Wet in places, cold in places. Original start with Marr variation. Fab day.
philhilo - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/15 with misha
Misha - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/15 with Phil
Dervey - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/15 with Rich
Cocked up the sequence on the fake and had to have a little sit-down...
Richard Alderton - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/15 with Liam
Jim Brooke - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/15 with Rich
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15
Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/15
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 13/Aug/15
Awesome climb, loved every pitch!
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/15 with Thomas Reid
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/15
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/15
Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jun/15
Lead 3 and 6. On the great flake it didn't seem obvious where to go, so ended up traversing into the middle of the flake along the hand crack and then straight up.
Matt Amos - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Danny Crump
Danny Crump - AltLd - 11/Jun/15 with Matt Amos
Scooter Young - 2015
phil64 - Lead - 2015
Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/14
Finally got it albeit by the front face variant. Blown away by the detached flake on pitch 4.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Colonel Sir Timothy Clarke C.E.O.
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/14
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jul/14
John Pickles - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Diane Alger
Led from crux onward. Excellent route, found thin crack on top pitch rather hard!
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Clemmie Mitchell
Nick did 1+2 together, Lead great flake pitch and tacked on the stroll across the ledge. Followed topo line in lake district rock up what I think is the second last pitch of the nazgul (direct to thin crack on final pitch) then up the final pitch of Nazgul to finish. Thin crack move is harder than flake pitch.
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Nick Bryan
I lead pitches 1, 2 and 4 and seconded pitches 3, 5 and 6. We led the first two pitches as one and the last two pitches as one because they were all relatively short pitches.
ClemmieMitchell - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14
Lead 1 + 2, and 4. One of the best days put I've had. Climbed the whole route with no top on, and in the sun. A beautiful day and the route is one of the best I have ever done. Amazing!!
David_Gledson - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Alan
Ran pitches 1&2 and 4&5 together
D.Russell - AltLd - 12/Jul/14 with Stu Inchley
stuart34 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Doug the thug
Classic for a reason, an amazing route. Led P2,4,6
Teappleby - AltLd - 09/Jul/14 with Calum Wadsworth
Absolutely bloody brilliant.
Calum Wadsworth - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/14 with Tom A
Finished up the the last 2 pitches of "The Nazgul" due to wet conditions.
Piers Harley - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Ewan Whitmey
Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/14
Led the crux by the left hand variant (my first time since the chock came out) and with a different start than previously so quite a bit of new climbing. Couldn't remember the top pitches anyway so they were a geriatric onsight. Can't believe this is only given 2 stars.
harold walmsley - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with George Gilmore
bigdrew - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Mark R
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/14
As described in 2014 FRCC guide (4 pitches starting by edge of Moss Gill) but finishing on last pitch of Nazgul. I lead P1(5a) then Peter took over for crux 5b pitch stepping round the great flake. Had some rope drag issues (care needed with gear behind flake) but got the pitch clean. Didn't quite belay far enough over at the top of pitch 2, so I moved past to set up. This made it easier for Peter to do P3, and I was knackered by this point so he too over and lead to the V-ledge and finished P4 on Nazgul. Great climbing on the flake which felt tough to me, but not really done any 5b before. 4c traverse on pitch 3 awkward and delicate in places. Brilliant route.
gav - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Peter Metcalfe
first route on Scafell.
Epic adventure, never hard. Just a bit confusing on front of the flake to many options got a bit lost and had killer rope drag..... thought I extended enough, obviously not!
scott quinn - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Tom Priestley
Did improved start. Lead P1 and lead P4 and P5 run together. Great flake pitch is quite confusing. Want to try the direct version now!
Tom.Priestley - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Scott Quinn
Made a right meal of the crux - got ropes crossed and had to reverse the traverse to reclip a runner... much huffing and puffing ensued. Bold, sustained climbing for several metres until good holds and gear. Rope drag still a problem. Nazgul finish seemed hard for 5a, but we were done in by then. CB bathed in evening sunlight - nice end to the day :-)
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Gavin Whittingham
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with John Hubbard
Great route in a great position. Watch out for rope drag on the flake pitch. Nearly stopped me leading it. Top pitch was sopping too.
monkeyman79 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Simon Mitchell
Mackinclimb - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14
joe_lancs - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/14
What a day! First route on scafell, done on the route's centenary. A very historical and memorable day.
john lynch - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with dave woods, Tommy, Joe Holden
A day that I will remember for a long time, nod to history, what a privilege.
