Drizzle turned to rain, the westerly wind blowing it up the Pass in waves. The route stayed mostly dry though, or at least dry enough - apart from, predictably, the crux flat tie, which was sopping wet! Pretty cruisey up to there despite the conditions, so pleased with that. Frantic attempts to dry and chalk the hold at full stretch didn't really work. Tried to pull up on it, didn't have enough grip to stay on, tried to reverse and slipped off. Back up, the diagonal crimp below the flattie was soaking so gave up and finished up the left hand version, which was ok as the holds were more positive. Will have to come back when it's dry! There's a good rest every other move or so ;-)
Misha - Lead dog - 11/Jul/15 with Nic
Best trad route yet, left finish.
James Marshall - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Pete Shepherd
max_dickens - 2nd - 24/Jun/15 with Henry Francis
Pleased to not fall off this even though only seconded sustained!
bede.west - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/15 with Henry Francis
harry_lewis - Lead dog - 16/Jun/15 with Matt Groom
willsm11 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/15 with Ben Talbot
Gus - 2nd - 06/Jun/15 with michaela tracey
Finished up left wall. Too cold
wi11 - Lead dnf - 24/May/15 with Dave L
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 23/May/15 with Gareth E
Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd rpt - 15/May/15 with Max (France)
Tom Livingstone - Lead rpt - 13/May/15 with Marianne Van Der Steen
guy757 - 2nd - 23/Apr/15
Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/15 with Brad
breed - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/15
pete johnson - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/15 with Chris Parkin
One fall going left from the spike at the top. Pretty sure I would have pissed it if I wasn't so tired from RW.
kingholmesy - Lead dog - 2015 with Colin
Right hand finish
Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/14 with Sam Taylor
Brilliant. Enjoyed this more than right wall. Harder too.
markalmack - Lead RP - 13/Sep/14 with Richard
def a harder route than right wall,
and just as good.
wolf.leeb - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/14 with nic
Great moves, prob my best onsight effort . Left hand finish.
mynyddresident - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with wolf
Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14
Quality. Finished right- tricky
morganator - Lead - 08/Aug/14 with Dan Arkle
soph - 2nd - 04/Aug/14 with Steve Franklin
Brilliant for so many reasons
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Jerry Handren
No real off-able moves, but a few lunges to thankfully good holds, and a little bit of pump control near the top. Solid lead from JT!
AndrewJamesCherry - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with James Taylor
jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Andrew Cherry
Callum_Johnson - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Uisdean
Uisdean hawthorn - 2nd - 21/Jul/14 with Callum_Johnson
drysori - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14
desperate move to get established into crack, must be an easier way,
mike lawrence? - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with FatRob
Dan Vaj - 2nd dog - 10/Jul/14 with Khalid, James Machaffie
Long and hard but good moves all the way.
khalidq - 2nd dog - 10/Jul/14 with James Mchaffie, Dan Vajzovic
Left hand finish this time which felt quite a bit easier, think i struggled with the long reach on the right hand when I lead it.
Rachel Slater - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/14 with James Oswald
Fantastic route. Done at just the right time on a brilliant day at the cromlech with John Dunne and others...
The lower wall is a little bold going up to the thread though there are two good offset wires which protect the long reach (which seemed fine if you commit).
After this, easy moves less top the ledge where there's a great no hands rest.. the section up to left wall is fine.
After placing gear in left I was nervous and placed too much gear on the rightward traverse and was stupidly pumped when I got to the jug before the leftward finish. So pumped I thought that I had no chance. After lacing the break with reasonable gear (I struggled to get some of out to seat as well as I wanted), I was boxed but managed a rest using a crafty heel on the loose looking flakes out right.
The top wall was brilliant, never desperate (the hardest section felt like out was on the traverse). Technical and fantastic, it was a great feeling getting the gear in after the runout. Totally amazing route and a brilliant second e4.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Rachel Slater
theotherpetehill - 2nd β - 29/Jun/14 with Ross McKerchar
V fun. Almost as good as Right Wall and a lot better protected. Slabbier but thinner. Didn't even have a guidebook description so fun route finding. Went for the left hand finish.
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Peter Hill
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Tom Murrell
Apharri - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14 with Jim Gayler
irish paul - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Sarah Black
Mega route. A lot more gear and holds than there looks.Took the left hand exit.
