38m, 3 pitches.

Rockfax Description
An old classic finding a sneaky way up the crag's tallest face. The route is relatively easy for VS but oddly it is hard work all the way!
1) 4b, 14m. Shin up the wide crack with difficulty and hidden holds to a hard exit and a stance at the base of the main corner.
2) 4c, 14m. Climb the tough wide groove (okay, it may be 5a) past a ledge (stance?) to a bigger picnic-style ledge on the left.
3) 3c, 10m. The groove above the ledge to a rightwards exit (direct is harder), or the one out to the right (4b). © Rockfax

FA. John Laycock 1909

Ticklists: Classic Rock, ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Advanced beginner Hen Cloud and Ramshaw, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Hard Grit history, 100 Western Grit Stars, Darrencabowabo,s hit list, Peak Rock/2/ The Search For Difficulty Begins., Northern (Yorkshire !?) Climbs for a Southerner, The best the UK has to offer for mere mortals (apart from the lakes cos its always wet), The Roaches 3 Star Extravaganza, Definitive *** Peak Grit, The Original 'Classic Rock' List.

Brian Wilderspin 19/Nov/17 AltLd O/S
with Hendo
lost.arrow 19/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

The plan was to knock the last two together. But after many attempts to not thrutch the second pitch I was forced into some heavy duty style-less scary (pro below me) thrutching. It actually worked and after an exhausting full body pump found myself gasping at the top. With no intention of climbing further I belayed straight away.

with Brian Wilderspin
Si 05/Nov/17 AltLd

Abit damp. Took the right hand variation on pitch 2. Feels traditional!

liebs 30/Oct/17 AltLd G/U
andrewmc 25/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Lead the first (difficult!) half (done in two pitches).

Hidden 25/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
Barrie Schofield II 16/Oct/17 AltLd O/S
TimCul 23/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
ian d f 23/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
with Marion, Tim Chulwick
Hidden 23/Sep/17 Lead dnf
Hidden 17/Sep/17 AltLd O/S
PaddyFreer 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Aimee
pingora 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Claire Potter
Hidden 03/Sep/17 Lead β
Hidden 03/Sep/17 2nd
Guy Arnold 03/Sep/17 2nd
with Hannah
jimbonfire 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Georgio
GeorgiePorgie1 02/Sep/17 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1. Great climbing.

with Jim Broomhead
gaz3212 27/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Andypeak 27/Aug/17 AltLd
planetmarshall 26/Aug/17 Lead O/S

In one pitch. Mean at HS, especially the 'second pitch' groove.

MJHarle 22/Aug/17 Lead
with Josh
met1cul0us 13/Aug/17 2nd
steve7734 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Led all three pitches. Not worth 3 stars in my opinion.

gtaylor997 12/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
joeramsay 12/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

Classic rock you like a hurricane

Pete_Mosely 12/Aug/17 2nd dog

Poor technique punished on every pitch. Traversed right on P3 into the crack right of the tower; retreated back into the left after a struggle and a spanking. Welcome to Hen Cloud.

Hidden 06/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
Matt Robinson 04/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

First 2 pitches

with Phil Brown
Melonfly ?/Aug/17 AltLd
with James
kwaidy 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with sting
sting 22/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with kwaidy
Ben1983 16/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
Rory_Cummings_NI 13/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Ali
mountainremedy 12/Jul/17 AltLd

Lead the first pitch. Great fun! Had my whole body in the crack at one point! 😂

Georgie25 12/Jul/17 AltLd

Led P1

Keith Swainson 12/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2+3 combined

Fiona Hughes 08/Jul/17 2nd
with SP
Niallhum 08/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/17 Lead
Andrew Holden 24/Jun/17 Lead
mrphilipoldham 21/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

Pitch one and two.. the latter definitely being a *very* awkward 4c.

Paul Hy 21/Jun/17 AltLd rpt

that 2nd pitch is just awkward!

with Phil O
Oscar Popels 19/Jun/17 2nd

Lovely seconding. The middle off width pitch felt like hard work for 2am but I had a great time on it.

TomatoPro 18/Jun/17 Solo rpt

First pitch was very fun, decided to try and climb the sloping ramp out right from the belay ledge and got repelled by scrittle. Downclimbed, tried the offwidth, not feeling that! Traversed round the offwidth and did the small rockover. Topped out the climb via a mono and a rocking block.

with Joe
JoeFoster59 18/Jun/17 AltLd rpt

Another late night climb I think we started up at 1am. This time even more tired I managed to pull it together and lead the first pitch(even better since I retreated from the solo earlier in the day) pretty straightforward with a bit of reach and some offwidth technique. Once again staying awake on the belay ledge was the crux. Freddie got the tricky second pitch made even harder by an abandoned birds nest on the useful hold in the back of the crack after udging my way up I met them at the base of Final Crack which was lovely apart from a near bird attack. Another great adventure in the dark.

hotfeet 16/Jun/17 Lead
with Stuart Riches
scree 16/Jun/17 -
with Alan
Hidden 03/Jun/17 AltLd
Hidden 03/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
stvey 01/Jun/17 AltLd O/S
with John
Hidden 23/May/17 AltLd O/S
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
jimlear ??/2017 Lead
Morris123 05/Dec/16 Lead
MusicalMountaineer 19/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Classic Rock standard fayre... Hard lower two pitches, very glad of size 4 & 5 cams. Great route.

with Joe
fuzzysheep01 19/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Found P1 hard and P2 also thought provoking. Utterly baltic today.

rosiehawker 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Lucy Tilling
w-watson 09/Oct/16 2nd
Francois R 09/Oct/16 2nd

1st route of the day, not an easy warm up! 7deg

with Will, Pok
martinbettridge06 08/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

felt very old school (awkward)

themattyshep 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

P1 - Me P2 - Rob

with Henna, Rob M
Rob_Morris1996 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

P1 & hald of P2 - Shep Half od P2 & P3 - Me

AndrewP 29/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Over-rated. Crux groove can be avoided using crimps to the right.

with Charlie
Hidden 29/Sep/16 AltLd
Pero 28/Sep/16 2nd
Hidden 24/Sep/16 AltLd
K Mckay 24/Sep/16 AltLd

Linked P2 & P3 together. Open flared corner on P2 is indeed awkward.

joermann 24/Sep/16 AltLd
Hidden 23/Sep/16 Lead
67hours 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 18/Sep/16 2nd O/S

Perhaps a bit over rated, though it is does have fantastic belay ledges. I could reach through the trickiness in the second pitch.

with Tim
Wendy Watthews 18/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Lead the middle pitch, once I'd worked out the move it was easy trying initially to udge up the offwidth was not.

with JakeB.
Hidden 18/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
SteveCarratt 18/Sep/16 2nd
with 67hours
TimCul 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/16 2nd
Luke Jones 10/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

in 2 pitches, led p2.

