38m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An old classic finding a sneaky way up the crag's tallest face. 1) 4b, 14m. Shin up the wide crack with difficulty and hidden holds to a hard exit and a stance at the base of the main corner. 2) 4c, 14m. Climb the tough wide groove (OK it's 5a!) past a ledge (stance?) to a bigger picnic-style ledge on the left. 3) 3c, 10m. The groove rightwards, or the one out right (4b). © Rockfax

FA. John Laycock 1909

Ticklists: Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Advanced beginner Hen Cloud and Ramshaw, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Hard Grit history, 100 Western Grit Stars, Darrencabowabo,s hit list, Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins., Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

cindylmy 01/Nov AltLd
Hidden 17/Oct 2nd rpt
Matt Smith 17/Oct Lead O/S

Fun! In a thrutchy, traditional sort of way. Lead all pitches (no wimping out on 2nd pitch). Ticked the 3 Classic Rock routes.

steely 14/Oct AltLd O/S
owain-1978 14/Oct AltLd O/S
ColdAndWet 12/Oct Lead
JohnBotham 12/Oct 2nd
Stanners 11/Oct AltLd O/S

Good. Hard middle pitch!

with Giles
Peakpdr 10/Oct -
Heather Osborne 04/Oct AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch which was lovely, Charlotte led p2 and p3 together. She went off right on p2 to avoid the awkward bit, though that didn't look any easier! Not convinced the route deserves top 50 in Western Grit, I thought K2 was way better.

with Luke Davies, Miles McConville, Charlotte Nelson
mop449 04/Oct AltLd O/S

P3 Lead. Great fun!

with Phil Wright
Luke Davies 04/Oct AltLd
Charley17 04/Oct AltLd
with Heather
steve prior ?/Oct Lead
with Andy C
poeter210 26/Sep AltLd O/S

gave up on the offwidth after about an hour and scooted round :)

druss 26/Sep AltLd O/S

P1 interesting and found P2 off-width straight forward, but gave Peter so much trouble. I think P2 easier for the broader person.

Kevster 26/Sep Lead O/S
with Lizzie
Hidden 26/Sep 2nd O/S
C May 20/Sep AltLd O/S

Tim pitch 2&3

with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 20/Sep AltLd rpt
with C May
dtalbot 20/Sep Lead
with Rory O'Conor
Matthew Glenn 09/Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep Lead
mike_w18 06/Sep Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, not sure about "Top 50" status in Western Grit, maybe 2 stars

with Neil
Hidden 06/Sep 2nd O/S
Rob Royle 30/Aug AltLd
with Gav
gavster 30/Aug AltLd
althesin 29/Aug AltLd O/S
schristophersmith 29/Aug AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug 2nd O/S
StevieLee 23/Aug Lead dog
with Tom Swift
martin c 20/Aug Lead O/S

Had forgotten how to climb on grit so found this "good value".

with Katy W
smoreda 18/Aug AltLd
buxtoncoffeelover 18/Aug Lead

Lead first 2 pitches; Silve finished

jennysknight 18/Aug AltLd O/S

Lead easy P3

with Roly
Rollo 18/Aug AltLd

P1 and P2

with jsk
Stroppy 09/Aug AltLd O/S

P1, pleasant.

with Oli Brend
Hidden 08/Aug AltLd O/S
NickyBarton 03/Aug 2nd
Gabe Oliver 02/Aug Lead O/S

Top 50 ticking. Cool line up the tallest part of the buttress

George Killaspy 02/Aug AltLd O/S
with Lauren
kez1 ?/Aug AltLd O/S
with Andrew Boardman
Valentino 30/Jul AltLd O/S
with Jay
HumphreyJ20 30/Jul AltLd O/S
jamestb 25/Jul Lead O/S

In two pitches, joined pitch 2 and 3 together. Led both pitches. Great route - the big crack on pitch two was a struggle.

rob 528 20/Jul Lead rpt
garywong 19/Jul Lead O/S

Led as two pitches, stringing the last two together.

