Always wondered about this one, in the end it was less of a thrutch than I expected. Small crimps and bridges avoided being stuck in the crack but the gear was limited and it is certainly a tough VS. The scramble up to the ridge was loose and longer than described in the guidebook. View...http://youtu.be/4I_vuqHySLgcaradoc - AltLd - 18/May/14 with Matt H.
Lead P1 + 2 linked, with very limited big gear. A good, old fashioned thrutchy fight from the 1920s!
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Jonny Hawkins
traumatic - full of slime and none of my gear fit when needed. Credit to the first ascentionist!
*TOP TIP* Bring scissors/knife, the chockstone belay is full of decades old tat and you can't get a sling through it-removing the old stuff would be a big help to everyone!
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Steve Keys
Hidden - 2012
Take boots and climbing shoes and two big cams
pryan300 - AltLd dog - 14/Jul/11 with T-Bone
Linked up with Crib Goch and Snowdon summits. Good day out. Route hard for VS.
demarcation86 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Paul
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11
SANDBAG. Bring some big kit (#4 cam). More like E1 5a
david morse - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with lole
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
By far the hardest VS I've ever done and I usually really like cracks! I've done easier E1's!
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Chris James
thompson1000 - AltLd - 22/Sep/08
SaraKaikk - 2nd - 20/Sep/08 with James Rushforth
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08
tumbling wizard - Jun/08
Sean Kelly - 2008
PYB Touching Stone.
simon geering - TR dog - 28/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/07
Need big boots!
Tom Vivian - AltLd - 17/Jun/06
ferret newman - 2nd - 01/Jul/92 with The Blacks Camping Crew (Reading) , 1989-1991
nigehughes - Lead - Aug/88 with Steve Law
babymoac - AltLd - 05/Jul/87 with Chris B
Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/87
mikej - Lead - 27/Jun/79 with Tony Waite
Brian Wilderspin - Lead - Jun/77 with Brian Wallis