24m.

Rockfax Description
24m. Boulder up into the hanging groove then mince rightwards awkwardly (especially if you're long-legged) to pass the nose and climb the excellent gradually-widening cracks above. © Rockfax

FA. Joe Brown, Don Whillans 1951

Ticklists

The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Roaches HVS Challenge, Joe Browns Shops 50th Anniversary Celebration Routes List, The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, To Goliath's Groove and beyond, Definitive *** Peak Grit, The List, Michelle's crack ticklist

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RETICENTFISH 22 Apr, 2007 Show βeta
βeta: Loved it! Did get a little minced, but thats part of the fun. Not the most elegant climbing Ive ever done though. If you enjoy a challange give it a go.
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βeta: Loved it! Did get a little minced, but thats part of the fun. Not the most elegant climbing Ive ever done though. If you enjoy a challange give it a go.
daveagriff 14 Jul, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: The upper crack was sweet.
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βeta: The upper crack was sweet.
nate 18 May, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Great climb, but more fun getting others to do it and then watching.
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βeta: Great climb, but more fun getting others to do it and then watching.
GrahamD 12 Jan, 2005 Show βeta
βeta: Possibly the hardest part is to avoid getting the ropes locked up higher up ! Excellent one to point the climbing wall merchants at.
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βeta: Possibly the hardest part is to avoid getting the ropes locked up higher up ! Excellent one to point the climbing wall merchants at.
Mick B 27 Dec, 2004 Show βeta
βeta: Horrible. Failed miserably.Possibly the only route i wish i`d never tried.
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βeta: Horrible. Failed miserably.Possibly the only route i wish i`d never tried.
Nick Smith - Climbers 12 Jun, 2003 Show βeta
βeta: Simply hideous! Even once you've 'minced' around the lip on the traverse, you are still faced with a slopey unprotected off-width and chimney above...
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βeta: Simply hideous! Even once you've 'minced' around the lip on the traverse, you are still faced with a slopey unprotected off-width and chimney above...
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Logged Ascents

User Date Style Notes & Partners
Matt2046 12 Oct Lead dog Got totally battered by this climb, everything hurt after, the off-width near the top proved to be a stopper for me, brought second up who flew up it no problem. Hardest HVS I’ve ever been on, superb well protected hard varied climbing. looking forward to getting back on this for clean ascent
Got totally battered by this climb, everything hurt after, the off-width near the top proved to be a stopper for me, brought second up who flew up it no problem. Hardest HVS I’ve ever been on, superb well protected hard varied climbing. looking forward to getting back on this for clean ascent
Hidden 23 Sep Lead dnf
Hidden 21 Sep 2nd O/S
Jay Black 20 Sep Lead dog Hardest HVS I have ever done. Good battle, I truly got minced with cuts and bruises a dozen. In some kind of sick twisted way i want to go back and get this route clean if i ever return.
with Amy Sneddon
Hardest HVS I have ever done. Good battle, I truly got minced with cuts and bruises a dozen. In some kind of sick twisted way i want to go back and get this route clean if i ever return.
with Amy Sneddon
takaczapka 15 Sep 2nd RP
with JerDon
with JerDon
Hidden 15 Sep Lead O/S
Hidden 12 Jul Lead O/S
outdoors.nick 12 Jul 2nd dog
jontydlh 4 Jul 2nd dog Got thoroughly minced by the offwidth
with Dan Chadfield
Got thoroughly minced by the offwidth
with Dan Chadfield
DMC 4 Jul Lead O/S This route has a bit of everything: boulder problem start, undercut traverse, jamming crack, offwidth, chimney. Brilliant!
with Jonty de la Harpe
This route has a bit of everything: boulder problem start, undercut traverse, jamming crack, offwidth, chimney. Brilliant!
with Jonty de la Harpe
Dr Toph 28 Jun Solo O/S
Hidden 27 Jun 2nd dnf
dom94 27 Jun Lead O/S Christ this is hard climbing for hvs, not sure height helps at all on the crux.
Christ this is hard climbing for hvs, not sure height helps at all on the crux.
Olliebradbury 26 Jun Lead O/S
with Trevor
with Trevor
Richard Hartfield 31 May 2nd dog
Hidden 31 May Lead rpt
Hidden 19 May 2nd rpt
JayAyBee 15 May Lead First tried years ago (optimistically aiming to do Smear Test) but had to rest. Went today but still a struggle, fantastic route.
with Dan
First tried years ago (optimistically aiming to do Smear Test) but had to rest. Went today but still a struggle, fantastic route.
with Dan
Hidden 12 May Lead rpt
rohanpawlowski 6 May Lead O/S
jamesrankin 6 May 2nd dog Got through crux and first crack but took a second attempt to get the past bigger second crack
Got through crux and first crack but took a second attempt to get the past bigger second crack
Droyd 30 Apr Lead O/S Delightful
Delightful
slab_happy 30 Apr 2nd dog Couple of falls.
with Droyd
Couple of falls.
with Droyd
damondavies 19 Apr Lead dog Awkward as fuck if you’re tall like me. Fell a couple of times attempting the roof traverse. Very bunched.
with nickb1
Awkward as fuck if you’re tall like me. Fell a couple of times attempting the roof traverse. Very bunched.
with nickb1
nickb1 19 Apr Lead O/S
lanky 13 Apr -
with Bubbles
with Bubbles
richsmithinbristol 9 Apr 2nd
pearson9596 9 Apr Lead O/S
Cheethamjd 7 Apr 2nd O/S
steveleahy 6 Apr Lead O/S
with George Hartley
with George Hartley
emilyhewison 1 Apr 2nd Ropes got caught in the crack going around the arete so I had to sit and swing on the ropes to dislodge them, convinced they were going to snap and kill me. Not exactly clean...
with Jwatson
Ropes got caught in the crack going around the arete so I had to sit and swing on the ropes to dislodge them, convinced they were going to snap and kill me. Not exactly clean...
with Jwatson
Jwatson 1 Apr Lead O/S
mattleepianist ?Apr 2nd Fun climb (as a second)! The jamming section on top is glorious.
Fun climb (as a second)! The jamming section on top is glorious.
hervenuttall ?Apr Lead O/S Wow, incredible varied climbing. I had never hand jammed before, so climbing the upper offwidths was hard and scary. Put lots of holes in my trousers
Wow, incredible varied climbing. I had never hand jammed before, so climbing the upper offwidths was hard and scary. Put lots of holes in my trousers
lucybradbury 31 Mar Lead O/S I got totally schooled in every crack size and it was great
with CRead
I got totally schooled in every crack size and it was great
with CRead
CRead 31 Mar 2nd
Teappleby 30 Mar 2nd rpt
DJP_123 30 Mar Lead O/S
with Will Keeley
with Will Keeley
Frank the Husky 29 Mar -
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Hidden 27 Mar -
Hidden 27 Mar -
Marti999 25 Mar Lead O/S
plant_based_tommo 24 Feb Lead O/S Fantastic varied climbing! Some tricky moves off the deck made me pay attention but then great gear eased my mind.
with Rob tree
Fantastic varied climbing! Some tricky moves off the deck made me pay attention but then great gear eased my mind.
with Rob tree
WillRhodes 15 Feb Lead O/S Classic ‘hvs’. The offwidth was tamed significantly by its chockstne, mind. Superb.
Classic ‘hvs’. The offwidth was tamed significantly by its chockstne, mind. Superb.
George Frisby 18 Nov, 2018 Lead rpt Didn't find getting round the lip too bad today, just kept shuffling the jams round. Struggled so much on the middle crack above though, was very jealous of Owen's butterfly jams, didn't think of doing that!
Didn't find getting round the lip too bad today, just kept shuffling the jams round. Struggled so much on the middle crack above though, was very jealous of Owen's butterfly jams, didn't think of doing that!
Owen Johnson 18 Nov, 2018 2nd O/S Deployed the butterfly jams at the slabby off width top, straight out of wild country crack school. Rope drag was awful for George, if I lead it I will drop a rope at the end of the traverse. Would be a hard route if you haven't watched every episode of wild country crack school.
