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Ticklists: Great VS Climbs in the Lake District, Select VS Climbs in the Lake District, Jim Birkett First Ascents.

chrisg90 20/Aug Lead dnf

In desperate need of some gardening at the bottom, will take a while to dry. One to come back to

JSCB ??/2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
ajsburns 25/Aug/14 2nd
Conan 24/Aug/14 AltLd
with KMC
Steve Lenartowicz 05/Jul/14 Lead

Pitches 1 and 2 of OB

with Clare
John Brayshaw 01/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Eleanor Greenwood
Hidden 21/May/14 AltLd
uphillnow ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
Matt Poole 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Varied climb, good VS lead.

with Paulina Pilarska
Mike Sheehan 20/Jul/13 2nd

See previous climb if you forget in your old age.

with Gerald Bonington
Shaw Brown 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Rather dirty, suffering from lack of traffic.

judith neaves 14/Jul/13 AltLd
Hidden ??/2013 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hunter72 ??/2013 2nd
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hunter72 25/May/12 2nd
with Peter Ibberson
cbeard 22/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Linking pitches, as expected produced horrendous rope drag! First pitch was the best, with great exposure, gear and airy moves. Overshot the hand traverse on pitch two, instead climbing up to the pinnacle on Overhanging Bastion. Final slab was very mossy and had water running down it. Thankfully this pitch was pretty easy!

Nick Russell 22/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

A slight variation - went up to the pinnacle belay of Overhanging bastion, then downclimbed to get back on route, missing the hand traverse

Hidden ??/2012 -
Charlie Zephyr Booth ??/2012 -
cballard ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
Ian Hinkins ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Little B 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Nice and varied, but beware of the loose block hold on the first crack on p3 - I avoided it when leading, which made it somewhat harder. Jane used it for seconding, and it didn't come off... lovely weather and nice view.

with Jane
karly54 13/Jul/11 Lead O/S
clairepoppett 11/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

I led P2 and P4

with John F
martrin 12/Jun/11 AltLd

i did the easy pitches

with Sarah Kekus
niallk 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led p1 and p4. Good fun pitches, marred by the earthy belay on p3.

climberuk 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Led p2 and p3. P1 is nice, p2 nice and easy traverse, p3 dirty with loose holds, p4 nice and easy slab. Major faff at belay at the end of p2 due to not realising its shared with Overhanging Bastion. Another faff at the belay ledge at end of p3 due to exposed undersoil (has a tree fallen down?). Overall, a mixed bag. Wouldnt rush back to do it again.

with Niall
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 27/May/11 2nd
Hidden 27/May/11 Lead O/S
darren hudson 25/May/11 AltLd O/S

meandering and fun, bit mossy and wet in places

with David Ford
oliverk 21/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 21/May/11 AltLd O/S
Shaw Brown 15/May/11 Lead

Climbed to the top of pitch 3 and back down again! Lots of debris from the belay ledge, looked as though a bit of digging is required!

judith neaves 14/May/11 2nd

P3 , dirty with debris from rock fall and recent rain, ab off end of traverse

Hidden 02/May/11 2nd O/S
tom heaney 27/Apr/11 Lead
jess 23/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with martin
bob johnson 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Rich Ball
Hidden 19/Apr/11 AltLd
Emma-Louise Anderson 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led the first two pitches - up the diagonal and the traverse. Really enjoyed both. Pitch 3 was a bit muddy, pitch 4 was a good slab to finish.

with James Lear
Ellie79 17/Apr/11 Lead
with Helen M
philwont 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Only led the easy last pitch

with Claire and Glyn
55pete55 14/Apr/11 2nd
jonny taylor 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Nice route. The link pitches are very enjoyable as well as the 4b pitches. Rubble and mud at the top of P3 was pretty bad - care is needed with rope management to avoid showering the bottom of the crag with rocks

with Will C
Hidden 09/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
nickcj 27/Mar/11 AltLd rpt
Stephen Shaw 27/Mar/11 AltLd
with Nick
mksmith35 23/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 4th pitch.

