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will rivers 8 Aug Lead O/S Good but stiff
with frosty , alex
Good but stiff
with frosty , alex
disturbed_one51 7 Aug Lead
Hidden 4 Aug Lead rpt
jsmcfarland 4 Aug 2nd rpt
ris118247 3 Aug TR RP
lo22 31 Jul 2nd β
with Deema
with Deema
Hidden 29 Jul Lead
Hidden 9 Jul Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Jul Lead O/S
papashango ?Jul Lead O/S
with natmat
with natmat
spidey 30 Jun Lead O/S
peakyclimber 27 Jun 2nd
Hidden 26 Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 3 Jun Lead
timreynolds 26 May 2nd O/S
with Dan Frost
with Dan Frost
EllieWoods 26 May Lead O/S
with Jamie
with Jamie
Hidden 26 May Lead O/S
evhall 18 May Lead rpt At last the beast is slain - actually after all that worry found it to have loads of gear and not that strenuous :-)
with Jim, Sarju
At last the beast is slain - actually after all that worry found it to have loads of gear and not that strenuous :-)
with Jim, Sarju
Hidden 18 May 2nd β
dprib123 12 May TR rpt Top rope solo x2.Gear practice.
Top rope solo x2.Gear practice.
Aled Williams 4 May Lead O/S
Alexander_Metcalfe 4 May 2nd O/S Lead to the crux, but had to back off due to shameful fannying around which wore my arms out. Definitely top of the grade. Place bomber gear before taking the crux.
Lead to the crux, but had to back off due to shameful fannying around which wore my arms out. Definitely top of the grade. Place bomber gear before taking the crux.
Lewis Read 23 Apr Lead
OwainSimpson 13 Jan Lead Cold hands! Fair at HVS would have been a lot easier in warmer weather.
with Dana Druka
Cold hands! Fair at HVS would have been a lot easier in warmer weather.
with Dana Druka
fatboyslimfast ?? -
Graham 'Sven' Hassall ?? Lead
dprib123 7 Sep, 2018 TR rpt Top rope solo.
Top rope solo.
mikej 5 Sep, 2018 TR
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
Pettar80 19 Aug, 2018 2nd β Harder than it looks
Harder than it looks
neilmclean 7 Aug, 2018 2nd
with Johnny Dawes
with Johnny Dawes
Giles Davis 30 Jul, 2018 TR O/S
with Jim Oakley
with Jim Oakley
dprib123 8 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S Top rope solo.
Top rope solo.
chris cockbain 2 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 Jun, 2018 Lead
Paz 12 Jun, 2018 2nd
Hidden 12 Jun, 2018 Lead
martin one 2 Jun, 2018 2nd rpt
with ssutton
with ssutton
ssutton 2 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S All good, protection available all the way.
All good, protection available all the way.
Dino Dave 29 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Bristol_Quornstar 29 May, 2018 2nd O/S
a broomhead 18 May, 2018 Lead O/S
Wally ??, 2018 Lead
Far Peak Climbing 28 Oct, 2017 Solo like visiting an old friend! - really pleased it hasn't been too polished as its an awesome route with a sweet finish. The middle crux is interesting....
like visiting an old friend! - really pleased it hasn't been too polished as its an awesome route with a sweet finish. The middle crux is interesting....
cheeky 31 Aug, 2017 2nd
Graham Westbrook 31 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with cheeky
with cheeky
chris cockbain 23 Aug, 2017 Lead β Abbed down to check for loose rock and check out the gear potential after hearing a lot about the routes reputaion. The whole route felt super well protected compared to expectations. Lewis even managed it with one boot on. Cracking route, cracking recommendation from Guy
Abbed down to check for loose rock and check out the gear potential after hearing a lot about the routes reputaion. The whole route felt super well protected compared to expectations. Lewis even managed it with one boot on. Cracking route, cracking recommendation from Guy
Tom Gregory 25 Jul, 2017 TR O/S
with Adam Greenslade
with Adam Greenslade
ngreen 15 Jul, 2017 Lead
with Steve27
with Steve27
Stickle Tarn 15 Jul, 2017 Lead rpt
Hidden 15 Jul, 2017 2nd
Patrick1505 9 Jul, 2017 Lead dog
Hidden 25 Jun, 2017 Lead
Roland stopps 25 Jun, 2017 2nd
with Nevil
with Nevil
Hairykitedude 11 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt
Cheese Monkey 3 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S Pleasant, safe, some minor bits of looseness but nothing awful. Great route
Pleasant, safe, some minor bits of looseness but nothing awful. Great route
RWB1986 3 Jun, 2017 Lead dog Rested on a blue number 5 nut. Great route though and one i will come back to do cleanly!
Rested on a blue number 5 nut. Great route though and one i will come back to do cleanly!
