Led pitch 1&2, 4, and 6. Totally draining! A battle to get to the top but very memorable. Amazing climbing - just a bit too terrifying to enjoy properly at the time!BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/13 with Tom
Awesome route. Pitch 3 still felt hard, if only for a few moves. Pitch 5 steady and sustained with very good jamming. Tip - get some sleep the night before!
thomasadixon - AltLd rpt - 09/Mar/13 with Becca
stuart34 - 2nd - 16/Feb/13 with duncan
A proper trad route - a great day out.
sparkass - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Stuart Inchly
Will Sheaff - 2nd - 2013 with Martin
Lead 1,3. My best climbing experience to date! Exactly what it says on the tin, exciting, exposed, steep and jam-tastic! Thrilling belays too. Drifting cars, dive-bombing birds and screaming goats adding to the fun.
AlexanderRyanBanks - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with Ben
Scary, tough, cold, great positions and boy racers to cheer you on. Brilliant.
Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Tess Lyons, Tom Murrell
Pitches 2,3 & 5
danJBA - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/12 with James HoarMaster
P1 + 4
Kayan - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/12 with Dan Abbatt
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Oct/12
fantastic old-school adventure. Passed a slower party by joining pitches 1+2 and 4+5.
Neil Morbey - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Simon Clarke
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 14/Oct/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Oct/12
Absolute epic. Best part of 5 hours worth of fannying around. Lead Pitches 2,3 and 4. What a route!
Jack_F - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Dave Clover
The first pitch (as in the Cheddar gorge guide) was a bit of a jungle - a wet jungle - but it was dry higher up despite heavy rain the previous night (and week, and "summer"). I found every pitch hard for the given grade and the whole thing pretty serious for E1. Still, a great adventure! Highlights were multiple instances of faffing for hours in a strenuous position only to do a few more moves to a rest, and swinging a leg up onto a jug at the end of the traverse - in Steve's words "the least elegant climbing I've seen you do for a while"
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Steve
SJS - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with Nick
damp conditions made it a bit of an epic adventure! glad i had a mate with me to support through the harder sections as my head was out of its comfort zone. left a hex by accident like a noob but well worth the adventure
David Clover - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/12
Thanks Iain. P1, 2, 3 + 5. Great fun.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/12 with Iain Moodie
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 15/Mar/12
Very traditional climbing, steep and strenuous, a bit of mud and damp. Fantastic adventure. Disconcertingly discovered that one rope only threaded through leg loops - half way up pitch 4! Check, check and check again!
Tim Sparrow - AltLd - 11/Mar/12 with Piers Nesbitt
as good as the first time round, if not better! in 4 pitches, lead pitches 3,5,6, having lead the other pitches 5 years ago. p5 definitely felt like a technical pump fest this early in the season.
msoldn - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Ceri
Tremendous route, even better than I was anticipating. A bit muddy lower down. I led pitches 2 and 4. I thought shield traverse was tough, more like 5b.Did as 5 pitches, last 2 done as 1. Took 5 hours.
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Martin Haworth
Absolute classic, fantastic route.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Andy
me P1and 2 together, and P4 . Amazing route! Got to go back and lead the other pitches. I thought this was hard for E1, sustained climbing towards the top. Don't underestimate the start either! People round these parts are obviously tough as old boots!
Ceridwen - AltLd O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Uber Mike
Lead all pitches. Eight hours total. Descent in darkness. Second took a swing toward the end of the traverse... anchor held :)
Awesome climbing throughout.
lewiz - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Vlad Vishnyakov
mattshort - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/12 with Alan Murray
Wet cold and totaly awsome
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 13/Jan/12 with Scott Bentley
Led P1/3/5 (as five pitches, first two strung). great fun, steep and pumpy in places. p1 is a bit minging.
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 08/Jan/12 with Geoff Pyatt
grp - AltLd rpt - 08/Jan/12 with jon_ridley
Hidden - AltLd - Jan/12
matt perks - 2012
matt perks - 2012
peterbeaumont - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tophe - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/11
Led P2,4,6. Ollie Led P1,3,5.
Fantastic day out. Not sure I did pitch 3 using the standard moves!
Darrell Read - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Oliver Mentz
31770 - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Darrell Read
Lead 2,4. Much harder and more exposed than I had imagined. Great adventure.
TommityP - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11
grp - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with mungo nash
5 pitches, I took 2 and 4. Great day.
Cornish Cream - AltLd - 13/Nov/11 with Geoff
Amazing climb! 5th pitch felt hard as it was still wet from heavy rain the previous day - slimy hand jams! We had the route to ourselves! 4.5 hours.
