I took the first pitch, moves are ok gear is really good but man what an intimidating bit of climbing :-) 3 stars!! Felix Ottey - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13
ian d f - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Pete H
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Bruce Woodley
Pumpy main pitch! Crux is tough to read
francois - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Chawn
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Kirsty Kerr
Got pumped on 5b overhang and sat in. Gutted. Really nice route though - thoroughly enjoyed it. Want to go back and do it clean now!
BelayBunney - Lead dog - 29/Jun/13 with Catherine
Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/13
Led 2nd pitch
gripped01 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Jim Jarvis
Failed to find any worthy pro for the crux bulge. Had my heel at head height at one point thinking this isn't what HVS usually feel like. Surely E1.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Preston Matt
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13
Brilliant climb. Immaculate rock with much better moves than Gates.
Jack J Keogan - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Ewan Davies
So much fun. Led in one pitch on doubles, no problem with rope drag. 1st overhang harder than 2nd.
ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Jack J Keogan
Nick Biven - 2013
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/12
Mike lead first pitch of Gargantua then belayed before crux of Gates. Made a mess of first overhang by missing crucial 'undercling'. All went fine once I located the big hold in front of my face...
Motown - AltLd dog - 20/Oct/12 with Mike
Awesome - Best HVS on Limestone?
wolverine - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/12 with Thunderthighsontheloose
Kevster - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12
Second pitch only didn't bother to do the first pitch again.
JamesRich - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mark Davies, Rob stanfield
Epic and Butch!
Stanners - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with James Rich, Mark Davis
P1, not ready to lead P2 yet.
althesin - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Reds, schristophersmith
Reds - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Althesin, schristophersmith
schristophersmith - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/12 with silas feaver, Ian Redfern
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12
sweaty and polished.
Dave Rumney - Lead - 01/Sep/12 with Tanya Milner
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with bobby gilbert
Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/12
Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/12
a great route! lead it in one long pitch. better than the other HVS and much worthier of the grade. nice moves towards the top using the hand rail on the right-hand wall.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Kit Perry
Pumpy to the max. Strenuous and bold moves!
Chris Perry - 2nd - 31/Mar/12 with Matt Rust
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Rozzy
a shiny new peg(large lost arrow) has been placed by someone a bit lower than you would normally belay at the end of the first pitch.also there is a good condition in situ wire higher up.
misterb - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12 with charlie
pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Rosie Crossley
charlie202 - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Nick B
i think i need to work on my endurance abit
JackHatton - Lead dog - 12/Feb/12 with kye brooks
JevonJennings - AltLd - 2012
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012
burto - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with hertha
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with CarolineH
Great 2nd pitch on big holds.
domskezz - Lead - 23/Sep/11 with Jamma
BDA - changed - AltLd - Sep/11 with Mark Meardon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/11
mark schramm - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/11 with tom mason
Motown - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Richy
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/11
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 23/May/11 with Burnsie
Ross Barnes - AltLd - 23/May/11 with Mal
Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 23/May/11 with Jim Higgins
jameshiggins - 2nd - 23/May/11 with Neil Adams
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 23/May/11 with Carol
Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Shona
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 22/May/11 with Tiff
TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 22/May/11 with Sophie
chris ebbutt - AltLd - 03/May/11 with Dave R.
Okecroak - 2nd - 03/May/11 with C. Ebbutt
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/11
brynmays - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11
brynmays - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/11
Davebryant - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Bryn Mays, Tom Brown
Shona H - 2nd - 2011 with Ceri Hutchinson
Stunningly unfit compared to when I led it!
AJH - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/10 with Rob
P1 & P3
As onsight as it was going to be having just climbed Gates Of Eden which shared the first pitch
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with J
Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/10
Toby Dunn - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with Andy Reeve
James Mitchelmore - Lead RP - 13/May/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010
Steerpike - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with Bish
good value for hvs
misterb - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with sim
nopants - AltLd - 2009 with Thom
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with anna barnes
nopants - AltLd - 2008 with Mike
Dave Searle - Lead O/S - Oct/07
Justin T - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/07 with Wifey
alaan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Rich
richardr - Lead O/S - Jul/07
Justin T - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/07 with Clara
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/May/07
Justin T - AltLd rpt - 25/May/07 with Wifey & Martin
Fell on crux the week before, then led clean
AJH - Lead RP - 22/Apr/07 with Crispin
Justin T - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/07 with Wifey
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07
Rested on rope trying to remove gear.
Justin T - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/07 with Crispin
Rob Kennard - 2007
climber sim - 2007
charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 23/May/04 with Ann Fooks, Dave Fooks
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/01
Marti999 - Lead - 2000
Mickdenali - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Mark Harvey
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/92
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/90
ecowaller - 1990
shark - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/85 with Minky
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/84
mark-abz - 2nd - 29/Oct/80 with Jerry C
Hidden - 1976