P2Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/14 with Paul Rigby
James led the delicate P1, on which the hand holds are surprisingly good.I led P2 which although easier, is still great fun.
adamre12 - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with JamesWilliams
Lead the icicle pitch which was awesome, a bit thin and run out to start but when it opens into more of a crack the gear is good and there is plenty of it. Lovely and sunny day. Pitch 2 much easier E1 5a/5b
JamesWilliams - AltLd - 03/Sep/14 with Adam Revill
Great climb! I led the Quartz pitch and it's a beauty. Sustained but never too hard. generally good gear and one slightly thin section that has a great sequence. Top pitch is also good fun and you still need something left for the finish. 3 stars all the way. Very happy to lead this one, as we'd abbed in to warm up on Wen, but a team above were going slowly and faffing with their ropes. I looked at the line of Quartz and just thought 'I want to lead this'. So glad we did it.
andyjirvin - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/14 with helen gibson
in the drizzle/rain ! backed off first pitch. 1st pitch felt like e2 5b sustained, 2nd pitch easier e1 5b.
Helen Gibson - 2nd - 19/Jul/14 with dan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/14
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 06/Jul/14 with Rhys
P2. Went a bit off route. First pitch was ok, didn't live up to the hype.
Ewano - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Pete Danson
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jun/14
robw007 - AltLd - 15/Jun/14
P3. Brilliant climbing throughout. Couple of thin moves through crux on P2 and P3 doesn't look likely from the belay but the holds keep on coming.
BTphonehome - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Tony
Brilliant route, I led icicle pitch but thought top pitch was even better.
tmawer - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Bram
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14
Great line definately worth 3 stars, a touch bold in places but mainly decent gear and the climbing is not very hard.
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Chris Gooder
I led the icicle pitch and Dougie led the final pitch (skipped P1 due to tides). Superb climbing on both pitches! None of the moves were desperate and the gear was good (especially on the icicle); thought it was low end E2.
shed_hed - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low
Beautiful route. missed the first pitch. lead 2nd pitch. low in the grade.
dswansonlow - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster
james1978 - Lead O/S - Apr/14 with pam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/14
First pitch, very niice. Daniel didin't fancy the suggested route of the second pitch and decided to conquer his grande blanc bulge which made some nice climbing
BenRyle - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Dan
Led final pitch, went a bit off route up a big overhang. Woops
Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Ben Ryle
Frank the Husky - 2014
Seymore Butt - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
Lead P2. Great route. Had trouble route finding on the second pitch. The description didn't match the topo line.
JezH - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Dunc Darnell
duncandarnell - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13
Led the main quartz pitch. Awesomesauce. James led the original finish, which was really rather good.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with James Oswald
Lead the final pitch, pulling round the roof is great.
Much more pleasant ascent than last Summer's... Lots of great climbing on this route.
James Oswald - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Colin Angus
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/13
ben8522 - AltLd - Jul/13
Finally got round to it after about 3 years! Worth the wait, stunning climbing and an incredible place! Led the icicle pitch
vertigo714 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Ben rigby
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13
Simon Allcock - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13 with Mary, Wilki
mes32 - 2nd O/S - 30/May/13 with Simon Allcock, Wilki
Me 2nd pitch and first E2, Neil 3rd pitch
Marq - AltLd O/S - 25/May/13 with Stuart (Neil's mate), Neil Redgrave (LMC)
Skipped P1. Mark led P2, Neil P3.
stuaart - 2nd - 25/May/13 with marq, Neil Redgrave
andyinglis - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Dave Ogden
dave o - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Andy Inglis
Jillybean - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with Brad
Hidden - Apr/13
Nick Biven - 2013
led original finish pitch - be back for other finish - excellent route!
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/12 with Dale, Kelvin
Abbed down to do this but did the final pitch of concrete chimney as jon had a horrific time due to wind. The wind was incredibly strong.
Lots of lessons to learn from this, I'll be back when it's stiller and therefore awesome and not scary. Scary experience for Jon.
Wanted to get out as quick as possible after P1.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Jon Stewart
Mafting as fuck. Led P2.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Ben R
Heaps warm, lead pitch 1, really nice climbing.
Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Alex mason
Did top two pitches only. Really nice climbing on the quartz. Not sure we found the right final pitch as it was rather easy, but still pleasant.
