40m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
A wandering climb of great quality - perhaps the archetypical grit classic and thought by many to be worth HVS.
1) 4b, 15m. Climb the slabby groove to its top then traverse left to a stance on giant jammed blocks with a variety of belays.
2) 4c, 25m. Climb on to the flake (a big sling on it stops the rope jamming down the back) and descend its edge until a hidden foothold gives respite. Gain a crease on the left and teeter along this and all the way round onto the front face.
One tricky move leads to the well positioned slabby finish. Great care is needed to avoid the rope jamming and to protect the second. © Rockfax

FA. Peter Harding 1946

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Patrick Hill 07/Jan 2nd rpt
with Rach, Adam brown
JazS 02/Jan Lead
AHTang 19/Nov/17 AltLd rpt

P2. Much much better rope control than the first time attempting last summer

with Moh Dhanji
luky0514 06/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

Climbed at night. Found descending the flake on second pitch tricky.

with Fez, Ming
Ben Turner 31/Oct/17 2nd β
Dominic Burke 29/Oct/17 Lead
hfotheri 28/Oct/17 AltLd dnf

Seconded pitch 1, then bailed after a brief attempt at pitch 2. Cold, wind & damp rock were probably not the best conditions to try this route on!

with simon
keepguessing 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S

In a single pitch, 3 pieces of pro.

EcoClimber 25/Oct/17 Lead O/S

Ground fall on first pitch, but still counting it as climbed clean, due to me not having any gear in when I fell. Landed on feet, cleaned the green slim off shoes & tackled crack again. Oozing slime & running water from earlier morning rain. Threw 4 cams in first pitch. Second pitch stunning. Warm rock & dry. One of the best 100 climbs in Britain I feel. Seconder & bleaker is a 15 year old mountain goat on his half term break :)

Rav 15/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with Hendo
lost.arrow 15/Oct/17 Lead rpt
with Rav
Hidden 08/Oct/17 Lead dog
TimCul 24/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
ian d f 24/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
George_Surf 22/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Rachel p1. Start is more awkward and slippery than it looks! P2 excellent, didn't find it too bad at all; keep descending the flake to the hidden foot ledge. Balancy step across the void to the nose then bolder easier padding above

rachelpearce01 22/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Tim_C7 03/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
with Luke Williams
Hidden 02/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
craig.england1 02/Sep/17 AltLd
with Ben R
mark44 02/Sep/17 AltLd
with Lawson
Hidden 28/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
Andrew171 27/Aug/17 AltLd
with Blake
Hidden 27/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
Rachael88 26/Aug/17 2nd

Was as hard as I expected. Not sure I 'down climbed' on the second pitch...

with Adam
BStar 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Found this tough it just kept going! top in 4c, glad to get the tick. P1 felt hard enough for a short reach, P2 flake was pretty scary for saying the rope was above me! The final slab on P2 was again super committing with not much gear until you are on the hard move.

with Rachael
AHTang 25/Aug/17 2nd dog

Fell whilst on second pitch due to stupid mistake of not going down the flake far enough before traversing across. Ropes and gear also got into a massive tangle... definitely need to repeat cleanly in future

KAckroyd 25/Aug/17 Lead O/S

A daring move left of the flake surrounded largely by easy climbing and a belay ledge so bomber, you could probably not build a belay and get away with it.

with Ao-Hin
M60OON 24/Aug/17 AltLd

My lead was the 2nd pitch

with rob 528
Rob Gillespie 24/Aug/17 AltLd rpt
bpclarke 20/Aug/17 Lead

Lead both pitches

Sammy Oakes 14/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Guy Arnold 06/Aug/17 AltLd
with Hannah
BlueJohn 23/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with Malc
Harry Ellis 20/Jul/17 Lead

Incredible. How can descending a well protected crack be so scary?! Lovely move across to the left once you work it out.

Hidden 20/Jul/17 2nd
gingerwolf 18/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
planetmarshall 18/Jul/17 2nd
with Callum
Hidden 18/Jul/17 AltLd
emlaw17 17/Jul/17 AltLd
malone 14/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 14/Jul/17 AltLd
andy007 10/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

LP / sec

with Mehmet
dryvita 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch which felt hard and insecure coming round over the bulge. Downclimbing the flake on the second pitch was memorable...

with Ed Bot
kez1 08/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
Frankie Doodle 08/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with kez1
Euan Todd 06/Jul/17 2nd O/S

McKinney led this in one big pitch - top effort with the rope drag. I seconded in the dark, had a faff with untying/retying one of the ropes as I was unprotected on the traverse. Definitely one of the most involved routes I've seconded, felt scarier than it would to lead I reckon. Really good quality climbing though, impressive to get such good climbing out quite a small bit of rock!

CRead 05/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
with Dave Baddeley
DavidMcK 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Lead in one massive pitch which if anyone is wondering is as bad an idea as it sounds. About as exciting as VS gets.

with Euan Todd
tonto169 01/Jul/17 -
mattx1123 27/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Led p2, fist jam baptism of fire! Weird top out with water runnels and not many cams left. Lowered paddy off the flake.

with Georgina bough
SachitD 24/Jun/17 Lead β
with Jamie Sprax
Sprax 24/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st

with Sachit
Oscar Popels 19/Jun/17 Solo rpt

What an adventure on this one! We started up at about 1am soloing the first pitch. Then setup a belay for the scary traverse left. We let Freddie take the lead since it was his birthday. because of lack of light he missed the crucial foothold under the flake and did some kind of weird palm off with high feet and somehow ended up past the move. a 5c solution to a 4c problem... he set up a belay round the corner and Joe set off. Probably the worst technique I've ever seen him do. I wondered if he even had legs. I think the fatigue was getting to him. After this I seconded the middle bit and we all romped up the easy slab together to finish. A very memorable outing indeed.

TomatoPro 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Started around 11pm. Doggedly followed misunderstood beta and did a ridiculous move through the crux. Not desperate but also not 4c. Maybe 5b. So fun in the end!

with O, Joe
JoeFoster59 18/Jun/17 2nd rpt

What a trip. After a chilled day failing to climb limestone in chee dale did this for Freddies birthday. I was ready to fall asleep when we left the car. We got to the base at around 11pm and all soloed the first pitch. Freddie got the lead of the second as it was his birthday in the dark and doing it onsight he found a very interesting way through the crux. Once he'd set up an anchor I was seconding first the problem was I was half asleep on the belay ledge and wasn't in a state to climb. But I manned up and pretty much campused the starting flake and slid myself down to the base of the flake using absolutely no technique. I absolutely botched the step across as well using a very awkward technique. Not my greatest climbing performance but a great birthday adventure. Need to practice climbing with a head torch.

Rob892 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Led both pitches. Polished P1 and rope drag on P2.

bclifton 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Ky 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S

My classic list completed on this day with this route! Good times. Right of passage

with Wales
matthewbpt 18/Jun/17 2nd O/S

First pitch awkward and slippery, second pitch scary exposed!

with Rob
Andrew Abraham 18/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Ky
The Screaming Finn 17/Jun/17 Lead dnf

Got super pumped on the second pitch and fell off. Couldn't get back on the route and had to lower unfortunately.

Oscar Popels 16/Jun/17 AltLd

Cindy took the first lead and I took second. It took me a while to spot the foothold on the traverse but once I did it was all easy sailing. Smashing route with great positions.

cindylmy 16/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Solid fist jams on the first pitch, never thought jamming would not be that painful. Step down to the 'secret' ledge from the flake seconding on second pitch was scary especially without any gear, up the move up the face felt like a proper move with an undercut and slopey crimp and a high foot rockover!

Fellmonkey 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

with Steve C
Luke90 13/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Glad to have not had an audience for this. Didn't make too much of a mess of it but hung around for quite a while figuring out the step across from the flake (having managed to avoid the beta). Felt deserving of HVS to me, though perhaps it was just an ambitious choice of introduction to the Roaches.

with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 13/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with Luke
tim_broadhurst 13/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
Chris Sansum 11/Jun/17 2nd rpt
with Ionut Procop
seanwales91 01/Jun/17 Lead dnf

My second couldn't get up the corner so I traversed back and finished up Valkyrie Corner instead, will be back, its beautiful and I am confident I can complete.

LCam98 28/May/17 Lead O/S
KeenClimber 20/May/17 AltLd
with John Cooper
LucaDF 13/May/17 2nd dog
AJMullen 13/May/17 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Wow. Just incredible. Best grit VS

kingjam 09/May/17 Lead

2nd pitch is truly unique and outrageous

with rich a
Ianhulme 07/May/17 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd Pitch

Hidden 06/May/17 2nd O/S
Chris Harding 06/May/17 AltLd O/S
with jack davy
Hidden 06/May/17 AltLd O/S
Diventure 04/May/17 Lead dnf
sting 03/May/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/17 AltLd
mrphilipoldham 03/May/17 AltLd O/S

Pitch one.

alanblyth 03/May/17 AltLd O/S

led p2

rosatb 01/May/17 AltLd β

Great route once your finished! Lead p2, the downclimb was 'interesting' to say the least

with Matt U
Jake397 30/Apr/17 AltLd
with Hamish
R Brown 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Danny A
roxyred 30/Apr/17 2nd dnf
Bronwyn Tarr 29/Apr/17 2nd
Chris Harding 29/Apr/17 AltLd
with jcdavy
jcdavy 29/Apr/17 AltLd
Cole Robertson 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
George Frisby 29/Apr/17 AltLd rpt

Lead P2

with Monty
radddogg 28/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Terrifying and quite desperate off-balance crux. Read afterwards there is a hidden foothold, that may have made it easier. As it was I was hanging off one fist jam and smears.

Elliot King LC&CC 28/Apr/17 AltLd dog

Seconded 1st pitch, lead the 2nd. Was a great climb but terrified climbing down the flake and traversing round the face. The final front face felt harder than I was hoping with insane rope drag and a horrible runout! Felt good to finally top out!

with Rob Powell
hotfeet 23/Apr/17 -
Stopsy 21/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Repeat of P1, P2 O/S

with Kinge
Kinge 21/Apr/17 AltLd

Lead Pitch 1.

Lydaisy 21/Apr/17 2nd dnf
with Michael
BenRyle 18/Apr/17 AltLd rpt
with Ian Grobowski
Roberttaylor 18/Apr/17 -
Heather Osborne 15/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Great to finally do this! Brilliant route! Led p2

with Ben Roe
BRoe 15/Apr/17 AltLd rpt

P1 this time, good to do this again.

with Heather O
Jmpollard 13/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Very cold. Didn't really enjoy the route.

Hidden 13/Apr/17 2nd
jharlow 11/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2.

with Ceire Booth, Kieran O'Dempsey
royalste45 11/Apr/17 2nd
Ian Saxton 09/Apr/17 AltLd O/S


Tim Ford 09/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, an amazing climb that requires confidence due to how exposed it is. really enjoyed it

with callum ray
Col Kingshott 09/Apr/17 -
Mike W 07/Apr/17 AltLd rpt
Chriswallis2 07/Apr/17 AltLd rpt
with Mike W
maria85 06/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
with Neil
hiyaneil 06/Apr/17 AltLd
with maria85
Alex Hyde 06/Apr/17 Lead rpt

Second time round, new what i was doing this time! Second fell, began with direct start on manate

with Sam
joeramsay 02/Apr/17 Lead

Had to rest after I got lost after the crux, and got super boxed trying to do a horrific chicken-wing. Super psychological - pleased that I stuck the crux, but pissed off at the subsequent rope faff. Still fun!

jon_gill1 02/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with nick loc
Hidden 02/Apr/17 Lead O/S
AlexD-L 02/Apr/17 2nd dnf

Onsighted first pitch and then had an exciting first belay on multipitch. Completed the crux but then Joe placed some gear off route. Ensuing rope faff caused two lower offs through the same large Holly tree. One to escape and the other to rescue gear!

Guy Harris 27/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Tris Cumberland
Alex Hyde 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S

Great route, found getting onto the arete much harder than the step out with all the rope drag

with Jacob
MaddieRoseHole 26/Mar/17 2nd dog

first part of the 2nd pitch was far beyond a VS, Dom was brave to lead it, and i was stupid enough to lose my balance and swing around grazing my whole hand! Had to get back onto the route by climbing over an over hang.

with Dom Geckko
harry.morrish 25/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

led p2, and what a pitch!

with sam watchorn
harry_lewis 25/Mar/17 Solo β
CRead 25/Mar/17 AltLd rpt

Amazing, takes some serious beating at the grade!

amccann 25/Mar/17 AltLd rpt
mattlyons 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with USMC
tom_drysdale 25/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Led P1, great climb and the second pitch is ace! can see why it's a classic!

Didymus 23/Mar/17 AltLd O/S


with Rich
8PetrieC 11/Mar/17 Lead β
with Tom McCabe
Tom McCabe 11/Mar/17 2nd rpt
Hidden 19/Feb/17 AltLd
stalbot 19/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
evans859 18/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Seconded 1st pitch, lead the 2nd. Was a great climb but terrified climbing down the flake and traversing round the face. The final front face felt harder than I was hoping with insane rope drag and a horrible runout! Felt good to finally top out!

with Josh Short
mop449 17/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

Lead p1, it was a bit of a grovel but the traverse was incredible! Great to finally get this done.

with Jimbo
ChristyCole 17/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
dkilner 17/Feb/17 Lead
youwillfindjimbo 17/Feb/17 AltLd G/U
with Danny G
Hidden 04/Feb/17 2nd
foobar123 04/Feb/17 2nd

Excellent climb! Traverse was rather scary even on second as I was unaware of the hidden foothold! Once I'd been directed to that though everything was much better. Will come back and lead one day!

Hidden 04/Feb/17 Lead O/S
Lazer sk eh 03/Feb/17 AltLd O/S

1st pitch

jimlear ??/2017 Lead O/S
Guy Bennell ??/2017 AltLd
timozheng ??/2017 Lead O/S
WillRhodes ??/2017 Lead O/S
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
Hidden ??/2017 Lead O/S
Alex_Derbyshire 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S

Really nice route, bit of an awkward step in the bitter cold!

catrin289 26/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
Liam Ingram 26/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
nickb1 26/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
with Clemént
Hidden 22/Nov/16 AltLd rpt
lukevf 19/Nov/16 Lead rpt

Third time's the charm

Christabel Goode 19/Nov/16 2nd
harrybeadle 19/Nov/16 2nd dog

Bad start but O/S from second pitch

Steve Vincent 18/Nov/16 AltLd
with Sean West
kingfionnbharr 07/Nov/16 Lead
with steve
krispy_fish2000 01/Nov/16 Lead

Harder than either of us first realised. Clean onsight lead after much angsty hesitation.

with Titus Wilson
Hidden 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S
Anne_S 23/Oct/16 2nd dog

Freaked out on the flake.

noah 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Classic trad adventure in the vein of Haste Not. Feels intimidating but the moves are easy enough when you commit. Excellent

with P Swire
Hidden 15/Oct/16 Lead
Fatclimber 09/Oct/16 AltLd O/S


mark44 09/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Oct/16 AltLd
Francois R 08/Oct/16 AltLd
with Pok
w-watson 08/Oct/16 Lead
ChrisBrooke 08/Oct/16 2nd

John I and I were passengers while John W figured out the complexities of leading this as a three, working out the crux and keeping his ropes in order. Good work by him. Took a while, learned a lot :)

with John Inkpen, John Wilson
khalidq 06/Oct/16 AltLd rpt
with Liz Caspar
huwaaron 04/Oct/16 2nd

Scary to second!

timrooker 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

proper classic, loved it all. hard for VS but VS nonetheless. led both pitches - pretty boxed at the end of the flake, such a relief getting onto that ledge! top slab was bold but felt solid throughout.

with Carla
CarlaJG 02/Oct/16 2nd
crag_whitelamb 02/Oct/16 Lead

Bloody brilliant, helped having eyes on the ground and R2B support crew :)

with Jazzy J
smoreda 30/Sep/16 AltLd
Hidden 30/Sep/16 AltLd β
dom94 24/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Awkward climbing, good for getting me back into the grit.

with Poppy Henson
gemmaT 24/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

P2 without a decent sized cam - scary.

Phil.Rudd 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
jennysknight 24/Sep/16 AltLd
with Gemma
Hidden 24/Sep/16 AltLd
alex goodall 24/Sep/16 Lead

One of the scariest moves i've ever done going up the slab with hideous rope drag in the wind.

joermann 24/Sep/16 AltLd
FelixJT 21/Sep/16 Lead
with jack helliwell
charliepickering 20/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1

Rory_Cummings_NI 20/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

leopolian 18/Sep/16 AltLd

Led first pitch - mega thuggy I thought. Naomi led the second... Absolute beast!

