Rockfax Description
12m. The steep widening crack in the left-hand section of the wall is approached via a short slab and followed pleasantly. © Rockfax

Simnel 01/Nov Lead
with Natalia
Hidden 14/Oct Solo
spiderz 02/Oct Lead O/S

First lead!

Rebecca L Collins 02/Oct -
Benjamin Muis 13/Sep Lead
yehti 05/Sep 2nd
with Peter Young
westleas 23/Aug Lead O/S
kdblondie 23/Aug 2nd
with John Armstrong
spenser 20/Aug Lead rpt
with Gareth Dunn, Claire, Maria Stanley
mackem9 20/Aug 2nd
with spenser
markedmediahouse 05/Aug Lead rpt
with Ian Porter
leerodgers84 03/Aug Lead O/S
with Joe
rodge 03/Aug 2nd O/S
PanzerHanzler 31/Jul Lead O/S
with Beardless Martin, Lynn R
Simnel 19/Jul Lead
with Ian
IanHope 19/Jul 2nd rpt
with John Haxton, John L
andybirtwistle 01/Jul Solo
ClimbingGlen 27/Jun Lead rpt
with Anna
fifth 23/Jun Lead O/S
with Polly
Hidden 14/Jun Lead
JSI 08/Jun Lead
mishabruml 07/Jun Lead O/S

Quite polished and slippy where you'd really rather it wasn't, which made this feel stiff for a VDiff on a very windy day! Fun though

with Lise
tomhull 20/May Solo O/S
with Stephen Cumberland, dave thornley
ajt68 19/Apr Lead O/S
with Amaury Dehecq
dannyboy83 07/Apr Solo O/S
with Lena
potnoodle13 04/Jan Lead O/S
beagle-ears 04/Jan 2nd
jev 09/Nov/14 Solo rpt
with HWUMC
mike25350 09/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Simnel 02/Nov/14 TR
with Beccy
tobydunford 30/Oct/14 Solo
with Kirsty Kerr
Hidden 11/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Russell Lovett 13/Sep/14 Solo rpt
with Daisy the dog, Molly the dog and Maggie the dog.
Hidden ?/Sep/14 TR O/S
D.Russell 30/Aug/14 Solo O/S
with Adam
RossCallender 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
markedmediahouse ?/Aug/14 2nd
with Ian Porter
TizzyA 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Jude
Jude 12/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with TizzyA
Hidden 06/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
ClimbingGlen 29/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Susan Pinkney, Ana Piris, Teresa Torrents
Hidden 27/Jun/14 Solo O/S
rgd1977 24/Jun/14 Lead rpt
landy813 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S
andrew sandercock 21/Jun/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Jun/14 2nd β
Hidden 15/Jun/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 07/Jun/14 TR O/S
ClimbingGlen 18/May/14 Lead rpt
with Ana Piris, Teresa Torrents
RocKalina 17/May/14 -
with Nora
Hidden 12/May/14 Lead
ClimbingGlen 05/May/14 Lead rpt
Agnieszka 05/May/14 2nd O/S
with Glen
stub1990 03/May/14 Lead
Hidden 03/May/14 2nd rpt
Anthony1 21/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with John L
philm_uk 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Simnel 21/Apr/14 2nd
with Tony S
katyhope 20/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with IanHope
IanHope 20/Apr/14 2nd rpt
ClimbingGlen 05/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Susan Pinkney, Teresa Torrents
MagentaSue 05/Apr/14 -
with Teresa Torrents, Glen Dickson
crombie 03/Apr/14 Lead
with Lee
Hidden 13/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 09/Mar/14 2nd
Simnel 09/Mar/14 Lead
with steve r, Tim
Klingon 01/Mar/14 Solo
Adamski1986 02/Feb/14 Lead
stub1990 02/Feb/14 2nd rpt

climb number two of the day, set me up with confidence to go back to russet groove and lead

