IMPORTANT - Currently there is an owl nesting in the cave below the roof, so please avoid the route for the time being. DBoothroyd - Lead dnf - 08/Apr/14 with Joe Mortimer
greenclimb - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/14
AshBash - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/14
hipyhop - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/14 with Mike Cheque
Hard to make the rock over onto your left foot.
PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Rhys McCallister, Bruce Woodley
Shame to not get the onsight but great route
Jonny Nick - Lead RP - 08/Mar/14
Hidden - 02/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2014
admackie - Lead - 15/Dec/13 with chris palmer
Si dH - 2nd rpt - 30/Nov/13 with Andy
bigdrew - Lead RP - 30/Nov/13 with Si
Teappleby - 2nd - 13/Nov/13 with Alex McCann
amccann - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/13
in rain, never going to end well
ashtond6 - Lead dnf - 09/Nov/13
Same sort of grade as Gehenna at Beacon Scar, feels unlikely at HVS to all but the most proficient jammers.
Matthew Ferrier - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/13 with Calum Wadsworth, Alex McCann
Did in the rain because it was mostly dry. Awesome route bit crazy for a warm up!
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/13 with Matt F
Heel slipped just as i was about to have it. Gutted! Near the end of a hard day. Gotta come back when fresh.
Clemmo - Lead dnf - 24/Sep/13 with Rich Purvis
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/13
Tried the second time and I still could not even top out... Super hard.
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 21/Sep/13 with Nick B, Tim P
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 21/Jul/13
Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13
Amazing not as tough as everyone makes out
samsimpson - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Tom Doldon
Managed to get up to the lip and gets good jams in, just couldn't pull on the heel hook! Absolutely shredded my hands.
MPSBunny - Lead dnf - 12/May/13 with Tom Luff
Nobody I know has led this onsight. I had a few tries and slumps on one day last year. When you actually get the move right, it doesn't feel that hard or strenuous, just technical. One move wonder, so not sure about 3 stars, but it's an awesome move.
Jimbo C - Lead β - 30/Apr/13 with Chris
Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Apr/13
3 falls? Strenuous, safe, good.
Olli-C - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13 with Dan Gyi
David_Gledson - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Alan
Brown - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Stu
Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13
Nick Rundall - Lead dnf - 02/Mar/13 with Oli Charlesworth, Adam Youd
Tamati - Lead dog - 18/Feb/13
Jams were solid through the roof and got the heel hook but couldn't establish myself on the face. I'll be back!
thomaspomfrett - Lead dnf - 05/Jan/13 with Pat Brien
slacky - 2nd - 01/Jan/13 with Michael Ghyoot
Another 3* grit HVS onsight blown...
Double Knee Bar - Lead dnf - 24/Nov/12
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/12
tried again, got well into the crack and on the lip, but couldn't pull the heel hook....
More bouldering, and back for another beating very soon ....
gazfellows - Lead - 27/Jun/12 with Lara, Nic, Billy nic, steff
Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Ed hutchins
disturbed_one51 - Lead - 02/Jun/12 with Wee man
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 02/Jun/12 with Mark Williams
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12
Shouldn't have started this one! Was too tired but think I've got the numbers for next time.
climbinmunkey - Lead dnf - 06/May/12 with Helen
Andy Peak 1 - 04/May/12 with H washbrook
jonathanfield - May/12
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Bryony Weathers
Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Apr/12
Kirill - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Paul Baxter
I took many falls at the crux and finally gave up, being lowered down - sooo hard!
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/12 with Tony H
Best jamming crack i've done, sweet jams at the lip, then a tussle to get established. This is why I love grit!
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Thomas Geh
Felt like such a beast pulling over the lip
tgeh - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with dan geh
Could not get over roof so went left around it!
