Gronk** VS 4c
[Fourth pitch traverse of Gronk at Avon Gorge, 2 kb]5 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fascinating outing that takes in plenty of exciting situations and has some surprisingly difficult moves. The first pitch is at the top of the grade and care is needed to protect the second on the traverses on pitches 3 and 4. Start at a short, well-scratched thin crack.
1) 4c, 26m. Climb up past the crack and continue in the same line to a peg and a couple of good nuts just above. Gain the ledge above via a perplexing move before heading left to a short corner that ends at vegetated ledges. Various belays.
2) 4b, 10m. Above are two corners right of a big blank wall with bolts in it. Climb up the right-hand corner a metre or so and move right out to the arete and flake-crack just beyond. Climb the flake-crack to a good ledge in a corner up and left. Poor belays.
3) 4b, 15m. Climb out right and make some awkward moves diagonally rightwards to a perch on a small ledge. Step down and right and move into the wide corner-crack which is climbed to a ledge belay. It is probably wise to place a runner in the diagonal break above the belay in order to protect the second on the traverse.
4) 4b, 20m. Follow the exposed left-trending diagonal breaks with good gear and holds to a tree belay.
5) 4a, 10m. Climb the corner above the tree to the first overhang, pull left to an easy gully and finish up this, © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A Stunning 5 pitch route full of variety and with some exquisitely daunting positions. Not to be taken lightly and not for the faint of heart. Low in 4c (only one 4c section if you route find correctly) but high in VS. 1st Pitch is straight up the rock and a strenuous pull up a final crack (the crux), 2nd involves some airy step outs, 3rd (traverse) requires delicacy and route finding skills as you step down, and bravery from the unprotected second as a slip will lead to an unwanted date with Morpheus (protection for the second is available if you're feeling kind). 4th is an exacting traverse with the hardest moves well protected, and the 5th though some relief is no pushover. Those short on time can split into 2 sessions using Morpheus for access.

B Annette, M Thompson (VL) Feb/1961

Ticklists: Avon Gorge non-Extremes, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, CUMC Ticklist, Avon VSes.

Photo: Fourth pitch traverse of Gronk at Avon Gorge © Royals long haired Boss
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This climb is in 652 logbooks, and on 29 wishlists.

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Neil Prickett

NeilPrickett - 2nd dog - 03/Oct/15 with Dan Vaj

lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/15 with Ben Crofts, Simon Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/15

Sunday solo, brief meander up and down sleepwalk to help a girl with a nut problem, then back down and up Gronk. Always so much fun.
Lil_Pete - Solo rpt - 27/Sep/15

laurashaw - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Thom Jenkinson

Led the pitches I had seconded on previous ascent - very pleasant climbing.
thom_jenkinson - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Laura Shaw

smartydh9 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/15

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/15

lead 2+4, good climb,great situations
crater - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/15 with steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/15

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/15

WillAndrew - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/15 with Ali

led 1&4 (ran 2&3 together)
ali.scott - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/15 with Will A

First VS
gj13787 - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/15 with Colin

Had to take a breather on the bolt on the first pitch whilst I worked out the mantle - that move felt pretty bold
ChrisWills - AltLd dog - 05/Sep/15 with Pierce

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Sep/15

Led 1&3. Really happy to lead 1 clean this time, and not going off-route at the crux! Still favourite climb in the gorge.
danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Saz

Jack Porteous - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/15

Led p2+3 (ran together) and p4. A pleasant evening out in the gorge, p2+3 I kept turning to ask if I was on the right route! Thankfully I was :-) step down for the first traverse is... interesting, but gear and holds their when you need them.
gobbledigook - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/15

I led P1 and P4 this time, having previously done 2, 3 and 5. No less exiting than last time. I still think that P3 is pretty scary!
Steve Bartle - AltLd rpt - 07/Aug/15 with Dan G

Top pitch and traverse not completed due to weather
Scottysparks - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/15 with Tony McPhillips

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/15

Led all but last pitch. P1 technical and psychological crux, although with an avoidable crux sequence. Great route.
eduardo - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with donna

Got to first belay, dean didnt feel confident on the rest if the climb
Scottysparks - 2nd dnf - 29/Jul/15 with Dean pennell, Tony McPhillips

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/15

Jack Porteous - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15

Pitch 3 traverse takes some nerve. Well protected but be kind, and protect your second using the seam above!
matt.jj - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Ben Brady

Intentionally doing Gronk this time with the aid of a guidebook. Ben lead pitch 1& 4 and I did 2,3 (joined) and the last rather unexciting pitch. Enjoyed the variety of the climb with some steep parts, some stepping out and a bit of traversing. Great weather!
m_andersson - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Ben Leslie

I led P1&4. Loved the climbing on P1, and the whole thing was a great adventure. Some slightly airy moves on the traverses!
DoMakeSayThink - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Martin Andersson

Led p1 &4. Very enjoyable evening.
Gustav - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Rob

Led 2nd & 3rd pitch (joined), also 5th pitch. Very hot day but fantastic climb.
Rob Morgan - AltLd - 30/Jun/15 with Jonathan

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/15

Pohil - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/15 with SP

Alessandro Tentori - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Jan Hrbacek

Jan.Hrb - AltLd - 20/Jun/15 with Alessandro

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Jun/15

nice route with good exposure, but tricky routefinding on p3!
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/15

Really good.
Chubbard - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Daryl

Tried leading first pitch but the crux is pumpy and my arms died so Jonny led it instead.
catty_9 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/15 with Jonny Raines

Fun Saturday Solo!
Lil_Pete - Solo rpt - 30/May/15

Following Pete and Corin. Forgot how hard the first 4c move by the peg is. Traverse is good fun.
Kemics - AltLd rpt - 25/May/15 with Mel

p1, p4
wilkinscl - AltLd - 25/May/15 with Pete

Melonfly - AltLd β - 25/May/15 with Caleb

Lil_Pete - AltLd rpt - 25/May/15 with Corin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/May/15

Second attempt - much easier than the first! Definitely lots of exposure on the traverses but the climbing is not too tricky.
lukimotaka - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Josh

Did P 1 and 3 and 5 - thought the route was decent albeit overrated
RichyBOYY - AltLd O/S - 22/May/15 with Joe

Pete Scott - AltLd O/S - 17/May/15 with Robin Joy, Jimbo

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/15

Snuck off left around the pitch one crux as it was ver ver greasy and I didn't want to risk a lead fall with an inexperienced belayer. Otherwise good. =o)
Mr. K - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Elinor Young

FlamehairedFrodo - 2nd - 10/May/15 with Kyle Wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/15

hutchay - Lead rpt - 09/May/15 with Luke Sonnex

Strung pitch 2+3 together Wildblood did 1,4+5
Doug miller - AltLd O/S - 01/May/15

p1, p4 and p5 myself and doug lead p2&3, nice route with some good moves and positions
cwildblood - Lead O/S - 01/May/15 with doug miller

