One of my favourite routes in the Gorge! A reminder that a hold has broken off around 4m above the cave, which was a rather useful foothold. Has made the climb a little trickier now!
steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/15 with Pauline Picchio
Led in 2 pitches, taxing in places
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Dave Marshall
re climbed a year after my first outing here to complete the traverse across to the top of the arret. Ran P1 and 2 together to avoid belaying in the cave. A reminder that the good hold to the right of the peg outside the cave has gone so the move is much harder than it was.
Annabel Tall - 2nd - 25/Jun/15 with Barry Donovan
Kevin decided to prolong the excitement on pitch three and traverse all the way down to the suspense bolt! not recommended
sheelba - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/15 with Kevin
Chris P1, Ewan P2-3.
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/15 with Ewan Whitmey
Cocked up the first moves into the overhang and took a rest. Coming back to get it clean.
Bob Peters - Lead dog - 19/Jun/15 with George Rowland
Andrew Sloan - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/15 with martin Levy
Excellent outing, especially the moves out of the cave which were in a great position. Lead pitch 3 which is probably more like 4a than 4b but with incredible exposure. I'd advise against leading-on between pitch 1and 2 as the cave is a bit cramped.
George.Rowland - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15 with Bob Peters
Longsufferingropeholder - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Ed
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 14/Jun/15
spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Matt Box
A good route with a memorable cave belay after p1!
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Rach Spraggs
Annabel Tall - 2nd - 06/Jun/15 with Barry Donovan
What an excellent climb, no idea why i left this one for so long. Feels soft but i guess it's just that the quality of the rock is so good. Book in the cave is looking a little worse for wear, maybe needs to be upgraded with some waterproofing or something. Your leading this one next time Shijing!
Tom Brierley Gore - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/15 with Shijing Hu
Led direct to cave, unlike in 1996 when I came in from the right (thinner, less pro). Fantastic line! Found p2 quite hard to second! Great route.
Phil Murray - AltLd rpt - 27/May/15 with John Alcock
Led pitches 1 and 2.
First trad route in the gorge, looking forward to doing some more, hopefully without a stinking hangover!
afrosam - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with joeurwin
only led p3 due to intense hangover. Probably should have stayed at home but a memorable outing was had.
joeurwin - AltLd rpt - 16/May/15 with afrosam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/May/15
Led pitches 1 (the proper start) and 3. Good to get the whole thing led now.
thom_jenkinson - AltLd rpt - 28/Apr/15 with Tom Eldridge
Doug miller - 2nd dnf - 17/Apr/15 with Steven Salisbury, chris joyce
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/15
jammy4536 - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/15 with Hugo Aiken
Repeated after about 40 years, this time with the traverse finish via Howhard
Andy Chubb - AltLd rpt - 14/Mar/15 with Chris Samsun
Andy p1,3. Chris p2.
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 14/Mar/15 with Andy Chubb
Rebs - AltLd - 10/Mar/15 with Thom Jenkinson
thom_jenkinson - AltLd rpt - 10/Mar/15 with Rebs
Brilliant climbing! Very exposed with stiff moves coming out of the cave. Bit of polish on the 3rd pitch traverse.
JoeE - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/15 with Ric Elliott
RichyBOYY - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/15 with Joe
Led 2nd pitch.
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/14
Led pitches 1 and 2 as one big pitch. Brilliant
gingernick - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/14 with Dean Jones
badgerjockey - AltLd - 01/Nov/14 with Pete
Moves out of the cave very high in the grade but protected by a peg and bomber nuts. Lovely delicate climbing elsewhere
thom_jenkinson - AltLd dog - 25/Oct/14 with Laura Shaw
steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/14 with Verity
Lead pitches 1 & 2 on some of Websters gear as he couldn't make the moves.
maddy92 - AltLd - 03/Oct/14
lead most of pitch 1 then reversed for partner to finnish, tried pitch 2 but couldn't do the move. hd to grab the peg even on second, lead pitch 3.
