Felt hard. Probably is still top end VS but maybe 5a. It's Old Skool thrutching and jamming so never feels easy. The start is no push over either. Climbed in a t-shirt in December, great day.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Corin
Done in two pitches to avoid rope drag and ensure we had enough big gear
sheelba - AltLd - 29/Nov/14
Bailed about 2/3rds of the way up due to being knackered. Very hard for the grade. Unless you can jam then it's probably a bit easier. Wish I had a few more big cams. Otherwise the gear was generally pretty good.
mattrm - Lead dnf - 05/Oct/14 with Joe Gallacher
Hard for the grade. Strenuous at the start leading to fun climbing up the twin cracks which are great to jam. Completely burnt my second out!
Legs - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/14 with Sarah
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Sep/14
Curlyhelen - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with David P
MD - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with Jo, Ed
Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Ed, Mike D
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Jo
Dave Mahon - 2nd - 13/Aug/14 with Brian Mead
Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/14
danbirkby - Lead - 18/Jul/14 with Gordon
matjam - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14
Pintsize - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Will Benfold
will_benfold - 2nd rpt - 12/Jul/14 with Sarah Woodrow
Hidden - 29/Jun/14
brian watson - 2nd - 29/Jun/14 with scott titt
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14
Gareth T - 2nd - 25/May/14 with Eulee
craigaj.ace - 2nd - 18/May/14 with James
just to wind-down from the Don...
definitely a hard VS!
evhall - Lead rpt - 15/May/14 with Jon
mallardhealhook - 2nd O/S - 15/May/14 with Evhall
Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Mike
Nice evening climb with Alec Roberts. 2 falls on this climb 😒
SteveJB - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/14
Tough for the grade. The initial crack and break right was pumpy and felt the crux to me. I managed to bridge the top chimney entirely so not too strenuous in contrast. Another great route. Not sure what is holding the large boulder on the left side of the upper chimney in place?
Big Lee - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Murilo Lessa
I have climbed easier HVSes. Hard start, tricky boulder to go around.
Murilo Lessa - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Lee Harisson
Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Apr/14
felt like HVS in places.
Dave Mahon - Lead - 12/Apr/14 with Ben Knudson
Nice climb, varied. Felt harder than VS
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Peter
Definitely harder than Sinew. Top end HVS.
pheotleyr - Lead RP - 16/Mar/14 with Mike
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Simon P
Really good VS
NB Pixel - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Tom
First lead this year!
si_pro_83 - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Liz
VS but a lot of it.
Tubs - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Naomi
AndrewP - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14 with FelixPeterken
FelixPeterken - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Andrew Peterken
alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Nick Russell
Apparently I didn't have to, but got really stuck into the twin cracks/chimney at the top. Good, graunchy fun, not typical for limestone.
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/14 with Alastair Begley, Emily
67hours - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Oweeeen
clams - Lead - Mar/14
Hidden - Lead dnf - 11/Jan/14
jonbwoy - Lead O/S - 2014
pftom - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/13 with Pat Thompson
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13
simeclimb68 - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/13 with John Chiverton
Good route, with a big feel. No move harder than 4c and plenty of gear if you have loads of hexes and large cams, so grade is probably correct, but there is lots of 4c climbing and it is frequently strenuous, so very top end of the grade. Bit like a piece of Boulder Ruckle transferred to Wye Valley woodland.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Rob
I found this harder than Sinew! Wild camped near a nature reserve the night before.
Matt77 - 31/Aug/13 with Jo Finnamore, Amy Death, Tom Riddelsdell, Shane
Warmup. Felt tough for VS, not quite HVS but not far off. Got to use all my new big Dragons, and all my hexes. Went all the way up to the big tree that the in-situ is on for the anchor. 50m rope is just enough to go round and get back to the belay.
Hooo - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Chris Sieradzki
Did as a warmup. Tough for a grade. It's not my style.
Chris Sieradzki - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Hooo
a good VS, nice and long. Definitely not HVS.
Dave Mahon - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Matt Jackson
Nice route. Good enjoyable climbing. A definite VS, but not hard, it's all there.
matt.jj - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Dave Mahon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13
jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Chris fletch
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13
Pretty traumatic. Dirty, verdant and full of birds. Good though despite that! Quite hard and used a full set of hexes.
Binder - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Steve G, JT
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13
Brilliant. Tried to lead first, got pumped, placed lousy gear and didn't dare to commit to the early rightwards traverse. Gave up after 3 attempts and 2nded Ben afterwards.
pheotleyr - 2nd RP - 15/May/13 with Ben
Soft HVS, but well good! 3*
Cheese Monkey - Lead β - 15/May/13 with Peter
Not VS 4c...
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 15/May/13 with Neil Morbey
Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with henry castle
lakeyross - 29/Apr/13
martin one - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Tom collins
Gavdee1 - 2nd - 19/Apr/13
Big gear & physical.
