Needle Arete** VD
[Climbers on Needle Arete, 2 kb]3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A well-positioned and exposed route that finishes atop the needle. Start low down on the front face amongst the trees beneath a very short boot-wide layback crack.
1) 7m. Climb the crack to a ledge with some big trees on it and a low, large spike. This pitch is easily avoided by walking to the ledge from the right.
2) 20m. From the right-hand side of the low spike climb the slab to below the buttress proper and continue up a crack-system just left of the arete to a steeper final section that eases at a good spike hold. Swing right to a stance and tree belay.
3) 12m. Climb above the tree for 2m on good holds until horizontal moves left around the arete under a nose access a corner/groove. Climb this easily to the needle. © ROCKFAX

FA. Jim Simpson 1949

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Good route although thought the crux was too hard for a vdiff.
AMJ098 - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/15

P1 & P2 run together
Fatclimber - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/15 with John Deakin

Skip - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/15

Adam pitch 1, Darrell pitch 2.
Darrell Read - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/15 with Adam Thomas

Led 2nd pitch
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Darrell Read

CaptainBolt - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Pudding

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with neil morbey

John Sheehan - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/15 with Phil

fun route
LauraTejada - AltLd - Aug/15 with louise ansell

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/15

soloed to big ledge, then ran top pitches together. great route, great exposure for a VDiff and couple tough moves for the grade.
Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/15 with Mark B

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/15

Ana Broad - Lead - 29/Jul/15 with Emma

Another great evening climbing, with a great pal. A querky take on the climb, with an additional few moves thrown in, complete with a Camel Mantle standing finish.
Keefy - 2nd - 21/Jul/15 with Adam Baldock

It is possible to do this in one pitch.
Skip - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/15

Rich Wain-Hobson - AltLd - 10/Jun/15 with Sam Sherbert

mike.moss - Lead - 07/Jun/15 with Natalie

Wildstyle - 2nd - 06/Jun/15 with Tony Ward

Went off route. Didn't go right to the tree, just went straight up. Also skipped the first pitch as it looked rubbish.
ElBarto - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/15 with Anna Buechel

Ian lead the first pitch & Barry the second & third in one. Made the same mistake as when I lead it. Did in approach shoes.
ElBarto - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/15 with Barry, Ian Tingly

dbrooks - Solo O/S - 20/May/15

CMCM - Lead O/S - 13/May/15

Hidden - AltLd - 10/May/15

Led p2 and 3, skipped p1. First time leading p3.
monkeytennis - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Matt Thorne, Chris Weight

fire_munki - 2nd rpt - 10/May/15 with Andy Hunt, Chris Weight

montymoo - AltLd O/S - 10/May/15 with lorraine

Warm up for Andy to get the tick on the 2nd pitch
chrisweight - 2nd rpt - 10/May/15 with Andy Hunt, Matt Thorne

Phil79 - Lead rpt - May/15 with Steve H

Lead top pitch vacation straight up s
clubmanpete - AltLd - 17/Apr/15 with surf1nal-kern0w, geoffery smith

Skinnybloke - 2nd - 17/Apr/15 with Alen Caley, clubmanpete

Marktrin - AltLd - 12/Apr/15 with Phil

phil456 - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/15 with Mark G

Mark lead as one pitch. Not recommended due to excess rope drag.
Tom '14 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/15

phil456 - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/15 with Graham M

Agata lead the crux.
buddha1369 - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/15 with Agata

Found a trapped sheep whitch we tried to save. Really good climb. Missed out first pitch.
Andy bowden - AltLd - 04/Dec/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/14

Hidden - 04/Oct/14

Pete led p1&3, I led p2.
runwildjohn - AltLd - 04/Oct/14 with Helen Fry, Pete Telling

led p2 and p3
jamespilgrim - AltLd rpt - 04/Oct/14

Jenny Lead P1&2 together, I lead P.3. Some nice climbing, but often short lived, slightly disappointing finish to P.3 after a couple of nice moves to the arete.
Robin Woodward - AltLd - 27/Sep/14 with Jenny Dart

Struggled to pull down on anything after a week of climbing, Id like to come back for this one
keith_duncan - 2nd dnf - 27/Sep/14 with Ben Conway

welcome to the Dewerstone - very pleasant
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/14 with Andy G

