Rockfax Description
A cracking variation giving a long 40m pitch. From the first belay of Lorraine, go leftwards over the bulge as for the original, and then make a delicate sequence of moves up some pockets to gain the slab and a good wire in a crack. Move up and left towards a flake that leads you all the way to the big ledge and pinnacle belay at the end of P3 of the original.
FA . D.Alcock, C.Davies 7.6.1965 © Rockfax

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
isandyharper 21 Sep AltLd O/S Led P1, 3 & 5. The 40m section was bold in places with crap gear.
Led P1, 3 & 5. The 40m section was bold in places with crap gear.
Pixie-Andy 21 Sep AltLd O/S Great route, did the middle section which included a solid 5a pitch
Great route, did the middle section which included a solid 5a pitch
James Rigby 19 Sep AltLd O/S
Gordon W 26 Aug 2nd O/S
Hidden 26 Aug Lead O/S
DubyaJamesDubya 2 Aug 2nd rpt
with Ian Smith
with Ian Smith
Mark Reeves 25 Jul Lead
Laudi 14 Jul AltLd O/S
Misha 5 Jul 2nd O/S Observation / belay duty on Mark Reeves leading course with client Derek. Good pitch, bit of everything but mostly slab padding. Bit bold in places. Double set of cams up to green for all the pocket placements and singles up to big blue. Did P1 Direct Route into this then abbed off. Ab point down and left of the pinnacle belay, 30m ab gets to the path.
Observation / belay duty on Mark Reeves leading course with client Derek. Good pitch, bit of everything but mostly slab padding. Bit bold in places. Double set of cams up to green for all the pocket placements and singles up to big blue. Did P1 Direct Route into this then abbed off. Ab point down and left of the pinnacle belay, 30m ab gets to the path.
Mark Reeves 5 Jul AltLd
justdoit 29 Jun AltLd O/S amazing 2nd pitch, the slab is really goo fun climbing, and not as bold as the guidebook suggest.
amazing 2nd pitch, the slab is really goo fun climbing, and not as bold as the guidebook suggest.
Tom Livingstone 21 Jun Solo O/S
Olly Chapman 19 Jun Lead O/S
with Kieran
with Kieran
Hidden 25 May Lead
themattyshep 21 Apr AltLd O/S Definitely not the variation but still good climbing completely independent of Loraine we went into the double cracks of orogenous zones via a pocketed wall.
with Seb D
Definitely not the variation but still good climbing completely independent of Loraine we went into the double cracks of orogenous zones via a pocketed wall.
with Seb D
adamsriches 17 Nov, 2018 Lead O/S Lead the variation pitch.
with Alberto
Lead the variation pitch.
with Alberto
LaAnnaPurna 7 Oct, 2018 AltLd
with nickb
with nickb
Ewan Russell 31 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with Tom butel
with Tom butel
Andy Moles 31 Aug, 2018 AltLd Climbed a line fully independent of Lorraine.
with ferdia
Climbed a line fully independent of Lorraine.
with ferdia
ferdia 31 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S
Butel 30 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
paultaylor 9 Aug, 2018 AltLd O/S Lorraine into variation. Lead variation pitch. Nice climbing
Lorraine into variation. Lead variation pitch. Nice climbing
K Mckay 5 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
with joe.91
with joe.91
joe.91 5 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S 2000th logged route!
with K Mckay
2000th logged route!
with K Mckay
Hidden 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd
mapperley samurai 5 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead P2 and 4. Pitch 2 is truly excellent.
with Dizz
Lead P2 and 4. Pitch 2 is truly excellent.
