30m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A stunning classic following an impressive line of cracks up the steep wall. Climb the tough crack, past the tree stump, and jam onwards to an optional stance in the Bower. Move out right and climb the wall on finger holds then a crack to a niche. Layback the crack on the left to the final overhang and finish with gusto. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding, Veronica Lee 1946

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 50, Hard Rock, ROCKFAX Eastern Grit (2006): Top 500, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Eastern Grit Jamming, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Hard Grit history, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, World Graded List, Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper, Ultimate HVS ticklist, 50 of the Best, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), Rockfax Eastern Grit (2015) Top 50, Cratcliffe HVS, The Froggatt to Black Rocks 3 Star Pilgrimage, Definitive *** Peak Grit, Eastern Grit 2 star plus (HVS/VS/HS).

DubyaJamesDubya 12/Nov/17 Lead rpt
with Andrew Bevan
morganator 05/Nov/17 AltLd
spidermonkey09 29/Oct/17 Lead

On Anna's gear. Brilliant but a total sandbag at HVS!

with Anna Gilyeat
Martin Haworth 29/Oct/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Brannock 29/Oct/17 2nd rpt
kenneM 15/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Amazing route

with Henry Crosby
Hidden 02/Oct/17 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Yaz Abbas 22/Sep/17 Lead dnf

The crux threw me off quite a few times, first trad route Ive jumped on in a year! It is overhanging and tough

with cheque
Fragmod 22/Sep/17 Lead
Deezel65 22/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Superb! Very steep but all the holds are great and never very technical - one of the best routes I've done on grit! Split into 2 pitches as the bower belay is just too good to miss! Class

SamStrong93 14/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Wils
Rockley 14/Sep/17 2nd
Tom Pillow 07/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Jams were really damp and slippery. Other than that awesome route! Good view on sunset sitting on top as well!

with Luke Richardson
James Oswald 06/Sep/17 2nd O/S

Always so good. Max wanted me to lead from the bower but I got him to have another go and he did it.

with Max
Hidden 22/Aug/17 Lead rpt
Graham C 19/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Started with the overhanging jutting out rock below the Bower.

James_Fletcher 19/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Had to climb first section via Bower route 1 as the Big Oak tree was totally overgrown and hindered the bottom.

Rafal Malczyk 06/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Katsmiff 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Smacked my knee getting passed the tree which really throbbed. Little over-hanging for the first climb of the day, warm up I had planned. Definitely not a walk in the park. Wasn't feeling on form so didn't make it look very elegant but made it clean anyway by using all the rests I could find. .

Rafal Malczyk 06/Aug/17 2nd
Papa J Love 06/Aug/17 Lead dnf

Struggled at the start, got through the lower jam fine but struggled with route finding coming out of the Bower, forearms completely locked up just shy of the final crack and backed off. Rory rescued my gear on TR. A little less bouldering and little more ropes in the gym and I'll be back.

with Harry, Stephen, Rory Campion
marcduhig 30/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Alan, Alex Pond
chancer 30/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with hotfeet, Marc Duhig
Hidden 16/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Gabe Oliver 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Super fun

Retro Rowan 02/Jul/17 Lead dnf

Climbed the first 'pitch' to the Bower after struggling with the jamming crack - bailed from the Bower

rosiehawker 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Amazing route

Dominic Green 21/May/17 Lead
Alan James - UKC and UKH 21/May/17 2nd
islandlynx 14/May/17 Lead G/U

Led, clipping some of Al's gear up to 3/4 height. Struggled a little getting into the niche but the jams felt loads easier than when i tried in 2.5 years ago. Save something big for the last bit: cams, braun or huevos

Horton 14/May/17 Lead dnf

Got past the crux (would have ticked a clean p1) but got too pumped and fell just after placing gear above the middle break. Gutted as 1 move later was a good rest. I'll be back

with Shane
Hidden 09/May/17 AltLd
Hidden 07/May/17 Lead
LBrown 06/May/17 Lead O/S
Flavio 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/17 2nd O/S
dominic lee 08/Apr/17 2nd
with daniel lee
Robin Nichols 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Roger
adi bryant 14/Mar/17 AltLd

2nd pitch.

with Paul Deane
Rory_Cummings_NI 14/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Ian
pingora 14/Mar/17 2nd

Used the tree to start 1st pitch. A very tough route.

with Rory
Mike W 26/Feb/17 Lead O/S
FloTilley 11/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with James
JamesTurnbull97 11/Jan/17 2nd rpt
with Flo
Hidden ??/2017 Lead rpt
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
davidw 13/Nov/16 -
Hidden 30/Oct/16 Lead
TwofoZeus 30/Oct/16 TR O/S

Did it twice, just that good

katy_abra 26/Oct/16 Lead O/S
bwestwood 25/Oct/16 Lead


pie_eater_pete 25/Oct/16 -
Hidden 21/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Oct/16 AltLd
Mike_Hayes 15/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Oct/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 05/Oct/16 2nd dnf
ferdia 03/Oct/16 Lead O/S
James Oswald 03/Oct/16 2nd rpt

Amazing. Did twice because I backed off requiem after failing to get gear in above the tree.

with Ferdia
Misha 02/Oct/16 2nd rpt

Third time I've done this, really enjoyable.

with Eszter
Hidden 01/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Natalie Berry - UKC 24/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead rpt
john lynch 23/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Lewis Andrew
Droyd 21/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Stunning, marginally better than Great Buttress at Dovestone Tor and just behind Pisa Super Direct at Shining Clough in the Grit HVS stakes. Did it in one, which felt more like E1 than HVS, but didn't think that there were any 5b moves - just many, many 5a ones.

with Megan
JBO 23/Aug/16 Lead O/S
SGD 07/Aug/16 2nd

Jonny was struggling so lowered off and I took over to get Dales gear back. I remember climbing the tree last time where as now you climb some highly polished rock at the start. Still very good.

with Dale
Hidden ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Dale ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Probably the best route on grit 30m of amazing pumpy climbing. Has to be done in 1 pitch don't know why anyone would split it. I warmed up on this not a warm up. I never took the first rest at optional belay as it looked acuward to get out of, by the time I got 3/4 of the way at the very uncomfortable resting ledge I was pumped out my mind. Looked up I had no gear left that fitted the next section a 4 friend wud of helped. So had to make sure I was feeling fresh to blast for the top. A awesome woop when you top out. Harder than a lot of E1's I have done. But as it's grit hard HVS 5b seams write. Johny couldn't follow it so stu had to second. We ran away after this as it wouldn't of been fair for Johny and Vicki

with stu
Keith Swainson 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Absolutely loved it. Well protected, varied, exposed. If you can jam through the P1 crux it's just superb, enjoyable, HVS climbing.

with Georgie
Georgie25 14/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 12/Jul/16 2nd dog
Jim Slater 12/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Maia
julesmckim 17/Jun/16 Lead O/S

So, so good. Lots of interesting climbing all the way.

with Rob Smart
Andrew Abraham 29/May/16 Lead O/S
with Harry Ratclif
guy127917 14/May/16 2nd
with Will
superturbo 14/May/16 Lead dog
Stroppy 24/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Janne
the power 17/Apr/16 2nd
with neil
Ardo 17/Apr/16 Lead O/S

In one.

