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Crescendo* HS

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18m. south of Chamonix (not Little Chamonix)you will see a Chimney with a hanging chockstone. Climb the short obvious chimney of 20ft, easy enough to a stance and probably for the best, a belay. The next part of the first pitch/second pitch really, is extremely polished and you can not get gear in. You just have to go for it. As you ascend the ridge from the tree area which connects to several climbs including the middle of Little Chamonix, the climbing is of a good MS standard. Originally this whole climb was a VD - which was nuts. But climbers must have their wits about them not to miss the point of the whole climb: the last pitch, hence 'Crescendo'. As you reach the top near the Belvedere, you must descend slightly to do the final short pitch which traverses and ascends a shallow scoop on the face and leads you up to middle of the Belvedere proper. The rock is very grippy with not a hint of polish (it is well-skipped). This is what makes the climb a HS, if it is ommitted then the climb is a MS, but just think, back in the 60s before all this good gear we have, those boys regarded this as a VD! While the tiny traverse is very technical, the rock is very good, although it is very hard to protect. Micros are of immense use when you get to the ledge as there are a couple of small cracks - a #1 wire will fit, but will not look like it will hold, thus use a micro. Excellent climb.
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Eagertom - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/14

MatthewH - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Lester, Ben

Benstar - 2nd - 14/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/14

Broke down into 3 pitches as we were on a single
mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Nick Howard

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 25/Aug/14

FraserMcClennan - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/14

Lyndsay Superclimber - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Ryan

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/14

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Mel

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Camilla West

nedly - AltLd - 03/Jul/14 with Sean Chu

Senna - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/14 with Ned

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14

benny_m - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Su

r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with jen wright

Enjoyed P1, confused by P2. Too many oak tree, went up to left then up to arete on left, never quite sure if on route but felt like a line.
zetamgr - Lead - 04/Jun/14 with Zoe

zoe.louise94 - 2nd - 04/Jun/14 with Martin Roberts

Hidden - Solo - Jun/14

Hidden - AltLd - 26/May/14

Upper part receives little traffic. Head up and left from tree belay at top of first pitch of Little Chamonix.
FrJ - 2nd - 24/May/14 with Mike Cunningham

Mark Fairhurst - Lead O/S - 21/May/14

SPD224 - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Martin Smith

sergio46 - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Walter

daWalt - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with serge

AnitaClimb - 2nd - 17/May/14 with LMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 06/May/14 with Kris

Pete_Hamlin - AltLd - 04/May/14

think we got lost several times
Teappleby - Lead - 03/May/14 with India Nunan, Sarah Roscoe, Nick Priestly

started on the first pitch of the bludgeon E1 finished on crescendo after 2nd pitch
ed251 - 2nd O/S - 03/May/14

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with India

indiarara - 2nd - 03/May/14 with Nick

First pitch was interesting, with all but one piece of gear on the polished section after the chockstone... Then It was a bit of a free for all through the wilderness to the top, battling ants and avoiding rooks throughout! The last pitch (after the wilderness) which probably wasn't even the intended last pitch was actually quite cool! little traverse leading to a corner crux to the top out, two dodgy small wires to protect (more mental protection than anything else). Weird route!
OllieF - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Emma W

emmswhit - AltLd O/S - 02/May/14 with Ollie Footitt

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Lead - 02/May/14

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/14

Route finding is awful...
Sol Armer - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14

was not a fan of the polished wall with no decent gear. 2nd pitch was fun though.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Stefan

Didn't fancy the bold bit so climbed the crack on the left. Got lost at the top and did something of about HS which was quite
sheelba - Lead - 18/Apr/14

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

Just P1.
mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Nick Howard

Tom Macleod - AltLd - 29/Mar/14 with Chris Collinson

Jonathan Spooner - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14 with John Niven

P1
JohnBear - AltLd - 24/Mar/14 with Spoon

Dan1978 - 2014

Dan1978 - 2014

Maddie - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/13

jonlord - Lead - 17/Oct/13

Bold first (second in the guidebook) pitch... overgrown and difficult to find the second the second half, and somewhat of a disappointment when it was found. Less of a crescendo than a damp squib. The best part is the bold bit.
Madden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Connall Brown

