Just the last pitch this time. All pitches now climbed clean. Routes don't come much better than this.
MarkRoe - Lead RP - 15/Jun/15 with Ben Roe
P2 and 4
BRoe - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/15 with Mark Roe
Took a few falls on the last pitch.
I'll be back.
MarkRoe - AltLd dog - 12/Jun/15 with Ben Roe
Great route and very happy with my lead of P2 as it is sustained at 5c. A steadily increasing sense of urgency resulted in forearms like concrete by the Vector cave. The 6a reach on P4 was too far for me but I was able to bypass it by a tiny crimp on the right on my second try.
Tubs - AltLd dog - 06/Jun/15 with Dave M
Hidden - Lead G/U - 30/May/15
Tom Livingstone - 2nd rpt - 30/May/15 with James Taylor
Top pitch only
Tom Livingstone - Lead rpt - 23/May/15 with Nick Bullock
Gopping wet top pitch- lobbed off twice. Great route
morganator - AltLd dog - 11/May/15 with International Meet Guest
Hidden - Lead β - 22/Apr/15
pete johnson - AltLd - 05/Apr/15 with Chris Parkin
Hidden - 2015
Hidden - 2015
Just the head wall pitch. Previously led it all. T-shirt weather in november!
Ed morris - 2nd rpt - 15/Nov/14 with Tom Grant
HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14
Fell off this lots and lots and! lots. solid lead from henry on the crux!
A possible long term nemesis.
I'll Be Back!
bede.west - AltLd dog - 12/Oct/14 with Henry Francis
Brilliant! The second pitch (which I combined with the first) is really good, with exposed positions and lots of interesting 3D climbing. Lots of rests and good gear but you have to go for it in between. Fortunately it yields to bridging so you can mostly stay on your feet. Solid E3 5c. I led the first two pitches in one to the slightly cramped belay seat in the cave. Ed then did the short ledge shuffle to the base of the crack. Easy to start, then gradually harder with balancey moves to get stood up on the "ledge", which provides a good rest. Climbed up a bit from there, placed a cam, it looked hard above so climbed back down. Up again and it wasn't too bad, another bomber cam in the next slot and it's the crux. Great move up to get a so-so finger lock but higher up the hold is rubbish! Reverse the move, hang around (because I can), up again, work the feet up (as ever) and get a good hold higher up just before breaking left. Breaking out left is a line of jugs, a bit footless to start but the hand holds are good enough and soon enough I'm on the top :-) What a great route and not that hard for E4 if you're fit. Thought the second pitch was the best as it's got some wild positions but the headwall is good fun as well and thankfully a bit easier than it looks!
Misha - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Ed
westaway - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Simon Smith
eel - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Mike
Led 1 and 4
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Dan
Hidden - 30/Aug/14
soph - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/14 with Luke brooks, Blair Fyffe
Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Edmundmorris
Lead all the hard climbing, bottom section is fluffable. Stunning position on the crux pitch!
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with stefan
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/14
Hannes led the first 3, I did the top. Took a winger from the jugs at the end as I was totally spooned. Great route!
drysori - AltLd - 27/Jul/14
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Alex
Alex Mason - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Steve Ramsden
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 28/May/14 with Sam Townsend, Rennie
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/14
Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14 with Tom Murrell
pie_eater_pete - AltLd O/S - 07/May/14
bwestwood - AltLd - 06/May/14
mike mo - 2014
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 06/Oct/13
made a hash of the top pitch! great climbing all the same
Ginger McGrath - AltLd dog - 24/Aug/13 with rob, pete abernethy
Fell off the crux, soaking wet in the crack. Will come back for this!
owain86 - Lead dog - 24/Aug/13 with Livingstone
Top pich only
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 23/Aug/13 with Simon huges
Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/13
dogged 4th (crux) pitch
Simon Allcock - 2nd - 20/Aug/13 with Wilki
Hidden - Lead β - 03/Aug/13
John Postlethwaite - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/13 with liam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13
pete87abs - 2nd β - Aug/13 with Graham, rob
Brad led pitches 1,2&3 in a oner, which made for a brilliant steep pitch mostly on jugs. Then I lead the headwall. Bizarrely found it pretty simple despite it being my first E4 lead, have found many E3's this year harder. Such a good route though!!
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with brad reed
Fell off the crux mostly due to being a bell end and partly due to it being sweaty!
Dangerous Dave - AltLd dog - 20/May/13 with Russ Birkett
Led the first 3 pitches in one. Great climb, slipped off seconding the crux
Russell Birkett - AltLd - 20/May/13 with Dave Cowan
Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/13
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/May/13
Tom Livingstone - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/13 with Will Oates
Pete Rigby - AltLd dnf - 03/Mar/13 with Kelli Roberts
Hidden - Mar/13
captain - 2013
Once it stopped raining we went for this. Should have looked from the ground as it was absolutely soaked. Mud in the crux jam and sopping like mad. Did all the moves after manning up though, reckon about 6b in that state. Shame, will definitely be back and do it properly!
