littleluke - Lead - 19/May/13
markfairbank - Lead rpt - 06/May/13 with Anne Gumbley
John Bish - AltLd - 06/May/13 with AndrewJamesCherry
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13
Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/13
sara n - AltLd rpt - 06/May/13 with CB
Siyfion - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13
A good lesson in rope work...
Caspian Johnson - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Nickfoulds
Lead both pitches. First pitch not too bad... but the exposure on the 2nd pitch made climbing down the flake very scary! (hidden foot ledge is pretty obvious). Great way to finish my first grit trip!
anthonydouglas - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Craig Letham
Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/13
Excellent end to the day. Nice sunset
monsteratt - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Toby
Davebryant - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Alex Taylor
Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/13
Lead 2nd pitch, found down climbing the flake hard/scary and the step absolutely fine. Getting the rope stuck was the crux.
JakeWShaw - AltLd β - 20/Apr/13 with Pete
led 2nd pitch crux is definitely down climbing the flake
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with franhammond92
What a great route, the crux move was fun and it was thrilling even after it.
Daniel Heath - Solo β - 20/Apr/13
franhammond92 - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13
led P1, found it pretty simple although the step across was a lot scarier than i remembered
pete1993 - AltLd rpt - 20/Apr/13
thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Sam Thomas
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Laura
Led second pitch. The step from the flake was difficult (stood there for a while) until I found the undercling - using this it was no problem.
James_L88 - AltLd - 20/Apr/13 with James Moore
lbarras - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with jake
Guy Wilson - 19/Apr/13 with Plum
mark4344 - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Matt Payne
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Mark Philipson
RusseyB - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/13 with Nick
giuly - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Neil Shephard, Neil, Ben
1st pitch me, 2nd pitch Ben.
slacky - AltLd - 07/Apr/13 with Giulia Forlati, Ben
Alex Munnery - Lead β - 06/Apr/13 with Mike Hood
Mike Hood - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Alex
lead 2nd pitch
the power - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with rob
dr_botnik - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Phil Taylor
moving down the flake was harder, the step across was actually alright.
scotty h - 2nd RP - 04/Mar/13 with Killian Murphy
Killianmurphy - Lead β - 04/Mar/13
Pretty groovy climb
Darcy Turner - Lead - 01/Mar/13
jack adams - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with phil davies
pearson9596 - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Hiscox
Can see why its so highly regarded, the exposure of second pitch is great. Used a pebble pinch on the crux instead of undercling and was very glad of hidden foot ledge. Lead both pitches.
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Henry Prior
TiffTiff - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/13 with Jen Durden
Seconded both pitches.
Pete_Hamlin - 2nd β - 17/Feb/13
mikespooner - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Hamlin
In the dark with a headtorch, the crux is the ropework!
jacobjacob - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/13
Backed off leading pitch 2
JenDurden - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with TiffTiff
chris ginge - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Martin Bennett - 2013
Martin Bennett - 2013
Martin Bennett - 2013
Martin Bennett - 2013
AndrewJamesCherry - Lead O/S - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Wil Treasure - Lead - 01/Dec/12 with Rach
Fantastic climb! Felt pretty bold on the down-climb to the traverse. Moving out and using the undercutting hand holds on the traverse was definitely the crux. Far harder (and bolder) than the sloth in my opinion... Although now I know the route I think it would be a piece of cake.
pc1983 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12
Pretty exciting, great exposure.
GuitarGenius92 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Nov/12
Lead second pitch - a pretty special climb.
Sam Cooke - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Tom Adams
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/12
DaveAtkinson - Lead - 27/Oct/12 with M.Lawton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12
Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/12
Well done Mike.
curley - 2nd rpt - 14/Oct/12 with Mike Tinnion
jampanman - 14/Oct/12
cmaradcliffe - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12
I lead first pitch, Rich lead the second. Amazing, good job rich!
thomasmouse - 2nd - 13/Oct/12
tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Libby
Just seemed a bit meandering to be such a mega-classic IMHO. The one move at the end of the flake was fun enough though.
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/12
I led 2nd the pitch. Took a rest after the flake due not to finding the hidden hold and subsequently descending too far. Otherwise ok.
AndyMcCoy - AltLd dog - 04/Oct/12 with Andy
Watched another pair complete the crux after a struggle whilst waiting to start the route. Due to this knew where the hidden foothold was, so found it a fun climb, not as scary as thought after epic last time years before where backed off due to weather.
hlegge - Lead β - 30/Sep/12 with Joseph Ward
anaesthetic - 2nd - 23/Sep/12 with Carl
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12
Both pitches. Need to learn jamming and ropework. Managed clean nonetheless.
crazy pierre - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Farmer Ben
Lead second pitch. Had the shit put up me by the pair who went before us but it was OK
Rollo - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Mike
Cracking route, and the boldness and awkward moves at the start of the second pitch make for an exciting traverse. The 'hidden' foothold is most welcome!
benjizac - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Andy Edwards
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Roly Chuter
Led first pitch, Chris did the flake pitch
francois - 22/Sep/12 with Chris
Dave Heaton - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with James Forbes
Lead second pitch. Very pleasant climb!
Harder if you don't find the hidden foothold on the 2nd pitch though!
BelayBunney - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Francois
Palmer - AltLd - 22/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/12
Fragmod - Lead - 17/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12
jmjw - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Rob H, Tim R
Led in one long pitch, 5 bits of gear but still had rope drag. I soloed this about 3 years ago (most harrowing climb I've done) and was much more pleasant with a rope :)
deacondeacon - Lead - 14/Sep/12
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 14/Sep/12 with Andrew Deckon
Climbster - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Ian
Lead second pitch by headlight. took a moment moving out from belay then quite move, well once I'd spotted the traverse foot holds with my head torch. good scary fun.
lm610 - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Sep/12
auld al - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12
Becky H - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with George Cave
took a stupid slip near the start due to being asleep and damp green slime ... thanks to George for awesome belaying so did not deck!
Dizz - AltLd RP - 01/Sep/12 with george
I led p2 - brilliant but pretty scary on the crux move! Forgot to look for the hidden foothold. A rather slow ascent.
GBM - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Liz F
67hours - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Becky H
Charley Carpenter - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Steph ward
GrantB - AltLd - 31/Aug/12 with El Bailos
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/12
JUSTXMike - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Martin Wing
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/12
One tricky step moving across to nose after flake
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Dom Hall
sazmaz - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Dan Lanchester-Wright
Max Lowry - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12
Epic climb - scary decending down on second, with a beautiful view for finish
lawlolly - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12
The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Fergus Cuthill
Led 2nd pitch
gripped01 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Dave Tait
First climb of this grit trip. At times terrifying, I felt genuinely as though I might fall coming down the flake, had not seen the description of a hidden foothold but found one anyway, then I had to work out the body position to be able to step across. I then couldn't remember whether the climb went up the crack or the face; after much backward and forwarding I committed to the face with the size of the fall and swing firmly in my head. Brilliant adventure.
puppythedog - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Julia
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/12
torsok - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Naomi
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12
Jack.H.92 - AltLd - 02/Aug/12 with Tom Jagger
Lead both pitches
adamlevs - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Roald Stephens
nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with sophie
Hardon's first lead at The Roaches. Worth it to watch his face coming off the flake!
Alex Thompson - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/12 with James Williamson, Haydn Martin
Started leading P2. Traverse was fine but got around the corner and the slab was soaking wet, with a pool of water on the ledge. Reversed the traverse and escaped through the gully.
will_benfold - AltLd dnf - 28/Jul/12 with Cameron
jim did p1 leaving me with p2 and him with the daunting traverse on second!did the climb properly by continuing round onto the face after the down climb to get the full effect!awesome!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with jim braithwaite
Scotsken - AltLd - 28/Jul/12 with Juggernaut
james.f.williamson - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Haydn, Alex
cameron_hall - AltLd dnf - 28/Jul/12 with Will Benfold
Lead second pitch, got scared....moves are easy
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Rachel Slater
Harder than it looks but still VS. Lead pitch 1.
r fizzle - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12
Led pitch 1
runestone - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/12 with Steve
SPD224 - AltLd - 22/Jul/12 with Chris Wright
sgl0jd - 22/Jul/12
Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with martin broadhurst
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12
Backed off after first pitch and attempting to cross the flake!
j.townley - 2nd dnf - 21/Jul/12 with Stuart_Burbidge
lead P1 as have done p2 before, give the 2nd the exiting pitch.
DanOsb - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12
Was raining on the face side of the climb, waited for it to dry whilst complaining adequately.
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12
climb the peak - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/12
BRoe - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Alex Law
Put off by the slimy corner at the start of P1, followed Rich up.
Poco Loco - 2nd - 08/Jul/12 with Richard
Slime on P1 and not too elegant on P2
Slick - Lead - 08/Jul/12 with James Pomeroy
Completed as part of Ride of the Valkyries. Led both pitches as my partner broke. Cycled Manchester-Froggatt-Roaches and did valkyrie at Froggatt too. Took 16 hours and finished just before midnight! Amazing climb! Struggled with the last bit after the traverse.
MichaelGallimore - Lead β - 27/Jun/12 with Sam crabb
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/12
Managed not to avoid the undercut this time!
ladymuck - 2nd - 18/Jun/12 with Andy Worster
Midnight ascent by the light of a headtorch and finished with a beer on top. Brilliant!
Jay C - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Steve H
Finished this at midnight! Somewhat eerie.
stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Jay Conlon
Escaped after 1st pitch because of midges!
Strachan - 2nd dnf - 12/Jun/12
A fantastic little adventure. Pretty much had to swim up the first pitch. Took a little tumble when the slimy footholds decided to no longer allow me to stand on them. Second pitch was bone dry however, and amazing fun. Rope drag was a severe problem though.
seanlikeskites - Lead dog - 10/Jun/12 with Rich Cope
Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12
Bisteris - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Al Dixon, Glen Du Jardin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12
whitehouse_rhys - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Rob law
rob3rtlaw - AltLd - 02/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/12
Led all pitches. Classic. 3 mini cruxes, which all turn out to be easy, when you finally figure out how.
TommityP - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12
taff raymond - 2nd - 01/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12
Led P1, left the glory to Paul. Great route, awesome exposure
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Paul Anker
Led P2. Loved/hated the delicate step out, had me in nervous stitches
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 27/May/12 with TimKnight
Do P1 so Dan could lead P2. Sweaty and awesome.
treg - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Dan Osbaldeston
Its still a lovely climb
steve2006 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Andrew Pearson
Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/May/12
I led first pitch B climbed 2nd pitch well but the extra large sling that formed a prussic,the stuck friend, and being too short all made my climb not so good!
