1. Start just left of the rescue box. Go up the chimney and then traverse left across the polished slab. Continue to traverse and then head up to a belay when the angle eases.
2. Go up and slightly right heading for Abrahams cave. Belay in the cave
3. A long traverse - Go up the crack on the left of the cave then hand traverse across to the left into a corner. Go up the tricky chimney to the left of this and then another hand traverse to the left round a corner to a belay on a ledge
4. Go up to the right of the ledge, up a tricky crack and then easier rocks to the top. Decend down Easy Terrace

Ticklists: Classic Rock, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Best Multi-pitch Severe and Hard Severe, Dow's Classic Non-Extremes, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, The Original 'Classic Rock' List.

Hidden 29/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Brucemacrosson 18/Sep/17 AltLd
with Gwylim Satchell
Hidden 17/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Aug/17 2nd
ninastirrup 10/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Paul
paulh.0776 10/Aug/17 -
with Paddy
Matt Smith 09/Aug/17 AltLd O/S

P 1 and 3. Pitch 3 is one of the better pitches of any grade I've done. P1 slab was not that bad.

Hidden 09/Aug/17 AltLd O/S
jk25002 25/Jul/17 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
emc110502 25/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

In misty conditions, slimy end of P1 and top of P4. I led P2 and 4

Chelsey Robinson 17/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
with Milo Berkeley
Matt Schwarz 14/Jul/17 AltLd rpt
with katie
Katie S 14/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb. I did pitch 1 and 3.pitch 3 is Amaxing! !

Allan Winstanley 08/Jul/17 Lead
with Chris
ChrisH.19 08/Jul/17 2nd
with Allan
joermann 06/Jul/17 AltLd
Ian Hinkins 05/Jul/17 Lead dnf

Wet and greasy

Hidden 01/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
ned_85 22/Jun/17 Lead
with Martin Winstanley
Hidden 22/Jun/17 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/17 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/17 Lead
Andrew Duncan 25/May/17 AltLd
NaomiTaylor 25/May/17 AltLd
Hidden 19/May/17 Solo
mike lawrence? 08/May/17 Solo
Andrew Holden 23/Apr/17 Lead
with Miller
Hidden 20/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
D.Russell 20/Apr/17 AltLd O/S

moved together

with Adam
Hidden 08/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/17 AltLd O/S
mark v 25/Mar/17 2nd
with Mike Norbury
paul horabin ??/2017 Lead
piken ??/2017 -
WillJGritstoner 24/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Jacob Richmond
static266 24/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Excellent exposed route. Led 1,3,4.

davenev 03/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Graham
Hidden 03/Oct/16 AltLd
schristophersmith 23/Sep/16 2nd O/S
althesin 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Steve, schristophersmith
Scott Quinn 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S

better than both Murrays direct & super direct - good route

with John H
joeflan 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S
John Nuttall 07/Sep/16 Solo
Amy121 27/Aug/16 AltLd

Pitch 1 & 3

mikestr555 27/Aug/16 AltLd
Andrew Knight 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
ClareM.123 24/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Pitches 1 & 3, fantastic route, well worth the walk in!

with Heather McCarty
BnB 17/Aug/16 -
topsyturvy 17/Aug/16 Lead O/S

odd pitches

with Julian
Hidden 15/Aug/16 Lead
joermann 01/Aug/16 AltLd
rice boy ?/Aug/16 AltLd

Good exposure for the grade, step left is fine.

with Giles
Hidden 30/Jul/16 AltLd
Abi Chard 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
with Sue H
Hidden 25/Jun/16 2nd
tiga271 25/Jun/16 AltLd

Led first

with Dave
Hidden 25/Jun/16 AltLd
Hidden 23/Jun/16 AltLd
Mark Eddy 21/Jun/16 Lead
with Jane
scottidog 06/Jun/16 AltLd O/S
with Trev, Helen Fairlamb
rholdswo 03/Jun/16 Solo O/S
gingerking ?/Jun/16 Solo
with Alan
Elastic Jones 30/May/16 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Watson
Hidden 30/May/16 AltLd
RachelHC 29/May/16 AltLd

