Suicide Wall*** E1 5c
[Adam - on the coalface. , 3 kb]A legendary Cornish classic that traces an exposed line across the blankest section of Bosigran's Main Face. Start at an easy-angled line of weakness that runs up rightwards to beneath a black wall known as the Coal Face.. 1) 25m. Follow the weakness to a belay under the Coal Face.. 2) 4b, 14m. Move up the corner right of the Coal Face to the start of a thin diagonal crack that runs up left across the Coal Face. Climb the crack to a large block on the arete and belay - the Pedestal stance.. 3) 5a, 15m. Follow flakes leftwards across the wall above the Pedestal and move up to a wide break and good cams. Traverse the break left a short way until it is possible to gain a small ledge and belay below a smooth groove.. 4) 5c, 9m. Some very hard but well-protected moves start the groove which then eases just before a belay ledge is reached a short distance above.. 5) 4b, 15m. Move up the leaning corner above the belay for a few metres before swinging rightwards on good holds out of the corner to easier climbing and the top. Climbing the leaning corner directly is the strenuous top pitch of Paragon 5a. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Adam - on the coalface. © Kafoozalem
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ferdia - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/14 with Andy

Andy Moles - AltLd O/S - 29/Nov/14 with Ferdia

lead the 5a & 5c pitch. Traverse was nicely exposed and the 5c pitch was great, just a shame it is off the belay with a FF2 potential
alastairbegley - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Richard Nicholson

Slick - AltLd - 27/Sep/14 with Alastair Begley

tskelhon - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Charlotte

Dave did first 2, I did rest. Tried this on Tuesday and my partner just didn't fancy seconding the 5a traverse, which was pretty bold, but great moves, took awhile to work the very last move onto the ledge out! Dave had big cam on harness... So I made decision to reverse the traverse take gear out and abseil off block on pitch two. (Easier said than done!) Did 5c pitch on top rope (26th) and last pitch of Paragon (I think it was Paragon-see comments-Fuc***g desperate!)
beds74 - AltLd - 26/Sep/14 with Dave Fisher

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/14

bigdrew - AltLd - 18/Sep/14 with Eve

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Aug/14

lead in 1 pitch
markalmack - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with gwen, james marjot

Led 2nd, 4th and 5th Pitches
RFWilkie - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Bec

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/14

Climbed up the crux pitch a few times to place gear then did it 5c seems fair
hornbywill - AltLd - 27/Jul/14

Brian H - AltLd - 27/Jul/14 with Will Hornby

We split it into 5 pitches as the party before us had and i got pitch 1,3,4.
richiebongo - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14 with Mat Coburn

Rich led P1 (the easy rising traverse), I led P2 (the Coal Face traverse), Rich led P3 and P4 (the 5a traverse, and the 5c crux), and I led P5 (the 5a left-hand variant finish). The crux pitch belay is solid, the pegs were backed up with 2 good pieces, but insecure 5c moves with hard to place gear and a potential fall factor 2 onto the belay was exciting. Excellent route, glad we got it ticked, the crux won't get any easier, the footholds are very shiny already.
1poundSOCKS - AltLd O/S - 27/Jul/14

4th and 5th
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/14 with Tom Nichols

Beautiful Route!!!! will be remembered for sure. had to abseil off due to rain on the the 4/07/14 so we had to come and settle the score two days later in the sun.
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/14 with Tim Exley

Maywood96 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Caspar Mckeever

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

Awesome route - lead all pitches with 5a finish. Stiff - thought every pitch was a tech grade harder than guide, though the heat/resulting greasiness probably didn't help.
kyaizawa - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/14 with Emma Reynolds

5a finish via Paragon. Exposed traverse pitch.
Emma Reynolds - 2nd - 17/Jun/14 with Ky Aizawa

Lead P1, P3, P5. Very nice route, shame p4 is so slippery now. The 5a Traverse definitely make the 3 stars for me.
Fred_Richard - AltLd - 15/Jun/14 with bill turner

