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rosieposey14 - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14

JamesLloyd - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14

Lead first pitch; Spencer did second- very bold with little gear; didn't fancy third in dampish conditions so lead polished chimney escape!!
buxtoncoffeelover - AltLd - 20/Jul/14

Nik led P1, I led P2. Weather threatened/ Nik decided I deserved some punishment with a good old fashioned chimney so we finished up the chimney on direct route. P2 felt pretty run out but had some good climbing on it.
spenser - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Nik

NickJH - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14 with P Stridgen

fizzychewitt - AltLd - 15/Jul/14 with Jayne

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/14

Shane Willis - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

mr mills - AltLd rpt - 18/Jun/14 with Roger

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14

Fantastic final pitch, and the rest is pretty ace as well.
UncleMephisto - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Glenn Manifold

Lead P2 up to bold arete, got scared, very bold. rafe took over.
Double Knee Bar - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Rafe

Lead pitches 1+4
apw - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Chris Hindley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

dicky79 - AltLd O/S - 18/May/14 with James D

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14

Did not do last pitch due to cold. Messed up ropes a bit
Cake - AltLd dnf - 17/May/14 with Matt

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14

HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Tom Hansford

chancer - AltLd dnf - 03/May/14 with Iain Gray

oodie72 - AltLd dnf - 03/May/14 with Alex Pond

Kazza91 - May/14

fitte!
rbharries - AltLd - 28/Apr/14 with Greg Cain

The Ghost Rider - 2nd - 22/Apr/14

Good rock. Would do this again, excellent climbing.
Dan724 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Dan Jones

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 12/Apr/14

Only got to climb first pitch before getting rained off. It looked superb, can't wait to come back and finish it.
jsmcfarland - AltLd dnf - 12/Apr/14 with Oli Hawk

guy757 - 11/Apr/14

Led 1st, very windy and cold.
steven_daniels99 - AltLd β - 04/Apr/14

P1, P3. P2 is bold - don't fall off the arete !
lithos - AltLd - 30/Mar/14 with paul s

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Mar/14

First pitch only. Really god pitch though!
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with chi

Hidden - Solo - 16/Feb/14

With an MR chopper circling overhead.
Adam_42 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/14 with Andrew, Pete

Andrew Wright - 2nd - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - 2014

Si - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Ssebo Banange - AltLd - Dec/13

Duncan Turner - Lead - 12/Oct/13

Duncan Turner - Lead - 11/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/13

henry.jeffreys - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Mauricio Santos

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13

Couldn't work out last pitch
Andre Clarke - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/13 with jamster

Done before, just P1 with client this time.
jezb1 - Lead - 26/Aug/13

Gareth T - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Tim Popplestone

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 09/Aug/13

Chickened out the last pitch😡
Col Kingshott - AltLd - 09/Aug/13 with Chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/13

I lead first pitch, Dan second pitch, and Niels the third :)
alicee - AltLd - 08/Aug/13 with Niels Ernst-Williams, Daniel Whitlum

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/13

carl_123 - AltLd - 28/Jul/13

1pitch, straight in on polished footholds on the boomerang nice unsettling start. Top pitch fine, took some time to protect it, the final crack required some thinking about.
herman0055 - AltLd - 24/Jul/13 with Scott's simon

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/13

Class route, well protected 1st pitch...less so after. Committment needed on the last pitch!
Zoomer - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Ash Sleight

Great route!
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Glen bloomer

A really good traverse on final pitch that requires commitment.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with davenev

P3 too tough (or too scary) for me to get on - escaped up the evil polished chimney in the corner
davenev - 2nd dnf - 19/Jul/13 with luke

Classic trad route despite the polish.
demarcation86 - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Paul

pryan300 - AltLd dog - 13/Jul/13 with T-Bone

ian caton - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with PAul cc

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13

Alex Eperon - 2nd - 07/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/Jul/13

led p1 and p3, in situ wire on pitch 1 made life easier, cold fingers on p3 made life harder! such a good route
michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 26/Jun/13 with mike doyle

