Rockfax Description
Keep as near as possible to the centre of the slab left of Heather Wall, with the odd runner in that route. It is a grade or two harder without these. © Rockfax

FA. Castle Mountaineering Club members 1970s 15/Jun/1975

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

charley 17/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Without side runners. Got an okay looking micro-wire in then a cam in the back of the pocket. Guidebook suggested E2 but felt more E1. Nice route with some good slab climbing.

with Jack
Harry Ellis 26/Oct/16 2nd
Steven Andrews 26/Oct/16 Lead
Hidden 25/Oct/16 2nd
fuzzysheep01 15/Oct/16 2nd O/S
MusicalMountaineer 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S

One runner in Heather Wall, apart from that, nice route! Worth at least 1 star!

with Joe
Capricorn One 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Fiona
AlistairBerridge 08/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Tom Comb
CraigOsborne 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

nice moves, shame about the eliminate nature

nigel bassam 08/Oct/16 2nd
with Graham/peri
Mike W 03/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Bec_ahrens7113 24/Sep/16 TR
AlistairBerridge 13/Sep/16 Lead dog

Really enjoyed this, although kept coming on on the second to last move. Need to return in cooler temperatures

with Zach Cater, Sarah Fong
kermit_uk 10/Sep/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/16 2nd
babymoac 27/Jul/16 2nd
with Arun, MTW & Alexander
Hidden 17/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Capricorn One 05/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with Frances Coles
Hidden 05/Jul/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 02/Jul/16 Lead
Fiona Hughes 02/Jul/16 2nd
with SP
Sam McCarthy 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S

had a side runner

Hidden 26/Jun/16 2nd
Mike505 26/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jun/16 2nd
MJLangley 13/Jun/16 Lead O/S
jules1990 05/Jun/16 TR O/S
with Martyn , Richard Hill
SDM 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Felt harder/more committing than The Big Crack. There's a bomber placement on the slab to protect the crux if you have the right gear...

with Jos, Rich
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead O/S
caradoc 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with emma v.
petegruf 29/May/16 TR
Hidden 04/May/16 TR
cragsman9000 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Didn't use any side runners in Heather Wall, so only ended up placing two bad pieces at mid height.

with Neil
bob_cbr 24/Apr/16 2nd
mike8331 17/Apr/16 Lead
with dave endicott
BnB 17/Apr/16 -
pauldrew 17/Apr/16 2nd
with Kevin Sales
Jim Slater 10/Apr/16 Solo rpt

Seconded with Antonio felt good with great friction, so decided to zip up it on solo.

with Antonio
Hidden 10/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Antonio Ferra ?/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Abu777 25/Mar/16 Lead dog

First HVS - fell twice on the upper slab but bomber gear. Got up it eventually

with Johnny Briggs, Andrew Stelmach
Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Fraser hill-casey 25/Mar/16 2nd rpt
emgroves 25/Mar/16 Lead
evenL 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
MrFantastic 20/Mar/16 Solo dnf
mapperley samurai 27/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with James Baker
RussB ??/2016 Lead O/S
with Pete Crawforth , Alex H
dr_botnik 25/Nov/15 Lead dnf

Not climbing well today. Found a micro wire/cam in pockets, also used plenty of side runners but still ended up grabbing crack.

the power 25/Nov/15 2nd
with Paul Hy, rob
Paul Hy 25/Nov/15 2nd rpt
Nigel Coe 13/Oct/15 2nd
with Amnon
gaz3212 08/Oct/15 TR O/S
John Nuttall 01/Oct/15 2nd
with Coel
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
vigroovian 13/Sep/15 TR O/S

I could imagine needing runners in Heather Wall route next door if climbing lead as is pretty delicate and very little gear otherwise. Its a really nice feeling slab as its slow moving delicate commiting standups relying on friction - classic grit slab. Opinions at the crag varied - some found it a relatively hassle free climb others judged it well above the grade.

with Ellie Cotterill
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead dnf
kez1 ?/Sep/15 2nd
with Andrew Boardman
Hidden 29/Aug/15 Lead O/S
adam clarke 13/Aug/15 2nd