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

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

Hidden - AltLd dog - Jun/14

jakenichol - Lead β - 04/May/14 with Kayleigh Tremaine

very Good. Lead all pitches except the traverse. Quality climbing. Shame the pitches are so short.
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with Nick Whimster

lead traverse
nickwhimster - AltLd O/S - 03/May/14 with monsteratt

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/14

Vincej - 2nd - 20/Apr/14

Led p1, 3 & 5.
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with David Kay

A route I will never forget...! My knee made a horrible popping/crunching sound whilst making a simple step up move from the belay on pitch 5. Luckily I was on second and managed to complete the pitch despite not being able to put much weight on my left leg. Thanks Rachael for carrying me off the crag!
David Kay - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Rachael Spraggs

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Apr/14

gg4419 - AltLd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Nick Stephens

nickstephens - AltLd dog - 15/Mar/14 with Gareth Greeves

2nd and 3rd pitches definitely made the route.
TDSvejstrup - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with jamie roberts

Such a great climb! Well worth the effort. Did the direct 5a finish and lead the 5c and 5a traverse pitch. Me and my partner both agree that our traverses were a lot scarier because of the wind pushing us off and that the 5c pitch felt easier than 5c. Reverse bellyflop traverse at the end of p3 FTW!
zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Camilla, Danish

Camilla Mapstone - 2nd - Mar/14 with Tom, Jamie

First pitch was a bit damp.
JoeE - 2nd - Mar/14 with IrishJoe

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Jan/14

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Tim Sparrow - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Luxulyan - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Tim

Led pitch one and the last two pitches together
smallerrich - AltLd O/S - 11/Sep/13

Led p1, p3, p4 and p5 alternate direct finish.
MD - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Jo

Led p2 and loved it. Had to take low option for traverse as too short to reach ledge with inelegant mantle to belay pt. Dogged p4 (too short again) backed off p5 and pinged on 2nd but survived the direct finish.
Happy Wanderer - AltLd dog - 24/Aug/13 with Mike D

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Mike

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13

bwestwood - Lead - 13/Aug/13 with peter reynolds

Great route! 5c pitch felt pretty greasy, was quite hard work! The coal face wasn't that easy at 4b either, maybe feet in the crack instead of hands??
Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/13

Trobbo - 2nd - 12/Aug/13 with Stu Bradbury

Peter Reynolds - 2nd - Aug/13 with ben westwood

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jul/13

Led 3rd and 4th
ian d f - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Bob, Norman

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jul/13

Polish and sun and a sopping wet break on pitch 3. we backed off after that...
Alex the Alex - AltLd dnf - Jul/13

Led first pitch
Gavdee1 - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13 with Kev

After first pitch, remaining pitches done in one, with the harder direct finish. Makes it hard E1 like this.
Kevster - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd dog - 23/Jun/13

Dizz - AltLd - 23/Jun/13 with EJ

Led flake traverse pitch and final pitch, went direct, pretty spicy finish.
Ross.Cooper - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Mark Chevassut

lanky - AltLd - Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 25/May/13

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

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

First route of the day in the shade - we knew it would be cold and it was! Davor did P1&2 together. I led P3, which was solid E1 5a - exposed, tricky moves and a bold start (particularly as Davor belayed standing on top of the pedestal off an ageing peg and two micro cams!). Followed by an ungainly shuffle to finish (the hidden hold is way over left!). Davor led P4&5 in one, taking in the vicious direct finish. Good, varied route but not sure about 3 stars. With Davor on BMC international meet.
Misha - AltLd O/S - 15/May/13 with Davor

morganator - Lead - 13/May/13 with International Meet Guest

Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 13/May/13 with Jon Redmond

I led P3 (traverse) and top pitch (getting stuck in the chimney). Fantastic on a beautiful sunny day.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13 with Dave J, JT

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/13

Hidden - Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/Mar/13

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with David Brock

IzzyWhite - 2nd dnf - 28/Mar/13

IzzyWhite - 2nd dnf - 28/Mar/13

andybirtwistle - 2013

A fantastic climb. very varied and interesting. The crux is hard, as is the end of the traverse pitch.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 08/Dec/12 with Colin

