Rockfax Description
A breathtaking pitch of outstanding quality. The technical thin crack leads to a rest below the overhang then traverse up and left until a good horizontal break is reached. Move back right and make a tricky move to gain a good ledge. From here a crucial precarious layaway move leads to the horn and a delicate finish. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Biven 1954

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josefft 15/Oct 2nd O/S

Simon lead the Link, due to rope work ended up doing this instead.

Hidden 14/Oct Lead O/S
Montecore 08/Oct 2nd dog

Sat on the rope at the start and again at the mid height break - couldn't get feet up, stuck a cam back in and pulled on it

strudles 08/Oct Lead G/U

needed a 2nd attempt at the start after struggling with the jams

with Rikki
Hidden 24/Sep 2nd rpt
limejelly386 24/Sep Lead O/S
with Jim
Matt17 24/Sep Lead O/S
with Andrena
jim182 24/Sep 2nd O/S
with Lewis
Hidden 23/Sep 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Sep -
kingborris 16/Sep Lead O/S
with Lindsey
Robin Nichols 14/Sep Lead O/S
Wilberforce 03/Sep 2nd
mrphilipoldham 01/Sep Lead O/S

Up and down a couple of times at the start and with some vocal persuasion from Mike, cheers mate! 400th lead and 900th onsight!

EJWest 30/Aug TR O/S
george327 27/Aug Lead

Downclimbed start and got it on second attempt.

with Eleni Karinou
Francescaparratt 20/Aug 2nd dog
John R Coller 20/Aug 2nd β
Darren Lam 13/Aug Lead O/S
with Harvey
Hidden 29/Jul Lead O/S
Felicity Eperon 23/Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jul 2nd O/S
Michael Morrell 15/Jul Lead

Little bit wet and slippy but got up it, not to sure with how much style though!

Tom_Shill 02/Jul Lead
Clegm 01/Jul 2nd
lucybradbury 17/Jun Lead
karinbradbury 17/Jun 2nd
with Lucy
Knill.rebecca 17/Jun 2nd dnf
with Dan
lucybradbury 17/Jun Lead
lucybradbury 17/Jun Lead
ned_85 13/Jun Lead
with Joe White, Scott Marc Berry
atthedropofahat 01/Jun 2nd O/S
Billy Pedro Needham 31/May Lead dog
with Olly 4 PARA
goddamm7 28/May 2nd O/S
Andy Fielding 28/May Lead
madeleine 14/May Lead O/S

Finding jams sore but still really enjoyable. Amazing moves and position towards end is just super cool.

with Xander
Hidden 09/May Lead O/S
foobar123 09/May 2nd β

Start didn't look that hard but was much more awkward than anticipated. Lovely rests afterwards though and the top section isn't as hard, though still no pushover.

Brannock 07/May Lead rpt
Hidden 07/May 2nd
PaulTanton 04/May Solo rpt
KeenClimber 02/May 2nd O/S
with John Cooper
royle883 30/Apr Lead O/S
Katsmiff 29/Apr 2nd O/S

Bit of an effort required at the start.

Danny Crump 29/Apr Lead
with Catherine Smith
Mike W 09/Apr 2nd rpt
with chris
Chriswallis2 09/Apr Lead β

Have lead The Link previously

with Mike W
There's Always A Bigger Cam 02/Apr 2nd

Excellent climb. Difficult first section. Committing at the top. The high wires were very high. Would try and save the smallest cam for the layback if leading.

scottycrimpsalot89 02/Apr Lead G/U

Came off near the bottom and went at it again with shear determination. Had a bit of a race against the sun as it was my last lead of the day. Nearly dark by the time Matt seconded.

Chazhoz99 26/Mar Lead
Sarah Roscoe 15/Mar 2nd

Seconded Dom. First time back on grit this year. Found the initial jamming crack hard but leads to lovely climbing higher up.

with dom94
Rory_Cummings_NI 08/Mar Lead O/S
with Andy Moles, Dave
bleddynmawr ??/2017 -
bleddynmawr ??/2017 -
fatboyslimfast ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
mark44 28/Dec/16 2nd dog
with Frankie
Matt77 06/Nov/16 2nd rpt
with Amy Death, Tom Riddelsdell, Shane
bwestwood 09/Oct/16 Lead
pie_eater_pete 09/Oct/16 -
Hidden 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
birks3746 08/Oct/16 2nd

Nice route but went by in a blur, good lead by Al

with Alice Browne
teamvix 02/Oct/16 2nd

Had to down-climb start twice as too much slack and couldn't communicate to Dad to take in. Kind lend of a bouldering mat over the ankle-breaker at the bottom gave me the confidence to just pull up it. Hard jam for skinny hands! Rest was awesome, just think it through before committing.

with Dad
MSchobitz 17/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Sep/16 Lead rpt
George_Surf 14/Sep/16 Lead O/S

one of the best routes of the trip, brilliant varied climbing

rachelpearce01 14/Sep/16 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 14/Sep/16 Solo rpt
tomoneill84 12/Sep/16 Lead O/S
HannahC 11/Sep/16 2nd dog
riff156 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Hannahc
FelixPeterken 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Tough move low down to get under the roof, and then an awkward mantel higher up

with AndrewP
Louishmouis 11/Sep/16 -
with ben, Felix
andrzej kierzek 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Rachel, James
Ben Grounsell 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
AndrewP 11/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Rob Kinsey ?/Sep/16 Lead
with Sofie
eb202 29/Aug/16 2nd
with Michael
Neil McA 29/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Jake McAdie
Mike505 29/Aug/16 Lead G/U

Failed on this a good while back, so I came back to do it justice.

PaulTanton 23/Aug/16 Solo rpt
Gympaul 18/Aug/16 Lead
with Rob
anthony.mayne 06/Aug/16 2nd dog

I struggled with the start - couldn't quite jam well enough to stay on the rock, so took a few goes. Got so pumped from that I struggled to get up to the mantle too. Keen to try again at some point.