Seconded after Si led Heather Wall

with Si
JenShelley 09/Aug/15 Lead O/S

With one side runner half way up the main slab

with Bern, Tony
martinbettridge06 30/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
dashby 04/Jul/15 2nd dnf

deviated onto Heather Wall on the last 2 moves. Grrr.

with Dave Prime
David Henchliffe 24/Jun/15 2nd
with Jon C, Dave Bankart
Hidden 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Capricorn One 23/Jun/15 Lead

Side runner in the top part of Heather Wall, and a good job too!Nice sliding fall one move from the top.

with Nina
guy757 10/Jun/15 -
adamre12 07/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S
pimpy 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Quite possibly cheated near the end, don't especially care

with Jade, Greta
DaveB61 03/Jun/15 TR
with David Henchliffe, John Corbett
JEP 30/May/15 Lead rpt
giuly 24/May/15 TR
with Xose' Portela, Robin Oliver
stevelismore 21/May/15 Lead O/S

Used three runners in Heather Wall. Top section very delicate indeed.

with jason king pcc
jon22 16/May/15 Lead
manxclare 16/May/15 2nd
with jon22
cpoad 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Stefan J
Gav Williams 04/May/15 2nd
with Catherine Elliott
Nick_Merriman 02/May/15 Lead O/S

Three side runners in Heather Wall.

tcn_2002 19/Apr/15 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd O/S
mjeffery 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Steve
gazfellows 22/Mar/15 Lead

I'd say the crux move is more 5b! We'll done Nic. Great route, definitely worth a star or 2..

with Nic
Jimbo C 02/Jan/15 2nd
with Jon
jonhowson 02/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Having to place runners on Heather Wall really detracts from the quality of the route which is a shame as it's a decent slab.

with Jimbo
FelixJT ??/2015 Solo
with alex brighton
Hidden 01/Nov/14 2nd rpt
9fingerjon 01/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Matt
rurp 26/Oct/14 TR rpt

More great tiptoeing from the kids

with emma rowland, ben rowland
Hidden 25/Oct/14 Lead β
MSchobitz 25/Oct/14 Lead dnf

Very nice and tricky slab. More like 5b though. A lot of smearing on small pebbles, pulling on a small slopey rail and a far reach leads to a couple of bad pockets - which I avoided as soon as I saw how bad they were. Slapped for the crack instead and bailed from the last move. Had 3 side runners, making it safe enough.

ashtond6 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
DaveB61 05/Oct/14 Lead
jshields 05/Oct/14 2nd


bendevonport 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
NickJH 05/Oct/14 2nd
AndyPagett 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Bit thin on holds on the top slab. Bit of a pebble as a foothold and nowt much else.

with Julian Sorrell, John Maxfield
john max 14/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 16/Aug/14 2nd rpt

Hannah led up Heather Wall. I seconded up this.

Hidden 05/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Julia Chatterton 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rick, Frannie
Stroppy 20/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Used 3 side runners in Heather Crack

with Richard Lizzimore
rfdl100 20/Jul/14 2nd
ned_85 30/Jun/14 2nd
Jack Loftus 30/Jun/14 Lead
with Ned
Sam Husband 11/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Tom
tombushell 11/Jun/14 Lead
batterj2 08/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Ricky Nos
climbingrick 08/Jun/14 Lead O/S
ClemB 14/May/14 2nd
Hidden 14/May/14 Lead dnf
Dan Vaj 04/May/14 Lead O/S
Robertgiddy 17/Apr/14 Lead
saffy 15/Apr/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S
GLO 13/Apr/14 2nd
WillDoyle 01/Apr/14 Solo
robw007 24/Mar/14 Lead O/S

No side runners - good green alien in top pocket - felt E2!

