This will get a lot harder when then the very small flake on the slab breaks off (it's very loose at the minute).
chris smith - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15
found the move up the groove after the slab traverse pretty tough
David Cowley - 2nd dog - 21/Feb/15 with Chris Smith
As two pitches via original start. Crag busy with the lovely sunshine today
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 02/Oct/14 with Liz Lawton
bobpilgrem - AltLd rpt - 02/Oct/14 with Pete
planetmarshall - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14
Hunter72 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/14 with Peter Ibberson
MFB - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/14 with MB
Lee Sheard - AltLd rpt - 04/Sep/14 with judy
foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/14
led p2 and 4
djprepie - AltLd - 26/Aug/14 with stu paton
Couldn't figure out the key move on the second pitch to get over the bulge and traverse out right to gain the main crack. Placed two micro wires in a small crack overhead at the point where I think the route went but bottled it after several attempts. Down-climbed with difficulty.
marcusdanger - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/14
Justin Shiels - Lead - 13/Aug/14 with Chris
quickdrawmcraw - Lead - Aug/14 with liz osbourn
Hidden - 2nd - Aug/14
Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/14 with Steve Livingston
noemie5438 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Amy Goodill
Route seemed pretty dirty and unclimbed. Couldn't figure out the step across, eventually swung across on gear. Rest of the route was fine.
AGoodi - AltLd - 20/Jul/14 with Noemie Perret
Rob Rocket - AltLd rpt - 12/Jul/14 with Neil Porter
Em66 - Jul/14 with Mat
I led P2, straight through to top, skipped the tree belay. Enjoyable, but felt contrived. Took a while working out where to traverse at the start.
1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/14
P1- Matthew ran 2&3 togethor.
Line a bit contrived.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/14 with Matthew
Not a good choice of route if you are climbing as a three.
mikeyjbs - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/14 with Bryan Malone, Patrick Radford
Bryan M - AltLd - 27/Jun/14
barni - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/14 with Bob
pretty crap climbing 3 stars in the new guide...
scott quinn - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/14
alice_loudon - Lead O/S - 26/May/14
Hidden - AltLd - 25/May/14
wrapped in bacon - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with john (Leeds), Daryl
Trobbo - AltLd - 17/May/14 with simon fenna
Al Aston - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14
Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 16/May/14 with Allan Aston, Mark Anstiss
rich_hw - AltLd O/S - 05/May/14 with Pete_PCC
apw - AltLd - 05/May/14 with Richard Williams
lead the first 2 pitches, but bailed out at the crux. Graham lead pitch 3&4 in 1 go and David seconded it. I have to go back some time and finish it.
blue-icefox - AltLd dnf - 05/May/14 with David Barclay, Graham
2010_graham - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14
redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with Mike Watling
mwat - AltLd - 2014
origamib - 2nd O/S - Nov/13
Jolly good fun, just about merits HVS. As two pitches.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 29/Sep/13 with joe_lancs, Cath Sullivan
Jeanie ran the first two guidebook pitches together, I led the next and Jeanie led the final pitch. Found the traverse to the groove hard, took several attempts.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Jeanie
foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/13 with George Humphery
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/13
Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with Clare
Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Alan
p2 + p4
samuel.stevens - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/13
joeflan - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13
Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/13
First pitch of Pluto, other pitches as one.
Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Shaw Brown
Started up Pluto, lead pitch 2 of Pluto and the reversed it. Finished up this! First pitch of Pluto and then finishing up HTD is a good combo.
GPN - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/13 with Annette
Shaw Brown - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with peter metcalfe
With p1 of Pluto (very good)
net - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with George
MFB - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/13 with MB
I did P1,2 and 4
Nicho did 3
jules1990 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Nicho Verney
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/13
sparkass - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Tom Airnes
dtalbot - AltLd - 07/Jul/13 with Charles S
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/13
Lead P1+2, slipped on traverse and had to ab off after hitting ledge
tmather - AltLd dnf - Jul/13
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 26/Jun/13 with Ben Francis
Little B - AltLd - 26/Jun/13 with Simon
Nice move to unlock the lower traverse that took a bit of working out, followed by a short, steep section of climbing. We were sandbagged by the 'VS 4c' in the '89 Langdale guide!
