The File*** VS 4c
[Is this the best VS on grit?, 2 kb]10m.

Rockfax Description
Perhaps the Peak's pre-eminent jamming crack. A compelling crack in the south-facing wall gobbles cams and arguments about the grade continue. The initial roof is the crux, but interest is maintained to a superb, juggy finish. © ROCKFAX

FA. Don Whillans 1956

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Hidden - Lead G/U - 25/Jul/15

ian d f - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Mark S, Tor

pearson9596 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Steve Robinson

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Jul/15

Hidden - Jul/15

Part 1 of dogging Higgar. Went for the lead albeit pretty nervous. Got the bulge and wasn't strong enough/balanced to take a hand off and place. Shaun and Ben then taught me a bit of there jamming wizardry but I could still only manage to dreadfully dog it on 2nd. Definitely 5a for any who can't solidly Jam!
James Lowe - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/15 with Ben K, Shuan

shaunhumphreys - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/15 with James Lowe, benkelsey

Easy compared to The Crank.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 27/Jun/15 with Dan Chadfield

dom94 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/15 with Clement

Trying to learn how to jam. Rested once :(
BAdhoc - 2nd dog - 24/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/15

Flippin brilliant!
Babika - 2nd - 19/Jun/15 with Kai Green

Hidden - Solo rpt - 18/Jun/15

stacey73 - 2nd - 18/Jun/15 with Jim C

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/15

Bernie L - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Calum Harvey

Absolutely Lovely - perfect Jams 4 stars!!
jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/15 with Ryan Mcconnell

spidey - 2nd - 08/Jun/15 with Jimmy broomhead

salix - 07/Jun/15 with Caitlin

Could not finish, John lead instead.
evans859 - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/15 with John Beesley

NDD - Solo - 03/Jun/15

Andy Peak 1 - Lead rpt - 29/May/15

riff156 - Lead rpt - 23/May/15 with Jo Smith

Really good. Sustained 4c with bomber gear. Top end VS 4c
Wizzy - Lead O/S - 14/May/15

TP - Lead dog - 10/May/15 with Mowglee

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 10/May/15 with Tom

phildawson - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Jake Jones

MichaelGallimore - Solo O/S - 04/May/15 with Ben Philips

George Killaspy - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with Milo

middle section wet.
nick ferro - 2nd O/S - 03/May/15

Soggy. Lost some skin as a result.
Martin Brierley - Lead - 03/May/15 with nick ferro

Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/15

Amazzzin as usual
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 16/Apr/15 with Si

OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Ryan Baird

Two falls but I got up it - and i can't jam - great route
Ciderslider - Lead dog - 08/Apr/15 with charley

charley - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/15 with Mark

First lead after becoming a Dad............ Awesome!!
vanderz - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with pops

robertmctague - Solo - 22/Mar/15 with Theodore

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/15

Lenny - Lead β - 07/Mar/15 with Gayle

More like climbing a waterfall given the appalling conditions
Stroppy - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Roger Kirke

RKirke - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Banksy, Edward Hastrop

Albachoss - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/15 with roger

Hidden - 2015

andybirtwistle - 2015

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

robgixer - Lead - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - 2015

Good warm up. I led it, Mick led it on my gear, then I second to clean it.
g1m147 - Lead - 06/Dec/14 with Mick.

Cold, running with water and green slime . Challenging? Hvs5b today!
rurp - Lead - 18/Nov/14 with bill farmer

soph - 2nd rpt - 18/Nov/14 with Karel Snoek

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/14

seconded once about 3 years ago. down climbed from the bulge before committing to jams and finishing it off
Matt Harmon - Lead β - 05/Nov/14 with Alex McCann

amccann - Lead rpt - 05/Nov/14 with Matt H

dav - Solo rpt - 29/Oct/14 with Just me

So much easier than the first time I led it!
jon_gill1 - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/14 with big Si

harry_lewis - 2nd - 17/Oct/14 with Tom Bennell

Being crap at hand jams I didn't enjoy this.
Ian Broome - 2nd - 10/Oct/14 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14

Climbed to the crux couldn't make the jams stick, reversed back down had a shake and nailed it (just), brilliant route!
robblowen - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Krissy

Very windy, had a wee fight, felt hard.
sparkass - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Rob Lovatt

Jamming practice with UNI
Alex_Derbyshire - TR - 03/Oct/14

pawel suhy - 2nd dnf - 11/Sep/14 with Trevor PCC

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Sep/14

john max - Lead - 11/Sep/14 with Sean Nugent

Andy Fielding - Lead - 07/Sep/14 with Paul Wright

Not being a confident crack climber I found this a right struggle, I need to practise as its a great climb
goddamm7 - 2nd dog - 07/Sep/14 with andy fielding

Sweet route with great jams but definitely a lot steeper and pumper than anticipated!!
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Simon Smith

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/14

Getting steeper - and narrow - but as good as ever!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 01/Sep/14 with Martin Veale

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/Aug/14

Jack.H.92 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/14 with matt cooke

Chris M - Lead - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Chris M - TR - 20/Aug/14 with Dan G

Incredible. The difficulty is entirely related to how good you are at crack climbing, although I reckon it still feels stiff for VS unless you're some kind of crack deity.
DBoothroyd - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with Joe Mortimer, Nathan Magnall

namagnall - 2nd - 17/Aug/14

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Aug/14 with Debs - 2nd - 07/Aug/14 with Nigel Bond

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/14

Matt Cooke - Solo rpt - 30/Jul/14

Repeat. Rested again, having to hammer out protection.
MikeDowsett - 2nd dog - 30/Jul/14 with Mike Irwing, Graham Jones

cragsman9000 - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/14 with Neil

bob_cbr - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/14 with cragsman9000

