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
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
acb44 - AltLd - May/13
Hidden - 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 Toreador
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
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
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
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
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/03
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
runestone - 2000
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
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 16/Jun/90 with Debbie Wilkinson
andyfeds - AltLd - 1990 with Andy C
johnkeith - 1990 with Brenda Callander
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 O/S - 14/Apr/71