Normally I don't log DNF but this one stands out in the memory. Despite making virtually no movement I was pumped and exhausted after six or so metres. I became wedged and unable to turn my head(might be easier with no helmet) and curiously despite being unable to move I felt I could fall out of the chimney at any moment. I might go back for round two, not sure if it's worth it.
caradoc - AltLd dnf - 18/Apr/15 with Matt H.
Next level suffering. Being run over by a bus would be more pleasant. A sacrificial nut two was left to appease the spirit of Whillans, anyone who likes a good grovel is welcome to it.
UncleMephisto - AltLd dnf - 17/Jan/15 with Vasco Bull
JHC - 23/Aug/14
Rob P1, me P2. Interesting climbing up to the chimney, and a challenging shimmy up thereafter. I really enjoyed this, only took small cams, got stuck in and hoped for gear at the top. It felt like a stiff VS, but I have done a lot of this type of chimney and am quite small which makes a difference.
MichaelGallimore - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Rob
I literally puked on top of this route. Never again unless I take a size 6 cam. But memorable.
Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Tom Doldon
virtually unprotectable I'll be back armed with a big cam. Beware of the loose blocks below the chimney.
highclimber - AltLd dnf - 15/Mar/14
mike mo - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
Michael Allday - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/13
Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/May/13
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Rupert Fleming
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13
Probably no harder than 4c but thats 4c every time you move a limbe:-) was awsome to second this
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 30/Mar/13 with Simon huges
tim newton - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/13 with ken, stuart lade
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/13
Nick Biven - 2013
Lee started for Pear Tree Variation, but decided not to do, because it was overgrown. I took over and did this route. I struggled a lot (and appreciated immensely Friends 5&6) but the route was absolutely fantastic!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Lee P
Hidden - 2012
lead 1st pitch,. had to back off 2nd
mattorford - AltLd - 15/Oct/11
omg! fun to watch (i nearly wet myself watching Vince lead this one!), not quite so much fun to climb!
givemetea - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Vince
Roz lead pitch 1, I lead pitch 2
3 Names - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Roslyn Mckendry
Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/11
no cams so soloed the last pitch
Michael Allday - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with rodney greenfield
Hidden - 2011
The first pitch is way, way longer than the 80ft given in the definitive guide! The second pitch is brilliant, in an ungradeable horrorshow kind of a way. Would probably get HVDiff in the Peak District...
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Tony
Hidden - 2010
soph - Lead - 2010
soph - Lead - 2010
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Peter Hill
the juicy dangler - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with becky
sgl - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Mallard
Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/08
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with sam read
The route description in North Wales rock is spot on! Great fun
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Sam Jones, Tom Barton
Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with james andy
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Feb/08
Matt Vigg - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07
Rob Kennard - 2007
Andy Campbell - 2nd - May/05 with Sim
John Kettle - AltLd - 2003
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/02
Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/02 with Chris Bird
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jan/98
steve taylor - 1994
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/92
Hidden - AltLd - 1991
andy gittins - Lead - 1990
Glad I seconded
uphillnow - 2nd - 1988 with charlie french
Hidden - 1984
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1980 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden - 1980
ewar woowar - Lead - 1980
Falko - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/75 with Al W.
granitbahn - AltLd - 1975
mikej - Lead - 12/Mar/67 with Keith Gregson
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/66