Great route, on a great 'slab'. Guidebook is right, intimidating, but amenable. The rock makes good positive holds, gear is good, if sometimes a tad spaced.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/15 with Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews - 2nd rpt - 23/Mar/15 with joe c
Epic. Exciting ab in to heavy seas. Wet start. Simon in a hurry to get me off the deck as waves crashing overhead. He set up belay off route. Then second pitch in growing dark. I had to miss out the hand traverse to exit by the ad station so we could make it out before dark. Wow.
Adam Hill - 2nd - 06/Mar/15 with Simon
Hidden - 2015
Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14
In one pitch with a lot of rope drag
sheelba - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14
John Nuttall - Lead - 06/Sep/14 with Sharon
Oli.Jeffs - 2nd - 15/Aug/14 with Mark Duggan
With direct finish.
chrisallan - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14
Certainly the best route I've ever done. The ab in to the atmospheric small cove is intimidating, as is looking down at the flat looking wall. Brilliant moves!
knighty - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with Simon Gale
(Very) direct finish.
manbat - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Matthew Box
mountaingoatgirl - 2nd - 27/Jul/14 with John C, Steve C
Wonderful lead by Andrea. Very good rock, the protection is all there but they can be difficult to see from below.
Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Andrea
Brilliant, absorbing climb.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Hamish
What a brilliant climb. Great holds and gear.
simonhammond1966 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Joel Perkin
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Jemma Powell
Oli.Jeffs - 2nd - 15/Jul/14 with Mark Duggan
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jul/14
Had to full-on aid the first move due to height, great route.
oddtoast - 2nd - 08/Jul/14 with Gav
leerybunny - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Alan Dovey
gowla - 2nd rpt - 01/Jul/14 with Andy, Alex Burns
Binder - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Spike R, Tim C
Trobbo - 2nd - 15/Jun/14 with martin dale
Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/14
hotfeet - Lead - 12/Jun/14
Okecroak - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with J. Homewood
Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14
Chris Reid - Lead - 28/May/14 with Lissy Manners
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/14
mike lawrence? - Lead - 26/May/14 with FatRob
Neil D - Lead O/S - 19/May/14 with Beth Hodgett
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14
Jack J Keogan - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Milton Wakefield
Luxulyan - 2nd - 07/May/14 with Sophie
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 07/May/14 with Richard
3 pitches(!), small cams useful. Windy with the odd drop of rain. Started to rain properly just as I pulled over the top. Finished up the diagonal crack that rises from half way along the traverse. Would have been much better to avoid the upper stance which is shite - ended up doing a hanging stance next to it
clams - Lead - May/14 with Catherine
CatMc - 2nd - May/14 with clams
Finished direct, very good route.
slacky - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Owen, Ben Abell
spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Matt Box
Wonderful rock, great climb.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Rachel Spraggs
Rowan Mitchell - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Andre Steele
Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/14
Vincej - 2nd - 19/Apr/14
kp64zl - 2nd - Apr/14 with Chris OMC, Steve OMC
Nick Biven - 2014
Hidden - 2014
twem - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Nicholas Eaton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/13
Tom1987 - 2nd O/S - Oct/13 with Matt Weighman
Looked far more intimidating than it was, must come back and lead this one. Amazing crag.
Rassapotimus - AltLd RP - 26/Sep/13 with minexplorer
wouldnt call this sustained.rests available all the way.decent gear,bags of holds,amazing climb all the same.led main pitch with traverse.sam finished off
minexplorer - AltLd - 26/Sep/13 with sam
alice fuller - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/13 with kafoozalem
Probably one of the best routes I have ever done, beautiful climb. :-)
PilarMartinez - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with TheCherokee
Graham Westbrook - 2nd - 13/Aug/13
Fantastic. Got to be one of the best pitches of the grade around.
HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/13 with Nathan Maxwell
Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 08/Aug/13 with David
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/13
Tom Livingstone - 2nd β - 04/Aug/13 with Dan Lane
Justin T - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with Nancy
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/Aug/13
Jenny Dart - 2nd - Aug/13
Will Ripley - 2nd - 15/Jul/13 with Tom
Dream climb. Sustained, fly-on-the-wall. but sharp and positive all the way. beautiful.
