Ardus - Direct Finish** VS 4c
From the stance move up and gain entry to the steep chimney, which is climbed vigorously to an airy exit.
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This climb is in 124 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/14

lead p2
mikestr555 - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14

Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - 20/Sep/14 with Shaw Brown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/14

mikecollins - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/14 with Laura D, manmike

Managed to protect the leaning corner nicely for number two. Corner was damp. A good strong line and a good climb.
Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14

In 1 pitch. Absolutely fantastic, easily deserves ***! Probably one of my most favourite routes ever. (And a much more logical line than the original)
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Stefan

Mark took the first pitch to the normal traverse line. I led the top pitch. Great! A bit of everything including a double kneebar rest:)
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Mark

Went off route. Had to down climb to the belay as climbing with a group
Gibbs3799 - Lead dnf - 16/Oct/13

Meant to do Ardus, but missed the belay point & kept going. Oops.
Anne Gumbley - Lead - 12/Oct/13 with Mark Fairbank

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with victim of mathematics

As a finish to Central Girdle. Easier than it looks.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/13 with crossdressingrodney

riff156 - AltLd rpt - 22/Sep/13 with Matt Crawford

quickdrawmcraw - AltLd - 22/Sep/13 with steve

1 and 3. loved it
joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with matt hardy

Shaw Brown - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Judith Neaves, Conan

Conan - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with KMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13

1st pitch easy, not 4a. I lead 2nd, about 4b. Pip lead top 'overhanging groove' in fine style.
Duncan Beard - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Pip McCarthy

hils theaker - AltLd - 15/Jul/13 with Emily & Harry

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jul/13

led combined pitches 2 and 3
PittPauly - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Gordon McAllan

lead 2nd and 3rd pitch. awesome last pitch, went direct up corner.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with joshua smith

smithjmw46 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Pete Ravenscroft

Louis Hume - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Jenny

Jenny Hall - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Louis

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Gumery - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

Heather651 - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Jonny

joe_lancs - AltLd - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/13

Siderunner - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Brad J, John E

Leeds Andy - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

6aPunter - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/12

Doug Wilkie - 2nd - 08/Aug/12 with Tom Musgrave

musgravet - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Jesse Coombs, Doug Wilkie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

cballard - 2012

dkd - Lead O/S - 2012 with Al

DOVEY - Lead - 02/Aug/11 with Billie x

riff156 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Jo Smith

erinbastian - Lead - 13/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11

carlh - Lead O/S - 28/May/11

AndyT1151 - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

LardClimber - Lead - 27/Apr/11 with Al Pease

With direct VS finnish Andrea Leads First pitch - john leads final two - cool route my first VS lead and first of the season outdoors !!
xphoenix0 - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Andrea Lmc

Hidden - AltLd β - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/10

poll - AltLd rpt - Sep/10

Was supposed to do the traditional Ardus route (MVS), however we only had a single rope and this looked like a nice line. Instead of topping out in the vegetated area, made a bold traverse left and topped out where the non-direct route ends. 3*
stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Willem van der Merwe

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ann S

Direct finish-eek what a struggle and that was as second. Beware the dead tree supporting a loose boulder at the top out.
Ann S - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Adam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/10

Three fun pitches. Excellent last pitch - backs against the wall!
jacobfinn - 2nd β - 16/May/10 with John Jackson Falkirk Council, jjax

jjax - 2nd - 16/May/10 with john (falkirk), jason

GneissOne - 2nd - May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/10

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/10 with Nick

barksmo - 2010

Duncan D - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

chris smith - AltLd O/S - 2010

jonti - Lead O/S - 2010

Tried to do Sylvan Way, ended up doing this while thinking it was Sylvan way. I used three quickdraws to build the belay and so ran out just after the airy traverse, meaning I had to improvise somewhat when it came to gear. I placed a sling round a shallow flake and used a wallnut to hold it in place, hanging some hexes for good measure. Emma seconded it no problem, despite the fact she faced a few massive swings if she came off. Done in two pitches.
Roberttaylor - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Emma Strang

dannyevos - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Rick Clapham

jason - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with manmike

King Kong Climbing Walls - Lead - 18/Mar/09

d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09 with d_meacher

Hidden - 2009

greenroom - 2009

MarkDavies36 - 2009

J did the finish, nice and dry, good climbing with good gear, grassy top out
lithos - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Jonathan Richardson

jh5638 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Elie

Hidden - AltLd - May/08

Hidden - 2008

spam - 2008

nickcj - Lead - 2008

Johann - AltLd O/S - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Sorry Chris!
tom_1985 - Lead O/S - Oct/06 with Chris Poole

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/06

net - AltLd - 16/Jul/06 with Martin P

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/06

PK - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

biggianthead - 09/Jun/05 with HT

steve prior - Lead - Jun/05 with Roger C

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

jfmchivall - 2005

Wayne S - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/04

Dave Latimer - Lead O/S - 19/May/04

Equally worthy of *** but quite hard.
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/03 with Debbie Wilkinson

akhughes - Lead O/S - May/01 with Emma Hughes

Hidden - Apr/01

chile-dog03 - Lead O/S - 01/May/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/99

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1999 with FMC

Dave Westby - Lead - 1998

agagsgrot - AltLd O/S - May/94 with Pete

djmarko75 - AltLd O/S - Jul/93

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1983 with Phillippa Mathews

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1982

steviewindsurf - 1981 with Mel Turnbull

Hidden - 1980

Lord of Starkness - 1977

Dave Musgrove - 22/Jun/69 with Bob Knapton

erbridger - AltLd - 0000

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hard 4c11 of 20
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