Scrambled first three pitches due to overshooting start point and losing time.
Left car at 0945. Started climbing 1045. Reached summit at 1630. Returned to car at 1900mike96 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/14 with James Wyatt
Skullfire - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Jun Minohara
robblowen - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Joe Wakefield
JoeWakefield - 2nd - 04/May/14 with Rob Blowen
Lovely Climb, It took us 12 hours car to car as we took little breaks, nice long lunch and enjoying all the climb without rushing it.
PilarMartinez - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/14 with StweRat Walker
Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/14
SPK06 - AltLd - Apr/14 with tony
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/14 with Jeanie
Lead all pitches except scrambles
Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/14 with Jim
Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/14
Climbed with intention to finish in 6 hours. It took us 8 hours. We lost time between pitch 6-9.
Got off route I believe on pitch 11. When's too far left as it looked easier at first.
Completed the down climb to the scree in the daylight. Arrived at the scree as it turned dark. If we had been 10 min shower we would have had an epic trying to descend. The decent path is easy in daylight as piles of rocks and red markings make it e asy to find your way. Once in becomes dark you cannot see far enough with a a head torch to find the route down. Allow 2 hours for the decent. You can escape from any pitch to the bottom with a pair of ropes however we didn't climb with a pair. Only the last 4 pitches had proper bolt belays. The odd bolt and peg was ween on the way which wears not always very helpful as it can pull you off the correct path.
Personal recommendation for rack. - full send of nuts cams and a bunch of slings, nothing special required.
All in all a Fantastic climb and highly recommended.
madguernseyboy - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/14 with Lucy Plowman
lgp81 - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/14 with Brendan Gill
mrteale - Solo rpt - 20/Feb/14
Totally wicked climb
Michael Haywood - AltLd - 14/Feb/14 with Tim Chamberlain
+ Direct Start and Edwards finish = 13 hour round trip (mainly from spending a lot of time at the summit). Beautiful route which exceeded expectations. We got to the base of the direct start for an amazing sunrise and thank god we did as we were chased up the route by a czech couple and a pair of valenthians. Simul climbed so thankfully were moving much faster than them and didn't get stuck at belay ledges (as the czech couple were). Blessed with a good weather window as it blew an absolute gale the next night. Highly recommended!
derryclimbs - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/14
atapper21 - Solo O/S - 21/Jan/14
mark20 - Solo O/S - 05/Jan/14
Awesome route with Ollie moving together as an alternative to pitching - 45 mins walk in, 3 hours climbing, 1hur 45min descent.
red_rhodesha - 2nd - 03/Jan/14
4 hours 32 minutes. Me - pitches 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13. Hol - pithes 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. Great route. Done with Kev Bowser and Dave Clark behind us.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/14 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jan/14
Lead by guide - Mark Edwards
davidanthony - 2nd O/S - Jan/14
bob johnson - 30/Dec/13 with Bram
Hidden - 29/Dec/13
Amazing day! Pissed it down 3 pitches from the top and got to climb some pretty exposed sections on sopping rock and then descent the scree slope inside a cloud. Great climbing.
mrteale - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/13
Great route, did a variation after the second big ledge at about VS 4c
alooker - AltLd O/S - 19/Dec/13 with Alex, Ed
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/13 with A student
JonesJ - AltLd - 18/Nov/13
One pitch towards the top either pitch 10 or 11 we turned it into a higher grade 5 or 5+ going off the route.
8 hrs spent walking and climbing. Got a bit lost in the dark on the walk off walking the wrong way up the road towards the car.
Jonny Harrison - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/13
Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!
lgp81 - AltLd dnf - 08/Nov/13 with Caroline 2010
Only managed first three pitches due to time. A long walk in and off. Need trad gear. A good climb (first three pitches) NEXT YEAR!!!
Caroline 2010 - AltLd dnf - 08/Nov/13 with lgp81
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/13
Running_Board - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/13
Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/13
Awesome route! (although not HS) Led P2,4,7,10,12. Fraser a bit off route on P11, made for a VS/HVS pitch... rest of the route only VDiff/S though.
cathymiller - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/13 with fraser barrett
Tarquin - Lead - 16/Oct/13 with Louise
Louvet - 2nd - 16/Oct/13 with Tarquin
Possibly the most intense day of my life. Approaching Puig Campana in the dark for Sams second ever multi-pitch (1st on trad.), 11 pitches of awesome trad, all led. excellent banter with some Spanish climbers. An exciting via ferrata exit. The weather closing in just as we descended, with ace scree surfing. Then hearing shouts of help through the cloud, Mountain rescue promptly called. Back to the orange house for a much needed beer.
