africa rib** VD
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c jepps - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/14

mikelaing - Lead - Oct/14 with Pete Wormald

Starting moves are tricky for a VDiff especially if you're not tall enough to reach for high jugs (my second couldn't manage it, so I had to abb off from the top of p1 and start again). The first pitch of Usher's Dilemma is easier, despite the grading, and leads you to the same belay at the Rowan. Take plenty of small cams.
Ron Rees Davies - AltLd - 16/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

Dan Kennedy - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Iwan Jones

Second lead last 2 pitches
Iwanofdoom - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Dan Kennedy

kivell - Lead - 24/Aug/14

I led p1, started by pulling into he right hand crack then followed the middle of the face on the left. About HS 4a. Paul led pitch 2, climbing up the quartz slab instead of avoiding it on the left, about S 4a. Belayed below the layback slab (too much rope drag to do this in 1 pitch). I led the layback (tricky, possibly pushing HS 4b?) to the top. Overall, superb route, VDiff my arse!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Paul Davies

Simon P1 and P3, me P2, we did some variation on the route in the guide. Climbed the centre of the quartzy slab and finished up the lay back crack. Made it a bit harder than VDiff but still lots of fun.
Puma - AltLd - 17/Aug/14 with Simon C

Wild start from the boulder for a V Diff! Did as one pitch.
runwildjohn - Lead - 16/Aug/14 with Jon Gibbons, Mike Silver

stonemikey - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with Jon Gibbins, John Horton

JDG2428 - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with Mike Silver, John Horton

Started on right of r.h. chimney
net - Lead - 05/Jul/14 with Pam (PC)

Dave Almond - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/14 with Nicole Almond

I led P1&2 VERY windy (which was unsettling), great holds but not a lot of places for protection. I think the P1 starting move is more like a severe.
smargerison - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with Lucy

KLucy - AltLd - 05/May/14 with smargerison

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

A Crook - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Neil Griffiths

End of day romp.
NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Adam

K Dawg - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Rebeca Sturkey

Si - 2014

LRob - Lead O/S - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

alan moore - 2014

Hidden - 10/Dec/13

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Dec/13

I led foxy and Steve up the whole route. 1st pitch is thin on gear.
ashsleight - Lead rpt - 03/Dec/13 with Student

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/13

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Oct/13

Ropeboy - 14/Sep/13 with Bunny

JenRoberts - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Dave Evans

Quite poor route, disappointed overall.
Zoomer - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/13 with Willy Houston

jade Edwards Leaney - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Al

2nd p1, then led & shunted next to karl on p2
lithos - Lead - 20/Jul/13 with karl c, Pete Bradshaw

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

Ruth Creamer - Lead - Jul/13

sgl - AltLd - 30/May/13 with Susie

BMC event. Adrian and Adam
Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 19/May/13

Neil Watson - 2nd - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/13

chassy - 2nd - 06/May/13 with tom hutton

AnnMarie3 - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

tim20 - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/12

Went left onto layback, def not a VD section nice though, strong holds
JonnyDrama - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Wilkey

Steve Wakeford - Lead - 19/Sep/12

PYB rapid development rock climbing course.
simon geering - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12 with Dave Evans (PyB), Bradley

Repeat ascent-still worth 3 stars !
bobpilgrem - Lead - 18/Sep/12 with Bob/Nic

Will242 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with pastep

Led p1 & p3.Did overhanging start by stepping off boulder.
pastep - AltLd - 09/Sep/12 with Will242

tompilgrem - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Dad

bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12

Windy
PJMuir - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Simon Burrows

Hidden - 25/Jul/12

Led all 3 pitches
ayuplass - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with hazel

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Ann B, Claire

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/12

I led 1st pitch, Carl took the second one. Climbed in the rain.
ashsleight - AltLd O/S - 07/May/12 with Carl Simmons

Ash lead first pitch, I lead second 2 pitches in rain & wearing boots
Carl Simmons - AltLd O/S - 07/May/12 with Ash Sleight

Multi pitch climb. Good climb in boots and wet rock.
Robert.harden - 2nd O/S - 07/May/12

craig h - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Janet Hannah

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12

Pip's first multipitch I think. I left my rock shoes at home so climbed in KSBs. Nice simple route although Pip belayed early on 2nd pitch.
Duncan Beard - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Pip McCarthy