BTphonehome - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Pat
Tried to link P1,2,and 3, but boinked at P3 crux onto in-situ nut; lowered to ledge and let Bram finish the day in two pitches; I got suckered into traversing high, but still had a tough go when on TR
Padraig-US - AltLd dog - 09/Jun/13 with Bram
carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13
rob.grafton - Lead - 01/Jun/13 with Jim
alaster tonge - Lead β - 31/May/13 with Assad Lahlou
only climbed p3&4 as a single pitch.
duzinga - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Jie
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13
Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13
In the sun :-)
Adi Hooper - Lead - 24/May/13 with Duncan Ward
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/May/13
have definitely got to come back and lead this route..
Frank Blakeley - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Mark
Julian Cooper - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Stuart Knott
Rob Rocket - AltLd β - 30/Apr/13 with Rog Wilko
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 30/Apr/13 with Rob Rocket
alexmcmillan - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Phil Jennings
Went to high and went through the overhang.
Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Emma Smith
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/13
Hidden - 04/Apr/13
Trevera - AltLd - 01/Apr/13
flying_red_squirrel - Lead - 03/Mar/13
Hidden - Lead - Feb/13
bclifton - Lead - 2013
Really good fun middle pitch, found the step across pretty hard and almost fell off
A Mountain Journey - Lead - 2013 with Frank
Convinced myself i'd fall off this, but didn't. Middle pitch felt very hard
A Mountain Journey - Lead - 2013 with Frank, Kate
Lead pitches 1 and 3.
MarkRoe - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/12 with Luke Edwards
Luke W Edwards - AltLd - 10/Oct/12 with Mark Roe
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/12
petekeron - AltLd O/S - 08/Oct/12 with Chris Wright
Nice route, first two pitches are not that much, but the top two are pretty great. I traversed too high on the crux traverse into the groove, which left hard 5b ish moves, a good bit away from gear, felt e1 for sure, but really satisfying. Next time go lower. Lovely sunny day, t shirt all day in october! Must go back for Pluto amungst others.
David_Gledson - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Lukas
Lead P3, crux slab was easy, faffed in the groove above. Not 5a, but very good.
LakesWinter - AltLd - 06/Oct/12 with AD
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/12
Marq - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Helen C (LMC)
Stone Muppet - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12
paul horabin - AltLd - 04/Sep/12
Led P1 & P3. Took a couple of goes (separated by some air time) to do crux move on P3. Not 4c. Probably not even 5a.
tsjx - AltLd - 02/Sep/12 with John Mc
kato'sdad - AltLd - 28/Aug/12 with paul horabin, conan harrod
lead P2 hanging out of my ass / dry wretching all the way up - powerful stuff in excess at the old dungeon ghyll last night - felt a bit grovelly in the groove, but then found out there were delightful good holds on the LH arete.
Woodiee - AltLd O/S - Aug/12 with josh wyatt, sam webb
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/12
AndyT1151 - AltLd - 13/Jul/12
Adi Hooper - Lead - 12/Jul/12 with Alex Stothert
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/12
stephen.W-S - Lead - Jul/12
hamishjoe - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/12
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/12
Hidden - Lead - 31/May/12
ST3V10 - Lead - 26/May/12
mcglenr25 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Angus McKendrick
Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Ryan McGlen
crux move felt a bit too cheeky to be 4c, well protected though. Cold route in the wind!
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Tom Woodstone
dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with Nils
Hidden - AltLd rpt - May/12
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Rupert Creed
Martin Davies - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Alice du Preez
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12
martrin - AltLd - 05/Apr/12 with Colin Smith
Nice VS - apart from one move which is about 5b.
colin smith - AltLd - 05/Apr/12 with Martin Young
adamjeffs - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12
Lead pitch 1 and 3. Good gear high up on the left for pitch 3. Then down climb 2 meters and cross the slab.. Long legs help!! But its not hard. I felt the moves up the groove after harder, or more in keeping withe grade.. HVS.
