Questor*** VS 4b
[Questor, 4 kb]34m. The obvious full-height groove in the centre of the Right Hand buttress. The crack will swallow as much gear as you care to place, take a full rack.

Some people consider this bit tough for a 4b.

There is a tree with abseil tat close to the top, but it's often quicker just to walk off (with care, belay recommended).
F Cannings, P R Littlejohn, G Morgan 14/Feb/1970

Ticklists: 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain, Orange Spot Lower Wye, A Worthwhile Weekend at Wyndcliffe.

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jordana86 - 2nd - 03/Oct/15

Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15

Giles Eperon - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/15 with Charlie Wilson

Had a hissy fit at the crux. Luckily Aiden, although being profusely verbally abused by me wouldn't let me back off. Sat on my gear once. Will come back and do it clean again, then maybe Cadillac?
Neil Watson - Lead dog - 26/Sep/15 with Aidan

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/15 with davenev

davenev - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/15 with luke

Luke90 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/15 with Liz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/15

Went back to lead after seconding the route earlier in the year. I really enjoyed the climb, always lots of gear so I tried not to over protect. There are a couple of good ledges for hands free rests which certainly helps a lot. I managed to find two good threads on route as well as the usual nuts and cam placements. I'm not sure I agree with the comments saying this is a 4c, it's certainly less technical than true 4c VS routes.
treforsouthwell - Lead β - 11/Aug/15

Charleston - 2nd - 08/Aug/15 with Ben

Avon Man - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Derek

Straightforward, nice.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Hamish

+1 for the comments on it being 4C. The routes looks ok from the bottom but is actually a little harder when you get on it. It's a fab route.
Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Andrea

StefanP - Lead - Aug/15

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/15 with Clare

cwildblood - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/15

maddy92 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/15 with Connie-Em

Connie-Em - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/15 with David Maddison

Glad others felt that it's 4c in places. Had a bit of a wibble mid route. Nice climbing, well protected, sunk about 17 bits of gear. Ran out of large nuts and hexes.
mattrm - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Joe Gallacher

mike.moss - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/15 with Kirill Spiridonov

alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 30/Jun/15 with Andrew Twemlow

A great climb,ran it out quite a bit so as not to pump out.really was a lovely climb!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Gemma Gill

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Jun/15

London Luke - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Emma

Route 1 of Wye Valley Tour
Ian Stirrups - Lead - 19/Jun/15 with Sue

Excellent route, feels quite long but always well protected. Lots of bridging, layback and jams (if you prefer). Standard for the grade and not too polished despite the comments from others. Take a lot of gear, Mark was leading and he placed 17 pieces (mix of cams, nuts and hexes) and that was about right. A bit of an awkward top out as we had to abseil from the big tree (screwgate/slings in place already) which is right on the cliff edge. Maybe next time we will try to top out.
treforsouthwell - 2nd β - 16/Jun/15

Nice but unpleasantly polished, which makes for most of the difficulty.
Dr Toph - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/15 with Emily

for the nth time, but always a pleasure
Ian Stirrups - 2nd - 12/Jun/15 with Sue

steve_gibbs - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/15 with Max Coney

See why it has all the hype. Well protected crack climbing. A must for all aspiring VS leaders.
Legs - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Steve

Rob Morgan - Lead - 03/Jun/15 with Win-yei

Win-yei - 2nd - 03/Jun/15 with Rob

AndrewP - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with FelixPeterken

KittyKat - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with Alex Smith, Jody Palmer

Pero - Lead - 22/May/15

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 16/May/15 with Becky E

Hard VS. Prob 4c
mdolan - Lead O/S - 15/May/15

Forgot how good this is!
alastairbegley - Lead rpt - 12/May/15 with Becky Bagnall

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/15

The grading seems very strange, VS 4b? I would be happier with 4c. Very sustained but bomber gear all of the way up (if you take enough!)
BStar - Lead rpt - 12/May/15 with Rachael

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

gregclarke - 2nd rpt - 10/May/15 with Brian

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Greg Clarke, Clare

mes32 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Chris

I thought VS was about right for it, pretty long. I wasn't bowled over by it
jrccrosby - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Elsie

