40m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A wandering climb of great quality - the archetypical 'must-do'!
1) 4b, 15m. Climb the slabby groove to its top then traverse left to a stance on giant jammed blocks with a variety of belays.
2) 4c, 25m. Climb on to the tip of flake (a sling on it stops the rope jamming down its back) and descend its edge (scary) until a hidden foothold gives some respite. Gain a narrow crease on the left and teeter along this to access the front face of the buttress. One tricky move leads to the slabby finish. Great care is needed with the rope to avoid it jamming and to protect the second adequately. Thought by many to be HVS.
The line on the photo-topo on page 52 is slightly wrong on the upper section. You should actually traverse all the way onto the front face before climbing up, not up the short green crack as shown. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding 1946

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steady 14/Nov AltLd O/S

The only climb I managed on a wet weekend in the Don Willans hut. Swung the lead with Max (I did second pitch).

with Carole, Max Gingerbadger
Andrew Abraham 01/Nov AltLd rpt
with Paul Deane
adam.wood 25/Oct Lead O/S
Owen Diba 25/Oct 2nd O/S
Remyveness 25/Oct AltLd

Made the mistake of using the rockfax guide and fell off trying the green fist crack. Ropes dragged horribly. Lead second pitch

with Connor Akroyd
mark44 25/Oct Lead
DanielBryan 18/Oct Lead
adamre12 17/Oct Lead O/S

Excellent. Led both pitches.

Gaz of Bath 13/Oct Lead O/S
Tom Twin Jones 13/Oct 2nd

seconded both pitches

steely 12/Oct AltLd O/S


owain-1978 12/Oct AltLd O/S

Pitch 2.

sparkass 11/Oct Lead O/S

Done in one. Very fun!

bpw666 04/Oct Lead O/S

Led both pitches.

Rebecca North 04/Oct 2nd dog
with bpw666
Hidden 04/Oct Lead O/S
GeneralFifi 03/Oct AltLd O/S

Seconded P1, lead P2. Wonderful route, well worth the classic status!

with Phill Wright
smallerrich 03/Oct AltLd O/S
with Steve
SP 01/Oct AltLd
JenShelley 27/Sep Lead O/S
with Anne
Hidden 27/Sep Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep AltLd rpt

Lead first pitch

with Tom Hudson
clairemathews 26/Sep AltLd O/S
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 26/Sep AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Sep AltLd O/S
jalqazzaz 23/Sep AltLd O/S

First outing to the peaks, first climb on the grit. Holy crap what a route. Down climbing to the arete and getting around that corner holding nipple size pebbles embedded in the wall (Useful crimp not available for the short!). Fantastic intro to the grit stone!

Hidden 21/Sep Lead rpt
Barrie Schofield II 20/Sep Lead O/S
Curly Rich 20/Sep AltLd rpt

Love it great climb

with GMC Andy T
albt 20/Sep AltLd O/S
matt1024 19/Sep AltLd O/S
with Mark Stevenson
dtalbot 19/Sep 2nd
with Max B, Charles S
Deezel65 08/Sep Lead O/S

Class route - the crux is unlike anything I can remember having done

Kemics 08/Sep AltLd O/S

Second pitch. Easy climbing for vs 4c but manages to feel quite exposed and scary for a grit route! Had a fairly major domestic due to getting hypothermic sat on the belay in the wind. Properly great route though.

with Mel
C May 01/Sep AltLd O/S

Tim P1, me P2

with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 01/Sep AltLd rpt
with C May
Alessandro Tentori 31/Aug 2nd O/S
with Jan Hrbacek
Jan.Hrb 30/Aug Lead O/S
althesin 29/Aug AltLd β
schristophersmith 29/Aug AltLd dog

Got over flake with much grunting and swearing, and then tried to follow ropes up the crack before the front face rather than going round straight away. Backed off and hung around before going the correct way.

Merlin 23/Aug 2nd dog

Lots of rope faff!

with Phil Chalkley
Chubbs 23/Aug Lead
StevieLee 22/Aug Lead dnf

Was a bit ambitious - sopping wet, and couldn't even finish pitch one.

with Tom Swift
Graham Baxter 19/Aug AltLd
with John O'Grady
vicky_cairns 16/Aug 2nd
Chris Sansum 16/Aug Lead rpt

An old classic that never fails to please!

with Rhoddri Buttrick, Lucy Matthews, vicky_cairns
Nath93 12/Aug AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch which was my first grit lead and super jamming with great cam placements. Second pitch was very trick for 4c or maybe I just wasn't used to the style of rock. Excellent route with oustanding positions for the grade. Glad to have got on it, but still doesn't rank with my best Scottish routes of the same grade and style.

kirsten 08/Aug AltLd

P2 Waited ages for this - brilliant and terrifying in equal measure especially when the cam you want for the crux is being used on the belay ! Actually found P1 harder.

with Matt WL
Stroppy 08/Aug AltLd O/S

P2. Lives up to expectations

mikespooner 08/Aug AltLd rpt


katiep 08/Aug Lead rpt

First pitch felt harder than the second this time around!

with Amy Horton
Amy Horton 08/Aug 2nd
Scooter Young 03/Aug AltLd
Rob Rocket 03/Aug AltLd O/S
Gabe Oliver 01/Aug AltLd O/S

P2. Every bit as good as it looks from the ground! Managed to sneak it just before the rain set in

George Killaspy 01/Aug AltLd O/S
Will Mortimer 25/Jul AltLd O/S

Lead P2. Was far too hungover to fully enjoy this one. Narrowly avoided embarrassment with a very risky fart on the belay ledge..

DBoothroyd 25/Jul AltLd rpt


with Will, Chris
Hidden 25/Jul AltLd rpt
watson.b 23/Jul Lead O/S

Did second pitch. Awesome fun

with Mark
Daz8477 21/Jul AltLd O/S

Tough climb for VS, Hard moves traversing down the big fin. Classic, memorable climb ***

Parker550 21/Jul AltLd
IainMay 19/Jul AltLd O/S
samulejones 18/Jul 2nd dog

Terrifying, as someone fell off seconding just before me and the traverse is the crux. I did hang off the gear slightly - just to survive.

Hidden 18/Jul AltLd
Robnort 18/Jul Lead O/S
garywong 18/Jul Lead O/S

Led both pitches

ColdAndWet 15/Jul Lead
JohnBotham 15/Jul 2nd
JohnBotham 15/Jul 2nd
BDC 14/Jul Lead O/S
with Alec
Hidden 12/Jul 2nd
bryce.dorin 12/Jul Lead β
Dan Vaj 11/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul AltLd O/S
SenzuBean 11/Jul Lead O/S

Fantastic climb! (3rd lead with halfs ever) - loved it all. I managed to get severe rope drag (shouldn't've clipped the "top-rope" to the sling on the flake) on the balancey move around the arete - which made it more spicy. Then managed to get the "traverse" rope snaked on a flake - which gave lots of drag, so couldn't haul up gripped second, attempted to throw a haul loop (weighted with hexes) against the wind - eventually lowered second off and got the guy below to clean my last bit of gear. Crappy end to what should've been one of my best climbs to date. Oh well! :)

with Mitchell
Dizz 07/Jul 2nd rpt
with Martina
Cheese Monkey 05/Jul Lead O/S

Bit awkward on crux but great fun

with Vienna
lee1234 05/Jul AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul AltLd O/S
Mowglee 05/Jul Lead O/S
with Ali
Hidden 30/Jun Lead O/S
mzk 30/Jun -
ADConway 30/Jun 2nd rpt
with Andrei
Hidden 30/Jun 2nd O/S
orb 27/Jun AltLd rpt

OB 1st JG 2nd

with Jon Gupta
MichaelConstantinou 27/Jun AltLd β
mapperley samurai 24/Jun AltLd rpt
with Matt Jaggers
mattshort 24/Jun AltLd
with Paul Griffiths
Chubbs 21/Jun AltLd
fizzychewitt 21/Jun AltLd

P2. Both pitches excellent. Got a bit of beta from the previous leader shouting detailed instructions to his second how to do the step across.

with Jayne
Dan724 21/Jun AltLd O/S
with Dan Ely
James Lowe 19/Jun AltLd O/S
with Ali
anguskille 18/Jun AltLd O/S

lead second pitch, just awesome

with Mike Grant
Sam1991 17/Jun AltLd dnf

Lawrence lead P1. Lead p2, did crux then combo of fear, lack of gear, wind and rope drag made the front face impossible, so reversed the entire pitch and abbed off... Wounded pride.

with Sam V, Lawrence H
guy757 11/Jun -
richshark 11/Jun AltLd O/S

multi pitch second

Matt_C9716 09/Jun Lead

Lead Both pitches, First time leading the second pitch.

with Ged
codenamel 08/Jun AltLd O/S
with Jared
daveyb 07/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Found getting onto the flake quite awkward crux was easier than expected

with ryan
ryan_d 07/Jun AltLd O/S

I led first pitch, Dave second. Step traverse was straightforward, but descending the flake felt scary.

with Dave Bennett
Rich Steel 07/Jun -
Juliette Edwards 07/Jun 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun Lead
rock_hopp5r ?/Jun Lead
adi bryant 30/May AltLd rpt
with ian Wignall, Preet
ben.phillips 30/May Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Didn't find the hidden foot ledge which made 'the move' more interesting

ian Wignall 30/May AltLd O/S

P1 Adi cruised it P2 Ian

Jamie Everitt 29/May AltLd O/S

Finally ticked this off!

FlavioL1989 28/May AltLd β
maddy92 27/May Lead O/S
Connie-Em 27/May 2nd O/S
NickST 24/May Lead rpt
with Phil Tucker
Hidden 16/May Lead dnf
radams2000 16/May AltLd dnf

p1 Adan lead p2 Rich lead fell when traversing high line left of nose

john lynch 10/May Lead O/S
with Bethan D
swoollock 10/May Lead dnf

Second unable to complete first pitch. Abseil descent.

Hidden 04/May AltLd O/S
tedswag 02/May AltLd O/S

1) 2nd 2) O/S lots of rope drag caused by a panic cam in the flake, definitely the hardest move I've done on 4c or VS

callumbtaylor 02/May AltLd O/S

1) O/S 2) 2nd - partner had been wanting to do for a while so courteously let him have p2

philmitch 02/May Lead dnf
Justin T ?/May AltLd O/S
rashwell ?/May Lead
Jamesmoly ?/May 2nd O/S
Adamski1986 25/Apr AltLd
with Zoe Strong
robertmichaeladams 25/Apr AltLd

midnight ascent

with Tim
Tim Rodgers 24/Apr AltLd
Lev 18/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr 2nd
Dafydd Llywelyn 16/Apr AltLd rpt
with Steve
stevoland 16/Apr AltLd β

First VS I though I was going to fall off for a while!

mrginna 14/Apr Lead O/S

Pitch 2. Every climber should do this route... awesome!!

Hidden 14/Apr AltLd O/S
Paul Hy 13/Apr AltLd rpt


with matt C
mattc 13/Apr AltLd RP

led the top pitch. fell off lowered off started agin from the ground

foostu4 13/Apr Lead O/S
Mike_Gannon 12/Apr Lead dnf

Did pitch 1 same as last time, lead over the hump and made it to the front face this time, but got battered by wind that got progressively stronger. Someone kindly lowered down and gave me a rope up as the wind was too strong to lowr a rope on its own. Will try again in milder conditions :)

with Nick Gough
musgravet 11/Apr Lead dnf

P1 was fine, didn't find the hidden hold on P2 and did the airy step across pinching the pebbles. Didn't have a guidebook and so wasn't sure if I was on the correct route, got round onto the face and was smashed by the wind, should have bought more cams and so bailed, reversing the whole of the second pitch

with Sam Reynolds, Matt Benson
Mark Duncan 08/Apr -
Davidchatterton 07/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, finished the direct route by accident. Cheeky!

with heyhoot
Hidden 07/Apr AltLd O/S
James rogers86 07/Apr Lead β

Scary for a vs would do it again now I got the beta could do with working out my ropes better on it.

jrccrosby 06/Apr Lead O/S

Brought Harry and Olly up it, meant tricky rope work and in the end quite a necky second for Olly, Harry smashed it considering it was his tenth climb on grit ever!

with Olly Gluck, Harry
scottcoates 05/Apr AltLd O/S
libby.southgate 05/Apr Lead dnf

Led first pitch and crux before losing nerve after coming round onto the face and bailing (embarrassingly).

with Katherina Massing
slab_happy 02/Apr 2nd dog

Managed to get my fist stuck in a jam on the first pitch, and had to sit on the rope so as not to break my wrist trying to get it out. Otherwise, followed fairly cleanly.

with Liam
Albachoss 30/Mar Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, quality!

with Matt Cox
druss 22/Mar AltLd O/S

Felt P1 harder, as in requiring more technique, than P2. The P2 downclimb and bridge was easier than expected.

poeter210 22/Mar AltLd O/S
disrail 21/Mar Lead O/S

Wow, a tough undertaking. 2nd pitch downward traverse is amazing..