Hidden 23/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Mar/11 AltLd dnf
Hidden 19/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
platt2000 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
Adi Hooper 10/Oct/10 AltLd
Hidden 09/Oct/10 AltLd
jwpil 11/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Ben
benscarter 11/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with Jack
Hidden 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
martrin 01/Sep/10 AltLd
with Adam Young
Palindrome ?/Sep/10 2nd
ablackett 31/Aug/10 Lead O/S

P3 felt stiff at VS, stop moaning about the loose hold, I pulled on it hard (on second) and it didn't come off, therefore it's fine!

with Andy Wallace
Alaric 04/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Lead p2 and p4. Top crack on p3 was very soily as half of the grassy platform (belay ledge) at top of p3 had fallen down. Some climbers passing at the base of the crag earlier in the day, mentioned it looked like there had been a rockfall and major gardening session going on, and now we knew why. Must have been 2 foot wide, 15 long and 5 foot worth depth of ledge consisting of soil and rocks had gone south.

with Neil
williamsd79 27/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko 26/Jun/10 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
GrahamUney 19/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark Russell
wheelo 10/Jun/10 AltLd
with foggy
Becky E 31/May/10 AltLd

Led P1, backed off P3 (put off by the aforementioned loose hold) & led P4.

with Jenny Brindle
AndyT1151 24/May/10 2nd
stouffer 23/May/10 AltLd

Led 2+4 (the easy bits!) Brilliant.

mark v 20/May/10 2nd O/S
with Mike Norbury
Hidden 16/May/10 AltLd O/S
sk8world19 11/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Tom Oliver
King Kong Climbing Walls ?/May/10 Lead
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
MazElden 24/Apr/10 AltLd
with Graeme
frume 20/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Ian
Hidden 15/Apr/10 Lead O/S
perfectlynormalbeast 11/Apr/10 AltLd

The big hold on Pitch 3 is really loose. I used it on lead, but was seriously unhappy about it. Looking through the notes, I'm surprised it's stuck around as long as it has. Regardless this was a fun route. Pitch 3 is the crux, but I thought 2 was the most enjoyable, a fantastic exposed traverse. Pitch 4 was a good yomp up the slab into the sunshine. Lovely.

with Adam, Goldie
Conan 02/Apr/10 AltLd rpt

3rd pitch was amazingly wet!

with Steve Wray, Shaw Brown
Shaw Brown 02/Apr/10 AltLd

A bit damp in places, Conan led the waterfall!

with Steve Wray, Conan
Hidden 02/Apr/10 2nd O/S
DaveAtkinson ?/Apr/10 2nd

Felt hard for the grade!

with M.Lawton
chelsea1 18/Mar/10 2nd

3 in the group.

darlolad 16/Mar/10 AltLd rpt
J1PEF 10/Mar/10 AltLd
mike fenwick ?/Mar/10 AltLd
with Pete Simpson
Hidden ??/2010 -
cosmicray ??/2010 -
Duncan D ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
tmawer 04/Oct/09 AltLd rpt
with Glynn
jayme 17/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Simon led the 1st and 4th pitch, I led 2nd and 3rd. a good climb at this grade

Hidden 17/Sep/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/Sep/09 AltLd β
Hidden 25/Jul/09 -
Ste Ridd 19/Jul/09 AltLd

Climbed with Mick and Ja. Mick led first pitch. I led second pitch of Zig Zag to the big ash then headed left up pitch 3 of Overhanging Bastion. Ja lead final pitch of Bastion up to the right.

manmike 19/Jul/09 AltLd

Steve led 2nd pitch and wandered on to 5a pitch of OHB. A nice combination.

jason 18/Jul/09 AltLd rpt
with manmike
Mountain Llama 12/Jul/09 Lead
with John B
johnjb 11/Jul/09 2nd O/S