The dewerstones answer to strawberry woods' 'Oliver'
CreepingExcellence. - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/14 with Rob Stanfield

Skip - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/14 with jamie ward

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Mick

Big boots
Alexseren - 16/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14

David Staples - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Glorious

Warm up to get Matt's tick for the top pitch
chrisweight - AltLd rpt - 13/Sep/14 with Matt Thorne

Wanted the 2nd this time. Piece of cake, nice warm up.
fire_munki - AltLd rpt - 13/Sep/14 with Chris Weight

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Aug/14

ZaraPentney - 2nd - 23/Aug/14

Solo'd first 2 pitches to catch up Luke and Stevie who were already on the route. 2nd the last pitch. Pretty spicy solo. Great exposed position on good holds. Stevie's first rote at Dewerstone - great afternoon.
snook - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Luke Harvey

Alex Thurstans - AltLd - 08/Aug/14

Merlin - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/14 with Alex Thurstons

Skip - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with jamie ward

Harder than VD. Tricky move just before the tree belay.
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with Jason

We didn't do pitch 1. I led pitch 3. Thought this was much harder than a VD.
jayyaj - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Mike Unwin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/14

Took P2. Ian 1 and 3. Wanted to lead this bit as was my first climb in the SW and first multi-pitch last year, when seconded all. Nice moves at end of pitch to spike. Ian finished p3 direct onto nose rather than under.
monkeytennis - AltLd β - 17/Jul/14 with Ian Hendy

I lead 1st pitch up to tree belay, Chris 2nd. Should have done 2nd went I saw where it went, coming up to the tree belay is the crux.
fire_munki - AltLd β - 15/Jul/14 with Chris Weight

chrisweight - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/14 with Matt Thorne

Patrick Clissold - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Cameron Porteous, Eleri Clissold

Gilbery - Lead - 03/Jul/14 with Paul gilbery

rocket ron - 2nd - 03/Jul/14 with andy gilbery

Granitemonkey - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/14

Heavily vegetated, did not enjoy this route at all. Lead the until the belay tree.
Keelan McNulty - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Will Nicholson, Jon Hardman

HardmanJ - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

mdjb - AltLd - 21/Jun/14

stalbot93 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

helen.baldwin - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Sam Talbot

Lead 2. Scorching hot and saw a B2 fly overhead.
Dave 88 - AltLd rpt - 13/Jun/14 with Jack

timreynolds - 2nd - 11/Jun/14 with Sarah Welsh

Sarah Welsh - Lead - 11/Jun/14 with Tim Reynolds

jamespilgrim - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/14

Okecroak - AltLd - 01/Jun/14 with Paul Mckenzie

tomballantine - 2nd O/S - Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/14

the ant hill mob - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Jessica Crump

(multi-pitch) I lead both pitches
Sandreas - AltLd - 31/May/14

chrisdevon - Lead O/S - 29/May/14 with Rob Berry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/14

Lead first pitch
Neil Gay - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14 with Ben Bird

Took up two seconds, so did it in one pitch for convenience. Nice climb for the grade.
chrisweight - Lead rpt - 21/May/14 with Chris Deasy, Nick Every

Chris couldn't manage the crux so I lowered him down and abseiled off.
wildbill - Lead dnf - 07/May/14 with Chris Charles

H led 1st and 2nd pitches, I led 3rd and 4th
Half Pint Lizz - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with Helen King

Rafal Malczyk - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Efe Tunc

chrisweight - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Faye Nunn

kyaizawa - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Satoko Aizawa

Avoided the short first pitch, and may not have taken exactly the right line up the slab at the start (was moderately mossy with no obvious gear!).
andrewmcleod - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Rowan Dhruev, Keiha Dhruev

silviac - 2nd - 09/Apr/14 with Steve Woollard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/14

Jack Porteous - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

justaddpowder - Lead - 17/Mar/14 with Nathan Robbins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Mar/14

Led the 2nd pitch.
Lyndsay Superclimber - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Ryan

Alfie Conn - Lead - 2014

Rockingit73 - 2nd - 2014

Lead 2nd pitch, set up belay, first lead climb outdoors
goldielocks - Lead - 02/Dec/13

Did it all as one pitch
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Maria Poveda, Esther Mellado, Kerry Mellor

