A real fight - looking forward to coming back and doing it on the other end of the rope.tommytwotone - 2nd - 03/May/13 with Mike
MeMeMe - Lead - 03/May/13 with Tom
Fell off this about a year ago. Not without a fight today though...
conorcussell - Lead β - 01/May/13
Hidden - May/13
pastep - TR β - 21/Apr/13 with ebf
Excellent. Still felt really pumpy even though fitter now than when i did it a year or two ago.
climberchristy - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/13 with Ben Cole
riven - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Neil Stabbs
NaomiHart - Lead β - 01/Mar/13 with Peter Hart
Really glad the finish was easier. . .
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Sam Marks
Julian Cooper - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Knott
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/12
Julian Cooper - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Knott
Managed the crux ok but pumped out before making the moves up to the good jams. No really hard moves, just knackering!
climbingpixie - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/12 with James Oswald, Andy
A poor effort, needed to keep moving. Very very pumped.
James Oswald - Lead dog - 06/Oct/12 with Andy Hobson, Julie Mair
Tim Rodgers - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/12 with David Forster
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12
Fell off the crux, did it second go then had to rest half way up. Brilliant route, not my finest hour.
victim of mathematics - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/12 with Andy
Awesome route. Well protected but strenuous
wolverine - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Ben Burns
danny33 - Lead - 06/Sep/12
Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Sep/12
petekeron - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Katrina Adam
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Aug/12
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/12
naffan - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/12
My first e2, a superb route, just keep moving! The first two placements are bombers wires, then larger cams.
David_Gledson - Lead β - 19/Jul/12 with Tom
riven - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Chriswallis2
Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Joe
kyaizawa - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/12 with Jordan Phethean
Good to get this two years after I first took a lob off it! Still pumpy, though, and not by any means a sure thing...
PeteH - Lead RP - 27/May/12 with Chris Moxon, Naomi Hart
NaomiHart - 2nd β - 27/May/12 with Peter Hart
Quite strenuous, really good. Top traverse took some committing. The bottom move was hard and felt a bit intense, no mats. I think I might have missed a hold though.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Chris Foster
Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/12
barni - 2nd rpt - 16/Mar/12 with Tapper
stonemonkey159 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Little Chris
Tophe - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Dan Barbie
Rested at the point where you rock up on your toe. Would probably go on lead if I was feeling fine :) Great fun though!
Matthew Keeves - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/12 with stonemonkey159
Sophie Nunn - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/12 with Felix
feilx - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Sophie Nunn
very nice, awesome day to open the trad season
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 10/Mar/12 with Sam, Clare
Hidden - 06/Jan/12
mark20 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11
benchwarmer - Lead dog - 12/Nov/11 with andy
Excellent :) No mat used for the start as the soggy ground provided enough incentive to do it first time.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Becky E
TRFrost - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/11 with R. Timms
reach around the corner bulge into recovery jams
timmsy - Lead - 01/Nov/11 with David_Gledson
Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/11 with Olly Roberts
Flashed with bouldering matt protecting first move. Lovely style from jake, climbing it sans-guidebook! Brilliant and protected climbing
funsized - Lead β - 30/Oct/11 with Jake Lloyd
So much fun! Safe as you like, with some really good moves. Didnt have a guidebook, just looked like a nice bit of rock. So the line we took was direct to the top. From the obvious break where the book says go left, i mantled up and finished straight up. Dont know why this isn't an accepted variation, because it was really good fun!
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Jonny
owb106 - TR β - 30/Oct/11
2nd go. Pumped first time.
LAlhadeff - Lead RP - 29/Oct/11 with Andy
ChrisWills - 2nd dog - 29/Oct/11
bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Lisa
jacobjacob - Solo β - 29/Oct/11
Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Andrew Cooke
Peter Smith - 2nd rpt - 23/Sep/11 with Mick Leather
gforce - 2nd - 20/Sep/11 with Dave O
dave o - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/11 with Graham
Peter Smith - TR O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Mick Leather
james.peter - Lead - 09/Sep/11 with Nick Valente
Good lead from Neil
beds74 - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with neil mackay
Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Sep/11
Hidden - 03/Sep/11
riven - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Chriswallis2
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11
robin_hackney - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/11 with Si
Got really really pumped so placed gear a bit spaced. Fell off just before final traverse and fell most of the route so no chance of getting back on. Also my arms had stopped responding to instructions. Coming back for it soon!