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Sep/13

sonic46 - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Matt Page

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/13

Dervey - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/13

MikeLell - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/13

tennantbell - AltLd - 13/Aug/13

Curious route..very polished 1st pitch and then into the wilderness. The wildnerness was actually pretty good!
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 10/Aug/13 with Judith Neaves

t_hume - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

My first HS! But jittery leading the top of the first pitch but enjoyed the 2nd much more.
Tasmin - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Craig Holden

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/13

Mark Kemball - Lead - 10/Jul/13 with Bill Kemball

A bit of an epic ! Greg led Pitch 1 - very bold, on large enough holds but very polished. I led second pitch but had a nightmare trying find the route. Followed the polish up "Little Chamonix" then tried "The Bludgeon" until it got too very hard very quickly ! Then headed the correct way (left !) and still got lost (someone else did as well based on the stuck cam) but finally got it right. By that time the head fried and the final "crescendo" traverse was even a bit of a relief ! Just remember, if in doubt head left !
Stoff - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with gpcomps

Lead the first pitch, good holds but very little gear. We found the second pitch difficult to navigate
gpcomps - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Chris Bridgland

kelliroberts3 - 2nd - 21/Jun/13 with Peter Rigby

Pete Rigby - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Kelli Roberts

Little B - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/13 with nathan

Chelsey Robinson - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Harry Shuell

lead in two pitches, hay-fever kicked in!
Harry Shuell - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

rustynath - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Ben

Claireee - AltLd - 11/Jun/13 with Naomi H

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Gumery - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

first pitch only. trainers as feet hurt after bg reccy in the morning.
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with HPC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13

Led P2
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Pierre Mathiot

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Andy Owen

Paul Baxter led first pitch up the very bold slab and went a little off route up a corner to the left. I led a final scrambly pitch to the top, but probably not where the route was supposed to go.
TomCooksey - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13

Elsier - AltLd rpt - 20/Apr/13 with Adrian

redshapedfriday - Lead rpt - 19/Apr/13 with tom anderson

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/13

Seconded and fell on the slab to the right of the chimney at the start. Pretty polished and did not pay enough attention. Got it right 2nd time. Good climb, very interesting start and end.
tom.dodo - 2nd dog - 07/Apr/13 with Andy (Penrith)

HS about right. Horrid polish on first pitch.
Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 06/Apr/13 with Chris KMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

quickdrawmcraw - Lead - 29/Mar/13

Stopsy - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with townley

j.townley - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Stops!

Had first pitch, polished and bold like guidebook says.
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - AltLd - 17/Feb/13 with Ben Pearce

Poor gear on first pitch, average route
Dave Pen - AltLd - 2013

scott mayled - 2013

Hidden - 2013

bclifton - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Fell off after pinnacle. Too pumped to try again.
Andy27 - 2nd dnf - 05/Nov/12 with Mike Norbury

Lead P2
alexm198 - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Simon Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Oct/12

danieleaston - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Mark

musgravet - AltLd rpt - 18/Sep/12

Simonj - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with jim

Lead pitch 1.
Jimmy1976 - AltLd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Simon

Hangover wasn't helping my route finding and kept getting right and left mixed up. The wall half way up the first pitch is bold and polished but the rest seemed fine.
sjbrook - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with SarahK, PMC

andysroom - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Lizzie

jamesrogers - Lead - Sep/12

matt25 - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with matt spires

Doug Wilkie - 2nd - 08/Aug/12 with Tom Musgrave

musgravet - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Jesse Coombs, Doug Wilkie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12

jwpil - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Mat

samoliver01 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12

johnrich - 2nd - 19/Jun/12 with Foggy

Enjoyed back wall. Polished steep bit of 1st would benefit from being longer, then proper HS
alaster tonge - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Assad Lahlou