Matt Cooke 23/Mar/14 Lead O/S

No side runners

with Sam Taylor
mrchewy 20/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Mar/14 2nd rpt
Lilla Horvath 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Will
Jack Loftus 12/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 10/Mar/14 Lead
Markheighton 10/Mar/14 2nd
withey1992 10/Mar/14 2nd
Hidden 22/Feb/14 2nd rpt
GLO 22/Feb/14 Lead
jimbonfire 16/Feb/14 -
SPK06 02/Jan/14 Lead
with tony
Alfie Conn ??/2014 -
mileshill540 ??/2014 Solo
Hidden 29/Dec/13 TR
Paul Hy 26/Nov/13 Lead β

on Phil's gear.

with Phil T
the power 26/Nov/13 Lead rpt

Probably a bit off route

with Paul Hy
Hidden ?/Nov/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 18/Oct/13 Lead O/S
dannyboy83 06/Oct/13 Solo O/S
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
mike.moss 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Ackroyd
Hidden 25/Sep/13 Lead O/S
SPD224 22/Sep/13 2nd
with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Martin Smith
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Sep/13 2nd
HimTiggins 07/Sep/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Aug/13 2nd
jimbonfire 19/Aug/13 Lead
Hardcore Pat 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Jules Lane 13/Aug/13 TR
with Mynydd Colin
AnniH 11/Aug/13 2nd β
with Gwilym
gavster 08/Aug/13 -
with dave 1
gavster 08/Aug/13 -
with dave 1
mapperley samurai 08/Aug/13 2nd

Some very fine moves.

davidalcock 08/Aug/13 Lead dnf

Bit of a mess. Went up Ratbag, then Cmc with side runners, then leapt off the last moves into a layback at the top of Heather Wall! Oh well...

with Gavin, mapperley samurai
Paul Hy 11/Jul/13 Lead dnf

failed at last move and escaped up Heather Wall. it was mega hot and hands were sweating.

with Ken N
davewsargent ?/Jul/13 2nd
with pete bush, andy neath
hodge192 ?/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Double Knee Bar 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 24/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Tried it without the side runner...a tad too scary.

with Maia
Hidden 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
pebbles 26/May/13 2nd
Hidden 21/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/May/13 Lead rpt
shaun walby 06/May/13 Lead rpt
with al Jackson
al jackson 06/May/13 2nd
sishaw 03/May/13 Lead
John Nuttall 03/May/13 2nd
with Simon
Hidden 27/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden 27/Apr/13 2nd O/S
al123 24/Apr/13 Solo
Hidden 21/Apr/13 TR O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead
simonp ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Annelies Sarrazyn
harold walmsley 05/Mar/13 Lead rpt
with Colin Struthers
Hidden 03/Mar/13 TR O/S
JdotP 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
with Mr Sparkles
Hidden 05/Jan/13 2nd O/S
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Wayne S 02/Dec/12 Lead β
with saffy
saffy 02/Dec/12 2nd
with Wayne S
Ragingpossum 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Nice climb that is ruined by how easy it is to escape from. Definitely wouldn't have done it without using a few side runners though.

sting 05/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with kwaidy
kwaidy 05/Nov/12 2nd β
Hidden 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/12 TR O/S
Fraser hill-casey 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Interesting! c/os with two side runners

Hidden 18/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 14/Oct/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S
andybenham 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Worthwhile for the moves even though its contrived

Gareth 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Andrew
deacondeacon 03/Oct/12 Lead O/S

No side runners and I didnt put gear in the low flake, no way would that hold a fall. got a couple of sketchy micro-cams in towards the top. I reckon a tri-cam would fit in the top pocket. nice route although a bit eliminate and E2 felt pretty spot on.

Simonj 03/Oct/12 2nd O/S
with woodsy
woodsy 03/Oct/12 Lead
with si
James Oswald 03/Oct/12 2nd RP

Cool route, having done it before.

with deacon
pebbles 08/Sep/12 Lead

one side runner, and didnt use a runner in the flake this time as folk have pointed out it flexes!

with paul
lithos 05/Sep/12 Lead

the flake at 1/2 height takes a friend 0 but is WELL LOOSE and moves alarmingly. Cam at the top in HW and found it quite hard but used a silly sequence. Coldnt see the footholds for the trees (so to speak)

with Dave Shield, Peri
pebbles 01/Sep/12 Lead rpt

one side runner.

Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Coel Hellier 01/Sep/12 Lead
oddtoast 01/Sep/12 2nd
with pebbles
rfdl100 22/Aug/12 2nd rpt
with Simon Waters
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Rachel Slater 09/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Olli-C 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Greasy when its 24 degrees

j.buckley87 30/Jul/12 2nd
Hidden 29/Jul/12 TR rpt
victim of mathematics 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt

With a little more grace than last time. Still just about 5b though.

dpmUK 15/Jul/12 Lead dog
with Rich
John Lewis 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Maureen
the power 14/Jun/12 2nd
with ken
Hidden 26/May/12 2nd O/S
sambosanquet101 20/May/12 Lead
pldarch 20/May/12 2nd
with Sam
harold walmsley 08/May/12 Lead rpt

With side runners

with Colin Struthers
Hidden 06/May/12 Lead
Hidden 28/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Climbster 24/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 24/Apr/12 2nd β
with Matt
Hidden 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
chrisbussell 17/Apr/12 Lead
with Tim O'Neill
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ed woods 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
windle 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dave89 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Dave C
mattshort 18/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Dave Rumney 09/Mar/12 2nd
eel 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
SteveM 19/Feb/12 Lead
with Kat
kitkat78 19/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with SteveM
Tala M 15/Feb/12 2nd O/S
matthomas79 15/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Managed to stay as close to the centre for the crux over lap, found this easier than the top slab where I stayed just right of centre and used a lucky pebble/crystal as a foot hold. 3 runners in HW, placing the gear on the upper slab and moving back into position felt precarious. Felt harder than 3 pebble slab.

with Tala M
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
stratandrew 26/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Colin Maddison
victim of mathematics 25/Nov/11 Lead O/S

5b in the definitive guide, which made me feel better about sketching up the crux like an idiot.

James Oswald 25/Nov/11 2nd O/S

Lovely, as good as the first time.

with Colin Angus
Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead dog
LisaA 15/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Jack, Alistair
AlistairB 15/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Lisa
Tony Holdsworth 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Gear in Heather Wall

with keltie Moore, Dan Holdsworth
Peakpdr 22/Sep/11 Lead

No side runners

with Ben
rockmaverick ?/Sep/11 2nd O/S

loads of fun - having started up the crack and got to the ledge step left and look for the undercut to help you up on to the slab .....lean off break on the left and push up

with Emma Fennel, Johnboy Buchan
al123 09/Aug/11 2nd rpt
with gavin
Hidden 08/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Joris.Roulleau 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Vic Odell
alj 17/Jul/11 2nd
with leon skeldon
leon 17/Jul/11 Lead rpt

with side runners. i think this would be a much better solo than lead if you are upto it.

JEP 12/Jul/11 Lead β
Andy Hardy 12/Jul/11 2nd
Barry D 12/Jul/11 Lead
with Andy H
Mike Bayley 03/Jul/11 TR O/S

Top section of slab after Richard led Heather wall

with Richard Spencer
DanC1985 02/Jul/11 TR O/S
paulwaterhouse 26/Jun/11 Solo O/S
NoelleG 24/Jun/11 TR
with Adele Pennington
David Kay 11/Jun/11 TR
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
London Luke ?/Jun/11 2nd
M_Robinson ?/Jun/11 TR O/S
with Ian Robinson
markhilton 27/May/11 Lead O/S
al123 25/May/11 Solo O/S

BMC guide says E2 without side runners and i did it solo so i will take the E2... thank you.

jshields 18/May/11 Lead
with Robin Stiffin, Ed James
Robin S 18/May/11 2nd O/S

Followed leader, nice smearing, felt a little precarious in places.

graphiclunarkid 11/May/11 2nd O/S

Adam lead Heather Wall then I took the opportunity to second this rather than following his line. Good footwork practice for Sunset and Three Pebble Slabs!

adam carless 11/May/11 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/11 TR O/S
AMarchant 18/Apr/11 Solo O/S

Definately insistent on not using side runners.

