Fern Crack** S 4b
[Steve (C.) seconding Tony on Fern Crack, 2 kb]18m. Excellent. A boulder problem start gains the crack right of the arete, then follow this (thread) to a ledge on the left - and mantel onto a higher ledge, stance. Move left round the arete and climb the easy green groove on shelving holds. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, 100 Western Grit Stars, Roaches w sobote? :), Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner.

Photo: Steve (C.) seconding Tony on Fern Crack © Steve Pardoe
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Andrew Abraham - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/14 with Ky

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/14

matt.stevenson - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/14

mr random - Lead - 27/Sep/14 with olly

net - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with Ann (PC)

Sciguy - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with John Wilson

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/14

mrdigitaljedi - Lead - 03/Sep/14 with stokienomad

Gibbo - Lead - 02/Sep/14 with Joe (Bike Shop)

Joe_88 - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

StaffsAndy - Lead - 20/Aug/14

alex thackway - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Dave m

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/14 with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14

Prof. Outdoors - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Jane, Wendy

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/14

swoollock - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14

gavster - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with ruth, rob

Rob Royle - 2nd - 15/Jul/14 with Ruth, Gav

Ruthie - 2nd - 15/Jul/14 with Rob Royle, Gavin

Loved the first pitch, great start, pleasure to lead! Second pitch kind of let's it down, but still a lovely route all in all. Well worth a go!
adamkitson - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 01/Jul/14

scary finish as was as green as hell but a bommer thread to protect before
jjsk8a - Jul/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/14

Jamie Skelton - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Nicky Brierley

08nbrierley - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/14 with jamie

TGreen - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Tom Green

HVD in The Roaches guidebook, Severe in Rockfax. I'd Say HVD...but, my style of climbing!
RichardLeggett - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Mike Reynolds

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/14

jmasson91 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Neil burgess

beakerburgess - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Jonathon Masson

MatthewH - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Emily P

Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Sam Riley, Ceara

Ceara - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Sam Riley, Andrew

Powerful start but really good climb.
beeney - 2nd - 17/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/14

Jake Howard - 2nd β - 04/May/14 with Tomasz Smith

Tomasz Smith - Lead - 04/May/14 with Jake Howard

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Psych - Lead O/S - May/14

saffy - 2nd - 16/Apr/14

crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Paul Hy - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Andy S

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/14

andy.smythe - Lead - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/14

HannahC - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Jo Smith

Interesting start, Chris led
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with John Lewis, Chris Gardner

Dave Rumney - 09/Mar/14 with Tanya Milner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14

Psych - Lead O/S - Mar/14

Sadly, due to an error in judgment -spending too long trying to protect the beginning of the route, I got tired and had to rest. Should have gone a bit higher and then protect it.
natalio - Lead dog - 26/Feb/14 with Ali

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Not the highest grade I've ever climbed but my favourite climb to lead. Proud of this one. Led P 1.
AndyRogers - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/13 with ianlaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/13

Very nice. Shame it was so wet today.
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/13 with andrew(willy)wilson, casey johns

casey johns - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/13 with Andrew willie wilson, luke glaister

poeter210 - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Jason Kleine

kleinej - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Peter Ocampo

Siobhan McGowan - Lead - 06/Oct/13

Adomas - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

bullybones - Solo - 28/Sep/13

Jenks82 - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Jason Smeeth

hotfeet - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with David Hammond

jason smeeth - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Jenks82

StaffsAndy - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13

Cool bouldering start
Mayaculpa - Lead - 27/Aug/13 with Chris Gudgeon

Gudge - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Mike Unwin

theomoore - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

Went straight over the small roof instead of heading left. Interesting little boulder problem in the sky, the ledge is completely flat and featureless!
lcullum7 - AltLd - 25/Aug/13 with Dave Lomax

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/13 with Laura

Clean on sight. Thuggy boulder style start leads to a rest and gear, then a thin, off balance (but well protected) mid section leads to an easy finish.
Landy_Dom - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Mike Bailey

nacmacfeeglexx08 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Dominic Gallagher

