The abseil in was exciting enough! Then cool February shade, water in the cracks and a dirty, greasy feel to everything else made this seem top end HVS! Fantastic though.andy_pemberton - Lead - 22/Feb/14 with Dave Marshall, Sarah Massey
Hidden - 2014
muppett - 2014
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/13
NaCl - Lead O/S - Dec/13
Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/13
I lead pitches 1 and 3, totally awesome route, really weird how the start is loads of horizontal shelf/slots on the black/brown rock and by the end its classic limestone climbing.
arandall - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/13 with remus knowles
georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with James N
jamesn89 - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with george e
The forecast said sun, we had sea mist which resulted in all the holds being very damp & slimy. The mid tide height in the cave meant a high traverse of the left wall (VS?). The slime continued, all the sloping holds on the first pitch instilling little confidence, especially as they seemed to slope all the wrong way. Unrelenting steepness, time looking for placements (mostly very good) and knackered arms force a rethink a short distance from the belay. Better to return on a warm, dry sunny day so we bailed out...
Sean Kelly - Lead dnf - 22/Sep/13 with Harry Pearce
P2 & 3 only (after escaping Goddess of Gloom) - lead as one long pitch
timreynolds - Lead - 22/Sep/13 with Sarah Welsh, Dave Coley
Fantastic. The traverse in was wet and super scary.
Chubbard - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Paz
Condensed as anything first thing which kicked the psyche for Dreadnought.
AJM - AltLd rpt - 21/Sep/13 with Tom Lambert
led P1 and P3
steveprice.exmouth - AltLd - 21/Sep/13 with Sarah Welsh
Too greasy and wet for Dreadnought so did this instead. Well positioned.
Tubs - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/13 with AJM
P1 Steve, P2 Me, P3 Steve
Sarah Welsh - AltLd - 21/Sep/13 with Steve Price
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/13
led P1 and P3. Awesome route!!!
Pajamas Tom - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13
Gilster - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/13 with James
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Pete H
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Bruce Woodley
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/13
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/13
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13 with J
A superb outing start to finish, just one wet toe between us! :)
petegunn - AltLd - 08/Aug/13 with Davina
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Alys, Mike
Incredible route. Led P2 and 3 together.
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Dan Lane
P1, Tom led P2/3 in one. What a brilliant route in a stunning situation and a good variety of rock too.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Tom Livingstone
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/13
Hidden - Apr/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/13
Hidden - 2013
Grabtheslab - 2013
5.30am, alarm sounds. 6am out the door, on the road. Arrive 7am. Low tide 8:30am. Forgot that sunrise is at 7:45... Downclimb a pleasure. The great cave was booming to a 1.5m swell, 100s of gulls staring down at us as we traversed around the cave. One ledge required lightning reactions to dodge the waves. Start of the route - dry feet. P1- steep sustained but lovely jug and pump fest - serious. I was wondering what I had let myself in for by the end of it. P2 was a nice cuddle back, its only HVS they say. P3 was the perfect end, beautiful climbing in a amazing situation. Good times. If dont want spectators be sure to ask the coastgaurd nicely, else bored crew will come and watch you from the boat haha
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/12 with Goss
From the approach to the top-out, pure adventure. An experience I won't forget. https://vimeo.com/52489663 - Our ascent.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12 with Martin Stanfield
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Oct/12
general - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Ian Lau
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12
The approach is almost better than the route and a lot of fun. p1 wet but very good .p2 pokey and p3 interesting.good afternoon out
misterb - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/12 with bob
Rowena Clare - Lead - 16/Sep/12
P1 + 3. Good but marred somewhat by the poo at the chock stone on P1.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/12 with Eddie Young
The abseil is definitely possible with just a 60m rope tied to the pole. Bottled the approach the previous day - I'll have to return for that (I'd be happy doing it as part of a traverse of magical mystery tour)
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Emily
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/12
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/12 with Chris Gooder
Great effort by Ed on a very wet 1st pitch!
dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Ed Hastrop, Jen
JenDurden - AltLd - 02/Sep/12 with Ed Hastrop, Dan Barbour
Lead P1, was horrifically wet and muddy, slipped, lost my nut but actually the moves weren't that bad just very sketchy protection and VERY VERY wet. P2 & P3 had a lot more protection and were much more fun. Can see why this is top 50, super exposed all the way up and saw a massive seal and a fulmar.
Edward Hastrop - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Dan Barbour, Jen Durden
Wet & slimy P1 with a guano finish. Very retrospectively enjoyable.
Dave Rumney - AltLd - 02/Sep/12 with Tanya Milner
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12
Seconded the first and second pitch lead the third pitch.The first pitch was wet and slippery and stank,the second pitch was easy the third was a very good line the only one worth climbing.The setting was amazing
J.A.Thomson - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Dan
Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/12
Nick fell in on the traverse out of the cave. Very amusing. Very wet.
frank ramsay - 28/Aug/12 with Nick Gregory
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 24/Aug/12
belay bunny turned bad - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/12 with loundsy
Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/12
Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Fez
What a climb. Great approach, managing to stay dry with a low spring tide. Got midway up pitch one before slipping off a guano-sprinkled ledge, cue biggest trad fall to date. Tried twice more, with same wipper resulting. An apparantly "rusty" John then puts me to shame cruising pitch easily. After a bit of faff, which nearly resulted with me being lowered into the drink. P2 was fairly easy, apart from being vomited on by a baby sea bird on lead. P3 is an unrelenting pump fest. First jamming, then laybacking.
