Left Hand Route** HS 4b
[View from the Great Ledge down to the first belay on Left Hand Route (Wintour's Leap), 3 kb]51m, 2 pitches. The North Wall

Two pitches both around 25m up to the Great Ledge. The original top pitch is no longer available due to access considerations.

The first pitch is a 4b due to a difficult (for the grade) overhang but well protected by a peg.

The second pitch is a 4a, but has a bold section above 2 pegs for around 6m that is only protected by micro-wires.

Tree belay, and abseil station to the right on the Great Ledge - a pair of 50m ropes just reach the ground.

Ticklists: Wintours Leap easy multipitch, Orange Spot Lower Wye.

Photo: View from the Great Ledge down to the first belay on Left Hand Route (Wintour's Leap) © Luke90
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Led pitches 2 and 4
Neil Henson - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Jon

Luke90 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/15 with Liz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/15

lem - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Filthy Cock

Ollie B - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/15

j4kub - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Simon Whatmore

Chris had 1st pitch, good effort getting past the overhang. Nice thread early on in second pitch, gets a bit run out further up.
DaveGarrity - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Chris Evans

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Tristan Seabrook

Lead pitch 1 & 3
dkilner - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/15 with Christy Cole

ChristyCole - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/15 with David Kilner

w/ Tony Penning
Niall_li - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with anne-marie wallace

P1 + 2 only. Led both, P1 very well protected, with polished but not terribly hard moves to get past the overhang. P2 not well protected in the upper section. Altogether an excellent route.
mattgrange - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/15

mattx1123 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/15 with Darrell Read

Matt led P1, Darrell led P2. P3&4 not climbed.
Darrell Read - AltLd rpt - 11/Jul/15 with Matt Freeman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15

Stung by a wasp on pitch two !
How easy - AltLd - 21/Jun/15 with Jon g

Led both pitches as time was ticking away. A great route. Saved time by running it out in parts. Didn't see ab station so abbed off Joe's route at other end of ledge. Finished at about 9.30pm on the longest day.
Dave Mahon - Lead - 21/Jun/15 with Ben Knudson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/15

dvincen6 - AltLd - 05/Jun/15 with Dan

thomas.veness - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15 with Jody Palmer

MichaelConstantinou - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15 with Sarah Statham

Alex Eperon - Lead - 23/May/15

very dependent on peg for protection on the technical crux. How old is it?
Ian Stirrups - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Sue

Really good route. Tricky on the 1st pitch under the roof. More cause the polish than the moves its self. Then the sec pitch which is brilliant. A few runout's and got to use the micro wires to....
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Jesus_UKC

Jesus_UKC - 2nd - 17/May/15 with lukeglaister81

danieleaston - AltLd β - 10/May/15 with Steve

I found the first overhang really tricky until I found a small jug which unlocked it. Lead the second pitch...yes, microwires come in very handy
Steve Bartle - AltLd - 10/May/15 with danieleaston

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

Did two pitches to Great Ledge. Second pitch certainly a little bold after the pegs - a dodgy sapling (sling) and two brass offsets.
wilchivs - Lead rpt - 04/May/15 with Liv Pearson

mossrug - Lead O/S - May/15 with Rob

Led P1. Jing P2. Abseiled off the Great Ledge. Crux on P1 is polished but very manageable. The rest of the route is pretty easy but don't expect to find much gear.
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Jing Tang

Led P2. You can get up the overhang in P1 from left or right (I did left; Marianne did right). Hard to find gear.
jing - AltLd - 18/Apr/15 with Marianne

Tom F Harding - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/15 with Ali Scott

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/15

fun in the sun. Finished up last pitch of Right hand Route, which is pleasantly well protected compared to these 2 pitches.
robolomassi - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15

Did the first pitch but had to abseil down to retrieve gear and escape as Kev couldn't do the boulder problem-esque moves onto the block at the piton. Fun route
jsmcfarland - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/15 with Uncle Kev

ali.scott - 2nd O/S - Apr/15 with Tom Harding

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15

Lead first pitch. Polished, almost backed off. Awesome Elvis!! Lee led second. Abseiled from Great ledge.
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Lee Glassbrook

