4a-4c and broken but pleasant until the 6a 7th pitch. After that it really comes good. good adventure. ascent 737.rurp - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with bill farmer
Climbed as 6pitches in 3hr15min ascent number 715. Fantastic route and a fantastic day. Walk-in/out is a bit monstrous though.
Me - P1/2/3,
Ralph - P4,
Me - P5/6,
R - P7,
Me - P8/9,
R - P10/11
UnkArl - AltLd - 22/Apr/13 with Ralph
Stunning climb. DC climbed even pitches (inc 6a's). Walk in and descent is major day out on top of the actual climb. More like two hours to get down.
bsparky - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/13 with Dave Cummings
I lead pitches 1,3,5,7,9&11, Ben lead pitches 2,4,6,8&10. I lead both 6a's pitches cleanly. Amazing climbing, easier lower down but more difficult as you got up higher. The first 6a (pitch 7) has a funky arete style overhang rock to negotiate, not many holds and a little tricky. The second 6a is 200meteres off the ground with an exposed feeling and involves 2 tricky moves - one to move around and onto a big tufa block and the other to get up and past it. Great traverse climbing follows. An epic and memorable multi-pitch, a full day affair and a long and slow walk off at the end - it's only 1 1/2 hours but feels like a lot longer!!!
davemcummings - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Ben Sparkes
led P1,3 etc, quality improves as you get higher, great route.
accent number 710 in the book. walk off was a slog (2 hours)
michael burrows - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Alun Ward
Excellent mountain route. Really made the holiday. Alt leads, I started and got the first 6a pitch (P7) and we swapped around so Jayne got the other (P9). Good choices which suited both our climbing styles down to the ground.
fizzychewitt - AltLd - 19/Apr/13 with Jayne
Led the whole route, in my trainers, in the dark! (cheers lads). The best way to do it: mega sunset and an awesome starry night! Perfect temps. 3 hours.
Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Rob Richardson, Alex Hallam
markfromstoke - 12/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/13
simo'd first 6 pitches in one. finished in three rope lengths. more broken than wc, but an epic day out doing both together.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Gabe Oliver, Remus Knowles
Simi Lead first 6 pitches, Ben lead 2 pitches together, My lead for the traverse and above wall, then 1 more easy yomp to the top for Ben. Dual day with Wild Country. Epic
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Remus Knowles, Ben Kelsey
Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/13
Should be named ...Died and Gone to Heaven...Brilliant , must do Kalymnos route
joe gallacher - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Simon Rowlinson, Dai Norris
becoming-stranger - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Beth Mc
beth_may - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Will Pope
crabby2009 - AltLd - 02/Apr/13 with Steve Le Feuvre
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/13
galerito - TR - 26/Oct/12 with pawelgregorczyk, matiamallia
matiamallia - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/12 with galerito, pawelgregorczyk
pawelgregorczyk - AltLd dog - 26/Oct/12 with galerito, matiamallia
Wow. 2 hours for descent, plus additional time for large mythos. Everyone seems to Fo the corner differently -I offwidthed it.
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with astell
A delightful multi pitch. Lead the odd pitches. The first few pitches have been overgraded but the 2 6a pitches (7 and 9) were 6as!!!! Had the whole mountain to ourselves and finished it in 2 hours!!
Koon - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Mary Lothian
Seconder had to aid on the 6a pitches. Slept at the base of the route (so bigger pack) and started at 5:30am. Jammed up the crack. Amazing route.
GuitarGenius92 - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Ruth Lawson
Roonix - AltLd O/S - Sep/12
Epic adventure. We had the route to ourselves all day, the bottom is a little scrambly but the top is excellent! First multipitch. Found the descent harder!
R8JimBob88 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/12 with Simon (Guide)
Climbed in 7 pitches in 2.5 hours, ascent No 595 according to the log book at the top. The first 6 pitches are short so we did them as 3. Then the next 3 as in the route description and ran the top 2 together. Loads of bolts so I clipped approx alternate ones or would have needed 30 quick draws!
Andy Chubb - Lead - 12/May/12 with Steve Goodman
Brendan - AltLd - 06/May/12 with Graeme
I led the 4th pitch. Struggled on the 6a sections, fell off the layback crack and french-freed and aided the traverse pitch - just get up it is my motto on a route like that! Superb, but a bit unbalanced, mostly grade 5 with a few hard moves. Started climbing at 9 and finished at 2:10.
