300m, 7 pitches. 5.7R (run out). Recently voted 'the best 5.7 in the world' by an American climbing magazine (or for us Brits, VS). "A 7 pitch route up the slabs of Half Dome, Only two difficult moves on it, very little gear"... says dave657. Others will disagree, several tricky moves can be found on the first traverse alone. But memory will always be drawn to those long yet technically steady quartz dikes snaking up towards the clear blue sky... ROUTE. PITCH 1: Begin on a ledge by stunted trees 35m below an overhang which has a #4 Friend-size letterbox in it. Head up steadily until a traverse left beneath the overhang leads up to an obvious belay. This traverse is the crux, the famous 5.7 'glass traverse' and Contender for shiniest rock in the world -(yes, more polished than Chudleigh). 'Piss on your shoes' is the advice from Speedos-wearing/banana hammock Valley Vet at Camp 4. Wet shoes or dry, a high line is a challenge, place high runners before commiting. PITCH 2: 5.5 wanders wildly rightwards above the overhang and runs out a tad to the bolts, up through a small awkward rise to a two bolt belay. PITCH 3: The Supertopo crux. A 5.7 slab traverse leftwards, this at least has friction and joins the first dike commencing the cream of the route - the 25m run out mania. Ignore the double bolt belay to help with rope drag. One bolt on way eases tension to a two bolt belay (45m pitch). PITCH 4: Up (50m) of more 25m run out madness up the famous snaking quartz dike (or dikes as it happens), all at roughly HVD. Despite assertions otherwise, the holds are not always positive on the Dikes and many require pinches etc. While the climbing is steady, the exposure, vulnerability to cross winds and the run outs demand care. Gear initiative will get you nowhere on the first 5.4 runout pitch, but can prove very handy for those seeking protection higher up on apparently run out sections. PITCH 5 Look to join a rightwards branching dike taking a traverse across via a bolt. Climb the left side of an overlap (gear) to a two bolt belay above a hole (40m). PITCH 6 up dike to 2 bolt belay 5.4r (37m). PITCH 7 Head up the '5.2' slabs above, trickier than you'd expect, aiming to connect with an overlap and ample gear. Belay on ledge, gear. PITCH 8 Heads steadily through a series of roofs and wide cracks at 5.2, has ample gear. The post route 'scrambling' equals a lot of friction trudging up the vaunted moonscape to the famous summit. NOTES: Treat Supertopo's rack description with scepticism, this moderator managed to place a #4 friend 4 times on the route despite big gear being supposedly defunct on Snake Dike. Also, consider a late afternoon ascent to beat the crowds. It is said that a moonlight ascent with torches is apparently a great pick-me-up for the jaded Valley veteran... photos here please of any nutters doing that. WARNING: Despite the glass traverse and 25m run-outs on the 50m pitches, most climbers will find the crux to actually be the chaotic descent down the cables from the summit of Half Dome with all the other visitors... you'll see.

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Parois-de-legende, Road to the Nose - SuperTopo, Yosemite Little Walls For Mortals, Joe Yosemite, Fred Beckey's 100 Favourite North American Climbs

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Derek Ryden 16 Jul Show βeta
βeta: I wouldn't recommend doing this in "tennies", as I did, even if it's well within your grade. It's all about footwork, and I think I would have had a lot more fun if I wasn't wearing clumpy shoes.
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βeta: I wouldn't recommend doing this in "tennies", as I did, even if it's well within your grade. It's all about footwork, and I think I would have had a lot more fun if I wasn't wearing clumpy shoes.
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matt davies ?Sep AltLd O/S Great adventure day out, climbed with the American team
Great adventure day out, climbed with the American team
AliHammond 13 Jul Lead
Hidden 13 Jul 2nd
LornaJ93 6 Jul 2nd
Greenerz 21 Jun AltLd O/S Lead p2 p5 and p8 (p8 sand bag Tim strikes again, not the 5.3 line but another finger line to its right)
Lead p2 p5 and p8 (p8 sand bag Tim strikes again, not the 5.3 line but another finger line to its right)
timreynolds 21 Jun AltLd O/S
EllieWoods 21 Jun AltLd O/S
petecallaghan 20 Jun 2nd rpt Simul climbed, but got stuck behind slow parties so failed to achieve target time. We were planning on linking Snake Dike and Royal Arches, but overran by 3 hours so bailed once we got back to the valley
Simul climbed, but got stuck behind slow parties so failed to achieve target time. We were planning on linking Snake Dike and Royal Arches, but overran by 3 hours so bailed once we got back to the valley
Derek Ryden 19 Jun AltLd O/S Always looked down on this route as being a bit lightweight. Finally did it and boy, was I wrong!
with Glynne Andrew
Always looked down on this route as being a bit lightweight. Finally did it and boy, was I wrong!
with Glynne Andrew
Luis SD 7 Jun AltLd
DaveThexton ?Nov, 2018 Lead O/S 11 hours car to car with slow trio ahead and plenty of photos on top.
11 hours car to car with slow trio ahead and plenty of photos on top.
bwestwood 27 Oct, 2018 AltLd
Peter Reynolds 27 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
Tommyoshea 26 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S
robertmichaellovell 23 Oct, 2018 AltLd
with Steve K
with Steve K
Hidden 18 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
chiverstom 15 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S
danieleaston 15 Oct, 2018 AltLd O/S Amazing adventure day to the top of half dome with Andre. 5.7 slabs by far more scary than the lovely dike. We were second team but counted at least 14 in the line behind us, never caught up though. 13hrs car-car
with Andre ICM
Amazing adventure day to the top of half dome with Andre. 5.7 slabs by far more scary than the lovely dike. We were second team but counted at least 14 in the line behind us, never caught up though. 13hrs car-car
with Andre ICM
ambrooker 15 Oct, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 14 Oct, 2018 -
stephheels 9 Oct, 2018 2nd
foostu4 9 Oct, 2018 Lead O/S 12 hours car to car, had to wait about 45 mins at the start for parties ahead of us. Crux 5.7 pitch well protected. 5.4R sections are spicy, no gear in 60m and doubtful belay bolts - thankfully the climbing is easy! I would say that the cables going down were the scariest part!
12 hours car to car, had to wait about 45 mins at the start for parties ahead of us. Crux 5.7 pitch well protected. 5.4R sections are spicy, no gear in 60m and doubtful belay bolts - thankfully the climbing is easy! I would say that the cables going down were the scariest part!
