Eliminate 'A'*** VS 4c
[Packing up at the top of Eliminate 'A', 2 kb]6 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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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.
jon_gill1 - Lead dnf - 29/Nov/14 with nick loc

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 29/Nov/14

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!
Sofie Quist - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/14 with Tom Whitchurch

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.
tomwhitchurch - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/14 with Sofie Quist

nedders - AltLd - 21/Sep/14 with Neil Maddison

SMSMSM took 4c option on pitch 2
Marq - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Steve Mead

Led P2, 4, 5. Great positions on p4 and 5.
Luke Jones - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Sam - LMC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14

mussonlr - AltLd - 16/Sep/14

"One of the greatest rock climbs in Britain"
smithjmw46 - AltLd - 15/Sep/14 with Lee Musson

mark20 - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/14

Done in 4 pitches. Alan 1, 2 & 5, me 3, 4 & 6.
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Alan

Wonderful climb, varied and exciting pitches!
Kate Edhouse - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Emily Bridger

Kate lead first pitch and alternate from there. Brillant route with varied style pitches. Choose direct line on pitch 2 to make 4c.
erbridger - AltLd - 27/Aug/14 with Kate Edhouse

Finished up easy crack as started late and wanted to see the sunset
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/14 with ah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/14

Good route, Loads of exposure
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Matt Harris

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Jul/14

bailed after pitch 4 due to heavy rain
Mr Messy - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Sam

Linked from top of Isengard.
James_Kendal - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Neil, Annette

NickyC - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Zain Karim

Top 3 pitches only following Isengard
net - AltLd - 25/Jul/14 with James KMC, Neil H

Lead pitches 1,3 & 5.
WillCass - AltLd - 23/Jul/14 with Monika

Led P1, 3 and 6. Heather led P2, 4, 5. Great route, felt pretty soft though.
Mike Nolan - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Heather Osborne

Heather Osborne - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Mike Nolan

Lead all pitches.
Stickle Tarn - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/14

helin - AltLd - 11/Jul/14 with peter

Gem Minihan - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Barry Kerslake

Got schooled while belaying on the 6th pitch by a guy soloing the same route. Topped out and ate a jammie wagon wheel.
Barry Kerslake - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Gem

Brilliant route, very exposed but good climbing.
jasonpm - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Simon

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.
cem - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Dave Amos

Sam-westcott - 15/Jun/14 with Paul Cannon

Lead all pitches
PaulC - Lead - 14/Jun/14

MoWalker3 - 13/Jun/14 with Cormac

jac00 - AltLd dnf - 01/Jun/14 with Tom

petegunn - AltLd - 31/May/14 with Davina

Hannes B - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Tom W

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14

Led P1-P3-P6
cearbhalld - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Dave Keogh

RD odd pitches. Great route though cold, windy and rain on second half.
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/14 with Peri

dakidunn - AltLd - 22/May/14 with John Armstrong

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14

jev - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Sian

Finished up Eliminate A from the top of Isengard.
2010_graham - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

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.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Sean Holmes

dkd - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Al

frano81 - AltLd β - 19/Apr/14

Led pitches 1,3 and 5. Brilliant to do this again, cruising it this time.
Olli-C - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/14 with Chris Waddle

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Will Graham

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.
JimboWizbo - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Beth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2014

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Jordan Peaker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/13

Danny Crump - AltLd - 31/Aug/13 with Steve Farndon

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 25/Aug/13 with Clare

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)
BigTone - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13

Excellent
Alan Dixon - 2nd - 08/Aug/13 with Chris Wright

Excellent route.
Tilt - AltLd - Aug/13 with Matt Bello

will moy - Lead - Aug/13 with sophie

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

BTphonehome - Lead dnf - 26/Jul/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd dnf - 26/Jul/13 with Bram

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13

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.
Tanya Savage - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with Neil Pacey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

Chris Nash - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13

Dervey - 17/Jul/13 with Rich

Second time around and enjoyed it even more.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 17/Jul/13 with Liam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Mason

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/13

1,2,4 & 5
Rob Rocket - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Neil Porter

Great Climb, Supposed tricky traverse is well protected with nuts and a small cam.
Tom.Priestley - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/13

Hunter72 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Peter Ibberson

matty123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Robert Ashcroft

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - 06/Jul/13

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...
mattking_109 - AltLd dnf - 06/Jul/13 with Lizzie, Catrin

mikecollins - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with manmike

First 2 pitches only. Got stuck behind another party & were too pressed for time to wait so abbed off.
cem - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Steve Gould

