Ticklists: Great Wall Climbs of the UK.
|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Nick Wallis||?/Sep||2nd β||
James Hall, Stan
E2 for how poorly protected and run out the route is. I basically solo'd up to the mini-ledge before the roof, placed a superlight offset the size of a large matchstick, then got some absolutely bomber gear in the weird undercut pockets before the crux. I was mainlining on adrenaline and fear by this point. Clipped the crap looking peg just to have 1 more quickdraw on my rope. The crux is totally different to the route and is actually a bit of a relief having huge jugs to swing around on, though the moves are pretty hard. Complete sandbag in the guidebook on what is actually a pretty dangerous route. Wouldn't recommend to anyone unless they have a good head and are totally solid at sketchy E1/E2. That said, it is good!
|Nick Russell||10/Sep/14||AltLd O/S||
I led the easy P1; Alex P2. A bit of a runout there! Nice juggy climbing through the roof.
|Alex Winter||10/Sep/14||AltLd O/S||
Led crux second pitch. Wasn't expecting the runout to the roof. Put the fear of god into me.
scary run out, backed off 3m from overlap
Bold, delicate face climbing contrasted with a safe and thuggish finish.
Alt leads, because I lead the bold part and couldn't do the steep bit, so swapped with Rozzy who finished it off.
|Brian Rodgers||14/Sep/13||Lead O/S||
Esther Bott, Simon Pape
|Justin T||08/Sep/13||Lead O/S|
Thinner on gear than I recall.
|James Oswald||20/Sep/12||Lead rpt||
A scary ascent. Upon getting to the belay it began to drizzle incredibly lightly. Began climbing quickly to get out of there soon. The juggy 5a wall started to get wetter as the rain increased. After getting a stack of reasonable RPs in I downclimbed but as I did a hand slipped off a wet hold. 3 RPs held me, the shit one fell out. It then stopped raining and I got on with it, albeit quite gripped. The moves through the roof are burly and hard for 5b. Tough climbing, leave an ab rope in place to aid the ascent of the horrendous loose slope. Was glad for colin lowering a loop of the ab rope down to us. Much better to ab into than walk across from around the indy 500. Super route.
scary, although the climbing is easy
Bold for e1.ran out of time for destiny. Roof easy.
|Alex the Alex||?/Aug/12||2nd|
|Andy Clarke||07/Sep/11||AltLd O/S||
Good choice for greasy conditions, with positive holds on edges and flakes. Led P1. Gave myself black eye extricating gear above roof!
really run it out up to the roof on the what i thought run out 5a climbing. Again greasy well I accept it now. Moves threw roof great fun big jugs easy 5b. top route. This sea salt grease is making things more fun for me anyway.
led crux pitch. stunning.
Giles Cornah, Andrew Wielochowski
Justin Ford, Nancy Jones
Fantastic booming flake climbing up the face without much gear. lots of gear just below hard pull through the roof.
|3 Names||08/Aug/10||Lead O/S|
|irish paul||31/May/10||2nd O/S||
K & AB
|chris wyatt||16/Sep/08||AltLd O/S||
Great route. Nik got the plum pitch. WARNING: Our abseil rope was badly cut here and I believe there is danger that some of the cemented in blocks on the mud slope could be pulled off. Take care!
Nik and Hugh
fell once, then completed. Very wet as rain storm came in while on the route.
|dan gibson||02/Sep/08||2nd O/S||
Great route. Bit wet under the roof, and bold in the middle, but great fun.
|zero six||?/Aug/08||Lead O/S|
|Steve Crowe||?/Sep/07||2nd O/S||
|Rich Kirby||?/Aug/00||Lead O/S|
Terrific solid E1.