Hard.
jacobjlloyd - AltLd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Mike Spooner

mikespooner - AltLd dog - 27/Oct/12 with Jake Lloyd

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Oct/12

Frances Bensley - AltLd β - 30/Sep/12

Not 5c, 5b.
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Paul Roberts

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 20/Sep/12

fuck me!
stuart34 - Lead dog - 08/Sep/12 with simon white

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Chris Gooder

Worst 3 star route ever! No line, polished rock, completely imbalanced and unpleasant crux, 1 star for a few comedy moments: gangly mantle on traverse pitch, combined tactics from jim on crux and me getting scared and squeezing behind flake on final pitch
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Jim

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/12

short pitches but a very groovy route
mike lawrence? - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12 with Colin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/12

Mike W - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/12

shouter - AltLd - 28/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/12

ushi - AltLd - 23/Jun/12 with Andy Marshall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12

tgeh - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/12 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/12

great route, P2 and the traverse P3 really nice climbing in an awesome position! some combined tactics used to leave the bomber belay (2pegs + nuts!) of the crux pitch
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Si

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/12

burto - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with malc

Leader (Joe) on P3 continued all the way to the top. I was Going well till the crux at the beginnning of P3 where i fell, with the only piece of gear on this rope failing. Then swung out to random platform and overhanded by my way up the rope to escape.... interesting experience...
Jonesy_A - 2nd dnf - 07/Apr/12 with Joe Marsh, NJSharp

Alternated leads with Patrick doing the crux pitch. Super-polished route that doesn't seem worthy of 'Top 50' status.
givemetea - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Patrick

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 06/Apr/12

adam 24 - Lead RP - 06/Apr/12

tobydunford - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Harry Martin

Led P1 scramble and P3 traverse with the bellyflop finish. Chris led P2 and took a fall on P4 straight onto the top peg and landed underneath the ledge, exciting times. Low blood sugar led to a shameful retreat!
francois - AltLd dnf - 31/Mar/12 with Chris

Bummer! We got stumped by P4! More like a 6a move than 5c - took a fall trying to make the move and ended up falling below the belay! Had to abandon as we were running out of time and energy!
BelayBunney - AltLd dnf - 31/Mar/12 with Francois

Climb the crack to an open bay, oh if only it were that simple. Brilliant route, P1 solo, second P2, lead the rest. Some very good hard moves. Managed to bleed all over it though :)
arandall - AltLd β - 23/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews

lead pitch two, had to weigh the rope a little on pitch 4, the third belay made for some very interesting on belly cam removal :)
Wendy Watthews - AltLd - 23/Mar/12 with arandall

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12

pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Rosie Crossley

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

paultaylor - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/12 with Edd

Down jacket ascent. Alternate pitches 10years after first time. P2 was mondo in trainers. P Dawg did a bit of phantom to start P3 - cool.
eddy-on-the-rocks - AltLd O/S - 14/Feb/12 with P Dawg

Ian JL - 2012

Hidden - 2012

with dan aided 5c bit looked hard and ledgy
alasdair19 - 2012

JonG - 2012

peterbeaumont - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

matt perks - 2012

tumbling wizard - 2012

Stone Idol - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Nov/11

fraserbarrett - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11

Dave Heaton - Lead - 28/Oct/11 with James Forbes

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/11

Anta Misina - 2nd dog - 02/Oct/11

Led P1+2 together. Polished but classy
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11

soph - AltLd O/S - Sep/11 with Helena Robinson

Led pitches 3, 4 & 5. Top effort by Becky on pitch 2, the Coal Face. Pitch 3 is really good. If you back up the peg belay with better natural gear as per the CC guides tip (hex/cam) and get the 2nd to sit on the ledge the 4th pitch feels slightly better protected. Finished up the harder 5a top pitch of Paragon as the 4b finish looked even harder!
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Becky E

Led P2 (Coalface) clean - very pleased with that and seconded P3 clean. Needed tight rope on P4 to reach the holds. P5 (top pitch of Paragon) was horrific!
Becky E - AltLd - 23/Aug/11 with Graeme Hammond

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 21/Aug/11 with Jon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

Led throughout. Found the crux pitch pretty stiff and easy to fluff. Not as 'well protected ' as RFax suggests either really. Got pretty strung out disco legging on 5c finger locks above a 'direct to belay pegs' fall potential... The pitch before required a pretty tough rockover sequence too! Great Hard Rock tick :)
Cragrat Rich - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

in the drizzle.. aided coming off the ledge
gowla - AltLd dog - 16/Aug/11 with Alan Dovey, tom maunder

