Tophet Wall*** HS 4a
[Climbers on Tophet Wall, 2 kb]75m, 4 pitches. A true classic, winding its way through some very impressive rock architecture. Start right of a rightward-leaning crack/corner in the centre of the wall. 1.) 20m, climb the wall just right of the crack, until a step left can be made into the crack, which is followed to a ledge. An ascending traverse right leads to a ledge at the foot of a wall. 2.) 17m, the wall above is climbed to a broken ledge and corner on the left. Climb the crack in the corner followed by the right wall to a slab that leads to a corner. 3.) 15m, semi hand traverse 10m right in a sensational position to a corner. Climb the rib on the right to a ledge. 4.) 23m, ascend the small pinnacle on the right, then step left into the crack which is followed to a rock ledge. Easy climbing leads to the top of the ridge.
H.M. Kelly, R.E.W Pritchard Jul/1923

Ticklists: Classic Rock, Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, 50 Best HS Routes in the UK., Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, CLIMB Mag's Top 100 routes in Britain, Best Multi-pitch Severe and Hard Severe.

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29th November on a mountain route dry rock and in the sun!
Smith42 - Lead - 29/Nov/14

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Nov/14

Abbed off after 1st pitch, but will return
dakidunn - AltLd dnf - 14/Oct/14 with Julian Goddard

What a fantastic route. Gary P1 P2 P5 I did P3 P4 & P6.
Simon2005 - AltLd O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Gary H

mark20 - Solo O/S - 11/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14

r_o_b_h2 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with dan bulman

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/14 with Ryan Jones, Bex Leigh

ben_armstrong - 2nd O/S - Sep/14 with Frazer Scott

Phil Blaylock - 2nd - 27/Aug/14 with Piers

Couldn't find gear on second pitch. probably off route. ab'd off first belay
pimpy - AltLd dnf - 24/Aug/14 with Chris

towdman - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Daniel Armitage

Led p2,3,4. Rock was WET by time I led final two pitches. Final hand jamming crack then out right onto slippery slab was AIRY.
sea_lene - AltLd - 09/Aug/14 with Geoff Rinaldi

PeteCheung - AltLd - 28/Jul/14 with Ian

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/14

John Pickles - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/14 with Diane Alger

Moved together in one pitch. Excellent sustained easy climbing on big holds, with plenty of gear after the first 5m or so.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Nick Bryan

Mark D - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Oli Jeffs

Oli.Jeffs - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/14 with Mark Duggan

Adam 1st and 3rd pitches. I lead 2nd and the 4th pitches. The intermittent belay was used to split the last pitch. Amazing climb can see why it's a classic.
Paul_scott89 - AltLd β - 21/Jul/14 with Adam Ake

Windy. Led 1 & 3.
KevB - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Rich Mayfield

C May - AltLd - 23/Jun/14 with Tim

Longsufferingropeholder - AltLd - 23/Jun/14 with C May

Felt much easier 2nd time round
Conan - Lead - 22/Jun/14 with John Jennings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Simply amazing for hs the last pitch boggles the mind
scott quinn - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Tom Priestley

Lead P1 and P2 run together, good climbing. Last Pitch was the gem tho.
Tom.Priestley - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Scott Quinn

JanBella - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with frazer

Em66 - Jun/14 with Mat

Adamski1986 - AltLd - 31/May/14 with Stuart Bennett

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/14

stub1990 - AltLd - 31/May/14 with Adam Gregg

Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/14

LauraH - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14

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

1&3
Calder - AltLd O/S - 17/May/14 with jeffb

SPD224 - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Chris Wright, Martin Smith

Hidden - AltLd - 17/May/14

nedders - AltLd - 03/May/14 with Emily Bridger

Excellent route, lead P2 and P4. P4 was lovely and exposed.
mrplastique - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with helixmh

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Amanda

erbridger - AltLd - 03/May/14 with nedly14

A truly classic route. High winds and a few spots of rain.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Emily

helenstuart - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Mike

Olli-C - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Chris Waddle

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Harry Martin

nj.harris - 2014

Hidden - 2014

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

i imagine it gets better each time. will confirm
joe hallam - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Joe Mann

