120m, 4 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A great route in its lower parts. Start just above a collection of boulders below a V-groove. Most people only climb the first one or two pitches and abseil off.
1) 4c, 20m. Step off the blocks and climb into the sentry box. A committing step left onto the wall and a delicate traverse left lead to a juggy spike. Span left to the ledge and move left to below a short groove. Climb this to the holly tree and traverse left over blocks to the turret belay at the top of Brant Direct.
2) 4c, 15m. Traverse left from the belay and pass over the top of the corner of Brant Direct and enter the awkward V-groove to its left. Climb this short corner and head right along the ledge to belay in a corner almost directly above your belayer.
3) 4a, 40m. Head leftwards up the slab, passing a corner and aiming for the large yew tree. A further 4a pitch up the front of the buttress above can be climbed to top out. Alternatively a 60m abseil reaches the ground from here. © Rockfax

Ticklists: North Wales Rock Graded List, Menlove Routes, North Wales 100 Classic Climbs.

sparkybatteryboy 15/Oct 2nd
jing 04/Oct Lead O/S

Led P1 and abbed down.

with Anton H, Marianne
mariannekhoo 04/Oct 2nd O/S

Jing led P1 only. Decided we should ab off after P1 as the next pitch would have been difficult to protect for two seconds.

with Anton Hansson, Jing Tang
joermann 18/Sep AltLd
onlyfoddington 31/Aug AltLd O/S

I lead pitch 2 after which we abbed back down. I probably made a meal of the awkward groove. The traverse on the first pitch was fun.

with Ian
tcn_2002 31/Aug AltLd
ian d f 31/Aug AltLd O/S
LJC 17/Aug Lead O/S

On MIA training. P1.

Hidden 16/Aug 2nd rpt
Jenny Hall 12/Aug 2nd O/S
with Louis
spalice 07/Aug AltLd O/S
with danny griffith
Chubbs 18/Jul AltLd
Durkules 18/Jul 2nd
stevelismore 18/Jul AltLd O/S

Second time I've done this route but I did the first pitch this time so I've led all pitches

with Jonathan Keates PCC
ads 15/Jul AltLd
Hidden 10/Jul Lead O/S
BeckyS 04/Jul AltLd O/S
with Zaheer
zadurrani 04/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Jun Lead O/S
SteveM 07/Jun Lead

All the way to the top :-)

wi11 23/May Solo rpt
Chris M 16/May AltLd
with tom r
noemie5438 26/Apr AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr AltLd rpt
JimboWizbo 19/Apr AltLd O/S

Lead P1+P2. P1 is great, P2 is hard both in terms of rope work and technical grade. Stiff, traditional 4c. P3 is naff and scary, good lead by Steve. 60m abseil off and an absolute epic pulling the ropes down. Recommend leaving P3 and abbing from the stance after P2.

with Steve S
Simoisfab 19/Apr AltLd O/S

I lead pitch 3. Just about abseil of a 60m rope.

Sol Armer 08/Apr Lead O/S
JosephTATaylor 08/Apr 2nd
GordonAinslie ?/Apr -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Richard Goodey ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
jon_gill1 15/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

me p2

with ross garfoot
sampollitt 14/Oct/14 Lead O/S
soph 29/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Ade7 29/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Alan
Dibdawg 29/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Amy UT 29/Sep/14 Lead O/S
bob johnson 28/Sep/14 AltLd
with Rich Ball
abtibbs 14/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 3. Did Brant direct as 1st pitch

with Jamie Roberts
joedoherty 08/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Somerset swede basher 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Luke Spiers
KKilroy ?/Sep/14 -
Andrew Lester 25/Aug/14 AltLd
Gareth T 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
svdie 07/Aug/14 2nd O/S
lena.drapella 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S

First pitch only.

RKirke 31/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Lena
K Dawg 31/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Kit
Justin Shiels 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S

P2 very traditional (desperate) P3 not really worth doing.

with Chris
stevelismore 21/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Tim led pitch 1 and 3, I led pitch 2, then we abseiled off. Should have then done Brant Direct but time was against us-so on the next time list.

with Tim PCC
Mike505 19/Jul/14 2nd O/S

1st pitch then abbed off.

