|Climber||Date||Style||Notes & Partners|
|Dafydd Llywelyn||10/Sep||Lead G/U|
Nice,almost a sport route though, only needs a couple of wires.
|Wendy Watthews||29/Aug||2nd dog||
Foot slipped moving right from the first bolt
Fantastic route in its lower sections, shame it isn't more sustained. Crux was one of the hardest moves I've done on slate so far, pretty happy to have onsighted this route! Developing a love for Vivian Quarry.
|Julie Carroll||30/Jul||2nd O/S||
|harold walmsley||21/Jul||Lead O/S||
One short hard bit
|jacob shieldhouse hadley||15/Jul||Lead O/S|
Dona Ismaili, Libby Passey
Fell off the traverse twice then pushed harder and caught the hold. Finished direct.
|jacob shieldhouse hadley||26/May||Lead O/S||
Amazing route didn't use any gear. Soft for E2 considering there is gear between the bolts.
A great route. Only hard at traverse right near start. Then just steady and enjoyable. Really nice as my first lead on llanberis slate.
|James Beaumont||14/Mar||Lead O/S|
|Paul Collins||?/Mar||Lead O/S||
|dobby 200||02/Dec/14||Lead O/S|
|scott quinn||26/Sep/14||Lead O/S||
Really cool crux moves but after that its too easy, doesn't "flow"
Basically a sport climb, and only one worthwhile move.
|Somerset swede basher||03/Sep/14||Lead O/S||
Offshore Andy (from bamford)
|Andy Peak 1||03/Sep/14||Lead dog||
Fell of swung across and finished up the essayer top section.
Couldn't be bothered with technique so just cut loose for the crux. Only placed one wire (aside from a bomber rp2 before the first clip ;)) and did the rh finish to maximise the run out at the top for some reason.
|Andy Clarke||10/Jul/14||Lead O/S||
First route in the quarries in over two years: rather a steep learning curve had to be rapidly ascended mid crux as I frantically shifted mode from my normal gritstone smearing to slate edging! Fine technical moves.
Ian Sewell, Reece Robinson
Great, technical crux. Good moves up the crack, then across to top crack. Changes character quite dramatically above top bolt.
followed this 2 years ago, couldn't remember it really.
|Louise Hall||15/Jun/14||2nd O/S||
I'm very happy I managed to do the precarious traverse right!
Conner, Tom Macleod
Nick Prendergast, Louise Hall
|Dan Vaj||03/Jun/14||2nd dog|
|Jonny M||30/May/14||2nd O/S||
|tom jefferies||27/May/14||Lead O/S||
Fell off crux move traversing. Got it second go. Next time I will climb this clean (I think).
|Glyn Davidson||12/Apr/14||Lead O/S|
|Sol Armer||12/Apr/14||Lead rpt|
Cool route, just the one stiff section
|chris nutman||?/Nov/13||Lead dog|
YES! first clean E2. crux went better then easy to the top doesn't feel much harder that some E1's
crux is thankfully just after the first bolt! Hard move right to easier ground, poor gear.
fell on the crux a few times first E2 lead
fell at the first bolt
|HAJ Francis||?/Sep/13||Lead rpt|
|Mario Grabinski||25/Aug/13||Lead dog||
|Phil Blue||19/Aug/13||Lead O/S||
First E2 and onsighted, the hard move is very well protected and not that hard at all; though it looks it from the ground. Not sure where the E2 comes from but I am far too inexperienced to know better ;) Went direct finish as default setting
|Heather Osborne||19/Aug/13||Lead O/S||
Felt very comfortable and easy for E2, was a fun route to end the day
Craig Osborne, Rob Law
|Dan Geh||06/Aug/13||Lead rpt|
Nice and cruxy at 5c but probably soft at E2
Crux is hard but well protected!
|Jen 'Banksy' Banks||07/Jul/13||Lead rpt|
|Derek Ryden||03/Jul/13||2nd rpt||
|Dan Geh||27/Jun/13||Lead dnf||
Shut down by the bloody rain! very slippery in the wet!
|dave o||22/May/13||Lead O/S|
|Sol Armer||05/May/13||Lead O/S|
Decked with one half rope, as there was too much slack and rope may have stretched. 7m up.
