We were going to do Acheron. But Matt climbed up the right hand side of the slab as he didn't fancy the vegetated left hand side of the slab. When I was leading 2nd pitch, I thought the descriptions didn't add up. After climbing up and down the slab on the right hand side a few times, Matt had a look at his Rock Fax topo photo on his phone and realised we were on Doom instead of Acheron, which made loads of sense. What Matt should've done was to stay left on the initial slab for a bit longer and then take a right. Mistake easily done when 2 routes are so close together.
The pull over the slight overhanging corner on P2 was quite good. Bit wet on the slab on P3 but the crucial holds were positive and good gear. Dry day but cool for May.
Skinny Kin - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15 with Matthew Rushsworth
I did pitch 1, Kevin ran 2 and the lower has of 3 together due to missing the rotted peg, I finished to top. Good, varied climbing, requiring a thoughtful approach. Quite run out in places. We both felt p2 was the crux - 5a?
davidalcock - AltLd - 03/May/14 with mapperley samurai
Adventurous feel with a fair bit of gardening en route. The belay peg at the top of P2 mentioned in the climbers club guide is no longer usable - just a stub. I continued on, combining pitch 2&3, and finding a good stance on the final slab (approx 50 mtrs combined).
mapperley samurai - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with David Alcock
Dry but a lot of veg. Maybe 3 stars if it was clean. Very tough in the wet I should think. http://youtu.be/CKjT_GF7MOI
caradoc - AltLd - 31/Aug/13 with john b
TCarrick - Lead - 27/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13
My first outdoor fall on pitch 2! Felt pretty tough for the grade with a lot of loose rock and some jungle bashing!
te77yb - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/13
Led p1 and p3. Climbing good but vegetated top out and descent.
MD - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Paul H
Led twice in 2013 but still no Archeron
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Jun/13
Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 10/Aug/12 with Clare
Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11
Amazing! Best vs so far... i led the very last one (im still a beginner)
xusa - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Gareth Borthwick
Awesome route. With the exception of pitch 2, it's largely clear of veg too!
dansmonkeytroubles - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Dave Williams
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/11
Brilliant, just brilliant. Can see why it would be evil in the wet!
seb m-c - 2nd - 03/Sep/10 with Martin Callaghan
twright180 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - Apr/10
Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/09
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Jun/09
Althought it says clean onsite, the climb was far from clean lol! was a greta route however!
mlmatt - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with Uncle Rob, Nicky
This is simply a fantastic route in a beautiful valley: sustained at a decent VS standard on excellent rock for 120 metres. A gem.
David Rose - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/07 with Nick Isaac
Still worth its three stars. Really interesting sustained and well positioned climbing
sgl0jd - Jun/07 with Steve Hobbs
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07
timmy-ts - 2007
TH 1st & 3rd
thomasholyoak - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with DS
Think this was the one we did!
Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/05 with Cider Nut
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/05
Hidden - Oct/03
Nigel Coe - 1997 with Don Sargeant
alan moore - 1995
babymoac - AltLd - 30/Apr/94 with Kathy & Carolyn
andy tetsill - Lead - Aug/91
AndrewP - Lead - 1990
Paul Clarke - 1978
tapley - AltLd - 13/Sep/69 with Dave Hearnshaw