Gabriel and the Pearly Gates*** VS 4c
[Nick on Gabriel and the Pearly Gates, 3 kb]2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine combination of two old routes gives a near-classic.
1) 4c, 18m. Climb the open-book corner to a ledge (peg). Awkward moves lead up and right around a bulge.
2) 4c, 15m. Traverse left to the arete, high or low, and follow the exposed groove above. Take care to avoid rope-drag. © ROCKFAX


FA. (Gabriel) J.Soper, N.Crowther, D.Johnson 1957. (Pearly Gates) D.Mellor, D.Johnson 1959

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50.

Photo: Nick on Gabriel and the Pearly Gates © masa-alpin
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Cracking route though a bit stiff for VS 4c
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/15 with Phil T

the power - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/15 with Paul Hy

Sarah Brookes - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/15 with Martin Russ

Russ - Lead - 28/Aug/15 with Sarah Brookes

pretty good
Sam McCarthy - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15

Nice to have two such different pitches of such good quality
James Lowe - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Fran

lead pitch 2. Awesome positions
franhammond92 - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with James Lowe

Really enjoyed this, great positions on the top pitch
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Penny Orr

Really thought this was great, despite being a little polished. The top pitch is especially entertaining as it feels a bit wild.
penny.orr - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with rob greenwood

led gabriel
daviesp2 - AltLd - 07/Aug/15 with Rich

P2
Curly Rich - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/15 with gmc

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/15

theotherpetehill - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Chris Allan

Nick1812P - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/15 with Calum harvey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/15

I Led Gabe, Sam Led Pearly Gates
BenedictIEP - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Sam Carey

JessWilliams - 2nd - 09/Jul/15 with OliverRoss

I led first pitch.
NinaR - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Mike, Nick

First limestone trad, and only third multi pitch climb. Led second pitch. Well protected, but feels exposed traversing out to the arÍte, and some footholds are very polished.
Ian Hylands - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Steve Lismore

Tom_Shill - Lead - 04/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15

williap - Lead - 27/Jun/15 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15

Led pitch 2, excellent route on good compact rock. Top pitch was quite delicate on the low traverse and then fun amd thuggy above.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Bernie L

1st pitch
Bernie L - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Jamie

TobyA - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Tom R

andybirtwistle - Lead - 10/Jun/15 with Keith Lonsdale

the power - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/15 with neil

nrhardy - 2nd - 06/Jun/15 with the power

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/15

JEP - AltLd rpt - 12/May/15

Gav Williams - 2nd - 12/May/15 with Julian Lane

Upper pitch (Pearly Gates) is absolutely superb. I took the high traverse which gives massive holds in a spectacular position which gets even better as you go up the bulging groove !
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 12/May/15 with Mynydd Gavin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/15

Canyak - 2015

Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 02/Nov/14

Lead both
Clemmo - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/14 with Jamie Lilley

First climb at Stoney. And I thought Traprain was polished...
planetmarshall - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/14 with Clive Betteridge

P1. Uber-polished footholds, but great moves and exposure at the grade.
Goodstuff - AltLd - 10/Sep/14 with WillDoyle

First pitch was enjoyable. Messed up the second pitch by failing to traverse left. I seem to have made up my own route. Rushed it due to failing light.
cragsman9000 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Neil

Only first pitch
bob_cbr - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with cragsman9000

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Becks87

Becks87 - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with George

Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Cathleen

AidanMorris - AltLd - 16/Aug/14

Climbed the first pitch relatively comfortably, absolutely terrified myself on pearly gates after slipping on the traverse and going for a swing in to the abyss... gave myself a good talking to but bottled it on the 2nd attempt, difficult without hand jamming.
Caroline_Schofield - 2nd dog - 04/Aug/14 with schofieldm2

Climbed second pitch with Ian Couldwell on lead. Very polished, more strenuous than I remember.
schofieldm2 - AltLd rpt - 04/Aug/14 with Caroline_Schofield, Ian Couldwell

Jono_LS16 - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/14

Me P1, Mike P2.
cathymiller - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Mike Peak

