"The problem with crack is its so moreish!"
jamesturnbull - Lead - 03/Aug/15
heywoodj - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/15
soph - Lead RP - 05/Jun/15 with Tony Stone
Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Sep/14
Rachel Slater - 2nd dog - 18/Sep/14 with Tim Newton
tim newton - Lead dog - 18/Sep/14 with rachel slater
This was Eszter's idea and I went along with it as wanted to find out if I'd be able to do it clean this time. Should have remembered that summer grit = midges! It turned out to be a midgefest from hell! Warm, humid, no wind, lots of vegetation, should have known better!!! Climbing was fine actually and belaying was just about bearable but unpleasant, even with a spare top covering the head, neck and most of the face! As for the route... Went up on Eszter's gear to the crux, a nice enough E1 to that point. The crux completely threw me again. Must have had 6 or 7 goes before getting the sequence right. Annoyingly, when I finally managed it, it felt pretty straightforward. Same hand sequence as last time except using a jam rather than a pinch R but the real issue was getting the feet high enough to get the finger jam in the short horizontal bit of the crack and then higher again to get the good jam. The finishing jamming section was quite pleasant. Ran away to Stoney afterwards as the midges were getting worse.
Misha - Lead dog - 19/Jun/14 with Eszter
with Robin and Sheila
phil64 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/14
Super dooper hard :-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead dog - 22/Aug/13 with Tom Martin
andi turner - 2013
Cleaned the last holds from the top as suggested by the current definitive guidebook. I fell off and dogged over a dozen, maybe 20, times. But surprisingly I finally made to the top in my last attempt! Extremely satisfying and memorable experience! I haven't found a knee-bar - however, for me the section before was the definite crux.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 28/Jul/12 with Simon P
Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/May/11
A classic grit bruiser. Enjoyable climbing on hidden holds up to the ledge. We all thought the crux was getting to the finishing jams. Had to have three goes at it, starting from the ledge each time. The key for me was getting the hand sequence right: good hold on arete L, pinch R, crimp L, pull up to jam R. The actual jamming wasn't too hard but felt hard after doing the crux! Brian and Ian both struggled so can't have been easy...
Misha - Lead dog - 21/May/11 with Ian W, Brian
Clearly need to learn to fist jam... Bottom section a path compared to the top.
thomasadixon - Lead dog - 02/May/11 with Mike
IAmAStone - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Charlie Jefferson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11
mwatson - 2011
walts4 - 2011
nice jamming route, just get your hands right way round.. loads of red herring holds chalked either side of crack, but each to their own.
nickcanute - Lead - Sep/10 with alan taylor
jamesturnbull - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with aiden
Hidden - Lead G/U - 25/Jul/10
TonyF - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/09
dan gibson - Lead RP - 17/Oct/09 with michael porter
gordonday - TR dog - 13/Sep/09 with clive
Boy - Sep/09 with Ted Kingsnorth
Actionflack - TR - Sep/09
What a battle. Was nearly sick on top. Will return to lead clean. Brilliant
craig d - Lead dog - 29/Aug/09 with Simon Kincaid
Hidden - Lead dog - 27/May/09
did the crux then to the top after fraiser backed off it.
OffshoreAndy - Lead dog - 24/May/08 with Works Frasier
Nicos - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/07 with rich mansfield
Hidden - Lead dog - Nov/07
Toby Dunn - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with John
An exhausting fight as the flare and crack was wet
shark - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Rayash
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005
Hidden - 18/Jul/00
Rich Kirby - Lead dog - 19/May/99 with Hugh
ste_d - Lead dog - 12/Jul/98 with mik
mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/98 with Steven Delderfield
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 08/Aug/97 with James Tracey
sadams - Lead dnf - 13/May/97 with Hugh Cottom
FELL OF ON CRUX
Rich Kirby - Lead - 1997
Hidden - May/96
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/95
Hidden - 22/Sep/95
Ovenpaa - Lead - May/93
NickJH - 2nd dog - Apr/91 with N Hancock
Hidden - 1989
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/85
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1984 with Ian Timm
Hidden - Lead rpt - May/83
Fell off a few times at the top. Lowered to ground. Done when this was given E2. Thrutchy finish more like awkward 5c.
stp - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/83
The top is indeed hard...
petemeads - Lead - 1978