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Start up Pedestal Crack then step left to a tricky groove. © Rockfax

FA. Tim Dunsby 14.7.71 14/Jul/1971

Ticklists: subluminal A to Z .....almost.

SuperLee1985 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Found this more 'exciting' than expected. Up the groove was trivial, but I wasn't quite sure when to join the face and kept bridging higher and higher up the pinnacle. The headwall is much steeper than expected and placing gear was strenuous. I got a couple of good small nuts lower down and a a terrible cam behind the (detached?) flake and then yarded off this with both hands to pass the bulge then just ran to the top.

The Screaming Finn 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with CarlWH
Carl 08/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Rob S
simonsnake77 10/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Felt bold stepping on to the wall, and tricky to place a high wire to protect the next move.

steve2006 10/Jun/17 2nd
with chris
LJC 01/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Pretty rubbish, and no gear low down. Not a great route.

with Theo
Hidden 19/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Sam4242 26/Feb/17 Lead O/S
with Dan Richards
Matt Smith 05/Jan/17 Lead O/S
with Ed Tillard
Hidden ??/2017 Lead
SuePearson ??/2017 2nd
mattx1123 02/Jul/16 Lead O/S
charley 06/May/16 Lead O/S

Quite a sustained climb (depending on where you pull onto the wall)

with Ian, Mark
ciderspider 06/May/16 2nd O/S
with Charley
MDR61 06/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/May/16 Lead O/S
ipegg 30/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Simon Hughes
Hidden 02/Apr/16 Lead O/S
ChrisH_273 12/Sep/15 Lead G/U
ian d f 09/Sep/15 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 09/Sep/15 2nd O/S

A bit better and more tricky than I had expected.

with Ian
chris cockbain 04/Sep/15 Lead O/S
musgravet 04/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jul/15 2nd
TP 24/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ben H
Ironmax 23/May/15 2nd

My first climb! I fell once.

with Ben H, TP
Hidden 01/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 01/Mar/15 2nd O/S
ian bryant ??/2015 -
euge74 ??/2015 Lead O/S
arandall 06/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Wendy Watthews 06/Dec/14 Lead O/S
RKirke 19/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Chrissy
shim ?/Sep/14 2nd
Echna 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Rich
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
tebs 29/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Not a good route. Downright dangerous with big loose flakes.

with Ian
bsparky 06/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Kane Harris, Karl Gregory
UnkArl 06/Jul/14 Lead
with Ben
Monkey_Alan 02/Jul/14 Lead
Sophie Nunn 02/Jul/14 2nd
with Alan
Matt77 03/May/14 Lead O/S

Found this tricky. Wasn't sure where to move into the groove and had a mini wobble!

with Shane
islandlynx ?/May/14 2nd
Dhonny_Jaws 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Alan100 01/Mar/14 Lead
skunky456 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S

greasy as hell when i did it, wild ride!

Ronan72 16/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/13 Lead O/S
tedburt 04/May/13 Lead O/S
with Aaron Burdett
Georgia H ?/May/13 Lead dog
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead dnf
Hidden ??/2013 -
JCAshman 11/Dec/12 Lead O/S

Small Gear

1202alarm 20/Sep/12 -
with Si Ball
Hidden 09/Aug/12 TR rpt
Hidden ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
patrickc 22/May/12 2nd
with oli
olidea 12/May/12 2nd β
jon_ridley 06/May/12 2nd O/S

Freestyled up the wall to the right on second. Fun

Julie Carroll 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Morna
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/12 2nd
Sophie Nunn 12/Mar/12 TR rpt
pete.hutchings 25/Feb/12 Lead dog

Climbed first part of Pedestal crack then stood and looked for good placements. Bit scary steeping across on to the face.

jcook1980 ??/2012 -
with Matt Tyson
louby 05/Nov/11 2nd
chris_B 05/Nov/11 Lead

bit rubbish

Hidden 14/Oct/11 2nd O/S
andrzej kierzek 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Tara
Hidden 31/Aug/11 Lead
Amy Kilpin 06/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Louise Hall 24/Jul/11 TR
with Josh Daymond
Hidden 10/Jul/11 2nd O/S
olllie26 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S
LukeyG ?/Jun/11 Lead
with C-nunez
andycash 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with paul brackston
gjh 17/Apr/11 Lead β

