How easy - Lead - 20/Jul/14
MarkyGee - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Stu Howie
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14
Paul Hy - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Dave L
buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 16/Jul/14
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/14
Hoyes - 2nd rpt - 13/Jul/14 with Julian L
Lead in 1 long pitch but I wish to complain. My book said 4b, 4c/5a, 3c. Should be 5a, 4c, 4b. 'Nuff said ! 1st section is desperate, so fell off on 1st attempt. I found the middle section easiest of all, by avoiding the nasty wide corner crack and going up wall on right.
Julian Lane - Lead dog - 13/Jul/14 with Mynydd James
NickyC - AltLd - 11/Jul/14 with Zain Karim
Great adventure. We did it as an alternative to the HVS routes as it was raining heavy when we got there. Feels more like VS than HS as the BMC guide states. There are some awkward offwidth moves on the first 2 pitches but it's easy to find good rests which give time to figure out the sequences. A camalot 5 ended up being very useful on the first 2 pitches. Led all 3 pitches. 4b finish.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with David Shelmerdine
Great climb, felt tougher than the HS grade given in the BMC guide, think Rockfax is closer with VS. Very thrutchy is an understatement!!!
David Shelmerdine - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Gavin Peach
Nice pumpy route
leggy118 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14
scroobious - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Eva Herbst, Rob Law
robgixer - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/14
gavster - AltLd - 09/Mar/14 with ruth, rob
Great climb! Seconded the first pitch then lead the next two pitches as one pitch.
Big cams required!
Rob Royle - AltLd - 09/Mar/14 with Gav
Ruthie - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Rob Royle, Gavin
Andy.norman - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/14
matt.woodfield - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/14
muppett - 2014
Hidden - 2014
yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014
karl parkes - 2nd - 2014
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Kim
Led pitch 2, and took the traverse and up the face option, as I didn't have cams big enough to protect off-width crack, and it was a bit wet, and didn't fancy it. Traverse is easy - it's a ramp (though a bit muddy when I did it, but wall is hard topping out on, but has good holds, and I avoided having to grab grass at the top, as I found a rock edge to grab onto! First pitch is hard even seconding, and the whole climb feels harder than the HS 4c, 4b, 4a the BMC Roaches guide gives it.
kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/13 with PgClimbs
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/13
egg-man - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with John Pickles
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/13
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Viorel Chicu, Alan Blanchflower
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Julian Prieto, Viskii Chicu
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13
As one big pitch.
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Gareth Hooson
Lead pitch 1 &2
jack01 - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Duncan
NM: p1 & 2
Nordie_matt - AltLd - 04/Sep/13 with Matt JM Stevens
Lead first pitch, VS 4c in the BMC guide.
Eddie1234 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with John Bish
Fraser hill-casey - Lead - 02/Sep/13 with Jen 'Banksy' Banks
Jen 'Banksy' Banks - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Fraser
lead 2nd and 3rd pitch
John Bish - AltLd - 02/Sep/13 with Eddie Roebuck
Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/13
P1+3 - Nice, steady warm-up
Climbster - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Ian
Bloke on a Rope - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Matt
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/13
gorgeous....led P1 and P3
rockmaverick - AltLd - Sep/13 with Ian Ackerley
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/13
1st & 3rd
willson - AltLd - 29/Aug/13 with Wills
Did in 2 pitches. Awkward start onto ledge, didn't bother with the next crack but went up the slab( easy on 2nd but I'd never do on the lead). Eases considerably towards the top.
wishicud climbHVS - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Big Fat Dan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13
gavster - Lead - 16/Aug/13 with kev
mapperley samurai - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Gavin Pownall
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/13
moose ridd - AltLd - 15/Aug/13 with M.Sadler
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13
Second section is a real thrutch but once you find the hidden holds deep inside the right hand wall it's sorted. Oh and a number six Camelot would help which I didn't have.
stokienomad - Lead - 10/Aug/13 with Tim Starkey
Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/13
Excellent climb waited a few years to do this one!!!
dannyevos - 09/Aug/13 with Rick Clapham
Chalky Cat - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Dom
Some good old-fashioned thrutching. There may be hidden holds in the cracks, but it's more fun without them! Probably not VS
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Simon
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/13
HAJ Francis - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13
led pitch 1 & 3 didnt think was worth top 50 1st pitch was good but the rest wasnt really very nice climbing
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Jem
J1PEF - 04/Jul/13 with beds
Found 1st pitch harder than 2nd. Finished up 4B pitch.
