Darius*** E2 5c
[Darius, 3 kb]50m.

Rockfax Description
A gem of a route, but like all gems rather polished - a sign of its allure as one of the best E2s in the country. The route is best done in one pitch, but can be split either at the large break at 20m or right of the flake almost in line with the Debauchery stance (in Perseus). Start below the prominent groove. Climb the groove to a ledge below the bulge (optional stance to reduce rope drag higher up). Pull through the bulge on the left and follow the crack above until a step right gains another crack. Continue past Debauchery into another groove on the left. Continue up the flake above to a position below the big old bolt. Pass this leftwards via a wonderful manoeuvre and finish up a steep groove to the top. Alternatively climb past the bolt at a polished E3 6a. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Pete Livesey in 1974. FA. Oliver Woolcock, Clive Rowland, Paul Nunn 1963. The current bolt was placed by Chris Craggs, nearly 20 years ago!

Ticklists: Extreme Rock, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, The High Tor Top Ten, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, World Graded List, Peak Rock/10/White Life, Ultimate E2 ticklist.

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This climb is in 363 logbooks, and on 79 wishlists.

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Dan Metcalfe

What a great climb, really meaty, full 50m and challenging and absorbing from the 1st to the last.
manwithacam - 2nd - 03/Oct/15 with Mark

Polished. Finished right. One rest.
C May - 2nd dog - 06/Sep/15 with Tim

A minefield of polished holds. Was going ok until I stepped on one trying to reverse to the bolt from the blank, gearless, holdless void out left. Thanks for that, rockfax (cheers for the bolt though, Chris C!). 5c my arse. Fell about 10m onto the bolt, which held. Got back up, licked some of the blood off my fingers, and after a lot of feeling around found a much more sensible finish just to the right. This may have been E2, 5c and 3* once, but I don't think it's any of those today. It felt dangerous all the way. A good one to second.
Longsufferingropeholder - Lead - 06/Sep/15 with C May

I made it as far as the flake about 1/3 of the way up before my foot slipped on the polish. Pleased to make it through the lower overhang which looked incredibly intimidating from below.
Andrew Sloan - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/15 with Martin Haworth

Pumpy and sustained the whole way up, found it hard. The top was really reachy for me but lower down was generally just pumpy! Good lead Ed (1.5 hours later)!
Dawn_K_B - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Ed Teale

'Cleanish'. Lead as a one'er, pretty terrified most of the way up it and spent far too long! Not sure if I went the correct way at the top... went to the right of the bolt, up and then traversed back left above it with a cheeky foot on the bolt to get my head together... Great line, psyched to lead it again and maybe enjoy it a bit more next time!
mrteale - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Dawn_K_B

One of the best routes I have ever done!
Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Gibbon

Note to self, do not use destroyed shoes. The rubber started coming off near the top, managed the crux, came off going for the last jug of the climb... :-(
Alkis - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/15 with Oliver Ross

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15

Hard sustained climbing for the whole 50m. The 5c moves at the top were just too much for me. Great lead from Charlie.
Jim Slater - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/15 with Charlie

Tried to do in single pitch but rope drag and the fact I had no gear left dictated I belay at the bolt and treads. Did E3 finish.
ian d f - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Michael P

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Ian Faulkner, Steve Robinson

Intended to do as one pich never worked out that way
Andy Peak 1 - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/15

Split in 2 I did first pitch until opposite debauchery stance, 5b
bwestwood - AltLd - 05/Jun/15 with pete sargeant

pie_eater_pete - 05/Jun/15

4 stars. Intense.
theomoore - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Roisin

Wow. What a route. Michal led it all in one, which is 50m of very sustained climbing at the grade. I just managed it clean on second. Would love to lead, would need to work on fitness/stamina more than anything. Or break it up into two pitches.
andyjirvin - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15

Pumped out gaining the final groove, now eager for round 2! For those wanting to one pitch it (and belay a second) , it's just possible on 60m doubles but you'll want a 5m+ of tat for an anchor on the tree. I had 4m cordlett for the abb and made it to the ground with 6" to spare (on stretch).
Mike505 - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/15