SenzuBean 12/Jul Lead O/S

Fantastic route! Did as 2 pitches (last 2 as one). Loved every bit of it. I did the right-hand finish, but didn't find the top-out matched the previous awesomeness, so reversed and took the left-hand finish for great justice.

with Mitchell
Dan Vaj 12/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul AltLd O/S
john_ni 11/Jul AltLd O/S

led pitch 1 after failing on the 5a direct start. John Max combined 2 & 3.

john max 11/Jul AltLd
nigel bassam ?/Jul Lead
with Pam
DanChad 30/Jun Lead O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 30/Jun 2nd

Nice to repeat this after so many years. Interesting that it gets VS wheras Final crack, which is a similar difficulty, gets HS.

orb 27/Jun AltLd rpt

OB 1st GJ 2nd OB 3rd

with Jon Gupta
Hidden 25/Jun Lead
kermit_uk 14/Mar AltLd O/S

Lead first 2 pitches. Fun times! Snowed on one of the belays!

with Michelle, Steve Woolass
Private Flounder 14/Mar Lead
with paul ridley
barrowclough 14/Jan AltLd O/S

P 1 and 4 Lead

with Spod
MarkRoe 05/Jan AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3. Done at night with head torches and lots of clothes. Led pitches 1 and 3. The final pitch was wet, so we finished up the nicest looking alternate ground somewhere between the E1 and the E3. I made a bit of a slow and poor job of it, and very nearly took air from the top due to not being able to feel my hands.

Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
DWebs 26/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
leoch01 19/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

lead p1+3

strudles 19/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Leo choi
GermanAlex 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

No idea why this is Top50 in Rockfax, way too much of a struggle. The wide groove in the middle is unpleasant, and, judging by the polish, avoided to the right by many. I didn't but wish I had. In one pitch.

with Jack
Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
natalio 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

I led p1, Chris led p2. Then, he wanted to do the last pitch of Encouragement, E1 5b, on the right, so I seconded it up there (suffering and pulling on gear).

with Chris B
Krista 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Mike Peak
brian watson 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Amber Chaloner 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Tim Popplestone
Sciguy 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with John Wilson
Martin Bagshaw 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

lead p1 and 2

with Ed Green, Chris CMC
PeteWilson 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lead whole route. birthday climb, consolation for being too tired to do bachelor's!

Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
arthur_de_briton 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Alex Pickard
Matt Harmon 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S

led first two pitches and soloed the top

amccann 06/Sep/14 Solo O/S
magicmartin 04/Sep/14 AltLd β

I led pitch one and two. Took a whipper on pitch one and managed it once I had figured the moves out at the top. Great climb.

Mark Warnett ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
gpcomps 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the second two pitches, great climbing

with Andrew
frume 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

My guide book said HS and I thought it seemed a bit tough for that grade. VS seems more like it, nice climb with some pumpy and interesting moves.

with Paul opposite
jwhereat 09/Aug/14 AltLd
dean beer 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S

38m, made it in to 4 pitch not 3.. An old classic Shin up the wide crack with hidden holds more of a crack climb but it was good fun big grooves all way up more like a 5a to all 4b,, 4a!! 2rd charlotte ,the day was very hot ..

with Charlotte
How easy 20/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
philmitch 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


with Dave L
carl_123 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hoyes 13/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Jules Lane 13/Jul/14 Lead dog

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.

NickyC 11/Jul/14 AltLd
with Zain Karim
gavinpeach 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S

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.

David Shelmerdine 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Great climb, felt tougher than the HS grade given in the BMC guide, think Rockfax is closer with VS. Very thrutchy is an understatement!!!

with Gavin Peach
leggy118 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Nice pumpy route

JRJones 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Eva Herbst, Rob Law
robgixer 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
gavster 09/Mar/14 AltLd
with ruth, rob
Rob Royle 09/Mar/14 AltLd

Great climb! Seconded the first pitch then lead the next two pitches as one pitch. Big cams required!

with Gav
Ruthie 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Andy.norman 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S
matt.woodfield 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
karl parkes ??/2014 2nd
nj.harris ??/2014 -
rd20 20/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

RD p1&3

with Kim
kim.mulji 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

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.

chrisallan 25/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
egg-man 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with John Pickles
Hidden 22/Sep/13 AltLd
Julian Prieto 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1

Monkey_Alan 22/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
James Oakes 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

As one big pitch.

jack01 14/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 &2

with Duncan
Hidden 04/Sep/13 AltLd
Eddie1234 02/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, VS 4c in the BMC guide.

with John Bish
Fraser hill-casey 02/Sep/13 Lead
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Fraser
John Bish 02/Sep/13 AltLd

lead 2nd and 3rd pitch

Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead
Climbster 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

P1+3 - Nice, steady warm-up

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd
rockmaverick ?/Sep/13 AltLd

gorgeous....led P1 and P3

with Ian Ackerley
Hidden ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
James Lowe ?/Sep/13 2nd
with Pod, Leggy
Hidden 29/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
willson 29/Aug/13 AltLd

1st & 3rd

with Wills
wishicud climbHVS 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S

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.

