The Great Wall

Ticklists: Wintours Leap easy multipitch.

Ian JL 17/Aug Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Aug AltLd
Chris Sansum 01/Aug Solo rpt
Hidden 03/Jul AltLd rpt
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) 27/Jun Lead
with Robert Hardy
dynodean 21/Jun Lead O/S

Not much gear for VD

with Robyn
markfromstoke 21/May AltLd
with Terry
Monkey 28 16/May AltLd O/S

Went off route at one point - a route not entirely clear (to me anyway!) but overall thoroughly enjoyed this. Did feel quite hard for V Diff in places but mainly solid. Some good tree belays to be had!

with Karsten
Hidden 16/May AltLd O/S
GrimpeurJim 22/Apr AltLd dog

Lead P4, first MP, first Trad

Charleston 22/Apr AltLd rpt

Jim fell off P4

with Ben, Izzy, Jim
u000533 19/Apr Lead dnf

1st climbed 10 years ago and has just got worse. Terrible protection, chunks of rock coming off, hollow flakes, mud, grass and loose blocks. Not technical, but feels exposed as gear placements are sparse or suspect. Only climb to ever spook me. back climbed down the crystal corner on 2nd pitch and used nearby bolt to abb off. Not going back as it would be easy to take a fall on this and with such poor protection, not recommended.

Jen Mason 18/Apr AltLd O/S

Not terribly well protected, and felt very hard for grade. It had its moments, but P3 is an absolute horror. Frankly, it is probably best avoided by all except those with masochistic tendencies.

with Denise
danielwoodentop 18/Apr -

very easy climbing with pretty much no protection.

Hidden ?/Apr AltLd O/S
dvincen6 22/Mar AltLd
with Lucy
Chris Sansum 22/Mar Solo rpt
Mick Riley 24/Jan AltLd rpt

Really slimed, top pitch getting over-grown with ivy, had to do some gardening to find the holds.

with Dominic
Hidden 18/Jan Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Matt1234 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
algy3289 07/Sep/14 2nd rpt

Nice climb, really enjoyed it.

wurzelinzummerset 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with Nick
stoneback 23/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
with Alan
petersheppard 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S

P4 has a couple of spicy moves - HVD?

with Jake Griffiths
funkyvin1 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Ben Watts 06/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Jinny lead 1st pitch and ran pitch 3&4 together to save time. I lead 2nd pitch. 3rd pitch is grassy scramble. Like Bambi on ice wearing rock shoes on that!

with Jonny Williams
Chris Sansum 03/Aug/14 Lead rpt

More or less done as a solo, but with a couple of bits of gear placed to protect Robert on the traverses. Done to get to our lunch at the top!

with Robert Harris
Chris Sansum 26/Jul/14 Solo rpt
LeeFolkes 13/Jul/14 Lead O/S
NickSayers 11/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
smargerison 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Marek, Carolyn
twodada 21/Jun/14 2nd
with Matt, Stuart Aylott
s4472m 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 & 4

with Steve Beswick
Chris Sansum 31/May/14 Solo rpt
BStar 19/May/14 Lead dnf

Lead P1 then it started raining so abseiled off

wjcdean 19/May/14 2nd dnf

adam lead P1 and P2, then it started raining so we abbed off the trees y the belay. then it stopped raining so we went over to cement groove.

Chris Sansum 15/Apr/14 Solo rpt
Chris Sansum 01/Apr/14 Solo rpt
Chris Sansum 01/Apr/14 Solo rpt
BusyLizzie 16/Mar/14 2nd

Parts of this - the very grassy bit - are not fun. The last pitch is lovely.

with Jonny
Egons Issy 15/Mar/14 AltLd
with Kevin Vans-Colina
practicallypixie 11/Mar/14 2nd
with Duncan
dawesbub 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Pitch 1 was slimey, 2 was very good, 3 was just grass, 4 was pretty decent. Enjoyable climbing, just pitch 3 felt a bit of a let down

antjones123 25/Sep/13 2nd
birge55 01/Sep/13 Lead O/S
ToastUK 30/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Had to do climb a second time to rescue a radio in a bush next to the 3rd pitch. Good excuse to do it again.