Really cool route! Found the crux to be right at the top which wasn't helpful as I was knackered at that point. Some really good rests though, basically hands off at a few points.
Jack93 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Jim Hulbert

dominic lee - 2nd - 25/Apr/15 with Sam Hamer

Joris.Roulleau - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Dan Metcalfe

This route been high on tick list since crossing it whilst on Debauchery last year, what a line, what a long pitch. Wasn't quite expecting the first crux lower down. The top crux sure is tricky even with beta (thanks Alan). Stunning weather, a top day with a lead of M1 and second of Skylight. Psyched.
manwithacam - Lead β - 18/Apr/15 with Joris

Stoney Boy - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/15 with Nick Conway

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

jcw - 2015

rocksol - 2015

phil64 - 2015

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/14

Been putting this off for about two years, and still only just got up it clean. Pretty sure I was going to come off the top crux move. Probably E3, quite a few 5c moves, but plenty of rests and gear, crux right at the top. Great route.
Brannock - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/14

In drizzle. Probably better than LW, more interesting for sure.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/14 with paul

Still can't get the move but the route to their is great and the 2 fall are exciting
Dave Almond - AltLd dnf - 31/Aug/14 with Dave Garry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Aug/14

Great to do this again.. In a oner this time. Still couldn't reach the tree with 60's
bigdrew - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/14 with Eve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14

Brilliant but probably E3.
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 16/Jul/14 with Stadders

Well its been a long time coming, finally got on this route on a windy and threatening to rain Wednesday evening after work. Chris led the first pitch up to the thread belay stance that debauchery crosses, he did a great job and held it together when 3 nuts plummeted towards my head and the rest he caught as they slid off my oval biner,climbing to the belay stance with a mouth full of nuts was pretty inspiring although sounds dodgy! I climbed up to Chris with all the world on my shoulders from a tough few weeks at work and the pressure of Yosemite and climbing El Cap looming ever closer! I could feel my climbing was not its usual self by a any means, I struggled with a couple of moves and found it awkward to see the fut placements near the crux of the first pitch in the darkness from the threatening clouds as small drops of rain started to hit my face. Reaching the belay I know that this is going to be the hardest lead ever for me in this state, a passing joke,yet with some seriousness to Chris that im not sure i will be able to climb this today was met with the words of "well i'm sure as hell not going to" So press on i must with the fear still fresh in my mind from climbing the deathtrap E3 at Craig Arthur the week before. I nervously move on upwards and eventually after passing the thread i start slipping in and out of being back on form. cack handedly putting a wire in before moving up to calmly unclip it and turn it to the correct position! This helped me to feel that i was getting back in the swing of things,i moved on upwards to below the bolt and thread, moving up through the jug to clip them. what an amazing place to be, high above the river and the sound of cars and bikers out for an evenings blast, I zone back in and press on.as i move across the jug that id pulled up through i realise its going to get tricky!I come to the realisation that i will need to use the small pockets in my right hand and step up on the small polished footholds to reach out to the small side pull and the cross my hands over to gain the large side pull........then nothing, where are the holds,confused i spend the best part of 10 minutes clinging on desperately looking for a hold i may have missed. Its no use, i'm pumped out of my mind and i realise that i will have to take the lob onto the bolt....years of this uber classic looming large in my mind about to fade into failure, just as my hands are about to give out the voice of my friends Jim and Geoff having just topped out on Debauchery offer me a top rope. Glancing at my watch I see its 9.45pm with very little light for chris to get up behind me,I accept the kind offer. Down the final grove comes the rope with a large hms attached clattering its way towards me, as i clip it in to my belay loop I realise the beast has beaten me but it was so worth getting on. On two days of reflection I still think its much closer to E3 than E2 and top end 5c.
jon_gill1 - AltLd dog - 09/Jul/14 with chris Lyness

All went clean this time having bean shown the way. Previosly had fallen off having gon off route on the upper flake, next time as one pich
Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/14

WillDoyle - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Mike

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with Wee man

Gutted to climb 45m then bail way above the bolt. Needless to say after the third fall I couldn't face another whipper. Still not sure if I was going far enough left from undercuts.
Jonathan Hall - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/14 with Mark Williams