Led all pitched. I found the 2nd pitch to be not far off HVS 4c in it's own right...tricky moves in an airy position with only average gear a reasonable way below you - Makes for an exciting warm up before the glorious crux pitch.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Natasha Oughton

Fluffed the very top of the top pitch somehow , got it easily second time round, first lead fall!
sheelba - Lead - 19/Jun/13

Nice climb, and no falls, had a moment on the traverse but got there in the end. Excellent climb, best so far
Craigyboy13 - 2nd - 19/Jun/13

Failed on the last pitch!!
John Roe - AltLd dnf - 09/Jun/13 with Iain (Jocky) Marr

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 04/Jun/13 with will nicolls

amazing climbing all the way with a particularly good top pitch :) lead pitch 2
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with jamesA

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Jun/13

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with Sophie Heron

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13 with brmc members

Led pitch 2. Runout, and sketch in some places but not too hard. P 3 is phenomenal!
vertigo714 - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/13

stephenarnold - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13

Will Sheaff - 2nd dnf - 23/Apr/13 with Nick R

Would have been ace when it was new, very polished now!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Bubbles

Sam Melville - 2013

NR led half of pitch two.
Neil D - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Nadeem Rahim

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Sep/12

1st and 3rd. Fantastic, last pitch was quite something in the wind!
Dafydd Llywelyn - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/12

Lead all pitches. Fantastic climbing all the way up, with an amazing top pitch. Found gear a bit fiddly on second pitch so just ended running it out a bit. Can get gear in to protect the traverse on the top pitch before starting it. Bron couldn't climb the top pitch in the wet so I got lowered down to get the gear back and then climbed it in the wet too. Got the ropes stuck after abseiling off so had to prussic back up to release them. Epic day!
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Bron Edwards

james chesmer - AltLd O/S - Sep/12 with Dafydd Llywelyn

BeckyBrown1989 - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/12 with Will Oates

awesome climb though the top pitch is def harder than 5a! had to climb it twice as my second couldn't get up it and he's seconded 5c before!
highclimber - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 11/Aug/12

Lead 1st and last pitch
SallyMay - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12

Lloyders - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with Paddy

just plain fun
air - Aug/12 with Simon

Dunx - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Joe M

svdie - Jul/12

First 2 pitches only VS4c
richardlong78 - Lead - 21/Jun/12 with Sophie Foxen

ali macphee - 2nd - 19/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/12

Ld p2 and top pitch. Really good route. 2 really good pitches leading to the great little traverse pitch.
jezb1 - AltLd - 17/May/12

Hidden - 17/May/12

Hard, exposed last pitch. Awesome!
Stuart_Burbidge - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with James Townley

Amazing first two pitches, third pitch was interesting!!
j.townley - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12 with Stuart_Burbidge

Lead P1 and P3. Last pitch was great. It's not as bad as it looks if you just commit and bomb through it. Top end HVS.
JezH - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Ellie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12

lead the middle pitch, very entertaining
HAJ Francis - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with bed ay

Merlin Fincken - 2nd dog - Apr/12

Fantastic Route
Daymo - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with DJ

deejmonkey - AltLd - 25/Mar/12 with Damian

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 27/Nov/11

Lead first 2 pitches, Lovely climbing, second pitch a beaut.
Yong_Welsh - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Sean

Consistently interesting climbing. Bypassed the crux by going for a long dangle. last pitch a bit more than 5a methinks.
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Neil Pacey

Fantastic route, one the best HVS's I've led. Found the flake traverse hard for 5a, overall a very memorable climb, classic!
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Tanya Savage

Nice climb on clean rock, great value VS on first two pitches. First two pitched only, led 2nd, Bottled 4a pitch after cruising the 4c. Probably qualified for the Club faffing award which afterall was invented by my partner. Yes I got it
PaulWatson - AltLd - 01/Oct/11 with Colin

A quick route after the kit presentations and headbutting the fire alarm panel at Plas y Brenin :)
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Annie

