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
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Jul/14
Dave Mahon - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Matt Jackson
Dave Thompson - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Audry Morrison
best route ive done in the gorge!! great postions and not too badly polished either!!
tp45597 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with niels
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
Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/14
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!
bigtimematty - 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
Steve Woollard - AltLd - 08/Apr/14 with Ian Law
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
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
Hidden - 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 Hannah Carter
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
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!
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
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
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Paul Anker
morpcat - 2nd - 24/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/12
Lead all three pitches. The first wasn't very good and felt much harder than the last, but gets the same grade. It might just have been because I'd never climbed here before and warmed in to it. The last pitch was awesome! Enjoyed it all the way. Three stars for that.
JezH - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Ellie
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
evhall - Lead rpt - 01/May/12 with Mike D
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12
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
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
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/11
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
Steve Woollard - AltLd - 03/May/10 with David Coley
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 with Toni Luke
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 flowed...so 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
Easy...except very first move which is horrible - had to go round edge
evhall - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with J
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
Abbed in to do the final pitch. Exposure was good, especially with the wind gusting.
Caspar - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/09 with scorpia97
Led pitches 1 and 3
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Pete Horn
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
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Many
John Lisle - 2006
John Lisle - 2006
Lead pitches 1 & 3
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Neil Ferguson
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
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/05
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
tom.e - Lead O/S - 2004
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
andybrown114 - AltLd - 24/Jun/01 with Ben Box, Alison Dewynter, Tony Lancashire
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
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 - Lead - 05/Jun/94
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
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
Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1973
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 10/Oct/69 with Chris West, Mike Scott
Hidden - AltLd - 1966