Giant's Cave Buttress*** VS 4c
[Enjoying the final pitch of Giants Cave Buttress , 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
A long and very popular route most suited to those who appreciate an audience. The climbing is fairly tricky in places but the belays are comfortable and the views of the suspension bridge spectacular. Start on a sloping ledge at the toe of the buttress with good nut belays in a small corner.
1) 4c, 25m. Move up and step right to a small corner just right of the arete. Make some technical moves on sloping holds up the small corner, before it becomes possible to move back left onto the front face of the buttress and climb a narrow corner to a bulging arete above, peg. Pull awkwardly left around the arete and climb to easier ground that leads to a large belay beneath an overhang.
2) 4a, 23m. Skirt the overhang on the left before heading back right and following short walls and ledges up to another large belay ledge below an overhanging wall.
3) 4c, 25m. Pull left around the arete to a hand-ledge and make a difficult move up to attain a standing position on it. Move left a little way to a corner and climb up to a ledge. Continue up the wall above to a corner and climb this before trending slightly right to the top. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
An absolutely cracking climb which follows the exposed arete from bottom to top, via the hermits cave railings!
Three pitches: 4c, -, 4c.
The first pitch is technically the crux, with thin but adequate protection, followed by a rather rambling pitch (spice can be added by taking the roof direct at HVS). The Final pitch is the highlight of the climb, plunging you into immediate exposure as you step off the belay. Remember to say hi to tourists in the cave, its only polite...

A Hicklin, F E Bennett (in Spring) 01/Jan/1958

Ticklists: Avon Gorge non-Extremes, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, South West Climbs for a Northerner, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Avon VSes.

Photo: Enjoying the final pitch of Giants Cave Buttress © Quarryboy
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This climb is in 549 logbooks, and on 54 wishlists.

Juliette Edwards - 2nd - 26/Aug/15 with Seth

Lead second pitch. Piece o' cake.
AshBarnes - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/15 with Ric

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/15 with Ash Barnes

WillAndrew - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Matt

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/15

Fun climb. Had my eye on it for ages but it threw me off. Led the first pitch then fell off at the bulge after the belay. Ledge, bounce, ledge etc, got down then blues and twos to hospital! Five stars to the NHS, and no fracture, happily. Left the anchor in situ if anyone finds it....
seabrook - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/15

Ben did p1 and p2 just as the sun was setting. Then we watched the ballon fiesta fireworks from belay 2 and then I led p3 with a headtorch. Great fun and an amazing view of the bridge lighting up at night
m_andersson - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/15 with Ben Leslie

Gustav - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Laura

Martin led P1+2, I led P3. Cracking climbing, great weather, great views.
DoMakeSayThink - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Martin Andersson

I led p1 and p2 and then Ben mastered p3. Great views with the suspension bridge.
m_andersson - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Ben Leslie

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/15

Led P2 only
my - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/15 with Mike H

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jul/15

Led P1 & P3
TimKnight - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Dave Marshall

Alessandro Tentori - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Jan Hrbacek

Jan.Hrb - AltLd - 20/Jun/15 with Alessandro

Forgot how tricky the move around the corner on P3 is. Made it after a few goes.
KatOstrich - AltLd - 18/Jun/15 with Matt

jammy4536 - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/15

There were some birds (possibly ravens) nesting on a small ledge near the second belay ledge. They were however quite far back from the anchor position.
maddy92 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/15 with Connie-Em

Connie-Em - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/15 with David Maddison

Win-yei - 2nd - 31/May/15 with Rob

Lead all three pitches. Was a bit nervous of this one but glad it's done! The main crux was tricky but not too bad. Dropped belay device at top of 2nd pitch. Despite nearly succeeding in fishing it back up with the nut key I managed to drop it again. Luckily landed on another ledge so belayed Win up with an Italian hitch and she picked it up on the way.
Rob Morgan - Lead - 31/May/15 with Win-yei

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 31/May/15

Amazing view, a lot of public. I freaked out a couple of times going the wrong way.
BoHeMlo - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Andrew Collins

AndrewCollins - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with Fernando

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/15

Lead the second pitch. 3rd pitch had a scary start!!
AshBarnes - AltLd O/S - 13/May/15 with Joe Eyeington

Lead P1&3. Classic avon polish and runouts but some really nice moves on pitch 3 with some nice exposure
JoeE - AltLd O/S - 13/May/15 with Ashley Barnes

Led 2 and 3, had a horrible moment on the second pitch when a hold came off in my hand!
sheelba - AltLd - 12/May/15 with Cara, Naomi

Hidden - AltLd - 01/May/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/15

Lead all three pitches. Found the 'crux' move easy at 4c, but maybe that's because I am lanky! Last pitch was really good fun with great views as you climbed. In a lovely location. Finished just as the sun was setting and even got our photograph taken! Really been wanting to do this for ages and it did not disappoint.
Legs - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15

jammy4536 - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/15

Pete Scott - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Robin Joy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/15

purpledistorsion - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/15

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/15 with Duncan Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/15

P1 +P2
Doug miller - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/15 with Steven Salisbury, chris joyce

Lead 1st pitch, Mim did the 2nd and Dave did the 3rd in the dark
hutchay - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Miriam Billig, Dave Clover

I led the second pitch, Hutch the first and Dave the third
miriamclaire - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/15 with hutchay

Great move on P3 to start!!
Mrobinson005 - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Phil Brown