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/13

We did needle arete to the tree belay, then 2nd pitch of The Camel. Great combination, the 2nd pitch of Camel is nicely exposed.
nickdonohue - AltLd - 22/Nov/13 with Mark McCarthy

Andre Clarke - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/13 with Dundoo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Gilbery - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with pete campion

Mr Tickle - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Paul

rockferret - AltLd rpt - 24/Aug/13 with Richard

Skinnybloke - Lead - 21/Aug/13 with clubmanpete

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

brilliant climb, really lets you know about exposure On 3rd pitch when you break left On traverse and step out on to positive foothold over a 120ft drop, solid pro, need to look at belay angles and making safe/locking off and escaping the System
adam84 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with darren swift, wayne killerstein

Teaching Adam lead climbing with Swifty loved it.
waydan - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with Adam Buldock, ElSwiftos

BenBird - AltLd rpt - 25/Jul/13 with Brian Sellick

JB2250 - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Pete Campion

Lead the last 2 pitches very nice climb. Exposed on the second nose.
Stew nutter - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Ann fisher

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13

surf1nal-kern0w - 15/Jun/13

Jonners - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13

payne93 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13

Firts day out, now pete made me do a third climb!
Skinnybloke - 2nd - 12/Jun/13 with clubmanpete

Kerrie lead 1st and 3rd Pitch, I lead middle pitch, good for gear, tree belay starting to look rot at base.
phil456 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Kerrie, Sam

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/13

Ben's fist trad lead and a nice climb with spectator views.
Hinchrn - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Ben Renshaw

My first trad lead!
benren - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Tom

Good second on the first two pitches, leading the third - tricky move around the Nose, but well worth it
jbclimb - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Joel Perkin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

jdgaventa - Lead - 24/May/13

Hidden - 19/May/13

hornbywill - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

Kev lead whole climb was a good climb bit of an ass clencher in some places due to marbled holds
jonesy220988 - 2nd - 07/May/13

A few good moves at the top traversing around the arete.
wurzelinzummerset - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Nick

stoneback - AltLd - 06/May/13 with Alan

Snorfalorpagus - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with James Mathews

Lead this climb with Pen Farthing on toprope next to me (instructing). Was a pretty easy climb, went across the face of the aret instead of under it (fun move). Rockfax calls it a multipitch, did it in one but started at the belay for the second pitch. Abseil retreat was awesome!
londonoring - Lead β - 05/May/13 with Hannah Johnson

jhobbs - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13

pffft - AltLd rpt - 05/May/13 with Jojo Mills

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13

Skipped 1st pitch, lead 2nd pitch. Thought the route was ok, more like one star than three in my opinion.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/13 with Andy, Tony

missed pitch one as grotty
monkeytennis - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13 with Tony, andrea83

Finished up Portal.
Motown - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Jo Day

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Apr/13

LDJ - AltLd - 20/Apr/13 with Alfie

2nd pitch portal
minexplorer - Lead - 18/Apr/13 with grant newcombe

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13

ali macphee - 2nd - 17/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/13

tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Dad

bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with Tom

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/13

MBano - AltLd - 30/Mar/13 with Steve W

luke inappropriate janner - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/13

Missed first pitch due to moss, lead second pitch to top.
banana joe - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/13 with Steve Salisbury

Rassapotimus - AltLd O/S - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Grabtheslab - 2013

willhornby - 2013

SPA training course. Took the harder line at the oak tree with a shaky Elvis leg.
BenBird - Lead - 14/Dec/12 with Jo Gryson, Ann Fisher, The Adventure Centre

good climb needing a variety of techniques ,good pro and grippy rock,the final crux section above the tree belay is well protected and actually turned out easier than it initially looked once i had spotted the good footholds on the left arret
whiteexplorer - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/12 with Dilwat

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/12 with Tom M

Lead pitch 1 & 2, sandy lead pitch 3
SimonMarcYoung - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/12

Led first pitch, necky move to belay. Ellie led second pitch
surfdad - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Ellie Woods, Richard Alderton

Richard Alderton - 2nd - 20/Oct/12 with Ellie, Giblet

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/12

Louvet - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Tarquin

Cheese Monkey - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/12 with Vienna

lead first two pitches.
nmott - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Marc Thorp

