Lead both. First pitch is completely rubbish and avoidable, second pitch is good. I thought it was quite steady for VS, especially in comparison to What the Hell and How the Hell, so somewhat surprised at the grade opinions here.
Bird flew out of a crack a foot from my face and scared the shit out of me...
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Jack
pulseroom - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Eyan Mallony
Walked up path to access second pitch. Hard climbing for the grade, but well protected.
dr_botnik - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/15 with Phil Taylor
Just top pitch
the power - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/15 with rob
chris murnin - Lead - 25/Feb/15
Sopping wet, glad Shaun was tied down when my foot slipped off the first move and sent me flying off the ledge. Lead both pitches, way harder than VS in the conditions but little more drama
Gambit - Lead β - 22/Nov/14 with Shaun, Rob Woon, Mark Leicester, Royston
Lead the 2nd pitch, bit of a grunt on the overhang section
irishguyinlondon - AltLd O/S - 09/Nov/14 with roo finlayson
Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 02/Nov/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14
rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Tom_Hodgkinson
Seconded first pitch. Bit sparse on gear. Lead the top pitch which was awesome.
hodge192 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Richard Williams
A bit chossy throughout.
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Rachel B
Lead both pitches. Given that this is Peak Limestone, not Pembrokeshire, it seemed to me pretty clean and not at all chossy. P1 although bold, was pretty clean, without the amount of veg typical of many Peak limestone first pitches and P2 although slightly polished in places gives pretty good, very well protected climbing. From above, Aurora Arete looked much more vegetated, so glad I did not do that for P2.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Mynydd Gavin
Lead P1. Can't say in enjoyed it, all too loose, even for Stoney
Batt - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with James Hoyes
I give it easy VS.
Lead Pitch 1. Rob lead Pitch 2. Both really good pitches, top pitch is better though.
Mcleodd - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Rob Hawksworth
Guidebook (Rockfax) says P2 is brilliantly exposed, but it was a bit of a let-down. Should have done Aurora Arete HVS instead, looked much better. All a bit chossy though.
cathymiller - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Mike Peak
Fragmod - Lead - 09/Jul/14
Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with John Weirs, Mat Brown
Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/14 with Maia Hunnex
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Sam James
Just top pitch
the power - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/14 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/14
Led both. First is awful. Second is best vs pitch I've done at stoney. There was nest with chicks in on p2.
Cake - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14
Racing the sunset. Hugh's first multi-pitch.
MarkRoe - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Hugh Wood
2nd Pitch,thanks to Mark
woody99i - AltLd - 06/Jun/14 with Mark Roe
Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/14
the power - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with paul29uk
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14
Some loose blocks but great position.
crispycodd - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with David Tidman
drolex - 2nd - 30/Apr/14
Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Andrew Cooke
Didn't bother with 1st pitch
PaulFidler - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/14
pulseroom - Lead - 13/Mar/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13
Phill Mitch - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/13 with bleggs
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13
sgl - AltLd - 15/Jul/13 with Bart
It's only in this country that people climb this choss!
simon1965 - AltLd - 19/Jun/13 with dom
Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/13
R2B - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Nick
Guy Wilson - 2nd - Apr/13 with Gavin Moy, Rick Cotgreave
Tony Kartawick - 2013
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Adrian
JRigby - 2nd - 02/Sep/12
Tamati - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12
crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Hannah Renshall
sunshine.hannah - 2nd - 18/Jun/12 with James Sanders
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/12
Hedley - AltLd O/S - 14/May/12 with Aldred Durham
Lead 2nd pitch.
aldred - AltLd O/S - 14/May/12 with hedley procter
kenneM - Lead - 22/Jan/12 with Steve Crosby-Jones
Climbed upper pitch only in the rain; tough in the wet.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 01/Jan/12 with Martin Haworth
In the rain.
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/12 with Andy
Hidden - 2012
Polly4 - 2012
Sean Kelly - 2012
Only did the second pitch. nice climbing if this is the correct climb :/
Reedymc - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/11 with Tony Holdsworth
didn't bother with the first pitch.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 11/Nov/11 with Tom Reed
Skipped p1 today. P2 O/S. Enjoyed.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Miles M
Must be said some loose/wobbly/chossy rock. Easy climbing but take care. Good top pitch. P1 Steve. P2 Me.
nickmattia - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with stephenhartley
stephenhartley - AltLd - 02/Aug/11 with nickmattia
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11
M_W_Court - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Stuart Cartwright
James Oakes - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with Brad Cowley
braders94 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with James Oakes
Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/11
P2. Pretty rubbish / chossy.