with Dizz
Dizz 5 Jul, 2018 AltLd O/S
with Kevin RM
with Kevin RM
SarahConnor 9 Jun, 2018 2nd
MarkNicholasConnor 9 Jun, 2018 Lead O/S Really good climbing with a bold middle section
Really good climbing with a bold middle section
steve prior ?Jun, 2018 Lead
with Andy C
with Andy C
RioVista23 29 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Graham Mercer
with Graham Mercer
sian88 29 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Lead p1 and p3
with Peter Cooper
Lead p1 and p3
with Peter Cooper
Guy Bennell 7 May, 2018 AltLd
sheelba 5 May, 2018 Lead O/S
with Naomi
with Naomi
Mihkel 27 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with Andrew Mirelman, Sip Powers
with Andrew Mirelman, Sip Powers
DubyaJamesDubya 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Joe Harris
with Joe Harris
dkd 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd
with Mike Tutt
with Mike Tutt
Jimbothe5 25 Jul, 2017 2nd O/S
with Dave Evens, Arthur Summers
with Dave Evens, Arthur Summers
alexandra 17 Jul, 2017 2nd
JackM92 17 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S Led as part of the cracks. No polish and far more enjoyable that the cracks! Not bold, gear solid whenever needed and excellent friction eerywhere
Led as part of the cracks. No polish and far more enjoyable that the cracks! Not bold, gear solid whenever needed and excellent friction eerywhere
Hidden 13 Jul, 2017 Solo O/S
fuzzysheep01 18 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
davash91 18 Jun, 2017 2nd
cem 17 Jun, 2017 Lead rpt Excellent. Didn't really remember it.
with Ian Dillon
Excellent. Didn't really remember it.
with Ian Dillon
Hidden 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Dan Mckinlay 13 Jun, 2017 -
JendeHoxar 28 May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Flavio
with Flavio
Flavio 28 May, 2017 2nd
LDJ 25 May, 2017 AltLd
ollie1 25 May, 2017 AltLd
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25 May, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Swotson
with Swotson
Sean Kelly ?May, 2017 2nd Repeat ascent after 50 years!
with ollie1, LDJ
Repeat ascent after 50 years!
with ollie1, LDJ
Kitty27 ?May, 2017 2nd O/S
with Mike W
with Mike W
Mike W ?May, 2017 Lead O/S
with Kitty27
with Kitty27
mrteale 30 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S Lead all pitches. High winds added to the excitement on the balancy 5a pitch. Very good climbing by Anna.
Lead all pitches. High winds added to the excitement on the balancy 5a pitch. Very good climbing by Anna.
AnnaLomas 30 Apr, 2017 2nd O/S Great fun
with mrteale
Great fun
with mrteale
Ids1165 ??, 2017 Lead
AngelaC 15 Aug, 2016 AltLd
Jonny Nick 23 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S
cameron_hall 23 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S We both soloed P1, then Will led P2 (the HVS Lorraine Variation - beautiful pitch and not particularly difficult for the grade), then I strung together the last two pitches.
We both soloed P1, then Will led P2 (the HVS Lorraine Variation - beautiful pitch and not particularly difficult for the grade), then I strung together the last two pitches.
will_benfold 23 Jul, 2016 AltLd O/S Soloed P1, led P2. Very pleasant climbing.
Soloed P1, led P2. Very pleasant climbing.
mila.and 23 Jul, 2016 Lead O/S
with Thibault Lieux
with Thibault Lieux
davebrox ??, 2016 -
Big Lee 18 Oct, 2015 Lead O/S Excellent route. Spaced gear on the main pitch but all of it looked good.
with annak
Excellent route. Spaced gear on the main pitch but all of it looked good.
with annak
annak 18 Oct, 2015 2nd dog
with Big Lee
with Big Lee
Pete_Frost 28 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Led the middle pitch - good fun. Joe worked the top pitch of GBH which we followed cleanly.
with Simon Davidson, climbingjoe
Led the middle pitch - good fun. Joe worked the top pitch of GBH which we followed cleanly.
with Simon Davidson, climbingjoe
Robb Bert 8 Aug, 2015 AltLd
Neilaw ?Aug, 2015 AltLd
with Kev
with Kev
Mr Tickle 23 Jul, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dan2
with Dan2
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Hidden 27 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
Dawn_K_B 24 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Led this pitch, was ace! Varied climbing from slab to crack, reasonably run out but not horrendous. Got it done just before the rain came in!
