I led P1, and then Barry had a shot at P2 but didn't crack it after a few attempts. I then tried P2 and managed it after a rest on the gear. It is just a hard route to onsight - without an easy way to figure out the crux, and I wasn't prepared for such a battle given the more amenable HS routes we did earlier in the day. The tech grade should definitely be bumped up due to polish. Barry then led P3, and I P4. Great views :)
SenzuBean - AltLd dog - 27/Sep/15 with Barry
Got spanked by the HS pitches after cruising VSs all weekend. The 2nd pitch in particular is definitely harder than the grade. Even the first is very committing for an HS. Plenty of bomber gear though.
BarrySW19 - AltLd RP - 27/Sep/15 with Jon
2 seconds Paul and Rocio
martin c - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15 with Paul G
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/15
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Pilar
Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/May/15
Radical-G - Lead O/S - 26/May/15
Alternating leads with Parisa and she also had a very plucky go at leading the plished HS 4b variation..think she'll do it not problem nxt visit. (also spotted an interesting option for nxt visit....
joe gallacher - AltLd - 10/May/15 with Parisa
Currently a pair of peregrines nesting near to the second belay. They were at all happy about us just being at the base of the route so we decided to leave it (26/04/15).
Robin Woodward - 26/Apr/15
led p1 &2
BarnDawg - Lead - 05/Apr/15 with Dave Tulloch
Jayyaj (Jason) lead pitch 2 (4b variant)
AndrewCollins - AltLd - 04/Apr/15 with Andy Dorset, Jason
Did the normal route which Andrew led and I led the 2nd pitch doing the 4b variant but ended up resting on it.
jayyaj - AltLd dog - 04/Apr/15
jamesb101 - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/14 with Chris Cockbain
chris cockbain - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/14
Hidden - 02/Oct/14
tom jefferies - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/14 with Richard Oneil
weather was sunny but a bit wet, surface was highly polished.
stevo5171 - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/14
jamie d - TR O/S - Aug/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/14
Helen.Burgess - AltLd - 16/Jul/14 with Hal Roberts
carievans67 - 2nd - 02/Jul/14 with Gary Burkhardt
Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/14
MikeSP - Lead - 17/May/14
Nice, Led 1&2
Jamiet297 - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with Silvia Candia
silviac - AltLd - 17/May/14 with Jamie Trump
Sarah Welsh - AltLd - 17/May/14 with Andy Foers
dkilner - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with joe newham
Legs - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Sarah
Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14
joe gallacher - Lead - 20/Apr/14 with Allan Green
Top rope solo. Out of shape: found both HS variations desperate. Dynamic uncontrolled moves got me up both...just.
JamesColeman - TR O/S - 29/Mar/14
Had fun on the start and first few moves of pitch 1 to reach the easing, great route, enjoyed the traditionl route 2nd from last pitch round the arete and some reasonable exposure
ianbowles - AltLd O/S - 17/Nov/13 with Max Bardwell
jcooper8 - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13
andrew549 - AltLd O/S - 10/Nov/13
Spillers - AltLd - 14/Oct/13 with Leo
Nice summit view to end the day :)
Dr Toph - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/13
CC p1,3 TB p2,4. The polish made things spicy at times.
birthers - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Caroline C
caroline256 - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Tom B
Hidden - 2nd - Sep/13
P1 me, P2-3 Stu, P4 me.
stonemikey - AltLd - 31/Aug/13
Pitches 1, 3 & 4 of the original route, Pitch 2 by HS variation.
Jen Mason - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Richard
Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/13
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/13
birge55 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/13
P1 felt hard, steep and bouldery (4c??), P2 felt like trying to climb on glass. P3 and 4 were pleasant. Enjoyable route, but stiff for the grade.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/13 with Jun Aizawa
CLyus - Lead - 19/Jun/13 with Meinertzhagen
Did the 2nd pitch of the HS variation
jonnyblindsign - AltLd - 08/Jun/13 with oldbastard
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/May/13
Done in three pitches, I took the first two and Chris the final one.
Mr. K - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Chris Mullaney
ben.phillips - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with Mike Rigby
fathobbit - AltLd - 06/May/13 with Mr. K
Lead P1 and P4. Ben did P2 & P3 together.
mike.rigby - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Ben Phillips
ben.phillips - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Mike Rigby
maddy92 - Lead - 16/Feb/13
Alex Cole - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with David Maddison
mauricechetwyndwoods1 - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Leo Grabowski
quite necky and holds are polished, makes for strenuous climbing, climbed easier vs routes!!!
Andrew will wilson - 2013
BicycleBradley - AltLd O/S - 2013 with Chris Phelps
A Jackson - Lead O/S - 2013
RKirke - AltLd O/S - 11/Nov/12
Climbed in dark with head torches, stormy weather, showers, waves crashing over the 2nd belay!! Great fun! The pint afterwards felt well earned.
TimBoothby - Lead dog - 17/Oct/12 with Stephen
Daymo - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Rob, Len Oakes, Andy
Andy Merrick - 2nd - 29/Sep/12
deejmonkey - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Tom, matt
tomparrott - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with DJ
terragait - AltLd - 29/Sep/12 with Len, Andy M, Erb
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Sep/12
steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12
Was aiming to do the easier variation but followed the polish and am pretty sure we did this.
The grade seems more accurate too although the difficulties were brief and escapable.
gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12
2nd pitch variation very polished at crucial foot placements , felt more like VS 4c BUT the more exposed easier arete is where the 3 stars are.
joe gallacher - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with Mary Eggins
Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12
Huw lead P1 & P2 after I tried leading P2 and lowered off the crux. I led P3+4 as one.
timstyles - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12 with Huw Howells
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12
Pete Randall - AltLd - 19/May/12 with John H
First and third pitches were enoyable (clean OS), but the second pitch is like climbing glass (thus the dogged). Would recommend switching to the more exposed arÍte route for the second pitch. Not worth the stars due to polish.
andyevans - 2nd dog - 19/May/12
Led P1, P3. Fun bouldery start. Rob D slipped off on P2, I caught him a couple feet short of the ground - slippery for feet. Got hailstones on P3! Looks like a better route than the vdiff variation, so should get a couple of stars.
