The Inside Route* VD
[Exiting the rat hole., 3 kb]4 pitches. An amusing route for those not suffering from claustrophobia.

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Photo: Exiting the rat hole. © ablackett
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This climb is in 36 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Heavy rain well not sure it it counts as alt leads as i led the descent... first bit I couldn't find any foot hold & my foot got sutck so i ended up abseiling upside down, quite comic... terrifying descent extremely slippery....
xusa - AltLd - 28/Jul/15 with John jones

In descent after circling round from doing Corvus. Didn't have a guide so picked a hole and abbed in! Ended up doing 4 abseils on the way down, mostly wet, slimy rock, a few squeezes a little bit dark to add to the fun : )
petegunn - AltLd - 05/Jul/15 with Rob H, Davina

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/15

hysterically funny, and pitch black. bat cave, rabiit hole and rat hole describe the pitches well! i led the rat and rabbit holes, dan the bat cave. neccesary to protect the pitches well for the seconds as most are descents rather than ascents.
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 10/May/15 with dan tower, steve crossley

did an alternative first pitch to avoid the queue, second pitch much more fun without a torch
harry_lewis - Solo - 25/Apr/15 with FRCC People, Marc Stirrup, Scott, Nina, Alex McCann

amccann - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15

Epic, awesome fun.
smithjmw46 - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/14 with Nathan Jones

Dervey - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/14 with Liam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/13

mcglenr25 - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/13 with John Niven, Francis Charlesworth

JohnBear - Solo - 08/Jul/13 with Ryan, Francis

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/13

BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 25/Jan/12 with John J

Excellent adventuring
joe_lancs - AltLd - 27/Aug/11

Good fun. Lovely squeeze on pitch one with epic grunting. Pitch 2, which I lead, fun again not knowing where holds and ledges were.
pffft - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Joe Fennell

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

Perfect climb for a wet day, wet and warm in the rat hole - lovely. Don't get blown off Corvus, look the other way and go down a hole!
ablackett - AltLd dog - 19/Jun/11 with Jamie, Jonny

What an experience!
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Andy B

tomhull - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/11 with meg hine, ben robinson, dave thornley

nakedave - 30/Apr/11

Without doubt the finest route of its type in the world. Found the rat hole pitch very hard, perhaps we did it wrong, but felt more like HVS 5a to me. Went down an extra pitch on the rabbit hole pitch, but couldn't find a way out so came back up to exit. Tried to second the rabbit hole pitch without headtourch for extra adventure but couldn't even see the big ledge to stand on, so gave up and put the lights back on! Brilliant.
ablackett - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with James Osborn, Claire Osborne

Great route. Not sure if we did it the easiest way? Certainly took more effort than I have ever put into a VD before!
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Clare Osborne, Andy Blackett

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/10

Not sure we exited the Rabbit hole at the right place?
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/10 with Crazy Dave

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/10

sass - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Jack Shepherd - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Dave Thornley

nakedave - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with jack shepherd

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/08

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 1971

JonG - 1970

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