John Higgs 19/Mar Lead O/S
with Caitlin Bell
fuzzysheep01 15/Mar Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 15/Mar 2nd O/S

Fantastic, airy, gritty(!), wothy of the accolades.

with Joe
JRJones 07/Mar 2nd O/S

In the dark with headtorches. Had to wait for a party to bail off before we could start. Absolutely incredible. Will go back and lead it in the light at some stage.

BLodge 07/Mar 2nd
Tom McCabe 07/Mar Lead

Led P1, Andrei P1. Night Ascent!

with Andrei Markin, Joe Jones
mike8331 26/Feb Lead
OliverRoss 15/Feb AltLd O/S

1st pitch in wet. Very memorable climb!

with Maria Swan, Alasdair Dickinson
ned_85 04/Jan AltLd
MischaHY ?/Jan AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Seymore Butt ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
K Dawg 06/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Kit
sampollitt 01/Dec/14 2nd O/S
stev1e.wilso 16/Nov/14 2nd
with Simon
Hidden 16/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Becks87 15/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with George
georgenvk 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Becks87
Hidden 03/Nov/14 2nd dog
ADConway 03/Nov/14 Lead O/S
jammy4536 02/Nov/14 Lead dog
with Jonny Raines
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd dog
kermit_uk 01/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1, Michelle led P2

with Michelle
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd dog
Jackwd 28/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Second pitch!

ruairidhwad 28/Oct/14 Lead
with Dawn Brinkman
charley 28/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

In the morning sun. Led P1. Enjoyed down-climbing the flake - at one point seemed nearly impossible to move across until you drop your foot down to the hidden hold and then suddenly becomes nice and straight forward...

with JackD
Peter Metcalfe 26/Oct/14 AltLd
with Gavin Whittingham
gav 26/Oct/14 AltLd β

Peter lead P1, which was mostly dry, although some smears felt a bit committing. I then set off on P2. Immediately the flake looked harder than I expected, but I moved up and over and (very) slowly talked myself back down it on the other side. At the bottom, I was struggling to find the hidden foothold, but some shouts from the assembling crowds helped me find it. I then proceeded to not make the step across for a fair amount of time, maybe 15 minutes. After discussing retreat with Peter for a bit, and trying it in a couple of different ways repeatedly, I finally talked myself into committing and stepped across. Stepping round onto the front face, the wind picked up very strongly but the rest was easy. Or should have been had I not (despite trying hard to avoid it) introduced hideous rope drag. In the end not the prettiest ascent, but I got there in the end.

jamesgodwin64 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Only did it because we got there and nobody was on it, best warm up ever :)

with John Cooper
Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd dnf
Hidden 06/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd
MBano 05/Oct/14 AltLd dog

Me P1, clean. Phil did P2 I needed rests (or rather looks from another angle)

Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
PauI360 ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Rob Laird 27/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
with B Sosin
mr random 27/Sep/14 AltLd
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch

with Neil Passmore
pebbles 21/Sep/14 Lead β

led both pitches, then repeated with alt leads with gav, as gear left on route, and gav also wanted to do but needed partner. Great fun both times, every bit as good as the hype, worth the trip and the midges! still smiling now.

with gavin, donal
StevieJ 21/Sep/14 AltLd

Led first pitch. Led first part of 2nd pitch but was unable to step across from the flake to the ledge. Retreated back to belay and seconded.

with Mark
Mark1800 21/Sep/14 AltLd rpt

did 2nd pitch, re-clipped stevie's gear on the flake, rope drag was a bitch

with Stevie
cjsheps 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
phildawson 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Jack Holguin, Chris Shepherd
sgl 15/Sep/14 Lead
with Susie
John Holden 14/Sep/14 2nd

Found this very hard today, pulled on gear on P1 and the rope on P2....... Sorry everyone :0((

with Helen Costelloe
kkris 13/Sep/14 2nd β

1 pitch

with Graham
kkris 13/Sep/14 Lead dog

2nd pitch

with Graham
r_o_b_h2 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Stanners 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Rather tricky for VS but obviously a brilliant route. Followed the hundreds of others who didn't go direct up the jamming crack and skirted a little to the side ;)

with Andy G
CreepingExcellence. 12/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
vinspin 08/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with kaz, carl
MattKettle 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Pierce Ferris
holly138 06/Sep/14 2nd

spankedy spank!

with Tom B
Hidden 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Christina Holmgrun
Jacob Eagles ?/Sep/14 AltLd

Simon P1 Jake P2

Becky E 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Led the 2nd pitch - woo hoo! A nemesis defeated. Fantastic. The first pitch is no doddle either.

with Maia
Hidden 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
mike8331 27/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
sadlerbrett 24/Aug/14 2nd dnf

Did first pitch OK, but Alex took a fall on the second pitch so we ended up aborting the attempt :-(

with Alex Roberts
brolte 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches and thoroughly enjoyed it in hindsight (once safely at the top of P2). Crux for me was getting off the bottom of the flake. Didn't seem to find the hidden foothold so transitioned from a leg jam to an incredibly exposed balance - very bold climbing.

with Ian Fergusson
Mark Duncan 14/Aug/14 AltLd β

Jon led first, me second. Needed beta on move off flake onto undercut from helpful passer by. All about the hidden right foothold, which made the move much easier. One of the most incredible climbs I have done, straight forward climb, but wonderfully bold. Superb.

Angus Taylor 14/Aug/14 AltLd β

2nd pitch 1 lead pitch 2

Jon_King 14/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch and Mark led the second pitch.

chris smith 09/Aug/14 AltLd
cpforbes 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Chris Down
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
leoch01 09/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch

LanceSolf 09/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

strudles 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Leo choi
TGreen 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S

2nd pitch only, went up pebbledash instead of the first pitch.

Rosie Henstock 07/Aug/14 2nd rpt

2nd Pitch only after starting up Pebbledash

Alex Hallam 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Bantasuraus Rex reared his ugly head in the form of 'someone' (Chris Mulcahy) climbing through the sling to cause all kinds of tangle. Dawes and his guided band of giggling miscreants made this a route to remember. Hope one of the guys dads sends us the photos because I had no idea what was going on from the belay. Hurricane force winds.

with Ben Freeman, Chris mulcahy
MoWalker3 03/Aug/14 -
with Cormac
Hidden 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Will7777 ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
JP78 27/Jul/14 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch

grrrrrrrh 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Ace route, took ages to figure out the moves in a really exposed position!

with Jon Parry
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tomB 26/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
tlmarjot 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom Baker
dig 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Trev speariett 17/Jul/14 Lead
theomoore 13/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

scary to second the last pitch!

with Roisin
martintom 12/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead
Roisin 11/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with theomoore
daveclarke5 06/Jul/14 AltLd
with Stephen
Hidden 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
bnewman 05/Jul/14 AltLd

Led p.2. Classic!

JulianB 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Albie Niedojadlo
Hidden 03/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Dogwood ?/Jul/14 2nd β

I would say we were a bit under prepared, had massive rope drag which made things difficult. Really exhilarating leaving the belay point and downclimbing

Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
08nbrierley 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Just 2nd Pitch

Tala M 26/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

The face around the top of the second pitch was my crux, being short meant I couldn't reach a ledge. Still great climb, though I think my belayer started to get bored!

Paul Hy 23/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Andy S
andy.smythe 23/Jun/14 AltLd

Lead the second pitch. Found the first pitch harder than the second. Top pitch is pretty easy just a bit scaery. Amazing route

Abu777 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Absolute epic! Felt very tough for a VS, convinced HVS is more appropriate grade, if grading for the onsight. Once you know where the hidden foothold is at the bottom of the flake (P2), and how to step over away from the flake (crux), it's actually very enjoyable! Brother did P2 and did a good job of setting the ropes to protect my seconding - would have been even hairier without!! Great adventure but balls of steel required at the grade :)

Andy S 23/Jun/14 AltLd dog

Didn't read the description, so was unaware of the hidden foothold - ended up taking a rest on gear!! Oh the shame!

Joris.Roulleau 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch. Very unique and strange and doesn't feel easy.

with Jonathan
jack 9895 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

lead the second pitch it was the perfect amount of scary

Ella7 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 'the pitch'. Amazing climb! Struggled a lot descending the flake finding it very hard and climbing very badly! Step across was lovely though!

Hidden 20/Jun/14 2nd
danwilliams99 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 in the wet, Dan led P2.

with Dan Gyi
HumphreyJ20 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Seconded first pitch then lead pitch 2! Loved it...

Valentino 19/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Jay
BTphonehome 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Matt_C9716 18/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Pintsize 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Angus McBride
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
sablackman 12/Jun/14 -
Hidden 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
kylesherman ?/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Stephen Blackman, Jordon Fleming
stevelismore 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

I took first pitch, Trevor did top one. The step across crux move became a lot easier once I found the undercling! Fabulous route.

with Trevor PCC
mickd 19/May/14 AltLd O/S
Stefan_Morris 18/May/14 AltLd rpt
Ed morris 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

Crux pitch. Too hot.

with stefan
treg 17/May/14 AltLd rpt

I led P1, Bird P2. Some epic fails with the ropework on P2 made it quite an adventure.

with Bird
RyanOsborne 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Second Pitch

Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
Bryan M ?/May/14 AltLd
NickyC 27/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch

with Zain Karim
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Lukem6 21/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with sam d, Jenny Monkey
Jenny Monkey 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with sam dunbar, Luke Mansfield
JHC 20/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Dingchav 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Sketchy but my favourite climb to date! Who said we need twin ropes haha

TomGB 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
dtbrad 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 16/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

I led pitch 1, Paul did Pitch 2. Not done it for over 10 years and loved it.

DanChad 16/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Deane, Chris Murray
guschuck 15/Apr/14 AltLd
guschuck 15/Apr/14 AltLd
td72 15/Apr/14 -
Hidden 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
David Kay 13/Apr/14 AltLd rpt
Tomasz Smith 13/Apr/14 AltLd
augustus trout 09/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Dave H
Nick Russell 01/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

Gets better each time

buglow 01/Apr/14 2nd
with Kyle
Hidden 01/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
RabJT ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
BareBears 30/Mar/14 2nd dog

Somewhat scary, one for me to return to and Lead once I get some more experience. Done in a single pitch.

with Dale
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd rpt
AshBash 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
Drew Bennett 29/Mar/14 Lead

lead pitch 1 and most of pitch 2 before setting up 2nd belay at block on slabby front of buttress due to rope drag, partner lead through as getting dark

Calum Wadsworth 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

P1 was green and very slimey

with micki
MSchobitz 29/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

dale__n 29/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 20/Mar/14 Lead dnf
miles01 17/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with nick day
Tom McCabe 16/Mar/14 AltLd dnf

I lead first pitch to ledge, cause Andrei wanted to do the route... got scared on the move down the flake and returned to the ledge... considered leading out right but abbed off. First dnf :/

with Rob Mora, Andrei Markin
knighty 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Pebble pulling on the traverse!!! Finished round the front face. Brilliant fun.

with Dan Roberts
Hidden 09/Mar/14 -
Stefan_Morris 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Valentino 01/Mar/14 AltLd dnf
with Jay
Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
CptCatastrophe 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Awesome climb. My partner let me lead both pitches because I was so excited. Mega-classic.

natalio 25/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

I did p1, Ali p2. P2 exposed, with a tricky downclimb move.

with Ali
CallumSmith ?/Feb/14 2nd
jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
doogal2003 ??/2014 AltLd β

Great climb

with robin morton
jimxxx ??/2014 -
drolex 14/Dec/13 2nd dnf

P1 done, hand hurt by a flying hex, then surprised by rain and darkness, abseil impossible due to rope jam on P2, and eventually MRT'd

Ciderslider 10/Dec/13 Lead O/S

P1 only

ciderspider 10/Dec/13 2nd

P1 only

James S 01/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Great position at the second pitch for the grade!

with jack g
ashtond6 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S


alp79 30/Nov/13 2nd

P1 awful.

peaterpan 24/Nov/13 Lead β
petejarrett 16/Nov/13 Lead dnf
the power 10/Nov/13 AltLd rpt
with Paul Hy
Paul Hy 10/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Finally got it done today. did P2.

with Phil T
danJBA 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
dtbrad 21/Oct/13 TR dnf

Came to climb but couldn't due to the wet weather, will be returning to finish in better weather

with George 'Spigz' Duggan, Oliver 'Pinkus' Marcs, Joe 'killer' Strutt, Andy Harris
Dingchav 21/Oct/13 TR
with dtbrad
Joe Strutt 21/Oct/13 TR
with dtbrad
Montecore ?/Oct/13 Lead dnf

Backed off after ramp. Very hard and scary for grade. Need to try again when I;m in better shape!

with Ranveig Berg, Seth Redmond
Russ 30/Sep/13 AltLd β

lead 2nd pitch, nice one, heavy wind at the belay on top of the crag

with Dave Saxby
Hidden 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Monk 29/Sep/13 Lead rpt

I lead pitch 1. It was as crap as I'd remembered!

