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Pat Littlejohn & Frank Cannings 1970

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This climb is in 248 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

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

Great route!
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

slab start
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

Savage.
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

First VS
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.
vertigo714 - 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

Shit
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

The moves were fine, though I found myself quaking from bottom to top...and wished I'd taken more quickdraws!
Caspar - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/10 with Steve

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

PhilR - Lead - 25/Jun/08 with Kylie

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

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

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hard HVS0 of 76
HVS1 of 76
easy HVS13 of 76
hard VS48 of 76
VS14 of 76
easy VS0 of 76
hard HS0 of 76
HS0 of 76
easy HS0 of 76
hard 5a0 of 62
5a1 of 62
easy 5a15 of 62
hard 4c30 of 62
4c16 of 62
easy 4c0 of 62
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Style of ascent

Lead137 of 248 (55.2%)
Followed86 of 248 (34.7%)
Alt Leads13 of 248 (5.2%)
Unknown12 of 248 (4.8%)

'Climbed'81 of 248 (32.7%)
clean O/S138 of 248 (55.6%)
clean β5 of 248 (2.0%)
clean rpt11 of 248 (4.4%)
clean RP2 of 248 (0.8%)
dogged9 of 248 (3.6%)
dnf2 of 248 (0.8%)