JackSewell1997 04/Nov/17 Lead O/S

Great climb! Last pitch felt hard!!! Found two nuts and a screw gate :D

with Michael
Fat Andy Heff 20/Sep/17 AltLd dnf
with Droyd
Droyd 20/Sep/17 AltLd dnf

Led 2, Andy led 1 and 3. Abbed off due to extreme moisture at the beginning of 4 and massive incoming rain, which arrived as we were coiling our ropes at the bottom. Left behind two nuts and a screwgate; if anyone finds them and would like to reunite us with them, please get in touch - if not, thanks for clearing up our mess.

gman2 14/Jul/17 AltLd

We climbed this last year and thought it was good enough to repeat. It's an exposed climb which demands concentration in some areas. A great tester for anyone's rope skilles. Jest under 3 hours

with paul
outdoorrob999 09/Jul/17 AltLd O/S
dmorgan27 04/Jul/17 AltLd
gingernick 04/Jul/17 AltLd rpt

Just a great climb. Welcome home climb with Darrell followed by beers in the cups. Perfect

with Darrell
Chris Ebbutt 18/Jun/17 AltLd dog

Lead odd pitches, slumped onto gear on crux of final pitch. Take the chance from the second to last belay to have a good look at the final pitch. Don't miss the final pitch out as it is the logical conclusion to the line. Move right along the break from the final stance past the wide section of ledge to where it ends, pull onto the steep wall above, good cams, then tend right onto a good ledge from where only a haul onto the top remains. An outstanding climb with all the best elements of adventurous sea cliff climbing.

petecallaghan 18/Jun/17 AltLd O/S

A great route, consistently interesting and challenging. Great gear throughout, requiring commitment and a bit of discovery onsight. For a sea cliff, loose rock wasn't too prevalent. I lead P2, 4 and 6. I pulled a hold off at the start of P2 and fell a short distance. The final pitch takes a right trending line on good holds and solid gear, though sustained, which feels testing after the previous pitches. Chris and I were unhurried and managed to while away most of the day in either blistering sun on hot dry rock, or cool shade on slippery damp rock. Most enjoyable moment: escaping from Wet Look cave. It's easier than it looks!

pdrums777 ?/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Abseiled in too far left so added 2 extra pitches of about E2 5?. Tide was in which added to the climb. Perfect weather in a warm orange glowy sunset. Class!

with Gareth (trev)
gman2 ?/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

climbed in too far left and added two e1 or e2 ish pitches. epic climb probably best hvs we've done will definitely climb this again!

with paul
Hidden 14/Aug/16 AltLd O/S
gingernick 07/Jun/16 AltLd rpt

Again. 4hrs of pure fun. 3 amigos hanging out. Brilliant

dmorgan27 07/Jun/16 AltLd
tom jefferies 14/May/16 AltLd O/S
Robin Woodward 07/May/16 AltLd dog

Certainly an epic climb. Took us something ridiculous like 7 hours! took a slump on the wet holds on the way into 'wet look cave', which was an ordeal getting back on and moving to the ledge which required a significant rest when Ollie joined me during which Annie paddled past and managed to lose her fishing rod whilst laughing at us.

with Ollie
owillmot 07/May/16 AltLd

Perfect conditions. Wet look cave predictably greasy. Finished up Siren Direct. However there are Perigrins nesting at the top of Siren Direct.... Don't climb!

with Robin
Hidden 13/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
nickwhimster 10/May/15 AltLd dnf
with And rest, dan
Hidden 10/May/15 AltLd dnf
andy dunn 19/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with J
Hidden 01/Dec/14 AltLd
jezb1 01/Dec/14 Lead

Wet, all the way :(

rustaldo 20/Sep/14 Lead dnf

A really good looking route, easy to access and good conditions.. all spoilt by an incompetent second. First pitch clean, however had to retreat from there. Lessons learned.

