Cheddar adventure climbing at it's best! I led pitches 2 and 4+5 (run together). Sprained my ankle in a stupid fall (onto a tied-off peg!) on p2 - complacency got the better of me. Pulled the ropes and led it clean. Topped out just in time, with darkness falling and a mist rolling into the gorge.
Nick Russell - AltLd - 06/Dec/13 with Alex Winter
Mint! Led pitches 1 and 3. Took about five and a half hours. Was utterly bollocksed by the final pitch - managed to just about claw over the top in a big dirty, sweaty mess before it got dark. Great line - ought to get more traffic.
Alex Winter - AltLd O/S - 06/Dec/13 with Nick
P1,3,4/5. Three tops and a jacket, two pairs of trousers, hat, balaclava, scarf, gloves, socks under my climbing shoes and trainers to wear at the belays; and it was still colder than Calshot.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/13 with AlexD
only led pitch 2, Ed did the rest! perfect day, cold on the hands but bearable. lots of crows! awesome.
AlexD - AltLd β - 14/Mar/13 with Ed
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/11
Good route. Max cycled to the crag. Shonky pegtastic.
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with max
All rather steep.
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Ned
Did the first 3 pitches (all clean) then abbed off. Various excuses made - mostly lack of light and a tired Mike! Will be back to finish off when I get the chance. P3 felt hard.
Somerset swede basher - AltLd dnf - 06/Nov/10 with Mike Kann
Awesome. Pitch 1 bolder than it looks with a bit of dodgy rock, pitch 2 is a dordle then the fun starts. Good quality rock, exposed and steep and topping out into warm winter sunshine. The crow indeed lives on!!
billb - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Graham A
just one more - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/09 with tim b
possibly the slowest ascent ever - 7 hours up and down. had a little hang on the last easy pitch
simon kimber - Lead - 04/Jul/09 with Hannah Hunt
Hanski - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with Simon Kimber
Donít believe the guide. The age of the crow lives on. A 3 star classic the route is in good condition and not over vegetated. Led all the pitches, joined 4/5 together. Most of the pegs are poor but can be backed up. Take care on belays use high runners for back up. Get on it; easy for the grade.
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/07 with Tom Thorp
I lead the first pitch, but found the route rather intimidating, so Stu led the rest
Mark Kemball - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Stu Bradbury
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/06
Much gardening en route. Pitch 3 was nails.
Chubbard - AltLd dog - 22/Jan/06 with C Godfrey
Clean ascent apart from slipping off seconding the last 5a pitch.
Wasn't unreasonably vegetated.
Lead P1 + P3. P3 is not 6a (but isn't 5b(!) neither) if you climb the vegetation up and left of the belay, but the bulge above was a bit urgent.
Paz - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/05 with AS
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/98
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/98 with Muir Morton
Its already gone midday (done 2 routes). Pack trainers and head torches for this brilliant big route - did it 9 years ago and took all day then. Led pitches 2 and 4. On top by 4pm beating a party on Coronation Street who set off when we were still climbing on other side of the valley
steveb2006 - AltLd - 26/Oct/97 with Terry Thornton
Covered in dirt at the time from council sponsored cleaning activities
shark - AltLd - 1992
A truely fantastic route, must do it again. did it originally years ago....
robbie Warke - Lead O/S - 1990 with wendy sampson
Big route! Led most of it
steveb2006 - Lead - 16/Oct/88 with Chris Grafton
DDDD - AltLd O/S - Oct/87 with John Baker
frank ramsay - Lead - 1987
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/85
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/82 with Ian Milne
Steve Bell - 1982
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/81
Hidden - Lead - 1981