Daniontherocks 10 Sep, 2018 2nd
with evanc77
with evanc77
evanc77 10 Sep, 2018 Lead Respect to just another Dave for doing this in 9 hours, we were more like 14. Crux for us was not the cables or the walk in, the endless slabs to the summit were horrific. Great day out though and thoroughly recommended. Probably won't do it again though.
Respect to just another Dave for doing this in 9 hours, we were more like 14. Crux for us was not the cables or the walk in, the endless slabs to the summit were horrific. Great day out though and thoroughly recommended. Probably won't do it again though.
conorjclarke ?Sep, 2018 Lead rpt
with Kelly Weeks
with Kelly Weeks
Hidden ?Sep, 2018 AltLd
ACB 4 May, 2018 2nd Lovely climb. Great friction. Little to hold. Big exposure. Fantastic views. Cables still down, so no crowds and no hassle coming down the cables. Very long day, with walk-in and walk out. Worth it for sure!
Lovely climb. Great friction. Little to hold. Big exposure. Fantastic views. Cables still down, so no crowds and no hassle coming down the cables. Very long day, with walk-in and walk out. Worth it for sure!
Hidden 26 Apr, 2018 AltLd
mcgovern 9 Oct, 2017 AltLd An excellent day out which wasn't really about the climb at all. Stunning hikes both to and off Half Dome.
An excellent day out which wasn't really about the climb at all. Stunning hikes both to and off Half Dome.
Paul Collins 9 Oct, 2017 AltLd O/S Queued for a bit then decided to just climb!
Queued for a bit then decided to just climb!
Just Another Dave 28 Sep, 2017 AltLd Excellent description above. A unique, must-do route. Way too busy: annoying crowds, some with poor passing etiquette or just plain nuts. (Unless you want to climb/descend in the dark. Some do). Not as severe as is made out; it's really not 5.7R, it's 5.7 (5.4R) as the tricky bits are well protected, either with good nearby gear or bomber bolts. Not HVS or even VS. In English, pitch grades would be HS 4c,4b,4c,HVD,VD,D,Mod, Mod, Plod.... Nine hours-ish car to car, with an hour or two on top. Strongly recommend Hog Heaven pizza and Lagunitas after.
with Jo Bertalot
Excellent description above. A unique, must-do route. Way too busy: annoying crowds, some with poor passing etiquette or just plain nuts. (Unless you want to climb/descend in the dark. Some do). Not as severe as is made out; it's really not 5.7R, it's 5.7 (5.4R) as the tricky bits are well protected, either with good nearby gear or bomber bolts. Not HVS or even VS. In English, pitch grades would be HS 4c,4b,4c,HVD,VD,D,Mod, Mod, Plod.... Nine hours-ish car to car, with an hour or two on top. Strongly recommend Hog Heaven pizza and Lagunitas after.
with Jo Bertalot
xbraddersx 14 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S Set off from Upper Pines at about 3.30 am. Made steady progress until the 'Lost Lake' which is aptly named. Ended up approaching from the west face, climbing through trees and bushes until we eventually got to the south face. Legs were hurting already. Started climb at about 10.30 am after waiting for a party of three to progress. Pitch 1 was unexpectedly scary with insecure slab moves with ground fall potential. Pitch 3 was a difficult move (H led) but I faced a massive pendulum on second as H missed bolt. Pitch 4 very run out; party above went off route and ended up abseiling down. Make sure to stay on the dyke. Pitches 5,6,7 and 8 were as run out as described, with pitch 7 being another 'easy' slab. The endless class three slabs really are endless and gave us time to admire the view! Descending the cables was okay as made the top late in the day. Descended in darkness, in the same way we came up. One day we will see Nevada Falls.
Set off from Upper Pines at about 3.30 am. Made steady progress until the 'Lost Lake' which is aptly named. Ended up approaching from the west face, climbing through trees and bushes until we eventually got to the south face. Legs were hurting already. Started climb at about 10.30 am after waiting for a party of three to progress. Pitch 1 was unexpectedly scary with insecure slab moves with ground fall potential. Pitch 3 was a difficult move (H led) but I faced a massive pendulum on second as H missed bolt. Pitch 4 very run out; party above went off route and ended up abseiling down. Make sure to stay on the dyke. Pitches 5,6,7 and 8 were as run out as described, with pitch 7 being another 'easy' slab. The endless class three slabs really are endless and gave us time to admire the view! Descending the cables was okay as made the top late in the day. Descended in darkness, in the same way we came up. One day we will see Nevada Falls.
Heather Osborne 14 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2017 2nd
Hidden 8 Sep, 2017 Lead
Fionnuala ?Sep, 2017 AltLd
Eric Walshe ?Sep, 2017 Lead O/S Snake hike, only brought one litre of water for the hike and route in total, not recommended.. was seeing double on the way down and got saved by stray McGovern driving a car in the bus only area.
Snake hike, only brought one litre of water for the hike and route in total, not recommended.. was seeing double on the way down and got saved by stray McGovern driving a car in the bus only area.
Hidden ?Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
John McKenna 13 Aug, 2017 AltLd O/S Good day out. Probably HVS because of belay - belay 40m runouts on polished but positive knobs. Only need 2 cams, 5 draws + slings. Good day. Funny reading a lot of these comments
Good day out. Probably HVS because of belay - belay 40m runouts on polished but positive knobs. Only need 2 cams, 5 draws + slings. Good day. Funny reading a lot of these comments
Hidden 25 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
NatCheeseman 25 Jul, 2017 AltLd
with tobra
with tobra
conorjclarke 23 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Sam Bjork
with Sam Bjork
Hidden 6 Jun, 2017 Lead O/S
Ceridwen 3 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Paul Aubrey
with Paul Aubrey
Hidden ?Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
Ben Bouissou 10 Jan, 2017 -
alex_arthur ??, 2017 -
with Grigor
with Grigor
Pete_Frost 27 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Crux is the walk in! Lost Lake got that name for a reason. Go along the trail from the Nevada Falls until the rocky ridge from Liberty Cap runs out, then turn left into a clearing, and walk back along this broad valley which is covered in forest and dead trees. Half Dome is to your right. Go along a couple more marshy clearings then keep right - if you follow the obvious trail on the left you'll end up in a ravine and have to climb steep slabs to look down on Lost Lake. At the end of Lost Lake go right up slabs and vegetation to reach the face of Half Dome. Traverse left until you get to the ridge with trees and you can see the route above and to your right after yet more easy scrambling. Take gloves for the descent down the cables. Out of season the Park Service remove the poles and these big, steel wires lay flat on the rock. You can still descend them, but gloves take the pain out of it.
