Strans Gill*** 2
[Soloing the main Waterfall Pitch, 3 kb]300m. Pleasant grade 2 scrambling up the dry gill bed. Interesting scrambling and scenary throughout. The gorge finishes with a large headwall. Tackled direct this gives a short pitch of diff climbing, where a rope and/or climbing shoes may well be appreciated. The crux is at the top so a fall would be nasty. Note: the scrambling can be continued for quite a long way after the Diff headwall (in wet or winter really best to take a short 10m rope and a bit of gear. The scramble continues under the footbridge where there are a few nice steps and a nifty pool traverse and on until the stream levels out where a very handy gate on the left provides escape without any fence hopping.

Photo: Soloing the main Waterfall Pitch © brownie0705
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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/Jan/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/13

Robbiobaby - Solo dnf - 03/Nov/13 with Rich Andrews

mc2006 - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/12

Great scramble (in bone dry conditions!!)
tobyk - Solo - 14/Jun/12 with Emma Akam

yorkshiresherpa - Solo - Dec/11

Great afternoon out with Becky's parents + friends Ed and Chris. Trailled a rope on the harder bits and the 'Diff finish' for some off the group. Some tricky sections with slimy wet rock. Bailed out at the bridge.
Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Becky E

Also with Chris & Ed in tow. Soloed everything except the Diff pitch (seconded with a bowline round the waist - very traditional!). Good fun: would be great when dry.
Becky E - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Graeme Hammond, Dad, Mum

First time Scramble for Beth
brownie0705 - Solo - 29/Apr/11

BaildonBanker - Solo - 2011 with BoulderBully

Fantastic place, wondeful long series of ever-increasing scrambles, only final wall defeated us (no rope). Gill was wet & slippy, but virtually no water running through it, almost dry riverbed.
Trespasser - 2011

Hidden - Solo β - 2011

Snowed up rock. Top pitch covered in verglas. chickened out of soloing this half way the last steep bit - had a handy top rope thrown down. would need curious conditions to be in proper winter nic.
Mattyk - Solo - 23/Dec/10 with Dominick Spracklen

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 22/May/10 with Brendon, Nicola Pettit

Brendon - Solo - May/10

Interesting way to start a fell run :-)
Simon Caldwell - Solo - 17/Apr/10 with Carmen

No where near as good as when i did it in winter. Sunday hangover cure following aaron's stag do.
Mattyk - Solo rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Aaron lockwood

Hidden - 19/Sep/09

Hidden - 30/Aug/09

Michelle's first experience of climbing and a good place to get started. Most of the scrambling is easy and made for good ground to mess around with ropework. There's an interesting corner and a few steep steps. The final diff pitch gave a good taste of easy rock climbing. Overall, a very nice short trip out and a novelty to be scrambling in Yorkshire.
Will Smith - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Michelle

Fantastic winter's day out and highly recommended. While cold and wet the levels of water were only a significant problem on the crux headwall (ducking under the waterfall gave us a healthy soking).
jimorothy - Solo - Dec/08 with Rachel Crolla

Was lovely and dry when we set off and then all of a sudden you heard it before you saw it, massive flood pulse came roaring down over the pitches into a waterfall. Was up to our shins within a minute. Was great fun! Assisted handline used at the bridge
cleggy - 09/Oct/08 with College guys

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/08

Brilliant.. full on wet conditions. saved what could have been a bad new year.
Mattyk - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/06 with Tom Rumsey, Ali K, Jamie Moss

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/06

shoulders - 09/Jan/03

Andy Say - Solo - 22/Jan/98

Did Crook Gill the same day.
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 09/Apr/94 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 09/Apr/94 with Dad

Iain Thow - Solo - 03/May/86

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