Took the roof on pitch 2 direct but it's all about the last pitch, maybe 3 star if pitch 2 was a bit cleaner.
brew_guru - 19/Mar/15 with Tom R

Dino Dave - AltLd rpt - 18/Mar/15 with Dan Akam

Great climb up some surprisingly good rock. Grippy, sharp holds definitely contribute, and the sense of audience gives a good additional spice. Extremely enjoyable route and great exposure on the final pitch
jammy4536 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with James Cutler

James 1 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with jammy4536

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/15

JamesRich - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Lewis

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Nov/14

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Nov/14

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Oct/14

badgerjockey - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Kuang

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/14 with Verity

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14

Angrypenguin - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Cat

Really nice climbing all the way, just about finished before the sun went down
catty_9 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Peter Crowther

hutchay - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Fliss

Nice route. Led P2 slightly off route (or so I'm told). Whatever I did felt certainly tech-gradable contrary to the guide. Fantastic position and a good one to get back into climbing after a summer away.
thom_jenkinson - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Tom Eldridge

Pitches 1 & 3 with Harvey.
mikedevcole - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/14

Lead all 3 pitches. Awesome position on the crag. The first pitch was pretty slow and technical, middle pitch was easy cruising, and the third pitch was beautifully exposed and didn't want to stop. Great route.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Brian Goodman, Alex Randall

arandall - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/14 with Brian, Joe Coxson

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Rory

Great route, I led the middle pitch, but by the 5a direct variation which was very good climbing.
laurence_falconer - AltLd rpt - 28/Aug/14 with Zolly Whitaker, Laura Shaw

Zolly Whitaker - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Laura Shaw, Laurence Falconer

laurashaw - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/14 with Zolly Whitaker, laurence falconer

Steve Bartle - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Tom F Harding

Finished up this to get back to Clifton. Some really nice positions high up. Only a couple of sections of proper climbing though -- otherwise pretty disjointed.
Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/14

Does P3 make up for the first two? I don't know.
Tom F Harding - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Steve Bartle

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14

corinrathbone - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/14 with Łukasz Harazin

Great route. I led P1+3, Kat led P2.
James_L88 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Kat Day

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/14

Lead it and then climbed the second two pitches on top rope because dan left his bag at the top of p1. Quite an intersting experience.
felixizzy - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/14

Nice climb, but don't see it as the claimed classic. Glad to get to following 4C in first day back though
PaulWatson - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/14 with DaveTalbot

danmullett - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Led pitches 1 & 3
danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Saz

pitches 1 and 3. Took a completely different line than last time. Much harder going left..and scary!
Kemics - AltLd rpt - 08/Jul/14 with Mel

Slipped foot on first pitch following leader.
Melonfly - AltLd dog - 08/Jul/14 with Caleb

Dino Dave - AltLd rpt - 06/Jul/14 with Dad

Dave Mahon - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Matt Jackson

Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Audry Morrison

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Jun/14

joelewisoutdoor - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14

jackc - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14

Probably not 3 star. Gears a bit spaced. Nice having a audience.
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/14

AngelaC - AltLd - 03/Jun/14 with Jeremy

matt_claydon - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/14 with Corin rathbone

corinrathbone - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/14 with Matt Claydon

P2. Nice afternoon in the sun with the tourist audience. Some sketchy moves on sloping polish, accompanied with sparse gear. Not sure it's worth 3 stars, I think it's suffered from location-star-inflation.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Dave Tait

ben.richards - AltLd β - 18/May/14 with Alex Burt

Lead p1 and p3, such a nice route, not huge amount of gear
KatOstrich - AltLd - 04/May/14 with Tash

Not too polished, nice climb. Did the HVS variation through the overhangs on P2 - no surprises.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Jeff Mashburn

Jeff Mashburn - 2nd β - 04/May/14 with Dave Mahon

philmcf - AltLd O/S - May/14

P 1&3. Cool climbing.
felixizzy - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/14

Raced the sun up the crag
Cheese Monkey - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/14 with Vienna

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/14

deano - Lead - 10/Apr/14 with stacey parker

enjoyable steady climb, lead easy third pitch, placing just 1 hex, finally climbed after looking up wanting to climb it for ages!
Matthew Martin Wsm - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with martin paley

Great climbing. Led P1 & P3. One or two committing moves but all worth it!
Deary65 - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Matt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Apr/14

Led pitch 3
Rebs - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/14 with Ben Caley

bencaley - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/14 with Rebs

est1985 - 2nd - 23/Mar/14 with Chris Malin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Didn't think this was worth the hype, 1-2 stars max,
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dan from Bristol, Hamish

Dan lead P1 and P3, I did P2. Some tricky moves at the start of P3.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dan Stickland, Andrea

Jim Brooke - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Katherine

my body has forgotten how to climb, it seems, but the sunshine: glorious.
katherinesydney - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/14 with jim brooke

andy dunn - AltLd - 09/Mar/14 with J

George Frisby - Lead rpt - 04/Mar/14 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/14 with George Frisby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14

erkdaly12 - 2nd O/S - 2014

James Jackson - 2014

jonbwoy - 2014

mike mo - 2014

I lead pitch 1 & 3 - mike did the middle
kenneM - AltLd - 13/Nov/13 with Mike Dudley

Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd - 20/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13

andy dunn - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/13 with J

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/13

ali macphee - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/13

Lead P1, Jamie lead P2 (HVS variation) and P3
sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Jamie

