Epitaph** HS 4a
[lithos leads Epitaph Direct in style, while Salamanda top-ropes Olley and resorts to pulling on the rope, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven.

Photo: lithos leads Epitaph Direct in style, while Salamanda top-ropes Olley and resorts to pulling on the rope © Simon Caldwell
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 193 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

daveagriff - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/14 with Stuart Hossack

dkd - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/14 with Al

rob.grafton - Lead - 19/Aug/14 with Tom Beddow

Tom173 - 2nd β - 19/Aug/14 with Rob Grafton

Polnedrane - 2nd - 07/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/14

Kieran_John - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/14

pedrosanpb - Lead - 25/Jun/14 with Cycling Steve

Steve Waddell - 2nd - 25/Jun/14

PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/14 with John Hardiman

Luke Jones - 2nd - 14/May/14 with LMC

robman - Lead O/S - 02/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Oct/13

lanky and weak - Solo rpt - 26/Sep/13

Beautiful. Very well protected
andoni - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13

Will242 - 2nd - 21/Aug/13 with Woody, pastep

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Paul Clarke - Lead O/S - Aug/13 with Ben Clarke

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/13

mikestr555 - 2nd - 11/Jul/13

Haighy - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/13 with ElliotGough, Maxine Taylor

ElliotGough - TR O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Matt Haigh

Julie - 2nd - 03/Jul/13 with Gavin, Jason

K Mckay - Lead - 18/Jun/13 with Ben Lewis

maria85 - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jules

1poundSOCKS - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13

1poundSOCKS - Lead rpt - 31/May/13

Absolutely brilliant from the first move to the last. A peach of a 3* climb. If it were at Almscliff or Stanage, it would have received thousands of ascents and be a polished nightmare. As is it, it is perfect. Avoid at all costs - leave to the locals. :)
ebf - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Claire Stringer

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 07/May/13 with Jess, Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/13

lanky and weak - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13 with Olly Howarth

climbupflydown - 2nd - 22/Apr/13

Metalbear - 2nd - 13/Apr/13

ramsy71 - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/13

pastep - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Will242, Darren W

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Dec/12

djelkin1992 - 07/Sep/12

Finished in the dark, brilliant!
tobyk - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Emma Akam

alias dave - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Dan Allen

Splendid climb. Just splendid. Going back for the lead sometime :)
thedatastream - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Vix

vix - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with JP

1poundSOCKS - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/12

Phill Mitch - 2nd - 16/Jun/12 with Lee Hayes

LukeP LCC - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with rachael wragg

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/12

simon1985 - Lead - 28/May/12 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 28/May/12 with Simon

BeckyPayne - 2nd O/S - 22/May/12 with John Proctor

kitch22 - TR rpt - 22/May/12 with John Proctor, Adam Collinge

Headtorches were involved. There were a lot of bats
chrishedgehog - Lead rpt - 02/May/12 with Dougie McWilliam, Kieran Myles

repeat
jimorothy - Lead - 31/Mar/12 with Scott Barnett

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

BaildonBanker - Lead dog - 20/Mar/12

Hidden - TR rpt - 18/Mar/12

PaulHermes - 29/Jan/12 with Tibor, Stewart VCCC

Just as beautiful on the second as the lead. Baildon Bank may look like a pile of choss, and largely it is, but routes like this, and Hades & Scar, make it all worthwile. Don't pass it by.
ebf - 2nd - 29/Jan/12 with Tibor Barnoczki, Paul Hermes

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with John Hardiman

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/11 with Dick Winslow, Erica

erica - 2nd - 27/Sep/11 with Dick, John

Matt_L_Robinson - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11

Absolutely amazing, best route I've climbed to date. Bit of a wobbler stepping up and round the corner but it's actually a pretty easy move.
mattwilk - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Noddy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11

lovin the move round the corner
cookacat - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with rosie, huw

RyanC - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jul/11

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/11 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jun/11

PaulHermes - 2nd - 18/May/11 with woody vcc, Paul VCCC

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Liz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11

mrplastique - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with helixmh

Haighy - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/11 with Will Wilson

helixmh - Lead - 2011

Awesome route!
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Andy

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with James, Claire Ellwood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Huw

nick ferro - 19/Aug/10

pwilkie - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10 with nick ferro

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/10

Excellent route, good gear, nice moves.
lucasp - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Kieran (LMC)

djprepie - Lead - 15/Jul/10 with Iain

really enjoyed this, in control all the way, though a bit knackered on top cracks and short of a quickdraw or two. Abbing off made a change too.
pog100 - Lead - 30/Jun/10 with Cath Walton

