A Gritstone education.
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Ned
Defeated by another crack on a VS. More tape and more practice required
gpcomps - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/15 with Mark L
Dan Vaj - Lead dog - 12/Jul/15 with Matt taylor
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15
certainly not a soft touch, lost some skin jamming. Left hand finish (in one pitch).
john_ni - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with John Maxfield (PCC)
Bernie L - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with RobScarisbrick
john max - 2nd - 11/Jul/15 with John Bayliss
hthom - Lead - 11/Jul/15
RobScarisbrick - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Bernie
Original right hand finish into Chimney, save the left hand finish for Bachelors left hand on another day.
Peakphil - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Gill and Sparrow
James Oakes - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Steve Ramsden
Ram MkiV - 2nd O/S - 26/May/15 with noaks
Coel Hellier - Lead - 18/Apr/15
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/15 with Will, Henry
DubyaJamesDubya - 2015
Hidden - Lead - 10/Nov/14
bullybones - Lead - 02/Oct/14 with Neil
brian watson - 2nd - 28/Sep/14 with gary watson
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/14
Andy Hardy - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/14
the leader decided to head to the chimney
Martin Bagshaw - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with Ed Green, Chris CMC
Davidchatterton - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/14 with heyhoot
heyhoot - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/14
Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Alex McCann
amccann - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Matt H
andybirtwistle - Lead - 27/Jul/14 with Keith Lonsdale
soph - 2nd - 23/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith
23/31. They're all merging into one now. I remember struggling to remove at least 3 cams?
Nick Russell - 2nd - 21/Jul/14 with Alex Winter
23 on Staffordshire nose. Full body cramps.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Nick
Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Dave L
soph - 2nd - 15/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/14
dan gibson - 29/Jun/14 with michael porter
Finished up the chimney, still a hard solo at vs though.
gregoritos - Solo O/S - 21/May/14
Tough to get started, and then moving up after the traverse. Good climb
Andy Chubb - Lead - 04/May/14 with Steve Goodman
pipof747 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/14
Surprisingly brutal jams were exhausting.
WhipperSnapper - AltLd - 13/Apr/14 with Maxie
soph - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Lindy Smith
gavster - TR - 09/Mar/14 with rob
Rob Royle - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Gav
Hidden - 2014
msoldn - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Richard Nadin
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13 with Kim
Hard jamming. Only lost a bit of skin. Tape gloves might have made first jam crack easier, though I found a good jam in the end. Led climb up to bottom of top crack. Too much rope drag (did I not extend on purpose?!), wind, lack of cams, dampness, and generally not liking the look of it, make me put in an belay. Partner didn't like the look of it either, and so led out up the original finish. I would have tried with more cams, but of course at that point, I was holding all the rope over my anchor ropes, and it would have been so much work to led out then, what a shame! ;-)
kim.mulji - Lead dnf - 20/Oct/13 with PgClimbs
Hidden - 05/Oct/13
Lead to pulpit, both too knackered to finish. Lower-off didn't go as planned, got free helicopter ride.
StaffsAndy - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/13
egg-man - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with John Pickles
Climbster - 2nd β - 31/Aug/13 with Ian
What a route! Spot on pro and really nice moves all the way, always a pleasure never a chore!
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Matt
Really tough jammy start. Finished up great chimney which was actually quite fun. Quite a pumpy route.
wishicud climbHVS - Lead - 28/Aug/13 with Big Fat Dan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13
UnkArl - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Lee
andi turner - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with pete bridgwood
quickdrawmcraw - 2nd - 13/Jul/13
riff156 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Jo Smith
Lead excellent bottom pitch.
bobpilgrem - AltLd - 21/Jun/13 with Dennis
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13
Hidden - 04/Jun/13
ranga - 2nd - 01/Jun/13
vassy05 - Jun/13
Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 05/May/13 with Ian Peachy
Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Phil Wadsworth
farmerwad - Lead - 05/May/13 with S.O.C.
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13
With lh finish.
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 03/May/13
g1m147 - 2nd - 28/Apr/13 with Mick.
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with liv_the_div
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/13
mchonofsky - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead - 28/Feb/13
Hidden - 2013
Andy Chadwick - 2013
Hidden - 2013
saffy - Lead O/S - 2013
Right hand start
sputnik - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Mrs Z
Three stars. Loved this climb. Jammy. Met a rambling club at the top who were scrutinising my belay anchors.
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Andy Hawkins
Number nine of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose
Brown - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Andy R
Darrell Read - Lead - 01/Sep/12 with Oliver Mentz
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 19/Aug/12 with Steve Lunt
Dogged like a muppet. Need more jamming practice.
demarcation86 - AltLd dog - 27/Jul/12 with Paul
Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Thomas Geh
tgeh - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with dan geh
Rich Kirby - 2nd - 12/Jul/12 with Ruth
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12
stuaart - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with Neil Redgrave
TimKnight - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Paul Anker
Joemanglerocks - Lead - 26/May/12 with Emily Venables
Ross.Cooper - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Harry Yarrow
Done in two pitches (awful belay on the pulpit!)
yarrow - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Ross.Cooper
Killianmurphy - 2nd - 15/Jan/12 with Matt reynolds
alternative top section up great chimney due to being a wuss and punting on hand jams...