beds74 - Lead - 04/Jul/13 with Jon Peffer
danJBA - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Ross
annaEM - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Chris Wallis
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13
HassenBali - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Chris C
TRFrost - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with D. Gledson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/13
Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Jon Taylor
annak - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Lee Harrison
Led first and second pitches as one single pitch. Fought my way up the first pitch only to almost be spat out of the second pitch. Failed to climb the second pitch from within the crack so bridged around it instead. Felt much easier this way.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Anna Kennedy
sputnik - Lead rpt - 26/May/13
Direct finish, very good and looks to be far
better than the green gully, although others may prefer that..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with liv_the_div
Fun route, awkward squeeze on pitch 2
Goodstuff - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13
Metalbear - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with John James McEvoy
Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13
tradguy - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with philippa wiffen
Shaw Brown - Lead - 05/May/13 with Judith Neaves
Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13
Hidden - AltLd RP - 30/Apr/13
johnself1603 - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/13
thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Joe Callaghan
Paraicj - 2nd β - 21/Apr/13
Amazing climbing - hidden holds everywhere on the first pitch as the guide suggests.
ellmang - Lead - 21/Apr/13
Guy Wilson - 19/Apr/13 with Plum
mark4344 - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Matt Payne
Me Pitch 1 and Mark P pitch 2 and 3.
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Mark Philipson
Hannes B - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Debbie B
gazfellows - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Nic, Billy
madasten - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Nicola, Gaz
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/13
Cheated after the ledge above the first stance -- hold is polished -- so instead did precarious crawling traverse right along the ledge and up to the slab below the second stance.
mchonofsky - AltLd dnf - 03/Apr/13
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13
chris ginge - Lead - 2013
kabutsu - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Andy Chadwick - 2013
Hidden - 2013
andybirtwistle - 2013
andybirtwistle - 2013
fifth - 2013
Led the first pitch clean on second attempt, but rain set in and abbed off the first belay point.
gsavell - Lead dnf - 24/Nov/12 with Liam Carter
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12
Led first two pitches. Great gear. Good view of the roaches from the belay ledges.
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Andy Hawkins
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12
rikbattye - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/12
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Charles Moreton
cem - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Paul Bolton
Found P2 very hard, but managed it. P1 was interesting too. P3 I took the direct route (4b).
lanc23 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/12
riddle - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Yasmina
Harsh. I left some skin there. P3 by the left widening crack.
Maciekman - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with John
Darrell Read - AltLd - 01/Sep/12 with Oliver Mentz
Lead 1&2 as one.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 19/Aug/12 with Steve Lunt
Chris Hind - AltLd - 07/Aug/12 with ash
Johnywilks - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12
ash longreach - AltLd - Aug/12 with Chris Hind
EPIC. Lead first pitch. Rain. James followed abseiled for gear on Direct. J25 lead second pitch. I followed though & managed to get to top before rain and hail set in. Others got soaked on belay...
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/12 with James Williamson, JonnyO
Lead p2 then got soaked by a heavy shower as Alex lead p3. Great climb but more suited to a summers day when the weather is nice!
J25 - AltLd - 29/Jul/12 with Alex Thompson
james.f.williamson - 2nd - 29/Jul/12 with Jonny, Alex
demarcation86 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Paul
B did 1 and 3, I did 2 and 4 The crack on P2 was horrible - polished, green slimey. The delicate finger traverse and up was lovely
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Brian
Lead pitch 1&2 (couple of preplaced cams on pitch 2 from gillys go) Got passed P2's crux by pulling up on the big edge and arete of the right side of the groove rather than squeezing into it
Morwood - AltLd - 24/Jul/12 with gillywillyhoo
gillywillyhoo - AltLd - 24/Jul/12 with James Morwood
Daymo - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Len Oakes
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Jason, Eddie Webster
jasonpm - AltLd - 22/Jul/12 with Eddie Webster, Steve IMC
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12
will randall - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with sarah
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Fiona
Clean lead of 2nd pitch & did the "fingery traverse for thrill swelter" but more because I found the off width hard. Definitely needed bigger gear! Fell of the first pitch on second several times, embarrasingly!
