P1 and P3Andrew Wilson - AltLd - 27/May/12 with jon stewart
Hidden - 2012
Stone Idol - 2012
Tremendous climbing,no chalk to follow so great experience. Bold but positive holds. Probably one of the best E2's in the UK
cooperman - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Graham Iles
Lead the first and last pitches.
Graham Iles - AltLd - 30/Jul/11 with Neil Cooper
Brilliant route. Wet in the crack and corners. This time I led pitches 1+3, (led pitch 2 25 years ago).
robinsi197 - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Nick
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/11
Hidden - AltLd - Apr/11
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011
Hidden - 2011
GeoffG - 2011
Dave Parton - 2011
Nick Sillem - Lead O/S - 2011
tim newton - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with misha nepogodiev
Wasn't particularly cold but suffered from numb yellow fingers from the outset. Should have spent longer warming them up after P1 but decided to go for it on P2 and see what happens. What happened was that the fingery traverse up and right proved impossible on numb fingers, so spent a while getting some feeling back into them while stood on a small ledge above a nest of uninspiring smakk gear. The traverse was fine in the end. Quite bold on this middle section going up right and then back left to the crack. Fingers were almost ok by the time I got to the crack. This was wet and slimey in places, which didn't help given that it's hard E2 anyway. Spent a while trying to do the initial moves to get into the crack, could see several ways but all seemed precarious. Finally figured out a way sequence wasn't too hard after liberally dabbing a wet hold with the chalk bag. Just as well the good hold higher up was pretty good as it was also pretty slimey. Out came the chalk bag again. The crack refused to give up but so did I. The ighlight was awkward jamming towards the top of the crack, which wouldn't have been that bad if it hadn't been slippery. Relieved to get dry holds out to the right at the top. Enjoyed seconding the technical P3. A good route worthy of three stars but can't really see it as one of the best E2s in the country. Led P2. Five hours on the route, mostly due to the length of time it took to do P2.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Tim Newton
I led pitch 1 in 1976 as Central Buttress Direct.
That was the first time I ever saw chalk and I assumed it was bird shit!
No chalk at all this time which made for some interesting route finding on the thin wall.
The slanting flared crack (always a little wet)is the highlight. A magnificent middle pitch which would easily warrant **** in Scotland. Easily the best E2 in the English mountains.
Pitch 3 is quite tricky too.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Dan Moore
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/10
datoon - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with K
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10
khawk - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with DT
Hidden - 2010
Pretty damn awesome, excellent climbing from bottom to top. Best route of a brilliant weekend. As the guide says the crux crack is tricky when wet and quite bold below this too...
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Rik
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09
C coldwell-storry - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Adam Gill
Seymore Butt - 2009
Followed Luke, Great route.
IanJackson - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/08 with luketheape
lukehunt - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Ian Jackson
tuftynick - 2008
John Kettle - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07
John Roberts (JR) - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Simon Hudson, Ben Wolstenholme
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jun/07
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/07
frost - AltLd - Jun/07 with D Garry N Griffiths
NeilGriffiths - AltLd - May/07 with Dave, Simon
mux - AltLd - 2007 with Simon Frost , Neil Griffiths
Bella - 2nd O/S - Aug/06 with Chris
Awesome climb. "Best E2 in the country" according to some guide who was on the crag at the same time as us.
fizzy_elephant - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/06 with stu
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/06
Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Jarek
Stig - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Bern - 2006
Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2006 with Dave Morris
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/05
whispering nic - Jul/00 with Al Reid
craig matheson - Lead - 1999
Excellent exposed climbing, I led 1st Ivan 2nd & 3rd Superb!!!!!
wadey1973 - AltLd - 20/Jul/96 with Ivan Green
John Southworth - Lead O/S - Jul/96
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/95
struggled on pitch 3
rob.grafton - AltLd - 31/Jul/95 with Bruce
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/95
Hidden - Lead - 1995
Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe
Fabulous. Crack pitch wet, as always.
Grezza - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/94
Andy Say - Lead - 04/Sep/93
keefe - 29/Jul/91
Rich Kirby - AltLd O/S - Jul/90 with The General (P.Henderson)
andy gittins - Lead - Jul/90
Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/89
Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jun/89
Led pitch 1 and 3, John got the crux which was wet
David Smith - AltLd - 21/May/89 with john stanger
Mike Owen - 19/Jun/88 with Elaine Owen
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/88
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Dave Musgrove - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/86 with Frank Wilkinson
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/86
Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/84
Bob - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/83 with M. Lynch