I can see the appeal to the adventurous types. But this climb was not my cup of tea. This is not rock climbing - it's sandstone-flakes-held-together-with-dirt... climbing. Not worth a star. Not safe.
Kyle87 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/14
A very nice route, long and some interesting moves through the bulging flux. Made more interesting by having three bulges to move through. Plenty of gear and good holds. Too many to choose from!
Puma - Lead - 20/Aug/14 with Dave Wiffen - YAC
Finally came back to lead this. What a superb climb. The gear is plentiful but not always obvious because of the weird rock. Made more interesting by the film crew for "Secret Britain" getting set up to film Franco Cookson leading it, seconded by the two presenters!
Will Smith - Lead rpt - 04/Aug/14 with Tom
This is an amazing climb and brilliantly led by Will! We had to work quickly as the BBC were there filming Franco Cookson.
Tom Smith - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Will Smith
guisboro andy - Lead - Aug/14
David Stevens - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Keith
Keith Swainson - Lead - 15/Jul/14 with david stevens
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 08/Jul/14 with Carmen
Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/14
freemanTom - 2nd - 20/May/14 with Chris Coapes
John Lavelle - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Corey, Scott
scott1895 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14
WNW - 2nd - 11/Apr/14 with Rudi Feldtman
Jenny Hall - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Louis
chris skipton - 2014 with alec
Hidden - Lead RP - Nov/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13
Calum Wadsworth - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/13 with Emma
Smooth lead by the Tillster
freemanTom - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Amy Till
nice climb - good gear - feels exposed in places
jonnysims - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Matt Bello
Tilt - Lead - Aug/13 with Tom
good route, little dirty.
FragOcon - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/13
Al_Matheson - TR O/S - Jul/13
BAdhoc - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/13 with Carmen
so nice - again (midges came out to play )
lithos - Lead - 25/Jun/13 with ccc
Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/13
Great route. No hard moves really, it just keeps going, but good gear and plenty of oppertunities to rest. Pretty sound rock too. Can't wait to get back and lead it.
Jamie Brown - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Pete
Good route, but not as good as I was expecting - a little dirty. Maybe I had hyped it up a lot in my head...
blue_sundown - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Mark, Ruairidh
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13
mcondon - 2nd - Jun/13
freemanTom - 2nd - 28/May/13 with Peter CMC
Climbster - 2nd β - 26/May/13 with Ian
Decided to start working through the '100 best' list in Climb and this was the first , what a excellent route ! only 99 left !
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Matt
Birds are nesting on this route at the moment so we did something else.
Puma - Lead dnf - 21/May/13 with Jamie Brown
Hidden - TR O/S - May/13
Terrific. Plenty of jugs and gear all the way up, fantastic positions as well.
Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/13 with Sam Marks
Hidden - 2013
Can definitely see the potential, need to repeat in positve temps and without a pack on!
kirsten - 2nd - 01/Dec/12 with lewis thompson
Very cold hands
lewiz - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Kirsten Donovan
First 'big' lead really, and despite one or two slightly panicky moments I really enjoyed it! Not as loose as I thought it was going to be either which was nice
Jodgson - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Sam Marks
ruairidhwad - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Burnes
freemanTom - 2nd - 22/May/12 with Peter CMC
Awesome! A truly lovely route to climb(what else would you do with it?). So so many threads, take as many slings as possible, and a set of wires, thats it(although i did place a number 2 friend, i reckon its probably not needed, cant remember though).
David_Gledson - Lead - 29/Mar/12 with Rich Timms
timmsy - 2nd - 29/Mar/12 with David_Gledson
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Ruairidh Wadsworth
Narked4fun - 2012
Utterly brilliant! Worth a trip to the crag just for this route!
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Si
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/11
riven - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Chriswallis2
Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/11
Probably the finest route on whitestone and sound rock! despite this being below my limit, this is probably one of my best leads. ive certainly done harder hvs's!
Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11
ablackett - Lead - 13/Jul/11 with Andy Wallace
Steve Lenartowicz - 10/Jul/11
1st Whitestone route, steady climbing, questionable gear. Superb.
freemanTom - Lead - 29/Jun/11 with Rory & friend SOC
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11
As good as ever. Is it my imagination or does the rock near the bottom sound hollower than it used to?!
Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11 with Carmen
Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/11
Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11
wouldn't want to lead it, great pleasure seconding it. BUT it was nails!!
ilona torstensson - 2nd O/S - 04/May/11 with richard coulson
felt harder than last time!!!!! knackered, ilona put me to shame and ran up it!!!
ritid - Lead rpt - 04/May/11 with ilona torstensson
Jack00 - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Andy Graham
Very good. mentally quite draining because of the odd rock type!
petegunn - Lead - 06/Mar/11 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11
alkira - 2011
Especially memorable! first outing on whitestone and done in the pitch black!
