The Big Groove Direct*** E4 5c
30m. A much better 3rd pitch and the obvious line From the 2nd stance climb the clean continuation corner and upper groove .
Ed Ward Drummond and Ben Campbell Kelly 1969

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morganator - AltLd O/S - 15/May/15 with International Meet Guest

led pitches 2 and 4. The direct pitch is pretty sustained and much harder than anything than the normal route.
mike lawrence? - AltLd - 09/Jul/14 with FatRob

Led P1 and P3. Technically absorbing
Tom Livingstone - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Henry Francis

Led pitch 2 and 4
HAJ Francis - AltLd O/S - 2014

Toby Dunn - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Eric Hildrew

Much better than the original finish and much more in keeping with the rest of the route
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2013 with Alex Haslehurst

Brilliant climbing, pretty tough.
JRae - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Liam P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

Led P1 & P3. Intended to just do the big groove, but got psyched at the belay after seconding the greasy, necky 2nd pitch. Found the E4 pitch hard going, deffo 6a and really sustained. Got a really rapid pump, near the top of the hard bit as I ran out of gear, it's only now that I realise I was yarding on to and off that crumbly jug. Superb pitch.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Steve Ramsden

led p2
Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with Al

bigie bob - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11

P1, 3 + 4. using the crumbly jug was my most emotional moment of the week.
Ed Babs - AltLd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Harry

Led p2 and 3 together. Unbelievably sustained, and climbed in mistake for Big Groove. That said, probably the best single pitch I have done ever. For reference, 50 metre ropes just reach the belay when p2 and 3 are done together. A monster pitch.
middlevern - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/09 with Mike Blood

malcoid - 18/Jul/09 with Pete

Al Evans - 2008

Definatley E4-scary. Careful of the protruding block(which u have no choice but to use). RP's, unusually for the main cliff. The logical line and 3 stars.
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Hugh

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Jul/93

Led the direct finish.
jfletcher - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/91 with David Gilkes

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