This is probably the most popular route in the Leap, it starts at the big flake/groove left of the smooth black wall. Step right from the top of the flake and pull over a bulge. Follow a line of holds up rightwards to a roof. Step back left and make a l-o-n-g pull over this to reach good holds above. Shorties may want to use the two alternative sequences which don't need a reach. Follow the wall above with care, keeping slightly right. © Rockfax
FA. G.Gibson 19.3.84 19/Mar/1984
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|James S||19/Sep||2nd O/S||
|Justin T||03/Sep||Lead O/S||
Whoever pulls off a chunk of the suspect rock on the upper wall and takes that ride won't be arguing for soft E2...
The bulge and then the overlap were the tricky bits for me then cruise to the top...tapping everything before you pull.
Had seconded before. Great route
|pete johnson||11/Aug||Lead rpt||
Reach, and reach again!
Found it harder than I remembered but was a bit pumped from Bloody Sunday as a warm up! First bulge took a few goes, second was more technical, more fun and less pumpy. Two stars seems about right...
|Jim Brooke||27/Jun||2nd O/S|
The long reach isn't too bad. Just need to use some higher, slightly smaller footholds. Im proper small. Pretty steady, great great. Some suspect holds at the top.
Nice introduction to the Leap. Felt pretty easy for the grade and not sure the long reach description is accurate - I didn't struggle on any of the moves and I'm a right shortarse.
|Alex Winter||17/May||Lead O/S|
|ian d f||17/May||2nd rpt|
|adam 24||19/Apr||Lead O/S||
|Mike Goldthorp||09/Apr||Solo O/S||
What a bangin route! Delicate move below and up through the overlap felt super exciting with smeary feet, and the burlier crux was just wild, but the holds are big and juicy - loving the leap!
Sopping wet at the start. Pinged off the first move in a surprise hand slip. Glad I placed a wire from the ground. This incident made me a bit nervous, but managed to relax and started enjoying it from the first bulge onwards.
Pleased to finally do this. Went up and down at the crux but used guidebook photo beta to good effect!
|Matt Cooke||23/Aug/14||Lead O/S||
|Rachel Slater||20/Aug/14||2nd rpt|
|tim newton||20/Aug/14||Lead O/S|
|Duncan Campbell||15/Aug/14||2nd rpt||
Pretty steady with just a couple of tricky moves.
nice one Bubbles
|Dan Hostford||27/Jul/14||Lead O/S|
Having been prepared about the crux was a little nervous but it went fine.
|Patrick Hill||08/Jun/14||Lead O/S|
|Dan Geh||08/Jun/14||2nd O/S||
|john lynch||18/May/14||Lead O/S||
brilliant route, What a venue!
gutted as I sat on crap gear a few times at the crux due to not trusting the gear, went back to the good gear and climbed it again, and when I finally committed the climbing was steady
|Llinos C||17/May/14||Lead O/S||
|Tom Livingstone||21/Apr/14||2nd β|
First route in the leap, awesome place, really good route, loads of gear, never to hard, good rests, pretty soft for E2.
|simon kimber||18/Apr/14||Lead O/S|
|Julian Cooper||16/Apr/14||2nd O/S||
|Frank the Husky||??/2014||-|
|Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing||??/2014||-|
Really nice climbing..
Crux a bit tenuous but did it. Felt a bit bold for me to lead.
|Dave Turnbull, BMC||13/Jul/13||2nd||
Pete the Vet
|Joe Innes||13/Jul/13||Lead O/S||
Sash, Simon Brice
|dan gibson||04/Jul/13||2nd rpt||
|Jake Young||15/Jun/13||Lead O/S|
|Sarah Black||?/Jun/13||Lead O/S|
Spent a loooong time and got pumped before committing to the crux, which was ok in the end but I couldn't get great gear in so not very well protected. Topped out and had a chat with Don Saergent who'd taken photos of me on the route.
|Daniel Heath||05/May/13||2nd rpt||
With Darren. Not too bad but thought the undercut traverse was technical.
First time in the leap. Fun.
|Rachel Slater||05/May/13||2nd O/S||
First route in the leap!
Probably HVS for tall people, I found getting the first hold to even start the reachy section desperate (5' 5").
|Dave Musgrove||30/Mar/13||2nd rpt||
Trying to keep out of the wind. Felt harder than it used to.
|Dave Musgrove Jnr||30/Mar/13||Lead||
25 years since we did it as my first big sea cliff lead. Less stressful but just as good.
Great route! First time in the leap
Fairly stiff cruxes but not reachy with good footwork and use of minor holds.
Great climbing, never too hard.
|Ed morris||10/Aug/12||Lead rpt||
|Dave Foster||10/Aug/12||Lead O/S||
Very good, must come back and get properly after a few more E2s ... was intimidated by the first crux and rested, then escaped right higher to easier but still very good climbing.
Avoided the main roof to the right, up a grassy gully.
|David Kay||24/Jun/12||Lead O/S||
First time in the leap, what a place! The lower section was very damp (spring tides probably soaked it) then brilliant climbing above, particularly getting past the first bulge.
|Harry Thorpe||04/Jun/12||Lead O/S||
Not reachy with a bit of technique. Great to finally get down the leap though, what a crag!
|Ramon Marin||26/May/12||Lead O/S||
Excellent route, an inspiration to get to the E numbers!