Deployed the butterfly jams at the slabby off width top, straight out of wild country crack school. Rope drag was awful for George, if I lead it I will drop a rope at the end of the traverse. Would be a hard route if you haven't watched every episode of wild country crack school.
themattyshep 25 Sep, 2018 Lead β
with tghayne
with tghayne
Hidden 28 Aug, 2018 2nd β
jimlear 28 Aug, 2018 Lead β Been a good few years coming! Got on the lead after Jay’s mad whipper and sublimbing nut. Didn’t want to. Don’t layback the upper crack.
Been a good few years coming! Got on the lead after Jay’s mad whipper and sublimbing nut. Didn’t want to. Don’t layback the upper crack.
bradleyrichards93 2 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 7 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
matthewbpt 23 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S First HVS, hard and scary!
with Phil
First HVS, hard and scary!
with Phil
matt1024 17 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
with AlexCib
with AlexCib
Ellfen 17 Jun, 2018 2nd
with Joe
with Joe
AlexCib 17 Jun, 2018 2nd
rowland penty 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
countchalkula 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S
George Frisby 9 Jun, 2018 2nd rpt Me and Rowland left a red DMM cam towards the bottom of this route on Saturday. If you have this or saw it left still in there could you let either of us know, thanks. Cam has red tape on it.
Me and Rowland left a red DMM cam towards the bottom of this route on Saturday. If you have this or saw it left still in there could you let either of us know, thanks. Cam has red tape on it.
alice fuller ?Jun, 2018 Lead dog hard bold start..pleased to do that..failed trying to work out the moves around the nose..nearly did it really..but a rest and an extra cam boosted commitment. Offwidth finish was a struggle.. watching Simon do it later proved how I need to work on my footwork in cracks and use arm bars.. oh yum!
with Daniel
hard bold start..pleased to do that..failed trying to work out the moves around the nose..nearly did it really..but a rest and an extra cam boosted commitment. Offwidth finish was a struggle.. watching Simon do it later proved how I need to work on my footwork in cracks and use arm bars.. oh yum!
with Daniel
steve_gibbs 27 May, 2018 2nd O/S
WillAndrew 27 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Petar Samkov 26 May, 2018 Lead G/U Bloody awesome!!!!! VS :)
Bloody awesome!!!!! VS :)
Hidden 20 May, 2018 Lead O/S
treesrockice 15 May, 2018 Lead rpt retro flash, good thrutching
with German loui
retro flash, good thrutching
with German loui
richfitz 13 May, 2018 Lead dog
with Steve Garton
with Steve Garton
hfotheri 12 May, 2018 Lead dog
with simon
with simon
Q.Estelles 12 May, 2018 Lead rpt
pauldrew 8 May, 2018 2nd
with Bernhard Attlmayr
with Bernhard Attlmayr
Tilt 7 May, 2018 2nd
with LDJ
with LDJ
LDJ 7 May, 2018 Lead
with Tilt
with Tilt
WilliamRupp 21 Apr, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Apr, 2018 2nd dog
Sam Parker 26 Mar, 2018 Lead O/S
with Lewis
with Lewis
NickJH ??, 2018 -
Teappleby 1 Nov, 2017 Lead O/S Just the top half but have done bottom on smear test before. So done all the bits of it now.
Just the top half but have done bottom on smear test before. So done all the bits of it now.
Paul ablitt 4 Oct, 2017 Lead rpt
George_Surf 22 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Hard start, middle and end! Getting off the floor and across to the traverse was hard, jumped off twice. Moving around the nose was also hard with rounded wide crack. Next hand crack is alright but the offwidth above is hard (silver dragon) with a horrible exit. Slipped in a cow poop
Hard start, middle and end! Getting off the floor and across to the traverse was hard, jumped off twice. Moving around the nose was also hard with rounded wide crack. Next hand crack is alright but the offwidth above is hard (silver dragon) with a horrible exit. Slipped in a cow poop
rachelpearce01 22 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
DavidMcK 15 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S Right, I'm no a guidebook but surely this is E1? It's miles harder than any other HVS in the peak and harder than a lot of E1's too.
Right, I'm no a guidebook but surely this is E1? It's miles harder than any other HVS in the peak and harder than a lot of E1's too.
TheSingularity 15 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
Mihkel 4 Aug, 2017 2nd A fantastic pitch - a bouldery start, a bunched-up traverse and fun off-widthy climbing to finish. Packs it in for 20m of climbing!
with Jacob Phillips, Alex Pickard
A fantastic pitch - a bouldery start, a bunched-up traverse and fun off-widthy climbing to finish. Packs it in for 20m of climbing!
with Jacob Phillips, Alex Pickard
malone 14 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Appleby
with Appleby
Hidden 14 Jul, 2017 2nd
poeter210 1 Jul, 2017 Lead dog
with druss
with druss
Hidden 1 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
James Smith 27 May, 2017 2nd rpt
with Matt G
with Matt G
Ky 22 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Andi Turner
with Andi Turner
themattyshep 3 May, 2017 Lead dog Shit Show sums up the top cracks well. I cruised the bottom undercut and turning the corner lip was great
Shit Show sums up the top cracks well. I cruised the bottom undercut and turning the corner lip was great
keepguessing 1 May, 2017 Lead O/S
Chris Ebbutt 1 May, 2017 2nd dog
jake lee 28 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with hannah wright
with hannah wright
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Alex@home 22 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
with The Doctor
Jmpollard 13 Apr, 2017 Lead Putting this as lead no style. Got to the ledge, had a go at smear test, lobbed off, climbed back up to the ledge then finished the mincer. Really good climb!
Putting this as lead no style. Got to the ledge, had a go at smear test, lobbed off, climbed back up to the ledge then finished the mincer. Really good climb!
Hidden 13 Apr, 2017 2nd
James Smith 11 Apr, 2017 - Top crack the crux for me. Especially when I got my foot jammed against the rope..!
Top crack the crux for me. Especially when I got my foot jammed against the rope..!
Gympaul 9 Apr, 2017 Lead
with Dale
with Dale
AidanMorris 8 Apr, 2017 2nd dog
robgixer 8 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
Mike W 5 Apr, 2017 2nd rpt
Andrew Abraham 5 Apr, 2017 Lead rpt
with Mike W
with Mike W
Hidden 26 Mar, 2017 Lead dnf
Alex Hyde 26 Mar, 2017 2nd O/S Real beasting even seconding it
with Matt
Real beasting even seconding it
with Matt
mattlyons 26 Mar, 2017 Lead O/S
with Alex Hyde
with Alex Hyde
Hidden 5 Feb, 2017 2nd
Melonfly ?Jan, 2017 2nd O/S Wow... my first hand stack!
Wow... my first hand stack!
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
Steve Vincent 18 Nov, 2016 2nd
with Sean West
with Sean West
kingfionnbharr 7 Nov, 2016 Lead
Stroppy 6 Nov, 2016 Lead rpt Smear test was wet :(
with Luke Johnson
Smear test was wet :(
with Luke Johnson
Jonny Nick 23 Oct, 2016 Lead dog
ferdia 9 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
youwillfindjimbo 9 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 9 Oct, 2016 2nd
with ferdia
with ferdia
w-watson 8 Oct, 2016 Lead
Francois R 8 Oct, 2016 Lead Nice route
with Pok
Nice route
with Pok
Keith Swainson 8 Oct, 2016 Lead O/S Looks like the Back Bowden E1 The Arches, climbs much harder. Up there with the hardest I've had to think on HVS but a brilliant varied route, with some quality moves, steep learning curve on butterfly jams above the traverse for me, but there may well be other was.
with Georgie
Looks like the Back Bowden E1 The Arches, climbs much harder. Up there with the hardest I've had to think on HVS but a brilliant varied route, with some quality moves, steep learning curve on butterfly jams above the traverse for me, but there may well be other was.
with Georgie
Georgie25 8 Oct, 2016 2nd
Wizzy 2 Oct, 2016 2nd O/S Easily hard E1 5b
Easily hard E1 5b
M_Robinson 23 Sep, 2016 Lead dnf Ab-ed off the chock, I still can't jam
with Chi Cheng
Ab-ed off the chock, I still can't jam
with Chi Cheng
D.Russell 21 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 21 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
M60OON 19 Sep, 2016 2nd dog
Rob Gillespie 19 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S Proper HVS 5b, another brilliant brown & whillans route
with M60OON
Proper HVS 5b, another brilliant brown & whillans route
with M60OON
jimbonfire 11 Sep, 2016 Lead
with TT
with TT
Ky 31 Aug, 2016 2nd
Andrew Abraham 31 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt
Hidden 24 Aug, 2016 -
James rogers86 24 Aug, 2016 Lead Glad you get This as it spanked me a few years back.