The slanting ledge was a bit awkward. The traverse (hidden below end of the grassy ledge) was airy but well-endowed with small ledges and good flake hand-holds. I used the loose rock as a hold for the hardest move on pitch 3.

simon kimber 22/Jun/09 Solo O/S
victim of mathematics 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1&4, a lovely route

crossdressingrodney 13/Jun/09 AltLd O/S


Conan 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Steve Douglas
Sdouglas 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

I led the ungraded pitches...

with Conan Harrod
Hidden 02/Jun/09 AltLd rpt
Ghastly Rubberfeet ?/Jun/09 2nd

Actually led the slabby ramp to the top, but Stu led the difficult pitches.

with Stuart Halford
RCrockford 25/May/09 AltLd O/S

Loose block still in situ - avoidable with care.

with jeffb, Andy C
jeffb 25/May/09 AltLd O/S
with andy c and richard
Sean Bell 25/May/09 AltLd O/S
with col
@ndy 25/May/09 AltLd
Hidden 11/May/09 AltLd
stuartmunn 25/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Shane
Daniel Sutherland 19/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Chris
GPN 12/Apr/09 AltLd
with Annette
net 12/Apr/09 AltLd

Led p1, backed off p3 due to it being so dirty, wet and minging. The shame!

with George
dannymoo99 08/Apr/09 AltLd


with Tom Shooter
Spence22 ?/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Jo
ShaneHoubart ?/Apr/09 AltLd
with Stu
j_turner023 ?/Apr/09 -
Hidden 22/Mar/09 AltLd
nakedave 17/Mar/09 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 AltLd
flatnose ??/2009 -
Peter Metcalfe 28/Sep/08 AltLd
with Simon Blyth
The Bad Cough 16/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Lee Bonner
JiveWeasel 02/Aug/08 AltLd

Well, the large loose hold is *still* there. Not confidence inspiring, but it has stuck around long enough to be commented on in people's notes for a couple of years now. Mrs W led Pitches 1 and 4.

Mrs Weasel 02/Aug/08 AltLd

Led pitches 1 and 4. Found a slug halfway up 1.

IanJackson 14/Jul/08 Solo
Martin Bennett 01/Jul/08 -
with AlanB
suess 10/Jun/08 Lead
sjbutterworth 05/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Superb varied climb - awkward slabs, flakes, steep cracks, bits of tree. Brilliant third pitch with slightly awkward move onto slab then steep crack climbing to finish. Went down the north gully descent - nasty. Dave led first 3 pitches, I led last one (easy slab climbing).

with Dave Fletch
Stephen Shaw 26/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 23/May/08 Lead
RichardMc 18/May/08 AltLd
with Dave Langmead
Ken Taylor 13/May/08 Lead
with Richard Munro
Karl Cookson 13/May/08 2nd O/S
Tanya Savage 13/May/08 Lead O/S

absolutely brilliant. Loose block at bottom of lower crack on pitch 3 worrying - just about avoidable as handhold but used it for foot, OK.

Neil Pacey 13/May/08 2nd O/S
TiffTiff 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/May/08 AltLd O/S
tomboyle 03/May/08 AltLd O/S

lead pitches 3 and 4

Hidden ?/Apr/08 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
djmystic82 ??/2008 -

Led 1st and 3rd pitch. John led 2 & 4.

with John Pattison
Hidden ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
tom.t. ??/2008 -
Dave Warburton 04/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Good to get nick climbing again.

John Haxon 26/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Great first multi-pitch

with Jon Punshon
cem 20/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

Led p 3 & 4

steve gould 20/Oct/07 AltLd
petegunn 18/Oct/07 AltLd
with Davina
Hidden 18/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S
KevB 04/Sep/07 AltLd
with Tony P
TonyP 04/Sep/07 AltLd
with Coolio
Hidden 02/Sep/07 AltLd
VS4b 01/Sep/07 2nd dnf
caradoc 29/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with nick yapp
Shaw Brown 19/Jun/07 AltLd
with cliff brown
freerangecat 09/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Chris
Hidden 05/Jun/07 Lead
Adam1973 02/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
with Ian
Mike Sheehan ?/Jun/07 -
Different Steve 27/May/07 AltLd O/S

Led P1, P3. P1 good value for 4b.