Only finished 4 pitches before having to leave. Led 3 and 4, which were both awesome.
catrin289 - AltLd dnf - 06/Jul/13 with Lizzie W, Matt King

James Mackin - AltLd - 18/Jun/13

Adi Hooper - AltLd - 18/Jun/13 with James Mackin

Sue Underwood - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Geoff Trewin

Led P6, but mainly provided encouragement and photography for Jen and Dave. Great
TimKnight - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Dave Marshall, Jen Shutt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

tskelhon - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Charlotte

clmacdonald - AltLd - 06/Jun/13 with tskelhon

Lead p1,3,5. Ed lead 2,4,6. Felt soft at VS 4c
thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Ed Poulter

Pitches 1,3,5
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Piers Newton

pitch 2,4,6
piersnewton - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Olly Roberts

MattyOsh - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

bgreen3761 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/13

Em66 - Jun/13 with Mat

jcooper8 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/13

Led 1,3+5
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 25/May/13 with Ste Millington

stemill - AltLd - 25/May/13 with Chris Manasseh

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - 07/May/13

Hidden - AltLd - May/13

westong - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

neilh - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Rochers perchés pitch was very slimy indeed!
jonny taylor - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Steve Woollard

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Palmer - Lead - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/12

Superb!
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Andy

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Aug/12

Ginger McGrath - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/12

shugsan - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with John Nelson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Brilliant route. Got the good crux pitch. Ran some together. Very straight forward for 4c
jezb1 - AltLd - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - 10/Aug/12

Lovely.
thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Katherine Torr

Pitches 2,3 and 5 for me,little wet on pitch 3.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Vinny

vinspin - AltLd - 08/Aug/12 with ritchie

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Jul/12

kato'sdad - AltLd - 27/Jul/12 with Laurence ex. KMC

Awesome!!
Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Tim Hunt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

want another go and another and another
kwaidy - AltLd - 21/Jul/12 with sting

Brilliant positions, good gear apart from 1st pitch
oliverk - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Sarah Moorhouse

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

first trad multipitch went well, good value for 4c :)
sting - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with kwaidy

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

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/12

Good fun as always.
Laurence Cowton - AltLd - 13/Jun/12 with Vince

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Dan Armstrong

Took a wrong turn for pitchs 4 and 5 going too far left. Need to go back and try it in full again.
domskezz - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Laurie

Exceptional. Led P1, P3, P5 (spooky).
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Dave Smith

tsjx - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Adi Hooper - Lead - 29/May/12 with Duncan Ward

ST3V10 - Lead - 27/May/12

Led P2,4,6. Absolutely scorching hot day, and glad when the route finally got into shade!
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Jon Ritson

Ben Sharp - AltLd - 21/May/12 with Ben (Cockermouth)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/12

Joined and did pitches 4-6 after Isengard. Lead pitches 4 and 6.
JenDurden - AltLd - 05/May/12 with JoePrem

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12

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.
Matt Smith - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Paddy Williams

Brian Smith 84 - AltLd - May/12 with Ben Thynne

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
monkey1 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/12

Stickle Tarn - AltLd O/S - Apr/12

did 4 5 6 after isengard, lead 4 and 6
Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Tim Harrison

Jonny Fart-Pants - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Frith Wood

Ian Hinkins - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Callum Anderson - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

gingermike1 - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Felt really great to get this one done. Enjoyed every move and will be back for future ascents
A Mountain Journey - Lead - 2012 with Kate

Mackinclimb - Lead - 07/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/11

AndyT1151 - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

climbed with full rucksacks on, mountaineering style. Pretty good that.
tobyk - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Emma Akam

Very overated - lots of wandering around interspersed with some ok climbing.
chris_B - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with Lou Atkin

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Only dogged on 4c pitch, one move!
Rich Thornton - 2nd dog - 30/Sep/11 with James Harland

martrin - AltLd - 12/Sep/11 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11

With Jim, lead second pitch
simon mitchie - AltLd β - 23/Aug/11

A great route with some slightly scary traverses! Lovely belaying in the sun for a change!
ceaddiso - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Conan

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
lithos - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Simon C

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.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Rob

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!
Conan - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Clare A

I led even pitches, and finished up the crack of arete chimney and crack. Pitch 3 is stunning!
clairepoppett - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with John F

frost - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Clare

carl_123 - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/11 with Bungy williams

adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11

Lee Sheard - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Adam

Lead all pitches.
buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Adam G (OB)

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
Jonny Nick - AltLd - 03/Jul/11

Adam1973 - AltLd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Lee Sheard

Led pitch 1, 2, 4, 5, a really great route all to our selves well worth the sweltering walk in
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Jill Reinsch