Karl_Harrison 10/Sep/16 AltLd
with Luke
ig248 10/Sep/16 Lead
with Kirill
Ilia Nadyrbayev 10/Sep/16 Lead
Kirill 10/Sep/16 2nd
with Igor, Ilia
Rob Gillespie 31/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with M60OON
M60OON 31/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with rob 528
babymoac 29/Aug/16 AltLd
with Andy Milton, adam
Hidden 29/Aug/16 AltLd
Rob Moorcroft 29/Aug/16 Lead
with Sarah Busef, Alexa Busef
Joecartmell 27/Aug/16 Lead

Lead with Phil and Ell. Second offwidth was scary to start but once you've committed it's fine. Rain started on top pitch!

gavster 09/Aug/16 Lead
with ruth
John sealey 07/Aug/16 2nd
with Dave Garry, Helen Renard
Flavio 26/Jul/16 Solo O/S
john lynch 13/Mar/16 Lead

in a oner.

with Lewis Andrew
Hidden 12/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Droyd 12/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Led 2 and 3 as one.

with Dan
Henry Brett 12/Mar/16 AltLd dog
Tom McCabe 12/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

2nd pitch; to top (went left up cracks onto the Arete).

mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
davebrox ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 AltLd
Darron ??/2016 -
MJS ??/2016 -
mountain musher ??/2016 AltLd
Tenko ??/2016 -
JoeFoster59 01/Nov/15 Lead dnf

Attempted to lead the second pitch fell a couple of times time was running out so bailed and got someone else to lead it. Still we got to the top in the end

cindylmy 01/Nov/15 AltLd

Lead the last pitch, tough starting pitches

TomatoPro 01/Nov/15 2nd
with Joe
Hidden 17/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Matt Smith 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Fun! In a thrutchy, traditional sort of way. Lead all pitches (no wimping out on 2nd pitch). Ticked the 3 Classic Rock routes.

owain-1978 14/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
steely 14/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/15 Lead
JohnBotham 12/Oct/15 2nd
Stanners 11/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Good. Hard middle pitch!

with Giles
Peakpdr 10/Oct/15 -
Heather Osborne 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led the first pitch which was lovely, Charlotte led p2 and p3 together. She went off right on p2 to avoid the awkward bit, though that didn't look any easier! Not convinced the route deserves top 50 in Western Grit, I thought K2 was way better.

with Luke Davies, Miles McConville, Charlotte Nelson
Hidden 04/Oct/15 AltLd
mop449 04/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

P3 Lead. Great fun!

Charlotte Nelson 04/Oct/15 AltLd
with Heather
phillipwright 04/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Any pitch that Danny leads is easy enough to solo when he is setting up anchor. No other comments.

with mop449
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/15 Lead
poeter210 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

gave up on the offwidth after about an hour and scooted round :)

Hidden 26/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Kevster 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Lizzie
Hidden 26/Sep/15 AltLd O/S
dtalbot 20/Sep/15 Lead
with Rory O'Conor
Longsufferingropeholder 20/Sep/15 AltLd rpt
with C May
C May 20/Sep/15 AltLd O/S

Tim pitch 2&3

with Tim
sampollitt 09/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 09/Sep/15 Lead O/S
mike_w18 06/Sep/15 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches, not sure about "Top 50" status in Western Grit, maybe 2 stars

with Neil
Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 06/Sep/15 2nd O/S
Rob Royle 30/Aug/15 AltLd
with Gav
gavster 30/Aug/15 AltLd
schristophersmith 29/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
althesin 29/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
StevieLee 23/Aug/15 Lead dog
with Tom Swift
martin c 20/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Had forgotten how to climb on grit so found this "good value".

with Katy W
buxtoncoffeelover 18/Aug/15 Lead

Lead first 2 pitches; Silve finished

Rollo 18/Aug/15 AltLd

P1 and P2

with jsk
smoreda 18/Aug/15 AltLd
jennysknight 18/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

Lead easy P3

with Roly
Stroppy 09/Aug/15 AltLd O/S

P1, pleasant.

with Oli Brend
Hidden 08/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
NickyBarton 03/Aug/15 2nd
George Killaspy 02/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Lauren
Gabe Oliver 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Top 50 ticking. Cool line up the tallest part of the buttress

kez1 ?/Aug/15 AltLd O/S
with Andrew Boardman
HumphreyJ20 30/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
Valentino 30/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Jay
jamestb 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S

In two pitches, joined pitch 2 and 3 together. Led both pitches. Great route - the big crack on pitch two was a struggle.

Rob Gillespie 20/Jul/15 Lead rpt
garywong 19/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Led as two pitches, stringing the last two together.

SenzuBean 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Fantastic route! Did as 2 pitches (last 2 as one). Loved every bit of it. I did the right-hand finish, but didn't find the top-out matched the previous awesomeness, so reversed and took the left-hand finish for great justice.

with Mitchell
Dan Vaj 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
adam088 12/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

Led 1st pitch

with Quico
john_ni 11/Jul/15 AltLd O/S

led pitch 1 after failing on the 5a direct start. John Max combined 2 & 3.

john max 11/Jul/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/15 Lead
Kelsey ?/Jul/15 2nd
with James
JayAyBee ?/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Nuala
Chris Murray 30/Jun/15 2nd

Nice to repeat this after so many years. Interesting that it gets VS wheras Final crack, which is a similar difficulty, gets HS.

DanChad 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
orb 27/Jun/15 AltLd rpt

OB 1st GJ 2nd OB 3rd

with Jon Gupta
btalbot 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/15 Lead
kermit_uk 14/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Lead first 2 pitches. Fun times! Snowed on one of the belays!

with Michelle_250, Steve Woolass
Private Flounder 14/Mar/15 Lead
with paul ridley
barrowclough 14/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

P 1 and 4 Lead

with Spod
MarkRoe 05/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3. Done at night with head torches and lots of clothes. Led pitches 1 and 3. The final pitch was wet, so we finished up the nicest looking alternate ground somewhere between the E1 and the E3. I made a bit of a slow and poor job of it, and very nearly took air from the top due to not being able to feel my hands.

