The Elephant's Arse* S 4b
[Stylish! I mean the leg warmers. , 2 kb]24m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/15

Like giving birth to yourself, caving inside cliff.
emc110502 - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/15 with Mike, Dad

Off route second pitch
Rembrandt - AltLd - 01/Aug/15

andyclimber - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/15 with Angeline

Horrible descent.
Angeline - 2nd β - 01/Aug/15 with Andy

First Pitch only
Rembrandt - Solo rpt - 01/Aug/15

Off route second leg, dodgy free climb off the last belay
Paul Stanton - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Adam

top section only, as id done the squeeze before
pete1993 - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/15 with ben stoker

we did this first thing as it had been raining , so attempted for a laugh ,solo . really funny took a bit of working out to eventually figure which way to face and drag yourself through the hole , and then slightly precarious moves up and out of the cave
Pinguville - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/15 with George

Lizz led both pitches (it took several goes before she successfully forced herself into the cave, after shedding the rack and pushing it into the cave ahead of her), and being tiny managed to exit through the roof of the cave rather than via the side exit. Bloody good effort. Must have expended enough energy to light Holyhead for a week.
mariannekhoo - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Lizz Paley

Half Pint Lizz - Lead G/U - 23/May/15 with Denise, Marianne Khoo

Whole thing in one pitch in trainers. Good fun!
ianstevens - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/15 with Mike Stuart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/15

Hambo - Lead - 15/Mar/15 with Angie Bual

First pitch for fun
Jani_J - Lead - 14/Feb/15 with Matt

bstoker - Solo - 2015

K Dawg - Solo O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Nia, Lizzy, Rob

andyclimber - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14

Ron Rees Davies - 2nd - 05/Oct/14 with Pete

Hidden - Oct/14

such good fun!
Stopsy - Solo - 27/Sep/14 with Bede

K Dawg - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Kit

james1978 - 15/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/14

origamib - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

bantamdave - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Sara

Hidden - Lead - Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/14

steven_daniels99 - Solo O/S - 18/May/14

Jonny Harrison - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Hugh smith

First pitch only. Some fun to finish a good day out.
emlynroberts - TR - 30/Mar/14

First pitch only. For fun.
Jani_J - TR - 30/Mar/14 with Matt, Emlyn

First pitch only. Some fun to finish a good day out.
emlynroberts - TR - 30/Mar/14

Good Fun
Clogwyn y Gwin - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/14 with D J

j.townley - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with Stops!

Stopsy - 2nd - 23/Mar/14 with Townley

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/14

ADConway - AltLd β - 26/Feb/14

Great route, tight squeeze into the arse, and god bridging up the cave.
adamre12 - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/14

adamre12 - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/13

Last pitch of Duffel second.
ADConway - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/13 with David Nichols

So much fun squeezing up through the elephants arse. Laughing from start to finish. Beware of human turd at the start
damob123 - Lead - 10/Oct/13 with joe ramsdale

nesbear - Oct/13

Roo123 - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Henry Francis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/13

Everyone has to do this route once in their life. Mental!
monkeyman79 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Jon Hubbard

Malt_Loaf - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13

guy757 - 07/Aug/13

Good fun route, bit of a squeeze though.
Beezy - 2nd - 04/Aug/13 with Craig

Sophieeee - 2nd - 25/Jun/13

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 10/Jun/13 with Ben Wood, Kirky

Couldnt fit through the gap lol!
Lucylou19 - Lead dnf - 30/May/13

CragDog - Lead O/S - 25/May/13

Climbing Concentration
bazthomas - AltLd O/S - 20/May/13 with Shane (CC)

Didn't stop laughing the whole route!
jayyaj - Lead - 05/May/13 with Mike Unwin

fun route, You need to be skinny though.
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Jason

Easier than first time
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with A student

sheelba - Lead - 27/Apr/13

Craigyboy13 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13

Will Williams - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/13

SDW staff training, does exactly what it says on the tin.
scott mayled - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Dale led the first pitch, then brought up 5 of us Bobbie, Anita and 2 lads (sorry dont know your names yet) and me. Good fun not as bad as I was expecting.
emlynroberts - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Dale