Went a bit off route on P3 but good fun! Felt stiff for HS...
mcglenr25 - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Remy Bertlin, Francis Charlesworth

Lead p2&4
thomaspomfrett - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Joe Callaghan

Superb route, pitch 1 and 3 for me, pitch 3 was the best.
jasonpm - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/13 with Chris

Beautiful sustained climbing at the grade- a memorable day
sims - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Jonno

Bex_M - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Claire Ellwood

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Aug/13

y2keable - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with John

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Ferdia

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Andy

The Grist - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Paula lockett

petekeron - Solo β - 08/Aug/13 with Solo

redshapedfriday - AltLd - 07/Aug/13 with tom anderson

Sam_Marsland - AltLd O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Nicole MacGregor, Matt Reeve

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jul/13

Theo P1.
LJC - AltLd - 14/Jul/13 with Little Ben, Theo

lead pitch 1
theocelano - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with little ben, luca

al jackson - AltLd - 14/Jul/13

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Bram

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jul/13

55pete55 - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

absolutely brilliant, probably the best hard severe ever anywhere
Tanya Savage - Lead - 09/Jul/13 with Neil Pacey

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Kelli Roberts

Jenny Hall - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Louis

Louis Hume - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Jenny

kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Peter Rigby

Awesome climb worth its 3 stars
RUDIN.J.D.H - 06/Jul/13 with Paul Rudin

Nearly lost a chock stuck in belay at top of second pitch
dtalbot - Lead - 06/Jul/13

One of the best rock routes I have done in years. Brilliant route.
Mark123 - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

Awesome route. Lead pitch 1 + 3.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 29/Jun/13 with Richard Bower

braders94 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Chris Fenton, Rob Cooper

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/13

linked pitches 1 + 2 and 3 + 4 great climbing.
scott gibson - AltLd rpt - 09/Jun/13 with paul hainsworth

wil_perry - 05/Jun/13 with Mike

Couple of cock ups: forgot food and took wrong turning at sty head pass, nearly ended up on Great End! Brilliant route though, worth the hype.
GPN - Solo - 02/Jun/13

Metalbear - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with John James McEvoy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Dan Goodey

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/May/13

small waterfall on crux first pitch. ran together first two with a wet run-out to a dodgy belay. should have continued another 5m. cool pitch from Pete, then awesome moves in the wet, swirling cloud around the pinnacle. good day.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Pete Briggs

Led pitch 1. Ollie led the rest. Slight detour from the correct line at the top. Horrid weather.
Darrell Read - AltLd - 04/May/13 with Oliver Mentz, Ian Johnson

horrifically wet, great route even if bits were not far off a waterfall
pete1993 - AltLd O/S - 04/May/13 with Ben

chris ginge - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Andy Chadwick - 2013

Hidden - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

Tim Bowen - 2013

1,2 & 4
Rob Rocket - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Mike V

stemill - AltLd - 21/Oct/12 with Johnny

Climbed in 2 pitches The start felt like the crux
Conan - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Matt

baldy.matt - 2nd - 02/Sep/12 with Conan Harrod

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/12

In 3 pitches as per most recent FRCC Gable & Pillar. I led P1 and P3. Great climb, some loose rock to be wary of in places, sometimes disguised as good handholds.
gav - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/12

peaker16 - Lead - 15/Jul/12

with rucksaks
foostu4 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Gus McKendrick

Goose4 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Stuart Paton

1,3, A superb outing.
Sam Marks - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Matt Capsey

fall-line - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12 with Vince

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/12

Ed Booth - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Edwin Mitchell

Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Rebecca Hayes

edmitchell - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Ed Booth

Fantastic climb all the way. Me P2&4, Rach 1&3.
treg - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Rachel

Excellent climb. Quite airy, especially top pitch. Led P1 & first part of P3 before managing to cock up the rope work, so had to belay in the niche below the final wall.
Richard Alderton - AltLd - 02/Jun/12 with CB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 02/Jun/12

flatnose - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with Barney Whiteside

nakedave - AltLd O/S - 22/May/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/12

carl_123 - AltLd - 19/May/12 with matt forshaw

Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Zeb, Andrew Marshall

cas smerdon - AltLd dnf - 05/May/12 with Mark S

mark stansfield - AltLd - 05/May/12 with Carole

Alex Munnery - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12 with Mike Hood