R Brown 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Pete Dollman
nick ferro 03/Apr/16 AltLd

P2 - awesome!

with Oli Birkill, Tim Bee
Longsufferingropeholder 03/Apr/16 2nd rpt
nai 23/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with Toby
will9911 07/Mar/16 Lead O/S
bantamdave 06/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Tony Maden
thrutch 28/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Sven
Matt77 28/Feb/16 2nd rpt

Tom led it in a oner. Fantastic route; so many styles of climbing packed in.

with Ben Williams, Shane, Tom Riddelsdell
HimTiggins ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Matt Smith 29/Dec/15 Lead dnf

Definitely not my style of climbing so no surprise for balling this up. Jams below the Bower were too gnarly. Bailed off at Bower after dogging. Didn't get much further on top rope. Could blame the Xmas weight...

buxtoncoffeelover 16/Nov/15 2nd

Strenuous - needed rests! & drew blood! - but marvellous; a bit of most good things about grit (apart from a balancy rounded slab to rest on!)

tom_lewis89 16/Nov/15 2nd

I got scared before I really got going came back down to let Marcin take the lead. Happy I did - super hard climb with tough jamming section that I fell off!

Brown 25/Oct/15 Lead
with Tom R, Tim
ned_85 25/Oct/15 Lead
with Cheryl Smallwood
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/15 2nd
mark schramm 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S


with emma, Chris E
Chris Ebbutt 04/Oct/15 Lead

Finally returned after 28 years when I ran away terrified out of the branches of the bottom oak tree. Led in one pitch to an ecstatic pull on the top flutings. Took full advantage of the 2 lie down rests as found the climbing brilliantly sustained, 4 stars.

xiangoh 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Mowglee 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Brilliant!

Ian Hylands 16/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead p1. Tough, but a good rest at the tree and then another (poorer) rest in a niche. Crux probably getting out of niche on thin feet. Lovely belay position. Second pitch led by Gareth. Bold to start, but reasonable rests between the laybacks. Great route!

with Gareth uglow
Jay Schofield 07/Aug/15 2nd dog

Luke led clean, I had a bit of an epic mare on this one. Cleaned gear until close to the tree at p1, didn't want to commit to taking a nest of gear out, bottled the potential of a hefty swing out right, ab'd down. Then realised I'd need to get up to the tree belay anyway as I didn't want Luke to lose his gear. At this point I had no choice but climb up the route directly under the belay to get there, which was a harder bloody grade anyway. Once at the tree I regained sanity and decided to climb p2. Many lessons learnt on this one. But what an outstanding route! Wow.

with Luke Weaver
codenamel 07/Aug/15 Lead rpt
mattkemp70 ?/Aug/15 2nd
with Sam
Tom Bennell 21/Jul/15 2nd
harry_lewis 21/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
mjackson 16/Jul/15 2nd
Graham Westbrook 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Led both pitches. I found the 1st pitch quite tough. Excellent route.

Luke90 10/Jul/15 Lead O/S

What a stunner! Had to start to the right of the tree stump which appears to be covering the proper start with new growth.

with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 10/Jul/15 2nd dog
with Luke
M_Robinson 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Ben Selbie
jimbraithwaite 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 09/Jul/15 AltLd rpt

A hard and intimidating route!

with jim braithwaite, chris Lyness
Hidden 04/Jul/15 AltLd
mike fenwick ?/Jul/15 AltLd

rested on my lead of 2nd pitch

with Chris Coapes
karol dubas 27/Jun/15 Lead β

1 pitch. Thanks for the beta and encouragement from guys hanging off the tree. Mega pumpy for a boulderer:)

benw681 20/Jun/15 Lead O/S

My sister will never speak to me again!

with Hannah
Hidden 15/Jun/15 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 08/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Did in one pitch. Full on route. Lots of strange but interesting moves all the way.

with Jim Burton
AsleepOnBelay 06/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Led p2. Steady climbing to a fiercer jamming crack and the lovely bower belay. P2 a joy of gutsy jamming and laybacking. Surprised to find a decent nut placement in the bottom of the great flake.

with Owen
Q.Estelles 06/Jun/15 2nd
with Tom
ChrisBrooke 06/Jun/15 2nd

Bloody hell! What a great route. Duncan's lead as the warm up for the day. You really have to be able to rock climb to get up this one. Constantly interesting, no easy sections, right until you've pulled over the top. Fantastic.

with Duncan Bell
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead G/U
eel 05/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Eszter
Cake 05/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

Led first pitch. So good

with Jeff
soph 25/May/15 AltLd
with Chris Handy
john lynch 16/May/15 Lead O/S

In one pitch this time. Stunner!

with Bethan D
Mike505 04/May/15 2nd O/S

Neils idea of a warm up! Brilliant route though! I'm useless at jamming so laybacked the final section and getting out of the cave was an interesting maneuver.

with Neil
adam 24 04/May/15 2nd O/S
Stuart Johnston 03/May/15 Lead O/S


oread 25/Apr/15 AltLd
ashtond6 25/Apr/15 Lead rpt

In one, should be the only way to do it. Absolutely incredible gritstone route

Jono_LS16 23/Apr/15 Lead O/S
rurp 21/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Mark
Dave Turnbull, BMC 05/Apr/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/15 2nd
Phil79 01/Apr/15 TR dog

First ever grit route. Quick toprope between showers.

with Steve H
Tom McCabe 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Nails HVS, but brilliant varied jamming. Made a messy job of it as one pitch on a single rope, long slings on everything but I got scared and forgot to at the end of the first traverse. Then spent a while getting a cam stuck/umnstuck just above. Jammed the top crack cause there's no wayi could have held the layback! An excellent fight.

with Rob Law
dr_botnik 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Mar/15 2nd
the power 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Mega route super sport onsite

with deacon, rob
Paul ablitt 07/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Sarah
pearson9596 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Luke Doherty, Tim Culwick
TimCul 21/Feb/15 2nd
PeteH 12/Feb/15 Lead O/S
with Brian McAlinden
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 18/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Good and exposed.

with Roisin
Roisin 18/Jan/15 Lead O/S
with theomoore
Hidden 11/Jan/15 Lead O/S
nich959 ?/Jan/15 Lead dnf

Got terrified and bailed. Couldn't commit to moves out to the tree, lowered off a cam! Jamie saved the gear.

adie84 ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
phil64 ??/2015 -
Jacob Phillips ??/2015 Lead
Scooter Young ??/2015 -
Matt77 07/Dec/14 2nd O/S

A lovely varied first pitch. Then the heavens opened and we had to ab from The Bower. Will definitely be back for more.

with Shane
islandlynx 07/Dec/14 Lead dog

led p1 only then abbed off the tree when it started sleeting. Great route. Found the jams tough and took my first proper trad fall in the jams in the final crack (should have used a fist), managed the move on third attempt. I will be back to lead the route in one.