CarlaJG - 2nd - 22/Jul/14 with Tom Appleby

A bit sustained and probably worth VS, but definitely no harder than VS, the moves are all pretty easy. Would only be S/HS in Yorkshire!
Teappleby - Lead - 21/Jul/14 with Carla Girling, Sam Ashworth

A lesson in how not to jam
Joemanglerocks - Lead dog - 13/Jul/14 with Satoshi Kimura

John Nuttall - Lead - 07/Jul/14 with Sharon

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo - 05/Jul/14

ldadams - Lead O/S - Jul/14 with Rob Fowler

Desperate if you're bad at crack climbing, which I am
jonleighton - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - TR rpt - 19/Jun/14

Chris M - AltLd - 18/Jun/14 with Dan G

Lukem6 - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/14 with james "sasquatch"

Amazing, even in the pouring rain
tgeh - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with imogene

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14

Brilliant day out but the other two need to work on their jamming...
Alex Hallam - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Mark Winfield, Ben Freeman

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/14

ashtond6 - 2nd rpt - 06/Jun/14

ashtond6 - 2nd - 06/Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/14

shaunhumphreys - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/14 with calum

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/14

Lovely route. It's a shame it isn't twice as long.
James Oswald - Lead rpt - Jun/14 with deacon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/14

philmitch - 2nd dnf - 24/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/14

MrBIond - Lead - 19/May/14

mrteale - 2nd β - 19/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/14

Tried to jam and failed badly. So so tough for grade
mark4344 - Lead dog - 15/May/14 with Matt Payne

cheeky - Lead dog - 14/May/14 with Mark Philipson

andy.smythe - Lead - 05/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14

bantamdave - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/14 with Will

Birthday treat
fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/14 with daveyw

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Nick Pearson

mol - Lead - 18/Apr/14 with Jesse

etrillaud - 2nd β - 18/Apr/14

Chris M - AltLd - 12/Apr/14 with Dan G

v. cold and v. windy - tough and one to come back to (lick wounds in meantime and hone hand jamming..)
adam clarke - Lead dnf - 12/Apr/14 with James Hulme

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/14

switch - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/14 with Sion

going good to the top worked my feet up to the break too early so couldnt reach the top of the crack rested then finished it off. top quality climb though will be be back to do it clean.
Palmer - Lead dog - 31/Mar/14 with Andrew Mackie

funsized - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Tom Green

tobydunford - Lead dog - 01/Mar/14 with Harry Martin

Hidden - 2014

mike mo - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Allanfairfechan - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 2014

Louishmouis - Solo rpt - 2014

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Dec/13

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

Will Sheaff - 2nd - 13/Nov/13 with Neil Colquhoun

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Simon Allcock - Lead dog - 31/Oct/13 with Wilki

bwestwood - 2nd - 20/Oct/13

Lovely jams. Kept having to move up my mid sized cam.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/13 with Alex

amccann - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/13

Peter Reynolds - Lead O/S - Oct/13 with ben westwood

Jack93 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with Bethan Rogoyski

nigel pearson - Lead dog - 29/Sep/13 with Yoko

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Sep/13

Amazing! Solid hand jams from bottom to top. Not at all pumpy, with two good rests. Top end VS - although would get HVS at other crags....
edmitchell - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd - 28/Sep/13 with ed mitchell

oliver.ghill91 - Lead - 22/Sep/13 with Zardoz

quiffhanger - 2nd β - 22/Sep/13

chrisallan - Lead β - 22/Sep/13

Gave this a thumbs down!
marcduhig - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Ross

Jonathan Hall - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with Will Ward

Tamati - 2nd - 14/Sep/13

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/13

duncandarnell - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13

petekeron - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Barry Scott

David Kay - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/13 with Steph

Loz's second VS (for seconding), and he managed to top out - well done!
masa-alpin - Lead rpt - 02/Sep/13 with Loz K

2nd go, quality route!
shaunhumphreys - Lead - 21/Aug/13 with pete

pete1993 - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/13 with Shaun

Learnt how to jam! Felt like nails, and then you get it. And then it feels like actual nails.
Tom Livingstone - Lead rpt - 21/Aug/13 with Dan Lane

In trainers. If you can jam, what's the problem? If you can''s time to learn!
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Tom Livingstone

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Aug/13

Lukem6 - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/13 with Darren

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Aug/13

sopaz - Lead dog - 26/Jul/13 with Mackie

Very hard for the grade, especially when you are learning to crack climb.
zcsharp - Lead dog - 19/Jul/13 with Camilla

rather tough. Got very pumped and spat out about 2 3rd's of the way up, add me to the list. Someone led through and I finsihed on the second. I'll get it next time. Bit hard to grade I felt. No move is harder than 4c/5a but EVERY move seems to be that hard which is why its so difficult. Bloody good fun though.
andy.smythe - Lead dnf - 15/Jul/13

No shoes or chalk
Daniel Heath - Solo rpt - 10/Jul/13

No shoes, chalk, clothes or pants. Ultimate pure grit climbing.
Daniel Heath - Solo rpt - 10/Jul/13

thetradlad - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Jack Brougham

Totally pumped before the top. Rests.
mapperley samurai - Lead dog - 06/Jul/13 with John Cook

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13

Bry - 2nd dog - 03/Jul/13 with Chris Hind

soph - Lead - 03/Jul/13 with Lee Cooper

terrible lead. rested on gear far to much. will be back to do a clean ascent soon!
dionisys - Lead - Jul/13 with andy smythe, barry vanderhoven

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

Colin Scotchford - Lead - 16/Jun/13

lanc23 - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/13

lanc23 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

akhutton88 - 2nd dnf - 01/Jun/13 with alex h

amazing amazing amazing, even in rain and gale force winds!!
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Anna Paxton