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 24/Jul/14

Led both pitches, traverse on the second pitch quite committing, went low with dubious but plentiful cams. Quickly eases, but some great exposure when you're round the corner.
mattwyles1 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Scott

P2
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14 with Sian Angharad

Lead P1
sian88 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14

robgixer - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 12/Jul/14

jimbonfire - 11/Jul/14

giuly - 2nd - 10/Jul/14 with Xose' Portela

nige pacer - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Simon Pape

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 10/Jul/14

Lead the polished gates pitch
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Chris CMC

Gabriel only. Well polished!
Andy Hardy - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Led as one pitch. Lovely.
PenJD - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/14 with Chris V and Pat D

helin - Lead - 01/Jul/14 with matt

lead in 1 pitch, not sure about Top 50 but good fun. did the high traverse which is recommendable (no polish)
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Arno

fifth - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/14 with Gav

A great adventure. Led as one long super pitch. Really enjoyed it; although be careful with the loose rock on the top section. First route at Stoney.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Scott

Lead both pitches. Both good in their own way. Nice and bold on the top traverse of the 1st pitch.
mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/14 with Ben Moss

john max - Lead - 24/Jun/14 with Katy Mouritz

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Nicola Pettit

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Rachel B

Lead P2
Batt - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with James Hoyes

DaveB61 - AltLd - 18/Jun/14 with Greg Jennings

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14

nasty polished traverse on the second pitch
climbercrab - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Matt Coburn

1poundSOCKS - 2nd β - 15/Jun/14

ColdAndWet - Lead - 13/Jun/14 with Glyn Carter

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Mat Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/14

WillDoyle - 2nd - 12/Jun/14

admackie - AltLd - 08/Jun/14 with paul renwick

P1
sopaz - AltLd - 08/Jun/14

great climbing though felt quite hard for the grade.
JWB - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Jon Gill

jon_gill1 - 2nd rpt - 31/May/14 with chris Lyness, john beardmore

the power - 2nd rpt - 19/May/14 with rob

P1
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 19/May/14 with Phil Taylor

1st pitch lead by Steve, 2nd by Oleg First climb of the year... it was tough on the arms.
blueroly - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Oleg Makarov

1st pitch only for the warm up. Good route, bit polished.
Merlin - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Jim Jarvis, Dave Tait

PaulFidler - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/14

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

Only climbed first pitch and then abbed off.
spenser - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Eve Lancashire

Done as one pitch. Cool moves throughout.
DanielGyi - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Dom Pearce

secconded first pitch clean, had to rest the lead of the seccond pitch after pumping out on the traverse.
dan_blair87 - Lead dog - 30/Mar/14

Derek Furze - AltLd - 19/Mar/14 with Paul Mitchell

Brannock - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

led P2
cragtyke - AltLd - 04/Mar/14 with Ross

Lead the first pitch which is easy (more like 4b) and a complete contrast to the 2nd pitch which is far from easy and more like HVS 5a
Deezel65 - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/14 with Cragtyke

Hidden - 2014

lead 2nd pitch,ya bum bum twitches on this un
the power - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/13 with ken

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13

led the 1st pitch
Bill Lawrence - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with andy lawrence

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13

I did first pitch and pete did the top section
niall_stone - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13

AnnMarie3 - 2nd - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/13

stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with James L

Just pearly gates. This time the storm was kind enough to wait until we finished climbing.
JHiley - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/13

shouter - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

First time I got to climb with my brother on a multipitch.
matthomas79 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Dave Thomas

Guy Wilson - 19/Jul/13 with Plum

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13

I lead 1st pitch, Adrian the 2nd.
edd rab - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with adrian scott

i led second pitch with Ed on first. awesome fun
adrianscott - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Edd Rab

1st pitch
jamie ward - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Shaun Lake

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13

Compo - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Will, Gareth

Amazing views from the top, just exposed enough to feel a little scary without being terrifying and just good climbing all round. Wow
Eagertom - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Dan Murray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13

2nd pitch... What a route
mrginna - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Ben Hiles

