2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A fine combination of two old routes gives a near-classic.
1) 4c, 18m. Climb the open-book corner to a ledge (peg). Awkward moves lead up and right around a bulge.
2) 4c, 15m. Traverse left to the arete, high or low, and follow the exposed groove above. Take care to avoid rope-drag. © Rockfax

FA. (Gabriel) J.Soper, N.Crowther, D.Johnson 1957. (Pearly Gates) D.Mellor, D.Johnson 1959

Ticklists: Rockfax Peak Limestone Top 50, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet).

hilty 13/Nov/17 Lead O/S
NebHappyrock 04/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Lead 1&2, great moves, bit polished, some fun exposure on the 2nd pitch. Picnic on top, watching the sunset.

with George, AUMC
ben1987 29/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Excellent! 1 really polished foot on the traverse but easily avoidable.

robert-hutton 26/Oct/17 -
evhall 14/Oct/17 AltLd O/S


with Tom R
Hidden 12/Oct/17 -
Tony Holdsworth 12/Oct/17 2nd rpt
with Steve Smith
buxtoncoffeelover 26/Sep/17 AltLd

I led P1, Colin led P2. As good as ever, with a lovely lofty finishing ledge above the autumnal canopy

EstherHyde 15/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Sep/17 2nd
DanOsb 08/Sep/17 Lead O/S

One big pitch

with Charlotte
Stroppy 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S
mrs milf 20/Aug/17 2nd
with John Cook
Hidden 20/Aug/17 2nd
LukeWawrzyniak 15/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Jude milburn
Jude Milburn 15/Aug/17 2nd O/S
with Luke Wawrzyniak
adamsriches 12/Aug/17 Lead O/S

First unsupervised trad lead! Good fun

Droyd 03/Aug/17 AltLd G/U

P1. Lowered off just below the roof due to heavy rain, gave it half an hour then got back on. Good route.

with Henry
josefft 24/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Jack PCC
Amy121 09/Jul/17 Lead

First pitch only

hetty.key 06/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 05/Jul/17 2nd rpt
Constant Solo 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Traversed high on second pitch, it seems the money is traversing at the break, would like to redo for the exposure.

loonylovegood93 04/Jul/17 Lead O/S
RM199 04/Jul/17 2nd rpt
tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
ned_85 20/Jun/17 AltLd
SamStrong93 20/Jun/17 AltLd
with Neil
Emily-Cooper 18/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Not sure what to class this as because I onsighted Gabriel, started the Pearly gates by going direct instead of up and round, fell... lowered down. Then onsighted the correct route. So two onsights with a sun stroke fuelled mess around and fall??! Maybe 😂

with jord
Frankie Doodle 18/Jun/17 AltLd

Lead first pitch

with kez1
kez1 18/Jun/17 AltLd rpt

Got the second pitch this time around, awesome climbing, brilliant exposure and a great view from the belay on the top

gritstone7 12/Jun/17 Lead rpt
with HB
Hidden 12/Jun/17 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/17 AltLd
radddogg 11/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Fairly steady P1 (4b?), slightly bold step out from the corner. Why are there two pegs there when there is a bomber nut placement? P2 much better pitch. Great exposure on the traverse, felt hard, poss 5a.

with Tom Richards
joemallia 09/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Got the second pitch and loved it, though at one point on the traverse my foot slid off a glassy, polished hold leaving me footless, hanging on trusty jams.

with Mark Ellis
mattlyons 01/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with Josh Willson, Sam Clarke
Hidden 28/May/17 2nd rpt
BlueJohn 28/May/17 Lead
matildascott111 23/May/17 2nd
with amccann
amccann 23/May/17 Lead O/S
with Tilly
the power 21/May/17 Lead
with neil
Ardo 21/May/17 2nd rpt


MD 21/May/17 Lead O/S

Ran both pitches together.

with Ed
EllieWoods 20/May/17 AltLd O/S
jon_gill1 20/May/17 AltLd rpt
67hours 14/May/17 Lead O/S

Abb'd off after p1 in big rain storm

with Blackmore
Hidden 13/May/17 2nd
mike fenwick 13/May/17 Lead
Hidden 26/Apr/17 Lead
AndyF 23/Apr/17 AltLd
with Tom V
Hidden 12/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/17 AltLd
Hidden 11/Mar/17 Lead
Chris Wright 11/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Dave Sarkar
Damo Grimley 05/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Full value deserving every star I was climbing really well the moves all felt great love that first pitch (my lead)

AndyRogers 05/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Worth all the stars. Sustained and exposed throughout, lovely. Damo p1 me p2.

