12 pitches up the arÍte. All seem to blend into one in the end. The two 5c pitches held the most interest. Crowds was the main theme of the day as its the easest climb there. Beer and pizzas were called for once the numerous abseiled had been navigated.
Legs - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/15 with Sarah
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/15 with Hamish
A decent climb but probably popular more because it's easy than because it's better than the other around. The abseiling is pretty standard for a multi-pitch sport route.
sheelba - AltLd - 17/Aug/15 with Naomi
daxtari - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/15
I lead pitches 3-4b,5-4b,7-4c,10-4a & 12-4a
Tony Myers - AltLd O/S - Aug/15 with Carl Haliday
Ellis20 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/15 with James91
lovely long route in a fantastic situation but lots of scary abseils down the main face for the descent
JohnMetcalfe - AltLd - 08/Jul/15 with Andy Wilson
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/15
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/15
Library Claire - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/15
Made it to the top. Lead pitches 1,4,7-11 if I remember correctly. Abseil descent is fairly exposed and scary
Gentleman Joe - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/15 with Library Claire
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/15
Started in the afternoon, got the first 6 pitches done but then decided to abb off and head to the bar before it go dark. Straight-forward climbing but great position. Will be back again to finish it.
charley - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Steve Fletcher
chumleywarner - 2nd - 03/Sep/14 with Charley Fell
chumleywarner - 2nd - 03/Sep/14 with Charley Fell
Robb Bert - AltLd - 18/Aug/14
Lead the even pitches. 6 abs in row was exciting...
Mike.Kinge - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with xav, will
Emily lead all cruxes. Abseils not obvious.
amy - 22/Jul/14
kateberry118 - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Mark Brims, Libby Southgate
myreal nayme - AltLd O/S - Jul/14
Zoe Cockburn - AltLd - Jul/14
lead odd no. pitches
Will Barber - AltLd O/S - Jul/14 with Mike Kinge, Xav
Elaine Budden - AltLd O/S - Jul/14 with Tristan Sherlock
Escaped route after pitch 9 because of rain.
Climbed behind Tomek and Seb on a first rope then Peter, John and Alex on a second rope.
bvilsue - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Rob
Climbed six pitches and then bailed back down due to lack of time. The 5b pitch 4 is nice.
alexspurling - 22/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14
Great climb in under 3hrs, descent was horrid and took over 7hrs after getting lost in the gully
Retro Rowan - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/14
alexcollins123 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/14 with Theo Patten
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/13
Moved together over most of it.
d_meacher - AltLd rpt - 09/Sep/13 with Gill Byrne
andrzej kierzek - AltLd rpt - 19/Aug/13 with Tara
cas smerdon - AltLd - 15/Aug/13 with Mark S
daxtari - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/13
Lead pitches 1 2 4 6 8 10 and 12. Felix lead the rest. Epic 6 pitch abseil - went too far right on one and ended up in the gully and climbing out on prussicks to get the ab point I'd missed.
AndrewP - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/13 with FelixPeterken
FelixPeterken - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Andrew Peterken
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/13
Great fun. Keep looking left (facing in) on the abs.
ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with John Inkpen
climbed in 2 1/2 hours...in beautiful weather. Joined 2 middle pitches together (took 60m ropes) keep looking left for ab points.. and care with loose rock on scramble down.
Helen Gibson - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Chris Vernon
epic day on palavar.. led p1,3,5,6 & 10 great long route although the top x3 4a's aren't that interesting... great ab off.. even if we did get the rope snagged....
snakes77 - AltLd rpt - 17/Jun/13 with Monkey1
Interesting climbing, when abseiling we ended up going by the tree and then had to go left for the abseil. The cable at the bottom of the abseils is a little tricky.
amy91 - AltLd - 17/Jun/13 with Aaron Vincent
Abseil took as long as the climb!
