Diamond Solitaire** VS 4c
[Matt on the second pitch of Diamond Solitaire., 3 kb]2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 17/Sep/14 with Dan Lane

In one pitch.
cymjt - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/14 with Tom L

Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Rach Batt

Lead P1. Really good. Had look at DD but v greasy and not feeling it. Looks more like E1 gear after the initial move.
Batt - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Matt Box

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14

Lead 2nd pitch
andyclimber - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/14

John Brayshaw - AltLd rpt - 11/Sep/14 with Dave Hunter

Very nice climb. Great rock, as is the case in lovely Lundy. James did p1, I did p2.
natalio - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/14 with James H

Great route - corner was quite tough.
Jules Lane - Lead O/S - Sep/14 with Mynydd Rob P

Did a hard alternate start round the corner by mistake
Shea - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/14 with Ieuan

First route on Lundy. Following a new line up the face at the bottom courtesy of Seamus.
ieuanr - 30/Aug/14 with Seamus

guy757 - 19/Aug/14

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

climbEdclimb - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/14 with David Mason, Johnny Rock

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/14

Anna Maykova - 2nd - 12/Aug/14 with Alan, Ian

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/14

hotfeet - AltLd - 12/Aug/14 with Anna Maykova, Ian Routledge

Ian MK - AltLd - 12/Aug/14 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/14

wrapped in bacon - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/14 with john (Leeds), Daryl

bullybones - Lead - 19/Jun/14 with Neil

Led both pitches at low tide. 1st pitch very greasy indeed
98%monkey - Lead rpt - 04/May/14 with Nicki

philmcf - Lead - May/14

Hidden - 2014

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/13 with Erica

Melanie Parkin - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13 with Stephen Tomlinson

Lead both pitches. Felt odd moving back onto the face. Should be run into a single pitch.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/13 with Chris Colebrook

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/13

cem - 2nd rpt - 06/Sep/13 with Vaughan Hewett

Awesome first pitch
Montecore - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Sally Slade

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13

Led P2. A good effort by Anna on the first pitch, which was damp and challenging under the conditions.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Anna Kennedy

annak - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Lee Harrison

arandall - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with arandall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/13

Great climb!
DOVEY - Lead - 18/Jun/13 with Jake

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/13

favourite climb of the week lead both pitches
jaylocke - Lead O/S - May/13

Hidden - 2013

Led P1
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Max Streeton

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/12

Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Emily

rfdl100 - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Simon Waters

Helen just go off the ferry. Exciting getting to into cave at base of route,and very squashed! Good lead from Helen.
philhilo - AltLd - 11/Sep/12 with Helen E

Led second pitch. Got a bit lost and went too far right towards the top. Had to back-climb, traverse left, and then up. A bit unprotected, but found protection at start of traverse, after trying hard!
kim.mulji - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Marianne Khoo

Led P1, Kim led P2.
mariannekhoo - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Kim Mulji

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/12

rd20 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Fiona

Me on first pitch, Mark 2nd pitch
Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mark H

V wet!
Fiona McFarlane - AltLd - Sep/12 with Robert Dufton

Kaiser999 - Lead - Sep/12 with jan preston

BenLarby - AltLd - Sep/12 with Stu

BenLarby - Sep/12 with Stu

Led the stunning second pitch. Lowered into first pitch then top-roped by Cath as tide was rising and a huge swell running.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 30/Aug/12 with Cath Sullivan

Pitch 1 lead.
matthomas79 - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/12

1st pitch only
jumpingjimminy - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Steve F, Matt T

rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Andy Joblin

Led both pitches as rain was threatening. In hindsight there would have been time for Becky to lead the easier 2nd pitch. Both pitches stunning and better than Double Diamond. Easily worth 3 stars.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Becky E

Straight off the boat. Tide coming in so couldn't start at the bottom. Belayed in the niche - very atmospheric with the cauldron boiling away below! Brilliant route. Wish I'd led P2.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/12 with Graeme Hammond

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

Disgustingly wet after two days of rain. Extremely humid.
Ian Jones - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/12 with Rear-Admiral Adrian (Proctor)

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12

First pitch soaking wet, mate had to aid up the first section after the cave, i did it clean but probably deserved HVS 5a in those conditions. 2nd pitch superb and open.
Zoomer - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Baz Whale

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 08/Aug/12 with baz whale, glenn bloomer

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

daWalt - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Lisa

oliverk - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Tim Lukins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12

SDW exped
scott mayled - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/12

mc fifi - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/12 with Ed Hastrop

Led P1, great route. P2 also very exposed.
Stroppy - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Fiona Adie