Jackwd 06/Dec/14 AltLd dog

I was rubbish!

charley 06/Dec/14 AltLd O/S

Led P2... Think I missed the last hard bit up the crack on P1, with the position of the belay and the fact that there was no gear above me, I traversed off left to the belay, would of been a BIG fall and swing if I had popped off and with cold hands, didn't fancy the risk. Still enjoyable moves the way I went as it's quite rounded but the last move on the crack looked harder. Will have to make sure I do it next time...

with JackD
Hidden 19/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Nov/14 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Superb!

Brannock 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Really good

Hidden 18/Oct/14 Lead O/S
krasavenko 18/Oct/14 2nd dog
kyaizawa 10/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Awesome route definitely a contender for the best HVS on grit!!

Palmer 28/Sep/14 2nd
Palmer 28/Sep/14 2nd
admackie 28/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Dave Turnbull 27/Sep/14 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
JamesTurnbull97 27/Sep/14 2nd β
Hidden 26/Sep/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Sep/14 2nd
OffshoreAndy 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1

with ukc ash
bryan61 15/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Mr Cess
Hidden 15/Sep/14 2nd O/S
pete1993 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

What a class route, felt pretty hard but seemed like you just need to commit to each of the hard moves

amccann 03/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Pete B
Guy Bennell ?/Sep/14 AltLd
bendevonport 27/Aug/14 2nd dnf

Only had enough daylight for p1.

TonyF 27/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead dog
bencole ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
si_pro_83 27/Jul/14 2nd dog

Dogged this - I will be back!

with Tubs
Tubs 27/Jul/14 Lead

Truly brilliant. Not that hard if you can jam but it keeps coming. I failed to second this 9 years ago.

with Simon P
j.buckley87 12/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/May/14 Lead O/S
Ash Sayers 19/May/14 Lead O/S
ldadams 17/May/14 Lead O/S
with Rob Fowler
mark4344 15/May/14 AltLd rpt

Brilliant route, strenuous but all there.

with Matt Payne
cheeky 14/May/14 AltLd rpt
elCapitano 07/May/14 Lead O/S

As one pitch. Superb.

with Jonny
The Grist 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with Lee Hamilton
TonyF ?/May/14 Lead rpt
with DMC meet
Hidden 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
AlexxelA 20/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Fell off seconding first pitch and took a fun swing, but lead 2nd pitch clean - awesome. Leaving the cave was scariest bit, dont know what it means about nettle covered holds - i hand traversed along the break. Managed to get a nice lie down half way up 2nd pitch.

Harry Thorpe 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
thetradlad 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Anne Gumbley 13/Apr/14 2nd dog
with Ray Sharples
markfairbank 13/Apr/14 Lead dog

Disappointing to come off, jamming at the top of P1 was hard when you can't jam! Rest clean, superb outing, especially P2!

with Phil Wadsworth
farmerwad 13/Apr/14 2nd
with Mark, S.O.C.
Hidden 11/Apr/14 AltLd rpt
John sealey 30/Mar/14 AltLd
with si witcher
switch 30/Mar/14 AltLd rpt
with John S
jrccrosby 16/Mar/14 Lead dnf

Jamming below the first belay was too much that day.

with Elsie
onlyfoddington 08/Mar/14 Lead dnf

I would love to try this again another day. I lead the first pitch. First time back properly outside this year and my head took a while to adjust. I got as far the last crack before the bower before I rested. It took another go before I figured out how to finish the pitch - some of the best jamming I have ever done. Did not attempt second pitch.

Hidden 12/Jan/14 Lead rpt
ashtond6 12/Jan/14 2nd

epic!! soaking wet, stuck ropes, zero degrees

Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
bigdrew ??/2014 Lead rpt
with Eve
mike mo ??/2014 -
David Sherratt ??/2014 Lead O/S
steve taylor ??/2014 -
James Thacker ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Kirill 29/Dec/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Dec/13 Lead dog
Coops_13 07/Dec/13 2nd O/S
Patrick Hill 07/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Linked the two pitches

Hidden 12/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Nov/13 AltLd dnf
Kirill 03/Nov/13 Lead O/S

Really good.

with Alexey Kravets
Hidden 03/Nov/13 2nd dog
Martin Bagshaw 03/Nov/13 Lead dnf

Read the sequence getting to the pinnace wrong; laidback and did not jam.

ipegg 03/Nov/13 Lead
Lenny 31/Oct/13 Lead O/S

In one.

with Phil .N
Andy Moles 06/Oct/13 Lead O/S
with Malc
Rob Grant 05/Oct/13 -
Matt Cooke 28/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Sam Taylor
The Reaper 18/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

dan_blair87 10/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Thinker01 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Seems like a very long way if all you've done lately is bouldering plus a couple of 10m long routes.

with Becster
Hidden 29/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Jack.H.92 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Andrew Wilson 18/Aug/13 Lead O/S

In a single push

Wanderlust 13/Aug/13 2nd dnf

Never really got on it, ropes were either too tight or too slack. Disappointing.

jshields 07/Aug/13 AltLd

Third or fourth time, the sustained quality of this route is timeless.

Dave Reeve 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
WayneR ?/Jul/13 2nd dog
Jim Slater 10/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Trevor Wilson
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead dog
BillyRidal 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Exciting one this, one pitch

quiffhanger 18/May/13 Lead O/S

Honest gritstone fun with weird moves on P1 followed by some lovely juggy flakes.

with Kate
mark4344 13/May/13 AltLd

Dogged as arms pumped out. great climbing, should have had more guts to climb above gear.

with Matt Payne
codenamel 06/May/13 Lead dog

Got to the layback with the big crack and realized I'd used all my big cams at the bottom so had to climb back down to get them. It really is a hard HVS.

with Sargy
clams ?/May/13 Lead
with Chazwoz
Chriswallis2 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt

In one pitch. Hard work at the grade.

with Jenny
sgl0jd 22/Apr/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Will Hunt 07/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Very intimidating but fantastic!