Kevster - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Rob Sc
Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13
Worth the 2 stars
Duncan Turner - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/13
TommityP - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/13
haz rudry - AltLd - 2013
Hidden - 2013
Kyuzo - 01/Dec/12
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12
very hard for the grade or I read the moves wrong. strenous
saraguti - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with chris
NAILS!!! Definitely the hardest VS 4c I have ever encountered! steep and sustained with jamming and offwidth technique a must. Lots of BIG gear recommended.
Ruari Brooker - Lead dog - 20/Oct/12
wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Ric
bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Alan
Not really the warm up I was expecting... Nice and consistent climb!
Slick - AltLd - 09/Sep/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12
EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Nick
Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Tim Reynolds
Tough for the grade
timreynolds - Lead - 19/Aug/12 with Jamie Trump
Very hard climb, too big fall.
Jonners - 2nd dog - 19/Aug/12
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/12
nickdonohue - Lead - Aug/12 with Ellie Woods, Emma Grant
JamieTown - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Ross Tomsen
RossT - 2nd - 30/Jul/12 with Jamie T
Well this felt tough. Not sure if that is because of having had almost a couple of months out of trad due to the weather.
puppythedog - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12 with JOhn Wilson
cem - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Steve Gould
Found 1 section, up a blank-looking section of rock, very tricky for the grade. Felt as hard as some e1s I've done. Maybe I was having an off day! Guess it was raining, although it didn't affect the climb much. Very enjoyable route. Borrowed a few hexes, which came in handy, although not used to carrying so much gear!
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Matt, RMC, Peter Ocampo
Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Jul/12
poeter210 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12
klo1981 - 2nd dog - 27/May/12 with Iain
climbingchippie - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Katie Brown
Hidden - Lead - 21/May/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/12
Ybot Htulk - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Sonya
JamesBrowning - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Adam
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/12
Vincej - Lead - 08/Apr/12 with Nevil
Interesting climbing but nothing to get too excited about, and the top is unpleasantly loose.
james.slater - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Ell Meachen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12
A full-on, somewhat old school VS.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/12 with Clare
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jan/12
s.c.white - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Tim Ashlin
AngelaC - 2nd - 27/Jan/12 with Dieter Cole
Tricky start with cold hands but generally quite tough at the grade throughout. Even managed a kneebar rest!
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 07/Jan/12 with rick sewards
Hidden - 2012
Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Ray, Derek
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/11
Ugh offwidths eh - took ages, used full set of hexes
jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with RobinL
Quite a nice route, nice moves, lots of bridging but some very big loose rocks at the top.
BB1 - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Andy Carson
harryjan - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/11 with James Powell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11
used a lot of gear so made a hanging belay about 2/3rds of the way.
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Emily Cropton
Emily Cropton - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with Jon Ridley
mandy - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with bridgette
andy dunn - 2nd - 27/Aug/11 with Big Ben, J
CAUTION: Large rock loosely wedged on exit (above abseil point). Consider removing it ? in controlled fashion before an ascent. Flat stone approx, 2 feet wide - too heavy for (most) single person lift. Be careful not to deposit it on your second if climbing off!
omeganut - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11
High quality VS. Well protected, excellent rock, varied and interesting climbing.
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Simon Berring, Emma Grant
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/11
hobbitmat - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Monk
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11
Jessie Rushbrooke - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with GF
hotfeet - Lead - 25/Jun/11
Blue68 - 2nd - 25/Jun/11
waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Mark, Antony Davies
Started off on the lead but couldn't do the offwidth crack at the top so downclimbed to the ledge and partner led it.
grumpyoldjanner - AltLd β - 16/Jun/11 with Matt 'Bungle' Larkins
omeganut - Jun/11
Climbed as 1 pitch. Very sustained powerful climbing the whole way up. Rock very unstable near the top. Good climb.
mullermn - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Simon Perkins, Bethan
_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 06/May/11 with Jason Williams
Goose4 - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Jamie Townsend
evilweed - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Sara Currie
WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11
Hidden - 2011
Tim Sparrow - 2011
Garron - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/10
Paul Robertson - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Garron
JonBrown - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Amie Horton
My MASSIVE FAFF.
Jo Davison - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Dougie
dswansonlow - 2nd rpt - 13/Nov/10 with Jo Davison
Repeated this today despite having done it yesterday, as it was one of the few routes dry enough to climb.
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 02/Nov/10 with Helen S
hms - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/10 with Brian
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 01/Nov/10 with James Lane
Good varied route. Much harder than Pinnacle Route which we did just before. Again lots more loose rock.