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

sheelba - 2nd - 12/Apr/15

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/15

Gibbo - Lead - 06/Apr/15 with Tom Sutherland

Tala M - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Mike Brookes

climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Gemma, Claire

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Karl Halliday

Feeling over confident. Reached the small overhand and bottled it.
KarlH - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/15 with Kyle Wood

KarlH - 2nd - 04/Apr/15 with Kyle Wood

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/15

Somewhat undergraded at 4b, I would say more like 4c for the moves getting over the roof boulder problem near the start, in part due to the polish. Afterwards just sustained 4b laybacking and/or jamming. Brilliant route and top quality all the way. One of the best VS routes I've done.
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/15 with Uncle Kev

found very sustained and steep, pumpy, hard warm up! :)
Matthew Martin Wsm - 2nd - 01/Apr/15 with caleb streat

Had previously seconded. Had great fun climbing it. Must remember to use direct belay.
Kemics - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/15 with Matthew Martin Wsm

No more polished than your average Wye valley VS. One of the best VS routes I've climbed.
wurzelinzummerset - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/15 with Ric

jungle - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Chris Pike

Spillers - Lead - 08/Feb/15 with Nathan Kitcher

jon_ridley - 2nd - 08/Feb/15 with Dave Clare

davidclare - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/15 with Jon Ridley

s0458892 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jan/15

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 19/Dec/14 with Clare

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Nov/14

Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 15/Nov/14 with Steve Collard

kp64zl - 2nd O/S - Nov/14 with Julian Duxfield

mikedevcole - 2nd β - 12/Sep/14

Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/14 with Caroline Ní Chaoimh

MJAS82 - 2nd - 05/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Rich led. Okay, nothing that memorable. Legs were knackered from previously leading Cadillac
Katsmiff - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Richard Apthorp

clairemathews - 2nd - 23/Aug/14

Martin Bagshaw - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Claire Mathews

ollie1 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Noodles, Olly Ryan

wyzfen - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14

robh14 - Lead - 09/Aug/14

SiyP - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14 with McCoy

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/14

Polished.Polished .Polished.
fishinwater - Lead - 08/Aug/14 with Chris W

Sustained long route. 4b pretty much all the way to the top, with jamming and laybacks. One awful polished foothold under the overhang about 1/4 of the way up, but polish not a problem otherwise. Excellent route overall!
jameshadley - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14

saraguti - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with jade

First VS. Amazing climb. Sustained and interesting. Great moves with a couple of ledges thrown in so you can catch your breath.
Amber Chaloner - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Jane Woulds

Very nice, first route of the day. Bout same level as Papillion.( not surprising given they're both 4b !
joe gallacher - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Allan Green

AngelaC - 2nd - 15/Jul/14 with Sue

Pretty straightforward all the way. A very pleasant romp up the crag. Possibly overgraded at VS.
Pike - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Mark Condon

Pintsize - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Will Benfold

will_benfold - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/14 with Sarah Woodrow

Julie Carroll - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Dave Thompson

Dave Thompson - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Julie Carroll

MontyH - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Brian

brian watson - 2nd - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - 29/Jun/14

brian watson - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with scott titt

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Mike Dawes, John Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/14

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/14 with Lou Ramsden, Tim Ashlin

martin one - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/14 with Lucy

Wildstyle - 2nd - 15/Jun/14 with Martin Lennon

Got massively pumped, dropped gear, had two seperate mental crises, but did it! Good climb
danieleaston - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Saz

saz_b - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Dan Easton

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Brilliant climb, I would love to one day lead this, great jamming and layback all the way up.
BStar - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Jeremy

Ian Stirrups - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Sue

Hidden - Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/14

cem - 2nd rpt - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - 2nd rpt - 25/May/14 with Will Grayson, Charles Moreton

pimpy - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Charles, Kirill

Snorfalorpagus - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Steve Robinson

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Tor Nockles

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Josh A

cem - 2nd rpt - 11/May/14 with Tim Howard

BeckyS - 2nd - 11/May/14 with Zaheer

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Mike

Cheese Monkey - 2nd rpt - 29/Apr/14 with Iggy

Great route and probably right for the grade. No moves harder than 4b but they keep coming! The rain possibly didn't help as well.
squicky - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Ben

