BTphonehome 07/May AltLd O/S

Kasha's first leads on a Lakes mountain crag and what a place to do it. Superb scenery, decent climbing and not a soul in sight. A brilliant day.

with Kasha
Allanfairfechan ??/2016 -
Dave Richards 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook
sjbrook 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Great route in a remote location - The approach scramble was the scariest bit!

Hidden 01/Oct/15 Solo
pie_eater_pete 08/Aug/15 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
sea_lene 28/Sep/14 -

Crag to ourselves. Some amazing positions and rock architecture. Take care on scramble approach - glad we roped the last section!

with Dave Brown
KevB 10/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 2 and 5

with Iain Clark
Graeme Hammond 06/Sep/14 Solo O/S

After finding my guide book which I dropped down the cliff. Stunning solo :)

Hidden ?/Aug/14 -
Hidden 11/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/14 Lead
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Hidden 22/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/13 AltLd
Ste Ridd 03/Aug/13 AltLd
Dino Dave 30/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Dad
CathS 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

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.

with Dave Clark
Robin Woodward ?/Jul/13 Lead
Jenny Dart ?/Jul/13 AltLd
DavidEvans 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Had the crag to ourselves!

with Helen Garrett
Dervey 09/Jun/13 AltLd
with Rich
Richard Alderton 08/Jun/13 AltLd

Long walk in from Cockley Beck, but a great setting. Led the last two pitches. Scramble up is harder than any of the climbing.

with Lucy, Liam
johang 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jonathan Hazell, James Lawson
Dave Mahon 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

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.

with Justin Sharpe, Ben Knudson
Hidden 26/May/13 AltLd O/S
Allan Winstanley 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Best to rope up before scrambling up to the bottom of the climb.

with Ken
joermann 22/May/13 AltLd
DubyaJamesDubya ?/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Bevan
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Reedymc 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S

nice traversing :)

with Rupert Creed
da_cox ??/2013 AltLd O/S

Classic route and quality mountain day. Led pitch 3.

with Richard Overitt, John Rowlands
westong ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
DaveAtkinson 15/Sep/12 AltLd

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.

Hidden 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
pasbury ??/2012 -
Hidden 29/Aug/11 AltLd
Different Steve 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & both traverses.

with Mervyn Lamacraft
chrisallan 22/Aug/11 AltLd
gforce 18/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Emma
KendalIanO 28/Jul/11 AltLd rpt

First time climbing on Esk for a few years. Had forgotten how steep it is, and how good the rock is. I led pitches 1,3,5.

with Robin Andrews
pete3685 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
Lee Sheard 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Shaw Brown 02/Jul/11 AltLd
Adam1973 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
alan moore ?/Jul/11 Solo

Steep! Saw no-one.

Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Mackinclimb 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/May/11 Lead O/S
HIGHTOWER 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Blurgy319 29/Apr/11 2nd

Very windy

Exodus 27/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Climbed first thing from a bivy spot under the crag. Great climb and a great way to start the day

Peter Metcalfe 24/Apr/11 Lead

Via first pitch of Medusa Wall / Square Chimney: a bit strenuous!

Steve Lenartowicz 22/Apr/11 -
Tightsgirl 27/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Mar/11 2nd
pffft 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

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 :(

with Seb Roz
Paul Boggis ??/2011 Lead
Ken Taylor 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Sue Underwood
Sue Underwood 04/Sep/10 2nd

Attempted to lead 3rd pitch but bottled it. Would like to go back again and lead it.

with Ken Taylor
jcurley 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Mowglee 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ali
Daniels735 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch

with Chris Waters
Stone Muppet 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with ps, ts
Hidden 06/Jun/10 2nd
WalnutHorse 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Mowglee 23/May/10 AltLd O/S

Did first pitch of square chimney.

Will Hunt 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent climbing. Started up Square Chimney and carried on direct to the spike belay below the headwall. Led pitches 2, 4 & 5.

Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
Hidden 15/May/10 Lead
Pero 15/May/10 AltLd
Ewan Russell 24/Apr/10 Solo O/S
with Myself!
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
APRS 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
net 25/Jul/09 2nd
with George
Tanya Savage 25/Jul/09 Lead

Really enjoyable. Mostly good protection (apart from on traverse) and exciting situations.

