Hidden 24/May Lead O/S
Harley Allan 16/May AltLd
Fiona Reid 15/May AltLd O/S

Awesome route with as some great climbing and situations. Done in 6 pitches. Led even pitches. Took the 4c variation up the V groove on pitch 2.

with Mike
Mike-W-99 15/May AltLd O/S

Led 1,3,5. An interesting exposed route with some fine situations.

with Fiona
Hidden 14/May Lead O/S
Luke Jones 14/May AltLd rpt

Led P2, 4 & 6.

with Will
Freshprintce 14/May AltLd
Hidden 14/May 2nd
Phil Ingle 10/May -
HB1 10/May AltLd

Top pitches after Isengard

with PI
henry james 19/Mar AltLd dnf

Some awesome exposure. I climbed pitches two and four, but we didn't have the will-power to finish off the last two pitches. Intense first climb, shall come back again.

with Max
jacko120 12/Jan AltLd
davebrox ??/2016 -
SomeClimbingGuy 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Brilliant day out, camping at the car park the day before - great stars. I lead pitches 1 and combined 3+4, James lead 2 and combined 5+6, some very exposed sections on pitch 4. Loved it....until I fell in a bog on the way back to receive our bags

with James Moorcroft
Flatfoot 03/Oct/15 2nd dnf
Hidden 02/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Paul Figg 27/Sep/15 Solo
Hidden 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Keith Swainson 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Matt Levick
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
joermann 18/Aug/15 AltLd
freemanTom 08/Aug/15 AltLd

Route finding intriguing. Good route,led 2nd , 4th and part of 5 pitch.

with Ben Pearce
David Wynne 01/Aug/15 AltLd

Lead pitches 2, 4 and 6. Pitch 6 is quite run out but after any real difficulties have been past and finishes up a fantastic rough wall.

with Tony Womersley
pftom 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P1,2 & 5

burto 01/Aug/15 Lead
with robert
BPaske 30/Jul/15 AltLd
tomowen13 30/Jul/15 AltLd
foostu4 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Linked pitched 1+2 and 3+4 for speed.

BigTone 25/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Nearly died at the start when showered with rocks from above.

Hidden 23/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Ken Taylor 15/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

I led P1, 3, 5

with Steve Livingston
Hidden 01/Jul/15 2nd
telemarker 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
freudy_love 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Stewart Munro
Will Gordon 12/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Great route, overestimated pitch lengths and from the large cave onward were actually well ahead of where we thought we were. Led 2 & 3 together, 4, 5 and 6.

Hidden 12/Jun/15 AltLd
joeflan 11/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
DanielBryan 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

What a beauty! I led 2,4 and 6. Well worth a visit.

AndrewP 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Bryan
chris smith 27/May/15 Lead O/S

Done on the 28th may. Whole route was clean and dry. Very soft for a VS. 2 nd pitch is the stiffest.

with david cowley
David Cowley 27/May/15 2nd O/S
Colin Scotchford 23/May/15 AltLd

pitches 4-6 after isengard

Danny Crump 02/Apr/15 AltLd
with Lee Dearden
mattkemp70 ??/2015 -
mattkemp70 ??/2015 -
jon_gill1 29/Nov/14 Lead dnf

Pitch 3 was soaking so we thought better of it. looking forward to coming back in the summer time for this route and then probably Nimrod.

with nick loc
Hidden 29/Nov/14 2nd dnf
Sofie Quist 12/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 and 2 together. Tom lead the rest. Parts of the route were quite damp - fell on (very wet) crux. We might have gone a bit off route between pitch 4 and 6. Amazing fun and exposed climb!

tomwhitchurch 12/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 3-6 as two. Got a bit lost on the route thinking we had a lot further to go than we did, but it seems more or less right.

ned_85 21/Sep/14 AltLd
with Neil Maddison
Marq 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

SMSMSM took 4c option on pitch 2

SteveM 21/Sep/14 AltLd
with Marq
Luke Jones 20/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2, 4, 5. Great positions on p4 and 5.

with Sam - LMC
Hidden 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
mussonlr 16/Sep/14 AltLd
smithjmw46 15/Sep/14 AltLd

"One of the greatest rock climbs in Britain"

mark20 13/Sep/14 Solo O/S
bullwinkle 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Done in 4 pitches. Alan 1, 2 & 5, me 3, 4 & 6.

with Alan
Kate Edhouse 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Wonderful climb, varied and exciting pitches!

erbridger 27/Aug/14 AltLd

Kate lead first pitch and alternate from there. Brillant route with varied style pitches. Choose direct line on pitch 2 to make 4c.

