Rockfax Description
24m. The crack that splits the enormous roof is a total gripper; though like the school bully (and unlike Whillans!) it isn't as 'ard as it looks once you take it on! The climbing is straightforward though mighty harassing and the route feels like E1. Climb to a sitting position on The Pedestal then step right and climb the short tricky wall to the roof and a big sling on the massive spike of the Cheeseblock. Lean right to get the first of the creaking juggy flakes then launch across these to the lip where solid jamming helps the pull over into the final easy crack. The old roof climbing adage of "keep your feet on the rock at all costs" is worth bearing in mind. © Rockfax

FA. Don "It's OK if you use yer loaf" Whillans 1954

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Callum Smith 16/Feb Lead
adamsriches 24/Nov/18 Lead O/S
Hugh Simons 18/Nov/18 Lead O/S

Tired. Hungover. Harder than I was prepared for.

AliRLee 18/Nov/18 Lead β
Hidden 28/Oct/18 2nd
james.slater 28/Oct/18 Lead O/S

Awesome, brilliant fun! No jams required though?

Hidden 28/Oct/18 2nd
Hidden 21/Oct/18 Lead O/S
Laudi 30/Sep/18 Lead dog

awesome climb! took a clean fall going through the roof -

ClimbingWolf 29/Sep/18 Lead O/S

Amazing climb, lovely roof of jugs and good body positioning

with Astrid
Wanderlust 29/Sep/18 2nd dog

Roof is technically easier than the face! Found the roof really pumpy though, had a mare with a borrowed nut key whilst generally hanging about too long.

Gordon W 29/Sep/18 Lead O/S
JackMoss98 29/Sep/18 2nd dnf

Couldn't get past the overhang

charlie broe 29/Sep/18 Lead O/S
with Rob
themattyshep 27/Sep/18 2nd rpt
with Theo
Gaz.Tyrell 26/Sep/18 Lead β

that was close

phil64 26/Sep/18 Lead

Felt v straightforward and easy, but utterly brilliant!

with mike cox
elliotphillips43 31/Aug/18 Lead O/S

Fantastic tick. As with routes that appear this imposing from afar. Confidence is key, keep motoring and you'll be through heat in no time.

with Marianne
r8ck_chick 07/Aug/18 2nd dnf
Ianhulme 07/Aug/18 Lead
bradleyrichards93 02/Aug/18 2nd
buxtoncoffeelover 31/Jul/18 Lead

Fear (of roof cracks/failure) kept me walking away from this for many years, but I summoned up the courage to give it a go - not half bad in the end!!

with Karin, smoreda
smoreda 31/Jul/18 2nd


with Karin, buxtoncoffeelover
ChopperSmith 30/Jul/18 TR O/S
Dizz 25/Jul/18 Lead dog

Faffed getting the mid crux gear and crossed my ropes - got the jug but couldn't move, reversed but couldn't sort out without resting - doh!

with Coel
Hidden 18/Jul/18 2nd
Jonathan Hall 18/Jul/18 2nd
disturbed_one51 18/Jul/18 Lead
perrys 14/Jul/18 2nd β
Pixie-Andy 14/Jul/18 Lead O/S

Tough moves crux, can and should be protected as crux remains tricky even after (if), you reach the halfway jug.

isandyharper 14/Jul/18 2nd dog

Got totally pumped trying to retrieve a stuck nut high up in the overhang. Lost too much energy & had to hang on rope before going for the top. Quality route tho!

Hidden 08/Jul/18 2nd O/S
leaht1 30/Jun/18 2nd dog
with quickdrawmcraw, Liv
Hidden 30/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Puckle 17/Jun/18 2nd O/S
Dino Dave 13/Jun/18 Lead O/S
with Green_t
Green_t 13/Jun/18 2nd dog
Dave LJ 10/Jun/18 Lead

Imposing route, but on the grade and good protection.

Kate2017 09/Jun/18 2nd dnf
rowland penty 09/Jun/18 Lead β
JoeGross 09/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Charlie1653 09/Jun/18 Lead β

Climbed this with dez about two years ago, did on second, couldn't remember it at all except being scared. Had to climb it this time as a Reuben came down and had gear left. Lead it fine, with a bomber blue hex in the roof.

Hidden 09/Jun/18 Lead β
countchalkula 09/Jun/18 Lead O/S
froglette 09/Jun/18 2nd dnf
with JulianB
George Frisby 09/Jun/18 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/18 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/18 Lead rpt
cdpuk 08/Jun/18 Lead O/S
with Andy Luckwell, David Ambrose
d_e_ambrose 08/Jun/18 2nd dog
with cdpuk
Andy Luckwell 08/Jun/18 2nd
samkat 01/Jun/18 2nd dog

Better than the last time I did it, but still had to have one rest. Damn it! Joe gets 5 points! :)

with Matt Telling
Adhe ?/Jun/18 -
alice fuller ?/Jun/18 Lead β

on Simon's gear... well I put an extra cam in over the top in a rather tenuous position..as its not all over

with Simon, Daniel
Robin Nichols 28/May/18 Lead O/S
with Emma , Jon , Jim
ali.scott 26/May/18 Lead rpt
steve_gibbs 26/May/18 Lead rpt
mattharper 26/May/18 2nd dog
WillAndrew 26/May/18 Lead rpt
with KatePG
KatePG 26/May/18 2nd dog
Hidden 26/May/18 Lead rpt
josefft 20/May/18 Lead O/S

Amazing, lived up to expectations! Looks more intimidating than it really is.

with Jamie E
Stroppy 20/May/18 2nd rpt
Jamie E 20/May/18 2nd O/S

A sheep in wolves' clothing, nowhere near as bad it it looks. Although that's easy to say with a top rope!

with josefft
sian88 19/May/18 Lead O/S
with Nadine Fecht
Hidden 19/May/18 2nd dog
richfitz 13/May/18 Lead O/S
with Steve Garton
riff156 13/May/18 2nd O/S
with Giacomo
Rp20 13/May/18 Lead O/S

Mega route. Deserves the reputation. Though slightly easier climbing than was expecting. Lampooning on jugs

with Burke Bouska, Wiggy Moore
Hidden 12/May/18 Lead O/S
Q.Estelles 12/May/18 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/May/18 2nd O/S
ali.scott 05/May/18 Lead β

so good!

with Matt G
WillAndrew 05/May/18 Lead O/S
steve_gibbs 05/May/18 2nd O/S
Hidden 21/Apr/18 Lead rpt
bryan61 20/Apr/18 2nd rpt
with td72
td72 20/Apr/18 Lead O/S
with bryan61
Tala A 19/Apr/18 2nd dog

Felt hard today, it was particularly hot as well

Alkis 14/Apr/18 Lead O/S
with Lianne
erkershaw 26/Mar/18 2nd O/S
Jonathan Richardson 26/Mar/18 Lead O/S
Will Webb 07/Jan/18 Lead
with AF Webb
AF Webb 07/Jan/18 2nd
clanger ??/2018 -
Rob Houston ??/2018 -
AHTang 19/Nov/17 Lead β

Excellent route! Easier than I had anticipated! Did have a brief moment of panic though when the cam I had didn’t fit into the crack in the roof! Kept it to together though and slotted a hex in nicely and carried on. Got some excellent photos and footage!

with Moh Dhanji
AAhmed 12/Nov/17 2nd O/S

One stuck nut, followed by the rope stuck behind the cam on the roof. Amazed I kept it together. Jug fest all the way through the roof followed by a relatively tricky jam to the finish. Will come and get it on the lead someday, superb climbing.

with Peter Collins
Rachael Ellis ?/Nov/17 Lead O/S
with patrick hill
adam088 29/Oct/17 Lead
Q.Estelles 29/Oct/17 2nd O/S
with adam088
Pippa 26/Oct/17 Lead O/S
EcoClimber 25/Oct/17 Lead dnf

Bad support from my belayer. Go left, no go more left. Git. Then I did a wimpy pull up & fell off. Broken the belayer's cam. But mine held, so all good in the end. Great group of friends & fun was had. Lovely to see them lead & second it. Well done.

with KDSclimber, Seb Boulder Bunker: Paignton
George_Surf 22/Sep/17 Lead O/S

Looks ok from the floor but the roof is big when your stood under it waiting to go. Sling the block (jammed a wire in so it wouldn't lift) then out across the flakes. The lip takes a gold dragon, pulling round isn't the easiest. Daunting

rachelpearce01 22/Sep/17 2nd O/S
freec 16/Sep/17 Lead RP

2nd attempt after missing the key hold above the roof my first go and resting on a cam. Very intimidating standing below that roof but the climbing is fine once you know how it goes!

PaddyFreer 16/Sep/17 2nd O/S
with freec
Mowglee 16/Sep/17 Lead O/S

As OS as possible given how many people I've watched on it. Much easier than it looks.

with Chloe, Rockley
TomKingston 16/Sep/17 Lead
Rockley 16/Sep/17 Lead
with Mowglee
ned_85 16/Sep/17 2nd
with Tom Kingston
PanzerHanzler 16/Sep/17 Lead rpt

What a thriller

with R1234
Hidden 16/Sep/17 2nd O/S
WillRhodes 13/Sep/17 Lead RP

Returned after some falls back earlier this year. Went uneventfully, getting much less pumped after not going direct to the cheese block but the flake to the right first. HVS for exposure, reputation and situation, didn't actually feel too much like 5a.

James Oswald 10/Sep/17 2nd rpt

Great to do this again.

with Max
Tim_C7 02/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Luke Williams
royle883 28/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Andrew171 27/Aug/17 2nd
with Blake
Chazhoz99 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with DaveHo
DaveHo 27/Aug/17 2nd
Hidden 20/Aug/17 2nd dog
samkat 20/Aug/17 Lead dnf
with Nick Edwards
samkat 20/Aug/17 2nd dog
with Nick Edwards
Matt Smith 20/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Yesssss! Have been coming to the Roaches for about 10 years and at first this route always seemed like it would be beyond me, with successive returns though the roof seemed to get smaller and more attainable. In one pitch, with sling placement and hex in pocket. Guys before me seemed to hang around forever, but knew I wouldn't be able to do that. Do or fail moment on the last big jug and managed to wedge myself in crack for a bit of a rest. Climbing isn't really that hard, crux is definitely just summing up the will to go for it.

rickeden 14/Aug/17 TR
db79 13/Aug/17 2nd rpt

Even better second time around when you know where you're going.

Connorolfe 13/Aug/17 Lead rpt

After climbing a few years back.

db79 11/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Had left this until I thought I was good enough not to screw it up. Didn't disappoint. Getting stood up after the roof was definitely the crux. Font 5 boulder problem 15m up.

hannahlee15 06/Aug/17 2nd O/S
Guy Arnold 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
ned_85 05/Aug/17 2nd
SamStrong93 05/Aug/17 Lead
with ned_85
Hidden 04/Aug/17 2nd
EHenry 31/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with aleks
andy007 17/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Tight rope to get one piece of gear out 2/3 way up roof and then again on the lip to try to remove large nut... failed to remove the nut, so lowered Chris off at the end to retrieve it! Got to give it to Chris for leading the hard bit.

senior rita 17/Jul/17 Lead dog

Stupidly did not have the right cam and the result. Was a embarrassing dangerous dog. Be back in style soon.

with andy007
Fatherof2 15/Jul/17 -

Easier than expected. Jug haul fest with a couple of edges for final pull over. Brilliant. Good climbing charlie.

with Charlie
Charlie Zephyr Booth 15/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jul/17 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/17 Lead
kez1 12/Jul/17 Lead rpt
HannahC 09/Jul/17 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/17 2nd rpt
dryvita 09/Jul/17 2nd

Climbed in a three with Dave and Ed after leading Pedestal Route. Easier than expected, absolutely gigantic holds until you round the lip.

with David Dickinson, Ed Bot
JonesE 09/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Proper 4star route if there ever is one. Enjoyable romp/solo to the pedestal, take a moment and haul on the jugs to glory. No need for any jamming either.

Phil 08/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with lukevf
lukevf 08/Jul/17 2nd O/S
with Phil
Kayan 07/Jul/17 Lead O/S
with kdzzl
Euan Todd 06/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Really cool, quality route. The overhang is outrageous but not too long. Also really well protected all the way up. Just don't hang around! First proper route on grit!

DavidMcK 05/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Pretty good like. The bit getting over the final bulge is harder than the roof!

with Euan Todd
mskngch 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
poeter210 01/Jul/17 2nd rpt
with druss
Hidden 01/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Dale ?/Jul/17 Lead O/S

I remember my first ever time climbing outside was at the roaches. And I saw this huge roof and thought wow I so want to climb that. Deserves it 3 stars great funny monkeying from one jug to another. Very safe and never hard, maybe I should of got on it years ago might of been a different kettle of fish. You just need to commit fun fun

with Tim
Mark Stevenson 26/Jun/17 Lead rpt
philhilo 26/Jun/17 2nd rpt

In trainers. Actually easier since the big chunk of flake has come off, agree now only HVS.

