Woaaah that was something! Led P2&4. High tide so abbed into belay at the top of P1, then traversed a high line into the belay at the bottom of the groove - more like 5b. The dead seal pup bobbing along right below me was not helpful. Rich then went up the soaking wet groove and traverse, but ended up right next to me at the belay again when the in situ nut at the crux popped out! Made me a bit shaky but he did it all again and got through superwet moves amazingly. I ended up dangling a fair bit at the crux, but it's such an amazing position - I didn't really mind to hang there for a bit! Sardien - AltLd dog - 26/Aug/13 with Rich Gentry
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 30/Jun/13
I led middle pitch. Route completely gripping. totally lived up to its name, it lures you in and you are right inside before you see the green dripping crux which you must conquer to escape the rising tide! Amazing position high up in the roof looking accross the high traverse to the chockstone. Photos do not do this route justice, you need to get in there and have a look, if you think you can get out again. . .
Andrew Wilson - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with jon stewart
Led P1 and 2 done together. Matt lead the nails greasy 3rd pitch and took a swinger. I Fell off at the crux too. Hoisted to the chock stone, then led the last pitch. The approach is a bit hairy, wouldn't fancy it in the wet.
Chris Perry - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Matt Rust
Super adventurous route! Kit lead the first 2 pitches in a oner, P1 as described in ground up guide is a joke! Nowhere near 12m and at 4a abit of a nonsense. The main pitch was very damp, everything was greasy, couldn't trust the footing at all! "jugs on the back of the chockstone" as mentioned in the guidebook did not materialize and resorted to a beached whale / grovelling / thrutching approach to get onto the chockstone. Would happily repeat this in drier conditions, a great adventure and route! Probably a 5c move to get onto the chockstone. 1 fall making that move -- pumped! Top tip: brush up on your hoisting drills before you go incase your second comes off moving onto the chockstone!
rustaldo - AltLd dog - 02/Jun/12 with Kit Perry
Dan got the lucky straw, but both my pitches were good too. Never going to forget this one.
The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/11
dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with AO
Hidden - AltLd dog - 27/Aug/11
Cave was horribly wet, retreated by reversing the second pitch.. Fine effort on Pete's behalf having a look at the crux, looked grim to me..Ground up N. Wales rock had no mention of a bird ban.. Only one big chick above the crag!
Lawrie Brand - AltLd - 27/Jul/11 with Pete Hart
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11
Phenomenally wild. Led P1 and P3. On first pitch I went right up to the height of the cave to a big ledge, contrary to the topo, but the description fit. The main pitch was pretty damp and needed to drop a loop and get more chalk. Really intense crux involving a proper cutloose on the chock. Memorable and hard for E2.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/11 with Bubbles
its harder than 5b, awesome route tho.
centurion05 - 2nd rpt - 2011 with chris thorne
mux - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Neil Griffiths
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/08
centurion05 - 2nd - 18/Sep/08 with chris thorne
mux - 15/Jun/08
Al Evans - 2008
Hidden - AltLd dog - 2008
John Roberts (JR) - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/07 with Ben Wolstenholme
Ben Wolstenholme - AltLd - 25/Oct/07 with John Roberts (JR)
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/07
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Ed Booth
Will1 - Jul/06 with Mike
Ian McNeill - 2006
Mark Reeves - 2006
Hidden - 2006
Intimidating route...brittle rock when damp-always i guess. Snapped a hold on main pitch.
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/05 with Ash
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/05
Gus - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with Rich Pickford
Hidden - AltLd - 2003
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/01
Hidden - 2001
sadams - Lead O/S - 01/May/00 with Tom Briggs
Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/91
andy gittins - 1985