Stone Muppet 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Finished up easy crack as started late and wanted to see the sunset

with ah
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 AltLd
r_o_b_h2 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Good route, Loads of exposure

with Matt Harris
Hidden 28/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
Mr Messy 27/Jul/14 Lead rpt

bailed after pitch 4 due to heavy rain

with Sam
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
James_Kendal 26/Jul/14 2nd

Linked from top of Isengard.

with Neil H, Annette
NickyC 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Zain Karim
net 25/Jul/14 AltLd

Top 3 pitches only following Isengard

with James KMC, Neil H
Hidden 23/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Heather Osborne 22/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Stickle Tarn 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Lead all pitches.

helin 11/Jul/14 AltLd
with peter
Gem Minihan 11/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Barry Kerslake 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Got schooled while belaying on the 6th pitch by a guy soloing the same route. Topped out and ate a jammie wagon wheel.

with Gem
jasonpm 09/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route, very exposed but good climbing.

with Simon
CMoore 06/Jul/14 AltLd
with Dave Chambers
CMoore 02/Jul/14 AltLd

V Poor weather. in big boots.

with Will McEvoy
cem 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3 & 5. Not really a proper onsight as I'd done some of the pitches before, but it was the first time I'd climbed the entire route. Excellent.

with Dave Amos
Sam-westcott 15/Jun/14 -
PaulC 14/Jun/14 Lead

Lead all pitches

MoWalker3 13/Jun/14 -
with Cormac
jac00 01/Jun/14 AltLd dnf
with Tom
petegunn 31/May/14 AltLd
with Davina
Hannes B 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom
Hidden 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
davkeo 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

2nd,4th & 5th pitch. Lovely varied climb with some airy bits.

cearbhalld 31/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1-P3-P6

rd20 24/May/14 AltLd O/S

RD odd pitches. Great route though cold, windy and rain on second half.

with Peri
dakidunn 22/May/14 AltLd
Tommy Moore 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

Great route up some great rock. Fantastic position on P2, what a privilege to lead. Alex linked P3 and the crack of Arete Chimney and Crack to finish. Poor communication, won't do that again.

with Alex Taylor
jev 16/May/14 Lead O/S
with Sian
2010_graham 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Finished up Eliminate A from the top of Isengard.

peter.ravenscroft27 29/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

one of the Best multi pitch VS ever (in my personal opinion of limited knowledge.) Gear Everywere! Exposed! Big! fantastic rock all the way! AWESOME! Non stop fun from start to end. Led p1&2 as a big single pitch then led 4 and soloed pitch 6. Best pitch in my opinion Pitch 3 the traverse... unreal great position, however seconding the very first move is Gnarly you don't want to fall there! had a swim in goats water after.

with Sean Holmes
dkd 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Al
frano81 19/Apr/14 AltLd β
Olli-C 19/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Brilliant to do this again, cruising it this time.

with Chris Waddle
joedoherty 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Will Graham
JimboWizbo 30/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

1, 3, 5 and 6. I'm sure I went off route on pitch 6. 2-3 pitches of scrambling to the top. 6 hours. Brilliant exposure.

with Beth
Hidden 30/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 2nd O/S
Alex Munnery 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Danny Crump 31/Aug/13 AltLd
with Steve Farndon
Steve Lenartowicz 25/Aug/13 Lead
with Clare
BigTone 24/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead all the odd pitches. If i was to do it again I'd do it in 3 big pitches (assuming you have 2 x 60s). Easy VS. Character building in the wet :0)

Alan Dixon 08/Aug/13 2nd


with Chris Wright
Tilt ?/Aug/13 AltLd

Excellent route.

with Matt Bello
will moy ?/Aug/13 Lead
with sophie
Hidden 27/Jul/13 AltLd
BTphonehome 26/Jul/13 Lead dnf
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 26/Jul/13 2nd dnf
with Bram
Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Tanya Savage 20/Jul/13 Lead

wobbly first pitch, immediate exposure and gear not great (kicked out cam). pitches 3 and 5 scary starts, but scariness shortlived. may have accidentally done last pitch of arete, chimney, crack.