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/11
JRae - AltLd - 05/Nov/11 with Arthur
Nick1812P - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Jem, Jake
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Nov/11
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Jem, Nick
LLed all pitches, bottom was damp, but gleaming all the way up. Fantastic climbing.
M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11
Awesome climb that feels really exposed! I lead P1,3 and 5. Francois lead P2 and 4.
BelayBunney - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Francois
Amazing climb with great positions and varied moves: bridging,jamming and laybacking. I led P2-4 (crux) and Chris led P1-3-5.
Chris cut loose with his feet on the shield traverse and did with a nice leg throw onto the shield to gain an "a cheval" position on the block!
francois - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Chris
we had 3 showers which made it scairy.
Belay pegs are all in bad cond after the sheild, I had to go up into the corner- climbing as a team of 3 would be a nightmare!
dan ely - Lead dog - 19/Oct/11 with jim
INSANE!! Awesome route, great moves, great pitches!
Solid climb Ed, nice one buddy :D
Goose4 - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Ed (Andrew Adwards)
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11
2nd ever trad lead! had a very persuasive partner. led pitches 1,3,6
weakaaron - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with max b
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/11
cat22 - 2nd - 03/Oct/11 with Mike
Glorious weather. I led 1st, 3rd, 5th pitches. Took 6.5 hours. Apologies if we put off the pair waiting below.
1st pitch is very vegetated. I cleaned what I could, but didn't fancy pulling out huge clumps of nettles (they mostly don't sting by October anyway). Some good Samaritan with secateurs is needed! Pitches 2-4 were already in pristine condition. Cleaned out placements on 5th pitch, which full of mud.
Oh yes, and the route is awesome!
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with alex malins
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Oct/11
j miller - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with duncan
Climbed with 3 friends in 2 pairs as the first ascent of the new season. Extremely lucky to have the hottest October day on record and no other parties on the route! Bone dry, if a little vegetated in places (did a bit of gardening). What a route! Chakrit did a direct finish up a crack rather than doing the normal rightward finish up broken rock (which seemed less good quality). Seemed harder than the rest of the route - quite physical laybacking.
Chakrit P1 & 2 linked, Chris P3 & 4, Chakrit P5 & 6 linked.
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Chakrit Suriyo
Dont know why i didnt do it sooner!
Howard Lawledge - Oct/11 with Pete Graham
Sandy pitch 1 and 2.
Me pitch 3 through 6
Anthony Allsopp - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Sandy Holford
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11
Sandy Holford - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Anthony Allsopp
Emmabush - 2nd - 05/Mar/11
Cccoooollldddd .... Brrrrr .. great fun though
davo74 - Lead - 05/Mar/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/11
Led p1. Gary backed off p2 roof due to a crucial foothold being too wet, and we were also freezing, so abbed down. We'll be back! Not too bothered as it doesn't look like the route gets many Jan ascents. PS if anyone fancies reuniteing us with the nut & quickdraw he left up there we'd be very grateful. Think he left a snapgate on a peg too.
Chris Sansum - AltLd dnf - 22/Jan/11 with Gary Lewin
Chubbard - AltLd rpt - 02/Jan/11 with Ray
Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Nov/10
Started at 9am (in the cold), finished at 15:30 (in the sun). Chris led the first two pitches as one (150 ft). I led the next (5b) pitch and then the shield pitch (5a). Chris lead the following monster pitch (5b) - exhausting all body jamming for what felt like 100 ft. I led the final pitch into the sun.
petecallaghan - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Chris Ebbutt
chris ebbutt - AltLd - 17/Oct/10 with Pete
Kevster - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10
Nel Tindale - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/10 with Jim Jarvis
Lead P 2&4 (in new guide)
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with J
Lead Pitches two four and five. great gear except at the belay stations. Traverse pitch was awesome!! such a great position from the pedestal onwards, first pitch a little disappointing. 4th pitch felt steeper than it should have done. Biggest trad route I've done so far.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/10 with Chris Kelsey
Led odd pitches.
dave657 - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with paul b
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 10/Oct/10
Not as good as it's reputation, solid enough E1
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Dave Ripley
8.15am start, led p1 & p5. First was damp muddy and unpleasant, rest much better. Tat and pegs on the belay stations have all seen better days. 6 hrs, very memorable.
Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Rich
Sustained and enjoyabal the whole way. came accros the jamed nut from the previous asent its definatly in situe now! the travers pitch was a litle disapionting to be honest dunno what evryone raves on about it for?
Tom D - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10
richiebongo - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Jon Didymus
Lead pitches 1, 3, 4 and 5. Quite a nice route, a little overgrown but not too bad.