Webster - AltLd - 03/Oct/14
One runout to top of second pitch. Abseiled from here.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/14 with Martin Haworth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/14
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/14
In the dark the spiders look massive and terrifying
Pippa - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Richard Bennett
Andy Manthorpe - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14
P1 and P2 - ropes in a knot in the cave. By the time sorted was dark which lead to an interesting floodlit decent and no P3.
mossrug - Lead β - 10/Sep/14 with Rob
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Aug/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14
APAPAP - AltLd - Aug/14
twem - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Nicholas Eaton
roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 20/Jul/14 with dan abbatt
Dean177 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Ana
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/14
LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/14
Did P1 & P2 in pitch
Dave Mahon - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Matt Jackson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/14
Note that earlier in the year a flake came off just past the peg above the cave (above and to the right); making exiting the cave on the second pitch very much harder than it used to be.
Annabel Tall - 2nd - 23/Jun/14 with Barry Donovan
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14
danJBA - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Matt Roberts
First trad route (second) years ago so went back and lead the first and last pitch - got lost at the end and traversed the whole crag ....
Chazwoz - AltLd β - 14/Jun/14 with Doug Weale
Silly fall from 2m. Got up and led P1&3. Excellent.
danieleaston - AltLd - 13/Jun/14 with Saz
P2 this time. Took a while getting out of cave and into groove!
saz_b - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/14 with Dan Easton
P1 & 3, going to have to go back and lead the second.
felixizzy - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14
chrisclimber - 2nd O/S - Jun/14
Abseiled from top of the second pitch rather than complete traverse due to failing light.
mossrug - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Ant
Ant Mace - 2nd dog - 30/May/14 with Neil S
Lead P1 and P3. Had to rest on overhang of P1, very sustained. The book is looking very soggy
KatOstrich - AltLd dog - 17/May/14 with Catherine Johns
Lead pitch 2. Was very steep out the cave and took a while to work it out, but nice climbing after that. Book is disintegrating
catty_9 - AltLd - 17/May/14 with Kat Ostrich
steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 07/May/14 with George Frisby
George Frisby - 2nd rpt - 07/May/14 with Steve Gibbs
led all pitches. Did P1 & P2 in one, much better than belaying in the smelly cave. First time I have led P2 - no push over!
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Jeff Mashburn
Jeff Mashburn - 2nd β - 04/May/14 with Dave Mahon
tskelhon - Lead - May/14 with Charlotte
clmacdonald - 2nd - May/14 with tskelhon
alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/14 with Neil Morbey
P1 for me.
riddle - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Adam Ryan
Via original start, which is hard!
Cheese Monkey - AltLd rpt - 12/Mar/14 with Peter
Started up the crack on the right and then continued up the excellent Original Start (as described in the guidebook) of Hell Gates to the right of the usual line. Wanted to continue on Clan Union, but since this first pitch seemed more like E1 5b I was quite slow leading, darkness was already coming close and we finished up Hell Gates.
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Ben
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 09/Mar/14
Metal led first, me the second and rain stopped play on the third.
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 06/Mar/14 with Metal
Went up the crack to the left by mistake on pitch 1, I think this is a direct start to how hard and felt 5b getting on to the dihederal. Traversed in to hell gates a bit below the cave. Rest of the climb went more smoothly once id worked out the sequence out of the cave....
CurlyStevo - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Rob
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/13
Lead the 1st and 3rd pitches, have now done all three
steve-grigg - AltLd rpt - 27/Nov/13 with Sam
P1+P2 as one long pitch, saves quite some faff. Excellent climbing throughout!
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/13 with Mike
Awesome route. P1 and P2 done together. exit from the cave was memorable, also the fine exposed traverse on P3
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 19/Nov/13 with Peter
Led the thuggy 5a P1.
mes32 - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/13 with Simon Allcock, Wilki
led 3rd pitch
Simon Allcock - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/13 with Mary, Wilki
Led pitch 2.