with Blake
Crux is the walk in! Lost Lake got that name for a reason. Go along the trail from the Nevada Falls until the rocky ridge from Liberty Cap runs out, then turn left into a clearing, and walk back along this broad valley which is covered in forest and dead trees. Half Dome is to your right. Go along a couple more marshy clearings then keep right - if you follow the obvious trail on the left you'll end up in a ravine and have to climb steep slabs to look down on Lost Lake. At the end of Lost Lake go right up slabs and vegetation to reach the face of Half Dome. Traverse left until you get to the ridge with trees and you can see the route above and to your right after yet more easy scrambling. Take gloves for the descent down the cables. Out of season the Park Service remove the poles and these big, steel wires lay flat on the rock. You can still descend them, but gloves take the pain out of it.
with Blake
Hidden 27 Oct, 2016 AltLd
richshark 10 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Certainly a day to remember with many lessons learned. although the climb itself was super easy, setting off too late in the day leading two inexperienced climbers nearly ended up in disaster when we got benighted!
with al, tom
Certainly a day to remember with many lessons learned. although the climb itself was super easy, setting off too late in the day leading two inexperienced climbers nearly ended up in disaster when we got benighted!
with al, tom
mattfarr 8 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Sinead
with Sinead
Pippa 6 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S Night under the stars in bear country but still fourth party on route. Stunning. Helped bring up soloist about to bail on first three friction pitches.
with Random Eastern European guy, mountain_jay
Night under the stars in bear country but still fourth party on route. Stunning. Helped bring up soloist about to bail on first three friction pitches.
with Random Eastern European guy, mountain_jay
Hidden 4 Oct, 2016 AltLd O/S
Martin Bagshaw 28 Sep, 2016 AltLd rpt Got up and down this quicker than before, and led the pitches I didn't lead last time. Matt found a way of doing the top pitch with gear, unlike me last time. Was amusing watching tourists on the way down crapping their pants due to the exposure and calling us crazy for walking on the outside of the cables. A lot less snow and glaciers visible in the high country compared to 4 years ago which was sad. All the hiking destroyed us for 2 days afterwards.
with Matthew Porter
Got up and down this quicker than before, and led the pitches I didn't lead last time. Matt found a way of doing the top pitch with gear, unlike me last time. Was amusing watching tourists on the way down crapping their pants due to the exposure and calling us crazy for walking on the outside of the cables. A lot less snow and glaciers visible in the high country compared to 4 years ago which was sad. All the hiking destroyed us for 2 days afterwards.
with Matthew Porter
Hidden 28 Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
Neil Adams 27 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
Alasdair Fulton 27 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S I think the actual climb was the only respite from the punishing pace of keeping up with Neil. Bit of time wasted going too far and missing the start of the route (noticing my error when we reached the shoulder and could see the North Face - woops). 8hrs 15mins car to car.
I think the actual climb was the only respite from the punishing pace of keeping up with Neil. Bit of time wasted going too far and missing the start of the route (noticing my error when we reached the shoulder and could see the North Face - woops). 8hrs 15mins car to car.
jing 19 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S A gloriously beautiful climb. But this climb (and half dome itself) is too busy for its own good. We set off at around 5am, and arrived at the climb around 9am, and four or five parties were already ahead of us. Not sure what the solution is, except for getting up at even more ridiculous hour, or staying at little yosemite valley, neither of which sounds very appealing to me... The climbing is very nice. But atmosphere ruined by too many people; you're either waiting or having to share bolts with the next party. The 3rd class granite slabs on top just go on forever. The cable descent is a shit show. There were a lot of us held up but some woman moving at about 2 inches per hour and not letting people pass. I thought it was a bit dangerous, for herself and for all the people stuck behind her on the steep face. Do I recommend this climb? Absolutely, if you haven't done it. It is the quintessential Yosemite experience you must not miss. Would I ever do it again? No way. Led only P6.
with vyl20
A gloriously beautiful climb. But this climb (and half dome itself) is too busy for its own good. We set off at around 5am, and arrived at the climb around 9am, and four or five parties were already ahead of us. Not sure what the solution is, except for getting up at even more ridiculous hour, or staying at little yosemite valley, neither of which sounds very appealing to me... The climbing is very nice. But atmosphere ruined by too many people; you're either waiting or having to share bolts with the next party. The 3rd class granite slabs on top just go on forever. The cable descent is a shit show. There were a lot of us held up but some woman moving at about 2 inches per hour and not letting people pass. I thought it was a bit dangerous, for herself and for all the people stuck behind her on the steep face. Do I recommend this climb? Absolutely, if you haven't done it. It is the quintessential Yosemite experience you must not miss. Would I ever do it again? No way. Led only P6.
with vyl20
Hidden 14 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
Hidden 14 Sep, 2016 AltLd O/S
micky_b_85 ?Sep, 2016 Lead O/S
David Maddison 17 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S
Hidden 17 Aug, 2016 2nd O/S
ClemmieMitchell 13 Aug, 2016 AltLd
with Abraham Gertler
with Abraham Gertler
Tomish 10 Jul, 2016 AltLd
with Mukund Tibrewala
with Mukund Tibrewala
Robs_Uren 15 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S Ridiculously Scary and unnecessarily dangerous, needs more and new bolts to avoid 30m runouts on rust. Fun climbing though I'd put the crux at E1/2
with Caitlin
Ridiculously Scary and unnecessarily dangerous, needs more and new bolts to avoid 30m runouts on rust. Fun climbing though I'd put the crux at E1/2
with Caitlin
Caitlin 15 Jun, 2016 2nd Most traumatic day of my life! The bolts are now rusty and in need of TLC!
Most traumatic day of my life! The bolts are now rusty and in need of TLC!
madguernseyboy 14 Jun, 2016 Lead O/S
Wildstyle 14 Jun, 2016 2nd Long hike in and out! Very long run outs, glad I was only seconding!
