My first E4! Crux is well protected, with microcams and microwires, and there is only one hard move. Top is run out but easy climbing above very good gear (5b max?) So, relatively soft for E4? But I'll take the tick anyway!climberchristy - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ben Cole
CJEFF - Lead dnf - 29/Mar/14 with Tim
Attempting to second Ben, but well out of my league at the mo.
treg - 2nd dnf - 14/Mar/14 with Ben
led by Ben, cracking route, think i would've shit myself on the move up from the pocket on lead!
Nye Meerkat - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/14
Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/13
Perfect conditions, the pocket is as good as it looks
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 25/Nov/13 with Simon huges
First E4 and therefore also first "black spot" on a rockfax. Significant. Had gear beta from Mark, seconded Brown's crack just before for beta and watched another guy fall off the crux just before. How much help can a man get? It worked!
Cake - Lead β - 10/Nov/13 with Dave, Matt
Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Matt Marshall
marcduhig - Lead β - 29/Sep/13 with Haydn
the gear is bomber but still couldn't do it. too much leg to fold up! down climbed for another day.
The Big Sender - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/13 with liam ingram
Tithe Technique - TR dog - 01/Jun/13 with Jack Drake, Angela Paul, Charley Fell
Hidden - TR dog - 19/May/13
Went for the lead but got put off by being rubbish, okay on top rope. I'll be back for this one.
Jonathan Hall - TR - 19/May/13 with Rob Middleton
Ethan - Lead - 13/Mar/13 with Sam Hamer
Maxim2023 - Lead β - Mar/13 with Kate Tarrant
kate tarrant - 2nd dog - Mar/13
PeteWilson - TR - 17/Feb/13
Hillson - TR β - 17/Feb/13 with Andrew Graham, Pete Wilson
nathanlee - Lead β - 18/Nov/12 with Oli Grounsell, Guy vg, Dom Lee
cal91 - Lead rpt - 18/Nov/12
did it 2nd go after slipping first time.Great route, small but bomber gear protecting the crux
Harry Chaplin - Lead rpt - 16/Nov/12
J.Wells - Lead β - 11/Nov/12 with Tim Lounds, Mark Rankine
mark20 - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12
Hidden - Lead β - 11/Nov/12
Lloyders - 2nd - 06/Oct/12
pre-placed gear at the crux.
thefuturesmiles - Lead β - Oct/12 with Emma Campbell
ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Coatesy
Richard P Coates - 2nd dnf - 16/Sep/12 with ianjfsutcliffe
sparkass - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Andrew Wightman
My first grit E4, but it definitely felt easy for the grade. Probably only one 6a move past the first break where the pro isn't great, then runout but easy climbing to finish. Brilliant route though, gives a bit of a buzz!
Joughton - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12
Felt ok when I used a decent sequence
Ed morris - TR RP - 19/Jun/12 with haydn
Rich Kirby - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Ruth
With Shunt. Really annoyed I got it wrong first go. Second go got right foot level with hands before getting the pocket, worked better.
Daniel Heath - TR RP - 30/Mar/12
First E4 onsight on grit. Get in! Crux felt intense but appears to be well protected.
Gambit - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Barney
Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12
Hidden - Lead - 2012
Nick Sillem - Lead rpt - 2012
westaway - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11
cjb1992 - TR β - 06/Nov/11 with Boris
BorisVBlade - TR RP - 06/Nov/11
Hidden - TR dog - 06/Nov/11
First E4, and first success on anything harder than E2 in 2 and half years. Semi beta flashed, since I'd seen the pics, knew to bring tiny cams and that sideways RPs were involved, and had also read a right hand/left hand debate about the pocket (from which I took a hybrid solution). Took an hour to protect and suss out the crux, laced with 5 runners so felt happy to commit, and only about E1-ish once you get the second break, thus maybe E3 6a overall but I'll claim the glory of breaking a new trad grade, probably for the final time, one day after 35th b'day.