Ally Baba - Lead - 20/Jun/14 with Gav Swinton
Seconded it over 2 years ago and found it desperate. Got on it today and kept waiting for the hard bit that never came. Got loads of gear in, found loads of rests and thoroughly enjoyed it. One of my favourite climbing moments so far.
Dan724 - Lead RP - 16/Jun/14 with Freya Kiwi, James Williams
interesting sustained climbing, winds around a bit but plenty of gear. well worth the 3 stars
anguskille - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Ed Booth
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14
Yay, happy to do this one. Right hand finish.
Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with James Moneypenny
Finished in the pitch black, thankfully had head torch
samwillo - Lead - 14/Apr/14 with The Bear
oliverpcain - Lead - 2014
Hidden - 2014
Dan-Cheetham - 2014
mike mo - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
mileshill540 - Lead - 2014
Did it in the dark with no torch...Went right at the top this time, which actually felt a little easier than the leftward finish.
dswansonlow - 2nd rpt - 03/Sep/13 with Darren McMaster
Took Redhead's finish. Awesome! Felt really steady. Finished as the sun was setting which made picking out footholds near the top tricky. Couldn't work out how to go left at the spike so went straight up!
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Dougie Swanson-Low
Found the bottom bold then the rest was engaging face climbing, nearly pumped out at the top good buzz, right hand finnish
brices - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Ben Norman
Awesome, wanted to do this for ages. Bit anxious as I fell off Katana a few weeks ago and Flakey Wall last week, so I thought I was doomed on E4s... But this felt fine!
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13 with Ed Booth
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13
nige - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with ewan mccallum
Julian Cooper - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Ben Steel
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/13
Dave Parton - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Adam Ellwood
OOH YES!! What a route! Left hand finish. I only just managed it by the smallest amount. Such a good feeling to get on this when it was only just possible for me.
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with jacob loyd
Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13
Beautiful climbing, just enjoyed the moves with sustained interest all the way. Tricky move after the peg. Good, spaced gear. Lots of resting places. Gave me confidence for Right Wall.
Daniel Heath - Lead β - 20/Jun/13 with Hayden Richards
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/13
khawk - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with DT
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13
Fell off this right at the top years ago. Felt nice today. LH finish
Ed Booth - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/13 with Anna Pugh
Knackered after left wall. Will save the rest for a day that I can give it what it deserves
Sardien - 2nd dnf - 02/Jun/13 with Helena Robinson
Foot popped with hands and feet set up for the long final move to the flat hold. Pleased with the attempt, climbed well and pushed hard, but sometimes you don't get lucky. Brilliant climb.
AJM - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13 with Tom Lambert
Fell off right at the top. Not for midgets so I went up the Redhead finish in the end. The lead is still some way off.
Tubs - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/13 with AJM
piken - Lead O/S - 29/May/13 with Andy
mikeshewring - Lead β - 26/May/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13
tim newton - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with misha nepogodiev
Misha - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Tim Newton
ejected - Lead O/S - 2013
Belayed Iain on it earlier in the week. LH finish.
Ed Babs - Lead β - 08/Sep/12 with Iain Moodie
Damn damn damn! Fell from the last move before the spike, put too much gear in. But what amazing climbing, especially the lower wall :-)
Stone Muppet - Lead dog - 07/Sep/12 with tl
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12
Mega! What an awesome pitch of climbing, sustained sections of climbing with some big run-outs and some tricky bits!
owain86 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Charlie
cant believe it felt so easy! i was expecting an elbows flapping explosion from the crag! not even pumped. Right Wall here we come!!
willoates - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Dave Evans
dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Rob Tyler
LH finish this time.
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 30/Mar/12 with Doddy
dan ely - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with dan
Props to Dan Ely for casually leading this one. A scarey belay never having used half ropes before!
Dan724 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Dan Ely
think it was right hand finish. fell twice near the top where the crack gets real thin. amazing route, cant wait to lead it!
vertically_challenged - 2nd dog - 27/Mar/12
Liam FLeming - 27/Mar/12
sam820 - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Rich
Quite pumpy and slightly off balance at the top, harder climbing than Right Wall but with better gear.
jacobjacob - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/12
Right hand finish this time.
Luke Brooks - Lead - 15/Mar/12 with Konrad Doyle
Hidden - Lead - 2012
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012
alice fuller - 2nd dog - 2012 with woj
Hidden - Lead - 01/Oct/11
LH (original) finish
Luke Brooks - Lead - 02/Sep/11 with Glyn Hudson
Glyn - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Luke
Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/11
Good gear and interesting features! 14 runners in all. Sweet as!
