Dogged as arms pumped out. great climbing, should have had more guts to climb above gear.mark4344 - AltLd - 13/May/13 with Matt Payne
Got to the layback with the big crack and realized I'd used all my big cams at the bottom so had to climb back down to get them. It really is a hard HVS.
codenamel - Lead dog - 06/May/13 with Sargy
clams - Lead - May/13 with Chaz
In one pitch. Hard work at the grade.
Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with jenny
dave_rose - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13
sgl0jd - 2nd - 22/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/13
Led second pitch. Very intimidating but fantastic!
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Huw Goodall
Mike Hood - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with Alex
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/13
Hidden - Lead - Apr/13
Jenny Clarke - 2nd - Apr/13 with Chriswallis2
Martin Bennett - Apr/13
Great route. 2 bats found dead at base of route when I started. By the time I got to the bottom of the route another had made the jump. Presumably this is where the route gets its name...
Twisty - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Tim Brown
Lead in one pitch with obligatory rests in each of the caves. Very hard work especially after a long weekend of climbing. Would like to come back and do it fresh to see the difference. Good route. Didn't find any of the moves too hard just a lot of puffing and panting reuired!
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Morgan Preece
Toughest HVS ive seen, pumped fell on final move to P1. Then TR'd. Will return its brilliant , not 5a
gobey - Lead dnf - 16/Feb/13 with mick, Paul
struggled up 1st pitch but found second much easier with amazing moves
sazmaz - Lead β - 10/Dec/12 with Dan Lanchester-Wright
chrism225 - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12 with anna D
climbingsheep - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Mike Watson
mwatson - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12
In one pitch. Totally ace. One 5b move leaving the polished niche above the tree for me, then awesome 4c/5a jamming and jug-hauling.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/12 with Dan McManus, James Oswald
Well lead by Colin. Simply ace still.
Dan seconded as well.
James Oswald - 2nd RP - 02/Nov/12 with Colin Angus
Probably the best route I've ever done. Did as one long pitch. Amazing
Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12
Lead both pitches, each absolutely amazing! What a beautiful crag.
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with James Oswald
Amazing. I let kyle lead both pitches. Simply superb climbing
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Kyle Wood
Felt like the best HVS I have done, a full meal of a route!
Gambit - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Barney
Led in one pitch. Superb route and a real struggle, thought I was off a couple of times.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Andy
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/12
Fantastic route !
motorgeez - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Adam Lindley
Hidden - AltLd dog - 07/Oct/12
Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Oct/12
atom - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Mark Watkins, Richard Sharpe, Lee Parker
amazing route, lead both pitches.
john lynch - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with ed luke, hannah
liam - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mark R
Superb and near the top of the grade. We did it as one pitch and this makes for one of the longest and best pitches on grit. There are no stopper moves in particular but it just keeps coming and is steeper than it looks.
Jimbo C - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Chris, Pete
Done as one long pitch. Got quite run out.
Ahab - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12
Matt Cooke - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/12 with Tom Jagger
barni - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/12 with Bob
dlyonsewing - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Pete Hutchinson
very tough final move on the first pitch! (was warm though)
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Dave LE
tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Louise
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/12
Gear in from a previous ascent and I seconded this 3 or 4 years ago.
deacondeacon - Lead - 31/Aug/12
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 31/Aug/12 with Andrew Deckon
Awesome! Really glad to have finally done it :) Just about HVS 5a, but very sustained and pumpy, good job there's 4 good rest spots on the route, I milked the one in the top cave.
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Thomas Geh
lead p1, one of the best climbs i've done, perfect jamming, steep, sustained and with lots of good rests.
tgeh - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with dan geh
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12
Defeated by hand jamb just below the niche. Cam stuck and spent ages getting it out. Good abseil down
schristophersmith - 2nd dnf - 14/Aug/12 with Ian Redfern
Reds - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/12 with schristophersmith
Lead in one-pitch. Fantastic! Neither of my second nor Matt B (by the time Ian took over the belay) made it, then Harriet climbed with trainers to clean the route (with efforts, allegedly; nevertheless well done!).