Lessworkmoreclimbing 17/Jul/14 -
with Kev
Hidden 17/Jul/14 Lead
NickJH 17/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with M Reed
Hidden 14/Jul/14 Lead
erbridger 11/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Rob84 08/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Pidg
Naomi2003 06/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Rob did 1st and 3rd pitch I did 2&4. One had single rope, could not ab off so long walk round, also lots of rope drag. 4th pitch crap just grassy, best to ab off 2nd or 3rd pitch

with Rob Eades
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead rpt
jmills94 ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with mike
callumbtaylor 29/Jun/14 2nd

Just climbed first pitch

with JoshT
Jack93 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Wish we'd abbed off after P2 though...

spidermonkey09 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
johnself1603 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
pistal10 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Pitch 2 & Pitch 4

carl_123 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Worth doing the second pitch, not to sure about the third.

Sardien 19/Jun/14 2nd O/S

P1 only

with Dan Romberg, Rich Gentry
tim newton 15/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
khalidq 05/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Only had time for P1 then off home leaving Wales in bathed in cool evening sunshine. Could have enjoyed another 3 routes.

Dan Vaj 05/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Khalid
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
Pryan ?/May/14 2nd
with Robin Brooke
Robin Brooke ?/May/14 Lead
Tom Redmond 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with joe cossey
Hidden 28/Apr/14 2nd O/S
arthur_de_briton 27/Apr/14 Lead
with cat mckenna
leerybunny 27/Apr/14 Lead
with Geoff, Robb WIlkinson
jezb1 21/Apr/14 AltLd

Rpt, abbed off after p2

MoWalker3 18/Apr/14 -

don't remember the 3rd pitch being so dirty loose and runout, oh well.....

with Cormac
Jay.Carr 16/Apr/14 2nd
with Malin Kvist
malinkvist 16/Apr/14 Lead
with Jay
Hidden 28/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
adamre12 13/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3. P1 is fun, quite easy. Step around the arete into the v grove is entertaining and airy. Hard moves up the V grove. P3 is wank. Would not recommend as very grassy and gearless. Fun 60m abseil though

JamesWilliams 13/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2 which was probs the crux. pitch 3 was aweful

oliverpcain ??/2014 Lead O/S
Si ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
jon59 ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Matthew Glenn ??/2014 2nd O/S
with Sam Pollit
waynekinrade ??/2014 AltLd
mileshill540 ??/2014 AltLd
rob 528 ??/2014 AltLd O/S
rbharries 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S

first pich then ab off

alicee 09/Sep/13 AltLd

did first pitch of Slape as Brant was sopping. Backed off mid way up Brant as it was too wet, felt sketchy on damp traverses on both second and lead.

Katex 01/Sep/13 AltLd β

I led pitch 3. Chickened out of the harder pitches and got the pitch that no one ever does! 40 m of hard route finding, gardening and very little protection! Serves me right!

with Simon Edwards
dkd 01/Sep/13 Lead
with Al
Hidden 29/Aug/13 -
jezb1 27/Aug/13 2nd

Rpt. Wandering, ok route

Simon Cahill 27/Aug/13 2nd rpt

First 2 pitches only.

alpinismo.uk 27/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/13 AltLd
andycash 09/Aug/13 Lead
wi11 08/Aug/13 2nd β
with Ben T, Brian
Simon Cahill 08/Aug/13 2nd rpt

Still having problems with the corner on Pt2, it will go clean one day!

with Andy UKC
LakesWinter 07/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Pitch 2.

with Cake
Dan724 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S
sian88 07/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

First 2 pitches only

BenRyle 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with James, Steve Keys
Dan Vaj 03/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Just first 2 pitches

cem 02/Jun/13 2nd rpt

p 1 only

stuaart 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
JamesLloyd 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Pero 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/13 AltLd
ndraper1 29/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd
Batt 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p1 and p4. Did half of p2 by mistake! Entertaining climbing all the way until very top, despite looking about heathery!

spragglerocks 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led P3

Hidden 26/May/13 Lead rpt
Hoyes 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
AndrewP 25/May/13 Lead O/S

P3 was dry, but would be terrifying in the wet. Abbed off after P3 - 60m ropes only just reached the ground!

