Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/14
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Aug/14
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Katy Vose
OERees - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/14
rich.manterfield - AltLd O/S - Jul/14 with Josh Fawcett
ambrooker - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Tom
Long day out. Al lost a contact lens and the scrambling pitches at the top of the mountain took longer than expected.
chiverstom - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Alice
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Aug/13
louby - AltLd - 22/Aug/13 with Chris Burn
Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Aug/13
So good we went up twice.
Jake Young - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/13 with Mike
An awesome route climbed with Ben Graham. 8 hrs from hut to hut, although we did get a bit held up on the early pitches (which are shared with other routes) and at the abseil (which can be a bottle neck, as all routes finish on the small summit). Good climbing on sound rock and very dry at an 8am start considering the storm that soaked us on the walk in to the hut the previous night! A couple of pitches in the middle section were very thin on bolts - one 40m+ pitch with lots of laybacking was totally trad after one bolt before an overhanging move next to the belay! Worth having a selection of cams! We took the decission to climb around the 6a pitch, as a Spanish team were struggling on it and a storm was moving in. It was a shame to miss the pitch, but more important to get ahead of them and get off the summit (which is a perfect lighning conductor!) before the storm broke. The route as a whole felt VS 4c, with elements of HVS 5a. We climbed it in 14 pitches and with no issues regarding route finding. The descent is very pleasant by Alpine standards - a couple of 25m abseils from good chains and an easy down scramble traverse to the cairned path which leads to cold beers & a genuine welcome from the very friendly staff back at the hut! :)
carlh - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/12
tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Harry Martin
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - Aug/12 with Tom S, Max
guy757 - 09/Jul/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/11
went a bit off route in middle, Lots of bolts replacing the pitons, few cams were used. long day in a three! Good mountain crag and hut!
J1PEF - AltLd - 23/Sep/11 with beds
Big day in a 3...Great route, did some variations lot's...and ended up doing crack pitch onto arete and then some easy chossy pitches up the right onto the 'ledge' led a 6b pitch abed down....then traversed left back onto the Madier route and up. Tricky route finding with French topo. Abseil descent is a luxury compared to some get off's! Down and back to hut by 20.15. Guardian waiting for us, and remember Craig NO! She sleeps on her own!!
beds74 - AltLd - 22/Sep/11 with Craig Hartley, Jon Peffer
hartleycsh - 2nd - 22/Sep/11 with jon peffer, Paul Bedford
glenngordon - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/11 with bomber harris
Brilliant route, great day. First 3 pitches still wet in places so had route to ourselves. Fissure Madier was superb but hard
Martin Haworth - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/11 with Andy
Stunning route.Struggled to second Madier fissure with rucksack; I would give this pitch sustained F6b or top end E1 and the rest of the route beween VS and HVS. Just made it down to the hut for dinner!
Andrew Sloan - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/11
Stunning route on a stunning mountain! We took a set of nuts, but didn't need them, although a couple of cams proved useful.
Ken Applegate - AltLd - 22/Aug/11 with Scott Kirkhope
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11
awesome climb with some of the best views i've ever seen
roberto18 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/10
jshields - AltLd - 04/Aug/10 with Ian Hicks
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - Aug/10 with Joe
basvdploeg - 2010
Absolutely stunning day out. Jason led majority (about 12) out of the apprx 16 pitches, including the tough ones at the top.
andy mcc - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Jason King
What a mountain. Stunning to look at, stunning rock, stunning surroundings and stunning climbing!
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with John
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Dave Johnson
jasper11 - 2008 with Gaz Morgan
sgl - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/07 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/07
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 23/Jul/07
TimPerkin - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/07 with Colin Beechey
Hidden - 30/Aug/06
Lead first 4 pitches
graniterocks - AltLd - Sep/05 with Anirban Gupta, Shane Topley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03
A great climb on a superb natural feature: a rock cathedral dominating its wild cwm. As the spire narrows towards the top, you get some thrilling exposure, but the routes also get pretty close together and we finished up doing a couple of pitches of Visite Obligatpoire. Definitely no loss of quality - everything on this must be superb.
Andy Clarke - AltLd - 29/Jul/03 with James
Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - Aug/01 with Graham Exley
nige pacer - AltLd O/S - Jul/98
Hidden - Lead - Aug/97
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/97
NickJH - AltLd O/S - Jul/97 with JThomas
Snowed at the top
Chris Ellis - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/95 with Louise Pellett
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1995
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/94
Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994
auld al - 2nd O/S - Jul/90
jcw - 1967