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Ian S, Michelle A
AlexRenshaw - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Ted Lister
An absolute mission
riff156 - 11/Aug/12 with Matt Crawford, Steve Barnet
quickdrawmcraw - 11/Aug/12 with steve
Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Aug/12
Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/12
Awesome route, very sustained and feels quite exposed. Lead in a oner.
r fizzle - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge
Sustained route! excellent.
Olli-C - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Rachel Slater
in 1 pitch, ran out of draws ! quality climbing - very sustained though,
lithos - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with pete harris
Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Jun/12
tonanf - 24/May/12 with andy
Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/12
Hidden - AltLd dog - 22/May/12
Led P2. 23 degrees C at 7pm supplemented by nervous excitement meant the P1 jam crack was a sweaty struggle - just reached the jug at the top before my hands slipped out. P2 was superb. Managed to lie flat on my back in the niche whilst fiddling with and extending gear! It felt steep and looked even steeper as I looked down at Mike from the belay at the top. Huge respect to Mr Harding and Ms Lee.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 22/May/12 with Mike Tempest
BRoe - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Mark Roe
MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 21/May/12 with Ben Roe
One of the best routes of its grade on gritstone. A true classic! Cratcliffe is a top quality venue.
david morse - Lead O/S - 17/May/12 with Ben Lea
Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/12
Si dH - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12 with Olly
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12
Climbster - 2nd β - 30/Apr/12 with Ian
totally scewed it up on final jamming crack on p1 and the light was fading so bailed at bower!top pitch look ace so going to head back to get this route done once and for all!
jon_gill1 - Lead dog - 22/Apr/12 with nick loc
single rope too much drag. fantastic route 4*
rurp - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12
Roberto - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12
Graham C - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Marti
Marti999 - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/12 with Graham Charman
tomhull - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Chris Plant
whitehouse_rhys - Lead - Mar/12
Si dH - 2nd rpt - 25/Feb/12 with Si Letman
Done as one pitch
Simon_Letman - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Si dH
sarah hawker - 2nd dog - 25/Feb/12 with Neil Morbey
Hannes B - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Tom
Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jan/12
ciaran1999 - AltLd - 2012 with saul
Hidden - 2012
Stewart Armstrong - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
matt perks - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Great sense of isolation
EagerAndy - Solo - 2012
Nick Sillem - 2012
Hi, all, one of my cams got jammed in half way up suicide wall, i would greatly appreciate it, if you would return it 24 devonshire drive duffield derby if you somehow manage to get it free.
£10 to anyone who does :)
oh and enjoy the route, it's brilliant.
climb the peak - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11
I led this about 10 years ago but struggled up it as a second today; not spending enough time on grit.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 20/Nov/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Andy
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Dave Sargent
Hidden - AltLd β - 19/Nov/11
Me 2nd pitch. 1st pitch easy, then suddenly full-on 5b. 2nd pitch sustaine 5a/4c with great exposure. So much going on in this climb. Best route in the peak, probably
Cake - AltLd - 19/Nov/11 with Matt
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Nancy Jones
lead 2nd pitch. tough but perfect climbing none of the holds are dissapointing.
vertically_challenged - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/11
Dirk Uhlig - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11
Lead it this morning and I think I'm still pumped. Great route, but I made quite a struggle of it. Many thanks to Jon for yelling at me when I was about to clip the wrong rope, and Tom for getting photos.
Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Jon
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/11
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/11
chiverstom - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Adam Butterworth, Jon leighton
spacey - AltLd β - 24/Sep/11 with paul evans
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11
Just stunning climbing all the way! Some of the jamming moves felt hard at the grade though.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Pete Millner
Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11 with James
First time as one pitch.
gordonday - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/11 with clive
simon1965 - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with dom
Lead as one pitch, a proper tussle.
domskezz - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Si
First pitch only.