I have lead pedestal crack before, but onsighted the second half

Hidden 16/Apr/11 Lead O/S
mikespooner 27/Mar/11 2nd
with Richard Bingham, Tom Downes
Hidden 06/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Rich K 12/Feb/11 Lead

Rough seas added to the excitement

with Wayne Cheung
Andrew Gee 12/Feb/11 Lead O/S
nikinko 17/Oct/10 2nd dog

found committing to step onto the face after following Pedestal Crack hard.

with liam
risby 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
davenev 28/Jun/10 Solo O/S
Robin Head 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Katie
katiep 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Ceri, Robin Head
Ceridwen 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S
with Robin Head, Katy Preston
Hidden 18/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
nick hawkins 04/May/10 TR O/S

self belayed

jezb1 30/Jan/10 Lead O/S

A few nice moves at the top

Jane Weir ??/2010 -
Ceridwen 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Thomasina
Monkey_Alan 05/Sep/09 2nd

Started up Pedestal Face

uncontrollable 05/Sep/09 2nd rpt

the circuit: down climbed Pedestal Crack, linked Pedestal Face and Granpa's Grope on the way up

with Viskii, Alan B
Hidden 25/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/09 2nd O/S
riddle 27/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
colkurtz 18/Jun/09 2nd
with Tim
JonBrown 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Mike
michpaulatto 14/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Ben Watts 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Brad Reed
breed 26/Apr/09 2nd O/S
vertigo 05/Apr/09 2nd β
MarkRyder 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Rich
AndyM-LVB 04/Apr/09 2nd
with Nicolas Tardy
trev_f 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S
davenev 16/Mar/09 TR O/S
with solo
feilx 15/Mar/09 Solo
Hidden 08/Mar/09 Lead rpt
uncontrollable 28/Feb/09 2nd β
with Viskii
Hidden 28/Feb/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Blisco 26/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Caiwei
aged_ape ?/Jun/08 -
tobydunford 26/Apr/08 Lead O/S
LiLaMont 26/Apr/08 2nd β
ASchwirtz 27/Jan/08 2nd O/S
with Claire Johnston
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
MontyH 03/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Milton
dannyboy83 17/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Sion
Lauren Davies 08/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Rosie
alexrp 03/May/07 2nd

Tricky move to leave the pedestal.

with Tony F
kenneM ?/May/07 Lead
with Booby Hewitt
tonanf ?/May/07 Lead

harder if you step over to the main wall lower in pedastal crack

with arpollard
eldre070 21/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Jase White
Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
Mr Tickle ??/2007 Lead
davenev ??/2007 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 20/Aug/06 Lead
with John Inkpen
Hidden 24/Dec/05 2nd O/S
Paul Leader 05/Aug/05 2nd
Marq 20/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with Jamie (Craggy Island)
brian watson ??/2005 Lead O/S
with anne marie sheppard
simon kimber ?/Feb/04 TR


Ed Causton ??/2004 Lead O/S
Bob M 18/Sep/03 Lead
with Stewart Walker
Mark Stevenson 17/Aug/02 2nd O/S
with Nick Fisher
Hidden 07/Jul/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/02 Lead
MontyH 07/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Paul Milton
Marti999 ??/2000 Lead
Ian Jones ??/2000 Solo O/S
with Karen Ghiselli
CraigMac1 ??/2000 -
NickP ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Bob M 11/Oct/98 Lead
with Jill Stevens
Hidden 13/Sep/98 2nd
andyfeds 20/Apr/96 Lead
with Andy C
Dringo ??/1995 -
jim_randell 11/Jun/94 2nd O/S
with FW
james wardle ?/Jun/93 AltLd
with simon Longley
kp64zl ?/Dec/89 2nd
with Mark R
MoWalker3 19/Nov/89 -
Hidden ??/1985 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe ??/1979 -

Approx date

with Dave Kyle
Chris Terrey ?/May/78 Lead
with Dave Kelsey, Gerry Dunford
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