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Troutdale Ridge* MVS 4b

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4 pitches. 4 pieces of gear in 4 pitches and nothing on the crux pitch. You want to be a very confident 4b leader before doing this.
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lovely quiet dry day with Richard and Paul. Bit cool by the end as windy, I lead the last pitch as others cold. a great substitute to Scottish winter climbing.
jamesmiller - 14/Mar/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13

DuckingFesperate - AltLd - Jun/13

Hidden - 21/May/13

colin smith - 20/Apr/13 with Penny Kingsland

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

paul79 - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Feb/12

Callum Anderson - 2012

dsgibson - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/11

A second route with no one else on the crag, Mike did a bit of "exploration" on the second pitch, in the pub at 10.35.
John Holden - AltLd rpt - 07/Jul/11 with Mike Tinnion

joe king - AltLd rpt - 04/Jun/11 with Chris Wynn

Josie dislodged a large rock at the first belay which was a bit interesting! All well, however - an excellent climb.
Liz Wakelin - 2nd - 30/Apr/11 with Josie Herbert

Led first and 3 pitch. Went slightly offroute onto what we think was Frenzy (E1). Pretty sketch!!
goose299 - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with David Keenan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

Led 1 & 3. 3rd pitch dirty and a bit vegetated
Leelogs - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with SCC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

climbed in 2 pitches. Probably only worth HS at the most. 4b pitch unprotected but not hard
joe king - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Rose

climbed in 3 pitches, running traditional pitches 2 and 3 together. I led 1 and 3 and my partner led the cruxy 2nd pitch up the unprotected slab section.
qwidge - AltLd - 24/Apr/10 with Larri

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

odox - 2nd - 11/Jul/09 with Jonny Reay

andybeanland - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Dad

Backed off 4b pitch, beautiful but steep and exposed.
Tanya Savage - AltLd - 13/Apr/09 with Neil Pacey

Superb 2nd pitch, delicate and exposed. Shame about the loose and vegitated top section.
Neil Pacey - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Tanya Savage

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 28/May/08 with Tom LMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/08

Hidden - 25/May/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/08

Agree with comments on lack of gear. The crux (on pitch 2) is 4c in my view and with scarcely any gear. Just a very small cam. The rest of the route above is run out too.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 03/May/08 with Bedspring

steev - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Alex T

Hidden - 2007

ill_bill - AltLd - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06

Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with John B

beaumap - 2nd - May/05 with Peter Camp

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/03

Celia Watson - 2nd - 12/Oct/03 with stuart watson

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/03

Celia Watson - 2nd - 27/Jul/03 with stuart watson

steveP - AltLd O/S - Jul/02 with Paul Rowlands

biggianthead - 22/Sep/01 with HT

gypsy3006 - Lead - 2000

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 16/May/99 with Paul Willis

rachm2004 - 2nd - 25/May/97 with Gill B

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/97 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 19/May/95

MaNimal - AltLd - 01/Apr/95 with Rob Whiteman / Steve Pollington

nickdonohue - AltLd - 01/Apr/95 with Maggy ?

biggianthead - 25/Apr/87 with G

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/Oct/82

Hidden - Lead - Oct/81

biggianthead - 1981 with M

babymoac - 24/May/75

Nigel Bond - 24/Jul/73 with Bob Panther

Voting
Total votes cast 21
hard VS0 of 8
VS0 of 8
easy VS2 of 8
hard MVS0 of 8
MVS3 of 8
easy MVS0 of 8
hard HS3 of 8
HS0 of 8
easy HS0 of 8
hard 4c0 of 7
4c0 of 7
easy 4c1 of 7
hard 4b0 of 7
4b4 of 7
easy 4b1 of 7
hard 4a1 of 7
4a0 of 7
easy 4a0 of 7
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Style of ascent

Lead11 of 60 (18.3%)
Followed6 of 60 (10.0%)
Alt Leads25 of 60 (41.7%)
Unknown18 of 60 (30.0%)

'Climbed'37 of 60 (61.7%)
clean O/S20 of 60 (33.3%)
clean rpt2 of 60 (3.3%)
dnf1 of 60 (1.7%)