Climb on to the large ledge at the base of the crack. The thin crack is long, but featuresome, there are steep pumpy sections, but plenty of gear; a great route to hone your crack skills. After the crack proper, congratulate yourself to a well earned, exposed view up the valley before finishing on easier ground to a large block belay and enjoy watching your partner extract the gear from the choice finger holds. One of the best lime cracks in the country and a Yat uber classic HVS test piece.

C Milford, B Hocken Jul/1972

Ticklists: Day at the Yat, Best of Symonds Yat!, The Yat road to ruins HVS, 100 Best South West Mid Grade Routes.

C May 15/Oct 2nd O/S
with Tim
Longsufferingropeholder 15/Oct Lead O/S

Great route

with C May
Steely12 28/Sep 2nd O/S
with Augustin
Jimbob64 24/Sep Lead O/S


with Jim
cheeky 31/Aug Lead O/S
Graham Westbrook 31/Aug 2nd
hfotheri 26/Aug Lead O/S
with simon
Hidden 17/Aug Lead
tebs 06/Aug Lead O/S
with Loic
dan_waterston 25/Jul 2nd O/S

Tried to follow up with 15kg rucksack to avoid walk back down. Pumped out trying to remove in-situ bolt. Had to dump bag; thereafter OK to second, but beyond me to lead.

with Dave Latimer
Dave Latimer 25/Jul Lead O/S
andy dunn 16/Jul Lead O/S
with Claire
Claireybloomers 16/Jul 2nd
with Andy
Mouse5 16/Jul 2nd O/S

Left one of my favourite nuts in this - bomber so think it'll be there a while!

Stickle Tarn 15/Jul Lead rpt
Avon Man 09/Jul 2nd O/S
with Derek
Felix Ottey 08/Jul 2nd rpt
Dangerous David 08/Jul Lead O/S

Very fun route, found myself almost stuck just before the crux, dealing with the pump, thankfully fairly good rest ledge. Once over the crux, glory awaits!

with Felix
Stickle Tarn 26/Jun Lead rpt
kierankeavy 25/Jun Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Jun Lead
Roland stopps 25/Jun 2nd
with Nevil
wnicholson 25/Jun 2nd O/S
Garnham 24/Jun Lead O/S
with jcdavy
jcdavy 24/Jun 2nd O/S
with Nathan
chris cockbain 18/Jun Lead O/S
RWB1986 17/Jun Lead O/S
Hairykitedude 11/Jun Lead rpt
Cheese Monkey 03/Jun Lead rpt

completely forgot I had lead this before, retro flash baby!

with Dave
Luke90 01/Jun Lead O/S
with Liz
Elizabeth Allen 01/Jun 2nd dog
with Luke
magicmartin 30/May Lead dnf

Need to try this when I have just finished 4 nights.

with Martyn Wright
Ollieaxon 26/May Lead O/S
Stickle Tarn 10/May Lead rpt
camulv 07/May 2nd O/S

Such a nice climb to start the day off, loved it!

kierankeavy 07/May Lead O/S
jessie 06/May 2nd
with Ciaran
Hidden 06/May Lead dog
Hidden 23/Apr 2nd dog
sarahlaight 23/Apr 2nd dog

Chairmans challenge points for seconding above my grade. Great climb but knackering!

with Luke Perry
Stanners 04/Apr 2nd O/S
benjaminwhite001 18/Mar Lead O/S


Hidden 17/Mar Lead O/S
lukevf 12/Mar Lead O/S
with Rob M
Dexter JW 11/Mar Lead O/S
with Henry T, Josh S
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 09/Mar Solo
sideshow722 04/Feb Lead
Robrossmills ??/2017 2nd O/S
with Luke VF
Ids1165 ??/2017 Lead
aceagles 18/Dec/16 Lead
Climbthatpitch 04/Dec/16 Lead O/S
RagingPuffin 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Ash, Tom, Emma Ross
ig248 04/Sep/16 Lead
with Rohan
jsmcfarland 31/Aug/16 2nd rpt

5th time climbing the route in 2 years. Just as good as the first. What a route : )

with Tim
tim.fairhall 31/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Sachi
frank ramsay 14/Aug/16 Lead
with Thea Ramsay
Hidden 09/Aug/16 Lead O/S
luke glaister 02/Aug/16 2nd rpt

Yes kc. Lead it in great style. On a roll. Brilliant route.

