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Bridge's Route*** HS 4b

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[Start of the traverse on P3, 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 149 logbooks, and on 26 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/14

Hidden - 2014

muppett - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/13

moose ridd - AltLd - 03/Aug/13 with M.Sadler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13

Led P1 and P3. Accidentally did a 4b variant on the first pitch, up the steep corner to the left of the correct line. The FRCC guidebook description isn't that clear on where it goes. The traverse pitch was amazing! Really fantastic route - one of the best I've done in the Lakes.
CathS - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Dave Clark

Hidden - Lead - Jul/13

Jenny Dart - AltLd - Jul/13

Had the crag to ourselves!
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Helen Garrett

Dervey - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Rich

Long walk in from Cockley Beck, but a great setting. Led the last two pitches. Scramble up is harder than any of the climbing.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Lucy, Liam

johang - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Jonathan Hazell, James Lawson

A great mountain day, scenic walk in. Crag looks very steep but the climb is nice and easy. I linked pitches 3 & 4 for a long traverse. Dying to come back for the rest - may camp next time.
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Justin Sharpe, Ben Knudson

Best to rope up before scrambling up to the bottom of the climb.
Allan FW - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Ken

joermann - 22/May/13

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

nice traversing :)
Reedymc - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Rupert Creed

Classic route and quality mountain day. Led pitch 3.
da_cox - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Richard Overitt, John Rowlands

westong - 2013

Hidden - 2013

The full mountain crag experience of a cold and damp September day. The slimey scramble approach, after deciding against a green and mossy Trespasser groove, turned out to be the crux. Nice route, in Lakelands only wilderness.
DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12

Paulinho - 2012

pasbury - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Aug/11

Led P1 & both traverses.
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Mervyn Lamacraft

chrisallan - AltLd - 22/Aug/11

gforce - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Emma

pete3685 - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/11

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Adam

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with Judith Neaves

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Lee Sheard

Steep! Saw no-one.
alan moore - Solo - Jul/11

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

Mackinclimb - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/11

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Mark Amyes

Very windy
Blurgy319 - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Mark Freestone

Climbed first thing from a bivy spot under the crag. Great climb and a great way to start the day
Exodus - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/11

Via first pitch of Medusa Wall / Square Chimney: a bit strenuous!
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Cath Sullivan

Steve Lenartowicz - 22/Apr/11

Tightsgirl - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Naomi Havercroft

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/11

Fantastic route. Lead the awesome pitch one and the first traverse pitch which was a joy. Wonderful day :) Seb linked 4 and 5 as it was getting a tad cold :(
pffft - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Seb Roz

Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011

Ken Taylor - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Sue Underwood

Attempted to lead 3rd pitch but bottled it. Would like to go back again and lead it.
Sue Underwood - 2nd - 04/Sep/10 with Ken Taylor

jcurley - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Mike Buddle

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ali

Led first pitch
Daniels735 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Chris Waters

Stone Muppet - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with ps, ts

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/10

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Did first pitch of square chimney.
Mowglee - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Will Hunt

Excellent climbing. Started up Square Chimney and carried on direct to the spike belay below the headwall. Led pitches 2, 4 & 5.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Gareth Uglow

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 15/May/10

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Myself!

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

APRS - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Huw Goodall

Hidden - 2010

net - 2nd - 25/Jul/09 with George

Really enjoyable. Mostly good protection (apart from on traverse) and exciting situations.
Tanya Savage - Lead - 25/Jul/09 with Neil Pacey

GPN - Lead - 25/Jul/09 with Annette

Neil Pacey - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Tanya Savage

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with nathan lee

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09

Calder - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Lizzie

Mass Mynydd ascent
Barry D - Lead - 13/Jun/09 with Trish & Des

Hidden - 13/Jun/09

Beautiful route
Richard Weller - AltLd - 24/May/09 with David Small

pete1993 - 2nd - 24/May/09

Andrew1 - AltLd - 12/May/09 with Jake Surman

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Mrs threw a wobbly on the traverse on the 3rd pitch which resulted in us abseiling off. One to return to.
jadm2 - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08

simonfife - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08 with Gerard Conway

