99m, 5 pitches. Excellent, safe climbing in superb surroundings on good though polished rock. Start from the gap directly behind the Needle.
1.) 12m, climb the very polished slab above to a chimney that trends left to a stance below a steep wall.
2.) 15m, the steep wall above, followed by easier rocks, leads to a broken wall. Climb the wall, then traverse 7m right to the rib.
3.) 25m, follow the rib above, then easy rocks to a corner which is climbed on the right.
4.) 12m, climb the groove on the left. Alternatively, climb the groove for 3m, then traverse right under the overhang and finish straight up.
5.) 33m, easy scrambling to the top.

WP Haskett-Smith (solo) Sep/1884

Ticklists: Classic Rock, CUMC Ticklist, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

joeflan 15/Oct Solo O/S


Andrew Holden 11/Oct Lead
D.botts87 10/Oct AltLd


with rob butcher
adw07 03/Oct AltLd O/S
JoeCoxson 30/Sep Solo O/S

Done in the original style, solo in leather boots. Brilliant position all the way up.

Hidden 30/Sep AltLd O/S
Chrismoore94 21/Sep Lead
with Arran Chambers
Hidden 15/Sep AltLd
Hidden 15/Sep AltLd
Matt Poole 13/Sep AltLd O/S
with John Lambert
Hidden 06/Sep AltLd
Simnel 06/Sep AltLd
with Matt
David(20) 29/Aug AltLd
Hidden 26/Aug -
Hidden 08/Aug AltLd O/S
James_Kendal 01/Aug 2nd

Beautiful route, deserves its classic status.

with Sophie, Alastair
Hidden 01/Aug AltLd O/S
Alpenglow 25/Jul Lead O/S
with Lewis
David_Gledson 15/Jul Solo rpt

Pretty steady. Very happily solo again.

deacondeacon 04/Jul AltLd O/S

Did in two full rope pitches. Nice route.

the power 04/Jul AltLd O/S
with deacon
Hidden 29/Jun AltLd O/S
David_Gledson 29/Jun AltLd rpt
Pigpen 27/Jun AltLd

Started with the left hand variation straight up the arete on pitch one.

with Dave
XTRdigital 18/Jun Lead O/S
with Catherine Rose
DeanD 17/Jun AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun AltLd O/S
colin milton 15/Jun AltLd
Route Adjuster 13/Jun AltLd

Climbed with Mark C

ruairidhwad 09/Jun Lead O/S
with Calum Wadsworth
Calum Wadsworth 08/Jun Lead

Moved together, lovely route, great way to finish the day!

with Ruairidh Wadsworth
bclifton 07/Jun Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun AltLd O/S
G Weatherley ?/Jun AltLd O/S
with Richard Ive
annastudholme ?/Jun 2nd O/S
with Mark Eddy
Hidden 30/May Lead O/S
Fentonio 30/May AltLd O/S
with Ben Brady
Hidden 23/May AltLd O/S
FrJ 23/May AltLd
TomGB 23/May Lead O/S

Not quite the mega classic I was expecting. Very nice though. Great weather, fabulous day, went on to tophets wall

Hidden 23/May -
Hidden 23/May -
Dave Mahon 23/May AltLd

An OK route but not worth queuing for

with Justin Sharpe
albt 23/May AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May 2nd
Hidden 23/May AltLd O/S
will_benfold 23/May Lead O/S

Ran pitches together to do it all in two leads.

with Aileen
EmSto 20/May 2nd
tomwhitchurch 19/May AltLd O/S

Boots in the wind and rain with Jack.

jimmysdead 15/May AltLd dnf

Backed off after lead to first belay as it was COLD

with Ade Halliwell, Dave Milf, Clive
Dxniel 24/Apr AltLd O/S

great climb

smithjmw46 09/Apr Lead O/S
with Elliott Hamer
adambaker ?/Apr AltLd
Chris1234H 22/Mar Lead
Andrew Harding 22/Mar -
Hidden 21/Mar Lead
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
kn ??/2015 2nd

really nice climbing

gunnarofhlidarend ??/2015 AltLd
Gillieshill ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Pigpen 20/Sep/14 AltLd
with Neil
r_o_b_h2 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
shafiq lalloo 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S


timmyhobby 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
with shafiq
pad-rat 25/Aug/14 AltLd
stpauliblade 25/Aug/14 AltLd
cem 24/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/14 AltLd
JamieSparkes 24/Jul/14 Solo O/S

Great ridge climb. took it as directly as possible and carried on up westmorland crag to the summit.

