Feet were killing me after 2 weeks of cracks. Left leading up to Peter. Had the not so pleasure of climbing/dogging P2 with bag and haul rope after forgetting to attach haul rope to leader. Lesson learnt! :) Brilliant climb only but very stiff jump up from 5.8.
druss - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/15 with Peter Ocampo
poeter210 - Lead G/U - 12/Jun/15 with adrian voss
Retreated after P2 due to time pressure and not feeling confident.
druss - AltLd dnf - 10/Jun/15 with Peter Ocampo
Honnold down climbed through us!
Splitter-philiac - AltLd O/S - Jun/15
I led even pitches. Great groute, sustained at 5.8 - 5.9 for large sections.
eduardo - AltLd O/S - 12/May/15 with Ian W
Lindy led P1, P3 and P5, I led P2 and P4. Did this the day after Nutcracker. A definite step up in difficulty, and just as good (if not better). Leading the finger crack on P2 is maybe the best pitch I have ever done. The supposed 5.7 roof was the crux of the whole route for me.
1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 03/Oct/14
Ahab - Lead O/S - Oct/14
mrteale - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/14 with alook
mrteale - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/14 with alook
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/14
First two pitches before we realised one single 60m rope wasn't enough to escape from the top.
Andy Fielding - AltLd - 11/Jun/14 with Antoine Bard
Led the first three pitches before rapping due to the late start and darkness. P1 was weird
Noodles - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Jake Wood
Nearly fell asleep queueing for it so seconded it, brilliant climbing! Although on paper not the crux, pitch 3's wide crack felt like the hardest part for me!
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Ollie B, Bubbles
Ollie B - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with D.Campbell, T.Ripley
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/13
Great climbing and (more importantly!) in the shade
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/13 with Ross B
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/13
MonkeyDawson - Lead - May/13 with Simon Smith
jcw - 2013
khawk - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with jack
PeteH - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/12 with Naomi Hart
Superb climb. Misread crux of P1 and jammed myself into chimney. Eventually escaped by simple but effective expedient of falling off, hanging upside down and hyperventilating. Frustrating, as fairly straightforward once I identified correct approach. Excuse: exhausted after two fantastic weeks in the Valley. Led Ps 1,3,5.
Andy Clarke - AltLd dog - 28/Sep/12 with Tim
cat22 - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/12 with Mike
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Ed Booth
And matty r
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Adam Booth
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/12
farmus21 - AltLd - 02/Oct/11 with Sam Radcliffe
samrad - AltLd - 02/Oct/11 with james G
Hidden - AltLd rpt - Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/11
K1 - AltLd - 08/Sep/11 with Peter Buchholz, Andy McCarter
Fell once leading the first pitch.
Andy McCarter - AltLd dog - 08/Sep/11 with Pete, K1
Did the route in 6 hours. Abseiled down in 1 hour 20 mins. I led pitches 1, 3 and 5. Fell off at the roof of pitch 3...hard! The 'sustained wide section' of pitch 3 was indeed challenging. Not desperately hard, but didn't have much gear so had to move cam(s) with me.
DavidR - AltLd dog - 16/Jul/11 with Holly Adamthwaite
Quite disappointed with this - not very good!
sparkass - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Ry McHenry
P 2, 4
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Adam Winslow
mshorter - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with erika
Graeme Gilchrist - AltLd dog - 23/Sep/10 with benedict, sina
Birdo - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/10 with Paul McStumpy
juhah - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/10 with Mikko Vartiainen
Hidden - Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/10
innes - Lead - May/10 with Ruth
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/09 with Mike
simon kimber - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Hannah Hunt
Hanski - 2nd - Oct/09 with Simon Kimber
K1 - AltLd - 23/Sep/09 with Kevin Davey
Led 1,2 & 3
tuukka - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Maija
5 great pitches, short approach
AdrianP - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Olli
9/10 faultless climbing
hlegge - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Thomas Codrington
tcn_2002 - AltLd - 19/Sep/09 with Hamish Legge
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/09
First three pitches only. Led 1 and 2 running them together with a 70m
alex_arthur - AltLd - 01/Aug/09 with Seth and Shaun
Bailed after 2 pitches, got down just as the storm hit. First pitch is nails.
Stig - 2nd dnf - 30/May/09 with Colin
Had to kick steps up a cone of snow and cross a bergshrund to get onto the route !!!
Billg - AltLd - 29/May/09 with Bob Brewer
An interesting introduction to the valley, for a non-crack-climber!
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/08 with Fatty & Alan
Dougie Harvey - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/08 with James Wheater, Finlay Wild
Hidden - Oct/08
Nicos - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08 with rich howels
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/08
first 5 pitches
richiebongo - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Nick Smith
markalmack - AltLd O/S - Aug/08
josephwilliams - Oct/07
Fantastic route other than the first pitch being a bit polished now. It is now normal to do 5 pitches and rap down the route to the left ( no rope problems + more climbing)
Shaw Brown - Lead - 17/Sep/07 with David Horgan
3 hours 550 feet. Led 1,3,5
DavidEvans - AltLd - 26/Apr/07 with Jules Vulliamy
PenJD - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/06 with Lianna Scholes
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/06
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/06
al99 - AltLd O/S - Aug/06 with Luke Thomas
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/06
Steve didn't fancy his leads much so I think I did 1,2,4 and 5. Tremendous, burly route I thought. Keeps coming!
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 15/May/06 with S. Mead
datoon - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/05 with RT
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Sep/04
First pitch only
timreynolds - Lead dnf - 08/Sep/04 with Martin Hoather
Hidden - Sep/04
Amazing route. Got ropes caught on abseil in descent and had nightmare escape!
steveP - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/04 with Chris Wynn
shark - Lead O/S - Apr/04 with Guy Maddox
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/03
Bern - 2003
Hidden - AltLd - 2002
dan gibson - Lead O/S - Sep/99 with anthony prior, helen gibson
1st pitch only.
DafSWMC - Lead O/S - May/99 with Brit
Hidden - 2nd - 1999
first 5/6 pitches only
WB - Lead O/S - May/97 with Nicola
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/95
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/95
Nick Rundall - AltLd O/S - 1995
1st 5 pitches only
Roget - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/94 with baccy
neilh - Lead - Jun/94 with sara hyde
OMSKB - Jul/92 with Pete Aldwinkle, Richard Winfield
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1989
Nigel Coe - AltLd - Aug/86 with Tim Dunsby
keefe - 11/Aug/85
Central Pillar of Frenzy is one my favorite moderate Valley routes. 5 pitches of mostly hand/fist crack; nearly vertical exposure, highly recommended.
Mystery Toad - AltLd O/S - 1985
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 15/Jul/81 with Russ Eyles
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Sep/79 with Gerry Dunford
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/78
A good introduction to the local crack climbing.
petemeads - AltLd - Oct/75 with Mick Brady