A mini adventure! We aimed to climb the File and would not be deterred, even by strong gusting wind and imminent rain. A sprint across the heather, shouting to be heard, Jonny led in record time making it look easy. I followed, very glad I taped my hands, excellent jams, lots for feet, a strenuous route for me. Great fun though and I'm sure we'll be back, hopefully in the warm and dry...
alp79 - 2nd - 27/May/13 with Jonny Ashton

rooftops - Lead dog - May/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Apr/13

akhughes - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/13

Amazing route down climbd it as well becase it was so good
Andy Peak 1 - Solo - 09/Apr/13

solid jams throughout, the top may technically be easier but it doesn't feel that way when pumped!
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/13

WillDoyle - 2nd - 04/Apr/13

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13

Fragmod - 2nd - 03/Apr/13

Destroyed my hands. Didn't feel like VS, although very well protected. Hand/fist jams not as solid as they appear from the bottom. Wouldn't even give it 1 star.
DanielGyi - Lead - 03/Apr/13 with Gareth Hooson

snakebite - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Thomas

dominic lee - Solo - 13/Jan/13 with nathan lee

jasonpm - 2013

sgl0jd - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

neilh - 2013

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2013

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2013

David Sherratt - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Nov/12

thomaspomfrett - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Dan Slome

Owwww! Anyone who says jamming doesn't hurt, lies...
Jackwd - Lead dog - 10/Nov/12 with Charley Fell

Bloody freezing, none of the jams felt secure as couldn't feel my hands, popped off when moving up on one of the jams. Was hard work. We have to return and try it again in better conditions. Might leave it awhile though :)
charley - 2nd dog - 10/Nov/12 with JackD

masa-alpin - Lead rpt - 21/Oct/12 with James O

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/12

having got out of bed only to be f**ked over by remus who thought it would be funny to a) make me lead it. b) only place two cams even though there is gear everywhere. c) fill the top section with the remaining cams so there was no room for jams.. had to try hard not to chunder all over the route. awkward ukc threads would have followed starting "the hungover mess...." headed home soon after remus had a short attempt at the rasp direct.
benkelsey - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Remus Knowles

dj_brigham05 - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Chris Thain

First time jamming
daniel.loram - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/12 with Jamie Talbot

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Sep/12

Dave Turnbull, BMC - 2nd - 11/Sep/12

Great warm up, learnt how to get better at jamming very quickly!
Joughton - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

every jam is a sinker
auld al - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Sep/12

easier than the first time but harder than Rachel made it sound. crux felt like it was the top crack but i definitely did it wrong.
Olli-C - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/12 with Rachel Slater

Took my time and enjoyed the amazing position
Daniel Heath - Solo rpt - 01/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/12

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Deacon

Was nervous for this but it turned out a lot easier than I expected.
Rachel Slater - Lead β - 26/Aug/12 with Chi Huo Cheng

Now that I can jam was such a good route. May try and solo it next time. Wish it was twice as long tho.
Chi Cheng - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Rachel Stater

Brilliant, why has it taken me so long to get to Higgar!
dannyboy83 - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/12

Have led it twice before on this attempt greased out of the jams on every move found it desperate, 1 fall got desperate leg cramp just before the top all in a nightmare ascent
johnwarburton - Lead dog - 19/Aug/12 with Guy Fox Kelly

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Aug/12

Hidden - 18/Aug/12

Still ace
fatbuoybazza - 2nd rpt - 11/Aug/12 with deborah

Hidden - Lead dog - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/12

davewsargent - Lead dog - 08/Aug/12 with mike dowsett

WillDoyle - Lead dog - 08/Aug/12

Needed to rest to get jammed gear out.
MikeDowsett - 2nd dog - 08/Aug/12 with Dave Sargent

A fall took my onsight along with the skin from my hands. Will be back.
Sam Cooke - Lead dog - 02/Aug/12 with stevetheleg

Thought I could jam ... Turns out I can't
stevetheleg - 2nd dog - 02/Aug/12 with Sam Cooke

Hidden - Lead dog - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/12

An absolute nightmare. Learnt that I can't jam !
Stoff - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12 with gpcomps

Need to work on my jamming technique
gpcomps - Lead dnf - 14/Jul/12 with Chris Bridgland

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/12

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 09/Jul/12 with loundsy

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/12

timmyhobby - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Jul/12

WayneR - Lead O/S - Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/12

First attempt was spat off where the crack widens, but second attempt went smoothly. One of the big ticks that I've been a afraid of for years...
Pythonist - Lead RP - 27/Jun/12

Good value for VS! The top half was a bit wet which probably made it harder.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Dina

riff156 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/12 with Bob Hotchkis

SPD224 - 2nd - 17/Jun/12 with Jim Hardwick

Hidden - Lead dnf - 12/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/12

Cake - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/12 with Mr Harvey, Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12

Didn't commit to the jams soon enough and got spat out. Then enjoyed perfect hand jams to the top! I'm learning.
climbinmunkey - Lead dog - 10/Jun/12 with Helen

helenstuart - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/12 with Mike

DaveFidler - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Paul

Bomber hand jamming all the way
atom - Lead β - 05/Jun/12 with Lee Parker

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Mike Todd, Ian Wyatt

Tamati - Lead O/S - Jun/12

Jethro - 2nd - Jun/12 with Richard Sharpe, Adam Lindley

JRigby - 2nd - Jun/12

Grim climb.
BillyRidal - Lead O/S - Jun/12

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with Helene Roe

Morwood - Lead O/S - 28/May/12 with gillywillyhoo

gillywillyhoo - 2nd - 28/May/12 with James Morwood

The best crack climb on grit so far for me. Every jam is spot on. It's pumpy for sure, but VS 4c and fairly high in the grade is right.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 24/May/12 with Dan