Led pitch 1. Ollie led pitch 2 and 3. Came off on pitch 1.
Darrell Read - AltLd - 25/Sep/11 with Oliver Mentz

Attempted day before, but didnt commit to the crux due to very high winds. Guess it should be ground up really
Ollie B - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/11

Outstanding route - well worth the grade. Pitch 3 is excellent.
Rampikino - Lead - 04/Sep/11 with Cat

Hidden - AltLd - Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 15/Aug/11

led pitch 2
sian88 - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/11

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 05/Aug/11 with sian

lead pitch two, really nice, then solod the final pitch afterwards. amazing, but not one i would put on my regular solo list.
willoates - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11 with Phill, Steve

Steeve - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/11

chris ebbutt - AltLd - 10/Jul/11 with Johnathon

led 2nd and last pitch. mint climb
Bill Lawrence - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with andy lawrence

Joe lead final pitch after I backed off initial move on lead,
Simon Cahill - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with Joe Bagley

Evening dash from Manchester, through showers on A55 to a glorious sun drenched butress. I did P1&3, both superb, position for the moves on P3 are just fabulous.
spacey - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/11 with paul evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Led 1st, most of 2nd (partner didn't feel comfortable on crux) and 3rd pitches. Thought second pitch a lot harder than third, although it was quite damp...
richardcreagh - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11

Led P2 (3 pitches).
StevieG_7 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Tom Moores

Really pleasant climbing, lead pitch 2...nice
chriscarroll - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Owain

P1 + P3
owain86 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Chris

Lead P1 and P3. Very spicy on P3! Made a bit of a meal leaving the crack on P3. Really ace climb though!!!
Lxaddison - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Paul Addison

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 04/May/11

Me P1 & P3, Steve P2. Loved all three pitches, best climb of weekend. Went quite low half way along traverse to avoid the delicate teeter, no foot holds that way, but big(ish) hand holds.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Steve P

stevepotter - AltLd - 29/Apr/11 with Bryan

p1 and 2.. didnt fancy soloing the 3rd
wolf.leeb - Solo rpt - 25/Apr/11

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with dan ely

dan ely - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with tim

Snatched inbetween showers. Rewarded for our persistence with a rare double rainbow over Llyn Ogwen. Led Ps 1,3.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Dale

Microwired22 - 15/Apr/11

Ace route nice and exposed on top pitch. I got the second pitch which is very good went slightly off route had to do a heel hook on a 4c pitch hahaha fun. Andy got crux pitch it kept threatening with rain was going to take some photos but andy climbed it so fast didn't get any and didn't put any gear in, made him come back and put a piece in as I was in for a big swing if it had rained. Rain held off luckly the supposed top rope was caught under the gear so no top rope but it did'nt make any difference. super fri affternoon
Dale - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Andy

Led P2. Great positions. Awesome exposure on top pitch
Cardi - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Ruth

Mental position and moves for the last pitch. I was all for avoiding it but Mike went for it despite my quivering. Glad he did. Awesome. The first two pitches aren't bad either.
maresia - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Mike Kann

Lead 1st and 3rd pitch. first two pitches are so plesant, the third is a little ballsy...
thetradlad - AltLd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Gareth Clendinning

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

Julian Wedd - 2nd - 2011 with A. Brierley

Hidden - 2011

paul79 - AltLd - 2011

Dodged the top pitch (the meat of the climb?) A bit tricky with cold hands and a rucksack - must go back for it.
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 24/Oct/10 with Nye Kemball, Nic Dill

TRFrost - 2nd dnf - 10/Oct/10 with L. Nedevska

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Fantastic climb. Good climbing on all 3 pitches so something nice for each of us to lead :-) Lead P3, took a few gos before I dared to leap for the juggy flake but got it. Moved out rigth on top 2 moves rather than tussling up the crag all the way
Sardien - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore

J Menlove Edwards centenary tribute didn't go well. RD new rock shoes didn't help and so started up (non-super) direct to right. Began to rain as Martin was leading P2. Wet rock and slippery shoes, meant RD came off when seconding P2. Did not attempt the Menlove 5a P3.
rd20 - AltLd dnf - 18/Sep/10 with Martin

