Whitt*** VS 4c
[Top of Long Stone, 2 kb]37m, 2 pitches. From the main cliff, start on the far side of the pinnacle. Climb the face straight above the centre of the rocky platform.
2/3 of the way at the break where there is a overhang on the right hand side, go left of the 2 old rusty pitons to a small cave.
Go up the large jamming crack - maybe the crux - and to the top. Can also be climbed as a single pitch route.

Ticklists: Day at the Yat, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Best of Symonds Yat!, CUMC Ticklist, AMC Uni Ticklist, The Yat road to ruins HVS.

Photo: Top of Long Stone © Ken Preist
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Finally got to it - great route! Care needed to keep left of Orange Wall and it's bees nest...
Paul Baxter - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/15

wyzfen - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/15 with Dana

Pitch one.
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Steve Mace

Derek Ryden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/15 with Ash

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Kirsty Kerr

Loved it. Next step after vertigo. Cave crux at top is nice. Good time to learn some jamming.
Alex Mynard - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Tom Draude, Chris Cockbain

chris cockbain - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/15 with tom draude, Alex Mynard

Tom Draude - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Chris Cockbain

gobbledigook - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/15

Wendy Watthews - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15 with arandall

arandall - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/15 with Wendy Matthews

stpauliblade - AltLd - 09/Jul/15 with Tom Walshe

Led P2
tom0129 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/15

Hard, not too polished. Only got approx third to half way then had to downclimb due to a bees nest at half way point. Quite exposed and slightly overhanging. Left a sling to lower off at first ledge.
Mattless - Lead dnf - 01/Jul/15 with Gaz Ordish

ReubenS1990 - Lead - Jul/15

ReubenS1990 - Jul/15

Lead 1st pitch, gear kept falling out beneath me, almost freaked out. Great climbing.
danielwoodentop - AltLd - 30/Jun/15

Lead as one pitch. Beware - bees nest at the end of pitch one. If any brave climber wants to retrieve my sling and QD I'd be very grateful to have these back.
hotfeet - Lead - 30/Jun/15 with Ant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/15

James Lamb - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15

stalbot93 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Keelan McNulty

Ironmax - 2nd - 30/May/15 with TP

TP - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with ironmax

huwmjames - Lead β - 22/May/15

Gibbo - AltLd - 17/May/15 with Tom Sutherland

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 30/Apr/15 with Michael H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/15

maddy92 - Lead rpt - 25/Apr/15

Loved this route! Definitely one of my favourites. The crux near the top is not as hard as it looks, there are jugs if you look for them!
Connie-Em - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/15 with David Maddison

c jepps - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15

HardmanJ - 2nd rpt - 25/Apr/15

gripped01 - 2nd - 18/Apr/15 with Dave Tait

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/15

chris cockbain - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/15

Led first pitch.
Phil Layton - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/15 with Chris A

fantastic climb on mainly good rock, pretty steep and exposed for the grade, one of the uk's top vs's 100%. Great lead by Barn!
Matthew Martin Wsm - 2nd - 15/Apr/15 with Barnaby adams

Me first. Kc sec. Still a classic at the grade. Brilliant.
luke glaister - AltLd rpt - 14/Apr/15 with casey johns

got top pitch in
casey johns - AltLd rpt - 14/Apr/15 with luke glaister

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/15

thomasmai - Lead O/S - Apr/15

kierankeavy - AltLd - 22/Mar/15

Climbed first pitch. Got went right on second pitch and climbed across the E2 routes to the top.
madguernseyboy - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Lucy Plowman

My lead completed both pitches in one, went off route too far to the right and ended up on the E2, seconded the VS, but could not completed the E2 section :-/
Wildstyle - 2nd dnf - 21/Mar/15 with Brendan Gill

Thought this was tougher than most routes of this grade but it had been quite some time since I climbed outdoors.
ElBarto - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/15 with Paul Archer

I lead pitch one. A stunning climb, the best one of the day for sure. Exciting moves with good gear throughout. Great views from the top.
knighty - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Simon Gale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/15

Tim Sparrow - 2015

joshdownham23 - 2015

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/14

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 26/Oct/14 with Michael Pearson, David Brock

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/14

totally awesome; shit my pants mind!
ian lynch - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/14 with Gaz Duffy

