Did it again this time in the day time
... Lead first and second pitches this time...
Fantastic often over looked climb.... clubmanpete - AltLd - 22/Jul/14 with surf1nal-kern0w
Pete did first pitch
surf1nal-kern0w - AltLd - 21/Jul/14
ran pitches together. alison p1&2, me p2&3. g e arless section only short and on good holds.
pebbles - AltLd - 19/Jul/14 with alison cairns
Lead pitch 1 and Alan lead pitch 2 of anvil chorus then I lead pitch 4 and 5 as one of this climb.
All this was done at the dead of night with the trusty head touches..... well worth doing fantastic adventure!!!
clubmanpete - AltLd - 10/Jul/14 with surf1nal-kern0w
Pete lead after dog lead anvil chorus - fair play. Now dark!
surf1nal-kern0w - 2nd - 10/Jul/14
peter.ravenscroft27 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Tim Exley
P2, 3, 4 & 5. Lovely climb. Didn't place much gear for the last 2 pitches, as didn't use the last belay because there were 3 of us. Felt more like HVS as a result.
OliverRoss - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Angus Taylor, Robert Kunzman
P1, then seconded the rest, tough last couple of pitch, committing move out onto the crimps from under the overhang on the last pitch, exciting climb!
Angus Taylor - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Oliver Ross
HIGHTOWER - AltLd O/S - 13/May/14 with Paul Millen
Windy! Route is a little polished.
andybrown114 - Lead - 05/May/14 with RNRMMC
Hidden - AltLd rpt - 03/May/14
led pitches 1 and 2 (in 1 pitch)
dbrooks - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Gideon
gidmord - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with dbrooks
I led P1 and 2as one and Matt combined 3 and 4. A nice varied climb, but the '4a' P1 contained the crux - a massively awkward mantel / grovel / bellyflop move just before the belay. The 'awkward move on P3 never really materialised and overall a good climb at a solid VS
Julian Lane - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Matt Box
Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Julian
I led P1 and 4/5. Reasonable, but nothing outstanding.
Dan Lane - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Simon Coldrick
First half of Anvil Chorus as the bottom of Venusberg was wet.
jhb0510 - 2nd rpt - 12/Apr/14 with Luke Randall
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/14
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Apr/14
The first pitch was really wet, so did the bottom part of Anvil Chorus to get to the traverse.
jhb0510 - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/14 with Min, Ana Ramos
Some bold moves for me and the wind near the top added an extra element. Nice mix of moves and an enjoyable climb
penguinpete - 2nd - 21/Mar/14 with Ian
Wind, rain and cold. What more could you ask for? Good route with lots of variety.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/14 with Pete
I lead pitches 1 and 3
manbat - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/14 with neil stubbs
I led p2 and p4, found the mantel style move on p2 quite tough.
neilstubbs - AltLd O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Matt George
P3,4&5 strung together.
Jack J Keogan - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Milton Wakefield
miltonwakefield - AltLd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with jack keo
Hidden - 2014
Started raining and getting very windy on pitch 3 so down climbed and got out of there!
Joel Perkin - Lead dnf - 31/Dec/13 with Chris Cottle, Jamo Walker
Jamo Walker - 2nd dnf - 31/Dec/13 with Chris Cottle, Joel perkins
Great climb with what looks to be a great finish. Did not finish due to hard rain and wind coming in forcing us to back off.
chris.cottle20 - 2nd dnf - 31/Dec/13
The guidebooks version this time, not Des'!
jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Mike Weare
Years ago I was told this was too hard for me(!). It's a piece of piss really
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Roy Thomas
Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/13
dkd - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Al
Quality route. I did the left-hand variation (corner all the way) in P2, and did P3+4 in one go. The top move in the first pitch is not 4a, as described in the definitive guidebook (2000), but more like 4c.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Ian S
SteveM - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with Kat
P1, P4(main pitch) So glad I didn't let the guidebook warnings of hard moves, small protection and a runout put me off - would have missed out on a great climb, with none of the scariness that is suggested by its description...
kitkat78 - AltLd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with SteveM
On Des' suggestion (He is a legend after all!) we climbed the bottom 3 pitches of Anvil Chorus and the top 2 of Venusberg, it was lovely!
jhb0510 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Des Hannigan, Mike Weare
csd23 - 2nd O/S - Aug/13 with Tim Miller, Richard Dodds
AndyF - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Ian G
Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 11/Jul/13 with David
Good. I led p2, 4&5.