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11

Jack_F - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/11 with adam cooper* super*

had so much fun getting on to the belay on pitch 2!
adam cooper*super* - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11 with jack folland

Led teh 2 crux pitches as Katy had done it before.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - Aug/11 with Katy Vose

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11

myoung - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Tom L, Heather

Tom Livingstone - 2nd - 11/Jul/11

Fell from the fourth (GREASY!) pitch, and then backed off. First outdoor fall...
Subwaycups - AltLd dnf - 01/Jul/11 with Rob H

CRiddiford - 2nd dog - 23/Jun/11 with Tom, Mike

Lead pitches 3, 4 an 5 in 1. Crux felt nails for the grade, was short lived though so as described I guess. Probably not 3 star but still pretty good. Finished up the last pitch of Paragon.
thomasadixon - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/11 with Caroline, Mike

Lead 1st, 2nd and 4th of the 5 pitches
Laurence Everitt - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Harry Thorpe

Led traverse and last pitch. Traverse is awesome, managed to flop onto the belay ledge by the skin of my teeth! A quality route
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Laurence Everitt

Had most difficulty getting onto the belay ledge before the technical crux pitch!
Luke90 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Liz Alder

Amazing route! Wanted to do it it for ages. Led P2 and P4.
a13x - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Matthew Keeves

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

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 01/Jun/11

Climbed 5c pitch on top rope, dont think it is very well protected, and its rather polished.
manwithacam - AltLd - 28/May/11

Lead 1st and 3rd pitch, Dave lead 2nd and ran 4th and 5th into one. Absolutley amazing route, hard 5a pitch! both lead and second can take big swings. Dave did awesome on the 5c moves, getting good finger locks in and working round the polish. top route, classic. and my first multi pitch E1!
SamChessell - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11 with Dave Grant

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/May/11

Scotsken - AltLd - 22/May/11

Bobby Gilbert - 2nd rpt - 05/May/11 with Paul Abram

Nick Wallis - Lead - May/11 with Laura

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11

Doug lead P1, P3, P5, Jo lead P2, I lead P4. Doug has climbed this route before (but has never lead P3). Varied and fantastic route! Considering the real risk of a factor 2 fall at the crux 5c move in P4, I would say this is an E1 route for E2 leaders.
masa-alpin - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Jo B, Doug S

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/11

mattshort - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/11 with Alan Murray

Fantastic climb altho the 5c pitch felt easier than the 5a one. Maybe i reached too far left on the crux.. Plenty of variety and great positions all the way.
Alan100 - 28/Apr/11

Mayo - 2nd - 28/Apr/11 with Kaya

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/11

Lead 1st pitch. 2nd pitch brilliant!! Well done to Dan on 3rd & 4th pitches. Interesting boulder problem at 4th pitch crux. Final pitch is not 4b, more 5a.
sergio46 - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Dan Moore

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/11

Sandbag at E1. Very hard work placing the gear and took many sorties. Grabbed a krab at one point. Climbed down about 15 times. Dan seconded first time! Is this really such a great classic?
Ian Jones - Lead RP - 26/Apr/11 with Wing Commander Daniel Whaley

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/11

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

Another repeat: led P1, P3
Jez - AltLd β - 25/Apr/11 with NJSharp

I led P1, P3 (Traverse Pitch) and P5 (swing into pod). P3 was exciting - the move up to the break was protected by a rusty peg which I could only clip with a krab sitting across a rock edge. Spent ages contemplating the final move. I couldn't work it out at all. In the end I lanched across fully expecting to be off but instinct got me up. P4 (the 5c pitch) had more positive hand holds than I was expecting. Had no problem on the foot holds. Great lead by Mike. P5 was way more than 4B. I had at least 4 exhausting attempts before I got established in the pod and I had to remove my helmet for the excellent exit.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/11