Reesclimbs 3 Jun, 2017 2nd
with RWB1986
with RWB1986
hfotheri 13 May, 2017 2nd O/S
with simon
with simon
camulv 7 May, 2017 2nd dog
kierankeavy 7 May, 2017 Lead O/S Has a reputation, but for a competent HVS leader this should hold no demons if you give it some respect. Plenty of gear if you really look for it- small nuts and cams were a great help! However it is a little polished (especially near the top), and loose in places
with camulv
Has a reputation, but for a competent HVS leader this should hold no demons if you give it some respect. Plenty of gear if you really look for it- small nuts and cams were a great help! However it is a little polished (especially near the top), and loose in places
with camulv
Hidden 23 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S
Hidden 9 Apr, 2017 Lead dnf
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
emma1987 ??, 2017 -
jsmcfarland 31 Aug, 2016 Lead rpt I swear this gets harder every time I climb it. Think this will be the last time, it would be really easy to have a foot slip high above gear and get banged up falling down the groove. The climbing is fun though.....
I swear this gets harder every time I climb it. Think this will be the last time, it would be really easy to have a foot slip high above gear and get banged up falling down the groove. The climbing is fun though.....
Hidden 31 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
SGD 13 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S Very polished and a little loose but a strong feature that has to be climbed
with vholmes
Very polished and a little loose but a strong feature that has to be climbed
with vholmes
Hidden 9 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Alkis 24 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2016 2nd O/S
AndyMcCoy 14 Jul, 2016 2nd
with algy3289, Bill
with algy3289, Bill
Dale ?Jul, 2016 Lead O/S A excellent warm up. Never to hard hvs 5a just write. I don't know what the big deal with looseness on this is, wasn't really loose in my opinion but I have climbed on Craig Dorris and red wall in North Wales.
with johny
A excellent warm up. Never to hard hvs 5a just write. I don't know what the big deal with looseness on this is, wasn't really loose in my opinion but I have climbed on Craig Dorris and red wall in North Wales.
with johny
Tala A 30 May, 2016 2nd O/S
hutchay 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
with squire
with squire
JGriffiths 7 May, 2016 2nd
RichyBOYY 7 May, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 May, 2016 2nd
TomH92 10 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
Mike Roger ??, 2016 Lead
steve-grigg 31 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S
John Higgs 25 Sep, 2015 Solo rpt
Stickle Tarn 31 Jul, 2015 Lead rpt
John Higgs 17 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Moorhouse
with Jonathan Moorhouse
Neil Amos 11 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland 27 May, 2015 Lead rpt Warmed up on this. Miles easier when you have done it before and know what to expect. Plenty of gear to place as long as you are good at getting into a resting position before you place it. Definitely not recommended for people climbing HVS at their limit!
with Steve
Warmed up on this. Miles easier when you have done it before and know what to expect. Plenty of gear to place as long as you are good at getting into a resting position before you place it. Definitely not recommended for people climbing HVS at their limit!
with Steve
Camilo EM 26 May, 2015 Lead RP
with Elizabeth Chadwick, Florencia Martinez
with Elizabeth Chadwick, Florencia Martinez
Stepanek 17 May, 2015 Lead O/S
with Brian Taylor, mclancy50
with Brian Taylor, mclancy50
mclancy50 16 May, 2015 Lead dog Got a bit scared and took a few rests... Such a good route though! Soloed the last section past the belay spot for a cracking view point!
Got a bit scared and took a few rests... Such a good route though! Soloed the last section past the belay spot for a cracking view point!
Brian Taylor 16 May, 2015 2nd
tom.organ 4 May, 2015 Lead dog A FEW RESTS
A FEW RESTS
Hidden 31 Mar, 2015 2nd rpt
ElBarto 21 Mar, 2015 2nd dog Very tough move on route, I think I remember it being polished too. Wouldn't want to lead it.
with Paul Archer
Very tough move on route, I think I remember it being polished too. Wouldn't want to lead it.
with Paul Archer
Jack Porteous 21 Mar, 2015 Lead
cwildblood 21 Mar, 2015 Lead O/S
with owen gibson
with owen gibson
Hidden ??, 2015 Lead
alastairbegley 30 Nov, 2014 Lead O/S pretty wet which added some entertainment, enjoyable route with good climbing
pretty wet which added some entertainment, enjoyable route with good climbing
RM199 30 Nov, 2014 2nd O/S
Legs 1 Oct, 2014 Lead rpt
GridNorth 1 Oct, 2014 2nd
with Legs
with Legs
Stanners 10 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S The history of deaths and injuries on this route has made me want to climb it since I first heard of it. Took a lot of care and respect on my way up it placing more gear than I normally would! I can see why people could get into difficulties. Sustained. But very good none the less.
The history of deaths and injuries on this route has made me want to climb it since I first heard of it. Took a lot of care and respect on my way up it placing more gear than I normally would! I can see why people could get into difficulties. Sustained. But very good none the less.
Hidden 28 Aug, 2014 2nd β
Bloke on a Rope 28 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S Tough 1st lead! Looked much easier from the ground, if you get a rest lace it with gear!
Tough 1st lead! Looked much easier from the ground, if you get a rest lace it with gear!