Dave Almond - Lead dnf - 18/May/14 with Simon Frost

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Fingers

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with steve_yo

Dan-Cheetham - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hannes B - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13 with Danny

One move (a few metres below the bolt) was a solid 6a, but my choice of the holds/line might be wrong. The best single-pitch Peak limestone route I have ever done. Superb.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Rob G

robgixer - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/13

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Aug/13

Sorting out unfinished business from years back.
Simon Davis - Lead - 18/Aug/13 with Tim P

J.Wells - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Ima Nahumury

helenstuart - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/13 with Mike

Fell of this when I was 14, amazing to go back and do it. Couldn't remember a thing about it. Top move felt 6a
Apharri - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Jim Gayler

dan led it in 28 minutes to give himself a challenge... had led it a few times methinks
alasdair19 - 2nd - Aug/13

tonevert - 2nd - 28/Jul/13 with Kevin Faux

As one pitch. Hard E2, done easier E3s. The old bolt took another fall. Top section takes a lot of traverse left, not a move or so then up like I tried. Ran out of runners and slings to extend. Will go clean 2nd time round, nice to see some acomplished climbers struggle with the OS from comments. Makes me feel better!
Kevster - Lead dog - 27/Jul/13 with Tony Johnson

greenclimb - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with Sarah

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/13

flippin amazin! best route for a while.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 12/Jun/13 with oli

shark - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Guy Van Gruenning

predictably fell from top, panic forced me into making the move off the dirt crimp rather than moving one more move left into jugs, big fall onto bolt/thread. Truly gutted. Best route of the year so far
GuyVG - Lead dnf - 09/Jun/13 with Shark

Enjoyed returning to this 5 years since falling of it and having a bit more in the pot.
Ian Broome - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with petellis

petellis - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/13 with Broomy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Combination of rope drag and lack of fitness, will split into two pitches next time
Gambit - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13 with Josh

nickdonohue - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Ian Bryant

shark - Lead rpt - 02/May/13 with Stefan Gallagher

buzby78 - Lead - 23/Apr/13 with McGeek

Hidden - 06/Apr/13

captain - 2013

Nick Sillem - 2013

ianto - 2013

ejected - Lead O/S - 2013

Did this 2 or 3 times .. remember the black tat hanging from the bolt !!
Tony Kartawick - 2013

One of the best routes in the country
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead O/S - 2013 with Katy Whittaker

Loads of rests not too hard
mwatson - 2nd rpt - 11/Nov/12

Absolutely ace. Amazing pocketed rock. Nice that it felt easy too. Crux is right at the top, after the thread / bolt.
JRae - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with M Watson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/12

Haydn Jones - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with pep

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/12

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2nd - 05/Sep/12 with Pete Cresswell

Finally done it :) Had fallen off from on the big undercuts just after the final crux two years ago. It takes so much effort and all-round fitness to keep going that long with that much rope out, especially if you take your time and the sun comes out. Completely exhausted at the top. Such a stunning route though.
Si dH - Lead β - 01/Jul/12 with Neil Furniss

Martin Haworth - Lead dog - 10/Jun/12 with Andy

Desperate and sustained all the way up. I led up to stance under 1st overhang (thought it was harder than 4c). A full grade harder than all the others E2s I've done over the past 2 weeks.Felt like E3 6a.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/12 with Martin Haworth

Neil led as two pitches. This felt like top level E2. If led as one pitch it would be extremely hard indeed.
stuaart - 2nd - 06/May/12 with Neil Redgrave

Howard Lawledge - 2nd - May/12 with Malc

Did 1st pitch of Debauchery then realised Darius was a much cooler line, so finished up this. Awesome route and reasonably safe. Quite a long effort to lead a 50m routes after so much 8m grit.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Ben Kelsey, Remus

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/12

Amazing route, perfect rock and gear. Thin traverse at the top was a little scary though, especially as that bolt looked ancient and I'd run out draws so I would've taken quite a swing. Did it in one pitch which I thought made a hard E2.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Finally, cheers Sam. In one on 2 singles
Hannes B - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Sam H

