Gardener's Pleasure* HS 4b

Rockfax Description
The widening right-hand crack is better. Large gear is needed for the middle section and the finish is a bit of a grovel - luuverly!
If the tree ever goes it will be really tough. © ROCKFAX

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Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/15

Nice start, committing crux, graunchy end.
Duncan Beard - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Pip McCarthy

1176gws - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Rob hayes

MBano - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with philgriffiths

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/15

Good fun up to the tree, disgusting grovel afterwards. Half empty of half full?!
MusicalMountaineer - Lead β - 21/Jun/15

leopolian - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/15 with Louise Baddeley

louiseclimbsthings - 2nd - 06/Jun/15 with Leo

louiseclimbsthings - 2nd - 03/Jun/15 with Tom B

uphillnow - Lead - 30/May/15

simul second avec tom, alpine syle
Sam McCarthy - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Tom Bennell, James Lowe

James Lowe - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Tom Bennell, Sam M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/15

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Emma

farmerwad - Lead - 10/May/15 with sandra, Janet

philmitch - Lead O/S - 04/May/15

Didn't like the off width crack so opted for a top rope. Real struggle at the top. Which masochist gave this a star?
Tony Ryland - TR - 27/Apr/15

Ian Hylands - 2nd β - 23/Apr/15 with Sumir Bhat

GregBristol - Lead - 23/Apr/15 with Becs PCC

Karlos - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Adam B

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/15

colin milton - Lead - 25/Mar/15 with shaun l

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Gary

garywong - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/15 with Robert Dufton

Harri777 - 2nd - 07/Mar/15 with Yvonne

pawel suhy - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Nate PCC

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jan/15

Paul Hy - 2nd rpt - 13/Dec/14 with Lee W

lee1234 - Lead O/S - 13/Dec/14 with Neilmackie, Paul Hy

benlatham07 - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/14

mrchewy - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14

ashtond6 - 2nd - 06/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Nov/14

AlexFletcher - Lead - 25/Oct/14 with Sam Hinson

Alex_Derbyshire - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14

Bit of a squeeze at the top...
Alex Thompson - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/14

I found dirt in places I didn't even know I has after this. If it was clean would be a nice character building climb, getting wedged in a crack, full body jams and helmet getting stuck fun... the dirt made it far less fun
vix - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Lorna

GregBristol - Lead - 03/Aug/14 with Charlotte Ellis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

beth.westonhoward - 2nd - 01/Jul/14 with Dan Williams

Felt harder than severe. HS in Eastern Grit. Slightly wobbly starting flake and brambles make for an interesting start, getting stuck in the finishing chimney makes for an interesting finish...
danwilliams99 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Beth

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/14

MysteriousCeorl - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

My arse is this severe. HS in the guidebook and hard at that, had to bail cause I was being a pansy and didn't want to commit to the layback without gear above me, but couldn't do it any other way.
charlielow - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/14 with Jack Knight

James12389 - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/14 with Doug Johnson

Doug.Johnson - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/14 with James McDonald

In the rain. Slippery.
ewan.davies - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

WillDoyle - Solo - 14/Apr/14

Clean after failing to lead
Jamiet297 - 2nd β - 13/Apr/14 with Pete Callaghan

Needed some tips from Tim to figure out the jamming crack below the tree. Really appreciated the giant tricam I borrowed from John
petecallaghan - Lead β - 12/Apr/14 with Jamie Trump

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14

JenEvans - 2nd - 22/Mar/14 with chris vanderhoven

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Had to remove my helmet and very nearly some of my clothing to get out of this one!
mattgrange - 2nd - 15/Mar/14

Harder than severe, it has at least one 4b move in it.
skittles - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14

rooftops - Lead - Mar/14

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Rich A

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/14

cragtyke - Lead - 29/Dec/13 with glenn

GlennWatson - 2nd - 29/Dec/13 with John Burns

Oo - 2nd - 14/Dec/13

Bit of a delay while my No 5 Camalot was passed up - makes a big difference having one of these! Good route.
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Dec/13

