In about 11 pitches, I led the odd ones. Mostly 4ish getting harder towards the top. I thoroughly aided the start of the 6a+ pitch. Walked off the top, which made the route.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/15 with Carmen
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Apr/15
sus - AltLd - Apr/15
If I got the right route, Tom told me it was 5+, Tom took the hardest pitch. It was a super experiance.
phil456 - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/15 with Tom Ireson as guide
Only lower 3 pitches again. Emma's lead on P2. Nice.
JHiley - AltLd - 27/Mar/15 with Emma
Shannyb - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/15
aimees - AltLd - 08/Jan/15 with Owen
Nice route. Ok on 70m rope linking pitches in pairs, p1-7 very easy, p8 lovely maybe F5, p9 and 10 little harder done individually, as others say move off belay at start p10 is tricky. Top p11 is just a scramble to bolts on the ridge. Take in the summit then walk down the back to the left to reach a path which leads to Arab Steps area.
bridget143 - AltLd RP - 02/Jan/15 with Simen
Hidden - AltLd dog - 24/Nov/14
A great route with amazing views that just get better and better until you’re even higher than the vultures!! Some of the pitches are much easier than those given, some are like scrambling really and all are on pretty good quality rock, apart from the 6a pitch which is pretty scrappy. Took us around 3.5 hours to ascend and 45 mins walking off back to bags.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 24/Nov/14 with Zoe Taylor
Good day out - like others, found top two pitches a bit steep (and loose) for a 4+. Take shoes for walk off.
Motown - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Jo Day
Full 300M multi-pitch
E30Adam - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/14 with Angus Gillespie, Alex Dale, Connie Lampka, James Pymn, Kate Young
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14
great expedition, rope got stuck on 1st ab had to prussik - grr - next time will walk off . 1 6a+ move which can be frigged if needed. mostly easy grade 3/4 with odd move of 5 thrown in until 'plateau' then 5, 5+, 6a+
lithos - Lead - 05/Apr/14 with karl c
Puma - AltLd - 04/Apr/14
Epic climb. 10 pitches. Lead even pitches. Rested on 10. Ultra hard move for a 4+. Turns out this is 6a+. Very, very high up. Lovely views. Very brave.
Amber Chaloner - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/14 with Jane Woulds
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14
first three pitches F4
vinspin - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with sammy
quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 04/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/14
Done in four pitches in two hours. Last pitch feels steep.
dprctr - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/14 with Ben
Did the first four pitches skipping the harder upper section
keith_duncan - AltLd O/S - Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/14
Excellent route. Did it in 6 pitches with an 80 metre rope. Last pitch significantly harder, but there are enough bolts there to step in slings and get over the crux easily. We scrambled up to the top of the mountain (great views) and then walked down (leftwards) easily and quickly. Didn't take food/water, just our walking shoes. Got up and down in about 2.5 hrs.
kp64zl - AltLd O/S - Jan/14
buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/13
Only the first 5 pitches as we ran out of daylight. Would recommend taking 2 ropes for the ab off but great fun and will go back and complete it at some stage.
Rob Griffiths - AltLd - 11/Dec/13 with Chris Griffiths
Fragmod - Lead - 09/Nov/13
philippotter - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/13 with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
First 3 pitches only, to give James a multi pitch experience.
wilsers - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/13 with James Wilson
philippotter - 2nd - 30/Oct/13 with Stuart Bardsley, Sophie Rolls
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13
tommy - AltLd - 12/Oct/13
Hidden - Oct/13
Fantastic climb although didn't know about the updates so was a bit of a surprise!! Last pitch was amazing and I'd definitely recommend the route purely for the views
JonnyW - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13 with Neil Burgess
what a fantastic route! :D
Rhi Rhi - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13 with Michelle
Matt88 - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Joe M
Meinertzhagen - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Christopher Lyus
nice easy climbing at the start was a little surprised when it just kept on going led pitches 1,2,(4&5),(6&7 partner led first part of 6),8,9,10. start abseiling when the sunset and really wished that i had a head torch.
CLyus - AltLd dog - 26/Mar/13 with Meinertzhagen
Zara_92 - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Henry
beakerburgess - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Jonny Webb
Henry Brown - AltLd - 26/Mar/13 with Zara_92
pitches 1, 3 & 5
dr_botnik - AltLd dnf - 20/Mar/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/13
old_dijon - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Koch, O'Toole
richardashe - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with Mark Jackson
kitch22 - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with John Proctor
Mutant_Tractor - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Michael Campbell
mathematically safe - 07/Feb/13
Eireannach - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Mutant_Tractor
I really underestimated this after reading the Rockfax description. The move off the belay on the final pitch is really quite hard (UKC reckons 6a+ which sounds about right to me). There are loads of pitches. We abseiled off in the dark. But it was great fun ... just much more involved than expected ... glad I had a head torch with me!
givemetea - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/13 with Katusha Dali
dale 42 - AltLd O/S - Jan/13 with clare loughin
Charlie Zephyr Booth - 2013
Did the first 7 pitches. P1-5 were short (as suggested in the guidebook), P6 and 7 were about 35m long. The abseil is as bad as you expect
Nick Russell - AltLd dnf - 23/Dec/12 with Emily
Not top 2 pitches 4/5+
fooforever - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/12
In the dripping wet, missed out last two pitches
thedatastream - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/12 with Nick Boone
BenedictIEP - AltLd dnf - 05/Nov/12 with Rowan Leech, James Pawson
thedatastream - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/12 with Ben, Rowan Leech
ChrisB.19 - TR - 23/Oct/12 with Allan
Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/12
jmr - AltLd - 19/Mar/12 with Ian Atkins, Paul Greenhow
Did up to the top pitch
johnmctighe - Lead dnf - 17/Mar/12 with Austin
pat2car - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12
TimHarwood - Mar/12
Led all the odd numbered pitches. Backed off on pitch 10 as we thought there was another 3 pitches to go and it was getting late. Abbed off the last few pitches in the dark. Excellent day out, hope to get back to finish it someday.
tim91 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Kevin Cheung
Did the odd numbered leads. Backed off 9th pitch as we thought 3 or 4 pitches to go. Night abs are fun.