Hidden 06/Aug/16 2nd O/S
cameron_hall 06/Aug/16 Lead β

Harder than I was expecting, but some really brilliant moves! I don't think I would've got up on the mid-way ledge if Tom hadn't pointed out that there was a foot hold I couldn't see under the bulge.

elCapitano 28/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Laura
keitht 25/Jul/16 2nd

Seconded a guy called Ian to rescue his gear. Fun.

therat 23/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 18/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/16 2nd dnf
Andrew Abraham 17/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Paul Deane
Andrew Sloan 14/Jul/16 2nd rpt

Much tougher than I remember, especially initial crack.

with pete
robgixer 09/Jun/16 Lead
Dan Vaj 30/May/16 Lead O/S
with Khalid
khalidq 30/May/16 2nd rpt
No? Yes! 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Usual guessing game on which gear to take as start required a light approach !

with Ronan
CRead 24/May/16 Lead O/S

Backed off The Link onto this, should've committed! A fantastic route in itself though

with Tom Lockwood
Hidden 22/May/16 Lead β
Alan James - UKC and UKH 22/May/16 Lead
with Rhiannon Williams, Amy Lipschultz
Hidden 16/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/16 2nd dog
PaulTanton 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/May/16 2nd
David_Gledson 05/May/16 Lead O/S
with Alan
thejunglist 05/May/16 Lead O/S
with Timmy G
Sam McCarthy 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
dbottomley 20/Apr/16 2nd
adi bryant 17/Apr/16 2nd β
Martin Bagshaw 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Mullet
bigdrew 17/Apr/16 Lead β

On cams gear.

kermit_uk 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

As onsight as it can be when you've done the Link last year.

Hidden 13/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Andrew Abraham 13/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Paul Deane
Andrew Abraham 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Oz
Hidden 05/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 03/Apr/16 Lead dnf
williap 03/Apr/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Mar/16 2nd
dj_brigham05 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Rescuing another's gear

shaunhumphreys 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S

after backing off dark continent... punter

with carla
Hidden 14/Mar/16 Lead O/S
liebs 14/Mar/16 2nd β
Lukem6 13/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Aidie
Hidden 12/Mar/16 2nd
gaz3212 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
Gordon W ??/2016 2nd O/S
Andy Peak 1 21/Dec/15 Lead
with nrhardy
Ardo 21/Dec/15 2nd O/S

Ended up doing this, as wind blew ropes round corner from the Link and Andy couldn't hear me to give slack!

with Andy
Hidden 01/Nov/15 2nd
MSchobitz 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S

Really nice!

martinbettridge06 23/Oct/15 Lead
Ian Saxton 23/Oct/15 2nd
with martin
chrismadar 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Freshers
Hidden 10/Oct/15 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S
CharRowley 09/Oct/15 Lead
Hidden 09/Oct/15 2nd O/S
climbingrick 02/Oct/15 Lead O/S
charley 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Mark
MDR61 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Brilliant and a gift at the grade

with charley
HaddRoots 22/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Kai
Hidden 22/Sep/15 Lead O/S
cragsman9000 17/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Neil
bob_cbr 17/Sep/15 2nd
perrys 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Pixie-Andy 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S

I went 2nd finishing up the direct route, see my logbook.

with perrys
Hidden 20/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Scott Anderson 20/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Clean this time

with Gav
Elizabeth Allen 17/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Luke
Luke90 17/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Liz
Sam Husband 16/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Ed
Stroppy 16/Aug/15 Lead O/S
daveclarke5 09/Aug/15 2nd
with Stephen
Ash Sayers ?/Aug/15 Lead O/S
leon 31/Jul/15 2nd rpt
fabricio 31/Jul/15 Lead
with leon
watson.b 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Claire, Mark
Hidden 24/Jul/15 Lead G/U
Keith Swainson 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Georgie
Georgie25 18/Jul/15 2nd
metrorat 18/Jul/15 Lead G/U
with Amy Wight
adam 24 12/Jul/15 2nd O/S
with Caroline
Hidden 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Mike W 21/Jun/15 2nd
with Dogwood
Dogwood 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
harry_lewis 18/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Matt Groom 18/Jun/15 Lead
with Harry Lewis
guy757 09/Jun/15 -
andyjirvin 09/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Excellent climb, why haven't I led this sooner! The start is hard and awkward - but jugs and easy ground soon arrived. Best climbed aggressively and confidently. After the start it's fun but not-too-tricky (presumably harder if you're short though?). Tricky to get any good gear in the upper-half.

Q.Estelles 25/May/15 Lead O/S
annep11 23/May/15 2nd O/S
with Clement
mreynolds 22/May/15 2nd O/S
timreynolds 22/May/15 Lead
Griff1990 20/May/15 2nd O/S
Ian Hylands 20/May/15 Lead O/S

Force 9 gale. Nice route but would have been even nicer without the wind. Tactically a bit all over the place but no moves felt too hard. Kept fiddling in gear from awkward positions and then finding a great rest two moves on. Retreated for a rest a couple of times. Would be nice to try again in summer. Oh yeah. Retreated for a rest on the ground after placing first gear for a rest. Not sure of the ethics of that

hankyc 11/May/15 Lead O/S

cam popped out for final section, basically soloed the second half, scary!

Hidden 05/May/15 Lead
Andy Peak 1 01/May/15 2nd
with Jone nuttal
Martin Brierley 01/May/15 2nd
John Nuttall 01/May/15 Lead
with Andy Peak 1
Hidden ?/May/15 -
Hidden 24/Apr/15 2nd dog
bryan61 21/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Neal Jobling 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Bryan61
Neil Rigiani 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S

Lead by Andy

with Andy Bison, Tracy Elliot
Hidden 07/Apr/15 Lead
DanChad 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Chris Murray 07/Apr/15 Lead

Epic lead for the Danmeister!