Toni87 - AltLd - May/12 with George Sanderson

trevor macalonan - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Richy, pete swift

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Jones_88 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

adam06 - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Wyn Jones

Did the start from Usher's Dilemma because it looked easier than either of the vdiff cracks.
Ramblin dave - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Alison

Hidden - 17/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 12/Nov/11

ewan i - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with dave duggan

Good start
jezb1 - AltLd - 13/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/11

Phil_Hall_97 - AltLd β - 29/Sep/11 with Alice Du Preeze

Hidden - AltLd β - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Aug/11

marc1967 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Christian Lenehan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Rampikino - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Cat

Lead last pitch as we started off wrong and I thought the overhang was the first part!!!!
seb m-c - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with Martin Callaghan

Led P1. Too windy to really get into this.
ksjs - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11 with goosebump

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Apr/11

shim - AltLd - Feb/11

Amy Ack - 2nd - Feb/11 with Lee Groves

Lee Groves - Lead O/S - Feb/11 with Amy Ack

david morse - Solo - 29/Jan/11 with chris todd

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jan/11

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Hidden - 2011

lisafer - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Led all pitches.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Laura Middleton

Led first pitch then suffered from tunnel vision forcing Sarah into downclimb of 1/2 of pitch 2 then abb off.
Adrianw - AltLd dnf - 16/Oct/10 with Sarah Hawker

Adrian led pitch 1, I started pitch 2 then had to downclimb due to Adrian getting migraine/tunnel vision. Abseiled off from the little rowan tree (sorry tree)
sarah hawker - AltLd dnf - 16/Oct/10 with Adrian W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/10

Good climb
stephenarnold - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10

Magsy - Lead - 29/Jul/10

Led all pitches. Used 1/2 ropes seconds followed on a rope each
Guto Evans - Lead - 23/Jul/10 with Arwel Roberts, Rob Collard

Hidden - Lead β - 23/Jul/10

moelfras - AltLd - 23/Jul/10

Singleton_Alex - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

jossjones - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/10

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

mark stansfield - AltLd - 02/May/10 with Carole

cas smerdon - AltLd - 02/May/10 with Mark S

Joyful! A few steepish moves at the bottom then a great romp up the edge of the slab in a fine position.
Babika - AltLd - 01/May/10 with Bill Thurston

Tom_Harding - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Ann S - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with John Wheeler

wheelo - AltLd - 17/Apr/10 with ann

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Ris Wright

risby - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10

augustus trout - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Dave Wylie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10

Lead 2nd pitch to top
Jonathan Hall - AltLd - 07/Mar/10 with Luke Goddard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10

Started up the slab to the right of the crack.
howhard - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Martin Ford

cooper leek - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/10 with dave nw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/10

Hidden - 2010

justin burgoyne - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

loz1234 - Lead - 2010

soph - Lead - 2010

soph - Lead - 2010

a quick dash up with the threat of rain - ideal for a slightly dodgey day
bob johnson - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Bram

lovely.
jonnyridleylogan - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/09

stevepotter - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with smolders

smolders - 2nd - 14/Jun/09 with Steve P

Lead pitch 1 then rapped off
jim.barritt - AltLd dnf - 07/Jun/09 with Morgan Rogers

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/09

jwpil - AltLd O/S - 26/May/09 with Mat

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

Tough start for a V. Diff. Lovely pocketed wall on P2.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Anna, Rik

Big Steve C - AltLd - May/09 with Sammi

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with stewart murray

Led p1
stewart murray - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Adam Burt

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/09

Roger Cruse - AltLd rpt - 04/Apr/09 with Kris

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Mar/09

Keith Jones - 2nd - 18/Mar/09 with Dilwyn, David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/09

On our first attempt I did 1st pitch & alternated leads. On 2nd climb Phil did 1st pitch & alternated leads. lost route on 2nd pitch and finished off 3rd pitch to top. So windy on top I couldnt hear Phil but we knew enough for him to start climbing. Once climbing he had problem and needed to dowm climb but I couldnt hear him. Tricky situation all round but phil kept it together and sorted it out. Re-named alternative route africa rib jungle alternative.
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd - 01/Mar/09