with Nick Bryan
ChrisB.19 20/Jul/14 2nd
robertmichaeladams 12/Jul/14 Lead
with Bex
Gareth Waite 10/Jul/14 2nd
Alex 74 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Gareth
amy 09/Jul/14 -
ChrisSpeed51 05/Jul/14 2nd
davidclare 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Chris Speed
Peter Reynolds ?/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead
alisonlea75 29/Jun/14 2nd
with Stu
bullybones 29/Jun/14 Solo
Conan 22/Jun/14 AltLd
with John Jennings
Karlos 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Lovely climb in a great position. The best way to get a proper view of the needle. Climbing is always easy but lots of air beneath your feet and scope for a little variation. Very memorable.

with Emma H, Harriet
Harriet Stewart 22/Jun/14 2nd
with Emma, Karl
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd
Steve954 20/Jun/14 2nd β

Awesome route with a small deviation up a chimney to push up the grade

Shane Willis 20/Jun/14 Lead O/S
johnkeith 18/Jun/14 Solo

Lovely day out. Such good rock.

Hidden 15/Jun/14 AltLd
d80f0u 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Dave
asmith37 15/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/14 Solo
Jodgson 30/May/14 AltLd
tom0129 29/May/14 AltLd dnf
Olli-C 25/May/14 AltLd O/S

Big boots.

with dad
Hidden 25/May/14 2nd O/S
alastairbegley 25/May/14 Lead O/S

Enjoyable route in a great setting

mjackson 18/May/14 -
richardashe 18/May/14 -
Hidden 16/May/14 Lead O/S
Monkey_Alan 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

Big boots, in 2.5 pitches.

with Kurt Carberry, Max Streeton
nicnac67 05/May/14 2nd rpt

9 hour day, weather was reasonable, mostly dry but a bit windy on the Needle and needed full waterproofs. Pete lead really well but I was nervous as he climbed but loved the climbing. Scree river down was another adventure. Most exciting climb to date.

with Pete Goble
91dave 03/May/14 Lead O/S

First real mountain route I've led. Fantastic experience, with a lovely scramble up to the summit of Gable to finish.

Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd
jcasey2436 02/May/14 Lead O/S

Awesome mountain route.

with Snowy
Matt1234 24/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 20/Apr/14 AltLd
SarahA 20/Apr/14 2nd
lcullum7 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S
genghis76 20/Apr/14 -
Hidden 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S
helenstuart 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Mike
Michael Haywood 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Damon Rodwell
Shynnagh 30/Mar/14 Lead

Second attempt at this ridge after waiting 3 years. Amazing day out, unusually sunny for March.

veryhappybunny ??/2014 2nd
Hidden ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Merlin 12/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Tara Cochrane, Phil Chalkley
Tara Cochrane 12/Oct/13 -
Chubbs 12/Oct/13 AltLd
joe hallam 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Davy B 28/Sep/13 Lead
tim newton 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with marie brichova
Hidden 04/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 25/Aug/13 -
KevB 20/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Damp and greasy

with Carl Sunley
Wesley Orvis 18/Aug/13 Lead

mini epic in the damp, low cloud, strong winds and two seconds in b3 boots

Paul_scott89 17/Aug/13 AltLd
Adam Ake 17/Aug/13 AltLd
SPD224 10/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 10/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/13 AltLd
redshapedfriday 07/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with tom anderson
gingerking ?/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Jack Harding, Philippa Wardale
Hidden 30/Jul/13 AltLd
tim123487 27/Jul/13 AltLd
wildbill 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Nathan
Captain America 26/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/13 -
Hidden 20/Jul/13 -
Hidden 18/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/13 Solo
al jackson 14/Jul/13 AltLd
Spade 13/Jul/13 AltLd
with Jim Turner
Hinchrn 12/Jul/13 AltLd
Pete Rigby 07/Jul/13 -

moved together

with Kelli Roberts
55pete55 07/Jul/13 AltLd
kelliroberts3 07/Jul/13 -

Moved together

Hidden 06/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd
dtalbot 06/Jul/13 AltLd

introducing Sam to leading

with Sam W
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 06/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
carlh 29/Jun/13 Lead

Climbed as three and treated as scramble for the most part.

Dan Hostford 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Simonpeel 21/Jun/13 2nd O/S
scott gibson 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt

done in 2 long pitches.

with paul hainsworth
jhb0510 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Charles Darby, Richard Darby
Hidden 06/Jun/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
DuckingFesperate ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with Carrie Blair
monkeymark 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
Teapotalot 25/May/13 AltLd
with Alleyn
Two Cams Tom 21/May/13 AltLd
with Ash
thegoatstroker 07/May/13 -

In descent moving together except for last bit.

with Chris Cox
Matt Smith 04/May/13 Solo O/S

Alpine style. Pulled off a huge boulder around pitch 3. Not particularly impressed to be honest, seemed very broken up and grassy.

