E2 5b is a fair grade for this - not E1 5b as in the definitive guide. Very poor feet on the right wall and the crack is hard to jam. Lay-backing would be tough and make it hard to place gear. Not a route I want to come back and lead.
Pete_Frost - 2nd dog - 02/Oct/15 with David Rumney
Pretty much had to aid this on second maybe 4 years ago, today jams felt totally bomber!
Rachel Slater - Lead RP - 27/Sep/15 with Tim Newton
tim newton - 2nd β - 26/Sep/15 with rachel slater
Only the best crack climb in the country.
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/15 with Phil Rossiter
Bridging all the way! Very technical using minimal jams, probably harder work but less technical if you jam all the way. biggish cams appreciated
JRJones - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/15 with chris
Hidden - 2nd - 07/Aug/15
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15
Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Jun/15
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15
belay bunny turned bad - 13/May/15
Jam or go home! An incredible crack climb that gradually gobbles up your hands
Albachoss - 2nd β - 04/May/15 with Dougie
Wizzy - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/15
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2015
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Nov/14
Fell near the bottom but got the rest.
ian d f - Lead dog - 15/Nov/14 with Tor
Jammed to whole way up - progress :0)
soph - Lead rpt - 04/Aug/14 with Steve Franklin
Hidden - Lead β - 18/Jul/14
Lots of rests. I can't climb cracks!
bigbobbyking - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/14
pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Rob King, Tor Nockles
tobydunford - 2nd dog - 30/May/14 with Harry Martin
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/14
Frank the Husky - 2014
Hidden - 2014
mike mo - 2014
mike mo - 2014
mike mo - 2014
DubyaJamesDubya - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Paul Collis
soph - 2nd - 07/Jun/13 with Alex Hughes
Hard HVS for fellow grit monkeys, easy E2 if you are a reasonable jammer and probably impossible if you aren't.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with AJM
My good run of managing to second Tom's jamming routes despite a total inability to jam properly comes to an end! Fell off trying to jam the thin hands section at the bottom and annoyingly my foot slipped right up near the top too.
AJM - 2nd dog - 31/May/13 with Tom Lambert
Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 2013
soph - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Helena Robinson, jon morgan
Awesome jamming crack. Fairly soft for E2? A tricky bit in the middle where the crack got a bit wide but otherwise it was more like Peak HVS?
I had to shunt cams almost all the way up as only had 2 that fitted 90% of it.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Neil Furniss
Dan Vaj - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/12 with James Machaffie
2nd go. jamming easy, bridging hard
dan ely - Lead RP - 02/Jun/12 with dan
Quite a tussle....Brilliant!
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Ruth
Sweaty and painful and that was just the first few metres, beat a retreat. Can't see how this is E1! I'll be back with taped hands and cooler conditions...
ksjs - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/12 with jo
Captain Gear - 2012
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Ralph
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/11
Jamming crack???? Just layback it to glory. One big hold all the way to the top. E1 5a/b
centurion05 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with benji
al99 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Andy Woolston
Owain Llewelyn - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Neil
nightmare. couldn't do it at all.
Rachel Slater - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/11 with Chi Huo Cheng
yo yo it 3 times (fell, did not pull the rope). after the 4th fall, sat on rope and then finished it clean. did not have enough cams with me.
Chi Cheng - Lead dog - 02/Jun/11 with Rachel Stater
dan ely - Lead dnf - 23/Mar/11 with tony (army)
Rory Shaw - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Was i mysteriously transported to Indian Creek? Hot sunshine and spitter cracks! Proper old school jamming fest, crushed by a confused mixture of classy technique and gruelling determination :)
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10
melonmike - 2nd dog - 27/Aug/10 with Jack Metcalfe
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10
The very best hand jamming corner crack in the UK. As i pulled onto the ledge and saw the corner in all its glory i remember finding it hard to swallow!! However, as with most climbs on the Cromlech its bark was muck bigger than its bite. Shame it's not twice as long. Some guy in Joe Browns shop told me it has been down graded to E1? It felt pretty E2 to me.
80s pete - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with jas wood
TomPR - Lead - 03/Jul/10
Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Jun/10
Didn't think I'd get up this clean so very pleased! The first half of the route provided the hardest jamming I had ever done but managed to keep going to the rest, after which the going got easier thanks to decent footholds on the side walls. Unloaded a double set of #1 to #3 cams in row, plus a hex at head height and the chockstone at the top, so pretty well protected.
Misha - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Ian W
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/10
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Terry
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/10
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Al
Should be 11a, not E2!
david morse - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with mikey R+Steve
melonmike - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Dave Morse
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Johnny Richard
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/May/09
Ian Parnell - Lead - Apr/09 with Matt Heason
Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/08
Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Sep/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08
barni - Lead - 19/Sep/08 with Oli
jamesturnbull - Lead - Jun/08 with aiden
Nicos - Lead O/S - 30/May/08 with frazer
barni - 2nd - 15/May/08 with Liam fleming
Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/08
Al Evans - 2008
one fall about 6inches from the top easy bit gutting. awesome line, totally brutal, must do.
Alex Mason - Lead - 04/Apr/07 with Adrian Berry
Rob Kennard - 2007
Hidden - 2007
feilx - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Ian Lovatt
a ladder of bomber jams.The file on higgar tor is harder
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06 with john nuttal
jim robertson - 2006
switch - Lead O/S - 2005
Derek Ryden - Lead rpt - Jun/04 with Al (V12), Anne Vowles
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/04
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/03
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/02
Hidden - Lead - 2001
tuftynick - 2001
tuftynick - Lead - 2001
Had 2 sets of Friends but still had to shuffle the key sized ones up as I went
uphillnow - Lead - 2000 with Dale Holding, Mark Gray
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Roget - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/99 with baccy
Mark Riley - Lead dog - May/99 with Richard Ibberson
WB - Lead O/S - 1998
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/94
auld al - 1994
phardman - 1992
Hidden - Lead - 1991
Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - Jun/90 with Mark Lee
Hidden - 1990
michael burrows - 2nd - 04/Jun/89 with brian jones
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/88
Hidden - Lead - 21/May/88
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 01/May/87 with Kim Greenald
shark - Lead - Jul/86 with Charlie Stripp
Steve Bell - 1985
Hidden - 1985
Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/Oct/80 with Bill McKee
Hidden - Lead - 1980
Best gritstone crack in Wales...
petemeads - Lead - 1977