A great start to a 4 day limestone extravaganza
Graham Baxter - 2nd O/S - 21/May/15 with Alan Carne
Graham Baxter - 2nd - 21/May/15 with Alan Carne
Brilliant rock. Like sandstone texture on a pocketed limestone slab!
Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Uisdean
Uisdean hawthorn - AltLd - 29/Jul/14 with Callum_Johnson
from about p3 we think, then procedded to fall off left right and centre and probably finish up something else, great
stuart34 - AltLd dog - 10/Apr/14 with Adam Russel
I led pitch 1 and 3 and Chris led pitch 2. we got rained off and finished up chlorochose
jon_gill1 - AltLd dnf - 06/Apr/14 with ross garfoot, chris Lyness
finished up passion d'amour
Macleod - AltLd - 22/Mar/14 with dominic
michaelja - AltLd O/S - Oct/13
ambrooker - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Tom
chiverstom - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13 with Alice
Amazing climb. Hard to know if we did the correct finnish. Wet.
Fredrik Nyberg - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/13 with Björn Pettersson
John Carney - Mar/13 with Adam George
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12
David Smith - 26/Jun/11
David Smith - 26/Jun/11
I (eventually) walked away from this route feeling utterly dejected. Took pitches 1, 3, 5 & 6. Felt insecure on the first pitch. Fell of the second (6a+) pitch on second! Tried to lead the crux pitch but couldn't get past the 1st bolt and I thought I was solid at 6b+. Linked the final two pitches in one 60m push. It pissed down with rain first mind, so the wet ropes were quite a burden from 40m upwards. Utter, utter fail.
lrandall - Lead dog - 27/Apr/11 with Matteusz
Kate ran the last two pitches together in a storm! But she might have been off line on something harder (6a?) if the original finishes in the gully...
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11
Dave Reeve - AltLd O/S - Oct/10 with Tim Selvage
tigertim - AltLd - Oct/10 with Dave Reeve
Rested once after the difficulties on the 6b+ pitch. Great route, finished up Passion D'Amour.
sebrider - AltLd dog - 13/Aug/10 with Dan Walker
Finished on last two pitches of this after being distracted from our original route by an attractive trad crack
tom.ireson - AltLd O/S - Jun/10 with Paul Jones
Paul D Jones - AltLd - Jun/10
whistler - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Anna, Luke
Lead all pitches. Very hard work as we were too hot and did not have enough water (best not to mention why!)
Would have been very enjoyable if it had been a bit cooler. Some lovely pitches and only a little bit of polish near the bottom. Be warned the belays are mostly semi-hanging! Also contains a few classic bits of verdon runout between the bolts, especially on the final blast for the chains at the end of each pitch.
Would recommend doing it in the afternoon if you are confident you can move quickly as it goes into shade about 3 or 4ish and becomes alot nicer to climb.
tom.ireson - Lead dog - Jun/09 with Paul Jones
blaza1 - Lead O/S - 2009
Led pitches 2 & 4 before following Brian up Passion d'amour to finish.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Brian
K1 - 2006
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 28/May/97 with andy boorman
climbed with a group lead by Gigi Mario, the buddhist monk who is also an alpine guide. But he let me do my own thing, with Yogananda, a sicilian prince apprentice monk seconding.
Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/93 with Yogananda
ewjudge - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/91 with Sven Wardle
Hidden - Jun/90
Rob Kennard - 1990
Hidden - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Aug/86
andy gittins - 1986