Glad you get This as it spanked me a few years back.
PeteWilson 23 Aug, 2016 Lead class route. was very hot and greasy, as well as annoyingly wet on the crux!! knew about issues with ropework, and yet still chose ignorence. 1inch from topping out and my rope got too jammed and i couldnt move!
with Hillson
class route. was very hot and greasy, as well as annoyingly wet on the crux!! knew about issues with ropework, and yet still chose ignorence. 1inch from topping out and my rope got too jammed and i couldnt move!
with Hillson
Hillson 23 Aug, 2016 2nd
Dale Comley 7 Aug, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Ollie Torr
with Ollie Torr
idlefoddie 4 Jun, 2016 2nd dog a grim few moves around the arete, definitely not one that favors the tall.
a grim few moves around the arete, definitely not one that favors the tall.
adamre12 4 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Brutal but awesome!
Brutal but awesome!
Hidden 30 May, 2016 2nd RP
Sam Husband 28 May, 2016 2nd O/S A direct version after ed had too much disco leg to finnish smear test. Heinous thrutchy jamming though the roof (for the tall - some revenge for short climbers who have to watch us lank through most cruxes!)
with Stroppy
A direct version after ed had too much disco leg to finnish smear test. Heinous thrutchy jamming though the roof (for the tall - some revenge for short climbers who have to watch us lank through most cruxes!)
with Stroppy
MD 15 May, 2016 Lead O/S Minced across the traverse then was minced back by the crack. The start is quite bold.
Minced across the traverse then was minced back by the crack. The start is quite bold.
Happy Wanderer 15 May, 2016 2nd dog
with MD
with MD
mrteale 3 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S Decided to 'warm up' on this nice looking crack. Got thoroughly minced. Teaches me for not looking at who the first ascensionists are before setting off!
with DanOsb
Decided to 'warm up' on this nice looking crack. Got thoroughly minced. Teaches me for not looking at who the first ascensionists are before setting off!
with DanOsb
DanOsb 3 Apr, 2016 2nd Bleedin 'ard work for a warm up. The top cracks were pretty amazing though.
with mrteale
Bleedin 'ard work for a warm up. The top cracks were pretty amazing though.
with mrteale
Robb Bert 13 Mar, 2016 -
JendeHoxar 13 Mar, 2016 2nd O/S
with Robb
with Robb
admackie 27 Feb, 2016 Lead
Andy Peak 1 27 Feb, 2016 2nd Ha ha just plain hard!
Ha ha just plain hard!
Bristoldave 1 Jan, 2016 Lead rpt
with Gerald
with Gerald
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
TDSvejstrup 17 Oct, 2015 2nd
with zcsharp
with zcsharp
zcsharp 17 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Oct, 2015 2nd dog
bummingham 4 Oct, 2015 2nd dnf Got 1 meter off the floor. Massive waste of 3 hours.
with Pierce Ferris
Got 1 meter off the floor. Massive waste of 3 hours.
with Pierce Ferris
smallerrich 3 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S Steve got minced, hahaha
with steveE9
Steve got minced, hahaha
with steveE9
Hidden 1 Oct, 2015 AltLd
xiangoh 13 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
will9911 18 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Absolutely desperate! Hard move lower down , stupidly high feet with your head in the roof when you're 6'2' but the hard parts higher up. Maybe 5b lower and 5c higher
with Tony Madden
Absolutely desperate! Hard move lower down , stupidly high feet with your head in the roof when you're 6'2' but the hard parts higher up. Maybe 5b lower and 5c higher
with Tony Madden
dswansonlow 9 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S
with Lisa
with Lisa
Stroppy 8 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S Have done the roof before on Smear Test but very much enjoyed the cracks. Another infamous Roaches route that lives up to its reputation
Have done the roof before on Smear Test but very much enjoyed the cracks. Another infamous Roaches route that lives up to its reputation
Jake Young 8 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S having previously done the crux as part of smear teast.
having previously done the crux as part of smear teast.
mikespooner 8 Aug, 2015 Lead O/S Fantastic route, terrible rope work on my part!
with Stroppy
Fantastic route, terrible rope work on my part!
with Stroppy
Louishmouis 31 Jul, 2015 2nd
with Dad
with Dad
noemie5438 18 Jul, 2015 2nd
with AmyG
with AmyG
AmyG 18 Jul, 2015 Lead Hard
Hard
Hidden 5 Jul, 2015 Lead dog
mapperley samurai 24 Jun, 2015 2nd
with Matt Jaggers
with Matt Jaggers
Flavio 7 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Roaches HVS Challenge #9
Roaches HVS Challenge #9
Hidden 7 Jun, 2015 2nd
bigdrew 6 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dunc Frish
with Dunc Frish
James Oakes 26 May, 2015 2nd O/S
Ram MkiV 26 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with noaks
with noaks
Hidden 26 Apr, 2015 Lead
robertmichaellovell 26 Apr, 2015 2nd perfect breakfast warm up route
with Tim
perfect breakfast warm up route
with Tim
Hidden 18 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
The Grist 18 Apr, 2015 Lead O/S
pietrod ?Apr, 2015 -
Andy Peak 1 25 Mar, 2015 2nd That starting move with no gear in was spicey
That starting move with no gear in was spicey
John Higgs 21 Mar, 2015 Lead dnf
Tom McCabe 7 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S Hard getting off the ground. Very good route, take care with cams in the upper cracks. Finished right.
with JRJones
Hard getting off the ground. Very good route, take care with cams in the upper cracks. Finished right.
with JRJones
JRJones 7 Mar, 2015 2nd O/S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2015 -
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing ??, 2015 -
Hidden ??, 2015 -
thomas108 ??, 2015 Lead G/U
shaunhumphreys 28 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S pretty hard! couldnt commit to the top offwidth without a biger cam so pitched it at the ledge so ben could come up and smash it!
pretty hard! couldnt commit to the top offwidth without a biger cam so pitched it at the ledge so ben could come up and smash it!
benkelsey 28 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S Seconded Shaun up to ledge then finished the offwidth at the top. good effort on the traverse, felt pretty goey
Seconded Shaun up to ledge then finished the offwidth at the top. good effort on the traverse, felt pretty goey
jamesgodwin64 12 Oct, 2014 2nd rpt loved this route still hard trying to get around the corner but BE WARNED don't put gear in the crack after the layback crack, you either loose something or get the rope stuck on the gear.
with John Cooper
loved this route still hard trying to get around the corner but BE WARNED don't put gear in the crack after the layback crack, you either loose something or get the rope stuck on the gear.
with John Cooper
Rafal Malczyk 28 Sep, 2014 Lead dnf Very hard start - I fell off while trying to place 1st bit of gear. Luckily no injuries thanks to Ian's good spotting.
with Ian Pegg
Very hard start - I fell off while trying to place 1st bit of gear. Luckily no injuries thanks to Ian's good spotting.
with Ian Pegg
Hidden 15 Sep, 2014 Solo β
Andy Smallwood 15 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
NickNixon 15 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
nepsoi999 14 Sep, 2014 2nd rpt
Hidden 31 Aug, 2014 2nd dog
Jim Slater 31 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Happy to get the onsight, being 6 2 was a bit scrunched up on the traverse!