Dale Finnie ??/2015 Lead
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
DWebs 26/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
leoch01 19/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

lead p1+3

strudles 19/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
with Leo choi
GermanAlex 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

No idea why this is Top50 in Rockfax, way too much of a struggle. The wide groove in the middle is unpleasant, and, judging by the polish, avoided to the right by many. I didn't but wish I had. In one pitch.

with Jack
Hidden 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
birks3746 05/Oct/14 AltLd
natalio 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

I led p1, Chris led p2. Then, he wanted to do the last pitch of Encouragement, E1 5b, on the right, so I seconded it up there (suffering and pulling on gear).

with Chris B
Krista 28/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
with Mike Peak
Amber Chaloner 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Tim Popplestone
brian watson 27/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Sciguy 14/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with John Wilson
Martin Bagshaw 13/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

lead p1 and 2

with Ed Green, Chris CMC
PeteWilson 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Lead whole route. birthday climb, consolation for being too tired to do bachelor's!

arthur_de_briton 07/Sep/14 2nd
with Alex Pickard
Hidden 07/Sep/14 2nd O/S
amccann 06/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Matt Harmon 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S

led first two pitches and soloed the top

magicmartin 04/Sep/14 AltLd β

I led pitch one and two. Took a whipper on pitch one and managed it once I had figured the moves out at the top. Great climb.

Mark Warnett ?/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
gpcomps 31/Aug/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the second two pitches, great climbing

with Andrew
frume 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

My guide book said HS and I thought it seemed a bit tough for that grade. VS seems more like it, nice climb with some pumpy and interesting moves.

with Paul opposite
jwhereat 09/Aug/14 AltLd
dean beer 25/Jul/14 Lead O/S

38m, made it in to 4 pitch not 3.. An old classic Shin up the wide crack with hidden holds more of a crack climb but it was good fun big grooves all way up more like a 5a to all 4b,, 4a!! 2rd charlotte ,the day was very hot ..

with Charlotte
How easy 20/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
philmitch 20/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 17/Jul/14 AltLd O/S


with Dave L
carl_123 16/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Jules Lane 13/Jul/14 Lead dog

Lead in 1 long pitch but I wish to complain. My book said 4b, 4c/5a, 3c. Should be 5a, 4c, 4b. 'Nuff said ! 1st section is desperate, so fell off on 1st attempt. I found the middle section easiest of all, by avoiding the nasty wide corner crack and going up wall on right.

Hoyes 13/Jul/14 2nd rpt
with Jules L
NickyC 11/Jul/14 AltLd
with Zain Karim
Hidden 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
David Shelmerdine 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Great climb, felt tougher than the HS grade given in the BMC guide, think Rockfax is closer with VS. Very thrutchy is an understatement!!!

with Gavin Peach
leggy118 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Nice pumpy route

JRJones 15/Mar/14 2nd
with Eva Herbst, Rob Law
robgixer 12/Mar/14 Lead O/S
Ruthie 09/Mar/14 2nd O/S
Rob Royle 09/Mar/14 AltLd

Great climb! Seconded the first pitch then lead the next two pitches as one pitch. Big cams required!

with Gav
gavster 09/Mar/14 AltLd
with ruth, rob
Andy.norman 26/Feb/14 Lead O/S
matt.woodfield 12/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
nj.harris ??/2014 -
yesbutnobutyesbut ??/2014 -
karl parkes ??/2014 2nd
kim.mulji 20/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Led pitch 2, and took the traverse and up the face option, as I didn't have cams big enough to protect off-width crack, and it was a bit wet, and didn't fancy it. Traverse is easy - it's a ramp (though a bit muddy when I did it, but wall is hard topping out on, but has good holds, and I avoided having to grab grass at the top, as I found a rock edge to grab onto! First pitch is hard even seconding, and the whole climb feels harder than the HS 4c, 4b, 4a the BMC Roaches guide gives it.

rd20 20/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

RD p1&3

with Kim
chrisallan 25/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
egg-man 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with John Pickles
Monkey_Alan 22/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Sep/13 AltLd
Julian Prieto 22/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1

Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
James Oakes 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

As one big pitch.

jack01 14/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch 1 &2

with Duncan
Nordie_matt 04/Sep/13 AltLd

NM: p1 & 2 MJMS: p2

Hidden 02/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Jen 'Banksy' Banks 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Fraser
John Bish 02/Sep/13 AltLd

lead 2nd and 3rd pitch

Fraser hill-casey 02/Sep/13 Lead
Bloke on a Rope 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 01/Sep/13 Lead
Climbster 01/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

P1+3 - Nice, steady warm-up

with Ian
Hidden 01/Sep/13 2nd
rockmaverick ?/Sep/13 AltLd

gorgeous....led P1 and P3

with Ian Ackerley
James Lowe ?/Sep/13 2nd
with Pod, Leggy
Hidden ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
bencole ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Dad
willson 29/Aug/13 AltLd

1st & 3rd

with Wills
Hidden 29/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
wishicud climbHVS 28/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Did in 2 pitches. Awkward start onto ledge, didn't bother with the next crack but went up the slab( easy on 2nd but I'd never do on the lead). Eases considerably towards the top.

Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead O/S
gavster 16/Aug/13 Lead
with kev
mapperley samurai 16/Aug/13 2nd
Ste Ridd 15/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 15/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/13 Lead O/S
stokienomad 10/Aug/13 Lead

Second section is a real thrutch but once you find the hidden holds deep inside the right hand wall it's sorted. Oh and a number six Camelot would help which I didn't have.

with Tim Starkey
Hidden 10/Aug/13 2nd dog
dannyevos 09/Aug/13 -

Excellent climb waited a few years to do this one!!!

with Rick Clapham
Chalky Cat 15/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with Dom
Nick Russell 07/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Some good old-fashioned thrutching. There may be hidden holds in the cracks, but it's more fun without them! Probably not VS

with Simon
WillCass 07/Jul/13 AltLd
with Monika
HAJ Francis 06/Jul/13 Solo O/S
beds74 04/Jul/13 Lead

Found 1st pitch harder than 2nd. Finished up 4B pitch.

shaunhumphreys 04/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

led pitch 1 & 3 didnt think was worth top 50 1st pitch was good but the rest wasnt really very nice climbing

with Jem
J1PEF 04/Jul/13 -
with beds
danJBA 01/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ross
annaEM 15/Jun/13 Lead O/S
HassenBali 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris C
Hidden 09/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
TRFrost 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with D. Gledson
David_Gledson 08/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

I lead p2. All really good on a perfect evening.

with Tom
Nick Rundall 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Jon Taylor
Big Lee 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S

Led first and second pitches as one single pitch. Fought my way up the first pitch only to almost be spat out of the second pitch. Failed to climb the second pitch from within the crack so bridged around it instead. Felt much easier this way.

annak 02/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
sputnik 26/May/13 Lead rpt
Goodstuff 26/May/13 AltLd O/S

Fun route, awkward squeeze on pitch 2

fatbuoybazza 26/May/13 Lead O/S

Direct finish, very good and looks to be far better than the green gully, although others may prefer that..