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Jonny Ashton

darlolad - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

p1
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Nic

simon1965 - AltLd - 19/Jun/13 with dom

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Val P

rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with gavin_pcc

braders94 - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Rob Cooper, James Oakes

jwpil - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Jake

Jake Young - 2nd rpt - 27/May/13 with Jack

good adventure :)
john lynch - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with anna, Ed Austin

matiamallia - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with pawelgregorczyk

BLodge - 26/Apr/13

Just Gabriel.
Double Knee Bar - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Blanchie

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Nick Mitchell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/13

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Mar/13

bclifton - Lead - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Nov/12

jasonpm - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Steve IMC

Led both pitches. Exciting top pitch.
g1m147 - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Wayne s

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with Rob Middleton, Hannah Moulton

Ian Broome - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Grant

GrantB - AltLd - 01/Sep/12 with Broom Dog

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Aug/12

Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Jo Hiley

Seconded P1 (Gabriel?) just before a short shower. Lead P2 (Pearly Gates?) as a second pitch to Parachute later with a thunderstorm/ cloudburst in the top section.
JHiley - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12

P1
Wayne S - Lead - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12

Andrew Lodge - 2nd - 06/Aug/12 with Tony, Steve

Tony Ryland - 2nd - 06/Aug/12 with steveshaking

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/12

Lead both pitches. Second pitch was very airy and scary.
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/12

In 2 pitches, C led both. First was good, second was brilliant - took the variant up the wall and traversing high, 4c all the way. Almost fell off after an ill-advised heel hook to the right rather than using the obvious holds on the left, but somehow held on. Good lead by C.
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12

Led in one big pitch
Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/12 with Graeme Hammond, Pete Wimbush

A even better to improve a great climb as Jim proved is to do this as one big pitch.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/12 with Pete Wimbush, Jim

Hidden - 20/Jun/12

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Duncan Bell

One pitch to the top, nice
mark20 - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/12

Gabriel me Pearly Gates Tom
Tony Holdsworth - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/12 with Tom Reed

Tamati - Lead O/S - Jun/12

JRigby - 2nd - Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/May/12

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Chris Vanderz

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12

Lead first pitch, Tim did second pitch. Mega tired, glad only had to second the 2nd pitch, was nails and pretty bold
Jonny Nick - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12

Lead pitch 2. Good God the traverse out is scary! Took four attempts and a long period of manning up before I committed to finding out what was round the corner! The whole pitch was absolute quality, well worth the mental journey. =o)
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Fred Mainwaring

cem - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12 with Graham Dolman

Ahab - Lead O/S - May/12

Fantastic airy 2nd pitch
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12 with Andy Shep

biobuild - 2nd - 30/Apr/12 with Mark wood

Only did the first pitch
alexrankine30 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Mark

CharlieMack - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Jen Maxfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Seconded Gabriel, led Pearly Gates
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 02/Jan/12 with Charles Moreton

Led Gabriel
cem - AltLd rpt - 02/Jan/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Hidden - 2012

Sean Kelly - 2012

Palindrome - 2nd - Oct/11

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/11

Climbed with Davey Luke
kenneM - Lead - Sep/11 with Davey Luke

realised we messed up p2 before. Today seconded p1 and properly traveresed and climbed the awkward but awesome and stiff for VS second pitch O/S. Gripped.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Miles M

Matt Cooke - AltLd β - 20/Aug/11 with Tom Jagger

CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Andy, Mark

shouter - Lead - 14/Aug/11

Me p1 (steady VS), Rob p2 (stern VS). Glad Rob got the second pitch.
treg - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11 with Rob H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11

IAmAStone - AltLd - 06/Aug/11 with Charlie Jefferson

Very nice. I lead Gabriel which was a steady VS 4c, Pete got the Pearly Gates which was tough for VS and fantastically exposed.
Jimbo C - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Pete

lamma_hippie - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with Jon Lawton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Claire Duffield, Brian Rogers

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Jun/11

Led P1. P2 felt pretty stiff for VS.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 24/May/11 with Dan Arkle

