Left Hand Crag

Ticklists: A Worthwhile Weekend at Wyndcliffe.

meliasen 26/Oct AltLd O/S
eoinb 24/Oct AltLd
Skip 17/Oct 2nd O/S
MikeC59 04/Aug Lead

I lead first pitch if Monsoon and David lead second pitch of pinnacle Route. Start of second pitch requires lay backing rather than groove thrashing.

with David E
will484 16/Jul AltLd O/S

Climb to the tree, Adam finished on the vs

with BStar
dinodinosaur 11/Jul Lead O/S

Very earthy corner past the oak but not a bad climb

Hexman 11/Jul 2nd

Recommend the direct finish to avoid the very dirty corner

with Dino S, Elaine Smithson
Hexman 11/Jul 2nd

Recommend the direct finish to avoid the very dirty corner

with Dino S, Elaine Smithson
natlavender 25/Jun Lead β

Loved this so did it again for a warm down!

with Malcolm Phelps
Hidden 19/Jun 2nd
natlavender 19/Jun Lead O/S

Loved this! Great warm up for The Don!

with tobra
Hidden 07/Jun 2nd O/S
ChrisWills 26/May Lead O/S

Vegetated after the Oak Tree ledge - the route left of the Oak Tree is probably more worthwhile. Added some more tat to the top tree from which to abseil. Probably best not to descend through the thorn bushes.

with Franzi Schrodt
BStar 12/May Lead rpt
with Rachael
Rachael88 12/May 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 04/May Lead
steve_gibbs 25/Apr 2nd rpt
with Alex Tibbs
abtibbs 25/Apr Lead O/S
Alextreme 19/Apr 2nd O/S
steve_gibbs 19/Apr 2nd O/S
with John Harris
John1458 19/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Apr Lead
Hidden 18/Apr Lead O/S
Oo 11/Apr Lead
Hidden 22/Mar 2nd β
DanielBryan 21/Mar Lead O/S
with Josh
BStar 20/Dec/14 Lead O/S

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.

with Rachael
Rachael88 20/Dec/14 2nd
with Adam
Hidden 03/Oct/14 Lead O/S
ju59 24/Aug/14 2nd
with Leon
birthers 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
caroline256 23/Aug/14 2nd
with Tom B
Hidden 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
mr random 23/Aug/14 Lead

Dirty exit, full packs and a kamikaze Pigion made this Route memorable for all the wrong reasons. Not sure it deserves stars.

with Rafael Malczyk
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Echna 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
alaster tonge 12/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
robh14 09/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Jul/14 Lead
DanielBryan 20/Jul/14 2nd
with Tim Coe
Tim Coe 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with DanielBryan, Lisa Elliott
Wildstyle 16/Jun/14 Lead dnf
Wildstyle 16/Jun/14 2nd β
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd O/S
martin one 15/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Lucy
gregclarke 14/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Ygraine
Ygraine 14/Jun/14 2nd
with Greg
cjohn62 08/Jun/14 AltLd
with gareth
Phil Hutchinson 07/Jun/14 2nd

Abseiled off in two stages (intermediate belay at tree).

Adam Polak 06/Jun/14 2nd

without shoes

with David Elder
Fiona McFarlane ?/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 25/May/14 Lead O/S
Manchi 25/May/14 2nd

Finished at tree - lead put off by strong smell of bat urine & route in need of a bit of gardening...

with Eu Lee
gregclarke 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with Ben
SteveJB 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

First time at Wynd Cliff - popular day only time for one climb after recce

bpmclimb 30/Mar/14 2nd rpt

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!

gregclarke 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Brian
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Amber Chaloner 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Great first lead of the season.

with Jane Woulds
Matt1234 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Nov/13 Lead
briggers 22/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Jake Thompsett
clams ?/Sep/13 Lead
CatMc ?/Sep/13 2nd
with clams
Matt77 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I led the second pitch which I thought was pretty crap. First pitch good though and Tom's first Severe lead.

with Tom Riddelsdell
Hidden 11/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
jitpatel 20/Jul/13 Lead
pffft 01/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Much easier the second time. Some lovely climbing before the first tree.

