pitch 2. Just like the good old days struggling up a route with jack in the scorching heat at avon. Maybe I would have felt more confident in the gear on lead, but pitch 1 seemed horrifically bold. There used to be a second lower peg which would have made it more reasonable, but just sideways wires seems ridiculously dodgy. Strong lead Jack! Hey ho, with much encouragement from Jack I struggled past the crux and unconfidently set off struggling up the start of pitch 2 on lead. Soon got into it though and thoroughly enjoyed it! psyched! Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Jack Bradbrook
Great route, a good test of ones overall trad climbing ability, fiddly to place gear which is also hard to spot. Technical moves in various positions where you don't really want to fall off and then the steep grove at the top which requires some quick intuition to do correctly while avoiding pump. Followed up by a slightly easier but in many ways more fun second pitch up the steep arete wall. Apparently there used to be another peg which made the first pitch less bold and as of when I did this there is no sign of it, so someone should probably add another at some point. Possibly high in the grade.
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Rob Stanfield
chris j - 2nd - Mar/14 with Nick Arding
Led P2. Tough going through the roof on the first pitch. The second is easy after the moves off the ledge. Great route.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Nick
Good line, good climbing (above the first loose 10m).
Nick Russell - AltLd rpt - 26/Jul/13 with Alex Winter
gimmer - 2013
jcw - 2013
dan ely - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Kemics
Redeemed after falling off climbing with Dave. kind of clean...reversed a move back to the belay ledge and the rope had a bit of tension as I stepped down but wasn't really a fall. Heavy rain/hail shower on the belay.
Kemics - 2nd rpt - 13/Oct/12 with Enduro Dan
led second pitch. Had previously seconded the first pitch with Pip but got benighted.
Good fun. The crux at the top of pitch 1 is always going to be hard! Retreated a couple of times from the crux at the start of pitch 2. But found a good micro above the end of the crack which helped.
Went up the left of the arete at the top. wondered if i was missing better (but harder) climbing on the right face of the arete.
mountain_jay - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Martin Grenfell
Failed to read the moves at the overhang and fell a couple of times. Peg held, and I had a solid BD 0.75 just above so safe. Once I worked out the move it went pretty easily. The bottom of P1 seemed to have a lot of loose rock and vegetation, but maybe I was off route. Some really nice climbing on the second pitch.
Nick Russell - Lead dog - 17/Jun/12 with Martin
Misha 1st pitch me 2nd. Don't fall off in the 1st 15m! Pressed out o-hang, Misha crimped. Had to take 2 goes at moves off belay to get right sequence. Lovely up the arete.
philhilo - AltLd β - 12/May/12 with misha
Misha - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Phil
First pitch only as got dark
Pippa - Lead O/S - 08/May/12 with Jamie Thornley
got benighted after seconding first pitch! tim chucked a rope down off the top of the slab and we traversed onto it and abbed down m2. Found the crux really tricky. rested a couple of times.
mountain_jay - 2nd - 08/May/12
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Graham Charman
Graham C - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Marti
Kemics - 2nd dog - 11/Dec/11 with Dave
Had to have a rest on p1 then abbed from the belay due to darkness.
Bristoldave - Lead dnf - 10/Dec/11 with Caleb
Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11
AlexRenshaw - Lead - 19/Jul/11 with Ted Lister
Led p1. Really good route, didn't think it was particularly bold (as the guide describes it)
lukehodson - AltLd - 21/May/11 with Duncan
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with Luke Hodson
Aaron Lines - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11 with frank ramsay
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with tom dixon
Lead second pitch, good route.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Ed Babington
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10
Found the bottom part of pitch 1 very bold
richiebongo - Lead RP - 2010 with Nick Smith
tom.e - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/09 with Charlie Everett
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Feb/09
IceMonkey1982 - 14/Sep/08
jfreeman - 2nd - 09/Mar/08 with Nick Gillet
hard route to follow, wicked situation for second pitch
tonanf - Lead β - 12/Jul/07 with james c
Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/07
haydng - Lead RP - 2007 with Rob
well good route, long way out round
tonanf - AltLd - Sep/06 with burt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/06
Marcus - 2006
Marcus - 2006
shark - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05 with Pete
tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2005
Lead on TC's gear after he backed off the crux.
Paz - AltLd β - 06/Jul/04 with TC
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with Jo Stadden
1st and 3rd
simon kimber - AltLd O/S - Mar/04 with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/03
cornishben - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Mike Raine
Swing into a layback in a sensational position - over far too soon
KRB - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/02 with Chris & Martin
John Southworth - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/01 with Jason Parker
Billg - Lead O/S - 2001
ellis - AltLd O/S - May/00 with Sam Chinnery
Ally Smith - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Fell off the crux. Doh.
AndySL - AltLd dog - 1995 with Mark
Took me a while to figure out the crux.
lowersharpnose - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/94 with Crispin
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/93 with Alan Holden
Roget - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/92 with jon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989
E2 5b,5c,5b in 1980 Guide
Pete Nugent - 2nd - 27/Mar/88 with Lionel Edwards
DDDD - 1987
JamieAyres - 2nd dog - Aug/85 with Phil Windall
Mike Owen - 23/Oct/84 with Elaine Owen
Hidden - Lead - 1984
andy gittins - 1983
Did third pitch on another day. Better treated as a separate route and the best of the 3 pitches - 2 stars.
stp - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/82
Hidden - 1981
Hidden - Lead - 1981
chris sm - 2nd O/S - 0000 with Andy Gill