Valkyrie*** VS 4c
[Valkyrie VS 4c P2 Flake 4, The Roaches,Lower Tier, Peak District, 3 kb]40m, 2 pitches. 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. <font color="red">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.</font> © ROCKFAX
FA. Peter Harding 1946

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Photo: Valkyrie VS 4c P2 Flake 4, The Roaches,Lower Tier, Peak District © Strange little creature
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Only did it because we got there and nobody was on it, best warm up ever :)
jamesgodwin64 - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/14 with John Cooper

First pitch as a second, clean. It started to rain, we bail out via right tunnel exit.
Maciekman - AltLd dnf - 11/Oct/14 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Oct/14

Me P1, clean. Phil did P2 I needed rests (or rather looks from another angle)
MBano - AltLd dog - 05/Oct/14

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

PauI360 - Lead O/S - Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14

Rob Laird - AltLd rpt - 27/Sep/14 with B Sosin

mr random - AltLd - 27/Sep/14 with Rob Laird-

Lead 2nd pitch
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Neil Passmore

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.
pebbles - Lead β - 21/Sep/14 with gavin, donal

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.
StevieJ - AltLd - 21/Sep/14 with Mark

did 2nd pitch, re-clipped stevie's gear on the flake, rope drag was a bitch
Mark1800 - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Stevie

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

phildawson - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/14 with Jack Holguin, Chris Shepherd

sgl - Lead - 15/Sep/14 with Susie

Found this very hard today, pulled on gear on P1 and the rope on P2....... Sorry everyone :0((
John Holden - 2nd - 14/Sep/14 with Helen Costelloe

1 pitch
kkris - 2nd β - 13/Sep/14 with Graham

2nd pitch
kkris - Lead dog - 13/Sep/14 with Graham

r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with dan bulman

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 ;)
Stanners - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Andy G

CreepingExcellence. - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Rob Stanfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14

vinspin - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/14 with kaz, carl

spankedy spank!
holly138 - 2nd - 06/Sep/14 with Tom B

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

David Stevens - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Christina Holmgrun

Led the 2nd pitch - woo hoo! A nemesis defeated. Fantastic. The first pitch is no doddle either.
Becky E - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/14 with Maia

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14

mike8331 - Lead - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14

Did first pitch OK, but Alex took a fall on the second pitch so we ended up aborting the attempt :-(
sadlerbrett - 2nd dnf - 24/Aug/14 with Alex Roberts

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.
brolte - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Ian Fergusson

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.
Mark Duncan - AltLd β - 14/Aug/14 with Jon_King

2nd pitch 1 lead pitch 2
Angus Taylor - AltLd β - 14/Aug/14

I led the first pitch and Mark led the second pitch.
Jon_King - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/14 with Mark Duncan

chris smith - AltLd - 09/Aug/14

cpforbes - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Chris Down

SHAWZIE - Lead - 09/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14

Lead first pitch
LanceSolf - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Will Roberts

strudles - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Leo choi

2nd pitch only, went up pebbledash instead of the first pitch.
TGreen - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Rosie Henstock

2nd Pitch only after starting up Pebbledash
Rosie Henstock - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/14 with Tom Green

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.
Alex Hallam - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Ben Freeman, Chris mulcahy

MoWalker3 - 03/Aug/14 with Cormac

Lead 1st pitch
JP78 - AltLd - 27/Jul/14

Led second pitch. Ace route, took ages to figure out the moves in a really exposed position!
grrrrrrrh - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Jon Parry

aidanb - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

tomB - AltLd rpt - 26/Jul/14 with Tim Marjot

tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Tom Baker

dig - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14

scary to second the last pitch!
theomoore - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Roisin

martintom - AltLd - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/14

Roisin - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with theomoore

daveclarke5 - AltLd - 06/Jul/14 with Stephen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14

Led p.2. Classic!
bnewman - AltLd - 05/Jul/14

JulianB - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Albie Niedojadlo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/14

2nd pitch only
Jamie Skelton - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Nicky Brierley

Just 2nd Pitch
08nbrierley - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14

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!
Tala M - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Mike Brookes

Paul Hy - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/14 with Andy S

Lead the second pitch. Found the first pitch harder than the second. Top pitch is pretty easy just a bit scaery. Amazing route
andy.smythe - AltLd - 23/Jun/14

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 :)
Abu777 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Andrew Stelmach

Didn't read the description, so was unaware of the hidden foothold - ended up taking a rest on gear!! Oh the shame!
Andy S - AltLd dog - 23/Jun/14 with Allan Stelmach

lead second pitch. Very unique and strange and doesn't feel easy.
Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Jonathan

lead the second pitch it was the perfect amount of scary
jack 9895 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

Lead 'the pitch'. Amazing climb! Struggled a lot descending the flake finding it very hard and climbing very badly! Step across was lovely though!
Ellie Fuller - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Jim Hulbert

LauraH - 2nd - 20/Jun/14

Led P1 in the wet, Dan led P2.
danwilliams99 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Dan Gyi

Seconded first pitch then lead pitch 2! Loved it...
HumphreyJ20 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Ross Millar

Valentino - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/14 with Jay

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Matt

Matt_C9716 - 2nd - 18/Jun/14

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

Pintsize - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Angus McBride

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14

sablackman - 12/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/14

kylesherman - 2nd dog - Jun/14 with Stephen Blackman, Jordon Fleming

I took first pitch, Trevor did top one. The step across crux move became a lot easier once I found the undercling! Fabulous route.
stevelismore - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with Trevor PCC

mickd - AltLd O/S - 19/May/14

Stefan_Morris - AltLd rpt - 18/May/14 with Edmundmorris

Crux pitch. Too hot.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with stefan

I led P1, Bird P2. Some epic fails with the ropework on P2 made it quite an adventure.
treg - AltLd rpt - 17/May/14 with Bird

Second Pitch
RyanOsborne - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/14

Bryan Maloney - AltLd - May/14

lead second pitch
NickyC - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Zain Karim

Lukem6 - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/14 with sam d, Jenny Monkey

Jenny Monkey - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with sam dunbar, Luke Mansfield

JHC - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/14

Sketchy but my favourite climb to date! Who said we need twin ropes haha
Dingchav - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Joe Strutt, Dan bradley

TomGB - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Adam Butler

dtbrad - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Joe 'killer' Strutt, Andy Harris

I led pitch 1, Paul did Pitch 2. Not done it for over 10 years and loved it.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd rpt - 16/Apr/14 with Paul Deane, Dan Chadfield

DanChad - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Paul Deane, Chris Murray

guschuck - AltLd - 15/Apr/14

guschuck - AltLd - 15/Apr/14

td72 - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/14

David Kay - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/14 with Moritz Lesserman

Tomasz Smith - AltLd - 13/Apr/14 with Francis Hardy

augustus trout - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Dave H

Gets better each time
Nick Russell - AltLd rpt - 01/Apr/14 with Ross Davidson

buglow - 2nd - 01/Apr/14 with Kyle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/14

Somewhat scary, one for me to return to and Lead once I get some more experience. Done in a single pitch.
BareBears - 2nd dog - 30/Mar/14 with Dale

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14

AshBash - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Mike

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
Drew Bennett - Lead - 29/Mar/14

P1 was green and very slimey
Calum Wadsworth - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/14 with micki

Led 2nd pitch
MSchobitz - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Calum

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Mar/14

miles01 - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/14 with nick day

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 :/
Tom McCabe - AltLd dnf - 16/Mar/14 with Rob Mora, Andrei Markin

Pebble pulling on the traverse!!! Finished round the front face. Brilliant fun.
knighty - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dan Roberts

Hidden - 09/Mar/14

Stefan_Morris - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/14 with AndrewJamesCherry

Valentino - AltLd dnf - 01/Mar/14 with Jay

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14

Awesome climb. My partner let me lead both pitches because I was so excited. Mega-classic.
CptCatastrophe - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14

I did p1, Ali p2. P2 exposed, with a tricky downclimb move.
natalio - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/14 with Ali

CallumSmith - 2nd - Feb/14

jcw - 2014

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Great climb
doogal2003 - AltLd β - 2014 with robin morton

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
drolex - 2nd dnf - 14/Dec/13

P1 only
Ciderslider - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/13 with Ian Stephenson

P1 only
ciderspider - 2nd - 10/Dec/13 with Ciderslider

Great position at the second pitch for the grade!
James S - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/13 with jack g

P1
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13

P1 awful.
alp79 - 2nd - 30/Nov/13 with Jonny Ashton

peaterpan - Lead β - 24/Nov/13

petejarrett - Lead dnf - 16/Nov/13

the power - AltLd rpt - 10/Nov/13 with Paul Hy

Finally got it done today. did P2.
Paul Hy - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Phil T

danJBA - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Came to climb but couldn't due to the wet weather, will be returning to finish in better weather
dtbrad - TR dnf - 21/Oct/13 with George 'Spigz' Duggan, Oliver 'Pinkus' Marcs, Joe 'killer' Strutt, Andy Harris

Dingchav - TR - 21/Oct/13 with dtbrad

Joe Strutt - TR - 21/Oct/13 with dtbrad

Backed off after ramp. Very hard and scary for grade. Need to try again when I;m in better shape!
Montecore - Lead dnf - Oct/13 with Ranveig Berg, Seth Redmond

lead 2nd pitch, nice one, heavy wind at the belay on top of the crag
Russ - AltLd β - 30/Sep/13 with Dave Saxby

Lead P1.
JezH - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Oli

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13

I lead pitch 1. It was as crap as I'd remembered!
Monk - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/13 with finchelata

Lead pitch 1 took falloff the flake on pitch 2
Supadeano86 - AltLd dog - 29/Sep/13

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.
JamesColeman - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Dean

finchelata - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with dave

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/13

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.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

Lead P2, Felix lead P1. Twin ropes protect second on traverse. Only placed 3 runners on one rope and felt safe.
AndrewP - Lead - 28/Sep/13 with FelixPeterken

FelixPeterken - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Andrew Peterken

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.
ralphio - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/13

A bit of a battle. Not a great warm up route.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Ralph Simpson

didn't know about the hidden foothold, felt quite tricky/scary!
PeteWilson - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Matt

One for the head
Hillson - AltLd - 24/Sep/13 with Pete Wilson

Hidden - 23/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13

mat cooper - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/13

P1
rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with James

Led P1.
Kirill - AltLd rpt - 14/Sep/13 with EeFu

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/13

Lead 2nd pitch
EeFu - AltLd β - 14/Sep/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

What a great route. Sec time on grit and just gripped are balls and went for it. Amazing . ***S
luke glaister - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with andrew(willy)wilson, casey johns

2nd pitch great route
casey johns - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Andrew willie wilson, luke glaister

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13

lead first & Tom 2nd. Top routes
Andre Clarke - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Tom Thorne

1st Pitch
leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Me P1, Dan P2
GStone - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Dan Bennett

led the second pitch, amazing climbing, but im not afraid to say i was twitching a bit!
Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with rob cooper, andy lawrence

Seconded first pitch, leader (Tom) bailed the crux. Absailed off, Vicky's first ever ab.
KTC - 2nd - 31/Aug/13

Dan3266 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Simon Gladstone

gavster - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with rob

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!
Rob Royle - AltLd - 28/Aug/13 with Gav

Eddie1234 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Chris Dovey

Lead the second pitch this time!
JenDurden - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with Gramps

stuart34 - 2nd - 22/Aug/13 with Jake boi

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
Andrew Lodge - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Tony, Steve

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Aug/13

Tony Ryland - 2nd - 12/Aug/13 with Andrew Lodge, Steve Barby

A wandering climb of great quality
hamishjfk - AltLd β - 10/Aug/13 with Andy Wilson

P2
Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/13

rlrs - AltLd dnf - 09/Aug/13

Lead the first easy pitch next time I'll do the traverse
jcasey2436 - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/13 with Ben wright

jamesgodwin64 - 2nd β - 08/Aug/13 with Chiris Fox

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/13

andrew549 - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Dr Matt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13

TP - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Dave M

amccann - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Darron - 27/Jul/13

Calum Wadsworth - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Chris, Harrogate club

