Debauchery*** E1 5b
[Debauchery - above crux, 2 kb]45m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
One of top ten E1s in the country, it can be forgiven for the odd bit of polish here and there. The route crosses some remarkable ground with hidden jugs, ample protection and bags of exposure. Back up any old gear that you come across.

1) 5b, 21m. Traverse left from the base of Original Route, moving up to a peg. Keep going up left to 2 cracks (on Darius); this can be done high or low with no change in grade. Move left again below the bulge then pull over to the famous stance.
2) 5b, 24m. Leave the stance via the left-hand crack to a peg. Make an awkward rising traverse leftwards (pegs) to easier ground below the break. Keep traversing horizontally left (more pegs) until you can pull up to a tree. © ROCKFAX

FFA. Pete Livesey, John Sheard 1967. FA. Chris Jackson, John Atkinson (some aid) 1965.

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Photo: Debauchery - above crux © steveb2006
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Always a pleasure and always a challenge. LOVE IT! Dylan led the first pitch and i led the second,must get around to doing it the other way one day!
jon_gill1 - AltLd rpt - 27/Sep/15 with Dylan, Louise Kennedy

Led p1 this time
Duncan Campbell - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/15 with Brannock

Pitch 2
Brannock - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/15

Lead P1
Brannock - Lead rpt - 15/Aug/15

efrance24234 - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/15 with Mike

Difficulty in out finding on pitch 2.
Neil R - AltLd dog - 09/Aug/15 with Josh

Martin Haworth - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/15 with Andy

Led second pitch, found it tough today.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/15 with Martin Haworth

Nice P1. Second didn't want to do the traverse so did a really complicated abseil off :(
adam 24 - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/15

Chris_barr - Lead rpt - 04/Aug/15

Lead P2. First E grade on lead! (Looning doesn't count)
SamN - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Jim Hulbert

Led P1, the pitch I hadn't done before. I reckon its the harder one. Sam led P2, his first E1 lead, great effort with some good value freaking out in there too!
spidermonkey09 - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/15 with Sam Nixon-Eckersall

Led pitch 1, Ollie led pitch 2.
Alkis - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Oliver Ross

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/15

fifth - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Gav

A real adventure. The difficulty is in the route finding and it is so easy to go off route which I did on both pitches. Had to lower off and restart both pitches after climbing onto harder ground. Looks like I'd started veering onto pitch 4 of Fantasia on pitch 2 and actually finished up Robert Brown. Really hot day and feet absolutely killing me. Not the successful ascent I'd hoped for but a real adventure which would be fun to return to. It'd be nice to climb pitch 2 properly. As a post script: finished up with a blister the size of a gobstopper on my heel after this. Put me out of action for almost 2 weeks!
gavinpeach - Lead - 30/Jun/15 with Scott

ned_85 - AltLd - 27/Jun/15 with Sean Chu

Second pitch, felt like a sport route placed one nut and just clipped the pegs!
Senna - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Ned

Lead P1
KittyKat - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Mark

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Steve Robinson, Michael P

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

P1 went high. Thought pitch 2 had a few hard bits, setting off from belay, then a really hard move up a crack that peters out after some flaky side pulls, and finally traversing under roof. Phew. Shit gear and loose rock throughout, thought second pitch was pretty tough for the grade, but the real crux is just the route finding itself!
dr_botnik - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/15 with Phil Taylor

Actually considered praying to jesus at one point and that means something coming from a life long fan of satan
the power - AltLd - 24/Jun/15 with rob

Had a bit of an epic considering this shouldn't really be that hard for me. Went way to high on pitch one and ended up doing the crux of an E3. Then had to reverse almost 10 metres of the route to retrieve gear from of route before continuing along the correct route. As a result it took far to long and we had to ab of in the dark. 2nd pitch was fine although I found myself relying largely on pegs in places.
BillyRidal - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15

Lead P2. An itch that has been scratched, a route that I've wanted to do for ages and my first taste of the main high tor face. Great.
mapperley samurai - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Lewis Holmes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15

Great positions. E for fear factor! One hard move pitch one. Steady but sustained pitch 2
rurp - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Mark

Super climb. Good route finding seems to be the key as it would be quite easy to stray onto harder ground.
Neal Jobling - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Bryan61