Mike Hood 05/Apr/13 Lead
with Alex
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/13 Lead
Jenny Clarke ?/Apr/13 2nd
Twisty 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Great route. 2 bats found dead at base of route when I started. By the time I got to the bottom of the route another had made the jump. Presumably this is where the route gets its name...

with Tim Brown
monsteratt 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Lead in one pitch with obligatory rests in each of the caves. Very hard work especially after a long weekend of climbing. Would like to come back and do it fresh to see the difference. Good route. Didn't find any of the moves too hard just a lot of puffing and panting reuired!

gobey 16/Feb/13 Lead dnf

Toughest HVS ive seen, pumped fell on final move to P1. Then TR'd. Will return its brilliant , not 5a

with mick, Paul
Knot-Paul 16/Feb/13 2nd dnf
with Bob, Mick
Rockwarrior ?/Jan/13 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Hidden 10/Dec/12 Lead β
chrism225 08/Dec/12 Lead O/S
with anna D
climbingsheep 03/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with Mike Watson
mwatson 03/Nov/12 Lead O/S
James Oswald 02/Nov/12 2nd RP

Well lead by Colin. Simply ace still. Dan seconded as well.

with Colin Angus
victim of mathematics 02/Nov/12 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Totally ace. One 5b move leaving the polished niche above the tree for me, then awesome 4c/5a jamming and jug-hauling.

with Dan McManus, James Oswald
Jonny Nick 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Probably the best route I've ever done. Did as one long pitch. Amazing

Mr. K 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, each absolutely amazing! What a beautiful crag.

James Oswald 20/Oct/12 2nd O/S

Amazing. I let kyle lead both pitches. Simply superb climbing

Gambit 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Felt like the best HVS I have done, a full meal of a route!

with Barney
Hidden 07/Oct/12 2nd dog
Hidden 07/Oct/12 AltLd dog
Hidden 07/Oct/12 2nd O/S
climbingpixie 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Led in one pitch. Superb route and a real struggle, thought I was off a couple of times.

with Andy
atom 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
motorgeez 07/Oct/12 2nd

Fantastic route !

St0neMonkey 07/Oct/12 2nd
with atom
john lynch 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

amazing route, lead both pitches.

with ed luke, hannah
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Jimbo C 29/Sep/12 2nd

Superb and near the top of the grade. We did it as one pitch and this makes for one of the longest and best pitches on grit. There are no stopper moves in particular but it just keeps coming and is steeper than it looks.

with Chris, Pete
Ahab 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Done as one long pitch. Got quite run out.

Neil McA 14/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Pedro
Matt Cooke 09/Sep/12 Lead rpt
barni 09/Sep/12 2nd rpt
with Bob
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Lunar25 02/Sep/12 Lead O/S

very tough final move on the first pitch! (was warm though)

with Dave LE
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead
deacondeacon 31/Aug/12 Lead

Gear in from a previous ascent and I seconded this 3 or 4 years ago.

Dan Geh 28/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Awesome! Really glad to have finally done it :) Just about HVS 5a, but very sustained and pumpy, good job there's 4 good rest spots on the route, I milked the one in the top cave.

tgeh 28/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

lead p1, one of the best climbs i've done, perfect jamming, steep, sustained and with lots of good rests.

with dan geh
Hidden 19/Aug/12 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 14/Aug/12 2nd dnf

Defeated by hand jamb just below the niche. Cam stuck and spent ages getting it out. Good abseil down

Reds 14/Aug/12 Lead dnf
masa-alpin 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Lead in one-pitch. Fantastic! Neither of my second nor Matt B (by the time Ian took over the belay) made it, then Harriet climbed with trainers to clean the route (with efforts, allegedly; nevertheless well done!).

with Ian S, Michelle A
AlexRenshaw 12/Aug/12 AltLd
with Ted Lister
riff156 11/Aug/12 -

An absolute mission

with Matt Crawford, Steve Barnet
quickdrawmcraw 11/Aug/12 -
with steve
Hidden 06/Aug/12 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Aug/12 Lead dnf
Olli-C 30/Jul/12 2nd O/S

Sustained route! excellent.

Rachel Slater 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Awesome route, very sustained and feels quite exposed. Lead in a oner.

lithos 23/Jul/12 Lead O/S

in 1 pitch, ran out of draws ! quality climbing - very sustained though,

with pete harris
Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead dog
tonanf 24/May/12 -
with andy
Martin Cooper 23/May/12 2nd

In gloom Abandoned wire

with Nick
mtempest 22/May/12 AltLd dog

Led P1. Found this tough to stop the jams from slipping in hot weather - need to work on hand jamming technique. Steve's lead of P2 was excellent. What a great route. Will repeat when cooler.

Steve Waters, Mynydd 22/May/12 AltLd

Led P2. 23 degrees C at 7pm supplemented by nervous excitement meant the P1 jam crack was a sweaty struggle - just reached the jug at the top before my hands slipped out. P2 was superb. Managed to lie flat on my back in the niche whilst fiddling with and extending gear! It felt steep and looked even steeper as I looked down at Mike from the belay at the top. Huge respect to Mr Harding and Ms Lee.

MarkRoe 21/May/12 2nd O/S
with Ben Roe
BRoe 21/May/12 Lead O/S
david morse 17/May/12 Lead O/S

One of the best routes of its grade on gritstone. A true classic! Cratcliffe is a top quality venue.

with Ben Lea
Hidden 17/May/12 2nd
Si dH 12/May/12 2nd rpt
with Olly
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/12 Lead O/S
garethb 12/May/12 2nd
with cheque
Bloke on a Rope 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S

What a route! Got to be one of the best HVS about. I was greedy and did it in one pitch. Quite an achievement for 1946!

with Matt
Climbster 30/Apr/12 2nd β
with Ian
jon_gill1 22/Apr/12 Lead dog

totally scewed it up on final jamming crack on p1 and the light was fading so bailed at bower!top pitch look ace so going to head back to get this route done once and for all!

with nick loc
rurp 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S

single rope too much drag. fantastic route 4*

Roberto 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Graham C 21/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Marti
Marti999 21/Mar/12 2nd rpt
tomhull 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Plant
whitehouse_rhys ?/Mar/12 Lead
Si dH 25/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Si Letman
Simon_Letman 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Done as one pitch

with Si dH
sarah hawker 25/Feb/12 2nd dog
Hannes B 12/Feb/12 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 11/Jan/12 2nd dog
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
DanH9883 ??/2012 Lead
Hidden ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
ciaran1999 ??/2012 AltLd
with saul
matt perks ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
markpollak ??/2012 Lead O/S
with suzanne mcfadzean
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
Hidden 24/Nov/11 2nd β
pie_eater_pete 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
climb the peak 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Hi, all, one of my cams got jammed in half way up suicide wall, i would greatly appreciate it, if you would return it 24 devonshire drive duffield derby if you somehow manage to get it free. £10 to anyone who does :) oh and enjoy the route, it's brilliant.

Andrew Sloan 20/Nov/11 2nd dog

I led this about 10 years ago but struggled up it as a second today; not spending enough time on grit.

Hidden 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Martin Haworth 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 19/Nov/11 AltLd β
Cake 19/Nov/11 AltLd

Me 2nd pitch. 1st pitch easy, then suddenly full-on 5b. 2nd pitch sustaine 5a/4c with great exposure. So much going on in this climb. Best route in the peak, probably

with Matt
nickstephens 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
vertically_challenged 26/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch. tough but perfect climbing none of the holds are dissapointing.