Oliver Sherman - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Hugh Thomas
Hidden - Jul/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/12
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 06/May/12 with Viv
Lovely route! Led the icicle pitch.
sonnenstern - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Ruth
drysori - AltLd - May/12 with Sam Burns
Both pitches, interesting route finding on the second. Just, WOW!
richardr - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Mark Leicester
Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/12
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Apr/12
Started with P2, absolutely stunning, wee bit breezy
Sardien - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Andy Scott
Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Jake Lodge, Harry Thorpe
2nd and 3rd pitch. Lead 2nd. Exposed, intimidating and bold. Great.
thetradlad - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Laurence Everitt, Harry Thorpe
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Jake Lodge, Laurence Everitt
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Ed F - AltLd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Drew
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Sep/11
Drew M - AltLd - 24/Sep/11 with Ed Feldman
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/11
Lead main pitch.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Matt Harris
led the last pitch, went a bit far right into the next groove along, felt about 5c, great moves though
simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/11 with Ben Hirst
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Tom Ramsden
Roz pitch 1, me pitch 2
3 Names - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Roslyn Mckendry
4c, 5b, 5b. Skipped P1 due to tides (same as P1 of Wen). I led P2, Vince led P3. Great route.
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Vince
bsmedz - AltLd dnf - 04/Jul/11 with Peter Sargent
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/11
dan ely - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11 with steve
Chris M - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Polly
Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with Dad and sarah
What a great route to second!Guidebook description of top pitch not very clear.
zukator - 2nd - 14/Jun/11 with Sarah, Owain
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11
Led 2nd pitch. Very good.
Dangerous Dave - AltLd O/S - 31/May/11 with Wild Beast
Start felt bold as hell, awesome but scary after the good gear and holds on main cliff! First pitch only (finished up concrete chimney).
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Mike
P1, Great route, didnt see Ollie Henson anywhere though?
owain86 - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Not Ollie Henson, Max
Brillent route, But where was Mr Henson?
maxamusdecamus - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11
Rory Shaw - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
PAJames - 2011
PAJames - 2011
centurion05 - 2011
tuftynick - 2011
Quartz pitch for me. Great climbing. Ralph seemed to go a bit direct on the top pitch, made things interesting.
Dave Warburton - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Ralph Burden
Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/10
have been wanting to do this since seeing the picture in the ground up guide. awesome route.
willoates - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Olly Sanders
Led the second pitch. Tricky route finding as it all looks so improbable, but I thought it was pretty soft 5b. Incredible route!
al99 - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Andrew Bitmead
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Sep/10
Fantastic climbing on both second and third pitches.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Naomi Hart
NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Peter Hart
mr mills - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Gareth
Pitch 2 - Direct Finish
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10
First pitch just involved the same move continuously... second pitch looked nails but was all jugs. Take chalk on a hot day, haha.
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Will Nicholls
Sandy Simpson - 14/Aug/10 with Ross Hewitt
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 29/Jul/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10
hardoreVdiffBen - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Remus
amazing route... and yet again, true to form the Ground Up topo manages to get the line wrong
msoldn - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Mark
Lead P2. Both pitches are brilliant. The first is a tough warm up, very sustained. The second becomes obvious as you leave the belay, lots of hard to see holds from below and great moves over the overlap.
Dave Foster - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10
adamscottthomas - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Kafoozalem
Felt more like a bold E1 never strenuous just a bit run out. Excellent route though in an amazing position worth 3 stars.
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with andyob
abbed to ledge....I lead the first 5b pitch..thin section made difficult by the mist makng all holds greasy and these especially..its not over there though..although not the crux 2nd pitch is good and tricky..awesome route!
Duncan Campbell - UKC - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Dave Morse
First pitch must be one of the best at the big G. Quality
david morse - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Duncan
Led P2. Lovely and thought provoking thin moves before the relief of the crack.
Dr Toph - AltLd O/S - 09/May/10 with Ed
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Apr/10
harvie - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10
lead the second pitch did the original finish. the whole route is awsome. Will be back to lead the first pitch and do the other finish.
