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.

static266 24/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Excellent exposed route. Led 1,3,4.

WillJGritstoner 24/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Jacob Richmond
Hidden 03/Oct/16 AltLd
davenev 03/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
with Graham
althesin 23/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Steve, schristophersmith
schristophersmith 23/Sep/16 2nd O/S
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 23/Jun/16 AltLd
Mark Eddy 21/Jun/16 Lead
with Jane
scottidog 06/Jun/16 AltLd
with Trev, Helen Fairlamb
rholdswo 03/Jun/16 Solo O/S
gingerking ?/Jun/16 Solo
with Alan
Hidden 30/May/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 30/May/16 AltLd
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
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
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
Hidden 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 -
AdamCB 10/Oct/15 AltLd

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

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.

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
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
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
Hidden 18/Apr/15 AltLd
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!!!!

morsy 06/Apr/15 AltLd

Great route; brilliant sunshine and crag deserted!

with peter berwick
Pete23 06/Apr/15 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
Joshcastril 04/Apr/15 AltLd

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

Hidden 04/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
Mike Bayley ??/2015 -
gunnarofhlidarend ??/2015 AltLd
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!

Luke Jones 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Led p2 & 4.

Hidden 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 19/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Jacob Forshaw 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Amazoniangirl 13/Sep/14 2nd
with Jacob Forshaw
Graeme Hammond 07/Sep/14 Solo O/S

Seriously wow, swinging off jugs and exposure :)

smokeyj ?/Sep/14 -
johnkeith 26/Aug/14 Solo
Mickdenali 24/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Great route. Complex route finding :-)

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

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

Hidden 19/Aug/14 2nd
Mr Messy 27/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 27/Jul/14 2nd O/S
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
55pete55 28/Jun/14 AltLd
Hidden 28/Jun/14 Lead
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
jon59 02/May/14 Lead
KevB 02/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led 2 & 3

with Jon Evans
Stephen Shaw 19/Apr/14 AltLd
with Nick
djking1983 18/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Cory, David HE

Hidden ??/2014 -
martintom ??/2014 Lead O/S
nj.harris ??/2014 -
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
callum r ?/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
sarahjk ?/Sep/13 AltLd
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
bobpilgrem 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom
tompilgrem 13/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
with Dad
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.

mfisher 20/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 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
Hidden 16/Jul/13 Lead O/S
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.

stuart34 14/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Simonfarfaraway 14/Jul/13 AltLd

Nice climb

Little B 14/Jul/13 AltLd rpt
with Simon
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
Max19 ?/Jul/13 Lead
montyc ?/Jul/13 2nd
btalbot 29/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dad
bgreen3761 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
mikeg243 25/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 04/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
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
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
andybirtwistle ??/2013 -
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead
CathS 22/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

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

with Dave Clark
Hidden 22/Sep/12 2nd O/S
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.

with Matt Kemp
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.

Mark Eddy 29/Mar/12 AltLd
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
Darron ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 -
butteredfrog ??/2012 -
gingermike1 ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Stone Idle ??/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
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
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
Hidden 25/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
Matt Schwarz 25/Jul/11 Lead rpt

lead all pitches, nice day out

with Nikki M
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
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
Dave Richards 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook
alan moore ?/Jul/11 Solo


timf ?/Jul/11 -
Hidden 05/Jun/11 AltLd
Matt Schwarz 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb with some brilliant exposure

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
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 2nd O/S
will9911 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Darrell Read 29/May/11 Lead
with Jon Rogerson
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
Hidden 23/May/11 AltLd O/S
Saluce 12/May/11 2nd
Radioactiveman 02/May/11 2nd O/S

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

Hidden 02/May/11 AltLd
Shaw Brown 02/May/11 AltLd
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

Ollie Wickham 04/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Matt Schwarz 04/Apr/11 AltLd
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
Hidden ?/Apr/11 Lead O/S
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
RobertHenrikHuffmann 29/Jan/11 2nd rpt
joe_lancs 29/Jan/11 Lead rpt
brianrunner ??/2011 -
jon59 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Paul Boggis ??/2011 AltLd
timmsy ??/2011 -
with Anne Jacobs, Jude Osbourne
Bullybones ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
j.buckley87 ??/2011 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
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
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
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
Hidden 27/Aug/10 AltLd O/S
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
ollyroberts 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with Kyle
kylebradshaw 30/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
andrea83 27/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Excellent. Worth its three stars.

with Saffra
HIGHTOWER 26/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Jase Robberts
Donald Kelly 26/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
with John F PMC
reubensampson 26/Jun/10 2nd

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

with Antony Grayson
carl_123 25/Jun/10 Lead O/S
rockrat 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Lead the second and fourth pitch.

