Cook's Tour* VD
[Claire negotiating the flake on pitch 4, Cooks Tour, Pavey Ark, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Claire negotiating the flake on pitch 4, Cooks Tour, Pavey Ark © Sue Underwood
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This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15

Raggar - AltLd - 19/Jun/15

Petarghh - AltLd - 07/Apr/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/15

I led 4th pitch.
clint87 - AltLd - 04/Jan/15

gunnarofhlidarend - AltLd - 2015

Martyn Nicholson - 2015

Smith42 - AltLd - 16/Nov/14 with Lindsay Yule

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/14

keithlambley - AltLd - 07/Sep/14 with Graham T, Jim L

johnkeith - Solo - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/14

Matthew Robinson - Solo - 05/Aug/14

Jodgson - AltLd O/S - Jul/14 with Sam Marks

Trek through steep vegetation - this phrase negates any starring.
farmus21 - Solo - 21/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/14

robbiek - AltLd - 19/Apr/14 with Dan Staff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Dan_Staff - AltLd - 19/Apr/14 with Robbie King

Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/14

1st & last pitches good, others were rubbish, I should have been wearing a pith helmet!
paulerussell - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Jason

slim rack, big boots, botany alternating with good rock; alpine training
joemallia - AltLd rpt - 25/Jun/13 with Fidel Sciamanna

bclifton - Lead - 2013

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 2013 with Cath Sullivan

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Sep/12

Guidebook comments about difficulty in wet are correct...
joe_lancs - Lead - 23/Aug/12

ClimberJimmyB - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Ted Carefoot

Not a lot of rock climbing for the height gained but at least the full pitch of waist deep steaming jungle made me laugh. What climbing there is is pretty good if a little bold for the grade. A 30m rope made some of the (FRCC Selective) pitch lengths appear slightly suspect. All in all a nice day out on a pretty scrappy route.
jkarran - Lead - 12/Aug/12 with Sarah

Pitch 1 is good climbing, a little tough for the grade. Nice airy traverse in pitch 4. Pitch 5 is bold but straightforward. Route is somewhat spoiled by 2 pitches of thrashing through bracken in the middle.
Josh_West - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jul/12

Dr Rorlasaurus - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Luke Wolsey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

alexanderbeetle - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with Laura Edwards

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/12

First pitch has a hard move or two with poor protection, then goes up through thick vegetation - followed by a grassy walk and then finally some good and steep moves on the last pitch and a half!
Stuart Hurworth - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Marcus Levens

nickcj - Lead - 12/May/12

Not what I'd call a classic - a rubbish route! Top pitch was ridiculously poorly protected for a V. Diff., and thrashing through vegeatbles lower down was most unpleasant. As part of a Langdale-link-up - routes on Scout Crag, White Ghyll and Pavey Ark (and ideally would have been Gimmer too, but it was too late by the time we got over there).
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Holly Adamthwaite

Bold last pitch (Off route?)
david221088 - AltLd - 26/Mar/12 with Paul

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/May/11

led 3rd and last pitches, very tricky fist pitch in the rain, last pitch was the best climbing
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 14/May/11 with Nik Goile

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Led 2nd, 3rd and 4th. 2nd and 3rd very scrappy and inconsequential. 4th - nice traverse.
Sue Underwood - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Claire Sephton

Claire Sephton - AltLd - 17/Apr/11 with Sue Underwood

Moved together - Big Boots
Petarghh - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11 with cavemanjack, NickoClimb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/11

Moved together - Big Boots
Jack Loftus - 14/Mar/11 with Pete Hill, Nick

cyd0nian - 2nd - 06/Nov/10 with Tom Whitford, Tom Whitfield

Whitty2012 - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Mike Sherlock, Tom Whitford

Lead pitches 2 and 5.
rockrat - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Luke Armitage

1st & last pitches are good value for V Diff. Excellent bilberries on pitch 2!
Simon2005 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10 with RonC

I led all but pitch 2. The strangest 'classic' that I can remember! Pitch 1 was good (felt more like Severe). Pitch 2 was a walk through the bilberries. Pitch 3 was a walk along a ledge. The first half of pitch 4 was a walk, followed by a couple of nice moves. Then pitch 5 was long and serious with 3 gear placements in 27m. The midges began to descend on pitch 2, and by the time we topped out were unbearable!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Carmen

Steve Hill - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Melinda Hill

minda_kat - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Steve Hill

JdotP - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Crazy Dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - 13/Apr/10

malc - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 2010

awkward move botton of slab, slight detour at the top :-) great sunset. UKC meet
lithos - AltLd - 12/Dec/09 with teflonpete

Jillybean - AltLd - 11/Nov/09 with Sarah

skeight88 - AltLd - Nov/09 with Jill Reinsch

jimsrankin - Solo - 17/Sep/09 with John

John Kettle - Solo - 16/Sep/09

Very vegetated, pitch 3 good exposure on a ledgy traverse. Can imagine would be good in winter.
simonandstacy - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/09 with Chad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09

Moved together. Rubbish route.
bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Bart & Sci

Kirill - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Charles Moreton

cem - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Kirill Spiridonov

igneouscarl - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Tom Stahl

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/09

Pretty vegetated! Top pitch of some interest.
Skinny Kin - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Byrn Roberts

Merlin - AltLd O/S - 22/Nov/08 with Alex Elliot

odox - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08 with NUMC

helen got lost on p 2&3. was a bit interesting but slow. Good exposure towards the end.
duzinga - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Helen

led 1st and third pitches
tiga271 - AltLd - 14/May/08 with Dave

cat22 - AltLd O/S - Feb/08 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07

nunnyboy - 2nd - Aug/07

Andy S - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Laura

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/07

davetigger - 2007

peas65 - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/06

peteetheridge - 2006 with Mark Blackwell

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/05

Whitt - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Matt Harris

Without doubt the very worst and most unpleasant climb I've ever done! Top of first pitch includes, as my climbing partner put it, the 'hanging gardens of Babylon'! Other pitches not much better.
alicia - 2nd - May/04 with Jamie

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jun/03

tobydunford - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Sarah Wysling

Hidden - Lead - Jun/02

Hidden - 30/Jul/01

Hidden - Lead - Jun/98

Hidden - Lead - Apr/96

In the pouring rain !
babymoac - Lead - 22/Nov/92 with Jane B

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/87

Climbed Crescent Slabs, then down Jack's Rake, then up Cook's Tour, a nice way up the crag
rogerskews - AltLd - 1985 with Bob Adams

Hammy - Lead - 19/Jun/84 with Neil Boggan

Hammy - Solo - 06/Aug/82

Downclimbed it!
Bob - Solo - 27/Apr/82

99bolivar - AltLd - 1979

Nigel Bond - Lead - 16/Jul/78 with Martin Crosby

Lord of Starkness - 1978

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 09/Aug/77 with Martin Veale, Dave Crookes

Hidden - Aug/75

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/71

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
eliza, melvin, Sarah R

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