FelixPeterken 25/May/13 2nd O/S

a lot of tricky rope work, but otherwise a good climb.

Hidden 22/May/13 Lead O/S
lithos 19/May/13 Lead

Just P1 and ab off as everything was busy

with andy kitchen
Hidden 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
deejmonkey 19/May/13 AltLd
with Damian
Daymo 19/May/13 AltLd O/S
with DJ
Hidden 07/May/13 AltLd
Tim M 06/May/13 2nd O/S
with Emma
Ray Sparks 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
with pete ranstead
Palindrome 05/May/13 2nd

Pitches 1 to 3 only (abseiled from pitch 3). Aided up V-groove.

Fiona McFarlane 02/May/13 Lead β

Had instructor watching me

with Robert Dufton
rd20 02/May/13 2nd rpt
with Fiona
HIGHTOWER 02/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jocky
Hidden ?/May/13 AltLd rpt
Harry Kingston 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Ragingpossum 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Harry led P1, I led P2 and Clay did P3. Nice bridging at the base of the corner but otherwise an uninspiring route.

with Clay Conlon, harry kingston
Clay C 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Nick Biven ??/2013 -
tim20 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd
Lapepina 21/Oct/12 2nd
dobby 200 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 1 and pitch 3, with Kelly doing 2 and 4. The first 2 pitches were nice climbing, then the second two are where the interesting bits started! After climbing the corner I pulled onto the face to the right, and the slab above it it felt more like E1 than VS! It then consisted of pulling on clumps of grass to get back on route. The 4th pitch is a runout scramble up grass, not so fun when your wearing climbing shoes and its wet!

with kelly
AndyT1151 15/Sep/12 AltLd
petegruf 08/Sep/12 AltLd
with Karl
BelleVedere 06/Sep/12 2nd

Mark had climbed brant direct earlier in the week so wanted to tick the 1st pitch of this - which we duly did

A Mountain Journey 06/Sep/12 Lead

First pitch only as had climbed the rest earlier that week. Got a little pumped from too much hanging around dithering! Lovely pitch though

Hidden 03/Sep/12 AltLd
mattgrange 01/Sep/12 AltLd

Abbed off after 3rd pitch, good fun route.

Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/12 Lead
bwestwood 30/Jul/12 AltLd
Tim Bateman 22/Jul/12 Lead
with Jamie, Alistair Crawford
Johnywilks 12/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/12 Lead
kyaizawa 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P1 and P3. Only P1 and P2 are worth doing - meandering and broken/disjointed thereafter.

lcullum7 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4. P3 is OK if a little broken but ton't bother with P4, it's chossy and the descent gets longer/more awkward

Jillybean ?/Jun/12 AltLd
with Ben
Bennykr 28/May/12 Lead rpt
with JB
guy757 25/May/12 AltLd
Ian Clare 25/May/12 AltLd
with Gill Lovick
Rachel Somerville 13/May/12 AltLd rpt
with Richard Toon
eburki1 05/Apr/12 2nd O/S
kdalzell 29/Mar/12 AltLd

2nd pitch

with Jill Plummer
ritchierich 28/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 28/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Stone Muppet 26/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Katex 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Just the first pitch

with Ben
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Chriswallis2 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Anna
Hidden 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
mcglenr25 23/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Owen_P ??/2012 -
Hidden 14/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
jezb1 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Really nice. Should have abbed off after P2 though. P3 was crap in the wet. Ld P1, P2 & some of P3

Hidden 28/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Noodles 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Andy Mcque
Hidden 30/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Bennykr 28/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Yong_Welsh 27/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 and 2.

jason reeve 27/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

pitch 3&4

with iwan
Hidden 01/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/11 AltLd
stonemikey 01/Sep/11 AltLd

Pitches 1 + 2

with Dom Gill
kirsten 17/Aug/11 2nd
with John Kettle, Emily Carr
Liz Wakelin 17/Aug/11 2nd