Very polished but very good. Sustained climbing all the way but gear placements overhead whenever needed.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Murilo Lessa

Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Lee Harisson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/14

CurlyStevo - 2nd - 13/Apr/14 with Mick Ward

An excellent climb. Not much polish
Dave Mahon - Lead - 12/Apr/14 with Ben Knudson

chris_woodsy - 2nd β - Apr/14

Gareth T - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Tim Popplestone

Forgot how good this climb is!
alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Nick Russell

Definitely 3 stars.
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Alastair Begley, Emily

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with George Cave

67hours - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Steve "d00D" Gibbs

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 03/Feb/14 with Greg Clarke

gregclarke - 2nd rpt - 03/Feb/14 with Brian

JClimb - Lead O/S - Feb/14 with Andy Varley

grp - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/13

chrisscutt - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with tomar

Damp rock in places
pftom - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13 with Rosie Hawker

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Peter

Excellent, constant climbing throughout.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Mike

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/13

Dunx - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Adam

Really nice route. First climbing day for a while! Emma's second trad route.
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/13 with Emma

Led after Ben lowered off from the first section of the groove. Clipped his gear up to here and then led through. Nice climbing with plenty of good gear.
Stuart William - Lead β - 03/Sep/13 with Ben F

MD - 2nd - 31/Aug/13 with Jo

ElvisLeg - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Sally

Rather polished but a worthwhile climb.
Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Mike D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/13

We didn't have a guidebook for the crag so guessed this was an HS but seemed very hard. Well pleased to discover I wasn't such a wimp and it was actually a VS 4b.
stevelismore - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Trevor PCC

angie - Lead - 25/Aug/13 with Paul Amies

Last route of the day, tough after a year mostly on slabs
riddle - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13

A repeat but I'd not led it before
cem - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/13 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Another classic. Keeps going all the way to the top.
Dave Mahon - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Matt Jackson

Good solid route - very enjoyable with great views from the belay!
matt.jj - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Dave Mahon

MichaelConstantinou - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Ian Thompson

Penfold Merton - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with torsok

torsok - 2nd - 28/Jul/13 with OliverK

Dibdawg - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Phil Mitchel

98%monkey - Lead rpt - 20/Jul/13 with Al Dibben

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jul/13

Excellent route, steep and sustained
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Ian M

Brilliant route, thoroughly enjoyed it.
Ian Miller - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Ben Darby

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/13

A classic, longer then expected, was starting to run out of gear!!
hereford-climber - 07/Jul/13

craigaj.ace - 2nd - 02/Jul/13 with James

jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Joe birchall

hrgcb - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Virgil Scott

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/13 with Ben Crook, Greg Clarke, Clare

gregclarke - 2nd - 02/Jun/13 with Brian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/May/13

Hidden - TR - 26/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13

Binder - 19/May/13 with Steve G, JT

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

Marc lead
lakeyross - 2nd - 29/Apr/13

petellis - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/13 with Sloth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

First trad lead of the year, found it harder than expected (4c all day long) though I'm not as proficient in the jamming arts as some. Good gear.
Puckle - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13

98%monkey - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Nicki

Worthy of the stars
Mistee - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Phil

lakeyross - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/13

Kyuzo - 17/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/13

Good lead from Matt in slimy, wet and very cold conditions - especially as it was his first outdoor action since last August. Hot aches at the top!
ripper - 2nd - 16/Mar/13 with Matt Chap

jcook1980 - 2nd - 23/Feb/13 with Leo

leohl - Lead - 23/Feb/13 with Jonathon Cook

haz rudry - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

rhysjones932 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

whereismymind321 - 2nd - 2013

al99 - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - Lead - 27/Oct/12 with Al Benson

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 04/Oct/12 with Clare

Nice - few rest points so enjoy and keep moving.
Slick - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Mike Hood - Lead - 03/Sep/12

fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/12 with liv_the_div

1st 30ft very greasy and insecure. The rest of the climb is a very pleasant 4b. Climbed this 12 to 13 years ago and remembered it as a lot harder than I thought today.
Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/12 with Tim

