Was psyched for this but on the day found it overgrown, loose and awkward. Clean second on P1 and P3, aided the bulge on P2 and a clean lead on P4 at 5a. Not sure what all the fuss is about.
Nathan Chrismas - AltLd dog - 18/Apr/15 with Lucas
Well chuffed to do this clean. Led p3&4. Was fully expecting to deploy some aid but did it fine! Found the 6a move relatively easy compared to p1 crux. Mad exposure on the last pitches. Excellent route
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Alex W
Good route. Just about warm enough to wear a t-shirt. Led the first two pitches. The first is probably the hardest of the bunch (E2), with some pumpy manoeuvres to exit the roof. The crux on the second (E1) is reachy, but not too difficult once you have it sussed -- probably easier than 6a if you're 6'+ and use the right holds. Awesome exposure on the third (VS), and the last (E1) has some great jug yarding if you finish up the arete. Top stuff.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Ben Darby
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/14
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/14
This is a fantastic climb, has a very big feel to it.
However, we were delayed after the first pitch. Resulting in me leading the 2nd pitch at dusk, and leading the 3rd and 4th pitch in complete darkness without a head torch or moonlight, and barely even starlight... it was fucking scary, and made it 10 times harder, certainly an experience to climb an E2 with next to zero visibility. You quite literally have to feel the rock, and never know if the gear you put in has any chance of working (and often didn't). On top of all that the atmosphere was slightly surreal as the music from some festival was bouncing around the valley with surprising volume that increased and then mixed with others as we ascended the climb. O_o a climb i will not forget! ... but don't regret :P
Tom Brierley Gore - Lead dog - 03/Aug/14 with Shijing Hu
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14
skippington - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14
danmullett - AltLd dog - 29/Jun/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/14
Andy Smallwood - AltLd O/S - 21/May/14
CA1289 - 2nd - 21/May/14
first pitch only linked to king kong on ledge
jack1996 - Lead - 21/May/14
Connoor - 21/May/14
Not really clean and didnt lead any crux sections. Having done the crux, via 5c move I pulled on the thread for a bit. Only to realise I didnt need to at all. So a cowardly point of aid. Top pitches were excellent as well, full value route. Very top of the grade? cant think of many E2s that I found harder.
Kemics - AltLd β - 14/May/14 with Neil
jcw - 2014
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13
P1, rested below the roof. Aided the lay back at the top of P1, shameful tactics. Lead P3, excellent exposure great route in all
riddle - AltLd dog - 31/Aug/13 with Adam Ryan
Tough little cookie. I led pitch 2 & 4, after spending a long time trying to work out the crux move I ended up pulling on the peg to get the thread clipped. I could then do the move, but it felt utterly desperate. The thread doesn't really protect the crux as you have to make the move to reach it, relying on the poor peg. P3 had wild exposure!
adam 24 - AltLd dog - 31/Aug/13 with Roger Hamilton Smith
Shocker. One point of rest and aided the 6a move. Going back to climb it properly...
gripped01 - Lead - 21/Aug/13 with Colin Scott
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Charlie Everett
What a great route! Varied climbing, and the exposure on p3 is awesome! The p2 crux would be a lot harder for the short... I led 1,2 and 4 (as described in 2007 guide up the corner and arete)
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Will Attridge
Hidden - AltLd dog - 03/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/13
lead p1 and p3, Dave combined p2&4. end of the day, just didn't have the power to pull through crux on p1 nor on p2. Fabulous climbing throughout.
msoldn - AltLd dog - 09/Jun/13 with Dave
Pete Rigby - AltLd dog - 09/Jun/13 with Jim Tan
THe left hand variant over the bulge is much easier than straight over beneath the thread - and more in keeping with the rest of the route - 5c. If some kind soul could carry some secateurs up to prune the rose bush that's growing at the top of the last pitch I'm sure many would be grateful. A nut key wasn't really up to the job.
nniff - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13
Led Pitches 3 and 4. Pulled on thread on 2nd pitch. Atmospheric and exciting climb. I will be back to lead pitches 1 and 2!