Led P1 (4b). John led P2,3,4. Good lead from John in the damp on the crux pitch.
Tommy Moore - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Dave Woods, John Holden, Al Phizacklea, John Lynch, Joe Holden
What an honour. Climbed on the centenary. Decided to abseil off the second pitch due to rain and ensuing darkness (apparently that is what was done originally). Amazing day. Great leads by Joe Holden and John Lynch.
David Woods - 2nd - 20/Apr/14 with Joe Holden
Hidden - 2014
Allanfairfechan - 2014
James Thacker - 2014
datoon - AltLd O/S - 2014 with S
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13
An superb outing that weaves its way gently upwards. The route comes alive as you progress up past all the great historic features, The Oval, The Great Flake, Jeffcoat's Ledge, V Ledge. Watched the last rays of sun after topping out, a beautiful clear, still evening :)
petegunn - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with Bill, Davina
wildbill - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Davina, Pete Gunn
top pitch was wet, gear is poor stepping onto face of Great Flake, should head straight up after that but went left. Fantastic route
tim exley - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with will hornby
hornbywill - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with tim exley
willhornby - Lead O/S - Aug/13
led to flake in 1 pitch. Graeme led flake pitch which was excellent and I then led the top 2 pitches of nazgul in 1 which made for a more direct and sustained route. Brilliant.
scott gibson - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with graeme read
Done as 4 pitches. Led the flake pitch and the top one. Felt easy for E1, though had rope drag issues on the crux pitch.
maria85 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Jules
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13
Led main Pitch. Beautiful but wish I had had micros! Wee bit bold. Rich led two top pitches of Nazgul as one amazing top pitch
Sardien - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Rich Gentry
Awesome climb, took the new line traversing out left from great flake at E1 5b
StuartCJones - 2nd β - 20/Jul/13
Great route and a very busy day on Scafell. Led pitches 4,5 & 6
Clay C - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Al, Ross
Pitches 2, 4 and 6
oliverk - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Dan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13
Lead pitch 1, 3, 5. Cool route.
Rachel Slater - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Olli Crudge
Led P3 (made a complete hash of the ropework on it), P6. Very good!
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tom Eveleigh
Rachel led crux.
Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Rachel Slater
Lead pitches 1 and 2 together, 4 and 5. Lovely route.
LovelyMrTom - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Kirill Spiridonov
Cal led the crux 5b pitch.
Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Cal
Led 4b + 4c pitches
Will Sheaff - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Will Harris
Should have done variation on pitch 4 which would have meant less easy traversing about. Also, last pitch maybe would have been better doing as for nazgul rather than traversing right to wet mossy crack. Awesome day out none the less!
Matt Rowat - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/13 with owen
sgl - AltLd rpt - 06/Jul/13 with Bart
Calder - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Mark
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13
Nice very nice
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Calder
Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Harry Mcghie
P2, 4 & 6 - great route! Clean onsight apart from the crux pitch as went off route and ended up doing the original route up the Great Flake (E3 5c). Took a wee tumble on this as was greasy!
Gudge - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Mike Lelliott
Tackled the offwidth on the Great Flake direct (E3 5c) after a massive rest to de-pump and psych myself up. Amazing long route! Great dry conditions.
MikeLell - Lead dog - 10/Jun/13 with Chris Gudgeon
Did flake pitch and top pitch.
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with jon stewart
Hidden - Apr/13
Andy Chadwick - 2013
chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/12
Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Max C
What an amazing adventure. A proper Lakes classic multi-pitch. I lead the first pitch which was at VS standard ealry on. Luke then lead the rest. The 5b pitch was very exposed, with only crimps to hold and nothing for the feet. To top it all off there was little protection apart from a sling round the corner and a poorly placed cam! The last picth up the massive flakes was superb. An awesome adventure!
Legs - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Luke Warran
Pitches 2 + 4, great effort from Olly taking the crux pitches!
mfisher - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with Olly Roberts
Pitches 1,3,5,6. Awesome route!