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with Brian
David Shelmerdine - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with liam talbot
Fine first pitch, disasterous second pitch. Failing light and a terryfying layback across the flake! The ropes got stuck so I had to have a tr lowered down and then my shoe got stuck (as in bomb proof anchor stuck). With great difficulty I untied it, freed my foot, wrestled the shoe out the crack, threw it to the floor, lowered off and left Dave to an abseil clean in the dark. Sorry Dave!
talbot_60 - 2nd dnf - 22/May/12 with David Shelmerdine
jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12 with Will P
James led the first pitch, I got past the crux onto the face then hit a brick wall. TR lowered for final section. HVS due to the exposure and lack of gear on the face IMO
williap - AltLd dnf - 20/May/12 with James
mattshort - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Alan Murray
Dean177 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Alan Dibben
Won the toss for 2nd pitch.
Dibdawg - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Dean Merchant
elbeanio - Lead O/S - 07/May/12
Mike Hood - AltLd - 06/May/12
started hailing on us at the belay pint at end of p1 but still great route.
henry francis - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with stopsy
The Dangler - 2nd β - 03/May/12
peaker16 - Lead - 02/May/12
davespider - AltLd O/S - May/12 with mickey seule, jules mckim
Patrick Hill - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Mark Chevassut
Hidden - 2nd β - May/12
catie - 2nd O/S - May/12
mcphillipsa391 - Lead - May/12
David Kay - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/12 with Mark Proctor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/12
P1 this time. Bridging works really well
Batt - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/12 with James Hoyes
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/12 with Rachel B
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12
Lead 1st pitch. 2nd pitch quite spicy until I found the 'secret' jug. Great route.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Job
Fell, swung avoiding crux
ladymuck - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with George Nichols
Was completely flummoxed by the start of the second pitch, until a helpful passer-by pointed out the hidden foot. A delightful romp.
George Nichols - Lead β - 14/Apr/12 with Kim Ashworth
hoggy90 - AltLd - 01/Apr/12
timmyhobby - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with hoggy90
Rob p1, me p2. Found "the move" hard. Scared. Bloody scared.
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12
Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Rosh
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/12
pete1993 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Nick
Will P1, me P2. Stupendous! Found the awkward move past the bulge on the first pitch to be the hardest single move, but the excitement on the traverse and the first move on the face, in an amazing position, makes the second pitch an absolute VS classic.
treg - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Will
Nick1812P - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Pete
Lead 1st pitch, seconded 2nd pitch in the dark.
Steve13 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Craig Lukins
clukins - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Steve Holland
lead both pitches, strange moves
mattorford - Lead - 24/Mar/12
alias dave - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Sam.EB
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/12
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/12 with James
Lead pitch 2
disturbed_one51 - AltLd - 16/Mar/12 with Wee man
Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 16/Mar/12 with Mark Williams
Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Malc
Roberto - 11/Mar/12
I lead the second pitch, amazing route worthy of the three stars!
Jay C - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Jack N
led 1st pitch
Steeve - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with phil d
joe1joe1joe2 - 2nd O/S - Mar/12
Three men and one belay plate. Fun. Top effort by Tom as his first experience outdoors on rock!
Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Tom Milburn, Sion McGuinnes
HarryB - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Al
Most ridiculous rope system ever used, excellent climb though.
Jonny Raines - 2nd β - 19/Feb/12 with John Murphy, Al Docherty, Harry Bloxham, Tom Mansfield
Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Feb/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead - 02/Feb/12
Attempted first pitch and then backed off because I didn't think of bridging the awkward bit. :-/
cameron_hall - Lead dnf - 21/Jan/12 with Hamish Legge
Hamish led the first pitch and then we backed off the second as it was getting really windy and unpleasant.
cameron_hall - 2nd dnf - 21/Jan/12 with Hamish Legge
Lead first pitch no problems, backed off second pitch due to extreme and changing winds. Want to go and complete whole route. But lovely first pitch.
hlegge - Lead dnf - 21/Jan/12 with Cameron Hall
dickie01 - AltLd - 15/Jan/12 with Joe Heasman
finished on pebbledash, too slimy
tomc - Lead dnf - 06/Jan/12
Led both pitches. By the time we made it to the top of the first pitch the light had gone and the wind and rain was coming in hard. I kept moving down the flake by the light of my headtorch to find 'the secret foothold below the roof'. I ended up hanging by my arms with my feet swinging in the dark abyss. It was at this point I knew I had gone too far down the flake. Unbelievably I managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, whilst attempting to extricate myself. All in all an emotional ride.
funsized - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/12
garywalker147 - 2012
mike kann - 2012
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Will Caesar - AltLd - 2012
Lead 1st pitch, 2nd pitch is awesome!
crag_hopper_Jay - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Andy Peters
matt perks - 2012
davidtrelawnyross - 2012
alan moore - 2012
Stewart Armstrong - 2012
matt perks - 2012
JonG - 2012
Hidden - 2012
antclark6381 - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
nbotting - 2012
rob 528 - 2012
Dave Hill - 2012
Roger Kirke - 2012
Bloody tough first pitch!
Rhythm24 - Lead dnf - 03/Dec/11 with MikeCheque
THE single most scary thing I've ever done, with or with out a rope! first pitch is nothing compared to the down climb on the seccond pitch
Rhythm24 - 2nd O/S - 03/Dec/11 with MikeCheque
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/11
Almost got blown off in gale force winds! Sunny and dry though. The second can be protected on the traverse by dropping a rope down from the top belay
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Emily
Tried to jam the offwidth seconding p2 - bad idea in damp conditions! Good lead Mr Walker
jonnybull - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Alex
Peff 1st pitch. Another obscure grit grade.....went round left arete to finish, no gear for move off the ledge. Great route.
beds74 - AltLd - 19/Nov/11 with Jon Peffer
J1PEF - AltLd - 19/Nov/11 with beds
I led P1. For P2, must remember next time to put the rope that will ultimately be protecting the second behind the flake to protect the leader as they descend to the step across.
Both belays were in superb positions in the November sun.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with Mike Tempest
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/11
1st pitch this time. Amazing. Rope problems again
Cake - AltLd rpt - 06/Nov/11 with John Cooper
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/11
Ballsy step out 2nd pitch
Joe.Elliott1 - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/11
bsmedz - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/11 with Ben Westwood
lewiz - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Mishtu Tiwary, Vlad Vishnyakov
mishtu - 2nd - 30/Oct/11 with lewiz
Anthony Dixon - Lead - 29/Oct/11
Alan Dixon - AltLd - 29/Oct/11 with Anthony Dixon
Has been on my wish list since i started climbing and so glad to get it ticked off! Just one slight problem, started on the jamming of the first pitch and after an hour we both decided we couldn't jam very well. So we backed off and did pebble dash then traversed further round into a belay then Pete traversed into the first belay of Valkyrie and we continued onward from there. Cool position moving round the spike and onto the arete, made a
second belay on the corner as we only had a single rope, the drag would've been insane! Cool link up!
jack1996 - AltLd β - 28/Oct/11 with pete
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11
Charlotte did an awesome job on this!
tom.ireson - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/11 with Charlotte Latter
I lead P2.
LJC - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with ben.richards
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Luca Celano
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11
head went to peices before the traverse across from the flake, but once i had done it found it easy. a good route
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with dave bowler
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/11
Hidden - Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Sep/11
Lead.Andy Moncrief sec Derek Carter.It felt good to do this brilliant route at 68 after using up most of my reserves on the Sloth.I found the first pitch tricky,but the crux moves on the second pitch were a delight once you get your feet sorted.Superb position traversing the nose where I had to untie one of my ropes on second.A great lead by Andy who is no young tiger.Well worth the trip from Bristol.
derek carter - 28/Sep/11
Hidden - 27/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/11
stephenhartley - AltLd β - 27/Sep/11 with Burns
Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/11
fjellogpadleskole - 27/Sep/11
John Lewis - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Chris
Wet thrutchfest up and down a greasy crack. Found very hard, not technically, just mentally on greasy bulges. First time on grit need to get used to it. Would like to repeat in better style
davetaylor - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Shawn Taylor
Should do again after warming up first. Mentally unprepared so didn't enjoy it as much as I should have.
minaturechris - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with John Lewis
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/11
Dan Geh - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/11 with Adam Jordan, Thomas Geh
tgeh - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/11 with adam jordan, dan geh
adam 24 - 21/Sep/11
Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11
rain stopped play.
Curly Rich - 2nd dnf - 11/Sep/11 with GMC Stuart
Danny Crump - AltLd - 11/Sep/11 with Lauren Brown
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11
Hedley - Lead dog - 10/Sep/11 with Jonathan How
Needed very tight rope in places. Way out of my league at the moment!
FrJ - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/11 with Hedley
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11
johnnyboulton - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/11 with Simon Hills
Glad I didn't do the second pitch - pretty exposed!
AMJ098 - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Dan Geh
Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11
vix - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with luke
eeonz - 2nd - 21/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/11
slacky - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Andes, Gary
P1 - me, clean o/s, P2 - Tim; dogged, wet after shower, off route, as lead moved ropes to avoid drag. Miserable.
nrhardy - AltLd dog - 20/Aug/11 with Tim
barrowclough - Lead - 17/Aug/11 with Peter Lane
second ever time seconding!
fingerjugger - 2nd dog - 17/Aug/11
sgl0jd - 17/Aug/11
Led P1. A bit damp. Brilliant climbing on the second pitch.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Simon
Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/11
Second pitch !
Petarghh - AltLd - 08/Aug/11
Stoney Boy - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Nick Conway
hotfeet - Lead - 06/Aug/11 with Mac
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/11
Bumblebee Biggs - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11
Lead second pitch. 1st = fine, 2nd = pretty airy and bold, very awkward move stepping down and left. Good route but top pitch is not VS imo.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Tim Rogers
Liked it but hated it. I lead the second bit from the big flake.
aretherenoneleft - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11
Kyle87 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11
peter myers - AltLd - Aug/11 with ben humphris
Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11
Jayboy - AltLd - 31/Jul/11 with Tom Dicks
seconded first pitch, lead second
kermit_uk - AltLd rpt - 31/Jul/11 with Ian
robman - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11
sten - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Tommy Franzen
Well chuffed to have lead it, Ade lead first pitch and me the second, thrilling stuff.
andrusht84 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with ade pickstock
I led first pitch, RH side of slabby grove is grubby so I climbed up the corner. Belay stance is good. A big sling is a must over the flake. Dan led the second pitch great lead, the exposure is brilliant. Great climb though not as bad as it's reputation.
