Awesome, a very satisfying route with a lot of good, hard climbing. Good lead by Dad to do the very dusty top pitch.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15
Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Jul/15
Feels tough for E4.
dominic lee - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Sam Hamer
Led both pitches. Found the first pitch steady, there's a no hands rest on a knee bar going up the big flake. Second pitch was tough, dirty and sweaty in the sun. Gave it a good clean on the way down. Top route.
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/15 with Mark Stevenson
Route was filthy so rapped route to give a clean before hand. Not the best e4 in the country by a long way
markalmack - Lead β - 06/Jun/15 with will
Eventually! Took 5 or 6 goes to get more than 4 meters off the ground.
WB - Lead RP - 06/Jun/15 with Mark
yoyo 2falls. one after 1st runner, one after last!
Hannes B - Lead dog - 17/Sep/14 with Rik
Hannes B - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/14 with Rik
Almost a month since I tried this the first time during which I thought no way would I get back on it this summer. But I hate unfinished business and it actually went down without too much of a fight today!
Rachel Slater - Lead RP - 04/Aug/14 with Justin Timms
Justin T - 2nd - 04/Aug/14 with Rachel
Apparently I've done this before but I remember nothing about it so I'm claiming the onsight again. Lead both pitches in one. Ace climbing but very sweaty in the 25 degree heat today.
JulesV - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Shauna
Lead pitch 1, failed on first crux, felt pretty psyched out but came down and tried to do it ground up. Made it through the first crux but had a rest in the middle and at the final top crack moves. Felt really hard! Seconded pitch 2 cleanly but that felt even harder and the peg looked really dodgy. Think I would have enjoyed it all a lot more if it had been a little cleaner! Oh well, an interesting ordeal.
Rachel Slater - AltLd dog - 08/Jul/14 with Tim Newton
Lead P2. Pitch 1 is hard, but pitch 2 felt harder and more serious despite guidebook claims. The 2nd, important peg on pitch 2 is half out and not at all inspiring. I do love a good sandbag.
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/14 with rachel slater
Holy-maloley this was hard! Bottom pitch only and had to pull on the stuck wire to do the crux, and dogged the rest. Hardest E4 I have done. Finished by headtorch, grey smears on grey mud covered limestone making the top section harder than needed.
philhilo - 2nd dnf - 04/May/14 with misha
Absolutely nails, as evidenced by the ceaseless stream of swearing that I came out with! Hard 5c (may be even 6a) off the deck to the crux bulge, gear so-so but at least at this point you aren't knackered and the stuck wire beckons (actually it wouldn't be too hard to place gear there as there is a non-rest just below the bulge; backed it up with a micro cam). Hung around for a while trying to figure out the bulge, then went for it and was going well but couldn't transfer into the flake and fell off doing a desperate lunge, resulting in a decent fall. Fluffed it second go as well - the problem is there are no decent footholds. Got established on the flake third go and was glad of the tat and peg (though both are past their best). The transfer left to the tax was well hard as well! There is a bit of a rest just above on a juggy hold, then sustained 5b/c up the groove, which feels pretty tough after what has gone on before... This is followed by a technical and tenuous 6a sequence right at the top of the difficulties. Got the sequence right and got to the finishing flatties but couldn't pull up or find a jug so took another sizeable fall, followed by another one. Got it third go - turned out there was a jug after all, obscured by a bit of vegetation. Annoying I didn't get this top bit clean. Didn't have the time or the energy for P2. Definitely one to come back to - especially when it's cleaner. There's a lot less crap on it now as most of it ended up on my trousers! Phil finished by headtorch at 9.20pm. A good day!
Misha - Lead dog - 04/May/14 with Phil
Hidden - 2014
Dan-Cheetham - 2014
mike mo - 2014
drcorbasisgod - 2nd dog - May/12 with Marc Weisner
Bob - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
P1 only, P2 was covered in a lunar quantity of dust
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2012 with Tim Hill
both pitches in a oner.
dav - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Gill B
Brown - AltLd - 01/Jun/11 with James T
GeoffG - 2011
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2011 with dave brown
thought the start was a little bold (no stuck wires), with hard moves (crux?) to get to the flakes. Sting in the tail at the top! P1 only.
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mark Rankaine, Andy Janezko, Sam Dixon
Pitch 1. Foot slipped on last move before easy ground, fell halfway down the pitch, got straight back on and finished it. I'm gutted as I'd been saving this one.
Tony Little - Lead dog - 22/Jun/10 with Dan
JulesV - Lead O/S - 2010
First pitch only
Adam Ellwood - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Dave Parton
1st pitch only, moist start felt scary, then physical/ hard work to the top tricky move. You really earn every metre of this one! Pure Quality.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with Noaksy, Billy Laurence, Steve Ramsden
1st pitch only. After al but placing own gear. Should go back and do second pitch when not raining.
Ram MkiV - Lead β - 30/Aug/09 with Bill, noaks, Al
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - 15/Jun/08 with Ed Brown
Boy - 2008
robyn1 - 2008
Toby Dunn - 2007
Boy - 2006
I led top pitch.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - AltLd - 2005 with Crispin Waddy
Hidden - 2003
led top pitch
switch - AltLd O/S - 1998
phardman - 1997
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 02/Sep/96 with Pete Benson
sadams - AltLd - 16/Jul/96 with Hugh Cottom
mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/96 with Steven Delderfield
robtrooper - Lead O/S - 1996
Billg - Lead O/S - 1995
Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Sep/94 with Andy Sharp
jamiev - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/94 with Adrian Berry
ste_d - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/94 with mik
Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/94 with jon
uphillnow - 2nd - 1994 with Graeme Smith
Hidden - AltLd dog - 03/Jul/93
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/92 with Paul Tanton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1991
Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/90
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/90
keefe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with Glenn Sutcliffe
Glenn Sutcliffe - AltLd - 14/Jul/90 with keefe
Pete Ogden - Lead - 1990 with Dave Ramsey
Hidden - 1990
shark - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/89
All in one pitch
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1989
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/88
Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/87
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/Jul/87 with Simon Cox
Billg - Lead O/S - 26/May/87 with Dave Gregory
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
shark - Lead - 03/Oct/86 with Mark Nicholson aka Bongo
keefe - 27/Jun/86 with Johnny Adams
neilh - 2nd - 04/May/85 with simon webster
Mike Owen - 06/Sep/84 with Mike Collins, Tom Jones
Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 1983 with Robert Kieske ('Flog')
steve L - Lead O/S - 30/May/82 with Alun Richardson
Mark Kemball - Lead - 03/Apr/82 with Paul Clark
Ghastly Rubberfeet - 2nd - 1981 with Phil Burke
Hidden - 1973