LAlhadeff - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/11 with Alistair
An amazing route, i loved every part of it, the flakes to the balancy technical crimps and lay backs. Run out of juice about 3 moves from the end had a phone call from me dad, and then finished up the route. I will be back to send it.
waynem1985 - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11 with Antony Davies
markalmack - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with chris todd
lanky and weak - Lead β - Aug/11 with Ben Hirst
Too pumped and sweaty hands at the top
Mowglee - Lead dog - 30/Jul/11
fell halfway across final traverse. Way pumpy! Managed it on second try. That jam is a lifesaver!
brockers - Lead - 13/Jul/11 with Nibbs
Jim left gear in first break after his attempt
Anthony Dixon - Lead β - 12/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11
scallan022 - TR RP - 03/Jul/11
JRae - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with C Middleton
So tired after previous climbs, arms gave up before i could sink the jam at the top.
chrism225 - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/11 with jonny
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/11
Hidden - Solo rpt - 17/Jun/11
MeMeMe - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with Pete
MeMeMe - Lead - 06/Jun/11 with Pete
esther - Lead - Jun/11
Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/11
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Rob Cooper
First E2 lead so dead chuffed to get it. Made a bit of a hash getting round the nose in the top break and thought I was off a couple of times til I got a bomber jam in. Wanged in a cam then heaved the final few feet on tired arms. Top climb!
coombsy - Lead β - 12/Apr/11 with Rich G
Hidden - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/11
Finally soloed after various sessions over the years. Felt great to do it! Gorgeous Sunday morning, alone at the crag at about 08.30
Cragrat Rich - Solo - 10/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Apr/11
Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/11
Fantastic satisfying route that requires planning to succeed. Ditherers will fail!
robin_hackney - Lead RP - 03/Apr/11 with Failure of my second - I had to second it myself :(
Hidden - TR rpt - 02/Apr/11
Credit to chris for lending me a chalkbag. tried to run at chevin was really struggling having not recovered from my last run. As I struggled past caley popped up pedestal wall. Realised how much more fun soloing is than running. Ran back to my car, drove to cliff. Conditions were prime on my normal solo circuit(sans DW). Asked chris if I could borrow his chalk bag and got on it. Fell off the crux(didn't use my feet) but got it second go and the rest was just pumpy HVS init.
(sorry logbook stalkers, who probably note I don't normally record repeat solos but fuck it MADE UP :) )
Ewan Russell - Solo rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Chris geog master
cobweb - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with martyn hopson
cobweb - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with martyn hopson
Pumpy! But safe as houses and no particularly hard moves. (belayed Tim on it before. First E2 since '07)
Mowglee - Lead β - 24/Feb/11 with Tim
Dan Mckinlay - Solo - 2011
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Nov/10
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Tom
In a borrowed harness as a swap for a boulder pad - cheers guys! Wanted to do this for years, and was cocky enough to go for it as a warm-up. Got pretty pumped by the angle but steady moves on big holds so just keep chugging on. Don't remember much from previously seconding this so claiming OS.
petellis - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Alpha Blue
GrantB - 2nd - 21/Sep/10 with Alpha Red
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Kat Sigida
Such a cool climb. positive holds, overhanging and pumpy. Very enjoyable and technical just my style. Rob had 4 pieces of gear all cams. last one wasn't very well placed i had to rest on the rope trying to retrieve the cam.
ekaterina sigida - 2nd - 17/Sep/10 with Rob Bridges
MikeLeeds - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/10 with Clive Greenwood
clive-greenwood - Lead RP - 08/Sep/10 with Mike Nuttall
middlevern - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10 with Toby Dunn
nick ferro - 30/Jun/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10
Clean...at last, and very pleased to finally have got this in the bag! Third time lucky. Still very pumpy!
DavidR - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/10
Ground to an eventual halt where it heads left round the nose to finish. Moves felt ok onsight but it overhangs 8ft as I discovered abseiling for the gear and you definitely feel it towards the top if you aren't fit!
chrishedgehog - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/10 with Jamie Van A
Second go at this, after first getting on it years ago. Did far better this time, but still not clean - got stupidly pumped trying to place gear. Ended up resting just before the final traverse left. Will go next time.
DavidR - Lead dog - 01/Jun/10 with Holly Adamthwaite
Start feels better than it looks. Top traverse/finish feels really hard on your arms.
robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Dave Foster
Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 23/May/10 with Robin
Pumped near the top.
