Original Route*** HVS 5a
[Steve Ramsden on Original Route at High Tor, 3 kb]35m.

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.

Photo: Steve Ramsden on Original Route at High Tor © Adrian Berry
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This climb is in 506 logbooks, and on 47 wishlists.

Neal Jobling - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Bryan61

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

Good line, plenty of gear, bits of polish, but a great route on a super impressive crag
Andy Chubb - Lead - 09/Aug/15 with Dave Rickerby, John Keska

Neil R - 2nd - 09/Aug/15 with Josh

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

SamN - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Jim Hulbert

Pumpy in the middle, but the holds and sort-of-rest-things were there when needed, ace climb!
Dawn_K_B - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Ed Teale

Great line and great lead by Dawn.
mrteale - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/15 with Dawn_K_B

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/15

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15

mjackson - 2nd - 16/Jul/15

Alkis - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Oliver Ross

Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/15 with Charlie

KittyKat - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Mark

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

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

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.
Jules Lane - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/15 with Jonathon Prager

Much fun
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 20/Jun/15

Hard work , fantastic route though
rurp - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Mark

Luke Dawson - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Alberte1996

Hungover, but awesome route.
Alberte1996 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Luke Dawson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/15

theomoore - 2nd - 29/May/15 with Roisin

Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 02/May/15 with steve read

'first climb of the day pump' plus a godawful cough that could be heard from the heights of abraham made for an interesting lead :)
callumbtaylor - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Steven Thomas

Had to sit on the rope to get some gear out.
Jack93 - 2nd dog - 25/Apr/15 with Jim Hulbert

Climbed it really badly but got up it regardless! Great climbing, bit loose in places.
spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Jack Knight

Great Route, good lead by Callum, despite him coughing his way up most of it. Not too hard.
Steven1993 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/15

markalmack - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with will

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/15

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...
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/15 with Dylan

rocksol - 2015

barrowclough - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/14 with Jordan, Spod

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!
jmills94 - 2nd rpt - Oct/14 with loz

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 28/Sep/14 with Ted Lister

Brannock - 2nd - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/14

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.
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Gary Kitchen

TomRiddelsdell - Lead β - 30/Aug/14 with Shane Williams

Sustained HVS climbing in a superb position. Abseiled off rather than doing the top out.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Simon Piron

Very nice route, found this a bit more my style than Highlight.
The Norris - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Gavin

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/14

one rest taken where i lobbed off from last time class route
davewsargent - Lead - 06/Aug/14 with tony fidler

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.
Misha - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Ed

JHC - 27/Jul/14 with Sam Watson

manwithacam - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Joris

Joris.Roulleau - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Dan Metcalfe

bootiful climb on a hot day!
markpollak - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with suzanne mcfadzean

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

DavidEvans - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with adam ellwood

Matt Shepherd - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14

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

After falling off the direct.
WillDoyle - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14

Daniel Heath - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/14 with Simon

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
jon_gill1 - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/14 with jim braithwaite

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

Awesome route when not boiling hot.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 12/Jun/14 with Mark Williams

Stunning pitch in marvellous situation
phil64 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with matt dean

Gympaul - Jun/14

Shauna - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Jules

Led every time I've been to the crag. Polished but not in a way that matters too much.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jun/14 with Martin Flint, Martin Peters, Andrew Bevan

alp79 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Jonny Ashton

sharp warm up
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

cool as fonzy
the power - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with admackie

Great route, the exposure builds. Plenty of gear and fantastic climbing.
crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

eburki1 - Lead - 17/May/14

Climbing ok but did not trust gear placements. Several flared cracks and nuts popped out. Did not enjoy leading this.
mark4344 - Lead dog - 17/May/14 with Matt Payne

Amazing route, can see that can be a difficult lead as difficult to place gear at times.
cheeky - 2nd O/S - 16/May/14 with Mark Philipson

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

andybirtwistle - Lead - 15/Apr/14 with Keith Lonsdale

Ricky Rocks - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with steve_yo

philhilo - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Helen E

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Mar/14

2 rests on gear. This was a stiff introduction to climbing at high tor.
dr_botnik - Lead - 09/Mar/14 with Andy