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with Matty
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12
Johann - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12 with Alex Wheeldon
Hidden - Lead - 21/May/12
Peter Holder - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/12
Hidden - 2012
Stewart Armstrong - 2012
JonG - 2012
matt perks - 2012
Stone Idle - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 2012
I did pitch 1,3,5 and JWB did pitches 2,4,6 and 7, you may wonder what pitch 7?this is due to him over shooting the belay point by 12meters.sack that man.haha
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with john beardmore
Tremendous. Wandering but worthwhile. Though-provoking but never desperate.
cooperman - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Graham Iles
Some great pitches, some not so good. Going onto and up the Great flake was fantastic.
Took us 7 hours ............. must climb quicker!
JWB - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Jon Gill
Graham Iles - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Neil Cooper
Should have clipped the tat on the chockstone straight away before venturing onto the face but by then courage had gone!!!
Abseil retreat from the oval off a small chockstone also fun! Need to come back in the evening when the sun gets on the face and with a grade or two in hand.
DaveAtkinson - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/11 with Craig Naylor, M.Lawton
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 13/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd - Jul/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/11
tom144807 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Richard Taylor
Nice. Almost climbed full Great Flake, then reversed!! Think it would be fine though. Tim took descent fall
Exodus - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Tim
Need some endurance for this climb, it's long and hard but awesome! It feels fantastic to climb the great flake. I think we started traversing off the flake instead of going straight to the top. It felt serious!
y2keable - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with John
Lead P3 and P6
andysroom - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11
led first 2 pitches, enjoyed (retrospectively) seconding the crux pitch, didn't enjoy seconding the sketchy offbalance traverse of teh fourth pitch and chickend out of what was afterall an easy final pitch. Great climb, character all the way and superb position. Bloody cold though.
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Andy Parsons, Kane
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
adie84 - 2011
Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011
rurp - Lead O/S - 2011
Hidden - 2nd - 2011
Hidden - 2nd - 2011
Johnny Baker - 2011 with Dave Webster
Hidden - 2011
Dave Rumney - 04/Sep/10
Dave Rumney - AltLd - Sep/10 with Tanya Milner
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with ben hiles
darlolad - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 20/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Jun/10
With the 'Byron Buck Alternative' piano playing traverse across the flake. Numb Fingers. Good climb
Guy Wilson - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Byron Buck
Led P3 and P5. Great flake pitch was great, although accidentally did a different line when out on the face as I didn't know I was meant to go straight up. Still felt about right at the grade though.
Byronius Maximus - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Guy Wilson
A great route. Lower pitches were wet, but great climbing higher up. Took a while to find the right line onto the flake, but once on it the crimpy face climbing was brilliant.
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Andy B
Led the even pitches, second and last were a bit wet. Second pitch was a bit of a wader along grass ledges getting lost, but what a fantastic route. Only problem is that all the walkers don't stop and watch!
ablackett - AltLd - 31/May/10 with Jonny Taylor
twoplates - 23/May/10 with Neil MacKay
cat22 - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with Mike
melonmike - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Nick
lukehunt - 24/Apr/10 with francocookson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10
nic42 - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with mike
Hidden - 2010
NickJH - 2010
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09
Hidden - AltLd - Aug/09
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 31/May/09 with Lee Bonner, Tom Williams
Best done in 3 pitches - run the first two together, do the excellent crux pitch then continue up pitch 3 of Nazgul and finally do the top pitch of Nazgul to finish...definitely worth 3 stars this way...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Rik
Hidden - Lead - 30/May/09
A classic expedition, zig-zagging its way up the face. Good exposure on fingery crux pitch. Enjoyed climbing it so much couldn't stop and overshot belay. Realised something had gone amiss when I found myself looking down on Botterill's Slab! Led Ps 1,3,5.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Rob
Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09
exposer is great i got the crux pitch
Dale - AltLd O/S - May/09 with dave
Climbed at half 8 at night, with 4 climbers. We reached the top as it went dark. One of the most enjoyable climbs i have done!
shaw016 - 2nd O/S - May/09 with Craig Spence
Climbed four people on two ropes Ed and Jo, Me and Charlie.
Spence22 - May/09 with Charlie
Lead Pitch's 2,4 & 5
buddha1369 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Simon B (OB)
Lawrence Eccles - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with P. Jackson, A. Crook
Seymore Butt - 2009
prcleary - 2009
Suffered a bit due to cold, dampish conditions. Still really enjoyed the route even with the adverse conditions. Nearly blew the flake pitch by going too high before traversing left, fantastic position once you are on the face of the flake.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 27/Sep/08
Christian Beck - Lead O/S - Aug/08
Led P2,4+5. First E1! Tom lead the front of the flake, very glad he did it! P2 was WET, but overall a brilliant day with class weather.