Dirk Uhlig 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/11 2nd
Adam_42 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Lead it this morning and I think I'm still pumped. Great route, but I made quite a struggle of it. Many thanks to Jon for yelling at me when I was about to clip the wrong rope, and Tom for getting photos.

chiverstom 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Adam Butterworth, Jon leighton
spacey 24/Sep/11 AltLd β
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Paul Evans 24/Sep/11 AltLd
with spacey
msoldn 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Just stunning climbing all the way! Some of the jamming moves felt hard at the grade though.

with Pete Millner
Chris_barr 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with James
Hidden 03/Sep/11 2nd
gordonday 03/Sep/11 Lead rpt

First time as one pitch.

with clive
domskezz ?/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Lead as one pitch, a proper tussle.

with Si
cmsg 14/Aug/11 Lead dnf

Led P1. Unable to get established in the flake on P1. Hard.

with Llewelyn Thomas
Oceanic 14/Aug/11 2nd

First pitch only.

katherinesydney 31/Jul/11 2nd dog

fantastic but reeally strenuous! a goodly amount of jam for your money. jelly arms

with tony walker
M_W_Court 11/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Pagey
Joe_white 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
pow22 02/Jul/11 2nd
thomasadixon 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Awesome, tough at the grade with lots of hard climbing but good rests.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 30/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Ace! Top of the grade and sustained.

with Tom
davewsargent 15/Jun/11 AltLd dog

fell off after half way break on traverse nice swing. ended up doing as two pitchs then andy got caught under the over hang in the mother of all rain storms!!

with andy neath
gww890 13/Jun/11 Lead
harold walmsley 09/Jun/11 Lead rpt

Thought the tree climbing at the bottom was the crux. Is there a better HVS on Peak grit?

with Colin Struthers
nickmattia 08/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with jonno hodgson
pr1984 05/Jun/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
Hidden 21/May/11 2nd
Hidden 17/May/11 Lead
Hidden 17/May/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 06/May/11 2nd dog
JRae 04/May/11 Lead O/S
with P Latham
akhughes 04/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
rocktigger 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Clare
Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd dnf
andybirtwistle 17/Apr/11 Lead
odox 17/Apr/11 2nd
busdriver 09/Apr/11 2nd dog

slipped off at crux righ below the Bower cave

Jonathan Hall 09/Apr/11 AltLd

Lead p 1, what a route.

disturbed_one51 09/Apr/11 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch from bower. Awesome sustained jug romping!

with Wee man
spidey 02/Apr/11 AltLd


with Jimmy
Hidden 02/Apr/11 Lead dnf
Dizz 02/Apr/11 2nd
with hugh
nicolat ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mark20 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 14/Mar/11 Lead
Hidden 03/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jan/11 AltLd
gazfellows ??/2011 Lead dnf

only did first pitch (bad back)

with Billy
JEP ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
cymjt ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
RossG ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 -
with Stephen
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
bigdrew 31/Oct/10 AltLd dog

Got spanked. Fell of the first pitch and gave up with the second after about 2m and seconded it. Really nice climbing on the second pitch! Should have got on with it.

with Si
Si dH 31/Oct/10 AltLd rpt

led p2

with Andy
Julesthe1st 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Took an age to lead it. Found it pumpy. Loved it though!

with Terry Lines
Chubbard 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with C Godfrey
Hidden 20/Oct/10 Lead
Hidden 20/Oct/10 2nd O/S
tatz45 15/Oct/10 AltLd rpt
with Jim Lear
Andrew Barker 06/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Si
Speeddemonsi 06/Oct/10 Lead O/S
tebs 02/Oct/10 Lead

Can't think of many/any better single pitch HVSs. Shame I didn't get on this when HVS was my top grade, though i'd probably have had a right epic.

with Jon
petellis 02/Oct/10 2nd dnf
GrantB 02/Oct/10 AltLd
Paul ablitt 19/Sep/10 Lead β
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Felt difficult and a bit hairy after a couple of weeks off the grit.

with Si 2, Andy
jgordon75 18/Sep/10 Lead


with Mark Nottridge
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd β
Dan Lane 12/Sep/10 Lead dnf

I got to the jamming crack and found it really hard, pulled on the gear and then lowered off.

with Dad
Hidden 06/Sep/10 Lead
tigertim 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Bit stiff for a warm up first thing in the morning!! But certainly warmed me up :-D

MeMeMe 05/Sep/10 2nd
with Tim
riddle 04/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Great route, I lost scissor, paper, stone and got the second!

haydng 29/Aug/10 AltLd rpt
with Hannah
Si dH 25/Aug/10 AltLd rpt

I led first pitch, Chris led second (onsight for him). Brilliant route. Still think best in one pitch though.

with Chris Foster
Hidden 25/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with Jim
Jim Slater 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Led both pitches.Top quality route.

Claire Taylor 03/Aug/10 2nd dnf
with Scott Gibson
cobweb 26/Jul/10 Lead O/S

found it all very good but very hard

with martyn hopson
Glenn Sutcliffe 25/Jul/10 -
with Claire Reading, Neil Foster
Hidden 25/Jul/10 2nd rpt
joese7en 09/Jul/10 Lead O/S

the best climb I have lead, got everything!

Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Longsufferingropeholder 13/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Ed
Kirk 12/Jun/10 AltLd dog
with Tuze
duzinga 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

lead p2.

with Kirk
chrisbussell 11/Jun/10 AltLd

lead p2, pumpy

with Tim O'Neill
drcorbasisgod 22/May/10 2nd O/S
Tez29 21/May/10 Lead O/S
with Steve, Ivan
Wil Treasure 20/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ralph
RalphC 20/May/10 2nd
with Wil
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead rpt
pabbage 19/May/10 Lead dog

to the bower only

mlmatt 09/May/10 -

Bloody excellent route! Did it in one pitch as I saw no point in belaying. You don't get many 30 sustained grit routes so thought it would be a laugh. Either best route at it's grade on grit!

with Sidney, Chris Prescott
Stuart William 09/May/10 TR dog

A bloody pumpy first real jamming experience.

Hidden 09/May/10 2nd
climbingrev 26/Apr/10 TR rpt

Tried to lead this, but jamming crack on 1st pitch foiled us both (I would say this is the crux). Really pumpy climb, but plenty of places for rests. Absolutely exhausted after successful attempt!

