Rockfax Description
A right of passage for HVS leaders - the exposure of the huge face is well felt, a great experience at the grade. Start on ledges below the groove. Move 3m left then climb up and pull back right into the groove. Climb this, past various bits of old gear, and plenty of good wires, to the ledge at the top. Abseil off or continue for a short pitch (4c) to tick the summit direct from a ledge, or up a groove on the right. The obvious direct start is about a grade harder. © Rockfax

FFA. Steve Read, Steve Hunt 1958. FA. (as Bastion Wall) Pete Hassell, Peter Biven and another 1953.

Ticklists: The High Tor Top Ten, Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, Classic Peak Limestone Trad - VDiff to E2, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, World Graded List, Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

dr_botnik 17/May Lead rpt
with Mackie
Hidden 14/May Lead rpt
DanChad 08/May Lead O/S

One of the best routes I have ever done!

Le Chevalier Mal Fet 08/May 2nd

Great lead by The Danimal. Made it look easy.

Keith Swainson 07/May 2nd O/S
with MTL
Hidden 07/May Lead O/S
Antonio Ferra ?/May Lead O/S
Andy Moles 13/Apr Lead O/S

Took direct start.

with Ben Silvestre
Charlie Low 03/Apr Lead O/S

Really nice little climb.

featuresforfeet 03/Apr 2nd O/S
mikeyjbs 03/Apr Lead O/S
Ellie Fuller 03/Apr 2nd O/S
Dale Comley 13/Mar Lead O/S

Big juggy spike at mid height was moving a lot.

Matt Cooke 13/Mar 2nd rpt
with Dale Comley
Tim Rodgers 13/Mar 2nd
Hidden 05/Feb Lead O/S
chris smith 30/Oct/15 Lead O/S
miastacey 04/Oct/15 2nd β
with Shiv Cloughlan
Mark Grist 03/Oct/15 2nd
with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 03/Oct/15 Lead

Felt pretty stiff, but then it was 9 oclock in the morning, I was a bit ill, and had only had one cup of coffee.

with Mark
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead RP
Richard Kendrick 07/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Derek
Neal Jobling 12/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Bryan61
efrance24234 11/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Andy Chubb 09/Aug/15 Lead

Good line, plenty of gear, bits of polish, but a great route on a super impressive crag

with Dave Rickerby, John Keska
Neil R 09/Aug/15 2nd
with Josh
lanky 09/Aug/15 Lead
with Neil R
adam 24 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
SamN 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Pumpy in the middle, but the holds and sort-of-rest-things were there when needed, ace climb!

mrteale 16/Jul/15 2nd O/S

Great line and great lead by Dawn.

Hidden 16/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Graham Westbrook 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
mjackson 16/Jul/15 2nd
Alkis 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
OliverRoss 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 11/Jul/15 Lead rpt
with Charlie
kez1 ?/Jul/15 -
with Andrew Boardman
scottcoates ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Will
KittyKat 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Mark
ian d f 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
pearson9596 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Jules Lane 25/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Fell from middle of crux section about half way up. Torn between pressing on and trying to get another runner, so got tired and lost footing. Aborted as its Just too sustained for me, need to be stronger / fitter. For me it should be quite a bit higher up the graded list in Rockfax guide.

with Jonathon Prager
Andy Peak 1 20/Jun/15 2nd

Much fun

rurp 16/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Hard work , fantastic route though

with Mark
Luke Dawson 10/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Albert Exley 10/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Hungover, but awesome route.

Hidden 30/May/15 Lead rpt
theomoore 29/May/15 2nd
with Roisin
Paul Eckton 02/May/15 Lead O/S
with steve read
callumbtaylor 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S

'first climb of the day pump' plus a godawful cough that could be heard from the heights of abraham made for an interesting lead :)

Jack93 25/Apr/15 2nd dog

Had to sit on the rope to get some gear out.

spidermonkey09 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Climbed it really badly but got up it regardless! Great climbing, bit loose in places.