Alkis 24/Jul/16 2nd O/S
alexm198 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Pleased to have finally got the chance to lead this after looking at it for so long. Didn't disappoint! Pumpy climbing up the crack - just keep moving!

Quarryboy 23/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Good stuff, had been wanting to do this for ages

Hidden 23/Jul/16 2nd O/S
ecromwell 23/Jul/16 2nd
Hidden 22/Jul/16 2nd
marclloyd77 22/Jul/16 Lead β
Hidden 22/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Lmt 22/Jul/16 2nd dog
with Marc
jsmcfarland 19/Jul/16 Solo rpt

Solo'd as part of warm-up. Incidentally found a new sequence that made the crux a piece of cake (RH high as possible at end of crack, RF high on bulge on right wall, let's you reach to the jug and skip any crimping etc). Fun!

AndyMcCoy 14/Jul/16 2nd
with Bill
Kev Little 19/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Ali
Tala A 30/May/16 Lead O/S
zimpara 14/May/16 Lead dnf

Climbed to crux, had a ponder for 5 minutes, down climbed to fight another day. Really good crack, a bit reachy on the crux.

with rob
hutchay 07/May/16 Lead O/S
RichyBOYY 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/16 2nd
AshBarnes 07/May/16 2nd dog

Gear was hard to remove causing hellish pump. I guess one should never complain about well placed gear! Great climb, will attempt again.

with Ric
Dan0Me 21/Apr/16 Lead O/S
Moritz L 21/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Rob Morgan 17/Apr/16 Lead dog

Lovely climb but got pumped by not committing to one of the lower moves and had to take a rest on gear soon after.

with Win-yei
Win-yei 17/Apr/16 2nd
with Rob
TomH92 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 27/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Clare
Phil Anderson ??/2016 2nd
Frank the Husky ??/2016 -

Described in the CC guides as "the best route at Symonds Yat", If that's true then I fear for the remainder of the climbing here. It's a decent route, but there's only about 25ft of HVS climbing before it gives way to ledges and vegetation. Unfortunately, it's fairly forgettable. (There are significantly better HVS routes at Wyndcliff)

Mike Roger ??/2016 Lead
Rob McGurk 31/Oct/15 Lead O/S

First complete HVS lead! Loved it. Strenuous. Got very pumped and had a severe case of Elvis leg. Wonderful climb.

James Lamb 31/Oct/15 2nd
JamesRich 26/Sep/15 Lead β
with Ben, Lewis
acer2012 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S

2nd HVS lead. Loved it.

with James Potter
Hidden 18/Sep/15 2nd dnf
kayakingash 12/Sep/15 2nd O/S

Really nice climb and great views from the top

Derek Ryden 12/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Ash
Gibbo 29/Aug/15 2nd
with Ed Wright
GridNorth 16/Aug/15 Lead

Probably the best route at the Yat and indeed one of the best routes in the Wye Valley. Climbed for the 3rd time. Good rock, good pro, good moves all of which are unusual for the Yat

with 2nd did not follow
Paul Baxter 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Tom
LovelyMrTom 02/Aug/15 Lead β
Ejminee 02/Aug/15 2nd
barrowclough 02/Aug/15 -
Paul Baxter 01/Aug/15 Lead
with Tom
Stickle Tarn 31/Jul/15 Lead rpt

On reflection it was a little late to start this climb. Enough light to see what I was doing with my hands but the shadows cast by the trees and my body made it difficult to spot much for feet ! Still didn't feel too bad.

Darren Vincent 31/Jul/15 2nd
with Colin
Col Kingshott 31/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Lead
jsmcfarland 23/Jul/15 2nd rpt

Climbed it in trainers following my partner up. Really hard when you can't use your feet too much, the crux bulge where the crack closes up was crazy difficult and I nearly came off matching the crimp on the bulge. 3rd time climbing it now, always fun.

with Sally
matt peacey 17/Jul/15 2nd O/S
John Higgs 17/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Jonathan Moorhouse
Ian Stirrups 16/Jul/15 2nd
with Fred Richard
Fred_Richard 16/Jul/15 -
casey johns 07/Jul/15 Lead dog
luke glaister 07/Jul/15 2nd rpt
alyssan 04/Jul/15 2nd
magicmartin 28/Jun/15 2nd O/S

Super happy to get the 2nd clean on this!