Tez29 - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Ivan
james.peter - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Kieran Livett
AdzBibby - Lead O/S - 18/May/10
kieranlivett - 2nd dog - 18/May/10 with james.peter
Jack00 - Lead rpt - 17/May/10 with Olly
Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 14/May/10 with Rob
Wish i was slightly less tired to really enjoy the last jamming crack!
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with bojan, Ben, Ewan
Hidden - Lead β - 26/Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/10
So easy, have seconded it before. for some odd reason cruised the first bit and just popped off before I got any gear in. O well :).
Ewan Russell - Lead RP - 22/Apr/10 with Connor
cobweb - Lead - 20/Apr/10
Sari Nevala - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with Lucy
Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/10
dan gibson - Lead - 03/Apr/10 with michael porter
simon kimber - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Hannah Hunt
Hanski - 2nd - Apr/10 with Simon Kimber
Pumpy pumpy pumpy. Fantastic climbing, a shame not to get this clean. Off to do laps on indoor 6bs!
PeteH - Lead dog - 27/Mar/10 with Noel Peatfield, Naomi Hart
NaomiHart - 2nd dog - 27/Mar/10 with Noel Peatfield, Peter Hart
Fell off top traverse, didn't jam it, forgot to switch back to grit mode after all that sport climbing!
AlistairB - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/10 with Elliot
Technical crux is low down (and quite safe), but strong moves all the way up. The jams in the upper traverse are life saving.
ebf - TR dog - 30/Jan/10 with Paul Stephenson
pastep - TR dog - 30/Jan/10 with ebf
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010
RossG - 2010
Needed a rest just before the bomber wire in the vertical crack. Pumpy placing gear until you know exactly where the best placements are. Great jams on last section. Looking forward to having another go.
Dave Foster - Lead - 15/Nov/09 with Andy
Rowansb - Lead O/S - Nov/09
simonp - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Neil Stabbs
akhughes - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/09 with Emma Hughes
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/09 with C. Prescott
Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/09
Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/09
martinazando - 2nd - 31/Aug/09 with Al Benson
al99 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Martina Zandonella
Great bouldery start then pumpy climbing on good holds. Stung by a wasp at the top!
madmats - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/09 with Mig
ended up chickening onto blackwall again. :o(
Mattyk - Lead dnf - 30/Jul/09 with John Marsham
great climbing really enjoyable although got nailed by a wagg tail just after the crux move at the start as i went to reach for the break. nearly lost it...
andy gravestock - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with allex
Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Jun/09
MeMeMe - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/09 with Andy
james.peter - Lead O/S - 13/May/09 with Adam Rawlings
duzinga - Lead dog - 29/Apr/09 with Katie
Katie Marshall - 2nd - 29/Apr/09 with Tuze
Nearly fluffed it with my fluffy stamina, only steve shouting 'JAM!' kept me on the top, not the soft touch people say?
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Steve Ramsden
Ewan Russell - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/09 with Sean Jacobs
Sylvi - 2nd dnf - 21/Mar/09 with Peter
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09
Seymore Butt - 2009
GPN - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Shaw Brown
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Nov/08
v man - 2nd dog - 12/Oct/08
Sean_J - Solo β - 01/Sep/08
Toby Dunn - Sep/08
Again, just not my day!
dj_brigham05 - Lead dog - 08/Aug/08 with Chris Thain
clive-greenwood - Lead dnf - Aug/08 with Mike Nuttall
Will Hunt - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/08 with Sean Jacobs
Hidden - 08/Jul/08
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 27/Jun/08
Jack00 - 2nd O/S - 09/May/08 with JoeL 90
joe larner - Lead O/S - 09/May/08
Jon Read - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
IanJackson - Solo rpt - 09/Mar/08 with Robeverybody
IanJackson - Solo rpt - 04/Mar/08 with Peter
Pretty soft for the grade, shame it is not more sustained. A 5c move with a 4c jug/jam dash! Really nice route never the less!
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Big Ian
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/08
Yay! First natural grit E2 onsight.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/08 with Sean Jacobs
daveagriff - TR - 2008
Boy - 2008
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2008 with Brian
ali_robb - Lead O/S - Oct/07
Brilliant route, pumpy but not too technical. Had all the gear in and bottled the last traverse only to find perfect jams on a second attempt - doh!