SachitD 24/Jun/17 2nd β
with Jamie Sprax
Sprax 24/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with SachitD
bclifton 18/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Rob892 18/Jun/17 Lead rpt
JoeFoster59 16/Jun/17 Lead G/U

Mega. Having backed off seconding this a year or so ago and after falling from the lip on a rainy December day it was a great moment to pull through the lip into the top crack. Climbed tot he pedestal and saw there was a jammed nut in the cheeseblock I climbed up to inspect it, clipped in and then down climbed to the pedestal to give the rope a tug and make sure it wasn't going to disintegrate when weight was added. After a short mental battle and psyching myself up I went for it the jugs keep on coming and at no point is jamming required once I found the jugs on the other side of the lip(where I fell of on my very rainy attempt) I knew I could pull through it some fun with offwidthing technique to get through the wide crack. Great route. Didn't need any gear beyond the cheeseblock the climbing is so secure but so out there its a mega experience. Such an awesome HVS great to watch Oscar cruise it in the dark as well. What a route so chuffed

Oscar Popels 16/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Absolutely classic. I led this when it was starting to get dark. It looks so intimidating coming up to it but as you climb the roof gets smaller and smaller. I had a bit of a mental battle setting off up for it but found the climbing to be very easy with a few drop knees and heel hooks and whatnot.

TomatoPro 16/Jun/17 Lead rpt

Once on pre-placed pro, and once again seconding Oscar. Really fun route, just sublime slothing.

Elizabeth Allen 14/Jun/17 2nd dog
with Luke90
therat 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Luke90 14/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Wow, what a route! Probably would have been even more enjoyable if I knew how to jam. Lack of jamming ability was no impediment at all until trying to round the lip.

emma1987 02/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Kieran Boden ?/Jun/17 2nd
Duncan Zerafa 31/May/17 2nd dnf

Spent ages attempting to clean the nut next to the cheeseblock, didn't know it was abandoned. Then struggled to clean James's cam in the roof and found myself hanging in the air.... Will try again sometime!

with Pati Xariklia, James Duthie
themattyshep 28/May/17 Lead rpt
with Amy L
Hidden 21/May/17 Lead O/S
KeenClimber 19/May/17 2nd rpt
with John Cooper
LucaDF 14/May/17 2nd dog
AJMullen 14/May/17 Lead O/S

Saw this route a year ago. Returned competent and confident. What a great roof

Silasatkin 12/May/17 Lead β
markvaughan 10/May/17 Lead O/S

Get 1 bomber cam in the roof then run it out in a mad dash for the top

WilliamRupp 10/May/17 2nd
PeteWilson 09/May/17 Lead rpt

seconded 5 years ago, finaly got around to actually leading it! felt pretty steady, not sure where the "feels like e1" comes from... ace route.

with Trigg, John P
kingjam 09/May/17 Lead dog

had a scrap fest on this with a lot of rests

magicmartin 02/May/17 2nd dog

One small rest on this. Great climb!

with Martyn Wright
Sam2257 30/Apr/17 Lead O/S


Clare Dean 30/Apr/17 2nd
with Sam2257
Chris Ebbutt 29/Apr/17 2nd
a_m154 29/Apr/17 2nd

Got pumped at the roof removing a cam and fell haha

Antross__ 29/Apr/17 Lead
with a_m154
keepguessing 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S
EllieWoods 28/Apr/17 2nd O/S
petecallaghan 28/Apr/17 2nd O/S
timreynolds 28/Apr/17 Lead O/S
radddogg 28/Apr/17 Lead O/S

What a climb. Been dreaming of this route for twenty years but never thought I'd have the balls to go for it. So pleased to have got it clean on the first attempt. I got to the pedestal and felt very vulnerable. I went up and slinged the cheese block, trapping and backing it up with a good wire. I then went back to the pedestal to rest my arms and psyche myself up. I decided I'd go up and try and get something further out on the roof. I moved out from the small flake onto the right flake and got my feet up. It was all very big jugs and I found myself moving out to the end of the flake. I managed to get a cam in and my instinct just took over. I reached for the left flake and moved my feet up further - totally committed now. I moved further left and toe-hooked where my hands had just been and mantelled with my left arm while trusting the friction of a grit sloper with my right hand. I pulled myself up and jammed my knee in the crack to rest and to take it in. The Sloth, a twenty year dream, ticked. Elliot didn't seem to enjoy it, I don't think he likes grit!

Elliot King LC&CC 28/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Felt horrible even on the top rope great lead by Rob?! Was still a little messed up from the nightmare on Valkyrie, need to get used to this style of climbing felt very different but was my first visit!

with Rob Powell
Gus 23/Apr/17 2nd
Flossykay 23/Apr/17 TR dog
with Dan jackson
Starky 22/Apr/17 2nd O/S
Tom66 18/Apr/17 Lead

Easier than it looks, still daunting though. Very cool.

BenRyle 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
with Ian Grobowski
Joe.Elliott1 18/Apr/17 2nd
with Tom66
BenRyle 18/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Ian Grobowski
Jmpollard 13/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Brilliant, glad to finally do it and just as good as expected!

Hidden 13/Apr/17 2nd
AidanMorris 08/Apr/17 Lead O/S
robgixer 08/Apr/17 2nd rpt
Mike W 07/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Andrew Abraham 02/Apr/17 2nd rpt
with Mike W
Mike W 02/Apr/17 Lead
Guy Harris 27/Mar/17 Lead

Got rope caught in roof cam, nightmare!

with Tris Cumberland
phildawson 26/Mar/17 2nd rpt
with Jonny Davey
jonathandavey 26/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Phil
CRead 25/Mar/17 2nd

8am climb before the crowds, stunning time of the day to be climbing with such good weather!

harry_lewis 25/Mar/17 Lead β
with Alex Hyde, Tom Bennell
lucybradbury 25/Mar/17 Lead
Sam Maher 25/Mar/17 Lead β

Took a year to build up to this one. The climbing was easier than expected but that didn't stop a minor panic on the lip. The exposure was immense but really rewarding once you commit.

with James Law
Jake Young 25/Mar/17 2nd rpt
amccann 25/Mar/17 Lead rpt
Nick1812P 25/Mar/17 Lead rpt
tom_drysdale 25/Mar/17 Lead G/U

Woke up at 7:30 after a beautiful bivvy underneath the sloth and got straight on it. Unfortunately I fell off just after the roof but got it clean on the second go. Definitely a classic and feels really cool going out across the roof! The climb was so nice I did it twice... nothing to do with falling off!

with CRead
Alex Hyde 25/Mar/17 2nd O/S

Much nicer than it looks, but terrifying!

with Harry Lewis
Tom McCabe 12/Mar/17 Lead rpt
with Rob Knowles, 8PetrieC
Rob Knowles 12/Mar/17 2nd O/S
with Tom Mccabe
8PetrieC 12/Mar/17 2nd dog
with Tom McCabe
JRJones 12/Mar/17 Lead O/S

spent a while whinging on the ledge, once you commit it's easier than most other HVS on the crag i think

with rowan
Ky 22/Jan/17 Lead
Andrew Abraham 22/Jan/17 2nd rpt
with Ky
Andrew Abraham 22/Jan/17 2nd
with Ky
Ky ??/2017 Lead O/S
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
jimlear ??/2017 Lead O/S
timozheng ??/2017 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2017 Lead O/S
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
richi3d10 ??/2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Dec/16 Lead
elewis96 03/Dec/16 Lead

Fantastic, took a while to commit to the roof but well worth it once you throw yourself at it! Had to do the roof in 2 attempts as got pumped after placing the hex, so downclimbed back to the ledge before having another run

catrin289 26/Nov/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 26/Nov/16 Lead β
annep11 26/Nov/16 2nd O/S

By headtorch

with nickb1
Mike505 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
nickb1 26/Nov/16 Lead O/S
with annep11
Natalie Berry - UKC 26/Nov/16 2nd

Never again.

Steve Vincent 18/Nov/16 2nd
with Sean West
kingfionnbharr 07/Nov/16 Lead
Rob892 23/Oct/16 2nd O/S
with Munch
Munch 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Nice moves up to the roof and then jugs all the way.

with Rob892
richy85 22/Oct/16 AltLd dog
Whitmoreaa 22/Oct/16 AltLd dog
with richy85
w-watson 08/Oct/16 Lead
Georgie25 08/Oct/16 2nd
youwillfindjimbo 08/Oct/16 Lead β
Keith Swainson 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Georgie
Fatclimber 08/Oct/16 2nd dog
Francois R 08/Oct/16 2nd

Fun route

with Will, Pok
khalidq 06/Oct/16 2nd rpt
with Liz Caspar
Nathan Chrismas 02/Oct/16 2nd O/S

Seconded at the end of the day to get gear, felt surprisingly together on it. Well psyched to come back to lead.

Jack93 30/Sep/16 Lead RP
Hidden 30/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Richard Kendrick 30/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Chris Wallace
alex goodall 24/Sep/16 2nd
with Will evans
Phil.Rudd 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
CraigOsborne 24/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Well, as far as its possible to onsight the sloth anyway!

M_Robinson 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Chi Cheng
charliepickering 20/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch 1

themattyshep 20/Sep/16 Lead dnf

Super pumped on the roof and retreated back to the ledge!!! Dammit, next time

Rory_Cummings_NI 20/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

Pitch 2

MusicalMountaineer 18/Sep/16 2nd

Blew my onsight lead attempt. Went back on the second and got it, after facing with an inverted cam! Hard. Harder than I thought it was going to be...

fuzzysheep01 18/Sep/16 Lead rpt

Still a brute.

FeargalR 17/Sep/16 TR β


robgixer 17/Sep/16 2nd rpt
derekwwl 17/Sep/16 Lead dog
with Rob
Jamiewalkerjones 17/Sep/16 2nd dog

It's all about that roof. Terrifying if you're not very strong.

Pixie-Andy 17/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Derek - Malaysia
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
oli5896 11/Sep/16 2nd dog

James' fall lodged his hex in so hard I needed to sit on the rope to attack it with both hands (and feet). Still couldn't get it out, what a shame!

with jtwigg
jtwigg 11/Sep/16 Lead dog

Blue torque nut up for grabs

with oli5896
Hidden 10/Sep/16 2nd
RFWilkie 28/Aug/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Aug/16 Lead O/S
kez1 15/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

We flipped a coin and I won, so Dino got the roof pitch lol

EllaMain 14/Aug/16 2nd β
Markheighton 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
AnneMarie 07/Aug/16 AltLd

Led the easy start up to the block, Jim took over and did the exciting hard section in the wind. Great fun!

Dale Comley 07/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
with Ollie Torr
mattlyons 03/Aug/16 Lead dog

Rested at the lip

with Ben Stoker
Chriswallis2 03/Aug/16 Lead β
CRead 03/Aug/16 2nd
with bstoker
Andrew Abraham ?/Aug/16 2nd rpt
penny.orr 31/Jul/16 2nd

95% VDiff, 5% waddage!

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 31/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Josh Hadley 30/Jul/16 Lead O/S
AC93 30/Jul/16 2nd O/S
mark4344 21/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Bartosz
Keiran.A 17/Jul/16 Lead
with Ryanmcd
Ryanmcd 17/Jul/16 Lead β

Super fun. With lots of beta. Keiran led separately, and belayed up my son Augustine for his second-try clean top-rope ascent.

martinbettridge06 14/Jul/16 Lead O/S

enjoyable climbing, looks intimidating but straightforward.

with Alan parker
James Smith 12/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Tom C
sambosanquet101 04/Jul/16 Lead dnf
with Lucas Fries
TDSvejstrup 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/16 2nd
rurp 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Bit green. Placed gear off hand jam. 3 and 2.5 , 4 above

with Mark, bill farmer
knighty 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Wow. I've wanted to do this for a while. Great climbing. Amazing positions. Love it.

with Lawray
Lawray 18/Jun/16 TR β
WilliamRupp 10/Jun/16 2nd
with FelixJT
FelixJT 10/Jun/16 Lead
tobydunford 05/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Simon Thursz
mikestr555 03/Jun/16 2nd
themightyblake 29/May/16 2nd
Hidden 29/May/16 Lead rpt
Fellmonkey 29/May/16 2nd
themightyblake 28/May/16 2nd
Hidden 28/May/16 Lead rpt
Daz Devey 27/May/16 Lead O/S

Really enjoyed it,quality climbing through the roof ***

with Ed
Joe90 20/May/16 Lead O/S

Best day ever.

rajeshwarbisht 15/May/16 Lead O/S
with Kane
mossrug 15/May/16 Lead O/S

What an absolute joy! No need to jam (thankfully). Great big holds and feet throughout the roof.

with Rob
UnkArl 14/May/16 Lead β
with Duzzy
BareBears 14/May/16 Lead rpt

John ridley bailed. I finished it so I could get my gear back

jakenichol 08/May/16 Lead O/S
ned_85 08/May/16 2nd
with Didrik Kristiansen
Adamski1986 07/May/16 Lead β
with Doug Sharpe, smelliedebs
Doug Sharpe 07/May/16 2nd O/S
with Adam Gregg
Hidden 01/May/16 2nd rpt
acollins615 30/Apr/16 Lead
with Lawrence Knowles
Heather Osborne 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Finally went for it! Even better than it looks from the ground, such an awesome feeling climbing through the roof!