with Damo
James Thacker ??/2017 -
HesselD 29/Dec/16 Lead
with Jack
Jack Bradley 29/Dec/16 2nd

P1 only

with HesselD
Hidden 22/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
Natalie Berry - UKC 22/Oct/16 AltLd


Drue 16/Oct/16 Lead O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 04/Oct/16 Lead

Lead both pitches. Nice easy bridging up the corner then an engaging traverse to finish Gabriel. Pearly Gates starts with a gripping traverse (wished for cams or hexes!) to the edge of the world, then a thoroughly entertaining romp up steep juggy bulging corner to heavenly belay ledge. Lovely sunny autumn views

smoreda 04/Oct/16 2nd
mountaingoatgirl 04/Oct/16 2nd
Elizabeth Allen 11/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Luke
Luke90 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Liz
Ardo 30/Aug/16 Lead rpt

1st pitch

with Andy
JOHNB-W 26/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with andywinfrow
alexjf 18/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Durkules 18/Aug/16 2nd

1st pitch only

eb202 07/Aug/16 2nd
with Michael
Mike505 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S

1st pitch only

Hidden 05/Aug/16 Lead O/S
sting 23/Jul/16 Lead
with kwaidy
kwaidy 23/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with sting
alexjf 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with max_chan
john max 14/Jul/16 AltLd
max_chan 14/Jul/16 2nd rpt

1st pitch only.

MikeyP 08/Jun/16 AltLd


max_chan 28/May/16 Lead O/S
with Lou
the power 19/May/16 AltLd
with rob
Ardo 09/May/16 AltLd rpt

Geoff p1, me p2

with Geoff
Hidden 08/May/16 AltLd O/S
deacondeacon 04/May/16 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch. Well cool

ned_85 04/May/16 AltLd
with Andrew Deacon
Dan3266 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with GStone
GStone 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
BigTone 10/Apr/16 AltLd O/S


philmitch 20/Mar/16 TR β

After a bit of an epic to rig rope up and ab down. Climbed back up on top rope in trail runners to get my bag and rock shoes. Lovely route, top section not overly polished but plenty lower down. Path along the top is ok, but the ascent / descent to it is very floral and reasonably steep with plenty of pretty wild roses. No fixed gear at the top to ab from but plenty of trees and easy to get a rope stuck.

Rob Davies 13/Mar/16 Lead

P2 is very good and exposed, P1 indifferent - both quite polished

with Neil Hyde, Phil Ashton
Tony Prendergast ??/2016 -
Hidden 22/Nov/15 Lead
Rhi Rhi 22/Nov/15 2nd
with Shellj1
Mike W 04/Oct/15 2nd O/S
BTphonehome 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Kasha
kasha_gregson 19/Sep/15 2nd
with Bram
Hidden 16/Sep/15 2nd O/S
callumbtaylor 10/Sep/15 2nd
peaterpan 10/Sep/15 Lead O/S

led first pitch :) was exciting traversing away from the ped in the corner.

DubyaJamesDubya 05/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Joe Norris
Phillhop 05/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
fuzzysheep01 05/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Led in 1 big pitch. Nice but very polished on traverse of P2.

James 1 05/Sep/15 AltLd

Easy climbing. The second pitch (The pearly gates) is brilliantly exposed

Paul Hy 03/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Cracking route though a bit stiff for VS 4c

with Phil T
the power 03/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Paul Hy
Kynabauchary 31/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Climbed straight from a 4 hour journey. Was still very very wet. Still have awesome climbing and probably one of the most fun climbs to date. The second pitch is a little scary as traversing round a corner and unsure when to break up the wall, or even if I could! Good institute peg a move up from the travers, felt very very bold in the wet

Hidden 28/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Russ 28/Aug/15 Lead
Sam McCarthy 18/Aug/15 Lead O/S

pretty good

James Lowe 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Nice to have two such different pitches of such good quality

with Fran
penny.orr 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Really thought this was great, despite being a little polished. The top pitch is especially entertaining as it feels a bit wild.

franhammond92 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2. Awesome positions

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Really enjoyed this, great positions on the top pitch

daviesp2 07/Aug/15 AltLd

led gabriel

with Rich
Hidden 07/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
theotherpetehill 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
chrisallan 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Nick1812P 17/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Calum harvey
charvey 17/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Tried to lead it as one pitch but backed off the last hard move on the second pitch after climbing up and down from it 3 or 4 times. Downclimbed to the tree at the end of the first ptich, belayed nick up and then followed him to the top.

