westleas - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/15
Not sure we had entirely the right route. Chimney was wet and slimy. Definitely felt harder than VD (or at least the way we went did). Went on to do Tower Ridge. Excellent day out.
Sam Watson - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/15 with James Cowley
Lead most of the pitches, definitely some elements that felt borderline Severe although i was in hiking boots. We went on to complete Tower Ridge after this. Longest day I've had on a mountain yet. Didn't love the route due to a few parts being either damp or just more loose than expected.
fireloveswater - AltLd - 03/Jul/15 with David Boyd, Andrew Toolis
jwhereat - AltLd - 11/Jun/15
Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/14 with James matthews, Ally Hurst
Into Tower Ridge
jimmatthews - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/14 with Ally Hurst, Sam Simpson
Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/14
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/14
muzz44 - Lead O/S - Sep/14 with Ryan
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/14
Went on and completed Tower Ridge after this on the night of the summer solstice! Completed in walking boots and pitched the chimney and ledge section. Great fun in the fading light!
Hugh Simons - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Adam Harris
Cold wind and rain approaching. Baled.
IanMcC - AltLd dnf - 21/Jun/14 with Jimbo, SimonN
funkyvin1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14
Robertgiddy - Lead - 06/Jun/14
le t - Solo O/S - 31/May/14
andy dunn - AltLd - 24/May/14 with J
Bee_1 - 22/Apr/14
MTBAnimal - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14
chimney damp and felt undergraded; 30m rope slowed us down - doubled number of pitches
GOS - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/13 with John Holterman, Michael Gibson
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 21/Sep/13
Slimey and shit.
RyanOsborne - AltLd - 05/Sep/13
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jul/13
hedgehog_john - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with dave wild
sam0000 - Solo O/S - Jun/13
Jacks20 - AltLd - 2013 with Mal, EMB
Good fun, a bit damp in places and the downclimb into the Douglas gap is a bit awkward.
Roberttaylor - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/12
Ray Sparks - 2nd - 26/Jul/12 with alan h
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/12
Dan_Staff - 21/Jul/12 with Caity Rice, Simon Hall, Alistair Everett
caity - 21/Jul/12 with Alistair Everett, Simon Hall, Dan Staff
Good extension to tower ridge but long day
jimontherocks - Lead - Jul/12 with David Barclay, Graeme
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/12 with Clement Hutin
Sam Warby - AltLd O/S - 30/May/12
NickBrown - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Susan, Tim
Susanj21 - AltLd - 27/May/12 with Nick Brown
Pretty wet and greasy, but great to do the full ridge this time.
HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 27/Aug/11 with Luke Watts, Dave Gleave
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Aug/11
Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jul/11
olekemi - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Andrew T, Jamie L
First three pitches are a glorified scramble BUT - we strayed left and ended up going up an open corner which is definitely harder than V.Diff...
Jeremy Wilton - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Mark Bathe
Hidden - 2011
soulclimb - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Laura Hamlet - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Chris W, Axel, Sven
Andy Hewison - 2nd - Oct/10 with Steve T
Soloed bottom section, not sure how rigidly we stuck to the proper line (went more or less straight up and never found a rightward traverse) and scrambled the last bit to the top. First ever multi-pitch, and in big boots. Weather fine throughout, enjoyed it immensely.
Paul Keenan - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with John Watson
Solo'd bottom section, pitched middle and moved together the rest.