Jillybean - AltLd - 03/Jul/11 with Martyn

timf - Jul/11

erinbastian - Lead - 14/Jun/11

Amazing!
Tightsgirl - AltLd - 12/Jun/11 with Naomi Havercroft

Lead pitchs 2,4,6. Awesome Route, loved leading pitch 4, easy, exposed fun!
pffft - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Hannah Francis, Ben Robinson, Naomi Havercroft

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/11

joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11 with Josh

john lynch - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with simon smith

hot day, great route
Grabtheslab - 14/May/11 with Matt

Hidden - Lead β - 03/May/11

GuyM - AltLd - May/11 with will

MALTEAZER - 2nd - May/11

pretty impresive for VS. nearly got blown off the top the wind was so strong
WB - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Guy

Last few pitches only to complete Isengard
Luke90 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with dmaldonado

dmaldonado - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Luke Horne

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 27/Apr/11 with John Nuttall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11

ClimberJimmyB - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Apr/11

Sidekick - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Did Eliminate A as my first multipitch route and i, would say it is one of the best climbs on Dow crag (3*)
callum r - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 20/Apr/11 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/11

Monoaffe - AltLd O/S - Apr/11

Amazing conditions for the time of year, completely bone dry! Did all pitches this time, did second half last year.
Tomprusk - AltLd β - 06/Mar/11 with Dad

miketangokilo - AltLd O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Joolz - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Sean Kelly - 2011

eldre070 - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Got Eliminated...ow.
Jonny Raines - Lead dnf - Dec/10 with Sophie Keltie

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
johniebriggs - AltLd - Oct/10 with Kat M

With Isengard start
tmawer - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Maz

maggie505 - 04/Sep/10 with John Armstrong

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10

Daniel Sutherland - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Liam

Liam Martin - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Daniel Sutherland

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

wow my first proper mountian route only a second maybe next year i will lead it all
xphoenix0 - 2nd O/S - Sep/10

jl - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Penny

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.
erica - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with John

TT Still damp in places after rain in the morning - made 3rd pitch especially tricky - and rained again for top pitch. Great route though.
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Erica

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - 15/Aug/10

thomasaneurinsmith - AltLd - 15/Aug/10 with Jamie Nicholson

chris smith - 12/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Toby B 1985 - AltLd - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/10

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Alan Walmsley

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.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Saffra

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

carl_123 - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

jwpil - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mat

Led all pitches.
Adi Hooper - Lead - 17/Jun/10 with Alex Stothert

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10

J1PEF - AltLd - 15/Jun/10

dja - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Andy Smith

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Lindsey Pearson

glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10

joe1979 - Lead - 06/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

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.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Stewart

LozM - AltLd - 30/May/10 with Mark J

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Pete Staves

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

KevB - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with Tony P

Did piches 1,3,4,5,6
leon - AltLd - 23/May/10 with Steven Davidson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

Final 3 pitches only (I led last 2) as we joined it from Isengard
cem - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Mark O'Neill

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/10

tjmillen - Lead - 03/May/10 with dorine

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with peter fagan

bexyboo - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with simon holden

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.
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with pete mcfee, oli robson

Missed out first two pitches for the first pitch of Isengard
Tomprusk - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Tom Ripley

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

craig matheson - 2010

Steve was a fanny the whole way up! Love you dude!
Safety Monkey - Lead - 2010

David Woods - 2nd - 2010 with Mikey Vogler

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

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/09

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!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Emily

What a great route
mark v - 2nd - 20/Sep/09 with Mike Norbury

Little B - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/09

twoplates - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Robbie

tomhull - AltLd - 08/Aug/09 with matt harris

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Neil

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09

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

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

led 3rd and 5th (4c) pitches
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 06/Aug/09 with Roger Ward

LittleJoe - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Rob

Led 1,2 & 5. Soft for the grade but an excellent route.
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Steve Pugh

Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Jonny

Jillybean - AltLd - 25/Jul/09 with Greg

Bottles last pitch, had top rope from Jonny Baker
reinschgm - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Jill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/09

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
abbeywall - AltLd - 27/Jun/09 with K, FM

I led pitches 1, 3 and 5. Duz 2, 4 and 6. Great route. Fantastic day.
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Duz Walker

I led pitches 2, 4 and 6. Pen 1, 3 and 5.
Duz Walker - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/09 with Penny

One of the best routes i've ever done. Superb rock
tommytuffa - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Miles