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Tom Hull
lead the 1st, 3rd and 6th pitchs
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with martin davies
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Jim Keeley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/07
Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 30/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson
Hidden - AltLd - 09/Jun/07
Did Marr's variation. Supposed to be HVS 5a, but felt like 5b and poorly protected.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - May/07 with Matt Gordon
C coldwell-storry - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Adam Gill
Lead first two pitches, Paul led the crux but then the rain came leading to a drawn out retreat.
Zoomer - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/06 with Paul Chiddle
flake variation is much beter than original route was
Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Jarek
Superb route. Well worth three stars
fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/06 with stu
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06
Trobbo - AltLd - 01/Jul/06 with martin dale
Led pitches 1, 3, 5. Went a bit off-route on the front of the flake on p3 but held it together. Possibly my favourite ever route - how how how does it only get 2 stars??
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/06 with Kane Chandler
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/06
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/06
sgl - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Konnie
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/06
ewen - AltLd O/S - Apr/06 with ian hinkins
jim robertson - 2006
Bern - 2006
John Kettle - AltLd - 2006
Pete Graham - AltLd - 2006 with Rick Graham
Stone Muppet - 2006
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/05
simon kimber - AltLd O/S - Aug/05 with Chris Stirling
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05
mike lawrence? - 01/Jun/05
akhughes - AltLd - 2005
Justin Tracey - AltLd O/S - Jul/04 with Jimdanson
Bob - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/03 with Steve Brock
zero six - AltLd O/S - Aug/03
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Jul/03
BenTiffin - AltLd - 02/Jun/03 with Dan Robinson
Mark Collins - AltLd dog - 19/Apr/03 with Jane Riley
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/02
piken - 2002
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/01
Jonathan Richardson - 2nd - 2000
alpinismo.uk - AltLd - 2000
scary - I backed off and Matt fell off, not realising the original line was no longer HVS but now E3
Stone Muppet - Lead dnf - 1999
phardman - 20/Jul/97
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/97
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/96
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/95
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/95
brianrunner - Jul/92 with gordon innes
keefe - 29/Jul/91
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/91
rogerskews - AltLd - 15/Sep/90 with Martin Coward
Grezza - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/90
Steve Lenartowicz - 1990
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/89
Chris Ellis - AltLd - 17/May/89 with Dan Morgan
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/88
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Andy Fielding - AltLd - 25/Jul/84 with Mike Gilbert
andybirtwistle - Lead - 24/Jul/84 with Ernie Greenwood
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 18/Jun/84 with Sheila Bruce Lockhart
Hidden - Lead - May/84
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Aug/83
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/83
before the chock went south, fell off flake, hurt left ankle...
John Marsland - Lead dnf - Jul/83 with Tony Rex
Hidden - 1983
John could not second the Great Flake. So we abseiled off. A bit of an epic!
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/82 with John Edwards
After graduating from potholing I always remembered my first climb as being HVS, now I find out I was wrong all these years, it was an E1!
MikeYouCanClimb - AltLd - 28/Aug/82 with Dave Dowson
DPaul - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/82 with s.brown
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/82
TonyF - AltLd O/S - Jun/82 with Tony Cox
Hammy - AltLd - 17/May/80 with Rob Lawson
Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 04/May/80
robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara
Hidden - 1980
Pedro50 - AltLd - Sep/79 with Helen Swift
Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 27/Aug/79 with Bob Knapton
Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Jul/78 with Dave Grey
Chris Terrey - Lead - Jun/78 with Roger Wilson
RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/77 with Patrick Radford
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 01/Jul/77 with Gerry Dunford
Idid crux, done several times since
uphillnow - AltLd - Jun/77 with john page, Al Bennett
Bolt Phobia - Lead dnf - 20/May/77 with John Broadwell
GeoffG - AltLd - 10/Jul/76 with tony bowker
rubbish route. historical interest only. ledge shuffling with occasional upward movement
GeoffG - AltLd - Jul/76
Marcus - 1976
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/75
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1973
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1973
Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - 1970 with Peter Calam, David Cording
With direct start and direct finish.
mikej - AltLd - 28/Aug/68 with Wil Hurford
I won the toss for the big pitch and then to my chagrin failed it!
jcw - AltLd - 28/Sep/66 with Richard Stewardson