Long hike in and out! Very long run outs, glad I was only seconding!
wnicholson 9 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S The crux of the route is finding it so when you exit the forest and see the slabs and then the side of half dome its not further round its the massive streak dike up the side. Some people followed us the wrong way then overtook us at the end and started climbing up a random part of half dome
The crux of the route is finding it so when you exit the forest and see the slabs and then the side of half dome its not further round its the massive streak dike up the side. Some people followed us the wrong way then overtook us at the end and started climbing up a random part of half dome
GHawksworth 9 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
steve-grigg 9 Jun, 2016 AltLd O/S
with Philip
with Philip
pancakeandchips ?Jun, 2016 AltLd Scared stiff by the third pitch. The slabs at the top were a killer.
with Rosie
Scared stiff by the third pitch. The slabs at the top were a killer.
with Rosie
monsteratt 22 May, 2016 AltLd Great day out only slightly ruined by the ques. Great way to get to the top of Half Dome for amazing views. It's true that the slabs at the top do seem to go on forever!
Great day out only slightly ruined by the ques. Great way to get to the top of Half Dome for amazing views. It's true that the slabs at the top do seem to go on forever!
joeflan 2 May, 2016 AltLd O/S Awesome
Awesome
nickwhimster ?May, 2016 AltLd O/S
steve gould 1 Nov, 2015 Lead
with barbara luke
with barbara luke
will_lake 24 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S
with Andy Mitchel
with Andy Mitchel
colin milton 2 Oct, 2015 AltLd
with eric milton
with eric milton
Pythonist ?Oct, 2015 Lead rpt Much, MUCH harder the second time (though not feeling peak health to start with). 16 hrs round-trip, and didn't get lost on the descent, so at least that's something....
with Manik Surtani
Much, MUCH harder the second time (though not feeling peak health to start with). 16 hrs round-trip, and didn't get lost on the descent, so at least that's something....
with Manik Surtani
smokeyj 26 Sep, 2015 AltLd moonlight ascent, left camp 4 about 17:30. amazing climb. long round trip from camp 4 (20 miles) got back to camp 4 just after 6 am
with pete scott
moonlight ascent, left camp 4 about 17:30. amazing climb. long round trip from camp 4 (20 miles) got back to camp 4 just after 6 am
with pete scott
TGreen 25 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Lots of fun! We shared the belays with some hilariously RAD Americans, a completely different climbing culture to the UK, Fist bumps all round! I had sore feet so did the endless slabs to the top bare foot, had a sketchy moment when I stayed still too long, the sweat built up on my feet and I started to slide, luckily more slowly than I could scamper upwards.
Lots of fun! We shared the belays with some hilariously RAD Americans, a completely different climbing culture to the UK, Fist bumps all round! I had sore feet so did the endless slabs to the top bare foot, had a sketchy moment when I stayed still too long, the sweat built up on my feet and I started to slide, luckily more slowly than I could scamper upwards.
Rosie Henstock 25 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S
with TGreen
with TGreen
keith_duncan 18 Sep, 2015 2nd We left Camp Curry at 04:30 with food and 3l of water. The hike in along the Mist Trail was easier than when I hiked it in April despite having more gear. I wore my base layers but had to strip them off by the time we reached the first bridge. Our plan was for Aaron our guide to lead the pitches with Tim and I seconding. The hike to the base of the climb took about four and a half hours. Once there we skipped the line and Aaron blasted up the first pitch soloing to the first belay. Tim seconded and I followed behind him cleaning. We didn't do the normal third pitch, Aaron instead led up the 5.9X variant off the second belay to save time. This pitch requires good friction on your feet until you reach the overhang and then after stepping up and over (bomber foot hold on the right of the overhang) it gets easier. The slabs at the top of the climb really are endless and were hard work for me to hike. It took about forty minutes of zig zagging our way up to read the summit plain. Going down the hikers route cables we all went outside the right hand cable, I used my personal anchor on the wire and skipped the queue to get to the bottom quickly. We made better time on the hike down, and took the John Muir trail for some easier terrain. We got back to Camp Curry at 17:30, 13 hours door to door.
with Aaron Jones, Tim Lucas
We left Camp Curry at 04:30 with food and 3l of water. The hike in along the Mist Trail was easier than when I hiked it in April despite having more gear. I wore my base layers but had to strip them off by the time we reached the first bridge. Our plan was for Aaron our guide to lead the pitches with Tim and I seconding. The hike to the base of the climb took about four and a half hours. Once there we skipped the line and Aaron blasted up the first pitch soloing to the first belay. Tim seconded and I followed behind him cleaning. We didn't do the normal third pitch, Aaron instead led up the 5.9X variant off the second belay to save time. This pitch requires good friction on your feet until you reach the overhang and then after stepping up and over (bomber foot hold on the right of the overhang) it gets easier. The slabs at the top of the climb really are endless and were hard work for me to hike. It took about forty minutes of zig zagging our way up to read the summit plain. Going down the hikers route cables we all went outside the right hand cable, I used my personal anchor on the wire and skipped the queue to get to the bottom quickly. We made better time on the hike down, and took the John Muir trail for some easier terrain. We got back to Camp Curry at 17:30, 13 hours door to door.
with Aaron Jones, Tim Lucas
Graeme Hammond 17 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S led all pitches
led all pitches
Maia 17 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S Fran and I were too pysched out by the ridiculous run outs to lead (after the 4 hour approach) so Graeme had a great time dragging us up. fantastic position and a hell of a walk off down those cables!
Fran and I were too pysched out by the ridiculous run outs to lead (after the 4 hour approach) so Graeme had a great time dragging us up. fantastic position and a hell of a walk off down those cables!
Greg M 17 Sep, 2015 AltLd
with Nick T
with Nick T
Hidden 17 Sep, 2015 Lead
JBO 17 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
Becky E 17 Sep, 2015 2nd O/S As a team of 4, which reduced the scariness by making it more sociable. Good work to Graeme for leading it all, especially as it's so bold. Endless slabs to finish... superb day out.
with Fran, Maia, Graeme Hammond
As a team of 4, which reduced the scariness by making it more sociable. Good work to Graeme for leading it all, especially as it's so bold. Endless slabs to finish... superb day out.
with Fran, Maia, Graeme Hammond
Hidden 4 Sep, 2015 AltLd
maybe_si 4 Sep, 2015 AltLd O/S Awesome route, had to queue but met some friendly people, fairly brutal descent with a knackered knee!
with Jez
Awesome route, had to queue but met some friendly people, fairly brutal descent with a knackered knee!
with Jez
CatMc ?Sep, 2015 2nd
with clams
with clams
clams ?Sep, 2015 Lead What a climb! 3 hrs. Missed the bolt before the crux on P3 and had a moment
with CatMc
What a climb! 3 hrs. Missed the bolt before the crux on P3 and had a moment
with CatMc
Hidden 30 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
poeter210 30 May, 2015 AltLd O/S
with druss
with druss
justaddpowder 17 Apr, 2015 Lead
Ccmilree 17 Apr, 2015 2nd O/S
Richard Goodey ??, 2015 AltLd Sweet route, must do.