Pumpy little climb, but amazing, one of my favourite cracks.
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Adam Jordan

AMJ098 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Dan Geh

drysori - 2nd - 17/May/12 with Andy Gray

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 17/May/12

pauldr - 02/May/12

esther - Lead - May/12

Lewis Stewart - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12 with George

R0bbie - 2nd - 15/Apr/12 with Taba

Climbed cleanly this time - when I climbed it in July 2006 as the onsight attempt, I ended up taking 3 rests. Later on this day I seconded Doug, too, who lead it with trainers on.
masa-alpin - Lead RP - 15/Apr/12 with Doug S

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 15/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

Harder than any of the Millstone HVS routes I lead today. In fact both this and Rat's Tail seemed desperate. I'll try again on a cooler day and hope the better friction will help.
gavinpeach - 2nd dog - 27/Mar/12 with Andrew Deacon

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/12 with Jamie

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Malc

john lynch - 2nd rpt - 01/Mar/12 with Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Lead - Mar/12

preplaced gear (from my 1st attempt)
MartinPL - Lead β - 25/Feb/12

Took my first ever trad fall on this, though jamming is clearly a skill I lack ...
Carter - Lead dog - 19/Feb/12

Need to work on jamming :P
IrfanM - 2nd dog - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Feb/12

Drew M - 2nd rpt - 19/Feb/12 with Job

Fell off this maybe 10 or 12 years ago when I was first leading, nice to finally do it. Really steady jamming and good gear.
MeMeMe - Lead - 07/Jan/12 with PebblePusher

matt perks - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

matt perks - Lead - 2012

matt perks - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Ace. Really really good second time round. hard though!
James Oswald - 2nd RP - 2012 with Masa

PAJames - 2012

Nick Sillem - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

admackie - 2012

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/11

warm up for the rasp
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 02/Nov/11 with phill ukc

proper gritstone jamming
mattorford - Lead - 30/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/11

Looks like I need to go back to jamming school. =o( This felt harder than most HVS's I've done!
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 23/Oct/11 with James Oswald

Mr. K - 2nd rpt - 23/Oct/11 with James Oswald

After Kyle backed off. desperate for vs!
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Kyle Wood

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Oct/11

Bry - TR β - 03/Oct/11 with Chris Moran

Bry - Lead dnf - 03/Oct/11 with Chris Moran

Tried on lead - not a warm up!
Calder - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Mike B, Mark

Diggler - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Mike Buddle, Calder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11

Hidden - TR rpt - 24/Sep/11

max_chan - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Sam PCC

augustus trout - Lead dog - 18/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/11

claregardiner - Lead dog - 11/Sep/11

richyg - 11/Sep/11

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/11 with Graeme Hammond

really enjoyed today
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/11 with Richard Williams

henry peter jenkins - Lead β - 04/Sep/11 with tom irson, emilio bachini

tom.ireson - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Charlotte Latter

1st climb of the day, great route
pelvoux - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Mario, Natalio

Jack00 - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11

wet, cold and windy- August in the UK
althesin - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/11 with Reds

Reds - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11 with Althesin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11

great route but annoyingly a had to rest twice!!!the supposed crux at the roof was easy,i found the crux to be near the top!more jamming practice needed although might be wise not to climb in extreme winds with threat of rain and a horrific hang over!glad my second enjoyed it more!
jon_gill1 - Lead dog - 28/Aug/11 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/11

shouter - Lead - 18/Aug/11

Belayed young fella who was gonnae shunt it
fatbuoybazza - 2nd rpt - 13/Aug/11 with Student mike

So good i had tae lead it again..
fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/11 with Mikael, liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with Clare

bloody marvelous
w.pettet-smith - Solo O/S - Aug/11

very happy to get this clean, hands are a bit scratched but actually much better than expected! Timed this just right it was a challenge and a proper fight but doable. Grade wise well to keep in sync with grit HVS cracks I can see why it gets vs and the hardest move is mid grade 4c tops, but after a lot of thought I can't see why HVS 4c wouldn't also be appropriate, there doesn't seem to be any/many of these on grit with good gear (but way too many vs 4b), I'd see it in the well protected but pumpy swanage style! Anyway whatever the grade it was a great route!
CurlyStevo - Lead - Aug/11 with Kenny

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11

Jack Loftus - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Nick

Hidden - TR - 26/Jul/11

andybirtwistle - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Mark Elwell, Keith Lonsdale

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/11 with Ian Holtby

Need bigger guns/more skill/skin/balls?
Edd Reed - Lead dnf - 13/Jul/11 with Donna Mawson

bwestwood - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11

pie_eater_pete - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/11 with bwestwood

tomjagger - 2nd dog - Jul/11 with Matt Cooke

Unfinished business from my over confident days when starting out. VS 4c if you jam. Impossibly hard if you don't...
Daniel Heath - Lead RP - 28/Jun/11

Got completely spanked all over the shop by this route! Much harder the the grade suggestes.
gary.barr - Lead dog - 03/Jun/11 with Ally Singleton

Hidden - Solo dnf - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/May/11 - Lead - 28/May/11 with jamesca

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with neil mackie

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/11

Alex 74 - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Ian c

Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 17/May/11

Homebrew165 - 2nd dog - 17/May/11 with Goodstuff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/11

busdriver - 2nd - 12/May/11 with Dell, Nina, Chris, Neil

JRae - Lead - 07/May/11 with M Watson

cheeky - Lead dnf - 06/May/11 with Mark Philipson

cheeky - 2nd dog - 06/May/11 with Mark Philipson

if like me you can't fist jam, this is a really tricky climb. took at leat 3 rests, when I never struggle on VS routes.
mark4344 - Lead dog - 06/May/11 with Matt Payne

philboy - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with David

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/11

Its not over yet, as soon as the skin graft on the hands have healed I will be back!
Lenny - Lead dog - 16/Apr/11 with Paul

