Not too bad as a solo, just be very careful!!
David_Gledson - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/15
Top pitch, polished as hell and a bugger to get back down again, first pitch was nice mind. Got the tick now though, and there was a decent view!
Calum Wadsworth - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/15 with Ruairidh Wadsworth
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/15
G Weatherley - 2nd β - Jun/15 with Richard Ive
Lead the first pitch, then peachey lead the top, then I led taking out gear on the way down. Bit cold, good sneaky nut! before the awkward dowsn mantle.
dunnyg - Lead O/S - 30/May/15 with ian peachey
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/15
Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/15
Becks87 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15 with Adam L
A very worthwhile route of a super classic landmark. This route is a lot less polished than the Wasdale Crack start to the shoulder. Used a left foot mantle to get onto the top block to much relief. Extremely polished and nothing that great for protection on the very top. Was told about a small crack about a foot below the back edge from the climb that takes a 0.5 cam and used a sling round a slight notch on the top to set up belay. Hairy getting down after lowering my second. Didn't fancy the methods mentioned in the various guides. Used a combination of abseil from the slight notch and down climbing. Hate to say it for national heritage reasons but maybe a bolt and chain in the top would be a good idea here. Abseiled from the knotted ropes and rusty maillons back off the shoulder (Not recommended)
atom - Lead - 23/May/15 with Rebecca Wood
scott quinn - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with dad
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/15
Paul Bounds - 2nd β - 09/Apr/15 with Luke Bounds
Pigpen - AltLd - 07/Apr/15 with Loch
steely - 2nd - 21/Mar/15 with luke armitage
s1362083 - AltLd - 19/Nov/14
petegunn - Lead - 16/Nov/14 with Tobias, Davina
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Nov/14
Tobias Barthelmes - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/14 with Pete and Davina
robertmichaeladams - Lead - 12/Jul/14 with Bex
Fantastic, third time lucky (1st only just started climbing, 2nd wet)
Steve954 - 2nd β - 20/Jun/14 with Shane Willis, Richard
Great route 7 hours from car and back in bad conditions well
Worth it though!
vinspin - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with kaz, carl
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/May/14
Fun route, with a great position on top, surprisingly there was no one else around on a bank holiday!
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Becky Bagnall, David Qualtrough
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14
Olli-C - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/14 with Chris Waddle
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 2014 with Charlotte
clmacdonald - 2nd - 2014 with tskelhon
joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Joe Mann
thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Joe Callaghan
Led the top section (4m Mantelshelf) after doing the Arete. Then backdown to climb Lingmell & The Crowley Route.
stevo smith - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Rob hall patch
Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Claire Ellwood
redshapedfriday - Lead - 07/Aug/13 with tom anderson
mrginna - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/13 with Ben Hiles
darlolad - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13
mcglenr25 - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with John Niven
JohnBear - AltLd - 09/Jun/13 with Gus, Ryan
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd - 30/Apr/13 with Jack Godwin
Simonpeel - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13
Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 05/Nov/12 with Clare
Derek Robinson - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Mark Collins
Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Delboy
Goose4 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Stuart Paton
steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/12
Lead Wasdale crack, Alec lead The arete first and left gear for me to clip into. Keep your face in and push like hell on that left leg then its all over. Absolutely fantastic.... Jackot!
Pinky - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with alec thomas, chris thomas
nickcj - Lead O/S - 27/May/12
Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/12
Will Gordon - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Rich Goodbody
Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/12
Liam rope-soloed to the shoulder, then me to the top.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 28/Mar/12 with Liam
Dervey - AltLd - 28/Mar/12 with Rich
Ian Hinkins - Lead - 26/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/12
Hidden - 2012
not entirely sure which route we did, forgot the guidebook and didn't fancy the dark, polished "standard" route. just made our way up past a massive flake offering a bit of chimney-esque climbing, easy but slightly bold
GermanAlex - AltLd - 15/Oct/11 with Brannock
With German Alex, as he said we left the guide book behind, 1st pitch went up the crack on the oppostie of the Needle to the really polished crack (Wasdale crack?), second pitch from spike belay worthy of Stoney. Not sure about the grade would have thought S4a more appropriate, even with the down climb, though alex thought HS 4b.