Hidden 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Neil Pacey 20/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Chris Nash 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Dervey 17/Jul/13 -
with Rich
Richard Alderton 17/Jul/13 AltLd

Second time around and enjoyed it even more.

with Liam
Hidden 15/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Rob84 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Mason
Hidden 13/Jul/13 AltLd
Rob Rocket 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

1,2,4 & 5

with Neil Porter
Tom.Priestley 13/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Great Climb, Supposed tricky traverse is well protected with nuts and a small cam.

Graham Westbrook 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hunter72 10/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Peter Ibberson
matty123 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Robert Ashcroft
Hidden 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
brockers 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 -
mattking_109 06/Jul/13 AltLd dnf

Completed pitches 1-4, but had to bail due to Lizzie having a train to catch. I lead pitches 1 and 2. Pitch 5 looked wild - will definitely be returning to finish this one off...

with Lizzie, Catrin
mikecollins 06/Jul/13 AltLd
with manmike
cem 06/Jul/13 2nd

First 2 pitches only. Got stuck behind another party & were too pressed for time to wait so abbed off.

catrin289 06/Jul/13 AltLd dnf

Only finished 4 pitches before having to leave. Led 3 and 4, which were both awesome.

with Lizzie W, Matt King
steve gould 06/Jul/13 Lead
James Mackin 18/Jun/13 AltLd
Adi Hooper 18/Jun/13 AltLd
Sue Underwood 09/Jun/13 2nd
with Geoff Trewin
TimKnight 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led P6, but mainly provided encouragement and photography for Jen and Dave. Great

with Dave Marshall, Jen Shutt
Hidden 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
tskelhon 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
clmacdonald 06/Jun/13 AltLd
thomaspomfrett 05/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p1,3,5. Ed lead 2,4,6. Felt soft at VS 4c

with Ed Poulter
ollyroberts 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1,3,5

piersnewton 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

pitch 2,4,6

MattyOsh 01/Jun/13 2nd O/S
bgreen3761 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Em66 ?/Jun/13 -
with Mat
jcooper8 30/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 2nd
Chris Manasseh 25/May/13 AltLd

Led 1,3+5

with Ste Millington
stemill 25/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/13 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/13 AltLd
westong ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
neilh ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
jonny taylor 15/Sep/12 AltLd rpt

Rochers perchés pitch was very slimy indeed!

Steve Woollard 15/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Palmer 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
climbingpixie 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S


with Andy
Hidden 11/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
GraMc 11/Aug/12 Solo O/S
shugsan 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
j_nelson 11/Aug/12 2nd
with shugsan
jezb1 10/Aug/12 AltLd

Brilliant route. Got the good crux pitch. Ran some together. Very straight forward for 4c

Hidden 10/Aug/12 -
thomasaneurinsmith 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S


with Katherine Torr
ritchierich 08/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2,3 and 5 for me,little wet on pitch 3.

with Vinny
vinspin 08/Aug/12 AltLd
with ritchie
Hidden 29/Jul/12 Lead dnf
kato'sdad 27/Jul/12 AltLd
with Laurence ex. KMC
Goose4 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S


with Tim Hunt
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd
oliverk 21/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant positions, good gear apart from 1st pitch

Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
sting 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

first trad multipitch went well, good value for 4c :)

with kwaidy
Hidden 21/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/12 2nd
Laurence Cowton 13/Jun/12 AltLd

Good fun as always.

with Vince
Jack Loftus 11/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Dan Armstrong
domskezz 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Took a wrong turn for pitchs 4 and 5 going too far left. Need to go back and try it in full again.

with Laurie
Will Hunt 04/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Exceptional. Led P1, P3, P5 (spooky).

tsjx 04/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/12 -
Hidden 04/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Adi Hooper 29/May/12 Lead
with Duncan Ward
ST3V10 27/May/12 Lead
Richard Alderton 26/May/12 AltLd

Led P2,4,6. Absolutely scorching hot day, and glad when the route finally got into shade!

with Jon Ritson
Ben Sharp 21/May/12 AltLd
Stickle Tarn 21/May/12 AltLd
Hidden 09/May/12 Lead O/S
JenDurden 05/May/12 AltLd

Joined and did pitches 4-6 after Isengard. Lead pitches 4 and 6.

with JoePrem
Hidden 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
Matt Smith 05/May/12 AltLd O/S

Great climb, even in the cold which added to the atmosphere. First two pitches are not much to rave about, but the rest.. amazing exposure and positions. Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5.