RKirke 04/May/13 Solo O/S
peter.ravenscroft27 30/Apr/13 AltLd
with Jack Godwin
MLH 01/Apr/13 2nd O/S


with Dave Buckett
chris ginge ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Hidden 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
hackett 11/Nov/12 2nd


Rob Rocket 27/Oct/12 AltLd rpt
with Mike V
robahalliday 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1,3&5

Peter Metcalfe 21/Oct/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
libby.southgate 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Katherine Imlay, Jess Whitehead
SianR 06/Oct/12 AltLd
with Ruari and GUMC freshers
Hidden 06/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 05/Oct/12 AltLd
Conan 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Matt
55pete55 08/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 04/Sep/12 2nd
Curly Rich 26/Aug/12 AltLd dnf

Started in the rain rain got worse so finished up a narrow gulley. Dirty wet orrible. i bet its great on a dry day.

with Ollie GMC
alisonk 11/Aug/12 2nd
gav 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Intended to run P1 and P2 together, making this 4 pitches. Somehow finished at the top of our 3rd pitch, so not quite sure where we went wrong. I led pitch "2" of our outing, Mark did the rest.

with Mark
John Brayshaw 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
erica 11/Aug/12 2nd
with Alison K, John
musgravet 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jesse Coombs, Doug Wilkie
Doug Wilkie 09/Aug/12 2nd
williamsd79 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Tom Harvey
david221088 14/Jul/12 AltLd
with Brendon
Hidden 22/Jun/12 Lead
steve-grigg 21/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Webster 20/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

moved together in walking boots and with rucksack on as alps training, brilliant climbing anf positions. continued along ridge and scrambled up great gable.

manwithacam 18/Jun/12 Solo
Laurence Cowton 14/Jun/12 AltLd
with John Ware
Hidden 12/Jun/12 -
Pinky 12/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Tough walk in, good climb, but had all gear in my bergen and waterproofs on and we used this as our descent, i was very hot at the top.

with alec thomas, chris thomas
Angie Jones 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Fantastic route, fabulous weather, very polished start but handholds and footholds a plenty. Very exposed in places and felt high - you can see the isle of man whilst belaying! Scramble over Westmoreland Crags to Great Gable summit also a little hairy. Long walk in and you need to take all your gear with you so rucksacks required which get in the way a bit.

with Badger
crabtreer 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S

a long hot day, but excellent classic trad

with Swampy
Julesthe1st 03/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

In big boots. A great route for a cold day. Some great positions

with Mike
mark v 02/Jun/12 2nd
with Tom Parkin
crag_hopper_Jay 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1 etc

with Lucy
sunshine.hannah 02/Jun/12 2nd
runwildjohn 24/May/12 Lead
with John Woolridge
hang_about 20/May/12 AltLd
with big al
Alex Munnery 03/May/12 AltLd O/S
Mike Hood 03/May/12 AltLd
with Alex
Sam_Marsland 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Tom Howitt
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
Bakes6402 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Malpractise 15/Apr/12 Lead

With Ross. Very cold

with Student
k2blow 06/Apr/12 AltLd

long walk in via borrowdale, day off the year by far, lovely clear day, lead 2nd and third pitch with newcomer ellis, what a route, at 3rd pitch take the alternate traverse under the overhang then up, like the book says its proper nice.

with ellis blower, john howes
Hidden 04/Apr/12 Solo O/S
RorySBarnes 04/Apr/12 2nd dog

Pretty fun climb with 2 mates, 4 pitches, fun scramble to finish it off. A bit more difficult than expected.

ChrisWills 01/Apr/12 2nd
Hidden 30/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Beronj 28/Mar/12 AltLd

Alterating leads with Zara. Delayed start due to Heritage filming the needle. Ended up benighted at the top with no torches. Had to rig an ab down the descent in the dark and leave the ropes. Little bit of an epic.

with Zara
Ian Hinkins 26/Mar/12 Lead
colin smith 18/Mar/12 AltLd

Big boots and rucksack on a perfect sunny day

with Paul Winstanley, Mike Gullen
Hidden 14/Mar/12 AltLd β
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
benjizac 11/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Darron ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
TheAndyBarker ??/2012 -
butteredfrog ??/2012 -
Col Kingshott ??/2012 Lead
JonG ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
DGY ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Steven Carter ??/2012 -
dakidunn 06/Nov/11 AltLd
Simnel 06/Nov/11 AltLd
with Mark, Tony S
Anthony1 06/Nov/11 AltLd
with Mark D, John L
Hidden 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Beronj 05/Nov/11 AltLd

Alternate leads as a 3 with Dervey and Ramsay. Nice easy route, plenty of protection. Probably could have run the pitches longer. Dervey managed to drop phone down a crack in an irretrievable way. Scree descent fairly rough.

with Ramsey, Liam Dervey
Dervey 05/Nov/11 AltLd
with Beronj
ewan i 28/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with mark duggan
Mark D 28/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Ewan Irvine
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
GermanAlex 15/Oct/11 AltLd

did it in 2 pitches and a lovely scramble at the top

Brannock 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

With German alex, done in two pitches, alex led 1st I led second, then scrambled up final section to top of great gable. Nice easy route, bit polished.

