Aviation*** E1 5b
[Glorious Granite! Dartmoor classic - Aviation., 3 kb]80m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Dartmoor's enduring classic gives sustained and engrossing climbing on perfect rock. Start at a short, square-cut pillar below a steep flake-crack.
1) 5b, 16m. Climb the short pillar to beneath the bulging and rounded flake-crack. Forceful moves into and up the crack are then followed by a delicate and technical traverse right to a hanging belay on nuts and a tied-off chickenhead.
2) 5a, 20m. Traverse a short way rightwards and climb a flake-crack and the insecure drainpipe above to easier, slabby climbing and the summit. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
By popular UKC demand this will remain at E1 for now!

FA. D.Bassett 1961 15/Jun/1961

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Rockfax West Country top 50, Ultimate E1 ticklist.

Photo: Glorious Granite! Dartmoor classic - Aviation. © Alex the Alex
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This climb is in 495 logbooks, and on 74 wishlists.

A really good P1 lead by Andrea. P2 was good, just a little thin for gear in the runnel. My first E1!!
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Andrea

Great route. Lead P1. Foot popped off unexpectedly nearish the bottom and took a small fall! Lowered down and did it from the bottom again clean without rest/fall. Found the traverse much easier than expected. Hamish did great leading P2.
andrea83 - AltLd RP - 26/Sep/15 with Hamish

Led both pitches
Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/15 with Matt Kemp

twill - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/15 with Will Hartz

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/15

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/15 with John Spear

Spearos - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/15 with Master Chief

Found this a bit tough getting up the crack at the start. More oomph required.
Nathan Chrismas - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/15 with Lucas F

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

Came off on the traverse, bugger.
spgibbs - 2nd dog - 02/Aug/15

1 pitch, much more fun
Jackislav - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/15

LRob - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/15

Lewis Stewart - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/15 with ClaireBithell

LanceSolf - Lead G/U - 16/Jul/15 with Will Roberts

Will7777 - 2nd - 16/Jul/15 with Lance Solf

Fantastic route.
Phil79 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/15 with Steve H

Felt sustained. Did in one pitch but would advise against due to rope drag. Top out is much further away than it looks.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Alex Haines, Pete Randall, Sebastian Fisher-Greene

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/15

Pete Randall - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Alex, Chris P, Seb

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/15

No? Yes! - Lead - 27/Jun/15

mreynolds - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/15 with Tim Reynolds

timreynolds - Lead - 24/Jun/15 with Matt Reynolds

islandlynx - 2nd - 20/Jun/15 with matthew beals

Done as one long pitch.
Matt77 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Shane

LanceSolf - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Duncan Potts

Hinchrn - AltLd dog - 14/Jun/15 with Tom Berks

Peeled off 3 times. Too pumped at beginning after getting position wrong. Needed to commit more. Then off again on traverse, needed to get feet right.
Adam Hill - 2nd - 10/Jun/15 with Simon

perfect, well protected climbing on great rock. IT is however, much longer than listed in the guide book. Abseiling from the summit block belay to retrieve a backrope anchor from the traverse left me with only about 5m of rope left from a pair of 60s!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Claire Holland

martin one - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Markus

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 28/May/15 with Ally Hurst

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/15

Will Mortimer - AltLd O/S - 27/May/15 with Chris Joyce

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/May/15

Woop Woop. First E1 lead P1. or it is a HVS! I don't care. Thanks to great encouragement from partner. Once that Hex was in I was on it. What a traverse! Fantastic. Topped off with a hated hanging belay at Chicken head. all Good. We finished P 2 in Windy conditions as usual on Haytor
surf1nal-kern0w - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15

Done first pitch to gave that to my buddie... finally got to lead the second pitch with half a cam in the drain pipe.. felt solid enough once compited to it....
clubmanpete - AltLd - 25/May/15 with surf1nal-kern0w

supersouthward - 23/May/15

matt_read - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15

Bargate_Champ - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Martin Smith

Hidden - AltLd β - 21/Apr/15

Great climb!
Caspian Johnson - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