Don Jebus - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/12 with James
buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - Jan/12
alan moore - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Stone Idle - 2012
bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Mark R
mark20 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11
Joey C - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11
really good climb, great to practice jamming so much, a good fight!
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with joe
Led P1. Did original finish up Great Chimney
marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with max
tim.fairhall - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Matt
We did this in 2 pitches. Ken led up the first part and across to under the final crack. Not easy, this. I made use of Ken's shoulder to start the final crack and found the final moves "challenging".
Allan FW - AltLd - 03/Sep/11 with Ken
Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Aug/11
Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 02/Aug/11 with Clare
jamtastic..hard getting over the initial bulge
mol - 2nd - 31/Jul/11 with Jesse
Did this as a last climb of the evening and what a climb! Jamming all the way, few holds, no foot holds, need lots of cams. I almost burnt myself out on the first jam and fell on my gear with exhaustion! Got into the swing of it and struggled my way to the top. A real workout.
Johnny B Diggerman - Lead RP - 27/Jul/11 with Dan L
stronglikebear - 2nd - 27/Jul/11 with Johnny B Diggerman
Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Mark D, Tom Green
Mark D - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Tom Green, Laurence Everitt
Mike Tutt - Lead - 28/May/11
SteveM - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Kat
After downclimbing from first few moves on lead.
kitkat78 - 2nd β - 22/Apr/11 with SteveM
Went up with no cams so got scared and finished up the chimney
p_won - Lead - Apr/11 with johnny walker
Lead first pitch with one rest on the gear. Planned to do it as two pitches and finish up Bachelor's Left-Hand but found it too hard so did original finish from pulpit onto Great Chimney instead. It's a lot harder than the grade would suggest and you have to be good at jamming!
Tala M - AltLd dog - 24/Mar/11 with Phil Yeomans
Fun day! Instead of doing in one pitch we decided tala would do first pitch and I would do the top half. This didn't happen. Hilarity ensued, and three pitches later (pffft)we got to the top of the easier original finish!
payeo20 - AltLd - 24/Mar/11 with Tala M
Just first pitch cuz top one was Kermit and it was pitch black. Swore a fair bit.
Peakology - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Dave
Hidden - 2011
John Mckeating - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Took lots of jamming skills - which I didn't have!
hcooper - 2nd - 16/Oct/10 with John Proctor
All went well until the final wide jamming bit right at the top. I got this on my 3rd attempt, it is reassuring to see people's comments on here that it is hard for the grade...
JdotP - Lead dog - 16/Oct/10 with Hereward Cooper
Led it and seconded it afterwards to clean the gear.
lostinmidlands - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with troelsS
Some polish at the start
hotfeet - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Alex Pond
JRae - 2nd - 01/Aug/10 with Oli H
Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10
rod757 - Lead - Jul/10
LittleClimbingMaria - 29/Jun/10
this was a great route but felt very hard at VS, you really need to know how to jam well on this 1!
jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with ian, big Si
Andy Hardy - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10
P2 up great chimney. J decided to do the 'original' (?) finish which heads towards great chimney then discovered there was a birds nest behind a ledge so we split it into 2 pitches to stop the rope running over them!! Must go back and do it properly!
Batt - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with James Hoyes
Enjoyed the route. Nice warm up for the weekend.
matt.jj - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10
Retreated 3/4 of the way up....... dont know why, head just went...............
Spidermunkie - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/10
Great VS, lovely jams.
Dave Mahon - Lead - Jun/10 with Matt Jackson
bailed out rough onto the chimney
simozzer - 2nd dnf - 16/May/10 with Cass, Matt
Led to pulpit, but finished via easy chimney, rather than the scary crack.
rocklobster - Lead dnf - 16/May/10 with Cass, Simon
Pown - Lead O/S - 15/May/10
Pete Graham - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Dave Pownall
djking1983 - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Rich Brammall
Bram - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with Dave King
Ok that's the start of th season, but god that felt hard! I guess it wasn't my day. I took a rest on a nut in the first crack and thought "bollocks, I can't believe I'm dogging a VS". I then traversed to the top left crack and spent ages placing a nut, because of the 2 cams I could have used, I placed one earlier, and dropped the second. Once more or less satisfied with my nut placement, I went for the move, came off, my nut popped out and I tipped upside down before swinging to the right when my next piece of gear in the right-hand crack caught me. I haven't fallen off a 4c for years. This felt desperate. I think I need some jamming advice.
Joris.Roulleau - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/10 with Seth Redmond
GF - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 2010
Ken Taylor - 2010
sgl0jd - 2010
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Alice
Did the left hand finish up Bachelor's Left-hand, hard for VS, Unexpected nice lead after Darren didn't like the jaming and down climbed.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Darren McMaster
shed_hed - Lead dnf - 26/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond
shed_hed - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond
Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/09
Noodles30 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09
Hairy, took a couple of falls and struggled with the climb throughout. My first experience with crack climb though and my lack of jamming experience was evident. Need to learn to jam before attempting this again!