Joel Miller 23/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Bart
Mr Fuller 22/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Pete Dollman
themattyshep 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Clean On sight Lead. Happy Happy Happy, lost a bit of skin with the and jam in the lip. Later found out I didn't even need to jam

with Jack
mjeffery 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
mjeffery 20/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Martin Davies 09/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Excellent as always. Build your bomb shelter, deep breath and plough on upwards/backwards!

with Ollie Lister
NickNixon 05/Apr/16 Lead O/S
mrteale 03/Apr/16 2nd O/S

Been wanting the lead onsight for years but so had Dan... And he won Rock, Paper, Scissors. Bastard!

with DanOsb
DanOsb 03/Apr/16 Lead

Winner of rock paper slothers. Glad I got the sharp end for this mega classic.

with mrteale
Tomh1990 01/Apr/16 Lead β
Dogwood 31/Mar/16 Lead G/U

Took a rest on the sling having taken the wrong size up and faffing about with it for ages. Should have downclimbed really. Clean apart from that. Super fun!

with Ro4441
Droyd 31/Mar/16 Lead G/U

Pedestal up

with Andy
Sammy Oakes 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
TwofoZeus 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Good gear throughout, perfect Hex placement at tip of overhang so commit to it and go

Jonny Nick 20/Mar/16 Lead rpt

Good to do this at a time in my climbing where it felt pretty straight forward and I could really enjoy the position

jon_gill1 20/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with ross garfoot
jon_gill1 20/Mar/16 2nd rpt
with simon a
southern_smit 19/Mar/16 Lead dog
Barrie Schofield II 19/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Hannes B 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Tom
Tom McCabe 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Nice, scarier to look at than to do. Cam in hex slot halfway was a bad idea.

with Andrei Markin
Hidden ?/Mar/16 2nd O/S
sopaz 27/Feb/16 2nd dog

Mega. Spent too long getting gear out.

admackie 27/Feb/16 Lead
with neil
Ardo 27/Feb/16 Lead β

On Mackie's gear.

dr_botnik 27/Feb/16 Lead β
James 'pyjamas' 20/Feb/16 Lead O/S

So wet and cold... very very wet and cold. Got onsight though after down climbing to ledge to warm hands up before overhang.

Mark1800 14/Feb/16 2nd O/S
with Chris K
AdamFreeman 14/Feb/16 Lead O/S

Enjoyable, just starting to snow as I climbed.

with ned_85
ned_85 14/Feb/16 2nd
with Adam Freeman
kempy7 ?/Feb/16 Lead

with Mark Brown

phillipwright ?/Jan/16 2nd
phillipwright ?/Jan/16 2nd
jimbob1988 ??/2016 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
dom_joyce265 ??/2016 Lead O/S
thomas108 ??/2016 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2016 -
crossleysm ??/2016 2nd
phil64 ??/2016 Lead
with various
kylos8048 ??/2016 -
Whitmoreaa ??/2016 Lead dog
Hidden 23/Dec/15 Lead
TomatoPro 01/Nov/15 Lead β
adam.wood 31/Oct/15 Lead rpt
FelixPeterken 26/Oct/15 2nd O/S

Easier than it looks, of course

with AndrewP
AndrewP 26/Oct/15 Lead β

Intimidating, but the holds just get better and better the further out you go under the roof.

stemill 25/Oct/15 Lead
with andyob
alexspurling 25/Oct/15 2nd
adam.wood 25/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Owen Diba 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
peaterpan 23/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Wanted to do this for ages so felt really good ticking it!

Stickle Tarn 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S

"It's all there !"

The Grist 17/Oct/15 Lead rpt
steely 13/Oct/15 2nd O/S
owain-1978 13/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with steely
Andy Smallwood 12/Oct/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd
mshorter 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
birks3746 11/Oct/15 Lead β

Intimidating, total head game. Stood at the cheese block, I remember slowing my breathing, focussing on the placement and feeling good....As soon as you get on the roof and fumble the wrong sized cam in, this all goes out the window. You can't fall off if you don't let go!

ADConway 11/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Wrekin MC
Hidden 11/Oct/15 2nd β
andy_e 10/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Flavio
Flavio 10/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with andy_e
Hidden 28/Sep/15 2nd O/S
mark4344 28/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Michel
Hidden 27/Sep/15 TR
prcleary 27/Sep/15 2nd
with Chris
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd β
Pina 27/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Hazel
evans859 26/Sep/15 Lead β

Exhilarating climb. Fumbled a bit with placing gear at the roof, but managed to squirm my way up it.

Martin Bagshaw 26/Sep/15 2nd rpt

Tom took about an hour to psyche himself up, then breezed it.

with Tom Hudson
Jackwd 19/Sep/15 -
with charley
charley 19/Sep/15 2nd rpt
with Jackwd
Hidden 17/Sep/15 Lead
Subwaycups 13/Sep/15 TR O/S

Absolutely incredible route, must lead it next time!

Wizzy 11/Sep/15 Lead O/S
jimxxx 07/Sep/15 2nd
KeenClimber 07/Sep/15 Lead
with jimxxx
Mayaculpa 06/Sep/15 2nd
with Max, Alex
Hidden 05/Sep/15 Lead
islandlynx 05/Sep/15 Lead β

On mattys gear

Matt77 05/Sep/15 Lead β
with Alex Horton, Tom Riddelsdell, Shane
Horton 05/Sep/15 2nd β
TomRiddelsdell 05/Sep/15 Lead β

Lead on Matt's gear. Easy climbing but quite exhilarating

Alessandro Tentori 30/Aug/15 2nd
with Jan.Hrb
Jan.Hrb 30/Aug/15 Lead O/S
The Grist 29/Aug/15 2nd
dobby 200 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Graham Baxter 19/Aug/15 Lead
with John O'Grady
Rollo 19/Aug/15 Lead

Three years on I have lead it! No dramas

jennysknight 19/Aug/15 2nd dog
with Rollo
dswansonlow 09/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Lisa
JenDurden 09/Aug/15 2nd
with katiep
Amy Horton 09/Aug/15 2nd dog
katiep 09/Aug/15 Lead β

Led with gear in-situ up to the roof, not sure I'd have made it otherwise! Definitely the steepest trad route i've done

with Amy Horton, Jen D
Stroppy 08/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Have seconded before, still very exciting climbing!

dswansonlow 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Rodger Kirk
Jake Young 08/Aug/15 2nd rpt

so much fun!

mikespooner 08/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with Stroppy
Hidden 06/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S
jimlear 06/Aug/15 Lead β
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
garywong 18/Jul/15 Lead O/S

My 700th logged climb! Went surprisingly smoothly and was over in a flash. Helps that from the pedestal you can see exactly what gear you need for the roof. Jeepers Creepers earlier in the year was good training, though much harder.

with Adam Ryan
Hidden 12/Jul/15 2nd dnf
bryce.dorin 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Dan Vaj 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead O/S
lanky and weak 09/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/15 Lead β
lee1234 05/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Peter87 04/Jul/15 Lead

Poorly placed nut popped out leaving roof crux unprotected. had to lunge twice before hitting marginal slopers. Learn to hand jam before leading again.

manxclare 27/Jun/15 2nd
Constant Solo 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Guss1 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
John sealey 27/Jun/15 Lead
sorchawilliams 27/Jun/15 2nd dnf
btalbot 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
woody99i 26/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Matt Bell
mattshort 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Paul Griffiths
Dan724 21/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with dan ely
Sam1991 18/Jun/15 Lead dog

Brilliant route, not scary particularly as gear on lip is easy to place, but needed a rest before pulling over, tried to jam and missed huge holds. Great stuff :)

with Sam V, Lawrence H
lawlolly 18/Jun/15 2nd dog
samvick1991 18/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 11/Jun/15 -
richshark 11/Jun/15 AltLd

Second. middle man on rope, re clipping for learner to second again

Alex@home 09/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
codenamel 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Flavio 07/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Roaches HVS Challenge #14

Jordanh031 07/Jun/15 Solo O/S
MichaelGallimore 07/Jun/15 2nd

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!

with Flavio
ned_85 05/Jun/15 Lead
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 03/Jun/15 2nd rpt
with Alan James - UKC and UKH, Tom Ripley
Alan James - UKC and UKH 03/Jun/15 Lead
FredTB 29/May/15 2nd dog
with Alistair Corbett
Ram MkiV 26/May/15 2nd rpt
with noaks
James Oakes 26/May/15 Lead O/S
Kevster 23/May/15 Lead rpt
albarnett93 23/May/15 TR dog

Clean until overhang.

rock_hopp5r 14/May/15 Lead O/S

Awesome route

Chris_barr 10/May/15 Lead O/S

Concentrating so hard on not being sick, can't remember a single move.

with Gus
Jacob Eagles 07/May/15 Lead

5th attempt 3 days after failure. Even managed to get my stuck nut out afterwards.

laurence orchard 06/May/15 Lead G/U
Chris Murray 01/May/15 2nd
with DMC
DMC 01/May/15 Lead O/S

So glad to have done this route. It felt sustained but technically not to difficult.

Psych ?/May/15 Lead dnf
Tim Rodgers 25/Apr/15 2nd
robertmichaellovell 25/Apr/15 Lead


with Tim
Andy Myers 20/Apr/15 Lead

Seconded this a while ago, well worth the lead

Tricklebank 20/Apr/15 2nd O/S
oread 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S
BareBears 18/Apr/15 Lead β

Finally got the tick :-)

with Guy, DW2
NeilGriffiths 16/Apr/15 Lead
with Adam
Hidden 16/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 16/Apr/15 2nd rpt
stevoland 16/Apr/15 Lead β

Jugs Not Jams! Jugs Not Jams!

foostu4 14/Apr/15 Lead O/S
ned_85 12/Apr/15 Lead
with Senna
Senna 12/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with ned_85
Hidden 08/Apr/15 Lead dnf
lee1234 08/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with HarryG
pulseroom 07/Apr/15 2nd O/S


MarcinGobczynski 07/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Paul Hy 25/Mar/15 Lead dnf

got pumped!

lee1234 25/Mar/15 Lead dnf
with HarryG
lee1234 25/Mar/15 2nd RP

worked up to over hang

with HarryG, Paul Hy
Dexter JW 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S
Ben Cianchi 22/Mar/15 2nd O/S

Holed my climbing shoe on the second move, spent 15 mins trying to remove gear below the overhang

bantamdave 22/Mar/15 Lead dog

A great day. Next time clean I hope. Fell off th last move through the roof !

with Steve Shorrok
AdrianP 22/Mar/15 -
Hidden 22/Mar/15 Lead dog
Steve Shorrock 22/Mar/15 2nd dog
Matt Amos 22/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Dan Dry
John Higgs 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hillseeker 21/Mar/15 2nd
Pete_Hamlin 07/Mar/15 Lead
jamesb101 07/Mar/15 Lead β
Stroppy 07/Mar/15 2nd rpt

The Sloth!

Albachoss 07/Mar/15 Lead rpt
with Stroppy
SaltyGhosts 01/Mar/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/15 Lead β
Joe W-O 12/Feb/15 Lead
Hidden 03/Feb/15 Lead β
dan_o_b ??/2015 Lead O/S
Rob Gillespie ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 -
StefanP ??/2015 2nd
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
Murilo Lessa 06/Dec/14 2nd β

Nice one, did not have time to lead myself.

with Alex Desborough
adam 24 01/Nov/14 2nd O/S
Stuart Johnston 01/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with adam 24
Gympaul ?/Nov/14 -
Jackwd 28/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Just fancied it and went for it! Great route!

with charley
benkelsey 28/Oct/14 Lead O/S

warming up banter. so many jugs.

charley 28/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Wanted to lead this but Jack got in there first. Didn't mind once I topped out though, just happy to have finally got on it...

with Jackwd
Steve Perry 26/Oct/14 Lead
with Seren
Hidden 15/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd dnf
Caspian Johnson 12/Oct/14 Lead β
Snowbones 12/Oct/14 2nd O/S

Good way to scare the pants off yourself before starting the roof then finish feeling like a superhero!

Stuart William 11/Oct/14 Lead β

Was a bit apprehensive since the roof crack was dripping wet but all the flakes turned out to be dry. Big cam reassuring in top crack. Have inadvertently heard far too much about the route over the years to honestly claim the onsight.

with Mark
Henry.Todman 11/Oct/14 Lead
Hidden 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd O/S
AdamBrown 05/Oct/14 2nd
with nv
RichardLeggett 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Scared of this as it looks so intimidating. Followed the guidebook, hated every minute of it then loved the moment I pulled over. WIN!

poeter210 05/Oct/14 2nd dog
with argentinian machine
jkarran 28/Sep/14 TR

Retrieving the gear, great fun

with Czech Tom, Simon
Mike Hale 28/Sep/14 2nd dnf

Clean O/S until last handhold - three attempts to reach final handhold failed so lowered.

with Phil373
clairemathews 27/Sep/14 2nd dnf
SEDaniels 27/Sep/14 2nd
with Phil Skurok
Hidden 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Katsmiff 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S

My first HVS lead. Wanted to do this climb for ages. After starting section, it was easy climbing up to the roof. Pull up effort required to get over the overhang. Number 9 hex comes in really handy.

with Justyn Philpot
Martin Bagshaw 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Neil Passmore
Rafal Malczyk 27/Sep/14 Lead dog

Great climb but I had no hexes. Therefore rested on the last nut before overhang. Than did overhang without any gear on it:)

with Claire Matthews
bob_cbr 25/Sep/14 2nd dog

On the roof section, a cam walked in and I required two hands+Nut key to remove, so needed to weight the rope. :-(

cragsman9000 25/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with bob_cbr
jrccrosby 21/Sep/14 2nd β
with Theeni
Theeni 21/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Scott Quinn 20/Sep/14 Lead

the climbing's easy and highly entertaining jug pulling / swinging with really good gear. got above the roof and couldn't do the easy bit....due to slimey holds & jams

phildawson 18/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Chris Shepherd
dean beer 17/Sep/14 Lead O/S

did the pedestal route hvd 4a.3c up to the pedestal from her on to the sloth the hard part is the launch out across on to the flakes on the the wide cracks ,as im only 5,7 the launch was the hard part ,to get a good hold ,

with Charlotte
Hidden 16/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Kirill 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Dina
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead O/S
slab_happy 13/Sep/14 2nd dog

With a lot of sitting on the rope at the crux, trying to retrieve a stuck cam ...