Attempted to lead first pitch but wasn't 'bold' enough for the polished wall. Managed to get a nut twisted into a hole on left to protect down/climb to platform. Seconded OK - longer reach would have helped. Disappointed with myself. Aaaaagh.
Sue Underwood - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with David Jones

Lead P1,
J25 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Alex Thompson

Awesome day to top out, views all the way up the valley.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with JonnyO

Julie - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with Matt, Jason

keithlambley - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Pete H

Steve J T - Lead - 03/Jun/12

kitch22 - Solo O/S - 27/May/12

Led first pitch
Law1980 - AltLd - 22/May/12

Hidden - 20/May/12

Tim Rodgers - AltLd - 20/May/12 with Rod Molyneux

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/12

Shotliff - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/12

MH Much dampness making the first pitch quite exciting!
Marq - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Helen C (LMC)

nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Bob Barnes

Hidden - 17/Apr/12

Ellie79 - AltLd - 16/Apr/12 with Mike C

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 14/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/12

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Apr/12

Celia Watson - 2nd - 05/Apr/12 with Shelley Watson, stuart watson

Voltemands - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Carlene HIll

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/12

Shelley_Watson - 2nd - 05/Apr/12 with Stuart Watson

joe_lancs - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12

Krystalli - 26/Mar/12 with Andy W

Long time since I did this. always remember the first pitch as serious but its now polished as well. A long polished reach on a steep wall with a potentiasl fall onto a ledge.
colin smith - Lead - 26/Mar/12 with Penny Kingsland

Will Williams - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

francesanncavanagh - 2nd - 23/Mar/12 with Tom Kirby

TRFrost - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with D. Armstrong

danny33 - Lead - 21/Mar/12

Smithy Smith - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/12

beds74 - Lead - 18/Mar/12 with Rebecca Edwards

DaveAtkinson - AltLd - 17/Mar/12 with M.Lawton

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Mar/12

J1PEF - Lead - 13/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Mar/12

tcn_2002 - Lead - 04/Mar/12

The polished part in the first pitch was wet in all the wrong places. It felt pretty bold.
Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/12

peaker16 - Lead - 05/Feb/12

MilesHickey - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/12 with Adam James Clark

Callum Anderson - 2012

gingermike1 - 2012

Sam_Marsland - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/11 with Mark Eddy

Lead P1&2 as one (advisable). Ignore original description - plenty of gear on P2 (there is a large crack to your left) and the climbing gets much easier as you cross onto the polished rock. P2 is great fun on the juggy overhang.
Merlin - AltLd O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Phil Chalkley

sausage - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Matthew Fraser

With Will. In the rain. First pitch was horrific in the wet.
Roch - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with MRT

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Sep/11

Dan led first pitch I led second. First pitch has a couple of nice moves half way up, the second pitch traverse is great fun and feels quite exposed
Johnny B Diggerman - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Jamie, Dan L

stronglikebear - AltLd - 04/Sep/11 with Johnny B Diggerman

hetaher - Lead - 21/Aug/11 with Gail Smith and Rosie Florence

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Mike Elkin

Danny Crump - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with John Andrews

Very enjoyable route, but there were giant ants everywhere!
girlymonkey - AltLd - 22/Jul/11 with Tom Young

Lead 1st pitch. Nice and varied climbing.
yehti - AltLd - 22/Jul/11 with Susan Young

ceaddiso - AltLd - 14/Jul/11 with Conan

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Jul/11

mountain man ed - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11

HansUDes - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/11 with Simon

MarkRoe - Solo rpt - 20/Jun/11

Conan - AltLd - 14/Jun/11 with Clare A

stratandrew - AltLd - 12/Jun/11 with Katharine Bagshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/11

APRS - AltLd - 09/Jun/11 with Matt Robinson

Matt_L_Robinson - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/11

timf - 07/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

cheeky monkey77 - Lead - 04/Jun/11

Tom Keaveny - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with bweakers

matty123 - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with Tom Keaveny

rob1234 - 2nd rpt - 19/May/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 09/May/11

