Just a couple of moves on p2 but I think they do deserve to get 5a. We did in 2 pitches but would be a better route done as 1.
Alison Cairns - AltLd rpt - 27/Jun/15 with Andy
Lead pitch one. Mike backed off second pitch due to high winds
Jontro - AltLd dnf - 27/Jun/15 with Mike
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with Kirsty Kerr
cpforbes - AltLd O/S - 23/May/15 with Tim Rodgers
Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 23/May/15 with Pete Forbes
Roger Cruse - AltLd rpt - 23/May/15 with Kris
Top pitch only.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Dave Smith
joermann - 2nd - 21/Apr/15
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Max Streeton
andy gittins - AltLd - 14/Sep/14 with Dave Scott-Maxwell
DSM - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Andy Gittins
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/14
SPD224 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14 with Victoria Crookes, Martin Smith
did as a single pitch - probably a better climb because of it. Defintely 5a move half way up the second pitch, so if you can't do 5a in an exposed location you will be in trouble.
JohnMetcalfe - 2nd - 24/Aug/14 with Peter Metcalfe
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with John Metcalfe
Disappointing climb. Contrived line, first pitch about V diff, second has at most two 5a moves and is very short.
Ian Stirrups - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with Sue
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Neil
asmith37 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Bex Leigh
Marq - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Keefus
Some direct up a crack, about VS still.
dunnyg - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14 with Jonny (weeman(, Rob
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Hugh, Rob Middleton
benw681 - Lead - 19/Apr/14
BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Kasha
kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Bram
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14
philmcf - Lead O/S - Apr/14
nickcj - 2014
I lead 2nd pitch
chris74 - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with sjbrook
Lead first pitch. Belay, roomy ledge? Second pitch felt hard in the grade.
sjbrook - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Chris, PMC
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13
Led pitch 1. Good climbing on both pithes.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Steve Gould
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Jul/13
Really enjoyable route. Both pitches.
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Francis Charlesworth
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/13
alpinismo.uk - 05/Jul/13
Linked with Oxford and Cambridge Route
alpinismo.uk - AltLd dnf - 18/Jun/13
Hidden - 2013
Hidden - Lead - 2013
Hidden - 2013
chris smith - Lead - 09/Aug/12
Hewitt - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12
J1PEF - AltLd - 28/May/12 with Dave sharpe
Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/12
Krystalli - 24/Mar/12 with Andy W
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Mar/12
Damp so checked out the route for return trip.
Ste Ridd - 2nd dnf - 11/Mar/12 with M.Sadler
jason - AltLd dnf - 11/Mar/12 with moose ridd, manmike
Ian Hinkins - 2012
gingermike1 - 2012
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 06/Nov/11 with loz
Andrew1 - Lead - 05/Aug/11
Loved it, especially the top pitch, difficult but very well protected
A Mountain Journey - Lead - Jul/11
tom heaney - 04/Jun/11 with tom hull
Pitch 1 flowed nicely. Led the steeper pitch 2.
nick ferro - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Peter Wilkie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with tom heaney
pwilkie - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11
e.sunnyside - 2nd - Jun/11
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 04/May/11 with Andrew Morton
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Becky E
Becky E - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Graeme Hammond
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11
beckybray1 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11
rgd1977 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11
mark v - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Mike Norbury
led first pitch second was very cold, couldn't feel my hands.
iwebster59017 - AltLd O/S - 10/Feb/11 with Mike Smith
Led 2nd pitch.
Smithy Smith - AltLd dog - 10/Feb/11 with Ian Webster
Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011
Hidden - 2011
As one pitch: some hard moves halfway up the crack on the guidebook second pitch but protection OK.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Cath Sullivan
Adi Hooper - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Dave Rogers
furry - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with LMC
Led the second pitch
christensena - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Kev B
Led P1 - very steep but well protected. Messed up my positioning and came off on my first attempt to make the crux (5a?) move seconding P2.
CathS - AltLd - 03/Jul/10 with Dave Clark
rockrat - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10 with Heather Ingram
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/10
Chris L Hill - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Simon Pearce
jl - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Penny
Nicole Almond - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Dad
Dave Almond - Lead - 02/Jun/10 with Nicole Almond
In reality only 2 stars and definitely not 5a! Superb day though.
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Rachel Hassall
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead - 22/Apr/10
Hidden - 2010
sass - 2010
Dizz - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with manfred
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/09
a slight wobble at the top, now 5a
joe king - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with helen lambert
cheeky - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Mark Philipson
fantastic route, worth the walk in. great open climbing and good pro.
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Matt Payne
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/09
Led 1st pitch
niallk - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Ben RMC
Jack Shepherd - AltLd O/S - 10/May/09 with Dog Holden
Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09
Leelogs - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with Matt
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/09
Hidden - 2nd - 2009
Lead in one pitch.
RCrockford - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Andy G
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/08
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with victim of mathematics
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with crossdressingrodney
jon thompson27 - AltLd - Aug/08 with simon mayell
Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08
nakedave - Jun/08
cat22 - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Mike
Dave Wearing - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Bedspring.
Hidden - AltLd dog - 05/May/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/08
Fell off second pitch.
Blisco - Lead dog - 26/Aug/07 with Louise Rolland
Fantastic Second pitch, well protected, but felt a hard 4c
Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Tanya Savage
OffshoreAndy - AltLd - 17/Aug/07 with Lancs Pete
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jun/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/07
duzinga - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Martina
petegunn - Lead - 05/May/06 with Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/06
One of the great climbs of Lakeland.
Graham Kennedy - 2nd - 30/Apr/06 with Andrew Porter
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/05
Hidden - Lead - Aug/05
markbenton - AltLd - 21/Jun/05
+ Dave Checkley
Howard J - 2nd - 11/Jun/05 with John Turner
ewen - AltLd O/S - May/05 with ian hinkins
biggianthead - 28/Mar/05 with T
I must say I have some sympathy for those who say this should be HVS 5a. The crux move on pitch two is hard and committing and I didn't think there was good gear at that point. But I suppose something has to be the hardest VS in the area....
Rog Wilko - Lead - 2005 with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden - Jul/04
John Kettle - AltLd - 2003
malc - AltLd - 11/May/02 with Adele
Hidden - Jun/01
steve prior - Lead - Sep/99 with Roz C
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jul/99
Hammy - Lead - 03/Apr/99 with Richard Munro
mikej - AltLd - 29/Aug/98 with Nick Salmon
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 20/Jun/98 with Jenny Kerr
Hidden - Jun/97
Steve Lenartowicz - 1995
biggianthead - 09/Oct/94 with C
Narked4fun - Lead - 17/Apr/94 with Ed Chicken
babymoac - Lead - 25/Aug/91 with cash, Anne
Andy Say - Solo - 12/Aug/91
nai - Lead - 07/Jul/91 with Cal
andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/91 with Pom
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/90
Tom V - 1990
EddieA - Lead - 25/Jul/84 with Jim F
Hidden - Solo - 29/Mar/81
Hidden - AltLd - 1976
Good route in a good location. I finished direct from the groove, I'm not sure if I should have gone right at the very top but finishing direct felt about right for grade (VS+ in the latest FRCC guide) though the gear was not great at this section. Misty and slightly damp.
AndyP - Lead O/S - 0000 with Graham