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with elsier
Lead pitch 2 and 4. Pitch 3 quite tricky climbing up the groove
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Lee Sheard
roberto18 - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Dad (Mike Bridges)
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Mar/12
Tightsgirl - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with DAJ, Clare Francis
Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/12 with Nick Michel
Hidden - AltLd - Mar/12
Callum Anderson - 2012
Rich Thornton - 2nd - 28/Oct/11 with James Harland
Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/11
Err... started up 'Original Route' (S 4a) which shares P1 with Holly Tree Direct; P2 on OR then belayed from the obvious stance which apparently isn't the "pinnacle". Started P3 "right 3m" as per guide but ended up rounding an arete from a roof on poor gear to a slab, stepped right into grove of HTD. Finished up P3 and P4 of HTD
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Owen Daniel, Jen Shutt
Mark D - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Laurence Everitt
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Paul Sheehan, Sandra Lee
Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Mark D
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11
Started via first pitch of Pluto (the 4c crack)
joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/11
Fell on step right, swung, then aided to reach the groove.
Mr Fuller - 2nd dog - 31/Jul/11 with Crazy Tom, Dave Williamson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Jul/11
Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/11
Lead fitst pitch.struggled on second pitch step right. Really good route
Matt Schwarz - AltLd - 28/Jun/11 with Chris walters, Sally lisle
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/11
Hidden - 12/Jun/11
APRS - AltLd - 12/Jun/11 with Matt Robinson
1st and 3rd pitch.
Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11
Lead/ second 4 pitch
After work evening climb
Excellent route, top two pitches bold climbing
Josh Litten - 10/Jun/11
scorky345 - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with Tim Oates
tim20 - AltLd - 02/Jun/11 with sam corcoran
Alexstone - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with Seth
First HVS after the plaster came off!
Shaw Brown - Lead - 29/May/11 with Judith Neaves
Hidden - AltLd - 21/May/11
Grabtheslab - Lead - 10/May/11 with nick
A nice route but got very wet! Would like to have another go in the dry.
ceaddiso - 2nd - 09/May/11 with Conan
Just managed to do the step across before the heavens opened. A proper drenching.
Conan - Lead - 07/May/11 with Clare A
susan mc donald - 2nd - 07/May/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/11
Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/11
tjmillen - Lead - May/11 with vicky
Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/11
esther - AltLd - Apr/11
greenroom - Solo β - 03/Mar/11
Steve Lenartowicz - Mar/11
pitch 1 deviation from original route
Andrew_ing - AltLd - 28/Jan/11
Hidden - 2011
David Smith - 2011
Hidden - AltLd - 2011
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/10
Decided against step right. Reversed down and finished up Original Route.
shark - Solo dnf - 16/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10
HansUDes - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Bradley Morrell
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd dog - 09/Oct/10
Went direct on the 2nd pitch and ended up pulling on nuts! I'd say about 5b.
allyrocke - Lead dog - 09/Oct/10 with Katie Main
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/10
simon1965 - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with dom
nia - AltLd O/S - Sep/10 with Richard
alaster tonge - 2nd - 30/Aug/10
schof - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10
P1 me, P2 Bob and P3 Me. The move at the start of P2 is interesting and can be done going high or staying low. Grrove is good and steep. P3 a bit soft for 4c.
eldre070 - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with Bob Henson
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10
KevB - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/10 with Chris W
Adam1973 - AltLd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Ann S
Led 4b pitch and easy top of final pitch
Ann S - AltLd - 08/Aug/10 with Adam
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10
Lead pitches 3 and 4 together.
jwpil - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Mat
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Joe M
Led p1 and p3. Nervy 3rd pitch. Remainder of the climb is straight forward.