with Any Sneddon, Perry Adams
chrisallan 27/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Kap 27/Jun/15 Lead O/S
evhall 21/Jun/15 Lead rpt

no problem this time :-)

with David
MikeLell 04/Jun/15 Lead dog

Plugged some gear in and rested at the crux.

with Julia
leigh 30/May/15 2nd rpt
with Henry
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead O/S
jsmcfarland 27/May/15 2nd rpt

Repeat ascent. Same as with The Russian, much easier when you have done it before. Plenty of gear and mildly pumpy. Worth the 3 stars. Seems like one of the safer HVS at Symonds Yat!

with Steve
stevoland 27/May/15 Lead O/S
Tom Pillow 23/May/15 Lead O/S

Really good with bomber protection if you have the time to place it.

with David Pillow
don pfaff 15/May/15 Lead
David Maddison 25/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Apr/15 2nd dog
luke glaister 21/Apr/15 Lead rpt

Top banana. Did this as a first route of the day once and got pumped to hell. I said I would never not warm up on it again... well I did this evening for a warm up and creamed it. my stamina has improved loads. 3 ***route. Probably the yat finest.

casey johns 21/Apr/15 Lead dnf
Don't like e3s 21/Apr/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Apr/15 2nd
Kemics 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Awesome climb, looks like it's e3 but actually has great holds the whole way. Very enjoyable. Sun came out at the top with amazing views. Redeems the whole of symonds yat.

with Mel
steve-grigg 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Apr/15 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Apr/15 2nd dnf
jsmcfarland 01/Apr/15 Lead O/S

Onsighted as a 'warm-up'. Very sustained route, no individually hard moves but tons of medium ones. I would say The Russian at SY is far more dangerous and a harder route overall to be honest. Tons of gear in this route and very safe. ****

with Uncle Kev
Hidden ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Melonfly ?/Apr/15 2nd dog
with Caleb
Hidden 31/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
ElBarto 21/Mar/15 2nd dog
with Paul Archer
Jack Porteous 21/Mar/15 Lead
cwildblood 21/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with owen gibson
KimberlyJarrad 21/Mar/15 2nd dog
theotherpetehill 26/Oct/14 2nd
with Michael Pearson
pearson9596 26/Oct/14 Lead O/S
fuzzysheep01 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Stuart Jamieson
Joemanglerocks 27/Sep/14 2nd
TimKnight 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
craggyfingers 13/Sep/14 Lead
dmetcalfe 13/Sep/14 2nd
with James
Stickle Tarn 10/Sep/14 Lead rpt
simeclimb68 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Sep/14 2nd O/S
tobydunford 31/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Kirsty Kerr
Climbster 28/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Pumpy Warm Up

with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 28/Aug/14 2nd β
with Matt
Legs 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Best HVS I have lead. Been wanting to do it for a while. Sustained but with solid gear. Fantastic moves all the way.

with Tom
LovelyMrTom 24/Aug/14 2nd
Bob M 20/Aug/14 Lead

Well worth its 3 stars. Very steep but with gear on demand. I had just got past the crux when it started raining. Hung on the gear for 5 minutes until it stopped, then continued to the top.

matt peacey 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Norman_P_W 20/Aug/14 2nd
with Bob M
Hidden 15/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Fatclimber 09/Aug/14 2nd O/S
with Jimbo
youwillfindjimbo 09/Aug/14 Lead rpt
with Steve
Neil 16/Jul/14 2nd
monsteratt 16/Jul/14 2nd O/S
with Neil, Paul
Andrew171 11/Jul/14 Lead rpt
Don't like e3s 24/Jun/14 2nd
pheotleyr 22/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Steep, but nowhere hard.

with Felix
felixizzy 22/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Peter
Nick Russell 21/Jun/14 2nd rpt
SJS 21/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Nick
hotfeet 20/Jun/14 Lead
with Jonathan G, StuartP
jon_gill1 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

a fantastic route!best one i have climbed at the Yat!

with ross garfoot
tommccluskey 13/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with Sion
luke glaister 12/Jun/14 TR rpt

A great challenge what ever grade u climb at.

with mr shunt
pad-rat 01/Jun/14 Lead
with luke
08nbrierley 17/May/14 2nd
with jamie
Hidden 17/May/14 Lead O/S
Stickle Tarn 09/May/14 Lead dog

Rested twice. Too pumped.