Steven1993 25/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Great Route, good lead by Callum, despite him coughing his way up most of it. Not too hard.

markalmack 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Matt Fry 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

A nice headtorch ascent just before midnight, interrupted briefly near the top by a shout from the road below... "To the climbers on high tor... This is the police!" Hmmm... oh dear... but I didn't think this was illegal? Then they shout again: "Are you okay?!" Hahaha - "Yes! Fine! Thank You!!" They probably thought we were mad...

with Dylan
rocksol ??/2015 -
barrowclough 01/Oct/14 2nd O/S
with Jordan, Spod
jmills94 ?/Oct/14 2nd rpt

first climb back after broken leg, never remembered it being this pumpy haha. No one hard move just got to keep moving. struggled reading rock after a fair while out so i guess that explains why i found it so hard!

with loz
AlexRenshaw 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Ted Lister
Brannock 28/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Having been cruising Stoney M limestone recently I found this route at High Tor surprisingly tough for HVS. The gear in the bottom section wasn't great but fortunately the climbing is fine. Nice little layback sections requiring some degree of commitment in the middle. Great route. Lowered off the rings.

with Gary Kitchen
TomRiddelsdell 30/Aug/14 Lead β
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
The Norris 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S

Very nice route, found this a bit more my style than Highlight.

with Gavin
Hidden 14/Aug/14 2nd rpt
davewsargent 06/Aug/14 Lead

one rest taken where i lobbed off from last time class route

with tony fidler
Misha 30/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Fourth time I've done this. Evening session. It was 9pm by the time we abbed off Debauchery so just enough time to squeeze this in. Did the direct start which felt barely 5b this time round. Racing nightfall, placed five bits of gear on the whole route. Abbed off as it was getting dusky.

with Ed
eduardo 30/Jul/14 2nd
with Misha
JHC 27/Jul/14 -
Sam Watson 27/Jul/14 -
manwithacam 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
markpollak 17/Jul/14 Lead

bootiful climb on a hot day!

with suzanne mcfadzean
j.buckley87 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
DavidEvans 01/Jul/14 2nd
Matt Shepherd 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
WillDoyle 14/Jun/14 Lead

After falling off the direct.

with Mike
Hidden 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Daniel Heath 13/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Simon
jon_gill1 12/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

I led p2 where as last time we abbed off!its far better and more stable than it looks! a lovely way to spend a summers evening

with jim braithwaite
disturbed_one51 12/Jun/14 2nd
with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 12/Jun/14 Lead

Awesome route when not boiling hot.

phil64 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Stunning pitch in marvellous situation

with matt dean
Gympaul ?/Jun/14 -
Shauna ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Jules
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Led every time I've been to the crag. Polished but not in a way that matters too much.

with Martin Flint, Martin Peters, Andrew Bevan
alp79 31/May/14 2nd O/S
ashtond6 31/May/14 Lead O/S

sharp warm up

the power 21/May/14 Lead O/S

cool as fonzy

crag_hopper_Jay 17/May/14 Lead O/S

Great route, the exposure builds. Plenty of gear and fantastic climbing.

eburki1 17/May/14 Lead
mark4344 17/May/14 Lead dog

Climbing ok but did not trust gear placements. Several flared cracks and nuts popped out. Did not enjoy leading this.

with Matt Payne
cheeky 16/May/14 2nd O/S

Amazing route, can see that can be a difficult lead as difficult to place gear at times.

Hidden 05/May/14 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
Ricky Rocks 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
philhilo 30/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Helen E
Hidden 14/Mar/14 2nd rpt
dr_botnik 09/Mar/14 Lead

2 rests on gear. This was a stiff introduction to climbing at high tor.

with Andy
gazfellows 22/Feb/14 Lead

Yet again another top class route that's worth every penny. Had a slight moment with a foot slip half way up, resulting in a fall. A little disappointed in that but the rest of the climbing made up for it! Can't wait to do it again!!

with Billy
madasten 22/Feb/14 2nd rpt

Must be about my 8th ascent and it never gets old.

with Gaz
Hidden ??/2014 -
ejected ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Maddie 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S

Would have felt sketchy on lead I think

with Eve
madasten 06/Oct/13 Lead

Awesome, sustained, awesome, pumpy, awesome, exposed and awesome!

