Probably the hardest severe I've climbed! I've certainly climbed easier HS. It was a little greasy given the time of year. Finished at the tree as the top looked vegetated and the light was fading.
BStar - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/14 with Rachael
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/14
ju59 - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with Leon
birthers - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Caroline C
caroline256 - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Tom B
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14
Dirty exit, full packs and a kamikaze Pigion made this Route memorable for all the wrong reasons. Not sure it deserves stars.
mr random - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with Rafael Malczyk
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/14
Echna - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Rich
alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/14 with Assad Lahlou
robh14 - Lead - 09/Aug/14
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/14
DanielBryan - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with Tim Coe
Tim Coe - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with DanielBryan, Lisa Elliott
lgp81 - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/14 with Martin Lennon
lgp81 - 2nd β - 16/Jun/14 with Martin Lennon
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/14
martin one - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/14 with Lucy
gregclarke - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/14 with Ygraine
Ygraine - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Greg
cjohn62 - AltLd - 08/Jun/14 with gareth
Abseiled off in two stages (intermediate belay at tree).
Phil Hutchinson - 2nd - 07/Jun/14 with Fiona McFarlane
Adam Polak - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with David Elder
Fiona McFarlane - Lead - Jun/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/14
Finished at tree - lead put off by strong smell of bat urine & route in need of a bit of gardening...
Manchi - 2nd - 25/May/14 with Eu Lee
gregclarke - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14 with Ben
First time at Wynd Cliff - popular day only time for one climb after recce
SteveJB - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with john_p_mulcahy
I think a lot of climbers must do the hybrid (finishing to the left) or finish at the half-height tree. Proper finish is the wide crack on the right - from below it looks like it heads straight into jungle, but there is a cleanish way up hidden around to the right. Needs a little maintenance from somebody public-spirited!
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Greg Clarke
gregclarke - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Brian
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14
Great first lead of the season.
Amber Chaloner - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Jane Woulds
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2014
Hidden - Lead - 22/Nov/13
briggers - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/13 with Jake Thompsett
clams - Lead - Sep/13 with Catherine
CatMc - 2nd - Sep/13 with clams
I led the second pitch which I thought was pretty crap. First pitch good though and Tom's first Severe lead.
Matt77 - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Tom Riddelsdell
Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13
jitpatel - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with Peter Davis
Much easier the second time. Some lovely climbing before the first tree.
pffft - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Kylie Richards
First climb of the season so made hard work of it! Top section is still fairly grim, not too dirty but lots of greenery and loose sounding rock.
Kylie - 2nd β - 01/Jun/13 with Luke Vincent
Eoinparker - AltLd O/S - 12/May/13 with Gaby Amiel
abbed from tree, in the rain
p3tersen - Lead - 12/May/13 with Hassen Bali
HassenBali - AltLd O/S - 12/May/13 with Jesse Petersen
Half Pint Lizz - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Helen King
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13
madguernseyboy - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Neil Nand, Lucy Plowman
martin one - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Tom collins
lgp81 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Neil Nand, Brendan Gill
Gavdee1 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13
Kevster - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Rob Sc
Led to the crux then failed to get over it! Assisted downclimb. Jason went up and completed to the tree. Seemed harder than a 4a
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 17/Feb/13 with Alex, Jason
jayyaj - Lead - 17/Feb/13
kc lead to tree. Then I lead the top. Wish I had beleaved all other comments to ab off tree, but I just had to see if it was all lies... Stay away from top.
luke glaister - AltLd O/S - 06/Jan/13 with casey johns
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Theantoff - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Steve Hull, Simon Bostock
Deary65 - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/12
EllieWoods - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Sarah Welsh
Sarah Welsh - 2nd β - 19/Aug/12 with John Sawers, Ellie Woods
Finished at tree and absailed down
Jonners - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12
Country_Boy - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Anton
Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/12
Grotty top bit! Next time, ab off the tree...
Phil Murray - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/12 with Liz
steveprice.exmouth - Lead - 23/Apr/12 with Ellie Woods
Felt harder than severe....led to the crux then failed to get over it. Grrrr. Charles led the final bit to the tree.
