Northumberland > Great Wanney >
 
Idiots Delight*** HS 4c

Adjacent Climbs
<< Patchett's Plunge
 
Loony's Lament >>
[Idiots Delight HS 4c Great Wanney Northumberland - Steve posing as Sue gets on with it, 3 kb]12m. A great climb up a fine line. Follow the slabby right-trending groove to a rest in a cave (complete with seasonal bird's nest). Traverse out left to reach the easier upper section of Patchett's Plunge and finish up this in a fine position. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Classic County, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket.

Photo: Idiots Delight HS 4c Great Wanney Northumberland - Steve posing as Sue gets on with it © Sam Judson
View all 2 photos or Submit a new photo of this climb.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 156 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

westaway - Solo O/S - 17/Nov/13

smithjmw46 - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Ferdia

ferdia - 2nd - 12/Aug/13 with Andy

daWalt - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Lisa

Tasmin - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Craig Holden

Straight forward climbing with nice airy finish.
Craig Holden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Tasmin Fletcher

peter.ravenscroft27 - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Matt Gatley

Gatley - Lead - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/13

RUDIN.J.D.H - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Mike Mason

ruairidhwad - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Malibu Dan

blackreaver - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Ruairidh

In approach shoes.
MikeLell - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Tom

David Cowley - 2nd O/S - 14/May/13 with Chris Smith

robertmichaeladams - Lead - 06/May/13 with Bex

Superb
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Phil Soc

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/12

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Ray Sharples

farmerwad - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with tom

gibbermonkey - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/12

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 22/Aug/12 with Rod Molyneux

A well named route..
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Sarah Laing

Antd - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Liza Wolfson, Al Macleod

3 stars... really?
Macleod - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with liza, anthony

Dervey - 2012

cballard - 2012

henning82 - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

georgedunton - Lead - 28/Sep/11

greg_strong - 2nd - 28/Sep/11 with George Dunton

The start and finish were great, shame about the smell in the middle!
cat22 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Mike

Solid first lead on HS. "Cave" is inch deep in Guano: avoid in future...
Beronj - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Liam Dervey

Legionreturns - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11

Very good!
tmawer - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Jaime Robertson

dave o - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Julia H

Exposed at the top, love it!
David Bulley - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Andy Chisholm

chrissy - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with toni, chris jones, Mo

foolishly did a massive bridge on the crux, ouch
MoWalker3 - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with CJ

Liam Martin - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Shaun Duke

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/11

Adrianw - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/11 with Tim Catterall, Neil Cranston

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Drew

Higher Primate - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Ian Sutcliffe

Wonderful climb with an exposed crux.
Jayson Keable - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11

Smelt like a bird had vomited and then died.
Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Doug

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/11

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with chris a

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/11

Quality final moves after the traverse out. Good test of confidence.
Higher Primate - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Pete Briggs

josephgrimwade - 2nd O/S - 10/May/11 with Peter Stollery

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/11

richy - Lead - Mar/11

arrang - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/10

Gareth999 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Steve Farndon

maggie505 - 2nd - 12/Aug/10 with Mark 'epic' Hawkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/10

Em66 - Lead - 31/Jul/10 with Jack uni

petegunn - Lead - 24/Jun/10 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/10

Hidden - TR - Jun/10

Hidden - Jun/10

chris smith - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

KMoeckell - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Tom Kingston

Only for idiots! Pretty green these days.
Skinny Kin - 2nd O/S - 19/May/10 with Lucian Peterca

j0shwyatt000 - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

jonny taylor - 2nd - 13/May/10 with Alasdair

tom.ireson - 2nd O/S - 08/May/10 with Henry Jenkins

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

odox - 2nd - 28/Apr/10 with Christine Hall

jonny taylor - 2nd - 14/Apr/10 with Andy B

line was dripping wet so traversed out onto Patchett's Plunge a bit
mikecollins - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with stg

scott gibson - 2010

TomKingston - 2010

Matt Poole - Lead O/S - 2010

IanC - Lead - Oct/09

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with John Birtill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09