Klingon 06/Dec/13 Solo
Klingon 01/Dec/13 Solo
Hidden ?/Dec/13 Lead
bshill 30/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Klingon 06/Nov/13 Solo
Hidden 04/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Nov/13 Lead β
Klingon 29/Oct/13 Solo
Klingon 08/Oct/13 Solo
lcullum7 05/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Klingon 28/Sep/13 Solo
IanHope 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Tim
Klingon 22/Sep/13 Solo
Alpenglow 21/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Paul
adamsandy1 20/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Klingon 14/Sep/13 Lead
spenser 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Klingon 22/Aug/13 Solo
Simnel 18/Aug/13 2nd
with Andy H
Andysomething 13/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Peter McGarry
IanHope 11/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Simnel 11/Aug/13 TR
katyhope 11/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with IanHope
cpforbes 10/Aug/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd O/S
FraserMcClennan 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Lee Wilson 10/Aug/13 Lead
Simnel 21/Jul/13 Lead
with Hannah L
Dav va 20/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 19/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Simnel 16/Jul/13 Lead
ewan i 09/Jul/13 -
The Big Sender 05/Jul/13 Solo O/S
Roberttaylor 05/Jul/13 Solo O/S
with Tom e
warrygallace ?/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Daniel Sutherland 30/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Liam
Jester79 30/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/13 Lead
ClimbingGlen 19/May/13 Lead O/S

Nice climb, if not for wet cavey bits. Lovely bold swing out from cave.

with Teresa Torrents, David Gillen
KevB 16/May/13 2nd
with Carl Sunley
David Bird 06/May/13 Lead O/S

First outdoor climb of the year. Dry and warm

with AliB
Simnel 05/May/13 2nd
IanHope 05/May/13 2nd rpt
katyhope 05/May/13 Lead rpt
with IanHope
sarah hawker 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with bob
el diablo 04/May/13 2nd
with Ali Callum
Hidden 27/Apr/13 2nd
Andy DB 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Luke G
Matt Dolan 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Jessica Priestley
Hidden 02/Mar/13 Solo
joscott ?/Mar/13 Lead
with ben hope
SomeClimbingGuy ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
Katherine Ross 09/Jan/13 Lead O/S

Felt far too hard for a VDiff warmup! Nice enough route, though.

with Daniel Tait
Liam Ingram 09/Jan/13 Solo O/S
cpforbes ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Simnel ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
tmawer 01/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Jaime Robertson
Madden 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S

That were fun that.

with Connall Brown
echo290 ?/Oct/12 Lead
R0bbie 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with James Franklin
franksnb 08/Sep/12 2nd
with robbie
Mark Bull 02/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Gillian
kennyne9 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Gillian Newman
Scrabble 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
TheNorthDwarf 17/Aug/12 Lead O/S
watson.b 30/Jun/12 2nd
with rich
Richard Fletcher 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
dakidunn 23/Jun/12 Lead
with Jon Punshon
JessicaBell 10/Jun/12 TR O/S
with Nicola Benton, Graham Hadaway
Mark Bull 05/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Simon
wnlwy 04/Jun/12 Lead
tlmarjot 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Anna Wilding
keith hal 28/May/12 Lead O/S
with Iain Mckenzie
AvaWilsonHope 26/May/12 TR O/S
IanHope 26/May/12 2nd O/S
katyhope 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with IanHope
65m moderate millington 20/May/12 2nd O/S
jason 06/May/12 Solo
with moose ridd, mike
redshapedfriday 05/May/12 2nd O/S
with simon, gary
joe king 01/May/12 Lead O/S
with Rose, James Moore
Mark Collins 22/Apr/12 Solo O/S
d1griffiths 15/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Felt Severe.

with Veronika
dc88104 04/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Simnel 11/Mar/12 2nd
katyhope 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with John L
Klingon 11/Feb/12 Lead
with Nimble
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo
Hidden 14/Jan/12 Solo
katyhope 06/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with IanHope
IanHope 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Sofiabaer 16/Oct/11 Lead
crombie 03/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Sheltered in the crack but a howlin' gale at the top

with Lee
Hidden 03/Oct/11 2nd O/S
catjm 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Solo
JLS 24/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Jacqui
craig cameron 20/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/11 Solo
Simnel 04/Sep/11 2nd
with Tony S
Anthony1 04/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with John L
samoliver01 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Craig Holden ?/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Aug/11 Lead O/S
dakidunn 29/Aug/11 2nd
malteserEd ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
samt ?/Aug/11 Solo
Hidden 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
dakidunn 30/Jul/11 -
with William Linn
Drew(yes im magic) 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Brad Woodlands
Neil Anderson from Hilton 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tracey K
andybirtwistle 13/Jul/11 Solo
dakidunn 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/11 2nd
melonmike 15/Jun/11 Solo O/S
with Will Gann, sarah h, Hannah Newcombe, Laura Evans, kate, Mat, Fran Pickerill, Nick, Emily Bond, Jack Metcalfe
Bob1984 25/May/11 Lead O/S
with Ric Procter
georgedunton 14/May/11 Solo O/S
Tom Folley 14/May/11 TR
greg_strong 14/May/11 TR
Hidden 05/May/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
dakidunn 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kat Magee, Gary Kempster
mwicks1968 16/Apr/11 Lead
JP78 16/Apr/11 2nd
Simnel 09/Apr/11 Lead
with Alan
Simnel 09/Apr/11 2nd