Mike Hood - AltLd - 03/May/12 with Alex

And dave. With swim at styhead tarn
johniebriggs - AltLd - May/12 with Kat M

guisboro andy - AltLd - Apr/12

led pitches 2 and 4. excellent route one of the best ive done. but a bit tough for HS.
Liam Martin - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Gary Brumwell

Dervey - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Beronj

Alternating leads with Dervey. Absolutely gleaming mountain multi-pitch. First pitch is a little sparse, second wanders a little but the third is an amazing traverse followed by a crack climb. Memorable.
Beronj - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Liam Dervey

Sam led pitch 1&2 together, I did 3 & 4 - pretty exposed for a HS - definiately a "classic" line.
Woodiee - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with sam webb

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

morsy - AltLd - 18/Mar/12 with peter berwick

Has to be up there with the best HS routes in the UK. Great climb!
Pete23 - AltLd - 18/Mar/12 with Stephen Mors

gazb - AltLd - Mar/12 with liam martin

Darron - 2012

A Downing - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

alan moore - 2012

keith leonard - Lead - 2012

gingermike1 - AltLd - 2012

JonG - 2012

Narked4fun - 2012

JonG - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Nov/11

Bruce Houston - AltLd O/S - Nov/11 with Fraser Houston

Adi Hooper - Lead - 29/Sep/11 with Alex Stothert

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11

Ran first two pitches together (badly). Traverse and subsequent pitch amazing - had the whole crag to ourselves too!
barney800 - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Katherine Shaw

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/11

Big Boots - 2nd and 4th Pitch
Jack Loftus - 25/Aug/11 with Pete Hill

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11

adam06 - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with mike weaver

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/11

Brilliant weather. Lead P3 & 4
Mountain Llama - AltLd - 24/Jul/11 with Paul S

In 2 pitches. I led to the start of the hand traverse, then Carmen led to the top. Harder and better than I remember it from last time!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 24/Jul/11 with Carmen

Led pitches 1, 3 and 4. A really nice route with some awsome positions!
JYates - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Stephen Kearney

lovely route, only really scary part is leaving first belay. Rest is just lovely climbing all the way! :)
pffft - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Charlie Edwards, Jojo Mills

fulton333 - AltLd - 02/Jul/11 with naomi havercroft

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11

Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Luke Vincent, Jojo Mills

Three clasic climbs in one excellent day.
moose ridd - AltLd - 05/Jun/11 with Mike Collins, M.Sadler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11

mikecollins - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11 with moose ridd, manmike

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/11

Superb Route. Quite bold for the grade. Felt more MVS?
Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with John Hubbard

One of the best Classic Rock climbs i have done. Consistently interesting climbing for the grade and some exposed positions. Started late after doing Engineer's Slab in the morning so we had it to ourselves.
Chris wilson - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Ed, Ross

***
RossT - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Chris, Andrew Edwards

joscott - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Chris Smith

chris smith - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11

Clay C - AltLd O/S - 01/May/11 with Ross

tev - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Leon

leonjones - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with thomas vaughan

Julian Prieto - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Paul Crowsley

Excellent, felt bold for HS at the start of pitches 1 & 2. (led 1 + 3) Despite a late start we still beat the masses to the start (4or 5 quing pairs) and were down before the last had left the ground. Walked round the corner and the whole of the rest of the Napes was free!!
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with james pcc

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Apr/11

jon59 - AltLd - 27/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/11

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11

led Ptich 1 and 2 as one and then lead the final pitch. Fantastic route with good exposure.
disturbed_one51 - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Martyn Grayson

tom heaney - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

WB - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/11

JakiBell - 2nd - Apr/11 with Nigel Jenkins

Hidden - 2011

brianrunner - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

birdie num num - 2011

rurp - Lead - 2011

bullybones - 2011

Mark Salter - 2011

danny33 - Lead - 2011

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jordan taylor - Lead O/S - 2011