Sweet route, must do.
Matt77 29 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S Ryan led the hardest pitches. I thought it was going to be plain sailing for me until I came up against the '5.2' traverse on pitch 6! The whole day was great; the walk-in, the climb, having the summit to ourselves, descending the cables and the walk-out. Best climbing adventure I've had so far.
Ryan led the hardest pitches. I thought it was going to be plain sailing for me until I came up against the '5.2' traverse on pitch 6! The whole day was great; the walk-in, the climb, having the summit to ourselves, descending the cables and the walk-out. Best climbing adventure I've had so far.
RyanOsborne 29 Oct, 2014 AltLd Lead 1,3,5 and 7ish. Excellent route. The first pitch would probably be quite hard for VS.
with Matt77
Lead 1,3,5 and 7ish. Excellent route. The first pitch would probably be quite hard for VS.
with Matt77
alooker 5 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S
with mrteale
with mrteale
mrteale 5 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S 9 hours trailhead to trailhead, fast and fun day.
with alooker
9 hours trailhead to trailhead, fast and fun day.
with alooker
Ahab ?Oct, 2014 Lead O/S Lead all but second pitch
Lead all but second pitch
matt_read 20 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S
petecallaghan 17 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Wow! I lead all but the last pitch.
Wow! I lead all but the last pitch.
steveprice.exmouth 17 Sep, 2014 2nd
with Pete Callaghan
with Pete Callaghan
silviac 17 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
Hidden 17 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 14 Jun, 2014 AltLd Started late afternoon. Arrived on top just as the sun was setting.
with Antoine Bard
Started late afternoon. Arrived on top just as the sun was setting.
with Antoine Bard
largejason 5 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
mjeffery 5 Jun, 2014 AltLd rpt
duncan 4 Jun, 2014 Lead O/S
with Mimoo
with Mimoo
Hidden 4 Jun, 2014 2nd O/S
Theeni 29 May, 2014 Lead O/S Epic 15 hour day. Huge runouts, took the sketchy higher traverse. Cables not too crowded, perhaps as a result of the permit system. Climbers don't need permits to descend and there didn't seem to be anyone checking anyway
Epic 15 hour day. Huge runouts, took the sketchy higher traverse. Cables not too crowded, perhaps as a result of the permit system. Climbers don't need permits to descend and there didn't seem to be anyone checking anyway
LittleJoRocks 29 May, 2014 2nd Awesome, scary day out!
with Theeni
Awesome, scary day out!
with Theeni
Stickle Tarn 16 Apr, 2014 AltLd
Hidden 15 Apr, 2014 AltLd O/S
Neil ??, 2014 AltLd O/S
Ollie B 2 Oct, 2013 Solo O/S Ace. 6Hours curry village and back the afternoon before being thrown out of the park.
Ace. 6Hours curry village and back the afternoon before being thrown out of the park.
Murilo Lessa 9 Sep, 2013 Lead O/S Beautiful day, wicked line!
with Andrew Cook
Beautiful day, wicked line!
with Andrew Cook
herman0055 5 Sep, 2013 AltLd
with scott mayled, Glen bloomer
with scott mayled, Glen bloomer
scott mayled 5 Sep, 2013 AltLd Hard walk in but well worth it. Super long scary run outs cheers George for an unforgettable day!
Hard walk in but well worth it. Super long scary run outs cheers George for an unforgettable day!
Little AndyH ?Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S
Matt17 ?Sep, 2013 AltLd O/S Absolutely brilliant adventure, loved every minute of it! Well the walk back was a bit of a killer on the knees, descending the cables is the crux!
Absolutely brilliant adventure, loved every minute of it! Well the walk back was a bit of a killer on the knees, descending the cables is the crux!
AndyCook ?Sep, 2013 2nd O/S
Laurence Cowton 29 Aug, 2013 AltLd Let Howie take the first few pitches, then had a go at the run out VDiff pitches. Scary stuff. The cables down were surprisingly sketchy!
with Howie, Donald
Let Howie take the first few pitches, then had a go at the run out VDiff pitches. Scary stuff. The cables down were surprisingly sketchy!
with Howie, Donald
Hidden 29 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
jonnyboy 14 Aug, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Duncan Robinson
with Duncan Robinson
HowieB ?Aug, 2013 AltLd
Hidden 31 Jul, 2013 2nd
alex_paisley 9 Jun, 2013 AltLd β Good solid climb, but be weary of the rest of the day surrounding this climb. The approach is long and we had trouble finding the climbers trail leading us to a random slab we had to scramble off of. There are a lot of cairns to take you the wrong way. On the first pitch on the glassy traverse, my partner placed high gear, then down climbed quite a ways under the roof and found the less polished rock. Half way up the climb we ran out of water in 40c weather after bringing 2L each. While flashing our gear and dancing for water on the summit from hikers made it a unique experience, if its hot bring more water than you think.
Good solid climb, but be weary of the rest of the day surrounding this climb. The approach is long and we had trouble finding the climbers trail leading us to a random slab we had to scramble off of. There are a lot of cairns to take you the wrong way. On the first pitch on the glassy traverse, my partner placed high gear, then down climbed quite a ways under the roof and found the less polished rock. Half way up the climb we ran out of water in 40c weather after bringing 2L each. While flashing our gear and dancing for water on the summit from hikers made it a unique experience, if its hot bring more water than you think.
mattking_109 9 Jun, 2013 Lead A big day. Slightly challenging to actually get to the start of the route - from the point where you break from the john muir trail there isn't really a path. The climbing is fun, the crux being the 3rd pitch traverse in my opinion, although there is actually a bolt half way across which helps. The runout sections are easy. Take 3l of water.
with Alex Paisley
A big day. Slightly challenging to actually get to the start of the route - from the point where you break from the john muir trail there isn't really a path. The climbing is fun, the crux being the 3rd pitch traverse in my opinion, although there is actually a bolt half way across which helps. The runout sections are easy. Take 3l of water.