Connoor 21/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Felix Ottey 13/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Great climb furnished with brilliant gear... If u don't get too pumped to place it!!

CA1289 ?/Apr/14 2nd O/S
Jlewis01 02/Mar/14 Lead RP
pasbury ??/2014 -
chrisallan 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Gibbo 24/Sep/13 2nd
with Ollie Keynes
bpmclimb 22/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Ben Crook
Budge 15/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Mike Oates
johnself1603 15/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Miles Jones
brolte 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Ian Fergusson
jcasey2436 01/Sep/13 Lead rpt
leigh 27/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Dogged this years ago and finally came and put it to bed.

with Ali
Hidden 25/Aug/13 Lead rpt
Cheese Monkey 23/Aug/13 Lead O/S


with Mike
Hidden 23/Aug/13 2nd
AJM 21/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Paddy Snow
bonelessivar 21/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Brilliant. Sustained and pumpy.

Hidden 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
Dptidman 19/Aug/13 Lead O/S
crispycodd 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S


Fred_Richard 01/Aug/13 Lead
with terry
Hidden 27/Jul/13 2nd
squicky 26/Jul/13 2nd O/S

Perhaps didn't live up to the hype but still a beautiful, sustained route.

with Neil
Hidden 21/Jul/13 2nd
Gibbo 11/Jul/13 Lead
with Pete Derrett
monsteratt 11/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Dan Fairbank
Lil_Pete 11/Jul/13 2nd dog

Had to dog to retrieve my rather precious little silver Dragon cam Gibbo had plunged deep into a crack!

Kirill 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
cem 30/Jun/13 2nd rpt
matthew_henson 25/Jun/13 2nd O/S

Sustained crack, proper jamming, lots of fun

Paul_southgate68 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Going to claim the on-site after seconding it 3 years ago! Didn't look as steep or intimidating until I got off the ground! Outstanding route ***

gb05 19/Jun/13 2nd rpt
monsteratt 11/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 11/Jun/13 2nd dog
will_benfold 09/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Cameron
cameron_hall 09/Jun/13 2nd dog

Had to hang on the rope to collect a couple of pieces of gear.

rd20 08/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Len
kim.mulji 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sarah
leo-z-g 08/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Nic
waynem1985 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Nick Russell 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Great route, the best we did at the Yat. Good gear, good jams, and a good line. Spot on for the grade

with Emily
alastairbegley 02/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Mark Van Rossum
Hidden 31/May/13 2nd O/S
crossdressingrodney 31/May/13 Lead O/S

Excellent gear. Not too polished, steep enough to feel like hard work all the way. The picture in the guide is very intimidating.

davidclare 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Griff1990 20/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 06/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Daniel Wicks 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Tash
luke glaister 23/Sep/12 TR rpt
with mr shunt
MJAS82 20/Sep/12 2nd O/S
caradoc 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Technical but positive moves with good gear.It felt easier than Original route at High Tor so solid HVS.

with nick yapp
Mackinclimb 05/Sep/12 2nd
gb05 05/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Sep/12 Lead
Tony Kartawick 01/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Looked intimidating for a fat boy. The fat boy triumphed!

Mike Hood 21/Aug/12 Lead
Hidden 10/Aug/12 Lead dog
saraguti 09/Aug/12 Lead rpt

seconded it, then lead it. Superb climb.

with chris
JamesColeman 29/Jul/12 TR O/S


rfdl100 28/Jul/12 2nd RP
with Joris
Joris.Roulleau 28/Jul/12 Lead O/S

the start is fun but fairly polished

with Richard Lizzimore
Dibdawg 24/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Morna Middleton
Stone Muppet 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with ah
Ollie B 09/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with C.Radford
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
petellis 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S

Been saving it for years but just didn't feel up to it on the day.

with Sloth
cdent 27/May/12 Lead O/S
MrRoundy 26/May/12 2nd dnf
with JP
Hidden 26/May/12 Lead dog
luke glaister 08/May/12 Lead rpt

What a route. got 14 bits of gear in. sustained to Hell but great moves and hand holds with lots of foot work. glad the ledge came when it did. ***:-)

casey johns 08/May/12 2nd dog
Mike Turner 06/May/12 AltLd dog
riddle 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
adam 24 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Mar/12 Lead O/S
ad111 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Fred_Richard 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Super nice route!