Happy to get the onsight, being 6 2 was a bit scrunched up on the traverse!
Brannock 3 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
soph 23 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
with Lindy Smith
Nick Russell 21 Jul, 2014 Lead rpt 18/31. I'd forgotten about the fist crack section. Gnarly.
18/31. I'd forgotten about the fist crack section. Gnarly.
Alex Winter 21 Jul, 2014 2nd rpt 18 on Staffordshire nose.
with Nick
18 on Staffordshire nose.
with Nick
Hidden 11 Jul, 2014 Lead
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 11 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S pleased to not get minced
with Roisin
pleased to not get minced
with Roisin
dan gibson 29 Jun, 2014 -
Hidden 29 Jun, 2014 2nd rpt
Jack93 21 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Was going well untill I got to the last ledge and my ropes somehow got tangled up in one of my cams and stuck! Had to untie and solo the last little bit...
Was going well untill I got to the last ledge and my ropes somehow got tangled up in one of my cams and stuck! Had to untie and solo the last little bit...
ASchwirtz 21 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S Rapidly lowed myself back onto ledge and shouted take, buy did not fall onto rope...... clean or not clean?? This climb is a proper fight!
Rapidly lowed myself back onto ledge and shouted take, buy did not fall onto rope...... clean or not clean?? This climb is a proper fight!
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 2nd dog
Mark Warnett ?Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
morganator 26 May, 2014 2nd O/S
with soph
with soph
soph 26 May, 2014 Lead
Sam Watson 24 May, 2014 Lead dnf Fell trying to exit the traverse and then the rain set in. Will return. Awesome climb.
with Angel Lago Rodriguez
Fell trying to exit the traverse and then the rain set in. Will return. Awesome climb.
with Angel Lago Rodriguez
Hidden 14 May, 2014 Lead β
David Sherratt 3 May, 2014 Lead
Hidden 3 May, 2014 2nd
Hidden 13 Apr, 2014 Lead
treesrockice 12 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
MSchobitz 29 Mar, 2014 Lead β Pretty powerful moves through the roof and then a gnarly offwidth bit at the top
Pretty powerful moves through the roof and then a gnarly offwidth bit at the top
Tophe 29 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with Ben Ochner
with Ben Ochner
Matt Cooke 8 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
John H Bull (tcfka Bullybones) 26 Feb, 2014 -
eduardo ??, 2014 AltLd O/S Ca 2005.
with mikeski
Ca 2005.
with mikeski
mikeski ??, 2014 AltLd
with eduardo
with eduardo
jimxxx ??, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Jonathan Hall 4 Nov, 2013 2nd Bleeping tough for all but the best offwidthers I fancy.
Bleeping tough for all but the best offwidthers I fancy.
disturbed_one51 4 Nov, 2013 Lead
mat cooper 6 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
GeneralFifi 29 Sep, 2013 Lead dnf
with mop449
with mop449
mop449 29 Sep, 2013 Lead RP Rested on the gear first time, figured out the crux on the second attempt.
Rested on the gear first time, figured out the crux on the second attempt.
perrys 27 Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
masa-alpin 27 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Fantastic climbing!
with perrys
Fantastic climbing!
with perrys
Kirill 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with EeFu
with EeFu
EeFu 14 Sep, 2013 2nd dog
with Kirill
with Kirill
Guy Bennell ?Aug, 2013 2nd
Hidden 24 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
andi turner 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
with pete bridgwood
Hidden ?Jul, 2013 2nd
Malcolm Bass 30 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with Andy Brown
with Andy Brown
debsb 30 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with Sion Roberts
with Sion Roberts
adrianj 29 Jun, 2013 2nd
hellboundblr 29 Jun, 2013 Lead Start of traverse a bit delicate. Then pleasant to the end of traverse where I got a half knee bar, which I held for ages, whilst placing a blind cam and trying to pluck up courage to move round and stand up. Once stood up, pulled bit of slack through to stop rope getting caught in cracks. Climbed first crack okay via layback. Feeling little smug having got so far without a scratch. Then got totally shredded on next proper crack as I squirmed and humped my way up through the rounded exit.
with Adrian Jones
Start of traverse a bit delicate. Then pleasant to the end of traverse where I got a half knee bar, which I held for ages, whilst placing a blind cam and trying to pluck up courage to move round and stand up. Once stood up, pulled bit of slack through to stop rope getting caught in cracks. Climbed first crack okay via layback. Feeling little smug having got so far without a scratch. Then got totally shredded on next proper crack as I squirmed and humped my way up through the rounded exit.
with Adrian Jones
Hidden 25 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Chriswallis2 16 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with annaEM
with annaEM
TRFrost 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
with D. Gledson
with D. Gledson
David_Gledson 9 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S
with TRFrost
with TRFrost
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 6 Jun, 2013 Lead rpt
Andy Peak 1 22 May, 2013 - Harder than crack of gloom! But sweet
Harder than crack of gloom! But sweet
phil64 17 May, 2013 Lead rpt takes no prisoners,,,,,,awesome
takes no prisoners,,,,,,awesome
Steve Vincent 15 May, 2013 2nd
Snowbones 5 May, 2013 2nd β
Caspian Johnson 5 May, 2013 Lead β recruited to regain gear after a friend decked out from the lip
recruited to regain gear after a friend decked out from the lip
Hidden 2 May, 2013 2nd O/S
monsteratt 27 Apr, 2013 Lead rpt Horribly brilliant! A lesson in not forgetting how hard climbs are that you've done already.
with Toby
Horribly brilliant! A lesson in not forgetting how hard climbs are that you've done already.
with Toby
Hidden 26 Apr, 2013 Lead RP
Hidden 7 Apr, 2013 Lead rpt
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
debsb 4 Apr, 2013 2nd
Hannes B 4 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
with debsb
with debsb
dr_botnik 29 Mar, 2013 Lead RP just did it for the mint top cracks which were as good as they looked. tough start and overhang.
just did it for the mint top cracks which were as good as they looked. tough start and overhang.
j.buckley87 2 Mar, 2013 2nd dog
saffy ??, 2013 -
pete87abs 18 Nov, 2012 Lead O/S
with DJayB
with DJayB
will randall 18 Nov, 2012 Lead RP
with sarah
with sarah
Hidden 18 Nov, 2012 2nd O/S
mark s 27 Oct, 2012 Lead ive done easier e5's
with andi t
ive done easier e5's
with andi t
JBO 22 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S This is the kind of HVS that's actually too hard for E1, so they just leave it at HVS so people know they're in for a battle... found the traverse tough but straightforward, but I very nearly ran out of willpower on the offwidth, after a lot of thrutching!
This is the kind of HVS that's actually too hard for E1, so they just leave it at HVS so people know they're in for a battle... found the traverse tough but straightforward, but I very nearly ran out of willpower on the offwidth, after a lot of thrutching!
centurion05 15 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with Ian Llewellyn
with Ian Llewellyn
Hidden 1 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
Fergus Cuthill 10 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 10 Aug, 2012 Lead rpt
Hidden 4 Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
Jack.H.92 2 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
with Tom Jagger
with Tom Jagger
nepsoi999 31 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
with sophie
with sophie
Rachel Slater 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd Lead up to the offwidth no problem. Offwidth was then a nightmare so belayed Olli up, he brought trainers with him and put them on for the offwidth and cruised it.
with Olli-C
Lead up to the offwidth no problem. Offwidth was then a nightmare so belayed Olli up, he brought trainers with him and put them on for the offwidth and cruised it.
with Olli-C
Olli-C 28 Jul, 2012 AltLd dog Interesting climb. Rachel cruised around to the ledge but struggled with the off width at the top, she made a belay and I brought trainers up, with a big struggle around the end of the undercuts. I struggled up the crack in approach shoes and by yanking on the rope.