Ian led Pitch 1, few puffs and pants, but he did a good lead on it, I nearly got the boots dangling from my rear loops stuck whist stripping the gear, so I did a few puffs and pants at exactly the same point! I did pitch 2 - just up my street, lovely layback and I even managed to place some gear whilst doing it! Loosing weight obviously has an advantage!
Duffers - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/14 with Ian Lynch

Theeni - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Matt Hastings

1918hasti - 2nd - 11/Oct/14

BicycleBradley - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

Led P2
MJAS82 - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/14

dmetcalfe - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with James

Way beyond my expectations! One of the best VS's Ive done. :D
Stanners - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Andy G

CreepingExcellence. - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Rob Stanfield

Nice Warm Up
Climbster - 2nd β - 27/Aug/14 with Ian

1st route at the Yat and it was a beauty!
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Matt

Norman_P_W - AltLd - 19/Aug/14 with Bob M

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Aug/14

cem - 2nd - 17/Aug/14 with EeFu Thong

This is bloody embarrassing...seconded this six years ago and thought it was OK back then, so started to lead this, backed off with all my gear still on the rack. Then in my morose state set off as the second with all my gear still... I'm blaming my crap climbing on the weight of all the gear plus Rich's (the lead) stuff. Coming out of the cave I couldn't pull up and over and ended up dangling on the bloody rope. At that point I thought, sod this I'm packing it all in. I actually thought I haven't got the strength to prussic up here, I'm done for... I'm packing it in.
Jeremy Wilton - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/14 with Richard Brown

Alextreme - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/14

Nice climb!
stujamac - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Simon Meredith

timreynolds - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Willy Innes

2* for the second pitch.
Legs - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Mike

Tim Lead, my hardest climb to date and thouroughly enjoyed it but getting away from the mid point belay did play with my head a bit.
Buccaneerbilly - 2nd - 03/Aug/14 with Tim Reynolds

fishinwater - AltLd - 30/Jul/14 with Chris W

pad-rat - Lead - 29/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14

SarahA - AltLd - 20/Jul/14

lcullum7 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Ben Crofts

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/14

XTRdigital - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Matt Peacey

matt peacey - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/14

JClimb - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/14 with Rick Sewards

ben_crofts - 2nd - Jul/14 with Luke Cullum

ian d f - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Mark

markfromstoke - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jun/14

AngelaC - AltLd - 24/Jun/14 with Jeremy

Mike Hood - AltLd - 24/Jun/14

Emmawood - 2nd - 23/Jun/14

hotfeet - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with Jonathan G

rosiehawker - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Geoff Hannis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14

Lead pitch 2
tommccluskey - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Sion

mashoor183 - Jun/14

stonemikey - AltLd - 18/May/14 with Stu Howie

Very nice.
Curly Rich - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with gmc

Led first pitch
How easy - AltLd - 18/May/14 with Mike s

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

pitch 2
08nbrierley - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with jamie

pad-rat - 15/May/14

Both pitches.
Stickle Tarn - Lead rpt - 09/May/14

Fantastic line!! Had to repeat to retrieve gear that my second could get out!
Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/14

lead second pitch, found first pitch difficult
ZClegg - AltLd - 13/Apr/14

craggyfingers - Lead - Apr/14

Climbed in one pitch. Great hangover cure!
bonoid - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/14 with Bobling

Layback that crack?! Strenuous, did the dangle of shame.
Bobling - 2nd - 31/Mar/14 with Joe

Led second pitch. Great route.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Anna Kennedy

annak - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Lee Harrison

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14

druss - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Byrne Ghavalas, Peter Ocampo

Keelan McNulty - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Callum Jepps, Ross Edwards

poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Byrne, adrian voss

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/14

Very vertical. Quite nervy in places. Fun lay-back on second pitch. Did both pitches in one. Worth it for the views alone.
Simon Bostock - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Anthony Smith, Stephen Hull

JHC - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Sam Watson

thompsettjack - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14

Fun and the top of the pinnacle is cool although a touch loose in places
Sam Watson - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with James Cowley

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jan/14

Andrew will wilson - 2nd - 2014

pad-rat - Lead - 2014 with Martin jones

Blackbird in a hold at belay.
pdrums777 - Lead O/S - 2014 with Dany

Top class and a proper summit too. I led p1. Cold hands but perfectly still and sunny today. Great climbing and fairly steep in places for the grade.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 29/Dec/13 with James Slater