ChrisBrooke - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Duncan Bell

rob.grafton - 27/Jul/13

P1 - Lee P2 - Me
UnkArl - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with Lee

Jamie led first pitch- to flake belay, I lead second pitch
buxtoncoffeelover - AltLd - 26/Jul/13

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Nick

Dave Reeve - AltLd - 26/Jul/13 with Tony Payne

gavster - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with kev

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.
mapperley samurai - AltLd dog - 22/Jul/13 with Gavin Pownall

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.
Eagertom - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Chris Butler

Led pitch 1
Mike Turner - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Martin Hore

Definitely one of the best climbs i have done.
zcsharp - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Camilla

ClimbMad - 2nd β - 14/Jul/13

Lead P1
Mattlamb90 - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with Ryan

Psyched. Out.
callans - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Katie Preston

katiep - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Callan

Led both pitches, while Dave and Rob operated the cameras
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/13 with Dave Linnett

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 05/Jul/13 with Nick Russell

Really nice! a little greasy on the first pitch and fantastic down climb of the flake on pitch 2. lead pitch 2
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Rich Mattias

Camilla Mapstone - 2nd - Jul/13 with Jamie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Awesome !! A little green from overnight rain made it even more spicy.
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Kyle87

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!
angry pirate - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13

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

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.
Jules Lane - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Mynydd James

Hoyes - AltLd rpt - 25/Jun/13 with Julian L

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/13

Tossed a coin and got the second pitch. Hard VS. Incredible. Enough said.
spidermonkey09 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Jack Knight

I lead the first pitch
Jack93 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Jim Hulbert

RichyBOYY - AltLd - 21/Jun/13 with Rob Caesar

Hidden - AltLd β - 16/Jun/13

Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/13 with Dominic McKenzie

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/13

joe_lancs - AltLd - 15/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

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!
GStone - AltLd dog - 09/Jun/13 with James Rose

Incredible. I led an extended pitch 2(as tom belayed in the gully). A brilliant pitch, and really full on at the grade.
David_Gledson - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Tom

Glory pitch in a cracking sunset. Found the step onto the hidden hold harder than the stride across to the foot-rail.
Goodstuff - AltLd β - 08/Jun/13

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/13

Led the first pitch which was great. Hass led the second but I had to lower off to catch my train (which I missed!)
Eoinparker - AltLd dnf - 02/Jun/13 with Hassen Bali

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.
HassenBali - AltLd dog - 02/Jun/13 with Eoin Parker

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.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Anna Kennedy

annak - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/13 with Lee Harrison

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/13

littleluke - Lead - 19/May/13

markfairbank - Lead rpt - 06/May/13 with Anne Gumbley

John Bish - AltLd - 06/May/13 with AndrewJamesCherry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Mark Fairbank

sara n - AltLd rpt - 06/May/13 with Carl Bauer

Siyfion - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13

Hilarious :-)
Nickfoulds - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Cas

farmerwad - 2nd - 04/May/13 with ray

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!
y2keable - AltLd - 04/May/13 with John

Lead both pitches. First pitch not too bad... but the exposure on the 2nd pitch made climbing down the flake very scary! (hidden foot ledge is pretty obvious). Great way to finish my first grit trip!
anthonydouglas - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Craig Letham

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/13

Excellent end to the day. Nice sunset
monsteratt - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Toby

Davebryant - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Alex Taylor

ross brinson - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/13 with Hannah Watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Lead 2nd pitch, found down climbing the flake hard/scary and the step absolutely fine. Getting the rope stuck was the crux.
JakeWShaw - AltLd β - 20/Apr/13 with Pete

led 2nd pitch crux is definitely down climbing the flake
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with franhammond92

What a great route, the crux move was fun and it was thrilling even after it.
Daniel Heath - Solo β - 20/Apr/13

first pitch
franhammond92 - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13

led P1, found it pretty simple although the step across was a lot scarier than i remembered
pete1993 - AltLd rpt - 20/Apr/13

thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Sam Thomas

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Laura

Led second pitch. The step from the flake was difficult (stood there for a while) until I found the undercling - using this it was no problem.
James_L88 - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with James Moore

lbarras - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with jake

Guy Wilson - 19/Apr/13 with Plum

mark4344 - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Matt Payne

cheeky - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Mark Philipson

Took a while to get on this and had a great adventure. 40 km winds at the top made things pretty sketchy!
R2B - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/13 with Nick

giuly - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Neil Shephard, Neil, Ben

1st pitch me, 2nd pitch Ben.
slacky - AltLd - 07/Apr/13 with Giulia Forlati, Ben

Alex Munnery - Lead β - 06/Apr/13 with Mike Hood

Mike Hood - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Alex

lead 2nd pitch
the power - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with rob

dr_botnik - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Phil Taylor

Lead pitch 1, would like to go back and lead pitch 2 with that funky crux sequence!
Bloke on a Rope - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/13 with Matt

moving down the flake was harder, the step across was actually alright.
scotty h - 2nd RP - 04/Mar/13 with Killian Murphy

Killianmurphy - Lead β - 04/Mar/13

Pretty groovy climb
Darcy Turner - Lead - 01/Mar/13

jack adams - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with phil davies

Sophieeee - 2nd - 18/Feb/13

pearson9596 - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Hiscox

Can see why its so highly regarded, the exposure of second pitch is great. Used a pebble pinch on the crux instead of undercling and was very glad of hidden foot ledge. Lead both pitches.
Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Henry Prior

TiffTiff - Lead rpt - 17/Feb/13 with Jen Durden

Awesome climb. Seconded both pitches.
Pete_Hamlin - 2nd β - 17/Feb/13

Both Pitches
mikespooner - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Hamlin

In the dark with a headtorch, the crux is the ropework!
jacobjacob - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/13

Backed off leading pitch 2
JenDurden - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with TiffTiff

hp8g12 - 2nd - 16/Feb/13

chris ginge - 2013

Hidden - 2013

AndrewJamesCherry - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

fifth - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

drysori - Lead - 01/Dec/12 with Rach

Fantastic climb! Felt pretty bold on the down-climb to the traverse. Moving out and using the undercutting hand holds on the traverse was definitely the crux. Far harder (and bolder) than the sloth in my opinion... Although now I know the route I think it would be a piece of cake.
pc1983 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12

Pretty exciting, great exposure.
GuitarGenius92 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12

Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Nov/12

Lead second pitch - a pretty special climb.
Sam Cooke - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Tom Adams

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/12

Oh dear!!!
DaveAtkinson - Lead - 27/Oct/12 with M.Lawton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/12

Well done Mike.
John Holden - 2nd rpt - 14/Oct/12 with Mike Tinnion

therat - 14/Oct/12

cmaradcliffe - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12

I lead first pitch, Rich lead the second. Amazing, good job rich!
thomasmouse - 2nd - 13/Oct/12

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Libby

Just seemed a bit meandering to be such a mega-classic IMHO. The one move at the end of the flake was fun enough though.
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Oct/12

Watched another pair complete the crux after a struggle whilst waiting to start the route. Due to this knew where the hidden foothold was, so found it a fun climb, not as scary as thought after epic last time years before where backed off due to weather.
hlegge - Lead β - 30/Sep/12 with Joseph Ward

anaesthetic - 2nd - 23/Sep/12 with Carl

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12

Both pitches. Need to learn jamming and ropework. Managed clean nonetheless.
crazy pierre - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12

Lead second pitch. Had the shit put up me by the pair who went before us but it was OK
Rollo - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Mike

Cracking route, and the boldness and awkward moves at the start of the second pitch make for an exciting traverse. The 'hidden' foothold is most welcome!
benjizac - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Andy Edwards

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Roly Chuter

Led first pitch, Chris did the flake pitch
francois - 22/Sep/12 with Chris

Dave Heaton - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with James Forbes

Lead second pitch. Very pleasant climb! Harder if you don't find the hidden foothold on the 2nd pitch though!
BelayBunney - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Francois

Palmer - AltLd - 22/Sep/12

ross brinson - Lead - 19/Sep/12 with Lou Titch

Fragmod - Lead - 17/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12

jmjw - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Rob H, Tim R

Led in one long pitch, 5 bits of gear but still had rope drag. I soloed this about 3 years ago (most harrowing climb I've done) and was much more pleasant with a rope :)
deacondeacon - Lead - 14/Sep/12

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 14/Sep/12 with Andrew Deckon

P2
Climbster - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Ian

Lead second pitch by headlight. took a moment moving out from belay then quite move, well once I'd spotted the traverse foot holds with my head torch. good scary fun.
Lukem6 - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/12 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/Sep/12

auld al - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12

Becky H - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with George Cave

took a stupid slip near the start due to being asleep and damp green slime ... thanks to George for awesome belaying so did not deck!
Dizz - AltLd RP - 01/Sep/12 with george

I led p2 - brilliant but pretty scary on the crux move! Forgot to look for the hidden foothold. A rather slow ascent.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Liz F

67hours - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Becky H

Charley Carpenter - Lead O/S - Sep/12 with Steph ward

pryan300 - Lead - Sep/12

GrantB - AltLd - 31/Aug/12 with El Bailos

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/12

JUSTXMike - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Martin Wing

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/12

One tricky step moving across to nose after flake
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Dom Hall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12

Max Lowry - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Epic climb - scary decending down on second, with a beautiful view for finish
lawlolly - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12

The Big Sender - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Fergus Cuthill

Led 2nd pitch
gripped01 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Dave Tait

First climb of this grit trip. At times terrifying, I felt genuinely as though I might fall coming down the flake, had not seen the description of a hidden foothold but found one anyway, then I had to work out the body position to be able to step across. I then couldn't remember whether the climb went up the crack or the face; after much backward and forwarding I committed to the face with the size of the fall and swing firmly in my head. Brilliant adventure.
puppythedog - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Julia

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/12

torsok - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Naomi

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/12

Jack.H.92 - AltLd - 02/Aug/12 with Tom Jagger

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/12

Lead both pitches
adamlevs - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with Roald Stephens

nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with sophie

Hardon's first lead at The Roaches. Worth it to watch his face coming off the flake!
Alex Thompson - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/12 with James Williamson, Haydn Martin

Started leading P2. Traverse was fine but got around the corner and the slab was soaking wet, with a pool of water on the ledge. Reversed the traverse and escaped through the gully.
will_benfold - AltLd dnf - 28/Jul/12 with Cameron

jim did p1 leaving me with p2 and him with the daunting traverse on second!did the climb properly by continuing round onto the face after the down climb to get the full effect!awesome!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with jim braithwaite

Scotsken - AltLd - 28/Jul/12 with Juggernaut

james.f.williamson - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Haydn, Alex

cameron_hall - AltLd dnf - 28/Jul/12 with Will Benfold

Lead second pitch, got scared....moves are easy
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Rachel Slater

Harder than it looks but still VS. Lead pitch 1.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge

demarcation86 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Paul

Led pitch 1
runestone - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/12 with Steve

SPD224 - AltLd - 22/Jul/12 with Chris Wright

sgl0jd - 22/Jul/12

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with martin broadhurst

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Backed off after first pitch and attempting to cross the flake!
j.townley - 2nd dnf - 21/Jul/12 with Stuart_Burbidge

lead P1 as have done p2 before, give the 2nd the exiting pitch.
DanOsb - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12

Was raining on the face side of the climb, waited for it to dry whilst complaining adequately.
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

climb the peak - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/12

pitch 2
BRoe - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Alex Law

Put off by the slimy corner at the start of P1, followed Rich up.
Poco Loco - 2nd - 08/Jul/12 with Richard

Slime on P1 and not too elegant on P2
Slick - Lead - 08/Jul/12 with James Pomeroy

Completed as part of Ride of the Valkyries. Led both pitches as my partner broke. Cycled Manchester-Froggatt-Roaches and did valkyrie at Froggatt too. Took 16 hours and finished just before midnight! Amazing climb! Struggled with the last bit after the traverse.
MichaelGallimore - Lead β - 27/Jun/12 with Sam crabb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/12

Managed not to avoid the undercut this time!
ladymuck - 2nd - 18/Jun/12 with Andy Worster