Owen W-G - Lead β - 29/Oct/11 with Gav
fell few times on crux
bwestwood - Lead - 28/Oct/11
pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11
allyrocke - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Fergus Cuthill
Fergus Cuthill - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11
Wish I'd lead it. Will return. Easier for the short by the feel of it and watching my rather tall partner struggle...
Alison2 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/11 with matthew154
didn't read the move from the pocket right, was OK once worked out. Think I could/would like to try leading this as if placed well gear is OK and is effectively a one move wonder.
Graeme Hammond - 2nd dog - 30/Jun/11 with Gavin
Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/11
Respect to anyone who leads this on-sight. Can only imagine what the more direct lines would be like!
Jack Whiteley - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Paul and Izzy
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/11 with nathan lee
Joe Grondowski - Lead β - 28/Mar/11 with John Lynch
john lynch - Lead - 28/Mar/11
steve3489 - Lead β - 28/Mar/11
Lewis Andrew - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11
kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2011 with Andy S
alasdair19 - 2011
mwatson - 2011
John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2011
Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10
irish paul - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Sarah Joyce
Fran S8 - 2nd - 05/Sep/10
Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/10
Hidden - 2nd RP - 31/Jul/10
greenclimb - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10
6b on trout proved too much !
greenclimb - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/10
Wet & windy so not sure about leading it that day but will try it on a better day..
Dave Reeve - TR O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Steve Cousins
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10
Good line, nice moves but unfortunately escapable.
Tez29 - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Todd, Tom, Ivan
Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/10
Good climbing, suspect gear
DuncanR - Lead - 26/Apr/10 with Scott Mckenzie
Hidden - Lead RP - 17/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead β - 17/Apr/10
Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Apr/10
great route, pocket move felt tough for 6a, maybe as im quite short.
Milne - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/10 with dave saxby
with runner in brown's crack at the top. Felt confident after a few goes on top rope.
Jon_Warner - Lead RP - 21/Mar/10 with mic_b
Hidden - TR RP - 20/Mar/10
gknyus - TR dog - 15/Mar/10 with Warner the Kurd
Will lead next time. Gear is fine if placed correctly.
Jon_Warner - TR rpt - 14/Mar/10 with Edan
Peter Holder - Lead β - 13/Mar/10 with Nick Valente
Hidden - 2nd dog - 13/Mar/10
Boy - Nov/09 with Nige Kershaw
Mr Powly - Lead dog - 31/Oct/09 with Pete Graham
Had tried previously and done with one rest in 5/09.
thomasadixon - Lead RP - 31/Oct/09
Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Oct/09
tom.e - Lead β - 14/Oct/09 with Malcolm
lukea - Lead β - Oct/09 with felix
Hidden - TR dog - 27/Sep/09
Alex Winter - Lead RP - 29/Aug/09
Hidden - Lead β - 23/Aug/09
mic_b - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with mrsbate
Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/09
colkurtz - 2nd - 18/Aug/09 with Robb
Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/09
Hidden - TR - 19/Jul/09
Coel Hellier - Lead - 14/Jun/09
They were trying to con me into trying to lead this, turns out I don't trust a collection of sliders and RP's as much as everyone else. Took two falls on the crux mantleshelf which I found really hard, and nearly fell on the top arete. One day I'll come back to lead when I'm feeling cocky.