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
gavster 16/Aug/13 Lead
with kev
mapperley samurai 16/Aug/13 2nd
with Gavin Pownall
Hidden 15/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 15/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stokienomad 10/Aug/13 Lead

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.

with Tim Starkey
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
dannyevos 09/Aug/13 -

Excellent climb waited a few years to do this one!!!

with Rick Clapham
Chalky Cat 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Dom
Nick Russell 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Some good old-fashioned thrutching. There may be hidden holds in the cracks, but it's more fun without them! Probably not VS

with Simon
Hidden 07/Jul/13 AltLd
HAJ Francis 06/Jul/13 Solo O/S
shaunhumphreys 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

led pitch 1 & 3 didnt think was worth top 50 1st pitch was good but the rest wasnt really very nice climbing

with Jem
J1PEF 04/Jul/13 -
with beds
beds74 04/Jul/13 Lead

Found 1st pitch harder than 2nd. Finished up 4B pitch.

danJBA 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ross
annaEM 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
HassenBali 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris C
TRFrost 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with D. Gledson
David_Gledson 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

I lead p2. All really good on a perfect evening.

with Tom
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead
Nick Rundall 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Jon Taylor
annak 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Big Lee 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

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.

sputnik 26/May/13 Lead rpt
fatbuoybazza 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Direct finish, very good and looks to be far better than the green gully, although others may prefer that..

Goodstuff 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Fun route, awkward squeeze on pitch 2

Metalbear 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
with John James McEvoy
Hidden 19/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
tradguy 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 05/May/13 Lead
Hidden 05/May/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/13 AltLd RP
johnself1603 28/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
thomaspomfrett 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Joe Callaghan
Paraicj 21/Apr/13 2nd β
ellmang 21/Apr/13 Lead

Amazing climbing - hidden holds everywhere on the first pitch as the guide suggests.

Guy Wilson 19/Apr/13 -
with Plum
mark4344 19/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
with Matt Payne
cheeky 19/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Me Pitch 1 and Mark P pitch 2 and 3.

Hannes B 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
gazfellows 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with Nic, Billy
madasten 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with Nicola, Gaz
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
mchonofsky 03/Apr/13 AltLd dnf

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.

jacobjacob 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p2.

chris ginge ??/2013 Lead
kabutsu ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
fifth ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
rob 528 ??/2013 Lead O/S
gsavell 24/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Led the first pitch clean on second attempt, but rain set in and abbed off the first belay point.

with Liam Carter
Hidden 10/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
MichaelGallimore 21/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Led first two pitches. Great gear. Good view of the roaches from the belay ledges.

climbingpixie 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
rikbattye 13/Oct/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
cem 22/Sep/12 AltLd rpt

led p1

lanc23 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Found P2 very hard, but managed it. P1 was interesting too. P3 I took the direct route (4b).

riddle 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 01/Sep/12 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 19/Aug/12 AltLd

Lead 1&2 as one.

with Steve Lunt
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Johnywilks 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
ash longreach ?/Aug/12 AltLd
Alex Thompson 29/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

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...

with James Williamson, JonnyO
J25 29/Jul/12 AltLd

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!

james.f.williamson 29/Jul/12 2nd
with Jonny, Alex
demarcation86 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Paul
climbingxcat 25/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

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

with Brian
Morwood 24/Jul/12 AltLd

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

gillywillyhoo 24/Jul/12 AltLd
Daymo 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Different Steve 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Jason, Eddie Webster
jasonpm 22/Jul/12 AltLd
with Eddie Webster, Steve IMC
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
will randall 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with sarah
givemetea 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Fiona
Fiona McFarlane ?/Jun/12 AltLd

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!

with Ros MCkendry
TM_Horton 04/May/12 AltLd O/S
with webby
peaker16 02/May/12 Lead
Theeni 18/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

A bit of a thrutch, I led the second pitch and ran it together with the third.

