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.

ChrisWills 25/Oct AltLd
with Piers Stockwell
chris cockbain 18/Oct AltLd O/S

Got a bit lost on the second pitch

Georgina Brooke 11/Oct AltLd O/S
with peter
LJC 09/Oct Lead rpt

P1,2. With clients, teaching multi pitch.

with Alex Mayne, Ben May
Hidden 27/Sep AltLd rpt
JoeCoxson 20/Sep AltLd O/S

Lead the first two together, leaving Wendy and Alex to battle through the foliage. Wonderfully novel topping out into the garden

lukegorman 20/Sep AltLd O/S
dvincen6 06/Sep AltLd
with Lucy
shortydesign 05/Sep 2nd O/S
with Tony penning
Neil Henson 29/Aug AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4

with Jon
Luke90 21/Aug Lead O/S
with Liz
Hidden 21/Aug 2nd O/S
roberts1234567890 20/Aug AltLd
with Will Moy
lem 16/Aug AltLd O/S


Ollie B 07/Aug Solo O/S
j4kub 02/Aug AltLd O/S
with Simon Whatmore
DaveGarrity 02/Aug AltLd O/S

Chris had 1st pitch, good effort getting past the overhang. Nice thread early on in second pitch, gets a bit run out further up.

with Chris Evans
steve_gibbs 01/Aug Lead O/S
with Tristan Seabrook
dkilner 27/Jul AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 & 3

ChristyCole 27/Jul AltLd O/S
Niall_li 25/Jul 2nd O/S

w/ Tony Penning

mattgrange 19/Jul Lead O/S

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.

mattx1123 11/Jul AltLd O/S
Darrell Read 11/Jul AltLd rpt

Matt led P1, Darrell led P2. P3&4 not climbed.

Hidden 04/Jul 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Jul Lead O/S
How easy 21/Jun AltLd

Stung by a wasp on pitch two !

with Jon g
Dave Mahon 21/Jun Lead

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.

with Ben Knudson
Hidden 21/Jun 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun AltLd
dvincen6 05/Jun AltLd
with Dan
thomas.veness 25/May AltLd O/S
with Jody Palmer
MichaelConstantinou 25/May AltLd O/S
with Sarah Statham
Alex Eperon 23/May Lead
Ian Stirrups 23/May AltLd O/S

very dependent on peg for protection on the technical crux. How old is it?

with Sue
luke glaister 17/May Lead O/S

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....

Jesus_UKC 17/May 2nd
with lukeglaister81
danieleaston 10/May AltLd β
with Steve
Steve Bartle 10/May AltLd

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

Hidden 04/May 2nd O/S
wilchivs 04/May Lead rpt

Did two pitches to Great Ledge. Second pitch certainly a little bold after the pegs - a dodgy sapling (sling) and two brass offsets.

mossrug ?/May Lead O/S
with Rob
mariannekhoo 18/Apr AltLd O/S

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.

jing 18/Apr AltLd

Led P2. You can get up the overhang in P1 from left or right (I did left; Marianne did right). Hard to find gear.

Tom F Harding 12/Apr Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr Lead
Hidden 06/Apr AltLd
robolomassi 05/Apr Lead O/S

fun in the sun. Finished up last pitch of Right hand Route, which is pleasantly well protected compared to these 2 pitches.

jsmcfarland 04/Apr Lead dnf

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

with Uncle Kev
ali.scott ?/Apr 2nd O/S
with Tom Harding
Graham Westbrook 28/Mar AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Mar Lead O/S
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 14/Mar AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Polished, almost backed off. Awesome Elvis!! Lee led second. Abseiled from Great ledge.

with Lee Glassbrook
Tom Pillow 07/Mar AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 4th pitch

with Ian Stirrups
Hidden 18/Jan 2nd
ian bryant ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
treforsouthwell 30/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

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).