BenedictIEP - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/13 with Sam Carey, Vicky Jennings, Chris Surfleet
Most epic climbing adventure day yet... Quick start, just after dawn, dodging falling rocks. Lead pitches 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 12. With clouds moving in a quick decent on the via ferrata (which does not protect much, scary). Then a very long scree slope in the rain... heard calls for help on the mountain as walked out called mountain rescue... hope they were ok. Big day out... Awesome route :-)
vix - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/13 with chris
With direct start and Edwards finish. 9 1/2 hours car to car.
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/13 with Caroline
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/13
Jim-Roberts-1987 - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/13 with Reece Venn, Peter Briggs
EOC:P6, 11 (part), 13
GOS: P4, 7, 8, 10, 11 (part), 12
GOS - AltLd O/S - 23/May/13 with Eamonn O'Connor
07:00 start and back to the car at 17:00. Climbed with 2 novices, who did really well. Well done Swanny and Andy S. The climbing was great. As it was Sat morning it did get a little crowded. The walk down was long but nothing worth complaining about especially after climbing a great route.
emmit21 - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Andy S, Swanny, Tosh
First trad climb, very good route. very exposed. Very windy.
smartie - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13 with Tosh
Fantastic mountain day. Took 9 hours to climb but we were in 2 groups and let others climb through. 2 hours down. Route finding ok. I moved onto arête at pitch 5, big mistake, belay tiny, exposed and V. Windy, might as well just climbed gully left of arête. Pitch 11 tricky. I went far left groove onto a very polished flake and horrid tat. Only scary part of mountain. Well worth a climb. Mega.
wishicud climbHVS - Lead O/S - 18/May/13
Steady Ascent up a good path then scree to start of climb, the climbing was clean and beautifully exposed in places. The grading is top end of HS in places and could cause a novice leader a few problems. The decent is hairy however it is helped by the wires across the traverse. The huge scree gully is steep. The wind was very strong and relentless throughout the climb warm clothing is a must despite the hot Spanish Sun. An excellent day, fantastic route and entertaining company!
Napesneedle1 - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Kate
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/13
herman0055 - 12/Apr/13 with student
7:50 car to car, 5:30 on route. With direct start, which I assumed was the norm, led in blocks. I led 1-3, 5, 8-11.
Theeni - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Kitty Court
Lead all but 2 pitches. Excellent route but strange that it stops halfway up the mountain, we decided to head down as per the usual descent but think it'd take about the same time to head p and over the top.
Great route but the Descent is hairy!
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Claire
crustypunkuk - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13
14 Pitch MP - fully trad (HS). Excellent day out! Very windy.
Hotcake - AltLd - 02/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd - Apr/13
mikesuth - Lead - Apr/13 with Jenny Colam
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/13
Conscious of the epics that others have had we
scrambed to avoid the first 3 pitches and strung together many of the other pitches (we had 2 x 60 metre half ropes).
We also had Rich Mayfield snapping on our heels early on until his client slowed up when the climbing became a bit more technical.
Left the car at 07:45, Back at car by 14:30.
Next time we'll do the direct start and the time after that perhaps the original continuation at the top.
The descent was quite long but clear to see and easy to follow in daylight and with no time pressure. It reminded us of a bigger version of some scrambly descents from Lakeland crags.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 15/Feb/13 with Mike Tempest
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/13
colin.morrison - AltLd O/S - Feb/13 with Ross Bingham
antmorgan1991 - Lead - Feb/13 with lou reynolds, Johnny Heyes
Very long, very hollow (piggy sounding rock) great weather though very windy from pitch 9. Long walk in and a savage decent.. Sketchy exposed and relatively unprotected traverses and down climbs and a god aweful scree slope to the bottom. In summary, very tiring but very rewarding.
