This route is my nemesis!!! Did it as the warm up, spent a long time searching out the only decent torque going past the bolt (basically go as high as possible, it doesn't feel great but that's all you get!), then pinged off a bit higher up. Left the draws in as Phil was going to do it but didn't get round to it, so in the gathering gloom at the end of the day I set off by headtorch to recover the draws. Easy start, didn't have the clip stick to hand and the pub was calling so didn't bother pre clipping. Chatting when I should have been concentrating, I pinged off (dodgy axe placement I think) and hit the deck side on. Fortunately I wasn't that high up but my head would still have been a good three metres off the ground. Wrote off the helmet but the head was more or less ok. Got back on shortly after and did it clean, some consolation...
Misha - Lead RP - 07/Dec/14 with Eszter
Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 09/Nov/14 with Tony Ball
Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Nov/14
Mr. K - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/14
First go of the season. Couldn't remember where the good torques were except that you had to go high. That's right, you have to go high! Scrappy getting the feet sorted but axes were solid. Got a bit pumped so good for a warm up.
Misha - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/14 with Masa
masa-alpin - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/14 with Misha
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/14
Mr. K - TR O/S - 20/Oct/14
gazj1986 - TR - 22/Apr/14
Was fine this time. Couple of tenuous technical moves but didn't feel hard.
Misha - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Simon Ward
Dave Almond - Lead RP - 2014 with Nicole Almond
cymjt - 2014
Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 22/Dec/13 with cliff shasby
This route keeps tripping me up! Went to do it as a warm up and promptly fell off when a torque failed (at least it wasn't a dramatic upside down fall this time). Flailed after that - just couldn't get the torques to hold. Lowered off. Led from the ground later and it was ok though still fairly hard work. The trick seems to be to go past the poor torques above the last hook and stick the axe higher up where the crack widens and allows the axe head to be torqued. Then the same again - and again! That was it for the day - slacking off!
Misha - Lead rpt - 15/Dec/13 with Dave Almond
jon22 - Lead - 15/Dec/13 with john nesbit
Finally completed it clean. About time.
Nicole Almond - TR rpt - 17/Nov/13 with Dad
A harder lead than the M7's Apple, And Pears.
Paul Figg - Lead - 17/Nov/13
Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Paul Figg
A Crook - TR β - 16/Nov/13 with Neil Griffiths
wi11 - Lead β - 16/Nov/13 with Dan Lane, Helena, Brian
fell off the first time as an axes popped. No problems second time around.
Dan Lane - Lead RP - 16/Nov/13 with Will Hardy
Dave Almond - Lead - 16/Nov/13 with Nicole Almond
An axe slipped out of a dodgy torque on the first go, resulting in a spectacular upside down tumble, hitting the rock face with my back and head. Head fine, back sore, helmet a write off (only small cracks but enough). Second go got to the top with a few small falls. Torques hard work! Found a useful hook at the start of the torquing section which enabled me to bypass the dodgy torque and get a better one. Third go got it clean. Not that hard if you do it right. Onsighted it a year ago, must be getting old...
Misha - Lead RP - 10/Nov/13 with Dave Garry
Dave Almond - Lead - 09/Nov/13 with James Williams
Paul Figg - Lead - 03/Nov/13
MaccMark - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Si Ward
First ever dry tooling experience.. absolutely brilliant..
Sam Simpson - TR dog - 16/Dec/12 with Mark Grist, Tom Dolden
Got to top hold onsight and leaned on bottom axe which promptly left the crack and took me with it. Bizarrely fell off on several more attempts with same sequence.
philhilo - Lead dog - 25/Nov/12 with misha
Great route, the best of the 5s and 6s that I've done, and felt easy for the grade. Really liked the tenuous torquing in the crack. Done on day 2 of the White Goods Gathering. Apparently it was a bit easier at the time due to a small chock stone in the crack - so Dave Almond tells me!
Misha - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/12 with Phil
Paul Figg - Lead - 25/Nov/12
Andrew Wilson - Lead rpt - 25/Nov/12 with cliff shasby
Ramon Marin - Lead RP - 24/Nov/12 with viki harvey
The warm up
Dave Almond - Lead - 18/Nov/12 with Simon Frost
mux - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Ian Parnell
Dave Almond - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with Ian Parnell, Dave Garry
Very loose in places, gets better with height
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/12 with adam booth
Awesome route. Lots of loose rock and muddy cracks. Pinged off the first time when a hold gave up on me. Brilliant!
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 09/Nov/12 with Ed Mitchell
Dave Almond - Lead - 04/Nov/12 with Simon Frost
As a warm-up - felt easy, unexpectedly.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12 with Matt P
zero six - Lead O/S - Nov/12
frost - Lead β - Nov/12 with D Almond
frost - Lead O/S - Dec/11