A superb end to an excellent few sunny days on the moor 😃 Done in a oner.
petegunn - Lead - 09/Apr/15 with Davina

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

andycash - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with chris day

petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Scott Borden, Josey Field

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 05/Apr/15 with Andy

cornishben - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Rich Draisey

nickstephens - 2nd dnf - 30/Dec/14 with Alex choo-choo-arse Moore, Jordon

Lead 2nd pitch
Jack Porteous - AltLd O/S - 07/Dec/14

Absolutely Incredible route, done as 1 pitch, just wish I could have felt my hands on the traverse!!!
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Tom Bushell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14

C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/14 with jake Rodgers

LDJ - Lead - 18/Sep/14 with Tom

Brian H - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/14 with Martin Slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

David Staples - 2nd dnf - 13/Sep/14 with Glorious

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/14 with James Arding

Lee_Meaden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Luke Robinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/Aug/14

Need a strong confident second. Traverse is delicate and if your unfit after the first pulls, you can just fall across like I did ;-)
LauraTejada - 2nd - Aug/14 with louise ansell

Hidden - Lead - Aug/14

climbhannahclimb - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Nick Stephens, Jay Jackson

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/14

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Jay Jackson, Hanna

pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Rich

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14

P1:2nd, P2 led with a fall out of the drainpipe.
DredStripe - AltLd RP - 19/Jul/14

tskelhon - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Charlotte

clmacdonald - 2nd - 19/Jul/14 with tskelhon

led pitch 2
dbrooks - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14 with John

Lead both pitches. Tough start and traverse is thin if you go low. Good varied route.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Dave P

Jenny Dart - 2nd - 13/Jul/14

Awesome! Two brilliant pitches and no real signs of wear considering their popularity. Led pitch two as the sun went down.
Alex the Alex - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Jenny, Robin

Great route in an amazing position! Lead P.1. Got into the crack fine, but faffed for a bit with gear and sussing out options before finally committing to the traverse. A great end to a poor day of climbing for me.
Robin Woodward - AltLd - 13/Jul/14 with Alex

Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Tom Nichols

I led first pitch. First crack was really tough, traverse was great!
Chaman - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with David Llewellyn

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/14

kennythescot - Lead O/S - Jul/14

elyben - Lead - 27/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/14

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Gid

Lead second pitch
gidmord - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Sophie Nu

Fantastic! Led P1, Will P2. Getting into the first crack was a struggle! Lovely traverse!
ewanthomson - AltLd - 22/Jun/14

Will Mortimer - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Ewan Thopson

Two pitches as one. A little on the soft side of E1
Gabe Oliver - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/14

Vincej - 2nd - 27/May/14 with Nevil

Great climb, strong climbing in places, had a great laugh with Swifty all the way up.
waydan - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with El Swiftos

A very random decision to have a bash at this and never really thought we would get up it... but was buzzing that we did and in style may in add... cracking climbing!!!!
clubmanpete - AltLd - 26/May/14 with lmacey

lmacey - Lead - 26/May/14 with Pete campion

Hidden - Lead dog - 17/May/14

Lewis Stewart - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Tom Bunn

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Diane Alger

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/14

Climbed it again in an attempt to fight off the demons after a somewhat traumatic ascent the day before.
Kirill - Lead β - 05/May/14 with Dina

Ran pitches together. Topping out on a granite dome was reminiscent of yosemite. Tad bit more moss though!
Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Ian Pegg

Led as one, felt benchmark E1 with mossy damp cracks & rope drag
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

Great route, not easy
alp79 - 2nd - 21/Apr/14 with Jonny Ashton

Been on my wishlist since last year but was not confident enough to lead it. Stoked with the onsight of Pitch 2. Alex smashed the delicate traverse
snook - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Alex Chapman

Done in one pitch with the second pitch of rhino. Totally and climbing. Then did the first pitch of think into the second pitch of this. Totally ace, though I fell off both of rhino's crux moves..
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14 with lex