Interesting climb. Rachel cruised around to the ledge but struggled with the off width at the top, she made a belay and I brought trainers up, with a big struggle around the end of the undercuts. I struggled up the crack in approach shoes and by yanking on the rope.
demarcation86 27 Jul, 2012 Lead dnf
Anthony Dixon 22 Jul, 2012 Lead
WillDoyle 11 Jul, 2012 Lead dnf
whitehouse_rhys 8 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S really nice just wish id lead it now
with BRoe
really nice just wish id lead it now
with BRoe
BRoe 8 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S 3*
3*
tsl42 ?Jul, 2012 2nd dnf
with Andy
with Andy
deacondeacon 25 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2012 2nd O/S
steve2006 26 May, 2012 Lead rpt First attempt I fell twice at the nose. I got a cut from a friend in the face. The next day I just used an arm/fist jam,its a tricky climb. I later got the ropes jamed in the crack! Although I lead it clean,I was not elegant or in control, I think the Mincer got the better of me.
First attempt I fell twice at the nose. I got a cut from a friend in the face. The next day I just used an arm/fist jam,its a tricky climb. I later got the ropes jamed in the crack! Although I lead it clean,I was not elegant or in control, I think the Mincer got the better of me.
Aufton 26 May, 2012 Lead rpt
with Mike Rigby
with Mike Rigby
Nick Russell 26 May, 2012 Lead O/S Really enjoyable climbing in the cracks at the top. And fun at the bottom too - 3*
with SJS
Really enjoyable climbing in the cracks at the top. And fun at the bottom too - 3*
with SJS
mattshort 12 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Alan100
with Alan100
Alan100 12 May, 2012 Lead Fantastic route. Crux corner was interesting to work out with great protection. Didn't realise how much more climbing there would be afterwards tho. Loved the widening cracks - great fun even tho i lost a bit of skin.
Fantastic route. Crux corner was interesting to work out with great protection. Didn't realise how much more climbing there would be afterwards tho. Loved the widening cracks - great fun even tho i lost a bit of skin.
Dibdawg 12 May, 2012 Lead O/S Wot a great HVS... loads of staged battles.
with Dean177
Wot a great HVS... loads of staged battles.
with Dean177
Dean177 12 May, 2012 2nd O/S
with Dibdawg
with Dibdawg
climbinmunkey 5 May, 2012 Lead dog Clean up to the top of the final crack then popped trying over the rounded finish. Was a bit slippery after the hail but fear my technique was the real problem. Unfortunately I crashed onto the ledge below and did some very loud swearing! Apologies to anyone present. Fell twice more before success; now itching to get back. Such a great climb.
Clean up to the top of the final crack then popped trying over the rounded finish. Was a bit slippery after the hail but fear my technique was the real problem. Unfortunately I crashed onto the ledge below and did some very loud swearing! Apologies to anyone present. Fell twice more before success; now itching to get back. Such a great climb.
helenstuart 5 May, 2012 2nd dnf Failed to mince!
Failed to mince!
lukehodson 5 May, 2012 Lead rpt Same as last time, was intending to do smear test but pussied out...
Same as last time, was intending to do smear test but pussied out...
davespider ?May, 2012 AltLd O/S
with mickey seule, jules mckim
with mickey seule, jules mckim
tgeh 15 Apr, 2012 2nd rpt classic
with dan geh
classic
with dan geh
Dan Geh 15 Apr, 2012 Lead rpt got to be one of my favourite climbs
with tgeh
got to be one of my favourite climbs
with tgeh
tgeh 25 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S really good, easier than matinee
with Roxy, dan geh
really good, easier than matinee
with Roxy, dan geh
Chris Sansum 25 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S Great route! Undercut crack under roof was a bit damp and slopey at the start, but loved the whole route. Going to be back to lead it.
with Ramsey Villanueva
Great route! Undercut crack under roof was a bit damp and slopey at the start, but loved the whole route. Going to be back to lead it.
with Ramsey Villanueva
Dan Geh 25 Mar, 2012 Lead dog Got minced! fell at nose as couldn't find the side-pull the first time. Absolutely loved the jamming crack and off-width at the top. Can't wait to get back on it.
with Roxy, tgeh
Got minced! fell at nose as couldn't find the side-pull the first time. Absolutely loved the jamming crack and off-width at the top. Can't wait to get back on it.
with Roxy, tgeh
Hidden 26 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
Will Hunt 26 Feb, 2012 2nd dog All went well till the final offwidth.
with Jamie Sparkes
All went well till the final offwidth.
with Jamie Sparkes
Hidden 19 Feb, 2012 2nd
Hidden ??, 2012 Lead
abtibbs ??, 2012 2nd dog
with Al
with Al
nbotting ??, 2012 -
PAJames ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
nickmattia 30 Nov, 2011 Lead
with Ben Rouse
with Ben Rouse
Hidden 27 Nov, 2011 Lead dnf
cat22 5 Nov, 2011 2nd
Mr. K 22 Oct, 2011 Lead dnf Took a few attempts to work out the a non-fally offy sequence for the start, only to be shut down trying to monkey out to the bulge. Being tall a definite disadvantage!
with Nicola Holbrook, Barra
Took a few attempts to work out the a non-fally offy sequence for the start, only to be shut down trying to monkey out to the bulge. Being tall a definite disadvantage!
with Nicola Holbrook, Barra
lost.arrow 16 Oct, 2011 -
with Stu Sherwood
with Stu Sherwood
jiles 30 Sep, 2011 Lead
Alex Winter 30 Sep, 2011 2nd β Looks horribly awkward, but actually climbs nicely ... apart from the pull around the bulge.
with jiles
Looks horribly awkward, but actually climbs nicely ... apart from the pull around the bulge.
with jiles
Andrew Barker 26 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S
johnnyboulton 31 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Simon Hills
with Simon Hills
Skell 23 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
with Jules
with Jules
Hidden 20 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S
Dave Foster 20 Aug, 2011 Lead β On Si's gear. Lovely gritstone battle. Hardest part's getting around the nose which felt tough at HVS.
with Si 2
On Si's gear. Lovely gritstone battle. Hardest part's getting around the nose which felt tough at HVS.
with Si 2
marcduhig 7 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf Did the hard bit but didn't like the top.
Did the hard bit but didn't like the top.
Martin Davies 2 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf Shocking attempt! Rested on gear at the 'mincing' bit after missing crucial side pull. Then managed the first jamming section of three but the second looked horrendous! Gave a go but decided to call it a day. Can't jam! Hard for the tall (I'm 6'2"...) - that's my excuse!
with Tim Rogers
Shocking attempt! Rested on gear at the 'mincing' bit after missing crucial side pull. Then managed the first jamming section of three but the second looked horrendous! Gave a go but decided to call it a day. Can't jam! Hard for the tall (I'm 6'2"...) - that's my excuse!
with Tim Rogers
robman 30 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 26 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Mitch1990 26 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S Great route, bold start, secret jamming/crimp hold as you pull around over and out of the roof. First crack scary jamming last crack nice laybacking followed by more jamming. What a route
Great route, bold start, secret jamming/crimp hold as you pull around over and out of the roof. First crack scary jamming last crack nice laybacking followed by more jamming. What a route
williamsd79 3 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
with Lee Wales
with Lee Wales
darlolad ?Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
CRiddiford 11 Jun, 2011 2nd
BeccaSnowden 11 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S Start was very bold and quite hard. Loved the sideways undercutting moves! Started raining so the top wide crack was a bit of a slippery struggle! Very pleased to get it.
Start was very bold and quite hard. Loved the sideways undercutting moves! Started raining so the top wide crack was a bit of a slippery struggle! Very pleased to get it.
richardr 7 Jun, 2011 Lead β As far as Smear test ledge.
As far as Smear test ledge.