with Kat
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
luke glaister 16/Feb/12 TR O/S

the best climb ive done at the yat so far. great gear but get it in quick if your going to lead it. i used a shunt and placed gear on the lead. cant wait to get my mate with me to lead it.

with mr shunt
monsteratt 12/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Mark Jones
Robbo1 ??/2012 Lead
alan moore ??/2012 -
Ian JL 06/Nov/11 Lead RP
Roget 16/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with robin, jim
Robin Nichols 16/Oct/11 2nd O/S
dprctr 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Great, consistant and challenging with a nice jam.

rd20 08/Oct/11 2nd O/S

David lead

with Martin
Dale ?/Oct/11 Lead O/S

Brilliant route typical steep limestone HVS. I am enjoying symnonds yat my first visit

with johny, sandra
Hidden 29/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Sep/11 2nd O/S
manwithacam 11/Sep/11 Lead

nice stuff, cant hang around

with mike burnett
CChafer 30/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Tim M 29/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with Emma
climbergg 29/Aug/11 Lead
Anthony Dixon 27/Aug/11 Lead
panda70 07/Aug/11 2nd
James Oswald 07/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Really nice, right at the limit of HVS. Sustained and interesting.

TomMorgan 06/Aug/11 2nd O/S
james.slater 06/Aug/11 Lead O/S

What a route, its been a dream of mine since i was climbing v diffs at the yat with my dad, maybe not the best route at the yat though! Nice and steady with excellent gear.

riff156 31/Jul/11 Lead dog

Had one rest on gear just before crux !!!!

with Alex Falconer, Laura Potter
jo86 03/Jul/11 2nd
martin one 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Joe
Didymus 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Ra
Bex_M 19/Jun/11 2nd dog
with Duncan Dunbar
Hidden 11/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Goose4 18/May/11 Lead O/S
daveaubrey ?/May/11 Lead O/S
cem 09/Apr/11 Lead rpt
with Peter Murphy, John Evans
petegruf 09/Apr/11 2nd
stvredmond 01/Apr/11 Lead

brilliant climb, really enjoyed it. very strenous and sustained. a real gem of symonds yat

Paul Robertson 01/Apr/11 2nd rpt
with Steve Redmond
gronbech 26/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Neil
Luuuuuke 21/Mar/11 Lead O/S
with Alex H
jpmole 20/Mar/11 Lead

snafu'd gear, pumped to hell, elvised like a good 'un, much fun all round. recommended!

nickwhimster 30/Jan/11 Lead O/S
with monty
monsteratt 30/Jan/11 2nd rpt

Did in less style than on the lead. Don't think the cold helped. My fingers were getting quite numb half way up.

with Nick Whimster
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
aged_ape 19/Nov/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
Different Steve 04/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Emma Hawkins, Guy Reid
Marvino 28/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Rach
Hidden 22/Aug/10 2nd O/S
drysori 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
GarethHall 14/Aug/10 Lead O/S
smolders 14/Aug/10 2nd
James_86 08/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Jacob k-d 08/Aug/10 Lead O/S
GC 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Enjoyably tough climb for me, especially when retrieving a 'well seated' friend.

with Peter Williams
Paul_southgate68 05/Jul/10 2nd

tough,very sustained

with super gav
Dassie 03/Jul/10 TR dog

First attempt - fell off near top of crack due to failed hand jam

with Self belay with shunt
Dassie 03/Jul/10 TR rpt

Success at second attempt. A very nice route that I would like to repeat.Reckon it would make for a very satisfying lead. A good workout for arms and fingers on the laybacks but are some decent rest spots.

with Self belay with shunt
raku 02/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Tom Mulier
tom169 02/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with Pawel
ed edwards ?/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jon clayton 19/May/10 Lead O/S
with simon pinnell
monsteratt 18/May/10 Lead O/S

Enjoyed this - didn't ever feel too desperate. Started getting a little pumped but there was always some good holds to rest on before moving on.

with Andy Abraham
Andrew Abraham 18/May/10 2nd
dean79 09/May/10 Lead O/S

Loved it! One of my favourite climbs to date i think. Gear is bomber and some lovely moves all the way up! recommend this to all.....