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Dan L
Perfect climb on a perfect summer evening. I can't think of a better VS.
Kafoozalem - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Sue Hazel
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11
stronglikebear - AltLd - 25/Jul/11 with Johnny B Diggerman
asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Matt Todd
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11
zach.stone - 2nd - 15/Jul/11 with Peter Hill
i_a_coops - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11
theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Zach Stone
martin c - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11
JaseSSDD - 2nd - 14/Jul/11 with Ian Barker
andybirtwistle - Lead - 12/Jul/11 with Keith Lonsdale
Damian 1st pitch, me 2nd. Have wanted to do this since my first ever day climbing outside, didn't disappoint!!
bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Damian
2nd pitch in the rain!
Daymo - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Gaz
1st attempt got to the belay and it started raining, so bailed up the corner. 2nd try no rain.
Double ropes are needed to protect the 2nd.
NearlyDutchDan - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/11 with Andreea
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11
Not really good or bad, P1 is awful and pitch 2 is just weird.
jwpil - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mat
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11
darlolad - AltLd - Jul/11
Anta Misina - 2nd - Jul/11
did Valkyrie as a warm up before the sloth, wish i did not, forgot how demanding this route is for a VS
Fred_Richard - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Kat
Rampikino - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Jennifer Randall, Cat
kat-lyle - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with fred
Lead first pitch, seconded the second which was no walk in the park
gpcomps - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Chris Bridgland
Led second pitch. An absolute 3 start stunner......but watch the rope drag !
Stoff - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with gpcomps
matthewjames - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/11 with Alex Bashford
marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Andy Shep
Hannes B - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Sandra & Pascal
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/11
amazing. has been on the list forever, and didn't disappoint!
jpmole - 2nd - 11/Jun/11
led 2nd pitch. hard for VS but a great route.
al123 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with alistair
Alroy - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Al
Killianmurphy - 2nd - 10/Jun/11 with Matt Snell
HARD but so many different skils required to climb makes it well worth the effort. crack climbing, balence, fingery, crimpy, undercuts, smear, bold, jugs and ROPE DRAG (which was my own fault lol)
minirollsrule - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11
im having valkyrie next time!!
biobuild - AltLd dog - 10/Jun/11
floss_81 - Lead - 08/Jun/11 with steve ashworth, john frost
stephen ashworth - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with john frost, floss_81
p1 for stephen, p2 for me. Janey got the short straw and had to second both. Lovely climb.
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with stephen, janey
rockjedi - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Sara Williams
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/11
TRFrost - Lead β - 05/Jun/11 with N. Price
An experience worthy of the reputation. Got on it first thing, finished at 9.15 a.m. Descending the flake was a lot harder than I had thought it would be, the step across in contrast felt quite straight forward. After turning the corner rope jam came into effect making the first move up feel very tenuous. A howling gale tried to blow me off the top making communication with Dan impossible and I didn't give him enough slack for to descend the flake.
Bobling - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with Dan
np134 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with T. Frost, N. Howett
Excellent route. Just gutted I didn't get photos; but thanks to the girl who drew the picture! Epic route! Brilliant!
gavinpeach - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11 with Simon Piron
Amazing route, with a bit of everything thrown at you! Disco leg and my poor jamming technique made the descent at the start of the second pitch a nightmare!
The Norris - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/11 with Gavin
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/11
craig naylor - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with nick
Got lost, tried going up the crack on the nose before going all the way around it. fell off trying
sideswiper - 2nd dog - Jun/11
Pbclimbing.com - AltLd - Jun/11 with henry castle
Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/11
Hidden - Lead dog - 29/May/11
tomhill#1 - Lead O/S - 28/May/11
jakelodge - Lead rpt - 27/May/11 with Lawrence Bird
Lawrence Bird - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with jakelodge
pie_eater_pete - AltLd - 24/May/11 with bwestwood
matthias13 - Lead rpt - 24/May/11 with wirralclimber1984
Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/11
Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/11
Lead P2, Graham Lead P1. Crackin' climb! Loads of fun stepping out onto the nose from the flake, a good head game. Cheers Lads.
gary.barr - AltLd - 12/May/11 with Graham Dykes, Ally Singleton
great fun esp if you don't give the leader any beta, the look on his face, priceless.
gd303uk - AltLd - 12/May/11 with Ally, gary.barr
Did the first pitch of matinee. Still amazing :)
fennerz - AltLd O/S - 08/May/11 with Sean Grady
culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with james burnside
grady - AltLd O/S - May/11
I led P1, puzzling moves off the flake, but worked it out in the end.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong - 30/Apr/11
claregardiner - Lead - 29/Apr/11
Spanner - 2nd β - 28/Apr/11 with Bweakers
Lead pitch one and two clean, awesome route, loved the exposure!
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Mark Roe
matty123 - Lead dog - 28/Apr/11 with Verity Auty
A great end to the Roaches section of the trip.
MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen
richyg - 28/Apr/11
Great route. Lead p2. Bit awkward downclimbing flake but fine when you get the hidden foothold on the right.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Dad
P1-Bob-suprisingly clean and pleasant pitch.
P2- Tom- eventually located the 'hidden' foothold,
straightforward after.Good rope work made for a relaxing second!
Previously lead in 1993
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Bob/Tom
Second time lucky. Halves are a must as rope drag can stop you in your tracks on the second pitch otherwise. This was my mistake the first time around.
MarkRoe - AltLd RP - 24/Apr/11 with Bob Oldale
Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Darren Belfield
Finally done it! seconded it after two months of climbing and fell twice. not touched it after two years and got the lead clean.
Double Knee Bar - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/11 with Iain
james.peter - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Aimee Wariner
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Apr/11
John Newbiggin - 2nd - 19/Apr/11 with Anthony Eccles
Led the first pitch this time and sat in the sun whilst ally put the second one together :)
AMarchant - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Ally Hurst
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11
rockman - AltLd - 19/Apr/11 with Andrew Edwards
In three pitches...
iceaxejuggler - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/11 with Naomi
First route of the day- started up first pitch, messed around under roof for ages, came back down and JT led 1st pitch. Set off down stupendous 2nd pitch, fantastic until around corner, but backed off move up(eventually had to do something sketchy and dynamic on 2nd), reversed & tried cracks, reversed these two on o.k. jams, belayed, & JT finished off lead. Poor boy. Luckily despite glorious weather there was no queue!
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with JT
led second pitch
pldarch - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Sam Bosanquet
sambosanquet101 - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Peter Darch
tgeh - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with dan geh
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh
Amy Kilpin - 2nd - 09/Apr/11
John Roberts (JR) - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11
Jonni - Lead - 09/Apr/11
sara n - TR O/S - 09/Apr/11 with CB
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/11
Lead first pitch. Awkward bulge passed on right as I looked for gear there, though left looked easier! Second pitch looks thrilling from the belay and was scary in reality. Very delicate move across onto the crease while holding onto a tiny pebble. Felt relief getting around onto the front! Thought Via Dolorosa was much more fun!
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Marcus Levens
Thom's birthday present :)
jelaby - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Thom Allen, CoffeePot
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/11
monika paprzycka - 2nd - 28/Mar/11 with Jeremy Axford
Its all in the traverse...
richardr - AltLd - 27/Mar/11
nai - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Richard
Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/11 with Anna
Led second pitch with short rest before the crux...
James Gomez - AltLd dog - 23/Mar/11 with Tom Bauer
Tombauer - AltLd - 23/Mar/11 with James Gomez
grp - Lead β - 20/Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11
climbed with geoff and jt, It rained, fell after the flake messy climb
groliver26 - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with Geoff Pyatt
crispyboy - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Lashlin
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with S.Bennett
lead first pitch, second second pitch
chrism225 - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with jonny
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11
Darrell Read - Lead - 19/Mar/11 with Alistair Everett, George Stevens
odox - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Grant Harris
JRae - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with C Middleton, Libby K
Lead first pitch, struggled on second but was successful. Reached top just as sun was disappearing.
johnpuddephatt - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Matt Robinson
Did 2nd pitch. Much talked about crux move made having the beta unavoidable. Consequently the move across took a lot less than 40mins. Still felt airy though.
Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd β - 13/Mar/11 with John
Gibbs - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/11
Had a fall trying to get the hidden foothold, wasn't too bad afterwards despite being scared stiff and in the dying light!
Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd dog - 13/Mar/11 with Paul Gibbison
I got the first pitch, tricky moves, green and slightly damp. Seconded the crux pitch in very dim light, exposed and scary but an incredible route.
Tom_Jermy - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with David Kirsfelds
Tom took the first pitch, I did the second. Superb climbing and great exposure. I didn't realise how far around the arete you have to traverse before good holds appear, so I ended up trying the jamming crack instead which was nails. Managed to reverse (phew) and went up around the arete again. Next day had to ab off to retrieve gear in the crack which Tom couldn't reach.
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Tom Jermy
Led 2nd pitch. Sweet classic!
Jonas Paulsson - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Robin Dahlberg
Lead first pitch
chrisbrown_023 - AltLd β - 06/Mar/11 with Jamie Fowler
awesome day in the sun.
hard for VS i thought but can see where the grade is justified...
the step across was a bitch !
TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with addam
tatty112 - AltLd O/S - Mar/11
Second pitch. Knew what was coming after fantasising over pictures but still great. Got a bit lost around the corner.
Aid@n - AltLd - Feb/11 with John Moran
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/11
Hidden - Feb/11
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jan/11
First trad lead, not as scary as i thought. Need to practice getting nuts in cleanly.
Onion - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Nick A, Giles W
Lead first pitch, no probs but slightly worrying traverse to flake, above dodgy cam placement. Second pitch - didn't fancy it much after James struggled, but went for it and found the climb-down off the flake good fun, and nailed the step left - then found myself on v.tiny ledge with 10 ft of slack, trying to flick rope over the arete to finish. Glad I wasn't trying to lead that pitch - was at my limit.