Metalbear 25/May/13 AltLd O/S
with John James McEvoy
Hidden 19/May/13 AltLd
Hidden 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 05/May/13 Lead
tradguy 05/May/13 AltLd O/S
judith neaves 05/May/13 2nd
iantoday 30/Apr/13 AltLd RP

lead pitches 1 and 3 (3c option) found Pitch 1 really hard for its grade - not enough large cams in my rack

with Jamie Parffrey
johnself1603 28/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
thomaspomfrett 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Joe Callaghan
Paraicj 21/Apr/13 2nd β
ellmang 21/Apr/13 Lead

Amazing climbing - hidden holds everywhere on the first pitch as the guide suggests.

Guy Wilson 19/Apr/13 -
with Plum
mark4344 19/Apr/13 AltLd rpt
with Matt Payne
cheeky 19/Apr/13 AltLd O/S

Me Pitch 1 and Mark P pitch 2 and 3.

Hannes B 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with DebsB
madasten 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with Nicola, Gaz
gazfellows 06/Apr/13 AltLd
with Nic, Billy
Hidden 03/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
mchonofsky 03/Apr/13 AltLd dnf

Cheated after the ledge above the first stance -- hold is polished -- so instead did precarious crawling traverse right along the ledge and up to the slab below the second stance.

jacobjacob 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

Lead p2.

Hidden ??/2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Scott Anderson ??/2013 -
senior rita ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
Rob Gillespie ??/2013 Lead O/S
kabutsu ??/2013 -
gsavell 24/Nov/12 Lead dnf

Led the first pitch clean on second attempt, but rain set in and abbed off the first belay point.

with Liam Carter
Hidden 10/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
superturbo 02/Nov/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
MichaelGallimore 21/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Led first two pitches. Great gear. Good view of the roaches from the belay ledges.

climbingpixie 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 14/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
rikbattye 13/Oct/12 Lead rpt
cem 22/Sep/12 AltLd rpt

led p1

Hidden 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
lanc23 18/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Found P2 very hard, but managed it. P1 was interesting too. P3 I took the direct route (4b).

riddle 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Yasmina
Hidden 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Darrell Read 01/Sep/12 AltLd
Peter Metcalfe 19/Aug/12 AltLd

Lead 1&2 as one.

with Steve Lunt
Hidden 07/Aug/12 AltLd
Johnywilks 02/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
ash longreach ?/Aug/12 AltLd
james.f.williamson 29/Jul/12 2nd
with Jonny, Alex
Hidden 29/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
J25 29/Jul/12 AltLd

Lead p2 then got soaked by a heavy shower as Alex lead p3. Great climb but more suited to a summers day when the weather is nice!

demarcation86 28/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Paul
climbingxcat 25/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

B did 1 and 3, I did 2 and 4 The crack on P2 was horrible - polished, green slimey. The delicate finger traverse and up was lovely

with Brian
gillywillyhoo 24/Jul/12 AltLd
Morwood 24/Jul/12 AltLd

Lead pitch 1&2 (couple of preplaced cams on pitch 2 from gillys go) Got passed P2's crux by pulling up on the big edge and arete of the right side of the groove rather than squeezing into it

Different Steve 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Jason, Eddie Webster
jasonpm 22/Jul/12 AltLd
with Eddie Webster, Steve IMC
Daymo 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
will randall 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with sarah
givemetea 30/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Fiona
Fiona McFarlane ?/Jun/12 AltLd

Clean lead of 2nd pitch & did the "fingery traverse for thrill swelter" but more because I found the off width hard. Definitely needed bigger gear! Fell of the first pitch on second several times, embarrasingly!

with Ros MCkendry
TM_Horton 04/May/12 AltLd O/S
with webby
peaker16 02/May/12 Lead
Graham Westbrook 18/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Theeni 18/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

A bit of a thrutch, I led the second pitch and ran it together with the third.

mattkemp70 ?/Mar/12 AltLd
with Westy
Coops_13 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
yarrow 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P1

beckybutcher91 26/Feb/12 AltLd
with Ross Cooper, Harry Yarrow
ross brinson 28/Jan/12 Lead
shafiq lalloo 14/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

1 and 3 - First time on the Hen =)

timmyhobby 14/Jan/12 AltLd
with shafiq
Steven Carter ??/2012 Lead O/S
Darron ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 -
A Downing ??/2012 -
davidtrelawnyross ??/2012 -
Stewart Armstrong ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden 12/Dec/11 AltLd
Hidden 12/Dec/11 Lead
Alan Dixon 13/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Waas green - only led 2nd pitch

Anthony Dixon 13/Nov/11 -
Hidden 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
nickstephens 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Bit of a shock when I thought this route was 4a as stated in the old guidebook we were using.

asmith37 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
Ade7 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

3rd pitch 4b

with Stewart
mark20 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


bigdrew 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S


with Mark R
danny269 02/Oct/11 AltLd

Keir did 1st and 3rd pitches - I did 2nd (crux) - although failed to make it up main route and went up wall to left of crack - more exposed (?HVS) but better hand & foot holds for someone of my hight (4c?)

with Keir
Bernie Wylde 02/Oct/11 AltLd

sp 2nd pitch, bw 1st and 3rd

with sp
Steve J P 02/Oct/11 AltLd

BW - 1st and 3rd pitches. SP - 2nd pitch. If there's ever a choice between thrutching up a wide crack or fine exposed moves on a wall - I'd take the latter (as here on p2)

with BW
ross brinson 01/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Dux 26/Sep/11 AltLd O/S

Led final pitch only. Avoided the 2nd pitch groove and climbed the face to the right.

Hidden 24/Sep/11 2nd
c00kie 21/Sep/11 2nd
with Gavin
sputnik 21/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Mrs Z
Hidden 10/Sep/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Sep/11 2nd O/S
Allan Winstanley 03/Sep/11 AltLd

I led the first and 3rd pitches. Not sure why this is regarded as being one of the top 50 by Western Grit. The second pitch involves a thrutch which is anything but enjoyable.

with Ken
antonymcphillips ?/Sep/11 AltLd
johnnyboulton 31/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Lead 1st and 3rd Pitches

with Simon Hills
stevethomas 31/Aug/11 Lead
with Heather
c00kie 21/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Leander
sputnik 21/Aug/11 Lead
with Mrs Z
gingerwolf 09/Aug/11 Lead rpt
gd303uk 09/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Ash_Johnson ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Good stances.

saraw ?/Aug/11 2nd dog
Hidden 31/Jul/11 Lead
mol 30/Jul/11 AltLd
with Jesse
stronglikebear 27/Jul/11 AltLd
Johnny B Diggerman 27/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

I led first pitch and third pitch, Dan led second pitch. The first pitch was good there are plenty of places for gear and a good combination of hold, jamming and smearing. The second pitch was surprisingly simple, the secret was to keep tight into teh crack and almost bridge up. The third pitch is nice and easy. Great climb.

with Dan L
tgeh 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
benkelsey 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

pitch 2. easy to by pass the offwidths on the whole route by using crimps on the side walls. cheating?

with Chris Kelsey
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Solo O/S
joemallia 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Ran the first two pitches together. Tim led the final pitch.

