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Gordon and Craig's Route** S 3c

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[First pitch on Gordon and Craig's Route., 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock.

Photo: First pitch on Gordon and Craig's Route. © Gerry_Doncaster
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 57 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13

erica - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Chris

GPN - AltLd - 09/Jul/13 with Annette

Led first pitch and traverse pitch.
net - AltLd - 09/Jul/13 with George

Andy Chadwick - 2013

A superb outing. Not the best route aesthetically but the large ammounts of heart stopping exposure gave it an excellent big mountain feel. Leading the 4th pitch traverse was the highlight for me.
Gerry_Doncaster - AltLd - 23/Sep/12

my first multi-pitch (5/6 Pitches). Climbed with Andrew Knight on SUMC trip.
TJ Mather - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with fergus

all the right pitches, not necessarily in the right order ! 2,3 then an to 4,5 the 1 and ab off ! turns out i led them all !
lithos - AltLd - 30/Jul/11

To avoid repeating the middle grassy pitches, we abbed off the top of Arete Chimney & Crack to do the last pitch of Gordon & Craig's, then walked down to the bottom, did the first pitch, and abbed off!
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Rob

Dave Richards - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with sjbrook, Jeremy

Possibly a record for the longest assent of Gordon and Craig route, 5-6 hours. Climbed with 3 on half ropes and two seconds. 1st pitch went fine with Dave leading, 1st pitch of ArÍte Chimney and Crack looked better climbing. 2nd pitch, lead by me wasnít great climbing with lots of grass and loose rock, may have been slightly off line. 3rd pitch Dave leading, some confusion about the route lead us to the left and not the right, this put us into Abrahams Route, a grassy gully with one difficult move required to get us back on route. A change of belay position meant it was more convenient for Dave to lead the 4th pitch, the Gordon and Craig traverse (Dave loves a Traverse). The traverse is crossed by many other routes and it was necessary for Dave to wait to pass a pair on what I think was Eliminate A. This pitch took between 1.5 and 2 hours and taught us an important lesson in planning alternative escape routes. The traverse was exposed and I felt nervous while seconding as I was shivering from the cold of standing for nearly 2 hours. By this time we were all very cold in the shade on Dow and so I lead the last two pitches in one. Pitch 5 was great, this made the route for me, by the time I had got up the ramp I was warming back up and my head was back in the right place, which was fortunate as the moves round the corner were very exposed and delicate. The 6th pitch was easier with some nice moves on the ramp before topping out. In summary the top 3 pitches of the route were worth it, Iím sure the chimney on the 3rd pitch would have been good had we found it, lessons learnt; plan escapes/alternatives and use them, take a spare layer and possibly a little food and drink if there is a chance you could be a long time.
sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Jeremy, Dave Richards, PMC

nia - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with harry

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/10

tradmonkey - AltLd - 08/Sep/10 with Dad

Pitch 5 is very exciting
Simon2005 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with ChrisL

MALTEAZER - 2nd - May/10

Ken Taylor - 2010

Led P1 P3 P6
Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with Stuart Halford

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

barney@helmshore - AltLd - 06/Jul/09 with Simon and Bruce

Seymore Butt - 2009

daveyji - AltLd - Jul/08 with Chris Wilson

Hidden - 2008

auld al - AltLd O/S - Jun/07

wushu - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/07

ieverett - AltLd O/S - Sep/06 with Liz Moreno

muzz44 - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Apr/06

jim robertson - 2006

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 15/May/04 with Paul Nurse

steve prior - AltLd - May/03 with Andy C

Hidden - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/99

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 1999 with Dave Cowling

babymoac - AltLd - 29/Aug/98 with Charles

cem - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/98 with Andy Buckley

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/98 with MB

Climbed sometimes in the 90's
MONKEY78 - Lead - 1996

EddieA - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/95 with Fergus, Simon W

Raggar - Lead - 13/Aug/94 with Jo G

Instructing clients from Ghyll Head OPC on some Dow classics
Sean Kelly - Lead - May/92

Bob - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/90

Rog Wilko - Lead - Sep/89 with Debbie Wilkinson

PeteCheung - AltLd - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 1987

Andy Say - Solo - 30/Jun/84

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/80

nige - AltLd - 1980 with kevin hunt

Working. With school pupil
David Smith - Lead - 20/Jun/76

rogerskews - AltLd - 1976 with Martin Coward

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/70

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 57 (3.5%)
Lead13 of 57 (22.8%)
Followed5 of 57 (8.8%)
Alt Leads30 of 57 (52.6%)
Unknown7 of 57 (12.3%)

'Climbed'34 of 57 (59.6%)
clean O/S23 of 57 (40.4%)