Lead 2nd pitch, but went slightly off route towards the end. Decided not to attempt P3 because of rain.
smolders - AltLd dnf - 18/Sep/10 with Robert D

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Thomas Geh

mattshort - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Charlie Cooper, Alan Murray

lovely 1st pitch - footholds are great if it's dry. 2nd is exposed and 3rd is great - not as scary as it looks because you can get gear in from the ledge :) great route tho - quality and quantity
Alan100 - AltLd - 15/Aug/10

amthalmann - AltLd - 01/Aug/10

jgrigson - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

Jerry led P1, I struggled to remove his gear and got cross. This ruined what must be a lovely pitch. I led P2 in the rain, even so it felt soft for 4c. Rain continued so we abbed off before the crux P3. To be continued....
Richard Gilbert - AltLd dnf - 31/Jul/10 with Jerry Ostrowski

p1 again, remainder on Direct.
Keith Jones - AltLd - 21/Jul/10 with Chris

P1 of superdirect. finished up direct
christoph owen - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/10 with Keith jones

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/10

Wimped out of the final pitch, felt too weak for it.
whiting.jp - AltLd dnf - 12/Jul/10 with jamesca

david morse - AltLd - 28/Jun/10 with lole

Amazing and exposed final pitch, took a while to commit to the traverse! finished up the jamming crack.
catblack - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Andy Barker

Led a few years ago but can't remember the date. The final pitch is still great fun.
Andrew Barker - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Cat Black

mr mills - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/10 with Kairen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Backed off lead on final pitch. Will led it.
Jim Slater - AltLd rpt - 12/Jun/10 with Will

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/10

Leo had top Pitch.
edpd1b - AltLd - Jun/10 with Leo Scheltinga

Alison2 - 2nd - Jun/10 with matthew154

sthame - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Ben Reinch

awsome route, especially the final pitch
Bennykr - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Sam Thame

Led P1 & 3. Found the glossy initial layback harder than the crux pitch! Great climbing, but quite chilly in the wind.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Andy

Led P1 and P3, Really nice route despite the polished holds at the start.
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 21/May/10 with Justin Lawley

mynyddresident - AltLd - 19/May/10 with chris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/10

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/10

3rd Pitch lead
ilikemonkys - AltLd O/S - 16/May/10 with Greg, Graham

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/10

wandered onto pitch 3 and 4 on superdirect .need to trust my technique more.good day good company
colina - AltLd - 11/May/10 with andy trek

Chris M - Lead - 03/May/10 with Tommy B

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

Sgt. Vest - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/10 with pete topham

Led pitches 1 & 3. Great route, with an absorbing traverse on pitch 3.
Ken Applegate - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Hannah Evans

al99 - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Luke Thomas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

31770 - 2010

Hidden - 2010

sionjosh - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010

set off at midnight. night time climbing is the new daytime climbing. led P1 + P3.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/09 with Ben alsford

adam coxsell - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/09 with laurence

Lead, Second, Lead
Laurence Everitt - AltLd - 18/Oct/09 with Cocky

First pitch was pure class. A stunning natural line. Didn't do the top pitch as we didn't fancy waiting around, looks like great fun.
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Freshers

willson - Lead - 05/Oct/09 with ben

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09

Led P2 and 3
theotherpetehill - AltLd - 15/Sep/09

chrisallan - AltLd dog - 15/Sep/09

drewclimber - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with gordon

mlmatt - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Chris Prescott

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Sep/09

I led second pitch
sam820 - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/09 with Lauren Newcomb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

decs - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Sam

sgl - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with duncan

davesb - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Tom Wilson

taw - AltLd - 06/Aug/09 with Dave sb

Hidden - Lead dog - Jul/09

I was really wet and greasy so decided to give it a miss after pitch 2.
Glyn Davidson - AltLd dnf - 21/Jun/09 with Dan

