Led P1. P2 was very greasy, which detracted from the route and made it quite difficult.ian d f - AltLd dog - 03/Jul/14 with Paul K
It was wet, so a memorable experience! Tricky diagonal ab in down the HVS line into a hanging stance - a proper sea cliff experience. The corner was wet but I fancied a challenge. I opted for the traverse, which was wet in places and hence pretty tricky, fortunately there was some gear. The corner was slimy wet to start with and pretty evil looking. Painful jams, both knees on and hidden thank-god hold got me over the first overhang, which was the crux, possible because it was the wettest! It gradually got less wet but was still damp and greasy until the top third. Some great positions - bridging out into space, back and footing and general weird contortions. Couple of hands off rests as well. Interest was maintained all the way but it got easier as it got drier! Never disperate apart from that first overhang but fairly hard in the conditions. E2 would probably be fair in the dry. When wet, it's an E2 that requires E3/4 ability! Sue got cold hands and had to fight before peeling off just before it got easier going into the final groove. This was the day of the van breakdown - doing this definitely salvaged the day!
Misha - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Sue
Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/May/14
Frank the Husky - 2014
Sophie Nunn - AltLd rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Richard
All over mind/body epic, a real struggle. Awesome!
Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Sophie
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Jon Didymus
19 years on ... and another desperate struggle! Mars 2, Jon 0.
Jon Didymus - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/13 with Rich
ianto - 2013
Kevster - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Tony Johnson
tonevert - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Kevin Faux
PAJames - 2012
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Trevor
Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2011
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/10 with Alex
immense! arms gave out seconding main pitch, most knackering route i have EVER been on!
AlexD - AltLd dog - 25/Oct/10 with Sophie
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/10
colkurtz - 2nd - Jul/10 with Robb
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/10
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Tom Thorne
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/10
Hidden - 2010
Wow! Amazing, the most mental second I have ever done!! Can't believe it used to be a HVS??!!
Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Uber Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09
Bern - 2nd - 09/Aug/09 with Andy Mos
First E2! Total epic when John fell off and learned to prussik alone in the void, the waves to loud for communicating, the rope over my leg. Lost the first few pages of my guidebook to the sea. Nearly went horribly wrong at the start, as I neglected to swing as I abseiled in, but managed to knot the end of the rope and throw it improbably into a crack to pull myself over to the belay...
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with John Scarrott
stunning, i'd forgotten just how dam good this is. Think we did a bit of variation by stepping out right into a corner system between mars and melpomene. Have to check the cc guide.
feilx - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/09 with Crazy Tom
Hidden - 2009
paulh1967 - 2009
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08
Led big P2. What a beast of a route!
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Simon Chandler
Can't believe this was ever HVS or E1 - utterly terrifying and sustained moves up an overhanging groove, fortunately with a few hands off rests as you go. Even the approach abseil and traverse are scary! Good though.....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Emily
Rob Kennard - 2007
dan gibson - 2006
Bern - 2006
brian watson - Lead dog - 2006 with scott titt
feilx - 2005
Outrageous, must lead one day!!!
timharrison - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/04 with Matt Perks
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/03
strapless - 2nd - May/03 with Paul Smart
craig h - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Paul Bentley
JasonG - Lead O/S - 2003 with Mal Dickson
Ian JL - 2nd O/S - Jun/01 with Duncan Henderson
westaway - Lead O/S - 2001
Marti999 - Lead - 2000
Ian Jones - Solo O/S - 2000 with Karen Ghiselli
WB - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/99 with Guy
Fantastic **** classic.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jun/98 with Karen Ghiselli
tradguy - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/96 with Robin Mazinke
Marti999 - 2nd O/S - Aug/96 with kev
Hidden - Apr/95
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/94
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/94
What a struggle for an E1 5a. Guidebook swallowed up by the sea!
Jon Didymus - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/94 with Rongor, Marcus
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1994
E1 in those days, lost a number of wires on abseil
Okecroak - Lead - 30/Aug/93 with J. Homewood
Okecroak - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/93 with G Scott
Went to pieces
OMSKB - Lead - 04/May/93 with Richard Winfield
kp64zl - AltLd O/S - Feb/92 with Jason M
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 10/Jul/91 with Joe
steve taylor - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/89 with Ket
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/88
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1987
1 rest point
Nigel Coe - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/86 with Brian Wyvill
RichardMc - 2nd - 21/Jun/86 with Steve Gould
Hidden - Lead - 1985
Hidden - Lead - 1985
Hidden - Lead - 1981
When graded HVS
Nigel Coe - Lead - 06/Jul/80 with Steve Portnoi
THis was the second ascent - according to Richard Crewe (and was HVS in those days).
Falko - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Howard Lancashire
Falko - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/75 with Howard Lancashire