Tom Pillow 05/Apr/15 Lead

My first HVS lead, really good!

with David Pillow
Brian Pollock 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Craig, Gordon
Liam Ingram 04/Apr/15 Lead rpt
gurumed 04/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Craig M, Brian
dr_botnik 18/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Colin D, Paul Hy
Paul Hy 18/Mar/15 2nd dnf

got further than last time!!!

with Colin D, Rob S
MarcinGobczynski ??/2015 Lead O/S
SJPowderham1 ??/2015 Lead
gheadley27 ??/2015 2nd O/S
Wine and climb ??/2015 Lead
drysori ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
sdavies141 ??/2015 Lead O/S
phil64 ??/2015 -
Hidden 02/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Wizzy 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd
Dan Geh 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Led up through roof of the Link but bailed on unprotected mantelshelf - didn't have a big enough cam or balls!

with Joel Taylor
sparkass 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Excellent and airy.

with Rob Lovatt
Paul Hy 30/Sep/14 Lead dnf

will be back

with Phil T
Senna 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
bobpilgrem 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Chris
Gudge 24/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Dave Mahon 21/Sep/14 Lead dnf

fell from initial crack. Had another go but too much adrenaline in the system and bailed. One nut was welded in and I had to leave it! Will have it next time.

with Ben Knudson
Stickle Tarn 12/Sep/14 Lead rpt
Andy Hardy 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
BenJT 02/Sep/14 2nd O/S
pete1993 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
twildingsteele 24/Aug/14 2nd
OliverRoss 24/Aug/14 Lead β
with Tom Wilding-Steele
fuzzysheep01 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Simon, Tom Hornsby
Droyd 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S
crispycodd 09/Aug/14 2nd dog

Slipped off in the initial crack, but got it second go when I actually used the holds that are there! An excellent route which I think on a par with Great Western at Almscliffe.

stp 07/Aug/14 Solo
Andypeak 29/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd rpt
Hidden 17/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/14 Lead
peter.ravenscroft27 23/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mrteale 17/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with MrBlond
MrBIond 17/Jun/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead
Hardcore Pat 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Dr Julie
Lukem6 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

tough start then steady, seconded to clean

Lukem6 01/Jun/14 2nd rpt

second for myself

K Mckay 31/May/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant route! The steep start is the hardest.

Hidden 30/May/14 Lead O/S
LJC 30/May/14 Lead O/S
with Little Ben
ralphio 27/May/14 Lead O/S

Thought id find this a bit of a battle but managed ok. Sustained route that is interesting throughout.

with Nik
FlavioL1989 25/May/14 Lead O/S

Insane route, lead on a single rope (that's right). Jaime needed a minute after the second crux to reconsider his life choices. Best trad route to date.

Jamie Everitt 25/May/14 2nd O/S

Fantastic route, first moves are technically the most difficult but the second crux is the more intimidating.

BigTone 19/May/14 Lead O/S


Rachel Slater 18/May/14 2nd rpt
dean79 18/May/14 Lead O/S

start is a little tricky. getting blown around by the wind when pulling round the arete!

BTphonehome 14/May/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Matt_C9716 14/May/14 2nd
ClemB 09/May/14 Lead O/S

Nice climb not too pumpy. hardest bit at the bottom.

charvey 09/May/14 2nd

Went clean

tgeh 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Tom Hare, Cameron
Sardien 03/May/14 2nd dog

Hard to get the right jams in at the start, then better

CurlyStevo 19/Apr/14 Lead

This route is really quite something. There is definitely a trick you can use on the start to make it feel easier! Route felt 5a to me.

with Rob
Jonny Nick 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great route

robbraby 19/Apr/14 2nd

brilliant climb. Crux is probably the crack at the start.

with Steveo
RKernan 18/Apr/14 Lead O/S
ldavison440 18/Apr/14 2nd
LDJ 15/Apr/14 Lead
with Lou
luke glaister 12/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Amazing route. Good jamming start. Nice delicate moves right. Then on the ledge with the cold wind and my thoughts. 2 cams in and mantel after mantel to glory. My best lead on grit to date. 😊

casey johns 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S

This as to be up with the best I've second, great starting exciting middle move to the ledge then a committing few moves to the top out. This is on my wish list to lead in the future. What a climb

marconi 29/Mar/14 2nd
with Chris
Palmer 29/Mar/14 Lead
Matthew Ferrier 11/Mar/14 2nd
with George, Alex McCann
robgixer 11/Mar/14 Lead O/S
amccann 11/Mar/14 Solo O/S
switch 01/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Leanne
Hidden ?/Mar/14 -
Callum Smith ?/Mar/14 2nd
IanGilbertJones ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Hidden ??/2014 -
Wyrdwired ??/2014 Lead β
Hidden ??/2014 -
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Dan Arkle ??/2014 -
Hidden 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S
ashtond6 01/Dec/13 2nd β
gingerwolf 01/Dec/13 2nd O/S
mikealexpayne 30/Nov/13 Lead
the power 15/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with rob
MYox 10/Nov/13 Lead

Wussed out of climbing The Link. Found the mantelshelf surprisingly awkward.

Hidden 09/Nov/13 2nd dog
treg 31/Oct/13 Lead rpt

I understand now why the traverse was so much harder the first time I did this than the second. The first time I traversed on the lower break, legs flailing on nothing and essentially traversing into the end of the Link with worse gear in a worse place. Makes sense to step up to the higher break further left before starting the traverse.

with Bird
the power 24/Oct/13 Lead rpt

Did it after another failed attempt at the link booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

with Andy
john_ni 24/Oct/13 2nd
Andy Moles 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Ferdia
ferdia 17/Oct/13 2nd
HarryBowyer 06/Oct/13 Lead
DaveMo 06/Oct/13 2nd
with Joe Chambers, Jan
Si ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Nick Wallis 26/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Dave Hollinger
Hidden 23/Sep/13 Lead O/S
mynyddresident 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Rach
Matt77 22/Sep/13 Lead dog

Disappointed to fall of the start but still pleased that I got up and gave it a solid go ground up. Brilliant route with a scary traverse and mantle shelf. Great weekend with Shane, Amy, Tom, Jo and Alex.

with Tom Riddelsdell
wild_nomad 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Outstanding climbing of genuine quality. The technical crux is the start with the psychological one just over half way in the form of a mantle shelf. Thrilling!

with Elved
Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd
mike8331 15/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S
the power 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with deacon
Hidden 08/Sep/13 Lead
the power 08/Sep/13 Lead dog

doggin at start

with rob
Hidden 08/Sep/13 2nd
TomRiddelsdell ?/Sep/13 2nd β
Joemanglerocks 31/Aug/13 Lead dog

Fell from the rightwards traverse

TimKnight 31/Aug/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
cpoad 26/Aug/13 Lead dog

Found the initial crack difficult and hung on gear

with Clare F
The Norris 25/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Fell off about 2-3 metres up. My hand slipped out of a jam, my cam popped out, followed by a nut lower down and i hit the deck! Smacked my head on a rock and broke my helmet. Thank god for helmets, and the guy that gave me first aid.

with Gem
RichyBOYY 22/Aug/13 Lead
Hidden 22/Aug/13 2nd
kitch22 14/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Nick Arding
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
rich_hw 10/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Maia, gavin_pcc
Hidden 06/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Samuel P 30/Jul/13 TR O/S
with Niels
Hidden 30/Jul/13 TR
jamie ward 30/Jul/13 2nd

Tough start, and exciting exposed finish

with Shaun Lake
tsjx 21/Jul/13 2nd
with Ian
khalidq 16/Jul/13 Lead RP

Fell at bottom on first attempt.

