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Central Rib Route III*** VD

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Samuel Cox - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/14

A Central Rib mash up with the Severe corner on Pitch 2 and the VS pitch 4 to finish!
BALD EAGLE - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with Neil McEwan

With GMC
BHound - AltLd - 01/Jun/14 with GMC

smargerison - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Claire

Took I route a lot of the way.
cvsephton - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 15/Apr/14

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/14

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/14

gregclarke - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Ben

pasbury - 2014

Seconded P1, abseiled off due to darkness... With Sketchy Will
BStar - 2nd dnf - 30/Nov/13 with Will Dean

got half way up P1 to peg then abseiled off as it was getting dark (spent ages trying and failing to do S start before giving up and going on the VD). Decided wanted gear back so went back up, lead whole pitch to the tree and ab'd off in the dark. Quite amusing in hindsight.
wjcdean - Lead dnf - 30/Nov/13 with Adam Bird

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Led P1 and abbed off from there.
AndyMcCoy - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/13 with Michelle

Prof. Outdoors - AltLd - 18/Aug/13 with Alice

enjoyable route
Babika - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Bill Thurston

ToastUK - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with JB

Alan's first VDiff.
Mayaculpa - Lead - 15/Jul/13 with Alan Thorne

Psychlane - AltLd - 28/Jun/13 with Jon

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/13

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Vienna

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Apr/13

did pitch 1 of VD then changed to S for the last pitches
MarkCunnington - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Gemma Gill, Jon Gill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/13

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

rhysjones932 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Dan Vaj - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Neil Prickett

NeilPrickett - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Dan Vaj

Easy solo back up after picking up bags.
robthered - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12

Great climb led first and second pitch, best pitches then jan led through on third! Changed to central rib route 2! Vs finish and great climb!
jaycloth16 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Jan Matthews

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/12

Seemed about as hard as CRR I...
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack

rickstaylor - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Ian

Scotsken - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Matt Ray

Lead pitch 1 and 3
Jones_d - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with Jamie Bomber

Would have got there but ran out of time!
Theantoff - Lead dnf - 25/Mar/12 with Gemma Gill, Leanne Stanley

lead the first and third pitch. Exceedingly cold day, but a beautiful climb none the less.
arp2600 - AltLd O/S - 17/Dec/11 with sam kellett

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/11

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/11 with robin

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Oct/11

decided to do this as party of 4 ahead on CRR 1
Babika - Lead - 02/Oct/11 with Paul Callaghan

Last Climb of a fantsatic day. Nothing Hard as recovering from elbow problems. 27 degrees in October, dry and aslo with some shade; what could be better than climbing in this brilliant and pictueresque venue.
twodada - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Rosi

pete3685 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - Sep/11

Not bad, but correctly demoted to 1 star in the new guide.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Andy B

dvincen6 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Lucy

Great day out climbing with old, dear friend. Ace.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with Richard

tcn_2002 - Lead - 30/Jun/11

I led pitch 1 & 4, Charlie 2 & 3 run together. We were climbing at the same time as another pair, so wandered all over the place to avoid them and probably didn't do much of the route. Nice and straightforward.
Hooo - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Charlie

mikeydee135 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11

David Qualtrough - Apr/11

Theantoff - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11

Rain resulted in abseil retreat on pitch-2
dvincen6 - Lead dnf - 27/Feb/11 with Lucy

saintlade - 2011

Dave Toseland - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 09/Aug/10 with chrissy

chrissy - AltLd - 08/Aug/10 with Mo

tom_holdsworth - Lead - 18/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10

trevor macalonan - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Tim

timharrison - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Trevor Macalonan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/10

Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 12/May/10 with Jason Balman

stevez - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with John Willson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10

Phil PBC - 2010

Did something a bit like this but off around the right a little, next to jonny and dave who were on it. odd pitches led.
ebunick - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Chris C

iskra2000 - Lead - 23/Aug/09 with Clare Downie

Led novice
Ben Griffiths - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/09 with Harry Gooch

