The Grooves*** E1 5b
[first pitch of the grooves, 2 kb]116m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Three exacting long pitches giving tremendous climbing.
1) 5b, 40m. Climb easily up to the roof then gain the groove. Follow this to a ledge then climb the wall above and left to a large ledge.
2) 5b, 45m. Head up easily behind the belay and get stood on the pinnacle. Follow the continuation groove above to a ledge. A wall leads to another ledge.
3) 5b, 35m. Gain a left-slanting ledge above and traverse left to the second groove. Follow this to easier ground and the top. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 364 logbooks, and on 113 wishlists.

lead P1 and alt P3 quite alot of jamming/thrutching on p2 but still ace climbing, had been meaning to do it for a while so was nice to finally get it done.
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/15 with benkelsey

P2. Quality route and it was even dry! Finished up overhanging arete wih very cold fingers.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Shaun Humphreys

First and third pitches, very traditional! Felt ruddy hard, bone dry though! Take lots of bigger cams, hexes and large nuts
joe.91 - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/15 with David Kay

David Kay - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/15 with Joe Dobson

Awesome climbing, great rock. P3 is the most exciting.
Adam Hill - 2nd - 11/Sep/15 with Simon

Lead p2. Probably the best E1 i've ever done.
The_Boy_ODwyer - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/15 with Robert Canavan

Probably the worst E1 I've ever done.
samwillo - Lead - 23/Jun/15 with Marianne Lalli

well it was trad, so nothing spectacular just akward moves
manfred - AltLd - 23/Jun/15 with Sam Williams

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15

dswansonlow - Lead rpt - 16/May/15 with Claire

Cold. Cold. Cold
clairejane - 2nd - Mar/15

phil64 - Lead - 2015

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14

KKilroy - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/14 with bradley

Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with frank ramsay

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with Roger Chaldecott

Led pitches 1 and 3. Fantastic climb.
LJKing - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Paul Clarkson

Had to Ground Up my lead on p.2. Pitch clean on second attempt.
Stopsy - AltLd RP - 12/Sep/14 with Henry

p1 and 3
HAJ Francis - AltLd O/S - Sep/14

Danger backed out, first multi pick e1 on my lonesome
rbharries - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14 with Bridger

Second to Rhys. A thugish climb.
erbridger - 2nd - 29/Jul/14

ellis - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Dave Sykes

Traditional! Probably should've done the arete finish
davesykes - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with Ellis

Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Halla

Callum_Johnson - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Uisdean

ned_85 - AltLd - 22/Jul/14 with Didrik Kristiansen

Very satisfying route. Learnt a lot leading second pitch. Tough E1 5b.
Motown - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Richard

Fulfilled a long-held ambition. Worth every penny!
HB1 - AltLd - 10/Jul/14 with WC

Lead p2, superb sustained and really hard. Wouldn't argue with soft e2. Brilliant climbing, Rachel finished up the overhanging arete
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with Rachel Slater

Lead pitch one then the arete finish.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/14 with James Oswald

wi11 - AltLd rpt - 30/Jun/14 with Helen G

led 2nd pitch.. lovely all the way.
Helen Gibson - AltLd - 30/Jun/14 with Will Hardy

Superb! I think it ended up with each of us leading the right pitches for us! Lead P2 with the mega jamming corner crack
Jack93 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Jim Hulbert

P1 and 3. What a route! First pitch was amazing, glad Jack got the second as it involved jamming and the third was properly steep but very juggy. I'll be back for the E2 finish.
spidermonkey09 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Jack Knight

P1+3, so Alex got the tough one. : )
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with AlexD

led 2nd pitch, bit of a struggle, excellent gear though!
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Ed

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with KM

Wevcore - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Rich

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Kev Brown

P1 and P3. Probably the best E1 I've done.
GPN - AltLd - 22/Jun/14 with Misha

Misha - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with George

Superb tiring climb.
chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with rich

Patu - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/14 with Nicolas

richardr - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Chris Wyatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/14

wi11 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Will S

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 19/Jun/14 with Luke

james1978 - AltLd - 17/Jun/14 with pam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14

Pitch 2, old school crack udging, nice route though.
Brannock - AltLd - 14/Jun/14

guy757 - 14/Jun/14

Without a doubt a classic of the country,(4 star rating if it was in Scotland) 3 pitches all 5b, all sustained, all differing in character and every pitch E1. As it shook down in the end the ideal person got each pitch to lead. Top day out lads
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths

Unremitting. Very good.
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Dom, Adam

Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with John Brannock

just brilliant.
Dom Whillans - AltLd - 14/Jun/14 with Adam and Neil

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14

Classic thrutch'n'thrash. Great exposure at the top, led P1 & P3.
adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14