Phil Layton - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with james Wilkins
Always do this route first when I go to theroaches, top route crux is 5a if you miss the foothold
hilty - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11
jon clayton - AltLd - 20/Jan/11 with sasha
P1 seconding P2 is just as scary as leading it unless your leader gets the ropes in the right position.
The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/11 with Dan with the van
dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with AO
JG - 2011
Luke Brooks - 2011
walts4 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
centurion05 - 2011
centurion05 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
paul79 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Bob - 2011
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2011 with John Stokes
Dave Rumney - 2011
ColinD - 2011
Sean Kelly - 2011
Gareth H - 2011
MHutch - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Danny Bags - 2011
Steff007 - AltLd O/S - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 2011
Hidden - 2011
thedoctorisin - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011
Always an absolute classic, even when the start and finish are green and damp! Chris P1, Phil P2. Went up the direct crack on P1 which I hadn't done before. My Rockfax book shows line going round to the right, when in fact I think the crack is probably the correct line (as shown in the BMC guidebook). Rockfax also shows the wrong line after the traverse on P2 (they may have corrected this in the newer edition). Will buy the BMC book instead next time! Where is the four stars button?
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 12/Dec/10 with Phil Gibson
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 12/Dec/10
rosieposey14 - 2nd dnf - 14/Nov/10 with mark challoner
pabbage - AltLd - 31/Oct/10
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Emma
madasten - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Paul
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Ben Ram
lead second pitch
Ade P - AltLd - 30/Oct/10
thecurlyone - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Robert Dufton
muwasi - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with tim
tim123487 - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with murray weatherly sinclair
good climb, scary stuff stepping off the flake to the undercut!
ben1987 - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/10
2nd pitch. Class move left from the flake!
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/10 with clare
CharlieMack - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/10 with Tom Seabridge
DOVEY - 20/Oct/10 with Steve jones
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10
mark_jc - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10
lead first pitch
iwebster59017 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with MarkRoe
simeclimb68 - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/10
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Richard Lines
ig248 - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/10
ushi - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Jen
Lead second pitch after coming off at the crux. Bloomin classic route. Interesting finding the step at the bottom of the flake to support you and a committed step over, quite balancy. Recommended.
AndyPeters - AltLd dog - 14/Oct/10 with james sanders
Bailed after decending the second flake, could not see the move.
John Lewis - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/10 with Lee Parsons
I lead 2nd pitch, very nice step down off the flake made a whole lot worse by very strong winds and hurrendous rope drag
Rick Ashton - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with andy gibb
Garron - Lead β - 02/Oct/10
Griff87 - 02/Oct/10 with Arran Fradgley
firthy1234 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/10
andysroom - AltLd O/S - Oct/10
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Ben West
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/10
Led second pitch, coming down the flake and making the delicate step over felt hard!!! Great route, well worth it's stars!
leroybrown - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Ian W
Led 1st pitch
Ianwesterby - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Leo
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10
Lead pt2. Didn't drop down low enough, which resulted in a gripping foot-pebble/crimping traverse - was gripped. Unlike any other VS I have ever done. Shame about the Diff around the corner to finish (didn't really know where I was meant to go - thought it went closer to the arete.)
Oliver Branagan - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Miles M
i took the first pitch and ran it from about half height
MilesMcgennity - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Oliver Branagan
gazfellows - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with shaun d
lead 2nd pitch, really nice climb, exposed and delicate.. top out has interesting features for belay..
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Kit Perry
Lead the first pitch, great exposure, quite scary on the traverse even for the second. Amazing climb.
Chris Perry - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Matt Rust
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10
Aufton - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/10 with James Johnson
Led the 2nd pitch. One committing move. Thought about backing off.
Chi Cheng - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Liam Brown
Jay J - AltLd - 16/Sep/10
Lead second pitch.
DaveFidler - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10
Found down-climbing the crack the hardest and scarest part.
catblack - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Dad
Fourth time on the route. Why is descending the flake still scary?
jshields - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Gavin
gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd dnf - Sep/10
Lead first pitch
sam_cox - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with Mark
Lead the first pitch. One good move, bit polished though. Clair lead the important pitch and had a whole world of fun!
Daniels735 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Clair Fowler
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10
hotfeet - AltLd - 30/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/10
got all the way along the traverss, but could not drag the rope round on to the slab to finnish. Was not going to Belay or lower off two cams so peat eventiualy managed to get a roap down from the top. Not an easy place to belay at the top either. then managed to abb down for gear, bit of a epic leading to a well jammed sling left on the flake. Long day, but cool route. leave yourself a lot of time for this one.
Storm Hunter - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/10
Led both pitches
cem - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Wilkinson
Mark Salter - Lead β - 16/Aug/10 with Gareth Lewis
Lead 1st pitch
MaccMark - AltLd - 16/Aug/10 with Philip Jarvis
Helen led the first pitch which seemed a bit harder that 4b. Possibly due to lack of friction as it was v.hot. I led pitch 2 and got very gripped by the exposure moving across the traverse. Move to get established on the slab was big stretch for me. Tricky ropework. Brilliant route.
climbinmunkey - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Helen
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/10
Did 2nd pitch after hard days bouldering. Quite a journey. HVS I reckon but superb whatever the grade.
Would of felt easier with more skin.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 07/Aug/10 with Normal Steve
Polished. Led second pitch. really wierd move.
nadeem - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Tom Foote
SteWatkins - Aug/10
Noodles30 - Lead O/S - Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/10
Me first, Dan second. Exposed to the max.
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with dan m
WalnutHorse - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10
did in one pitch
Audrey @ The Castle - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10
twodada - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Duncan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10
Rach and James led, I went along for the ride.
spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with James Hoyes, Rachel Batt
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/10
irish paul - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Sarah Joyce
P2-me, P1-James, Rach got the joys of seconding all of it! Good value, suffered a bit from rope drag on the final ascent of the face, work that out better next time.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with rachael spraggs, James Hoyes
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/10
Mike Turner - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/10 with Dan Simmonds
led 1st pitch
DaNo123 - AltLd - 09/Jul/10 with mike turner
lead P2, very exposed and rope drag an issue.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Claire
squidgebob - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with jamie
I don’t get it - probably one of the least pleasant climbs I've had the misfortune to find myself on!
DorsetGareth - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Pip
first and only grit trad climb. was very easy but fookin scary. ran out of gear for the belay, struggled to fit anything in the gutters at top
mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10
more scary than the sloth
grubes - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10
Shorty83 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Giles
Fantastic climb. Led P2
coombsy - AltLd - Jul/10 with Rich G
guido - AltLd - Jul/10
Guy Wilson - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Carl Betts
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/10
John P1, Me P2. Did traverse without problem, but struggled going up front trying to make sure rope did not get cought under lip in arete. Had previously led P1 with Danny in 2008.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 23/Jun/10 with John Bayliss
led 1st pitch fine. Bryan led 2nd pitch cleanly & smoothly; I didnt, scary.
john_ni - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Bryan Lewis
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10
Down climb def the harder part of the route.
Stepping across went very smoothly
wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Rob
Led P2. Whoa. Took absolutely ages getting off the top of the flake and slithering down, half in the crack.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Ian Straton
Jools lead first pitch (struggled a little) I lead second pitch. Down climb was scary but fine. Had a mare on the step across. Hung around for a long time trying to figure out the move which I still didn't get right. Rest of route went fine.
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Julian O'Neill
hardoreVdiffBen - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10
spicy step across but easy
Alroy - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with ben peake
lead second pitch
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10
wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with james
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/10
Lead the first pitch which is nice but simple enough. The second pitch is the one; not technically dificult, just airy and committing. The leader will not avoid rope drag, and if using two ropes leave one unclipped for the second to be protected on the flake, or a huge fall is possible! As for the hidden foothold it is as plain as day, so don't go hunting for what is obvious. A true classic!
matt.jj - AltLd - 05/Jun/10
greatful for the rope beta, after seeing the party before us spend an hour faffing with caught ropes on the last pitch
Ian Broome - AltLd β - 05/Jun/10 with Rich Wainwright
did the first pitch fine. Struggled moving across the flake with head games then found i could not move down the flake holding on sideways and lowered off just before the crux.
scotty h - 2nd dnf - 03/Jun/10 with Tim Nixon, Ronnie
Led P2 - easy when you know how :)
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with SteveyM
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10
SteveMyatt - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mark Fairbank
siah - Lead - 28/May/10 with eddie
Damn rope drag!!
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 28/May/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/10
saalty - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with eddy, colin, jay
hardest route mentally i have ever done on the second pitch
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 27/May/10
szelest - TR dnf - 27/May/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10
Ali first pitch
Glyn second pitch
Ali H - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Glyn
Chnaged my mind, I did it gain but with less expectation of it this time, three stars.
Got eaten alive by the spawning midgies at the belay.
Glyn Davidson - AltLd rpt - 22/May/10 with Ali
I led pitch 2. The best gritstone route I've climbed so far.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with ditch
Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/10
bjlsmith - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Mike Dennis
Hidden - Lead - 15/May/10
stoned - Lead - 15/May/10
Had real bad rope drag due to climbing on single rope..Wont make that mistake again..! Every day is a learning day..!!!
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Lee
frigged the second pitch after not finding the hidden foot hold. Chris managed it and I kicked myself afterwards for not managing it!
bigbobbyking - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Chris Allan
Steve lead first pitch I lead second!
Awesome route just scary enough although stood on the belay ledge looking across was ar worse than the climbing itself
kermit_uk - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Steve Woolass
chrisallan - Lead O/S - 09/May/10
John Pickles - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/May/10
Didn't find this as easy as I was anticipating bearing in mind it was a repeat. Still masses of rope drag on final slab despite best efforts
mullermn - Lead rpt - 03/May/10 with Tom Perrin
Managed to descend the flake too far and so included a more-awkward-than-necessary rockover onto the traverse. With this exception it was a really nice route.
PerrinT - 2nd - 03/May/10 with Andy Arbon
Lead first pitch, climb of my life. Partner declined the final slab and back climbed the crux. Abbed off belay stance.
pffft - AltLd dnf - 02/May/10
For whatever reason could not managed the slabby finish so ended up doing the hard part forwards and backwards whilst placing and retrieving the protection, 3rd ever climb I've backed off and I'm still not sure why !! Need more time on grit.