Bob Hassall 16/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
dr_botnik 03/Jul/13 2nd O/S
the power 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S


with rob
oodie72 29/Jun/13 2nd O/S
marcduhig 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
DanielGyi 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dom Pearce
davidalcock 18/Jun/13 2nd

Interesting step around. Another brilliant Biven route.

with Nick
lcullum7 17/Jun/13 2nd O/S
treg 16/Jun/13 2nd

The traverse out to the ledge felt much easier this time on confident jams.

with Patrick
Hardcore Pat 16/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Matt Tregellas
petegruf 05/Jun/13 2nd
with patrick h
The Grist 04/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/13 Lead
rurp 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt

best one of the day

with mark weatherhead, bill farmer
Radical-G 02/Jun/13 2nd O/S
hotfeet 02/Jun/13 Lead

A tough start getting off the ground.

MoWalker3 01/Jun/13 -
with Cormac
mat cooper 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Oliver Branagan 30/May/13 Lead β

Lead on Tom's gear. Very good route going everywhere with a bit of everything. (slightly wet in parts)

with Lydia R, Tommy M
Tony Ryland 19/May/13 2nd
with Steve Barby
Hidden 19/May/13 Lead rpt
psychicbread 10/May/13 2nd O/S
with Gavin Peach
Petar Samkov 06/May/13 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 03/May/13 Lead rpt
with Hoult
Peter Lovell 03/May/13 Lead rpt
John Nuttall 02/May/13 Lead
with Chris
Gudge 02/May/13 2nd O/S
with John Nuttall
Hidden ?/May/13 2nd dog
mariannekhoo 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with Nick Pike
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead rpt
Hannes B 20/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Joe.Elliott1 04/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 06/Mar/13 -
Liam Ingram 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S
with Marsh Flint
MarshF 03/Mar/13 2nd dog
JayAyBee ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Rich
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
clmbr 27/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with mr g walters
jacobjacob 18/Dec/12 Lead rpt
thomaspomfrett 24/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Amazing climb! Tough start but great rests along the way

with Dan Slome
Ian Broome 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Fragmod 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/12 TR β
Dingchav ?/Oct/12 TR
Joe Strutt ?/Oct/12 TR
Hidden 22/Sep/12 TR O/S
J.Wells 17/Sep/12 Solo O/S
pc1983 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Felt like a really bold lead, sustained and quite tough. Good protection and frequent for the first half of the route. Felt a bit run out at the top though.

The Bad Cough 04/Sep/12 2nd rpt
jon22 04/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 03/Sep/12 Lead
fatbuoybazza 18/Aug/12 Lead rpt

Last route of the day, cop out from The Link.

with daveyw
wrapped in bacon 14/Aug/12 Lead RP

couldn't fathom bottom crack initially

with Daryl
BillyRidal 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Dr Toph 08/Aug/12 Solo O/S
DanOsb 05/Aug/12 2nd O/S
treg 05/Aug/12 Lead β

Awesome, awesome route, done in the minutes before the heavens opened. The lower crack is fine as long as you don't spend long placing your gear. Bomber midsize cams can be placed high in worn placements after the first couple of moves before powering through to the good holds and ledge above. Arms were within seconds of failure when moving out to the ledge but just managed to stick it. One more balancey move above. Definitely in my top three leads to date.

with Dan Osbaldeston
Sam Cooke 02/Aug/12 2nd dog
SteveHi 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Cooke
stevorobs3 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Xandra
missxandrabee 02/Aug/12 2nd dnf

Rope faffy climb that I had to restart twice, then ran out of energy.

with Steve
Chris Sansum 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Duncan Atkinson
darlolad 25/Jul/12 TR
michaelcolledge 15/Jul/12 2nd O/S
DannyK 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Katie
Hidden 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S
mark20 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
pabbage 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
AlexxelA 04/Jun/12 Lead dog

Escaped up this feeling very traumatised from The Link. Led it clean from the ledge under the link. One to repeat in its own right so i can enjoy it.

Jake Young 24/May/12 Lead O/S
will9911 23/May/12 Lead O/S
Batt 16/May/12 2nd rpt
Hoyes 16/May/12 Lead rpt
shouter 16/May/12 Lead
David Kay 16/May/12 2nd
with Mel Michon
John Nuttall 06/May/12 Lead
with Cliff
cheeky 02/May/12 Lead rpt
R0bbie 14/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Taba
Theeni 10/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Joseph
jockpat 02/Apr/12 2nd β
seanlikeskites 02/Apr/12 Lead β
jrccrosby ?/Apr/12 2nd

Had to frig up the rope

Helen Gibson 26/Mar/12 Lead
with Paul
Jackwd 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Bare effort! I was tired from trying The Link several times! Didn't realise you had to keep pushing left, so carried on up Congo Corner. Nice route shame about the rope drag I managed to create by placing gear and not extending. Lesson learnt.

Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead
charley 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Great lead by Jack. Another climb done in the pitch black, by head torch. Found the start very tough going although when I realised that I HAD to jam to get up it, it went okay-I sh. Found the rest of the route more enjoyable and easier. Will hopefully go back soon for the lead once I've practiced my jamming. Then it's onto the Link.

with JackD
deacondeacon 20/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Not a proper onsight as I led the link previously.

Hidden 20/Mar/12 Lead β
Hidden 12/Mar/12 2nd O/S
brockers 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Fabulous and not that hard.