Led 2nd and 4th pitch
Tom Pillow - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Ian Stirrups

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jan/15

ian bryant - Lead - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Led the second pitch. The first pitch is pretty easy apart from one move onto the overhang which is polished and was also a bit wet. Second pitch fairly straightforward but some of it's fairly bond, there's around 6m section with no good gear, I used some micro-wires. Enjoyed the climb, abseiled from the great ledge (50m ropes reached the bottom).
treforsouthwell - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/14

andycash - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Ray Sullivan

Led p2
Mick Riley - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/14 with Dominic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/14

Morgan Specht - AltLd - 21/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/14

pdrums777 - Lead O/S - Aug/14

AngelaC - Lead - 17/Jul/14 with James

2nd, warm up climb, lead last pitch, had fall, low, pulled on a wire that came out, classic school boy error,
mesmiller - 2nd - 17/Jul/14

s0458892 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14

Second p1, lead p2.
riddle - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Phil Lilley

Lead pitch 1 & second pitch 2
plilley - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Roger

AngelaC - AltLd - 03/Jul/14 with Sara

Jamesmurphy448 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Catherine Quick, Joe Fraser

Lead first pitch, followed the second then abseiled off the great ledge.
Tala M - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Mike Brookes

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

BicycleBradley - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Mel

Melonfly - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with brad

Aid on pitch 1 to get over the overhang. Quite a struggle for the short.
Babika - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Pete Randall, Peter Neden

Pete Randall - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Rosi, Pete Neden

SF p1, SC p2
localboy - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Simon C, Simon F

P1, very polished and sparse enough protection.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Phil Chalkley

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/May/14

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Adam Hughes

MP Had an absolute Epic thanks to a ridiculous guide description! Step Left??? STEP LEFT??? A 12 m vertical runout above a ledge with only a rusty peg is NOT HS Thank you very much!!!!
Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Sttevei Atalla

1st pitch only as out of time
AngelaC - 2nd - 09/May/14 with Sara

1st pitch only
saraguti - Lead rpt - 09/May/14 with angela

Lead on second pitch. Top two pitches overgrown and probably no longer worthwhile. No ab gear in situ.
Radical-G - AltLd O/S - 06/May/14

With Deni and Stanke
martinov - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Very damp after a weekend of rain however it got better further up. Finished up by doing the final pitch of right hand route from great ledge.
BStar - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Muny

Led p1
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Tom

Stuart Johnston - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Carly Michaels

MrJWilliams92 - Lead - 18/Apr/14

LJC - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Little Ben, Theo

Seconded first pitch, switched to lead on second pitch.
DWebs - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

ElvisLeg - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Andy

theocelano - AltLd - 15/Mar/14

Drove from fort William. A wee bit tired!
arose - Lead - 14/Mar/14 with Giles Cranston

Stone Muppet - Lead - 11/Jan/14 with ah

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Dec/13

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Beth Frampton

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/13

1 and 3
08nbrierley - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/13 with jamie

Lead the 1st pitch, Rich the second. Good stuff, but polished.
Echna - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Rich

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13

mossrug - 2nd β - 01/Sep/13

jsmcfarland - 2nd O/S - Sep/13

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13

Led P2, abbed from great ledge.
spearing05 - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Andrew

Lazytraveller - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Tom Luff

hipyhop - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with LazyTraveller

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/13

Pitches 1 & 2 only to Great Ledge.
stonemikey - AltLd - 13/Jul/13 with Mark Ward

P1 only to retrieve stuck ab rope
Cheese Monkey - Lead dnf - 05/Jul/13 with Mike

Climbed p1 to retrieve stuck rope. I went slighly right of route, and a hand hold broke off, just a little swing, no drama.
Mayaculpa - 2nd dnf - 05/Jul/13 with Ben

matt1024 - Lead rpt - 01/Jul/13

johnself1603 - 23/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/13

monsteratt - AltLd - 15/Jun/13 with Nick Whimster

nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with monsteratt

Got a bit stuck in the bushes towards the ledge
Woods0787 - 12/Jun/13

mattc - AltLd - 10/Jun/13 with tim

timharrison - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Matt Carwardine

