Original Route* VD
The Great Wall

Ticklists: Wintours Leap easy multipitch.

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Ian JL - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/15 with Beth Frampton

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/15

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 01/Aug/15

riff156 - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/15 with julie Carlise

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 27/Jun/15 with Robert Hardy

Not much gear for VD
dynodean - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/15 with Robyn

markfromstoke - AltLd - 21/May/15 with Terry

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!
Monkey 28 - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15 with Karsten

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15

Lead P4, first MP, first Trad
GrimpeurJim - AltLd dog - 22/Apr/15

Jim fell off P4
Charleston - AltLd rpt - 22/Apr/15 with Ben, Izzy, Jim

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.
u000533 - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/15

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.
Jen Mason - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Denise

very easy climbing with pretty much no protection.
danielwoodentop - 18/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/15

dvincen6 - AltLd - 22/Mar/15 with Lucy

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 22/Mar/15

Really slimed, top pitch getting over-grown with ivy, had to do some gardening to find the holds.
Mick Riley - AltLd rpt - 24/Jan/15 with Dominic

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

Hidden - 2015

riff156 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Jo Smith

Matt1234 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14

Nice climb, really enjoyed it.
algy3289 - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/14

wurzelinzummerset - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Nick

stoneback - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/14 with Alan

P4 has a couple of spicy moves - HVD?
petersheppard - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Jake Griffiths

funkyvin1 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

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!
Ben Watts - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Jonny Williams

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!
Chris Sansum - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14 with Robert Harris

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 26/Jul/14

LeeFolkes - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Emma Whittaker

NickSayers - 2nd - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/14

smargerison - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Marek, Carolyn

twodada - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Matt, Stuart Aylott

Led pitches 1 & 4
s4472m - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Steve Beswick

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 31/May/14

Lead P1 then it started raining so abseiled off
BStar - Lead dnf - 19/May/14 with Will Dean

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.
wjcdean - 2nd dnf - 19/May/14 with Adam Bird

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 15/Apr/14

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/14

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 01/Apr/14

Parts of this - the very grassy bit - are not fun. The last pitch is lovely.
BusyLizzie - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Jonny

Egons Issy - AltLd - 15/Mar/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina

practicallypixie - 2nd - 11/Mar/14 with Duncan

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
dawesbub - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/13 with antjones123

antjones123 - 2nd - 25/Sep/13 with dawesbub

birge55 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

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.
ToastUK - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with JB

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/13

Steve's first multi-pitch.
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Steve Cross, Lucy Evans

KLucy - 2nd - 08/Jun/13 with Chris Peka aka BF

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/13

P1 and P3
Fatclimber - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Richard

rich.harvey - AltLd - 01/Jun/13 with Steve

gGor - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Phil Wallam

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

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
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 24/May/13 with Matt, Pete

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 08/May/13 with Andy B, dylan

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

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.
Neils - AltLd - 05/May/13

philmcf - Lead O/S - May/13

M_Payne - AltLd - 27/Apr/13

jcook1980 - AltLd - 02/Feb/13 with Sam A

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

simon kimber - Solo O/S - 2013

Lead second and fourth pitches
neilwiltshire - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Nick Dedekind

Darrell Read - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Emma Whittaker

Emma Whittaker - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Darrell Read

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 11/Aug/12

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 10/Aug/12

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 23/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/12

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.
Simon Cahill - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Simon Jones

cas smerdon - AltLd - 27/May/12 with Mark S

Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/12

Poor route description in Climbers Club Guide. I led P2 and P4. Not great.
Richard Gilbert - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Idoia Bengoa-Saa

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.
robbraby - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Steveo

Rich led P1, 2 and 3. I led P4
markriddington - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Beth Bennett, Richard Sore

Alice led
runwildjohn - 2nd - 08/May/12 with Alice Horton, Mike Silver

stonemikey - 2nd - 08/May/12 with John Horton, Alice Horton

Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Joshua Turner

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.
CurlyStevo - AltLd - May/12

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.
Sarah Welsh - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Steve Woollard

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Mar/12

AngelaC - Lead - 27/Mar/12 with Dieter Cole, Richard

Led P1, half of 3rd and pitch 4. Nicki had a big lesson on this.
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Nicki

Mistee - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Phil

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.
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 05/Mar/12 with Kyle87

TCarrick - AltLd - 29/Feb/12

in walking boots and with pack on back. lead in 2 long pitches, bitch of a rope drag and a dirty and broken route
Webster - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12

led the second pitch when the snow started, half an inch of snow on everything by the end of the final pitch. Memorable.
Mick Riley - AltLd O/S - 04/Feb/12 with Dominic

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

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.
Hooo - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/11 with Chris Sieradzki

BusyLizzie - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - Aug/11

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

Deano100 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Nick

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
stoneback - AltLd O/S - Jul/11 with Dean

Very wet at the bottom for the first half of pitch 1. Fine after that.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ruth C