Second Jamie buttle
Foxy1984 - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/12

The climbing is not so hard, but it is near impossible to get through the hole.
Bron - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Tony Scott

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/12

very different climb to the others the most difficult bit was the elephants arse but enjoyed it alot
spags88 - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/12 with gary mitchell

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jul/12

Done again in the rain, found it easier this time as I threw my rack into the cave.
ashsleight - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/12 with Student

Fun route. Don't have too much gear on you or you'll get stuck in the arse. Done in the rain.
ashsleight - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Student, Jamie buttle

kdalzell - Lead - 19/Jun/12 with Sarah Brunt

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/12

Hahahaha! What a struggle, facing left for good hands but nowt for feet. Others did it facing right. Finished up left inside through an even tighter squeeze.
thedatastream - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12

Great fun struggling up the arse.
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/12

lcullum7 - 2nd rpt - 10/Jun/12 with Mike Mason, Rich Jones

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with James Rolf

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/12

steven_daniels99 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12

Hjort - Solo rpt - 14/Apr/12 with Sophie Wilmes

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/12

fizzychewitt - Solo - 01/Apr/12

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Pete

pete1993 - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12

Hilarious fun, got a hex placed whilst coming through the arse, ended up lying in a heap on the floor laughing
Stopsy - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Henry

dale 42 - Lead β - 12/Feb/12

bede.west - 2nd O/S - Feb/12 with dale f

torin_123 - 2012

David Walker - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Jamie Lewis

smallerrich - Solo - 01/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11

Really fun, bit of a squeeze to enter the cave system. unique climb with novelty value.
Joe.Elliott1 - Lead - 27/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/11

rhys mence - 2nd - 27/Oct/11 with Joe Elliott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

rosieposey14 - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with mark challoner, hannah price

Jay C - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Nathan M, Nick E

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Oct/11

a good laugh
rustaldo - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Hannah

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/11

namagnall - Lead - Oct/11

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/11

First pitch, squeezing through the hole, is a hoot. The second pitch, climbing up the wide chimney, is really cool.
Binder - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Yvonne M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11

Hilarious route watching terry squirm!
Sianny - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Terry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11

Rodders28 - Lead β - Jun/11

Couldn't wedge myself through the little hole, no matter how I tried.
MatthewV - Lead dnf - 03/May/11 with Sally

sally_v - Lead dnf - 03/May/11 with Matthew

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/May/11

tim_mcd - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Manchi

Manchi - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with tim_mcd

P1 only
simonscubadiver - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/11

P1 only
Kendrick - Solo - 27/Apr/11

SimonvanDam - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Sigrid

I've never laughed so much watching my leader squirming through the hole which I later spend ages trying to get through. Second pitch was just as entertaining. Very funny and entertaining route.
trish1968 - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Nick Bennett

Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/11

jstringer - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Rhys Williams, Red Dragon

Rhys_Alun - Solo rpt - 16/Apr/11 with John Stringer, Red Dragon

LeeJWC - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Chris Bridge, Phil Taylor, Ben Ota

peua57 - Solo - 22/Mar/11

HeatherF - Solo - 26/Feb/11 with Mark

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Dave86 - 2011

P1 only
Harri777 - Solo - 13/Nov/10 with Stephen T, Naomi

V. cold. stripped down to baselayer to get through hole- jacket on inside was a big incentive! Solo up 2nd pitch through cave was pleasant but exposed on slab at top.
NB Pixel - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/10

david morse - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/10

all pitches....(split into 3) the top bit of duffel seems harder than 4b if your short, wearing trainers, and have no chalk or gear in! brilliant first and second pitch
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ellie

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/10

Owain Llewelyn - Solo - 09/Sep/10

Very entertaining!
Cardi - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Nikki