Peter Holder 13/Oct/11 Lead
with Ryan Wilson
gobey 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S

simple , fun, late finish, but poor rope work meant it took too long.

with Mat, Paul
Knot-Paul 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Bob, Matt
Adi Hooper 29/Sep/11 AltLd
with Alex Stothert
Hidden ?/Sep/11 2nd
Dan Geh 31/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
tgeh 31/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Petarghh 25/Aug/11 -

Moved together - Big Boots

Jack Loftus 25/Aug/11 -

Moved together - Big Boots

Shynnagh 23/Aug/11 AltLd dnf

Very heavy rain, had to turn back.

carl_123 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Frostie 19/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Tammy
Martin Davies 18/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Moved together, I was first until last main pitch where we swapped over and Mike topped out. Bomber holds, bomber spikes, amazing position - GREAT route!

with Mike Elkin
Hidden 17/Aug/11 AltLd
Hidden 17/Aug/11 AltLd
Dervey 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Dervey 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Much better than expected! I led the first via the arete variation (no polish at all but not much gear either) to the flat grassy bit. C led the next pitch to the foot of the groove. Then I led to the top, from the groove I moved right to twin jamming cracks - this doesn't seem to be mentioned in the guide, no idea why as it's so obvious a line.

with Carmen
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd
JohnTheMountainGoat 14/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Adam Rawlings
Trobbo 12/Jul/11 AltLd
with andy hartley
Hidden 11/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jul/11 AltLd
keith hal 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Brilliant route!

with Peter Berwick
stouffer 03/Jul/11 -
with Deb
pffft 02/Jul/11 Solo O/S
fulton333 02/Jul/11 Lead
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
Pete23 ?/Jul/11 AltLd
with Keith Haldane
Hidden ?/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
aking12 ?/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Mike Stevenson
Hidden 27/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/11 AltLd
eclipse 23/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Did it in 4 pitches, lead the first 2, slightly raining, Charlotte lead the second 2 pitches

with Stephen Fernley, Charlotte Graves
Roget 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with jim
Vikki Bassek 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Ste Ridd 05/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
mikecollins 05/Jun/11 AltLd
mikecollins 05/Jun/11 AltLd
tom144807 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Richard Taylor
Hidden 03/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Exodus 03/Jun/11 Solo
joscott 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
chris smith 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Robin S 05/May/11 2nd O/S

Followed Leader and another second in our walking boots - amazing rock architecture, esp at the top. Enjoyed the scree run descent too.

jl 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with Lauren, Mark Ollis
ollismark 04/May/11 2nd

After work! Back to Sty Head in the light

with Lauren Gray, Jon Lynch
Mike_Bottom 01/May/11 2nd O/S

fantastic route 4 pitches and a scramble to the summit path. went to do the needle, but was very windy so did this instead - great day!

with Alex Shaw, John Nunn
alexshaw 01/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Graham Westbrook 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
carlh 24/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Led as part of mountain scramble/climb day with two others.

jon59 23/Apr/11 AltLd
Fiona cheyney 23/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Solo rpt
tom_holdsworth 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Owen Larsen
timmsy 17/Apr/11 Lead

ab top banana

with Carmel Ramwell
Adamski1986 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant day out, Loved the climb, I thought the second pitch was the best part of the climb, nice scramble off at the end. (lost my first bit of gear - wasnt shifting)

djmarko75 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Great Route

David Bulley 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Jay p1, Tom finished it in the second.

timmsy 27/Mar/11 AltLd
y2keable 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Polished to start but what a fantastic climb!

Hidden 05/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
tom heaney ?/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
rockrat 17/Feb/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,2 and 4. Climbing in boots with bags. Rock was wet and greasy in places.