Went past the original belay on pitch 3 and belayed at the oak tree. Had a good chat whilst belaying with two ladies from the Kendal Mountaineering Club who were doing Holly Tree Traverse.
Alaric - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Neil
Led P2 & 4.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Dan
Hidden - AltLd dog - 01/Aug/10
kylebradshaw - AltLd O/S - Aug/10 with Joe Kenny
That slab is actually quite hard...or maybe it's just difficult to read and I climbed it completely wrong.
theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/10
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/10
in 2 pitchs
tomhull - AltLd rpt - 30/Jun/10 with frith wood
TerryB - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/10
Rachel Somerville - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Trish, Al Metelko
after both of us finding different ways across slab of p3 and both thinking it was easier than first impression, then Simon belayed too early, and consequently I went onto rib too early - made it a bit harder.
Little B - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Simon
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Joycey
P1&2 as one and P4
petellis - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Cleric James Koran
Tricky crux. Bit of a sandbag at 4c unless there's a trick to it that's not at all obvious, felt more like 5b the way I eventually went. Safe at least.
jkarran - AltLd - 22/May/10 with Pete
Hidden - AltLd - 18/May/10
1st and 2nd pitch - Hol;
3rd pitch - me;
4th pitch - Hol.
Finished 3rd pitch at the tree, above where guidebook suggests. Disappointing route - overrated. 3rd pitch was harder than 4c too!
DavidR - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/10
first HVS woop woop! one nice bold move around arete
mrstarwarsman - AltLd O/S - 01/May/10 with john tanner
JW p1 & p2 (run together), AG p3, MT p4
JGW - Lead O/S - May/10 with Matt Tilley, Ali Gurney
Hidden - AltLd - May/10
twoplates - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Andy S
Tom belayed at the Oak Tree (not much of a belay further down), so I tried to follow the route by downclimbing from the belay and then stepping out left where you're meant to. However, this meant I couldn't put any gear in and it got quite tricky futher up and a fall would have been severe, so I bailed and downclimbed again and pendulumed back into the chimney, climbed back up to the oak and then stepped out left back onto the route.
Andy S - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/10 with Tom S
darlolad - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with ben hiles
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 20/Apr/10 with Roger Ward
khawk - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with DT
James Moyle - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/10 with T.Moores
marcushorgan - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Clare Muir
Lead the first 2 pitches as 1 (OS).
3rd pitch Step across gave me disco leg and my gear was shocking (All most backed off). Got it done clean (Beta).
4th pitch I second to top. (OS)
Chi Cheng - AltLd β - 11/Apr/10 with Dan Jackson
j_turner023 - 2nd - Apr/10 with Ed Luke
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/10
rhyspitze - 07/Mar/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10
Andrew1 - Lead - 13/Feb/10 with Hulda
Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/10
McDan - 2nd - 2010 with Nick Michel
zach.stone - 2nd β - 2010 with Peter Hill
Hidden - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2010
drysori - 2010
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 08/Nov/09 with Loz
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Oct/09
gethin_allen - 2nd - 27/Sep/09 with neil
toasted - AltLd - 23/Sep/09 with Simon Whitehead
simonw1 - AltLd O/S - Sep/09 with Allan Watson
Pitch 3 must be the most frequent spot for going seriously off-route in Langdale! You have been warned! By the way, there is now no holly, only a nice oak at end of pitch 3.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 05/Aug/09 with Pete Nugent
Led the final 4c pitch
fallingrocks - AltLd - Aug/09 with Mike "Oz" Osmund
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/09
alisonk - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/09 with Ian B
ianburton - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/09
nakedave - Lead - 10/Jul/09 with liamL
All in all ok - not quite the knock out route we'd thought....
1st 2 pitches 2gether pretty easy, 3rd hard move right, 4th easy going once you've moved left to the rib.
Just great 2 be back on rockin!?