JEP - Lead rpt - 24/May/11

bigbirdflying - AltLd - 23/May/11 with Chris Brook

Brad led P1, I led P2
James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 07/May/11 with Brad Cowley

I lead Pitch 1 Oaksi lead Pitch 2
braders94 - AltLd O/S - 07/May/11 with James Oakes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Tony Holdsworth - AltLd rpt - 01/Apr/11 with Ian Holtby

P1 only, some really lovely moves on this one!
Guy Atkinson - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Chris Swift, James Fleming

Did Pearly gates as follow on from Parachute.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 04/Feb/11

Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 04/Feb/11 with Andy

alasdair19 - 2011

Phil1967 - 2nd - 25/Nov/10 with Dan

Good to do this route again with Phil, it was our first route on limestone together (bless)
smudge - Lead rpt - 25/Nov/10 with Phil

P2 this time. Much nicer in the light!
bigdrew - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/10 with Mark R

Leo Woodhead - Lead - 02/Oct/10 with Steve Wolstencroft

james.lane - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/10 with Patrick

P1 only as started to pis it down. Nice crux around bulge, if a little polished
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 06/Sep/10

Ianwesterby - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Leo

Leo Woodhead - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Ian W

in the dark.
Matt Fry - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Andy Janezko

P1, P2 seconded in dark.
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Matt Fry

Lead top pitch for the first time. Gripping at times but great fun.
bigphil - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/10 with Mark and Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

led the top pitch this time
Graeme Hammond - AltLd rpt - 18/Jul/10 with Jim

Led P1 this time.
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 18/Jul/10 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/10

P1 only. Polish at base put me off a bit (not very experienced on limestone, more a gritstone). Really enjoyed it all after that. Have faith around the bulge
eonuk - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Wayne

Led top section.
philhilo - AltLd β - 19/Jun/10 with brian rodgers

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Phil Leng

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Led 1st pitch. Found this quite tough but not used to limestone.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with kev (lmc)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10

philboy - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with paul h

2nd Pitch. Great exposure and nice climbing, but the polish is mental on P1. Shame really. "glass" isn't exaggerating- I thought everyone else was!
jack89 - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Sam Gibson

J.Wells - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with Chris Lockyer

Top pitch is worth doing
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10

Led pearly gates, was loose in places but not as polished as gabriel
Hexman - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Rich I

Led P1 Clean, Rested on P2
Bisteris - AltLd dog - 23/May/10 with Rhys Jenkins

highfivekrissy - 2nd - May/10 with Robin Heath

First pitch only
tomthecoolperson - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/10 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10

lead 1st pitch, 2nd was loose and wasn't feeling it... abbed off
Oliver Houston - Lead - 21/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/10

Had to aid past a wet patch on the first pitch, then lowered off the peg due to more seepage above.
stewieatb - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/10 with joel182

r.greaves - 2nd - 27/Mar/10 with James Walker

the_keef - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/10 with Ian Moore

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Heather Deane

P2 only after St Peter
Justin T - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Cherry

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/10

TonyF - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

First pitch only.
Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/09 with Tim

Lead both pitches. Steady climbing, really liked the movement through cruxy sections.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Miles M, Liam D

MilesMcgennity - 2nd β - 17/Oct/09 with oli, liam

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/09 with Tony

Good route especially top pitch.
Tony Holdsworth - AltLd β - 02/Oct/09 with Martin Haworth

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/09

Jo led Gabriel and I climbed through the Pearly Gates
porridgefan - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Joe Ward

Hidden - 11/Aug/09

Top pitch felt hard for the grade.
Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Cat Black

top pitch was slightly scary and felt quite hard but very nice exposed climbing :-)
catblack - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Andy Barker

first pitch only then abbed
Shauna - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Jules

ed woods - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Adam

bullybones - Lead - Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/09

Lou Kennedy - AltLd - 01/Jul/09

nathanlee - 2nd β - Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09

I led second pitch. Hairy, as I remember
Cake - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Matt

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/09

led the first pitch (Gabriel) good combination
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Patrick Daniel