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/13

00B4YLI5500 - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with David Wilson

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/13 with Claire D

Double Knee Bar - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13

ClaireD - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Paul Hyland

Ala the 'cat' Piatkowska - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with Stuart

Can't understand all the votes for severe. HVD tops.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 16/Jul/13 with Dave Ackerley

JDSwain - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with ollie wragg

Nij - TR O/S - 13/Jul/13

blackholesun - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

stokienomad - Lead - 06/Jul/13

Good start, shame it peters out a bit when it wanders out left.
Nick Russell - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Simon

lucyh - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with James Pomeroy

Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Lucy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

B4tgirl - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Tony

Blueso - 2nd - 05/Jul/13 with Anna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13

Stuart_Burbidge - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/13

great start....boulder roblem....just pull, pull, pull
rockmaverick - Lead - Jul/13 with Ala 'the Cat' Piatkowska

Sam Hockley - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Heather Mungin, Brian Taylor

ruthonbike - Lead dog - 19/Jun/13 with Josh, Rowan Shaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

JenEvans - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with chris vanderhoven

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/13

Paul Hy - 2nd rpt - 22/May/13 with Dave E

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

jasonpm - Lead rpt - 04/May/13 with Tony

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13

pumpy with good protection points
ragabond007 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13

JM0rrison - 21/Apr/13

Paraicj - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

ellmang - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

nice start
franckNW - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Lead as one pitch (big mistake) had massive rope drag for second half. Felt very sketchy as it was wet, but plenty of solid gear going.
TJ Mather - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Robbie Lander

Tamarah - 24/Feb/13

UnkArl - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Debbie

Sue Underwood - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Max Biden

robertmctague - Solo O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

I lead P1, rob did P2. Very fun start, well protected throughout. Slippery when wet/mossy but adds to the adventure.
Sam Maher - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with Rob Davis

John Holden - 2nd β - 13/Oct/12 with Mike Tinnion

Lauren Davies - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Gideon Mordecai

gidmord - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Lauren Davies

Shaw Brown - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Judith Neaves

Hidden - 2nd RP - 29/Sep/12

I led the first pitch, John did the second.
terri mc - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with John

Led second pitch
'The Potts' - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with terri mc

67hours - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Becky H

Becky H - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with George Cave

dsgarner - TR O/S - 25/Aug/12

Dawn_K_B - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Michael Wathen

Bede - Lead - 28/Jul/12 with Mark Cunnington

MarkCunnington - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Adam Baker

kez1 - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/12 with rob rendle

Top rope self belay
solfreak - 27/May/12

Committed pullups required at start, but levels off into nice climbing
tomkhoward - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Wanda Groenewald

Great bouldery start and good severe climbing above.
treg - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Beka

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/12

Morwood - 2nd - 21/May/12 with gillywillyhoo

gillywillyhoo - Lead - 21/May/12 with James Morwood

with Lincon Kev
liverpooldave - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

hellboundblr - Lead - 20/May/12 with Richard Savage

KevInLincoln - 2nd - 20/May/12 with liverpooldave

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Ben, Sam

LauraCadman - 2nd - 13/May/12

Clive Dean - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Laura Cadman

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 12/May/12 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/12

riff156 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Jo Smith

Great route! Soggy when we did it.
Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Pete Staves

RichyBOYY - Lead - 06/Apr/12 with Oli Knowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12

davegardner - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Darrell Read - Lead rpt - 17/Mar/12 with William Moore

becoming-stranger - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Beth Mc

beth_may - 2nd - 17/Mar/12 with Will Pope

Duncan 88 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12

Jenny Clarke - 2nd - Mar/12 with dave

zach.stone - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Will Caesar - Lead O/S - 2012 with Rob Caesar