JRae - Lead - 16/May/11 with P Latham
joe1979 - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with matt s
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Sep/10
led second pitch. felt longer than it said in the guide book. rained half way though so had a slippery top out. loved it!! tried the route the day before but got rained off at the first belay.
LukeP LCC - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with steve kirman
Just Pitch 2
eonuk - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Wayne
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/10
Led P2. Really excellent. The top of the first pitch has quite a lot of rattly holds, and is quite perturbing, but anybody who thinks this is HVS is in for a bit of a shock when they do any actual HVSs!
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Dan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10
Oliver Branagan - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Miles M
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10
Beautiful corner, really enjoyed this route!
natalie28 - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Rik
rikbattye - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with natalie28
Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/10 with Rob Gray
Guy Atkinson - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with James Fleming
Pown - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10
Pete Graham - 2nd - 05/Jul/10 with Dave Pownall
Gorgeous Climb. Two quite contrasting pitches. I led top pitch - fantastic; masses of gear; a bit bold. Beautiful sunny day. Belaying on top was a treat.
climbingrev - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Tim Angell
1st pitch - me; 2nd pitch - Hol. 1st pitch horribly loose with rubbish and spaced gear.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10
Ketu - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/10 with Graeme H
Tom led first pitch, poor gear. Top pitch long and exciting.
migs493 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Tom
tommo1664 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with mike smith
Just the 2nd pitch (had done the SHIT loose and scary 1st pitch before and as per original comments decided to walk up to the belay ledge) Good 2nd pitch and a much better climb without the 1st pitch.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Rob
Hidden - AltLd RP - 28/Mar/10
TonyF - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Ken Taylor - 2010
Aa bit wet.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Andy
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 25/Oct/09 with Martin Haworth
daveclarke5 - 2nd - 04/Oct/09 with Andy
Ketu - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/09 with Nigel
Great jamming forgave the large amlount of suspect rock.
howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Page
middle aged slob - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Brian and Dave
We had to escape after 1st pitch due to heavy rain, which luckily only started just in after I'd finished the pitch as it was loose and lacking in much protection, making for a scary lead at VS, will walk up the path next time...
Graeme Hammond - Lead - 13/Jul/09 with Rob
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/09
Loose 1st pitch, then good hard crack/corner, made me sweat.
KeithW - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Burj Langdana
I led the first pitch which was loose and not much gear. There are a couple of pegs though. Then Kev led second pitch of Aurora Arete.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with kev (lmc)
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/09
Lou Kennedy - AltLd - 01/Jul/09
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/09
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Hannah Moulton
Lead first pitch
disturbed_one51 - AltLd - 02/Jun/09 with Hannah Moulton, Wee man
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09
keith leonard - AltLd - 2009
TomHaigh - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/08 with Jarek
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Stu Harth
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/08 with Becky Hammond
Led the second pitch (the good one).
Becky E - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Jim Slater
fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Lloyd Betsworth
looked amazing from the road, but the climbing wasnt that sustained.
IanJackson - Solo - 22/Jun/08
matthewjc - Lead - 08/Jun/08 with Luke
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/May/08
TomHaigh - 2nd O/S - 09/May/08 with Paul Winders
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/08
daveagriff - 2nd - 2008
Al Evans - 2008
Second pitch only.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Phil Lee
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07
Led second pitch. Ok, I'll have to admit, Stoney has some good climbs, this one has a great position and some pretty fun moves.
adam carless - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Nick Smith - UKC
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/07
Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 02/May/07 with Tom Everett
in 1 pitch
tom.e - 2nd O/S - 02/May/07 with Tom Powell
Oceanic - May/07
smudge - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/07 with Ricky
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/07
Led both pitches
cem - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Eric Olson
Sidekick - Lead O/S - 2007
roberto18 - AltLd - 18/Nov/06 with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Hidden - Lead - 08/Oct/06
MaccMark - Lead - 21/Aug/06 with Val Young
Matt - BodyPoint - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/06 with Dave Dillon
Only climbed second pitch
aulda - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Mark H
Phil1967 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Dan
smudge - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Phil
Nicos - 2006
godusty - 2nd O/S - 2006 with GARY WINTER
Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/05
Threw a few disposable holds off P1.