CreepingExcellence. 12/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Stanners 12/Sep/14 Lead O/S

A lot lot easier than I anticipated. A truly spectacular pitch. BOMBER gear.

vinspin 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with kaz, carl
arthur_de_briton 07/Sep/14 Lead
with Alex Pickard
andy_e 06/Sep/14 2nd dog
with Mike Gallimore
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
David Stevens 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Christina Holmgrun
Hidden 02/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Jamesmurphy448 02/Sep/14 2nd dnf
with Georgie Pugh, Joe Fraser
lizzieliveshere ?/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/14 Lead
AdamBrown 28/Aug/14 2nd

Bark is worse than its bite

with nv
Lukem6 27/Aug/14 Lead O/S
marclloyd77 24/Aug/14 Lead β
with Daz, Rich Steel
cpforbes 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Chris Down
Tim Rodgers 09/Aug/14 Lead
chris smith 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Not hard just committing, don't hang around!

Hidden 03/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jul/14 Lead dog
soph 23/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Lindy Smith
Alex Winter 21/Jul/14 Lead rpt

10 on Staffordshire nose.

with Nick
Andypeak 21/Jul/14 Lead


Nick Russell 21/Jul/14 2nd rpt

10/31. Enjoyable jug-hauling. I'd wanted to repeat this for ages!

Mike Turner 20/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Chris Barber, KatieB
Mike Turner 18/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Andy Smith, Martin Hore
martintom 12/Jul/14 2nd
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Roisin
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/14 Lead rpt
leon 07/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Lead dnf
martinov 29/Jun/14 2nd rpt

Briliantly led by Unai.

with Radoslav Savov
dan gibson 29/Jun/14 -
Hidden 29/Jun/14 2nd rpt
Jamie Skelton 28/Jun/14 Lead dog
08nbrierley 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Nick Sherring 28/Jun/14 2nd

getting wedged in nuts out on second is a pain in the preverbial

NickyC 23/Jun/14 2nd
with Zain Karim
NickyC 23/Jun/14 Lead
with Zain Karim
Ben07 21/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/14 2nd
Senna 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Piers
Hidden 18/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Paul Hy 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S

was a lot easy than i expected! and didn't need to jam.

mrdigitaljedi 18/Jun/14 2nd

bloody good route, ballased the roof up, lowered to the pedastal, then got the needed hand jam 2 completion.................

with Paul Hy
Hidden 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S
matt1024 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Amazing route!

mcondon ?/Jun/14 Lead
hervenuttall ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Elliot
elbeanio 31/May/14 Lead O/S
with Imran
Hannes B 27/May/14 Lead rpt
with Binlid, Andrew & Emma W
morganator 26/May/14 -
with soph
fuzzysheep01 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Bryan M ?/May/14 2nd
leggy118 29/Apr/14 2nd O/S

Nice big jugs to help the overhang, classic

Sam Watson 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Needed to psyche up a bit for the roof but turned out to be a fun jug-fest.

with JHC
JHC 20/Apr/14 2nd
Si Witcher 13/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Tim H
Hidden 13/Apr/14 Lead
morganator 11/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with soph
soph 11/Apr/14 Lead rpt
James_L88 11/Apr/14 Lead dog

Rested/fell at the lip. Finished it after rest.

with KatDay
augustus trout 09/Apr/14 Lead
with Dave H
jimbonfire 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S
jtree03 04/Apr/14 2nd
with Jim, Tony
Hidden 04/Apr/14 Lead
James Oswald 30/Mar/14 2nd
Teappleby 30/Mar/14 Lead

Amazing, took exactly the same gear as Anna, but couldn't make it fit so went up and down about 3 times, finally committed and found the climbing fun and easy. Which is just as well because when I pulled the ropes up the cam in the roof fell out! I knew it was the wrong size!

MSchobitz 30/Mar/14 Lead β

Only carried the pieces Tom had used on his ascent. Placed a cam in the crack, down climbed, rested on the ledge and then finished the route.

with USMC
Drew Bennett 30/Mar/14 2nd
pete1993 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with Katie
JakeWShaw 29/Mar/14 Lead rpt

Significantly more gripping on lead, well pleased though. The crux is committing to getting on what looks more scary than it is!

amccann 29/Mar/14 Solo O/S
CarlaJG 29/Mar/14 2nd
shaunhumphreys 29/Mar/14 Lead β

after watching jake do it i thought id go for the lead too, pretty terrifying deciding to get on it but the climbing is fine!

Si Witcher 09/Mar/14 Lead rpt
with James
mickd 08/Mar/14 Lead O/S

No point hanging around. Press on! Very straightforward really.

Ban1 ?/Mar/14 2nd dog
Frank the Husky ??/2014 -
doogal2003 ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
jimxxx ??/2014 -
Anna duckett ??/2014 Lead
robgixer ??/2014 Lead O/S
GouldHarry ??/2014 Lead β
jcw ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
KiaranR 10/Dec/13 Lead O/S

Got over the lip ok, but panicked after the hard climbing. Fortunatly got it together before someone dropped a rope and got the tick. Lesson learnt take the right gear with you!

angus 04/Dec/13 -
with Philbert
James Smith 01/Dec/13 Lead O/S

huuuge jugs! intimidating to look at but very satisfying to climb, every hold bigger and better than the last!

with jack g
Mike Hood 25/Nov/13 Lead
Mangmu 23/Nov/13 2nd
with Shakti , Henry crosby
Jack93 23/Nov/13 Lead dnf
Coops_13 16/Nov/13 Lead RP

Tried early on, jugs sopping wet, lowered off cheeseblock. Did in one go clean later.

Patrick Hill 16/Nov/13 2nd O/S
Jonathan Hall 04/Nov/13 2nd rpt
disturbed_one51 04/Nov/13 Lead
Hidden 16/Oct/13 -
tew 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S

Felt sick at the top... Don't think it was the climb more the cheap pork pie Keith feed me...

with Thomas
jwhereat 06/Oct/13 -
thehugehead 05/Oct/13 -
dominic lee 05/Oct/13 Solo
Hidden 30/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Sep/13 2nd β
JamesColeman 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S

V.nice. Actually, I found getting off the ground really hard and poorly protected! Fine after that up to the pedestal. The massive overhang is very juggy. Wedging into the crack above the roof felt like the crux? Exciting stuff!

1poundSOCKS 28/Sep/13 Lead β

Suprised how easy it was, and it wasn't even that scary, the holds are so big (*), although it is very steep for HVS. The hardest part is deciding to set off up the slab. (*) NO JAMMING REQUIRED!!!

Joe.Elliott1 28/Sep/13 Lead
perrys 27/Sep/13 Lead O/S
mark4344 27/Sep/13 Lead dog

sadly rested after pumping out with wrong size cam at crux. size 3 camalot too big.

with Matt Payne
masa-alpin 27/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with perrys
khalidq 26/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Great fun. Tried getting a jam in before the exit but then found easy face holds. :)

with ralphio
mike lawrence? 26/Sep/13 2nd
with Ali
Ali.B 26/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Much better than i expected, fantastic route

with mikelawrence
Ali.B 26/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with mikelawrence
ralphio 26/Sep/13 2nd O/S

No where near as hard as I thought it would be. The holds on the overhang are all massive. you just have to keep pulling.

Hidden 24/Sep/13 -
Hidden 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Sep/13 2nd dog
Swotson 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Very pleased to have done this. A brilliantly intimidating route & one I never thought I would actually lead.

egg-man 22/Sep/13 Lead β
with John Pickles
Bill Lawrence 31/Aug/13 Lead rpt

fell off this when i was about 12 on a top rope after my dad had been up on second. always been on the list to lead and so happy ive done it. really easy, quality climbing so i could enjoy every second of it. dad also finally led it after first seeing it 26 years ago.

with rob cooper, andy lawrence
Hidden 30/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 30/Aug/13 2nd β
Gudge 27/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Just brilliant - loved every minute of it. Managed to avoid jamming on roof too!

Mayaculpa 27/Aug/13 2nd

Awesome !!!Done without Jamming

with Gudge
Scott Anderson 25/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Excellent grit HVS

with Ash
Bristoldave 25/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Caroline
stuart34 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Jake boi
jakethepeg 22/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/13 Lead O/S
thetradlad 11/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with yarrow
yarrow 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Meg, thetradlad
Guy Bennell ?/Aug/13 Lead
Mark Warnett ?/Aug/13 Lead O/S

so much fun

Calum Wadsworth 27/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Someone retreated off so I offered to lead it. Pulled ropes through and did it on there gear until to lip. Not technically hard just hard not to panic! well chuffed need to get the full tick one day.

with Steve D, Harrogate club
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd dog
Dave Reeve 26/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tony Payne
Nick_Merriman 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Jules_Julia 26/Jul/13 2nd dnf

Went to the Pedestal.

Nick_Merriman 26/Jul/13 Lead dnf
anguskille 24/Jul/13 Lead O/S

it went nicely after i threw myself into it, great fun!

with Callum, Andy Myers
EmilyN 22/Jul/13 2nd dog
with Dr Toph
andi turner 22/Jul/13 AltLd
with pete bridgwood
Andy Myers 22/Jul/13 2nd O/S
Dr Toph 22/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Somewhat intimitating but once you go for it its fine, just well steep!

with EmilyN
Mike Turner 20/Jul/13 AltLd dnf

2nd pitch - managed to place the gear but ran out of strength for next moves.

zcsharp 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Mike Turner 20/Jul/13 2nd
Ian Ackerley 20/Jul/13 Lead rpt
Eagertom 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S


with Chris Butler
Mattlamb90 14/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Absolulty mint

with spidey
treesrockice 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S


felixizzy 06/Jul/13 Lead dog

Had my heart going but the climbing's not that hard.

with Josh H
HAJ Francis 06/Jul/13 2nd rpt

After doing it on lead I decided to second it in flip flops, jolly good fun!

HAJ Francis 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S
JamesWilliams 04/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Awesome! been on the tick list for a while. quite strenuous to place the gear so climbed up and back down for a rest on the ledge then over the top it goes :) great fun

rwm7131 04/Jul/13 2nd
Camilla Mapstone ?/Jul/13 2nd
with Jamie
hellboundblr 29/Jun/13 Lead

Most nervous I have ever been before doing a climb, taken 4 years to pluck up courage. Bit damp in crack in roof, but all holds dry. Harder than expected to get on pedestal. Put sling on block and nut to keep it in. Went up to roof, lost manual dexterity but eventually managed to place cam, climb back down to slung block. Climb up and place hex next to cam, climb back down to slung block. Composed myself. Climbed back up to end of overhang, placed another cam past overhang and clipped rope, feeling very satisfied that if i cock it up now i will not break ankles hitting the wall below. Climbed on up through overhang with surprising ease on excellent hand and feet holds throughout. Don't remember any jamming through the overhang, seemed plenty of good holds instead. Fair at 5a, surprisingly.

with Adrian Jones
adrianj 29/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 29/Jun/13 Lead
Chris Redding 27/Jun/13 Lead rpt

Finally got it. Should have gone initially. Fist jam at the lip is bomber and the hex is going nowhere.

Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead β
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 21/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Awesome, but bloody intimidating!

Dan Geh 09/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with tgeh
Goodstuff 08/Jun/13 2nd

Still found the lip dead awkward. Great lead by Iain, especially after his hex lifted out of the roof.

Ky 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Quality everything!

with Andi Turner
Pete Rigby 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Joe Rigby, Kelli Roberts
Maria Bechaalani ?/Jun/13 2nd
with Dougie
y2keable 05/May/13 2nd O/S

Seconded. Totally loved it, beautiful pitch. Can't wait to go back and lead it. Great holds, great protection and GREAT exposure. Perfect HVS!

jamesgodwin64 03/Mar/13 Lead rpt

2nd'd and loved it

stoo2k 03/Mar/13 Lead O/S

Finally plucked up the courage to try this after staring at it for about a year now! Fantastic climb, and not as 'ard as she looks. Spent five minutes back on the pedestal after faffing with a sling, before powering through the roof without too much over-thinking!!! JUST DO IT :)

with Mike H, James Beanie
jack adams ?/Mar/13 Lead
Stefan_Morris 23/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Sophieeee 18/Feb/13 2nd
mikespooner 17/Feb/13 2nd O/S
with Chris Smith
RKirke 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 17/Feb/13 Lead β

Amazing climb. Don't put gear in your handholds though- saw someone do this and it looked a right faff.

pearson9596 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Climbed with pre-placed gear. Jacob had just had a go at the E6 that goes off right and it would have been really awkward to not have used it.

with Tom Cod, Pete Hiscox
tcn_2002 17/Feb/13 2nd
Sam Husband 17/Feb/13 Lead dog

Fell at the lip because I an idiot, if the jams wet there are plenty of juggy options. BAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH. (Make sure you place the sling well, the climber in front of me's sling blew of in the wind leaving him unprotected for the whole climb....)

with Stroppy
Will Hunt 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Pleased to do it in calm and cruisy style after years of pondering.

Stroppy 16/Feb/13 2nd dog

Seconded Sam's birthday lead, couldn't get his nut out (don't worry we did rescue it eventually) then ballsed up the roof. So gutted. A short dangle and got through it fine.