richie88 - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09

Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Gary

gazb - 2nd - 16/Jun/09 with daniel sutherland

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09

Trevera - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with Eva Diran

robinsi197 - Lead O/S - 20/May/09 with AndrewS

AndrewShanks - 2nd β - 20/May/09 with robin

oliwarlow - 2nd - 12/May/09 with Polly

Boxy - Lead O/S - 11/May/09

KragKing - Lead - 2009

Hidden - 2009

mterentiusvarro - 2nd - 2009 with Ash

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08

jonny taylor - 2nd - 21/Jul/08 with James

Jimmy O - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Jonny Taylor

stimpey - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with Pete

petegunn - 2nd - 20/Jul/08 with Davina & Steve

Adrianw - 2nd - 16/Jul/08 with Neil Cranston

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jul/08

heather.deane - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Andy

heather.deane - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08

ShelleyRhodes - 2nd β - 29/Jun/08 with Chris Morrish

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08

C led, then I led on (mostly) her gear. Super route, intimidating rather than hard.
Simon Caldwell - Lead β - 21/Jun/08 with Carmen

The airy traverse is very airy, keith got there and it started to rain.
topsafari - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Keith Carlton

andyhutch77 - Lead - 05/Jun/08 with Marc Tomlinson

Christopher Williamson - Lead - 01/Jun/08 with Matt Sleightholme

colin milton - Lead - 19/May/08 with ibbo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08

A nice climb despite the thick green slime on the slab
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/08 with Chris H

odox - 2008

Rich Clague - 2nd - Oct/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Russell Lovett - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/07 with darren lovett

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Pete Simcock

John84 - TR O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Natalia Turksakova, Jon Punshon

Sam Judson - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/07 with Phil Steadman

may be 3star on the traverse and top arete moves, but full of shite (literally) on the slab and layback from the birds nest below the traverse
Woodiee - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/07 with Matt Dowson

all in the mind, easy moves all of a sudden seem quite frightening!
MDowson - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Karl wood

andymoin - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Mark Jarvie

mikekeswick - TR - Oct/06 with gill

HS 4c, what sort of grade is that! This would have been a better experience if it hadn't been cold and windy (in August). This is a head route and the hard part is actually committing to the traverse. Just remember that there is a raven's nest here in the cave so no climbing until they have fledged and left - and they do make a terrible mess!
snowcat - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/06 with Steve Orrell

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

I was delighted :)
Sam Judson - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/06 with Caroline Judson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/06

chris2451 - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with David Brigham

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with Chris Thain

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Lovely route, shame there is a sodding great birds nest just before the crux which is a bit smelly but luckily unoccupied!
loco_ola - Lead - 2006

Rattis69 - Lead O/S - 2006 with Richard Abbott

Sankey - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/05 with Luke

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/05 with Dan Bailey

Colin Matheson - 2nd - Apr/05 with Ed Thatcher

Gustav - Lead O/S - 2004

JiveWeasel - Lead - 21/Sep/02 with Flexibility Boy

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Sep/02 with Fiend

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Jul/02 with Stew Boyce

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/02

gypsy3006 - 2000

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 24/Aug/97 with Jenny Kerr

akamini - Lead - Apr/97

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/96 with Stephen Flatley

stewart murray - Lead - 1994 with Pete Middleton

JiveWeasel - 2nd - 1994 with Rich C

kato'sdad - Lead - 07/Jul/91 with Jerry Mattinson

malc - Lead - 30/May/91

Hidden - Solo - 1988

beaumap - Lead - May/81 with Martin Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 1981

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1970 with Geoff Leach

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Adamski1986, Hidden, Hidden, gilldando

Voting
Total votes cast 50
hard VS0 of 18
VS0 of 18
easy VS2 of 18
hard HS1 of 18
HS13 of 18
easy HS2 of 18
hard S0 of 18
S0 of 18
easy S0 of 18
hard 5a0 of 17
5a0 of 17
easy 5a0 of 17
hard 4c0 of 17
4c9 of 17
easy 4c6 of 17
hard 4b2 of 17
4b0 of 17
easy 4b0 of 17
3 Stars9 of 15
2 Stars5 of 15
1 Star1 of 15
0 Stars0 of 15
Bag of .....0 of 15
Please Login as Existing User to rate this climb.
Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 156 (1.3%)
Lead88 of 156 (56.4%)
Followed54 of 156 (34.6%)
Toproped3 of 156 (1.9%)
Unknown9 of 156 (5.8%)

'Climbed'67 of 156 (42.9%)
clean O/S81 of 156 (51.9%)
clean β3 of 156 (1.9%)
clean rpt5 of 156 (3.2%)