Kirill - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/13 with Alexey Kravets

65m moderate millington - Lead dnf - 26/Oct/13 with emma

Harder than I remembered.
JHiley - Lead rpt - 17/Oct/13 with Sarah

sdixon - 2nd - 17/Oct/13 with Joe Hiley

GermanAlex - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Jamie

jonathandavey - 2nd - 05/Sep/13 with Greg Lusted

LesserTrochanter - Lead - 05/Sep/13 with Jonathan Davey

charley - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Alex, Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Charley Fell

chumleywarner - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Charley Fell

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with catherine pickup

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

andork123 - 2nd O/S - Jun/13

very nearly death by falling log
TimG - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Kilian Collender

kcollender - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Tim George

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 22/May/13

keith leonard - 2nd - 14/May/13

ColinD - 2nd - 14/May/13 with Chris, Keith

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 08/May/13 with Stefie Cray

stefie c - 2nd - 08/May/13 with Matt Harmon

Sebastien Gastaud - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Anyes Varenne

anyes varenne - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Sebastien Gastaud

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/13 with HPC

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Shaun Egglestone, Nicholas Lokuciewski

Nice lead Rick...
dangmtb - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with richnorgate

AlexFletcher - 2nd - 05/Apr/13 with Sam Hinson

sam26051 - Lead - 05/Apr/13 with AlexFletcher

DavidPC - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Tom Davies

althesin - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Reds, schristophersmith

Reds - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Althesin, schristophersmith

schristophersmith - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/13 with silas feaver, Ian Redfern

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/13

Wyrdwired - Lead O/S - 2013

Enjoyed this
Cake - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12 with The Power

gives it hs 4b in eastern grit?
the power - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/12 with owen

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Nov/12

AlexFletcher - Lead - 10/Nov/12 with Nadine Fecht

really enjoyed this.
JHiley - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12

The finish is less than ideal, but it was good fun (on reflection)
teh_mark - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Adam Looker

riddle - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Tara

stingray_tara - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Roger Hamilton-Smith

Crux just below tree. Clipped a couple of slings together and chucked it over the tree for a sneaky bit of pro. Thrutchy chimney at the top is enjoyed mainly after the fact, with a helmet making it harder...
alooker - Lead - Oct/12

mikestr555 - 2nd - 29/Sep/12

nick ferro - 16/Sep/12 with Oli Birkill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/12

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 01/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12

jon59 - Lead - 25/May/12

SMThompson1 - Lead - 15/Apr/12 with Ryan Sandford-Blackburn

ryansb90 - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Sophie Thompson

martin one - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/12 with Chris day

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 02/Apr/12 with John

minaturechris - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12

Bex_M - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Stacey Jg

Marq - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Steve Mount

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

armouredego - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Peter Elliott, Tom Parsons

kestrelspl - TR - 18/Feb/12

Seconded this about 5 years ago. It's a unique route.
Jimbo C - Lead rpt - 07/Jan/12 with Chris, Pete

HS 4b in Eastern Grit. It was wet, I'm not very practiced at jamming and couldn't see how to do the moves from the first ledge to the tree, or how I was going to protect it.
Katherine Ross - Lead dnf - 05/Nov/11 with UBES

malc - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with John H, Paul Scott

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/11

With John McMahon.
tsjx - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11

Harri777 - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Alexis, Stephen T, Simon H

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Richard Vaughan

led up on ali's initial gear. higher part is quite tricky for severe, a size 5 friend would be very handy (sadly mine was in the car)
pebbles - Lead - 07/Aug/11 with rachel, ali

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 07/Aug/11 with Peri Stracchino, Ali Wood