Mark and I thought the crux was hard 5c, i.e. 6b+ or 6c, certainly not 6a+! Or was that due to early season weakness? Funny hybrid route, crux is fairly well protected by the bolt. The other two bolts are completely unnecessary. Didn't clip them, which made it feel more like a trad route and slightly bold on the direct finish, which is 5a/b. E1 5c overall.
Led on Ian's preplaced gear.
Had to try the crux move right at the first bolt once. Other than that it was quite straight forward.
|Happy Wanderer||05/May/13||2nd dog||
One rest and one slip off the traverse move. Direct finish at the top. Excellent route.
|Tim M||04/May/13||Lead O/S|
|Rob Pitt||19/Feb/13||Lead O/S|
Yay yay yay! 2013 outdoor routes just kicked off and there couldn't be much more pleasant a way than bathed in early spring sun at the bottom of Vivian. A stunning day.
Seemed soft for E2...but would be hard at E1.
Pre placed gear
Rob, Steve, Martin
|Jen 'Banksy' Banks||07/Sep/12||2nd O/S|
Led 19 years ago? Remembered nought!
|Kevin Robert Jones||14/Aug/12||Lead O/S|
|A Crook||14/Aug/12||Lead O/S||
Great route. Crux low down with a bolt to protect. Definitely E2 5c and not a sport clip up, one still needs to keep ones head on the run-outs, and a lob just before second bolt would be horrendous.
|Tomos Davies||14/Aug/12||Lead O/S|
5C yes, E2?
Did one move, then had to come down due to torrential rain shower. Went back in the evening and sent it first go. Not a proper onsight but close enough!
|The Green Giant||27/May/12||Lead rpt||
|Owain Llewelyn||26/May/12||Lead O/S||
Jamie Thornley, Tink
|Ollie B||02/May/12||Lead O/S||
1 Reachy move across at the first bolt, rest was good. Finished up right
pre placed gear only one silly fall
brilliant climb. crux is not reachy if you use your feet right :)
had a different head on the lead. felt E2 but i only got one other gear placement with the bolts.
Short lived but makes you think, I feel that there are too many bolts to give it a trad grade but wouldn't suggest it to a 6a leader? bold sport climbing
Soft and Safe
Bold to first bolt and then a really hard move across to get the crack and next gear, then steady away!!
|3 Names||19/Apr/12||Lead β|
|Neil Stansbie||19/Apr/12||Lead dnf|
muddled hands and feet on crux cost me the onsight, grr
|Luke Brooks||14/Mar/12||Lead rpt|
tried to go straight up after 1st bolt, ran out of holds, fell off. pulled rope, got it 2nd go. went right next go after finding a small foot edge for the crux move right, felt hard as im a shortie, and quite bold up the crack to the jug to place the next wire. great route!
one pull on runner
if you can climb 5c go for the onsight. there's really good gear right after the crux! great climb!
|rob 528||??/2012||Lead O/S|
|jason reeve||08/Nov/11||Lead β|
|Ewan Russell||19/Aug/11||Lead O/S||
Mat E, Tom Sampson
|Tom Keaveny||26/Jul/11||Lead O/S|
First slate route. Few too many bolts to feel like a trad route but nice thin moves..
cool crux move
|metal arms||02/Jul/11||Lead O/S|
|Ed morris||26/Jun/11||Lead O/S||
|Brian Rodgers||29/May/11||Lead O/S||
Never managed to get round to leading this on the road trip. Brilliant route!
Lead on Ally's gear
Excellent moves upto and past the first clip, and a lovely reachy move near the top. Good fun.
ged, John Rogers, Dave Bennet
1 fall after foot slipped, finishing off the crux
John Elcock, Leon
|terri mc||10/Apr/11||2nd dog|
|adi bryant||20/Mar/11||Lead rpt||
'First gets you cake at pete's, second bolt gets you pudding' She only got cake but deserved pudding for the effort.
|Mad Man in a Mini||19/Feb/11||TR O/S||
crux is nails...
Matt Griffiths, Olli Henson
had a spil at the crux,sorted after
slipped of adjusting my feet on the rest before the crux, so lost the onsite! got a bit lost at the top apart from that did the route clean nice route!
|Huw Cropper||27/Nov/10||Lead O/S||
love this climb
|Gareth Pritchard||17/Oct/10||2nd dog|
Fell on first attempt.
Then jumped in the pool!!
Didn't know where the route went at the time, so tried to go straight up from the bolt. Backed off, will go back.
Loverly crux moves, bit of a let down after that but still worth doing.