First pitch only - fantastic
mark20 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09

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

jamiev - 2nd β - 09/May/09 with Adrian Richardson

Hidden - AltLd - 08/May/09

A great route
Pilch - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Pilch

First pitch really not that wonderful, but final groove of pitch 2 is nicely exposed and gets your attention. Probably best to climb in one long pitch to maintain the interest.
Karlos - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Mark B, Daniela

1st pitch.
Oli - 2nd rpt - 20/Apr/09 with Tats

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Stephen

Followed on from top of parachute. A great little pitch, tough and very exposed for the grade.
Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/09 with Steve Grove

Only Gabriel in dusk.
bridget143 - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/09 with Hannah Moulton

Hannah Moulton - Lead - 14/Apr/09 with bridget143

smudge - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/09 with Nick Wakefield

Tom Hopkinson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/09 with Stuart Honick, Curly

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Mar/09

All in one pitch. Top of first and start of second pitches a bit bold. Good route.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Neil and Gary

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09

did first pitch only. was very grateful for loan of rps for move round the bulge
pebbles - Lead β - 28/Feb/09 with ewan

Anton slipped on 1st pitch bulge. Took second break to tranverse to arete.
Alex Thompson - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/09 with Anton

Hidden - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/08

@ndy - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Jeff

jeffb - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/08 with andy c

Oli - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/08 with Lee/Joy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

Have done Gabriel before but Pearly Gates was on sight.
Hardonicus - Lead β - 06/Jun/08

Brown - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Bridget

bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/08 with Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/08

Led second pitch
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/08 with Alan Smith

JPGR - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/08 with Paul

Al Evans - 2008

malc - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/07 with Martin Hewes

Hidden - TR - 13/Oct/07

Gabriel only
duzinga - TR O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Pete

tontopink - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07

great route
rayash - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with fenclimb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07

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

Lead 2nd pitch
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Paul

Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Haydn Martin

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07

Done as a single pitch but this makes it a little bold (and adds to drag) but great position at the end. Solid at VS.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Padge

Lead first pitch, Gabriel. Abbed of stance.
Mr Spoons - Lead - 09/Apr/07 with Stu Morris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/06

Lead 2nd pitch
MaccMark - AltLd - 21/Aug/06 with Val Young

bigphil - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/06 with Calum

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06 with danny carden

Iggy_B - Lead O/S - 30/May/06 with Simon Troop

Led first pitch, then Jon backed off second pitch so led that as well.
Oli - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Jon

Phil1967 - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Dan

smudge - 2nd O/S - Apr/06 with Phil

Martin Haworth - AltLd - Feb/06 with Andy

roberto18 - 2nd - 2006 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

PenJD - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/05 with DE and RS

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 2005

John Marsland - Lead - 01/Aug/04 with John Haslam

Stone Muppet - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/03

Gman - AltLd O/S - Jul/03 with Carl, Rich

Stig - 2nd O/S - Jul/03 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Aug/02

Had led Gabriel before. The Pearly Gates was onsight. Excellent exposure!
Phil West - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/02 with David Atherton

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/02 with Trev Tatler

colin milton - AltLd - Jun/01 with eric milton

Urgles - Lead O/S - Mar/01 with Efua

FrankW - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/00 with James R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/00

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/99

Carl Smethurst - Lead rpt - 29/May/99 with Joe Grima

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/98 with Johnathan Burgess

cem - 2nd - 18/Apr/98 with Graham Dolman

JonBray - Lead O/S - 1997

Roget - Lead rpt - 24/Nov/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/96

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1996

soloed Gabriel only
Roget - Solo rpt - 09/Dec/95

tlr - Lead - 25/May/95 with Kim

ColinD - Lead - 09/Apr/95

Daniel Wrightson - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/95 with Richard Bradbury

1st pitch (Gabriel) only.
Phil West - Lead O/S - 1995 with Steve Wild

John Marsland - Lead - 18/Aug/93 with Darrell Small

Chris the Tall - Lead - May/93 with Colin

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/92

andrew300169 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/92 with Pom

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/92

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/91

Led the easy bit in the middle (VD?), Paul led all the real climbing.
Iain Thow - AltLd - 07/Jun/89 with Paul Eastwood

