Dervey 09/May Lead O/S

First pitch only

with Rich
Tom.Priestley 08/May AltLd O/S

Really cool route, lead P2 which was surprisingly good as well. Had to coax George up the first pitch.

with Hinkley Honkley
Hidden 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Keith Swainson 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch, found seconding the 1st pitch tough.

with Matt Levick
FlavioL1989 04/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Helen Boothman 04/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Favio, Martin A
joermann 18/Aug/15 Lead
freemanTom 08/Aug/15 AltLd

First fab pitch. Superlative rock quality

with Ben Pearce
pimpy 01/Aug/15 AltLd

led 2nd pitch

AndyL 01/Aug/15 AltLd
with Pimpy
foostu4 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
thegoatstroker 03/Jul/15 AltLd

Led p1

with james gibson
Hidden 10/Jun/15 AltLd
John Nuttall ?/Jun/15 2nd
with Andy H
Danny Crump 02/Apr/15 AltLd
with Lee Dearden
Luke Jones 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led p2.

with JR - LMC
Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
BigTone 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Start was a shock to the system. Move into the scoop felt like hard 5a. Gorgeous day today on Dow. P2 was an anti climax.

Graeme Hammond 07/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Pete Wimbush 07/Sep/14 AltLd
with Graham Hammond
bobpilgrem 04/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1-quality route.

with Pete
Lee Sheard 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with kev
Hidden 28/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
r_o_b_h2 28/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Felt thin for HVS, superb climbing

with Matt Harris
Lessworkmoreclimbing 26/Jul/14 Lead

had wanted to do this for ages, bit of an anti climax when I finally got on it. Very nice though.

with Kev
CMoore 29/Jun/14 AltLd
with A. Moore
redshapedfriday 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with paul horabin
Paul Figg 21/Jun/14 AltLd
with Rachel Antill, Nick Clement
cem 21/Jun/14 AltLd rpt

Led p1.

with Dave Amos
Nick Clement 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg
Hannes B 31/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom
davkeo 31/May/14 Lead dnf

Climbed too high up past traverse bit.

Mark Young 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Helen
Sam Parker 05/May/14 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
joedoherty 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Will Graham
djking1983 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Peter Metcalfe 26/Aug/13 Lead
nick bamber 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with mike entwistle
Fred_Richard 27/Jul/13 AltLd

Goes very well FOR 5a, easy HVS. Especially after seconding pink panther...

with bill turner
Steve Waters, Mynydd 21/Jul/13 AltLd

Mike led P1. I led P2. P1 was even better than I remember it. The fluttering traverse and then the awkward crux move up which feels almost 5b.

mtempest 21/Jul/13 AltLd
Lessworkmoreclimbing 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Kev led main pitch. Didn't take a lot of notice of the route but was a nice line.

with Kev
Nick Clement 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with mandy clement
Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Trobbo 20/Jul/13 AltLd
with martin dale
Rachel S 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Me pitch 1.

with Cal
leon 07/Jul/13 Lead

Both pitches

with Oli
Hidden 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
mrginna 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

1st pitch

with Ben Hiles
Shaw Brown 07/Jul/13 Lead

Led first pitch this time

Jono_LS16 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Pitch 2

Liam Ingram 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S


JamieSparkes 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Lead P1. Couldn't figure out the entry into the groove so went up the line of crimps on the rib above the last runner and stepped right into the groove higher up. Crux is well protected with small cams (yellow c3 or similar) article here:

brockers 06/Jul/13 Lead O/S
darlolad 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Rob Rocket 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Scooter Young 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Em66 ?/Jun/13 -
with Mat
Hidden 07/May/13 AltLd rpt
Hidden 18/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
carl_123 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Marq 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Helen C (LMC)
MikeLeeds 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

John did pitch 1

with John McMahon
DavidEvans 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
Hidden 03/Sep/12 Lead
thegoatstroker 03/Sep/12 AltLd
with Alex Wheeldon
shugsan 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
stuaart 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Chris led P1, I led P2. Nice climb.

with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn
louby 11/Aug/12 2nd
chris_B 11/Aug/12 Lead
j_nelson 11/Aug/12 2nd
with shugsan
efrance24234 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
kato'sdad 27/Jul/12 AltLd
with Laurence ex. KMC
domskezz 11/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Loved the 1st pitch.

with Laurie
Julesthe1st 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hanky 27/May/12 AltLd β

great rock in a beautiful setting!

with Andy Chorl
markfairbank 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1... nice route

with Ray Sharples
HB1 25/May/12 AltLd O/S

Scary first few moves!

with ST
Hidden 09/May/12 -
Matt Schwarz 30/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Tim Harrison
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
martrin 12/Sep/11 Lead
with Sarah Kekus
Hidden 30/Jul/11 AltLd
John Postlethwaite 30/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
with liam
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
tomhull 03/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with matt harris
Sam W 04/Jun/11 AltLd

Lead P2

with Sam Ring, Megan Freeth
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
esther ?/May/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
ollyroberts 23/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

with Liam
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Stuart William 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

P1 - Matt; P2 - Me

with Matt Reynolds
Hidden ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
aipattison 20/Nov/10 Lead dnf

P1 excellent. Backed off from 1st belay.

