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Murray's Direct*** VS 4c

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First few moves of the spike feel quite hard for the shorter....and be carfeul on P2 up to the belay below the corner there is a VERY wobbly jug just where you want it.
Kate Edhouse - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Emily Bridger

Lead third pitch. First 2 pitches (ran together) matched Kate's delicate style - trickey to get off the floor and the third, more strenous pitch matched mine. GREAT ROUTE.
erbridger - AltLd - 27/Aug/14 with Kate Edhouse

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/14

First pitch of Murray's Route, then didn't find the cave, so went up the corner crack of Direct. Becca led the final scrambly pitch.
AJH - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Rebecca

Did pitch 1 of Murray's Route (led)
runestone - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with Jeff

martrin - AltLd - 01/Jul/14 with Sarah Kekus

really good outing..
john lynch - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with chris jackson, Bethan D

Led all. Found the 1st pitch tricky and final pitch strenuous. Very enjoyable route
A Mountain Journey - Lead - 23/Jun/14 with Kate

timmsy - AltLd - 17/Jun/14 with David_Gledson

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/14

myoung - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Helen

dkd - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/14 with Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Stephen Shaw - AltLd - 19/Apr/14 with Nick

ethan109 - AltLd - 18/Apr/14 with Evan

jamie ward - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Marcus Harvey

Foghbags - 2nd - Apr/14

pasbury - 2014

Hidden - 2014

nickcj - 2014

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

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

p2
joe_lancs - AltLd - 26/Aug/13

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Bram

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

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

pete40 - AltLd - 20/Jul/13

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

MikeLeeds - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with James Rowe

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

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

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/13

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

2nd pitch
mrginna - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Ben Hiles

Lead all pitches
Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Jon Taylor

P1 + 2.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Jamie Sparkes

Lead P3. Good jams :) article here: http://bit.ly/1e4eH9A
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/13

P3 having lead P1&P2 previously
danm - AltLd - 06/Jul/13 with grimer

darlolad - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Laura D

P1 only - drizzle stopped play
999thAndy - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with P.Cannon

Lead P1&3
thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Ed Poulter

Em66 - Jun/13 with Mat

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

Mackinclimb - Lead - 30/May/13

started off on Murrays Route then lead the final pitch of Murrays Direct.
IanHope - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with KatyHope

katyhope - AltLd - 26/May/13 with IanHope

r.greaves - AltLd - 25/May/13 with jim daly, steve coughlan

Hidden - May/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

neilh - 2013

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

P1 & P3 - me. P2 - Bruce.
tsjx - Lead - 23/Sep/12 with Bruce

Funky slab start!!
Goose4 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Stuart Paton

foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Gus McKendrick

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

Marq - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Helen C (LMC)

jonny taylor - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Steve Woollard

Steve Woollard - AltLd - 15/Sep/12 with Jonathan Taylor

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Helen Garrett

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/12

P1+3. Great fun, good traverse, nice link pitch hand traverse and awesome laybacking with great gear!
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Alice du Preez

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/12

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

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with brmc members

simeclimb68 - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/12 with John Chiverton

Led P1+P2 (ran together).
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn

louby - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Stuart Reeves, Chris Burn

lead pitch 1 of Murrays Ordinary, Dave pitch 2 then decided Murrays direct top pitch looked too good to miss
john_ni - AltLd - 11/Aug/12 with Dave Stacey

I did P3. Good route, a bit more sustained than Elim A. Cool laybacking on start of P3. P1 & 2 together.
jezb1 - AltLd - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - 10/Aug/12

benj_d - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/12

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12

Led final pitch
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 03/May/12 with Tom Kirby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12

First Rock Route of the 2012 season on a scorching March day. Colin P's 1 & 3. Me P 2. Crux was the start of P1. Lovely hand traverse on P2. Good route.
stratandrew - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Colin Maddison

Ian Hinkins - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

gingermike1 - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

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

very windy, wet in parts
bwestwood - AltLd - 13/Sep/11 with Ben Smedley

bsmedz - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/11 with Ben Westwood

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

shugsan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Euan S, Carol

Euan Strachan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Euan Boyd, Kat Torr

Led pitch 2, well protected and interesting fun climbing.
Carol Goodall - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Euan Strachan, Euan Boyd

robinsi197 - Lead - 09/Jul/11 with Nick

A great route although the start felt savagely hard and bold for VS, led all 3 pitches.
Noodles - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Jill Reinsch

I lead 2 of the pitches, due to injured finger
Jillybean - AltLd - 04/Jul/11 with Martyn

erinbastian - Lead - 14/Jun/11

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

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 04/Jun/11

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Alan Bates

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Phil Johnson

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

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

Very cold and late. Finished 22.30
Exodus - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with Sophie

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

Pitches 1 & 2 as one
garburn - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Dave Fisher

markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Ian Moore

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

P1 - Me; P2 - Matt; P3 - Me
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Matt Reynolds

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Started on murrays, but missed the first belay ledge. climbed the whole route in 1 single pitch. Very exciting for first lead in the UK and first lead in 4 months. Very licky for an aussie wandering off route on the crag
aussie ray - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with mike

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Sean Kelly - 2011

Hidden - 2011

twoplates - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with kerry, Jo Solomon

Brilliant VS climb but thought start pritty bold an thin.
simon1965 - Lead - 09/Oct/10

martrin - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Adam Young

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10

Lead P1 and P2 as one. Great climbing - found the traverse straight forward.
barney800 - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with John Shaw, Katherine Shaw

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/10

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

Hidden - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

Peter Reynolds - Lead - Aug/10 with charlotte simmons

esther - AltLd - Jul/10

leo 2nd pitch
Tom Phillips - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with leo

