Dorcon* HS 4b
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Nice route, but absolutely no way is the first pitch 4a. I reckon 4c.
stonemikey - AltLd - 28/Jun/14 with Jon Gibbins

JDG2428 - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Mike Silver

led p2, which did not have much gear, p1 is more like 4b,very good route
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with john roberts

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/14

Me P1, P3, Rog P2 and top pitch. P1 harder than HS, top pitch a wee bit bold.
bigglesbutcha - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Roger Wilkinson

Quite bold at times, but usually on the easier bits
Rog Wilko - AltLd - 12/Jul/13 with Tim Butcher

sdawson1 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Will Dean

phew! The chimney was pretty hellish, i had to pull up on a nut at the crux because i am a terrible person. Skipped around P2, P3 was really fun.
wjcdean - 2nd - 09/Jul/13 with Simon (Traws)

Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Connaire

3kidsandanorton - Lead - 26/May/13 with Kay

steven - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Simon Dawson

sdawson1 - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with swifty

Ows - Lead - May/12

stevemcg - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with James

James_L88 - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Steve McGill

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd β - 30/Apr/11

donkster - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with trigg, DaveNW

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Mar/11

The guide gives HS for the first pitch. It does warrant a vs,4b we thought....or were we climbing u.s.? A good varies route though and it does need more ascents to keep the vegetation away.
Cliffm - AltLd - 07/Sep/10

justin burgoyne - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10

Very wet! Led P1.
The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Heather

1st pitch
hetaher - AltLd - 15/Aug/10 with Alex

sdkoutdoor - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with Timo

Hidden - AltLd - 31/May/10

edpd1b - Lead - 09/May/10 with Kelly Hillyer

crag_monster - AltLd - 09/May/10 with murphydave

crag_monster - AltLd - 09/May/10 with murphydave

Hidden - Lead - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

petegruf - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/09 with sarah a

very wet and slimey
eddie coughlin - 2nd - 23/Jul/09 with George Best

climbed in the wet a disgusting slimy first pitch rested on first pitch due to not exiting right early enough
gingergeorge - Lead dog - 22/Jul/09 with billy from atcp

I led p1 & p3. Slimy (after rain) and strenuous chimney on p1 definitely the crux, not p3 as the guidebook suggests. Belays at the top are scarce, using a braced body belay well back is probably safer than using the single dubious nut placement I found.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 26/May/09 with Rich

Rich God 3 - AltLd - 26/May/09 with The Ivanator

treeminkies - Lead - 01/Mar/09 with carole

Steve did first pitch which was wet and slimey on one side of the corner. i strugled seconding it. I led pitch 2 & 3 ( i think) together and ended up finishing up adjacent route?
Neil Metcalfe101 - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Steve Davis (LLandudno)

Felt hard for grade, especially the first pitch. P2 felt very exposed as well.
Martyn - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Ryan Simpson

Tough first pitch.
Rampikino - Lead - 05/May/08 with Cat

steve prior - Lead - Apr/08 with Andy C

Led pitch 2
a_d_tru - AltLd - 29/Apr/07 with Alex, Graham

fran04 - AltLd - 2007

Ian McNeill - 2006

sgl0jd - AltLd - Oct/05 with Tim Jones

Hidden - Lead - 2005

sgl0jd - Lead - Oct/04 with Tim Jones

Marq - AltLd O/S - 10/Apr/04 with Daniel Dennehy, Jon Moulding

Dustin - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/03 with Dave Walsh

andygreen - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/03

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Mar/02

Rog Wilko - AltLd - Apr/97 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Oct/93

Simon2005 - 2nd - 01/May/93 with IainLD

1st 2 pitches
auld al - AltLd O/S - May/93

Led pitch 3, sustained and worth VS
Iain Thow - AltLd - 13/Apr/91 with Catherine ?, Mole

timreynolds - 2nd - 26/Sep/90 with Andy Phillips

Hidden - 1990

sdht - 1989

Raggar - 2nd - Apr/88 with Steve P

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1979

Mark Kemball - Lead - 09/Apr/78 with Richard Lang

RichardMc - AltLd - 15/Jun/75 with Mike Westmacott

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