Midnight ascent by the light of a headtorch and finished with a beer on top. Brilliant!
Jay C - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Steve H

Finished this at midnight! Somewhat eerie.
stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Jay Conlon

Escaped after 1st pitch because of midges!
Strachan - 2nd dnf - 12/Jun/12

A fantastic little adventure. Pretty much had to swim up the first pitch. Took a little tumble when the slimy footholds decided to no longer allow me to stand on them. Second pitch was bone dry however, and amazing fun. Rope drag was a severe problem though.
seanlikeskites - Lead dog - 10/Jun/12 with Rich Cope

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/12

Bisteris - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Al Dixon, Glen Du Jardin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

whitehouse_rhys - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Rob law

kabutsu - AltLd - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/12

Led all pitches. Classic. 3 mini cruxes, which all turn out to be easy, when you finally figure out how.
TommityP - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/12

taff raymond - 2nd - 01/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Led P1, left the glory to Paul. Great route, awesome exposure
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Paul Anker

Led P2. Loved/hated the delicate step out, had me in nervous stitches
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 27/May/12 with TimKnight

Do P1 so Dan could lead P2. Sweaty and awesome.
treg - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Dan Osbaldeston

Its still a lovely climb
steve2006 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Andrew Pearson

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/May/12

I led first pitch B climbed 2nd pitch well but the extra large sling that formed a prussic,the stuck friend, and being too short all made my climb not so good!
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with Brian

David Shelmerdine - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with liam talbot

Fine first pitch but abbed off from the stance due to change in conditions.
tolly_60 - 2nd dnf - 22/May/12 with David Shelmerdine

jjclarke70 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/12 with Will P

James led the first pitch, I got past the crux onto the face then hit a brick wall. TR lowered for final section. HVS due to the exposure and lack of gear on the face IMO
williap - AltLd dnf - 20/May/12 with James

mattshort - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Alan Murray

Dean177 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Alan Dibben

Won the toss for 2nd pitch.
Dibdawg - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Dean Merchant

elbeanio - Lead O/S - 07/May/12

Mike Hood - AltLd - 06/May/12

started hailing on us at the belay pint at end of p1 but still great route.
HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with stopsy

The Dangler - 2nd β - 03/May/12

peaker16 - Lead - 02/May/12

davespider - AltLd O/S - May/12 with mickey seule, jules mckim

Patrick Hill - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Mark Chevassut

Hidden - 2nd β - May/12

catie - 2nd O/S - May/12

antonymcphillips - Lead - May/12

David Kay - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/12 with Mark Proctor

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/12

P1 this time. Bridging works really well
Batt - AltLd rpt - 24/Apr/12 with James Hoyes

Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/12 with Rachel B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

Lead 1st pitch. 2nd pitch quite spicy until I found the 'secret' jug. Great route.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Job

Fell, swung avoiding crux
ladymuck - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with George Nichols

Was completely flummoxed by the start of the second pitch, until a helpful passer-by pointed out the hidden foot. A delightful romp.
George Nichols - Lead β - 14/Apr/12 with Kim Ashworth

hoggy90 - AltLd - 01/Apr/12

p2
timmyhobby - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with hoggy90

Rob p1, me p2. Found "the move" hard. Scared. Bloody scared.
andrew sandercock - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12

Pitch 2
Matt Cooke - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Rosh

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12

ross brinson - AltLd - 27/Mar/12 with Edward Messiha

pete1993 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Nick

Will P1, me P2. Stupendous! Found the awkward move past the bulge on the first pitch to be the hardest single move, but the excitement on the traverse and the first move on the face, in an amazing position, makes the second pitch an absolute VS classic.
treg - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Will

led P1
Nick1812P - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Pete

Lead 1st pitch, seconded 2nd pitch in the dark.
Steve13 - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Craig Lukins

clukins - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Steve Holland

lead both pitches, strange moves
mattorford - Lead - 24/Mar/12

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

Nice climb... made hard work of "the move"
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Christian Turford

Pitch 1
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/12 with James

Lead pitch 2
disturbed_one51 - AltLd - 16/Mar/12 with Wee man

Lead P1
Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 16/Mar/12 with Mark Williams

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Malc

Roberto - 11/Mar/12

I lead the second pitch, amazing route worthy of the three stars!
Jay C - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Jack N

led 1st pitch
Steeve - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with phil d

Good fun.
joe1joe1joe2 - 2nd O/S - Mar/12

Three men and one belay plate. Fun. Top effort by Tom as his first experience outdoors on rock!
Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/12 with Tom Milburn, Sion McGuinnes

Led P2
HarryB - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Al

Most ridiculous rope system ever used, excellent climb though.
Jonny Raines - 2nd β - 19/Feb/12 with John Murphy, Al Docherty, Harry Bloxham, Tom Mansfield

Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Feb/12

Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/12 with Alec Thomas

Hidden - Lead - 02/Feb/12

Attempted first pitch and then backed off because I didn't think of bridging the awkward bit. :-/
cameron_hall - Lead dnf - 21/Jan/12 with Hamish Legge

Hamish led the first pitch and then we backed off the second as it was getting really windy and unpleasant.
cameron_hall - 2nd dnf - 21/Jan/12 with Hamish Legge

Lead first pitch no problems, backed off second pitch due to extreme and changing winds. Want to go and complete whole route. But lovely first pitch.
hlegge - Lead dnf - 21/Jan/12 with Cameron Hall

dickie01 - AltLd - 15/Jan/12 with Joe Heasman

finished on pebbledash, too slimy
tomc - Lead dnf - 06/Jan/12

Led both pitches. By the time we made it to the top of the first pitch the light had gone and the wind and rain was coming in hard. I kept moving down the flake by the light of my headtorch to find 'the secret foothold below the roof'. I ended up hanging by my arms with my feet swinging in the dark abyss. It was at this point I knew I had gone too far down the flake. Unbelievably I managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, whilst attempting to extricate myself. All in all an emotional ride.
funsized - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/12

garywalker147 - 2012

mike kann - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Will Caesar - AltLd - 2012

Lead 1st pitch, 2nd pitch is awesome!
crag_hopper_Jay - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Andy Peters

matt perks - 2012

davidtrelawnyross - 2012

alan moore - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

matt perks - 2012

JonG - 2012

Hidden - 2012

antclark6381 - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

nbotting - 2012

rob 528 - 2012

Dave Hill - 2012

RKirke - 2012

admackie - 2012 with chris palmer

Bloody tough first pitch!
Rhythm24 - Lead dnf - 03/Dec/11 with MikeCheque

THE single most scary thing I've ever done, with or with out a rope! first pitch is nothing compared to the down climb on the seccond pitch
Rhythm24 - 2nd O/S - 03/Dec/11 with MikeCheque

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Dec/11

Almost got blown off in gale force winds! Sunny and dry though. The second can be protected on the traverse by dropping a rope down from the top belay
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Emily

Tried to jam the offwidth seconding p2 - bad idea in damp conditions! Good lead Mr Walker
jonnybull - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Alex

Peff 1st pitch. Another obscure grit grade.....went round left arete to finish, no gear for move off the ledge. Great route.
beds74 - AltLd - 19/Nov/11 with Jon Peffer

J1PEF - AltLd - 19/Nov/11 with beds

I led P1. For P2, must remember next time to put the rope that will ultimately be protecting the second behind the flake to protect the leader as they descend to the step across. Both belays were in superb positions in the November sun.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/11

1st pitch this time. Amazing. Rope problems again
Cake - AltLd rpt - 06/Nov/11 with John Cooper

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Nov/11

Ballsy step out 2nd pitch
Joe.Elliott1 - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/11

bsmedz - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/11 with Ben Westwood

lewiz - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Mishtu Tiwary, Vlad Vishnyakov

mishtu - 2nd - 30/Oct/11 with lewiz

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 29/Oct/11

Alan Dixon - AltLd - 29/Oct/11 with Anthony Dixon

Has been on my wish list since i started climbing and so glad to get it ticked off! Just one slight problem, started on the jamming of the first pitch and after an hour we both decided we couldn't jam very well. So we backed off and did pebble dash then traversed further round into a belay then Pete traversed into the first belay of Valkyrie and we continued onward from there. Cool position moving round the spike and onto the arete, made a second belay on the corner as we only had a single rope, the drag would've been insane! Cool link up!
jack1996 - AltLd β - 28/Oct/11 with pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

Charlotte did an awesome job on this!
tom.ireson - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/11 with Charlotte Latter

I lead P2.
LJC - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with ben.richards

P1
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Luca Celano

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

head went to peices before the traverse across from the flake, but once i had done it found it easy. a good route
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with dave bowler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/11

bwestwood - Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Sep/11

Lead.Andy Moncrief sec Derek Carter.It felt good to do this brilliant route at 68 after using up most of my reserves on the Sloth.I found the first pitch tricky,but the crux moves on the second pitch were a delight once you get your feet sorted.Superb position traversing the nose where I had to untie one of my ropes on second.A great lead by Andy who is no young tiger.Well worth the trip from Bristol.
derek carter - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Sep/11

stephenhartley - AltLd β - 27/Sep/11 with Burns

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/11

fjellogpadleskole - 27/Sep/11

John Lewis - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Chris

Wet thrutchfest up and down a greasy crack. Found very hard, not technically, just mentally on greasy bulges. First time on grit need to get used to it. Would like to repeat in better style
davetaylor - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Shawn Taylor

Should do again after warming up first. Mentally unprepared so didn't enjoy it as much as I should have.
minaturechris - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with John Lewis

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/11

Dan Geh - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/11 with Adam Jordan, Thomas Geh

tgeh - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/11 with adam jordan, dan geh

adam 24 - 21/Sep/11

Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 11/Sep/11

Danny Crump - AltLd - 11/Sep/11 with Lauren Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11

Hedley - Lead dog - 10/Sep/11 with Jonathan How

Needed very tight rope in places. Way out of my league at the moment!
FrJ - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/11 with Hedley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

johnnyboulton - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/11 with Simon Hills

Glad I didn't do the second pitch - pretty exposed!
AMJ098 - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Dan Geh

ross brinson - AltLd - 31/Aug/11 with Thomas Moore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11

vix - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with luke

eeonz - 2nd - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/11

P1 Andes P2 Me
slacky - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Andes, Gary

P1 - me, clean o/s, P2 - Tim; dogged, wet after shower, off route, as lead moved ropes to avoid drag. Miserable.
nrhardy - AltLd dog - 20/Aug/11 with Tim

barrowclough - Lead - 17/Aug/11 with Peter Lane

second ever time seconding!
fingerjugger - 2nd dog - 17/Aug/11

sgl0jd - 17/Aug/11

Led P1. A bit damp. Brilliant climbing on the second pitch.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Simon

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/11

Stoney Boy - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Nick Conway

hotfeet - Lead - 06/Aug/11 with Mac

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

Bumblebee Biggs - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11

Lead second pitch. 1st = fine, 2nd = pretty airy and bold, very awkward move stepping down and left. Good route but top pitch is not VS imo.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Tim Rogers

Liked it but hated it. I lead the second bit from the big flake.
aretherenoneleft - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11

Kyle87 - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/11

peter myers - AltLd - Aug/11 with ben humphris

Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/11

seconded first pitch, lead second
kermit_uk - AltLd rpt - 31/Jul/11 with Ian

robman - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11

sten - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Tommy Franzen

Well chuffed to have lead it, Ade lead first pitch and me the second, thrilling stuff.
andrusht84 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with ade pickstock

I led first pitch, RH side of slabby grove is grubby so I climbed up the corner. Belay stance is good. A big sling is a must over the flake. Dan led the second pitch great lead, the exposure is brilliant. Great climb though not as bad as it's reputation.
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Dan L

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11

stronglikebear - AltLd - 25/Jul/11 with Johnny B Diggerman

asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Matt Todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11

zach.stone - 2nd - 15/Jul/11 with Peter Hill

i_a_coops - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Zach Stone

with Abi
martin c - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11

JaseSSDD - 2nd - 14/Jul/11 with Ian Barker

andybirtwistle - Lead - 12/Jul/11 with Keith Lonsdale

Damian 1st pitch, me 2nd. Have wanted to do this since my first ever day climbing outside, didn't disappoint!!
bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Damian