Led P2 with HVS variation
Slick - AltLd - 01/Aug/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Variation to the right on P1 - still can't hack the direct! Excellent evening for the route
stafford101 - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/13 with George Frisby

George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/13

Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Rad

ran first 2 pitches together.bold feeling start due to no protection.ben led last part.the 'testing move' very satisfying when finaly sussed out.
minexplorer - AltLd - 04/Jul/13 with cheese monkey

Lead all three pitches, strung 2 and 3 together which seemed better than having to belay round the corner and 2 is so quick I wasn't ready to stop. Rope drag wasn't too bad, even though used most of the length of 60m ropes. Some great positions, and a couple of bold (for me!) moves above gear. No audience in cave as climbed Sunday evening, but the moral support would be useful for the few moves at the start of P3.
matt_claydon - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Pete Derrett

my first VS multipitch! Took a tumble seconding at the crux of P3. Glad no one was watching from the gallery as i did an almighty poo in my pants! Found the polish awful too.
Alex Parker - 2nd - 25/Jun/13 with laura parker

What a climb! Lead all pitches. Yes it is a bit polished but the exposure is awesome, being watched from the gallery is kind of cool and stepping out from belay ledge on P3 is amazing. Papabear did a great job of seconding. Husband and wife romance!
Laura Parker - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Alex Parker

I only lead the middle pitch (the easy one)
abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/13 with Jack Verber

Went off route on P1, which added spice. Crux at start of P3 provided exposure and polish in equal measure!
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/13

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13

pitch 1 and 3. Took a bit of manning up for the crux of p3 with the offputting crowd on the bridge, although p1 was harder overall. hot, hot, hot, just a touch of sunburn!
kirsten - AltLd - 26/May/13 with george

georgeevans88 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with kirsten

Tried the overhang variant on pitch 2 again, failed again. Guess I'm too scared to hit the ledge...
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 25/May/13 with Mike

Excellent climb. Specially P3, the difficult move up to attain a standing position with an audience watching from the gallery.
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Peter

a little sun, a little rain, a little hail, a little wind - made for an adventurous afternoon out
Stanners - Lead rpt - 23/May/13 with Alex Rhodes

Ace afternoon out - sunny spells with rain and even hail showers on the 3rd pitch made it all the more interesting!
Alex_RhodesUK - 2nd O/S - 23/May/13 with Rob Stanfield

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 22/May/13 with Mustafa

Don't think deserves 2 stars. very dirty and loose in sections. helmets recommended.
mkonca - 2nd O/S - 22/May/13 with steve gibbs

simonf - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Simon, Mike

Very polish in places. Not much to the second pitch.
localboy - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Simon C, Simon F

P1 and P3 were my leads, Stephen led direct P2.
crispycodd - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Stephen Venables

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/13

Felt more difficult than it should have been. Or am I just getting old?
Quirina - 2nd rpt - 20/May/13 with Neil Larsen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/13

Luke Davies - AltLd - 08/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

Robin Woodward - Lead - May/13

Alex the Alex - AltLd O/S - May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/13

Let 1st and 2nd pitch
joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Dave King

djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Joe Doherty

Day started off seeming like a bit of a catastrophe, couldn't find the right rope and was in doubt about whether the two we had were long enough, it turned out were were ok in the end though. The pitches all went well although the last one got me a bit worried as both Dave and Mark had a bit of a problem with it, eventually they both got up and although a bit scared were ok.
Quarryboy - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/13 with Mark Pellowe, David Bradbrook

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 22/Apr/13 with Clare

Interesting in the snow!!!
Duncan Turner - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/13

riff156 - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/13 with Hannahc

Lead second pitch. Climbed at night, good adventure!
laurence_falconer - AltLd - 27/Feb/13 with Will Attridge, Harry Kingston

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Feb/13

Top end of the grade. Did the direct version up the overhang on pitch 2.
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 23/Feb/13 with Alex Bryant

Alex Bryant - 2nd β - 23/Feb/13 with Chris Sansum

First and second pitch are excelent climbing. Lead the second pitch which doesnt have a tech grade. Really good fun climbing with satisfying moves!
laurence_falconer - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Neil Morbey

nice climb in great location, went back and climbed in the dark couple of days later. nice little adventure.
Harry Kingston - Lead O/S - Feb/13 with Naomi Malkin

riff156 - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Jo Smith

jcw - 2013

Lead the first pitch this time, Joe got two and three. First time I have ever topped out to applause! Still a great climb, if only pitch two had a bit more ooomph...
Bobling - AltLd - 02/Dec/12 with Joe

bonoid - AltLd β - 02/Dec/12 with Bobling

sheelba - 2nd - 18/Nov/12

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12

JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Jay Jackson

Did 1st and 3rd. Great views and brilliant ledges. Climbing was on and off, But the start of the 3rd pitch was fantastic
steve-grigg - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

lead pitch 2, couldnt do the start of pitch one in my slightly hung over, slightly knackered state so partner lead one and three. gets 3 stars for the position and belay ledges, climbing is rather hot and cold, but when its hot its very good.
Webster - AltLd - 07/Oct/12

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

1st pitch
patrickc - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Sue

Forgot my shoes so had to do in trainers rather than something more taxing
maresia - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/12 with Mike Kann

Lead P1 and 3
Becky H - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Harry Bloxham