Eireannach - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Jordan Miles
Crowley6969 - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/12 with Chris easthall
will909 - Lead O/S - Feb/12
Rich Clague - AltLd - 04/Jan/12
Jordan-Miles - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Michael Campbell
Did over 130m of it. Shame the abseil is such a faff as its not steep enough for quick and easy.
Kevster - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/11
RachelEm - 2nd - 31/Dec/11
mwatson - Lead O/S - Dec/11
Running_Board - Lead - Nov/11
A great route right to the top - then scrambling along the ridge to the top
igneouscarl - AltLd - 01/May/11 with Robert Jones
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Apr/11
Did about 5 pitches before abbing off due to time constraints - would love to go back and complete it though!
tallphil - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Pete Robinson
pete1185 - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Phil Ewels
joe=1st and 3rd pitch, gabi=2nd
CRiddiford - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Joe, Mirithiar
lead 1st and 3rd Pitch. Stopped after 3rd.
JHiley - AltLd - 16/Apr/11 with CRiddiford, Gabi
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/11
Didn't know it had been extended. Got bored (and it was getting late) after pitch 7
richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Monika
Moniawl - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with rich
grubes - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/11 with Chris
willworkforfoodjnr - AltLd rpt - 18/Feb/11 with grubes
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 02/Jan/11 with Cath Sullivan
Ian Campbell - Lead O/S - Jan/11
Matthew Scott-Chalmers - 2011
240m (a couple with 60m ropes abseiled down in 4 goes).
Easy going until the last few pitches.
Take water, much longer than the book suggests, if there are others on the route, think 4/6 hours up and down.
Stuart Wildman - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/10 with Steve Boxwell
4+ in guide 120m. Did up to last pitch where it got very loose, pulled of large flake undercut hand hold :S retreated
vix - Lead - 08/Nov/10 with chris
willworkforfoodjnr - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/10 with Vicky
steve prior - Lead - Nov/10 with Andy C
brilliant expedition,very well bolted all the way with the last three pitches going at 5/5+/6a - the 6a pitch consisting of a couple of strenous moves then easier
auld al - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/10
Only did first 5 pitches as it was raining a bit and didnt fancy ab'ing on a wetter than already rope. Didnt realise it keeps on going or that it develops into a 6a. Guidebook v v misleading! Good fun though...
jules699 - AltLd - 23/Sep/10 with Rich
fireman_al - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Paul McDonald
RachubAndy - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Dan, Martin, Ollie and Phil
Only went past first 4 chains, not so good so came down. apprentlyt the climbing only gets good after this!
JonathanJones - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Freddie, Joe
Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/10
Went to top, much longer route than guidebook states. Climbing starts off simple and gets harder on the final pitch/2 half pitches.
Ben ski - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/10 with Melissa Ng, Xiaoye Chen
lindsam - 30/Mar/10 with Jos Style, Michael Gee
Did the first 6 pitches and had another 4 to go but time was getting on so abseiled down - guidebook says its 120m - more like 300!
greenmonkey - Lead dnf - 30/Mar/10 with Kate
tallthinmonkey - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/10 with Rob Leuhman
Did 9 pitches.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/10 with Fergus Cuthill
ccraigg22 - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Peter Hill
Petarghh - AltLd - Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10
benthfc - AltLd O/S - Mar/10 with Tim
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Roy Thomas
tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/10 with Harry Martin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10
Did 8 pitches up to belay before going back down - looked harder than 4+ and wasn't sure if turned to trad. Excellent fun but 60m rope meant lots of abseils.
igneouscarl - AltLd dnf - 08/Feb/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jan/10
RKernan - AltLd O/S - Jan/10 with Owen
Hidden - Lead - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09
Ed Westwood - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/09 with davis.pete
Led first 2 pitches, then scrambled the rest - abseiled off after about 7 pitches
Jo Davison - 15/Dec/09 with Dougie
dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/09 with Jo Davison
katiep - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/09 with Jit
mrstarwarsman - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/09 with ruben, oli brend
owb106 - 14/Dec/09 with Reuben, Paddy Williams
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/09
razorfin - 2nd O/S - 28/Nov/09
timcedwards - 2nd - 25/Nov/09 with Andrew Edwards
Luke Gilbert - Lead - Nov/09 with Sara Gilbert, Tom McCulloch
double pitches each to end of pitch 4, then led p5 and abbed off since p6 now 40m long
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Gustavo
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 23/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/09
The Rockfax guide says 120m but it's more like 300m! Looks like it's recently been extended, it goes right to the top of the cliff and the top two pitches are a bit harder, last one's maybe 6a? There's a superb scramble to the summit after the bolts run out, really worth while.
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/09 with Paul
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08
wheelo - AltLd - 23/Dec/08 with cas
great climb, 10 pitches. Easy start but harder on the last 2 pitches.
cas smerdon - AltLd - 23/Dec/08 with john wheeler
First 3 pitches only, we didn't realise that the route continued until after we'd abbed off!
timjones - Lead dnf - 29/Oct/08 with Adeline Jones
First multipitch lead.
Snorfalorpagus - 2008 with Thom Gornall
whispering nic - Jan/00