Led pitches 2 and 4 although due to my inability to understand the guidebook I belayed after the traverse out of the cave rather than in it, creating a ludicrous amount of rope drag in the process! A fun, varied route.

with Barry
BarrySW19 29/May/16 AltLd O/S

Traverse on the first pitch seems way too hard for the grade - the traverse on the HVS Army Dreamers was way easier. Really thought I was coming off this one. The rest of the route is good fun - the final crack is also pretty tricky for the grade.

with Rachel
Hidden 28/May/16 AltLd rpt
Mark Eddy 27/May/16 Lead

Still find the 1st pitch tough! Did the traverse pitch twice as Anna left a nut in the belay, seemed like a good excuse to do it again, turns out to be good fun in reverse

with Anna S
annastudholme 27/May/16 2nd O/S

A few OMG! moments but a great route with a good range of features.

with Mark Eddy
nicks 17/Apr/16 AltLd
with David Teasdale
maumau 10/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
glaramara 10/Apr/16 AltLd

I was unbelievably bad on first awkward pitch, then rest of route OK. Good gear throughout.

with Mau mau
Dazluke2000 20/Mar/16 Lead
with Tommy OReilly
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Tenko ??/2016 -
ChrisRich 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Went wrong on second pitch and ended up doing part of murrays direct, missing the cave then having to down climb slightly to get back onto the route and traverse to the third belay point

8633brown 10/Oct/15 AltLd
MusicalMountaineer 10/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Very good. Very committing. Stiff at the grade. Great protection after the initial crux. Fantastic airy route, especially traverse of P3.

AdamCB 10/Oct/15 AltLd

With guy morley. Excellent route, felt pretty hard for severe. Led 1 3 4, bold p4.

Hidden 06/Sep/15 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Nigel Coe 15/Jul/15 AltLd
with Phil Children
DeanD 17/Jun/15 AltLd
CMoore 08/Jun/15 AltLd
with Mark Sergeant
chris smith 27/May/15 Lead O/S

Good route, not sure it deserves 3 stars tho.

with david cowley
David Cowley 27/May/15 AltLd O/S
mjackson 23/May/15 Solo
cas smerdon 21/Apr/15 AltLd
with Mark S
Hidden 18/Apr/15 AltLd
Tony Kartawick 18/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Great route.

with James Thomas
RM199 18/Apr/15 Lead O/S

With dad

acodina 18/Apr/15 AltLd
with Luis
joermann 10/Apr/15 AltLd
David_Gledson 10/Apr/15 Solo O/S

Crux is definitely the step across on the slab on p1. Actually pretty okay to solo in good condition. After the crux it's jugs all the way and really good footholds. Not strenuous or intimidating. Bloody awesome!!!!

Pete23 06/Apr/15 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
morsy 06/Apr/15 AltLd

Great route; brilliant sunshine and crag deserted!

with peter berwick
Hidden 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Joshcastril 04/Apr/15 AltLd

Awesome exposure on the traverse, in a spectacular location well worth the work in.

Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Jessicahicklin ??/2015 AltLd
john jennings ??/2015 AltLd
with Andy
CasualLime 15/Nov/14 2nd

First outdoor and first trad climb. With SUMC.

with Sam Crabb, Shelley Rhodes
Stevepa 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S

Great Route, great exposure & very atmospheric, buzzards screaming overhead & mist swirling around the crag. VERY polished in parts.

K Mckay 22/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Best severe multi-pitch I have ever done. Continuous and interesting climbing in an exciting situation!

Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Luke Jones 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led p2 & 4.

Hidden 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Amazoniangirl 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Jacob Forshaw
Jacob Forshaw 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Seriously wow, swinging off jugs and exposure :)

Hidden 01/Sep/14 2nd
smokeyj ?/Sep/14 -
johnkeith 26/Aug/14 Solo
Mickdenali 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Great route. Complex route finding :-)

with Keith Biddle
Dave Wearing 23/Aug/14 AltLd
with Bedspring
Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
ndm 19/Aug/14 2nd
Paulo H 19/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Brilliant, exposed and interesting in places. The wide crack at the top is stimulating.

Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
Mr Messy 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Sam
Paul Figg 25/Jul/14 Solo
Ratfeeder 22/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Karl
sarahjk ?/Jul/14 AltLd
with Mark
CJSuttz ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead
55pete55 28/Jun/14 AltLd
fweatherall1 22/Jun/14 AltLd

led pitch 1 and 3 awesome climb!

with james
thehugehead 14/Jun/14 Lead
with Alice
Jimmy O 30/May/14 Lead O/S
with Clare Osborne
Hidden 03/May/14 AltLd O/S
KevB 02/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2 & 3

with Jon Evans
jon59 02/May/14 Lead
Stephen Shaw 19/Apr/14 AltLd
with Nick
djking1983 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Cory, David HE

nj.harris ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 -
martintom ??/2014 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
JohnMetcalfe 28/Sep/13 AltLd

led pitch 1 (slab) and pitch 3 (hand traverse). Pitch one probably the hardest lead I've done so far.

with Ashley Smith
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
sarahjk ?/Sep/13 AltLd
callum r ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
Alpenglow 27/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3.

with Mark C
Peter Metcalfe 26/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 25/Aug/13 AltLd
guisboro andy 23/Aug/13 AltLd
with bri
tompilgrem 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Dad
bobpilgrem 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom
Steve Lenartowicz 10/Aug/13 Lead
with Clare
Hidden 03/Aug/13 -
mcondon ?/Aug/13 AltLd
MarkRoe 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Strung pitches two and three together.

Hidden 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mfisher 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Dervey 17/Jul/13 -
with Rich
Richard Alderton 17/Jul/13 AltLd

Superb route at the grade

with Liam
Tasmin 16/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

I lead pitch 1 and 4, Craig lead 2 and 3 together. Fun though route finding a little difficult and think we may have strayed briefly onto the VS next to the route for a bit.

Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Little B 14/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Simon
stuart34 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Simonfarfaraway 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Nice climb

Fran Sgr 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
with stu
Graham Westbrook 11/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 06/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
mattkemp70 ?/Jul/13 AltLd
with Westy
montyc ?/Jul/13 2nd
Max19 ?/Jul/13 Lead
btalbot 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dad
mikeg243 25/Jun/13 2nd
bgreen3761 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Graeme James Cook 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Maz
nick ferro 01/Jun/13 AltLd
with Oli Birkill
MazElden ?/Jun/13 AltLd
with Graeme
Petarghh 31/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 31/May/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
CathS 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and P3. One of the meatier Lakeland Severes.

with Dave Clark
Hidden ?/Sep/12 Lead O/S
liverpooldave 11/Aug/12 AltLd O/S

John & Jean

jezb1 10/Aug/12 AltLd

Did this as an easier route as I felt ill. Decided to do it in trainers which made leading the polished P1 cheeky. P1 & 2 together. Tim did P3& 4 together.

Hidden 10/Aug/12 -
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd
Hidden 09/Aug/12 AltLd O/S
Andrew Sloan 14/Jul/12 AltLd O/S

Climbed with rucksacs. Led pitches 1,3 and 5.

with Steve Grove
CM1992 20/Jun/12 Lead

Great route

with Sheep
mol 04/Jun/12 AltLd
with Jesse
Little B 21/May/12 Lead O/S
with Jane
Ste_b1978 ?/May/12 AltLd
with Leddo
Theeni 06/Apr/12 AltLd

Cold and wet but a good route all the same.

mattkemp70 ?/Apr/12 AltLd
with Henry
Mark Eddy 29/Mar/12 AltLd
BelleVedere 29/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

We did it in 5 pitches; breaking the traverse pitch. I led 1, 3 and 5. Hot sunny day at the end of March. Found the start of pitch 1 quite intimidating, but liked the slab.

Harry Ellis 27/Mar/12 AltLd
with Rich Garside
Hidden 26/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Roger Cruse 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with Kris
csh.1000 24/Mar/12 2nd O/S

The crux on pitch 1 requires boldness and good footwork - easy on top rope but requires a cool lead. There is an awkward off width higher up - be prepared.

with Mike
Hidden 22/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
MikeDowsett ?/Mar/12 Lead

Yes - after 30 years trying and 2 visits(its always been wet) its finally done. 20 degrees in March!!!