HarryB - AltLd rpt - 19/Sep/12 with Becky

A bit harder than I remember, but then I did have to get up the start of Costa Brava (E4) after my partner belayed at the tree under the cave.
squicky - AltLd rpt - 16/Sep/12 with George

Slick - AltLd - 13/Sep/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina

LJKing - AltLd - 08/Sep/12 with Bud Chawla

Nice route - exposed & fun. Slightly polished at the start. Laurence led P1, I combined P2 & P3. Ran out of the 50m rope at the top (as anticipated) - so I used the 60m rope to get the belay around a tree at the fence. Strange to top out amongst all the tourists and walk back through town! Tips: Recommend combining P1 & P2 for a nicer start to P3, the step around the arete would probably feel friendlier if your belayer wasn't miles away out of sight. 60m ropes recommended if combining pitches. Also - avoid bringing anything but climbing gear to the route. Scrambling back up & down to grab packs is a major pain. Very sunny, bring water.
budchawla - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Laurence King

kelliroberts3 - AltLd rpt - 07/Sep/12 with Peter Rigby

Pete Rigby - AltLd rpt - 07/Sep/12 with Kelli Roberts

Went back for this after being rained away with steph earlier in the year. Led p1+3. P1 polished but only a couple of moves. P2 was short lived and p3 had a hard move onto the ledge then took some route finding to get to the top. Finished in darkness :-) lots of drag on p3. Beautiful views.
saz_b - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Ben Wetherill

This was the third time I'd climbed this route (not counting the time we got rained off) and I'm sure I've done it differently each time
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/12 with Emily

BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Tom

O/S on the "HVS" pitch...which is kinda fun and felt easy for HVS. Done with Rocker's Revenge.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Becca

MP Knee down on a crux move but 1st VS of the yr!
Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Dan Wallis

markfromstoke - AltLd - 26/Jul/12 with Ian

2nd pitch direct over overhangs, bit tricky. Prob not really OS for me, I think I climbed it as a wee lad.
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with Mark

led pitch 2 and 3, tried to do the overhang directly on pitch 2, decided to go round it after two failed attempts, seemed quite hard for 5a
pheotleyr - AltLd rpt - 22/Jul/12 with Dan

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12

Led P1 & P3
Joemanglerocks - AltLd - 01/Jul/12 with TimKnight

Led P2
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Paul Anker

morpcat - 2nd - 24/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/12

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

Still a great route, with a surprisingly tricky start.
Si Carter - AltLd - 01/Jun/12 with Colin Tiley

DOVEY - 27/May/12 with Jake.P+ Billie

I led the first and final pitch with rob doing the second. The heat in the gorge made it slightly more entertaining.
Ragingpossum - AltLd rpt - 25/May/12 with R_W_M

Lead Pitches 2 and 3.
TDembrey - AltLd rpt - 19/May/12 with Peter

led 1st pitch, very nice route with good protection. felt quite easy
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Todd

Jason led P1 in beautiful weather. Wind got up, cloud blew over and we bailed of some fixed tat to the left in heavy rain/hail.
Nick Russell - 2nd dnf - 14/May/12 with Jason

Me P1&3, Kylie P2. Did 5a move on P2 on second. Nice route, enjoyed it more than last time. Still very scrappy climbing in the second pitch and top half of the 3rd, position and exposure is nice though.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with Kylie Richards

Lovely route, I lead the middle pitch which was pretty straightforward, some very nice positions.
Kylie - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12 with mullermn

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Sarah Wysling

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/May/12

mikeydee135 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/12 with Evan Hall, Mai Wong

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/12

Dean177 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Brett McElwaine

mallardhealhook - 2nd β - 13/Apr/12

Dino Dave - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Dad

flyinfrenchy - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with ben.richards

P1 me, P2 Alex, P3 me. Got papped by someone taking photos for the new CC guidebook - had to wait mid-rockover on P1 whilst he got the shot!! Big move onto the hand ledge on P3 but well protected and graced with good holds.
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Alex French

Great start to our final free day before GCSE revision kicks off. Great effort by Andy.
Stanners - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Andy G

CreepingExcellence. - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Rob Stanfield

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12

Quirina - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Neil Larsen

Phil led P1 and P3 - P1 has a polished start and shook my nerve a little. P2 has a tricky opening move(possibly should have moved left a bit more), a messy middle and massive rope drag at the top. P3 feels great - proper climbing and the views all the way are fantastic - got my picture taken by some guys on the bridge!
Mistee - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Phil

Led P1 & P3.
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Nicki

climb with dave i took first and third pitch
lukewilliams - AltLd - 16/Mar/12

Glyn - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Amy

Had a go at the HVS line on P2 but not feeling strong enough atm. Had a good audience for most of it, including about 6 people in the cave! Lovely sunshine too :)
Katherine Ross - 2nd rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Jamie Roberts, Harry Bloxham

HarryB - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with Katherine Ross, Jamie

zcsharp - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Katherine Ross, Harry

Led p2. Opted for slabby runout rather that overhang. Made outrageous rope drag. Calebs pitches were ace.
katherinesydney - AltLd rpt - 10/Mar/12 with caleb kemics

pitches 1 & 3. Was surprised at how hard moving direct off the belay was from pitch 2, possibly off line. Pitch 3 was utterly spectacular, great compact dark limestone, good gear, stunning views of the gorge. Legit 3 stars.
Kemics - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Katherine