LardClimber - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/10 with Nic Dynes

JLS - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Jacqui

Climbed 30 yrs earlier
99bolivar - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with George Wostenholm

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Ruth Snowden

jon clayton - Lead - 25/Sep/10

I lead pitch 1 and 4. Steve lead pitch 2. Albert lead pitch 3
Klingon - AltLd - 25/Sep/10 with Albert, Steve Kirkup

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Hidden - 15/Aug/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/10

davidwright - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/10 with Simon B

jl - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Mark Ollis

pldarch - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Isabel

ollismark - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Jon Lynch

Hidden - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Led p 1, 2 & 4
cem - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Pete Atkinson

MaxR - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Toby

Russell Lovett - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with alan taylor

brilliant route! every pitch was superb!
tobyk - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Max Rayner

I led pitches 1 & 3, Jeanie led pitches 2 & 4. We continued to the top of Great Gable.
Stuart Macfarlane - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Jeanie

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

hazeysunshine - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Dave

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/10

dja - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Andy Smith

Straight forward climbing, nothing special in my opinion. Watch out for loose rock and recommend skipping the first belay point. Morning climb will catch the sun.
yarbles - Lead - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/10

led first and 3rd pitches. Not much gear on the first two pitches
Steven Andrews - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/10

clairepoppett - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Jim Gaffney

Jim Gaffney - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Claire Poppett

Wow. Scary unprotected start (although the guidebook we read later mentioned a tape runner), getting easier and better protected the higher you go. Stunning top out.
pnorth - AltLd - 03/Jun/10 with Tim Ewington

Jen Mason - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Adrian, Tamara

i led hand traverse /3rd pitch
ayuplass - AltLd O/S - 25/May/10 with miles

What a route on a beautiful day with the crag to ourselves.
mark v - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10 with Mike Norbury

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/10

Led last pitch
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10

Led p2+3 (run into one)
TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 02/May/10 with Sophie, Heather

heather rogers - AltLd - 02/May/10 with Tiff John, Sophie Nunn

melvin - AltLd - 27/Apr/10 with Rob Atkinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

pitches 1 and 3
tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Andrew

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

sass - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Oct/09

twoplates - AltLd dnf - Oct/09 with frith wood

Ran first 2 pitches together. Great exposure. Final pitch is intimidating but the moves are not as bad as they look.
climberuk - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Griff

auld al - AltLd O/S - Sep/09

Working - was a grand day
A Mountain Journey - 08/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/09

in 2 pitches witha 40 rope. Top stuff varied and intersesting climbing. Wonderful hand traverse and final pilar of fun. NB: the flat topped spike metioned in the 2007 Gable+Pillar FRCC guide early on P1 is LOOSE and would not hold a fall. There are wires available.
lithos - Lead - 25/Jul/09 with julie

Elsier - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Michael

GeorgeArmstrong - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Dave Scott

220bpm - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Dave

tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/09 with Katy Vose

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09

Caralynh - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09

The best HS I have thus far climbed!
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 29/May/09 with Paul Gale

P1 2nd; P2; lead; P3 2nd; P4 lead
thebigfriendlymoose - AltLd O/S - 09/May/09 with Andy Ebbens

davetigger - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with Dave Berry

Pitches 1 and 2
oliverk - AltLd - 02/May/09 with Neville, Michael

buddha1369 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Simon B (OB)

Blowing a gale. Started raining while at second belay, fortunately upper two pitches are steady enough. Much enjoyed.
jimorothy - Lead - 15/Apr/09 with Rachel Crolla

Orlov - Solo β - 15/Apr/09 with some friendly chaps from classic rock

Led 3 (hand traverse) and 4. Brilliant route!
Martin Davies - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Tom Hull

lead 1 and 2 together
tomhull - AltLd - 11/Apr/09 with martin davies

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Helen Garrett

What a superb route - one of the best I've done at the grade. Comparable with Main Wall, Cyrn Las.
Mark Kemball - AltLd - 05/Apr/09 with Nic Dill

John Pickles - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/09 with Andrew Morton