Hidden 17/Apr/11 TR O/S
jack89 14/Apr/11 2nd β

felt like I did lots of slabby stuff then escaped out right for the hardest bit, a scary lead....

with Jake
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S

Nice but effectively a top rope. Great friction on top half of slab. Could lead with gear in the crack to the right

Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead rpt
simonwaters5 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with vic odell, Richard Lizzimore
rfdl100 03/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Vic O'dell, Simon Waters
masa-alpin 02/Apr/11 TR rpt

Doug lead Heather Wall and belayed us.

with Matt S, Luke A, Rob, Doug S, Zoe Pic
Anthony Dixon 27/Mar/11 Lead dog
with Ben
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd
Liam Bateman 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Wayne Murphy, Alan Mountford
hotfeet 27/Mar/11 Lead

Side runner

Graeme Hammond 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S

with side runners at HVS placed from the route, would be far too artificial not too. Long arms probably helped, though blindly placed. Few nice moves but far too escapable and close to Heather Wall for a decent line, 2stars in the new BMC guide is a joke. Poor climb!! 3rd crap evening in a row!!

donkster 23/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with ki
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Solo dnf
Ky ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Donk
Hidden 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Jim Malo 09/Jan/11 Lead dnf
with Putt
highlux 26/Nov/10 Solo O/S
SteveM 13/Nov/10 2nd
with Kat
kitkat78 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Considered leaving out the side runners for the E-point, then wished I hadn't stopped to think about it. Took the HVS with a single side-runner before the last couple of moves. Good fun.

with SteveM
AlexxelA ?/Nov/10 2nd O/S

Wonderful teetering joy

with Stephen Connelly
Lenny 17/Oct/10 TR O/S
with Paul
climbing_wiggy 17/Oct/10 TR β

think this route would feel more like E2 on lead. felt harder than sundowner, which i've also top-roped

with Leon
Hidden 09/Oct/10 2nd
The Mountain Goat 09/Oct/10 Lead rpt

Cheated placing high runners in the crack

James Oswald 06/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Felt easy for HVS. I used several side runners in Heather wall. Really nice moves! Now for TPS...

with Schaff
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd rpt
Ky ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Crucko
pebbles 18/Sep/10 Lead
with donal
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
twodada 18/Sep/10 2nd
with NJSharp
Andy Peak 1 17/Sep/10 Lead
with dan
Keendan 17/Sep/10 2nd O/S
with Andy
Jim Malo 10/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Barry
fatbuoybazza 10/Aug/10 TR O/S
with jim, TimG
Hidden 10/Aug/10 2nd rpt
Jonathan Hall 07/Aug/10 2nd
edmitchell 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
andrea83 21/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Very good, would def give it a star or two. Graeme had lead the route next to it which I'd done before so decided to do this instead.

teflonpete 18/Jul/10 TR O/S

Bob lead Heather Wall and C.M.C looked like more fun. One to lead in future.

with Bob
ajc 17/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Dizz 11/Jul/10 Lead
with jt
Harri777 11/Jul/10 2nd
with Naomi
NB Pixel 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S

First HVS- bloody brilliant!

with Harri!
Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd O/S
spragglerocks 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
Lumbering Oaf 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

A bit of a weird climb and not as 'fun' as Three Pebble Slab ;)

Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd O/S
PenJD 01/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Jackie Bernardi
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 31/May/10 Lead O/S
with Adam W
alexrankine30 28/May/10 Lead dog

one fall from the top slab. got it second go

with Dad
tall paul 27/May/10 2nd
with Rob T
pebbles 16/May/10 Lead O/S

rather a lot of side runners

Kirk 16/May/10 2nd
with Peri
Hidden 15/May/10 TR O/S
Hidden 15/May/10 2nd
outtathaway 04/May/10 Lead O/S
Peakpdr 04/May/10 2nd
Hidden 04/May/10 -
Hidden 28/Apr/10 Lead O/S
braders94 24/Apr/10 2nd O/S
James Oakes 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
spqr 14/Apr/10 TR dog
with Richard
Mr Powly 14/Apr/10 Lead
with Rozzy
joese7en 10/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Jennyvs 04/Apr/10 2nd
Chris Craggs 21/Mar/10 2nd

Years and years since I last did it. Devious but pleasant. Four side runners.

with Steve Cunnington
Ahab ??/2010 Lead O/S
RM199 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Pete Horn 31/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Charles
peter myers ?/Oct/09 TR
gw66 22/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 19/Sep/09 2nd O/S
gnc760 19/Sep/09 Solo O/S
JM 18/Sep/09 Solo
with Andrew Stripp
Pelleas 13/Sep/09 2nd
with John S., Norman
donkster 05/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 05/Sep/09 2nd O/S
The Bad Cough 05/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Christian Minett
Hidden 05/Sep/09 TR O/S
dean79 30/Aug/09 2nd
simonw1 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with becky, marc and sharon
RichardMc 16/Aug/09 2nd
with Dave Langmead
AlistairB 14/Aug/09 Solo O/S
erica 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S

