first pitch to get to temptation (stopped at second big tree with oblong slab seat belay)
Jonathan Storey - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/15 with KingJim
First section is very easy ropes optional then getting onto the second was very difficult but the climb was fun with tricky bits. Walked off the top but this was not easy with lots of brambles etc.
KingJim - 2nd RP - 22/Apr/15
With Pyramus a nice December mountainous route
leland stamper - AltLd O/S - 05/Dec/14 with Deepstar
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Dec/14
Hidden - Solo - 21/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/13
Tristypants - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/13
Hidden - Solo - 12/Mar/13
Started off in rain and walking shoes. Very slippy in places. Having my bag on made things far more difficult and in a couple places I had to take it off and throw it up in front of me before carrying on.
Stuart William - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/12
rock climbing. easy
Babybear - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with papabear, mamabear
Babybear lead and you could hear his nerves rattling around. Papabear walked up it easily and instead of throwing the rope down I just scrambled up it. Reminded me of scrambles in North Wales, :-)
Laura Parker - Solo - 29/May/12 with Alex Parker
did first pitch to get to 'temptation'. disappointing, even for a mod.
Alex Parker - 2nd - 29/May/12 with laura parker
wurzelinzummerset - AltLd - 18/May/12 with Mike
Mayaculpa - AltLd - 18/May/12 with wurzelinzummerset
Hidden - Solo - 30/Mar/12
tp45597 - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/11
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Oct/11
did the second as well.
Pleb - Solo - 15/Sep/11 with tom riley
WestcountryTom - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11 with Alex Hebden
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/11
only the first pitch though...
Pleb - Solo - 09/Jun/11 with tom riley
WestcountryTom - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Alex Hebden
Nix33 - 2011
Very slippery in the wet, but quite fun. Would do it again.
HardenClimber - 2nd - 14/Nov/10 with Jamie
guy xavier percival - Solo O/S - 09/May/10 with none
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09
luke13 - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/09 with Mike
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/09
Bit harder than a Mod??
Master Chief - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/09 with moe and nick
Rusty2406 - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/09 with Tom, Jeremy, Moe, Pete
Nice climb, good protection available. Lots of loose rocks on top out. Dirty ab-route down shoot gully very slippery and muddy(up till you get to the surprised walkers then right till you see a propper gully). Great first intoduction to the gorge for us. N.B Found the gate in shoot gully I say gate more of a detachable link in a wire fence on the left where people have abviously been squeezing through without undoing it :-)
Jonathan Storey - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Roger
Hidden - 2nd - Mar/09
beardy mike - 2009
Damp slippery cold winter day - but fun nevertheless!!
richardadventurecafe - Lead - 24/Nov/07 with Stevan James
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Nov/07
Hidden - Lead - 24/Nov/07
wheelo - AltLd - 04/Nov/07 with cas
cas smerdon - AltLd - 04/Nov/07 with john wheeler
DerwentDiluted - Solo - 07/Apr/07
How to have a Cheddar Epic.
Lots of Ivy, lots of loose rock. My first lead in big boots, thinking "It's just a Mod", I rashly donned big boots, a small rack and rucksack, attached Megan to a useful tree and merrily set off up the first pitch in the hail. Battling my way through a dank mixture of loose rock and wet ivy, I achieved the first ledge unscathed and mostly unshaken, and after looking at the "short step" decided that some company was in order. Assembling a belay from the wobbly flakes proved entertaining and time consuming, and the finished result was not something that I spent much time contemplating. Megan arrived, thankfully not paying much attention to the belay and I set off along the second pitch. Giving up on style,I crawled across the first part, and cleared the ivy from the "short step" in order to see the footholds. The conquering of the "short step" proved to involve an interesting maneuver resembling old westerns, where the good guy (the one in the white hat) mounts his horse by leaping at it from behind. After that, easy ground led to a intimidating looking crack, with a nasty little nut one placement at it's foot and seemingly no protection until the very top. The obligatory under-the-breath swearing and Mark Twightesque mental chants revealed in due course a wobbly chockstone, which when threaded provided the necessary mental boost to make it to the tree at the top, which was again threaded, and I weaved my way, shaky-legged from fear to a large, reassuring tree. After some confusion leaving her belay, Megan reached me, and the descent began.
Shoot Gully is not something to be taken lightly, full of loose rock, earth, ivy, fallen trees and other debris (anyone care to explain the plastic chair?), it demands a bit of respect. Three rappels later, the second over a rock fence, due to the “gate” being blocked by a small landslide's worth of rocks and trees (Cue Josh reading a sign saying “Warning. Feral Goats on the other side of this gate. Please close after use” out loud, at which point, both Josh and Megan exclaim, “What f*cking gate!”) and the last of them by head-torch (and headlight, thanks guys), had us safely in the bus turning circle, two and a half hours after setting off.
freelancer_85 - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/07 with Megan
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 04/Nov/06
Led 1st and 3rd pitches. Nasty top out
Hewey - AltLd O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Sally
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Feb/06
Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/05
cliffy - AltLd - 2000 with Steve Trask
Ian Archer - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/96 with CDW
chris d williams - Solo - 09/Jun/96 with Ian Archer
Hidden - Solo - Aug/78
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 1978
alpboy57 - 1975 with Peter Foster