Hidden - AltLd - May/15

philmcf - AltLd - May/15

Digga - 2nd O/S - May/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/15

Egons Issy - 2nd - 14/Apr/15 with Kevin Vans-Colina

hutchay - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Miriam Billig, Fliss

miriamclaire - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/15 with hutchay

Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Apr/15

Meant to climb Morpheus started on this without knowing. Led 1st and 3rd pitch. Right traverse was scary, realised it certainly wasn't a V diff. Finished on Morpheus. Will finish this another time
thompsonjr21 - AltLd dnf - 06/Apr/15

Really nice climb.
Tim_C7 - Lead - Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/15

Did the first pitches of Gronk without realising due to poor route reading. Ended on Morpheus which was the original intention. Scary but we managed!
AshBarnes - AltLd dnf - Apr/15 with Gravy

philhilo - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/15 with Helen E

Great climb after work in the sunshine. I lead the traverse pitch this time. Up there as one of the best pitches in the gorge.
Legs - AltLd rpt - 20/Mar/15

sheelba - AltLd - 20/Mar/15

Led 2, 3 and 5
Rebs - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Thom Jenkinson

Led pitches 1 and 4. Ace route - loads of fun!
thom_jenkinson - AltLd O/S - 04/Mar/15 with Rebs

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/15

nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 28/Feb/15 with dan

felixizzy - AltLd rpt - 25/Jan/15 with Bernard

Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - 2nd - 25/Jan/15 with Bernard Stricker

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 24/Jan/15 with Sam

robburgundy - 2nd - 2015 with Pete

Hidden - 2015

Jess Mace - 2nd - 29/Nov/14 with Thomas Eldridge

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Nov/14

Done in 4 pitches. I did P2 and final pitch (bit of Morpheus then straight up)
Fatclimber - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Pete (Halfway)

part gronk and part something else
halfwaythere - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/14 with stevefc

Fantastic route, but, as the description says, not for the faint-hearted. I led pitches 2&3 (strung together) and 5. The step down and across on pitch 3 is particularly 'interesting.' Note: the flake at the start of pitch 2, referred to in the decription is no longer there, which makes it a bit harder for sure
Steve Bartle - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Tom F Harding

Led 1 & 3 and did in 4. Top traverse is really good.
Tom F Harding - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/14 with Steve Bartle

pad-rat - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/14 with Max coney

All bar the last are fantastic pitches. Each with its own distinct feel and moves. Really enjoyed this climb.
Legs - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/14

Paul led p1 which was polished and high in the grade. I led p2&3 together...the first pitch has a shallow corner which is a bit technical but was less scary to do after placing three micro wires. the traverse is hard to protect and feels exposed but is do-able. Paul led the last pitch, but went straight up rather than traversing back to the left.
sara n - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Paul Wolf

I did pitch 1 & 3, Will pitch 2. First pitch is a really nice crack climb, quite straight forward. Traverse pitch is ace, exposed, really big positive holds, really well protected with plenty of cams. The traverse crack was absolutely full of tiny little earwig type bugs that all swarmed out over my hands, arms and face as i climbed past. Unpleasant but hilarious.
Richardlake - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with William Lake

will_lake - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Richard Lake

awesome climb well worth doing
dmannion - AltLd - 06/Sep/14 with jim newington

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14

Vincej - AltLd - 03/Aug/14 with Nevil

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/14

2 and 4. P1 is bold 5a.
Justin Shiels - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14 with Ray Mardon

Luck meant I got the traverse pitch. Was an amazing lead. Rest was nothing special.
sam.sam.sam.ferguson - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/14 with Steph, Rich Fox

el_monty - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14 with sam ferguson

Climbed in the heat of the afternoon at the "Climb Bristol" fest. A great route, There has been a loose flake recently removed from pitch 2. By moving right from the first stance almost to Morpheus, then back left just below the ivy and just above the rock fall scars, the grade remains at about vs. Pitch 4 is superb.
Mark Kemball - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Lead pitches 2 and 4. Nice climbing, little bit polished at the start.
chrismadar - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Matthew Lawles

Huw P1+3+5, Me P2+4
timstyles - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Huw Howells

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/14

First pitch is top end VS, but the rest is quite straight forward and enjoyable.
CallumSmith - AltLd - 02/Jul/14

Annabel Tall - 2nd β - Jul/14 with Barry Donovan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

jogle03 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14

joelewisoutdoor - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14

With Paul G. P1, P3, P5
mikedevcole - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14

philmcf - AltLd rpt - Jun/14

AndrewCollins - AltLd O/S - Jun/14 with Finan

eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 27/May/14

youwillfindjimbo - AltLd O/S - 27/May/14

Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with Emma Hawkins, Martin Hore

Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/14

saraguti - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with Axford Studios

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

Led p1-3, can't believe I've never done the traverse before, what a treat.
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 15/May/14 with Will Pope, Jonny Forster

Retrieved a microwire from pitch 2. Get in touch if you want it back
sheelba - AltLd - 14/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/14

I led 1st & 3rd pitch - hold fell off and had big fall!
Lyndsay Superclimber - AltLd rpt - 11/May/14 with Ryan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14

L, 2, L, 2, L
Lev - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Emma Ross

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Matt Prince

Led 2,3 & 5th Pitch. Exposed traverse on 3rd pitch
mattprince - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Joe Doherty

philmcf - Lead - May/14

Good route, thought the crux on pitch 1 was well protected 5a.Ran pitches 2 and 3 together. Dave couldn't get a cam out at the start of pitch 4 so I had to reverse climb it to get my gear!!
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Dave

Rested on crux. Led P1,3,4,5
Dino Dave - AltLd dog - 15/Apr/14 with Paul AMC

Only lead pitch 2.
marsden.d.paul - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Dave AMC

jackc - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 13/Apr/14

Phil PBC - 12/Apr/14 with Andy

lukimotaka - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

Martin Haworth - AltLd - 29/Mar/14 with Tony

Martin ran pitches 1-3 together, I led p4 M p5. Good route
Tony Holdsworth - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Martin Haworth

Egons Issy - 2nd - 23/Mar/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson

Slick - AltLd - 23/Mar/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Hidden - 16/Mar/14

Really good climb, surprisingly good gear for a VS in the gorge. Tried going too high for the traverse on pitch two at first until I realised it was too hard and saw the proper route lower down.
George Frisby - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14

Luke Davies - AltLd - 16/Mar/14

P1 felt stiff with cold fingers. Matt went wrong on p2 (Morpheus). the traverse was a dream.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Matt Jackson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

Lead pitches 1 and 3 this time round. So much fun once again.
Echna - AltLd rpt - 15/Mar/14 with Rich