Supadeano86 29/Sep/13 AltLd dog

Lead pitch 1 took falloff the flake on pitch 2

JamesColeman 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Very tough...and very weird. First pitch felt technically hard. Second pitch: flake downclimb tiring. Left traverse commiting. Climbing route to top was confusing to figure out and poorly protected. Loads of rope drag. Poor belay at top, cannot see seconder (or hear due to wind). Set up a hanging belay off the top instead so could see seconder. Exciting and different but too dodgy for three stars.

with Dean
finchelata 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with dave
Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd
GermanAlex 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

lead both pitches (ill advised belay in gully rather than next to "the flake"), climbed 2nd on one half only so the second could be used to protect Ellen on the traverse. hated the 2nd pitch, my exact words: "I'd rather be thrown in a pit full of honey badgers than do that climb again." certainly felt like HVS to me, and I'm never doing it again. ever.

AndrewP 28/Sep/13 Lead

Lead P2, Felix lead P1. Twin ropes protect second on traverse. Only placed 3 runners on one rope and felt safe.

FelixPeterken 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
ralphio 26/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Scared the pants off me and I was only seconding. The moves down the flake felt very strenuous and moving out onto the aręte was very thin. Was I missing something? Felt HVS to me.

khalidq 26/Sep/13 Lead O/S

A bit of a battle. Not a great warm up route.

PeteWilson 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

didn't know about the hidden foothold, felt quite tricky/scary!

with Matt
Hillson 24/Sep/13 AltLd

One for the head

Hidden 23/Sep/13 -
Hidden 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
mat cooper 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
rich_hw 14/Sep/13 AltLd O/S


with James
Kirill 14/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Led P1.

with EeFu
Hidden 14/Sep/13 AltLd
EeFu 14/Sep/13 AltLd β

Lead 2nd pitch

luke glaister 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

What a great route. Sec time on grit and just gripped are balls and went for it. Amazing . ***S

casey johns 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch great route

with Andrew willie wilson, luke glaister
Hidden 07/Sep/13 AltLd
Curly Rich 07/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

lead p2 went better than expected.

with GMC Stuart
Hidden 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Andre Clarke 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S

lead first & Tom 2nd. Top routes

leglesslizard ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

1st Pitch

Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
GStone 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Me P1, Dan P2

Bill Lawrence 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

led the second pitch, amazing climbing, but im not afraid to say i was twitching a bit!

with rob cooper, andy lawrence
KTC 31/Aug/13 2nd

Seconded first pitch, leader (Tom) bailed the crux. Absailed off, Vicky's first ever ab.

Dan3266 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Simon Gladstone
gavster 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with rob
Rob Royle 28/Aug/13 AltLd

Great climb!! Led pitch 1 then Gav led pitch 2. Struggled on the crux, didn't get my weight over from my right leg to my left leg correctly to start with when trying to step over..... Once I got that right it was ok!

with Gav
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Eddie1234 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
JenDurden 26/Aug/13 AltLd

Lead the second pitch this time!

with Gramps
stuart34 22/Aug/13 2nd
with Jake boi
Andrew Lodge 12/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Steve led P1 and the I lead P2, took ages to get down the flake but then found the step across quite easy. Fantastic climb and certainly one of the best at VS

with Tony, Steve
Hidden 12/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
Tony Ryland 12/Aug/13 2nd
with Andrew Lodge, Steve Barby
hamishjfk 10/Aug/13 AltLd β

A wandering climb of great quality

with Andy Wilson
Stickle Tarn 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S


rlrs 09/Aug/13 AltLd dnf
jcasey2436 09/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead the first easy pitch next time I'll do the traverse

with Ben wright
jamesgodwin64 08/Aug/13 2nd β
with Chiris Fox
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead
andrew549 04/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dr Matt
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
TP 03/Aug/13 Lead
with Dave M
amccann ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Darron 27/Jul/13 -
Calum Wadsworth 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris, Harrogate club
ChrisBrooke 27/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Duncan Bell
rob.grafton 27/Jul/13 -
UnkArl 27/Jul/13 AltLd

P1 - Lee P2 - Me

with Lee
buxtoncoffeelover 26/Jul/13 AltLd

Jamie led first pitch- to flake belay, I lead second pitch

jamie ward 26/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Dave Reeve 26/Jul/13 AltLd
with Tony Payne
gavster 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with kev
mapperley samurai 22/Jul/13 AltLd dog

Lead the second pitch. Managed to miss the hidden lower foothold and fell straight out of the bottom of the flake. Nice fall. Hard work getting back on the route. Great fun. Required better rope work. Sticking horribly on the final ascent.

with Gavin Pownall
Eagertom 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

the move out left on the arete is terrifying, and the jamming version of the move afterwards is green and scary. I just couldn't get anything for my hands on the traverse, making this one of the scariest climbs I've ever tried. Given the above, it was wonderful - I've perhaps never felt so relieved for having finished a climb.

with Chris Butler
Mike Turner 20/Jul/13 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 1

zcsharp 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Definitely one of the best climbs i have done.

with Camilla
ClimbMad 14/Jul/13 2nd β
Mattlamb90 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Lead P1

with Ryan
callans 08/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Psyched. Out.

katiep 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Callan
Nick Russell 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Led both pitches, while Dave and Rob operated the cameras

BALD EAGLE 05/Jul/13 2nd
with Nick Russell
JamesWilliams 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Really nice! a little greasy on the first pitch and fantastic down climb of the flake on pitch 2. lead pitch 2

Camilla Mapstone ?/Jul/13 2nd
with Jamie
Hidden 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Mayaculpa 29/Jun/13 2nd

Awesome !! A little green from overnight rain made it even more spicy.

with Kyle87
angry pirate 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Arrived late so tagged onto end of the rope. Been on hit list to lead for a while to gutted to have seconded (thirded?) both pitches. Layback on first pitch felt very strenuous and descending the flak on pitch two was the thrutchiest climbing I've done in a while! Really enjoyed the airy step and the romp up the nose. A great day out!

Hidden 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Jules Lane 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Was not liking the step of death until I located the side pull and then sorted my feet out and had a word with myself. In the end, no problem at all. Downwards traverse pretty bizarre, but great to do such a classic.

Hoyes 25/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
georgeevans88 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 21/Jun/13 AltLd
spidermonkey09 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Tossed a coin and got the second pitch. Hard VS. Incredible. Enough said.

Jack93 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch

RichyBOYY 21/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun/13 AltLd β
Matt_L_Robinson 16/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead
joe_lancs 15/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
GStone 09/Jun/13 AltLd dog

James led first pitch I led second - got to end of traverse which wasn't too bad then fell trying to go up crack that wasn't the route! Had to set up belay and James led last slab. Next time!

David_Gledson 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Incredible. I led an extended pitch 2(as tom belayed in the gully). A brilliant pitch, and really full on at the grade.

with Tom
Goodstuff 08/Jun/13 AltLd β

Glory pitch in a cracking sunset. Found the step onto the hidden hold harder than the stride across to the foot-rail.

Radical-G 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Eoinparker 02/Jun/13 AltLd dnf

Led the first pitch which was great. Hass led the second but I had to lower off to catch my train (which I missed!)

HassenBali 02/Jun/13 AltLd dog

Led the second pitch, which certainly lives up to its well earned reputation. The climb down the flake and traverse make for an exhilarating route.

Big Lee 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

An amazing climb. Found the down-climb from the flake easy enough but the moves left along the undercut wall needed a few attempts to gain my composure. Finished the route at 9pm.

annak 01/Jun/13 2nd dog
Hidden 22/May/13 2nd O/S
littleluke 19/May/13 Lead
markfairbank 06/May/13 Lead rpt
John Bish 06/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
Anne Gumbley 06/May/13 2nd
sara n 06/May/13 AltLd rpt
Siyfion 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Caspian Johnson 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

A good lesson in rope work...

Nickfoulds 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

Hilarious :-)

with Cas
farmerwad 04/May/13 2nd
with ray
y2keable 04/May/13 AltLd

Horrible climb! Lead first pitch, shat my pants seconding the last pitch. The whole thing is less about the moves/climbing and more about the protection and rope management. Couldn't enjoy it, came all the way from Newcastle to do this and the sloth, the sloth felt easier and less exposed! Bag of... What a waste of a beautiful evening!

with John
anthonydouglas 01/May/13 Lead O/S

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!

Hidden 01/May/13 2nd
monsteratt 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Excellent end to the day. Nice sunset

with Toby
Davebryant 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Alex Taylor
ross brinson 26/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Hannah Watson
Hidden 21/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
JakeWShaw 20/Apr/13 AltLd β

Lead 2nd pitch, found down climbing the flake hard/scary and the step absolutely fine. Getting the rope stuck was the crux.

with Pete
shaunhumphreys 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch crux is definitely down climbing the flake

Daniel Heath 20/Apr/13 Solo β

What a great route, the crux move was fun and it was thrilling even after it.

franhammond92 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

first pitch

pete1993 20/Apr/13 AltLd rpt

led P1, found it pretty simple although the step across was a lot scarier than i remembered

thomaspomfrett 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Thomas
Jake Young 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Laura
James_L88 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

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.

lbarras 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with jake
Guy Wilson 19/Apr/13 -
with Plum
mark4344 19/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
with Matt Payne
cheeky 19/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
R2B 08/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Took a while to get on this and had a great adventure. 40 km winds at the top made things pretty sketchy!

with Nick
giuly 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Neil Shephard, Neil, Ben
Hidden 07/Apr/13 AltLd
Alex Munnery 06/Apr/13 Lead β
Mike Hood 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Alex
the power 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch

with rob
dr_botnik 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Bloke on a Rope 25/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1, would like to go back and lead pitch 2 with that funky crux sequence!

with Matt
scotty h 04/Mar/13 2nd RP

moving down the flake was harder, the step across was actually alright.

with Killian Murphy
Killianmurphy 04/Mar/13 Lead β
Darcy Turner 01/Mar/13 Lead

Pretty groovy climb

jack adams ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
friendzone1234 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S

lead both pitches, good crafty placement of nut above the flake reduced the rope drag massively

Morgan P 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Feels unfair to call this clean. Had a minor(ish) epic after the traverse when the rope drag was too much to go around the corner and the cam I needed to make a belay on the corner was the thing causing the rope drag on the flake... Fun times. Eventually muscled myself up the crack just before the corner and got to the top. Like half an hour later.

Sophieeee 18/Feb/13 2nd
pearson9596 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Hiscox
Matt Smith 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

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.

TiffTiff 17/Feb/13 Lead rpt
Pete_Hamlin 17/Feb/13 2nd β

Awesome climb. Seconded both pitches.

mikespooner 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Both Pitches

with Pete Hamlin
jacobjacob 16/Feb/13 Lead rpt

In the dark with a headtorch, the crux is the ropework!

JenDurden 16/Feb/13 2nd

Backed off leading pitch 2

hp8g12 16/Feb/13 2nd
chris ginge ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
fifth ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
raidiun ??/2013 2nd dog
drysori 01/Dec/12 Lead
with Rach
pc1983 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

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.

GuitarGenius92 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Pretty exciting, great exposure.

Hidden 04/Nov/12 AltLd dog
Sam Cooke 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch - a pretty special climb.

with Tom Adams
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
DaveAtkinson 27/Oct/12 Lead

Oh dear!!!

with M.Lawton
Hidden 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/12 Lead
John Holden 14/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Well done Mike.

with Mike Tinnion
therat 14/Oct/12 -
DigitalSteak 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
thomasmouse 13/Oct/12 2nd

I lead first pitch, Rich lead the second. Amazing, good job rich!

tommytuffa 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Libby
Dr Toph 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S

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.

Hidden 04/Oct/12 AltLd dog
hlegge 30/Sep/12 Lead β

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.

with Joseph Ward
anaesthetic 23/Sep/12 2nd
with Carl
carl_123 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
crazy pierre 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Both pitches. Need to learn jamming and ropework. Managed clean nonetheless.

Rollo 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Had the shit put up me by the pair who went before us but it was OK

with Mike
benjizac 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S

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!

mike.moss 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
francois 22/Sep/12 -

Led first pitch, Chris did the flake pitch

with Chris
Dave Heaton 22/Sep/12 Lead
with James Forbes
BelayBunney 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Very pleasant climb! Harder if you don't find the hidden foothold on the 2nd pitch though!

