Suspension Bridge Arete** HVS 5a
[At the top, looking across the Gorge, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
One of the Avon Gorge's most famous pitches that usually pulls in a crowd of viewers on the suspension bridge. Start on a good ledge 5m right of the arete below a pocketed crystal crack and just right of a vegetated groove.
Move up the crack and then head left to a small groove that leads to a ledge system at 10m. Head left to the arete and make some tricky moves to a wide, pocketed runnel. Take the runnel to a horizontal break and move right into an easier finishing corner. Belay and abseil post on the left. © ROCKFAX

M W Harvey 1956

Ticklists: Avon Gorge non-Extremes, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, AMC Uni Ticklist.

Photo: At the top, looking across the Gorge © Dave Ing
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This climb is in 596 logbooks, and on 41 wishlists.

I think this is my first true onsight hvs
kirsten - Lead - 29/Aug/15 with Al Randall

Make that a dozen + 1. For her first HVS Kirsten made an excellent job of leading this.
GridNorth - 2nd - 29/Aug/15 with Kirsten Donovon

Richardlake - 2nd β - 22/Aug/15 with William Lake

petegunn - 2nd - 22/Aug/15 with Davina

will_lake - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Richard Lake

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15

WillAndrew - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/15 with Ali

ali.scott - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15 with Will A

Annabel Tall - 2nd - 18/Aug/15 with Barry Donovan

WillAndrew - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Matt

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/15 with Pauline Picchio

cwildblood - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/15

Ian Stirrups - Lead - 21/Jul/15 with Sue

good climbing lots of threads
steve phillips - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Al Randall

Done this a dozen times before but still forgot about all the excellent threads.
GridNorth - 2nd - 18/Jul/15 with Steve Philips

danieleaston - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/15 with Jon

Gustav - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/15 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/15

Fred_Richard - 07/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead β - 05/Jul/15

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/15 with Simon Peacock

SiyP - 2nd - 04/Jul/15 with Steve Gibbs

First HVS lead at the Gorge. Quality route felt good to push the grade. Onsite but rested in the chimney due incorrect footwork. Nice to climb under such an iconic bridge and the Mathew sailed past too.Pat on the back!**
KeirVonMarlon - Lead - 27/Jun/15 with minty1984

Really good route with 2 great cruxes. Will be back to lead this..
minty1984 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Keir Davidson

Entered the groove all wrong and whipped onto the thread. Irritatingly then did it properly and found it easy. Another grudge match.
Bob Peters - Lead - 19/Jun/15 with George Rowland

The first and last bits were a romp with a well protected but more tricky crux in between.
George.Rowland - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Bob Peters

Only my second Avon gorge HVS lead. Great route. I found the move into the chimney a little tricky to figure out. Like others said, take plenty of (60cm) skinny slings for the plentiful threads
Steve Bartle - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Rob Morgan

Rob Morgan - 2nd - 16/Jun/15 with Steve Bartle

mikedevcole - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/15

toasted - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/15 with Tim Larrad

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/15

Gonna take a retro flash for this!
brew_guru - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/15 with Em Dawes

chrisallan - 2nd O/S - 31/May/15

Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 27/May/15 with John Alcock

mrdaniel - 2nd O/S - 20/May/15

Tim_C7 - Lead O/S - 13/May/15

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/15

Dino Dave - Lead O/S - 09/May/15 with Hugo UBMC

Jaysquared69 - AltLd O/S - 09/May/15 with Jonathon Percival, David Tait

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

emdawes - Lead - 04/May/15 with mike dawes

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/15

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Bradley Phelps

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/15 with Max Coney

Very atmospheric. First route under the suspension bridge in glorious weather. Really enjoyable well protected HVS. Probably on the softish side compared to its neighbour. Great introduction to this section of Avon Gorge.
Legs - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/15 with Steve

alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 14/Apr/15 with Andrew Twemlow

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/15

twem - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/15 with Alastair

Testing out sprained ankle!
LJKing - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/15 with Paul Clarkson

felixizzy - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/15 with George

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/15 with Felix

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Apr/15

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/15

Larey - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/15 with Rogers

So cold
widdlestickmcpoos - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/15

Did it as one pitch, but via the belay on the left as I couldn't find the route to the runnel.
widdlestickmcpoos - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15

PEccleston - 2nd - 04/Feb/15

Not as good as Suspense, still worthwhile
Eagertom - Lead O/S - Feb/15

riff156 - Lead rpt - 11/Jan/15 with Jo Smith

climbEdclimb - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/15 with Ian Stevens