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

tev - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Leon

Me P1. Thomas P2
leonjones - AltLd - 01/May/11 with thomas vaughan

adamjc13 - 2nd - May/11 with Andy Little

Led pitch 2
Jim Malo - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Mike

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11

Leelogs - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with SCC

LardClimber - Lead - 26/Apr/11 with Al Pease

I led pitch 1, Adrian led pitch 2 but found a trickier way than that described in the book, through a rose bush... but we weren't the first ;)
sarah hawker - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Adrian W

Adrianw - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Sarah Hawker

Bold first pitch, fortunately Dave led. beautiful well protected crack climb on second pitch
sjbutterworth - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Dave Fletcher

what a load of shit
ojp - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Robin

Climbed with mark watsons in 2 pitches. I led P1, mark led P2. Not much gear on pitch 1.
rnotman67 - AltLd - 09/Apr/11

mfisher - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Ben Watson

benji77 - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with matty fisher

Craig Geddes - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/11

nia - Lead - 28/Mar/11

cleetont - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with nia

P2 to avoid serious holdup on LC.
daWalt - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with TC

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

nathan.ling - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

tk1991 - 2nd dog - 07/Mar/11 with Tom Kirby

JonathanJones - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Joe

got lost, couldn't find pitch 2!!!
kato'sdad - Lead - 06/Mar/11 with Jon Lewis

Lead first pitch.
riven - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with John Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/11

Saintly - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/11

Ellie79 - AltLd - 01/Mar/11 with Dave C

Alex Munnery - AltLd - 12/Feb/11 with Katie-jayne Micklethwaite, Jordan Peaker

MarkRoe - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Ian Webster

Led pitch one. very bold with polished holds.
iwebster59017 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with MarkRoe

Hidden - 2011

mwatson - 2011

mataius - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

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

Led P2 to escape the little Cham crowds..
odox - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Rachel Church, Adam Kidson

first pitch
thetradlad - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/10

grp - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

mark88 - AltLd - 16/Oct/10 with Graham Kelshaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with JNewbiggin

Hidden - 04/Sep/10

Led 1st pitch, rest is a bit scrambly, save for nice short back wall
hairynortherner - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Andy

joem - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/10

ClareM.123 - AltLd - 13/Aug/10

frume - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Ben, Troy, Andy Edwards, Rory Juss

benjizac - AltLd - 24/Jul/10 with Paul Ireland

Both pitches. The Bold bit is very polished!
James_D - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Andrea, Rach

Steve Perry - AltLd O/S - Jul/10 with Annie

Ken Taylor - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Loz, Chris Michalak

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/10

In 3 pitches, Led pitch 2.Had another shot at it and think we got the route right this time, fantastic climbing on last pitch trending right from 'the tree' where the last pitch starts. Definitely felt like the finish to the route but the traverse was well protected unlike the description so maybe wrong.
Ben Sharp - AltLd - 28/Jun/10 with Phil

Did it in 3 pitches. I led 1st and 3rd pitches.
Phil West - AltLd rpt - 28/Jun/10 with Ben Sharp

2nd pitch extremely polished, not much gear. Very nearly fell off
Sam W - Lead - 25/Jun/10 with Nina Jenkinson

themountaintamer - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10

ShoePolice - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Neil Hardy

P1 - me P2 - Jim
nrhardy - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Jim Hatfield

Mark lead first pitch, i took the second. It was raining thus very slippery indeed and we went to kendal wall after for the rest of the afternoon, much to marks distaste.
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Mark Fyles

liverpooldave - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Ken

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/10

Easy apart from 2 polished and unprotected metres off the chockstone.
pnorth - AltLd - 02/Jun/10 with Tim Ewington

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Zach Stone

zach.stone - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Robert King

Doby - 2nd O/S - 29/May/10 with Miles, Elsie

Lead 1st pitch. The wall is quite polished but it was possible to get some small wires in.
Elsier - AltLd O/S - 29/May/10 with Jo, Miles

