Pulled off a big crumbly bit of wall on the 'scramble' up to breakfast ledge. Roped up after that and pitched the remainder to the ledge. Dan took the first pitch which wasn't as bold to second as the guidebook makes out, I led the second pitch which was very dusty to start but once round the overhang got very good very quickly! All in all a great fun outing though I agree with below comments saying maybe not as great climbing as its reputation would suggest.James S - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with dan
Varied climbing and exposed situation, a good route. I led pitch 2: a distinct crux in the middle followed by an engaging traverse.
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Martin
Led second pitch - excellent varied and exposed climbing. Seconding pitch 1 was terrifying!
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Alex Winter
Led first pitch, which was a bit dusty. Second pitch was cool.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Becca
Circles 5,6 and 7 of hell are probably cooler than it was on the day we climbed this.
Quarryboy - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with Rob Stanfield
HOT. Led pitch 1 which is a lot better protected than expected but route finding takes a little care. Great route, must do again in normal temperatures!
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Jack Bradbrook
jcw - 2013
Woohoo! Led the crux pitch clean 34 years after my first attempt (28/7/78 with Dave Walter. It had a peg for aid back then - E1 5B. My first E1 onsight). A joy to repeat this magnificent classic.
Kafoozalem - AltLd - 22/Sep/12 with Brian Hannon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12
AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 22/Sep/12 with Thomas Renshaw, Ted Lister
richardr - AltLd - 18/Aug/12 with Bill
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Iain Moodie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12
Would agree with KRB. I accept its an established classic, but couldn't really see why, it would get no more than 1 star on many crags
Billg - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Richard Ray
Aaron Lines - AltLd - 28/Dec/11 with frank ramsay
I lead the easier (but scary feeling) P1, Tom did the much harder P2.
hms - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Tom
Crux felt pretty hard for 5c.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/11 with helen
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/11
Did first pitch then abseiled off. Rusty peg didn't inspire Rich to gain left wall from belay
mick1jones - 2nd dnf - 09/Jul/11 with Rich Rogers
P1 only, backed off for various reasons..
scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Ross Davidson
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 04/Jul/11
Squeezed in after work and after the rain had dried off. A route that perhaps lives more off its reputation than its actual quality. That said, it does remain a good and adventurous outing - even to the extent that the belay between the main pitches has a knockout odour from the guano-coated rock more consistent with the bat caves of Borneo than a city crag. Hence not a climb for a slow party!
KRB - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/10 with Martin Bridges
andy dunn - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/10 with J
amazing route. Led the easy pitch up to breakfast ledge, fell at crux on 3rd pitch as dark was falling. Finished by the light of my rubbish headtorch.
joeurwin - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/10 with al franks
Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10 with Joe Urwin
P1 only tonight
Route finding was a little time consuming to say the least (very enjoyable though. So we abbed off the belay spike in fading light. A great pitch, some exciting positions, some great traversing.
Looking forwards to coming back for the second pitch.
andy dunn - Lead dnf - 31/Aug/10 with J
gripped01 - AltLd - Aug/10 with Alex Tomczynski
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/10
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/10 with oscar
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09
Abbed before last pitch.
Chubbard - Lead dnf - 18/Jul/09 with J Robinson
Half way along traverse, loud crash as some youth tried to break into car necessitated retreat from spike to assess damage.
JimR - 18/Jul/09 with Charles H
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Joe
James Marshall - 2nd - 08/Aug/08
I led first pitch (E1 5a?) pulled on peg seconding second pitch due to rain and thunder
The Pylon King - AltLd - 01/Jul/08 with Pete (kafoozalem)
georgeevans88 - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/08 with Harry
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/08
_m.cox_ - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Claire Durant, Jo Stadden
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/07
some interesting moments but too meandering for my taste.
tonanf - AltLd β - 12/Oct/06 with burt
Marti999 - Lead - 2006
P2 only (topping out from Goth)
Paz - 2nd rpt - 29/Aug/05 with RJ
tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2005
I led top (5c)pitch
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Jul/04 with Jack G
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/03
led P1 (5a)
Paz - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/03 with TS
simon kimber - 2nd - 2002 with Tony Penning
John Southworth - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/01 with Jason Parker
Roget - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/00 with jon
Ally Smith - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
lowersharpnose - AltLd - 02/Jul/98 with tombawimba
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 12/Sep/96 with Al Willoner
Hidden - AltLd - 1996
Mark led first pitch, I led second. The crux move is as hard as they say but well protected.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/95 with Mark
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95
has 2nd before E1,5c** at the time (S.Monks 1980 guide)
Pete Nugent - Lead β - 02/Jan/89 with Charlie Everett
Finished/struggled on P1, lowered off on 9mm rope, nearly dropped myself
AndyB123 - 2nd - 1989
mark-abz - Lead - 14/May/88 with Andy W
DDDD - 1988
bullybones - Lead - 1988
sniffer - 2nd - 1987 with Paul Bruten
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 06/Sep/85 with George Sharpe
Mike Owen - 01/Aug/85 with Simon King, Elaine Owen
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/85
It was E1 then. Tried leading it later that year with both Phil Windall and John Warburton - failed both times... didn't like the state of the pegs and backed off cos I knew I was likely to fall.
JamieAyres - 2nd rpt - May/85 with Graham Aveyard
Richard Weller - AltLd - 06/Oct/84 with john sanders
1 pt aid
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 06/Oct/84 with Tim Dunsby
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1984 with Emily
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/83 with Simon ?
andy gittins - 1983
Lead pitch 2. Worth E2.
stp - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/82
Hidden - 1981
Hidden - AltLd rpt - Mar/80
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/80
Hidden - 07/Mar/76
Andy Chubb - 1976 with Rich Fooles
Hidden - AltLd - 1966