with Miquel
Hannes B 05/Oct/13 2nd
with Danny
Hidden 28/Sep/13 2nd
Lenny 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Les
robgixer 28/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/13 Lead
Gabe Oliver 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Mike_Hayes 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
greenclimb 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Gill, Sarah
Chris Wright 29/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S
J.Wells 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Ima Nahumury
helenstuart 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant - even with an Elvis leg gear placing moment - you can put a lot of gear in this route if you want.

with Mike
Apharri 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Jim Gayler
roberto18 08/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Polly, Tom Nickols
Adam Booth 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Masa
Adam_42 01/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Pretty sweaty work!

masa-alpin 01/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Direct start (as Adam climbed after the failed attempt to do Flaky Wall - it was the hottest day of the year...).

tonevert 28/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Kevin Faux
Kevster 27/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Cheeky stretch at the top, done in one pitch. Direct start.

Alex@home 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S

very sweaty. nearly greased off a few times

with leon
Hidden 13/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Hardcore Pat 06/Jul/13 Lead β
with Chris Vanderz
Owen W-G 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Didn't feel warmed up enough for this warm up, couple of tricky bits mid height in the groove, got pumped feet

with Nic
Hidden 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
jon bradley 29/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Awesome - just do it

with Huw Howells
Calder 29/Jun/13 2nd
with Mark
Diggler 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Calder
morganator 22/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Andrew James
Daniel Heath 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Good route (direct start). Confident lead from Hayden (first lead in UK!).

with Hayden Richards
Wood for Trees 15/Jun/13 Lead rpt

With direct start, abortive attempt on flakey wall. When people said smears I didn't think they actually meant SMEARS!

with chris barr
Phill Mitch 03/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with bleggs
Hidden 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Julesthe1st 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Mike
shark 02/May/13 Lead rpt
with Stefan Gallagher
jon_gill1 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with chris Lyness
odox 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

Happy to get the onsight - a real struggle though, took 1hr 40mins!

with Sam Webb
Hidden 06/Apr/13 -
ianto ??/2013 -
adie84 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
sopaz 03/Nov/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd O/S
shark 29/Sep/12 AltLd

Led first pitch did direct start

with Wil Treasure
drysori 29/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 29/Sep/12 2nd rpt
WillDoyle 22/Sep/12 2nd
Andy Peak 1 09/Sep/12 Lead
with H washbrook
Glenn Sutcliffe 05/Sep/12 Lead
with Pete Cresswell
hotfeet 05/Sep/12 Lead
with Austen Moulding
Hidden 05/Sep/12 Lead
Joemanglerocks 02/Sep/12 AltLd

Soloed to bottom of '1st pitch' and took the short final 4c headwall

TimKnight 02/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led main pitch - Wow! Have never been so pumped on a route; 'rests' were very hard won but the climbing and positions were fantastic

stuart34 01/Sep/12 Lead β

Climbed on robs gear till about half way

Rob84 01/Sep/12 2nd β
Kirill 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
cem 19/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 2nd
deacondeacon 07/Aug/12 Lead O/S

just scraped up this, seriously need to sort my limestone head out.

masa-alpin 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Great position and moves. Excellent route.

with Lee P
Rachel Slater 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S

FANTASTIC route. Definitely a must do.

Olli-C 02/Aug/12 2nd


esther ?/Aug/12 Lead
admackie ?/Aug/12 -
sopaz ?/Aug/12 2nd
with Mackie
Hidden 29/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 29/Jul/12 -
Stoney Boy 23/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Nick Conway
Hidden 15/Jul/12 Lead β
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead RP
davewsargent ?/Jun/12 AltLd dog

big fall missed layback crack on right under the block and popped gear ripped 25ft whipper note to self dont kick gear out!!

with andy neath
dan gibson 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with julie carroll, helen gibson
tlmarjot 12/May/12 Lead O/S
with Victoria Halliday
Wood for Trees 12/May/12 2nd rpt

assorted loose blocks, not an enjoyable outing

with chris
stuaart 06/May/12 2nd O/S

Hard for the grade I thought. Polish (and my very worn out shoes) made this feel harder than typical HVS 5a.

with Neil Redgrave
katherinesydney 08/Apr/12 2nd RP
RM199 26/Mar/12 Lead dnf
Joughton 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Great route with some nice moves on good rock, however possibly a little too polished to be ***. Did the direct start by accident which had me worried slightly, but it eased up later on.