98%monkey - Lead dnf - 02/May/10 with Luke
chedder - AltLd - 02/May/10 with stu harth
williamsd79 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10
ciaran1999 - AltLd - 28/Apr/10 with saul
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10
Souljah - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with kasia and nick
Easy 1st pitch, got really gripped on the descent move off the flake (friends pointed out the secret foot hold). Messed up the ropes, loads of drag, had to untie and lower rope down to Jon. Pretty tough for VS...
Alex Thompson - Lead β - 27/Apr/10 with Jon Thompson
Wow... agree with the guidebook - the greatest outing on grit in the UK!!! Transition from the shiny pebble balancey stuff after thuggish moves around stunning exposure down climb on lip... all in an afternoons VS extravaganza!! To Wales we go... and BEYOND!!
jon thompson27 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Alex Thompson
Led first pitch.
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with mel_1
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Mike
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10
rested a little on the rope on the way down...
Oliver Houston - AltLd dog - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
Revisiting this old freind - can't remember when I first did it or how many times since. Beautiful day and Roni's target route. Still great.
philhilo - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/10 with roni beer
Purple Roni - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Phil Leng
Awesome climb one ive been wanting for a while now would have been nicer if the sun come out but still enjoyable and a little scary. Low in the grade at VS 4C I think
mitchellbowen1990 - Lead β - 19/Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10
davewsargent - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with peter sargent
Cool moving across the flake, was left uninspired by the rest.
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Conor Clarke
Sari Nevala - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Lucy
Got tangled in rope at the crux, which made it slightly emotional!
Hexman - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Andy Holder
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with John Nuttall
willson - AltLd - 04/Apr/10 with Phil Stubbs
Gigga - AltLd O/S - Apr/10
D.Andrew - AltLd - 23/Mar/10
Had a go at the lead and backed off, head must not be in gear after the xmas lay-off! Yan made short work of it. The second pitch was probably scarier to second!
willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10
Didn't commit to crux for an age, will hunt arrived and before the banter could begin in earnest got on with it. Ben took the 1st pitch
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Ben Finley
BenedictIEP - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/10 with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet
BenedictIEP - 2nd dnf - 21/Mar/10 with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet
hvs and crap
BicepAndrews - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with James Maddison
buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Simon B (OB)
willoates - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with lawrence
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10
phil stubbs - Mar/10 with Matt Wilson
quite heart pumping!
thefuturesmiles - AltLd O/S - Mar/10
The weather was snowing and the rock minging.
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Dan
jimmatthews - Lead - 20/Feb/10
No easier than 27 yrs ago!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 13/Feb/10 with SC
darlolad - AltLd O/S - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
GF - 2010
Pbclimbing.com - 2010
katyvose1 - 2010
Ebarnes - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 2010
pie_eater_pete - 2010
Hidden - Lead rpt - 2010
Ken Taylor - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010
philw - 2010
clair.fowler - Lead O/S - 2010
rurp - Lead O/S - 2010
I had first pitch
IAmAStone - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/09 with Skippy
Nature_Boy12689 - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/09 with Layla Peploe
LaylayPants - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/09 with Andy Richards
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09
This seemed hard and scary for both of us, but we were both frozen. Amazing route all the same
Cake - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Matt
Really good route, gonna make sure i lead it next time!
Singleton_Alex - 2nd O/S - Nov/09 with NHowett
Made the first pitch easy.
Climbed up and over the flake, but clouldn't reach across with any of the available limbs.
Less cake and biscuits and I'll come back next year
Mike_Gannon - Lead dnf - 30/Oct/09 with Karl Hartwig
petegunn - AltLd - 29/Oct/09 with Davina
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/09
First Pitch i lead
ccraigg22 - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Nick
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09
Me pitch 1, Pierce pitch 2. Good effort my Pierce considering this is his first year climbing.
JWB - AltLd rpt - 25/Oct/09 with Pierce
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Tom Powell
I led first pitch and DGR led second.
RachaelB - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Duncan Graham-Rowe
matthias13 - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with Mike Parker
loundsy - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with bex
belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with loundsy
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Rachel Berkowitz
Mike Parker - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Rich Matthias
ig248 - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Andrew Marshall
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Rik Battye
goddamm7 - AltLd dnf - 08/Oct/09 with Sandrex
Glad to have ticked this baby off the list. The crux move was "emotional", and finishing in the dark added to the occasion. Tried to go up the nails off width like the guide book suggests before seeing reason and following the polish.
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Emily Blain
Alt leads did 2nd pitch
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Matt, Nic and Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09
awesome, even the belay at the top is interesting, keep a no3 Camalot. You can't practice this stuff at a wall! We one had one rope so I had to use lots of extenders
steve2006 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Andrew Pearson
lead crux pitch
Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Nathan Sharp
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09
Smudge led the first pitch. I led through. Hugged the bottom of the flake for a good 5 mins puzzled as to wtf to do. Then a helpful chap pointed out the hidden foothold and the rest was a joy. Cheese was distinctly unimpressed… Sorry mate…
ianjfsutcliffe - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Smudge
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/09
lead 2nd pitch.
Dux - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Andy Smith
Phil found a hidden hold on the frst pitch which turns the alkward section into one easy pull through. Really enjoyed the second pitch :D Phil led both pitches as i had led it before.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Phil Baxter
chris sm - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Pippa Froggatt
second on first pitch and glad it's a horrible climb. awkward climb down the flake on 2nd pitch to a peach of a move/step out
jubolo - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with mark
dasdo - 2nd - 19/Sep/09
PeteH - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Noel Peatfield
ndp - AltLd - 15/Sep/09
melonmike - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Emily Bond
Em66 - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Mike
Led P1 this time.
Neil D - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/09 with Boriz Korzh
Lead pitch 2.
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Neil Dowse
reubensampson - 2nd - 09/Sep/09 with Phil Buckle
joese7en - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
esther - Lead - Sep/09
led 2nd pitch with hangover, 2nd didn't want to do it, so abbed for gear which was more scary than the climb!
Helen Gibson - Lead - 30/Aug/09
ben__day - Lead β - 29/Aug/09 with Martin Parmitter
Messed the route up with my ropework on pitch two, jammed one of the rope and made it a real struggle after going around the nose. Still a great route.
krikoman - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Neil Peeley
I lead first pitch, Mark did the hard bit!
Peeley.b - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Mark Readman
AMarchant - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Anthony Eccles
Led P1. Got scared on P2!
Becky E - AltLd - 15/Aug/09 with Mark Mercer
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09
Paul led P1 in the wet, I led P2 in the dry. P2 is easy apart from the flake (which is just wierd because it's a down climb) and the delicate step is delightful, if you go low enough, stay high and it's gonna be a lot harder! Careful as you step over the newly missing flake on the headwall; it's very muddy/loose.
ebf - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Paul Stephenson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/09
Slipped on the climb down. Fantastic exposure on the traverse. I found undercutting helped.
Glennjoe - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/09 with Iain
Double Knee Bar - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/09 with Iain
Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/09 with Stana
Fell off on pitch 2 at the balancy crux after leading pitch 1 ok. Have since seen a few pics and the trick seems to be a hand low down on teh break rather than gripping pebbles like I did ! Next time ...
jandyd05 - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/09 with Julie Anglesea
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09
Led P1. Pulled on a sling for balance as I stepped across from the flake on P2. Otherwise good ascent!
KeithW - AltLd dog - 02/Aug/09 with Kev Bowser
Stuart Wildman - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Jon Tan
quiffhanger - Lead - 26/Jul/09
Excellent climb. First pitch harder work than the 2nd IMO. Didn't find the traverse as scary as expected. Big rope drag by the end - better ropework next time.
mullermn - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Kylie Richards
Kylie - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/09 with mullermn
Led 1st pitch
Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ken T
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/09
What a cock up! Probably not the best choice of route for a team of 3. Will come back and do it properly.
Poco Loco - 2nd dnf - 11/Jul/09 with Bob Barnes, Richard Roberts
Got some bad mojo going on and backed out of the second pitch. I had loads of rope drag, and so needed loads of slack (which I wasn't keen to take) to go up the outer face.
bobbarnes00 - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/09 with James Pomeroy; Richard Roberts
sgl0jd - Lead - 10/Jul/09
Keith Jones - 2nd - 09/Jul/09 with ali
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09
odox - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Andy Birtwistle
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with rob
will6459 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Jon Vardy
robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 04/Jul/09 with Tom
dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Les & James W
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/09
cooper leek - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with crucko
climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 28/Jun/09 with JC
Lead second pitch
RCrockford - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Andy C
Me pitch 1, Mark pitch 2.
JWB - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/09 with Mark Anstey
grakgrak - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with duncan
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09
Stone Rooster - AltLd - 09/Jun/09 with Dave Hormigo
areeves - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09
Seemed much better on the lead- but still felt like I was off!
Twisty - Lead rpt - 31/May/09 with Rayan Sammut
Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/09
What an epic on an epic route
Tomprusk - AltLd rpt - 30/May/09 with Carwyn and Nick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09
Barry D - Lead - 26/May/09 with Richard M
Lead 1st pitch - left side of block easier.
Seconded second pitch - slight balance on the rope on the big step. Battered, bloody and bruised. Excellent stuff
hang_about - AltLd - 25/May/09 with big al
Always a classic!
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 24/May/09 with Gary Lewin
Glorious second pitch. Dave fell off and I lowered him through a holly tree.
Tom Stoddart - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Dave Battley
Great climb despite being severely hungover
dimwit18 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09 with Jamie Fox
tommytwotone - AltLd O/S - 11/May/09 with Nigel
michael burrows - Lead rpt - 10/May/09 with margaret
damned hard work
Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09 with michael burrows
Lead the second pitch. Committing move on the traverse. High in the grade i thought. Not sure I'd give it three stars.
Glyn Davidson - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09 with Ian andrews
nails! And scary! And what a wind was blowing, making it freezing! Good lead from Sam. Lead first pitch.