Timo Austino - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Nats
Great route, climbed the 5b variation on the third pitch which goes right up into the overhanging groove above just before the step out right, then on the step out onto a tiny shit sloping edge with your right foot, match hands on alright hold and then move again right into gulley for good footholds. Gets the heart rate going for sure.
liaml89 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Dave Thornley
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 08/Jul/09 with Alan Walmsley
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jun/09
robin heath - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with neil pope, tom wild
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/09
Eventually got the traverse, after refusing to believe that was where it went and trying a number of massively difficult variations. Once you get it right, I think 4c is fair. Recommend continuing P3 to the oak tree where there is a decent ledge for a belay.
Had the bonus of seeing a peregrine tearing past in very close pursuit of a pigeon (which made it into the woods)
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Andy B
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Kris
Lead first 2 pitches and retreated from hard step across on 3rd. Seconded up straight after.
CMorris - 2nd dog - 24/May/09 with John Roe & Rob Patchett
Also with Chris Morris. I led the first two pitches as one, easy for the grade. Rob led the crux, felt much harder than the grade.
John Roe - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Rob Patchett
Hidden - May/09
Led first 2 pitches as one. Polly led 2nd two pitches as one also.
MDowson - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with polly
Tricky traverse second pitch
dowy - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/09 with wilky
decs - AltLd - 06/Apr/09 with Bart and Tim
Led last pitch.
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/09 with Bart & Duncan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/09
dowy - AltLd O/S - Apr/09
benchwarmer - 2nd - 30/Mar/09 with Owen Barnicott, Justin Hughes
Only to Ledge
Renegade_Pony - 30/Mar/09 with Owen Barnicott, Ewan Brown
First and 2hd pitch
barni - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/09 with Ewan
step across slab on 3rd pitch better than expected, but groove on other side steep and awkward
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 29/Mar/09 with Neil Pacey
Fantasic route, the chimney/groove on the 3rd pitch felt awkward and steep, I think overall it deservers HVS 5a.
Neil Pacey - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/09 with Tanya Savage
Hidden - Mar/09
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Feb/09
Hidden - AltLd - Feb/09
Hidden - 2009
greenroom - 2009
Seymore Butt - 2009
Hidden - AltLd - 2009
Lead crux pitch, stepped across too high as many do so felt hard. Cracking route!
Matt crawford - AltLd O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Taba
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/08
design crisis - Lead - 30/Nov/08 with Shaun
oliverthomp - AltLd - 22/Oct/08 with Richard Atkinson
cherad - AltLd O/S - 22/Oct/08 with oliver thompson
ran 1 & 2 together
Eric did high traverse !!! 5b not easy :o(
chris.mac - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/08 with eric & terry
chris.mac - AltLd - 28/Sep/08 with eric & terry
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/08
John Kettle - AltLd - 10/Sep/08
Hidden - Lead - Sep/08
Very nice, warren ran up easy p1&2 in one pitch, then I climbed the grove and belayed above the oak. Warren did one short pitch to get us out. All the action seamed to be in the grove with an interesting committing move across a slab to establish.
andymoin - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Warren
adw07 - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Andy Main
Difficult traverse that Adrian backed off. Me P1, P2 & P3. Didn't know it was HVS.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 23/Aug/08 with Adrian Goldstraw
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with Paul Pitcher
paulpitchermp - AltLd - 04/Aug/08
paulpitcher - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/08 with Lawrie Brand
Hidden - Lead - Aug/08
Didn't realise P3 was the famous sandbag crux until I watched Chris taking a few attempts at doing it. 5a technically. Nice long exposed step over and slightly down with a small handhold for the left hand. He did it cleanly though. His 1st onsite HVS lead.
I lead the rest of the climb P1,2 and 4. Each of these pitches was about 4b.
Conan - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Chris Michalak
Bowland Polkadot - AltLd - 20/Jul/08 with punky and the butcher
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 04/Jul/08
matt.woodfield - AltLd - 13/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08
mark4344 - AltLd - 10/Jun/08 with Matt Payne
Pitch 3 traverse very tricky, used a high runner to swing across which was dissapointing.
cheeky - AltLd dog - 10/Jun/08 with Mark Philipson
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/08
Led 1 & 3, combined 1st 2 guide pitches. Weighted the rope on the awkward step into the groove on 2nd pitch, v disappointing. Excellent route though.
