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The Alpine Ridge PD

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[The Alpine Ridge in Winter Conditions., 3 kb]100m. The obvious rocky ridge which juts back towards the quarry entrance, and which separates the East and West Ends. Moderate climbing, but care needed, especially in wet and/or windy weather.

Photo: The Alpine Ridge in Winter Conditions. © deepstar
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This climb is in 204 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 27/Aug/14

petegunn - Solo - 27/Aug/14 with Davina

Decent/ascent route
91dave - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/14

Should probably do this in winter...
cdpuk - Solo O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Rob Scarisbrick

Descent
Fatclimber - Solo - 03/Aug/14

Adrian Daniels - Solo - 27/Jul/14

spenser - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Andrew Rembrandt

Hidden - Solo - 25/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo - 22/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo - 17/Jul/14

Snorfalorpagus - 29/Jun/14

lgp81 - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/14

Down climbed
lgp81 - Solo - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/14

swhite - Solo O/S - 05/May/14

Trisha Murphy - Solo - 13/Apr/14 with Larkins

the ant hill mob - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/14

Down climbed
lgp81 - Solo - 19/Mar/14

Not fun to climb down in the rain David...
morgan thomas - 2014 with David staples

Hidden - Solo - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - Solo - 12/Oct/13

Up and down during the day
marsden.d.paul - Solo - 06/Oct/13

You can log a descent?
tolly_60 - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13

SHONAJONES - 15/Sep/13

Shot up and down it many times over the weekend as my rope wasn't long enough to ab down balch's slide.
spenser - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/13

Down climbed
dereke12000 - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Rob

ascended and descent route to belay points, in rucksack
bigtimematty - Solo - 25/Aug/13 with marc fenton

Echna - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/13

Scuzlebut - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/13 with Gregor

descent x2
pheotleyr - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Iggy, Ben

Reverse ascent
squicky - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 21/Jul/13

petegunn - Solo - 21/Jul/13 with Davina

Jen Mason - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

up,down,with rucksack, extra ropes, bags in hands, etc. noticed 23/07/2014 that the top was becoming looser on mass! worth keeping an eye on.
MoWalker3 - Solo - 13/Jul/13

p3tersen - Solo - 23/Jun/13 with Brad Hopkins

lazyhopkins - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/13

Combining this as a descent after Back to Basics is a great little trip!
BruceW - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Becca

brew_guru - Solo - 05/Jun/13 with El Peamundo, shane dawson

More exciting descent route than a boring old abseil off an EDK :)
katherinesydney - Solo - 05/Jun/13 with rick sewards

Nice little ascent/descent path
Laura Parker - Solo - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jun/13

Epic. 4x descent
Cheese Monkey - Solo O/S - 17/May/13 with Mike

Up and reversed in trainers
gjh - Solo O/S - 06/May/13

johnl - Solo O/S - 06/May/13 with Sarah Perrett, Adam Perrett

multiple descents
Adam Perrett - Solo O/S - 06/May/13 with Sarah Perrett, John Leonard

Felix Ottey - Solo O/S - 04/May/13

Jcomber - Lead - 01/May/13

Descent
Stuart William - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Matt Ivory

petegunn - Solo - 08/Apr/13 with Davina

Hidden - Solo rpt - 08/Apr/13

steve-grigg - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

petegunn - Solo - 03/Apr/13 with Onk, Davina

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/13

In decent 3 times.
MartinN - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/13

Think grade 1 scramble would be more appropriate...
homing-penguin - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Solo - 28/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jan/13

Total winter conditions!
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 20/Jan/13 with Deepstar, Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Possibly first fully winter ascent, bloody cold!
Quarryboy - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/13 with Martin Bazley, Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13

Judging by Tom's comment he liked it in the rain!
David Staples - Solo O/S - 2013 with Glorious, Matt Saunders, James Richards, Tom Morgan

Nipped up and down this to retrieve Tom's abseil anchor gear
risby - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Dec/12

Lizzie Randall - Solo O/S - 10/Nov/12 with Alex

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 29/Sep/12

down
kirsten - Solo - 15/Sep/12

In decent
MartinN - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/12

arandall - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/12

You can log this - oh ok then... descent
jamespilgrim - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/12

Down climbed it.
wurzelinzummerset - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Mike

Downclimb
Mayaculpa - Solo - 27/Jul/12 with wurzelinzummerset

Hidden - Solo - 19/Jul/12

up, plus used for a few downclimbs
mattx1123 - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12 with josh west

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

riddle - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12

adam 24 - 02/Jun/12

Downclimb
mullermn - Solo O/S - 12/May/12 with Kylie Richards

Descent Route
SharonC1604 - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Sarah Welsh - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Emma Grant

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/12

sweenyt - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/12

Descent route from Balch's Slide
Katherine Ross - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/12

lazzaw - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

down climb
ape1980 - Solo O/S - 11/Mar/12

j miller - Solo - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 25/Nov/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/11

riddle - Solo O/S - 12/Nov/11

Sam Ash - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/11

Used as a descent route (roped).
teh_mark - 18/Sep/11 with Adam Kidson

downclimb as descent from topping out on other routes
DreadyCraig - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/11

Up and down several times
Dopey_172 - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Adam

In descent.
victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/11

bonoid - 26/Jun/11

Down climbed as a means of getting off the top of Robs slab.
Quarryboy - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

this has been a project of mine for several years now
Stanners - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

tough
The Pylon King - TR dog - 19/Jun/11

Ruth ND - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11

Messners Yeti - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Cate Muir

Used as descent. Nice scrambling.
catemuir - Solo - 04/Jun/11 with Pete Swan

Clay C - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/11

Shonkhor - Solo - 01/Jun/11

bradholmes - Solo - 28/May/11 with Chris Bonner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/11