with JB
Hidden 19/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
cdpuk 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Steve's first multi-pitch.

with Steve Cross, Lucy Evans
KLucy 08/Jun/13 2nd
Chris Sansum 05/Jun/13 Solo rpt
Fatclimber 01/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

P1 and P3

with Richard
rich.harvey 01/Jun/13 AltLd
with Steve
gGor 26/May/13 2nd O/S
with Phil Wallam
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead
PaulWatson 24/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led 2-4 Pete 1-3. First of season confidence rebuilder after a totally Cr*p end to last year. Nice route with a couple of spiky bits

with Matt, Pete
crossdressingrodney 08/May/13 Lead O/S
with Andy B, dylan
Giles Eperon 05/May/13 AltLd
with tim king
Neils 05/May/13 AltLd

With Peter Jones. Brilliant weather dry and sunny: just as well or pitch 3 would be very scary. I led 1 & 3, Pete did 2 & 4. I think I got the easy pitches. Adequate protection but it makes you think, not really for beginners but great views across the river.

philmcf ?/May/13 Lead O/S
M_Payne 27/Apr/13 AltLd
jcook1980 02/Feb/13 AltLd
with Sam A
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
simon kimber ??/2013 Solo O/S
neilwiltshire 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second and fourth pitches

with Nick Dedekind
Darrell Read 18/Aug/12 Lead
Emma Whittaker 18/Aug/12 2nd
Chris Sansum 11/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Chris Sansum 10/Aug/12 Solo rpt
Chris Sansum 23/Jul/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 27/Jun/12 Lead
Simon Cahill 26/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

A wet day, very greasy on slopping holds and sections of mud & jungle made for some difficult moves. High in the grade even on a good day.

with Simon Jones
cas smerdon 27/May/12 AltLd
with Mark S
Hidden 27/May/12 AltLd
Richard Gilbert 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Poor route description in Climbers Club Guide. I led P2 and P4. Not great.

with Idoia Bengoa-Saa
robbraby 25/May/12 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 3&4. Pitch 3 is unpleasant on vegetated grassy ledges which is a shame as the first 2 pitches are good. Not much gear.

with Steveo
markriddington 19/May/12 AltLd O/S

Rich led P1, 2 and 3. I led P4

with Beth Bennett, Richard Sore
runwildjohn 08/May/12 2nd

Alice led

with Alice Horton, Mike Silver
stonemikey 08/May/12 2nd
with John Horton, Alice Horton
Mike Turner 05/May/12 Lead O/S
with Joshua Turner
CurlyStevo ?/May/12 AltLd

lead pitches 1 & 2 as one pitch. these are rather good and worth 2 stars. unfortunately pitch 3 takes a star away as its on vegitation. protection is quite spaced.

Sarah Welsh 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Steve/Me/Steve/Me. Last climb of the day, so climbed out with rucksacks. Attached one point of final belay to crash barrier, as per guidebook recommendation.

Hidden 31/Mar/12 AltLd
AngelaC 27/Mar/12 Lead
with Dieter Cole, Richard
98%monkey 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Led P1, half of 3rd and pitch 4. Nicki had a big lesson on this.

with Nicki
Mistee 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Phil
Mayaculpa 05/Mar/12 AltLd

I lead P1 and P4 and got the best deal I think. Seemed hard for grade, not much pro. P2 and P3 done together. Great day fine weather.

with Kyle87
TCarrick 29/Feb/12 AltLd
Webster 29/Feb/12 Lead O/S

in walking boots and with pack on back. lead in 2 long pitches, bitch of a rope drag and a dirty and broken route

Mick Riley 04/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

led the second pitch when the snow started, half an inch of snow on everything by the end of the final pitch. Memorable.

with Dominic
Chris Sieradzki 09/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Hooo
Hooo 09/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1&3. Wouldn't recommend either. Pitch 1 has a slimy start, and pitch 3 involves pulling on grass. Went up pitch 1 again in my approach shoes to retrieve a stuck nut, probably would have been better than rockboots for the whole route.