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13

Keelan McNulty - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Ross Edwards

Lead both pitches
pftom - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/13 with Pat Thompson

i.fish2000 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Charlie West, Sam Talbot

stalbot93 - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13

Hard move getting on the 2nd pitch
Don't like e3s - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Terri

Terri - 2nd - 21/Sep/13 with Don't like E3s

Lead 1st pitch, will need to tick off P2 at some stage.
brolte - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Ian Fergusson

Stickle Tarn - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/13

Matt1234 - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13

Led P2. A good route.
wurzelinzummerset - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Ric

luke glaister - AltLd rpt - 20/Aug/13 with andrew(willy)wilson

Dptidman - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Chris Todd

Dave P1, me P2. Second pitch looks really intimidating from the belay but is actually quite OK when you find there are big holds on the right wall.
crispycodd - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with David Tidman

monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Dan Fairbank

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

wilkinscl - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Edward shelly

Did as one pitch
morpcat - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with wilkinscl

KittyKat - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Alex Dunn

AndyF - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

MJAS82 - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/13

eoinahern - 2nd O/S - Aug/13

Rob first pitch, me second.
Roch - AltLd - 28/Jul/13 with Rob Slack

Fantastic route, well protected, probably low in the grade.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Phil Chalkley

Chubbs - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

With Alec. My first ascent of this iconic bit of rock! Tough in places but done it clean.
SteveJB - 2nd - 25/Jul/13

Me led P1, James P2. Nice route.
GStone - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with James Rose

Wonderfull climb! nice exposed moments on 2nd pitch
alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Assad Lahlou

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/13

My 3rd climb on real rock - beautiful climb, shame I got pumped trying to remove a bit of stuck gear; I think I could climb this cleanly otherwise. View from the top is amazing.
BarrySW19 - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/13

A pleasant evening climbing this with pea, his first time on it. I lead p1 so he could have the top section, bon effort mate!
brew_guru - AltLd rpt - 05/Jul/13 with El Peamundo

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13

Think I may have gone up over the top as opposed to around when got to the cave top of the first pitch. Seemed a bit more like 5a to me, and I had to climb down? Harriet cruised it the swine, think I'm just looking for excuses and she's a cool, short arse, top banana, climbist. She was also well cool headed when her belay crab siezed and she had to climb with it still on. What a top second!
mikehenesy - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Harriet

Incredible route, last pitch was heaven.... Pleasantly spooked and glad to be on the ground after a hairy ab off
matthew_henson - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Lead pitch 2. Stoked to finally get this route done and top out on The Long Stone.
jimmysdead - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Blake

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/13

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Toby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13

Great climb, tricky belay in the cave. Note save some big hex's and / or cams for the second pitch (don't use them all in the belay), Very committing with only one piece of big gear in above the belay.
Simon Cahill - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Bob Thomas

andyclimber - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Great adventure
jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Ben wright, Joe birchall

Brilliant climb! Lead in one pitch with half ropes. Was v carefull with extending gear so no rope drag issues. The move out of the cave is quite something!
the rec - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Mary Eggins

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

leo-z-g - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Nic

rd20 - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Len

Cool climb :)
johnnyhobo - 2nd - 07/Jun/13 with Colin Baker

colinkeb - Lead - 07/Jun/13 with john presley

Harriet - 2nd - Jun/13

Excellent, steep and juggy for VS and an awesome position. Well good. Reclimbed p2 after being lowered to retrieve stuck nut and another teams stuck hex!
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Vienna

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13

simonsclimbing - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13

Led P1. Fantastic route in a great situation, done on a beautiful day. No sign of the dreaded polish, I'm amazed it hasn't been worn out yet.
Hooo - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Rich B

Stickle Tarn - 2nd - May/13

beth_may - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with William Brown, Will Pope

becoming-stranger - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Beth Mc

Luke Davies - Lead - 20/Apr/13

A B E A U T FUL night. Well in kc. Been on your radar for a wile and u lead it well. A good sec from Steven to. Lost a size 8 dmm nut in the cave hollow to fading light. Would like it back but crag booty is crag booty....
luke glaister - AltLd rpt - 16/Apr/13 with steven kenney, casey johns