Oceanic - 2nd - 14/Aug/11
Led P1. Unable to get established in the flake on P1. Hard.
cmsg - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/11 with Llewelyn Thomas
fantastic but reeally strenuous! a goodly amount of jam for your money. jelly arms
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 31/Jul/11 with tony walker
M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Pagey
Joe_white - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Peter White
Ace! Top of the grade and sustained.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Tom
Awesome, tough at the grade with lots of hard climbing but good rests.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Becca
fell off after half way break on traverse nice swing. ended up doing as two pitchs then andy got caught under the over hang in the mother of all rain storms!!
davewsargent - AltLd dog - 15/Jun/11 with andy neath
gww890 - Lead - 13/Jun/11
Thought the tree climbing at the bottom was the crux. Is there a better HVS on Peak grit?
harold walmsley - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/11 with Colin Struthers
nickmattia - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/11 with jonno hodgson
pr1984 - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/11 with Chris Chambers
Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11
Hidden - Lead - 21/May/11
Hidden - Lead - 17/May/11
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/May/11
Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/May/11
akhughes - Lead O/S - 04/May/11
JRae - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with P Latham
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11
rocktigger - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Clare
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Apr/11
odox - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Andrew Birtwistle, Tom Pitchforth
Lead p 1, what a route.
Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Mark Williams
Lead 2nd pitch from bower. Awesome sustained jug romping!
disturbed_one51 - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Wee man
slipped off at crux righ below the Bower cave
busdriver - 2nd dog - 09/Apr/11
Dizz - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with hugh
As far as bower. Not in optimal style.
iceaxejuggler - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Naomi
Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/11
spidey - AltLd - 02/Apr/11 with Jimmy
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11
mark20 - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/11
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jan/11
only did first pitch (bad back)
gazfellows - Lead dnf - 2011 with Billy
JEP - 2011
walts4 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
RossG - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 2011
Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011
Dan Mckinlay - 2011
Hidden - 2011
thebigfriendlymoose - 2011 with Stephen
Hidden - 2011
Si dH - AltLd rpt - 31/Oct/10 with Andy
Got spanked. Fell of the first pitch and gave up with the second after about 2m and seconded it. Really nice climbing on the second pitch! Should have got on with it.
bigdrew - AltLd dog - 31/Oct/10 with Si
Took an age to lead it. Found it pumpy. Loved it though!
Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Terry Lines
Chubbard - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with C Godfrey
petegunn - Lead - 20/Oct/10 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/10
tatz45 - AltLd rpt - 15/Oct/10 with Jim Lear
Andrew Barker - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/10 with Si
Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/10
Can't think of many/any better single pitch HVSs. Shame I didn't get on this when HVS was my top grade, though i'd probably have had a right epic.
Bart Shaw - Lead - 02/Oct/10 with Jon
petellis - 2nd dnf - 02/Oct/10 with Alpha Blue
GrantB - AltLd - 02/Oct/10 with Alpha Red
greenclimb - Lead β - 19/Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd β - 18/Sep/10
slacky - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Nick Taylor
Felt difficult and a bit hairy after a couple of weeks off the grit.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Si 2, Andy
Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/10
I got to the jamming crack and found it really hard, pulled on the gear and then lowered off.
Dan Lane - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/10 with Dad
MeMeMe - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Tim
Bit stiff for a warm up first thing in the morning!! But certainly warmed me up :-D
tigertim - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Mike McEwen
Great route, I lost scissor, paper, stone and got the second!
riddle - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mike Stephenson
haydng - AltLd rpt - 29/Aug/10 with Hannah
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/10
I led first pitch, Chris led second (onsight for him). Brilliant route. Still think best in one pitch though.
Si dH - AltLd rpt - 25/Aug/10 with Chris Foster
Led both pitches.Top quality route.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Graeme Hammond
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/10 with Jim
Claire Taylor - 2nd dnf - 03/Aug/10 with Scott Gibson
found it all very good but very hard
cobweb - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/10 with martyn hopson
Glenn Sutcliffe - 25/Jul/10 with Claire Reading, Neil Foster
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/10
the best climb I have lead, got everything!
joese7en - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/10
duzinga - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Kirk
Kirk - AltLd dog - 12/Jun/10 with Tuze
lead p2, pumpy
chrisbussell - AltLd - 11/Jun/10 with Tim O'Neill
drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with David Gilling
Tez29 - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with Steve, Ivan
Wil Treasure - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Ralph
RalphC - 2nd - 20/May/10 with Wil
Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/10
to the bower only
pabbage - Lead dog - 19/May/10
Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/10
Hidden - TR dog - 09/May/10
Bloody excellent route! Did it in one pitch as I saw no point in belaying. You don't get many 30 sustained grit routes so thought it would be a laugh. Either best route at it's grade on grit!