Definetly come back again, just need to order some bigger guns.
Matt Smith - AltLd dog - 18/Aug/12 with John Tanner
Fantastic route, lovely starting position. Pitch 3 is a joy!
John Tanner - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Matt Smith
Lead all 3 pitches, what a quality route! The traverse around the cave, to the bottom of the route, just adds to the whole experience. A classic!!
crag_hopper_Jay - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Hannah Renshall
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/12
Max19 - 2nd - Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Feb/12
mike kann - 2012
Helen Gibson - 2012
williamsd79 - 2012
matt perks - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
led p3 awsome climb awsome exposure
JackHatton - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/11 with richy mardell
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/11
What a fabulous day! Low spring tide at 11am. We got there around 10am and traversed the Great Cave dry. Thanks to the low tide Steve could belay from the low platform. I lead P1 - delightful steep climbing on massive holds, with reasonable protection. I suffered a bit of rope drag just as I approached the belay at the top of P1. A hanging belay on 2 big hexes and a big cam while Steve lead P2. P3 was no pussycat, but brilliant rock with solid gear and a great finish to a great climb.
petecallaghan - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/11 with Stephen Price
Led P2. Got a bit moist on the traverse in, thought we could just wade across the lower traverse with shoes off, Bubbles stayed dry(ish) My shoes and trousers got soaked! P1 is brilliant, P2 is pretty good, bit dirty, and the top pitch is mega too. *** Steady HVS 5a.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Bubbles
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11
Fantastic route - fragrant! Finished as the sun set.
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Helen E
RossT - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Andrew Edwards
Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/11
WB - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Guy
Great route, led P1 and P3. Felt P3 was harder than P1. Fantastic exposure
Mr Tickle - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with davenev
Led the easy p2 - keep something in reserve for p3 its tough!!
davenev - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/11 with luke
burto - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with hertha
so happy to be living in Devon with climbs like this, proper adventure, got wet to thighs getting there. lead middle pitch, the easy one
Hertha - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/11 with Burto
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/11
steep, misty, damp, greasy at bottom, lots of guano, exciting abseil down... enough fun for one day -we gave dreadnought a miss!
GuyM - AltLd - Sep/11 with will
Major gibber on 1st pitch. Amazing route!
net - 2nd - 30/Aug/11 with George
GPN - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Annette
Bloody amazing. Best HVS i've done and not sure you'd find a better mix of position, exposure and climbing anywhere at this grade.. (Lead P1 & P3)
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with George
georgel - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with will
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Gwen Thomson
Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/11
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/11 with Rob G
Well worth doing even though I'd done Dreadnought previously. The top pitch is very fine, steep and juggy in a great position. The approach was the hardest as the tide was nearly all the way in, so the approach round the Great Cave was very pumpy trying to stay out of the water - Jo nearly pulled me in, swinging wildly and had to climb the route in wet jeans!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Jo
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/11
centurion05 - 2011
Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Unexpected slip on the 1st pitch led to fall that was a litte close to the sea, otherwise just as good as last time.
mark schramm - Lead dog - 22/Oct/10 with steve P
James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10
francois - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Chris
Fantastic climb! Atmospheric, mega-exposed, dodgy traverse in, but an amazing route. Gotta lead it next time!
BelayBunney - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Francois
Lead 1st and 3rd pitches.
mark schramm - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with tom m
Lead pitch 2. Amazing!
tommoulds - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Schramm
Jonathan Emett - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with crispin
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/10
colkurtz - AltLd - 01/Sep/10 with Robb
led p1 & 3
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10
I led pitch 2
DanLear - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10 with Al McPhierson
MH123 - 2nd - 11/Aug/10 with Jack Folland, Sam Farnsworth
What an amazing route
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with sam farnsworth
Started the first pitch in the wrong place and had to traverse an old seagull nesting site to get back on route which was less than nice. The rest of the route and the trip as a whole was superp.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 07/Aug/10 with Loz
Neil Rigiani - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Rich Mayfield
Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/10
williamsd79 - 2010
markpollak - 2010
tcfield - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/09
lead 1 and 3. this climb is incredible. very easily one of the best HVS's in England. easy in its grade.
twright180 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/09
led middle pitch.great day out but a bit of a let down after all the hype. low in the grade.
w.pettet-smith - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/09 with paul
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09
Mike did the hard pitch. Lots of bird crap and a gull at the second belay. Hilarious, slimey soloing due to getting tide times wrong! Don't forget to pack the guns for the first pitch.
