In hind sight it would have made a lot more sense to run pitches 1 + 2 together. Some lovely shiny pegs along the way. Strangely there is still a utterly rank casin ring peg on the 3rd pitch...which is the only piece of gear in a long run out. Soft touch for VS and 4c.Kemics - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Juliuus
Led Pitch 1, Mark Joined 2 + 3. Not a great route but got the classic rock tick!
cheeky - 10/Jul/14 with Mark Philipson
lots of new pegs! some polish higher up. joined pitches 2 and 3.
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Matt Payne
Two stars is fair. Not too glassy but getting there.
CallumSmith - AltLd - 10/Jul/14
Ran P1 & P2 together.
Tom F Harding - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Steve Bartle
rdpounder - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Tom F Harding
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/14
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with gingerbex
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/14
Harder comms than the north face of Ben Nevis in a blizzard, but a great route.
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14 with Jonny Forster
Rebs - AltLd - 16/May/14 with Ben Caley
With variations - the Inverted V on the second pitch and the Direct Finish instead of the 3rd pitch, the latter is really good value HVS.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 15/May/14 with Mike
With variations - the Inverted V on the second pitch and the Direct Finish instead of the 3rd pitch.
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 15/May/14 with Peter
joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Matt Prince
tskelhon - AltLd - May/14 with Charlotte
2nd pitch only.
pheotleyr - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/14 with Oli
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14
Matt Amos - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/14 with Barney Adams
Nice outing, nice blalncey moves first pitch, nice little bit of exposure...
Tristypants - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with David Pribelszki
matt.woodfield - AltLd rpt - 10/Apr/14
A little polished. Led P2 and P3.
thom_jenkinson - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Will Bourne
Led P1 and Thom did P2 and P3, would run the last two together in future. A good weaving line with some nice moves that are made a bit spicy due to the polish on P1
Ragingpossum - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with thom_jenkinson
Great climb. Not as polished as the reputation of the venue had led me to expect. A reasonably cool day probably helped. I led second pitch which was quite run out.
bigbobbyking - AltLd - 16/Mar/14 with Gary Connor
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14
Climbed in 2 pitches
Pete Scott - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Jimbo
Continued P1 to belay on the higher ledge before the slab on P2. Ran the rest of P2 and P3 together.
matt_claydon - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Corin rathbone
corinrathbone - 2nd - 22/Feb/14 with Matt Claydon
James Jackson - 2014
muppett - 2014
muppett - 2014
Neil - Lead O/S - 2014
jonbwoy - 2014
yesbutnobutyesbut - 2014
Pitch 1&3 first climb of the day so seemed a hard vs and polished but can also see why it gets the stars.
casey johns - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/13 with Andrew willie wilson
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Dec/13
riff156 - Lead rpt - 24/Nov/13 with Hannah Carter
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13
Kayan - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13 with David Brock
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Nov/13
RamblingRyan - AltLd - 13/Nov/13 with Col
Hidden - Lead - 02/Nov/13
Hidden - AltLd dog - 20/Oct/13
in the rain
Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd - 20/Oct/13
Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/13
Great, varied pitches with derisory protection from ancient pegs. The Obstetricians move was full of water. Take a steady second for the first pitch.
AndySL - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13 with Deano
Rained, slipped on first pitch. Lead by James Cullen.
lordsauce - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/13
stafford101 - 2nd rpt - 10/Sep/13 with George Frisby
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Kirsty Kerr
matt.woodfield - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13
andy dunn - AltLd rpt - 04/Sep/13 with Alan
lead in two pitches, tried to string the first two pitches together but rope drag put paid to that, had to belay halfway through second pitch
Webster - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13
machine45 - 2nd - 02/Sep/13 with David Webster
Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13
jtree03 - AltLd - 28/Aug/13 with Col
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13
Led P2 & 3, Rich led P1.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Rich Goodbody
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13
Led P1 and P3, M led P2 - good effort! Seemed harder than the final pitch, with bold moves up the slab
jalien - AltLd rpt - 06/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13
sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Jamie
zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Sam
Simon did P1 & P3, I did P2. P1 is still polished, but otherwise still a good route.
localboy - AltLd β - 11/Jun/13 with Simon C
VPJB - Lead - 09/Jun/13
panda70 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Matt Ryder, Tom Fraser
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/13
HarryB - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Tom
Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 31/May/13
Hidden - Lead - 31/May/13
Led pitches 1&3.