SallyMay - TR dog - Mar/12
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
My new favourite route..
fatbuoybazza - Lead rpt - 27/Nov/11 with liv_the_div
jwpil - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/11 with Ben
Excellent..seemed to end up sideways at one point.
fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with DaveP
a nice little boulder problem in the sky.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Mark
pie_eater_pete - Lead RP - 24/Oct/11 with Dave Sargent
davewsargent - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/11 with peter sargent
Heel hook slipped off leaving me hanging on 2 vertical jams , got foot back on then laughed the way to top. Fab !
cobweb - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with martyn hopson
SteWatkins - Oct/11
Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/11 with Jon Wells
J.Wells - 2nd β - 22/Sep/11 with Matt Cooke
Put in a high cam and blocked perfect height jams for just after the rock over. Whoops... Move felt really nice and just went, was expecting it to be strenuous but it wasnt!
JRae - 07/Aug/11 with A Saul
ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/11 with Andy Houseman, Duncan Bell
Feel like a superstar cutting loose on hand jams and throwing in a heel hook. Great fun.
Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Si
ojp - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Dave
Ha ha, what a route. Tricky for feet
Cake - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with John Cooper
Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11
Deezel65 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/11 with Gareth Hoosen
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11
Jim Brownlow - 2nd dnf - 16/Apr/11 with Ben Burns
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11
Feels easier than it looks!
liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11
Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Mar/11
alasdair19 - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Stupidly put a cam in high and blocked my jams making it harder than it needed to be...felt nails but then I don't jam!
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/10 with Becca
Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/10
Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/10
mark20 - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10
stephenhartley - Lead O/S - Jul/10
Finally. Flashed it today after two failed attempts in years past.
Si dH - Lead β - 28/Apr/10 with Chris Foster
Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/10
Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10
jwpil - 2nd β - 11/Apr/10 with Gordon
Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Apr/10
gordonday - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Jack
david morse - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10 with ric
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/10
bad elbows and a lack of commitment didn't help. make sure the gear doesn't block the best jams and work on hip flexibility.
31770 - 2nd dog - 28/Mar/10 with Richard Draisy
gazfellows - Lead dnf - 27/Mar/10
Ouch! Tried to crack this one out at the end of the day (mistake). one move wonder but its a daunting move it spat me out the first few tries. I found the trick in the end was to lunge and get a right hand jam in as high as possible instead of the nicer lower jam because i just couldn't rock onto my left foot when it was lower. Awesome fun though, i think my skin hates me. At least i didnt rest on gear, only fell on it!
disturbed_one51 - Lead dog - 13/Mar/10 with Rob Middleton
katyvose1 - 2010
Ollie B - Lead - 09/Dec/09
Top draw route.
Karl Wooffindin - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Ollie Hemstock
Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09
Brilliant. Really nice fairly easy jams and a rockover (just a bit strenuous rather than technical) From the hype I was expecting a epic battle, but was slightly disappointed it gave it self away without, far from E1. Only thing it lacks is a start to match, like being positioned on the top of the near by Altar Crack.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Rob
Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/09
tomthecoolperson - Lead dog - 22/Sep/09 with Andrew
Two cams in break then go for it. Took a lob off it then climbed it clean. Brilliant route.
deacondeacon - Lead RP - 19/Jul/09
Blimey. Got out to the lip on lead but no further. Tried Groove ROute instead, but got stuck on the crux. Then top-roped RR, getting to the heel hook with high jam but couldn't go further thanks to the rope in the crack. Knackered!
andybuckley - Lead dnf - 31/May/09 with Dave Williams
Dan 85 - 2nd dog - 09/May/09 with Alan
Happy with this, a Hur/Ter-iffic battle! Had a right battle with this! It had started raining (for the first time..) walked up to the roof, placed a couple of bomber medium cams and swung out to the lip, right foot out left, left foot hook right over the lip. Then twist turn and gurn trying to get onto my left foot, slamming in awful baggy handjams into the crack above until I got a semi useful one I could pull and push away from to get over my left foot! Great fun, gritstone brutality at its best!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Dan Woolnough
Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/09
Hidden - Lead - 30/Mar/09
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/09
Hidden - Lead dog - 06/Mar/09
Hidden - Lead dnf - 06/Mar/09
Martin Haworth - Lead dnf - 18/Jan/09 with Marek
Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08
joe larner - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Matt
Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08
DavidR - Lead dog - 10/Feb/08 with Holly Adamthwaite
Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Feb/08
Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08
Hidden - 2008
DannyK - 2nd dog - 19/Dec/07 with pep
feilx - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/07 with Phil Davis
HVS for Joe Brown; E2 for mere mortals.