Alex Winter - AltLd rpt - 07/Oct/13 with Alex
lead P1 and 3
alexjz - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Alex Winter
tomosb - 03/Oct/13 with Darren Thompson
Hidden - AltLd RP - 22/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13
led p2. Very good - interesting holds and climbing
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Dan Fairbank
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13
Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13
matt.woodfield - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13
andy dunn - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/13 with J
Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/13
Abbed off after the second pitch
jameslam - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Becky
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/13
Boogs - 2nd β - 17/Aug/13 with Pete Amy
halfwaythere - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13
steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Chris Stafford
mkonca - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/13 with steve gibbs
Great moves - good to finally get this route done! Committing crux, and awesome final pitch - went all the way to the arete belay. Lead p3.
stafford101 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Steve Gibbs, George Frisby
George Frisby - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/13
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Chris Stafford
Actually did the crux this time, found it very easy for a HVS.
zcsharp - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/13 with Steve Gibbs
steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Jamie Roberts
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13
felt harder than Baby Duck to me ! - Maybe i wasn't concentrating?
Billg - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Megan Beaumont
Second pitch out of the cave. Quite thrutchy. Didn't see the pen to sign my name until the ab back down.
squicky - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/13 with Richard Rogers
Led P1 a few years back P2 needed to be done! Easier on lead than I remember on second!
Slick - Lead - 26/Jun/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/13
Top end HVS for me.....
alastairbegley - Lead dog - 31/May/13 with Julia Begley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13
rob.grafton - 04/May/13
almost knocked off pitch 1 by a pigeon, quality.
papashango - AltLd - 03/May/13 with Major Tony
Anthony Dixon - AltLd O/S - 03/May/13 with Connor
Led 2nd and 3rd pitch amazing
joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Dave King
djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Joe Doherty
TDSvejstrup - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Simon White
Beautiful sunny day! The move out of the cave wasn't as hard as I remember
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/13 with Emily
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/13
Book is completely sodden. The moves out of the cave felt harder than 5a, must have arsed it up. Nearly got boshed in the face by a disgruntled pigeon.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Samwise
Luke Davies - AltLd - 10/Mar/13
Led 2nd pitch. Amazing climb.
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Pete
Kevster - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Gavin Dee
Gavdee1 - 2nd - 02/Mar/13
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Feb/13
Night climb under head torches and the light from the bridge. Led P1 and P3. Nice varied climbing with cool belays throughout. Shame that it was a bit loose in places. So be careful!
Ragingpossum - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/13 with willbris3
therat - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/13
The log book was sodden, left a little close to the entrance I believe
steve-grigg - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/13
Marder20 - 2nd - 04/Jan/13
Sometime in the naughties.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 2013
jcw - 2013
Richezzz - 2nd O/S - 2013
Lead all the pitches, got tried from the first pitch and then spent about an hour at the bottom of the second pitch trying to figure out how to do it. It was starting to get dark so i gave up and traversed left to easier climbing.
zcsharp - Lead - 18/Nov/12 with Will
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12
avictimoftheDrpsycho - 2nd O/S - Nov/12 with Jamie
In one pitch, pretty much a full rope length. Found a nicer sequence for the second pitch by taking a more left leaning line.
Kemics - 2nd rpt - 25/Oct/12 with Enduro Dan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12
Roo led the 2 5a pitches & I found the climbing hard but I think that was fatigue from the working week. I made a bit of a meal on gear on the 4b.
irishguyinlondon - AltLd dog - 20/Oct/12 with RooFin
LJKing - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Bud Chawla
Clean O/S apart from a sneaky little rest outside the cave getting stuck into P2.
budchawla - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Laurence King
I took P1, P3
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Geoff Pyatt
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Ed
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with AlexD
Lead the first and third. Felt like steady HVS all the way and had plenty of gear (a nice change from rusty peg clipping on the Main Wall).
Alan100 - AltLd - 02/Sep/12
mattshort - AltLd - 02/Sep/12 with Alan Murray
First time I've ever used a pen on lead! Moving out of the cave felt harder than 5a - must have done it wrong. Cracking route.
s.c.white - 28/Aug/12
p1, signed the book glad to be part of the club! good route but earl of perth is better
CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Jake Young
Cool book, shame its not in better condition.