Dan Wicks, Olly
|Sophie Nunn||02/Oct/11||Lead O/S|
|John Brayshaw||29/Aug/11||2nd O/S||
Had to climb in two pitches to avoid the incoming tide. The l-o-n-g move isn't necessary - there are other ways to do the move around the second bulge.
|Ollie B||15/Aug/11||Lead O/S||
stretch isnt that bad if you use your feet.
|Haydn Jones||10/Aug/11||Lead O/S|
|James Oswald||06/Jul/11||2nd O/S||
First climbing out of huntsmans. Seconded Jon. Was ok - big reaches.
great moves all the way, great gear
Good protectyion but you have to move above it a bit on the two bulges
|Stone Muppet||05/Jun/11||Lead β||
HVS for the tall..?
Cool route, first lead in the Leap. Good gear, fun moves... Oddly enough I found the first bulge nails and the second bulge duff. The route was nicely chalked which was useful.
howard, ollie b
First route in the leap. Brilliant. Long move not an issue with a pleasant alternative sequence.
|Cragrat Rich||27/May/11||Lead O/S||
First time in the leap and abbed in without rock shoes... What a tit! Climbed out for last route of a gruelling (but great) day in partners boots, 2 sizes too big and 3 layers on. Horrible mess, overheating and nastily strung out at crux. What a route though.... And what a place!
|Daniel Heath||30/Apr/11||2nd O/S||
been on the tick-list for ages. first time in the leap (stunning) made a mess of the first roof but found the second ok after finding a good sequence. took fookin ages though - sorry guys.
Allun, Remus Knowles
|dan gibson||24/Apr/11||2nd rpt||
|Dan Lane||01/Sep/10||2nd O/S||
fairly good, but a bit polished.
Second route in the Leap and last one of the day. The tide was just a few metres away from Phil by the time he started seconding. Really nice route, deserves three stars. More sustained than Shape Up but the couple of cruxy sections over bulges are both easier than the start of Shape Up, making for a more balanced route. E2 only because a bit bold on the cruxes.
Very straight forward and well protected.
|Dr Caterpillar||24/Aug/10||2nd O/S||
nice undercut on the crux, bit different from standard pembroke fare
|irish paul||08/Aug/10||Lead O/S||
|Brian Rodgers||08/Aug/10||Lead O/S||
Nice to do a route in Huntsmans. E2 is probably about right - but a fairly easy one.
|Rich Kirby||05/Aug/10||2nd rpt|
|Mark Warnett||?/Aug/10||Lead O/S||
great climb with an awesome crux, great gear and much easier than it looks
|Ed morris||08/Jul/10||Lead O/S||
avoided the proper line and escaped up the exit avoiding the overhang. The moves above the first threads were solid.
Had a bit of 'assistance' for the hard move!
|Rob Pitt||23/May/10||Lead O/S||
|metal arms||03/May/10||Lead O/S|
|Duncan Campbell||26/Feb/10||2nd dog||
fell of making the move that Ballsford made when he went off route - was right at limit of my reach till managed the crux reach though...just!
|Paul Bowen||13/Sep/09||Lead β|
|ian d f||12/Sep/09||Lead O/S||
|belay bunny turned bad||17/Aug/09||2nd|
|belay bunny turned bad||21/Jun/09||Lead rpt|
really good fun, very classic with a tricky crux that feels quite run out (but youd be fine if you fell).
|Tim M||13/Apr/09||Lead O/S|
|Tim Steward||28/Sep/08||2nd O/S||
alot better climbing and rock than the dirty appearance. good crux.
|Greg Pittam||26/Jul/08||2nd O/S||
|Owen W-G||18/May/08||Lead O/S||
First visit to the leap. Bit of a soft touch, felt easier than Shape Up.
Bit more run out than I remembered it, but short, sharp cruxes. The munchkins found the long reaches hard work...
Sam and Susie
|Alex Mason||04/May/07||Lead O/S||
Slightly dissapointed with this despite good crux sections.
|david morse||?/Aug/06||Lead rpt||
Fantastic setting, couple of tricky sections, including one that pitched me off.
|dan gibson||02/Jul/06||Lead rpt||
|ian caton||??/2006||Lead O/S|
|Alan James - UKC and UKH||17/May/05||2nd||
Tried the direct method on the crux this time. Not too tricky if you find the hold and not as reachy as its reputation suggests.
|Alan James - UKC and UKH||15/May/05||Lead||
Found a cunning left-hand method to do the crux using a tiny undercut and avoiding any long reaches.
|Paul Evans||?/May/05||Lead O/S||
|Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe||??/2005||-|
|John Southworth||01/May/99||Lead O/S||
|Rich Kirby||01/Jun/98||Lead rpt|
Bill McKee, Chris Graffton
|Ian Jones||??/1997||Lead O/S||
|Stoney Boy||06/May/95||2nd O/S||
|Colin Edwards||??/1995||Lead O/S|
|michael burrows||20/Aug/94||Lead O/S||
A fantastic pitch
Mostly 5a except for top overhang.
|Rich Kirby||?/Jul/90||Lead O/S|
|William Robertson||??/1989||Lead O/S||
Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Mike Scott, Tim Dunsby
|Dave Musgrove Jnr||29/May/88||Lead||
David's 1st E2 lead
|Alan James - UKC and UKH||23/Aug/87||Lead||
|Steve Crowe||17/Apr/87||Lead O/S|
|Mike Owen||17/Aug/85||Lead O/S||
|Dave Musgrove||22/Apr/84||Lead O/S||
|steve L||01/Apr/84||Lead O/S||