Left corner of Orthanc. Climb up left of flake into the coner then up to a block belay.

ClimberDateStyleNotes & Partners
Angrypenguin 03/Oct Solo O/S
Matt_Ivory 28/Jul Lead O/S
Matthew Martin Wsm 29/Apr Lead O/S

nice easy climb, felt a bit loose and hollow in places! :)

dan page
Hidden 24/Apr Lead rpt
edjenkins 15/Mar Lead
Henrik GVDP, Sarah Tipuric
Noemi 15/Mar Lead O/S

Fun but quite loose

Megan Brown
Hidden 15/Mar Lead
badgerjockey 07/Mar 2nd O/S

Loose bits. Careful with big belay block at the top it is now mostly detatched!!

Faz86 05/Sep/14 2nd

lots of loose/ hollow rock. Felt precarious

edjenkins 05/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 24/Aug/14 Lead rpt
shaunleonard 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
AndyRogers 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Bluebird 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Cracking sunny morning, good dry crag and nice sense of exposure at the top. Ab'd off rather than fighting through another ants nest

Hidden 31/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Rob Morgan 05/Jul/14 Lead
Bcrich01 ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 19/Jun/14 Lead rpt
lucyh 14/May/14 2nd

Decent down the gully in the dark was interesting!

Neil Cox, Annabel Tall
Annabel Tall 14/May/14 -
Neil Cox
jayyaj 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
thom_jenkinson 26/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Easy climbing covered in a thick layer of mud and foliage. The real struggle is fighting through the brambles! Climbed in the dark.

George.Rowland 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Somewhat loose at the top, muddy in the middle and consistently vegetated.... not the most inspiring climb but not the worst.

Chris Charles
laurence_falconer 26/Mar/14 Lead

Lead to retrieve gear from Gandalf. Needed gardening and felt awkward.

Thom Jenkinson
Larey 19/Feb/14 Lead O/S
Rebs 21/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Harry Bloxham
Mayaculpa 10/Jan/14 2nd
Cheese Monkey 10/Jan/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 2nd β
JulianB 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S

A gardening and landscaping exercise. Ivy, brambles, loose rock. Take a knife.

Amanda Redvers
Stuart William 02/Jul/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 02/May/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
BusyLizzie 09/Mar/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Dec/12 2nd
Hidden 16/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Chazwoz 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S
LouiseP 14/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Anne, Jonathan
Hidden 19/May/12 Lead O/S
davidclare 19/May/12 Solo O/S
Malpractise 28/Apr/12 -
Hidden 10/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 10/Apr/12 Lead
Josh_West 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
robbiek 24/Mar/12 Lead
Josh West
zcsharp 03/Mar/12 2nd
stoneback 29/Jan/12 2nd O/S
Deano100 29/Jan/12 Lead

Not an inspiring route, but a decent enough warm up. Abbing down gully is a faff

laurence_falconer ??/2012 -
wurzelinzummerset 20/Nov/11 Lead
Hidden 20/Nov/11 2nd O/S
robbraby 20/Nov/11 2nd
CurlyStevo ?/Nov/11 Lead

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.

catemuir 15/Oct/11 2nd
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!

Clara Horswell
jack36987 15/Oct/11 2nd β
Johnny Raines
catty_9 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S


Camilla Mapstone
maresia 29/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Tim Sanders
Stuart William 04/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Pleb 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Loads of loose rock took the some of the fun out it.

Gregthebadger 22/May/11 Lead
matt_read 14/May/11 2nd O/S

nice warm up climb

richardadventurecafe 14/May/11 Lead O/S
Matt Read
Ruth ND 05/May/11 2nd O/S
mikeydee135 05/May/11 Lead O/S
luke_judd ?/May/11 Lead
Sarah Smith
Stanley 07/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Stanners 07/Apr/11 Lead O/S

you can pull the rope through from around the block, but definitly requires two people with maximum effort.

becoming-stranger 06/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Josh West
Josh_West 06/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/11 2nd β
jas128 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Quarryboy 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Neat little route, a tad lose in places so have to keep aware despite the easy climbing.

Jack Treble
joeurwin 09/Mar/11 Lead rpt
Jon Gibson, Neil Gay
Neil Gay 09/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Jon Gibson, joeurwin
catemuir 29/Jan/11 Lead

A lot of very hollow-sounding rock and wobbly holds

Alex Mortley
fletch73 ??/2011 -
HarryB 16/Oct/10 Lead
aipattison 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
rorschach 14/Oct/10 Lead O/S

A very enjoyable climb - a little loose rock, but just took steady.

Alistair Hood
mick1jones 09/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Dave led

Carol Umarova, Dave Wilkinson
tobydunford 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
Shonkhor 26/Sep/10 Lead O/S
zombie_pat 30/May/10 Lead O/S
Paul, Nick
suffolknick 30/May/10 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 24/May/10 2nd O/S
nath_casper 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/10 2nd O/S
upontop 14/May/10 Lead O/S
paulerussell 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S
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
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
rig 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Ly-Cilph 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Thomas S
timofy 11/Apr/10 Lead
joeurwin 13/Mar/10 2nd O/S
James Hunt
mutly 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Loose near the top.

Richard H
Matt Bennett 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S

In Trainers

maresia 15/Jun/09 Lead rpt
ecromwell ?/Jun/09 Lead
Alison Cromwell
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.

tiga271 05/Apr/09 Lead

Whoops started on neighgoring HS - must read guide book

Tamlyn 25/Aug/08 2nd
Dave Pearson
groovy_nut 28/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd
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.

Hidden 26/Apr/08 2nd O/S
babymoac 26/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
KarlH 23/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Vicky J
CarolineH 16/Sep/07 2nd
Shezzer 03/Aug/07 Lead β
Simon Brown
gfoster 31/Jul/07 -
Tim Holloway
jh5638 28/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Neil Ferguson
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/07 2nd
Hewey 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S
Protheroe 03/Feb/07 Lead
Douglas Hamilton
a_d_tru 21/Jan/07 Lead
Digger 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/06 2nd rpt
ericinbristol ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
rotsoscooper 28/May/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/May/06 2nd
Jethro ?/May/06 Solo
Hidden 28/Apr/06 Lead
Hidden 13/Apr/06 Lead rpt
Hidden 06/Apr/06 Lead O/S
maresia 01/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Big rocks or cams all the way, no other nuts used. Easy climb followed by a novice in very slippy shoes!

Salsicha 01/Apr/06 2nd O/S

My first ever climb...whilst wearing trainers in the pouring rain!

Hidden 09/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Jen79 ?/Jul/05 2nd
Emma Simpson
sammoore ?/May/03 Lead O/S
Russ Tong
jmr ??/1997 Lead
jim_randell 24/Jul/92 Lead O/S

Unseconded. A large block fell from the route while I was climbing. I continued and abseiled from a tree.

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