Terrifying HVS pitch on second, gear seemed rubbish
nich959 - AltLd O/S - Sep/15
martinlevya82 - AltLd - 17/Aug/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15
Lead the 5a pitch, bold at the beginning but good fun higher up.
static266 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/15
jalqazzaz - AltLd O/S - 12/Aug/15 with Jacob Richmond
dkd - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15 with Al
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15
guy757 - 04/Jul/15 with Vic
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
caradoc - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Matt H.
dean79 - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/15
DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Andrew Bevan
pete johnson - 2nd rpt - 04/May/15 with Paul Drew
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/15
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Apr/15
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/15
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.
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Jeannie Sherwood
KeenClimber - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Ron
pie_eater_pete - AltLd O/S - 26/Mar/15 with bwestwood
bwestwood - AltLd - 26/Mar/15
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Mar/15
mynyddresident - AltLd - 2015 with KP
Ian craigie - AltLd - 2015 with Niels Ernst williams
P2. P1 is pretty good.
jezb1 - AltLd - 24/Nov/14
rurp - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with bill farmer
jon22 - AltLd - 15/Aug/14 with Dave Holland
BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Kasha
kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Bram
mynyddresident - 2nd - 27/Jul/14 with KP
Wayne S - 2nd - 26/Jul/14 with Louise, Jon Croxford
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14
dig - Lead rpt - 09/Jul/14
robman - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/14
a superb climb, surprising its not considered a classic.
1-2-3-40 - AltLd O/S - 08/Jul/14
adamre12 - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with JamesWilliams
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
JamesWilliams - AltLd O/S - 30/May/14 with Adam Revill
Jay.Carr - Solo - 18/Apr/14
Si - 2014
Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Alex Nicholson
roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 16/Sep/13 with matt hawkins, Rebecca Murray
kabutsu - AltLd - 19/Aug/13
BRoe - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Rob L
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.
woody0606 - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/13 with Kyle Williamson
Kyle87 - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/13
cem - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Pero Kalugerovich
Hidden - AltLd β - 03/Jun/13
Pero - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13
Ray Sparks - AltLd O/S - 22/May/13 with mike b
P1 - Me, P2 - John
tsjx - AltLd - 06/May/13 with John Mc
Hidden - Lead O/S - May/13
Chris Wright - Lead - 27/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd - 19/Apr/13
Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Feb/13
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)
Simon Cahill - AltLd - 02/Aug/12 with Paul & Garat
Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Simon Cahill, Paul Davies
mynyddresident - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/12 with joe
Dunx - AltLd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Joe M
Rocks being wet, holds, particularly foot holds, were very insecure...
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/12 with Lee Barra, Lee P
Hidden - 30/Jun/12
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 12/May/12
Did P3 the 5a pitch,very interesting indeed.
ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Sera Roberts
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/May/12
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/May/12
keith leonard - AltLd - 06/May/12
Jacob Forshaw - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12
Ollie B - Lead β - 21/Apr/12 with G.Lancashire
led main pitch.. unsung gem on quality rock with great moves around the roof.
wolf.leeb - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with nic
mynyddresident - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with wolf
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.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with J-Ro
M,D,M,D with first two pitches of Christmas Curry
Marq - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Dave P LMC
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Nov/11
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Oct/11
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Oct/11
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11
dan ely - AltLd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with terry
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Colin Struthers
mr mills - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with chris and richard (visitor)
quarrtman1 - 2nd - 03/Jun/11 with mills
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.
carlh - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11
Bob Windsor - 2nd - Jun/11 with paul trower
Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/11
I led the 5a pitch.
Katex - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Simon Edwards
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11
Micah Start pitch to avoid crowds. May have finished up Christmas Curry final pitch after the easy 5a pitch
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Czech Georg
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
Katex - AltLd O/S - 2011 with Simon Edwards
Hidden - 2011
Rory Shaw - 2011
HeatherF - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/10 with Bubbles
top pitch. Felt bold as first runner from spike is fair way off and he rest of the route was a bit damp :)
The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/10
dan-8990 - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/10 with AO
Forgot I'd done it years ago,very worthwile done in 1 pitch from the flake.
mynyddresident - 2nd - 12/Oct/10 with Ewan
benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/10 with nick
Hidden - Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10
simeclimb68 - 2010
Hidden - 07/Oct/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/09
Managed to drop 5 of Andy's nuts into the undergrowth from the last pitch. An expensive climb!
cliffy - AltLd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Andrew Combes
Class route. 3 stars deffo. Much better than "One Step"
Conan - AltLd O/S - 23/May/09 with Philippa Reader
LRB - 2nd - 07/May/09 with Garry Smith, Mike Gray
cleaning for festival. pretty nice route.
adam06 - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with Adam L
Dave Rumney - AltLd - 01/Mar/09 with Tanya Milner
mr mills - AltLd - 24/Dec/08 with rhys & joe
mr mills - Lead O/S - 29/Nov/08 with Gareth
Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Oct/08
lead first 2 pitches
pimpy - AltLd - Mar/08 with francis hepburne scott
Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08 with Tom
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jan/08
The Bad Cough - AltLd O/S - 29/Apr/07 with John Nesbitt
Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/01
Did it in two LONG pitches, running out of gear on both!
chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/01 with Mark Gill
mikej - Lead - 08/Jul/98 with R
Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/98
Hidden - 1997
Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/93
About 1980, last time with John Woodhead in 2005?
uphillnow - Lead - 1980
Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/66