2nd pitch
bwestwood - AltLd - 05/Jun/15 with pete sargeant

pie_eater_pete - 05/Jun/15

P1. Jugs all the way.
theomoore - AltLd O/S - 30/May/15 with Roisin

Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/15

Very nice route, though route-finding on second pitch is a bit tricky. There are some slightly more difficult moves on the second pitch, but overall found the first pitch to be more enjoyable (and had better rock).
andyjirvin - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15

Classic stuff; found route finding a challenge!
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Anne Gumbley

Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 16/May/15 with Mark Fairbank

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 10/May/15 with Tom Doldon

felt so good to get back on this for a rematch after having my arse handed to me last time. could really enjoy it this time especially p1 moves leading up and across darius, truly an awesome sequence. Michael cruised p2 and thankfully this time after falling at the crux several times on lead last time it flowed nicely for me. Top section movibg up and left before the final traverse still felt pumpy and hard! Probably the crux in my opinion but every one is different :)
jmills94 - AltLd rpt - 26/Apr/15 with michael

Lead P2 after Joe saw to some unfinished business on P1
Mike505 - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/15 with jmills94

Lead the first pitch.
Jack93 - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Jim Hulbert

P2. Lovely climbing, didn't feel too hard for E1 but definitely not HVS either.
spidermonkey09 - AltLd - 25/Apr/15 with Jack Knight

Well that was good! Thankfully the jugs keep coming.. Brilliant moves on both pitches though found crossing the groove on P2 much harder than anything on the first. Great stuff.
BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/15 with Matt

Fantastic climbing, seconded both pitches
Matt_C9716 - 2nd - 22/Apr/15 with Bram

jcw - 2015

rocksol - 2015

phil64 - Lead - 2015

Slipped from traverse on pitch 2.
georgenvk - 2nd dog - 19/Oct/14 with Peter Milner

barrowclough - AltLd β - 01/Oct/14 with Jordan, Spod

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 28/Sep/14 with Ted Lister

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/14

Led Pitch 1
Brannock - AltLd - 27/Sep/14

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Alison Cairns

Hannes B - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/14 with Neil C

Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14 with paul

littleluke - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Led both pitches. Last route of the day. Was hoping for a cruise but found it pretty challenging. Route finding was a challenge but that's part of the fun of this sort of thing. Ended as the sun set and felt relieved to pull up the last easy section to the tree belay.
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Gary Kitchen

got piss wet through on Darius after this, short day out.
papashango - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Elliot

Shawty - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Conor

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Aug/14

Onsighted P1 after having a word with myself before traversing in the crack of Darius. Backed off P2
hipyhop - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/14 with cheque

ldadams - AltLd O/S - Aug/14 with Ben Williams

sian88 - AltLd O/S - Aug/14

A great climb on a warm evening out :-) Led P1. Can't remember if the last two times I went high or low to get into Darius, this time went high and this provided the crux for this pitch. On P2 the crux was moving across Lyme Cryme, didn't remember that being tricky but it's been 4 years since I last did it. Should go in one 60m pitch if belaying from the top of the approach scramble.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Ed

Great evening after work, no-one else at the crag. Led P2, thought provoking stepping across Robert Brown, terrific sustained route. May have seconded this ca. 9 years ago, but I'm giving myself the onsight.
eduardo - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Misha

manwithacam - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with Joris

lead first pitch
Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Dan Metcalfe

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/14

Chriswallis2 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Ally Robertson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14

Gripping traverse, positive holds are there when you think you have ran out of them.
Palindrome - 2nd - 12/Jul/14

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14

Mind-blowing exposure! Brilliant fun!
grrrrrrrh - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Jim Braithwaite

Again second pich still briillyant
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 09/Jul/14

what an incredible route but not in good style from me! first pitch i couldnt see any of the amazing holds leading up and left so swapped leads with my tail between my legs. started the second pitch and after a fair while at the crux and a couple of slips was exhausted and unable to read the sequence. followed this pitch and went too high on the crux across the grove (peg should be at chest height) but still found a couple of the moves very taxing higher up and for me felt hard for e1. Not a good day for me at all but i will be back!! incredible crag and an amazing route.
jmills94 - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Neil McCallister

jimbraithwaite - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

P 1 for me
the power - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/14 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/14

Lead P2 this time.
leon - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/14 with Tom Doldon

benw681 - Jul/14

a beautiful line that i could reclimb again and again!
jon_gill1 - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with chris warby, ross garfoot

First pitch
WillDoyle - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Mike

Led P2 - great climbing though pretty awkward in places! Not as good as Sirplum though!
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Brannock