Adventure Bennie - 2nd O/S - 2013 with Billy mackintosh, Alan leckey
Did the direct start. Decided to do it on New Years Eve 2012. Had a 13 hour epic and very nearly didn't get down by the end of 2012. A lot can be said for route finding...climbing is straight forward. Descended in the dark, definitely went the wrong way at the end. Ended up abbing down to get to the summit scree shit filled path (when apparently there is a nice hikers path all the way off the mountain?!) Definitely worth doing, take headtorches, we wouldn't think we would need them, but without them we'd of been spending the first day of 2013 on the mountain. All in all, a good route...minus the hiccups.
Chris Perry - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/12 with Hannah Beckett, Matt Rust
led pretty much all of it. badly off route on pitch 4 or something. slow ascent. very slow descent. 13hrs car to car. climbing is straightforward. confident pairs could move together for the majority. direct start.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/12 with Hannah, Kit Perry
moved together for most pitches and lead some of the others
craig naylor - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/12 with alicia
Roger Kirke - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/12 with mikespooner
mikespooner - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/12 with Roger Kirke
Aaronsim - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/12
Hidden - 2nd - Dec/12
Hidden - AltLd - Dec/12
akhutton88 - 2nd - 30/Nov/12 with SPANROCK
Tarquin - Lead - 30/Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Nov/12
quickdrawmcraw - 23/Nov/12
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/12 with Debbie
debbie roberts - 2nd - 02/Nov/12 with Marti999
tiga271 - Nov/12
Wonderful day out - don't underestimate the difficulty of the descent, however,
Theantoff - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Claire Heenan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/12
Forgot climbing shoes so used Tennies approach shoes, 11hrs car to car, worst scree descent I've had to endure to date.
irishguyinlondon - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/12 with RooFin
Fantastic route! Cant understand why I waited so long to do it just because its so easy.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 24/May/12 with Anette
What a route! 10hours car to car. Found the marked descent, but even that is some undertaking!
michael83 - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Mel, Laura
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/12
mdg skidmore - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/12 with joe penfold, clive dean
SeánM - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12
First trad climb for Iain and he was a star, Scrambled and soloed short easy pitch - grade 3 back to the ledge at P3 where we had left some water and gear,followed the RF guides for pitches with well equipped stations on the main arete, the top of P12 is a great place to be, what its all for. Forget the time a long day even if you keep going.
Warren Earle - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Iain Powell
Andyh83 - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12
Stickle Tarn - AltLd O/S - Apr/12
Fantastic climbing, great day out. Descent IS as varied as described although for the competent it is safe. Slightly disappointed that this doesnt top out at the top of the peak but it was still great fun. Wothwhile
partz - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Alex Wade
3h10 car-car. 1h30 on climb (direct start)
Jonathan Emett - Solo rpt - 31/Mar/12
Led direct, p1+2 together, Henry led lats pitch, all the alternates rest, I think...
Matthew Edwards - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Henry Brown
Alex Wade - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12
Henry Brown - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with Matthew Edwards
Very long day. 10 hours climbing. Rockfax guide a bit wrong in places. Pitches get better higher you go. Long long walk back to car.
daveyji - AltLd - 27/Mar/12 with Linda Williamson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12
repeat ascent and v. straight forward. did route car to car in 6 hours, a pleasant change from double that last time.
mark4344 - AltLd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Dale Knox
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Andreas
beckybray1 - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12
rgd1977 - Lead - 18/Mar/12
JohnHutch - Lead - 12/Mar/12 with Tim J, MS
99bolivar - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Tim Josephy, John Hutchinson
Alt lead starting from pitch 2,4,6,8,10,12
Mick Riley - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Ken prandy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/12
5h45 from parking, incl direct start and edward´s finish. 2h for main route. very good route, hateful descent!
Jonathan Emett - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/12 with tim
tim newton - Solo O/S - 06/Feb/12 with jonathan emett
A fantastic day out. Varied climbing with some wild exposure, loads of loose rock, super rough & sharp limestone, magnificent views. As we climbed pretty quick and finished early afternoon we enjoyed a daytime descent which although exposed, was pretty straightforward, just follow the big red dots. If misty (as seems to be the case quite often), or dark, this descent could be quite an epic. Personally i'd rather kip up there and wait for daylight.
A Mountain Journey - Lead - Feb/12
Henry Brown - 2012
dan ely - Solo rpt - 25/Dec/11
Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - Nov/11
13 pitches, 450 meters.