Palmer 22/Sep/12 AltLd
ross brinson 19/Sep/12 Lead
with Lou Titch
Fragmod 17/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
jmjw 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Rob H, Tim R
deacondeacon 14/Sep/12 Lead

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 :)

Andy Peak 1 14/Sep/12 2nd
with Andrew Deckon
Climbster 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


with Ian
Lukem6 10/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

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.

with Mike
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
auld al 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Becky H 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with George Cave
Dizz 01/Sep/12 AltLd RP

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!

with george
Binder 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I led p2 - brilliant but pretty scary on the crux move! Forgot to look for the hidden foothold. A rather slow ascent.

with Liz F
67hours 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Becky H
Charley Carpenter ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
pryan300 ?/Sep/12 Lead
GrantB 31/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
JUSTXMike 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
Peter Metcalfe 18/Aug/12 Lead

One tricky step moving across to nose after flake

with Dom Hall
Hidden 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
lawlolly 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Epic climb - scary decending down on second, with a beautiful view for finish

The Big Sender 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
gripped01 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Dave Tait
puppythedog 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

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.

with Julia
Hidden 05/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
torsok 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Naomi
Hidden 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Jack.H.92 02/Aug/12 AltLd
with Tom Jagger
Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
nepsoi999 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with sophie
Alex Thompson 28/Jul/12 2nd rpt

Hardon's first lead at The Roaches. Worth it to watch his face coming off the flake!

with James Williamson, Haydn Martin
will_benfold 28/Jul/12 AltLd dnf

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.

with Cameron
jon_gill1 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

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!

with jim braithwaite
Scotsken 28/Jul/12 AltLd
james.f.williamson 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Haydn, Alex
cameron_hall 28/Jul/12 AltLd dnf
Matt Ray 28/Jul/12 AltLd
Hardonicus 28/Jul/12 Lead
Olli-C 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch, got scared....moves are easy

Rachel Slater 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Harder than it looks but still VS. Lead pitch 1.

demarcation86 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Paul
runestone 27/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 1

with Steve
SPD224 22/Jul/12 AltLd
with Chris Wright
sgl0jd 22/Jul/12 -
Charlie Zephyr Booth 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
j.townley 21/Jul/12 2nd dnf

Backed off after first pitch and attempting to cross the flake!

DanOsb 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

lead P1 as have done p2 before, give the 2nd the exiting pitch.

WillDoyle 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Was raining on the face side of the climb, waited for it to dry whilst complaining adequately.

climb the peak 08/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
BRoe 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S

pitch 2

Poco Loco 08/Jul/12 2nd

Put off by the slimy corner at the start of P1, followed Rich up.

with Richard
Slick 08/Jul/12 Lead

Slime on P1 and not too elegant on P2

MichaelGallimore 27/Jun/12 Lead β

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.

with Sam crabb
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead dnf
ladymuck 18/Jun/12 2nd

Managed not to avoid the undercut this time!

Jay C 12/Jun/12 AltLd rpt

Midnight ascent by the light of a headtorch and finished with a beer on top. Brilliant!

with Steve H
stevetheleg 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Finished this at midnight! Somewhat eerie.

with Jay Conlon
Strachan 12/Jun/12 2nd dnf

Escaped after 1st pitch because of midges!

seanlikeskites 10/Jun/12 Lead dog

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.

Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Jun/12 AltLd
Tony Ryland 06/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Bisteris 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Al Dixon, Glen Du Jardin
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
whitehouse_rhys 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Rob law
kabutsu 02/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
taff raymond 01/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
TimKnight 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1, left the glory to Paul. Great route, awesome exposure

Joemanglerocks 27/May/12 AltLd

Led P2. Loved/hated the delicate step out, had me in nervous stitches

treg 26/May/12 AltLd

Do P1 so Dan could lead P2. Sweaty and awesome.

with Dan Osbaldeston
steve2006 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Its still a lovely climb

Hidden 23/May/12 Lead dnf
climbingxcat 22/May/12 AltLd O/S

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!

with Brian
David Shelmerdine 22/May/12 Lead O/S
tolly_60 22/May/12 2nd dnf

Fine first pitch but abbed off from the stance due to change in conditions.

jjclarke70 20/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Will P
williap 20/May/12 AltLd dnf

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

with James
mattshort 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Dean177 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
Dibdawg 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Won the toss for 2nd pitch.

elbeanio 07/May/12 Lead O/S
Mike Hood 06/May/12 AltLd
HAJ Francis 05/May/12 Lead O/S

started hailing on us at the belay pint at end of p1 but still great route.

with stopsy
The Dangler 03/May/12 2nd β
peaker16 02/May/12 Lead
davespider ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
with mickey seule, jules mckim
Patrick Hill ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark Chevassut
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd β
catie ?/May/12 2nd O/S
antonymcphillips ?/May/12 Lead
David Kay 24/Apr/12 AltLd rpt
with Mark Proctor
Hidden 24/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Batt 24/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

P1 this time. Bridging works really well

Hoyes 24/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Laurence Cowton 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch. 2nd pitch quite spicy until I found the 'secret' jug. Great route.

with Job
ladymuck 14/Apr/12 2nd

Fell, swung avoiding crux

George Nichols 14/Apr/12 Lead β

Was completely flummoxed by the start of the second pitch, until a helpful passer-by pointed out the hidden foot. A delightful romp.

hoggy90 01/Apr/12 AltLd
timmyhobby 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S


with hoggy90
andrew sandercock 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Rob p1, me p2. Found "the move" hard. Scared. Bloody scared.

Matt Cooke 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

with Rosh
gingerwolf 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ross brinson 27/Mar/12 AltLd
with Edward Messiha
pete1993 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Nick
treg 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

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.

with Will
Nick1812P 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

led P1

with Pete
Steve13 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch, seconded 2nd pitch in the dark.

clukins 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
mattorford 24/Mar/12 Lead

lead both pitches, strange moves

alias dave 17/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Sam.EB
Sam Simpson 17/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Nice climb... made hard work of "the move"

ollyroberts 16/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1

with James
disturbed_one51 16/Mar/12 AltLd

Lead pitch 2

with Wee man
Jonathan Hall 16/Mar/12 AltLd

Lead P1

Andy Moles 14/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Malc
Roberto 11/Mar/12 -
Jay C 03/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

I lead the second pitch, amazing route worthy of the three stars!

with Jack N
Steeve 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch

with phil d
joe1joe1joe2 ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Good fun.

Dafydd Llywelyn 26/Feb/12 AltLd rpt

Three men and one belay plate. Fun. Top effort by Tom as his first experience outdoors on rock!

with Tom Milburn, Sion McGuinnes
HarryB 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Al
Jonny Raines 19/Feb/12 2nd β

Most ridiculous rope system ever used, excellent climb though.

with John Murphy, Al Docherty, Harry Bloxham, Tom Mansfield
Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead dnf
Ed Booth 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Alec Thomas
Hidden 02/Feb/12 Lead
cameron_hall 21/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Attempted first pitch and then backed off because I didn't think of bridging the awkward bit. :-/

cameron_hall 21/Jan/12 2nd dnf

Hamish led the first pitch and then we backed off the second as it was getting really windy and unpleasant.

hlegge 21/Jan/12 Lead dnf

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.

dickie01 15/Jan/12 AltLd
with Joe Heasman
tomc 06/Jan/12 Lead dnf

finished on pebbledash, too slimy

funsized 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S

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.

garywalker147 ??/2012 -
beardy mike ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Will Caesar ??/2012 AltLd
crag_hopper_Jay ??/2012 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch, 2nd pitch is awesome!

matt perks ??/2012 -
davidtrelawnyross ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -

Met AB Black.

Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
antclark6381 ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
nbotting ??/2012 -
rob 528 ??/2012 -
Dave Hill ??/2012 -
RKirke ??/2012 -
admackie ??/2012 -
steven24584 ??/2012 -
Rhythm24 03/Dec/11 Lead dnf

Bloody tough first pitch!

Rhythm24 03/Dec/11 2nd O/S

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

Hidden 03/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S

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

with Emily
jonnybull 26/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Tried to jam the offwidth seconding p2 - bad idea in damp conditions! Good lead Mr Walker

with Alex
beds74 19/Nov/11 AltLd

Peff 1st pitch. Another obscure grit grade.....went round left arete to finish, no gear for move off the ledge. Great route.

J1PEF 19/Nov/11 AltLd
with beds
Steve Waters, Mynydd 06/Nov/11 AltLd

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.

mtempest 06/Nov/11 AltLd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Cake 06/Nov/11 AltLd rpt

1st pitch this time. Amazing. Rope problems again

Hidden 03/Nov/11 2nd
Joe.Elliott1 02/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Ballsy step out 2nd pitch

bsmedz 01/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
lewiz 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mishtu 30/Oct/11 2nd
with lewiz
Anthony Dixon 29/Oct/11 Lead
Alan Dixon 29/Oct/11 AltLd
jack1996 28/Oct/11 AltLd β

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!

with pete
Hidden 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tom.ireson 25/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Charlotte did an awesome job on this!

LJC 24/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

I lead P2.

ben.richards 24/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


lost.arrow 16/Oct/11 -
with Stu Sherwood
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
Tom Redmond 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S

head went to peices before the traverse across from the flake, but once i had done it found it easy. a good route

with dave bowler
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bwestwood ?/Oct/11 -
Hidden 30/Sep/11 AltLd
derek carter 28/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.

Hidden 27/Sep/11 -
Hidden 27/Sep/11 AltLd
stephenhartley 27/Sep/11 AltLd β
with Burns
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead
fjellogpadleskole 27/Sep/11 -
John Lewis 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Chris
davetaylor 25/Sep/11 2nd O/S

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

minaturechris 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Should do again after warming up first. Mentally unprepared so didn't enjoy it as much as I should have.

Hidden 24/Sep/11 AltLd
Dan Geh 22/Sep/11 2nd rpt
tgeh 22/Sep/11 AltLd rpt
with adam jordan, dan geh
adam 24 21/Sep/11 -
tim.fairhall 19/Sep/11 AltLd O/S


with Matt
Rob Laird 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Curly Rich 11/Sep/11 2nd dnf

rain stopped play.

with GMC Stuart
Danny Crump 11/Sep/11 AltLd
with Lauren Brown
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hedley 10/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Jonathan How
FrJ 10/Sep/11 2nd dog

Needed very tight rope in places. Way out of my league at the moment!

with Hedley
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
johnnyboulton 01/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Simon Hills
AMJ098 ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Glad I didn't do the second pitch - pretty exposed!

with Dan Geh
ross brinson 31/Aug/11 AltLd
with Thomas Moore
Hidden 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
vix 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with luke
eeonz 21/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 21/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
nrhardy 20/Aug/11 AltLd dog

P1 - me, clean o/s, P2 - Tim; dogged, wet after shower, off route, as lead moved ropes to avoid drag. Miserable.

with Tim
barrowclough 17/Aug/11 Lead
with Peter Lane
fingerjugger 17/Aug/11 2nd dog

second ever time seconding!

sgl0jd 17/Aug/11 -
victim of mathematics 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. A bit damp. Brilliant climbing on the second pitch.

with Simon
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 2nd
Petarghh 08/Aug/11 AltLd

Second pitch !

Stoney Boy 07/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Nick Conway
hotfeet 06/Aug/11 Lead
with Mac
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Bumblebee Biggs 03/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Martin Davies 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Tim Rogers
aretherenoneleft 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Liked it but hated it. I lead the second bit from the big flake.

Kyle87 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
peter myers ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with ben humphris
Ash_Johnson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 AltLd
kermit_uk 31/Jul/11 AltLd rpt

seconded first pitch, lead second

with Ian
robman 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
sten 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tommy Franzen
andrusht84 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Well chuffed to have lead it, Ade lead first pitch and me the second, thrilling stuff.

with ade pickstock
Johnny B Diggerman 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Dan L
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
stronglikebear 25/Jul/11 AltLd
asmith37 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
zach.stone 15/Jul/11 2nd
i_a_coops 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
theotherpetehill 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
martin c 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

with Abi

JaseSSDD 14/Jul/11 2nd
with Ian Barker
andybirtwistle 12/Jul/11 Lead
with Keith Lonsdale
bavarianGaz 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Damian 1st pitch, me 2nd. Have wanted to do this since my first ever day climbing outside, didn't disappoint!!

with Damian
Daymo 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch in the rain!

with Gaz
NearlyDutchDan 08/Jul/11 Lead O/S

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.

with Andreea
ross brinson 02/Jul/11 Lead

only climbed the first pitch and climbed out the cave.