Dave Musgrove Jnr 06/Apr/10 Lead
with Rich Cross
Hidden 06/Apr/10 2nd rpt
dominic lee 28/Mar/10 Lead rpt

always sublime

with andy elliot
natalietanzer 21/Mar/10 2nd
with Duncan
Pown 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
rubben ?/Mar/10 2nd O/S
nickmattia ??/2010 Lead O/S

Exciting and varied, cracking stuff.

katyvose1 ??/2010 -
gnc760 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S

Mega pitch. First half was pretty average. Traversing from the Bower and everything thereafter was sheer class. Hard for the grade but super safe.

with Dan Halperin
thebigeasy 15/Nov/09 2nd
with Nicos
Nicos 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 18/Oct/09 2nd
bigie bob 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Neil McA 13/Oct/09 Lead rpt

Before work on a frosty morning

with Christian Evenson, Bjorn Kruse
Hidden 11/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 05/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Oct/09 2nd
Graeme Hammond 03/Oct/09 Lead O/S

led both pitches, i needed a historical rest in The Bower after the first pitch and didn't have enough gear left anyway. Proper tough (clearly 5b) at the grade. Was even better than i expected 5 STARS!! wicked :D

Tony Little 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Simon
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
cem 13/Sep/09 AltLd rpt

Led p2

Hidden 30/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Aug/09 2nd
Alex Winter 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with J. Iles-Smith, C. Prescott
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd dnf
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Mr Wild 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd
Swotson ?/Aug/09 Lead dog

Managed first pitch clean. Ran out of steam on second and dogged all the way after the first traverse and step up.

with Tony Madden
sgl0jd 25/Jul/09 Lead
gazlad ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S

good solid trad climbing

with wetton
vanderz 21/Jun/09 Lead
dan gibson 14/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with michael porter
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Glyn 31/May/09 Lead O/S


with Jonny
Hidden 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
smudge 26/May/09 Lead O/S

Awesome route, I think it may be the best HVS I've done so far in the Peak. A lot harder than it looks from the ground! Did it in one pitch. Good jams, so you can get reasonable rests. Amazing positions.

with Jim Wiggy
centurion05 03/May/09 Lead O/S

no where near E1 or 5b, worth its given grade of HVS 5a

steve_biczyk 02/May/09 2nd
with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam
hamish2016 29/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Lead pitch 2.

with Matt Savage, Legendary Stu
Hidden 29/Apr/09 2nd dog
matsavage 29/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 21/Apr/09 2nd
Sam1991 08/Apr/09 AltLd

Dan P1, Me P2. Well done to dan for getting up the first pitch. tough moves, but good gear. 2nd pitch is mega pumpy, and i found it pretty scary. Gear is good as long as you have the energy to place it. Good rests in between pumpy sections, still very glad to get to the top, and happy to have done it clean. Quality route, best enjoyed from the top belay, watching your second endure the pump :D

with Dan
dts 08/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

scary jamming moves to get to the tree. brillint route. we both got really scared! but it was a great advetnture. ace route.

Hidden 07/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf
Mattyk 05/Apr/09 Lead dnf

Bad things come in 3's... maybe things will start to get better now?

with Tash
Phill Mitch ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Lead in one long pitch,fantastic!Take plenty of gear!

with nigel
dominic lee 21/Mar/09 Lead rpt
with daniel lee
metal arms 21/Feb/09 AltLd dog
DannyK 20/Feb/09 2nd O/S
Tobes 20/Jan/09 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Done as one pitch. took a while but got it clean.

with Rob B
jiles ??/2009 2nd
with Alex Winter, Chris Prescot
stephenhartley ??/2009 Lead dog
with Burns
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Sam Underhill
barni 02/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with james hayward
Becky E 22/Nov/08 2nd dnf

What a fight! Climbing with a cold, in the cold, was not a good idea. Both bailed off at the belay.

alaan 22/Nov/08 Solo O/S

Fantastic pitch and one of the best around it's grade on Grit that I've done...probably.

Hidden 18/Nov/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/08 2nd
lowersharpnose 22/Oct/08 Lead

I managed a few jams. Ooof.

with Danger
Misha 18/Oct/08 Lead O/S
MD 18/Oct/08 2nd dog
with Misha
alicia 13/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Sophie
Hidden 13/Oct/08 AltLd dog
Hidden 13/Oct/08 AltLd dog
Hidden 13/Oct/08 2nd β
sparkass 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S

The best HVS I've done on grit!

with Rob Lovatt
Paz 17/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with TS, SC
Tim Steward 17/Sep/08 2nd rpt
with Steve Cayzer
Dave Rumney 31/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Sean Roberts
Dave Rumney 31/Aug/08 Lead
with Sean Roberts
mark s 22/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with andi t
Stig 10/Aug/08 AltLd rpt

Led P1

with Charlie Reade-Jahn
EdShep 07/Aug/08 2nd dog

climbed it like a t**t. nuff said!

with Pilch
Pilch 07/Aug/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb, probably not as tough as i was expecting and wish i had taken a more relaxed approach.

with Ed
SteveM 29/Jun/08 Lead dnf

Lovely climbing! Reversed back to the halfway belay in good style and abseiled off from the bower as the heavens opened.

with Kat & Tobs
Duncan I 29/Jun/08 2nd
with Mark Kendrick
Skell 22/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
Dhcol 20/Jun/08 2nd O/S

A great climb but we lost a Cam half way up because it rode to far in and was getting quite dark, came back the next day but it was gone!!

with Martin Whealen
Guy Wilson 17/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 17/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14/Jun/08 2nd
oi_now 13/Jun/08 2nd O/S

felt like popeye afterwards - pumped arms

Daxman ?/Jun/08 Lead dog

1st pitch only fell off jamming crack just below the bower got bsack on and made it but couln't ab'd off from bower with our tail firmly between our legs!!! Will be back now I know what to expect!

jonka ?/Jun/08 Lead
with john
Compo 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with Kev Faux
Castleclimber 26/May/08 Lead O/S
Julian Mowbray 26/May/08 Lead O/S
with Richard
Creep_pea 26/May/08 AltLd O/S

1st pitch only, both me and steve whimped out on the second pitch, disco leg was in full effect and I was slightly pumped as well, harder than I expected.

with Steve
jibberingwreck 09/May/08 Lead O/S

Total epic! Went back to lead the first pitch and to then belay Jon up the 2nd pitch. However, Jon slipped put of the jamming crack, just below The Bower, and took a sizable swinging fall! Managed to haul him to the tree and then I lead the 2nd pitch. Again!

mustgetstronger 09/May/08 2nd dog

God... nightmare!

chinwaa 05/May/08 2nd dnf

Couldn't jam just below and right of the Bower cave.

jibberingwreck 02/May/08 AltLd O/S
Slim Bert ?/May/08 Lead


with dave
gazfellows ?/May/08 2nd
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/08 2nd
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
IanJackson 03/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Hunt
Hidden 15/Mar/08 2nd O/S
Mutl3y 01/Mar/08 2nd dog
with G Man
duzinga 24/Feb/08 Lead dog

led first pitch thinking that it's only a VS. Couldn't do the last move to reach the bower, so traversed left instead.

with Jim
Hidden 24/Feb/08 2nd dnf
Matt Fry 18/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, but want to go back and do it as one pitch. Amazing route

Luke Brooks 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
ChalkBall 16/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Devilishly hard! Really imposing, tough HVS. But then again, I am a slate climber normally :).