Led this pitch, was ace! Varied climbing from slab to crack, reasonably run out but not horrendous. Got it done just before the rain came in!
benkelsey 24 Jun, 2015 2nd O/S easy but spaced gear
easy but spaced gear
Hidden 16 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
jimmatthews 16 Jun, 2015 AltLd O/S
buxtoncoffeelover 15 Jun, 2015 Lead With Matt, who led opening pitch & also led top 2 pitches of The Cracks together, leaving me the best bit (long,little bit run-out, bold & balancy). Excellent route
With Matt, who led opening pitch & also led top 2 pitches of The Cracks together, leaving me the best bit (long,little bit run-out, bold & balancy). Excellent route
Hidden 11 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S
sparkybatteryboy 11 Jun, 2015 Lead very bold and bit daring in strongish winds but some great moves.
with sorcha gilbert dillon
very bold and bit daring in strongish winds but some great moves.
with sorcha gilbert dillon
AmyG 23 May, 2015 AltLd O/S Led p2 Noemie jammed friend in crack.... Nightmare, had to use a massive rock to remove
Led p2 Noemie jammed friend in crack.... Nightmare, had to use a massive rock to remove
noemie5438 23 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Ben, AmyG
with Ben, AmyG
BenG32 23 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
Dan Hale 2 Apr, 2015 AltLd O/S In the pissing rain. Led main (40m) pitch.
with Ian Grabowski
In the pissing rain. Led main (40m) pitch.
with Ian Grabowski
dashby 15 Mar, 2015 2nd Lorraine was polished, thankfully the crux pitch was not and it was sustained throughout
with Dave Prime
Lorraine was polished, thankfully the crux pitch was not and it was sustained throughout
with Dave Prime
Hidden ??, 2015 -
sgl 17 Sep, 2014 AltLd
with will
with will
williemiller 17 Sep, 2014 -
JamesWilliams 7 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S good pitch. felt a little bold.
good pitch. felt a little bold.
adamre12 7 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S Nice Route
Nice Route
Hidden 7 Sep, 2014 AltLd
JPSmith 3 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Dave Allan
with Dave Allan
Hidden 3 Sep, 2014 2nd
Chriswallis2 7 Aug, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Joe Anglesey
with Joe Anglesey
Hidden 21 Jul, 2014 -
Josiemc ?Jul, 2014 Lead O/S really nice climb, a little bit airy but awesome
with John Orr
really nice climb, a little bit airy but awesome
with John Orr
Dave Almond 29 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Nicole Almond 29 Jun, 2014 AltLd Great climb, interesting moves but always positive gear.
Great climb, interesting moves but always positive gear.
shed_hed 23 Jun, 2014 Solo O/S Nice. Found the corner crack pitch the trickiest.
Nice. Found the corner crack pitch the trickiest.
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
WillDoyle 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd
Goodstuff 17 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S P 1 and 3, ran the last 2 pitches of The Cracks together.
P 1 and 3, ran the last 2 pitches of The Cracks together.
Luke Brooks 15 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
with Delyth
with Delyth
lithos 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd paul led the rest of Lorriane. quality climbing with good gear (occasionally spacey)
with cookie
paul led the rest of Lorriane. quality climbing with good gear (occasionally spacey)
with cookie
Hidden 12 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 May, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2014 Lead O/S
ianstevens 12 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S Lovely climbing with just the right amount of gear.
Lovely climbing with just the right amount of gear.