RFWilkie - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with Sarah

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12

Went too far left but traversed right to gain line again. Great route, plenty of exposure!
Jonners - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

George.Rowland - 2nd - Sep/12 with Daisy peters, Iain Peters

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Lead P1+P2 together. A bit slippery at the start.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Lucy Evans

KLucy - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with Chris Peka aka BF

hairy51 - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with Joe Andrews, Ben Axford

Nicki Led as one pitch
98%monkey - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/12 with Nicki

Led as one pitch
Mistee - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Phil

JonHarvey - Lead rpt - 21/May/12 with Alice Hellier

clubmanpete - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/12

rockferret - Lead rpt - 06/May/12 with Mike

lee second using a alpine butterfly to allow john to come up in the rear
surf1nal-kern0w - Lead - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/12

beetleb00 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with tess mclaren

Where is my shoe? - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Luke Rooker

joedou - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Edmund morris

as one pitch
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with joe

Matt Smith - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Lewis Aburrow

DonkeyKong - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Katie Comer

Jim led pitches 1 & 3. I led pitch 2.
Katie Comer - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Jim Hammett

pffft - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/12 with Jojo Mills

arandall - Solo β - 28/Mar/12

SteveoS - 2nd - 23/Mar/12 with Doug Miller

Cath lead.
BelayBunney - 2nd rpt - 18/Mar/12 with Catherine

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Mar/12

Easy climbing nice moves.
Joel Perkin - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Mike Garret

roryferris - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/12

lmacey - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

JamesBrowning - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12

First trad lead, linked upper 2 pitches into 1.
JamesBrowning - Lead β - 25/Feb/12

Attempted in the pouring rain, did first two pitches then abseiled off as it felt more like VS when its dripping wet.
arandall - Lead dnf - 18/Feb/12 with Emma Wilson

Led second pitch, great moves off the stance!
Matt Fry - AltLd O/S - 03/Feb/12 with Eoin Dornan

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Feb/12

Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Geoff Burton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/12

Led first pitch
gidmord - AltLd rpt - 22/Jan/12 with John Tanner

lead both pitches, very pleasant
Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

tim exley - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11

Becky H - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Rob Evans

kirsten - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with alessandro tentori

Felix Ottey - AltLd - 22/Oct/11

Carl Johnson - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/11 with Jordon Fleming

Jordon Fleming - AltLd rpt - 21/Oct/11 with carl johnson

mandy - Lead O/S - Oct/11 with elf

MinHazeldine - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/11

Very wet. Did in 2 pitched. Lead first.
gidmord - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/11 with Lauren Davies

I led pitches 1+2 in one, C led to the top, I seconded via the step round (to remove gear), then reversed and took the thin crack over the nose (The Camel). A really good route, even the unprepossessing pitch 1 is great fun. Quite tough for the grade.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Carmen

minexplorer - AltLd - 02/Sep/11 with dave88

As good as it gets at VDiff. A true classic. I lead 1st pitch, including optional slab start, which is worth doing.
Dave 88 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with minexplorer

Alessandro Tentori - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Kirsten Donovan

Neil Stansbie - AltLd - Sep/11 with Caz Coleman

DOVEY - Lead - 31/Aug/11 with Jon & Kate

skipped first pitch. Utterly classic climb, a little burly for VD but very straight forward and huge jugs.
Kemics - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Jess

matt25 - AltLd - 23/Aug/11

MBarraclough - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11

I led 1st pitch (quite muddy!), R led 2nd.
JCookie - AltLd - 14/Aug/11 with Richard Plater

RiPomc - AltLd - 14/Aug/11 with Julie Cooke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11

EmilyElouise - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11

fleapitfan - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Wet and a bit slippery. Still fun though.
MontyH - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Brian

brian watson - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11

Climbed as four, missed out first pitch
Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Sarah Mgwigan, Daniel Curtis, Brother Nick

Lauren led first pitch, I finished up second pitch of Cyclops
John Tanner - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Lauren Davies

P2+P3. Awesome climb, best of the day. Some trouble route finding for P3 from the belay, but got there eventually.
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Ian M

Ian Miller - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/11 with Ben Darby

MJAS82 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11

moffman85 - 04/Jun/11 with Matt Rust

rustaldo - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Moffatt

Good fun, led the third pitch. Had an interesting traverse round to the final starcase. We missed the 'first pitch' as we started too high, easily done.
jamadam - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11 with Saunders