andycash 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Mick Riley 21/Sep/14 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Dominic
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/14 AltLd
Morgan Specht 21/Aug/14 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/14 2nd O/S
pdrums777 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
AngelaC 17/Jul/14 Lead
with James
mesmiller 17/Jul/14 2nd

2nd, warm up climb, lead last pitch, had fall, low, pulled on a wire that came out, classic school boy error,

s0458892 13/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
riddle 06/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Second p1, lead p2.

plilley 06/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 & second pitch 2

with Roger
AngelaC 03/Jul/14 AltLd
with Sara
Jamesmurphy448 03/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Catherine Quick, Joe Fraser
Tala M 03/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, followed the second then abseiled off the great ledge.

Hidden 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
BicycleBradley 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Mel
Melonfly 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with brad
Babika 21/Jun/14 2nd

Aid on pitch 1 to get over the overhang. Quite a struggle for the short.

with Pete Randall, Peter Neden
Pete Randall 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Rosi, Pete Neden
localboy 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S

SF p1, SC p2

Merlin 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

P1, very polished and sparse enough protection.

with Phil Chalkley
Hidden 26/May/14 AltLd rpt
fuzzysheep01 26/May/14 Lead O/S
with Adam Hughes
Jon Pilling 16/May/14 Lead O/S

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!!!!

with Sttevei Atalla
AngelaC 09/May/14 2nd

1st pitch only as out of time

with Sara
saraguti 09/May/14 Lead rpt

1st pitch only

with angela
Radical-G 06/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead on second pitch. Top two pitches overgrown and probably no longer worthwhile. No ab gear in situ.

martinov 04/May/14 Lead O/S

With Deni and Stanke

BStar 27/Apr/14 2nd O/S

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.

with Muny
BeccaSnowden 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Led p1

with Tom
Stuart Johnston 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Carly Michaels
MrJWilliams92 18/Apr/14 Lead
LJC 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S


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

Seconded first pitch, switched to lead on second pitch.

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


arose 14/Mar/14 Lead

Drove from fort William. A wee bit tired!

Stone Muppet 11/Jan/14 Lead
with ah
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead rpt
Ian JL 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
08nbrierley 16/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

1 and 3

with jamie
Echna 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Lead the 1st pitch, Rich the second. Good stuff, but polished.

with Rich
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
mossrug 01/Sep/13 2nd β
jsmcfarland ?/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Matt1234 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
spearing05 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2, abbed from great ledge.

with Andrew
Lazytraveller 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S
hipyhop 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S


Hidden 03/Aug/13 2nd
stonemikey 13/Jul/13 AltLd

Pitches 1 & 2 only to Great Ledge.

with Mark Ward
Cheese Monkey 05/Jul/13 Lead dnf

P1 only to retrieve stuck ab rope

with Mike
Mayaculpa 05/Jul/13 2nd dnf

Climbed p1 to retrieve stuck rope. I went slighly right of route, and a hand hold broke off, just a little swing, no drama.

with Ben
matt1024 01/Jul/13 Lead rpt
johnself1603 23/Jun/13 -
Hidden 16/Jun/13 AltLd
monsteratt 15/Jun/13 AltLd
with Nick Whimster
nickwhimster 15/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Woods0787 12/Jun/13 -

Got a bit stuck in the bushes towards the ledge

mattc 10/Jun/13 AltLd
with tim
timharrison 10/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Matt Carwardine
alastairbegley 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Rhys Davies
natalio 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S

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.

with Chris B
Kemics 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

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.

puppythedog 08/Jun/13 2nd rpt

Followed Kemics up the last route of the day, this took us to 270 metres of climbing in a day and I was knackered.

with Kemics
Hidden 02/Jun/13 AltLd
Fatclimber 01/Jun/13 Lead dog
with Richard
rich.harvey 01/Jun/13 2nd

My first taste of multipitch

with Steve
Hidden 31/May/13 AltLd O/S
martin one 26/May/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/May/13 2nd dog
Derek Ryden 18/May/13 2nd O/S
with Andy Forbes
TrevorCruse 12/May/13 Lead rpt
with Malcolm
andycash 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
Giles Eperon 05/May/13 AltLd
with tim king
Hidden 21/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Tom Pillow 21/Apr/13 AltLd
riddle 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1

with Guy Molyneux
lyneux 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Roger lead first pitch, I lead second to great ledge. Didn't bother with top pitch(s).

Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
puppythedog 04/Apr/13 Lead rpt
jezb1 28/Mar/13 Lead

Polish detracts from p1 crux. Direct finish on p2 pretty nice but bold. Plenty of gear on rest of pitch.

ianto ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
rhysjones932 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Webster 09/Dec/12 2nd
KitRabbette 09/Dec/12 2nd O/S
with David Clover
Kyle87 30/Oct/12 Lead O/S

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

pete87abs 13/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Rosie Crossley
demarcation86 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Elbish
rachchanter 16/Sep/12 2nd
wurzelinzummerset 08/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Top 2 pitches now off limits, so finished at the ledge. A good route.

with Phil
Hidden 08/Sep/12 2nd rpt
jameslam ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 26/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S
alidixon ?/Aug/12 -

led. From the bottom ledge upto the main ledge, getting dark on the ab back down.

chris687 17/Jul/12 Lead

Did the first 2 pitches then abbed off due to choss

with Ben E
Hidden 17/Jul/12 2nd
PaulWatson 16/Jun/12 Lead dnf

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.

with Paul Sul.
cameron_hall 09/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
philkerswell 30/May/12 -
with Ali C
CChafer 29/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/May/12 2nd O/S
bannin79 28/May/12 2nd
with Tony Penning
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/12 Lead O/S
Duncan Turner 26/May/12 Lead
with stu
cas54321 25/May/12 2nd
with Chris
MikeC59 25/May/12 Lead

Wye valley, north wall.

PaulWatson 13/May/12 AltLd rpt

Dave p1 me p2, p3 out of bounds now we think. p2 very runout and/or marginal gear at times.

with Dave P
JobyN 12/May/12 AltLd
LJKing 12/May/12 Lead rpt
with Paul Clarkson, Abi Greves
SamStokes 06/May/12 Lead rpt
matt1024 05/May/12 2nd β

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.

Hidden ?/May/12 -
ajc 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Led p1. P1 & 2 only following the access change

with Morri
Hidden 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S
haydng 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S

P1 and 2 only. Tasty polish on P1.

with Dave R
Hidden 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
JamesBrowning 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Toby
Hidden 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/12 AltLd
Monk 01/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 (didn't bother with pitch 3 & 4).

with Luke Vincent
pffft 01/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Monkey
arb89 ?/Feb/12 2nd
with Neil Stansbie, Adam Parslow
katherinesydney 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S

polish under the overhang makes it harder

stoneback 21/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Led p1, wicked little crux under the roof which is extremely polished but good fun

with Toby
Ybot Htulk 21/Jan/12 AltLd
with Nick
CraigMcAteer 15/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
s.c.white 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with joe shippcot
Mick Riley 14/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch - route not immediately apparent and some of the moves required thought.

with Jonathan, Dominic
Kyuzo ?/Jan/12 -
Neil Stansbie ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Country_Boy 16/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with Jenny
Bobbyonrock 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with si
brew_guru 04/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Cool moves getting around overhang on polished holds!!

with fuzzy
Fuzzface93 04/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with jellyjazzer
AndyCook ?/Oct/11 2nd
Country_Boy 30/Sep/11 2nd rpt

Top two pitches only as an exit from Great Ledge

with Anton
Country_Boy 24/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Anton
jon_ridley 28/Aug/11 2nd dnf

Em led P1, Gav led P2. torrential downpour at start of p3, ab'd off.

groliver26 28/Aug/11 AltLd dnf

Emily p1 Me P2 Rain P3 exciting ab off in rain and sticky ropes

with Emily Cropton, Jon Ridley
Emily Cropton 28/Aug/11 Lead
Emily Cropton 28/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Poco Loco 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

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.