Hidden 23/Aug/14 AltLd rpt
gingernick 02/Jul/14 AltLd

Again. Brilliant evenings climbing. Enjoyable all the way. Picture perfect climbing followed by a beer in the pelican. :)

with Darrell
dmorgan27 02/Jul/14 AltLd
Cheese Monkey 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

Led odd pitches. Mind-blowing exposure pretty much constantly, feeling kind of shell-shocked now. Final pitch was easily worth E1 after doing 6 other strenuous pitches (but completely worth doing). Traverse 5m to the small but obvious vertical line and power on up. Wet look cave was plenty dry enough but the traverse in was a bit wet. Even the first easy downclimb was massively exposed. A mad mad route and one of the very best I have done at the grade

with Peter
pheotleyr 04/May/14 AltLd O/S

A truly well-deserved route name. Tough-feeling, but pretty soft for HVS except for the very last pitch, which is actually tough indeed.

with Ben
deano 17/Apr/14 Lead

Worthy of the title, felt sustained all the way with the last pitch proving to be the tester!

Pippa 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Took 8 hours! Absolutely brilliant!

with RB1
Hidden 12/Apr/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 29/Nov/13 AltLd dnf
jezb1 29/Nov/13 AltLd

One to return to... Wet holds with ponds in the bigger ones. Half way across p2 and back. Looks like an awesome route...

Hidden 06/Oct/13 AltLd
The Ivanator 26/Aug/13 AltLd rpt

Awesome. In and out of the wet cave was "interesting". Finished up Siren corner as psych was running low by then. Not a route for the faint hearted, take every Cam you own (we had 10 and could have done with more). Had previously done first 2 pitches, but all new ground from then on.

with Lee
Big Lee 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

Great climbing, crazy exposure, wet rock in the cave, and not enough cams made this rather epic. Both exciting and terrifying all at the same time.

Hidden 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
matt.woodfield 26/Aug/13 AltLd O/S
FelixPeterken 19/Aug/13 2nd O/S

Did it all in trainers; forgot proper shoes!! Amazing position, and easy climbing if you are used to hanging on your arms. Take big gear.

with AndrewP
AndrewP 19/Aug/13 Lead

Well named. Slow and steady over nearly 6 hours. Skipped the last 5a pitch and went up Siren - couldn't really see where it went. Lots of big gear needed - hexes, cams and 7+ wires. Pitches 2-4 are the best and it becomes very escapable from half way through P5 (e.g. Flash Harry, or Mordred).

Hidden 01/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 01/Aug/13 AltLd dnf
TCarrick 04/May/13 -

Climbed down the first pitch got wet and climbed back out the first pitch...

Webster 04/May/13 AltLd dnf

seconded down climb (scarry but easy!) then climbed back out as the swell was so big the route was getting wave washed even though the tide was going out!

bluesharper 02/Mar/13 Lead dnf

Lead pitches 1-5, reversed few meters and escaped up Mordred as it was getting dark.

with Rafal
JasonK ??/2013 -
Different Steve 19/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2, P5, successfully avoiding the lead on all the wet and scary pitches.

with Shaun, Guy Reid
mike lawrence? 13/May/12 AltLd
with Metal
ross brinson 28/Oct/11 AltLd dnf
The Ivanator 15/Oct/11 AltLd dnf

Did first two pitches and then escaped up Elephant Wall as there was only an hour of light left. Great climb , must return for the full route.

with Stewart
nutcracker 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Wicked Route, cave was dry, all rock bomber, went the wrong way on last pitch.

with Mark Barret, Mark Barrett
Marky B 22/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Aaron Lines 17/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
EliotStephens 17/Apr/11 AltLd rpt

just as fun second time round! slightly wetter and the wet look cave slightly more annoying. still packs a punch though!

with Thomas Moore
EliotStephens 19/Mar/11 2nd O/S

Will be back to lead this! super fun, bit spicy on the 2 cave pitches but otherwise bomber holds on bomber gear! well worth it.

with Thomas Moore
Ollie B 13/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Needless to say the exposure was explosive and that wet look cave was wet. Brilliant route similar to Heart of Darkness in Pembroke but better. Did in 5 pitches (took 2.5hours)

with B.Brewer
Hidden 11/Dec/10 AltLd O/S
hrgcb 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S

Except a fall on 2nd on the last pitch

with Virgil Scott, Joe Prinold
Hidden 26/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
Alan100 06/Jun/10 AltLd dnf

started traverse too high and gave up half way through our second pitch. considered going down further to try a lower line but didn't fancy it. Rock is soft and chossy - so fairly horrible to climb on unless you enjoy snapping handholds and unreliable gear. I'd recommend heading to Pembroke instead!