Poco Loco - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with Robert, R. Horler
Unpleasantly suprised by polish on P2, took a fall after reading the route wrong and muffing the crux up. Nice to have a sharp belayer!
Bobling - AltLd - 21/Apr/12 with Rob H, James P
Slick - AltLd - 21/Apr/12 with Isabel Evans
Egons Issy - AltLd - 21/Apr/12 with Richard Nicholson
nath_casper - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Adam A Wheeler, Montse Shelb
jon_ridley - AltLd O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Emily Cropton
Emily Cropton - AltLd - 02/Oct/11 with Jon Ridley
Pitches 3 and 4.
Voltemands - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Carlene HIll
MD - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Donna, Su
Hidden - AltLd - 27/Aug/11
climbingxcat - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Brian
btc - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Bob Workman
M.P L.P Trad HS,4b
Did it in three pitches - running the last two together
OERees - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/11
Danny Crump - Lead - 13/Aug/11 with Sarah Pentelow
Convinced mass GMC party to do Ridge after day climbing at 3 cliffs. Ropes and people all over it. We had well earned beer and food at Oxwich Hotel after. Ran 1st 2 pitches together. Mark did rest to top.
freemanTom - AltLd - 16/Jul/11 with Richard Whitaker, Mark Diplock
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/11
JCookie - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with Richard Plater
ThinkI did some of the variations.
chris wyatt - Solo - 30/Apr/11
led p1, 2 & 4
Matthew Edwards - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Jamie Short
J.Short - AltLd - 19/Apr/11 with Ed
joem - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/11
Jono Graham - 2011
beakerburgess - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Joe Mccarty
East Ridge Variations first pitch, original East Ridge second pitch.
Steve Hill - AltLd rpt - 31/Aug/10 with Melinda Hill
minda_kat - AltLd - 31/Aug/10 with Steve Hill
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/10 with dan stead
Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/10
1st pitch quite a warm up early in the morning. Only just seconded without falling off. Had to downclimb some of the 2nd pitch and rest as was still pumped from the 1st pitch.
freemanTom - AltLd - 15/Aug/10 with Genna Morrow
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/10
Hidden - AltLd dog - 17/Jul/10
followed the polish all the way
tdudley - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Ed Edwards, Tom Webber
wasn't told it was HS! tho didn't really feel like one, more VD or S apart from the 2nd pitch move... we started after the sun went down. good fun
turns out only done pitch 2 of the HS variation.
Matthew Edwards - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Tom Webber, Tom Dudley
TomWebber - Solo - 24/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jun/10
Led pitches 1 and 3. Great position at the top belay.
DKaye - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10 with dunnyg
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10
Hidden - AltLd - May/10
staying right for the bottom two pitches, second pitch had 1 hard move. otherwise v easy too many short pitches, good intro to multi pitch climbing.
dunky - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/10
jon clayton - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with Hannah Sinnott
Jules led the first pitch, I led the second, third and fourth, we ran the second and third into one pitch. I did the HS bits, didn't find them that HS apart from the start of the fourth pitch. There are a couple of other hardish looking bits that I'll have to come back another time and do.
mattrm - AltLd - 13/Feb/10 with Jules Vine
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/09
i had 1st go at pitch one got some gear in, ro went up a bit further and got some higher gear in, i then led through and finished the pitch. ro fell on pitch 2 and hurt ankle
ross duffield - AltLd dnf - 29/Aug/09 with row
led 1st pitch and 3rd+4th together. Great fun climbing. 4th pitch is only a scramble though.
joeurwin - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with alex
AlexD - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with joeurwin
fchris - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/09 with Barbara E
Gareth T - 2nd - 31/May/09 with Tom Webber
There are all sorts of options on this climb, some considerably harder than 4b if you seek them out, we had fun with a committing move that involved pulling up on a 2 finger pocket at the back of a little shelf.
The Ivanator - AltLd - 25/May/09 with Rob
Lead pitched 3 and 4, tries pitch 2 it was too polished
eclipse - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Greg Jones
Climbed the first two pitches polished to high heaven.
Greg Jones - AltLd - 23/May/09 with eclipse
bridget143 - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with SUSS
Hannah Moulton - Lead - 03/May/09 with suss
tweedcore - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/09
Kenemo - 2009
summo - 2009
sebrider - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/08 with Guy robertson
Top pitch climbed in the dark by head-torch.
Steve Hill - Lead β - 15/Oct/08 with Mark Winder
TomWebber - AltLd - 08/Oct/08 with Sam Watkins
Samo - AltLd - 08/Oct/08 with Tom Webber
tdudley - 2nd dog - Aug/08 with Simon Robinson
simonr - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Tom Dudley
Chris 1st, 2nd & 3rd pitches, Alys 4th. 2nd pitch was very, very polished and slippery - slipped onto gear at crux...
chrisjones199 - AltLd dog - 26/Jul/08 with Alys Rook
davidgc1 - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Emily
andy jennings - Lead O/S - Jun/08 with Momber
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/07
matt.woodfield - Lead - 11/Mar/07
steve.warrington - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Matt Woodfiled
Stone Muppet - 2007 with mw
AlexRenshaw - 24/Aug/06 with Thomas Renshaw
John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/05 with Shirley
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/05
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/05 with gwilym
goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 10/May/98
mikej - Lead - 22/Aug/71 with E