Falko 11/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Al W.
Hidden 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd
Fragmod 11/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 06/Mar/12 Lead O/S
tallsop 06/Mar/12 -
with Dave Saxby
Ollie B 14/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with S.Bennett
alice fuller ??/2012 2nd O/S
with woj
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Scott Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo O/S
admackie ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
Hidden 21/Nov/11 2nd β
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
wi11 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Meg
Ewano 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Easier if you've got spades for hands, traverse was a tad hard to get established in my small hands.

metal arms 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Nov/11 Lead β
Dave Latimer 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Olli-C 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Rachel Slater 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
chrisallan 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
hilty 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Si Croft 15/Oct/11 Lead
with Bernie, JD
mark4344 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Andy Philipson
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd dnf
Anthony Dixon 18/Sep/11 Lead
Matt Cooke 15/Sep/11 2nd β
Bob Windsor ?/Sep/11 2nd
with Rick Graham
bencole ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 22/Aug/11 Lead
with Bern Hardman
tmawer 14/Aug/11 Lead rpt
with Jaime Robertson
Hidden 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S
al123 03/Aug/11 2nd O/S


with alex
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead dog
allyrocke 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Might try the Link next time!

Hidden 13/Jul/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
joemallia 07/Jul/11 2nd
Fat Tim 07/Jul/11 Lead O/S
disturbed_one51 28/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/11 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 23/Jun/11 2nd rpt

Messed around on the first couple of moves a few times before doing it clean,

ian d f 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
belay bunny turned bad 17/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Bob M 14/Jun/11 Lead

Brilliant. Tough start, awkward mantel at half height and a joyful lunge for the horn at the top.

Hoyes 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Surprisingly ok, must try The Link next time.

Brannock 06/Jun/11 Lead dog
Matt Shepherd 06/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jun/11 2nd
jwpil 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Gordon
gordonday 01/Jun/11 2nd rpt
with Jack
Hidden ?/Jun/11 Lead O/S
max_chan 17/May/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 17/May/11 2nd rpt
Alkis 08/May/11 Lead O/S

I went over the roof about half a metre too early (between the Link and Congo Corner), which was a bit off route but pretty satisfying.

ben_250 04/May/11 2nd O/S
with Tom
mtempest 04/May/11 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Steve Waters, Mynydd 04/May/11 Lead
Hidden 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/11 2nd
Ketu 29/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Pete A
misterb 29/Apr/11 Lead O/S


with sim
Ade7 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Stewart
mattparratt 25/Apr/11 2nd
Will_Maxwell 24/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Rafael Pena
Hidden 22/Apr/11 TR
nick ferro 22/Apr/11 Lead

tough start - 1 rest :( but then after gear sorted in first crack - lovely climbing, looking forward to the link now. :)

Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd β
davidgent 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Andy Parsons
Carol Goodall 09/Apr/11 2nd
jonnie3430 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Carol
jacobjacob 09/Apr/11 Solo O/S
clukins 09/Apr/11 Lead RP

Fell once on start.

andysroom 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/11 Lead dnf
coombsy 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with John B
Dibdawg 22/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Mark Sheridan
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 Lead RP

dogged the start then lowered off and climbed clean from the bottom

Paul Boggis ??/2011 Lead
mwatson ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
rurp ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
PAJames ??/2011 -
MeMeMe ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ?/Dec/10 -
andy dunn 18/Oct/10 Lead O/S

As on sight as possible given I'd just seconded The Link

with Tom
Hidden 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
JLS 14/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
Lumbering Oaf 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S

After a tough start the route eases and reaches a secondary, minor crux to reach the horn and then the top. A great, varied route and lots of fun.

spragglerocks 13/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Reaver2k 10/Oct/10 2nd
BeccaSnowden 10/Oct/10 Lead RP

Rested on the start crack and lowered off (found crack to be the crux). Pulled ropes and led clean. Really enjoyable!

Hidden ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S
mark4344 25/Sep/10 2nd

initial crack v. strenuous. after that all ok

with Michel
AsleepOnBelay 22/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Flippin' brilliant, had me smiling all the way up. The wandering line that evades the overhang really adds to the experience. Felt easy for the grade, but I imagine the mantel without the right sized cam would spice it up a bit!

with Johannes
oliver.ghill91 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/10 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Sep/10 Lead O/S
nadeem 12/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with DLE
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead
Hidden 05/Sep/10 Lead dog
Hidden 05/Sep/10 2nd O/S
stephenhartley 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with Burns
Daniels735 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Hard pumpy start, especially hanging around to get gear in. Found it a real struggle. Took me 3 goes up and down climbing the first 4 metres. once round the overhang, accidentally strayed onto the E1 which made it exciting before making the move round the corner and step up for the horn. Nice climbing up the breaks to the finish.

with Clair Fowler, Chris Waters
Hidden 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/10 Lead O/S
colin milton 16/Aug/10 Lead
with James Oswald
James Oswald 16/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Very nice but hard.

Hidden 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 2nd O/S
dan gibson 03/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Danny Crump 03/Aug/10 2nd O/S
hailtryfan ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Danny
davenev 24/Jul/10 2nd

Luke led up The Link in awesome style - my busted rib meant I didnt fancy the roof so I teetered round the corner - v tricky little move round onto the ledge - fantastic route

with luke
WalnutHorse 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Ed morris 09/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with -
Fran S8 ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Footy564 25/Jun/10 2nd
raptorheli 23/Jun/10 2nd
with alan
Hidden 23/Jun/10 Lead O/S
markfairbank 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Laid afew demons to rest! Thought the initial crack was the crux

with SteveyM
SteveMyatt 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
Garron 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Jeronimo 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

escaped off Dark Continent

petegruf 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with chris b
Hidden 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
dan ely 12/Jun/10 2nd O/S

if it had a prober grade we thought it would be E3! rubbish gear on a very scary and blind traverse then a more. I feel sorry for anyone who leads that who is'nt very comfy at E1! thx guide book

with terry
Hidden 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 2nd
alitamlit 02/Jun/10 2nd
with chi
Chi Cheng 02/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/10 -
PenJD 27/May/10 Lead O/S
tom.e 12/May/10 Lead O/S
with Claire
outtathaway 09/May/10 2nd dog
Cake 26/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Started with the intention of doing the Link, but it was getting dark. I'll be back for that

with Phil B
philboy 26/Apr/10 2nd
JPGR 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/10 2nd O/S
gidmord 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S