with Alex Paisley
Martin Bagshaw 12 Oct, 2012 AltLd Left the campsite at 5am, got back to the campsite at 7.30pm. Took our time, though were one of the first parties on the route, and had about 8 parties arriving within 10 minutes of us, at about 9am. Super run out, but easy climbing, stopping to take photos with a 20m+ runout while waiting for the anchor above to become free. On the last pitch I lead, the only gear was the anchor! A pretty easy climb overall, but you've got to trust your feet. A good way to end a Yosemite trip as my legs got ruined from the 15 or so mile hike.
with Christine Belk
Left the campsite at 5am, got back to the campsite at 7.30pm. Took our time, though were one of the first parties on the route, and had about 8 parties arriving within 10 minutes of us, at about 9am. Super run out, but easy climbing, stopping to take photos with a 20m+ runout while waiting for the anchor above to become free. On the last pitch I lead, the only gear was the anchor! A pretty easy climb overall, but you've got to trust your feet. A good way to end a Yosemite trip as my legs got ruined from the 15 or so mile hike.
with Christine Belk
Pythonist ?Oct, 2012 Lead O/S 20 hrs camp-to-camp, due to getting lost on the way down - pay special attention to the path once you're back down off the pure-rock shoulder.
20 hrs camp-to-camp, due to getting lost on the way down - pay special attention to the path once you're back down off the pure-rock shoulder.
Hidden ?Oct, 2012 -
tim newton 29 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
with Barra
with Barra
Hidden 29 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 7 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S
meinecke 30 Aug, 2012 AltLd
Giles Eperon 30 Aug, 2012 AltLd O/S
with eddie, meinecke
with eddie, meinecke
alan1234 ?Jul, 2012 Lead O/S
Andy Fielding 6 May, 2012 AltLd 15.5 hours car to car with a 0315 wake up call. Long walk in, brilliant climbing, long walk out. The cables were down (i.e. flat on the rock) so we had to hand over hand down them to get off the top. Didn't really believe my feet would stick on the glassy traverse of pitch one but somehow they did. Pitch two has a tricky move out of sight of your belayer. Pitch three was delicate and run out. The rest was like climbing up a dragons back with a bolt every 25m! After the endless slabs to the top we virtually had the place to ourselves. Definately worth the effort (it was Claire's third time) but it's not called Snake "Hike" for nothing.
with Claire Poppett
15.5 hours car to car with a 0315 wake up call. Long walk in, brilliant climbing, long walk out. The cables were down (i.e. flat on the rock) so we had to hand over hand down them to get off the top. Didn't really believe my feet would stick on the glassy traverse of pitch one but somehow they did. Pitch two has a tricky move out of sight of your belayer. Pitch three was delicate and run out. The rest was like climbing up a dragons back with a bolt every 25m! After the endless slabs to the top we virtually had the place to ourselves. Definately worth the effort (it was Claire's third time) but it's not called Snake "Hike" for nothing.
with Claire Poppett
EddieG 17 Oct, 2011 Lead β A phenomenal day after bivvying at Little Yosemite Valley Camp. Much easier to head straight to the left of the roof on P1 rather than head right and traverse. Found the mini-roof on P2 the crux of the route after climbing into trouble. Belaying just after the traverse on P3 is a good idea if you need to coach your second through the moves. All in an awesome experience.
with Zoe Gapper
A phenomenal day after bivvying at Little Yosemite Valley Camp. Much easier to head straight to the left of the roof on P1 rather than head right and traverse. Found the mini-roof on P2 the crux of the route after climbing into trouble. Belaying just after the traverse on P3 is a good idea if you need to coach your second through the moves. All in an awesome experience.
with Zoe Gapper
maria85 ?Oct, 2011 AltLd O/S
with Gareth
with Gareth
stuart34 23 Sep, 2011 Solo
Chris Sansum 19 Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S Chris P1-5, Gary P6-10.
with Gary Lewin
Chris P1-5, Gary P6-10.
with Gary Lewin
Hidden 16 Sep, 2011 AltLd
Andrew Sandercock ?Sep, 2011 AltLd O/S 13 hours car to car, plenty of waiting around at bottom of route even with a 5.45am start. Stuck behind other parties until pitch 4/5. Lead P1,3,5,7(?)
with Fraser
13 hours car to car, plenty of waiting around at bottom of route even with a 5.45am start. Stuck behind other parties until pitch 4/5. Lead P1,3,5,7(?)
with Fraser
atolan 19 Aug, 2011 AltLd Great climb on a great day. Only 2 parties in front of us.
Great climb on a great day. Only 2 parties in front of us.
peppermill ?Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
with Simon Bennett
with Simon Bennett
Hidden 14 Jul, 2011 2nd O/S
DavidR 14 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S All done in a day. Left Upper Pines campground at 5am and returned to Curry Village for pizza and beer at 8:30pm. 17 miles round-trip all-in, with 4hrs 20 mins to do the route. Tremendous day. Led all but the first half of pitch 2, as Hol wasn't feeling too good. Found the route pretty mentally exhausting, and a tad harrowing, even though it's not desperately hard! Having said that, the traverse on pitch 1 is utterly desperate for the grade, and I found part of the alleged 5.2 friction climbing on pitch 7 very scary. Message - do NOT underestimate this climb!
All done in a day. Left Upper Pines campground at 5am and returned to Curry Village for pizza and beer at 8:30pm. 17 miles round-trip all-in, with 4hrs 20 mins to do the route. Tremendous day. Led all but the first half of pitch 2, as Hol wasn't feeling too good. Found the route pretty mentally exhausting, and a tad harrowing, even though it's not desperately hard! Having said that, the traverse on pitch 1 is utterly desperate for the grade, and I found part of the alleged 5.2 friction climbing on pitch 7 very scary. Message - do NOT underestimate this climb!
sparkass 18 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S At full moon, as recommended by Pete. Topped out at sunrise. Brilliant!
with Ri
At full moon, as recommended by Pete. Topped out at sunrise. Brilliant!
with Ri
andymcbill 16 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S Alt leads me on first and third etc. Great.
with Ben warrick
Alt leads me on first and third etc. Great.
with Ben warrick
pete87abs 14 Jun, 2011 Solo O/S roped, in the full moon, solitude!!
roped, in the full moon, solitude!!
