2nd pitch couldnt get past the last bolt left some crag swag minus273degrees - Lead dnf - 08/Mar/14 with WBroughton
Just the most amazing experience sport climbing I've ever had. Wonderful route and feeling of exposure, seriousness and adventure. Climbed as a trio with the second tied in at a midpoint of the rope, worked well but took a long time. Did descent 1. Started at midday and ended with the last two pitches of Albahida in the dark as well as the knife-edge ridge scramble to the top and descent - start as early as you can and bring a few slings and about 2-5 larger nuts/hexes for the last bits of Albahida which aren't really described in the book (though we didn't use any nuts in the end). Book underestimates the time to get to the top and down. Well worth it though.
badgerjockey - AltLd O/S - 27/Dec/13 with Rich/Kuang
Lead all the pitches, but did it all in 3 looong pitches. So much fun. Scrambled to the summit thn walked off the top back to the car.
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/13 with Grace
Interesting start to the trip! Lead pitch 1, 4 and 6. Pitch 6 is harder than a 5+ and the top section is not protected at all i.e. bring slings! The last pitch up albahida is not protected again. The rockfax description for the walk off is underestimated. We ended up in the dark scrambling across a ridge for an hour and then walking down scree back down to the bottom. At least a 3 hour walk off! Luckily, I had a head torch. . .
EalCapitan - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/13 with Andrew Young
andrewyoung99 - Lead - 15/Dec/13
Fred_Richard - 15/Oct/13 with Pete
Abbed off after two pitches and fell when leading P2
AndyMcCoy - AltLd dnf - 13/Oct/13 with Terry
Hidden - 04/Oct/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/13
cmars89 - Lead - 31/May/13 with Littleman
Swinging leads from pitches 1-5 then abseiled back the line
torsok - AltLd dnf - 23/Apr/13 with Nigel
Only climbed p1-p5 - led 1, 2, 4
ajc - AltLd dnf - 12/Apr/13 with Morri
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Apr/13
undoingtheknots - Lead - Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd dog - 31/Mar/13
First multi-pitch climb ever. Scary but do-able. Final pitch a bit challenging...
jontutcher - 2nd dog - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Mar/13
Hidden - 28/Mar/13
mrteale - Mar/13
BigTone - AltLd O/S - 25/Dec/12
1st pitch only
HB1 - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/12 with GH
N-Missin - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/12
david0811 - Lead β - 27/Oct/12
P1, one nails move
MrRiley - Lead dog - 27/Oct/12 with Lachy Low, Dave Marshall, Cat Smith, Will Owen, Debbie Lee
1st pitch was Mol's best lead of the holiday. 4 pitches up we abbed off to go see the lightweights who had given up.
adi bryant - AltLd dnf - 26/Oct/12 with Molly-George
Climbed out on 2 easy trad pitches without gear and scrambled to the top
Catsjit - Lead - 16/Oct/12 with Koen N. en Tsjippe
sazmaz - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Dan Lanchester-Wright
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12
Hidden - Lead β - 05/Oct/12
First pitch only
Haighy - Lead - 12/Jun/12
First pitch only
taylor123 - Lead - Jun/12
1st pitch only - 5+
ElliotGough - Lead O/S - May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/12
You definitely need twin 50m ropes to ab off - the 6th pitch is about 40m. The sixth pitch is also nearer 6a than 5+ I would say, and it's more than just a move off the belay.
I can't agree with the comments about polish... we hardly noticed any at all.
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 29/Mar/12 with Guy Hustinx
Jessicacrump - TR O/S - 26/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12
My first really long multi-pitch sport climb, and what an adventure it turned out to be. We had planned to do some shorter routes before starting on this, but after arriving at the crag, we decided against this. We set off, and reached the first big ledge in what we thought was good time. We had lunch here, and then pressed on to the summit, only to find it was a longer way off than we had thought. After some difficulties with rope length resulting in Sam having to downclimb almost an entire trad pitch towards the top, we eventually topped out just as it went dark. We signed the book and stayed roped up for the scramble off which turned into more climbing towards the end when we got lost. Managed to disturb a couple's romantic new years on the sumit on the way down by asking for the road in poor french, and eventually made it home with a coup,e of hours to spare until midnight. Crazy day!
Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/11 with Joe Hook, Sam Keyne
Zoe did first two pitches in one. I did second half of climb in one. First Half nice but second part not quite as good.
JonnoP - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11 with Zoe S
jayme - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Ben, westmoreland
Kyle's first multi-pitch. Joined up with Albahida to reach summit. Added our ascent to the tin hidden in the rock! I lead odd pitches, Kyle even. Took my first hanging belay toilet stop. Descent was brutal, abseil off!!!
marcb - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Kyle Goslan
7 hours for the full summit
Inhambane - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11
5 hours to the summit! read the guidebook wrong and started up 'The Master' - Doh!
LeahJamie - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Ian Bell
C led all the harder pitches, I did the 4 and the 4+. She managed everything clean, I stood on a bolt on pitch 1, and pulled on a draw on the last pitch.
Nobody else on the route all day, possibly because it was an airport changeover day, but also possibly because the temperatures were in the high 20s!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd - 09/Apr/11 with Carmen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/10
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with Chipie
Awesome day, first 4 pitches flashed by but then we were slowed by encountering abseil points a lot and mistaking them for belays, then waiting for otehrs to abseil past us, then getting very tired. Walk off took an hour, and nearly an hour to do the summit ridge. All good tho. I led P2,4,6 and some of the top 45m 3+. We both flashed everthing. First pitch stiff for 5 (with a rucksack not warmed up!!!).
