scramble as part of BG support for Lycra Miketombeasley - 2nd - 04/May/13
wildbill - Solo - 23/Sep/12
Gavin soloed then Alisdair and Ivan clipped in to the in situ knotted rope. I was belayed and pulled on the rope. Rock very wet but fun.
amaciejk - 2nd - 02/Sep/12 with Gavin
gav - 02/Sep/12 with Anna
Hidden - 30/Aug/12
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12
was done to get the scafell from scafell pike, used the rope (dirty aid climbers :P)
arandall - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Wendy Matthews
umm did more as a scramble to get to the top pulled on in situ rope
Wendy Watthews - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/12 with arandall
Stephen Shaw - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Matt
joermann - Solo - 02/May/12
BG recce, at the end of 6 hrs of running in Inov-8 295's. Nice, dry rock :) Just one move that was a bit worrying! Noticed a rusty old peg + maillon a bit further up - wouldn't want to weight them!
Nick Smith - UKC - Solo O/S - 02/May/12 with Andy Brightmore
Turned round,vary windy
CraigMcAteer - Solo dnf - 29/Apr/12
Damp underfoot, crux move felt testing.
Staffmeister - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/12 with George Frisby
Hidden - Solo β - 28/Mar/12
Simonpeel - Mar/12
storky - 17/Apr/11 with Andrew Bottrill
Andy DB - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Mark
Combined tactics required, horrible.
le_grimpeur - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Andy, Mark
Hidden - 07/Nov/10
Hidden - Lead - Nov/10
Poets Corner very wet more hard VS in mountain boats.
JRClay100 - 2nd O/S - Aug/10 with S Fleet, M Denison
Knotted ropes, bowlines and combined tactics, supporting Kate's BGR at 7am. About E2 4c in the pissing rain.
Richard Alderton - 25/Jul/10
Very wet, very slippy. Low cloud allowed me to climb without seeing how far I'd fall if it all went wrong!
lancashire_dry - Solo - 16/Jul/10
crispy - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Don
johnjb - 05/Jun/10 with Helen T, John Stockton
Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/10
robblowen - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Krissy
petegunn - Solo - 11/Apr/09 with Matt Reeve, Davina
Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/09
Please just let me caveat that this is how we found the scramble on 04/01/09 and make no assurances that others will find it the same.
Also, protection is advised throughout the scramble particularly in wet, icy or otherwise adverse conditions.
Enter `Fat Man's Agony' and scramble easily onto the platform facing you as you exit the squeeze.
The Green route follows the first method of ascent and the blue indicates an alternative on the Broad Stand inclining platform. Turn around to face away from the big slab corner to look at the slight inclining on the right-hand side. I and my friends found this easy to scramble up but it is probably best to do this protected as there is a bit of a drop. Also, this incline can get quite greasy in wet weather as can the rest of Broad Stand.
The scramble from the incline up and around was quite easy but this again could be protected.
I found the holds fairly broad but the rock was grippy. Then scramble up onto the Broad Stand platform and face into the corner. The platform is slightly inclining so due regard must be given for that. There is a useful crack going up into the corner that it is possible to place toeholds. Up on the top of the corner, as indicated with the red ellipse, there are a couple of nice jugholds. One is directly on top with which it is possible to hold with the left hand and there is a nice jug going slightly downwards in the corner at the top in which it is possible to place the right hand. From there, I found it possible (I am 5 feet 5.5" (btw the .5 is important especially at a time like this ;-)0) to place the left foot onto the onto the inclined foothold, indicated by the purple eclipse, place the right foot into the crack in the corner and using the hands to pull, work oneself upwards. The movement is slightly awkward as it is not possible to pull directly upwards but rather obliquely. My friends found the blue route easier although some people prefer the corner route (green) since the blue route is more exposed. Also interestingly, both friends are taller than 5'9''. From there the scramble gets considerably easier although the feeling of exposure remains due to the incline. Please note in the photograph provided 1a, you can see a rope. In fact, there were two ropes available on that day. One coming down from the top of the scramble someway up from the end of the green line and another rope that had been thoughtfully knotted with loops. The problem is that the ropes and anchorage are of unknown quality due to age and weathering. We tested and used them on that day but it would be preferable to provide your own protection and not to rely on those ropes. The top rope is anchored by a chock above and the bottom rope by means of a bolt near to where the blue line ends. I and one friend abseiled down using the anchor having first tested it for security.
090610 Update - The bolts and ropes have now been removed by the climbing fraternity http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?n=358401. Please be aware that the description given above regarding bolts and ropes is no longer accurate.
TerryB - 2nd rpt - 04/Jan/09
Seymore Butt - 2009
tony wood - Solo O/S - Dec/08
boss 76 - TR dnf - 07/Oct/08
boss 76 - TR dnf - 07/Oct/08
Hidden - Solo - 22/Sep/08
In descent - cried all the way...I don't think I like scrambling downwards!
Katharine.eaton - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Dom
Warren Earle - Solo O/S - 24/May/08 with Nev
dja - Solo O/S - 09/May/08 with Mike Hargreaves
richard s - Lead - 24/Oct/07 with Kay Smith
In ascent and descent several times over years. The gimp who put ropes and bolts up there last year wants shooting. Who are these people? Poor old Coleridge would be turning in his opium-riddled grave.
jimorothy - Solo - Oct/07 with Rachel Crolla
Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/07
Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/07
climbed at 7am, in cloud and showers...
reason, assisting on the bob graham round...
jist aswell, cos it was slippery as hell...
a complete bastard in the wet!!
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/07 with olivia
Part of a longer mountain day including Grooved Arete on Pikes Crag.
d80f0u - Solo - 09/Jun/07 with Alex
Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/07
petekeron - Solo O/S - 2007 with Andy Parry
Mike - Lead - 31/May/06 with Mike Hart
Nigel Bond - Solo - 17/May/06
Nigel Bond - Solo - 30/Apr/05
Nigel Bond - Solo - 26/Oct/04
Wet and serious. Roped - and didn't attempt to descend!
JohnHutch - Lead - Aug/04 with Alex F
John Kettle - Solo - 2004
Nigel Bond - Solo - 27/May/03
We descended the bugger, this being my second time here, it was a fun day with out too much efert .
BigHell - Lead - Sep/02 with Gary
Nigel Bond - Solo - 09/Apr/02
petegunn - Solo - 2001
rlrs - Solo - 2001
David Best - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/00
Gman - AltLd O/S - Apr/00 with Dan
Hidden - 2000
Hidden - Lead - 27/May/97
And a good many other times.
babymoac - Solo - 23/May/92
andy gittins - Lead - Jul/90 with crofts
Hidden - Solo - Jun/90
Hammy - Solo - 29/May/85
Iain Thow - Solo - 13/Nov/83 with Andy Sutton
Hammy - Solo - 15/May/80 with Rob Lawson
Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1973
Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - Aug/70 with Tim Southwell