2nd pitch in the rain!
Daymo - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Gaz

1st attempt got to the belay and it started raining, so bailed up the corner. 2nd try no rain. Double ropes are needed to protect the 2nd.
NearlyDutchDan - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/11 with Andreea

only climbed the first pitch and climbed out the cave.
ross brinson - Lead - 02/Jul/11

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

Not really good or bad, P1 is awful and pitch 2 is just weird.
jwpil - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mat

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

darlolad - AltLd - Jul/11

Anta Misina - 2nd - Jul/11

did Valkyrie as a warm up before the sloth, wish i did not, forgot how demanding this route is for a VS
Fred_Richard - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Kat

Rampikino - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Jennifer Randall, Cat

kat-lyle - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with fred

Lead first pitch, seconded the second which was no walk in the park
gpcomps - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Chris Bridgland

Led second pitch. An absolute 3 start stunner......but watch the rope drag !
Stoff - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with gpcomps

matthewjames - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/11 with Alex Bashford

marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Andy Shep

Hannes B - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Sandra & Pascal

Led pitch 1, Phil led pitch 2. Lovely moves in the middle, start and finish are fairly average though.
andyjirvin - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/11

amazing. has been on the list forever, and didn't disappoint!
jpmole - 2nd - 11/Jun/11

led 2nd pitch. hard for VS but a great route.
al123 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with alistair

Alistair Corbett - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Al

Killianmurphy - 2nd - 10/Jun/11 with Matt Snell

HARD but so many different skils required to climb makes it well worth the effort. crack climbing, balence, fingery, crimpy, undercuts, smear, bold, jugs and ROPE DRAG (which was my own fault lol)
minirollsrule - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11

im having valkyrie next time!!
biobuild - AltLd dog - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/11

stephen ashworth - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with john frost, floss_81

p1 for stephen, p2 for me. Janey got the short straw and had to second both. Lovely climb.
sneaks - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with stephen, janey

rockjedi - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Sara Williams

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11

TRFrost - Lead β - 05/Jun/11 with N. Price

An experience worthy of the reputation. Got on it first thing, finished at 9.15 a.m. Descending the flake was a lot harder than I had thought it would be, the step across in contrast felt quite straight forward. After turning the corner rope jam came into effect making the first move up feel very tenuous. A howling gale tried to blow me off the top making communication with Dan impossible and I didn't give him enough slack for to descend the flake.
Bobling - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with Dan

np134 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with T. Frost, N. Howett

Excellent route. Just gutted I didn't get photos; but thanks to the girl who drew the picture! Epic route! Brilliant!
gavinpeach - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/11 with Simon Piron

Amazing route, with a bit of everything thrown at you! Disco leg and my poor jamming technique made the descent at the start of the second pitch a nightmare!
The Norris - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/11 with Gavin

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/11

craig naylor - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with nick

Got lost, tried going up the crack on the nose before going all the way around it. fell off trying
sideswiper - 2nd dog - Jun/11

Phil PBC - AltLd - Jun/11 with henry castle

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/May/11

tomhill#1 - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

thetradlad - Lead rpt - 27/May/11 with Lawrence Bird

Lawrence Bird - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with jakelodge

pie_eater_pete - AltLd - 24/May/11 with bwestwood

matthias13 - Lead rpt - 24/May/11 with wirralclimber1984

bwestwood - AltLd - 24/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/11

Lead P2, Graham Lead P1. Crackin' climb! Loads of fun stepping out onto the nose from the flake, a good head game. Cheers Lads.
gary.barr - AltLd - 12/May/11 with Graham Dykes, Ally Singleton

great fun esp if you don't give the leader any beta, the look on his face, priceless.
gd303uk - AltLd - 12/May/11 with Ally, gary.barr

Did the first pitch of matinee. Still amazing :)
fennerz - AltLd O/S - 08/May/11 with Sean Grady

culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with james burnside

grady - AltLd O/S - May/11

I led P1, puzzling moves off the flake, but worked it out in the end.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Stewart

Stewart Armstrong - 30/Apr/11

claregardiner - Lead - 29/Apr/11

Spanner - 2nd β - 28/Apr/11 with Bweakers

Lead pitch one and two clean, awesome route, loved the exposure!
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Mark Roe

matty123 - Lead dog - 28/Apr/11 with Verity Auty

A great end to the Roaches section of the trip.
MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen

richyg - 28/Apr/11

Great route. Lead p2. Bit awkward downclimbing flake but fine when you get the hidden foothold on the right.
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Dad

P1-Bob-suprisingly clean and pleasant pitch. P2- Tom- eventually located the 'hidden' foothold, straightforward after.Good rope work made for a relaxing second! Previously lead in 1993
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Bob/Tom

Second time lucky. Halves are a must as rope drag can stop you in your tracks on the second pitch otherwise. This was my mistake the first time around.
MarkRoe - AltLd RP - 24/Apr/11 with Bob Oldale

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Darren Belfield

Finally done it! seconded it after two months of climbing and fell twice. not touched it after two years and got the lead clean.
Double Knee Bar - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/11 with Iain

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Aimee Wariner

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/11

Led the first pitch this time and sat in the sun whilst ally put the second one together :)
AMarchant - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Ally Hurst

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

Brilliant route
rockman - AltLd - 19/Apr/11 with Andrew Edwards

ed edwards - AltLd - 19/Apr/11 with rockman

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/11

First route of the day- started up first pitch, messed around under roof for ages, came back down and JT led 1st pitch. Set off down stupendous 2nd pitch, fantastic until around corner, but backed off move up(eventually had to do something sketchy and dynamic on 2nd), reversed & tried cracks, reversed these two on o.k. jams, belayed, & JT finished off lead. Poor boy. Luckily despite glorious weather there was no queue!
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with JT

led second pitch
pldarch - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Sam Bosanquet

sambosanquet101 - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Peter Darch

tgeh - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with dan geh

Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh

Amy Kilpin - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11

Jonni - Lead - 09/Apr/11

sara n - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Apr/11

Lead first pitch. Awkward bulge passed on right as I looked for gear there, though left looked easier! Second pitch looks thrilling from the belay and was scary in reality. Very delicate move across onto the crease while holding onto a tiny pebble. Felt relief getting around onto the front! Thought Via Dolorosa was much more fun!
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Marcus Levens

Thom's birthday present :)
jelaby - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Thom Allen, CoffeePot

coffeepot - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Thom Allen, jelaby

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/11

monika paprzycka - 2nd - 28/Mar/11 with Jeremy Axford

Its all in the traverse...
richardr - AltLd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Mar/11

Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/11 with Anna

Led second pitch with short rest before the crux...
James Gomez - AltLd dog - 23/Mar/11 with Tom Bauer

Tombauer - AltLd - 23/Mar/11 with James Gomez

grp - Lead β - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11

climbed with geoff and jt, It rained, fell after the flake messy climb
groliver26 - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with Geoff Pyatt

crispyboy - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Lashlin

Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with S.Bennett

lead first pitch, second second pitch
chrism225 - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with jonny

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Darrell Read - Lead - 19/Mar/11 with Alistair Everett, George Stevens

odox - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Grant Harris

P2
JRae - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with C Middleton, Libby K

Lead first pitch, struggled on second but was successful. Reached top just as sun was disappearing.
johnpuddephatt - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Matt Robinson

Did 2nd pitch. Much talked about crux move made having the beta unavoidable. Consequently the move across took a lot less than 40mins. Still felt airy though.
Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd β - 13/Mar/11 with John

Gibbs - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/11

Had a fall trying to get the hidden foothold, wasn't too bad afterwards despite being scared stiff and in the dying light!
Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd dog - 13/Mar/11 with Paul Gibbison

I got the first pitch, tricky moves, green and slightly damp. Seconded the crux pitch in very dim light, exposed and scary but an incredible route.
Tom_Jermy - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with David Kirsfelds

Tom took the first pitch, I did the second. Superb climbing and great exposure. I didn't realise how far around the arete you have to traverse before good holds appear, so I ended up trying the jamming crack instead which was nails. Managed to reverse (phew) and went up around the arete again. Next day had to ab off to retrieve gear in the crack which Tom couldn't reach.
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Tom Jermy

Led 2nd pitch. Sweet classic!
Jonas Paulsson - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/11 with Robin Dahlberg

Lead first pitch
chrisbrown_023 - AltLd β - 06/Mar/11 with Jamie Fowler

awesome day in the sun. hard for VS i thought but can see where the grade is justified... the step across was a bitch !
TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with addam

Second pitch. Knew what was coming after fantasising over pictures but still great. Got a bit lost around the corner.
Aid@n - AltLd - Feb/11 with John Moran

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/11

Hidden - Feb/11

SafetyAndy - AltLd O/S - Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Jan/11

First trad lead, not as scary as i thought. Need to practice getting nuts in cleanly.
Onion - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Nick A, Giles W

Lead first pitch, no probs but slightly worrying traverse to flake, above dodgy cam placement. Second pitch - didn't fancy it much after James struggled, but went for it and found the climb-down off the flake good fun, and nailed the step left - then found myself on v.tiny ledge with 10 ft of slack, trying to flick rope over the arete to finish. Glad I wasn't trying to lead that pitch - was at my limit.
Phil Layton - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with james Wilkins

Always do this route first when I go to theroaches, top route crux is 5a if you miss the foothold
hilty - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11

jon clayton - AltLd - 20/Jan/11 with sasha

P1 seconding P2 is just as scary as leading it unless your leader gets the ropes in the right position.
The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/11 with Dan with the van

dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jan/11 with AO

JG - 2011

Luke Brooks - 2011

walts4 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

PAJames - 2011

paul79 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Bob - 2011

P2.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2011 with John Stokes

Dave Rumney - 2011

ColinD - 2011

Gareth H - 2011

MHutch - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Danny Bags - 2011

Steff007 - AltLd O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - 2011

thedoctorisin - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

Always an absolute classic, even when the start and finish are green and damp! Chris P1, Phil P2. Went up the direct crack on P1 which I hadn't done before. My Rockfax book shows line going round to the right, when in fact I think the crack is probably the correct line (as shown in the BMC guidebook). Rockfax also shows the wrong line after the traverse on P2 (they may have corrected this in the newer edition). Will buy the BMC book instead next time! Where is the four stars button?
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 12/Dec/10 with Phil Gibson

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 12/Dec/10

rosieposey14 - 2nd dnf - 14/Nov/10 with mark challoner

pabbage - AltLd - 31/Oct/10

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Emma

madasten - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Paul

RD P2
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Ben Ram

lead second pitch
Ade P - AltLd - 30/Oct/10

thecurlyone - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Robert Dufton

muwasi - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with tim

tim123487 - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with murray weatherly sinclair

good climb, scary stuff stepping off the flake to the undercut!
ben1987 - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/10

2nd pitch. Class move left from the flake!
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/10 with clare

CharlieMack - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/10 with Tom Seabridge

DOVEY - 20/Oct/10 with Steve jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10

mark_jc - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

lead first pitch
iwebster59017 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with MarkRoe

simeclimb68 - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/10

Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Richard Lines

ig248 - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/10

ushi - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Jen

Lead second pitch after coming off at the crux. Bloomin classic route. Interesting finding the step at the bottom of the flake to support you and a committed step over, quite balancy. Recommended.
AndyPeters - AltLd dog - 14/Oct/10 with james sanders

Bailed after decending the second flake, could not see the move.
John Lewis - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/10 with Lee Parsons

I lead 2nd pitch, very nice step down off the flake made a whole lot worse by very strong winds and hurrendous rope drag
Rick Ashton - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with andy gibb

Garron - Lead β - 02/Oct/10

Griff87 - 02/Oct/10 with Arran Fradgley

Awesome climb!
ScottyD - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/10

andysroom - AltLd O/S - Oct/10

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Ben West

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/10

Led second pitch, coming down the flake and making the delicate step over felt hard!!! Great route, well worth it's stars!
Leo Woodhead - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Ian W

