Ordinary Route* VD
[Liz on Ordinary Route near dusk., 2 kb]An 'ordinary route' but an extraordinary outing that spirals its way up the cliff. The old-timers used to do it in five separate pitches and used peg belays at several of the stances. It covers some interesting ground and includes a dreaded stomach-traverse. Above the stomach-traverse climb past the ‘Bull's Horns' and exit rightwards from the highest (4th) ledge. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Photo: Liz on Ordinary Route near dusk. © D. Williamson
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This climb is in 130 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

alexdaniel654 - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/14

matthewbromley - 16/Jun/14

BnB - 18/May/14

Jake led well, on a single rope and despite good rope work the rope got completely jammed, soloed the gully to unclip gear below the horns and free up enough rope to abb. and unclip further gear to get the rope moving. Great Route, Well Led.
BenedictIEP - 2nd β - 18/May/14 with Jake Goodwin

Hidden - Lead β - 18/May/14

Climbed up to 1st ledge then right and up the crack of OR direct to second ledge then belayed on third ledge. Next belay on 4th ledge then finished up the layback finish using fist jams
payeo20 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with David Y

First multipitch for me.
David Y - 2nd - 01/Mar/14 with Phil

metcalfe1990 - Sent - Jan/14

Simonpeel - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/13

Dan_M_MCR - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/13

Climbed in three pitches.
lordyosch - 2nd - 21/May/13 with steve wilson

Phil Mercer - 2nd - 21/May/13

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 21/May/13 with Jay Russell

dkd - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Phil (Craven)

thelps - 2nd O/S - 2013

scott.hill - TR O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Mike Soulby, Alisa

tinyali - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Scott Hill, Mike Soulby

ayuplass - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with miles

Julie - 2nd - 08/Aug/12 with Jason

Harry Holmes - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/12 with sarah lund

LesserTrochanter - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Anne Boardman

sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 24/May/12 with Dave Richards, PMC

Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with sjbrook

Donald Kelly - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Daria

JdotP - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Irish Lisa, Jordan Sargeant

emmahalliday - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with Daniel Elkin

Legionreturns - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

djelkin1992 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Emma Halliday

Hidden - 27/Jun/11

Finished up Krypton layback
Tom Keaveny - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Luke Harper

luke harper - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11 with dan harper, tom keaveny

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with will9911

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

Michelle Piper - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with Aldred Durham

aldred - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Michelle

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/11

chris.mac - 25/Apr/11 with rick, gordon

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/11

Jimbo_28 - 2nd - 2011

Richard Alderton - 2011 with Smith

jamesrogers - Sep/10

Spence22 - Solo - 16/Aug/10

steven - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Murray Galagher

akhughes - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/10

Great route. VDiff? Stomach traverse to Bulls horns - brilliant.
colinw - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Tina

atyson1 - Lead O/S - May/10

Bisteris - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Adam Baker, Sophie Foxen

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Ian Fenton - Lead - 2010

99bolivar - 2nd - Nov/09 with Richard Smith

Taffa - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Rick Ginns

Finished direct up the Krypton Layback
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Luke, Dreadlocks Chris

Chris did to 3rd leadge I finished the route
grubes - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Chris

willworkforfoodjnr - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with grubes

Got rescued on a VDiff - went up from Bulls Horns and then belayed - LJ disappeared off right so SimonC belayed me from the top over the traverse right :-)
simoncov - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with LJ

..blackbird - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Gareth Lewis

peewee2008 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Sam Bainbridge

Bainbridge - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Peter Wilkinson

Trobbo - Lead - 15/Jul/09 with martin bennett

mack1 - AltLd - 11/Jul/09 with dan lancaster

mjbeckett - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/09 with leroybrown

Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Matthew Joel Beckett

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/09

Ordinary by name ..... you no the rest. VS finish was quite good though.
JRClay100 - Lead - 01/Jun/09 with K I Merrick

mataius - 28/May/09

NGH lead first pitch, KW second pitch - finished up the layback (VS)
nickhoward - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with kevin wheatley

Hidden - Lead β - May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/09

multi pitch
Tim Hudds - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with jacque

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Dad

reinschgm - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Ben

JSA - Lead - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08

fnstein - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/08 with Pete

Simon Perry - Lead O/S - 19/May/08 with Helen Megson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/08

Fred Sergeant - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Graham

Fred Sergeant - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08

tom.t. - 2008

Timothy Greenhalgh - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/07 with Chico

Neil Pacey - 2nd rpt - 03/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/07

did in three pitches, led all; middle pitch, through stomach traverse and up 'bulls horns' was great fun, overall worth 2 stars in my book
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead O/S - 24/May/07 with Stuart Berry

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/May/07

GrandmaOfShoes - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Sam Cartright

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/07

Samsungl - TR rpt - 2007

Wayne S - Lead - 2007

rock ape - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/06 with Becca D

Dax H - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/06 with Nick

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/06 with Carmen and Dave

sm1rf - TR RP - 2006 with Kev and Bradz and Andy

Lord of Starkness - Lead - Sep/05 with Netsrik

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/05

davidwright - 2nd - 10/Apr/05 with Simon B

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/04 with ray

The Pylon King - 2nd - Aug/02 with Laura

Phil West - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/01 with David Atherton

ed woods - Lead - 2001 with Rachel

tev - Lead O/S - 07/May/00 with Dan

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/99 with Chris

Matt Tranter - May/98

Trobbo - Solo - 24/Aug/96 with andy hartley

Hidden - Solo - 31/May/95

Mick King - Solo - 04/Aug/91

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/89 with Dan Morgan

BigHairyIan - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/88

Roget - Solo O/S - 1988 with adam

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 12/Nov/86 with Mark Gray

wayne2378 - Lead O/S - 03/May/85

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/85

Hammy - Solo - 18/Aug/78 with Jonathon Stacey

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/78

johno072 - 2nd - May/73

mikej - Lead - 15/Aug/71 with E

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1971 with Geoff Riding

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/70

Dave Musgrove - 1968

greenbuoy - Lead - Apr/67

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