KeithW - AltLd dog - 17/May/08 with Clive Greenwood
Keith Pitch 1 and 2, me pitch 3 and 4.
clive-greenwood - AltLd O/S - 17/May/08 with Keith
Hidden - 2nd - 16/May/08
mikekeswick - AltLd O/S - 10/May/08 with dunny
Did in 3 pitches, led pitch 2. Brilliant climbing.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 03/May/08 with Matt Murg
John Postlethwaite - AltLd O/S - May/08 with liam
Horrible crux pitch (P3), way to hard for me, well done to Derek for leading it, 4c????? Rest of the climb v nice, was a bit cold though.
beckycoles - AltLd - 19/Apr/08
Rob1988 - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Andrew
jl - Lead - 24/Mar/08 with Penny
pennyb - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Jon
daveagriff - 2nd - 2008
Hidden - 2008
nickcj - 2008
bob3141 - AltLd - 21/Oct/07 with James, Rob Head
Jesse Dufton - Lead - 21/Oct/07 with Alistair Everet
Alistair Everett - 2nd - 21/Oct/07 with Jesse Dufton
Karlos - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/07
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/07 with stewart murray
Led P1 & P2 in one. Led P3. With the benefit of being on the 'blunt end' I reckon Pitch 3 can be climbed at 4C. Once you've fixed some good protection higher up in the groove, climb down to the base of the slab. Use a pinch for the left hand, stretch right leg a long way across and DOWN to a good foothold in the groove. Use a small pinch grip for the right hand to pull across ,reaching up with the left hand to a spike in the groove.
stewart murray - AltLd - 22/Sep/07 with Adam Burt
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/07
Led P3, traverse move requires some thought!
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/07 with Aaron Willis
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/07
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/07
jimdanson - Lead - 23/Aug/07 with Hannah Flynn
Ann led the first 2 pitches in one. I led the "traverse" pitch which I would say is 5b if I went the correct way. A high runner helped me as I knew I could resort to a "tension traverse" if all else failed. Ann did not have that luxury and pinged off the traverse.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/07 with Ann Sanderson
Made a right mare of the "delicate" step to the right with some quality air time!
PanzerHanzler - AltLd dog - 06/Aug/07 with David Rafe
tomhull - Lead - Aug/07
tomhull - Lead - Aug/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/07
Backed off crux, neither of us sure extactly were to traverse. Seemed hard for 4c?
beegsyboy - AltLd dnf - 29/Jul/07 with Sandy
Lead P2+4. Thank god i didn't lead P3 is all i can say. That move across has to be AT LEAST 5b, possibly harder. Only just held on seconding! Unless i missed a trick, but there was nothing else as far as i could see..
Wilbur - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Caine
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Kate
fell off the crux on pitch 3
viking - AltLd dog - Jul/07 with wilbur
Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/07
Tom M Williams - AltLd - 28/May/07 with Andy Hobson
IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 28/May/07 with Big Ian
Whitt - Lead O/S - 27/May/07 with Mike, Wolfgang
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/May/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/May/07
Simon led the Crux 3rd pitches, no way was the first pitch 4c or the 2nd 4b.
Neil Pacey - AltLd O/S - 01/May/07 with Simon Blythe
richardr - AltLd O/S - May/07
Abi Chard - Lead O/S - May/07 with Ian
Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07
Tim Steward - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Helen Alderson
John Pickles - AltLd O/S - Apr/07 with Zac Poulton
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/07
Xav - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/07 with Greg Grace
Tony Little - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/07 with Simon
E1 5c??!! You're having a laugh. One interesting move. No sign of holds breaking off.
John Lisle - Lead - 03/Feb/07
John Lisle - 2007
Rob Kennard - 2007
Hidden - 2007
tom.e - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06
Lead 1st pitch. The second pitch was hard, apparantly the hold has broken off making it a E1 5c...