Led 1st pitch
Ianwesterby - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Leo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Lead pt2. Didn't drop down low enough, which resulted in a gripping foot-pebble/crimping traverse - was gripped. Unlike any other VS I have ever done. Shame about the Diff around the corner to finish (didn't really know where I was meant to go - thought it went closer to the arete.)
Oliver Branagan - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Miles M

i took the first pitch and ran it from about half height
MilesMcgennity - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Oliver Branagan

gazfellows - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with shaun d

lead 2nd pitch, really nice climb, exposed and delicate.. top out has interesting features for belay..
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Kit Perry

Lead the first pitch, great exposure, quite scary on the traverse even for the second. Amazing climb.
Chris Perry - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Matt Rust

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/10

Aufton - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/10 with James Johnson

Led the 2nd pitch. One committing move. Thought about backing off.
Chi Cheng - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Liam Brown

Jay J - AltLd - 16/Sep/10

Lead second pitch.
DaveFidler - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10

Found down-climbing the crack the hardest and scarest part.
catblack - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Dad

Fourth time on the route. Why is descending the flake still scary?
jshields - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Gavin

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Sep/10

Lead first pitch
sam_cox - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with Mark

Lead the first pitch. One good move, bit polished though. Clair lead the important pitch and had a whole world of fun!
Daniels735 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Clair Fowler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10

hotfeet - AltLd - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/10

got all the way along the traverss, but could not drag the rope round on to the slab to finnish. Was not going to Belay or lower off two cams so peat eventiualy managed to get a roap down from the top. Not an easy place to belay at the top either. then managed to abb down for gear, bit of a epic leading to a well jammed sling left on the flake. Long day, but cool route. leave yourself a lot of time for this one.
Storm Hunter - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/10

Led both pitches
cem - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Wilkinson

Mark Salter - Lead β - 16/Aug/10 with Gareth Lewis

Lead 1st pitch
MaccMark - AltLd - 16/Aug/10 with Philip Jarvis

Helen led the first pitch which seemed a bit harder that 4b. Possibly due to lack of friction as it was v.hot. I led pitch 2 and got very gripped by the exposure moving across the traverse. Move to get established on the slab was big stretch for me. Tricky ropework. Brilliant route.
climbinmunkey - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Helen

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/10

Did 2nd pitch after hard days bouldering. Quite a journey. HVS I reckon but superb whatever the grade. Would of felt easier with more skin.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 07/Aug/10 with Normal Steve

Polished. Led second pitch. really wierd move.
nadeem - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Tom Foote

SteWatkins - Aug/10

Noodles30 - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/10

Me first, Dan second. Exposed to the max.
john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with dan m

P2
WalnutHorse - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10

did in one pitch
Audrey @ The Castle - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10

twodada - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Duncan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10

Rach and James led, I went along for the ride.
spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with James Hoyes, Rachel Batt

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

irish paul - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Sarah Joyce

P2-me, P1-James, Rach got the joys of seconding all of it! Good value, suffered a bit from rope drag on the final ascent of the face, work that out better next time.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with rachael spraggs, James Hoyes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/10

Led pitch 2
Mike Turner - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/10 with Dan Simmonds

led 1st pitch
DaNo123 - AltLd - 09/Jul/10 with mike turner

lead P2, very exposed and rope drag an issue.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Claire Holland

squidgebob - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with jamie

I don’t get it - probably one of the least pleasant climbs I've had the misfortune to find myself on!
DorsetGareth - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Pip

first and only grit trad climb. was very easy but fookin scary. ran out of gear for the belay, struggled to fit anything in the gutters at top
mark_wellin - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

more scary than the sloth
grubes - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10

Shorty83 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Giles

Fantastic climb. Led P2
coombsy - AltLd - Jul/10 with Rich G

guido - AltLd - Jul/10

Guy Wilson - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Carl Betts

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/10

John P1, Me P2. Did traverse without problem, but struggled going up front trying to make sure rope did not get cought under lip in arete. Had previously led P1 with Danny in 2008.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 23/Jun/10 with John Bayliss

led 1st pitch fine. Bryan led 2nd pitch cleanly & smoothly; I didnt, scary.
john_ni - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Bryan Lewis

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

Down climb def the harder part of the route. Stepping across went very smoothly
wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Rob

Led P2. Whoa. Took absolutely ages getting off the top of the flake and slithering down, half in the crack.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Ian Straton

Jools lead first pitch (struggled a little) I lead second pitch. Down climb was scary but fine. Had a mare on the step across. Hung around for a long time trying to figure out the move which I still didn't get right. Rest of route went fine.
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Julian O'Neill

hardoreVdiffBen - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

spicy step across but easy
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with ben peake

lead second pitch
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10

wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with james

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/10

Lead the first pitch which is nice but simple enough. The second pitch is the one; not technically dificult, just airy and committing. The leader will not avoid rope drag, and if using two ropes leave one unclipped for the second to be protected on the flake, or a huge fall is possible! As for the hidden foothold it is as plain as day, so don't go hunting for what is obvious. A true classic!
matt.jj - AltLd - 05/Jun/10

greatful for the rope beta, after seeing the party before us spend an hour faffing with caught ropes on the last pitch
Ian Broome - AltLd β - 05/Jun/10 with Rich Wainwright

did the first pitch fine. Struggled moving across the flake with head games then found i could not move down the flake holding on sideways and lowered off just before the crux.
scotty h - 2nd dnf - 03/Jun/10 with Tim Nixon, Ronnie

Classic. Don't lead both ropes down the flake if your second is a novice - I have seen a few epics.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Matt Jackson

Led P2 - easy when you know how :)
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with SteveyM

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

SteveMyatt - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mark Fairbank

siah - Lead - 28/May/10 with eddie

Damn rope drag!!
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

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

saalty - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with eddy, colin, jay

hardest route mentally i have ever done on the second pitch
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

szelest - TR dnf - 27/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Ali first pitch Glyn second pitch
Ali H - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Glyn

Chnaged my mind, I did it gain but with less expectation of it this time, three stars. Got eaten alive by the spawning midgies at the belay.
Glyn Davidson - AltLd rpt - 22/May/10 with Ali

I led pitch 2. The best gritstone route I've climbed so far.
lucasp - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with ditch

sshandy - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Silver Surfer

andy007 - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Chris

bjlsmith - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Mike Dennis

MD - Lead - 15/May/10 with B Smith

stoned - Lead - 15/May/10

Had real bad rope drag due to climbing on single rope..Wont make that mistake again..! Every day is a learning day..!!!
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Lee

frigged the second pitch after not finding the hidden foot hold. Chris managed it and I kicked myself afterwards for not managing it!
bigbobbyking - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Chris Allan

Steve lead first pitch I lead second! Awesome route just scary enough although stood on the belay ledge looking across was ar worse than the climbing itself
kermit_uk - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Steve Woolass

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/May/10

Didn't find this as easy as I was anticipating bearing in mind it was a repeat. Still masses of rope drag on final slab despite best efforts
mullermn - Lead rpt - 03/May/10 with Tom Perrin

Managed to descend the flake too far and so included a more-awkward-than-necessary rockover onto the traverse. With this exception it was a really nice route.
PerrinT - 2nd - 03/May/10 with Andy Arbon

Lead first pitch, climb of my life. Partner declined the final slab and back climbed the crux. Abbed off belay stance.
pffft - AltLd dnf - 02/May/10

For whatever reason could not managed the slabby finish so ended up doing the hard part forwards and backwards whilst placing and retrieving the protection, 3rd ever climb I've backed off and I'm still not sure why !! Need more time on grit.
98%monkey - Lead dnf - 02/May/10 with Luke

chedder - AltLd - 02/May/10 with stu harth

williamsd79 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10

ciaran1999 - AltLd - 28/Apr/10 with saul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10

Souljah - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with kasia and nick

Easy 1st pitch, got really gripped on the descent move off the flake (friends pointed out the secret foot hold). Messed up the ropes, loads of drag, had to untie and lower rope down to Jon. Pretty tough for VS...
Alex Thompson - Lead β - 27/Apr/10 with Jon Thompson

Wow... agree with the guidebook - the greatest outing on grit in the UK!!! Transition from the shiny pebble balancey stuff after thuggish moves around stunning exposure down climb on lip... all in an afternoons VS extravaganza!! To Wales we go... and BEYOND!!
jon thompson27 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Alex Thompson

Led first pitch.
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with mel_1

irish paul - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10

rested a little on the rope on the way down...
Oliver Houston - AltLd dog - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Revisiting this old freind - can't remember when I first did it or how many times since. Beautiful day and Roni's target route. Still great.
philhilo - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/10 with roni beer

Purple Roni - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Phil Leng

Awesome climb one ive been wanting for a while now would have been nicer if the sun come out but still enjoyable and a little scary. Low in the grade at VS 4C I think
Mitch1990 - Lead β - 19/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

davewsargent - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with peter sargent

Cool moving across the flake, was left uninspired by the rest.
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Conor Clarke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/10

Got tangled in rope at the crux, which made it slightly emotional!
Hexman - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Andy Holder

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with John Nuttall

willson - AltLd - 04/Apr/10 with Phil Stubbs

Gigga - AltLd O/S - Apr/10

D.Andrew - AltLd - 23/Mar/10

Had a go at the lead and backed off, head must not be in gear after the xmas lay-off! Yan made short work of it. The second pitch was probably scarier to second!
willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10

Didn't commit to crux for an age, will hunt arrived and before the banter could begin in earnest got on with it. Ben took the 1st pitch
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Ben Finley

BenedictIEP - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/10 with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet

BenedictIEP - 2nd dnf - 21/Mar/10 with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet

hvs and crap
BicepAndrews - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with James Maddison

buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Simon B (OB)

willoates - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with lawrence

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

phil stubbs - Mar/10 with Matt Wilson

quite heart pumping!
thefuturesmiles - AltLd O/S - Mar/10

The weather was snowing and the rock minging.
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/10 with Dan

jimmatthews - Lead - 20/Feb/10 with Gav

No easier than 27 yrs ago!
JohnHutch - 2nd - 13/Feb/10 with SC

darlolad - AltLd O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

GF - 2010

Phil PBC - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

Ebarnes - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

pie_eater_pete - 2010

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

philw - 2010

clair.fowler - Lead O/S - 2010

rurp - Lead O/S - 2010

I had first pitch
IAmAStone - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/09 with Skippy

Nature_Boy12689 - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/09 with Layla Peploe

LaylayPants - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/09 with Andy Richards

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09

This seemed hard and scary for both of us, but we were both frozen. Amazing route all the same
Cake - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Matt

Really good route, gonna make sure i lead it next time!
Singleton_Alex - 2nd O/S - Nov/09 with NHowett

Made the first pitch easy. Climbed up and over the flake, but clouldn't reach across with any of the available limbs. Less cake and biscuits and I'll come back next year
Mike_Gannon - Lead dnf - 30/Oct/09 with Karl Hartwig

petegunn - AltLd - 29/Oct/09 with Davina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/09

First Pitch i lead
ccraigg22 - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09

Me pitch 1, Pierce pitch 2. Good effort my Pierce considering this is his first year climbing.
JWB - AltLd rpt - 25/Oct/09 with Pierce

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Tom Powell

I led first pitch and DGR led second.
RachaelB - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Duncan Graham-Rowe

matthias13 - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with Mike Parker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with loundsy

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Rachel Berkowitz

Mike Parker - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Rich Matthias

ig248 - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Andrew Marshall

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Rik Battye

goddamm7 - AltLd dnf - 08/Oct/09 with Sandrex

Glad to have ticked this baby off the list. The crux move was "emotional", and finishing in the dark added to the occasion. Tried to go up the nails off width like the guide book suggests before seeing reason and following the polish.
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Emily Blain

Alt leads did 2nd pitch
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Matt, Nic and Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09

awesome, even the belay at the top is interesting, keep a no3 Camalot. You can't practice this stuff at a wall! We one had one rope so I had to use lots of extenders
steve2006 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Andrew Pearson

lead crux pitch
Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Nathan Sharp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09

