danbirkby - Lead O/S - 01/May/15 with Adrian
Not sure where the 5a move is supposed to be, felt quite straightforward for HVS
sheelba - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/15 with Kevin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/15
steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Jamie Roberts
zcsharp - 2nd - 01/Nov/14 with Steve Gibbs
LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/14
corinrathbone - 2nd dnf - 13/Aug/14 with Łukasz Harazin
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 16/Jul/14
danmullett - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/14
Led 1st pitch which is awesome. On awesome rock and not so awesome gear above the roof.
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Mark Philipson
spaced gear, tricky route finding on pitch 2
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/14
rhys.nadin - 2nd - Jul/14 with Richard Nadin
Alright, but no better than any other climb on Central Buttress.
pheotleyr - AltLd rpt - 19/Jun/14 with Iggy
Led P2.much more polish than I was expecting which must have made the first pitch intesting to lead. Left foot slipped on grass when pulling up over the overhanging traverse but somehow managed to save what would have been a nasty swinging fall with one hand and a flagging foot. 1*?
squicky - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Peter
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/14
mallardhealhook - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14
crimpylewis - 2nd - 13/Apr/14
Slick - AltLd - 09/Apr/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina
wouldn't rush back. Bit meandering and awkward as a three. Lead second pitch
darren hudson - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/14 with Adele Long, David Ford
Led first pitch, found the overhangs awkward and a bit run out.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Andy
Actually started off on Piton Route but went wrong on P2. The overhang felt exciting for 4a! 5a + polish + bold above overhang made it feel exciting. Matt's pitch was done in record time as the sun went down and it was getting cold.
Dave Mahon - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Matt Jackson
What a fine climb. Overhang on pitch 2 is pretty polished and poorly protected when the nerves need it, but hold your nerve and enjoy. Pitch 3 is a dream.
matt.jj - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Dave Mahon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14
Went to lead the second pitch, thought it went right once you get to the peg in the over hangs which it doesn't. Spooked myself and had to down climb and swap hanging belay with Jimbo. Rope work skills improved.
Pete Scott - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with Jimbo
Neil - Lead O/S - 2014
thomb - Lead O/S - 2014 with David Coley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Nov/13
therat - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/13
ian caton - AltLd - 25/Sep/13 with Abi
Abi Chard - AltLd - 25/Sep/13 with Ian
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13
Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/13
Very good, benchmark HVS. Possibly the best route of its grade I have done in Avon.
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Mike
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with Ben
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13
Jamie lead the first pitch which i found enjoyable. i lead the second pitch but went right at the double pegs, found this quite hard and fell off, now only a single peg left (glad i clipped both). this left me swinging back at the belay, perfect for swapping the lead so that Jamie could drag my shaking body up the left side of the now single peg. Which is the right way?
sjbrook - AltLd dog - 06/Aug/13 with Jamie
An interesting lead from Sam, at least he has the broken peg as a souvenir now.
zcsharp - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Sam
Good, but definitely not worth 3 stars. Supposedly zero star route Central Slab just to the left is almost as good (and has zero polish)...
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Stuart
Me - P1
Peter - P2
Didn't find the best sequence after the roofs on P1 making it feel rather insecure and awkward up the rib. Otherwise lovely climbing on both pitches but I'm not sure its quite 3 stars when compared with some of the no-star routes on the same wall.
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/13 with Peter
Led first pitch. Really humid. Felt unexpectedly pokey passing the roof. Managed to get quite a comfortable lying-down belay on the ledge, even listened to a spot of Test Match Special.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with J. Iles-Smith
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13
tp45597 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with niels
Fantastic route in glorious evening sunshine. The sandwhich slab in P1 is quite shiny which adds to the exitement, and the belay was of the hanging variety.
Si Carter - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Colin Tiley
steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Will Attridge
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13
led first pitch but got so much rope drag from not extending gear had to bale.
halfwaythere - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with george
Ragingpossum - 2nd rpt - 25/May/13 with steve gibbs, willbris3
I don't remember the moves after the roof being as tricky last time!
katherinesydney - 2nd rpt - 30/Apr/13 with tom thomb
thomb - Lead - 30/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/13
alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Neil Morbey
Rich p1, following the e1 line after the overhang. Chris led up p2 of Central Buttress, as the belay was set up a bit high to continue up Great Central Route.