Great route, good value HVS in an excellent position. Did in the traditional style with a belay. Ed led to the first ledge, I went up to the bolt from there. First HVS lead in a while! Great start to 2015.
ianstevens - AltLd - 05/Jan/15 with Ed Tonkin

Hidden - 2nd - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/14

gingernick - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/14 with Dean Jones

Upper groove poorly protected.
Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/14 with Tim

Phil Murray - 2nd rpt - 19/Oct/14 with Steve Wright

badgerjockey - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Pete

maddy92 - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14

Webster - 2nd - 03/Oct/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/14

All there...take lots of threads and a nut key on lead to poke the enormous spiders in the holds out of the way.
sara n - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Neville Contractor

derico - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Ali Walker, Tim

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/14 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14

Aid climb
AndrewCollins - 2nd O/S - Sep/14 with Finan

Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with nick

nickwhimster - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14

felixizzy - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/14 with Bernard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/14

Great route but I was absolutely melting on it despite climbing in the evening - the rock seems to soak up the sun and radiate the heat late into the day.
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Si White

riff156 - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/14 with Hannahc

scorpia97 - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/14

martinlevya82 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/14

Adam Hill - 17/Jul/14

felt really solid climbing this. Looads of threads.
Kemics - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/14 with Mel

Melonfly - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/14 with Caleb

Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Audry Morrison

APAPAP - Lead O/S - Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Dave Clare

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with John Harris

Rebs - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Joe Bocking, Thom Jenkinson

Rebecca's first HVS!
thom_jenkinson - 2nd - 05/Jun/14 with Joe Bocking, Rebs

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/14

AngelaC - 2nd - 03/Jun/14 with Jeremy

Awesome route, take plenty of slings
sheelba - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/14

Avon Man - Solo rpt - Jun/14

pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 31/May/14 with Felix

felixizzy - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Peter

Ant Mace - 2nd O/S - 30/May/14 with Neil S

Lovely route
mossrug - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Ant

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/May/14

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 19/May/14

Much easier when you don't head up Baby Duck! Really fun. Shout out must go to the best belayer ever!
thom_jenkinson - Lead rpt - 17/May/14 with Emily Hunt

Great fun to second, and really well led by Thom. However, it was sometimes hard to concentrate due to catching glimpses of ostentatious, stripey leggings.
emilyjhunt - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Thom Jenkinson

Annabel Tall - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Barry Donovan

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/14

A large thread at the top chimney has a nest of Jackdaw chicks in it, right at the back of the large pocket. Maybe don't use that one to help not disturb them, plenty of other gear around it.
George Frisby - Lead rpt - 09/May/14 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 09/May/14 with George Frisby

Went the wrong way (up instead of traversing to the arete) and got ridiculously pumped. Had to downclimb and rested on the rope. Rested again before the moves up to the runnel. Will be back.
thom_jenkinson - Lead dog - 06/May/14 with Laura Shaw, Laurence Falconer

laurashaw - 2nd - 06/May/14 with Thom Jenkinson, laurence falconer

A touch harder than Suspense. Another lovely route.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Jeff Mashburn

Jeff Mashburn - 2nd β - 04/May/14 with Dave Mahon

Egons Issy - 2nd - 15/Apr/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Annabel Tall - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Barry Donovan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/14

riddle - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Adam Ryan

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/14

Felt pretty straight forward for HVS
Richardlake - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with William Lake

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

dmetcalfe - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with Mike P

shoulders - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with dai

will_lake - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Richard Lake

Quite tough. Martin didn't second.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Martin Haworth

Mackinclimb - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14

mike lawrence? - Lead - 06/Mar/14 with Metal

James Jackson - 2014

Egons Issy - 2nd - 2014 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Egons Issy - 2nd - 2014 with Kevin Vans-Colina

jameslam - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/13 with Patrick

Atmospheric at night!
Cheese Monkey - 2nd rpt - 10/Dec/13 with Neil

henry's first trad experience!
James S - Lead rpt - 04/Dec/13 with henry

followed the james, super cool route
hankyc - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/13

pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 04/Nov/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 04/Nov/13 with Peter

clams - Lead - Nov/13 with Catherine

CatMc - 2nd - Nov/13 with clams

mes32 - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/13 with Simon Allcock, Wilki

