Pouring rain and big boots.. The exit to the vice is memorable!
Samuel Wainwright - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/14 with Jed Jackson, Rob Steer
Gorgeous day did some diff on tryfan before this did both the glyders afterwards.
Ewan Russell - AltLd O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Alex(Blue peris)
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14
Climbing together 3rd climb on tour de ogewn.
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Matt
TGreen - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Rosie Henstock
Rosie Henstock - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Tom Green
Hidden - AltLd - 27/May/14
rbharries - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/14 with neils EW, josie McG
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Apr/14
Hidden - 30/Mar/14
Nick Biven - 2014
peakcaver - 2014
Si - 2014
Thought I was off in the vice!
rbharries - AltLd - 2014 with neils EW, josie McG
Very wet and slippery conditions - scrambled up gulley to top of chimney (p3). Wessex lead P4. Vertcial vice was very difficult to lead but completed with assistance from a top rope from Wessex (who bypassed). Henry lead final pitch. Two pairs moved together up scramble to summit.
robjdc - 13/Oct/13 with Henry G, Judders, Wessex
Hidden - AltLd - 13/Oct/13
Quite wet and started late - Judders reached top of pitch 4, but due to time and conditions abseiled off with Wessex (leaving rope!)
robjdc - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Judders
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 12/Oct/13
in 3 pitches, Tony got the squeeze which is desperate !!
lithos - AltLd - 15/Jul/13 with tony w
Hidden - Lead - 2013
SteveM - Solo - 08/Sep/12
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Apr/12
matt perks - 2012
Hidden - 2012
Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/11
Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/11
Retreated after first pitch.
Pichol - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Nick Judkins, robjdc
Hidden - AltLd - 03/Jul/11
davidbeynon - AltLd - 30/Apr/11 with Peter, Mark Rawlings
tom.e - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/11
The vice isnt as tight as people make it out to be... But then I'm pretty small
smallerrich - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Bertie, Dan R
samrad - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/11 with james G
Freezing cold weather made it hard going. Was well worth it though.
spadge - AltLd O/S - 03/Mar/11
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
djromberg - 2011
Tarquin - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with Ness
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10
HVW. many things that are wet are good
danimal88 - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/10 with Chris Holden
A must for fans of the traditional. Awesome.
Harri777 - AltLd - Aug/10 with Chiz
Mikelo - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with adam
very good top pitch. recon the crux is about 4b tho
adam06 - AltLd - 05/Jun/10 with mike weaver
demarcation86 - AltLd O/S - May/10 with Paul
Liam FLeming - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with karen dalzell
Storm Hunter - Lead O/S - Jul/09
Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/09
Hidden - AltLd - May/09
James Oakes - AltLd O/S - Feb/09 with Phil Oakes, Andy Dickerson, Josh Dickerson, Andy Lawrence, Bill Lawrence
What fun! In big boots and rucksacks. Chasm pitch was a bit cheeky, but nothing compared to the Vertical Vice! One word - desperate! Had to remove rucksack and suspend from 16ft sling on a couple of occasions on that pitch. I've done HVS's with easier cruxes!
Cardi - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Ollie R
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Jun/08
Simon Hodgson - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Lizzie Pinard
(Shoe-less) Pitch to link Alpha & Lots Wife.
Abseiled down chasm and top pitches as decent.
Alex Thompson - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Jane Terry
Adam Booth - AltLd O/S - 05/Jan/08 with Ed Booth, Roel, Tim Evans
Hidden - Lead - 2008
Led pitches 3, 5 and 7 - Hardest VD I've led anything on. The vertical vice's jaws want to hang on to any poor sod entering them! The finishing Y shaped crack(s) seemed a bit stiff for a VD as well. The climb is total quality and certainly worth the hike in.
PanzerHanzler - AltLd - 09/Oct/07 with David Rafe
Ste coudn't get up the vertical vice before the sun went down(!), so we bailed over the fallen chockstone.
Calder - AltLd dnf - 25/Aug/07 with Ste
stemill - AltLd dnf - 25/Aug/07 with Graham
A Great fun climb in the wet. Rhys enjoyed the subterranean exit
John HW - AltLd - 10/Aug/07 with Rhys HW, Cath
Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/07
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07
A great day out with Bill, Dennis and Clive
ebastock - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with John Beddard
Led both chimney pitches. Not very easy in the wet - more like HS than Vdiff
bendurance - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with JC
Keith Jones - AltLd - 04/May/07 with ali, David
tobydunford - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/07
fran04 - AltLd - 2007
Diggler - AltLd O/S - 2007
Dom Whillans - 2007
wirralclimber1984 - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/06 with jerry and rich
matthias13 - AltLd - 01/Dec/06 with Kevin Charleston & Jerry Lewis
Mike Roach - 2nd dog - Aug/06 with Laurence Hicks
mikelaing - 2006
Big boots, in the wet
Tim W - AltLd O/S - 12/Nov/05 with Paddy
Led 2 & 4. Mike had a hold break off in chimney.
KeithW - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/05 with Mike Nuttall
Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/05
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/05
Hidden - Lead - 29/May/05
Perfect route for a wet day. Full on rebirth struggle!
Darragh - 2005 with Mark
Hidden - Lead - 24/May/04
Little B - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/03 with Jane
Tom M Williams - 2nd O/S - Jul/03 with Andy Davies
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/01
jmr - AltLd - 23/Jul/00 with Paul Greenhow
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2000
Interesting? move through the vice.
BenTiffin - Lead - Sep/98 with Kate Wheatcroft, Rachel Yeates
sixties - AltLd - 14/May/98 with hrd
Hidden - AltLd - 26/Jul/95
Iain Thow - Solo - 06/May/95
stokienomad - Lead - 12/Jun/94
Hidden - AltLd - 16/Sep/93
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/92
JohnHutch - AltLd - 23/Jul/91 with SA
nigehughes - AltLd - Jun/90 with Scooter Beresford
Ched - Lead O/S - 1990 with Glyn
Raggar - AltLd - 1990 with Jon B
Hidden - 1987
Ian Archer - Lead - 01/Apr/86 with Neil Watson
wynaptomos - Solo - Jun/85
Simon2005 - Lead O/S - Apr/85 with Jude
mikej - AltLd - 23/Oct/82 with Geoff Williams