Abseiled off after pitch one

with Carolyn Scott, Kath Bromfield
dan-8990 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with CD, NM
Hidden 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
climbtim 09/Aug/11 AltLd
SamuelHarris 02/Aug/11 AltLd rpt

Did it yesterday and it started to drizzle and I slipped and fell on lead on pitch 2. Went back today to finish the climb.

with Alex Zalewski
alexjz 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Sam Harris
katy_wootton 29/Jul/11 2nd O/S
martin c 29/Jul/11 Lead O/S
martrin 23/Jul/11 AltLd

first two pitches only

with Sarah Kekus
C@rwyn 14/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Rosie, Heather
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead dnf
hazeysunshine 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

wish I'd read the advice in log-books below. Agree pitches 1 & 2 are the best, in retrospect should have ab'd off at that point. Definitely don't do pitch 4 which is just a vegetated scramble

with Helen L
Dan Geh 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

after brant direct

tgeh 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Hidden 28/Jun/11 Lead rpt
jstringer 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Did first two pitches then abbed off. I led P2.

Frank Blakeley 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 2 bit gnarly in the groove and quite wet throughout, abseiled off after Pitch 2 as it looked really wet higher up...

with Simon
Simon Cahill 24/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, very difficult 2nd pitch even as second.

Tom Hecht 20/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Phil Dowthwaite
wirralclimber1984 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with james
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
Lenny 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt

First pitch only.

with Les
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
Noodles 19/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1, Slightly wet.

Hidden 19/May/11 AltLd
DOVEY 11/May/11 -
with Loz / Maker
owain86 02/May/11 Lead O/S


with Jez
edpd1b ?/May/11 Lead
suffolknick 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Only did 1st pitch of interest.

with clams
clams 30/Apr/11 2nd
with NB
The Bad Cough 27/Apr/11 2nd rpt
al123 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

with terry
jon22 27/Apr/11 Lead
highclimber 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
leon 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
cem 24/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

But did top 2 pitches, which I hadn't done before

with Dave Amos
carlh 18/Apr/11 Lead O/S

With Dan wilson. Excellent early pitches, just spoilt by broken top section. First pitch (early moves)were quite bold but enjoyable. We abseiled from top of Phantom Rib to avoid decent gully (initial abseil/scramble down to top of phantom rib and then 50 mtr abseil from tree to ground ledge)

stevepotter 16/Apr/11 AltLd
with Aaron V
avin_a_look 16/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Steve led scary first 3 pitches, I led the 4th pitch which was a long scramble on a slab, that was still scary given the lack of protection.

chris687 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Lenny 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Don't do pitch 4 - pretty overgrown and coming down via the descent gully is not the best..!

with Adam
thetradlad 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

great climb! unconventional...

Harry Thorpe 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1, really good fun

Hidden 08/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rob Evans ??/2011 Lead O/S
uphillnow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
djromberg ??/2011 -
james chesmer ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with Ben Barton
Hidden 15/Oct/10 2nd dog
Tomprusk 13/Oct/10 AltLd

Started on brant direct

with Bea, Heather
DavidR 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1 and 3 - me. Pitches 2 and 4 - Hol.

Hidden 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Graham Westbrook ?/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 18/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
willson 05/Sep/10 AltLd

1st pitch then rained off

with Dave
Hidden 05/Sep/10 AltLd dnf
dominiclincoln 03/Sep/10 -
Hidden 01/Sep/10 AltLd
Andrew Lodge 30/Aug/10 AltLd

Led pitch 2

with Steve
Hidden 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
dan gibson 16/Aug/10 Solo O/S
nakedave 11/Aug/10 AltLd
with Barney Crampton
Ewan Russell 29/Jul/10 Solo O/S

All 4 pitches. Scary in places ....

with Myself!
Little B 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 13/Jul/10 -
CharlotteJelleyman 12/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Don't need to do last pitch, it's a scramble. And I agree that it takes the less obvious corner on P3. Had a night mare abseiling because of the traverses, but nice. Brant Direct next.

with Carl Simmons
david morse 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

dont do 3rd pitch

with andy psyche
Hidden 29/Jun/10 2nd O/S
ruaidh 27/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Thanks for leading, Chris. I was a mess. Must stop climbing with a hangover. Note to others, on P3, do not attempt the obvious corner on the right. rather take a left line over broken, slabby ground, up a short wall and then bridge up another corner higher up. Guide book isn't clear.