Simon Allcock - Lead - 29/Oct/13 with Mary, Wilki

kenneM - Lead - 23/Oct/13 with Pete

pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 23/Oct/13 with Jana

halfwaythere - 2nd - 23/Oct/13 with mike

Think I climbed this, was looking for Chateau Fitzwarren. The line definitely doesn't go around the arÍte and through the overhang. Started raining towards the top.
squicky - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with John

tomosb - 03/Oct/13 with Darren Thompson

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/13

matt_claydon - Lead rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Corin rathbone

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/13

alastairbegley - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/13 with James Pomeroy

zcsharp - 2nd - 27/Aug/13 with Chris Stafford, George Frisby

Been saving this for a while now - great line, excellent gear, and the holds are all there.
stafford101 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Jamie, George Frisby

tommy.henriksson78 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Henry Giddens

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/13 with Chris Stafford

Cheese Monkey - 2nd rpt - 28/Jul/13 with Peter

Harder than I remembered it to be, felt like solid HVS today.
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/13 with Ben

GAtkins - Lead - 16/Jul/13 with David Trelawney-Ross

Eike - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Tim Rogers, Rob Scheichl

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/13

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Rad

harder than looked.found the moves just before the runnel a bit testing
minexplorer - 2nd - 04/Jul/13 with cheese monkey

Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13 with Liz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13

danieleaston - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Saz

Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/13 with Tanya

saz_b - 2nd β - 24/Jun/13 with Dan Easton

More vegetated than I remember!
Slick - Lead - 19/Jun/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina

alastairbegley - Lead RP - 15/Jun/13 with Nick Eaton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/13

rob.grafton - 04/May/13

papashango - 2nd - 03/May/13 with Jim S, Rob

Robin Woodward - Lead - May/13

Alex the Alex - 2nd - May/13

localboy - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Simon F

simonf - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Mike

andy dunn - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/13 with J

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/13

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Samwise

good route, bit awkward in the chimney
SGD - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Andy Clarke

Good climbing in a fine position. Found it more awkward than I expected, both getting up to the chimney, then moving up it. Think HVS is fair. But first trad route of year: some shiny new gear, but some rusty skills!
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with SGD

gripped01 - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Dave Tait

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/13

HarryB - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/13 with Laurence

laurence_falconer - 2nd - 10/Mar/13 with Harry Bloxham

Luke Davies - Lead - 10/Mar/13

dragomeda - 2nd dnf - 05/Mar/13 with BAZ

Really easy for HVS. Very nice climb.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Pete

Kevster - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Gavin Dee

Gavdee1 - 2nd - 02/Mar/13

Alex's first trad route!
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 23/Feb/13 with Alex Bryant

Alex Bryant - 2nd β - 23/Feb/13 with Chris Sansum

dragomeda - TR O/S - 18/Feb/13 with BAZ

mkonca - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with steve gibbs

Soft start, had a bit of trouble to pass the off width. Though about hanging on the gear but kept my shit together and finished nicely :-) Good protection.
Murilo Lessa - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/13 with Alex Desborough

Marder20 - 2nd - 04/Jan/13

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 2013 with Chris Stafford

Sometime in the naughties.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 2013

jcw - 2013

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 2013 with Chasqui Patter

tskelhon - Lead O/S - 2013 with Charlotte

clmacdonald - 2nd - 2013 with tskelhon

First time on lead, not overly pumpy but more technical.
Ragingpossum - Lead rpt - 09/Dec/12 with laurence falconer

laurence_falconer - 2nd - 09/Dec/12 with Will Bourne

alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 08/Dec/12 with Neil Morbey

To retrieve gear from 'baby duck'
jon_ridley - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/12 with Will Pope

becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/12 with Jon Ridley

Harder than I remember, maybe because I faffed around for ages in the groove before going left
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12 with Emily

abtibbs - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Jack Verber

1st route on this wall and it was a lovely post work climb in the best conditions you can expect this time of year
steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/12

LJKing - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Bud Chawla

budchawla - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Laurence King

hvs 5a
crimpylewis - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/12

Tangerine_Kingdom - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Justin

Slick - 2nd - 16/Sep/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina

James S - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/12 with jamie

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/12 with James S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/12

ericinbristol - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/12 with Johnny S

markfromstoke - Lead - 09/Aug/12 with Norman

Norman_P_W - 2nd - 09/Aug/12 with Mark Faulkner

Broke out left to the tree at top of Robert's Route for a change.
Phil Murray - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/12 with Karin Burnett

s.c.white - 26/Jul/12 with Jonathan Fuller

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

enjoyed this a lot, really cool climbing in the chimney especially.
James S - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with dan