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Rhys Davies

I led the fist pitch to get to the ledge, where Chris then led Notung. I had to make a traverse through a bit of "forest" to get to the ledge. It's probably more straightforwardly reached on Right Hand Route.
natalio - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Chris B

To end the day on the ledge with beers. Knackered but content. Lead two pitches to the ledge in one. Didn't bother with the top one. Bit longer than 50 meters, James had to start climbing so I could get to the belay.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Groovy James

Followed Kemics up the last route of the day, this took us to 270 metres of climbing in a day and I was knackered.
puppythedog - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Kemics

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/13

Fatclimber - Lead dog - 01/Jun/13 with Richard

My first taste of multipitch
rich.harvey - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/13

martin one - Lead rpt - 26/May/13 with Sharon HMA

Hidden - 2nd dog - 26/May/13

Derek Ryden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/13 with Andy Forbes

TrevorCruse - Lead rpt - 12/May/13 with Malcolm

andycash - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Ray Sullivan

Giles Eperon - AltLd - 05/May/13 with tim king

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Lead P1
riddle - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Guy Molyneux

Roger lead first pitch, I lead second to great ledge. Didn't bother with top pitch(s).
lyneux - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Roger H-Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

puppythedog - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/13

Polish detracts from p1 crux. Direct finish on p2 pretty nice but bold. Plenty of gear on rest of pitch.
jezb1 - Lead - 28/Mar/13

ianto - 2013

Hidden - 2013

rhysjones932 - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Webster - 2nd - 09/Dec/12

KitRabbette - 2nd O/S - 09/Dec/12 with David Clover

First two pitches only, as permitted. p3 and p4 didn't look as good anyway, so no big loss. Lovely belays and fun interesting climbing - good route if you are in a group of 3. Recommended
Kyle87 - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12

pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Rosie Crossley

demarcation86 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Elbish

rachchanter - 2nd - 16/Sep/12

Top 2 pitches now off limits, so finished at the ledge. A good route.
wurzelinzummerset - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/12

jameslam - Lead O/S - Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12

led. From the bottom ledge upto the main ledge, getting dark on the ab back down.
alidixon - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/12

Fell off the damn thing, quite a long way but not hurt. On an easy bit as well - bit of a mystery but got me the GMC flier award.
PaulWatson - Lead dnf - 16/Jun/12 with Paul Sul.

cameron_hall - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Tim Culwick

philkerswell - 30/May/12 with Ali C

CChafer - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/12

bannin79 - 2nd - 28/May/12 with Tony Penning

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Duncan Turner - Lead - 26/May/12 with stu

cas54321 - 2nd - 25/May/12 with Chris

Wye valley, north wall.
MikeC59 - Lead - 25/May/12

Dave p1 me p2, p3 out of bounds now we think. p2 very runout and/or marginal gear at times.
PaulWatson - AltLd rpt - 13/May/12 with Dave P

JobyN - AltLd - 12/May/12

LJKing - Lead rpt - 12/May/12 with Paul Clarkson, Abi Greves

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 06/May/12 with Emily Stokes

Due to access restrictions you are no longer able to complete pitches 3 and 4 without some interesting down-climbing. Stop at the great ledge.
matt1024 - 2nd β - 05/May/12

Hidden - May/12

Led p1. P1 & 2 only following the access change
ajc - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Morri

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

P1 and 2 only. Tasty polish on P1.
haydng - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Dave R

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12

JamesBrowning - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Toby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Mar/12

Pitch 2 (didn't bother with pitch 3 & 4).
Monk - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/12 with Luke Vincent

pffft - AltLd O/S - 01/Mar/12 with Monkey

arb89 - 2nd - Feb/12 with Neil Stansbie, Adam Parslow

polish under the overhang makes it harder
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with mike kann

Led p1, wicked little crux under the roof which is extremely polished but good fun
stoneback - AltLd O/S - 21/Jan/12 with Toby