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/05 with Erwin Bottomley
Nicos - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/05 with mark richardson
shark - Lead rpt - 11/Dec/04 with Mark Hundleby
robin heath - 2nd - 17/Jun/04 with Carl Riley
Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/04
Mark Adams - AltLd - 06/Nov/03
Brown - Lead - Jul/03 with Jessika
Hidden - Aug/02
Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 08/Dec/01 with Ian Pickles
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - Lead O/S - Apr/01 with Laura
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2001 with john d
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Mel, Dave, Ben, Pete
nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - 2000
barney@helmshore - 2nd - 23/May/99 with simon
Led 2nd pitch.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 20/May/99 with Richard Bower
P1 only as we finished up Aurora Arete.
cem - 2nd - 18/Mar/98 with Graham Dolman
John Marsland - 2nd - 20/Aug/97 with Dave Mould
Trobbo - 2nd - 04/Apr/97 with john blower
Roget - Lead rpt - 03/Nov/96 with jon
Tim Bateman - AltLd - 17/Mar/96
colin milton - AltLd - 07/May/95 with eric milton
I lead first pitch
Chris the Tall - AltLd - May/95 with Bill G
robtrooper - Lead O/S - 1995
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/93
Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/93 with Sue Smith
crater - 2nd - 02/Aug/92
Roget - 2nd O/S - 25/May/92 with JT
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 02/May/92 with Pom
Mick King - AltLd - 31/Jan/92 with Simon Walsh
Hidden - Lead - 1992
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/91
leathers - Lead - Mar/91 with Ed Hyatt
Led pitch 1
Iain Thow - AltLd - 07/Jun/89 with Paul Eastwood
steve prior - Lead - Nov/88 with Sam M
Hidden - 1988
AndrewP - AltLd - 1988
Paul Clarke - 1988 with Leeds Crew
Hidden - 1986
Chris Wright - Lead - 24/Oct/85
John Marsland - 2nd - 01/Jun/85 with George Shaw
Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/85
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/85
Steve Lenartowicz - 1985
malc - AltLd - 09/Sep/84
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/84
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/84
Ian Clare - 1984
Ian Clare - 1984
First pitch only
shark - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/83 with Bongo
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/83
andy gittins - 1983
neilh - Lead O/S - Oct/82 with dave croker
Ena - AltLd O/S - Sep/82 with Martin Trouse
John Marsland - AltLd - 30/Jun/82 with Ian Stopforth
mark-abz - AltLd - 24/Apr/82 with Andy W
Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1982 with Derek Shaw
First lead fall!
Bulls Crack - AltLd dog - 1982 with RW
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/81
Hidden - 1981
Ian Jones - 1981 with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
ewar woowar - 1981
MikeDowsett - Lead - 1981 with Jon Sharpe
Hidden - 04/Apr/80
Hidden - Solo rpt - Mar/80
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1980
Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980
Nic Robinson - AltLd - 1980
johnkeith - 2nd - 1980 with Alex Agnew
babymoac - Lead - Dec/79 with MTW
Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/79 with Martin Veale
tapley - Lead - 31/Mar/79 with Alison Tapley
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/79
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 1979
beaumap - Lead - Jul/77 with Bernie Green
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/77
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 13/Jun/76 with John
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/76
Tom V - 1976
rogerskews - 1976
GeoffG - AltLd - 30/Dec/75 with tony bowker
Hidden - 06/Jul/75
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/75
Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/75
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Apr/75 with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson
Dave Musgrove - 23/Mar/75
petemeads - Lead - 1975
mikej - Lead - 21/Mar/74 with Stewart Grant
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1974 with Bob Harrison
Followed up the route by Chris Bonington and Nick Estcourt.
Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973
Dave Westby - Lead O/S - 1972 with Phil Caley
Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/69
Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/67
mikej - AltLd - 18/May/67 with Chris Bridge