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Caroline
led pitch 2
James S - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with dan
Dan0Me - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with James S
Lead first two pitches in one; David lead traverse pitch at the top
jalien - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12
Cracking route, I only led the traverse to the abseil point - didn't feel psyched for tough 5a climbing on the sharp end. Actually thought the move out of the cave was OK once you worked it out - unexpectedly found it more puzzling than strenuous.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Stewart
Stewart Armstrong - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Ivan Bicknell
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/12
Led pitch two.
bpmclimb - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/12 with Helen S
mallardhealhook - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12
simonf - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Simon
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/12
Was so hard! really top end HVS for me. will have to do it clean when i got more juice. Onle 2 hard overhanging move on it tho...
Fred_Richard - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Kat
kat-lyle - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with fred
Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12
2nd the first and third pitches. 2nd on the second pitch, real hard getting out the cave.
hutchay - AltLd dog - 19/May/12 with Dave Clover
Led the first two pitches. I thought the first was harder. Took an age to get over the bulge, repeatedly 'resting' on a fist jam between attempts. My fingers are still aching typing this.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 18/May/12 with alex malins
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/12
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/12
Davebryant - AltLd - 20/Mar/12 with Sam Hann
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Mar/12
HarryB - AltLd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with Luca
LJC - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Harry
Ciro - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Ramon
Lead 2nd pitch. Moves out of the cave and over the bulge were a bit saucy. Signed in the cave. Best pitch by far was the traverse to the lower off surprisingly. First time on the bridge, the wishlist fills once more.
Dave 88 - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Kemics
Pitches 1 & 3 lived up to the hype. On the luck of the draw absolutely mugged Dave for the best pitches. Was surprised at how loose p2 was. Maybe I missed some holds but felt like there's not much change left out of HVS 5a.
Kemics - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Dave 88
P1&2 then abseil off since we could no longer convince ourselves that the downpour was 'just drizzle' anymore ...! Harder than I remembered!
Lil_Pete - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/12 with Luke Hutchenson
Really nice route, solid at the grade.
Justin T - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with Crispin
1st Climb of 'No Excuse Thursday' - by bridge light in drizzle.
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/12 with P Dawg
paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/12 with Edd
misterb - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/12 with tom
Paul Eckton - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with steve read
georgeevans88 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/12 with Alex Pattison
CLimbed in the dark (by bridgelight). Led P1 & P3.
aipattison - AltLd O/S - 10/Jan/12 with George Evans
peterbeaumont - 2012
peterbeaumont - 2012
shoulders - AltLd O/S - 04/Dec/11 with pete lewis
I led 1 and 3, got my gear back from the cave but lost my phone somewhere, a head sized block fell off too just after the crux of 2nd pitch
HarryB - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/11 with Al
Led P1 then it started raining so had to bail from cave! Awesome 1st pitch tho!
HarryB - Lead dnf - 25/Nov/11 with Al
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with David Coley
Led 2nd pitch, bailed after pitch 2 when rain came in
wildrover220 - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Ali Dixon
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Oct/11
Clay C - AltLd rpt - 29/Oct/11 with Eleri
Led P1+2 with belay in cave. Move out of the cave was tricky, but it was next to good gear and quickly led to easier ground.
timstyles - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Mayur Patel
Amazing route. Lead pitch 1 and 3. Loved the cave belay and the exposure of the final traverse. Witnessed 3 people base jumping off the bridge as we abseiled down!
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Tom
Still a great route. Shame the old books gone but at least there's a new one, ta whoever!
thomasadixon - AltLd rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Becca
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11
Katherine Ross - 2nd dog - 17/Sep/11 with Charlie Beard
Great climb! It rained heavily after completing pitch 1 + 2 (linked) half ropes a great asset, particularly for the abseil. Accepts tricams well (didn't have any!)
cbeard - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Katherine Ross
adam 24 - 11/Sep/11
I lead pitch 2, Mat 1 & 3.
Monk - AltLd rpt - 04/Sep/11 with hobbitmat
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11
alex horribly bailed on to the thread on pitch one (l-a-d) and backed off after a few more small attempts, so I lead it all in the end. signed our names in the book and cracking moves out of the cave on P2. All felt kinda hard work in blindingly hot sun.. can't complain though, even if my head now disagrees.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Alex Randall
BD strung the first two pitches together. The climbing is excellent. The move over the cave is it crux.