Skipped the first pitch as it wasn't worth doing. Only seconded both pitches due to sprained ankle.
ElBarto - 2nd O/S - 13/May/11 with Joseph Toller

missed out first pitch, lead second and third pitch
jo86 - Lead - 13/May/11 with Neil Nand

Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with Mark Sharples

mark sharples - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with Hamish McKee

little_tammy - 2nd O/S - May/11 with Catherine Guiavarch, Chris Bunney

Hidden - 2nd - May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/11

First Pitch- I led (with much needless gear faffage) Second Pitch- James Led Note- Need new harness, belay was ridiculously uncomfortable!
harryjan - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with James Powell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Charlie

led all, very pleasant..
Joby - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Alice Fuller

Came out on the front face of the nose on the last pitch rather than going behind it; makes for a more interesting, exposed few moves!
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Tamzin, Catherine

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/11

Westcorkman - AltLd - 16/Apr/11 with Bob Dawson

Took the more interesting line over the top of the second needle and the direct line to the tree belay Taking on some of the line of camel (HS)Certainly made me sweat.
kiwi boy - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Greg K

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Richard Morgan - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Toby Kluth

waydan - AltLd - Apr/11 with El Swiftos

combatrock - 2nd - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Only led pitch 1.
waydan - Lead - Apr/11 with El Swiftos

David Qualtrough - Apr/11

Katie S - Lead - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

hels86 - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Tom

VDiff my foot! Maybe because it was a bit mossy and there were no real rests - tied it all together as one pitch..
dmaldonado - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Francesca House

Fran_House - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Daniel Maldonado

Jordon Fleming - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/11

jordans first lead
minexplorer - 2nd - 09/Mar/11 with jordan

An excellent climb, if a little damp and mossy on the first pitch. Wonderful views and sense of exposure by the tree above the spike. Tough for the grade I thought, though there is plenty of pro where it matters. Best combined with Gentle Layback. WATCH OUT FOR HUNGRY SQUIRRELS.
Tom_Page - AltLd β - 28/Feb/11 with Dad

Pouring with rain, 2nd pitch in hiking boots
98%monkey - Lead rpt - 05/Feb/11 with Nicki

Second pitch - in the rain! Very slippery.
Mistee - 2nd - 05/Feb/11 with Phil

tom_treg - 2nd rpt - 23/Jan/11

AliciaHarrison - 2nd - 2011

stevorobs3 - AltLd O/S - 2011

31770 - 2011

Chris Nash - 2nd - 2011

p2-melhuish - 2011

CptRicActiv - Lead β - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

cliffy - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/10 with Darren Cook

JonHarvey - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/10 with Rosie

Superb climb! Great views and good exposure for the grade!
paulerussell - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Claudia

Haytor_Haggis - Lead - 25/Sep/10 with Steve Woollard

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10

knthrak1982 - 2nd - 15/Sep/10

Rock Lizard - Lead - Sep/10

pffft - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Kylie Richards

Really nice climb, soloed the first pitch then Luke lead pitch 2, I lead pitch 3
Kylie - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Luke Vincent

elbeanio - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10

Lost a nut!
RockaJo - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Andy B

fishinwater - Lead - 26/Jul/10 with Barry

Did as one long pitch on two ropes. Great, fun route to end the day.
Pero - Lead - 01/Jul/10

jslater1445 - AltLd - Jul/10 with Nick Arrandale

Eike - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with Chawn Harlow

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/10

tonymw - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Richard Henton

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10

Led pitch 1,3
Lewis Stewart - AltLd O/S - 10/May/10 with Cameron

Ivan Muckle - Lead - 05/May/10

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/May/10

p1 me, p2 ollie. first multi p lead for both of us, climbing was better than it looked from the bottom.
Curly Rich - AltLd - 01/May/10 with Ollie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10

Lovely view from top!
Bobling - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Will

RandomHero - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Neil Collins

Neil_2009 - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with RandomHero

nice as a warm up climb
minexplorer - 2nd - 08/Apr/10 with luke

Oliver Houston - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Mar/10

smollett - Solo - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead - 14/Feb/10

fun but high. 2 pitches :)
chappers909 - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/10

