Climb itself pretty steady with a few intimidating moves. Bit of an epic getting out though when we got cut off in the zawn by rapidly rising (big) seas...
oscaig - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Kim Mulji
Tide much higher than forecast (watch the wind direction), and so had to abseil in! We were more than two hours earlier than when the tide should have cut off the zawn, be warned!
Climb much harder than it looks, as yes, there are some very committing (on a lead), and strenuous moves. At the top, the second should climb past the belayer, and then head inland, and up to the bunny-ear (less than 10m climbing), where they can set-up the abseil, on the lovely (almost still shiny new) chain!
Quite an epic getting out of the zawn though, as I couldn't prusik back up the rope in the wet (it's hard to readjust the leg prusik when you are being buffeted by the waves!), and the tide was in much higher than expected (should have expected this really!). Gave up trying to climb the rope, and my mate managed, whilst I made myself safe up the chimney to the left looking from the sea. After almost drowning (don't try swinging back in on a dynamic rope, and expect not to drop much), and after finally escaping the system (only just in time) my climbing partner lowered me a harness on a rope, and I climbed up out via the chimney I had been in. Best to abseil down the back of the zawn in this chimney if there is much chance of needing to climb back up the rope to escape, as you can scramble up here, make yourself safe, and then prusik up the rope, though whilst waiting for my rescue a wave broke more than 2m over my head, and I was more 4m above the back bed of the zawn! You could lead this chimney at about VS/HVS 5a, or maybe better, lead up the end of the rib by the middle fin, there is a ledge at 3m, where your second can come up to, to get out of the water! Not fantastic top-outs on either of these escape routes, but protectable enough. A climb really isn't finished until you are back to safety!
kim.mulji - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Ian Cramman
5210Hill - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Kenny Brewster
Lee_Meaden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/14
supersouthward - 06/Sep/14 with Alex moore
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/14
Enjoyed this one, better than its neighbor.
AlexD - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Ed
Big gear is handy, all the way to a camalot 6. The rock is quite suspect in places so the gear itself might not be so good.
The climbing is steady though.
francois - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with David coley, Chawn
3kidsandanorton - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Diccon Proctor
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14
A nice 2 star pitch climbing wise on an excellent line so borderline 3 stars. Well protected if you have a good range of cams including some big ones although I did also use some hexes including a very large one. Not commiting or that strenous IMO - quite soft for HVS. The first 15 metres were the crux for me.
CurlyStevo - Lead - 18/May/14 with clipskipper
Less sustained than Lunakhod, but still worth the trip.
clipskipper - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Curly Stevo
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14
Si's first hvs
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with si_pro_83
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14
First HVS lead! A lot of fun and not too strenuous...
si_pro_83 - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Liz
Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/13
Some big gear needed but you can get away with smaller pro if you look around. Carried a number 4 camalot up and never used it. The big round pebble I took up off the beach however was very useful. Really enjoyed this.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with SurferStan
Great climbing :)
SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Dilwat
finally got to place my no5 tech friend,ace climbing and i thought better fun than lunakod
misterb - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with nick, emma
Made a mistake and started up Lunakhod. Half way up that traversed right across a quartz band onto Clawtrack. About 3/4 of the way up did not have anything big enough to use in the crack, so went old school and wedged a stone to put a sling round. The stone should still be there for others to use, or take out. Also pulled off a hold on the left, which hit Stephen! Traversed the top of the fin and abbed down Fay to recover the gear from a failed attempt at that.
crispycodd - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Stephen Venables
Dave lead. A unique route! I enjoyed it. Though I didn't lead, I felt it is a soft and well-protected VS, as long as the leader carries lots of big guns.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 16/Aug/13 with Dave W-J, Adele L
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13
Steve Mooney - AltLd - 20/Feb/13
ejected - 2013
Joel Perkin - 2nd O/S - 2013 with Big Rob
Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Ben Wolstenholme, Rob Adie
gripped01 - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Rimon Than
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/12
HansUDes - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with JA Thomson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12
adie84 - 2012
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with michael porter
MoWalker3 - 2nd - 06/Aug/11 with Quiet Ian
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Carol
Carol Goodall - 2nd - 27/May/11 with Jonnie Williams
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Andy
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10
arandall - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Ben Kelsey
felt loose, but good.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Alex Randall, Remus Knowles
Felt spicy even as the second. Well graded.
lrandall - 2nd - 14/Aug/10 with Max Adamson
In the rain
tommytuffa - 2nd - 09/Aug/10 with ollie b
Phil PBC - 31/Jul/10 with henry castle
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Mike Hawkins
Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Peter Roberts
Dave Rumney - 2nd - 12/Jul/09 with Tanya Milner
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09
uncontrollable - 2nd β - 13/Jun/09 with Viskii
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/09
AJH - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Crispin
Justin T - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Crispin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/08
Hidden - 2008
Mark Kemball - Lead - 31/Aug/07 with Nic Dill
Roger lead Clawtrack, I lead Lunakhod
mrtom - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Roger HSmith
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07
riddle - Lead - Aug/07 with Tom Elliot
brian watson - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with scott and gary
ecowaller - 2007
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/06
Dave-Westlake - 2006
rockpool - Lead - Sep/05 with pol
nige pacer - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/04
rockpool - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/03 with zin
Hidden - 2001
sadams - Lead - 13/Aug/00 with John Boyle
Boxy - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/00 with Chris
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/00
CraigMac1 - 2000
Marti999 - Lead - 2000
andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000 with Zoe Billinghurst, Rich Mayfield
nickdonohue - 2nd - 30/Aug/99 with Ashley Hold
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/97
mikej - Lead - 01/Jun/97 with Nick Salmon
colin milton - Lead - 17/Jul/94 with eric milton
Hidden - Lead - 1994
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/92
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/91
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/91
Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Oct/89 with Andy Forbes
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 01/May/88 with George Diprose
eroica64 - AltLd - 24/Apr/88 with Denis Crampton
Mike C - AltLd - 06/Jun/82 with Chris Davis
mark-abz - AltLd - 04/May/80 with Rob S
Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/78