Kayan 18/Sep/16 Lead


with Ken
Naomi.P 18/Sep/16 AltLd

Tried the first pitch and got stuck so down climbed and let Leo lead it. I lead the second pitch and was very slow! Not sure what the hidden hold was.. Maybe I had it? Step across was v awkward pinching a classic gritstone pebble. Protected slab round the corner with a nice tricam. Fun route!

with Leo H
derekwwl 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Aidan Morris
Hidden 17/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 11/Sep/16 AltLd
liamando 11/Sep/16 AltLd
with Hana Gibbs
Wayne S 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Lead P1&2, Gobsmacking Route, awesome! P1 wet n slippy after rain which enhanced the battle!

with Dale
Dale Berry 10/Sep/16 2nd β

P2 was my lead, but felt wrong, so handed over. Never felt better about such a decision on any route of any grade! A route with a true terrible beauty.

with Wayne S
Anti-faff 10/Sep/16 Lead

I'll never understand the urge to spew all the beta on here.

with Jas Wood
Hidden 30/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
Westy 30/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2, really bold climbing. Great fun!

helenedela 29/Aug/16 2nd dnf

Climbed as second after Sam. Climbed the first pitch (4b) easily but couldn't finish the traverse across (4c). Abseiled down.

with Tash M, Sam P
watson.b 28/Aug/16 AltLd
with rich
Hidden 28/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Rob Royle 27/Aug/16 AltLd

Gav did the first pitch, I did the second..... The crux is harder than the grade in my opinion. Anyway, wanted to lead it for a while so was happy when I finished it!!

with Gav
gavster 27/Aug/16 AltLd
with rob
Richard Apps 24/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Downclimbing the flake as intimidating as it appears, had strong urge to lace it with big cams but resisted.

with Nick
rob.swifty 24/Aug/16 2nd O/S

First pitch: difficult crack then easy but unnerving traverse. Second Pitch: Hard work on the arms climbing over the flake and down the crack. The hidden foothold is level with the thin ledge you have to bridge across to. Careful to keep the rope from getting snagged in cracks above.

with Dan Curtis, Mick Grindey, Nik Morgan
lukevf 18/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Second couldn't manage the first pitch. Undignified bail from the belay.

leethebee 16/Aug/16 AltLd
with Richard Howarth, david roberts
jungle 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S

IMPORTANT ROPE BETA for 2nd pitch. Had to lower off the second as I mucked the ropes up. Should have untied one of the ropes and lowered it down the ront of the butress so it wasn't wrapped round the bulge, and then taken the other rope off. I wish I had thought about this at the time - tip given to me by local

Lukem6 14/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with matt
TJ Mather 13/Aug/16 2nd dog
with JemG
JemG 13/Aug/16 TR

Lead the first pitch and had a nightmare attempting to lead the second. Having down climbed the flake it took me about 15 minutes to step over on to the thin ledge. Thinking I had moved past the harder ground I edged round the corner to find a blank slab with poor footholds, slopey crimps and the last bit of gear too far away for comfort. I spent 30 minutes trying to commit to the move, which lead to a comfy size ledge. Joe shouted up 'do you want a rope' I couldn't have been happier. I was never going to ask for one, but being offered, I couldn't say no. Terrifying. deserves HVS.

Rob Moorcroft 12/Aug/16 Lead

Stunning route, really tests the confidence in your ability to teeter!

with Sarah Busef
John sealey 07/Aug/16 2nd
with Helen Renard , Dave Garry
Noah Near-Theholds 07/Aug/16 Lead
andyov 06/Aug/16 Lead O/S

With Greg

CRead 03/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Started raining as I reached the first belay, lowered off lou then abbed for another day!

steady 31/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Lead P1 this time (as I did P2 last time). Ali had a nervous breakdown on the flake. Couldn't make the step out onto the break so I had to lower him off.

with Ali B
lizzie789 31/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2.

with Steve
penny.orr 31/Jul/16 AltLd

me: 1st pitch, Rob: 2nd pitch. Very fun climbing!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 31/Jul/16 Lead O/S
AC93 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
benwmorgan 24/Jul/16 2nd
with Rollo
Rollo 24/Jul/16 Lead rpt

Lead both pitches this time

with Ben M
Markheighton 24/Jul/16 Lead O/S
George Frisby 18/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P1

steve_gibbs 18/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2.

Keiran.A 17/Jul/16 AltLd

lead 2nd pitch

with Ryan
Ryanmcd 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

Yikes! First pitch was all wet and slimy and felt harder than anything I did that day except Saul's Crack, which was hard b/c a crack! Very glad I followed second pitch as I didn't feel in control descending flake.

with Keiran
sambosanquet101 05/Jul/16 AltLd

Led 2nd Pitch

with Lucas Fries
BethTansley 26/Jun/16 2nd
knighty 18/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Fantastic stuff second time round!

StevieLee 18/Jun/16 AltLd dog

Rested at the end of the large flake before spotting the lower foot - I was trying to make the step across far too high! Scary but not too bad once you commit to it.

SuperLee1985 18/Jun/16 AltLd

Whew. Exciting. 1st pitch felt technically harder, strong 4c. 2nd pitch was more psycologically demanding. Was relieved when i found the hidden foothold.

joedean 07/Jun/16 AltLd
ianstevens 07/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
Connor170 07/Jun/16 AltLd
tobydunford 04/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Simon Thursz
mikestr555 04/Jun/16 2nd
Joecartmell 29/May/16 Lead
Stroppy 28/May/16 AltLd rpt

We had a party on the belay, it was fun for the first hour...

Sam Husband 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

Spent about 2 hrs on the ledge chatting to a team of three who were having a lot of 'fun' on pitch 2!

with Ed
bede.west 28/May/16 Lead O/S

So good!!! should of done it years ago when it would of felt harder though

with stu
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead
Stuart_Burbidge 28/May/16 AltLd O/S

First pitch

Scott Quinn 20/May/16 AltLd O/S

soaked, raining, failing light...good laugh

with tunnahr
DanielBryan 17/May/16 Lead
Hidden 17/May/16 Lead
AndrewP 17/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Bryan
mossrug 15/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Rob
rajeshwarbisht 15/May/16 2nd dog
with Kane
Clay C 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1

with Andy S
Joecartmell 14/May/16 Lead
AnneMarie 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led the second pitch... what a joy! Gorgeous climb. Bring a big sling!

stratandrew 14/May/16 AltLd O/S

Brilliant and devious route. Clay fine job on a polished pitch one. Flake down climb tough, step across easy by comparison.

Hidden 13/May/16 AltLd O/S
gavster 12/May/16 Lead
with Ad
Stotty_88 12/May/16 2nd O/S
with gav
Adamski1986 08/May/16 AltLd rpt
with Richard Gage
Hidden 07/May/16 AltLd O/S
K Mckay 07/May/16 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Both ropes had accidentally clipped in on the arete which meant that as Chris was belaying me from above, he was unknowingly pulling me downwards and across. I am now known as the 'tearful one on Valkyrie'...

with Chris Comerie
Peter Metcalfe 07/May/16 AltLd
with Jon Lawson
acollins615 30/Apr/16 Lead β
with Ben Cromwell
Joel Miller 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, 2nd pitch was quite daunting!

with John Bickerton
atom 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Awesome route! First pitch was a little polished and awkward but improves soon after. Second pitch was scary dropping down the big flake to the hidden foothold I nearly fell off trying to find. Then even scarier shuffling along the lip onto the arete. Lovely slab section to end.

Hidden 22/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Apr/16 Lead rpt
onlyfoddington 10/Apr/16 2nd β

Down climbing the block was intense, so glad I eventually found (and knew about) the hidden hold. Good effort by Tom to protect me on second.

with Tom C
tcn_2002 10/Apr/16 Lead
mrteale 03/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

Lead p2. Lived up to the hype.

with DanOsb
DanOsb 03/Apr/16 AltLd rpt

Mega as usual. Did pitch 1 so ed could get the flakey goodness.

with Edward
JDG2428 03/Apr/16 AltLd
NeilHowarth 03/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
Manc88 01/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Tomh1990 01/Apr/16 Lead O/S
kez1 ?/Apr/16 Lead
with rob rendle
Keith Swainson 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch two. Just brilliant, that is all!

with Georgie
Georgie25 25/Mar/16 AltLd

Fantastic! Led pitch 1 Keith led pitch 2

BenRyle 23/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
CharlotteMilner 23/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with BenRyle
robhunt 20/Mar/16 Lead
with Ian Selby, Matt Skeet
Tommy_shaw 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
southern_smit 18/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

great fun

gavster 17/Mar/16 AltLd rpt
lcullum7 13/Mar/16 2nd O/S
kyaizawa 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
RobDay 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S
8PetrieC 12/Mar/16 2nd
with Andrei Markin
Hidden ?/Mar/16 Lead O/S
sopaz 27/Feb/16 AltLd

P2. Awesome!

with Rob
dr_botnik 27/Feb/16 AltLd rpt
Hidden 26/Feb/16 Lead
AdamFreeman 14/Feb/16 AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch, can see why it's classic!

with ned_85
AlistairBerridge 14/Feb/16 Lead O/S
with Kate Harborne, Anthony Sheard
ned_85 14/Feb/16 AltLd
with Adam Freeman
kateharborne 14/Feb/16 2nd O/S

An amazing climb! Such a high after finishing this!

with Alistair Berridge
Morris123 14/Feb/16 Lead
Lauradavies23 13/Feb/16 2nd
Hidden 13/Feb/16 AltLd
mikecollins 13/Feb/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Feb/16 Lead rpt
Alkis 13/Feb/16 AltLd

Led P2.

Rob Moorcroft 30/Jan/16 2nd

Very slightly frostbitten toe due to super tight shoes. Nightmare. I can report that warmth returned to the tips of my toes a couple of days later, so no permanent damage!

with Richard Ive
Hidden ?/Jan/16 TR O/S
Hidden ??/2016 -
jimbob1988 ??/2016 2nd O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Jonnyseale ??/2016 AltLd G/U
tunnah ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
Darron ??/2016 -
davebrox ??/2016 -
Mrshaw ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
kylos8048 ??/2016 -
pistal10 ??/2016 Lead O/S
richshark 28/Dec/15 Lead rpt

Very lonely lead, climbing up the slab to the finish with badly stuck rope, only just made the run out with the rope I managed to pull through. Great to finally tick off the lead!

with Dave forrester
dprctr 20/Dec/15 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Felt quite full on for VS

steady 14/Nov/15 AltLd O/S

The only climb I managed on a wet weekend in the Don Willans hut. Swung the lead with Max (I did second pitch).

with Carole, Max Gingerbadger
Andrew Abraham 01/Nov/15 AltLd rpt
with Paul Deane
Remyveness 25/Oct/15 AltLd

Made the mistake of using the rockfax guide and fell off trying the green fist crack. Ropes dragged horribly. Lead second pitch

with Connor Akroyd
mark44 25/Oct/15 Lead
adam.wood 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Owen Diba 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
JoshChappell 18/Oct/15 2nd
JoshChappell 18/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Oct/15 2nd dnf
DanielBryan 18/Oct/15 Lead dnf
idlefoddie 17/Oct/15 2nd
adamre12 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Excellent. Led both pitches.

Hidden 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Tom Twin Jones 13/Oct/15 2nd

seconded both pitches

owain-1978 12/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2.

steely 12/Oct/15 AltLd O/S


sparkass 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Done in one. Very fun!

Rebecca North 04/Oct/15 2nd dog
with bpw666
bpw666 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Led both pitches.

Hidden 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S
smallerrich 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Steve
phillipwright 03/Oct/15 AltLd rpt
GeneralFifi 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Seconded P1, lead P2. Wonderful route, well worth the classic status!

Hidden 01/Oct/15 AltLd
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep/15 AltLd rpt

Lead first pitch

with Tom Hudson
Hidden 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
JendeHoxar 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Anne
clairemathews 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Richard Apthorp
Hidden 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
jalqazzaz 23/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

First outing to the peaks, first climb on the grit. Holy crap what a route. Down climbing to the arete and getting around that corner holding nipple size pebbles embedded in the wall (Useful crimp not available for the short!). Fantastic intro to the grit stone!

Mark Stevenson 21/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
Barrie Schofield II 20/Sep/15 Lead O/S
albt 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
dtalbot 19/Sep/15 2nd
with Max B, Charles S
matt1024 19/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
with Mark Stevenson
Deezel65 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Class route - the crux is unlike anything I can remember having done

Kemics 08/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Second pitch. Easy climbing for vs 4c but manages to feel quite exposed and scary for a grit route! Had a fairly major domestic due to getting hypothermic sat on the belay in the wind. Properly great route though.

with Mel
C May 01/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Tim P1, me P2

with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 01/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
with C May
Melonfly ?/Sep/15 AltLd

Spooky step over

with Caleb
Alessandro Tentori 31/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Jan Hrbacek
Jan.Hrb 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
schristophersmith 29/Aug/15 AltLd dog

Got over flake with much grunting and swearing, and then tried to follow ropes up the crack before the front face rather than going round straight away. Backed off and hung around before going the correct way.

althesin 29/Aug/15 AltLd β
Merlin 23/Aug/15 2nd dog

Lots of rope faff!

with Phil Chalkley
Chubbs 23/Aug/15 Lead
StevieLee 22/Aug/15 Lead dnf

Was a bit ambitious - sopping wet, and couldn't even finish pitch one.

with Tom Swift
Graham Baxter 19/Aug/15 AltLd
with John O'Grady
vicky_cairns 16/Aug/15 2nd
Chris Sansum 16/Aug/15 Lead rpt

An old classic that never fails to please!

with Rhoddri Buttrick, Lucy Matthews, vicky_cairns
Nathan Adam 12/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch which was my first grit lead and super jamming with great cam placements. Second pitch was very trick for 4c or maybe I just wasn't used to the style of rock. Excellent route with oustanding positions for the grade. Glad to have got on it, but still doesn't rank with my best Scottish routes of the same grade and style.

Stroppy 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

P2. Lives up to expectations

Amy Horton 08/Aug/15 2nd
kirsten 08/Aug/15 AltLd

P2 Waited ages for this - brilliant and terrifying in equal measure especially when the cam you want for the crux is being used on the belay ! Actually found P1 harder.

with Matt WL
katiep 08/Aug/15 Lead rpt

First pitch felt harder than the second this time around!

mikespooner 08/Aug/15 AltLd rpt


Rob Rocket 03/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Mike505 03/Aug/15 Lead
with Yoshi
Yoshi 03/Aug/15 2nd
with Mike
Scooter Young 03/Aug/15 AltLd
George Killaspy 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Gabe Oliver 01/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

P2. Every bit as good as it looks from the ground! Managed to sneak it just before the rain set in

Droyd 25/Jul/15 AltLd rpt


with Will, Chris
Will Mortimer 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Lead P2. Was far too hungover to fully enjoy this one. Narrowly avoided embarrassment with a very risky fart on the belay ledge..

Hidden 25/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
watson.b 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Did second pitch. Awesome fun

with Mark
Daz8477 21/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Tough climb for VS, Hard moves traversing down the big fin. Classic, memorable climb ***

Phil Davidson 21/Jul/15 AltLd
IainMay 19/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
jack 9895 19/Jul/15 AltLd rpt
garywong 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

samulejones 18/Jul/15 2nd dog

Terrifying, as someone fell off seconding just before me and the traverse is the crux. I did hang off the gear slightly - just to survive.