Jay Mowat - AltLd O/S - 07/May/09 with sam8oy
Absolutely cacked myself moving from the flake. Didn't help that the guide book was wrong and tried to go up the crack. Absolutely nails, eventually went for a wander around the side and found the (much) easier and proper line. Thanks Rockfax for making it all the more "enjoyable"!
sam8oy - AltLd O/S - 07/May/09 with Jay
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09
Hidden - 26/Apr/09
Hidden - 26/Apr/09
TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Jon Brown
dmoir - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Lauren Davies
Lauren Davies - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Dave Moir
nice climb, big moves over first overhang, only had time to do first pitch, will be returning to complete the full classic route that looks amazing
axeman - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with schofield
Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/09
lost the coin toss to lead the second pitch, great fun though even seconding
hembug - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/09 with dan
Hidden - AltLd β - 21/Apr/09
Lead P2. Fantastic route, felt 'out there' for VS. Loved every minute of it.
madmats - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Nick W
JonBrown - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Tiff
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09
Seconded both pitches
MattT88 - 2nd - 14/Apr/09 with Andy Knight
Heisenberg - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with martin bennett
GPN - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Annette
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/09
Awesome! Even though I'd done Valkyrie Direct last week the step across was still intimidating!
JCB42 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09 with James Turner
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Helen Garrett
jored - AltLd - Apr/09 with Ryan
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Lisaaargh
Lead first pitch, very polished and not particularly nice. Not a bad route, the second pitch was good, but not really worth 3*.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Alan
Reaver2k - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Tom Dixon
zephr - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/09
Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/09
Callum T - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Euan Strachan
Lead both pitches! Put in a very poor performance! Bad show.
dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Jamie Nicholson
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Geoff
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Mar/09
nathanroberts89 - 2nd O/S - Mar/09
Hidden - Lead β - Mar/09
ndraper1 - Lead - Mar/09
Lead both pitches, great blind stuff coming down the flake, wind blowing in my eyes so i couldnt see for tears.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Lee Cooper
Tadams - Lead β - 01/Feb/09 with Giles Walton
Giles1 - Lead - 01/Feb/09
keith leonard - 2009
Hidden - 2009
I led the first pitch, Paddy Schofield led the second, ace route.
Andrew Abraham - Lead - 2009
Hidden - Lead - 2009
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Remus Knowles
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 2009 with Rich Till
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 2009
Retreated after first pitch due to the rapidly approaching darkness
Mr. K - 2nd dnf - 31/Dec/08 with Ben Day
quality climb, just wish the dark hadn't stopped play, next time i want the 2nd!
ben__day - Lead - 31/Dec/08 with Mr. K
awesome! uber classic! i led pitch 2 really exposed step out to the arete but totally fantastic!
fennerz - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with rich ball
Jack Symmons - 2nd - Dec/08 with Bridget
Jack 1st pitch, me second pitch (fantastic!)
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Jack Symmons
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Harry
tumbling wizard - Nov/08
Lead pitch 2 - an absolute cracker of a route!
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Andy F
Our second go on the Valkyrie, successful this time. I led first pitch which I found very enjoyable. Then Gerard went for the meat of the climb. Taught by our experience paid really good attention to rope work. Gerard must be really proud. I've blown my on-sight though. Oh well, I went off route last time as it turned out now, should have move around the arete onto the slab instead of trying to tackle the arete directly. What a fantastic climb!
Kirill - AltLd - 12/Oct/08 with Gerard Thornley
Tricky bulge 6m up then good to the first stance right of the flake. Decent down the flake a bit scary but good holds for feet and hands. Good hidden ledge for right foot at the bottom of the flake. Good under hang hold just above the ledge that you step across to help you over. Traverse around the nose to ascend a difficult slab which to my mind is the crux. After this, good jugs to the top. Weather was misty with a fine rain that made the climb greasy and much more difficult than it normally is. Epic climb with great variety!
wild_nomad - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with John
nic42 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Tim Gauntlet
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/08
I'd wanted to do this one, particularly the second pitch for *aaaaages*, so I was really very excited to finally get on it. James led the first pitch very nicely, slippy as hell. Then I ended up having a complete and utter nightmare on it (try 15 minutes desperately hanging/slumping/slipping/swearing at the bottom of the flake). Was completely psyched out when it came to making the step across, and took an age to make it. After that bit (and once I'd calmed down again) it went fairly smoothly. Rope work requires as much concentration as hinted at. May need to have a rematch sans cold at some point.
whiting.jp - AltLd dog - 03/Oct/08 with jamesca
Lead second pitch - fantastic for VS.
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Heather Swift
lead pitch 2
HamishD - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with segei
Led both pitches
MattT88 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Andy Knight
vvanhinsbergh - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Chris Burn
Easy when you know how
DrIan - 2nd - 20/Sep/08 with Scott & Rachel
went up the HVS variation with an awsome off width crack and took 3m fall, re-thought and went the right way
jamiefoxen - Lead dog - 20/Sep/08
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Jonathan
Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/08
barni - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/08 with Oli
Lead first pitch which was straight forward.
Had a bit of trouble with stuck rope on the second pitch.
Don't think I found the illusive foothold, but found "the move" ok anyway
pottsworth - AltLd - 24/Aug/08 with Jonny
Elsier - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Michael, Stuart
Led 2nd Pitch - absolutely superb route
SimonBrown - AltLd β - 22/Aug/08 with Tom Wild
tomB - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Tim Griffin
liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08
Led first pitch.
Becky E - AltLd - 10/Aug/08 with Alan Royle
highclimber - Aug/08
Nature_Boy12689 - 2nd dog - 30/Jul/08 with Some Scottish Bloke
Led both pitches. Lives upto its reputation as a fantastic climb.
JWB - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Chloe
I led the first pitch but we had to back off after Tom had done the flake cos it was chucking it down.
C@rwyn - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Tom
Managed to get on the lip at the bottom of the arete - all the horrible down-climb and the scarry step across, but could not make the move up the crack. Reversed buck to the belay and abseiled from there. Will definitely come back.
Kirill - AltLd dnf - 19/Jul/08 with Gerard Thornley
led first pitch cleanly, we all chickened out of leading second pitch so bailed out up the corner. One to be completed another time!
pebbles - AltLd dnf - 04/Jul/08 with alastair and dave
Climb Rox - Lead - 28/Jun/08 with ben talbot
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with J. Iles-Smith
jiles - AltLd dog - 16/Jun/08
still a great climb when repeated after over 10 years!
brady - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/08 with Roger
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/08
Neil D - AltLd - 13/Jun/08 with Jonny Phillips
stevepotter - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with ken
Back to lead P2 after running away scared a year ago.
harryt - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Craig
Excellent route- one to lead fully!
Twisty - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Byron Buck
Excelllent, Led both pitches.....
jcurley - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with John Dickie
Possibly the best route I've ever climbed on Grit!
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Alex Twist
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08
with Ste in the middle
stemill - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Mark
Diggler - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with stemill
Hidden - AltLd β - 31/May/08
avirdee - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Dave Manwaring
Fell off on crux. Very balancy to step accross.
mark4344 - Lead dog - 30/May/08 with michel schonewille
Pete Horn - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08
Led top pitch
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Matt G
Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/08
Led first pitch not in great style but confidently and solidly, thoroughly enjoyed it. pete then led the second pitch and did a great job of the layback downclimb to start, I don't think I would have been up to it quite yet after following him. Pete accidentally lowered Jo off as she got to the lowest point of the flake much to her annoyance but High winds were to blame not Pete!
gazbonutter - AltLd O/S - 14/May/08 with Pete MacDonald + Jo
completed first section but missed the step out left on second section and accidentally got lowered to a point of no return!!
poofish - 2nd dnf - 14/May/08 with Gary and pete
only my 3rd time out climbing, rocked big time baby !!! Glad i had an excellent partner who lead and gave great advice.
simpod - 2nd β - 12/May/08 with iain
snakebite - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Dan Cummings
tontopink - Lead O/S - 03/May/08
Darragh - May/08 with Mark
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08
Oceanic - 26/Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/08
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Shaun L
Led second pitch. Spectacular!
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Al Smith
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/08
orb - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/08 with Joe McLarren
nickwhimster - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Brian Cox
nice climb. after descending the flake went up the crack instead of going around to climb the slab, very unpleasant.
duzinga - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Chuck
Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/08
really enjoyed it. tried to lead before but bottled it lol.
siah - 2nd β - 20/Mar/08 with gavin nixon
Scary but exhilirating
quantized - 2nd β - 18/Mar/08 with Phil Kirk
IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Robeverybody
lead both pitches - really nice 2nd pitch, 1st was a little tricky.
skittles - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Sam Arnold
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/08
Very Good - Mind the rope drag!
Steve Banham - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Dan M (wig)
mat cooper - AltLd - 09/Feb/08
Epic. Best climb to date. Rope drag was horrific tho'. Must hone rope techniques!
fijibaby - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Rich Powell
alexharv3y - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08
Lead second pitch. Stunner. Took me a while and some worry to find the hidden foothold and figure out the sequence. Easy when you know how.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Dave Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08
popov86 - AltLd - Jan/08
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008
Hidden - AltLd - 2008
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
Hidden - 2008
Sean Kelly - 2008
Hidden - 2008
ian storey - Lead - 2008
Hidden - AltLd - 2008
TCHEKE - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/07
I lead first pitch- got to ledge- and we decided it was a horrible day, we should be in the pub- it was bitterly cold- even the boulderers were not climbing. Abbed off!
Twisty - AltLd dnf - 16/Dec/07 with Byron Buck
Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/07 with John
SamStrong - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Greg Kieckhefer
Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Nov/07
second pitch more pleasant than first, even despite the final slab up the nose being quite a reach for me.
monita - 2nd - 21/Oct/07 with Nick
Had tried this twice before and bad light or bad climbing stopped play. nice climb.
kendogcatchy - Lead RP - 21/Oct/07 with Raquel
Tim lead first pitch, I lead second.
Will Jung - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Tim D'Urban Jackson
tim87dj - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with will
Lead pitch 1 loved this climb very entertaining!
SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Ben Matthews
Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Oct/07
led pitch 2.
donkster - AltLd O/S - Oct/07 with mudders
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07
Katie Marshall - Lead - 30/Sep/07 with Laurence
Laurence Everitt - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/07 with Katie Marshall
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/07
v.jester - Solo β - 16/Sep/07 with Mysak
Karl Wooffindin - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Tom Randall
paul had a go at the first pitch. decided i could have it as it was so wet and slippy. had a fall going over the bulges so decided to try it on a better day. did something a bit easier instead. at least i didn't scream like a girl when i fell (no offence girls)
dja - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/07 with Paul
Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/07
scullymammoth - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Beth
finally lead both pitches
riddle - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Mike UKC
Ann S - 2nd - Sep/07 with John Carlin
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/07
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Trevor Macalonan
Darrell Read - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/07 with Ian Johnson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/07
djking1983 - 2nd - 14/Aug/07 with Rich Brimelow
tskelhon - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/07 with Lauren Foster
led 2nd pitch!