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/11 with james pcc

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead dog - Mar/11

JEP - 2011

walts4 - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Dave Rumney - 2011

Sean Kelly - 2011

Gareth H - 2011

pasbury - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - TR rpt - 2011

Hidden - 2011

gazfellows - 2nd - 13/Nov/10

Perfect, just perfect! Sustained, technical, bomber gear, bomber jams... not pumpy but definitely cost me some skin.
madasten - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Gaz

Alistair Corbett - 2nd - 07/Nov/10 with sam corbett

loved it!
sam corbett - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Alistair Corbett

well and truly kicked my ass!!!!!! hardest vs ive done by a mile.
glennofsheff - Lead dog - 06/Nov/10

Skin shredding goodness. Fantastic jams, tough but still VS 4c.
hellboundblr - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with Pete Nugent

Pete Nugent - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/10 with Bryan R

Olli-C - 2nd dog - 13/Oct/10 with chi

What a climb. Very scary if you can't trust your jams.
Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/10 with Dylan Kenworthy, Olli Crudge

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

nic42 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Jack

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/10

best VS ever!!!
joese7en - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10

Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/10 with Grahame Clarke

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/10 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Sep/10

Made a bit a mess of this, must learn jams
chrisbussell - Lead dog - 14/Sep/10 with Tim O'Neill

nickmattia - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with stephenhartley

Flamin amazin, and hardly a scratch from the jammin..
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with phil

Chuffed to manage it! Not hard really just trust your jams...steep though.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Becca

Very very happy to get it! :D :D Spent ages standing around after the crux, and then found the next section equally hard. Hardest VS i've ever done but not done alot of jamming routes.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Tom

Piece of piss. Stick yer 'ands in and tonk.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Si 2

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/Sep/10

haydng - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10 with John, Hannah

Gustav - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/10 with Owen

Got fully pumped and sweaty because it was the last thing I did for the day. It is certainly harder work than a lot of HVSs. Midges didn't help. Midges at Higgar!
Cake - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Jon, Matt

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Adam

stimpey - 2nd dog - 29/Aug/10 with Pete, Davina

petegunn - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10

Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Ellie Pygall

troym - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Ireland

koalapie - Lead dog - 22/Aug/10

This was my last VS climb until I'd ticked all the VS climbs from the top 50 climbs of Eastern Grit by rockfax. Very disapointed to report that it's the only one I've dogged, needed a rest after being too pumped. I clearly need more jamming practise before I can tick this climb.
frume - Lead dog - 22/Aug/10 with mark, Ben, Troy, Rory Juss

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Aug/10

benjizac - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Ireland

dave o - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Julia H

burto - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with dangerous dave

Pown - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with burto

zombie_pat - TR dog - 15/Aug/10 with Merlin, Nick

ranga - 2nd dog - 15/Aug/10

Oh dear god
suffolknick - TR dog - 15/Aug/10 with Rob Patterson, clams

ajc - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10

jtree03 - Lead - 23/Jul/10 with Tony

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - Jul/10

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Rob

schaff - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Fancied the climb but wasn't feeling strong enough to take it on as a lead so when I got the opportunity to second to strip the gear I jumped at the chance. Glad I did, awesome climb, great moves though quite sustained and therefore strenuous. Found the crux straightforward but the last moves towards the top with pumped arms were hard going. What a buzz to get up it!!! Cheers to Jim for leading it and giving me the opportunity to take it on!
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Jim from Yorks

Managed crux- and then fell from what appeared to be last hard move ! Found jams all a bit slippy and thin- great route - will try again !
bobpilgrem - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/10 with Bob/Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Such lovely jamming!
Alexandre Buisse - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Retro flash, tried three years ago and found it absolutely desperate. Was an absolute piece of piss this time. Lovely route.
Tez29 - Lead β - 03/Jun/10 with Tom, Ivan

dickie01 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Nick Briggs

JeromeT - Lead O/S - 17/May/10 with Dom Jeff

tom.e - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Claire

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/May/10

first ever jamming crack, pulled on one friend about half way up, good though, once you realise how solid some of the jams are
benkelsey - Lead dog - 15/May/10 with Allun

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/May/10

tomthecoolperson - 2nd dog - 12/May/10 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/10

Enjoyable, but tough going. Felt like I was pretty close to coming off near the top.
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Ben Hills

one fall just before top, gutted!
nickwhimster - Lead dog - 01/May/10 with Matt Barnet

Tried to avoid jamming didn't I. That was silly
Daniel Heath - Lead dnf - 01/May/10 with Adam Butler

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo rpt - 27/Apr/10 with Nic Sellars

davidwright - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/10

tomB - Lead dog - 18/Apr/10 with Juliette

mark20 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10

climbing_rocks1983 - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/10 with Kieran

Outstanding. Stonking jams all the way.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Amelia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/10

brilyant! the very best qwality of the grade
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 21/Mar/10 with H washbrook

One fall then pulled ropes and sent. Not happy to blow onsight!
david morse - Lead RP - 31/Jan/10 with Emily B

Seymore Butt - 2010

TonyF - Lead - 2010

Phil PBC - 2010

ross hold - Lead dnf - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 2010 with Steve Woolass

mattyork2 - 2nd - 05/Dec/09 with Johnny Richard

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/09 with Helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09

bigie bob - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/09

BrettB - Lead - 23/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 17/Oct/09

JLS - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/09 with Jacqui

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Oct/09

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd - Oct/09 with Tom Bridgeland