Don't remember this hard pitch at the top - pretty sure it wasn't in the guidebook either, though!
ladislav - Lead O/S - 29/May/10 with Jo, Elsie

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/10

AndyT1151 - AltLd - 12/May/10

Pretty sure it was this one. Said Severe in the Guide book.
Ben Sharp - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Sylvie, Paul Beds

Upper portion of pitch 1 is polished and poorly protected
csd23 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Arnaud Thl

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/10

twoplates - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Andy S

Andy S - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Tom S

furry - AltLd - 17/Apr/10 with Kiwi Al

christensena - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Huge

hardoreVdiffBen - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with Dunk

Dunk-RB - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Ben Littley

Sylvi - 2nd - 09/Apr/10 with paul and ben

Route-finding a bit tricky on the first pitch...
PeteH - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - AltLd O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Peter Hart

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

cosmicray - 2010

Hidden - 2010

buddha1369 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/09 with Amber

Led middle and top pitch
holly138 - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Fiona Mellor

krasavenko - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/09 with Tom C

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

ccraigg22 - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09 with Peter Hill

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Kaiser999 - Lead - 26/Sep/09 with Andy Farrimond

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Sep/09

Led 1st pitch in the rain - bold moves.
Adi Hooper - AltLd - 19/Sep/09 with Joe Herbert

Luis SD - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09

Booey - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/09

Jack Loftus - 2nd O/S - Sep/09 with Nick

clairepoppett - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Ray

Lovely evening explore of the crag...
Ewan Richards - Solo - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/09

a bit dull. HS? Really? The man-eating ants added some interest.
smolders - AltLd - 23/Jul/09 with Loic

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/09

Brilliant- nice route
Twisty - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Rayan Sammut

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jun/09

wheelo - AltLd - 25/Jun/09 with craig

Ballsy polished section led by john!! Made a hash of second pitch, best to climb thru and not waste energy trying to protect!! (Note to self)
quirky - AltLd - 25/Jun/09 with Wheelo

steveP - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Simon Ringrose

Andrew1 - Lead - 13/Jun/09 with Ros

cearbhalld - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/09 with Tina Michels

Jack Shepherd - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with Kurtis Walker

Had a hairy moment on the polished wall but a very enjoyable climb non the less!
sk8world19 - Lead β - 12/May/09 with Ash Harris

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/09

Little B - AltLd O/S - 12/May/09 with Simon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

frankcp87 - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Steve Jones

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

luke46 - Lead O/S - May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

first pitch up the face to right of the chock stone was very polished but holds are all there.
Chris Harding - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Phil Bailey

knicos - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09

adw07 - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Scott Becker

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with margaret

JonnySchofield - Lead - 21/Mar/09

Giles1 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with michael burrows

Bainbridge - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Peter Wilkinson

peewee2008 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Sam Bainbridge

Hidden - 2009

greenroom - 2009

tjmillen - AltLd - 2009 with simon hall

beaumap - Lead - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

MarkDavies36 - 2009

dkd - Lead O/S - 2009 with Al

Hidden - Lead - 18/Dec/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/08

Woodiee - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Libby Kerr

Em66 - AltLd O/S - 02/Nov/08 with MUMC

Second pitch after starting on Little Chamonix
RichardMc - Lead - 01/Nov/08 with Mary Sealey

Mark led 1st pitch and went under chockstone ! I led crack to left of wall as wall v wet, crack v. brambly ! Missed last pitch doh !
tiga271 - AltLd - 24/Oct/08 with mark20

Led P1, P3. Went under the chockstone which was great fun! Did the middle option on P3, the left trending line, small cams useful. Wasn't sure where last pitch went, pointless line, so missed it out.
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/08

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Georgianna

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Ewan Buckingham

troym - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Clare Pickup

Dan lead pitch one, John pitch 2
Daniel Armitage - AltLd - 25/Sep/08 with John Mason

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Daniel Armitage

gordon henderson - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/08 with MRT

