Should auld acquaintances be forgot and never brought to mind? Don't think so, will have to get back on this once I've got more skills, slopeyholdability and bigger balls! Hard from the word go. Good red BD micro cam in the first placement, grey BD micro cam above which seemed to hold, followed by a crucial golden DMM offset which seemed good and held when I slipped off downclimbing but lifted out very easily on abseil... It was pretty shallow so didn't really want to test it and anyway the moves to the good flake hold looked nails. Hung around on the slopey handholds for ages shuffling back and forth but couldn't really figure it out at 5c and didn't want to commit so bailed. Went up the Dalesman instead, which was pretty good but a bit pumpy after all of the above. Rach seconded the Dalesman so abbed for the gear in Old Friends.
Misha - Lead dnf - 26/Apr/15 with Rach
Tough cookie but absolutely cracking route!
Didn't use RPs, just a WC Zero 5 in the start of the flake and size 1 cam next to the big reach.
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead RP - 18/Apr/15 with Ola Stępień
Matt Cooke - Lead G/U - 30/Nov/14 with Rosh
Dan Geh - TR RP - 11/Oct/14 with Freshers
dswansonlow - 2nd rpt - 11/Oct/14
Lovely, pumpy climbing.
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14 with Dougie
Layback fine. Move to get the layback was desperate. Fell a few times here. Need stronger fingers on the small holds moving left
rurp - TR RP - 02/Sep/14
Backed off pretty early, I'll be returning with a mat :o)
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead dnf - 14/Jun/14
mike mo - 2nd - 2014
Dan Arkle - 2014
barni - Lead rpt - 19/Nov/13 with Ami
bwestwood - 2nd - 16/Nov/13
pie_eater_pete - Lead β - 16/Nov/13 with bwestwood
wanted to do for a while. not dissapointed!
w.pettet-smith - 30/Oct/13 with ben
Great lunge off the flake, didnt bother with the rp's.
nathanlee - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/12 with James Turnbull
Matt Harle - Lead dnf - 10/Nov/12
Honking! Only top roped but no intention of leading it, 6a climbing and had to yank on the rope a couple of times!
Zoomer - TR dog - 08/Oct/12 with A Student
Top roped would never lead this, but good for the forearms. OOOCCHH!!cheers Zoomer!!
scott mayled - TR dog - 08/Oct/12
Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/12
Hidden - TR β - 26/May/12
2nd go on TR. Beautiful.
jamiev - TR RP - 21/Apr/12 with Tom Lewis
Bob - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Tony Kartawick - 2012
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - 2012 with Andrea Morgan
phil64 - 2nd rpt - 23/Oct/11 with nick gillett
Fell off at the flake, the cam ripped and hit the ground on rope stretch. Thought it was totally nails then realised I'd missed a hold when I went to strip the gear, gutted to have missed OS. Great route all the same!
J.Wells - Lead RP - 22/Oct/11 with Jasmine Taplin
Adam Booth - Lead dnf - 19/Aug/11
Adam Booth - TR RP - 19/Aug/11
ChrisBrooke - TR - 18/Jun/11 with Duncan Bell
.. after having a banana whilst hanging on the flake still not gave enough juice and bigger balls
Hannes B - 2nd - 24/May/11 with Mike, Tom
Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Apr/11
Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Hidden - 2011
Ben C - 2011
not without whipping off first onto a purple metolius... glad to tick it on the redpoint.
highlux - Lead RP - 12/Dec/10
dswansonlow - TR dog - 09/Oct/10 with sarp
searla - TR dog - 09/Oct/10
Don't think, just climb
FlorianCastagne - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/10
BOLD! The cam in the flake didn't inspire much confidence, especially since that was the only sketchy piece protecting me from a groundfall...