Fat Tim 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Joe did first 2 pitches in one, I finished the route.

D J Williams 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with adnam
Hidden 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
CurlyStevo ?/Jul/11 AltLd
with Kevin
treg 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Rach p1&3, me p2. The combination of off-widthing and smearing on polish on p2 made me feel like I was about to throw up. Rach found the cheaty diversion out to the right, but I convinced her she'd missed the best bit of the climb, so she asked to be lowered back down to take it on. After successfully tackling the off-width, I could see she also had that perfect balance of feeling utterly sick and utterly satisfied. The third pitch out to the right was more awkward than it looks, with holds just not quite in the right place/angle.

with Rachel
Hidden 30/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
PhilCartwright 26/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
with Liam Brown
Hidden 24/Jun/11 Lead rpt
Jonathan Hall 28/Apr/11 AltLd

Led P1

JRigby ?/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 12/Mar/11 Lead
with alex
Neil D 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S
Betha. 29/Jan/11 2nd dog
with Neil D
nickcanute 21/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with PeteH
PeteH 21/Jan/11 2nd O/S

Nick ran it all together.

with Nick
Jim Walton ??/2011 -
MHutch ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead β
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Tobias at Home ??/2011 -
RM199 ??/2011 Lead O/S
paul birch ??/2011 -
birdie num num ??/2011 -
PAJames ??/2011 -
j.buckley87 ??/2011 Lead O/S
adie84 ??/2011 -
JEP ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
The Grist 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Allsop
jimmys 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Markus
hcooper 16/Oct/10 2nd


JdotP 16/Oct/10 Lead dog

The "crux" on pitch 2 was fairly straightforward, but I was repulsed by the first pitch. I think this is because I wasn't using my feet enough. Succeeded on attempt 2.

with Hereward Cooper
Hidden 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Oct/10 Solo O/S
lazybones ?/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Helen Jones
Martin Haworth 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Andy
Hidden 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
CharlieMack 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Lead in one pitch, some good moves but a fair bit of walking along ledges. Got lost at the top and had to reverse and then traverse left, though the right-hand finish felt a little more interesting.

with Stephen Fey
gary.barr 21/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Led P2. A challenging climb. Would like to go back and lead P1 & 3

ianslade 19/Sep/10 2nd β

Multi pitch route, Tom lead all pitches, done at 7 in the morning! Very cold!

catblack 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Some good moves, but a lot of walking along ledges and scrambling to get to the next few good moves. I got a little confused on where the final pitch went as i had forgot what the guidebook said when i got there.

hapymike 09/Sep/10 Lead
lostinmidlands 05/Sep/10 Lead dog

Avoided the groove on the 2nd pitch by walking carefully around to the right, risking a nasty swing back to the left, but protecting it with a small friend placed with difficulty at feet level.

with nil4e
hotfeet 04/Sep/10 Lead

done as one pitch

Garron 04/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
b.hayley 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with alfredo
markfairbank 28/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

In the wet

with Ian Moore
climbinmunkey 21/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

First climb of the day and I found the initial crack a bit of wake up! Climbed the first two pitches as one; Ken did the 4b version of the final pitch which adds some pretty good exposure. Found the groove on the second pitch a bit of thrutch but it was easier for me as I'm short and flexible; cheval move to get a high foot on the crucial smear.

with Ken
alisonsmigova 21/Aug/10 AltLd dnf

Completed Pitch 1 clean, then it rained

eazyclimbing 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with hoppo
Mark Salter 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
lrandall 08/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

A true traditional thrutch! An impressive lead from sam on the awkward first pitch, which deserves VS in its own right. The second pitch felt like HVD 5a!

samcook 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Lead pitches 1 and 3. Pitch 1 quite awkward and tricky.

Nexonen 25/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Ceri
Ceridwen 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Andy
feilx 24/Jul/10 Solo O/S
jiles 23/Jul/10 AltLd dog
with Alex Winter
Alex Winter 23/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Disappointing. Two awkward polished corners then a path to the top.

PanzerHanzler 17/Jul/10 2nd rpt
lundyman 17/Jul/10 Lead
JWB 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Me Pitches 1 and 2 Jon Gill Pitch 3

jon_gill1 17/Jul/10 AltLd rpt

john lead 1st and 2nd pitch in the dry and i lead the 3rd pitch in the pooring rain and very strong winds!

Hidden 11/Jul/10 2nd
rowanrs 11/Jul/10 Lead β

Climbed with Ali. Lead first then seconded after. Good Dry but breezy conditions.

Jimbo79 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

lead 1st and 3rd pitches - first multi pitch and first climb with double ropes

Hidden 10/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
gingerwolf 08/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P1, seconded other two definately 4c first pitch

Bex_M 03/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd dog
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd
Stuart Hurworth ?/Jul/10 AltLd dnf

Attempted after having difficuly with The Arete..! Got up first pitch with a bit of a struggle, though not quite as bad as it looks (hidden holds). Set up belay using an abundance of hexes and let second lead next pitch. He got to the awkward off-width crack, tried several moves and came back. Two of us had a go and couldn't get it, so abbed off a small thread.

LittleClimbingMaria 29/Jun/10 -
jon_gill1 28/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

big si did 1st pitch, i did 2nd and ian finished with the 3rd pitch. Nice route with interest throughout!

with ian, big Si
joe1979 26/Jun/10 Lead
becster 20/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

me, mark, me. hard for the grade

Rampikino 19/Jun/10 Lead
with Cat
donkster 19/Jun/10 AltLd rpt
with DaveNW
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hoyes 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Batt 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Me-P2 J-P1/P3. P2 is just plain crack wriggling until you can get high enough to reach the top or get your foot up. That's quite a lot of wriggling for me. The hole in my knee will testify to that. Thought P1 was the nicest pitch.

