Drama on the abseil descent. Anna went first but I was wearing the rack. We had a 70m rope but the ab was closer to 90m. Fortunately Anna maanged to setup some intermediate nut anchors after I lowered some gear to her on a half rope. I strung pitches 1 & 2 together. Wasn't totally clear about where this route went based on the vague CC description. Started via the V-shaped groove with the slim column forming it's right-hand side. Anna led the top pitch up the face.Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Anna Kennedy
annak - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Lee Harrison
A bit crappy except for the top pitch, which felt HVS to me (on second).
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12 with victim of mathematics
Perhaps the boulders at the start have moved again, as it would currently be easy to scramble up to the start of P2, and the right-most groove is 4b, not 5b. Led this and P3. P2 was worrryingly loose (P1 of White Riot might make a better alternative) and P3 was stout for VS, but a great experience.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12 with crossdressingrodney
The first pitch (as described in 2008 CC guide) is tricky, but not 5b. More like a 5a boulder problem up a groove, protected by a small wire. An awesome route, definitely worth 3 stars!
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Emily
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12
First pitch climbed White Riot followed by second pitch Devils Chimney.
Headjamm - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Geoffers
Kevster - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/11
Paul Eckton - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/08
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/07
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/06
White Riot pitch 1, Devils Chimney pitch 2
Geoffers - Lead - Aug/06 with Tim
Duncan Hardy - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/06 with Paul Smith
The boulder has moved from start of the climb so there is now 20ft of unprotected climbing to reach the platform below the cracks. This definitely increases the grade to HVS.
Neil Ireson - AltLd - 22/Sep/05 with John
BALD EAGLE - Lead - 18/Sep/05 with Jenny Smith
AJM - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Stuart Fox
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/05
mctinkno - 2nd - 03/Sep/04 with Andrew Wielochowski
Hidden - Sep/01
Marti999 - Lead - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/99
WB - AltLd O/S - Sep/99 with Guy
Picnic on top
Rock Fairy - 2nd - 1999 with Carl & Chris
Hidden - Lead - 1998
pgac - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/97 with si bourne
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 31/Aug/96 with Ian Makin
Steve Lenartowicz - 1995
colin milton - AltLd - 27/Sep/94 with eric milton
in the rain I think - otherwise why were we on a VS?
mattnuttall - AltLd O/S - Sep/92 with Alan Holden
Steve Woollard - AltLd - 1973 with John Barnett, Martin Crocker