Awesome, one of the best routes I've ever done.robertmctague - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14
A good fight by Bob, but he ended up having to aid the top crack on my Camelot #6. Very happy to get up clean, but I felt a bit sick afterwards. Definitely one to lead next time.
1poundSOCKS - 2nd β - 30/Aug/14
Had to aid top using Matthews Camalot #6 !!
bobpilgrem - Lead dog - 30/Aug/14 with Matthew
I'm not sure this was entirely enjoyable to climb but it was amusing watching the seconds struggle!
ian d f - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with David Brock, Michael P
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 22/Aug/14
Desperation😁 she welcomed me in, then spat me back out, minus half the skin on legs & arms when topped out😁😁 should've listened to you paul
Long sleeves & trousers
BAZIL - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with paul haunch
watson23 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14
Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/14
petegunn - Lead - 26/May/14 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/May/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/14
MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Arran Laird, Rhys Whitehouse
whitehouse_rhys - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with aron, Mark Roe
2010_graham - TR dog - 13/Apr/14
Fionnbharr - 11/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Nov/13
petegunn - 2nd - 22/Nov/13 with Bruce, Owain, Davina
owain-1978 - 2nd O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Bruce, Pete, davina
petegunn - 2nd - 06/Oct/13 with Matt Reeve, Davina
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/13
Climbster - 2nd β - 28/Sep/13 with Ian
Wanted to try this for a while, went ok really defo getting better at off-width.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Matt
David's first grit lead (attempt) - he backed off at the crux after a long struggle. I pulled the rope and lead it. Great line and climb!
masa-alpin - Lead β - 08/Sep/13 with David F
FragOcon - 2nd - 13/Aug/13
Dervey - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/13
nails at the top, didn't risk it climbed off it and abbed for the gear.
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/13
David_Gledson - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/13 with Alan
cherad - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Louise Bell
petegunn - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Bill, Davina
wildbill - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Davina, Pete Gunn
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/13
Never again ! Possibly the worst climb I have ever tried , horrid, even with roger pulling ; no joke about swimming !
Well , maybe not never :-)
cobweb - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Roger Waterworth
A really big cam would have made the top bit of crack a bit less terrifying although it's lack did spur me on to the top once I was committed!
MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Tom
petekeron - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Chris Wright
lissymanners - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Chris Reid
Chris Reid - Lead - 30/Apr/13 with Lissy Manners
lanky and weak - Lead - 26/Apr/13 with Katie
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Naomi Hart
NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Peter Hart
andi turner - 2013
Two Cams Tom - 2nd - 02/Dec/12 with Davina, petegunn
petegunn - Lead - 02/Dec/12 with Tom, Davina
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/Dec/12
petegunn - Lead - 23/Nov/12 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd dog - 23/Nov/12
petegunn - Lead - 05/Oct/12 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/12
BeckyPayne - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Jim Gilligan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12
Great route until you near the top.... at which point upward progress seemed impossible. Almost got to a point where i couldn't even fall off! Not having much gear on your rack is useful.
markfairbank - Lead dnf - 18/Jul/12 with Calum Wadsworth
Paul Figg - 2nd - 20/Jun/12
Paul Figg - 2nd - 20/Jun/12
Matt Harle - 2nd - 20/May/12
No impression on this. sfter Chris succeeeded.
egg-man - 2nd dnf - 01/Apr/12 with Chris Vernon
Peter Reynolds - Lead - Apr/12 with matt harle
lost a lot of skin. worth wearing socks and long sleeves rolled up to elbows
timmsy - Lead - 30/Mar/12 with David_Gledson
2nded after my attempt at the lead ended one move short of the top, utterly exhausted and having stripped all the skin off my right arm. Rich led up and showed me how it was done, I was facing the wrong way! Face right and all will be well. Very well protected.
David_Gledson - 2nd - 30/Mar/12 with Rich Timms
1st lead in a while... dam good
feilx - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Floris
Hidden - 2nd - Mar/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/11
Dhonny_Jaws - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Michael Porter
Matt Cooke - Lead β - 06/Nov/11 with Rosh
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11
Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Meg
Did RH variation, hot, humid, sweat, physical.
mikecollins - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with craigruddock
Jack00 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Si Bulmer
alan1234 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/11
coombsy - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with John B
Got stuck by the rope, boobs, hips and well... everything. No fun at the time but kind of want to go back and do it now. Definite HVS, Hard VERY silly.
llamaglama - Lead dnf - 01/May/11 with Jam
Much thrutching and may have been on the rope at times but hard to tell when your wedged in a offwidth at night!
a13x - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Ben Hirst
nia - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Fred Mainwaring
Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Pete Dollman, Nia Fletcher
Required much effort... Top section done using the KFC technique
Diggler - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with andyob, Calder
Calder - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/11 with Andy OB, Mark
rosh3000 - 2011
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 20/Nov/10 with Mark Williams
Swim! The top widening bit of crack is a great struggle not small enough to jam and not big enough to fit the whole body into. I felt i would just fall out the whole time. It rare when a route eats a whole set of cams inc. a size 5 camalot
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 20/Nov/10 with Wee man
akhughes - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/10 with Steptoe
The clue's in the name!
