Typhoon** VS 4c
[A purely gratuitous topless shot., 2 kb]12m.

Rockfax Description
Follow the square groove just left of the arete to half-height then step left around the arete and climb a curving crack to a sloping ledge. Finish up rounded rock above. © ROCKFAX


FA. Al Parker 1959

Ticklists: Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Photo: A purely gratuitous topless shot. © Charlie Williams
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 299 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Luke90 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/15 with Liz

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/15

gritnit - Lead - 10/Jun/15

mike8331 - Lead - 07/Jun/15

Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 30/May/15 with Alex Desborough

DanChad - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Chris Murray

pauldr - 23/May/15

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - 23/May/15 with Dan Chadfield

benlatham07 - 2nd O/S - 23/May/15

This is a good route BUT! beware if you're on the small side, as the crux is decidedly reach-dependent. I'm 5'4" and found it desparate - glad I wasn't leading, modest grade notwithstanding.
djones66 - 2nd O/S - 10/May/15 with Stve mc D

solid for the grade
Dave Mahon - Lead - 04/May/15 with Ben Knudson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15

Chris Ellis - Lead - 26/Apr/15 with Louise Pellett

beautiful day - climbed with Jim from the Mynydd
danielroymoss - Lead - 26/Apr/15

In trainers!
Hoyes - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/15 with Alex S

Palmer - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Sarah

Canyak - 2015

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 01/Nov/14 with robin

shaunhumphreys - Lead rpt - 16/Oct/14 with rory

Sam McCarthy - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/14

jshields - 2nd - 28/Sep/14 with Tony Fidler

100 IAD No. 24
sparkass - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/14

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 09/Sep/14 with Tom Lewis, Karin

tom_lewis89 - 2nd - 09/Sep/14 with Nik Hawkins

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/14

csd23 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Richard Dodds

Budge - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/14 with Carl Tiivas

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 08/Jun/14 with John Bayliss

john_ni - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with Graeme Hammond (PCC)

RosieLynch - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/14 with Anthony King

Struggled for ages getting off the top ledge
AndyPagett - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Tom Hodgkinson

aking12 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Rosie Lynch

TonyF - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/14 with Mike Dowsett

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/May/14

GLO - Lead - 18/May/14 with Steve O'Rourke

Pixie-SshAndy - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Zoe Pickering

freemanTom - 2nd - 17/May/14 with John Price

Stone Muppet - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with peter

MD - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Alison C

Alison Cairns - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with mike dennis

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/14

Bertbee - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/14

bullybones - Lead - 16/Apr/14 with Dave

Matt Cooke - 2nd β - 12/Apr/14 with Rosh

the power - 2nd rpt - 01/Apr/14 with Paul Hy

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Phil T

Found this a bit commiting. The gear at the top being less than adequate. The move was fine once done.
Jackwd - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Charley Fell

Dan Arkle - 2014

Easy up to the top move... if only I was a few inches taller
Clemmo - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13

Very wet!
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/13 with John Byrne

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/13

bobstones - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Frazer Campbell

jason smeeth - Lead - 28/Sep/13

Didn't find this all that taxing. Nice move around the block.
ralphio - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/13

khalidq - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/13 with Ralph Simpson

vanderz - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Jen Evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13

andy.smythe - Lead - 26/Aug/13

dionisys - 2nd - 26/Aug/13 with andy smythe

Tricky and pumpy!
robaj - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/13

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Tom

TRFrost - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with D. Gledson, N. Price

Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 13/Aug/13 with Richard Williams

skippington - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/13

Griff1990 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Ian Hylands

the power - Lead β - 30/Jun/13 with deacon

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

dasc - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with blue straggler

claregardiner - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/13

David Kay - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Mel Michon

Batt - Lead O/S - 19/May/13 with Al Shipp, James Hoyes

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Alex S, Rachel B

Good climb, enjoyed
Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Ian Routledge

Ian MK - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Mark Macdonald

3kidsandanorton - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Diccon Proctor

hotfeet - 2nd - 05/May/13 with David Dees

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12

woodsy - Lead - 02/Nov/12 with tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/12