Hidden ?Jun, 2011 2nd
drew8connelly ??, 2011 -
daviesxxx ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
Ed Booth 9 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Roel Driesen
with Roel Driesen
Adam Booth 9 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Roel, Ed Booth
with Roel, Ed Booth
Graeme Gilchrist 1 Oct, 2010 AltLd O/S
with craig, Mark
with craig, Mark
Andy Clarke 22 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S Utterly fantastic big day out, from the 6 mile walk in before dawn to the 9 mile run back to make it in time for a beer. A very striking line once the first 3 pitches get you established - the dike has such a variety and profusion of holds it feels like it was expressly designed for climbing. Avoid the worst polish on P1 by moving back down after placing gear and staying low, and enjoy the excellent friction of the bold traverse on P3. Stunning view from the top. Led P3 then it all merged into one long glorious run out!
with Chris, Dale
Utterly fantastic big day out, from the 6 mile walk in before dawn to the 9 mile run back to make it in time for a beer. A very striking line once the first 3 pitches get you established - the dike has such a variety and profusion of holds it feels like it was expressly designed for climbing. Avoid the worst polish on P1 by moving back down after placing gear and staying low, and enjoy the excellent friction of the bold traverse on P3. Stunning view from the top. Led P3 then it all merged into one long glorious run out!
with Chris, Dale
Zoomer 15 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S Brilliant climb but very weird. Very easy 5.7 by Yosemite standards but staggeringley run out. UK grade VS/HVS 4a. Easy climbing bar the two crux's but one bolt in a 50m pitch certainly adds to the spice. Tops out (eventually) on the summit of Half Dome which is a must for anyone visiting Yosemite.
Brilliant climb but very weird. Very easy 5.7 by Yosemite standards but staggeringley run out. UK grade VS/HVS 4a. Easy climbing bar the two crux's but one bolt in a 50m pitch certainly adds to the spice. Tops out (eventually) on the summit of Half Dome which is a must for anyone visiting Yosemite.
gingergeorge 15 Sep, 2010 AltLd
with Zoomer
with Zoomer
jimorothy 13 Sep, 2010 AltLd Traversed very high on the 'glass' of pitch 1 and am still having nightmares about it, how I did not fall, I do not know. Very run out, obviously world class.
with Rachel Crolla
Traversed very high on the 'glass' of pitch 1 and am still having nightmares about it, how I did not fall, I do not know. Very run out, obviously world class.
with Rachel Crolla
Barry Kerslake 8 Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S Very run out.
with Luke F
Very run out.
with Luke F
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 -
Dale ?Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S What a day? 6 mile walk in super climbing andy had some bad enchalotas the day b4 the smells coming out of him was so bad could smell it half way up first pitch. It was a cold on the route ended up having to hump the dike to keep warm. When we got to the top I had tears in my eyes so good. amazing views. We then had to run down 9 miles to make to make the all you can eat buffet.
with Chris
What a day? 6 mile walk in super climbing andy had some bad enchalotas the day b4 the smells coming out of him was so bad could smell it half way up first pitch. It was a cold on the route ended up having to hump the dike to keep warm. When we got to the top I had tears in my eyes so good. amazing views. We then had to run down 9 miles to make to make the all you can eat buffet.
with Chris
Byronius Maximus ?Sep, 2010 AltLd O/S Great fun climb and good day out.
Great fun climb and good day out.
Hidden ?Sep, 2010 AltLd
ablackett 24 Aug, 2010 Lead O/S Nearly didn't climb it because we couldn't find it! It was about 6-700m further left than we thought it was. Fantastic day out, the friction traverses are terrifying and the run outs keep you concentrating!
with Kyle
Nearly didn't climb it because we couldn't find it! It was about 6-700m further left than we thought it was. Fantastic day out, the friction traverses are terrifying and the run outs keep you concentrating!
with Kyle
yarbles 22 Aug, 2010 Lead Great route, do it with doubles if you want to protect your second on the friction traverse.
Great route, do it with doubles if you want to protect your second on the friction traverse.
Blackthorn 22 Aug, 2010 2nd
with yarbles
with yarbles
clairepoppett 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd O/S
with Jimmy O
with Jimmy O
Jimmy O 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd Only a fool would try to traverse that shiny granite work surface, right? Although with good gear if you slip you do get to run down the slab towards your belayer!
Only a fool would try to traverse that shiny granite work surface, right? Although with good gear if you slip you do get to run down the slab towards your belayer!
Hidden 3 Jun, 2010 AltLd
colkurtz 3 Jun, 2010 2nd
with Robb
with Robb
HIGHTOWER 15 Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S Great day out.
Great day out.
Hidden 15 Oct, 2009 AltLd
Hidden ?Oct, 2009 AltLd O/S
simon kimber ?Oct, 2009 Solo O/S topped out in time to watch the sunset, lovely
topped out in time to watch the sunset, lovely
Julesthe1st 27 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S Took a wrong turn on the approach.Spent hours trudging down through an overgrown gorge only to find ourselves back on the Mist Trail about 4 hours after setting off. Still we persevered (having already gone through all our water) and eventually found the route. Enjoyed the route and suffered a dehydrated hike back to Camp 4. Happy Days!
with shino
Took a wrong turn on the approach.Spent hours trudging down through an overgrown gorge only to find ourselves back on the Mist Trail about 4 hours after setting off. Still we persevered (having already gone through all our water) and eventually found the route. Enjoyed the route and suffered a dehydrated hike back to Camp 4. Happy Days!
with shino
hlegge 24 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S 8/10 Lovely runnouts, VERY crowded, make sure that you get there as early as possible or you might end up waiting for 5 teams above you to get off each belay station. Maybe take a small book in case this happens!
8/10 Lovely runnouts, VERY crowded, make sure that you get there as early as possible or you might end up waiting for 5 teams above you to get off each belay station. Maybe take a small book in case this happens!
tcn_2002 24 Sep, 2009 AltLd
with hlegge
with hlegge
dan_o_b 13 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
Hidden 8 Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
will6459 ?Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Andy Hext, Jon Vardy
with Andy Hext, Jon Vardy
Hidden ?Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
Rob84 ?Sep, 2009 AltLd O/S
with Andy F
with Andy F
Hidden ?Jul, 2009 2nd O/S
Gus 7 May, 2009 Lead O/S
with isaac hunt
with isaac hunt
johno072 ??, 2009 AltLd
Dougie Harvey 7 Oct, 2008 AltLd O/S
with Finlay Wild
with Finlay Wild
david morse ?Oct, 2008 AltLd
with rampant and general
with rampant and general
Hidden 9 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
cat22 ?Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
chris2451 ?Sep, 2008 Lead O/S
with Manny Dhaliwal
with Manny Dhaliwal
Hidden ?Sep, 2008 AltLd O/S
markalmack ?Aug, 2008 AltLd O/S
with katie garrett
with katie garrett
SteveM 28 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S A bad head day, but a stunning route.
