First pitch HVS 5a to small stance on right.2nd pitch went immediately left into groove 5b, then bridging up the groove, more 5b.Stiff E1 5b unless you go up right from belay then into top of chimney? Trees at top....saplings 25m down the hill, need 60m ropes to reach or belay back down route. Total sandbag at the grade.
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Phil simister
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/14
Glorious weather, great gear - an absolutely brilliant, adventurous route. HVS 5a only in a very old fashioned sense. 'Stride across' described in guide is ludicrous. Wall climbing up to tat and campus moves into the cave more like E2, top pitch E1.
benw681 - Lead O/S - 18/May/14
Led p1. Probably ought to go back again for p2 (although I'm not sure I can be bothered) as Chris bypassed it altogether by taking a line up the chossy wall to the right of the groove
cem - AltLd - 24/Jul/12 with Chris Parson
Went off route on pitch 2, too far right. Somewhat loose & vegetated - one star
drcorbasisgod - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Charles Moreton
Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Mike Hayes
wolverine - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Matt Sparkes, James Graham
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Kevin
went a bit off route and turned it into an e3 5a,or felt like it.
mark s - Lead - 21/May/08 with andi t gus
Hidden - 2008
Led 2nd pitch.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/07 with Richard Bower
P1 only. Too cold and wet to go any further.
cem - 2nd - 09/Dec/06 with Graham Dolman
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2003 with john d
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Sep/01
Roget - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/00 with jon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/92
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/92
Hidden - 1992
tlr - AltLd - 08/Aug/91 with Roger
BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/89 with Martin (from South America), Tufty (Stewart Moffat)
Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/88
A long way to the belay at the top. L,L.
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/83 with Ian Milne
David Smith - Lead - Jul/80
Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Sep/79 with Martin Crosby
Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/79
Nigel Bond - Lead - 10/Jun/76 with Andy Brown
mikej - AltLd - 12/Sep/73 with Geoff Williams