Central Gully HS 4a
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Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/15

Pretty rubbish. 3rd pitch the best of a bad lot. Better than watching tv
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 17/May/15 with Vienna

philmcf - AltLd - May/15

Very Avon Gorge... Bold and top end of the grade. Pitch 2 is quite sustained for a 4a especially above gear. Nice route though, very little polish.
BStar - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/15 with Rachael

Really enjoyed the climb, very deceptive from the bottom.
Rachael88 - 2nd - 28/Apr/15 with Adam

Hidden - 2015

Went off route on the second pitch and ended up at the belay of Piton Route. Was all a bit damp so decided to abb off and save it for a nicer day.
Rob Morgan - Lead dnf - 09/Nov/14

Slick - 2nd - 14/Sep/14 with Isabel Evans

Egons Issy - Lead - 14/Sep/14 with Richard Nicholson

Steve Bartle - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Tom F Harding

Scrambled up P1, lead P2 & P3. Fun climbing with very little polish.
Tom F Harding - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/14 with Steve Bartle

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

Echna - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Rich

James Jackson - 2014

avictimoftheDrpsycho - Solo O/S - 05/Oct/13

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

Richardlake - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13 with William Lake

will_lake - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Richard 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

Scrambled P1 Ben- P2 Me - P3
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Ben F

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Mustafa

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

Lead P1
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

Egons Issy - AltLd - 20/May/11 with Richard Nicholson

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

beardy mike - 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

BALD EAGLE - Lead - 13/Jun/03 with Phillipa Beale

MikeC59 - Lead - 01/May/03

MikeC59 - Lead - 31/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/02

MikeC59 - Lead - 13/Jul/02

Paz - Solo O/S - 2002

IceMonkey1982 - 2002

gimmer - 2001

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - 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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973

Hidden - 2nd - 1968

Hidden - AltLd - 1965

RUMC meet
oldmanofmow - Lead - 1959

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