Lovely route...bit scary low down but nice climbing. Nice exposure stepping onto arete and some thoughtful moves in top section.
samcook - Lead β - 23/Jun/10 with Luke Randall

Hidden - TR rpt - 23/Jun/10

Nicely lead by Sam, although she could have placed a few exra pieces of pro low down!
lrandall - 2nd - 23/Jun/10 with Sam Cook

Hidden - TR O/S - 23/Jun/10

Thought the last few moves direct up the arete to be about 4c tech but well protected.
Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Kieran Livett

kieranlivett - 2nd O/S - Jun/10 with james.peter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

APRS - 2nd - 27/May/10 with Huw Goodall

dazwan - 2nd - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

PaulHermes - 2nd - 14/Apr/10 with Paul VCCC

pastep - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/10 with Paul L, PaulHermes

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/10

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

roberto18 - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Conor Cussell

Hanski - 2nd - 16/Feb/10 with John

lrandall - 2nd - 09/Jan/10 with Christophe, Sam Cook

leegodson1989 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Preet, Adi

lrandall - Lead rpt - 04/Nov/09 with Dan telescope man

Really good. Interesting climbing throughout and with some great positions.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09

lrandall - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/09 with Dave Holmes

lrandall - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/09 with Dan telescope man

Roped solo. A nice route.
David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/09

alec-s - Lead - 10/Sep/09

mack1 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with dan lancaster

cleggy - 2nd - 05/Aug/09 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/09

raptorheli - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - Jun/09

Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Andy

Rob fell 2m - first trad fall. Good climb but i was suffering from hangover.
good_value - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Rob S

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

andy mcc - Lead β - 06/Dec/08 with Arifa Chakera

Ace climb
jimorothy - Lead - 22/Oct/08 with Rachel Crolla

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/08

oi_now - 29/Aug/08

jamie said i used my knee
raptorheli - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08

adam coxsell - Lead - Jul/08 with finn

dellboy - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/08 with Jon Rogerson

jonny5 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08 with James Dell

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/08

pdisney - Lead - 02/May/08 with Dom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/08

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/08 with Mark Kitching

AndyMay - 2nd - 09/Apr/08 with James Rowe

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/08

good stuff
halifax-climber - 2nd β - 2008 with preet

Andy Graham - Lead O/S - 2008 with Kristina Beck

alexyoung - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/07 with Keith LMC

lrandall - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Angela C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/07

Hidden - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/07

davetigger - 2007

northernneil - 2007

Aussie Mick - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/06 with Simon Perry

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Jim and Duncan B

Very satisfying.
KeithW - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/06 with Holly

VS4b - 2nd - 06/Jul/06

MeMeMe - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/06 with Bob

andysroom - Lead O/S - Jul/06

mje1398 - Lead - 24/Jun/06 with John M

King Rat - Lead O/S - 2006 with A

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/05

Haglington - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Chris Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Phil West - Lead O/S - 22/May/05 with Shaun Walby

Brown - Solo - 10/Feb/05

Peter Smith - Lead - 2005

DavidR - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/04 with Matt Hopkinson and Aidan McGuffie

kitch22 - 2nd - 02/Aug/04 with Bhavesh Ramji

Hidden - 2004

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/03 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/03

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03 with fiend

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Nov/01 with Laura

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 25/May/01 with Chris

Andy Say - Lead - 19/May/01

Alaric - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/01 with Syd F

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/01 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2001

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/00 with Chris

rilem - Lead - 2000 with Ian W

akhughes - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 18/May/99 with John Hardiman

Bug - Lead O/S - 1999 with Robert

Adam Greenwood - Lead O/S - 1999 with Simon Atkinson

sdht - 1999

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/98 with Chris J

Tenko - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/98 with Jack Pezzey

Dave Musgrove - Solo - May/97 with Chris Wilson, Andy Wild

barney@helmshore - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/95 with simon

nickdonohue - 2nd - 26/Feb/95 with Dave Chapman

crater - Lead - 13/Jul/92

rob.grafton - Lead - 06/May/91 with Bruce

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/90

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/85 with John Byrne

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Larey, Cameron94, thedatastream, BaildonBanker, christensena, Ropeboy

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