Poco Loco - 2nd - 01/Sep/11 with Barry, SarahF
Tried to lead first pitch, fell at the over hang.
arandall - 2nd dog - Sep/11 with Ben Kelsey
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Pete
First pitch got rained off.
mary - 2nd dnf - 20/Aug/11 with Dale Gautrey
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Steve Winslow
great route. I led P1 & P3. The move out of the cave is stiff - well done Brian!
Dave Mahon - AltLd - Aug/11 with Brian Mead
had a quick rest before doing bulge completly knackered, great route though
riff156 - AltLd - 29/Jul/11 with Paul Williamson
Mackinclimb - AltLd - 28/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/11
Adam P1, Me P2, Naomi P3. Awesome route. Hard move out of cave and round bulge on first pitch.
gb05 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Adam Mackintosh, Naomi Havercroft
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with gary burgess
Excellent climb! Led P1 and P2. Even the traverse was fun. Hard moves out of the cave. Try to get the peg first!
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Eric
ericinbristol - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/11 with Ben (cheese monkey)
kyle - 04/Jul/11
bonelessivar - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Andy
Scary but brilliant traverse.
Kate Edhouse - AltLd - 30/Jun/11 with Kyle Worgan
mandy - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with rick
Slick - AltLd - 25/May/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina
P1 & 2 in one
Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with frank ramsay
Percy led first 2 pitches as a oner and I led the traverse - felt easy but very exposed. Great climb. First 1 in the gorge
gilbert - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with Jonathan Percival
Ran first 2 pitches together, took a while to convince myself to leave the cave (first belay).
evilweed - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with dunc, Dan
Steady climbing with some exciting moves in places e.g. a fairly strenuous exit from the cave.
JL Led up to bush/belay.
DL Led to set up abseil an rock anchor.
DJ Cleaned P1 and Seconded P2
fragglerock - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Duncan Johnstone, Jon Lumb
evilweed - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Dan
Great route, climbed while portway was closed so was unusually quiet. Led first two pitches as one, goes well but feels sustained, move out of the cave hard 5a.
Mike Kiss - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Dan Crick
Led P2. What a great climb, especially the first two pitches.
Dave Ing - AltLd O/S - 11/May/11 with Tom
tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 11/May/11 with Dave Ing
gripped01 - Lead - May/11 with Gilbert
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11
led P1. Fantastic climbing! Enormous snake in the cave!
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Jack Bradbrook
Great route. The best of the HVS's on the buttress in my opinion. I led pitches 2 and 3. Rob did a great job on the first intimidating pitch.
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Rob Stanfield
Forgot how good this climb was.
A must do.
andy dunn - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11 with Big Ben
Quality route, last pitch in darkness.
benjaminevans - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/11
clams - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with K
kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - Apr/11
Failed attempt at a repeat. Not climbed since last season and apparently that makes a difference! Fell off the bulge about 2/3 up the first pitch. Got back on for a few more goes but clearly not happening today. Abandoned a krab on some in situ tat.
mullermn - Lead dnf - 06/Mar/11 with Kylie Richards
Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/11
this is no push over. there are easier HVS out there. led the 1st pitch
stvredmond - AltLd - 20/Feb/11 with Brian Mullan
Steve led p1
bpmclimb - AltLd rpt - 20/Feb/11 with Steve Redmond
Clay C - Lead rpt - 01/Feb/11 with Louise
LouiseP - 2nd dog - Feb/11 with Clay
Clay C - AltLd rpt - 20/Jan/11 with Will A
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jan/11
Squeezed in before the light failed, so rushing it a bit. Abbed off the pegs at the top of pitch 2.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 09/Jan/11 with Clare
31770 - 2011
alasdair19 - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
saintlade - 2011
jonbwoy - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 2011
Moving out of cave extra good value if you can't reach the good holds.
Dizz - AltLd - 06/Nov/10 with David B, jt
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10
Twigs did P1 and I did P2. Abbed down from stance at the top of P2 as it was getting dark and we had to find some nuts which I had dropped! Happy that we did the 2 crux pitches though
mikeyg - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/10 with Will Twigger
Very nice route, lots of gear. Enough tricky moves to maintain interest and even the 4b traverse is still interesting.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Monkey
Lovely route. All pitches are fantastic even the easier 3rd pitch.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Mullermn
Rich P1, 3. Chris P2.