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Mar/14

1st pitch and last pitches, to get to/from False Alarms
Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Rich

Led 1st & traverse pitch.
pheotleyr - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/14 with Ben

Cheese Monkey - AltLd rpt - 26/Feb/14 with Peter

forgot the nuts so used just the friends and slings. rain made it even more interesting. led long traverse pitch
shoulders - AltLd O/S - 25/Feb/14 with rich smith

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Feb/14

Lead all pitches but went around the bold crux on pitch 1. Took the lower traverse line higher up just popping up in the obvious places to place gear....
CurlyStevo - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Rob

Cool route, straight forward climbing for the grade but thought required for pro on some sections.
jezb1 - Lead - 19/Feb/14

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with George Frisby

Lead 2+3 and 5 pitch.
Echna - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/14 with Andy

Hidden - 2014

AndyF - AltLd - 21/Dec/13

matt_claydon - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/13 with Corin rathbone

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/13

Led 2nd, 3rd & 5th pitches (2 & 3 together). Jim led 1st & 4th.
Lyndsay Superclimber - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/13 with Jimbo

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/13

Lead second pitch. Abseiled down from top of third pitch as it got dark.
lordsauce - AltLd dnf - 16/Sep/13

Lead P1 & P4
twem - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Alastair

alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Andrew Twemlow

turbojames - 2nd - 05/Sep/13

lead last two pitches
George Frisby - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Chris

Lead pitches 1-3, took a few minutes to rework the crux after forgetting how to do it! Great climb, lovely evening.
stafford101 - AltLd rpt - 01/Sep/13 with George Frisby

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/13

Tristypants - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/13 with Bec Chalkley

Col Kingshott - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/13

jtree03 - AltLd - 28/Aug/13 with Col

WKaufhold - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13

swmackey - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with simon hills

danieleaston - AltLd rpt - 12/Aug/13 with Mark

Started too late, took a while and bit of a rest on the rope to gain the ledge of P1. Left gear in P2 and climbed through first traverse in dark. Left via last pitch of morpheus and dark descent of woods. This is the first time I have shed tears on rock route:(( I'm so glad Tom kept his cool and lead head on. 3rd time on Gronk and it went so well in 2007!
Feeling bold - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/13 with Tom

Climbed as a 3. fell at first pitch crux. Finished in the dark and rain. brilliant!
danieleaston - AltLd dog - 24/Jul/13 with nancy, Saz

Finally back to complete in the dark and rain - lead p4 this time. Great route!
saz_b - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Dan Easton

In 28 degrees baking full sun. Led p1, p2&3, p4. Really good route.
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Remo

Ld P1 and P4. Crux of P1 looked a lot harder than 4c to me and the only protection for a few metres was the rusty old peg. Wasn't worth doing the crux with such poor gear so went to the left and then back onto the route. Otherwise, really lovely climb with some interesting traverses.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Hamish

I lead Pitches 2 and 3. Getting to the RH traverse was quite hard, actually doing the traverse was somewhat worse. The lack of gear and exposure was a little unnerving, but it was a real thrill completing it. Gronk is a great route and a real adventure.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Andrea

Lead p1, p2&3, half of p4. Backed off and exited on easier ground as properly dark and no head torch!
saz_b - Lead dnf - 18/Jul/13 with Steph

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13

jamestaylor92 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with james slater

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Once again forgot how great this climb was until we got on it. Love it to bits! Finished up Morpheus after running a bit short on time climbing as a three. A couple of loose blocks came off and trundled. Also the flakes seemed hollower than I remember - I actually took a cam out from behind one because I didn't want to fall and then bring the flake off. Bit peeved when team of two started up Morpheus directly below after we'd bought a huge block down a minute or two earlier - whole crag was clear and would have felt guilty if something else had come down.
Lil_Pete - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/13

Done as part of a three with Luke n Pete alternating lead. Finished up Morpheus due to time
Croakinglizard - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with luke hutchinson, Pete Derett

Only 1st Pitch
budoghost - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/13

Brian Moseley - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13

Lead all pitches this time
bonoid - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Brian Moseley

andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13

becoming-stranger - AltLd O/S - 20/May/13 with Adam G

P2, P4
Griff1990 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/13 with Will Pope

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

Cracking afternoon out on an Avon classic!
Alex_RhodesUK - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Rob Stanfield

Clay C - AltLd rpt - 06/May/13 with Tom E

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13

such a good route. That first pitch does give you that move you have to think about though! Our Ascent
Stanners - Lead rpt - 06/May/13 with Alex Rhodes

P 1+5
HarryB - AltLd rpt - 05/May/13 with Laurence

lead pitches 2,3 and 4 with 2 being strung together
laurence_falconer - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Harry Bloxham

mikeydee135 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Colin Knowles

Robin Woodward - Lead - May/13

Alex the Alex - AltLd O/S - May/13

Alex the Alex - AltLd O/S - May/13

Led pitch 2 and 4.
wurzelinzummerset - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Ben

Cheese Monkey - AltLd β - 30/Apr/13 with Alan

Slick - AltLd - 30/Apr/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/13

I did P2, 3 + 5. Great route.
localboy - AltLd rpt - 23/Apr/13 with Simon F

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/13

simonf - Lead - 23/Apr/13 with Mike

With dean merchant and anna
brett.mcelwaine - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Lead 1&2 together, with Ana and Brett Seconding.
Dean177 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Martin

mkonca - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/13 with steve gibbs

Slightly dubious in places. Lauren fell on the traverse. Fecking cold!
KitRabbette - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Lauren Ford

LaurenFord - 2nd dog - 03/Mar/13

First 3 pitches can be done as one @ 56m long
Kevster - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Gavin Dee

Gavdee1 - 2nd - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/13

Felt hard for VS.
andy_pemberton - AltLd - 17/Feb/13 with Rik Meek

Move felt tough at 4c but I've not climbed a lot of limestone admittedly
thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Kirsty Marsden

paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Andy B

I led 2nd and 4th pitches. Paul led 1st and 3rd pitches
andygb - AltLd O/S - 13/Jan/13 with Paul Taylor

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 05/Jan/13 with Alice

jonbwoy - 2013

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 2013 with Ross Davidson

led first pitch and the traverse pitch (which in theory is the 4th, practically the 3rd). crux on the first pitch isn't too easy really.
pheotleyr - AltLd rpt - 18/Dec/12 with Dan C

Dan_Carroll - AltLd rpt - 18/Dec/12 with pheotleyr

Another Avon VS off the list! Had avoided this one for a couple of years though as I know someone who had an accident at the top of pitch one. This was the technical crux I thought (hard 4c?), but protectable. Pitches 2 & 3 OK with a few awkward moves, pitch 4, the psychological crux, was a romp as it turned out - Avon at its best. Pitch five was a whimper, not a bang which was a shame.
Bobling - AltLd - 18/Nov/12 with Joe

