Ran out the first half a bit far for my liking and wish I kept some bigger gear for the top, but a lovely traverse and finish through the roof crack. The massive hold hidden in the crack was a nice surprise.
Henry.Todman - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14
Hidden - TR O/S - 04/Sep/14
Came off the overhang and couldn't get back on correct route.
StaffsAndy - 2nd dnf - 09/Jul/14
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Andy Dale
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jul/14
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Andrew Gilmartin
Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/14
Derek Furze - Lead - 18/Jun/14 with Paul Wheeler
alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Assad Lahlou
Hidden - Lead RP - 14/Jun/14
Pike - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Davey Mac
Woodseats flapjack eater - Lead - 31/May/14 with Tom Hughes
Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/14
Tough VS. Finished with a steep mantle on jugs, think I missed the 'hidden hold' in the crack. Nearly lost a cam to it but thankfully Emily saved it. Shame about the muddy bit in the middle.
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with gaz, Beth
Pretty strenuous, particularly as the last climb of the day!
stevelismore - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Trevor PCC
Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/May/14
Had no gear big enough to protect the final wide crack so opted to traverse off to the left.
georgec - Lead dnf - 17/May/14 with Geoff Thomas
buxtoncoffeelover - 2nd - 15/May/14 with Ralph
One of the best VS's I've done on grit. Had a bit of everything. Felt a bit harrowing climbing upto the overhang.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Nik
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14
Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/14
chrisbussell - Lead - 08/Apr/14 with Tim O'Neill
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Tor Nockles, Jez Gittins
miles01 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Sally Byrne
DaveB61 - Lead - 12/Mar/14 with Mike Dowsett
MikeDowsett - 2nd - 12/Mar/14 with Dave Bankart
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14
chris fox - 03/Mar/14
Hidden - 2014
Tom made unplanned use of belay ledge, and continued on to finish. Wind was howling and final crack was making alarming noises. I found hidden pocket, Tom didn't. Impressed.
KTC - 2014
twildingsteele - 2nd β - Dec/13
Brilliant climb! Definitely ask for beta if new to VS. Chris gave me it in the pub, but he'd forgotten the name of the climb. I only realised after the climb.
OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Tom Wilding-Steele, Alistair Dean
Jeester - 2nd β - 30/Nov/13 with Tom Wilding-Steele, Oliver Ross
guschuck - Lead - 24/Nov/13
danJBA - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13
Unknownbiker - Lead - 06/Oct/13 with Simon Burn
strudles - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13
The finishing move over the overhang is never HS - very committing and powerful, even allowing for the horrible rope drag I created.
AndrewP - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with FelixPeterken
FelixPeterken - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Andrew Peterken
Definitely wouldn't have wanted to face the final overhang as an HS lead (it has the same finish as Crack and Corner).
Amber Chaloner - 2nd dog - 28/Sep/13 with Tim Popplestone
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/13
Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Sep/13
MYox - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with Maia
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13
hotfeet - Lead - 14/Sep/13 with James, David Hammond
adamashcroft - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13
Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/13
Karl Wooffindin - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Andrew Deacon
oodie72 - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/13 with Alex Pond
chancer - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Iain Gray
Very good route. Awkward, well-protected start. Getting over the bulge a bit higher up is a bit annoying due to the certain prospect of hitting the big ledge below in case of a fall. The diagonal corner above and the finish are both awesome. Be sure to keep some really big gear until last, for nothing else will go...
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Mike
last route of the day no energy for the strenuous crack. escaped left and up, traversed back for the gear, then completed route
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Peter
thomaspomfrett - Lead - 15/Jul/13
Robnort - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with jim cochayne
Good holds, with an dd top out onto the ledge. Classic climbing for the 2nd pitch!
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with Paul Sherman
Neil Henson - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Graham Robinson
Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/13
sara n - AltLd rpt - 06/May/13 with Carl Bauer
Guy Wilson - 19/Apr/13 with Plum
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with John Puddephatt
TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Jen Durden
JenDurden - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with TiffTiff
Hidden - 2013
HarryB - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Al
Thinker01 - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12
Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Tom Adams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12
beth.westonhoward - 2nd - 30/Sep/12 with Lizzie
Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Chris Vanderz
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12
Tala M - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12
daviesp2 - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Greg Richards
Matt10 - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with ldadams
bullybones - Lead - 05/Sep/12 with Neil, Dave Garnett
nic42 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with josh
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12
Andy Hardy - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12
1st pitch only
Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12
lcullum7 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Dave Lomax
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12
Bit of a nightmare. Struggled on first crack so wimped off to left and failed to find the top hidden hold - nobody told me about it!