Graham Westbrook 18/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Ross.Cooper 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
yarrow 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P1

beckybutcher91 26/Feb/12 AltLd
with Ross Cooper, Harry Yarrow
ross brinson 28/Jan/12 Lead
shafiq lalloo 14/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

1 and 3 - First time on the Hen =)

timmyhobby 14/Jan/12 AltLd
with shafiq
Darron ??/2012 -
A Downing ??/2012 -
davidtrelawnyross ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Dec/11 Lead
Hidden 12/Dec/11 AltLd
Anthony Dixon 13/Nov/11 -
Alan Dixon 13/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Waas green - only led 2nd pitch

Hidden 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
nickstephens 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Bit of a shock when I thought this route was 4a as stated in the old guidebook we were using.

asmith37 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
mark20 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


bigdrew 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


with Mark R
Ade7 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

3rd pitch 4b

with Stewart
Steve J P 02/Oct/11 AltLd

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)

with BW
Bernie Wylde 02/Oct/11 AltLd

sp 2nd pitch, bw 1st and 3rd

with sp
danny269 02/Oct/11 AltLd

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?)

with Keir
ross brinson 01/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Dux 26/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led final pitch only. Avoided the 2nd pitch groove and climbed the face to the right.

Felix Ottey 24/Sep/11 2nd
sputnik 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
c00kie 21/Sep/11 2nd
with Gavin
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Curly Rich 10/Sep/11 AltLd O/S


with GMC Paul S
Hidden 09/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Allan FW 03/Sep/11 AltLd

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.

with Ken
antonymcphillips ?/Sep/11 AltLd
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead
johnnyboulton 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Lead 1st and 3rd Pitches

with Simon Hills
c00kie 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Leander
sputnik 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Mrs Z
gd303uk 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
gingerwolf 09/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Ash_Johnson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Good stances.

saraw ?/Aug/11 2nd dog
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead
mol 30/Jul/11 AltLd
with Jesse
Johnny B Diggerman 27/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Dan L
stronglikebear 27/Jul/11 AltLd
Dan Geh 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
tgeh 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
joemallia 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Ran the first two pitches together. Tim led the final pitch.

Fat Tim 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Joe did first 2 pitches in one, I finished the route.

Hidden 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
benkelsey 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

pitch 2. easy to by pass the offwidths on the whole route by using crimps on the side walls. cheating?

with Chris Kelsey
D J Williams 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with adnam
Rob84 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mel
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/11 AltLd
with Kevin
treg 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Rachel
Hidden 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
PhilCartwright 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Liam Brown
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Jonathan Hall 28/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P1

with Will Ward, Jane Rigby
Tamati ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
JRigby ?/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 12/Mar/11 Lead
with alex
Betha. 29/Jan/11 2nd dog
with Neil D
Neil D 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
nickcanute 21/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with PeteH
PeteH 21/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Nick ran it all together.

with Nick
Hidden ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
paul birch ??/2011 -
JEP ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
birdie num num ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
MHutch ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
j.buckley87 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead β
Hidden ??/2011 -
jimmys 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Markus
hcooper 16/Oct/10 2nd


Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
JdotP 16/Oct/10 Lead dog

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.

with Hereward Cooper
Spidermunkie 13/Oct/10 Solo O/S

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.

lazybones ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Helen Jones
Martin Haworth 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
CharlieMack 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Stephen Fey
gary.barr 21/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. A challenging climb. Would like to go back and lead P1 & 3

ianslade 19/Sep/10 2nd β

Multi pitch route, Tom lead all pitches, done at 7 in the morning! Very cold!

catblack 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

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.

hapymike 09/Sep/10 Lead
lostinmidlands 05/Sep/10 Lead dog

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.

with nil4e
hotfeet 04/Sep/10 Lead

done as one pitch

Garron 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
b.hayley 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with alfredo
markfairbank 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

In the wet

with Ian Moore
climbinmunkey 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

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.

with Ken
alisonsmigova 21/Aug/10 AltLd dnf

Completed Pitch 1 clean, then it rained

eazyclimbing 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with hoppo
Mark Salter 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
samcook 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Pitch 1 quite awkward and tricky.

lrandall 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

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!