Jo climbed as well
Dassie - Lead β - 15/Aug/09 with Rock Dog, Joanne

Rock Dog - 2nd - 15/Aug/09 with Dassie

jonnyhawkins1 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with charlie beard

cbeard - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Jonny Hawkins

2 tricky moves, but steep and atmospheric
wilf - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/09 with nick f

benparratt - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

Sams first outdoor climb I lead all 3 pitches, 1st pitch (S), second VD (giant stair case), Added VS last last pitch
Jonathan Storey - Lead RP - 27/Jun/09 with Sam

Erwin - 2nd - 19/Jun/09 with Darren

climbingxcat - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Alex and Rob

chubbyclimber - 04/May/09 with Dave

five - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with TW

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

kurtz31 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Jason Lee

MD - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with Purple Roni

SC - 21/Mar/09 with mike kann

GRD - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with James Heptonstall

Jamboli - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Simon Palmer

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/Feb/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/09

james.lane - 2009

FayeG - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/08 with Netty

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/08

ron244 - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/08 with Lou and Anth

Lovely climbing, great gear.
FayeG - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Netty

Lost!
Lewis Storey - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with JH

Climb was dripping wet in places. Had to tread a little carefully on the slab. Opted for the 'VS 5a' final pitch. No way it is VS 5a though! More like HS 4b. Pitch 1 on the VS is far harder, and would probably merit 5a.
Chris Sansum - Solo β - 17/Aug/08

Chris Sansum - Solo β - 03/Aug/08

jonnyhawkins1 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with zachary "belay master" lowther

Great end to the day. I led P1/3, C led 2/4.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 20/Jul/08 with Carmen

ron244 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Louise Wolfenden

Luke Marsden - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Jonathan Plumridge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08

gibbo38 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with brian

naughtybadboy - AltLd - 15/Jun/08

KarlH - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Gemma

Zygoticgema - 2nd - 08/Jun/08 with KarlH

Dan B - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Bev

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/08

Alistair Everett - 2nd - 02/Jun/08 with Haggis Harris

simonf - AltLd rpt - 13/May/08 with Mike

Ing - AltLd - 11/May/08 with Hal

martin one - AltLd - 11/May/08 with Ian Tingley

Seem to have a mental block with this route - always get stuck at the arete on the start of the second pitch!
halhorner - AltLd - 10/May/08 with Ingrid Ferguson

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/08 with Paul Murphy

jonnyhawkins1 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/08 with rodger

deano - AltLd - 01/Mar/08 with tunnel morgan

Did this as a roped solo to try out the technique. Worked fine, although time-consuming (took 3.5 hours for the four pitches), as the technique involves climbing the pitch, abbing while cleaning the gear, then climbing the pitch a 2nd time. Took a more or less direct line, following the severe corner on pitch 2, and climbing up the borehole on pitch 4.
Chris Sansum - Solo β - 02/Feb/08

mike kann - 2008

Billg - Lead - 2008 with Sophie Gregory

Ran p2+3 together
DafSWMC - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Kevin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/07

tomrowan - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Chris Harding

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Andy White

Andy White - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Jim Slater

Ben Griffiths - 2nd O/S - Jul/07

First visit to Wintours
pzkeeper - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Phil

plaz - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/07 with Paul

halhorner - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with Rob Coleman

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead β - 20/May/07

mattf77 - Lead - May/07

Ian Archer - 2nd β - 29/Apr/07 with Jodie Munks

Mark Walter - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Jon Bleiker

4 pitches, 220ft, VD. I lead the climb, starting on the VDiff and slowly wandered off route, probably only CRR1 (Severe). A little polished, but a bit easy otherwise.
flatcap - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/07 with Jamie

end of a busy day! was going to lead some pitches but tired so seconded happily.
nikinko - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Mike (instructing)

poey50 - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Rowan15

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/07

Karlos - 2nd - 01/Apr/07 with Sandra

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/07

cas54321 - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Mike

Hidden - 2007

good views... very "ledgy"
JackMountains - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Lucy Bailey

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06 with John Robb

Bigedthehead - AltLd - Aug/06 with Pete Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

RachyH - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Dave

Adderbury Climber - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Roger Chamberlain