Babika - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12 with Charles Leek
tsl42 - Lead dnf - Jul/12 with Andy
.In 2 pitches.The bulge at top of first pitch good 4c if you go direct- and final flake/bulge probably only 4b but with commiting moves may feel harder.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Bob/Nic
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/12 with Paul Deane, Dan Chadfield
Led as one pitch. Some procrastination under the roof until 'surprised' by the big jug... still quite an airy finish
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Paul Anker
Joemanglerocks - 2nd - 27/May/12 with TimKnight
Great jams at the start. Done in two pitches.
yarrow - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Mark C
sara n - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Andrew Gardiner
ash longreach - 2nd - Feb/12 with jim
Led as one pitch to roof at top but had run out of big gear so would have been very bold, backed off.
Ross.Cooper - Lead dnf - 15/Jan/12 with Robin Wilson
PAJames - 2012
Hidden - 2012
DanChad - 2nd O/S - 2012 with Paul Deane, Chris Murray
Hidden - Lead - 20/Nov/11
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Nov/11
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Nov/11
got too pumped at the start (and from other climbs), couldn't continue. for shame!
GermanAlex - Lead dnf - 29/Oct/11
Lead first pitch
gingerwolf - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Glenn
Lead 2nd pitch
Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with TomBond
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/11
First multi-pitch instructor lead. Finished up Crack and corner.
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11
fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11
Hidden - TR - 25/Aug/11
Skell - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Jules
Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11
I got to the massive ledge and packed it in walking off the gully to the side then Pete led it, climbing was lovely and flowing but my head-game took me off this route
Blurgy319 - 2nd RP - 03/Jul/11 with Peter Williams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Nathaelle Bouttes
Started well and made use of the belay stance to reduce drag. Lesson learnt I didn't read guide book and didn't have any big gear for the final move also didn't find the 'surprising hold' until my second pointed it out! a bold finish to say the least, high fall potential but enjoyable. Dan led second pitch.
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd RP - 16/Jun/11 with Dan L
stronglikebear - AltLd - 16/Jun/11 with Johnny B Diggerman
Bit of a struggle at the start (maybe 4c) after that all fairly nice and straight forward, good fun up the slanting crack/slab and traverse to just below final moves... then desperate search for the hidden hold begins! Was about to go for it without hold until someone shouted up directions from below! Thanks to that man!
andyjirvin - Lead β - 15/Jun/11
mol - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with Jesse
Dave Mahon - Lead - May/11 with Rob Munday
tasmat - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Jay
benwhit - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11
JT climbed this in one & did top move without hidden hold & gear by his feet. Route was extremely fun on second, and gibbered not a little on top move.
NB Pixel - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with JT
Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Christian Turford
alias dave - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Sam.EB
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Thomas Geh
Gibbs - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Paul G
VS!!!! The final move was 5a anyday!! Good route worthy of 2 stars.
Alistair Bown - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11
John Mckeating - 2011
adam 24 - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - 2011
eazyclimbing - AltLd O/S - 26/Nov/10 with hoppo
givemetea - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Martin Oldham
The top bit was easier after I found the 'surprising' hold, but it was still a bit of a struggle.
smolders - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Roslyn
excellent fun. Found the hidden hole.
epic ed - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Pete
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Stephen Fey
stratandrew - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10
dja - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Andy Smith
Alistair Corbett - 2nd - 10/Jul/10
I led first pitch....another ledge tamed!
Ky - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Crucko
hellboundblr - 2nd - 23/Jun/10 with John Bayliss
enjoyable, maybe went too left on bulge
john_ni - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Bryan Lewis
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Jun/10
Wish I had paid more attention to the guide book. Didn't leave any big cams for the end of the climb. Wouldn't of finished if I hadn't found the secret pocket for the last move. A little scary without protection!
radioactivekid - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Katherine
Garron - Lead O/S - 31/May/10
kermit_uk - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Steve Woolass
sgl0jd - Lead - 22/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10
Couldn't get the last move.