Tom Livingstone - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Jez Hawksworth
Not too bad if your stamina is good. Did left hand finish as way right looked wet. Would recommend this as the move left has a couple of good crimps that you can use instead of stretching and it is easy to top out after that. The gear is good in the crack so it doesn't feel scary.
miastacey - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Ben Heason
Dan Mckinlay - Lead rpt - Aug/11
Liam FLeming - 25/Jul/11 with luke brooks
Luke Brooks - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with Liam
Adam Lincoln - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Meg
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Jon Didymus
AdrianP - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Olli
Funny how you wait so long for some of these routes. As good as True Grip!
halfmanhalfbiscuit - Lead O/S - Jul/11
zero six - Lead O/S - Jul/11
was scared and got pumped at about 5m off the ground. made it to about 5m off the top before taking some air time. apologies to my belayer (about an hour)
markalmack - Lead dog - 25/Jun/11 with james marjot, Andy hall
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/11
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Neil
I fell off a couple of times at the crux (hard for the short), then managed to top out at last, though it required an absolutely top effort at my limit. Though failed to onsight it, it was one of my best rock-climbing experiences. Supreme!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 04/Jun/11 with Ed P
Dangerous Dave - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Wild Beast
Russell Birkett - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Murdoch J
Super-duper amazing awesomeness. The crux of the route is getting the beans to start it.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Rich
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11
Hidden - 2011
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011
Hidden - 2011
GeoffG - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
centurion05 - 2011
phil64 - 2011
david morse - 2nd β - 12/Oct/10 with Glyn
Amazing. Enjoyed every move. Finished left, not as bold as expected
Glyn - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Dave Morse
centurion05 - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Stu Harth
belayed clipper on it then lead it straight afterwards, so a flash ascent. awesome sustained climbing with a great finish. Took left finish
centurion05 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10
Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Jul/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10
finished off right this time
barni - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/10 with luke
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Sam C, Will Nicholls
scorky345 - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Rich Cannel
awesome lead rachie
phil64 - 2nd - 17/Jun/10
Fantastic. Great gear, great moves, great position. Doesn't get much better.
farmus21 - Lead - 13/Jun/10 with Sam Radcliffe
ace route! bomber gear and great face climbing!
samrad - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with james G
Winger of quality from John right at the top. Great pitch, hard 6a going right at the top?
Lawrie Brand - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with John Mccune
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10
hervenuttall - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with rich cannell
SiW - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Bri
Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 31/May/10 with SimonW
Hidden - Lead - 31/May/10
awesome! wicked face climbing on cool features. last couple of moves feel hard when your pumped but just have it!
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/10 with alex mason
soph - 01/Jan/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2nd - 2010
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2010 with alex hughes
Howard Lawledge - 2010
Left Hand Finish
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - Lead - 2010 with Al Leary
Phoenomenal. Continually interesting with the crux right at the top. Climbed with gusto.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/09 with Nick Rabb
finieshed off left
barni - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09 with Liam fleming
Liam FLeming - 2nd - 05/Oct/09 with barni
With direct finish. Amazing.
Jus - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/09 with Will Boxen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/09
buzby78 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Alan Cassidy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09
AdrianP - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Olli
Awesome. Felt really steady.
Oli - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with John Nuttall
Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Jamie
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with john nuttal
Seymore Butt - 2009
Brilliant moves and bomber gear.
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Jon Stokes
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/08
Hidden - Jul/08
gregoritos - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with james
Stig - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Greg
a classic that lives up to its name: a brilliant route. done with left finish.
ksjs - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with geraldine
Gale force winds made for a very exciting lead!
alaan - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Matt
Brown - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08 with Various International meet
Fell from the top crux twice, managed to get it in the end :)
datoon - Lead - 05/May/08 with Richard Toon
a contender for one of the best single pitch climbing !
mr mills - Lead O/S - 2008 with ioan d
Will1 - 2008
Rob Pitt - 2008
tuftynick - 2008
jeffmcd56 - Lead O/S - 2008 with Rob
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07
French Erick - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Andy Sharpe
IOAN D - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07 with gareth
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with reeve
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07
1 nice winger from the crux, got back on after a rest and did it, nice one!