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!!
gazfellows - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Billy

Must be about my 8th ascent and it never gets old.
madasten - 2nd rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Gaz

Hidden - 2014

ejected - 2014

mike mo - 2014

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

Would have felt sketchy on lead I think
Maddie - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Eve

Awesome, sustained, awesome, pumpy, awesome, exposed and awesome!
madasten - Lead - 06/Oct/13 with Miquel

Hannes B - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Danny

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Les

robgixer - Lead - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/13

Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13

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

Chris Wright - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13

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

Brilliant - even with an Elvis leg gear placing moment - you can put a lot of gear in this route if you want.
helenstuart - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Mike

Apharri - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Jim Gayler

roberto18 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Polly, Tom Nickols

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Masa

Pretty sweaty work!
Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Tom Chivers

Direct start (as Adam climbed after the failed attempt to do Flaky Wall - it was the hottest day of the year...).
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/13 with Adam Booth

tonevert - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Kevin Faux

Cheeky stretch at the top, done in one pitch. Direct start.
Kevster - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Tony Johnson

very sweaty. nearly greased off a few times
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with leon

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead β - 06/Jul/13 with Chris Vanderz

Didn't feel warmed up enough for this warm up, couple of tricky bits mid height in the groove, got pumped feet
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Nic

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Awesome - just do it
jon bradley - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/13 with Huw Howells

Calder - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Calder

morganator - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/13 with Andrew James

Good route (direct start). Confident lead from Hayden (first lead in UK!).
Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards

With direct start, abortive attempt on flakey wall. When people said smears I didn't think they actually meant SMEARS!
GuyVG - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with chris barr

Phill Mitch - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/13 with bleggs

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

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

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Mike

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

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with chris Lyness

Happy to get the onsight - a real struggle though, took 1hr 40mins!
odox - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Sam Webb

Hidden - 06/Apr/13

ianto - 2013

adie84 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

sopaz - 2nd - 03/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12

Led first pitch did direct start
shark - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Wil Treasure

drysori - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with simon lee

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/12

WillDoyle - 2nd - 22/Sep/12

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with H washbrook

Glenn Sutcliffe - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with Pete Cresswell

hotfeet - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with Austen Moulding

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/12

Soloed to bottom of '1st pitch' and took the short final 4c headwall
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 02/Sep/12 with TimKnight

Led main pitch - Wow! Have never been so pumped on a route; 'rests' were very hard won but the climbing and positions were fantastic
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Paul Anker

Climbed on robs gear till about half way
stuart34 - Lead β - 01/Sep/12 with rob dyer

Rob84 - 2nd β - 01/Sep/12 with Stu Inchley

Kirill - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd rpt - 19/Aug/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

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

just scraped up this, seriously need to sort my limestone head out.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/12

Great position and moves. Excellent route.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Lee P

FANTASTIC route. Definitely a must do.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Olli Crudge

Olli-C - 2nd - 02/Aug/12 with Rachel Slater

esther - Lead - Aug/12

admackie - Aug/12 with paul renwick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead β - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - 29/Jul/12

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Nick Conway

Hidden - Lead β - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 25/Jun/12

big fall missed layback crack on right under the block and popped gear ripped 25ft whipper note to self dont kick gear out!!
davewsargent - AltLd dog - Jun/12 with andy neath

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with julie carroll, helen gibson

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Victoria Halliday

assorted loose blocks, not an enjoyable outing
GuyVG - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12 with chris

Hard for the grade I thought. Polish (and my very worn out shoes) made this feel harder than typical HVS 5a.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Neil Redgrave

katherinesydney - 2nd RP - 08/Apr/12 with bobby gilbert

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Mar/12

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.
Joughton - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Nice climb but has a Vbig loose flake half way up!!
Souljah - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with andi turner

Hannes B - 2nd - 22/Mar/12 with Sam H

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
OliBangbala - 2nd β - 21/Mar/12 with Ben bangbala

Matt Cooke - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Rosh

PAJames - 2012

neilh - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Nick Sillem - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11