Dan_Carroll - Lead rpt - 18/Apr/11 with Alan

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/11

Jeremy led up the rake and across the coal face as one. I led the traverse and the pitch above (ran last two together). Couldn't work out where to go after the hard groove...tried to squeeze into a damp greasy off-width and eventually gave up and finished up the last pitch or paragon. Traverse is an excellent piece of climbing .. last move onto he ledge is quite exciting! Hard moves off the ledge felt very committing and I climbed up and down several times before finally committing. Very pleased to finally do this.
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with jeremy dugan

Clay C - AltLd dnf - 03/Apr/11 with Jay

Jay C - AltLd dnf - 03/Apr/11 with Clay C

flyinfrenchy - AltLd dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Matt Bradberry

Lead 3rd pitch traverse, then kept falling on the 5c pitch sooo close, abbed down, will be back!
mbradberry2008 - Lead dnf - 02/Apr/11 with Alex French

i did 3rd and 4th pitches then got lost as the guide book said move out right and ending up swinging around the flake into an awesome exposed finish, should be an alternative end - much less polish up there :) managed to avoid combined tactics on pitch 4!
pudding - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with mike mason

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

Led crux & top pitch
Bristoldave - AltLd O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Harry

Hidden - 2011

adie84 - 2011

JEP - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Glenn Sutcliffe - 2011

pasbury - 2011

Johnny Baker - 2011 with Pete Ollis

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

colkurtz - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with Robb

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/10

Quality route! worth every star! not sure what everyone is complaining though about the polish on pitch 4. you have obvoisly never climbed on chudleigh :)
Jack_F - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with mike waller, adam cooper* super*

Alex T (RAFMA) - AltLd - 29/Aug/10 with Rimon

me 2nd
mike88 - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Jack Folland

Led P1, P3, P5
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Pete

spum - AltLd - 16/Aug/10 with ben jones

All soloed 1st pitch, Tom led 2nd, I led 3rd, Neil led 4th (crux), Tom led 5th. Overall a disappointing route. My 5a pitch was the only good one. Neil's was really hard 5c due to polish and the gear was extremely difficult to place above an only-adequate belay - felt pretty nasty for E1 really. Would only give it more than one star for the history.
Si dH - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Tom Lambert, Neil Furniss

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

3 Names - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

gripped01 - Lead - Aug/10 with Nel Tindale, Jim Jarvis

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/10

Led pitches 3 & 5
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/10 with Bart

Pitch 1 & 3
metal arms - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/10

jasonpm - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/10 with TonyM

lukea - Lead β - 10/Jul/10 with Al

Lead traverse, 5c pitch and the mental last 4b pitch. Is it just me or is that the last pitch the scariest? Weird rock over to throw yourself into a crack followed by a green lichen slab!
mikeyg - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Phil Pavey, Will Twigger

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jul/10

Lead the crux fine, fell on the next pitch, injured shoulders begun here.
melonmike - AltLd - 16/Jun/10 with Jack Metcalfe

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10

lead the middle traverse pitch, apparently the start of the third pitch is the crux although neither me nor Thom noticed it... weird
jacobjacob - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

theotherpetehill - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10

chrisallan - AltLd dog - 12/Jun/10

joese7en - AltLd rpt - 03/Jun/10

PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Chris Reid

had to pull on gear at the start of the 5c pitch off the belay ledge due to the amount of polish. finished up top pitch of paragon (5a)
muttley_109 - 2nd dog - 28/May/10 with Gary Lewis, Steven Delaney

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/May/10

For the traverse on the second pitch I used the horizontal crack. The footholds on the crux at the beginning of the 3rd pitch are quite polished, but the handholds are good enough.
verticon - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Craig Harwood

Hidden - 15/Apr/10

lead pitch two - just a little exposed!! may have forgoten to protect my seconds.
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Alex Randall, Remus Knowles

Hidden - AltLd β - 12/Apr/10

first 2 pithes did with Beata previous year, but had to absail down (Beata was scared of traverse)
raku - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Paul Thomson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10

dan gibson - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/10 with michael porter

arandall - 2nd dog - Apr/10 with Ben Kelsey, remus knowles

JerryD - Lead - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 2010 with James Austrums