Smudge led the first pitch. I led through. Hugged the bottom of the flake for a good 5 mins puzzled as to wtf to do. Then a helpful chap pointed out the hidden foothold and the rest was a joy. Cheese was distinctly unimpressed… Sorry mate…
ianjfsutcliffe - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/09 with Smudge

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/09

lead 2nd pitch.
Dux - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Andy Smith

Phil found a hidden hold on the frst pitch which turns the alkward section into one easy pull through. Really enjoyed the second pitch :D Phil led both pitches as i had led it before.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Phil Baxter

chris sm - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Pippa Froggatt

second on first pitch and glad it's a horrible climb. awkward climb down the flake on 2nd pitch to a peach of a move/step out
jubolo - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with mark

dasdo - 2nd - 19/Sep/09

PeteH - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Noel Peatfield

ndp - AltLd - 15/Sep/09

melonmike - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Emily Bond

Em66 - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Mike

Led P1 this time.
Neil D - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/09 with Boriz Korzh

Lead pitch 2.
BorisVBlade - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Neil Dowse

reubensampson - 2nd - 09/Sep/09 with Phil Buckle

joese7en - AltLd O/S - Sep/09

esther - Lead - Sep/09

led 2nd pitch with hangover, 2nd didn't want to do it, so abbed for gear which was more scary than the climb!
Helen Gibson - Lead - 30/Aug/09

ben__day - Lead β - 29/Aug/09 with Martin Parmitter

Messed the route up with my ropework on pitch two, jammed one of the rope and made it a real struggle after going around the nose. Still a great route.
krikoman - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Neil Peeley

I lead first pitch, Mark did the hard bit!
Peeley.b - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Mark Readman

AMarchant - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Anthony Eccles

Led P1. Got scared on P2!
Becky E - AltLd - 15/Aug/09 with Mark Mercer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09

Paul led P1 in the wet, I led P2 in the dry. P2 is easy apart from the flake (which is just wierd because it's a down climb) and the delicate step is delightful, if you go low enough, stay high and it's gonna be a lot harder! Careful as you step over the newly missing flake on the headwall; it's very muddy/loose.
ebf - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Paul Stephenson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/09

Slipped on the climb down. Fantastic exposure on the traverse. I found undercutting helped.
Glennjoe - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/09 with Iain

Double Knee Bar - 2nd dog - 14/Aug/09 with Iain

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/09 with Stana

Fell off on pitch 2 at the balancy crux after leading pitch 1 ok. Have since seen a few pics and the trick seems to be a hand low down on teh break rather than gripping pebbles like I did ! Next time ...
jandyd05 - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/09 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09

Led P1. Pulled on a sling for balance as I stepped across from the flake on P2. Otherwise good ascent!
KeithW - AltLd dog - 02/Aug/09 with Kev Bowser

Stuart Wildman - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Jon Tan

alternate pitches
quiffhanger - Lead - 26/Jul/09

Excellent climb. First pitch harder work than the 2nd IMO. Didn't find the traverse as scary as expected. Big rope drag by the end - better ropework next time.
mullermn - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/09 with Kylie Richards

Kylie - 2nd dog - 25/Jul/09 with mullermn

Led 1st pitch
Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Ken T

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/09

What a cock up! Probably not the best choice of route for a team of 3. Will come back and do it properly.
Poco Loco - 2nd dnf - 11/Jul/09 with Bob Barnes, Richard Roberts

Got some bad mojo going on and backed out of the second pitch. I had loads of rope drag, and so needed loads of slack (which I wasn't keen to take) to go up the outer face.
bobbarnes00 - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/09 with James Pomeroy; Richard Roberts

sgl0jd - Lead - 10/Jul/09

Keith Jones - 2nd - 09/Jul/09 with ali

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09

odox - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Andy Birtwistle

well exciting
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09

robertmichaeladams - AltLd - 04/Jul/09 with Tom

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Les & James W

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/09

cooper leek - AltLd O/S - Jul/09 with crucko

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 28/Jun/09 with JC

Lead second pitch
RCrockford - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Andy C

Me pitch 1, Mark pitch 2.
JWB - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/09 with Mark Anstey

grakgrak - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with duncan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/09

areeves - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Andy

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

Seemed much better on the lead- but still felt like I was off!
Twisty - Lead rpt - 31/May/09 with Rayan Sammut

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/09

What an epic on an epic route
Tomprusk - AltLd rpt - 30/May/09 with Carwyn and Nick

Led second pitch
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Jenny Andexer

Barry D - Lead - 26/May/09 with Richard M

Lead 1st pitch - left side of block easier. Seconded second pitch - slight balance on the rope on the big step. Battered, bloody and bruised. Excellent stuff
hang_about - AltLd - 25/May/09 with big al

Always a classic!
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 24/May/09 with Gary Lewin

Glorious second pitch. Dave fell off and I lowered him through a holly tree.
Tom Stoddart - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Dave Battley

mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Alan Holden

Great climb despite being severely hungover
dimwit18 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09 with Jamie Fox

tommytwotone - AltLd O/S - 11/May/09 with Nigel

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 10/May/09 with margaret

damned hard work
Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09 with michael burrows

Lead the second pitch. Committing move on the traverse. High in the grade i thought. Not sure I'd give it three stars.
Glyn Davidson - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09 with Ian andrews

nails! And scary! And what a wind was blowing, making it freezing! Good lead from Sam. Lead first pitch.
Jeronimo - AltLd O/S - 07/May/09 with sam8oy

Absolutely cacked myself moving from the flake. Didn't help that the guide book was wrong and tried to go up the crack. Absolutely nails, eventually went for a wander around the side and found the (much) easier and proper line. Thanks Rockfax for making it all the more "enjoyable"!
sam8oy - AltLd O/S - 07/May/09 with Jay

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.
Frostie - AltLd O/S - May/09 with Andy Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - 26/Apr/09

TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Jon Brown

dmoir - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Dave Moir

nice climb, big moves over first overhang, only had time to do first pitch, will be returning to complete the full classic route that looks amazing
axeman - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/09 with schofield

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/09

lost the coin toss to lead the second pitch, great fun though even seconding
hembug - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/09 with dan

Hidden - AltLd β - 21/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/09

JonBrown - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Tiff

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Seconded both pitches
MattT88 - 2nd - 14/Apr/09 with Andy Knight

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with martin bennett

GPN - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Annette

Intended to lead the top pitch, but backed off rather quickly and had enough of a mare just seconding... oh dear!
net - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with George

Awesome! Even though I'd done Valkyrie Direct last week the step across was still intimidating!
JCB42 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09 with James Turner

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Helen Garrett

jored - AltLd - Apr/09 with Ryan

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Lisaaargh

Lead first pitch, very polished and not particularly nice. Not a bad route, the second pitch was good, but not really worth 3*.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Alan

Reaver2k - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Tom Dixon

zephr - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/09

Callum T - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Euan Strachan

Lead both pitches! Put in a very poor performance! Bad show.
dj_brigham05 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Jamie Nicholson

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Geoff

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Mar/09

nathanroberts89 - 2nd O/S - Mar/09

Hidden - Lead β - Mar/09

ndraper1 - Lead - Mar/09

Lead both pitches, great blind stuff coming down the flake, wind blowing in my eyes so i couldnt see for tears.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Lee Cooper

Tadams - Lead β - 01/Feb/09 with Giles Walton

Giles1 - Lead - 01/Feb/09

keith leonard - 2009

Hidden - 2009

I led the first pitch, Paddy Schofield led the second, ace route.
Andrew Abraham - Lead - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Remus Knowles

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 2009 with Rich Till

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 2009

Retreated after first pitch due to the rapidly approaching darkness
Mr. K - 2nd dnf - 31/Dec/08 with Ben Day

quality climb, just wish the dark hadn't stopped play, next time i want the 2nd!
ben__day - Lead - 31/Dec/08 with Mr. K

awesome! uber classic! i led pitch 2 really exposed step out to the arete but totally fantastic!
fennerz - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with rich ball

Jack Symmons - 2nd - Dec/08 with Bridget

Jack 1st pitch, me second pitch (fantastic!)
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Jack Symmons

Led p2
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Harry

tumbling wizard - Nov/08

Lead pitch 2 - an absolute cracker of a route!
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Andy F

Led P1
Kirill - AltLd - 12/Oct/08 with Gerard Thornley

Tricky bulge 6m up then good to the first stance right of the flake. Decent down the flake a bit scary but good holds for feet and hands. Good hidden ledge for right foot at the bottom of the flake. Good under hang hold just above the ledge that you step across to help you over. Traverse around the nose to ascend a difficult slab which to my mind is the crux. After this, good jugs to the top. Weather was misty with a fine rain that made the climb greasy and much more difficult than it normally is. Epic climb with great variety!
wild_nomad - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with John

nic42 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Tim Gauntlet

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/08

I'd wanted to do this one, particularly the second pitch for *aaaaages*, so I was really very excited to finally get on it. James led the first pitch very nicely, slippy as hell. Then I ended up having a complete and utter nightmare on it (try 15 minutes desperately hanging/slumping/slipping/swearing at the bottom of the flake). Was completely psyched out when it came to making the step across, and took an age to make it. After that bit (and once I'd calmed down again) it went fairly smoothly. Rope work requires as much concentration as hinted at. May need to have a rematch sans cold at some point.
whiting.jp - AltLd dog - 03/Oct/08 with jamesca

Lead second pitch - fantastic for VS.
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Heather Swift

lead pitch 2
HamishD - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with segei

Led both pitches
MattT88 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Andy Knight

vvanhinsbergh - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Chris Burn

Easy when you know how
DrIan - 2nd - 20/Sep/08 with Scott & Rachel

went up the HVS variation with an awsome off width crack and took 3m fall, re-thought and went the right way
jamiefoxen - Lead dog - 20/Sep/08

Lead P2
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Jonathan

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/08

p1
barni - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/08 with Oli

Lead first pitch which was straight forward. Had a bit of trouble with stuck rope on the second pitch. Don't think I found the illusive foothold, but found "the move" ok anyway
pottsworth - AltLd - 24/Aug/08 with Jonny

deejmonkey - AltLd - 24/Aug/08 with Tom

Elsier - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Michael, Stuart

Led 2nd Pitch - absolutely superb route
SimonBrown - AltLd β - 22/Aug/08 with Tom Wild

tomB - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Tim Griffin

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08

Led first pitch.
Becky E - AltLd - 10/Aug/08 with Alan Royle

highclimber - Aug/08

Nature_Boy12689 - 2nd dog - 30/Jul/08 with Some Scottish Bloke

Led both pitches. Lives upto its reputation as a fantastic climb.
JWB - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Chloe

I led the first pitch but we had to back off after Tom had done the flake cos it was chucking it down.
C@rwyn - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Tom

Failed to lead P2.
Kirill - AltLd dnf - 19/Jul/08 with Gerard Thornley

led first pitch cleanly, we all chickened out of leading second pitch so bailed out up the corner. One to be completed another time!
pebbles - AltLd dnf - 04/Jul/08 with alastair and dave

Climb Rox - Lead - 28/Jun/08 with ben talbot

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08 with J. Iles-Smith

jiles - AltLd dog - 16/Jun/08

still a great climb when repeated after over 10 years!
brady - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/08 with Roger

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/08

Led P2.
Neil D - AltLd - 13/Jun/08 with Jonny Phillips

stevepotter - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with ken

Back to lead P2 after running away scared a year ago.
harryt - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Craig

Excellent route- one to lead fully!
Twisty - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Byron Buck

Excelllent, Led both pitches.....
jcurley - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with John Dickie

Possibly the best route I've ever climbed on Grit!
Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Alex Twist

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08

with Ste in the middle
stemill - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with stemill

Hidden - AltLd β - 31/May/08

avirdee - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Dave Manwaring

Fell off on crux. Very balancy to step accross.
mark4344 - Lead dog - 30/May/08 with michel schonewille