Led first pitch, Swear I go a different way every time on this
Brannock - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/14

Matt Shepherd - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/May/14

felt v. straight forward, even with a wet P2
ashtond6 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with gwen lancashire

Dave Almond - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Simon Frost

frost - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with D Almond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

GrantB - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with ally smith

Mark Pitch 1, Me Pitch 2. Good technical climbing, found it hard to commit to a few moves on the second pitch but once I did they went quite easily. Feel a bit annoyed at being such a wimp.
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Mark Philipson

Tricky route finding. Delicate moves but all there. Pro ok with pegs and in situ threads.
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 16/May/14 with Matt Payne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

greglad - May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Greg Cunningham

P1, cold.
GuyVG - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14 with Tom Ripley

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

richardashe - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Mark Jackson

mjackson - AltLd - 2014 with richardashe

Dave Almond - 2014 with Simon Frost

mike mo - 2014

James Thacker - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 17/Dec/13

admackie - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with alec

Did first pitch.
simon1965 - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/13

robgixer - AltLd - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13 with Gill, Sarah

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/13

Couldn't do the crux move on pitch two, fell off, lowered off, did many abseils of shame to get the remaining gear back! Bad times! =o(
Mr. K - 2nd dnf - 18/Aug/13 with James Oswald

Simon Davis - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Tim P

Lead both pitches, faffy abseiling from Kyle to retrieve gear. Good route.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Kyle Wood

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/13

I lead P1 brilliant - got a bit lost doing first part of climb - doing slightly crazed move on small pockets across slab before noticing the polished route below that everyone else seems to have taken - always making life hard for myself.
helenstuart - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Mike

cathymiller - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Mike Peak

In one pitch (70m ropes). Great fun.
Kevster - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Tony Johnson

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Tony Payne

Lead P1. Found the route finding OK, but move across grove was definitely perplexing. Got a bit worried on the stance that I was going to be doing the last pitch in the dark.
leon - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Alex

i got p2. outstanding route - just finished before it got dark. 2nd best e1 i've ever done
Alex@home - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/13 with leon

greenclimb - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with Sarah

cobweb - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Roger Waterworth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/13

Chris p1 and me p2
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Chris Vanderz

freudy_love - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Pete Macpherson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/13

nathanlee - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with James Turnbull

GuyVG - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with chris barr

Fell off getting lost and pulling rock off twice!
blaza1 - AltLd dog - 11/Jun/13 with Jon Wells

J.Wells - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Alex Blaza

Still excellent - my only previous ascent was 21 years ago - but more vegetated than I remember it being, and still with a couple of areas of loose rock. Having said that, sustained, absorbing climbing, never too hard, in a superb setting. Route finding is only really an issue on P1.
djones66 - AltLd β - 05/Jun/13 with Matt S

Gambit - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Josh

JFORDE - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Richard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

nickdonohue - AltLd - 25/May/13 with Ian Bryant

Joughton - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/May/13

Maddie - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with remus

Hats off to the first ascentionists! A really unlikely line that cuts its way through great territory. Fantastic route.
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Mike

top route followed mike on 2nd
goddamm7 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with mike walton

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

Hidden - 06/Apr/13

Hannes B - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Debbie B

Hidden - Apr/13

Nick Sillem - 2013

ianto - 2013

adie84 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Second pitch in the dark.
sopaz - 2nd - 03/Nov/12

Lead both pitches. Most of the dificulty was in the route finding. E1 for this alone.
Ahab - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with B.Brewer

Excellent route, unlikely line & positions.
AJM - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Tom Lambert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

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

Previously did it 11 years ago. Lead p1 this time. Took a short swing on p2 when a hold broke
cem - AltLd rpt - 19/Aug/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Led P2. Continuously interesting but with plenty of rests. P1 has nicer moves, but P2 is perhaps a touch harder. Route finding is the crux.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Charles Moreton

Great route, lead pitch 2.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Olli Crudge

Brilliant route! I lead the first pitch (easier)
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Rachel Slater

esther - AltLd - Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd β - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/12

admackie - AltLd - Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/12

Martin Haworth - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/12 with Mick r

Mick r - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/12

Led pitch 2 - great route.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Returned attempt, after abseiling off from the end of P1 weeks ago. Excellent climb with very sustained interestingness. Moves are up to 5b, IF you find right line/sequences, which I found is not so straightforward!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Simon Da

luke321 - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Tom Jagger

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 22/May/12

Abed off after P1, due to time restriction. Onsight flash up to that point.
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 19/May/12 with Simon Da