Lead P1, 3 and 5 (if you can call 5 a pitch) Found P1 a bit tricky at first but a nice climb over all!
bonoid - AltLd - 18/Nov/12 with Bobling

nice climb. toughish start for grade. climbed as two pairs. lovely day
darren hudson - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with ian butterworth, Richard Nadin, David Ford

Thanks to the guys who lent me a jacket after it hammered it down while I was doing the 2nd traverse
steve-grigg - AltLd rpt - 13/Oct/12

Ended up leading the crux traverse 3 times after second didn't fancy doing the technical bit unprotected (swing there if second falls off is nasty). So rigged it up as a backrope and went back to retrieve gear afterwards. On next pitch heavy hail came down just as I was setting off. Retreated back to belay. Luckily it dried off eventually and we finished the route. Nice day out repeating an old classic!
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 13/Oct/12 with Hannah Carter

P2&3. Really good!
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Matt Perks

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with James N

jamesn89 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with george e

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Kirsty Kerr

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/12

katherinesydney - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/12 with mike kann

Lead all 5 pitches, tough for a VS but great climbing, some very exposed positions
J.Atkins - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Done in 4 pitches, ran 1st 2 together, i lead 1 and 3. went off route slightly on pitch 1 which made it feel really easy, but felt like the more natural line. pitch 2 was scary to second!
Webster - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12

steve-grigg - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with David Webster

zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with James S

James S - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with jamie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12

completed first pitch and stared second only to see the clouds coming in so moved across to finish on morpheus. next time!
colinkeb - AltLd dnf - 13/Jul/12 with paddy wilson

mallardhealhook - AltLd - 08/Jul/12

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 26/Jun/12

A mini epic with poor routing finding by Dave R and an escape onto the VD at the end of P3. Gronk as ever was fantastic though!
haydng - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/12 with Dave R

me p1,p3,p5.chris did 2 and 4.p3 felt higher than vs for the first half as practically unprotected.second half easy climbing with good gear!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with chris Lyness

Pete lead 2,3 (together) & 5. I lead 1st and 4th. Typical Avon route. Read into that what you will.
Dave 88 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Salisbury Pete

It still takes ages even without gear ! Some parts are a bit scary to solo, like the small traverse right and the long traverse left, it actually feels safer to do it the less efficient way and keep your hands in the deep groove along the top which is basically campusable.
Tom Brierley Gore - Solo rpt - 30/May/12

Charlie led P1-3 in one and I led P4 and P5 in one. Did not enjoy the first part as I was feeling dehydrated and a bit dizzy in the heat, and had to aid with the rope for the harder sections. The main traverse pitch is really nice, though! Definitely 4b rather than 4c. Just caught the ice cream van at the top :)
Katherine Ross - 2nd dog - 28/May/12 with Charlie Beard

I linked all pitches before the main traverse. A great outing and a really nice belay as the sun went down
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with Katherine Ross

Me P1,3,5 Kylie P2,4. Finally finished this route after having to abandon it due to dark last time. Did P1 in better style than before - very direct, avoided all routes around the challenging bits. Had surprising trouble on P3 as I tried to traverse across too high, very straightforward once I realised the mistake.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Kylie Richards

Jason wanted to do yet another big multi pitch route so we decided that this was the best choice as far as things around the VS grade go. Jason insisted that we would be able to do it quickly and although we climbed fast it must have still taken at least 2 hours to do all 5 pitches.
Quarryboy - AltLd rpt - 26/May/12 with Jason

ron244 - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Alex George

Hidden - AltLd - 24/May/12

Climbed at 17:00 Good quality rock, great route, fabulous weather
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 23/May/12 with John Volanthen

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12

OK, we were both nursing colds, but My Goodness were we slow! Late start due to lazy day didn't help. Finished in the dark.
katherinesydney - AltLd rpt - 19/May/12 with caleb kemics

Pitches 1,3,4,5. A few hard well protected moves. The rest was a scramble. With man flu, 2 stars seems generous?
Kemics - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Katherine

AM P1,3,5, TB P2,4. My first multi-pitch VS, and a great climb. McCoy did well on the first pitch crux, then the second pitch was a nice step out into space. The 3rd pitch took McCoy a while to work out where to go, and was probably as serious to 2nd when stepping down and out. I really enjoyed the massive traverse on pitch 4, which I laced with gear.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Andy McCoy

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/12

led P2,3,5
steveprice.exmouth - AltLd - 18/May/12 with David Coley

After bailing the bottom crux and going off route last time, I have finally come back and nailed the route. Greate climbing, shame about the last pitch.
Ragingpossum - Lead β - 16/May/12 with Tom Eldridge

Didn't have my trad head on after 5 months without climbing so had a mini epic on the first pitch. All harder than I remember but otherwise fine.
squicky - AltLd dog - 12/May/12 with George

Lead P1-3 cleanly and then bailed onto Morpheus as it got dark. Brilliant exhilarating climbing. Went very high on the traverse on P3 - definitely harder than 4b done that way! My first route in the gorge - will be back for more!
Bonkers Dog - Lead dnf - 06/May/12 with Ali

Managed to work out the crux on P1 - it turns out that taking the guidebook too literally and climbing the vertical crack directly gives a rather harder top out move than the 4c move just to the left. The remainder of the climb took an excellent line and had interest added with the two traverses and an owl toilet on the final pitch.
stafford101 - Lead β - 02/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/12

An interesting night route involving a downpour, cold wet limestone and a nice swing off the face whilst attempting traverse by myself. Finished off on Morpheus but will do this again!
Sam Mitchell - 2nd dnf - 24/Apr/12 with Will Bourne

Went off route on the third pitch by continuing up the left hand corner which was no where near vs 4c so backed off and then finished off up morpheus. Retrieved gear today. Now I know where the route actually goes I will be back as soon as possible, really nice climbing with good protection.
Ragingpossum - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/12 with Sam Mitchell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12

I led the 1th and 3th picht. Beautifull route! Nice airy traverse. One the best VSs so far!
Murilo Lessa - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Alex Desborough

Couldn't work out the crux on P1, tried pulling over the headwall above the peg half a dozen times but couldn't stick the holds. Escaped to the left and finished up Morpheus.
stafford101 - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/12

i was happy not to lead the first pitch, lead pitches 2 &3 as one, then 4 as well, very enjoyable
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Todd

Led pitch 1, let Peter do the interesting bits in the middle.
TDembrey - AltLd rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Peter

Egons Issy - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Richard Nicholson

Nice route. Strayed way too high on pitch two, managed to reverse the six or so moves but I would heavily suggest not making the mistake in the first place! Hairy moment. Entertaining and easy traverse.
Voltemands - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Carlene HIll