With 2 side runners

with John
John Brayshaw 18/Jul/09 2nd rpt
with Erica
Lou Kennedy 10/Jul/09 Lead
willson 01/Jul/09 2nd
with chris
jsrous 09/Jun/09 Lead
with Oli Burrows, Matt Sharpe
Hidden 02/Jun/09 2nd O/S
benkelsey 29/May/09 Lead O/S
r.greaves 24/May/09 2nd
with Natalie Davies
lost.arrow 24/May/09 -
with Emma Veitch
iceicebaby 23/May/09 2nd O/S

Sam tried to do this without the side runner, but if you muff it its a groundfall, so ended up with a cam in the nextdoor route. Sensible! Very bold without. A flake on the left as you join the bold section of slab was probably once a good nut/cam placement, but now is loose and only good as a hold! A fall onto this would take the whole thing off.

cat22 09/May/09 2nd O/S
with Mike
shaun walby 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

cheeky side runner low down.

with Neil R
neilfish 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Adam1973 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Alex
bobpilgrem 15/Apr/09 TR O/S
with Bob/Tom
Hidden 15/Apr/09 Lead
Bill Lawrence 12/Apr/09 Lead
with andy lawrence
Hidden 11/Apr/09 -
mel holmes 08/Apr/09 2nd
with Alex@home
Hidden 03/Apr/09 Lead O/S
overexposure 21/Mar/09 2nd O/S

Started on Heather wall, but diverted to CMC slab for more challenge to test footwork on gritstone. Interesting!

Chris Sansum 15/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Dan Gibson
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd
catblack ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
gazfellows 21/Feb/09 Lead
sdht ??/2009 -
Wayne S ??/2009 -
jimbonfire ??/2009 -
Hidden 22/Nov/08 Lead dnf
Hidden 29/Oct/08 2nd
bridget143 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S

With side runners in crack.

with Nicos
Hidden 12/Oct/08 2nd rpt
rob wmc 12/Oct/08 Lead rpt
with Alex WW & Alan
MD 11/Oct/08 Lead
with James H
tumbling wizard ?/Oct/08 -
Mattyk 28/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Without side-runners.. nice top moive protected by a yellow alien in pocket so fairly safe, lower runners nut in flake to left.. think it moves (the flake that is) :S

with Anni
Em66 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
with MUMC
Hidden 27/Sep/08 TR O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Dux 19/Sep/08 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/08 Lead O/S
adam carless 17/Aug/08 Lead rpt
PenJD 10/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Heather Swift
Diggler 02/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Pope Paul
scullymammoth 25/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Nigel
The Mountain Goat 14/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Keith Spence
Hidden 05/Jun/08 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/May/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/May/08 2nd
Hidden 05/May/08 Lead
jimjimmyjimjim 03/May/08 Lead O/S

No side runners, just one cam a third of the way up...

mel holmes 10/Apr/08 Lead
with Tony Reed
gb83 08/Mar/08 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Solo
Jim Slater 17/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Feb/08 Solo
Jamie Light 10/Feb/08 2nd O/S
simonw1 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Al and Ralph
Allan Watson 10/Feb/08 2nd
with Si and Ralph
Dom Whillans ?/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with jamie light
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
richyg ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
SteWatkins ??/2008 -
Hidden 01/Dec/07 2nd
john lynch 25/Nov/07 TR
with rich armour
Caralynh 04/Nov/07 Lead RP

Jez belayed, Dan seconded

Reds 04/Nov/07 2nd
with Graham
Hidden 04/Nov/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Nov/07 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/07 TR O/S
mic_b 26/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with mrsbate & Fruitcake72
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead
duzinga 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
with Pete
chrisclimber_1986 15/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Luke Lindsay
Katya 11/Jul/07 2nd
with Iain
JonBray 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S

No side runners used - just dubious micro gear in the centre of the slab.