Ceridwen 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
Nexonen 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Ceri
feilx 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
Alex Winter 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Disappointing. Two awkward polished corners then a path to the top.

jiles 23/Jul/10 AltLd dog
with Alex Winter
PanzerHanzler 17/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with Simon Chandler
JWB 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Me Pitches 1 and 2 Jon Gill Pitch 3

jon_gill1 17/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

john lead 1st and 2nd pitch in the dry and i lead the 3rd pitch in the pooring rain and very strong winds!

Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd
rowanrs 11/Jul/10 Lead β

Climbed with Ali. Lead first then seconded after. Good Dry but breezy conditions.

Hidden 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Jimbo79 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

lead 1st and 3rd pitches - first multi pitch and first climb with double ropes

gingerwolf 08/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, seconded other two definately 4c first pitch

Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd
Bex_M 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd dog
Stuart Hurworth ?/Jul/10 AltLd dnf

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.

LittleClimbingMaria 29/Jun/10 -
jon_gill1 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

big si did 1st pitch, i did 2nd and ian finished with the 3rd pitch. Nice route with interest throughout!

with ian, big Si
joe1979 26/Jun/10 Lead
becster 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

me, mark, me. hard for the grade

donkster 19/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Rampikino 19/Jun/10 Lead
with Cat
Batt 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

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.

Hoyes 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
djking1983 10/Apr/10 AltLd
Bram 10/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd
manwithacam 03/Apr/10 Lead

Good thrutching up first crack. Great to climb full height of the face.

with Sarah
Hidden 10/Mar/10 AltLd dog
alancash100 ??/2010 Lead
GF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
ben comery 17/Dec/09 AltLd dog

Climbing in the snow, not as fun as it sounds. Extreemly cold. Couldn't feel fingers so had to guess if the holds were any good.TD ended up prussiking up rope on 2nd pitch.

with Tom D
Steven Andrews 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S

A bit of a brutal struggle, but an enjoyable one!

with Tim
Hidden 29/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
sgl0jd 08/Oct/09 -
igneouscarl 07/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Robert Jones
Silum 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Good fun, 1st pitch felt the toughest.

with Carl
KevB 23/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Steve P
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

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?)

with Phil Baxter
bridget143 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Lindy
Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd
JiveWeasel 11/Sep/09 AltLd

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.

Mrs Weasel 11/Sep/09 AltLd

A bit overly classic for my liking. Led pitches 1 and 3.

rachelwheatcroft 10/Sep/09 2nd
with Marvino
Boy ?/Sep/09 -
with Ben Heason
MikeB1 ?/Sep/09 AltLd
cooper leek 31/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 1 and 2.

with crucko
markblair 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

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!!!

with Alison Dixon
martin one 16/Aug/09 AltLd
with dave knight
tomthecoolperson 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Andrew
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
jonka ?/Aug/09 2nd
with sean
chri55ie 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Lots of thrutching invovled on pitch 2!

mike_hough_uk 18/Jul/09 2nd
Alaric 12/Jul/09 AltLd dog

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.

with Martin
smolders 12/Jul/09 AltLd

1 - PC, 2 - MO (really difficult move getting past the crack), 3 - PC

with Alaric
liamoloughlin 05/Jul/09 Lead
craig d 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Mick Fox
Hidden 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Mike Roach 13/Jun/09 AltLd
with Wilson To
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Jon Read 03/Jun/09 Solo
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
deklan ?/Jun/09 AltLd
with dad
Chris Sansum 23/May/09 AltLd rpt
with Gary Lewin
Frostie ?/May/09 Lead O/S

Rained half up, continued & finished

with Nick Andrews
Hidden 14/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
joe larner 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Didn't seem like a 5a move in the crack. VS 4b imo. Fine Route, took the right hand crack at the top.

Hidden 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
dmowens44 ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
joshen ??/2009 AltLd O/S
wilkie14c ??/2009 -
crag_hopper_Jay ??/2009 Lead O/S
richardhopton 16/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

nice classic climb, nice polished "footsteps"

AndyM-LVB 16/Nov/08 AltLd rpt

Lead 2nd pitch

Stuart Wildman 08/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Mike W ?/Nov/08 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Nov/08 Lead
jimorothy 18/Oct/08 Lead

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.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 12/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
ClaireS 12/Oct/08 2nd

A much needed and bloody good day out

Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
paul birch 31/Aug/08 -
dave o 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Aug/08 2nd
AndyM-LVB 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Brendan Ferguson
Hidden 03/Aug/08 2nd
tobydunford 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
LiLaMont 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
brew_guru 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Milne 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

gets HS 4a in old guide, thought it felt bloody hard!! led pitches 1 & 4. pitch 2 is a bugger.