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Tony
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/10
phew! Did the direct variation, as I now know it to be. Next time I'm on this I'll do the original start! (which it appears the right hand of the two possible cracks is NOT. No wonder it felt harder than expected). Gear on the direct start is adequate with RP's - just.
pebbles - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/10 with crofty
Abominable. Tenacious lead by Peri.
Kirk - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with Peri
found the main crack a straightforward udge, but the initial "easy" start a nightmare as couldnt reach big jugs at top, and yo-yoed it. Eventually found enough micro gear to prevent deck out and lowered to ground but did not pull ropes - after this led route without rests or falls. Ironically found the main off-width chimney absolutely straightforward.
pebbles - Lead dog - 04/Jul/10
Jesus wept. Desperation is the word. Hot, sweaty day. Just kept getting spat out of the crack.
I'll come back on a cold day armed with jeans and a woolley jumper...
Hardonicus - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/10 with sarah
Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with Nick Valente
Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/10
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 17/May/10 with Fabrizio Della Rossa
what a fight, left a lot of skin on this one !
lithos - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Roy Crouch
mikecollins - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/10 with cliff lowther
Shorts and T-shirt
Mr Wild - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Simon Ward
dancey1981 - 2nd - Mar/10
got fully stuck in for the first and only climb of the day. took a while figuring out/psyching myself up before the final showdown, much grunting and shouting at myself later i topped out. crack was wet with seepage and snowy topout on a proper bluebird day.
andrew sandercock - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with robert sandercock
mattyork2 - 2nd - 30/Jan/10 with Johnny Richard
Interesting and AWKWARD
Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Ali K
philw - 2010
Top crack bit was hard :-)
buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Christian B (OB)
Christian Beck - Lead O/S - Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd - Oct/09
most effort ive ever put in on a HVS
Rowansb - Lead O/S - Sep/09
al99 - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Martina Zandonella
martinazando - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/09 with Al Benson
jimdanson - 2nd - 11/May/09 with Bob Curry
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/09
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/09
andy mcc - TR - 15/Feb/09 with Robin Nicholson
Seymore Butt - 2009
Nasty Pasty body Jam to finish!
FrankKeogh - TR - 11/Jun/08 with Douggy
andrewineichen - TR dnf - 11/Jun/08 with daz barker 3csm
jracampbell - TR dnf - 11/Jun/08
Well named, like trying to climb up an elephant's arse! Prepare to lose some skin!
dougiestein - TR - 11/Jun/08 with Frank Keogh
clive-greenwood - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/08
Take big stuff (Friend 6) for the top.
liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - Apr/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/08
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Robeverybody
Hidden - Lead dnf - 2008
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Oct/07
Matt crawford - Lead - 20/Oct/07
Thought i could shuffle up the top crack!! took 5min's trying (i am thin enough!!), then stepped back out, to finish properly!! Just like Frank did afterwards!! Thanks Daz!!
AlanDavis - TR β - 10/Oct/07 with Daz Barker
Tried to lead it but head up my arse again. Had to top rope it in the end.
dazbarker - TR rpt - 10/Oct/07 with Al Davis
joe larner - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07
Used shunt didnt load it though. Very awkward at the top.
dazbarker - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/07
tom_1985 - Lead dog - Mar/07 with Mark D
Scuming fest like trying assist in the birth of a cow placing pro
00hirsb - 2007
rob askew - 2007
fifth - 2007
tomB - TR O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Tim Griffin
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/06
The final crack was awful. Eventually managed it after much blood and sweat!
Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/06 with Cider Nut
alicia - 2nd - 10/May/06 with Ali K
Hidden - Lead - May/06
Jon Greengrass - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Hosey
Karl Bromelow - 2006
markalmack - Lead RP - 2006
full body pump. Eroded holes in T-shirt,
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Tony Holdsworth
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/05
johancilliers - Lead β - 16/May/05
Andy Graham - TR dog - 2005 with Chris Robinson
Hidden - Oct/04
Hidden - TR RP - 16/Aug/04
Hidden - 2nd - 2004
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/03
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/03 with Hoult
Nigel Coe - TR - 24/Aug/02 with Tim Dunsby
Scottish78 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/02 with Fiona G
Aptly named, took me a long time to do the finish, and a lot of sweat!
dougiestein - TR - Jul/02 with James Potter
a memorable route
innes - Lead O/S - Jun/00 with Ruth
stuart100 - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/00 with Ian Brown
cragspud - Lead O/S - 2000
craig h - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
I tried to lead it but couldn't (well named - elephants arse!) Kim finished it
nickdonohue - 2nd - 06/Aug/98 with Kim Clark
Tenko - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/98 with Glyn Jones
said "VD" in old guide book we where using - sandbag or wot! Just shows its all in the head - wouldn't of considered it if graded at HVS.
rocktigger - Lead O/S - Mar/98 with lee + shelby
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/97
Tom V - 30/Apr/95
craig h - Lead O/S - 05/May/92 with Matt Ford
Hidden - Lead - 1992
Well-named. I wrecked a brand new pair of Troll climbing trousers getting up this horror.
allmag - Lead - 12/Aug/91
Pete Pozman - 2nd - 13/Jun/90 with John Byrne
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/89
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 04/Sep/88 with Dad
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 04/Sep/88 with David
mikej - Lead - 20/Apr/74 with Nigel Sumner
mikej - 2nd - 28/Aug/73 with John Bickerdyke
Hidden - Lead - 1972
Dave Musgrove - 26/Nov/67