Chubbard 03/May/10 2nd O/S


ig248 25/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Nicky Hill ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
peaches69 11/Oct/09 Lead O/S

1st half of the route was very pumpy but top half was fine

with sarah
simonw1 03/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Allan Watson
samtheman22 03/Oct/09 -
Allan Watson 03/Oct/09 Lead

cracking route, very steady

with Pete Rogers, Ian Atkins, Simon Whitehead
Paul Bowen 20/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Bethan O'keeffe
Hidden 19/Sep/09 Lead β
Paul Bowen 19/Sep/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 13/Sep/09 2nd
woodenwealth ?/Sep/09 Lead
with Romain
Hidden 31/Aug/09 2nd
brian watson 27/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Mark Brightwell 15/Jul/09 TR
JPGR ?/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Yvette
guy xavier percival 23/Jun/09 Lead β
with paul
evhall 16/Jun/09 Lead dog

Hardest HVS I've ever done - moves are there but unless you are small and light or super strong it's gonna hurt...

with Jerzy + Mike
Mark_RMC 13/Jun/09 2nd

A difficult HVS that follows a leftward angled curved crack with a particularly difficult bit getting over a bulge. Glad Claire lead it!

with Claire Smart
Paul Robertson 11/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Gareth
DorsetGareth 11/Jun/09 Lead O/S

Really great climb, with plenty of gear - did not feel strenuous.

psronan 02/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jun/09 Lead dog
pedropierre 01/Jun/09 2nd dog

Great climb long sustained crack. good holds and well protected all the way. I stopped to retreive a nice rock 7 that somebody had left in - thanks whoever that was.

with Rob the Doc
richardr 21/May/09 Lead O/S

Brutally sustained, the hardest HVS I can remember doing.

Clarky10 09/May/09 Lead β

Easier then i remember

with Ben Seddon Harvey
mikelaing ?/May/09 Lead
with David & Makiko
DannyK 24/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with pep
Chris Sansum 11/Apr/09 Lead dog

With about 104 rests. Not very good at this pumpy stuff, it seems!

with Gary Lewin
Trefo 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S

good fun,quite strenuous

with rick sewards
Mike Mitchell 01/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Peter brooks
fallingrocks 30/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with Ed Lemon
lemon 30/Mar/09 -
with Ollie Lister
Hanski 22/Feb/09 2nd
Hidden ??/2009 TR RP
summo ??/2009 -
Bobcat5060 13/Oct/08 Lead O/S

We were both psyched that day and went straight in and banged out the two classic lines, the other being 'The Russian'

with Barney Ashton
Paul Robertson 03/Oct/08 Lead rpt
chedder 12/Sep/08 2nd
with andy woolston
centurion05 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S

not as good as guidebook suggests

SamStokes 01/Aug/08 Lead rpt
Mark Davies PK 24/Jul/08 2nd rpt

If ever there was a benchmark E0 then this would be it!

with Fiend
coupy 10/Jul/08 Lead O/S

Really pumpy

poey50 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S


gareth r 04/Jun/08 2nd

Foothold fell off, so did I.

with Sam
Sam W 04/Jun/08 Lead

Awesome route. No guidebook so wasn't sure of the line at the top, but followed chalk and think I got it right

beccak ?/May/08 TR O/S
with Tony Penning
Bristoldave 04/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with Caroline
CarolineH 04/Apr/08 2nd O/S
with Dave
Carly 03/Apr/08 Lead dog
with seb
deklan ?/Mar/08 Lead
with jame jones
strapless ??/2008 -
Circus 04/Nov/07 Lead RP

Finally went back n sorted it out.

with Lou
gdb4060 18/Sep/07 Lead

Sustained and high in the grade. Very pumpy if you don't move quickly.

with Peter
trekkie 09/Sep/07 Lead

Full on crack climbing with one impossible reach necessitating delicate traverse on dimples... Brilliant top bit and excellent situation. Quite hard.

with Jo
Hidden 08/Sep/07 2nd
givemetea 08/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Craig Jenkins
Hidden ?/Sep/07 -
emilyj 12/Jun/07 2nd O/S

Nearly fell off but loved it!