Souljah 24/Mar/12 2nd

Nice climb but has a Vbig loose flake half way up!!

Hannes B 22/Mar/12 2nd
with Sam H
OliBangbala 21/Mar/12 2nd β

Ran it into one long pitch with relative ease.. Amazing route!! The crux is quite polished but i think it adds to the flavour.. Hard for 4

Matt Cooke 25/Feb/12 2nd O/S
with Rosh
PAJames ??/2012 -
neilh ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
Hidden 19/Nov/11 2nd O/S
Bry 15/Oct/11 2nd β
with Sarah Harrison
Hidden 03/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
asmith37 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 24/Aug/11 -
with Arron Thacker
dionisys 13/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with vanderz
Matt Shepherd 01/Aug/11 Lead O/S
vanderz ?/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 23/Jul/11 Lead rpt
tatz45 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Baking hot, a very sweaty ascent!

with Jim Lear
OliBangbala 25/Jun/11 2nd RP

Dropped the first peice of gear and had an awkward climb down a grassy patch to retrive it from a bush. Took a fall on the top half of the crack due to impatience and bad route reading. Carried on past the belay to tick the summit and took another fall on an unprotected traverse (cam blew on first fall) had a good 10-12 metre swing out into space and that was my favorate part, pretty spicy! Did my first ab down the face for an awesome finish to the day... Bit of practice before i lead it though ; )

TRFrost 24/Jun/11 Lead dog
with T. Bullock, L. Nedevska
Hidden 24/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Luke Brooks 19/Jun/11 Lead

Bailed up this after a pathetic attempt on Tales...

rockjedi 15/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Borg
JRae 04/Jun/11 2nd
Gustav 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Pre work

with Bjorn, Neil
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Martin Haworth 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Andrew Sloan 22/Apr/11 2nd rpt

Last climbed this about 10 years ago. More sustained than I remember.

Hannes B 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Daz
Hidden 28/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
alaan 27/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Aly
jkarran 27/Mar/11 Lead

Tough! I suspect the harsh winter hasn't been kind to this, there's a few sizeable hollow blocks and wobbly footholds. Maybe it's always like this?

with Smith
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Mar/11 2nd O/S
robin_hackney 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Nice route. A couple of sections where you need to keep moving and not fuss too much about gear. Classic. One of the lower off bolts looks a bit tired, but it's backed up by a shiny new one.

with Si
Dave Foster 06/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Didn't look at guide properly and went direct at start. Got run out, pumped and very scared. Had to lower from half height and take 30 min to get rid of pump. Still a battle second time up. Not a cool re-intro to trad after winter lay off and defo not one for an aspiring VS leader Rockfax! (someone's commented that it's E2 5cish direct on Rockfax website so beware!!)

with Andy
BillyRidal ?/Mar/11 2nd β
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
Julian Wedd ??/2011 Lead
with D. Body
bbangbala 06/Nov/10 Lead dnf

Major epic - fell off the direct start (hadn't read the guide properly) ran out of quickdraws and ended up belaying ten feet below the ledge. Darkness drew in so we abseiled from there, leaving a couple of bits of gear. Lovely moves once you get your head round them, can't wait to back and get it clean!

with Tom Greenham
Brannock 15/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Different Steve 09/Oct/10 Lead rpt
with Guy Reid
Misha 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Had ambitions of doing Flaky Wall but was stopped by the crux moves across the bulge - got my right hand in the poor pocket but couldn't figure out how to move past it. Fell off due to feet popping off while I was trying to figure it out (next to gear so only a small fall). Tried it a second time but it wasn't looking any easier and daylight was beginning to fade, so I bailed out up Original Route, which was quite nice and felt like a walk in the park in comparison. Should do the full route at some stage with the usual HVS start rather than the 5b/c crackline of Flaky Wall and the second pitch (we abbed off the bolts as dusk was rolling in), walked out by torchlight and back at the car at 7pm - a good day.

with Tony L
Graeme Hammond 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead dnf
rikbattye 04/Sep/10 2nd rpt
vanderz 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Rik Battye, Stephen Fey
catblack 02/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Good route, its a tough HVS. Did it as a warm up for debauchery and found it hardwork with a steep crux, so decided against doing debauchery and went to get an ice cream instead! First time at hightor and I was a little intimidated!