Darrel 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
BigToe 13/Jul/08 AltLd
with Milne
Hidden 04/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
areeves ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 27/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
hellboundblr 22/Jun/08 AltLd

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.

with Adrian Goldstraw
HIGHTOWER 19/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Ben Thynne
Twisty 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led first and third pitches- really nice climb- seeped in history! Almost did it in Black and White!

with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Strange climbing but fun. Very historical!

Goose4 ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Roscoe Hart
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd dog
Pete Horn 31/May/08 -
with Gerard
mark4344 30/May/08 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 very thrutchy. crack too big for no 4 camalot.

with michel schonewille
Goose4 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with George Marchant
Misha 05/May/08 AltLd O/S

Mike led P1&3, I led P2

with Mike D
MD 03/May/08 AltLd
with Misha
dprctr ?/May/08 2nd β
Jim Slater 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

A rather ordinary climb. 3 star classic (eh?)

Hidden 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
jeffb 26/Apr/08 AltLd dog

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.

with andy c
@ndy 26/Apr/08 AltLd
rob wmc 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

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.

with Alan & Jim
tom.ireson ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Led all pitches

Neil Pacey 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Felt more like Servere climbing with some awkward HS 4b moves than a three star VS Classic.

Tanya Savage 17/Feb/08 2nd

first pitch steep smooth jamming, then quite trad

snakebite 11/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Secker
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden 12/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
jameswbrae 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S

Awesome climb on gorgeous morning. First multipitch. Views of hang-glider from belay point. Some slightly awkward balancey body jamming.

with Emma Ross (leading) & Patrick Von Glenn
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Theeni 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S


Somerset swede basher 19/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Stirling
Hidden 19/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
galpinos 06/Oct/07 Lead rpt

Lead all pitches. Climbed it before, 11 years ago?

with Emily
BallsofBritishSteel 10/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Charles
MeMeMe 09/Sep/07 AltLd
with Andy and Simon
cem 09/Sep/07 AltLd rpt

Led p 1, 2 & 4

with Rob Truckle
scullymammoth ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Rob
lithos 28/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

p1,p2 - awkward thrutchy p2

trevor macalonan 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Tim
adamscottthomas 27/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

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.

with Oliver Mentz and Nick Lambert
31770 27/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
timharrison 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
C.J.Horsfield 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
tomboyle 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

1st pitch me, 2nd jonah, 3rd carl

with horsi
Strange little creature 07/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

two sets of off width cracks 1st & 2nd pitches. 4b right crack climbed on thrd pitch.

with Scott Cramp
tatz45 01/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 3rd pitches as one

Hidden 01/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
DanT 28/Jul/07 AltLd dog
Dan Leach 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Tom Bellfield
tom 27/Jul/07 Lead RP

One fall on the second move before lowering and doing a clean complete ascent

with Dan Leach
PanzerHanzler 19/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

Led the 1st pitch.

with Tom
ebunick 08/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Jez
CharlieC 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Led 3rd pitch.

with Jez and Nick
mic_b 07/Jul/07 Lead
with Jose
deejmonkey 07/Jul/07 AltLd
with Andy D
Hidden 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S

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.

with Maria Goggin
towdman 02/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

With Reuben and Adam to give Reuben some multipitch practice

with Reuben Armitage
Laurence Everitt 05/May/07 Lead O/S
with Dan Halperin
davek 19/Apr/07 2nd
with Duncan
Hidden 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Charles 18/Apr/07 AltLd
with Mike WhiteHurst, Tom Fox
chrisrogers 09/Apr/07 AltLd O/S


with Steve R
Chris Sansum 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Very nice 'mountain' style route. Offwidth on the 2nd pitch was fun. Thrutching skills an advantage!

with John Robb
Danos ?/Apr/07 Lead

Into two pitches, led both

with Ed
lewisl 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

what a struggle nearly snapped my leg trying to pull my foot high enough to reach a foothold on the second pitch

with Russ
NickST ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch

with Greg Grace
NickST ?/Mar/07 AltLd
DannyK ??/2007 Lead O/S

2nd on 1st 2 pitches lead on 3rd.