Far Peak Climbing 27 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
matt peacey 20 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
jsmcfarland 19 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S First lead of the day, definitely should have warmed up first. Fantastic bridging and overhanging face climbing up the groove. The gear is fiddly and hard to place without getting too pumped. I ended up running it out big time at the crux, only thing stopping a potential ground fall was a green dragon cam in a slot just before the crux. 3 stars from me, and borderline E1. Loved it!....Read up on the history of this route and apparantly several people have died and multiple people injured on it. Eek.
with Legs
First lead of the day, definitely should have warmed up first. Fantastic bridging and overhanging face climbing up the groove. The gear is fiddly and hard to place without getting too pumped. I ended up running it out big time at the crux, only thing stopping a potential ground fall was a green dragon cam in a slot just before the crux. 3 stars from me, and borderline E1. Loved it!....Read up on the history of this route and apparantly several people have died and multiple people injured on it. Eek.
with Legs
Fatclimber 9 Aug, 2014 2nd O/S
youwillfindjimbo 9 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Legs 3 Aug, 2014 2nd β
with Mike W
with Mike W
Mike W 3 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
Neil 16 Jul, 2014 Lead
monsteratt 16 Jul, 2014 2nd O/S
with Neil, Paul
with Neil, Paul
Andrew171 11 Jul, 2014 Lead O/S
Hidden 24 Jun, 2014 Lead
AngelaC 24 Jun, 2014 2nd
hotfeet 22 Jun, 2014 Lead
with Jonathan G
with Jonathan G
Nick Russell 21 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt
with SJS
with SJS
SJS 21 Jun, 2014 2nd
pad-rat 17 Jun, 2014 Lead
with tom
with tom
leigh 14 Jun, 2014 Lead rpt Pleased to have come back to get this clean - last time got pumped and rested on gear.
with Ali
Pleased to have come back to get this clean - last time got pumped and rested on gear.
with Ali
08nbrierley 17 May, 2014 2nd O/S
Jamie Skelton 17 May, 2014 Lead O/S
tom0129 ?May, 2014 2nd
felixizzy 18 Apr, 2014 2nd O/S
with Neil
with Neil
pasbury ??, 2014 -
james.slater 29 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S I have put this off for ages, its reputation precedes it! I can see why people have gotten into trouble in the past, but if your a confident HVS leader it isnt too bad, care needed with the rock and the gear!
I have put this off for ages, its reputation precedes it! I can see why people have gotten into trouble in the past, but if your a confident HVS leader it isnt too bad, care needed with the rock and the gear!
simonsclimbing 29 Dec, 2013 2nd O/S
Dan Lane 29 Dec, 2013 Lead O/S Good climbing and not as hard as I expected...though that's not to say it's easy. Care needed with loose rock, and you've got to work for good gear a bit.
Good climbing and not as hard as I expected...though that's not to say it's easy. Care needed with loose rock, and you've got to work for good gear a bit.
deano 29 Sep, 2013 Lead
with Ryan stokes
with Ryan stokes
Budge 14 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S
with Janet Vince, Mike Oates
with Janet Vince, Mike Oates
luke glaister 3 Sep, 2013 TR rpt Climbed placing gear as if on lead. Not so hard climbing but a few tricky gear placements at half height. Nice enough route with a little polish.
Climbed placing gear as if on lead. Not so hard climbing but a few tricky gear placements at half height. Nice enough route with a little polish.
casey johns 3 Sep, 2013 TR O/S Good to get this climb in enjoyed the moves but struggled stripping the gear! "Even on top rope"
Good to get this climb in enjoyed the moves but struggled stripping the gear! "Even on top rope"
Hidden 25 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
jon_gill1 20 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with Arul
with Arul
Hidden 19 Aug, 2013 2nd O/S
Stickle Tarn 19 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
wilkinscl 10 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S
with morpcat
with morpcat
morpcat 10 Aug, 2013 2nd
Fred_Richard 1 Aug, 2013 Lead Not as hard as anticipated. I d take a star of as well.
with terry
Not as hard as anticipated. I d take a star of as well.
with terry
Hidden 21 Jul, 2013 2nd
Mike Hood 9 Jul, 2013 Lead
winter hill1 ?Jul, 2013 Lead
will_benfold 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
mes32 9 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Glad I wasn't put off this - great climbing and good gear, though no pushover.
with Aileen
Glad I wasn't put off this - great climbing and good gear, though no pushover.
with Aileen
Hidden 9 Jun, 2013 2nd
cameron_hall 9 Jun, 2013 2nd O/S Surprisingly tricky to move with the relatively poor hand holds
Surprisingly tricky to move with the relatively poor hand holds
Nick Russell 2 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S Great climbing, and a good line. Top end HVS
with Emily
Great climbing, and a good line. Top end HVS
with Emily
magicdougie 2 Jun, 2013 Lead well sketchy
well sketchy
matthew_henson 1 Jun, 2013 Lead Superb route
Superb route
stevethomas 19 May, 2013 Lead O/S
with Heather
with Heather
luke glaister 7 May, 2013 TR rpt
with mr shunt
with mr shunt
JamesColeman ?May, 2013 TR O/S Top rope solo. Strenuous.
Top rope solo. Strenuous.
Hidden 21 Apr, 2013 TR
Marti999 8 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
debbie roberts 8 Apr, 2013 2nd
Hidden 6 Apr, 2013 Lead O/S
cymjt ??, 2013 -
MJAS82 20 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
caradoc 6 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Trad limestone, plenty of doubt. Video here: http://youtu.be/tqxWDL2Eti4
with nick yapp
Trad limestone, plenty of doubt. Video here: http://youtu.be/tqxWDL2Eti4
with nick yapp
jcasey2436 9 Aug, 2012 Lead dog Fell after 8 ish m. Had a chill then reattacked
with Chris fletch
Fell after 8 ish m. Had a chill then reattacked
with Chris fletch
Ali.B 25 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with PeterRobers
with PeterRobers
petellis 2 Jun, 2012 2nd rpt
Hidden 2 Jun, 2012 Lead O/S
kate tarrant ?Apr, 2012 2nd O/S
riddle 31 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Great fun bridging, shame it was short lived.