Alex the Alex - Lead O/S - Jul/13
on shunt, nice steady
rurp - TR rpt - 29/May/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/13
morganator - 2nd - 17/May/13 with International Meet Guest
drysori - 2nd - 17/May/13 with Davor
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/13
Simon Alden - Lead O/S - 15/May/13 with Richard Wheeldon
a fantastic route - wonderful rock - crux takes a number 5 rock...
evhall - Lead O/S - 11/May/13 with colin
Hidden - Lead - 04/May/13
Nick Wallis - Lead - May/13 with BMC international meet
Ed morris - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with ewan
ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Ed morris
aljezurusrf08 - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Willow
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/13
Hidden - Apr/13
Cold fingers. Led very short p2
cem - AltLd rpt - 31/Mar/13 with Kirill Spiridonov
Left helmet in the car. Felt naked and vulnerable, but enjoyed the route nevertheless. Didn't occur to me to do it in one pitch, so belayed in the corner after the hand traverse.
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Charles Moreton
dprctr - 2nd β - 31/Mar/13 with Fiona McFarlane, Robert Dufton
Hard first couple of moves, especially in the damp, but the rest is glorious and easy for HVS
Fiona McFarlane - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with Dave proctor, Robert Dufton
Ace! Great route and I didn't find it too hard, though the rain shower near the bottom was a little worrying.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 2013 with Tom Livingstone
adie84 - 2013
westong - 2013
westong - 2013
markfromstoke - Lead - 28/Oct/12 with Norman
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/12
burto - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/12 with hertha
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12
tp45597 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with gareth
stuart34 - Lead - 08/Sep/12 with simon white
s.c.white - 08/Sep/12 with stuart inchely
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Jim
Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar
gowla - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Paddy Mitton, Alex Burns
The_Boy_ODwyer - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Colin Harvey
paddymitton - Lead - Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/12
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Chris Hindley
tgeh - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Fred
Carter - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/12
In one pitch with direct finish, awesome route, good gear if your eyes are open, definitely 5a, why has this been downgraded???
Joby - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Mike Hooper
mike hooper - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with jobey martin
Very nice, pretty easy for HVS though.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Jon Stewart
Good route. Hvs 5a.
jezb1 - 2nd - 06/Jun/12
Fantastic climb, missed a few gear opportunities and ended up with a spicy run out, all good when I got a bomber cam in the horizontal break near the top. Led in one pitch with the direct finish.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Jez
got some smaller gear to find these small cracks
mike hooper - 2nd O/S - 26/May/12 with jobey martin
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12
Did in single pitch. Was good, but managed to unnerve myself by not finding much good gear in the middle section
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Chris Goddard
timreynolds - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Chris Lodge, Sean Corbett
cem - 2nd rpt - 06/Apr/12 with Graham Dolman
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Scottish Andy
3 Names - 2nd - 05/Apr/12 with Sumee Holloway
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12
direct finish, made a really nice change from the granite
arandall - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews
Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/12
martin clarke - 2nd - 10/Mar/12 with chris floss_81
Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/12
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 2012
PAJames - 2012
tumbling wizard - Lead - 2012
Hidden - Lead β - 2012
Lead pitch 1(just up to the ledge). Very nice climb, gear and holds keep coming, but it doesn't look like it from below.
David_Gledson - AltLd - 02/Dec/11 with Rich Timms
timmsy - Lead - 02/Dec/11 with David_Gledson
gowla - 2nd rpt - 08/Oct/11 with will kumar
domskezz - Lead - 22/Sep/11 with Jamma
Dave Heaton - Lead - 16/Sep/11 with Martin Cathrow
Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/11
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Roy Thomas
As one pitch with the direct finish as per the west country climbs guide. one of the best climbs I've ever done?
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Becky E
With direct finish. Very pleased that I could do the steep bouldery start moves. Really enjoyed the rest.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Graeme Hammond
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11
Brilliant climbing. Split it into two pitches resulting in mega faff sorting out the ropes!