Mick Riley - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Dominic
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13
OwenF - AltLd - Jun/13 with David, Calum
Climbing mostly easy apart from one pitch with some tricky slab moves, possibly around UK 5a. Abseil descent scary but found all the ab stations easily with the Plaisir select topo.
oliverk - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Sarah Moorhouse
Pero - AltLd - 07/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12
sandro - AltLd - 31/Aug/12 with james davis
Climbed with the guide Murray Hamilton. We started up J'irai Percer Sur Vos Tombes where I lead first two pitches of 5c and 6a. I seconded 6b+ and 6a+ pitches, but decided to switch to Palavar-les-flots, where the two routes met, so I could lead more within my grade. We finished up Palavar-les-flots.
andrzej kierzek - AltLd - 29/Aug/12
daxtari - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/12
Chrismoore94 - AltLd - 11/Aug/12
Be careful with that first ab. Keep left (looking at the crag), don't go straight down or you will land on the wrong side of the 'glued on' tree. See guidebook.Alternatively, there is a rap point on the route about one pitch from the top.
Barry D - AltLd - 03/Aug/12 with Chris M
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/12
Very atmospheric clinb overlooking the valley and the camping. Nothing too difficult - basically on big long multipitch slab! One slightly more technical short slab in the middle which is delicate but very satisfying (about 5b I think). Be careful on the abseils - they are easy to miss and some friends of ours ended up abbing from some dodgy tatt in a tree! I recommend taking double 60s for this route!
BelayBunney - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Catherine
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/12
jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12 with Charlotte
Pat-H - AltLd O/S - Jul/12 with steven
Hidden - AltLd - 23/Jun/12
samwillo - AltLd - 22/Jun/12 with Hamish Creber
alexcollins123 - AltLd O/S - Jun/12
Bring comfortable shoes for the descent... I didnt and had to abseil and walk out in climbing shoes which were agony from the 3rd to last pitch!... Oh and also bring plenty of water!
Nick_Merriman - AltLd O/S - Jun/12 with Kat Shooter, Andrew James Cherry, Fraser Hill-Casey
joemallia - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Fidel Sciamanna
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/11
Climbed in blocks. Cath 1-4, Rhys 5-7, John 8-12. Up and back down in 5 1/2 hours. Rhys learned to use a guide plate on route!
John HW - AltLd - 16/Aug/11 with Rhys HW, Cath
tlmarjot - AltLd rpt - 12/Aug/11 with Ben Lea
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/11
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/11 with Beth Frampton
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/11
frost - AltLd - 08/Aug/11 with Clare
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/11
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 26/Jul/11 with Judith Neaves
m.alexander - AltLd - 24/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/11
Started at 14:00, witha forecast of deteriorating weather. We got to the end of the difficulties(p.8) as few spots of rain began to fall so we abbed off as planned from mid-way up p.9. The abs are tricky to find and the 48m ab is exciting with 50m ropes. J.M Cambons guide Escalades Autour D'Ailefroide gives the best description of the descent.
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 12/Jul/11 with Paul Hampson
great route and some! the party wont be forgeting this one in a rush!! a must for all..
snakes77 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Monkey1
Awesome long route - you don't find routes like this in the UK, with a 20min walk in! Amongst some great pitches, the sheer length did get a bit tiresome by the end, still great day though. Abbed down line of route rather than main face as darkness was threatening, 11hours round trip.
monkey1 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Snakes77
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11
Excellent low grade 400m route, perfect conditions fantastic location,did all 11 pitches,helping a guide retrieve his stuck ropes on ab down, (Alpine grade D-)
shaun walby - AltLd O/S - Jun/11 with Ian Holtby
KittyKat - AltLd - Jun/11 with Edd Hofman
Hidden - Lead - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/10
Did the climb in 3 hours but made a mess of the abseil. Plus the via ferrata cable on the descent not fun.
seeroo - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Scone
Abseiled down the vertical face right of the climb. Exciting. Had to downclimb the buttress to the left of the cable in the dark. What we could see of the cable was not good.
MikeDowsett - AltLd - Sep/10 with Tony Fidler
pawelx - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead - Aug/10
Shuttsie - 2nd - Aug/10 with Andrea Sales
jshields - AltLd - 31/Jul/10 with Ian Hicks
Superb long route. Abbing the steep face from the top in 5 abs is prefereable to descending the ridge.