gripped01 ?/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Dave Tait
drysori 08/Aug/10 2nd
with brannock
Brannock 08/Aug/10 Lead dog
jw231 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Al Benson
al99 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with James Whitlock
Hidden 25/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/10 Lead O/S
WB 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Guy
spidey 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

sec jim the lead to belay and topped out. really good route felt like a big wall climb

with Jimmy
jayrenegade 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Wicked route, I lead first pitch, dale lead second. Didn't think the gear for the crux was all that good, sustained climbing, interesting. Finally got a good peg when it was all over.

with Dale
Mr Sparkle 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
Martin Cleaver 26/May/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Gibson
dan gibson 26/May/10 2nd O/S
with martin cleaver
barni 14/May/10 2nd O/S
with Paul James
thomasadixon 23/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Malcolm
bigie bob 21/Apr/10 Lead O/S
decs 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Ian
ics 18/Apr/10 2nd

Seems to have got harder since I lead it in 1993!

fatblacktone ??/2010 2nd rpt
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
Hidden 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Mr Wild 12/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Nexonen 12/Sep/09 2nd
with Andy L
Hidden 11/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd O/S
melonmike 29/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Nath
david morse 28/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with mikey R, Juan
bridget143 19/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher 19/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Bridget Hall
UKC Logbooks 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Harry Hotshot
Hidden 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 13/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Mike_Hayes 13/Aug/09 -
middlevern 11/Jul/09 2nd
with Mike Blood
Alex Mason 01/Jul/09 Lead rpt

Direct start, felt despo due to being essentially a kiln.

with Guy VG
Hidden 12/Jun/09 Lead
duzinga 12/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Pete
Sam1991 28/May/09 Lead β

Lovely route, thoroughly enjoyed it. Gets easier with height, and the gear at the crux is fiddly, but really really awsome route. Benchmark Limestone HVS 5a I would say, with good gear, good rests, but some sustained climbing too. Quality. Mark lead P2, which is a bit of a disappointment, nice to get on the summit though.

with Andy J and Mark
mark20 28/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led P2

bigdrew 28/May/09 2nd
galpinos 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with Ben
Andy Peak 1 28/Apr/09 Lead

cool cool cool!

with pabage
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
Hidden 19/Apr/09 2nd
willackers 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Tom Mills
metal arms 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Kyuzo 11/Apr/09 -
Hidden 11/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
snakebite 08/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Matt took 1st, i led short top pitch

Jim Slater 05/Apr/09 Lead dog

Foot slipped on crux moves, took a short fall, sustained 5a through central crack section - tough going (with Mark/Rosa).

with Rosa, Mark Mercer
Brown 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt

Climbed with rests with Jessika in 2003

with Henry
lamma_hippie ??/2009 AltLd
with Jon Lawton
jonnybull ??/2009 2nd β
with Virgil
rurp ??/2009 -

hard work

Tim M 19/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Emma
climbergg 19/Oct/08 2nd
Matt Fry 23/Sep/08 AltLd rpt

At night :) Brilliant fun! Lead P1 with a great view. Thoroughly enjoyed! Found a frog by the tree stump too! Made me jump ironically ;)

thrutch 23/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Climbed at night by headtorch to give one of the best experiences ever had. The ab down past the cave was magical.

with Matt
Somerset swede basher 18/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with Andy Nicholson
Somerset swede basher 18/Sep/08 Lead rpt
with Andy Nicholson
dave o 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden 28/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/08 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with John Marsland
John Marsland 17/Aug/08 2nd rpt

In the rain

with Goi
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Sam1991 15/Jul/08 2nd O/S

Sustained, but good rest and easy ground after sustained crack climbing. Cool route!

with Matt
Matt Fry 14/Jul/08 Lead β
Byronius Maximus 08/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Guy Wilson 08/Jul/08 2nd
with Byron Buck
Hidden 04/Jul/08 2nd
Abi Chard 04/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Ian
chrisbussell 01/Jul/08 2nd
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
khawk 29/Jun/08 Lead
with RT
IanJackson 24/Jun/08 Lead
with Swain16
JDSwain 24/Jun/08 2nd
Milne 13/Jun/08 Lead RP

what a route, few bits of loose rock, but doesnt really detract from the route. hard for hvs. no fixed or old gear on hardest bit, 1 good peg higher up. done in 50 metre single pitch.