Scray when damp
Daniels735 - 2nd - 21/Jun/09

I lep pitches (1+2),4 and off route for pitch 6
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Mark Philipson

great climbing with enjoyable varied climbing. unfortunately went too far right and off route on pitch 5.
mark4344 - AltLd - 08/Jun/09 with Matt Payne

Hidden - 04/Jun/09

gregoritos - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Goi

top route
jonka - AltLd - Jun/09 with gareth

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09

goi.ashmore - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Greg

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 30/May/09

Hidden - 29/May/09

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09 with Andy Emms

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.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 29/May/09 with Andy B

dashitboarder - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Dad

Superb route, superb weather!!
stimpey - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Tom

Timpy1584 - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Steve

Chrismoore94 - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

mike71 - AltLd O/S - May/09 with dougie

Spence22 - Lead O/S - May/09 with Charlie

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

Good climb with good gear. Done in 3 pitches.
moose ridd - AltLd - 26/Apr/09 with M.Sadler

decs - AltLd - 05/Apr/09 with Ian

Joined at the cave belay after starting up Isengard.
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Bart

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/09

drpeters - AltLd - Apr/09 with Iain Peters, Colin Struthers, Alan Struthers

shaw016 - 2nd O/S - 2009

shaw016 - 2nd rpt - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

flatnose - 2009

Chris M - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/08

Maz J - AltLd - 23/Aug/08

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!
Andy S - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Hank, Deano

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
net - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Martin P

JWB - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Rob Lillywhite

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/08

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.
MrH - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Joolz

RedFox - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Maria

maria85 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Stef

djking1983 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/08 with Harold Edwards

Nice, soloed twice.
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson

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

andy and me alt leads - richard in middle
jeffb - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with andy c and richard

RCrockford - 2nd - 07/Jun/08 with jeffb, Andy C

Calder - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Andy G

@ndy - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

recommended,massive walk in,
rayash - AltLd - 29/May/08 with jimgray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/08

vvanhinsbergh - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Hamish Dunn

HamishD - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with vince vahinsberg

Guy Wilson - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Byron Buck

Byronius Maximus - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08 with Guy Wilson

Hidden - 24/May/08

skittles - 2nd O/S - 15/May/08

Simon lead the odd numbered pitches. Fantastic route
Chris the Tall - AltLd - 10/May/08 with Simon Shaw

Led the 6 pitches. Easily done in 3 or 4 pitches.
Conan - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Dave Goodman

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Alan

Goody - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Conan Harrod

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 www.pardoe.net/climbing/dowcrag.htm
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 07/May/08 with Robin Beadle (Guide)

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 07/May/08 with Alan Doughety

Fantastic Route. Did it in three pitches with no one else on it as we left it until later in the day.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Dad and Sam

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Awesome
Samsungl - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Dai Larner and Joe Larner

Hidden - Lead - Apr/08

Hidden - 2008

nickcj - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Mike Hargreaves - AltLd - 18/Oct/07 with Sam Sykes

Hidden - AltLd rpt - Oct/07

Diggler - Lead O/S - Oct/07

I lead 2 and 5 pitch
dobrek - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Simon K

AdCo82 - AltLd O/S - Sep/07 with Chris Guest

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07

blood brilliant
charlie barnes - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/07 with nick and danny

I led all but the final pitch. Superb route. The rising traverse pitch is a particular joy.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Ann Sanderson

110mt VS4c 3 or 4 pitches.
Mike Lee - 2nd - 09/Aug/07 with Jim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/07

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Lee Bonner

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Tanya Savage

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 05/Jun/07 with Peter Phillips

peterp - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Dave Kerr

Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 28/May/07 with Haydn & Tom

mje1398 - AltLd O/S - 04/May/07 with John M

Christopher Williamson - May/07

david morse - AltLd - 28/Apr/07 with jon denniss

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07

great climb contains everything
simonfife - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Antony M

smollett - AltLd - Apr/07 with Francis blunt

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - Apr/07

cat22 - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/07 with Mike

davetigger - Lead O/S - 2007

Pete Graham - AltLd - 2007 with Malcolm Scott

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2007 with gritstone club

kato'sdad - AltLd - 2007 with Giles Trussel

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

Hidden - 09/Sep/06

craig h - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/06 with Scot B, Luke Steer

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/06

ChrisJD - AltLd - 16/Jul/06 with rc

joe king - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/06 with steve whitehurst

Nicos - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with rich howels

davidwright - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

Had to queue, but superb route. Very sunny & windy.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with SteveM

