Pendulum** HVS 5a
[Jack Street on the first free ascent of The Pendulum, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The well-named girdle can be started from the descent path or one of the new sport pitches. It features a lot of hunched up climbing and sideways shuffling. Three pitches is normal, finish with a short abseil from gear in the break. © ROCKFAX

FA. J.Street, C.Jackson 1960s 1965

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

Photo: Jack Street on the first free ascent of The Pendulum © John 'ackers' Atkinson
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This climb is in 65 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

As good as alcasan
Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 31/Jul/15 with Jony Ashton

Really fun, we did it backwards and started with the crux most people seem to miss
ashtond6 - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/15

great adventure, scary each time the feet ran out
admackie - AltLd - 23/May/15 with paul renwick

Epic. Ran P1 and 2 together (Last pitch is probably the crux?)
sopaz - AltLd - 23/May/15 with Mackie

Canyak - 2015

barrowclough - AltLd β - 27/Sep/14

CharlieMack - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Hannes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13

Seymore Butt - 2013

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Graeme Hammond

lead first pitch as far as a belay with Little Plum, Jim lead as far as Rippemoff/Helicon were we abseiled off in the dark (late start + much faff) think you can continue about another 10 meters which may include the crux looking at an old guide. Great climbing what we did.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Jim

jshields - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with Ed James, Steve Ebbens

Interesting route, a bit bunched in places if tall, and hands are a bit polished and grotty in places. Gear fiddly and some in situ threads and pegs are in a poor way. Equipped thread for abbing off from at end of difficulties.
Sankey - AltLd - 30/Jun/12 with Jon and Ed

Brilliant exposed route.
mary - 2nd - 14/Jun/12 with Matt Taylor, Dale Gautrey

Hidden - 2012

Stoney Boy - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Nick Conway

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Ian Holtby

Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11 with Tom Nichols

Simon Davenport - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Brian and Dave

nathanlee - 2nd β - Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/08

fantastic route, not as easy as it looks, and the gear is not as good as you want it to be.
roberto18 - AltLd - 29/Mar/08 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Al Evans - 2008

willackers - Lead O/S - 2004 with J.Bickerstaff

Hidden - Aug/02

marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Darryl, Ben, Pete

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/99 with Richard Bower

AlanLittle - AltLd - May/94 with Carl Blakeley

Pitch 1 & 3
Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/93 with Neil McCallum

led the 1st and 3rd pitches
leathers - AltLd O/S - 02/May/91 with Ed Hyatt

Angus with a foot in plaster...
babymoac - AltLd - 04/Nov/90 with Angus

steve prior - AltLd - Aug/89 with Rob W

Hidden - Mar/89

In the rain, with one set of boots (mine) between us. I dropped them back to Dave each time using the second rope.
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/88 with Dave Forster

surfbish - Lead O/S - Feb/88

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1987

simon parish - AltLd - 1987 with Andrew Taylor

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

malc - AltLd - 14/Jul/85 with JW

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 20/Jul/84 with Richard Langthorp

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Mar/83

John Marsland - AltLd - 01/Jul/82 with Ian Stopforth

mark-abz - Lead - 24/Apr/82 with Andy W

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/82

Gezzer - AltLd O/S - 1982 with Merv Dudley

uphillnow - AltLd - 30/Sep/81

tapley - Lead - 28/Jun/81 with Chris Seymour

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

Nic Robinson - Lead - 16/Sep/80

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/80

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 12/Jul/80 with Andy Elliott

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1980

Nic Robinson - AltLd - 1980

mitch1960 - Lead - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/78

Bit of an epic!
Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Nov/77 with Sarah Bridge

Nigel Bond - Lead - 28/Jun/76 with Andy Brown

mikej - AltLd - 14/May/76 with Mike Byles

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1976 with Martin Smith

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 25/Oct/75 with Ian Grace

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1974

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Jul/69

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