Bram 10/Apr/10 AltLd
djking1983 10/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden 03/Apr/10 2nd
manwithacam 03/Apr/10 Lead

Good thrutching up first crack. Great to climb full height of the face.

with Sarah
Hidden 10/Mar/10 AltLd dog
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
alancash100 ??/2010 Lead
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
ben comery 17/Dec/09 AltLd dog

Climbing in the snow, not as fun as it sounds. Extreemly cold. Couldn't feel fingers so had to guess if the holds were any good.TD ended up prussiking up rope on 2nd pitch.

with Tom D
Hidden 17/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
Steven Andrews 07/Nov/09 Lead O/S

A bit of a brutal struggle, but an enjoyable one!

with Tim
Hidden 29/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
sgl0jd 08/Oct/09 -
Silum 07/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Good fun, 1st pitch felt the toughest.

with Carl
igneouscarl 07/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Robert Jones
KevB 23/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Led p2

with Steve P
Graeme Hammond 20/Sep/09 Lead O/S

led in one big pitch rope drag wasn't a problem though with well extended runners and twin ropes. Didn't really expect it to be a traditional, found hard for a VS, especially the wide groove on the 2nd pitch (maybe i should have used the holds out right on the alternative line?)

with Phil Baxter
Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
garethb 19/Sep/09 AltLd
with cheque
bridget143 19/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with Lindy
JiveWeasel 11/Sep/09 AltLd

Thanks to Ken Wilson and Flexibility Boy I had to do this climb, but I won't say that I enjoyed it! About as Classic as it gets. Led pitch 2. Needed a bit of tusking.

Mrs Weasel 11/Sep/09 AltLd

A bit overly classic for my liking. Led pitches 1 and 3.

rachelwheatcroft 10/Sep/09 2nd
with Marvino
Boy ?/Sep/09 -
with Ben Heason
MikeB1 ?/Sep/09 AltLd
cooper leek 31/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 1 and 2.

with crucko
markblair 27/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

Only lead 3rd pitch so will have to come back and do this one again. Had much fun on pitch 2 before finding a way up past the off width crack! Big Eric was a must on this pitch!!!

with Alison Dixon
martin one 16/Aug/09 AltLd
with dave knight
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd O/S
jonka ?/Aug/09 2nd
with sean
chri55ie 18/Jul/09 Lead O/S

Lots of thrutching invovled on pitch 2!

mike_hough_uk 18/Jul/09 2nd
smolders 12/Jul/09 AltLd

1 - PC, 2 - MO (really difficult move getting past the crack), 3 - PC

with Alaric
Hidden 12/Jul/09 AltLd dog
liamoloughlin 05/Jul/09 Lead
craig d 04/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Mick Fox
Hidden 24/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Mike Roach 13/Jun/09 AltLd
with Wilson To
Jon Read 03/Jun/09 Solo
with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner
deklan ?/Jun/09 AltLd
with dad
Chris Sansum 23/May/09 AltLd rpt
with Gary Lewin
Frostie ?/May/09 Lead O/S

Rained half up, continued & finished

with Nick Andrews
Hidden 14/Apr/09 AltLd rpt
Hidden 14/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
joe larner 03/Apr/09 Solo O/S

Didn't seem like a 5a move in the crack. VS 4b imo. Fine Route, took the right hand crack at the top.

Hidden 15/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
wilkie14c ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 -
joshen ??/2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2009 -
crag_hopper_Jay ??/2009 Lead O/S
AndyM-LVB 16/Nov/08 AltLd rpt

Lead 2nd pitch

richardhopton 16/Nov/08 AltLd O/S

nice classic climb, nice polished "footsteps"

Stuart Wildman 08/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
Mike W ?/Nov/08 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Nov/08 Lead
jimorothy 18/Oct/08 Lead

Did in two pitches. The first crack is not too bad once you're into the mix, though where are these internal holds - I found one? The 'awkward second' is really tricky, though not exposed. I had to employ a ridiculous arse and footing technique, sitting on the smear face and hardly using my hands at all, until getting high enough to switch around. The top is fine. Either the chimney or the crack, both the same difficulty in my view.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 12/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
ClaireS 12/Oct/08 2nd

A much needed and bloody good day out

Hidden ?/Oct/08 AltLd
senior rita 24/Sep/08 AltLd rpt
andy007 24/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 20/Sep/08 Lead
James Marshall ?/Sep/08 Lead O/S
paul birch 31/Aug/08 -
dave o 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Julia H
Hidden 24/Aug/08 2nd dog
Hidden 16/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 03/Aug/08 2nd
AndyM-LVB 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Brendan Ferguson
tobydunford 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
LiLaMont 02/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Paul_southgate68 29/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
Darrel 13/Jul/08 2nd O/S
BigToe 13/Jul/08 AltLd
with Milne
Milne 13/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

gets HS 4a in old guide, thought it felt bloody hard!! led pitches 1 & 4. pitch 2 is a bugger.

Hidden 04/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
areeves ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Ben
Hidden 27/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
hellboundblr 22/Jun/08 AltLd

Adrian P1 & P3, Me P2. Third pitch did central climb direct 4b in error, thus making it harder for ourselves! Very windy, hex's blew in the wind.

with Adrian Goldstraw
HIGHTOWER 19/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
with Ben Thynne
Twisty 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Led first and third pitches- really nice climb- seeped in history! Almost did it in Black and White!

with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 07/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Strange climbing but fun. Very historical!

Goose4 ?/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Roscoe Hart
Hidden 31/May/08 AltLd dog
Pete Horn 31/May/08 -
with Gerard
mark4344 30/May/08 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2 very thrutchy. crack too big for no 4 camalot.

with michel schonewille
Goose4 29/May/08 Lead O/S
with George Marchant
Misha 05/May/08 AltLd O/S

Mike led P1&3, I led P2

with Mike D
MD 03/May/08 AltLd
with Misha
dprctr ?/May/08 2nd β
jeffb 26/Apr/08 AltLd dog

We didnt do the second pitch clean - both tried it and I ended up climbing the short technical wall to the right of the bulge to gain the belay stance.

with andy c
Hidden 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
@ndy 26/Apr/08 AltLd
rob wmc 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

Alan first pitch, Jim the second, I took the third. Awkward move on the second pitch, interesting climbing but only worth two stars at best.

with Alan & Jim
Jim Slater 26/Apr/08 AltLd O/S

A rather ordinary climb. 3 star classic (eh?)

tom.ireson ?/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Led all pitches

Tanya Savage 17/Feb/08 2nd

first pitch steep smooth jamming, then quite trad

Neil Pacey 17/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Felt more like Servere climbing with some awkward HS 4b moves than a three star VS Classic.

snakebite 11/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Sarah Secker
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
Hidden 12/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
jameswbrae 04/Nov/07 2nd O/S

Awesome climb on gorgeous morning. First multipitch. Views of hang-glider from belay point. Some slightly awkward balancey body jamming.

with Emma Ross (leading) & Patrick Von Glenn
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
georgeevans88 03/Nov/07 AltLd
with Pete
Hidden 03/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
Theeni 03/Nov/07 Lead O/S


Somerset swede basher 19/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Stirling
Hidden 19/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
galpinos 06/Oct/07 Lead rpt

