Lead pitch 1 and 2 as one. Bit of a sandbag, hard moves and little gear. Surprisingly the wide crack yields not to groveling, but technical bridging and jamming. Done after Main Wall due to congestion on the easier routes. First ascent 1927? Top effort!GermanAlex - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14
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_vuqHySLg
caradoc - 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