Lead pitch one.
casey johns - AltLd rpt - 16/Apr/13 with steve kenny, luke glaister

steven kenney - 2nd - 16/Apr/13 with casey johns, luke glaister

maddy92 - Lead - 03/Mar/13

Huw lead P1 to the optional Belay (Before the traverse Left) then I lead P2. Really nice pitch with a lovely lay back and a good pull up over a block with what almost seemed to be purpose made pockets as holds! - Amazing climb, Great finish at the top of the pinnacle, Beautiful views and well worth the 3 stars!
JonParton - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Ellen Heathcote, Huw Mithan

Huw Mithan - AltLd - 03/Mar/13 with Ellen Heathcote, Jonathan Parton

Done in one pitch. Need bigger hexs for top section but easy climbing
leo-z-g - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13

Andrew will wilson - 2013

sgl0jd - 2013

Andrew will wilson - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

cymjt - 2013

martin one - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with caroline

Good route, had to ab down it to clean... not that easy, done in 1 pitch
Ross B - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Kevin

MJAS82 - 2nd rpt - 20/Sep/12

Heggie - AltLd - 19/Sep/12 with Tim Rodgers

I led the first pitch. Classic route, nice day too.
Blackgoby - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/12 with Standby

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/12

Climbed as one pitch, Awsome route in an awsome position, holds and gear all there but some thinking needed at times! a brilliant finish to a cracking day, well worth its stars.
P Rogers - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/12 with Nick Dunham

domskezz - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/12

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/12 with Phillipa Richards

gb05 - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Ania, Adam Mackintosh

Mackinclimb - 2nd - 05/Sep/12

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 02/Sep/12 with Clare

Amazing views and great climbing. Big gear would help for the second pitch.
Robbo1 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

Great climb on a great day!
Happy Haggis - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with Hugh Robinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

if you like VS Climbing this is a "MUST DO CLIMB" Fantastic climb with a bit of everything for all climbers, best climb I have done so far at Symond's Yat.
Carl Simmons - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Rebecca Heidi Millichamp

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/12

Brilliant. Take large gear for the short top pitch.
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with andy m

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

colinkeb - 2nd - 27/Jul/12 with paddy wilson

done in one pitch.had some troubles with the bees at the recess at the base of the hanging crack.
saraguti - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/12 with chris

panda70 - Lead - 21/Jul/12 with Joe Fisher

JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12 with Kev

Ade7 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Stewart

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with ah

mattshort - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Phil Porter

luke glaister - Lead rpt - 29/May/12 with casey johns

casey johns - 2nd rpt - 29/May/12 with luke glaister

Jess Mills - 2nd - 29/May/12

jon clayton - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

Retro flash!??? Last done about 2yrs ago, forgot how good it was ***
brew_guru - Lead rpt - 23/May/12 with Georgie Marfell

marfell10 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/12

P2 again
Fatclimber - AltLd β - 13/May/12 with Kelwyn

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Led P2, as previously seconded it.
Fatclimber - AltLd β - 01/Apr/12 with Lee

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/12

kate tarrant - 2nd O/S - Apr/12

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Phil Lloyd

ad111 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

Done in memory of a good friend Paddy. Your route is still as good as ever mate! RIP.
SamStokes - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Emily Stokes

Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/12

Very cold fingers...
pelvoux - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Stephen

Still a great route. Was nice to climb it this time with a clear head and not shake all the way up it... ***
luke glaister - Lead rpt - 26/Feb/12 with casey johns

s.c.white - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Tim Ashlin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

Led as one pitch, claimed an Imp off me just after the thread. Light drizzle before 2nd pitch and then drizzle for first half of climb for Nicki. Utterly bricked it when mantling off the layback, really wet and no holds. Just needed an arm and shoulder jam to calm the nerves. Also seemed to be some blood on the flake which was reassuring! Seemed a bit hard for 4c. Not ideal conditions so worth a repeat in fair weather. Brilliant climb and brilliant way to start the year.
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/12 with Nicki

What a fantastic climb. Fancied I could have led until I got to the layback at the flake - it was raining a little and the stone was slippy, but even dry that would have been a challenge. Will go back and lead the first pitch, at least, later this year. Brilliant start to climbing in 2012.
Mistee - 2nd O/S - 01/Jan/12 with Phil