Alex moore - 2010

martin clarke - AltLd - 2010 with steve ashworth

The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Mat, Caroline

went off route near top, climbed around to left above tree which made route a bit tougher than a VD!
neilstubbs - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Alex Sproson

mtom91 - Lead - 03/Oct/09

jbulger - Lead - 22/Sep/09 with Will Pettet Smith

Orifice - 2nd - 15/Sep/09 with Stafford Dyer

Some bold moves for VD but on good holds!!
Master Chief - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Moe

Homes - Lead - Sep/09 with Sam A

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/09

Simon Bowyer - 2nd - 31/Aug/09

cas54321 - 2nd - 18/Aug/09 with Mike

langar27 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09 with paul pinkard

Lauren Davies - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Heather

rfdl100 - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Robin Van de Helde

Accidentally missed first few metres out and did the rest as a single pitch. Beautiful long climb with stunning treetop views.
WoD - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Sophie

We did after it was recommended as "just a fun climb really" The climb was really tough, i saw blood on the rocks and it was getting dark. Ben loved it, but i think that was because he thought he was gonna come off it. As did I. VD my eye!
sofe13 - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with Ben

mikelaing - Lead - Aug/09 with Carolyn

Jack Finney - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Monkey Alan

Lead 2nd Pitch. Soloed "Gentle Layback" to start.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Jack Finney

Excellent climb. Thought it was a bit hard for V. Diff though.
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Tony Morris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09

very good but gets progressively harder.
Aaron Phillips - 2nd O/S - Jun/09

petegunn - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Davina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09

Rob84 - Solo O/S - 23/May/09

Superb climb! Great views and good exposure for the grade!
graham knott - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Guagan

ran pitch 1 + 2 together as lead wouldn't bother with pitch 1 in future - Lee led 3rd pitch
DCIGadget - AltLd O/S - 06/May/09 with Lee Merry

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Apr/09

Secinnd proper second of this route .... really enjoyed it this time!
Jenba* - 2nd - 19/Apr/09 with Richard Stemp

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Apr/09

mike hooper - AltLd - Apr/09 with dave dean, robin frazer

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/09

suunto12 - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/09 with George Malkin

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Mar/09

JonHarvey - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09 with Jennifer Harvey and Richard Stemp

JonHarvey - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/09 with Jayne Bulbeck and James Langridge

Second on twins, Jon Harvey lead.
Jenba* - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Jon Harvery and Richard Stemp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09

Ade Lane - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with Jon Olliffe

Jon Olliffe - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Ade Lane

TheLegoMan - TR O/S - 14/Mar/09

langar27 - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/09 with jon harvey

Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/09

Merlin - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - Mar/09

Its alright, good to do with a runout :D
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/09 with Kris Saunders

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/09

Paragonthewise - Lead - 2009

paulh1967 - 2009

Alistair Everett - Lead - 22/Nov/08 with Kea Archibold

Hidden - Lead - 22/Nov/08

Scary lead with experienced seconder.
Rich Wain-Hobson - Lead O/S - Nov/08 with Steve Price

existing debt - 18/Sep/08 with Iain a

henbot - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Ben Bradford

Andrew pitch one me pitch two
Gareth - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Andrew

mreynolds - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08

First 2 pitches only - followed by pitch 2 of The Camel
timreynolds - 2nd - 26/Jul/08 with Matt Reynolds

Finally soloed, lovely
JonHarvey - Solo rpt - 21/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/08

RobSteere - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with John Axeworthy

Steerpike - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Tommo

Forgot how good this route is :) Climb 2nd pitch of The Camel like usual
JonHarvey - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/08 with Jay Jackson, Jayne Bulbeck

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/08

AlexD - AltLd - 24/May/08 with joeurwin

led first and second pitch together, were told later that what we thought was 3rd pitch was actually the end of 'camel (HS)'.
joeurwin - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with alex

Hidden - 2nd RP - 19/May/08

Hidden - TR dog - 14/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08

a little green and dirty
argyle_dude - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/08 with Harry Andrews

Could be a nice climb if not so dirty
grumpyoldjanner - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/08 with argyle_dude

nutcracker - Solo O/S - Apr/08

Led Pitches 1&3
Moodo - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/08 with Mart rich