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 03/Mar/13 with Richard Lade
HarryB - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Catherine
catty_9 - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/13 with Beth Norman, Harry Bloxham
Good first pitch with what felt like quite hard moves then a fantastic belay right on the nose before seconding the second pitch which felt like it would be easier to lead in light of the direction of pull on the ropes.
Ragingpossum - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Tom Eldridge
aipattison - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with George Evans
Some difficulty getting through the 5a move with a cumbersome rucksack on. Second pitch easier to lead than second due to rope pull - Will had to deal with that issue though.
Eagertom - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Will Bourne
georgeevans88 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Alex Pattison
jcw - 2013
Expectedly polished, but looser than I had anticipated. Better than it appeared.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12 with Jamie R, Simon Da
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12
Led P1. Forget about the overhang in P2 and worse forgot you need to move left!
Slick - AltLd - 16/Sep/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina
tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Harry Martin
Think I went too far right at the overhang on the second pitch. fun route tho.
Alan100 - AltLd - 01/Sep/12
nick lead pitch 1 and i lead pitch 2 - quite tough for the grade
richiebongo - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/12 with Nick Smith
Lead 2nd pitch. In the rain. Scary. Friday night after work, topped out just before dark and a heavier rain shower. Brilliant climb
Kemics - AltLd rpt - 17/Aug/12 with Anthony
Anthony Dixon - AltLd - 17/Aug/12
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with James N
jamesn89 - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/12 with george e
First pitch only. Then bailed as martin struggled with the crux. Seriously awkward belay? Class climbing. Though a little spicy once through the roof, 4c moves and definitive ledge to deck into.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12
zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with James S
James S - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with jamie
Started leading pitch 1, got between over hangs and decided it wasn't for me, a good decision it turned out. Monkey lead instead. I lead pitch 2 which was a joy, traverse through overhang what a move. Run out above with quite a spicy move :)
pffft - AltLd β - 23/Jun/12 with Monkey
Really good, but surprisingly hard and bold after the roof on pitch 1.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Luke Vincent
localboy - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/12 with Simon C, Simon F
Led P1; Simon led P2. P1 very polished but P2 not so bad.
simonf - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Simon, Mike
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12
efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12
Good route with the top of the overhang harder than I was expecting. Hanging nut belay I'm sure wasn't necessary though! 2* not 3* though in my opinion.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Kyle Williamson
This was good. Only slightly marred by the polish where piton route crosses it. We climbed it as a 3. I led P1, Dale P2 and DW2 came along for the ride.
SGD - AltLd - 15/Apr/12 with Dale
Good fun route. Stu had 1st 5a pitch I had 2nd 4c pitch. First pitch a little polished but I found it ok. Pulling threw the overhangs on both pitches was fun good exposer.
Dale - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with stu, dave
evhall - AltLd rpt - 25/Feb/12 with goat, Dave F
PAJames - 2012
Rambly start then good (if polished) climbing through the overhangs to the belay. I led P2, and moved right rather than left up onto the final slab after the ancient twin pegs, felt 5a and bold this way, but at least the holds were rough! Second pitch eases off completely once on the slab. Didn't think the climbing was consistent enough to warrant 3 stars, but a good route for sure.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Stewart
djking1983 - Lead - 14/Nov/11 with Steve Knaggs
I had some unfinished business with this route after backing off in heavy rain last time.
maresia - AltLd rpt - 13/Nov/11 with Mike Kann
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with jon (ukc reading)
Double ropes would have been good. Rope drag was bad on both pitches. I'm not sure if my way over the first overhang was 'on route'
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11
Ended up going past the belay at the end of the first pitch by accident as it wasn't really that obvious, which turned out to be a pretty bad mistake as I ended up doing the entire route as one super pitch. The main problem with this is it led to killer rope drag as well as the problem of running out of quick draws on the last section meaning I had to improvise a bit.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Rob Stanfield
Myself and the mighty TNM figured we'd eat this in a couple of hours, with Rollo there to try out his new GoPro. But it all went a bit wrong. TMN pumped out, Rollo went home, and we faffed our way through it.
The little traverse near the overhang is polished but ok in the end and takes either a long reach or bold foot moves. Rubbish belay in the seat is better swapped for a peg belay on the ledge if you're ok with that as the seat is uber uncomfortable. However, if you're ok with the seat or have a well cushioned arse there are more anchors available than in the Royal Navy. No peg though.