Always good.
alan moore - 2012

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

captain dringo - 2012

Seconded first pitch, quite awkward, attempted to lead the second pitch but fell on the last move to finish the crack, ended up below the belay so had to swap leaders and I seconded it, the hex i fell on is still stuck in the crack so up for grabs to whoever can force it out
J.Atkins - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/11 with Tom Osterwold

TomOsterwold - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/11 with Jack Atkins

Crazyguy - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11

Lead the last short pitch. Fantastic position and view.
dprctr - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Martin Oldham, Robert Dufton

RD P1, DP P2
rd20 - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Martin

smolders - 2nd - 08/Oct/11 with David P, Robert D

my aim is to lead this by next summer
casey johns - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with luke glaister

Very good climb, was a bit nervous at the first lower ledge but climbed on and was so glad i did. great moves all the way. well worth a look.
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with casey johns

Mike Turner - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Kristina Marshall, Robert Ellam

Fantastic route in fantastic setting. Aborted attempt at lead of 2nd pitch after scrabbling to find protection. Mike's crafty hex saves day. No trouble with second.
Kristina Marshall - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/11 with Robert Ellam, Mike Turner

Excellent climb with lots of gear where you need it. In situ thread (black rope) seems to be in good condition as of 03/09/11. Minimal rope drag by clipping right rop for last couple of bits of gear before the thread and then using left rope for the layback at the top. Great moves in a wicked situation!
Onion - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Dave Lewis

Shorty83 - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Dan Parry

CChafer - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11

lead two pitches a lot of rope drag if lead as one. one tough move early on, big gear on second pitch an advantage,made the lay back with one no3 torque nut',my first 4c ***
CraigMcAteer - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with mark thomas,jap

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 27/Aug/11

Practiced taking out trad gear on the way up, bits of advice from belayer above. Good bit of chocolate cake at the top of the pinnacle :D
G Weatherley - 2nd β - 16/Aug/11 with Alex Knight

Jason finished in torrential rain. But the belay recess stayed dry, so I had a result!
Fatclimber - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Jason Garnham

Great positions, nice layback near the top. Led as one pitch.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Stewart

oscaig - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Kim Mulji

kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Ian Cramman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

damn fine route with a cool view
colinkeb - 2nd β - 26/Jun/11

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Mike

anthonyp - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Darrell Russell

Lovely route, really enjoyed it. Not much polish either so gets my vote for better route than Vertigo. As for the grade, now either this was a very easy VS or my sport climbing has effected my trad climbing. I'm thinking after some of the routes at Tintern I've led that this was a piece of cake so maybe the sport climbing is paying off .. one way to find out, do the HVS variation next time :-)
Dax - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with shamalv8

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Jun/11

Muny 1 me 2. Short but exciting lead for second pitch. Whole route = steep but very positive, great route - well worth its 3*. Some gear gets well lodged, dont forget your nut key. Top tip - large cams / hexes for 2nd pitch.
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Muny

Led P1. Excellent, steep climbing on good holds. Suprisingly not that polished either. Classic
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 14/May/11 with Dan

RamblingRyan - 2nd - 14/May/11 with Col

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11

Marc led whole route in one. Good to get this done as we' e been meaning to do it for ages.
dean79 - 2nd - 29/Apr/11

Led as one pitch
marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Dean Bucknall

Gibbo - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Tom Martin, Ollie Keynes

led pitch 2. i had no big kit stupidly so was a tad run out :D. good route though
stvredmond - AltLd - 01/Apr/11 with Paul Robertson

Forgot to bring any big gear for top pitch. Sorry Steve.
Paul Robertson - AltLd rpt - 01/Apr/11 with Steve Redmond

Bobbyonrock - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with si

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

I lead the second pitch from the thread below the two rusty pegs onwards.
gronbech - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Neil

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11 with Alex H

iforwms - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Herman

Hidden - Lead - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

Herman Oosthuizen - 2011 with ifor

pasbury - 2011

Hidden - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10

Ld p1 v enjoyable, even for third repeat this year!!
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Will Kilner

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

GarethSL - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Pep

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - Oct/10

Awesome top out
ScottyD - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/10