Marq 25/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Very cold, made the first pitch interesting when couldn't feel hands on the holds!

with Martin P
Hidden ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Darron ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
gingermike1 ??/2012 -
butteredfrog ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
speedymccreedy 19/Nov/11 AltLd dnf

Gareth complete crux on 1st pitch then down climb as climb was too wet

with Gareth Davies
Viki 26/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Jonny Nick 25/Aug/11 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Excellent climb. Found the belays very exposed and the final pitch crack very tricky and very bold unless you have a huge cam for the crack. Brilliant route.

with Viki
colinw 19/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

wanders all over the place with some testing "airy" and exposed moves with the odd dainty step. holds when and largely where you need them, gear generally okay. exposed for a s 4a.

with Tom W
Rich Clague 17/Aug/11 Lead
with dave moffat
Tim Rodgers 06/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Ste Ridd 31/Jul/11 AltLd
Conan 30/Jul/11 AltLd

I lead the 1st two pitches as one. Thought Clare would struggle with the route finding leading these pitches so I left her the more obvious last two.

with Clare A
ceaddiso 30/Jul/11 AltLd

I led the last two pitches. Fantastic route, really enjoyed! Enough to think about but not too scary!

with Conan
Matt Schwarz 25/Jul/11 Lead rpt

lead all pitches, nice day out

with Nikki M
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Martin Bennett 14/Jul/11 -
with SF
Andysomething 13/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1,3

with Bruce Perry
Noodles 04/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & 3 an easy route going through some impressive ground.

Jillybean 04/Jul/11 AltLd
with Martyn
Dave Richards 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook
sjbrook 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Great Climb! I lead 1+3, dave 2+4. Really nice climbing with good technical first pitch. 3rd pitch traverse had some good exposure but loads of gear, perhaps too much, lots of rope drag. The awkward crack on the 4th pitch proved to be a second crux with dave leading it well, and me having a tiny slip trying a lay back on second only to land on my feet on the ledge below before climbing more head on. Definite 3 star climb.

with Dave Richards, PMC
timf ?/Jul/11 -
alan moore ?/Jul/11 Solo


Hidden 05/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
PieMan 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S

Brilliant Climb. We missed the 2nd belay and went up a rib on the right to go directly to the hand traverse.

with James, Jim
will9911 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Matt Schwarz 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb with some brilliant exposure

31770 29/May/11 Lead O/S

dripping wet first pitch - felt more like December then may. Fantastic route though with good positions.

with Ian Johnson
Darrell Read 29/May/11 Lead
with Jon Rogerson
Hidden 23/May/11 AltLd O/S
Saluce 12/May/11 2nd
Shaw Brown 02/May/11 AltLd
Radioactiveman 02/May/11 2nd O/S

Cracking weather. Nice exposure. Second big route. Only my 5th trad climb.

judith neaves 02/May/11 AltLd

led first pitch, crux, most difficult move was going round corner before the belay. crack on final pitch is awkward to protect.

jon59 28/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Apr/11 Solo β
Sam Ash 23/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Absolutely quality route

jackse 17/Apr/11 AltLd

Wet the previous day but drier today. Superb route

with kenny
minirollsrule 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S

really awesome climb. pleanty of technical heady bits, not difficult just nice, that give a great high when you committ. slings and big hexes neccesary

Matt Schwarz 04/Apr/11 AltLd
Ollie Wickham 04/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
DaveAtkinson ?/Apr/11 AltLd dnf

Gave up after pitch 2 due to risk of being blown of the crag!

with P.Cannon
Hidden ?/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
joe_lancs 29/Jan/11 Lead rpt
RobertHenrikHuffmann 29/Jan/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Jan/11 2nd
pffft 29/Jan/11 Lead O/S

Good route, two slabby sections found the most challenging parts, long traverses with big holds and massive exposure were great fun! To do again. Weather was also glorious for the end of january, a tiny bit of frost, but temperature warm and rock dry!