Hidden 12 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
Allanfairfechan ??, 2014 Lead
with john ferguson
with john ferguson
mileshill540 ??, 2014 Lead
Si ??, 2014 -
adie84 ??, 2014 -
adie84 ??, 2014 -
Hidden 30 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
partz 6 Aug, 2013 Lead O/S A tad bold, but pretty much right on for the grade
with Josh Robinson
A tad bold, but pretty much right on for the grade
with Josh Robinson
sebbo 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd dog Decided on rather sketchy looking crackline above pointed flake for pitch 3 which turned out to be p3 of GBH (guidebook was in bag below). One rest at crux required - first E2 pitch and it felt like it!
with Grant Brown
Decided on rather sketchy looking crackline above pointed flake for pitch 3 which turned out to be p3 of GBH (guidebook was in bag below). One rest at crux required - first E2 pitch and it felt like it!
with Grant Brown
cbeard 19 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S Great moves on dish-like holds. Nice runout on the HVS pitch, but great gear and even better friction, so can't complain!
Great moves on dish-like holds. Nice runout on the HVS pitch, but great gear and even better friction, so can't complain!
JulesV 14 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
with Shauna Cunningham
Paul ablitt 14 Jul, 2013 Lead rpt
with Gill
with Gill
Laurence Cowton 25 Jun, 2013 AltLd Middle pitch was bold, tricky moves well above gear.
with Howie
Middle pitch was bold, tricky moves well above gear.
with Howie
John Nuttall 25 Jun, 2013 Lead
with Natty
with Natty
Hidden 25 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
HowieB 25 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden 25 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
fizzychewitt 2 Jun, 2013 Lead
Hidden ?Jun, 2013 -
Swotson ??, 2013 Lead O/S
with Ian Athroll
with Ian Athroll
tim20 ??, 2013 -
scoth 1 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with Neil Mc
with Neil Mc
Hidden 20 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S
djones66 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd I'm assuming that this is the same as the 'Lorraine Direct' as shown (but badly described) in the Ground-Up book. Good climbing on sound rock. The middle bit (the bit that's different to 'Lorraine' can be done in one very long pitch up to the top of C4 of The Cracks. Never too hard, but at times the space between good gear can be more than some people will be confortable with. Ecellent route, though.
with Stve mc D
I'm assuming that this is the same as the 'Lorraine Direct' as shown (but badly described) in the Ground-Up book. Good climbing on sound rock. The middle bit (the bit that's different to 'Lorraine' can be done in one very long pitch up to the top of C4 of The Cracks. Never too hard, but at times the space between good gear can be more than some people will be confortable with. Ecellent route, though.
with Stve mc D
helenstuart 11 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
mark20 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S 60m pitch
60m pitch
Jake Young 21 Jul, 2012 2nd O/S
with mark20
with mark20
John Nuttall 26 May, 2012 AltLd
with Mark
with Mark
Hidden 26 May, 2012 AltLd rpt
charlietorrance 24 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Brilliant climbing. slab climbing brilliant rock and then crack climbing and a hard bouldery crux on the last pitch. Led first and 3rd pitch. worth linking up the pitches instead.
with Gwen
Brilliant climbing. slab climbing brilliant rock and then crack climbing and a hard bouldery crux on the last pitch. Led first and 3rd pitch. worth linking up the pitches instead.
with Gwen
victim of mathematics 21 May, 2012 Lead O/S Bold, sustained and excellent.
Bold, sustained and excellent.
James Oswald 21 May, 2012 AltLd O/S Really good. Great bold climbing above solid gear
with Colin Angus
Really good. Great bold climbing above solid gear
with Colin Angus
Hidden 2 May, 2012 -
jezb1 2 May, 2012 AltLd Lorraine into Lorraine Direct. Lead the 5a crux pitch. Really enjoyable delicate climbing.
Lorraine into Lorraine Direct. Lead the 5a crux pitch. Really enjoyable delicate climbing.
Hidden ?Mar, 2012 -
piersg ??, 2012 AltLd
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Hidden ??, 2012 -
chrisallan 14 Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2011 -
Hidden 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd
Muttly 30 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Al did the Crux Pitch, I loved the Slabby bit P2. I led the 'awkward mantel-shelf' bit at the top which felt tough. Great climb.