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/09

Not a route to do in the rain. Tom made a fine traverse as the rain started to fall. Slipping and sliding I pulled up on one of the pegs to place gear after the belay ledge forefitting the clean onsight. Great route though which I would highly recommend.
nickstephens - AltLd dog - 04/Oct/09 with Thom Wright

twright180 - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Nick Stephens

Luke Brooks - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09

great route. Led pitch 2 and found ok, after a few commiting moves away from the belay. Dogged 5c pitch and surprised that it was several moves before easier climbing. Good range of cams useful for this route.
mark4344 - AltLd - 14/Sep/09 with Nick Coles

no aid, still fairly straight foward
joese7en - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09

cat22 - AltLd - 18/Aug/09 with Mike

Brilliant route, pitch 3 was sophie's and really hard. probably deserves an upgrade. we both dogged it, but she did it clean, after several attempts as the hard move is right off the belay ledge.
Ceridwen - AltLd - 09/Aug/09 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - AltLd - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09

climber130887 - AltLd - 19/Jun/09 with alex cannon and emily bond

Em66 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with MUMC

lukehunt - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Bl@ckhawkjac, Nick Smith

nic42 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09 with Jack, Luke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09

glyn led coal face, traverse (after I backed off it) and 5c pitch. I led easy starting rake and last pitch which is intresting. Whether I went teh right way or not I can't see how this is 4b.
davefount - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/09 with Glyn

Lead traverse and crux pitch. Worth every star.
Glyn - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/09 with David Fountain

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Ben Harper - AltLd O/S - 04/May/09 with Tiff and Steven Mayor

TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 04/May/09 with Steve M, Ben H

brian watson - AltLd dog - 03/May/09 with scott titt

Tim M - Lead rpt - 02/May/09 with Emma

climbergg - 2nd - 02/May/09 with cheesesarnie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/09

Led the coal face cleanly but generaly frigged the rest.
adamscottthomas - AltLd dog - 19/Apr/09 with Kafoozalem

One slip on crux 5c move, otherwise clean. Great climb, cant decide which is my favourite pitch
Mr Tickle - Lead dog - 11/Apr/09 with davenev

Awesome climb - clean apart from the 5c - traverse a bit spicy with a lovely seal finish!!!
davenev - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with luke

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09

Rock Lizard - AltLd - Mar/09

Rested on 5a pitch on lead. Then realised I was being stupid and the last move was actually very easy!
dave657 - AltLd - 01/Nov/08 with paul b

Great adventureous climbing
irish paul - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Dave Ripley

sebrider - AltLd O/S - Nov/08 with eugeneth

eugeneth - AltLd - 03/Oct/08 with Seb

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/08

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08

Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 31/Jul/08 with Dave A

Fenwick - Jul/08 with Pete/Tomo

Matt Bennett - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/08

bfreeman - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08 with Chris Todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/08

jfreeman - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Simon Robinson

simonr - AltLd - 08/Jun/08 with Jon Freeman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08

Subwaycups - 2nd O/S - Jun/08

davebrox - Lead - Jun/08

Steerpike - AltLd - 27/May/08 with Bruce

crux traverse pitch
OffshoreAndy - AltLd O/S - 04/May/08 with Skell

Can't quite decide whether this climb is brilliant or pants.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/08 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Feb/08

Aided start of crux pitch after a couple of abortive attempts sweating out of tiny finger locks.
Justin T - Lead - 16/Feb/08 with Wifey

Matt Vigg - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

Frostie - AltLd O/S - 17/Sep/07 with Guy Buckingham

the piton belay at start of the third pitch was not inspiring so we retreated.
AJ007 - AltLd dnf - 26/Aug/07 with Andrew

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Aug/07

Covered in dew untill the sun gets on it making it slimy. Also the traverse pitch appears easier for those over 5 ft 8
chris wyatt - AltLd O/S - Aug/07 with Nik Goile

Ange and Bobby
kenneM - AltLd - Aug/07 with Ange Laycock, Booby Hewitt

Rich Mayfield - AltLd - 16/Jul/07 with Mark Stevenson

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/07 with Kate

Led first 2 pitches as one. Whoever said the coal face pitch is badly protected must be missing a rack. Traverse pitch was brilliant.
drysori - AltLd - 12/Jun/07