LJKing - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Adrian Botting
Fell off the crux on pitch two - twice
stuart34 - Lead dog - 25/May/13 with simon white
Led the first two pitches. Bloody awkward exiting the corner on the first, and foot popped on the second just as I got a good incut - held it all together and ploughed on upwards. Excellent fun, and in some lovely sunshine at points too.
AJM - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with Crispin Cooper
P1+2 seconded oldschool style (A0). Lead P3+4.
Stone Muppet - AltLd - 22/May/13 with am
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 18/May/13 with B.Brewer
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 01/May/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13
OS attempt - Failed on the 6a crux - disproportionatly tough to onsight (for the grade).
Kevster - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Tony Johnson
tonevert - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/13
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Caroline
Frozen to flash pumped to pissed off followed by much swearing and a highly ungraceful retreat from a pathetic high-point of about 20' up having struggled for the best part of an hour to get that far. A very traditional climb by the looks of it. Not on my wish-list any more.
Justin T - Lead dnf - 31/Mar/13 with Cherry
pearson9596 - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Ian Faulkner
Had a wee rest on the first pitch :(
ian d f - AltLd dog - 27/Oct/12 with Michael P
Cool climb, great first pitch and cool weirdness on the 3rd. Led 2nd and 4th, first is probably the crux overall (hard E2 5c) and I kind of think it would be a better route if you just aided past the overly hard moves on the 2nd (not that I did this of course...). Good last pitch too, totally unpolished and would be worth a star on its own (do most people skip this?).
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Becca
Led pitch 1 and 3. Needed a little help to get through crux on p2 - absolutely desperate for the short, hard 6a?
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Tom
mikeshewring - AltLd - 15/Jul/12
The route is pretty much HVS apart from 2 and a half moves. Quality climbing though!
al99 - AltLd O/S - 29/May/12 with Tom Irving
Hidden - AltLd dog - 29/May/12
Cha p1, 2, 4, Chris p2.5-3. Pulled on thread on crux. Uncomfortably hot day - feet swelled making boots agony by p4. Felt sick with the heat and didn't commit to crux on p4, so lowered and let Cha do it.
Chris Sansum - AltLd dog - 26/May/12 with Chakrit Suriyo
chakrit - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Chris
markalmack - AltLd - 21/Apr/12 with simon kimber
timtimpeggy - 2012
Aaron Lines - AltLd - 07/Oct/11 with frank ramsay
Epic, again. Took up a sport climber and a (strong) beginner who'd never multi-pitched before - memorable day out for all but the 6a crux still felt nails. The third pitch gets you some of the best exposure in the valley on easy enough ground to really enjoy it.
quiffhanger - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/11
Dogged the crux.
Chubbard - Lead dog - 21/Aug/11 with Ray
shoulders - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/11 with andy sharp
37 year gap since my last ascent
sharpie - AltLd rpt - 12/Aug/11 with Jon
harrythegunz - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with sam
pulled on the sling p2 - shame
Tim M - Lead dog - 30/Jun/11 with Emma
climbergg - 2nd - 30/Jun/11 with cheesesarnie
Chris Sansum - AltLd dog - 14/Jun/11 with James Miller
beautiful have to come back and get this clean
j miller - AltLd dog - 13/Jun/11 with chris sansum
LC - AltLd O/S - May/11
thomb - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with David Coley, Darren
lead P2 and P4
davidgent - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Joe Prinold
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/11
crispyboy - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with alessio
Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10
lead pitch three (5a). P1 very strenuos and fairly sustained. P2 the move felt easier that P1 and the traverse was very airy and exposed but on huge holds. P3 great climbing with plenty of gear but an interesting top out in some vegetation.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Remus Knowles
Lead the 3rd and 4th pitches (cleanly). One rest on the rope mid crux on the first pitch and frigged the 6a move on the second pitch. A brilliant route with a awesome feeling finishing move in a truely spectacular position.
lrandall - AltLd dog - 16/Aug/10 with Max Adamson
dan gibson - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/10
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/10
First 2 pitches only due to fading light
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - Jun/10 with Ned
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 24/May/10 with Harry
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Will [Brecon]
Rich led all pitches (did 5c variation of p2) and me and Nick simul-climbed as seconds both aiding the 6a variation of p2. Great exposed climbing with 2 short cruxes. 4.5 hrs in total.