Ben Harper 11/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd
ferdia 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Clare Muir
thekendo 07/Mar/10 2nd dnf
with Chung-Hsien Cheng
nadeem 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S


nepsoi999 07/Mar/10 2nd O/S
with nadeem
fatbuoybazza 07/Mar/10 Lead dog

top to wet and slimy to finish properly, and with a handful of rope drag after the cam turning in the big break the finish was a complete mare.. more akward than it looked..

with phil
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Sean Kelly ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
nickmattia ??/2010 Lead O/S
sgl0jd ??/2010 -
ross hold ??/2010 Lead O/S
RossG ??/2010 -
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
richyg ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
masa-alpin 12/Dec/09 Lead O/S

A good route.

with P Luke
Steven Andrews 15/Nov/09 2nd

sustained food for thought

with Steve
The Bad Cough 16/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S
adam coxsell 10/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
markhilton 30/Sep/09 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 26/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with SPA
richardhopton 23/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with James_D
petemeads 13/Sep/09 Lead
with Simon Pollard
thekendo 13/Sep/09 -
with david plews
Hidden 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S
peppermill 12/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Cracking route. Felt a bit exposed in places but never scary. The laybacking move isnt really precarious as it says in the book. Probably much easier if you are tall (like me)

Hidden 06/Sep/09 Lead rpt
jubolo 07/Aug/09 2nd dog

used the start of route to the left, fell - a bad day for hand jamming

with mark + bruce
sgl 04/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with will
davewsargent 03/Aug/09 2nd

direct for E1 5b not clean !!

mark sadler ?/Aug/09 2nd
with john
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead O/S
lamma_hippie ?/Jul/09 2nd

Tricky below the overhang

with Jon Lawton
Peakology 24/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Fabulous, hard start. Rest a bit of a wander and a bit scary in places.

with cat
Chalky Cat 24/Jun/09 2nd O/S
with Dom
AngelaC 20/Jun/09 2nd
Phil1967 18/Jun/09 Lead

Struggled with the start coming off twice. But back to the floor and then cracked it.

with Dan
smudge 18/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Phil
smudge 16/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Rob
hash 24/May/09 2nd O/S
with Jim
vard 24/May/09 Lead O/S
with gwyn dodd
Jim Slater 24/May/09 Lead O/S

Happy to get the clean lead, hard start.

Jonathan Hall 10/May/09 2nd
Hannah Moulton 10/May/09 Lead

fucked up the start

with johnny
Hidden 01/May/09 2nd
Irn Bruce 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

My first HVS. Pumpy start but good protection once you get yourself settled at 5m. Need 3.5 cam at least to protect for the second crux. Only had a 3 so mentally solo'd the top 10m. Would like to try again with the right protection and concentrate on the climb rather than the fall!

with Ian Jenkins
Hidden 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 24/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Alan
Reaver2k 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Found this pretty steady at HVS to be honest. The bottom crack is awkward, but not actually hard. Good gear also. Once established on the ledge the moves up left are easy, then the moves back right at easy. The mantleshelf takes a good big piece of gear, and is a pretty hefty mantleshelf up to relatively poor holds at first. Then a bomber nut up and right for moves onto the horn which are a little bit strenous. And finish easily. Mid-range is not low-end HVS if you ask me.

Pilch 23/Apr/09 Lead O/S

after messing this up last year, a pleasing ascent, thought needed with gear placments and the arete was more exciting than i had anticipated. a very enjoyable classic.

with Graham and Dan
Adam Booth 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mike Whiteside
Adam Booth 22/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Mike Whiteside
jameshall 21/Apr/09 Lead
with Jon
bigbobbyking 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Awesome. First proper gritstone HVS.

with Sesh
Hidden 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
cem 05/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with Pete Horn
HIGHTOWER 05/Apr/09 Lead β
with Ben Thynne
Kirill 05/Apr/09 Lead RP

did the start on the second try, the rest found easy

Hidden ?/Apr/09 AltLd
Adam Potter 30/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Looking forward to going direct up the link next time.

Hidden 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Simon Davenport 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Started up the link, got pumped and didn't have the right cam to protect(Brian left them at home) so finally went into congo corner and eventually led but with a bit of a fight!

with Brian and Dave
GPN 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S
with Annette
Dave Foster 31/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Not sure if I traversed back right on the correct break, used the top one. Suspect it's easier but more run out than using lower one. Gear was very spaced but never felt urgent (high wire is very high!). Really satisfying route.

with Andy
plain kitten ??/2009 Lead
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead
BRUCESTRAC ??/2009 -
gordonday ??/2009 2nd
Thinker01 ??/2009 -
Sal37 ??/2009 Lead O/S
bwestwood ??/2009 2nd O/S
Goose4 ??/2009 -
Conor1 11/Dec/08 2nd

Great route, deserves top50 status, and pretty hard for HVS

with Danny Carden
Dunx 06/Dec/08 Lead rpt
with Adam
Hidden 27/Sep/08 2nd O/S
whiting.jp 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Hard! The initial section is stupidly pumpy and taxing despite appearences. Spent ages on the rest of the route because I could never quite de-pump. It just goes on and on and on. Was very very happy to reach the top when I did. Rather good in hindsight though.

with jamesca
tommytwotone 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Shauna 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S


Hidden 18/Sep/08 2nd
SteveM 10/Sep/08 2nd rpt

Clive had led The Link but the wind blew the rope onto the line of Congo Corner so I went with the flow.

with Clive
Hidden ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Andrew Sloan 23/Aug/08 Lead O/S
SteveMyatt 15/Aug/08 Lead dnf

Fell off upper crux. Gear held, but fractured calcaneum. Now proud owner of purple cast.

with Ka Kei Ho
givemetea 25/Jul/08 2nd dog
with Craig Jenkins
Alfredo ?/Jul/08 2nd
with Ben H
b.hayley ?/Jul/08 Lead
Sam W 28/Jun/08 2nd
with Carl Reilly
Julia Chatterton 24/May/08 2nd

Not sure I enjoyed this climb 'til after I had finished it! Strange arm-jam and then mantleshelf move near the top.

with Will
pimpy 18/May/08 2nd
AndyL 18/May/08 Lead O/S

first hvs lead

with Will
Hidden 15/May/08 2nd dnf
Hidden 15/May/08 Lead rpt
Twisty 11/May/08 Lead O/S

Really nice, quite awkward initial crack, but nice moves, well protected enough.