Ash_Johnson - Lead O/S - Nov/11
antonymcphillips - AltLd - Nov/11
Tenko - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Guy Williams
AndyFunnell - AltLd - 11/Oct/11 with Mark Beecher
7.26 start, finish at 15:15 back at the car. Andrew ran first 3 piches together then led 4th. Alternate after that. Climbed in 8 pitches - 5A, 3M
Marq - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/11 with Andrew Funnell
Tarquin - 22/Sep/11 with Sarah, Liz
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/11
dkd - 28/Apr/11 with Karl
Brilliant mountain climb!
Sianny - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Al
Via direct start
stouffer - AltLd - 13/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11
no sleep for 48 hours before hand. Not a good idea...
The Green Giant - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11 with kel
Awesome and epic! Made a drunken decision to do this. No regrets! HS is more correct than 4+ as there are practically no bolts on any of the pitches. Great holds in a great position.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Tom HS
jon clayton - AltLd - Apr/11 with luke dudill
jmasson91 - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11
knicos - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/11 with James Chesmer
design crisis - Lead dog - 19/Mar/11 with Tom W
kelly_426 - AltLd - Mar/11 with Alex Orr
Purple Roni - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/11
RKernan - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Colleen Mann
moved together and did the direct start.
Did in 1h 50m (stoped at the 1st decent path)
dan ely - AltLd rpt - 14/Jan/11 with paul (orange house)
amazing climbing, but worst decent ever! why? it is hard to find the right point to stop the route, involves some scary abseils to get to the red dotted route if you missed the right turn, it's easy to mistake the first scree slope as the decent (really dangerous as it ends in a massive drop!!) and one usually does that in the dark. The actual decent traverse a long way and has a few hairy downclimbs.
Robin Head - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Jo Davison, Jen, Joe Premier
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11
Jo Davison - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/11 with Joe Premier
A long but worthwhile day!!!! An easy walk in, generally easy climbing BUT and this is a big BUT!!!!! a horific and confusing descent in the dark due to the fact it is easy to climb to far on the top pitches and end up on the edwards finish Soloing !!WHERE Is ALL THIS CABLED PROTECTION THE GUIDE MENTIONS? We only found 1 section protected!!!
Despite this it is a really enjoyable day out and worth doing :) Also met some great people from the southhampton climbing club who were very helpful on the descent and in return i returned there Stuck? gear.
jon clayton - Lead - 05/Jan/11 with jason williams
JenDurden - 2nd β - 05/Jan/11 with Robin
JonBrown - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/11 with Sarp
31770 - 2011
jcj - 2011 with jon paul clayton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/10
Hidden - Lead - Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/10
Splendid day out. Did direct start &, accidentally, harder variant on p12 (5+? with 2 bolts & 2 threads in situ).Descent into gully tricky in dark. Start early!
timcedwards - 2nd - 15/Nov/10 with Andrew Edwards
amazing line, bad top out and loose rock
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with max and dread girl
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/10
P4 J. P5,6,7 M. P8,9 J. P10 M. P11 J. P12,13 M. Easy to join together pitches with a 60m rope. Route finding ok, take a photocopy of the guidebook to be sure.
JimBee - AltLd O/S - Nov/10 with Matt Ellis
climbhannahclimb - 2nd O/S - Nov/10 with Max Fitzgerald, Dan...
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/10
heathergotrumbled - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/10 with JH
Long day out even with no problems (c.12 hours) Alternate leads
Jake Howard - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Heather Rumble
Absolutely amazing! Best ascent ive ever done to date. Went as two pairs, alternate leading. 11 hours car to car.
marvin1987 - AltLd O/S - May/10 with Thomas Grainger
riff156 - AltLd O/S - May/10 with Bob Hotchkis
Brilliant day out.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 12/Apr/10 with Earl Gray Larty
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/10
Superb. Quality day out, with some wild exposure.
sweenyt - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/10 with UBMC
Three climbers. Simultaneous climbing for the seconds.
martinp - AltLd - 17/Mar/10 with Dave S and Alan C
Andrewbirkett - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/10 with Stephane
Via Direct Start. Lovely fine climbing in an amazing setting.