Happy birthday Paul!
Helen Gibson - Lead - 18/May/12 with Paul

Belayed in Darius on the threads instead of the big ledge. Tricky with numb fingers...
david morse - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with markalmack

markalmack - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Dave morse

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/12

Lead pitch one before finishing up Darius.
Daniel Heath - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Ben Kelsey, Remus

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/12

Lead P1 and P2. Great climbing, found P2 way harder than 1, no idea whether I took the right line though.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 26/Mar/12 with Rob Middleton, Hannah Moulton

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

Graham C - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/12 with Marti

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

Led P2
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

neilh - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - 2012

DanH9883 - Lead - 2012

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

Led P1. Totally brilliant, slightly easier than I expected but nicely exposed.
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Henry

jamie lead first pitch and i lead second.
henry peter jenkins - 16/Oct/11 with jamie standbridge

Bry - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Sarah Harrison

Led 1st pitch, great climb.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Lisa Morgan

Tim lead the first pitch. I lead the second.
Sebastien Gastaud - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Tim Selvage

tigertim - AltLd - 01/Oct/11 with Sebastien Gastaud

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

richardr - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

Lead both pitches - the crux is route finding. Went off route on p1 and tried to go up too soon on Perseus, realised it was much too thin and hard for e1 and did some scary downclimbing. Had a downpour half way along p2- fun times! Hard to knwon if you've gone the right way as pegs everywhere!
catblack - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Andy Barker

Andrew Barker - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Cat Black

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Chris Hindley

steve_yo - AltLd - 14/Aug/11 with smacks

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11

Heavy shower as I was starting 2nd pitch
robinsi197 - 2nd - 01/Aug/11 with Nick

Really good route. Great fun as a 3.
andi turner - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with Bridgwood Brothers

Jon Stewart led first pitch, I lead second, Good route.
Brannock - AltLd β - 29/Jul/11

Completed first pitch only and then top roped the upper section of Darius with the help of the team who were climbing next to us
mick1jones - 2nd dnf - 24/Jul/11 with Rich Rogers

LisaA - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Andy

Lead both pitches, seconded both pitches of Delicatessen. Had to keep reminding myself to use my feet. One sketchy move around second groove on P2, otherwise just a matter of trusting the holds will appear.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Si 2

Paul Nunn's book of lies and lines strikes agin! Traversed too high 2nd pitch and StrugGled then finished up the wrong groove- I still love using his Peak guide because of this built in misadventure and because it then told me where cratcliffe was : )
adi bryant - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Lee

JRae - AltLd - 04/Jun/11

vanderz - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11

bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 10/May/11 with Si

Led p1
Si dH - AltLd rpt - 10/May/11 with Andy

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Andy

Did first pitch; delicate but well protected. Martin went too high on second pitch despite me warning him not to; to follow the line of pitons start traversing left at the tussock of grass, don't clip the peg 10ft higher!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 22/Apr/11

Tim Brookes - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Mar/11

P1 has a perplexing step across the groove and a few strenuous moves. Lead P2 and got a little lost in places despite all the pegs. Nice atmospheric climbing.
jkarran - AltLd - 27/Mar/11 with Aly

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

smudge - 2nd - 16/Mar/11 with Will Kelsall

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

Fantastic route. Make sure your 2nd has the guide book handy while you climb.
robin_hackney - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Si

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 2011 with chung, kenney

JEP - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

pasbury - 2011

thebigfriendlymoose - 2011

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2011 with D. Body

Hidden - 2011

thebigfriendlymoose - 2011 with Stephen

Lead 2nd pitch, bit tricky to find the line (even if you are just following pegs really). Good route.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10

tigertim - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Tony Payne

Nice route, good warm up for Darius and not as polished as we feared. Nearly all the hard climbing is on the second pitch....
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Emily

awesome route
gripped01 - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Dave Tait

Got caught in downpour - quite gripping!
robw007 - AltLd β - Sep/10

Pile of wank. 3 stars? Really?
drysori - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with brannock

Brannock - 2nd - 08/Aug/10

Not onsight due to failed attempt Oct 06. However, that failure was due to being off route (basically on Robert Brown) - it now transpires for the whole of the second pitch! Led the second pitch again this time and every move was new to me :) Crux quite easy and not as bold as expected even if the old peg is crap.
Si dH - AltLd - 07/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/10

