Have wanted to do this for ages and was not disappointed. I thought the crux was leaving the pocket on the traverse although the moves into and out of the crack on thr first pitch were not easy. georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/14 with Jamie
Led first and third. Found the first tougher than I'd been expecting and the traverse on pitch 2 is a bit baffling!
AJM - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Helen Seaborne
lead P2. Came off on the traverse trying the go high route. Lowered off, got straight back on and did it 2nd go with a small sidepull I'd missed before. A very tough sequence
hms - AltLd RP - 24/Sep/13 with AJM
Brilliant. Led P1 and P3. Felt a bit pokey gaining and leaving the crack on the first pitch - pretty steady once worked out though. Vintage first belay. Didn't find the second pitch that taxing, although I stayed quite low and Nick had chalked all the decent holds. Great fun yarding up the spikes.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Nick
Three excellent pitches, I led the second. Loved the contrast between delicate Avon tiptoeing and romping up the spikes!
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Alex Winter
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/13
jcw - 2013
Only led 3rd pitch after whimping out on the 2nd. 1st pitch pretty stiff and not for the fat-fingered climber, could only just get tips into the crack. Found 2nd pitch very hard but just about wobbled through after watching Dan's sequence (go low), all over after the pocket. Felt much harder than other E2's in avon.
Kemics - AltLd β - 11/Nov/12 with Enduro Dan
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Kemics
Brilliant! Very memorable climbing and fantasic positions.
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Tom
Really good 2nd pitch, delicate bold climbing then yarding up those spikes. Brilliant, and much better than Lich Gates.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Becca
al99 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Percy
Led 2nd & 4th. Stiff 5c moves on 3rd
gripped01 - AltLd - 04/Sep/12 with Al Benson
Excellent. Well worth doing. Lead first pitch. Good gear and great pitch. The step over to the belay feels a bit wrong but in hindsight it isn't bad and their are holds to be found.
2nd pitch is a dicey traverse followed by the 3 spikes. All I can say is... "use the spikes"
northcave - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with jamie thornley
P2 + 3. Great fun.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Marti
Marti999 - AltLd rpt - 06/Mar/12 with Ed Babington
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/11
Excellent experience. Took the low, balance-requiring route through the crux on the second (5c) pitch. Pitch 2 was completed protecting only with in situ pitons and stakes!
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Ross Davidson, Will Attridge
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009
Really, really good
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/08 with mosel
Marti999 - AltLd - 06/Apr/07 with Mark Glaister
horrible experience in route not finding
tonanf - AltLd - Oct/06 with burt
Bern - 2006
Marcus - 2006
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05
tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2005
led P2 (5c).
Paz - AltLd O/S - Aug/04 with AS
Hidden - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 1999
Jerry led odds, I led second pitch.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/96 with Jerry
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/89
E1*,5b,5c,5a at the time (S.Monks 1980 guide)
Pete Nugent - Lead β - Jul/88 with Dave Streader
DDDD - 1988
bullybones - Lead - 1988
Led 2nd pitch
John Marsland - AltLd - 14/Sep/85 with Dave Mould and Allen Newby
struggled with the first pitch so we abbed-off the belay back to breakfast ledge
JamieAyres - 2nd dog - Sep/85 with Phil Windall
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1984 with Emily
andy gittins - 1983
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/82
Lead pitch 2. Also lead the direct finish with a rest point. Given 5b it felt like E3 5c!!
stp - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/82
Hidden - 1981
Hidden - Lead - 1981
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/80
Hidden - Lead - 1980
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Apr/79
Steve Woollard - AltLd - 1973 with Martin Crocker