Hangover + 6am = got eaten
JackMountains - Lead dog - 22/Sep/09 with David Hakes

Found it hard for a VS4c
PilarMartinez - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/09 with TheCherokee

Tony Little - Lead rpt - 19/Sep/09 with Ed Brown

galpinos - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Ben T

Em66 - 2nd - 19/Sep/09 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/09

tmawer - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with tina

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with john swan, adam spong, tony bowles, farrow, lachie, davina budd

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with J. Iles-Smith, C. Prescott

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/09

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/09

mattcyp88 - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/09 with Will Horton, Jon Pownall, Dave Spencer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/09

nrhardy - 2nd dnf - 13/Aug/09 with Tim

robin heath - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Aug/09

climbingrick - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/09

IAmAStone - Lead dog - 30/Jul/09 with Charlie Jefferson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/09

Nails. First climb back after 6 months out, but still felt much harder than expected. A good one to test you're jams on - mine need some work.
Conor1 - 2nd dog - 13/Jul/09 with Liz

Hidden - 08/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/09

Fran S8 - Lead - Jul/09

As ever - brilliant. Colin led in 2' 35"
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 26/Jun/09 with Colin Binks

Rampikino - Lead - 21/Jun/09 with Cat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/09

jellyfish82 - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/09

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/09 with Rob

cem - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/09

Shauna - Lead rpt - 31/May/09 with Jules and Morgan

Tough for VS!
Morgan Woods - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Shauna

Reet hard when you have zilch jamming ability! I'm not a budding Bob marley!
Timo Austino - Lead dog - 30/May/09 with Nats

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 28/May/09 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Wee man

Did the initial roof OK, but then got pumped on the upper crack. Got the jug at the top of the crack, but then needed a rest, place a final Friend, another rest, then finish. Great moves, great jams, great gear. Love to go back and lead it clean when stronger.
barrylong - Lead dog - 21/May/09 with Beccy PCC

Becky E - 2nd dog - 21/May/09 with Ian PCC

Lame effort. Didn't feel particularly hard, surprised that the initial roof is the crux as that felt piss. Unfortunately, the MASSIVE wind made it rather uncomfortable and completely destroyed moral so I came down after getting feet onto the break; just wasn't fun. Should have saved it for a better day.
Tom Last - Lead dnf - 09/May/09 with Caroline

One of a couple of 'proper' VS's in the Peak! Absolutely classic hand mincing stuff, great if you love jamming. Did it in a howling bitter wind, hands were so cold was in agony after topping out! Really enjoyed it...
smudge - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/09 with Phil

VS My R's. Eventually managed to follow Dan up after coming off on the lead.
Phil1967 - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/09 with Dan

At last! What a route. It fair packs the interest in!
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 21/Apr/09 with Colin Angus

tommytwotone - Lead β - 06/Apr/09 with Nigel

used it as a warm up ( mistake :-) ) pumpy and harder than vs. good route
Lewis Andrew - Lead dog - 02/Apr/09 with John Lynch

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Lewis Andrew

Not the easiest climb as a warm up! Annoyed I didn't get the clean O/S. Fantastic hand jammer.
Jim Slater - Lead dog - 14/Mar/09 with Andy Hanzler

So cold I had hot aches at the top!
PanzerHanzler - 2nd dog - 14/Mar/09 with Jim

Led in down jacket on windy and cold day, no feeling in hands left.
Harald - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/09

cold and windy. fine route. the jamming leaves some visible signs though..
michaelja - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/09

awesome route. fell at crux but safe as houses. not VS 4c
gb83 - Lead dog - 21/Jan/09 with I.Killey

Only just 4c if you can Jam. Definately VS - the only reason this could get more is if you can't jam and are weak i.e. unable to place gear. You could put in gear every 5 inchs if you wanted to... of course then you wouldn't be able to climb the route...
beardy mike - 2009

keith leonard - 2009

stephenhartley - Lead O/S - 2009 with Burns

gordonday - Lead rpt - 2009

Peter Rhodes - 2009

HamishD - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with chris burn

i clearly cant jam!
metal arms - Lead dog - 28/Nov/08

Greg M - TR - 15/Nov/08

Whipped down from Burbage North to tick this off with half a mind for an attempt on The Rasp. Made a complete pigs ear of it. Didn't help that I couldn't feel my fingers. The pudddle on the top was frozen! And the blood on my hands froze too!
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/08 with Lauren

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Oct/08

Mark Walter - 2nd dog - 19/Oct/08 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/08

Think i took a hang on this a few years back when there was snow in the crack, flash pump. todays warm up.
Alex Mason - Lead rpt - 25/Sep/08 with Skippy

jw231 - 2nd dog - 24/Sep/08 with Al Benson

al99 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with James Whitlock

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/08

drysori - Lead - Sep/08

catblack - 2nd - Sep/08 with rob

Richard Horn - 2nd - 30/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08

barni - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with Oli

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with UKC Tim

Tim Steward - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/08 with Steve Cayzer

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Aug/08

Stig - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

I only fell off once at the crux. I'm amazed because the rest felt ok.
Shauna - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/08 with Steve

Skell - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Kelvin

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jul/08

TomHaigh - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Mike Pickwell

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 19/Jul/08

ahhhhhhh, nearly died on this one, well broken legs. A good jam soon turned into a layback, when my feet slipped. A very scary situation and it is a true miracle I didn't smash into that pointy millstone below. LUUUUcky! o, iy. It was also in the dark. ;-)
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo dnf - 16/Jul/08

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08 with John

Has been on my wish list for too long so wasn't going to let a near gale force wind put me off. Superb from bottom to top.
Andy Fielding - Lead - 22/Jun/08 with Mike Gilbert

Guy Wilson - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/08 with Gavin Moy