Fiona McFarlane - AltLd - Jun/12 with Ros MCkendry
TM_Horton - AltLd O/S - 04/May/12 with webby
peaker16 - Lead - 02/May/12
A bit of a thrutch, I led the second pitch and ran it together with the third.
Theeni - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12
Ross.Cooper - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Becky Butcher, Harry Yarrow
yarrow - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Becky B, Ross.Cooper
beckybutcher91 - AltLd - 26/Feb/12 with Ross Cooper, Harry Yarrow
ross brinson - Lead - 28/Jan/12
1 and 3 - First time on the Hen =)
shafiq lalloo - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with timmyhobby
timmyhobby - AltLd - 14/Jan/12 with shafiq
Darron - 2012
A Downing - 2012
davidtrelawnyross - 2012
alan moore - 2012
Stewart Armstrong - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Hidden - Lead - 12/Dec/11
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Dec/11
Anthony Dixon - 13/Nov/11
Waas green - only led 2nd pitch
Alan Dixon - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Anthony Dixon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11
Bit of a shock when I thought this route was 4a as stated in the old guidebook we were using.
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Nancy Jones
asmith37 - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Dave Rose
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Mark R
3rd pitch 4b
Ade7 - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Stewart
BW - 1st and 3rd pitches.
SP - 2nd pitch.
If there's ever a choice between thrutching up a wide crack or fine exposed moves on a wall - I'd take the latter (as here on p2)
Steve J P - AltLd - 02/Oct/11 with BW
sp 2nd pitch, bw 1st and 3rd
Bernie Wylde - AltLd - 02/Oct/11 with sp
Keir did 1st and 3rd pitches - I did 2nd (crux) - although failed to make it up main route and went up wall to left of crack - more exposed (?HVS) but better hand & foot holds for someone of my hight (4c?)
danny269 - AltLd - 02/Oct/11 with Keir
ross brinson - Lead - 01/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/11
Led final pitch only. Avoided the 2nd pitch groove and climbed the face to the right.
Dux - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Andy Smith
Felix Ottey - 2nd - 24/Sep/11
sputnik - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11 with Mrs Z
c00kie - 2nd - 21/Sep/11 with Gavin
Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/11
I led the first and 3rd pitches. Not sure why this is regarded as being one of the top 50 by Western Grit. The second pitch involves a thrutch which is anything but enjoyable.
Allan FW - AltLd - 03/Sep/11 with Ken
antonymcphillips - AltLd - Sep/11
Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/11
Lead 1st and 3rd Pitches
johnnyboulton - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Simon Hills
c00kie - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Leander
sputnik - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with Mrs Z
gd303uk - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Alisingo
gingerwolf - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/11
Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - Aug/11
saraw - 2nd dog - Aug/11 with rikbattye
Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/11
mol - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Jesse
I led first pitch and third pitch, Dan led second pitch. The first pitch was good there are plenty of places for gear and a good combination of hold, jamming and smearing. The second pitch was surprisingly simple, the secret was to keep tight into teh crack and almost bridge up. The third pitch is nice and easy. Great climb.
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Dan L
stronglikebear - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Johnny B Diggerman
Dan Geh - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Thomas Geh
tgeh - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with dan geh
Ran the first two pitches together. Tim led the final pitch.
joemallia - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Tim Rolfe
Joe did first 2 pitches in one, I finished the route.
Fat Tim - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Joe Mallia
Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/11
pitch 2. easy to by pass the offwidths on the whole route by using crimps on the side walls. cheating?
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Chris Kelsey
D J Williams - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with adnam
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Mel
CurlyStevo - AltLd - Jul/11 with Kevin
Rach p1&3, me p2. The combination of off-widthing and smearing on polish on p2 made me feel like I was about to throw up. Rach found the cheaty diversion out to the right, but I convinced her she'd missed the best bit of the climb, so she asked to be lowered back down to take it on. After successfully tackling the off-width, I could see she also had that perfect balance of feeling utterly sick and utterly satisfied. The third pitch out to the right was more awkward than it looks, with holds just not quite in the right place/angle.
treg - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Rachel
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11
PhilCartwright - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Liam Brown
Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/11
Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 28/Apr/11 with Will Ward, Jane Rigby
Tamati - AltLd O/S - Apr/11
JRigby - AltLd - Apr/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11
Matt_L_Robinson - Lead - 12/Mar/11 with alex
Betha. - 2nd dog - 29/Jan/11 with Neil D
Neil D - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/11 with Beth Hodgett
nickcanute - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/11 with PeteH
Nick ran it all together.
