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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nige - Solo - 12/Jul/15 with Louis Hunt, jay hunt

fresh rock fall (within last 12 hours) and a dead snake among the interesting items this time. the pitch of V Diff at the end was nice and dry. Pete spent a moment or two working out how to lead it, I felt weak and managed it on the third attempt with minimal scene, CRG did it quickly and elegantly but with more bad language. Martin cruised it, what with his new hip an' all.
JudithE - 17/May/15 with Ranger, Pete, Cristina

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

Hidden - 09/Oct/08

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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