Dale - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Tim
Started on 2nd pitch, nice lead; gear required thought and though spaced, was good. Nice!
farmus21 - AltLd - 13/Mar/10 with James Marjot
loved it, has everything, good exposure, balacy moves,loads of features to use
andyob - AltLd O/S - 2010 with Diggler
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - 21/Oct/09
Lead the 2nd pitch
hetaher - AltLd - 21/Oct/09 with Tom R
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/09
Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/09
Led both pitches. Felt like E2 5c. Quite an intense experience.
Stig - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with Chris
chrishedgehog - 2nd - 23/Jul/09 with James
i started on second pitch
barni - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with Paul Warnock
reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 2009 with neil thomas
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Nov/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/08
Led first pitch
mattyork2 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with John Vincent
Hidden - Sep/08
dts - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Andy Taylor, Sam Dixon
popov86 - 2nd - Aug/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08
2nd and 3rd pitches only, both lead
alaan - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Pete
petellis - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Alaan
Hidden - 2nd - May/08
Al Evans - 2008
Started from the first stance of Wen. 5b, 5b. Led first pitch.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Brian
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/07
Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/07 with Rob Grant
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/07
cem - AltLd rpt - 12/May/07 with Patrick Hutchison
Hidden - Apr/07
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Bob
mux - 2007
Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd - 2007 with Chris Watkins
datoon - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with MJ
a_radiohead_fan - Sep/06
Ben1983 - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06
Will1 - Jul/06 with Mike
Very cool climb, bottom pitch probably a tad harder with more good gear and pitch 2 (my lead) probably a touch easier but a little more runout. All in all, absoulotely lovely climbing in a nice position that is never to dangerous!
Ed Booth - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/06
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/06 with Ed Booth
Tom M Williams - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Andy Hobson
Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06
jim robertson - 2006
Ian McNeill - 2006
Mark Reeves - 2006
Hidden - 2006
Dave Reeve - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Tony Payne
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005
nige - AltLd - 28/Apr/04 with mark hounslea
haydng - AltLd O/S - 2004 with Will
Pete Graham - 2nd - 2004 with Rick Graham
The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - Aug/03 with Dave
lukea - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/03 with Al
Led p2 (original finish)
cem - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/02 with Graham Dolman
nickdonohue - AltLd - Jul/02 with Joe Brown
Christian Beck - Lead O/S - May/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/01
Hidden - 2001
sadams - AltLd - 01/May/00 with Tom Briggs
WB - Lead O/S - 01/May/00 with Paul
tuftynick - Lead - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
zero six - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999
NeilGriffiths - 1999 with Dave Garry, James Hubbard
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/98
Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/98
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/97
frost - AltLd - Jul/96 with S Raw
Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/96 with Chris Wilson
Ched - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/95 with Mark Hamilton
michael burrows - Lead rpt - 01/May/94 with lola gunn
lead both pitches
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/94 with Alan Holden
Ian Jones - Lead β - 1994 with Karen Ghiselli
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/93
whispering nic - Lead - Dec/92 with Ali W
mark-abz - Lead - 27/Aug/91 with Andy W
Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/91
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 18/May/91 with Perric Crellin
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 1991
Hidden - AltLd - 1991
Andy Say - Lead - 11/Aug/90
Hidden - 1990
Neil R - 2nd - 27/May/89 with Howard
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Apr/88
Hidden - 1988
Hidden - 2nd - May/87
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/86
neilh - Lead - 25/May/85 with dave croker
climbed on a number of occasions, usually lead all pitches. One memorable ascent in high wind in nov 88 with john robinson
David Smith - Lead - 05/May/85 with Andrew (Pog) Horn
andy gittins - 1985
Roy Stuart - AltLd O/S - 1984 with Billy Bones
keefe - 20/Aug/83
steve L - Lead - 21/May/83 with Pat
Gezzer - AltLd - 1983 with Andy Towne
2,L. Again 16/6/1984, L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/82 with Ian Milne
Mike Owen - 10/Aug/81 with Elaine Watson
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 04/May/81
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/81
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jul/80
Chris Craggs - 1980
With Andy Newton
steveboote - AltLd - 1980
mikej - AltLd - 10/Aug/79 with Mike Byles
granitbahn - AltLd - 1978
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1977
Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/76
Hidden - AltLd - 1976
Andy led p1. I led p2 and had a hell of a stuggle to find the right line.
Pete Nugent - AltLd O/S - 1945 with Andy Gill