with pep
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Steve Banham ??/2007 Lead
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
perfectlynormalbeast 14/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

First pitch was hard, second and third were a bit of a walk.

with Tom Lambert
Whitt 17/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Harder than expected, a good climb tho.

with Tom and Mark
Hidden 10/Sep/06 AltLd rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/06 AltLd rpt
Caralynh 08/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3

jonnyboy 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Tom C
Hidden 06/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
tallsop 06/Aug/06 AltLd
with alex
TomHaigh ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Paul Winders
rilem 29/Jul/06 AltLd
with Ian W
bigphil 15/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Toby
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Mike Turner 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Dave White
Marvino 02/Jul/06 AltLd

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!

with steve
John HW 02/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Hidden 24/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
AJ007 24/Jun/06 AltLd
with Brian
Harry The Owl 20/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Feckin brilliant! And actually quite bloomin' ard!

with Jon Hobbs
krikoman 11/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

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

with 1_Steve Wood, Rick Graham
Mike Lee 09/Jun/06 AltLd

I led third pitch

with & Steve
Jon Read 06/Jun/06 Lead O/S

In trainers, as I forgot me slippers - hardcore.

with Debs
dan gibson 02/Jun/06 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Stig 05/May/06 AltLd rpt
with Jonathan Teale
Mike W ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 15/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Last route of a quality bank holiday weekend trip.

with Alex
Alex Mason 15/Apr/06 AltLd

i lead first, third and fourth pitch. great traditional climbing through and through.

Hidden ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
EG 22/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

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.

with Zara
jonnybull ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Russ
studly84 22/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with thomas poulton
Hidden 13/Sep/05 AltLd
Si dH 04/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Dan Jaeggi
AngelaC 27/Aug/05 AltLd

AC 1+3rd oitch

maybe_si ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Stig 19/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Farmer Mark
victim of mathematics 07/Jul/05 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 07/Jul/05 Lead O/S
leon ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
John Eley ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 28/May/05 AltLd

My Lead To Stance Passed Crux On Pitch 2

with Steve Mount
Andy Clarke 21/May/05 AltLd O/S

Led Ps 1&3.

with Rob
Hidden 15/May/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
kenneM ?/May/05 Lead
with Beck Dark
masa-alpin 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S

Adam tried to lead P3, but backed off, and I took over. Great route.

with Adam W
A Crook 13/Mar/05 AltLd O/S

Brilliant a true classic rock route

Hidden ??/2005 -
Skell ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Steve
Darragh ??/2005 -
Kyuzo ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
with Bernard Lam
Danhan 09/Sep/04 AltLd
with Steve
Dave Latimer 08/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
BALD EAGLE 21/Aug/04 Lead
with Phillipa Beale
Hopevalleypaul 31/Jul/04 AltLd
with Mike C
DerwentDiluted 19/Jun/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
ChrisBrooke 13/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
James B 30/May/04 -
jimshrimp 27/May/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/04 Lead
will_benfold ?/May/04 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Dan B, Gaelle
Coel Hellier ??/2004 Lead
George Ormerod 19/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
with Roger
Hidden 22/Aug/03 AltLd
Stevie_R 20/Aug/03 2nd O/S

Rod led the hard bottom 2 pitches

with rod
ASchwirtz 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S

shona lead first and third pitches

with Shona D'arcy
Hidden 20/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
jim_randell 13/Jul/03 AltLd O/S

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).

with PS, DG
Alaric 13/Jul/03 AltLd O/S

1st pitch sustained. 2nd pitch awkward & hard move. Led middle section(s) (p2-3?)

with Isabel B
Hidden ?/Jul/03 2nd
cem 15/Jun/03 AltLd O/S

Led p4

with Rod Strachan
Sankey 07/Jun/03 AltLd
with Rich + Offwidth
LakesWinter 31/May/03 AltLd
with Cake
Cake 31/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 03/May/03 AltLd
Mark Collins 02/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Neil Henson
Neil Henson 02/Mar/03 AltLd

First pitch was a struggle. I think this climb is a bit overrated.

with Mark Collins
Smelly Fox 24/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with Al reaney
Chesh ??/2003 Lead
with Mash
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough ??/2003 AltLd O/S
eduardo ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Lee Cadman
Hidden ??/2003 -
shoulders 12/Oct/02 Lead
with claire
Blod 28/Sep/02 AltLd rpt

