Cool first thing. Needed a wind-proof. Climbing straight-forward. Ignored in-situ bolts etc and did it Trad for some practice. Wonderful views to the South and East of the island. Held up a bit by a load of firefigthers doing rescue practice.
I led but under tuition from Justin at Rock and Ride. Great day and excellent company.julianconstable - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14
jasonpm - AltLd O/S - 23/May/14 with Stuart
Cracking day out! Lead 1,3 &6
stujamo - AltLd - 23/May/14 with J.Merison
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 15/Apr/14 with Jenny Kerr
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Mar/14
A bit lost, probably finished up Spits N Giggles
mikespooner - AltLd O/S - 18/Dec/13 with Tim Christian
angie - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/13 with Ben Farrier
Second time, brilliant day out. Full summit experience!
Matt Rowat - AltLd - 15/Oct/13 with Ross
Lovely route. Trainers all the way so nice and comfy! Prob soft vs?
jezb1 - 23/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/13
auld al - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/13
russtyg - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/12
Brilliant route, probably about VS in real money. scramble to the top interesting too - Marie threw camera off the side
tomdude - AltLd - 04/Oct/12 with marie
Loved it! My camera lives here now :-(
marie_p - AltLd - 04/Oct/12 with Tom
Timothy Miller - AltLd O/S - Oct/12
Hidden - Lead - Sep/12
crystalchris - 2nd O/S - Aug/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/12
dakidunn - AltLd - 18/May/12 with Matt Poole
Matt Poole - AltLd O/S - 18/May/12 with Mark Dunn
JamieGreig - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Naomi Dodds
5 1/2 hours to summit, first lead on a multipitch (pitches 1,3,5,7), a fantastic adventure and stunning scenery.
mrteale - AltLd rpt - 27/Mar/12
Slick - AltLd - 24/Nov/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans
Hidden - 24/Nov/11
'bout 4hrs car to car. Walk off was a bit of a slog, but a good fun route none the less. Rack was almost superfluous. Only slings needed really
Ally Smith - AltLd - 10/Nov/11 with jkarran
Nice route with some good wandering route-finding on generally solid rock. The climbing is maybe a little forgettable but the situation and view is far from it. 4.5hrs start to car, the descent is longer than expected.
jkarran - AltLd - 09/Nov/11 with Smith
Lead pitches 2,4 and 6. Some interesting bolts in places, quite a few bits of tat. Definitely need a small rack, medium to large nuts and a few cams came in handy. All in all a very pleasant experience followed by the longest descent off the very top and down the winding path which seemed to go on forever! Took 5hours to reach the top by sunset, wrote in the book, then 1.5hours for the descent in the dark. Would strongly recommend the restaurant next to the parking ;)
Tala M - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Matt Thomas
Fantastic climbing. Takes a whole day to climb this route we took about 4 and a half hours to climb the route and even more time to scramble to the summit and take the long walk down, which ended up in the dark. This route definitely needs trad gear amd some of the pegs are looking very old but the clbin is easy amf shouldnt be a problem. You should reward yourself with a meal at the restaurant by the car park afterwards though.
matthomas79 - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Tala Murdock
sgl - AltLd - 17/Oct/11 with Susie
What a great climb, absolutely brilliant, but weather red hot, so sweaty. The scramble to the top didn't really enjoy that, too hot.
Connorsgrandad - 2nd β - 11/Oct/11 with William Jackson
A great adventure!
Debbie led P1 and I lead the rest.
All the belays are either fully bolted or have big fat in-situ tat on bomber threads.
Some of the pitches have in-situ threads, pegs and the odd bolt but take a small trad rack (particularly short slings for threads on the upper pitches) and/or be prepared for some long run-outs.
We had perfect overcast weather so it was never too hot (unlike the rest of our week). We moved fairly slowly but steadily due to Debbie fracturing her coccyx two weeks before and made it to the top of the climbing in 4hrs30min, the ridge scramble took us 45mins and the walk back to the bar 1hr15min.
Don't forget to sign the "guestbook" at the top!
UnkArl - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/11 with Debbie
Debs - AltLd - 07/Oct/11 with Karl
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/11
quality day out and walk down to bar for beer. take loads of slings and wires 5,6,7,8 poss fr 3. Newish tat at belays and threads
lithos - AltLd - 04/Apr/11 with julie
started early to do this then started late due to an organisational cockup. did scramble to top and just managed to finish before sunset. sensational route, although very very hot.
pebbles - AltLd - Apr/11 with david dickinson
Hidden - 2011
Slick - 2011 with Isabel Evans
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 18/Nov/10 with Sheila Norman, Mervyn Lamacraft
DaNo123 - AltLd - 18/Nov/10 with steve
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/10
isi_o - Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/10
Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/10
AndyFunnell - AltLd - 19/Sep/10 with Ruth Creamer
Patrick803 - May/10 with Jacqui Marwick, Mark Lambert
Hidden - 24/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead - 2010
flytzen - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Sean Worthington
What a fantastic climb, In MHO the start of pitch 2 is the hardest. even the scramble off at the top is fun
jayme - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/09 with westmoreland
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/09
Return visit, no hangover this time and slightly earlier start. Very still and shocking heat but beautiful climb. Tin box at top to record ascent, nice touch.
darren hudson - AltLd rpt - Aug/09 with David Ford
prycey - AltLd β - 06/May/09
Spence22 - Lead O/S - May/09 with Charlie
Brilliant route. Would give it HS 4b as the pro was always good.