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Andy Winter
Monk - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Mullermn
mullermn - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Monkey
finally got the balls to commit to the crux and got it today on lead
gb83 - Lead RP - 10/Aug/07 with chriscopps
chriscopps - 2nd - 10/Aug/07 with graeme baxter
Peakphil - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07
Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/07 with Scott Cramp
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/07 with John Nesbitt
one stupid rest pulling on a cam, not the hold next to it...... down as rested.
ebunick - Lead dog - 04/Aug/07 with Joe
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/07
ed edwards - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with fiona wright
northy1983 - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with dom
tom - 2nd β - 29/Jul/07 with Dan Leach
Dan Leach - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Tom Bellfield
!st pitch lead, better than ever. Kai 2nd - first time on the route.
Duncan Skelton - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/07 with Kai Green
lead 1st pitch clean, fell 2nd pitch while seconding
matt ling - AltLd dog - 20/Jul/07 with dja
matt pitch 1
me pitch 2
dja - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/07 with Matt Ling
Mark Dennison - Lead - 14/Jul/07
Phil Jennings - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Matt Burdekin
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07
Took too long on first lead before this so we started off with head torches on. Abbed off. Rope jam. A good intro to outdoor climbing!
LP - 2nd dnf - Jul/07
Keith Jones - 2nd - 28/Jun/07 with ali, David
What i laught i had on this.. i lead p1, dan lead p2, when i whent over the flake climb half way down then traverse...i got stuck.. back on the flake i whent (now i know what to do!!) so done that move, now up the green crack (i know what youre thinking..go round the noes ..SO i whent up the first crack then got stuck again... this is getting harder vs!... anyway did it, will be doing it right next time!
markju - AltLd - 20/Jun/07 with Dan
Hit by a squall of filthy weather just as I topped out
Howard J - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Jonathan Teal
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/07
Richie Rich - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Pete Colley
matt ling - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/07 with dja
dja - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/07 with Matt Ling
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07
Nick lead the 1st pitch, i lead the 2nd, awesome climb!
flyboy86 - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Nick (kendogcatchy)
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/May/07
best climbing ever! Got to the top just as the sun was going down. Climbing was spot on.
mic_b - Lead O/S - 12/May/07 with kind stranger
jon p H - AltLd O/S - 06/May/07 with Andy
Led P1. Found it pretty awkward and almost popped off a couple of times. Also missed the hidden foothold on P2 and found another one instead. But the step across is fine. Brilliant route and an experience that I wont forget!
catt - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Will
Lead P2. What an immense climb. Worth all the hype..
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Iain
Climbed as a three and led both pitches. A low right foothold helps with the step across. Def 3 stars.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Gareth and Padge
Lizzie led first pitch (I don't like cracks!). I led second pitch with a bit of beta from mates standing below. Once I'd worked out the move across to the lip, and committed, I loved it.
Caralynh - AltLd β - 29/Apr/07 with Lizzie (Flicka)
Led the first pitch, which was a real test for me. Discussed every move and gear placement with those below! Dogged the second pitch on second.
Flicka - AltLd β - 29/Apr/07 with Cara-Lyn (Caralynr)
Lead first pitch only.
bob3141 - AltLd - 28/Apr/07 with Oliver Mentz
Dunx - AltLd - 26/Apr/07 with Adam
Adam Humphreys - AltLd - 25/Apr/07 with Dunx
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with James Wright
me pitch 1
mike pitch 2
dja - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/07 with Mike Hargreaves
Mike Hargreaves - AltLd - 20/Apr/07 with Dave Atkinson
Steerpike - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/07 with Tommo
joe larner - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/07
tatz45 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Keren Willcocks
In 3 pitches
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Ellen Taylor
ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Adam Thomas
Done previously, but on that occasion alternating the leads. This time led all of it. Didn't find it too hard, but made the mistake of trying to follow the line in the Rockfax book which goes up the crack after you traverse across - that line is pretty difficult!
Ended up ascending the correct way up the slabs to the left.
Chris Sansum - Lead β - 07/Apr/07 with Weilin Wang
Mike W - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with steve
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07
Fell off the second pitch, lowered through the holly bush. Prickly.
bigglesbutcha - 2nd dnf - 01/Apr/07 with Clive Ceney
drop dead fred... - Lead O/S - Apr/07
drop dead fred... - Lead O/S - Apr/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07
alek - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Laurence Everett
3rd time ive climbed this one
Laurence Everitt - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/07 with Alek Kumar
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/07
jscoles - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Jon Mason
Rosie Henstock - 2nd - 24/Mar/07 with Laurence
Laurence Everitt - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/07 with Tommy B, Rosie Henstock
Scary Move to downclimb then traverse. Very exciting though
davek - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/07 with Shaun L
Lead pitch 1, fell off lead on pitch 2, then seconded the whole route clean
Laurence Everitt - AltLd RP - 14/Mar/07 with Robin
i lead pitch 1. must do pitch 2. first big flake is getting wobbly... :-s
gb83 - AltLd - 11/Mar/07 with m.sakano
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Jon Miles
Finally got the second pitch.
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Dom Sellers
cem - AltLd rpt - 10/Mar/07 with Miles Butteriss
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/07 with Steve Grove
Xav - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Alex Nevard
spum - AltLd - Mar/07 with ben jones
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Alan Royle
Didnt complete second pitch
chiverstom - Lead dnf - 03/Feb/07 with Dave Turner
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07
alaan - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Matt
Chriswallis2 - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Conor
reg_measures - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Cameron Berry
Matt Shepherd - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/07
trevor macalonan - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Tim
mrtom - 2007 with Roger HSmith
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2007 with Phil Authers
davetigger - 2007
took sometime plucking up courage to make that step across on the 2nd pitch....
fran04 - AltLd - 2007 with alunallcock
deanroberts - Lead O/S - 2007
Duncan I - 2007
timmy-ts - 2007
jamesturnbull - 2007
deklan - Lead - 2007
barni - 2007 with Crhis zion
Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Dec/06
Hard for the grade, first pitch was very green and slimey second pitch was fun while being watched by a small school group!
Whitt - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/06 with Tom
Nicos - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/06 with alex at home
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Alfie
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/06
Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Nov/06
Lead Both pitches
Mr Wild - Lead β - 14/Oct/06 with olly
Ollie_park - 2nd dog - 14/Oct/06 with Tom
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/06
Hidden - Lead - Oct/06
Hidden - 2nd - Oct/06
jackiechimp - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/06 with marvino
Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/06
Mike Parker - 2nd - 23/Sep/06 with Dan Parker
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/06
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Sep/06
led 2nd pitch after dom fell, paul fell seconding and had to ab for gear.
Swirly - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/06 with Dom Clarke
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06
Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/06
tradguy - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/06 with Ute Wegenhoff
Lead second pitch, gonna stay in my memory forever this one, first "real" Leading experience
Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/06 with David Kettle
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06
Gman - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Steve
JPGR - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Pete
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/06
WRMusall - 2nd - 03/Jul/06 with Shaun Burton
Borja led second pitch. We even had 'Ride of Valykries' type thunderclaps to add to the atmosphere! One of the greats.
epic ed - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Borja
John HW - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Cath
Paul Burgess - Lead - 29/Jun/06 with Dan Henderson
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/06
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Andy Asaam
Hidden - TR - 24/Jun/06
WillBroad - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd β - 23/Jun/06
Rampikino - AltLd - 16/Jun/06 with MMC Various
interesting.... need 2 50m ropes just in case anything goes wrong!
richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Monika
Moniawl - 2nd dnf - 11/Jun/06 with rich
simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Allan Watson
Lead 1st pitch, Leah wussed out of leading the second
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - AltLd dnf - 04/Jun/06 with Leah Crane
dan gibson - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/06 with karing
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/06
Lowered off at second pitch
vet - 2nd - May/06
Roch - AltLd - 23/Apr/06
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/06
Chesh - Lead - 15/Apr/06 with Phil B
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/06
Awesome route! Led 1st pitch. Simon led 2nd pitch. Had to shake every limb to get the blood flowing again before seconding the second pitch. For Simon it was even worse because he was belaying from the top without any shelter from the icy wind. Seconding down the edge of the flake was probably as hard as leading it since the prospect of a long fall was a possibility. The jams on the left of the flake felt very secure though (lucky as it happened, since a cam was jammed in tightly and I had to spend a while removing it). Want to go back and alternate leads the other way around.
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Simon Chetwynd
Led 2nd pitch
Brown - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Beth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06
Jack Symmons - Lead - Mar/06 with Mikey
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/06
Nice climb. Used the right rope for the traverse across of pitch 2, which left me the left rope to hang down over from the top, protecting the second for the climb down off the belay stance. Stepping across from the flake was not scary, just a serious stretch - maybe i missed the "hidden" foothold?
EG - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06 with Zara
Mat J - 2006
dan gibson - 2006
Dom Whillans - Lead - 2006
John Lisle - 2006
Shad - 2nd - 2006
RossG - 2006
Holly R - 2nd - 2006 with Jorg
Hidden - AltLd - 2006
Lawrence Eccles - AltLd O/S - 2006 with A. Crook
Hungover. Snowing. Led first pitch. Steve led traverse. Awesome.
Danhan - Lead - 27/Dec/05 with Steve
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/05
Bargate_Champ - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/05
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Dan Jaeggi
Main pitch led by Amanda
Lizard - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Manda James
Hidden - TR rpt - Sep/05
arin78 - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/05 with Mark
Stig - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/05 with Les
spacey - 2nd O/S - Jul/05 with si barrow
Backed off second pitch. Climbed the corner to finish.
The Mountain Goat - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with Tom Harvey
jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/05 with Oli Burkin
maybe_si - Lead O/S - Jun/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/05
BALD EAGLE - Lead - 14/May/05 with Christian Darr
Budge - AltLd O/S - 12/May/05 with Martin Gillie
tradguy - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/05 with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 - Lead - 25/Apr/05 with paul highams
Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/05
spooky second pitch, pebble pulling on a VS??!!
jonnyboy - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Paul Armitage
Simon Cahill - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Juliette Cahill
orb - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with Charlie Hill
orb - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with Skip
Hidden - 2nd - Mar/05
first onsight VS nice.
