Brilliant climbing! Start is hard and a little precarious without much gear. Very sustained once you make it to the steeper part of the concretions on the pale wall. Nearly fell off after clipping the thread with a flat hold on the top, and had to retreat here to hang and rest the arms before committing to the crux and making it to the rest.
Final section feels very spooky, though the moves are easy enough.
jsmcfarland - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/15 with Uncle Kev
youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/15
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/14
Andrew1 - Lead - 21/Sep/14 with Hulda
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14
Thought crux was at the bottom , not top. middle section HVS if you trust the concretions
Ian Stirrups - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14
steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Jamie Roberts
Ash Sayers - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14
zcsharp - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Steve Gibbs
frank ramsay - 2nd - 17/Aug/14 with Aaron
Aaron Lines - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with frank ramsay
mes32 - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Caroline
Andy Smallwood - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/14
A top quality route long and sustained. Easy E2 with what I thought the crux at the top on slightly suspect rock. I've done harder E1's
Dale - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Nick
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14
I wonder if E1 5a tells the story better.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14 with Clare
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14
Great. Soft if you trust the concretions, spooky if you don't.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Ben Darby
Could of happily lead this!
Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Alex W
mes32 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Aileen
How much do you trust the concretions? I think this is the type of climb which feels much easier to second than lead. The route is shorter than 30m.
MD - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Jo
Lovely route - can't be E2 if I can second it clean and still be grinning at the top!
Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Mike D
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/14
The relaxed clip up of threads ends in tears as you face the spicy top on wobbly holds. Nice!
Tomar - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Toby
tobydunford - Lead β - 17/Nov/13 with Tomar
probably easier than Easy Rider - loads of gear and huge jugs...E1
evhall - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Steve P
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Ben Crook, Greg Clarke, Clare
gregclarke - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Brian
Very enjoyable!! Never felt that hard and no lack of good holds and amazing concretions. A little sustained in the middle.
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Carl
Carl Watkins - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with monsteratt
Very easy, not E2 but very enjoyable. Massive holds all the way. The top is not a "psychological crux" the moves are easy and the holds are still massive.
alexjz - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Jon Ayrton
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Matthew Titterington
pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Jim
Nice on second. Bit pumpy but straightforward.
matt1024 - 2nd - 02/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/13
Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Kelli Roberts
kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 18/May/13 with Peter Rigby
alastairbegley - 2nd O/S - 07/May/13 with Neil Morbey
A lot of questionable holds. It is completely protectable and only e2 without the threads (6 on one route!?), with it is e1.
Dean177 - Lead - 04/May/13 with Alan Dibben
Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Dean Merchant
clams - 2nd - May/13 with Jim
Easy jug pulling if you trust the concretions!
AJM - 2nd β - 07/Apr/13 with Stuart Fox, Tom Lambert
Tubs - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with AJM
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13
hutchay - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/13 with Tom
taff raymond - 2nd - 05/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13
Paul led. Pulled ropes and re-led.
Ollie B - Lead β - 22/Sep/12 with P.O'Neill
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12
Great fun: the good holds just keep on coming, whereas the hard move you're expecting doesn't! Pumpiest at the start.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Johnny
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Nick
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/12
Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/May/12
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Apr/12
Really nice route
brices - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12
Luuuuuke - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Si
peaches69 - Lead rpt - 13/Mar/12 with luke
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/12 with Helen S
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12
peaches69 - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with nick, marc lloyd
marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Nick Sherring, Simon Crisp
Surprisingly non-pumpy. Lots of more or less in balance rests, no sustained sequences. Seemed very easy for E2, maybe only E1?
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Ian W
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11
nice concretions and plenty of gear until the top 15 feet - poor rock. not as pumpy as it looks
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/11 with Remus Knowles
On Max's gear, it was his turn. Another softy.
Richard Hall - Lead β - 24/Jul/11 with Max Benzie
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11
garywong - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Gareth Hall
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11
GarethHall - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Gary Wong
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/11
Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/11
Excellent, three stars, though agreed with Tom that it wasn't really E2. The dodgy top section felt ok, at least seconding!
Misha - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Barbara, Tom
Tim Sparrow - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Ned
3 Names - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11 with Sumee Holloway
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead β - Mar/11
Easier than I thought, until the loose headwall which really is the crux - but easier than the rest, and doable.
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10 with bpmclimb
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 12/Oct/10 with Crispin
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/10
Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Emma Ross
ian d f - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Grace Chuchla
Marti999 - Lead β - 22/May/10 with Ed Babington
3 Names - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Sumee Holloway
Paul Bowen - Lead β - 22/May/10 with Rebecca Hayes
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Marti
Greg Pittam - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Kate Keltie
tom.e - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Charlie Everett
gripped01 - Lead - Apr/10 with Jim Jarvis, Alex Tomczynski
gripped01 - Lead - Apr/10 with Jim Jarvis, Alex Tomczynski
JimR - 14/Mar/10
Brilliant route. 4 Stars at least.
Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Mark C
Phil PBC - 2010
Stepped right at the top to bypass the tottering finish. Disappointed to read in latest ed of guidebook that doing so only earned me E1 tick.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Jim
Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09
d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Trisha Murphy
Trisha Murphy - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with d_meacher
eagleopus - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with Gareth
John Southworth - Lead β - 30/May/09 with Rich Smith
pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/09
Herron - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Pete Riley
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09
chris sm - Lead - 28/Feb/09 with Paul Osborn
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08
tigertim - 2nd - 15/Sep/08 with Tony Payne, Dave Reeve
Joyous! Only the first fifteen feet felt a little strenous while placing gear and was made worse by the damp which clung to the lower section all day. The concretions are a delight and the protection bombproof until the slightly suspect rock of the final tower which was a bit run out but I didn't care by then. First ever E2 after 27 years of climbing (with a recent 15 year break)!
poey50 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Sarah-Jane
al99 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Martina Zandonella
martinazando - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/08 with Al Benson
riddle - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Yasmina
By far my favorite climb this year, everyone should try this climb!!!!
SamStokes - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Ben Matthews
just one more - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Max B
Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/08
CarolineH - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/08 with Dave
Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/08 with Caroline
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Clare
Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Richardr
Fantastic. Huge holds all the way and bombproof gear. Pretty soft for E2 if you climb fast.
drysori - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/06 with Malcolm
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/06
ericinbristol - 2nd β - 2006 with Rich Emerson
Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Tony Payne
LC - Lead O/S - Mar/05
cem - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/04 with Graham Dolman
Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/04
Pylon King Against Capit@lism - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Laura
furry - Lead O/S - 16/May/04 with Phil B
Different Steve - Lead O/S - Jul/03 with Martin Hore
Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/03
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/03
Gear was threads through concretions
Siderunner - 2nd - Aug/02 with Steve G
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/01
Hidden - Lead - 2000
Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 03/May/99
Small cam crucial ..... but where ..?
Tim Sparrow - Lead - Mar/98 with Dave Williams
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/97 with James Tracey
2nd: Colin Dry
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1996 with Colin Dry
Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/94
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/90