Pitch 1 is pleasant but rambling. I pulled a block off P2 when I tried this back in 1993. This time I read the guidebook and went around the bulge (almost into Sabre Cut) rather than over the bulge - you can still see the hole where the block came from! After that the climbing up the arÍte is enjoyable.
Pete_Frost - Lead rpt - 03/Oct/15 with Chris Gardener
Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 28/Sep/15 with Mike Buddle
I led the first pitch and Liam the second. Definitely a bit stiff - gear on the second pitch is pretty spaced and the climbing is a tad pumpy.
maryleese - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Liam Ingram
Good climbing but a bit too serious for the grade. At least a full grade harder than Cemetery Gates.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Mary Leese
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/15 with Alex Holt, Gareth Hughes
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/15
Only the first pitch to get to foil. Was feeling tiered. First pitch is very good. Will come back to lead top pitch
Dale - Lead - Jun/15 with Tim
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15
Led p1. Thought p2 felt very hard for E1. Even 2nding one move felt harder than anything on 4000 at Stoney Middleton (Ff6c): hard for 5b, strenuous and not well protected so E1 seems harsh.
harold walmsley - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/15 with Chris Calow
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/15
Hidden - 2015
Only climbed first pitch, then traversed out.
Knut - 2nd - 16/Nov/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/14
Ally Baba - 2nd - 20/Jun/14 with Gav Swinton
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/14
Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 14/May/14 with Tom Murrell
Nick Biven - 2014
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13
Lenny - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Phil .N
Derek Ryden - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Mike Pycroft, Pete Johnson
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with misha nepogodiev
A good route but it's a dangerous sandbag at E1. P2 has hard 5b moves to get to the ledge and then again to get off the ledge and in both cases the gear is too low down to prevent a nasty fall onto a ledge. A serious E2 for sure. Led P2.
Misha - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Tim Newton
uphillnow - 2nd - 22/May/13
DubyaJamesDubya - 2013
Led P2. Good climbing, exposed towards the end. Second pitch enjoyable but sparse gear; easy climbing but 'horn' things wobbly & didn't inspire confidence. RP's and offsets beneficial here (wish I'd had some!) to supplement the 'normal' gear which is mostly in suspect rock.
Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Dan Jones, Steve Keys
Led 1st pitch, steady and gear ok but looks sparse from below.
Second pitch steep, poorly protected and some suspect rock. Not easy with numb hands!
Danjones - AltLd - 21/Oct/12 with Dan Hale, Steve Keys
Led P1. Tom felt that P2 was a bit necky so finished up Dives/Better Things.
Cardi - AltLd dnf - 09/Aug/12 with Tom R
Hidden - Lead - 2012
sand bag. llanberis topo crap good hard climb
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/11 with helen
Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jul/11
selbs83 - 2nd β - 17/May/11
Hidden - 2011
Rory Shaw - 2011
Bit hairy through the crux when i dropped my set of nuts and had to sling a tiny spike !
chris fox - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/10
Superb. Great climbing and just about enough gear but one move that falling off is not an option.
mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Rosie Wilson
Dave Rumney - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Tanya Milner
Did not finish top of second pitch, took too long.
knicos - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Matt Metcalfe
green_bhind_da_ears - 2nd dog - 04/Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Oct/09
Misread the guidebook and thought I was on Sabre Cut, lead with a long break near the top of the overhang/gorse bush!
Martin Lilley - Lead dog - 04/Oct/09 with Tom Page
blueroly - 2nd dnf - 14/Aug/09 with Oleg Makarov
beci tointen - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with my uncle carl
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09
Seymore Butt - 2009
hangon - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/08 with Brian R
Ken did the harder second pitch.
Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Ken Tranter
Nicos - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with ginger ben
I took the crux pitch and i took a while, first trad lead for a while.
@ndyM@rsh@ll - AltLd O/S - 07/May/08 with Carlene Hill
Carly - AltLd O/S - 06/May/08 with andy
Tommy G - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Steve
Matt Vigg - 2008
Hidden - AltLd - 2007
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06
Ed Booth - 2nd - 06/Aug/06 with remus
shoulders - Lead - 26/Jul/06 with andy sharp
Ian McNeill - 2006
Hidden - 2006
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Bob Dickson
joe c ook - Lead O/S - Jul/04
James B - 21/Jun/03 with Phil
Hidden - 2nd - 2003
Lead 1st pitch
PenJD - AltLd - 21/Jul/02 with Jon Ascroft
Mark Riley - AltLd O/S - Jul/02 with Stuart Greenall
Paul Boardman - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Iain Boardman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/99
Hidden - Lead - May/98
Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor
WB - Lead O/S - 1998
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/97
Duncan I - 2nd - Apr/96 with Jamie Fisher
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/94 with Johanna
pitch 2 only (the 5b, harder pitch)
jamiev - Lead - 30/Jun/94 with ruth snape
Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/93
Fell off pitch 2 when a hold the size of a small asteroid came off. As I came to a halt upside down at the end of the rope I watched the offending item hit the hillside below in a big cloud of dust.
Pete_Frost - AltLd dnf - 1993 with Nick Davies
andy gittins - 1990
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1989 with Bill Williamson
rob.grafton - 1989 with Bruce Perry, barry maybank
Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/88
Hidden - AltLd - 1987
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 04/Sep/86 with Jim Worthington
davemhart - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/86
Sean Kelly - 2nd - Jul/86 with Duncan Lee
Ian Clare - 1985
Hidden - 1985
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/84 with Rory Park
keefe - 14/Apr/84
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 03/Jul/83 with Charlie Leverton
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jul/83 with Geraldine Taylor
2,L. Rested on the top pitch. I seem to remember we did it at 06:00 because the midges under the bolder where we were sleeping were so bad.
charlesmfrench - AltLd dog - 20/Jun/83 with Alan Bennett
I remember the last pitch being extremely good. Technical, tough 5b weaving through initial small overlaps, then a tremendous 'pat on the back' final knife-edge arete in the evening sun. Massively exposed and covered with little incut holds. Memory from 32 yrs ago.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/83 with Robert Barton
Robmwatt - Lead - 1982
It was given HVS initially....hence the solo
Nic Robinson - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/81
GordonHart - Lead - 1980
Hammy - AltLd - 27/Oct/79 with JIm Arnold
mikej - 2nd - 18/Jun/79 with The Puerile Ticker
steve L - 1977