Alan learning to lead on my previous gear

with Alan
djbeaumont 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with kerry
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Richard Gage
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
spragglerocks 28/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mike
odox 27/Mar/11 Solo
Hidden 22/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Mar/11 Lead
pmordue ??/2011 -
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
samoliver01 ??/2011 -
lisafer ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Solo O/S
backpack ??/2011 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2011 Lead
APRS 24/Oct/10 Lead
with Halla
ferdia 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
jonnie3430 02/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Andru, Venla
THardSevere 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

thanks for getting my cam unstuck Nick

with fiona
Snap 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Minka
joeydurkin 21/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/10 Solo
Simnel 07/Aug/10 2nd
with Alan, Hannah L, Tony S
Anthony1 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Alan, Hannah L, John L
Richard Alderton 31/Jul/10 2nd
with Ellie
EllieWoods 31/Jul/10 Lead
with Rich
akhutton88 21/Jul/10 Lead
jameslord 06/Jul/10 2nd
with chris
NaomiHart 30/Jun/10 Solo
stukent 17/Jun/10 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/10 2nd
jonny5 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Alix Blockley
BelleVedere 23/May/10 Lead

So not my kind of climb, which is why despite many visits to Bowden i have manged to avoid until now. sticking to the right hand crack was proving a bit elvis- so i must admit i used the left hand crack as well. Steep at the bottom, squirmy at the top. You could proably get by using the stuck gear alone :)

Hidden 23/May/10 2nd
Hidden 21/May/10 2nd O/S
schultz 18/May/10 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/May/10 2nd O/S
Klingon 08/May/10 Lead
with Phil & Lucy
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Colin Matheson 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Ross and Kay
steven703 17/Apr/10 Lead
beckybray1 16/Apr/10 2nd
rgd1977 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
y2keable 16/Apr/10 2nd rpt
y2keable 16/Apr/10 2nd rpt
JdotP 27/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Luke Dangerfield
David Bulley 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S


Hidden 23/Feb/10 2nd O/S
holly138 23/Feb/10 Lead O/S
gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
carlh ??/2010 -
danjw ??/2010 -
JdotP 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Liyen Nhuyen
krasavenko 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead
schultz 13/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Naomi Walz, Andy Mitchell
Jamie Johnston 11/Oct/09 2nd
fall-line 11/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Mark Hammonds, Jamie Johnston
markhammonds 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Jamie Johnston, Donald Slater
Thoms6974 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Ross
Ross Young 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
radioshed 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
qboyd 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with David
Hidden 27/Aug/09 Solo
brayg01 19/Aug/09 2nd rpt
CharlieMack 16/Aug/09 Solo rpt
with Stephen Fey
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead
CharlieMack 02/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Solo O/S
tom heaney ?/Aug/09 Lead
andybroadway 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
serenam 25/Jul/09 2nd
dj_brigham05 19/Jul/09 Solo O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/09 Solo
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Solo
KragKing ?/Jul/09 Lead
odox 28/Jun/09 Solo

This is actually a lot more fun than it looks!

reubensampson 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Justyna Gemzala
niallk 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Roch 07/Jun/09 Lead
with MRT
Colin Matheson 27/May/09 2nd
with Dave NMC and Ross
AndrewShanks 27/May/09 Lead O/S
CalumC 20/May/09 Solo O/S
sneaks 12/May/09 Lead O/S
with Thomas
Trevera 02/May/09 Lead
with Pawel Dawidsziuk
alexp 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jbrowell
jonny taylor 05/Apr/09 2nd
with James B
barney800 ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Stepping out of the crack is bold, but protection is good.

Rose2 ?/Apr/09 Lead β
with Cupcake
chripstine 22/Mar/09 Lead
sneaks 05/Mar/09 Solo O/S
Andy Moles 28/Jan/09 Solo O/S
with -
thompson1000 ??/2009 Lead
j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 2nd O/S
Simnel ??/2009 Lead
with Andy T
folksi ??/2009 -
daWalt 06/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with Colm, Sam
Andysomething 16/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with Mark Binney
Matt Bill Platypus 24/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Lisa Welford
dan.hobley 11/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Mark N
stato ?/Oct/08 Solo β
Ian Jones 30/Aug/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/08 Lead O/S
groovypiper 04/Jul/08 -
with Nial
pocketsarah 29/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with kris
John Haxon 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Very first lead!