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/11

Andyp89 - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/11

p_won - Lead - Dec/11 with Rob Ceasar

mister3able - TR O/S - 05/Nov/11

GC - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Peter Williams

Blurgy319 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Mark Freestone

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Mark Amyes

Needed a helping hand (on the a**) to get over the inital over hang
kirsten - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with alessandro tentori

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/11

marcoleptic - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/11

Hedley - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Roger Lord

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11

Alessandro Tentori - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Kirsten Donovan

Adderbury Climber - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Kez

Howard J - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/11 with Suzi Hughes, Dave Goodman

Goody - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/11 with Howard Jones, Suzie Hughes

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with anna newberry, andrew funnell

AndyFunnell - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with katherinesydney

Marq - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Aurore, Ugly Kid Jo

kez1 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with ian gunn

DanT - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Nic Marrs

andycooper - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with nomi

Matt led P1, I lead P2. I went left up the groove, not sure if it should have been right.
valentinesbabe - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Matt Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/11

Nathancoward - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Anta Misina

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with mike doyle, margaret

Lallylandslider - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with michael burrows

Dan led it. Quite strenuous for a VD on very good jugs, and well protected.
Stevie_R - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with dan brown

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

jaxxman - 2nd β - 01/Jul/11 with Dave Wheeler

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11

Anta Misina - Lead - Jul/11

difficult start but it is easier afterwards.
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Ian

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Sandra & Pascal

rockjedi - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Danny Ryder

ross brinson - Lead - 07/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11

PeteArcher - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Clare

Stuart William - Solo O/S - 25/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/11

tomturrell - Lead O/S - 15/May/11

James Goodwin - Lead rpt - 07/May/11 with Tom Parkin

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/11

mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Mike Smith

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

tgeh - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with dan geh

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/11

Easy start, tricky middle to finish. Weather was dry but very windy and chilly.
mrginna - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Emma Campbell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/11

naughtybadboy - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with John Shelley

Fun moves on cool rock to start.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Laurie, Amelia

happy_c - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11

dpitt83 - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with mike dillworth

CRiddiford - 2nd - 19/Mar/11 with Sarah, Oli H

davenev - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Mr Badger

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/11

Interesting start, more like a bouldering problem than a normal climb, very nice once on flake, hardest part was the mantle shelf onto the ledge since the only dry (and non-slimey and slippery) area was occupied by my belayer and the rope
James Goodwin - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Sarah Rothwell

nice
Steven Andrews - Lead - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

dillsupertramp - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with philip hughes

pord - 01/Jan/11

JG - 2011

heeley - 2011

Hidden - 2nd β - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Danny Bags - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Matthew Robinson - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/10

Blisco - 2nd - 31/Oct/10 with Rikki Price

Montecore - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with David Gruar

r.greaves - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with Heather Eyre

sian88 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10

marshy_88 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with daneil rylett

Done as 2 pitches. Mark lead first followed by me then Kev, Kev lead second pitch followed by me then Mark.
Peeley.b - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman

krikoman - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with 1_Kev Gibbs, Neil Peeley

Nice clean lead, tricky start for a VDiff.
mmalbon - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with James, Simon

enrogue - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Sally

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Caroline Hammond

R77 - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Mark

lovely climb. bouldery start - take a mat
RachaelB - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with jon youles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/10

Double Knee Bar - Lead β - 10/Aug/10 with Iain

gravity - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Manik

Very pleasant. Extremely well protected.
manik - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Toby Knight

SteWatkins - Aug/10

igneouscarl - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

DaNo123 - Lead - 11/Jul/10 with ian

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/10

really struggled with the bouldering start - but enjoyed the rest
Sianny - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/10

guido - AltLd - Jul/10

cj1970 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

Brilliant climb. Really enjoyed it. Having a couple of slings helps and you can climb it in 2 pitches if you want.
Shane-Smith - Lead - 21/Jun/10 with Tiff

