Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 25/May/15 with Cal
All 5a pitches (1,2,4). Thought P4 was nails - hard move to get gear in to protect further hard moves. 5b, maybe E1 IMO.
mes32 - AltLd O/S - 20/May/15 with Cameron
Nails hard final pitch! Well led by Mary after I decided I wasn't keen. Led P2.
cameron_hall - AltLd O/S - 20/May/15 with Mary Slingo
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/15
darcan - AltLd - 16/May/15 with nick
nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 16/May/15 with Darcan
burly at top, especially when wet
Gregory - AltLd - 16/May/15 with dom goodridge
Partner started P1 one, but backed off on the 'hard moves to the right'. I did the pitch, which I thought was great. Partner then couldn't commit to P2, so after weighing our options we aborted, as we were running out of time. Will be back, as I really enjoyed P1, and was looking forward to the rest.
manbat - Lead dnf - 12/May/15
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 10/May/15
guy757 - 17/Apr/15
Katsmiff - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Martin Bagshaw
Martin Bagshaw - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Catherine Smith
P2,4. Brilliant route. P2 was awesome, easy steady exposed climbing. P1 was surprisingly harder than it looked. P3 was a one move wonder on a great jam. P4 was much harder than it looked. Then Peter back n footed it and made it easy.
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Peter
Thought the first pitch was worth E1 5b, but maybe just wasn't warmed up.
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Ben
Hidden - 2015
Well here goes...We did this as it sounded good, and it would lead us out near/at the top of the 2nd to last pitch of Suicide Wall, as I wanted to finish it off as we backed off a few days ago.
Pitch one, I thought should have been E1 5B, tricky move round to the right off the ledge, pitch two Dave backed off as his head wasn't into it, thought this was fair at 4C but top end. Pitch three was a little awkward probably right for the grade but strong pull from ledge. Pitch 4.....man unless I was completely off route (triple checked the guide book) this was/is the hardest 5A i've ever done to date! (I've done plenty!!) Not trying to go over the top but I thought it was 6a. I ended up getting locked down for 2hours battling it, and just (I hate too, only ever done this twice maybe) had to aid the pitch, on a micro cam for my left foot and a micro brass offset for my right foot! Just couldn't see the moves, as for the thank god hold on the left....you've done the hard moves before you reach this! Has something fallen off?? Just in case people are saying where was he? After pitch 3 on the belay ledge, directly behind the ledge a curving crack goes up right to left gradually in the corner. So the line I was on I would grade E2-5C possibly 6a. Just to mention I lowered down to do the crux pitch of Suicide Wall (5C) before doing this on a slack top rope, and found it ok, nailed it in one no rests/mishaps, came up tried this and LOCK DOWN!! Enough of my moan go do it, and tell me it was severe!! Ridiculous second pruisked up it.
beds74 - Lead - 26/Sep/14 with Dave Fisher
Led pitch 2 and 4, all great climbing but pitches 3 and 4 feel a bit disjointed - the hard bits very short. Pitch 1 feels sustained and hard, p2 has the wow factor.
derekm - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/14
Completed pitch 1 only no problem... looking forward to getting the others ticked off
clubmanpete - Lead - 22/Jul/14 with surf1nal-kern0w
Pete lead 1st pitch HVS 5a - well done mate. to get us onto 2nd pitch Nameless
surf1nal-kern0w - 2nd - 22/Jul/14
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/14
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Tim Exley
beckett45 - Lead - 05/Jul/14 with tom coombe
Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/14
Lead P1 and P2 then escaped up P3 of Nameless. Great route.
AndrewP - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Paul Griffiths
Lead all pitches. Really awesome route, combining so many different elements across the pitches, but not to be underestimated - all pitches felt at least HVS, and I was far more drained at the top of this than at the top of either Thin Wall Special or Visions of Johanna.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Emma Reynolds, Eva Herbst
Pumpy third pitch.
Emma Reynolds - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Eva Herbst, Ky Aizawa
I lead pitch 2 and 4. Good climb 4th pitch felt easier than 2nd.
Sdentzel - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Ian
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/14
A delightful climb. I really enjoyed this route.
hotfeet - Lead - 14/Jun/14
gowla - AltLd - 10/Jun/14 with Andy
Led P1&3. David led P2&4. Nearly fell off P4!
francois - 01/Jun/14 with David coley
timreynolds - AltLd - 03/May/14 with Simon
robman - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Tom Baker
tomB - AltLd rpt - 18/Apr/14 with Rob Boyle
Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/14
Vincej - 2nd - 18/Apr/14
Led p1 & 3
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with David Kay
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Rachael Spraggs
Hardest HVS ever
Matt Bennett - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Stu Mackenzie, Martin Fowler
Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/14
Led all pitches. Fantastic varied climbing
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/14 with Dave Neville
davenev - 07/Apr/14 with luke
kp64zl - AltLd - Apr/14 with Chris OMC
Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/14
Led pitch 1 in the sun, 3 in the dusk and 4 with a head torch. Great route.