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - 21/Jan/12 with Nick

CraigMcAteer - AltLd O/S - 15/Jan/12 with mark thomas,jap

s.c.white - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with joe shippcot

Led second pitch - route not immediately apparent and some of the moves required thought.
Mick Riley - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Jonathan, Dominic

Kyuzo - Jan/12

Neil Stansbie - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

I led P1 P3. Jenny led P2 P4. Made a right meal of P1 crux, did it but not pretty. Reached the top in the last seconds of daylight.
Country_Boy - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Jenny

Bobbyonrock - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with si

Cool moves getting around overhang on polished holds!!
brew_guru - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with fuzzy

Fun moves on polished holds for the first pitch. As always nice exposure and view when you break above the tree line. Got to love wintours.
Fuzzface93 - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/11 with jellyjazzer

AndyCook - 2nd - Oct/11

Top two pitches only as an exit from Great Ledge
Country_Boy - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/11 with Anton

Country_Boy - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Anton

Em led P1, Gav led P2. torrential downpour at start of p3, ab'd off.
jon_ridley - 2nd dnf - 28/Aug/11 with Emily Cropton, Gavin Oliver

Emily p1 Me P2 Rain P3 exciting ab off in rain and sticky ropes
groliver26 - AltLd dnf - 28/Aug/11 with Emily Cropton, Jon Ridley

Emily Cropton - Lead - 28/Aug/11 with Jon Ridley

Emily Cropton - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Gavin Oliver

Led P1, felt fairly tough for the grade and a fair amount of polish, but it was an interesting pitch anyway. We abseiled from the big ledge at the top of P2 because it was late in the day.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Robert

Egons Issy - AltLd - 21/Aug/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Wierd one. Not sure why bit whole thing felt ungainly, off-balance and awkward. Crux was climbing past James on his impromptu belay half way up pitch 2.
Bobling - AltLd - 21/Aug/11 with James P

Pitch 2. Either high in the grade or I was too hung over.
Voltemands - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Carlene HIll

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11

Carly - AltLd - 14/Aug/11 with Jamie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/11

Led P1. Unpleasant crux. Finished up Bacchanalian.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Simon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/11

thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/11 with Katherine Torr

My hardest lead so far! Pleased I did it - and in control!
Liz Wakelin - AltLd - 06/Aug/11 with Ben Wood

Gregthebadger - AltLd - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - Aug/11

Led first pitch to get onto 'main ledge'.
iforwms - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Herman

kleinej - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Wei, Phil G

joeym - AltLd - 06/Jul/11 with sbc

First two pitches only.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with john h

Seconded 1st pitch, lead the second. Managed to miss the 3rd & 4th pitches by accident and do a horrible pitch between Left Hand Route & Bacchanalian by mistake, NOT recommended! Worth doing again the proper way.
ElBarto - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Joseph Toller

jo86 - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with Neil Nand

tcn_2002 - Lead - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/11

Got in a twist coming out of the sentry box and had sit on the peg. Livid! Awesome route though, wish I hadn't been such a fanny!
Dave 88 - Lead dog - 30/Jun/11 with John Willson

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/11

Climbed in a 3 with John Willson. I led first pitch, Ben led 2nd. Abseiled down from the ledge.
dawesbub - AltLd β - 27/Jun/11 with Ben

Fluffed the first overhang badly! Led P2
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/11 with John willson, Steve

sbc - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Joe M

Did Pitch 1&2 then went onto Bacchanalian
martin one - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/11 with barry Hewitt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/11

I'm afraid I bottled it and used a point of aid on the first pitch
garethsteel - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with chris687

Finished first two pitches, and switched on to Bacchanalian
dawesbub - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Big Lee

Fairly easy once past the overhang. Polished holds around the overhang weren't as bad as expected. Continued up Bacchanalian from the Great Ledge.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Stephen Dawes

Lead P2. Ben ran P 3+4 together.
LJC - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with ben.richards

Led P1 - the overhang is a bold undertaking for the grade but all the juggy holds are exactly where you need them! Luca did P2 then I ran P3 and P4 together. Its a bit of a jungle up there!
ben.richards - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with Luca Celano