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with franhammond92

franhammond92 - 2nd - 27/Oct/12

tcn_2002 - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with Hamish Legge

jwa - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with John Hillman

Lined the crucial crack with so much gear that I could barely use it for my hands!
Mr Fuller - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Liz Smith

lizard-16-07 - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/12 with Matt Fuller

Hidden - Lead - 23/Sep/12

Dan_Carroll - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/12

Gumery - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Clint

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Gary Williams

torsok - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Mickael

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Mason

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 18/Aug/12 with Mike Tempest

mtempest - 2nd - 18/Aug/12 with Steve Waters, Mynydd

gordonday - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/12 with clive

The move getting up the bulge is trickier than it looks.
haydng - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with RachelG

RMG - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with haydng

gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Andrew Deacon

Steve J P - 2nd - 04/Jun/12 with BW

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 04/Jun/12 with sp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/12

ColinD - Lead - 24/May/12

good route- bit easy for VS but wouldnt wanna fall off gaining the upper groove
Woodiee - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with oliwarlow

with gear pre-placed by Rob
freyja - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12

Some really nice moves. Getting off the ledge near the top must be an absolute pig if you're less than about 5'10.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Lizzie

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

spitfirerick - 2nd - 25/Mar/12

Clay C - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with John

Gerry_Doncaster - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Mar/12

john lynch - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/11 with Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/11

NickJH - 2nd - Nov/11 with M Dale

HarryB - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

chris_B - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Louise Atkin

stepped right after the middle section
louby - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with Chris Burn

MD - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Mark H

mbradberry2008 - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Alex French

flyinfrenchy - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Matt Bradberry

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 15/Oct/11 with Cath Sullivan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11

enjoyable route, monster cam handy to protect moves over bulge
pebbles - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with astell

sopaz - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Courtenay

Pilch - Lead - 27/Sep/11 with Jonathon

Very nice climb with three distinct and interesting parts.
treg - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Beka

Absolutelly amazing rope drag
Mikael - Lead - 17/Sep/11

I sorted the rope drag out
fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Mikael

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/11

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Jeremy Windsor

Nigel Bond - Lead - 09/Aug/11 with Bern Hardman

Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Rimon Than

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/11

Tired and out of energy, would be ok to lead
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/11 with Peter PCC

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

RalphC - Lead - 01/May/11 with Caroline

busdriver - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 30/Apr/11

SteveM - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with Kat

Reds - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

althesin - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with Reds

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with SteveM

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/11

Noodles30 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11

Tom led.
stuaart - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Kat Torr, Thomas Smith

Good climb! Agree that the mantle off the ledge was pretty hard!
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Katherine Torr, Stuart Reeves

timrowland - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with jmjw

jmjw - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Tim R

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11

Jake Young - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Johny R, Jarvis

Mantle seemed a touch run out for VS.
JRae - 2nd - 06/Mar/11 with Oli H

Scary mantle off the ledge
Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

DRIFTER_S14 - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10

Tom Campbell - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/10

A good climb. Nice moves and good exposure, with a great top out move on a dodgy cam!
jack89 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Purdy

JamesPurdy - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with Jack Gilbert

Good
LakesWinter - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Phil B

philboy - 2nd - 11/Aug/10 with matt g

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - Aug/10

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Matt Box

I found this to be a tough VS!
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Rach Spraggs

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Dave Langmead

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/10

mark20 - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

J.Wells - 2nd β - 31/May/10 with Mark Rankine

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/10

thomasmouse - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Apr/10

whiting.jp - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with jamesca

hazeysunshine - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Val P

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

nice climb. bouldery middle section, backed it up with a 1 nut
jubolo - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with bruce

V nice climb but tricky for the short if you can't reach the jugs above the break (two thirds up). I had to heel hook and mantle, making it probably a hard 5b easy or 5c move.
minaturechris - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Keith CC

jcurley - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Mike Buddle

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Ed O'Connell

gavster2405 - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Andrew Porter

Mike Soulby - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 08/Aug/09 with Mike Soulby

roberto18 - Lead - 03/Aug/09 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

lovely moves,a bit awkward but a cracking route!
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/09 with Robert Bridges