JamieTown - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Ross Tomsen

RossT - 2nd - 30/Jul/12 with Jamie T

matjam - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

First for a while due ti the rain and floods this year!, a bit muzzy in the head but got over jitters fairly quickly, good route, probably 4b VS
Andrewbirkett - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Saz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Tough climbing, strenuous and continuous, watch for the nice pocket near the tough first section. This climb offers few places to rest so enjoy them when you find them. Good pro too good in places first loss plastic nut to the wall. same move lift left leg to small ledge and pull up rinse and repeat. Not worthy of all those stars.
Jonathan Storey - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with JamieC, Alan

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 05/Jul/12

Quite sustained. Well protected.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - Jul/12 with Jon, Alan

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

Jim Malo - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Barry

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with jim

Hairy Welshman - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with ANDYDAWKS

ANDYDAWKS - 2nd - 29/May/12 with Hairy Welshman

Brilliant line, it is polished but that doesn't ruin it. Really nice, really obvious, no routefinding difficulties and a great trip out a VS. at the harder end of the spectrum but VS none the less.
puppythedog - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with JOhn Wilson

Tough for VS. Definitely not 4b either! Requires some jamming technique above and a bit of a flap and a pull to get over the little roof at about 8m.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with Julian

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 21/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/12

stevelucocq - 2nd rpt - 19/May/12 with RichC

lukewilliams - Lead - 13/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/12 with Lee P

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/12

Vincej - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with Nevil

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/12

Quirina - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/12 with Neil Larsen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Derek Ryden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Andy Forbes

iforwms - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Tim

TimPerkin - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Ifor Williams

First climbed with Alex in 2009 - 2nd
mick1jones - Lead β - 25/Mar/12 with Rich Rogers

Gibbo - Lead - 09/Mar/12 with Pete Derrett

Was expecting it to be easier !
James Marshall - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with Dick Hall

Hidden - Lead - 28/Feb/12

Ricky Rocks - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with richard hall, James Marshall

AngelaC - 2nd - 27/Jan/12 with Dieter Cole

Chris Sieradzki - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Hooo

Warmup climb, and it certainly did that - thought it was quite tough for VS. Good varied route. My first climb on double ropes, first (poor) attempt to place cams, first abseil off a route.
Hooo - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/12 with Chris Sieradzki

Freezing cold! Thought it was gonna be lots of bridging; which I love. It was lots of jamming; which I hate. Nice route though, but never 3*. Watch out for loose rock and take plenty of draws. First time here, I'll be returning; thought it was a nice place.
Dave 88 - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Kemics

Thought it was tougher than Cadillac...
Kemics - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Great climb! Fairer at VS than Cadillac
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Craig

Lee good half way then ran out of energy, so I finished off.
Fatclimber - AltLd β - 13/Nov/11 with Lee

CraigMcAteer - 2nd - 13/Nov/11 with nick

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Will Twigger

Rowan Mitchell - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Andre Steele

Excellent varied climb, a bit tough and polished here and there. Be sure to head right at the top, and yes, bring lots of extenders!
mattgrange - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

Ran out of quickdraws 10 ft from the top, had to set up belay and then continue.
Eike - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with Tom Blight

thomb - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Eike

Hard for VS 4b, nice climbing though
jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with RobinL

tomhill#1 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with tomturrell

Bobcat5060 - 2nd - 04/Sep/11 with Barney Ashton

very good route, better rock than on most routes on this crag, but then again, you never know when the next big block is going to fall down
msoldn - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Sam

Probably could lead this except for one section below the middle, still quite sustained. Will come back and do when I can lead 4c though as this is pretty hard for a 4b (not quite 4c though).
ElBarto - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Martin Lennon

Lovely gear, superb position
kiwi boy - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Mark Van, richard williams

martin one - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Neil Nand

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Aug/11

fletch73 - Lead - 14/Aug/11 with goater

MD - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Ian W, Ed

Nice route, very sustained, 4c in places.
eduardo - 06/Aug/11 with Ian W, Mike Den

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/11

Easier the second time, and my ankle held out.
localboy - 2nd rpt - 26/Jul/11 with Simon C, Simon F

simonf - 2nd - 26/Jul/11 with Simon, Mike

Ruth ND - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/11 with Ian C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11