BusyLizzie 01/Oct/11 2nd
with Jonny
Hidden 21/Aug/11 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/11 -
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Deano100 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Nick
stoneback ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

I lead 1,2,3 dean took the glory! EPIC! Both found it hard , especially p1 and p2, exposed slab on p2, good finish though and quite an experience! loved it

with Dean
birthers 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Very wet at the bottom for the first half of pitch 1. Fine after that.

with Ruth C
BigHairyIan 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

First pitch was wet and slippy, second pitch was excellent, third pitch had a lot of grass on it and the final pitch was fine. Good route.

with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack
rickstaylor 25/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Completed last pitch in trainers

with Ian
Hidden 25/Jun/11 AltLd
Jonathan Storey 21/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Nice easy climb poor protection, pitch three is largely just grassy ledges no pro again. Nice finsh even in the wet!!

with JamieC, Alan
jmr 14/Jun/11 AltLd

Often a wet start which can be repelling but above the tree-line the route is open, steep and exposed for the grade - spoilt a bit by veg on pitch 3. Quite a tough little finish too - also steep.

with Bob Howard
JamesColeman ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S

First climb after popping a tendon in left arm. Nice to be back outside.

with Jon, Alan
Betha. 14/May/11 Lead O/S

Led all pitches

with Niall
Chris Sansum 22/Apr/11 Solo rpt

Good solo route.

Gregthebadger 13/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 Solo
Hidden ??/2011 -
Dave Toseland ??/2011 AltLd
richard.kiy ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Chris Sansum 03/Sep/10 Solo rpt
wilf 31/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

reversed leads this time. P1 dry, no gear but no problem. 3rd pitch is just a steep lawn. must do alt finish next time. Johns route looks like good call.

with nick f
cas smerdon 03/Jul/10 AltLd
with Mark S
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jul/10 Lead O/S
fishinwater 30/May/10 Lead
with Barry
Hidden 29/May/10 Lead O/S
Library Claire 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
sdkoutdoor 12/Apr/10 Lead
with Torbs
dani.harris 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches one, two and four

Hidden 06/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 03/Mar/10 Solo rpt

Free solo

Dassie 07/Feb/10 AltLd O/S

Dog P1 & P2. Dassie P3 & P4 together. Very damp & muddy.P1 very slippery. P3 & P4 involved standing on muddy ledges and pulling up on wet grass. Hair raising with lots of loose rock at the top. Anchored on the crash barrier next to the road. Despite being only a VD felt a risk several times. Would be far better when its dry.

Phil PBC ??/2010 -
martiny25 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S

nice climb found lots of gear placements and not too hard climbing except pitch 3 where there was way too much grass and i could only find shoddy gear placements and then placed no gear on pitch 4 as it got to dark to see and had no torch.

with chris stan
gilbert 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

A bit of an epic - finished the route in the dark without a tourch and carrying my rucksack - a few cuts for our troubles as Andy ran out of gear as we linked 3rd and 4th pitch in an effort to save time. I led 2 pitch, too much vegitation on ledges. felt harder than VD but maybe because of the time and rucksack. Nice airy route on 2nd pitch

with Andy Hill
Hidden 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
kiwi boy 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

A bit of an epic as simon says. Pitch 1 more like 25m and not 18m that the guide says. lead on 1,3 and 4. 3and 4 put together in an effort to beat the fading light. Ran out of gear just short of the top. A bit of gardening 2m to the top Just as well as topping out with the car headlights.

with simon
katherinesydney 13/Sep/09 2nd dog
with andy wylie
Dave89 23/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with jonny
wilf 15/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

led 2 and 4, definately best pitches. Thin gear, missed tree belay point on 2nd stance, stupid boy!

with nick f
tincann 04/Jul/09 2nd rpt
Jcann 19/Jun/09 2nd O/S

overgrown, covered in munge.

with Tom Cann, James Lane
catemuir 12/Jun/09 AltLd

Alex lead pitches 1 and 2 run together, I lead pitches 3 and 4

with Alex Malins
Hidden 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
martinp 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Dale
Chris Sansum 31/May/09 Solo rpt

Free solo.