Brian Smith 84 ?/May/12 AltLd
with Ben Thynne
monkey1 24/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Fantastic route - surpassed expectations! Showery and cold hands throughout, did in 3 pitches then abbed off into Great gully in hale storm. Unbelievable exposure throughout; long rising traverse (ptch 3+4) and commiting crux (ptch 5) breathtaking! Amazing. Will go and do again in some nicer weather

Stickle Tarn ?/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Matt Schwarz 30/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

did 4 5 6 after isengard, lead 4 and 6

with Tim Harrison
Jonny Fart-Pants 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Ian Hinkins ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
gingermike1 ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
A Mountain Journey ??/2012 Lead

Felt really great to get this one done. Enjoyed every move and will be back for future ascents

with Kate
johno072 ??/2012 -
KateA ??/2012 2nd
Mackinclimb 07/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead
AndyT1151 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
tobyk 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

climbed with full rucksacks on, mountaineering style. Pretty good that.

with Emma Akam
chris_B 01/Oct/11 Lead

Very overated - lots of wandering around interspersed with some ok climbing.

Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
louby 01/Oct/11 2nd
Rich Thornton 30/Sep/11 2nd dog

Only dogged on 4c pitch, one move!

with James Harland
martrin 12/Sep/11 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
simon mitchie 23/Aug/11 AltLd β

With Jim, lead second pitch

ceaddiso 30/Jul/11 2nd

A great route with some slightly scary traverses! Lovely belaying in the sun for a change!

with Conan
lithos 30/Jul/11 AltLd

3rd time i've walked up trying to do it, this time we were first and We did it in 6 pitches as Simon wanted me to do the 4c pitches,which works well. Fun but busy, and then empty after the 3 early ascents! P1, P3,P5

with Simon C
Simon Caldwell 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

In 6 pitches as per the guidebook, I led the even numbers so I could avoid the 4c pitches, needn't have worried as they were fine. Didn't slow us down much, we still had time for another 3 routes! A great route, look forward to repeating it some day.

with Rob
Conan 30/Jul/11 Lead

Perfect conditions but quite slow. The group in front did in 6 pitches so the teams were stacking up behind them. Nice day to chill out though!

with Clare A
clairepoppett 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

I led even pitches, and finished up the crack of arete chimney and crack. Pitch 3 is stunning!

with John F
frost 10/Jul/11 Lead
with Clare
carl_123 09/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Bungy williams
adam 24 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Lee Sheard 03/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with Adam
buddha1369 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches.

Jonny Nick 03/Jul/11 AltLd

Lead pitces 2,4,6. Think I got the best of the bunch. Would have liked to have lead pitch 5 though! Amazing route, brilliant weather

Adam1973 03/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
Noodles 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, 2, 4, 5, a really great route all to our selves well worth the sweltering walk in

Jillybean 03/Jul/11 AltLd
with Martyn
timf ?/Jul/11 -
erinbastian 14/Jun/11 Lead
Tightsgirl 12/Jun/11 AltLd


pffft 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitchs 2,4,6. Awesome Route, loved leading pitch 4, easy, exposed fun!

with Hannah Francis, Ben Robinson, Naomi Havercroft
Hidden 11/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/11 2nd dog
joe_lancs 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Dunx 31/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Josh
john lynch 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
with simon smith
Grabtheslab 14/May/11 -

hot day, great route

with Matt
Hidden 03/May/11 Lead β
GuyM ?/May/11 AltLd
with will
MALTEAZER ?/May/11 2nd
WB 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

pretty impresive for VS. nearly got blown off the top the wind was so strong

with Guy
Luke90 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Last few pitches only to complete Isengard

dmaldonado 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
ClimberJimmyB 25/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/11 AltLd
Sidekick 23/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
callum r 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Did Eliminate A as my first multipitch route and i, would say it is one of the best climbs on Dow crag (3*)

Nigel Bond 20/Apr/11 AltLd
with Bern Hardman
Hidden 18/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Monoaffe ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Tomprusk 06/Mar/11 AltLd β

Amazing conditions for the time of year, completely bone dry! Did all pitches this time, did second half last year.

with Dad
miketangokilo ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Joolz ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
eldre070 ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Jonny Raines ?/Dec/10 Lead dnf

Got Eliminated...ow.