Kylie 01/Jun/13 2nd β

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.

Eoinparker 12/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Gaby Amiel
p3tersen 12/May/13 Lead

abbed from tree, in the rain

HassenBali 12/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jesse Petersen
Half Pint Lizz 29/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Helen King
Hidden 28/Apr/13 2nd O/S
madguernseyboy 27/Apr/13 Lead O/S
martin one 27/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Tom collins
Wildstyle 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
ElBarto 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Gavdee1 19/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Kevster 19/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Sc
Mayaculpa 17/Feb/13 2nd

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

with Alex, Jason
jayyaj 17/Feb/13 Lead
luke glaister 06/Jan/13 AltLd O/S

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.

Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Theantoff 21/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with Steve Hull, Simon Bostock
Deary65 20/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
EllieWoods 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Sarah Welsh 19/Aug/12 2nd β
Jonners 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Finished at tree and absailed down

Country_Boy 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Anton
Hidden 16/Jul/12 Lead
Phil Murray 13/Jun/12 2nd rpt

Grotty top bit! Next time, ab off the tree...

with Liz
steveprice.exmouth 23/Apr/12 Lead
with Ellie Woods
Babika 21/Apr/12 2nd

Felt harder than severe....led to the crux then failed to get over it. Grrrr. Charles led the final bit to the tree.

with Charles Leek
Sarah Welsh 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/12 2nd
jmr 26/Feb/12 2nd
with Paul Greenhow
katherinesydney 07/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Not as mucky at the top as the guidebook will have you believe. Really quite good!

pad-rat ??/2012 -
Mistee 09/Oct/11 Lead O/S

One bold move required over the bulge - needed to grow some for this lead

with pete templar
Eike 01/Oct/11 Lead
with Tom Blight
thomb 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Eike
Hidden 27/Aug/11 Lead
ElvisLeg 27/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Eoinparker 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Only first pitch to the tree. Lovely climb awkward pull round a bulge at the top but well protected

with Johanna Cowan
HassenBali 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ed Napier
petecallaghan 16/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Simon Berring, Emma Grant
Hidden 16/Jul/11 Lead
ElBarto 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S

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.

jo86 04/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
waynem1985 25/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
omeganut ?/Jun/11 -
PaulWatson 31/May/11 Lead O/S

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.

with Rosy, Muny
Gregthebadger 31/May/11 Lead
Andrew Bangs 22/May/11 Lead O/S

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.

with Kylie
Kylie 22/May/11 2nd O/S

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.

mandy 15/May/11 Lead

the worst starred route I have ever done!

with elf
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Prez 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Kevin
IanVB 30/Apr/11 2nd O/S
gb05 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Felt hard for severe!

Bob Smyth 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
alexanderjwatts 19/Mar/11 2nd
Poco Loco 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
with Dean
Bobling 12/Feb/11 AltLd

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.

with Dave L
Deano100 12/Feb/11 2nd

First Severe climb, bit steeper then expected. Done in 2 pitches. James P lead, second pitch after tree was really enjoyable.

with Dave, Rob D, James P
BALD EAGLE 12/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
matjam 12/Feb/11 2nd
rachcrewe 07/Feb/11 Lead
with Joby Newson, Jenny Tyler
Hidden ??/2011 -
RamblingRyan 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Martin
Hidden 06/Nov/10 AltLd rpt
GC 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Maybe having an off day but felt stiff for a Severe.

with Peter Williams
Hidden 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Jess Christley 04/Sep/10 AltLd
with Lou Ramsden
cas54321 03/Sep/10 2nd

Tough for the grade!

with Mike
mikelaing ?/Sep/10 Lead
with Carolyn
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Andrew Sloan 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Tim led first pitch to oak. I led 2nd pitch of pinnacle route to finish: I thought delicate and poorly protected at the start.

with Tim
David Walker 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Maria
MariaT 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Belayed at the oak tree. 2nd pitch decidedly earthy.

Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead dnf
Pero 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mattrm 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S

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.

with Will Jones
Hidden 10/Jul/10 AltLd
fleapitfan 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
lauramfletcher 23/May/10 2nd O/S
Alasdair88 22/May/10 2nd O/S
lizzie789 22/May/10 Lead O/S
David Qualtrough ?/May/10 -
pffft 18/Apr/10 2nd β
Kylie 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Not a very nice finish up a dirty slope and quite a lot of trees.