with Seb Roz
Bullybones ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
timmsy ??/2011 -
with Anne Jacobs, Jude Osbourne
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Hidden ??/2011 -
brianrunner ??/2011 -
Mark Eddy ??/2011 AltLd

Another fine classic rock route. First pitch feels hard and always seems cold, eases after that with plenty good climbing above

with Kate
j.buckley87 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Katherine Ross 20/Nov/10 Lead dnf

I did the first pitch, but was on the point of backing off at the crux as the handholds were very wet and slimey. I managed to do it, however we decided to back off as we were unlikely to finish before nightfall. Sadly had to leave the hex that I abbed off :(

with Jack Stone
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
JakiBell 04/Sep/10 2nd
with Nigel Jenkins
barney800 30/Aug/10 AltLd O/S

Top quality from bottom to top. Big exposure. Bigger holds. Not a good route for inexperienced seconds.

with John Shaw, Katherine Shaw
Bradbury 27/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
with Mary Winter
Rick Ashton 24/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
with Peter McCallum
Richard Weller 03/Jul/10 AltLd

Crux pitch very enjoyable and well protected.

with Ruth McArthur
Hidden 03/Jul/10 AltLd
lanky 01/Jul/10 AltLd
kylebradshaw 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
ollyroberts 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Kyle
andrea83 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent. Worth its three stars.

with Saffra
reubensampson 26/Jun/10 2nd

3 on a rope with Dave Wilde, Antony led all for speed of assent.

with Antony Grayson
Donald Kelly 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with John F PMC
HIGHTOWER 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jase Robberts
carl_123 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
buddha1369 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch's 1 & 3

rockrat 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the second and fourth pitch.

saxonzulu 19/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 18/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
55pete55 16/Jun/10 2nd
joe_lancs 16/Jun/10 AltLd O/S


Hidden 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
dja 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
tobyk 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S


Mr Sparkle 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Pearson
Tightsgirl 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Gibbins, Francesca Marshall
joe1979 05/Jun/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jun/10 Lead
JackPott 18/May/10 AltLd dnf

Couldn't find route on P2, started to rain.

isi_o 17/May/10 AltLd dnf

Cold & wet!

Gulon 17/May/10 2nd dnf

Chris struggled to find the route on the second pitch, it started to rain and Isi and i were freezing on the belay, so we abbed off. Shame as the first pitch was great, with a great little move across the slab.

mortimea 08/May/10 2nd
with Roger Jackson
AndyT1151 07/May/10 AltLd O/S
LozM 02/May/10 AltLd
with Mark J
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Mr Tea 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Big Al stole our guide book.

with Ian Crook, Carrie Marr
ian d f 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark
markfromstoke 11/Apr/10 AltLd
with Ian
Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd
dan_o_b ?/Apr/10 AltLd
dan_o_b ?/Apr/10 AltLd
plain kitten ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
David Woods ??/2010 2nd
with Mikey Vogler
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
Spence22 ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Jim Malo 23/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
munki1971 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd
Slaney 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S

Would like to go back and lead - Great lead Colin!!

Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
martrin 13/Sep/09 AltLd
with adamski
LozM 29/Aug/09 AltLd


with Mark J
Conan 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S

What a classic route!

with Jenny
AndyMay 08/Aug/09 2nd
Adam1973 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Neil
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Jim Walton 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S

Moved together on it, steve first to cave then swapped over and I finished. Really enjoyable way to do it

with Steve Pugh
Hidden 18/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 04/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
joeydurkin 27/Jun/09 AltLd
with Chad
RobSimmo 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Lead 3rd pitch, Stopped for a while in Abrahams cave whilst the rainstorm went past!

kato'sdad 27/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 12/Jun/09 Lead
piersnewton 09/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with phil newton
cheeky 08/Jun/09 Lead
with Andy Philipson
mark4344 08/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with dave tourell
Hidden 31/May/09 Solo
Andrew1 31/May/09 Solo
9fingerjon 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

Led P1 and 3

with Matt G
Hidden 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
jonny taylor 30/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Andy B
Hidden 29/May/09 AltLd
dashitboarder 25/May/09 2nd
with Dad
Hidden 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S
a13x 17/Apr/09 AltLd
jimorothy 17/Apr/09 AltLd