buddha1369 22/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led pitch's 1 & 3

saxonzulu 19/Jun/10 2nd
petegunn 18/Jun/10 AltLd
with Davina
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
tobyk 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S


dja 15/Jun/10 AltLd O/S
Tightsgirl 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Gibbins, Francesca Marshall
Mr Sparkle 12/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Lindsey Pearson
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
Mr Tea 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Big Al stole our guide book.

with Ian Crook, Carrie Marr
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
Hidden 11/Apr/10 AltLd
ian d f 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
with Mark
markfromstoke 11/Apr/10 AltLd
with Ian
dan_o_b ?/Apr/10 AltLd
dan_o_b ?/Apr/10 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 -
alancash100 ??/2010 AltLd
David Woods ??/2010 2nd
with Mikey Vogler
plain kitten ??/2010 -
Spence22 ?/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Jim Malo 23/Oct/09 2nd
munki1971 17/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Slaney 17/Oct/09 2nd O/S

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

Hidden 17/Oct/09 2nd
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
Adam1973 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
with Neil
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
AndyMay 08/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 07/Aug/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Solo O/S
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
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
Hidden 31/May/09 Solo
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
Martin Davies 17/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Excellent route! Really enjoyable first pitch.

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
a13x 17/Apr/09 AltLd
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
keith leonard ??/2009 Lead dnf
beaumap ??/2009 -
with Peter Camp
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
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
Swirly 15/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Ann S
industrialiceman 15/Jun/08 2nd
Franco Cookson OLD 15/Jun/08 Solo O/S
cheeky 09/Jun/08 AltLd O/S
mark4344 09/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

quality classic route. Never easy, never too hard.

with Matt Payne
martin one 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with dave knight
Rog Wilko 07/Jun/08 AltLd
with Debbie Wilkinson
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 www.pardoe.net/climbing/dowcrag.htm

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

Lead pitch 3 & 4 as one.

tomhull ?/May/08 AltLd
with dan barnfield
BALD EAGLE 17/Feb/08 AltLd
with Neil McEwan
Peter Metcalfe 13/Feb/08 AltLd

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

with Gill Ainsworth
Gybebunny 13/Feb/08 2nd

First pitch a right bugger

with Peter Metcalf
Hidden ?/Feb/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
Chris L Hill ??/2008 Lead O/S
with Ed Cheadle
Hidden 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Dave Wearing 06/Oct/07 AltLd
with John Weale.
Hidden 06/Oct/07 2nd
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

Rob Rocket 21/Apr/07 AltLd
with Dave Wearing
Dave Wearing 21/Apr/07 AltLd
with Rocket.
davetigger ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 AltLd
Pete Graham ??/2007 AltLd
innesmac ??/2007 -
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
Hidden ?/Jul/06 AltLd
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!

Raggar ?/Jul/06 AltLd
with Ian M, Jon B
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
Dave Latimer ??/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
Hidden 10/Jul/04 AltLd rpt
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
Hidden 03/Jun/03 AltLd rpt
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
Hidden 30/Mar/00 AltLd O/S
Hidden 01/Jan/00 -
yorkshirebloke ??/2000 Lead

Backed off no guide book out with first timer..

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

Lead 2nd pitch

biggianthead 05/Sep/99 -
with T
Hidden 02/Aug/99 Lead O/S
kickaha4 02/Aug/99 2nd
the abmmc 02/Aug/99 2nd
FrankW 01/May/99 Lead O/S
with Laura
Hidden 01/May/99 Solo
babymoac 29/Aug/98 AltLd
with Charles
cem 29/Aug/98 AltLd O/S
jim_randell 21/Mar/98 AltLd O/S
with MB
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
ColdAndWet ??/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 -
Neil Conway 07/Jun/96 2nd O/S
with Steve Hardy
Hidden ?/Jun/96 AltLd
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
John Southworth ?/Jul/95 Lead O/S
tapley ?/Jul/95 Lead
with Martin Tapley, Simon Tapley, Alison Tapley
steve prior ?/May/95 AltLd
with Carol E
EddieA 22/Apr/95 AltLd O/S

Cold day with intermittent snow flurries and later a blizzard

with Simon W
Hidden ??/1995 Lead
Rich ??/1995 -
Hidden 04/Oct/94 -
ukb 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
Hidden ?/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
Hidden 06/May/90 Lead O/S
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 -
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
nige ?/Apr/84 AltLd
with kevin hunt
Paul Clarke ??/1984 Lead
with .
Paul Clarke ??/1984 Lead
with .
biggianthead 19/Jun/83 -
with G
Bob 18/Jun/83 Solo
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1983 Solo
Hidden ??/1983 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/82 Lead
Hammy 05/Apr/82 Solo
ill_bill ??/1982 Lead
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1982 Solo
charlesmfrench 27/Jun/81 Lead O/S
with John Blakey
Campbell42 10/Jun/81 Solo
philhc ??/1981 -


Hidden 17/Mar/80 2nd dnf
robinsi197 ??/1980 AltLd
with Barbara
Chris Craggs ??/1980 -
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 -
Woolly ??/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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