Great fun bridging, shame it was short lived.
adam 24 31 Mar, 2012 2nd O/S
Jughead 29 Mar, 2012 Lead O/S Definately a lot more accurate than "a right carry on" Fit the HVS grade perfectly with some taxing moves over the slight bulge, definately take care between 8-10 metres, had to leave early after Andy's gear popped and we escaped luckily with just a broken thumb. Fantastic climbing up the groove.
with Andy Macrae
Definately a lot more accurate than "a right carry on" Fit the HVS grade perfectly with some taxing moves over the slight bulge, definately take care between 8-10 metres, had to leave early after Andy's gear popped and we escaped luckily with just a broken thumb. Fantastic climbing up the groove.
with Andy Macrae
theotherpetehill 26 Feb, 2012 Lead O/S
chrisallan 26 Feb, 2012 2nd O/S
luke glaister 16 Feb, 2012 TR O/S A great climb. good gear and nice exposed moves at hight. used a shunt and will lead this with my mate when he's out next.
with mr shunt
A great climb. good gear and nice exposed moves at hight. used a shunt and will lead this with my mate when he's out next.
with mr shunt
Tony Kartawick ??, 2012 -
tomhill#1 29 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Goose4 16 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
with Chris Ince
with Chris Ince
smolders 8 Oct, 2011 2nd
with rd20
with rd20
rd20 8 Oct, 2011 Lead O/S
Anthony Dixon 27 Aug, 2011 Lead
gaberosser 14 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S This was way too hard for me, and I only climbed it because we misread the guidebook and thought it was a different route (VD)! Very scary, with few opportunities for protection and lots of optimistic fumbling to place a nut. But then I was quite new to trad climbing, so this wasn't an ideal route to choose!
with rjshade
This was way too hard for me, and I only climbed it because we misread the guidebook and thought it was a different route (VD)! Very scary, with few opportunities for protection and lots of optimistic fumbling to place a nut. But then I was quite new to trad climbing, so this wasn't an ideal route to choose!
with rjshade
rjshade 14 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Kai-ting Chuang, gaberosser
with Kai-ting Chuang, gaberosser
JamesRich 11 Aug, 2011 2nd
with Tony Penning
with Tony Penning
gb05 9 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Paul_southgate68 9 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S possibly the scariest thing i've on sighted....love that feeling ***
with gb05
possibly the scariest thing i've on sighted....love that feeling ***
with gb05
James Oswald 3 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Great route. Not that serious you just have to be clever with your gear. You can climb up to just before the crux , place a good cam and then drop down and bridge in the groove. Really enjoyed it.
with panda70
Great route. Not that serious you just have to be clever with your gear. You can climb up to just before the crux , place a good cam and then drop down and bridge in the groove. Really enjoyed it.
with panda70
The Ivanator 2 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Thought the gear was OK and the climbing fine for the grade.
Thought the gear was OK and the climbing fine for the grade.
panda70 ?Aug, 2011 2nd
psronan 14 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S
Didymus 26 Jun, 2011 Lead β Have some history with this route so quite nervous beforehand but 'put it to bed'
with Ra
Have some history with this route so quite nervous beforehand but 'put it to bed'
with Ra
Bex_M 19 Jun, 2011 2nd O/S
with Duncan Dunbar
with Duncan Dunbar
SamStokes 4 Jun, 2011 Lead rpt This is only the second time i have led this scince i decked out on it from about 40ft up back when I started climbing, still nervous through the crux but this was nowhere near as bad as I remember! worth the effort but i think its still closer to E1 than HVS!
with emilyj
This is only the second time i have led this scince i decked out on it from about 40ft up back when I started climbing, still nervous through the crux but this was nowhere near as bad as I remember! worth the effort but i think its still closer to E1 than HVS!
with emilyj
SamStokes 3 Jun, 2011 TR rpt
with Mr Mini-Traxion
with Mr Mini-Traxion
Ian JL 29 May, 2011 Lead O/S
daveaubrey ?May, 2011 2nd O/S
marclloyd77 29 Apr, 2011 2nd
with dean79
with dean79
dean79 29 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S Awesome route!! Not sure why such a bad reputation as there is so much gear and most of it is bomber. A little loose in parts but really enjoyable climbing. Should be 3 stars.