Robin Warden - AltLd - Aug/10 with rob weston

jw231 - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Al Benson

al99 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with James Whitlock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10

Led both pitches thanks to the generosity of my partner for the day. Think I went the hard way on Pitch 1 and overall did thoroughly enjoy it, despite a slight dissapointment considering it's 'classic' status (Never keen on traversing lines too much though). The situation and quality of the crag is top notch however. Abseil off is... erm 'Yosemite-esk' shall we say :-o
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10

Little B - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/10 with Rich

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/10

WB - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Guy

lead to hanging belay. ace ace ace four star
spidey - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Jimmy

Followed P1 o.k - some stiff moves over the bulge. backed off P2 - too much to lead with a hangover. Followed initial traverse on p2 o.k but fell off the crux groove into space. Got back into groove but unable to climb. The pinch/layaway hold in the grove was loose - perhaps something has fallen off. Also the peg just left off the bottom of the groove only just held my weight - don't think it would hold a fall. Finally, prussiked my way to the top of the grove and followed the route o.k - abbed off Qiute an eventful route!
Pete Nugent - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/10 with Richard Toon

twright180 - AltLd O/S - Jul/10

Tom hadn't done this route before so got on it after Darius. Original plan was for Tom to lead both pitches but couldn't be bothered to swap the belay so I got to lead the second one. This time finished the traverse all the way to the abseil tree, which was quite tricky. Last time, in April 2009, went straight up shortly after the big hole. Two hours this time including the ab.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10

Lead 2nd
chrisbussell - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Tim O'Neill

JEP - AltLd - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Nick Sillum

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Martin Cleaver - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with Dan Gibson

dan gibson - AltLd - 26/May/10 with martin cleaver

superb climb,id been bricking myself about doing it since Dave showed me the photos 2 years ago.I lead the first pitch in fine style while Dave grunt and pulled up the 2nd!
jim manchester - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Malcolm

fatblacktone - 2nd O/S - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09

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

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09 with Mike Hawkins

UKC Logbooks - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/09 with Harry Hotshot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/09

I led the first pitch. Brilliant climb.
thrutch - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Milne

led 2nd pitch, what a route.
Milne - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with tim

Led P2.
duzinga - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/09

Led P2, pretty confusing to navigate and so a bit unnerving in places. Noticed and clipped some pegs beneath my feet, not convinced I took easiest line. First class route nevertheless, lived up to the hype, both pitches brill with terrific exposure to finish. Ace finale to a good w/e on classics.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Max

lead first pitch, found it harder than previous lead of second pitch, who'd have thunk it. Route reading nightmare, hooray for the marker pegs.
GuyVG - Lead - 19/Jun/09 with Lee cooper

Sankey - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Luke

Led both pitches (a birthday present from Stephen?!).
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Stephen

gordonday - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with clive

bbangbala - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with mic_b

2nd pitch
galpinos - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Ben

Pitch 1 JW, pitch 2 MT
JGW - AltLd - May/09 with Matt Tilley

lead pitch 2, brilliant climbing on good limestone rock.
GuyVG - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/09 with Al Mason

Excellent climbing, intricate line though route finding isn't too tricky and generally good gear even without the rusty pegs - what else could one want? Finished direct up a short steep wall rather than traversing all the way to the tree - this provided an interesting top out with low gear just above a ledge. Led both pitches - 3 hours including ab down.
Misha - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

second pitch
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Kyuzo - 11/Apr/09

Andrew Barker - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Chunk

Lead first pitch in 04 but my 2nd coudn't do it so we abbed off. Loved it this time,lead 2nd pitch,fantastic.Another briliant limestone E1 in the peak.I love them.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with mick

Hidden - AltLd - 2009

Indus - AltLd O/S - 2009

jonnybull - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Virgil

Chosen as a memorable climb for Rob to do before going on his world travels. Freezing cold and dodging showers but a fantastic excursion. Last did it 28 years previously with Rob's Dad.
KRB - AltLd rpt - 27/Oct/08 with Robert Bridges

Brown - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Pete

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Stu Harth

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Sep/08

Lead P1
Paz - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/08 with TS

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

juza - 2nd - 09/Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/08

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Neil Pope

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Swain16

Mental route, properly out-there
JDSwain - 2nd - 24/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson

morganator - AltLd rpt - 10/Jun/08 with Martin Cooper

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

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

Lead both pitches - must be the best E1 in the peak
mic_b - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with Tim