Led pitches 1 and 3 as Max won the coin toss for pitch 2. Great sustained route but never too difficult and with brilliant protection throughout. I think if you can jam it is very easy to find good rest points even on pitch 2.
gavinpeach - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Max Pendleton

Dear god, this route doesn't give you a break, thought it deserved E2 cause of how sustained it is. Need to get better at jamming since i got very scared on p2.
zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Joe Innes

Joe Innes - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Jamie Roberts

jcw - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Si - 2014

Tim Sparrow - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - 2014

James Thacker - 2014

lead the second pitch. ollie did the overhanging arete pitch to finish but ropes got jammed on second had to sit on some gear. the grooves is mega hard!
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 2014

Led P2
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Ben

Brilliant! got P2, lots of nice jams and bomber gear. All nice and dry.
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13

Had a look at Overhanging Arete but the corner was dripping and green. Led P1,3
harold walmsley - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/13 with Colin Struthers

robgixer - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

Led all pitches. An amazing climb, P2 seems to never stop wanting to spit you off! Final pitch is fantastic one of the best pitches I've climbed.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with davenev

This took everything I had just to get up it - P2 is so sustained
davenev - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with luke

Just superb! Led P2 which felt pretty sustained, definitely upper end of E1.
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Maria

Utterly brilliant, one of the best routes I've ever done. First pitch is amazing, the thrutch through the overhang was thankfully dry, rest of pitch incredible jug pulling, stemming and bomber gear. 2nd pitch more sustained. 3rd pitch a nice short, sharp finale.
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Julie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

RD P2 - best climb todate
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Alison Cairns

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Superb. An imposing line with continuously challenging climbing and a thrillingly positioned finish. Fought my way up the full-on P2: excellent sustained jamming. One of the very best E1's I've done
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tim

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Sarah

Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Ben Ryle

Epic. Glorious day. Welsh Paradise
BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Dan

An amazing evenings route
sheelba - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/13

dswansonlow - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Darren McMaster

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/13

Totally fantastic but quite hard. Colin led first and third.
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Colin

Nice route, even if a bit damp still despite all the good weather. Felt quite hard for the grade; middle pitch was quite awkward and sustained and the exposure on the last pitch was a bit of a shock! I led the middle pitch. Walk in was ridiculously hot and sweaty and took much longer than the guidebook time!
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low

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

Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

ian caton - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Abi

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Ian

NickJH - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with LiamG

Dan Mckinlay - Jun/13

With Vic Belshaw
steveboote - Lead - Jun/13 with Vic Belshaw

Aided pitch 2.
Palindrome - 2nd - 26/May/13

stuaart - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Sandra McCabe, Neil Redgrave

Samuel Wainwright - AltLd O/S - 02/May/13 with Rafe Osborne

The best! Tried the overhanging arete but was pretty goosed by that point and the exposure blew my mind! Props to Sam for being a true gentleman on this one and giving us the final pitch as well.
UncleMephisto - AltLd O/S - 02/May/13 with Sam Wainwright

Hidden - Apr/13

Andy Chadwick - 2013

Very good ... have to do again with friction turned on! Rather green. One silly slip extending gear ... the lichen got me! E2 alternate finish.
Dizz - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with megan, David B

Longsufferingropeholder - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/12

jamesturnbull - AltLd - Aug/12 with aiden

Top quality climb! It started raining on the P3, which made the "easy" ground at the top not so easy.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Pete Atkinson

Led P2 and finished up overhanging arete. Amazing.
McGuinness - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Dafydd

Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Sion McGuinnes

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/May/12

Pitch 2
Lenny - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Pete

Hidden - AltLd - May/12

efrance24234 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12

Captain Gear - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

Led p1 & finished up The Overhanging ArÍte.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2012 with OffshoreAndy

Hidden - 2012

JonG - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Cant remember the date. I did 1st and 2nd pitch. It was very wet. I remember on the 1st pitch, water from the holds running down my arms in my sleeves as far as my elbows.
Adam Potter - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Sari

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Stone Idle - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Led p1 and p3, awesome mountain route. Full on from start to finish. Pitch 2 felt soild for 5b tho...
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Ben Reinsch

Amazing route, led P2 :D
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Noodles

Led pitch 2. Brilliant route. Pitch 2 sustained and hard. Pitch 3 awesome.
ianjfsutcliffe - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Courty

Led P1 and P3
M_W_Court - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with ian sutcliffe

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/11

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with GF

Finished up hanging arete! Amazing
al99 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Andrew Bitmead