Hidden 18/Jul/15 AltLd
Robnort 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Jul/15 Lead
JohnBotham 15/Jul/15 2nd
JohnBotham 15/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Jonny Holmes 13/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/15 2nd
bryce.dorin 12/Jul/15 Lead β
SenzuBean 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb! (3rd lead with halfs ever) - loved it all. I managed to get severe rope drag (shouldn't've clipped the "top-rope" to the sling on the flake) on the balancey move around the arete - which made it more spicy. Then managed to get the "traverse" rope snaked on a flake - which gave lots of drag, so couldn't haul up gripped second, attempted to throw a haul loop (weighted with hexes) against the wind - eventually lowered second off and got the guy below to clean my last bit of gear. Crappy end to what should've been one of my best climbs to date. Oh well! :)

with Mitchell
Dan Vaj 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
adam088 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Quico
Dizz 07/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Martina
Cheese Monkey 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Bit awkward on crux but great fun

with Vienna
Hidden 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Mowglee 05/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Ali
lee1234 05/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
ADConway 30/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Andrei
Hidden 30/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 -
Constant Solo 27/Jun/15 AltLd β
orb 27/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

OB 1st JG 2nd

with Jon Gupta
mattshort 24/Jun/15 AltLd
with Paul Griffiths
mapperley samurai 24/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
with Matt Jaggers
Chubbs 21/Jun/15 AltLd
fizzychewitt 21/Jun/15 AltLd

P2. Both pitches excellent. Got a bit of beta from the previous leader shouting detailed instructions to his second how to do the step across.

with Jayne
Lynn Robin 21/Jun/15 2nd
with martin hore
Dan724 21/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Dan Ely
James Lowe 19/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Ali
anguskille 18/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch, just awesome

with Mike Grant
Sam1991 17/Jun/15 AltLd dnf

Lawrence lead P1. Lead p2, did crux then combo of fear, lack of gear, wind and rope drag made the front face impossible, so reversed the entire pitch and abbed off... Wounded pride.

with Sam V, Lawrence H
guy757 11/Jun/15 -
richshark 11/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

multi pitch second

Matt_C9716 09/Jun/15 Lead

Lead Both pitches, First time leading the second pitch.

with Ged
codenamel 08/Jun/15 AltLd O/S
with Jared
daveyb 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Found getting onto the flake quite awkward crux was easier than expected

with ryan
ryan_d 07/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch, Dave second. Step traverse was straightforward, but descending the flake felt scary.

with Dave Bennett
Rich Steel 07/Jun/15 -
Hidden 07/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/15 Lead
rock_hopp5r ?/Jun/15 Lead
ben.phillips 30/May/15 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. Didn't find the hidden foot ledge which made 'the move' more interesting

ian Wignall 30/May/15 AltLd O/S

P1 Adi cruised it P2 Ian

adi bryant 30/May/15 AltLd rpt
with ian Wignall, Preet
JoeFoster59 30/May/15 2nd O/S

Scary second pitch but very fun first two pitch route seconded both pitches very good would like to lead it

Papa J Love 29/May/15 AltLd O/S

Finally ticked this off!

Flavio 28/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/May/15 2nd O/S
David Maddison 27/May/15 Lead O/S
NickST 24/May/15 Lead rpt
with Phil Tucker
Hidden 16/May/15 AltLd dnf
Hidden 16/May/15 Lead dnf
john lynch 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Bethan D
swoollock 10/May/15 Lead dnf

Second unable to complete first pitch. Abseil descent.

laurence orchard 06/May/15 -
Hidden 04/May/15 AltLd O/S
philmitch 02/May/15 Lead dnf
tedswag 02/May/15 AltLd O/S

1) 2nd 2) O/S lots of rope drag caused by a panic cam in the flake, definitely the hardest move I've done on 4c or VS

callumbtaylor 02/May/15 AltLd O/S

1) O/S 2) 2nd - partner had been wanting to do for a while so courteously let him have p2

Jamesmoly ?/May/15 2nd O/S
rashwell ?/May/15 Lead
Justin T ?/May/15 AltLd O/S
Adamski1986 25/Apr/15 AltLd
with Zoe Strong
robertmichaellovell 25/Apr/15 AltLd

midnight ascent

with Tim
Tim Rodgers 24/Apr/15 AltLd
Lev 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd dog
Dafydd Llywelyn 16/Apr/15 AltLd rpt
with Steve
stevoland 16/Apr/15 AltLd β

First VS I though I was going to fall off for a while!

Hidden 14/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
mrginna 14/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Pitch 2. Every climber should do this route... awesome!!

Paul Hy 13/Apr/15 AltLd rpt


with matt C
mattc 13/Apr/15 AltLd RP

led the top pitch. fell off lowered off started agin from the ground

foostu4 13/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Mike_Gannon 12/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Did pitch 1 same as last time, lead over the hump and made it to the front face this time, but got battered by wind that got progressively stronger. Someone kindly lowered down and gave me a rope up as the wind was too strong to lowr a rope on its own. Will try again in milder conditions :)

with Nick Gough
musgravet 11/Apr/15 Lead dnf

P1 was fine, didn't find the hidden hold on P2 and did the airy step across pinching the pebbles. Didn't have a guidebook and so wasn't sure if I was on the correct route, got round onto the face and was smashed by the wind, should have bought more cams and so bailed, reversing the whole of the second pitch

with Sam Reynolds, Matt Benson
Mark Duncan 08/Apr/15 -
Davidchatterton 07/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, finished the direct route by accident. Cheeky!

with heyhoot
James rogers86 07/Apr/15 Lead β

Scary for a vs would do it again now I got the beta could do with working out my ropes better on it.

Hidden 07/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
jrccrosby 06/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Brought Harry and Olly up it, meant tricky rope work and in the end quite a necky second for Olly, Harry smashed it considering it was his tenth climb on grit ever!

with Olly Gluck, Harry
libby.southgate 05/Apr/15 Lead dnf

Led first pitch and crux before losing nerve after coming round onto the face and bailing (embarrassingly).

with Katherina Massing
scottcoates 05/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
slab_happy 02/Apr/15 2nd dog

Managed to get my fist stuck in a jam on the first pitch, and had to sit on the rope so as not to break my wrist trying to get it out. Otherwise, followed fairly cleanly.

with Liam
pietrod ?/Apr/15 -
Albachoss 30/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, quality!

with Matt Cox
Hidden 22/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
poeter210 22/Mar/15 AltLd O/S
disrail 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S

Wow, a tough undertaking. 2nd pitch downward traverse is amazing..

John Higgs 19/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Caitlin Bell
fuzzysheep01 15/Mar/15 Lead O/S
MusicalMountaineer 15/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Fantastic, airy, gritty(!), wothy of the accolades.

with Joe
Tom McCabe 07/Mar/15 Lead

Led P1, Andrei P1. Night Ascent!

with Andrei Markin, Joe Jones
BLodge 07/Mar/15 2nd
JRJones 07/Mar/15 2nd O/S

In the dark with headtorches. Had to wait for a party to bail off before we could start. Absolutely incredible. Will go back and lead it in the light at some stage.

mike8331 26/Feb/15 Lead
OliverRoss 15/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

1st pitch in wet. Very memorable climb!

with Maria Swan, Alasdair Dickinson
ned_85 04/Jan/15 AltLd
MischaHY ?/Jan/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2015 AltLd
Big Rog ??/2015 -
thomas108 ??/2015 Lead G/U
Big Rog ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
clanger ??/2015 -
saffy ??/2015 Lead
GouldHarry ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
Keiran O'Mahony 06/Dec/14 AltLd O/S
with Kit
sampollitt 01/Dec/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 16/Nov/14 Lead O/S
stev1e.wilso 16/Nov/14 2nd O/S
with Simon
Becks87 15/Nov/14 2nd O/S
georgenvk 15/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Becks87
ADConway 03/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Nov/14 2nd dog
jammy4536 02/Nov/14 Lead dog
with Jonny Raines
Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd dog
kermit_uk 01/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1, Michelle led P2

Hidden 01/Nov/14 AltLd dog
Jackwd 28/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Second pitch!

ruairidhwad 28/Oct/14 Lead
with Dawn Brinkman
charley 28/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

In the morning sun. Led P1. Enjoyed down-climbing the flake - at one point seemed nearly impossible to move across until you drop your foot down to the hidden hold and then suddenly becomes nice and straight forward...

with JackD
Peter Metcalfe 26/Oct/14 AltLd
with Gavin Whittingham
gav 26/Oct/14 AltLd β

Peter lead P1, which was mostly dry, although some smears felt a bit committing. I then set off on P2. Immediately the flake looked harder than I expected, but I moved up and over and (very) slowly talked myself back down it on the other side. At the bottom, I was struggling to find the hidden foothold, but some shouts from the assembling crowds helped me find it. I then proceeded to not make the step across for a fair amount of time, maybe 15 minutes. After discussing retreat with Peter for a bit, and trying it in a couple of different ways repeatedly, I finally talked myself into committing and stepped across. Stepping round onto the front face, the wind picked up very strongly but the rest was easy. Or should have been had I not (despite trying hard to avoid it) introduced hideous rope drag. In the end not the prettiest ascent, but I got there in the end.

jamesgodwin64 12/Oct/14 Lead rpt

Only did it because we got there and nobody was on it, best warm up ever :)

with John Cooper
Hidden 11/Oct/14 AltLd dnf
Hidden 06/Oct/14 Lead O/S
kieranlivett 06/Oct/14 2nd
with nv
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
MBano 05/Oct/14 AltLd dog

Me P1, clean. Phil did P2 I needed rests (or rather looks from another angle)

Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd
birks3746 05/Oct/14 2nd
PauI360 ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch

with Neil Passmore
mr random 27/Sep/14 AltLd
Hidden 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Rob Laird 27/Sep/14 AltLd rpt
with B Sosin
StevieJ 21/Sep/14 AltLd

Led first pitch. Led first part of 2nd pitch but was unable to step across from the flake to the ledge. Retreated back to belay and seconded.

with Mark
pebbles 21/Sep/14 Lead β

led both pitches, then repeated with alt leads with gav, as gear left on route, and gav also wanted to do but needed partner. Great fun both times, every bit as good as the hype, worth the trip and the midges! still smiling now.

with gavin, donal
Mark1800 21/Sep/14 AltLd rpt

did 2nd pitch, re-clipped stevie's gear on the flake, rope drag was a bitch

with Stevie
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
phildawson 16/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Jack Holguin, Chris Shepherd
sgl 15/Sep/14 Lead
with Susie
John Holden 14/Sep/14 2nd

Found this very hard today, pulled on gear on P1 and the rope on P2....... Sorry everyone :0((

with Helen Costelloe
BarbsMurray 13/Sep/14 2nd

Roger P1, Mike P2

with Mikey, Roger Mear
kkris 13/Sep/14 2nd β

1 pitch

with Graham
kkris 13/Sep/14 Lead dog

2nd pitch

with Graham
r_o_b_h2 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
CreepingExcellence. 12/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Stanners 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Rather tricky for VS but obviously a brilliant route. Followed the hundreds of others who didn't go direct up the jamming crack and skirted a little to the side ;)

with Andy G
Hidden 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S
vinspin 08/Sep/14 2nd rpt
with kaz, carl
MattKettle 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Pierce Ferris
holly138 06/Sep/14 2nd

spankedy spank!

with Tom B
Hidden 06/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
David Stevens 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Christina Holmgrun
Jacob Eagles ?/Sep/14 AltLd

Simon P1 Jake P2

Becky E 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt

Led the 2nd pitch - woo hoo! A nemesis defeated. Fantastic. The first pitch is no doddle either.

with Maia
Hidden 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
mike8331 27/Aug/14 Lead
sadlerbrett 24/Aug/14 2nd dnf

Did first pitch OK, but Alex took a fall on the second pitch so we ended up aborting the attempt :-(

with Alex Roberts
brolte 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches and thoroughly enjoyed it in hindsight (once safely at the top of P2). Crux for me was getting off the bottom of the flake. Didn't seem to find the hidden foothold so transitioned from a leg jam to an incredibly exposed balance - very bold climbing.

with Ian Fergusson
Mark Duncan 14/Aug/14 AltLd β

Jon led first, me second. Needed beta on move off flake onto undercut from helpful passer by. All about the hidden right foothold, which made the move much easier. One of the most incredible climbs I have done, straight forward climb, but wonderfully bold. Superb.

Angus Taylor 14/Aug/14 AltLd β

2nd pitch 1 lead pitch 2

Jon_King 14/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch and Mark led the second pitch.

cpforbes 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Chris Down
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
chris smith 09/Aug/14 AltLd
leoch01 09/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch

strudles 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Leo choi
LanceSolf 09/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

TGreen 07/Aug/14 Lead O/S

2nd pitch only, went up pebbledash instead of the first pitch.

Rosie Henstock 07/Aug/14 2nd rpt

2nd Pitch only after starting up Pebbledash

Hidden 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
MoWalker3 03/Aug/14 -
with Cormac
Alex Hallam 03/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Bantasuraus Rex reared his ugly head in the form of 'someone' (Chris Mulcahy) climbing through the sling to cause all kinds of tangle. Dawes and his guided band of giggling miscreants made this a route to remember. Hope one of the guys dads sends us the photos because I had no idea what was going on from the belay. Hurricane force winds.

with Ben Freeman, Chris mulcahy
Will7777 ?/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
JP78 27/Jul/14 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch

grrrrrrrh 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Ace route, took ages to figure out the moves in a really exposed position!

with Jon Parry
tomB 26/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
tlmarjot 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Tom Baker
dig 25/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Trev speariett 17/Jul/14 Lead
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 13/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

scary to second the last pitch!

with Roisin
martintom 12/Jul/14 AltLd
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Roisin 11/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with theomoore
daveclarke5 06/Jul/14 AltLd
with Stephen
Hidden 05/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
bnewman 05/Jul/14 AltLd

Led p.2. Classic!

Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
Dogwood ?/Jul/14 2nd β

I would say we were a bit under prepared, had massive rope drag which made things difficult. Really exhilarating leaving the belay point and downclimbing

Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
08nbrierley 28/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Just 2nd Pitch

Tala A 26/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

The face around the top of the second pitch was my crux, being short meant I couldn't reach a ledge. Still great climb, though I think my belayer started to get bored!

Paul Hy 23/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Andy S
Andy S 23/Jun/14 AltLd dog

Didn't read the description, so was unaware of the hidden foothold - ended up taking a rest on gear!! Oh the shame!

Abu777 23/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Absolute epic! Felt very tough for a VS, convinced HVS is more appropriate grade, if grading for the onsight. Once you know where the hidden foothold is at the bottom of the flake (P2), and how to step over away from the flake (crux), it's actually very enjoyable! Brother did P2 and did a good job of setting the ropes to protect my seconding - would have been even hairier without!! Great adventure but balls of steel required at the grade :)

Andypeak 23/Jun/14 AltLd

Lead the second pitch. Found the first pitch harder than the second. Top pitch is pretty easy just a bit scaery. Amazing route

Joris.Roulleau 22/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch. Very unique and strange and doesn't feel easy.

with Jonathan
Hidden 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
jack 9895 21/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

lead the second pitch it was the perfect amount of scary

Hidden 20/Jun/14 2nd
danwilliams99 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 in the wet, Dan led P2.

with Dan Gyi
Valentino 19/Jun/14 AltLd rpt
with Jay
HumphreyJ20 19/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Seconded first pitch then lead pitch 2! Loved it...