Al did the Crux Pitch, I loved the Slabby bit P2. I led the 'awkward mantel-shelf' bit at the top which felt tough. Great climb.
Ann S 24 Jul, 2011 2nd Brill delicate slabs and thuggy corner crack.
with Adam
Brill delicate slabs and thuggy corner crack.
with Adam
Adam1973 24 Jul, 2011 AltLd rpt
with Ann S
with Ann S
BeccaSnowden 14 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead pitch 2. First route in the pass and excellent climbing with spaced gear.
Lead pitch 2. First route in the pass and excellent climbing with spaced gear.
thomasadixon 14 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S Very good climb. Surprised at how tough the top pitch was given it's part of an HS!
Very good climb. Surprised at how tough the top pitch was given it's part of an HS!
Lawrie Brand 13 Jul, 2011 AltLd O/S With the rest of Lorraine
with Joe
With the rest of Lorraine
with Joe
gw3285 10 Jul, 2011 AltLd
neilmackie 2 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S lorraine direct - corner crack of lorraine - final mantel pitch of the cracks
lorraine direct - corner crack of lorraine - final mantel pitch of the cracks
Hidden 2 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
david morse 26 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
with lole
with lole
Smelly Fox 2 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Steve Addy
with Steve Addy
hedgehog77 2 May, 2011 AltLd
Hidden 28 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Pete Nugent 20 Apr, 2011 AltLd I led p1& 4 of Lorraine. JN did Lorraine Direct (37m, 5a, (N.Wales Rock, Ground Up 2006), which brings you to the bottom of p4. Jn did the final mantelshelf pitch of the Cracks to finish.
with John Nuttall
I led p1& 4 of Lorraine. JN did Lorraine Direct (37m, 5a, (N.Wales Rock, Ground Up 2006), which brings you to the bottom of p4. Jn did the final mantelshelf pitch of the Cracks to finish.
with John Nuttall
Hidden 18 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S
BorisVBlade 10 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Lead 1st, 3rd and 4th pitches
with sam820
Lead 1st, 3rd and 4th pitches
with sam820
Neil D 10 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
with Betha.
with Betha.
Betha. 10 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with Neil D
with Neil D
monkeyboyraw 10 Apr, 2011 AltLd dog Climbed with Ruth. Started for Cracks (intended route) then onto this having linked pitches 1 & 2. Fell on the crux having climbed too far above the crack. Climbed clean on 2nd attempt to belay beneath Trauma. Ruth led last pitch. Great route gutted at the fall (first lead fall)!
Climbed with Ruth. Started for Cracks (intended route) then onto this having linked pitches 1 & 2. Fell on the crux having climbed too far above the crack. Climbed clean on 2nd attempt to belay beneath Trauma. Ruth led last pitch. Great route gutted at the fall (first lead fall)!
sam820 10 Apr, 2011 AltLd O/S Did the hard variation, bit harder and bolder.(seconded mantle move one handed on final pitch)
Did the hard variation, bit harder and bolder.(seconded mantle move one handed on final pitch)
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
alasdair19 ??, 2011 -
djromberg ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
PAJames ??, 2011 -
Rory Shaw ??, 2011 -
Sankey 3 Sep, 2010 AltLd
crag_monster ?Sep, 2010 AltLd
with John Vincent
with John Vincent
smallerrich 15 Aug, 2010 AltLd O/S Stayed too far right, so not in the cracks, in the groove instead. Awesome climbing, more like E1 if you're not in then cracks.
with Will Nicholls
Stayed too far right, so not in the cracks, in the groove instead. Awesome climbing, more like E1 if you're not in then cracks.
with Will Nicholls
dan gibson 21 Jul, 2010 Solo O/S
RHarding ?Jun, 2010 2nd O/S
with Matt Reynolds
with Matt Reynolds
Hidden 24 May, 2010 AltLd O/S
soph ?May, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Carl Reilly
with Carl Reilly
Hidden ??, 2010 -
mcgrathr ??, 2010 -
robin heath ??, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Tom Wild
with Tom Wild
Alex Mason 18 Sep, 2009 Solo O/S First day at uni.