Hidden - Lead - May/11

Hidden - Solo - 15/Apr/11

descent route
Andyh83 - Solo - 05/Mar/11

good mini alpine route used as the decent
Dale - Solo - Mar/11

Reasonably easy walk in for an alpine route.
JonHarvey - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Michael Maben

Up, down, backwards, forwards. Not done it on a pogo stick yet. I love the fact that people have voted on the grade!
James Moyle - Solo - 2011

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/10

davenev - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/10 with luke

Mr Tickle - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/10

PD- 100m Solo Warm-up Avon and Cheddar
Matt Smyth - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Raff Russell, Olly Pirkis

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo - 22/Sep/10

Jonny M - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Chris Billington, Colin Skuse, Karen Chalmers

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/10

A bit of a giggle practicing moving together. Shame its all over in the space on 30m. Just needs to be another 1000m Ascent and descent. Amusing to think that it has a PD but it is alpine ridge
kiwi boy - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Greg K

Tom_Harding - Solo rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Tim

down climb...
Kayan - Solo - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo β - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jul/10

dale1968 - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

Descent path. My first alpine climb....
TommityP - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

downclimb
mikehay - 23/Jul/10

Bit of practise for the alps when its wet. Up and down. Very easy.
darren hudson - Solo - 18/Jul/10 with David Ford

Tom F Harding - Solo O/S - 2010

Tom_Harding - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Gordy

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

webs_69 - Lead - Aug/09

Matt02003 - Lead - Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/09

JJMOZ - Solo - 20/Jul/09 with Jonny Cooper

carl_123 - Solo - 13/Jul/09 with foy

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

Descent route. I love how this gets an alpine grade.
Poco Loco - Solo O/S - 31/May/09 with James Gray

Livvy Mcglone - Solo O/S - 30/May/09 with Paul Locke

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/09

Mark Salter - Solo - 10/May/09

andy dunn - Solo O/S - 10/May/09 with Alan

gringoloco - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with colin milton

Decended this several times but this was the first time climbing up.
KarlH - Solo - 28/Feb/09

Climbed in winter conditions. Never seen this much snow in Somerset!
SC - 07/Feb/09

ollie080488 - AltLd O/S - 14/Dec/08

used for descent (cheap tick)
tractorbachcoch - Solo - 22/Nov/08 with Teresa

alexisg - Solo O/S - 08/Nov/08

Rose Williams - Solo - 22/Aug/08

Got to Fairy Cave Quarry first; 'climbed' this in trainers with guide book in hand looking for a phone signal and identifying the climbing areas. Only realised the ridge was a graded route later, but hey, a tick's a tick right?. Useful descent route from Rob's slab.
Humpty Dangler - Solo - 27/Jul/08

Descent. Ok unless v windy
Jon_Warner - Solo O/S - 07/Jul/08 with Ben Arch

chris sm - Solo O/S - 17/May/08 with Martin Sime

Hidden - Solo - 2008

leeangell - Solo - 2008

richardadventurecafe - Solo - 25/Nov/07

igneouscarl - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

Merlin - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/07

Matt Tranter - Solo - 22/Sep/07 with Mark Ward.

dcomeau - Solo rpt - 08/Sep/07

dcomeau - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/07

downclimb twice
kevinknights - Solo rpt - 25/Aug/07 with John Hat

deklan - Aug/07

Merlin - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/07

leonjones - Solo - 26/Jun/07

descent
kevinknights - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/07 with John Hat

Used as a descent, many times.
jimjimmyjimjim - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/07

completed as a decent
ebunick - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/07

Tom87 - Solo - 17/Feb/07

Did it moving together, got to the end, and found no way down,so turned back round and downclimbed it. Downclimbed this another two times to get down from other climbs.
freelancer_85 - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/07 with Megan

In descent. Be careful with novices!
RichS-Bristol - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/06

Zoomer - Solo - 29/Oct/06 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - Solo - 29/Oct/06 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Oct/06

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/06 with Jon Miles

TiffTiff - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo - 16/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jun/06

Almost as many times as up my stairs at home
bpmclimb - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/06

Downclimbed
BruceW - Solo O/S - 25/Feb/06

A nice scary descent back into the quarry!
maresia - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/06 with Mike Kann

mike kann - 2006 with maresia

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 2006

zcapxa5 - Solo O/S - 05/Nov/05

Mark Salter - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/05 with Chris Shorrock

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/04

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/04

tom.e - Solo O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Paz - Solo - Jun/02

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
BStar, stevetheleg, mattaskin

Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard PD+1 of 24
PD+0 of 24
easy PD+2 of 24
hard PD0 of 24
PD4 of 24
easy PD14 of 24
hard PD-3 of 24
PD-0 of 24
easy PD-0 of 24
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Style of ascent

Soloed167 of 204 (81.9%)
Lead17 of 204 (8.3%)
Followed3 of 204 (1.5%)
Toproped1 of 204 (0.5%)
Alt Leads3 of 204 (1.5%)
Unknown13 of 204 (6.4%)

'Climbed'88 of 204 (43.1%)
clean O/S104 of 204 (51.0%)
clean β1 of 204 (0.5%)
clean rpt10 of 204 (4.9%)
dogged1 of 204 (0.5%)