Lead P1 & P3. Climbing felt boring but scary. Really felt exposed going from each small uncut to the next on the final pitch but with no climbing difficulty. On the second belay one of the pegs pretty much fell in my hand when I was testing it. Back up peg belays. I didn't get the 2 star experience!!
alexjz - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Jon Ayrton
For me, a very demanding lead, mentally, no hard moves, just a constant unease about either poor gear and/or poor rock. Almost every hold seemed to move and creak.
First pitch is ok, quite good gear and a good belay in the base of the crack far left of the chossy ledge. Second pitch, easy moves, no gear past the top of the corner crack. Third pitch, after the crack, very runout with dubious gear and creaking holds, as you get higher on the arete there are more gear placements than I expected, and some, quite good. Overall it was a thrilling, intense, absorbing, scary and satisfying climb, and above all a memory that will stand the test of time...I wouldn't want to lead it again though...
HappyTrundler - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Diane
Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/12
timdi - Lead - Jun/12
A very intense experience that felt harder and more serious than the likes of Mousetrap. Led pitches 1 & 3.
climbingpixie - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Andy
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11
feilx - Lead dnf - 07/Oct/06 with Tom H
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/05
Hidden - AltLd - 11/Jun/05
An exciting and atmospheric route. Lovely belay before the big final pitch - a riot of sea pinks and foxgloves - then swooping exposure as soon as you step out onto the slab. Cured the monster hangovers we were both nursing. Led Ps 2&3.
Andy Clarke - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/05 with Dale
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2004
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/03
seemed much harder than before. Homemade peg still there although much worse for wear.
colin milton - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/03 with simon murphy
Hidden - Lead - Jun/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Apr/98
One of my favourites. A grim, November day with a choppy sea crawling around the cliff base. I remember placing an extra peg in the confessional niche while the wind howled outside. Stepping out of the niche onto the top pitch was stirring stuff!
alan moore - 1996
colin milton - AltLd - 28/Jul/95 with eric milton
auld al - AltLd O/S - May/95
retreated from 2nd pitch due to much loose rock
rogerskews - 25/May/91 with Bryn Roberts
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 1990 with Lee Bartrop
frank ramsay - Solo - 10/Feb/89
mark-abz - Lead - 11/Jun/81 with Charlie G
Paul Clarke - 1979 with FMC