Lead all pitches. Climbed it before, 11 years ago?

with Emily
BallsofBritishSteel 10/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
with Charles
cem 09/Sep/07 AltLd rpt

Led p 1, 2 & 4

MeMeMe 09/Sep/07 AltLd
with Andy and Simon
scullymammoth ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Rob
lithos 28/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

p1,p2 - awkward thrutchy p2

31770 27/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
trevor macalonan 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Tim
Hidden 27/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Aug/07 Lead O/S
tomboyle 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

1st pitch me, 2nd jonah, 3rd carl

with horsi
C.J.Horsfield 22/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Strange little creature 07/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

two sets of off width cracks 1st & 2nd pitches. 4b right crack climbed on thrd pitch.

with Scott Cramp
tatz45 01/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 3rd pitches as one

Hidden 01/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Dan Leach 28/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Tom Bellfield
DanT 28/Jul/07 AltLd dog
tom 27/Jul/07 Lead RP

One fall on the second move before lowering and doing a clean complete ascent

with Dan Leach
PanzerHanzler 19/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

Led the 1st pitch.

with Tom Ford
CharlieC 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S

Led 3rd pitch.

with Jez and Nick
ebunick 08/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Jez
deejmonkey 07/Jul/07 AltLd
with Andy D
mic_b 07/Jul/07 Lead
with Jose
jak.kelly 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 19/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Led all 3 pitches after Maria backed off each one in turn (including falling on my "Big Bertha" Camalot on Pitch 1). I found Pitch 1 very awkward - saved by a fist jam at the top and desperate thrutching. Pitch 2 was another thrutch facing rightwards. Both very memorable. Belayed beside Barry (who was on K2) on the top and just as Maria topped out the heavens opened and all hell let loose. Had to rescue Heather with a top rope - she was screaming her head off. Very exciting. Finished off with Hartington ale and chips at the Travellers.

with Maria Goggin
towdman 02/Jun/07 AltLd O/S

With Reuben and Adam to give Reuben some multipitch practice

with Reuben Armitage
Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
davek 19/Apr/07 2nd
with Duncan
duncan 19/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Dave K
Hidden 18/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Charles 18/Apr/07 AltLd
with Mike WhiteHurst, Tom Fox
chrisrogers 09/Apr/07 AltLd O/S


with Steve R
Chris Sansum 08/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Very nice 'mountain' style route. Offwidth on the 2nd pitch was fun. Thrutching skills an advantage!

with John Robb
Danos ?/Apr/07 Lead

Into two pitches, led both

with Ed
lewisl 10/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

what a struggle nearly snapped my leg trying to pull my foot high enough to reach a foothold on the second pitch

with Russ
NickST ?/Mar/07 AltLd
NickST ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

Led second pitch

with Greg Grace
DannyK ??/2007 Lead O/S

2nd on 1st 2 pitches lead on 3rd.

with pep
Hidden ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Steve Banham ??/2007 Lead
perfectlynormalbeast 14/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

First pitch was hard, second and third were a bit of a walk.

with Tom Lambert
Whitt 17/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Harder than expected, a good climb tho.

with Tom and Mark
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 10/Sep/06 AltLd rpt
with Rebecca
jonnyboy 08/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Tom C
Hidden 08/Aug/06 AltLd rpt
Caralynh 08/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3

Hidden 06/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
tallsop 06/Aug/06 AltLd
with alex
TomHaigh ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
with Paul Winders
rilem 29/Jul/06 AltLd
with Ian W
bigphil 15/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Toby
Hidden 13/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jul/06 Lead O/S
Mike Turner 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S
with Dave White
Marvino 02/Jul/06 AltLd

Led the second pitch. Used my hands to pull my foot up to a hold at waist height making the pitch much easier. Long, bendy legs rock!

with steve
John HW 02/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
with Cath
Hidden 24/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
AJ007 24/Jun/06 AltLd
with Brian
Harry The Owl 20/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

Feckin brilliant! And actually quite bloomin' ard!

with Jon Hobbs
krikoman 11/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

The last pitch is best, but also easyest, first pitch is very polished at bottom where numerous people try before giving up. P1 SW, P2 RG P3 Me

with 1_Steve Wood, Rick Graham
Mike Lee 09/Jun/06 AltLd

I led third pitch

with & Steve
Jon Read 06/Jun/06 Lead O/S

In trainers, as I forgot me slippers - hardcore.

with Debs
dan gibson 02/Jun/06 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
Stig 05/May/06 AltLd rpt
with Jonathan Teale
Mike W ?/May/06 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 15/Apr/06 AltLd

i lead first, third and fourth pitch. great traditional climbing through and through.

Ram MkiV 15/Apr/06 AltLd O/S

Last route of a quality bank holiday weekend trip.

with Alex
dan_o_b ?/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
EG 22/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

First crack is tricky near the top, I edged round to the left and went over that way. The second pitch I found fine, making full use of the friction given by the chimney! Zara led the final pitch easily.

with Zara
jonnybull ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with Russ
studly84 22/Dec/05 Lead O/S
with thomas poulton
Hidden 13/Sep/05 AltLd
Si dH 04/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
with Dan Jaeggi
AngelaC 27/Aug/05 AltLd

AC 1+3rd oitch

maybe_si ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Stig 19/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Farmer Mark
crossdressingrodney 07/Jul/05 Lead O/S
victim of mathematics 07/Jul/05 2nd O/S
leon ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
John Eley ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
OffshoreAndy 28/May/05 AltLd

My Lead To Stance Passed Crux On Pitch 2

with Steve Mount
Andy Clarke 21/May/05 AltLd O/S

Led Ps 1&3.

with Rob
Hidden 15/May/05 AltLd O/S
kenneM ?/May/05 Lead
with Beck Dark
Hidden ?/May/05 Lead O/S
masa-alpin 23/Apr/05 Lead O/S

Adam tried to lead P3, but backed off, and I took over. Great route.

with Adam W
A Crook 13/Mar/05 AltLd O/S

Brilliant a true classic rock route

Skell ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Steve
Darragh ??/2005 -
mark s ??/2005 -
Kyuzo ?/Nov/04 2nd O/S
with Bernard Lam
Danhan 09/Sep/04 AltLd
with Steve
DAL 08/Sep/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
BALD EAGLE 21/Aug/04 Lead
with Phillipa Beale
Hopevalleypaul 31/Jul/04 AltLd
with Mike C
DerwentDiluted 19/Jun/04 Lead
with Nicola Pettit
ChrisBrooke 13/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with John Inkpen
James B 30/May/04 -
Strong Steve 30/May/04 Lead O/S
jimshrimp 27/May/04 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23/May/04 Lead
will_benfold ?/May/04 AltLd O/S