Pete Horn - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08

Led top pitch
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Matt G

Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/08

Led first pitch not in great style but confidently and solidly, thoroughly enjoyed it. pete then led the second pitch and did a great job of the layback downclimb to start, I don't think I would have been up to it quite yet after following him. Pete accidentally lowered Jo off as she got to the lowest point of the flake much to her annoyance but High winds were to blame not Pete!
gazbonutter - AltLd O/S - 14/May/08 with Pete MacDonald + Jo

completed first section but missed the step out left on second section and accidentally got lowered to a point of no return!!
poofish - 2nd dnf - 14/May/08 with Gary and pete

only my 3rd time out climbing, rocked big time baby !!! Glad i had an excellent partner who lead and gave great advice.
simpod - 2nd β - 12/May/08 with iain

snakebite - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Dan Cummings

tontopink - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Darragh - May/08 with Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08

Oceanic - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/08

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Shaun L

Led second pitch. Spectacular!
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/08

orb - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/08 with Joe McLarren

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Brian Cox

nice climb. after descending the flake went up the crack instead of going around to climb the slab, very unpleasant.
duzinga - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Chuck

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/08

really enjoyed it. tried to lead before but bottled it lol.
siah - 2nd β - 20/Mar/08 with gavin nixon

Scary but exhilirating
quantized - 2nd β - 18/Mar/08 with Phil Kirk

IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Robeverybody

lead both pitches - really nice 2nd pitch, 1st was a little tricky.
skittles - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Sam Arnold

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/08

Very Good - Mind the rope drag!
Steve Banham - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Dan M (wig)

mat cooper - AltLd - 09/Feb/08

alexharv3y - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08

Lead second pitch. Stunner. Took me a while and some worry to find the hidden foothold and figure out the sequence. Easy when you know how.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Dave Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/08

popov86 - AltLd - Jan/08

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

ian storey - Lead - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

TCHEKE - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/07

I lead first pitch- got to ledge- and we decided it was a horrible day, we should be in the pub- it was bitterly cold- even the boulderers were not climbing. Abbed off!
Twisty - AltLd dnf - 16/Dec/07 with Byron Buck

Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/07 with John

SamStrong - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Greg Kieckhefer

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Nov/07

second pitch more pleasant than first, even despite the final slab up the nose being quite a reach for me.
monita - 2nd - 21/Oct/07 with Nick

Had tried this twice before and bad light or bad climbing stopped play. nice climb.
kendogcatchy - Lead RP - 21/Oct/07 with Raquel

Tim lead first pitch, I lead second.
Will Jung - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Tim D'Urban Jackson

tim87dj - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with will

Lead pitch 1 loved this climb very entertaining!
SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Ben Matthews

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/07

Rachel Somerville - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Richard K

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Oct/07

led pitch 2.
donkster - AltLd O/S - Oct/07 with mudders

2nd pitch
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07

Katie Marshall - Lead - 30/Sep/07 with Laurence

Laurence Everitt - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/07 with Katie Marshall

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/07

v.jester - Solo β - 16/Sep/07 with Mysak

Karl Wooffindin - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Tom Randall

paul had a go at the first pitch. decided i could have it as it was so wet and slippy. had a fall going over the bulges so decided to try it on a better day. did something a bit easier instead. at least i didn't scream like a girl when i fell (no offence girls)
dja - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/07 with Paul

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/07

scullymammoth - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Beth

finally lead both pitches
riddle - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Mike UKC

Ann S - 2nd - Sep/07 with John Carlin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/07

Excellent!!!
timharrison - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Trevor Macalonan

Darrell Read - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/07 with Ian Johnson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/07

djking1983 - 2nd - 14/Aug/07 with Rich Brimelow

tskelhon - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/07 with Lauren Foster

led 2nd pitch!
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Andy Winter

Monk - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Mullermn

mullermn - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Monkey

finally got the balls to commit to the crux and got it today on lead
gb83 - Lead RP - 10/Aug/07 with chriscopps

chriscopps - 2nd - 10/Aug/07 with graeme baxter

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07

WooooHooooooo :-)
Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/07 with Scott Cramp

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/07 with John Nesbitt

one stupid rest pulling on a cam, not the hold next to it...... down as rested.
ebunick - Lead dog - 04/Aug/07 with Joe

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 03/Aug/07 with David Jones

ed edwards - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with fiona wright

nice crux
northy1983 - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with dom

tom - 2nd β - 29/Jul/07 with Dan Leach

Incredible!
Dan Leach - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Tom Bellfield

!st pitch lead, better than ever. Kai 2nd - first time on the route.
Duncan Skelton - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/07 with Kai Green

lead 1st pitch clean, fell 2nd pitch while seconding
matt ling - AltLd dog - 20/Jul/07 with dja

matt pitch 1 me pitch 2
dja - AltLd rpt - 19/Jul/07 with Matt Ling

Mark Dennison - Lead - 14/Jul/07

Phil Jennings - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Matt Burdekin

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

Took too long on first lead before this so we started off with head torches on. Abbed off. Rope jam. A good intro to outdoor climbing!
LP - 2nd dnf - Jul/07

Keith Jones - 2nd - 28/Jun/07 with ali, David

What i laught i had on this.. i lead p1, dan lead p2, when i whent over the flake climb half way down then traverse...i got stuck.. back on the flake i whent (now i know what to do!!) so done that move, now up the green crack (i know what youre thinking..go round the noes ..SO i whent up the first crack then got stuck again... this is getting harder vs!... anyway did it, will be doing it right next time!
markju - AltLd - 20/Jun/07 with Dan

Hit by a squall of filthy weather just as I topped out
Howard J - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Jonathan Teal

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/07

Richie Rich - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Pete Colley

matt ling - 2nd dog - 07/Jun/07 with dja

dja - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/07 with Matt Ling

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07

Nick lead the 1st pitch, i lead the 2nd, awesome climb!
flyboy86 - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Nick (kendogcatchy)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/May/07

best climbing ever! Got to the top just as the sun was going down. Climbing was spot on.
mic_b - Lead O/S - 12/May/07 with kind stranger

jon p H - AltLd O/S - 06/May/07 with Andy

Led P1. Found it pretty awkward and almost popped off a couple of times. Also missed the hidden foothold on P2 and found another one instead. But the step across is fine. Brilliant route and an experience that I wont forget!
catt - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Will

Lead P2. What an immense climb. Worth all the hype..
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Iain

Climbed as a three and led both pitches. A low right foothold helps with the step across. Def 3 stars.
Morgan Woods - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Gareth and Padge

Lizzie led first pitch (I don't like cracks!). I led second pitch with a bit of beta from mates standing below. Once I'd worked out the move across to the lip, and committed, I loved it.
Caralynh - AltLd β - 29/Apr/07 with Lizzie (Flicka)

Hidden - AltLd β - 29/Apr/07

Lead first pitch only.
bob3141 - AltLd - 28/Apr/07 with Oliver Mentz

Dunx - AltLd - 26/Apr/07 with Adam

Adam Humphreys - AltLd - 25/Apr/07 with Dunx

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with James Wright

me pitch 1 mike pitch 2
dja - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/07 with Mike Hargreaves

Awesome route!
Mike Hargreaves - AltLd - 20/Apr/07 with Dave Atkinson

Steerpike - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/07 with Tommo

joe larner - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/07

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/07 with Keren Willcocks

In 3 pitches
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Ellen Taylor

ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Adam Thomas

Done previously, but on that occasion alternating the leads. This time led all of it. Didn't find it too hard, but made the mistake of trying to follow the line in the Rockfax book which goes up the crack after you traverse across - that line is pretty difficult! Ended up ascending the correct way up the slabs to the left.
Chris Sansum - Lead β - 07/Apr/07 with Weilin Wang

Mike W - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with steve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07

Fell off the second pitch, lowered through the holly bush. Prickly.
bigglesbutcha - 2nd dnf - 01/Apr/07 with Clive Ceney

drop dead fred... - Lead O/S - Apr/07

drop dead fred... - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07

Nice
alek - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/07 with Laurence Everett

3rd time ive climbed this one
Laurence Everitt - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/07 with Alek Kumar

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with simon blythe

jscoles - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07 with Jon Mason

Rosie Henstock - 2nd - 24/Mar/07 with Laurence

Laurence Everitt - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/07 with Tommy B, Rosie Henstock

Scary Move to downclimb then traverse. Very exciting though
davek - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/07 with Shaun L

Lead pitch 1, fell off lead on pitch 2, then seconded the whole route clean
Laurence Everitt - AltLd RP - 14/Mar/07 with Robin

i lead pitch 1. must do pitch 2. first big flake is getting wobbly... :-s
gb83 - AltLd - 11/Mar/07 with m.sakano

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Jon Miles

Finally got the second pitch.
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Dom Sellers

Led p2
cem - AltLd rpt - 10/Mar/07 with Miles Butteriss

Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/07 with Steve Grove

Xav - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Alex Nevard

spum - AltLd - Mar/07 with ben jones

mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Alan Royle

Didnt complete second pitch
chiverstom - Lead dnf - 03/Feb/07 with Dave Turner

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07

alaan - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Matt

Chriswallis2 - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Conor

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Cameron Berry

Matt Shepherd - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/07

trevor macalonan - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Tim

Awesome! :)
mrtom - 2007 with Roger HSmith

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2007 with Phil Authers

davetigger - 2007

took sometime plucking up courage to make that step across on the 2nd pitch....
fran04 - AltLd - 2007 with alunallcock

deanroberts - Lead O/S - 2007

Duncan I - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

jamesturnbull - 2007

deklan - Lead - 2007

p2
barni - 2007 with Crhis zion

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/Dec/06

Hard for the grade, first pitch was very green and slimey second pitch was fun while being watched by a small school group!
Whitt - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/06 with Tom

Nicos - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/06 with alex at home

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Alfie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/06

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Nov/06

Lead Both pitches
Mr Wild - Lead β - 14/Oct/06 with olly

Ollie_park - 2nd dog - 14/Oct/06 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/06

jackiechimp - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/06 with marvino

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/06

Mike Parker - 2nd - 23/Sep/06 with Dan Parker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Sep/06

led 2nd pitch after dom fell, paul fell seconding and had to ab for gear.
Swirly - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/06 with Dom Clarke

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/06

tradguy - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/06 with Ute Wegenhoff

Lead second pitch, gonna stay in my memory forever this one, first "real" Leading experience
Mr Wild - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/06 with David Kettle

Gman - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Steve

JPGR - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/06

WRMusall - 2nd - 03/Jul/06 with Shaun Burton

Borja led second pitch. We even had 'Ride of Valykries' type thunderclaps to add to the atmosphere! One of the greats.
epic ed - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Borja

John HW - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Cath

Paul Burgess - Lead - 29/Jun/06 with Dan Henderson

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/06

DavidR - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Andy Asaam

Hidden - TR - 24/Jun/06

WillBroad - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd β - 23/Jun/06

Rampikino - AltLd - 16/Jun/06 with MMC Various

interesting.... need 2 50m ropes just in case anything goes wrong!
richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Monika

Moniawl - 2nd dnf - 11/Jun/06 with rich

simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Allan Watson

Lead 1st pitch, Leah wussed out of leading the second
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - AltLd dnf - 04/Jun/06 with Leah Crane

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/06 with karing

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/06

Lowered off at second pitch
vet - 2nd - May/06

Roch - AltLd - 23/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/06

Chesh - Lead - 15/Apr/06 with Phil B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/06

Awesome route! Led 1st pitch. Simon led 2nd pitch. Had to shake every limb to get the blood flowing again before seconding the second pitch. For Simon it was even worse because he was belaying from the top without any shelter from the icy wind. Seconding down the edge of the flake was probably as hard as leading it since the prospect of a long fall was a possibility. The jams on the left of the flake felt very secure though (lucky as it happened, since a cam was jammed in tightly and I had to spend a while removing it). Want to go back and alternate leads the other way around.
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Simon Chetwynd

Led 2nd pitch
Brown - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Beth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06

Jack Symmons - Lead - Mar/06 with Mikey

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/06

Nice climb. Used the right rope for the traverse across of pitch 2, which left me the left rope to hang down over from the top, protecting the second for the climb down off the belay stance. Stepping across from the flake was not scary, just a serious stretch - maybe i missed the "hidden" foothold?
EG - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/06 with Zara

Mat J - 2006

dan gibson - 2006

Dom Whillans - Lead - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Shad - 2nd - 2006

RossG - 2006

Holly R - 2nd - 2006 with Jorg

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

Lawrence Eccles - AltLd O/S - 2006 with A. Crook

Hungover. Snowing. Led first pitch. Steve led traverse. Awesome.
Danhan - Lead - 27/Dec/05 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/05

Bargate_Champ - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/05

SuperLee1985 - 2nd - Oct/05

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/05

Si dH - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Dan Jaeggi

Main pitch led by Amanda
Lizard - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Manda James

Hidden - TR rpt - Sep/05

arin78 - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/05 with Mark

Stig - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/05 with Les

spacey - 2nd O/S - Jul/05 with si barrow

Backed off second pitch. Climbed the corner to finish.
The Mountain Goat - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with Tom Harvey

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/05 with Oli Burkin

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/05

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 14/May/05 with Christian Darr

Budge - AltLd O/S - 12/May/05 with Martin Gillie

tradguy - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/05 with Ed Lamb

ed_1973 - Lead - 25/Apr/05 with paul highams

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/05

spooky second pitch, pebble pulling on a VS??!!
jonnyboy - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Paul Armitage

Simon Cahill - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Juliette Cahill

orb - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with Charlie Hill

orb - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with Skip

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/05

first onsight VS nice.
Dale - Lead O/S - Feb/05

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

the abmmc - 2nd dog - 2005 with Karl Rowe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2005

Swung leads
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2005 with Dan Pearce

bailed big time and had to leave a sling and crab on the ledge wounded
argylectu - Lead dnf - 2005 with littlenick

Hidden - 2005

Theeni - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 2005

Hidden - 2005

will_benfold - 2nd dog - Dec/04 with Dan B

Mark Adams - Lead - 15/Nov/04

GPN - AltLd - Nov/04 with Paul James

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/04

chris warner - Lead - Oct/04 with becky coles, ben shillito(?)