SharonC1604 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11

Nice climbing but plenty of suspect rock detracts from the experience. Very over-rated, in my opinion. Cardiac is much better.
Monk - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Matt Hartgrove

hobbitmat - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Monk

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Elena led.
Chris Sansum - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Elena Songprasert, Gary Lewin

masa-alpin - 2nd β - 29/May/11 with Zoe Proc, Ed P

colinkeb - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11

17 years later
Jon Didymus - 2nd rpt - 19/May/11 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/11

just one more - Lead - 13/May/11 with tony l

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Jamie Townsend, Euan McKendrick

Polished but great, would have been a good deal easier if I was better at jamming.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Stewart

Stewart Armstrong - 24/Apr/11 with Ivan Bicknell

evilweed - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Sara Currie

peteruk - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Having seconded the route last year, went back to climb it on the lead.
grumpyoldjanner - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/11 with KDW

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Mar/11

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with steve tree

So polished that some of the foot holds positively shine at you.... very good route though
SGD - 2nd - 13/Mar/11 with Jonny WMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11

Alasdair88 - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Pete Swan

pretty nice, plenty of big footholds.
AlexD - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Ceri

This is mostly 4b but there is a section which is more like 4c (maybe due to polish). Defo VS though, exactly what I'd expect of VS.
Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Alex Dennis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - Feb/11

Greasy and tricky. We felt we had to do something outdoor today though - to start the year properly.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Jan/11 with Clare

Hidden - 2011

Tim Sparrow - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Lots of snow at bottom on ground & first few ledges. A little ice but generally in good condition. Bet we were the only people out in the Wye Valley today! Wintour's Leap looked minging (covered in snow).
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 26/Dec/10 with Helen

Garron - Lead O/S - 28/Nov/10

very cold! made it harder than it should be, i think
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/10 with gary burgess

katiep - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Robin Head

mikespooner - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Lucy Emery

Robin Head - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Katie

Absolutely awesome! Best route I have ever done at the grade.
jacobjlloyd - 2nd β - 13/Nov/10

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/10 with Helen S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10

stephaneSi - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/10 with Dugald Wilson

Paul Robertson - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/10 with Pylon King

Pumpy on the unfit arms and a bit sharp on the still slightly tender hands.
Urgles - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Robertson

awesome route...did in the rain! backed off the crux 3 times before i had a word with myself and committed,hahahaaaaa!! worth 4c?
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/10 with super gav

Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/10

Very good
Norman_P_W - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

Gregthebadger - 2nd - Aug/10

polished but good
lithos - 2nd - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

martinp - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with Adam

AdamP - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Martin

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Neil Larsen

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/10

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/10 with Clare

Nothing ultra hard, just totally relentless, tough 4b just keeps on coming all way to the top. Executed with determination rather than style. A tad shiney at the bottom, and a great juggy pull over move about 1/3 height - if you elect that option. Top Tip - take plenty of mid to large size gear and borrow some QDs.
PaulWatson - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Dave P

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Stuart Buchan

Another repeat - 38 years later?! Definitely found it harder this time, though!
Rob Exile Ward - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Sam Ward

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/10

lauramfletcher - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10 with Jack Turner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

aged_ape - Lead - 18/May/10 with IH

Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 17/May/10

grumpyoldjanner - 2nd O/S - 08/May/10 with Matt 'Bungle' Larkins

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 04/May/10 with GF

climber sim - May/10

mike lawrence? - 2nd - 28/Apr/10 with James the Navigator, Colin

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

dean79 - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Marc Lloyd

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Dean Bucknall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Greg Pittam - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Raff

sgl0jd - Lead - 01/Mar/10

Jason Gotel - Lead - Mar/10

Library Claire - 2nd dog - 21/Feb/10 with Alan

simeclimb68 - 2nd rpt - 14/Feb/10 with Tom Jewel

Some heart racing moments there. 1st hold are all polished and greasy then i was a bit run out, to say the least, on the groove. Hard VS compared to VS from other crags in the area
stvredmond - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/10 with Sean mercer

jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 31/Jan/10 with Paul

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jan/10

colkurtz - Lead - 30/Jan/10 with Robb

Great climb tho quite wet in the lower parts - it made a difficult vs feel like a single pitch epic!
suffolknick - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/10 with clams