d_meacher 26/May/10 AltLd O/S
wilchivs 26/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/Apr/10 -
irish paul 13/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Nice enough, felt soft

with Dave Ripley
Hidden 13/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
Hidden ??/2010 -
DafSWMC 10/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Perfect day for it.

with Gareth
gejones 10/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
with DafSWMC
jonnybull ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S

Reaffirming that HVS is still a pants-wetting grade. Traversing into the slimy cave on P3/4/5? was desperate, I was runout and had to scamper for the ledge. Following the next pitch was even knarlier. Truly emotional and well worth the effort.

with Virgil
haydng 08/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

We've completed it (and recovered the gear left in it on Monday)! Fantastic route, not sure whether it was the best I've done at Ogmore but certainly close.

with Dave
haydng 06/Jul/09 AltLd dnf

That bit in the guidebook about the sea state should not be taken literally. Climbed around to the leader at the P4 belay then the waves started soaking the inside of the Wet Look (P3) belay. Ended up doing a tyrolean to the P4 belay and then escaping up Flash Harry. Fantastic route, just need to recover the gear we left behind.

with Dave
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
al99 27/Jun/09 AltLd O/S

Awesome route, saves the best till last! The damp cave in the middle adds a little spice as well!

Hidden 03/May/09 AltLd O/S
Mark Walter 03/May/09 AltLd O/S
Trisha Murphy 10/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with crispin
matt.woodfield 01/Mar/09 AltLd

Fiinished 1 pitch early in the dark

Kyuzo 21/Feb/09 -
with Johnny Bull
summo ??/2009 -
Cardi 07/Dec/08 Lead dnf

Mindblowing. Incredible. Scary. Exposed. Steve wasn't feeling the love so we reversed it from the 2nd belay. Pulled off a jug when reversing, luckily fell onto a bomber thread. Will be back to do it justice sometime. Don't underestimate this, it is a beast!

with Steve B
duncan 29/Nov/08 AltLd dnf

Late start, slow leader, cold, damp...

Andrew1 27/Jul/08 Lead
with Andy Lewington
Jason Gotel ?/May/08 AltLd

Top roped last pitch

with Matt Traver
Hidden ?/May/08 AltLd
JGW ?/May/07 AltLd
with Matt Tilley
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd
Duncan I ??/2007 AltLd
with Chris Shorrock
Billg ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Bob Brewer
Jason Gotel ?/Jul/06 Solo

Middle 3 pitches done solo at high tide, finished up corner crack.

with Pippa Lansdown
c_s_hawkins 16/Jun/06 2nd
with Chris D
Hidden 27/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Dec/05 AltLd O/S
Tim W 29/Oct/05 AltLd O/S
darren1 22/Oct/05 AltLd β

The name says it all

Hidden 20/Oct/05 AltLd
Hidden 09/Apr/05 AltLd O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2005 -
cornishben ??/2005 AltLd O/S
with Edouard Vincent
chris sm ??/2004 -
Hidden 09/Jun/03 AltLd
chris wyatt ??/2003 -
Hidden 22/Aug/02 AltLd O/S
Mark Salter 11/Jul/02 AltLd

Brilliant. Did take a 25 foot fall from the last move though, twice! Its not that hard. Doh.

davebrox ?/Jun/02 AltLd
with Jo
Hidden ??/2002 AltLd rpt
VPJB ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
shoulders 12/Sep/99 AltLd
with pete lewis
Hidden 08/Jul/99 Lead O/S
davebrox ?/Jun/99 AltLd
with Jed
babymoac 13/Jun/98 AltLd
dickypips ??/1998 AltLd dnf

escaped after wet look cave as it was getting dark

Hidden ??/1996 AltLd
Cowflinger ?/May/95 AltLd
rogerskews 04/May/91 AltLd

There was a good sea running to spice it up for sensory overload, as if there wasn't enough !

with Bryn Roberts
Tim Sparrow ??/1985 AltLd

About 3 attempts before we found a dry enough day. Awesome route.

with Ian Owen
wynaptomos ?/Oct/84 AltLd O/S
nigehughes ?/Apr/84 AltLd
with Phil James
Steve Lewis 19/Oct/78 Solo O/S
Steve Lewis ?/May/78 AltLd
with Morty
Hidden ??/1978 AltLd dnf
lorens holm ??/1976 Lead O/S
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