Ed Booth 09/Feb/08 2nd

Lost a cam 2.5. If anyone gets it could you please return it. Cheers

with will sim
Hidden 04/Feb/08 2nd O/S
Sam1991 ?/Feb/08 2nd

Found it tough, im rubbish at jamming. Layback at the top makes up for sketchy footwork and pain lower down!

with Matt
riven 26/Jan/08 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S

First pitch only, ab'd off due to lack of psyche.

with Joe
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
NeilGriffiths ??/2008 2nd
with Simon Frost
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
lukehunt ??/2008 Lead β
with Ian Jackson
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Ian Jones ??/2008 Lead O/S

Best HVS on grit.

with Karen Ghiselli and Graeme Alderson
Al Evans ??/2008 -
Fraser13 ??/2008 -
Tobias at Home ??/2008 AltLd dnf

i'll claim the rain stopped play but was considering the abseil anyway...

Jim Walton ??/2008 -
feilx 15/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
with Phil Davis
Hidden 24/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
Alex Mason 08/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Led first pitch vash led second! had done second before via bower route!

with K and Vash
NickHobbs 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Very hungover. 2nd first pitch, lead 2nd. Great stuff!

with Graeme
b.hayley ?/Oct/07 2nd
jam tart 16/Sep/07 2nd
Barry D 16/Sep/07 Lead
with Wendy and Ian W
DavidR 09/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Rich Mayfield 27/Jul/07 2nd
Mark Stevenson 27/Jul/07 Lead rpt
with Rich Mayfield
Hidden 14/Jul/07 Lead O/S
gregoritos ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
goi.ashmore 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Mark Richardson
A Crook 02/Jun/07 2nd
NeilGriffiths 02/Jun/07 Lead
with A Crook
frost ?/Jun/07 AltLd
with N Griffiths, Adam
Alex@home 26/May/07 Lead O/S

wanted to do this for years - well worth the wait. fantastic climbing in an amazing position. lead both pitches as partner had done them before

with peakdj
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd
mbutton ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Alex Adgar
Sankey 22/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Luke
Stig 14/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Chris
chrishedgehog 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S

In one runout - "no pushover!"

with James
chrishedgehog ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

If the vegetation is not at its most luxuriant, definitely a good option to lead it in one long, pumpy pitch

with James Rees
Coel Hellier 17/Mar/07 AltLd
with Duncan
JGW ?/Mar/07 -
Chad123 ?/Feb/07 AltLd O/S
with Rik and Viv
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
ryanjones ??/2007 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes ??/2007 Lead O/S
Andrew Barker ??/2007 Lead O/S

Strung both pitches together. Pumpy. Got a good rest in the niche.

with Matt Booth
haydng ??/2007 Lead O/S
with Rob
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
spacey 18/Nov/06 Lead dnf
PenJD 06/Nov/06 Lead O/S
with Dave Evans
cem 08/Oct/06 AltLd rpt

Led p2

with Miles Butteriss
Hidden 30/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/06 2nd
ASchwirtz 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
mol 08/Jul/06 2nd
with Timmy
Tim Steward 06/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Helen Alderson
SGD 06/Jul/06 2nd dog

Tanfastic route, hat off to Ant for leading this so easily, need big arms to place the gear but all the moves are fab...

with Anthony
Hidden ?/Jul/06 -
russonly 07/Jun/06 Lead β

Jam, layback, gear and a tree. Worth every star.

with PeteS
kevp ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Loz Owen
belay bunny turned bad ?/May/06 2nd O/S
with marcus
Peakology ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with Andy Mak
Chalky Cat ?/May/06 2nd O/S
with Dom
dan gibson 13/Apr/06 2nd rpt
with AJ
AJ007 13/Apr/06 Lead
with Dan
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
Gus ??/2006 Lead O/S
alasdair19 ??/2006 -

with Sion a great HVS day

Si dH 11/Dec/05 Lead dog

WOW, feel the pump! Dont see why you would do this in 2 pitches other than to rest, I ran it out in to one. I had to have one rest on gear about 3-4 metres up from the end of the traverse, hands uncurling off a jug on an easy move :(

with Tom Lambert
shoulders 17/Sep/05 Lead
shoulders 17/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with dai
Owen W-G 03/Sep/05 AltLd O/S

Led P2, which seemed easier than the first. Brilliant. Update Aug 11, repeated route leading P1 this time. Fell off the start until I realised going up the tree on the left is the way forward. Jamming section easier than I remembered but start of P2 is well awkward. Great gear throughout.

with Tom
Hidden 31/Aug/05 2nd O/S
Chris Davids ?/Aug/05 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch but both seconds struggled to follow, we abseiled out of the Bower. Meanwhile a second party climbed the route in one pitch but their second was also unable to follow. I seconded on their rope removing both their gear and mine.

with Jon, Rob
Alex Mason ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S

did top pitch with only 3 cams for pro 2 of witch i placed it the first traverse leaving me with one under the flake. sweet as a nut.

with richard going white
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 03/May/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 -
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
Pete Graham ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Dave Morris
richgibson ??/2005 AltLd
with John
Hidden ??/2005 -
Peakology ??/2005 Lead O/S

To the bower

with cat
MazElden ??/2005 Lead
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2005 Lead O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks ??/2005 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/04 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/04 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/04 Lead O/S
lukea 11/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Al
Apharri ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
dominic lee 01/May/04 Lead rpt
with daniel lee
Hidden 01/May/04 Lead O/S
cem 06/Mar/04 2nd
with Pete Atkinson, Graham Dolman
Hidden 01/Mar/04 TR dog
philhilo ??/2004 AltLd O/S

Simply the best.

Hidden ??/2004 AltLd O/S
SR1970 ?/Dec/03 Lead O/S
chris warner ?/Oct/03 AltLd
with james raitt
lamma_hippie ?/Jun/03 2nd
with Jon Lawton
duncan 25/May/03 Lead rpt
with Vladimir Arnoudov
bigphil 25/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Toby
Leofallon 29/Mar/03 Lead

Knee stuck - Nearly called out M.R.!! Hurt for months afterwards

CrashMat Rob 22/Feb/03 AltLd dnf

very cold so did not go on to finish it. 1st pitch only

with Martin Whelan
Obi-Wan is lost... ??/2003 Lead
with Nick
Hidden 26/Oct/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/02 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/02 2nd
Hidden 06/May/02 AltLd
Chris Murray ?/May/02 AltLd

Lead 2nd picth

with Richard Bower
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ?/May/02 Lead

Done as 1 pitch

with Kath Donohue
highlux ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S

Remember finding it hard.