mlmatt - 09/May/10 with Sidney, Chris Prescott
Tried to lead this, but jamming crack on 1st pitch foiled us both (I would say this is the crux). Really pumpy climb, but plenty of places for rests. Absolutely exhausted after successful attempt!
climbingrev - TR rpt - 26/Apr/10 with Tim Angell
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 06/Apr/10 with Rich Cross
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/10
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/10 with andy elliot
natalietanzer - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with Duncan
Pown - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10
rubben - 2nd O/S - Mar/10
Seymore Butt - 2010
katyvose1 - 2010
Exciting and varied, cracking stuff.
nickmattia - Lead O/S - 2010 with stephenhartley
Mega pitch. First half was pretty average. Traversing from the Bower and everything thereafter was sheer class. Hard for the grade but super safe.
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09 with Dan Halperin
Nicos - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with rich howels
Sophie Nunn - 2nd - 18/Oct/09
bigie bob - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Oct/09
Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/09
led both pitches, i needed a historical rest in The Bower after the first pitch and didn't have enough gear left anyway. Proper tough (clearly 5b) at the grade. Was even better than i expected 5 STARS!! wicked :D
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Paul
Tony Little - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Simon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09
Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/09
cem - AltLd rpt - 13/Sep/09 with Paul Bolton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/09 with J. Iles-Smith, C. Prescott
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/09
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/09
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 16/Aug/09
Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/09
Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with jon m
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/09
Managed first pitch clean. Ran out of steam on second and dogged all the way after the first traverse and step up.
Swotson - Lead dog - Aug/09 with Tony Madden
sgl0jd - Lead - 25/Jul/09
good solid trad climbing
gazlad - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with wetton
vanderz - Lead - 21/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09
dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/09 with michael porter
Glyn - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Jonny
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09
Awesome route, I think it may be the best HVS I've done so far in the Peak. A lot harder than it looks from the ground! Did it in one pitch. Good jams, so you can get reasonable rests. Amazing positions.
smudge - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Jim Wiggy
no where near E1 or 5b, worth its given grade of HVS 5a
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 03/May/09
steve_biczyk - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam
Lead pitch 2.
HamishD - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Matt Savage, Legendary Stu
matsavage - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/09
Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/09
Kafoozalem - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Phil Lawrence
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/09
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/09
Dan P1, Me P2. Well done to dan for getting up the first pitch. tough moves, but good gear. 2nd pitch is mega pumpy, and i found it pretty scary. Gear is good as long as you have the energy to place it. Good rests in between pumpy sections, still very glad to get to the top, and happy to have done it clean. Quality route, best enjoyed from the top belay, watching your second endure the pump :D
Sam1991 - AltLd - 08/Apr/09 with Dan
scary jamming moves to get to the tree. brillint route. we both got really scared! but it was a great advetnture. ace route.
dts - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Sam Dixon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/09
Got to the layback crack, but had nothing left, I was very pumped!
dave657 - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/09 with Nik and Sarah
Bad things come in 3's... maybe things will start to get better now?
Mattyk - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/09 with Tash
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09
Lead in one long pitch,fantastic!Take plenty of gear!
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with nigel
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/09 with daniel lee
metal arms - AltLd dog - 21/Feb/09
DannyK - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/09
Brilliant! Done as one pitch. took a while but got it clean.
Tobes - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/09 with Rob B
jiles - 2nd - 2009 with Alex Winter, Chris Prescot
stephenhartley - Lead dog - 2009 with Burns
barni - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/08 with james hayward
Fantastic pitch and one of the best around it's grade on Grit that I've done...probably.
alaan - Solo O/S - 22/Nov/08
What a fight! Climbing with a cold, in the cold, was not a good idea. Both bailed off at the belay.