Hidden 30/Jan/11 Solo O/S
Clay C 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with Louise
LouiseP 29/Jan/11 2nd O/S
with Clay
Dan0Me 29/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with Josh C
DaveAtkinson ?/Jan/11 AltLd

Sunnyand dry ascent in bog boots and sacks. Avoided initial smooth slab by traversing right.

with P.Taylor
jon59 ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
brianrunner ??/2011 -
31770 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
birdie num num ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Ben C ??/2011 -
rurp ??/2011 Lead
Bobbyonrock ??/2011 AltLd O/S
with si
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
j.buckley87 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ryan M Wilson ??/2011 2nd
sgl0jd ??/2011 -
nic42 30/Oct/10 2nd O/S
with Joel, Hannah, Franco
Joel Green 30/Oct/10 2nd
Danny Crump 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S
LiL Saz 25/Oct/10 2nd
Ade7 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S

With back packs. Then on to the top of Great Gable.

with Genna
mr_drains 03/Oct/10 2nd O/S

Very wet, Big Boots, Glad I wasn't leading (Well done Brian)

with Brian Mc
Hidden 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/10 Solo O/S
joeoutdoors 31/Aug/10 Lead
with Ally Hurst
Dazzlin 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Ross Davidson
Hidden 29/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Wesley Orvis 22/Aug/10 2nd
lucasp 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lovely route with great exposure. I led pitch 2.

with Bruce, Mark
CathS 14/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Led (guidebook) pitches 1, 2 and 4. Polished unprotected start to P1 was scary!

with John Lynch
clive-greenwood 13/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Anna
Skinny Kin 07/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Quite a good route for VD or so.

with Helen Thornton
Martin Stevens 22/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

Chose good line of cracks on about p3 rather than sticking directly to the line of polish.

with Mervyn L.
Tony Mustow 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
innesmac ?/Jul/10 -
bennevis 28/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Heather
Russell Lovett 20/Jun/10 Solo O/S

Solo moving together but not roped up.

with alan taylor
tobyk 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

not...that classic in my opinion. broken.

MaxR 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Toby
Hidden 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
dja 14/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
nickstephens 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/10 Lead O/S
chris smith 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
djbeaumont 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Trace
chrissloan84 30/May/10 Lead O/S
snowy_woodruff 30/May/10 -

needle ridge and great gable

with Mem
Stuart Macfarlane 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

Jeanie led the 1 & 3rd pitches, I led 2nd & 4th. Jeanie ran the first 2 guidebook pitches togather.

with Jeanie
Hidden 08/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/May/10 AltLd
trueuk1 01/May/10 2nd


Liam Martin 01/May/10 Lead O/S
with Stephen Wilkinson
leonjones 01/May/10 Lead dnf

First two pitches before rain, hail and cold intervened

risby 01/May/10 2nd dnf

hail - do not like. Couldn't pull down rope after abseiling down to abort climb so had to clamber up wet slippery side gully to retrieve it.

melvin 27/Apr/10 AltLd
with Rob Atkinson
nakedave 18/Apr/10 Solo O/S

bivvied under crag

abercolin 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

lead the first pitch.

hayleylouise 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with Simon Palmer, Colin Riggs
ian d f 13/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark
markfromstoke 13/Apr/10 AltLd
with Ian
pmurdy 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
tomtom89 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Jack
jac00 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Tom
joe1979 03/Apr/10 Solo

with rucksack

jackse ?/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
sass ??/2010 -
ross hold ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
RCrockford 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Polished to a high sheen. Enjoyable romp none the less.

with Jonah
Hidden 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S
dave josling 04/Oct/09 2nd
Dave Wearing 13/Sep/09 Lead
with Gavin Parker.
Gav Parker 13/Sep/09 2nd

Big boots excellent climb in a fantastic position

Neil Metcalfe101 13/Sep/09 AltLd

Great weekend camping in Wastdale. fantastic weather. I climbd P1 & 2 together & Allan lead P3 & 4.

with Allan Mac
Stuart Hurworth 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Popular route had to wait at times, tried to overtake by climbing left up a grassy gully, not a good plan! Found it much harder than climbing the rock, no holds and everything slipping and sliding. Up climbed back to the route on slightly harder rock - possibly HVD or easy S and had to wait for other parties second to climb past anyway! Good climb, went straight down scree back to wasdale in the dark!

Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
simon parish ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Adrian Eggleton
Adam Booth 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Apine style

with Roel
Graeme Hammond 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Will Hunt 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

As 2 pitches.

with Steve Sharland
matt_ringrose 02/Aug/09 AltLd
with Ed Causton
Hidden ?/Aug/09 Solo
lithos 25/Jul/09 Lead

in 2 long, runout glorious pitches in the evening sun, what a great way to round off the day

with julie
Shaw Brown 19/Jul/09 Solo

Approach walk from Langdale was long but very agreeable. Pint in the ODG even more so!