Clare Tanner, Kat, Ryan Walker
|Richard Kemble||31/May/10||Lead O/S|
really cool route, although i don't understand the bolts... theres natural protection instead of the first bolt and the middle bolt protects really easy moves with gear. :S
|mr mills||10/May/10||Lead rpt||
|Duncan Campbell||12/Mar/10||Lead O/S||
harder crux than anything on the dervish, but well protected. nice
|The Green Giant||07/Feb/10||Lead O/S|
|Mike Goldthorp||10/Dec/09||Lead O/S||
went quite easily
|Alex Mason||18/Oct/09||Lead O/S||
Felt almost as hard as khubla khan, but did do it in the dark so could have missed something. James and rich did nickys leap, KUDOS.
|Jonathan Spooner||?/Oct/09||Lead RP|
|chris sm||29/Jun/09||Lead O/S||
still really good but this time i was wondering about the E2 grade - is this E1? probably not if you dont know what coming. detached block about 2/3rds (thats a guess) way up discovered by my partner - beware.
got the crux all wrong!
Fairly straight forward with a well protected (bolt) crux in case the sequence doesn't working your favour.
Climbed it agn for what feels like the hundreth time!
F-ed up the only anywhere near hard move
|beci tointen||?/May/09||Lead dog||
fell off the crux coz im too short. had to jump for it!
first E2ish! found the bit at the top harder than the crux... was quite reachy!
|dan gibson||15/Apr/09||Lead rpt||
Nice and juggy after the hard move
Slate climbing at its best but more E1
Interesting crux, and seemingly pointless bolts, they're right next to gear or by easy climbing? Either way, good route!!
|Ollie Wragg||24/Feb/09||2nd O/S||
|Nick Nitro||??/2009||Lead O/S|
Couldn't work out section after crux move past bolt and up crack.
Foot slipped...should have pulled rope and lead clean.
|dan gibson||15/Jul/08||Lead O/S||
Wahey! Says E2 in the guidebook! Scary reach out across on the travers but fine if you get your feet right. Really enjoyed it!
Down-climbed - will be back
|Sgt. Vest||31/May/08||Lead rpt|
Should get a sport grade... the crux is protected by a bolt and the rest of it's a path. you get 3 bolts and you just need to place one wire between bolts 1 and 2. French 6b anyone???!!
not really an E2 as the crux is protected by a bolt
|david morse||16/Feb/08||Lead β|
how good was that! superb climbing, very good slate E2!
Awesome route, first E2 onsight. :0)
fell off the crux
Had some advice from a friendly bystander about my footwork.
|Jamie Light||08/Jul/07||Lead rpt||
|Jamie Light||25/Jun/07||Lead rpt|
|Will Hunt||24/Jun/07||TR O/S||
Cliff Shasby, Lyndsay Mackintosh & Tom Ripley also in attendance.
|Will Hunt||24/Jun/07||Lead rpt||
No extra gear, only bolts.
fell off crux on to bolt very safe deserves E1 5c i feel
|Toby Dunn||27/Apr/07||Lead O/S||
|Owen W-G||21/Apr/07||Lead O/S||
|Jamie Light||15/Apr/07||Lead rpt||
|Jamie Light||09/Apr/07||2nd O/S||
Nice climb! Seconded it because of light rain, will be back to lead it soon! Nice moves out right from the first bolt.
fell off just after first bolt, got back on and finished clean
|Luke Brooks||01/Mar/07||Lead O/S|
|zero six||??/2007||Lead O/S|
Slipped off traverse crux,thank goodness for the well place bolt. Started over Ground Up and finished it clean.
|IOAN D||??/2006||Lead O/S||
|Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing||?/Oct/05||Lead O/S||
Ok route with a suprisingly tough crux; a bit disjointed.
|Matt Rowat||11/Feb/04||Lead O/S||
|Northen Vince||26/Nov/00||Lead rpt|
|belay bunny turned bad||??/1999||-|
|Paul Boardman||??/1997||2nd O/S||
|John Southworth||24/Oct/93||Lead O/S|
some nuts are also useful
Graeme Jarvis, Ian Holmes
Claire Graham, Ian Brown
|adi bryant||??/1993||Lead O/S||
Simon Coles, Rich Lawrence
|Gary Coggon||??/1986||Lead O/S||
2nd: THE. Don't recall there being more than one bolt... Around 1986?