gg4419 - AltLd rpt - 15/Mar/14 with Nick Stephens
nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Gareth Greeves
Pitch 1 of Paragon, then finished up Nameless
John Tanner - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/14 with Jamie, Derwood Brooks
Cold and greasy unluckily. Took my first outdoor lead fall just underneath the black crystal filled hole due to greasy footing, then proceeded to fall off again in the exact same place. Finished the pitch anyhow and decided to finish up the last pitch of Nameless, as the holds only got greasier - Nameless wasn't much better mind.
JoeCoxson - AltLd dnf - 11/Dec/13 with Alex Randall
adam 24 - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Lee Harrison
Four really good sustained pitches. Led P1 & 3. Attempted to link P4 but tried by mistake to climb the wide off-width above the belay. It felt desparate and so backed off and belayed. Very happy to confirm that the route did not go this way once Adam had brought the guidebook up on second.
Big Lee - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Adam Ryan
twem - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Nicholas Eaton
Led the first 2 pitches together
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/13
Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/13
Dave lead P2 and attempted to lead P4, but backed off after placing a few pieces of gear. I lead P1, P3 and took over P4 after Dave.
masa-alpin - AltLd rpt - 13/Aug/13 with Dave W-J
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 08/Jul/13 with David
Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/13
Dizz - AltLd rpt - 22/Jun/13 with EJ
First pitch then finished up nameless. Did it all in two pitches.
DaveFidler - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with Maurice
Simon Alden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/13 with Craig Harwood
Ended up doing all 4 pitches - great route
evhall - Lead O/S - 10/May/13 with colin, Mike D
mikeydee135 - 2nd O/S - 10/May/13 with Evan Hall, Colin Knowles
Nick Wallis - AltLd - May/13 with BMC international meet
Lead P2 and P4 - definitely felt 'out there', but loved it :)
SurferStan - AltLd - 12/Apr/13 with Nick Donahue
nickdonohue - AltLd - 12/Apr/13 with Chris Stanyon
Led p1 & 3
cem - AltLd rpt - 30/Mar/13 with Kirill Spiridonov
Kirill - AltLd dog - 30/Mar/13 with Charles Moreton
first pitch than finished over Nameless to avoid imminent rain
uncontrollable - AltLd - 09/Mar/13 with Daj
Nick Biven - 2013
adie84 - 2013
Nice, but struggled with route finding
fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/12
with Ben too. was wet.
gowla - AltLd rpt - 06/Oct/12 with Alex Burns
first 2 pitches done but route finding,bad and unsure on hard crack on third pitch made us finish on nameless il try again sometime soon!!
dready - AltLd dnf - 21/Sep/12 with surferstan
Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/12
A hard, but very enjoyable climb! Crux slab of P1 is quite bold - very little in the way of gear and you are looking at a fall onto the ledge below. The layback crack on P3 is very pleasant and airy. This crack on P4 is tricky - requires a bit of thought! You'll be glad when you latch the (slightly hidden) jug! Voted 3 stars for this one - I think it deserves it.
BelayBunney - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Catherine
P2 & 4. All felt pretty much like 5a to me. Lovely exposure on P2
Batt - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with James Hoyes
Hoyes - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Rachel B
Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/12
Pitch 3 and Pitch 4 coming in from Autumn Flakes
gg4419 - Lead rpt - Aug/12
wilkinscl - Aug/12
1906johns - Aug/12
Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/12
jcook1980 - AltLd - 08/Jul/12 with Leo
leohl - AltLd - 08/Jul/12 with Jonathon Cook
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/12 with Chris Hindley
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12
Finished by doing the last pitch of Nameless instead.
Adil - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12
me p1 and p3,john p2 and mike p4.fantastic route with a very committing move at 3rd height on p1.pitch 3 has the most amazing flake to layback!awesome route!
jon_gill1 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/12 with mike walton, john ripley
Mr Powly - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Ian B, Chris Wall
burto - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with chris wall, tom powell
difficult first pitch, excellent second pitch, finished directly off 2nd stance up easy escape instead of doing wide crack which starts 20ft right of belay, very poorly positioned if you manage to fall off it.
Stewart Armstrong - AltLd dnf - 03/Jun/12 with Steve Westwood
Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Jim
All the trickier moves are satisfying, well-protected and followed by good holds on which to rest and feel happy.
Dave192939 - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12 with Frances Bensley
tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Harry Martin
Frances Bensley - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/12
Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Jon brown
Awesome memorable climb!