Albachoss 16/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Such a beauty of a climb, an unbelievable line through the steep roof.

Tophe 16/Feb/13 Lead
with Mike
jacobjacob 15/Feb/13 Lead rpt

At about 10pm with a headtorch, more scary than I was expecting!

Jen 'Banksy' Banks ?/Feb/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 13/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Ali D ??/2013 Lead O/S
JayAyBee ??/2013 Lead O/S
with Rich
David Woods ??/2013 2nd O/S

Lead by Ed Luke. Silvia didn't fancy the overhang

with Ed Luke
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
phillipwright ??/2013 Lead O/S


jordan graham ??/2013 -
Wil Treasure 01/Dec/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/12 2nd dog
pete87abs 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
with DJayB
HarryB 18/Nov/12 Lead dnf
with Al
madasten 18/Nov/12 2nd O/S
pc1983 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Great climb. Didn't really feel that bold to be honest. Bomber big nut in the back of the cheese grater before the roof, then just powered through and ran it out!

with alastair heggie
gazfellows 18/Nov/12 Lead

This route shouldn't have 3 stars.. it should have 5.! Another top class route by the mighty Dw

DJayB 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Oct/12 2nd O/S
aipattison 26/Oct/12 2nd dog
georgeevans88 26/Oct/12 Lead O/S
PaulTanton 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Quite easy really

with Bruce Woodley
thomasmouse 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
grakgrak 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with duncan
grakgrak 12/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with duncan
Pero 07/Oct/12 2nd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead O/S
olllie26 07/Oct/12 2nd RP
with Ramsy
hlegge 30/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Epic route, looks soo impressive and down right intimidating. However nice rock up to an awkward move, then as got closer to overhang it opened up as holds became obvious. Felt pretty pumped so pushed through as fast as possible and suddenly you are over it! Awesome route

with Joseph Ward
mike.moss 23/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Rollo
Rollo 23/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Mike lead this one like a hero! Awesome climbing and not as difficult as it looks

ross brinson 22/Sep/12 Lead
with Hannah Watson
Fragmod 17/Sep/12 Lead
minaturechris 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
centurion05 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Ian Llewellyn
beardlesssumo 09/Sep/12 2nd dog

with carl from newport rock.

with Carl
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd dog
Tala A 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

What can I say other than fantastic route!! A bit intimidating looking up but once you get going you find the holds are actually all good

skelf 09/Sep/12 2nd
sparkass 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with skelf
Alex.M-M. 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with cdfh
john lynch 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Great fun

with Lewis Andrew
JemG 01/Sep/12 Lead
with Joe Cartmell
Hidden 01/Sep/12 2nd β
Haydn Jones 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with pep
vassy05 ?/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
frume 31/Aug/12 Lead RP

since 2009 this has been bothering me, I fell about 18 foot from the lip with protection at the cheese block after burning out trying to fist jam. 2012, no fist jam and did it clean, even seconded it to get gear back, happy days.

GrantB 31/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Aug/12 TR dog
lawlolly 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Amazing climb. Total head game.

Boran 11/Aug/12 2nd
Max Lowry 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Fergus Cuthill 10/Aug/12 Lead O/S
odox 04/Aug/12 2nd
with Woodiee
Woodiee 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Awesome... bit intimidating below the roof, but massive holds, awesome gear and a solid fist jam...suprised how easy it felt, possibley only 1 5a move - VS in a HVS situation

with odox
steven24584 ?/Aug/12 -
akhughes ?/Aug/12 -
kelliroberts3 ?/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/12 Lead
sgl0jd 22/Jul/12 -
Hidden 21/Jul/12 2nd O/S
MD 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Was every bit as good as I expected. Hung around for a while on the roof finding the right sequence, placed two pieces of gear.

with Mark H
Twinter82 14/Jul/12 2nd
Harry Holmes 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Sam Capewell
eloise 11/Jul/12 TR dog
Hidden ?/Jul/12 Solo dnf
WillDoyle 27/Jun/12 Lead dog

Was wet and low visibility, couldn't see the roof from the ground. Fell off a lot, upside down.

deacondeacon 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Jun/12 Lead O/S
deklan 20/Jun/12 Lead
with mario
ladymuck 18/Jun/12 2nd dnf

Wussed out/myriad of excuses!

Hidden 13/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Jay C 13/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with SteveHi
SteveHi 13/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Not as hard as I expected - definite lead next time.

with Jay Conlon
Russell Blackaller 12/Jun/12 Lead β
clipskipper 04/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Not so tough as it looks :-)

with Andy Gardner
steve2006 27/May/12 Lead rpt

I been wanting to climb this for years. I was very nervous and fell on the first attempt but climbed it clean the second time! just relax, trust the fist-jam. Its juggy with great moves.

PeteWilson 25/May/12 2nd O/S

wish i wasnt injured so i could've lead this, awesome route!!

with Hillson
Hillson 25/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 Lead O/S
Morwood 21/May/12 Lead O/S

Perfect highlight to a great day. Epic!

gillywillyhoo 21/May/12 2nd dog

Fell on the hand jam move right before pulling up to saftey :(, got there on the second attempt though. BEST CLIMB EVER!

with Morwood
MaccMark 20/May/12 2nd
with Philip Jarvis
Hidden 20/May/12 Lead O/S
jordan taylor 19/May/12 Lead O/S
Dean177 13/May/12 2nd O/S
with Dibdawg
Dibdawg 13/May/12 Lead O/S

Not nearly as bad arse as at looks!

with Dean177
Hidden 13/May/12 Lead RP
saffy 06/May/12 Lead O/S
ranga 06/May/12 2nd
mattnuttall ?/May/12 Lead rpt

MOB Whillans' Hut meet

with the MOB
davespider ?/May/12 AltLd
with mickey seule, jules mckim
BRoe 28/Apr/12 Lead O/S


climb the peak 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S

What a route, well done ben :)

Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Laurence Cowton 15/Apr/12 2nd

Made a complete mess of the overhang with very little footwork. Had to rest. Harder than other HVSs I've done.

with Job
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd
Paul ablitt 13/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Dickon151 13/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Epic climb! What an amazing line!

matty123 05/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with MarkRoe
MarkRoe 05/Apr/12 2nd rpt

Cracking effort Matt!

Andrew Sandercock 01/Apr/12 Lead O/S

Terrified but fine. Awesome route fo' sure.

with robert sandercock
ipblake 31/Mar/12 AltLd

Jim lead to roof, then swapped. Repeated as second with Jim doing a clean lead. Great route!

Matt Cooke 31/Mar/12 Lead rpt
JimboWizbo 31/Mar/12 Lead β

Second attempt, clean, epic climb, wanted to do it a third time! Always place the gear

Double Knee Bar 29/Mar/12 Lead dnf

Took a whipper with my feet just at the lip, flipped upside down. Very pumped when reaching for jugs on the face. Pleased with the confidence I applied.

DaveMo 25/Mar/12 2nd

Loved it! Roof section really made my arms feel pumped. Would have struggled to lead this as it was hard enough trying to remove the gear.

Hardcore Pat 25/Mar/12 Lead β
with Chris Vanderz
Hidden 25/Mar/12 Lead β
Chris Sansum 25/Mar/12 Lead dog

Ran out of steam after trying to place a big cam in the big pocket above the cheese block and flake. Mistake as only 2 of the 4 cam lobes would fit in! Got tired of hanging, so decided to let go. Big cam held, then ripped! Fell as far as the ledge, then got back on and completed the route clean. Good to finish it as I am crap at roofs! Want to do it again soon!

with Ramsey Villanueva
stefie c 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 24/Mar/12 Lead rpt

2nded again as well.

clukins 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Steve13
JakeWShaw 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead RP
pete1993 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Steve13 24/Mar/12 2nd β
with clukins
David Shelmerdine 24/Mar/12 2nd
with Gavin Peach
Jake Young 24/Mar/12 Lead rpt
alias dave 17/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with malx
jack adams 12/Mar/12 2nd
phildavies84 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Roberto 11/Mar/12 -
Shortarse.Crowley ?/Mar/12 Lead O/S

great but scarily exposed :)

with Justin Critchlow
peteramsden ?/Mar/12 Lead

bloody awesome route!!

Steeve 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

utterly classic and totally enjoyable =]

Hidden 26/Feb/12 2nd rpt
CragDog 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Awesome... was told what gear. Thanks to Jacob for massive psyche and gear advice, while he was on Painted rumour; taking the attention off me.

jacobjacob 25/Feb/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
simeclimb68 19/Feb/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 19/Feb/12 2nd
Alex@home 15/Jan/12 2nd rpt
with The Doctor
Don Jebus 13/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Great fun, belayed with an italian hitch due to no belay device (tied right this time...)

funsized 08/Jan/12 Lead dnf

Damp and Hungover. Apparently The Sloth doesn't respect the fact its your birthday! First trad fall. A relatively unscathed monstrous 12 meters! Exciting.

Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Dave Hill ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Tom Wayman ??/2012 2nd dnf

Must go back and complete!!!

drew8connelly ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
steven24584 ??/2012 Lead
AndrewJamesCherry ??/2012 Lead

best done quickly, without thinking, and slightly hungover...

Mike Warner ??/2012 Lead O/S

Definite personal favorite!..

maddy.c ??/2012 -
Sam Melville ??/2012 -
gazfellows ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 27/Nov/11 Lead O/S
timmyhobby 17/Nov/11 Lead
Chris Redding 12/Nov/11 Lead dnf

didn't like the jam, placed the hex and downclimbed, bailed after i fell downclimbing a second time. getting the gear back was interesting

Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Steve Waters, Mynydd 06/Nov/11 AltLd

Mike led to the Pedestal. I led the roof. After many years of waiting, this superb climb did not disappoint. The shake-outs at the Cheeseblock and the big flake to its right were much better than expected leaving me fresh for the crux. The holds were big and positive. The main challenge was to choose a successful sequence from the many permutations available. The option I selected involved no jamming whatsoever by moving left a little along the lip flake (after inserting the obligatory Hex) and then a long reach with the right hand up to a juggy ledge. Celebrated sitting on the mat in the late afternoon sun eating Sushi and drinking Mike's real coffee. Perfect!

Cake 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Not hard. I was thoroughly psyched for this and the psych helped.

mtempest 06/Nov/11 2nd
with Steve Waters, Mynydd
mishtu 29/Oct/11 2nd
with lewiz
lewiz 29/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Backed off due to rain, had a take on cam in roof. Removed gear on downclimb

Hidden 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S
James Oswald 26/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Awesome route, truly gripping. Got a bit cold at the cheese block so reversed back to the block. Struggled to get the hex to seat perfectly but it was a good placement. Pumpy and awkward top. Scary!

tom.ireson 25/Oct/11 Lead O/S

The crux of this route is definitely the psychological challenge of committing to the roof! once committed it's just fun all the way! Definitely ok to do as one pitch, barely noticed any drag but that was without placing any gear up to the pedestal. Anything before there would have to be well extended I think. Great route, well worth its reputation.

with Char
andrew hammond 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Woody
Hidden 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Bubba Waddy 23/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Andy
bobpilgrem 22/Oct/11 Lead β

Dropped onto gear (large hex) trying to jam the top crack.Second attempt from pedestal got the sequence right (ignoring the jam !) and finished easily- pleased to have climbed at last but annoyed messing up the on-sight.

Dan Geh 22/Oct/11 Lead dog

F**K!!!! wasn't feeling it today :( At least I managed to get 2 freshers up!

with Freshers
Stig 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Greg
tompilgrem 22/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 2nd rpt
s.c.white 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Oct/11 Lead rpt
gw3285 02/Oct/11 Lead
t8t9t8 02/Oct/11 2nd dnf
Hidden ?/Oct/11 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/11 Lead
derek carter 28/Sep/11 -

Andy Moncrief and Derek Carter.I was elated to do this great glimb, after failing on it in the mid sixties with Dave Wood and John Smiler Davis.I think it`s a little harder since some of the flake has fallen off.It felt great pulling through this at 68.It was a long itch.Good pumpy moves,no jams,left hand stretch for small jug left of the crack.Thanks to Andy for the tightish rope.Give it the respect it deserves and regrade it E1.The Viliane was right.Use your head,plus your hands and feet.Awesome.The lumbago kicked in at the top.

MartinPL 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

The best grit route :)

peaker16 25/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 22/Sep/11 2nd rpt

Almost just as good on second

with AMJ098, tgeh
tgeh 22/Sep/11 Lead rpt


with adam jordan, dan geh
Matt Fry 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S

On Andys gear. Brilliant.

with bigdrew
bigdrew 18/Sep/11 Lead O/S
danny3007 18/Sep/11 TR dog
Alex Munnery 15/Sep/11 2nd
mark20 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
AMJ098 ?/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Dan Geh
Nigel Bond 24/Aug/11 -
with Bern Hardman
Simon_Letman 21/Aug/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/Aug/11 2nd rpt
helios 21/Aug/11 2nd
Brannock 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Mega route, the holds are huge, crux was getting stood up once past the roof.

