Gauche* VD
[The top section of Gauche (VDiff), highly underrated and one of the best of its grade in the Moors, 2 kb]2 pitches. Can be done in 2 pitches but best in 1. For an extra star, on the top slab, instead of following the dirty corner off right, cross the slab diagonally leftwards to finish as for Frigg/Odin.
Team from RAF Leeming, late 1950's.

Ticklists: NYMoors Classics.

Photo: The top section of Gauche (VDiff), highly underrated and one of the best of its grade in the Moors © Simon Caldwell
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This climb is in 51 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/15

Lot better than it looks from below. Not sure I trust that cave though...
glaramara - Lead - 12/Jul/15 with Mau mau

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/15

First visit to this crag, my first multi pitch lead, sophs first multi pitch 2nd and jess' first outdoor climb.. Lovely route, p2 is a great bit of climbing, thread central, only placed 2 pieces of metal work.. Gotta get back to get the big boys next door nailed
gateaublaster - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/15 with soph, Jess

onwardsandupwards - 22/Mar/15

David Stevens - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Keith

Keith Swainson - AltLd - 11/Oct/14 with david stevens

Finally got on it and very good it is too. 2 pitches.
freemanTom - 2nd - 05/Aug/14 with Keith CMC, Mike CMC

guisboro andy - Lead - Aug/14

whitts0632 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/14 with M. Dale

I never tire of this route
Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/14 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/14

jonnysims - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Matt Bello

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

Anne Gumbley - Lead - 26/Jun/13 with Mark Fairbank

p2 is so nice. good practice multi pitching for C3
lithos - 2nd - 25/Jun/13 with ccc

2 pitches for the hell of it, jugs and threads aplenty on p2. p1 is nought special
lithos - Lead - 22/May/13 with oddtoast

P1, ok but not the best bit, Jamie did P2 which was much more interesting..
Puma - AltLd - 21/May/13 with Jamie Brown

Lead P2. Jugs galore. Great route. Did original finish but (having done it later) Frig finish is probably better.
Jamie Brown - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Paul Davies

oddtoast - 2nd - 21/May/13 with lithos

Jodgson - 2nd - 05/Aug/12 with Sam Marks

Crowley6969 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/12

Will Smith - Lead rpt - 29/Dec/11 with chop_39

Tom Smith - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/11 with Will Smith

Joe's first lead? there is also a snap gate of mine on the belay ledge if anyone finds it and wants to return it? ;)
Sam Marks - AltLd rpt - 16/Oct/11

climbed with matt and john, made for an interesting climb in the dark. We soloed the first pitch and then john lead pitch 2. Great route!
Sam Marks - 08/Sep/11

I lead the first (poor) pitch and then jake lead the second. dont know what the fuss is about the belay in the cave, bloody bomber! and massively reduces rope drag. Also, if anyone can take a bow saw next time and cut off the half broken branch whitch lies across the route just befor the end of the first belay.
Sam Marks - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/11

Jake Hampshire - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/11

ablackett - 2nd - 13/Jul/11 with Andy Wallace

Took the original finish due to queues on Odin/Frigg - yes, queues at Whitestone!
Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 28/Jun/11 with Carmen

jason - 06/May/09 with manmike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09

mikecollins - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09 with manmike

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/08 with Carmen

Will Smith - 2nd rpt - 22/May/07 with David Dickinson

Done in two pitches. Did original finish keeping to the corner.
Will Smith - Lead rpt - 28/Dec/06 with Jonny

JonBrett - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/06 with Will Smith

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Simon

Done in one pitch with variation finish up the end of Frigg.
Will Smith - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/06 with Simon and Carmen

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 13/Jun/06 with Carmen and Will

IanJackson - Lead - Jun/06

Simon Caldwell - Lead rpt - 26/Jul/05 with Carmen

Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - Jun/93 with Martin

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 06/May/90 with Betty Cubby

Richard Weller - AltLd - 16/Apr/90 with Rob Sneyd

Southern Mark Smith - 1988

Hidden - Lead - Nov/86

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/85 with John Byrne

It snowed while I was on the upper slab. No gear placements (had none to place, really). Brushing snow off sloping holds. Total concentration. Absolutely brilliant - a fabulous route (but don't belay your second in the cave - no point in two coming off! Do it in one pitch.
allmag - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/74

Rog Wilko - Lead - 27/Apr/74 with Debbie Wilkinson

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 11/Jul/71

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