Hidden - 2nd β - Sep/04

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/04

DavidR - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/04 with Matt Smith

Dave Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/04 with sharon

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/04

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/04 with John Inkpen

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/04

IanMulvany - 01/Jun/04 with Mike Frost

First proper hard climb outdoors - scared shitless.
curlymynci - 2nd - Jun/04 with Panda

Chesh - AltLd - Jun/04 with Lawrence

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Jun/04

brian watson - Lead O/S - 01/May/04 with Rodney Fewins

Will_he_fall - Lead O/S - May/04 with stuart

max_chan - AltLd O/S - May/04 with AG

First pitch only..
Mike Lee - Lead - 19/Apr/04 with & Steve

maffujones - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/04 with Stuat Knott

Also seconded John Carlin in 2007
Ann S - 2nd - Apr/04 with Bill Harrison

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/04

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/04 with Mike Todd, Maria

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/04

mark s - Solo O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2004

feilx - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Roped together with Grimer and Clare in the dark!
Laramadness - 2nd - 2004

nickdonohue - Lead - 2004

John Eley - AltLd O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/03

Batty - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/03

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/03 with Carmen

lithos - Lead - 18/Oct/03

The balancy move around the rounded arete not very comforting in strong wind.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/03 with Clare

al99 - AltLd O/S - Oct/03 with Alex Wainwright

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/03

Absolutely classic. Missed the 'hidden' foothold at first and almost dropped out of the bottom of the big flake!
Andy Clarke - Lead - 16/Aug/03 with RobS

Ander - AltLd - 14/Aug/03 with Fletch

leon - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Andrew Southam

five - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with TP

NeilManley - Lead rpt - Aug/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/03

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/03 with Chris Tan & Shaun Walby

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/03

220bpm - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd - May/03

Stig - 2nd O/S - May/03 with Red Rope

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03 with Yvette Lewis

Led pitch 2. Superb - still remember this one vividly.
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/03 with Pierre Maxted

Andy led 1st pitch and I led the 2nd. Since done it the other way around
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03 with Andy

P1
Lev - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/03 with Spen

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/03

kp64zl - Lead - Mar/03 with David H

Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/03 with Rob Clifton

Tom lead 1st pitch. Me 2nd. quite exciting route - battling with midges. see notes for staffs flyer.
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 2003 with Tom (reeve's mate)

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

unfit - AltLd - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Darragh - 2003 with Hanna

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/02

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with ???????????????

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/02

Reds - Lead O/S - 12/May/02 with debbie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/02

akhughes - AltLd - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/02

chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/02 with Joe Thompson

Hidden - Solo O/S - Feb/02

James B - 2002

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with john d

feel good fctor for sure
chris ginge - Lead O/S - 2002

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/01 with mik

cem - 2nd - 22/Jul/01 with Rod Strachan

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/01 with Keith Shaw, Chris

Alastair Hudson - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/01 with Adam Demmert

Darragh - May/01 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd - Jan/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

Jim Brooke - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/00 with Chris Born, Chris Gudgeon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/00

Lead 1st pitch
Paul-Michael - AltLd rpt - Aug/00 with Paul Nurse

Scotsken - Jul/00

Hidden - Lead - Jul/00

Seconded P1, Led P2.
Laramadness - AltLd - 28/Jun/00

FrankW - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/00 with Simon Rogers

ArnaudG - 2000

strutt did the hardest bit(flake descent)
Milne - AltLd O/S - 2000 with paul strutt

tlr - Lead - 2000

jonka - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Boy - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

bullybones - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Around 2000
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 2000 with Brian Law

Hidden - Lead - 2000

VPJB - 2000

Lead Pitch 1 second pitch 2
snowy_woodruff - AltLd - 2000 with Jimbo

martintom - 2000

Gudge - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Jim Brooke

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/99

John Marsland - AltLd - 03/May/99 with Ian Manocha

Jamie B - AltLd - Mar/99 with Nik Birkby

MKH - AltLd O/S - 1999

Boooolllllooooccckkkkksss. Should have known, when the first pitch was just to resuce my gear, and the grease was amaising, that the second pitch with so much drag I untided and soloed to the top in the rain with the die running out of my boots. Awsome climb!!!
rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1999 with chopper

kato'sdad - Lead - 1999 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd - 1999 with Jon Berry

tuftynick - Lead - 1999 with ciaran troup

jfmchivall - 1999

jfmchivall - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/98

Lead 2nd pitch
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - Aug/98 with David Jupp

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Jun/98 with James H

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 09/May/98 with Dan, Nicky

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/98

antroy - Lead - 10/Apr/98

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 29/Mar/98 with Stuart Magill

nige pacer - AltLd O/S - Mar/98

Led pitch 2 - scary
MONKEY78 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/98 with William Wilson, James Kay, adam ellwood

done before sometime
WB - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/98 with Nicola

BruceW - AltLd O/S - 1998 with Al. W.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Dec/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/97

martroberts - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/97

rachm2004 - 2nd - 12/Jul/97 with Martin

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 09/Jul/97 with Richard Bower

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/97

ML 1st pitch. Backed off p2 as it was raining.
iskra2000 - AltLd dnf - 21/Apr/97 with Mark Leach

Variation only! Finished off and right.
Rampikino - 2nd - 19/Apr/97 with Simon Dodsworth

Mark Riley - AltLd - 1997 with Richard Ibberson

Yikes!
andyfeds - Lead - 1997 with Mike H

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/96

Led both pitches.
Phil West - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/96 with David Atherton

Brilliant route! First time I attempted it a few years back I had to be rescued off
Duncan Bourne - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/96 with P Smalley

Pitch 1 Paul, Pitch 2 Me. A great route!
jmr - AltLd - 02/Jun/96 with Paul Greenhow

50 years after Bowdon did the first ascent with Peter Harding!
Sean Kelly - Lead - Jun/96 with Bowdon Black

Ropeboy - Lead - 05/May/96

nacnud - Lead - 21/Apr/96

A Crook - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/96 with Dom Stockton

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/96

done several times over the years, and enjoyed it every time. It took two attempts to get the rock over sorted at first go! The first attempt involved a nice swing!
brady - AltLd - 1996 with John Cameron

NeilGriffiths - 1996 with Phil

Hidden - AltLd - 1996

icescrew - AltLd - Sep/95 with Rich Hogan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/95

Led 2nd crux pitch.
Phil West - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner

ChrisJD - AltLd - 14/May/95

lead p2
colin milton - AltLd - 13/May/95 with eric milton

Blind foothold and massive rope drag. oops!
Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/95 with Steve Lucas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/95

Hidden - 1995

Marti999 - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 1995

andy_pemberton - Lead - 1995

robtrooper - 1995

smudge - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/94

stokienomad - Lead - 15/Jun/94

nige - Lead - 1994 with john buckley

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Nov/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/93

bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - Jun/93

whispering nic - Apr/93 with Little Dave

OMSKB - Lead - 28/Mar/93 with Richard Winfield

Hidden - Lead - 21/Feb/93

First ever VS lead.
John Mckeating - Lead - 1993

Led 1st pitch but rained off second pitch.
epic ed - AltLd dnf - 21/Sep/92 with Ben M

KillingtonT - AltLd - 18/Aug/92 with Mark Drinkwater

Lead P2
Mick King - AltLd - 30/Jul/92 with Simon Walsh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/92

Roget - Solo rpt - 10/Jun/92

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/92

Hidden - AltLd - 1992

adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/91 with Tim

Hammy - Lead - 04/Aug/91 with Fai Kwong, Mandy Kwong

NickJH - Lead O/S - Jun/91 with N Hancock

SimonN - AltLd - 01/May/91

Nigel Coe - 1991 with Scott Titt

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/90

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/90

Rich Kirby - AltLd - 22/Apr/90 with Andy Mackay

andrew300169 - Lead - 1990

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Seconded
teespaddler - 2nd O/S - 1990 with Al George

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1990

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/89

Roget - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/89 with jim

Led pitch 2. VS climbing in extreme position. Wonderful, best VS on grit?
Iain Thow - AltLd - 04/May/89 with Rob Ivens

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/89

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/89

There was snow on the ground...
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/88 with Simon Cornhill

babymoac - Lead - 11/Sep/88 with Bob Hunter

99bolivar - 2nd - 1988

Bit of a fuss really
howifeel - 1988 with Eoighan

Richard Weller - AltLd - 12/Jun/87 with Trevor Willis

richorme - AltLd O/S - Jun/87 with Laurence Kenney

Top pitch only - combo with Pebbledash
Chris the Tall - 2nd - 1987 with Richard O'Meara

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/86

Tom V - 1986

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/85

Hidden - 1985

malc - Lead - 17/Jun/84

shark - AltLd O/S - 23/May/84 with Andy F

Gezzer - Lead - 1984 with Andy Towne

andy gittins - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/83

nigehughes - Lead - May/83 with Colin Griffin

Nigel Bond - Lead - 19/Feb/83 with Charlie Leverton

Paul Clarke - Lead O/S - 1983 with FMC

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/82

JohnHutch - Lead - 1982 with L

stp - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/81

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1981

nbotting - 1981

Andy Fielding - AltLd - 1980 with Mike Gilbert

Chris Craggs - 1980

David Smith - Lead - 1980 with howard morley

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Andy Say - Lead - 1979

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/78

Gordon Stainforth - Lead O/S - 01/May/77 with Gavin --?

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/76

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1976

GeoffG - 2nd - 26/Jul/75 with tony bowker

rogerskews - AltLd - 1974

Steve Woollard - Lead - 1974 with Doug Adams

mikej - Lead - 28/Apr/71 with Stewart Grant

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Mar/71 with ??

mikej - 2nd - 03/May/70 with John Bickerdyke

mikej - AltLd - 13/Apr/69 with Bill Church

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 15/Apr/68 with Paul Long, Bob Knapton

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 0000 with Francis Taylor

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Total votes cast 1239
hard HVS0 of 436
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easy HVS59 of 436
hard VS222 of 436
VS146 of 436
easy VS4 of 436
hard HS1 of 436
HS0 of 436
easy HS0 of 436
hard 5a1 of 407
5a6 of 407
easy 5a23 of 407
hard 4c157 of 407
4c205 of 407
easy 4c12 of 407
hard 4b3 of 407
4b0 of 407
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3 Stars348 of 396
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