Big day out and need to start early to avoid crowds. A few scrappy pitches after P1 but soon gets interesting again. Long, long abseils!
druss - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/15 with Peter Ocampo
poeter210 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/15 with adrian voss
Splitter-philiac - AltLd O/S - May/15
Alternate 5.8 start. Just run up the rest - awesome route.
Pythonist - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/15 with Manik Surtani
Richard Goodey - AltLd - 2015
humptydumpty - AltLd - 2015
timjones - AltLd - 11/Oct/14 with Ryan Campagna
Full moon ascent, unfortunately hampered by smoke from the recent fire.
mrteale - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/14 with alook
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/14
Thunderstorm from P13 onwards. Last 3 pitches of Ab by head torch. 13 hours car to car. Marvellous!
timreynolds - AltLd - 20/Sep/14 with Sarah Welsh
steveprice.exmouth - AltLd - 20/Sep/14 with Pete Callaghan
Sarah Welsh - AltLd - 20/Sep/14 with Tim Reynolds
First multipitch abseil!
petecallaghan - AltLd - 19/Sep/14 with Stephen Price
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/14
great climbing experience but lots of scrambling non rope sections.added in some harder pitches to add interest.
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/14 with ross garfoot, chris Lyness
Hidden - Sep/14
Drew M - AltLd O/S - Aug/14 with Job
Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14
Stickle Tarn - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/14
Matt1234 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14
Ollie B - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/13 with T.Ripley
Roped up for the slab pitch only. Thought Duncan (Ukc assistant editor) was going to die!
markalmack - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Duncan Campbell
Roped up for 2 pitches only, a 5.7 crack I nearly fell off and Mark dropped me a rope, and for the slab pitch! Pendulum is awesome! Did two 5.8 variations...
Duncan Campbell - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Almadad
Fun Easy Day.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Neil Adams, Ross Barnes
A bit rambling but very good
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/13 with Ross B, Ally F
Simon Davis - 19/Sep/13 with Tim P
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Sep/13
Little AndyH - AltLd - 18/Sep/13
Matt17 - AltLd O/S - Sep/13 with Ali
A nice lazy day seconding!
Ross Barnes - 2nd - Sep/13 with Ally, Neil A
Quite rambling with good climbing mixed in with a lot of scrambling. Brilliant 5.7 hand crack, and the pendulum was good fun. The traverse and the last pitch is far harder than 5.4!
Laurence Cowton - AltLd - 28/Aug/13 with Donald
Hidden - AltLd β - 20/Oct/12
Simil climbed with Toby. Good fun route but too many parties to by pass and that. Penj was fun tho. Going to link with crest jewel but couldn't find it and had an epic with the water and tobys jeans. Nice one mate. Haha decent via north dome gully so good to scout the descent.
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12
Gazzawatson - 29/Sep/12
mishtu - 2nd - 24/Jul/12
Hidden - Lead - Jul/12
Simul climbed in 90 minutes and linked with North Dome South Face.
Not a particularly classic climbing, rather broken up i thought, especially in comparison with S face of N Dome (quite a lot harder).
tommytuffa - 15/May/12 with Libby
11 hours car to car. 16 pitches (17 if you count the fact that we had to reverse pitch 16 to get back to the abseil bolts. There was a bit of water after the pendulum pitch and lots of pine needles on the final slab.
Andy Fielding - AltLd - 09/May/12 with Phil Harnett
Started in a blizzard!!! Awesome day, with traverse through a waterfall for pitch after pendulum...
Pythonist - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Michael Febbo
Hidden - 2012
1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/11
spidey - Solo - 09/Oct/11 with katy whitticker, ryan p, pete hurley, irish si
farmus21 - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with Sam Radcliffe
samrad - AltLd - 30/Sep/11 with james G
elbeanio - AltLd - 20/Sep/11
Fantastic day out, moving fast with other teams about. Eight hours car door to car door.
kitkat78 - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/11 with SteveM
SteveM - AltLd - 19/Sep/11 with Kat
Did a nice 5.9 crack variation after the traverse after the pendulum.
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Gary Lewin
K1 - AltLd - 13/Sep/11 with Andy McCarter
First big climb! Just avoided the rain storm as we left.
Andy McCarter - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/11 with K1
EPIC, didnt take enough water, abbed off in the dark
gcandlin - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Andy born
peppermill - AltLd rpt - Sep/11 with Simon Bennett
~9 hours to do the route; ~3 hours to descend.
Me - pitches 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15
Hol - pitches 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14
Didn't bother with the final (16th pitch) as we would have had to reverse the pitch immediately in order to abseil from the top of pitch 15.
