first VS i've fallen off in a long time. The first bit was fine with fist jams. Got up into the bulge. Wedged a knee in but the crack was too wide for my fist. Fell off. Second time managed to grovel up and get a knee. Very undignified. Obviously missed a trick.
Kemics - Lead G/U - 08/Sep/15 with Mel
Hidden - 06/Aug/15
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/15
Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Jul/15
IainMay - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/15
mattshort - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Paul
Guss1 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/15
sorchawilliams - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/15
Will Murphy - Lead - 10/Jun/15 with Cal, Andy
Callum van Werkhoven - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Will Murphy
Have previously seconded Elegy. Felt hard for VS!
Tom.Priestley - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15
FlavioL1989 - Solo O/S - 27/May/15
James Oakes - 2nd O/S - 26/May/15 with Steve Ramsden
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with noaks
BareBears - Lead β - 15/May/15 with Kay
Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/15
Did a heel hook to get past the overhang. Spent half the time on the crux with my foot above my head. Very strenuous.
DanChad - 2nd O/S - 01/May/15 with Chris Murray
Fell off this about 20 years ago, so glad to have led this one.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 01/May/15 with Dan Chadfield
Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with jon stewart
Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Paul Tanton
PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Mark Grist
noemie5438 - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Liam
awkward and cold, and just about the windiest ive ever bothered to climb in. I reckon its satisfying udgery tho :)
PeteWilson - Lead - 12/Apr/15 with Timm Wilson
Senna - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/15
Had a quick feel of the move onto Elegy, glad I didn't get further! Swimming is right, the top section passed by in a flash.
Tom McCabe - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Joe Jones
Mike W - Lead - 2015
Awesome, even more fun in the wet
ashtond6 - 2nd - 08/Nov/14
Some wide bridging required to get over the first bit. But pretty straight forwards after that.
Katsmiff - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Justyn Philpot
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14
Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Neil Passmore
andy_e - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Mike Gallimore
TP - Lead - 24/Aug/14 with Ben H, Frank A
Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/14
soph - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith
gpcomps - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Andrew
22/31. Previously done the lower section to get to Elegy. Just a bit awkward.
Nick Russell - Lead - 21/Jul/14 with Alex Winter
22 on Staffordshire nose. Roaches routes finished.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Nick
poigol5043 - Lead - 06/Jul/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14
dan gibson - 29/Jun/14 with michael porter
alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Assad Lahlou
morganator - 2nd - 26/May/14 with Sophie Whyte
Ky - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Pete Bridgewood
amccann - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14
Went to look at elegy. It looked hard so finished up this.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with micki
soph - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Lindy Smith
MSchobitz - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Calum Wadsworth
Led after Ed got spooked on the crux and wanted lowering off, leaving two cams in the climb (the highest one just below the pull onto the ledge from which Elegy breaks left.) Pulled the ropes through and led it clean! Good value for VS...
alexm198 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Ed Cromwell
Tried to lead, got stuck on crux... lowered down on a shit hex. Scary times.
ecromwell - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Alex Mathie
friendzone1234 - Feb/14
Hidden - 2014
Kirill - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with EeFu
EeFu - 2nd dog - 14/Sep/13 with Kirill Spiridonov
Climbster - 2nd β - 05/Sep/13 with Ian
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Matt
sputnik - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Vaska
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13
TP - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Dave M, Helen F
sputnik - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Vaska
andi turner - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with pete bridgwood
snapperdan - Lead dog - 25/Jun/13
Double Knee Bar - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13
Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13
obnoxious struggle - wish I'd have realised there was a great sounding SLAB to tHe left, would have been a whole lot more pleasant.
kirsten - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Michael
A real grunt of a route.
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Nick Mitchell
Siyfion - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 02/May/13
friendzone1234 - May/13
Following hale storm so a little damp in places.
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Sarah, Kate
Had a look at Elegy but didn't fancy it.
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/13
giuly - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Ben Abell, Neil Shephard
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13
kate tarrant - 2nd - Apr/13
tzettle - 2013
robertmctague - Lead - 2013
Brown - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Andy R
This kicked my 4R5E. An actual trad fall. I fell roughly 15feet up onto good gear I just didn't ever get my feet sorted and couldn't stick a jam.
puppythedog - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/12 with Julia
Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Becster
becster - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Mark_Day
Anthony Dixon - Lead - 22/Jul/12
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with martin broadhurst
WillDoyle - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/12
mike.rigby - TR O/S - 26/May/12
Aufton - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Andy Hawkins
Went up to do Elegy but the psyche wasn't there, feeling hungvover & weak so decided to leave it for another day.