JonBrown - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Sophie Nunn
Brilliant sustained climbing, 3 stars. 4th pitch is hard though.
arandall - Lead O/S - 29/Feb/12 with Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews - 2nd - 29/Feb/12 with arandall
Pete Graham - AltLd - 27/Feb/12 with Ben Silvestre
Davebryant - AltLd - 25/Feb/12 with Sam Hann
sam.hann - AltLd - 25/Feb/12 with Davebryant
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012
P1&2, finished up Nameless as getting rather dark!
Justin T - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Crispin
Finished up Nameless - poor route finding skillz!
Mowglee - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Ali
hardest HVS ive done, challenging but satisfing
kat-lyle - 2nd - 25/Sep/11 with fred
Fred_Richard - Lead - 24/Sep/11 with Kat
Country_Boy - 2nd dog - 10/Sep/11 with Stu Bradbury
Jim Malo - 2nd - 09/Sep/11 with Stu
Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Mike
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11
lead the lot, great route
cornishmackem - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with zach lawlor
Dizz - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Richard S
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/11
highfivekrissy - 2nd - 31/May/11 with Pete Myers
Good to do this 4 years after my first attempt
manwithacam - AltLd - 28/May/11 with Joris
Dan for 1st and 3rd pitches, me 2nd and 4th
Joris.Roulleau - AltLd O/S - 28/May/11 with Dan Metcalfe
mat + i led it all. a fine route.
peter myers - AltLd - May/11 with Krissy Humble, Matthew Etheridge
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Apr/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11
Tim 1st / me 2nd / Roger 3rd & 4th. On the 3rd pitch, we went below the rounded flakes and ended onto suicide wall crux pitch. Therefore, Roger opened a new variation to the route "Paragon of suicide E1 5c" (fantastic link between two routes via scary ledge 5c).
sergio46 - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with roger benton, Tim Clark
Pitches 1 and 3
PanzerHanzler - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Steve Culverhouse
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 25/Apr/11 with Andy Hansler
Hidden - 2011
Frostie - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/10 with Dan Eastman
I lead the second pitch. It is an awesome pitch, but it took me over an hour to get my head into starting the laybacking to the giant flake. The moves felt so exposed even though the gear was fantastic. Needless to say my belayers were very cold!
Legs - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Macca
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Oct/10
Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/10
edpd1b - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Kelly Hillyer
crag_monster - AltLd - 02/Sep/10 with murphydave
crag_monster - AltLd - 02/Sep/10 with murphydave
Rob Pitt - 2nd - 01/Sep/10 with LB
sputnik - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Mrs Z
c00kie - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Gavin
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Aug/10
Ended up on Suicide wall's last pitch
Brown - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/10 with Ben Lepesant
Me Pitch 2, Mark Pitch 1,3 and 4.
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Mark Philipson
lead pitches1,3,4. all top quality and great pro. fell at start of last pitch, but doubt I could do clean as fist jam and placing cam required. fantastic route though, every pitch quality.
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Matt Payne
Em66 - AltLd - 17/Jun/10 with Matt
d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Sarah Joyce
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 10/May/10 with Mick Walsh
Led all pitches. Loved it. Really good exposed climbing, though ultimately escapable from the top of 1st and 2nd pitches. Pitch 2 is incredible, jsut be sure to look down when you get up to the big flake as the exposure is something else.
The move on the top pitch is quite 3D but not too hard once you realise what to do.
andybenham - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Ben
simonp - AltLd - May/10 with Lucy Ham
Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Apr/10
Led p 2 & 4
cem - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/10 with Graham Dolman
JerryD - Lead - 2010
Hidden - 2010
katyvose1 - 2010
Seymore Butt - 2010
A little more tricky that I had expected although missing a few holds and jamming the rope whilst combining the second and third pitches probably didn't help :-)
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/09 with Nancy Jones
Hidden - AltLd β - 10/Oct/09
mbradberry2008 - AltLd dnf - 26/Sep/09 with Gareth Greeves
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Sep/09
gg4419 - AltLd O/S - Sep/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/09
JPGR - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Steve Ahern
petegruf - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with capn bob
Escaped pitch 4 due to rain. A pretty scary route, P1 and P3... neither are easy and P4 looked pretty hard too!
