The Trident*** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
20m. Western grit's Peapod, a classical struggle but a classic nonetheless. The narrow central section is an uphill battle especially for those who are large in the chest, though once the trident block is grasped things ease and the final section gives glorious jamming. © ROCKFAX

Fa. Joe Brown 1948

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, World Graded List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Work Hard, Play Hard, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List.

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OMG! What the ^*$ was that?! Left hand jamming, three flailing limbs. Medium to long run-out up to the block as I couldn't imagine how to let go long enough to put gear in. Held on to a cam below me to swing down and retreat early on, got wedged by accident so decided against it, had a rest and then got on with it and did it, so sort of clean onsight...! Humid, midgy, green, bit dank, can't move my arms today. Most effort ever expended to gain 20ft. They didn't have cams in 1948. What a route.
chrishedgehog - Lead - 24/Jun/15 with James Rees

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14

jshields - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Mike Dowsett, Paul Tretheway

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Paul Tretheway, jshields

Brown - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with Andy R

Fantastic. Josh loved every minute of it too :)
thetradlad - Lead dog - 29/Jun/13 with Josh Daymond

andi turner - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

jorge1983 - Lead dnf - Aug/12

Felt the shoulder stating up so gave in
Tony Holdsworth - Lead dnf - 27/May/12 with Joanna House

Bob Windsor - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Rick Graham

Tony Kartawick - 2012

ryan118116 - TR - 01/Sep/11

Errrrrrr. Not even close to getting up it.
teamrob - 2nd dnf - 23/Jul/11 with Dan

found it almost impossible. Am wide chested, could not get one arm above the other to jam properly. For me, much harder than peapod at curbar or tower chimney at stanage. HVS 5c in my book.
wahniel - Lead dog - 23/Jul/11 with Robin Hoffmann

TomPR - Lead - 20/Apr/11

walts4 - 2011

OMG!! F*ck!! Argh! Urmmph!!
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Martin K, Kasia Baldwin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10

Classic traditional battle, but still SO GOOD what a smile on my face as topped out!!! Much harder than the Peapod.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Darren McMaster

shed_hed - 2nd dog - 19/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond

Oh my God! Outrageous. 'Fell off' but got stuck in the crack on the way out before the rope took me away - and carried on up in a most desparate desparate fashion. Scars all over. Should have hand jammed front on.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Ben Heason

jonka - Sep/09 with gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

tash - 2nd - 11/Jul/08 with ali k

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/07

gregoritos - Lead O/S - May/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

babymoac - Lead - 23/Jul/05 with James Gill

Desparate! Respect to J Brown...
Carl Smethurst - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/05 with Ian Pickles

sadams - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Eric Hildrew

sadams - Lead - 27/Sep/03 with Eric Hildrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

cem - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/03 with Jonathan Astin

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2000 with John Kirk

Boy - 2000

John Marsland - 2nd - 28/May/94 with Dave Soles

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/93 with mik

mikedelderfield - Lead dog - 25/Aug/93 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/92

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/89 with jim

Hidden - Lead - Aug/81

charlesmfrench - Lead - 12/Jul/81

very dry but still dirty
uphillnow - Lead - 1976 with Al Bennett

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