with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 11/May/08 2nd dog
Hidden 10/May/08 Lead dnf
mic_b 09/May/08 Lead O/S
gnc760 06/May/08 Lead O/S
with Rose Williams
Rose Williams 06/May/08 2nd
with Gareth
Hidden 04/Apr/08 2nd
IanJackson 17/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/08 Lead O/S
dicky79 09/Feb/08 Lead dnf
with Nicola
lowersharpnose 01/Jan/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Jim Walton ??/2008 -
joese7en ??/2008 Lead O/S
Phill Mitch ??/2008 Lead O/S
with reapey
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
KKilroy ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Emma Clarke
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ?/Dec/07 2nd
nigel pearson 25/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Robin
Hidden 17/Oct/07 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Oct/07 Lead O/S
SteveM 30/Sep/07 2nd rpt
with Tobs
endless winter 30/Sep/07 2nd
with Toby Jackson
roberto18 06/Sep/07 Lead

a fantastic route, forgot my number 4 friend and had to pull the rope up to get it.

with Dad (Mike Bridges)
mike bridges 06/Sep/07 2nd rpt

Rob got to the end of "the tanganyika traverse" then realised he needed a large "friend" to protect the mantleshelf. a good 5 or 10 minutes elapsed with Rob lowering down one of the ropes for me to tie the friend on and Rob haul it back up,all done with one hand of course! He finished in fine style for another top lead.

jude s ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with G Fry
barni 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Glyn
Glyn 17/Aug/07 2nd
with Barni
mje1398 28/Jul/07 2nd dog
with John M
tatz45 27/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Quentin O'Brien
Ed Babs 09/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Tim W 07/Jul/07 2nd O/S
craig d 29/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Simon Kincaid
Hidden 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S
Mark Stevenson 26/May/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Iggy_B 23/May/07 2nd O/S
with Adam M
JWB 30/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Lucy Adams
Hidden 25/Apr/07 2nd dnf
fizzy_elephant 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Nick Fletcher
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead rpt
craig matheson ?/Apr/07 Solo
Hidden 27/Mar/07 TR O/S
Coel Hellier 18/Feb/07 Lead
Graeme Hammond 06/Feb/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
tommytuffa ??/2007 -
Rowansb ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 -
Mike_Hayes ??/2007 Lead O/S
tumbling wizard ??/2007 -
Hidden ?/Nov/06 Lead
Jim Vach 12/Oct/06 Lead
with Oli Lyon
OffshoreAndy 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Skell
Hidden 16/Sep/06 Lead O/S
shoulders 09/Sep/06 Lead
with pete lewis
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 07/Sep/06 Lead rpt
with Rebecca
SecretSquirrel 07/Sep/06 2nd
with steve
TonyF 01/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Alistair Gordon
01wills ?/Sep/06 2nd O/S

good climb

with luke williams
Skell ?/Sep/06 Lead O/S
dpurf 18/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Patrick
John Marsland 05/Aug/06 Lead
Hidden 04/Aug/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/06 Lead
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 02/Jul/06 Solo O/S
Sankey 02/Jul/06 2nd O/S
with Luke
chrissloan84 24/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Stu
trekkie 18/Jun/06 Lead

Crux moves fine if strenuous but final reach below the horn impossible for the short. Tip - stand on your helmet.

with Justine
Fraser13 13/Jun/06 -
Nicos 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/May/06 Lead O/S
Stig 04/Apr/06 Lead rpt
with Les
Hidden 04/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 01/Apr/06 Lead
paul79 ??/2006 Lead
Sidekick ??/2006 Lead O/S
SteveM ??/2006 Lead
with Tobs
adam carless ??/2006 -
ArnaudG ??/2006 -
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden 11/Dec/05 2nd
RichardMc 16/Oct/05 Lead
with Angel Vila, John Evans
Hidden ?/Oct/05 2nd O/S
Si dH 21/Sep/05 Lead rpt
with Neil Furniss
French Erick 04/Sep/05 AltLd
Dave Kerr 03/Sep/05 AltLd
with Erick Baillot
Owen W-G 01/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Aug/05 2nd
LankyPaddy 15/Jul/05 2nd O/S
with Alistair Ross
Budge 14/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates
Ben Bransby 23/Jun/05 Solo
Hedley 11/Jun/05 2nd dog
with Reuben
richgibson ?/May/05 Lead O/S
Stig 10/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
dicky79 ??/2005 2nd O/S
with Mike Bottomley
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
Rik Dawes ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/04 Lead
mike fenwick ?/Sep/04 Lead
with Paul Bridges
ukb & bmc shark 19/Aug/04 Solo rpt
Hidden 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 01/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
SMc ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Anne
Brown 07/Jun/04 Lead
John Marsland 01/May/04 2nd
with Allen Newby
leon ?/May/04 Lead O/S

every bit of this route is brilliant

Hidden ??/2004 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd rpt
DubyaJamesDubya 03/May/03 Lead O/S
with Ian Smith
dannyboy83 ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Paz ?/Apr/03 Lead
with MH
Different Steve ?/Mar/03 Lead O/S
with Rupert Holbrook
max_chan ??/2003 2nd O/S
with Warren
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead
Phil West 11/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Gus 06/Aug/02 Lead O/S
with ben rouse
Hidden 25/Jul/02 Lead RP
andybirtwistle 17/Jul/02 2nd
lithos 17/Jul/02 Lead O/S
karly54 06/Jul/02 2nd O/S
with Peter Goodwin
Hidden 06/Jul/02 Lead
A Crook 04/Jul/02 2nd
with Pat Boothman
cem 08/Jun/02 Lead O/S