TerryLines 6 Jun, 2011 Lead
pipof747 5 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
Phil PBC ?Jun, 2011 AltLd
with henry castle
with henry castle
mcglenr25 25 Apr, 2011 2nd dnf Great route, very pumpy and awkward though, just couldn't pull past the nose :( Next time!
with MarkRoe
Great route, very pumpy and awkward though, just couldn't pull past the nose :( Next time!
with MarkRoe
MarkRoe 25 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S The Crux is brilliant and desperate fun! I was very pleased for the chockstone in the second top jamming crack as fist jams arn't my forte.
The Crux is brilliant and desperate fun! I was very pleased for the chockstone in the second top jamming crack as fist jams arn't my forte.
sam corbett 23 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Horrific rope drag at the top crack made for scary times, never had to will my way up a route quite like this before!
with Alistair Corbett
Horrific rope drag at the top crack made for scary times, never had to will my way up a route quite like this before!
with Alistair Corbett
Alistair Corbett 23 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S great until the tope crack, The names very fitting!
with ben peake, sam corbett
great until the tope crack, The names very fitting!
with ben peake, sam corbett
pldarch 17 Apr, 2011 2nd dog
sambosanquet101 17 Apr, 2011 Lead
with pldarch
with pldarch
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
sara n 9 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S Horrid start!
with Neal Jobling
Horrid start!
with Neal Jobling
JRae 19 Mar, 2011 AltLd dnf Close. I'll be back!
Close. I'll be back!
chrism225 19 Mar, 2011 Lead rpt Epic... got scared came down, jonny got to the end of traverese, came down. I went back up with the first clip clipped, did traverse almost fell off, hand fell on crimp which saved me. On the jamming cracks, one of my double ropes got jammed so had to untie halfway through the jam!
with JRae
Epic... got scared came down, jonny got to the end of traverese, came down. I went back up with the first clip clipped, did traverse almost fell off, hand fell on crimp which saved me. On the jamming cracks, one of my double ropes got jammed so had to untie halfway through the jam!
with JRae
Hidden ??, 2011 -
chris fox ??, 2011 2nd β
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 Lead O/S
HowieB ??, 2011 2nd
ndraper1 ??, 2011 Lead dnf A burly climb that my guns couldn't muster enough strength to finish the final off width(might have hit the ledge a few times). A revisit in a pair of tough jeans is a must for me to be happy in life.
A burly climb that my guns couldn't muster enough strength to finish the final off width(might have hit the ledge a few times). A revisit in a pair of tough jeans is a must for me to be happy in life.
Hidden ??, 2011 2nd dog
John Mckeating ??, 2011 -
TheKing 25 Oct, 2010 2nd should have lead this!
should have lead this!
GF 17 Oct, 2010 2nd
Rick Ashton 9 Oct, 2010 Lead dnf
with andy gibb
with andy gibb
Hidden 2 Oct, 2010 Lead O/S
_m.cox_ ?Oct, 2010 2nd β
with westyb3
with westyb3
Chi Cheng 16 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S Bottom 3/4 were amazing. top Off width (for me) crack was awful.
Bottom 3/4 were amazing. top Off width (for me) crack was awful.
dprctr 9 Sep, 2010 2nd dog Seconded after attempting a lead, perverse and painful, didnt understand how climb the last two cracks. Tough but reasonably safe.
with Alex Blaza
Seconded after attempting a lead, perverse and painful, didnt understand how climb the last two cracks. Tough but reasonably safe.
with Alex Blaza
Hidden 11 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
DaNo123 10 Jul, 2010 2nd dnf
with martin
with martin
Hidden 25 Jun, 2010 2nd
miro 14 Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
i_a_coops ?Jun, 2010 Lead O/S
tomB 22 May, 2010 2nd O/S
with Tim Griffin
with Tim Griffin
Graeme Hammond 15 May, 2010 Lead O/S Wicked end to the day, wanted to do this for ages :D Somehow got one rope suck behind a cam just before the off width crack but luckily being on the big ledge I untied and abandoned it no hassle.
with rich_hw
Wicked end to the day, wanted to do this for ages :D Somehow got one rope suck behind a cam just before the off width crack but luckily being on the big ledge I untied and abandoned it no hassle.
with rich_hw
Garron 15 May, 2010 Lead O/S
John Pickles 7 May, 2010 2nd
with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson
with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson
lukehodson 2 May, 2010 Lead O/S Direct start - was aiming to do smear test but bottled it, so finished up the mincer
Direct start - was aiming to do smear test but bottled it, so finished up the mincer
ig248 1 May, 2010 Lead dog
with Kane
with Kane
Hidden 24 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
DafSWMC 24 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
with gejones
with gejones
gejones 24 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S Classic gritstone, fabulous.
with DafSWMC, Sean
Classic gritstone, fabulous.
with DafSWMC, Sean
Hidden 13 Apr, 2010 2nd
jkarran 4 Apr, 2010 2nd dog Cocked up the traverse, fell below the roof. Annoying and painful
Cocked up the traverse, fell below the roof. Annoying and painful
mattyork2 4 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
with jkarran
with jkarran
CMoore 14 Mar, 2010 2nd
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
clair.fowler ??, 2010 2nd
keith leonard ??, 2010 Lead
Ebarnes ??, 2010 -
Drew M ??, 2010 Lead
katyvose1 ??, 2010 -
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Phil PBC ??, 2010 -
Ken Taylor ??, 2010 -
Hidden 30 Oct, 2009 Lead
Jack Loftus 30 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
belay bunny turned bad 17 Oct, 2009 2nd O/S
with loundsy
with loundsy
Hidden 17 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
PeteH 16 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with pdufus
with pdufus
joese7en ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
esther ?Sep, 2009 2nd
flyboy86 29 Aug, 2009 Lead
with Nick Kennedy
with Nick Kennedy
Hidden 15 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
vanderz 7 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
Stuart Wildman 2 Aug, 2009 Lead dog The Mincer is a good name for it. Struggled round the corner, then removed skin from both hands and arms. My advice layback up the upper crack, but don't be too shy to wedge a foot in the crack as it starts to curve over...
with Jon Tan
The Mincer is a good name for it. Struggled round the corner, then removed skin from both hands and arms. My advice layback up the upper crack, but don't be too shy to wedge a foot in the crack as it starts to curve over...
with Jon Tan
steveb2006 3 Jun, 2009 Lead After failing on Smear Test yet again
After failing on Smear Test yet again
willoates ?Jun, 2009 Lead dog fell a few times bulling round from the overhang
fell a few times bulling round from the overhang
monsteratt 31 May, 2009 2nd O/S
with Andy Abe and & Co
with Andy Abe and & Co
nickwhimster 31 May, 2009 Lead dog fell off going round corner, did it second time
with monty
fell off going round corner, did it second time
with monty
Hidden 30 May, 2009 2nd
Ian Andrews 9 May, 2009 2nd
Glyn Davidson 9 May, 2009 Lead dog I found this route bloody hard! A great demonstration of the fact that I need to practice jamming. I got up it somehow but any style was left on the ground. I got to the top saying to myself, "That was horrible, but bloody fantastic". It was great fun to come face to face with a problem and just have no idea as to how to overcome it.
I found this route bloody hard! A great demonstration of the fact that I need to practice jamming. I got up it somehow but any style was left on the ground. I got to the top saying to myself, "That was horrible, but bloody fantastic". It was great fun to come face to face with a problem and just have no idea as to how to overcome it.
Elsier 2 May, 2009 2nd
with Ian, Stuart
with Ian, Stuart
mic_b 19 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
Si dH 18 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S Hard work!
with Neil Furniss
Hard work!
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 18 Apr, 2009 2nd rpt
adrianjenner 18 Apr, 2009 Lead Attempted Smear Test but backed off due to lack of testicles
Attempted Smear Test but backed off due to lack of testicles
Steerpike 14 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
with Huw Tom
with Huw Tom
Hidden 12 Apr, 2009 Lead O/S
dan gibson 12 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt
NDD 4 Apr, 2009 Lead
thomasadixon 29 Mar, 2009 2nd O/S Absolutely brilliant route.
Absolutely brilliant route.