MRichardson - 2nd O/S - Aug/09

Sam W - 2nd - 18/Jul/09 with Tom Bide

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/09

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Tim Pearson

Barry D - 2nd - 21/Jun/09 with Paul J

markbenton - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Trevor

highrepute - 2nd - 24/May/09

andyebbens - Lead - 24/May/09 with Paul

timreynolds - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Matt Reynolds

mreynolds - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Tim Reynolds

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09 with Tom Williams

Russell Lovett - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with alan taylor

A Downing - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with DJ

this is nicer than my guide suggests - gave it three stars. Wonder if it's quite that good though.
wahniel - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Gerd Heinz Bentheim

b.hayley - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with alfredo

Alfredo - Lead - 04/Apr/09 with Ben H

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - 2009

Really fun climb even though it was really windy and cold, nice bold middle section. Got stuck when the rope snagged, thanks to the guy for unsticking me.
frankcp87 - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Emma Stokes

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Oct/08

Andy S - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Luke

Justinho - TR O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Mat White

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Jon Lury

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Chris Thain

Great fun - very hard and bold if you're not tall enough to reach the good holds/gear above the ledge (luckily, I could!)
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with Carmen

chris2451 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with David Brigham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08

mikej - Lead - 01/Jul/08 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08

feilx - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/08

@ndy - Lead β - 08/Jun/08

famous last words-`its not over yet`
rayash - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with chris

Really liked this one, pity the good moves are so short lived!
Chazz - Solo O/S - 06/May/08

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/08

scarybiker - 2nd - 01/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 21/Oct/07

Mutl3y - 2nd - 04/Oct/07 with Clog

Clog - Lead - 04/Oct/07 with Mutl3y

Mutl3y - 2nd - 30/Sep/07 with David

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/07 with Paul, Abbi

RichardMc - Lead - 26/Aug/07 with Tony Williams, Dave Langmead

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 23/Jun/07 with Roger Brown

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/07

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 20/May/07

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/07

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/07 with Rob

JonBray - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

sdht - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/06 with solo

One fall at the bulge. Stupid mistake!
Charlie Williams - Lead dog - 23/Sep/06 with Chris Fitzpatrick

nigel pearson - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/06 with chris tan

Liz had already lead most of it, credit to her. I just did the last 4 metres, and got grit in my eyes, and climbed (and placed gear) almost blind. Dodgy.
just wanna climb - Lead - 05/Sep/06 with Liz in Sheffield

ChrisJD - 2nd - 06/Aug/06 with rc

more like 4c
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06 with Jim

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 25/Jun/06 with John Inkpen

cem - 2nd - 23/Apr/06 with Chris Smith, Graham Dolman

CrispsSmiths - Lead - 23/Apr/06 with cem

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

Hidden - Apr/06

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Oct/05

Hopevalleypaul - Lead - 31/Jul/05 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/05

kitch22 - 2nd - 01/Sep/04 with Daniel Metcalfe

MaccMark - 2nd - 13/Jun/04 with Val Young

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Stig - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/03 with Geraldine Lawless

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/03

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/03 with Shaun Walby

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/03 with Phil West

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/03

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

djking1983 - 2nd - 29/Sep/02

jamiev - Solo - 21/Jul/02

jamiev - Solo - 21/Jul/02

Hidden - Lead - Apr/02

Hidden - 2002

Theeni - Lead - Oct/01 with Matt Dalby

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/00 with Roy Thomas

Hidden - Lead - May/00

Hidden - 2000

Raggar - Lead - 2000

andrewbooth1000 - Lead - 25/Jul/98

Iain Thow - Lead - 09/May/98 with Dave Walch

astrecks - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/95 with Rod

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/94 with WW

Hidden - 2nd - 1989

Raggar - 2nd - 23/May/87 with Jo G

Tom V - 1985

Nigel Bond - Lead - 25/Jul/78 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby

Hidden - 17/Apr/78

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Total votes cast 169
hard HVS0 of 64
HVS0 of 64
easy HVS3 of 64
hard VS13 of 64
VS45 of 64
easy VS3 of 64
hard HS0 of 64
HS0 of 64
easy HS0 of 64
hard 5a0 of 49
5a2 of 49
easy 5a0 of 49
hard 4c11 of 49
4c33 of 49
easy 4c2 of 49
hard 4b1 of 49
4b0 of 49
easy 4b0 of 49
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