SamStokes 03/May/07 Lead rpt

Definately the classic of the Yat!

bpmclimb 27/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Top class climb

with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 27/Apr/07 2nd
Andrew1 17/Apr/07 Lead
with Hannah
Hidden ?/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/07 Lead
Jim Slater ?/Mar/07 Lead dog

The dog's bollocks. Need to get back to clean climb it.

with Mirek
Ewan Brown ??/2007 -
with Dad
jamieevans ??/2007 Lead O/S
djim69bob ??/2007 -
Hidden 27/Aug/06 2nd
Monk 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Joni
leigh ?/Aug/06 Lead dog
with Ed
mikelaing ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Carolyn
gripped01 ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with Jim Jarvis
Hidden ?/May/06 -
tweedcore ??/2006 Lead O/S

one of best climbs ever

with Tom
Phil PBC ??/2006 -
jon thompson27 ??/2006 Lead

Great climb, loose block toward the top, gets a little desperate at 2/3 height, limit of grade? Easy E1

with simon mayell
dan gibson ??/2006 -
chris wyatt ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Aug/05 Lead O/S
rhysjones932 20/Aug/05 -
psronan 01/Aug/05 Lead
Chesh 11/Jul/05 Lead O/S
with Lawrence
joe_alexander ?/May/05 Lead O/S
with Dave Hope
kyt341k ??/2005 2nd β
with Ben Freidland
PaulTclimbing ??/2005 Lead
with Mike k, Monty, Ian, Dan, Trelewis gang, Pete n Nona et al, Howell graham
Dave Toseland ??/2005 -
PaulTclimbing ??/2005 Lead
with Mike k, Monty, Ian, Dan, Trelewis gang, Pete n Nona et al, Howell graham
snowy white 21/Jul/04 -

excellant climb, testing poss e1 for me

Hidden 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/04 Lead O/S
Digger 13/Oct/03 2nd O/S
with James Latham
duncana 11/Oct/03 2nd

Had to keep going lower down, relented higher up.

with Pippa Archer
lithos ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/03 Lead O/S
Mark Collins 15/Jun/03 Lead O/S
with Andrew Primrose
DavidR 26/May/03 Lead O/S
with John Marston
Boxy 18/Apr/03 Lead O/S
mikej 22/Mar/03 2nd
with Nick Salmon
markysums ??/2003 Lead
Andy Fielding 28/Sep/02 2nd
with Paul Tucker
just one more 28/Sep/02 Lead
with Max B, Svenn G
greedo ?/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Colin knowles
Sime64 23/Jun/02 -
with Steve M
cem 14/Apr/02 Lead O/S
with Liam Mark, Graham Dolman
mikej 29/Mar/02 2nd
with Nick Salmon
Hidden ??/2001 -
Jason Gotel ?/Jul/00 Lead
with Tim Weekes
Mark Stevenson 18/Jun/00 Lead O/S
Cailean Harker ??/2000 Lead
OMSKB ??/2000 Lead
1202alarm ??/2000 -
Hidden 22/Jul/99 2nd
MartinN 11/Jul/99 2nd dog
liabilityliz 10/Jun/99 Lead
with Mark Trepte
Hidden 08/Jun/99 2nd rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/99 Lead O/S
kevp ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Brendan Dunn
Nigel Coe ??/1998 -

Approx date

Hidden ??/1997 -
Hidden ??/1997 -
Tim Bateman 05/May/96 2nd
Hidden 03/Jul/94 Lead
Martin Bennett 05/Sep/93 -
with Phil
Hidden ?/Jun/93 Lead
Roget 13/Apr/93 2nd O/S
with Jonathan T
Guy ??/1992 -
Cowflinger 09/Nov/91 Lead O/S
with Lewis
Hidden 24/Mar/91 Lead
mark-abz 27/May/90 Lead
with Ian D
Marti999 ?/Apr/90 Lead
with anthony
strapless ??/1990 Lead
with Ju
Hidden ??/1990 Lead
nigehughes ?/May/89 2nd
with Steve Magee
Hidden ?/May/89 2nd
Hidden 29/Jan/89 Lead
sniffer ??/1989 2nd
with Chris Court
Jelly Mould Surfer ??/1988 2nd O/S
with al
Mickdenali ??/1986 Lead O/S
RichardMc 26/May/85 2nd
with Jon Clifford-Smith
jcw ??/1985 -
with Simon Donowho
Hidden 23/Jun/84 TR
Hairy Welshman ??/1984 Lead O/S
with Ross Robinson
Ken Taylor 15/Apr/82 AltLd
with Gerry Dunford, Andy Bond
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
jon 17/Jul/79 Lead
with Vic
Chris Terrey ?/Jul/79 Lead
with Mike O'Brien
Steve Lewis 08/Jan/76 AltLd O/S
with sharpie
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