Dan0Me - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with James S

Kyle87 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/12

6th repeat :)
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 06/Jul/12 with Kyle Williamson

Fell (slipped) while resting, foot slipped off damp foothold. Very frustrating, felt easy for HVS
alastairbegley - Lead dog - 05/Jul/12

Normally I'm a massive wuss when I push my grade on lead but this was fine :) Some parts are a bit run out but the hard moves are adequately protected. I don't agree with Rockfax's 'sustained' symbol as it wasn't pumpy and there aren't lots of hard moves.
Katherine Ross - Lead β - 20/Jun/12 with Jonny Raines

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

riff156 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/12 with Bob Hotchkis

Billg - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Susanne Richards

evilweed - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Sara Currie

pffft - Lead O/S - 19/May/12 with Monkey

Think I followed the true line better than last time. Nice route, couple of steep moves in the middle.
mullermn - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Kylie Richards

Nice, some hard moves up the chimney part but good moves on the arete. Had to sit on the rope twice, first to retrieve a cam then to rest on the hard bit.
Kylie - 2nd dog - 13/May/12 with mullermn

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12

mallardhealhook - 2nd β - 13/Apr/12

Lovely warm sunshine; unfortunately only had time for this one quick route.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Clare

Kemics - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Katherine

katherinesydney - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with caleb kemics

first HVS lead... spent quite a long time faffing in the chimney, but really enjoyed it
R_W_M - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Eleri

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Mar/12

really got to stop climbing this one.
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook

Found the crux a bit awkward as your cramped up in the groove. It's a really nice route though.
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Done this several times now and always found it harder when seconding as apposed to leaning.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

Chris Sansum - 2nd rpt - 12/Feb/12 with Geo

misterb - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/12 with tom

peterbeaumont - 2012

peterbeaumont - 2012

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/11 with Geoff Pyatt

sweenyt - Lead - 10/Dec/11 with Tom M

Becky H - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/11 with Jonny Raines

Jonny Raines - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/11 with Becky Hampshire

petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with David Coley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/11

Clay C - Lead rpt - 18/Nov/11 with Will A

georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/11 with Alex P

In the dark.
aipattison - Lead rpt - 15/Nov/11 with James Nelson, George Evans

adam 24 - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/11

HarryB - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Al

thomb - 2nd - 29/Oct/11 with Gareth

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Tom B

Started raining for the crux in the groove, and got very pumped trying to stay on, when it got slippy, but dryed up nicely once the rain stopped.
Ragingpossum - 2nd dog - 27/Oct/11

cbeard - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Will Bourne

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Tom

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Becca

After work climb. Sunshine, 27 degrees and we were the only ones on the wall!
Poco Loco - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/11 with Robert

Scary and slippy! Great end to the post-work climbing season though.
Bobling - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with James P

squicky - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Cragking

As good as ever.
Stanners - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/11 with Iggy

Monk - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/11 with hobbitmat

Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

bonelessivar - Lead - 17/Aug/11 with Aeddon

Climbed with the mother of all hangovers. At least E5 in that state.
Chris Sansum - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/11

Ffej - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Chris Sansum

Ruth ND - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Ian C, Mai Wong

lovely route, good gear
Dave Mahon - Lead - Aug/11 with Brian Mead

Very easy for an HVS. Starts with a vdiff grade scramble up to a decent ledge. Plenty of good holds along the way, though take a good number of cams for the odd little pockets. Nut placements are less frequent. The crux comes about half way up the runnel but apart from being slightly exposed there's a good left hand pull to get through it. There are also a large number of threads, remembering this advice about dynamic strength of dyneema slings when you anchor at the top around the excellent abseil point: The peg at the top has a square top for the belay and ab back down. Me and TNM did the climb on a single 60m rope and the ab back down left us with a metre of rope to spare.
ashley_sandeman - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/11 with Richard Miles

Stanley - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Robster666

Stanners - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/11 with Martin Stanfield

tom.o.prince - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11

Lev - 2nd rpt - 02/Jul/11 with Emma Ross

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/11

kyle - 02/Jul/11

Kate Edhouse - 2nd - 27/Jun/11 with Kyle Worgan

pretty steep
stvredmond - Lead - 19/Jun/11 with Rob Mullet

just one more - Lead - 17/Jun/11 with Sue B

bonelessivar - 2nd - 07/Jun/11 with Andy

mandy - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with rick

sustained but realy positive climbing
gilbert - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Jonathan Percival

fragglerock - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Duncan Johnstone