with Chris Sansum, StacyC
Chris Sansum 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Really nice route. Only did 3 of the 4 pitches as one of us had to leave. Found the guidebook a bit ambiguous on P3 - it mentions heading up the obvious corner, but the obvious corner (on the right above the slabs) is more like E1! Eventually down-climbed and found the route a little further left, with a far less obvious corner! Nice route though.

with Stacey, Rory Galvin
Ri 22/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Anja Jones
Zoomer 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch groove well 'ard but well protected unless you lift all your gear out and then s**t your pants till the ledge. Use camms.

with Ed Hargreaves
Hidden 16/Jun/10 AltLd
Carl Simmons 13/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 2, Split Ropes, Ab Off after 3 Pitches.

gd303uk 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with John Rogers
twodada 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Steve GH
tigertim 04/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
lukas richardo ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

my first trad climb. Awesome! getting round the nose on p2 was a little hairy as my fully ladened rack kept getting caught. some nice bridging moves up to p3. we elected to ab off p3 as p4's just a scramble and we needed to get some jammed gear back. it took a while - having dropped below the stuck nut and so needing to haul myself back up. gear came out pretty easier in the end though. it felt epic, but so wasn't.

with nikki
hedgehog77 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
Mr. K 31/May/10 AltLd dog

Backed off 2nd pitch after a couple of falls in the thrutching corner. Lead 3rd pitch clean. Fantastic outing!

Hidden 30/May/10 Lead O/S
coffeepot 30/May/10 2nd

First pitch only

with jelaby
jelaby 30/May/10 Lead O/S

P1 only, to get gear back from First Amendment. Isn't this a good route?

John Lewis 30/May/10 AltLd

Somehow managed to end up on First Amendment

with Ewan
Sophie Nunn 23/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/May/10 AltLd
willson 04/May/10 AltLd
with Wills, ben
Hidden 04/May/10 AltLd O/S
Adam Booth 03/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
Jack Doyle ?/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Eva
Shauna 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

P1 only as then got stuck in a queue

with Jules
Hidden 18/Apr/10 Lead
Diggler 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mike Buddle, Calder
andeeeee 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Nick Read
Calder 17/Apr/10 2nd
with FedUp, Mark
Hidden ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
adam coxsell 07/Mar/10 AltLd
with Harry
Dave Rumney 07/Mar/10 2nd
with Tanya Milner
Harry Thorpe 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2, really good fun

with Cocky
Hidden ??/2010 -
DuckingFesperate ??/2010 Lead
centurion05 ??/2010 -
Richard Goodey ??/2010 -
Alex Mason 29/Oct/09 Lead O/S

head torch ascent (but only one between 2 of us), really nice, starry, mild night. Led 1st pitch. tried 3rd pitch but was soaking wet and moss and very little gear, ended up off route gripped, so reversed it and lowered. (back down at midnight)

with James Grey
farmus21 29/Oct/09 AltLd

Dark, awesome atmosphere in the moonlight...very romantic. 2nd Pitch was ruddy nails.

with Alex Mason
PaulHarris 03/Oct/09 AltLd
PaulHarris 03/Oct/09 AltLd
rd20 27/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

RD P2 and P4

with Martin
smolders 27/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Upper two pitches are vegetated and a bit of a disappointment after the first two

beeson_paul 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

2md pitch and alternate

Sankey 20/Sep/09 -

Lead P1+P3, First pitch is really good, then the route peters out. P3, run-out, vegetated and smooth shelving rock, not altogther fun!

with Jon
jshields 20/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
stoned 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
g1m147 19/Sep/09 Lead
with Mick.
jimshrimp 11/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Nice, wandering climb, getting a little lost in the upper part of the cliff. Would benefit from the Direct Start- next time!