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/10

Nice easy climb. Should of done in two pitches as as we got bad rope drag.
radioactivekid - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Katherine

ricky6386 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Cliff

thebullmaster - Lead - 13/Jun/10 with Hayley

Hayles - 2nd - 13/Jun/10 with kris bull

Bobling - Lead - 12/Jun/10 with Andy

hazeysunshine - 2nd - 11/Jun/10 with Dave

Andy DJ - Lead - 04/Jun/10 with CHASETRAILBUILDA

2nd by my mum, her first route climbed outside in about 30yrs! Seems she may have the bug again :)
saalty - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with eddy

Viks - TR - 31/May/10 with jaks, Pete

gets HVD 4b in new BMC guide!! definitely Severe though. Excellent route though!
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

Nice climb, easy top section.
Kingsjester - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Steph, Simon Ledward

Sparrowmonkey - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Ben De

Climbed with Jo
Ben.De - Lead - 22/May/10

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10 with Richard Williams

Went off route (Have to spend more time looking at the Guide book!) But when I got back on route this was excellent. A Great Bouldery start.
Snowboy - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

mullermn - Solo O/S - 01/May/10

Seconded it, though would quite liked to have lead it. Always next time.
pffft - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10 with Andrew Bangs

Luke seconded. I failed to extend gear properly, resulting in horrible rope drag. Found it very hard to pull in the slack once I was at the top.
Andrew Bangs - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Luke Vincent

ianslade - Lead β - May/10 with Tim Price

start just like being at the bouldering wall. Great rouet
gilbert - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with Andy Holder

andrusht84 - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with colin egar

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Erica

gingergeorge - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with 15oth trg

erica - 2nd - 24/Apr/10 with John

Cracking bouldering start, nice juggy holds up to the 1st mantle
Spidermunkie - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10

Neil Metcalfe101 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Phil 'the Duke'

Hidden - Lead - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

sam coward - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/10 with Andy

neilpotter - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10

MontyH - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with lee

Big Steve C - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Sammi

Stepanek - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Jake Lodge

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Chris Stepanek

The mantleshelf on this route was totally verglassed. Possibly the hardest and least conventional move i've ever done on lead? V8 at least :)
sgl0jd - 17/Feb/10

keith leonard - 2010

GF - 2010

Phil PBC - 2010

Ebarnes - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Domin - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 2010

SHCS - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 2010

bavarianGaz - Lead β - 28/Oct/09 with Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Gaz

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/09

Bobbyonrock - Lead rpt - Oct/09 with Sparkles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

I've come to the conclusion is is amazing :D
Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 27/Sep/09

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/09 with luke, Rayan

DomWatson - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09

Daymo - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Joe

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/09

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Neil

Andrew Lester - Lead - 10/Sep/09

Hidden - TR β - 06/Sep/09

Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Chris Bailey

flyboy86 - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/09

prwalker - Lead - 30/Aug/09 with Mike Pigram

AlastairB - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Sarah Ford, Dave (Stafford climbing club)

Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Tracey

One of the best climbs i have ever done really enjoyable it, i tried to climb over the overhang at the end instead of the traverse but its to flat on the top.
Mitch1990 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09

cliffy - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Andrew Combes

mint climb well fun, good start! will go back to do again soon!
axeman - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09 with grace

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09

Alfredo - Solo - 12/Jul/09

sam coward - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Helen and Rupe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09

Really enjoyable climb with good start move. Pleased to do a nice clean lead of this after lots of faffing round last time!
mmalbon - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with Mick

and ryan
Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with michael doyle

method - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with kevin, kirsty

frume - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Dan Bluck

Glennjoe - TR O/S - 01/Jun/09

nathanroberts89 - Lead β - Jun/09

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - Jun/09

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 31/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09

deanr - Lead O/S - 29/May/09

neilpotter - TR O/S - 27/May/09

A Downing - Lead rpt - 23/May/09 with Dan & Gaz

bavarianGaz - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Andy and Dan

Big Steve - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Karen

ChrisBigwood - Lead - 09/May/09 with Lee Eccles, Mark Rowe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09

chri55ie - 2nd - 25/Apr/09 with Mike Hough

Lower bit great, top section horrible and slimy in the rain. Does a fleece-assisted mantleshelf count as a point of aid?
mike_hough_uk - Lead - 25/Apr/09 with chri55ie

katiep - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

John Tanner - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Matt Smith

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with John Tanner

Cocked up the ropes and ended up with a massive rope drag, doh! Didn't realise that it goes so far around!
Katya - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Iain

