov/08
metal arms - 11/Nov/08
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - Nov/08 with Mark Glaister
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08
First 4 pitches only
cem - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/08 with Rob Truckle
Lead pitches 1 (scramble), 2 and 4.
Top pitch worth 6a.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - Mar/08 with Sean Jacobs
Done again, this time leading alternate pitches to last time. Lead pitches 1 (unroped scramble), 3 and 5.
Will Hunt - AltLd rpt - Mar/08 with Ronnie Legg
Tried the traverse pitch but didn't have the guide so couldn't work it out. Abseiled down
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Adam
Awsome. Definite 6A
beegsyboy - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/07 with Eccie
Neil Mackenzie - AltLd - 27/Dec/07 with Tim
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/07
chris2451 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with David Brigham, Ben Brigham
dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Ben Brigham, Chris Thain
Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Luke
matt.woodfield - AltLd - Apr/07
frecro - 2nd O/S - Mar/07 with malcolm h-s
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/06
K Wall - AltLd - 17/Nov/06 with Martin
one short rest on 6a+ pitch.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Steve Grove
Awesome, great climb
Sarah Bough - AltLd - 24/Sep/06 with Ian Johnson
Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - Apr/06
went wrong way and abbed off from 6a+ pitch - too hot!!
dodfoster - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/06 with dan jones
great climbing and exposure
lazybones - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with George Foster
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/05
DavidR - AltLd O/S - Dec/05 with Andy Asaam
Sylvi - 2nd - 30/Mar/05 with Simon
whispering nic - Lead - Mar/05 with The Wife
first four pitches
MikeC59 - Lead dog - 20/Dec/04
gjd - AltLd - 01/May/04 with John O
Andy S - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with Smythe
John Pickles - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/03 with Tim Blakemore
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - Apr/02
CliffSurtees - Lead - 2002
Backed off after 1 1/2 pitches
Bry - AltLd dnf - Oct/01 with Pete Roberts
arose - AltLd - Sep/01 with Tom Woodcock
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/01 with Chris J
dan gibson - Lead O/S - Nov/00
Mickdenali - AltLd - May/00 with Keith Biddle
skygodley - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/99 with Dave Binney
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Mar/99 with Adrian Perkin, Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/96
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/95
Ched - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/95 with Steve Graham
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995
bullybones - Nov/94
NeilGriffiths - Mar/94 with Paul Tucker
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - Nov/93 with Matt
OMSKB - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/93 with Nick Moore