Bry - 2nd β - 15/Oct/11 with Sarah Harrison

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

asmith37 - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Matt Todd

Andy Peak 1 - 24/Aug/11 with Arron Thacker

dionisys - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with vanderz

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

vanderz - Lead rpt - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/11

Baking hot, a very sweaty ascent!
tatz45 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Jim Lear

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 ; )
OliBangbala - 2nd RP - 25/Jun/11 with Ben bangbala

TRFrost - Lead dog - 24/Jun/11 with T. Bullock, L. Nedevska

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

Bailed up this after a pathetic attempt on Tales...
Luke Brooks - Lead - 19/Jun/11 with Neil Pope

rockjedi - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/11 with Borg

JRae - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Pre work
Gustav - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Bjorn, Neil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11

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

Last climbed this about 10 years ago. More sustained than I remember.
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 22/Apr/11

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Daz

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11

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

alaan - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Aly

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?
jkarran - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Smith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11

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.
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Si

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!!)
Dave Foster - Lead rpt - 06/Mar/11 with Andy

BillyRidal - 2nd β - Mar/11

thebigfriendlymoose - 2011

Julian Wedd - Lead - 2011 with D. Body

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!
bbangbala - Lead dnf - 06/Nov/10 with Tom Greenham

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

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/10

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/10 with Guy Reid

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.
Misha - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Tony L

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Richard Williams

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/10

rikbattye - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Charlie Mackie

vanderz - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with patrick dawson

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Rik Battye, Stephen Fey

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!
catblack - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Andy Barker

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

drysori - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with brannock

Brannock - Lead dog - 08/Aug/10

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

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

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/10

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

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

sec jim the lead to belay and topped out. really good route felt like a big wall climb
spidey - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Jimmy

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.
jayrenegade - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Dale

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Mike Hayes

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

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

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

dan gibson - 2nd O/S - 26/May/10 with martin cleaver

barni - 2nd O/S - 14/May/10 with Paul James

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Malcolm

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

decs - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Ian

Seems to have got harder since I lead it in 1993!
ics - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Duncan Steen

fatblacktone - 2nd rpt - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/09

Mr Wild - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09

Nexonen - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Andy L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/09

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/09

melonmike - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Nath

david morse - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/09 with mikey R, Juan

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - 2nd rpt - 19/Aug/09 with Bridget Hall

UKC Logbooks - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Harry Hotshot

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

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/09 with loundsy

Hidden - 13/Aug/09

middlevern - 2nd - 11/Jul/09 with Mike Blood

Direct start, felt despo due to being essentially a kiln.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/09 with Guy VG

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/09

duzinga - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Pete

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.
Sam1991 - Lead β - 28/May/09 with Andy J and Mark

Led P2
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/09

bigdrew - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Mark R, Sam Dixon

galpinos - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Ben

cool cool cool!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 28/Apr/09 with pabage

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/09

willackers - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Tom Mills

metal arms - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

Kyuzo - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09

Matt took 1st, i led short top pitch
snakebite - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/09 with Matt Reynolds

Foot slipped on crux moves, took a short fall, sustained 5a through central crack section - tough going (with Mark/Rosa).
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 05/Apr/09 with Rosa, Mark Mercer

Climbed with rests with Jessika in 2003
Brown - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/09 with Henry

lamma_hippie - AltLd - 2009 with Jon Lawton

jonnybull - 2nd β - 2009 with Virgil

hard work
rurp - 2009

Tim M - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 19/Oct/08 with cheesesarnie

At night :) Brilliant fun! Lead P1 with a great view. Thoroughly enjoyed! Found a frog by the tree stump too! Made me jump ironically ;)
Matt Fry - AltLd rpt - 23/Sep/08 with Tim Ashcroft

Climbed at night by headtorch to give one of the best experiences ever had. The ab down past the cave was magical.
thrutch - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/08 with Matt

Somerset swede basher - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Andy Nicholson

Somerset swede basher - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/08 with Andy Nicholson

dave o - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Julia H

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with John Marsland

In the rain
John Marsland - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/08 with Goi

