I lead the first pitch and accidentally part of the 2nd pitch too. I overshot the normal belay and took a belay at the top of the right-to-left ramp, just before the final left-to-right ramp. The brambles on the first pitch really are annoying and come at a delicate point where you could really do without the distraction. Some of the ledges are a bit dirty too (beware after rain!). All in all, an enjoyable route though, and the slab you topout on is in a great position. We added some tat to the ab point on the tree at the top of the slab, as the black rope looked pretty weathered and there was one other thinish piece
Steve Bartle - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/15 with danieleaston
Led the top bit this time
danieleaston - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/15 with Steve
led 2nd pitch. Top pitch felt hard to me. Great line though, quality climbing and features. It was a bit over grown and dirty. With a little more traffic it would be incredible
Kemics - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Mel
Led first pitch, bit run out to start. Some small hedges to pull through. Great varied route, least polish on gorge. Really enjoyed.
Melonfly - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Caleb
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15
bought a fair bit of rock off standing on something I shouldn't have on the top pitch. don't think it alters the grade but be careful with the rock quality
sheelba - AltLd - 16/Jun/15 with Kevin
Rebs - 2nd - 06/Jun/15 with Thom Jenkinson
Still good fun!
thom_jenkinson - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/15 with Rebs
Led the whole thing. Both pitches good fun (even if the first is a bit green) Second pitch makes the route however and has excellent and varied moves throughout.
thom_jenkinson - Lead O/S - 12/May/15 with Laura Shaw
I didn't enjoy the first pitch (brambles, route- finding) but the second pitch was excellent
danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Saz
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Caitlin
Awesome top pitch, not your typical gorge route!
sheelba - AltLd - 21/May/14
Tom F Harding - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14 with Sam Collins
steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 07/May/14 with George Frisby
George Frisby - Lead rpt - 07/May/14 with Steve Gibbs
Mike ran it in one pitch. Rope very nearly ran out. Pulled a solid looking hold off & fell. boo.
felixizzy - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/14
One of the hidden gems of Avon, that is well worth seeking out. Pleasant climbing on the 1st pitch proceeds the awesome 2nd pitch that weaves through E1 territory following rock reminiscent of Unknown Buttress. I led P1, Laura led P2
Ragingpossum - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/14 with laura shaw
First VS lead! Really enjoyed both pitches, particularly the second. Committing moves but good gear.
laurashaw - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/14 with William Bourne
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with George Frisby
Amazing climbing on the second pitch, great holds which you rarely see on Avon limestone. Good gear as well.
George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Steve Gibbs
James Jackson - 2014
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with Peter
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 16/May/13 with Ben
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Peter Rigby
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Tom
Cool rock, shame it seems so friable in places. Good top pitch on this.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Becca
Great climb. Airy, exposed top pitch but with very good protection.
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/12 with James N
jamesn89 - 2nd - 15/Aug/12 with george e
markfromstoke - Lead - 09/Aug/12 with Norman
Norman_P_W - 2nd - 09/Aug/12 with Mark Faulkner
Great route! Interest, variety, challenging...and it's not polished to within an inch of its life. We did it on the day of the 10k when the Portway was closed to give us a unique Avon experience - no polish and no traffic noise! Shhh, don't tell the others.
Bobling - Lead - 20/May/12 with Joe
bonoid - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Bobling
Lead 2nd pitch
TDembrey - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Peter
lead 1st pitch, very nice due to some vegetation, good protection, 2nd pitch is great, exposed climbing on beautiful rock
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Todd
4c pitch. Fantastic route!!! even though the vegetation was a little annoying. Exciting and slightly technical working way up crack/slanting slab. Good effort with 1st pitch James
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12 with James Rich
Very pleasantly surprised by this route it's really worth seeking out. I Lead p.1 and Rob led the excellent top pitch.
JamesRich - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12 with Rob stanfield
31770 - 2011
_m.cox_ - AltLd O/S - Oct/10 with Ben West
Really nice climb, but quite a lot of vegetation on P1. Got rained on near the top of P2 so felt quite tricky for 4c.
Clay C - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/10 with Steve Gibbs
steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/10 with Clay C
Nice route - 2nd pitch quite intimidating, initial ramp quite scarry - spent a lot of time sussing out the top move, but easier than it looks.
PaulWatson - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Muny
Chris P1, Gary P2.
Gary ended up a long way off route after thinking the 'much steeper ramp' was a flake rather than a ramp. Had a slight epic after finding himself in E3/4 territory! He ended up down-climbing back to the steeper ramp and climbed it.
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/10 with Gary Lewin
Did it in one long pitch, carefull rope work needed.
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Anna
Tomar - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/10 with "Brosky"
harder than I remember. Bits missing from top of P2?
ruaidh - Lead β - 30/Jul/09 with Ben, Rory
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/08
Led pitch 1.
CarolineH - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08 with Dave
Led P2. Abbed off a small bush- not really recommended
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 16/May/08 with CarolineH
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08
Al Palmer - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Ant
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/07
really nice, not 'hard for the grade' as guide book suggests.
Interesting last moves. Topped out in light rain. death(ish) descent in dark and wet down rock ramp then scramble
ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/07 with Ollie Mentz
gimmer - 2007
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/06
beardy mike - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Rob Brown
Digger - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with James Latham
mol - AltLd - 18/Jun/05 with Dave
FayeG - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/04 with Rory
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/04
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004
John Southworth - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Vicky Munn
Paz - Solo rpt - Aug/03
Paz - AltLd O/S - 2003 with SN
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/02
chris sm - AltLd O/S - 14/May/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002
CurlyStevo - Lead - 2001
Boxy - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/00
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
colin milton - Lead - Aug/99 with eric milton
kevp - Lead O/S - Mar/98 with Ben Halkesworth
Jim Brooke - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/97 with James Latham
mikej - AltLd - 20/Mar/97 with Nick Salmon
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 03/May/95 with FW
jim_randell - 2nd rpt - 07/Jun/94 with FW, WW
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/94 with MB