Rowansb - Lead O/S - 28/May/10 with Ewan
HamishD - Lead O/S - 13/May/10 with Alex
westaway - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10
dominic lee - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/10 with nathan lee
TonyF - 2010
Ewano - TR - 2010
On robs gear
stevebarratt - Lead β - 2010 with Rob Bryniarski
JonBrown - TR dog - 17/Oct/09 with Dougie
dswansonlow - TR dog - 17/Oct/09 with sarp
Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Mar/09
koopa - TR - 2009
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 2009
Hidden - Lead O/S - 2009
Attempted two days ago, got to the break, so pumped I couldn't get past the pocket. Went like a dream today,
Luke Brooks - Lead β - 30/Nov/08 with Neil Pope
Hidden - TR O/S - 09/Nov/08
Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Tom Randall
jamesturnbull - Lead - May/08 with nick m
Skell - Lead RP - 23/Feb/08 with Andy
OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 23/Feb/08 with Skell
JulesV - Lead O/S - 2008
'this ain't gonna be no formality....' sure enough, it wasn't. If the cam in the flake holds then hard E4 6a. If not it's more like E5. Had little faith in the gear despite taking a while trying to get it right so felt like a solo. Brilliant line and moves either way.
Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/07 with Toby, Barrows, Mason
Hidden - Lead β - 31/Oct/07
v.jester - 2nd - 08/Aug/07 with Mysak
dan gibson - Lead RP - 15/Jun/06 with helen gibson
redjerry - TR O/S - Apr/06
Boy - 2006
bronsonite - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/05 with Alex Cannon
Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/05
Brown - Lead RP - 29/Oct/05 with Paul
Climb Rox - TR - 09/Sep/05 with nick
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005
Very hot day, greasy as sin. First time I'd let out a power scream on a route. been doing it ever since!
Gus - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/03
Mark Riley - Lead β - Apr/03 with Stuart Greenall
Didn't feel like leading it at the time. Either before the toprope or after!
martroberts - TR RP - 14/Apr/02
Hidden - TR - 03/Apr/02
Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/02 with Joe le Sage
goi.ashmore - Lead β - 15/Aug/00 with Matt Hirst
Hidden - 2000
1 yo yo on a very cold day. Got good runners.
Ian Jones - Lead RP - 2000 with John Kirk
Hidden - 2000
Paul Clarke - Lead - 2000 with Various
Jon Read - Lead O/S - Aug/99
GeoffG - 2nd - 09/May/99
Not sure of the year
D Tempest - Lead O/S - 1999 with Rick
Best and hardest route I've ever done on grit.
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 16/May/98 with David BA Jones, Carrie Jones, Steve Dean
sadams - 2nd - 26/Oct/97 with Hugh Cottom
ChrisJD - 2nd - 12/Oct/97 with MarkS
Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/97 with jon
Chris the Tall - TR dog - Aug/97 with Bill G
Hidden - TR - 20/Jun/95
Glenn Sutcliffe - 1995 with keefe
Led then soloed.
andybirtwistle - Solo - 14/May/94
Hidden - TR - 15/Aug/93
Hidden - Lead - 1993
Hidden - Lead β - 21/Jul/92
mark-abz - TR - 21/May/90 with Phil R
Billg - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/89 with Alan Doig
Hidden - Jun/89
Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Oct/88
Think with John Myers or Phill Dickens
shark - Lead O/S - 1988
William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1987 with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Bruce Kerr - Lead - 21/Oct/86 with Sandra Graham
Mike Owen - 11/Oct/85 with Graham Lipp
sadams - Lead rpt - 04/May/85 with John Dunne
Hammy - TR - 30/Aug/84
Dave Musgrove - Lead β - 27/Jun/84 with Paul Dawson
steve L - Lead O/S - 29/May/82 with Alun Richardson
Hidden - Lead - 1982
paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980
Reached the layback flake but couldn't stretch to the next break or reverse the traverse - had to jump off onto the tiny stopper protection (which held). Second time made a proper job of it, making one move up the flake before reaching. One of the best routes on gritstone for my money.
petemeads - Lead - Jul/78 with Steve Taylor
Hidden - 1973