Keenb - Lead dnf - 15/May/10 with Duncan Bell
nice route , fun finish
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with maxkellock
lots of drag if done in 1 pitch!
maxkellock - 2nd O/S - 05/May/10
Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/May/10
rylett - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Adam Ashworth
GF - 2010
Phil PBC - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 2010
Ken Taylor - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Oct/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09
ianjfsutcliffe - 2nd β - 25/Sep/09 with Smudge
Mike W - Solo - 22/Aug/09
Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/09 with Trevor
climbing_wiggy - Lead dog - 16/Aug/09 with Mary
mary - 2nd - 16/Aug/09 with Paul
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09
stvey - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/09 with Jay_Kay
tontopink - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09
SimonBrown - Lead β - 14/Jun/09 with Tom Grindey
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/09
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/09
cooper leek - AltLd rpt - Apr/09 with crucko
dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/09
Mr Wild - Solo - 2009
Col Kingshott - Lead - 2009
Hidden - 2009
danm - Lead - 06/Oct/08
Lead the first pitch, enjoyed the powerful first moves up the crack. Belayed higher than the guidebook suggested which split the route more evenly. Final moves around the overhanging bulge felt a lot harder than 4b.
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Martin Parmiter
springything - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Kyle Wood
pepperpot - AltLd dog - 15/Aug/08 with Ralph Atkinson
Led second pitch, only found one jug on the roof bit. Pretty hard.
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08
i led first pitch
tiga271 - AltLd - 08/Aug/08 with mark20
Neil Henson - 2nd - 30/Jul/08 with Graham Robinson
Oceanic - 26/Apr/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08
Didn't save any big gear for the top, woops.
igneouscarl - Lead dnf - 17/Feb/08 with Robert Jones
daveagriff - Lead - 2008
Goose4 - Lead O/S - 2008
Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07
Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/07
alanw - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Tom R
Jesse Dufton - Lead - Sep/07 with Nick Lambert
ashleylist - Aug/07 with Tamsin Collins
Richie Rich - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Pete Colley
pelvoux - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Dominique B, Rosalind
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/07
bob3141 - Lead - 28/Apr/07 with Oliver Mentz
khawk - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with WH
littledave - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Ian Parkhouse
Maciek - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with P.J.
Hard getting off second belay
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Mar/07 with simon blythe
Couldn't find the secret hold! Grrrr!!!
SamStrong - Lead dnf - 11/Mar/07 with Greg Kieckhefer
Looking around for ages on the last crux movement, then some guy shouted "Big Jug", found it and hauled my self over with some enormous rope drag that nearly pulled me belt off. Sling the flake just before crux for more safety. I didnt!?
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/07 with Matt Thombs
deanroberts - Lead O/S - 2007
Diggler - Lead - 2007
Hidden - Lead - 2007
took time to find the secret jug at the top...
markju - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with tom
Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/06
wet start, a nice climb but trust must be given to the footholds.
ungracefulathlete - 2nd dog - 05/Sep/06 with Jamie
Stig - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Col Allott - Lead - 06/Aug/06 with Alex Sturrock
Lead by Dave Love
jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Dave Love and Samian
Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 28/Jun/06 with Gareth Mayhead
dan gibson - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/06
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/May/06 with Ross Lambert
Marvino - Lead - 11/May/06 with Rach + Darren
Bit scarey but great climb. Final top out was a bit hairy until you find the big jug!
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - Apr/06 with Marvino and Darren
dan gibson - 2006
jackiechimp - 2006
John Lisle - 2006
ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 24/Sep/05 with John Inkpen
dk247 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Neil Gregory
AngelaC - Lead - 30/Aug/05 with Dieter Cole
LoopyLou - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Helen Lear
Great fun, especially for Al's impression of "The Thing"
Chris the Tall - Lead - Jun/05 with Alan Selby
OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 27/May/05 with Steve Mount
Hidden - 2005
Lev - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/04 with Paul Martin
donkster - Lead O/S - Oct/04 with trigg
Lev - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/04
Fierce start, "rolling" exit
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 03/May/04 with John Marsland
ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Shona D'arcy
Chesh - Lead - 2004 with Diamond Dave
Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/03 with Zeff
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/02
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 15/May/02 with PeteD
DerwentDiluted - AltLd - 29/Mar/02 with J. Ellson
platt2000 - Lead - 2002
Hidden - Lead - 2000
antroy - Lead - 15/May/99
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/99
Hidden - Solo - 12/Oct/97
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 1997 with uni club
Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/95 with A Lewington
Hidden - 2nd - 1995
brady - Lead - 1995 with John Cameron
Iain Thow - Lead - 28/Apr/94 with Rosy Wright
stokienomad - Lead - 06/Jul/93
dodders - 29/Jun/92
Roget - Solo O/S - 01/May/90
andrew300169 - 1990
leland stamper - Lead RP - 13/Jun/81
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980
RichardMc - AltLd - 01/May/77 with Dave Langmead
rogerskews - 1976
Mark Kemball - Solo - 1975
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/71 with Debbie Wilkinson