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Gecko_Loco - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

davidclare - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with George Stevens

Good holds. One area a bit thin. Pretty polished
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Josh, Georgia

George Frisby - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/14

Dave Thompson - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Audry Morrison, Mark Lee

Toproped on gear to the crux, lead the rest clean
thom_jenkinson - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/14 with Laurence Falconer

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/14

Very enjoyable, more like 4c than 4b
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with AnnB

Rebs - 2nd β - 21/May/14 with Thom Jenkinson

Really nice climbing upto and through the overhang. Jugs all the way! Top chimney isn't trivial in comparison.
thom_jenkinson - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Rebs

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/14

Rock_Monk3y - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

jon_ridley - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Will Pope, Jonny Forster

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/14

BicycleBradley - Lead O/S - 07/May/14

Luke Davies - 2nd - 12/Apr/14

Hooligan - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/14

felixizzy - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Solly Kemball Dorey, Nic Dill

nathanxmas - Lead dog - 29/Mar/14 with Nancy Jones

Hidden - 2nd β - 29/Mar/14

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Aaron Martin

Suzi - 2nd dog - 20/Mar/14 with Stu, Alex

Pleb - Lead β - 20/Mar/14 with Suzi

Very good and not that polished. just about 4c crux.
The Pylon King - TR rpt - 11/Mar/14 with Mr Shunt

Lazytraveller - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Chloe Mead

Chlo-mead - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with Jordan Smith

BeccaSnowden - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/14 with Tom

My usual warm up route. Still nice after all these times.
Stuart William - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Chris H

James Jackson - 2014

George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 25/Nov/13

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13 with George Frisby

Quite tricky before the traverse. VS 4c?
pheotleyr - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/13 with Trystan

Polish spoils it a bit. Sustained until you get on the ledge.
cdpuk - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Sebastian Fisher-Greene

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Oct/13

erkdaly12 - TR O/S - 25/Aug/13

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13

timstyles - 2nd β - 19/Jun/13 with Jon Bradley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13

zcsharp - 2nd - 19/Jun/13 with Ollie Stevens

jon bradley - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/13 with Tim Styles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/13

Quirina - 2nd rpt - 17/Jun/13 with Neil Larsen

Ben Russell - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Kirsty Kerr

harder than first expected, quite polished but good jamming in the crack.
richardsavill - Lead - 06/Jun/13 with Sarah Rowlands

Gibbo - Lead - 05/Jun/13 with Sash Coombes

Hidden - 2nd β - 05/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

Justin T - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Aniela

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/13

Rowan Mitchell - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13 with Andre Steele

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/13

Quirina - 2nd dog - 13/May/13 with Neil Larsen

A worthwhile route, the best VS I've done here so far. I'd definitely say the polished-crack crux was 4c, but very protectable
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Emily

mikedevcole - 2nd β - 20/Apr/13

Slick - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Isabel Evans

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

Great
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Ollie, Geoff Pyatt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

Strachan - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/13

Luke Davies - Lead - 04/Feb/13

pheotleyr - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/13 with Ben

Thought an easier route to finish on would be nice. WRONG. I'd agree, quite easily 4c on the crux. Still good though
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/13 with Peter

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

laurence_falconer - Lead dnf - 2013 with Laura Shaw

A good appreciation for old school hand jamming helped. Quite hard moves before traversing the overhang, great climbing though.
mrmattwright - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12 with Adrian Fletcher

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Brucifer - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with alan rosier

Stuart William - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/12 with Pleb

good climbing with good protection, a tad polished
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Thomasina

chris687 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with James S

James S - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12

lazzaw - Lead β - 27/May/12 with Jason Wilber

hms - 2nd rpt - 13/May/12 with Mick Ward

Nice with good gear, but surely harder than 4b? Or perhaps I'm no good at jamming.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 11/May/12 with wurzelinzummerset

Perhaps I missed something, but the moves 2/3rds the way up at the top of the crack to get up under the roof to start the short left-traverse seemed top-end 4c.
wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 11/May/12 with Oliver

mallardhealhook - 2nd O/S - 04/May/12

Tim M - Lead rpt - May/12 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - May/12 with cheesesarnie

gingerking - Lead O/S - Apr/12 with James Hadley

catemuir - 2nd - 17/Mar/12 with Alex Pattison

aipattison - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Cate Muir

pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with John Bennetts

sweenyt - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with UBMC

Hardest lead yet, first proper VS. Although no really hard crux move- hence the 4b- there is some polish to deal with and the whole thing felt sustained. Theres only 1 real rest on quite a long route. Good hand jambing practice too. Much whooping on top out! Quality route.
stoneback - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Brian

matt_read - 2nd dog - 29/Jan/12 with Paul Taylor

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12 with maffer the faffer

gooberman-hill - Lead - 11/Jan/12

A good route. Felt pretty stiff for 4b, and definitely harder than Bard the Bowman.
Katherine Ross - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Charlie Beard

Messners Yeti - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Becky Hampshire

mattshort - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Phil Porter, Alan Murray