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with Ashley

ElvisLeg - 2nd - 08/Sep/10 with Brian Mullen

Done in a oner
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Emma Hawkins

Very competently lead by Dan - super route.
Dave Toseland - 2nd O/S - Sep/10 with Dan, Fred

Mick Riley - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/10 with Dominic

Nice route, Lead second pitch, round the corner to the cave then up the steep corner with good holds was a rather pleasant experience:)
Andrew Abraham - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Clement Attwood

Sparrowmonkey - 2nd - 18/Aug/10 with paul lee

Jem Cowen - 16/Aug/10 with Tim O

martinp - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Ken S

Led first pitch
GarethHall - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Martin Oldham

Lead P2
smolders - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Gareth H

Dan_Staff - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/10 with Oliver Mentz, Darrell Read

Ollie Led
Darrell Read - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Dan Staff, Oliver Mentz

helios - AltLd - 01/Aug/10 with Sean Willetts, Katy Coutts

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/10

leigh - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Ed

coupy - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/10

great route!
brew_guru - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with super gav

2spike - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10 with alec roberts

My first ever trad.
Minisslash - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/10

Big rope drag coming around to shallow cave/ledge and poor gear for anchors - thought I was off route but seems to match old guide description. Good layback on 2nd pitch
Pierre Maxted - Lead O/S - Jul/10

Hidden - Jul/10

martinp - AltLd - 30/Jun/10 with Alan C

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

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/10

psronan - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/10

Fantastic route, and quite sustained. Should have 3 stars.
stevez - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Chris Heard

lead 1st pitch
nickwhimster - AltLd β - 31/May/10 with monty

Lead second pitch. Nice pockets
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Andy Abe and & Co

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

jon clayton - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with simon pinnell

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/10

Joe_shipcott - 2nd - 13/Apr/10

paul1234 - 2nd - 27/Mar/10 with Dec

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10

lead both pitches
tdudley - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Alex Wade

Alex Wade - 2nd - 20/Feb/10 with Tom Dudley

Nicky Hill - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - 2010

31770 - Lead - 2010 with Darrell Read

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

ml_si - Lead - 2010 with smithy

Dieter Z - AltLd O/S - 2010 with benny

TP - Lead - 2010

Very nice climb
James_86 - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Jake

Paul Robertson - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Mark Courtiour

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/09

brilliant route. best lead in one pitch.
mark schramm - Lead - 20/Aug/09

frume - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Ian

Hidden - 08/Aug/09

stevehaskew - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Graham Widgery

GWidgery - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Steve Haskew

Jacob k-d - Lead O/S - Aug/09

susan1234 - 2nd - Aug/09

deklan - Lead - Jul/09 with paul

Brilliant - got the adrenaline pumping - the pinnacle of my climbing career.
simoncov - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with LJ

bjlsmith - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/09 with Roni, Alistair and SMC

simonw1 - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with Heather Lewis

Excellent. A three star route if ever I climbed one!
richardr - Lead O/S - 21/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/09

Meatballs - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/09 with Andy G

Gary pitch 1, me pitch 2
Chris Sansum - AltLd rpt - 11/Apr/09 with Gary Lewin

Brilyant altowe I went the rong way on the second pich
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 02/Apr/09 with meat balls

chubbyclimber - 26/Mar/09 with Fred

jamesh - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with Emily Price

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/09

summo - 2009

p1 ken p2 me
dja - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/08 with Ken Priest

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Bobcat5060 - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with Barney Ashton

Carly - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with seb

Lead 2nd pitch. Rocks very loose all the way up which didnt make it enjoyable, very loose belay on the face, belay under crack on the side next time!
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/08 with Joe Harrision

Such a good route, even better on lead.
thomasadixon - Lead rpt - 02/Mar/08 with Bismarck

Rupey - 2nd - 02/Mar/08 with Thomas

Hidden - 2008

kamikazejedi - 2nd - 2008 with simon dyer

TP - 2008

kleinej - 2nd - 08/Sep/07 with Patrick

poey50 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Rowan15

Awesome climbing, strung together as one pitch
Dr Caterpillar - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/07 with Adam

emilyj - AltLd - 22/Aug/07 with Mike Broady

-restless- - 2nd - Aug/07 with Mike Broady

plaz - Lead - 17/Jul/07

plaz - AltLd - 26/Jun/07 with Paul

plaz - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Mat

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

cas54321 - 2nd - 06/May/07 with Mike

mikelaing - Lead - May/07 with Carolyn

CJE - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/07 with Nicola Tomprefa