Binder - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Yvonne S
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/13
Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jun/13
Ashley Hold - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Graham Hadaway
redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Ashley Hold
Only had time for P1 and P2. Lead in one pitch.
Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Louise Hall
Only time for P1+2
Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/13 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons
Me first and second pitch, Shaun 3 and 4. Worked fine on doubles.
ewanthomson - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Shaun McCance
Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/13
Maywood96 - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Caspar Mckeever
Dave192939 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Charlotte Jankowski
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Beth Frampton
Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/13
neiloutdoors - 2nd - 04/May/13
tracyclimber - Lead - 04/May/13 with neiloutdoors
Followed Duncan all the way up - really enjoyed the climb, but glad I wasn't leading!
DaveGarrity - 2nd O/S - 03/May/13 with Duncan Turner
Duncan Turner - Lead - 03/May/13
Climbed as 2 pitches - Nick lead 1&2 and I lead 4&5 - seems to make more sense to do it this way - great Bosi climbing
SurferStan - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/13 with Nick Donahue
nickdonohue - AltLd - 12/Apr/13 with Chris Stanyon
will moy - Lead - 09/Apr/13 with sophie
cem - AltLd rpt - 30/Mar/13 with Kirill Spiridonov
Kirill - AltLd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Charles Moreton
IzzyWhite - 2nd β - 28/Mar/13
Only led Pitch 1, where i "performed" possibly the worst and most ridiculous mantle ever! Great route, esp last pitch or 2.
Skip - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Cheese Monkey
Awesome, really enjoyable climb. Some tricky moves on each pitch. Led p2-5
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Skip
Mark Kemball - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Solly Kemball Dorey
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12
I led pitch 1. Previously seconded Joby .
alice fuller - AltLd - 19/Sep/12 with kafoozalem
Traversed to far left and missed the crux on my pitch, convoluted route
Blue68 - AltLd - 14/Sep/12 with Alan Mountford
hotfeet - AltLd - 14/Sep/12 with Mark MacDonald
Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12 with mum
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Wendo, liv_the_div
mjeffery - AltLd O/S - 04/Jul/12 with Rob
Stewart Armstrong - AltLd - 03/Jun/12 with Steve Westwood
arandall - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Liz, Wendy Matthews
Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Liz, arandall
MD - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Jo
Happy Wanderer - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Mike D
Lizzie Randall - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Wendy, Alex
jakenichol - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Martin Cathrow
Led pp 3 + 4 as 1
Chris Manasseh - AltLd - 04/May/12 with Jonah Jones
Hidden - AltLd dnf - 07/Apr/12
stevepotter - AltLd - 06/Apr/12 with Dave P
I lead pitch 1 and 2 combined, Steven lead 4 and 5 combined. Enjoyed seconding the top pitches which were nicely exposed.
dprctr - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Steven ODL
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Scottish Andy
jess - AltLd O/S - Apr/12 with martin
Steve27 - AltLd - 10/Mar/12 with Ewan Gilmour
gilmourheid - AltLd - 10/Mar/12 with Steve27
Robin Head - AltLd - 03/Mar/12
felt like i should have really enjoyed this climb, but i really didn't. now anvil chorus next door however . . .
jag - AltLd - 2012 with steveo
2602steve - 2012
janegallwey - Lead - 2012
Hidden - AltLd - 01/Dec/11
timmsy - AltLd - 01/Dec/11 with David_Gledson
Slick - AltLd - 08/Oct/11 with Isabel Evans
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Oct/11
Hidden - Lead - 11/Sep/11
Country_Boy - 2nd RP - 10/Sep/11 with Stu Bradbury
great climbing from start to finish, last belay stance is cramped if in a 3.