Sarah's second
tavarua - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/08

prawn - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Craig

GarethSL - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with someone called Ian, and a dude called chris

eley1 - Lead - Feb/08 with claire

matt22 - Lead O/S - Feb/08

Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Weilin Wang

Mancunianimport - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - 2008

robbo11 - Lead - 2008 with various

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/07

Dhonny_Jaws - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/07 with Michael Porter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Dec/07

wildbill - 2nd rpt - Dec/07 with Faith Cook

Went slightly off route and bypassed the second belay, so kept going to the top.
Blisco - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/07 with Simon Shapcott

Superb route, should be on everyones wishlist
csd23 - AltLd O/S - Nov/07 with Mark Bunyard

Matt Bennett - 2nd O/S - Nov/07

Skipped first pitch, and got a bit lost, so went staright up in one pitch (with easy finish) rather than traversing to tree.
Mr_S - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 23/Sep/07 with Nic Dill

Beautiful day, lovely climb.
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Miku979

viking56 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with JEH

Hidden - Lead - Sep/07

phil stubbs - Lead - 26/Aug/07 with Neil Williams

lithos - 2nd - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/07

phil stubbs - Lead - 24/Aug/07 with Neil Williams

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/07

Justin T - AltLd rpt - 14/Jul/07 with Wifey

alaan - Solo rpt - 06/Jul/07

eugeneth - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07 with Tom Watts

Dave Searle - Lead - 10/Jun/07 with sim

Monk - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with RUMC

nattysupper - 2nd - 09/Jun/07 with simon

nublet - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with David Finch and Amanda Briancourt

matthoey - 2nd - 06/Jun/07

Jolyon - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Mike Bradford

alpine with sim and dave , hilarious
misterb - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with sim and dave

Felt a bit off balance in places, but a nice route all in all.
freelancer_85 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Megan and Steve

Very easy climb, no pro needed on first pitch as so small. Secound had slight interest but no big moves required. Last pitch again of little interest.
deanster01 - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Myles Hook

A very pleasant solo, a little exciting going around the arete on pitch 3 but big holds all the way.
Chad123 - Solo - 12/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07

chrissloan84 - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/07 with AJM

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Apr/07

i lead second pitch. finished on camel
Nix Ward - AltLd β - 03/Apr/07 with 184Dave

jw231 - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with gfoster

davefount - Lead - 29/Mar/07 with David Williamson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/07

wildbill - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/07 with Chris Charles

Jon Evans - Lead - 14/Mar/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

climber sim - 2007

Hidden - 2007

gfoster - 2nd O/S - 2007 with James Witlock

pss204 - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

climberguy - AltLd - 2007

jhawton - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Dec/06

alaan - AltLd O/S - 22/Dec/06 with Toby

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Dec/06 with Alaan

Sarah Bough - Lead β - 11/Nov/06 with Andrew Hawkins, Shukri Mohammed

ducle - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Alastair Haslewood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/06 with charlie

sam coward - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/06 with Helen and Andy

Lead the first two pitches as one, Andy finished. An enjoyable climb, with some interesting moves for the grade. - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/06 with Andy

The final two pitches are great
mart rich - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/06 with Steve Moody

We walked in to a point above the first slab, and got confused looking for the "Layback crack" described in the guide. Shame, as this would have been a nice section. Nonetheless, excellent climb for the grade.
cmsg - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Luke Gannarelli

gareth r - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Frances

Think i did last pitch of The Camel.
Zoomer - Lead - 03/Aug/06 with Glenn Pengelly

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06

Sarah Bough - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Oliver Mentz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/06

If you're a new leader, it might be best not to start this one at 7pm like we did... first pitch lulls you into a false sense of security compared with the latter part of the 2nd pitch. Oh, and don't get your rope jammed on the 3rd either... nice climbing though :)
Justin T - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/06 with Wifey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/06

Still a scary thrid pitch.
localboy - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/06 with Clare D

daza - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Dan

Dave Searle - Lead - 30/Mar/06

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Mark

Andy Barwell - Lead - Mar/06

dmoir - AltLd O/S - Feb/06 with Jon Harvey

Fanbloodytastic! Loved this route!
rotsoscooper - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/06 with Tom and Chris