Pumped myself out trying to place gear on final pitch, and had to retreat. Started raining so no chance to try again. Looks great and will return.
Karlos - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/09 with Mark B

chalk monster - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Karlos

lead p1 + p3. really good, intimidating top pitch
lukehodson - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Sam Howell

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/09

lead pitch 1 & 2
buddha1369 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/09 with Christian B (OB)

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with sheryl

Lead the 2nd pitch. Couldn't finish last pitch, too windy, escaped off right H chimney
farmus21 - AltLd - 07/May/09 with Matt Maynard

1st and 2nd pitch only. Too windy and scary for 3rd 'There is a real possibility that you may well get.....blown off!'
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 07/May/09 with James Gray

Led pitches 1 and 3. Llew didn't follow the last pitch. My stupid fault for protecting the traverse poorly; though I did offer to move the belay to mitigate this. Bemused as to why it receives only one star here. Classic route, three stars in the books, and three stars as voted for here. As for complaints of polish, there's a fair bit on the initial layback, but perfectly climbable with careful footwork. Last pitch hardest by far, but would never say unbalanced.
cmsg - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Llewelyn Thomas

mike278 - AltLd O/S - Apr/09 with Alex

paulh1967 - 2009

Did it in the dark with headtorches. 3rd pitch was ace, it was just pitch darkness below
Mike Goldthorp - Lead O/S - Dec/08 with Sam Jones

did this climb with chris b whilst doing a mock student day at plas y brenin,cold day didnt do last pitch .fell off twice on layback first pitch
colina - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/08

Carly - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/08 with sophie

sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/08 with Carlene Hill

thompson1000 - Lead - 23/Sep/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08

Did first and last pitches. First 2 pitches are little polished but when it comes to the last,seemed a lots better. Great final pitch but make sure you pack the Big Balls that day for the traverse out off the ledge.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Steve Joynson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 20/Jul/08

didn't do final pitch, must return.
psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Max

richardr - AltLd O/S - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/08

Awesome finishing as the Sun was setting!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Sam Clarke

i led 1st and 3rd pitches, phil led second
gareth scott borthwick - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with phil

Gaz: pitch 1 and 3 Me: pitch 2
porridgefan - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Gareth Borthwick

Clarky10 - AltLd - 07/Jun/08 with Andy Newby

on Brenin Course
overexposure - 2nd O/S - 31/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/08

markbenton - AltLd - 18/May/08 with ggawthrope

Theeni - AltLd O/S - 11/May/08 with Sven Hassel

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/08

RAK - Lead - 02/May/08 with Mark ?

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Matt Vigg - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Shaw Brown - 2008 with David Jones

Backed off last pitch due to large downpour
dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/07 with Alex Pickard

Not as polished as most people seem to think. Try Simian at the same grade in the Avon Gorge!! Excellent route throughout with an exciting finale!
ralphie - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/07 with Dave Horsington

Hidden - Lead - Nov/07

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/07

Great first pitch and serious exposure on the crux traverse
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Ellen Taylor

V polished. Nice first pitch, - clean shoes needed! Tricky second pitch. Couldn't get onto top pitch so dived off ledge and prussicked up. Shocking!
ellentaylor - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/07 with Adam Thomas

1st pitch only
Keith Jones - 2nd - 15/Sep/07 with David

Hidden - 2nd β - Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd β - Sep/07

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Pippa Froggatt

Did 1st pitch only, but it started real nice.
DannyK - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/07 with Katie

Lead first three pitches clean, the first pitch is awesome. Will be back for the last pitch.
thomasadixon - Lead dnf - 26/Aug/07 with freelancer_85

freelancer_85 - 2nd dnf - 25/Aug/07 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/07

Fell from crack at top of the 3rd pitch.
toasted - AltLd dog - 31/Jul/07 with Steve Thomas

TonyB - AltLd - 07/Jul/07 with Gwilym

First pitches spoilled by polish and escapability - all about the last pitch (or two moves of it) really.
featuresforfeet - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/07 with SecretSquirrel