Irn Bruce - Lead dog - 02/Aug/09 with Ian Jenkins
jonka - 2nd - Aug/09 with sean
Dave Rumney - 2nd - 18/Jul/09 with Tanya Milner
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09
A tough little number! No escaping the jams on this one.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 23/Jun/09 with Graham Robinson
Superb - I managed to preserve my cams for the final crack.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 16/Jun/09 with Simon Coldrick
Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/09
popov86 - Lead - 15/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09
Tried the left hand finish. Down climbed to half way and then lowered off.
Dinger - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/09 with Martin Heaton
keith leonard - 2009
Hidden - 2009
This is a hard climb, great gear though but so have lots of other HVS. I climbed the Rivelin needle last week (HVS)and found this a lot harder. VS seems a bit weak....
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with AndyM-LVB
Great route, BUT NOT VS!
AndyM-LVB - 2nd β - 16/Nov/08 with Richard Hopton
With painfull left hand finish
ClaireS - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with Matt Reynolds
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/08
Me P1 to pulpit, Adrian P2 up great chimney.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 22/Jun/08 with Adrian Goldstraw
Pete Horn - 31/May/08 with Gerard
cem - 2nd - 31/May/08 with Mark O'Neill
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Alan Smith
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08
jeffb - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with andy c
@ndy - Lead - 26/Apr/08
rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Alan & Jim
daveagriff - 2nd - 2008
Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/07
dan gibson - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/07 with sam read
PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/07 with Tom
jasonpm - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Dave, Dave.
towdman - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Adam Armitage
Darragh - May/07
Hidden - Lead - 2007
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 14/Nov/06 with Marvino
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06
A few hard moves, but I was shattered by the time we got to this. nice route though
Caralynh - 2nd - 08/Aug/06 with Nick Smith
AJ007 - 2nd - 24/Jun/06 with Brian
Nicos - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with keith leonard
dan gibson - Solo rpt - 02/Jun/06
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/06
orb - Lead O/S - 05/May/06 with Mojo
Stig - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/05 with Jonathan Teale
OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 29/May/05 with Steve Mount
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/05
Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/05
Hidden - 2005
Danhan - Lead - 09/Sep/04 with Steve
MeMeMe - Lead O/S - Sep/04
Si dH - 2nd O/S - Aug/04 with Kane Chandler
jimshrimp - AltLd - 31/Jul/04
Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Jun/04
r0b - 2nd - 09/Apr/04 with Mark Humphries
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/04 with Rob Harper
Bothered by a wasp whilst belaying. It seemed to like walking on my shirt.
Alaric - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/03 with Isabel B
IanGilbertJones - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/03
Chris Ellis - 2nd - 15/Jun/03 with Nige Shaw
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03
Hidden - Lead - 03/May/03
five - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/02 with JT, TW
Goody - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/02 with Dave Checkley
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/02
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/02 with Joe Thompson
Alastair Hudson - Lead - 13/Jan/02 with Bob Smith
Brian Rodgers - Lead - 2001 with Emma Jones
MontyH - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/00 with Andy Lawrance
smudge - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/00 with Pete Ramshaw
bullybones - 2000
Hidden - 1999
Dom Whillans - 1999
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/98
barney@helmshore - 2nd - 28/Sep/97 with simon
stokienomad - Lead - 11/Jul/97
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Apr/97
Iain Thow - Lead - 29/Aug/96 with Dave Walch
brady - 2nd - 1996 with John Cameron
Dave Mountford - 1996 with Damon Heath
Rog Wilko - Lead - Sep/95 with Debbie Wilkinson
colin milton - 2nd - 14/May/95 with eric milton
Hidden - TR - Jul/94
WB - 1992
steve prior - Lead - Jun/91 with Paul L
Raggar - Lead - 28/Jul/90 with Clare M, Steve B
Roget - Solo O/S - 22/May/90
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/86
Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/86 with Tony Green
Nigel Bond - Lead - 03/Nov/85 with Bryn Roberts
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/85
Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/85
Hidden - 2nd - Oct/84
Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Apr/84 with Charlie Leverton
Babika - 2nd - 10/Jul/83 with Mark Jones
RichardMc - Lead - 09/May/80 with Jim Fisher
Nigel Bond - Lead - 23/Feb/80 with Mark Dixon
Chris Craggs - 1980
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980
Hammy - AltLd - 09/Jul/79 with Jonathon Stacey
babymoac - 2nd - 26/Jun/77 with SWH
Mark Kemball - Lead - 04/Jun/77 with Sarah Bridge
RichardMc - Solo - 30/Apr/77
rogerskews - 1976 with John Blackburn
mikej - Solo - 17/Jun/70 with Stewart Grant
tapley - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/69 with Derek Montford