Chad123 - AltLd dog - 15/Sep/07 with Rik
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/07
alexyoung - 2nd dog - 08/Sep/07 with Paul "The Dark Side" Giddings
Hidden - 11/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead rpt - May/07
Hidden - 28/Apr/07
Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Ollie Mentz
Rob Kennard - 2007
northernneil - 2007
Brilliant, if only it were possible to savour it for little longer instead of sprinting for the top.
alaan - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/06 with Chris
Nick Beckett - Lead - Sep/06 with various
Nick Beckett - Lead - Sep/06 with various
Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/06
MeMeMe - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/06 with Andy
DavidR - Lead dnf - 04/Jul/06 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 04/Jul/06
Sankey - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/06 with Luke
Really pumpy and really satisfying
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 10/May/06 with Rob Grant
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/06
reg_measures - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Ralph
shark - Lead rpt - 11/Feb/06 with Bruce Woodley
Bella - 2nd - 22/Oct/05 with Michael
WB - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/05 with Ross
Hidden - Lead RP - 23/Jul/05
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/05
sdht - 2005
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/04
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04
Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/04
Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd - Jun/04
Bagged this great E2 onsight whilst really going well on grit. Perfect conditions and great company made it one of my favourite experiences. Do Black Wall Direct immediatley afterwards to understand how the Britsh grading system and grit can combine to really fuck your head up!
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - Mar/04
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/04
Belier - Lead O/S - 2004 with Alex Mason
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/03
Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Mar/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/02
Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Aug/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02
shoulders - Lead - 20/Apr/02 with neil
whispering nic - Solo - Mar/02
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Roget - Solo rpt - 26/Oct/99 with jon
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 12/Dec/98
Hidden - Lead RP - Sep/98
innes - Solo - May/98
Rich Kirby - Lead - 22/Mar/98
jfmchivall - 1998
jameshiggins - 1998
sadams - Lead - 25/Oct/97 with Hugh Cottom
Hidden - Lead - 03/May/97
Phill Mitch - Lead β - 1997 with gaz
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 11/Sep/96
innes - Lead O/S - Sep/96
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/96
rob.grafton - 2nd - 10/Sep/95 with Bruce
rob.grafton - Lead - 02/Jul/95 with Bruce
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/95 with Matt Hirst
Hidden - Lead - 09/May/95
leathers - 2nd - 1995 with Julian Simmons
rob.grafton - 1995
rob.grafton - Lead - 04/Sep/94 with Jim, Bruce
rob.grafton - Lead - 29/Mar/94 with Bruce
ian caton - Lead O/S - 1994 with donny
rob.grafton - Lead - 27/Apr/93 with Bruce
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/93
alkira - 13/Jul/92 with james turner
Pete Pozman - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/92 with John Byrne
John Southworth - Lead RP - 03/May/92
Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/92
nice sharp holds, but it's all slightly overhanging
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 1992 with Dan Moore?
nai - Lead - 1992
jhardwick - Lead O/S - 1992
Hidden - Lead - 1992
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1992
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/91
Roget - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/91 with JT
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/91 with Larry Parkes
rob.grafton - Lead - 09/Jul/91 with Bruce
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 11/Oct/90 with David
rob.grafton - Lead - 24/Jul/90 with Bruce
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Mar/90 with Andy Chambers
Marti999 - Lead - 1990
Richard White - 1990
found it a right struggle
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 06/May/89
Hidden - Solo O/S - 1988
shark - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/87 with Graeme Telfer
Hidden - Lead - 30/Aug/87
Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/87
Having done all the VS climbs at Almscliff, including Great Western VS 5a (1982 guide) we moved onto our first HVS! Duncan placed 2 bits of gear, 1st after the crux, 2nd in the vertical crack just before the overhang. He fell from the horizontal break about 3ft above the last runner, the karabiner broke and he took a 40ft ground fall. 40 minutes on his back in a large puddle of cow shit and mud, the ambulance men did comment that thankfully the cows had dysentery and it was a wet summer. Didn't help when someone said it had been upgraded to E2 in the new supplement, was a bit too late for us though.
craig h - 2nd dnf - 20/Aug/87 with Duncan Martin
John Marsland - Lead - 13/Sep/86 with Eduardo Martinez
Dave Musgrove - 17/Sep/83 with Andy Nicholson, Andy Wild
GeoffG - 2nd - 06/Jun/79 with tony bowker
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 18/Sep/76 with Andy Wild
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973