Struggled with traverse across to hanging belay. sketched out
James.helm - 2nd dnf - 30/Mar/14 with Jack keogan

First pitch clean onsight, james struggle with crux as hasn't been climbing for months so lowered off the anchor and ab'd from the top to reclaim gear form the anchor. Also reclimbed and down-climbed until the traverse to get gear form the route back. Looking forward to going for it again.
Jack J Keogan - Lead dnf - 30/Mar/14 with James Helm

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/14

s.thursz - 2nd - 26/Feb/14 with Chris Joyce

lawsy_boy1 - Lead O/S - 2014

Tom D - AltLd - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

cathymiller - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Mike Peak

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13

KDhruev - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/13

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Gareth Greeves

Lead pitch 1.
gg4419 - AltLd rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Nick Stephens

Jackislav - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/13

Did in one pitch with a single rope. Insane rope drag!!!!
Matt Amos - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/13

chrisdevon - 2nd - 02/Sep/13 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 22/Aug/13 with Bob M

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/13

zcsharp - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/13 with Ollie Stevens

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with Rebecca

Great to do this again.
Tom Last - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/13 with Billy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/13

jonlord - 2nd O/S - Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Now with in-situ gold wallnut. P1+2.
LJC - Lead - 21/Jun/13 with Theo

theocelano - 2nd - 21/Jun/13 with luca

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Jun/13

Led P2. First multipitch lead on the moors.
R2B - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Justin

esther - Lead - Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

One pitch
danJBA - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with James Hoar

dodfoster - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with esther seddon

metal arms - 2nd - 25/May/13

stephen ashworth - 2nd - 06/May/13 with john frost, martin clarke

martin clarke - 2nd - 06/May/13 with john frost, steve ashworth

I led the second pitch, the flake at the belay sounds hollow.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Colin

As 1 pitch
tim.fairhall - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Matt

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Shaun McCance

Grabtheslab - 2013

climberkayaker - Lead β - 2013 with will hornby

willhornby - 2013

Fun fun fun! Not so fun having numb feet on the delicate traverse and second pitch. Iain took a nice whipper and landed next to me on the hanging belay
Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Martin, Iain

willbatho - Lead O/S - Nov/12

did it in one no hanging belay
hornbywill - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

lead fiset pitch. Went for 2nd in one long runout but rope drag,lack of gear and exhaustion stopped me.
shoulders - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with pete lewis

Hidden - AltLd dog - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12

Going so well until Ben couldn't do the traverse. Lowered off n
tim exley - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/12 with ben padbrury

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12

P1. Really really good.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Mike Hawkins

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/12

Awesome climb, took a tasty little fall on it but finished both pitches on lead in the end. Perfect weather.
Infinite Granite - Lead dog - 10/Aug/12 with Joey

Davebryant - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Sam Hann

sam.hann - 2nd - Aug/12 with Davebryant

Doug miller - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/12 with alex steele

Did the first pitch clean onsight, Charlie was exhausted after working on the flier for most of the time were there and couldn't finish seconding the first pitch, having no chance of leading the second pitch we had to bail.
zcsharp - Lead dnf - 28/Jul/12 with Charlie

Didn't finish as I'd burnt out and could no longer climb... Better luck next time!
cbeard - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/12 with Jamie

3* climb and quite sustained at the grade. Done in one long runout. Brilliant pro & beautiful weather!
Sean Kelly - Lead - 23/Jul/12 with Harry Pearce

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/12

Done in one pitch.
andy_pemberton - Lead - 19/Jul/12 with Brian Hannon

Brian H - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/12 with Andy Pemberton

Top pitch. What a route!
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Second E1 of the day although I think it is just HVS, fantastic climbing with both thuggish and delicate moves as well an exposed belay to top it all off. Drinks of cider all round upon success. (led pitch 1)
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/12 with David C

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/12

Second pitch.
Motown - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Erik

French Erick - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with will

lead first pitch
chris ebbutt - AltLd - 04/Jul/12 with Dave C.

tom169 - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/12 with Jerome

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/12

Jurga refused first pitch after a brief attempt. Waited ages for oliver to be free to second it.
smollett - Lead - 19/Jun/12 with oliver, jurga

