Mensor** VS 4c
45m, 2 pitches. Starts well towards the right of the crag where a contorted oak (with several dead branches) grows from the foot of the crag just below a prominent rib. 1. 20m 4b Climb up the wide crack on the left edge of the rib, bearing right to stand on the tiny pinnacle below black overhangs. Step up and left around the arete and climb steeply via a thin flake, moving right to belay on a large sloping ledge. 2. 25m 4b Step up right into the foot of a groove and continue in a fine position around the arete. Climb the steep wall above on excellent holds and finish more easily up the buttress. At the moment (June 2010) there is an in situ abseil anchor.
D Alcock, A Cowburn 25/Apr/1964
PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 132 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Harri777 - Lead - Aug/14 with Stephen T

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Bram

Got a bit lost trying to find tantalus/tarantula so ended up on this somehow. Did the climb in one huge pitch which was an incredible experience. Some really dodgy gear in the 2nd pitch which just made the whole thing more memorable. One of the best belays at the top of any route I've done in NW :) 3 stars
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Alan

alanblyth - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/14

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd - 02/Mar/13 with ed mitchell

P2 - lovely!
Sardien - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Helena Robinson

Callum Anderson - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

Pero - Lead - 29/Sep/12

Somehow managed to miss the sloping stance. Didn't think I'd gone far enough, so carried on climbing. Firstly up the steep wall above the stance, then when this didn't seem right, downclimbed and went up the shallow groove and rib. Ended up doing it as one pitch.
smolders - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Fiona McFarlane

started up first pitch of sally but belay ledge was overgrown with gorse so finished up Mensor.
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 04/Sep/12 with Colin

erica - 2nd - 24/Jul/12 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Erica

brolte - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Nick Pearson

Lead both pitches, really nice. Climbing like a spazz lead to Jess asking whether I climbed differently on E4s... I do, honest!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Jess

xusa - 2nd O/S - 03/May/12 with Gareth Borthwick

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/12

Barry D - AltLd - 11/Mar/12 with Derek & Dick

Robbo1 - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/11

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Ann S

Really nice little route.
Ann S - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Adam

steve prior - AltLd - Jul/11 with Andy C

martrin - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Sarah Kekus

dan ely - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with tony (army)

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Clare

Bry - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Dan

Barry D - Lead - 11/Jun/11 with Trish

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

Lead on 1st pitch, Second on 2nd pitch
Simon Cahill - AltLd β - 05/Jun/11 with Lee Paskin

Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 05/Jun/11

ayuplass - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Thea, jo

garywong - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Patrick Goodwin

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/11

mr mills - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/11 with pflip

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Very nice route. If using the CC guidebook, make sure you don't go left of the first small overhang - it's the big black one they're referring to. Pitch 2 is no harder than the first, though very exposed.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 05/Jun/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

MarkFoster - AltLd - May/10

Led P2, great route again, lovely rock
SGD - AltLd - 18/Apr/10 with Jonny WMC

JRSB1991 - AltLd O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/10

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10

Carly - AltLd - 14/Oct/09 with Richard

nickhoward - 2nd - 27/Sep/09 with kevin wheatley

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/09

Led P1
Brendan - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Paul

Harder to get to the crag than do the route..... But well worth the trip.
Babika - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Rob Hinton

Od - AltLd O/S - 28/May/09 with Martyn "Noodles" Middleton

Led the second pitch. Really nice route but make sure you ab down as the descent is rubbish
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 28/May/09 with Oliver Ruffle (O.d)

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/08 with Andy Chapman

really good route, but make sure you ab!!
andrew300169 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/08

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 04/Jul/08 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/08

3 Names - Lead O/S - Jul/08 with Sumee Holloway

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

I led the 1st pitch, Heddwyn led the 2nd
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/07 with Heddwyn Fletcher, Luke McMullin

climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with James

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Good sustained climbing in the drizzle.
steven - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Simon Dawson

2 pitch
sdawson1 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with swifty

malc - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/07

fran04 - AltLd - 2007 with ian andrews

timmy-ts - 2007

mikelaing - 2nd O/S - Oct/06

five - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/06 with JT

Led 1st pitch
a_d_tru - AltLd - 27/Aug/06 with Alex

hetaher - 2nd - 04/Aug/06 with Carwyn and Mark

Dale - AltLd O/S - Jan/06 with johny

leathers - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/05

Carol joined us too
richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/05 with Johnny Martin

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/04

a_radiohead_fan - 2004

James B - 07/Sep/03 with Phil

Mike Turner - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/03 with Alex Rigg

Hidden - Lead - 22/Feb/03

John Kettle - AltLd - 2003

kjbix - AltLd - 02/Jul/01 with Richard Beech

rlrs - AltLd - 2001

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/00 with Matty

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/00

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/00

Louise led pitch two
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/98 with Louise Pellett

nickdonohue - AltLd - 14/Mar/98 with Dave Chapman

iskra2000 - AltLd - 30/Mar/97 with Danuska Rycerz

Hammy - Lead - 29/Mar/97 with Penny Excel

sdht - May/96

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/95 with Duncan McLay

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 14/May/95

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/95

Marti999 - AltLd - May/94 with john

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Mar/94

Hidden - 1994

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

Iain Thow - Lead - 31/Aug/92 with Pram Singh

Julian Wedd - 2nd - 1992 with A. Brierley

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Dec/91

tlr - AltLd - 24/Jul/91 with Pom

John Roe - AltLd - Sep/90 with Nige Hughes

OMSKB - Lead - Jul/90

Andy Say - Solo - 09/Apr/90

andy gittins - Lead - 1990

Tony Buckley - Feb/87 with Steve Byatt

biggianthead - 05/Aug/84 with HT

Melok - 1984

Melok - 1984

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 13/Mar/82 with Charlie Leverton

Mike C - AltLd - 25/Sep/81 with Chris Davis

mark-abz - 2nd - 24/Jan/81 with Jerry C

Ken Taylor - Lead - 15/Aug/78 with Roger Wilson

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 24/Apr/77

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Feb/75

granitbahn - AltLd - 1975

tapley - AltLd - 07/Apr/71 with Dave Hearnshaw

David Smith - 1970

mikej - Lead - 10/Apr/67 with Jim Godbold

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