Top pitch is the draw card.
Kevster - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

ali macphee - Lead dnf - 13/Feb/12 with lukerathmell

lukerathmell - AltLd dnf - 13/Feb/12 with Ali Macphee

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Alice

ambrooker - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/12 with Tom

Forecast was for 0 degree temperatures, but the sun was out with no wind so felt lovely and warm. Lovely route, tricky moves!
pffft - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/12 with Jojo Mills

A few incidents to make the climb certainly more entertaining.
Ragingpossum - 2nd - 22/Jan/12 with Chris Stafford

Great climb!
stafford101 - Lead β - 22/Jan/12 with Will Bourne

saintlade - 2012

DanMc - AltLd O/S - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Yet again great route. First time I've led top pitch. Not as hard as first time I tried it. Rain shower at top of first pitch made us debate on how we would escape. But deciding to sit it out paid off and managed to get to the top in the end. Happy days.
Stanners - AltLd rpt - 17/Dec/11 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook

The weather decided to give us a hard time!
Quarryboy - AltLd rpt - 17/Dec/11 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

A great route despite the weather. I'll definitely be back to Lead it.
JamesRich - 2nd O/S - 17/Dec/11 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Ld P3, weird climbing with so many random people around. Nice start to P3 and good position but climbing itself pretty forgetable
jezb1 - AltLd - 02/Dec/11

pete1993 - AltLd - 06/Nov/11

Final pitch only
Ragingpossum - 2nd - 27/Oct/11

led the 5a overhang - nice climb but soooo many people around
davenev - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with mick

Did P3 in the dark - was good fun! Great views of the bridge all the way up, and it's a better climb than Piton Route. Had to go back this morning to rescue gear that Rob had just unclipped.
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/11 with Rob, Charlie Beard

Rob's first outdoor climbing! Left late afternoon and finished up on the top in the dark. Rode in on a Tandem!
cbeard - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/11 with Rob Sievwright, Katherine Ross

Led all with P1/2 as one pitch. Did the direct overhung line.
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11 with Mungo Nash, Geoff Pyatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11

Did the spicy 5a alternative on the second pitch and had to pop back down to the belay point because it was too hard to begin with.
squicky - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Cragking

Led P2 with 5a variation. A bit too much veg but the initial overhang is good. Seconding P3 as rain and wind picked up was exciting.
Stanners - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/11 with Iggy

Spiced up a bit by a few rain showers...
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/11

Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11

arandall - Lead rpt - Sep/11 with Hebe Knowles

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with duncan

mary - 2nd - 20/Aug/11 with Dale Gautrey

James' first outdoor climb! Climbed to get a quick route in in the afternoon after getting rained off at Wintour's Leap then retreating to the indoor wall in Bristol. Climbing with no guidebook was fun!
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/11 with James Ogilvie

Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 12/Aug/11 with Emma Hawkins, Nick

2nd April 11 - Excellent climbing with plenty of on-lookers to cheer you on. The slippery start gives way to some nice open climbing and great views. Lead pitch 2 and 3. It helps if you have a bit of height on the second pitch start, and it's plain sailing in the final pitch with some great exposure, leaving your second plenty of time to grandstand for the audience on the avon suspension bridge to the point where they call him the "hero of the climb", despite the fact you lead the bloody thing (still bitter about that)! 1 Aug 11 Climbed again with "The Norfolk Machine", this time taking the first pitch on lead and seconding P1&2. Two hours enjoyable climbing. The opening pitch starts with a slippery outing and thin gear, but opens up after the first few metres to reveal good gear options. If there's a peg at the top of P1 I didn't find it but there's an excellent crack just waiting to be loaded with gear for protection in any case.
ashley_sandeman - AltLd β - 01/Aug/11 with Richard Miles, kingrollo

Chris P1, Phil P2 & 3
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 24/Jul/11 with Phil Mitchell

Led pitches 2 & 3, got my photo taken on the crux by some tourists. Good climb and worth a repeat
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Chris Sansum

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with gary burgess

Now have finally climbed every pitch on Giant's Cave Buttress. The final pitch was sensational. The first pitch is serious for anyone breaking into the VS grade being both polished and lacking in gear on the initial moves. A must do for any prospective 'Avonite' VS leader. Don't forget to wave to the crowd on the balcony!
roscoe - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/11

P1. Great climb because of the situation. First pitch made me concentrate. Second pitch a bit of a scramble - made up for by the superb finish!
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Robert

Another classic that was worth the wait, only let down by some loose rock at the top of pitch one. Final pitch was sheer joy and for once I was leading! Word to the wise, bring shoes - it's a long way down to the Main Area car park in bare feet.
Bobling - AltLd - 19/Jul/11 with James P

Spectacular situation, generally average climbing made worthwhile by two interesting moves (start of third pitch in particular). Climbed after a huge downpour - very dry, no problems.
lewiz - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Mishtu Tiwary, Vlad Vishnyakov

mishtu - 2nd - 16/Jul/11 with lewiz

Funky, urban climbing. I led pitch two and Lasma cooly led pitches one and three. We both found the top pitch pretty spicy for 4c.. maybe we're not used to limestone and climbing routes which aren't cracks! Awesome belays and situations. Massive exposure going into final pitch and a good audience from the bridge and cave!
sophiecb - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Lasma

It was hard to trust Avon Gorge limestone as it seemed to be quite brittle! Certainly a "spicy" 4c with some bouldery moves on rather poorly protected sections made me feel bold!
Lasma - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with sophiecb

karenhh - AltLd - 05/Jul/11 with Tom Brierley

maresia - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/11 with Tim Sanders