So windy my tight hat blew off my head disappearing Goats Water-ward and my camera case sailed off to Scotland.

with Rachel Crolla
Martin Davies 17/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route! Really enjoyable first pitch.

mikemartin 14/Apr/09 AltLd
eldre070 14/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Me P1 which was really tough in the wet.

with Mike Martin
Hidden 05/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Karlos 21/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Nice hand traverse pitch, and typically thrutchy final off width crack moves. Have done more classic Claassic's, if you know what I mean.

with Daniela
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead dnf
beaumap ??/2009 -
with Peter Camp
Hidden 02/Nov/08 2nd O/S
donkster ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with DaveNW
PaulHermes 28/Sep/08 2nd
with Martin VCCC
Hidden 21/Sep/08 AltLd
Katya 27/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Absolutely amazing, technical climbing

with Iain
rfdl100 ?/Jul/08 2nd O/S
with Simon Waters
Jack00 30/Jun/08 Lead O/S

Led all pitches. Bottom two pitches were a bit wet but the rest were in good nick. First multi-pitch route, and what a cracker!

with Jono
Franco Cookson OLD 15/Jun/08 Solo O/S
industrialiceman 15/Jun/08 2nd
Swirly 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ann S
mark4344 09/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

quality classic route. Never easy, never too hard.

with Matt Payne
cheeky 09/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
Rog Wilko 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
martin one 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with dave knight
Hidden ?/Jun/08 AltLd
beckycoles 31/May/08 Lead O/S

Brilliant classic

Hidden 25/May/08 AltLd rpt
Andy S 18/May/08 Lead dnf

Bailed from pitch 3 due to Laura finding it difficult and fading light! Not quite benighted :-)

with Laura
DerwentDiluted 10/May/08 AltLd
with Thom H
Steve Pardoe 07/May/08 2nd

Superb Classic Rock tick, with the crux on the slab quite early on. No problem in the dry, with a good ape index! Great moves in excellent mountain environment, deserves its three stars. Trip Report at

with Robin Beadle (Guide)
Will Hunt 05/May/08 AltLd rpt

Lead pitch 3 & 4 as one.

Hidden ?/May/08 Lead
tomhull ?/May/08 AltLd
with dan barnfield
BALD EAGLE 17/Feb/08 AltLd
with Neil McEwan
Gybebunny 13/Feb/08 2nd

First pitch a right bugger

with Peter Metcalf
Peter Metcalfe 13/Feb/08 AltLd

Not a breath of wind, warm and sunny. February on Dow??

with Gill Ainsworth
Hidden ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
Chris L Hill ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Cheadle
noah ??/2008 AltLd O/S

Date a guess

with Slimmy
Hidden 06/Oct/07 2nd
Dave Wearing 06/Oct/07 AltLd
with John Weale.
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
abbeywall 08/Sep/07 AltLd
Hidden 03/Sep/07 AltLd
Matt Bulmer 24/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3.

with Andrew Wood
beds74 23/Aug/07 Lead
with Tony Holliday
Will Hunt 10/Aug/07 AltLd O/S

Lead first and second pitches as one.

littleduck ?/Aug/07 AltLd
Hidden 30/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/07 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/May/07 AltLd
Caralynh 04/May/07 AltLd O/S

Led first and 3rd pitches

Dave Wearing 21/Apr/07 AltLd
with Rocket.
Rob Rocket 21/Apr/07 AltLd
with Dave Wearing
innesmac ??/2007 -
Pete Graham ??/2007 AltLd
davetigger ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
mike fenwick ?/Sep/06 Solo
Chriswallis2 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
whispering nic 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with The Wife
littleduck ?/Aug/06 2nd
Zoomer 25/Jul/06 2nd
with A Student
malc 02/Jul/06 AltLd
with AP
Raggar ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with Ian M, Jon B
gazbonutter ?/Jul/06 AltLd O/S

led second pitch and create the worst rope drag ever experienced but just about made it work for bringing up pete!

Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
johnjb 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S

Some advice from Andy on crux shortly after start. Did it OK by taking a leap of face and walking/smearing 2 steps around the crux.

with Andy P
Hidden 30/May/06 Lead O/S
Simon Holden (LCandCC) ?/May/06 AltLd O/S
with Matt Gordon
Mike Hall 29/Apr/06 AltLd

Brilliant Route done on fine sunny April day, this what climbing is about

with GGraham
alexanderpatton 04/Apr/06 Lead O/S

Classic. Pitches 1 and 3 are especially good. The move across the polished slab on pitch 1 is definately the crux and felt quite hard.

with Sonia Bracegirdle
King Rat ??/2006 AltLd
jim robertson ??/2006 -
TGreen 04/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
michaelb1 ?/Aug/05 Lead

Fantastic bivi end at top

with Stevie graham
Hidden 09/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
wildrover220 08/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
with Pete Trudgill
Hidden 10/Jun/05 Lead
duncana 14/May/05 AltLd

Really enjoyed the traverse on flakes on pitch 3

with Pippa Archer
DAL ??/2005 AltLd O/S
AngelaC 23/Sep/04 AltLd

Went off route onto Murrays climb direct

Simon Caldwell 28/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Carmen
John Brayshaw 08/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Chris
PenJD 24/Jul/04 Lead O/S
with Kate Ludley
Hidden 12/Jul/04 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 10/Jul/04 AltLd rpt
with Chris Cox
runestone 01/Jul/04 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Solo O/S
Andy Clarke 12/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with GW, KenI, MikeW
net ?/May/04 AltLd

& Louise Phelps

with Rob
John Pickles 25/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
with Kieran Hodgson/Giles Elliot
leerybunny ?/Apr/04 AltLd O/S
with Ros Murray
Hidden 24/Oct/03 AltLd
Hidden 13/Sep/03 AltLd
Hidden 03/Aug/03 AltLd
John Marsland 13/Jul/03 Lead
Elastic Jones 03/Jun/03 AltLd rpt
with Klauza !
Hidden 31/May/03 AltLd
nai ?/May/03 AltLd
with Tim
tlr ?/May/03 AltLd
with Pom
Hidden ??/2003 AltLd O/S
MaNimal 10/May/02 AltLd
with Martin Simpson
Ann S ?/May/02 2nd
with Bill Harrison
Chris Ellis 23/Jul/00 AltLd
with Louise Pellett
Hidden 18/Jul/00 Lead
Hidden 08/Jul/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/00 -
SimonN 30/Apr/00 AltLd
Howard J 01/Apr/00 Lead O/S
with Jon Edwards
OC24 ?/Apr/00 AltLd
Elastic Jones 30/Mar/00 AltLd O/S
with Steve Kruger
Hidden 01/Jan/00 -
yorkshirebloke ??/2000 Lead

Backed off no guide book out with first timer..

with Juls & many
simon cox ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
MartinN 11/Nov/99 AltLd

Lead 2nd pitch

biggianthead 05/Sep/99 -
with T
the abmmc 02/Aug/99 2nd
karly54 02/Aug/99 Lead O/S

Great fun.

kickaha4 02/Aug/99 2nd
FrankW 01/May/99 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 01/May/99 Solo
cem 29/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
babymoac 29/Aug/98 AltLd
with Charles
jim_randell 21/Mar/98 AltLd O/S
with MB
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
p.crooky#1 27/Sep/97 Lead
with Gel
Paul-Michael 15/Jun/97 AltLd O/S

Paul lead the 1st pitch of Murray's Direct, then we stuck to Murray's Route for the rest of the cimb. I lead pitches 2, & 4.

with Paul Nurse
Hidden 25/May/97 AltLd O/S
Howard J 12/Apr/97 AltLd dnf

Stuart went off route and we ended up on Woodhouses Route

with Stuart Lynn
Adrian Daniels 22/Mar/97 AltLd
with John Parrott
johno072 ??/1997 -
Hidden 22/Jun/96 AltLd O/S
Neil Conway 07/Jun/96 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy
Hidden ?/May/96 AltLd
Ian Archer 12/Aug/95 AltLd O/S