BenedictIEP 10/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

I Led Gabe, Sam Led Pearly Gates

Ian Hylands 09/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

First limestone trad, and only third multi pitch climb. Led second pitch. Well protected, but feels exposed traversing out to the arête, and some footholds are very polished.

with Steve Lismore
Hidden 09/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
OliverRoss 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
stevelismore 09/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Seconded before-pleased to lead it

edwards_nicholas 09/Jul/15 AltLd
with NinaR
JessWilliams 09/Jul/15 2nd
Tom_Shill 04/Jul/15 Lead
B.D.Shah 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
williap 27/Jun/15 Lead
with Jonny
Hidden 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
Bernie L 16/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

1st pitch

with Jamie
TobyA 15/Jun/15 2nd O/S
with Tom R
keith Lonsdale 10/Jun/15 2nd
andybirtwistle 10/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S
the power 06/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with neil
Ardo 06/Jun/15 2nd O/S


Hidden 03/Jun/15 Lead rpt
kez1 ?/Jun/15 -
with Andrew Boardman
Gav Williams 12/May/15 2nd
Jules Lane 12/May/15 Lead O/S

Upper pitch (Pearly Gates) is absolutely superb. I took the high traverse which gives massive holds in a spectacular position which gets even better as you go up the bulging groove !

JEP 12/May/15 AltLd rpt
Ben Turner 10/May/15 AltLd O/S
Canyak ??/2015 -
Anthony Dixon 02/Nov/14 AltLd
DavidPC 24/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lead both

with Jamie Lilley
planetmarshall 16/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

First climb at Stoney. And I thought Traprain was polished...

with Clive Betteridge
WillDoyle 10/Sep/14 AltLd
Goodstuff 10/Sep/14 AltLd

P1. Uber-polished footholds, but great moves and exposure at the grade.

bob_cbr 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Only first pitch

cragsman9000 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

First pitch was enjoyable. Messed up the second pitch by failing to traverse left. I seem to have made up my own route. Rushed it due to failing light.

with Neil
Becks87 23/Aug/14 2nd O/S
georgenvk 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Becks87
AidanMorris 16/Aug/14 AltLd
Tom Keaveny 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
Caroline_Schofield 04/Aug/14 2nd dog

Climbed the first pitch relatively comfortably, absolutely terrified myself on pearly gates after slipping on the traverse and going for a swing in to the abyss... gave myself a good talking to but bottled it on the 2nd attempt, difficult without hand jamming.

Jono_LS16 ?/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Chris Wright 31/Jul/14 Lead rpt
cathymiller 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Me P1, Mike P2.

Hidden 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/14 AltLd dnf
mattwyles1 17/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Led both pitches, traverse on the second pitch quite committing, went low with dubious but plentiful cams. Quickly eases, but some great exposure when you're round the corner.

with Scott
sian88 16/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P1

Rachel Slater 16/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


with Sian Angharad
robgixer 12/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 2nd β
jimbonfire 11/Jul/14 -
nige pacer 10/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Simon Pape
giuly 10/Jul/14 2nd
with Xose' Portela
Hidden 10/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
Martin Bagshaw 06/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the polished gates pitch

with Chris CMC
Andy Hardy 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Gabriel only. Well polished!

PenJD 02/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Led as one pitch. Lovely.

with Chris V and Pat D
helin 01/Jul/14 Lead
with matt
GermanAlex 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S

lead in 1 pitch, not sure about Top 50 but good fun. did the high traverse which is recommendable (no polish)

with Arno
Scott Anderson 27/Jun/14 2nd O/S
with Gav
Hidden 26/Jun/14 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 25/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Both good in their own way. Nice and bold on the top traverse of the 1st pitch.

with Ben Moss
john max 24/Jun/14 Lead
with Katy Mouritz
DerwentDiluted 22/Jun/14 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
Batt 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

Hoyes 20/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
DaveB61 18/Jun/14 AltLd
with Greg Jennings
Hidden 18/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
climbercrab 18/Jun/14 2nd dog

nasty polished traverse on the second pitch

Hidden 17/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Didymus 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 15/Jun/14 2nd β
Jack Loftus 13/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
with Mat Brown
Hidden 13/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead
WillDoyle 12/Jun/14 2nd
admackie 08/Jun/14 AltLd
sopaz 08/Jun/14 AltLd


JWB 31/May/14 Lead O/S

great climbing though felt quite hard for the grade.

