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Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Dow's Classic Non-Extremes, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

Matt Smith 09/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

P 1, 3, 5 and 6 (last two together). Really not that great a route. Traverse was nice but everything else pretty forgettable. Someone will have a bad accident on the dubious blocks of p5 one day.

Hidden 09/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
mike lawrence? 08/May/17 Solo
Amy121 27/Aug/16 AltLd

Pitch 2 & 4. Found a sheep in the middle of pitch 4!

mikestr555 27/Aug/16 AltLd
biggianthead 24/Aug/16 -
with C
NickR ?/Aug/16 AltLd
Hidden 31/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Harry Ellis 03/Jul/15 -
with james gibson
Jamie Brown 23/May/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 (scrappy and loose in places) and 5 (great moves with loads of exposure). Glorious weather.

with Mike Shaw, Donal
john jennings ??/2015 AltLd
with Andy
Hidden ??/2015 -
Gordon W ??/2014 AltLd O/S

got a bit lost

Hidden ??/2014 -
chris skipton 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

A cracking climb, on a great day.

with erica
erica 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
with Chris
GPN 09/Jul/13 AltLd
with Annette
net 09/Jul/13 AltLd

Led first pitch and traverse pitch.

with George
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
Gerry_Doncaster 23/Sep/12 AltLd

A superb outing. Not the best route aesthetically but the large ammounts of heart stopping exposure gave it an excellent big mountain feel. Leading the 4th pitch traverse was the highlight for me.

Andrew Knight 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
TJ Mather 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S

my first multi-pitch (5/6 Pitches). Climbed with Andrew Knight on SUMC trip.

Hidden 01/Oct/11 AltLd
crossdressingrodney 23/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with fergus
Simon Caldwell 30/Jul/11 2nd O/S

To avoid repeating the middle grassy pitches, we abbed off the top of Arete Chimney & Crack to do the last pitch of Gordon & Craig's, then walked down to the bottom, did the first pitch, and abbed off!

with Rob
lithos 30/Jul/11 AltLd

all the right pitches, not necessarily in the right order ! 2,3 then an to 4,5 the 1 and ab off ! turns out i led them all !

sjbrook 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Possibly a record for the longest assent of Gordon and Craig route, 5-6 hours. Climbed with 3 on half ropes and two seconds. 1st pitch went fine with Dave leading, 1st pitch of Arête Chimney and Crack looked better climbing. 2nd pitch, lead by me wasn’t great climbing with lots of grass and loose rock, may have been slightly off line. 3rd pitch Dave leading, some confusion about the route lead us to the left and not the right, this put us into Abrahams Route, a grassy gully with one difficult move required to get us back on route. A change of belay position meant it was more convenient for Dave to lead the 4th pitch, the Gordon and Craig traverse (Dave loves a Traverse). The traverse is crossed by many other routes and it was necessary for Dave to wait to pass a pair on what I think was Eliminate A. This pitch took between 1.5 and 2 hours and taught us an important lesson in planning alternative escape routes. The traverse was exposed and I felt nervous while seconding as I was shivering from the cold of standing for nearly 2 hours. By this time we were all very cold in the shade on Dow and so I lead the last two pitches in one. Pitch 5 was great, this made the route for me, by the time I had got up the ramp I was warming back up and my head was back in the right place, which was fortunate as the moves round the corner were very exposed and delicate. The 6th pitch was easier with some nice moves on the ramp before topping out. In summary the top 3 pitches of the route were worth it, I’m sure the chimney on the 3rd pitch would have been good had we found it, lessons learnt; plan escapes/alternatives and use them, take a spare layer and possibly a little food and drink if there is a chance you could be a long time.

with Jeremy, Dave Richards, PMC
Dave Richards 03/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook, Jeremy
nia 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with harry
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/10 AltLd
Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
MALTEAZER ?/May/10 2nd
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Hidden 12/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet 12/Sep/09 AltLd

Led P1 P3 P6

with Stuart Halford
barney@helmshore 06/Jul/09 AltLd
with Simon and Bruce
daveyji ?/Jul/08 AltLd
with Chris Wilson
Hidden ??/2008 -
auld al ?/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
wushu 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
ieverett ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
with Liz Moreno
murray ?/Aug/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/06 AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr/06 AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
jim robertson ??/2006 -
Hidden 10/Jun/05 AltLd
Paul-Michael 15/May/04 Lead O/S
with Paul Nurse
Hidden ?/May/03 AltLd
Hidden ?/Apr/02 -
Hidden ?/Jun/00 -
Hidden 27/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Neil Conway ??/1999 Lead O/S
with Dave Cowling
babymoac 29/Aug/98 AltLd
with Charles
cem 29/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
jim_randell 21/Mar/98 AltLd O/S
with MB
stewart murray ?/May/97 AltLd O/S
with Pete Middleton
DavidEvans ??/1996 Lead

Climbed sometimes in the 90's

EddieA 08/Jul/95 Lead O/S
with Fergus, Simon W
Raggar 13/Aug/94 Lead
with Jo G
Sean Kelly ?/May/92 Lead

Instructing clients from Ghyll Head OPC on some Dow classics

Bob 14/Sep/90 Solo O/S
Rog Wilko ?/Sep/89 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Martin Bennett 06/Jul/87 -

John's 1st ever climb

with John Considine
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
Paul Clarke ??/1987 Lead
with Others, FMC
Steve Crowe 19/Oct/85 Solo

Only the first half, escaped off.

Hidden 02/Jun/85 Lead
Andy Say 30/Jun/84 Solo
Hidden ??/1981 -
Hidden 19/Oct/80 Lead
nige ??/1980 AltLd
with kevin hunt
uphillnow 20/Jun/76 Lead

Working. With school pupil

rogerskews ??/1976 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Hidden 06/Jun/70 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Jul/65 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/1965 -
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