Did the VDiff version
simonw1 - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/06 with Allan Watson

dan gibson - 2006

Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 2006

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 2006 with Matt Frank

markfromstoke - 2006

Led pitches 2 and 4
dpmUK - AltLd rpt - 17/Dec/05 with Cider Nut

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/05 with Jayne

bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/05 with Clare

Guide only claims it to be a VD. Polished on the first pitch.
localboy - Lead - 20/Aug/05 with Clare D

Mark Salter - 09/Aug/05

Tim W - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/05 with Mairi Nelson

FrankW - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05 with Laura

upontop - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Trevor

Nigel Coe - Lead - 15/May/05 with Dave Clilverd

Climbed with Moony while at Shriv
kenneM - AltLd - May/05 with Moony

My first multi-pitch route. My memory is a bit hazy, but I'm reasonably certain this is the one we did.
JdotP - 2nd O/S - Mar/05 with Mike Johnston

Si dH - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/05 with Alison Ingleby

tom_holdsworth - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/04 with Mike Kennedy

deano - AltLd - 10/Oct/04 with simon randall

MikeC59 - Lead - 02/Oct/04

Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/04

Zoomer - Lead - 26/May/04 with Huw Richards

4 pitches.
Will Gordon - Solo O/S - Feb/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Nigel Coe - 17/Aug/03 with John Willson

SteveM - Lead - 03/Aug/03 with Bekhs

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 10/Jul/03

furry - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/03 with Caz

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/03

Piers Harley - AltLd - Apr/03 with Graham Hewing-Powell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/03

Spacetourist - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Ed Heslam

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/02

mikej - Lead - 23/Mar/02 with Rob Ayrton

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Mar/02

Pitch 1 of this climb is superb and in my mind is atleast a 2 star pitch. Giving this climb 1 star seems rather tight!
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/01

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/01

Duncan and Andy did Central Rib Route I.
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/01 with DG

Sam and will - 2nd - 23/Jul/00 with Anthony Bennett

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Apr/00 with Bobby G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jan/00

alan moore - 2000

Lead pitches 2 & 4.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/98 with David Jupp

Lead the first pitch.
Rob Oram - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/98 with Tom Asbridge

Lead pitches 1 & 4
MartinN - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/98

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Oct/97

Substituted the last pitch for the last pitch of Central Rib Route I (S 4a)
rachm2004 - 2nd - 14/Jun/97 with Tim M

simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 1996 with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith

jim_randell - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/95 with DG, DR

steve taylor - 1995

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/94 with DR, NC

Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/93 with Ben

Hidden - Lead - 01/Feb/93

First climb with WMC one evening long ago. DOme nay times since. Hardish because of polish.
jmr - 2nd - 1993 with Robin Pearce

Hidden - 1993

mikej - AltLd - 10/Oct/92 with Keith Edwards

strapless - 08/Sep/91

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Apr/91 with Debbie Wilkinson

James Moyle - AltLd O/S - Mar/91 with J. Elliott

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - Apr/90

JohnHutch - 23/Feb/90

ferret newman - Lead - Aug/89

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Mar/89

Iain Thow - AltLd - 19/Feb/88 with Phil Moorey

This is the VDiff route, not severe as given here.
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jul/86

DDDD - AltLd - 31/Aug/85

Also with Jude in '85. The severe version is far better
JamieAyres - AltLd O/S - Sep/84 with Nigel Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/83

leland stamper - Solo - 1983

Glos Mountaineering Club
Richard Weller - 2nd - Apr/79 with Chris Tudge

Tim Sparrow - 1979 with Richard Brooke

Bolt Phobia - 14/Jul/74

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Style of ascent

Soloed12 of 233 (5.2%)
Lead81 of 233 (34.8%)
Followed35 of 233 (15.0%)
Alt Leads79 of 233 (33.9%)
Unknown26 of 233 (11.2%)

'Climbed'97 of 233 (41.6%)
clean O/S110 of 233 (47.2%)
clean β7 of 233 (3.0%)
clean rpt13 of 233 (5.6%)
clean RP1 of 233 (0.4%)
dnf5 of 233 (2.1%)