Hidden - Solo - 20/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

beaumap - Lead - 2009

Seymore Butt - 2009

led 1 and 4
abbeywall - AltLd - 30/Sep/08 with K, EwanR

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/08

stimpey - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Pete, Davina

petegunn - AltLd - 26/Jul/08 with Davina & Steve

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08

RichW606 - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/08

cheeky - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/08 with Mark Philipson

mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Matt Payne

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

George Bassant - AltLd - 01/Jun/08 with Pam Waud/Adie Jones

Steve Perry - AltLd - Jun/08 with Derek

Rob led p1 & 3, I led p2 & 4.
net - AltLd - 24/May/08 with Rob & Joanne

A really fun route to climb. Should be protected with nothing but slings!
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 17/May/08 with James

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 17/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/08

Great Climbing, amazing top pitch.
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 17/May/08 with Jonny Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/08

decs - AltLd - 15/May/08 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/08

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 05/May/08 with Ron Kenyon

cat22 - 2nd O/S - May/08 with Mike

windy
nakedave - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/08

mick grim - AltLd O/S - Apr/08

chris warner - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/08 with dave warner

nakedave - AltLd - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/08

guy_whitton - AltLd O/S - 11/Feb/08 with Craig

AndrewJenkins - 2008

Hannah Moulton - Lead - 2008 with Rob Middleton, steve jones

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Absolutely superb climb, loved it all the way. My first route out of Classic Rock and my best climb to date. Hope they are all this good! Led pitches 1 and 3.
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Helen Tait

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/07

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Malcolm Airey

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Sep/07

Ian Parnell - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Sandy Ogilvie

beds74 - AltLd - 04/Sep/07 with Johnny Spiller, neil mackay

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/07

Phill_ Thompson - AltLd - Jul/07 with Lucy Prins

Good, lots of variation
Gybebunny - 2nd - 05/Jun/07 with Roger and Debbie

Rog Wilko - Lead - 05/Jun/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

IanGilbertJones - Lead - 27/May/07

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 26/May/07 with Nick Eaton

Hidden - 2nd - 14/May/07

Finished a bit late and missed the dinner, but it was totally worth it.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with David Allen, Simon Hay

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07

Trobbo - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/07 with steve crossley

victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Dan Denehy

gilldando - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Mike

Hidden - 2007

mikekeswick - AltLd - Nov/06 with gill

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/06

apeman241 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Nick Harvey

craig h - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/06 with Scot B

DavidR - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/06 with John Marston

Darragh - Jul/06 with Colm & Pat

ewen - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with glyn

NickST - AltLd O/S - Jun/06 with Phil Tucker

NickST - AltLd - Jun/06 with Phil Tucker

One of my top 3 routes of all time. Superb!
Babika - Lead - Jun/06 with Dusan Antosik

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

Whitt - AltLd O/S - 06/May/06 with Tom

was very nice, pitch 3 is excellent.
AndyG85 - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/06 with steve n andy

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

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/06

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 2006

stewart murray - 2006

paul79 - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Again a great wall climb, the hand traverse was fun and easy, feeling the exposure but not the difficulty
A Crook - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/05 with Dom Stockton

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/05

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/05

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - Aug/05 with Craig

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/05

What a walk in! What a climb! Kev lead all pitches.
krikoman - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/05 with 1_Kev Gibbs, Jez Wilton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/05

Wonderful outdoor, big scenery
Jeremy Wilton - 2nd O/S - Jun/05 with Kev Gibbs, Mark Readman

Dave Searle - 2nd - 30/May/05

hail storm as we set off on 1st pitch. Interesting
smollett - AltLd O/S - May/05 with Francis blunt

stukent - AltLd O/S - Apr/05 with James Sugdon

smollett - AltLd O/S - Mar/05 with Stu Kent, tim wallis

Wayne S - 2005 with Jon Croxford

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/04

Dave Latimer - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/04

I led pitches 1, 2 & 4, having led 1 & 3 on a previous occasion.
Phil West - AltLd rpt - 01/May/04 with Shaun Walby

shaun walby - AltLd O/S - 01/May/04 with Phil West

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/03

MaNimal - 07/Jun/03 with Clare Cook

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - May/03

Mark Collins - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/03 with Jane Riley

