Great climb but made a real meal of it and had a sneaky pull on the in situ sling. Real variety of moves, all of which are proper 4c (but not IMHO 5a) and all are superb. Agree about the step across - lovely move once you commit, easier with a bigger ape index.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Mynydd Gavin
Gav Williams - 2nd - 29/Aug/15 with Julian Lane
AngelaC - 2nd - 05/Jul/15 with Rick Sewards
db79 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/15
keith leonard - 09/Jun/15
Climbster - 2nd β - 18/Apr/15 with Ian
Matthew Glenn - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/15 with Sam Pollitt
sampollitt - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15
A hard VS
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Katie Farrell
Fell off trying to reverse some horrid undercut rock over. Also managed to climb past a piece of gear. Not my best.
K Farrell - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/14 with Dave Warburton
sgl - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with Mallard
Nigel Bond - Lead - 30/Jun/14 with Max Cole
Proper VS. Was saving this for the lead but oh well.
BenedictIEP - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Michelle McHugh, Haydn Martin
andybirtwistle - Lead - 12/Jun/14 with Keith Lonsdale
markfairbank - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Anne Gumbley, Ray Sharples
Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Ray Sharples, Mark Fairbank
Struggled on this and would easily give it HVS, good varied climbing, almost enjoyed it!
simon1965 - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with James
Stig - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Simon1965
spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Simon
Simonj - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Rach
wil_perry - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Mike
hard for the grade, but good.
mike_w18 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Will
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with James Lismore
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13
Deserved 3 star route.. Quality moves lead to great exposure. Really nice move to gain finishing crack then hand jams to finish:). Graded VS but probably at the top end of the grade.
dangmtb - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13
Climb of the day. Superb feeling of exposure when you step out right onto the arete.
richnorgate - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Dan
Hidden - 2013
Frank the Husky - 2013
greglad - 2013
neilh - 2013
Great climb. Found pull on to blocky ledge tricky, subsequent move right easy with a positive approach.
mamboochris - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12
matthewjames - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Katy Whitehead
jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 26/May/12
Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 16/May/12 with vix
Sopping wet near the crux made it extra "fun"
vix - Lead - 16/May/12 with Haydn
howlingbaboon - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/12 with Scott
antroy - Lead - 2012
Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Oct/11
Tony Ryland - 2nd - 30/Oct/11 with steveshaking
Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11
ozzie35 - 03/Aug/11
Bowzle - TR - 16/Jul/11
Fell at step right - had my left foot too high?
Steve J P - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with BW
MeMeMe - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with Andy
ryan118116 - 2nd - 03/Jul/11
Bernie Wylde - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with rg, sp
Andy Hardy - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11
Nicola - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Lee
John Lewis - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Nick Ward
thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11
Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/11
Not lead it before, took while to commit to the move... WAP.
Alex Thompson - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11 with JP
g1m147 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Bob
ggflett - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11 with John Bayliss
hard move right to that upper crack - long stretch both leg & hand to get a decent grip on the necessary hold, took a while to muster it
john_ni - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Graeme Flett
cragtyke - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with gareth h
Enjoyed this much more today! I was climbing a little better, probably due to it not being baking hot and the ace step across move to access the upper crack was much easier using the big jug I missed last time. Felt like the 3 star experience this time. Bit of a epic retrieving gear by abseil in the dark but all park of the fun :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with Richard Williams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11
grubes - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Haydn
Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/10 with Luke Donaldson
psychicbread - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Max
Seconded Arnaud in 2005 and found it hard then so went back today to see how it felt on the lead. Still hard but utterly fantastic - both with the moves and the exposure. Proper VS!!! Seconded Duz on Womanless Wall.