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/11

Slick - Lead - 16/May/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/May/11

cem - 2nd rpt - 02/May/11 with Paul Bolton

gripped01 - Lead - May/11 with Gilbert

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/11

Dave Ing - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Kev, Pete

halfwaythere - Lead dog - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/11

Greg Pittam - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/11 with Jess Brooks

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/11

mrrjmcneil - Lead - Apr/11 with Jason Ivor

First HVS lead! Got scared in places but bullied myself into manning up by remembering I climbed it fine yesterday! Such a lovely climb.
catemuir - Lead - 24/Mar/11 with Pete Swan

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/11

catemuir - 2nd - 23/Mar/11 with Pete Swan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Mar/11

just one more - Lead - 20/Mar/11 with tony l, Svenn G

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 13/Mar/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

as good as when I 2nd it
Stanners - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/11 with Jack Bradbrook

2nded with woolly socks and 3 layers on.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 12/Mar/11 with Rob Stanfield

Clay C - 2nd rpt - 06/Mar/11 with Harry K

Clay C - 2nd rpt - 16/Feb/11 with Jay

Jay C - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/11 with Clay C

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 08/Feb/11 with Helen S

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 18/Jan/11

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 18/Jan/11 with Helen S

Numb fingers on this. Not surprised though, as the pavement was icy walking along the Portway.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 09/Jan/11 with Clare

31770 - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

excellent gogarthian chimney, except with nice threads!
alasdair19 - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

jonbwoy - 2011

mark schramm - 2nd - 11/Dec/10 with tom m

First HVS lead. Boom
tommoulds - Lead β - 11/Dec/10 with Schramm

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with David B

Nice climb, lots of gear
mullermn - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Monkey

Chris Sansum - 2nd rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Richard Lade

Good route not too hard for HVS got told off at the top for using the suspension bridge as a belay lol.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Rob Stanfield

great route, Maybe a little easy for HVS. Classic climb!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

nice climbing on some great rock **
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with alex harper

aipattison - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Alan Sage

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with tom m

Lovely climbing
Jon Didymus - 2nd rpt - 07/Oct/10 with Nick

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/10 with Tomar

First time on suspension bridge, nice pockets! Just getting psyched to lead Baby Ducks next but started getting dark and had to leave.
Tomar - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/10 with Oli

TDembrey - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/10 with Clay

First HVS, after getting rained off it a few days earlier.
Clay C - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Todd

Great climb, two distinct cruxes (a move up a slab to reach the chimney, then a move up the chimney itself), but with bomber gear wherever you want it. Slightly morbid - the police were retrieving a body from the river while we climbed.
Rob Exile Ward - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Sam Ward

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/10 with gary burgess

Stone Muppet - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Paz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/10

TDembrey - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Jana

My first HVS. Great climbing with Misha. Very atmospheric crag and not as much noise as expected.
royal - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Misha

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

Good protection with lots of threads.
timstyles - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Huw Howells, Jon Bradley

Si dH - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Andy Morris

Nice route with good protection.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Richard Lade

Alasdair88 - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/10 with Liz davies

lizzie789 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Alasdair88

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Anna

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/10

mark schramm - Lead - 15/Apr/10 with si

jimmatthews - Lead - 14/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 11/Apr/10

nice route
shyster boulder - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with alex harper

Will Homoky - Lead rpt - 08/Apr/10 with Tom Whitton

Simon Allcock - 2nd - Apr/10 with Mark

Good fun, but HVS, really?! Bit iffy abseiling on a 50m rope - you'll come well short if you go off the belay station and it's pretty tight going off the tree below!
Lil_Pete - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Matt Claydon

matt_claydon - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Pete Derrett

fishinwater - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Barry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/10

nice climb. low in it's grade though
Jacob k-d - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10

James_86 - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Jacob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Mar/10

fishinwater - 2nd - Mar/10 with Barry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10

With Wendy and Tomo. Tomo's first outdoor climb.
colesy - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10

tommoulds - 2nd O/S - 2010 with Schramm

Phil PBC - 2010

ruaidh - Lead β - 10/Oct/09 with Josie

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/09

scorpia97 - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Paul

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/09 with Bristoldave

More like a VS 5a. Certainly much easier than Suspense next door.
ruaidh - Lead β - 16/Aug/09 with Baz

