45m, 2 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.

nich959 ?/Sep AltLd O/S

Terrifying HVS pitch on second, gear seemed rubbish

martinlevya82 17/Aug AltLd
Hidden 16/Aug AltLd O/S
static266 12/Aug Lead O/S

Lead the 5a pitch, bold at the beginning but good fun higher up.

jalqazzaz 12/Aug AltLd O/S
dkd 06/Aug Lead O/S
with Al
LakesWinter 25/Jul Lead O/S

P2 only

with Dave
guy757 04/Jul -
with Vic
caradoc 27/Jun AltLd O/S

I couldn't see where to step left on the VS so carried on with what I think is the Direct. Correct me if I'm wrong..https://youtu.be/bIs10cSgivE

with Matt H.
dean79 22/Jun AltLd O/S

Lead P1

DubyaJamesDubya 14/Jun Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
pete johnson 04/May 2nd rpt
with Paul Drew
Hidden 22/Apr AltLd
Hidden 21/Apr AltLd
Hidden 05/Apr 2nd O/S
Pete_Frost 05/Apr Lead O/S

Nice climb. Technical, slabby crack on P1 needs patience, but isn't strenuous. Top pitch is poorly protected but the rock is fantastic. Well worth seeking out.

with Jeannie Sherwood
KeenClimber 05/Apr Lead O/S
with Ron
pie_eater_pete 26/Mar AltLd O/S
bwestwood 26/Mar AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar AltLd O/S
mynyddresident ??/2015 AltLd
with KP
Ian craigie ??/2015 AltLd
with Niels Ernst williams
jezb1 24/Nov/14 AltLd

P2. P1 is pretty good.

rurp 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Lovely climb

with bill farmer
jon22 15/Aug/14 AltLd
with Dave Holland
BTphonehome 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 15/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Bram
mynyddresident 27/Jul/14 2nd
with KP
Wayne S 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Louise, Jon Croxford
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
dig 09/Jul/14 Lead rpt
robman 08/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
1-2-3-40 08/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

a superb climb, surprising its not considered a classic.

adamre12 30/May/14 AltLd O/S
JamesWilliams 30/May/14 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1. Excellent climbing up the first pitch technical and varied with a slightly bold start. second pitch is an easy slab and arÍte solo effectivly

Jay.Carr 18/Apr/14 Solo
Si ??/2014 -
Abi Chard 06/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
with Alex Nicholson
roberts1234567890 16/Sep/13 AltLd
with matt hawkins, Rebecca Murray
kabutsu 19/Aug/13 AltLd
BRoe 16/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Rob L
woody0606 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1. Awesome route, requires some thought lower down. Moves at the end of pitch 1 were brilliant. Gear on pitch 2 is dodgy but climbing is simple. 4b? Worth doing the Micah start to CC to get to the ledge in 1 pitch.

Kyle87 06/Aug/13 AltLd O/S


cem 03/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led p1

Hidden 03/Jun/13 AltLd β
Pero 03/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Ray Sparks 22/May/13 AltLd O/S
with mike b
tsjx 06/May/13 AltLd

P1 - Me, P2 - John

with John Mc
Hidden ?/May/13 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 27/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Apr/13 AltLd
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
Simon Cahill 02/Aug/12 AltLd

Logging the alt leads is a bit cheeky, as the first two pitches are part of Christmas Curry and the final pitch should have been HVS4c but we misread the guide book and again climbed Christmas Curry on the final pitch, The two 5a pitches I seconded were steep and thin (at my limit)

with Paul & Garat
Gerallt Owain 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
with Simon Cahill, Paul Davies
mynyddresident 28/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with joe
Dunx 25/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Joe M
masa-alpin 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Rocks being wet, holds, particularly foot holds, were very insecure...

with Lee Barra, Lee P
Hidden 30/Jun/12 -
Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd rpt
ritchierich 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Did P3 the 5a pitch,very interesting indeed.

Hidden 07/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
keith leonard 06/May/12 AltLd
Jacob Forshaw 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Ollie B 21/Apr/12 Lead β

Previously 2nded

with G.Lancashire
wolf.leeb 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

led main pitch.. unsung gem on quality rock with great moves around the roof.

with nic
mynyddresident 15/Apr/12 2nd rpt
with wolf
victim of mathematics 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

James led the alternate start to CC up to the belay in a single pitch. The topo for both Grotto & Grotto Direct is slightly wrong in the new guide. The shared start is very bold, but the climbing is steady.

with J-Ro
Marq 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

M,D,M,D with first two pitches of Christmas Curry

with Dave P LMC
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 28/Oct/11 AltLd
Hidden 17/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/11 Lead O/S
dan ely 05/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with terry
harold walmsley 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Colin Struthers
mr mills 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with chris and richard (visitor)
quarrtman1 03/Jun/11 2nd
with mills
carlh 02/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Set off to climb Grotto, but decided to climb the direct route on inspection. I led the very enjoyable 5a pitch with Ben Graham. Ben went slightly off route on top pitch.

Bob Windsor ?/Jun/11 2nd
with paul trower
Hidden 02/May/11 AltLd
Katex 24/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I led the 5a pitch.

with Simon Edwards
Hidden 23/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Alex Thompson 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Micah Start pitch to avoid crowds. May have finished up Christmas Curry final pitch after the easy 5a pitch

with Czech Georg
Katex ??/2011 AltLd O/S

Led pitch one. Si led pitch two and the first 2 pitches of the Curry to get to the start of the climb. Very nice

with Simon Edwards
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
HeatherF 27/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Bubbles
The Green Giant 19/Nov/10 Lead O/S

top pitch. Felt bold as first runner from spike is fair way off and he rest of the route was a bit damp :)

dan-8990 19/Nov/10 AltLd O/S
with AO
mynyddresident 12/Oct/10 2nd

Forgot I'd done it years ago,very worthwile done in 1 pitch from the flake.

with Ewan
benchwarmer 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with nick
Hidden ?/Jun/10 -
Hidden 23/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 ??/2010 -
Hidden 07/Oct/09 -
Hidden 14/Jul/09 Lead O/S
cliffy 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Managed to drop 5 of Andy's nuts into the undergrowth from the last pitch. An expensive climb!

with Andrew Combes
Conan 23/May/09 AltLd O/S

Class route. 3 stars deffo. Much better than "One Step"

with Philippa Reader
LRB 07/May/09 2nd
with Garry Smith, Mike Gray
adam06 18/Apr/09 AltLd

cleaning for festival. pretty nice route.

with Adam L
Dave Rumney 01/Mar/09 AltLd
with Tanya Milner
mr mills 24/Dec/08 AltLd
with rhys & joe
mr mills 29/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Gareth
Hidden 31/Oct/08 2nd dog
Hidden 31/Oct/08 Lead
pimpy ?/Mar/08 AltLd

lead first 2 pitches

with francis hepburne scott
Dan 85 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 26/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
The Bad Cough 29/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Oct/01 Lead
chrishedgehog 21/Apr/01 Lead O/S

Did it in two LONG pitches, running out of gear on both!

with Mark Gill
mikej 08/Jul/98 Lead
with R
Hidden 31/May/98 2nd
Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden 03/Sep/93 2nd
uphillnow ??/1980 Lead

About 1980, last time with John Woodhead in 2005?

Hidden 24/Jul/66 AltLd
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