Shame about the polish, a fun excursion nevertheless.
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/13 with Ben
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/13
Hidden - AltLd - 23/May/13
great climb, don't be put off by the name plenty of nuts around compared to other gorge VSs. superlight rocks came in handy. thought the first pitch was easier than both the others. the belay off to the left on the first pitch seemd awkward the twin pegs and nut on the right at the start of pitch 2 would have been better
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13
Luke Davies - AltLd - 08/May/13
Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/13
led the second pitch after seconding the first pitch of Central Rib
Chazwoz - AltLd O/S - 01/May/13 with Peter Rigby
jonlord - Lead - May/13
tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/13 with Dad
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/13 with Tom
mkonca - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/13 with steve gibbs
Approximately anyway. I took a lower line below and to the left of the original line on P2. (I think this is part of "central rib" in the rockfax book) I don't think that detracted too much from the route though, it was still very enjoyable. Shame about the polish, but this is Avon gorge!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/13 with Emily
gingernick - AltLd - 03/Mar/13 with Daryl
A bit dissapointing. P1 was excellent and the 1st bit of p2 though. The polish on the traverse is approaching Chudleigh levels.
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Goss
Split into 2 pitches. Very polished!
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13
Some tricky moves traversing the roof leftwards, and a bit of faff abbing down to unclip the right rope from pegs to the right of the roof.
On the whole, pitches 2 and 3 were much simpler, and the whole climb yielded some enjoyable views in glorious weather.
Eagertom - Lead - 16/Feb/13 with Hugo Hunt
hp.hunt - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with Tom Eldridge
Hawkgirl - 2nd dog - Feb/13
Hidden - 2013
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Andy Chadwick - 2013
jcw - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Pitch 1 with no chalk was a grease fest for some reason. Pitch 2 and 3 was in down pour. None the less, banter with the G meister the whole way up and the thought of subway at the top made it a great laugh!
Stanners - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/12 with Andy G
theclimbingfabrigas4 - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/12 with Rob Stanfield
steve-grigg - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12
riff156 - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/12 with Jo Smith
mattshort - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Elly Pryce
P1 and P3
arandall - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Wendy Matthews
bottled crux on p1, retreated, pete managed it. the polish is pretty savage in places, and like all avon routes gear is spare
Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Pete north
Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with arandall
better than my impression after doing it for the first time
pheotleyr - AltLd rpt - 28/Jul/12 with Colin
colin milton - AltLd - 28/Jul/12 with peter
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/12
riff156 - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/12 with Ali Cann
Led pitch 1
Mark Salter - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/12 with Chris Shorrock
P1 Me, P2 Brian, P3 Jon
timstyles - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/12 with Brian Vaughan, Jon Bradley
riff156 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Iain Black
climbingchippie - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with steve collard
George Frisby - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/12 with Chris
A thought provoking line. Only 4c because of the polish, requiring some careful footwork on the crux. Lead in 2 pitches, skipping the cave stance belay.
stafford101 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/12 with George Frisby
Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Alex Desborough
Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/12
steveprice.exmouth - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with David Coley
Used a hanging belay on the 1st belay. Good climb
George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/12
Lead p2&3 as one
mikeyg - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Becky Butcher, Will Twigger
polished, otherwise felt pretty easy, lead p1 and p2 as one pitch
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Todd
Interesting, but never with enough continuous entertainment to truly relish the route. The polish was nowhere near as bad as I expected. The line is easy to follow (massive chalk palm hand prints for a start!)