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Richard Lade
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Oct/10
Done at night. Quite a bit of light from the bridge, but finding footholds was a bit trickier.
Clay C - AltLd rpt - 15/Oct/10 with Ross
A great route! Sophie ran pitch 1 and 2 together - still awkward moving away from the cave though. Some lovely moves, and the pitch 3 traverse is very enjoyable.
And we have now replaced the book in the cave, so happy signing folks!
catemuir - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Sophie Keltie
mark schramm - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with tom m
led last pitch
tommoulds - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Schramm
Seconded P1 and P3, leading P2. Took me far too long to locate the peg above the cave exit, combination of shortness and stupidity! Got there eventually and popped up to the belay and clipped in to the two dodgy brown pegs and an unknown piece of gear I didn't check out ... Great day out in the rain!
Lil_Pete - AltLd β - 08/Oct/10 with Matt Claydon
TDembrey - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Clay
I led P1 and P3, Todd led P2.
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/10 with Todd
P1 me which was fantastic, probably the best of the three IMO. Mike M the second, Mike S the third. First time on the buttress and totally awesome route. Great way to finish the weekend!
mrtom - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Mike Stephenson, Mike Moss
Sgt. Vest - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Rich bennet
P1 me, P2 Ev. Fantastic position, fantastic climbing. Bold in places but always positive. Deserves everyone of its 3 stars.
explodingsprouts - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/10 with Ev
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10
just one more - Lead - 03/Sep/10
Climbed in the dark by the light of the suspension bridge. Led pitch 1. Lovely route!
joeurwin - AltLd - 02/Sep/10 with al franks
did pitch 2 and 3 in the dark. awesome night climb
Alasdair88 - AltLd rpt - 02/Sep/10 with Joe Urwin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/10
P1 + P3. Good variety of rock and moves, no diary in the cave, but there are still pens!
saz_b - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Dugald
Great climb. The log book is missing! nice moves out of the cave and tasty traverse, especially the beginning.
royal - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Misha
Very good P1, start of P2 and start of P3. A bit spoilt but the vegetation higher up on P2 and hte ledge shuffling further along P3. Led P2. The one person cave is pretty cool but we couldn't find the log book (although there were three pens neatly stashed and a very old cover from what must once have been the longbook), so I guess I'll have to sign in here - a sign of the digital edge?
Misha - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with royal
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10
led first pitch
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Kafoozalem
again. great route.
ruaidh - Lead β - 03/Jun/10 with Zoe
lizannday - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Pete
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/10
Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
fishinwater - 2nd - 11/Apr/10 with Barry
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10
R_W_M - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Eleri
Cornish_James - 2nd - 20/Mar/10 with Ross Davidson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/10
Led p 1 & 3
cem - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Paul Bolton
Phil PBC - 2010
mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2010
ruaidh - Lead β - 26/Sep/09 with Baz
lizannday - 2nd - 24/Sep/09 with Joe Dowsett
felt bloody solid.
cmsg - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Llewelyn Thomas
Its still hard. I think this is the finest climb of the grade in the gorge. Take a REALLY big sling for the thread. Also, you can chain P1 and P2 together - saves faffing at the cave. The crux I think is the exit from the cave. This is how I did it...
WARNING: PLOT SPOILER!
From the cave, clip the peg up and right above your head, and then #3 cam in the upper of the two slots to your left. Step right to a small ledge using a left underpull on the L edge of the cave. Then reach round right (with long arms) to get an opposing right pull, using L side of cave as bridge. Get left hand on a reasonable flattish hold above the head and step up with the left foot onto the break at cave height thats now hidden from view. Then (and this is the key move), go with the right hand for a good vertical edge six inches above and right of the left hand. Bring the right foot up to oppose this pull. Six inches above the edge is an even better hold for the left hand, reach up to this and heave the left foot onto a magic foot hold just below the #3 cam. Simples!
Hope this isn't too much information.
ruaidh - Lead β - 20/Sep/09 with Baz
I led 1st, J led second - darkness set in so we didn't try the third.
belaying in the cave - cool beans!!