Awesome route!! Not sure why such a bad reputation as there is so much gear and most of it is bomber. A little loose in parts but really enjoyable climbing. Should be 3 stars.
sdrawkcabeoj 10 Apr, 2011 -
with Sunil Manchanda, Ken Priest
with Sunil Manchanda, Ken Priest
leigh 9 Apr, 2011 Lead dog Had to rest on gear in middle as found it pretty tough! But made it to the top.
with Sara
Had to rest on gear in middle as found it pretty tough! But made it to the top.
with Sara
cem 9 Apr, 2011 Lead rpt
with petegruf, John Evans
with petegruf, John Evans
petegruf 9 Apr, 2011 2nd
with cem
with cem
jpmole 20 Mar, 2011 2nd phil lead, sparse gear, lovely midsection of crack thrusting
phil lead, sparse gear, lovely midsection of crack thrusting
nickwhimster 30 Jan, 2011 2nd
with monty
with monty
monsteratt 30 Jan, 2011 Lead rpt Seconded Andy on this a year or so ago. Went OK, found a couple of tricky moves low down then didn't even notice the bit higher up that I was expecting to to be tricky.
with Nick Whimster
Seconded Andy on this a year or so ago. Went OK, found a couple of tricky moves low down then didn't even notice the bit higher up that I was expecting to to be tricky.
with Nick Whimster
Hidden ??, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden ??, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 30 Oct, 2010 2nd
ElvisLeg 8 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
bpmclimb 8 Sep, 2010 Lead rpt Still doesn't seem that serious a route to me. Middle of the grade and well-protected (as long as you actually bother to put the gear in). Did Mockingbird HVS 4c (VS 4c on UKC) afterwards - much more committing and serious than The Russian IMO.
Still doesn't seem that serious a route to me. Middle of the grade and well-protected (as long as you actually bother to put the gear in). Did Mockingbird HVS 4c (VS 4c on UKC) afterwards - much more committing and serious than The Russian IMO.
Mark Davies PK 8 Sep, 2010 2nd rpt
Lev 4 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
with Emma
with Emma
Hidden 4 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S
AJH 9 Aug, 2010 2nd O/S
with Rob
with Rob
coupy 24 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S Absolutely amazing climb. Worth waiting four years for. I found its not as hard as the reputation its given. Worth doing even if HVS 5a is your upper limit as long as you can place gear well. (i used link cams, Great panic gear)
Absolutely amazing climb. Worth waiting four years for. I found its not as hard as the reputation its given. Worth doing even if HVS 5a is your upper limit as long as you can place gear well. (i used link cams, Great panic gear)
Dassie 10 Jul, 2010 TR RP Finally I have climbed the infamous Russian.Quite strenuous and sustained with a fair bit of polish. Fell off the crux and rested on the rope but got back on and managed to finish unaided. Very satisfying but wouldn't feel confident leading here at the moment especially remembering that someone has died on this route.Someone's nut was firmly wedged in the crack. Looks like they took a solid fall on it.Will definitely climb it again.
with Self belay with shunt
Finally I have climbed the infamous Russian.Quite strenuous and sustained with a fair bit of polish. Fell off the crux and rested on the rope but got back on and managed to finish unaided. Very satisfying but wouldn't feel confident leading here at the moment especially remembering that someone has died on this route.Someone's nut was firmly wedged in the crack. Looks like they took a solid fall on it.Will definitely climb it again.
with Self belay with shunt
raku 2 Jul, 2010 2nd O/S
with Tom Mulier
with Tom Mulier
twm 2 Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
with raku
with raku
Hidden ?Jul, 2010 Lead O/S
snowy white 20 Jun, 2010 Lead first climb of the day, scared the crap out of me, puched myself too hard, tried to reach the piton about mid way, bottled it to save for another day...uuuuummm look easier than you think, be careful
with luce
first climb of the day, scared the crap out of me, puched myself too hard, tried to reach the piton about mid way, bottled it to save for another day...uuuuummm look easier than you think, be careful
with luce
evhall 15 Jun, 2010 Lead dog Colin got half way up - then retreated but left gear - climbed up and did the top half with some rests - a fierce route!
with colin
Colin got half way up - then retreated but left gear - climbed up and did the top half with some rests - a fierce route!
with colin
SmithyXD 20 May, 2010 Lead O/S Disco leg is all I can say. Ace route, was a bit pumpy and great if you enjoy bridging. Was a great day, warm, rock perfect, but if anything a bit humid, so chalk can in handy. Didn't use any cams, might be helpful though not a good ditch. Smaller hexes may be useful, also not a good ditch. So I found the middle section a bit exposed. I ended up finishing the route, then climbing another 30-30 feet, for the fun. Best advice is to just keep climbing, work hard, place gear and enjoy yourself.
Disco leg is all I can say. Ace route, was a bit pumpy and great if you enjoy bridging. Was a great day, warm, rock perfect, but if anything a bit humid, so chalk can in handy. Didn't use any cams, might be helpful though not a good ditch. Smaller hexes may be useful, also not a good ditch. So I found the middle section a bit exposed. I ended up finishing the route, then climbing another 30-30 feet, for the fun. Best advice is to just keep climbing, work hard, place gear and enjoy yourself.
jon clayton 19 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with simon pinnell
with simon pinnell
Chubbard 3 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with JimR
with JimR
ig248 25 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
breed 23 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Nicky Hill ??, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 Lead
Hidden ??, 2010 -
Hidden 19 Sep, 2009 2nd
Paul Bowen 19 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt
with bec
with bec
nvalentine760 ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
Hidden 2 Aug, 2009 TR
Hidden ?Aug, 2009 TR dog
monsteratt ?Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
with Andy Abe
with Andy Abe
greasemonkey_04 ?Aug, 2009 TR O/S
Mark Brightwell 15 Jul, 2009 TR With Pete Williams
With Pete Williams
gdb4060 5 Jul, 2009 Lead
with Rick Sewards
with Rick Sewards
Bobbyonrock 28 Jun, 2009 Lead dnf Rained had to ab off nest of micro nuts at 3/4 as it was getting slippy. next time more cams for the top section.