Crossed ropes on P2 lead to much faffing and a top out with a head torch on but apart from the move to the right of the double pegs it's plain sailing.
ashley_sandeman - AltLd β - 27/Sep/11 with Richard Miles
saintlade - 23/Sep/11
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/11
cem - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - 2nd β - 03/Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11
karenhh - AltLd - 09/Jul/11 with Tom Brierley
Tom Brierley Gore - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Shijing Hu
Awsome route! 3 well deserved stars, the polish traverse under the first overhang was quite thrilling. Overhang move is well protected but very bold after that.
Fred_Richard - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Kat
kat-lyle - 2nd - 23/Jun/11 with fred
Slick - Lead - 20/May/11 with Isabel Evans
Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/11
Hidden - Lead - 17/May/11
with Chris and Rich and a 45 min belay wait due to general team incompetance
Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - 14/May/11
Necky move end of P1, with runout section straight after. Thought-provoking. Nice to tick this lead after six years.
ruaidh - AltLd O/S - 11/May/11 with Steve
Clay C - Lead O/S - 03/May/11 with James C
kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - May/11 with Peter Rigby
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - May/11 with Kelli Roberts
catemuir - 2nd - 09/Mar/11 with Sophie Keltie
More like did not start - only had time for the top pitch. Good fun though.
Dave Ing - TR dnf - 24/Feb/11
31770 - 2011
All the excitement happens in the middle section, with both ends a bit scrappy and easy, so a bit of a strange climb, but the tougher bits are tasty. Nice topout onto the clifftop walk, and belay to the old railings.
manwithacam - AltLd - 18/Sep/10 with Joris
Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Dan Metcalfe
P1 JL Lead, DL 2nd, TP 3rd
P2 DL Lead, TP 2nd, JL 3rd
An interesting and varied climb with some exciting moves. Relatively well protected but with some good exposure in parts. Best finished in the dark!
fragglerock - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Tom Prince, Jon Lumb
Lead first pitch, Dan lead second. Finished in darkness, perfect mid week after work route.
evilweed - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/10
Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with Dan Metcalfe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10
Slick - AltLd - 11/Aug/10 with Kevin Vans-Colina
Doubles would have been very useful! Did first pitch which felt pretty bold.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Becca
Led pitch 2. Cool move on smallish holds (though maybe I just couldn't reach the big ones!). Had a lot of problem with rope drag after though. I need half ropes!
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/10 with Tom
The 5a move is not too bad, protected by an old peg, with proper gear a couple of metres below. Gets run out on the slightly easier section above, so perhaps slightly above average difficultly for HVS? The second pitch involves some thought; it would be bog-standard VS with beta.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/10 with alex malins
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Jul/10
philhilo - 06/Jul/10 with nick dinnis, simon C
Phil lead and went right at the wall rather than left. We only did the first pitch of this route and the second pitch of Central Butres. Got rope stuck as well.
localboy - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Phil, Simon C
Ali good lead on 1st pitch, I led 2nd
wildrover220 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Ali Dixon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/10
lizannday - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Pete
climbed the bit around the overhang atrociously: grabbed two bits of gear, took two rests and fell off! gary said i'd enjoy it... once i got over the wobble though, the rest was quite enjoyable. warm rock perch on the slabs at the top was a treat
katherinesydney - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/10 with gary burgess
Phil PBC - 2010
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Pete H
Lead much easier second pitch - not sure I could have lead the first...
evhall - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Leandro
after benightment the previous year
Stone Muppet - 19/Sep/09
Lead 2nd pitch
Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/09 with Malins
Al Franks - AltLd rpt - Aug/09 with Alex
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09
Fell off climbing through the overhang on P1, after rushing it and not getting the feet in the right place. Led pitch 2.
Chris Sansum - AltLd dog - 13/Jun/09 with Gary Lewin
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/09
lead 2nd pitch
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Big Gay Jordo
georgeevans88 - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/09 with Francis
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Apr/09 with Robyn Nelson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/09
Protheroe - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Douglas Hamilton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08
scorpia97 - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/08 with Will Goldsmith
simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08
In one pitch.
Chubbard - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/08 with J Robinson
JimR - 2nd - 07/Sep/08 with Charles H
Led first pitch: got a bit lost, and it was all a bit scary underneath the overhang and moving round the rib...!