Slick - AltLd - 10/Mar/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans

Davebryant - Lead - 10/Mar/12 with Matt Hale

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12

strayed a little high on pitch 3, fun/scary alternative but would not have enjoyed that mistake on lead...
Kyle87 - 2nd O/S - 26/Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 19/Feb/12

first pitch only.
mark schramm - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/12 with Lyndsay

Went off-route and went up the last pitch of Mobius instead
FrenchOlly - Lead O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 22/Jan/12

Nick Russell - Solo rpt - 21/Jan/12

thomb - AltLd - 14/Jan/12 with Gareth

DorsetGareth - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Tom B

jiggerypokery - Lead rpt - 12/Jan/12 with Mim

saintlade - 2012

abtibbs - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Jack Verber

gary.earl - Lead - 2012

Eagertom - 2nd - 2012 with Will Bourne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Led 1, 3 & 5
HarryB - AltLd rpt - 19/Nov/11 with Becky

Have done this route a few too many times now! Led all pitches. Finished direct up overhang.
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 13/Nov/11 with Sian Gardiner

Eike - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Lead all. Hardly used protection to save time as it was getting dark and rolled pitches 2 & 3 together.
squicky - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with George

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/11

Got drenched in a shower and little bro was in deck shoes so bailed from the top of pitch 3. Downclimbing to someone else's abseil setup in the rain was interesting, but thanks for leaving it all set up! First experience of using a maillon rapide.
squicky - Lead dnf - 19/Oct/11 with George

Great route, led all pitches. Lots of swearing and some tears from Mrs Diluted, she's not a traverse fan.
DerwentDiluted - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Nicola Pettit

bemdl - AltLd - 09/Oct/11

I think the rightward traverse should be graded 5a
halfwaythere - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/11

finished on morpheus due to getting dark.... still havent done it! haha
jiggerypokery - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/11 with Paul Jones

Gronk. Apt name. Gronk.
Paul D Jones - 06/Oct/11

Wonderful fun, pitch 1 felt hard for 4c. The rest lovely especially the pitch 4 traverse.
pffft - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Jojo Mills

Cracking route. My first introduction to Avon. Found the traverse a bit intimidating to start with
Gary S - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Tom Moat

Good adventurous climbing. Strung pitch 2 & 3 together. Exposed at times but VS about right.
wild_nomad - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Always a fun route to do. Beautiful day for it! Finished up Gold Star on P5
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/11

Danny Bags - Lead - 24/Sep/11

nick hawkins - AltLd - 03/Sep/11 with peter

Led the traverse; used small cams a lot (3/4" to 1 1/2 ")
halfwaythere - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with nick hawkins

djking1983 - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Steve Knaggs

Got gronked the previous day - lost the route on P2, ended up skipping the P3 traverse (Part of Terror Firma or Bastardised, I think) then downclimbing half of P4 and bailing up Morpheus. Repeat attempt much more successful!
Nick Russell - AltLd β - 31/Aug/11

Hard for a 4c, quite bold and unprotected, good climbing and traversing though
matt25 - AltLd - 31/Aug/11

Chris P1, Jeph P2-3 (linked), Chris P4, Jeph P5. Extremely hung over... Nice display by the Red Arrows as we climbed!
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 14/Aug/11

Great fun all the way! First pitch was particularly exciting
thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Katherine Torr

Ffej - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Chris Sansum

i_a_coops - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11

jameslam - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Charlie Thorneycroft

Was meant to climb Morpheus, but got a bit lost. So climbed pitches 2 + 3 of this. Was great fun!
bonoid - Aug/11

luke13 - AltLd - Aug/11 with oli

DOVEY - AltLd - 31/Jul/11 with Billie x

Led pitches 1,3 and 4. Felt knackered reaching the top. The route features lots of brilliant exposed climbing as well as decent protection and interesting belays I also think its fair at the grade. Got a bit confused regarding route finding on the 3rd pitch but its fairly obvious, you just have to follow the chalk and the polish. A great Avon outing!
Quarryboy - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with James Rich

What a great route on beautiful day. I did P2 and P5. I agree with the grade although there's no way the traverse pitch is 4c, it's much easier.
JamesRich - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Jack Bradbrook

ran first two pitches together, led traverse pitch
Betha. - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Neil D

Led P1, P2+3, and final pitch.
Neil D - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Beth Hodgett

1st pitch only
Urgles - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/11 with Jack and Rob

Love this route......really enjoyed the traversing!
BB1 - 2nd - 14/Jul/11 with P Ross

Excellent route. Good value for VS. DL Led P1/P2, P3 & P5. TP Led P4.
fragglerock - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Tom Prince

lukerathmell - AltLd O/S - Jul/11 with Carl Stubbs

Tom Brierley Gore - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Andrew Simpson, Maria Brierley

Not in the groove, so got lowered off to become team photographer.
Feeling bold - 2nd dnf - 29/Jun/11 with Tom

Lead the traverse
fishinwater - Lead - 28/Jun/11

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with luke rathmell

brill, brill, brill - perfect Avon bliss :-) 4 hours of fun in perfect weather with a great friend
jon thompson27 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Ian Woodroe

Led p1, quality pitch. Hammered down whilst belaying so abbed off :(
Cheese Monkey - Lead dnf - 10/Jun/11 with Jason

Nick 'tough old bird, this one'
Mike Kiss - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Nick Hatton

psronan - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11

Did the first three pitches and ran pitches 2 & 3 together. I really enjoyed it. Will finish it next time.
BB1 - 2nd - 31/May/11 with P Ross

Got well and truly gronked. got lost, recovered, then slipped on the traverse into no mans land. epic day out
jiggerypokery - 2nd dnf - 29/May/11 with David Proctor, Paul Jones

Lead 1st and 2nd pitch OS, due to time we hade to bail and Paul lead an escape route.
dprctr - Lead dnf - 29/May/11 with Jerome Gill, Paul Jones

Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 15/May/11 with Elena Songprasert

cayteye - AltLd O/S - 13/May/11 with Brian Mead

Ran P2 & P3 together. Led all. Didn't get lost this time. It's a great climb!
Dave Ing - Lead rpt - 01/May/11 with Alex

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/May/11

Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - May/11 with henry castle

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - May/11 with Sash

just perfect. Really enjoyable route with some exciting moments. easily a 3 star route for me.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Martin Stanfield

Stanley - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Robster666

Roped solo, led pitches 1&2 fine, then got rushed by a pair who decided to climb the route while I was climbing and backed off pitch 3 after getting lost off route. Will try again as it was fun.
Dave Ing - Lead dnf - 22/Apr/11

liamoloughlin - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/11

Slick - AltLd - 18/Apr/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina

gingergeorge - Lead - 09/Apr/11 with ben and jonno

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/11

Led P1,3 and 5. good climb. definately one for people who dont mind exposed climbing.
stvredmond - AltLd - 02/Apr/11 with Sean mercer

katherinesydney - 2nd rpt - 02/Apr/11 with jonny kelly

clams - Lead - Apr/11 with NB

webbe01 - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Sam Stokes

Only led 5th pitch but seconded pitches 3 and 4 in the dark - awesome traverse lines. Pitch one the hardest.
suffolknick - AltLd - 25/Mar/11 with clams

Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Mar/11

P1,P2, in the light P3 in the pitch black Finished up morpheus
Jon_Warner - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Antony

Led P2&4, Ali did 1,3 & 5, my first VS
HarryB - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Mar/11

First 3 pitches of Gronk. Final 2 on Morpheus in the dark
stanante - 2nd dnf - 05/Mar/11 with Jon Warner

Lead pitch 2, strayed onto Mopheous.
Kate Edhouse - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/11 with Kyle Worgan

kyle - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/11 with Kate Edhouse

Got lost :(
hutchay - AltLd dnf - Feb/11 with Dave Clover

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jan/11

Helen P1 and 4. Me P2/3 in one, and 5.
bpmclimb - AltLd rpt - 18/Jan/11 with Helen S

31770 - 2011

tom.o.prince - 2nd O/S - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

felixizzy - 2011

TDembrey - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/10 with James

Louise fell off halfway up P2/3 (i ran them together) and took a big swing out onto the steep face above the Morpheus belay ledge. With a bit of assistance from the rope she managed to get up the steep wall and make it to the belay. We then decided to escape up the last pitch of Mobius because it was getting dark.
Clay C - Lead rpt - 10/Nov/10 with Louise

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/10

Led the 1st, 3rd and 4th pitches.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Tomar

P2 and p5. Why do I find climbing at this grade at Avon very awkward and not very enjoyable?
Tomar - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Oli

3rd Pitch variation, up top of nightcap
Tempest - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with mike kann

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Oct/10

kyle - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10

First pitch awkward, traverse pitch awesome, dave did the rest. First route in 6 weeks, and i felt it.
Sam1991 - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Dave USMC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

mattshort - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Alan Murray

haha.....what a fun route and so avon gives me that "what the fuck am i doing here" feeling again!!!!**
brew_guru - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/10 with alex harper

Glad to get back on this one. Loved the traverses.
Shonkhor - 2nd - 08/Oct/10 with Rich

What an epic 4 hours and a fabulous afternoon. P3's traverse was nothing short of spectacular, much nicer than the traverse at the end of P2 towards Morpheus (never been more scared than that traverse!)
Gaijin - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Will

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/10

Yay, done in one go (4 hours), and now led all 5 pitches. Led 1,3,4 this time (3 still scares the c*@p out of me). Dont agree with the guide book technical grades I would say: 4c (or even 5a) 4a 4b 4b 3b, though 3 & 4 are VS leads.
PaulWatson - AltLd rpt - 25/Sep/10 with Pete

Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Nicola Brankley

Led P2&4. Both took rests on lead attempt on P1, at awkward bulge-mantle-thing. Cate fell, having broken a hold.
aipattison - AltLd dog - 11/Sep/10 with Cate Muir

I lead pitch 1 (well, not really, neither of us could do the move above the peg so nipped round to the left), 3 and 5; Alex lead 2 and 4. I do love this climb :) (except that one move on P1)
catemuir - AltLd - 11/Sep/10 with Alex Pattison

mrrjmcneil - AltLd O/S - Sep/10

Ben lead P1 no problems. I ran P2 and 3 together but accidentally went off route by going up the wrong 'shallow groove' whilst making my way right. Ended up terrified on one of the two E5 routes either side and had a really nasty half an hour down climbing and sorting myself out. The actual route is nice and very obvious once you reach the P3 belay ledge. I think the correct route goes up the left of the large ivy patch and then immediately down over the top of it on the other side. Continue down about 2m to a very obvious ledge where you can then move right and up to the belay. Ben lead the P4 traverse which would have been really fun had my arms not been giving up after the previous encounter. The crack on the fault line is a bit flaky inside and is also full of shrimp like rock crustaceans which are unpleasant when they get in your face. Final pitch is more of a scramble at the top leading to a belay off the railings of the park above.
LJC - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with ben.richards

Brilliant route (apart from the first pitch which was V. run out). Luca ran the second & third pitch together, which had some amazing exposure and delicate climbing I lead P1, P4 (loved the traverse!!) & P5. Route finding through P2 & P3 was a little difficult so study those guide books carefully!!
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Luca Celano

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/10

Bailed off onto Morpheus as darkness fell
cbeard - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Kara

4 & 5 only (Acsessed via Morpheus, on which Muny Cheated !!). 4 is as great to follow as it is to lead, but only the bsort of thing you enjoy after the achievement. 5 is a shame.
PaulWatson - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/10 with Rosy, Muny

Nice traverses!
Ly-Cilph - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/10 with James M

paulnc - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10

Felt much less exposed than the last time. Move near the top of P1 above the old peg still feels hard for 4c though!
matt_claydon - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/10 with Rob ?

pitch one is no pushover!
django - Lead dog - 05/Jul/10 with John Rowe

Interesting creatures living in the cracks. I envied their climbing skills where the holds were thin! Led P1 and P4. Some slightly desperate bits on pitch 1 with sparse gear - think I needed to be taller!
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/10 with nb pixel

Peg seems to have gone for 2nd belay- ran 2nd and 3rd pitches together without rope drag issues. Failed to step down on traverse of 3rd pitch which meant some delicate and sketchy moves. Have discovered ants are much better at this game than me.
NB Pixel - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/10 with DizLiz

Led P1 and P4. Simon strung P2 and P3 together.
simonf - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Simon, Mike

localboy - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Simon C, Simon F

dan ely - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

Quick climb to get warmed up for Suspension Bridge Buttress later on. Chris P1 Rich P2-3 (linked), 5 Zoe P4
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/10 with Zoe, Richard Lade

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

R_W_M - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/10 with Todd

Slick - Lead - 04/Jun/10

Led pitches 1 & 4, Ran pitches 2 & 3 togehter. Very nice climb
TDembrey - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Rob

Led 1st and 4th pitch. Probably the best route ive done in the Gorge!
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Will A

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10

Weve been Gronked. I backed off P1 after nearly falling from the move by the peg. Will climbed past the peg and fell off some balancy moves. Now getting his heel x-rayed...
Poco Loco - AltLd dnf - 03/Jun/10 with Billy

Came off on moves above peg on 1st pitch. Fractured heel bone. Bummed.
Shonkhor - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/10 with James

Last 2 pitches from the top of the chimney. Scared the shit out of me.
sweenyt - Solo - 27/May/10

Slick - AltLd - 27/May/10

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 21/May/10 with J

Climbed at 2nd attempt with Ali, finished as it was getting dark, 5 pitches in 3 hours. Led 1st, 3rd and 5th pitches.
wildrover220 - AltLd O/S - 18/May/10 with Ali Dixon

