Wanted to do for years, and finally ticked! Better than I thought. Underprotected 5b moves, followed by a reasonably protected 5c, then very well-protected and tough 6a. To arrange pros was pretty tiring. The head wall is 4b according to the definitive guide (2000, the description of Samson), but it is a joke! The one move was the most technical move in the entire route for me, a shortie - hard 6a (to be fair the reach matters a lot in the move, nevertheless I can't imagine it is easier than 5a for any one). Overall, a very good and full-on route. Top-end E2?masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Andy Rich
Damned hard! Tall people might find the crux, (the flakes imo), very hard. Harder than they looked.
If you fall off the crux, (even your 2nd) you may not be able to get back on the route! ...well unless you have a set of nuts and a reasonable sized friend handy. See vertical limit for further instructions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxtg7raPDYo ;-)
sshandy - 2nd dog - 24/Aug/13 with Masa - Avalanche Valley
Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/13 with Dan Lane
Just not strong enough!
Dan Lane - 2nd dog - 05/Aug/13 with Tom Livingstone
El3ctroFuzz - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Alex Orrrrrrr - Green giant
DaveFidler - Lead RP - 19/Jun/13 with Maurice
maddy92 - 2nd dnf - 19/Jun/13
Not too hard with beta, but very strenuous!
Dan Geh - 2nd β - 05/Jun/13 with Ross
Fell three times at crux, one to come back for!
Ross.Cooper - Lead dog - 05/Jun/13 with Dan Geh
Been wanting to do this route for a long time, very pleased to onsight it.
Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Mark Chev
AMJ098 - 2nd - Jun/13
desperate, on shunt dangling about.
rurp - TR dnf - 30/May/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13
Tim M - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Emma
climbergg - 2nd - 25/May/13 with cheesesarnie
A bit apprehensive knowing that Phil and Brian didn't manage to get yo this and it does look hard. Got a bit gripped on the balancy start as some of the holds were wet. Spent a while contemplating the crux and reversed it after a half hearted initial attempt. The went for it and it was fine. Nice moves to get onto the slab as well. E2 6a is right but it isn't hard 6a. With Mathijs on the BMC International Meet.
Misha - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Mathijs
Grelat fun. I found the initial wall harder than the layback flake
morganator - Lead - 16/May/13 with International Meet Guest
Adam Coles - Lead O/S - Apr/13 with Clare
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013
Just as awesome as the first time! What a route.
jacobjlloyd - 2nd rpt - 28/Oct/12 with Ben Corbey
Bristoldave - Lead dog - 30/Sep/12 with Caroline
Brown - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with Andy R
climbing son - TR rpt - 26/Aug/12
I can't have enough hair left to layback the arÍte from the break. Powerful.
Ed Babs - Lead dog - 25/Aug/12 with Lee Mercer
clipskipper - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Ed Babington
Amazoniangirl - TR dnf - 25/Aug/12 with James Turton
tcn_2002 - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/12
Must come back and finish this one
ian d f - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/12 with Tom C, Pete C
jon_gill1 - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/12 with mike walton
Dan_Carroll - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/12 with mum
Pete Graham - Lead - Apr/12 with Rick Graham
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Mar/12
gingerking - 2nd dnf - Feb/12 with Borg
wojt - Lead O/S - 2012
wojtt - Lead O/S - 2012
Aaaah! A route I've wanted for a long time. It wasn't to be though. Took multiple falls before finally admitting defeat. I will be back though....
andybenham - Lead dnf - 10/Dec/11 with paul abram
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Theo
colesy - Lead O/S - Oct/11
climbing son - TR rpt - 02/Sep/11
Dave Heaton - Lead - 31/Aug/11 with Jake Nichol
Tried to second R's attempt at S.A. - managed the first moves to reach the first couple of jugs just beneath the first break. Fell in attempting to move from the jugs to the break and took a big ol' swing. Crux moves from break up arete to ledge seem even pumpier. A lead to aim for!
