What a BEAST! Hardest thing we did all weekend. To people that climb this with style grace and ease; I salute you!
SGD - 2nd - 05/Sep/15 with Tom Relf
Are you having a laugh VS 5a. Struggled more on this than on traveller in time the E4. I didn't really want to do it, not my thing but Tom persuaded me a good laugh. Unfortunately took one rest on the gear as I couldn't down climb, arms legs body got stuck in the wide crack.
Dale - Lead dog - Sep/15 with Tom stu friend
Hard. Don't get sucked too deep into the crack!
adamre12 - Lead dog - 04/May/15 with James Ayres
HVS 5b in bmc guide, absolutely not VS 5a! tough nut, but great!
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Andrew Graham
John Higgs - Solo O/S - 20/Mar/15 with Caitlin Bell
Awesome. Looks harmless, but the undercut off-width really entertains.
switch - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Leanne
Close but no cigar ;)
Maybe next time?
timjones - Lead dog - 16/Jun/14
Nightmare. Had to come back down to the ground for a half-time breather.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with George
Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13
I stood up in the crack again (the same point as last year) and was able to reach the back of the highest chockstone, with the same inexplicable thought. What the hell do I do now?
Mark Collins - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/13 with Neil Henson
timjones - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/13
This is as hard as nails!
augustus trout - Lead dog - 10/Jul/13 with Helen Boothman, Mark Pilling
Helen Boothman - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/13
Epic fail! Defeated by the chockstone...
Ben T@ylor - Lead dnf - 22/May/13 with Alex wright
Not a challenge until the chock stone crux.Then defeated me every time.
detritus - Lead dnf - 22/May/13 with Ben Taylor
After 2 falls, I was lowered down. Then after the rest, I flashed it (technically it is in yo-yo style). It is not even remotely close to 5a!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 14/Oct/12 with Mitch
Fell off about 5 times at the 'crux', which turns out is a massively awkward thrutch. Still pretty awesome. But much harder than the grade suggests.
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead dnf - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Reeves
Sam Cooke - Lead dnf - 29/Sep/12 with Mark Challoner
Jay C - Lead - 29/Sep/12 with Matt B
Worked out the trick this time, just grovel like hell!
Dan Geh - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/12 with Neil Mackie
Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with jay
Got spanked good by this beast. Such a sandbag, brutal!
Dan Geh - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/12 with Roxy
Hidden - 2012
Stumped by the wide crack.
TerryLines - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/11
this crack is a man-eater
krispy_fish2000 - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/11 with TERRY LINES
Andrew Abraham - Lead β - 24/Oct/10 with Chris
Nearly got stuck and fell, but thrutched it and made a meal of it. Alex had rucksack clipped to him after this one!
Duffers - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Alex
tim123487 - 2nd - 16/Apr/10 with arran fradgely, josh fielden, murray weatherly sinclair
donkster - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10 with trigg
Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/09
keithie - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/09 with Charlie
Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Aug/09
Led on Alex's gear after he backed off. Bloody hard work!
victim of mathematics - Lead β - 23/Aug/09 with Alex
Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/09
monsteratt - Lead β - 30/May/09 with Andy Abe and & Co
MattT88 - Lead rpt - 03/May/09 with Jason Turner
Still need to lead properly as gear preplaced by Alex
MattT88 - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/09 with Alex Flemming
Damn this route!
Andrew Abraham - 2nd dnf - 2009
Hidden - 2005
Typical Ramshaw. Thuggery, hard work, grade correct for Ramshaw, HVS 5b anywhere else. Excellent.
jimshrimp - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/04
Hidden - 2003
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/02
Roget - Lead O/S - 2002 with jon
babymoac - Lead - 03/Sep/89 with Sid & Chris B