After going off route on 1st attempt we decided to climb it again proper like. learnt from previous climb to route it right and to put extra pitch in near the top so we could here each other.
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd - 01/Mar/09

Year a guess - remembering it snowing part way up the second pitch.
Lenny - Feb/09 with Allan & Neil

MarkFoster - 2009

Sally Lisle - 2009

sarah87 - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Matt Reynolds

snowblader - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/08 with Luke Sherratt

SamStokes - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Ben Matthews

FrJ - AltLd - 15/Jul/08 with Tim Hunting

samwisethebrave2 - 2nd - 05/May/08 with Tim Evans

In big boots. Cold & windy. Good route though.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Corky

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

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

King Smudger - AltLd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with Mark Bristow

Ruth Smith - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/08 with nick smith

Declined offer of leading 2nd pitch only for Leon to take the brunt of the hail storm that lastest for the length of his climb.
Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd - 09/Mar/08 with Allan Mac & Leon.

Climbed in the rain in borrowed boots. Remarkably fun in spite of that though.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Marq

second and third pitch after starting on Usher's Dilemma
Marq - AltLd O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Colin Angus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

AndrewJenkins - 2008

peter myers - 2nd - 2008 with Angela Boyson

saillord - AltLd rpt - 28/Oct/07 with Emlyn

Hidden - Solo - 21/Oct/07

emlynroberts - AltLd - 20/Oct/07 with Alec Folley

James and I alt'd leads. Maria's first multipitch
rig - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with James C and Maria

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/07

MariaT - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07 with James Carpenter, Richard Gowland

Trying to find decent path upto climb was channgeling Stupidly walk past climbign looking for it, but i think its pretty easy to find.
stephen Rowley - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/07 with Bob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07

Darrell Read - AltLd - 12/Aug/07 with Rob Johnson

stunning, great overhung start, brilliant pocket wall climbing, zero polish, quite possibly my most enjoyed climb to date anywhere. awesome!!
Milne - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Steve poole

BigToe - AltLd - 10/Aug/07 with Milne

sammoore - Lead O/S - May/07 with Mark French

alisonk - Lead O/S - May/07 with Dave

davidk - 2nd - May/07 with alison

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07

mikelaing - 2007

fran04 - Lead - 2007

Tenko - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Caroline Wilson

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/06

hetaher - 2nd - 02/Aug/06 with Carwyn and Mark

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/06

saillord - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with jessy and sarah

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/06

The well oiled machine plod on
richw2k2 - AltLd O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Carol Urmova

Ian McNeill - 2006

TRNovice - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/04 with Jenn

Jenn - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/04 with TRNovice

Pitch 2 only.
D Berry - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/04 with Claire Berry

Pitch 2 only.
D Berry - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/04 with Claire Berry

D Berry - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/04 with Claire Berry

Martyn - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with James Williams

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

Led 1st and 3rd pitch after seconding Inverted Staircase.
taw - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Paul Blanks

Hidden - 2nd RP - 2001

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

MartinN - Lead O/S - 15/May/99

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/99

Mark Riley - Solo - 1999

Adam Booth - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/97

steve prior - Lead - Jul/97 with Roz C

Hammy - Lead - 30/Mar/97 with Penny Excel

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 1997 with Dave Oldacres

iskra2000 - 2nd - 29/Nov/96 with Duncan Hornby, John Dale

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/94

malc - AltLd - 16/Apr/94

It was bloody cold!
Ian Robertson - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/93

goi.ashmore - 16/Aug/93

timreynolds - Lead - 07/Jul/93 with Pete Maskell

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Oct/90 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/90

Soloed 19/3/99
Iain Thow - Lead - 10/Dec/89 with Pram Singh

OMSKB - Jun/89

OMSKB - Lead - Jun/89

sdht - 1989

angry pirate - Lead - 1989

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 20/Feb/88 with Steve Webster

rogerskews - AltLd - 26/Apr/86 with Martin Coward

+KevG & Alice
Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 1984 with Jude

Hidden - Oct/83

nigehughes - AltLd - Sep/83 with Al McGregor

Hidden - Solo - 31/May/81

Bolt Phobia - Solo - 27/Feb/76

Dave Toseland - 2nd - 1976 with Jeff

Mike Owen - Sep/75 with John Roberts

Descent
mikej - Solo - 20/Apr/71 with Wil Hurford

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