with Sparkles
Rained had to ab off nest of micro nuts at 3/4 as it was getting slippy. next time more cams for the top section.
with Sparkles
Mark_RMC 13 Jun, 2009 Lead A fun but difficult angled corner. Lots of bridging so my calf muscles (and all the rest) were screaming at the top. The top of my grade at the moment.
with Michelle
A fun but difficult angled corner. Lots of bridging so my calf muscles (and all the rest) were screaming at the top. The top of my grade at the moment.
with Michelle
Paul Robertson 11 Jun, 2009 2nd rpt
with Gareth
with Gareth
DorsetGareth 11 Jun, 2009 Lead Harder than it looks, as it kicks out a bit. Good though.
Harder than it looks, as it kicks out a bit. Good though.
psronan 2 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 1 Jun, 2009 2nd O/S
pedropierre 1 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S Great climb - This was one I had on my wish list for a long time and thoroughly enjoyed it when I got going. Described as a good bridge that petters out - but there are other holds to be had
with Rob the Doc
Great climb - This was one I had on my wish list for a long time and thoroughly enjoyed it when I got going. Described as a good bridge that petters out - but there are other holds to be had
with Rob the Doc
tobyb 2 May, 2009 Lead O/S
DannyK 24 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with pep
with pep
Smudge03 23 Apr, 2009 2nd O/S
with dja
with dja
dja 23 Apr, 2009 Lead rpt clean at last!!
clean at last!!
Hidden 17 Mar, 2009 Lead O/S
jon thompson27 ?Mar, 2009 -
with Alex Thompson
with Alex Thompson
Andrew Abraham ??, 2009 Lead O/S Shweet route, felt sustained
Shweet route, felt sustained
summo ??, 2009 -
Bobcat5060 13 Oct, 2008 2nd O/S A solid effort from the barn owl...
with Barney Ashton
A solid effort from the barn owl...
with Barney Ashton
guy xavier percival 9 Oct, 2008 Lead O/S
Paul Robertson 30 Sep, 2008 Lead rpt
Lewis Storey 21 Sep, 2008 2nd Hard!
with JH
Hard!
with JH
kev_george 13 Sep, 2008 TR dnf
chedder 12 Sep, 2008 2nd
with andy woolston
with andy woolston
matt ling 21 Jul, 2008 2nd dog
with dja
with dja
dja 21 Jul, 2008 Lead dog next time
next time
monkeyjumper ?Jul, 2008 Lead
tom 29 Jun, 2008 Lead
dja 24 Jun, 2008 Lead dog
with Ken Priest
with Ken Priest
beccak ?May, 2008 TR dog
with Tony Penning
with Tony Penning
Bristoldave 3 Apr, 2008 Lead O/S
with Thomas
with Thomas
thomasadixon 2 Mar, 2008 2nd rpt Felt really different on second, pretty steady at the grade with lots of footholds. Great route.
with Bismarck
Felt really different on second, pretty steady at the grade with lots of footholds. Great route.
with Bismarck
Rupey 2 Mar, 2008 Lead O/S
with Thomas
with Thomas
deklan ?Feb, 2008 2nd
tbailey9 ??, 2008 Lead dog committed climbing, hard to resist going higher before putting in gear. Glad I did, took a bit of a wipper onto a good cam. sprained ankle, lucky.
with willam
committed climbing, hard to resist going higher before putting in gear. Glad I did, took a bit of a wipper onto a good cam. sprained ankle, lucky.
with willam
strapless ??, 2008 -
Hidden ??, 2008 2nd
mrfeebus ??, 2008 -
Hidden 16 Sep, 2007 Lead
poey50 8 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S Very pleased with this lead. I had seen someone deck out from it 24 years ago and had been wary ever since. A very good route. The protection is adequate but never brilliant in my opinion. You need to be competent at fiddling in small wires while under pressure. There is a temptation to go higher in search of better gear which is to be resisted. Many have decked when tempted to do this and there has been at least one fatality. I would have no argument with E1 5a.
with Rowan15
Very pleased with this lead. I had seen someone deck out from it 24 years ago and had been wary ever since. A very good route. The protection is adequate but never brilliant in my opinion. You need to be competent at fiddling in small wires while under pressure. There is a temptation to go higher in search of better gear which is to be resisted. Many have decked when tempted to do this and there has been at least one fatality. I would have no argument with E1 5a.
with Rowan15
Hidden ?Sep, 2007 -
Circus 25 Aug, 2007 Lead O/S
with Lou
with Lou
tweedcore ?Aug, 2007 TR
with Jam/Nath/Toby
with Jam/Nath/Toby
Hjort ?Jul, 2007 Lead dnf
with Nath Wells, Owen Tweedie, Jam Mortimer
with Nath Wells, Owen Tweedie, Jam Mortimer
Dunx 26 Jun, 2007 Lead RP WOW!!!!