Awesome leading that traverse on the top pitch.
SecretSquirrel - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/07 with featuresforfeet

RachelP - 2nd - 22/Jun/07 with Chris

peter myers - AltLd - Jun/07 with Tom Sylvester

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 23/May/07 with james marjot

spum - Lead - 08/May/07 with jen

Claire S-J - 2nd - May/07

Hidden - 29/Apr/07

Hmmm.Was going to be my 1st HVS as it was HVS in my guide book also :-( The 1st pitch is iffy & polished but managed that,2nd was ok up to the arete with no gear placements(may have taken the wrong line on it?),top pitch looked at it & thought "not today lad" will deffo be back once i've actually climbed HVS 1st!!!
lighty - AltLd dnf - 21/Apr/07 with Robby b

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/07

IanJackson - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Big Ian

scorky345 - AltLd - Apr/07 with Tim Oates

tim20 - AltLd - Apr/07 with sam corcoran

Great rock. Stunning route! There was only one pitch I wouldn't have tried leading -- step up on the ledge, traverse along razor-sharp handholds with the risk of an almighty swing back into a rock face. I made it across the hard bit cleanly, only to slip later. Damn.
flatcap - 2nd dog - 25/Mar/07 with Jamie

did this route in freezing cold and couldnt feel my hands at all on the traverse... hidden nut placements allow this to be fairly safe
Silum - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/07 with Ed

tumbling wizard - Lead - Jan/07

Hidden - 2007

gregoldridge - 2nd - 2007

Luke Brooks - 2007

bullybones - Lead - 2007 with Nell

bobette - AltLd O/S - 13/Oct/06 with lead 2nd pitch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/06

Hidden - Sep/06

Wimped out of the final pitch - took the easier corner chimney of Direct Route instead.
Jim Slater - AltLd dnf - Sep/06 with Russ, Mirek

dodfoster - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with chris bulford

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/06

My first 15ft whipper!!! Lovely climb, extremely tough traverse on the final pitch though... be sure to protect at the base of the traverse with a No 9 Hex to avoid a factor 2 fall... we did and it probably saved myself a good long stay in hospital! Oh and be sure your belay buddy is very trustworthy... thanks Hazel you have the hands of a belay goddess! : )
Cameron13 - AltLd dnf - 13/Jul/06 with SecretSquirrel

hmmm, HVS in our guide or we probably wouldn't have attempted it! 1st pitch lovely climbing. 2nd & 3rd - polished and quite scary (my lead). 4th - "airy traverse", bold and very inviting... opted for an easy finish up Direct Route after partner took a big fall reaching for the flake out left. My lead pitch when we go back next time :0)
SecretSquirrel - AltLd dnf - 13/Jul/06 with Cameron13

Ian_gozer - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Tim & Instructor

Very cool climbing and a good one to do quickly as alpine training. A little polished unfortunately!
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/06

Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Nick Westby, Ed Booth

mikelaing - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Carolyn

cas54321 - 2nd - Jun/06 with Mike

Thought it was hard
chris wyatt - Lead - May/06

Abandoned after a few pitches due to hailstones.
Rampikino - AltLd - 08/Apr/06 with Mark Hills

Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - Apr/06

22/3/06 second it with PyB 15/4/07 lead the first pitch (layback)then carried on with Direct route
markju - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/06 with PyB

ali_colquhoun - 2006 with nils/rob/claire

Ian McNeill - 2006

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

keith leonard - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/05

shoulders - Lead - 17/Jul/05 with dai

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/05

John Kettle - Lead - 2005

Nathan Kemp - Lead - Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - May/04

lead 1st pitch only
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Diccon Proctor

kato'sdad - AltLd - 24/Apr/04 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/04 with Jon Berry

Hidden - 2004

Didn't have a guidebook but liked the look of this line. Led the first pitch, but not sure after that. Think we must have veered onto Direct Route at some point before the top.
size9hex - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Ian Whitney

Me 1st pitch 4c and 4th pitch 5a
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/03