Becky E - 2nd dnf - 22/Nov/08 with James Karran
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/08
Lead P1 and 2
madmats - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/08 with jim
I managed a few jams. Ooof.
lowersharpnose - Lead - 22/Oct/08 with Danger
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Oct/08
Misha - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08
Hidden - 2nd dog - 18/Oct/08
alicia - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/08 with Sophie
sonnenstern - AltLd dog - 13/Oct/08 with Richard Benett
sonnenstern - 2nd β - 13/Oct/08 with Alicia
the hardest HVS in the world
the juicy dangler - AltLd dog - 13/Oct/08 with sophie wilmes
The best HVS I've done on grit!
sparkass - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Pete Dolman
Paz - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/08 with TS, SC
Tim Steward - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/08 with Steve Cayzer
Dave Rumney - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Sean Roberts
Dave Rumney - Lead - 31/Aug/08 with Sean Roberts
mark s - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with andi t
Stig - AltLd rpt - 10/Aug/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Brilliant climb, probably not as tough as i was expecting and wish i had taken a more relaxed approach.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Ed
climbed it like a t**t. nuff said!
EdShep - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/08 with Pilch
Lovely climbing! Reversed back to the halfway belay in good style and abseiled off from the bower as the heavens opened.
SteveM - Lead dnf - 29/Jun/08 with Kat & Tobs
Duncan I - 2nd - 29/Jun/08 with Mark Kendrick
Skell - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Kelvin
A great climb but we lost a Cam half way up because it rode to far in and was getting quite dark, came back the next day but it was gone!!
Dhcol - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/08 with Martin Whealen
Guy Wilson - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Guy Wilson
loundsy - 2nd - 14/Jun/08 with wise
felt like popeye afterwards - pumped arms
oi_now - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/08
jonka - Lead - Jun/08 with john
1st pitch only fell off jamming crack just below the bower got bsack on and made it but couln't ab'd off from bower with our tail firmly between our legs!!! Will be back now I know what to expect!
Daxman - Lead dog - Jun/08
Compo - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Kev Faux
1st pitch only, both me and steve whimped out on the second pitch, disco leg was in full effect and I was slightly pumped as well, harder than I expected.
Creep_pea - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08 with Steve
Julian Mowbray - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Richard
Castleclimber - Lead O/S - 26/May/08 with Julian Mowbray
Went back to lead the first pitch and to then belay Jon up the 2nd pitch. However, Jon slipped put of the jamming crack, just below The Bower, and took a sizable swinging fall! Managed to haul him to the tree and then I lead the 2nd pitch. Again!
jibberingwreck - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with mustgetstronger
mustgetstronger - 2nd dog - 09/May/08 with jibberingwreck
Couldn't jam just below and right of the Bower cave.
chinwaa - 2nd dnf - 05/May/08 with ed_babington
jibberingwreck - AltLd O/S - 02/May/08 with Mark
Slim Bert - Lead - May/08 with dave
Hidden - AltLd - May/08
Hidden - Lead - May/08
Hidden - AltLd - May/08
Hidden - 2nd - May/08
gazfellows - 2nd - May/08
IanJackson - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/08
Mutl3y - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/08 with G Man
led first pitch thinking that it's only a VS. Couldn't do the last move to reach the bower, so traversed left instead.
duzinga - Lead dog - 24/Feb/08 with Jim
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 24/Feb/08
Lead both pitches, but want to go back and do it as one pitch. Amazing route
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/08 with Sam Dixon
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ryan Brooks
Devilishly hard! Really imposing, tough HVS. But then again, I am a slate climber normally :).
ChalkBall - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Luke Brooks
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Feb/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/08
Found it tough, im rubbish at jamming. Layback at the top makes up for sketchy footwork and pain lower down!
Sam1991 - 2nd - Feb/08 with Matt
First pitch only, ab'd off due to lack of psyche.
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Joe
riven - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Chriswallis2
lukehunt - Lead β - 2008 with Ian Jackson
Jim Walton - 2008
Hidden - 2008
i'll claim the rain stopped play but was considering the abseil anyway...
Tobias at Home - AltLd dnf - 2008 with SteveM
Al Evans - 2008
Best HVS on grit.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2008 with Karen Ghiselli and Graeme Alderson
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - Lead - 2008
feilx - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/07 with Phil Davis
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/Oct/07
Led first pitch vash led second! had done second before via bower route!
