The grove was impossible! The overhang was excellent!Wevcore - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/14 with Rich
Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Sep/13
First E2. Great route of two tales. Groove is much harder than it looks but just have to trust your feet and keep moving up. Good rest and then that magnificent top section. ...
ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Chris Joyce
Thought I'd be able to warm up on the innocuous looking start which turned out to be far harder than it looks. Technical then exposed climbing followed, pleased to get this onsight.
MD - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Jo, Misha
Technical groove start but swing out onto face fantastic. Rope around nose halted clean pull up to finish. Darn it! So close.
Happy Wanderer - 2nd dog - 26/Aug/13 with Misha, Mike D
Nice route with tricky technical moves. Far harder than it looks to get onto the initial ledge and up the groove but the overhang is fairly straightforward 5a/b jug hauling but spectacular nonetheless. Plus you get to tick a mini summit!
Misha - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Jo, Mike D
Great route. An E1 groove (South Groove)followed by an HVS finale. Should really be E1 though that might just be sour grapes as I led South Groove earlier in the Day an only got an E1 tick for my efforts.
Julesthe1st - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Mike
wow what a climb the groove is so deceptive and that wild swing out is memorable
dready - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13 with whiteexplorer
Led after Sue. Easy to commit to finish once 'jugs up there' was confirmed, crux groove much harder than looks and uses muscles you don't usually use climbing
Owen W-G - Lead β - 15/Aug/13 with Purple Sue
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/13
Mike W - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/13
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/13 with Clare
morganator - 2nd - 15/May/13 with International Meet Guest
Surprising as I thought would struggle on observation. Recalled tips from Mark (met at Barn 9th April with Matt and NF) felt comfortable with exception on three quarter part of ascent, good hand holds but more slippy than Mouseproof, my smearing was poor, need to get more wall time in.
Cheziar - 2nd β - 16/Apr/13
SamChessell - 2nd dog - 31/May/12 with Dave Grant
gingerking - Lead dnf - May/12 with Tom Simpson
burto - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12 with hertha
Hardest climb yet - amazing route, great exposure, pumpy, and such a satisfying finish.
tiffanykate12 - 2nd - 08/Apr/12
Dave89 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Baby D
Never again do I want to use the word 'take' knowing that the last 4 bits of gear are bad micros, i didn't bottle it, quite. Brilliant finish, and my first E2 5c.
arandall - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews - 2nd dog - 19/Mar/12 with arandall
A great route of contrasting styles! 1st bit feels bold and technical with wonderful granite groove climbing. 2nd bit requires you to 'strap a pair on' and go for it! The below top tip of a #8 hex should be followed!
andy_pemberton - Lead - 15/Feb/12 with Rik Meek
Dave Heaton - Lead - 20/Jan/12 with James Forbes
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012
Lewis Stewart - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Aiden
Incredibly desceptive crux grove when looked at from below. The overhanging prow felt straight forward and pure enjoyment. Fantastic end to a day that started with heavy showers.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Ceri
I pulled on a piece of gear to retrieve an awkward cam, but climbed it clean other than that. This looks really easy until you get on it, Excellent route!!!
Ceridwen - 2nd dog - 24/Aug/11 with Uber Mike
gowla - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/11 with will kumar
Justin T - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Cherry
Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11
First E2, 1 fall.
mbradberry2008 - Lead dog - 29/May/11 with Johnny Dawes
James Mitchelmore - Lead O/S - 14/May/11
carlgodfrey - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11
Fell from the crux and took HUGE swing :) got crux on second attempt. Very balancy smear bridging. Escaped left before final overhang. Excellent lead by masa. Not E2 though
gb83 - 2nd dnf - 24/Apr/11 with masa
Popkids - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Nolan
The easiest E2 I have ever done, and I thought it was more likely to be HVS 5b. But my second Graeme said it would be definitely 5c, so perhaps he is right.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Graeme B
Technical groove, wild prow. Great route.
mark20 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11
Beauty! i want it lead.
Jpsofishy - 2nd - 2011 with carlgodfrey
Really great route. Varied. Balancey and technical then overhanging. Lovely lead by Matt.
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Matt Fry
Cool, didn't believe that the crux was the groove from the ground - very suprising! Got a no hands rest using a double knee bar at the roof! route of great contrast.
Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/10 with Andrea Hayslop
pielander - 2nd - 05/Aug/10 with pete saunders
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10
The grades don't add up around here IMO. Surely either this is E1 or both this and South Groove are E2.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Clare
cakebrake - Lead - 2010
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Mark Glaister
Tim M - Lead - 04/May/09 with Emma
climbergg - 2nd - 04/May/09 with cheesesarnie
Not sure of exact date but early 2009
Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 01/May/09 with Alan Dovey
Exposure & Steepness - not my usual scene but very very good.
Oddjob - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09
jchenoweth - Lead RP - 12/Apr/09 with Charlie Jeynes
Master Chief - Lead β - 12/May/08 with Jeremy
Master Chief - TR O/S - 23/Apr/08 with Jeremy
Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/08
Jez - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Courtney
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/03
JerryD - Lead - Aug/98