Richard Gilbert - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/10 with Paul Padman
ldadams - AltLd - Mar/10 with Mark Chaplin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/09
howhard - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Martin Ford
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Nov/09
Liam FLeming - Lead - 03/Nov/09 with karen dalzell
Rich Clague - AltLd - Nov/09
GScot38 - Lead O/S - Nov/09
Super expedition - we did the direct start - three parties of more experienced dudes went past (politely) so we were a little slow - started at 7.30am finished at 4.00pm - take off an hour for delays - hmmmm. Went wrong on pitch 8/9 and went left onto the side of the arete - this wasn't 4+ The descent shouldn't be attempted in the dark. My feet ached like hell by the time we got back to the car. Two grande ice cold San Miguels made up for all that - Brilliant - well done Ash!
Jeremy Wilton - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/09 with Ashley Stevens
Great must do climb
innesmac - Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/09
Led the final 2 pitches. Ascent in 4 hrs. Car to bar in less than 7 hrs.
steveadkinson - Lead O/S - 05/May/09 with Tim & Ryan
jacoob81 - 2nd - May/09
Awesome day out
dickie01 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Nick Briggs
Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/09
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead - 26/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/09
Had a bit of an epic-too slow on route got benighted just as we were finishing last pitch.Epic descent in the dark- very scary!
sims - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Jonno
Scrambled to avoid first 3 pitches, lead pitches 4-8 inclusive, dave lead 9-13. Descended in dark; powerful headtorch came in /very/ useful
gav - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/09 with Dave, Tim
Lead every pitch, nakered!
Lunar25 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Phil Marsh
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/09
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/09 with Sarah
Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/09
barrington1978 - Feb/09
Hidden - 08/Dec/08
John HW - AltLd - 28/Nov/08 with Cath
Fantastic route. Scrambled the first couple of pitches. Only took 3.5hours to climb but with an hour walk in and a couple of hours descent, it makes a full day out. Fixed cables pretty much on all the tricky bits of the descent so well protected compared to the walk off on some routes in the UK. Not as daunting as the guide book makes it sound.
ebastock - 2nd - 11/Nov/08 with John Beddard
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Nov/08
Very nice climb. It's not a hard climb, but the sight is good.
Bruveris - Lead - Nov/08
gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/08 with Chris
in the thunder
crisaitken - AltLd - 21/Oct/08 with gordonhend
Descent from end p13, go right, starts with a via ferrata cable, look for large red splodge, and has red marks and occaisional big red cirular splodges to follow. No abseils, mostly a series of via ferrata cables descending quite moderately. I´d say roping up and moving together is advisable on this descent. This descent path/via ferrata ends near the top of a big scree slope to descend to finish.
thomasholyoak - Lead O/S - Sep/08
jamie ward - Aug/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08
prycey - AltLd - May/08
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 23/Apr/08 with Andy Chadwick
Conan - AltLd - 23/Apr/08 with Chris Michalak
Didn't have full rack, so decided best to only climb the first 3 pitches and come back another time with a full rack for a full ascent.
JonT - AltLd dnf - 05/Apr/08 with Helen Edwards
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/08 with Shona D'Arcy
Hidden - AltLd - Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/08
Glyn - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Jonny
Soloed first 7 pitches
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 15/Mar/08 with Mike Downing
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/08 with dave tourell
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/08 with Steve Grove
Hidden - Mar/08
red-poppy - 2nd O/S - Feb/08
net - AltLd - 21/Jan/08 with Pete M
A grand day out!
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 21/Jan/08 with Annette
Brilliant day out. Richard from the orange house acted as a guide and was well worth the money. The rock is beautiful - lots of holds and amazingly grippy. Heard a few stories of polished bits and tricky sections - but none that we discovered. There are potentially lots of different lines up and it would be easy to follow the wrong one and end up on a hiher graded section. Overall a brilliant day out and my longest multipitch route yet!
Led first pitch and alternated each one after that, although we may have split one of the pitches in two. There are so many that they become a bit of a blur!
NCorbett - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/08
auld al - AltLd O/S - Jan/08
Phil PBC - 2008
Hidden - 25/Dec/07
One student dropped out which speeded up things. Easy climbing at V Diff but a bit exposed in places. Walk off more dodgy than the climb. Bus to bus in 8 hours with climbing time of 5 1/2 hours. Direct start will put on half an hour tops. Don't be put off by it's size, good day out.
