Hidden - 03/Jul/15
Led pitches 2 (scrappy and loose in places) and 5 (great moves with loads of exposure). Glorious weather.
Jamie Brown - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Mike Shaw, Donal
gunnarofhlidarend - AltLd - 2015
Hidden - 2015
Hidden - 2014
got a bit lost
Gordon W - AltLd O/S - 2014
A cracking climb, on a great day.
chris skipton - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with erica
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 - Jun/00
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
DavidEvans - 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
Hidden - AltLd - 1987
Hidden - Lead - 1987
Only the first half, escaped off.
Steve Crowe - Solo - 19/Oct/85
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/85
Andy Say - Solo - 30/Jun/84
Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/80
nige - AltLd - 1980 with kevin hunt
Working. With school pupil
uphillnow - Lead - 20/Jun/76
rogerskews - AltLd - 1976 with Martin Coward
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/70
Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/65