Got to the big crack, then got into crack, and couldn't move. Tried the other way round (facing cliff), but even worse. Prompted to put some gear in, then climbed up edge a metre, then got into crack. Used various "thrutching"-related techniques, and traversed across crack to reach ledge and back wall. Hard work, but safe once you are in the crack!kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Loic
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Ben Selby
lcullum7 - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Joe Rudin, Mike Mason, Ky Aizawa
Nice introduction to Off widthing. . . painful but enjoyable experience!
RUDIN.J.D.H - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/13 with Kyoichi Aizawa
Utterly awesome, book yourself in for a skin graft before you undertake the monster! An utter must do, and once you're in the crack its pretty much impossible to fall, just to wedge yourself deeper in. If you're debating it, go and do it! Also (beta alert) you won't fit any cam ever made into it, sorry!
ianstevens - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13
3 star classic VS..More blood donated here than to the NHS. HVS if you forget your car jack.
Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Ian Stevens
Backed off this one as getting into the chimney wasn't going to be trivial!
cbeard - Solo dnf - 13/Oct/12
Brilliant fun, caving experience and a svelte stature are useful prerequisits!
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/12 with Francis Charlesworth
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/12
Found this pretty easy due to my wide experience of caving. Little tricky getting into the crack but once established very straightforward thrutching which eases towards the top
pembrokeshirecaver - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/12
First off-width, rested on rope a couple of times but completed it "off-width" style
Ross.Cooper - TR dog - 07/Jun/12 with Dan Geh
lovely off-width fun, should of lead it really.
Dan Geh - TR O/S - 07/Jun/12
yarrow - TR dog - 07/Jun/12 with Dan Geh
A great struggle. My first off-width. Had a soggy but fun time in there!
AMJ098 - TR O/S - 06/Jun/12
Didn't really think through what I was (literally) getting into, until it was far too late. Credit to Chris for holding back the laughter as long as possible whilst I was thrutching around with groundfall potential. Probably one of my favourite HVS's yet.
funsized - Lead O/S - Apr/12
climbingchica - TR - 17/Sep/10
Michelle laybacked it up and had a nightmare. i just managed to get in the crack but also had a night mare. it is sooo tight that you can't do anything once you are in.
Rob Hirst - TR O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Michelle Hordern
dont bother bring a big cam, its too wide. Proably 5.9 squeeze, slightly narrower than Monolith Crack.
david morse - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/10 with siobhan
Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/May/10
no gear where it matters unless you have giant cams so top roped. squeezed into the crack and thrutched up it. Nasty and slow.
Ed morris - TR O/S - 23/Oct/09 with mark dwyer
bloody horrible crack...got up the start no problems, but actually getting into the crack?!
Not one of us could do it...and there were 4 attempts...in retrospect, probably laybacking the moves at the lower part of the crack (big balls required) and then squeezing in further up may have worked better.
liaml89 - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/09 with Ben Robinson
Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Jan/08
max_chan - TR O/S - May/04
jamie ward - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/03 with Chris Comrie
Hidden - 2nd - Aug/00
belay bunny turned bad - 2000
Nigel Coe - Lead - 1997 with Dick Hanson
iskra2000 - 2nd - 12/Nov/95 with Mark Leach