Yetiyare 20/Nov/10 2nd dnf
simon1965 09/Oct/10 AltLd

Brilliant first pitch and airy second pitch.

tim newton 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
tmawer 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Maz
martrin 04/Sep/10 AltLd
with Adam Young
Hidden 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
MazElden 03/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Andrew Wilson 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

I led 5a pitch (1st)

jonnie3430 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with El Toro
Pete Graham 30/Jun/10 2nd
Pown 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Tom Phillips 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

leo first pitch

with leo
Andy S 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led crux pitch. Though VERY soft for HVS 5a.

with Luke
Stumpyham 26/Jun/10 Lead
with Neil Stabbs
Hidden 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd O/S
sgl 23/May/10 Lead

Done as one long pitch

with Humble, Kiwi Steve
cem 22/May/10 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Mark O'Neill
Spence22 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Jon
j_turner023 01/May/10 2nd O/S
John Postlethwaite 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with liam
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
craig matheson ??/2010 -
dave mann ??/2010 Lead O/S
Chad123 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Another nice route on nice rock - Sam's first HVS...went a bit off route on second pitch and traversed left to join Pink Panther - a fun variation - 5b? First pitch also tough for 5a....

with Emily's Brother Sam
beds74 23/Jun/09 Lead
greenroom 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Martin Dyer
Hidden 24/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Nigel Coe 19/Apr/09 AltLd
with Alan Walmsley
Martin Davies 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant! First pitch is technical, awkward to protect second.

a13x 18/Apr/09 2nd
bullwinkle 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Bart led the 1st (crux) pitch

with Bart
tebs 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Tim
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
tomhull 26/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

lead 1st pitch, gibbered in the scoop

with Piotr J
Chris Wright 25/Jul/08 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jul/08 AltLd rpt
Graham Iles 25/May/08 2nd

An epic ascent due to gale force winds...scuttled off to the calm of Hodge Close Quarry.

joe larner 24/May/08 Lead O/S

Reasonable gear all the way and no moves harder than 5a. Fine route.

with Sam
Hidden 24/May/08 -
Hidden 11/May/08 AltLd
Conan 10/May/08 Lead O/S

Excellent route but certainly top end HVS 5a. Protection on the crux move isn't great but you're unlikely to deck out if you come off at this point.

jadm2 10/May/08 2nd O/S
with Alan
Goody 10/May/08 2nd O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 09/Aug/07 Lead O/S

This was on my 2007 Wish List after I shied away from it in 2005 over concerns about lack of gear on the initial traverse. Overall, I found the climb to be superb and varied. I would say it was hardish for the grade. I thought the crux was approaching 5b and I was almost off. Thankfully, I had managed to wedge a small nut in sideways to protect the move - so I was confident enough to just go for it.

with Ann Sanderson
Hidden 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Dave Kerr 04/Jun/07 AltLd
with Peter Phillips, Andy Sulivan
Christopher Williamson ?/May/07 -
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
kato'sdad ??/2007 AltLd
with Giles Trussel
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Neil Ireson 01/Sep/05 Lead
with Jane
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
PenJD 09/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

5a, 4c. Lead second pitch.

with Dave Evans
DavidEvans 09/Jul/05 AltLd
with Penny Longstaff
Shaw Brown 02/May/05 AltLd
with David Jones
Hidden ?/May/05 AltLd
GPN ?/May/05 2nd


Hidden ?/May/05 AltLd O/S
John Pickles 25/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
with Kieran Hodgson/Giles Elliot
Hidden ??/2004 -
Hidden 27/Sep/03 AltLd O/S
cem 24/Aug/03 AltLd O/S

Led p1

with Steve D, Graham Dolman
John Marsland 13/Jul/03 AltLd
lithos ?/Jun/03 AltLd O/S

2nd picth only, With Ross and abandoned ours

Hidden ??/2003 AltLd
whispering nic ?/Aug/02 AltLd
with The Wife
Hidden 13/Jul/02 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/02 AltLd
steve prior ?/May/02 Lead
with Roz C
arose ?/Mar/02 AltLd O/S

Hard start

with Matt Barret
Pete Graham ??/2002 2nd
with Rick Graham
Ian Jones ??/2001 Lead O/S

Very disapointing.

with Karen Ghiselli
Hidden ?/Jun/00 -
simon cox ??/2000 -
ArnaudG ??/1999 -
Hidden ?/Aug/98 AltLd
BenTiffin ?/Aug/98 Lead
with Gareth Field
butteredfrog ??/1998 -
p.crooky#1 23/Jul/97 AltLd
with Crotty
johno072 ??/1997 -
Hidden 23/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
Tim Bateman 22/Jun/96 AltLd
goi.ashmore 20/Aug/95 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
uphillnow 19/Aug/95 -
with Martin Akhurst
alkira 21/May/95 AltLd
with andy owen, graham ettle
bullybones ??/1995 Lead
D Tempest 21/Aug/94 Lead
with Rick
Hidden 13/Jul/94 -
NeilGriffiths ??/1994 -
with Phil Kendon, Paul Tucker
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
Mick King 08/May/93 2nd
with Steve Hill
Hidden ?/Jul/92 AltLd O/S
nige ?/Apr/92 Lead
with john buckley
Hidden 26/Aug/91 Lead
Steve Crowe 17/Jun/90 AltLd O/S
with KM
babymoac 19/May/90 AltLd
with MTW
rob.grafton 30/Sep/89 -
with Bruce
Hidden 22/Jul/89 AltLd
mark-abz ?/Jul/89 AltLd
with Terry ?
Hidden ??/1989 AltLd
Bob 10/Aug/87 Lead
Martin Bennett 23/Apr/84 -
with RA
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hidden ??/1984 Lead
Hammy 05/Aug/83 -
with Pete Fry
robinsi197 ??/1980 AltLd
with Barbara
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1979 Lead O/S
with Alan Walmsley
Mark Kemball 26/Aug/78 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Hidden 09/May/76 AltLd
Dave Musgrove 12/Jul/75 AltLd
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