jon_gill1 31/May/14 2nd rpt
with chris Lyness, john beardmore
the power 19/May/14 2nd rpt
with rob
dr_botnik 19/May/14 Lead O/S


blueroly 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S

1st pitch lead by Steve, 2nd by Oleg First climb of the year... it was tough on the arms.

with Oleg Makarov
Merlin 20/Apr/14 2nd O/S

1st pitch only for the warm up. Good route, bit polished.

with Jim Jarvis, Dave Tait
PaulFidler 15/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with ian kevin williams
eel 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Spencer
spenser 11/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Only climbed first pitch and then abbed off.

with Eve Lancashire
DanielGyi 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Done as one pitch. Cool moves throughout.

with Dom Pearce
dan_blair87 30/Mar/14 Lead dog

secconded first pitch clean, had to rest the lead of the seccond pitch after pumping out on the traverse.

Derek Furze 19/Mar/14 AltLd
with Paul Mitchell
Brannock 16/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 16/Mar/14 2nd O/S
cragtyke 04/Mar/14 AltLd

led P2

with Ross
Deezel65 04/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch which is easy (more like 4b) and a complete contrast to the 2nd pitch which is far from easy and more like HVS 5a

JayAyBee ??/2014 Lead O/S
with Pat
Hidden ??/2014 -
the power 10/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch,ya bum bum twitches on this un

with ken
Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Bill Lawrence 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

led the 1st pitch

with andy lawrence
niall_stone 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

I did first pitch and pete did the top section

pie_eater_pete 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
AnnMarie3 16/Aug/13 2nd
stevelismore 01/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with James L
Hidden 01/Aug/13 Lead
JHiley 29/Jul/13 2nd rpt

Just pearly gates. This time the storm was kind enough to wait until we finished climbing.

shouter 21/Jul/13 AltLd
matthomas79 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

First time I got to climb with my brother on a multipitch.

with Dave Thomas
Guy Wilson 19/Jul/13 -
with Plum
Hidden 19/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
edd rab 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

I lead 1st pitch, Adrian the 2nd.

with adrian scott
adrianscott 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

i led second pitch with Ed on first. awesome fun

with Edd Rab
jamie ward 08/Jul/13 AltLd

1st pitch

with Shaun Lake
Compo 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Will, Gareth
Hidden 07/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Eagertom 05/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Amazing views from the top, just exposed enough to feel a little scary without being terrifying and just good climbing all round. Wow

Hidden 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
ashtond6 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mrginna 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch... What a route

with Ben Hiles
alp79 30/Jun/13 2nd O/S
darlolad 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Owen W-G 29/Jun/13 AltLd O/S


with Nic
Hidden 19/Jun/13 AltLd
Abi Chard 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Val P
rich_hw 06/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with gavin_pcc
braders94 02/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Rob Cooper, James Oakes
jwpil 27/May/13 Lead O/S
with Jake
Jake Young 27/May/13 2nd rpt
with Jack
john lynch 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

good adventure :)

with anna, Ed Austin
matiamallia 05/May/13 Lead O/S
BLodge 26/Apr/13 -
Tony Holdsworth 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt
with Nick Mitchell
Double Knee Bar 07/Apr/13 2nd rpt

Just Gabriel.

colin177 11/Mar/13 AltLd
with Oli Hawkinsworth
Hidden 11/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
bclifton ??/2013 Lead
Hidden 18/Nov/12 AltLd
jasonpm 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Steve IMC
g1m147 09/Sep/12 Lead

Led both pitches. Exciting top pitch.

with Wayne s
RM199 05/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 05/Sep/12 Lead
Ian Broome 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Grant
GrantB 01/Sep/12 AltLd
with Broom Dog
Jake Young 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
JHiley 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Seconded P1 (Gabriel?) just before a short shower. Lead P2 (Pearly Gates?) as a second pitch to Parachute later with a thunderstorm/ cloudburst in the top section.

Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Wayne S 10/Aug/12 Lead


Hidden 06/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Tony Ryland 06/Aug/12 2nd
Andrew Lodge 06/Aug/12 2nd
with Tony, Steve
Hidden 03/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Double Knee Bar 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Second pitch was very airy and scary.

Hidden 18/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Simon Caldwell 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S

In 2 pitches, C led both. First was good, second was brilliant - took the variant up the wall and traversing high, 4c all the way. Almost fell off after an ill-advised heel hook to the right rather than using the obvious holds on the left, but somehow held on. Good lead by C.

with Carmen
Hidden 30/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 24/Jun/12 Lead rpt

Led in one big pitch

Graeme Hammond 24/Jun/12 2nd rpt

A even better to improve a great climb as Jim proved is to do this as one big pitch.