First day at uni.
Hidden 15 Sep, 2009 AltLd
Bill Lawrence 22 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S awesome climb, fairly bold climb, definitely one of the best hvs leads that ive done
with andy gravestock
awesome climb, fairly bold climb, definitely one of the best hvs leads that ive done
with andy gravestock
snakebite 18 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S Stu led first pitch then took the variation 5a until running out of gear just below the crack on the arete! I followed up to here then led to top. Jamming cracks were superb and mantle was amazing, one of the more varied and intersting routes i've been on, reccommend
with Stuart Masterman
Stu led first pitch then took the variation 5a until running out of gear just below the crack on the arete! I followed up to here then led to top. Jamming cracks were superb and mantle was amazing, one of the more varied and intersting routes i've been on, reccommend
with Stuart Masterman
sinbad 16 Aug, 2009 2nd
with Mike Raine
with Mike Raine
Hidden 16 Aug, 2009 Lead
Helen23 6 Aug, 2009 2nd First pitch gained via 'The Cracks' HS Variation was pitch 2 - great climb, really pockety interesting holds! So much within one pitch!
with Plas y Brenin (Dave Evans)
First pitch gained via 'The Cracks' HS Variation was pitch 2 - great climb, really pockety interesting holds! So much within one pitch!
with Plas y Brenin (Dave Evans)
Hidden 5 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 5 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
Mihkel 25 Jul, 2009 AltLd O/S
with dave657
with dave657
cy 16 Jun, 2009 2nd
Al Franks 16 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with cy
with cy
RagingPuffin 16 Jun, 2009 Lead O/S
with Claire
with Claire
Kirill 13 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S Seconded the main pitch. Very good climbing.
with cem
Seconded the main pitch. Very good climbing.
with cem
cem 13 Jun, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Kirill
with Kirill
matjaques ?Jun, 2009 AltLd
with Moony
with Moony
Adam1973 31 May, 2009 AltLd O/S Led variation. Superb *** pitch.
with sonar
Led variation. Superb *** pitch.
with sonar
climbingrev 18 Apr, 2009 AltLd O/S Lovely climb. Did as part of PYB crack climbing course. Two crack pitches (I ledthe 1st, 2nd 4th pitches - Alison the 3rd, and 5th (mantleshelf) pitches). Leading the second crack pitch was brilliant. perfect gear, scary crack with nothing but jams for hands (a bit of a bridge for feet though. Mantleshelf finish a bit interesting!
with Alison ?
Lovely climb. Did as part of PYB crack climbing course. Two crack pitches (I ledthe 1st, 2nd 4th pitches - Alison the 3rd, and 5th (mantleshelf) pitches). Leading the second crack pitch was brilliant. perfect gear, scary crack with nothing but jams for hands (a bit of a bridge for feet though. Mantleshelf finish a bit interesting!
with Alison ?
Hidden ?Apr, 2009 AltLd
Greg Pittam 27 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Kate Keltie
with Kate Keltie
ClareR 27 Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S I led the first pitch (HS). It was really quite easy but didn't have much gear. I was pleased with my belay station - the first one where I really had to think and back up two dodgy slings with nuts - or vise versa! I dropped Greg's nuts but fortunately none were lost and a good lesson was learnt. Kate then led a very technical HVS pitch, which was hard but satisfying. Had some beta from Greg about a rock-over. Them Greg led the last two pitches (HS). There was a horrible crack to start - not nice at all and a bit scary. The last bit was a very awkward boulder problem! We all got very cold and looked longingly at the other side of the valley where other climbers (including Matty!) were backing in the sun - "too hot", apparently.
