This climb is in 17 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.
This route exceeded all expectations as a full-on adventure. The first pitch is sublime in its implausibility. The second could do with a bit of a clean and the third needs serious gardening. Almost 5 hours from leaving our bags at the top to getting back to them. I led P1 and 3. If the peg on P2 goes it will definitely be worth E4.
Nick Russell - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Alex Winter
"The real thing". Half climb, half vegetable. Outrageous first pitch through the beetling overhangs. Led the second. The only indication of where the crux traverse went was a rusty peg poking out of a wall of astroturf. Spent about half an hour trying to locate and clean enough holds to piece together a sequence across the slab, but in the end frustration got the better of me and I yanked on the peg. Regretted it immediately afterwards. Bits of the second belay were dropping off as Nick gardened his way up the final pitch. Trundled a big block while seconding, and gibbered to the top with the smell of cordite in my nostrils. Amazing route.
Alex Winter - AltLd dog - 12/Sep/14 with Nick
Dan-Cheetham - 2014
datoon - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/09 with K
Adventurous, green and memorable.
Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd O/S - Sep/04 with Sam Chinnery, Viv
sadams - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/00 with Nic Sellers
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/98
shark - AltLd - 20/Aug/97 with Dave Marsh
Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe
Tim M - AltLd O/S - 1993 with Pete V
whispering nic - Lead - 07/Sep/92 with Ali W
Hidden - Aug/92
Nick Biven - 2nd - 21/Aug/90 with Rich Whitwell
Hidden - 1990
keefe - 1990
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden - Lead - 1981
Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Motown, Hidden, Ian Jones