Second pitch - (easier than first)
yarbles - AltLd - 19/Jun/12 with James

In one pitch. The runnel bit was wet so felt E1for sure.
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12

Lead first pitch
Michael Aylen - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Kris

Some back issues early on in the route so down climbed and removed the gear, am coming back for this!
mbradberry2008 - Lead dnf - 26/May/12 with James Mccann

mark schramm - 2nd rpt - 24/May/12 with Andy G

Probably HVS and not E1. Done in one big pitch. Previously seconded the first pitch. It still feels pretty delicate on the traverse, teetering on small crystals for feet. The runnel pitch was excellent, nicely exposed and good flowing climbing! Didn't think the second pitch was run out.
francois - Lead β - 24/May/12 with Ben

Led 2nd pitch
mark schramm - AltLd - 06/May/12 with Anthony

Both pitches.
Anthony Dixon - Lead - 06/May/12

Lead both pitches
Doug miller - Lead O/S - 04/May/12 with alex steele

Alex Steele - 2nd - 04/May/12 with Doug miller

Oddjob - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12 with Ramon

guy757 - 16/Apr/12

A cracking route! I lead pitch 1, hanging belay was good fun.
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Jordon

Jordon Fleming - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with matt

Elaine Budden - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/12 with Tristan Sherlock

Tristan Sherlock - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Ealine Budden

Mr Tickle - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Max Railing

burto - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with tom powell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/12

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Gareth Greeves

on Ian's gear
Mr Powly - Lead β - Mar/12 with Rozzy

Led Pitch 2
gg4419 - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Did in one pitch and suffered crippling rope drag at the top.
ian d f - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Steve Robinson

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/11 with tom m

tommoulds - 2nd dnf - 22/Oct/11 with Schramm

very nice.
Jonathan Emett - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/11 with toby

yay! great. and so different all the way up
katherinesydney - 2nd β - 01/Oct/11 with bobby gilbert

Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Katherine Sydney

p2-melhuish - Lead - Oct/11

MBarraclough - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11

Led as one pitch.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Will Jones

gowla - Lead β - 14/Sep/11 with Alex Burns

Took hanging belay but then led on when Ami decided not to follow
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with ah

1 pitch.
GPN - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Annette

Utterly Brilliant!!! as one pitch (thanks to Becky for the suggesting this as it was probably so much better as one big pitch). 50m gets you to the block right at the top with correctly extended runners.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Becky E

Struggled on the initial moves (never really found the sequence???) but then really enjoyed the rest.
Becky E - 2nd - 29/Aug/11 with Graeme Hammond

Got my right hand trapped while jamming at the bottom and fell off, then restarted from the ground and did the whole thing clean. Be careful with the rope lengths, did it with a doubled 60m rope and run out on the slabs.
Alkis - Lead RP - 28/Aug/11 with Chris Nawrat

Very nice climbing on great rock. Seemed pretty soft touch after all the recent stuff I'd been on.
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

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

Nice climb, not as good as Interrogation but plenty of interest. Quite a thuggy crux overhang but the rest is fine for grade...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Emily

Extremely windy. It was rattling my eyelids.
andi turner - Lead - 08/Aug/11 with Eddie

Brilliant route, was blowing a bit tho!
Souljah - 08/Aug/11 with Andi T

i_a_coops - 2nd - 08/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/11

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Dad

dale1968 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11

lead 1st pitch
mark schramm - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/11