Eddie Hung - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/08 with Rob Horton
rh5980 - AltLd O/S - 15/Feb/08 with Eddie Hung
georgeevans88 - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/08 with Pete
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Feb/08
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Nov/07
Circus - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/07 with Loz
Hmmm, think the block you belay on for the top of the 1st pitch might fall off one day
Dr Caterpillar - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/07 with Adam
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/07
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 04/Nov/07
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07
Lead 1st pitch
Al Franks - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Emma Ross
Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Emma Ross
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07
Led P2. Eric led P1. Very exposed and tasty!
dycotiles - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Eric
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/07
Hidden - 01/Jun/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/07
I hate British sodding wet weather!! Had to abseil off after being caught by the rain half way up. Nothing like wet limestone to make you shudder.
maresia - AltLd dnf - 08/May/07 with Iain Afshar
Marti999 - Lead - 05/Apr/07 with Mark Glaister
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/07 with Joe
ruaidh - AltLd dog - 20/Sep/06 with ?
Lev - AltLd - 12/May/06 with Emma Ross, Greg Pittam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/06
cragdan - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with jamie
Great route, with a tricky exit to the first pitch. Just make sure you carry on hanging on!
beardy mike - Lead O/S - 2006 with Ben Sutton
Bern - 2006
John Lisle - 2006
pattisonr - Aug/05 with Matt
RedFox - AltLd - 23/May/05 with Tom K
al99 - AltLd O/S - 13/May/05 with Rupert Rosedale
Marq - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/05 with Daniel Dennehy
tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005
Hidden - Lead β - 2005
phsharpy - Lead O/S - 2005 with Bethan Davies
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2005 with Tim Rolfe
simon kimber - Solo - 2005
furry - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with Neil
Andrew Barker - AltLd O/S - May/04 with Dave Peachey
Hidden - AltLd - May/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
climbingxcat - 2nd β - 12/Aug/03 with Brian
IceMonkey1982 - 2003
Boxy - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/02
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/02 with John Marston
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Mar/02
Paz - Lead O/S - 2002 with SN
gimmer - 2001
Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/00
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
Slippery let-down after the superior CB.
alan moore - 2000
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1999 with Chris Newton, Karen Ghiselli
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - Jan/98
p1 only (E1), then p2 of Piton route (4a), then p2 of Great Central Route (4b). Piton Route - 2nd
tracyclimber - Lead - 30/Oct/95
colin milton - AltLd - 29/Aug/95 with eric milton
leland stamper - AltLd O/S - Aug/95 with rich anderson
mikej - AltLd - 16/Apr/95 with Nick Salmon
lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95
Hidden - Lead - 1995
Hidden - Lead - 1995
Martin off to Casualty!
chris sm - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/94 with Martin Sime
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 1994 with Jerry
AndyB123 - AltLd - 1989 with Andy E
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jul/88 with Robert Clark
mark-abz - AltLd - 25/Oct/87 with Andy W
Moses - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/87
bullybones - Lead - 1987
Mike Owen - 23/Oct/84 with Elaine Owen
Richard Weller - AltLd - 06/Oct/84 with john sanders
sadams - Lead - 30/Sep/84 with Steve Gordon-Head
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 30/Sep/84 with Nigel Brooks (Thames Valley CC)
failed on 1st pitch and never went back
JamieAyres - Lead dnf - 1984
Seconded in May 81.
stp - Solo rpt - 02/Dec/83
sadams - AltLd - 04/Oct/83 with Steve Newman
andy gittins - 1983
andy gittins - 1983
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/82
Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Sep/82 with Charlie Leverton
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/81 with Richard Dickenson
first HVS lead
AlanLittle - Lead - 30/May/81 with Dave Hayward
Paul Clarke - 1981
Brian Wilderspin - AltLd - 27/Oct/80 with Kev Howett
tapley - 2nd - 12/Oct/80 with John Sumner
Hidden - 1980
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/79
beaumap - Lead - 02/Sep/77 with Pete Coghill
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/77
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 16/Sep/76 with Saxon Ridley
alpboy57 - 09/May/76 with Stuart Hermalin
Marcus - 07/Dec/75 with Roger Stokes
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 11/May/75 with Geof Hargreves
Andy Chubb - 1975 with Pete Coghill
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973
Hidden - AltLd - 1965