Jon_Warner - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/09 with Tom
lukehunt - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/09
nic42 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Jack
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/May/09
Bern - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09 with Andy Mos
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 24/May/09
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09 with scott and annabell
Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Apr/09
Led second and fourth pitches.
kingholmesy - AltLd O/S - 2009 with Chalky Digits
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/08
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Dave Ripley
tom.e - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Charlie Everett
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Aug/08
Marti999 - AltLd rpt - 10/Jul/08 with Mark Glaister
started on autumn and went totally off route onto Paragon. So did the last two pitches of Paragon including the crux pitch
givemetea - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Hannah Heywood
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/08
Led 1st and 3rd pitch
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Oliver Mentz
31770 - AltLd - 28/Jun/08 with adamscottthomas
Led 3rd pitch
cornishben - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/08 with barnaby carver
MoWalker3 - AltLd - 13/Jun/08 with Quiet Ian
BicepAndrews - Lead - 08/Jun/08 with Tom Dudley
on start of last pitch used rope assistance to get over crux
tdudley - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/08 with James Andrews
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/08
Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/May/08
Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/08
jonka - AltLd - May/08 with sean
Lev - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Luke Hodson
lovely 2nd pitch
lukehodson - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/08 with Lev
Hidden - 2008
Hidden - 2008
Just my sort of HVS too.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/07 with Clare
Hidden - AltLd - 07/Jul/07
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/07 with Kate
jfreeman - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Steve Rigler
Sidekick - Lead O/S - Jun/07
I led pitch 1 - very nice, just my sort of HVS. Dom led 2 & 3, Masa 4. Nice varied climb with good moves. 2 Stars.
r@bag - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Masa Sakano & Dom Sellars
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Masa and Laurence
I lead pitch 2.
lyneux - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Chris Glasson
Lead 2nd & aided the last pitch. 5a?
featuresforfeet - AltLd dog - 07/Apr/07 with Ian R
maybe_si - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/07 with jez
climber sim - 2007
Hidden - 2007
riddle - 2007 with Ollie
Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Tim
rubben - 2nd O/S - 2007
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 2007 with Beckholland
Jane lead the first two pitches as one (I think these are fantastic, and worth 3-stars in their own right) and I lead the last two pitches in one, which is not recommended unless you're very confident as there are a few knarly last moves.
Neil Ireson - AltLd - 01/Sep/06 with Jane
A difficult climb, lobbed off on the second. Had to finish vis another route ~VS as there were two idiots farting around above us. Classic quote "lots of HS leaders have died on that pitch". MOst stupid thing I have ever heard another climber say.
Mark_RMC - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Rich Laid
AngelaC - AltLd - 29/Jul/06 with Dieter Cole
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/06
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/06
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 28/May/06 with Chris Reid
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/06
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 21/Feb/06 with Nic Dill, Stu Bradbury
wojt - Lead - 2006
jade Edwards Leaney - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/05 with vaughan
timharrison - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Jo Willet
ewen - AltLd O/S - Sep/05
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Sep/05
shoulders - Lead - 11/Aug/05 with dai
Andy2 - 2005
John Kettle - AltLd - 2005
feilx - Lead O/S - 2005
William Robertson - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Mark Calver
5a, 4c, 5a, 5a - lead pitches one and two
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/04 with James D
Led P2, P4
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Apr/04 with Chris Harbottle
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Apr/04 with ?
Hidden - 2nd - 06/Sep/03
lukea - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/03 with Al
Campbell42 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/03
Hidden - Lead - Jul/03
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Dan
Stone Muppet - 2003
lead the last pitch 4c
Steve Vincent - AltLd - 24/Aug/02
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Apr/02
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/01
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/01
Lead 1st & 2nd pitches.
Paul-Michael - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/00 with Bill
nickdonohue - AltLd - 09/Apr/00 with Joe Brown
Hidden - Jan/00
Marti999 - Lead - 2000
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
andy_pemberton - AltLd - 2000
plain kitten - AltLd - 2000
Roget - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/99
belay bunny turned bad - 1997
andy_pemberton - Lead - 1997
rurp - Lead O/S - 1996
GAtkins - AltLd O/S - 21/Oct/95 with Jonny Baker
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/95 with cen lewis
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/95 with Emmy
failed on top pitch did. finished up suicide wall
colin milton - AltLd - 15/Oct/94 with eric milton
The corner on pitch 4 is easier than it looks and is over very quickly, nice varied climb
neilh - Lead O/S - 01/May/94 with sara hyde
Again 9/7/09 with Anette.
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/92
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/92
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/92
Budge - AltLd O/S - Apr/92 with Richard Teed
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/91
John Southworth - AltLd O/S - Jul/91
ChrisJD - AltLd - 05/Apr/88
ChrisJD - AltLd - 05/Apr/88
RichardMc - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/87 with Tim Oakes
sadams - AltLd - 29/Jul/86 with Kevin Edwards
Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Oct/85 with Roger Skews
rogerskews - 05/Oct/85 with Nigel Bond
jasper11 - Lead - 1985
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 29/May/82 with Tim Dunsby
Hidden - Lead - 1982
mark-abz - Lead - 07/Feb/81 with Rob S
Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981
Mike Owen - 13/Aug/80 with Elaine Watson
Paul Clarke - 1980 with Others, FMC
Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/Mar/78 with Sarah Bridge
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/78
D Tempest - AltLd - Feb/77
Falko - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/76 with Alan Taylor, Chris Plant