In 4 pitches, I led 1 and 3. Made a complete fist of the first pitch, couldn't work out how on earth it could be bridged as per the guidebook, nor to back-and-foot as recommended by a passing climber, so thrutched it instead, slithering back down a few times while I worked it out, I still have the scars 2 weeks later. 3rd pitch had nice exposure but disappointingly easy. Last pitch was quite hard, more Rockfax's 4b than the CC's 4a. Overall, a quality route though maybe a bit disjointed, not quite the uber-classic I was expecting.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Carmen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14
The wide P1 has a good character! The line of the last short pitch above the ledge described in the definitive guidebook was dirty, being covered with lichen, so I followed the top-out of Diocese (4c?), which was the crux of the route.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/14 with Loz K
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/14
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/14
led 1 and 3
steveprice.exmouth - AltLd rpt - 13/Jun/14 with Graham Mead
Brilliant climb with 'belay heaven' for the second anchor. 1st pitch is incredible if you enjoy chimneys. I imagine it's almost always wet.
OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Dan Biggin, Tom Wilding-Steele
twildingsteele - 2nd - 13/Jun/14
StaffsAndy - AltLd - 18/May/14
Andrea P1, I lead P2 and P3. This was my first attempt at chimney, having watched Andrea glide up it I thought I had the technique nailed. Needles to say when I got on it I forgot everything I had seen. Instead I used the "Ass-wriggle" method of steadily moving one buttock up higher than the other, the crazy thing is it worked! This was a lovely climb, I really enjoyed it.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Andrea
Lead P1 which was great and not really wet. Can't imagine it would be nice on a winters day or even a cold day. Lovely climb. Hamish lead P2 and P3.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Hamish
Paul lead pitch 1, I lead middle bit, Paul lead final pitch.
LovelyMrTom - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Paul Baxter
Led P1 and final pitch. Struggled in the initial chimney, but got it in the end. After that everything felt easy.
Paul Baxter - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14
Stopped first pitch early after ending up a long way above my gear and being scared. Alan led remained of first pitch to correct ledge then ran pitches 2 and 3 into one.
Pitch one: Not too hard climbing but bold moves and hard to protect
Pitch two: good climbing, good gear
Pitch three: Reasonable to protect, hard climbing for the grade.
Overall definitely at the top of the grade.
RichardN - AltLd - 18/Apr/14
daprince - 2014
Alfie Conn - AltLd - 2014
Ribbit - Lead - 03/Dec/13 with Tom
good climb that has a bit of everything
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 03/Dec/13 with Dave Piper
Chester led main pitch. Skipped 1st pitch due to massive seas. Great climb.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 14/Nov/13 with Chester
Brilliant climb, stunning setting above stormy seas with Tom Last.
crobinson - AltLd - 14/Nov/13 with Tom last
Brilliant climb, also i soloed the first two pitches afterwards as Dom didn't know he had to take the gear out
arandall - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/13 with Dom, Joe Coxson
Lead the route in 2 pitches no worries.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/13 with Dom Taylor, Alex Randall
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/13
Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with Clare
westong - 2013
janegallwey - Lead - 2013
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12
Mayo - Lead - 06/Sep/12
Jack.H.92 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12
MinHazeldine - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12
So busy on the BH all the good routes were busy ....
jezb1 - AltLd - 04/Jun/12
I led the first pitch then we escaped off left to avoid congestion.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Jez
Geoffers - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Lauren
Headjamm - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with Geoffers
Me p1&3, Kylie p2&4.
P1 is a flared salty narrowing crack. Not really hard but not particularly welcoming. P2&3 nice easy climbing on good holds. P4 is surprisingly hard for the grade, Kylie nearly fell off on lead.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Kylie Richards
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/12
Slick - AltLd - 06/Apr/12 with Isabel Evans
Lead pitches 2 and 4. Really enjoyed the route, the chimney was fun! Came very close to slipping off near the top - first time that's happened!
Kylie - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with mullermn
JonG - 2012
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11
elbeanio - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11
led 2nd pitch, for which we did the more direct pitch from diocese.
milkyjoe - AltLd - 14/Aug/11 with andy
Country_Boy - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Stu Bradbury
philmcf - Lead O/S - Jul/11
I led p1&3
neilstubbs - AltLd O/S - Jul/11 with Stefan Parkin
highfivekrissy - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with Pete Myers
missed out the horrible looking chimney at the start!
peter myers - AltLd - Jun/11 with Krissy Humble
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11
bypassed minging initial chimney!
Different Steve - Lead rpt - 22/Apr/11 with Clare
jeffb - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Calder
Calder - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with jeffb
dickypips - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Roy Thomas
very pleasant, easy climbing. very atmospheric second pitch above the roof : )
jakenichol - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11
haylow - 2nd - 03/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Oct/10
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Nancy Jones
MH123 - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Mike Waller
PastyBoy84 - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Ben Mayo
mr phil morton - 2nd - 17/Jul/10
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/10
Em66 - AltLd - 13/Jun/10 with Matt, Mat
1651SP - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Mark van vleit
Lost No. 8 nut on first pitch, in the chimney. Back and footed up the chimney.
cham749 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/10 with Ollie Warren, Stan Norrie
Hidden - AltLd - May/10
Wet and slimey, neither J nor I could climb chimney
rd20 - AltLd dnf - 04/Apr/10 with Phil G, Jason
Abbed in which was a bad idea as it was still wet and slippery and neither Robert nor I could find a way to bridge up the chimney. Abandoned.
kleinej - AltLd dnf - 04/Apr/10 with Phil G, Robert
nickdonohue - Lead - Feb/10 with Simon Reynolds
Hidden - 2010
Homes - AltLd - 2010 with Sam A
ushi - 2010
Omitted first pitch. Led 3rd pitch
erica - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with John
missed pitch 1 due to tides
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Erica
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/09
mbambi - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with nic
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Kris & Buffy
Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/09
Dave led p2.