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

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.

with James P
Voltemands 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2. Either high in the grade or I was too hung over.

Hidden 14/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Carly 14/Aug/11 AltLd
with Jamie
onlyfoddington 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed in a three, I lead the last two pitches in one

victim of mathematics 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Unpleasant crux. Finished up Bacchanalian.

with Simon
Hidden 10/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
thomasaneurinsmith 08/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Katherine Torr
Liz Wakelin 06/Aug/11 AltLd

My hardest lead so far! Pleased I did it - and in control!

with Ben Wood
Gregthebadger 02/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
iforwms 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Led first pitch to get onto 'main ledge'.

with Herman
kleinej 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Wei, Phil G
joeym 06/Jul/11 AltLd
with sbc
crossdressingrodney 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

First two pitches only.

with john h
ElBarto 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

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.

jo86 02/Jul/11 AltLd
tcn_2002 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Dave 88 30/Jun/11 Lead dog

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!

Hidden 29/Jun/11 2nd
dawesbub 27/Jun/11 AltLd β

Climbed in a 3 with John Willson. I led first pitch, Ben led 2nd. Abseiled down from the ledge.

with Ben
Cheese Monkey 27/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Fluffed the first overhang badly! Led P2

sbc 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Joe M
martin one 19/Jun/11 AltLd rpt

Did Pitch 1&2 then went onto Bacchanalian

with barry Hewitt
chris687 09/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
garethsteel 09/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

I'm afraid I bottled it and used a point of aid on the first pitch

dawesbub 21/May/11 2nd O/S

Finished first two pitches, and switched on to Bacchanalian

with Big Lee
Big Lee 21/May/11 Lead O/S

Fairly easy once past the overhang. Polished holds around the overhang weren't as bad as expected. Continued up Bacchanalian from the Great Ledge.

LJC 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

Lead P2. Ben ran P 3+4 together.

ben.richards 02/May/11 AltLd O/S

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!

Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Lev 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Erwin 19/Apr/11 2nd
J.Atkins 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lead second Pitch

TomOsterwold 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Nice route, did it in two pitches though. Climbed straight to the great ledge, then to the gardern.

Hidden 09/Apr/11 TR O/S
tweedcore 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
arunthomas 20/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Did the second pitch and quite enjoyed it in the sunshine. My first ever multipitch lead and quite pleased with it.

with Shaun E
Hidden 20/Mar/11 Lead
darren hudson 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

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.

with David Ford
aged_ape 16/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with James
puppythedog 16/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
thebullmaster 12/Mar/11 AltLd
with Steve
Hidden ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
saintlade ??/2011 -
Dave Toseland ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
mrmattwright ??/2011 AltLd O/S

Did the first pitch....found it scary at the tome.

with Alex Palmer
roberts1234567890 08/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/10 2nd
Will Gordon ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S

4 pitches.

bpmclimb 16/Oct/10 AltLd rpt

For photos. Led p1, seconded p2.

with Clare
Hidden 16/Oct/10 2nd dog
Rowan Mitchell 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
chrispymocha 27/Sep/10 2nd β
surfer38 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

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

bormuf 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
tobydunford 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S
martin one 29/Aug/10 Lead dnf

rained heavy whilst leading first pitch2nd could not do the start abd to remove gear.

with Graham
Goose4 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Fatclimber 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Abbed off great ledge

bonelessivar ?/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Gregthebadger 04/Jul/10 2nd
andrzej kierzek 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Climbed with Doug Flude. I lead first and third pitch.

canis cibo 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 and 4. 1 and 3 by Andrzej

with Andrzej
CharlieC 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Lead 2nd and 4th pitch

with Jason
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead
chubbyclimber 15/Jun/10 AltLd

tought 1st pitch for the grade, even as a 2nd!