Led pitches 2 & 4.

five 17/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
with TW
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/02 2nd
Phil West 27/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Shaun Walby
shaun walby 27/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Phil West
FrankW 14/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Joe
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Stone Muppet ??/2002 -
petekeron ??/2002 Lead O/S


Alastair Hudson 25/Nov/01 Lead
with Martyn Fitzgereald
Hedley 17/Nov/01 AltLd O/S
with Ken Binsley
Hidden ??/2001 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with Nik Howard
smudge 28/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Ramshaw
Howard J 08/Aug/00 AltLd rpt
MontyH 29/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
with Andy Lawrance
Gus 02/May/00 Lead

In fancy dress with beers

chrishedgehog 17/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Urgles ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden ??/2000 -
bullybones ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 AltLd
with Gaz Haynes
runestone ??/2000 -
Hidden 15/Aug/99 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with chopper
rlrs ??/1999 AltLd
Hidden ??/1999 -
Simonfarfaraway ??/1999 AltLd
with Steve Hastings
Nigel Coe ??/1999 2nd
with Dick Hanson
Dom Whillans ??/1999 -
mjeffery ??/1999 -
Hidden 30/Aug/98 AltLd
barney@helmshore 28/Sep/97 2nd
with simon
Hidden 21/Sep/97 AltLd dog
Blod 21/Sep/97 AltLd

Led pitches 1 & 3

with Ernie G
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Apr/97 Lead
with Richard Bower
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/96 AltLd
brady ??/1996 AltLd
with John Cameron
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
Howard J 01/Aug/95 2nd
with Mike Higginbotham
Duncan Bourne 16/Oct/94 AltLd O/S
with The Captain
Hidden 17/Sep/94 AltLd O/S
dan gibson ??/1994 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Tony Buckley ?/Sep/93 AltLd
with Robert Clark
grazedandconfused ??/1993 Lead
with harriet amos
Gordon Stainforth 02/Aug/92 Lead
with David Hope
stokienomad 10/Jul/92 AltLd
with Dave Mountford
IanGilbertJones 04/May/92 Lead RP
IanGilbertJones 04/May/92 Lead O/S
andrew300169 03/Apr/92 Solo
with Tim Jason
WB ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/91 AltLd
whispering nic 29/Jun/91 Lead
with noj
SimonN 28/Apr/91 Lead
malc 23/Aug/90 AltLd
Roget 22/May/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/May/90 Lead O/S
nai ??/1990 AltLd
phardman ??/1990 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
Richard Weller 29/Jul/89 AltLd
with john sanders
Yourlead ?/Sep/88 Lead
with Ric Gregory
dodders 20/Jun/88 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
Iain Thow 06/May/87 Lead

Make pigs ear of 1st pitch.

with Steve Ball
Gary Coggon ??/1987 Lead O/S

2nd: Ian Lefevre. 1987?

Hidden 24/Aug/86 Lead
Howard J 22/Jul/86 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/86 Lead
Ian Archer 05/Apr/86 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
Hidden ?/Oct/84 AltLd
Babika ?/Jun/84 AltLd
with Fred Cochrane
Simon2005 ??/1984 Lead O/S

First pitch only.

with Jude
Hidden 19/Jun/83 Lead
nigehughes ?/May/83 Lead
with Colin Griffin
uphillnow 09/Oct/82 Lead

Climbed before but no recorded date (70's)

Nigel Coe 04/Apr/81 AltLd
with Steve Portnoi
MikeDowsett ??/1981 AltLd
with Jon Sharpe
Hidden 07/Jun/80 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Hammy 09/Jul/79 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Ken Taylor
Nigel Bond 09/Dec/78 Lead
with Martin Crosby
babymoac 26/Jun/77 -
rogerskews ??/1975 AltLd
with Various
Rog Wilko ?/May/71 Lead

Was severe in those days. Gave good value for the grade!

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1971 Lead
mikej 17/Jun/70 Lead
with Stewart Grant
tapley 31/Aug/69 AltLd
with Dave Hearnshaw
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High HVS
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High HS
Mid HS
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High 5a
Mid 5a
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High 4c
Mid 4c
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High 4b
Mid 4b
Low 4b
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
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