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11
Simul climbed for speed as we were linking with Crest Jewel on North Dome. 3h30 for The Arches.
sparkass - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Mike Shorter
pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/11 with alex_arthur
mshorter - AltLd O/S - Jun/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Comedy on the pendulum. Find it bizarre the abseil bolts are before the crux of the climb!!!! - talk about crux dodging. Thought this a steady severe until the crux traverse after the abseil bolts on the supposed '5.4 slabs' which most miss out. I'd grade that appallingly deceptive 5.4 final pitch VS, those slabs are as psychologically hard as the glass traverse on Snake Dike, although perhaps not technically as hard. Did the higher 5.6 traverse to get back to the abseil bolts whihc was made harder by the ballbearings! The horrendous 10 abseils made me wish I had traversed the death slabs for a third time! Defo recommend North Gully descent.
jimorothy - Lead - 21/Sep/10 with Rachel Crolla
tuukka - AltLd - 18/Sep/10 with Maija
Amazing climb in blazing hot weather. Did thedirect start (5.8) to avoid the crowd at the start. Brilliant pitches stacked on top of each other. The pendulem is nothing to worry about but the rap of is. Be careful to find the right bolts and avoid doing the last 3 in the dark....like we did! 12hrs for up and down.
Zoomer - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with George Best
gingergeorge - AltLd - 12/Sep/10 with Glen Bloomer
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/10
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Claire Poppett
clairepoppett - AltLd - 21/Jun/10 with Jimmy O
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/10
colkurtz - AltLd - 01/Jun/10 with Robb
linked with crest jewel in a day
dan gibson - AltLd rpt - 07/May/10 with alex scola
HIGHTOWER - AltLd - 11/Oct/09 with Liz
liz-264 - AltLd - 11/Oct/09 with Hightower
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/09
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/09 with Jonboy
This time we climbed it properly and very quickly to get access to North Dome where we were climbing Crest Jewel the next day. A LOT NICER the second time with no haul bag!
hlegge - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Thomas Codrington
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
This time we used it as a practice overnight climb. Bad choice to do so, not steep which made hauling a nightmare. But spent a night on the porter ledge for the first time!
hlegge - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Thomas Codrington
tcn_2002 - AltLd - 25/Aug/09 with Hamish Legge
Rapped down before the pendulum due to rain. Dissapointed not to get this done in the end.
Stig - AltLd dnf - 10/Jun/09 with Thanh and Mike
Hidden - AltLd - May/09
alasdair19 - 2009
david morse - AltLd - Oct/08 with rampant and general
Nicos - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08 with rich howels
cat22 - AltLd O/S - Sep/08 with Mike
zchael6 - 2nd O/S - 2008
Toby Dunn - Oct/07
josephwilliams - Sep/07
chrisbevins - May/07
6 hours 1400 feet, Led 1,5,6,8,11,14,15. Moved together on 2,3,4.
DavidEvans - AltLd - 29/Apr/07 with Jules Vulliamy
PenJD - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/06 with Lianna Scholes
Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/06
Hidden - 2nd - Jun/06
Tom_Farr - 2006
keith leonard - Oct/05 with steve mead
Finished about 11am which was when it was starting to get TOO hot to do anything, so very happy about that. Had to cool abseil devices in puddles on descent as they were so hot and yes, they did sizzle.
chrishedgehog - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/05 with Joe Thompson
As a team of 3 , free and bivi at the top...awesome adventure.
Christian Beck - AltLd - 2005
Hidden - AltLd - Oct/04
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Sep/04
steveP - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/04 with Chris Wynn
chris sm - AltLd O/S - 2003 with Dom Goodridge
K1 - Sep/01
Great Route. hardest part is the traverse off the finish and finding the route to walk back down to the valley
Richard Weller - Lead - May/01 with Vandi Verma
Hidden - 2001
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/99
Abseil descent crazy
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - Jul/99 with Steve Hastings
15-odd pitches in 3 hrs with French guide I met at Camp 4.
DafSWMC - 2nd O/S - May/99 with Benoit
dan gibson - AltLd O/S - Sep/98 with helen gibson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/98
WB - Lead O/S - May/97 with Nicola
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/95
Scott McRae - AltLd O/S - Sep/95 with Darren Lambert
Simul-climbed and rapped off. Crux free is straightforward.
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - AltLd - Sep/95 with Lofty
mikelaing - AltLd O/S - 1994 with Fermor
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/87 with Jan Gellis
neil3965 - Lead - May/84