Zoomer - AltLd - 21/Nov/07 with Sally Brown, A Student
crisaitken - AltLd - Nov/07 with gordonhend
gordon henderson - AltLd - Nov/07 with Chris
lead entire route
jcurley - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/07 with Horace
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/07 with John Nesbitt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/07
Amazing Route, Amazing day, combined with the Edwards Finish a 16 hour Epic
DanT - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Ian Silvester
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07
Did Edwards Finish . Great day out
TonyP - AltLd - 23/Aug/07 with Simon
Amazing route! Did direct start, 5hrs enjoyable climbing to top. Didnt bother with Edwards finish. 1.5 hrs to base of mountain. :)
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/07 with Jay Jackson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/07
Made an early start and got to the base of the route in good time. Decided to take the easy shortcut mentioned in the Rockfax guide for the first 3 pitches. The description was very poor (a photo would be useful) and we got about 2/3 of the way up the mountain via an overgrown gully before deciding to retreat. Back at Orange House by 1pm.
HamishD - Lead dnf - Apr/07 with Ross Overhead
tskelhon - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with John Warner
roverhead - 2nd dnf - Apr/07 with Hamish Dunn
A brilliant adventure, as expected the start is a bit pants, soloed first 2 pitches in skate shoes.. but after that it becomes brilliant. Ledges all the way up make for comfortable belays, while the faces inbetween still look daunting. The climbing is easy but wich a rucksack and a long day so far its no walk in the park. Route finding was relatively ok apart from once where i managed to nearly climb off the edge of the arete.
DESCENT IS PROBABALLY MOST DANGEROUS PART advise keeping the rope out until you hit the scree for anyone nervous!
Jon_Warner - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Tom
Hidden - Lead - Mar/07
Tom Phillips - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/07 with bruce
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/07
Hidden - AltLd - 2007
Instructing Tarquin's Exped 2 x students
John HW - Lead O/S - Dec/06 with 2 x Students
Sylvi - 2nd - 14/Nov/06 with Andy L
JWB - AltLd O/S - Oct/06 with Lucy Adams & Mark Anstey
Simon Allcock - Oct/06
mr bounce - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Shona
Amazing day out, great climbing in spectacular situations but very, very hot. Descent is the worst part of it
andy mcc - AltLd - Sep/06 with Jason King
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06
A perfect day out.
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/06 with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with Stephen
dfbpdave - 2nd - 2006
Christmas day extravaganza. Mega first outdoor climbing experince, and legendary post descent longest piss of my life.
Lil'Lou - 2nd dog - 25/Dec/05 with Stuart Greenall, Clare Forster
steve mee - AltLd - 09/Dec/05 with Mark Glaister
will_benfold - AltLd O/S - Dec/05 with Ben D
Hidden - AltLd - 2005
about 5h from foot to summit
HansStuttgart - Dec/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/04
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Oct/04
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/04 with Shaun Walby
shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/04 with Mark Edwards
Hidden - 28/Feb/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/03
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/03
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Mar/03
Due to rockfall on second pitch had to be rescued off. Had a black arm for a month but thankfully no broken bones!
Katex - AltLd dnf - 12/Mar/03 with Simon Edwards
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2003
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003
dan gibson - Solo O/S - Nov/02
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/02
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/02 with Chris
Hidden - Oct/01
Hidden - AltLd - 2001
Tarquin - 2001
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/00 with Ian A
Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 09/Mar/00 with Pete Bennett
Howard J - AltLd rpt - 28/Feb/00 with John Hopkins
Hidden - Solo - 25/Feb/00
Hidden - Lead - 2000
Hidden - 07/Apr/99
Howard J - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/99 with Paul Barker
Hidden - 2nd - 1998
stugreen75 - AltLd O/S - 1998 with The Youth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/97
PeteCheung - Apr/96 with Ian and Kevin
We decided to start early and move quickly - un roped for the first six pitches or so, and roped for the rest. Good practice for alpine climbing and a fine route in its own right
EddieA - AltLd O/S - Nov/95 with Simon W
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/94
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/93
sdht - Lead - Apr/92
andyfeds - AltLd - 1990