Climbed at an awesome sunset after dinner... Also mark I think you left a sling and a snap gate, My friend chris has them and will post them on the lost gear as soon as he can.
flashpanther - Lead β - 02/Jul/11

dmaldonado - 2nd dog - 01/Jul/11 with Harry Whitby

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Gary Lewin

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/11

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11

Fultonius - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Burnsie

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Carol

James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 25/May/11

Homes - 2nd - 24/May/11 with Leo

Awesome route on an awesome evening, on the wishlist for a repeat lead!
ParkFace - 2nd O/S - 24/May/11 with Pete Greening

leohl - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/11

Almost finished the first pitch seconding when i screwed up removing a cam from a bad position and took a 25ft fall, luckily it swung me in a big arc under an overhang instead of straight into it, and the only thing that happened was a bit of a bust up knee where it hit the rock on the fall. (nb, do more falling practice)
cripper - 2nd dnf - 04/May/11 with Ben

nickdonohue - Lead - May/11 with Pete Merrick

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11

Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

kdalzell - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Liam Fleming

Brillant climbing, Really enjoyable, testing route. Traverse was pretty tricky as a second, and a case of just committing to it. Really worth doing though.
Helnorris - 2nd - 18/Apr/11 with Steve Redmond

first day ever climbing on granite and was brilliant to tick an E1. the climbing was brilliant and varied and the delicate traverse moves were very delicate. need a brave second
stvredmond - Lead - 18/Apr/11 with Helen Norris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

brill route :)
adam cooper*super* - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with dazza

tuftynick - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11 with jess, glen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/11

phil did first more strenous pitch, i did second more run out pitch
pudding - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with phil jarvis

thomb - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with tim, emma, David Coley

timreynolds - 2nd - 06/Apr/11

Felt just as great as I remembered it from 5 years ago, perfect variable climbing on immaculate granite. Lead in one pitch, definitely the way to do it.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Dave

Robin Warden - Lead - Apr/11 with Tall Paul

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Chris E

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Mark

MH123 - 2nd rpt - 16/Mar/11 with Jack Folland

sarpedon - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

finally got round to doing this after my big fall, lead both pitches, second one in the dark and heavy fog/high winds - standard dartmoor fun!
cripper - Lead rpt - 2011 with Ben

CptRicActiv - Lead - 2011

CptRicActiv - Lead - 2011

djromberg - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Slipped off about 3 moves off the floor due to not being able to feel my fingers?? Warmed them up and lead p1 clean.
The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/10 with Fiila

Tried to do the whole thing in one pitch, which was a mistake.
Spence22 - Lead O/S - Nov/10 with Simon

riddle - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/10

more like top end VS and certainly NOT E1, also no moves of 5b at all, 5a at the most, good route though
joese7en - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/10

colkurtz - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Robb

Toby Dunn - Solo - 03/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10

Really really good climb :-) Thats all I have to say.
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Jay Jackson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Paula

Led first pitch, spent 2 hours sitting in hanging belay due to faff. Second pitch chimney is definitely the crux, fairly bold with tricky moves. Easy E1 but E1 nonetheless
Kemics - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/10

I led first pitch, Neil led second. Got pissed down on heavily when seconding the second pitch. Thought traverse the crux.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10

This is my frist E1 lead. Great route
Popkids - Lead β - 28/Jul/10 with Berry

berry - 2nd - 28/Jul/10 with tony hopkins

Toby Dunn - Lead - 26/Jul/10 with Andy Reeve

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10

gangreen - 02/Jul/10

_m.cox_ - 2nd β - Jul/10 with Jason Williams, Tom Harrison

Homes - AltLd - 23/Jun/10 with Mike B

tom169 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Pawel

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10

Never E1, good HVS, did both pitches, nice route, but 2 stars at the moment, couldn't work out what was so special about it...maybe i missed something.
JPGR - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jun/10

leohl - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Frostie - Lead rpt - 25/May/10 with Roy Harris

MH123 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Jack Folland

tcfield - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/10 with ben vieyra

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10

david morse - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with chris todd

lead both pitches the traverse was a bit delicate to say the least but all was good my first e1 onsight!!!
culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with callum mcgowen

Hardest bit was the start.....rest was fine. Easy E1
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with davenev

Tough at the start and then struggled to retrieve a wire but from there on all good. Nice traverse and top pitch
davenev - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with luke

Desperately tenuous in poor fitting new rock boots
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Alan Royle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with CarolineH