First 3 pitches clean, another group member lowered rope on 5c pitch as couldn't do
stuwelly85 - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/07 with Beck Holland

Beckholland - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/07 with stu llewelyn

3,4,5
Sidekick - AltLd O/S - Jun/07

Lead pitches 2, 3 and 4. Pitch 4 at 5c was done clean without combined tactics. Well worth the hype, a classic route!
yuha - AltLd O/S - 26/May/07 with Bernard

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 19/May/07 with Bez

I led pitch 1 (easy rake to belay) and pitch 2 (poorly protected, slimy 4c). Dom led the rest. Pitch 3 really hard traverse with sketchy in-situ gear, combined tactics necessary to get me on the belay! Pitch 4 - Awesome. Pitch 5 - harder than expected. Three stars - amazing climb! Every pitch different and enjoyable.
r@bag - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Dom Sellars

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/07 with Laurence Davis

dmoir - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Dan B and Heather R

dannyboy83 - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Heather Rogers, Dave Moir

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Dan_Carroll - Lead dog - 2007 with Beckholland

Dave Rumney - AltLd - 2007 with Sean Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/06

AC 2+4th
AngelaC - AltLd - 01/Aug/06 with Dieter Cole

Hidden - Lead dog - Aug/06

awesome. top pitch felt 6a
ShaunD - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/06

felt hard disjointed and naff. although i was in agony with stomach pains on that day. overrated. i only did first pitch lead.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/06 with alex barrows

Ram MkiV - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/06 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/06

jimdanson - 2nd O/S - 29/May/06 with Mike Adams

reg_measures - AltLd O/S - 29/May/06 with timmy elson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/06

Richard Horn - AltLd O/S - May/06

Jez - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/06 with Maybe_Si

maybe_si - AltLd - Apr/06 with jez

leadmat - Lead - 2006

Bern - 2006

wojt - Lead - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Nov/05

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/05

ewen - AltLd O/S - Sep/05

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centurion05 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/05 with Dan Carroll

graniterocks - AltLd β - Aug/05 with Nick Kemp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/05

Andrew stood on rich's shoulders to do the 5c move. Worth all 3 stars.
Lev - AltLd O/S - 06/Feb/05 with Andrew Bitmead, Richard Abell

Andy2 - 2005

John Kettle - AltLd - 2005

feilx - Lead O/S - 2005 with Phil D

William Robertson - AltLd O/S - 2005 with Mark Calver

fifth - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/04

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/04

johnboyrevel - Lead - Aug/04 with Faye

I did the crux pitch.
RussB - AltLd O/S - Jul/04 with Alex H

Tim Steward - Lead - 20/May/04 with Andy Gibbs

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Sep/03

lukea - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/03 with Al

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/03

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Led P3 then rained off
Different Steve - AltLd dnf - Apr/03 with Martin Hore and Mervyn Lamacraft

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Rob Pitt - 2003

JasonG - Lead O/S - Sep/02 with Mal Dickson

shoulders - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/02 with andy sharp, dai

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/02

Led p 3 & 5
cem - AltLd O/S - 29/Mar/02 with Rob Smithies

bullybones - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/01

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 27/Jul/01 with Chris Ranner, Viv

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/01

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/01

Stone Muppet - 2001

andy_pemberton - AltLd - 2001 with Rik Meek

Stephen lead black shiny slab, I led traverse, Stephen lead pitch after traverse with slippery step up, I lead awkward wide crack at top.
alex_th - AltLd O/S - Apr/00 with Stephen Lumb

Hidden - Jan/00

Neil Ireson - AltLd - 2000 with John

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

NickP - 2000

VPJB - 2000

markpollak - 2000 with roy thomas

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

nickdonohue - AltLd - 21/Nov/99 with Mark McCarthy

Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/99 with jim

Led crux traverse pitch
timreynolds - AltLd - 01/May/99 with Mick Cooke, Sean Corbett

WB - AltLd O/S - 03/Apr/99 with Guy

Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 1999

chris sm - AltLd O/S - 23/May/98 with Jon Pearson

Si Clapham - 2nd - 1998 with Alun Richardson

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 30/Jul/97 with helen swygart

phardman - 20/Jul/97

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 14/May/97 with Claire Graham