Twisty ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with Nigel Stock & Matthew Burnford
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
SC 21/Mar/09 -

Not at all loose. Excellent climb

Hidden 07/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
AdamP 17/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 and 3

with Martin
martinp 17/Feb/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2 and 4

with Adam
cas54321 ?/Nov/08 AltLd
with Mike
mikelaing ?/Oct/08 AltLd

Beware - the 3rd and 4th pitches have loose rock in places, a large block came away when we were climbing this route.

with Carolyn
98%monkey 20/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Took a fall off the top of the first pitch after going slightly right. Branch of a tree I didn't want to use snapped. Stupid Boy. 8m-ish, bad ankle, wrist and knee. I was lucky, downclimbed then got back on climb.

with Flatcap
98%monkey 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Led 1 & 3, abseiled off top. nearly came a cropper on 3rd pitch with hold coming away in my hand. LOADS of grass, not much gear. It injured me but I conquered it !! Not my day for climbing, went home afterwards. King Kong will have to wait...

with Flatcap
Dan B 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Protection is sparse, hard for the grade. Finished in the dark.

with Bev
flatcap 20/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

This was meant as a warmup, but it was a bad choice. Where there was rock, it was an easy climb. The rest was heavily vegetated. Horrible. As for protection, there was sod all. Given the diagonal route, twin ropes would be a good idea. I lead pitches 2 and 4. For fun, at the end, we turned it into a 3 pitch abseil. Convenient trees. Inconvenient thorny bushes.

with Phil
Hidden 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 03/Aug/08 Solo β
arachnoid 26/Jul/08 2nd β

Yann's first proper lead climb, i led first pitch as a warm up

with Yann
pboniface 26/Jul/08 2nd

Third pitch is grassy and the worst of the four, but overall very enjoyable and partner was able to place gear on all four pitches. My first multi-pitch - done in blazing sunshine.

aldred 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S

3rd pitch is grassy, 4th pitch is short and harder than expected.

ron244 20/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Louise Wolfenden
Prez 22/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

A bit vegetated and run out, not the best route I've ever done, but good positions none the less.

with Kevin
Hidden 22/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd
Jason Gotel ?/Jun/08 2nd

Night, with very heavy ruck sack!

with Badger, Mike Alderton
tractorbachcoch 11/May/08 2nd O/S

dirty, nasty and not nice

with Peter
chadrads 11/May/08 Lead O/S

nasty run out, bad gear, dirty wont ever do it again.

Hidden 05/Apr/08 AltLd
deano ??/2008 -
Circus 13/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Wet. Cool.

with Lou
Jim Slater 06/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
timharrison 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Jo Chia
Katie86 09/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Ian, Ellie Aimes
Hidden 09/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
thomasadixon 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Found the third pitch horrible, no gear and plant life everywhere. Unless I was off route, but I don't think so.

with Matt Frank
Hidden ??/2007 -
Chris Sansum 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with John Robb
petebale2000 22/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
tincann ?/Jul/05 2nd β

Nice beginner for multi pitching!

Will Gordon ?/Jan/05 Solo O/S

Roped solo, 4 pitches.

deano 10/Oct/04 AltLd
with simon randall
Hidden 21/Sep/04 Lead
Rob Oram 15/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Richard Frewin & Andrew Weaver
newvena 10/May/01 AltLd O/S
with macker
Sam and will 23/Jul/00 2nd
with Anthony Bennett
Austin manns3 20/May/00 Lead O/S
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden 23/May/99 2nd O/S
gripped01 ?/Apr/99 AltLd
with Spider
Hidden ??/1999 2nd
jim_randell 01/May/97 AltLd O/S
with MB
Paul-Michael 14/Apr/97 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1 & 4.

with Paul Nurse
Hidden 22/Apr/93 AltLd
mikej 10/Oct/92 AltLd
with Keith Edwards
Hidden 23/Feb/90 AltLd
Iain Thow 15/Apr/88 AltLd

Lead pitch 1

with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey
Tony Buckley ??/1987 AltLd
JamieAyres ?/Apr/86 Lead O/S

Did the harder variation to pitch 4

with Jude Ayres
Hidden 30/Jun/85 Solo
ill_bill ?/Aug/82 Lead
Richard Weller 28/Jul/79 AltLd

Richard fell 25 ft on pitch 3

with Richard White
Tim Sparrow ??/1979 2nd
with Richard Brooke
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