Hidden 05/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/May/07 AltLd
Hidden 04/May/07 AltLd rpt
Stephen Shaw 20/Apr/07 AltLd
Hidden 15/Apr/07 Lead
Batty 07/Apr/07 AltLd

Loose jug hold on top of the ramp on pitch 3

manmike 06/Apr/07 AltLd rpt
with Jason
jason 06/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with manmike
Hidden ?/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/07 Lead O/S
innesmac ??/2007 -
swmackey ??/2007 AltLd
petegunn ??/2007 AltLd
Mike Hargreaves 03/Nov/06 Lead
with Heather Meek
Hidden 08/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Matt Bill Platypus 23/Sep/06 Lead O/S

I led all but last pitch which Kev led.

with Scott and Kev
kevinknights 23/Sep/06 AltLd O/S

Led top pitch in the twilight - went off route leading 2nd pitch, oops, involving much reversing! Quality exposure on the ramp.

with matt, scott
bfreeman ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Jon Freeman
andybeanland 30/Aug/06 AltLd O/S

Nice route, avoiding the loose hold on the steep 3rd pitch made it a bit trickier. Finished in the pouring rain

with Dad
Hidden 04/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
wushu 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
ginger_lord 11/Jun/06 2nd O/S
with Liam Dangerfield
Sam Judson 10/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Wonderful climb, although there is a loose rock on the third pitch that if not used would make the route harder.

with Caroline Judson
mark4344 07/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Andy Philipson
Hammy 05/Jun/06 AltLd
with Joe Gittens
snowcat 03/Jun/06 AltLd O/S

and Phil Steadman Fabulous day and first VS lead where I got the best pitch, 1st, 4b, as well as the last pitch up the lovely slab in great sunshine. Steve lead pitch 2 - traverse across to ramp and Phil lead pitch 3 steep crack to base of slab. Bomber gear all the way and deservedly gets its stars

with Steve Orrell
joe king ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Chris Wynn
Matt crawford ?/Feb/06 AltLd O/S

Wet, but then it was winter.

with Taba
Justin Tracey ??/2006 Lead
ewen ??/2006 -
MazElden ??/2006 AltLd
with various
jim robertson ??/2006 -
innesmac ??/2006 -
beaumap 10/Jul/05 2nd
with Peter Camp
Phil West 09/Jul/05 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1,3&5 (the scrambly pitches).

with GMan
Gman ?/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Phil
timmsy 09/Jun/05 AltLd
with Neil
petehaz 28/May/05 2nd
with Nikki
JiveWeasel 21/May/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Mar/05 AltLd O/S
nakedave ?/Mar/05 -
jgordon75 ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Mark Nottridge
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Pete Graham ??/2005 AltLd
with Rick Graham
Marq 30/Oct/04 AltLd O/S

DM backed off after second pitch

with Daniel Dennehy
Hidden 30/Aug/04 Lead
Hidden 07/Aug/04 AltLd
John Pickles 07/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
John Brayshaw 16/May/04 AltLd O/S
with Chris
speedymccreedy 25/Apr/04 2nd O/S

MRT: Huffton.

with RAF MRS
Andysomething 12/Oct/03 Lead

Led all pitches except the last one

with Peter McGarry
Ann S 26/Jul/03 Lead O/S
with Bill Harrison
Hidden 23/Jun/03 AltLd
biggianthead 30/May/03 -
with T
Hidden ?/Apr/03 AltLd
John Kettle ??/2003 AltLd
MazElden ??/2003 -
David Ballantyne ??/2003 AltLd O/S
with Chris ?
AngelaC 03/Oct/02 AltLd
with Karen
AngelaC 03/Oct/02 AltLd
with Karen
Hidden 03/Oct/02 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/02 Lead
EllieWoods 08/Jun/02 AltLd O/S
with Ian Denton
Shaw Brown 07/Jun/02 AltLd
with simon blythe
clams ?/May/02 AltLd
with D
Harry Ellis ??/2002 AltLd
with Chris Cox
MaNimal 12/Aug/00 AltLd
with Rob Whiteman
Hammy 11/May/00 Lead
with Richard Munro
Iain Thow 07/Apr/00 AltLd