Had led before, TM did main pitches
Pete Nugent - AltLd rpt - 29/Mar/97 with Tony Madden

cornishben - Lead dnf - Jan/97 with Andy Connor

belay bunny turned bad - 1997

aid to start 5c crack
colin milton - AltLd dog - 14/Sep/96 with eric milton

mikej - AltLd - 13/Sep/96 with Nick Salmon

craig h - AltLd O/S - 24/Jun/96 with Janet Hannah

rurp - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/95

frost - May/95 with J Turner

Hidden - AltLd - May/95

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/95 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/95 with Steven Delderfield

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/95

Guy - 1995

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NeilGriffiths - 1995 with Paul Tucker

Led all pitches
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/94 with Tim Darlow

brianrunner - AltLd - Sep/94 with gordon innes

GAtkins - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/94 with Richard Brown, Tim Noble

sdht - 1994 with Tim Reynolds

3 Names - Lead dnf - 1994 with Brian Parker

Hidden - AltLd - 1994

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Sep/93

K1 - Lead - 1993

Nick Biven - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/91 with Rich Whitwell

rogerskews - AltLd - 31/May/91 with Bryn Roberts

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/91

whispering nic - AltLd - 28/Mar/91 with Graham Iles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/91

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Sep/90

NickJH - Lead - Aug/90 with D Townsend

biggianthead - Jun/90 with C

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/90

resident fulmar for added risk factor
Grezza - AltLd - Apr/90

philhilo - 1990

philhilo - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Steve Lenartowicz - 1990

andy gittins - 1990

tapley - AltLd - 24/Oct/89 with John Sumner

I failed to lead the 5c pitch. Was too hard, and I was going well at the time...
BigHairyIan - AltLd RP - 28/Aug/89 with Mike Buckley (Little Mike)

Bruce Kerr - AltLd - 13/Jul/89 with Keith Turton

Hidden - Lead - 22/Mar/89

Hidden - Lead - 1989

richparry - 1989

Tony Buckley - Lead - Aug/88 with Richard Brockman

Enjoyable and but not too much fun for the short in places!!
pebblespanker - AltLd O/S - 12/May/88 with Mark Powell

ChrisJD - Lead - 03/Apr/88

steve taylor - AltLd - Mar/88 with stumpy

lead 2nd pitch
andyblain - AltLd O/S - 23/May/87

wynaptomos - 2nd O/S - Apr/86

DDDD - 1986

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1986 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc

scree - Apr/85

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Solo O/S - 1985

peterbeaumont - Lead - 1985

jasper11 - Lead - 1985

keefe - 22/Aug/84

GordonHart - Lead O/S - Aug/84 with James Butler

Campbell42 - AltLd O/S - Aug/84 with Eric Marsden

Richard Weller - AltLd - 28/May/84 with Pete Dewdney

malc - AltLd dog - 12/Apr/84 with JW

KRB - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/83 with Mike Bridges

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 20/Jun/83 with Mike Arnold

nigehughes - AltLd - Apr/83 with Eric Joyce

With Rona Owens
steveboote - Lead - 1983

S,2,L,2,L.
charlesmfrench - AltLd - 01/Sep/82

Fell off crux, rope burns round leg, ended up aiding that section.
Nigel Coe - AltLd dog - 31/May/82 with Steve Portnoi

Roy Stuart - Lead O/S - 1982 with Billy Bones

Nigel Coe - Lead - 25/May/80 with John Walmsley

GeoffG - AltLd - May/80

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/80 with Roy Stupak

Paul Clarke - 1980 with Others, FMC

Did the top 5b pitch
David Smith - AltLd - 01/Nov/79 with Al Bennett

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/79

Mike Owen - 29/May/79 with Gavin Peat

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jul/78

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/77

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/77

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 04/Jun/77 with Richard Crewe

steve L - AltLd - 27/Nov/76 with sharpie

Falko - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/76 with Alan Taylor, Chris Plant

Marcus - 1976

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 22/Jun/75 with Ian Duckworth

Ken Taylor - 2nd - 15/May/75 with Jonathan Lagoe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/75

petemeads - Lead - 1974

Tony Holdsworth - 01/Jan/70

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