AJH - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Crispin
Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/11 with Phil, Paul
great lead from phil. very steady route with good gear and loads of holds. classic (hardish) VS deserving it's status.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Phill Butler
Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/11
JulesV - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/11
Graham Atkins - Lead - 25/Jun/11
Awesome route. Whoever voted for it to get two stars needs their head examined
jon bradley - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/11 with Tim Styles
Best route of the week. Short jump for the first good hold!
timstyles - 2nd β - 23/Jun/11 with Jon Bradley
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/11
Dizz - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Richard S
Scary blank looking face two thirds of the way up, but there is a way up it and it's great
Mike Kiss - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Old man Andy
Em66 - AltLd - 03/Jun/11 with Mat
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11
Hidden - Lead - Jun/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/11
Pippa - 2nd O/S - 30/May/11 with Jon
Nick Wallis - Lead - May/11 with Laura
chris ebbutt - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Dave R.
mattshort - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Matt Wake
Jo lead it with the 5a direct start and 5a direct finish. Good route!
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 29/Apr/11 with Jo B, Doug S
Okecroak - 2nd - 29/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11
cem - 2nd - 28/Apr/11 with Charles Mason, Paul Bolton
With direct finish (why wouldn't you?). Totally awesome. Looks impossible even when you're on it, but somehow manages to be always amenable. I heart Pat Littlejohn.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with crossdressingrodney
Also really really good.
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with victim of mathematics
PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Steve Culverhouse
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Andy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11
petegruf - AltLd - 25/Apr/11 with Scott
Lovely route. Well worth the three stars.
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Nancy Jones
Different Steve - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/11 with Andy Hansler
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11
Did the direct finish.
Exciting and high quality line. Positive hand and foot holds all the way with regular jugs. Good gear.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 22/Apr/11 with Mike Tempest
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/11
Intimidating to look at but ultimately full of perfect holds with enough gear to keep you safe. First move is a bouldery for the short but the rest is lovely slabby flatties and pockets. Definitely recommended :D
Alan100 - Apr/11
jakenichol - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11
haylow - 2nd - 06/Mar/11
carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/11 with Ben Brown
Neil Henson - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011
pasbury - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 2011
erinbastian - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with andy
Andyh83 - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Erin
Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10
david morse - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with chris todd
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Sep/10
Did p1, Tim Led p2. Easy for the HvS grade, although, it looks harder than it is most of the way up. Good belay on the block. Big sling and a large hex or cam.
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Sparkles.
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/10
colkurtz - Lead - 02/Sep/10 with Robb
Climbed direct finish, all done in one pitch. Fantastic route.
dave657 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Alys
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/10
Nel Tindale - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/10 with Jim Jarvis
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10
Adrian Daniels - Lead - 27/Aug/10 with Steve Webster
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Dave Smith
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/10
Dave Lacey - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with jak.kelly
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10
gripped01 - Lead - Aug/10 with Nel Tindale
Dilwat - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Nick
Ian did 1st, I did short top pitch
nickdonohue - AltLd - Jul/10 with Ian Riddell
Nice. Bit run out in the midle of pitch one
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with jeremy dugan
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Chris Reid
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Chris Reid
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Clare
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 2010
centurion05 - 2010
Hidden - Lead - 28/Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09
Put too much gear in on the first pitch, run out of quick draws and had to down climb to collect some from lower on the route. Belay point doesn't have much protection (apart from a sling around the boulder). Second pitch seemed harder than the grade suggests.
rockferret - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Pete
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09
Hidden - Lead β - 09/Sep/09
crobinson - 2nd - 05/Sep/09 with Queequeg
Brilliant climb. Did the direct. Middle third was pretty sustained and with crappy gear for the grade. Excellent fun.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Chester
Excellent route. If you don't want the excitement of the bouldery start, begin behind the huge block. Then a good idea to belay at the end of the initial traverse and complete the rest of the route in one pitch.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 20/Aug/09 with Pete Nugent
Hidden - Lead - 20/Aug/09
led p1. A better way would be to lrad to the ledge at the start of the route & then combine p1 & 2 in 1 pitch.
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 20/Aug/09 with Roger Wilkinson
First led in 1986
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead - 22/Jul/09 with Dee de Mengel
Fab first move onto pitch one, happy to second what followed....One to revisit and lead in 2010
mattparratt - Lead - 24/Jun/09
Bloody Brilliant! Only drawback is the amount of traversing so I spent half my time thinking about ropework and not the climbing
Danos - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Jamie
Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Luke Randall
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09
Wow! A big climb for me! Some great moves!
torbs - 2nd - 01/Jan/09 with Johnny Baker
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 15/Jun/08 with Quiet Ian
Amazing climb! Much more amenable than first impressions might suggest. Well worth the walk-in.