Favourite climb of the week, nice start protected well by toms micro cam!
Sam Husband - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Tom

tombushell - 2nd - Jun/12 with Sam Husband

timmsy - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with David_Gledson

Ben Wolstenholme - Lead - Apr/12 with John Roberts (JR)

A bit grunty in the corner.
alan moore - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

JonG - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11

fletch73 - 2nd - 30/Aug/11 with Colin Kowles

dan-8990 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with PR

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11

Kevster - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11

Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/11 with Peri Stracchino

led first pitch, which was horribly damp and greasy feeling after overnight rain - felt much harder than last time. second pitch lovely. (rachels lead)
pebbles - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/11 with rachel

I led pitch 2. A brilliant route.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Carmen

Liam FLeming - AltLd - 24/Aug/11 with karen dalzell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11

Excellent climb. Not as intimidating as it looks from the ground. First part of P2 felt a bit easy for the grade, but found the traverse moves at the top a bit trickier.
mullermn - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Kylie Richards

Another very nice climb, only bad part was the very bad smelling cave. Some hard moves just above the cave, got very tired out but mostly because i spent ages trying to get gear out! the top pitch was really nice.
Kylie - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with mullermn

thrutch - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with helen

Guy Wilson - Aug/11 with Gavin Moy

98%monkey - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Jeff

Ffej - AltLd - 31/Jul/11 with Phil Mitch

Brilliant second pitch!
julesmckim - AltLd - 31/Jul/11 with Mickie Streule

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/11

Led P1, was wet (not damp) till up on the face. Still fine for the grade, maybe even better for it.
ColinD - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with John Norman

jon59 - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Joolz - 2011

Led P1.
gibsond - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/10 with Steve Newman

risby - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Alan Blanchflower

tev - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with DAJ

Couldn't commit to making the moves on P2.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Ris Wright

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/10

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Patrick Hutchison

soem very loose holds, but easy climbing.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Remus Knowles

tradguy - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with katy dartford

jshields - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with Ian Hicks

eel - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10

3 Names - AltLd - 10/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/May/10

Albino - 2nd - 26/May/10 with Dave Pillow

cayteye - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Paul Highams

Hammy - 2nd - 09/Oct/09 with John Wady, Cam Fowler

Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with GF

Andrew Sloan - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Steve Grove

Pitch 1 as had just done pich 2 as Horsemans Route. Dogged
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Forshaw

Led 2nd pitch
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09

I took the first pitch.
richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/09 with Mick Jones

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/09

Another beauty on this marvellous bit of rock. Led P1.
Andy Clarke - AltLd - 09/Sep/09 with Alex

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

Wanted to climb Double Diamond but the heavens opened up big time, ended up climbing Soiltaire (again!).
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 03/Sep/09 with Andy Jobling

Graham Westbrook - AltLd - Sep/09

first climb of the hol, nice break into the granit
Dale - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with tom

Me pitch 1. Jon pitch 2.
JWB - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Jon Clarke

P1, great fun, sea came in quite rapidly !
lithos - AltLd - 21/Aug/09

Led pitch 2.
Mike Bayley - AltLd rpt - 18/Aug/09 with Martin Stevens

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/09

Started from just above the cave since it looked very slimy...
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/09 with dpmUK

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/09

timreynolds - Lead - 13/Aug/09 with Matt Reynolds

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/09

RalphC - Lead - 11/Aug/09 with Stu B

Led pitch 2. Great route, great exposure. Caroline's first sea cliff and multipitch experience - good effort!
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Chester and Caroline

Fantastic climb, led 1st pitch, tricky start but holds get bigger the higher you go!
crobinson - AltLd - 09/Aug/09 with Queequeg

Led P1. A bit damp at the start, but it didn't affect the climbing too much. A very nice route.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09 with J-Ro

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

pitch 1 me, pitch 2 ali. best route of the week, stunning location, and an awesome belay stance.
pebbles - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/09

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

The Mountain Goat - AltLd - 02/Aug/09 with Dan Wicks

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Stew Boyce

Frostie - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Andy Owen

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/May/09

jominator - 2009 with daraghpoynter

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/08

Second on both pitches.
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Hugh Wormington, Dave Payne

Intended to climb Double Diamond. Got soaked (3 times!) moving into belay cave. Decided to lead Diamond Solitaire to get Hugh and Dave out the fast becoming submerged belay cave and to safety as quick as poss. Fantastic.
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 14/Sep/08 with Hugh Wormington, Dave Payne

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

Lead second pitch
Gareth - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Andrew