with Sophie Keltie
johniebriggs ?/Oct/10 AltLd

good -murray as good if not better - and very sociable route, with kat after driving up from home at 7am. led P2,4,5 great day

with Kat M
tmawer 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt

With Isengard start

with Maz
maggie505 04/Sep/10 -
with John Armstrong
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd rpt
MazElden 03/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Daniel Sutherland 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Liam
Liam Martin 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
xphoenix0 ?/Sep/10 2nd O/S

wow my first proper mountian route only a second maybe next year i will lead it all

jl 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Penny
erica 19/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2, 4 and 6. Pitch 1 a little greasy, crux moves of pitch 3 wet - not nice! Didn't like finding loose rock on pitch 6 especially in the rain. Still a great route with good exposure and interesting and varied climbing.

with John
John Brayshaw 19/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

TT Still damp in places after rain in the morning - made 3rd pitch especially tricky - and rained again for top pitch. Great route though.

with Erica
Hidden 16/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/10 -
thomasaneurinsmith 15/Aug/10 AltLd
with Jamie Nicholson
chris smith 12/Aug/10 -
Hidden ?/Aug/10 Lead
Toby B 1985 28/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/10 AltLd
Nigel Coe 27/Jun/10 AltLd
with Alan Walmsley
andrea83 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent. Lead the crux pitches. The two traverses were interesting. Must get micro cams as they protected the first. Foot popped but hands held! Really good route.

with Saffra
matt.woodfield 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
carl_123 25/Jun/10 2nd O/S
That Shallot 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Absolutely fantastic climb. If you can climb vs confidently then do this climb. It will put you in some stunningly airy and exposed positions high on the crag. The second pitch onwards it just gets better and better until the final pitch which drops to 4b again. The 3rd,4th,5th pitches are unbelievable.

with Jack
jwpil 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Mat
Adi Hooper 17/Jun/10 Lead

Led all pitches.

with Alex Stothert
Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
J1PEF 15/Jun/10 AltLd
dja 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
beds74 15/Jun/10 AltLd
Mr Sparkle 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Pearson
glenngordon 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
joe1979 06/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
The Ivanator 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Decided to bag one more route late in the day and climbed in under two hours, ran down to the car and just made last orders in Coniston.

with Stewart
LozM 30/May/10 AltLd
with Mark J
Tightsgirl 30/May/10 2nd
with Pete Staves
Ahab 29/May/10 Lead O/S
KevB 25/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Tony P
leon 23/May/10 AltLd

Did piches 1,3,4,5,6

with Steven Davidson
Hidden 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
cem 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

Final 3 pitches only (I led last 2) as we joined it from Isengard

with Mark O'Neill
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead
tjmillen 03/May/10 Lead
with dorine
tim newton 03/May/10 AltLd O/S
with peter fagan
bexyboo 23/Apr/10 2nd
with simon holden
Olli-C 12/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Pete lead first pitch, oli bailed after the first pitch. i lead 2 and got lost ended up doing the crux of 3 instead of finding the belay which meant my gear was about 2m away, didnt know where i was ended up belaying in the middle of pitch three. pete followed, got stuck, pulled on the rope he wasn't climbing on the runner that it past through ripped and pete fell a couple of feet, we both freaked out a bit eventually found out where we were and made it to the propper belay there was talk of abbing off as we were both quite shocked and felt a little sick. pete was to shaken to lead so i manned up and lead the rest with quite a bit of hollow sounding rock and loads of exposure. took 6 hours.....epic.

with pete mcfee, oli robson
Tomprusk 12/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Missed out first two pitches for the first pitch of Isengard

dan_o_b ?/Apr/10 AltLd
dan_o_b ?/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
RM199 ??/2010 AltLd O/S
craig matheson ??/2010 -
Safety Monkey ??/2010 Lead

Steve was a fanny the whole way up! Love you dude!

David Woods ??/2010 2nd
with Mikey Vogler
plain kitten ??/2010 -
Hidden 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/09 AltLd
Chad123 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Fun day out with the Strong family and an excellent route to take Sam up - loads of nice moves in a great position - more like 3 pitches than 6!

with Emily
mark v 20/Sep/09 2nd

What a great route

with Mike Norbury
Little B 18/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
C Mclean 13/Sep/09 Solo
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd
twoplates ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Robbie
tomhull 08/Aug/09 AltLd
with matt harris
Adam1973 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Neil
Hidden 08/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Adi Hooper 06/Aug/09 AltLd

led 3rd and 5th (4c) pitches

with Roger Ward
LittleJoe 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Rob
Hidden 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Bennykr 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Jonny
Jillybean 25/Jul/09 AltLd
with Greg
reinschgm 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Bottles last pitch, had top rope from Jonny Baker

with Jill
Hidden 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
abbeywall 27/Jun/09 AltLd

led 2 and 4, great route, despite going for an alpine start to avoid the crowds, no one else on the route until we got down

with K, FM
PenJD 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1, 3 and 5. Duz 2, 4 and 6. Great route. Fantastic day.