GC - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Peter Williams
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10
Brucifer - 2nd - 11/Sep/10 with alan rosier
d_meacher - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/10 with Lucy Rouse, Jess patel
mikelaing - Lead - Sep/10 with Carolyn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10
Becky C - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Duncan
martin one - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Neil Nand
ElBarto - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Martin Lennon
hotfeet - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Keith
had a couple of interesting moments where I was well tense. Hardest clean onsight lead to date, Felt steep and a good 4C! clipped an in-situ sling without checking - bad move as it was not threading through anything, just jammed in a crack!
gilbert - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Jonathan Percival
Kap - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10
Rather devious. I used a little jamming here, a little chimneying there. Stiff for the grade. Used a full set of hexes and could have placed another set. Same for cams. Take lots of quickdraws!
crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Ruth
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/10
gripped01 - 2nd - Aug/10 with Gilbert
muttley_109 - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Gary Lewis
cjohn62 - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with paul, gareth
metal arms - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10
mikeshewring - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10
shoulders - 15/May/10 with mike shewring, dai
Nice route. Steep, well protected. Done in two pitches as on single rope, turned out to be a good idea. Bit Jekyll and Hyde in style with nice technical moves on first 2/3 followed by some classic jamming and back-and-footing in the upper cracks. Did the slabby section at the start instead of the crack - nice variation.
PabloV - Lead O/S - 11/May/10 with Sara Nichols
Great value - nice and long with good moves all the way. could've done with more quickdraws tho
Alan100 - Lead - 09/May/10
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Ben Wallace
Felt very very hard even on second. Great views but made me run for the hills when it came to doing my lead!!!
heavy Belay - 2nd - 03/May/10 with Fisher
chrisallan - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10
will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Chris Allan
stuart34 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Tim Ducker
Tim Ducker - 2nd - 20/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10
agibb - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10
Excellent sustained climbing
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Emma Hawkins
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10
tobydunford - 2nd β - 07/Mar/10 with Harry Martin
Jacob k-d - Lead O/S - Feb/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10
Caspar did well to lead this one. was a bit of fun jamming up the right hand crack to the round boulder 5m from the top. well worth a climb
stvredmond - 2nd - 01/Jan/10 with Caspar
chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/09 with steve tree
Found it hard for the grade, but then I'm not so used to limestone.
Blisco - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Dovydas Urbonas
Circus - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with James Lane
james.lane - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Adam
Marti999 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Glaister
Led up to offwidth cracks then downclimbed because didn't have gear big enough. Large hex or friends required. Tough for grade.
Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Rich
dshearer - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Paul O Neil
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09
Ybot Htulk - Lead - Aug/09 with Sonya
aged_ape - Lead O/S - Aug/09
Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/09
3 Names - 2nd - 31/Jul/09 with Sumee Holloway
Sam W - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Tom Bide
eagleopus - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Chris J & Russell
chrisjones199 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Hywell
sara n - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Francois Venter
TimPerkin - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Dave Gale
tobydunford - 2nd β - 26/May/09 with Jamie Ward
jamie ward - Lead - 26/May/09 with Toby Dunford
five - Lead dog - 03/May/09 with TW
Backed off at twin offwidth cracks, and let Micky finish it off. Thought it was tough for 4b!
brady - AltLd dog - 02/May/09 with Micky
Bit of a run out to the first gear in the offwith dual crack upper section, but bomber after.
mickyconnor - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with steve
dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Patrick Timoney
patrick.timoney - 2nd dog - 13/Apr/09 with Dougie
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/09 with Sam Clarke
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 2009
leigh - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Ed
Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/08
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/08
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/08
Fell from the top of the finger crack on greasy, slightly damp footholds; gear popped and I hit Jordan head first at 30 mph. Both of us ended up in a heap in a bank of stinging nettles. No real injuries; Jordan has a bruise on his calf and some nasty nettle rash; I got away with a bruised forearm, scraped ankle, a few painful ribs, hip and bicep. Bloody lucky? You're not kidding.
Humpty Dangler - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/08 with Jordan Lane
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/08
Led by Phil
kylieo - 2nd - 25/Jun/08 with Phil, Matt
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/08
MikeLell - 2nd - 20/Jun/08 with Ian Bryant
Jason Gotel - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Shiv
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Andy F
Piers - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with Charlie Goldblatt
evhall - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Dave F
DannyK - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/08
Really enjoyable climbing. Take big cams and big hexes.
My Gravity - Lead β - 05/Apr/08 with Ben P
Quite tough and sustained @ VS4c - great route
The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Toby Kluth
joelewisoutdoor - AltLd dog - 18/Mar/08
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Clare
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/08
deklan - Lead - Feb/08
markfromstoke - Lead - 2008 with Adrian, Ian
poey50 - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Rowan15
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/07
RichardMc - 2nd - 02/Sep/07 with Angel Vila, John Evans
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Mirek
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/07
max_chan - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06 with Rick
Bern - 2006
Mark Salter - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/05 with Chris Shorrock
AngelaC - AltLd - 28/May/05 with Dieter Cole
verticalsport - Lead O/S - 25/May/02 with Nick
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/01
alan moore - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 1998
Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/97
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/89
mikej - Lead - 12/Jun/89 with Ted Boxall
Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/89
ChrisJD - 2nd - 28/Jan/89
Iain Thow - 2nd - 20/Feb/88 with Phil Moorey
davemhart - Lead O/S - 1988
Andy Chubb - Lead - 05/May/81 with Geoff Barker
beaumap - 2nd - 04/Sep/77 with Pete Coghill
Andy Chubb - Lead - 07/Sep/76 with Roger
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 22/May/76 with Dave Yates