Church Window VD
[Church Window- first pitch., 2 kb]Gain the mantle shelf and step across with care (protect with large hex before making the move)to holds on left of crack and minimise swing. Pull up with effort and climb crack to pinnacle at top of window. With bomber gear climb overhang to large shelf. Second pitch has a few variations: climb slab on right using crack for aid - HS; climb obvious large crack - vdiff or climb centre of slab with no protection whatsoever - HVS

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V Diff? I don't think so!
John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/15 with John Ward

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/14

partz - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Jack Brown, Leah Hewitt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/May/14

clams - 2nd - Apr/14 with Catherine

CatMc - Lead - Apr/14 with clams

Practiced top rope set up. Nice route.
stewc - TR O/S - 08/Oct/13 with pauline lees

Danslingsby - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/13 with SGT Precola

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13

matthoey - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Pete Evans

CLyus - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Meinertzhagen

partz - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Alex Wade

Meinertzhagen - 2nd - 09/Jun/13 with Christopher Lyus

Alex Wade - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Matt Everett

Would have to agree with the previous post. Maybe everyone else is climbing another route?? Real bad advice for a VD leader or second for that matter.
mikehenesy - 04/May/13 with Hatty

V Diff my arse
jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/13 with Mike Weare

did route twice first led it but used the HS crack start from variation 1a,then seconded Dave who did the whole 1a variation route
whiteexplorer - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/13 with Pete, Dave Piper

P2 only after leading Angel's Highway.
kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2013

Alexk567 - 2013

climberkayaker - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Chappy - 2nd β - 09/Sep/12

first 4 meters unprotected awkward move, more severe because of this!
Elmo9090 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12 with Martin Cathrow

partz - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Clare Harris

Clare Harris - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/12 with Matthew Everatt

CaffCaff - 2nd β - 09/Jun/12 with joem

HS direct start
HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Steve (Son of Biffa)

arandall - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/12

dprctr - 2nd β - 08/Apr/12 with Martin Wilson, Dan Clemson

LovelyMrTom - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Lydia Ansorge

DanC1985 - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Dave P, Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12

Will Gordon - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Rich Goodbody, Gaz Veacock

John Foster - AltLd - 31/Mar/12 with Geoff

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/12

Dave192939 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Joe Haederle

embarassing.not exactly alternative leads but had to climb back down from the starting ledge to get grant to show me how to get across.seemed ridiculously hard for VDiff,(tho actually easy once u know how).then he lowered off and i resumed.finished up small crack to left of big one
minexplorer - AltLd - 10/Mar/12 with grant newcombe

Took the VS route. Made it to the flake but DNF
aljezurusrf08 - TR dnf - 15/Jan/12 with Willow

Hidden - 2012

dc88104 - 2012

harsh for a v. diff - ended up freakin out a little rather than warming up gently
jag - Lead - 2012 with steveo

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

2602steve - 2012

Lead the second pitch, slipped once a few foot above my last piece of placed protection which was a slcd.
tom parsons - AltLd dog - 21/Oct/11 with Martanin Kathrow

Very windy. Big sea running, main platform wet and spray was reaching the bottom of the climb. Climbed via direct (crack) start (Severe) with Oscar (7 yrs old) in his trainers.
jfletcher - Lead - 11/Sep/11 with Oscar Fletcher

Hidden - Solo rpt - 29/Jul/11

Damn tough and bold for a VD!
manbat - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Zach Lawlor

Forget the mantle on to the shelf, started the crack from the bottom
Leonie - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

led p1, second p2. challenging.
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Emily Cropton

Emily Cropton - AltLd - 08/Jun/11 with Jon Ridley

Led both pitches as one, doing the HS variation which was excellent
Radical-G - Lead O/S - 30/May/11

manbat - 2nd O/S - 11/May/11 with Zach Lawlor

Becky C - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with Notsi

Jonesy_A - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/11

finished climb up HS crack.
Library Claire - 2nd dog - 22/Apr/11

jeffb - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Jess

Calder - 2nd - 20/Apr/11 with jeffb

carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

David Qualtrough - Apr/11

First time on lead felt alot easier than before step across still interesting, Did the traditional mantle onto the shelf not the direct that seems to be the accent of choice these days. Up the small cracks on pitch two felt very hard for grade! but im told thats just me!
benlawlor85 - Lead rpt - 24/Feb/11 with Jack

Lead thin top cracks. Gareth did the direct start. Taken together this route is a Severe variation
James Moyle - AltLd O/S - 24/Feb/11 with Gareth Bowen

Followed the obvious crackline.
Gareth Bowen - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/11 with James Moyle

pitch 2
M govier - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with matt harbour

m_harbour - Lead O/S - Nov/10 with Mark Postles

CMCM - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/10

GF - Lead - Aug/10

jakenichol - Lead - 05/Jul/10

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - Jul/10

Martin Lilley - 2nd β - 16/Jun/10 with Amy Griffiths

AmyR - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Martin Lilley

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

TomWebber - Lead - 12/Jun/10 with Eira

gained the upper half via the crack, not the step from the boulder. thought I was doing church window direct..
tdudley - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Dave Sperring