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Sustained, but good rest and easy ground after sustained crack climbing. Cool route!
Sam1991 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/08 with Matt

Matt Fry - Lead β - 14/Jul/08 with Sam Dixon

Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08 with Guy Wilson

Guy Wilson - 2nd - 08/Jul/08 with Byron Buck

third time
ian caton - 2nd - 04/Jul/08 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Ian

chrisbussell - 2nd - 01/Jul/08 with Tim O'Neill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

khawk - Lead - 29/Jun/08 with RT

IanJackson - Lead - 24/Jun/08 with Swain16

JDSwain - 2nd - 24/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson

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.
Milne - Lead RP - 13/Jun/08 with paul strutt

philhilo - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/08

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.
jelaby - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Alastair McKelvie

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with UKC Nicos

Hidden - Lead β - 10/May/08

mic_b - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/08

Direct start
alaan - Lead rpt - 05/May/08 with Matt

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 04/May/08 with Alan Royle

IanJackson - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Luke Hunt

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.
Peakology - Lead - 27/Feb/08 with cat

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.
Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/08 with Dom

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

lukehunt - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ian Jackson

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

Hidden - 2008

feilx - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Mike Soldner

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Oct/07

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.
drysori - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/07 with Andy Gray

great route
rayash - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/07 with johnlisle

max_chan - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Lou

Hidden - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/07

ksjs - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with sarah

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/07 with Kate

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/07

dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - Jul/07 with Floris

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/07

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07

Brian Rodgers - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/07 with Neil Hillis

smudge - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Rob

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/07

Seconded Andy B on a late Friday evening. Absieled off in the dark. Chippy was closed, dam.
Jack Symmons - Lead - May/07 with Tom R

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

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/07 with Danny

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

Ramon Marin - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/06 with Paul Raine

Si dH - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/06 with Neil Furniss

Lead v.sort 4c pitch to summit!
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Luke

Stephen led the short 4c pitch to the summit.
thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Stephen

a_radiohead_fan - Lead - Oct/06

danm - Lead - Oct/06

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Andy Reeve

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

Wicked. Took years to get around to going back to High Tor to do this. Brilliant route.
bigphil - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06 with Toby

1 hour 13 minutes!
Bry - Lead - 15/Aug/06 with Chris Moran

Rowansb - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Aug/06

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/06 with sophie whyte

Coel Hellier - Lead - 18/Jun/06

There is no fixed gear on hard section, with only one peg on the easy section of the main pitch.
ChrisJD - Lead - 10/Jun/06 with rc

Hidden - 10/Jun/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Dan Bradley

keith leonard - Jun/06

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.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 14/May/06 with Alex and Tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/May/06

mol - AltLd - 15/Apr/06 with Timmy

Stone Muppet - 2006

Only the first pitch as darkness fell.
Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/05 with Sam

samwelli - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/05 with Chris Naylor

Sam and will - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/05 with Anthony Bennett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/05

tricky and goey near the begining roasting day good tho
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Steve Ramsden

Ben1983 - Lead rpt - Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/05

Ram MkiV - AltLd - 2005 with Alex Mason

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

climbtim - AltLd - 22/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - May/04

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 2004 with Phil Simister

sims - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/03 with Nick

BenTiffin - Jun/03 with Andy Bissell

Budge - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/02 with Carl Tiivas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/02

nickdonohue - AltLd - 2002 with Joe Brown

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/01

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/01 with Chris

Budge - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/01 with Carl Tiivas

kato'sdad - Lead - 20/May/01 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - 20/May/01 with Jon Berry

cem - Lead O/S - 20/May/01 with Graham Dolman

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - May/01 with Dad

tuftynick - 2001

tuftynick - Lead - 2001

jamiev - Lead rpt - Jul/00 with Adrian Berry

nige - 2nd - Apr/00 with dave parton

Steve Bell - 2000

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2000 with Adrian Whitehall

Andy Edgar - 2000

kristian - 2nd - 2000 with Donald King

Really pumpy.
alan moore - 2000

Roget - Solo rpt - 28/Aug/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/99

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Jun/99 with Adrian Perkin

GeoffG - Lead - 02/Apr/99

ColdAndWet - Lead - 1999

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 30/May/98 with Louise Pellett

