An interesting climb! Started from about 5 metres below the second belay, scrambling most of the first pitch in the book. So first roped pitch was OK not a strong line but nice rock, shame the slab above the overhang does not have any gear as it looks lovely but the coward in me made me slope up the leftwards trending ledges to gear. Second pitch was delightful, very nice climbing on good rock with no polish. Worth the palaver of the first pitch to get to the second!Bobling - AltLd - 12/Jun/14 with James P
One for the Avon veterans. Probably an acquired taste. I led the top pitch which was quite enjoyable.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Robert
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/14
Scuzlebut - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Gregor
Echna - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Rich
James Jackson - 2014
Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13
Richardlake - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with William Lake
Second pitch lead in the rain.
George Frisby - Lead β - 14/Aug/13 with Chris
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/13
Hidden - 2nd RP - 07/Jun/13
Me - P3
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Ben F
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13
Slick - AltLd - 25/Apr/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina
got a bit lost, and had to traverse back to get gear just above the crux
laurence_falconer - 20/Mar/13 with Chris Stafford
Floating snow in the air. Damn cold.
Nice easy route. Split into 2 pitches.
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/13
jcw - 2013
really good, unpolished climbing on the second and third pitch. i thought the second pitch was hard for HS and very hard for 4a. possibly no single move deserves 4b, but the climbing is quite constant. very reasonable gear if you have some small wires.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/12 with Jana
lead pitch 2
George Frisby - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Chris
stafford101 - AltLd rpt - 24/Jun/12 with George Frisby
Warm up of the day, bold but not in a bad way, meant you could just get on with the climbing. :) solo 1, Monkey 2, Me lead 3
pffft - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Monkey
Nice climbing. Quite a bold tricky section on pitch 2. Only the vaguest hint of the polish mentioned in the guide - I can only think the author is confused with another route.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Luke Vincent
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/12
off route a bit
Greg M - AltLd - 12/Apr/12 with Paul Watson
Did in 2 pitches via Piton Route stance 2 somehow. I bottled out of leading the top of PR (too early in season!) and traversed left back onto the route. A great outing! It was raining all around us but not in the gorge until we finished :)
PaulWatson - AltLd rpt - 12/Apr/12 with Greg
Started higher than the guidebook said, so did it in 2 pitches. Jamie led the 1st half, I led the 2nd. Gear quite sparse in places but a nice climb. Hardly any polish.
Katherine Ross - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Jamie Roberts
zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Katherine Ross
My first hs lead, fun climb with virtually no polish. Certainly not a severe though.
Ragingpossum - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with naomi malkin, louise phillips
LouiseP - 2nd O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Naomi, Will Bourne
Soloed Pitch 1,
Led Pitch 2
Seconded Pitch 3
R_W_M - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Todd
1. Solo 2. 2nd 3. Lead. First climb in a long time. Some nice climbing in pitch 3, lack of polish is nice.
TDembrey - AltLd rpt - 19/Feb/12 with Rob
bemdl - AltLd - 30/Oct/11
MikeC59 - Lead - 11/Aug/11
JamesRich - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Jack Bradbrook
Did it in 3 pitches all of which I led as James wasn't so keen due to the routes reputation for being bold and having dubious belays. Nice climbing but recommend acquiring some Avon gore style route finding and belay building skills before doing it.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with James Rich
Slick - AltLd - 20/May/11 with Isabel Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/11
Third time on this. led 2&3. Some tricky parts and some runouts.
PaulWatson - AltLd rpt - 03/May/11 with Rosy
kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11
clams - 2nd O/S - Apr/11 with K&PR
Slick - AltLd - 21/Jun/10 with Kevin Vans-Colina
Continued on a second pitch between the piton route and the arete.
Dan_Staff - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with James Turner
Led p2. Nice route with a veriety of moderate challenges. Loads of loose rock on this route as well, large block overhanging first stance cracked all the way round!
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 11/May/10 with Dan
ron244 - Lead O/S - 05/May/10 with Mike Connor
Not quite as polished as other routes in the area. Typical finish - through a thorn bush!
mpc - 2nd O/S - 05/May/10 with Ron Thomas
Clay C - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Chris S, Todd
TDembrey - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Clay
stafford101 - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/10
Nice climb. Pitch 2 is the best section by far - lots of loose rock though
mullermn - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Kylie Richards
Kylie - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with mullermn
Soloed easy slope. Final pitch was on VS, Piton route.
bsavage - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Richard Craddock
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/09
Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/09
climbingxcat - AltLd - 16/Jun/09 with Brian
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Dec/08
1st pitch scrambled to ledge below official start of 2nd pitch, 2nd Pitch (Dan) nice grippy rock with a couple of tricky moves. Crux is traverse after the spike. Comms very difficult due to road noise. 3rd Pitch (Me) technically easier but rock not as sticky and a bit polished in places. Nice climb, but can someone please take a pair of secateurs up to deal with that fiesty little Hawthorn bush on the 2nd pitch
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/08 with Dan
jh5638 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Joe
Awesome route, lead all bar the scrambally pitch at the beginning
Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Eleri Dawson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/08
Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/May/08
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/08
Feeling bold - 2nd - 30/Apr/07 with Ian - Yorkshire, tall Mike
Well protected climb from start to finish. I led first pitch, Myles led the second. Need to protect the traverse at the end of pitch 2.
deanster01 - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Myles Hook
Tamlyn - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Mark Somerfield
lukehodson - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/07 with Emma Ross
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/07
Hidden - 2007
tom.e - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/06
mike kann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Philippe Azzi
Went off route. 1.5 pitches on Central Gully then 3rd pitch of Piton Route
KarlH - Lead - 23/Aug/04 with Tom Hales & Phil Lilley
mol - AltLd - 28/Apr/04 with Dave
Fat Tim - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/04 with PJ
MikeC59 - Lead - 01/May/03
MikeC59 - Lead - 31/Mar/03
evhall - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/02 with jerzy
MikeC59 - Lead - 13/Jul/02
Paz - Solo O/S - 2002
IceMonkey1982 - 2002
gimmer - 2001
Hidden - 2000
Ally Smith - 2000
Hidden - Lead - Jul/99
Hidden - AltLd - 1999
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 07/Apr/98 with WW
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 09/Aug/97 with RL, SL
Mickdenali - Lead - 1997
Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/96 with James Latham
Hidden - AltLd - 1996
On bringing up the second rope we found that Nick hadn't tied on, so I down-climbed the first pitch with both ropes, re-clipping the gear and then re-ascended followed by Nick.
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/95 with DR, NC
tradguy - Lead O/S - 20/May/95 with Ed Lamb
ed_1973 - 2nd - 20/May/95 with paul highams
charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 05/Apr/84
JamieAyres - Lead O/S - 1984 with Nigel Evans
leland stamper - Lead O/S - 1982 with richard baynes
stp - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/81
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/80
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Feb/76
Nigel Bond - 03/Aug/74 with Pete Dainty
Bolt Phobia - 08/Apr/74
Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1973
Hidden - 2nd - 1968
Hidden - AltLd - 1965
oldmanofmow - Lead - 1959