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/08

I led the top pitch on a glorious sunny to remember.
jibberingwreck - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Mark

alaan - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Matt

mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Alan Royle

JPGR - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/08 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/08

Tim Steward - AltLd - 2008 with James Parrot

Hidden - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

probably one of the best climbs in the peak, a freezing day and couldn't feel my hands until i got to the top although it didn't seem too bad for E1 one a we did it in less than an hour.
roberto18 - AltLd O/S - 2008 with kevin bridges

Chris_barr - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Mike

Quite superb.
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 2008 with Adam

with Si not sure of date
alasdair19 - 2008

markpollak - 2008 with suzanne mcfadzean

Superb route best this year with out a doubt.
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Neil Griffiths

Awesome. I led first pitch - felt like 5a, albeit with much dithering trying to work out line. Dave led the harder second pitch
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 11/Sep/07 with Dave J

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/07

nige pacer - AltLd - 17/Aug/07

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with John Hall

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 27/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/07

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

Led both pitches... Again
Different Steve - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/07 with Steve Gray

led P1
ksjs - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/07 with sarah

Oceanic - Jul/07

Led both pitches - climbing never too hard but routefinding slows you down...
Different Steve - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/07 with Carol Fowles

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Jun/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with rich mansfield

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

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Felix Coxwell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Repeating my dad's route which he climbed in 1965, go on dad!! ;)
willackers - Lead O/S - 2007 with Tom Mills

seconded a while before leading.
Sidekick - Lead - 2007

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/06 with Paul Raine

We both went off route - Neil twice on the first pitch, but both times recoverable, me once (up the top of Robert Brown, duh) on the second pitch, which wasnt recoverable and we ended up abbign off. Got to go back.
Si dH - AltLd dnf - 29/Oct/06 with Neil Furniss

a_radiohead_fan - 2nd dog - Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/06

Stig - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/06 with Jonathan Teale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/06

Stig - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

repeat ascent as part of the photo trip. first day of the trip. the crux of the second pitch is even scarier now, due to the loss of the (loose) peg before the crux now you get a crap size 1 friend for pro. Did aGAIN TODAY 6/6/07 led first pitch!
Alex Mason - Lead - 15/Jul/06 with Steve Ramsden

Gustav - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Neil

Polish is not noticeable on second pitch.
ChrisJD - AltLd - 10/Jun/06 with rc

Hidden - 10/Jun/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Dan Bradley

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/06

Boy - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Oct/05

led second pitch the main traverse section was awesome. a dodgy peg that can easily be taken out and tricksome 5b moves leads to a sick bit of climbing.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Steve Ramsden

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

did this after original route. I did first pitch. would almost have rather led the second considering the amount of gear alex got in. ie. nowt. scorcher of a day - v. dehydrated. when we got back to the car we found 2 litres of warm water in the boot - Alex gulped so fast he nearly seizured and was in significant physical pain for some time after as far as i could tell.
Ram MkiV - AltLd - 2005 with Alex Mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/04

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jul/04

climbtim - 2nd - 22/May/04

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - May/04

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Phil Leng

BenTiffin - AltLd - Jun/03 with Andy Bissell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/May/03

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/03

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 2003 with Joe Thompson

DubyaJamesDubya - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/02

sims - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/02 with Nick

Urgles - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/01

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 20/May/01 with Graham Dolman

tuftynick - 2001

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

Finished in pitch dark
DubyaJamesDubya - 2001 with Martin Peters

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

philhilo - AltLd O/S - May/00 with brian rodgers

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/00

Steve Bell - 2000

Dave Bond - Lead - 2000 with Adrian Whitehall

ian caton - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Matt

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Andy Edgar - 2000

BlueJohn - 2nd - Jul/99 with JohnnyM

craig h - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/99 with Nez

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/98

P1 only
chris sm - AltLd O/S - 08/May/98 with Jim Hall

nickdonohue - Lead - 28/Mar/98 with Dave Chapman

Gary Coggon - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Mike Block

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/97

Dave Rumney - AltLd - 06/Jul/97 with Sean Roberts

Budge - AltLd O/S - 16/May/97 with Mike Oates

Simon lead the first pitch, I lead the second.
CrashMat Rob - Lead - 20/Apr/97 with Simon

andy_pemberton - Lead - Sep/96 with Jon Scorer

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/96

Most of the in situ gear had been stripped c. a week before, including the pegs at the halfway belay ledge (just one, very old bent rusty thing left). As a result, line of route at crux totally unobvious. Felt like 5c for at least two moves. Whole route very sustained at standard..
Gordon Stainforth - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/95 with John Stainforth