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11

Katie S - Lead - 09/Jul/11

Binder - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with Simon P

si_pro_83 - Lead - 02/May/11 with GBM

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11

Rintygold - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Gerald Donnelly

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Henry Northern

not a nice climb -thuggy with a poor finish
philb - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/11 with simon

smeaton - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with phil

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Feb/11

6Ft, 15 stone, too much gear on, fat bustard, but i made it thru the top chimney without too much trouble..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with liv_the_div, daveyw

mwatson - 2011

Matthew Robinson - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/10

Given HS 4b in Eastern Grit
pmurdy - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10

in reverse
Stig - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/10 with james oswald

with mark stsrt of the day
philb - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Very entertaining. I'm surprised its not starred
fizzychewitt - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with Phil

howlingbaboon - TR rpt - 30/Sep/10

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Becky E

Becky E - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Graeme Hammond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Disgustingly green from what I remember
Gallant - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/10

CWMulcahy - Lead - 31/Aug/10

pabbage - 11/Aug/10

Climbed with Chris Guess, Chris Marlow, Tom Marlow
oliccm - 2nd β - 09/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/10

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Nathan Harding, Stephen Harding

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Jamie

pr1984 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Chris Chambers

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

SteWatkins - Jul/10

TerryB - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/10

TimKnight - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with Paul Anker

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 18/Jun/10 with TimKnight

Prickly at the bottom and a hideous thrutch at the top
Howard J - 2nd rpt - 18/May/10 with Andy Crawley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

Goody - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with James ...IMC

Michael Ryan - Lead - 17/May/10 with Sarah Stirling

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10

gravity - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Ruth Lightfoot

Followed with a waterfall coming down it to get Katy's gear!!! Face right at the top or run the risk of getting stuck like Katy :)
helios - 2nd - 25/Apr/10 with Katy Coutts

mattparratt - 2nd - 25/Apr/10

Faced wrong way at top. Leading to some epic top out. Ugh!
katyc - Lead - 25/Apr/10

swoosh - Solo - 22/Apr/10

pabbage - 12/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/10

thekendo - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with adam husein

Off width at top - easy to get stuck in it!!
tigertim - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with James Noble

kel1989 - 2nd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Interview

James_D - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/10 with Piers

tomthecoolperson - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/10 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/10

jolyon.cohen - 2nd - 23/Jan/10 with Dave Wright

davidwright - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/10

itsgarb - Lead - 2010

smokeyj - 2010

The top crack is as fun on second as i remember on lead!
frankcp87 - 2nd - 13/Dec/09 with Ian Holbrook

Hidden - Lead - 05/Dec/09

nic42 - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09 with sarah

rylett - 2nd - 05/Dec/09 with Moritz Lessman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

g_quaglia - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

Again was a little cold for this but still enjoyed! Bigger move than I remembered half way up towards the tree but good old fists did the job! Attempted to make some body jams at the top, great fun.
Reaver2k - 2nd rpt - 06/Aug/09 with Lisa Trollope

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/09

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 23/Jun/09 with Steve Sadler

Harder than Jonathan's Chimney! Jen Followed
Kenny Larsen - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Chris

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 22/May/09

That top gets tight!
Kelly D - 2nd O/S - 07/May/09 with Richard King

The top is more of an undignified scramble than a climb. Poor belay at the top too. Large gear would help!
graphiclunarkid - Lead O/S - 07/May/09 with Kelly D

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/08

Mountain Llama - Lead - 26/Oct/08 with Andy P

used shunt
frume - TR O/S - 22/Oct/08 with Myself

alaan - Solo - 29/Jul/08

Brown - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/08 with Bridget

Rubbish. Tree gets in the way. And the top out is dogged and jammed in.
IAmAStone - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Carl Jackson