Blisco - Lead rpt - 24/May/09 with Dave Milner
Led 1st and 2nd pitches. Patrick did a massive traverse across the buttress ending up on the belay stance of The Mitre, but traversed back on route and finished up Diocese. Amazing, varied climb; probably better than the proper route!
garywong - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Patrick Goodwin
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Rich Patterson
Hidden - 2nd - Aug/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Jay Jackson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/08
Led p2 and p4, which I think was actually the last pitch of Diocese.
Blisco - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Dan Metcalfe
Great route. Climbed in wet, couldnt find much gear on bottom chimney and that fell out
manwithacam - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Dave G
Sean lead the first and last pitch. I lead the middle pitch, which is very easy - more like diff really.
Beautiful exposure on the top pitch with 150+ feet of air below your feet on plentiful, if slightly small, holds.
flytzen - AltLd O/S - 12/May/08 with Sean Worthington
existing debt - 04/Apr/08 with Iain a
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/08
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 12/Feb/08 with Mark Lewis
p1-4 may have finished on last pitch of Diocese.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Bart
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07
Mark D - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Dave Duggan
bpmclimb - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Clare
tomtherockboy - AltLd RP - Jun/07 with Dave Ross, Dave Prady
jon clayton - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with cherry
Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/07
Found the start quite hard for the grade. Brilliant route.
Jon_Warner - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Mark Glaister
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/07
camillaclifford - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with mrtom
mrtom - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Camilla Clifford
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/07
Best climb of the weekend - very glad to escape that chimney before the disco legs set in! Top pitch definitely strenuous if you stop for photos
Gav J - Lead - 28/Aug/06 with Kate & Liz
Flannel/towel required for the bridging pitch only (1)
mooseloose - AltLd rpt - 13/Aug/06 with Robo
featuresforfeet - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/06 with Liz
Mike Gee - 2nd O/S - Aug/06 with Jonathon Morton
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/06 with crossdressingrodney
High tide start.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06
stuart100 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Claire Graham, Lee Mcinnes.
Kyuzo - AltLd - Jun/06 with Hal Watts
hal - Jun/06
bridging start and amazing exposure on pitch 3
GrahamHP - AltLd O/S - 31/May/06 with Tony Walentowicz
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 29/May/06 with Steve Berry, Norman Wright
Hidden - Lead - 13/May/06
Hidden - AltLd β - 18/Jun/05
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/05 with Alex Gaastra
Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/04
Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/04
Hidden - Lead - 30/May/04
Paz - AltLd O/S - Feb/04 with JS
Hidden - Lead - 2004
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/03
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003
Scotsken - 2003
Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2003
DerwentDiluted - AltLd - Aug/02 with Laurie Smith
hard to start
nickdonohue - Lead - May/02 with Kath Donohue
One of my all time favourites.
Red Leader - AltLd O/S - Sep/01
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/01
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/01
BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 09/Jun/01 with Duncan Bender
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/May/01
oscaig - AltLd O/S - Sep/00 with Steve Reeves
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/00
Hidden - 03/Aug/00
tapley - Lead - 05/Jul/00 with Simon Tapley, Alison Tapley
Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000
Boxy - AltLd - 28/Aug/99 with Jon H
Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/99
colin milton - AltLd - 15/Mar/99 with eric milton
andy_pemberton - 1999
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/98
Why only **?
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Aug/98 with Debbie Wilkinson
With Dave Mountford.
stokienomad - Lead O/S - Jul/98
timreynolds - Lead - 02/May/98 with Paul Bastiaiens
Raggar - AltLd - 08/Mar/97 with Andy J
belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/96
Budge - AltLd O/S - Aug/95 with Adrian Fox
michael burrows - Solo - 27/Jul/95
colin milton - AltLd - 18/Mar/95 with eric milton
TobyA - Lead O/S - Sep/94 with Olly
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/94
timreynolds - Lead - 28/May/94
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 09/May/94 with WW
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/92 with Adrian Draper
alan moore - 1990
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/89
Iain Thow - AltLd - 06/Apr/88 with Steve Ball
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/87
Richard Weller - Solo - 25/May/85
malc - 2nd - 09/Apr/84
ill_bill - AltLd - Apr/83
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 09/Apr/82 with Mike Harber
Richard Weller - AltLd - Apr/82 with Richard White
DDDD - 1982
Halfway up pitch 1 Keith leading shouted "there's a big one coming!", I looked seawards and was immediately swept away underwater - fortunately belayed I surfaced in a slot and continued my duties as my noble leader continued upwards !
rogerskews - AltLd - 10/Aug/80 with Keith Jenkins
jmr - AltLd - 26/May/80 with Bob Howard
Steve Lenartowicz - 1980
Hidden - Lead - 1978
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 05/Jun/77
RichardMc - AltLd - 08/Apr/77 with Dave Langmead
Simon cook - May/76
Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 05/Apr/76 with John Broadwell
Paul Clarke - 1976 with Mike Lynch, FMC
Nigel Bond - Lead - 11/Apr/74 with Alan