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/09 with stewart murray

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/09

petellis - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Jenny Clarke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09

jwpil - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/09 with Mat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Had a bit of a mare on the boulder problem at the bottom but made it after several attempts. Rest of the route was great!
Jen80 - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with Cooper

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09

Jenny Clarke - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Pete

hcooper - Lead - Mar/09 with Jennifer Slack

Hidden - Lead rpt - 2009

koopa - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/08

asmith37 - Lead rpt - 29/Dec/08 with Dave & Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/08

MagnusL - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/08 with Tim and Tamela

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/08

I started leading it but got tired after placing the first piece of gear, then Simon lead through. It was very green on the higher parts fo the climb. We exited through the chimney above inverted staircase.
mmalbon - 2nd - 19/Oct/08 with Mick and Simon

Best done as 2 pitches if using a single rope. We did it as 1 and got rope jammed. Good climb though.
Conor1 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with John Bond

asmith37 - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with Dave Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08

daviesp2 - 2nd - 21/Sep/08

Darren Frudd - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Simon Ellis

SGD - Lead - 24/Aug/08 with Jenny Upright

Steep jug-fest.
mark20 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08

tiga271 - 2nd - 08/Aug/08 with mark20

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Steve, Su

LeighAdams - Lead - 28/Jul/08 with Eddie Banks

siah - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with gavin nixon

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/08

Dux - Lead - 23/Jul/08 with Andy Smith

Tom Robinson - 2nd - 20/Jul/08 with Alex Porter

Very very good route
alexporter - AltLd - 20/Jul/08 with Tom Robinson

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/08

With Helen Severn
Howard J - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/08 with Richard Bonheyo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08

Col Allott - Lead - 23/Jun/08 with Alexandra Sturrock

sarah87 - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08

George Bassant - Lead - 07/Jun/08 with Pam Waud

jcurley - 2nd - 06/Jun/08 with Malcolm rr

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Chris Smith

mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 18/May/08 with chri55ie

chri55ie - Lead - 18/May/08 with Mike Hough

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/08

Climbed as single pitch- watch out for rope drag.Bottom of climb excellent- finish was green wet and horrible- but easy to protect.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with Bob/Nic

thrutch - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

dprctr - Lead O/S - May/08

brew_guru - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with gareth jones

gaz_jones - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/08

hapymike - Lead - 04/Apr/08

started in twilight, got to ledge in darkness. went out cave on inverted staircase, ripped my poshe tresspass jacket. ;-(
ungracefulathlete - 2nd dnf - 01/Apr/08 with Jonathan

pepperpot - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/08 with Duane

skittles - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Sam Arnold

Greasy and grean after ledge of inverted staircase
Simon_87 - Lead - 05/Mar/08

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

lazydaizy24 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

carl_coop - 2nd O/S - 2008 with George Best

LP - 2008

gingergeorge - Lead - 2008 with carl_coop

MikeDowsett - Lead - 2008 with Kris Scheinkonig

A nice wet misty morning, probably the perfect condition for the swimming pool of a mantleshelf (and Jons fist outdoor climb).
Lev - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Rob Horton & Jon Crouch

tomboyle - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with simon boyle

Blisco - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Paul Crafter

RichardBilly - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Matt Bishop

avirdee - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Dave Manwaring

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/07

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/07 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 23/Sep/07 with PaulGreenhead

jcurley - 2nd - 07/Sep/07 with Horace

popov86 - Lead - Sep/07

pepperpot - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/07

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Tim

jonny5 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Alix Blockley

Nice bouldery start shame the second half was so much easier than the first section.
Chris Harding - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Ben Hollands