Andrew Sloan - Lead dnf - 01/Dec/07
Very little bleeding, just treated it more like a boulder problem than a route.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - Dec/07 with Chunk
pauldr - Lead - 04/Nov/07
climbingpixie - Lead dnf - 03/Nov/07 with SecretSquirrel
SteveM - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Paul & Bruce
Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/07
al99 - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Martina Zandonella
martinazando - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with Al Benson
WB - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Guy
Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/May/07
Fell on going over the roof on an OS Lead...
Got to top in the end!
stevo smith - Lead dog - 08/Apr/07
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Ben VK, Phil Woodhead, Jo Owen
Hidden - Lead - 13/Jan/07
Rob Kennard - 2007
Pete Graham - Lead O/S - 2007 with Malcolm Scott
Hidden - Lead - 02/Dec/06
Another clean lead :) Only placed 2 bits of gear, and they still got in the way a bit.
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead rpt - 15/Oct/06 with Jim & Adam
A hand knackering, arm pumping, crotch mashing horrorshow. Congrats to Nick for leading this one.
adam carless - TR dog - 15/Oct/06 with Nick Smith - UKC
Rampikino - Lead - 13/Oct/06 with MMC Various
Great effort, Simon, but my knee looks like suffering for a while after trying that rockover!
JohnHutch - TR dnf - 30/Sep/06 with SC
JohnHutch - TR dnf - 01/May/06 with SC
Lev - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/06 with Emma Ross
mel holmes - Lead O/S - 30/Jan/06
danm - 2nd - 22/Jan/06 with Tidy John
Jon Greengrass - Lead dnf - 2006 with reeeve
Hidden - 2006
Hidden - Lead dnf - 2006
Nicos - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/05 with danny carden
tonked it. What a route. well more like a boulder problem really since the gear's so good & easy to put in and the starts just a scramble up. felt like a good E1 tussle to me.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/05 with Alex Mason
Hidden - 2nd - 2005
shark - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/04 with Jon Winter
MeMeMe - Lead dog - Oct/04
Had to take a rest as going over the lip, very strenuous.
Lev - Lead dog - 02/May/04 with Andrew Bitmead
Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/04
Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Sep/03
five - Lead O/S - Apr/03 with TW
Rather proud of this one, especially since I'm accused of being an indoor climber... completely walked up it :)
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Anna Sherratt
Hidden - 2nd dnf - Jun/02
Hidden - Lead - 16/Dec/01
Hidden - 2nd - 27/Oct/01
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/May/01
dan gibson - Lead - 2000 with helen gibson
Boy - 2000
tuftynick - Lead - 2000
ChrisJD - Lead - 31/Oct/99 with Clare
Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/98
Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/98
RobSimmo - TR dnf - 16/Feb/98 with Jon Berry
kato'sdad - TR - 16/Feb/98 with Rob Simpson
Hidden - Solo - 08/Jul/97
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/96
David Smith - Lead O/S - 08/May/96
mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/95 with Steven Delderfield
ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/95 with mik
Roget - Lead O/S - 13/May/95 with jon
craig h - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/94 with Luke Steer
charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/94
Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/92
ChrisJD - Lead dnf - 11/Apr/92 with Alex
rob.grafton - 2nd - 10/Apr/92 with jim h, chris pugh, Bruce
Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/91
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/91 with Phil Bent
Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/91
NickJH - 2nd dog - Sep/91 with D Picker
Marti999 - Lead - 1990
Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/87
Tom V - 1983