Ed Booth - Lead - 29/Jul/07
mgeek - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Tony Stone
Hidden - Lead rpt - 04/May/07
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Nick Verney
middlevern - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Toby Dunn
ali_robb - Lead O/S - Apr/07
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - 2007
Adam Ellwood - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Dave Evans
feilx - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Sue Hazel
Boy - 2006
jim robertson - 2006
Bern - 2006
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005
JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005
One of the best single pitches I have climbed anywhere
nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 16/Aug/04 with Mike Doyle
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/04
paul m hadley - Lead - 2004
paul m hadley - Lead - 2004
Great day, great weekend. Paul Collis 2nd
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/03 with Paul Collis
Mark Riley - Lead - May/03 with Dave Thomas
lx - Lead - Apr/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003
shark - 2nd - 29/Sep/01 with Paul Reeve
took massive fall reaching the spike, reclimbed after fall with a rest
andyblain - Lead dog - Jul/01
Hidden - Lead - 2001
Hidden - Lead dog - 2000
DJonsight - 2000
Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/99
Shaved Atom - Lead O/S - 1999
Si Clapham - 2nd - 1998 with Alun Richardson
ellis - Lead O/S - Jul/97 with Simon Witcher
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - 11/Apr/97 with Muir Morton
1 fall - Couldn't get thin tape over small spike in hole quick enough, got knackered and panicked - paid the price.
Ched - Lead dog - 1997 with Steve Graham
phardman - 1997
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/96
ste_d - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/96 with mik
mikedelderfield - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/96 with Steven Delderfield
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/96
michael burrows - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/96 with mark ryan
sadams - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/96 with John Boyle
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/96
Gregory - Lead O/S - Apr/96 with andy mcarthy
switch - Lead O/S - 1996
Colin Edwards - 2nd - 16/Sep/95 with Steve Cox
An awesome route.
Jon Garside - Lead O/S - Aug/95
michael burrows - 2nd - 09/Apr/95 with phil jones
Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe
1 pt rest
michael burrows - Lead dog - 27/Aug/94 with steve ward
uphillnow - 2nd - 15/Jun/94 with Graeme Smith
jfletcher - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/93
Roget - Lead dog - 10/Jun/93 with colin
whispering nic - Jun/92 with Blaggy
Hidden - Lead - Jun/92
Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 14/May/92 with Christian
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 1992 with Tim Dunsby, Ray Mardon
mark-abz - Lead - 29/Aug/91 with Andy W
LH finish 27 Aug 1991
RH finish 1996 with KM
Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/91
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 24/Aug/91 with Paul Dearden
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Jul/91
Chris Wright - Lead - 30/May/91
Dave Douglas - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/90
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - Sep/90 with Will (S. Williamson)
Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/90
andy gittins - Lead O/S - 1990
Hidden - Lead - 1990
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/Sep/89 with Rab Young
Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Aug/89
phardman - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/89
Hidden - Lead - 24/May/89
Don't fall off the start! Then enjoy
howifeel - Lead O/S - 1989 with Alex
ewar woowar - Lead - 1989
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/88
robyn1 - 1988
Took huge fall off flat jug at the top.
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead dnf - 30/Aug/87 with Matt Snape
Pedro50 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/87 with Dave Wark
Gerald Davison - 2nd O/S - 1987
mark mcgowan01 - 1987
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/86 with Gavin Peat
keefe - 23/Aug/86 with Alan Wilson
keefe - 06/Jul/86 with Johnny Adams
Rest point before crux
shark - Lead - 15/Jun/86 with Steve Etherington
My first clean E4 lead. Did the right hand finish.
Bob - Lead O/S - 08/May/85 with J. Topping
Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/85
Gezzer - 2nd O/S - 1985 with Andy Towne
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1985 with Duncan Bond
Hidden - Lead - 1985
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1985
Hidden - 1985
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/84
2 rests - poor show
Lone Rider - 2nd - 08/Aug/84 with Alan Shand
neilh - 2nd - 27/Jul/84 with kevin glass
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jul/83 with Geraldine Taylor
Hidden - Lead β - 05/Sep/82
Mark Kemball - Lead - 20/Jul/82 with Dave Abbey
Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/82
dominic lee - 1982 with Jerry Moffatt
Mike Owen - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/81 with Dave Whitlow
Mike Owen - 2nd β - 13/May/80 with Tom Jones
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980
Hidden - Lead - 1980
steve L - 1977
Hidden - 1973