Si dH - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/12 with Olly
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12
Should be 5a
Peakpdr - 25/Mar/12
jack1996 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/12 with tom s
Hidden - Lead - 2012
Mike Warner - 2nd O/S - 2012
Hidden - 2012
I think I seconded Dan up this years ago, but don't really remember
Dave89 - Lead rpt - 27/Nov/11 with CharlieC
friendzone1234 - 2nd β - 19/Oct/11
shafiq lalloo - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with timmyhobby
timmyhobby - Lead - 16/Oct/11
took a while to build up to committing to the move
minirollsrule - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11
Awkward and hold's look desiving from the ground.
Mitch1990 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/11
darlolad - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11
Marti999 - Lead - 09/Jul/11 with Anna
A good route. Not sure it's super high in the VS grade, definately strangely satisfying rather than nasty. Good practice for offwidthing higher up 'reasonably' well protected.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Jul/11 with Kevin
Was going to try Elegy but couldn't work out the move/didn't want to...will have to come back!
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Alan
Led this before we had a go at Elegy. Felt like quite a hard lead but there's good gear. the move out at the roof/bulge is good. Thrutched up the crack but after falling off Elegy finished up Bulger again and actually you can climb outside the crack in quite good style!
andyjirvin - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11
Double Knee Bar - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/11 with Colin, Iain
What a route! The moves through the overhang felt hard,the crack above was an unbelievable struggle. I really thought I had got myself completely stuck.
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Mark Hatton
danielwalker716 - 2nd - 26/Apr/11
James_D - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Esther
Mr G - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Brianna Zoll
couldn't get over the overhang because of issues with reaching the cam. Still def need more work on my arms.
bri - 2nd dnf - 17/Apr/11 with Mr G
lewk_c - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Phil Saunders
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/11
dan-8990 - Lead dog - 20/Jan/11 with AO
Interesting to say the least!
The Green Giant - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/11 with Dan with the van
John Mckeating - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 2011
Spidermunkie - 2nd rpt - 13/Oct/10
tri-nitro-toulumne - Lead dog - 21/Sep/10 with Rich Guest
I thought the crack was gona eat me!
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Andy Rushton
Dan Leach - Lead - 30/Aug/10
d_meacher - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Jamie Madison
Meant to climb elegy but lost all psych and finished up. Will be back for elegy.
nadeem - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Tom Foote
dean79 - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with alan watson
spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Rachel Batt
DaNo123 - 2nd - 10/Jul/10 with martin
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Emma Hawkins
Nice bridging, awkward move then some 'good' wriggling!
Batt - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with rachael spraggs
wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with james
Crack was thrutchy and hard, lost losts of skin.
Rained midway up just to make it better!!
daveyji - Lead - Jun/10 with Ed
tomB - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Tim Griffin
szelest - TR O/S - 19/May/10
after failing to move out onto elegy
willoates - Lead rpt - 16/May/10 with James, Chrissy
Garron - 2nd - 15/May/10
chrisbussell - 2nd - 20/Apr/10 with Tim O'Neill
saalty - 2nd O/S - Apr/10 with eddy
cooper leek - 2nd rpt - 16/Mar/10 with donk
donkster - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/10 with ben
GF - 2010
Ebarnes - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 2010
pie_eater_pete - 2010
Nature_Boy12689 - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/09 with Layla Peploe
donkster - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/09 with DaveNW
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/09
Matt Bennett - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Nathan Sharp
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Roger Hill
Really enjoyable. Loved the layback and the leg bar in the upper crack. Done in pitch black with a headtorch.
nathanroberts89 - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/09
Good and hard
krikoman - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Neil Peeley
A bloody struggle through the crux!
Peeley.b - 2nd - 23/Aug/09 with Mark Readman
neilpotter - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/09 with lawson david
Dissapointed that I failed on this. Couldn't get round the overhang - couldn't reach the good holds and it was slightly damp.
Took a bad fall with a painful collision with the ledge! Ouch!
BeccaSnowden - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/09 with Alex
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09
cooper leek - 2nd - Jul/09 with crucko
peaches69 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with sarah
What a horror show this climb is!! The 2nd time I have had to do it because I couldnt commit to the step around the bulge to get onto Elergy!! Next time........
JWB - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/09 with Mark Anstey
smudge - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Rob
stevemcg - 2nd - 08/May/09 with Glyn
Done at night with a head torch. Quite a struggle requiring all manners of non-descript "Technique", high in the grade, fantastic little route. Steve did well to get up this.