Generally good, but not amazing.
Rampikino - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with Cat
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/12
Stone Muppet - Lead rpt - 11/Mar/12 with am
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Piers Gudgeon
Led P1 and 3
HarryB - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/12
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/12
Geo pitch 1-1.5, Chris pitch 1.5 to 3
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 12/Feb/12 with Geo
Pete Rigby - Solo rpt - Feb/12
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jan/12 with Mick Ward
Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 22/Jan/12
I led the second pitch, which I found hard. Although having now read Classic rock and got the beta, think I would have found it easier.
Fatclimber - AltLd - 14/Jan/12 with Lee
Very polished crux on P1. Not a 3 star route for me but not bad. (Ld p1)
jezb1 - AltLd - 08/Jan/12
Led pitches two and three; linked these together. One precarious, polished crux move on the first pitch. An enjoyable, if a little scrappy outing. Not quite worthy of three stars for me.
sophiecb - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/12
tapley - 2012
Hidden - 2012
davidtrelawnyross - 2012
Ian JL - 2012
alan moore - 2012
Stewart Armstrong - 2012
abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Jack Verber
beckybutcher91 - 2nd - 2012 with Will Twigger, Mike Gadd
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 13/Nov/11 with Nick Gregory
bemdl - AltLd - 30/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/11
Gary S - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Tom Moat
I led P1 - first successful VS 4c lead :)Traversing left across the slab was really scary. Sorry for taking so long over it, Charlie!
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/11 with Charlie Beard
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/11 with Katherine Ross
Lovely Climbing. Not polished much at all. Very nice and didn't feel as run out as I was.
pffft - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Jojo Mills
Climbed this on a wet and windy monday instead of work for Toms birthday. 2nd pitch was the worst polish and more than the 4a given. I lead 1 & 3 very enjoyable. Belayed from original stance on the two pegs plus tiny nut. next time will belay after next ledge.
patkubrick - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/11
djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Steve Knaggs
Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with duncan
Went straight through 1st belay making it a 2 pitch route.
reece.robinson - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Kev Faux
DerwentDiluted - Lead - 20/Aug/11 with Les Deakin
Lead P1 & P2 clean then had to ab off as the rain came in. Will be back for the top pitch though, this is a lovely little route. Polish not anywhere near as bad as I expected.
joeurwin - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/11 with Heather
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/11
Another cracking climb, very polished but i suppose you have to expect that from a "Classic Rock route"!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Mike Scott
A good route but the 3rd pitch is very polished at the start. Jack joined P1 and P2 together and I did P3
JamesRich - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Jack Bradbrook
First route I climbed with my first pair of 5.10 Anasazi Verde's. Slightly trickier than I remember But still soft for the grade none the less, just a little bold in places.
Quarryboy - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/11 with James Rich
A good route, polished but not overly so. The main difficulties are on the first pitch
petegunn - AltLd - 28/Jul/11 with Davina
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/11
Polished in places, but you can find alternative footholds. Very enjoyable for a Tuesday morning when I should have been working ;-)
Ant Mace - Lead β - 27/Jul/11 with Mike Mace
1st pitch terrifyingly polished. The rest was much nicer.
yehti - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with Susan Young
girlymonkey - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Tom Young
bonelessivar - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Andy
mandy - AltLd - 11/Jul/11 with rick
kyle - 01/Jul/11
Very nice, polish present but not a problem. Lovely climbing.
Bobling - AltLd - 29/Jun/11 with James P
Led P1 and P3. Some interesting balance move on first pitch, good fun. The polish wasnt as bad as expected!
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Robert
Lead Pitch 2
Kate Edhouse - AltLd - 28/Jun/11 with Kyle Worgan
Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/11
Multi Pitch, 2nd Pitch Bold climbing!