Led P2

with Dan B, Gaelle
Coel Hellier ??/2004 Lead
George Ormerod 19/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
with Roger
Hidden 22/Aug/03 AltLd
Stevie_R 20/Aug/03 2nd O/S

Rod led the hard bottom 2 pitches

with rod
ASchwirtz 16/Aug/03 Lead O/S

shona lead first and third pitches

with Shona D'arcy
Hidden 20/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
jim_randell 13/Jul/03 AltLd O/S

The first pitch was a desperate thrutchfest, that finally yielded on the second attempt - which would probably have been smoother (although less of a spectator sport) if I'd had some larger gear with me (and wouldn't have required me to experiment with stacked hexes).

with PS, DG
Hidden 13/Jul/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/03 2nd
cem 15/Jun/03 AltLd O/S

Led p4

with Rod Strachan
Sankey 07/Jun/03 AltLd
with Rich + Offwidth
Cake 31/May/03 AltLd O/S
with Matt
Hidden 31/May/03 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/03 AltLd
Hidden 03/May/03 AltLd
Neil Henson 02/Mar/03 AltLd

First pitch was a struggle. I think this climb is a bit overrated.

with Mark Collins
Mark Collins 02/Mar/03 AltLd O/S
with Neil Henson
Smelly Fox 24/Feb/03 Lead O/S
with Al reaney
eduardo ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Lee Cadman
The Bad Cough ??/2003 AltLd O/S
Chesh ??/2003 Lead
with Mash
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
shoulders 12/Oct/02 Lead
with claire
Blod 28/Sep/02 AltLd rpt

Led pitches 2 & 4.

runestone 28/Sep/02 AltLd
with Blod
five 17/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
with TW
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 25/Jul/02 2nd
shaun walby 27/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Phil West
Phil West 27/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Shaun Walby
FrankW 14/Apr/02 AltLd O/S
with Joe
Stone Muppet ??/2002 -
petekeron ??/2002 Lead O/S


Conan ??/2002 -
Simon Caldwell ??/2002 Lead O/S
with Carmen
Alastair Hudson 25/Nov/01 Lead
with Martyn Fitzgereald
Hedley 17/Nov/01 AltLd O/S
with Ken Binsley
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 AltLd O/S
with Nik Howard
Bob M ??/2001 -
smudge 28/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Pete Ramshaw
Howard J 08/Aug/00 AltLd rpt
MontyH 29/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
with Andy Lawrance
Gus 02/May/00 Lead

In fancy dress with beers

chrishedgehog 17/Mar/00 Lead O/S
with Joe Thompson
runestone ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
tlr ??/2000 Lead
Bullybones ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 AltLd
with Gaz Haynes
Mark Davies PK ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 15/Aug/99 Lead O/S
rocktigger ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with chopper
Nigel Coe ??/1999 2nd
with Dick Hanson
Dom Whillans ??/1999 -
rlrs ??/1999 AltLd
mjeffery ??/1999 -
Hidden ??/1999 -
Rob Kinsey ??/1999 -
with PaulM
Antony Mariani ??/1999 AltLd O/S
with rlrs
Simonfarfaraway ??/1999 AltLd
with Steve Hastings
Hidden 30/Aug/98 AltLd
roncaves 22/Feb/98 Lead
with Gavin Williams
fellgazelle ??/1998 Lead O/S

Led the entire route

with Alan Haigh
barney@helmshore 28/Sep/97 2nd
with simon
Blod 21/Sep/97 AltLd

Led pitches 1 & 3

with Ernie G
Hidden 21/Sep/97 AltLd dog
Chris Murray ?/Apr/97 Lead
with Richard Bower
Hidden 09/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Apr/96 AltLd
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
brady ??/1996 AltLd
with John Cameron
Howard J 01/Aug/95 2nd
with Mike Higginbotham
daprince ??/1995 -
Duncan Bourne 16/Oct/94 AltLd O/S
with The Captain
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 17/Sep/94 AltLd O/S
with John Buckley
crossleysm ?/Aug/94 Solo O/S
dan gibson ??/1994 Lead O/S
with helen gibson
Tony Buckley ?/Sep/93 AltLd
with Robert Clark
Okecroak 31/May/93 AltLd
with Steve Jackson
grazedandconfused ??/1993 Lead
with harriet amos
Gordon Stainforth 02/Aug/92 Lead
with David Hope
keith Lonsdale 26/Jul/92 2nd
andybirtwistle 26/Jul/92 Lead
stokienomad 10/Jul/92 AltLd
with Dave Mountford
IanGilbertJones 04/May/92 Lead RP
IanGilbertJones 04/May/92 Lead O/S
andrew300169 03/Apr/92 Solo
with Tim Jason
WB ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1992 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/91 AltLd
whispering nic 29/Jun/91 Lead
with noj
SimonN 28/Apr/91 Lead
malc 23/Aug/90 AltLd
Roget 22/May/90 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/May/90 Lead O/S
nai ??/1990 AltLd
pauldrew ??/1990 -
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
phardman ??/1990 -
Richard Weller 29/Jul/89 AltLd
with john sanders
Martin Bennett 18/Sep/88 -
with MT
Yourlead ?/Sep/88 Lead
with Ric Gregory
dodders 20/Jun/88 AltLd
with Dick Hargreaves
Iain Thow 06/May/87 Lead

Make pigs ear of 1st pitch.

with Steve Ball
Hidden ??/1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/86 Lead
Howard J 22/Jul/86 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/86 Lead
Ian Archer 05/Apr/86 2nd O/S
with Tony Green
Hidden ?/Oct/84 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/84 AltLd
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/83 Lead
nigehughes ?/May/83 Lead
with Colin Griffin
uphillnow 09/Oct/82 Lead

Climbed before but no recorded date (70's)

Nigel Coe 04/Apr/81 AltLd
with Steve Portnoi
MikeDowsett ??/1981 AltLd
with Jon Sharpe
Hidden 07/Jun/80 Lead
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1980 Lead
Hammy 09/Jul/79 AltLd
with Jonathon Stacey
Chris Terrey ??/1979 Lead
with Ken Taylor
Nigel Bond 09/Dec/78 Lead
with Martin Crosby
babymoac 26/Jun/77 -
rogerskews ??/1975 AltLd

Discovered a colour photo of us starting it in "On Peak Rock" - never been in a guidebook before (or since !!)

with Phil
Rog Wilko ?/May/71 Lead

Was severe in those days. Gave good value for the grade!

with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ??/1971 Lead
mikej 17/Jun/70 Lead
with Stewart Grant
tapley 31/Aug/69 AltLd
with Dave Hearnshaw
tutbury ?/Apr/68 -
with Fred Graham
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