Rich Kirby - 2nd - May/98

nickdonohue - Lead - 04/May/97 with Caley Latham

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 03/May/97 with Karen

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1997 with gaz

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/96

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 14/Apr/96 with Paul McMahon

Bill lead (and failed on) main pitch, I lead short top pitch
Chris the Tall - AltLd - Jun/95 with Bill G

lead p2
colin milton - AltLd - 12/May/95 with eric milton

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead - 04/Feb/95

jamiev - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/94 with Martin Peoples

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

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/94

OMSKB - AltLd - 1994 with Richard Winfield

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/93 with jon

John W led main pitch, I led short top pitch
Backinthegame - AltLd - 01/Jul/93 with John Wright

Okecroak - AltLd - 29/Jun/93 with M Mercy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/93

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/93

leathers - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/93 with Martin Whittaker

Mick King - Lead - 08/Nov/92 with Steve Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/92

Mick King - Lead - 27/Jan/92 with Simon Walsh

Great route,climbed many times.
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 1992 with Gibbon Bum, Dave, Moley, Pete

Boy - Lead - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/91

malc - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/91 with Tea Bag

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - Sep/91

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Aug/91 with anthony

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/90

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

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

William Robertson - Lead O/S - Sep/88 with Emily

multipitch assessment
andy tetsill - Lead - Jun/88 with Whitehall Course

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/88

RichardMc - 2nd - 24/Apr/88 with Jon Clifford-Smith

Tom V - Lead - 1988 with Paul Sparrow

keefe - 1988

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/87

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/87

sadams - 2nd - 25/Apr/86 with Mark Bonham

Derek Furze - 1986

Nocturnal ascent after Uni xmas dinner at County & Station pub.
shark - Lead rpt - Dec/85 with Chris Rudd

Chris Wright - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/85

scree - Sep/85

Billg - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/85 with Nigel Slater

sadams - Lead - 08/Jun/85 with Kevin Edwards

andy gittins - 1985

Hidden - 1985

Mike Owen - 2nd rpt - 08/Dec/84 with Sara Peake

shark - Lead rpt - Nov/84 with Seb Grieve

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/84

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/84

Fantastic - the start of a love affair
shark - Lead O/S - 12/May/84 with Phill Dickens

John Marsland - 2nd - 06/Nov/83 with Tony Rex

jonathan shepherd - Lead O/S - Aug/83

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/83

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/83

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/83

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

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Derek Shaw

TonyF - 1983

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

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 09/May/82 with Ian Milne

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

With direct finish.
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/81 with Nick Bond

Great climb with a great chap, Richard sadly died in 2010
rogerskews - Lead O/S - Aug/81 with Richard Walters

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

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

Hidden - 1981

Andy Fielding - Lead - 07/Sep/80

babymoac - Lead - 27/Jun/80 with MTW

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/80 with Nick Bond

Andy Stephenson - Lead - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Scrambled up to the tree,Kev led 1st pitch ,me the 2nd.Excellent climb
mike bridges - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/79 with Kevin Bridges

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 04/Jun/79 with Martin Veale

tapley - 2nd - 19/May/79 with Jug Jarvis

Mike Owen - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/79 with Elaine Watson

Date approximate. Climbed quite high before placing gear then a rush to get something in. Climbed after doing Debauchery
uphillnow - Lead - 1979 with john page

D Tempest - Jan/78

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 1978

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/77

GeoffG - 2nd - 04/Jun/77 with tony bowker

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 06/Feb/77 with Paul Clark

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

Hidden - Lead - 04/Oct/76

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/76

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 19/Jun/76 with Al Churcher, Andy Brown

Repeated in May 1979 with Martin Harris
jcw - May/76 with Phil Budden

Falko - AltLd O/S - 29/Feb/76 with Al W.

petemeads - 03/Jul/74

mikej - AltLd - 27/Aug/73 with John Bickerdyke

bob@daysmill - 2nd O/S - Jun/72 with S.Worthington

Chris Craggs - AltLd - 1972 with Dave Spencer

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