Matt_C9716 18/Jun/14 2nd
BTphonehome 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Matt
Hidden 14/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Pintsize 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Angus McBride
sablackman 12/Jun/14 -
Hidden 08/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
kylesherman ?/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Stephen Blackman, Jordon Fleming
stevelismore 26/May/14 AltLd O/S

I took first pitch, Trevor did top one. The step across crux move became a lot easier once I found the undercling! Fabulous route.

with Trevor PCC
mickd 19/May/14 AltLd O/S
Hog Dog 19/May/14 2nd O/S
with Tim Greenfield, Laurence Cowton
Stefan_Morris 18/May/14 AltLd rpt
Ed morris 18/May/14 AltLd O/S

Crux pitch. Too hot.

with stefan
treg 17/May/14 AltLd rpt

I led P1, Bird P2. Some epic fails with the ropework on P2 made it quite an adventure.

with Bird
RyanOsborne 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Second Pitch

Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd
Stepanek 01/May/14 Lead O/S
with Harry Yarrow
Bryan M ?/May/14 AltLd
Hidden 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
NickyC 27/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch

with Zain Karim
Lukem6 21/Apr/14 Lead rpt
with sam d, Jenny Monkey
Jenny Monkey 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with sam dunbar, Luke Mansfield
JHC 20/Apr/14 Lead dnf
Dingchav 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Sketchy but my favourite climb to date! Who said we need twin ropes haha

TomGB 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
dtbrad 19/Apr/14 2nd O/S
DanChad 16/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Paul Deane, Chris Murray
Hidden 16/Apr/14 AltLd
Chris Murray 16/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

I led pitch 1, Paul did Pitch 2. Not done it for over 10 years and loved it.

guschuck 15/Apr/14 AltLd
guschuck 15/Apr/14 AltLd
td72 15/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Moritz L 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S


Tomasz Smith 13/Apr/14 AltLd
David Kay 13/Apr/14 AltLd rpt
Francis Hardy 13/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the 2nd pitch for my first VS lead. Fully deserving of the reputation and spent an age jammed in behind the flake before committing to the 'step'.

augustus trout 09/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
with Dave H
buglow 01/Apr/14 2nd
with Kyle
Nick Russell 01/Apr/14 AltLd rpt

Gets better each time

Hidden 01/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
RabJT ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Mar/14 2nd rpt
AshBash 30/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Mike
BareBears 30/Mar/14 2nd dog

Somewhat scary, one for me to return to and Lead once I get some more experience. Done in a single pitch.

with Dale
Drew Bennett 29/Mar/14 Lead

lead pitch 1 and most of pitch 2 before setting up 2nd belay at block on slabby front of buttress due to rope drag, partner lead through as getting dark

dale__n 29/Mar/14 2nd
MSchobitz 29/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

Calum Wadsworth 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

P1 was green and very slimey

with micki
Hidden 20/Mar/14 Lead dnf
miles01 17/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
with nick day
Tom McCabe 16/Mar/14 AltLd dnf

I lead first pitch to ledge, cause Andrei wanted to do the route... got scared on the move down the flake and returned to the ledge... considered leading out right but abbed off. First dnf :/

with Rob Mora, Andrei Markin
knighty 15/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Pebble pulling on the traverse!!! Finished round the front face. Brilliant fun.

with Dan Roberts
Hidden 09/Mar/14 -
Valentino 01/Mar/14 AltLd dnf
with Jay
HumphreyJ20 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

ross lead pitch 1 I lead second pitch

Hidden 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Stefan_Morris 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
CptCatastrophe 01/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Awesome climb. My partner let me lead both pitches because I was so excited. Mega-classic.

natalio 25/Feb/14 AltLd O/S

I did p1, Ali p2. P2 exposed, with a tricky downclimb move.

with Ali
Callum Smith ?/Feb/14 2nd
doogal2003 ??/2014 AltLd β

Great climb

with robin morton
jimxxx ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
robgixer ??/2014 Lead O/S
jcw ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
drolex 14/Dec/13 2nd dnf

P1 done, hand hurt by a flying hex, then surprised by rain and darkness, abseil impossible due to rope jam on P2, and eventually MRT'd

MDR61 10/Dec/13 Lead O/S

P1 only

ciderspider 10/Dec/13 2nd

P1 only

James Smith 01/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

Great position at the second pitch for the grade!

with jack g
ashtond6 30/Nov/13 Lead O/S


alp79 30/Nov/13 2nd

P1 awful.

peaterpan 24/Nov/13 Lead β
petejarrett 16/Nov/13 Lead dnf
the power 10/Nov/13 AltLd rpt
with Paul Hy
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 10/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

Finally got it done today. did P2.

with Phil T
danJBA 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
dtbrad 21/Oct/13 TR dnf

Came to climb but couldn't due to the wet weather, will be returning to finish in better weather

with George 'Spigz' Duggan, Oliver 'Pinkus' Marcs, Joe 'killer' Strutt
Joe Strutt 21/Oct/13 TR
with dtbrad
Dingchav 21/Oct/13 TR
Liam_T 15/Oct/13 Lead rpt


Montecore ?/Oct/13 Lead dnf

Backed off after ramp. Very hard and scary for grade. Need to try again when I;m in better shape!

with Ranveig Berg, Seth Redmond
Hidden 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Russ 30/Sep/13 AltLd β

lead 2nd pitch, nice one, heavy wind at the belay on top of the crag

with Dave Saxby
Hidden 30/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/13 AltLd
finchelata 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with dave
Supadeano86 29/Sep/13 AltLd dog

Lead pitch 1 took falloff the flake on pitch 2

Monk 29/Sep/13 Lead rpt

I lead pitch 1. It was as crap as I'd remembered!

JamesColeman 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Very tough...and very weird. First pitch felt technically hard. Second pitch: flake downclimb tiring. Left traverse commiting. Climbing route to top was confusing to figure out and poorly protected. Loads of rope drag. Poor belay at top, cannot see seconder (or hear due to wind). Set up a hanging belay off the top instead so could see seconder. Exciting and different but too dodgy for three stars.

with Dean
GermanAlex 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

lead both pitches (ill advised belay in gully rather than next to "the flake"), climbed 2nd on one half only so the second could be used to protect Ellen on the traverse. hated the 2nd pitch, my exact words: "I'd rather be thrown in a pit full of honey badgers than do that climb again." certainly felt like HVS to me, and I'm never doing it again. ever.

FelixPeterken 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with AndrewP
AndrewP 28/Sep/13 Lead

Lead P2, Felix lead P1. Twin ropes protect second on traverse. Only placed 3 runners on one rope and felt safe.

khalidq 26/Sep/13 Lead O/S

A bit of a battle. Not a great warm up route.

ralphio 26/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Scared the pants off me and I was only seconding. The moves down the flake felt very strenuous and moving out onto the arête was very thin. Was I missing something? Felt HVS to me.

PeteWilson 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

didn't know about the hidden foothold, felt quite tricky/scary!

with Matt
Hillson 24/Sep/13 AltLd

One for the head

Hidden 23/Sep/13 -
Hidden 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Swotson 22/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Steve led P2. Great classic route. Have done before but eons ago.

mat cooper 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
AndyT1151 15/Sep/13 -
Kirill 14/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Led P1.

with EeFu
EeFu 14/Sep/13 AltLd β

Lead 2nd pitch

Hidden 14/Sep/13 AltLd
rich_hw 14/Sep/13 AltLd O/S


with James
casey johns 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch great route

with Andrew willie wilson, luke glaister
luke glaister 08/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

What a great route. Sec time on grit and just gripped are balls and went for it. Amazing . ***S

Hidden 07/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/13 AltLd
Hidden 05/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Andre Clarke 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S

lead first & Tom 2nd. Top routes

bencole ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Dad
Hidden ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
leglesslizard ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

1st Pitch

Dan3266 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Simon Gladstone
KTC 31/Aug/13 2nd

Seconded first pitch, leader (Tom) bailed the crux. Absailed off, Vicky's first ever ab.

GStone 31/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Me P1, Dan P2

Bill Lawrence 31/Aug/13 Lead O/S

led the second pitch, amazing climbing, but im not afraid to say i was twitching a bit!

with rob cooper, andy lawrence
gavster 28/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with rob
Rob Royle 28/Aug/13 AltLd

Great climb!! Led pitch 1 then Gav led pitch 2. Struggled on the crux, didn't get my weight over from my right leg to my left leg correctly to start with when trying to step over..... Once I got that right it was ok!

with Gav
Hidden 28/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S
JenDurden 26/Aug/13 AltLd

Lead the second pitch this time!

with Gramps
stuart34 22/Aug/13 2nd
with Jake boi
jakethepeg 22/Aug/13 Lead
Andrew Lodge 12/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Steve led P1 and the I lead P2, took ages to get down the flake but then found the step across quite easy. Fantastic climb and certainly one of the best at VS

with Tony, Steve
Tony Ryland 12/Aug/13 2nd
with Andrew Lodge, Steve Barby
Hidden 12/Aug/13 AltLd rpt
hamishjfk 10/Aug/13 AltLd β

A wandering climb of great quality

with Andy Wilson
Stickle Tarn 09/Aug/13 Lead O/S


jcasey2436 09/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead the first easy pitch next time I'll do the traverse

with Ben wright
rlrs 09/Aug/13 AltLd dnf
Antony Mariani 09/Aug/13 AltLd dnf
with rlrs
jamesgodwin64 08/Aug/13 2nd β
with Chiris Fox
andrew549 04/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Dr Matt
Hidden 04/Aug/13 Lead
TP 03/Aug/13 Lead
with Dave M
dbm 03/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitch 1

with Tom P
amccann ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ChrisBrooke 27/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Duncan Bell
Calum Wadsworth 27/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris, Harrogate club
Darron 27/Jul/13 -
UnkArl 27/Jul/13 AltLd

P1 - Lee P2 - Me

with Lee
rob.grafton 27/Jul/13 -
Dave Reeve 26/Jul/13 AltLd
with Tony Payne
jamie ward 26/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Nick
buxtoncoffeelover 26/Jul/13 AltLd

Jamie led first pitch- to flake belay, I lead second pitch

mapperley samurai 22/Jul/13 AltLd dog

Lead the second pitch. Managed to miss the hidden lower foothold and fell straight out of the bottom of the flake. Nice fall. Hard work getting back on the route. Great fun. Required better rope work. Sticking horribly on the final ascent.

gavster 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with kev
Mike Turner 20/Jul/13 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 1

zcsharp 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Definitely one of the best climbs i have done.

with Camilla
Eagertom 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S

the move out left on the arete is terrifying, and the jamming version of the move afterwards is green and scary. I just couldn't get anything for my hands on the traverse, making this one of the scariest climbs I've ever tried. Given the above, it was wonderful - I've perhaps never felt so relieved for having finished a climb.

with Chris Butler
ClimbMad 14/Jul/13 2nd β
Mattlamb90 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Lead P1

with Ryan
callans 08/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Psyched. Out.

katiep 08/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Callan
Nick Russell 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Led both pitches, while Dave and Rob operated the cameras

BALD EAGLE 05/Jul/13 2nd
with Nick Russell
JamesWilliams 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Really nice! a little greasy on the first pitch and fantastic down climb of the flake on pitch 2. lead pitch 2

Camilla Mapstone ?/Jul/13 2nd
with Jamie
Hidden 30/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 29/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Jules Lane 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Was not liking the step of death until I located the side pull and then sorted my feet out and had a word with myself. In the end, no problem at all. Downwards traverse pretty bizarre, but great to do such a classic.

Hoyes 25/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
with Jules L
Hidden 25/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
georgeevans88 22/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dan
Jack93 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

I lead the first pitch

spidermonkey09 21/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Tossed a coin and got the second pitch. Hard VS. Incredible. Enough said.

RichyBOYY 21/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 21/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 16/Jun/13 AltLd β
Matt_L_Robinson 16/Jun/13 AltLd rpt
joe_lancs 15/Jun/13 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/13 Lead
GStone 09/Jun/13 AltLd dog

James led first pitch I led second - got to end of traverse which wasn't too bad then fell trying to go up crack that wasn't the route! Had to set up belay and James led last slab. Next time!

David_Gledson 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Incredible. I led an extended pitch 2(as tom belayed in the gully). A brilliant pitch, and really full on at the grade.

with Tom
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
Goodstuff 08/Jun/13 AltLd β

Glory pitch in a cracking sunset. Found the step onto the hidden hold harder than the stride across to the foot-rail.

Radical-G 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
HassenBali 02/Jun/13 AltLd dog

Led the second pitch, which certainly lives up to its well earned reputation. The climb down the flake and traverse make for an exhilarating route.

Eoinparker 02/Jun/13 AltLd dnf

Led the first pitch which was great. Hass led the second but I had to lower off to catch my train (which I missed!)

Big Lee 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S

An amazing climb. Found the down-climb from the flake easy enough but the moves left along the undercut wall needed a few attempts to gain my composure. Finished the route at 9pm.

annak 01/Jun/13 2nd dog
Hidden 22/May/13 2nd O/S
littleluke 19/May/13 Lead
sara n 06/May/13 AltLd rpt
Anne Gumbley 06/May/13 2nd
Hidden 06/May/13 AltLd O/S
John Bish 06/May/13 AltLd
markfairbank 06/May/13 Lead rpt
Snowbones 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

Hilarious :-)

with Cas
Siyfion 05/May/13 2nd O/S
Caspian Johnson 05/May/13 AltLd O/S

A good lesson in rope work...

farmerwad 04/May/13 2nd
with ray
y2keable 04/May/13 AltLd

Horrible climb! Lead first pitch, shat my pants seconding the last pitch. The whole thing is less about the moves/climbing and more about the protection and rope management. Couldn't enjoy it, came all the way from Newcastle to do this and the sloth, the sloth felt easier and less exposed! Bag of... What a waste of a beautiful evening!

with John
anthonydouglas 01/May/13 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches. First pitch not too bad... but the exposure on the 2nd pitch made climbing down the flake very scary! (hidden foot ledge is pretty obvious). Great way to finish my first grit trip!

Hidden 01/May/13 2nd
monsteratt 27/Apr/13 Lead rpt

Excellent end to the day. Nice sunset

with Toby
Davebryant 27/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
with Alex Taylor
ross brinson 26/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Hannah Watson
Hidden 21/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
lbarras 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
with jake
pete1993 20/Apr/13 AltLd rpt

led P1, found it pretty simple although the step across was a lot scarier than i remembered

thomaspomfrett 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Sam Thomas
JakeWShaw 20/Apr/13 AltLd β

Lead 2nd pitch, found down climbing the flake hard/scary and the step absolutely fine. Getting the rope stuck was the crux.

with Pete
James_L88 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. The step from the flake was difficult (stood there for a while) until I found the undercling - using this it was no problem.

Keendan 20/Apr/13 Solo β

What a great route, the crux move was fun and it was thrilling even after it.

shaunhumphreys 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch crux is definitely down climbing the flake

franhammond92 20/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

first pitch

Jake Young 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Laura
Guy Wilson 19/Apr/13 -
with Plum
mark4344 19/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
with Matt Payne
cheeky 19/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Russell Blackaller 08/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Took a while to get on this and had a great adventure. 40 km winds at the top made things pretty sketchy!

with Nick
giuly 07/Apr/13 2nd
with Neil Shephard, Neil, Ben
Hidden 07/Apr/13 AltLd
Mike Hood 06/Apr/13 2nd
with Alex
Alex Munnery 06/Apr/13 Lead β
the power 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch

with rob
dr_botnik 29/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
Bloke on a Rope 25/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1, would like to go back and lead pitch 2 with that funky crux sequence!

with Matt
scotty h 04/Mar/13 2nd RP

moving down the flake was harder, the step across was actually alright.

with Killian Murphy
Killianmurphy 04/Mar/13 Lead β
Darcy Turner 01/Mar/13 Lead

Pretty groovy climb

jack adams ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S
friendzone1234 ?/Mar/13 Lead O/S

lead both pitches, good crafty placement of nut above the flake reduced the rope drag massively

Morgan P 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Feels unfair to call this clean. Had a minor(ish) epic after the traverse when the rope drag was too much to go around the corner and the cam I needed to make a belay on the corner was the thing causing the rope drag on the flake... Fun times. Eventually muscled myself up the crack just before the corner and got to the top. Like half an hour later.

Sophieeee 18/Feb/13 2nd
mikespooner 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Both Pitches

with Pete Hamlin
Matt Smith 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Can see why its so highly regarded, the exposure of second pitch is great. Used a pebble pinch on the crux instead of undercling and was very glad of hidden foot ledge. Lead both pitches.

pearson9596 17/Feb/13 AltLd O/S
with Pete Hiscox
Pete_Hamlin 17/Feb/13 2nd β

Awesome climb. Seconded both pitches.

TiffTiff 17/Feb/13 Lead rpt
hp8g12 16/Feb/13 2nd
jacobjacob 16/Feb/13 Lead rpt

In the dark with a headtorch, the crux is the ropework!

JenDurden 16/Feb/13 2nd

Backed off leading pitch 2

AndrewJamesCherry ??/2013 Lead O/S
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
raidiun ??/2013 2nd dog
MJS ??/2013 -
Scott Anderson ??/2013 -
davebrox ??/2013 -
Nickc ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
senior rita ??/2013 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2013 -
Wil Treasure 01/Dec/12 Lead
with Rach
pc1983 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Fantastic climb! Felt pretty bold on the down-climb to the traverse. Moving out and using the undercutting hand holds on the traverse was definitely the crux. Far harder (and bolder) than the sloth in my opinion... Although now I know the route I think it would be a piece of cake.

GuitarGenius92 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Pretty exciting, great exposure.

Hidden 04/Nov/12 AltLd dog
Daniel71 ?/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
DaveAtkinson 27/Oct/12 Lead

Oh dear!!!

with M.Lawton
Sam Cooke 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch - a pretty special climb.

with Tom Adams
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd
Bradbury 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Me pitch 2. At sunset

with Greg Slee
Hidden 16/Oct/12 Lead
John Holden 14/Oct/12 2nd rpt

Well done Mike.

with Mike Tinnion
therat 14/Oct/12 -
thomasmouse 13/Oct/12 2nd

I lead first pitch, Rich lead the second. Amazing, good job rich!

DigitalSteak 13/Oct/12 2nd O/S
tommytuffa 10/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Libby
Dr Toph 06/Oct/12 Solo O/S

Just seemed a bit meandering to be such a mega-classic IMHO. The one move at the end of the flake was fun enough though.