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/08 with Helen

John Roe - AltLd - 29/Aug/08 with Gordon Henderson

Led 1st pitch - from chock stone up was wall of revolting slime plus no gear, would be beautiful climbing if dry though. Not sure if we did the final pitch right but whatever we did was good!
SianR - AltLd - 08/Aug/08 with Ewie

Slimy but a nice climb.
Ewan Richards - AltLd - 08/Aug/08 with SianR

Hidden - TR - 04/Aug/08

mikelaing - Lead - Aug/08 with David & Makiko

andrewineichen - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08 with rich plail 209 sig sqn

richw2k2 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Chris Wood

bazpearson - AltLd β - 29/Jun/08 with tim millen

Led all pitches Second pitch extremely polished and not very good gear.
moose ridd - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with L.Osborne

sgl - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/08

Lucy Lu - 2nd - 12/Jun/08 with Stephen

Dan 85 - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/08 with Alexander

oliverthomp - 2nd - 09/Jun/08 with Ben Bairstow

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/08

Celia Watson - 2nd - 20/May/08 with stuart watson

climbed as a three with ed and Gary... Gary leading the first pitch with the surprising lack of gear in the sopping wet polished wall!! bit mossey on the top of the final pitch aswell
Joe Noake - 2nd O/S - 02/May/08 with Ed Throp

Ed Throp - Lead O/S - 02/May/08 with joe noake

net - Lead - 19/Apr/08 with Joanne

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 18/Apr/08

Some nice moves but a lot of scrambling as well
jonny taylor - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/08 with Andy B

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/08

Balls of steel needed for polished second pitch sans gear.
jimorothy - AltLd - 16/Apr/08 with Rachel Crolla

Adam1973 - AltLd rpt - 21/Mar/08 with David Bogle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/08

chris warner - Lead - 17/Mar/08 with dave warner

Hidden - Solo - 18/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - Feb/08

CarolineH - Lead - 27/Jan/08 with Jean

Hidden - 2008

nickcj - Lead - 2008

innesmac - 2008

alexrafferty1986 - AltLd O/S - 15/Nov/07 with Ryan Perry

chedder - 2nd - 03/Nov/07 with andy woolston

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07

Batty - AltLd - 04/Oct/07

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/07

George Bassant - AltLd - Oct/07 with Pam Waud

shouter - Solo - Oct/07

shouter - 2nd - Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/07

Holy lack of gear! Tasty 1st pitch, my student got her knockers stuck in a tree!!!!!!!
Zoomer - Lead - 12/Sep/07 with A Student

Led second pitch
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Callum Gilhooley

Hidden - AltLd dog - 11/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead - Jul/07

shouter - 2nd - Jul/07

Also with Darren (Jeni's friend). Darren P1, Me P2. Had failed to lead P1.
dpmUK - AltLd - 23/Jun/07 with Jeni

Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Wil Chivers

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/07

Eccentric - AltLd - 19/Jun/07 with Bunchuk

wilchivs - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Mark Walter

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/07

In the pissing rain
tom.e - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Claire

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/07

Hidden - AltLd - May/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 09/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/07

Mark Collins - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Big Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/07

Johann - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

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

220bpm - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/06 with Dave

Clean climb. Some advice from Andy on short exposed final pitch at the top.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Andy P

cheeky - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06 with Andy Philipson

cherad - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Led whole climb. Loved it!
Caralynh - Lead O/S - 21/May/06 with Iain Simpson

Matt - BodyPoint - 2nd - 14/May/06 with Andrew McVittie

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/06

Celia Watson - 2nd - 16/Apr/06 with stuart watson

stewart murray - 2006

fatboy8pie - Lead - 2006

Hidden - AltLd - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/05

Celia Watson - 2nd - 22/Aug/05 with stuart watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/05

Hidden - Aug/05

steve prior - Lead - Aug/05 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/05

Celia Watson - 2nd - 10/Jul/05 with stuart watson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/05

Hidden - AltLd - May/05

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/05

Avoided gearless wall using corner crack on left
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/05 with Fred