Phil Murray - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Liz
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10
Superb quality all the way though a bit tougher than expected (probably due to heat and fatigue). If continuing to the summit, the last pitch of Albahida can easily be protected with a few slings.
barney800 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/10 with Katherine Shaw
AndyFunnell - 2nd - 23/Sep/10 with Ruth Creamer
chers - Lead - May/10
Hidden - 24/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/10
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Feb/10
tmawer - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/10 with Malorca jeremie
smudge - AltLd - 24/Nov/09 with Rob
Pitch 1 & 2 only
philhaigh - Lead O/S - Nov/09 with Natalie Haigh
Took a lead fall on first pitch, having forgotten to remove suntam cream and then getting pumped getting sorted ! Also a rest on pitch 2. Very hot but incredible route, tons of exposure and airy top out.
richorme - AltLd dog - 27/Oct/09 with Gary Woodburn
Pitch 2,4,6. walked off. and scrambled back to our bags. intended as quick warm up - ended up taking most (all ) of the day
Mattyk - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Wilky
lead 1st, 3rd, 5th pitch.
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Matt Kilner
P1 and P6 pluse have the 3+ to the top. Superb
wpgaudin - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Matt Street, David Turland
What a route!. 1st pitch was incredibly polished making it a hard 5+.
Hard start on Pitch 6 must have been 6a although climbing with a sack and getting tired by that stage.
Conan - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/09 with Chris Michalak
Active rest day. Great day out.
Chazz - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Matt Rowat
Awesome day out on our "active rest" day. Split both the last 2 long easy pitches into 2 meaning you could see and hear your partner all the time.
Matt Rowat - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Charlie
Will ran pitches 1+2 together.
Lead 3, 5 and easy pitch 7.
Managed to Ab from top of pitch 3 to the floor in 1 on 50m ropes.
Some hard moves fir a 5 on pitch 1, and nice technical moves on pitch 6.
Gret way to spend a day
pottsworth - AltLd - 19/Mar/09 with Will
Great fun. Scrambled to the summit afterwards which seemed like a much better option than abseiling.
Andrew Barker - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Dan O'Flynn
danoflynn - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Andy Barker
Led P2,4,6. First on the route that day. 4 abseils off. 5 hours.
DafSWMC - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Toby
Led pitches 2, 4 and 6.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/09 with EeFu
EeFu - AltLd - 02/Mar/09 with Jim Slater
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/09
Hidden - Mar/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/09
Spence22 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Charlie
matthomas79 - 2nd - 16/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/08
Mike led pitches 1, 3 & 5. I led 2, 4, 6 and the top trad section.
Finished up the top pitch of Albahida then onto the summit getting back to the car in the dark!
Fiona Reid - AltLd O/S - 21/Nov/08 with Mike
Started late, caught up with another team who then abseiled over us.
Topped out just before sunset.
Mike_Watson_99 - AltLd - 21/Nov/08 with Fiona
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - AltLd O/S - Nov/08 with Graham
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/08
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/08
6 pitches of fun! I lead pitches 2, 4 and 6 and followed 1, 3 and 5. The view from the top was definately worth seeing. It took us a good amount of time. Almost whole day.
tjkk - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Jussi
ioboy - AltLd - 15/Apr/08 with Jim Unwin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/08
Really windy abseil off after pitch 1
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/08 with Emily Stokes
gfoster - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Nick Blackbeard
Simon Rackley - Lead - Mar/08 with andy wilki
Great full day out with a good mate.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/08 with chris kay
Theeni - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/07
Tom finished route, I left off the last pitch as hit the summer sun, whcih was no fun with a bag.
igneouscarl - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Tom Stahl
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/07
brianrunner - AltLd - 09/Mar/07 with martina
K Wall - AltLd - 14/Feb/07 with Amanda, Martin
Superb fun. Ld p1+p2 as one long pitch, ld p5 and p7 (trad) right at the top. Abseiled down.
Nick Smith - UKC - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/07 with Roslyn McKendry
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/07 with Nick Smith
maybe_si - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/07 with charlie
Lead pitch 1,3,5
Rebecca Buckenham - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/07 with Andre
jimjimmyjimjim - AltLd O/S - 07/Jan/07
Abbed off after Pitch 4.
Oddjob - AltLd - 03/Jan/07 with Carrie
Kyuzo - 2007
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/May/06
sam coward - AltLd O/S - Mar/06 with Wayne
steve mee - Lead - Mar/06 with Mich Mee
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/04
cem - Lead O/S - 09/May/04
I led P3. Superb.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 21/Dec/01 with Ed
led first two pitches, really polished
abbeywall - AltLd - 25/Oct/01 with K
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 08/Feb/01 with Joe Thompson
tjekel - 2001
wadey1973 - Lead - 25/Oct/99 with Alan Swan
John Southworth - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/97 with Vicky Munn
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/97 with Trudi Veenstra
First two pitches as rest not in topo bought in Bunyola!
Scott McRae - AltLd O/S - Oct/94 with Steve Lucas
Mike Owen - 27/Jul/91 with Elaine Owen