Babika - 2nd - 21/Apr/12 with Charles Leek
Sarah Welsh - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Emma Grant
EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Steve Price
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/12
jmr - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Paul Greenhow
Not as mucky at the top as the guidebook will have you believe. Really quite good!
katherinesydney - Lead O/S - 07/Jan/12 with rick sewards
pad-rat - 2012
One bold move required over the bulge - needed to grow some for this lead
Mistee - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with pete templar
Eike - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with Tom Blight
thomb - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Eike
Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/11
ElvisLeg - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Charlie Burbridge
Only first pitch to the tree. Lovely climb awkward pull round a bulge at the top but well protected
Eoinparker - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Johanna Cowan
HassenBali - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Ed Napier
petecallaghan - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Simon Berring, Emma Grant
Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/11
Nice lead, however after reaching the first Oak tree it is NOT worth going higher, gets really earthy and crappy and not pleasant climbing.
Also abseiling from the very top will almost certainly get rope stuck on retrieval so we went down to the first tree then did a second abseil from there and still go the rope a bit stuck from the first abseil.
ElBarto - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Joseph Toller
jo86 - 2nd - 04/Jul/11 with Neil Nand
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11
waynem1985 - 2nd - 25/Jun/11 with Mark, Antony Davies
davidbeynon - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Sharon Chircop
omeganut - Jun/11
Only as far as the tree - Made a real meal of the crux, must have missed something, or somethings fallen off. Abbed off in dark. Would say in its current state far too hard for severe, HS 4b more like.
PaulWatson - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Rosy, Muny
Gregthebadger - Lead - 31/May/11
Felt tough for the grade and exposed for a Severe. I must've missed the easy way! Top third was a mud-fest - had to dig out holds and placements with nut key - so no stars deserved for this one unless it's for the view from the upper section.
Andrew Bangs - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Kylie
Harder that I remember from last time! Quite hard for a severe but maybe I was just too tired from the day before. Very dirty at the top.
Kylie - 2nd O/S - 22/May/11 with Andrew Bangs
the worst starred route I have ever done!
mandy - Lead - 15/May/11 with elf
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11
Prez - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Kevin
IanVB - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Gareth Brading
Felt hard for severe!
gb05 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Ian Brading
Bob Smyth - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11
alexanderjwatts - 2nd - 19/Mar/11
Poco Loco - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Dean
First climb as a non-smoker. Split into two pitches with a belay at the tree half-way up, the bulge below the tree made me think for a while.
Bobling - AltLd - 12/Feb/11 with Dave L
First Severe climb, bit steeper then expected. Done in 2 pitches. James P lead, second pitch after tree was really enjoyable.
Deano100 - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with Dave, Rob D, James P
BALD EAGLE - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Rob Duerr
matjam - 2nd - 12/Feb/11
rachcrewe - Lead - 07/Feb/11 with Joby Newson, Jenny Tyler
Hidden - 2011
RamblingRyan - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Martin
Andy did P1, I did P2 which was very muddy on the final run
KDW - AltLd rpt - 06/Nov/10 with Andy
Maybe having an off day but felt stiff for a Severe.
GC - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Peter Williams
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10
Jess Christley - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Lou Ramsden
Tough for the grade!
cas54321 - 2nd - 03/Sep/10 with Mike
mikelaing - Lead - Sep/10 with Carolyn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10
Tim led first pitch to oak. I led 2nd pitch of pinnacle route to finish: I thought delicate and poorly protected at the start.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Tim
David Walker - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Maria
Belayed at the oak tree. 2nd pitch decidedly earthy.
MariaT - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with David Walker
Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/10
Ok route. First section was quite decent. The bit after the tree was quite loose in places and the final few meters was very dirty.
mattrm - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Will Jones
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/10
fleapitfan - Lead O/S - 31/May/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10
lauramfletcher - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10
Alasdair88 - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with Liz davies
lizzie789 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Al Franks
David Qualtrough - May/10
pffft - 2nd β - 18/Apr/10 with Kylie Richards
Not a very nice finish up a dirty slope and quite a lot of trees.