Pretty wet but w/ some dry bits
clams - Lead rpt - Jan/10 with NB+Matt

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

urbanmonkey - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Nick

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Alan

eagleopus - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/09 with Gareth

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with JC

Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 16/Sep/09 with Clare

Marti999 - Lead β - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Glaister

cas smerdon - 2nd - 21/Aug/09 with Nick

Ali.B - Lead O/S - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09 with G.Lewis

willjones - Lead O/S - Jul/09

spqr - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Ed Shaw

MikeC59 - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09

dj rivum - TR - 24/Jun/09

joehanks61 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Clio

Francois S - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Simon Chandler

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Jun/09

shoulders - Lead - 13/Jun/09 with mikeshewring, jon shewring, dai

fantastic climb
james.lane - Lead - 31/May/09 with guidedmountain

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/May/09

tobydunford - 2nd rpt - 26/May/09 with Jamie Ward

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Toby Dunford

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 25/May/09

james.lane - Lead - 11/May/09

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Ed Hill

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Patrick Timoney

patrick.timoney - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Dougie

Neil Stansbie - Lead - Apr/09

Should really be given 4C just for how greasy the first 10-15ft is, but good fantastic sustained climbing follows
Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/09 with Dad

glorious spring sunshine, rested on gear, gone soft and lardy over the winter!
brady - Lead dog - 21/Feb/09 with Micky

Had to hang on the ropes to get the gear Steve had hung on out. Would I have made it without the rests? Who knows! Who cares! Vive la gratuite francaise!
mickyconnor - 2nd dog - 21/Feb/09 with steve

By the time I set off, the bottom 15m or so was completely wet, and treacherously slippery. The drizzle wasn't wetting the upper groove, so that was more pleasant.
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 27/Jan/09 with Roger

garywong - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/09 with Patrick Goodwin

saz_b - 2009

Goofyfoot - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/08

mikeshewring - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/08

Fatclimber - Lead dog - 25/Aug/08 with Jason Garnham

Brilliant route!
BruceW - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/08 with Julian S.

Sam W - Lead - 27/Jul/08 with Tom Bide

ian caton - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Abi

gareth r - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/08 with Hywel

eagleopus - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Gareth

DafSWMC - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Christian

Christian Reynish - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Daffyd Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08

thomasadixon - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/08 with Bismarck

Not too polished despite what guidebook says. Worth the three stars
poey50 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Chris W

Tim W - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Dave Ripley

JimBee - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Ian Whitehead

Ing - Lead - 11/May/08 with Hal

Felt harder than on the lead last year!
halhorner - 2nd - 10/May/08 with Ingrid Ferguson

just one more - Lead - 10/May/08 with Max B

btc - Lead O/S - 08/May/08 with elliot hunston

Derek Ryden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/08 with Slim, Andy Forbes

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/08

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/08 with Lisa Paling

LiLaMont - 2nd β - 15/Apr/08 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

markfromstoke - Lead - 2008 with Steve N

Very nice line. Nice sustained jamming crack on the top half (several ledges for rests). Not as interesting a climb as Cadillac (which has a bit of everything on it), but a very nice line. Good gear throughout.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/07 with Weilin Wang

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/07

leigh - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/07

Ybot Htulk - Oct/07

Great climb, shame about the polish.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/07 with Toby Kluth

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/07 with Clare

A "stonking" route (Ross). A sustained, technical VS up a corner. One of the best climbs I have ever done. Slowed down slightly by having to pause for additional quickdraws at halfway.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 12/Aug/07 with Michelle

Circus - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Lou

HuwT - 2nd - Aug/07 with Wil Treasure

halhorner - Lead - 26/May/07 with Trevor Witts

my first VS lead
Kirill - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Graham Dolman

cem - 2nd - 25/Mar/07 with Pete Atkinson

Paz - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/07 with SB

Stone Muppet - 2007

tom.e - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/06 with Charlie Everett

Very sustained at 4b, with possibly a 4c on the overhang. Probably not quite HVS.
gareth r - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/06 with Dave S