Brannock - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11
Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/11 with Ryan Wilson
Led to shoulder but then waited 30 mins for the rain to clear; by the time Owen and then Jen had 2nd'd pitch 1 was too cold to continue. Good situation and historic but not a great climb
TimKnight - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/11 with Owen Daniel, Jen Shutt
One star for the climbing; two stars for the history; three stars for getting safely back to the shoulder.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 23/Jul/11 with Debbie Wilkinson
iwebster59017 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Carl Sunley, kirsty Brown
Kirsty810202 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/11 with Carl Sunley, Ian Webster
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/11
Don't know what people are complaining about. Seen much worse polish else where. Lovely route.
pffft - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Jojo Mills, Naomi Havercroft
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/11
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/11
Slightly damp, bl**dy cold, but awesome climb!!
Dynamo Digby - 30/Jun/11 with Rob Brown
Pohil - Lead - 04/Jun/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/11
Spanner - 2nd - 18/May/11 with Josh Crabtree
sam coward - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Helen
Preferred this way up needle to The Wasdale Crack, much better positions and climbing, led first pitch. Brilliant view this time from the summit.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with james pcc
Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11
Awesome. Why has this only got 1 star on here? defo worth ***
djmarko75 - Lead O/S - Apr/11
y2keable - AltLd O/S - 27/Mar/11 with tom heaney, Bulley
tom heaney - AltLd O/S - Mar/11
jon clayton - Lead - 25/Sep/10
Hidden - 15/Aug/10
Most amazing experience, in the rain and above a 400m cloud base
Very grateful to the kind soul who placed a mallion + cord on the shoulder!
Daniel Heath - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10
Ianwesterby - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10
Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 02/May/10
TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Sophie, Heather
andy jennings - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Floris
jackse - Lead - Apr/10
Lead second pitch, polished but positive moves. Summit was wacky but awesome.
RCrockford - AltLd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Jonah
Allan lead 1st pitch & I lead 2nd pitch. Really polished and tricky to get up. No finese, used knees but got there. have to wrap rope round over hang and tie on to it for belay, weird!
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd - 13/Sep/09 with Allan Mac
auld al - Lead O/S - Sep/09
matt_ringrose - AltLd - 02/Aug/09 with Ed Causton
Hidden - Lead - Aug/09
monkeymark - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Phil Lee
BeccaSnowden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Tom
Lead second pitch. Nice climbing on 1st pitch second pitch polished and not nice at all! Worth the summit though.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Becca
buddha1369 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Simon B (OB)
wasent worth th walkin huge dissapointment
iliff - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08
tomparrott - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08
jimsrankin - AltLd O/S - Jun/08
Christopher Williamson - 25/May/08 with Matt Sleightholme
Hidden - Feb/08
Lawrie Brand - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Malcolm Airey
Mark Walter - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/07 with Wil Chivers
wilchivs - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/07 with Mark Walter
innesmac - Apr/07
Hidden - 2007
Bargate_Champ - Lead O/S - 2007
My 1st ever trad route.
Rawstron1 - 2nd - 16/Jun/06 with Tim
Hidden - May/06
stewart murray - 2006
Hidden - Lead - 2006
Hidden - Lead - Aug/04
Hidden - Lead - 2004
peteetheridge - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Tom Weston
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/99
Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Mike
andyfeds - Lead - Oct/98 with Andy C
BenTiffin - Lead - Jul/98
I led top pitch. Mist came in very thick. Got some eerie photos.
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 25/May/96 with David Atherton
gallonj - 1992
John Southworth - AltLd O/S - Apr/90
Iain Thow - Lead - 03/Oct/87 with Phil Moorey
With Derwent Hill staff
Steve Crowe - 2nd O/S - 1974
Hidden - AltLd - 1971
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/69