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Conan

Conan - AltLd - 27/Jun/10 with Shaw Brown

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

joe1979 - Lead - 05/Jun/10

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Foglet

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

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

Great climb. Tied pitchs 1 & 2 together
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Steve Pugh

Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/10

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

Great climb! Led the two 4c pitches.
Andy S - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with Luke H

Led pitches 2+3
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Gerard Thornley

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

Led 1st and 3rd pitches, both 4c.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with Roger Ward

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

lead third pitch nice climb
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with pete mcfee, oli robson

ian d f - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Mark

rock can sound unnerving
oli-explosion - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with ollie crudge

markfromstoke - AltLd - 11/Apr/10 with Ian

Led P1 and P3, awesome stuff.
johniebriggs - AltLd - Apr/10 with Kat M

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

craig matheson - 2010

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Alex

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 14/Sep/09 with Anita Goldsworthy

Led P2
Ghastly Rubberfeet - AltLd - 12/Sep/09 with Stuart Halford

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Ian

ian caton - 2nd rpt - 12/Sep/09 with Abi

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/Sep/09

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 22/Aug/09 with Nail and Tanya

Neil led pitch 1 (unsettling step sideways off the flake), I led pitch 2, Ken led pitch 3 in great style (unlike me - more laybacking practice required)
Tanya Savage - AltLd - 22/Aug/09 with neil, ken

Neil Pacey - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/09

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

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

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

Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Jill and jonny

Jillybean - AltLd - 25/Jul/09 with Jonny and Ben

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jul/09

Lead 1st and 3rd pitch
RobSimmo - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Jon Berry

kato'sdad - AltLd - 27/Jun/09 with Rob Simpson

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 27/Jun/09 with Alan Walmsley

skittles - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/09

Hidden - 04/Jun/09

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

A brilliant route, thought it way better than Eliminate A. Two stunning pitches of challenging VS climbing.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Andy B

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

Hidden - AltLd - 29/May/09

mickJ - AltLd - 24/May/09 with andy l

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

decs - AltLd - 05/Apr/09 with Ian

Seymore Butt - 2009

Joe Miller - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Phil Wilkinson

Great laybacking on pitch 3
Conan - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Chris Michalak

Little B - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Adam

Lindsay Sutherland - 2nd - 08/Aug/08 with Daniel Sutherland

Excellent route, Final pitch up the crack corner was superb. Would have pictures if Lindsay hadn't dropped the camera from the 1st pitch!
Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Lindsay

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

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/08

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

Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson

cheeky - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Mark Philipson

mark4344 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Matt Payne

Good route
beckycoles - Lead O/S - 31/May/08

climbed out up and left of cave
tomkhoward - AltLd - 24/May/08 with John Spear

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

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

Richard Weller - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Richard White

stemill - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Mark

Did in two pitches, and I lead the 2nd pitch
skittles - AltLd O/S - 14/May/08

Sean started on Murray's route. Missed the turn off to the cave and continued up the groove to the top.
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08 with Sean Jacobs

Hidden - 2008

Nicos - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with rich mansfield

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with ShaunL

ewen - Lead - 31/Jul/07 with dave best

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/07

climber130887 - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with becky

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

innesmac - 2007

Hidden - 10/Sep/06

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

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/06

ChrisJD - AltLd - 16/Jul/06 with rc

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 02/Jul/06 with Alan Maines

alexharv3y - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Simon B, Kate

jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Meg Ledbury

King Rat - AltLd - 2006

jim robertson - 2006

alpinismo.uk - 2006

Neil Ireson - 2nd - 01/Sep/05 with Jane

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

Gman - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Steve

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

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Kieran Hodgson/Giles Elliot

John Kettle - AltLd - 2004

Pete Graham - AltLd - 2004 with Rick Graham

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

GPN - AltLd - Apr/03 with Sam Clifford

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/03

danm - AltLd - 2003

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/02

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

Lakesben - Lead - 2002

auld al - AltLd O/S - Sep/00

Shaw Brown - AltLd - May/00 with cliff brown

brianrunner - 2000

bullybones - 2000

babymoac - AltLd - 29/Aug/98 with Charles

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/98 with Andy Buckley

BenTiffin - AltLd - Aug/98 with Gareth Field

Paul lead 1st pitch of Murray's Route. I lead the 2nd & 3rd pitches of Murray's Direct in one pitch, I was a jibering wreck at the top.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/97 with Paul Nurse

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/96 with Richard Bower

steve prior - AltLd - Sep/96 with Andy C

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/92

Sean Kelly - May/92

nige - AltLd - Apr/92 with john buckley

malc - AltLd - 17/Jun/90

lithos - Lead O/S - 16/May/90

A great route but you could make a case for starting up the first pitch of Murray's which would give a more consistent grade. On account of rather tenuous climbing with poor gear the Tiger Traverse might be worth HVS.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/89 with Debbie Wilkinson

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

biggianthead - Jun/89 with C

PeteCheung - AltLd - 1989 with Pete Butler

Hidden - Lead - 1987

ill_bill - AltLd - Oct/85

Hammy - AltLd - 07/May/85 with Andy Lewington

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 30/May/84 with Jim Worthington

Bob - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/83 with M. Lynch

in 1980 ish then repeated in 2006
David Smith - Lead - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/78

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/77

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Phil Mitchell

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 282 (0.7%)
Lead58 of 282 (20.6%)
Followed14 of 282 (5.0%)
Alt Leads165 of 282 (58.5%)
Unknown43 of 282 (15.2%)

'Climbed'143 of 282 (50.7%)
clean O/S132 of 282 (46.8%)
clean rpt5 of 282 (1.8%)
dnf2 of 282 (0.7%)