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Laura

Jim Brooke - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with John Southworth

John Southworth - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Jim Brooke

lyndsayh - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Lachlan Robertson

hms - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/11 with Tom

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/11 with helen

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Paul Bolton

Sopping wet for the first few metres.
Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Kirill Spiridonov

TommityP - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/11

Stuart William - 2nd rpt - 23/Aug/11 with Beth Morgan

BethM - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11

I think I was the wrong height for the crux just before the break, took a little while to find a sequence and it felt much harder than 4b.
Dave Ing - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Bridgette

Not a bad route but the crux felt more like a 5a move for me. Nice little overhang.
BB1 - 2nd - 16/Aug/11 with Dave Ing

backed off about 7m up. need to man up
jon_ridley - Lead dnf - 03/Aug/11 with Emily Cropton

Emily Cropton - 2nd - 03/Aug/11 with Jon Ridley

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with gary burgess

jalien - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Fairly straightforward and well protected for the grade. Enjoyable.
beetleb00 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

benkelsey - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/11 with Phill Butler

good jamming on the upper part. Could have done without the rain - the bottom half was extremely slippery (hence not leading a route of this grade!)
hms - TR O/S - 28/May/11 with UCR squad

Hidden - TR β - 28/May/11

chris ebbutt - Lead - 22/May/11 with Mark G.

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/11

colinkeb - 2nd β - 02/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Matt Ivory

Matt_Ivory - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Stu

Not sure about all the muck at the top, but lower section was good, altho polished as expected
Takacs - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with Laurence Everitt

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Rachel Takacs

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/11

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Charlie Burbridge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/11

MGrock - Lead - 28/Mar/11

wasn't having a good day
HarryB - Lead - 27/Mar/11

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/11 with alley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

Hard work! Lovely route though, keeps coming at you.
Bobling - Lead - 02/Jan/11 with sredmond

31770 - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

Harder than nearby Necromancer. It took me 5 or 6 attempts climbing up to the volume, looking around and then back down to the small ledges before going for it.
KarlH - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/10 with Gemma

Zygoticgema - 2nd dog - 28/Oct/10 with KarlH

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Clay C - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Steve Gibbs

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Clay C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

First route in new Boreal crux's it would have been a better if I wasn't so crap at hand jams.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Rob Stanfield

Stanners - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/10

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

zombie_pat - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Matt, Lewis, Nick

suffolknick - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Rob Patterson

Dan0Me - Lead - 27/Jul/10

Really good route!
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/10

Jamming for ages below roof & pulled on hex before doing the crux.
NB Pixel - Lead dog - 03/Jul/10 with Chiz

nice place, pity about its proximity to the airport
pete3685 - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/10

James Moyle - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with Gareth Bowen, Richard Burton

Gareth Bowen - 2nd β - 17/Jun/10 with Richard Burton, James Moyle

B started, backed off did it
climbingxcat - Lead - 31/May/10 with Brian

I thought the crux (crack at about 10m, 2m below the pedestal) was a solid 4c, though well protected with a large cam.
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Ian

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

SC - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Matt

trev_f - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/10 with Mick Ward

benjaminevans - TR O/S - 12/Apr/10 with J

Excellent hand jamming up to the first roof before stepping left and finnishing up on good holds
andy dunn - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/10 with Mike

Slick - 2nd - 05/Apr/10 with Kevin Vans-Colina

luke13 - Lead - 17/Mar/10 with Meg

paul1234 - 2nd - 17/Mar/10 with luke13

T ny - 2010

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Great route - second time around... last time ran out of daylight - this time bottom of route slightly slimey - but very enjoyable.. just right for a good evening's climbing for me!
richardadventurecafe - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/09 with Nick Gray

ran out of time.... night fell.... didn't want to climb in the dark...
richardadventurecafe - Lead dnf - 12/Aug/09 with Neil Sperrings

AlexD - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with joeurwin

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Luke Marsden

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/09

Dr Caterpillar - 2nd rpt - 24/May/09 with Alan Sage

gjchurch - TR RP - 20/May/09 with Paul

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Will Bellamy

benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Phill Butler

luke13 - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/09 with Dec

Jon used some interesting body flop technique to mount the second ledge...
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/09 with Jon Thompson

deklan - 2nd - 16/Mar/09 with luke

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with J

jon thompson27 - Mar/09 with Alex Thompson

Jon Didymus - Lead rpt - Mar/09 with Peet

Kenemo - 2009

nice route, varied climbing
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with UBMC

Al Franks - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/08 with Claire

Alasdair88 - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/08 with Claire

cy - 2nd - 11/Oct/08 with Al

leigh - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/08

chockstone - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Rich Standerwick

First VS lead for ages. Was good but strenuous
Jord64@msn.com - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Jim Jarvis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08

roc n run - 2nd - 27/Jul/08 with H & Scotty

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/08

Ali3735 - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Andy M

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/08

evhall - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Cutts

Feeling bold - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Tom Dixon

Finally beat my demons :)
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 03/May/08