Reeges - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Nick Saunders
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/08
Hidden - 2nd - Aug/07
Fan-tan-tastic! best HVS i've ever done!
maybe_si - Lead - 11/Mar/07 with jez
Rob Kennard - 2007
sgl - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/06 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/06
I got the tiny second pitch, I'm going back for the first. Excellent route.
chrissloan84 - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/06 with AJM
Fantastic main pitch
AJM - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with Chris Sloan
Dave Kerr - Lead - 31/Jul/06 with Jill Kerr
Looks very unlikely from below but turned out to be plenty of small good positive holds. Awesome exposure. Pretty sustained 4c on your fingers and toes but no really dificult moves.
Cardi - 2nd O/S - Jun/06 with Jon B
Hidden - Lead - Jun/06
Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/06 with Steve Gray
Geoffers - Lead O/S - 2006 with Tim
Boxy - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/05 with Aus
Superb climb, I'm glad we mustered the bottle to do it. It looked really unlikely from below but actually was really steady, good holds and gear in all the right places.
Rob Oram - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/05 with James Booth
Possibly the finest hard VS climb I've done
James B - Lead - 13/Jun/05 with Rob
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/04
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/04
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/04
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/04
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/03
alex_th - Lead O/S - Aug/03 with Tim Riley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jan/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/02
Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 03/May/02 with Neil Henson
One of my all time favourites. Set off quite late in the afternoon and sneaked this one in. Suberb route. The approach down steep grassy slopes to get to the base of the route is more scary than the climbing.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 03/May/02 with Mark Collins
WB - AltLd O/S - Sep/01 with Guy
Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/01
Hidden - Lead - Aug/01
Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/01 with Viv
Tim Sparrow - Lead - Aug/00 with Pete Robinson
superb - a must do
nickdonohue - Lead - 08/Jul/00 with Bob ?
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
bullybones - 2000
Roget - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/99
Hidden - Lead - 02/May/99
Lead 2nd pitch
timreynolds - AltLd - 02/May/99 with Sean Corbett
Marti999 - Lead - 1999
ChrisJD - Lead - 1999 with Clare
NewLeaf - 2nd - Apr/98
belay bunny turned bad - 1998
rurp - AltLd O/S - 1998
andy_pemberton - Lead - Apr/97
Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/97
cornishben - AltLd O/S - 1997 with Andy Connor
mikej - AltLd - 12/Sep/96 with Nick Salmon
Ashley Hold - Lead - 17/Jul/96 with Simon Richards
craig h - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/96 with Janet Hannah
frost - May/95
Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/94
GAtkins - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/94 with Andy Russell
colin milton - Lead - 03/Jul/94 with eric milton
Andy Say - 2nd - 02/Jun/94
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/94
mikelaing - AltLd O/S - 1994 with Phil Abram
Hidden - Lead - 1994
Nigel Coe - 1994 with Scott Titt
GAtkins - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/93 with Tim Noble
stuart100 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/93 with Claire Graham
Mick King - Lead - 12/Apr/93 with Jeremy Whitehead
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/92
Budge - 2nd O/S - Apr/92 with Richard Teed
26th birthday climb.
alan moore - 1992
Nigel Coe - 1992 with Bob Elder
whispering nic - Lead O/S - Aug/91 with Ali W
Nice direct finish.
rogerskews - AltLd - 30/May/91 with Bryn Roberts
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/90
NickJH - 2nd - Aug/90 with D Townsend
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 26/May/90 with Shell
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/90
Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990
bullybones - 1990
andy gittins - 1990
Fantastic route, really big feel. And there were some "loons" living in disused buses and vans at the top. They watched us do the climb and were spaced out and scared that we might die!
BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 31/Dec/88 with Steve Waite (Little Steve)
Campbell42 - Lead O/S - Aug/88 with Eric Marsden
scree - May/88 with Dave H
Tony Buckley - AltLd - Apr/88 with Tony Jinks
Hidden - 2nd - Jul/87
Nigel Coe - Lead - 25/May/85 with Norman Wright
RichardMc - Lead - 08/Sep/84
Nigel Bond - Lead - 24/Jul/82 with Ben Foord
Mark Kemball - Lead - 22/Apr/81 with Bill McKee
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981
rogerskews - AltLd - Aug/80 with Keith Jenkins
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 06/May/80
Chris Craggs - 1980
Paul Clarke - 1978 with FMC