You might get an audience from the suspension bridge :P
Tom Brierley Gore - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Shijing Hu

andy dunn - AltLd rpt - 01/Jul/11 with Big Ben, Alan

Top pitch only
stafford101 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11

Andy pitch one, me two and three.
bonelessivar - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/11 with Andy

Lead all pitches
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Charlotte

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11 with Carol

Carol Goodall - AltLd - 28/May/11 with Jonnie Williams

Slick - AltLd - 24/May/11 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/11

HarryB - AltLd O/S - 11/May/11 with Al

Slick - AltLd - 11/May/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/11

Led P1 and P3. third pitch was very exposed. tried to look cool in front of the people in the cave but didnt work to well, leg wouldnt stop shaking :D
stvredmond - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with colin johnson

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Apr/11

Easter Monday - beautiful weather. Early-ish start but beaten to the climb by another pair! Very tricky crux move at the start of pitch 3. Matt led pitches 1&3, I led pitch 2.
Jeavsy - AltLd - 25/Apr/11 with Matt Swannell

Pitch's 1 and 3.
arandall - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Isaac Whitcombe

Murdie - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Nick, Rob

Foot popped off polished holds on the start of the 1st pitch
zombie_pat - AltLd dog - 21/Apr/11

Led P2
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11

LisaA - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/11 with Fresher

awesome climb!
Sianny - 2nd dog - 02/Apr/11 with Al

first pitch lead only, Ash took 2nd and last.
kingrollo - AltLd - 02/Apr/11

Greg Pittam - AltLd β - 20/Mar/11 with Sophie Keltie

Classic gorge outing: cold, polished, dark by the end. Fun climbing, dissapointingly no tourists in the cave, although did surprise a photographer at the top.
aipattison - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/11 with UBMC

kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/11

Got to Pitch 3, dark, decided P3 looked a bit tricky so traversed around in a 4 pitch escape up a grassy gully to the right of the route.
Kate Edhouse - AltLd dnf - 17/Feb/11 with Kyle Worgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11

31770 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

MHutch - 2011

jonbwoy - 2011

P1 and P3 really nice route. Didn't envy Twigs on P2 as it was a garden
mikeyg - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/10 with Will Twigger

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with tom mills, victim of mathematics

Led P1. Really nice climbing in a great setting.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Tom, crossdressingrodney

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Clare

some bits were very exposed, exciting climb! guy commited suicide as I finished 3rd pitch from suspension bridge...nice... R.I.P
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/10

Some guy killed himself by jumping off the suspension bridge not something I will forget quickly the climb was good though
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Rob Stanfield

Led 3rd pitch and we did 5a variation on 2nd pitch
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Todd

Lead 1st and 2nd pitch with 5a variation.
TDembrey - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Clay

Quirina - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Neil Larsen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/10

Pete Rigby - Solo rpt - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

paulnc - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

did 1st and 3rd pitch
bsavage - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Richard Craddock

dan ely - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with jesse

some good climbing on the 1st pitch, 2nd was rather loose, though easy at the same time, P3 was all over after the first few moves, though the outstanding position made up for it. really inspired to follow the true line of the arete right to the top in the future...
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Alan

Lead p3, monkey did 1&2 with 5a variation. Annoyingly fell off due to a sudden rope snag while climbing the overhang, so have to claim it as dogged. Move round the aręte on p3 very nice, rest of the pitch so-so. Unable to retrieve a nut low down on p1.
mullermn - AltLd dog - 22/May/10 with Monkey

A great climb. Led P1 and P2 (5a variation - not HVS though as it is straight off a massive ledge). Lovely rock, lovely moves and sufficient protection.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Mullermn

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/10

7om - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with Pete Entwistle

Pete.ent - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with 7om

Fantastic repeat (probably my 8th ascent) but first in ~9 years. Can never grow tied of P3 and that sunset by the bridge. P1 always a rude awakening from complacency.
Will Homoky - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/10 with Tom Whitton

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - Mar/10 with GF

T ny - 2010

Had bailed before top pitch previously with Niall
wildrover220 - AltLd β - 31/Oct/09 with Ali Dixon

Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 18/Oct/09

tommoulds - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Schramm

Finished in the dark - great fun
mark schramm - Lead - 10/Oct/09 with tom m

Fairly easy. One slightly difficult rock over on exposed face on last pitch (my obs platform).
lizzie789 - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Alisdair Franks

Led the first and last pitches. Wonderful to lead the top pitch. The first felt a bit desperate straight off at VS
maresia - AltLd rpt - 22/Aug/09 with Billy

Led 2nd (easy) pitch - don't think I'm quite up to the other 2 yet - must come back in 6 months as a top climb.
Shonkhor - AltLd rpt - 22/Aug/09 with Ben

The polish, the POLISH. Virtually unprotectable move eight feet above sloping ledge right at the start on slippery rock. Good way of clearing a hangover. Can probably chain P1 and P2 with a 60m, latter is just a scramble.
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/09 with Rory, Ben, Ben

Shona H - 2nd - 07/Jul/09 with Jon wilson, Martyn Eales

All pitches. Finished in the dark. favourite route this year. Agree with climber below: it is 2.5 stars! One or two moves are high end 4c but lots of the route is 4a or below. Gear is quite spaced. No quibles with VS.
James Moyle - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09 with D. Murphy