philhilo ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/May/08 2nd O/S
jelaby 18/May/08 Lead O/S

Lead the main section to the ledge and bolts due to 50m ropes not reaching from the ground (rather than the top of the scramble section): fortunate really as the tree to belay from is a long way back! Al topped out.

with Alastair McKelvie
OffshoreAndy 15/May/08 Lead O/S
with UKC Nicos
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead β
mic_b 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Tim
Hidden 06/May/08 Lead O/S
alaan 05/May/08 Lead rpt

Direct start

with Matt
mattyork2 04/May/08 Lead O/S
IanJackson 03/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Hunt
Peakology 27/Feb/08 Lead

Lead on a cold windy day. Crossed ropes and had to lower to fix them. Rested a couple of times. Otherwise brave and briliant climb. Decided that I don't like trad limestone - don't think I ever did. Topped out rather than abbed. Top pitch is quite airy; 300 ft above the river.

with cat
Chalky Cat 27/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Quite unnerving even as a second, had forgotten how cold limestone can be at this time of year and on a particularly cold and windy day. Couldn't feel my toes and fingers - which was unpleasant when groping for polished hand/footholds. Glad that everytime I drive past I'll be able to think I've been up that.

with Dom
JPGR 19/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul
lukehunt ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ian Jackson
timbanton ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
AntiGrav ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
feilx 20/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead β
drysori 18/Sep/07 Lead dnf

Pulled a large (~20kg) flake off the traverse back to the main groove, about 10 feet above the tree. I don't think the grade will have changed, the remaining holds are smaller, but positive and solid.

with Andy Gray
rayash 13/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

great route

with johnlisle
max_chan 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Lou
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
steveb2006 08/Jul/07 2nd

Roger does this after failing on Flaky Wall

with Roger Gibb
ksjs 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with sarah
Ed Babs 06/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Kate
nige pacer 02/Jul/07 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 ?/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Floris
Hidden 10/Jun/07 2nd
Matt Shepherd 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Brian Rodgers 09/Jun/07 Lead rpt
with Neil Hillis
smudge 06/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden ?/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/07 Lead rpt
Jack Symmons ?/May/07 Lead

Seconded Andy B on a late Friday evening. Absieled off in the dark. Chippy was closed, dam.

with Tom R
Nicos 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with rich mansfield
tom.e 25/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Danny
Hidden 21/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Ramon Marin 31/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Paul Raine
Si dH 29/Oct/06 2nd rpt
with Neil Furniss
Sankey 14/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

Lead v.sort 4c pitch to summit!

with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Stephen led the short 4c pitch to the summit.

with Stephen
a_radiohead_fan ?/Oct/06 Lead
danm ?/Oct/06 Lead
Ian Broome 30/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Andy Reeve
Hidden 30/Sep/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/06 Lead O/S
bigphil 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S

Wicked. Took years to get around to going back to High Tor to do this. Brilliant route.

with Toby
Bry 15/Aug/06 Lead

1 hour 13 minutes!

Rowansb 11/Aug/06 2nd O/S
steveb2006 04/Aug/06 AltLd

Val led main pitch - led dir finish - reachy

crossdressingrodney 19/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with sophie whyte
Coel Hellier 18/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 10/Jun/06 -
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/Jun/06 2nd O/S
keith leonard ?/Jun/06 -
Si dH 14/May/06 AltLd O/S

Alex led main pitch, I led 1st (wet so didnt facy soloing it!) and 3rd, which was very bold. We both went direct (as for Yankee power/Flaky wall starts) due to not reading the guidebook properly at the start of the main pitch, probably getting on for E1-ish. A brilliant route.

with Alex and Tom
Hidden 14/May/06 AltLd O/S
mol 15/Apr/06 AltLd
with Timmy
Stone Muppet ??/2006 -
Chris Davids 15/Aug/05 2nd O/S

Only the first pitch as darkness fell.