with John
WOW!!!!
with John
Chris Sansum 2 Jun, 2007 Lead O/S Nice route. Lots of bomber nut placements - but make sure you put plenty in as as you go along as there have been a few nasty accidents on this route (the gear isn't tricky like the route's reputation would suggest though). And yank them hard to seat them properly! Quite sustained - made the calf muscles hurt! The rock reminded me of a corner climb I did in the Dolomites.
with Weilin Wang
Nice route. Lots of bomber nut placements - but make sure you put plenty in as as you go along as there have been a few nasty accidents on this route (the gear isn't tricky like the route's reputation would suggest though). And yank them hard to seat them properly! Quite sustained - made the calf muscles hurt! The rock reminded me of a corner climb I did in the Dolomites.
with Weilin Wang
Crinkle ?Jun, 2007 Lead dnf Scary as fuck
with James Mortimer, Toby Vye, Owen Tweedie
Scary as fuck
with James Mortimer, Toby Vye, Owen Tweedie
plaz 28 May, 2007 2nd
thomasadixon 28 May, 2007 Lead O/S
with plaz
with plaz
bpmclimb 27 Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Huntlyfiddler 27 Apr, 2007 2nd
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Apr, 2007 2nd O/S
Jim Slater ?Mar, 2007 2nd O/S
with Mirek
with Mirek
Adam Humphreys 18 Feb, 2007 Lead dnf pumped! and fell will finnish oneday
with Dunx
pumped! and fell will finnish oneday
with Dunx
Andrew1 4 Feb, 2007 Lead
with Andy Lewington
with Andy Lewington
jamieevans ??, 2007 Lead O/S
djim69bob ??, 2007 -
Hidden 24 Sep, 2006 2nd
Sarahcrowsley ?Sep, 2006 Lead
Hidden 27 Aug, 2006 Lead
leigh ?Aug, 2006 2nd
with Ed
with Ed
Hidden 29 Jul, 2006 2nd O/S
BruceW 29 Jul, 2006 Lead dog 1 rest
with Becca, Nick, Jo
1 rest
with Becca, Nick, Jo
RandomHero 4 Jun, 2006 2nd
NCorbett 3 Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Tricky mid section - not much to put your feet on, and a little polished in places. Nice comfortable finish at end.
with Dave Pendleton
Tricky mid section - not much to put your feet on, and a little polished in places. Nice comfortable finish at end.
with Dave Pendleton
cas54321 2 Jun, 2006 2nd
jon thompson27 ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S Nice crack no problem as a morning climb 7am start after bivving during the height of the summer - sure we could hear wild boar though
with simon mayell
Nice crack no problem as a morning climb 7am start after bivving during the height of the summer - sure we could hear wild boar though
with simon mayell
mikelaing ?Jun, 2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 28 May, 2006 2nd
Danhan 28 May, 2006 Lead
gripped01 ?May, 2006 2nd O/S
with Jim Jarvis
with Jim Jarvis
Hidden ?May, 2006 -
Phil PBC ??, 2006 -
dan gibson ??, 2006 -
djim69bob ??, 2006 Lead dnf didn't get very far... got too scared! top roped to retrieve gear.... will crack it this summer!
didn't get very far... got too scared! top roped to retrieve gear.... will crack it this summer!
chris wyatt ??, 2006 Lead O/S
rhysjones932 12 Aug, 2005 -
psronan 1 Aug, 2005 Lead
Marvino ?Aug, 2005 Lead O/S
with Blackie
with Blackie
mattf77 ?Jul, 2005 Lead
upontop ?Jun, 2005 TR
with Chris
with Chris
petellis ?Apr, 2005 2nd O/S
with jkarran
with jkarran
Hidden ?Apr, 2005 2nd
Will Gordon ?Apr, 2005 Lead O/S
with CLG164
with CLG164
kenneM ?Mar, 2005 Lead Possibly my first HVS - surprised I lived!
with Moony
Possibly my first HVS - surprised I lived!
with Moony
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead
Dave Toseland ??, 2005 -
Hidden ??, 2005 Lead
Hidden 1 Aug, 2004 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jul, 2004 2nd O/S
MJS ??, 2004 -
Digger 13 Oct, 2003 2nd O/S
with James Latham
with James Latham
lithos ?Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden 20 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 15 Jun, 2003 Lead O/S
with Andrew Primrose
with Andrew Primrose
MikeC59 11 May, 2003 Lead first HVS, VERY POLISHED
first HVS, VERY POLISHED
Boxy 18 Apr, 2003 2nd O/S
mikej 22 Mar, 2003 TR
with Nick Salmon
with Nick Salmon
tomkhoward ??, 2003 AltLd O/S
with Ian Baker
with Ian Baker
markysums ??, 2003 Lead
Andy Fielding 28 Sep, 2002 2nd
with Paul Tucker
with Paul Tucker
just one more 28 Sep, 2002 Lead
with Max B, Svenn G
with Max B, Svenn G
Hidden 21 Sep, 2002 Lead dog
Little B 18 Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
Mark Salter 28 Jun, 2002 Lead
Iain Brown 26 Jun, 2002 -
with Rich C
with Rich C
Sime64 23 Jun, 2002 2nd O/S
with Steve M
with Steve M
MikeC59 3 Jun, 2002 2nd
cem 14 Apr, 2002 2nd
with GrahamD
with GrahamD
verticalsport 5 Aug, 2001 2nd Dry day. Scared myself!