AndyMcCoy 04/Oct/12 AltLd dog

I led 2nd the pitch. Took a rest after the flake due not to finding the hidden hold and subsequently descending too far. Otherwise ok.

with Andy
hlegge 30/Sep/12 Lead β

Watched another pair complete the crux after a struggle whilst waiting to start the route. Due to this knew where the hidden foothold was, so found it a fun climb, not as scary as thought after epic last time years before where backed off due to weather.

with Joseph Ward
mike.moss 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
benjizac 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Cracking route, and the boldness and awkward moves at the start of the second pitch make for an exciting traverse. The 'hidden' foothold is most welcome!

crazy pierre 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Both pitches. Need to learn jamming and ropework. Managed clean nonetheless.

anaesthetic 23/Sep/12 2nd
with Carl
Rollo 23/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Had the shit put up me by the pair who went before us but it was OK

with Mike
carl_123 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Dave Heaton 22/Sep/12 Lead
with James Forbes
Palmer 22/Sep/12 AltLd
jennyjen 22/Sep/12 2nd
francois 22/Sep/12 -

Led first pitch, Chris did the flake pitch

with Chris
BelayBunney 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Very pleasant climb! Harder if you don't find the hidden foothold on the 2nd pitch though!

ross brinson 19/Sep/12 Lead
with Lou Titch
Fragmod 17/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 16/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
jmjw 15/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
with Rob H, Tim R
deacondeacon 14/Sep/12 Lead

Led in one long pitch, 5 bits of gear but still had rope drag. I soloed this about 3 years ago (most harrowing climb I've done) and was much more pleasant with a rope :)

Andy Peak 1 14/Sep/12 2nd
with Andrew Deckon
Climbster 13/Sep/12 AltLd O/S


with Ian
Lukem6 10/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch by headlight. took a moment moving out from belay then quite move, well once I'd spotted the traverse foot holds with my head torch. good scary fun.

with Mike
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
auld al 03/Sep/12 Lead O/S
67hours 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Becky H
Dizz 01/Sep/12 AltLd RP

took a stupid slip near the start due to being asleep and damp green slime ... thanks to George for awesome belaying so did not deck!

with george
Becky H 01/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with George Cave
Binder 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

I led p2 - brilliant but pretty scary on the crux move! Forgot to look for the hidden foothold. A rather slow ascent.

with Liz F
pryan300 ?/Sep/12 Lead
phillipwright ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Charley Carpenter ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
GrantB 31/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 23/Aug/12 AltLd rpt
JUSTXMike 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Peter Metcalfe 18/Aug/12 Lead

One tricky step moving across to nose after flake

with Dom Hall
Hidden 12/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
lawlolly 11/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Epic climb - scary decending down on second, with a beautiful view for finish

Max Lowry 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
The Big Sender 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
gripped01 10/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch

with Dave Tait
puppythedog 09/Aug/12 Lead O/S

First climb of this grit trip. At times terrifying, I felt genuinely as though I might fall coming down the flake, had not seen the description of a hidden foothold but found one anyway, then I had to work out the body position to be able to step across. I then couldn't remember whether the climb went up the crack or the face; after much backward and forwarding I committed to the face with the size of the fall and swing firmly in my head. Brilliant adventure.

with Julia
Hidden 05/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
ardzeiem 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Naomi
Hidden 04/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Jack.H.92 02/Aug/12 AltLd
with Tom Jagger
Hidden ?/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
nepsoi999 31/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with sophie
will_benfold 28/Jul/12 AltLd dnf

Started leading P2. Traverse was fine but got around the corner and the slab was soaking wet, with a pool of water on the ledge. Reversed the traverse and escaped through the gully.

with Cameron
cameron_hall 28/Jul/12 AltLd dnf
1202alarm 28/Jul/12 AltLd
james.f.williamson 28/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Haydn, Alex
jon_gill1 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

jim did p1 leaving me with p2 and him with the daunting traverse on second!did the climb properly by continuing round onto the face after the down climb to get the full effect!awesome!

with jim braithwaite
Hardonicus 28/Jul/12 Lead
Matt Ray 28/Jul/12 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd rpt
runestone 27/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

Led pitch 1

with Steve
Olli-C 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch, got scared....moves are easy

demarcation86 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Paul
Rachel Slater 27/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Harder than it looks but still VS. Lead pitch 1.

sgl0jd 22/Jul/12 -
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd
Charlie Zephyr Booth 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
j.townley 21/Jul/12 2nd dnf

Backed off after first pitch and attempting to cross the flake!

DanOsb 15/Jul/12 AltLd rpt

lead P1 as have done p2 before, give the 2nd the exiting pitch.

WillDoyle 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Was raining on the face side of the climb, waited for it to dry whilst complaining adequately.

Twinter82 14/Jul/12 2nd
climb the peak 08/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Slick 08/Jul/12 Lead

Slime on P1 and not too elegant on P2

Poco Loco 08/Jul/12 2nd

Put off by the slimy corner at the start of P1, followed Rich up.

with Richard
BRoe 08/Jul/12 Lead O/S

pitch 2

MichaelGallimore 27/Jun/12 Lead β

Completed as part of Ride of the Valkyries. Led both pitches as my partner broke. Cycled Manchester-Froggatt-Roaches and did valkyrie at Froggatt too. Took 16 hours and finished just before midnight! Amazing climb! Struggled with the last bit after the traverse.

with Sam crabb
Hidden 26/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 19/Jun/12 Lead
ladymuck 18/Jun/12 2nd

Managed not to avoid the undercut this time!

Jay C 12/Jun/12 AltLd rpt

Midnight ascent by the light of a headtorch and finished with a beer on top. Brilliant!

with Steve H
SteveHi 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Finished this at midnight! Somewhat eerie.

with Jay Conlon
Strachan 12/Jun/12 2nd dnf

Escaped after 1st pitch because of midges!

seanlikeskites 10/Jun/12 Lead dog

A fantastic little adventure. Pretty much had to swim up the first pitch. Took a little tumble when the slimy footholds decided to no longer allow me to stand on them. Second pitch was bone dry however, and amazing fun. Rope drag was a severe problem though.

Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd dog
Hidden 06/Jun/12 AltLd
Tony Ryland 06/Jun/12 AltLd
Hidden 05/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Bisteris 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Al Dixon, Glen Du Jardin
Hidden 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
kabutsu 02/Jun/12 AltLd
whitehouse_rhys 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Rob law
Hidden 01/Jun/12 2nd
taff raymond 01/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
TimKnight 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1, left the glory to Paul. Great route, awesome exposure

Joemanglerocks 27/May/12 AltLd

Led P2. Loved/hated the delicate step out, had me in nervous stitches

treg 26/May/12 AltLd

Do P1 so Dan could lead P2. Sweaty and awesome.

with Dan Osbaldeston
steve2006 26/May/12 2nd O/S

Its still a lovely climb

Hidden 23/May/12 Lead dnf
Liam_T 22/May/12 2nd dnf

Fine first pitch but abbed off from the stance due to change in conditions.

David Shelmerdine 22/May/12 Lead O/S
climbingxcat 22/May/12 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch B climbed 2nd pitch well but the extra large sling that formed a prussic,the stuck friend, and being too short all made my climb not so good!

with Brian
jjclarke70 20/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Will P
williap 20/May/12 AltLd dnf

James led the first pitch, I got past the crux onto the face then hit a brick wall. TR lowered for final section. HVS due to the exposure and lack of gear on the face IMO

with JJ
mattshort 12/May/12 Lead O/S
Dibdawg 12/May/12 AltLd O/S

Won the toss for 2nd pitch.

Dean177 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
elbeanio 07/May/12 Lead O/S
Mike Hood 06/May/12 AltLd
HAJ Francis 05/May/12 Lead O/S

started hailing on us at the belay pint at end of p1 but still great route.

with stopsy
The Dangler 03/May/12 2nd β
peaker16 02/May/12 Lead
antonymcphillips ?/May/12 Lead
davespider ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
with mickey seule, jules mckim
catie ?/May/12 2nd O/S
mmmhumous ?/May/12 2nd β

Decided ropework wasn't complicated enough, so climbed as a three! Backed off leading 2nd pitch. Wish I hadn't! used the perfectly obvious ledge (aka secrect foothold) for a no hands rest, then used the high option to step across.

with Catie
Patrick Hill ?/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Mark Chevassut
Batt 24/Apr/12 AltLd rpt

P1 this time. Bridging works really well

Hidden 24/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
David Kay 24/Apr/12 AltLd rpt
with Mark Proctor
Hoyes 24/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Laurence Cowton 15/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch. 2nd pitch quite spicy until I found the 'secret' jug. Great route.

with Job
George Nichols 14/Apr/12 Lead β

Was completely flummoxed by the start of the second pitch, until a helpful passer-by pointed out the hidden foot. A delightful romp.

ladymuck 14/Apr/12 2nd

Fell, swung avoiding crux

Andrew Sandercock 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Rob p1, me p2. Found "the move" hard. Scared. Bloody scared.

timmyhobby 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S


with hoggy90
hoggy90 01/Apr/12 AltLd
Matt Cooke 31/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

with Rosh
gingerwolf 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ross brinson 27/Mar/12 AltLd
with Edward Messiha
Nick1812P 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

led P1

with Pete
pete1993 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Nick
treg 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Will P1, me P2. Stupendous! Found the awkward move past the bulge on the first pitch to be the hardest single move, but the excitement on the traverse and the first move on the face, in an amazing position, makes the second pitch an absolute VS classic.

with Will
mattorford 24/Mar/12 Lead

lead both pitches, strange moves

clukins 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Steve13 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch, seconded 2nd pitch in the dark.

alias dave 17/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Sam.EB
Hidden 17/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 16/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1

with James
Jonathan Hall 16/Mar/12 AltLd

Lead P1

disturbed_one51 16/Mar/12 AltLd

Lead pitch 2

with Wee man
Andy Moles 14/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Malc
Roberto 11/Mar/12 -
Jay C 03/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

I lead the second pitch, amazing route worthy of the three stars!

with Jack N
Steeve 02/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch

with phil d
joe1joe1joe2 ?/Mar/12 2nd O/S

Good fun.

Dafydd Llywelyn 26/Feb/12 AltLd rpt

Three men and one belay plate. Fun. Top effort by Tom as his first experience outdoors on rock!

with Tom Milburn, Sion McGuinnes
Jonny Raines 19/Feb/12 2nd β

Most ridiculous rope system ever used, excellent climb though.

with John Murphy, Al Docherty, Harry Bloxham, Tom Mansfield
HarryB 19/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Al
Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead dnf
Ed Booth 02/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Alec Thomas
Hidden 02/Feb/12 Lead
hlegge 21/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Lead first pitch no problems, backed off second pitch due to extreme and changing winds. Want to go and complete whole route. But lovely first pitch.

cameron_hall 21/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Attempted first pitch and then backed off because I didn't think of bridging the awkward bit. :-/

cameron_hall 21/Jan/12 2nd dnf

Hamish led the first pitch and then we backed off the second as it was getting really windy and unpleasant.

dickie01 15/Jan/12 AltLd
with Joe Heasman
funsized 06/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Led both pitches. By the time we made it to the top of the first pitch the light had gone and the wind and rain was coming in hard. I kept moving down the flake by the light of my headtorch to find 'the secret foothold below the roof'. I ended up hanging by my arms with my feet swinging in the dark abyss. It was at this point I knew I had gone too far down the flake. Unbelievably I managed to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, whilst attempting to extricate myself. All in all an emotional ride.

tomc 06/Jan/12 Lead dnf

finished on pebbledash, too slimy

JonG ??/2012 -
garywalker147 ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
nbotting ??/2012 -
beardy mike ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Dave Hill ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Will Caesar ??/2012 AltLd
steven24584 ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -

Met AB Black.

admackie ??/2012 -
crag_hopper_Jay ??/2012 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st pitch, 2nd pitch is awesome!

antclark6381 ??/2012 -
Rob Gillespie ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
davidtrelawnyross ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
RKirke ??/2012 -
Hidden 03/Dec/11 Lead O/S
Rhythm24 03/Dec/11 Lead dnf

Bloody tough first pitch!

Rhythm24 03/Dec/11 2nd O/S

THE single most scary thing I've ever done, with or with out a rope! first pitch is nothing compared to the down climb on the seccond pitch

Nick Russell 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Almost got blown off in gale force winds! Sunny and dry though. The second can be protected on the traverse by dropping a rope down from the top belay

with Emily
jonnybull 26/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Tried to jam the offwidth seconding p2 - bad idea in damp conditions! Good lead Mr Walker

with Alex
J1PEF 19/Nov/11 AltLd
with beds
beds74 19/Nov/11 AltLd

Peff 1st pitch. Another obscure grit grade.....went round left arete to finish, no gear for move off the ledge. Great route.

mtempest 06/Nov/11 AltLd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
Cake 06/Nov/11 AltLd rpt

1st pitch this time. Amazing. Rope problems again

Steve Waters, Mynydd 06/Nov/11 AltLd

I led P1. For P2, must remember next time to put the rope that will ultimately be protecting the second behind the flake to protect the leader as they descend to the step across. Both belays were in superb positions in the November sun.

Hidden 03/Nov/11 2nd
Joe.Elliott1 02/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Ballsy step out 2nd pitch

bsmedz 01/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
bwestwood 01/Nov/11 AltLd
lewiz 30/Oct/11 Lead O/S
mishtu 30/Oct/11 2nd
with lewiz
Anthony Dixon 29/Oct/11 Lead
Alan Dixon 29/Oct/11 AltLd
jack1996 28/Oct/11 AltLd β

Has been on my wish list since i started climbing and so glad to get it ticked off! Just one slight problem, started on the jamming of the first pitch and after an hour we both decided we couldn't jam very well. So we backed off and did pebble dash then traversed further round into a belay then Pete traversed into the first belay of Valkyrie and we continued onward from there. Cool position moving round the spike and onto the arete, made a second belay on the corner as we only had a single rope, the drag would've been insane! Cool link up!

with pete
Hidden 28/Oct/11 Lead O/S
tom.ireson 25/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Charlotte did an awesome job on this!

LJC 24/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

I lead P2.

ben.richards 24/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


lost.arrow 16/Oct/11 -
with Stu Sherwood
nvalentine760 16/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 04/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
bwestwood ?/Oct/11 -
Hidden 30/Sep/11 AltLd
derek carter 28/Sep/11 -

Lead.Andy Moncrief sec Derek Carter.It felt good to do this brilliant route at 68 after using up most of my reserves on the Sloth.I found the first pitch tricky,but the crux moves on the second pitch were a delight once you get your feet sorted.Superb position traversing the nose where I had to untie one of my ropes on second.A great lead by Andy who is no young tiger.Well worth the trip from Bristol.

fjellogpadleskole 27/Sep/11 -
Hidden 27/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/11 -
Hidden 27/Sep/11 AltLd
stephenhartley 27/Sep/11 AltLd β
with Burns
davetaylor 25/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Wet thrutchfest up and down a greasy crack. Found very hard, not technically, just mentally on greasy bulges. First time on grit need to get used to it. Would like to repeat in better style

minaturechris 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Should do again after warming up first. Mentally unprepared so didn't enjoy it as much as I should have.

John Lewis 25/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 24/Sep/11 AltLd
Dan Geh 22/Sep/11 2nd rpt
tgeh 22/Sep/11 AltLd rpt
with adam jordan, dan geh
adam 24 21/Sep/11 -
tim.fairhall 19/Sep/11 AltLd O/S


with Matt
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd dnf
Rob Laird 11/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Danny Crump 11/Sep/11 AltLd
with Lauren Brown
Hedley 10/Sep/11 Lead dog
with Jonathan How
FrJ 10/Sep/11 2nd dog

Needed very tight rope in places. Way out of my league at the moment!

with Hedley
Hidden 10/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
johnnyboulton 01/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Simon Hills
AMJ098 ?/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Glad I didn't do the second pitch - pretty exposed!

with Dan Geh
ross brinson 31/Aug/11 AltLd
with Thomas Moore
vix 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with luke
Hidden 21/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
eeonz 21/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 21/Aug/11 AltLd
Ardo 20/Aug/11 AltLd dog

P1 - me, clean o/s, P2 - Tim; dogged, wet after shower, off route, as lead moved ropes to avoid drag. Miserable.

with Tim
Hidden 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
barrowclough 17/Aug/11 Lead
with Peter Lane
sgl0jd 17/Aug/11 -
fingerjugger 17/Aug/11 2nd dog

second ever time seconding!

Hidden 13/Aug/11 2nd
victim of mathematics 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1. A bit damp. Brilliant climbing on the second pitch.

with Simon
Hidden 13/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/11 Lead
Petarghh 08/Aug/11 AltLd

Second pitch !