Just got back to the car before the rain started!
Conan - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Lindsay
Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09 with Richard Munro, Rob
I led the two easiest pitches, 1 and 6
Sdouglas - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/09 with George Wostenholm
gordon henderson - AltLd - 10/Mar/09 with Chris Morris
CMorris - AltLd - 10/Mar/09 with gordon henderson
Lead Pitches 2, 4 & 6, soloed the scramble at the top
Andy White - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Eefu Thong
EeFu - AltLd - 07/Mar/09 with Andy White
smudge - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/09 with Dan Poulter
djp1 - 2nd - 06/Mar/09 with smudge
Hidden - 2009
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/08
2hrs 10 to top of ridge. Really nice situation, and the scramble to the top completes it.
Sankey - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/08 with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/08 with Stephen
Lead the full 7 pitches of GLORIOUS climbing in an amazing atmosphere.
Route has at least 4 fully bolted belay stances, others consisting of natural threads. Also numerous bits of in-situ gear, ranging from old slings and pegs, to 'home made' bolts.
Scramble at top is almost as long as route itself, taking us at least 3-4 70m rope lengths in windy conditions.
rusty_nails - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/08 with Ben Johnstone
cliffy - AltLd O/S - Oct/08 with Darren Cook, John Baddeley
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/08
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 30/Sep/08 with Joe Killick
Too hot and bad hangover. Take lots of liquid for this one. Probably August ain't the most sensible time to climb! Bailed after a few pitches
darren hudson - 2nd - Aug/08 with David Ford
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/08
Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/08
Apart from a few old pegs and bolted belays, very much a trad route. Take plenty of slings for the threads higher up. Some long run outs over very exposed rock. A great days climbing.
brady - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Phil George
Alternate pitches with steve
PhillipG - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08 with Steve
Tony Little - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/08 with Claire
red-poppy - 2nd O/S - Apr/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08
Great day out. Took a long time due to route finding. Gets windy!
Reeges - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Nick Saunders
Made our way up the arete in 7 pitches, then abbed down the 5+ sport route in 4 pitches with 2 hanging belay stances. Great views, and easy climbing with significant exposure at times.
rusty_nails - 2nd O/S - 21/Dec/07 with John Higginson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07
Led second pitch only Alison led the rest.
martinbath - 2nd - 17/Nov/07 with Alison Rhodes
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/07
JPGR - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with Andrew Newbie
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/07
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/07
igneouscarl - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/07 with Tom Stahl
Right Hand Variant (grade 5).
sam coward - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/07 with Helen
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Dave, George and Stuart
pitch 2 of Quan es fa fosc
Anna Horrox - AltLd - 08/Apr/07 with Clive Greenwood
clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Anna
Climbed in torrential rain
Stuart Johnston - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with Dominic Sellers, g taylor
excellent route. worth scrambling up the final ridge to the top and walking off.
brianrunner - AltLd - 03/Mar/07 with martina
kevin k - AltLd - Mar/07 with dan, dave
danny 7a+ - AltLd - Mar/07 with kev ,dave
katie75 - AltLd - Mar/07 with dan, dave
John 'B' Hutchinson - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Colin Bell
highclimber - AltLd O/S - Mar/07
Kyuzo - 2007
Wayne S - 2007
snowcat - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/06 with David Gale
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/06
khawk - AltLd - Apr/06 with WH
sam coward - Lead O/S - Mar/06 with Tim
steve mee - AltLd - Mar/06 with Alan James, Mich Mee
Hidden - Lead - 04/May/05
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/05 with Carmen
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/05
Big and long and memorable. Dodgy first pitch.
kevinknights - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/05 with Alison Parker
Shaw Brown - Lead - 24/Feb/04 with sara g
liabilityliz - Lead - 19/Sep/02 with Xavier
The Pylon King - AltLd - Apr/02 with Laura
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Mar/02 with Laura
abbeywall - AltLd - 26/Oct/01 with K
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/01
Epic descent in the dark, lost each other, Joe had no head-torch, constantly nearly going over precipices, ran out of water, etc...
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/01 with Joe Thompson
tjekel - 2001
Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/00 with Milly
Hidden - 10/Sep/00
P 1-3 only
Rich Malcolm - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/99 with Colin Urquart, Darren Pallett
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 03/Nov/98
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/97 with Louise Pellett
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/97
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Dec/96
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Mar/96
jacque - AltLd - 1996 with Simon
Andy Say - Lead - Nov/95
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/95
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/95
shark - Lead - 22/Mar/95 with Sonia
Hidden - AltLd - 1993