P1 was a tough fight. And chucking rain at us on p2 was a cheap trick born of desperation. But it only steeled our resolve, and we pushed on to emerge victorious. Darkinbad defeated!
AlexD - 2nd β - 02/Aug/15 with Ed
Awesome route and a dream tick. Foot slipped just before the crux, pulled the ropes and clean next go. P1 just keeps on coming - I didn't have much left to give on the final crack leading to the belay. I was steeled for P2 to be more of the same, but fortunately the difficulty does relent. Chuffed.
Ed Babs - Lead G/U - 02/Aug/15 with AlexD
Amazing! Pretty steady and mostly very good gear. Took a good lob with an annoying foot slip at the crux.
Adam Booth - Lead G/U - 20/Jul/15 with Ed Booth
Fell off both pitches! Scary start then well protected. Tough. Fantastic.
pete johnson - AltLd dog - 18/Jul/15 with Conor Shepherd
Glad to finally do this beauty.
R2B - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/15 with Tom N
Misha - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/15 with Phil
OMG.....what a route! Great lead from Misha, falling from 1st section did not bare thinking about. 1st pitch sublime sustained technical 5c/6a, very happy to get this clean. Second pitch total contrast powerful overhang, fell off after wasting energy retrieving stuck nut and sorting out sequence. One of the best routes I have done in nearly 40 years of climbing.
philhilo - 2nd - 28/Jun/15 with misha
P1 only. Was really close but came off crux. Bit gutting after 2 1/2 hours of effort. It's an amazing route.
Bristoldave - Lead dog - 21/Mar/15 with Derwood
cool to get on a route that I'm unlikely to ever be able to climb... really good effort from Dave... v close
dbrooks - 2nd dog - 21/Mar/15 with Dr Dave
Led both pitches. P1 was a real slow train with tricky route finding at the end of the traverse, P2 is immaculate and compliments it well. Brilliant climbing and positions. One to remember.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Colin
Brilliant climbing which flows perfectly, gear and rests appear just as you really need them - there is a lot of hard climbing.
Joughton - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/14
So glad I managed so summon up the courage for the scary start. Immaculate sustained climbing. First pitch one of the best I've ever done, though I found the second just as hard, if safer. Topped out 5mins before getting drenched by a squall. Raced there straight after doing Il Duce - memorable day!
quiffhanger - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Peter Hill
Seconded P1 clean and P2 in the rain, less clean. Brilliant climbing.
theotherpetehill - 2nd - 08/Aug/14 with Ross McKerchar
malx - Lead O/S - Aug/14
bigie bob - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14
Lead both pitches. Unchalked and straight after 7 hours of driving without a warm up route. Found it pretty tricky in places, especially finding the best holds up after the traverse and then randomly got massive leg shake on the second pitch, thought I was going to fall off that too. Glad to have done it, might have a few years break before I go back for black magic though.
tim newton - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with jon stewart
lead p1. What an outstanding route. Probably the best i have ever climbed. unrelenting. just perfect. emotional.
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 28/May/14 with james marjot
Dan-Cheetham - 2014
Lead the 2nd pitch. What an amazing route
climbingsheep - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/13 with Anna Duckett, Mike Watson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13
alice fuller - 2nd dog - Mar/13
Lead P1. One of the best routes I've done.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Jack Metcalfe
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/12
Lead P1, finished up Eroica.
pezzerrr - AltLd dnf - 10/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012
Rob Greenwood - UKC - AltLd - 2012
Led both pitches.
Dave Turnbull, BMC - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Chris Rees
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11
Pippa - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Jon
lead pitch 2
tuftynick - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/11 with rich cross
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jun/11
datoon - AltLd - 31/May/11 with K
khawk - AltLd - 31/May/11 with DT
GeoffG - 2011
Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Sep/10
feilx - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/10 with Heather
Fucking yeeda! High on the wishlist. The main pitch is just phoenomenal. The bold start isnt to bad (5c), then lots of brilliant 5b-6a climbing between great gear. Memorable moves for a long pitch. 7a/+.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Mikey G
2nd pitch. Just seconding the first pitch was super inspiring! but 2nd pitch is not without its charms, fantastic exposure and one quite hard move (probably 6a)
Mike Goldthorp - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/10 with alex mason
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Andy Reeve
Great technical slab route.
Ally Baba - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Tony Stone, Mcgeek
Ally lead this route & tony lead black magic. They suggested I combined start of black magic with darkinbad finnish, thus making a more sustained pitch. I was on feet for far too long, I hate slabs and I have the most pathetic sport climbing legs in the world! felt miserable, sh*&tin maself and even wished I wasn't there at one point. Awesome route and well worth 5*'s.
mgeek - Lead β - 12/Jul/10 with ally swinton, Tony Stone
John Mcshea - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Justin Timms
Justin T - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/10 with John Mcshea
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10
one of the best routes iv'e done in the uk
dan gibson - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with michael porter
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08
Led second pitch
tuftynick - AltLd rpt - 2008 with Dave Ferguson
Wow. Stunning line. Too hard for me though, lobbed off on the first pitch and wussed out on the second. I'll be back when I am stronger!
feilx - Lead dog - 18/Jun/06 with Crazy Tom
felix was very close to getting this clean, but feel on the crux. i did the same on second. didnt do the second pitch but escaped up eroica.
beanfingers - 2nd dog - 18/Jun/06 with felix
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 2005
Davros the Psyched - Lead O/S - 2005
tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2003 with Tidy
Completely amazing, one of the very best routes in Britain. Second pitch is pretty taxing too
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/01 with Viv
sadams - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/00 with John Boyle
It brings a tear to my eye...perfect route, perfect day, flashed
ecowaller - Lead O/S - 2000 with Wendy Sampson
Tim M - 2nd - 2000
Pitch 1 only as there was an epic downpower and we had to aid out up Eroica!
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/99 with Roy Thomas
Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/97
Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/97 with jon
phardman - 1997
Hidden - Lead RP - Jun/96
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/95
Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/94
mattnuttall - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/94 with Alan Holden
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994
Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 07/Aug/93 with Phil Baker
Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Jul/93
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/93
whispering nic - AltLd O/S - 25/May/92 with Graham Iles
keefe - 26/May/91 with Glenn Sutcliffe
Glenn Sutcliffe - 26/May/91 with keefe
ChrisJD - 2nd - 1991 with LukeS
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 1990 with John Jefferies, Chris Calow
Led first pitch
shark - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/89 with Stu Bolton
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 19/Jul/89 with Keith Turton
frank ramsay - AltLd - Apr/89 with crispin waddy
Johnny Baker - Lead - Jun/88 with Nigel Birtwell
Hidden - AltLd - 1988
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/87
charlesmfrench - 2nd - 1986 with Ian Milne
Mike Owen - 25/Jul/85 with Simon King
Hidden - 1973