Reaver2k 29 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
EmmanuelF 22 Mar, 2009 2nd rpt mincing
with arnaud
mincing
with arnaud
keith leonard ??, 2009 Lead dnf
Lunar25 ??, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rich Till
with Rich Till
Andrew Abraham ??, 2009 2nd O/S Nick Whimster led it, a good one to get in a fight with!
Nick Whimster led it, a good one to get in a fight with!
benkelsey ??, 2009 2nd dnf problem with rope work
with remus
problem with rope work
with remus
sgl0jd ??, 2009 -
barni 1 Dec, 2008 2nd rpt
with Phill dowthwaite
with Phill dowthwaite
tumbling wizard ?Nov, 2008 -
Hidden 6 Oct, 2008 2nd
PennyL 28 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S Brilliant. Loved it.
with Heather Swift
Brilliant. Loved it.
with Heather Swift
mel holmes 14 Sep, 2008 2nd
Bristoldave 30 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Jonathan
with Jonathan
pottsworth 24 Aug, 2008 2nd Foot poped as I was rounding the bulge, so had to get the prussiks out to get back on. Interesting route, fairly full on
with Jonny
Foot poped as I was rounding the bulge, so had to get the prussiks out to get back on. Interesting route, fairly full on
with Jonny
Hidden 10 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
highclimber ?Aug, 2008 -
dannyboy83 12 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
Smudge03 1 Jul, 2008 Lead Went past the crux with no problems, fell twice from the second crack above.
with Carl Schnabel
Went past the crux with no problems, fell twice from the second crack above.
with Carl Schnabel
jamesgodwin64 ?Jul, 2008 Lead dnf freaked out on the second trav. overhang and didnt finish
freaked out on the second trav. overhang and didnt finish
Ian Broome 28 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S hard off width cracks at the top.
hard off width cracks at the top.
Chad123 15 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S Bit of a two day, siege tactic epic! Emily tried it lots of times before I went up and put in the first gear for her. She then grovelled up most of it, before belaying below the off width at the top, which I enjoyed leading. Overall pretty full value for HVS - a new UK's toughest I reckon!
with Emily
Bit of a two day, siege tactic epic! Emily tried it lots of times before I went up and put in the first gear for her. She then grovelled up most of it, before belaying below the off width at the top, which I enjoyed leading. Overall pretty full value for HVS - a new UK's toughest I reckon!
with Emily
Phil Jennings 14 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with kareylarey, Outdoor ED
with kareylarey, Outdoor ED
The Bad Cough 7 Jun, 2008 2nd O/S
with Lee Bonner
with Lee Bonner
DanT 7 Jun, 2008 2nd dnf
with steveP
with steveP
steveP 7 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S Difficult start. The undercling wasn't too bad but it's tricky getting up and established in the off-width crack. Not for those with long legs.
with Dan Towns
Difficult start. The undercling wasn't too bad but it's tricky getting up and established in the off-width crack. Not for those with long legs.
with Dan Towns
Mike W ?Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S
Shaw Brown 16 Feb, 2008 Lead O/S Hardest HVS I ever managed to get up! Good retrospective fun.
with net
Hardest HVS I ever managed to get up! Good retrospective fun.
with net
Hidden ??, 2008 -
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
Hidden ??, 2008 -
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
The old James turnbull ??, 2008 Lead
kingholmesy ??, 2008 2nd O/S
with Brian
with Brian
daveagriff ??, 2008 Lead
dycotiles 4 Nov, 2007 Lead β Nice. A bit of an airy start. HVS 5b spot on grade. The 5b is for the bouldery start only though. The moves around the corner are awkward, probably easier wihtout a helmet!
with Alex
Nice. A bit of an airy start. HVS 5b spot on grade. The 5b is for the bouldery start only though. The moves around the corner are awkward, probably easier wihtout a helmet!
with Alex
Hidden 3 Nov, 2007 Lead dnf
Lawrence Eccles ?Oct, 2007 2nd O/S
with A. Crook
with A. Crook
Sarahcrowsley ?Oct, 2007 2nd
mark s 29 Sep, 2007 Lead
with andi t
with andi t
Smudge03 13 Sep, 2007 Lead dnf Fell from the crux
Fell from the crux
djking1983 13 Sep, 2007 Lead dnf
tonanf 1 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
with burt
with burt
jonnyboy 22 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with jscoles
with jscoles
Hidden 12 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
jchenoweth 4 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
with Dunc
with Dunc
Geras 29 Jul, 2007 2nd found this difficult to get of the ground to start. POT lead, after kai backed off and I initial failed the first moves. On 2nd found the squence and climbed it clean, liked the traverse out, best done as an undercling.
with Paul O-T
found this difficult to get of the ground to start. POT lead, after kai backed off and I initial failed the first moves. On 2nd found the squence and climbed it clean, liked the traverse out, best done as an undercling.
with Paul O-T
psychicbread 12 Jun, 2007 2nd dog
with Max and Paul
with Max and Paul
PTatts 3 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S
AngelaC 6 May, 2007 2nd
with dpc
with dpc
Hidden 29 Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
deanroberts 28 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S nice pumpy route..... i barn-doored round the corner, and the jamming up from there is just exhilarating!
nice pumpy route..... i barn-doored round the corner, and the jamming up from there is just exhilarating!
Hidden 21 Apr, 2007 Lead
Hidden 13 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
RETICENTFISH 6 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Fantastic fun really enjoyed it,Got well minced!! Dont wear shorts
with pete miles
Fantastic fun really enjoyed it,Got well minced!! Dont wear shorts
with pete miles
Alex Mason 6 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S Same experience as nick smith. desparate. E1 in anyones book. had a look at smear test unfortunately failed.
Same experience as nick smith. desparate. E1 in anyones book. had a look at smear test unfortunately failed.
Steve Waters, Mynydd 1 Apr, 2007 2nd dnf Made it to the corner, but couldn't get enough purchase with the feet to push round and up!
with Martin Kocsis
Made it to the corner, but couldn't get enough purchase with the feet to push round and up!
with Martin Kocsis
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 2nd
Chesh 25 Mar, 2007 2nd Tom lead to below top crack. We both had a go at Smear Test.
with Mr Wild
Tom lead to below top crack. We both had a go at Smear Test.
with Mr Wild
Mr Wild 25 Mar, 2007 Lead rpt
with Chesh
with Chesh
Andrew Sloan 9 Mar, 2007 Lead rpt
with Steve Grove
with Steve Grove
Hidden ??, 2007 Lead
Brian Rodgers ??, 2007 Lead O/S
timmy-ts ??, 2007 -
barni ??, 2007 Lead O/S
with Crhis zion
with Crhis zion
The old James turnbull ??, 2007 -
Alex@home ?Nov, 2006 Lead O/S great climb. loved everything about it
with nicos
great climb. loved everything about it
with nicos
Matt Shepherd 10 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
northy1983 ?Oct, 2006 Lead very good classic
with dom
very good classic
with dom
Hidden 1 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
orb 25 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
with Mojo
with Mojo
Mr Wild 7 Aug, 2006 Lead β Real hard route this one, though a good way to learn to jam (quickly learn)
with vics
Real hard route this one, though a good way to learn to jam (quickly learn)
with vics
Hidden 6 Aug, 2006 Lead O/S
Rob Davies 9 Jul, 2006 AltLd dnf Tried this a few times over the years, but I've never got past the bouldery start
with Angus McLean
Tried this a few times over the years, but I've never got past the bouldery start
with Angus McLean
AJ007 25 Jun, 2006 Lead dnf
with Brian
with Brian
AJ007 25 Jun, 2006 Lead dnf
with Brian
with Brian
DavidR 24 Jun, 2006 2nd β
with Steve Mead
with Steve Mead
gregoritos ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
with John Hall
with John Hall
Stig 30 May, 2006 Lead O/S
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 25 May, 2006 Lead O/S
reg_measures 4 Mar, 2006 Lead O/S
with James Wade
with James Wade
pauldrew ??, 2006 Lead
dan gibson ??, 2006 -
SteveM ??, 2006 Lead
Neil McA 13 Nov, 2005 Lead O/S Good value. Did Valkyrie Direct first, a fine couple of levelers!
with martin cooper
Good value. Did Valkyrie Direct first, a fine couple of levelers!
with martin cooper
datoon 4 Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with RT
with RT
frost ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with D Garry
with D Garry
mux ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with Simon Frost ,
with Simon Frost ,
LoopyLou ?Sep, 2005 Lead O/S
with Mike Peak
with Mike Peak
Hidden ??, 2005 -
Hidden ??, 2005 -
mark s ??, 2005 -
Rob Kinsey ??, 2005 Lead
with JamesR
with JamesR
jimshrimp 6 Sep, 2004 Lead O/S This was my first round with the Mincer, and at 6ft 2, expected problems. All went really well, worth persevering for the amazing upper jamming/layback cracks. Attempted the route again several years later, pumped after numerous tries on the bouldery start. Couldn't work out turning the corner, and took my first lead fall onto gear. Ran away licking my wounds and cursing the intervening years of Export drinking. I shall return.