Reaver2k - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/09 with Michael Watson, Tom Dixon
lukehunt - Lead β - 30/May/09 with francocookson
DafSWMC - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Eefu
Anthony Allsopp - Lead RP - 24/Apr/09 with Clare Curling (My best buddy)
Matt Bennett - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/09
freudy_love - Lead RP - 2009
Orlov - Lead O/S - 2009 with sarah
Franco Cookson - Lead O/S - 2009
Hidden - 2009
Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Dec/08
Pete Graham - Lead - 29/Nov/08 with Rick Graham
Hidden - 2nd dnf - 28/Sep/08
Very silly - climbing on grit again boggled me and I slumped on the first go but pulled ropes and myself together and did it...twice.
alaan - Lead - 14/Sep/08 with Grant
GrantB - 2nd - 13/Sep/08 with Alaan
Put the side runner in at the top but only 'cause Tyler said it was ok....
chris sm - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/08 with Pippa Froggatt
Not quite the pure onsight... Saw several people both succeed and fail, plus plenty of shouted up advice. Good route; suits the bouldering wall trained climber!
Tim M - Lead β - 23/Aug/08 with Emma
climbergg - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with cheesesarnie
Had intended on doing salmon left hand, but thought i'd leave it for another day. ;-)
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/08 with Antwan
Joe Dove - TR - 12/Jul/08 with kev
Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Ben Hayley
Attempted 6a crux a couple of times and failed. Much too hard for me but fun trying.
Jim Slater - 2nd dog - 15/Jun/08 with Steve C
Hidden - 2nd dog - 08/Jun/08
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/08 with Tom Brittain
E3. Really good though.
Franco Cookson OLD - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with Cider Nut
b.hayley - 2nd - Jun/08
vvanhinsbergh - TR dnf - 26/Apr/08 with Hamish Dunn
Almost levitated the crux, somehow all of a sudden was at the break. Most enjoyable. Stiched it up with RPs
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Matt
Luke Brooks - Lead O/S - 06/Feb/08 with Neil Pope
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008
First "E4" onsight. Felt much much easier than the grade suggests methinks.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 2008 with Bry Lowe
did it with left hand in the pocket. despite good conditions and total confidence in the gear, still didn't feel like the soft touch everyone says it is. Very good sequence though. Was intending to try Trout today but couldn't get going on it so finished up the arete.
16/11/05 previously failed on
Ram MkiV - Lead - 06/Nov/07 with barrows
Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/07
Will_he_fall - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with lisa
Hidden - TR dnf - 07/Oct/07
wolverine - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with John Nightingale
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/07 with dave evans
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/07 with Sarah Stirling & Nick Payne
Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Jul/07
Having failed to top rope 2 yrs ago on every section, then failed to lead in perfect coniditions 1yr ago, lead with 1 fall at crux this time round just after a huge downpour in the sun, brilliant little move
, followed by exciting arete sprinting.
Alex Mason - Lead - 08/Jul/07 with mick radford
Hidden - TR - 14/May/07
It actually takes a 00 cam next to some of the tiny nuts, it looked like it would hold. Plenty of small nuts anyway.
Iggy_B - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/07 with Nick
Brown - Lead RP - 18/Apr/07 with John
Great. Took a fall onto the RP's. Held fine
Tommy G - Jan/07 with Emma Twyford
jamesturnbull - Lead - 2007 with dave
Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06
Hidden - TR RP - 08/Aug/06
Joe Costello - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/06 with Matt
Hidden - Lead RP - 03/May/06
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Sion
Hidden - Lead - 21/Jan/06
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - Jan/06 with David
willackers - Lead O/S - 2006 with M.Stott
goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/05 with Lewis Ashton
dominic lee - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/05 with daniel lee
Hidden - Lead β - Oct/05
Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/05
cornishben - Lead dog - Aug/05 with Chris Sims
chris sm - 2nd β - Aug/05 with Ben Sutton
lukea - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/05 with shannon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/05
Chris M - 2005
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/04 with Mike Hayes
jonnyboy - Lead RP - 09/Oct/04 with Daniel Armitage
One commiting move. Nice, but a bit unbalanced.
Brian Rodgers - Lead β - Oct/04 with Mike Grant
tuftynick - Lead - 2004
Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/03 with Paul Brennan
Hidden - Lead β - Oct/03
Hidden - 2002
Jon Read - Lead O/S - Mar/98 with Matt Gallagher