with Albino
Albino 15/Jun/10 AltLd

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

with Tim Simpkins
Alasdair88 13/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Led pitch one but was torrentially rained off pitch 2

lizzie789 13/Jun/10 AltLd dnf

Started leading second pitch and it started raining heavily. First pitch pretty polished.

stuart34 03/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead
Jonathan Storey 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

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.

with Alan
wilf 31/May/10 Lead dnf

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...

with nick f
Paul Bowen 23/May/10 Lead rpt
with rob jenkins
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
SuseH 15/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Iain
d_meacher 13/May/10 AltLd O/S
Alexandre Buisse 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4, fun and enjoyable climbing, but overgraded at HS.

with Max
stuart34 21/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch, linked 3 and 4

Hidden 21/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Rob84 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Alys Rook
DanH9883 06/Apr/10 Lead O/S

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!

with Lee
peggy_on_the_rocks 06/Apr/10 2nd dog

first 2 pitches

dave4430 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Pitch 1&2 then rapped from great ledge.

with Tom Tom
SamStokes 15/Mar/10 Lead rpt

Led pitch 1 + 2 then ab from great ledge!

brenzy83 15/Mar/10 2nd

1st time at wintour's leap big big climb! 1st multi pitch too

monsteratt 13/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Lead first two pitches abbed off great ledge

with Ben Hills
The Ivanator 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

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.

with Toby
Ybot Htulk ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with Ivan
tobyb 14/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 and 3.

Andy Peak 1 09/Feb/10 AltLd
stvredmond 09/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

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

Dassie 07/Feb/10 Lead O/S

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.

Dr Caterpillar 31/Jan/10 AltLd rpt
with Calum
catemuir 31/Jan/10 2nd

Also with Alex Saunders. Really liked the first pitch. Would have been more enjoyable if it hadn't been so cold!

simonw1 30/Jan/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy H
Chris Sansum 02/Jan/10 Lead rpt

First climb of the new decade!

RHarding ??/2010 Lead dnf
with Matt Reynolds
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
jimmatthews ??/2010 Lead
mrmattwright ??/2010 AltLd O/S

O/S Pitch one, lost bottle, Al finished it. First multipitch. Took quite a while!

with Alex Palmer
Hidden ??/2010 Solo
Hidden ??/2010 -
Skullfire 11/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Mat Mitchell
Blisco 10/Oct/09 AltLd

Dovy led p2; we finished on Bacchanalian rather than do the 3rd and 4th pitches.

with Dovydas Urbonas
peaches69 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

i lead 1st and 4th pitch, tom lead 2nd, sarah lead the 3rd

with tom stenson, sarah
Cossar 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

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.

will randall ?/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
with sarah
Chris Sansum 29/Aug/09 AltLd rpt

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).

with Chris Waite, Matt Lunn
Hidden 06/Aug/09 Lead dog
james.lane 03/Aug/09 AltLd
FayeG 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S

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.

with Nikki
PaulWatson 30/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

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

with Dan
tincann 30/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 2 + 4, James 1 + 3. Fun climb. Would reccomend diverting for pitch 3 as suggested in the guide book.

James_86 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
with Circus
Hidden 12/Jul/09 2nd O/S
al99 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
martinazando 05/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 -
cas54321 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Mike
simonf 09/Jun/09 AltLd
with Simon
Hidden 05/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ?/Jun/09 Lead
with Carolyn
burty31 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/09 AltLd rpt
ElvisLeg 09/May/09 AltLd
jamie ward 04/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Chris Comrie
lukewilliams 04/May/09 -
wilchivs 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Becca Jury
will randall 19/Apr/09 AltLd

first 4 pitch route

with sid
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 13/Apr/09 Lead dog

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!

with Gary Lewin
richardhopton 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S

linked the last two pitches - nice climb. Also went up the more direct route to the Great Ledge. Gotta be worth HVS.

