|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Matthew Martin Wsm||29/Apr||Lead O/S||
nice easy climb, felt a bit loose and hollow in places! :)
Henrik GVDP, Sarah Tipuric
Fun but quite loose
Loose bits. Careful with big belay block at the top it is now mostly detatched!!
lots of loose/ hollow rock. Felt precarious
Cracking sunny morning, good dry crag and nice sense of exposure at the top. Ab'd off rather than fighting through another ants nest
Decent down the gully in the dark was interesting!
Neil Cox, Annabel Tall
Easy climbing covered in a thick layer of mud and foliage. The real struggle is fighting through the brambles! Climbed in the dark.
Somewhat loose at the top, muddy in the middle and consistently vegetated.... not the most inspiring climb but not the worst.
Lead to retrieve gear from Gandalf. Needed gardening and felt awkward.
|Cheese Monkey||10/Jan/14||Lead O/S|
A gardening and landscaping exercise. Ivy, brambles, loose rock. Take a knife.
|Stuart William||02/Jul/13||Solo rpt|
Not an inspiring route, but a decent enough warm up. Abbing down gully is a faff
Reasonable start although a bit low on good gear passing one or two loose blocks that can be avoided. Once the crack / corner is reached the route becomes really quite good with very good and easily placed protection.
Elena von Benzon
|Katherine Ross||15/Oct/11||Lead O/S||
A bit psyched out after backing off Saruman so this felt harder than it probably was. A bit loose and vegetated. Abbed back down Dain from the pinnacle at the top as the path looked a bit hairy!
|Stuart William||04/Sep/11||Solo O/S|
Loads of loose rock took the some of the fun out it.
nice warm up climb
|Ruth ND||05/May/11||2nd O/S|
you can pull the rope through from around the block, but definitly requires two people with maximum effort.
Neat little route, a tad lose in places so have to keep aware despite the easy climbing.
Jon Gibson, Neil Gay
|Neil Gay||09/Mar/11||2nd O/S||
Jon Gibson, joeurwin
A lot of very hollow-sounding rock and wobbly holds
A very enjoyable climb - a little loose rock, but just took steady.
Carol Umarova, Dave Wilkinson
Rob Patterson, Paul
Chris Poad & The Stibbster
|andy dunn||17/Apr/10||Lead O/S||
another loose one - still not that enjoyable
|Bonkers Dog||17/Apr/10||Lead O/S|
Loose near the top.
|Matt Bennett||23/Aug/09||2nd O/S||
|Feeling bold||05/Apr/09||2nd O/S||
Si likes to add interest and started as for Saruman from the flake up and then moved left around to left corner face. Good interesting climb all the way.
Whoops started on neighgoring HS - must read guide book
|Humpty Dangler||06/May/08||Lead O/S||
First climb of the evening, as a warm up. Orthanc is a wonderful triangular outcrop, tapering to an atmospheric belay stance on top of the point. This route follows the left extreme edge, and suffers from loose rock almost everywhere. The rest of the outcrop suffers also to some extent but not as much as Dain. There are plenty of holds and the moves are not hard, but most of the time you are just looking for something stable enough to trust.
Big rocks or cams all the way, no other nuts used. Easy climb followed by a novice in very slippy shoes!
My first ever climb...whilst wearing trainers in the pouring rain!
Unseconded. A large block fell from the route while I was climbing. I continued and abseiled from a tree.