Massive rope drag, hawthorn, roses, loose rock and no gear. The worst route I have tried to climb in the gorge. Simply awful.
Tom F Harding - Lead dnf - 07/Jun/15 with Will Andrew
Good positions, unmemorable and disjointed climbing. Startled a couple enjoying the view at the top.
Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/14
Started the route at 9pm. Went too far round to the right. Crap rock, no protection. Brilliant setting though and a great way to get 100m of climbing done with no car.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Mike
clarendon - 2nd - 24/Jul/14 with crossdressingrodney
hankyc - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14
philmcf - AltLd O/S - May/14
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with George Frisby
no chalk bag getting dark as we topped out
climber darlo - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/14 with bronwyn jones
James Jackson - 2014
Really nice first pitch, nice moves, position and no polish - amazing for the Gorge! Shame about the top out. Not much in the way of gear so not one to push your grade on.
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
Warmed up from biting cold to just cold.
A good climb, better than Stranded
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 25/Mar/13 with Peter
Good climbing, not a lot of gear but reasonable if you're confident at the grade (soft 4a?). Easier and better than Stranded.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/13 with Mike
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with Pleb
Pleb - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/13 with 2PointO
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12
kelliroberts3 - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/12 with Peter Rigby
rg1976 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with squicky
Great route! Plenty of varied climbing. Just a shame there is no way to protect any of it. Went around the corner early and directly up from second belay which were both more strenuous alternatives.
squicky - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with rg1976
George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Chris
Took the direct line straight up the nose of the buttress from the belay stance to come out left of the wire netting. Excellent rock, abysmal protection.
stafford101 - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/12 with George Frisby
again, not as good as I remember. Doing it barefoot might have something to do with it. Painful walk back to bags. Very dark when we finally got to the top, but worthwhile with the view of the SSB lit up.
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook
Practically soloed it because I only bothered with one (slightly dubious) sling round a spike for protection on the whole route as it was getting dark. Pretty easy for s I thought.
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook
Couldn't see much, climbing in the dark with Converse.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield
LouiseP - 2nd O/S - 16/Jan/12 with Rob
Warm in the sun, Lovely afternoon for January... Rope drag a bit of an issue at the moment due to ivy on the very top of the buttress by the top out
R_W_M - Lead rpt - 16/Jan/12 with LouiseP
AielSavage - AltLd - 06/Nov/11
Elliot Carrington - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Andy
Very vegetated, done in darkness.
stafford101 - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Charlie
Very vegetated and runout. Horrific rope drag when two pitches are linked. Climbed in the dark. Not recommended.
cbeard - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Chris Stafford
Slick - AltLd - 16/Jun/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina
Dave Ing - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11
kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Peter Rigby
Some good climbing, can be made more interesting as required. Over vegetated in places.
TDembrey - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/10 with Clay
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/10 with Todd
Quite bold for severe relay exposed good climbing though on the second pitch
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Rob Stanfield, David Bradbrook
Vegetation at the top is really annoying, otherwise brilliant.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/10
thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10
Matt Smyth - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Olly Pirkis
Lead pitch 2. Large audience at the top! Not a great climb, too broken, vegetated and chossy.
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
Followed on from Stranded. Dan 1st Me 2nd. Would be a half decent route if it weren't for the prolific vegitation and netting. Like Stranded, both pitches have a hard enough crux to warrant a 4a, but the rest is mundane. Head for the telescope by keeping left at the top.
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Dan
Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/09
schwenk - TR - Apr/09
Good but but sparse gear some tricky move but lovely views
bsavage - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/09 with Richard Craddock
Pete Rigby - AltLd - 2009
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/08
Worryingly sparse gear but in contrast to some other notes here I found some really nice climbing, particularly on the first pitch. The first belay ledge is lovely too. Very overgrown at the top though with a worrying runout.
Luke90 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Edd
Edd_Harris - 2nd dog - 12/Apr/08 with Luke90
mattf77 - Lead - 10/Feb/08 with tom connolly
lukehodson - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/07 with Greg Pittam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/07
Greg Pittam - Lead - 08/Oct/07 with Luke Hodson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07
Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Apr/07
Started + finished in the dark. Had a little wander around before finding a slightly easier looking way to the top.
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 - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Jon Miles
Overgrown in places and difficult to pick the route.
deanster01 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/06 with Laurie Neale
Got a bit stuck on the first pitch (lead), running into a blank wall with pro about 4m below. Eventually traversed (probably back onto the route!) and set up a hanging from a tree. Andy lead through to the top. Some dodgy rock in places.
Tempest - AltLd - Aug/06 with AndyM
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/06
cragdan - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with jamie
Really not worth the effort. Rambling, overgrown, and without interest.
beardy mike - Lead O/S - 2006 with Cant remember...
Went off route I think
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 2006
Hidden - Lead - 21/Dec/05
Finishing in the dark made it more exciting
RedFox - Lead - 12/Nov/05 with LR, EM
mol - AltLd - 18/Jun/05 with Dave
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 - AltLd - 24/Mar/04 with PJ
Paz - AltLd O/S - Mar/04 with SN
IceMonkey1982 - 2003
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
crux on the short groove
leland stamper - AltLd O/S - May/87 with richard baynes
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/75
Bolt Phobia - Lead - 07/Apr/74
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973