Kyle F - 2nd - 26/Jul/10

didn't realise that it was a route but a great explore and a nice spot to get out of the sun
Steven Andrews - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Philip

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

Only went as far as into the cave
Rhys_Alun - Solo - 25/May/10 with Pete Walker, Jo Gwen

jogwen - Solo dnf - 20/May/10 with p walker, Rhys Alun Williams

very funny. more of a adventure and a joke than a climb
dan ely - Solo O/S - 11/May/10

prwalker - Solo - 10/May/10

ojp - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Robin

ChrisWE - Apr/10 with Paul, Kirstie

jonnyridleylogan - Lead O/S - Apr/10

forgot just how funny this is to watch!
krusty23 - 2nd - 14/Mar/10 with Chris Evans, Paul Haydock

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Feb/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/10

amthalmann - 2nd O/S - 06/Feb/10

Aptly named.
CharlotteJelleyman - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10 with Amanda Thalmann

Hidden - 2010

Matthew Scott-Chalmers - 2010

struggled like el getting through the hole
wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Rob

Good struggle up the first hole! Finished up the HVS on the top wall.
dts - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Andy Taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/09

MJP - AltLd dnf - 01/Aug/09 with Sam Hardman

prwalker - Solo - 24/Jul/09

Sardien - Solo rpt - 03/Jul/09

Good old fashioned struggle.
Zoomer - 2nd - 02/Jul/09 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - Lead - 02/Jul/09 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/09

Od - Solo - 31/May/09 with Joe "Titus" Williams

Great fun!
krusty23 - 2nd - 24/May/09 with lou, ben

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Sarah Fanthorpe, Alan Smith

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

Hjort - Solo rpt - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

stump - Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/08

Went the right way this time. Amazing stuff :)
victim of mathematics - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/08 with Sarah Clough

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/08

Much Fun!
Mr_S - 2nd - 16/Aug/08 with speekingleesh

davidwright - 2nd - 16/Aug/08

LeighAdams - Lead - 11/Aug/08 with Eddie Banks

Hjort - Solo rpt - 12/Jul/08

Sardien - Solo β - 12/Jul/08

GScot38 - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Aptley named
intersection996 - Lead - 19/Jun/08 with Migi

adam06 - Solo - 04/Jun/08

Dominic Ross - Solo - May/08

mol - Lead - 16/Feb/08 with Fiona Bangs

Hjort - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Andy Davies, James Marjot

Hidden - Solo - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Done as one pitch (very stylishly, too...)
RedFox - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Maria

the juicy dangler - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/07

Carly - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/07 with sophie/rich/james

Hidden - Solo - 27/Sep/07

Spent a good ten minutes getting through the hole! ended with 2nd pitch of duffle
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Clive

Clivest - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with Ewan Russell

2 pitch, RLT trg
Thomas Healing - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/07

scorky345 - Apr/07 with Tim Oates

tim20 - Apr/07 with sam corcoran

fran04 - Solo - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - Solo - 15/Oct/06

Chris Davids - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Dec/05

Keith Jones - 2nd - 15/Nov/05 with David

maria85 - 2nd - 17/Sep/05 with Steve

Ian Andrews - Solo O/S - 2005

Odd move to get over the divide in the middle. Awesome fun though.
perfectlynormalbeast - AltLd - Sep/04 with Alec Corio

take your rack off to get through the hole, excellent route a must do for some fun and then some great climbing in a small cave system
Alaister Nurse - Lead - 04/Jul/04 with Neil Edwards

I think we exited from the cave too low. Went out the first skylight and had to climb an exciting groove to reach the big ledge.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 01/May/04 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 01/May/04 with victim of mathematics

And Mash
Chesh - Lead - May/04 with Martin

DerwentDiluted - Solo - May/04

Funniest climb in the world
Jon Pilling - Lead O/S - Mar/04 with Richie Newman

Rock Fairy - 2000

Fooling around at 3am
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 27/Sep/96 with Jamie Fisher, Muir Morton

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Oct/93

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