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10

Ben Vieyra - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Tom Field

Hidden - 2010

jcook1980 - 2010

Bob Peters - 2nd - 2010

GarethSL - 2nd - 25/Oct/09 with Shaun

twright180 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/09

lead 2nd pitch
mikeburf - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09

dmoir - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Dave Moir

Popkids - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Baz

Led both pitches, rested on the rope at the start of the first pitch trying to figure out how to get into the flaked crack, led the rest clean.
grumpyoldjanner - Lead - 10/Sep/09 with argyle_dude

argyle_dude - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/09 with Harry Andrews

Hidden - Lead - Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09

Great climb, more like HVS 5a than E1 5b
hrgcb - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Joe Prinold

First E1 Onsight! Not too hard actually lol!!
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Billy

worklessclimbmore - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/09 with tom bunn

hepitt - Lead - 18/Aug/09 with Phillipa Arding

DanLear - 2nd - 11/Aug/09 with Al McPhierson

Great climbing, fantastic stance. HVS, mostly 5a apart from a couple of harder moves up the flakey overhanging bit towards the start.
Misha - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Great climb not to hard.
37degrees - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Ben Bradford

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Chris Reid

cornishben - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/09 with Gareth Pratt

I lead the first pitch, Tim lead the second.
DorsetGareth - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Ben Sutton & Tim Riley

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with J Robinson

JimR - 14/Jun/09

mixed and matched with rhino. didn't the pull onto top slab, slunk off back to the mother route via some flakey, mossy shite. was lovely fun.
w.pettet-smith - Lead - 11/May/09 with claire jane carter

clairejane - 2nd - May/09 with will

Got careless and lobbed on pitch one - still it meant I got to do the hand jammy bit twice
jon bradley - Lead dog - 29/Mar/09 with Huw Howells

1st E1(?!) - but eats cams for breakfast. Climbed in a single push, but too much rope drag so untied left rope halfway.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Jon Thompson

sinbad - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Pete

jon thompson27 - Mar/09 with Alex Thompson

Top quality climb!!!
crobinson - 2nd - 26/Feb/09 with Tom Last

Long held target and what a brilliant climb. Led both pitches, fun belay, second pitch the hardest. I've done easier E1s and harder HVSs, so who knows about the grade, but who cares. Brilliant!
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/09 with Chester

Chris M - 2009

Led first pitch
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/08 with Kafoozalem

Rock Lizard - 2nd - Oct/08

ground up with 3 attempts on 3 seperate days and 2 falls! awesome route tho the traverse at the top was savage!!
Duncan Campbell - Lead G/U - 25/Sep/08 with rob steer

mike88 - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/08 with JAmes Codner

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/08

led 2nd pitch
AlexD - AltLd - 25/Aug/08 with Sim + Nick B

lead 1st pitch ,good climbing , good gear , great setting.
misterb - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with sim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08

Led as a single pitch
Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Ian Bruce

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/08

1st Pitch Lead, 2nd Tom, Wicked.
Jon_Warner - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/08 with Tom

Reeges - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Nick Saunders

Hidden - AltLd RP - 09/Jun/08

Shaw Brown - Lead - 04/May/08 with Jeb

Hannes B - 2nd - Mar/08 with Rik D

dewrats - 2008 with Oli Boyes , Dave Searle, Chris Barr

sharmawho? - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli, Chris, Nick , Dave

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

OliBoyes - Lead O/S - 2008 with Chris Barr

Chris_barr - Lead - 2008

Cold cold, was too cold to lead!
sebrider - 2nd O/S - Dec/07 with Roby Rudolf

Tobes - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with Tamir

alaan - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Connor

Justin T - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/07 with Vicky

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/07

Second pitch is long and requires thought, at times run out. a complete contrast from the shortish pumpy pitch 1! brilliant.
Jon_Warner - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Richard Ray

Rest below crux, then fired through second go!
richardr - Aug/07

brian watson - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Katherine Watson

Benchmark E0 5b
Urgles - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Brian

Verging on E1
bpmclimb - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Mark

Steerpike - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Tommo

Justin T - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/07 with Clara

Justin T - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Wifey

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/07

lead first pitch
Dave Searle - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with mark