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Andy Winter

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with John Nesbitt

David Robinson - Lead - 05/Aug/07

dja - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/07 with pippa

halhorner - 2nd - 15/Jul/07 with Jim Saunders

mic_b - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Fruitcake 72

fruitcake72 - 2nd - 14/Jul/07 with mic_b and mrsbate

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/07

Great undercut, committing boulder start with huge jugs. You could use the chimney on the 2nd pitch of "inverted staircase" as an alternate finish to the easy green ledge finish.
paulerussell - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Calum and Andrew

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/07

Brilliant boulder problem start... no backing down after that!
Julia Chatterton - Solo - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

lead must
camillaclifford - 2nd - 26/May/07 with Kirsten Campbell

Allan Young - Lead O/S - 13/May/07 with Steve Turner

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/07

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/07 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 30/Apr/07 with Colin Angus

Zoomer - 2nd - 28/Apr/07 with Nobby Clarke

donkster - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/07

skolvikking - Lead - 13/Apr/07

mutemusic - 2nd - Apr/07 with Gaz Hopkins

simonw1 - 2nd - 24/Mar/07 with Heather Lewis

Did as one pitch which turned fun at the last set of moves, had to untie from one rope as it got stck way back when! Second pitch of it was fairly pointless but the first pitch is amazing!
hallex - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Lucy Benson

sce8 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Neil and Gemma

Gem29 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07

cem - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/07

petellis - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with miles

Very steep and strenous for the grade at the start and horrendously green top section. Good expedition! Did as one pitch.
Irk the Purist - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/07

Birdo - 2007 with Dave Bird

Hidden - Lead - 2007

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 2007

Paul lead the first pitch with its beautiful start. I took over and lead the second pitch to the top. I use the word lead in the loosest possible sense, as i only bothered to place one bit of pro! Start is great, middle good, and the end is like climbing a ladder. Not recommended in the wet - very slimy.
doughboy_swiftandsure - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/06 with Paul Graves (HOPS)

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with James Baker

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/06

david morse - Solo - 01/Oct/06

EAYL - Lead - 19/Sep/06 with Peak

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/06

Realy nice route, would have been worth doing a realy naff top part just for that start, what a way to get established!! (nb, top part is also nice)
pottsworth - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/06 with Sue (headjam)

good
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Mark Moody

Excellent climb. Quite a tricky start and strenuous in places, but great holds. Absoluteley loved it. Led second pitch, my first lead.
rachelwheatcroft - AltLd - 10/Jul/06 with Marvino

Mike Turner - Solo - 08/Jul/06

Marvino - Lead - 06/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06

had to do it because of last time there!
KeithW - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Corky

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/06

a_d_tru - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Matt

Dux - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Premal

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/06

Quite a nice little route!
Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Kev and Alan

Icy mantleshelf
kevinknights - 2nd - 04/Mar/06 with Alan Sage, Matt Jones

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/06

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/06 with claire salter

John Lisle - 2006

mwh - Lead rpt - 29/Oct/05 with Piers, Mike

Only VDiff, but the scariest VD ever when soloing
Steve Banham - Solo rpt - 29/Oct/05

FrankW - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/05 with Laura

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05

Seconded first pitch, led second pitch
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - AltLd - 20/Aug/05 with Graham Foster