Hidden ?/Jun/02 2nd O/S
Chris the Tall ?/May/02 2nd
with Neil Brown
Hidden 01/Apr/02 2nd
Mark Davies PK ?/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with sean dark matter
John Andrew Simpson ??/2002 2nd O/S
with Alex Lai
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 Lead O/S
bigphil 31/Jul/01 Lead
with Toby
Hidden 12/May/01 Lead
duncan 06/May/01 Lead rpt
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
Hidden ??/2001 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2001 -
agagsgrot ?/Oct/00 2nd O/S
with Pete
Hidden 10/Aug/00 Lead O/S
antroy 12/Jul/00 Lead
Pete Nugent 09/Jul/00 Lead
Ropeboy 08/Jun/00 Lead
Hidden ?/May/00 Lead
Hidden 19/Mar/00 2nd O/S
sadams 11/Feb/00 Lead
with unseconded
nige ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Boy ??/2000 -
JamesP ??/2000 Lead
haydng ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/99 2nd
John Pickles 14/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with John Short
Obi-Wan is lost... 26/Jun/99 Lead
with Nick
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/1999 -
Simon Pearce ??/1999 -
buxtoncoffeelover 19/Aug/98 Lead
CrashMat Rob 16/May/98 Lead O/S
with Martin Smith, Nicky
Hidden 02/May/98 2nd O/S
roncaves 28/Mar/98 Lead
with Dave Taylor
r0b 14/Mar/98 Lead β
with Ian Huyton
skygodley 10/Jan/98 Lead O/S
Just Another Dave ??/1998 Lead O/S
ajc 13/Dec/97 2nd dnf
The Reaper 28/Sep/97 Lead O/S
alex_th 21/Sep/97 2nd
with Stephen Lumb
smudge 30/May/97 Lead O/S
with Frank
Hidden 25/May/97 Lead O/S
chris sm ?/May/97 AltLd O/S
with Andy Gill
Hidden ?/Feb/97 Lead
Jon Read ??/1997 Lead O/S
JonBray ??/1997 Lead O/S
andrew300169 ?/Nov/96 Lead O/S
with Tim Pom
martroberts 13/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 22/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Scott McRae 21/Apr/96 Lead O/S
with Graham Proctor
RossG123 ??/1996 Solo
phardman ??/1996 -
Martin Bennett 21/Oct/95 -
with Jerry Evans
Hidden 23/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Gordon Stainforth 23/Jul/95 2nd
with Steve Dean
iskra2000 19/Jul/95 2nd
with Andy Bunnage
nai ??/1995 2nd
rob.grafton 08/May/94 Lead
with Terry, Tim, Bruce
Hidden ??/1994 Solo
Mick King 13/Aug/93 Lead
with Simon Walsh
Iain Thow 01/Aug/93 2nd
with Bill Wright
cragspud ?/Jun/93 Lead
ste_d 21/May/93 2nd O/S
with mik
nokishatov 01/May/93 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
daprince ?/Oct/92 2nd
Steve Crowe 27/Sep/92 Lead O/S
with KM
K1 ?/Jul/92 -
Hidden ?/May/92 Lead O/S
WB ??/1992 Lead O/S
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 06/Oct/91 Lead O/S
with Sandra
Chris Ellis 09/Sep/91 2nd
with Paul Farmer
samt 05/Sep/91 Lead

with cassa and will taylor also

with Dad
Roget 23/Jun/91 Solo O/S
mattnuttall 21/Jun/91 Solo O/S
with Alan Holden
Hidden 16/Mar/91 Lead O/S
SteveB_NWUK_99 ??/1991 Lead O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1991 -
Adrian Daniels 14/Oct/90 2nd
with Ian Goldsmith
Billg ?/Sep/90 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
NickJH ?/May/90 Lead dnf
with J Hirst, I Smith
NickJH ?/May/90 Lead
with J Hirst, I Smith
michael burrows 17/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with steve williams
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
surfbish ?/Aug/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Feb/89 Lead
nigehughes ?/Jul/88 Lead
with Conrad Basker
Hidden 21/May/88 2nd
Hidden ??/1988 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/87 Lead
Hidden 23/May/87 2nd O/S
Tom V 20/May/87 2nd
with Mark Darwin
Hidden 29/Nov/86 Lead
Hidden ?/Sep/86 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/86 Lead O/S
wynaptomos ?/Jul/86 Lead O/S
adriandesouza ?/Jun/86 Lead O/S
GordonHart ??/1986 Lead
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
Tim Bateman 29/Sep/85 2nd
Hidden 21/Sep/85 2nd
Rob Davies ?/Sep/85 2nd
with Tony Welsh
Hidden 17/May/85 Lead
Hidden 16/May/85 2nd
John Marsland 16/Apr/85 Lead
with George Shaw
sadams 31/Mar/85 Lead
Ian Clare ??/1985 -
Paul Clarke ??/1985 Lead
with FMC
ukb & bmc shark 06/May/84 2nd O/S
with Simon Matthews
Ken Taylor 16/Aug/83 AltLd
with Andy Chadwick, Richard Langthorp
Hidden 25/Sep/82 Lead
stp 06/Jun/82 Solo

Lead before in July 81

Ian Clare ??/1982 -
Nic Robinson 15/Aug/81 Lead O/S
with Dave Oddy
Andy Nicholson ?/May/81 Lead O/S
with Chez
jon 02/Nov/80 Lead
with Elaine
duncan ?/Oct/80 Solo O/S
duncan ?/Oct/80 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Sep/80 Lead O/S
charlesmfrench 22/Jun/80 Lead O/S
Mark Kemball 24/May/80 2nd
with Steve Finch
Andy Stephenson 26/Apr/80 Lead O/S
Hammy 23/Feb/80 2nd
with Jules Taylor
uphillnow ??/1980 Lead

Most recent lead 13/6/2015

Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
mike bridges 14/Jun/79 Lead

Brilliant route,one of the best ever,tough committing but what a joy to climb!

andy gittins ??/1979 -
tmawer 21/Oct/78 Lead O/S
with Matt Boyer
Hidden ?/Apr/78 -
Chris Terrey ??/1978 -
with Pete Hevezi, Mike O'Brien
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1978 -
with Dorothy Bogg, John Bogg
Hidden 05/Aug/77 Lead
Hidden 15/Jul/77 2nd O/S
Derek Ryden ??/1976 Lead O/S
with Martin Smith
GeoffG 10/Aug/75 Lead
with tony bowker
Dave Musgrove 14/Jul/73 Lead
Canyak ??/1973 -
clanger ??/1972 -
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
mikej 03/Jul/67 2nd
with Geoff Williams
mikej 26/Jun/66 Lead dnf

Got onto the ledge below the spike, but the rope was jamming and my last runner (a threaded chockstone) was out of sight round the corner on the left.

with Geoff Williams
mikej 26/Jun/66 TR
with Geoff Williams
Hidden 22/May/65 TR
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