2nd pitch was running with water which made climbing difficult, but the exposure on the 3rd pitch was well worth all the effort - superb!
deejmonkey - Lead - 26/Jun/11 with Tom

tomparrott - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with DJ

olly_davey - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/11

probably my best multi pitch. i did 2nd pitch which was for sure the hardest of the 3. every pitch was very sustained fun :)
vertically_challenged - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11

ben360 - Jun/11

Diggler - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Craig w, Buddle

rockjedi - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Mike, Mark Dempsey

Led pitches 2 & 3. Good but certainly not the best E1 in Wales
cem - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Dave Amos

Well worth its uber-classic status
david morse - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with lole

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 20/Apr/11 with Dad

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with dan ely

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with tim

I tried to lead p2, which is nails! Then backed off, Mike lead it but fell and the I fell trying to get the nut which heald the fall. Couldn't get it out at all. Other 2 pitches clean. I reckon p2 is more like 5c than 5b.
Ceridwen - 2nd - 18/Apr/11 with Uber Mike

Hidden - 2011

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centurion05 - 2011

JEP - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

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PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

pasbury - 2011

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Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/10

Led P2. Superb climb.
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Graeme Hammond

really something special, great rock/gear/belays and probably almost perfect conditions. 3 equally amazing pitches!! led pitches 1 & 3
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Jim

mikeyjbs - AltLd β - 26/Jun/10

Alex T (RAFMA) - AltLd - 17/Jun/10

Alex T (RAFMA) - AltLd - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Graham Charman

Graham C - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Marti

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with CarolineH

CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10

London Luke - AltLd O/S - Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Ace!! Pitch 2 is brilliant.
Chubbard - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with C Godfrey

Cracking route, sustained, great position.
DuncanR - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Scott Mckenzie

Hidden - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Dave Rumney - 2010 with Tanya Milner

Hidden - 2010

soph - 2010

DanH9883 - Lead - 2010 with Gareth Hobson

led first and last pitches tom took a bit if a fall on the second pitch at the crux P2 proper hard if u dont like jamming! i also had to rest on the rope on crux pitch to remove a stuck cam
Duncan Campbell - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with tom parker

Greasy, sustained, exposed, amazing! fell off the crux on pitch 2 due to grease but got up it next go.
Tomprusk - AltLd dog - 17/Oct/09 with Duncan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09

Wet wet wet!
Adam Booth - 12/Sep/09 with Roel

P1,P2,P3 ! knackered at top, well protected but sustained esp P2.
lithos - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with cookie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/09

Epic. Super classic (climbed with E2 arete finish). Pitch 2 is amazingespecially in trainers. Whillans and Brown are demi-gods.
Cassidy - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Robin, Jules, Graham, Will

billb - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with jbvulliamy

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Got to be one of the best route of it`s grade i`ve done ! Very satisfying indeed !
mr mills - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Katy F

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/08

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd dog - Jun/08

climbed as a three
barni - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08 with Liam fleming

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Marcus - 2008

Nicos - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with rich mansfield

What a route!
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07 with Tim Evans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/07

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 10/Aug/07 with Mark Stevenson

Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Haggis Harris

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07

Led pitch 2
OffshoreAndy - AltLd - 05/Jun/07 with UKC Dan

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07

Done via hanging arÍte
sebrider - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Roby Rudolf

IOAN D - Lead O/S - 04/May/07 with rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

Scott lead P1,P3. Then in my infinite wisdom i decided the route went up P4 of "sunday school outing E4 6a" after resting on the "dubious peg" i actually manage the moves "in a position of tremendous exposure" and then bolted for the summit!! Belayer not very happy with me. Then we went to the pub :-)
brian watson - AltLd dog - 23/Sep/06 with scott titt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/06

chris j - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/06 with Ben Bradford

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Jul/06

tom.e - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Charlie Everett

Hidden - AltLd - May/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

a_radiohead_fan - 2005

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Mike Grant

with Alys and sion cold may bh should of been on the S side!
alasdair19 - 2005

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/03

kp64zl - Lead - Jun/03 with Chris Imray

nickdonohue - AltLd - Jun/03 with Jim Barradale

Led this route 3 times. Circa '94 (Duncan),'00 (Cedric)and '03 (Martyn). Have led all the pitches clean but struggled with the last pitch the last two times which in spite of originally being given a 5a grade seems the hardest to me. Never any trouble with the others.
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/03 with Cedric Favre, Duncan Frisch, Martin Peters

Coel Hellier - AltLd - 2003

andyblain - Lead O/S - Jul/01

Hidden - Aug/00

Mark Riley - AltLd - Jul/00 with Stuart Greenall

WB - AltLd - 09/May/00 with Paul

bullybones - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

dickypips - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/99 with john richards