Irk the Purist 11/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Good climb. Mixed the pitches up a bit to try and share out the cruxes. Chris dropped his waterproof at the top which stopped the idea of summiting! Great fun running down the scree though.

with Chris
Nicholas Livesey 04/Jul/09 AltLd

Jamie led most of it!!!

griggj 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S

lead pitches 1,2 4 and 5

with nick livesey
Jack Shepherd 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Luke Jones
Hidden 20/Jun/09 AltLd
Simon Hodgson 20/Jun/09 AltLd

Wet and with big boots

Hidden 13/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 13/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
Simon K 12/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with NE
Andrew 99 04/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Caralynh 04/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Kaiser999 04/Jun/09 -

As a 3, led all pitches.

with Dave C
Becky E 02/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Climbed after Napes Needle, then completed a bit of a scrable up to Great Gable summit. Glorious day.

petekeron ?/Jun/09 Solo O/S


Simonfarfaraway 30/May/09 AltLd
with Paul Gale
rob_lee 26/May/09 Lead O/S
with William Strickland-Miller
Sarah Bough 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Darrell Read, Kea Archibold
Darrell Read 24/May/09 AltLd O/S

Darrell (Led 1 & 3), Sarah Bough (Led 2) Climbed in three pitches.

with Sarah Bough
Hidden 11/May/09 Lead O/S
davetigger 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Dave Berry
Reaver2k 02/May/09 Lead O/S

Led Zora up this one, quite nice but rather polished in places! Really quite cold! Scrambled up the steep gully to the right which is quite worrying! First pitch slab is extremely polished, horribly so. Led up with spaced gear all the way up above the steep crack in the second pitch. Ran along to the bottom of the ridge and led up this to a tricky move near the top of it. Final propper pitch, went kind of round the left of the buttress to an awkward move up a small gully thing. Made two more pitches for the final scramble just to be on the safe side! Fun sliding down the scree!

with Michael, Lisa, Tom, Becca, and Zora
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Solo O/S
Orlov 15/Apr/09 Solo O/S
daviesp2 11/Apr/09 AltLd

With Big Rich... long day trip for GMC trip.

soveda 11/Apr/09 AltLd

Led most of theclimb except the first and last scrambly bits. Lovely day, had to queue but it was all good natured. Thank you to the person who brought my hexcentric up with them after it got dropped by my second. The descent was a nightmare mind you...

with John Watson
Hidden 10/Apr/09 AltLd
Mark Kemball 05/Apr/09 AltLd

with Nic Dill
clairepoppett 22/Mar/09 2nd
with Marcus
Hidden 21/Mar/09 AltLd
sk8world19 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Tom Iliff
iliff 19/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with ed
ianburton ?/Feb/09 Lead

Simul-climbed in trainers in full winter conditions. Great fun and a complete epic! loved every minute of it.

with Alex Smith
Bob ??/2009 -
beaumap ??/2009 Lead
wilkie14c ??/2009 -
mick grim ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/08 Lead
KeithW 12/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

in big boots & sack for the training.

with Dave Clark
Hidden 14/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
cheeky 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
mark4344 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Matt Payne
Alaister Nurse 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Al Whitehead
jimsrankin ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
jimsrankin ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Steve Perry ?/Jun/08 AltLd
jimorothy 29/May/08 AltLd
with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/May/08 AltLd O/S
decs 15/May/08 AltLd
with Ian
BALD EAGLE 05/May/08 Lead
with Neil McEwan
Bristoldave 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Caroline
CarolineH 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave
ayuplass 13/Apr/08 2nd

done short roped with Ian in lead - excellent route and an awesome day

with Ian & Cat
1918hasti 18/Mar/08 AltLd
with Paul Bradwell
Hidden 24/Feb/08 Solo O/S
AndrewJenkins ??/2008 -
stuaart ??/2008 2nd O/S
with Neil Redgrave
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
abbeywall ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Simnel ??/2008 Lead
with Pete Middleton
Calder 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with Mark
Diggler ?/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 18/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 15/Oct/07 Lead
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Solo O/S
DavPk 22/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Catherine Pearks
adamscottthomas 13/Sep/07 Lead O/S

In the cloud.

ellentaylor 13/Sep/07 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Solo
Em66 13/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Mat, Toby
Hidden 28/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Dave Wearing 28/Jul/07 AltLd
with Chrissy, Bedspring.
Hidden 20/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Mark Walter 20/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Eccentric 20/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Bunchuk
wilchivs 20/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
jom 10/Jun/07 2nd O/S

a bit shiny here and there! but other than that great route

with Jason
jsw1 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Chris Andrews 06/Jun/07 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/07 AltLd
steveP 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Kirill 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Climbed in 3 pitches, I led the first one. Was misty morning, very atmospheric. Pleasant climb.