Jon Didymus - 2nd O/S - 07/May/10 with Nick, Rich
richiebongo - Lead O/S - 07/May/10 with Nick Smith, Jon Didymus
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/10
frigged the move by the peg (seemed very hard for the short, couldn't span off the good hold in the corner, smeary moves on the arete maybe?) and then fell quite far off the layback (silly boy), abbed off and went for a pint
Dr Caterpillar - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/10 with Alan Sage
Phil PBC - 2010
simon kimber - Lead - 05/Nov/09 with Sam Lewis
Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Sep/09
clean on-site on the understanding that it was done in the traditional manner - ie 2 points of aid ;). This is a brilliant route but it was rather hard in 2 places
chris wyatt - Lead - 06/Sep/09 with Tiger Tom
1st pitch only. Dirty, vegetated, polished and hard! 1 rest.
Dave Rumney - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with Tanya Milner
Brilliant route, sustained and with excellent positions. Led P1, P2 and P4, Tom did the exposed P3. Annoying had a rest on the crux of P1 which wasn't really necessary, did the rest clean. The 6a crux on P2 is pretty safe with the in situ tat and the footholds aren't particularly polished - they just aren't particularly there!
Misha - AltLd dog - 14/Jun/09
Stunning and safe climbing throughout, a total classic! Rested on insitu thread at curx on second pitch (hard 5c).
msoldn - AltLd - 13/May/09 with Jason
possibly the slowest ever ascent - 6hrs 30 mins to get up and down
simon kimber - Lead rpt - 03/Apr/09 with Hannah Hunt & Magic Zatorski
Hanski - 2nd - 03/Apr/09 with Simon Kimber
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 2009
Seconded the first pitch (cleanly?) in about 04/05 and backed off the second (with TS). put that right this time.
Paz - AltLd - 24/Aug/08 with CH
Fantastic. Brilliant route.
Chubbard - AltLd dog - 24/Aug/08 with Paz
Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/08
fan-tan-tastic!! best route in a very very long time!!
maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/07 with dan gibson
dan gibson - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/07
feilx - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Tom H
Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Feb/07
haydng - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Rob
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/06 with jamie evans
Hidden - Lead dog - 09/Sep/06
Lead 2nd and 4th pitches
simonf - AltLd O/S - May/06 with Simon + Chris
Bern - 2006
tonanf - 2006
Can't remember when. Even the year is a guess. Just know I did it at some point. Rested on the peg under the roof on pitch one after failing to find holds over the top. Fell off the crux on pitch two a few times aswell.
Circus - Lead dog - 2006 with Marina
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2005 with Emma
climbergg - 2nd - 2005 with cheesesarnie
Lead pitches 2 & 4, grabbed a piece of insitu cord on the second pitch
Lev - AltLd dog - 14/Sep/04 with Spen
Hidden - Lead β - 03/Jul/03
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/03
simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 2002
Billg - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/00 with Hayden Griffiths
Tim M - AltLd O/S - 2000 with Phil T
AlexRenshaw - Lead - 07/Jun/98 with Ted Lister
Hidden - AltLd - 1997
Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/96 with jon
Justin Tracey - AltLd - 1996 with Stu Ingram
WB - AltLd O/S - Jul/94 with Geoff
sdht - 1994
mikej - 2nd - 21/Aug/92 with Andy March
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/91
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/91
Marti999 - AltLd - 1990
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/89
ChrisJD - Lead dnf - 14/Apr/89
AlexRenshaw - 30/Aug/87 with Doré Green
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 02/Nov/85
Hidden - 14/Oct/81
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/79