Rollo - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Mike
msoldn - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Pau, Jason
dmoir - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Lauren and Mayer
Lauren Davies - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Dave and Mayer
lead first and last pitches. Approach throught the cave is good fun
Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Nick Hirst
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/09
Great climbing, Great day out
37degrees - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with J.Baker
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/08
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/08
If prusiking and escaping up the wrong line can even count as having dogged it...
Blisco - 2nd dog - 11/Oct/08 with Nick Hirst
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/08
Chris_barr - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/08 with Mike
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08
Great conditions, topped out into the sunshine, pleased to have ticked this.
manwithacam - AltLd - 27/Sep/08 with Martin
Excellent, despite the smell. Arrived too early for the cave traverse so abbed in. Glorious weather.
Steerpike - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Tommo
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/08
Pete led the 1st and 3rd pitches.We absailed down to the start just above high water.What an adventure and what a fantasic route
Popkids - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/08 with Kafoozalem
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08
Led 1st/3rd pitches. A good adventure with the approach through the cave
cornishben - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Gareth
Late start, Ttraversed in, finished with just enough light.
sebrider - AltLd O/S - May/08 with Roby Rudolf
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/07
Justin T - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/07 with Wifey
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/07
alaan - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Rich
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/07
The last one TFFT
Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 17/Aug/07 with Mark Stevenson
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07 with Ben
loved belay after p2- An armchair in the sky
chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Nik Goile
Superb route, superb day! The peg cluster for the belay has rotted away, look out for the stumps that remain!
richardr - AltLd O/S - Aug/07
Rob Kennard - 2007
climber sim - 2007
Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/06 with sim
AJH - AltLd - 07/Oct/06 with Crispin
sgl - AltLd - 04/Sep/06 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/06
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with helen gibson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/06
nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06 with Chris Todd
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06
Failed on the first pitch. Alex led 1 & 2, I led final pitch.
AJM - AltLd dog - Aug/06 with Alex Gaastra
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/06
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/06
Bern - 2006
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Chris j
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05
Boxy - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/05 with Vince
westaway - 2005
Okecroak - AltLd - 17/Oct/04 with C. Ebbutt
Tim Steward - AltLd - 01/Aug/04 with James Parrot
feilx - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Ian Lovatt
Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Aug/03
tom.e - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Charlie Everett
andybrown114 - AltLd - 20/Aug/00 with David Evans
Hidden - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead - Sep/99
7 hours car to car - had to wade the cave, lost belay device to the sea at end of 2nd pitch. Andy led pitch 1 and 1st half of 3 before running out of gear and having to belay.Awesome route :-)
Toerag - AltLd O/S - 22/Feb/98 with Andy Shaw
mikej - AltLd - 06/Sep/97 with Nick Salmon
phardman - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/97
Hidden - AltLd - 1997
ChrisJD - AltLd - 1996 with rc
timreynolds - AltLd - 08/Nov/95 with John Burnip
lead p1 and 3
colin milton - AltLd - 08/Sep/95 with eric milton
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 30/Aug/95 with Matt Vigg
Hidden - AltLd - 1995
One of Life's most awesome climbs
Tony Kartawick - AltLd O/S - Jun/94 with Jan Kartawick
Hidden - 1993
Marti999 - 1992
kp64zl - AltLd - Oct/91 with Simon T
ChrisJD - Lead - 11/Aug/90 with Alex
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/90
steve taylor - AltLd O/S - Mar/90 with Ket
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 04/Aug/89 with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 04/Aug/89 with Dad
Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Jul/89 with Krishna
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/89
frank ramsay - AltLd - Nov/88
Have climbed this superb route many times and have enjoyed each ascent of this great Hard Rock route
Johnny Baker - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/88 with Dave Webster
Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/88
Simply stunning. Just do it. I'm going back later this year if I'm fit enough.
davidalcock - 1988 with Philip Scorer
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Andrew's first and only climb. Ascended with a single 9mm rope and featured a 40foot pendulum.
shark - Lead - 22/Sep/85 with Andrew Lee
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 1984 with Ian Milne
Dunno about all these "low in the grade" comments. Maybe todays climbing wall bred climbers are so much fitter than back in the day. Personally I feel you should be knocking on the door of E1 before you try it. My first time was memorable for tidal mix ups, vomiting fulmars and lots of fear. A fantastic day out :-)
Kafoozalem - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/83 with Wendy Goodyer
GeoffG - AltLd - Aug/83 with greg cottrell, tony bowker
stp - Solo O/S - 1983
mark-abz - AltLd - Jun/81 with Andy W
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 06/Sep/80 with Allan Yeend, Robin Wilson
babymoac - AltLd - 16/Aug/80 with MTW
Mike C - 2nd - 04/Nov/78 with Dave Hyde
My first trip to the SW, just after finishing Uni. A comedy of errors, slipped on the approach traverse and was left dangling by one arm. Would have fallen in except that I didn't want to wreck my camera. Dave, Ian Adamson & Stuart Ems pissed themselves laughing. Also, rope threaded my rope between Ian & Suart's as we went up the cliff.
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 1978 with Dave Garner
Ian Jones - Solo O/S - 1978
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/76
Hidden - 1976
Falko - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/74 with Howard Lancashire
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 21/Apr/73