with David Allen, Simon Hay
joe king 04/May/07 -

climber in 22 minutes

with steve petit
Pete Randall 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S

1st outdoor climb

with Rocket, themuppet
Hidden 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Rob Rocket 14/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Tim The Muppet / Pete Randall
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead
Stephen Shaw 11/Apr/07 AltLd
Jonny M 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S
GiveHerHelen 08/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/07 AltLd
francois 07/Apr/07 AltLd
with Lorna
victim of mathematics 06/Apr/07 2nd O/S

Climbed alpine style moving together - nice route.

with Dan Denehy
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/07 AltLd
jam_rich ??/2007 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 -
J1PEF ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 23/Dec/06 AltLd
Hidden 06/Nov/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 -
jonnyboy 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S
simonfife 30/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

Superb exposed climb great leads

Sam Judson 29/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Caroline Judson
Hidden 23/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
featuresforfeet 22/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with CJD
A Mountain Journey 15/Jul/06 AltLd

Perfect day out

with Kate
KateA 15/Jul/06 AltLd
Milne 14/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
BigToe 14/Jul/06 AltLd
with Milne
stevomcd 07/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Sam Richardson, Blake Percy
Swirly 04/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with katherine
Hidden 27/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Rawstron1 16/Jun/06 2nd
with Tim
ewen ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with glyn
Hidden ?/May/06 -
Hidden 18/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Bokonon 15/Apr/06 Solo

Soloed the majority but wimped out on the final crack/corner before the top, waited for a party with a rope to come up behind us and give a little security on the last section.

with Nev
KieranT 01/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Emily Davies
pnorth ?/Mar/06 AltLd O/S

Superb route!! Combined with a traverse of Gable.

with Tim Ewington
Hidden ?/Feb/06 AltLd
KeithW 28/Jan/06 Lead O/S

Polished hold, greasy & icy in the shade. Last pitch very interesting (!) Sunny clear day. Ken & John following.

with Rog Tallbloke
Hidden 21/Jan/06 2nd
stewart murray ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
paul79 ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2006 -
with Lucy Prins
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
alexanderpatton 12/Dec/05 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/05 Lead O/S
A Crook 11/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
malc 25/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with NT
Hidden 16/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Andy S 14/May/05 2nd O/S


with Heather & Emma
petegunn 07/May/05 Lead
with Davina
Hidden 07/May/05 2nd O/S
DerwentDiluted ?/May/05 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
jason ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with ste
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/May/05 2nd
with Richard Bower
Hidden ??/2005 AltLd
leighjepson ?/Sep/04 Lead
with chris booker
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead
Lawrie Brand 17/May/04 Lead O/S
with Colin
Monk ?/May/04 AltLd
with Alan
craigswoods ?/Apr/04 Solo

It's quite exposed

with Phil
GPN ?/Apr/04 AltLd
fizzy_elephant ??/2004 AltLd
with Rob Williams
bullybones ??/2004 -
Dave Latimer 15/Dec/03 AltLd O/S
antclark6381 15/Oct/03 Lead
Andysomething 17/Aug/03 AltLd O/S

Alt leads, Andy p1, moved together pich 5 With Margaret and Katie for company

with Jo Woodward
LakesWinter ?/Aug/03 AltLd

and curly too.

with Ben B
speedymccreedy 14/Jun/03 2nd O/S

MRT: Marr

with RAF MRS
biggianthead 01/Jun/03 -
with W, G
Hidden 01/Jun/03 2nd O/S
beds74 30/May/03 AltLd

Moved together-big boots

malc 29/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Adele
Hidden ?/May/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/03 AltLd
peteetheridge ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with Tom Weston
Stone Muppet ??/2003 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/2003 -
with Clare
Bruce Kerr 14/Sep/02 Lead
with Jenny Kerr
Hidden 03/Sep/02 Solo
Hidden 20/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
Raggar ?/Jun/02 AltLd


with Ian M
rob.grafton 11/May/02 AltLd
with Bruce
Hidden 05/May/02 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/02 AltLd
Hidden ??/2002 -
thegoatstroker ?/Oct/01 -
with Chris Cox
Gman ?/Jul/01 AltLd
with Dan
unfit ??/2001 AltLd
with matt a
chris wyatt ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Dave clode
Teappleby ??/2001 2nd
with mum, Sarah, dad
EddieA 02/Sep/00 Solo β

led or soloed it before in spring 1995

Hidden ??/2000 -
alan moore ??/2000 Solo
Hidden ?/Nov/99 -
Urgles ?/Aug/99 AltLd

and Napes needle

with Laura
Hidden 05/May/99 Solo O/S
chile-dog03 01/May/99 Lead O/S
biggianthead 16/Apr/99 -
with T
andyfeds ?/Oct/98 AltLd
with Andy C
Fatherof2 ?/Aug/98 -