Dale - Lead O/S - Feb/05
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005
the abmmc - 2nd dog - 2005 with Karl Rowe
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005
Hidden - 2005
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2005 with Dan Pearce
bailed big time and had to leave a sling and crab on the ledge wounded
argylectu - Lead dnf - 2005 with littlenick
Hidden - 2005
Theeni - Lead O/S - 2005
Hidden - Lead - 2005
Hidden - 2005
will_benfold - 2nd dog - Dec/04 with Dan B
GPN - AltLd - Nov/04 with Paul James
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/04
chris warner - Lead - Oct/04 with becky coles, ben shillito(?)
Hidden - 2nd β - Sep/04
Southern Man - 2nd - Sep/04 with Clive & Will
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/04 with Matt Smith
Dave Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/04 with sharon
Andy Lagan - Lead O/S - Jul/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/04
ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/04 with John Inkpen
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/04
IanMulvany - 01/Jun/04 with Mike Frost
First proper hard climb outdoors - scared shitless.
curlymynci - 2nd - Jun/04 with Panda
Chesh - AltLd - Jun/04 with Lawrence
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Will Benfold
Will_he_fall - Lead O/S - May/04 with stuart
max_chan - AltLd O/S - May/04 with AG
First pitch only..
Mike Lee - Lead - 19/Apr/04 with & Steve
maffujones - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/04 with Stuat Knott
Also seconded John Carlin in 2007
Ann S - 2nd - Apr/04 with Bill Harrison
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/04
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/04 with Mike Todd, Maria
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/04
mark s - Solo O/S - 2004
Hidden - 2004
feilx - 2004
Hidden - 2nd - 2004
Roped together with Grimer and Clare in the dark!
Laramadness - 2nd - 2004
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/03
Batty - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/03
Toreador - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/03 with Carmen
lithos - Lead - 18/Oct/03
The balancy move around the rounded arete not very comforting in strong wind.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/03 with Clare
al99 - AltLd O/S - Oct/03 with Alex Wainwright
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/03
Absolutely classic. Missed the 'hidden' foothold at first and almost dropped out of the bottom of the big flake!
Andy Clarke - Lead - 16/Aug/03 with RobS
Ander - AltLd - 14/Aug/03 with Fletch
leon - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Andrew Southam
five - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with TP
NeilManley - Lead rpt - Aug/03
Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/03
Phil West - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/03 with Chris Tan & Shaun Walby
Lead 1st pitch only.
Nick Smith - UKC - AltLd - Jun/03 with Thea Williams
220bpm - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Dave
Hidden - AltLd - May/03
Stig - 2nd O/S - May/03 with Red Rope
Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03 with Yvette Lewis
Led pitch 2.
Superb - still remember this one vividly.
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/03 with Pierre Maxted
Andy led 1st pitch and I led the 2nd. Since done it the other way around
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03 with Andy
Lev - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/03 with Spen
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/03
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/03 with Rob Clifton
Tom lead 1st pitch. Me 2nd. quite exciting route - battling with midges. see notes for staffs flyer.
Belier - AltLd O/S - 2003 with Tom (reeve's mate)
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003
iceaxejuggler - AltLd O/S - 2003 with Romi
Hidden - AltLd - 2003
unfit - AltLd - 2003
Hidden - Lead - 2003
Darragh - 2003 with Hanna
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2003
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/02
Lead pitch 2
dean.lindsey - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/02 with Mark Collins
Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/02
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/02
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with ???????????????
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/02
Reds - Lead O/S - 12/May/02 with debbie
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/02
akhughes - AltLd - Apr/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/02
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/02 with Joe Thompson
Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/02
James B - 2002
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with john d
feel good fctor for sure
chris ginge - Lead O/S - 2002
ste_d - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/01 with mik
cem - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/01 with Rod Strachan
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/01 with Keith Shaw, Chris Heald
Darragh - May/01 with Rob
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/01
Stone Muppet - 2001
Jim Brooke - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/00 with Chris Born, Chris Gudgeon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/00
Lead 1st pitch
Paul-Michael - AltLd rpt - Aug/00 with Paul Nurse
Scotsken - Jul/00
FrankW - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/00 with Simon Rogers
ArnaudG - 2000
strutt did the hardest bit(flake descent)
Milne - AltLd O/S - 2000 with paul strutt
tlr - Lead - 2000
jonka - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 2000
Boy - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
bullybones - 2000
zero six - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/99
I lead the exposed 2nd pitch and was pretty damn scared! I knew I wanted my big No.5 cam for the 'step' across from the huge flake, but of course I left it with my partner at the belay and only realised when I got to the crux. Cue comedy routine as I untied a 10m sling, threw one end at my belayer and he slid the cam down the sling so I could place it... great stuff.
Nick Smith - UKC - AltLd O/S - Jun/99 with Tom Payne
John Marsland - AltLd - 03/May/99 with Ian Manocha
Jamie B - AltLd - Mar/99 with Nik Birkby
MKH - AltLd O/S - 1999
Boooolllllooooccckkkkksss. Should have known, when the first pitch was just to resuce my gear, and the grease was amaising, that the second pitch with so much drag I untided and soloed to the top in the rain with the die running out of my boots. Awsome climb!!!
rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1999 with chopper
kato'sdad - Lead - 1999 with Rob Simpson
RobSimmo - 2nd - 1999 with Jon Berry
tuftynick - Lead - 1999 with ciaran troup
jfmchivall - 1999
jfmchivall - 1999
Hidden - 1999
Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/98
Lead 2nd pitch
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - Aug/98 with David Jupp
chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Jun/98 with James H
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 09/May/98 with Dan, Nicky
Excellent route I led 1st pitch Gordon 2nd superb!!!
wadey1973 - AltLd - 03/May/98 with Dave Hilton, Gordon Hutchinson
antroy - Lead - 10/Apr/98
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 29/Mar/98 with Stuart Magill
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/98
Led pitch 2 - scary
MONKEY78 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/98 with William Wilson, James Kay, adam ellwood
done before sometime
WB - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/98 with Nicola
BruceW - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Al. W.
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Dec/97
borderline - Lead O/S - Sep/97 with AM
martroberts - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/97
rachm2004 - 2nd - 12/Jul/97 with Martin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/97
ML 1st pitch. Backed off p2 as it was raining.
iskra2000 - AltLd dnf - 21/Apr/97 with Mark Leach
Variation only! Finished off and right.
Rampikino - 2nd - 19/Apr/97 with Simon Dodsworth
Mark Riley - AltLd - 1997 with Richard Ibberson
andyfeds - Lead - 1997 with Mike H
Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/96
Led both pitches.
Phil West - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/96 with David Atherton
Brilliant route! First time I attempted it a few years back I had to be rescued off
Duncan Bourne - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/96 with P Smalley
Pitch 1 Paul, Pitch 2 Me. A great route!
jmr - AltLd - 02/Jun/96 with Paul Greenhow
Ropeboy - Lead - 05/May/96
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/96 with Dom Stockton
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/96
done several times over the years, and enjoyed it every time. It took two attempts to get the rock over sorted at first go! The first attempt involved a nice swing!
brady - AltLd - 1996 with John Cameron
NeilGriffiths - 1996 with Phil
Hidden - AltLd - 1996
icescrew - AltLd - Sep/95 with Rich Hogan
stevieb - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/95 with Jon Fisher
Led 2nd crux pitch.
Phil West - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner
ChrisJD - AltLd - 14/May/95
colin milton - AltLd - 13/May/95 with eric milton
Blind foothold and massive rope drag. oops!
Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/95 with Steve Lucas
Hidden - 1995
Marti999 - Lead - 1995
nai - Lead - 1995
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 1995
andy_pemberton - Lead - 1995
smudge - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/94
nige - Lead - 1994 with john buckley
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/93
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - Jun/93
whispering nic - Apr/93 with Little Dave
OMSKB - Lead - 28/Mar/93 with Richard Winfield
Hidden - Lead - 21/Feb/93
First ever VS lead.
John Mckeating - Lead - 1993
Led 1st pitch but rained off second pitch.
epic ed - AltLd dnf - 21/Sep/92 with Ben M
KillingtonT - AltLd - 18/Aug/92 with Mark Drinkwater
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/92
Roget - Solo rpt - 10/Jun/92
Hidden - Lead - 20/May/92
Hidden - AltLd - 1992
adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/91 with Tim
Hammy - Lead - 04/Aug/91 with Fai Kwong, Mandy Kwong
SimonN - AltLd - Jun/91
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/90
Hidden - Lead - 07/May/90
Rich Kirby - AltLd - 22/Apr/90 with Andy Mackay
andrew300169 - Lead - 1990
Steve Lenartowicz - 1990
DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 1990
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1990
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/89
Roget - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/89
Led pitch 2. VS climbing in extreme position. Wonderful, best VS on grit?
Iain Thow - AltLd - 04/May/89 with Rob Ivens
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/89
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/89
There was snow on the ground...
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/88 with Simon Cornhill
babymoac - Lead - 11/Sep/88 with Bob Hunter
99bolivar - 2nd - 1988
Richard Weller - AltLd - 12/Jun/87 with Trevor Willis
richorme - AltLd O/S - Jun/87 with Laurence Kenney
Top pitch only - combo with Pebbledash
Chris the Tall - 2nd - 1987 with Richard O'Meara
Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/86
Tom V - 1986
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/85
malc - Lead - 17/Jun/84
shark - AltLd O/S - 23/May/84 with Andy F
Gezzer - Lead - 1984 with Andy Towne
andy gittins - 1984
Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/83
nigehughes - Lead - May/83 with Colin Griffin
Nigel Bond - Lead - 19/Feb/83 with Charlie Leverton
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/82
JohnHutch - Lead - 1982 with L
stp - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/81
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1981
nbotting - 1981
Andy Fielding - AltLd - 1980 with Mike Gilbert
Chris Craggs - 1980
David Smith - Lead - 1980 with howard morley
Hidden - AltLd - 1980
Andy Say - Lead - 1979
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/78
Gordon Stainforth - Lead O/S - 01/May/77 with Gavin --?
Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/76
Mark Kemball - Lead - 1976
GeoffG - 2nd - 26/Jul/75 with tony bowker
rogerskews - AltLd - 1974
Steve Woollard - Lead - 1974 with Doug Adams
Rog Wilko - 2nd - Mar/71 with ??
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 15/Apr/68 with Paul Long, Bob Knapton
chris sm - AltLd O/S - 0000 with Francis Taylor