Did a little spot of gardening on this, nothing too over the top but cleaned enough footholds to make the traverse sensible at the grade. The large bramble before the top section is vicious! It's definitely climbable as is and the top half has some interesting moves for the grade so it's worth doing. As the guide says the steep bit is well protected but be very careful of the final 3m which is covered in suspect blocks held on by grass.
davidclare - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Tris Vye
Hidden - Lead dnf - May/15
the traverse is a bit manky at the moment.
MoWalker3 - 22/Apr/15 with Cormac
Bold for VS, could do with a clean in places, oh and don't forget the secateurs, monster bramble encroaching.
markfromstoke - Lead - 03/Jul/14 with Adrian, Steve N
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14
Didn't finish as this was a horror show!! Don't do it!!
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14
Nice headwall if slightly loose.
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Andrew, Peter
pheotleyr - 2nd β - 18/May/13 with Andrew, Ben
Hmm - felt serious for VS, and loose - and not much traffic (yet). THe lower slabs are quite tricky, but then the move onto the headwall feels poorly protected & very thin / reachy. The rock above seems suspect. The top bit is loose-looking blocks. Glad to get off in one piece! Wouldn't recommend it. More traffic needed - paradoxically.
Phil Murray - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Liz
VS seems right, but we think 4c, especially after it cleans up a bit more. Good climbing after the grotty start, and especially good on the headwall.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Clare
Reclimbed with Bill Naylor with the new more direct start after extensive cleaning. Exactly how death was avoided on the FA I'm not entirely sure as the amount of loose "material" that was released during descaling operations was quite staggering... still, it's cleanish now and the climbing on the headwall is actually pretty excellent!
beardy mike - Lead rpt - 26/May/11 with Bill Naylor