Also with mum

with John
John Pickles 27/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Paul Willis
Robinl100 05/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Jayne Veitch
craig h 25/Jan/98 AltLd O/S

Snow covered.

with Janet Hannah
ColdAndWet ??/1998 Lead
Richard Alderton 09/Sep/97 Lead

Led all. Si's first route after the broken ankle incident. Rich's first outside climb I think?

with Rich Gilbert, Giblet
surfdad 09/Sep/97 2nd
leighjepson ?/Jul/97 AltLd
with Dan Bailey
Paul-Michael 25/May/97 Lead O/S
with Malcome
IanGilbertJones 27/Aug/96 Solo
richorme ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with Andy Austwick
Hidden 05/Apr/96 AltLd
butteredfrog ??/1996 -
five ?/Nov/95 Lead O/S
barney@helmshore 26/Aug/95 AltLd O/S
with francis, simon
MaNimal 18/Jul/95 AltLd
with Rob Whiteman
Hidden 24/Jun/95 Solo
Le Chevalier Mal Fet ?/Jun/95 2nd
with Richard Bower
Hidden ??/1995 Solo
Hidden ??/1995 -
Rich ??/1995 -
Ian Robertson 14/May/94 Lead

Did after an ascent of Napes Needle. A grand day out.

stokienomad ??/1994 -
Hidden 28/Aug/93 Lead
Babika ?/May/93 AltLd

Lovely continution after Napes Needle

with Mark Jones
steve prior ?/May/93 Lead
with Roz C
gallonj ??/1992 -
Mick King 09/Dec/91 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/May/91 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ?/Sep/90 Lead
Hidden 05/Aug/90 Lead
John Southworth ?/Apr/90 AltLd O/S
Steve Crowe 29/Aug/89 Lead O/S

With Karin, Stephen Smith

Gordon Stainforth 27/Aug/89 AltLd

Repeat, to take shots of climbers on Napes Needle, for my first book.

with John Edwards
Gordon Stainforth 25/Aug/89 AltLd

Photographic project, with all my Hasselblad gear. John did most of the leading.

with John Thedham
Hidden 05/Jul/89 Lead
Ian Archer 12/Jun/89 Lead O/S
with MWP
Hidden ?/Dec/88 AltLd
Andy Say 13/Nov/88 Solo
Hidden 22/Jun/88 AltLd
Carl Smethurst 12/Jul/87 Solo O/S
with Simon Tovell
scree ??/1987 -
Tony Buckley ?/May/85 AltLd

Done this twice. The first time was after we'd spent a wet lunchtime in the pub and it cleared up after closing time (back in the days when there was a closing time after lunch). We were approximately sober after the flog up the hill and had sunny dry rock. The second time was on 2 January 1987, when we'd intended to do the needle but had been beaten to it by a team who spent the day retrieving their rope after a new year's day epic. This time needle ridge was slimy and horrid with verglas at the top, which was fun in rock boots, and we got down in the dark.

Hidden 15/Apr/85 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/85 Lead
lithos ??/1985 -
with mark planner
Nevil ??/1985 -

Do not know year

biggianthead 30/Jun/84 -
with M, G
Hidden ?/May/84 AltLd
Hidden 21/Apr/84 Lead
charlesmfrench 15/Apr/84 Solo O/S
Richard Weller ??/1983 Lead
with Murdoch McAllister
biggianthead ?/Apr/82 -
with G
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1982 Solo
Iain Thow ?/Oct/81 Solo
with Ian Burwood
Hidden ?/Apr/81 -
Pete Pozman ??/1981 Lead O/S
99bolivar ??/1980 2nd
Tom V ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Andy Fielding 15/Aug/79 AltLd
with Chris Cooper
Nigel Bond 25/Nov/78 Lead
with Martin Crosby
tapley 27/Aug/78 Lead
with Alison Tapley
uphillnow ??/1978 Solo

On a soloing round with Al Bennet

Lord of Starkness ??/1977 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/76 Lead
Hammy 20/Apr/76 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/75 Lead
Ian Jones ?/Jun/75 Lead O/S

A hot day.

with Huw John
Peter Main 04/Apr/74 Lead
with Howtown Outdoor Education Centre
Peter Main 23/Aug/72 Lead
with Eskdale OBMS
Chris Craggs ??/1968 -
Dave Musgrove 04/Jul/67 AltLd
with Jim Worthington
RichardMc 11/Jun/67 2nd
with Keith Morton
Hidden ?/Aug/65 -
Hidden ??/1963 -
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