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 09/Apr/08

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 09/Apr/08 with James Turner

mattf77 - 2nd - 30/Mar/08 with will

Very nice route worthy of some stars. Don't remember any polish. Quite sustained and committing in places, especially memorable for placing gear left-handed whilst the right was supporting weight jammed firmly in a crack. Very well protected. Climbing up out of the shade into a clear, fresh February morning. Perfect start to the day.
Humpty Dangler - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Jordan Lane

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/08

Ybot Htulk - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Sam Howell

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Sam Howell

kyt341k - Lead rpt - 11/Sep/07 with Fat Tim

Jethro - Solo - Sep/07

Circus - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Lou

Matt Tranter - Aug/07

deklan - Aug/07

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Jim Jarvis

Great route, has several different styles of climbing in one route.
jonny5 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with James Wasiak

Pulled on gear, bloody route!
thomasadixon - Lead dog - 26/May/07 with Pete

srees2108 - TR O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/07

gimmer - 2007

Matt Tranter - 2007

gringoloco - Lead O/S - 2007 with Colin Charles

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 2007 with Tanya Scully

Tom87 - 2nd O/S - 14/Dec/06 with Jez

Steerpike - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/06 with Tommo

First ever lead fall off the polished holds then seconded, good route though.
thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/06 with Mark, Matt

Tricky crux just before the roof. Good protection, but pulling on small holds...
My Gravity - Lead dog - 05/Aug/06 with Laurence

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/06 with Clare

Daniel Wrightson - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/06 with Steve Drummond

django - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Rob Snell

Jason Gotel - Lead - Jul/06 with Pippa Lansdown

craig h - TR O/S - 05/Jun/06 with Shunted

MikeC59 - 04/Jun/06

Epic Ebdon - 2nd dog - 03/May/06 with James Wasiak

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/06

Really nice climb - worthy of 3 stars rather than the 1 star in the current guidebook. Some nice hand jams.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/06 with Colin Milton

colin milton - 2nd - 09/Apr/06 with chris sansum

maresia - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/06 with Toby

Really not worth the star its given - one of the worst routes on the crag and polished to within an inch of its life...
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with unknown

Philip de-Beger - 2006

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

martinazando - 2nd O/S - Nov/05

gonggashan - Lead - Oct/05

Jen79 - 2nd - Sep/05 with Matt Tranter

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/05

Marq - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/05 with Daniel Dennehy

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/05 with Nick Ingram

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Hidden - 2005

timstyles - 2nd β - 2005

challenging overhang
spence - Lead - 04/Sep/04

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/04

JamieAyres - 2nd O/S - Jul/04 with Nick Ingram

Hidden - Lead - 21/Feb/04

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/04

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2004 with Helen and John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Digger - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/03 with Sarah Nield

al99 - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Alex Wainwright

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with Laura

Lev - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/03 with Claire Durant

guy xavier percival - Lead O/S - 04/May/03 with rod

James Moyle - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/02 with P. McCourt

Hidden - 2nd - 2002

rapidrich - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/01 with Kit

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2001

First Lead.
Ken Applegate - Lead O/S - 14/May/00 with Stuart Cummin

Hidden - Lead - Mar/00

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 14/Nov/99

leland stamper - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/99 with nell

First vs
Boxy - Lead O/S - Jun/99 with Jon H

kitkat78 - Lead - Apr/99 with Gavin E

Stone Muppet - 1999 with cc

T ny - 1999

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 1997

chris sm - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/96 with Ruth Taylor

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/94 with Paul, Rongor

jim_randell - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/94 with RL, SL

Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 02/May/94 with Marcus

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 25/Sep/93 with steve, denise

MoWalker3 - 19/Sep/93 with Joe

Tarquin - 1993

AndySL - Lead O/S - 1993 with Mark

My first VS lead. Slipped and weighted a hex on the crack. Mike couldn't follow.
jim_randell - Lead dog - 18/Jul/92 with SF

ChrisJD - Lead - 21/Sep/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/89

AndyB123 - 2nd O/S - 1989 with Andy E

babymoac - Lead - 12/Sep/87 with MTW

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/86

leland stamper - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/82

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/81

Hidden - 2nd - 0000

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 165
hard HVS0 of 58
HVS0 of 58
easy HVS0 of 58
hard VS10 of 58
VS43 of 58
easy VS4 of 58
hard HS1 of 58
HS0 of 58
easy HS0 of 58
hard 4c1 of 59
4c3 of 59
easy 4c22 of 59
hard 4b12 of 59
4b21 of 59
easy 4b0 of 59
hard 4a0 of 59
4a0 of 59
easy 4a0 of 59
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 304 (1.0%)
Lead178 of 304 (58.6%)
Followed97 of 304 (31.9%)
Toproped8 of 304 (2.6%)
Unknown18 of 304 (5.9%)

'Climbed'85 of 304 (28.0%)
clean O/S160 of 304 (52.6%)
clean β11 of 304 (3.6%)
clean rpt31 of 304 (10.2%)
clean RP1 of 304 (0.3%)
dogged11 of 304 (3.6%)
dnf5 of 304 (1.6%)