Onion magnet 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Horrible and quite hard on the down climb traverse would never give this route a top 50 ranking let alone 3 stars. 1 star maybe

with Jack
jwpil 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Not really good or bad, P1 is awful and pitch 2 is just weird.

with Mat
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
darlolad ?/Jul/11 AltLd
Anta Misina ?/Jul/11 2nd
Fred_Richard 26/Jun/11 Lead

did Valkyrie as a warm up before the sloth, wish i did not, forgot how demanding this route is for a VS

with Kat
Rampikino 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Jennifer Randall, Cat
kat-lyle 26/Jun/11 2nd
with fred
gpcomps 21/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, seconded the second which was no walk in the park

Stoff 21/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. An absolute 3 start stunner......but watch the rope drag !

with gpcomps
matthewjames 14/Jun/11 Lead dnf
with Alex Bashford
marcoleptic 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hannes B 14/Jun/11 AltLd
with Sandra & Pascal
andyjirvin 13/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, Phil led pitch 2. Lovely moves in the middle, start and finish are fairly average though.

jpmole 11/Jun/11 2nd

amazing. has been on the list forever, and didn't disappoint!

al123 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch. hard for VS but a great route.

Alistair Corbett 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Al
Killianmurphy 10/Jun/11 2nd
with Matt Snell
minirollsrule 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S

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)

biobuild 10/Jun/11 AltLd dog

im having valkyrie next time!!

Hidden 08/Jun/11 Lead
stephen ashworth 08/Jun/11 2nd
with john frost, floss_81
sneaks 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

p1 for stephen, p2 for me. Janey got the short straw and had to second both. Lovely climb.

rockjedi 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Sara Williams
Hidden 06/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
TRFrost 05/Jun/11 Lead β
Bobling 05/Jun/11 AltLd

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.

with Dan
np134 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with T. Frost, N. Howett
gavinpeach 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Excellent route. Just gutted I didn't get photos; but thanks to the girl who drew the picture! Epic route! Brilliant!

The Norris 04/Jun/11 2nd dog

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!

with Gavin
Egons Issy 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Isabel pitch 1, Kevin 2

with Kevin Vans-Colina
craig naylor 02/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with nick
sideswiper ?/Jun/11 2nd dog

Got lost, tried going up the crack on the nose before going all the way around it. fell off trying

Phil PBC ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with henry castle
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd
Hidden 29/May/11 Lead dog
tomhill#1 28/May/11 Lead O/S
thetradlad 27/May/11 Lead rpt
Lawrence Bird 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
pie_eater_pete 24/May/11 AltLd
with bwestwood
matt0759 24/May/11 Lead rpt
bwestwood 24/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 20/May/11 2nd
gary.barr 12/May/11 AltLd

Lead P2, Graham Lead P1. Crackin' climb! Loads of fun stepping out onto the nose from the flake, a good head game. Cheers Lads.

gd303uk 12/May/11 AltLd

great fun esp if you don't give the leader any beta, the look on his face, priceless.

fennerz 08/May/11 AltLd O/S

Did the first pitch of matinee. Still amazing :)

with Sean Grady
culmclimberRob 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with james burnside
grady ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
The Ivanator 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I led P1, puzzling moves off the flake, but worked it out in the end.

with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong 30/Apr/11 -
claregardiner 29/Apr/11 Lead
Spanner 28/Apr/11 2nd β
mcglenr25 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Lead pitch one and two clean, awesome route, loved the exposure!

matty123 28/Apr/11 Lead dog
MarkRoe 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S

A great end to the Roaches section of the trip.

richyg 28/Apr/11 -
tompilgrem 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Great route. Lead p2. Bit awkward downclimbing flake but fine when you get the hidden foothold on the right.

with Dad
bobpilgrem 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

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

with Bob/Tom
MarkRoe 24/Apr/11 AltLd RP

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.

with Bob Oldale
Dave Mason 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Darren Belfield
Double Knee Bar 22/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Finally done it! seconded it after two months of climbing and fell twice. not touched it after two years and got the lead clean.

with Iain
Peter Holder 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Aimee Wariner
Hidden 21/Apr/11 2nd dnf
Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd
AMarchant 19/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

Led the first pitch this time and sat in the sun whilst ally put the second one together :)

Hidden 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
rockman 19/Apr/11 AltLd

Brilliant route

ed edwards 19/Apr/11 AltLd
with rockman
Hidden 18/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
NB Pixel 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

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!

with JT
pldarch 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

led second pitch

sambosanquet101 17/Apr/11 AltLd
tgeh 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Amy Kilpin 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Jonni 09/Apr/11 Lead
sara n 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/11 AltLd
Stuart Hurworth 07/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

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!

jelaby 02/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Thom's birthday present :)

with Thom Allen, CoffeePot
coffeepot 02/Apr/11 2nd
with Thom Allen, jelaby
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead
monika paprzycka 28/Mar/11 2nd
richardr 27/Mar/11 AltLd

Its all in the traverse...

nai 27/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Richard
Chriswallis2 25/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Anna
Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd dog
Tombauer 23/Mar/11 AltLd
grp 20/Mar/11 Lead β
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
groliver26 20/Mar/11 2nd

climbed with geoff and jt, It rained, fell after the flake messy climb

crispyboy 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Lashlin
Ollie B 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with S.Bennett
chrism225 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch, second second pitch

with jonny
Graham Westbrook 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Alistair Everett, George Stevens
odox 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Grant Harris
JRae 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S


johnpuddephatt 14/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, struggled on second but was successful. Reached top just as sun was disappearing.

with Matt Robinson
Matt_L_Robinson 13/Mar/11 AltLd β

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.

with John
Gibbs 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 13/Mar/11 AltLd dog

Had a fall trying to get the hidden foothold, wasn't too bad afterwards despite being scared stiff and in the dying light!

Tom_Jermy 12/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

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.

David Kay 12/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

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.

Jonas Paulsson 08/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch. Sweet classic!

with Robin Dahlberg
chrisbrown_023 06/Mar/11 AltLd β

Lead first pitch

with Jamie Fowler
TM_Horton 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S

awesome day in the sun. hard for VS i thought but can see where the grade is justified... the step across was a bitch !

with addam
Aid@n ?/Feb/11 AltLd

Second pitch. Knew what was coming after fantasising over pictures but still great. Got a bit lost around the corner.

with John Moran
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/11 -
Andy Myers ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt
Onion 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

First trad lead, not as scary as i thought. Need to practice getting nuts in cleanly.

Phil Layton 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with james Wilkins
hilty 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Always do this route first when I go to theroaches, top route crux is 5a if you miss the foothold

jon clayton 20/Jan/11 AltLd
with sasha
The Green Giant 20/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

P1 seconding P2 is just as scary as leading it unless your leader gets the ropes in the right position.

with Dan with the van
dan-8990 19/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with AO
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
Luke Brooks ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
paul79 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Bob ??/2011 -
kingholmesy ??/2011 AltLd O/S


with John Stokes
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 -
Gareth H ??/2011 -
MHutch ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
Steff007 ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
ollie_e ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
chris fox ??/2011 AltLd O/S
chris fox ??/2011 AltLd O/S
robaj ??/2011 AltLd

That step to the left! Great exposure, best VS I've done, despite "only" seconding that crucial crux pitch.

Chris Sansum 12/Dec/10 AltLd rpt

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?

with Phil Gibson
Hidden 12/Dec/10 2nd dnf
rosieposey14 14/Nov/10 2nd dnf
with mark challoner
pabbage 31/Oct/10 AltLd
Sophie Nunn 31/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Emma
madasten 31/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Paul
rd20 30/Oct/10 AltLd O/S


with Ben Ram
Ade P 30/Oct/10 AltLd

lead second pitch

thecurlyone 30/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Robert Dufton
muwasi 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with tim
tim123487 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
ben1987 24/Oct/10 2nd dog

good climb, scary stuff stepping off the flake to the undercut!

bigdrew 22/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch. Class move left from the flake!

with clare
CharlieMack 20/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Tom Seabridge
DOVEY 20/Oct/10 -
with Steve jones
Hidden 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
mark_jc 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
iwebster59017 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

lead first pitch

with MarkRoe
simeclimb68 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Steven Andrews 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Richard Lines
ig248 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
ushi 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Jen
AndyPeters 14/Oct/10 AltLd dog

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.

John Lewis 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Bailed after decending the second flake, could not see the move.

with Lee Parsons
Rick Ashton 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

I lead 2nd pitch, very nice step down off the flake made a whole lot worse by very strong winds and hurrendous rope drag

with andy gibb
Garron 02/Oct/10 Lead β
Griff87 02/Oct/10 -
with Arran Fradgley
ScottyD 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Awesome climb!

Matt1234 01/Oct/10 2nd O/S
andysroom ?/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
_m.cox_ ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Leo Woodhead 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch, coming down the flake and making the delicate step over felt hard!!! Great route, well worth it's stars!

with Ian W
Ianwesterby 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Leo
Hidden 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Oliver Branagan 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

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.)

with Miles M
MilesMcgennity 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

i took the first pitch and ran it from about half height

gazfellows 25/Sep/10 Lead
with shaun d
rustaldo 24/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch, really nice climb, exposed and delicate.. top out has interesting features for belay..

Hidden 24/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd
Aufton 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with James Johnson
Chi Cheng 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led the 2nd pitch. One committing move. Thought about backing off.

Jay J 16/Sep/10 AltLd
DaveFidler 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch.

catblack 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Found down-climbing the crack the hardest and scarest part.

with Dad
jshields 12/Sep/10 Lead

Fourth time on the route. Why is descending the flake still scary?

with Gavin
gavinpeach 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd dnf
sam_cox ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

with Mark
Daniels735 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch. One good move, bit polished though. Clair lead the important pitch and had a whole world of fun!

with Clair Fowler
Hidden 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
hotfeet 30/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead
Storm Hunter 22/Aug/10 Lead dnf

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.

cem 22/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Led both pitches

with Paul Wilkinson
Mark Salter 16/Aug/10 Lead β
MaccMark 16/Aug/10 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch

with Philip Jarvis
climbinmunkey 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

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.

with Helen
Hidden 15/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 11/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
freemanTom 07/Aug/10 Lead

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.

with Normal Steve
nadeem 02/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Polished. Led second pitch. really wierd move.

with Tom Foote
SteWatkins ?/Aug/10 -
Noodles30 ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
john.gaffney 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Me first, Dan second. Exposed to the max.

with dan m
WalnutHorse 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S


Audrey @ The Castle 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S

did in one pitch

twodada 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Duncan
Hidden 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
spragglerocks 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Rach and James led, I went along for the ride.

Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
irish paul 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Batt 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Mike Turner 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2

DaNo123 09/Jul/10 AltLd

led 1st pitch

JamieSparkes 08/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

lead P2, very exposed and rope drag an issue.

squidgebob 08/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with jamie
DorsetGareth 04/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

I don’t get it - probably one of the least pleasant climbs I've had the misfortune to find myself on!

with Pip
mark_wellin 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

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

grubes 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S

more scary than the sloth

Shorty83 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Giles
coombsy ?/Jul/10 AltLd

Fantastic climb. Led P2

with Rich G
guido ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Guy Wilson 25/Jun/10 Lead
with Carl Betts
Hidden 25/Jun/10 AltLd
hellboundblr 23/Jun/10 AltLd

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.

john_ni 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch fine. Bryan led 2nd pitch cleanly & smoothly; I didnt, scary.

Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
wrapped in bacon 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Down climb def the harder part of the route. Stepping across went very smoothly

with Rob
Monkey_Alan 13/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Whoa. Took absolutely ages getting off the top of the flake and slithering down, half in the crack.

shed_hed 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

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.

hardoreVdiffBen 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S

spicy step across but easy

with ben peake
jacobjacob 06/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch

wirralclimber1984 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with james
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
matt.jj 05/Jun/10 AltLd

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!

Ian Broome 05/Jun/10 AltLd β

greatful for the rope beta, after seeing the party before us spend an hour faffing with caught ropes on the last pitch

scotty h 03/Jun/10 2nd dnf

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.

with Tim Nixon, Ronnie
Dave Mahon ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Classic. Don't lead both ropes down the flake if your second is a novice - I have seen a few epics.

markfairbank 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2 - easy when you know how :)

with SteveyM
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
SteveMyatt 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
siah 28/May/10 Lead
with eddie
Spidermunkie 28/May/10 Lead O/S

Damn rope drag!!

Hidden 28/May/10 AltLd O/S
saalty 28/May/10 Lead O/S
with eddy, colin, jay
maxkellock 27/May/10 Lead O/S

hardest route mentally i have ever done on the second pitch

szelest 27/May/10 TR dnf
Hidden 27/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Ali H 22/May/10 AltLd

Ali first pitch Glyn second pitch

with Glyn
Glyn Davidson 22/May/10 AltLd rpt

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.

with Ali
lucasp 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 2. The best gritstone route I've climbed so far.

with ditch
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
bjlsmith 15/May/10 2nd
with Mike Dennis
MD 15/May/10 Lead
with B Smith
stoned 15/May/10 Lead
Mike Hegarty 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Had real bad rope drag due to climbing on single rope..Wont make that mistake again..! Every day is a learning day..!!!

with Lee
bigbobbyking 09/May/10 2nd

frigged the second pitch after not finding the hidden foot hold. Chris managed it and I kicked myself afterwards for not managing it!

with Chris Allan
kermit_uk 09/May/10 AltLd O/S

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

with Steve Woolass
chrisallan 09/May/10 Lead O/S
John Pickles 07/May/10 Lead O/S
with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 04/May/10 2nd rpt
mullermn 03/May/10 Lead rpt

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

PerrinT 03/May/10 2nd

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.

pffft 02/May/10 AltLd dnf

Lead first pitch, climb of my life. Partner declined the final slab and back climbed the crux. Abbed off belay stance.