Hidden 20/Jun/12 -
ChrisBrooke 17/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Bell
mark20 12/Jun/12 Lead rpt

One pitch to the top, nice

Hidden 05/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Tony Holdsworth 04/Jun/12 AltLd rpt

Gabriel me Pearly Gates Tom

with Tom Reed
Hidden ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
JRigby ?/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 27/May/12 2nd rpt
Hardcore Pat 26/May/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Vanderz
Jonny Nick 19/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, Tim did second pitch. Mega tired, glad only had to second the 2nd pitch, was nails and pretty bold

Mr. K 19/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2. Good God the traverse out is scary! Took four attempts and a long period of manning up before I committed to finding out what was round the corner! The whole pitch was absolute quality, well worth the mental journey. =o)

Hidden 19/May/12 AltLd O/S
cem 12/May/12 2nd rpt
Ahab ?/May/12 Lead O/S
marcoleptic 30/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic airy 2nd pitch

biobuild 30/Apr/12 2nd
alexrankine30 28/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Only did the first pitch

with Mark
CharlieMack 27/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Jen Maxfield
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
cem 02/Jan/12 AltLd rpt

Led Gabriel

Kirill 02/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Seconded Gabriel, led Pearly Gates

Hidden ??/2012 -
Sean Kelly ??/2012 -
Palindrome ?/Oct/11 2nd
Brannock 09/Sep/11 2nd O/S
kenneM ?/Sep/11 Lead

Climbed with Davey Luke

with Davey Luke
Oliver Branagan 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

realised we messed up p2 before. Today seconded p1 and properly traveresed and climbed the awkward but awesome and stiff for VS second pitch O/S. Gripped.

with Miles M
Matt Cooke 20/Aug/11 AltLd β
shouter 14/Aug/11 Lead
CRiddiford 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Andy, Mark
treg 08/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Me p1 (steady VS), Rob p2 (stern VS). Glad Rob got the second pitch.

with Rob H
Hidden 08/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
IAmAStone 06/Aug/11 AltLd
with Charlie Jefferson
Jimbo C 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Very nice. I lead Gabriel which was a steady VS 4c, Pete got the Pearly Gates which was tough for VS and fantastically exposed.

with Pete
lamma_hippie 28/Jul/11 Lead
with Jon Lawton
Hidden 24/Jul/11 2nd O/S
garethb 10/Jul/11 Lead
with cheque
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jul/11 AltLd rpt
The Reaper 07/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/11 AltLd
ASchwirtz 19/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/11 AltLd rpt
victim of mathematics 24/May/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. P2 felt pretty stiff for VS.

JEP 24/May/11 Lead rpt
bigbirdflying 23/May/11 AltLd
with Chris Brook
braders94 07/May/11 AltLd O/S

I lead Pitch 1 Oaksi lead Pitch 2

James Oakes 07/May/11 AltLd O/S

Brad led P1, I led P2

Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Tony Holdsworth 01/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
with Ian Holtby
Guy Atkinson 21/Mar/11 2nd O/S

P1 only, some really lovely moves on this one!

with Chris Swift, James Fleming
Andrew Sloan 04/Feb/11 2nd rpt

Did Pearly gates as follow on from Parachute.

Martin Haworth 04/Feb/11 Lead rpt
with Andy
alasdair19 ??/2011 -
smudge 25/Nov/10 Lead rpt

Good to do this route again with Phil, it was our first route on limestone together (bless)

with Phil
Phil1967 25/Nov/10 2nd
with Dan
bigdrew 09/Oct/10 Lead rpt

P2 this time. Much nicer in the light!

with Mark R
Leo Woodhead 02/Oct/10 Lead
with Steve Wolstencroft
james.lane 27/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Patrick
gingerwolf 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

P1 only as started to pis it down. Nice crux around bulge, if a little polished

Hidden 06/Sep/10 -
Ianwesterby 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Leo
Leo Woodhead 05/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Ian W
Matt Fry 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

in the dark.

bigdrew 29/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

P1, P2 seconded in dark.

bigphil 07/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Lead top pitch for the first time. Gripping at times but great fun.

with Mark and Mike
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 18/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

led the top pitch this time

with Jim
Jim Slater 18/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

Led P1 this time.

Hidden 03/Jul/10 2nd rpt
eonuk 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

P1 only. Polish at base put me off a bit (not very experienced on limestone, more a gritstone). Really enjoyed it all after that. Have faith around the bulge

with Wayne
Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
philhilo 19/Jun/10 AltLd β

Led top section.

