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Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Mar/14

Tricky moves to start, quite bold in the middle whilst gaining the ledge. No extra trad protection required really though...just need to have a word with yourself and commit!! Great view from the top. Note: Take care with the uppermost lower off bolt as the nut is loose!!
shaunstar9 - Lead β - 16/Mar/14 with Leigh

leigh - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14 with Shaun

chrisclimber - Lead O/S - Sep/13

chrisclimber - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

jonlord - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

jayyaj - Lead - 28/Jul/13 with Alex Herbert

I returned to face my nemisis. IUts still my nemisis! I freaked out a bit on the ledge again... After decsending so that my partner (thanks Jason X) could go back up and put in some extra trad protection, I did it. Just a wire on top of the overhanging block makes a huge difference.
AlexHerbert79 - Lead RP - 28/Jul/13 with Jason Harris

craigaj.ace - Lead - 25/Jul/13 with James

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Gareth Lewis

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Kirsty Kerr

rdpounder - 12/Jul/13

SamJones974 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Sam Stokes

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/13 with Sam Jones

Amazing views at the top.
BoHeMlo - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13

torsok - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Nigel

LittleEm - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13

gripped01 - Lead - 19/May/13 with Jim Jarvis, Dave Tait

Rowan Mitchell - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Andre Steele

mallardhealhook - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

evhall - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with Steve P, jon M

The last move was quite bold - for me!
wilsers - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with James Wilson, Pete Bale

Pete lead it first then I went up on a bottom rope - Dad belayed.
James Wilson - TR O/S - 06/May/13 with Pete Bale, Andy Wilson

Go to go back. First day leading outdoors. Reached the ledge but couldn't quite overcome my nerves to move out right and over the boulder. Good tip on other climbers logbook to use a wire. Next time!!
AlexHerbert79 - Lead dnf - 06/May/13

jiggerypokery - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Rosea Day, Paul Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

marsden.d.paul - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Jamie

youbecame - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/12

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 08/Nov/12 with Brennen Page

brenzy83 - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/12 with Sam Stokes

callumdavey92 - TR β - 08/Nov/12 with Brennen Page, Sam Stokes

Hard start for the grade. The moves go right from the large ledge so the top 2 bolts are not in a great position. Take some wires to avoid a potential slapper!
Rob Griffiths - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12

sianabanana - 2nd dog - 30/Sep/12 with Anna

Not hard, but has its awkward moments.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Rob

mike reed - 15/Sep/12

JamesColeman - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/12

CraigMcAteer - Lead rpt - 16/May/12 with mark thomas,jap

Found getting off the ground difficult but eventually found the right combination. Was to scared to move off the ledge to finish. Repeated on a top rope to find that there were very nice big holds when you do manage to pull up and over.
sianabanana - Lead dnf - 13/May/12 with Simon, Gemma

jamespilgrim - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Mark

Nice climb, bit of an awkward start, and I got a bit too comfy on the big ledge and had to have a word with myself to leave it! at least i didnt have to have a sit down on it like Neil did though!
The Norris - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with neil

Basturd Crack!!
Stuart.Adams - Lead dnf - 17/Mar/12 with Ali Ross, Tom Adams

mrfeebus - 2012

shoulders - Lead - 16/Nov/11 with dai

Neil Tucker - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with Robert Bronsdon, Richard Reynolds

Got quite a way up then couldn't figure out my way off the big ledge. Bailed :-( My first attempts at outdoor sport weren't great.
Country_Boy - Lead dnf - 08/Oct/11 with Anton

tomhill#1 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with tomturrell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11

McKEuan - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Jamie Townsend

Dandan82 - Lead β - 22/Aug/11 with Lisa Marsh

Carnie Lisa - 2nd β - 22/Aug/11 with Dan Verge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with ah, jg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/11

JamieTown - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Tom Adams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/11

really enjoyed the experience
dawesbub - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/11 with Ben Matthews

Dave Toseland - Lead RP - 2011 with Dan, Fred

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Trisha Murphy

Jenny Seaborne - Lead β - 11/Aug/10

needs big confident moves - the holds are there!
hms - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10

Straightforward and enjoyable.
eroica64 - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Rehan

SamStokes - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/10 with Ed Coombes

Ed Coombes - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with crazyfool

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/10

Rustyshanks - Lead - 23/Jun/10 with Sam Lemkey

jpalmer - Lead - Jun/10 with bro

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

BB1 - TR - 18/Apr/10

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

Very nice moves near the top.
Fatclimber - Lead - 04/Apr/10 with Self Belayed

Sam W - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Nina Jenkinson

brices - Lead O/S - 2010

not the best!
Days on Rock - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Rich R

Turbo - Lead β - 18/Jul/09 with Sam

james.lane - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Tom Cann

tincann - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with James Lane

I really liked this climb .. interesting start, then lovely bridging moves up and nice sequence to get onto the face at the top .. lovely.

Watch out for the loose large hanging flake low down (about thrid move up the route). It's big and it's loose and it may well hit your belayer!
Dax - Lead O/S - 12/May/09 with Ward

the rec - TR rpt - 12/May/09 with Darrell

peaches69 - Lead O/S - 10/May/09 with sarah

Rustyshanks - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with V Lapping

rain stopped play at the penultimate bolt. Free snapgate for the next person up there!
the rec - Lead dnf - 07/May/09 with Darrell

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Mar/09

leigh - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Ed

Hidden - 2009

Spicerman - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Marv

Harphead - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Spicerman

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/08

Tim W - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Matt Kilner, Jamie Moss

Sam W - Lead - 26/Jul/08 with Tom Bide

Quirina - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/08 with Nick Eaton

3 Names - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Sumee Holloway

Caspar - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08 with scorpia97

Hjort - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Jam Mortimer

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 12/May/08 with Jam

SamStokes - Lead O/S - 08/May/08 with Sam Clarke

Clarky10 - Lead - 08/May/08 with Sam Stokes

webbe01 - TR O/S - 08/May/08 with Sam Clarke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Apr/07

Paul Robertson - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Tony Payne

Outdoorfun37 - 2nd - 12/Aug/03

Hidden - 2000

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Style of ascent

Lead90 of 111 (81.1%)
Followed10 of 111 (9.0%)
Toproped5 of 111 (4.5%)
Unknown6 of 111 (5.4%)

'Climbed'21 of 111 (18.9%)
clean O/S63 of 111 (56.8%)
clean β8 of 111 (7.2%)
clean rpt8 of 111 (7.2%)
clean RP2 of 111 (1.8%)
dogged2 of 111 (1.8%)
dnf6 of 111 (5.4%)
Unknown1 of 111 (0.9%)