Lumbering Oaf - TR dnf - 20/Aug/11 with Matt george
Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/11
Didn't get far at all! Hard as nails, and holds that were ripping my hands to shreds.
manbat - TR dnf - 19/Aug/11 with Matthew Box
Harry_Pymont - Lead dog - 12/Aug/11
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Graham Charman
Graham C - 2nd - 10/Aug/11 with Marti
really didnt think i was going to be able to do this!
adam cooper*super* - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with jack folland
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead RP - 29/Jul/11
couldn't get established on the flake, and couldn't get back on again.
hms - TR dnf - 23/Jul/11 with UCR squad
powerful, single move route, bomber gear in break, rest is really easy.
Literally! no idea how I did the move but emerged on the jug covered in blood and shaking. touch and go...
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Phill Butler, Remus Knowles
gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/11
Took 2 falls on layback, but finally got up it
jakenichol - Lead - 29/Jun/11
I'm blaming the blasting wind for the two falls, could be I just figured it out third go tho. Class anyway, gets easier and easier after the crux.
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 21/Jun/11 with Mike
a13x - 2nd dnf - 10/Jun/11 with Jordan Phethean
pudding - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with matthew gibbings, alex peace
HamishD - Lead - Jun/11 with Oliver Hill
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/11
el_monty - Lead dnf - 30/May/11 with sam ferguson
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 30/May/11
Hidden - Lead - 15/May/11
Fran S8 - 2nd - 27/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Apr/11
olly12344 - 2nd O/S - 2011
Hidden - 2011
mwatson - 2011
The bits I did were lovely. Really hard! Never tried 6a before-got a lot of respect for the grade. Got hauled up by Matt which was a new and entertaining experience, made me laugh as I magically rose up the cliff!
andrea83 - 2nd dnf - 09/Oct/10 with Matt Fry
Bobby Gilbert - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/10 with Dan from St Ives, Heather Clark
CJEFF - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Thomas Ramsdon
alaan - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Mat
mattyork2 - Lead dnf - 27/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis, Alan Royle
Will Hunt - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/10 with Dan Matthewman, Dave Smith
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Aug/10
Rowansb - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/10
3 Names - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway
raku - Lead dog - 19/Jun/10
Harald - Lead O/S - 11/May/10
Beautiful sequence, with a safe but committing crux on perfect rock. Opted out of the E4 finish - need to bring up a camalot 3 (it looks like) to protect it. Maybe next time. It is a truly inspiring line, so lots of people keen to second. About right for E2 6a according to second's consensus, though it felt 5c to me, for whatever reason. Around F6b/+ and totally safe.
jacobjlloyd - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Paddy, Arnaud, Chris Smith-Duque, Dougie
dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with jacob loyd
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10
Tried this 4 years ago, so nice to finally get it done. Ed had to show me how to do it though!
Adam Booth - Lead RP - 23/Apr/10 with Ed Booth
Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/10
dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/10 with michael porter
finally! amazing route.
Dan_Carroll - Lead RP - 05/Apr/10
Hidden - 2010
ASchwirtz - TR RP - 09/Jun/09 with Ian
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead dnf - 08/Jun/09 with Phil Pavey
Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/09
mattcyp88 - Lead β - 04/Jun/09 with Aurelie Deckoninck
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09
Dan_Carroll - TR RP - 08/Aug/08
Hidden - Lead dog - 26/Jul/08
switch - Lead O/S - Jul/08
bfreeman - Lead β - 10/Jun/08 with Tom Laurence
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08
jfreeman - Lead β - 07/Jun/08 with Simon Robinson
simonr - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with Jon Freeman
Hidden - Lead dnf - Jun/08
MikeT - TR O/S - Jun/07 with MO
feilx - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Alex Dennis
Jus - Lead O/S - Apr/07
Rob Kennard - 2007
climber sim - 2007
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06
shark - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/05 with Annie
John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/04
Hidden - Lead - Sep/03
rapidrich - Lead RP - 15/Sep/02 with Kate
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/02 with Roy Thomas
Hidden - Lead RP - 18/May/02
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 20/Oct/01 with Nic Dill
Gus - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/01 with ben rouse
Hidden - Lead RP - 30/Jul/01
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/01
Roget - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/00
stuart100 - Lead dog - 20/Jul/00 with Ian Brown
Jon Read - Lead O/S - May/97 with Noel Curtis
K1 - Lead - 1995
Roget - Lead dog - 14/Sep/93 with jon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/92
Campbell42 - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/88 with Mike Waters