Hidden 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Dan B 20/Sep/08 Lead

Fell on crux wearing a big pack. Was easy once I dropped the rucksack. First pith only.

with Bev
SamStokes 14/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Led Pitch 2 good fun!

Hidden 14/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
Karlos 15/Aug/08 Lead O/S

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.

with Ben
Chris Sansum 10/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 & 2, seconded pitch 3 & 4. Wrong line taken on pitch 4!

with Yasmina Couty
Hidden 10/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Simon Caldwell 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

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.

with Carmen
davidgc 19/Jul/08 Lead
bpmclimb 09/Jun/08 2nd O/S

First two pitches. Abbed off Great Ledge.

with Clare
Strange little creature 07/Jun/08 AltLd

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?

with SimonSanders
Jason Gotel ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Shiv
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
misssammyd 14/May/08 AltLd

I led the 2nd pitch

with mattjam
Hidden 11/May/08 Lead O/S
martin one 10/May/08 AltLd

First 2 Pitches

with Ian Tingley
timharrison 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Jo Chia
Hidden 02/May/08 AltLd rpt
Hidden 02/May/08 AltLd O/S
saz_b ?/May/08 Lead O/S

1st+3rd pitch

with Stephane Simon
saz_b ?/May/08 Lead O/S

1st+3rd pitch

with Stephane Simon
3 Names ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
brady 05/Apr/08 2nd dog

Blimey, gone soft over the winter. Had to pull on extender to get past the overhang!

with Micky
Hidden 05/Apr/08 AltLd
mickyconnor 05/Apr/08 Lead O/S

Only to great ledge.

with steve
jonnyhawkins1 30/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with rodger
DannyK 07/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

climbed to top with rucksacs to finish

with pep
maresia 26/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

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

James Moyle 26/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
with maresia
Hidden ??/2008 -
Ybot Htulk ??/2008 AltLd
dcomeau 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S

Took 4 hours on a lovely sunny november. Some of the runouts can feel fairly long but the climbing is generally easy.

with Vicky Swain
matt.woodfield 14/Oct/07 AltLd
brady 07/Oct/07 AltLd

led first pitch

with Gareth Roberts and Hywel
gareth r 07/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
with Hywel & Steve
leigh 30/Sep/07 2nd

First 2 pitches only

with Ed
Hidden 30/Sep/07 Lead
jim_randell 15/Sep/07 AltLd rpt

We did the first two pitches of Left Hand Route and the top pitch of Right Hand Route.

with SG2
cayteye ?/Sep/07 2nd
with Brian Mead
Dr Caterpillar 16/Jul/07 AltLd dog

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

with Roy Hann
fatbuoybazza 16/Jul/07 Lead dog

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

with olivia
Ben Griffiths ?/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Eccentric 06/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

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.

with Bunchuk
Hidden 06/Jun/07 AltLd
ickleiz 20/May/07 AltLd O/S

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.

with Duncan Willey
Nigel R Lewis 05/May/07 AltLd
kenneM ?/May/07 Lead

Climbed with Booby while at Minely

with Booby Hewitt
David Qualtrough ?/Apr/07 -
halhorner 31/Mar/07 AltLd
with Jim Saunders
Hidden 30/Mar/07 AltLd
gareth r 17/Mar/07 Lead
with Hywel
eagleopus 17/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Gareth
Karlos 10/Mar/07 Lead
with Tom
feilx 04/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Tom H
Hidden 04/Feb/07 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 2nd
Hidden ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
climbingxcat ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Brian + Paul
Hidden 26/Nov/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/06 AltLd O/S
Circus 08/Oct/06 Lead β
with Lou
JackMountains 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Lucy Bailey
Siderunner 20/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Bee
MikeC59 09/Jun/06 Lead
Hidden 03/Jun/06 AltLd
JamesColeman ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Led a number of times. Crux at start.

with Alan
krikoman 12/May/06 AltLd O/S

Great Climb let down by the poor end, the last two pitches are very poor.