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

Climbing on Dow in shorts!
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 10/Jun/06 with Alan Maines

repeated with Murray 14/o6/09 lead P1, P3, P5. excellent! good weather too.
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - AltLd O/S - May/06 with Matt Gordon

jim robertson - 2006

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2006

ilikemonkys - 2nd - 2006

tomhull - Lead - 2006 with dave thornley

alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 2006

Neil Ireson - AltLd - 02/Sep/05 with Jane

Richard Weller - AltLd - 20/Aug/05 with Richard White

nakedave - Aug/05

lead 1,3,5
peter fetlar - AltLd β - Aug/05 with Andy long

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/05

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/05

Led the 4b pitches, Bill led the 4c's
Ann S - AltLd O/S - 01/Jul/05 with Bill Harrison

Bella - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Dorothy

Trobbo - AltLd - 28/Jun/05 with darren hartley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/05

with daz
spoony84 - AltLd O/S - 2005

Trobbo - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/04 with graham wood

Traverse moves on third pitch are interesting.
Sankey - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with Andy E

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 11/Aug/04

did 2 pitches before storm came in
dave o - Lead dnf - 11/Aug/04 with Julia H

Fully deserves its classic status. Exposed but not sustained, fairly easy for the grade.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 08/Aug/04 with Simon

P1 & P2 me, P3 John (traverse under overhang), P4 Me(traverse out above lip), P5 John, P6 Me.
slacky - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/04 with John Thompson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/04

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/04 with rob

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 16/May/04 with Paul Nurse

five - AltLd O/S - 15/May/04 with SJ

Hidden - AltLd - May/04

Gman - Lead O/S - May/04 with James

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/04 with Kieran Hodgson/Giles Elliot

John Kettle - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/03

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/03

John Marsland - AltLd - 13/Jul/03 with Duncan Irving

Laramadness - AltLd - 06/Jul/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/03

danm - AltLd - 2003

Great fun
arose - AltLd - Oct/02 with Tom Woodcock

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 04/Aug/02 with john martyn

GPN - AltLd - Aug/02 with Sam Clifford

rob.grafton - Lead - Aug/02 with Ben

MaNimal - Lead - 05/Jun/02 with Martin Simpson

Hidden - AltLd - 12/May/02

Lakesben - Lead - 2002

VisionSet - Solo O/S - 2001

auld al - AltLd O/S - Sep/00

Hidden - Lead - Jul/00

brianrunner - 2000

bullybones - 2000

simon cox - 2000

tapley - AltLd - 11/Aug/99 with Simon Tapley

ArnaudG - 1999

Bug - 1999

Hidden - 1999

Led 3 and 5
MONKEY78 - 2nd - 21/Jun/98 with James Kay

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/98 with William Wilson, James Kay

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1998

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1998

miketangokilo - AltLd O/S - 1997

SLLSSLS (pitches from the Constable guide)
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/96

steve prior - AltLd - Sep/96 with Andy C

iskra2000 - AltLd - 18/Aug/96 with Robert Powney

BenTiffin - Jul/96 with Ellen Hughes

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 23/Jun/96

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 22/Jun/96

Trobbo - AltLd - 08/Jun/96 with andy hartley

chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 1996 with amir shah

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/95

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 13/Jul/95 with John Sanders

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/95

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Andy Say - Lead - 14/May/94

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.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/93 with Debbie Wilkinson

Sean Kelly - May/92

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/91

mattnuttall - Sent - 20/Apr/91 with Alan Holden

babymoac - AltLd - 19/May/90 with MTW

nige - AltLd - 1990 with sven rowan

Hidden - Lead - 1990

mark-abz - AltLd - 17/Jul/89 with Terry ?

biggianthead - Jun/89 with C

daprince - Jun/89

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.
Tony Buckley - AltLd - May/89 with Robert Clark

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1989 with Therry Cooper

badgy - AltLd - May/88

malc - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/86 with KC

Climbed again with Ian, 10th April 2011. Led pitches 1, 3, 5 and 6.
PeteCheung - AltLd - 1986 with Ruth Harbach

ill_bill - Lead - 09/Oct/85

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/85

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/84

Bob - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/84

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1984 with Various

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1984 with Various

Hammy - 05/Aug/83 with Pete Fry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/81

Lord of Starkness - AltLd - 1981 with Al Davis

robinsi197 - AltLd - 1980 with Barbara

Chris Craggs - 1980

Hidden - 1980

Hidden - Solo - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/78

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 12/Jul/75

greenbuoy - 2nd - 19/May/73 with Sarah Woolley, Bob Lister

mikej - Lead - 27/Aug/72 with E

RichardMc - AltLd - 12/Jun/69 with Ian Broome

David Smith - AltLd - 12/May/68 with Ray Watkin

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