LoopyLou - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Helen Lear

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jun/05

thompson1000 - 21/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

mark s - 2005

Jamie Brown - Lead O/S - 2005 with Craig

kevin - Lead O/S - 2005 with Yvonne

franny - 2005 with Mark Wilkins

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 2005

MagnusL - 2nd O/S - Dec/04 with My mate Mike

r0b - Solo - 10/Oct/04

Rampikino - Lead - 10/Oct/04 with Liz Hay

KarlH - 2nd - 05/Sep/04 with Richard Kershaw

KarlH - 2nd - 05/Sep/04 with Richard Kershaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/04

sce8 - Lead O/S - 15/May/04

Excellent overhang.
Darrell Read - 2nd - 24/Apr/04

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/04

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2004

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Daz

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/03

thetourist - Lead - 17/Jul/03

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/03

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 03/May/03 with Shona D'arcy

Hidden - May/03

John Eley - Lead O/S - May/03

Gd route
kevinknights - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with some students

Hopevalleypaul - Lead - 2003 with Mike C

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - 2003

Dave Mason - 2nd O/S - Nov/02 with Trev Tatler

Howard J - Lead rpt - 06/May/02 with Rachel James

Gustav - Lead O/S - 2002 with Adam bro

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2002

platt2000 - Lead - 2002

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 2002

Andy Say - Solo - 30/May/01

Russell Flynn - Solo O/S - 23/May/01

Howard J - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/00 with Jeff Burgum

Katie Weston - 2nd - Aug/00

sixties - Lead - 08/Jun/00 with hrd

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/00

Russell Flynn - Lead O/S - 13/May/00

tlr - Lead - 2000

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2000 with Clare

Sometime in the early 2000s
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2000 with Carmen

Gorgeous undercut start, world-class jugs;slimy later, I led through 2nd pitch With Ant Roy http://www.pardoes.nildram.co.uk/pages/roaches.htm
Steve Pardoe - AltLd - 23/Oct/99 with Youarsey / NWF Posse (uk.rec.climbing)

julian allen - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/99

julian allen - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/99

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/99

FrankW - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/99 with Laura

Martyn - 1999

Dom Whillans - 1999

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

Hidden - Solo - 12/Oct/97

smudge - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/96

Tony Buckley - Lead - Jul/96

EddieA - Solo O/S - 04/May/96

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/96

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/95

brady - 1995 with John Cameron

alan moore - 1995

Duncan Bourne - Solo - 07/Oct/94

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 22/May/94 with Steve Webster

Scott McRae - Solo O/S - 14/May/94

stokienomad - Lead - 13/Aug/92

Fiskavaig - Lead - 1992

rough date
Dave Mountford - 1992 with Damon Heath

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 23/May/91 with John Stainforth

Martyn - Lead O/S - 1991

L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/90

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/May/90

Raggar - Lead - 02/Apr/90

OMSKB - Lead - Apr/90 with Dad

teespaddler - Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

steve prior - Lead - Aug/89 with Rob W

andy@ark - Lead - Sep/88 with College course member

SPD224 - Lead - Jun/88

angry pirate - 1988

Yourlead - Lead - 1988 with Ric Gregory

Hidden - 1988

andy@ark - 2nd - Sep/87 with College course

dodders - Jul/86

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/86

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/Oct/85

Billg - Solo - 01/Jun/85 with Dave Gregory

Tim Bateman - Lead - 16/Apr/85

Howard J - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/84

Mark Kemball - Solo - 13/Mar/84

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 02/May/83 with Lee Bott

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 23/Nov/80 with Zsybshek Kotowicz

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 1980

dangerdave - Lead - 1979 with Nick Elliott

JohnHutch - Lead - 18/Nov/78 with DT

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/May/78 with Martin Crosby

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/78

First ever lead
Richard Weller - Lead - 1978 with Tim Lole

Approx date
Nigel Coe - 1978

Hammy - Solo - 14/Oct/77

babymoac - Solo - 25/Jun/77

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 18/Jan/75 with Mick Papworth

rogerskews - Solo - 1974

Rog Wilko - Lead - Feb/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

tapley - Lead - Mar/70

mikej - Lead - 21/May/69 with Brian Hill

mikej - Solo - 30/Apr/69 with Wil Hurford

Denis Riley. Top roped first
oldmanofmow - Lead - 1955

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