Duz Walker 26/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2, 4 and 6. Pen 1, 3 and 5.

with Penny
tommytuffa 23/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

One of the best routes i've ever done. Superb rock

with Miles
Daniels735 21/Jun/09 2nd

Scray when damp

cheeky 08/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

I lep pitches (1+2),4 and off route for pitch 6

mark4344 08/Jun/09 AltLd

great climbing with enjoyable varied climbing. unfortunately went too far right and off route on pitch 5.

with Matt Payne
Hidden 04/Jun/09 -
gregoritos 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Goi
jonka ?/Jun/09 AltLd

top route

with gareth
Hidden 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
goi.ashmore 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Greg
Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
Sophie Nunn 30/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/09 -
Lee Sheard 29/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy Emms
jonny taylor 29/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lost track of pitches and as a result Andy nearly ended up setting off up Samba Pa Ti. A good route, but wouldn't say it's the best VS on the crag. A smug climb on a friday evening before watching the crowds queuing the next day.

with Andy B
dashitboarder 25/May/09 2nd
with Dad
stimpey 25/May/09 Lead O/S

Superb route, superb weather!!

with Tom
Timpy1584 25/May/09 2nd
with Steve
CMoore 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/09 2nd
mike71 ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with dougie
Spence22 ?/May/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Hidden 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 26/Apr/09 AltLd

Good climb with good gear. Done in 3 pitches.

decs 05/Apr/09 AltLd
with Ian
bullwinkle 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Joined at the cave belay after starting up Isengard.

with Bart
tebs 05/Apr/09 AltLd
with Tim
Hidden 02/Apr/09 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
drpeters ?/Apr/09 AltLd
with Iain Peters, Colin Struthers, Alan Struthers
shaw016 ??/2009 2nd O/S
shaw016 ??/2009 2nd rpt
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
flatnose ??/2009 -
Chris M ??/2009 -
tebs 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic. Not too hard for VS but brilliant exposed positions.

with katie
Hidden ?/Sep/08 Solo O/S
Maz J 23/Aug/08 AltLd
Andy S 28/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Deano had a bit of an epic on the 3rd (I think!) pitch and required a bit of a rescue. She pulled it together well after that! Took ages in a three - need to improve on my stance management. Great climb though! Highly recommended!

with Hank, Deano
net 26/Jul/08 AltLd

I led even pitches. Cock up at the top when Martin carried on up second to last pitch and ended up topping out on the crack of Arete, Chimney & Crack. I was a little bit cross

JWB 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jul/08 AltLd
MrH 24/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

String together pitches 1 and 2. Enjoy pitches 3, 4 and 5 - awesome! Good mix of pumpy hands-on climbing and delicate 'got to trust your feet' moves.

with Joolz
sdi 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Maria
maria85 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
with Stef
djking1983 09/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Harold Edwards
Franco Cookson OLD 15/Jun/08 Solo O/S

Nice, soloed twice.

Hidden 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
jeffb 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

andy and me alt leads - richard in middle

with andy c and richard
RCrockford 07/Jun/08 2nd
with jeffb, Andy C
Calder 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy G
@ndy 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
rayash 29/May/08 AltLd

recommended,massive walk in,

with jimgray
Hidden 25/May/08 Lead O/S
vvanhinsbergh 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
hamish2016 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with vince vahinsberg
Guy Wilson 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 -
skittles 15/May/08 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall 10/May/08 AltLd

Simon lead the odd numbered pitches. Fantastic route

Conan 10/May/08 Lead O/S

Led the 6 pitches. Easily done in 3 or 4 pitches.

jadm2 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Alan
Goody 10/May/08 2nd O/S
Steve Pardoe 07/May/08 2nd