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Lev - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Emma Ross

Erwin - 2nd - 19/Apr/11 with Darren

Lead second Pitch
J.Atkins - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Tom Osterwold

Nice route, did it in two pitches though. Climbed straight to the great ledge, then to the gardern.
TomOsterwold - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Jack Atkins

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Apr/11

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Tom

Did the second pitch and quite enjoyed it in the sunshine. My first ever multipitch lead and quite pleased with it.
arunthomas - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Shaun E

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/11

took first pitch then David selfishly pitched it out! Lovely climb though. Found a small folding pair of glasses in half a case. If there yours I put them on the large rock at the start of this climb. Be careful on this crag. The chap on the climb next to us, think it was Gryke, took a large fall when his hand hold snapped. Think the winter has taken it's toll.
darren hudson - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with David Ford

aged_ape - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/11 with James

puppythedog - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/11

thebullmaster - AltLd - 12/Mar/11 with Steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

saintlade - 2011

Dave Toseland - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Did the first pitch....found it scary at the tome.
mrmattwright - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Alex Palmer

roberts1234567890 - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/10 with Cailean Harker

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/10

4 pitches.
Will Gordon - Lead O/S - Nov/10 with Chris Jose

For photos. Led p1, seconded p2.
bpmclimb - AltLd rpt - 16/Oct/10 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/10

Rowan Mitchell - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10

chrispymocha - 2nd β - 27/Sep/10

Lead pitches 2 and 4. Thought it was pretty high in the grade for an HS, especially the 1st pitch over the small roof section. Third pitch was not good with heavy vegitation. Overall a good route
surfer38 - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10

bormuf - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/10

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10

rained heavy whilst leading first pitch2nd could not do the start abd to remove gear.
martin one - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/10 with Graham

Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/10

Led second pitch. Abbed off great ledge
Fatclimber - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Andy Kuszyk

bonelessivar - AltLd O/S - Aug/10

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

Gregthebadger - 2nd - 04/Jul/10

Climbed with Doug Flude. I lead first and third pitch.
andrzej kierzek - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10

Led pitch 2 and 4. 1 and 3 by Andrzej
canis cibo - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Andrzej

Lead 2nd and 4th pitch
CharlieC - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Jason

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/10

tought 1st pitch for the grade, even as a 2nd!
chubbyclimber - AltLd - 15/Jun/10 with Albino

Led first pitch, hard moves just getting off ground and through overhang but pitch Tim led second and we abbed from great ledge to play on more stuff
Albino - AltLd - 15/Jun/10 with Tim Simpkins

Led pitch one but was torrentially rained off pitch 2
Alasdair88 - Lead dnf - 13/Jun/10 with Liz davies

Started leading second pitch and it started raining heavily. First pitch pretty polished.
lizzie789 - AltLd dnf - 13/Jun/10 with Alasdair88

stuart34 - 2nd - 03/Jun/10 with Stuart Buchan

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/10

Lead first and second pitch. Crux after first peg below overhang. But fairly easily avoided. Followed by easy climbing up to great ledge. poor 3 pitch cleaner 4th pitch. Best view from top of the bend in the river.
Jonathan Storey - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Alan

Major heave up 4b move of first pitch. Nick couldn't follow same move I ab'd off from first belay we'll be back...
wilf - Lead dnf - 31/May/10 with nick f

Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 23/May/10 with rob jenkins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

SuseH - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Iain

d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 13/May/10 with Trisha Murphy

Led P2 and P4, fun and enjoyable climbing, but overgraded at HS.
Alexandre Buisse - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Max

2nd pitch, linked 3 and 4
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with tim ashlin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/10

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Alys Rook

Only did first 2 pitches then abbed down on 50m ropes from the station on the right to avoid the long walk down through the gardens etc. P2 quite run out!
DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10 with Lee

first 2 pitches
peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd dog - 06/Apr/10 with DanH9883

Pitch 1&2 then rapped from great ledge.
dave4430 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Tom Tom

