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 goodPete 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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12
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
Traverse across to right above overhang on pitch 2 looked quite bold for severe, but holds were good. Ate loads of juicy bilberries towards/ on top. Belayed the first part of the descent. OK thereafter.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Ian Moore
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
Shaw Brown - Lead - 25/Jun/00 with Craig
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