Ows ?/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead
matt.woodfield 25/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
davesb 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
taw 26/Jun/09 AltLd
with Dave sb
fizzychewitt 04/Jun/09 AltLd

I led the 2nd pitch then we abbed down and I led the 1st pitch as Jayne declared it was of high quality- it was!

with Jayne
Hidden 04/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
twright180 ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Dave Thompson 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
with John Evans
Hidden 24/May/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 22/Apr/09 AltLd
Klingon 20/Apr/09 2nd
with Tim Neill (PYB)
Hidden 12/Apr/09 2nd
barni 11/Apr/09 AltLd rpt

2nd pitch

with Northern
thompson1000 11/Apr/09 AltLd
with Barni
Hidden 05/Apr/09 -
daveagriff 19/Mar/09 Lead
with Steve Hill
MarkFoster ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Sally Lisle ??/2009 -
sionjosh ??/2009 -
2852tomki ??/2009 AltLd
mikemartin 27/Sep/08 AltLd
cheeky 27/Sep/08 AltLd
with Dave T
mark4344 26/Sep/08 AltLd

Superb first 2 pitches. Pitch 3 easy climbing, no gear and a waste of time, as requires 2 abseils down. Give up after 2nd pitch.

with michel schonewille
Hidden 26/Sep/08 AltLd
GPN 20/Sep/08 AltLd
with Annette
net 20/Sep/08 AltLd

Led p2. Possibly easier for the short! P3 was rubbish, abbed off after that.

with George
Ben Griffiths 07/Sep/08 2nd β
Hidden 24/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
ritchierich 24/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Just did the first two 4c pitches,rest of climb is a scramble and not worth doing.

Hidden 21/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & P3

matthewjc 05/Jul/08 AltLd
with Andy
crag_monster 04/Jul/08 AltLd
chris wyatt 24/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/08 2nd
Hidden 11/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/May/08 AltLd
dicky79 05/May/08 Lead

Just P2 after Brant Direct. Checked out the crack above and decided to ab off.

with Vun
Mike Goldthorp ?/May/08 AltLd O/S

2nd & 4th pitch

with Ben Alsford
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd O/S
jimsrankin ?/May/08 AltLd
with Mel
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
zchael6 ?/May/08 Lead
Alex Winter 05/Apr/08 Lead dnf
jiles 04/Apr/08 2nd dnf
with Alex Winter
Matt Vigg ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
sebrider ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Dan Walker
Hidden ??/2008 -
peter myers ??/2008 AltLd O/S
with Angela Boyson
Marcus ??/2008 -
Rachel Somerville 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Des Chadderton
Dave Westby 28/Aug/07 2nd
with Liam Gascon
mje1398 23/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with John M
Renegade_Pony 23/Aug/07 2nd
with Owen Barnicott, Ewan Brown
A Crook 21/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Not the best route I have done wet at the top reuiring some stiff climbing in places to bypass the slime, more like 5a

JPGR 28/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Paul
barni 28/Jul/07 Lead O/S

first pitch only

Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Barry D 08/Jun/07 AltLd

Should have abseiled off yew tree (p3).

with Chris M
Hidden 06/Jun/07 Lead
Tim W 26/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Dylan Tomlinson, Mike Dudley
Carly 23/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Richard
Hidden 23/May/07 AltLd O/S
five 06/May/07 Lead O/S
with TW
Owain Llewelyn ?/May/07 AltLd
with Bancy
mrsmish 07/Apr/07 AltLd
with Andy P
steve mee 07/Apr/07 2nd
AngelaC 30/Mar/07 AltLd
Dan 85 24/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
with Tim
tumbling wizard ?/Mar/07 Lead
dhdaveuk ??/2007 -
steve2006 ??/2007 Lead
liz77 ??/2007 AltLd

Led P1 & P4

with HRC
Dom Whillans ??/2007 -
Siderunner 04/Nov/06 AltLd O/S

First two pitches. Started third pitch but reversed off since it was wet and mossy. I went too far left on first pitch and had to make a hard (5a?) move up just right of the Brant Direct finish. Ended up belaying at bottom of 2nd pitch groove, leaving not much for Ian!

with Ian Rickerby
Hidden 23/Sep/06 Lead
John Kettle 08/Sep/06 AltLd
Hidden 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S
adamscottthomas 14/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