with Greg and Kate
I led the first pitch (HS). It was really quite easy but didn't have much gear. I was pleased with my belay station - the first one where I really had to think and back up two dodgy slings with nuts - or vise versa! I dropped Greg's nuts but fortunately none were lost and a good lesson was learnt. Kate then led a very technical HVS pitch, which was hard but satisfying. Had some beta from Greg about a rock-over. Them Greg led the last two pitches (HS). There was a horrible crack to start - not nice at all and a bit scary. The last bit was a very awkward boulder problem! We all got very cold and looked longingly at the other side of the valley where other climbers (including Matty!) were backing in the sun - "too hot", apparently.
with Greg and Kate
Hidden 30 Aug, 2008 Lead
Mattyk 28 Aug, 2008 AltLd Felt farly damp and greasy due to rain. Led the direct pitch (2) and the mantle topout. Really nice boldish climbing. one move from the belay on easy ground i had a thought.. i should place some gear as otherwise i could have a big fall. stopped concentrating and my foot popped. grabbed cam. :( annoying as the bt i was on was like 4a climbing.
with Dom and Jude
Felt farly damp and greasy due to rain. Led the direct pitch (2) and the mantle topout. Really nice boldish climbing. one move from the belay on easy ground i had a thought.. i should place some gear as otherwise i could have a big fall. stopped concentrating and my foot popped. grabbed cam. :( annoying as the bt i was on was like 4a climbing.
with Dom and Jude
Hidden 26 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden 4 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hjort 23 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Sgt. Vest 23 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Hjort
with Hjort
irish paul 8 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Sarah Joyce
with Sarah Joyce
Sarah Black 8 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
Carly 3 Jun, 2008 Lead O/S
with Richard
with Richard
Hidden 3 Jun, 2008 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?May, 2008 Lead
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 AltLd
Hidden ?Apr, 2008 2nd
tumbling wizard ??, 2008 -
barni ??, 2008 AltLd
tumbling wizard ??, 2008 -
ritchierich 13 Apr, 2007 AltLd O/S
with Bob Dickson
with Bob Dickson
Rob Kennard ??, 2007 -
Hidden ?Jun, 2006 -
Ian McNeill ??, 2006 -
Wayne S 20 Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Skyfall
with Skyfall
a_radiohead_fan ??, 2005 -
pete johnson ??, 2005 Solo
Hidden 21 Jul, 2002 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Jun, 2000 Lead O/S
Ched ??, 1997 Lead O/S
with Glanfor
with Glanfor
rurp ??, 1995 Lead
Scott McRae 28 May, 1994 AltLd O/S Good alternate start on right-hand of the Cracks. Still got stuck behind a queue on second pitch! Lead this and mantelshelf pitch
with Steve Jones
Good alternate start on right-hand of the Cracks. Still got stuck behind a queue on second pitch! Lead this and mantelshelf pitch
with Steve Jones
pauldrew ??, 1993 -
rob.grafton ??, 1993 -
with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, chris pugh
with tony howard, Matthew Bransby, chris pugh
WB ??, 1992 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 1990 2nd
Martin Bennett 12 Jul, 1987 -
with MT
with MT
Neil McA 12 Aug, 1986 Solo O/S
Melok ??, 1985 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?May, 1984 Lead
with Andy Heald
with Andy Heald
Hidden 6 Sep, 1981 AltLd
mikej 19 Aug, 1980 Lead
with Tony Waite
with Tony Waite
GeoffG 7 May, 1977 AltLd
Tom V ??, 1973 -
mikej 7 Sep, 1968 AltLd
with Wil Hurford
with Wil Hurford
Sean Kelly ?Jun, 1968 - Got lost so felt this was a direct start
with Dick Curtis
Got lost so felt this was a direct start
with Dick Curtis
uphillnow ??, 1966 -
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Low 4c
Votes cast 46
Votes cast 45
Style of Ascent
Alt Leads
Lead
Followed
Soloed
Not Set
Onsighted
Repeated
Dogged
Not Set