PerrinT 18/Apr/10 AltLd dnf

seconded to the first major ledge then swung lead to oak tree in order to set an early abseil decent

pffft 18/Apr/10 AltLd dnf

Took hours to climb 15 metres, only because of lots of rests*. Tom swung past me up to the abbing tree. *jibbering

martinp 16/Apr/10 AltLd

Lead second pitch

with Alan C
MikeLell 05/Apr/10 2nd rpt
with Jamie
petedunford183 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
btc 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Susannah Ellis
tobyb 11/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Climbed at night.First moves are interesting in the dark

mattshort 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
stvredmond 27/Dec/09 Lead O/S

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

with Jason Scott
Harphead 18/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Spicerman
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd O/S
urbanmonkey 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Nick
Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
cas smerdon 21/Aug/09 Lead
with Nick
Ybot Htulk ?/Aug/09 Lead
with Sonya
aged_ape ?/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
freemanTom 11/Jul/09 AltLd

Split into 2 leads, I got the 2nd grotty pitch.

with Roger Lord
AlexDexter ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with anthony nichols
tobydunford 26/May/09 2nd β
jamie ward 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with Toby Dunford
chrisjones199 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Mark Batey 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Hash Popat
Mark Batey 19/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Hash Popat
hash 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Janette
RossT 11/Apr/09 Lead
mickyconnor 14/Mar/09 2nd
with steve
brady 14/Mar/09 Lead O/S

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.

with Micky
garywong 05/Jan/09 2nd O/S
saz_b ??/2009 -
Norman_P_W ??/2009 Lead

With Dave Bonstow

Hidden 25/Oct/08 2nd
leigh 25/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Ed
al99 11/Oct/08 2nd O/S

Dont try to ab off the top, it is highly likely that your ropes will get stuck!

martinazando 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
BruceW 17/Aug/08 Lead O/S


with Becca
aldred 07/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
pboniface 07/Aug/08 AltLd
smargerison 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Stewart
Hidden 26/Jun/08 -
Dax 25/Jun/08 2nd O/S

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.

with Ward
kylieo 25/Jun/08 2nd

Led by Phil

with Phil, Matt
DafSWMC 25/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Now I know what an earthy groove is!

Hidden 25/Jun/08 Lead
the rec 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Darrell
MikeLell 20/Jun/08 Lead
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S

A very scruffy climb at the end due to heavy soil cover combined with limited places for protection.

Hidden 12/Jun/08 2nd O/S
freemanTom ?/Jun/08 Lead
with Jenny Watson
Rob84 31/May/08 2nd O/S
with Andy F
Piers 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with Charlie Goldblatt
My Gravity 05/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Take big cams (3+4) to protect the crux on the second pitch

with Ben P
bpmclimb 17/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Clare
Hidden 03/Mar/08 Lead O/S
shameless 10/Feb/08 Lead

really dirty on last bit of top crack, alot of loose earth

with pip
tcn_2002 25/Oct/07 Lead
RichardMc 02/Sep/07 2nd
with Angel Vila, John Evans
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
eagleopus 20/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Martin
Digger 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Like the guide says, dirty.

with Cathy
simonw1 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Ian Tadman
gareth r 07/Jun/06 Lead

Took alternative route at top to escape due to fading daylight. Hard for grade

with Tom
jim_randell 31/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with PS, DG
Little B 12/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Will Homoky 12/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Og (Andrew Forbes)
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
alan moore ??/2000 -
Nigel Coe 07/Feb/99 2nd
with Pam Holt
Hidden 12/Oct/97 AltLd
Rog Wilko ?/Oct/91 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
JamieAyres ?/Aug/85 Lead O/S
with Jude Ayres
Andy Chubb 29/Aug/76 Lead
with Andrew Collins
Hidden 27/Feb/76 2nd O/S
Nigel Bond 19/May/74 Lead
with Sandie
Hidden ??/1973 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 18/Sep/71 AltLd
with John Stainforth
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