This was my first round with the Mincer, and at 6ft 2, expected problems. All went really well, worth persevering for the amazing upper jamming/layback cracks. Attempted the route again several years later, pumped after numerous tries on the bouldery start. Couldn't work out turning the corner, and took my first lead fall onto gear. Ran away licking my wounds and cursing the intervening years of Export drinking. I shall return.
Owen W-G 29 Aug, 2004 2nd dog Complete nightmare to second for a grit novice, finished demoralised. Lanky climbers at a disadvantage.
with Andy
Complete nightmare to second for a grit novice, finished demoralised. Lanky climbers at a disadvantage.
with Andy
chris sm 11 Jun, 2004 Lead O/S
with Pippa Froggatt
with Pippa Froggatt
cem 23 May, 2004 2nd
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
Andy Barwell ?May, 2004 Lead
Brown 7 Mar, 2004 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ??, 2004 Lead
feilx ??, 2004 -
Hidden ?Oct, 2003 Lead
Dave Bond 3 Sep, 2003 Lead O/S
with Rich Hatton
with Rich Hatton
Mark Stevenson 13 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
with Gemma
with Gemma
Laramadness 19 Jun, 2003 Lead dnf
Rob Davies 1 Jun, 2003 Lead dnf Another failed attempt
with David Kinniburgh
Another failed attempt
with David Kinniburgh
Hidden ?Jun, 2003 Lead
Hidden ?Jun, 2003 Lead dnf
Hidden ?May, 2003 Lead
Hidden ??, 2003 Lead O/S
soph ??, 2003 -
shoulders 14 Sep, 2002 Lead
Hidden 16 Aug, 2002 2nd
Hidden 20 Jul, 2002 Lead dnf
DubyaJamesDubya ?Jun, 2002 -
andybirtwistle 6 May, 2002 Lead O/S
Gus ??, 2002 -
Hidden 14 Jan, 2001 2nd
petekeron ??, 2001 Lead O/S
Strong Steve 10 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
philhilo ??, 2000 -
Hidden ??, 2000 Lead
zero six ??, 2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 30 Aug, 1999 2nd
Nettle 28 Aug, 1998 2nd β Can't remember who led this, possibly Johnny. But I remember Chinny arriving from Scotland and getting thrown straight at it!
with Mick Darfield, Johnny 'The Dog' Cutcliffe, Wilf2
Can't remember who led this, possibly Johnny. But I remember Chinny arriving from Scotland and getting thrown straight at it!
with Mick Darfield, Johnny 'The Dog' Cutcliffe, Wilf2
Hidden 8 Aug, 1998 Lead O/S
lost.arrow 24 Apr, 1998 -
sadams 11 Oct, 1997 Lead
with Hugh Cottom
with Hugh Cottom
Hidden 21 Sep, 1997 Lead O/S
uphillnow 22 May, 1997 Lead O/S One of Johns earlier climbs
with John Hubbard
One of Johns earlier climbs
with John Hubbard
Hidden ?May, 1997 2nd
craig h 6 Apr, 1997 Lead O/S
with Jim Mellor
with Jim Mellor
SR1970 ?Mar, 1997 Lead O/S
D Tempest 8 Sep, 1996 Lead As an escape from Smear Test E3 6a - total failure.
with Rick
As an escape from Smear Test E3 6a - total failure.
with Rick
roncaves 2 Jun, 1996 2nd
with Gavin Williams
with Gavin Williams
phardman 12 May, 1996 2nd
with Jon Bibby
with Jon Bibby
WB ??, 1996 Lead O/S
with GuyM
with GuyM
robtrooper ??, 1996 -
ste_d 12 May, 1995 2nd O/S
nige ??, 1995 Lead
with john buckley
with john buckley
Hidden ??, 1995 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 8 Jun, 1994 -
with Jerry Evans
with Jerry Evans
Tim Sparrow ??, 1994 2nd
with ChrisJD
with ChrisJD
Hidden 22 Jun, 1993 Lead
Hidden 22 May, 1993 Lead
OMSKB 28 Mar, 1993 2nd
Roget 10 Apr, 1992 Lead O/S
with baccy
with baccy
The Reaper 5 Sep, 1991 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe ??, 1991 -
scott titt ??, 1991 -
crossleysm ??, 1991 Lead O/S
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1990 Lead
Sean Kelly ?Sep, 1989 Lead
with Alan Payne
with Alan Payne
steveb2006 7 May, 1989 Lead An attempt on Smear Test exhausting myself on the start. Thrutch up the rest of Mincer to finish
with Simon Mee
An attempt on Smear Test exhausting myself on the start. Thrutch up the rest of Mincer to finish
with Simon Mee
Alan Scowcroft 16 Apr, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 1989 -
Stoney Boy 11 Jun, 1988 2nd O/S
with Gareth James
with Gareth James
goi.ashmore 4 Apr, 1988 Lead O/S
Neil R 8 Sep, 1987 Lead
with Richard W
with Richard W
RichardMc 27 Jul, 1986 Lead O/S
with Jon Clifford-Smith
with Jon Clifford-Smith
charlesmfrench 8 Jun, 1985 Lead O/S
Brian Wilderspin 17 Apr, 1985 -
with Stan Vick
with Stan Vick
SB_NWUK_99 ??, 1985 Lead O/S Lead in (approx.) 1985. A great HVS.
Lead in (approx.) 1985. A great HVS.
John Marsland 25 Nov, 1984 Lead
with Dave Mould
with Dave Mould
andy gittins ??, 1984 -
stp 8 Jun, 1983 Solo O/S
Hidden 2 Apr, 1982 2nd
Hidden ?Apr, 1982 -
Rick51 13 Sep, 1981 2nd
Hidden 12 Jun, 1981 2nd
Hidden 15 Feb, 1981 2nd
nbotting ??, 1981 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??, 1981 Lead
Hidden 20 Apr, 1980 Lead
Nigel Bond 5 Apr, 1980 Lead
with Mark Dixon
with Mark Dixon
Andy Fielding ??, 1980 Lead
with Mike Gilbert
with Mike Gilbert
Brian Wilderspin 2 Sep, 1978 2nd
Andy Nicholson ?Aug, 1978 2nd O/S
with Steve Andrews
with Steve Andrews
Dave Musgrove 12 Mar, 1977 Lead
with Bob Knapton
with Bob Knapton
clanger ??, 1972 -
Seymore Butt ??, 1970 2nd
with Breezy
with Breezy
mikej 16 Jul, 1969 Lead dnf
with Brian Hill
with Brian Hill
oldmanofmow ??, 1957 - With Colin Mortlock and two of his pupils, one of whom soloed it in normal shoes before we saw him. He got to the ledge at bottom of crack. I ran round to drop a top rope while Colin stood underneath to catch him!!!
With Colin Mortlock and two of his pupils, one of whom soloed it in normal shoes before we saw him. He got to the ledge at bottom of crack. I ran round to drop a top rope while Colin stood underneath to catch him!!!
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