98%monkey 02/May/10 Lead dnf

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.

with Luke
chedder 02/May/10 AltLd
williamsd79 01/May/10 2nd O/S
ciaran1999 28/Apr/10 AltLd
with saul
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Souljah 27/Apr/10 2nd
with kasia and nick
Alex Thompson 27/Apr/10 Lead β

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...

jon thompson27 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S

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!!

with Alex Thompson
Hidden 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
irish paul 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Oliver Houston 24/Apr/10 AltLd dog

rested a little on the rope on the way down...

Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
philhilo 23/Apr/10 Lead rpt

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.

Purple Roni 23/Apr/10 2nd
Mitch1990 19/Apr/10 Lead β

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

Hidden 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
davewsargent 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
gnc760 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Cool moving across the flake, was left uninspired by the rest.

with Conor Clarke
Hidden 13/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hexman 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Got tangled in rope at the crux, which made it slightly emotional!

with Andy Holder
crossdressingrodney 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
willson 04/Apr/10 AltLd
Gigga ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
D.Andrew 23/Mar/10 AltLd
willworkforfoodjnr 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S

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!

Ewan Russell 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

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

BenedictIEP 21/Mar/10 Lead dnf
with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet
BenedictIEP 21/Mar/10 2nd dnf
with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet
BicepAndrews 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S

hvs and crap

with James Maddison
buddha1369 09/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Simon B (OB)
willoates 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with lawrence
Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
phil stubbs ?/Mar/10 -
thefuturesmiles ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

quite heart pumping!

jchenoweth 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S

The weather was snowing and the rock minging.

with Dan
jimmatthews 20/Feb/10 Lead
with Gav
Hidden 13/Feb/10 2nd
darlolad ??/2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead rpt
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd O/S
philw ??/2010 -
clair.fowler ??/2010 Lead O/S
rurp ??/2010 Lead O/S
IAmAStone 07/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

I had first pitch

with Skippy
Nature_Boy12689 25/Nov/09 Lead O/S
LaylayPants 25/Nov/09 2nd O/S
LakesWinter 08/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

I led P1 and then got really cold waiting to do P2.

with Cake
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Cake 08/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

This seemed hard and scary for both of us, but we were both frozen. Amazing route all the same

with Matt
Singleton_Alex ?/Nov/09 2nd O/S

Really good route, gonna make sure i lead it next time!

with NHowett
Mike_Gannon 30/Oct/09 Lead dnf

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

petegunn 29/Oct/09 AltLd
with Davina
Hidden 29/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
ccraigg22 28/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

First Pitch i lead

with Nick
Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S
JWB 25/Oct/09 AltLd rpt

Me pitch 1, Pierce pitch 2. Good effort my Pierce considering this is his first year climbing.

with Pierce
tom.e 18/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
RachaelB 18/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch and DGR led second.

with Duncan Graham-Rowe
matt0759 17/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Steven Andrews 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Berkowitz
Mike Parker 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
ig248 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Marshall
CharlieMack 16/Oct/09 Lead O/S
goddamm7 08/Oct/09 AltLd dnf
with Sandrex
richardhopton 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

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.

with Emily Blain
monsteratt 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Alt leads did 2nd pitch

with Matt, Nic and Andy
Hidden 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
steve2006 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S

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

Matt Bennett 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

lead crux pitch

Hidden 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
ianjfsutcliffe 25/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

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…

with Smudge
Hidden 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Dux 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch.

Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/09 2nd rpt

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.

with Phil Baxter
chris sm 20/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
jubolo 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

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

with mark
dasdo 19/Sep/09 2nd
PeteH 16/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
ndp 15/Sep/09 AltLd
melonmike 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Em66 13/Sep/09 AltLd
with Mike
Neil D 11/Sep/09 AltLd rpt

Led P1 this time.

BorisVBlade 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2.

reubensampson 09/Sep/09 2nd
with Phil Buckle
joese7en ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
esther ?/Sep/09 Lead
Helen Gibson 30/Aug/09 Lead

led 2nd pitch with hangover, 2nd didn't want to do it, so abbed for gear which was more scary than the climb!

ben__day 29/Aug/09 Lead β
krikoman 23/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

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.

Peeley.b 23/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

I lead first pitch, Mark did the hard bit!

AMarchant 17/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Anthony Eccles
Becky E 15/Aug/09 AltLd

Led P1. Got scared on P2!

with Mark Mercer
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
ebf 15/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden 15/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Glennjoe 14/Aug/09 2nd dog

Slipped on the climb down. Fantastic exposure on the traverse. I found undercutting helped.

with Iain
Double Knee Bar 14/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Iain
Julesthe1st 10/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Stana
jandyd05 09/Aug/09 Lead dnf

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 ...

Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
KeithW 02/Aug/09 AltLd dog

Led P1. Pulled on a sling for balance as I stepped across from the flake on P2. Otherwise good ascent!

with Kev Bowser
Stuart Wildman 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Jon Tan
quiffhanger 26/Jul/09 Lead

alternate pitches

mullermn 25/Jul/09 Lead rpt

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.

Kylie 25/Jul/09 2nd dog
Happy Wanderer 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Ken T
Hidden 20/Jul/09 2nd
Poco Loco 11/Jul/09 2nd dnf

What a cock up! Probably not the best choice of route for a team of 3. Will come back and do it properly.

with Bob Barnes, Richard Roberts
bobbarnes00 11/Jul/09 Lead dnf

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.

with James Pomeroy; Richard Roberts
sgl0jd 10/Jul/09 Lead
Keith Jones 09/Jul/09 2nd
with ali
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
odox 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Birtwistle
tomdude 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

well exciting

with rob
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
robertmichaeladams 04/Jul/09 AltLd
with Tom
dicky79 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Les & James W
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead
cooper leek ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with crucko
climbing_wiggy 28/Jun/09 2nd β
with JC
RCrockford 21/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch

with Andy C
JWB 14/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

Me pitch 1, Mark pitch 2.

with Mark Anstey
grakgrak 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with duncan
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/09 AltLd
areeves ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Twisty 31/May/09 Lead rpt

Seemed much better on the lead- but still felt like I was off!

with Rayan Sammut
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd
Tomprusk 30/May/09 AltLd rpt

What an epic on an epic route

with Carwyn and Nick
Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
Barry D 26/May/09 Lead
with Richard M
hang_about 25/May/09 AltLd

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

with big al
Chris Sansum 24/May/09 AltLd rpt

Always a classic!

with Gary Lewin
Tom Stoddart 24/May/09 AltLd

Glorious second pitch. Dave fell off and I lowered him through a holly tree.

with Dave Battley
mattnuttall 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Alan Holden
dimwit18 23/May/09 2nd O/S

Great climb despite being severely hungover

with Jamie Fox
tommytwotone 11/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Nigel
michael burrows 10/May/09 Lead rpt
Lallylandslider 10/May/09 2nd O/S

damned hard work

Glyn Davidson 09/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch. Committing move on the traverse. High in the grade i thought. Not sure I'd give it three stars.

Jeronimo 07/May/09 AltLd O/S

nails! And scary! And what a wind was blowing, making it freezing! Good lead from Sam. Lead first pitch.

with sam8oy
sam8oy 07/May/09 AltLd O/S

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"!

with Jay
Frostie ?/May/09 AltLd O/S

What a classic climb at 7 in the morning with the mist just starting to lift,climbed Pebbledash afterwards would make a good first pitch for Valkyrie.

with Andy Owen
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 -
Hidden 26/Apr/09 -
TiffTiff 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
dmoir 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Lauren Davies 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
axeman 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S

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

with schofield
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
hembug 21/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

lost the coin toss to lead the second pitch, great fun though even seconding

with dan
Hidden 21/Apr/09 AltLd β
Hidden 21/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
JonBrown 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Tiff
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
MattT88 14/Apr/09 2nd

Seconded both pitches

with Andy Knight
Trobbo 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with martin bennett
GPN 11/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Annette
net 11/Apr/09 2nd

Intended to lead the top pitch, but backed off rather quickly and had enough of a mare just seconding... oh dear!

with George
JCB42 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Awesome! Even though I'd done Valkyrie Direct last week the step across was still intimidating!

DavidEvans 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
jored ?/Apr/09 AltLd
with Ryan
BeccaSnowden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, very polished and not particularly nice. Not a bad route, the second pitch was good, but not really worth 3*.

with Alan
Reaver2k 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
zephr 20/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/09 Lead
Callum T 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
dj_brigham05 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Lead both pitches! Put in a very poor performance! Bad show.

eddy-on-the-rocks 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Geoff
Hidden 07/Mar/09 AltLd rpt
nathanroberts89 ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead β
ndraper1 ?/Mar/09 Lead
Alex Mason 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, great blind stuff coming down the flake, wind blowing in my eyes so i couldnt see for tears.

Tadams 01/Feb/09 Lead β
with Giles Walton
Giles1 01/Feb/09 Lead
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Andrew Abraham ??/2009 Lead

I led the first pitch, Paddy Schofield led the second, ace route.

Hidden ??/2009 Lead
benkelsey ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Rich Till
Andy Peak 1 ??/2009 Lead
Mr. K 31/Dec/08 2nd dnf

Retreated after first pitch due to the rapidly approaching darkness

with Ben Day
ben__day 31/Dec/08 Lead

quality climb, just wish the dark hadn't stopped play, next time i want the 2nd!

with Mr. K
fennerz 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

awesome! uber classic! i led pitch 2 really exposed step out to the arete but totally fantastic!

with rich ball
Jack Symmons ?/Dec/08 2nd
with Bridget
bridget143 22/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Jack 1st pitch, me second pitch (fantastic!)

with Jack Symmons
Dr Caterpillar 01/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Harry
tumbling wizard ?/Nov/08 -
Rob84 19/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2 - an absolute cracker of a route!

with Andy F
Kirill 12/Oct/08 AltLd

Led P1

wild_nomad 11/Oct/08 2nd

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!

with John
nic42 05/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim Gauntlet
Hidden 03/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
whiting.jp 03/Oct/08 AltLd dog

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.

with jamesca
PenJD 28/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch - fantastic for VS.

with Heather Swift
HamishD 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2

with segei
MattT88 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

with Andy Knight
vvanhinsbergh 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Chris Burn
DrIan 20/Sep/08 2nd

Easy when you know how

with Scott & Rachel
jamiefoxen 20/Sep/08 Lead dog

went up the HVS variation with an awsome off width crack and took 3m fall, re-thought and went the right way

Bristoldave 30/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

with Jonathan
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd dog
barni 26/Aug/08 Lead rpt


with Oli
pottsworth 24/Aug/08 AltLd

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

with Jonny
deejmonkey 24/Aug/08 AltLd
with Tom
Elsier 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Michael, Stuart
SimonBrown 22/Aug/08 AltLd β

Led 2nd Pitch - absolutely superb route

Mr Wild 22/Aug/08 AltLd
tomB 16/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim Griffin
liamoloughlin 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Becky E 10/Aug/08 AltLd

Led first pitch.

highclimber ?/Aug/08 -
Nature_Boy12689 30/Jul/08 2nd dog
with Some Scottish Bloke
JWB 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Led both pitches. Lives upto its reputation as a fantastic climb.

with Chloe
C@rwyn 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch but we had to back off after Tom had done the flake cos it was chucking it down.

with Tom
Kirill 19/Jul/08 AltLd dnf

Failed to lead P2.

pebbles 04/Jul/08 AltLd dnf

led first pitch cleanly, we all chickened out of leading second pitch so bailed out up the corner. One to be completed another time!

with alastair and dave
Climb Rox 28/Jun/08 Lead
with ben talbot
Alex Winter 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
jiles 16/Jun/08 AltLd dog
brady 14/Jun/08 AltLd rpt

still a great climb when repeated after over 10 years!

with Roger
Hidden 13/Jun/08 AltLd
Neil D 13/Jun/08 AltLd

Led P2.

stevepotter 12/Jun/08 Lead
with ken
harryt 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Back to lead P2 after running away scared a year ago.

with Craig
Twisty 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Excellent route- one to lead fully!

with Byron Buck
jcurley 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Excelllent, Led both pitches.....

with John Dickie
Byronius Maximus 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Possibly the best route I've ever climbed on Grit!

Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
stemill 31/May/08 2nd O/S

with Ste in the middle

with Mark
Diggler 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with stemill
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd β
avirdee 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave Manwaring
mark4344 30/May/08 Lead dog

Fell off on crux. Very balancy to step accross.

with michel schonewille
Pete Horn 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
Gustav 18/May/08 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch

with Matt G
Hidden 14/May/08 AltLd
gazbonutter 14/May/08 AltLd O/S

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!

with Pete MacDonald + Jo
poofish 14/May/08 2nd dnf

completed first section but missed the step out left on second section and accidentally got lowered to a point of no return!!

with Gary and pete
simpod 12/May/08 2nd β

only my 3rd time out climbing, rocked big time baby !!! Glad i had an excellent partner who lead and gave great advice.

with iain
snakebite 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Cummings
tontopink 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Darragh ?/May/08 -
with Mark
Hidden 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Oceanic 26/Apr/08 -
Hidden 25/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Shaun L
Jim Slater 13/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Spectacular!

Hidden 13/Apr/08 AltLd rpt
orb 07/Apr/08 AltLd rpt
with Joe McLarren
nickwhimster ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Brian Cox
duzinga 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S

nice climb. after descending the flake went up the crack instead of going around to climb the slab, very unpleasant.

with Chuck
Hidden 30/Mar/08 Lead
siah 20/Mar/08 2nd β

really enjoyed it. tried to lead before but bottled it lol.

with gavin nixon
quantized 18/Mar/08 2nd β

Scary but exhilirating

with Phil Kirk
IanJackson 17/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Robeverybody
skittles 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S

lead both pitches - really nice 2nd pitch, 1st was a little tricky.

with Sam Arnold
Hidden 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 AltLd
Hidden 13/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Steve Banham 10/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Very Good - Mind the rope drag!

mat cooper 09/Feb/08 AltLd
alexharv3y 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
popov86 ?/Jan/08 AltLd
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
jamesturnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
ian storey ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
TCHEKE ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 18/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Twisty 16/Dec/07 AltLd dnf

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!

with Byron Buck
Dan 85 17/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with John
SamStrong 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Greg Kieckhefer
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd dog
monita 21/Oct/07 2nd

second pitch more pleasant than first, even despite the final slab up the nose being quite a reach for me.

with Nick
kendogcatchy 21/Oct/07 Lead RP

Had tried this twice before and bad light or bad climbing stopped play. nice climb.

with Raquel
Will Jung 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Tim lead first pitch, I lead second.

with Tim D'Urban Jackson
tim87dj 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with will
SamStokes 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 loved this climb very entertaining!

Rich Kirby 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Rachel Somerville 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Richard K
Hidden 06/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
donkster ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2.

with mudders
Ben1983 30/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

Katie Marshall 30/Sep/07 Lead
Laurence Everitt 30/Sep/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd
v.jester 16/Sep/07 Solo β
with Mysak
Karl Wooffindin 09/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
dja 05/Sep/07 Lead dnf

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)

with Paul
Hidden 05/Sep/07 Lead dnf
scullymammoth ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Beth
riddle ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S

finally lead both pitches

with Mike UKC
Ann S ?/Sep/07 2nd
with John Carlin
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd O/S
timharrison 27/Aug/07 AltLd O/S


Darrell Read 26/Aug/07 AltLd dnf
Hidden 15/Aug/07 Lead O/S
djking1983 14/Aug/07 2nd
tskelhon 13/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Lauren Foster
Graeme Hammond 11/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch!

Monk 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
mullermn 11/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Monkey
gb83 10/Aug/07 Lead RP

finally got the balls to commit to the crux and got it today on lead

chriscopps 10/Aug/07 2nd
with graeme baxter
Peakphil 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Strange little creature 06/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

WooooHooooooo :-)

with Scott Cramp
The Bad Cough 05/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
ebunick 04/Aug/07 Lead dog

one stupid rest pulling on a cam, not the hold next to it...... down as rested.

with Joe
Shaw Brown 03/Aug/07 AltLd
with David Jones
ed edwards ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with fiona wright
northy1983 ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S

nice crux

with dom
tom 29/Jul/07 2nd β
with Dan Leach
Dan Leach 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S


with Tom Bellfield
Duncan Skelton 28/Jul/07 Lead rpt

!st pitch lead, better than ever. Kai 2nd - first time on the route.

with Kai Green
matt ling 20/Jul/07 AltLd dog

lead 1st pitch clean, fell 2nd pitch while seconding

with dja
dja 19/Jul/07 AltLd rpt

matt pitch 1 me pitch 2

Mark Dennison 14/Jul/07 Lead
Phil Jennings 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Matt Burdekin
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
LP ?/Jul/07 2nd dnf

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!

Keith Jones 28/Jun/07 2nd
with ali, David
markju 20/Jun/07 AltLd

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!

with Dan
Howard J 19/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Hit by a squall of filthy weather just as I topped out

with Jonathan Teal
Hidden 18/Jun/07 AltLd
AngelaC 10/Jun/07 AltLd
with Karen
Richie Rich 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Pete Colley
matt ling 07/Jun/07 2nd dog
with dja
dja 07/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
flyboy86 ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Nick lead the 1st pitch, i lead the 2nd, awesome climb!

with Nick (kendogcatchy)
Hidden 29/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 AltLd O/S
mic_b 12/May/07 Lead O/S

best climbing ever! Got to the top just as the sun was going down. Climbing was spot on.

with kind stranger
jon p H 06/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Andy
catt 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

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!

with Will
Wilbur 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Lead P2. What an immense climb. Worth all the hype..

with Iain
Morgan Woods 05/May/07 Lead O/S

Climbed as a three and led both pitches. A low right foothold helps with the step across. Def 3 stars.

with Gareth and Padge
Caralynh 29/Apr/07 AltLd β

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.

Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd β
bob3141 28/Apr/07 AltLd

Lead first pitch only.

with Oliver Mentz
Dunx 26/Apr/07 AltLd
with Adam
Adam Humphreys 25/Apr/07 AltLd
with Dunx
Fat Tim 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
dja 20/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

me pitch 1 mike pitch 2

Mike Hargreaves 20/Apr/07 AltLd

Awesome route!

with Dave Atkinson
Steerpike 17/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with Tommo
joe larner 13/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tatz45 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Keren Willcocks
adamscottthomas 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S

In 3 pitches

ellentaylor 10/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Chris Sansum 07/Apr/07 Lead β

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.

with Weilin Wang
Mike W 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with steve
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
bigglesbutcha 01/Apr/07 2nd dnf

Fell off the second pitch, lowered through the holly bush. Prickly.

drop dead fred... ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
drop dead fred... ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
alek 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S


Laurence Everitt 28/Mar/07 2nd rpt

3rd time ive climbed this one

Shaw Brown 24/Mar/07 AltLd
with simon blythe
jscoles 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Mason
Rosie Henstock 24/Mar/07 2nd
Laurence Everitt 24/Mar/07 Lead rpt
davek 21/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Scary Move to downclimb then traverse. Very exciting though

with Shaun L
Laurence Everitt 14/Mar/07 AltLd RP

Lead pitch 1, fell off lead on pitch 2, then seconded the whole route clean

with Robin
gb83 11/Mar/07 AltLd

i lead pitch 1. must do pitch 2. first big flake is getting wobbly... :-s

with m.sakano
masa-alpin 11/Mar/07 AltLd rpt

I tooked over the lead in P2, after Graeme backed off. Still scary!

Somerset swede basher 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Jon Miles
The Mountain Goat 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Finally got the second pitch.

cem 10/Mar/07 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Miles Butteriss
Andrew Sloan 09/Mar/07 2nd rpt
with Steve Grove
Xav 03/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Nevard
spum ?/Mar/07 AltLd
with ben jones
mattyork2 04/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
chiverstom 03/Feb/07 Lead dnf

Didnt complete second pitch

with Dave Turner
Hidden 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
alaan 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Chriswallis2 03/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Conor
reg_measures 03/Feb/07 Lead O/S
with Cameron Berry
Matt Shepherd 10/Jan/07 AltLd O/S
trevor macalonan ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Tim
timharrison ??/2007 AltLd
mrtom ??/2007 -

Awesome! :)

with Roger HSmith
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Phil Authers
davetigger ??/2007 -
fran04 ??/2007 AltLd

took sometime plucking up courage to make that step across on the 2nd pitch....

deanroberts ??/2007 Lead O/S
Duncan I ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
jamesturnbull ??/2007 -
deklan ??/2007 Lead
barni ??/2007 -


with Crhis zion
Hidden 23/Dec/06 Lead dog
masa-alpin 21/Dec/06 Lead O/S

It took almost 4 hours(!). Graeme escaped after P1 via HS, as it was getting dark. Adam gave up seconding. By the time we retrieved the gear and packed up, 6 hours have passed. Absolutely fantastic climbing, though! My best climbing experience ever.

with Adam W, Graeme B
Whitt 19/Dec/06 Lead O/S

Hard for the grade, first pitch was very green and slimey second pitch was fun while being watched by a small school group!

with Tom
Nicos 19/Nov/06 Lead O/S
jchenoweth 12/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Alfie
Hidden 05/Nov/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/06 Lead dnf
Mr Wild 14/Oct/06 Lead β

Lead Both pitches

with olly
Ollie_park 14/Oct/06 2nd dog
with Tom
Hidden 07/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/06 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/06 2nd
jackiechimp 25/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with marvino
Hidden 24/Sep/06 Lead
Mike Parker 23/Sep/06 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/06 AltLd rpt
Swirly 05/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch after dom fell, paul fell seconding and had to ab for gear.

with Dom Clarke
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Aug/06 Lead dnf
tradguy 22/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Ute Wegenhoff
Mr Wild 04/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch, gonna stay in my memory forever this one, first "real" Leading experience

Gman ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Steve
JPGR 29/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Pete
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead
WRMusall 03/Jul/06 2nd
epic ed 02/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Borja led second pitch. We even had 'Ride of Valykries' type thunderclaps to add to the atmosphere! One of the greats.

with Borja
John HW 01/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Paul Burgess 29/Jun/06 Lead
with Dan Henderson
AJ007 25/Jun/06 AltLd
with Brian
DavidR 24/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/06 TR
superturbo 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/06 AltLd β
Rampikino 16/Jun/06 AltLd
with MMC Various
richw2k2 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S

interesting.... need 2 50m ropes just in case anything goes wrong!

with Monika
Moniawl 11/Jun/06 2nd dnf
with rich
simonw1 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 04/Jun/06 AltLd dnf

Lead 1st pitch, Leah wussed out of leading the second

dan gibson 03/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with karing
Hidden 25/May/06 Lead O/S
vet ?/May/06 2nd

Lowered off at second pitch

Roch 23/Apr/06 AltLd
Hidden 22/Apr/06 AltLd
Chesh 15/Apr/06 Lead
with Phil B
Hidden 01/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

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.

with Simon Chetwynd
Brown 04/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Beth
NickST ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
with Greg Grace
Jack Symmons ?/Mar/06 Lead
with Mikey
NickST ?/Mar/06 AltLd
EG 21/Jan/06 Lead O/S

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?

with Zara
Mat J ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Dom Whillans ??/2006 Lead
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Shad ??/2006 2nd
RossG ??/2006 -
Holly R ??/2006 2nd
with Jorg
Hidden ??/2006 AltLd
Lawrence Eccles ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with A. Crook
Danhan 27/Dec/05 Lead

Hungover. Snowing. Led first pitch. Steve led traverse. Awesome.

with Steve
Hidden 27/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Bargate_Champ 23/Oct/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/05 Lead O/S
SuperLee1985 ?/Oct/05 2nd
Dave Latimer 13/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
Si dH 04/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Dan Jaeggi
Lizard ?/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

Main pitch led by Amanda

with Manda James
Hidden ?/Sep/05 TR rpt
arin78 07/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Hidden ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
lost.arrow 22/Jul/05 -
with Isabelle Membrez
Stig 08/Jul/05 AltLd rpt
with Les
spacey ?/Jul/05 2nd O/S
The Mountain Goat 26/Jun/05 Lead O/S

Backed off second pitch. Climbed the corner to finish.

with Tom Harvey
jamie ward 22/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Oli Burkin
maybe_si ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/05 Lead O/S
the abmmc 31/May/05 2nd
Hidden 17/May/05 Lead O/S
BALD EAGLE 14/May/05 Lead
with Christian Darr
Budge 12/May/05 AltLd O/S
tradguy 25/Apr/05 2nd O/S
with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 25/Apr/05 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/05 Lead
jonnyboy 23/Apr/05 AltLd O/S

spooky second pitch, pebble pulling on a VS??!!

Simon Cahill 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Juliette Cahill
orb ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Hill
orb ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
with Skip
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd
Dale ?/Feb/05 Lead O/S

first onsight VS nice.