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/05

Celia Watson - 2nd - 23/Apr/05 with stuart watson

jfmchivall - 2005

platt2000 - Lead - 2005

Wayne S - 2005

Lead pitch 2. Nothing to write home about as a climb.
Alaric - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/04 with Isabel B

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

Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 23/May/04 with Johan

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/May/04

Hidden - AltLd - May/04

djking1983 - Lead - 09/Apr/04

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Feb/04

steveP - Lead O/S - 2004 with Paul Rowlands

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/03

Phil West - Lead O/S - 25/May/03 with David Atherton

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/02

joe king - May/02 with simon ringrose

The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 13/Apr/02 with John Nesbitt

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/01

petegunn - AltLd - 01/May/01 with Matt Wilkes

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/01

Celia Watson - 2nd - 01/May/01 with stuart watson

The Pylon King - AltLd O/S - May/01 with Laura

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2001 with Rick Graham

Hidden - Lead - 02/Nov/00

Howard J - AltLd - 20/Nov/99 with Paul Barker

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/99

Jacob Ram - Lead - 22/Aug/99 with elisa shub

Little B - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/99 with Jane

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/99 with Chris W

Hidden - Lead - Jun/99

Malpractise - 14/May/99

Hidden - AltLd - 1999

kjbix - AltLd - 25/Jan/98 with Ewan Peacock

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/97

rachm2004 - 2nd - 10/Aug/97 with Tony

biggianthead - 30/Aug/96 with HT

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 1996

Trobbo - AltLd - 12/Aug/95 with mick machin

stokienomad - AltLd - 02/Jul/95

Hidden - AltLd - 20/May/95

nickdonohue - Lead - 02/Apr/95 with Anne ?

BlueJohn - AltLd - 1995 with Mick Stockdale

Climbed again with Bill - 6th May 2013.
PeteCheung - 10/Oct/92 with Pete Butler

Started up this route but finished up Little Chamonix.My first lead - thanks Les. You may not believe this but when I was on route a bloke soloed past me and Les (who knew his climbing history) shouted over to him, "No roller skates and boxing gloves today then!" Apparently the 'bloke' who soloed past me on my first ever lead was the guy who soloed Little Chamonix in roller skates and boxing gloves. How is that for a memorable first lead.
AndyP - Lead O/S - Mar/91 with Les Jennings

V diff really
Iain Thow - 2nd - 23/May/87 with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey

Steve Crowe - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/85

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/84 with Dave Palmer

EddieA - Lead - 1984

sadams - 2nd - 25/Aug/82 with Don

Lord of Starkness - Lead - 1981 with Stu Ely

steviewindsurf - 1981 with Mel Turnbull

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 1980

MikeDowsett - AltLd - 1980 with Andy Lynch

Hammy - AltLd - 14/Oct/79

Hidden - Lead - Sep/78

Superb sunny day
Peter Main - AltLd - 06/Dec/75 with Quentin Mitchell

DGY - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/75

Peter Main - Lead - 21/Mar/75 with Howtown Outdoor Education Centre

Hidden - AltLd - Feb/75

babymoac - 18/Apr/74

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 13/Apr/73

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - Aug/70 with Geoff Leach

David Smith - Lead - 1967

Dave Musgrove - Jan/66

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Voting
Total votes cast 141
hard VS0 of 72
VS1 of 72
easy VS4 of 72
hard HS7 of 72
HS47 of 72
easy HS8 of 72
hard S4 of 72
S1 of 72
easy S0 of 72
3 Stars0 of 69
2 Stars13 of 69
1 Star31 of 69
0 Stars16 of 69
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 515 (2.5%)
Lead179 of 515 (34.8%)
Followed74 of 515 (14.4%)
Toproped1 of 515 (0.2%)
Alt Leads207 of 515 (40.2%)
Unknown41 of 515 (8.0%)

'Climbed'251 of 515 (48.7%)
clean O/S244 of 515 (47.4%)
clean β2 of 515 (0.4%)
clean rpt12 of 515 (2.3%)
dogged3 of 515 (0.6%)
dnf3 of 515 (0.6%)