Hidden 07/Jul/07 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead O/S
edmitchell 17/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Kai climbed heather wall, I did the slab, having to move in and out of HW to take the runners out

with kai ren
climber130887 23/May/07 TR O/S
with ella and claire
SecretSquirrel 29/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Jonnie
Rampikino 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Cat
Si dH 28/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 18/Apr/07 Lead
jonnie3430 ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
John Pickles 25/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/07 Lead
Hidden 17/Mar/07 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/07 Lead O/S
popebenedictus 11/Mar/07 2nd dog
with Paul Mealor
coffeepot 11/Mar/07 2nd
with jelaby
reg_measures 27/Jan/07 Solo O/S
perfectlynormalbeast 14/Jan/07 2nd O/S

Leader did Holly Crack, decided to go up C.M.C. Slab for the fun.

with paul_d
A Crook 14/Jan/07 2nd
Dom Whillans ??/2007 Lead O/S
davetigger ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 -
Adrian Eggleton 30/Dec/06 Lead dog

slipped twice off upper slab, second time bent ankle badly - but finished it.

simon parish 30/Dec/06 2nd
Hidden 02/Dec/06 2nd
9fingerjon 02/Dec/06 Lead
with Matt
Col Allott 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with Alex Sturrock
simonw1 17/Sep/06 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
Allan Watson 17/Sep/06 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
OffshoreAndy 16/Sep/06 2nd
with UKC Jeremy
Hidden 11/Aug/06 Lead rpt
tatz45 ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/06 2nd
Tom M Williams 11/Jul/06 Lead dnf

Failed on it again. Next time...

with Andy Hobson
Mark_RMC 08/Jul/06 Lead

Very difficult, as no gear anywhere on route, placed one runner low in Heather wall, still way harder then 3 pebble slab

with Michelle
Hidden 17/Jun/06 TR O/S
Caralynh 17/Jun/06 TR
VS4b 17/Jun/06 2nd O/S
Big Steve 17/Jun/06 TR rpt
Big Steve ?/Jun/06 2nd
Si dH 28/May/06 2nd rpt

Tom led Heather Wall. CMC has some really really nice climbing interesting climbing on it. Shame its a bit eliminate, but still one of my favorites rotues here. As someone else said, its probably closer to 5b.

with Tom Lambert
Hidden 25/May/06 Lead
Sam and will 10/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Anthony Bennett
Hidden 05/Apr/06 Lead O/S
tobydunford 19/Feb/06 TR O/S
with Masaka Sakano
D Berry 28/Jan/06 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
Jon Greengrass ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Matt
John Sergeant ??/2006 Lead
John Lisle ??/2006 -
jonnybull ??/2006 Lead
Hidden 12/Nov/05 Lead O/S
david morse ?/Nov/05 2nd
with chris todd
D Berry 29/Oct/05 Lead rpt
with Claire Berry
Nicos 11/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with fiend
Si dH 31/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Sean
nicholas Barrowclough 12/Jul/05 Solo
Andy Clarke 03/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Dale
Somerset swede basher 07/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Josh Radford
John Brayshaw 10/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Chris
chris skipton 10/Apr/05 2nd
fizzy_elephant ?/Apr/05 2nd O/S
mattyork2 ??/2005 Lead O/S
clairep1 ??/2005 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/04 Lead O/S
SteveM 30/Aug/04 2nd
with Tobs
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 08/Aug/04 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/04 Lead
bigphil 24/May/04 Lead O/S
with Kate & Andy
cmsg 23/May/04 Lead O/S
with Nening Dennis
mikej 11/May/04 TR
with Rick Naylor
Hidden 02/May/04 Lead
Haglington 01/May/04 Lead O/S
with Emma Simpson
Chris the Tall ?/May/04 Lead rpt

Done without side-runners

with Ian Fones
Hidden ?/May/04 TR
ellie macpherson ?/May/04 Lead
with Ian Holmes
Reds 25/Apr/04 Lead rpt
with Henry
D Berry 12/Apr/04 Lead RP

Backed off previously into climbing Heather Wall.

with Claire Berry
jonnyboy 06/Mar/04 Lead O/S

First proper ground up, my first real lead.