Mr. K - 2nd - 27/Jun/09 with Jon Hauser

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/09

Rpt. P1 and P3 seemed tricky tonight. Perhaps they were the warmup pitches as P3, the usual crux, just much easier than 3 years ago. For added interest, 3 fire engines and various police cars turned up when we were on P3 belay. See photos.
Feeling bold - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/09 with Neil, Cheddar John

Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Rachel Lenane

Really good climb
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Clive

Incl. 5A overhang
jh5638 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Peter Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Great moves & position on the crux wall but the rest of the route a little broken. Found 1st pitch hardest - perhaps something fallen off?
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Joe

joehanks61 - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Very intersting start to 3rd pitch with the mantal. One to really get the heart going when starting out.
Wrighty87 - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/09 with Chris Mountford

abbed in and did the final pitch, nice climb.
scorpia97 - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/09 with Caspian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09

led first and third pitches.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Gareth, Graham Dolman

Jon returned to complete - I lead final pitch to joy of spectators. Soft for grade.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Jon Thompson

mol - 2nd - 07/Mar/09 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 07/Mar/09 with Molly Thompson

jon thompson27 - AltLd - Mar/09 with Alex Thompson

Excellent climb. Nice exposure leaving second belay.
SC - 2nd rpt - 25/Jan/09 with mike kann

wicked fun, climbed it all in the rain and finished in the dark.
jominator - Lead O/S - 2009 with wu

jominator - 2009

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Daryl Waycott

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 2009

Awesome last pitch.
Spacetourist - Lead O/S - 2009 with Rosea

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Dec/08

led p2 and 3
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/08 with Howard

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/08

MagnusL - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Andy

Chris Sansum - Lead β - 27/Jul/08 with Gary Lewin

Greg Pittam - AltLd O/S - Jul/08 with Kate Keltie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08

Pitch 3 blind corner to swing onto blank face and traverse – zero gear and teeter left then climb direct up … no gear still…again no gear having lead out around toward a viewing platform (yellow railings in picture) and up the ivy. I simply couldn’t find A) any gear B) the route C) reserve energy on the direct line up. Anyhow took my longest hardest lead fall around 10-12 metres lob and fell through a silver berch tree ripped out two small branches, ripped my gear loop which had 4 hexes, 4 quick draws & a sling. Most dangling in the tree out of reach. Retrieved later that week Feet pointed outward so stubbed my toes, black nails, puss & blood. Realized I couldn’t stand on my feet any longer, abd off. Anyway limping at the bottom we laughed it all off & realized I couldn’t compress the clutch (left toe worst off) struggled to get myself home (very late & in trouble with my wife & was expected to walk the dog on one foot.
jon thompson27 - Lead dog - Jun/08 with Roger Wickham

catemuir - 2nd - Jun/08 with Calum Smith

Lead the 1st and 3rd pitch. Really like the final pitch nice exposure and great view of the avon gorge and suspension bridge.
dzlhodgson - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08 with Alan Sage

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/May/08

Phenominally windy day
KRB - Solo rpt - 11/Mar/08

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

lead 1st and 3rd pitch
rh5980 - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/07 with Eddie Hung

Led middle pitch, did 5a overhang variation
Eddie Hung - AltLd O/S - 10/Dec/07 with Rob Horton

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Claire

Led 1st pitch
Al Franks - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/07 with Sam Howell

Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/07 with Sam Howell

Jen79 - 2nd - 07/Sep/07 with Matt Tranter

Jack Symmons - AltLd - 30/Aug/07 with Chris T

Circus - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Dan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/07

A really nice line up an arete - the most obvious line on the cliff. I'd give it 2.5 stars. Gear is a bit sparse in places, often where you would most need it, on the technical moves. Cave window on the 3rd pitch is a bit surreal, with the tourists about 10 feet away as you set off to climb the pitch. Felt as hard as some HVS routes elsewhere. Take some cash so you can buy ice cream and visit the camera obscura at the top.
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Weilin Wang

Led the easy picth only
pandalover - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Chris

Lev - AltLd rpt - 07/May/07 with Emma Ross, Sarah Stanbridge

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/May/07

django - 2nd O/S - May/07 with John Rowe

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with somerset swede basher

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Tom Dixon

RedFox - AltLd rpt - 03/Mar/07 with Eddie Hung

gimmer - 2007

Matt Tranter - 2007

Matt Tranter - 2007

maresia - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/06 with Rob Scheichl

Greg Pittam - 2nd - Aug/06 with James Burrows

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/06

Richard lead 1st pitch, I lead 2nd and Jon lead the 3rd pitch with the committing start next to the belay.
timstyles - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/06 with Richard King, Jon Bradley

tom.e - Lead rpt - 05/May/06 with Charlie Everett

I tried an alternative route on last pitch pulling the rope horizontal to go right and use the pockets. Touch hard though and forgot that I still had to get gear out. Meanwhile, I had collected a quite a few onlookers on bridge. So back round the bend to perform the hard bit up the edge while onlookers hanging out of cave with camera. Heaved myself up in do it or die moment. Be a while before I try that again! but hey scenic.
Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - May/06 with Ian - Yorkshire

beardy mike - Lead O/S - 2006 with Many

John Lisle - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Lead pitches 1 & 3
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Neil Ferguson

Many times
Richard Hall - Lead - 2006

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Dec/05 with Dan Graves

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Nov/05

led the 5a variant middle pitch. Nick led the rest. started after the 70' scramble at the bottom. The old peg on the top pitch long gone! Finished off with a pint in The Mall.
JamieAyres - AltLd rpt - 27/Nov/05 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 27/Nov/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/05