Hidden 16/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
lucasp 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch. Found this quite tough but not used to limestone.

with kev (lmc)
Hidden 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
philboy 04/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with paul h
jack89 03/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

2nd Pitch. Great exposure and nice climbing, but the polish is mental on P1. Shame really. "glass" isn't exaggerating- I thought everyone else was!

with Sam Gibson
J.Wells ?/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Chris Lockyer
mark20 30/May/10 2nd O/S

Top pitch is worth doing

Bisteris 23/May/10 AltLd dog

Led P1 Clean, Rested on P2

with Rhys Jenkins
Hexman 23/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led pearly gates, was loose in places but not as polished as gabriel

with Rich I
highfivekrissy ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 25/Apr/10 Lead dnf
Hidden 25/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Oliver Houston 21/Apr/10 Lead

lead 1st pitch, 2nd was loose and wasn't feeling it... abbed off

Hidden 10/Apr/10 2nd
joeldering 03/Apr/10 2nd
stewieatb 03/Apr/10 Lead dnf

Had to aid past a wet patch on the first pitch, then lowered off the peg due to more seepage above.

with joel182
r.greaves 27/Mar/10 2nd
with James Walker
markfairbank 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Heather Deane
Hidden 21/Mar/10 2nd
Justin T 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

P2 only after St Peter

with Cherry
the_keef 21/Mar/10 2nd dog
with Ian Moore
TonyF ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 AltLd
Andrew Sloan 08/Nov/09 Lead rpt

First pitch only.

with Tim
Oliver Branagan 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Steady climbing, really liked the movement through cruxy sections.

MilesMcgennity 17/Oct/09 2nd β
with oli, liam
Tony Holdsworth 02/Oct/09 AltLd β

Good route especially top pitch.

with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 02/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Tony
caradoc 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Might have seconded both pitches. Quite a tough VS but nearly everything seems hard at Stoney on a sweaty day.

with john b
Hidden 12/Sep/09 2nd rpt
porridgefan 11/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Jo led Gabriel and I climbed through the Pearly Gates

with Joe Ward
Hidden 11/Aug/09 -
catblack 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

top pitch was slightly scary and felt quite hard but very nice exposed climbing :-)

Andrew Barker 09/Aug/09 2nd O/S

Top pitch felt hard for the grade.

Shauna 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S

first pitch only then abbed

with Jules
ed woods 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Adam
Bullybones ?/Aug/09 Lead
Lou Kennedy 01/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
nathanlee ?/Jul/09 2nd β
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Cake 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

I led second pitch. Hairy, as I remember

with Matt
Hidden 23/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/09 Lead
Graeme Hammond 03/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

led the first pitch (Gabriel) good combination

with Patrick Daniel
mark20 24/May/09 Lead O/S

First pitch only - fantastic

Hidden 10/May/09 Lead O/S
jamiev 09/May/09 2nd β
with Adrian Richardson
Hidden 08/May/09 AltLd
Pilch 02/May/09 Lead O/S

A great route

with Ed
EdShep 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with Pilch
Karlos 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

First pitch really not that wonderful, but final groove of pitch 2 is nicely exposed and gets your attention. Probably best to climb in one long pitch to maintain the interest.

with Mark B, Daniela
Hidden 20/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Sankey 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Luke
thebigfriendlymoose 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Stephen
Andrew Sloan 17/Apr/09 Lead rpt

Followed on from top of parachute. A great little pitch, tough and very exposed for the grade.

with Steve Grove
Hannah Moulton 14/Apr/09 Lead
bridget143 14/Apr/09 2nd rpt

Only Gabriel in dusk.

smudge 02/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Nick Wakefield
Tom Hopkinson 23/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Stuart Honick, Curly
Hidden 07/Mar/09 2nd
Si dH 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S

All in one pitch. Top of first and start of second pitches a bit bold. Good route.

with Neil and Gary
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
pebbles 28/Feb/09 Lead β

did first pitch only. was very grateful for loan of rps for move round the bulge

with ewan
Hidden 22/Feb/09 Lead rpt
Hidden ??/2009 2nd
Hidden 20/Oct/08 2nd
dpmUK 18/Sep/08 Lead dnf

Gabriel only. Clean onsight.

with Rob
Hidden 04/Sep/08 Lead O/S
@ndy 17/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Jeff
jeffb 17/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with andy c
Hidden 01/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/08 2nd rpt
Hardonicus 06/Jun/08 Lead β

Have done Gabriel before but Pearly Gates was on sight.