Lead this a coupled of years ago. Third time climbed. Seconded first time, led second and tail end charlie this time! More polished than I remembered!
verticalsport - 2nd rpt - 28/Aug/06 with Nick & Caroline

Andrew1 - Lead - 25/Jul/06 with Rachel Smith

Quite strenuios for the grade
localboy - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/06 with Simon C

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/06

MikeC59 - Lead - 18/Jun/06

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/06

Boxy - Lead O/S - 07/May/06

kyt341k - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/06 with Ben Freidland

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - Mar/06 with Pete

Bern - 2006

deklan - 2006

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 2006 with Russ Riseborough

Hidden - Lead - 11/Dec/05

givemetea - 2nd O/S - Jun/05 with Ann Chong

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/05 with Sarah Baker

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/04

Laramadness - 2nd β - 29/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Urgles - Lead O/S - Nov/03 with Ady Short

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/03 with Clare

MikeC59 - 2nd - 11/Jul/03

mikej - Lead - 10/Jul/03 with R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/03

Jason Gotel - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Pippa Lansdown

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/03

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Charlie Everett

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/02 with Clare

My first lead.
drysori - Lead O/S - Oct/02 with AdamW

Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/02 with Ned Atkins

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 02/Jul/02 with Steve Green

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/01

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2001

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/00

kitkat78 - Lead - 26/Jul/00 with Hester C

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/May/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 21/Nov/99

Nigel Coe - Lead - 27/Feb/99 with Mike Harris

Rob Oram - 2nd O/S - 24/May/98 with Phil Milanes

liabilityliz - Lead - 14/Jul/97 with Mark Trepte

Hidden - Lead - 1996

mikej - Lead - 07/Jul/95 with Simon Chapman

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/95 with Dee Herbert

jim_randell - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/95 with FW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/94

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/94 with SL2, WW

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/94 with Marcus

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jul/93

Backinthegame - Lead - Jul/93 with Lynn Wilkins, John Wright

Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/91 with Debbie Wilkinson

Nigel R Lewis - Lead - 17/Mar/91 with Gary Lewis

sdht - 1991

James Moyle - TR - Nov/90 with J. Elliott

strapless - Lead - Sep/90 with Ju

mark-abz - 2nd - 25/Mar/90 with Ian D

John Roe - 2nd - Feb/90 with Nige Hughes

nigehughes - Lead - Feb/90 with John Roe

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/89

ChrisJD - 2nd - 14/Jan/89

GordonHart - 2nd O/S - 1989 with Dr. Jeremy

rogerskews - Lead - 14/Nov/88 with Martin Coward

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/88 with Geoff Dunne

mikej - Lead - 10/May/88 with Robert Smith

davemhart - Lead O/S - 1988

sniffer - 2nd - 1988 with Chris Court

sadams - Solo - 14/Aug/87 with Guy Townsend

tapley - Lead - 04/Jul/87 with Alison Tapley

Tony Buckley - Lead - Jul/87 with Richard Brockman

Guy - 1987

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 1987

led half of it the year before (split into 2 pitches)
JamieAyres - Lead rpt - May/86 with Nigel Evans

babymoac - 2nd - 10/Nov/85 with MTW

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/85

jcw - 1985 with Simon Donowho

wynaptomos - Lead O/S - Jan/84

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1983

Andy Chubb - Lead - 05/May/81 with Geoff Barker

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Feb/81 with Gerry Dunford

Chris Terrey - 2nd - Jan/80 with Mike Quantrell, Mike Morrison

Andy Chubb - Lead - 22/Sep/79 with Roger

beaumap - AltLd - 04/Sep/77 with Pete Coghill

Andy Chubb - Lead - 29/Aug/76 with Andrew Collins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/76

Nigel Bond - Lead - 19/May/74 with Sandie

Andy Chubb - 2nd - 1974 with Pete Watts

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 21/Mar/71 with John Stainforth

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Total votes cast 343
hard HVS0 of 125
HVS1 of 125
easy HVS2 of 125
hard VS33 of 125
VS84 of 125
easy VS5 of 125
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HS0 of 125
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hard 4c1 of 119
4c7 of 119
easy 4c51 of 119
hard 4b42 of 119
4b18 of 119
easy 4b0 of 119
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