DOVEY - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with Billie x
Third pitch only, the best one - no horrid polish apart from very start, which is excellent
PaulWatson - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/11 with Dan
don't advise linking P1 & P2 - rope drag was massive and communication totally impossible. Nice route. Interesting walk down through the trees - the bright sun seemed to have brought out creatures of the night, if you get my drift!
hms - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with kate, Jenny
Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Jun/11
Darrell Read - Lead - 25/May/11 with Simon Hall
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/11
Me 1 (in spitting rain) & 3, Kylie 2. Not very satisfying, didn't find my groove and took too long/got too nervous to be pleased with it. Brand new shoes, rain and a month off from trad probably not helping.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 15/May/11 with Kylie Richards
Tarquin - 06/May/11 with Sarah
Didn't seem as polished as last year - strange!
Slick - Lead - 03/May/11
Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/11
Very enjoyable, interesting little crux on the 1st pitch!
BB1 - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with P Ross
Led first pitch happily but second needed to ab off after getting the fear on the polished, traversing crux move.
Dave Ing - Lead dnf - 22/Apr/11 with Ruth
Joolz - AltLd - 21/Apr/11 with Relph Higson
pitches 1 and 3
hutchay - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Andy Clay
Led P3. Great climbing! Not as polished as some routes but still annoying.
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Jack Bradbrook
Joined the first 2 pitches together then Rob finished off the third. (speed ascent)
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Rob Stanfield
A really good route. Not as polished as I remember either.
andy dunn - Lead rpt - 05/Apr/11 with Big Ben
Great fun route
kingrollo - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11
A nice climb chock full of pitons. The first pitch is the spicier of the bunch and the final pitches fairly mundane in comparison. Still, a good outing, and nice views from the beyal ledges.
ashley_sandeman - AltLd - 02/Apr/11 with kingrollo
Nicked off work early and climbed with Matt Swannell. First time back on steep rock for a while so Matt led all pitches. Weather fine.
Jeavsy - 2nd - 01/Apr/11 with Matt Swannell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11
Cornish_James - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Johnny Sneller, Ross Davidson
Pete did 1&2 together I did 3
nick hawkins - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/11
halfwaythere - AltLd - 22/Mar/11 with nick hawkins
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/11
Led all pitches
HarryB - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/11
Led P1 & 3, Al led P2. P3 was a bit of a scramble, but otherwise good route. A bit polished, but actually not that bad for the Gorge!
aipattison - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/11 with UBMC
TDembrey - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/11 with Rob
Solo top-roped whole route, re-anchored on descent to follow the route. Followed the line of polish and piton scars all the way up. Fun.
Dave Ing - TR O/S - 20/Feb/11
brianrunner - 2011
31770 - 2011
Jim Walton - 2011
PAJames - 2011
Hidden - 2011
saintlade - 2011
rurp - Lead - 2011
Danny Bags - 2011
polished! Did 1st and 3rd pitch - 3rd pitch as HVS variant
evhall - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Ian H, Mike D
Lead 3 pitch, merl joined 1st and 2nd. Lovely 1st pitch.
suffolknick - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with clams
kenneM - AltLd - 16/Oct/10 with Steve Marner
Stan011 - 2nd - 08/Oct/10 with Mike Coles
I started leading the 1st pitch then wussed out, so Alan lead pitch 1 and 3; I lead pitch 2.
A pleasant route, but lots of the bolts seem pointless as there's good gear placements right by them.
catemuir - AltLd - 06/Oct/10 with Alan Sage
led p1 and p2 in one
clams - AltLd O/S - Oct/10 with NB
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Jason Williams
Lead P2&3. Clay P1.First pitch was very polished and caught me by suprise, the rest was good climbing.
TDembrey - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Clay
Clay C - AltLd rpt - 17/Sep/10 with Todd
ron244 - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/10 with Peter Bird
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/10
Tenko - 15/Aug/10 with Guy Williams
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/10
Simon lead 1 and I lead 2 & 3. Felt a long way between gear on occasion.
localboy - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Simon F
Led P1, Mike led P2 and 3
simonf - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Mike
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/10
P1&p3. Polish not too bad. Great route: p2 obstetrician's move was tight, warm and very damp. Lots of pitons!
Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Peet
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10
Ben's first outdoor climb, and he loved it!
Caspar - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Ben Bowry
ben bowry - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Caspar
amazing. polished bad
dan ely - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with jon
Slick - AltLd - 21/Jun/10 with Kevin Vans-Colina
lead middle pitch, good climb
redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with gareth greeves
Lovely climb, polish on first pitch not as bad as lead to believe.
ron244 - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Mike Connor
3rd pitch: really enjoyable, a great route.
mpc - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10 with Ron Thomas
Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/10
I lead the middle bit, Neil the first and third bits... was kinda polished ! but good
Tom Brierley Gore - AltLd - 17/May/10
Hidden - Solo rpt - 07/May/10
very shiny first section
i led the middle bit
katherinesydney - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with mike kann
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
Polished, ive seen less polish in Mr Sheen it makes the first pitch v un-nerving as I did not trust my feet. Collected 4 v short quick draws and sling on the route as it looked like someone had bailed out after pitch one.
gingergeorge - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with rcp
Epic number 2!
Quirina - 2nd dnf - 19/Apr/10 with Neil Larsen
Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10
Led 2nd and 3rd pitches
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Eleri
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/10
Rosea Day - AltLd O/S - Mar/10 with Thomas Heslam
TR909 - Lead O/S - 2010
Phil PBC - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010
Fred_Richard - Lead - 2010
Pitch 1&3 (backed off the HVS variation after seeing the peg!)
RedFox - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Tom K
excellent outing once again, incredible to thimk it was first climbed over 70 years ago. Looking forward to the next ascent
valuks1 - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09
Stone Muppet - 19/Sep/09
Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Sep/09
Don't be put off by some of the exaggerated comments about polish here. It's not particularly bad and doesn't much detract from a fine route. Led P1&3, with the HVS finish.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Dale
TimPerkin - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Richard Harris
Good fun route finger pockets good polish didn't bother us
Dale - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Andy
On drive south, after masses of rain and a cheeseburger. Very polished desperate traverse scared hell out of me, nice for an urban route.
jimorothy - Lead - 19/Jul/09 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/09
alan lead pitches 1 & 2 in 1 go - seems he was enjoying himself up there!. I finished up 3.
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Alan
I led pitch 1. Belayed a bit later than normal, which enabled us to do it in 2 pitches. Gary led pitch 2.
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 13/Jun/09 with Gary Lewin
Classic? A bit dull I think, especially at the top. Best combined with top pitch of Central Rib.
ruaidh - Lead β - 06/Jun/09 with Andy Hickman
Really is a classic, found the 'finger pockets' just when I needed them. Would like to lead next time. First pitch is most 'tricky', then easier after each pitch.
rorschach - 2nd - 01/Jun/09 with Andy Hills
led pitch 1 arnaud pitch 2
EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with arnaud
Tricky Polished first pitch - rest straightforward.... interesting finger 'pockets' on pitch 2...
richardadventurecafe - AltLd - 10/May/09 with Andy Owen
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Apr/09
mullermn - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Kylie Richards, Monkey
Monk - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/09 with Andy A, kylie
Kylie - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Monkey
Hidden - Lead - 27/Feb/09
I lead 1st and 3rd. Excellent route.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Matt Hartgrove
Hidden - 2009
Spacetourist - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Rosea
tombushell - 2nd - 2009
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/08
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/08
Protheroe - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/08 with Douglas Hamilton
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/08
Led 2nd (easiest) pitch. Excellent climb. Scary traverse on 1st pitch. You often only really appreciate good advice when you finally put it into practice, so thanks Alistair for the talk on feet the other week, it was invaluable.
