Hidden - 22/Jun/14
yeah, fairly good then! every pitch amazing. lead top two pitches.
tomdude - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with martin g
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Thomas Adams
Excellent climbing only slightly marred by an ugly and ungainly crux manoeuvre on the third pitch!
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Fergus Cuthill
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/14
belay bunny turned bad - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Simon Nadin
peter.herd - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with Sinclair Cooper
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/14
lead pitches 2 and 4. Slow on 2 fast on 4. 5c move on pitch 3 was pretty tricky mind..
Ursula - AltLd O/S - 28/May/14
Sooooooo good, in fact as good as it gets. Every pitch 3 star. Top pitch stunning. BE WARNED - ABSEIL ROPE NEEDS PROTECTION ON A POINT 5-10m DOWN. PROMINENT FLAKE WITH A GAP BEHIND CUT ROPE TO THE CORE - and I was on the other end :-/
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with Helen E
gjd - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with Sam Burns
Lead P2 & 4
eduardo - AltLd O/S - 26/May/14 with sue hazel
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14
Amazing route! More of a hanging belay 5m above sea - first pitch for full on atmosfear - stepping round edge just out there...fear got the better of me so declined p2 - so only did p4...
Just in case you're interested - p2 and p4 easy HVS, p1 E1 5b p3 E1 5c - but overall very serious route so E2 seems about right...
evhall - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with Mike B
Will add comments on the route later. SEE PHILHILO'S COMMENT BELOW RE PROTECTING THE AB ROPE AT A POINT 5-10M BELOW THE EDGE. I rigged my rope on our first day and it was used for two days by a number of teams and ended up being quite furry around that point as it was going over a few little ledged but still perfectly safe. When another rope was rigged the following day (using the same anchors), it was somehow rigged in a slightly different line which meant that it caught on a sharp flake and within a few abseils it was trashed to the core. Helen did a great job of tying off the damaged section and abseiling past the knot. THIS COULD BE LETHAL, TAKE CARE!!! Also, suggest tying a knot at the end of the rope as you can't see the bottom from the top and a 100m rope won't necessarily reach all the way down to the sea (and there is no belay ledge anyway) - apparently the rope that go trashed was a fair few metres short. My new (not yet shrunk?) 110m rope was plenty long enough, had to tie it off at the bottom to stop it getting wet. Be warned!
Misha - AltLd O/S - 25/May/14 with Chris H
Led 1 and 3. Exceeded all expectations. Best route I've ever done. Felt steady at the grade even with some wet holds on pitch 3. Excellent rock.
Brian Pollock - AltLd O/S - 23/May/14 with Tim
Fascistic. It was even sheltered from the wind, bonus.
Tim Hamlet - AltLd - 23/May/14 with Brian Pollock
Amazing route in perfect conditions. NOTE: Rope protection essential for abseil in. There is a rub point about 5 metres from top of abseil (an upward pointing flake and some slightly projecting rock just above that). Another party had their rope trashed at this point, which was rather scary for the person who found it on descent)
kp64zl - Lead - May/14 with Chris Imray
nads - 2014
pmurdy - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Tom D
Led pitches 1,3&4. Soaking wet on the third pitch and at the top of the second and finished in the dark (knew that was going to happen though, started ridiculously late!). Brilliant climb.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Paul
P1+3. Amazing line and exposure!
allyrocke - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Jonathon de Leyser
such an adventure. finished p4 in perfect eve light.
JonmapDL - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Ally Rocke
samwillo - AltLd - 06/Jun/13 with Pabbay Posse
Jay C - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Fran S, Sam W
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13
p1 and 3
stuart34 - AltLd - Jun/13 with pedro
gaz.marshall - AltLd O/S - Jun/13 with Nick C
Hidden - 2013
Phenomenal route. The memory of bridging out across the groove in the arete in P1, with the sea crashing in below, will live with me for a long time!
Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Kevin Hall
newtonmore - 20/Aug/12
Jon Garside - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with Martin & Dave
Ben Wolstenholme - AltLd - 12/Aug/12 with John Mason, Rob Adie
mwatson - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jun/12
westaway - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Imelda Neale
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/12
stevebarratt - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Fraser McCallum, Jade Littlewood
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/12
p2,4 wicked exposure (especially on the hanging corner of p1 and stepping out on p2) really cool top pitch and pretty steady for E2
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Remus Knowles
The second best E2.
JRae - AltLd - 25/Jun/12 with M Watson
markalmack - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with james marjot
Led P3. Experience marred by baking heat, we all got sunburn and heat exhaustion.
Alex Mason - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Gwen Lancashire, Duncan Campbell
Led p1 but crossed the arete too high to do the groove :( Great route but the intense heat ruined it a bit.
Duncan Campbell - AltLd O/S - 27/May/12 with Gwen, Mason
adie84 - 2012
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Rob Askew
did go a little off the line, but managed to regain it before the crux
jamiefoxen - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Andy Latham
Lead 1 and 3.
Pitches 1 and 4 the best, amazing line but not really 4 stars
rob askew - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/11 with liam ingram
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - Lead - 21/Jun/10
I was the only one of four who found this hard.
Everyone agreed it was E2 though and anyone who says otherwise is a fool.
Personally I think there are better climbs here. Only 3 stars from me.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Mark Gear
Pown - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Tom Powell
Mr Powly - AltLd - 16/Jun/10 with Tom Everett
2nd and 4th
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Ralph
Phil Jennings - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with ferdia
lead 2nd and 4th pitches
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Phil
sgl - AltLd - 14/Jun/10 with Clare
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/10
Sam the Butcher - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with adam
mshorter - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with dunc
Hidden - Lead - Jun/10
Hidden - Jun/10
blouise - AltLd - Jun/10 with Rozzy Peddar
First Sea Cliff,
klipkabouter - AltLd O/S - Jun/10
sparkass - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mike Shorter
A bit wet, but stunning positions!
Smelly Fox - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10 with Sandy Simpson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/10
E1 5b. U-EI on grey wall is better.
Dangerous Dave - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Dave O
Russell Birkett - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Murdoch J
hvs/e1 - great route but not sure it lives up to the hype?
dave o - AltLd O/S - 23/May/10 with Dave Cowan
AndyL - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with andy moles
Messed up the crux on P3 and fell off, spoiled my enjoyment of an amazing route.
Andy Moles - AltLd - 20/Jun/09 with Andy Latham
mikecopp - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Will B
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/09
The best E2
Pete Graham - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Malcolm Scott
gforce - AltLd - Jun/09 with Jason
soph - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Andy Reeve
morganator - AltLd - Jun/09 with Martin Cooper, Stan Halstead
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2009
Hamish Leslie - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Wendy
Absolutley awesome! We followed a photo topo which was wrong and sent us to the left of the main corner, so we did the "bad beta variation" which kind of takes the middle ground between priest and prophecy.
Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/08 with Malcolm Airey
burto - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with malc
Greg Boswell - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Damien
Easy E2 if that - maybe even E1!!! Should I say I think its a tad over-rated as well?? O-Ei is a better route IMHO.
datoon - AltLd O/S - 2008 with RT
Roy Stuart - AltLd O/S - 2008 with Jane
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with Nic Sellers
gforce - AltLd - Jun/07 with Neil C
tuftynick - Lead O/S - 2006 with andy benson
dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - Jul/04 with Iain Hammond
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/04
One of the best routes anywhere...
whispering nic - AltLd - Jun/04 with Trev
Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 10/Aug/03 with Sean Canavan
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/01
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/99
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - May/99 with Paul Tanton