Monsoon* S 4a
Left Hand Crag

Ticklists: A Worthwhile Weekend at Wyndcliffe.

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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.
MikeC59 - Lead - 04/Aug/15 with David E

Climb to the tree, Adam finished on the vs
will484 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/15 with BStar

Very earthy corner past the oak but not a bad climb
dinodinosaur - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15

Recommend the direct finish to avoid the very dirty corner
Hexman - 2nd - 11/Jul/15 with Dino S, Elaine Smithson

Recommend the direct finish to avoid the very dirty corner
Hexman - 2nd - 11/Jul/15 with Dino S, Elaine Smithson

Loved this so did it again for a warm down!
natlavender - Lead β - 25/Jun/15 with Malcolm Phelps

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/15

Loved this! Great warm up for The Don!
natlavender - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15 with tobra

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/15

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.
ChrisWills - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Franzi Schrodt

BStar - Lead rpt - 12/May/15 with Rachael

Rachael88 - 2nd - 12/May/15 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/15

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/15 with Alex Tibbs

abtibbs - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15 with Steve Gibbs

Alextreme - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with John Luckett

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/15 with John Harris

John1458 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15

Oo - Lead - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Mar/15

DanielBryan - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Josh

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

Rachael88 - 2nd - 20/Dec/14 with Adam

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

Wildstyle - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/14 with Martin Lennon

Wildstyle - 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

without shoes
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

Matt1234 - 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

Wildstyle - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Neil Nand, Brendan Gill

ElBarto - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Brendan Gill, Lucy Plowman

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

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

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

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Nov/10

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

Pero - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/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. *jibbering
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

Hidden - 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 - 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

With Dave Bonstow
Norman_P_W - 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 - 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

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