Hidden 20/Aug/11 Lead β
Dave Foster 20/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Not hard, just looks it. Brilliant to be able to climb something this angle at such an amenable grade.

with Si 2
Jonny Nick 18/Aug/11 2nd β

A bit gutted i seconded this before leading it. Definitely a lead in the near future. Just a head game, the jugs on the overhang are brilliant.

with Viki
sgl0jd 17/Aug/11 -
Petarghh 09/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
waynem1985 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Wonderful clmbing, pleasent all the way up to the crux, and the sling just makes it feel uber safe. manged to pull up and get a hex in. and breezed over roof.

with antdav
waynem1985 06/Aug/11 2nd rpt

Loved it so much i went for another go, and seconded Alan

with hotfeet
hotfeet 06/Aug/11 Lead
antdav 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Almost bottled it as i couldnt get the jam, the reach was a bit slopey but managed to get verticle again. Awesome route

thomasaneurinsmith 05/Aug/11 2nd
with Neil Redgrave, Stuart Reeves
stuaart 05/Aug/11 2nd O/S

Neil led. Bark definitely worse than bite. Top route though.

with thomasaneurinsmith, Neil Redgrave
Bumblebee Biggs 03/Aug/11 Lead O/S

menacing! first roof overhang lead!

Martin Davies 02/Aug/11 Lead O/S

BRILLIANT route. Best I've done on grit so far.

with Tim Rogers
sputnik 02/Aug/11 Lead dog
mattnuttall ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Matthew Tink Taylor
littleluke ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
kermit_uk 31/Jul/11 Lead O/S

AWESOME!!! Nuff said!

with Ian
asmith37 30/Jul/11 2nd dog
Hidden 30/Jul/11 Lead O/S
robman 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S
tgeh 25/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with dan geh
Dan Geh 25/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Not as hard as it looks, but very intimidating. Best grit HVS?

with tgeh
Hidden 20/Jul/11 Lead O/S
darlolad 18/Jul/11 Lead
Mitch1990 14/Jul/11 Lead β

Best climb ive done on grit to this date! Easier than I thought it would be. Don't get put off by its look, it stopped me doing it for over a year. Smashing route hit it with confidants and you'll be fine.

Spanner 14/Jul/11 2nd
darlolad 14/Jul/11 Lead O/S
shafiq lalloo 13/Jul/11 2nd O/S
berry 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
al99 03/Jul/11 2nd rpt
with Chris Campbell, Luke Watts
Hidden 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
williamsd79 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Lee Wales
Hidden 02/Jul/11 2nd
HIGHTOWER 02/Jul/11 Lead β
Budge 01/Jul/11 Lead O/S
dangerousoldfool 01/Jul/11 2nd
with Budge
gpcomps 28/Jun/11 Lead dog

Fantastic route, had to rest at the crux, but made it in the end

with Stoff
Stoff 28/Jun/11 Lead dnf

Got over the lip, after svereal attempts, but then had no energy to deal with the crack.

with gpcomps
Stoff 28/Jun/11 2nd dog

Could not get cam out from block which trapped the sling. Got so pumped trying to get this out that I needed a rest. Bit of a trauma really !

with gpcomps
kat-lyle 26/Jun/11 2nd
AndyMcCoy 26/Jun/11 2nd dog

Sat on the big cam

Fred_Richard 26/Jun/11 Lead dog

next time i do it clean! It was much easier than anticipated. Found the hardest was actually getting to the Sling placement. Rested on the cam above because too pumped fromm faffing with gear.

with Andy Mccoy, kat-lyle
thomasadixon 19/Jun/11 Lead rpt
with chrism225, Johnny
chrism225 19/Jun/11 2nd β

Second after not completing lead.

with shef tom
JRae 19/Jun/11 Lead

Felt a lot easier than expected. Huge holds and safe.

Hidden 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
matthewjames 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Alex Bashford
thomasadixon 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with mwatson
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead
Frostie 09/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Great route through the roof, easier than expected (4c maybe?) well worth the 3 stars. I liked it that much I did it again.

with guy757
Hidden 09/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 07/Jun/11 Lead O/S
deejmonkey 05/Jun/11 2nd
np134 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with TRFrost, N. Howett
Julesthe1st 05/Jun/11 Lead O/S

Sling the cheese block and psyche and burn! Big holds all the way. Exhilarating.

with Andy Borne
roof 05/Jun/11 Lead β

Epic climb, can't believe how easy it was after psyching myself out so many times!

with Chris Grant, Jim Lear
tomparrott 05/Jun/11 Lead
elbeanio 05/Jun/11 2nd O/S
TRFrost 05/Jun/11 Lead β
with np134
craig naylor 01/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Kyle87 ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Phil PBC ?/Jun/11 AltLd
with henry castle
dangerousoldfool ?/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Budge
Jonathan Hall 31/May/11 Lead

Lovely stuff! Shame i was getting dripped on through the crack.

with RM199
thetradlad 27/May/11 2nd RP
Lawrence Bird 27/May/11 Lead

burnt off jake, and stole his (shit) gear

bwestwood 25/May/11 Lead
Tom Stoddart 14/May/11 Lead

Climbed in gentle rain, which turned to heavy rain, then hail! Easier than it looks. But it looks pretty scary. Didn't place any gear above the cheeseblock, the holds were confidence-inspiring.

with Iain Leverett
willoates 05/May/11 Lead O/S

AMAZING! going to do it so many times :)

with Jim Burton
Mark Warnett 02/May/11 Lead β

pure climbing pleasure!

chrissyboy ?/May/11 2nd
with Ruffio
jon clayton ?/May/11 Lead rpt
simonward 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
JohnBear 28/Apr/11 Lead dog

fell twice. disappointed. mark belayed

Hidden 27/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
llamaglama 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Nick, JamieSparkes
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead dnf
J_Spooner 25/Apr/11 2nd
with MarkRoe
MarkRoe 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S

I've been wanting to do this since the last time I visited the roaches when this was well above me. Superb intimidating, pumpy and nervy fun.

Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead O/S
benwhit 21/Apr/11 Lead O/S
terri mc 20/Apr/11 2nd β
with Justin Critchlow
rockman 19/Apr/11 2nd β

Superb lead from Ed. Worth every star

ed edwards 19/Apr/11 Lead
with rockman
highclimber 19/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Lovely route, not as hard as it is intimidating. Been trying to climb it for too long but things always stopped me, perigrines, greenyness and rain are the main culprits. will def do it again.

Hidden 19/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Alistair Corbett 10/Apr/11 Lead rpt

2nd time just for laugh. great route!

with ben peake
CharlieMack 10/Apr/11 2nd rpt

Did it barefoot this time, sort of made it easier i think, awesome situation hanging around at the lip of the roof barefoot :D

with David
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Chi Cheng 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

What a route.

with Bart Harris
Hidden 27/Mar/11 2nd
vanderz 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Aid@n 26/Mar/11 Lead dog

Spent ages trying to clip cam then panicked at the lip and fell, lowered to ledge and got it easily. Oh well, will be back.

with Dan Stephens
crispyboy 20/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Lashlin
Hidden 20/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
groliver26 19/Mar/11 2nd

with geoff and jonny

with j4star, grp
Jake Young 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Graham Westbrook 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Mar/11 2nd
with Westy
rosh3000 02/Feb/11 -
Hidden ?/Feb/11 -
Hidden ?/Feb/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 29/Jan/11 2nd
dan-8990 20/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with AO
jon clayton 20/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with sasha
Hidden 20/Jan/11 2nd O/S
Bob ??/2011 -
adie84 ??/2011 -
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Rory Shaw ??/2011 -
ColinD ??/2011 Lead
RM199 ??/2011 2nd O/S
Gareth H ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Andy Peak 1 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
ollie_e ??/2011 -
Luke Brooks ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
PAJames ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd dog
mark_chal 15/Nov/10 Lead O/S
jamesgodwin64 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Keendan 06/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Really cool. Managed to get two cams in before I got too pumped. Got a weird rest by squeezing all limbs into the crack just before the final moves. Loved it

chris_whitehead1898 ?/Nov/10 Lead
andysroom ?/Nov/10 Lead O/S
Sophie Nunn 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Emma
Andrew Abraham 24/Oct/10 2nd
with Chris
Abevan 24/Oct/10 -
with james walker
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
ig248 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Hannes B 12/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Shane
Andrew Abraham 25/Sep/10 Lead O/S

At last, lived up to expectation, and it was jugtastic, happy days.

monsteratt 25/Sep/10 2nd O/S

Felt quite intimidated despite being on second. The roof itself was straightforward with jugs in all the right places. The wall above a tricky awkard move.

with Andy Reyner, Andrew Abraham
rustaldo 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S

awesome climbing.. kit learnt about heel hooks the hard way

Hidden 24/Sep/10 2nd O/S
sam820 24/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/10 2nd O/S
Danny Crump 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with LiL Saz
LiL Saz 12/Sep/10 2nd
Phill Mitch 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S
with bleggs
grp 01/Sep/10 Lead

no need to jam

grp 01/Sep/10 Lead

no need to jam

Daniels735 31/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Chris lead it. Seconded it without any problems. Quite honestly a brilliant climb. Looks intimidating from the ground but the overhang gives in surprisingly easily with great holds.

with Clair Fowler, Chris Waters
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
al99 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/10 2nd
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead dog
riddle 21/Aug/10 Lead O/S


Laurence Everitt 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Alex Winter 11/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with rylett
rylett 11/Aug/10 Lead

Rested on cam midway through roof

climbinmunkey 03/Aug/10 Lead β

Have seen this climbed on Neil G's DVD so I didn't take the full onsite. Much easier than expected; didn't jam at all on the overhang just did an offwidth to get through the top part of the crack. Super position, great climb.

with Ken
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Noodles30 ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S
adamwesthead 23/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Hoult, zebster
zebster 23/Jul/10 2nd dog
with Nick, adamwesthead
irish paul 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Sarah Joyce
Hidden 10/Jul/10 Lead O/S
grubes 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Nice climb a lot easier than it looks.

Shorty83 02/Jul/10 2nd dnf

Choked on the overhang. Next time...

with Gigga
willworkforfoodjnr 02/Jul/10 Lead β

Dithered for a while before finally committing.

beci tointen ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

nearly cryed at the top!

with Jamie Kean
coombsy ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Awesome. The feeling after this one stuck with me for days...

with Rich G
Gigga ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Jim Slater 26/Jun/10 2nd rpt
becster 19/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Excellent, a bold lead for Mark, a really nice second for me!

Thinker01 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Excellent swingy fun. Indoor climbing out doors.

with becster
RFWilkie 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Martin Cleaver 16/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dan Gibson
Jacqui Parker 12/Jun/10 2nd
with Stu Burbidge, James Dexter
sgl0jd 12/Jun/10 Lead
lukea ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with dan, Al
williamsd79 ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
saalty ?/Jun/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
sam corbett 30/May/10 Lead β

Pretty epic :)

with Alistair Corbett
siah 25/May/10 Lead rpt
with collin
Hidden 25/May/10 2nd rpt
Hidden 25/May/10 Lead rpt
Shad 23/May/10 2nd

Gutted to have sat on the rope. Need to get better at jamming. Superb route.

JDDD 23/May/10 Lead

A good climb to warm up on... NOT! I found the roof more intimidating to look at from the ledge than to climb. A cheeky rest on the rope did not take anything away for me. Got the jam which is excellent!

Ali H 22/May/10 AltLd

Ali first pitch Glyn second pitch

Glyn Davidson 22/May/10 AltLd dog

Took a fall unable to get the jam to stick after turning the lip. Bomber hex in place though so fall was uneventful. Glad to get on and have a go though, I'd looked up at this route on my previous two visits and thought better of it.

with Ali H
Hidden 21/May/10 Lead O/S
Diggler 21/May/10 Lead O/S

Should have lead this when hvs was my limit. Still an excellent climb.

with Johnny
Hidden 20/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/10 Lead O/S
Mike Hegarty 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Looks nasty but it aint..!

with Lee
Misha 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Have been wanting to do this for a long time but had never quite got round to it previously (excuses, excuses!). The route didn't disappoint. Proved easier than it looked from the Pedestal, which is just as well!

