Again. Brilliant evenings climbing. Enjoyable all the way. Picture perfect climbing followed by a beer in the pelican. :)gingernick - AltLd - 02/Jul/14 with Darrell
Led odd pitches. Mind-blowing exposure pretty much constantly, feeling kind of shell-shocked now. Final pitch was easily worth E1 after doing 6 other strenuous pitches (but completely worth doing). Traverse 5m to the small but obvious vertical line and power on up. Wet look cave was plenty dry enough but the traverse in was a bit wet. Even the first easy downclimb was massively exposed. A mad mad route and one of the very best I have done at the grade
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Peter
A truly well-deserved route name. Tough-feeling, but pretty soft for HVS except for the very last pitch, which is actually tough indeed.
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Ben
Worthy of the title, felt sustained all the way with the last pitch proving to be the tester!
deano - Lead - 17/Apr/14 with stacey parker
Took 8 hours! Absolutely brilliant!
Pippa - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Richard Bennett
Hidden - 2014
Turned back after second pitch as it was wet and slippery.
chris687 - AltLd dnf - 29/Nov/13 with jez brown
One to return to... Wet holds with ponds in the bigger ones. Half way across p2 and back. Looks like an awesome route...
jezb1 - AltLd - 29/Nov/13
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/13
Awesome. In and out of the wet cave was "interesting". Finished up Siren corner as psych was running low by then. Not a route for the faint hearted, take every Cam you own (we had 10 and could have done with more). Had previously done first 2 pitches, but all new ground from then on.
The Ivanator - AltLd rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Lee
Great climbing, crazy exposure, wet rock in the cave, and not enough cams made this rather epic. Both exciting and terrifying all at the same time.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Ivan Bicknall
CLedden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Matt Woodfield
matt.woodfield - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13
Well named. Slow and steady over nearly 6 hours. Skipped the last 5a pitch and went up Siren - couldn't really see where it went. Lots of big gear needed - hexes, cams and 7+ wires. Pitches 2-4 are the best and it becomes very escapable from half way through P5 (e.g. Flash Harry, or Mordred).
AndrewP - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with FelixPeterken
Did it all in trainers; forgot proper shoes!! Amazing position, and easy climbing if you are used to hanging on your arms. Take big gear.
FelixPeterken - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/13 with Andrew Peterken
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 01/Aug/13
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
JasonK - 2013
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
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 13/May/12 with Metal
ross brinson - 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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10
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 sm - 2004 with Jon Pearson
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
VPJB - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
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
Hidden - AltLd - 1996
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
wynaptomos - AltLd O/S - Oct/84
nigehughes - AltLd - Apr/84 with Phil James
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 1978