Epitaph Direct** VS 4b
[lithos leads Epitaph Direct in style, while Salamanda top-ropes Olley and resorts to pulling on the rope, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: lithos leads Epitaph Direct in style, while Salamanda top-ropes Olley and resorts to pulling on the rope © Simon Caldwell

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

lloydrees91 - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with dem, tom, caiti

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/14

Kieran_John - TR O/S - 26/Jun/14

Luke Jones - 2nd - 14/May/14 with LMC

Mr Messy - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/14 with Sam, Julie

Julie - 2nd - 22/Apr/14 with Sam, Matt

Always nice to do the start of Epitaph. To add this scary looking overhanging crack at the top of the ramp really adds to the atmosphere of the climb. Fortunately, it's easier than it looks with some good semi-hidden foot and hand holds, otherwise it could easily be HVS. Very worthwhile!
ebf - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Claire Stringer, Paul Stephenson

andoni - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13

1poundSOCKS - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/13

BaildonBanker - Lead β - 14/Jun/13 with club

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Olly Parkinson

dkd - 2nd O/S - 16/May/13 with Karl

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/13

ramsy71 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/13

monkeyman79 - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/12 with Chris Brook

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/12

1poundSOCKS - Lead β - 24/Jun/12

Phill Mitch - 2nd - 16/Jun/12 with Lee Hayes

repeat
jimorothy - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Scott Barnett

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Mar/12

Excellent, possibly better moves than Epitaph but not as dramatic a position. Epitaph still the better of the two just. First lead after birth of Heather, went swimmingly.
jimorothy - Lead - 28/Sep/11 with Scott Barnett

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/11 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 27/Sep/11 with Dick, John

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Halla, Matt_L_Robinson

cookacat - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/11 with rosie, huw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11

mrplastique - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with helixmh

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/11

mfisher - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Olly Roberts

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Matty

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/11

Jon had seconded the route before and didn't enjoy it so I went up to clean the gear. A reasonable route, but inferior to the original.
lrandall - Lead - 17/Mar/11 with Andy S

Hidden - 2011

climbingpixie - 2nd - 06/Nov/10 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10

clive-greenwood - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/10 with Anna

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/10

djprepie - 2nd - 07/May/10 with Lee

Hidden - 2nd - May/10

GritstoneGob - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/10 with Andy Wilson

Andrew Wilson - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with John Brayshaw

kitch22 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Jack Colbeck

Jack00 - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with John Walsh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10

Have seconded this climb previously, had to top rope this time as in a group with only one competant leader. Enjoyable climb.
samcook - TR rpt - 08/Apr/10 with Chris Roo

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Apr/10

tmawer - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Glynn

flatnose - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

roberto18 - Lead - 19/Mar/10 with Conor Cussell

Hanski - 2nd - 16/Feb/10 with John

Hardly an onsight as I've lead Epitaph a handfull of times. Th direct finish is less strenuous then it looks and good fun. Better then Epitaph perhaps?
lrandall - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Andy B, Andy C

leegodson1989 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Preet, Adi

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/09

cleggy - 2nd - 05/Aug/09 with Dan

wish i had have done it on 2 ropes,placed two bits of gear above the crux and had to clip the rope like a zig zag.
raptorheli - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09

the crack at the top was tough.
skycrazy_hud - TR - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/09

AndyMay - 2nd - 16/Apr/09 with Keith Waddell

Rested below crux, didn't have the right gear ready. Arse.
KeithW - Lead dog - 15/Apr/09 with Andy May

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/09 with Jack Grylls

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/08

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Cocky

adam coxsell - Lead - 04/Aug/08 with neil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08

innes - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/08 with Chris ANO

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

adam coxsell - 2nd rpt - 2008 with Gareth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/07

pdisney - 2nd - 18/Sep/07 with Dom

jonny5 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Nick Lambert

mje1398 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/07 with John M

furry - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Alex Young

alexyoung - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/07 with Steve

Slipped on final crack, very annoying.
KeithW - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/07 with Bruce

joe larner - Lead O/S - Feb/07

Simon Perry - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/06 with Mick Ellerton

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/06 with Paul Godwin

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/06

King Rat - Lead O/S - 2006 with A

shark - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/05 with Bruce Woodley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/05

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/05 with Dave E

lithos - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/05 with YAC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/05

Phil West - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/05 with Shaun Walby

KeithW - 2nd O/S - Jul/05 with Steve Foster

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 12/May/04 with Chris

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/03

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/01 with Chris

Andy S - Lead O/S - Jul/01

snowy owl - 2nd - 30/Apr/01 with Chris Harrison

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/01 with Chris

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/01 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 2000

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/98 with Chris J

Tenko - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/98 with Jack Pezzey

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 1996 with kurt

barney@helmshore - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/95 with simon

crater - 2nd - 30/Apr/93

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/86 with Chris

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1983 with Jim Thomas, Simon Kemp

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 56
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard VS1 of 18
VS14 of 18
easy VS2 of 18
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4c1 of 19
easy 4c3 of 19
hard 4b11 of 19
4b4 of 19
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