A bad head day, but a stunning route.
kitkat78 28 Jul, 2008 AltLd O/S Long long day, but worth every minute (once we were sitting on the top with the runouts behind us!)
with SteveM
Long long day, but worth every minute (once we were sitting on the top with the runouts behind us!)
with SteveM
Hidden 5 May, 2008 AltLd
fritz_in_aotearoa ??, 2008 -
Chris Beck ?Sep, 2007 AltLd O/S Awesome Route , nothing else needs to be said!.. :)
Awesome Route , nothing else needs to be said!.. :)
MikeLeeds 11 Aug, 2007 AltLd
with Andy Asaam
with Andy Asaam
Hidden 11 Aug, 2007 AltLd O/S
PennyL 9 Oct, 2006 Lead O/S
with LiannaB
with LiannaB
Hidden 11 Sep, 2006 AltLd O/S
mikelaing ?May, 2006 AltLd O/S Tip for pitch 1. Place the pro high in the crack then cross the slab low - no one crosses it high - it's like glass!
with Pete Harrison
Tip for pitch 1. Place the pro high in the crack then cross the slab low - no one crosses it high - it's like glass!
with Pete Harrison
zero six ??, 2006 AltLd O/S
datoon 2 Oct, 2005 AltLd O/S
with RT
with RT
Hidden ?Oct, 2005 AltLd O/S
Steve Clegg ?Oct, 2005 -
with Ian P
with Ian P
Hidden ?Oct, 2005 AltLd O/S
keith leonard ?Oct, 2005 -
with mum
with mum
Hidden ?Jun, 2005 AltLd O/S
chrishedgehog 20 May, 2005 AltLd O/S Hard to imagine a better experience on rock
with Joe Thompson
Hard to imagine a better experience on rock
with Joe Thompson
Hidden 16 Sep, 2004 AltLd
mjeffery 4 Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S
Antony Mariani ?Sep, 2004 AltLd O/S Long day route. Great experience. Eat all you want buffet tasted good in the Valley afterwards!
with rlrs
Long day route. Great experience. Eat all you want buffet tasted good in the Valley afterwards!
with rlrs
Pedro50 ?Sep, 2004 AltLd
with Stuart Campbell
with Stuart Campbell
rlrs ?Sep, 2004 AltLd
Rich Kirby ?Aug, 2004 AltLd
steveP 28 Jun, 2004 AltLd O/S
with Chris Wynn
with Chris Wynn
Hidden 28 Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Jul, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2003 -
Will Homoky 12 Sep, 2002 Lead O/S
with Dave Foster
with Dave Foster
Hidden ?Mar, 2002 -
Hidden 5 Oct, 2001 AltLd O/S
Derek Furze ?Oct, 2001 -
K1 29 Sep, 2001 AltLd
with Rachel Lavery
with Rachel Lavery
Hidden ??, 2001 AltLd
rockcat 8 Oct, 2000 Lead O/S A great route but very sparsely bolted!
with Wendy Whitby
A great route but very sparsely bolted!
with Wendy Whitby
lost.arrow 26 Sep, 2000 Lead
with Gill Heartly
with Gill Heartly
Alan Scowcroft ?Sep, 2000 2nd
with Graeme Ettle
with Graeme Ettle
GuyC 13 Jul, 2000 Lead O/S Awesome climbing with limited pro on excellent rock up dyke feature. 3-4 hr approach and same out made for a long day in the heat. Appropriately almost stood on a rattler on the talus at the base. The cable descent for tourists is indeed the scariest part.
with Clare
Awesome climbing with limited pro on excellent rock up dyke feature. 3-4 hr approach and same out made for a long day in the heat. Appropriately almost stood on a rattler on the talus at the base. The cable descent for tourists is indeed the scariest part.
with Clare
sadams ?Oct, 1999 AltLd
with John Boyle
with John Boyle
dan gibson ?Sep, 1999 Lead O/S
with anthony prior, helen gibson
with anthony prior, helen gibson
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! ?Jul, 1999 AltLd O/S
with New Zealand bloke
with New Zealand bloke
Simonfarfaraway ?Jul, 1999 AltLd O/S Awesome route
with Steve Hastings
Awesome route
with Steve Hastings
Hidden ??, 1999 2nd O/S
Gareth Griffiths 14 Sep, 1998 AltLd
Hidden ?Sep, 1998 AltLd O/S
mux ?Sep, 1997 Lead O/S Led Every pitch, solo'd the first trailing the rope just to get ahead of the masses following us up to base. Marks First multi pitch route. Bit of an Eye opener for him. Good Day.
with Kiwi Mark
Led Every pitch, solo'd the first trailing the rope just to get ahead of the masses following us up to base. Marks First multi pitch route. Bit of an Eye opener for him. Good Day.
with Kiwi Mark
WB ?May, 1997 AltLd O/S
with Stu
with Stu
UKB Shark 7 Apr, 1997 AltLd
with Bruce Woodley
with Bruce Woodley
alpinist63 ??, 1997 AltLd
Hidden 27 Sep, 1995 Solo
Hidden 19 Sep, 1995 -
Nick Rundall ??, 1995 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26 Sep, 1994 AltLd
Andy Hyslop ??, 1994 -
Hidden 26 May, 1993 AltLd O/S
clanger ??, 1993 -
pauldrew ?May, 1992 Solo Ian never made it to base of climb, got lost on walk in, so soloed route. Used a long sling on the bolt on the crux 5.7 traverse.
Ian never made it to base of climb, got lost on walk in, so soloed route. Used a long sling on the bolt on the crux 5.7 traverse.
John HW ?Sep, 1990 -
with Julie
with Julie
geoff b ?Sep, 1986 AltLd Not sure exactly when in Sept-Oct this was done but it was just before they took the cables down. Just as well, as we had to run down as a thunder storm came racing down the valley after we'd topped out!
Not sure exactly when in Sept-Oct this was done but it was just before they took the cables down. Just as well, as we had to run down as a thunder storm came racing down the valley after we'd topped out!
keefe 21 Jul, 1985 -
Hidden 18 Sep, 1981 Solo
Brian Wilderspin ?Sep, 1979 AltLd O/S
with Dave Winter
with Dave Winter
Rick51 ?Sep, 1974 AltLd
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