Excellent mountain route, right at the limit of my physical and mental capability. Glad I had a professional leading me up it! Some airy moves with sensational exposure, but very enjoyable and well worth its three stars. Trip report at

with Robin Beadle (Guide)
Paula Hamilton-Gibson 07/May/08 AltLd
with Alan Doughety
joe larner 05/May/08 Lead O/S

Fantastic Route. Did it in three pitches with no one else on it as we left it until later in the day.

with Dad and Sam
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Samsungl ?/May/08 2nd O/S


with Dai Larner and Joe Larner
Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Mike Hargreaves 18/Oct/07 AltLd
with Sam Sykes
Hidden ?/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
Diggler ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
dobrek 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S

I lead 2 and 5 pitch

with Simon K
Simon4 08/Sep/07 2nd
with dobrek
AdCo82 ?/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Chris Guest
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 2nd O/S
charlie barnes 23/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

blood brilliant

with nick and danny
Steve Waters, Mynydd 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S

I led all but the final pitch. Superb route. The rising traverse pitch is a particular joy.

with Ann Sanderson
Mike Lee 09/Aug/07 2nd

110mt VS4c 3 or 4 pitches.

with Jim
Hidden 30/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 23/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
Neil Pacey 10/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Dave Kerr 05/Jun/07 AltLd
with Peter Phillips
peterp 05/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Dave Kerr
Alex Thompson 28/May/07 2nd O/S
with Haydn & Tom
mje1398 04/May/07 AltLd O/S
with John M
Christopher Williamson ?/May/07 -
david morse 28/Apr/07 AltLd
with jon denniss
Hidden 28/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
simonfife 15/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

great climb contains everything

with Antony M
smollett ?/Apr/07 AltLd
jonnie3430 ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
cat22 23/Mar/07 2nd O/S
with Mike
davetigger ??/2007 Lead O/S
Pete Graham ??/2007 AltLd
Phill Mitch ??/2007 Lead O/S
with gritstone club
kato'sdad ??/2007 AltLd
with Giles Trussel
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden 10/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/06 -
craig h 25/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Scot B, Luke Steer
Hidden 16/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jul/06 AltLd
joe king 14/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with steve whitehurst
Nicos 01/Jul/06 Lead O/S
davidwright 17/Jun/06 Lead O/S
KeithW 10/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Had to queue, but superb route. Very sunny & windy.

with SteveM
Hidden 10/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 10/Jun/06 Lead

Climbing on Dow in shorts!

with Alan Maines
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/May/06 AltLd O/S

repeated with Murray 14/o6/09 lead P1, P3, P5. excellent! good weather too.

with Matt Gordon
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2006 -
ilikemonkys ??/2006 2nd
tomhull ??/2006 Lead ??/2006 AltLd
Neil Ireson 02/Sep/05 AltLd
with Jane
Richard Weller 20/Aug/05 AltLd
with Richard White
nakedave ?/Aug/05 -
peter fetlar ?/Aug/05 AltLd β

lead 1,3,5

with Andy long
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Dave Latimer 20/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
Ann S 01/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

Led the 4b pitches, Bill led the 4c's

with Bill Harrison
Bella ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Dorothy
Trobbo 28/Jun/05 AltLd
with darren hartley
Hidden 26/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Topsy Turvy ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S

date aprox

with Rob Sykes
duncana 14/May/05 AltLd

Varied route

with Pippa Archer
spoony84 ??/2005 AltLd O/S

with daz

Trobbo 04/Sep/04 AltLd O/S
with graham wood
Sankey ?/Sep/04 AltLd O/S

Traverse moves on third pitch are interesting.

with Andy E
Hidden 11/Aug/04 2nd dnf
dave o 11/Aug/04 Lead dnf

did 2 pitches before storm came in

with Julia H
Peter Metcalfe 08/Aug/04 AltLd

Fully deserves its classic status. Exposed but not sustained, fairly easy for the grade.

with Simon
Hidden 05/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 08/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with rob
Paul-Michael 16/May/04 Lead O/S
with Paul Nurse
five 15/May/04 AltLd O/S
with SJ
nai ?/May/04 AltLd
with Mark Taylor
Gman ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with James
John Pickles 24/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
with Kieran Hodgson/Giles Elliot
John Kettle ??/2004 AltLd
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 27/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/03 AltLd
John Marsland 13/Jul/03 AltLd
Laramadness 06/Jul/03 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Bob M 17/Jun/03 AltLd
with Stewart Walker
danm ??/2003 AltLd
arose ?/Oct/02 AltLd