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with darren and becky
Danny Bags - Lead - 03/Sep/11
Led P1+2 together
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11
p3 and 4
CRiddiford - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Mark
Really good route. Climbed as two pitches. I led 1 & 2 together and Mark did the top 2. Followed the guidebook recommendation to climb the corner of pitch 2 from the start instead of back and footing up behind the pedestal and gave some good climbing.
andybenham - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Mark Sharples
mark sharples - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Andy Benham
Great contrasting route. Did it in 4 pitches, me 1 and 4, Al 2 and the 'bold' third pitch. Couldn't haul myself and the tonne of gear up the mantel so heel-hooked instead. Al did a good job on his pitches. Loved the move around the roof on P4, and the juggy moves up the black vein. Also sustained torque nut injury.
embob - AltLd - 21/Aug/11 with Alex
Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd - 14/Aug/11
Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/11 with Graham Charman
Graham C - AltLd O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Marti
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/11
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/11
riddle - AltLd O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Yasmina
manbat - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Graham, Zach Lawlor
will_benfold - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Aileen, Miles
Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/11
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/11
lead 1st, & traverse along grass cornice!!!!!
benlawlor85 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11
Ok route, bit disjointed.
jezb1 - AltLd - 01/Jun/11
chris687 - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/11 with jez brown
ben bowry - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Matthew Murphy
DOVEY - AltLd - 23/May/11 with Adum, Andrew
chris ebbutt - AltLd - 01/May/11 with Dave R.
Ant Man Bee - AltLd O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Charles Mason
Okecroak - AltLd - 30/Apr/11
Dave89 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Laura
leerybunny - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Stan
djking1983 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/11 with Jack Hodgson, Steve Knaggs
Not a good start to my new partnership with AP, was unable to do the mantleshelf on p1 so AP led. Managed to redeem myself somewhat by leading p2&4
Pete Nugent - AltLd - 03/Apr/11 with Andy Peasgood
chrisallan - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11
zach.stone - 02/Apr/11 with Chris Allen
fantastic route get on it loads of great moves and situation good holds on the run out bit
minexplorer - Lead - 25/Mar/11 with grant newcombe
misterb - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/11 with wain
Justin T - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11
cornishmackem - 2011
Steve Woollard - AltLd - 13/Nov/10 with Kevin Colclough
led 2nd and 4th pitches
Haytor_Haggis - AltLd - 13/Nov/10 with Steve Woollard
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Oct/10
Led crux pitch
mick1jones - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Mike Guttridge
Hidden - AltLd - 18/Sep/10
Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Chris Tan
Elaine Budden - AltLd - 18/Aug/10 with tom bunn
Seems unworthy climbing next to Anvil Chorus. Feels a bit pointless.
El3ctroFuzz - AltLd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with Elaine Budden
Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/10
Hidden - AltLd - 29/Jul/10
Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Jeremy
Em66 - AltLd - 16/Jun/10 with Mat
bigbobbyking - Lead dog - 12/Jun/10 with Iona Naismith
d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Sarah Joyce
wilchivs - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Liv Pearson
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/10
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/10
Craig Geddes - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Ellie Ames
Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/10
Started on Little brown Jug but traveresed too far
saundera - AltLd - Apr/10 with Zaheer
Hidden - 2010
brianrunner - AltLd - 2010 with martina
Jess Christley - Lead - 31/Oct/09 with Marc Scholz
Such an effort to lift my weary ass up from my sunbathing position at the bottom of the route. Seems I was so weary I missed the traverse into the corner on the last pitch :-s
nickstephens - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Peter Jones
Lead this after going to far right on Clob - oops. The top section on with the black veined rock is fun, otherwise so-so
Mark_RMC - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Michelle
petegruf - AltLd O/S - 15/Jul/09 with capn bob
Roger Cruse - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/09 with Kris
midnightsparks - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Tim Holloway
matsavage - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/09
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/May/09
brian watson - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with scott titt
timreynolds - AltLd - 02/May/09
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/09
Hidden - AltLd - 06/Apr/09
Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Ed Hill
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/08
Hidden - AltLd - 05/Sep/08
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Magnus
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/08
Hidden - Lead - Jun/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/08
Hidden - AltLd - 30/May/08
Steerpike - 2nd O/S - 27/May/08 with Bruce
tobydunford - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Lisa Paling
lisapaling - 2nd β - 11/May/08 with Toby Dunford
Climbed in two pitches by running them together. I led first pitch.