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 11/Jun/08 with bob3141

Tried leading it, fell off twice at the crux. Then Jesse lead. One to come back to.
bob3141 - 2nd - 11/Jun/08 with Jesse Dufton

mikej - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with Rick Naylor

Coel Hellier - Lead - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/08

I think I embarrased myself! My first Whillans route and I made a right pigs-ear out of it.
rob wmc - Lead dog - 01/Jun/08 with Pete

A long cherished and anticipated route which didn't go down without the use of cunning and brute force. Brilliant, a landmark, and the absolute top end of VS.
Stig - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with Joe

HS. Very straightforward. Brimham VDiff.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 10/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/08

Can't jam..
Toby - Lead β - 28/Apr/08 with Alex

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/08

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/08 with Alan Royle

alaan - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/08 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/08

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/08 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - 2nd - 10/Apr/08 with Adam Booth

Mutl3y - Lead dog - 02/Apr/08 with Fletch

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/08

Mutl3y - 2nd dog - 18/Mar/08 with Matt

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

7.00am ascent, Pretty soft for the grade, if your soloing!.
IanJackson - Solo O/S - 10/Feb/08

Luke Brooks - 2nd - Feb/08

hard for a Vs not so good for first climb of the day
Adam Humphreys - Lead dog - 18/Jan/08 with Dunx

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Led this onsight last year, solo was very scary.
Andrew Barker - Solo rpt - 2008

Foot popped on very last move, fell onto hands...Bugger!
Ian Hamer - Lead dog - 2008 with Steve

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 01/Nov/07

steveb2006 - Solo - 21/Oct/07

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/07 with Sarah Stirling

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Oct/07

had seconded this a couple of years back. Much easier and more enjoyable now i can jam a bit.
Ram MkiV - Solo - 03/Oct/07 with alex b and (hey) jude (law)

Not enough cams, ended up running the top out
danm - Lead - Oct/07

Dave Lacey - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/07 with Jen, James

fizzy_elephant - 2nd - 05/Sep/07 with Tim lad, Lloyd

nai - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/07 with Tim

tlr - 2nd - 24/Aug/07 with Pom

In a midge infested hell!
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/07 with Leah Crane

jonka - Lead - Aug/07 with sean

Made it about 3/4 of the way, in the rain, pulled on a cam and aided shamelessly thereafter. Put a dent in my jamming ego. First VS failure since 2004.
Owen W-G - Lead dog - 22/Jul/07 with Simon Denison

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Jul/07 with Dave kettle

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/07 with Pete aka Dad

Ran up it, very pumpy and hard moves, but gear went in easily and i kept going. a psycological milestone for me.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Graham

jimsrankin - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/May/07

i love this route!
SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Nick Smith

timo.t - 2nd β - 24/May/07 with Rob, Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/07

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/May/07

peter myers - Lead - May/07 with Peter Garlik, Matt Eyre

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/07

lowered off JB had to lead its not all jamming
Raggar - 2nd - 21/Apr/07 with Jon B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/07

v.jester - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Tom

Apharri - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Andre Hedger

hrm - confirmed the fact that i cant jam
Xav - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/07 with sean jacobs

Probably is VS if you are very good at jamming, otherwise a bit of a sandbag, quite sustained for such a short length.
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with James and Ellie

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Mar/07

Hidden - 2nd - Mar/07

Nicos - Solo rpt - 13/Feb/07 with christos liaskos

Rob Kennard - 2007

steve taylor - 2007

Benjones45_99 - Lead dog - 2007 with Rob Embry

Hidden - 2007

cat22 - 2nd dog - 2007 with Mike

RichardMc - Lead - 2007 with Angel Vila

toasted - Lead - 05/Nov/06 with Nick Underhill-Day

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 05/Nov/06 with Nick Willis

Ian & Liam struggled up this - taking over an hour between them. By their own addmission they don't jam at all so it was hardly surprising. Personally it was right in my territory and I loved it. Solid VS 4c for jammers, harder for those who are not used to the Black Arts.
Rampikino - Lead - 21/Oct/06 with MMC Various

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Sep/06

tumbling wizard - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06

A brute!
Epic Ebdon - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/06 with Nick Lambert

Hidden - Lead dog - Sep/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with John Nightingale

Hidden - Lead dog - Aug/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/06

3 rests. Painful!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 08/Jul/06 with Mark Shep

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/06

adam carless - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/06 with Nick Smith - UKC

First route of the day with no warm-up so felt tough. Jams all solid, but steep so a lot of weight on the arms whilst pulling between jams.
TobyA - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Matthew Higginson

Dramas when a cam reversed, then all ok!
kevp - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Tom Odling

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

Hidden - Lead - May/06

alicia - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/06 with Fiend

dan gibson - 2006

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 2006

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2006

feilx - Lead - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Chris Davids - 2nd dog - 21/Dec/05 with Sam

samwelli - Lead dog - 21/Dec/05 with Chris Naylor

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Nov/05

Phil West - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/05 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/05

shark - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/05

Si dH - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/05 with Karl Walton

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd dog - 06/Aug/05 with Cider Nut

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/05

PenJD - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/05 with Ruth Smitton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/05

reg_measures - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/05 with steve burdett

spidey - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/05

ChrisJD - 2nd - 14/May/05 with TimS & rc

reg_measures - 2nd rpt - 13/May/05 with Ralph

Gman - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Carl

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

Hidden - 2005

Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2005 with Dave Morris

JulesV - Lead O/S - 2005

Derek Ryden - 2005 with Pierre

Climbed out of a snowbank on perfect friction and topped out onto an ice rink! SLid off the back.
Peakology - Lead O/S - Dec/04 with cat