Led 1,2&4

with Alex Doherty
clive-greenwood 06/Apr/00 AltLd O/S
with Stu Williams
jonka ??/2000 -
Hidden ??/2000 -
Stone Muppet ??/1999 -
mikej 02/Aug/97 AltLd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden 01/Jun/97 AltLd O/S
Neil Conway 12/Apr/97 AltLd O/S
with Darren Leigh
Hidden 29/Mar/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/96 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/96 -
Hammy 10/Sep/95 Lead
with Penny Excel, Sue Fox
Trobbo 23/Aug/95 AltLd
with john blower
Hidden ?/Aug/95 AltLd
EddieA 30/Jul/95 AltLd

rainy day - very wet on the final slab

with Simon W
p.crooky#1 08/Jun/95 Lead
with Moz
biggianthead 28/Apr/95 -
with G
Hidden ??/1995 AltLd dnf
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1995 -
Hidden 16/Jul/94 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/93 Lead
p.crooky#1 20/Jul/93 Lead
with Nick Franklin
babymoac 29/May/93 AltLd
with Pete C
Narked4fun 23/Aug/92 Lead
with Neil Mason, Colin Binks
Hidden ?/Jul/92 2nd
Hidden ?/Jun/92 AltLd O/S
whispering nic ?/Jun/92 -
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/91 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
Martin Bennett 10/Aug/90 -
with John Considine
lithos 03/Jul/90 AltLd O/S
with dave stokes
freeheel47 ??/1990 AltLd
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 08/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1988 -
stewart murray ??/1988 AltLd O/S

Led p2 and P4

with Alastair Fletcher
biggianthead 19/Apr/87 -
with F
Hidden ??/1986 AltLd
Hammy 31/Oct/85 Lead
with Pete Smith
Hidden 15/Oct/85 AltLd O/S
Tim Bateman 13/Oct/85 2nd
Billg 23/Jul/85 AltLd O/S
with Richard Kirk
Hidden 17/Jan/85 2nd O/S
ewar woowar ??/1983 Lead
tapley 16/Aug/82 Lead
with Dave Kent
andybirtwistle 01/Jun/82 Lead
with Ian Kyle
telemark ??/1982 Lead
with Cath Procter
Dave Musgrove 15/Nov/81 AltLd
Hammy 26/Mar/81 AltLd
with Fai Kwong
Hidden 09/Mar/80 AltLd O/S
Bob M ??/1980 AltLd
with John Walmsley
Hidden ?/Aug/78 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/77 Lead
Hidden 09/Jul/76 2nd
Falko 17/Jan/76 AltLd O/S
with Howard Lancashire
Lord of Starkness ??/1975 Lead
with M Sheldon
Martin Bennett 01/Jun/74 -
with Rod Whitham, Dot Wood
Nigel Bond 30/Jun/73 AltLd
with Andy Brown
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1973 Lead
with Will Walker
Sean Kelly ?/Sep/72 Lead
with John Warburton
jon 19/Jun/72 Lead
with roger b
Gordon Stainforth 12/Jul/71 AltLd
with Tim James
mikej 05/Jun/71 Lead
with E
Dave Musgrove 14/Sep/69 AltLd
with Paul Long
RichardMc 25/May/69 Lead
with Alan Thompson
Martin Bennett 24/Aug/68 -
with Tony Sainsbury
jcw 30/Sep/66 Lead

Frank Booth let me do all the leading that day

Seymore Butt ??/1964 -
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