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/11 with Nick
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
JEP - 2011
Jim Walton - 2011
PAJames - 2011
birdie num num - 2011
Sean Kelly - 2011
MHutch - 2011
pasbury - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Tobias at Home - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
adie84 - 2011
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - Lead β - 2011
Hidden - 2011
jimmys - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Markus
hcooper - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with John Proctor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10
The "crux" on pitch 2 was fairly straightforward, but I was repulsed by the first pitch. I think this is because I wasn't using my feet enough. Succeeded on attempt 2.
JdotP - Lead dog - 16/Oct/10 with Hereward Cooper
my buddy had trouble leading it, so I solo'd it with the rope attached and bought him up after me. Good line, really enjoyable.
Spidermunkie - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/10
lazybones - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Helen Jones
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10
Lead in one pitch, some good moves but a fair bit of walking along ledges. Got lost at the top and had to reverse and then traverse left, though the right-hand finish felt a little more interesting.
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Stephen Fey
Led P2. A challenging climb. Would like to go back and lead P1 & 3
gary.barr - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Ally Singleton
Multi pitch route, Tom lead all pitches, done at 7 in the morning! Very cold!
ianslade - 2nd β - 19/Sep/10 with Tom Greenwood
Some good moves, but a lot of walking along ledges and scrambling to get to the next few good moves. I got a little confused on where the final pitch went as i had forgot what the guidebook said when i got there.
catblack - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Andy Barker
hapymike - Lead - 09/Sep/10
Avoided the groove on the 2nd pitch by walking carefully around to the right, risking a nasty swing back to the left, but protecting it with a small friend placed with difficulty at feet level.
lostinmidlands - Lead dog - 05/Sep/10 with nil4e
done as one pitch
hotfeet - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Alex Pond
Garron - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10
b.hayley - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with alfredo
In the wet
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Ian Moore
First climb of the day and I found the initial crack a bit of wake up! Climbed the first two pitches as one; Ken did the 4b version of the final pitch which adds some pretty good exposure. Found the groove on the second pitch a bit of thrutch but it was easier for me as I'm short and flexible; cheval move to get a high foot on the crucial smear.
climbinmunkey - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Ken
Completed Pitch 1 clean, then it rained
alisonsmigova - AltLd dnf - 21/Aug/10
eazyclimbing - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with hoppo
Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Gareth Lewis
Lead pitches 1 and 3. Pitch 1 quite awkward and tricky.
samcook - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Luke Randall
A true traditional thrutch! An impressive lead from sam on the awkward first pitch, which deserves VS in its own right. The second pitch felt like HVD 5a!
lrandall - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Sam Cook
Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Andy
Nexonen - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Ceri
feilx - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/10
Disappointing. Two awkward polished corners then a path to the top.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with J. Iles-Smith
jiles - AltLd dog - 23/Jul/10 with Alex Winter
PanzerHanzler - 2nd rpt - 17/Jul/10 with Simon Chandler
Me Pitches 1 and 2
Jon Gill Pitch 3
JWB - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Jon Gill
john lead 1st and 2nd pitch in the dry and i lead the 3rd pitch in the pooring rain and very strong winds!
jon_gill1 - AltLd rpt - 17/Jul/10 with john beardmore
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/10
Climbed with Ali. Lead first then seconded after. Good Dry but breezy conditions.
specialboy - Lead β - 11/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10
lead 1st and 3rd pitches - first multi pitch and first climb with double ropes
Jimbo79 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10
Lead P1, seconded other two
definately 4c first pitch
gingerwolf - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/10
Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Duncan Dunbar
Hidden - AltLd dog - 03/Jul/10
Attempted after having difficuly with The Arete..! Got up first pitch with a bit of a struggle, though not quite as bad as it looks (hidden holds). Set up belay using an abundance of hexes and let second lead next pitch. He got to the awkward off-width crack, tried several moves and came back. Two of us had a go and couldn't get it, so abbed off a small thread.