I led 1st pitch (great juggy traverse) and 3rd pitch up the slabs and corner etc. First two pitches are great but the second two really let the route down.

bob3141 14/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd and last pitch.

richardr ?/Jul/06 -
tonanf ?/Jul/06 Lead

first trad lead

with burt
Hidden ?/Jul/06 Lead rpt
tom.e 10/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Charlie Everett
Moniawl 03/Jun/06 2nd
with rich
richw2k2 03/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Monika
Andy Clarke 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Led P3.

with Johnny, Dale
Dale ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with johny andy
Ian McNeill ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
mikelaing ??/2006 -
Hidden 05/Oct/05 AltLd
petebale2000 23/Sep/05 Lead O/S
petebale2000 21/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jun/05 Lead
sammoore ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
with Richard Hirst
Tom M Williams ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
a_radiohead_fan ??/2005 -
akhughes ??/2005 Lead
Andrew Abraham ??/2005 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd
SteveM 15/May/04 Lead
with Roger
kp64zl ?/Apr/04 AltLd
with Andy C
MazElden ??/2004 Lead rpt
Laramadness 18/Oct/03 AltLd O/S

With Dave Bishop. Led 1,3.

Clucky 03/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Ian Wharton
Hidden 25/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
Gman ?/Aug/03 AltLd O/S
with Carl
Alaric 05/Jul/03 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 2 and 4

with Patrick R
Sandy P ?/Jul/03 AltLd
with Guy Couper-Marsh
Mark Riley ?/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Greenall
Hidden 05/Apr/03 AltLd
Urgles ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
with Mick B
GPN ?/Aug/02 AltLd
with Sam Clifford
cem 27/Jul/02 AltLd O/S

First 2 pitches only. Led p1

with James Gregory
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/02 Lead

A bit disappointing. The route peters out after the first two pitches.

with Debbie Wilkinson
nige pacer ?/Jul/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/02 AltLd
malc 30/Mar/02 AltLd O/S
with Adele
kato'sdad 24/Jun/01 AltLd
RobSimmo 24/Jun/01 AltLd
Darragh ?/Jun/01 -
with Rob
IanGilbertJones 17/Feb/01 AltLd
petekeron ??/2001 Lead O/S


steve prior ?/Aug/00 AltLd
with Andy C
Hidden 27/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Scotsken ?/Jun/00 -
Different Steve ?/May/00 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & P3

with Mervyn Lamacraft
Hidden 30/Apr/00 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 -
belay bunny turned bad ??/2000 -
mux ??/2000 Lead O/S
Ed Booth ??/2000 Lead O/S
pigeonjim ??/2000 AltLd O/S
BenTiffin 03/Jun/99 AltLd
with Matt Baker
Hidden ?/May/99 AltLd
rachm2004 01/May/98 2nd


with Ian L
Phil West 18/Mar/98 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2 & 4 in Guide Tennies. The top pitches are pants! Descended in the dark - headtorches in our sacks at the bottom:-(

with Steve Wild
dickypips ??/1998 AltLd O/S
with john richards
zero six ??/1998 Lead O/S
Julian Wedd ??/1998 -
liabilityliz 24/Jun/97 2nd
with Nick Dixon
Hidden 01/Jun/97 AltLd
Nigel Coe ??/1997 AltLd
with Ian Birch
Hidden 20/Sep/96 Solo
smudge ?/Sep/96 Lead O/S
craig h 12/May/96 AltLd O/S
with Janet Hannah
JiveWeasel 18/Jun/95 AltLd O/S

Kate led Pitch 3.

with Kate S
shoulders ?/Jun/95 -
Cowflinger ?/May/95 Solo
danm ??/1995 -
bullybones ??/1995 -
colin milton 29/May/94 AltLd
with eric milton
steve taylor ??/1994 -
Hidden 13/Sep/93 Lead O/S
MoWalker3 05/Sep/93 AltLd
with Joe
Hidden 14/Apr/93 AltLd O/S
DavPk ??/1993 AltLd
with Gareth Wood
Hidden ??/1993 AltLd
charlesmfrench 10/Jul/92 Lead O/S


with Adrian Draper
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
Mick King 08/Sep/91 AltLd
with Ellie
Hidden ?/Sep/91 AltLd
Hidden 27/Apr/91 AltLd
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
mattnuttall 14/Aug/90 Lead
with Steve Prior, Alan Holden
michaelb1 ?/Aug/90 Lead