Kylie - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Tom Perrin, Luke Vincent
seconded to the first major ledge then swung lead to oak tree in order to set an early abseil decent
PerrinT - AltLd dnf - 18/Apr/10 with Luke Vincent
Took hours to climb 15 metres, only because of lots of rests*. Tom swung past me up to the abbing tree.
pffft - AltLd dnf - 18/Apr/10 with Tom Perrin
Lead second pitch
martinp - AltLd - 16/Apr/10 with Alan C
MikeLell - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/10 with Jamie
petedunford183 - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10
btc - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Susannah Ellis
Climbed at night.First moves are interesting in the dark
tobyb - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10
mattshort - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Elly Pryce
Hidden - 2010
enjoyable route. shame bout the last 5m being so earthy (not enough to put me off climbing again though). loved the 2nd half, was steep and interesting for a S
stvredmond - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/09 with Jason Scott
Harphead - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Spicerman
Spicerman - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09
urbanmonkey - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Nick
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09
cas smerdon - Lead - 21/Aug/09 with Nick
Ybot Htulk - Lead - Aug/09 with Sonya
aged_ape - Lead O/S - Aug/09
Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09
Split into 2 leads, I got the 2nd grotty pitch.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 11/Jul/09 with Roger Lord
AlexDexter - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with anthony nichols
tobydunford - 2nd β - 26/May/09 with Jamie Ward
jamie ward - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Toby Dunford
chrisjones199 - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Hash Popat
Mark Batey - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Hash Popat
Mark Batey - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Hash Popat
hash - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Janette
RossT - Lead - 11/Apr/09
mickyconnor - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with steve
Brought Micky up to the Oak, so I could have a go at the crux of Pinnacle Route, but backed off and finished as normal which was a mistake because of the loose rock and earthy finish. If abbing off, I recommend coming down Pinnacle route which is cleaner, and misses the tree. You still need to watch the ropes when pulling down though.
brady - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Micky
garywong - 2nd O/S - 05/Jan/09 with Patrick Goodwin
saz_b - 2009
Hidden - Lead - 2009
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Oct/08
leigh - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Ed
Dont try to ab off the top, it is highly likely that your ropes will get stuck!
al99 - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Martina Zandonella
martinazando - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Al Benson
BruceW - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08 with Becca
aldred - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/08 with peter boniface
pboniface - AltLd - 07/Aug/08 with Aldred Durham
smargerison - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08 with Stewart
Hidden - 26/Jun/08
The first half of the route is fine. However after the oak at mid height the rock becomes very suspect. I don't mind the odd loose block or dodgy flake but the problem with this route was that there was so many iffy bits of rock. First time I've ever been worried seconding a route. Not nice at all.
Dax - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Ward
Led by Phil
kylieo - 2nd - 25/Jun/08 with Phil, Matt
Now I know what an earthy groove is!
DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Christian
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/08
the rec - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Darrell
MikeLell - Lead - 20/Jun/08 with Ian Bryant
A very scruffy climb at the end due to heavy soil cover combined with limited places for protection.
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Dan Jarman
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - Jun/08 with Jenny Watson
Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08 with Andy F
Piers - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with Charlie Goldblatt
Take big cams (3+4) to protect the crux on the second pitch
My Gravity - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/08 with Ben P
bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Clare
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/08
really dirty on last bit of top crack, alot of loose earth
shameless - Lead - 10/Feb/08 with pip
tcn_2002 - Lead - 25/Oct/07
RichardMc - 2nd - 02/Sep/07 with Angel Vila, John Evans
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07
eagleopus - AltLd O/S - 20/May/07 with Martin
Like the guide says, dirty.
Digger - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Cathy
simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Ian Tadman
Took alternative route at top to escape due to fading daylight. Hard for grade
gareth r - Lead - 07/Jun/06 with Tom
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/04 with PS, DG
Little B - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/03
Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/01 with Og (Andrew Forbes)
Hidden - Lead - 2000
alan moore - 2000
Nigel Coe - 2nd - 07/Feb/99 with Pam Holt
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Oct/97
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/91 with Debbie Wilkinson
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Aug/85 with Jude Ayres
Andy Chubb - Lead - 29/Aug/76 with Andrew Collins
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/76
Nigel Bond - Lead - 19/May/74 with Sandie
Hidden - Lead - 1973
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 18/Sep/71 with John Stainforth