Dave Searle - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with mark

Led both pitches. Fell on first nut on P1, removed it and led clean from start. E1 seemed fair overall. A classy route with many varied sections of interest. Crux low down!
Owen W-G - Lead RP - 20/May/07 with Simon Denison

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07

I think it warrants E1 if you are dosy as me and decide to pitch it out with a single rope...loadsa drag...no sympathy please
gregarding - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

misterb - 2nd O/S - 2007 with sim

climber sim - 2007

Hidden - 2007

gregarding - Lead O/S - 2007 with Donna Nichamin

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2007

nopants - AltLd - 2007 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

zcapxa5 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Dave Ross

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/06

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/06 with sim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06

chrissloan84 - Lead rpt - 17/Aug/06 with AJM

Dave Kerr - Lead - 08/Aug/06 with Jill Kerr

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jul/06

AW - pitch 1, CS - pitch 2
Carl Smethurst - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/06 with Tony Woods

chris j - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/06 with Richard

AJH - 2nd - 03/Jun/06 with Crispin

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/06

Bern - 2006

jmhood - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Ante

mark4344 - 2nd - 20/Aug/05 with Nick Coles

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

Jon Evans - May/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

Steve Bell - 2005

westaway - Lead O/S - 2005

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/04 with John Inkpen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/04

tom.e - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Charlie Everett

Tim Steward - Lead - 09/May/04 with James Parrot

aged_ape - Lead O/S - Apr/04

Gibson27 - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004

wrong technique on the traverse ,so a bit scary but very enjoyable, a must for aspiring e1,rs
rockpool - 2nd - 06/Sep/03 with zin

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/03

Mark Collins - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/03 with Mark Watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/03

Rob Pitt - 2003

cem - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/02 with James Gregory

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Aug/02 with Naomi Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/02

JamieForman - AltLd O/S - May/02 with Little Rich

bullybones - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/01

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/01

cornishben - AltLd O/S - 2001 with Noel Duffy

Roget - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/00

CraigMac1 - 2000

Marti999 - 2000

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000

NickP - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Hidden - Lead - Sep/99

timreynolds - Lead - 13/Jul/99 with John Burnip

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/99

ChrisJD - Lead - Apr/99

As pictured in 'Rock Climbing in England and Wales' by David Simmonite
markw - 2nd O/S - 1999

Frostie - Lead - 1999

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 09/May/98 with Claire Graham

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 25/Oct/97 with Bill McKee

Jon Read - Lead O/S - May/97 with Noel Curtis

Gregory - Lead - Nov/96

chris sm - AltLd O/S - Jul/96 with Jon Pearson

timreynolds - 2nd - 15/May/96 with Andy Leivers

colin milton - Lead - 14/Aug/95 with eric milton

sdht - 1994

daprince - AltLd - Aug/93

leadmat - Solo - Jun/93

pmot - Lead O/S - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/92

Cowflinger - 21/Apr/92 with Pete Lewis

kp64zl - Lead - Apr/92 with Jason M

Andy Fielding - AltLd - 09/Sep/91 with Mark Lardner

eroica64 - AltLd - Aug/91 with Denis Crampton

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/91

Hidden - Lead - Jun/91

Tim M - AltLd O/S - 1991

NickJH - 1991

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/90

Roget - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/90 with jim

Hidden - 30/May/90

Great route only HVS though
ecowaller - 1990 with bunny

led both pitches, HVS 5a,5a in the 83/85 guide
Pete Nugent - Lead - 26/Jul/87 with John Derbyshire

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/87

l,2.. Led all since 11/5/04 and 15/5/04 with Simon and Andy.
charlesmfrench - AltLd - 1985 with Ian Milne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/84

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 26/Jun/83 with Dave Abbey

Mark Kemball - Lead - Jun/83

mark-abz - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/82 with Andy W

steve L - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/82 with Lyndsey

Simon cook - AltLd - 1981

Before this date
D Tempest - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/78

D Tempest - Lead - Jan/76

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