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd dnf - Jul/10 with Tom Kimber
LittleClimbingMaria - 29/Jun/10
big si did 1st pitch, i did 2nd and ian finished with the 3rd pitch. Nice route with interest throughout!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with ian, big Si
joe1979 - Lead - 26/Jun/10
me, mark, me. hard for the grade
becster - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Mark Day
donkster - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/10 with DaveNW
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10
Rampikino - Lead - 19/Jun/10 with Cat
Me-P2 J-P1/P3. P2 is just plain crack wriggling until you can get high enough to reach the top or get your foot up. That's quite a lot of wriggling for me. The hole in my knee will testify to that. Thought P1 was the nicest pitch.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with James Hoyes
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Rachel B
djking1983 - AltLd - 10/Apr/10 with Rich Brammall
Bram - AltLd - 10/Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/10
Good thrutching up first crack. Great to climb full height of the face.
manwithacam - Lead - 03/Apr/10 with Sarah
Hidden - AltLd dog - 10/Mar/10
alancash100 - Lead - 2010
GF - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 2010
Ken Taylor - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/09
Climbing in the snow, not as fun as it sounds.
Couldn't feel fingers so had to guess if the holds were any good.TD ended up prussiking up rope on 2nd pitch.
ben comery - AltLd dog - 17/Dec/09 with Tom D
A bit of a brutal struggle, but an enjoyable one!
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09 with Tim
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09
sgl0jd - 08/Oct/09
igneouscarl - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/09 with Robert Jones
Good fun, 1st pitch felt the toughest.
Silum - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/09 with Carl
KevB - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/09 with Steve P
led in one big pitch rope drag wasn't a problem though with well extended runners and twin ropes. Didn't really expect it to be a traditional, found hard for a VS, especially the wide groove on the 2nd pitch (maybe i should have used the holds out right on the alternative line?)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Phil Baxter
bridget143 - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Lindy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09
Thanks to Ken Wilson and Flexibility Boy I had to do this climb, but I won't say that I enjoyed it! About as Classic as it gets. Led pitch 2. Needed a bit of tusking.
JiveWeasel - AltLd - 11/Sep/09 with Mrs Weasel
A bit overly classic for my liking. Led pitches 1 and 3.
Mrs Weasel - AltLd - 11/Sep/09 with JiveWeasel
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 10/Sep/09 with Marvino
Boy - Sep/09 with Ben Heason
MikeB1 - AltLd - Sep/09
lead pitches 1 and 2.
cooper leek - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/09 with crucko
Only lead 3rd pitch so will have to come back and do this one again. Had much fun on pitch 2 before finding a way up past the off width crack! Big Eric was a must on this pitch!!!
markblair - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Alison Dixon
martin one - AltLd - 16/Aug/09 with dave knight
tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Andrew
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09
jonka - 2nd - Aug/09 with sean
Lots of thrutching invovled on pitch 2!
chri55ie - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Mike Hough
mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 18/Jul/09 with chri55ie
Rested on first pitch a few times whilst working it out. Had a few goes at second pitch but couldn't do it. Martin took over and cracked it after a few attempts. Rest of the climb was pleasant.
Alaric - AltLd dog - 12/Jul/09 with Martin
1 - PC, 2 - MO (really difficult move getting past the crack), 3 - PC
smolders - AltLd - 12/Jul/09 with Alaric
liamoloughlin - Lead - 05/Jul/09
craig d - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Mick Fox
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/09
Mike Roach - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with Wilson To
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09
Jon Read - Solo - 03/Jun/09 with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
deklan - AltLd - Jun/09 with dad
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 23/May/09 with Gary Lewin
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/09
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/09
Didn't seem like a 5a move in the crack. VS 4b imo. Fine Route, took the right hand crack at the top.
joe larner - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/09
keith leonard - 2009
Hidden - 2009
Hidden - 2009
dmowens44 - 2009
Hidden - Lead - 2009
joshen - AltLd O/S - 2009
wilkie14c - 2009
crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 2009 with Andy Peters
nice classic climb, nice polished "footsteps"
richardhopton - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/08 with AndyM-LVB
Lead 2nd pitch
AndyM-LVB - AltLd rpt - 16/Nov/08 with Richard Hopton
Stuart Wildman - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/08
Mike W - Solo rpt - Nov/08
Hidden - Lead - Nov/08
Did in two pitches. The first crack is not too bad once you're into the mix, though where are these internal holds - I found one? The 'awkward second' is really tricky, though not exposed. I had to employ a ridiculous arse and footing technique, sitting on the smear face and hardly using my hands at all, until getting high enough to switch around. The top is fine. Either the chimney or the crack, both the same difficulty in my view.
jimorothy - Lead - 18/Oct/08 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/08
A much needed and bloody good day out
ClaireS - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with Matt Reynolds
Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/08
James Marshall - Lead O/S - Sep/08
Hidden - 31/Aug/08
dave o - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Julia H
Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/Aug/08
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/08
AndyM-LVB - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Brendan Ferguson
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/08
tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Lisa Paling
lisapaling - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Toby Dunford
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/08
gets HS 4a in old guide, thought it felt bloody hard!! led pitches 1 & 4. pitch 2 is a bugger.
