In common with the other VDiff routes on the Introductory rocks, this has become VERY polished, so may not be the best place to start a beginner at this grade!

22nd SAS Climbing Group Hereford

lukey13 20/Feb Lead O/S

1st Trad lead

with Alex :D, Emma :)
Magsy 04/Oct/16 Lead
with Ian Cole
Quinnstunts1 28/Sep/16 AltLd rpt

35 Feet, 1 Pitch, V Diff Crag a little wet under foot

with Sid Sidebottom
Johnbuffey 11/Sep/16 -
Eddietheed 13/Aug/16 TR O/S
SamSkulls 13/Aug/16 TR
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead β
JamesWoolley 11/Jun/16 TR O/S
with Ryan Barnett
Stozza92 15/May/16 Lead
with Cat Ince
Hog Dog 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Very polished!

with Claire Nichols
Hidden 13/May/16 Lead O/S
Allan Watson 13/May/16 2nd
a broomhead 27/Apr/16 Lead
divadsci 25/Apr/16 2nd O/S
aceagles 25/Apr/16 Lead O/S
lauriewessel 20/Apr/16 TR O/S

very polished!

with mel
DMiss 16/Apr/16 2nd O/S
with Alex
Jonny Harrison 02/Apr/16 Lead
with Jordan jones
alexm198 25/Mar/16 Solo
with Julia Galway-Witham
simoncov 13/Mar/16 Lead rpt
with Etta
Etta 13/Mar/16 2nd
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
siobhanc93 ??/2016 -
robertmills4 29/Dec/15 2nd O/S
with Katie Welch
Katie Welch 29/Dec/15 Lead O/S
with Rob Mills
cpoad 28/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with John S
John Higgs 01/Aug/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/May/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 30/May/15 Lead
Edwin Han 23/May/15 TR O/S
with Derek
Hidden 23/May/15 TR O/S
whatevertheweather 22/May/15 Lead O/S
Hungwe 22/May/15 2nd dnf

Very polished, probably not a good choice for first climb on rock in 20+ years!

berry6717 02/May/15 Lead O/S
with Hannah Berry
Rebecca_h 07/Mar/15 TR
with Mat
naylormat 07/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with Becca
dashby 05/Mar/15 Lead
Chownsy 05/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Dan Bow
ian lynch 13/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Sep/14 2nd
tobydunford 21/Sep/14 Solo O/S
sam_craddock 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S
ColPerkins 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rae Booyens
Morgan Specht 26/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/14 Lead O/S
How easy 12/Jul/14 Lead
Jamesmurphy448 04/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Exposed, very polished route

with Catherine Quick, Joe Fraser
goforgeek 08/Jun/14 Lead
hannah4556 08/Jun/14 Lead
Ian Clare ?/May/14 Lead
Hidden 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
mattprince 07/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Wet day

with Nathan Reardon
Hidden 15/Mar/14 2nd O/S
alan moore ??/2014 -
Hidden 06/Oct/13 Lead
Faz86 28/Sep/13 2nd

mud + polish = fun (seconded due to injury)

edjenkins 28/Sep/13 Lead
pad-rat 19/Aug/13 Lead
with andrew
hannah4556 06/Aug/13 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/13 TR RP
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead
rockape117 27/Jul/13 -
Hidden 26/Jul/13 2nd rpt
wilsers 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
James Wilson 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S
colinkeb 24/Jun/13 2nd

this climb is handy for vain people in that you can stop and admire your reflection in the polish as you go

with john presley
johnnyhobo 24/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Polished too buggery.

with Colin Baker
66fran 08/Jun/13 2nd
danwatts02 08/Jun/13 Lead
with 66fran
mikeyn48 27/May/13 Lead O/S

dry day. sunny throughout. although covered by the trees. difficult section near the bottom. rock is limestone and well polished. Was the most difficult rock type to climb thus far and try and lead. However once over the difficult hurdle, i shot to the top.

Tom92 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Bearded Dove 26/May/13 2nd O/S
JamieJ92 04/May/13 Lead G/U
SteveJB 03/May/13 Lead O/S
john_p_mulcahy 03/May/13 2nd O/S
with Steve
simoncov 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Etta
Hidden 20/Apr/13 Lead
Etta 20/Apr/13 2nd β

Failed to remove one of the nuts. My climbing partner had to abseil down to remove it :-(

Hidden 16/Apr/13 TR O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Anthonybevis 10/Apr/13 2nd
with James
puppythedog 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S

The polish made this more difficult for certain. Coupled with the cold it was reasonably challenging consider the level I normally climb at. Too much for Jembolina cold hands she couldn't trust and feet that she couldn't trust on the glassy rock.

trigger118 24/Feb/13 Lead O/S
Adderbury Climber 24/Feb/13 2nd
danwatts02 ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
dave4430 13/Oct/12 Lead O/S
sianabanana 15/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Merten
Zerocks 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Sian
jennym32 08/Sep/12 2nd O/S

Would have been easy for the grade if it wasn't so incredibly polished!

with Mark Bown
Dan0Me 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Sophie C
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Jul/12 Lead
susan mc donald 29/Jun/12 Lead
nikinko 02/Jun/12 2nd

V polished at start.

with Dave Cunningham
AlexMc 01/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/May/12 TR
JamesColeman ?/May/12 Solo O/S
Roget 08/Apr/12 Solo O/S
wurzelinzummerset 01/Apr/12 2nd

Polished like glass at the bottom, and dirty near the top. Not a pleasant climb.

with Mike
Mayaculpa 01/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden ?/Apr/12 Lead O/S
Malpractise 28/Mar/12 -
with Mick Barraclough
Ray Peace 28/Feb/12 Lead
mountainpunk 21/Jan/12 Lead
with Tommy
tommylongfellow 21/Jan/12 2nd
The Norris 08/Jan/12 Lead O/S