MikeC59 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

First Trad lead at Avon Gorge
Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead β - 13/Aug/09 with GF

Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Andy Mosienko

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Alan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/09

chubbyclimber - 14/Jul/09 with Fred

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/09

Led! Have seconded in past.
ClareR - Lead β - 16/Jun/09 with Kate

needlefluff - 2nd - Jun/09

Danos - 2nd rpt - 30/May/09 with Andras

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/May/09

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 28/May/09 with Neil Larsen

had to rest at the first thread in the groove
JamieAyres - 2nd dog - 25/May/09 with Nick Ingram

Dan_Carroll - 2nd O/S - 21/May/09 with Eric Herring

a fall at the very start
EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with arnaud

just one more - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Apr/09

1st limestone lead. What a great climb!
Batt - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with James Hoyes

Great route but felt unusually nervy on it. The groundfall potential at about 12 metres (on fairly easy ground) had something to do with that but more likely the unusual sense of exposure on the Butress.
poey50 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Rowan15

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Mar/09

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead β - 09/Mar/09 with GF

Elmoz87 - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/09

Dr Caterpillar - Lead rpt - 25/Jan/09 with Will

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 08/Jan/09 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jan/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Nov/08

really nice route
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/08 with Howard

maria85 - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/08 with Stef

RedFox - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/08 with Maria

My first HVS lead
Protheroe - Lead rpt - 24/Sep/08 with Dave Radley

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/08

scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Will Goldsmith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/08

Fantastic route - can't understand the comments about polish below - I can only assume some people don't get out much...
Justin T - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Wifey

Andrew1 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Rachel Smith

dzlhodgson - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Alan Sage

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/08

Bluekowari - 2nd - 13/May/08 with MT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/08

Jordan offered me the lead, but after falling on both my last HVS lead attempts earlier in the week the confidence wasn't there. First and last sections are only V Diff, but the middle does have some awkward, steep moves. Good, sound rock. Nice location and exposure. Well worth repeating.
Humpty Dangler - 2nd O/S - 09/May/08 with Jordan Lane

threads!! mmmm
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Emily Reynolds

At night
catemuir - 2nd - May/08 with Calum Smith

James Marshall - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/08

First abseil from top with Ben West
schwenk - TR - Apr/08

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/08 with Jeremy Cusack and Rob Loveridge

Alasdair88 - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/08 with Rob loveridge, Jeremy

Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/08 with Ingrid

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Feb/08

just one more - Lead - 09/Feb/08 with Max B

catemuir - 2nd - Feb/08 with Joe Barrington, Pete Swan

Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ed Heslam

Brilliant route.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 16/Nov/07 with Toby Kluth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07

chris sm - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/07 with Julie Osborn

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - Nov/07 with Tom Dixon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/07

just one more - Lead - 14/Oct/07 with alex h, rich h, Max B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/07

pelvoux - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Mario

There are two parallel grooves in the upper part of the arete. I climbed the one on the further right. Seemed too easy for 5a HVS. Did I miss anything?
dycotiles - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Eric

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Pete

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with Sam Howell

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/07 with Sam Howell

Circus - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Dan

just one more - Lead - 13/Jul/07 with rich h

Paz - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/07 with Mme Gri-Gri & Mr Shunt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07

just one more - Lead - 01/Jun/07 with alex h, rich h

just one more - Lead - 18/May/07 with rich h

fantastic climb done at the end of a v hard day, though must remembe a second rope for the abseil afterwards lol
mlmatt - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with chris jones

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Apr/07

Hidden - 13/Apr/07

chris sm - Lead β - 12/Apr/07 with Ben Sutton

Brilliant route but starting to get slightly polished
jon bradley - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Matt Pearcey

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with somerset swede basher

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Tom Dixon

KarlH - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/07 with Belaybev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/07

Paz - 2nd rpt - 02/Feb/07 with OL

Felt almost as if it should be a sports route with all the funky pocket thingys.
Oli - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/07 with Paz

Stone Muppet - 2007

Luke Gilbert - Lead - 2007 with Jim Brooke, Rich Smith

bullybones - Lead O/S - 2007

Paz - 2nd rpt - 09/Nov/06 with AJM

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - Sep/06

Boxy - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/06

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Dave Gale

Feeling bold - 2nd - Jul/06 with Baz - rock god

JasonG - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Barry Donovan

just one more - Lead - 30/Jun/06 with john smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06