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/07 with K and Vash
b.hayley - 2nd - Oct/07
Barry D - Lead - 16/Sep/07 with Wendy and Ian W
jam tart - 2nd - 16/Sep/07
DavidR - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/07
Rich Mayfield - 2nd - 27/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07
gregoritos - Lead O/S - Jul/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Mark Richardson
A Crook - 2nd - 02/Jun/07 with Simon Frost, Neil Griffiths
frost - AltLd - Jun/07 with N Griffiths, Adam
Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/07
wanted to do this for years - well worth the wait. fantastic climbing in an amazing position. lead both pitches as partner had done them before
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with peakdj
mbutton - Lead O/S - May/07 with Alex Adgar
Sankey - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Luke
Stig - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Chris
In one runout - "no pushover!"
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with James
If the vegetation is not at its most luxuriant, definitely a good option to lead it in one long, pumpy pitch
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with James Rees
Coel Hellier - AltLd - 17/Mar/07 with Duncan
JGW - Mar/07
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - Feb/07 with Rik and Viv
Rob Kennard - 2007
haydng - Lead O/S - 2007 with Rob
Strung both pitches together. Pumpy. Got a good rest in the niche.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2007 with Matt Booth
ryanjones - Lead O/S - 2007 with jamesturnbull
Chris M - Lead - 2007
spacey - Lead dnf - 18/Nov/06 with si barrow
PenJD - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/06 with Dave Evans
cem - AltLd rpt - 08/Oct/06 with Miles Butteriss
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/06
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Stuart Day
mol - 2nd - 08/Jul/06 with Timmy
Tanfastic route, hat off to Ant for leading this so easily, need big arms to place the gear but all the moves are fab...
SGD - 2nd dog - 06/Jul/06 with Anthony
Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/06 with Helen Alderson
Hidden - Jul/06
Jam, layback, gear and a tree. Worth every star.
russonly - Lead β - 07/Jun/06 with PeteS
kevp - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Loz Owen
Peakology - Lead O/S - May/06 with Andy Mak
Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - May/06 with Dom
belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - May/06 with marcus
Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/06
dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/06 with AJ
Bern - 2006
with Sion a great HVS day
alasdair19 - 2006
WOW, feel the pump!
Dont see why you would do this in 2 pitches other than to rest, I ran it out in to one.
I had to have one rest on gear about 3-4 metres up from the end of the traverse, hands uncurling off a jug on an easy move :(
Si dH - Lead dog - 11/Dec/05 with Tom Lambert
shoulders - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/05 with dai
shoulders - Lead - 17/Sep/05 with mike shewring
Led P2, which seemed easier than the first. Brilliant.
Update Aug 11, repeated route leading P1 this time. Fell off the start until I realised going up the tree on the left is the way forward. Jamming section easier than I remembered but start of P2 is well awkward. Great gear throughout.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/05 with Tom
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/05
I led the first pitch but both seconds struggled to follow, we abseiled out of the Bower. Meanwhile a second party climbed the route in one pitch but their second was also unable to follow. I seconded on their rope removing both their gear and mine.
Chris Davids - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Jon, Rob
did top pitch with only 3 cams for pro 2 of witch i placed it the first traverse leaving me with one under the flake. sweet as a nut.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with richard going white
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 03/May/05 with Chris Moran
To the bower
Peakology - Lead O/S - 2005 with cat
Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2005 with Dave Morris
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2005
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2005
Chris M - 2005
Hidden - Lead - 2005
JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005
Hidden - Lead - Dec/04
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/04
Andy Lagan - Lead O/S - Aug/04
lukea - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/04 with Al
Apharri - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Dave Wharton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/04
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 01/May/04 with daniel lee
cem - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/04 with Pete Atkinson, Graham Dolman
JohnHutch - TR dog - 01/Mar/04 with L
Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Phil Leng
This route is so great
2halfs - Lead O/S - 2004 with Doug
Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/03
chris warner - AltLd - Oct/03 with james raitt
lamma_hippie - 2nd - Jun/03 with Jon Lawton
Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/03
bigphil - AltLd O/S - 25/May/03 with Toby
very cold so did not go on to finish it. 1st pitch only
CrashMat Rob - AltLd dnf - 22/Feb/03 with Martin Whelan
Obi-Wan is lost... - Lead - 2003 with Nick
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/02
Hidden - Lead - Oct/02
Hidden - 2nd - Aug/02
Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/02
Remember finding it hard.
highlux - Lead O/S - Mar/02
Neil Ireson - Lead - 2002 with Paul W
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2002
malc - 2nd - 14/Oct/01 with CL
Ld 1st pitch, got v.pumped! The tree makes a very comfy belay, but it is hard to see what the leader is doing on the 2nd pitch.