Hidden - TR dog - 10/Sep/04

Nicos - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/04 with tom knight

What a nasty horrible route- well, I can't jam, can I?
Ander - Lead - 12/Jul/04

SteveM - Lead - 07/Jul/04 with Regina

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/04 with Jim

Smelly Fox - Lead - Apr/04 with Luisa Giles

haydng - Solo O/S - 2004

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/03

bigphil - Lead dog - 14/Jun/03 with Kate

Urgles - Lead O/S - May/03 with steve c

shoulders - Lead - 05/Apr/03 with alexis

nickdonohue - Lead - Feb/03 with Kath Donohue

Jon Greengrass - 2003

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Solo rpt - 06/Nov/02

awesome but very very cold
reg_measures - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/02 with hugh thomas

AJ007 - Lead dog - 12/Sep/02 with Dan

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 10/Sep/02 with A. Murray

Hidden - Lead - Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd dog - Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/02

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead rpt - Jun/02

dan gibson - Solo - 31/May/02

Hidden - Solo rpt - 26/May/02

Hidden - Lead - 23/Mar/02

Hidden - 2002

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/01

steveb2006 - 2nd - 22/Jul/01 with Roland Smith

Budge - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/01 with Carl Tiivas

chrishedgehog - Lead dog - 19/Jun/01 with Jen Dargue

snowy owl - 2nd - 14/Jun/01 with Chris Harrison

tuftynick - 2001

CrashMat Rob - Lead - 12/Aug/00 with Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/00

Roget - Solo rpt - 23/Apr/00

tlr - Lead - 2000

jonka - 2nd - 2000 with anth

Boy - 2000

bullybones - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Akhil

VPJB - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/99

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/99

Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99

Hidden - Solo - 28/Mar/99

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Hidden - Lead - 1999

Hidden - 1999

ste_d - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/98 with mik

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 19/Sep/98 with Al Willoner

Hidden - 2nd dog - Sep/98

stokienomad - Lead - Jul/98 with Dave Mountford

kato'sdad - 2nd - Jun/98 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - Lead - Jun/98 with Jon Berry

DavidEvans - Lead rpt - 13/May/98 with SCUM, Chris Gilligan

DavidEvans - Lead dog - 27/Feb/98 with Iestyn Lewis, Simon Pearce, Diane Merrick

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 10/Jan/98 with Nicky

stokienomad - Lead - 1998

DavidEvans - 2nd - 22/Oct/97 with adam ellwood

DavidEvans - 2nd - 18/Oct/97 with SCUM, Chris Gilligan

ChrisJD - Lead - 14/Sep/97 with rc

I had just lost plaster after 5 months & took the skin off my left hand, so i was practicaly haled up.
Paul-Michael - 2nd dog - 13/Sep/97 with Paul Nurse

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jul/97

five - Lead dog - May/97

grazedandconfused - 2nd - 1997 with tim darlow

kp64zl - Lead dog - Oct/96

K1 - Lead - Jul/96 with Kevin Davey

Laramadness - Lead - 06/Jun/96

I don't recall the exact date, but this is my favorite VS
ajoliver - Lead O/S - Jun/96

Tremendous route, tough on the hands!
StevePr - Lead - 1996 with Alan

rurp - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - 1996

Gudge - 2nd O/S - 1996

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 23/Aug/95 with John Cutcliffe, Mick--

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 12/Aug/95 with Joe--, Malc Baxter

Roget - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/95

IanGilbertJones - Solo O/S - 1995

ColdAndWet - AltLd - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1994

steveb2006 - 2nd - 24/Jul/93 with Simon Mee

Hidden - 2nd β - 09/Jul/93

Hidden - Solo - 1993

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/92 with Mark Riley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/92

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 03/May/92 with KM

wbo - Lead G/U - 03/Mar/92

WB - 1992

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/91

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/91

Billg - Lead O/S - 1991 with Dave Gregory

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/90

steve prior - Lead - May/90 with Rob W

steveb2006 - Solo - 01/Apr/90

John Roe - 2nd - Apr/90 with Nige Hughes

nigehughes - Lead - Mar/90 with John Roe

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Andy Say - Lead - 01/Oct/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Hidden - 1989

Hidden - 1989

Sean Kelly - Lead - Apr/88 with Andy Roberts

goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 02/Mar/88 with Dave Forster

steveb2006 - Solo - 25/Oct/87

Hard work. I still have the scar tissue now!
BigHairyIan - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/87 with Guy Summers

GuySummers - Lead - 21/Jun/87 with bighairyian

Carl Hamer - Lead O/S - 1987

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Aug/86

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/85

Mark Kemball - Solo - 30/Jun/84

Hammy - 2nd - 27/Mar/82 with Fai Kwong

mike bridges - TR O/S - 09/Aug/81 with Pat Meeds, Neil Gregory

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/80

rogerskews - Lead - 21/Jun/80 with Martin Coward

babymoac - Lead - 31/May/80

robinsi197 - 1980

robinsi197 - 1980

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

uphillnow - Lead - Jun/76 with Al Bennett

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 1975 with Phil Smith

Dave Musgrove - 04/Aug/74

Love it! My style of climbing - hands rather bloody at the end. graded VS in 1971
greenbuoy - Lead - 18/Jul/71 with Bob ?

With Steve Warwick
Chris Craggs - Lead - 1971

mikej - Lead - 21/Jun/68 with Geoff Williams

RichardMc - 2nd dnf - 26/Feb/67 with Ian Stromberg

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Total votes cast 464
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easy HVS41 of 167
hard VS83 of 167
VS32 of 167
easy VS7 of 167
hard HS0 of 167
HS1 of 167
easy HS0 of 167
hard 5a1 of 159
5a4 of 159
easy 5a51 of 159
hard 4c36 of 159
4c56 of 159
easy 4c8 of 159
hard 4b3 of 159
4b0 of 159
easy 4b0 of 159
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