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/08 with Muny
Al Franks - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Claire
cy - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Al
Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Claire
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08
martinazando - AltLd - Jun/08 with Alex Walker
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/May/08
Moved together for a bit of alps practice
georgeevans88 - Solo O/S - 07/May/08 with Harry
Well chuffed to have soloed this - first big VS solo and was very nevous about it but held it all together nicely apart from having a bit of a wobbler on pitch 3 at the steep bit which I've never liked even with a rope on!
mike kann - Solo rpt - 26/Apr/08
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Weilin Wang
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008
Andrew1 - Lead - 30/Dec/07 with Rachel Smith
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Emily
1st and 3rd pitches. Bit of a faff trying to find third pitch. Started up HVS variation before reversing and going the right way.
Circus - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Loz
led pitch 2
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Adam
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Emily
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/07
Duncan I - Lead - 16/Sep/07 with Toby Tyas
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07
Led first and third pitches. Nice easy but steep moves on the third.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Ellen Taylor
Led P2. Have doen others before many times...
chris sm - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/07 with Ben Sutton
cornishben - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/07 with Chris Sims
tom.e - AltLd rpt - 01/Sep/07 with Charlie Everett
Halo Le Fish - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Ant
chedder - 2nd - 23/Aug/07 with chris thorne
p1,p3. p1 polished horror. p2+p3 nice
lithos - AltLd - 21/Aug/07
Troy had to lead the first pitch and I bottled the second one. Had to absail from double pitons plus one nut. Troy recovered the gear.
WRMusall - AltLd dnf - 19/Aug/07 with Troy
led pitches 1 and 3
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Dan (dpmuk)
Led pitch 2
dpmUK - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Caralynr
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/07
Easy final pitch...
Used the wet finger pockets on the 2nd pitch slab. ;-)
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/07 with Jon Thompson
maresia - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Mike Kann
Started raining heavily after the first pitch, strung two and three together. Brilliant!
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/07 with Matt Frank
Richard Hall - AltLd - 16/Jun/07 with Sam Kendrick
leigh - 2nd - 09/Apr/07 with Ed
Lovely jubbly wouldn't want to have climbed in the 1940's though, slings to drape I see nowhere! Hobnail boots no chance, hemp rope around the waist just for shits & giggles not or me! Still a classic
jon thompson27 - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with Alex Thompson
Hidden - Lead - Mar/07
mattf77 - 2nd - Jan/07
Hidden - 2007
haydng - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Rachel
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2007
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/06 with crossdressingrodney
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/06
Pitches 2 and 3
chiverstom - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/06 with Jonny
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Jun/06
sims - 2nd O/S - 13/May/06 with Nick
wildrover220 - Lead O/S - 06/May/06 with Neil Thomas
I led P2.
bpmclimb - AltLd O/S - 04/May/06 with Clare & Sandy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/06
Vastly over rated final pitch. Personally I finish up the last pitch of Central Rib giving more interest and making it more sustained. Otherwise a good route. Worthy of Classic Rock? Probably not...
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Many
mikelaing - 2006
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 2006
Hidden - 2006
Steve Lenartowicz - 2006 with Clare
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05
Variant 3rd pitch. Original grade VS 4b
Marq - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/05 with Daniel Dennehy
al99 - Lead O/S - Jan/05 with Jeremy king
tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005
phsharpy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Bethan Davies
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/04
furry - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/04 with Neil
FayeG - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Rory
ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/04
mol - AltLd - 05/Jun/04 with James Wasiak
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Laura
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Laura
BALD EAGLE - Lead - 19/May/04 with Phillipa Beale
Hidden - Lead - May/04
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/04
krikoman - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/03 with Kev Gibbs
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/03
I lead the 4c pitch, Bryan lead the last 2 pitches in one push.
WRMusall - AltLd - 11/Oct/02 with Bryan Shenone
MikeC59 - Lead - 14/Aug/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/02
James Moyle - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/02 with P. McCourt
Paz - Solo O/S - 2002
IceMonkey1982 - 2002
Third pitch only.