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with J
rapidrich - AltLd β - 23/Aug/09 with Andy Stripp
Baz chained the first two pitches together, going straight through the cave to the top belay. Did th traverse across the top of the wall, to the abseil point above the Arete, in one pitch also.
ruaidh - 2nd - 23/Aug/09 with Baz
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09
I led first pitch; Hol led second.
DavidR - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/09 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/09
Lead all pitches. Getting out of the cave was a bit spicy for hvs
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Gary Ryan
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 09/Jun/09
Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 23/May/09 with GF
There's now a decent 3 peg ab point at the top of the second pitch, with new looking tat/maillon.
cornishben - AltLd rpt - 05/May/09 with Gareth
I climbed the second pitch - a tough move out of the cave.
DorsetGareth - AltLd O/S - 05/May/09 with Ben Sutton
scorpia97 - 2nd rpt - 03/May/09 with Paul
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09
mark89 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09
London Luke - Lead O/S - Apr/09
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Graham Dolman
gripped01 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with Jim Jarvis
Led first pitch and fell off after bulge - fingers peeled because too pumped faffing about trying to thread a large tape. Biggest fall so far (20 feet). Seconded ok
mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/09
Lead both pitches together - ran out of gear near top though
ian d f - Lead - 2009
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009
Lead both pitches in one long run.
scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/08 with Will Goldsmith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Dec/08
led 1st pitch, some loose rock but nice
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/08 with Howard
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/Nov/08
P2 and P3
Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Douglas Hamilton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/08
lead 2nd pitch hard for 5a. Exposure on top pitch ace
Dale - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with johny
Pitch 1&3. Great route. Direct start.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Clive
Lead the 3rd pitch. Nice, tough parts in the 1st and 2nd pitch but good. End of 3rd is a bit bushy. 4th was really bushy and was getting real dark, had to use a head torch. Had to ab off with a head torch too!
dzlhodgson - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Alan Sage
nickdonohue - AltLd - Jul/08 with Andy Neath
maresia - AltLd dog - 31/May/08 with Iain Afshar
al99 - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Martina Zandonella
martinazando - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08 with Al Benson
Led pitch 3 (the 4b pitch.)
CarolineH - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Dave
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/08
Lead 1st pitch this time, got drenched seconding the second pitch. Class climb though.
thomasadixon - AltLd rpt - 24/Mar/08 with Will
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Weilin Wang
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/08
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2008 with Ed Heslam
sea_lene - AltLd - 2008
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with Francis
Francis Lister - 2nd - Dec/07 with george evans
Led 2nd pitch. Move up out of the cave took a while to figure out. A few metres of good severe climbing then led to easy jugs and a palatial belay station. First pitch felt harder. Final traverse v straightforward and wonderfully exposed, better than Gronk. Rock quality superb.
Humpty Dangler - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/07 with Jordan Lane
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Nov/07
jamieevans - Nov/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/07
georgeevans88 - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/07 with Pete
Al Franks - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/07 with Sam Howell
Lead first pitch
Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/07 with Sam Howell
Led 1st pitch. Great route.
dycotiles - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Eric
pelvoux - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Mario
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/07
A bit goy on the second pitch. Smiled for the american tourist.
Jack Symmons - AltLd - 30/Aug/07 with Chris T
Tim was sick. It rained a bit.
Circus - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/07 with Tim Wood
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/07
Led second pitch, thought the first pitch was harder.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Christian
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07
just one more - Lead - 20/May/07 with tim b, Max B
Paz - 2nd rpt - 07/May/07 with AJM
Great route. Led it in one pitch up to the peg belay. Great climbing up to and past the cave.
AJM - Lead O/S - May/07 with Paz
Epic Ebdon - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Neil Adams
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Tim Ebdon
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Dave Gale
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/07
I did the 2nd pitch,chris did the others
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/07 with Chris Davis
Did the 3rd (traverse) pitch - easy but fun - and abbed off the rock anchor.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/07 with Clare
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 17/Jan/07 with douglas
bullybones - Lead O/S - 2007
Stopped off on a cold dark night on the way back from doing some caving at Priddy. Climbed by the light of the bridge floodlights only - excellent adventure
KRB - Lead rpt - 28/Dec/06 with Chris & Martin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/06
The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Dom Sellers
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Jon Miles
Fell pulling out of the roof. bah! Cool little cave though.