Milne - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Steve poole
Darrel - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Terry Milne
BigToe - AltLd - 13/Jul/08 with Milne
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/08
areeves - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Ben
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/08
Adrian P1 & P3, Me P2. Third pitch did central climb direct 4b in error, thus making it harder for ourselves! Very windy, hex's blew in the wind.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 22/Jun/08 with Adrian Goldstraw
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Ben Thynne
Led first and third pitches- really nice climb- seeped in history! Almost did it in Black and White!
Twisty - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Byron Buck
Strange climbing but fun. Very historical!
Byronius Maximus - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Alex Twist
Goose4 - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Roscoe Hart
Hidden - AltLd dog - 31/May/08
Pete Horn - 31/May/08 with Gerard
Pitch 2 very thrutchy. crack too big for no 4 camalot.
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/08 with michel schonewille
Goose4 - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with George Marchant
Mike led P1&3, I led P2
Misha - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08 with Mike D
MD - AltLd - 03/May/08 with Misha
dprctr - 2nd β - May/08 with Tom Ireson
A rather ordinary climb. 3 star classic (eh?)
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Alan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08
We didnt do the second pitch clean - both tried it and I ended up climbing the short technical wall to the right of the bulge to gain the belay stance.
jeffb - AltLd dog - 26/Apr/08 with andy c
@ndy - AltLd - 26/Apr/08
Alan first pitch, Jim the second, I took the third. Awkward move on the second pitch, interesting climbing but only worth two stars at best.
rob wmc - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Alan & Jim
Led all pitches
tom.ireson - Lead O/S - Mar/08
Felt more like Servere climbing with some awkward HS 4b moves than a three star VS Classic.
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Tanya Savage
first pitch steep smooth jamming, then quite trad
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Neil Pacey
snakebite - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/08 with Sarah Secker
Hidden - 2008
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
Hidden - 2008
Sean Kelly - 2008
Hidden - AltLd - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/07
Awesome climb on gorgeous morning. First multipitch. Views of hang-glider from belay point. Some slightly awkward balancey body jamming.
jameswbrae - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Emma Ross (leading) & Patrick Von Glenn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07
Messners Yeti - AltLd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with George
Theeni - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/07 with Sarah Stirling
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07
Lead all pitches. Climbed it before, 11 years ago?
galpinos - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/07 with Emily
BallsofBritishSteel - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/07 with Charles
MeMeMe - AltLd - 09/Sep/07 with Andy and Simon
Led p 1, 2 & 4
cem - AltLd rpt - 09/Sep/07 with Rob Truckle
scullymammoth - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Rob
p1,p2 - awkward thrutchy p2
lithos - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/07
trevor macalonan - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Tim
I led 3rd pitch. Crack on first pitch seemed like the crux and sucumbed to fierce thrutching! Managed to climb the second pitch delicately and the top pitch was nice.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Oliver Mentz and Nick Lambert
31770 - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Nick Lambert, adamscottthomas
timharrison - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Trevor Macalonan
C.J.Horsfield - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with tom boyle
1st pitch me, 2nd jonah, 3rd carl
tomboyle - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with horsi
two sets of off width cracks 1st & 2nd pitches. 4b right crack climbed on thrd pitch.
Strange little creature - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Scott Cramp
Led 2nd and 3rd pitches as one
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Mark Boden
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/07
DanT - AltLd dog - 28/Jul/07 with Ian Silvester
Dan Leach - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Tom Bellfield
One fall on the second move before lowering and doing a clean complete ascent
tom - Lead RP - 27/Jul/07 with Dan Leach
Led the 1st pitch.
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/07 with Tom
ebunick - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Jez
Led 3rd pitch.
