P2, P4 (variation finish up left hand groove). End of P3 and start of P4 heather and grass, but otherwise clean climbing
Andysomething - AltLd - 16/Jul/15 with Norman Bennett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/15
Nice enough - strung the first two pitches together which is easily doable with a few long extenders. The descent takes longer than you think and covers some pretty steep grass slopes you wouldn't want to slip on - we were definitely glad to have carried trainers up
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Mel
Second time here, this is a great climb with a mountaineering feel, as long as you choose the "Alternative Finish" 4th pitch to the left which is excellent.
Descent is tricky. The top-out puts you on a narrow ridge of large pinnacles. The ridge is traversed to a vegetated shoulder. The descent gully is to the right (facing the crag) from here, and includes a "diff down-climb" of about 4m which felt harder to me, I was glad to be on a backup rope and will abseil it next time. Then ascend over a second grassy shoulder and walk down from there. Bring suitable footwear for the steep grassy walk off.
Be aware this climb may take longer than you expect. We were in no hurry and spent 5 hours including descent, if we were rushing it might have been 4.
James_Kendal - Lead - 04/Jul/15 with Sue Underwood
Sue Underwood - 2nd - 04/Jul/15 with James Gooding
farmus21 - Lead - 12/Jun/15 with Kathy
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/14
tres crap finish - better in trainers
timmsy - AltLd - 08/Sep/14 with David_Gledson
I did the traverse pitch. Nice route until the top where it deteriates into rubbish
David_Gledson - AltLd - 08/Sep/14 with Rich Timms
Add two pitches of easy climbing to escape from the top and allow a couple of hours for the decent. The top of the third pitch requires the use of green holds (grass and heather) as it is so over-grown. Quite an adventure!
bsparky - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Ralph Ranford
Some good bits but lots of vegetated bits that spoiled it really. Not an easy top out - added two pitches for safety. James enjoyed the ridge - our unofficial pitch 5.
Sue Underwood - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/14 with James Gooding
The standard pitch 4 is terrible. Couldn't see the descent gully in the dark, so we added two pitches to get to safe ground on the very top of the crag and walked off another way. Might have been quite a fun mountaineering finish if it was still light!
James_Kendal - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Sue Underwood
choose alternate last pitch, maybe got lost as it felt a little more like vs but hs but was nice climbing nonetheless.
joe hallam - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with chelsey robinson, matt dudman
Chelsey Robinson - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Joe Hallam
I led p2&4. Hot sunny Bank Holiday - had the crag to ourselves. 2 teams arrived as we were finishing. Painful walk off in rock shoes! P4, Chose alternative finish - very good
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Roger Wilkinson
Twenty years since I first did this route so had forgotten any detail. It is a really worthwhile mountaineering route (meaning there is some steep pasture on one pitch and the descent requires a bit of hillcraft) a bit along the lines of Gillercombe Buttress. The left-hand finish is equally as good as pitches 1 - 3 and recommended. Unfortunately pitch 1 has a crux way harder than anything else on the route - more like HS. DO TAKE YOUR APPROACH SHOES FOR THE DESCENT!
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with Pete Nugent
bobjohnston - Lead - 22/Aug/13
a nice route - enjoyed it all the way - even the bizarre topping out, when we had another 2 pitches to get to something safe to descend.
Little B - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Jane
Give your self enough time for the descent as it can take a fair while to get back off the top.
Saintly - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Em
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 26/May/13 with Cath Sullivan, John Metcalfe
baldy.matt - 2013
JohnMetcalfe - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Peter Metcalfe
Still don't know where p4 goes 10 years after I first got lost on this...
net - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Cath
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with John Metcalfe
Great first three pitches. Protection bit sparse early on. Top pitch rubbish. Lead 1 and 3. Sadly lacking in bilberries.
gav - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Mark
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/12
All the Billberry's had gone! Paul led P1 and P4, Steve P2, me 3 and 5 (along the excellent spine).
bigglesbutcha - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/12 with Paul Horabin, Swifty
steven - AltLd - 20/Jul/12 with Paul Horabin, Tim Butcher
Conan - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Clare A
Led pitch 3. A really good little expedition.
tmawer - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with sarah, andrea
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/11
led pitch 2 and ate 6kg bilberries on pitch 3
Shuttsie - AltLd - 31/Jul/11 with tony, Andrea Sales
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10
3 good pitches and a bilberry finish.......
Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with RonC
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2008
hmmm interesting finish. Nuff said
peas65 - Sep/07
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Feb/07
missed the supposed 'proper' descent route and carried on up to the top of the crag for another 4 pitches across a ridge, a worthwhile mistake because the listed descent looks terrible.
nunnyboy - AltLd - 2007
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/05 with Carmen
MaNimal - Lead - 10/Jun/04 with Piotr Juziuk
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/02
net - 2nd - Jun/02 with Rob
Hidden - Sep/00
Shaw Brown - Lead - 25/Jun/00 with Craig
steve prior - AltLd - Apr/98 with Roz C
babymoac - AltLd - 24/Aug/97 with Pete D, Gordon C
EddieA - AltLd - 13/Apr/95 with Simon W
Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/93 with Debbie Wilkinson
PeteCheung - AltLd - 1990 with Ian
Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/81
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/May/75
Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/65