Quality first multipitch with J leading the way.
benjaminevans - 2nd O/S - 17/May/10 with J

Led 2nd and 3rd pitch as one. Pete finished up morpeus
nick hawkins - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with peter

halfwaythere - AltLd - 15/May/10 with nick hawkins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/10

Great climb. Our second climb outdoors after trying some small ones at Sennen last month to learn how to use the ropes and gear. Combined the second and third pitches and found this the hardest part, maybe due to route finding. Spent ages before I realised I'd gone a bit higher than the first traverse and was releaved when I found it! The exposed traverse back across on the fourth pitch was stunning but felt a lot easier than the third despite the guide books grade. Protection for second needed to be thoughtful.
royal - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

sweenyt - AltLd - 21/Apr/10 with Cate

Henry lead pitch 1, 3 and 5, I lead 2 and 4... 1st VS lead! Yay!
catemuir - AltLd - 21/Apr/10 with Henry Todd

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Neil Larsen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

R_W_M - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Eleri

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Lev - AltLd rpt - 08/Apr/10 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/10

gingergeorge - Lead - 06/Apr/10

Had to bail out after pitch 3 due to failing light. Shame as it was going well. Escaped up Morpheus but missed the line and improvised something far worse.
mullermn - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/10 with Kylie Richards

Climbed the first three pitches then bailed out onto Morpheus as it went dark. Didn't climb pitch one or two cleanly.
Kylie - 2nd dnf - 04/Apr/10 with mullermn

Returned for the second time this week after abandoning due to darkness a few days earlier. Led P1, P4, P5. Pete led P2&3 as one. Lovely weather, fantastic route with the exception of P5 which I feel is best thought of as part of the descent!
matt_claydon - AltLd β - 05/Mar/10 with Pete Derrett

Am very happy to have ticked this one off; far easier in the daylight, could see my feet and everything. That said, I still went off route and nearly cocked up the traverse, for something pretty easy, I made it look very difficult. Twice!
Lil_Pete - AltLd β - 05/Mar/10 with Matt Claydon

great route, fantastic weather
tommytuffa - AltLd - 04/Mar/10 with chris s

Climbed in an improvised harness made out of slings after forgetting to pack my harness! Tom P1 Chris P2/3 combined, Tom P4, Chris P5
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 04/Mar/10 with Tom

Pete led P1 (maybe wrong line, seemed a bit easy). I led P2+3 as one, struggling to see footholds in the dusk. Pete took a nice swinger off the airy P3 traverse on second with head torch offering little to no help. Very dark by this point so escaped up Morpheus. Nice route, need to get back to do it in one properly.
matt_claydon - AltLd dnf - 02/Mar/10 with Pete Derrett

Could have done with being able to see my feet on the traverse, but ended up having to use a headtorch unable to see my feet (and the step down!) after Matt took too long putting protection in ;) needless to say I took the quick route onto Morpheus - all rather exhillerating in the dark!
Lil_Pete - AltLd dnf - 02/Mar/10 with Matt Claydon

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Feb/10

Missed out on the interesting move on P3 after going slightly off route and ascending the VD next to it for the end of P3. I blame it on the hangover!
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 14/Feb/10 with Thom Myers

sweenyt - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Matt

Hidden - 2010

Cornish Cream - 2nd - 2010

sweenyt - AltLd rpt - 2010 with UBMC

Fred_Richard - Lead - 2010

scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 2010 with Paul, Caspian

TR909 - Lead - 2010

katherinesydney - 2nd β - 31/Oct/09 with mike kann

Sarah Black - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09

bsavage - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/09 with jon hauser

Speed climbed first couple of pitches as it was getting a bit late. Matt led pitch 5.
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 04/Oct/09 with Matt Lunn

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Sep/09

Rich led P1, notgnarly led P2, I led P3 and P4 as 1 with only slightly horrendous rope drag. Topped out and got ice cream.
jelaby - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Richard Hall, notgnarly

Stunning climb, best of the grade in the gorge. Did in two sessions (completed 17/9/9), using morpheus to escape/gain entry. Led 2 & 4. 1 tough, 2 exciting (the peg at the belay has gone). 3 Amazing line, Exposed for second (care required to avoid a date with Morpheus p3). 4 Really out there, hard moves well protected. 5 nice finish.
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/09 with Dan

webs_69 - 2nd O/S - Aug/09

Retreated from half way up the third pitch as it got dark
Andy White - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/09 with Anna Rothwell

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09

Excellent route. Single rope is better for this. Crux pitch is #3, the scary traverse, but not too difficult (4b?). Don't rush, watch your footwork, friends are v. useful. Belay is bomber (use tree, and no1 nut and no6 nut in the crack behind).
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/09 with Tom

Led 2nd pitch
rh5980 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with jh5638

Led pitch 1,3,5. Heavy rain on pitches 2 & 3, very wet - interesting! ...
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with rossh

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/09

Fantastic route
tcn_2002 - AltLd - 12/May/09 with Hamish Legge

hlegge - AltLd - 12/May/09 with Thomas Codrington

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Will Bellamy

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Mar/09

thomasadixon - AltLd rpt - 16/Mar/09 with Becca

BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/09 with Tom

superb airy traverse
brady - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Martin Palmer

Led pitches 1 and 3
martinp - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Steve b

Led traverse pitch. Nice and airy
dave1 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Alan Clouth

climbingxcat - 2009

Mckenzie - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/08 with Henry

Mckenzie - 2nd O/S - 19/Dec/08 with Henry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/08

Lead pitch 3 and 4
Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/08 with Douglas Hamilton

Amazing route. Lovely 2/3rd pitch up slanting arete with ballsy traverse (watch for 2nd). 4th pitch feels exposed but ledge is good.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Ben

Led pitches 2 + 3, rained halfway through
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd rpt - 22/Aug/08 with Wayne

sdkoutdoor - 2nd - 07/Aug/08 with That Guy!

fishinwater - 2nd - Aug/08 with french Nick

Chris Sansum - Lead β - 27/Jul/08 with Gary Lewin

Nice route - shame about the top pitch. Take money for ice-cream at the top.
jon bradley - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Matt Pearcey

Basey - 2nd - 17/Jul/08

Took in terms to lead, did not climb last two pitches due to running out of time! Great climb, the section just before the traverse at the top of the thrid pitch is a little hard to protect, but not impossilbe! Lower sections are a bit "overgorwn" in places but a pleasent climb over all.
diggers - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Cheese

richtea21 - Jun/08

catemuir - 2nd - Jun/08 with Calum Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/May/08

Pitches 1 and 2(3) only, mate hadn't climbed for a while so we missed the (best!) second traverse pitch and finished on the VD.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 21/May/08 with Baz