Backinthegame - Lead O/S - Feb/89

leathers - Lead - 23/Jan/89

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/88

Hidden - 1988

Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/87

steve taylor - 2nd - Jun/87 with hilary cockrell

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/87

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Feb/87

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1987

babymoac - Lead - 09/Nov/86 with Rich Reeder

The Pearly Gates in the old Paul Nunn guide. 2 pitches described as 4b 70ft and 4c 70ft. Description seems to fit "Gabriel and the Pearly Gates". Just found it in my logbook. I led Gabriel pitch.
Pete Pozman - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/86 with Jeremy (York)

steve prior - AltLd - Mar/86 with Sam M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/86

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/85

sadams - Lead - 18/Jun/85 with unseconded

John Marsland - 2nd - 02/Jun/85 with George Shaw

Tim Bateman - Lead - 19/May/85

sadams - Lead - 06/Apr/85

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/85

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Feb/85

Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1985 with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly

Simon2005 - 2nd - 1985 with KevG

Steve Lenartowicz - 1985

neilh - Lead - 30/Aug/84 with dave croker

malc - Lead - 06/Jul/84

andy tetsill - Lead - May/84 with Manchester Poly, Joy

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jan/83

Bulls Crack - AltLd O/S - 1983 with RW

andy gittins - 1983

Ena - Lead O/S - Sep/82 with Martin Trouse

mark-abz - Lead - 03/Oct/81 with Pete T

Nic Robinson - Lead - 12/Jul/81 with Alice Hampton

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/81

Hammy - Lead - 20/Jun/81 with Rob Lawson

Nigel Coe - 05/Apr/81 with Steve Portnoi

Ian Jones - 1981 with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1981 with Jon Sharpe

Nic Robinson - Lead - 16/Sep/80

Hidden - 04/Apr/80

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 03/Apr/80 with Frank Hughes

tapley - Lead - 29/Mar/80 with Alison Tapley

tapley - Lead - 22/Mar/80 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - Solo - Mar/80

Mark Kemball - Lead - 04/Nov/79 with Sarah Bridge

Mike Owen - 18/Apr/79 with Elaine Owen

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 12/Mar/79 with Martin Veale

Hidden - Lead - Nov/78

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/78

leland stamper - AltLd O/S - Oct/77

Hidden - May/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Jul/76 with Andy Brown

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 06/Mar/76 with Martyn Hurn

Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/75

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jan/75

petemeads - Lead - 1975

uphillnow - Lead - 24/Sep/74

Derek Ryden - 1974 with Bob Harrison

Andy Say - 1973

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

mikej - Lead - 09/Apr/72 with Barbara Sharratt, E

Gabriel only
mikej - Lead - 05/Sep/70 with Nigel Sumner, E

Gabriel only
mikej - Lead - 25/Apr/70 with E

bob@daysmill - AltLd β - 1970

greenbuoy - 1970

Gabriel only
mikej - Solo - 01/Nov/69 with E

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Jul/69

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 15/Jun/69 with John Stainforth

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/69

Gabriel only
mikej - Lead - 11/Apr/69 with Bill Church

Gabriel only
mikej - Lead - 29/Mar/69 with E

Gabriel only.
mikej - Lead - 15/May/68 with Jim Godbold, E, Graham Evans

Gabriel only.
mikej - Solo - 12/May/68 with Nick West

mikej - Lead - 28/Feb/68 with Brian Norris

Gabriel only. Finished along Kaysor Bondor (VD), a short girdle leftwards towards White Knight.
mikej - Lead - 12/Nov/67 with Mike Priest

David led the Gabriel part. Jan 1980 with Martin Harris. Again with Martin June 1981.and March 1994
jcw - Lead - 30/Oct/66 with David Unwin

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VS41 of 102
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HS0 of 102
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hard 5a0 of 96
5a1 of 96
easy 5a10 of 96
hard 4c40 of 96
4c43 of 96
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