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/95

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/95

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mike lawrence? - 1995

ColdAndWet - 1995

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 27/Nov/94 with Ted Lister

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/94

IanGilbertJones - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/94

OMSKB - AltLd - 1994 with Richard Winfield

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/93

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/93

Led both pitches
Ena - Lead O/S - May/93 with Gavin

andrew300169 - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/93 with Pom

steve taylor - 1993

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

brilliant position and climbing. top quite strong for grade
Grezza - Lead O/S - 1993

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/92

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/92 with Moley

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - May/92

Mick King - Lead - 10/Apr/92 with Simon Walsh

tlr - AltLd - 31/Jul/91 with Pom

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

andyblain - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/91

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/91

richparry - 1991

Roget - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/90 with jon

ChrisJD - Lead - 18/Aug/90 with Alex

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/90 with Chris Wilson

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

Hidden - 1990

Tom V - AltLd - 1990 with Glenn Watson

Pete Ogden - AltLd - 1990

rob.grafton - 1990 with barry maybank

BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/89 with Guy Summers

GuySummers - AltLd - 15/Jul/89 with bighairyian

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/89

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/89

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

Billg - Lead O/S - 1989

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 23/Oct/88 with Frank Wilkinson

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/88

phardman - AltLd - 16/Jul/88 with John Gratton

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/88

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/88

DDDD - Lead O/S - Mar/88

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/88

keefe - 1988

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/87

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead - 12/Apr/87 with Roger

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1987 with James Taveran

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/86

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/86

sadams - Lead - 26/Apr/86 with Mark Bonham

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Derek Furze - 1986

Bob - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/85 with K. Smith

scree - Sep/85

Richard Weller - AltLd - 10/Jun/85 with john sanders

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/85 with Jim Hewson

shark - Lead - 02/Feb/85 with Dolly

andy gittins - 1985

With Phil Sampson
steveboote - Lead - 1985

Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Aug/84

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/84

Led 2nd hard (top) pitch.
Michael Hood - AltLd - 17/Jul/84

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/83

Hidden - May/83

This was my last serious day climbing. Left the UK the following week and travelling and working removed any time for cragging. Sad but true.
Nic Robinson - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/83 with Geoff Cowell

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

Gezzer - AltLd - 1983 with Steve Burns

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Derek Shaw

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Derek Shaw

TonyF - 1983

Ivan Machin - 14/Oct/82 with Jon Mellor

tapley - AltLd - 08/Aug/82 with Chris Seymour

andybirtwistle - AltLd - 29/May/82 with Ian Kyle

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/82

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

TonyF - Lead rpt - May/82 with Alistair Gordon, Tony Cox

nbotting - AltLd - 1982

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/81

Previously lead both pitches on two seperate occassions. A favourite climb.
Nic Robinson - Solo rpt - 10/Oct/81

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/81 with Irish George

mark-abz - AltLd - 01/Jul/81 with Brian W

Hammy - AltLd - 21/Jun/81 with Rob Lawson

Hidden - AltLd - 1981

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 1981 with Andrew Whall, Ted Lister

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 07/Sep/80

Great climb at an accessible grade on one of the best crags going. Mike led the 1st pitch, I led the 2nd.
KRB - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/80 with Mike Bridges

Scrambled up to the tree,I then led the 1st pitch,Kev the 2nd.Spectacular climbing.
mike bridges - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/80 with Kevin Bridges

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/80

Andy Stephenson - AltLd O/S - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Sep/79

Did pitch 1 and Al did pitch 2. Done many times since
uphillnow - AltLd - Sep/79 with Al Bennett

Chris Terrey - AltLd - Sep/79 with Mike O'Brien

Nigel Bond - Lead - 16/Jun/79 with Andy Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/79

GeoffG - Apr/78 with tony bowker

D Tempest - Jan/78

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/77

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Roger Davis

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 17/Oct/76 with Jim Worthington

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/76

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 1976 with Martin Berzins

Marcus - 1976

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Hidden - Lead - 08/May/74

mikej - AltLd - 19/Aug/73 with Geoff Williams

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/69

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