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/May/08

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Emily K

martinazando - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Alex Manlis

haydng - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08 with Rachel

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/08 with Mark Glaister

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/08

A route that meanders like a drunk trying to find his way home. Led pitches 1,3 + 5. First: surprisingly difficult; hard to protect in places. Second: has the wonderful step out around the arete to the flake. Third: I placed two solid wires high on the left before attempting the low traverse. Should have placed a hex on a long sling in the crack at the right hand side to protect the second from a major pendulum if he'd fallen; will do so next time. Fourth: airy traverse has lost none of its appeal. Fifth: placing a wire in the only available crack and found it to be full of guano was probably not the high point of the route. After that the pitch turns into a muddy scramble to a belay on the railings.
Humpty Dangler - AltLd rpt - 30/Mar/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/08

Missed last pitch as it was getting dark and escaped up last pitch of Morpheus
Al Franks - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Claire and Sally Harris

Got dark so down-climbed the 4th pitch and climbed up morpheus
Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with sally harris, Claire

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Spacetourist - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Ed Heslam

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with Francis

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with Harry H

Done as four pitches, can't see why it's 5 in the guide book. Lead pitches 1,2 and 4. Brilliant route with lots of exposure.
thomasadixon - AltLd rpt - 11/Nov/07 with Bernard

pitches 2,3 and 5
Circus - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Loz

pitches 1 and 4. Found the 1st pitch a bit bold but then again I haven't climbed at avon much
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Adam

mol - AltLd - 27/Oct/07 with Jesse

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07

Wonderful route, varied and exposed in places. Each pitch had something to offer: highlights including the tiptoe out into space on pitch 2, the delicate balancing short traverse on pitch 3 (poorly protected - the only runner placed to stop the second penduluming into the monolith fell out), and the superb 80ft traverse of pitch 4 (very well protected and with good hand-holds, still requires a steady head). Can't wait to come back and do it again.
Humpty Dangler - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with John Ricketts

On a single rope too! Nutters ;-)
No-chalk Nailer - AltLd - 06/Oct/07 with Humpty Dangler

Jesse Dufton - Lead - Oct/07

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Francis

luke2442 - Oct/07

Francis Lister - 2nd - Oct/07 with george evans

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Sep/07

Monk - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Matt H and AndyA

Good climb, want to lead at some point
mullermn - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Monkey

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/07

Hidden - AltLd dnf - Sep/07

brilliant climb,best done in the shade!
taff morley - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with josh smith

maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/07 with charlie

Good fun with scarey traverse.
Feeling bold - 2nd - 11/Jul/07 with Rich

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/07

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/07

Crux is on the first pitch getting up onto the overhang/steep face. Need to pull up on left hand crimp balancing first on the slopey ledge. Potential to come off if can't stick it! Lots of traversey bits at the top. Led the last pitch up Puke. Abt 4a with lots of creepy crawlies until it all gets a bit muddy!
ellentaylor - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Ollie Mentz

lukehodson - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/07 with Andrew Bitmead

chris sm - AltLd rpt - 01/Apr/07 with Pippa Froggatt

Chris Sansum - Lead - 25/Mar/07 with Weilin Wang

Paz - AltLd rpt - 10/Mar/07 with CC

andy mcc - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with Graham Coff

mrtom - AltLd O/S - 2007

Matt Tranter - 2007

Have done at least twice before. Got lost again!
Richard Hall - Lead rpt - 2007 with Mark Jackson & Tom Kendrick

Stone Muppet - 2007

Hidden - Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06

First outdoor climb not counting top roping. Brilliant.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/06 with steveej

Lead pitches 2+4
chiverstom - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/06 with Jonny

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/06

rotsoscooper - AltLd β - 25/Jun/06 with Karen

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/06

John led P4. I led the rest.
bpmclimb - AltLd rpt - 03/Apr/06 with Clare & John

Karen climbed the first pitch, then I strung the second and third pitch together ran out of gear and had a bit of an epic. Karen took the last pitch but couldn't reach for the gear in the break on the traverse, so she finished up Mobius.
Tom Last - AltLd - Apr/06 with Karen

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Feb/06

maresia - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/06 with Mike Kann

beardy mike - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Noel Duffy

Tamlyn - Lead O/S - 2006

Bern - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

Bristoldave - Lead rpt - 2006

Albino - AltLd - 2006 with Dave Frusher

RedFox - Lead - 19/Nov/05 with Jon E

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/05 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Bux - Lead rpt - Aug/05 with Will

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Mar/05

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 25/Mar/05 with Bob M

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005

phsharpy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Donald Birchall

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/04 with Ian _Haigh

MikeC59 - Lead - 01/Nov/04

furry - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with Neil

Marq - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/04 with Daniel Dennehy, Paul Smith

Urgles - AltLd O/S - Feb/04 with Paul ???

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/03

Digger - 2nd dog - 01/Feb/03 with James Latham

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Many times
Richard Hall - 2003

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 21/Sep/02 with Bristol Dan

DavidR - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/02 with Jemma Wadham

Lev - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/02 with Tom Elliot

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/02

Before going off to Ashton Court festival.
Paz - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/02 with SN

MikeC59 - 2nd - 08/Jun/02

Hidden - May/02

cornishben - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Andy Connor

markysums - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/01

Billg - AltLd - 14/Feb/01 with Megan Beaumont

steev - 2001

gimmer - 2001

IceMonkey1982 - 2001

CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2001

Mickdenali - Lead O/S - 2001 with Mike Hammil

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/00

Boxy - Lead O/S - 01/May/00 with Izzy

Lead P2 and P4.
Will Homoky - AltLd O/S - Feb/00 with Martin (Taunton Leisure)

Hidden - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead - May/99

The traverse didn't appeal so finished up Morpheus.
cliffy - AltLd dnf - 1999 with Susanne Svendsen

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Jim Brooke - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/98 with Liz Cant, Rich

jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 31/Mar/98 with WW

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 1996

Hidden - 1996

Johnny Rowland - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/95

We did the top pitch of Mobius, to give Grobius.
jim_randell - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/95 with NC

A combination route comprising the first three pitches of Gronk (done as two) and the top pitch of Mobius.
jim_randell - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/94 with RL, SL

jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/94 with FW

I led all but the first pitch. By running the two 4b pitches together we completed the route in two hours.
jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 12/May/94 with MS

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/93

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/93 with Martin Sime

mikej - AltLd - 11/Mar/93 with Nick Salmon

leland stamper - Lead rpt - Apr/89 with richard baynes

davidalcock - 1988 with Philip Scorer

the pitch 3 traverse was given 4b then.
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Jul/86 with Jude Ayres

leland stamper - Solo rpt - 1984

unknown partner
leland stamper - Lead O/S - May/82

Hidden - 1981

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1975

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973

Hidden - AltLd - 1966

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