seconded down climb (scarry but easy!) then climbed back out as the swell was so big the route was getting wave washed even though the tide was going out!Webster - AltLd dnf - 04/May/13
Climbed down the first pitch got wet and climbed back out the first pitch...
TCarrick - 04/May/13
Lead pitches 1-5, reversed few meters and escaped up Mordred as it was getting dark.
bluesharper - Lead dnf - 02/Mar/13 with Rafal
Led P2, P5, successfully avoiding the lead on all the wet and scary pitches.
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Shaun, Guy Reid
mikelawrence aka jonnienomates - AltLd - 13/May/12 with Metal
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 28/Oct/11
Did first two pitches and then escaped up Elephant Wall as there was only an hour of light left. Great climb , must return for the full route.
The Ivanator - AltLd dnf - 15/Oct/11 with Stewart
Wicked Route, cave was dry, all rock bomber, went the wrong way on last pitch.
nutcracker - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Mark Barret, Mark Barrett
Marky B - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with nutcracker
just as fun second time round! slightly wetter and the wet look cave slightly more annoying. still packs a punch though!
EliotStephens - AltLd rpt - 17/Apr/11 with Thomas Moore
Aaron Lines - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with frank ramsay
Will be back to lead this! super fun, bit spicy on the 2 cave pitches but otherwise bomber holds on bomber gear! well worth it.
EliotStephens - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Thomas Moore
Needless to say the exposure was explosive and that wet look cave was wet. Brilliant route similar to Heart of Darkness in Pembroke but better. Did in 5 pitches (took 2.5hours)
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/11 with B.Brewer
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Dec/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/10
Led first and last pitches. Strung last few together - rope drag?! Awesome climbing with great... exposure.
prinny - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Virgil Scott, Henry
Except a fall on 2nd on the last pitch
hrgcb - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Virgil Scott, Joe Prinold
started traverse too high and gave up half way through our second pitch. considered going down further to try a lower line but didn't fancy it. Rock is soft and chossy - so fairly horrible to climb on unless you enjoy snapping handholds and unreliable gear. I'd recommend heading to Pembroke instead!
Alan100 - AltLd dnf - 06/Jun/10
d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with Wil Chivers
wilchivs - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with Duncan Meacher
Hidden - 17/Apr/10
Finally done all of it! Led odd no. pitches.
dave657 - AltLd rpt - 13/Apr/10 with paul b
Nice enough, felt soft
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Dave Ripley
Hidden - 2010
Perfect day for it.
DafSWMC - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Gareth
gejones - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with DafSWMC
Reaffirming that HVS is still a pants-wetting grade. Traversing into the slimy cave on P3/4/5? was desperate, I was runout and had to scamper for the ledge. Following the next pitch was even knarlier. Truly emotional and well worth the effort.
jonnybull - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Virgil
We've completed it (and recovered the gear left in it on Monday)! Fantastic route, not sure whether it was the best I've done at Ogmore but certainly close.
haydng - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Dave
That bit in the guidebook about the sea state should not be taken literally. Climbed around to the leader at the P4 belay then the waves started soaking the inside of the Wet Look (P3) belay. Ended up doing a tyrolean to the P4 belay and then escaping up Flash Harry. Fantastic route, just need to recover the gear we left behind.
haydng - AltLd dnf - 06/Jul/09 with Dave
Awesome route, saves the best till last! The damp cave in the middle adds a little spice as well!
al99 - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Nick Record
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09
Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Rob Dyer
Brilliant is the only way to describe this - the name sums it up perfectly - make sure the tide is in when you do it!
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Mark Walter
Trisha Murphy - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/09 with crispin
Fiinished 1 pitch early in the dark
matt.woodfield - AltLd - 01/Mar/09
Kyuzo - 21/Feb/09 with Johnny Bull
summo - 2009
Mindblowing. Incredible. Scary. Exposed. Steve wasn't feeling the love so we reversed it from the 2nd belay. Pulled off a jug when reversing, luckily fell onto a bomber thread. Will be back to do it justice sometime. Don't underestimate this, it is a beast!
Cardi - Lead dnf - 07/Dec/08 with Steve B
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 29/Nov/08
Andrew1 - Lead - 27/Jul/08 with Andy Lewington
Top roped last pitch
Jason Gotel - AltLd - May/08 with Matt Traver
Hidden - AltLd - May/08
JGW - AltLd - May/07 with Matt Tilley
Hidden - AltLd - May/07
Duncan I - AltLd - 2007 with Chris Shorrock
Billg - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Bob Brewer
Middle 3 pitches done solo at high tide, finished up corner crack.
Jason Gotel - Solo - Jul/06 with Pippa Lansdown
c_s_hawkins - 2nd - 16/Jun/06 with Chris D
Only first 5 pitches as it got dark.
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/06 with robo
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Dec/05
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/05 with Darren Miller
The name says it all
darren1 - AltLd β - 22/Oct/05 with Tim Wilkinson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/05
cornishben - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Edouard Vincent
Stone Muppet - 2005
chris wyatt - 2003
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/02
Brilliant. Did take a 25 foot fall from the last move though, twice! Its not that hard. Doh.
Mark Salter - AltLd - 11/Jul/02 with Tucker
davebrox - AltLd - Jun/02 with Jo
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 2002
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/99
babymoac - AltLd - 13/Jun/98 with graham d
escaped after wet look cave as it was getting dark
dickypips - AltLd dnf - 1998
Cowflinger - AltLd - May/95
A good sea running to spice it up and sensory overload
rogerskews - AltLd - 04/May/91 with Bryn Roberts
About 3 attempts before we found a dry enough day.
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 1985 with Ian Owen
nigehughes - AltLd - Apr/84 with Phil James
Not sure of date
Kafoozalem - AltLd dnf - 1978 with Chris Pound