JohnBear - Solo - 26/Aug/14
jon59 - 22/Jul/14
KevB - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Jon Evans
sprout3099 - Lead - 25/Jun/14 with Becky Wood
Remarkably steep and sustained for its grade! Can't think of anything in Wales or Scotland that compares. Up New West, down Old, up Rib and Slab, down Slab and Notch. A great morning out.
alan moore - Solo - 22/Jun/14
petegunn - AltLd - 20/Jun/14 with Davina
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14
Nigel Bond - Lead - 14/Jun/14 with Colin Hutton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14
Great route, ran first 3 pitches together. Matt had the chimney, lovely thrutch-fest! Great expedition feel ending on top of a pinnacle and abbing off, great fun.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Matt Harris
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14
Either climbed as a second or as the third with Geoff. Climb made difficult by us climbing up with daysacks. Brutal walk in but wirth it for the climb.
alikirk - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Richard Goodbody
long walk in, great climb.
j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13
Excellent! One of the best mountain routes I've been on. Linked P1 and 2 together to save a bit of time. Difficult chimney on P4. Some brilliant positions.
MikeLell - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Emma Parkinson
Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/13
I led P1 and P2 together and P4, Ian led P3 and P5 together.
Darrell Read - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Ian Johnson
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13
Slick - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with Kevin Vans-Colina, Isabel Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13
xusa - 2nd O/S - Jun/13
Overrated...two classic rock routes that overlap...contrived.
Rib & slab much more enjoyable.
beds74 - Lead - 26/May/13 with Rebecca Edwards
With Nick Morphet, great route
AdamCB - AltLd - May/13
Hidden - 2013
Andy Chadwick - 2013
Andy Chadwick - 2013
andybirtwistle - 2013
Moved together in big boots with one belay at the foot of the chimney. Nice climbing throughout.
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Lawrence Dudley
moved together,climbed in big boots.one belay under main chimney.finished direct up the chimney at Severe(last pitch of Sodom)as without guide book!
tomshanti - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/12 with Max Streeton
In big boots and with three quickdraws it felt a bit run-out.
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Ben Lewis, Dave Williamson
bigredsquirrel - 2nd - 05/May/12 with Mr Fuller
Good route, terrible walk in!
Theeni - AltLd - 07/Apr/12 with Matt Kemp
First pitch Rib and wall, and on from the first belay on new west.
tobyk - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Emma Akam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jan/12
tapley - 2012
tapley - 2012
Callum Anderson - 2012
JonG - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11
Damp and slimy all the way which provided an excellent chimney crux.
moose ridd - AltLd - 04/Sep/11 with M.Sadler
Danny Crump - Lead - 05/Aug/11 with John Andrews
Gary A S - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with JB
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11
In two pitches on a more direct variation. Led from ground to junction with Rib and Slab.
Will Hunt - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Dan Matthewman
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Kris & Mark
myoung - AltLd - 30/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11
I led the first 2 pitches in one, and the chimney/traverse pitch, ie the same as last time, oops. Even better than I remember it.
Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 26/Mar/11 with Rob
bit chilly !
lithos - 26/Mar/11 with Simon C
brianrunner - 2011
bsmedz - 2011
rurp - Lead - 2011
bullybones - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/10
electriclinz - AltLd - 09/Oct/10 with Robert
Moving together less than in 35 minutes.
Diggler - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10 with andyob
Raggar - AltLd - 23/Jun/10 with Ian M, Jon B
Spade - AltLd - 19/Jun/10 with Jim Turner
Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10
Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jez Hadall
Superb route. Easy to run first two guidebook pitches together, on third possibly continue to belay at chockstone 9m up chimney pitch, and from there lead through to the top - but that would miss the wonderful stance at the end of the traverse out of the chimney.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Cath Sullivan
Stephen Halliday - Lead β - 15/May/10 with Finn Curry
Finn Curry - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Stephen Halliday
jl - Solo O/S - 09/May/10 with No Partner
Led 1st pitch only
Simon K - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with NE
sass - 2010
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09
dave josling - 2nd - Oct/09
Fantastic, the traverse left to the chimney pitch is awesome. Well worth the epic hike from Buttermere on its own, let alone a tricky old chimney for fun and games... terrific.
jimorothy - Lead - 25/Aug/09 with Rachel Crolla
nakedave - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with Tom Hull
tomhull - AltLd - 13/Jun/09 with dave thornley
The chimney and the traverse just before it are the crux and definately vdiff in standard
alexanderpatton - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Alex Kidgell
alexkidgell - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Alex Patton
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/09
It was snowing at 1 degree, when started climbing at 15:15. After her lead of P1, Claudia took a fall in P2 as she went off-route, and twisted a knee a little. I lead P3 at the last light, then we abseiled of Jordan Gap with a 50m single rope and pull cord for 2 pitches. Unfortunately the ropes got stuck after P2. We set up the pulley system and tried to release it for 2.5 hrs, but failed and so abandoned the ropes. Due to her injury it took 4 hours for us to descend to the carpark - 21 hours from carpark to carpark. Epic!
masa-alpin - AltLd dog - 12/Apr/08 with Claudia
Rich Clague - Lead - Jan/08
Hidden - Lead - 2008
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/07
Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/07
Hidden - Solo - 05/May/07
Hidden - Solo - 05/May/07
In 4 pitches, guidebook pitches 1+2 combined. I led 1 and 3. Excellent stuff, even on the chimney pitch where I made the mistake of following the guidebook description instead of the polish...
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Carmen
Climbed 4 out of 5 pitches of what we thought was New West. Turned out we were wrong! Got into difficulty and had to self-rescue, abandoning a stuck rope in the process. A bit of an epic, all told.
d80f0u - AltLd dnf - 14/Oct/06 with Alex
Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/06
abbeywall - AltLd - 03/Aug/05 with K
Led pitch 1-3. PR off route on last pitch.
Simon K - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/05 with PR,JB
Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 2005 with Clare
AndyRitchie - 2nd - 10/Jul/04 with Roger Chaldecott
John Kettle - AltLd - 2004
Hidden - 2004
biggianthead - 19/Apr/03 with T
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/03
Fatherof2 - AltLd - Jun/02 with John
What an epic. Started pouring with rain at the top of the first pitch and didn't stop for the rest of the day. After several failed attempts to find the way off we got benighted. I spent the night removing slugs from my rucksack. A great learning experience. Good route though. Some very exposed belays.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 2002 with Mark Collins
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/00
Hidden - 2000
bullybones - 2000
ColdAndWet - Lead - 1998
rob k - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/97
kevp - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Mike Vogler
Tenko - Jun/95 with Kev Wilson
bivi below route. A bit wet and slimy to start but improving a lot as we got further up. Really good route.
Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/94 with Paola Parenti
Hidden - 2nd - Aug/93
biggianthead - Jun/93 with T
Hidden - AltLd - 1992
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 16/Jun/90 with Debbie Wilkinson
andyfeds - AltLd - 1990 with Andy C
Hidden - 1990
Andy Say - Solo - 22/Aug/88
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 01/Jul/87
Hammy - Solo - 05/Jun/87
lithos - Lead - 1987 with dave stokes
JohnHutch - Lead - 10/Jun/82 with HRB
biggianthead - Jun/82 with G
99bolivar - 1982
Tom V - 1980
Hidden - Aug/78
RichardMc - AltLd - 25/May/76 with Dave Langmead
Chris Craggs - 1975
Hidden - AltLd - 1974
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/71