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Mark
markfromstoke - AltLd - 07/Oct/10 with Ian
Hidden - Lead β - 16/May/10
thomb - AltLd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with David Coley, Darren
Lead on the traverse (famous pitch). Exposed stance (hanging belay) at the end of the third pitch. More quality climbing in an exposed position above pitch 3. Take trainers for the descent next time!!!
Ben Vieyra - 13/Mar/10 with Dan Walker
Cold - long and hard
pedropierre - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Rob the Doc
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Feb/10
Icicles on the first pitch!
Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Gary Burgess
owenrhyswilliams - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Jhonny, Mathew Maynard
1st pitch only - out of time and capacity
mattyork2 - 2nd - 13/Feb/10 with Owen Williams, Johnny Richard
Ken Taylor - 2010
tom harrison - 2010
Only got up to the shield then abbed off as it was getting late. Very cold day.
Bobby Gilbert - Lead dnf - 28/Dec/09 with Katherine Sydney
oh my goodness it was cold! retreated from the pedestal belay before hypothermia / darkness set in... will be back...
katherinesydney - 2nd dnf - 28/Dec/09 with bobby gilbert
very nice route, mud and polish all part of the fun. groove above the shield has soem lovely steep jamming, top pitch a little dissapointing but the appearance of the view acroos the levels makes up for it.took about 3hrs.
w.pettet-smith - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/09 with steve
chris j - AltLd - 19/Oct/09 with Ben Bradford
sparbus - AltLd - 19/Oct/09 with mike b
timharrison - AltLd - 17/Oct/09 with Iain Moodie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09
Lead P1&2 linked, then the shield and the final slab. Great effort from Byron on the crux pitches.
Funny because we spent the whole ascent making up songs to the theme tune of what we thought was Coronation Street, but found out (on the last pitch) was the Eastenders theme! Classic!
Twisty - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Byron Buck
Led pitches 3,4,5,6. Best pitch was the traverse, didn't really rate the rest of it though, a little dissapointed but glad we did it.
Mr Tickle - AltLd - 10/Oct/09 with davenev
What an incredible route! Lead crux pitches by accident in a way, and was quite glad I didn't have to lead the shield pitch.
Byronius Maximus - AltLd - 10/Oct/09 with Alex Twist
Led p1 & p2 linked, then got pumped on p3, scared on p4 and just about survived through p5. Once again awesome effort Luke.
davenev - AltLd - 10/Oct/09 with luke
Led 2nd and 4/5th pitches.
gripped01 - AltLd O/S - Oct/09 with Rimon Than, Alex Tomczynski, Dave Tait
Steerpike - AltLd O/S - Oct/09 with Tommo
Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09
jon thompson27 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with simon mayell
Hidden - 2009
Led first two pitches as one and the shield pitch. Awesome route. Even the lower sections had good climbing despite being a little vegetated.
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Pete Saunders
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - Oct/08 with Rich
really really nice route, special :)
sebrider - AltLd O/S - Oct/08 with Roby Rodolf
For me it was the best route I have done in England, the bus tours with commentary about your climbing is a bit off putting though!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 24/Feb/08 with Loz
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008
Led the easy pitches 1,2 and the Shield pitch 4.
Cool climb. Exciting exposure. Nice lead from Neil.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/07 with Neil Adams
Great day out - had the gorge to ourselves.
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 15/Dec/07 with Tom L
Lead P1,2,3 & 5. Greasy.
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 27/Nov/07 with Joe
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/07
DannyK - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/07 with pep
Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5.
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/07 with Tom Dixon
So cold! Did the easy pitches (2,4,6), thought the 3rd pitch was the hardest. The traverse out was awesome (as was the rest of the climb!).
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/07 with Dom Sellers
Justin T - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/07 with Crispin
Long but happy 1 day return mission, drizzly but had crag to ourselves. Jim not done trad for 2ys so I led all pitches, altogether v butch. 5hs up incl buggreing about switching ropes at belays.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/07 with Jim
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Oct/07
Best lead to-date. Led first 2 pitches in one (bit slippery and muddy). First 5b pich has small overhang, then its ok. The 5a pitch has an scary leftward traverse with not much for feet. Pitch no 5 (5b) is quite solid, but no great difficulty. Last pitch is of a different character up a slabby finish.
TimPerkin - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/07 with Dave Gale
led all the way so difficult changeovers. Height got to me a bit.
thrutch - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with mel and chris
Struggled on P5&6,knackered, but one of the best days ever.Thank goodness for Tim the patient one !!!
upontop - 2nd dog - Oct/07 with Tim
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/07
the start of 5 looong weeks
Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 13/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson
It was a bit damp, so the first two pitches were mainly chimneying up mud slopes...