CharlieC - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Jez and Nick
mic_b - Lead - 07/Jul/07 with Jose
deejmonkey - AltLd - 07/Jul/07 with Andy D
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/07
Led all 3 pitches after Maria backed off each one in turn (including falling on my "Big Bertha" Camalot on Pitch 1). I found Pitch 1 very awkward - saved by a fist jam at the top and desperate thrutching. Pitch 2 was another thrutch facing rightwards. Both very memorable. Belayed beside Barry (who was on K2) on the top and just as Maria topped out the heavens opened and all hell let loose. Had to rescue Heather with a top rope - she was screaming her head off. Very exciting. Finished off with Hartington ale and chips at the Travellers.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Maria Goggin
With Reuben and Adam to give Reuben some multipitch practice
towdman - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Reuben Armitage
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Dan Halperin
davek - 2nd - 19/Apr/07 with Duncan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/07
Charles - AltLd - 18/Apr/07 with Mike WhiteHurst, Tom Fox
chrisrogers - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Steve R
Very nice 'mountain' style route. Offwidth on the 2nd pitch was fun. Thrutching skills an advantage!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with John Robb
Into two pitches, led both
Danos - Lead - Apr/07 with Ed
what a struggle nearly snapped my leg trying to pull my foot high enough to reach a foothold on the second pitch
lewisl - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Russ
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/07
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/07
2nd on 1st 2 pitches lead on 3rd.
DannyK - Lead O/S - 2007 with pep
timmy-ts - 2007
Steve Banham - Lead - 2007
Hidden - 2007
First pitch was hard, second and third were a bit of a walk.
perfectlynormalbeast - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Tom Lambert
Harder than expected, a good climb tho.
Whitt - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/06 with Tom and Mark
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 10/Sep/06
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/06
Led pitches 1 and 3
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Nick Smith
jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Tom C
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/06
tallsop - AltLd - 06/Aug/06 with alex
TomHaigh - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with Paul Winders
rilem - AltLd - 29/Jul/06 with Ian W
bigphil - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Toby
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/06
Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Dave White
Led the second pitch. Used my hands to pull my foot up to a hold at waist height making the pitch much easier. Long, bendy legs rock!
Marvino - AltLd - 02/Jul/06 with steve
John HW - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Cath
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/06
Feckin brilliant! And actually quite bloomin' ard!
Harry The Owl - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/06 with Jon Hobbs
The last pitch is best, but also easyest, first pitch is very polished at bottom where numerous people try before giving up.
P1 SW, P2 RG P3 Me
krikoman - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/06 with 1_Steve Wood, Rick Graham
I led third pitch
Mike Lee - AltLd - 09/Jun/06 with & Steve
In trainers, as I forgot me slippers - hardcore.
Jon Read - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/06 with Debs
dan gibson - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/06
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06
Stig - AltLd rpt - 05/May/06 with Jonathan Teale
Mike W - Lead O/S - May/06
Last route of a quality bank holiday weekend trip.
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Alex
i lead first, third and fourth pitch. great traditional climbing through and through.
Alex Mason - AltLd - 15/Apr/06 with Steve Ramsden
First crack is tricky near the top, I edged round to the left and went over that way. The second pitch I found fine, making full use of the friction given by the chimney! Zara led the final pitch easily.
EG - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Zara
jonnybull - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Russ
studly84 - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/05 with thomas poulton
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/05
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Dan Jaeggi
AC 1+3rd oitch
AngelaC - AltLd - 27/Aug/05 with Dieter Cole
maybe_si - Lead O/S - Aug/05
Stig - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/05 with Farmer Mark
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/05 with crossdressingrodney
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/05 with victim of mathematics
leon - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Amanda Skeldon
Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/05
Led Ps 1&3.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 21/May/05 with Rob
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/05
kenneM - Lead - May/05 with Beck Dark
Brilliant a true classic rock route
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/05 with Dom Stockton
mark s - 2005
Skell - Lead O/S - 2005 with Steve
Darragh - 2005
Kyuzo - 2nd O/S - Nov/04 with Bernard Lam
Danhan - AltLd - 09/Sep/04 with Steve
Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/04
BALD EAGLE - Lead - 21/Aug/04 with Phillipa Beale
Hopevalleypaul - AltLd - 31/Jul/04 with Mike C
DerwentDiluted - Lead - 19/Jun/04 with Nicola Pettit
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/04 with John Inkpen
James B - 30/May/04
Hidden - Lead - 23/May/04
will_benfold - AltLd O/S - May/04 with Dan B, Gaelle
Coel Hellier - Lead - 2004
George Ormerod - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/03 with Roger
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/03
Rod led the hard bottom 2 pitches
Stevie_R - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/03 with rod
shona lead first and third pitches
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/03 with Shona D'arcy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/03
The first pitch was a desperate thrutchfest, that finally yielded on the second attempt - which would probably have been smoother (although less of a spectator sport) if I'd had some larger gear with me (and wouldn't have required me to experiment with stacked hexes).
