Gripping! Hard very stressful!
poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/15 with adrian voss
Harder than expected and very glad didn't do it last year. Excellent hands on steep rock with a couple of rest positions. Spectacular belay! Crux is superb and requires commitment.
druss - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/15 with Peter Ocampo
Will Mortimer - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Simon Thursz
Lead the first pitch. Excellent route.
gurumed - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with gjd
led p 2.
gjd - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Gurumed
Peak Climbing Club outing on rough sea day. Memorable!
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/14 with Kev
Not very epic except maybe for steve... easy jugs and jams. Excellent fun.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14 with steve lismore
God this climb was hard work-scarecely any footholds, and wet too. Nearly got it clean but hand slipped on wet rock and I fell off just before the belay.
stevelismore - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/14 with Graeme Hammond
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Henry
Hidden - 2014
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Rob Adie
nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Gareth Greeves
Not technically a whole repeat as we never made it all the way round last year, this time we did and it was fantastic as expected, great exposure for HVS, top route well worthy of three stars. No bird poo post nesting season for those wondering.
gg4419 - AltLd rpt - 12/Aug/13 with Nick Stephens
papashango - AltLd - 04/May/13 with Major Tony
Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 04/May/13 with Connor
adie84 - 2013
Where is the "had an epic" in the style option? Waited to see if rain would clear, still went for it although lateish, wrong belay, damp holds, etc. Great route :-)
nickstephens - AltLd dnf - 15/Sep/12 with Gareth Greeves
gg4419 - AltLd dnf - 15/Sep/12 with Nick
Led P2. Better than Heart of Darkness!
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Charles Moreton
Led p1 but didn't belay in the right place so Kirill got a longer second pitch
cem - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Kirill Spiridonov
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/12
soph - AltLd - 28/Jul/12 with Annelies Sarrazyn
Great exposure and pump under the massive overhang!
haydng - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Dave
Prone to seepage. Exciting!
Kevster - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12
Compo - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Kev Faux
Not one to do on a wet/misty day or maybe just not until summer, given the seepage over half of it...when it starts greasy, remember to turn back before you're half way and being dripped on!!
CRiddiford - AltLd dnf - 10/Mar/12 with Chris
So wet, but so fun, and so glad to get off of it! :)
chrism225 - AltLd dnf - 10/Mar/12 with Caroline
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/11
Led P2. Steep and intimidating for the grade with lots of guanno infested jugs. Harder than Heart of Darkness.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Jim
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/11
Took a factor 2 fall onto an inproptu belay after much faffage and an attempt on a day when the rock was wet. Apparently the route is a bit epic prone, I think I can see why!
Oliver Sherman - AltLd dog - 30/Jul/11 with John Eales
P1 Alan, P2 Alan.
After the first pitch we were both beasted and looking for an easy escape. Preferring the less pumpy crack, Alan climbed (with aiding) part of the second pitch of Deep Throat then found an easy hand traverse off to the right. A fully outrageous climb!
Rowan Mitchell - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Alan Murray
There's no way this is the same grade as Riders! Had to rest on gear after finding a damp hold on the first pitch. Decided I was too pumped to do the second traverse pitch so tried to go up the crack instead. Ethics were swiftly abandoned in favour of pulling on gear and swearing a lot. Eventually got past the first overhang and escaped out right. Despite feeling thoroughly sandbagged I had great time and it's a brilliant route. Reckon it's E1 though where the 'E' stands for Epic!
Alan100 - 2011
PAJames - 2011
john led the first pitch and i tried the second!after get pumped out a 3rd of the way along the traverse i decided to rest on the gear knowing that it wasnt great.5 mins went by and the the cam popped sending me down into the E3 below.battered and shocked im climbed back up and escaped by leading the first pitch in reverse!amazing positions!need more strength and more balls!I WILL RETURN!
jon_gill1 - AltLd dnf - 28/Aug/10 with john beardmore
What a position and the belay is just wild. Only pitch one climbed though. Jon tried pitch 2 and could not commit so he had to lead back along pitch 1.
JWB - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Jon Gill
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10
Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/10
Hidden - Mar/10
Hidden - Mar/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
spacey - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with paul evans
matt.woodfield - Lead - 29/Aug/09
steve.warrington - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Stuart Llewellyn, Matt Woodfiled
david morse - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/09 with General
I led the first pitch clean, mark did the rest as one pitch, I fell and took a swing, leaving my self a little bruised and off route. Some prussiking occured.
Fat Tim - AltLd dog - 17/Aug/09 with Mark kauntz
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009
2nd pitch. super exposed and exciting
Paul Bowen - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Rebecca Hayes
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/08
just one more - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with tim b
morganator - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Neil McAdie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/08
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08 with Sarah
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/08
LC - AltLd O/S - Feb/08
david morse - Lead dog - Aug/06 with rampant
Boxy - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Mick
Lead the second pitch....definitely felt harder than 5a but it was my first trad climb in the UK. Some wild moves on the traverse 100ft above the waves....even a funky old (thank God) fixed friend i slumped on to to belay once vocal contact became impossible (so done in 3 pitches).
Morgan Woods - Lead dog - Aug/05 with James Clarke
alex_th - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/04 with Tim Riley
shoulders - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/02 with dai
Billg - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/01 with Megan Beaumont
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/01
Hidden - Lead - 2000
NeilGriffiths - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/97 with Neil Nussey
Hidden - 1996
ChrisJD - 2nd - 05/May/91
Hidden - 1990
ChrisJD - Lead - 06/Aug/88
steve taylor - Lead - May/88 with Dave Gilkes
Mike Owen - 16/Aug/85 with Ian Carr
Hidden - 07/Jun/81
steve L - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/79 with Charlie