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.
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Richard Taylor, Katy Stranack

Completed last pitch in trainers
rickstaylor - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/11

Nice easy climb poor protection, pitch three is largely just grassy ledges no pro again. Nice finsh even in the wet!!
Jonathan Storey - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with JamieC, Alan

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.
jmr - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Bob Howard

First climb after popping a tendon in left arm. Nice to be back outside.
JamesColeman - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Jon, Alan

Led all pitches
Betha. - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Niall

Good solo route.
Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 22/Apr/11

Gregthebadger - Lead - 13/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Dave Toseland - AltLd - 2011

richard.kiy - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 03/Sep/10

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.
wilf - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with nick f

cas smerdon - AltLd - 03/Jul/10 with Mark S

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/10

fishinwater - Lead - 30/May/10 with Barry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/10

Library Claire - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10

sdkoutdoor - Lead - 12/Apr/10 with Torbs

Lead pitches one, two and four
dani.harris - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10

Free solo
Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 03/Mar/10

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.
Dassie - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/10 with Rock Dog

Phil PBC - 2010

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.
martiny25 - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/09 with chris stan

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
gilbert - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Andy Hill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09

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.
kiwi boy - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with simon

katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/09 with andy wylie

Dave89 - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with jonny

led 2 and 4, definately best pitches. Thin gear, missed tree belay point on 2nd stance, stupid boy!
wilf - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with nick f

tincann - 2nd rpt - 04/Jul/09

overgrown, covered in munge.
Jcann - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Tom Cann, James Lane

Alex lead pitches 1 and 2 run together, I lead pitches 3 and 4
catemuir - AltLd - 12/Jun/09 with Alex Malins

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/09

martinp - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Dale

Free solo.
Chris Sansum - Solo rpt - 31/May/09

Twisty - Lead O/S - May/09 with Nigel Stock & Matthew Burnford

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/09

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

Not at all loose. Excellent climb
SC - 21/Mar/09 with mike kann

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/09

Led pitch 1 and 3
AdamP - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/09 with Martin

Led pitch 2 and 4
martinp - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/09 with Adam

cas54321 - AltLd - Nov/08 with Mike

Beware - the 3rd and 4th pitches have loose rock in places, a large block came away when we were climbing this route.
mikelaing - AltLd - Oct/08 with Carolyn

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.
98%monkey - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/08 with Flatcap

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

Protection is sparse, hard for the grade. Finished in the dark.
Dan B - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Bev

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.
flatcap - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Phil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08

Chris Sansum - Solo β - 03/Aug/08

Yann's first proper lead climb, i led first pitch as a warm up
arachnoid - 2nd β - 26/Jul/08 with Yann

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.
pboniface - 2nd - 26/Jul/08 with Aldred Durham

3rd pitch is grassy, 4th pitch is short and harder than expected.
aldred - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with peter boniface

ron244 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Louise Wolfenden

A bit vegetated and run out, not the best route I've ever done, but good positions none the less.
Prez - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Kevin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

Night, with very heavy ruck sack!
Jason Gotel - 2nd - Jun/08 with Badger, Mike Alderton

dirty, nasty and not nice
tractorbachcoch - 2nd O/S - 11/May/08 with Peter

nasty run out, bad gear, dirty wont ever do it again.
chadrads - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Iwan jones-roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/08

deano - 2008

Wet. Cool.
Circus - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Lou

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Christos Gauci

timharrison - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/07 with Jo Chia

Katie86 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07 with Ian, Ellie Aimes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07

Found the third pitch horrible, no gear and plant life everywhere. Unless I was off route, but I don't think so.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Matt Frank

Hidden - 2007

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06 with John Robb

petebale2000 - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/06

Nice beginner for multi pitching!
tincann - 2nd β - Jul/05

Roped solo, 4 pitches.
Will Gordon - Solo O/S - Jan/05

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

Hidden - Lead - 21/Sep/04

Rob Oram - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/02 with Richard Frewin & Andrew Weaver

newvena - AltLd O/S - 10/May/01 with macker

Sam and will - 2nd - 23/Jul/00 with Anthony Bennett

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

alan moore - 2000

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/99

gripped01 - AltLd - Apr/99 with Spider

Hidden - 2nd - 1999

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 01/May/97 with MB

Lead pitches 1 & 4.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/97 with Paul Nurse

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/93

mikej - AltLd - 10/Oct/92 with Keith Edwards

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Feb/90

Lead pitch 1
Iain Thow - AltLd - 15/Apr/88 with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey

Tony Buckley - AltLd - 1987

Did the harder variation to pitch 4
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - Apr/86 with Jude Ayres

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jun/85

ill_bill - Lead - Aug/82

Richard fell 25 ft on pitch 3
Richard Weller - AltLd - 28/Jul/79 with Richard White

Tim Sparrow - 2nd - 1979 with Richard Brooke

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