Stoney Boy 07/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
with Nick Conway
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
hotfeet 06/Aug/11 Lead
with Mac
Bumblebee Biggs 03/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Kyle87 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S
Martin Davies 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. 1st = fine, 2nd = pretty airy and bold, very awkward move stepping down and left. Good route but top pitch is not VS imo.

with Tim Rogers
aretherenoneleft 02/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Liked it but hated it. I lead the second bit from the big flake.

Ash_Johnson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
peter myers ?/Aug/11 AltLd
with ben humphris
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Jul/11 AltLd
kermit_uk 31/Jul/11 AltLd rpt

seconded first pitch, lead second

with Ian
sten 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tommy Franzen
robman 30/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
andrusht84 27/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Well chuffed to have lead it, Ade lead first pitch and me the second, thrilling stuff.

with ade pickstock
stronglikebear 25/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Johnny B Diggerman 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch, RH side of slabby grove is grubby so I climbed up the corner. Belay stance is good. A big sling is a must over the flake. Dan led the second pitch great lead, the exposure is brilliant. Great climb though not as bad as it's reputation.

with Dan L
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
asmith37 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
martin c 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S

with Abi

theotherpetehill 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
i_a_coops 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
zach.stone 15/Jul/11 2nd
JaseSSDD 14/Jul/11 2nd
with Ian Barker
andybirtwistle 12/Jul/11 Lead
keith Lonsdale 12/Jul/11 2nd
bavarianGaz 10/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Damian 1st pitch, me 2nd. Have wanted to do this since my first ever day climbing outside, didn't disappoint!!

with Damian
Daymo 10/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch in the rain!

with Gaz
NearlyDutchDan 08/Jul/11 Lead O/S

1st attempt got to the belay and it started raining, so bailed up the corner. 2nd try no rain. Double ropes are needed to protect the 2nd.

with Andreea
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/11 AltLd
jwpil 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Not really good or bad, P1 is awful and pitch 2 is just weird.

with Mat
ross brinson 02/Jul/11 Lead

only climbed the first pitch and climbed out the cave.

Anta Misina ?/Jul/11 2nd
darlolad ?/Jul/11 AltLd
kat-lyle 26/Jun/11 2nd
with fred
Fred_Richard 26/Jun/11 Lead

did Valkyrie as a warm up before the sloth, wish i did not, forgot how demanding this route is for a VS

with Kat
Rampikino 26/Jun/11 Lead
with Jennifer Randall, Cat
gpcomps 21/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, seconded the second which was no walk in the park

Stoff 21/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. An absolute 3 start stunner......but watch the rope drag !

with gpcomps
marcoleptic 14/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
matthewjames 14/Jun/11 Lead dnf
with Alex Bashford
Hannes B 14/Jun/11 AltLd
with Sandra & Pascal
andyjirvin 13/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1, Phil led pitch 2. Lovely moves in the middle, start and finish are fairly average though.

al123 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch. hard for VS but a great route.

jpmole 11/Jun/11 2nd

amazing. has been on the list forever, and didn't disappoint!

Alistair Corbett 11/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Al
biobuild 10/Jun/11 AltLd dog

im having valkyrie next time!!

minirollsrule 10/Jun/11 Lead O/S

HARD but so many different skils required to climb makes it well worth the effort. crack climbing, balence, fingery, crimpy, undercuts, smear, bold, jugs and ROPE DRAG (which was my own fault lol)

Killianmurphy 10/Jun/11 2nd
with Matt Snell
stephen ashworth 08/Jun/11 2nd
with john frost, floss_81
Hidden 08/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 06/Jun/11 2nd O/S
rockjedi 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Sara Williams
Keith-Getoutadventures 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

p1 for stephen, p2 for me. Janey got the short straw and had to second both. Lovely climb.

Hidden 06/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
np134 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with T. Frost, N. Howett
TRFrost 05/Jun/11 Lead β
Bobling 05/Jun/11 AltLd

An experience worthy of the reputation. Got on it first thing, finished at 9.15 a.m. Descending the flake was a lot harder than I had thought it would be, the step across in contrast felt quite straight forward. After turning the corner rope jam came into effect making the first move up feel very tenuous. A howling gale tried to blow me off the top making communication with Dan impossible and I didn't give him enough slack for to descend the flake.

with Dan
The Norris 04/Jun/11 2nd dog

Amazing route, with a bit of everything thrown at you! Disco leg and my poor jamming technique made the descent at the start of the second pitch a nightmare!

with Gavin
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
craig naylor 02/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with nick
Phil PBC ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with henry castle
sideswiper ?/Jun/11 2nd dog

Got lost, tried going up the crack on the nose before going all the way around it. fell off trying

Hidden 29/May/11 Lead dog
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd
tomhill#1 28/May/11 Lead O/S
thetradlad 27/May/11 Lead rpt
Lawrence Bird 27/May/11 AltLd O/S
bwestwood 24/May/11 AltLd
rwm7131 24/May/11 Lead rpt
pie_eater_pete 24/May/11 AltLd
with bwestwood
Hidden 20/May/11 2nd
gary.barr 12/May/11 AltLd

Lead P2, Graham Lead P1. Crackin' climb! Loads of fun stepping out onto the nose from the flake, a good head game. Cheers Lads.

gd303uk 12/May/11 AltLd

great fun esp if you don't give the leader any beta, the look on his face, priceless.

fennerz 08/May/11 AltLd O/S

Did the first pitch of matinee. Still amazing :)

with Sean Grady
culmclimberRob 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with james burnside
grady ?/May/11 AltLd O/S
Stewart Armstrong 30/Apr/11 -
The Ivanator 30/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

I led P1, puzzling moves off the flake, but worked it out in the end.

with Stewart
claregardiner 29/Apr/11 Lead
richyg 28/Apr/11 -
MarkRoe 28/Apr/11 2nd O/S

A great end to the Roaches section of the trip.

matty123 28/Apr/11 Lead dog
Spanner 28/Apr/11 2nd β
mcglenr25 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Lead pitch one and two clean, awesome route, loved the exposure!

bobpilgrem 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

P1-Bob-suprisingly clean and pleasant pitch. P2- Tom- eventually located the 'hidden' foothold, straightforward after.Good rope work made for a relaxing second! Previously lead in 1993

with Bob/Tom
tompilgrem 27/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Great route. Lead p2. Bit awkward downclimbing flake but fine when you get the hidden foothold on the right.

with Dad
MarkRoe 24/Apr/11 AltLd RP

Second time lucky. Halves are a must as rope drag can stop you in your tracks on the second pitch otherwise. This was my mistake the first time around.

with Bob Oldale
Dave Mason 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Darren Belfield
Double Knee Bar 22/Apr/11 Lead rpt

Finally done it! seconded it after two months of climbing and fell twice. not touched it after two years and got the lead clean.

with Iain
Hidden 21/Apr/11 2nd dnf
Peter Holder 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Aimee Wariner
Hidden 19/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
highclimber 19/Apr/11 Lead
rockman 19/Apr/11 AltLd

Brilliant route

ed edwards 19/Apr/11 AltLd
with rockman
AMarchant 19/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

Led the first pitch this time and sat in the sun whilst ally put the second one together :)

Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
NB Pixel 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

First route of the day- started up first pitch, messed around under roof for ages, came back down and JT led 1st pitch. Set off down stupendous 2nd pitch, fantastic until around corner, but backed off move up(eventually had to do something sketchy and dynamic on 2nd), reversed & tried cracks, reversed these two on o.k. jams, belayed, & JT finished off lead. Poor boy. Luckily despite glorious weather there was no queue!

with JT
pldarch 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

led second pitch

sambosanquet101 17/Apr/11 AltLd
tgeh 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 10/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
sara n 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Jonni 09/Apr/11 Lead
Amy Kilpin 09/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 07/Apr/11 AltLd
Stuart Hurworth 07/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch. Awkward bulge passed on right as I looked for gear there, though left looked easier! Second pitch looks thrilling from the belay and was scary in reality. Very delicate move across onto the crease while holding onto a tiny pebble. Felt relief getting around onto the front! Thought Via Dolorosa was much more fun!

coffeepot 02/Apr/11 2nd
with Thom Allen, jelaby
jelaby 02/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Thom's birthday present :)

with Thom Allen, CoffeePot
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
monika paprzycka 28/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 28/Mar/11 Lead
nai 27/Mar/11 2nd rpt
with Richard
richardr 27/Mar/11 AltLd

Its all in the traverse...

Chriswallis2 25/Mar/11 Lead rpt
with Anna
Tombauer 23/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden 23/Mar/11 AltLd dog
groliver26 20/Mar/11 2nd

climbed with geoff and jt, It rained, fell after the flake messy climb

crispyboy 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Lashlin
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
grp 20/Mar/11 Lead β
Hidden 19/Mar/11 2nd
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
chrism225 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

lead first pitch, second second pitch

with jonny
JRae 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S


Graham Westbrook 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Darrell Read 19/Mar/11 Lead
with Alistair Everett, George Stevens
Ollie B 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
with S.Bennett
odox 19/Mar/11 2nd
with Grant Harris
johnpuddephatt 14/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, struggled on second but was successful. Reached top just as sun was disappearing.

with Matt Robinson
Dafydd Llywelyn 13/Mar/11 AltLd dog

Had a fall trying to get the hidden foothold, wasn't too bad afterwards despite being scared stiff and in the dying light!

Matt_L_Robinson 13/Mar/11 AltLd β

Did 2nd pitch. Much talked about crux move made having the beta unavoidable. Consequently the move across took a lot less than 40mins. Still felt airy though.

with John
Gibbs 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Tom_Jermy 12/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

I got the first pitch, tricky moves, green and slightly damp. Seconded the crux pitch in very dim light, exposed and scary but an incredible route.

David Kay 12/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Tom took the first pitch, I did the second. Superb climbing and great exposure. I didn't realise how far around the arete you have to traverse before good holds appear, so I ended up trying the jamming crack instead which was nails. Managed to reverse (phew) and went up around the arete again. Next day had to ab off to retrieve gear in the crack which Tom couldn't reach.

Jonas Paulsson 08/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd pitch. Sweet classic!

with Robin Dahlberg
chrisbrown_023 06/Mar/11 AltLd β

Lead first pitch

with Jamie Fowler
TM_Horton 02/Mar/11 Lead O/S

awesome day in the sun. hard for VS i thought but can see where the grade is justified... the step across was a bitch !

with addam
mattkemp70 ?/Mar/11 AltLd
with Westy
Hidden ?/Feb/11 -
Aid@n ?/Feb/11 AltLd

Second pitch. Knew what was coming after fantasising over pictures but still great. Got a bit lost around the corner.

with John Moran
Hidden ?/Feb/11 Lead O/S
Andy Myers ?/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt
Onion 23/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

First trad lead, not as scary as i thought. Need to practice getting nuts in cleanly.

Phil Layton 22/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, no probs but slightly worrying traverse to flake, above dodgy cam placement. Second pitch - didn't fancy it much after James struggled, but went for it and found the climb-down off the flake good fun, and nailed the step left - then found myself on v.tiny ledge with 10 ft of slack, trying to flick rope over the arete to finish. Glad I wasn't trying to lead that pitch - was at my limit.

with james Wilkins
hilty 22/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Always do this route first when I go to theroaches, top route crux is 5a if you miss the foothold

jon clayton 20/Jan/11 AltLd
with sasha
Hidden 20/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
dan-8990 19/Jan/11 AltLd O/S
with AO
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Bob ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
MHutch ??/2011 -
Jono Graham ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
chris fox ??/2011 AltLd O/S
chris fox ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Gareth H ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
HowieB ??/2011 Lead
Wanderlust ??/2011 AltLd

That step to the left! Great exposure, best VS I've done, despite "only" seconding that crucial crux pitch.

ollie_e ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
paul79 ??/2011 -
centurion05 ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
Luke Brooks ??/2011 -
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
kingholmesy ??/2011 AltLd O/S


with John Stokes
Chris Sansum 12/Dec/10 AltLd rpt

Always an absolute classic, even when the start and finish are green and damp! Chris P1, Phil P2. Went up the direct crack on P1 which I hadn't done before. My Rockfax book shows line going round to the right, when in fact I think the crack is probably the correct line (as shown in the BMC guidebook). Rockfax also shows the wrong line after the traverse on P2 (they may have corrected this in the newer edition). Will buy the BMC book instead next time! Where is the four stars button?

with Phil Gibson
Hidden 12/Dec/10 2nd dnf
mhawk 12/Dec/10 Lead
rosieposey14 14/Nov/10 2nd dnf
with mark challoner
Sophie Nunn 31/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Emma
madasten 31/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Paul
pabbage 31/Oct/10 AltLd
rd20 30/Oct/10 AltLd O/S


with Ben Ram
thecurlyone 30/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Robert Dufton
Ade P 30/Oct/10 AltLd

lead second pitch

muwasi 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with tim
ben1987 24/Oct/10 2nd dog

good climb, scary stuff stepping off the flake to the undercut!

tim123487 24/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
bigdrew 22/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch. Class move left from the flake!

with clare
DOVEY 20/Oct/10 -
with Steve jones
CharlieMack 20/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Tom Seabridge
mark_jc 17/Oct/10 2nd O/S
iwebster59017 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S

lead first pitch

with MarkRoe
Hidden 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
ig248 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Steven Andrews 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Richard Lines
ushi 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Jen
simeclimb68 16/Oct/10 Lead rpt
crag_hopper_Jay 14/Oct/10 AltLd
AndyPeters 14/Oct/10 AltLd dog

Lead second pitch after coming off at the crux. Bloomin classic route. Interesting finding the step at the bottom of the flake to support you and a committed step over, quite balancy. Recommended.

John Lewis 10/Oct/10 Lead dnf

Bailed after decending the second flake, could not see the move.

with Lee Parsons
Rick Ashton 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

I lead 2nd pitch, very nice step down off the flake made a whole lot worse by very strong winds and hurrendous rope drag

with andy gibb
ScottyD 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Awesome climb!

Griff87 02/Oct/10 -
with Arran Fradgley
Garron 02/Oct/10 Lead β
Hidden 01/Oct/10 2nd O/S
andysroom ?/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/10 AltLd
_m.cox_ ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Ianwesterby 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Leo
Leo Woodhead 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch, coming down the flake and making the delicate step over felt hard!!! Great route, well worth it's stars!

with Ian W
gazfellows 25/Sep/10 Lead
with shaun d
MilesMcgennity 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

i took the first pitch and ran it from about half height

Hidden 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Oliver Branagan 25/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pt2. Didn't drop down low enough, which resulted in a gripping foot-pebble/crimping traverse - was gripped. Unlike any other VS I have ever done. Shame about the Diff around the corner to finish (didn't really know where I was meant to go - thought it went closer to the arete.)

with Miles M
rustaldo 24/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch, really nice climb, exposed and delicate.. top out has interesting features for belay..

Hidden 24/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/10 2nd O/S
jgordon75 18/Sep/10 AltLd
with Mark Nottridge
Chi Cheng 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led the 2nd pitch. One committing move. Thought about backing off.

Jay J 16/Sep/10 AltLd
Aufton 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with James Johnson
Hidden 12/Sep/10 2nd O/S
TonyF 12/Sep/10 AltLd
with David
catblack 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Found down-climbing the crack the hardest and scarest part.

with Dad
jshields 12/Sep/10 Lead

Fourth time on the route. Why is descending the flake still scary?

with Gavin
DaveFidler 12/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch.

with Dad
Hidden ?/Sep/10 2nd dnf
sam_cox ?/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch

with Mark
Hidden 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Daniels735 31/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the first pitch. One good move, bit polished though. Clair lead the important pitch and had a whole world of fun!

with Clair Fowler
hotfeet 30/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead
cem 22/Aug/10 Lead rpt

Led both pitches

with Paul Wilkinson
Storm Hunter 22/Aug/10 Lead dnf

got all the way along the traverss, but could not drag the rope round on to the slab to finnish. Was not going to Belay or lower off two cams so peat eventiualy managed to get a roap down from the top. Not an easy place to belay at the top either. then managed to abb down for gear, bit of a epic leading to a well jammed sling left on the flake. Long day, but cool route. leave yourself a lot of time for this one.

MaccMark 16/Aug/10 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch

with Philip Jarvis
Mark Salter 16/Aug/10 Lead β
climbinmunkey 15/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Helen led the first pitch which seemed a bit harder that 4b. Possibly due to lack of friction as it was I led pitch 2 and got very gripped by the exposure moving across the traverse. Move to get established on the slab was big stretch for me. Tricky ropework. Brilliant route.

with Helen
Hidden 15/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 11/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
freemanTom 07/Aug/10 Lead

Did 2nd pitch after hard days bouldering. Quite a journey. HVS I reckon but superb whatever the grade. Would of felt easier with more skin.

with Normal Steve
nadeem 02/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Polished. Led second pitch. really wierd move.

with Tom Foote
Noodles30 ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
SteWatkins ?/Aug/10 -
john.gaffney 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Me first, Dan second. Exposed to the max.

with dan m
Hidden 29/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
WalnutHorse 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S


Hidden 18/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Geras 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Duncan
Hidden 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
irish paul 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
spragglerocks 10/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Rach and James led, I went along for the ride.