with Sam
samwelli 15/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Sam and will 27/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
Hidden 18/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Alex Mason ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S

tricky and goey near the begining roasting day good tho

Ben1983 ?/Jun/05 Lead rpt
Mark Grist 14/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/05 2nd rpt
Ram MkiV ??/2005 AltLd
with Alex Mason
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
climbtim 22/May/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/04 2nd
Brian Rodgers ??/2004 2nd
with Phil Simister
sims 16/Aug/03 2nd O/S
with Nick
BenTiffin ?/Jun/03 -
with Andy Bissell
Budge 04/Jul/02 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
nickdonohue ??/2002 AltLd
with Joe Brown
Hidden 15/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/01 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 01/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Budge 06/Jun/01 Lead dnf
kato'sdad 20/May/01 Lead
RobSimmo 20/May/01 2nd O/S
cem 20/May/01 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/May/01 2nd
with Dad
Dave Musgrove ?/May/01 Lead
with David
tuftynick ??/2001 -
tuftynick ??/2001 Lead
jamiev ?/Jul/00 Lead rpt
with Adrian Berry
migs493 28/May/00 AltLd O/S

Direct start, seemed very stiff!

with LO
nige ?/Apr/00 2nd
with dave parton
Steve Bell ??/2000 -
Dave Bond ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
kristian ??/2000 2nd
with Donald King
alan moore ??/2000 -

Really pumpy.

Roget 28/Aug/99 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/99 AltLd
with Adrian Perkin
GeoffG 02/Apr/99 Lead
ColdAndWet ??/1999 Lead
Chris Ellis 30/May/98 Lead
with Louise Pellett
Rich Kirby ?/May/98 2nd
nickdonohue 04/May/97 Lead
with Caley Latham
CrashMat Rob 03/May/97 Lead O/S
with Karen
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
with gaz
steveb2006 12/Jun/96 Lead
with Chris Webb, Rob Gambles
crossleysm ?/May/96 Lead
Tim Bateman 14/Apr/96 AltLd
with Paul McMahon
Chris the Tall ?/Jun/95 AltLd

Bill lead (and failed on) main pitch, I lead short top pitch

with Bill G
colin milton 12/May/95 AltLd

lead p2

with eric milton
Hidden 29/Apr/95 2nd
steveb2006 04/Feb/95 Lead

Drizzle turns to rain before we are up. No other routes done

with Paul Goodman
jamiev 19/Jul/94 Lead O/S
with Martin Peoples
michael burrows 26/Jun/94 Lead O/S
with lola gunn
Hidden 12/Jun/94 2nd
OMSKB ??/1994 AltLd
with Richard Winfield
Roget 01/Aug/93 Lead O/S
with jon
Backinthegame 01/Jul/93 AltLd

John W led main pitch, I led short top pitch

with John Wright
Okecroak 29/Jun/93 AltLd
with M Mercy
Hidden 15/May/93 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/93 Lead
leathers 17/Feb/93 AltLd O/S
with Martin Whittaker
Mick King 08/Nov/92 Lead
with Steve Hill
Hidden 12/Sep/92 Lead O/S
Mick King 27/Jan/92 Lead
with Simon Walsh
marcoleptic ??/1992 Lead O/S

Great route,climbed many times.

with Gibbon Bum, Dave, Moley, Pete
Boy ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
steveb2006 27/Sep/91 2nd
with Simon Mee
malc 01/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Tea Bag
Chris Reid ?/Sep/91 Lead O/S
Marti999 ?/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with anthony
Hidden 26/May/90 Lead O/S
Pete Ogden ??/1990 AltLd
rob.grafton ??/1990 -
with barry maybank
BigHairyIan 15/Jul/89 AltLd O/S
GuySummers 15/Jul/89 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 23/Oct/88 AltLd
with Frank Wilkinson
William Robertson ?/Sep/88 Lead O/S
with Emily
andy tetsill ?/Jun/88 Lead

multipitch assessment

with Whitehall Course
steveb2006 27/May/88 2nd
with Simon Mee
RichardMc 24/Apr/88 2nd
with Jon Clifford-Smith
Tom V ??/1988 Lead
with Paul Sparrow
keefe ??/1988 -
Hidden 26/Dec/87 Lead O/S
steveb2006 29/Aug/87 Lead