Pay Attention 15/May/10 2nd
with Misha
Ztephan 10/May/10 Lead O/S

My first grit lead, obviously I'm hooked now.

with Jim
jacobjacob 09/May/10 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett 08/May/10 Lead O/S

most exciting lead to date! some good positive holds but pretty intimidating.

with ben peake
Smudge03 04/May/10 Lead O/S
with Claudia
chedder 02/May/10 2nd
with bcfan
williamsd79 01/May/10 2nd O/S
ciaran1999 28/Apr/10 Lead
with saul
Hidden 27/Apr/10 2nd O/S
Souljah 27/Apr/10 Lead O/S


Hidden 27/Apr/10 TR
Oliver Houston 24/Apr/10 Lead β

Steve did 1st lead, pulled the rope and lead on his pre-placed gear

Hidden 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd β
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd dnf
manwithacam 19/Apr/10 2nd

Really enjoyed seconding this. Wasnt up for leading it and got to experience it withhout the full on gripping effect. Not sure at what point Don Whillans had to use his loaf tho!

with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 18/Apr/10 Lead dog

That bloody jamming move to get out of the roof got me.

davewsargent 17/Apr/10 2nd O/S
blueroly 17/Apr/10 2nd dnf

Bottled the overhang... I'll do it by the end of the summer.

with Oleg Makarov
mic_b 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt

Fantastic day!

with Michelle
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Adam Potter 17/Apr/10 2nd
with Sari
Double Knee Bar 12/Apr/10 2nd dog
JCB42 06/Apr/10 Lead dog

Completed the overhang, fell with feet over the lip down to the pedestal. - Few stood back on pedestal, shook out and completed it. :)

with The_JT
jkarran 04/Apr/10 Lead

Surprisingly amenable and not too intimidating up close. Pleased to have this ticked

mattyork2 04/Apr/10 2nd
with jkarran
hilty ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S

easy easy easy

peaches69 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S

loved it, trick to this route is not to think about it too much before you get there or you will bottle it, like me an some of my friends have done many times before!!!!! plenty of gear in it and stopped to place it. nice and easy, just takes balls

with dan abbat
Hidden 23/Mar/10 2nd dog
Hidden 14/Mar/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Mar/10 2nd rpt
roberts1234567890 12/Mar/10 2nd
with Jamie Hawton
Hidden ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
nickmattia ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Epic. One of the best! Get up there and get it done.

jimmatthews 20/Feb/10 Lead
with Gav
UKB Shark 11/Feb/10 2nd
with Jen and Mike from Nottingham
Jim Tan ??/2010 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
Lunar25 ??/2010 Lead β
andyob ??/2010 Lead O/S

lead on pre-placed gear, turned it in a nice sports route

with Diggler
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
clair.fowler ??/2010 2nd O/S
Ebarnes ??/2010 -
GF ??/2010 -
Drew M ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
chris fox ??/2010 Lead O/S
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Ade P ??/2010 Lead
geddicakes ??/2010 Lead β
Emma-Louise Anderson 17/Nov/09 2nd
with David Haygarth
ciaran1999 09/Nov/09 2nd
with saul
sce8 07/Nov/09 Lead dnf
with Neil Howett
ccraigg22 28/Oct/09 AltLd dog

I seconded the crux

Hidden 28/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hillseeker 25/Oct/09 Lead
with Simon Whitehead
masa-alpin 25/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Absolutely awesome! Forgot to take a long sling, so placed a nut. I got tired in the process and so climbed down to the ledge to have a rest to recover. The strategy worked well -- well, for me at least, while Tony experienced a nightmare to retrieve the nut. Sorry!

with Tony H
jandyd05 23/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Quick dash to the Roaches after work - rewarded with a class climb ! Quite strenuous over the overhang (which is the move on the climb rest is easy) >90 degree bodyposition while heel hooking is not usual HVS fayre anywhere apart from grit (!) though Simon seemed to manage to do by jamming rather than hanging - grit monkey !

with Simon Cox
belay bunny turned bad 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with loundsy
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
simonw1 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
d_meacher 11/Oct/09 Lead dog
with Hazel
snakebite 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with mlmatt
mlmatt 11/Oct/09 2nd
with Dan Masterman
Silum 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Intimidating route to set off on, and super intimidating leaving the ledge. A wild and classic route.

Hidden 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/09 Lead O/S
elCapitano 25/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Ran out the start, placed the odd bomber up to the sling on the block. Reversed to the ledge, shook out the pump, then blasted through the roof. Awesome route, never in doubt. All good prep for Quietus…

with Smudge
superturbo 20/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Sep/09 2nd
PeteH 16/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with ndp
ndp 15/Sep/09 2nd
melonmike 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Em66
david morse 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with mikey+em
Em66 13/Sep/09 2nd
nr 12/Sep/09 2nd
Solcambs 12/Sep/09 Lead dnf

Into the overhang with great protection below me with a sling and a runner ... making good into the upper crack when feet cut loose - no option but to spot for a landing and let go as no amount of flailing was going to help find some footing. The slab below hyperextended my foot as I landed, and I limped off thoroughly gutted I had had to bail. A long walk to the car (ouch that really did hurt) and a visit to A&E the following day confirmed the worse! Still crutches are good for upper body strength, right?

with nr
richardhopton 07/Sep/09 Lead rpt


with Tradmania
joese7en ?/Sep/09 2nd O/S
Jim Slater 16/Aug/09 Lead dog

Seriously intimidating ... hung on gear a lot but very happy just to get up it.

with Trevor Wilson
KeithW 02/Aug/09 2nd dog

Needed a tight rope at the crux.

with Kev Bowser
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/09 2nd
quiffhanger 27/Jul/09 Lead
Mr Wild 15/Jul/09 Solo
mlmatt 12/Jul/09 Lead β
with Paul
areeves 12/Jul/09 Lead β
with Andy
Hidden 01/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/09 Lead
chris m fisher 26/Jun/09 2nd
with Dan M
Hidden 25/Jun/09 2nd dog
D-Si 24/Jun/09 2nd
with Dominic Bridgewood
Graeme Hammond 16/Jun/09 Lead rpt

As good as before, my arms didn't feel as strong but then it was the first route of the day and i hung around to put a 2nd runner in other than the cheese block this time which got in the way of the nice hand jam!!

JWB 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Yes !!!!

with Mark Anstey
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead dog
grakgrak 13/Jun/09 2nd dog
with duncan
sgl0jd 13/Jun/09 Lead β
Hidden 08/Jun/09 Lead β
smudge 04/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Rob
Gandy ?/Jun/09 Lead dog

Nice whipper off the overhang - suddenly forgot what I was doing! Glad for the friend in the pocket

Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd dog
ShaneHoubart ?/Jun/09 2nd
Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
Twisty 30/May/09 Lead O/S

Upside down VDiff

with Byron Buck
Byronius Maximus 30/May/09 2nd O/S

Climbing was easier than I expected it to be, probably a different proposition on the lead though.

with Twisty
CharlieMack 25/May/09 2nd O/S
with Matt Watkins
Jillybean 24/May/09 2nd
with Bennykr
Bennykr 24/May/09 Lead O/S

Amazing Climb

Bennykr 24/May/09 2nd rpt

So gud that i went up again, but mainly to get gear out for someone esle!!

with burdy
mattnuttall 24/May/09 Lead
with Alan Holden
Irn Bruce 23/May/09 Lead O/S

Found this easier than I expected. The hard part isn't getting over the lip (jugs galore) but protecting yourself once over, arm-jam whilst fiddling with my no. 4 friend was a bit hair-raising!

with Ian Jenkins
CharlieMack 02/May/09 Lead rpt
with Janek Mamino
Rose Williams 02/May/09 2nd O/S
with gnc760
gnc760 02/May/09 Lead O/S
with Rose Williams
shaned 26/Apr/09 Lead β
with Rosie, Heather
JonBrown 25/Apr/09 2nd dnf

Easy slabby cracks, creeky holds broke my nerve

TiffTiff 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Jon Brown, Steve M
CharlieMack 20/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with William Harling
Andrew Sloan 19/Apr/09 Lead rpt
liamoloughlin 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
mr random 13/Apr/09 2nd dog
dan gibson 13/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Rob Laird 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Very intimidating stood underneath the overhang, but good holds.

GPN 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with net
aspyrex 11/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Martin Haworth
Martin Haworth 11/Apr/09 Lead O/S


with aspyrex
Hidden ?/Apr/09 2nd
liamoloughlin ?/Apr/09 Lead O/S
nige 20/Feb/09 Lead
with john reti
popov86 03/Jan/09 Lead
keith leonard ??/2009 -
niall_stone ??/2009 2nd
Peter Rhodes ??/2009 -
jiles 31/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Alex Winter 31/Dec/08 Lead O/S
with jiles
Tez29 07/Dec/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Nov/08 2nd
teflonpete 19/Oct/08 Lead dnf

Fell off at the first roof flake and bashed my wrist. No more climbing that day

with Tom
clive-greenwood 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Mark PJ
Joris.Roulleau ?/Oct/08 TR
with Mike McKenna
vvanhinsbergh 27/Sep/08 AltLd

lead pitch 1 (only VD mind)

hamish2016 27/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with vince vahinsberg
siah 24/Sep/08 2nd β
with gavin nixon
Hidden 21/Sep/08 2nd O/S
chris m fisher 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Andy
nickwhimster 20/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Matt Barnet
DrIan 20/Sep/08 Lead dog

First time stuffed up getting over the lip of the overhang. Down climbed a bit and dropped to the slab, sprained ankle. Stayed on then went again put a small friend in at the start of the roof and then did it in much better style.

with Scott & Rachel
Hidden 14/Sep/08 2nd β
will9911 14/Sep/08 Lead O/S
sonaf 23/Jul/08 TR
with Malc
C.J.Horsfield 21/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with paul
will6459 15/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Dave Mason Sam Crabb
pauldrew 13/Jul/08 Lead
with Julian Cox
DeniseWootten ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Luke Walsh, Umbreen Ahmed, Paul Hendry
skittles 09/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with will johnson, dave mason
lukewalsh ?/Mar/08 -
feilx 23/Feb/08 Lead rpt

Moonlight ascent, 2am, amazing

with Dave M
dmoir 23/Feb/08 2nd O/S

Awesome, all the chalked up holds light by moonlight!

with feilx
Hidden 14/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Owen W-G 10/Feb/08 Lead O/S

Reasonable climbing at the most unlikely angle for the grade. Some awesome thigh jams past the lip. Bog standard HVS.

with Robin
sadams 09/Feb/08 2nd
with Eric Hildrew
alexharv3y 27/Jan/08 Lead dnf
ian storey ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 Lead O/S
areeves ??/2008 2nd β
with Andy
Goose4 ??/2008 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 21/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Intimidating stuff, the best hand and foot holds on any route ever!

lundyman 08/Sep/07 Lead
Clee 08/Sep/07 2nd
PanzerHanzler 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
Different Steve 08/Sep/07 Lead O/S

What a route!

with Clee
MikeLeeds 01/Sep/07 Lead O/S

Mike who i met at the bottom went first and placed all gear, fell off, i lowered him down and he let me have a crack using his preplaced gear.

with Mike who i met at the bottom
bfreeman ?/Sep/07 Lead O/S
tskelhon 13/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with luke evans
Graeme Hammond 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
jchenoweth 05/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Joe
Shaw Brown 03/Aug/07 Lead
with David Jones
Marvino 01/Aug/07 Lead

Put a sling on the block then went for it. Much easier than I thought it would be, especially once you get your feet on the flake. Wouldn't have liked to hang around putting in gear.

with Mark
TomHaigh ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Ryan Jones
Geras 28/Jul/07 2nd
with Paul O-T
Hidden 17/Jul/07 2nd
richardhopton 09/Jul/07 2nd
Phil Jennings 08/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Matt Burdekin
Hidden ?/Jul/07 2nd
Goody 19/Jun/07 2nd dnf
with Mark Ford
Jon_Warner 08/Jun/07 2nd dog

Got the sequence all wrong.

Jonny_86 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S

solid sling but if fallen at end of roof would have really messed up ankles!! bomber hex. V fun route with massive holds. Crux poss after roof.

derico 07/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Alex M
wirralclimber1984 01/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with dave body
centurion05 ?/Jun/07 Lead O/S

easy HVS

with Stu Harth
Stig 29/May/07 Lead rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Hidden 26/May/07 Lead O/S
skittles 23/May/07 2nd dog

Seemore (Gareth) lead the route clean, with a few down climbing rests so to get the gear in the overhang and i 2nd him with one hanging rest stop near the lip because i got pumped from unfortunatly fiddling with sling lol, was an awesome climb though, big adrenelin rush.

with Gareth Watkins
AngelaC 07/May/07 2nd
with Pete
Morgan Woods 05/May/07 Lead O/S

Quite pumpy but great gear and exposure. Def don't want to hang around too long placing gear.

with Gareth
flyboy86 ?/May/07 Lead dnf

Climbed to the lip hung around too long, so down climbed for a rest, went for it again and dropped! landed on my knees...nice!

with Nick (kendogcatchy)
kendogcatchy ?/May/07 2nd dnf
with Dave Clarke
Hidden ?/May/07 2nd O/S
Steerpike 17/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tommo
tatz45 10/Apr/07 Lead O/S

In the dark!

with Quentin O'Brien
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
drop dead fred... ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
eley1 ?/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd
daza 31/Mar/07 Lead dog
with Ash
jonnyboy 23/Mar/07 Lead O/S

awsome, hardwork after the roof pulling into the crack

with jscoles
Hidden 02/Mar/07 Lead O/S
alaan 03/Feb/07 Lead rpt

Night ascent...

with Chris
Ben1983 03/Feb/07 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Feb/07 2nd
Mike W ??/2007 2nd RP

very nics

markvr ??/2007 Lead O/S

easier than it looks. getting over the intimidation is the hardest part. just go fast, bang the cam in the break, and then wedge yourself in the offwidth above and get your breath back....