Tom Last - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with Clive

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/06

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06 with Sarah Bough

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/06

Sarah Bough - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Adam Thomas

gonggashan - Lead - 07/Jun/06

tom.e - Lead rpt - 24/May/06 with Matt Gordon

Paul Robertson - 2nd rpt - 11/May/06 with Ben Friedland

Pleasant, didn't find too hard. Good threads
Tamlyn - Lead O/S - 11/May/06 with Dave V, Neil F

Lev - Lead O/S - 01/May/06 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/06

tom.e - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/06 with Charlie Everett

cornishben - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/06 with Gavin Edwards

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/06

beardy mike - Lead O/S - 2006 with Rob Brown

gimmer - 2006

IceMonkey1982 - 2006

just one more - Lead - 15/Oct/05 with rich h, Max B

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/05 with Clare

mwh - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/05 with David Jessop

Sarah's first HVS lead on lime stone. A fine effort.
Stefan Kruger - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/05 with Sarah Porter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/05

just one more - Lead - 28/Mar/05 with Max B

al99 - Lead O/S - Feb/05 with Jeremy king

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Jon Greengrass - Lead O/S - 2005 with Nick King

Horribly polished!
Bux - Lead O/S - 2005 with Rupert Bassadone

chris wyatt - 2nd - 2005 with llio elgar

Fat Tim - Lead rpt - 11/Dec/04 with Mark kauntz

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/04

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Sep/04 with Adam Mulholland

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jun/04

Urgles - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Beesley (oliver)

furry - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with Neil

cem - 2nd - 28/Mar/04 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/03

just one more - Lead - 08/Aug/03 with Sue B

just one more - Lead - 27/Jun/03 with martin gregory, Max B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/03

Paz - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with SB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Prob 2003. With Adam. Also seconded SK up at a later date.
Richard Hall - Lead - 2003

Hidden - 2003

Nigel Coe - 12/Oct/02 with Vika Moisey

MikeC59 - 2nd - 28/Jun/02

MikeC59 - 2nd - 19/Jun/02

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/01

Roget - 2nd O/S - 05/May/01 with baccy

Andrew1 - 2nd - 25/Mar/01 with Martin Carter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Chris followed in darkness
Boxy - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/99 with Chris

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/99

serby - Lead - 1999

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/98

Hidden - Lead - 1998

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - 1998

Pips 1st HVS
chris sm - 2nd rpt - 1997 with Pippa Froggatt

jmr - Lead - 01/Jul/96 with Robin Pearce

Jim Brooke - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/96 with James Latham

Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - Feb/96 with Adrian Fletcher

colin milton - Lead - 23/Apr/95 with eric milton

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/94

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 15/May/94

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 14/May/94 with Rongor

A direct line, keeping to the left of Suspense for the entire climb.
jim_randell - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/94 with FW, WW

chris sm - Lead - 27/Feb/94 with Martin Sime

WRMusall - Lead dnf - 01/Oct/93

mikej - Lead - 24/Mar/93 with Nick Salmon

AndySL - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/93 with Mark

GAtkins - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/92 with Andy Russell

Budge - Lead - 1992 with Brian Ottewell

Hidden - Lead - 1991

Hidden - Lead - 21/Dec/88

Tony Buckley - Lead - Oct/88 with Robert Clark

AndyB123 - 2nd O/S - 1988 with Andy E

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 10/May/87 with Pete Stokes

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily

Pete Nugent - AltLd - 11/Apr/86 with Dave Streader

had struggled following Gareth previously same year
JamieAyres - 2nd rpt - Jul/85 with Peter Rickard

eroica64 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/84 with Denis Crampton

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jun/83

climbhigher0 - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/83 with Andy, Andy and Mikila

AlanLittle - Lead - 1983

tapley - Lead - 06/Jun/82 with Tony Charles

Hidden - 1981

Steve Bell - 1980

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/79

D Tempest - Lead - Mar/78

Marcus - 1977 with Roger Stokes

Andy Chubb - 03/Sep/76 with Roger

Andy Chubb - Lead - 08/Jun/76 with Robin Brooke Smith

Falko - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/76 with Alan Taylor

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 19/Apr/75 with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd - 1975

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973

Hidden - AltLd - 1966

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