Hidden 06/Jul/90 2nd O/S
rogerskews 06/Jul/90 Lead
with Phil
Hidden ?/Jul/90 AltLd
Ched ??/1990 Lead O/S
with Glyn
Pete_Frost ??/1989 Lead dnf

Led crux then fell off when off route on pitch 3 - no lasting damage but limping for a couple of weeks afterwards.

with George Manley
Hidden 16/Oct/88 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Aug/88 AltLd O/S

Done a few times. The long pitch is one of the best VS pitches.

with Longhair Mick, Nick Oldfield, Andrew Bevan
Richard Weller 03/Jul/88 AltLd
with Susanne (KMC)
Derek Ryden ?/Apr/88 Lead O/S
with Nige Bruce
AndyB123 ??/1988 AltLd O/S
with Andy E
Hidden 04/Jul/87 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/87 AltLd
Hidden 12/Apr/87 Lead
Backinthegame ?/Aug/86 AltLd
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
dodders ?/May/85 2nd
with Roger E
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Hidden 08/Apr/84 AltLd O/S
nigehughes ?/Sep/83 AltLd
with Steve Nicholson
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
philhilo 26/Jul/82 Lead O/S
with John Graham
GordonHart ?/Jul/82 Lead O/S
with James Taveran
biggianthead ?/Sep/81 -
with M
Ken Taylor 20/Aug/81 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick
Robmwatt ??/1981 AltLd

Date could be a year or two out either way !

with Gaz Morgan
Hammy 27/Apr/80 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Hidden ??/1980 -
Falko ??/1980 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Hidden ??/1980 -
Bruce Kerr 17/Apr/79 Lead
with Brian Carson
Hidden 16/Apr/79 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1979 AltLd
Hammy 09/Aug/78 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
RichardMc 22/Oct/77 AltLd
with Patrick Radford
Andy Chubb 23/Sep/77 Lead
with Saxon Ridley
mikej 20/Sep/77 Lead
with Tony Waite
Nic Robinson 03/Aug/77 AltLd O/S
with Paul Greenland
Mike Owen 10/Jul/77 Lead rpt
with Elaine Watson
rogerskews 30/Apr/77 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Ian Jones ??/1977 Lead O/S
with Billy Jones
jmr 17/Jun/76 AltLd

May have done since with Paul Greenhow, but don't have a date.

with Bob Howard
beaumap ?/Jun/76 AltLd
with Bernie Green
Mark Kemball 03/Apr/76 AltLd
with George Mumford
Rob Davies 28/Feb/76 AltLd

Steve led it old style - direct rope tie, big boots and 2 or 3 nuts on slings.

with Steve Platt
Hidden ?/Aug/75 AltLd
Mike Owen ?/Aug/75 AltLd O/S
with John Roberts
Hidden ?/Jun/75 -
Bolt Phobia 15/May/75 AltLd
with Dave Williams
kjacks ??/1975 Lead

A bit dissapointing after 1st two pitches

Nigel Bond 04/Apr/74 Lead
with Dave Jolliffe
granitbahn ??/1974 AltLd
Andy Say ??/1974 Lead
pneame ?/Apr/73 -
rogerskews ??/1973 AltLd
with Dane Atkins
Tom V ??/1972 -
mikej 23/May/70 Lead
with E
tapley 08/Aug/69 AltLd
with Dave Hearnshaw
mikej 08/Sep/68 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
Gordon Stainforth 13/Aug/68 AltLd
with John Stainforth
RichardMc 14/Apr/68 AltLd O/S
with J Dando
Dave Westby ??/1968 Lead
with Joe Giblin
eroica64 16/Jul/67 Lead
with Percy aka Mike Spring
Hidden 25/Jun/66 Lead
eroica64 29/May/66 Lead
with Mick Coffey
eroica64 ??/1965 2nd

Tried to lead it and fell off.

with Ian Esplin
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