Led The Golden Tower first and then seconded Fool's Gold. I have found this climb a lot harder from both mental and physical-point-of-view. The first section isn't forgiving and you'll need a lot stamina to get through it (unless you love off-widths in which case you might love it). I have climbed the second section, top bit on the facing wall (not right as suggested) which was a classic V3 boulder move but a lot more exposed. Definitely the way to finish the route though. HVS 5b? I don't think so! E2 5c (comparing with The Golden Tower)? Possibly. 3 stars? definitelly!
mb_london - 2nd - 22/Jul/15
Incredibly sandbagged! Our old lancashire rock guide had this down as HVS/5a. A very cool and bold route.
MischaHY - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13
khawk - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with DT
Hidden - TR RP - 21/Oct/12
Awesome route easy start pumpy finish with little push..
ozzie35 - TR dog - 25/Jul/12
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/11
Very tough. Took about 4 falls. We didn't read guide book properly, and finished on the 2nd pitch of Golden Tower 5c,and this felt easier than the 5b groove at the bottom.
bigglesbutcha - 2nd dog - 14/Apr/11 with Will
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11
philw - 2010
Bloody hell! Admittedly climbed in suboptimal conditions (bottom half slightly damp - including crucial initial slopers), but felt a good bit harder than Double Trip E2 5c across the other side. Fantastic diversity of styles though - bouldery start into horrendous udgy offwidth (arm bars, one-armed mantels and other ridiculousness), then a delicate slab and reachy finish.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/09 with Noel Peatfield
Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jul/09
garethtodd - TR - Jun/09
Lunar25 - TR O/S - 2009 with Stacy Oliver
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/08
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Sep/07
very nice hard work but fun near the top was very hard but i think that was because of all the hard work i made it cause of grips and figuring out were to put my feet but was a fun challange
scouser666 - TR dog - 08/Sep/07
dhdaveuk - Lead - Apr/07 with Leo
Akward, horrible, and bruttal, the bold upper section is worth the battle lower down, upthere, airy moves without much gear but didnt feel to desperate
jonnyboy - Lead dog - 15/Mar/06 with Rob Boyle
horrid start, middle got better and the top had some nice moves.
robman - 2nd dog - 15/Mar/06 with John mason
Mark Collins - Lead dog - 10/May/03
John Marsland - Lead dog - 28/May/00 with Mark Tolver
Roget - Lead O/S - 29/May/95 with jon
Hidden - 1995
Hidden - 1995
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995
Andy Say - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/93
A real grit tussle getting through the off width!
ellie macpherson - 2nd - Oct/91 with Simon Hargreaves, Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis
whispering nic - Jun/90 with noj
andy farnell - 1990
Hard to Start
badgy - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 1978