GPN 25/Jul/09 Lead
with Annette
Neil Pacey 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
dominic lee 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Simonfarfaraway 16/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Hidden 14/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Calder 14/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Lizzie
Barry D 13/Jun/09 Lead

Mass Mynydd ascent

with Trish & Des
Hidden 13/Jun/09 -
Richard Weller 24/May/09 AltLd

Beautiful route

with David Small
pete1993 24/May/09 2nd
Andrew1 12/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 10/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Dave Latimer 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
jadm2 23/Aug/08 Lead dnf

Mrs threw a wobbly on the traverse on the 3rd pitch which resulted in us abseiling off. One to return to.

Hidden 12/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/08 Lead O/S
simonfife 18/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Gerard Conway
Peter Metcalfe 18/May/08 Lead
with Alan Maines
mje1398 05/May/07 2nd O/S
with John M
just wanna climb 05/May/07 AltLd

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!

with Liz in Sheffield
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/May/07 AltLd
guisboro andy ??/2007 -
petegunn 26/Jul/06 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 26/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Raggar 05/Jul/06 AltLd
with Ian M, Jon B
Ben1983 ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead
Shaw Brown 24/Jul/05 AltLd
with blue
2RoyalAnglian ?/Jun/05 2nd O/S

scarey hand traverse!! especially when all of the gear had come out as rob was leading!!

with rob lillywhite
Hidden 29/May/05 Lead
John Kettle ??/2005 AltLd
Trobbo 14/Jul/04 AltLd
with darren hartley
Peter Metcalfe 13/Jul/04 Lead

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!

with Wyn Clayton
Hidden 12/Jul/04 AltLd
five 10/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
with AV
jsw1 23/May/04 AltLd O/S
with Steve Lyon
Hidden ?/May/04 AltLd
Simon Caldwell 03/May/03 AltLd rpt

Carmen led pitches 1 and 3, I took 2 and 4.

with Carmen
Hidden 20/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Andy Clarke 14/Sep/02 Lead O/S
with GW, MikeW
steve prior ?/Jun/02 AltLd
with Kate P
Hidden ?/May/02 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Ann S ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
with Bill Harrison
PenJD ??/2001 AltLd
with Jon Ascroft
Hidden 21/May/00 -
Simon Caldwell ?/Aug/99 AltLd rpt
with Mike
Darragh ?/Jul/99 -
with Adrian
Hammy 18/Jun/99 Lead
with Richard Munro
Hidden 07/Feb/99 -
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd
Hidden 07/Sep/96 AltLd
Hidden ??/1996 AltLd O/S
Dave Westby ?/Aug/95 Lead
with Garry Nuttal
Hidden 01/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 25/Jun/95 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
babymoac ??/1993 AltLd

Starting up Medusa Wall

beaumap 22/Aug/92 AltLd dnf

rain rain rain

with Tim Waddington
andybirtwistle 27/Jun/92 Lead
with Sue Fells
Rog Wilko ??/1992 Lead

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.

with Debbie Wilkinson
jlancashire ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1991 AltLd
rogerskews 16/Sep/90 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Mick King 18/Mar/90 Lead
with Mark Lester
Hidden 06/Jul/89 Lead
scree ?/May/88 -
with Dave H
Hidden 07/Jul/87 Solo O/S
stewart murray ??/1987 AltLd O/S

Led p1, P3

with Stewart Pollard
Hidden 20/Sep/86 AltLd O/S
Campbell42 23/Aug/86 Lead O/S

Bridges on Esk Butress, not Dow Crag

with Ailsa Campbell
Steve Crowe ??/1986 Lead O/S

circa 1986

biggianthead 16/Jun/85 -
with G, M
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1985 Solo
Hammy 14/Aug/84 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/84 Lead
mark-abz ?/Jun/84 AltLd
with Walter P
Bob 13/May/84 Solo
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
ill_bill ?/Aug/82 AltLd
Martin Bennett 05/Apr/80 -
with Magi
Dave Musgrove 26/Aug/79 Solo

Third route of a great day. Exhilerating solo.

Nigel Coe 27/Aug/78 AltLd
with Jackie Coe
Hidden 27/Nov/76 2nd
Sean Kelly ?/Jul/76 AltLd

Overcast and wet. Got food-poisioning at the campsite afterwards!

with Bob Millward
Chris Terrey ?/May/76 Lead
with Charles Towers, Roger Wilson
Bob M ?/Aug/75 -
with Geraldine King
uphillnow ??/1975 Lead
Nigel Bond 28/Jul/73 -
with Jim, Bob Panther, Andy Brown
Hidden 30/Oct/71 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 30/Apr/66 -
with CJE
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