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Andrew Barker ??/2005 Lead O/S

Swung leads

with Dan Pearce
argylectu ??/2005 Lead dnf

bailed big time and had to leave a sling and crab on the ledge wounded

Hidden ??/2005 -
Theeni ??/2005 Lead O/S
MazElden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ??/2005 -
will_benfold ?/Dec/04 2nd dog
with Dan B
Hidden 15/Nov/04 Lead
GPN ?/Nov/04 AltLd
Hidden 05/Oct/04 Lead O/S
chris warner ?/Oct/04 Lead
with becky coles, ben shillito(?)
Hidden ?/Sep/04 2nd β
Tom Last ?/Sep/04 2nd
with Clive & Will
DavidR 31/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
with Matt Smith
Dave Bond 21/Jul/04 Lead
with sharon
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
ChrisBrooke 13/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
Hidden 12/Jun/04 AltLd
IanMulvany 01/Jun/04 -
with Mike Frost
curlymynci ?/Jun/04 2nd

First proper hard climb outdoors - scared shitless.

with Panda
Chesh ?/Jun/04 AltLd
with Lawrence
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
brian watson 01/May/04 Lead O/S
with Rodney Fewins
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
max_chan ?/May/04 AltLd O/S
with AG
Mike Lee 19/Apr/04 Lead

First pitch only..

with & Steve
maffujones 01/Apr/04 Lead O/S
with Stuat Knott
Ann S ?/Apr/04 2nd

Also seconded John Carlin in 2007

with Bill Harrison
jimshrimp 30/Mar/04 AltLd O/S

What a route, easier with hindsight and a second time round. Magnificent.

Hidden ?/Mar/04 AltLd
ASchwirtz 28/Feb/04 Lead O/S
with Mike Todd, Maria
Hidden 08/Feb/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2004 -
feilx ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Laramadness ??/2004 2nd

Roped together with Grimer and Clare in the dark!

nickdonohue ??/2004 Lead
John Eley ??/2004 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/03 Lead O/S
Batty 26/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Carmen
lithos 18/Oct/03 Lead
bpmclimb 10/Oct/03 Lead O/S

The balancy move around the rounded arete not very comforting in strong wind.

with Clare
al99 ?/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
with Alex Wainwright
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 16/Aug/03 Lead

Absolutely classic. Missed the 'hidden' foothold at first and almost dropped out of the bottom of the big flake!

with RobS
Ander 14/Aug/03 AltLd
with Fletch
leon ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
with Andrew Southam
five ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with TP
NeilManley ?/Aug/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Jul/03 Lead rpt
Phil West 12/Jul/03 2nd rpt
with Chris Tan & Shaun Walby
Hidden ?/Jun/03 AltLd
220bpm ?/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Dave
Hidden ?/May/03 AltLd
Stig ?/May/03 2nd O/S
with Red Rope
Mark Collins 26/Apr/03 Lead O/S
with Yvette Lewis
Alaric 06/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2. Superb - still remember this one vividly.

Mark A Humphries 05/Apr/03 Lead O/S

Andy led 1st pitch and I led the 2nd. Since done it the other way around

with Andy
Lev 14/Mar/03 AltLd O/S


with Spen
Hidden ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
kp64zl ?/Mar/03 Lead
with David H
Smelly Fox 26/Feb/03 AltLd O/S
with Rob Clifton
Ram MkiV ??/2003 AltLd O/S

Tom lead 1st pitch. Me 2nd. quite exciting route - battling with midges. see notes for staffs flyer.

with Tom (reeve's mate)
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
unfit ??/2003 AltLd
Hidden ??/2003 Lead
Darragh ??/2003 -
with Hanna
CurlyStevo ??/2003 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/02 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/02 2nd O/S
Urgles ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with ???????????????
Hidden 20/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
Reds 12/May/02 Lead O/S
with debbie
Hidden 09/May/02 Lead O/S
akhughes ?/Apr/02 AltLd
Hidden 30/Mar/02 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 17/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with Joe Thompson
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Solo O/S
James B ??/2002 -
Phill Mitch ??/2002 Lead O/S
with john d
chris ginge ??/2002 Lead O/S

feel good fctor for sure

ste_d 23/Jul/01 AltLd O/S
with mik
cem 22/Jul/01 2nd
with Rod Strachan
John Brayshaw 10/Jun/01 AltLd O/S
with Keith Shaw, Chris
Alastair Hudson 09/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Adam Demmert
Darragh ?/May/01 -
with Rob
Hidden ?/Jan/01 AltLd
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Jim Brooke 27/Aug/00 AltLd O/S
with Chris Born, Chris Gudgeon
Hidden 22/Aug/00 Lead O/S
Paul-Michael ?/Aug/00 AltLd rpt

Lead 1st pitch

with Paul Nurse
Scotsken ?/Jul/00 -
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead
Laramadness 28/Jun/00 AltLd

Seconded P1, Led P2.

Gus 09/May/00 Lead
FrankW 27/Feb/00 AltLd O/S
with Simon Rogers
ArnaudG ??/2000 -
Milne ??/2000 AltLd O/S

strutt did the hardest bit(flake descent)

tlr ??/2000 Lead
jonka ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Boy ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
bullybones ??/2000 -
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
Gary Coggon ??/2000 Lead O/S

Around 2000

with Brian Law
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
VPJB ??/2000 -
snowy_woodruff ??/2000 AltLd

Lead Pitch 1 second pitch 2

with Jimbo
martintom ??/2000 -
Gudge ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Jim Brooke
Hidden 05/Jun/99 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/99 AltLd O/S
John Marsland 03/May/99 AltLd
with Ian Manocha
Jamie B ?/Mar/99 AltLd
with Nik Birkby
MKH ??/1999 AltLd O/S
rocktigger ??/1999 Lead O/S

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!!!

with chopper
kato'sdad ??/1999 Lead
RobSimmo ??/1999 2nd
tuftynick ??/1999 Lead
with ciaran troup
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 -
Hidden 26/Sep/98 Lead
Paul-Michael ?/Aug/98 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch

with David Jupp
chrisrogers ?/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with James H
CrashMat Rob 09/May/98 Lead O/S
with Dan, Nicky
Hidden 03/May/98 AltLd
antroy 10/Apr/98 Lead
Dave Musgrove Jnr 29/Mar/98 Lead
with Stuart Magill
nige pacer ?/Mar/98 AltLd O/S
DavidEvans 15/Feb/98 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 - scary

with William Wilson, James Kay, adam ellwood
WB 23/Jan/98 Lead O/S

done before sometime

with Nicola
BruceW ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with Al. W.
Hidden ??/1998 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Dec/97 AltLd
Hidden ?/Sep/97 Lead O/S
martroberts 13/Jul/97 Lead O/S
rachm2004 12/Jul/97 2nd
with Martin
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 09/Jul/97 AltLd
with Richard Bower
skygodley 07/Jul/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/97 Lead O/S
iskra2000 21/Apr/97 AltLd dnf

ML 1st pitch. Backed off p2 as it was raining.

with Mark Leach
Rampikino 19/Apr/97 2nd

Variation only! Finished off and right.

with Simon Dodsworth
Mark Riley ??/1997 AltLd
with Richard Ibberson
andyfeds ??/1997 Lead


with Mike H
Hidden 08/Sep/96 Lead
Phil West 10/Aug/96 Lead rpt

Led both pitches.

with David Atherton
Duncan Bourne 18/Jul/96 Lead rpt

Brilliant route! First time I attempted it a few years back I had to be rescued off

with P Smalley
jmr 02/Jun/96 AltLd

Pitch 1 Paul, Pitch 2 Me. A great route!

with Paul Greenhow
Sean Kelly ?/Jun/96 Lead

50 years after Bowdon did the first ascent with Peter Harding!

with Bowdon Black
Ropeboy 05/May/96 Lead
nacnud 21/Apr/96 Lead
A Crook 19/Apr/96 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/96 2nd
brady ??/1996 AltLd

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!

with John Cameron
NeilGriffiths ??/1996 -
with Phil
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd
Hidden ??/1996 Lead rpt
icescrew ?/Sep/95 AltLd
with Rich Hogan
Hidden 11/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Phil West ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S

Led 2nd crux pitch.

with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner
Hidden 14/May/95 AltLd
colin milton 13/May/95 AltLd

lead p2

with eric milton
Scott McRae 29/Apr/95 Lead O/S

Blind foothold and massive rope drag. oops!

with Steve Lucas
Hidden 02/Apr/95 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1995 -
Marti999 ??/1995 Lead
nai ??/1995 Lead
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd O/S
andy_pemberton ??/1995 Lead
robtrooper ??/1995 -
ColdAndWet ??/1995 AltLd
smudge 16/Jul/94 Lead rpt
stokienomad 15/Jun/94 Lead
nige ??/1994 Lead
with john buckley
Hidden 06/Nov/93 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/93 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones 06/Jun/93 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem ?/Jun/93 AltLd O/S
whispering nic ?/Apr/93 -
with Little Dave
OMSKB 28/Mar/93 Lead
with Richard Winfield
Hidden 21/Feb/93 Lead
John Mckeating ??/1993 Lead

First ever VS lead.

epic ed 21/Sep/92 AltLd dnf

Led 1st pitch but rained off second pitch.

with Ben M
KillingtonT 18/Aug/92 AltLd
with Mark Drinkwater
Mick King 30/Jul/92 AltLd

Lead P2

with Simon Walsh
Hidden 26/Jul/92 Lead O/S
Roget 10/Jun/92 Solo rpt
Hidden 20/May/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Hidden ??/1992 -
adi bryant 30/Sep/91 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Hammy 04/Aug/91 Lead
with Fai Kwong, Mandy Kwong
NickJH ?/Jun/91 Lead O/S
with N Hancock
SimonN 01/May/91 AltLd
Nigel Coe ??/1991 -
samt 02/Oct/90 Lead

Windy and un-nerving, some sort of f-up with the ropes IIRC

with Dad
Hidden 17/Jun/90 2nd
Hidden 07/May/90 Lead
Rich Kirby 22/Apr/90 AltLd
with Andy Mackay
andrew300169 ??/1990 Lead
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 AltLd
teespaddler ??/1990 2nd O/S


with Al George
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya ??/1990 AltLd O/S
with Nick Oldfield
Hidden ?/Aug/89 AltLd O/S
Babika 08/Jul/89 AltLd

Led all the way round until the final mantleshelf on the front nose. Couldn't do it (reach) so belayed there!

with Mark Jones
Roget 26/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with jim
Iain Thow 04/May/89 AltLd

Led pitch 2. VS climbing in extreme position. Wonderful, best VS on grit?

with Rob Ivens
Hidden 11/Mar/89 2nd
Hidden 11/Mar/89 2nd
BigHairyIan 20/Nov/88 AltLd O/S

There was snow on the ground...

with Simon Cornhill
babymoac 11/Sep/88 Lead
with Bob Hunter
99bolivar ??/1988 2nd
howifeel ??/1988 -

Bit of a fuss really

with Eoighan
Richard Weller 12/Jun/87 AltLd
with Trevor Willis
richorme ?/Jun/87 AltLd O/S
with Laurence Kenney
Chris the Tall ??/1987 2nd

Top pitch only - combo with Pebbledash

with Richard O'Meara
Hidden 23/Aug/86 Lead
Tom V ??/1986 -
Hidden ?/Apr/85 AltLd O/S
Nevil ??/1985 -

Do not know year

malc 17/Jun/84 Lead
shark 23/May/84 AltLd O/S
with Andy F
Gezzer ??/1984 Lead
with Andy Towne
andy gittins ??/1984 -
Hidden 31/Jul/83 Lead
nigehughes ?/May/83 Lead
with Colin Griffin
Nigel Bond 19/Feb/83 Lead
with Charlie Leverton
Hidden ??/1983 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 18/Apr/82 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1982 Lead
stp 15/Aug/81 AltLd O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
nbotting ??/1981 -
Andy Fielding ??/1980 AltLd
with Mike Gilbert
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
uphillnow ??/1980 Lead
with howard morley
Hidden ??/1980 AltLd
Andy Say ??/1979 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/78 AltLd
Rob Davies ?/Jun/78 Lead

We made sure Graham had rope directly above him when he came up - good thing, as he didn't stop down-climbing when he got to the base of the flake and ended up dangling in space

with Graham Wilson, Angus McLean
Hidden 23/Apr/78 AltLd
Gordon Stainforth 01/May/77 Lead O/S
with Gavin --?
RichardMc 05/Sep/76 Lead O/S
with Tony Williams
Hidden 08/May/76 2nd
Mark Kemball ??/1976 Lead
Chris Terrey ??/1976 Lead
with Ken Taylor
GeoffG 26/Jul/75 2nd
with tony bowker
rogerskews ??/1974 AltLd
Hidden ??/1974 Lead
mikej 28/Apr/71 Lead
with Stewart Grant
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/71 2nd
with ??
mikej 03/May/70 2nd
with John Bickerdyke
mikej 13/Apr/69 AltLd
with Bill Church
Dave Musgrove 15/Apr/68 AltLd
with Paul Long, Bob Knapton
chris sm ??/0000 AltLd O/S
with Francis Taylor
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