Glyn Davidson - Lead O/S - 08/May/09 with steve mcg
willoates - Lead O/S - May/09
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/09
Ralphie_coombs - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with raf richard
James Moyle - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with T.Moores
donkster - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/09
jepotherepo - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Helen
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Hannah
RCrockford - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Chris F
What a thrutchy, nasty place to be.
thrutch - Lead O/S - 2009 with helen
keith leonard - 2009
Tom Eagle - Lead O/S - 2009 with Dave Greenald
HamishD - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with sergei
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08
gazfellows - 2nd - 20/Sep/08 with shaun d
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Mike
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/08
Quite tough just getting into the crack, although the scarey bit is over quite soon.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with Ben, Vicki
aidanb - Lead O/S - 05/May/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08
Lloyders - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Paul Southgate
everything i dislike climbing!!
brew_guru - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/08
gaz_jones - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/08 with Lloyders
lukewalsh - 2nd - Apr/08
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Mar/08
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
Hidden - 2008
TCHEKE - 2008
Hidden - Lead - 05/Nov/07
Ha, ha what an introduction to gritstone climbing!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Ben Matthews
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07
dfbpdave - Lead dog - 08/Sep/07
What an excellent thructh and udge once established in the crack - one of the best climbs this year!
PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Alex
riddle - 2nd - Sep/07 with Mike UKC
Something of a struggle! Hardest VS Ive done for ages, or maybe I was just climbing badly after a 6 week break...
Si dH - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/07 with Neil Furniss
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/07 with Ralph
JWB - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/07
donkster - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/07 with mudders
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 02/May/07 with clare
kendogcatchy - 2nd O/S - May/07 with Paul Martindale
Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/07
Wow,way more difficult than expected
Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/07 with Pete
Had a few 'momments' on this climb, interrupted only by my 'climbing turrets', didnt enjoy it at all!
flyboy86 - Lead - Mar/07 with Nick (kendogcatchy)
Oli - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Lee
Duncan I - 2007
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/06
Rob Laird - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06
Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06
andy tetsill - TR - Jul/06 with Wrekin MC
tatz45 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Jamie Tattersall
Had a real battle with this. Think I got too wedged in the crack.
Marvino - Lead dog - 05/Jun/06 with Darren
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06
david morse - 2nd - 01/Jun/06 with dave pritchard
Chesh - Lead - 15/Apr/06 with Phil B
jackiechimp - 2006
John Lisle - 2006
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/05
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/05 with gary wood
Hidden - 2005
Couldn't figure out the moves onto the Elegy slab so finished up this instead.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2005
Nick Cox led after inspecting Ellergy
Andrew Abraham - 2nd - 2005
jimshrimp - Lead O/S - Jun/04
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - May/04
What a struggle!
Chesh - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Mick B
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/04
Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/04 with Ian Nightingale
Hidden - 2nd - 2004
Lev - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/03 with Spen
northy1983 - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with dom
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 08/May/03 with Rob Clifton
Hidden - Lead - May/03
shoulders - Lead - 14/Sep/02 with claire, tanya
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/02
Reds - Lead O/S - 12/May/02 with debbie
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/02
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/02 with Joe Thompson
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 2002 with helen gibson
Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/01
Hidden - 2nd - 2001
Stone Muppet - 2001
ArnaudG - 2000
philhilo - 2000 with brian rodgers
marcoleptic - 2nd - 2000
Gus - Lead - 2000
bullybones - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/99
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/99 with Nicky
Hidden - 1999
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/98 with Nicky
skygodley - Lead O/S - 02/May/98
antroy - Lead - 10/Apr/98
DavidEvans - 2nd - 15/Feb/98 with William Wilson, James Kay, adam ellwood
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/96
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1996
brady - Lead - 06/Jun/95 with John Cameron
nai - Lead - 1995
Easier than I thought
Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/94 with E Allcock
Jon Read - Lead O/S - Jan/93
Roget - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/91
Nigel Coe - 1991 with Scott Titt
babymoac - Lead - 02/Sep/89 with Sid & Sarah
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 07/May/89
Iain Thow - 2nd - 04/May/89 with Rob Ivens
charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/85
Simon2005 - 2nd - 1984 with KevG
andy gittins - 1984
stp - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/83
Mike Owen - 12/Sep/81 with Gavin Peat
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Apr/81 with Andy Chadwick
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 30/Apr/77 with Ian Carter
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 12/Mar/77 with Bob Knapton
Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/76
rogerskews - 1974
Rog Wilko - 2nd - May/71 with ??
RichardMc - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/68
A rubbish climb only worthwhile if you want to lose weight its that strenuous. Or maybe I did it wrong!!
oldmanofmow - 1957