Dain S 4a
[Me on top of Dain, 2 kb]Left corner of Orthanc. Climb up left of flake into the coner then up to a block belay.

Photo: Me on top of Dain © Onions

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lots of loose/ hollow rock. Felt precarious
Faz86 - 2nd - 05/Sep/14

edjenkins - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/14 with Farid Azman

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Aug/14

shaunleonard - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Andy

AndyRogers - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with shaunleonard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14

Cracking sunny morning, good dry crag and nice sense of exposure at the top. Ab'd off rather than fighting through another ants nest
Bluebird - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/14

Rob Morgan - Lead - 05/Jul/14

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 19/Jun/14 with Clare

Decent down the gully in the dark was interesting!
lucyh - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Neil Cox, Annabel Tall

Annabel Tall - 14/May/14 with Neil Cox

jayyaj - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Alex Herbert

Easy climbing covered in a thick layer of mud and foliage. The real struggle is fighting through the brambles! Climbed in the dark.
thom_jenkinson - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Laurence Falconer

Somewhat loose at the top, muddy in the middle and consistently vegetated.... not the most inspiring climb but not the worst.
George.Rowland - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Chris Charles

Lead to retrieve gear from Gandalf. Needed gardening and felt awkward.
laurence_falconer - Lead - 26/Mar/14 with Thom Jenkinson

Larey - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/14

Rebs - Lead O/S - 21/Jan/14 with Harry Bloxham

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 10/Jan/14 with Ben

Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/14 with Mike

Hidden - 2nd β - 06/Oct/13

A gardening and landscaping exercise. Ivy, brambles, loose rock. Take a knife.
JulianB - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Amanda Redvers

Stuart William - Solo rpt - 02/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

BusyLizzie - 2nd - 09/Mar/13 with Jonny

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Dec/12

tp45597 - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/12 with niels

Chazwoz - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Merlin March

LouiseP - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Anne, Jonathan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

davidclare - Solo O/S - 19/May/12

Malpractise - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/12

Josh_West - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

robbiek - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Josh West

zcsharp - 2nd - 03/Mar/12

stoneback - 2nd O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Dean

Not an inspiring route, but a decent enough warm up. Abbing down gully is a faff
Deano100 - Lead - 29/Jan/12 with Nick

laurence_falconer - 2012

wurzelinzummerset - Lead - 20/Nov/11 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11

robbraby - 2nd - 20/Nov/11 with Steveo

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.
CurlyStevo - Lead - Nov/11 with Rob

catemuir - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Elena von Benzon

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!
Katherine Ross - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Clara Horswell

jack36987 - 2nd β - 15/Oct/11 with Johnny Raines

Cloudy
catty_9 - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Camilla Mapstone

maresia - 2nd rpt - 29/Sep/11 with Tim Sanders

Stuart William - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/11

TommityP - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

KDW - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Andy

Loads of loose rock took the some of the fun out it.
Pleb - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

Gregthebadger - Lead - 22/May/11

nice warm up climb
matt_read - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11 with Richard Adventure

richardadventurecafe - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with Matt Read

Ruth ND - 2nd O/S - 05/May/11 with Mike Demenis

mikeydee135 - Lead O/S - 05/May/11 with Ruth Naughton-Doe

luke_judd - Lead - May/11 with Sarah Smith

Stanley - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Robster666

you can pull the rope through from around the block, but definitly requires two people with maximum effort.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Sticky Gecko

becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Josh West

Josh_West - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11

I know it's probably obvious to everyone else, but you can't ab off the pinnacle as the rope won't pull. Walk back and there is a fat tree on the right from which one can ab down the horrid loose gully all the way to the ground.
hms - 2nd β - 03/Apr/11 with Jenny

Jenny Seaborne - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

Neat little route, a tad lose in places so have to keep aware despite the easy climbing.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Jack Treble

joeurwin - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/11 with Jon Gibson, Neil Gay

Neil Gay - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/11 with Jon Gibson, joeurwin

A lot of very hollow-sounding rock and wobbly holds
catemuir - Lead - 29/Jan/11 with Alex Mortley

fletch73 - 2011

HarryB - Lead - 16/Oct/10

aipattison - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with UBMC

A very enjoyable climb - a little loose rock, but just took steady.
rorschach - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/10 with Alistair Hood

Dave led
mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Carol Umarova, Dave Wilkinson

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10

Shonkhor - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Jim

zombie_pat - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Paul, Nick

suffolknick - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Rob Patterson, Paul

bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 24/May/10 with Mark

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

upontop - Lead O/S - 14/May/10 with Chris

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Chris Poad & The Stibbster

another loose one - still not that enjoyable
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Alan

Bonkers Dog - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

rig - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with James Carpenter

Ly-Cilph - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Thomas S

timofy - Lead - 11/Apr/10

joeurwin - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with James Hunt

Loose near the top.
mutly - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Richard H

In Trainers
Matt Bennett - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/09

maresia - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/09 with Yvonne

ecromwell - Lead - Jun/09 with Alison Cromwell

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.
Feeling bold - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Simon Rankine

Whoops started on neighgoring HS - must read guide book
tiga271 - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with maria

Tamlyn - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with Dave Pearson

groovy_nut - 2nd - 28/Jun/08 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/08

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.
Humpty Dangler - Lead O/S - 06/May/08 with Jay

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08

babymoac - 2nd - 26/Apr/08 with Paul Bolton

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Andy Buckley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08

KarlH - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/07 with Vicky J

CarolineH - 2nd - 16/Sep/07

Shezzer - Lead β - 03/Aug/07 with Simon Brown

gfoster - 31/Jul/07 with Tim Holloway

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Neil Ferguson

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/07

Hewey - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Sally

Protheroe - Lead - 03/Feb/07 with Douglas Hamilton

a_d_tru - Lead - 21/Jan/07 with Carol

Digger - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with Cathy

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Jun/06

rotsoscooper - 2nd O/S - 28/May/06 with Karen

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/06

Jethro - Solo - May/06

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/06

Big rocks or cams all the way, no other nuts used. Easy climb followed by a novice in very slippy shoes!
maresia - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/06 with Claire Tranter

My first ever climb...whilst wearing trainers in the pouring rain!
Salsicha - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/05

Jen79 - 2nd - Jul/05 with Emma Simpson

sammoore - Lead O/S - May/03 with Russ Tong

jmr - Lead - 1997

Unseconded. A large block fell from the route while I was climbing. I continued and abseiled from a tree.
jim_randell - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/92

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