Now done free but still an amazing aid trip.

Ticklists: Hard Rock, Aid climbing.


ClimberDateStyle
kyaizawa 10/Jul Lead O/S

Started from the top of Diretissima which Bruce lead. First aid route, so it very much a steep learning curve!!

with Bruce Woodley
philhilo 22/Jun Lead O/S

Taking the original Directissima and Mandela line. Much faffing going around a birds nest on the 1st pitch, necessitated some free climbing on loose stuff under the roof and lowering out to clean. Roof itself was as advised a succession of good bolt - rotten peg - good bolt - rotten peg (really really rotten, you would not hang your coat on them), with a hangerless bolt thrown in. C2F. Ran out of quickdraws and slings, added a few cams to back up some of the rust. Completed roof in the dark. Cleaned it (i.e repeated it) next morning. Good to see Nigel getting his tick too.

with Back rope solo
Nigel Bond 21/Jun -

Another great outing from the Hard Rock collection. Mike led the way up a 6c route, I followed on jumars however to lead or second the roof you need to aid climb the hard part for seconding is reaching back to strip the gear. Quite scary watching the leader but once hanging from the roof you get into a routine of aid climbing which is awesome. It was great to see Phil whom appeared at the same time and it's marvellous that he was going to solo it, well done Phil. Well done Mike for sorting our tactics which were spot on. I learnt a lot and would be a little slicker next time. The challenge on Harris awaits!!!

nwdave ?/Jun AltLd

First pitch is best Freed to top or to second bolt, first picth has the difficulty with some hooking C2F. Second pitch is all on fixed gear no cams or wires placed, used the old bolts, new bolts, a rivet and in-situ pegs C1F.

petegunn 13/Mar/15 Lead

Still well scary but not as wet. Once committed to the roof its not too bad! Used a couple of cams, nuts and threads for the first pitch and a few nuts and a hook used on the roof. Good effort from Matt as it was his first (and probably last) aid route!

Hidden 26/Feb/15 2nd dnf
petegunn 26/Feb/15 Lead dnf

Our first attempt at Aiding! It was raining heavily Under the roof, soaked to the skin. Hopefully will be back soon. First pitch only.

with Davina
sparkass 01/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

An amazing aid adventure in the UK, well worth doing. Surprising how few ascents this gets. Climbed entirely in standard aid style (no cheat stick). Several clean aid moves and hooks required, lots of fixed gear through the roof. Grade is about C2F in its current state. Icicles and freezing temps added to the fun.

with Luke Armitage
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
Mark Collins 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Not sure what constitutes an on sight in aid climbing, but I didn't take any falls. Used a clip stick all over the second pitch and occasionally on the first. Don't see any other way of doing it, without getting a hammer out. Uncomfortable and adventurous, excellent for exhibitionists.

Hidden ??/2014 -
RM199 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Jonathan Hall 04/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden ?/Aug/11 Lead
tim newton 21/Jul/11 AltLd

mostly bolt swinging

Exodus 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tim Newton
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Steve Crowe ??/2010 Lead O/S

Whilst working Mandella!

BenTiffin 09/Apr/09 AltLd

Ever so slightly strenuous!

with Dan Robinson
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 27/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Rich Mayfield 27/Jul/07 AltLd

Before breakfast honest!

joe larner 12/May/07 Lead
Bob 24/Feb/07 2nd
with G. Macauley, M. Bullough, Steve Brock
g1m147 24/Feb/07 -
with Steve, Bob, Mick.
beardy mike ??/2006 -
with Bill Naylor
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd dnf
Hidden 27/Feb/02 AltLd
Just Another Dave ??/2001 -
with sam kendrick
innes ??/2000 Lead
with Ruth
TonyF ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Pete Scott
phardman 20/Jul/97 -
ColdAndWet ??/1995 -
morganator 19/Jul/92 AltLd O/S
with Olly Stephenson, Stan Halstead
craig h ?/Oct/91 Lead
MikeYouCanClimb 17/Jul/91 2nd
with Andy
Bern ??/1990 -
Hidden 30/Apr/88 AltLd
Gregory ??/1985 Lead
Dave Turnbull ?/Jan/83 2nd
Hidden ??/1983 Lead
charlesmfrench 28/Nov/82 Lead O/S
Hammy 27/Jan/82 AltLd
with Steve Watt
Nic Robinson 19/Jun/81 Lead
with Nick Bond
Hidden 07/Jan/81 AltLd
GeoffG ?/Oct/80 -
uphillnow ?/Jan/80 AltLd

I did pitch 1 and 3

with Al Bennett
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