Great fun

with Tom Woodcock
Shaw Brown 04/Aug/02 AltLd
with john martyn
GPN ?/Aug/02 AltLd
with Sam Clifford
rob.grafton ?/Aug/02 Lead
with Ben
MaNimal 05/Jun/02 Lead
with Martin Simpson
Hidden 12/May/02 AltLd
Lakesben ??/2002 Lead
VisionSet ??/2001 Solo O/S
auld al ?/Sep/00 AltLd O/S
Chris Ellis 23/Jul/00 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
Hidden ?/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/00 -
brianrunner ??/2000 -
bullybones ??/2000 -
simon cox ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
tapley 11/Aug/99 AltLd
with Simon Tapley
ArnaudG ??/1999 -
Bug ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 -
DavidEvans 21/Jun/98 2nd

Led 3 and 5

with James Kay
DavidEvans 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with William Wilson, James Kay
Hidden ?/Apr/98 Solo
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1998 AltLd O/S
Paul Figg 19/Jul/97 Lead
stewart murray ?/Jun/97 AltLd rpt

Led P1, P3, P5

with Pete Middleton
miketangokilo ??/1997 AltLd O/S
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 21/Sep/96 AltLd O/S

SLLSSLS (pitches from the Constable guide)

steve prior ?/Sep/96 AltLd
with Andy C
iskra2000 18/Aug/96 AltLd
with Robert Powney
BenTiffin ?/Jul/96 -
with Ellen Hughes
Hidden 23/Jun/96 AltLd rpt
Tim Bateman 22/Jun/96 AltLd
Trobbo 08/Jun/96 AltLd
with andy hartley
chris wyatt ??/1996 AltLd O/S
with amir shah
Hidden ?/Aug/95 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/95 Lead O/S
Bruce Kerr 13/Jul/95 AltLd
p.crooky#1 01/Jul/95 Lead
with Moz
Hidden 28/Jun/95 Lead O/S
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
ColdAndWet ??/1995 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jul/94 -
Andy Say 14/May/94 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/93 Lead

Took about 5 hours owing to being stuck behind a somewhat incompetent party. The leader took two falls on different pitches! Full marks for ambition though.

with Debbie Wilkinson
Sean Kelly ?/May/92 -
Hidden 26/Sep/91 AltLd
andybirtwistle 07/Sep/91 Lead
with Sue Fells
mattnuttall 20/Apr/91 Sent
with Alan Holden
Steve Crowe 17/Jun/90 AltLd O/S


with KM
babymoac 19/May/90 AltLd
with MTW
nige ??/1990 AltLd
with sven rowan
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
mark-abz 17/Jul/89 AltLd
with Terry ?
biggianthead ?/Jun/89 -
with C
daprince ?/Jun/89 -
Tony Buckley ?/May/89 AltLd

A real classic, this one. I got the first and third pitches (guidebook 1+2 and 5+6). The first was a delight, continually interesting climbing. The start of the third has a traverse that looks intimidating but isn't too hard. The technical grade currently given here for this route seems wrong, I'd have said 4c was right.

with Robert Clark
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1989 Lead
with Therry Cooper
badgy ?/May/88 AltLd
stewart murray ??/1987 AltLd O/S

Led P2, P4, P6

with Ross Jervis
malc 28/Jun/86 Lead O/S
with KC
Hidden ??/1986 AltLd
ill_bill 09/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/85 Lead
steveb2006 15/Sep/84 Lead

Instructing - with Mervyns brother Paul and 'Jack'. Good route - my first on Dow Crag apart from Easy Gully

Rob Davies ?/Jul/84 AltLd
with Mike Papworth
Bob 29/Apr/84 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hammy 05/Aug/83 -
with Pete Fry
Hidden ??/1982 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jul/81 Lead O/S
Lord of Starkness ??/1981 AltLd
with Al Davis
robinsi197 ??/1980 AltLd
with Barbara
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 Solo
Hidden 20/May/78 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 12/Jul/75 AltLd
greenbuoy 19/May/73 2nd
with Sarah Woolley, Bob Lister
mikej 27/Aug/72 Lead
with E
Martin Bennett 24/May/71 -
with JD
RichardMc 12/Jun/69 AltLd
with Ian Broome
uphillnow 12/May/68 AltLd
with Ray Watkin
jcw 29/Sep/66 AltLd
with Richard Stewardson
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