Too early in the season for a 20m runout... even if it was on the 4b pitch.cat22 - 2nd dnf - 20/Apr/14 with Mike
Hidden - 2013
Lead 2nd tier of chimney (2 rests), P3 and P5. Poor rock in the chimney spoiled the route slightly for me. Probably worth E1 5b but not the fourth star.
Liam Ingram - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Fergus Cuthill
Impossible first pitch!
allyrocke - AltLd dog - 26/May/12 with Ted Angus
excellent route!! was in very good nick the day we climbed it, immaculate granite. By only clipping one (right hand) rope to gear through the chimneys we were able to haul the rucksack making life much easier. Thought the crux was certainly 5b perhaps we were a bit high as we had to make 3-4 moves up a slab rather than traverse left into the crack. Final romp up the last 2 pitches caps it all off!!
oliwarlow - AltLd - 27/Aug/11 with Joe S
I led the whole route as W was still recovering.
Slipped while looking for the way to do the crux traverse.
gjd - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11 with Mapleleaf
Very good but 3 not 4 stars.Pitch 1 was bit dirty, especially the start
David Smith - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Stuart Holmes
westaway - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with imelda and tom
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/11
stunning,best mountain route so far.varied and interesting.chimney hard wk.led the vs pitches(2 and 4/5)lovely delicate moves onto and up slab,p3.bit of an epic to finish-lessons learnt in rope drag/extending!extended p4 to belay high and in the rain.
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with imelda, Simon
shugsan - 04/Jun/11 with John Nelson, Jason King
JasonK - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with John Nelson, Euan Boyd
Hidden - 2011
The chimneys are brilliant, haven't heard myself swearing that much since quite some time. 60m ropes are just enough to run the top two pitches together if you belay from the left end of the crack below the big roof.
johannes - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10
henning82 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10
Great route. Thought the slab was 5b E1,sadly the slab crux is easly by-passed which stops the route being a classic.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Loz
Started what we thought was the VS Hammer but we were right of the chimney start for West flank heading up a slab and crack start. Picked up with West flank from slab at top of chimney.
Entertainment all the way on slab, crack, traverse and overhangs. A cool lead by Alex on a thrilling route, well starred. P1 I slipped down-climbing from retrieving gear.
Feeling bold - 2nd dog - 28/May/10 with Alex T
amazing climb. Dogged the chimneys a bit when taking out the gear though I think wearing a ricksack made doing it clean very difficult. All the pitches were superb. It says E1 in my guide book and gives it 4 stars. The "crux" wasn't that hard in my opinion.
THardSevere - 2nd dog - 23/May/10 with jamie foxen
worth every star, the first three pitches with a variety of difernt clibing styles.
jamiefoxen - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Thomas Henderson Schwartz
Bottom chimney was slimy and I found it very difficult. What was supposed to be the crux was pretty straight forward. Nice route!
jamestheyip - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Peter
AndyL - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Simon, Phil Jennings
Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Simon Locke, Andy Latham
Lead all pitches, easy E1 or hard HVS. I found the first pitch the hardest even though the third is supposedly the crux.
rob askew - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with andy m
Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/10
drizzle started before the climbing. pressed on. chimney provided some exciting climbing with the wet slab! next time.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd dnf - 26/Sep/09 with mike
Not a three star route.
alex_arthur - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Matthew Osborne
E1 5b and 4 stars in selected and difinitve guides, don't know if you could get away with that. 1st 2 pitches involve lots of chimney skills
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/09 with Al Goodridge
first 2 chimneys are the hardest bits.
AndyL - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Scott
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08
reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 2008 with steve burdett
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Eddie
ed woods - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07 with Marshall
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07
sgl - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/06
Chimney up the slab
john irving - 2006 with Stone
French Erick - AltLd O/S - 15/May/05 with Dave Kerr
Dave Kerr - AltLd - 15/May/05 with Erick Baillot
Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/02
stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Brian
Dave Kerr - AltLd - 15/May/99 with Martina Osterloh
2nd slab pitch very wet. had to run back down Glen Rosa to catch ferry, but what an amazing classic climb!
Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/95 with Ian Thurgood
Old Tyke - 1993
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/92
Falko - AltLd O/S - 1985 with Al W.
A magnificent route.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd O/S - 03/May/83 with Robert Barton