Hidden 30/Apr/06 AltLd
Neil Tucker ?/Apr/06 2nd
with Chris Covell, Andy Manthorpe
AngelaC 27/Mar/06 AltLd
chris warner ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with matt walker
beardy mike ??/2006 -
chrisallan ??/2006 AltLd O/S
tcn_2002 ??/2006 Lead
hlegge ??/2006 2nd
markfromstoke ??/2006 -
Hidden 17/Dec/05 AltLd
Hidden 16/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
gripped01 ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Dan Graves
MikeC59 12/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden 08/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 25/May/05 AltLd
Hidden 19/May/05 Lead O/S
Tim W 15/May/05 AltLd O/S

First 2 pitches

with Claire Shep/Sanderson, Rob Sanderson
Stefan ?/May/05 AltLd O/S
with Don
Hidden ?/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
deano 10/Oct/04 AltLd
with simon randall
MikeC59 03/Sep/04 Lead
chris sm ?/Sep/04 AltLd
with Daryl Waycott
mikeyjbs 15/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with hans allnut, simon ball, farrow
Dave Latimer 12/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/04 AltLd
Laramadness 27/May/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/04 Lead O/S
five ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
chris wyatt 26/Mar/04 AltLd O/S
with barrie doyle
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
Urgles ?/Nov/03 AltLd O/S
with Laura
simon kimber ?/Nov/03 Solo
Lev 25/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
with Claire Durant
Nigel Coe 17/Aug/03 -

First 2 pitches.

timharrison ?/Aug/03 AltLd
with Abi Marchent
TimPerkin 06/Jun/03 AltLd O/S
with Richard Harris, Dave Green
Mark Salter 02/Apr/03 Lead
with Wally
markysums ??/2003 Lead
AngelaC 29/Aug/02 AltLd

DC 1 +3rd

cliffy ??/2002 AltLd O/S
with Susanne Svendsen
MartinN 28/May/01 AltLd dog

Lead pitches 1 & 2, lead fall on overhang of 1st pitch

Rob Oram 25/Jun/00 AltLd O/S

Only did the first two pitches as the top two were scrambling. I led the first.

with Tom Asbridge & John Hardy
Austin manns3 20/May/00 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 AltLd
Hidden ??/2000 -
cem ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with James Gregory
alan moore ??/2000 -
AndySL 19/Sep/98 AltLd O/S
with Jerry
jim_randell 02/May/98 AltLd rpt

We did the top pitch of Bacchanalian.

with DG
pezzerrr ?/Jun/97 AltLd O/S
Paul-Michael 14/Apr/97 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2, missed pitch 4, climbed Bacchanalion to finish.

with Paul Nurse
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
jim_randell 10/Mar/96 Lead rpt

We did the top pitch of Bacchanalian.

with RL
simon kimber ??/1996 AltLd O/S
with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith
jim_randell 02/Apr/95 AltLd rpt

We did the top pitch of Bacchanalian.

with MB
jim_randell 18/Jun/94 AltLd rpt

We finished on Bacchanalian.

with FW
jim_randell 12/Jun/94 Lead O/S

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.

with DR, NC
Rog Wilko ?/Mar/93 Lead

Pitch 2 bold.

with Debbie Wilkinson
mikej 31/Aug/92 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 22/Jun/92 Lead
Iain Thow 19/Feb/88 2nd
with Phil Moorey
babymoac 11/Oct/87 -
with Ian B
Tony Buckley ?/Jun/86 AltLd
JamieAyres ?/May/86 Lead O/S
with Jude Ayres
Adderbury Climber 18/May/80 AltLd O/S
with Smudge Smith
Tim Sparrow ??/1980 Solo

Taken up this as a youngster by Richard. Came back years later for solo

with Richard Brooke
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