The top crack is pure evil! Not my idea... Lovely P1 - 5b face climbing and would be a two star E1 or may be E2 on its own (was a bit run out but may be because I just wasn't looking that hard for gear). The short steep crack on P2 is vicious. I went wrong, tried to down climb and jumped off a short way so not exactly clean. Got it second go, using a finger lock rather than a painful jam helped. The starting crack on P3 was similarly hard. This time actually fell off but got it second go. The main event though is the evil overhanging finishing crack. I knew I'd have no chance but the initial horizontal section was actually fine as the jams were ok and there were foot holds. Getting established on the overhanging headwall was beyond me though... The crack got too thin for me to get decent hand jams (excuses!) and the jam I was on was really painful (wuss!). Should have taped up! Had to aid it for a couple of moves, then got back into the jamming and it was still hard but at least doable! Won't be in a rush to do this one again...
Misha - AltLd dog - 27/Jul/14 with Eszter
Couldn't get my feet round the lip. Desperate. I also thought i was good at cracks, but got utterly spanked. Got cocky and thought taping up was for pussies. Bad idea. shreaded my hands.
markalmack - Lead dog - 13/Apr/14 with james marjot
Neil - Lead dog - 2014
mike mo - 2014
mike mo - 2014
mike mo - 2014
led the top three cracks in one, a jamming pathway!
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with alice thompson
Can't hand jam so I found this rather hard..
Alice Thompson - 2nd dog - 21/May/13 with Dan Gibson
Before I tried this route, I thought I was alright at jamming...
Did it as two - Felix led the stunning first half up to the three tiered crux cracks. Jumped off the second crack onto the ledge and fell over, weighting the rope, but got through it in the end, to the crux. Totally shut down pulling through the lip of the roof - could get both hands through round the lip but not high enough to get a foot in. We escaped up Neb in the end. Properly hard, this! Tried a fair few times but was defeated, hands and ego in tatters. I absolutely loved getting spanked by this route (even if it did make me cry a little bit), and plan to train every night in secret and return for round two. Tremadog, this isn't over...
jacobjlloyd - AltLd dnf - 19/Jun/11 with Felix
just when i thought i knew how to jam
feilx - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/11 with Jake
Glyn - Lead dnf - 01/Mar/11 with Barni
WOW amazing. hand are sore now. went up fell off a few time lowered down rested pulled ropes then got it clean. hard E3 maybe E4 for effort.
barni - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/11
Top pitch only. Fell once, the did it from the hands off rest. Nails!
Luke Brooks - Lead - 01/Mar/11 with Glyn Hudson
mwatson - 2011
Just last pitch
Brown - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/10 with James T
Hidden - Jul/10
Hidden - Jun/10
TomPR - Lead - 30/May/10
Hidden - AltLd dog - 04/Oct/09
Took the 1st and 3rd pitches clean. Dogged the last pitch to hell on second after Nathan had aided out - pretty meaty!
Jez - AltLd dog - 04/Oct/09 with NJSharp
Hidden - Lead - 02/May/09
Hidden - 2nd - 2008
Marcus - 2008
Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/May/07
Hidden - 1995
Big Rik - 2nd - 1995 with Dave Body
Hidden - AltLd - 1990
Led the roof crack, hands over the top, stopped to tell my second I was there, relaxed - foot slipped -off! Had to do the finish again.With John Aylewood I think
uphillnow - AltLd - 1988 with john Aylewood
ewar woowar - 1987
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/85
keefe - 17/Apr/84
TonyF - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/83 with Tony Cox
Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/82
Hidden - 1980
Mike Owen - 2nd β - 14/Oct/77 with Mark Stokes
A really hard struggle, considering I thought I could jam reasonably well, but absolutely safe.
petemeads - Lead - 1977 with Steve Taylor
Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/66