All but 1st pitch in torrential rain despite in middle of a drought

with Paul Rogers
p.crooky#1 01/Jul/95 Lead
with Moz
tapley ?/Jul/95 Lead
with Martin Tapley, Simon Tapley, Alison Tapley
John Southworth ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/95 AltLd
EddieA 22/Apr/95 AltLd O/S

Cold day with intermittent snow flurries and later a blizzard

with Simon W
Rich ??/1995 -
daviesxxx ??/1995 Lead
Hidden 04/Oct/94 -
ukb & bmc shark 10/Aug/94 Lead
with Sonia
stokienomad ??/1994 -
five ?/Aug/93 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
IanGilbertJones 01/May/93 Solo O/S
Ian Robertson ?/May/93 AltLd

Lead one pitch of VS Direct Route by mistake... oops.

with Hal Griffiths
SR1970 ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Mick King 08/Jun/92 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/92 Solo
Iain Thow 24/May/92 AltLd

Led 1&3

with Chris Dodd
Sean Kelly ?/May/92 -
auld al ?/Jun/91 AltLd O/S
mattnuttall 04/Aug/90 Lead
with Alan Holden
lithos 16/May/90 Lead O/S
with yumc
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 06/May/90 Lead O/S
with Ali
Steve Lenartowicz ??/1990 -
Rog Wilko ?/Jul/89 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
mark-abz ?/Jul/89 AltLd
with Terry ?
Andy Say 29/Jun/89 Solo
Dave Musgrove 24/May/89 Solo O/S
BigHairyIan 14/Jan/89 Lead O/S
with Alan Lilley (Thug)
freeheel47 ??/1989 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/88 AltLd
climbing_goose ??/1988 AltLd O/S

a great mountain day

with dave colsey, pete hall
stewart murray ??/1988 AltLd
with Stewart Pollard
Martin Bennett 06/Jul/87 -

Being John's 1st day climbing and I'd forgotten how much traversing is involved this was done in many pitches with complex belays and stances being contrived!

with John Considine
Hidden ??/1987 AltLd
malc 28/Sep/86 AltLd
Tony Buckley ?/Oct/85 Lead
Hidden 06/May/85 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/May/84 Lead O/S
Will Webb 12/May/84 Solo
nige ?/Apr/84 AltLd
with kevin hunt
Paul Clarke ??/1984 Lead
with Unsure
Paul Clarke ??/1984 Lead
with Unsure
biggianthead 19/Jun/83 -
with G
Bob 18/Jun/83 Solo
Neil McA 12/Jun/83 Solo O/S
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1983 Solo
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/82 Lead
Hammy 05/Apr/82 Solo
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1982 Solo
ill_bill ??/1982 Lead
charlesmfrench 27/Jun/81 Lead O/S
with John Blakey
Campbell42 10/Jun/81 Solo
philhc ??/1981 -


Hidden 17/Mar/80 2nd dnf
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
robinsi197 ??/1980 AltLd
with Barbara
Tom V ??/1980 -
Mark Kemball 26/Aug/78 2nd
with Sarah Bridge
Bob M ?/Aug/78 -
with Roy Fisher
Nigel Bond 29/Apr/78 Lead
with Tony Cuddy
andybirtwistle ??/1978 -
Steve Woollard ??/1977 Lead
with Norman Hoskins
Sean Kelly ?/May/76 -
with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford
Lord of Starkness ??/1976 Lead
with Dave Bowen
rogerskews ??/1976 AltLd
with Martin Coward
Dave Musgrove 12/Jul/75 AltLd
uphillnow ?/Jun/75 Lead

Working. School pupils

Ken Taylor 15/May/75 AltLd
with George Diprose
Steve Crowe ??/1975 AltLd O/S

with Sunderland Mountaineering Club, and again one November day c1989 in the rain with socks over my rock shoes, desperate!

Hidden 06/Jun/70 AltLd O/S
uphillnow ??/1969 Lead

Date is approximate, partner probably Pete Clayton. Done many times since whilst working

Martin Bennett 07/May/66 -
with CJE
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