Led pitch 1 + 2 then ab from great ledge!
SamStokes - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/10 with Brennen Page

1st time at wintour's leap big big climb! 1st multi pitch too
brenzy83 - 2nd - 15/Mar/10 with Sam Stokes

Lead first two pitches abbed off great ledge
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Ben Hills

First 2 pitches to great ledge then abbed off, I led pitch 2 and did direct finish to the ledge up the groove. P1 crux overhang horribly polished.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Toby

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Mar/10 with Ivan

Lead pitch 1 and 3.
tobyb - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/10

Andy Peak 1 - AltLd - 09/Feb/10

Led first pitch. extremely polished. if i was to do this route again i would just do pitch 1 and ab off the belay stance, not worth doing the rest of the climb
stvredmond - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/10 with Andy Gardener

P1 only. The crux was really difficult especially because of the polish and awkward angle of trying to get up onto the ledge. Despite 2 valiant attempts my partner understandibly retreated to the ground and I abbed down from the spike. We shall return. Found the pitch very long and used up most of my gear.
Dassie - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Rock Dog

Dr Caterpillar - AltLd rpt - 31/Jan/10 with Calum

Also with Alex Saunders. Really liked the first pitch. Would have been more enjoyable if it hadn't been so cold!
catemuir - 2nd - 31/Jan/10 with Tim Willmott

simonw1 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Andy H

First climb of the new decade!
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 02/Jan/10

RHarding - Lead dnf - 2010 with Matt Reynolds

Phil PBC - 2010

jimmatthews - Lead - 2010

O/S Pitch one, lost bottle, Al finished it. First multipitch. Took quite a while!
mrmattwright - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Alex Palmer

Hidden - Solo - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Skullfire - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Mat Mitchell

Dovy led p2; we finished on Bacchanalian rather than do the 3rd and 4th pitches.
Blisco - AltLd - 10/Oct/09 with Dovydas Urbonas

i lead 1st and 4th pitch, tom lead 2nd, sarah lead the 3rd
peaches69 - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with tom stenson, sarah

Si lead the 1st and 4th, tom lead the 2nd and I lead my first climb on the 3rd, was a nice plce to practice placing gear.
Cossar - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09

will randall - AltLd rpt - Sep/09 with sarah

Pitch 2 felt easier than the last time I led it, having placed more gear and not running it out so much (hint: there are some cam placements in the boreholes, and you can also place a wallnut in one if you fiddle around with it).
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 29/Aug/09 with Chris Waite, Matt Lunn

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Aug/09

james.lane - AltLd - 03/Aug/09 with Tom Cann

Lovely outing - only marred by the scream and loud thump from the next bay, which sounded scarily like someone decking out. Turned out to be a torso sized lump of rock that a leader had pulled off which landed about three inches from his belayer. Lucky.
FayeG - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Nikki

Did 1 (Me) and 2 (dan). Great committing crux on 1, ended up sitting on the little ledge to the left. Moved over to do
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Dan

Lead Pitch 2 + 4, James 1 + 3. Fun climb. Would reccomend diverting for pitch 3 as suggested in the guide book.
tincann - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with James Lane

James_86 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Circus

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/09

al99 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - AltLd - 05/Jul/09 with Al Benson

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/09

Hidden - 28/Jun/09

cas54321 - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Mike

simonf - AltLd - 09/Jun/09 with Simon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/09

mikelaing - Lead - Jun/09 with Carolyn

burty31 - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/May/09

ElvisLeg - AltLd - 09/May/09 with Charlie Burbridge

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 04/May/09 with Chris Comrie

lukewilliams - 04/May/09

wilchivs - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Becca Jury

first 4 pitch route
will randall - AltLd - 19/Apr/09 with sid

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

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

Found pitch 2 a bit intimidating for some reason (a technical move above crap gear with ledge hitting potential if the gear ripped). Eventually managed to work a decent no.1 nut in, but still found this a bit intimidating. Probably suffering a bit after being in the sun for 3 days solid!
Chris Sansum - Lead dog - 13/Apr/09 with Gary Lewin

linked the last two pitches - nice climb. Also went up the more direct route to the Great Ledge. Gotta be worth HVS.
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with bounce like a fish

