Thought I'd give this a go as it's ultimately safe and it's easy to escape up Original Route. Had a look on the ab off Original Route earlier in the day and it seemed ok... Got as far as placing a nut in the last section of the discontinuous crack and promptly fell off going for the undercut. On subsequent goes found a decent rest in the crack with feet jammed in and worked out a way of getting up a little above the undercut but the next few moves to the jug looked nails. Took three more flyers and gave up as was getting tired and it was getting late and escaped up Original Route. Had a go at the sequence on the ab and it was still desperate but it seems there is an easier way out right to the thread. Worth coming back to...Misha - Lead dnf - 22/Sep/13 with Ed
Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/13
Stupidly went off route first time. Tried to go too direct instead of heading rightwards towards thread
Apharri - Lead RP - 14/Aug/13 with Jim Gayler
Climbed with a visiting Yank! Had a look at the holds on the ab from Original Route. It didn't feel very independent from OR until the last minute when you step out. Overgripped a lot and made a leap for the jug. Found the top bit hard as well.
Daniel Heath - Lead β - 17/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards
w.pettet-smith - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with oli
liam - Lead β - 08/Jun/13 with JP
mwatson - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13
Disgusted with myself, grabbed the thread instead of going for the jug! Really annoyed as I'd been saving this for a while but my head just wasn't in it - after just a little run out I was climbing terribly, shaky legs ect. Surprised to find this harder than Supersonic, less sustained but with harder, more committing moves.
Joughton - Lead dog - 22/May/13
Howard Lawledge - Lead - Jul/12 with Mark Rooms
Ally Smith - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Dan Arkle
steve_yo - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with sam ring
1 fall, pulled ropes and led it clean.
tuftynick - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with ben winston
alaan - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/10
Seymore Butt - 2010
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/09
Cassidy - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Will, Duboust
5 stars, brilliant!
willackers - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Tom Mills
Kevin Avery - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08
morganator - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/08 with Graham Cooper
Simply superb! Took a whipper going for the jug, pulled the ropes and went for it again, this time fluffing the top move - went back two days later and lead it clean.
alaan - Lead - 05/May/08 with Matt
Hidden - Lead β - 06/Oct/07
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with barross, alex b
First total ground-up onsight E5! fairly easy to the thread and/or jug. Found the move past the break really hard, so many holds. Very safe i thought, didnt feel any run-outage. Glad to have ticked it x
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Thomas Martin
Hidden - 2007
Boy - 2006
Dave Bond - Lead β - 29/Sep/05 with Tim Banton
Hidden - Sep/05
Soft touch. F6b+.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 28/May/05 with Eric Hildrew
whispering nic - 2nd - Aug/01 with Niall
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - May/01 with Dad
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/99
sadams - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/98 with Pete Bukowski
Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/96 with baccy
Desperate and a hard lead. Hard to clip the gear, have to be on top form for this.
Ian Jones - Lead β - 1994 with Karen Ghiselli
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/93
mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/93 with Ian Vickers, Alan Holden
E5 for fluttery moves to thread. Lovely wall climbing.
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/92 with Paul Tanton
Year a guess
shark - Lead - 1992
Steve Walker - Lead - 1992 with stuart muir
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/90
DDDD - Lead O/S - 1990
Hidden - 1990
chickened out on the onsite and grabbed the sling when trying to clipfrom below. Was gutted to find a jug next to it ! Pulled the ropes and led clean
Billg - Lead - 1990
William Robertson - Lead O/S - Sep/88 with Emily
keefe - 02/Aug/86 with Johnny Adams
shark - Lead dnf - 11/May/86 with Chris
Derek Furze - 1986
Mike Owen - 28/Mar/84 with Simon King
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 1980 with Graham Parkes
Second on first ascent
Al Evans - 1976