Mark Davies PK ??/2002 Lead O/S
Neil Ireson ??/2002 Lead
with Paul W
Rob Kinsey ??/2002 -
with JamesR
malc 14/Oct/01 2nd
with CL
Hidden ?/Aug/01 AltLd
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/01 -
with Martin Flint
PaulTanton ?/Feb/01 Lead O/S
tuftynick ??/2001 -
Dave Bond ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Adrian Whitehall
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 -
with Martin Flint
Mark Stevenson 17/Sep/00 Lead O/S
Budge 08/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
WB ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S

also climbed it with Nicola in 2000

with Guy
Milne ?/May/00 Lead O/S

awsome, led out in 1 pitch.

with gaz wood
Hidden 23/Apr/00 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Mar/00 AltLd O/S
CrashMat Rob 26/Feb/00 TR
with Martin Whelan, Brian, Nicky
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Emma
Boy ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
RossG123 ??/2000 Lead
climbergg ??/2000 2nd
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
marcoleptic ??/2000 AltLd
with Ben, Pete
Bentwood ??/2000 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 11/Oct/99 Lead O/S
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
Roget 15/Jul/99 Solo rpt
roncaves 15/May/99 Lead
with Gavin Williams
Hidden 02/May/99 2nd O/S
RobSimmo 14/Mar/99 2nd O/S
kato'sdad 14/Mar/99 Lead
Ben C ??/1999 -
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/1999 -
Hidden 13/Dec/98 2nd
Steve Bell 05/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Simon Cook
CrashMat Rob 04/Jul/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
Hidden ?/Jul/98 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/98 2nd
Simonfarfaraway ??/1998 Lead O/S

fave HVS in the Peak

with Steve Hastings
Chris Murray 05/Jun/97 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch

with Richard Bower
Hidden 19/Apr/97 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/1997 2nd
richiebongo ??/1997 Lead O/S

In the 90's with Phil toy and later with gwen.

Hidden 26/Sep/96 2nd rpt
Hidden 28/Apr/96 Lead
Hidden 30/Mar/96 Lead rpt
Glenn Sutcliffe 30/Mar/96 2nd
Daniel Wrightson ??/1996 -
Hidden 22/Oct/95 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/95 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Aug/94 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 12/Jun/94 Lead

After a failed attempt on Requiem.

pete johnson 05/Jun/94 2nd
with Bob Allen, Steve Findlay
IanGilbertJones 28/May/94 Lead O/S
rob.grafton 05/Dec/93 Lead
with Bruce
Hidden 04/Sep/93 AltLd O/S
Okecroak 28/Jun/93 Lead
with M Mercy
Okecroak 27/Jun/93 AltLd
with M Mercy
Hidden 13/Jun/93 2nd dnf
Hidden ??/1993 -
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
NickJH ?/Oct/92 Lead O/S
with DWilliams, N Smart
Ena 12/Sep/92 2nd dog
with Mark Courtiour
Dave Musgrove Jnr 20/Jun/92 Lead
nai 17/May/92 2nd
with Tim
Hidden 12/May/92 2nd
Hidden 12/Apr/92 Solo rpt
MikeYouCanClimb ??/1992 -
with Graham Evans
pauldrew ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/91 Lead
Hidden 17/Jul/91 2nd
Hidden 27/May/91 Solo rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/90 AltLd
morganator ?/Jul/90 2nd O/S
with Si Cooke, James Hall
Roget 17/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with jim
Hidden 16/Jun/90 Solo rpt
Hidden 10/Jun/90 2nd
andyblain 25/Mar/90 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Mar/90 2nd rpt
rogerskews ??/1990 -
with Phil
gordonday ??/1990 Lead rpt
Greg Cunningham 01/Jun/89 Lead
Hidden 04/Feb/89 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Feb/89 Lead

Stunning climb but not hard. Repeated with Keith Bolton

with John Hyde
Hidden ??/1989 -
Derek Ryden ?/Dec/88 Lead O/S
with Krishna
Hidden 01/Nov/88 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/88 2nd
J R R Hartley ?/Aug/88 2nd O/S
with Andy DeMott
Gordon Stainforth 03/Jul/88 AltLd O/S

Seemed easy after last route. Stormed up the last pitch.

with Fliss Butler
phardman 05/Mar/88 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -
Hidden ?/Jun/87 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/87 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jan/87 2nd rpt
Tom V ??/1987 -
wynaptomos ?/Aug/86 2nd O/S
ukb & bmc shark 17/Jun/86 2nd
with Phill Dickens
Hidden 13/May/86 2nd
RichardMc 27/Apr/86 Lead
with Pip Jones
Robmwatt ??/1986 -
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
John Marsland 13/Oct/85 Lead
with George Shaw
Hidden ?/Sep/85 Lead
stp 26/Aug/85 Solo rpt

Seconded in 82. Not too bad for 5b.

stp 26/Aug/85 Lead rpt

failed on some years before. Improved finger strength proved to be the key.

Hidden 28/Jun/85 2nd O/S
andy gittins ??/1985 -
Neil McA 07/Sep/84 2nd rpt
with Flog
Hidden 26/Jul/84 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/83 Lead
andybirtwistle 14/May/83 Lead
with Ernie Greenwood
Mark Kemball 08/May/83 2nd
with Paul Clark
keefe 05/Mar/83 -
charlesmfrench 02/May/82 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 11/Oct/81 -
with JD
mark-abz 19/Sep/81 TR
with Richard O
Hidden ?/Sep/81 Solo
tapley 16/Aug/81 Lead
with Chris Seymour
Bob 21/Jun/81 AltLd O/S
with M. Lynch
Neil McA 16/Jun/81 Lead O/S
with Dean, Flog
Hidden 24/May/81 AltLd
Rob Davies ??/1981 2nd


with Tony Welsh
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
uphillnow ?/Sep/80 Lead

Climbed periodically over the years, most recently 29th Aug 2013

with Al Bennett
Hidden ?/Jul/80 Lead
jonathan shepherd ?/May/80 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/80 AltLd
Nic Robinson 30/Mar/80 Lead O/S
with Nick Bond
Chris Craggs ??/1980 Lead
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
KRB 09/Sep/79 Lead O/S
with Mike Bridges
duncan ?/Sep/79 AltLd O/S
Nigel Bond 16/Jun/79 Lead
with Andy Brown
Mark Kemball 10/Jun/79 Lead
with Sarah Bridge, George Mumford
Hidden ?/May/79 AltLd
Mike Owen 15/Apr/79 2nd β
with Keith Robertson, Elaine Watson
Andy Edgar ??/1979 Solo β

Great sense of isolation

Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Mike O'Brien
Hidden ?/Oct/78 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 22/Jul/78 2nd
with Neil Gregory
mike bridges 22/Jul/78 Lead β

Top quality route.Led throughout on this occasion,had 2nded before i think,not sure. The top layback flake is just a dream,climbed it quickly!

with Chris Ellis, Neil Gregory
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/78 AltLd O/S
with Steve Andrews
GeoffG ?/Mar/78 AltLd
with tony bowker
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1978 Lead
with Dorothy Bogg
Hidden 26/Oct/77 2nd
GeoffG 05/Jun/77 2nd
with tony bowker
mikej 22/May/77 Lead
with Mike Byles
Hidden 29/Jan/77 Lead
Dave Musgrove 11/Jul/76 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/76 Lead
petemeads 24/Apr/75 Lead
clanger ??/1972 -
Tony Holdsworth 01/Jan/70 -
Seymore Butt ??/1970 2nd
with Keith Roberts
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead
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