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/03 with PS, DG
1st pitch sustained. 2nd pitch awkward & hard move. Led middle section(s) (p2-3?)
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/03 with Isabel B
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/03
cem - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/03 with Rod Strachan
Sankey - AltLd - 07/Jun/03 with Rich + Offwidth
Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/03
Cake - AltLd O/S - 31/May/03 with Matt
JohnHutch - AltLd - 03/May/03 with Phil, L
Mark Collins - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/03 with Neil Henson
First pitch was a struggle. I think this climb is a bit overrated.
Neil Henson - AltLd - 02/Mar/03 with Mark Collins
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/03 with Al reaney
Chesh - Lead - 2003 with Mash
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 2003 with John Nesbitt
eduardo - Lead O/S - 2003 with Lee Cadman
Hidden - 2003
five - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/02 with TW
Hidden - Lead - Aug/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/02
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/02 with Shaun Walby
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/02 with Phil West
FrankW - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/02 with Joe
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen
Stone Muppet - 2002
petekeron - Lead O/S - 2002
Hedley - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/01 with Ken Binsley
Hidden - 2001
smudge - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/00 with Pete Ramshaw
Howard J - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/00 with Liz Sell
MontyH - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/00 with Andy Lawrance
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/00 with Joe Thompson
tlr - Lead - 2000
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000 with Laura
Hidden - 2000
bullybones - 2000
marcoleptic - AltLd - 2000 with Gaz Haynes
runestone - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/99
rocktigger - AltLd O/S - 1999 with chopper
rlrs - AltLd - 1999
Hidden - 1999
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 1999 with Steve Hastings
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 1999 with Dick Hanson
Dom Whillans - 1999
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/98
barney@helmshore - 2nd - 28/Sep/97 with simon
Hidden - AltLd dog - 21/Sep/97
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Apr/97 with Richard Bower
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/97
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/96
brady - AltLd - 1996 with John Cameron
rurp - Lead O/S - 1996
Howard J - 2nd - 01/Aug/95 with Mike Higginbotham
Duncan Bourne - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/94 with The Captain
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/94
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 1994 with helen gibson
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Sep/93 with Robert Clark
grazedandconfused - Lead - 1993 with harriet amos
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 02/Aug/92 with David Hope
stokienomad - AltLd - 10/Jul/92 with Dave Mountford
andrew300169 - Solo - 03/Apr/92 with Tim Jason
WB - 1992
Hidden - AltLd - 1992
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/91
whispering nic - Lead - 29/Jun/91 with noj
SimonN - Lead - 28/Apr/91
malc - AltLd - 23/Aug/90
Roget - Solo O/S - 22/May/90
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/90
nai - AltLd - 1990
phardman - 1990
Steve Lenartowicz - 1990
Richard Weller - AltLd - 29/Jul/89 with john sanders
Yourlead - Lead - Sep/88 with Ric Gregory
dodders - AltLd - 20/Jun/88 with Dick Hargreaves
Make pigs ear of 1st pitch.
Iain Thow - Lead - 06/May/87 with Steve Ball
2nd: Ian Lefevre. 1987?
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1987
Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/86
Howard J - 2nd - 22/Jul/86
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/86
Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/86 with Tony Green
Babika - AltLd - Jun/84 with Fred Cochrane
First pitch only.
Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1984 with Jude
Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/83
nigehughes - Lead - May/83 with Colin Griffin
Climbed before but no recorded date (70's)
David Smith - Lead - 09/Oct/82
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 04/Apr/81 with Steve Portnoi
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/80
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1980
Chris Craggs - 1980
Hammy - AltLd - 09/Jul/79 with Jonathon Stacey
Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/Dec/78 with Martin Crosby
babymoac - 26/Jun/77
rogerskews - AltLd - 1975 with Various
Was severe in those days. Gave good value for the grade!
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/71 with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden - Lead - 1971
mikej - Lead - 17/Jun/70 with Stewart Grant
tapley - AltLd - 31/Aug/69 with Dave Hearnshaw