with Nancy Kniveton
Hidden 25/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 09/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Sam W 25/May/08 Lead
with Nina Jenkinson
Taity 25/May/08 TR RP
with Paul Kirkpatrick
chris_r 24/May/08 Lead O/S
andymoin 20/May/08 2nd O/S

Really nice.

with Wallace, telford
heather.deane 18/May/08 2nd O/S
with Stuart
Mountain Llama 18/May/08 2nd
with Alan
Hidden 08/May/08 Lead O/S
tim402 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with tommy
jonny taylor 20/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Chris S
Hidden 19/Jan/08 2nd
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Ken Applegate ??/2008 -
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
Ben101 ??/2008 -
MarkDavies36 ??/2008 -
Claire S-J ?/Nov/07 Lead
camjberry ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Nevard
Hidden 13/Sep/07 2nd
ed woods 02/Sep/07 Lead
with Adam
abbeywall 01/Sep/07 Lead
jaybob ?/Sep/07 AltLd
with ally
Colin Matheson 16/Aug/07 2nd

First time trying double ropes.

with Lewis Matheson
Daniel Sutherland 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Lindsay
AlistairB 17/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Don't remember much about this at all unfortunately, in fact I don't really remember the names of any of the other routes we lead at Bowden in the 3 days we spent there.

with Rory
Hidden 15/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 20/Jun/07 Lead dnf
mhairi thorburn 16/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with pocket sarah
elegant cheddar 11/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with adam hughes
akhughes 11/Jun/07 2nd
Hidden 30/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/07 2nd O/S
beegsyboy 26/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Sandy
Hidden 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
saph 08/Apr/07 2nd dnf

Far too windy, lost my nerve

with Murph and Bird
y2keable 08/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with saph
LittleLuka ?/Apr/07 -
with Clarabelle
Laura Hamlet 03/Mar/07 Solo
with Birty,Jamie, Andy
Hidden 03/Feb/07 Lead
jonny taylor 03/Feb/07 2nd
with Flicka
liam humble ??/2007 -
rich13 ??/2007 Lead O/S
LHumble ??/2007 Lead O/S
with K.M
Hidden 17/Dec/06 Lead O/S
MDowson 09/Dec/06 Lead

good fun. stepping boldly out of the chimney at the top is very enjoyable

with jim stanton
jimstanton ?/Nov/06 2nd
with MDowson
MDowson 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with jon cannon
saph 21/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Murph and Graeme H
Hidden 30/Jul/06 Lead
Sam Judson 15/Jul/06 Lead rpt
with Caroline Judson
Hidden 11/Jul/06 Lead O/S
saph 02/Jul/06 Lead RP
with Murph, Guru
Murph 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S

good climb smooth and enjoyable

with Saph
y2keable 02/Jul/06 2nd

Don't get sucked into the chimney.

Hidden 11/Jun/06 2nd β
Hidden 11/Jun/06 Lead O/S
bawjaws 24/Apr/06 Lead O/S

First lead. Yay me!

with Peter Pan
jdgaventa ?/Apr/06 Lead
Roch 14/Jan/06 2nd
barney_edin 02/Oct/05 Lead
Dane 14/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Sam Judson 10/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Caroline Judson
whispering nic ?/Apr/05 Solo
Colin Matheson ?/Dec/04 Lead
with Charlie Fisher
Colin Matheson ?/Dec/04 2nd
with G Macdonald
Stuart Macfarlane 21/Aug/04 2nd
with Jenny
Hidden 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2004 2nd O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 23/Aug/03 2nd
with Laura
betamonkey ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Stuart Macfarlane 18/Apr/03 2nd
with Mhairi
Stuart Macfarlane 09/Nov/02 Lead O/S
with Roddy
Roget 18/Aug/02 Solo O/S
Antoine1 06/Aug/00 Lead
with Reg
Antoine1 16/Jul/00 Solo
JiveWeasel 24/Apr/00 Lead
Hidden ?/Feb/00 Solo
Trobbo 31/Mar/98 Solo
John Pickles ??/1998 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
Marti999 ??/1993 AltLd
kato'sdad ??/1992 Solo
Willi Crater ??/1992 -
steviewindsurf ??/1988 -
steve taylor ?/Dec/85 2nd
with judith
Steve Crowe 13/Mar/83 Solo O/S
auldscotal ??/1983 Lead O/S
with ?
telemark ??/1980 Solo
Hidden ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
JudithE 08/Aug/73 -

JME led

with Richard Brecknell Dowsett, Martin Ellis
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