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 18/May/08 with Alan Maines

mje1398 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07 with John M

I lead a HVS pitch which started to the left of the correct start of Bridge's - it was well hard. I was elated and cacking myself. Eventually got back on route. I lead the traverse, then Liz lead the last pitch. Good day, cheers Liz!
just wanna climb - AltLd - 05/May/07 with Liz in Sheffield

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/07

Hidden - AltLd - 05/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/06

Raggar - AltLd - 05/Jul/06 with Ian M, Jon B

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/06

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/06

petegunn - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - Aug/05

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Jul/05 with blue

scarey hand traverse!! especially when all of the gear had come out as rob was leading!!
2RoyalAnglian - 2nd O/S - Jun/05 with rob lillywhite

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/05

John Kettle - AltLd - 2005

Trobbo - AltLd - 14/Jul/04 with darren hartley

A thoroughly enjoyable route through inspiring territory. Pitched camped by the Esk below the Buttress and helped Wyn carry the kit out to her car parked at Cockley Beck. Got horribly lost on the way back when headtorch gave out and the mist descended... tent finally located approx 1.30am!
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 13/Jul/04 with Wyn Clayton

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/04

five - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/04 with AV

jsw1 - AltLd O/S - 23/May/04 with Steve Lyon

Hidden - AltLd - May/04

Carmen led pitches 1 and 3, I took 2 and 4.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 03/May/03 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/03

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/02 with GW, MikeW

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/02

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Ann S - Lead O/S - Jun/01 with Bill Harrison

PenJD - AltLd - 2001 with Jon Ascroft

Hidden - 21/May/00

Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - Aug/99 with Mike

Darragh - Jul/99 with Adrian

Hammy - Lead - 18/Jun/99 with Richard Munro

Hidden - AltLd - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/96

Dave Westby - Lead - Aug/95 with Garry Nuttal

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/95

Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/95 with Louise Pellett

Starting up Medusa Wall
babymoac - AltLd - 1993

rain rain rain
beaumap - AltLd dnf - 22/Aug/92 with Tim Waddington

This climb is overrated in my view. The traverse off left at the top avoids the main issue. It's very little harder but much better to finish up Medusa.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 1992 with Debbie Wilkinson

jlancashire - 1992

PeteCheung - AltLd - 1991 with Ian

rogerskews - AltLd - 16/Sep/90 with Martin Coward

scree - May/88 with Dave H

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/86

biggianthead - 16/Jun/85 with G, M

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo - 1985

Hammy - Solo - 14/Aug/84

JohnHutch - Lead - Aug/84 with AU

mark-abz - AltLd - Jun/84 with Walter P

Bob - Solo - 13/May/84

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

ill_bill - AltLd - Aug/82

Third route of a great day. Exhilerating solo.
Dave Musgrove - Solo - 26/Aug/79

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 27/Aug/78 with Jackie Coe

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Nov/76

Overcast and wet. Got food-poisioning at the campsite afterwards!
Sean Kelly - AltLd - Jul/76 with Bob Millward

Hidden - Aug/75

David Smith - Lead - 1975

Nigel Bond - 28/Jul/73 with Jim, Bob Panther, Andy Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/71

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Voting
Total votes cast 74
hard VS0 of 26
VS0 of 26
easy VS0 of 26
hard HS1 of 26
HS18 of 26
easy HS5 of 26
hard S1 of 26
S1 of 26
easy S0 of 26
hard 4c0 of 22
4c0 of 22
easy 4c0 of 22
hard 4b2 of 22
4b4 of 22
easy 4b14 of 22
hard 4a2 of 22
4a0 of 22
easy 4a0 of 22
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2 Stars6 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 149 (5.4%)
Lead39 of 149 (26.2%)
Followed15 of 149 (10.1%)
Alt Leads69 of 149 (46.3%)
Unknown18 of 149 (12.1%)

'Climbed'85 of 149 (57.0%)
clean O/S60 of 149 (40.3%)
clean rpt2 of 149 (1.3%)
dnf2 of 149 (1.3%)