Hidden 10/Jul/10 2nd
Batt 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

P2-me, P1-James, Rach got the joys of seconding all of it! Good value, suffered a bit from rope drag on the final ascent of the face, work that out better next time.

Mike Turner 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2

Hidden 09/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
DaNo123 09/Jul/10 AltLd

led 1st pitch

squidgebob 08/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with jamie
Hidden 08/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
DorsetGareth 04/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

I don’t get it - probably one of the least pleasant climbs I've had the misfortune to find myself on!

with Pip
La benya 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

first and only grit trad climb. was very easy but fookin scary. ran out of gear for the belay, struggled to fit anything in the gutters at top

grubes 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S

more scary than the sloth

Shorty83 01/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Giles
coombsy ?/Jul/10 AltLd

Fantastic climb. Led P2

with Rich G
guido ?/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jun/10 AltLd
Guy Wilson 25/Jun/10 Lead
with Carl Betts
john_ni 23/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

led 1st pitch fine. Bryan led 2nd pitch cleanly & smoothly; I didnt, scary.

hellboundblr 23/Jun/10 AltLd

John P1, Me P2. Did traverse without problem, but struggled going up front trying to make sure rope did not get cought under lip in arete. Had previously led P1 with Danny in 2008.

Hidden 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
wrapped in bacon 15/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Down climb def the harder part of the route. Stepping across went very smoothly

with Rob
Monkey_Alan 13/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Whoa. Took absolutely ages getting off the top of the flake and slithering down, half in the crack.

shed_hed 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Jools lead first pitch (struggled a little) I lead second pitch. Down climb was scary but fine. Had a mare on the step across. Hung around for a long time trying to figure out the move which I still didn't get right. Rest of route went fine.

hardoreVdiffBen 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett 11/Jun/10 Lead O/S

spicy step across but easy

with ben peake
jacobjacob 06/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

lead second pitch

wirralclimber1984 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with james
Hidden 05/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
Ian Broome 05/Jun/10 AltLd β

greatful for the rope beta, after seeing the party before us spend an hour faffing with caught ropes on the last pitch

matt.jj 05/Jun/10 AltLd

Lead the first pitch which is nice but simple enough. The second pitch is the one; not technically dificult, just airy and committing. The leader will not avoid rope drag, and if using two ropes leave one unclipped for the second to be protected on the flake, or a huge fall is possible! As for the hidden foothold it is as plain as day, so don't go hunting for what is obvious. A true classic!

scotty h 03/Jun/10 2nd dnf

did the first pitch fine. Struggled moving across the flake with head games then found i could not move down the flake holding on sideways and lowered off just before the crux.

with Tim Nixon, Ronnie
Dave Mahon ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Classic. Don't lead both ropes down the flake if your second is a novice - I have seen a few epics.

markfairbank 31/May/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2 - easy when you know how :)

with SteveyM
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
SteveMyatt 31/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark Fairbank
saalty 28/May/10 Lead O/S
with eddy, colin, jay
Hidden 28/May/10 Lead O/S
siah 28/May/10 Lead
with eddie
Hidden 28/May/10 AltLd O/S
szelest 27/May/10 TR dnf
Hidden 27/May/10 2nd O/S
maxkellock 27/May/10 Lead O/S

hardest route mentally i have ever done on the second pitch

Hidden 26/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/May/10 Lead O/S
Ali H 22/May/10 AltLd

Ali first pitch Glyn second pitch

with Glyn
andy007 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

Sec / LP

with Chris
Pixie-Andy 22/May/10 AltLd
lucasp 22/May/10 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 2. The best gritstone route I've climbed so far.

with ditch
Glyn Davidson 22/May/10 AltLd rpt

Chnaged my mind, I did it gain but with less expectation of it this time, three stars. Got eaten alive by the spawning midgies at the belay.

with Ali
senior rita 22/May/10 Lead
Mike Hegarty 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Had real bad rope drag due to climbing on single rope..Wont make that mistake again..! Every day is a learning day..!!!

with Lee
bjlsmith 15/May/10 2nd
with Mike Dennis
stoned 15/May/10 Lead
MD 15/May/10 Lead
with B Smith
kermit_uk 09/May/10 AltLd O/S

Steve lead first pitch I lead second! Awesome route just scary enough although stood on the belay ledge looking across was ar worse than the climbing itself

with Steve Woolass
chrisallan 09/May/10 Lead O/S
bigbobbyking 09/May/10 2nd

frigged the second pitch after not finding the hidden foot hold. Chris managed it and I kicked myself afterwards for not managing it!

with Chris Allan
John Pickles 07/May/10 Lead O/S
with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson
Hidden 04/May/10 2nd rpt
mullermn 03/May/10 Lead rpt

Didn't find this as easy as I was anticipating bearing in mind it was a repeat. Still masses of rope drag on final slab despite best efforts

PerrinT 03/May/10 2nd

Managed to descend the flake too far and so included a more-awkward-than-necessary rockover onto the traverse. With this exception it was a really nice route.

pffft 02/May/10 AltLd dnf

Lead first pitch, climb of my life. Partner declined the final slab and back climbed the crux. Abbed off belay stance.

chedder 02/May/10 AltLd
Hidden 02/May/10 Lead dnf
williamsd79 01/May/10 2nd O/S
ciaran1999 28/Apr/10 AltLd
with saul
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead β
Souljah 27/Apr/10 2nd
with kasia and nick
jon thompson27 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Wow... agree with the guidebook - the greatest outing on grit in the UK!!! Transition from the shiny pebble balancey stuff after thuggish moves around stunning exposure down climb on lip... all in an afternoons VS extravaganza!! To Wales we go... and BEYOND!!

with Alex Thompson
Hidden 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
irish paul 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mike
Hidden 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Oliver Houston 24/Apr/10 AltLd dog

rested a little on the rope on the way down...

Purple Roni 23/Apr/10 2nd
philhilo 23/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Revisiting this old freind - can't remember when I first did it or how many times since. Beautiful day and Roni's target route. Still great.

Mitch1990 19/Apr/10 Lead β

Awesome climb one ive been wanting for a while now would have been nicer if the sun come out but still enjoyable and a little scary. Low in the grade at VS 4C I think

davewsargent 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
gnc760 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Cool moving across the flake, was left uninspired by the rest.

with Conor Clarke
conorjclarke 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Hexman 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Got tangled in rope at the crux, which made it slightly emotional!

with Andy Holder
crossdressingrodney 10/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
willson 04/Apr/10 AltLd
Gigga ?/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
D.Andrew 23/Mar/10 AltLd
Ewan Russell 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Didn't commit to crux for an age, will hunt arrived and before the banter could begin in earnest got on with it. Ben took the 1st pitch

BenedictIEP 21/Mar/10 Lead dnf
with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet
BenedictIEP 21/Mar/10 2nd dnf
with Jan Hotar, Chris Surfleet
willworkforfoodjnr 21/Mar/10 2nd O/S

Had a go at the lead and backed off, head must not be in gear after the xmas lay-off! Yan made short work of it. The second pitch was probably scarier to second!

BicepAndrews 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S

hvs and crap

with James Maddison
buddha1369 09/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Simon B (OB)
willoates 07/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with lawrence
thefuturesmiles ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S

quite heart pumping!

Hidden ?/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
phil stubbs ?/Mar/10 -
jchenoweth 27/Feb/10 Lead O/S

The weather was snowing and the rock minging.

with Dan
jimmatthews 20/Feb/10 Lead
with Gav
Hidden 13/Feb/10 2nd
rurp ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 Lead rpt
RM199 ??/2010 AltLd O/S
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Ed Causton ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
JayAyBee ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Rich
clair.fowler ??/2010 Lead O/S
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
darlolad ??/2010 AltLd O/S
katyvose1 ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
philw ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
IAmAStone 07/Dec/09 AltLd O/S

I had first pitch

with Skippy
Nature_Boy12689 25/Nov/09 Lead O/S
LaylayPants 25/Nov/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Nov/09 Lead O/S
Cake 08/Nov/09 AltLd O/S

This seemed hard and scary for both of us, but we were both frozen. Amazing route all the same

with Matt
Hidden 08/Nov/09 AltLd O/S
Singleton_Alex ?/Nov/09 2nd O/S

Really good route, gonna make sure i lead it next time!

with NHowett
Mike_Gannon 30/Oct/09 Lead dnf

Made the first pitch easy. Climbed up and over the flake, but clouldn't reach across with any of the available limbs. Less cake and biscuits and I'll come back next year

Hidden 29/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden 29/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
ccraigg22 28/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

First Pitch i lead

with Nick
Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S
JWB 25/Oct/09 AltLd rpt

Me pitch 1, Pierce pitch 2. Good effort my Pierce considering this is his first year climbing.

with Pierce
tom.e 18/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
ig248 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Marshall
belay bunny turned bad 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Mike Parker 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
rwm7131 17/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Steven Andrews 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Rachel Berkowitz
CharlieMack 16/Oct/09 Lead O/S
goddamm7 08/Oct/09 AltLd dnf
with Sandrex
monsteratt 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Alt leads did 2nd pitch

with Matt, Nic and Andy
richardhopton 04/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Glad to have ticked this baby off the list. The crux move was "emotional", and finishing in the dark added to the occasion. Tried to go up the nails off width like the guide book suggests before seeing reason and following the polish.

with Emily Blain
Hidden 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
steve2006 27/Sep/09 Lead O/S

awesome, even the belay at the top is interesting, keep a no3 Camalot. You can't practice this stuff at a wall! We one had one rope so I had to use lots of extenders

Hidden 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Matt Bennett 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

lead crux pitch

Hidden 26/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
elCapitano 25/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Smudge led the first pitch. I led through. Hugged the bottom of the flake for a good 5 mins puzzled as to wtf to do. Then a helpful chap pointed out the hidden foothold and the rest was a joy. Cheese was distinctly unimpressed… Sorry mate…

with Smudge
Dux 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd pitch.

Hidden 21/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/09 2nd rpt

Phil found a hidden hold on the frst pitch which turns the awkward section into one easy pull through. Really enjoyed the second pitch :D Phil led both pitches as i had led it before. also 2nd 1-11-17 with Neil Colquhoun who led in one big pitch

with Phil Baxter
chris sm 20/Sep/09 AltLd rpt
with Pippa Froggatt
jubolo 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

second on first pitch and glad it's a horrible climb. awkward climb down the flake on 2nd pitch to a peach of a move/step out

with mark
dasdo 19/Sep/09 2nd
PeteH 16/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
ndp 15/Sep/09 AltLd
melonmike 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Em66 13/Sep/09 AltLd
with Mike
BorisVBlade 11/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 2.

Neil D 11/Sep/09 AltLd rpt

Led P1 this time.

reubensampson 09/Sep/09 2nd
with Phil Buckle
joese7en ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
esther ?/Sep/09 Lead
Helen Gibson 30/Aug/09 Lead

led 2nd pitch with hangover, 2nd didn't want to do it, so abbed for gear which was more scary than the climb!

ben__day 29/Aug/09 Lead β
Peeley.b 23/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

I lead first pitch, Mark did the hard bit!

krikoman 23/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Messed the route up with my ropework on pitch two, jammed one of the rope and made it a real struggle after going around the nose. Still a great route.

AMarchant 17/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Anthony Eccles
ebf 15/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Paul led P1 in the wet, I led P2 in the dry. P2 is easy apart from the flake (which is just wierd because it's a down climb) and the delicate step is delightful, if you go low enough, stay high and it's gonna be a lot harder! Careful as you step over the newly missing flake on the headwall; it's very muddy/loose.

Becky E 15/Aug/09 AltLd

Led P1. Got scared on P2!

with Mark Mercer
pastep 15/Aug/09 AltLd
with ebf
Hidden 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Double Knee Bar 14/Aug/09 2nd dog
with Iain
Glennjoe 14/Aug/09 2nd dog

Slipped on the climb down. Fantastic exposure on the traverse. I found undercutting helped.

with Iain
Julesthe1st 10/Aug/09 Lead O/S

Found the route good fun but only had a single sport rope with me. (Had no idea the route went round the corner not having a guidebook either). My second had a complete nightmare of course.

with Stana
jandyd05 09/Aug/09 Lead dnf

Fell off on pitch 2 at the balancy crux after leading pitch 1 ok. Have since seen a few pics and the trick seems to be a hand low down on teh break rather than gripping pebbles like I did ! Next time ...

Stuart Wildman 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Jon Tan
Hidden 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
KeithW 02/Aug/09 AltLd dog

Led P1. Pulled on a sling for balance as I stepped across from the flake on P2. Otherwise good ascent!

with Kev Bowser
quiffhanger 26/Jul/09 Lead

alternate pitches

Happy Wanderer 25/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Ken T
mullermn 25/Jul/09 Lead rpt

Excellent climb. First pitch harder work than the 2nd IMO. Didn't find the traverse as scary as expected. Big rope drag by the end - better ropework next time.

Kylie 25/Jul/09 2nd dog
Hidden 20/Jul/09 2nd
Poco Loco 11/Jul/09 2nd dnf

What a cock up! Probably not the best choice of route for a team of 3. Will come back and do it properly.

with Bob Barnes, Richard Roberts
bobbarnes00 11/Jul/09 Lead dnf

Got some bad mojo going on and backed out of the second pitch. I had loads of rope drag, and so needed loads of slack (which I wasn't keen to take) to go up the outer face.

with James Pomeroy; Richard Roberts
sgl0jd 10/Jul/09 Lead
Keith Jones 09/Jul/09 2nd
with ali
tomdude 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

well exciting

with rob
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd
will6459 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Jon Vardy
robertmichaellovell 04/Jul/09 AltLd
with Tom
dicky79 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with Les & James W
odox 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Andy Birtwistle
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 02/Jul/09 Lead
cooper leek ?/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with crucko
climbing_wiggy 28/Jun/09 2nd β
with JC
RCrockford 21/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch

with Andy C
JWB 14/Jun/09 AltLd rpt

Me pitch 1, Mark pitch 2.

with Mark Anstey
grakgrak 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with duncan
Hidden 13/Jun/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/09 AltLd
areeves ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Andy
Twisty 31/May/09 Lead rpt

Seemed much better on the lead- but still felt like I was off!

with Rayan Sammut
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/09 2nd
Tomprusk 30/May/09 AltLd rpt

What an epic on an epic route

with Carwyn and Nick
Hidden 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
Barry D 26/May/09 Lead
with Richard M
hang_about 25/May/09 AltLd

Lead 1st pitch - left side of block easier. Seconded second pitch - slight balance on the rope on the big step. Battered, bloody and bruised. Excellent stuff

with big al
Tom Stoddart 24/May/09 AltLd

Glorious second pitch. Dave fell off and I lowered him through a holly tree.

with Dave Battley
Chris Sansum 24/May/09 AltLd rpt

Always a classic!

with Gary Lewin
mattnuttall 24/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Alan Holden
dimwit18 23/May/09 2nd O/S

Great climb despite being severely hungover

with Jamie Fox
tommytwotone 11/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Nigel
Lallylandslider 10/May/09 2nd O/S

damned hard work

michael burrows 10/May/09 Lead rpt
Ian Andrews 09/May/09 AltLd
Glyn Davidson 09/May/09 AltLd O/S

Lead the second pitch. Committing move on the traverse. High in the grade i thought. Not sure I'd give it three stars.