After failing and falling off Flaky Wall

with Mervyn Dudley
climbhigher0 ??/1987 AltLd O/S
with Richard Brewster
sadams 25/Apr/86 2nd
with Mark Bonham
Derek Furze ??/1986 -
shark ?/Dec/85 Lead rpt

Nocturnal ascent after Uni xmas dinner at County & Station pub.

with Chris Rudd
Chris Wright 13/Oct/85 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 07/Sep/85 -
with Paul Cooney
scree ?/Sep/85 -
Billg 15/Aug/85 Lead O/S
with Nigel Slater
sadams 08/Jun/85 Lead
with Kevin Edwards
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Nevil ??/1985 -

Do not know year

Robmwatt ??/1985 Lead
with Gaz Morgan
Mike Owen 08/Dec/84 2nd rpt
with Sara Peake
shark ?/Nov/84 Lead rpt
with Seb Grieve
steveb2006 26/Aug/84 2nd

Led top pitch

with Gary Burton
Hidden 05/Aug/84 2nd
shark 12/May/84 Lead O/S

Fantastic - the start of a love affair

with Phill Dickens
John Marsland 06/Nov/83 2nd
with Tony Rex
jonathan shepherd ?/Aug/83 Lead O/S
steveb2006 15/Jun/83 Lead

First HVS lead (Though have seconded it before)

with Mick Brown
steveb2006 28/Apr/83 2nd
with Mike Pryzodski
steveb2006 13/Apr/83 2nd
with Mervyn Dudley
Ian Jones ??/1983 Lead O/S
with John Meyers, John Kirk, Mick Ward, Mick Bailey, Rich Lewis
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead O/S
with Derek Shaw
TonyF ??/1983 Lead
with Tony Cox
tapley 08/Aug/82 AltLd
with Chris Seymour
charlesmfrench 09/May/82 Lead O/S
with Ian Milne
mark-abz 27/Mar/82 Lead
with Andy W
Nic Robinson 10/Oct/81 Lead O/S

With direct finish.

with Nick Bond
rogerskews ?/Aug/81 Lead O/S

Great climb with a great chap, Richard sadly died in 2010

with Richard Walters
Hammy 21/Jun/81 AltLd
with Rob Lawson
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
Hidden ??/1981 -
Andy Fielding 07/Sep/80 Lead
babymoac 27/Jun/80 Lead
with MTW
Hidden ?/May/80 Lead O/S
Nic Robinson 30/Mar/80 Lead O/S
with Nick Bond
Andy Stephenson ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
mike bridges 02/Sep/79 AltLd O/S

Scrambled up to the tree,Kev led 1st pitch ,me the 2nd.Excellent climb

Chris Ellis 04/Jun/79 2nd
with Martin Veale
tapley 19/May/79 2nd
with Jug Jarvis
Mike Owen 20/Apr/79 Lead O/S
with Elaine Watson
uphillnow ??/1979 Lead

Date approximate. Climbed quite high before placing gear then a rush to get something in. Climbed after doing Debauchery

with john page
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Pete Hevezi, Mike O'Brien
D Tempest ?/Jan/78 -
Nic Robinson ??/1978 Lead O/S
Rob Davies ?/Oct/77 Lead dnf

Despite summer climbing in Dolomites, this felt hard at the time

with Simon Wheeler (CUMC)
Hidden 26/Jun/77 Lead O/S
GeoffG 04/Jun/77 2nd
with tony bowker
Mark Kemball 06/Feb/77 AltLd
with Paul Clark
Dave Musgrove 17/Oct/76 AltLd
with Jim Worthington
Hidden 04/Oct/76 Lead
Hidden 26/Sep/76 2nd
Nigel Bond 19/Jun/76 AltLd
with Al Churcher, Andy Brown
jcw ?/May/76 -

Repeated in May 1979 with Martin Harris

with Phil Budden
Falko 29/Feb/76 AltLd O/S
with Al W.
petemeads 03/Jul/74 -
mikej 27/Aug/73 AltLd
with John Bickerdike
Andy Edgar ??/1973 Lead
with Mick Hardwick
bob@daysmill ?/Jun/72 2nd O/S
with S.Worthington
Chris Craggs ??/1972 AltLd
with Dave Spencer
clanger ??/1972 -
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