Nick Smith - UKC - AltLd - Aug/01 with Thea Williams
Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2001 with Adrian Whitehall
tuftynick - 2001
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/00
Budge - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/00 with Mike Oates
also climbed it with Nicola in 2000
WB - Lead O/S - Aug/00 with Guy
awsome, led out in 1 pitch.
Milne - Lead O/S - May/00 with gaz wood
Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/00
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/00
CrashMat Rob - TR - 26/Feb/00 with Martin Whelan, Brian, Nicky
Marti999 - Lead - 2000
tlr - Lead - 2000
ian caton - Lead O/S - 2000 with Matt
Boy - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000 with Emma
climbergg - 2nd - 2000 with cheesesarnie
marcoleptic - AltLd - 2000 with Ben, Pete
Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99
Roget - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/99
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/99
RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/99 with Jon Berry
kato'sdad - Lead - 14/Mar/99 with Rob Simpson
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 1999
Ben C - 1999
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/98
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/98 with Nicky
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/98
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/97
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/96
Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/96
Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/96
Glenn Sutcliffe - 2nd - 30/Mar/96 with Neil Foster
Daniel Wrightson - 1996
Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/95
Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/95
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/94
After a failed attempt on Requiem.
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 12/Jun/94 with Julian Cooper
rob.grafton - Lead - 05/Dec/93 with Bruce
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/93
Okecroak - Lead - 28/Jun/93 with M Mercy
did first pitch. Gary did not finish second pitch
stevieb - 2nd dnf - 13/Jun/93 with Gary Jones
ChrisJD - 1993
Ena - 2nd dog - 12/Sep/92 with Mark Courtiour
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 20/Jun/92
nai - 2nd - 17/May/92 with Tim
Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/92
Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Apr/92
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/91
Hidden - Solo rpt - 27/May/91
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/90
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/90
Roget - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/90 with jim
Hidden - Solo rpt - 16/Jun/90
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/90
andyblain - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/90
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/90
rogerskews - 1990 with Phil
philhilo - 1990
philhilo - 1990
gordonday - Lead rpt - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/89
Sean Kelly - Lead - Feb/89 with John Hyde
Hidden - 1989
Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/88
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/88
J R R Hartley - 2nd O/S - Aug/88 with Andy DeMott
Seemed easy after last route. Stormed up the last pitch.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/88 with Fliss Butler
phardman - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/88
Tom V - 1987
shark - 2nd - 17/Jun/86 with Phill Dickens
Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/86
RichardMc - Lead - 27/Apr/86 with Pip Jones
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
John Marsland - Lead - 13/Oct/85 with George Shaw
Seconded in 82. Not too bad for 5b.
stp - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/85
failed on some years before. Improved finger strength proved to be the key.
stp - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/85
andy gittins - 1985
Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/84
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 08/May/83 with Paul Clark
keefe - 05/Mar/83
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 02/May/82
mark-abz - TR - 19/Sep/81 with Richard O
Bob - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/81 with M. Lynch
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981
David Smith - Lead - Sep/80 with Al Bennett
jonathan shepherd - Lead O/S - May/80
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Apr/80
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/80 with Nick Bond
Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980
KRB - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/79 with Mike Bridges
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/79
Nigel Bond - Lead - 16/Jun/79 with Andy Brown
Mark Kemball - Lead - 10/Jun/79 with George Mumford, Sarah Bridge
Mike Owen - 15/Apr/79 with Keith Robertson, Elaine Watson
Top quality route.Led throughout on this occasion,had 2nded before i think,not sure. The top layback flake is just a dream,climbed it quickly!
mike bridges - Lead β - 22/Jul/78 with Chris Ellis, Neil Gregory
Chris Ellis - 2nd - 22/Jul/78 with Neil Gregory
GeoffG - AltLd - Mar/78 with tony bowker
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1978 with Dorothy Bogg
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Oct/77
GeoffG - 2nd - 05/Jun/77 with tony bowker
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 11/Jul/76 with Andy Wild
petemeads - Lead - 24/Apr/75
Tony Holdsworth - 01/Jan/70