Brown 05/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Bridget
bridget143 05/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Brown
Hidden 02/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Jim Slater 29/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch

Hidden 29/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
JPGR 18/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul
pezzerrr 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Al Evans ??/2008 -
malc 03/Nov/07 Lead rpt
with Martin Hewes
duzinga 13/Oct/07 TR O/S

Gabriel only

with Pete
Hidden 13/Oct/07 TR
rayash 07/Oct/07 AltLd

great route

with fenclimb
Hidden 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
tontopink 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/07 2nd O/S
HimTiggins 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch

with Paul
Hidden 31/Jul/07 2nd O/S
Hardonicus 31/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 28/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 26/May/07 AltLd O/S
Morgan Woods 06/May/07 Lead O/S

Done as a single pitch but this makes it a little bold (and adds to drag) but great position at the end. Solid at VS.

with Padge
Mr Spoons 09/Apr/07 Lead

Lead first pitch, Gabriel. Abbed of stance.

with Stu Morris
Hidden 10/Nov/06 Lead O/S
MaccMark 21/Aug/06 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch

with Val Young
bigphil 16/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Calum
Hidden 29/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Nicos 23/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Iggy_B 30/May/06 Lead O/S
with Simon Troop
Hidden 28/May/06 Lead O/S
Phil1967 ?/Apr/06 Lead O/S
with Dan
smudge ?/Apr/06 2nd O/S
with Phil
Martin Haworth ?/Feb/06 AltLd
with Andy
roberto18 ??/2006 2nd
with Dad (Mike Bridges)
PenJD 23/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with DE and RS
Hidden ?/Jun/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead
John Marsland 01/Aug/04 Lead
with John Haslam
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
Hidden 06/Nov/03 AltLd
Gman ?/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
with Carl, Rich
Stig ?/Jul/03 2nd O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden ?/Aug/02 -
Phil West 06/Jul/02 Lead O/S

Had led Gabriel before. The Pearly Gates was onsight. Excellent exposure!

with David Atherton
Dave Mason 02/Jun/02 Lead O/S
with Trev Tatler
Hidden 04/Jul/01 AltLd
colin milton ?/Jun/01 AltLd
with eric milton
Hidden 20/May/01 AltLd O/S
Mark Davies PK ?/Mar/01 Lead O/S
with Efua
FrankW 15/Jul/00 Lead O/S
with James R
Hidden 04/Mar/00 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2000 -
Hidden 10/Oct/99 Lead
Carl Smethurst 29/May/99 Lead rpt
with Joe Grima
fellgazelle ??/1999 AltLd O/S

and again with Dave Fooks 2008

with Richard Hewitt
Chris Ellis 21/Aug/98 Lead
with Johnathan Burgess
cem 18/Apr/98 2nd
JonBray ??/1997 Lead O/S
Roget 24/Nov/96 Lead rpt
Hidden 27/Apr/96 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob ??/1996 Lead O/S
Roget 09/Dec/95 Solo rpt

soloed Gabriel only

tlr 25/May/95 Lead
with Kim
ColinD 09/Apr/95 Lead
Daniel Wrightson 26/Feb/95 AltLd O/S
with Richard Bradbury
Phil West ??/1995 Lead O/S

1st pitch (Gabriel) only.

with Steve Wild
John Marsland 18/Aug/93 Lead
with Darrell Small
Chris the Tall ?/May/93 Lead
with Colin
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/92 Lead
roncaves 21/Jul/92 AltLd
with Sue Leyland
andrew300169 02/May/92 AltLd O/S
with Pom
Hidden 26/Apr/92 Lead
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 09/Nov/91 2nd O/S
with Ali, Ian Athroll
Hidden 13/Apr/91 Solo rpt
conradallen 03/Feb/90 Lead
Iain Thow 07/Jun/89 AltLd

Led the easy bit in the middle (VD?), Paul led all the real climbing.

with Paul Eastwood
Backinthegame ?/Feb/89 Lead O/S
leathers 23/Jan/89 Lead
DubyaJamesDubya ?/May/88 Lead O/S
with Nick Oldfield
Hidden 29/Mar/88 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1988 -
Hidden 01/Oct/87 Lead
steve taylor ?/Jun/87 2nd
with hilary cockrell
Hidden 29/Mar/87 AltLd
Neil McA 14/Mar/87 Solo
Hidden 01/Feb/87 AltLd
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd O/S
babymoac 09/Nov/86 Lead
with Rich Reeder
Neil McA 06/Aug/86 Lead rpt