Fat Tim - Lead rpt - 09/Oct/05 with James Wright

kyt341k - 2nd β - Oct/05 with Tim Rolfe

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Jo Stadden

Hidden - Solo rpt - Jul/05

mwh - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/05 with Little T

mol - AltLd - 18/Jun/05 with Dave

Led middle ungraded pitch
MagnusL - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/05 with My mate Cormac

Police turn'd up while we were climbing, and a police helicopter but we're not really sure why - Found out later it was for some guy that had soloed up unknown wall and got stuck
Lev - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/05 with James Byrne

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/05

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 25/Mar/05 with Bob M

joe_alexander - AltLd - 03/Mar/05 with Simon Kimber

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

phsharpy - Solo O/S - 2005 with Bethan Davies

RedFox - AltLd - 2005 with Tom K

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/04

furry - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Andrew Barker - AltLd O/S - May/04 with Dave Peachey

MikeC59 - Lead - 02/Apr/04

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Mar/04

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2004

1. Lead 2. Second 3. Lead
MikeC59 - Lead - 17/Nov/03

climbingxcat - 2nd β - 08/Jul/03 with Brian

MikeC59 - AltLd - 08/Apr/03

five - Lead O/S - Mar/03 with MS

Went direct on P1 through the Hawthorn - uck.
Paz - AltLd - 2003 with A?

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 2003 with Norman Wright

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 26/Jun/02 with Paul McCloy

Hidden - May/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2002

After a beer and a house viewing.
Paz - Solo - 2002

IceMonkey1982 - 2002

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2002 with Nick Kimber

Paz - AltLd - Jul/01 with CC

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/01

Jim Brooke - 2nd rpt - May/01 with Adrian Fletcher, James Latham

Lead 2nd pitch
MartinN - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/01

KRB - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/01 with Chris & Martin

nice repeat after 1999 epic :-)
Stone Muppet - 2001

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2001

Hidden - Lead - Apr/00

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

bullybones - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Boxy - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/99

Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 03/May/99 with Vic

jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 07/Jun/98 with PS

kevp - Lead O/S - Mar/98 with Gareth Arnold

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/98

My first outdoor climb
Will Homoky - 2nd O/S - Mar/97 with Pat (CC)

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Jim Brooke - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/96 with James Latham

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 1996

kp64zl - Lead - May/95 with Tara

With 5a variation pitch.
jim_randell - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/95 with MB

led p2 only
Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/95 with Rongor

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Feb/95

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 1995 with anthony

colin milton - 2nd - 30/Jul/94 with eric milton

GAtkins - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94 with David Trelawney-Ross

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/94

5a variation.
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 10/May/94 with FW

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 05/Mar/94 with jon didymus

leland stamper - Lead rpt - Sep/93 with rich anderson

Fell off and swung in front of the cave to the amusement of tourists
snowcat - 2nd - 08/Aug/93 with Richard Baker, Chris Schiller

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 25/May/93 with Martin Sime

a classic! love it
markpollak - Lead O/S - 1993 with neil dennison, suzanne mcfadzean

Mountain style with three on the rope. I lead the third pitch.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 1993 with Sean, Mark

Hidden - Lead - 1993

mikej - AltLd - 06/Aug/92 with Nick Salmon

Budge - AltLd - 1992 with Brian Ottewell

ChrisJD - AltLd - 22/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/90

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/89

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jan/88

AndyB123 - Lead O/S - 1988 with Andy E

Mayaculpa - 2nd - May/86 with Stephen Munro Ruddick

Budge - AltLd O/S - 1986 with Bonds Western

mark-abz - Lead - 10/Nov/85 with Bill P

led p1&3
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 30/Sep/84 with Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)

Did the easier variants then.
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - 1984 with Phil Windall

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 17/Apr/83 with Stuart Cathcart

leland stamper - AltLd O/S - Jun/82 with richard baynes

babymoac - Lead - 14/Feb/82 with Dave Cardy

John Marsland - AltLd - 1982 with Dave Hewitson

AlanLittle - 1982

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/81

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/81

Chris Craggs - 1980

Marq - AltLd - 1980 with Martin P

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/79

beaumap - Lead - 03/Sep/77 with Pete Coghill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/77

Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - Aug/77 with Richard Hackett

Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/76 with Steve Pogmore

Andy Chubb - 1976 with Pete Coghill

Andy Chubb - Lead - 1976 with Pete Coghill

Used a peg (tut tut)!
Mark Kemball - Lead - 10/May/75 with Norman

alpboy57 - Apr/75 with Si Pryce

tapley - Lead - 04/May/74 with Alison Tapley

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 06/Apr/74

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 10/Oct/69 with Chris West, Mike Scott

Hidden - AltLd - 1966

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Total votes cast 268
hard HVS0 of 89
HVS0 of 89
easy HVS1 of 89
hard VS15 of 89
VS64 of 89
easy VS9 of 89
hard HS0 of 89
HS0 of 89
easy HS0 of 89
hard 5a0 of 87
5a0 of 87
easy 5a3 of 87
hard 4c11 of 87
4c53 of 87
easy 4c20 of 87
hard 4b0 of 87
4b0 of 87
easy 4b0 of 87
3 Stars37 of 92
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Style of ascent
Alt Leads
Clean O/S
Clean β
Clean repeat