Relatively straightforward, the step to the left to get round the bulge was made interesting by the polish!

with Gem
Hidden ??/2012 Lead
pad-rat ??/2012 -
djking1983 15/Nov/11 TR O/S
Voltemands 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Lucy Smith
rjshade 14/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Kai-ting Chuang, Gabriel Rosser
nathan2day 30/Jul/11 Lead
with Martin Wilson, Ananta
matthomas79 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S

Could this be the ultimate in polished routes. Agree with the description, not one for beginners. In its prime it would have been a great VD but with all that polished I think it should get HVD just to give people a bit of a warning.

with Nicola Thomas
sam coward 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Helen
Claire S-J 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Hazel and Emma
Hidden 03/Jun/11 Lead
simeclimb68 08/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
jack1996 ??/2011 TR O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/10 -
Hidden 19/Sep/10 Lead O/S
webbe01 01/Sep/10 Lead O/S
-restless- 01/Sep/10 Lead
with Ed Webb
brenzy83 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with ed webb
SamStokes 22/Aug/10 Solo O/S
with Ed Webb
webbe01 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/10 Lead
Hidden 16/Aug/10 2nd
Birdmanuk 07/Aug/10 2nd β

Very good climb took a while to find it at first we walked right past it. Beware some loose looking hand holds towards the top.

joeofseph 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Lead seconded by Ben Morris

aged_ape 28/Jul/10 Solo O/S
FrJ 19/Jul/10 Lead
with Tim Hunting
MGrock 12/Jul/10 Lead
chriswitts1 10/May/10 Lead O/S

Interesting move to gain the crack - big step up on highly polished rock - aside from that - a reasonable climb

with Jon Smith
Kermi 25/Apr/10 TR O/S
rrrock! 10/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/10 TR O/S
Hidden 27/Mar/10 TR O/S
jack243 06/Mar/10 2nd
with Mark H
Mark Hatton 06/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Lorna Watson, Paul
Bobbyonrock ?/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with Sparkles
Hidden 20/Feb/10 Lead
Matthew Edwards 20/Feb/10 2nd O/S

extremely polished, easy moves made hard, not fun at all. 2nded Rachel, JS dnf

with John Silvester, Rachel Pritchard
Nicky Hill ??/2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2010 -
hairy51 ??/2010 Lead O/S
ml_si ??/2010 Lead
with smithy
GC 20/Sep/09 Lead

Polished and awkward start. Move to get out of the cave a little tricky.

swintle 20/Sep/09 2nd


Blackgoby 17/Aug/09 2nd rpt
with Tracey
Hidden 02/Aug/09 Lead O/S
chadrads 21/Jun/09 Lead O/S
sean72 21/Jun/09 2nd
with Chadrads
wilf 17/Jun/09 Lead

interesting move from cave onto arrete

with nick f
Hidden 30/May/09 Lead O/S
joe_lancs 26/May/09 Lead rpt
Richard 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Carrie
Steve Mcc 26/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Very polished at start and awkward moves out of the cave puts you off balance. Climb eases but still polished.

with Ben Allen
TomWebber 22/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 06/Apr/09 2nd rpt
Ashrich09 04/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Mar/09 TR
joe_lancs 14/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jan/09 Lead
summo ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 Lead
Hidden 27/Sep/08 TR O/S
Hidden 24/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Lead O/S
kim.mulji 19/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Jayne
Dassie 01/Jul/08 TR β
with Joanne
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 28/Jun/08 Solo

Polished. No problems.

maherp 28/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Chris Homewood
ElvisLeg 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Mike Healey
Hidden 02/May/08 Lead O/S
roberts1234567890 17/Apr/08 Lead
Dassie 05/Apr/08 TR dog

My first climb at SY

with Mark
Dassie 05/Apr/08 TR β
with Carl
Dassie ??/2008 TR β
with Self belay with shunt
TP ??/2008 -
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 09/Dec/07 Lead β
with Mike Porter
AWR27 29/Sep/07 2nd O/S

Good lead by Chris here

with Pete C, Chris C
Suz123 29/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Lauren
the rec 27/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah
Ian Archer 28/May/07 TR
with Jodie Munks
cas54321 29/Apr/07 Lead
with Nick
Hidden 31/Mar/07 2nd RP
Hidden 24/Mar/07 Lead
davenev ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead O/S
rrrock! ?/Aug/06 Lead
cas54321 06/May/06 Lead
with Rob
popov86 14/Apr/06 Lead
greenmonkey ??/2006 Lead
Phil PBC ??/2006 -
Hidden 26/Nov/05 Lead O/S
joeym 16/Aug/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Lead O/S
deano 14/Apr/05 AltLd
with Byron Liles
Hidden 07/Nov/04 2nd
Hidden 16/Aug/03 Lead
Ffej 28/Sep/02 TR
steev ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Jul/00 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Jan/00 Lead
guy xavier percival 12/Sep/99 Solo
Nigel Coe 28/Mar/99 Solo
Laramadness 05/Jul/98 Solo
Steve Mcc 05/Mar/98 2nd O/S
with Ben Booth
PaulTclimbing ??/1998 Lead
with Mike k, Woko
nigehughes ?/Apr/94 Solo
Hidden ??/1994 -
Hidden ?/Apr/93 Lead O/S
davebrox ??/1993 -
Hidden 07/Jun/89 2nd
Hidden 01/Sep/82 TR
Ian Clare ??/1982 -
JamieAyres ?/May/80 TR O/S

school trip

John Marsland ??/1979 2nd
with Peter Bone
bish2t ??/1979 2nd O/S
with Dad
Nigel Bond 22/Sep/74 Lead
with Donald Workman, Pete Dainty
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