Lead both pitches in awesome weather! This route is fantastic and definately desrves the two star rating for its position alone! Em climbed it well also and enjoyed the route, which is always a bonus!
SamStokes - Lead rpt - 04/Apr/07 with Emily Stokes

emilyj - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/07 with Samuel Stokes

Did it in one pitch, absolutely awesome.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Christian

Andrew1 - Lead - 14/Mar/07 with Hannah

Led first pitch
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - Mar/07 with Mirek

djim69bob - 2007

mattf77 - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Phil PBC - 2007

Circus - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Lou

gareth r - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/06 with Steve

Ing - 2nd - 03/Sep/06 with Jim

brady - 2nd - 03/Sep/06 with Gareth Roberts

Nick led first pitch. Caroline seconded and I led through to finish. Lovely day but showers later.
verticalsport - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/06 with Nick & Caroline

chrissloan84 - 2nd - 10/Aug/06 with tom

NCorbett - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Dave Pendleton

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/06

Nice climb, a few loose rocks on the way up though.
spqr - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/06 with Dave Pendleton

Chris Sansum - 2nd - 21/Jun/06 with Ray Alwood

Fantastic top-out with great views, seem to climb it every time I'm at the Yat.
CJE - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/06 with Ines Clergue

Jeremy Wilton - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with Kevin Gibbs

Led first pitch. Nick led second.
Danhan - Lead - 28/May/06 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/06

Hidden - May/06

Bern - 2006

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 2006 with Tom/Ben

Phil PBC - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/05

tom_holdsworth - 2nd - 11/Jul/05 with Mike Kennedy

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Dan Graves

adamski1979 - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Jack Wilks

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/05

deano - AltLd - 14/Apr/05 with Byron Liles

kenneM - Lead - Apr/05 with Moony

climberguy - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Justin Fozard

Andrew1 - Lead - 29/Feb/04 with Ed Hawkins

Chesh - Lead - 2004 with Lawrence

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2004 with Charlie Everett

Digger - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/03 with James Latham

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 11/Oct/03 with Mark Van Rossum

five - AltLd O/S - Oct/03 with TW

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/03

Brucifer - 2nd - 01/Jul/03 with alan rosier

Austin manns3 - Lead - 02/Jun/03

aged_ape - Lead O/S - May/03 with Simon Oliver

Austin manns3 - Lead - 2003

markysums - Lead - 2003

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2003

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 27/Jul/02 with Don Sargeant

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/02

Nigel Coe - Lead - 21/Jun/02 with Dave Clilverd

MikeC59 - 2nd - 01/Jun/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/00

Hidden - 2000

Scotsken - 2000

Cailean Harker - Lead - 2000

Rob Griffiths - Lead - 2000

Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - 11/Jul/99 with Pete Bennett

Roget - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/99 with jon

Brilliant, weather perfect for once.
verticalsport - AltLd dog - 01/Jul/98 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/97

Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/96 with Marcus

liabilityliz - Lead - Jul/96 with Mark Trepte

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/96

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 05/May/96

bomble - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - 1994

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 1994 with John Taylor

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/93

Guy - 1992

Guy - 1992

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Dec/91

mark-abz - 2nd - 27/May/90 with Ian D

Used to be the Prow?
leland stamper - 2nd O/S - Mar/90 with richard baynes

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 1990

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 1990

nigehughes - Lead - Nov/89 with John Roe, Mark Jones

nigehughes - Lead - May/89 with Shaun Dolphin

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jan/89

mikej - Lead - 12/Apr/88 with Robert Smith

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead β - 1988

RichardMc - Lead - 14/Jun/87 with Brian Cooper

mikej - Lead - 10/Jun/87 with Pete Rowbottom

babymoac - 1987

DDDD - AltLd - 1986

Ran both pitches out in one. Comedy ancient pegs. Lovely route.
JamieAyres - 2nd O/S - Jun/85 with Peter Rickard

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/85

RichardMc - Lead - 24/Jun/84 with Pete Matthiessen

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Total votes cast 206
hard HVS0 of 85
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hard 5a0 of 42
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