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Graham Charman

Graham C - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Marti

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

Bob - 2012

Hidden - 2012

neilh - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11

Man, what a route. Got stopped in my tracks a bit above the stance. Need to be firing on all cylinders to lead this clean! Mega route - I'll be back...
robin_hackney - Lead dnf - 22/Oct/11 with Si

Very hard for me, good work to henry for making it to the top with no falls. I climbed up to the shelf to belay, and even then our ropes didn't make it to the tree. Borrowed a rope from the two other guys we shared the face with. Excellent day all round.
jayrenegade - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/11 with Henry

jamie lead to first ledge and i went to the top and got disco leg at the very top and thought i was off but managed to pull through. pumpy!
henry peter jenkins - AltLd - 16/Oct/11 with jamie standbridge

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/11

if done in 1 pitch i would have said E3. the top was hard especially with the fill weight of the ropes and lack of quickdraws. More medium nuts may have also helped!
markalmack - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with chris todd

In one pitch, truly brilliant climb, the best I've ever done?! Went left too low beneath the bolt, felt really hard climbing above a proper run out. Would get E3 in pembroke!
tatz45 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Lisa Morgan

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/11

As a single pitch. Ended up doing something strange off a mono and little crimp at the top, to the left of the bolt. Felt about 6a.
richardr - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/11

gforce - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Emma

Tried this in the 80s, got nowhere. This time I fell off the crux, so some improvement, I guess...
robinsi197 - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/11 with Nick

Brannock - 2nd β - 29/Jul/11

Split the pitch at the threads, (On the easy ground which Debauchery passes over about 3M below where the guide suggested) Found the first pitch really pumpy and oddly the second pitch felt ok, As always with high tor, amazing moves in a amazing position.
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Matt Fry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11

split into two pitches
gregoritos - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Adam Long

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/11

Done in one pitch. Never desperate but quite tricky in places.
Diggler - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Calder

Calder - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

Another minor epic with Si. Needed to deliver extra gear twice (take more QD's than you expect). You need to make the most of the available rests or the top moves will shut you down!
robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Si

Marcus - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011

GeoffG - 2011

Pumpy in the middle section.
kingholmesy - 2011 with Andy S & Dominic O

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Dave Parton - 2011

Ben C - 2011

phil64 - 2011

thebigfriendlymoose - 2011

thebigfriendlymoose - 2011

HamishD - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10 with John Brannock

With Hammish D, had 50m ropes so a bit of simul climbing, then it started ranning.
Brannock - 2nd dog - 15/Oct/10

barni - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/10 with luke, Liam fleming

Luke Brooks - 2nd - 14/Oct/10 with Liam, Barni

Very good route though a bit overhyped. Felt bold with only(!) 14 runners.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Mike

Great route but felt much more like E3 5c to me, especially when done as one long pitch on 50m ropes! (Doh) Em had to start climbing while I finished up the steep groove with terrible rope drag. Took about 90 minutes to lead it, had to be very creative with gear but enjoyed the experience.....lots of cruxes, toughest ones at the top....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Emily

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Charlie Mackie

Had to second in the total dark, feeling my way up. Pretty happy i only came off at the crux and another place near the top
CharlieMack - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/10 with Rik Battye

nai - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with James Turnbull

Didnt have ths strength left to make the last couple of pulls to jugs and had to fall off from the big undercuts after the cross-hands move - the rope weighed a tonne. Old bolt did its job. Bit gutted, but pleased with attempt and what a route - amazing. Possibly the best pitch of climbing Ive ever been on.
Si dH - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10

drcorbasisgod - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with David Gilling

alaan - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10

pabbage - 2nd - 28/Jun/10

Fantastic, the best single pitch route I've done to date. Have been wanting to do this for over a year. Did it in one withering pitch, lots of rests though which I took full advantage of, so it took me an hour and 50 minutes to climb it! Tom took an hour to second, which made me feel a bit less of a slow coach. :-) Used about 20 runners, which is a new record for a single pitch. Should go back and do the direct finish.
Misha - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Tom

bigie bob - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Nice to come back and lead this one, great route
lukehunt - Lead rpt - 2010 with Sam Dewhurst