Hidden ??/2004 -
Swirly 23/Oct/03 Lead dog

1 fall

Swirly ?/Oct/03 Lead dog
with Chris Gibbons
Whealiebob 31/Aug/03 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 27/Jul/03 Lead O/S
rob wmc 31/May/03 2nd O/S
with Dave & Daves bro'
bunnikins 30/May/03 2nd
with Laurence
r@bag 30/May/03 Lead rpt
with Bernie
LankyPaddy 25/May/03 2nd O/S
James B 23/May/03 -
bunnikins 11/May/03 2nd
with Laurence
r@bag 11/May/03 Lead dog

Hard in the wet hence falls.

with Bernie
SteveM 27/Mar/03 Lead
with Bekhs
beermonkey ?/Mar/03 Lead

Told by Colin to get my arse up it for my first HVS, and 'don't use any side runners mind!' one nerve-racking experience later and I'd done my first HVS, or harder as people seem to agree without using side-runners!

with Mr Binks
max_chan ??/2003 Lead O/S

No gear! Unless you place it in Heather Wall. I didn't.

with Warren
Hidden ??/2003 Lead O/S
mel holmes ??/2003 2nd
DerwentDiluted 17/Jul/02 Lead
with J. Ellson
Hidden 15/Apr/02 2nd
Ben1983 ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jan/02 Solo O/S
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
Duncan I ??/2002 Lead
Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Lead O/S
adam carless ??/2001 Lead O/S
with someone from CUMC
rocktigger ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Clare
Roget 22/Sep/00 Lead O/S
with jon
paul birch 28/Aug/00 -
Hidden 12/Jun/00 Lead
cem 15/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with James Gregory
Reds 05/Mar/00 2nd O/S
with Graham
tlr ??/2000 Solo
nai ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead
martroberts 10/Nov/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/99 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Jun/99 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/99 TR
Gman ?/Apr/99 2nd O/S
with Carl
Hammy 13/Mar/99 2nd
with Richard Munro
cragspud ??/1999 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Oct/98 2nd
Phil West 26/Sep/98 Solo O/S
Hidden 13/May/98 Lead dog
Paul-Michael 05/Oct/97 Lead O/S
with David Reading
Hidden 29/Jun/97 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/97 Solo
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 26/May/97 Lead
Hidden 25/May/97 Lead O/S
BruceW ??/1997 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 -
five ?/Oct/96 Lead O/S
Iain Thow 27/Sep/96 Solo
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/96 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Reds 21/May/96 2nd O/S
with Sezer
BlueJohn 11/May/96 Lead
andrew300169 22/Jul/95 2nd
with Sarah
Hidden 02/Jun/95 Solo O/S
Chris Ellis 27/Apr/95 Lead
with Rachel Nicolson
rc ??/1995 -
Hidden 10/Jul/94 Solo O/S
NeilGriffiths ??/1994 -
Hidden 27/Apr/91 Lead O/S
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead O/S
NickJH ?/Jun/90 2nd
with D Townsend
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with Sean Summers
Hidden 25/May/90 Lead
Raggar 29/Apr/90 2nd
with Guy C
Hidden ??/1989 -
NickJH ??/1989 -
with D Townsend
babymoac 11/Nov/88 -
with Rich Reeder
steve prior ?/Sep/88 Lead
with Paul L
goi.ashmore 14/Feb/88 Solo O/S
J R R Hartley ?/Jul/87 Solo
Chris the Tall ?/Apr/87 Lead O/S
with Gavin
RichardMc 05/Oct/86 Lead O/S
with Dave Langmead
Tom V ??/1986 -
Rob Davies ??/1985 Lead

With side runners. Date?

with Gez Myers, Bill Bell
sadams 07/Jan/84 Solo
Ian Clare ??/1984 -
Mark Kemball 23/Jan/82 Lead
with Sian Calow
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
charlesmfrench ??/1982 2nd O/S
ewar woowar ??/1982 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Solo
andy tetsill ?/Nov/80 TR
with Rob Kevan
mark-abz ?/Apr/80 2nd
with ?
Hidden 08/Mar/80 2nd
Hidden 15/Oct/77 Lead
Hidden 15/Oct/77 2nd O/S
rogerskews ??/1976 -

I seem to remember Mike Parkin and Alan Fowler did the first ascent ?

with CMC Members
uphillnow ??/1970 -
Hidden ??/1967 2nd
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