RedFox - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/07 with Tom I
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/07
Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - Mar/07
Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Phil Leng
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Nov/06
Took my first proper lead fall on the traverse to land back at the belay. Turned out I'd actually broken my wrist in the process. Still finished it and will be back to do it clean once I heal.
maresia - AltLd dog - 14/Oct/06 with Rob Scheichl
gonggashan - AltLd - 01/Oct/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/06
mike kann - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Dan Arkle
Bern - 2006
oldmanrivers - AltLd - 2006 with Al
Marti999 - Lead - 2006
chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - 2006 with PAul O'neal
Mickdenali - Lead - 2006 with Clare Girling
Spacetourist - 2nd O/S - 2006 with Ed Heslam
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/05
Hidden - AltLd dog - 20/Nov/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/05
Mark Kemball - AltLd - Feb/05 with Nic Dill
Jason Gotel - Lead - Feb/05 with Pippa Lansdown
with Alys best route in england?
alasdair19 - Feb/05
last pitch led in dark with no head torch
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Dec/03 with David Elder
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/03
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/03
7 hours. Topped out to see the sun go down - not quite a benightment.
Paz - Lead O/S - Mar/02 with CC
jemma had a migraine - abbed off after pitch 3
simon kimber - Lead dnf - 2002 with Jemma Berry
dan gibson - Lead O/S - Nov/01 with anthony prior
Stone Muppet - 2001
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 2001 with brian rodgers
Epic, had to go off route due to slow party moved onto Sceptre - V loose
climbtim - AltLd - Nov/00 with ghost
Good route steeped in tradition. Requires a degree of stamina
KRB - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/00 with Ken Padgett
Hidden - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/99
Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/99 with jon
Hidden - AltLd - Nov/98
Classic big route with lots of airy pitches. Lard took a nice swinger on the traverse pitch which made it all the more exciting!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - Mar/98 with Lard
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/98 with Muir Morton
babymoac - AltLd - 18/Oct/97 with graham d
phardman - 20/Jul/97
i lead the shield pitch, eric did the 5b
colin milton - AltLd - 06/Oct/96 with eric milton
Quite vegetated in lower parts
phardman - AltLd - 14/Oct/95 with Guy Maddox
ChrisJD - AltLd - 1995 with rc
leadmat - Lead O/S - Nov/93 with Graham Fleury
And again 25/10/03 with Ian Haigh.
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/92
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/92
Alternate leads. I did the odds, Mark did the evens, which mean't I got to do the shield and Mark had to do the hard ones.
AndySL - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/92 with Mark
Good job I had a gritstone jamming apprenticeship!
Fabulous route and company !
rogerskews - 27/Oct/91 with Bryn Roberts & Chris Schiller
Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/91
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jan/91
mark-abz - AltLd - 04/Nov/90 with Dan W
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/90
RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/90 with Dayle
Hidden - 1990
frank ramsay - AltLd - Nov/89 with Dave Turnbull
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/89 with brian jones
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Dec/88
Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/86
scree - Oct/86 with Dave H
DDDD - AltLd O/S - 1986 with Chris Brown
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Have done it twice since 1985 -- led it all with Alison 24/2/87, and alternate leads with Adam 18/10/2008. A four star route!
Kafoozalem - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/85 with Nick Hancock
Awesome experience for me. Struggled with the 5b pitch but so what.
Simon2005 - 2nd - 1985 with JimB
guy xavier percival - AltLd O/S - 1985 with graham
Backed off the pull over the first roof the weekend before. Spent hte whole week back in London psyching myself up for it. Returned and cruised up.
Richard Weller - AltLd - 13/Oct/84 with Rory O'Connor
Mart led both crux pitches
Ena - AltLd O/S - Oct/83 with Martin Trouse
Nigel Bond - AltLd - 28/Oct/82 with Charlie Leverton
Mike Owen - 07/Apr/82 with Phil Ralph
Hidden - 1982
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Oct/81
Steve did pitch across the shield and took an intermediate belay.I did all the other pitches including crux. Whilst I was on top pitch it started to rain and I finished in cloudburst. Mates below abd off.
David Smith - AltLd - Oct/80 with Steve Beever
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/80
robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara
GeoffG - AltLd - Jun/78 with tony bowker
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 06/May/76 with Pete Coghill
Hidden - 1976
A classic route, and hardest where we didn't expect it.
petemeads - AltLd O/S - 11/Dec/75
Have marked my 30p 'Climbers Guide to Cheddar Gorge' (Dearman & Riley 1970) with the comment 'Absolutely brilliant'.
Falko - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/74 with Peter Brashaw