Way too much faff to good climbing ratio. The highlight was the Luna Bong abseil - the day went downhill after that. Stood on a bolt on the 4th (6a+) pitch to get past the polished crack, then another on the crux 7a pitch, followed by one more to get past the hanging block of polished doom. Not a good indication of the quality of Verdon climbing!!
climbingpixie - AltLd dog - 31/Aug/15 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Aug/15
jcw - 2014
Same day 'enchainement' of Eperon Sublime + Luna Bong = Eperon Bong / Luna Sublime!!!
John Carney - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with Adam George
Beautiful situations all the way up the route. First pitch was quite green i.e. full of plants, but this soon cleared. Loved the traverse, a
Though I overgripped from the situation and had a mid-rest. Tried the difficult 7a pitch as second, understood what to do (thanks Alan) but ended up grabbing a QuickDraw. Really enjoyed.
Robin Brooke - 2nd - May/13 with alan carne
Great route for us - superb 5c juggy cracks up until the hand traverse! I led that but needed some aid - couldn't lock off on one arm and clip bolts with feet smearing on the polish! Chris "blew a fuse" at the top of the 7a pitch - aided the first bit ok but we found the final overhang too hard for 6a+ - and the big block you end up hanging off to get over it seems only to be attached to the crag by the broken tat wedged on either side of it - scary! Meant to do Luna Bong but bird banned until August due to nesting vultures.
Cheshire Dave - AltLd - 09/Jun/12 with Chris
Goucho - May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/12
uphillnow - 26/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/11
P 1 - 4 aided through the 7a move
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/11 with Chris James
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/06
K1 - 2006
Hidden - May/95
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/91 with KM
Hidden - 1990
Top few pitches only
Neil R - AltLd - 29/Apr/89 with Howard
Partner went bonkers from thirst and tried to climb solo. I aided 5b pitch to get us out.
eroica64 - AltLd - 07/Sep/88 with John Graeme
andy gittins - 1986
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/85
Robmwatt - Lead - 1985
Abseiled in down luna bong to find we had left the topo at the top! Found the route but got the pitch lengths very wrong with both of us climbing together for 50' for john to get to a belay.
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - Sep/84 with John Topping
2 aid points
Nigel Coe - AltLd dog - Apr/84 with Pete Oxley
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/82
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/82 with Irish George
Best route we did in the Gorge, perfect limestone with pockets where required, not at all frightening (unlike the rest of them!)
petemeads - AltLd O/S - 1982 with Chip Chilton
Falko - AltLd O/S - 1982 with Chris Plant
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Aug/81
keefe - Aug/81
Mark Kemball - AltLd - Sep/80
Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/80
dtalbot - AltLd - Jun/80 with Rory O'Conor
Hidden - AltLd dog - Apr/80
Hidden - AltLd - 1980
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1980
johno072 - AltLd - 1980