Hidden ??/2007 -
tommytuffa ??/2007 -
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
deanroberts ??/2007 Lead O/S
deanroberts ??/2007 Lead O/S
Fraser13 ??/2007 -
DannyK 25/Dec/06 2nd O/S
sgl0jd 21/Dec/06 Lead
with Tom Devas
russonly 03/Dec/06 Lead dnf
daza 03/Nov/06 Lead dog
with Nick C
Hidden ?/Nov/06 Lead
dycotiles 14/Oct/06 Lead β

Just brilliant!

with Duncan
AJ007 08/Oct/06 Lead
dan gibson 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with AJ
OffshoreAndy 18/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with UKC Jeremy
tumbling wizard 18/Sep/06 Lead O/S
with andrew marshall
Ed Booth 05/Sep/06 Lead O/S

The flakes are dead scary - i thought they were going to come off. Nice easy route though in one hell of a position. Got to be one of the most intimidating climbs.

with Roel Driesen
Hidden 15/Aug/06 Lead O/S
juza 13/Aug/06 Lead
with GF
Hidden 12/Aug/06 Lead β
bigie bob 08/Aug/06 2nd O/S
ChrisBrooke 06/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with John Inkpen
Hidden 21/Jul/06 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Jul/06 Lead
givemetea ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
Pythonist 18/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Wonderful - Severe for 20m followed by a fun V1 boulder problem with perfect fall-out. And you don't have to jam!

with Cathy Lane
Hidden 28/May/06 2nd dog
Hidden 11/May/06 Lead O/S
richgac 29/Apr/06 2nd rpt

Definitely more fun to lead!

with Army Tom
spacey 22/Apr/06 Lead O/S
Roch 22/Apr/06 2nd
Hidden 25/Mar/06 Lead
climbingrick 01/Mar/06 Lead O/S
Jack Symmons ?/Mar/06 Lead

Only slung the cheese block. Starteed to work off higher up.

with Chris T
Bristoldave ??/2006 Lead O/S
Holly R ??/2006 2nd
with Jorg
John Lisle ??/2006 -
Billg ??/2006 Lead O/S
with Megan Beaumont
The old James turnbull ??/2006 -
mark s ??/2006 Solo
Netgear7 ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 Lead dog
Si dH 20/Sep/05 Lead O/S
with Tom Lambert
Hidden 04/Sep/05 Lead O/S
Somerset swede basher ?/Sep/05 Lead β
with Steve Elliff
Hidden ?/Sep/05 Lead O/S
just one more 04/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with chris nunn
LoopyLou ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S

An impressive climb that captures the imagination. Definitely not your average HVS, although it is friendly. Should be in the top 50 climbs. Relatively easy moves through the roof. The big question is whether you protect the roof, with potential to pump out placing gear, or risk a nasty fall. I didn't, and conquered.

with Helen Lear
jamieevans ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S
will_benfold ?/Aug/05 Lead O/S

First HVS lead.

lost.arrow 22/Jul/05 -
with Isabelle Membrez
Stig 08/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Karl Walton
Katex ?/Jul/05 Lead dnf

I fell off the top move, 10 metres to slam into the slab below. Broke my heel, but not my resolve, and haven't been able to climb for a while now, but soon I hope! At least my pro held...I will be back

with Simon Edwards
philhilo ?/Jun/05 Lead rpt

First fell off this several times as a teenager - 16, from the lip, ouch! Took 25+ years and leading E4 to come back to it!

Mat J ?/Jun/05 Lead
chrishedgehog 15/May/05 Lead O/S
with Will Parsons
blahblahblah 14/May/05 2nd O/S
with Chris Miller
DavidR 14/May/05 Lead O/S
jparry75 ?/May/05 Lead
with emlyn
Mark A Humphries 19/Mar/05 Lead O/S
with gary wood
Hidden ?/Mar/05 Lead β
benjhans ?/Mar/05 2nd O/S
with Dan Braund
Lawrence Eccles ??/2005 2nd O/S
with John, A. Crook
Kevster ??/2005 -
matt30987 ??/2005 Lead RP

My best onsite and was a turning point for me, since doing this i started climbing harder and more frequent.

with Dad
Hidden ??/2005 -
mark s ??/2005 -
Hidden 31/Dec/04 Lead O/S
Mark Brightwell 31/Oct/04 2nd

Chris Warner lead

Jez 16/Oct/04 Lead O/S
chris warner ?/Oct/04 Lead
with sandhurst
donkster ?/Sep/04 2nd O/S
with mark s
dannyboy83 ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with feilx
johnboyrevel ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Sam
cem 23/May/04 Lead β
with GrahamD
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 22/May/04 Lead O/S
brian watson 02/May/04 Lead O/S
with Rodney Fewins
Hidden ?/May/04 Lead O/S
Apharri ?/May/04 Lead O/S
with Dave Wharton
Hidden 24/Apr/04 Lead
ASchwirtz 24/Apr/04 Lead O/S
richgac 28/Mar/04 Lead

Onsight. Wild!

with Nick
shoulders 06/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/04 2nd
RossG ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead O/S
nickdonohue ??/2004 Lead
mbutton ??/2004 Lead O/S
with Tris Fox
feilx ??/2004 -
Hidden 26/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Lev 18/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Spen
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead
jimshrimp 16/Sep/03 Lead

Day off sick from work, peer encouragement, worthy of 3 stars plus!

Mark Stevenson 12/Jul/03 Lead O/S
tradandybrown ?/Jul/03 -
with Rob andrews
Hidden 29/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/03 2nd O/S
Hidden 10/May/03 Lead O/S
jamiev ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with Adrian Berry
gonggashan ?/May/03 2nd O/S
with Dave
Hidden 17/Apr/03 Lead rpt
Hidden 13/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/03 Lead O/S
Rob Kinsey ??/2003 Lead
Hidden ??/2003 2nd
soph ??/2003 -
unfit ??/2003 AltLd
Brian Rodgers ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Dave Malia
Ram MkiV ??/2003 Lead O/S

surprisingly i don't remember much from this climb. It was my first route at the roaches. Remember being daunted under the roof but it went surprisingly easily considering 'i can't hardly climb'.

with Andy Reeve
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Aug/02 Lead
Hidden 07/Apr/02 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 16/Feb/02 Lead dog
with Neil Henson
Hidden ?/Feb/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2002 -
dan gibson ??/2002 -
Gus ??/2002 -
VPJB ??/2002 -
cem 23/Sep/01 Lead dnf
with GrahamD
lost.arrow 03/Aug/01 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/01 Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya ?/Jun/01 2nd O/S
Charlie Staincliffe ?/Jun/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/01 Lead
Milne ??/2001 Lead dnf

been out on the roof twice now, lack of commitment/bottle/strength to pull over, even with ok friend placed.

Jon Read ?/Nov/00 Lead O/S
with Graham Hewitt
Ally Smith ?/Oct/00 Lead O/S

Date a guess

with EmilyG
goi.ashmore 20/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas
Neil McA 12/Jul/00 2nd rpt
with Martin Axe juggler Wilson
Laramadness 30/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Rich Malcolm 01/Apr/00 Lead dog
with Adrian Perry
Hidden ?/Apr/00 Lead O/S
zero six ??/2000 Lead O/S
jonka ??/2000 Lead
kato'sdad ??/2000 Lead
Jack Geldard ??/2000 Lead O/S
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
RobSimmo ??/2000 2nd
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
antroy 15/May/99 2nd
Tarquin ??/1999 2nd
tuftynick ??/1999 Lead
with ciaran troup
Mike_d78 01/Aug/98 Lead
with ste_d
ste_d 01/Aug/98 2nd O/S
CrashMat Rob 09/May/98 Lead O/S
with Dan, MissNicky
Mark Riley ??/1998 AltLd
with Richard Ibberson
BruceW ??/1998 Lead dog
with Keith S.
Hidden 10/Sep/97 2nd
Chris Murray ?/Jun/97 Lead


with Richard Bower
skygodley 15/Feb/97 Lead O/S
Chris Reid 26/Jan/97 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1997 Lead
steveriley ??/1997 2nd
with Pete, Dave
Dave Musgrove Jnr 16/Sep/96 2nd
with Al Willoner
SR1970 ?/Sep/96 Lead O/S
Ropeboy 13/Jul/96 Lead
D Tempest 06/Jul/96 2nd
with Rick
WB ?/Jul/96 Lead O/S
with GuyM
phardman 12/May/96 Lead
with Jon Bibby
Bruce Kerr 12/May/96 2nd
with Graham Stein
RossG123 ??/1996 Lead
Hidden 29/Jun/95 Lead
pauldrew ??/1995 2nd
Marti999 ??/1995 Lead
richiebongo ??/1995 Lead O/S

With Ian sometime in the 90's.

robtrooper ??/1995 -
jparry75 ?/Sep/94 2nd
Hidden ?/Jul/94 TR
michael burrows 24/Apr/94 AltLd rpt
with martin ackerley
IanGilbertJones 17/Apr/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1994 Lead
crossleysm ?/Aug/93 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/May/93 Lead
Noah Near-Theholds 01/May/93 Lead O/S

LBITD (fear had an "effect" beforehand)

Hidden 30/Apr/93 2nd dog
Colin McKerrell ??/1993 -
Hidden ??/1993 2nd
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden 30/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Mick King 30/Jul/92 Lead
with Simon Walsh
stokienomad 14/May/92 Lead
andrew300169 01/Apr/92 Lead dog

Completely bottled it

with Tim
channinga ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 Lead
nai ??/1992 Lead
Hidden 18/Sep/91 2nd
NickJH ?/Aug/91 Lead O/S
with NBarrowclough
Hidden 20/Jul/91 Lead rpt
SimonN 10/Jul/91 2nd
whispering nic 29/Jun/91 Lead
with noj
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25/May/91 Lead dnf
with athroll
adi bryant ?/Apr/91 AltLd O/S

Started 2nd pitch in glorious sunhine, finished it in half an inch of snow!I wasn't that slow surely.

with chunky Dave
scott titt ??/1991 2nd
Nigel Coe ??/1991 Lead
nuts and bolts ?/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Roget 10/Jun/90 Lead O/S
with jim
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
andrew300169 ??/1990 -
Nigel Coe ??/1990 2nd
with Tim Dunsby
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
Hidden ?/Oct/89 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/89 Lead O/S
andybirtwistle 03/Jun/89 Lead
Hidden 20/May/89 AltLd
Sean Kelly ?/Jan/89 Lead

Snow on the ground and -5, but I was determined to do the route.As I started up someone mentioned that a Friend 2 1/2 fitted perfectly in the slot. It didn't, so I wasted time & strength. My tape over the block slipped off as I reached the lip and then my foot slipped, so I was hanging from one hand. Shouted for a mate to get a photo then finished the route. Belayer Joan too cold to follow, so Alan dropped his camera and tied on with glee!

with Alan Payne
Gambit ??/1989 -
with barney1
Matt Reed ??/1989 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Jun/88 Lead
tlr ?/Jun/88 TR
with Fin and Nick
Hidden 22/May/88 2nd
steveb2006 24/Apr/88 2nd
with Simon Mee
Nettle 01/Apr/88 Lead O/S


with Wilf2
steve taylor ??/1988 Lead O/S

One of my milestone "ticks". Felt I could call myself a proper HVS leader after this.

with stumpy
Hidden 01/Jul/87 Lead O/S
touriga 01/Jul/87 2nd
with wrights
Mike Owen 19/May/87 Lead rpt
with Richard Twinning
Neil McA 11/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with Roy Ruddle, Martin Wilson
Neil R 07/Sep/86 Lead O/S
with Sharon
RichardMc 27/Jul/86 2nd
with Jon Clifford-Smith
pauldrew ??/1986 2nd

Uni Freshers Meet

Hairy Welshman ??/1986 2nd dog
Richard Weller 22/Sep/85 2nd
with Ant Osborne
JamieAyres ?/Aug/85 2nd RP

failed leading it.. fell off the lip knackered. managed to just get up it seconding Graham then went down with nasty cold/flu thing next day. shame, great route.

with Graham Aveyard
UKB Shark 02/Jun/85 Lead O/S
with Phill Dickens
Hidden ??/1985 -
Seymore Butt ??/1985 Lead
with Ian Fenton
Gezzer ??/1985 -
Hidden ??/1985 AltLd
John Marsland 24/Nov/84 Lead
with Dave Mould
andy gittins ??/1984 -
Hidden 30/Oct/83 Lead
steveb2006 31/Jul/83 Lead
with Gary Burton, Terry Lister
stp 08/Jun/83 Lead rpt

had failed on at lip previously. Perhaps the finest HVS on gritstone.

Mark Kemball 08/Mar/83 2nd
with Johnny Dawes, Bill McKee
Gezzer ??/1983 Lead
with Merv Dudley
Hidden 30/Oct/82 2nd
charlesmfrench 18/Apr/82 Lead O/S

Jerremey Wriggley

Hidden 27/Aug/81 Lead
Andy Stephenson 23/Aug/81 Lead O/S
Hammy 24/Jul/81 Lead
with Rob Lawson
MikeDowsett ??/1981 2nd

Feet cut loose at the lip, but held it on jams and heaved upwards.

Hidden ?/Sep/80 Lead
daviesxxx ?/Jun/80 Lead O/S

great climb with a bomber moac original in the roof

with Harry
Brian Wilderspin 04/Apr/80 Lead O/S
with John Hosie
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
Andy Fielding ??/1980 TR
with Mike Gilbert
Hidden ??/1980 2nd
duncan ?/Sep/79 Lead O/S
The Reaper 25/Jul/79 Lead rpt

Didn't place any gear in the roof then got to the lip to notice that I'd pulled the sling off the cheese block. Threw myself into the upper cave and hastily arranged a big hex in the crack. Scariest thing I have done before or afterwards.

The Reaper 24/Jul/79 2nd O/S
Andy Nicholson ?/Apr/79 Lead O/S
with Sham
Mike Owen 11/Nov/78 Lead O/S
with Gavin Peat
Chris Ellis 18/Sep/77 2nd
with Tony Kartawick
Chris Terrey ??/1977 Lead
with Ken Taylor
RichardMc 05/Sep/76 Lead O/S
with Tony Williams
Hidden ?/Jun/76 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/75 2nd
Mark Kemball ??/1975 Lead
with Ian Grace
petemeads 08/Oct/74 Lead
Rog Wilko ?/May/71 2nd
with John Yates
uphillnow ??/1970 Lead

Done regularly through the 70's and 80's incl june 1980 and 1984

with Al Bennett
Hidden 01/Jul/69 Lead
mikej 23/Jun/68 Lead dnf

Streaming with water and very sandy.

with John Bickerdike
mikej 26/Feb/67 Lead
with Mike Byles, Rick Naylor, Geoff Williams
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