This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 52 wishlists.
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Max
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12
Awesome day out, weather unfortunately curtailed the attempt due to high winds and rain arriving earlier than anticipated!!
There's now some gear left at the end of pitch two which tide dependant (we got wet) will allow you to bail/retreat.
The national trust were very helpful throughout the day and a thank you must go to them, if you liaise with them early and are courteous it'll make your day a lot easier.
A jumar would have made the Prussic back up the ab rope easier. Unfinished business here will definitely be back this season.
climbtim - AltLd dnf - 14/May/12 with Tom Thorne
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 14/May/12
Started off in drizzle with crossed fingers... but thankfully the weather had improved by the time we reached pitch 3 and conditions remained good. What a day and what a route!!!
There's (currently) a very good description in 'The Ridges of England, Wales and Ireland' by Dan Bailey which is worth reading before attempting the route. Thought grades seem about right at 4b,-,4c,-,-,4b but that discounts the fact that most of the gear is beyond suspect and hand and footholds detach without warning. The wave-washed first pitch seems relatively solid. There's currently 2 pegs at the end of pitch 1, 4 pegs at the crux on pitch 3, 3 pegs at the end of pitch 3, and 2 pegs on the last pitch - all look in a bad state.
Jonny M - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Ian Ferguson
Great adventure...kayaked from mainland, stoed the boats at Alum Bay and then traversed across to the start. Amazing exposure. Not too bad climbing i think hardest move now is on final pitch protected by two 'ok' pegs but no gear after for around 4m. Probably hard 4c taking into account crumbly footholds! Great experience.
Mr Tickle - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with davenev
Great adventure - route seems to have changed from original guidebook description at pitch 5 - 20ft of ledges seems to be at least 100ft then no chimney on pitch 6 - crux probably now on this last pitch - 2 rusty (ok?) pegs then no other protection until you gain the 'fine position' - the loose holds add to the whole drama - 60m ropes just reach the tourist cage at the top for a good final belay - agree maybe XS 4c/5a
davenev - AltLd O/S - 03/May/10 with luke
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/09
Helen Gibson - AltLd - Sep/09 with mikey P
mjeffery - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09
Hidden - 2009
Camped out in a cave during a large thunderstorm then continued. More like XS 5a.
John Roberts (JR) - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with Simon Hudson, Andy Higginson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/03
Ian JL - AltLd O/S - Jun/02 with Duncan Henderson
Hot and Cold variation.
Paz - AltLd O/S - Feb/02 with AR
babymoac - AltLd - 28/Sep/97 with Alex
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