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

mwatson - Lead O/S - 2010

Split into 3 pitches. I lead the 1st and 3rd, downclimbing from the second stance to include the harder climbing otherwise missed. Great route!
Matt Fry - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Tim Ashcroft

Split into 3 pitches, mainly cos I was so done in. Had to rest on gear twice. Matt lead through and climbed second pitch (top) very smoothly.
thrutch - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with Matt

morganator - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with andrew porter, michael porter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/09

melonmike - 2nd - 29/Aug/09

Nails hard!
david morse - Lead β - 28/Aug/09 with mikey R

finally broken - this monster was just too much - can't wait to get back on it...
Ed Babs - Lead dog - 28/Aug/09 with Mike Hawkins

UKC Logbooks - 2nd - 16/Aug/09 with Harry Hotshot

middlevern - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/09 with Mike Blood

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Tuffty Nick

tuftynick - Lead rpt - 23/May/09 with tom briggs

metal arms - Lead dog - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/08 with James Parrot

andi turner - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Mark Sharratt

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Jul/08

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08 with Jon Winter

datoon - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with MJ

philhilo - Lead O/S - Jun/08

bfreeman - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Rob G

alaan - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Broom

Few rests, struggled on this after 2nd ing supersonic, have to return when fresh!
Ian Broome - Lead dog - 31/May/08 with Al

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 19/May/08 with Andy Nicholson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/08

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 15/May/08 with UKC Nicos

Nicos - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with andrew sutton

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Steve Aherne

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 02/May/08 with Tom Everett

really hard
tom.e - 2nd dog - 02/May/08 with Pete

Went right at the bolt. Not much harder at all it seems.
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt

Best route on the best bit of rock in the country. Will be back to lead this one very soon!
lukehunt - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Ian Jackson

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

tuftynick - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07

Russell Birkett - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Tim Whitaker

shark - Lead - 28/Jul/07 with John Codling

Brown - 2nd β - 10/Jul/07 with Tom Walker

that thing goes on! ran out of draws, had to take shoes off mid-route, sun just got too much not to mention the routes sustained nature. backed off about 2/3 height. brilliant climbing which demands a return match.
ksjs - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/07 with sarah

Really good poss E3 though.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with tom rockcity

v.jester - Lead dog - Jun/07 with alex

tom.e - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/07 with Danny

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Alex Cannon

feilx - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Dan Barbour

dannyboy83 - 2nd - Apr/07 with Felix Coxwell

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

willackers - Lead O/S - 2007 with Tom Mills

Toby Dunn - 2007

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2007

soph - Lead O/S - 2007 with Andy Hutch

Unseconded, very hairy two-stage abseil to retrieve gear!
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

Clean this time round
cem - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/06 with Graham Dolman

Made it as far as the Debauchery stance level last year before running out of daylight and gear. Fine this time but a Long Mission.
Ram MkiV - Lead - 24/Aug/06 with Alex

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Adam Lincoln - Lead - 2005

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Epic, had to prussic crux
climbtim - 2nd - 06/Jun/04

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2004 with Clare Wilkie

haydng - Lead O/S - 2004 with Rob, Rachel

Dave Bond - Lead - 17/Sep/03 with Rich Hatton

Strayed onto & fell off the 6a variation finish
cem - Lead dog - 07/Jun/03 with Graham Dolman

Did it clean this time - phew - but bloody hard!
nickdonohue - Lead - 2002 with Joe Brown

skygodley - Lead O/S - 12/May/01 with SarahM

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/01

Did the direct finish at the top.
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2001 with Phil Simister

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

ellis - Lead O/S - 2001 with Simon Witcher

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2001 with D. Body

Hard finishing moves. One of the best routes I've done. First E2 lead after a long break.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/00 with Harry...?