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with David Bogle

BenJacobs - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Steve and Fliss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/08

pog100 - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/08 with Reaver2k

tempeh - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/08 with dvh

Haha brilliant fun! One of my favourite climbs ever and one of my most memorable! We approached the crag in a full on snow storm in the vague hope of a route and maybe meeting Lizzie to say hello! Racked up for Spiral Route, at which point the snow started pouring down again. Thought I shouldn't push my luck on a tricky VS, with no way of retrieving gear if worst comes to worse so decided to go for this one. Watched a pair huff and pant on the top offwidth and thought it can't be that bad, it can! By the time I had my shoes on, every hold on the climb was absolutely soaked and freezing! The lower crack had a bit of a stream running down it so I just sort of used it briefly to get started, up onto a slippery ledge using a sequence of extremely slippery holds. The next crack was dry enough and fitted some good jams, however at the top of it, before the tree, it gets harder! Foot jammed with right foot, fist jammed with right hand right near the top of the crack, flagged with left foot, reached up, and the slopey ledge was absolutely soaked! Had to reach a little bit further up and grab a kind of spike thing. Left foot on the wall and a quick push reaches the very useful tree! Leaned back like a sloth and looked over the valley, absolutely beautiful! I will never forget that view, peering through trees at totally snow covered trees all over the valley, snow lacing it down around me, dad looking up and smiling, absolute bliss. One of my best climbing moments of all time! Swung round, slung the tree and started my way into the offwidth! Now I'm what you might call inexperienced with offwidths at the moment, having done only 1 or 2, and this was by far the most exhausting full body climbing I have ever done! Facing left I reached into the back and placed a piece of gear quite low down, then proceded to wiggle my way up. However with a full rack of gear, I'm not exactly skinny, and the bloody thing tapers the higher up you go! I did my first ever chest jam (breath in and I could fully support my body with my chest alone). Didn't think I would be sweating on a day like this but I managed it alright! More exhausting wriggling and pulling left me with my head poking out the top, looking at the sloping topout on both sides! GAH! Managed to whale myself onto the top of one of them and try and calm my panting down! Poor belay at the top, only thing I could really find was a sling round a block a few metres back and right. Do this climb! Great fun especially one a day like today!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/08 with Mike Saul (Dad)

Done in a full on snowstorm ;)
dangerousoldfool - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Graham C

duzinga - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Stu Bolton

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with jacob davies

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/08

Went off-route AGAIN mid way. Fun squeeze at the top, had to loose my helmet to fit!
Bex Atkinson - 2nd - 17/Feb/08 with Masa

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Tom (Bex A's friend), Bex A

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Sarah Baker

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Allan Watson

toasted - 2nd - 27/Jan/08 with Simon Whitehead

Climbed in big boots
Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with Andy

Hidden - Lead - 30/Nov/07

Awkward wide crack before tree, then got stuck in the top crack. Less pies!
KeithW - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Ian Bentley

Hidden - Lead - 26/Oct/07

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Mira Slavova

SteveM - 2nd rpt - 13/Oct/07 with Paul & Bruce

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/07

Unpleasant exit even for my skinny arse!
frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/07 with marccb6

marccb6 - 2nd - 06/Jun/07 with Frank

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - 07/Apr/07

stevo smith - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/07 with Arthur smith (Dad)

Nicos - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/07 with dan woolnough

HannyHancock - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jan/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

gethin_allen - Lead - 2007

Jimbo C - 2nd - 2007

snowcat - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/06 with Colin Beechey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

Bry - 2nd - 27/Aug/06 with Tom Brittain

MaccMark - Lead - 27/Aug/06 with Mat Ouillion

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Jaime

jimsrankin - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Gro

freemanTom - Lead - Apr/06

Winter ascent claimed due to the route being buried by hailstones.
size9hex - 2nd O/S - Apr/06 with Tom Evans

cem - 2nd rpt - 09/Jan/05 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Mar/04

cem - 2nd - 22/Feb/04 with Graham Dolman

adam carless - Lead O/S - 2004 with Pali, Stefan

SteveM - Lead - 22/Feb/03 with Tobs

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2003

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 05/Aug/01

Howard J - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/01 with Liz Sell

shoulders - Lead - 27/Mar/99

craig h - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/94 with Matt Ford

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/94 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/92

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/90

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 31/May/87

Billg - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/85 with Dave Gregory

Tom V - 1983

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/79

Nigel Bond - Lead - 03/Jul/75 with John

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/73

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