JRae - AltLd dog - 14/Oct/12 with M Watson
P1, 2 & 3 together. Quality.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12
Had all the dreams of an on-sight but terrible tactics, the ascent was tried after a whole day of abuse. Better tactics for Strawberries!
atapper21 - Lead RP - 20/Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/12
lead pt 1,3,4 bruce did second pitch. head wall is amazing what a cool climb
Michael Allday - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Bruce Houston
Bruce Houston - AltLd - Jul/12
Jay C - AltLd dnf - 20/Jun/12 with Nick E
Sandbagged on second pitch. Very sustained and spaced gear. Quite a hard 5c.
Nick Nitro - AltLd dnf - 20/Jun/12 with Jay C
Howard Lawledge - Lead - 18/May/12 with Jack
gforce - AltLd - 16/May/12 with Adrian
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12
Pitch 1-3 in one, led top pitch. Trem endous.
zero six - AltLd O/S - May/12
Hidden - AltLd dog - 15/Apr/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2012
1st and last pitch. Greased off the crux move due to the pocket being damp but then found an alternative way of doing it. Well protected and brilliant exposure.
Owain Llewelyn - AltLd - 20/Nov/11 with Gareth E
P2,4 - black gunge and bats coming out of the top crack made it even more interesting. very good route.
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with andy lole
Seconded top pitch, watched Tom whip a few times, then assumed i wouldnt be able to do it! Might go another time
HeatherF - AltLd dog - 29/Aug/11 with Tom Livingstone
nathanlee - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Dom Lee
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/11 with nathan lee
Abbed off the Vector belay due to rain.
Tom Livingstone - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/11 with Jez Hawksworth
One wet hold
Glyn - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Alex Fry
lx - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with glyn
Dave Parton - AltLd - 22/Jul/11 with Adam Ellwood
One rest on the headwall pitch earlier this year. Happy to send it this time. 6c+
david morse - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/11 with willoates, andy psyche
pumpy and blind! flashed it on daves gear and still thought it was hard. the sidepulls seems to seep even after a bit of dry weather. 6c+ physically, 7a with a rack?
schof - Lead β - 21/Jul/11 with will, northern dave
First pitches clean, then wussed the crux again...didn't back off though at least this time!
thomasadixon - AltLd dog - 10/Jul/11 with Mike
Only the headwall pitch..
Eetu - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Olli
J.Wells - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Jasmine Taplin
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/11
Lead P1 and P3. One fall on pitch 4, loooong move to finger jug. Had feet in right place but just didn't pull hard enough. Good performance by Si, P2 is stiff as foyk for 5c and he got straight back on after a sizeable lob from crux of top pitch. Adventurous and a bit out there on headwall.
Dave Foster - AltLd - 11/Jun/11 with Si 2
JasTaplin - AltLd - Jun/11 with Jonathan Wells
Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/11
Dave Searle - Lead - May/11
one fall on last pitch, didn't really put that much effort in when going for the top finger lock, which was good. Fell below the foot rest, pulled up, rested on the foot rest then lead it clean to top. Great route!
centurion05 - AltLd dog - 27/Apr/11 with chris thorne
P1, dave did 2+3 together then I stepped up to the plate for p4. Got up to the rest then got a few good bits of gear up to the crux. Better sized cam was in the belay (tip: use the massive spike) so was worried about kicking it out and made a half-assed attempt at the crux, which i found quite blind. Dave then had a go with my gear in, put some more in and fell a move further! Awesome being on the headwall and great fun climbing! So steeep too! Gutted the onsight was blown but don't regret the day at all...I'll be back!
Duncan Campbell - AltLd - 14/Mar/11 with Dave Morse
Ed led the two hardest pitches. I had to rest on the rope to get a nut out on the last pitch. Didn't get the bloody nut!
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Ed Booth
Pokey little crux. Just a couple of not such great holds...
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd dog - 01/Mar/11
Jack Loftus - AltLd dog - 01/Mar/11 with Nick
Marcus - 2011
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011
Hidden - 2011
GeoffG - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
centurion05 - 2011
mwatson - 2011
Hidden - 2011
dts - AltLd dnf - 06/Nov/10 with Andy Taylor
Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/10
Lead up to the crux (thinking this was void somehow!) then bottled it and handed over to Mike, who neatly did the whole thing in about 10 mins. Last pitch only (first pitches of void).
thomasadixon - 2nd β - 16/Oct/10 with Mike
Brown - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/10 with James T
Glyn - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10 with Will Oates
p1 - Glyn
p2 + 3 -me onsight
p4- flashed after glyn abbed and stripped the gear.
willoates - AltLd β - 11/Oct/10 with Glyn
JulesV - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Shauna Cunningham
Hidden - Lead dnf - Aug/10
beci tointen - Lead RP - Jul/10 with my uncle carl
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/10
Hidden - Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with michael porter
did the first three pitchs lead 2nd
barni - 2nd rpt - 27/May/10 with Comrad, luke
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/10 with Mikey G
quite easy either side of the short crux, cool climbing and sweet position
Mike Goldthorp - Lead β - 10/Feb/10 with alex mason
soph - 01/Jan/10
Rob Greenwood - UKC - 2010 with Helena Robinson
Top pitch of Cream with first pitches of Void.
Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - Dec/09 with Barni
titchbach - 2nd - 05/Oct/09
grrr top crack wet awesome 5c pitch, will come back...
fennerz - Lead dnf - 03/Jul/09 with Ed Booth
had to down climb from the crux of last pitch as crux hold was wet and really want to do that pitch so will have to go back. Tom lead the 5c pitch.
Ed Booth - AltLd - 03/Jul/09 with Fennerz
datoon - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with K
Fall on 5c pitch - physical and confusing moves, got it all wrong. Fall on 6a pitch - blind with migraine, hardly surprising. Generally a lame effort on an awesome and inspiring route.
jkarran - AltLd dog - 13/Jun/09 with Aly
Al lead 2nd and 4th pitch(the hardest!), just managed to second the top pitch. Felt exposed way up there!
Ian Broome - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with Al, Grant
GrantB - 2nd - 13/Jun/09
did the old version which gives a bold E3 pitch traversing in across the headwall (harder lead than the crack!)
Billg - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Owen Haywood
mr mills - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/09 with Gareth
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009
Seymore Butt - 2009
Led the two easy pitches!
cornishben - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Mike Raine
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08
Hugh did first 3 pitches as 1. I did top pitch. Tremendous.
Rich Kirby - AltLd - 14/May/08 with Hugh
Hidden - 2008
Julian Wedd - AltLd - 2008 with D. Body
jeffmcd56 - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Rob
Led 1 (4c) and 3 (4c)
DavidEvans - AltLd - 28/Jul/07 with adam ellwood
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with gareth
top pitch, done the other pitches before !
mr mills - Lead O/S - 2007 with ioan d
Warm up for Strawberries. Got into 2nd crack on that, then fell off. Dogged to the top, but didn't try again. F7c+/5.13a to put the gear in I reckon.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/06 with Nic Sellers
Hidden - 2006
Hidden - 2nd dog - Mar/05
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/04
nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - Aug/04
nige - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03 with dave kells
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003
akhughes - Lead - 2003
Hidden - Lead - 2003
Had hoped to do it cleanly this time but still forced to rest on the crux - oh well - still some great climbing incl the lower pitches
steveb2006 - Lead dog - 02/Sep/00 with Mike Pycroft
Didn't lead crux pitch
WB - AltLd O/S - 24/May/00 with Jez
Jon Read - 2nd - Jul/99 with Nick Bullock
No easier than in 1987. 1 fall on crux but restarted from ledge - almost clean
steveb2006 - Lead RP - 01/Aug/98 with Mike Pycroft
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/97
Missed last pitch due to the cold
D Tempest - AltLd - 07/Apr/96 with Rick
Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe
jfletcher - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/94 with Phil Dowthwaite
Nick Biven - AltLd - 1994 with Rich Whitwell
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/93
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1993
Hidden - Lead - 1993
Hidden - Lead - 1993
top pitch linked from Void
whispering nic - 1992 with Graham Iles
Hidden - AltLd - 1992
mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1992 with bernie bradbury
Neil R - 2nd dog - 27/May/90 with Ian
shark - Lead - 16/May/90 with Derek Toulalan
DDDD - 1990
Alan James - UKC and UKH - AltLd - 13/May/89 with Phil Baker
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1989 with Bill Williamson
The crux is that pig awkward bulge.
Bob - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/88 with al phizacklea
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/88
Ran out of steam right at top of final pitch and took a rest. Also seconded after Atomic Finger Flake - see details
uphillnow - Lead dog - 1988 with John Robinson
Hidden - Lead - 1988
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 26/Sep/87 with Murray Hamilton
Andy leads the main pitch with one fall and rest
steveb2006 - AltLd - 09/Sep/87 with Andy Towne
sadams - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Not a totally clean ascent !
shark - AltLd - 06/Sep/85 with Seb Grieve
Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/85
mark mcgowan01 - Lead O/S - May/85 with Graham Harrison
andy gittins - Lead - 1985
Hidden - AltLd - 1985
Very frustrating - took 3 falls trying to lead it, then got it first go seconding.
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 16/Jun/84 with Willie Todd
keefe - 20/Apr/84
Lead pitch 4
stp - AltLd - 13/Jun/83
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/83
Rain all day. I coaxed Geraldine out of the cafe do 'climb Vector Buttress'. Middle pitch was very easy but we were caught out in the gloom. I fell off once on the top pitch. Great route.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1983 with Geraldine Taylor
andy gittins - 1982
steve L - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/80 with Jim Perrin
Marcus - 1980
Marcus - 1980
Marcus - 1980
Marcus - 1980
Mike Owen - 28/Apr/79 with Joe Healey, Phil Davidson
Hidden - 1973