Tom Last - Lead - Jan/06 with Matt & Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jan/06

leadmat - Lead - 2006

leadmat - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

cia05js - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Oct/05

dellboy - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Andy Jewell

bigie bob - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/05

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/05 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/05 with victim of mathematics

thoabb - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/05

SPA Training Course
angleseykayaker - 2nd - 25/Mar/05 with Chris Smith

Hidden - Solo - 2005

Good route for my first proper multipitch lead. Got in a complete tangle on every belay.
size9hex - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tom Evans

Mickdenali - 2005 with Tim Rushton

Jenny Dart - Lead - 2005

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/04 with James Wright

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/04

spence - Lead - 25/Sep/04 with Gabie Watson

crater - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/04

sam coward - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/04 with Helen

VD - 30'/60'/30' CUMC Summer Meet 2004
ducle - AltLd rpt - 01/Jun/04 with Mike Moss

Iain Thomson - TR - Jun/04 with Sarah, James, and Paul

hayleylouise - Lead - 16/May/04

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/04

Easy start. Stiff moves on Pitches 2 & 3.
Darrell Read - Lead - 28/Feb/04

cat22 - Lead - 2004 with Steve

drpeters - 2004

shazhooper - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/03

Hidden - Lead - 15/Nov/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Oct/03

adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - Oct/03 with Oliver Mentz

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/03

le_grimpeur - 2nd - 04/Aug/03 with Paul, Dad

DGY - Lead - 26/Jul/03 with John & Paul

First multi pitch lead i think, took pitch 2, Sharon climbed the steep wall of The Camel for 3rd instaed of normal way, much better!
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/03 with Sharon Hooper and Michael Maben

James B - Lead - 03/May/03 with Nigel

Alpandy - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with Graham Knowles

Great route. Ropework can be a little tricky on the top pitch.
Neil Henson - Lead O/S - 2003 with Yvette Lewis

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2003

darren1 - 11/Jul/02

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jun/02

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Apr/02

Mark Collins - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/02 with Neil Henson

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/02

Frostie - Lead - 2002 with various

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/01

Rockclimber67 - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/01

MKH - Solo - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/00

timreynolds - Lead - 11/Jul/00 with Liam Moore

petegunn - AltLd - 19/May/00 with Matt Wilkes

Hidden - Solo - 21/Apr/00

CraigMac1 - Solo - Mar/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/00

rockferret - AltLd - 2000 with Richard

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

Steveb27 - Lead - 2000

cem - Lead O/S - 30/May/99 with Mladen

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/98

Tombauer - 2nd - 18/Aug/98 with James Gomez

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/98

Hidden - AltLd - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1998

hdog76 - 1998

sixties - AltLd - 25/Oct/97 with hrd

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/97

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/97 with Debbie Wilkinson

Still very cold and it stared to snow Paul
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/97

cornishben - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - Solo - 1997

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/96

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/96

Damp Dean
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/96

chris sm - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with Gavin Saint

Hidden - Solo - 16/Apr/95

cornishben - Lead O/S - 1995

***classic,great exposure.
brew_guru - 1995

timreynolds - 2nd - 16/Nov/94 with Lanni Vogel, Steve Taylor

Raining hard and in big boots
climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/94

r0b - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/94 with Paul Mawdsley

John Simpson - Lead - 1994 with Tim Harnett

colin milton - Lead - Jul/93 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Hidden - 1993

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/92 with MS

climbingrichard - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/92

rogerskews - AltLd - 27/May/92 with Martin Coward

Marti999 - Lead - 1992

Hidden - Solo - 10/Apr/91

Roget - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/90 with jim

Led pitch 1
Iain Thow - AltLd - 01/Jun/90 with Rob Ivens

In the rain.
Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990

sdht - 1990

Hidden - 15/Oct/89

jo lead p1
Raggar - AltLd - 29/Apr/89 with Jo G

daviesdan - Lead - 1989

davidalcock - 1988 with Philip Scorer

nigehughes - Lead - Nov/87 with George Clark

davehvs - 1986

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/85

Andy S - 2nd dog - Jul/83 with Dad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/82

mark-abz - Lead - 05/Oct/80 with ?

rockpool - Lead O/S - 24/May/80 with doug brown

Mike C - Lead - 21/May/78 with Richard Oxlade

RichardMc - Lead - 08/Apr/78 with Julian Baker

Hidden - 1977

Simon cook - 1976

Hidden - Lead - 1971

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