Jeronimo 07/May/09 AltLd O/S

nails! And scary! And what a wind was blowing, making it freezing! Good lead from Sam. Lead first pitch.

with sam8oy
sam8oy 07/May/09 AltLd O/S

Absolutely cacked myself moving from the flake. Didn't help that the guide book was wrong and tried to go up the crack. Absolutely nails, eventually went for a wander around the side and found the (much) easier and proper line. Thanks Rockfax for making it all the more "enjoyable"!

with Jay
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
Frostie ?/May/09 AltLd O/S

What a classic climb at 7 in the morning with the mist just starting to lift,climbed Pebbledash afterwards would make a good first pitch for Valkyrie.

with Andy Owen
Hidden 26/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Apr/09 -
Hidden 26/Apr/09 -
Lauren Davies 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
TiffTiff 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
dmoir 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
axeman 23/Apr/09 2nd O/S

nice climb, big moves over first overhang, only had time to do first pitch, will be returning to complete the full classic route that looks amazing

with schofield
Hidden 22/Apr/09 Lead dnf
hembug 21/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

lost the coin toss to lead the second pitch, great fun though even seconding

with dan
Hidden 21/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
dsh 21/Apr/09 AltLd β

Poor ropework on my part meant I was unable to make any upward progress once established on the front face. After an hour of trying to unstick the ropes with my partner unable to see or hear me I had to get a toprope thrown down before my arse fell off. Still good though.

with Tom Hemmings
JonBrown 18/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Tiff
Hidden 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
MattT88 14/Apr/09 2nd

Seconded both pitches

with Andy Knight
Andrew Knight 14/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Trobbo 12/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with martin bennett
Martin Bennett 12/Apr/09 -
with Terry Rob
GPN 11/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Annette
net 11/Apr/09 2nd

Intended to lead the top pitch, but backed off rather quickly and had enough of a mare just seconding... oh dear!

with George
JCB42 06/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Awesome! Even though I'd done Valkyrie Direct last week the step across was still intimidating!

DavidEvans 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Helen Garrett
jored ?/Apr/09 AltLd
with Ryan
thomasadixon 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Lead first pitch, very polished and not particularly nice. Not a bad route, the second pitch was good, but not really worth 3*.

with Alan
Reaver2k 29/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
BeccaSnowden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
zephr 20/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/09 Lead
DJayB 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S

Lead both pitches! Put in a very poor performance! Bad show.

Callum T 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
eddy-on-the-rocks 07/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Geoff
Hidden 07/Mar/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Mar/09 Lead β
nathanroberts89 ?/Mar/09 2nd O/S
ndraper1 ?/Mar/09 Lead
Alex Mason 21/Feb/09 Lead O/S

Lead both pitches, great blind stuff coming down the flake, wind blowing in my eyes so i couldnt see for tears.

Tadams 01/Feb/09 Lead β
with Giles Walton
Giles1 01/Feb/09 Lead
Andy Peak 1 ??/2009 Lead
keith leonard ??/2009 -
Andrew Abraham ??/2009 Lead

I led the first pitch, Paddy Schofield led the second, ace route.

Lunar25 ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Rich Till
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
RossG123 ??/2009 Lead
benkelsey ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
ben__day 31/Dec/08 Lead

quality climb, just wish the dark hadn't stopped play, next time i want the 2nd!

with Mr. K
Mr. K 31/Dec/08 2nd dnf

Retreated after first pitch due to the rapidly approaching darkness

with Ben Day
fennerz 29/Dec/08 AltLd O/S

awesome! uber classic! i led pitch 2 really exposed step out to the arete but totally fantastic!

with rich ball
Jack Symmons ?/Dec/08 2nd
with Bridget
bridget143 22/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Jack 1st pitch, me second pitch (fantastic!)

with Jack Symmons
Dr Caterpillar 01/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Harry
tumbling wizard ?/Nov/08 -
Hidden 19/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
Kirill 12/Oct/08 AltLd

Led P1

wild_nomad 11/Oct/08 2nd

Tricky bulge 6m up then good to the first stance right of the flake. Decent down the flake a bit scary but good holds for feet and hands. Good hidden ledge for right foot at the bottom of the flake. Good under hang hold just above the ledge that you step across to help you over. Traverse around the nose to ascend a difficult slab which to my mind is the crux. After this, good jugs to the top. Weather was misty with a fine rain that made the climb greasy and much more difficult than it normally is. Epic climb with great variety!

with John
nic42 05/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim Gauntlet 03/Oct/08 AltLd dog

I'd wanted to do this one, particularly the second pitch for *aaaaages*, so I was really very excited to finally get on it. James led the first pitch very nicely, slippy as hell. Then I ended up having a complete and utter nightmare on it (try 15 minutes desperately hanging/slumping/slipping/swearing at the bottom of the flake). Was completely psyched out when it came to making the step across, and took an age to make it. After that bit (and once I'd calmed down again) it went fairly smoothly. Rope work requires as much concentration as hinted at. May need to have a rematch sans cold at some point.

with jamesca
Hidden 03/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
PenJD 28/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch - fantastic for VS.

with Heather Swift
vvanhinsbergh 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Chris Burn
hamish2016 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S

lead pitch 2

with segei
MattT88 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Led both pitches

with Andy Knight
jamiefoxen 20/Sep/08 Lead dog

went up the HVS variation with an awsome off width crack and took 3m fall, re-thought and went the right way

DrIan 20/Sep/08 2nd

Easy when you know how

with Scott & Rachel
Hidden 30/Aug/08 2nd dog
Bristoldave 30/Aug/08 AltLd O/S

Lead P2

with Jonathan
barni 26/Aug/08 Lead rpt


with Oli
deejmonkey 24/Aug/08 AltLd
with Tom
pottsworth 24/Aug/08 AltLd

Lead first pitch which was straight forward. Had a bit of trouble with stuck rope on the second pitch. Don't think I found the illusive foothold, but found "the move" ok anyway

with Jonny
Elsier 23/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Michael, Stuart
SimonBrown 22/Aug/08 AltLd β

Led 2nd Pitch - absolutely superb route

Mr Wild 22/Aug/08 AltLd
tomB 16/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Tim Griffin
liamoloughlin 16/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Becky E 10/Aug/08 AltLd

Led first pitch.

highclimber ?/Aug/08 -
Nature_Boy12689 30/Jul/08 2nd dog
with Some Scottish Bloke
JWB 24/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Led both pitches. Lives upto its reputation as a fantastic climb.

with Chloe
C@rwyn 20/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

I led the first pitch but we had to back off after Tom had done the flake cos it was chucking it down.

with Tom
Kirill 19/Jul/08 AltLd dnf

Failed to lead P2.

pebbles 04/Jul/08 AltLd dnf

led first pitch cleanly, we all chickened out of leading second pitch so bailed out up the corner. One to be completed another time!

with alastair and dave
Climb Rox 28/Jun/08 Lead
with ben talbot
Alex Winter 23/Jun/08 Lead O/S
jiles 16/Jun/08 AltLd dog
brady 14/Jun/08 AltLd rpt

still a great climb when repeated after over 10 years!

with Roger
Neil D 13/Jun/08 AltLd

Led P2.

Hidden 13/Jun/08 AltLd
stevepotter 12/Jun/08 Lead
with ken
harryt 08/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Back to lead P2 after running away scared a year ago.

with Craig
Twisty 07/Jun/08 2nd O/S

Excellent route- one to lead fully!

with Byron Buck
jcurley 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Excelllent, Led both pitches.....

with John Dickie
Byronius Maximus 07/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Possibly the best route I've ever climbed on Grit!

Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
stemill 31/May/08 2nd O/S

with Ste in the middle

with Mark
avirdee 31/May/08 AltLd O/S
with Dave Manwaring
Diggler 31/May/08 Lead O/S
with stemill
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd β
mark4344 30/May/08 Lead dog

Fell off on crux. Very balancy to step accross.

with michel schonewille
Pete Horn 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
with The artist formerly known as Smokey Rob
Hidden 24/May/08 AltLd O/S
9fingerjon 18/May/08 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch

with Matt G
Hidden 14/May/08 AltLd
poofish 14/May/08 2nd dnf

completed first section but missed the step out left on second section and accidentally got lowered to a point of no return!!

with Gary and pete
gazbonutter 14/May/08 AltLd O/S

Led first pitch not in great style but confidently and solidly, thoroughly enjoyed it. pete then led the second pitch and did a great job of the layback downclimb to start, I don't think I would have been up to it quite yet after following him. Pete accidentally lowered Jo off as she got to the lowest point of the flake much to her annoyance but High winds were to blame not Pete!

with Pete MacDonald + Jo
simpod 12/May/08 2nd β

only my 3rd time out climbing, rocked big time baby !!! Glad i had an excellent partner who lead and gave great advice.

with iain
snakebite 07/May/08 Lead O/S
with Dan Cummings
tontopink 03/May/08 Lead O/S
Darragh ?/May/08 -
with Mark
will9911 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with dave
Oceanic 26/Apr/08 -
Hidden 25/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
jonnie3430 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Shaun L
Jim Slater 13/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch. Spectacular!

Hidden 13/Apr/08 AltLd rpt
orb 07/Apr/08 AltLd rpt
with Joe McLarren
nickwhimster ?/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Brian Cox
duzinga 30/Mar/08 Lead O/S

nice climb. after descending the flake went up the crack instead of going around to climb the slab, very unpleasant.

with Chuck
Hidden 30/Mar/08 Lead
siah 20/Mar/08 2nd β

really enjoyed it. tried to lead before but bottled it lol.

with gavin nixon
quantized 18/Mar/08 2nd β

Scary but exhilirating

with Phil Kirk
IanJackson 17/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Robeverybody
skittles 09/Mar/08 Lead O/S

lead both pitches - really nice 2nd pitch, 1st was a little tricky.

with Sam Arnold
Hidden 20/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Feb/08 AltLd
Hidden 13/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Steve Banham 10/Feb/08 AltLd O/S

Very Good - Mind the rope drag!

mat cooper 09/Feb/08 AltLd
alexharv3y 26/Jan/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S
Will Hunt 12/Jan/08 AltLd O/S

Lead second pitch. Stunner. Took me a while and some worry to find the hidden foothold and figure out the sequence. Easy when you know how.

georgeevans88 ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Harry
AngelaC ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Karen
AngelaC ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Karen
AngelaC ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Karen
AngelaC ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Karen
AngelaC ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Karen
AngelaC ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Karen
AngelaC ?/Jan/08 AltLd
with Karen
popov86 ?/Jan/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jan/08 AltLd
georgeevans88 ?/Jan/08 2nd
with Harry
ian storey ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
TCHEKE ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 18/Dec/07 AltLd O/S
Twisty 16/Dec/07 AltLd dnf

I lead first pitch- got to ledge- and we decided it was a horrible day, we should be in the pub- it was bitterly cold- even the boulderers were not climbing. Abbed off!

with Byron Buck
Dan 85 17/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with John
SamStrong 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
with Greg Kieckhefer
Hidden 03/Nov/07 2nd dog
kendogcatchy 21/Oct/07 Lead RP

Had tried this twice before and bad light or bad climbing stopped play. nice climb.

with Raquel
monita 21/Oct/07 2nd

second pitch more pleasant than first, even despite the final slab up the nose being quite a reach for me.

with Nick
Will Jung 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Tim lead first pitch, I lead second.

with Tim D'Urban Jackson
tim87dj 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with will
SamStokes 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 loved this climb very entertaining!

Hidden 06/Oct/07 AltLd rpt
Rachel S 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Richard K
Rich Kirby 06/Oct/07 2nd O/S
donkster ?/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

led pitch 2.

with mudders
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd
Ben1983 30/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch

Katie Marshall 30/Sep/07 Lead
Hidden 30/Sep/07 2nd rpt
v.jester 16/Sep/07 Solo β
with Mysak
Karl Wooffindin 09/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
dja 05/Sep/07 Lead dnf

paul had a go at the first pitch. decided i could have it as it was so wet and slippy. had a fall going over the bulges so decided to try it on a better day. did something a bit easier instead. at least i didn't scream like a girl when i fell (no offence girls)

with Paul
Hidden 05/Sep/07 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Sep/07 2nd O/S
riddle ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S

finally lead both pitches

with Mike UKC
scullymammoth ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Beth
Ann S ?/Sep/07 2nd
with John Carlin
Hidden 27/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Darrell Read 26/Aug/07 AltLd dnf
Hidden 15/Aug/07 Lead O/S
djking1983 14/Aug/07 2nd
with Rich Brimelow
tskelhon 13/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
with Lauren Foster
Monk 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 11/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

led 2nd pitch!

mullermn 11/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Monkey
chriscopps 10/Aug/07 2nd
with graeme baxter
Peakphil 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S
gb83 10/Aug/07 Lead RP

finally got the balls to commit to the crux and got it today on lead

Strange little creature 06/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

WooooHooooooo :-)

with Scott Cramp
The Bad Cough 05/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
ebunick 04/Aug/07 Lead dog

one stupid rest pulling on a cam, not the hold next to it...... down as rested.

with Joe
Shaw Brown 03/Aug/07 AltLd
with David Jones
ed edwards ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with fiona wright
northy1983 ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S

nice crux

with dom
Dan Leach 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S


with Tom Bellfield
tom 29/Jul/07 2nd β
with Dan Leach
Duncan Skelton 28/Jul/07 Lead rpt

!st pitch lead, better than ever. Kai 2nd - first time on the route.

with Kai Green
matt ling 20/Jul/07 AltLd dog

lead 1st pitch clean, fell 2nd pitch while seconding

with dja
dja 19/Jul/07 AltLd rpt

matt pitch 1 me pitch 2

Mark Dennison 14/Jul/07 Lead
Phil Jennings 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Matt Burdekin
LP ?/Jul/07 2nd dnf

Took too long on first lead before this so we started off with head torches on. Abbed off. Rope jam. A good intro to outdoor climbing!

Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Keith Jones 28/Jun/07 2nd
with ali, David
markju 20/Jun/07 AltLd

What i laught i had on this.. i lead p1, dan lead p2, when i whent over the flake climb half way down then traverse...i got stuck.. back on the flake i whent (now i know what to do!!) so done that move, now up the green crack (i know what youre thinking..go round the noes ..SO i whent up the first crack then got stuck again... this is getting harder vs!... anyway did it, will be doing it right next time!

with Dan
Howard J 19/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Hit by a squall of filthy weather just as I topped out

with Jonathan Teal
Hidden 18/Jun/07 AltLd
AngelaC 10/Jun/07 AltLd
with Karen
Hidden 10/Jun/07 AltLd
Richie Rich 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Pete Colley
matt ling 07/Jun/07 2nd dog
with dja
dja 07/Jun/07 Lead rpt
Hidden 02/Jun/07 2nd O/S
flyboy86 ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

Nick lead the 1st pitch, i lead the 2nd, awesome climb!

with Nick (kendogcatchy)
Hidden 29/May/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/07 AltLd O/S
mic_b 12/May/07 Lead O/S

best climbing ever! Got to the top just as the sun was going down. Climbing was spot on.

with kind stranger
jon p H 06/May/07 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Morgan Woods 05/May/07 Lead O/S

Climbed as a three and led both pitches. A low right foothold helps with the step across. Def 3 stars.

with Gareth and Padge
catt 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Led P1. Found it pretty awkward and almost popped off a couple of times. Also missed the hidden foothold on P2 and found another one instead. But the step across is fine. Brilliant route and an experience that I wont forget!

with Will
Wilbur 05/May/07 AltLd O/S

Lead P2. What an immense climb. Worth all the hype..

with Iain
Hidden 29/Apr/07 AltLd β
Caralynh 29/Apr/07 AltLd β

Lizzie led first pitch (I don't like cracks!). I led second pitch with a bit of beta from mates standing below. Once I'd worked out the move across to the lip, and committed, I loved it.

bob3141 28/Apr/07 AltLd

Lead first pitch only.

with Oliver Mentz
Dunx 26/Apr/07 AltLd
with Adam
Adam Humphreys 25/Apr/07 AltLd
with Dunx
Fat Tim 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
dja 20/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

me pitch 1 mike pitch 2

Mike Hargreaves 20/Apr/07 AltLd

Awesome route!

with Dave Atkinson
Steerpike 17/Apr/07 2nd rpt
with Tommo
joe larner 13/Apr/07 Lead O/S
tatz45 12/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Keren Willcocks
ellentaylor 10/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 07/Apr/07 Lead β

Done previously, but on that occasion alternating the leads. This time led all of it. Didn't find it too hard, but made the mistake of trying to follow the line in the Rockfax book which goes up the crack after you traverse across - that line is pretty difficult! Ended up ascending the correct way up the slabs to the left.

with Weilin Wang
Mike W 04/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with steve
bigglesbutcha 01/Apr/07 2nd dnf

Fell off the second pitch, lowered through the holly bush. Prickly.

Hidden 01/Apr/07 Lead O/S
drop dead fred... ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
drop dead fred... ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/07 2nd rpt
alek 28/Mar/07 Lead O/S


Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead rpt
Shaw Brown 24/Mar/07 AltLd
with simon blythe
Rosie Henstock 24/Mar/07 2nd
jscoles 24/Mar/07 Lead O/S
with Jon Mason
davek 21/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Scary Move to downclimb then traverse. Very exciting though

with Shaun L
Hidden 14/Mar/07 AltLd RP
gb83 11/Mar/07 AltLd

i lead pitch 1. must do pitch 2. first big flake is getting wobbly... :-s

with m.sakano