Moonstone Hippy - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Graham, Phil
Stuzz - AltLd - 05/Sep/10 with Phil, Geoff
Climbed in big bots on a blustery day. Summer route doesn't really stick to the chimney, but edge on right hand side.
johnkeith - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Andrew Keith
andrewkeith - 2nd - 04/Sep/10 with johnkeith
Used confidence rope for a small section
AndyBryce - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Andy Nicol
Captain Solo - Solo - 13/Jul/10
Stewart B - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Jane Patterson
JRae - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Ben S
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10
Had trouble following the route
amy - 12/Jun/10 with Dave Farnell
Jim Malo - AltLd - 10/Jun/10
Jonny M - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/10 with Adrian Dobson
Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - 2010
Hidden - 2010
Rain, low cloud and route finding slowed us down so decided to back off from doing Tower Ridge. Next time!
towdman - AltLd O/S - 29/Oct/09 with John Mason, Graham Armitage
Graham Armitage - AltLd - 29/Oct/09 with towdman
PeteLoveless - 17/Oct/09
Do not start low down at the base of Douglas Boulder as we did, but skirt around the unprotected slabs via a zig left and a zag right! The enjoyable part of the climbing is higher up anyway
johannes - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/09
stephenmckenzie - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Mike Cross
slipped off after about 1m.boots wet. bugger.
cooper leek - AltLd dog - 12/Sep/09 with donk
Really enjoyed this route, top chimney was superb.
We did have good weather though.
donkster - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with ben
Late start, lots of rain. Longer and harder than expected. Stayed on rock slabs up to headwall (easy angled but not much protection and quite slippy wet). Route finding was disconcerting, miraculously kept finding those pitons and crampon scars.The wet shallow chimney was feisty.3.5hours, a mere two hours more than we had predicted: too manky and late to continue up Tower R - sadly.
jimorothy - Lead - 17/Aug/09 with Rachel Crolla
melville18 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/09 with claire melville
Pitched the whole thing due to it being damp and grassy bits very slippy. Pitches up to base of chimney are horrid (slimy, loose and no protection). Climbed grooves to the right of the chimney (which was soaking wet) for 2 pitches, which were quite nice. Final pitch from ledge is loose and slimy again. Took us about 6 hours. Overall wouldnt recommend this route. Doesnt deserve any stars.
climberuk - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Novice
prycey - AltLd β - 03/Jun/09
Loose - belay boulder came flying off down the hill when the weight of two was applied to it- scary.... took so long and being unexpectedly harder than anticipated we ran out of time to complete Tower Ridge.
I lead pitch 1 /2 we climbed in a 4 for pitch 3 and 4 i led pitch 5 paul led pitch 6-
cayteye - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Paul Highams
tradguy - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Rob Munday, Ed Lamb, katy dartford
ed_1973 - AltLd - 01/Jun/09 with paul highams
Hidden - Jun/09
cpforbes - AltLd O/S - Jun/09
Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/09
Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/09
jonnie3430 - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Nikki and Cora
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/09
mikemartin - AltLd - 12/Aug/08
J Brown - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Kevin Brown
kbrown - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/08 with J Brown
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08
trigger118 - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08 with Ian Gunn
Adderbury Climber - AltLd O/S - 26/May/08 with Jonathan Gunn
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/07
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with crossdressingrodney
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/07 with victim of mathematics
We took a slight 'deviation' (aka got lost) on the lower flanks.
andrewbooth1000 - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Pete Smith
Martin Thompson - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/06 with Hendo
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/06
Martin Thompson - Solo - Jul/06
Hidden - Lead - Jun/06
Neil Adams - AltLd - 2006 with Andy N
CurlyStevo - AltLd - 2006
Hidden - AltLd - 2006
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/04
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Aug/03
nickdonohue - AltLd - Aug/03 with Mark McCarthy
4hrs very cloudy and wet. My mobile took a dive which tool 1 hr to retreive the precious sim card!!!
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/01 with Sam
steveP - AltLd O/S - Jun/01 with Frank Popham
Direct start to a solo of Tower Ridge.
arose - Solo - Jun/01
Hidden - Mar/01
Hidden - 2000
akhughes - 2000
MarkDavies36 - Lead O/S - 1997
DundeeDave - 2nd - 20/Jul/96 with Ben Hughes
Rhian Wood - 1995
In the rain!
Steve Crowe - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/84 with LM
Hidden - 1982
neil3965 - Lead - Jul/77 with Julie Blythe
As Tower Ridge proper
uphillnow - Lead - Jul/60 with Tony Smith