Katy Nelson - AltLd dog - 26/Sep/06 with Ellie and Sam Uni
Agree with earlier comment, P3 5a. Get footwork right first time and it's all there. Get it wrong ????
mooseloose - AltLd dog - 10/Sep/06 with Maria
Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/06
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/06
dave o - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Julia H
The step across the crux feels 5a, especially for the short.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 07/Aug/06 with cliff brown
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/06
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06
Russell Lovett - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/06 with gede gibons
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/06
Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Tim
colin milton - AltLd - 12/Jun/06 with shaun l
peterp - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Sully
First ever trad route
lewk_c - 2nd O/S - 08/May/06 with Chris Trull
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Apr/06
Hidden - 2006
jim robertson - 2006
simon kimber - Lead O/S - 2006
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006
Hammy - AltLd - 14/Sep/05 with Joe Gittens
ChrisBrooke - AltLd - 27/Aug/05 with John Inkpen
GPN - AltLd - Aug/05 with Sam Clifford
Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05
tom_1985 - 2nd O/S - Feb/05 with Ant Schwirtz
cem - AltLd O/S - 23/Jan/05 with Graham Dolman
ewen - AltLd O/S - 2005 with ian hinkins
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/04
kato'sdad - AltLd - 25/Aug/04 with Giles Trussel
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/04
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 23/Jul/04 with Tim Dunsby
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/04
malc - Lead dog - 01/May/04 with GP
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/04
steev - 2004
The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 2004 with Paul Beacall
nige pacer - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/03
NickJH - 2003
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 28/Jul/02 with David Jones
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 31/May/02
Led P3, good climbing
Siderunner - AltLd O/S - Apr/02 with Greg Groves, Paul G
Hidden - 2002
Lead pitch 1 2 & 4
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/01 with Hoult
Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/01
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Mar/00
Hidden - Mar/00
alpinismo.uk - Lead - 2000
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/99
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/98
five - AltLd rpt - May/97 with CH, TW
We had no runners just a 9mm rope,. Doug picked up some stones and used them as chock stones just like the old days...
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1997 with Doug Scott
Hammy - Lead - 24/Jun/96 with Richard Munro
steve prior - AltLd - May/96 with Andy C
EddieA - AltLd O/S - Apr/95 with Simon W
Dave Westby - Lead - 1995 with Rob Lewis
Got lost on Original Route
five - Lead dog - Aug/93 with TW
biggianthead - 20/Jul/93 with HT
Narked4fun - 1993
malc - Lead - 28/Jul/92
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/91
cragspud - AltLd - 1990
Andy Say - Lead - 12/Jun/88
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jul/87 with Bernadette
PeteCheung - 1987
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 1985 with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1982
ewar woowar - Lead - 1982
Bob - AltLd - 04/May/81 with D. MacIntosh , P. Dawson
babymoac - 2nd - 14/Feb/81 with Mark
mark-abz - Lead - 23/Jun/80 with Richard O
Hammy - AltLd - 01/Jun/80 with Rob Lawson
Hidden - 1980
Third lead, first VS (as then graded).
Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 1980 with Pete Leeming
Lone Rider - AltLd - May/77
RichardMc - AltLd - 23/May/76 with Dave Langmead
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/75
Paul Clarke - 1975 with FMC
I was the least experienced of a rope of three. The other two tried the crux traverse for some time but failed. I was persuaded to have a try and suddenly found myself leading the rest of the route which I can still remember finding at (or beyond) my limit. Probably got two bits of gear in.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Sep/71
'The main pitch is good and steep'.
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 09/Jul/71 with Tim James
tapley - 2nd - 18/Apr/69
RichardMc - Lead - 30/Nov/68 with Dave J Roberts
RichardMc - 2nd - 17/Nov/68 with Nigel van Zwannenberg
Dave Musgrove - 09/Jun/68 with Bob Knapton