AndySL - Solo O/S - 2002
Boxy - Lead O/S - 20/May/01
gimmer - 2001
John Southworth - AltLd O/S - Mar/00 with Vicky Munn
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Feb/00
Hidden - 2000
Ally Smith - 2000
Hidden - 2000
bullybones - 2000
timreynolds - AltLd - 11/Jun/99 with John Burnip
Hidden - AltLd - 1999
kevp - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/98 with Gareth Arnold
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 07/Jun/98 with PS
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/98
JamieAyres - AltLd rpt - May/97 with Huw Davies
chrisrogers - 2nd O/S - Jul/96 with Dave ?
WRMusall - AltLd - 05/May/96 with Rick Stanley
tradguy - Lead O/S - 20/May/95 with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 - 2nd - 20/May/95 with paul highams
jim_randell - Lead rpt - 05/May/95 with MS
mikej - AltLd - 16/Apr/95 with Nick Salmon
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/95
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95
chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 1995 with Surfer Mark
Took ages with "The Sloth" lol
Mickdenali - 1995 with Keith Biddle
jim_randell - Lead rpt - 03/Dec/94 with RL, SL
jim_randell - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/94 with WW
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/94 with FW
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1994
Hidden - Lead - 1994
AndyB123 - AltLd - 1989 with Andy E
Nigel Coe - 26/Nov/88 with Mike Scott, Tim Dunsby
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/88 with Guy Summers
GuySummers - AltLd - 05/Apr/88 with bighairyian
Moses - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/87
mikej - AltLd - 12/Aug/87 with Pete Rowbottom
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jul/87 with Robert Clark
Budge - AltLd O/S - 1986 with Bonds Western
rogerskews - 21/Sep/85 with Martin Coward
Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/84
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Sep/84
Had swung leads with Phil before on this. Since done it loads more times..
JamieAyres - Lead rpt - Jul/84 with Nigel Evans
Pete Nugent - AltLd - Mar/84 with John Derbyshire, Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)
Led1st and third pitch
Babika - AltLd - Mar/84 with John Rowland
Hidden - Lead - 20/May/83
andy gittins - 1983
andy gittins - 1983
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/82
RichardMc - Lead - 26/Sep/82 with Pip Jones
Climbed in May 81 with ropes.
stp - Solo rpt - 25/Mar/82
AlanLittle - AltLd - 1982
John Marsland - AltLd - Oct/81 with Ian Stopforth
leland stamper - Lead O/S - Sep/81 with hugh rawson
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/81 with Alice Hampton
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/80
Chris Craggs - 1980
Mike C - 2nd - 24/Nov/79 with Walter Phipps
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 30/Sep/79 with Steve Portnoi
Hidden - Lead - May/79
Hidden - 2nd - 1977
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/76
Ken Taylor - Lead - 17/Feb/76 with Charles Towers
Mark Kemball - Lead - 11/May/75 with Norman
Mark Kemball - 2nd - Nov/74 with Charlie Cook
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 04/May/74 with Pete Bott
Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1973
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 19/Oct/69 with Bob ('Ginger') Thomas
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 20/Sep/69 with Andy Wild, Dennis Gray
Hidden - 2nd - 1968
Hidden - AltLd - 1965
David Smith - 1965
My first proper climb. Led 2 weeks later. It was polished then too. I can still smell it.
Oliver Hill - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/64
Dave Morris and I on a RUMC meet at Avon, also climbed Desperation and another route
oldmanofmow - Lead O/S - 15/May/57
The remark about 'Hobnailed' boots has opened memories. This route was my first proper lead in 1956. We had Viking nylon hawser laid rope tied round the waist and cheap plimsoles (daps) bought from Woolworths for 6s 8d (33p). As I remember it was then less than VS.
Fred S - Lead rpt - 1956 with Can no longer remember name