Gman - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with James

Clucky - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/03 with Rich Ayles

The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Mick B

rapidrich - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Andy McCluskey

tricky gear to start the final pitch - take your time to place it.
Different Steve - Lead - 2003 with Pete Krug

michael burrows - AltLd - 13/Sep/02 with helen swygart

unfit - AltLd - 21/Jul/02 with Clwyd Mountaineering Club

I lead pitch 1, in slight rain. Very good. Then it started pouring, so abbed off.
jamiev - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/01

VS for the climbing I did. An overcast afternoon with the weather holding off. A great day out, enjoyed myself a lot. Avoided the top (crux) pitch due to time (lucky me)!
John Roe - Lead - 14/Jul/01 with Bruce Cregan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/May/01

Mark Riley - AltLd - May/01 with Stuart Greenall

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Nov/00

Hammy - AltLd - 08/Jun/00 with Jim Evans

back roped
frost - Solo - Jun/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/00

MWM
Marq - AltLd O/S - Apr/00 with Will Wykes

Hidden - 2000

Stone Muppet - 2000

Nige G - 2nd - 02/Apr/99 with PYB course

CMacD - 1999

Sean Kelly - AltLd - May/98 with Keith Bolton

Eetu - Lead O/S - 1998

zero six - Lead O/S - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/97

GH pitches 1 & 3. PH 2 & 4.
iskra2000 - AltLd - 20/Jul/97 with Paul Harvey, Safina Leach

big - AltLd - 05/Apr/97

five - AltLd dnf - Jul/96 with I, PW

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

sdht - 1996

Jon Didymus - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/95 with Paul

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 25/Jun/95

babymoac - AltLd - 21/May/95 with Grunt

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/95

Bilbo - 2nd - 21/Jan/95 with Steve B and Simon W

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/94

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 23/Aug/93 with Paul Tucker

adi bryant - Lead O/S - Apr/93 with Kira

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/92

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 04/Sep/91 with Joe

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/91

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/90

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Mar/89

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/88

mark-abz - AltLd - 30/Apr/88 with Andy W

Ched - Lead O/S - 1988 with Glyn

Hidden - 27/Oct/87

michael burrows - AltLd rpt - 11/Oct/87 with dave lloyd

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/86 with scott

John HW - Lead - Apr/86

Richard White - 1986

Richard White - 1986

Hidden - 1986

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 25/May/85 with Andy Chadwick, Richard Langthorp

I lead the crux block pitch - foot slipped off at the top but held on and finished it clean!
Backinthegame - AltLd O/S - May/85 with Stephen hughes

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Nov/84

mikej - Lead - 02/Aug/83 with Tony Waite

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 16/Apr/79 with Brian Carson

mikej - Lead dnf - 27/Jun/76 with Tony Waite

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/75

David Smith - Lead - 1974 with Al Bennett

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 20/Apr/73

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

Tom V - 1971

1st 5 pitches?
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 1967 with Bob Knapton

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Voting
Total votes cast 201
hard E11 of 92
E10 of 92
easy E15 of 92
hard HVS14 of 92
HVS66 of 92
easy HVS5 of 92
hard VS1 of 92
VS0 of 92
easy VS0 of 92
hard 5b1 of 21
5b1 of 21
easy 5b2 of 21
hard 5a8 of 21
5a9 of 21
easy 5a0 of 21
hard 4c0 of 21
4c0 of 21
easy 4c0 of 21
3 Stars70 of 88
2 Stars14 of 88
1 Star4 of 88
0 Stars0 of 88
Bag of .....0 of 88
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 412 (1.2%)
Lead100 of 412 (24.3%)
Followed51 of 412 (12.4%)
Alt Leads206 of 412 (50.0%)
Unknown50 of 412 (12.1%)

'Climbed'181 of 412 (43.9%)
clean O/S178 of 412 (43.2%)
clean β3 of 412 (0.7%)
clean rpt11 of 412 (2.7%)
dogged8 of 412 (1.9%)
dnf31 of 412 (7.5%)