Sam Marks - 2nd - Dec/10 with Matt Capsey
Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/10
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/10
manmike - Lead - 04/Aug/10 with mikecollins
mikecollins - 2nd - 04/Aug/10 with moose ridd, manmike
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Anna
crag to our self on wonderful day, in the shade till late so didnt get fried
lithos - Lead - 22/May/10 with julie
Have waited 20 years since hearing about this climb to finaly get round to doing it.
Russell Lovett - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with alan taylor
melonmike - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Matt Roper, Franco
Be bold and climb the outside, awesome route!!
alexrafferty1986 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with David Bishop
waited a year to lead this, windy, a true classic
ritid - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with martin race
Andy Graham - Solo rpt - 2010
Set off about 8pm with head torches - awesome fun. Not too cold either ;)
markfairbank - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/09 with Ian Moore, Mick D
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09
dan stead - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Chris
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/09
Mountain Llama - 2nd - 15/Jul/09 with Andy & Harry
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/09 with Carmen
On Lewis's stag do. meant to do two days before but forgot guide so went to wrong place. Absolutely superb. In honest opinion a contender for best VS in Yorkshire.
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Dom and Lewis
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/09
jonka - 2nd - Jun/09 with sean
jason - 06/May/09 with manmike
manmike - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Jason
SidekickDan - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Tom Hart
Fehkin' Freezing and my rucksack fell the entire cliffe height... Camera and sandwich were OK!
Dave Warburton - 2nd rpt - 16/Nov/08 with Franco Cookson
Has taken me ages to get on this Classic. I made the most of it (in more ways than one) and considered a Solo with Franco, but we had to have someone taking the photos so i decided against it ;-)
Dave Warburton - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Franco Cookson
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo - 05/Oct/08 with David Warburton
Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/08
IanJackson - 2nd - 09/Jul/08 with FRANCO COOKSON
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead - 09/Jul/08 with Ian Jackson
IanJackson - 2nd - 05/Jul/08 with Big Ian
Skinny Kin - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Piotr Bamberski
Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/08
jonka - 2nd - Jun/08 with degs
As good a route as ever
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 13/May/08 with Carmen
pebbles - Lead - 13/May/08 with peter evans
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/08
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07
IanJackson - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/07 with Robeverybody
As enjoyable as ever
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 22/May/07 with Carmen
Will Smith - 2nd rpt - 22/May/07 with Peter Evans
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/07
Brown - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Beth
Positive holds just where you want them (actually virtually everywhere on the whole climb), goes through steep territory without being pumpy, fantastic location. Top climb.
MeMeMe - 2nd - 27/Aug/06 with Andy
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06 with Robeverybody
Will Smith - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/06 with Simon and Carmen
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/06 with Carmen and Will
ben lead, took an hour but he hasnt climbed in a while. brilliant climb a true classic
rob askew - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with ben
Needed to warm up some how..
IanJackson - 2nd β - 03/Jun/06 with Robeverybody
Frist taste of whitestone, and wished i had brought more slings
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 31/May/06 with Luke Hunt
fifth - Lead O/S - 2006
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/05 with Carmen
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - May/05 with Jen Dargue
snowy owl - 2nd - 02/Apr/05 with Chris Harrison
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005
Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/04 with Carmen
GPN - 2nd - Jul/04 with Jamie Moss
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/03 with Carmen
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - Jun/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/02
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 2002
Hidden - Lead - 2002
bullybones - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/99
andybirtwistle - Lead - 11/Jul/99
with a ropeman
Pete Pozman - Solo - 18/Oct/98
barryjacks - 2nd - 17/Oct/98 with Andrew Maddison
Roget - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/98 with jim
A 35th birthday present to myself!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/98
to retrieve gear, as the second couldn't follow
Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 05/Sep/98
the abmmc - 2nd - 1998 with Karl Rowe
Robinl100 - Lead O/S - Aug/96 with Paddy Muir
Hidden - TR rpt - 06/Apr/96
Hidden - 1996
tracyclimber - 2nd - 21/Aug/95
This climb has the sort of holds you think are only found on climbing walls.
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/94 with Glynis
Backed off from the cave near the bottom
Simon Caldwell - Lead dnf - Jun/93 with Martin
Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/92 with Debbie Wilkinson
malc - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/92 with AP
Hidden - 2nd - Apr/91
RichardMc - Lead O/S - 06/May/90 with Betty Cubby
Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/89
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/88
lithos - Lead - 1988 with mark planner, jw + all sorts
Richard White - 1988
kato'sdad - Lead - 1988 with AndyDevine
Moses - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/87
Led this a couple of times before. This time the crag was shrouded in dense mist and, on the upper part of the route, we could have been in the Dolomites - hugely atmospheric. A brilliant route but not for the faint-hearted; certainly not at Hard Severe: definitely feels VS.
allmag - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/87
babymoac - Lead - 20/Apr/87 with MTW
Hidden - Lead - Nov/86
Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/85 with John Byrne
Hidden - 2nd - 1982
Chris Craggs - 1980
Hidden - 2nd - Apr/79
Hidden - Lead - 1976
A bit stiff for Hard Severe
mikej - Lead - 29/Apr/74 with E
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 11/Jul/71