Howard J - AltLd dog - 02/May/12 with Aidan Raftery, Dave Spencer
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/12
Loved it struggled up the 6a pitches fantastic setting and views. Interesting jumping off the boat at the bottom of the climb. Led pitch 2,5,7&9
trish1968 - AltLd - 27/Apr/12 with Nick Bennett
Hidden - AltLd dog - 27/Apr/12
got lost on the walk in as we followed the guide description of start going up when you see a big cave, spent 4 hours walking through choss, scree and bushes, just decided to slack it off when we saw people high on the crag above us (and about 1km away) walked over and got the route done in just over an hour (roped together) nice climb all the same but a bit full on for a rest day
mwatson - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12
Hidden - 12/Apr/12
JHiley - AltLd - 08/Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12
Pitches 2,4,6,8 and 9. Good lead by Ellie on pitch 7, which felt tough for 6a. Pitch 9 was brilliant.
JezH - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Ellie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12
ross brinson - AltLd - 05/Apr/12
ross brinson - AltLd - 03/Apr/12 with josh davies
Swsloper - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/11
led overhang crux then alt leads - spectacular day out!
Viki - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/11
Assent 490 in book.
owlman - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Oct/11
We were started climbing about 08.30 and were first on the route but closely followed by 2 teams from the Lakes. The first crux, was damp and tricky, when I came to lead it (especially with a rucksack) but dried quickly. The heavens opened as Si led the second crux. This is well bolted but even so was very tricky to lead & follow in torrential rain! An excellent route but the first 6 pitches are pretty easy. We were on top by 11.30
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/11 with Simon Holden
Very good but not as good as the hype. Only 2-3 pitches of any real quality. It also rained on us, and I had the 6a tufa pitch in the wet
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/11 with Pete Nugent
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11
aidanb - Lead O/S - 17/May/11
Got stuck behind a party of russians - so slow!
adrianj - AltLd - 21/Apr/11 with Ann Blandford
stephenarnold - 12/Apr/11
ross brinson - AltLd - 10/Apr/11
amazing route! topped out as the sun set, great experience!
EliotStephens - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11
Awesome climbing and some awesome moves. A whole lot of fun and a very interesting experience. Views, walk and history are all amazing, ferry trip home at sunset just tipped it off for me.
Thom.milburn - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Josh Davies, Bill Beynon
josh1905 - AltLd O/S - Apr/11
In 10 pitches - I led the odd ones, Carmen the even ones including both 6a pitches. The first 6a pitch was done French Free, the rest was clean. The 5b pitch after the traverse was out of this world!
Had the route to ourselves, the summit logbook showed we were the first to climb it for a week.
Warm and sunny for the climb, cloud started building as we approached the summit, the heavens opened just as we reached the coast path after the descent!
Toreador - AltLd - 14/Nov/10 with Carmen
Nicola - AltLd - 02/Nov/10 with Ade
Amazing route. Led odd pitches. Accent 317 in the logbook
Ade7 - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/10 with Nicola
marcduhig - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/10 with Aaron
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Oct/10
tapley - AltLd - 12/Oct/10 with Simon Tapley
Fantastic day out, a strong breeze made climbing in the sun a pleasure. Glad to be the only party on the route. Got very lost on the descent :-)
embob - AltLd - 04/Oct/10 with Alex
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/10
WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10
salwilms - 14/Sep/10
Brilliant day out. Arrived by speedboat over a very lively sea: those sitting in the back completely soaked. Opted to thrutch up crux chimney, which proved to be great fun and featured a buttock jam at one point. Great exposure on final traverse and headwall. Led Ps 1,3,5,7,9,11.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 10/May/10 with Dave
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/10
Excellent route: crux is a strenuous 6a layback; otherwise very pleasant climbing in amazing situations.
A rather slow party who'd raced to get on the route first marred the experience somewhat: couldn't they see they were causing a log-jam of teams below them?
Apart from waiting for them to finish faffing about, it meant the rest of us had to deal with a stroppy German couple preparing to climb over us on the crux.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 21/Oct/09 with Chris Michalak
Brilliant route. Took us 3hr, 5 mins, helped by the fact that we were first on the route. Ascent number 166
Led odd numbered pitchs, including crux
Chris the Tall - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/09 with Daz
Great route, but sadly a party of THREE (from the UK, I'm ashamed to say) decided to rush to start ahead of us and then took pretty much forever to climb it - they were struggling on pitches we could fly up. The waiting became hours & a German couple tried to "push in" leading to a threat of intervention (ie. tying them off).
This should have been a great day out but instead we remember it for the wrong reasons.
Oh, I aided the crux move on the 6a pitch - so what?
Phil Murray - AltLd dog - 21/Oct/09 with Liz
Hidden - AltLd - May/09
Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - May/09 with Bob Larkin