I can't recommend this in its current state. The start is a veggie slab to a wet corner (I won't complain about this because the guidebook gives fair warning) and then the main crack is really dirty. I expect it would be a nice climb, probably even worthy of the star if it was clean, but I can't imagine it ever getting clean. Any rain will just wash more dirt down from above, regardless of how much traffic it gets. The only disappointment of the trip. It felt pretty stiff for VS 4c (maybe HVS 5a) but maybe that's just because of the condition of the crack - somehow I'm a lot less motivated when I'm not enjoying the climbing.Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Emily
Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Ed
Moved off Indy 500 onto this by total accident. Did it in one pitch. Very hard finish with the large off-widthy crack.
khalidq - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/13 with Chris Colebrook
Lead P2, ran out of gear the right size, so abbed down to retrieve the gear from lower in the crack. no falls
arandall - AltLd dog - 01/Sep/13 with Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews - AltLd dog - Sep/13 with arandall
Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Sep/12
Ran both pitches together nearly ran out of rope had to belay at the very top of the crack. The second is where it starts getting interesting.
gibsond - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with James Bisset
Led first pitch. Dogged second pitch.
BenLarby - AltLd - 13/Sep/12 with Stu
Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/12
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12
Kevster - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Will T
Paul Eckton - Lead dog - 09/Sep/12 with steve read
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/12
Holy crap!!!! The 2nd pitch is awesome....ly undergraded, ha ha! Been climbing really well this year, onsighting upto E2, but got completely shut down on this. Ran up every other VS that i tried on the island so i don't know how this is VS 4c. Excellent gear, big cams, but proper steep and hugely sustained. Maybe i had a bad day but got pumped to death on the jams, pulled on 1 bit gear and then had a death struggle all the way to the top. Next up required a hoist as did the 3rd (solid climber at VS)!!!!!!! However this is not to put anyone off, just fair warning, it is superb climbing and would get 3 stars and the plaudits if it sat at Stanage.
Zoomer - AltLd dog - 09/Aug/12 with Baz Whale
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/12
Hidden - 09/Aug/12
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/12
Rob84 - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/12 with Alex Messenger
I jammed everything... Drew face-climbed and therefore kept his fingers and toes clean!
Joolz - 25/Oct/11 with Dirtbag
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Oct/11
Helen Gibson - Lead - 26/Sep/11
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Nancy Jones
Hidden - AltLd - Sep/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11
sammycolon - AltLd - 31/Aug/11
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with peter h
SCC led 1st pitch clean whilst I had an epic on the 2nd pitch!! The moves were not difficult, just too steep for me to do in one go!
Leelogs - AltLd dog - 15/Sep/10 with SCC
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/10
3 Names - 2nd - 10/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway
Easy 1st pitch. Dirty & sweaty 2nd pitch crack line which Chris attempted to layback - FAIL.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/10 with Dreadlocks Chris
willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/10 with Alex Thompson
Andy Chubb - AltLd - 24/Sep/09 with Nick Gregory
Ines Pitch 1, me pitch 2.
1st pitch certainly felt a lot easier than 4c and the 2nd pitch felt quite hard for 4c.
JWB - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Ines
Geoffers - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Jeff, Bean
jominator - 2009 with daraghpoynter
Seconded in the rain. Horrible.
net - 2nd - 08/May/08 with Jeb
Second pitch is awesome - lovely steep and sustained hand crack in a great position
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/08 with Stu
erica - 2nd - 15/Sep/06 with John
John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/06 with Erica
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Sep/06
Different Steve - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Martin Hore
mctinkno - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/05 with Andrew Wielochowski
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/05
led first pitch
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/05 with Bob
Hidden - AltLd dog - 2005
Hidden - AltLd - 2005
mad matt - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/04
timreynolds - Lead - 25/Aug/04 with Matt Reynolds