PenJD - Lead β - 26/Jun/10 with Duz Walker
Fairy TOUGH. Found the step over right onto the arete very difficult, felt more like HVS 5b to me. There must be some sort of grit monkey trick to it but I don't know it
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Nikki Smith
Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/May/10
willworkforfoodjnr - Lead O/S - 19/May/10
vix - TR O/S - 19/May/10 with chris
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/10
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Noel Peatfield
Brilliant moves all the way.. lots of suprises. the step right is ace
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with John Marsham
Ketu - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Graeme H
one small damp patch to access the step right which I made a bit of a meal of but still didn't detract from the quality.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Rob
adi bryant - Lead O/S - 2010
doogstrue - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with andy s
colin milton - Lead - 18/Sep/09 with Sari Nevala
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/09
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/09
Rachel Somerville - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Richard Toon
Very nice climb - no exposure like it on a paek VS
Simon Davenport - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Brian and Dave
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Sarah
Magnificent. Every time you get past the crux, you're met by another bit just as hard!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Carmen
Definitely one of the best VS's on grit, this is better than any of the VS's on Stanage in my humble opinion. Really interesting climbing, great fun.
smudge - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Chris Dodd
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09
Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/09
I was knackered by the time we did this route so I messed-up the crux (tricky little number!). Classic line though. Hard at the grade, I would say, but still VS. Just.
Andy S - 2nd dog - 09/May/09 with Bob
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09
ianburton - Lead O/S - 2009
Hidden - 2009
Was wetting than an Otters Pocket.
The face/crack above the roof was soaked, so back climbed.
Saving for a dry day
(also bloody freezing)
Stuart Wildman - Lead dnf - 22/Nov/08 with Gaz Price
coffeepot - 2nd - 28/Sep/08 with jelaby
Too wet and tired to commit to the traverse out to the arete.
aldred - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/08
Matthallinan - 2nd - 05/Jun/08 with Phil Parker
plastichead - 2nd dog - 25/May/08 with Max
Hardonicus - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08
taine - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08 with Gareth
Don't ask how long it took Jon to commit to the crux...
Alex Thompson - 2nd rpt - 19/Mar/08 with Jon Thompson
Crux...just ask my brother, thank God he brought himself a nice fluffy Rab down belay jacket! But I did do it...!!! And Ian Parnell climbed a couple of days after me, so it must be a classic
jon thompson27 - Lead O/S - Mar/08 with Alex Thompson
climber130887 - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with jo smith
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
Shad - Lead - 2008
nmoysey - Lead - 2008 with Ben Vickers
Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/07
Ian Parnell - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/07 with Jon Winter
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/07
Crewey-Si - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07 with Rob
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/07
felt quite bold
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Rich Wainwright
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07
warm up -
Mick r - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Tony H
mattnuttall - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Alan Holden
Benwa - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with Alex Hyslop, Nick Tucker
Tough at the grade!
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Martin Hore & Aaron Willis
NickST - 2nd - Apr/07
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Haydn Martin
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06
alicia - 2nd - 10/Jun/06 with Ali K
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/06
FrankW - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/05 with Jane T, Joe
What a superb route.
Definately one to return to to lead.
well deserved of the 3 stars.
Owdham - TR O/S - 06/Jun/05 with Matt Scott
ArnaudG - Lead - May/05 with Penny
No pushover for VS!
Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/04 with Chris Shearlock
r0b - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/04 with Andy Smith
Duncan I - Lead - 2004
chris sm - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/03 with Pippa Froggatt
EddieA - 2nd - 07/Oct/01 with Dave P
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/00
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2000 with Karen Ghiselli, Dave Greenald
bullybones - 2000
craig h - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/98
craig h - Dec/97
craig h - 2nd - 25/May/97 with Janet Hannah
Phil West - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/97 with David Atherton
John Marsland - Lead - 20/Jul/96 with Dave Soles
Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/95 with Louise Pellett
Andy Say - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/95
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd dnf - 14/Aug/94 with Steve Dean
Phil West - 2nd O/S - Jun/94 with Steve Wild
mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/94 with Steven Delderfield
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/93 with Simon Coles
Fabulous route, one of the best VS`s on grit I have done
StevePr - 2nd - 1992 with Alan
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/91
ste_d - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/91 with mik
Roget - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/91 with chris jones, Jonathan T
craig h - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/91 with Jim Mellor
nai - 2nd - 1991
Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/90
charlesmfrench - Lead - 19/May/81
Mark Kemball - Solo - 22/May/80
Chris Craggs - 1980
evening session - just about dark as I finished. Later did with George Wilson in 1976
uphillnow - Solo - 1974