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/00

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/00

nige - 2nd - Jun/00 with dave parton

Steve Bell - 2000

ian caton - Lead O/S - 2000 with Matt

philb - 2nd - 2000

Tim M - 2000

Andy Edgar - 2000

In one long pitch.
kristian - Lead O/S - 2000 with Donald King

WB - Lead O/S - Jul/99 with Julian

Rob Kennard - 1999

ColdAndWet - Lead - 1999

I led top pitch; fell on crux but then reclimbed differently
nickdonohue - AltLd dog - 08/Aug/98 with Caley Latham

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/98

sadams - 2nd - 22/Mar/98 with Pete Bukowski

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/97

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/97

Dave Rumney - 06/Jul/97 with Sean Roberts

Simon lead this, took a big fall, and took him 3 hours,
CrashMat Rob - 2nd - 20/Apr/97 with Simon, Karen

phardman - 1997

Hidden - Lead β - 1997

finished direct (E3 6a)
andyblain - Lead O/S - Jul/96

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/96

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/96 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/96 with mik

NeilGriffiths - Lead O/S - 1996 with Phil

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 07/Aug/95 with Nick Ashton

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/95

tapley - 2nd - Jul/95

Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe

steve taylor - 1995

D Tempest - 2nd - 04/Sep/94 with Rick

NickJH - Aug/94

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/94 with lola gunn

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/94

OMSKB - AltLd - 1994 with Richard Winfield

marcoleptic - 2nd - 1994 with Lee

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/May/93

rob.grafton - Lead - 09/May/93 with Bruce

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/93

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/93

Hidden - 2nd - 1993

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 01/Nov/92 with Ted Lister

Roget - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/92 with jon

Awesome route, long, involved, scary, just get on it
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/92 with Tim

tlr - AltLd - 28/Jul/92 with Cal

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/92

whispering nic - Lead - 21/Jul/91 with Graham Iles

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Apr/90

NickJH - Lead dnf - Apr/90 with J Airey, I Smith, D Townsend

Hidden - 1990

Pete Ogden - Lead - 1990

scree - May/89

Neil R - 2nd - 28/Apr/89 with Ian

Rich Kirby - Lead - 1989 with Will (S. Williamson)

Hidden - 1989

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/88

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/88

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1988

Johnny Baker - 1988 with Dave Webster

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/87

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/87

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/87

I led the 4c pitch.
eroica64 - 2nd - 12/Apr/87 with Ray Hancock

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1987 with Stella Adams

Steve cruised it, I did not !!
rogerskews - 2nd - 1987 with Steve Walker

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/86

keefe - 26/Jun/86 with Johnny Adams

Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/86

Billg - Lead O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Derek Furze - 1986

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/85

According to Dave: ...You took a 40 foot lob trying the direct finish. You then led normal finish. I then took a ground fall / jump off Bastille when the peg snapped. Someone then committed suicide off top of crag.....
shark - Lead - 24/Jun/85 with Dave Marsh

sadams - 2nd - 08/Jun/85 with Kevin Edwards

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 09/Apr/85 with Dave Bartle

andy gittins - 1985

shark - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/84 with Phill Dickens

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/84

GordonHart - 2nd O/S - Sep/84

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/84

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 01/Jun/84 with Mike Dawes

jonathan shepherd - Lead O/S - Aug/83

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis

Done this climb several times (at least 3 or 4) find it quite easy, it must suit my climbing style and build.
Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Derek Shaw

TonyF - 1983

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/82 with Al Stewart

Had seconded the pitch in July 1980
Andy Stephenson - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/82

andybirtwistle - 2nd - 26/Jun/82 with Ian Kyle

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 06/Jun/82 with Charlie Leverton

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 08/May/82 with Ian Milne

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/82 with Irish George

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/82 with Andy W

KRB - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/81 with Neil Gregory

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/81

Mark Kemball - Lead - 10/May/81 with Paul Clark

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981 with Derek Hersey

Chris Terrey - 2nd - 1981 with Mike Morrison

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980 with Jim Rubery

Marcus - 1980

Marcus - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

Climbed free but it was graded A3 in the latest guide we had at the time! A memorable experience.
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 17/Oct/76 with Jim Worthington

Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/76

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jan/76

Hidden - 1976

Falko - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/75 with Bill Briggs

Well, at the time I lead this (an early ascent) there was still one bolt for resting/aid high up and I used it - but seconded it free several years later. A magnificent pitch either way.
petemeads - Lead O/S - 1975

Hidden - 1973

First time seconded the crux pitch which partner failed to lead clean. Second time lead all pitches. Climbed many times over the years
uphillnow - Lead - 1970

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