r@bag - AltLd O/S - 09/May/08 with Dom Sellars
Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 09/May/08 with Laurence Davis
Hot and sweaty!
mikehenesy - AltLd O/S - 04/May/08 with Chris Lodge
Alan sandbagged himself this year (if only we had a memory between the 2 of us we might have picked a different route in the wind and rain of easter 20008)
Stick - 2nd rpt - Apr/08 with Fat Al
beckycoles - Sep/07
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Clare
sandbagged myself 100% Clob just looked boring so just went up the blackline to the left, scary but had good brain games
Stick - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Fat Al
Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/07
Hidden - Lead - 27/Jan/07
Ian Jones - 2007
Hidden - AltLd - 2007
Hidden - 2007
Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/06
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/06 with crossdressingrodney
Led pitch 1 and 3. Found the crux a little lacking in pro. Considered the delicate mantle but opted for a belly flop instead.
crossdressingrodney - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/06 with alex malins, victim of mathematics
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/06
Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/06
Linked the last two pitches, following the black vein. Far more natural line.
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 13/May/06 with Jo Burke and Sarah Bough
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/May/06
Sarah Bough - 2nd O/S - 13/May/06 with Adam Thomas, Jo Burke
bob3141 - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Jesse Dufton
Jesse Dufton - Lead - 16/Apr/06 with bob3141
Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 2006 with Tim
wojt - Lead - 2006
Different Steve - Lead - Aug/05 with Caroline Goldsworthy
Andy2 - 2005
John Kettle - AltLd - 2005
Hidden - AltLd - 08/Jun/04
Lev - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/04 with Claire Durant
Hidden - AltLd - 2004
John linked P1 & 2. I did P3, tentatively, as I struggled to find encouraging gear.
Siderunner - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/03 with John E
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Apr/03
Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/03
Hidden - 2nd - 09/Feb/03
andy_pemberton - Lead - Jan/03 with Katharine Pemberton
William Robertson - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Dave Mutch
Hidden - Lead - 01/Aug/02
Hidden - AltLd O/S - Mar/02
Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/01
Hidden - AltLd - Jun/01
Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/00
paddymitton - Lead - Jun/00
stuart100 - Lead O/S - 22/May/00 with Claire Graham
timreynolds - AltLd - 29/Apr/00
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000
VPJB - 2000
Hidden - AltLd - 25/Sep/99
cem - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/99 with Gordon Carder
Hidden - 12/Oct/97
cornishben - Lead O/S - Jan/97 with Andy Connor
belay bunny turned bad - 1997
I think both pitch 1 & 2 are way above 4a. More like 4c. This is an excellent sustained route, worth ***.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/96 with Debbie Wilkinson
pezzerrr - AltLd O/S - Jul/95
underrated route. the belay boulder worth a star on it's own.
colin milton - AltLd - 16/Oct/94 with eric milton
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/93
keefe - 1989
RichardMc - Lead - 30/Mar/86 with Steve Gould
Richard Weller - AltLd - 05/May/84 with Ant Osborne
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 12/Oct/80 with John Walmsley
mark-abz - Lead - 09/Mar/80 with ?
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1979 with Dinnae ken
David Smith - 1979
jmr - AltLd - Oct/77 with Tim Murray
Nigel Bond - Lead - 13/Apr/77 with Tony Cuddy
Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/May/75 with Jonathan Lagoe
Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 31/Mar/75 with Mick Papworth