With a direct start via George (George Peel, HVS 5b?). I needed a very tight rope in places on the lower section as the rain had by then begun to set in and make the rock very slippery.
cem - 2nd rpt - 25/Oct/14 with Kirill Spiridonov
Started via George as the traverse start looked a bit chossy. Reading other people's comments it seems to be the common way of doing it. The guidebook description refers to a large tree in the gully. We couldn't find it. It's gone presumably.
Kirill - Lead β - 25/Oct/14 with Charles Moreton
Merlin - 2nd dog - 28/Sep/14 with Jonathon Percival, Dave Tait
Fragmod - 2nd - 01/Jul/14
Tim Rodgers - Lead - 30/Jun/14 with Mike Lea
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/14
petegunn - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Davina
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14
JasTaplin - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Jonathan Wells
J.Wells - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Jasmine Taplin
I lead this with Mike about 10 years ago. Still feels as hard as I remembered it, even seconding.
madasten - 2nd rpt - 31/May/14 with Gaz
ColinD - Lead - 31/May/14 with Craig
john lynch - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Lewis Andrew
Hidden - 2014
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13
Harder than Brutus.Abbed off at lower off.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Martin Haworth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13
Fell off at the start of the traverse, swung a good 6m. Good fun, but meant I didn't get to finish the route.
alp79 - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with Jonny Ashton
thanks to Sam for donating the three star pitch ad taking the choss !!
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13
1st pitch only. The start ramp is overgrown so started direct (as for George) this is possibly 5b. Parts of the traverse are full on for HVS, but not E1!
tatz45 - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Katy Vose
SW P1 - I did P2 (went totally wrong way and had a loose epic)
odox - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Sam Webb
Started up George and linked into one pitch.
GrantB - Lead - 07/Sep/12 with El Bailos
JEP - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/12
Started up George. Pretty strenuous but v good. Remember to move up at the end!
Batt - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Dan
Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Ste Millington
Abbed off after first pitch. Must not have found those good rests as I was pumped to buggery!
stemill - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/12 with Chris Manasseh
Aimed for George, but could not find where to establish its headwall (we later found the topo in RockFax new Peak Limestone guidebook was very wrong!), hence finished on this route (P1), and abbed off. Added a sling for the ab anchors. Judging from the overgrown ground, I guess there was not much traffic in this area lately.
masa-alpin - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Lee P, Andy Rich
Difficult but enjoyable but only reached first belay point, due to sunset. I found entering Crag from the far right hand side was the easiest method and no barbed wire from that angle either.
sshandy - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/12 with Masa
I did the start of George which made it feel quite hard for HVS. Great route though
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with The Doctor
Grand of route, felt pretty hard but i htink i just did half of the moves completely wrong! The yew tree is in a dire state...i climbed up about 4 metres above the yew to a tree which looked vaguely alive. What a pile of crap on that belay! cut all the tat off and get rid of the manky old wires, double bolt belay anyone?
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Martin Kocsis
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with John Brannock
Brannock - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12
PAJames - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
cymjt - 2012
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Oct/11
Just climbed up to the in situ gear and lowered cause it was raining. Superb climb, nice exposure and good gear. Approach is pretty rotten but work it.
climbinmunkey - 02/Oct/11 with Ken, Helen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11
Chris Plant - Lead - Oct/11
Stoney Boy - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Nick Conway
marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Andy Shep
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Mark R
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/11
Might have started up George, which felt quite hard!
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 25/May/11 with Dom
biobuild - 2nd O/S - 23/May/11
Dizz - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with David B
Tim Brookes - Lead - 10/Apr/11
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with john Bramwell
Ahab - 2nd - 02/Oct/10
drysori - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with brannock
Brannock - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/10
felt exposed seconding
caradoc - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with john b
rikbattye - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with natalie28
Did "george" start and joined John Peel at the part where it crosses over.
natalie28 - 2nd - 19/May/10 with Rik
went up, came back down, went up again. Awesome climbing, abbed of the yew tree.
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Matt Thombs
Hidden - Lead - 2010
Seymore Butt - 2010
The final scramble is pretty loose and overgrown. Better to make use of the in situ lower offs.
jimdanson - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with dan middleton
danm - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with Jim Danson
Delicately does it - wasn't strenuous but had to get the feet right. Stopped at the first stance on the traverse as forgot that the pitch actually carried on for another 5 metres to the yew tree stump. Interesting ropework.
Misha - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09
Brown - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with James T
metal arms - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09
Long sustained 5a climbing, excellent but tough going.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Alan
odox - Lead - 24/May/09 with Andy Birtwistle
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09
BallsofBritishSteel - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Charles
cem - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/08 with Rob Truckle
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Brian Q
Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 11/Jun/08 with Phil Leng
Hidden - Lead - 21/May/08
Hidden - 2008
juza - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/07 with John P
Ropeboy - Lead - 15/Apr/07
Not a good day for climbing, couldnt feel anything. Neil had to come down from crux once too.
Si dH - 2nd dog - 18/Nov/06 with Neil Furniss
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/05 with Erwin Bottomley
Done in three pitches - better to ab off
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 15/Jul/05 with Simon Shaw
For first pitch, started up George
BruceW - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with Al D.
PenJD - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/03 with Tony Heron
hard 2nd pitch
nickdonohue - 2nd - Jun/03 with Jim Barradale
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - May/03 with Richard Bower
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d
Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2003 with gemma
phardman - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/00
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
P1 only. Also several times since
cem - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/99 with John Smith
cem - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/99 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/98
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/96
In 1995 I thought it "pants"
andy_pemberton - Lead - Oct/95
nickcanute - Lead - 1995
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/94
IanGilbertJones - Lead dog - 31/Aug/93
leathers - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/93 with Burt
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/93 with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/92
Mick King - 2nd - 31/Jul/92 with Simon Walsh
Roget - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/92 with JT
Hidden - Lead - 1992
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 1992 with Pom
tlr - Lead - 04/Aug/91 with Pom
Hidden - Lead - Aug/91
Ena - 21/Jul/91 with Martin Trouse
Gary Coggon - AltLd O/S - 1991 with Mike Block
Steve Lenartowicz - 1990
babymoac - 2nd - 11/Jun/89 with Dave P, Vic L
andy@ark - 2nd - Jun/89 with Quentin Heliwell
John Marsland - Lead - 30/Aug/87 with Paul
tapley - Lead - 08/Jul/87 with Tony Raphael
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/87
andy gittins - 1985
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/84
John Marsland - Lead - 21/Jul/84 with Dave Mould
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/84
shark - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/84 with Phill Dickens
Simon2005 - 2nd - 1984 with JimB
AlanLittle - AltLd - 1984 with Carl Blakeley
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/83
Andy Stephenson - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/82 with Chris Plant
MikeDowsett - 2nd - 1981
Hidden - Jul/80
David Smith - Lead - 1980
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 20/Oct/78 with Andy Bond, Neil Williams
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/78
rogerskews - AltLd - 14/Jun/78 with John Hall
GeoffG - Lead - 09/Oct/77 with tony bowker
Too hard or bad har day. Fell both pitches seconding and leading! but got back on and completed eventually.
jmr - AltLd - Sep/77 with Gerry Ashton
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 13/Sep/75 with Ben Foord
I lead the first pitch of Black Flip
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1975 with Martin Smith
mikej - Lead - 09/Oct/71 with E