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08

Fell on crux wearing a big pack. Was easy once I dropped the rucksack. First pith only.
Dan B - Lead - 20/Sep/08 with Bev

Led Pitch 2 good fun!
SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Marc Ashton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08

Great route, if thin on big gear on pitch 2. Final two pitches were strung together, but not worth the effort - jungly and loose, and nothing to belay on. Suggest you find alternative finish.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Ben

Led pitch 1 & 2, seconded pitch 3 & 4. Wrong line taken on pitch 4!
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Yasmina Couty

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/08

Pitch 1 seemed rather tricky for the grade, well led by Carmen. Pitch 2 was just great fun, easy but sustained at the grade. Finished via Bacchanalian, which should really be described as the main route, with the old scramble finish relegated to a footnote.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Carmen

davidgc - Lead - 19/Jul/08

First two pitches. Abbed off Great Ledge.
bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Clare

quite a bold slightly exposed 2nd pitch for a HS and the insitu wire is still in place. Ended up on this route after trying for Suspect device. A confusing new Y valley guide book entry for "Suspect device" ..... does anyone else feel that the entry is wrong?
Strange little creature - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with SimonSanders

Jason Gotel - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Shiv

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08

I led the 2nd pitch
misssammyd - AltLd - 14/May/08 with mattjam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/08

First 2 Pitches
martin one - AltLd - 10/May/08 with Ian Tingley

timharrison - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Jo Chia

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/08

1st+3rd pitch
saz_b - Lead O/S - May/08 with Stephane Simon

1st+3rd pitch
saz_b - Lead O/S - May/08 with Stephane Simon

3 Names - Lead O/S - May/08 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

Blimey, gone soft over the winter. Had to pull on extender to get past the overhang!
brady - 2nd dog - 05/Apr/08 with Micky

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/08

Only to great ledge.
mickyconnor - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/08 with steve

jonnyhawkins1 - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/08 with rodger

climbed to top with rucksacs to finish
DannyK - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/08 with pep

The overhang on the 1st pitch seems well over HS and I'm tall! Don't bother with the last 2 pitches - there not worth it. Just ab off the great ledge
maresia - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with James Moyle

James Moyle - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/08 with maresia

Hidden - 2008

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - 2008

Took 4 hours on a lovely sunny november. Some of the runouts can feel fairly long but the climbing is generally easy.
dcomeau - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Vicky Swain

matt.woodfield - AltLd - 14/Oct/07

led first pitch
brady - AltLd - 07/Oct/07 with Gareth Roberts and Hywel

gareth r - AltLd rpt - 07/Oct/07 with Hywel & Steve

First 2 pitches only
leigh - 2nd - 30/Sep/07 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/07

We did the first two pitches of Left Hand Route and the top pitch of Right Hand Route.
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/07 with SG2

cayteye - 2nd - Sep/07 with Brian Mead

That overhang was hard hard hard. i did pitch 2, roy did 1 and strung together 3 and 4. edit: have now realised that the overhang was in fact the first part of punch and judy
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd dog - 16/Jul/07 with Roy Hann

only done first 2 pitches.overhang is a polished arse, long long run outs for the grade. loudest thunder and cracking lighting after we'd finished abbing off
fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 16/Jul/07 with olivia

Ben Griffiths - 2nd O/S - Jul/07

Pitches 2 and 4, (well half of 2, leader of first pitch was a bit eager!) 4 pitch majorly overgrown, bit of a let down but still a nice route.
Eccentric - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Bunchuk

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/07

Dunc climbed first pitch - not much gear and very polished under overhang. I climbed second pitch - again long run outs with no gear (optional sapling runner!) great last move on to main ledge. Rubbsh last two pitches.
ickleiz - AltLd O/S - 20/May/07 with Duncan Willey

Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 05/May/07

Climbed with Booby while at Minely
kenneM - Lead - May/07 with Booby Hewitt

David Qualtrough - Apr/07

halhorner - AltLd - 31/Mar/07 with Jim Saunders

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/07

gareth r - Lead - 17/Mar/07 with Hywel

eagleopus - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/07 with Gareth

Karlos - Lead - 10/Mar/07 with Tom

feilx - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Tom H

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Brian + Paul

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Nov/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/06

Circus - Lead β - 08/Oct/06 with Lou

JackMountains - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Lucy Bailey

Siderunner - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Bee

MikeC59 - Lead - 09/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/06

Led a number of times. Crux at start.
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Alan

Great Climb let down by the poor end, the last two pitches are very poor.
krikoman - AltLd O/S - 12/May/06 with Kev Gibbs

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/06

Neil Tucker - 2nd - Apr/06 with Chris Covell, Andy Manthorpe

AngelaC - AltLd - 27/Mar/06 with Dieter Cole

chris warner - AltLd - Feb/06 with matt walker

beardy mike - 2006

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 2006

tcn_2002 - Lead - 2006 with Hamish Legge

hlegge - 2nd - 2006 with Thomas Codrington

markfromstoke - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Dec/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/05

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Dan Graves

MikeC59 - Lead - 12/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/05

Darrell Read - AltLd - 25/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/05

First 2 pitches
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 15/May/05 with Claire Shep/Sanderson, Rob Sanderson

Stefan - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Don

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/05

deano - AltLd - 10/Oct/04 with simon randall

MikeC59 - Lead - 03/Sep/04

chris sm - AltLd - Sep/04 with Daryl Waycott

mikeyjbs - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/04 with hans allnut, simon ball, farrow

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/04

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 27/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04

five - Lead O/S - Apr/04

chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/04 with barrie doyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Urgles - AltLd O/S - Nov/03 with Laura

simon kimber - Solo - Nov/03

Lev - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/03 with Claire Durant

First 2 pitches.
Nigel Coe - 17/Aug/03 with John Willson

timharrison - AltLd - Aug/03 with Abi Marchent

TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/03 with Richard Harris, Dave Green

Mark Salter - Lead - 02/Apr/03 with Wally

markysums - Lead - 2003

DC 1 +3rd
AngelaC - AltLd - 29/Aug/02 with Dieter Cole

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Susanne Svendsen

Lead pitches 1 & 2, lead fall on overhang of 1st pitch
MartinN - AltLd dog - 28/May/01

Only did the first two pitches as the top two were scrambling. I led the first.
Rob Oram - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/00 with Tom Asbridge & John Hardy

Austin manns3 - Lead O/S - 20/May/00

Hidden - AltLd - 2000

Hidden - 2000

cem - AltLd O/S - 2000 with James Gregory

alan moore - 2000

AndySL - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/98 with Jerry

We did the top pitch of Bacchanalian.
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 02/May/98 with DG

pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - Jun/97

Lead pitch 2, missed pitch 4, climbed Bacchanalion to finish.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/97 with Paul Nurse

Hidden - Lead - 1997

We did the top pitch of Bacchanalian.
jim_randell - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/96 with RL

simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 1996 with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith

We did the top pitch of Bacchanalian.
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 02/Apr/95 with MB

We finished on Bacchanalian.
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 18/Jun/94 with FW

Due to route finding error I lead up an HVS (Gryke) passing the crux before I realised my error. I traversed back onto the route and continued to the stance. Nick couldn't follow the 4b crux of the proper line, so I abseiled down, top roped the first part of the pitch and set up a stance just above the crux to talk the others through it.
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/94 with DR, NC

Pitch 2 bold.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/93 with Debbie Wilkinson

mikej - AltLd - 31/Aug/92 with Nick Salmon

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/92

Iain Thow - 2nd - 19/Feb/88 with Phil Moorey

babymoac - 11/Oct/87 with Ian B

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jun/86

JamieAyres - Lead O/S - May/86 with Jude Ayres

Adderbury Climber - AltLd O/S - 18/May/80 with Smudge Smith

Taken up this as a youngster by Richard. Came back years later for solo
Tim Sparrow - Solo - 1980 with Richard Brooke

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