Led 1st pitch. Damp at the base and for the first few feet of the crack. Still a cracking climb though.
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Gareth Hayfield

One off my wish list. Led first pitch - great.
erica - AltLd rpt - 08/Sep/08 with John

John Brayshaw - AltLd rpt - 08/Sep/08 with Erica

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/08 with Chris Comrie

led p2 ,awesome location best done with incoming tide.
rockpool - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/08 with cockney john

Hidden - Lead - Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/08

Bristoldave - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with douglas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08

Barry D - AltLd - 19/Aug/08 with Chris M

Katex - AltLd - 15/Aug/08 with Simon Edwards

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/08

Tombauer - AltLd - Aug/08 with James Gomez

Lead 2nd pitch.
bullethead - AltLd O/S - 02/May/08 with just wanna climb

Good f*cking God that was hard. It took me a while, but a clean onsight nonetheless. Lead the first pitch. Done it at last after 4 years of gazing at a photo in a guidebook. Back of the net!
just wanna climb - AltLd O/S - 02/May/08 with Steve

Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 01/May/08 with Julie

Led first pitch.
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 01/May/08 with CaralynR

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/08

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/08

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Stu

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2008

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

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2007

sea_lene - 2007

erica - 2nd - 12/Sep/06 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/06 with Erica

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/06

Bry - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/06 with Tom Brittain

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with Christian Darr

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/06

max_chan - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with Lou

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/06

HughM - Lead O/S - Sep/06 with notgnarly

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/06

Suprised to see I'd seconded it last time - don't remember it at all. Got a bit wet and anxious on the belay ledge
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/06 with Nick Smith

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - Aug/06

Geoffers - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Jeff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Mickdenali - Lead - 2006 with Keith Biddle

Piers Harley - AltLd - 16/Sep/05 with Chris Grimble

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/05

givemetea - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/05 with Bob

Bella - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Lucy Ham

James B - 28/Aug/05 with Nigel

Hidden - AltLd RP - 17/Aug/05

Lead 2nd pitch.
Phil West - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/05 with Shaun Walby

led the first pitch which is probably crux
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/05 with Phil West

John Lisle - 2005

cat22 - 2nd - Jul/04 with Paul M

Hidden - 2004

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/03

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/03

Hidden - Sep/01

brianrunner - AltLd - Sep/01 with martina

Roget - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/01

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/01

Hidden - AltLd - 2001

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000 with Carl

timmy-ts - 2000

WB - AltLd O/S - Sep/99 with Guy

Derek Furze - Aug/99

pneame - Lead - 10/Sep/98 with Phil Bailey

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/98

Lead 1st
DafSWMC - AltLd - Sep/98 with ICMC

Paul-Michael - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/98 with Emma Day

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/98

andy_pemberton - Lead - Aug/98

steve prior - Lead - Aug/98 with Roz C

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1998

VPJB - 1998

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/97

Hidden - Lead - 1997

Iain Thow - Lead - 03/Aug/96 with Paul Lummy

Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/96 with Debbie Wilkinson

Simon cook - Aug/96

Budge - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Adrian Fox

I led top pitch.
Phil West - AltLd O/S - Aug/95 with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner

Steve Lenartowicz - 1995

colin milton - AltLd - 26/Sep/94 with eric milton

mikej - AltLd - 28/Aug/94 with Mike Byles

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 23/Aug/93 with Steve Webster

RichardMc - AltLd - Sep/92 with John Evans

Hidden - Aug/92

mattnuttall - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/91 with Alan Holden

Tony Buckley - Lead - Sep/91 with Clare Downie

garywalker147 - AltLd O/S - Sep/91 with Mob

eroica64 - Lead O/S - Sep/90 with Denis Crampton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/90

Steve Bell - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Easy for the grade.
Sean Kelly - Lead - Aug/89 with Alan Payne

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/89 with Alan Lilley (Thug)

davemhart - Lead O/S - Aug/88

rogerskews - 24/Sep/87 with Martin Coward

Chris the Tall - 2nd - Sep/87

Babika - Lead O/S - Sep/87 with Ian Shore

Tom V - Aug/86

babymoac - Lead - 10/Oct/84 with MTW

Nigel Coe - AltLd - Aug/84 with Steve Portnoi

Led first pitch, terry travserses left too soon on top pitch
steveb2006 - AltLd - 28/May/84 with Terry Lister

Hidden - 1984

uphillnow - Lead - Apr/81 with Richard Griffiths, Andy Bennett

Hidden - 1980

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Sep/79 with Mike Wright

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/75 with Dave Langmead

paul59 - 2nd - 06/Apr/75 with Geoff Read

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