Hidden - 2003

Big Day in the North Pete 2nd and 4th pitches Went wrong on walk in (Grains Gill), hungover! Arrrived late at crag, met Colin and Katie (walking) late back (car at 7.30pm).
Andysomething - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/02 with Peter McGarry

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 14/Sep/02 with Jenny Kerr

Hidden - Lead - Aug/02

phardman - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/02

Fatherof2 - AltLd - Jul/02 with Johnny

malc - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/01 with CL

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/01

Celia Watson - 2nd - 22/Aug/01 with stuart watson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/01

First day after Foot and Mouth restrictions lifted.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - Aug/01 with simon blythe

rlrs - Lead - 2001

The Pylon King - Lead - Aug/00 with Mad Nige

With Ben Rogers, completed the climb at about 2:00 in the morning, had to descend with ropes and a torch in darkness! Hairy...
Lepista - AltLd - May/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/00

kickaha4 - 2nd - 09/Apr/00 with Karl Rowe

Steve Lenartowicz - 2000 with Steve G

bullybones - 2000

jonnie3430 - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/99

Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - Jul/99 with Mike

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/May/99

Stone Muppet - 1999

haydng - 1999

Bug - 1998

ColdAndWet - Lead - 1998

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/97

steve prior - Lead - Aug/97 with Nick M

Neil Conway - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/96 with Steve Hardy

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/96

Marti999 - Lead - Jun/96

I led pitches 1 & 3.
Phil West - AltLd O/S - 25/May/96 with David Atherton

Hidden - Lead - 04/May/96

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/96

Dropped most of the rack!
kevp - Lead O/S - Aug/95 with Mike Vogler

Hidden - Solo - 24/Jun/95

ed woods - 2nd - 1995 with Rob, Claire & Winnick

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - AltLd - 1994

Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/93

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/92

Raggar - AltLd - Jun/92 with Chris B

Mick King - Lead - 17/May/92 with Steve Brodie

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1992

daprince - AltLd - Jun/91

Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Jul/90 with Roger Skews

rogerskews - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/90 with Nigel Bond

BigHairyIan - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/90 with Big Richard

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/89

One of the Lake District's greatest sub-VS routes! Don't be deceived by the FRCC guide! First and last pitches, at least, both deserve technical grade of 4b. Not recommended for your first HS lead!
Rog Wilko - Lead - Jun/89 with Debbie Wilkinson

babymoac - Lead - 04/May/89 with Howard

Andy Say - Solo - 13/Nov/88

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 01/Jul/87

Tony Buckley - AltLd - Jul/87 with Robert Clark

One of the best Severes in Britain
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 28/Jun/86 with David BA Jones

Guy - 1985

dtalbot - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/84 with Margret

Richard Weller - Lead - 21/Apr/84 with Paul Mavin

lovely route - did it again in spring 1995
EddieA - AltLd O/S - Apr/84 with Jim F

Hidden - Lead - 1984

sadams - AltLd - 09/Jul/83 with Steve Gordon-Head

ill_bill - AltLd - Aug/82 with Martin Bown

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/82

Hidden - Solo - 15/May/82

biggianthead - May/82 with M

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 17/Apr/81 with Steve Portnoi

Nic Robinson - Solo O/S - 03/May/80

MikeDowsett - AltLd - 12/Apr/80 with Andy Lynch

Tom V - 1980

beaumap - AltLd - Oct/78 with Will Armitage

tapley - Lead - 21/Jul/78 with Alison Tapley

Done from Wasdale, went on to do Engineerrs Slab and other routes plus E2 on Pillar
David Smith - AltLd - May/78 with Al Bennett

RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/76 with Ken Salter, Brian Cooper

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/76

JohnHutch - 2nd - Jun/75 with CR

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/74

Peter Ackroyd (probably)
Chris Craggs - 1974

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1973 with Tony Welch

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 04/Jul/67 with Jim Worthington

Hidden - Solo - 1958

rem12112122 - 2nd - 0000

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easy VS6 of 99
hard HS59 of 99
HS29 of 99
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4b5 of 95
easy 4b74 of 95
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