What a brilliant route.Olli-C - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Chris Waddle
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14
Whoop de whoop, what a route! Epic "out there" moves so uncommon on a small gritstone route.
I loved it to bits, but it's more like HVS/5a as even with the perfect finger locks in the crack to pull over the bulge and the lovely bridging, the gear isn't easy to place and it's quite run out above the bulge.
Approach with caution and you'll enjoy it. Probably.
ebf - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/14 with Will Poulter, Paul Stephenson
Think there is something in Chimney specialists suiting it.The sun entered the cleft then left during leader's ordeal. Felt HVS to me, even getting the sequence perfect with big chimneying/bridging moves. should be 3* though. Simultaneous opposed abseil descent was novel!
jimorothy - 2nd - 10/Nov/13 with Scott Barnett
FragOcon - Lead - 30/Oct/13
Hadn't climbed outside for a while conditions were wet and mingy on top out but crack and roof dry. Fell quite a few times sorting out top sequence after boxing myself out.
RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead dog - 13/Oct/13
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Harrogate club
petellis - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Cleric James Koran
Brain in neutral, feet not following body I nearly fell out of this.
jkarran - 07/Jul/13 with Pete
mark sadler - Lead - 2013 with rob
RyMole - Lead dog - 03/Nov/12 with John Puddephatt
GAshby - Nov/12
Hidden - Solo - 27/Oct/12
Just as hard as 2 or 3 years ago! Quite glad I didn't have to lead it again. Cracking route though
stewart100 - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Keith Lauder
petegunn - Lead - 07/Oct/12 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/12
luke321 - Lead - 14/Sep/12 with Matt Cooke
Matt Cooke - 2nd β - 14/Sep/12 with Luke Dyer
samthom - 2nd - 16/Jul/12 with Fergus
Paul Figg - Lead - 20/Jun/12
Paul Figg - Lead - 20/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Jun/12
Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with michael kirby
Good route, old birds nest could do with removing (it's disentegrating).
Definately not harder than 5a (if you find the perfect finger locks to pull over the bulge) but a fair bit of it on the route and placing gear in a very strenuous position make this low in the grade HVS IMO.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Jun/12 with Kevin
Hidden - 02/Oct/11
Nickster - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/11 with alan Purgues
Looks easier than it is, got stuck again and pumped. Couldn't get over bulge had to use gear to get up. So annoyed.
Connorsgrandad - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/11 with Tim, William Jackson
Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Myself!
Great climb, surely one of the best VS's yorkshire has to offer. After getting to the crux, then downclimbing due to being pumped, nailed the start second time round had a fall through the crux, didn't wait around through, straight back on and made the move second time.
Tom_Jermy - Lead dog - 19/May/11 with Matt_L_Robinson
First Lead fall!! Made the Heart go a little. Wet!!
Michael Whitley - Lead dog - 13/May/11 with Lee Simpson
Peter Smith - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Mick Leather
A very spectacular and athletic route!
jonny taylor - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with James B
Rested on gear after some fun and games with the crux, then found the way. Definitely only VS once you know how.
barney800 - Lead dog - 02/Apr/11 with Jonny Taylor
Tom Keaveny - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/11 with mfisher
Tom Tindale - 2011
Great route. Distinctly "Yorkshire" VS.
petellis - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/10 with Cleric James Koran
Bit of a beast! At least the fingerlocks are perfect.
jkarran - 2nd - 06/Oct/10 with Pete
Tough! Missed the hold under the top crack.
MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Clive Greenwood
clive-greenwood - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Mike Nuttall
knicos - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Erin Dunn
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/10
fell twice and rested then carried on - very enjoyable all the same!
gazbonutter - Lead dog - 30/Jul/10 with Pete MacDonald
ollyroberts - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Jack Colbeck
Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Olly
fell twice at the Overhang. Found the key to route on the 2nd
ojp - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/10 with Dave
ojp - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with Dave
Had to take over from Si on the lead. Very tough, even for a Yorkshire VS.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Si
pebbles - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10 with kirk
Cool route. Then a simultaneous abseil off to top!
Jack00 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Hannah
buggered up the crux and rested on the gear. then saw the big jug....
pebbles - Lead dog - 14/Apr/10
Must have been cold
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with John Hardiman
Failed on the leads, tried to step out left, as the roof did not look like 5a! Completed on second, still thought the pull over was more than VS5a!
NorthernRock - 2nd - 01/Mar/10
brockers - Lead O/S - 2010 with CarlZ
alasdair19 - 2010
Andy Graham - 2010
John Pickles - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Andrew Morton
Daniel Sutherland - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/09 with Mal
fun and steep ! Moved left into the large
crack after the thin crack as straight up is very licheny and harder (poor holds/gear) and seems out of character, not sure if that's where it goes ! Geting down is 'interesting'
lithos - Lead - 09/Jun/09 with Clare Usher
jonka - Lead - Jun/09 with sean
Adam1973 - 2nd rpt - 02/May/09 with Graeme
first couple of bits of gear in place below the crux crack
Graeme Hammond - Lead β - 02/May/09 with adam
alexyoung - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/09 with Paul "The Dark Side" Giddings
Really rather hard.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Adam
Hidden - TR O/S - 11/Sep/08
Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Sep/08
Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/08
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Carmen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08
stewart100 - Lead - 20/Jun/08 with Adam Jordan
SteveM - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Bruce
Hidden - Lead dog - 17/Nov/07
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Nov/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/07
jonka - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with degs
gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - 2007 with d
Hidden - Lead dog - Nov/06
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/06
Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/06
joe_alexander - Lead dog - 08/Jul/06 with Stu
tomhull - 2006
chrishedgehog - Lead - 09/Jun/05 with Karl
cem - 2nd - 26/Oct/03 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/03
Hidden - TR - 27/Jul/03
Shaw Brown - Lead - 30/Sep/02 with David Jones
Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 2002 with paul smith
Whealiebob - 2000 with Robin
craig h - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 2000
Roget - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/99
Tenko - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/99 with Andy Ilston
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/98
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/95
nickdonohue - Lead dog - 02/Aug/95
nickdonohue - 2nd - 27/Jun/95 with Dave Chapman
Tom V - 30/Apr/95
Hidden - Lead - 1992
malc - Lead - 25/Aug/91
kato'sdad - Lead - 11/Aug/91 with Jerry Mattinson
Hammy - Lead - 20/Apr/89 with Colin Struthers
RichardMc - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/78 with Keith Peel
Hidden - Lead - 31/Dec/76
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/74
mikej - Lead - 18/Mar/73 with Mike Mason
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 20/Feb/72
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1971