In the rain. Satish had just arrived from India and this was his first taste of British climbing!

with Satish Patki
Pete Pozman 03/Mar/86 AltLd O/S

The Pearly Gates in the old Paul Nunn guide. 2 pitches described as 4b 70ft and 4c 70ft. Description seems to fit "Gabriel and the Pearly Gates". Just found it in my logbook. I led Gabriel pitch.

with Jeremy (York)
Hidden ?/Mar/86 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jan/86 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/85 AltLd
sadams 18/Jun/85 Lead
with unseconded
John Marsland 02/Jun/85 2nd
with George Shaw
Tim Bateman 19/May/85 Lead
Neil McA 12/Apr/85 Lead rpt
with Bill Runciman
sadams 06/Apr/85 Lead
Hidden 23/Feb/85 Lead
Hidden 22/Feb/85 2nd
Rich Kirby ??/1985 Lead O/S
with Graham Cairns/Ray Kelly
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1985 -
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
neilh 30/Aug/84 Lead
with dave croker
malc 06/Jul/84 Lead
andy tetsill ?/May/84 Lead
with Manchester Poly, Joy
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jan/83 Lead
andy gittins ??/1983 -
Bulls Crack ??/1983 AltLd O/S
with RW
Ena ?/Sep/82 Lead O/S
with Martin Trouse
mark-abz 03/Oct/81 Lead
with Pete T
Nic Robinson 12/Jul/81 Lead
with Alice Hampton
charlesmfrench 25/Jun/81 Lead O/S
Hammy 20/Jun/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
Neil McA 12/Jun/81 Lead
with Martin from School
Hidden ?/May/81 Lead
Nigel Coe 05/Apr/81 -
with Steve Portnoi
MikeDowsett ??/1981 Lead
with Jon Sharpe
Ian Jones ??/1981 -
with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey
Nic Robinson 16/Sep/80 Lead
Neil McA 13/Apr/80 Lead
Hidden 04/Apr/80 -
Bruce Kerr 03/Apr/80 Lead
with Frank Hughes
tapley 29/Mar/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
tapley 22/Mar/80 Lead
with Alison Tapley
duncan ?/Mar/80 Solo
ColinMeech ??/1980 -
Mark Kemball 04/Nov/79 Lead
with Sarah Bridge
Mike Owen 18/Apr/79 Lead O/S
with Elaine Owen
Chris Ellis 12/Mar/79 2nd
with Martin Veale
duncan ?/Nov/78 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/78 AltLd
Hidden ??/1978 -
Rob Davies ?/Nov/77 2nd

P1 only

with Steve Platt
leland stamper ?/Oct/77 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/77 -
Chris Terrey ??/1977 AltLd
with Gerry Dunford
Nigel Bond 06/Jul/76 Lead
with Andy Brown
Bolt Phobia 06/Mar/76 AltLd
with Martyn Hurn
Hidden 23/May/75 AltLd
Hidden 26/Jan/75 2nd
petemeads ??/1975 Lead
uphillnow 24/Sep/74 Lead
Hidden 19/Jan/74 Lead
Derek Ryden ??/1974 -
with Bob Harrison
Andy Say ??/1973 -
Andy Say ??/1973 Lead O/S
mikej 09/Apr/72 Lead
with Barbara Sharratt, E
mikej 05/Sep/70 Lead

Gabriel only

with Nigel Sumner, E
mikej 25/Apr/70 Lead

Gabriel only

with E
greenbuoy ??/1970 -
bob@daysmill ??/1970 AltLd β
mikej 01/Nov/69 Solo

Gabriel only

with E
Dave Musgrove 20/Jul/69 AltLd
Gordon Stainforth 15/Jun/69 AltLd
with John Stainforth
Hidden 27/Apr/69 Lead
mikej 11/Apr/69 Lead

Gabriel only

with Bill Church
mikej 29/Mar/69 Lead

Gabriel only

with E
mikej 15/May/68 Lead

Gabriel only.

with Jim Godbold, E, Graham Evans
mikej 12/May/68 Solo

Gabriel only.

with Nick West
mikej 28/Feb/68 Lead
with Brian Norris
mikej 12/Nov/67 Lead

Gabriel only. Finished along Kaysor Bondor (VD), a short girdle leftwards towards White Knight.

with Mike Priest
Martin Bennett 27/Jun/67 -
with Doug Bonney
jcw 30/Oct/66 Lead

David led the Gabriel part. Jan 1980 with Martin Harris. Again with Martin June 1981.and March 1994

with David Unwin
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