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/May/10

Shorty83 - May/10 with Giles

Gigga - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Nice challenging route to end our first time outside and first time leading. Took a while to realise I needed to get on the mantle shelf. Nice move onto the nose before getting onto the big shelf. Did the little small crack on the slab up above to finish off which was very satisfying.
royal - Lead O/S - Mar/10

Bobby Gilbert - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/09

Ignored the mantel and started from bottom of crack. Plenty of interest here followed by even better 2nd pitch. followed the 2 small cracks on left. Thought it was more than a VD, that said royal marines climbed it in big boots. Excellent lead SB.
Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/09 with Slarti B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09

Not a particularly great climb...did the variation (S?) at the base of the initial crack. Didn't mantle from the near-by boulder.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead - 24/Aug/09 with Verity Payne

Kate Edhouse - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Haven banks

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Aug/09

Rowansb - Solo O/S - Aug/09

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Mark Walter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

tdudley - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Dave Sperring

Lead the second pitch using just the two cracks (not the obvious big one which is on the picture here)
zard - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Huw Treasure

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09

HS finish
Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/09 with tim cunningham, Shaggy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09

Led the first pitch. The first two moves felt very bold for a VDiff!
HuwT - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Petr Klus

Did the HS start, fished misha's hex out f a crack. Jack finished up the HS cracks on the second pitch
phildavies84 - 24/May/09 with Jack

The first part traversing the ledge was quite scary but I'm so glad that I finished.
Mahou - 2nd RP - 24/May/09 with Misha Warshaw, Mark Fendley

jack adams - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with phil davies

Paragonthewise - Lead - 21/May/09

Paragonthewise - Lead - 21/May/09

3kidsandanorton - 2nd - 04/May/09 with Pete Templar

Awsome step left after the mantle shelf, a real bold move and very much typical of a cornish vdiff
GrahamHP - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Marion Rourke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 03/May/09

Sam Longridge - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Simon Canning

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with jonny

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/09

neilstubbs - 2nd - Apr/09 with Stefan Parkin

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Rose Williams

Rose Williams - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Gareth

Hidden - Mar/09

paulh1967 - 2009

Spence22 - 2009 with Jo

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

HS 4c direct variation
Dilwat - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/08 with SurferStan

Church Window Direct - HS 4c
SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/08 with Dilwat

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Nice route, tricky traverse from ledge. 2nd pitch up the HVS crack hairy but well worth the effort- unless ur leading! ahemm
benlawlor85 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/08 with Zach Lawlor

Very wet!! Did direct start!
Master Chief - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Jeremy

Steve Winslow - Jan/08

sharmawho? - Lead O/S - 2008 with oli, chris

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

kitkat78 - 2nd - 01/Nov/07 with SteveM

SteveM - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/07 with Kat

joem - Lead - 24/Oct/07

Hidden - Oct/07

Very scary step over to crack from ledge. Found it quite strenuous until crux passed
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Nick Rowe

Did 4c start, easier than the 4a bit.
Zoomer - 2nd - 26/Aug/07 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - Lead - 26/Aug/07 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/07

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Phil and Moe

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Browny - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07

Bisteris - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Jules Hargreaves

BallsofBritishSteel - 2nd - 09/Apr/07

This is not for the faint hearted, it was hard, a little overhanging, scary, terifing, and all of teh above. girly screams came from me, i did it with no style, but glad i did it, dont think it should be a vdiff tho, more a severe, or just plain scary
cakebrake - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Jon Seddon

Pete Horn - Lead O/S - Mar/07 with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

richardr - May/06

MartinN - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06

Steve_Fozz - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/06 with Fay Isherwood

Hidden - 2006

jonny357 - Lead O/S - 2006

timharrison - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/05

MontyH - Lead O/S - May/05 with Mandy hobbs

Peter Swift - TR O/S - 2005 with tim

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

deano - Lead - 16/Jun/04

feilx - Lead - 2004

leonjones - 2nd - 2004 with Ian Clifford

cliffy - 2004 with Leon Jones

Hidden - 2004

Lev - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/03 with Bex Whitney, Rob Hughes

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jan/03

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jan/03

Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/02 with Barry Wright

DerwentDiluted - Lead - Aug/02 with Laurie Smith

Neil Henson - 2nd - 04/May/02 with Mark Collins

pezzerrr - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/02

Fantastically entertaining route for VDiff. First LMC trip.
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/01 with Mike Southam

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/00 with Caroline..., Naomi Walker

Raggar - Lead - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/99

guisboro andy - Lead - Aug/98

Toerag - Apr/98

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - Mar/98

kitkat78 - 1998

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/97

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

I fell whilst attempting the HVS variation on the second pitch and Ruth was pulled from her stance.
jim_randell - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/96 with RL

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/94

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 08/May/94 with SL2

Hidden - 1994

Nigel Coe - Solo - 1990

Hidden - Jul/88

Hidden - 2nd dog - 1987

Neil R - Solo - 18/Aug/86

RichardMc - Solo - 08/Sep/84

Richard Weller - Lead - May/82 with Fiona

Nigel Coe - 27/May/78 with Robin Wilson

Nigel Bond - Lead - 12/Apr/77 with Tony Cuddy

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

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