An exciting trip across the boulders courtesy of a spring tide and the remnants of bertha, 'hey sonia -surfs up!'. First pitch fine, missed the 5a. Second pitch a cruise, until the 'arm blowing crack', got a leg in the crack for a near no arms rest - needed it. Loads of pro. Nat cruised it and Sonia was throwing in some moves while Elvis here was busy thrutching.mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14 with nat, Sonia
Wow, great fun getting to the route - and wow what a route! Terrifying but brilliant. What a great lead - thanks Mike :)
sonic46 - 2nd - 15/Aug/14 with Nat, Mike H
nige pacer - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/14 with Mike Lea
did as 3 pitches, led all of them. great route.
islandlynx - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Amy
funsized - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Fi
mc fifi - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Jonathan Pearson
Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/13
will moy - 14/Oct/13
will moy - 14/Oct/13 with paul taylor
Lead P2, awesome route
paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/13 with Will I Am
mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Rich Rogers
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/13
Hidden - 2013
ianto - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Led P2 this time. Needed a rest when I dislodged an old bird's nest into my face. Great route.
Dave Mahon - AltLd - Oct/12 with Brian Mead
Led as one pitch
Kirill - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12
nickdonohue - Lead - Sep/12 with Ian Bryant
Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/12
Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with pep
Ian JL - 2012
Kevster - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11
Led P1, interesting and committing traverse to left at top. Holds are in abundance, hope they don't snap off... P2 is pumpy but loads of gear and holds.
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - Oct/11 with Matt Jackson
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Alan Blanchflower
Led P2. Whoa! "Arm blowing" cracks indeed! After repeated tries and downclimbs to the rest ledge, finally got to the top, totally pumped.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Julian Prieto
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11
norb - 2nd - Jun/11
halfwaythere - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/11
Lead the first pitch ok, made a mess of the second pitch and rested on gear before struggling up the "arm-blowing cracks".
Rich K - Lead dog - 23/Jan/11 with Wayne Cheung
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/10
feilx - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Heather
Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Floris
Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10
cem - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10
Superb intimidating route. Soft for the grade though and loads of gear. Low tide is best for approach to avoid a paddle
PaulW - Lead - Sep/10
Led first pitch. Second pitch seems more 'full on' despite having an easier technical grade. Fabulous climb.
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Louisa
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/09
R led first pitch, i led the second. First pitch has a cute exposed move to exit the groove and pull around the arete to the belay. Exciting second pitch on good holds, fantastic positions, bit 'goey' for about 6m. One of my all time favourite HVS's.
LoopyLou - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Roslyn
Ceridwen - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/09 with Sophie Nunn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/09
Wow, what a route!
Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Andy Mosienko
lead pitch 2 - stunning
uncontrollable - AltLd β - 09/Aug/09 with stewart, bob
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09
mark89 - AltLd - 17/Jun/09
Lead first pitch. Great route.
Must lead second pitch
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Iain Moodie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Feb/09
Hidden - 2009
Bern - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Sue Hazel
Lead 2nd pitch. Quite scary once you step round out of the corner. Sustained. Mike lead 1st pitch.
Rollo - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Mike
Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08
Jane Weir - AltLd - 27/Sep/08 with Rich
Superb and not as strenuous as expected. Some cunning rests can be found.
maresia - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Rob Scheichl
Pulled off a hold, smashed my head in, fell off, bled all over the place, 6 stitches!
Lovely route though.
steve taylor - AltLd dnf - 13/Sep/08 with Scott Titt
Led P2. Great pitch..
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Simon Chandler
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/08
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Lee Mercer
Took the steep and juggy top pitch - plenty of holds and plenty of gear
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Ed Babington
mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07
Dave led the first pitch (5b), I did the second, which should have been 5a. Managed to go off route near the top - probably no harder technically but loose and scary !
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 15/Sep/07 with Dave T
Never 5b to step around arete (5a if that), but perhaps 5b deserved for the steep finale. Some brilliant 3D climbing on P2 would've been much harder if it wasn't for the insitu threads. You can't question any of its' 3 stars.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Ned
Rob Kennard - 2007
chrisbevins - 2007
Fantastic Route. 5b move under the roof feels exposed and insecure but is over in no time. Top pitch is the best I've done - steep corner on big holds then arm blowing cracks to the top.
mutt - 05/Nov/06 with Naomi Moran
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with AJ
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/06
Hidden - 2006
Marti999 - AltLd - 2006
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 2006 with scott titt
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/05
bigie bob - Lead O/S - Jul/05
Boxy - 2nd - 19/Feb/05 with Vince
feilx - 2005
Hidden - 2004
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/03
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 2003
Hidden - AltLd dog - 2003
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
WB - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/98 with Guy
kp64zl - 2nd - Oct/97 with Roland, Roger
Fell off on second pitch, catching my belayer (Graham) unawares. He ended up with rope burns
cem - 2nd dog - Sep/96 with Neil Peck, Graham Dolman
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1995 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden - Lead - 1994
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 26/Sep/93 with Joe
kp64zl - Lead - Jan/92 with Matt H
jasper11 - 1990
steve taylor - AltLd - Aug/88 with Martin Stansbury
Dave Musgrove - 22/Feb/86
GuyM - 1985
Nigel Coe - 09/Sep/81 with Tim Dunsby
Nigel Coe - Lead - 07/Dec/80 with John Walmsley
2nd ascent and first free ascent (dispensed with 1 aid peg) - Richard Crewe present to confirm.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 04/Jan/75 with Howard Lancashire