maresia - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/06 with Mike Kann
MikeC59 - Lead - 21/Aug/06
Bux - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/06 with Rupert Bassadone
JasonG - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Barry Donovan
Hidden - AltLd RP - 16/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/06
The spotlights on the bridge worked a treat. Got down at 10:15
Paul Robertson - AltLd rpt - 11/May/06 with Ben Friedland
dan gibson - 2006
gimmer - 2006
John Lisle - 2006
beardy mike - 2006 with maresia
Marti999 - Lead - 2006
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 2006 with llio elgar
IceMonkey1982 - 2006
Not sure about date
Richard Hall - AltLd - 2006 with James Barrow
MikeC59 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/05
Fat Tim - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/05 with Pete Sharpe
KRB - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05 with Martin Bridges
Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/05
Hidden - AltLd rpt - Apr/05
Lev - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/05 with James Byrne
joe_alexander - 2nd - 09/Feb/05
cornishben - AltLd O/S - Jan/05 with Chris Sims
phsharpy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tim Rolfe
a_radiohead_fan - 2005
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - AltLd O/S - Jun/04 with David Elder
furry - AltLd O/S - 02/May/04 with Neil
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/04
Second attempt. Did both pitches in one and ran out of gear for the top 30ft.
tom.e - Lead rpt - 2004 with Charlie Everett
A nice, small hex helps.
RedFox - AltLd - 2004 with Tom K
philhilo - Lead O/S - 2004
My first HVS.
Andrew Barker - AltLd O/S - May/03 with Dave Peachey
Hidden - 2003
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2002 with Jemma Berry
Strang 1st two pitches of the direct together.
Paz - AltLd O/S - Jul/01 with CC
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/01 with Jemma Wadham
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/May/01
Stone Muppet - 2001
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/00
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/00
Boxy - 14/May/00 with Chris
Hidden - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 2000 with Dick Hanson
alan moore - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 1999
danp - Lead O/S - 1999
serby - Lead - 1999
kevp - Lead O/S - Mar/98 with Gareth Arnold
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/98
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 1998
Hidden - 1998
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/97
Will Homoky - 2nd O/S - May/97 with Jason Brooks
Jim Brooke - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/97 with James Latham
DavidR - 2nd O/S - 31/May/96 with John Marston
Led p1. Marcus p2, p3.
Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/95 with Marcus
colin milton - AltLd - 23/Apr/95 with eric milton
Hidden - 05/Feb/95
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/94
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/94 with FW
Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/94
chris sm - AltLd O/S - 08/May/94 with Francis Taylor
Hidden - Lead - 1994
Alternate leads. I did the odds.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/93 with Mark
mikej - AltLd - 24/Mar/93 with Nick Salmon
markpollak - Lead O/S - 1993 with neil dennison, suzanne mcfadzean
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/92
Budge - Lead O/S - Jun/92 with Brian Ottewell
ChrisJD - 2nd - 22/Sep/91
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/90
strapless - Lead - 1990 with Ju
AndyB123 - 2nd O/S - 1988 with Andy E
mark-abz - AltLd - 14/Nov/87 with Andy W
tapley - AltLd - 14/Jun/87 with John Sumner
surfbish - Lead O/S - Feb/87
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily
sadams - AltLd - 05/May/86 with Mark Bonham
belayed in the cave after following the direct start. Used the peg to get out of cave and into groove
JamieAyres - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/85 with Gareth Williams
Hidden - AltLd dog - 1985
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 06/Oct/84 with Tim Dunsby
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1984
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/82
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 26/Sep/82 with Simon Harry
Hidden - 1981
Steve Bell - 1980
beaumap - Lead - 01/Sep/77 with Pete Coghill
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/77
D Tempest - AltLd - Jan/77
Andy Chubb - Lead - 15/Aug/76 with Pete Coghill
alpboy57 - 02/May/76 with Stuart Hermalin
Andy Chubb - Lead - 23/Apr/76 with Andrew Collins, Pete Coghill
Marcus - 30/Nov/75 with Roger Stokes
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973
Hidden - AltLd - 1966