seconding this gave me the confidence to lead route 1 . happy to do it clean less bold than expected. nice work jacko
JamesWilliams - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/14 with Jack Lawledge
Hidden - Lead β - 26/Jun/14
Never very hard but I wound't like to fall off the slab!
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Anna Gilyeat
Amazing rock, slab felt like a gritstone solo. from the thread to the top felt great and relatively easy, confidence high.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Liam P, oli, 5c Steve
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13
Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Gareth E
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with sam read
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13
ellis - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Alan Willoner
Fantastic boldtastic! Good climbing throughout, a bit of a shame about the two ledges but I guess they add a spice if you come off. Technical but not strenuous and not that hard for 5c but sustained and requires focus. The gearless slab to get to the gear is E3 5b, do not fall! Relieved to find a good cam in an undercut pocket round the arete, also had an ok number 1 nut and a poor friend there - on the whole, a good cluster of gear to protect to moves to the thread. Mild E3 5c for that bit. The thread is manky but it was easy enough to add my own. Jugtastic from the thread to the ledge, then interest is maintained on the final steepening to the belay. Midged on the belay! Just did SWR1 and this as only left Birmingham at noon, so left Idwal Cottage around 3.45pm and back at 10pm, not bad for an evening's work! Scorching blue sky day so this was a good crag to go to, it was just about warm enough to climb comfortably (in fact got cold fingers on the start of SWR1).
Misha - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Ed
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Misha
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/13
Brand new shoes ensured foot agony and clumsiness, so not a pleasnat ascent despite the classic status. Dirty/damp. Can understand the grade disparity - should 2 grades above the norm for technical 5c (E2) equal chop route or merely serious? Felt E4 to me, but not a chop route.
zero six - Lead O/S - May/12
Nick Sillem - 2012
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11
robinsi197 - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Nick
Awesome, terrifying. Felt unsure at the bottom but a bit of a verbal push from Mason spurred me on. Hard moves above potentially poor, small RPs feels like top-end E3/bottom end E4, Not a great deal of hard 5c but quite a bit of easy 5c/hard 5b in serious positions. Chalked up from an ascent earlier that day and a bit of knowledge on where to go from Mase, but OS apart from that. Brilliant climbing on the pocketed wall above the thread. My ascent of the year so far? Psyched!
Duncan Campbell - Lead β - 25/Jul/11 with Mason
I thought it was E4 and I was only seconding it!
zukator - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/11 with Owain
Awesome route.As said before climbing is steady,but sustained and pretty run out in places.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Dad
Hidden - 2011
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011
Hidden - 2011
GeoffG - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
pasbury - 2011
phil64 - 2011
HamishD - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Alex
akhughes - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Jonnie Stocking
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10
Definitive E4 5c. Very sustained and bold in the first half. Absolutely awesome route.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Laura Perry
James Mann - 2010
frost - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09 with D Almond
Dave Almond - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with Simon Frost
Awesome! great to finally do the classic that i've wanted to do for years. Ever isnce seeing the pic in the P. Williams guise and feeling gripped just looking at it. Can understand Nic and popp soloing it, relatively steady. brilliant route.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 25/May/09
Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Ed Booth
barni - 2nd - 20/Sep/08 with Cal
felt serious (would be if you fluffed it) but climbing is straightforward. nice, technical moves into the groove with a jug fest above the thread and some very nice pockets on upper corner
ksjs - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with jo
datoon - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with K & RT
tuftynick - 2008
jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2008 with Wez
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - 2008 with Al Leary
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Mills
Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with Fiend
Ian McNeill - 2006
mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - Jul/05 with simon witcher
spidey - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/03 with gruff
Brilliant pitch, my first on-sight E4 lead since losing my fingers on the Skull in 1997.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - May/02 with Katherine Schirmacher
Dave Rumney - Lead - 29/Jul/01 with Sean Roberts
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/01
Before this date
D Tempest - Lead - 01/Jan/00 with Rick
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead - 2000
DJonsight - 2000
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 2000 with KM
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/99 with Robin & Tim Bonner
Roget - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/99 with jim
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/97
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 13/Apr/97 with Jon Sykes, Muir Morton
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/96
richparry - Lead O/S - 1996
Hidden - 2nd - 1995
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995
Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe
Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 1994
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/93 with Alan Holden
whispering nic - Jun/92
Hidden - 2nd - 1992
Brilliant climbing. Top end of the grade though.
Bob - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/91 with Tom Leppart
We went to do route 1 but Colin was having a hard time trying to start it, I suggested we move down the cliff to a respectable distance to give him space,while we were sitting I eyed up CP and after about 15 mins had convinced myself that I could lead it, Steve thought I was joking when I told him we were going for it! A real trad climbers route, don't fall off before you clip the thread after the crux moves cos the gear before is pants. Finished it with whoops of elation and cruised Route 1 straight after.
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - Jul/91 with Steven Murphy
mark-abz - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/90 with Andy W
keefe - 1990
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990
michael burrows - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/89 with brian jones
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/84
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 18/Aug/83 with Bill McKee, Dave Abbey
Mike Owen - 12/Jun/83 with Al Stewart
Hidden - Lead - 1983
Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980
Hidden - 1973