with Nick
Dry day. Scared myself!
with Nick
petekeron ??, 2001 Lead O/S
greedo ??, 2001 2nd
with Colin knowles
with Colin knowles
Hidden ?Sep, 2000 2nd
Jason Gotel ?Jul, 2000 TR
with Tim Weekes
with Tim Weekes
DubyaJamesDubya 3 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S Cedric's first day outside climbing. Cloudy but good.
with Cedric Favre
Cedric's first day outside climbing. Cloudy but good.
with Cedric Favre
Cailean Harker ??, 2000 Lead
1202alarm ??, 2000 -
Hidden 20 Oct, 1999 Lead O/S
MartinN 11 Jul, 1999 2nd O/S
Iain Brown 6 Jun, 1999 -
with Gerdy
with Gerdy
liabilityliz ?Jul, 1998 Lead
with Mark Trepte
with Mark Trepte
Iain Brown 3 Apr, 1998 -
with Ricardo
with Ricardo
Brian Rodgers ??, 1998 -
ewjudge 1 Jun, 1997 Lead O/S
with OUOTC
with OUOTC
Iain Brown 5 May, 1997 -
with Dave
with Dave
Nigel Coe ??, 1997 Lead Roped solo using upside-down shunt and lots of adrenaline.
Roped solo using upside-down shunt and lots of adrenaline.
Justin Tracey ??, 1997 -
with Dave Thorne
with Dave Thorne
mikej 18 Jul, 1996 Lead
with Rachel W/E
with Rachel W/E
Tim Bateman 5 May, 1996 Lead
Small and weak ?May, 1996 TR
mikej 4 Jul, 1995 Lead
with Simon Chapman
with Simon Chapman
nuts and bolts ?May, 1995 -
Hidden ??, 1995 Lead
Hidden ??, 1995 AltLd dnf
Hidden 3 Jul, 1994 Lead
Rog Wilko ?Jul, 1994 Lead Felt like a real sandbag at VS.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Felt like a real sandbag at VS.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden ?May, 1994 2nd O/S
agagsgrot ?Oct, 1993 2nd O/S Climbed when it was still a VS.
with Pete
Climbed when it was still a VS.
with Pete
Martin Bennett 5 Sep, 1993 -
with Paul Taylor, Hal, Woody, Tats, Phil
with Paul Taylor, Hal, Woody, Tats, Phil
Hidden 4 Jun, 1993 Lead
Roget 13 Apr, 1993 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
with Jonathan T
Hidden ?Apr, 1993 Lead
Guy ??, 1992 -
Cowflinger 9 Nov, 1991 Lead O/S 1st climb in England and tough going
with Lewis
1st climb in England and tough going
with Lewis
mark-abz 27 May, 1990 2nd
with Ian D
with Ian D
Neil McA 3 Apr, 1990 Lead O/S
strapless ??, 1990 Lead
with Ju
with Ju
neilmclean ??, 1990 Lead Back in the day :-)
Back in the day :-)
Hidden 5 Aug, 1989 Lead O/S
Hidden 7 Jun, 1989 Lead
nigehughes ?May, 1989 Lead
with Steve Magee
with Steve Magee
Hidden ?May, 1989 Lead O/S
alan moore ??, 1989 - First VS. Have never been able to repeat it and no longer wish to.
First VS. Have never been able to repeat it and no longer wish to.
mikej 19 Sep, 1988 2nd
with Robert Smith
with Robert Smith
Iain Thow 14 Apr, 1988 TR
with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey
with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey
mikej 23 Sep, 1987 Lead
with Pete Rowbottom
with Pete Rowbottom
mikej 22 Sep, 1987 Lead dnf Got rained off so backed off and departed for a recce of Huntsham.
with Robert Smith
Got rained off so backed off and departed for a recce of Huntsham.
with Robert Smith
Jelly Mould Surfer ?Sep, 1987 Lead O/S 1st vs lead, and now its a hvs/E1
1st vs lead, and now its a hvs/E1
Mickdenali ??, 1986 Lead O/S
DDDD ??, 1986 AltLd
RichardMc 26 May, 1985 Lead
with Jon Clifford-Smith
with Jon Clifford-Smith
tapley 4 May, 1985 Lead
Brian Wilderspin 14 Apr, 1985 -
with Stan Vick
with Stan Vick
leland stamper ?Feb, 1985 2nd O/S
with Pete Johnson?
with Pete Johnson?
babymoac ??, 1985 -
jcw ??, 1985 -
with Simon Donowho
with Simon Donowho
Hidden 21 Jun, 1984 2nd
ill_bill 16 Jan, 1983 2nd
with Niall McHugh
with Niall McHugh
Chris Ebbutt ??, 1980 Lead
Hidden 17 Jul, 1979 Lead
clanger ??, 1979 -
clanger ??, 1979 -
Steve Lewis 8 Jan, 1976 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
with sharpie
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Mid HVS
Low HVS
High VS
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High 5a
Mid 5a
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High 4c
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Votes cast 69
Votes cast 69
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