Neil Ireson - AltLd - 1999 with Pete M

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1999

ian caton - AltLd - 1998 with Andy

phardman - 20/Jul/97

tlr - AltLd - 18/May/97 with Richard

Hidden - AltLd - 1997

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/96

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96 with Roy Thomas

The best route on this side of the Pass. Very sustained at the grade. Finished up the Overhanging Arete!
Sean Kelly - Jun/96 with Keith Bolton

Hidden - AltLd - 1996

D Tempest - AltLd - 06/Aug/95 with Rick

Chris Ellis - AltLd - 04/Aug/95 with Louise Pellett

IanGilbertJones - AltLd O/S - 07/May/95

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

richparry - 1995

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Cowflinger - AltLd - 24/Jul/94 with John Williams

shoulders - Lead - 24/Jul/94 with chrisevans

shoulders - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/94 with chrisevans

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 07/Jul/94 with Robert Durran

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/94

Hugh finished up overhanging arete
Andy Edgar - AltLd O/S - 1993

MikeYouCanClimb - Lead - 17/Jun/90 with Graham Evans

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/90 with Ray ?

surfbish - Lead O/S - May/90

philhilo - 1990

philhilo - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/89

Grezza - AltLd O/S - Aug/89

led 1st and 3rd pitches
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/89 with pete roberts

It was all dry. The first pitch buldge, which I would imagine would be a nightmare if damp, was fine. I climbed up, placed to nuts and climbed down, to rest and psyc up. As it happened the rep was bigger than the route and I powered through the bulge and above. Took the easier finish, the arete looks wild!
BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/89 with Alan Lilley (Thug)

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/89

Mike Owen - 2nd rpt - 25/Jun/88 with Elaine Owen

mark-abz - Lead - 18/Jun/88 with Phil R

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/88

andy gittins - 1988

ChrisJD - AltLd - 05/Jul/87

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - May/87 with Smokin Dick

Climbed six times as it's so good! April 1987 with Owain Jones, May 1987 with Simon Rose, April 1988 with Karl Strange, Oct 1988 with Ian Henderson, May 1990 with Mark Wickenden and 1996 with Ellie Roddick - all with Overhanging Arete finish
Nick Biven - AltLd - Apr/87 with Owain Jones

Started up to crag at 5.30am after bivvying at road side.
eroica64 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/86 with John Graeme

led 1st and 3rd pitches
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/86 with steve ward

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

Nigel Bond - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/83 with Dave

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Merv Dudley

andybirtwistle - AltLd - 05/Aug/82 with Ian Kyle

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/82 with Ian Milne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/82

I had seconded the route with the overhanging arete finish behind Pete Allison about 1965. Did with several partners since where I led all
uphillnow - Lead - Aug/80 with John Robinson

babymoac - AltLd - 06/Jul/80 with MTW

TonyF - Lead O/S - Jun/80 with Paul Harrison

Hidden - Lead - May/80

Hammy - AltLd - 28/Apr/80 with Rob Lawson

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - AltLd - 1980

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/79

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/79

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/79

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1979

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1979 with Mike Wright

Chris Terrey - AltLd - 15/Jul/78 with Gerry Dunford

mike mo - Lead - Jun/78

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1978

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/77

GeoffG - AltLd - 08/Jul/77 with tony bowker

GeoffG - AltLd - Jul/77 with tony bowker

tapley - AltLd - 08/Aug/76 with John Sumner

Mike Owen - 27/Jun/76 with John Roberts

steve L - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/76 with sharpie

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/76

Marcus - 1976

Swung leads with Bill. I led 1, 3, and 4a, the Overhanging Arete
Falko - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/75 with Roger Edwards, Bill Briggs

granitbahn - AltLd - 1975

Tom V - AltLd - May/73 with Kev Graham

Tony Holdsworth - 01/Jan/70

mikej - AltLd - 13/Jun/68 with Geoff Williams

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/68

Found the first bit getting into the groove the hardest, after that fairly straightforward. John worried about giving me protection on both pitch 2 and 3 so we escaped up Green Caterpillar. I led the slab pitch because John reckoned I was good on crap rock and grass.
oldmanofmow - 2nd - 28/Aug/64

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Total votes cast 189
hard E20 of 64
E20 of 64
easy E20 of 64
hard E139 of 64
E123 of 64
easy E12 of 64
hard HVS0 of 64
HVS0 of 64
easy HVS0 of 64
hard 5c0 of 65
5c1 of 65
easy 5c1 of 65
hard 5b19 of 65
5b43 of 65
easy 5b1 of 65
hard 5a0 of 65
5a0 of 65
easy 5a0 of 65
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Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat
Clean RP