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Note that the large ash tree mentioned in the book has been broken off at about 6 ft.
D Walker, R Eachus 07/Feb/1959

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This climb is in 102 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Bernie L - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Julian Bridle, Sebastian Fisher-Green

A nice move rightwards at the top of the groove, but then a horrible bushwhack up to the base of Liverbird Buttress.
Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/14

Actually really enjoyed this route. You can avoid all the chossy crap at the top by following the overlap up the edge of slab, which makes it slightly harder but has good gear. The bottom half has rubbish gear except just before the crux.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Mike

clarendon - 2nd - 24/Jul/14 with crossdressingrodney

linked into liverbird, did both in two pitches then ran out out rope up top oops!
hankyc - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14

philmcf - Lead O/S - May/14

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with George Frisby

George Frisby - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Steve Gibbs

climber darlo - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/14 with bronwyn jones

James Jackson - 2014

Deary65 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13

norris.dan - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Sam Sloper

Swsloper - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13

One nice move before a sustained section of rubbish! Useful to get to Liverbird Buttress though.
Bobling - Lead - 31/May/13 with Sarah, Dave L

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 31/May/13 with Sarah Flint, Rob Duerr

jayyaj - Lead - 21/Apr/13 with Mike Unwin

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Jason

Easterly wind, biting cold interesting route, felt harder than Severe. followed by Liverbird Buttress
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 25/Mar/13 with Peter

Nice well-protected crux, not a lot of good gear and some (but not too much) vegetation otherwise. HS 4a at least... Reasonable adventure-route, definitely not worth a star imo though.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/13 with Mike

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Pleb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/12

rg1976 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with squicky

Flat and not a lot of pro to begin with but then got a bit more interesting later on.
squicky - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with rg1976

George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Chris

stafford101 - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/12 with George Frisby

Harder than S, and not as good as I remember. Just wanted to squeeze in some extra ticks in the fading light to round off the best day of the year so far.
Stanners - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook

Not a brilliant route but at least we got some extra climbing done in a beautiful evening.
JamesRich - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Trying to climb this in converse is fairly difficult since they have no traction at all so smearing is completely off limits, luckily there's a few edges and things that I was still able to utilise.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

LouiseP - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/12 with Rob

Ran pitches together
R_W_M - Lead rpt - 16/Jan/12 with LouiseP

think the flake has broken off
AielSavage - AltLd - 06/Nov/11

Elliot Carrington - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Andy

stafford101 - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Charlie

Okay-ish climb. Pretty dissapointed. Climbed in the dark.
cbeard - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Chris Stafford

Dave Ing - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

TDembrey - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/10 with Clay

Moving together
Clay C - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/10 with Todd

Good climb shame about the vegetation at the end however
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Rob Stanfield, David Bradbrook

Great route but due to the road opposite, communication is made difficult.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/10

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10

Matt Smyth - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Olly Pirkis

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/May/10

gingergeorge - 07/Apr/10 with rcp

Did pitch 2. Was fairly wet from rain overnight.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/10 with Kylie Richards

I lead the first pitch
Kylie - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with mullermn

Tomar - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10 with "Brosky"

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

After a 3 week layoff decided to go for something gentle! First pitch is tiny but has no relavent gear and is pushing HS, with both having challenging enough cruxes to be 4a. Trouble is the whole climb would represent poor value at HS. The "Large Ash Tree" has been somewhat delargified of late.
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Dan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/09

Rich lead the 1st pitch, I lead the 2nd. Felt jolly scary with some very run out parts, not an enjoyable route.
catemuir - AltLd - 14/Jun/09 with Richard Batstone

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/09

Andy White - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Anna Rothwell

Not sure wheret he second pitch finished. There was a broken tree at about 30m but i could see a massive ash tree further up. went to that and ran out of rope (60m)
Wrighty87 - Lead O/S - 06/May/09 with Aga

schwenk - TR - Apr/09

bsavage - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Richard Craddock

Hidden - 10/Jan/09

Pete Rigby - Lead - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/08

Edd_Harris - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Luke90

Luke90 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Edd

mattf77 - Lead - 10/Feb/08 with tom connolly

lukehodson - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/07 with Greg Pittam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/07

Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/07 with Luke Hodson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/07

Finished in the dark
RedFox - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/07 with Eddie Hung

gimmer - 2007

The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Jon Miles

The closest to mountaineering while being in the gorge. Fun first pitch with no difficulties.
deanster01 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Laurie Neale

Easy second. Radio was useful for communication.
Tempest - 2nd - Aug/06 with AndyM

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/06

cragdan - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with jamie

Hidden - Lead - 21/Dec/05

RedFox - Lead - 12/Nov/05 with LR, EM

MagnusL - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/05 with My mate Mike

mwh - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/05 with MagnusL

Digger - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/05 with Martin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2005

FayeG - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/04 with Rory

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/04 with PJ

Paz - AltLd O/S - Mar/04 with SN

IceMonkey1982 - 2002

My first outdoor lead, made more interesting by the whole night time, head torch, pack, and my inablity to tell my left from right.
Lev - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/01 with Tom Elliot

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead - May/99

Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/93 with Jeremy

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/93 with Martin Sime

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/92 with MP

leland stamper - Lead O/S - May/87 with richard baynes

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/84

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Mar/84 with Phil Windall

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/75

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Dec/74 with John

Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1973

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HS1 of 16
easy HS7 of 16
hard S3 of 16
S5 of 16
easy S0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 102 (5.9%)
Lead46 of 102 (45.1%)
Followed21 of 102 (20.6%)
Toproped1 of 102 (1.0%)
Alt Leads22 of 102 (21.6%)
Unknown6 of 102 (5.9%)

'Climbed'22 of 102 (21.6%)
clean O/S72 of 102 (70.6%)
clean rpt7 of 102 (6.9%)
dnf1 of 102 (1.0%)