Sankey - AltLd - 30/Jul/10 with Ed, Andy E
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10
Lev - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Emma Ross
Alternate leads - scary ab (having missed the correct descent route)
hang_about - AltLd - 25/Jul/10 with big al
langar27 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with jon harvey
Wanted to do this for 8 years , nice route .
JonHarvey - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with James Langridge
Hidden - 30/Jun/10
natalio - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Stephen
Led even numbered pitches, inlcuding the 5b's - fab! nice straightforward climbing. Abseils were 'interesting'.
mattparratt - AltLd - 09/Sep/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/09
Calder - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/09 with Le Chef
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/09 with Andy Clow
auld al - AltLd O/S - Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jun/09
Lou Kennedy - AltLd - 06/Jun/09
Hidden - Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/09
chrissloan84 - AltLd - 2009 with paul
Wayne S - 2009
rained off after 7 pitches
the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/08 with james marjot and andrew davies
Led the 4c & 5b pitches. Nice route, with the whole of Europe on it.
net - AltLd - 18/Aug/08 with Raph B
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Aug/08
easy but fun.
mulletcocktail2000 - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/08 with joe
Simon Allcock - AltLd - Aug/08 with nick
d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Trisha Murphy
Trisha Murphy - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with d_meacher
JLS - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/08 with Jacqui
Fat Tim - AltLd - 16/Jul/08 with Sarah Baker
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/08
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/08
Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/08
wigwamheed - Jun/08 with paulo
lemon - AltLd O/S - Jun/08 with Rich Stevens
rlrs - AltLd - Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Aug/07
Matt Schwarz - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/07
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/07 with Chris Griffiths, Colin Beechey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/07
tom.e - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Tom Powell
Mr Powly - Jul/07 with Tom Everett
robertporter - AltLd - Jul/07
JGW - AltLd - Jul/07 with Matt Tilley
tlmarjot - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Anna Wilding
thecurlyone - AltLd O/S - Jul/07 with Andras Scholler
jimjimmyjimjim - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/07
maybe_si - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with charlie
ebunick - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Jim
First multi-pitch climb. Oscar lead most of the pitches.
bvilsue - AltLd - Jun/07 with Oscar Canadien
Carmen led the odd numbered pitches, I led the even. Fourth pitch was hardest (fairly sustained 5), the 8th pitch has a step of 5+ but it's literally only one step, and protect by a waist high bolt. The rest was sustained 4/4+ and superb. The abseil descent was mildly stressful (6 abs), especially when I abbed past both the 2nd and 3rd chains and had to climb back up.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/06 with Carmen
bit of a path
Morgan Woods - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Dhanraj
glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/06 with simon tait
jimdanson - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/06 with Dan Robinson, Dan Middleton
danm - AltLd - Aug/06 with Jim Danson, Dan Robinson
felt easy for grade
James W - Aug/06 with john sanday
Chris Plewa - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with adam reid, simon gall
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/06
Chris L Hill - AltLd O/S - Jul/06 with Simon Pearce
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/06
Sudden tremendous downpour with thunder and lightning forced us down from about half way
upontop - Lead dnf - Jun/06 with Chris
A speed ascent in 1 hour 12 mins as part of a 6 hour enchainment with cascade blues and snoopy
al99 - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Luke Thomas
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd - 04/Aug/05 with Dave C
IanMcC - AltLd - 04/Aug/05 with dave simpson
al99 - AltLd O/S - Jun/05 with Luke Thomas
Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/04
Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/04
samwelli - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/04 with Gregor Smith
Climb very easy but turned into a bit of an adventure - loosing the abseil points on the way down in the dark, got back on the floor at about 5:30 in the morning.
Adam Potter - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/04 with Jo Yule, Andy Yule
Nigel R Lewis - AltLd - Aug/03 with Andy Rees
Callum Anderson - AltLd - 2003
dan gibson - AltLd - Sep/01 with anthony prior
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/01
Dave Toseland - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/01 with Bill
barrington1978 - Jun/01
Tim Bateman - AltLd - 08/Aug/96 with Graham Salmon
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996
Arethusa trip. Lost contact lens on last pitch.
iskra2000 - AltLd - 20/Aug/95 with Dave Stafford
Simon cook - AltLd O/S - Aug/94
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - Jul/93
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/92