elliotphillips43 24/Feb AltLd O/S

Good fun. First experience on a route of this size at this grade. Felt pretty out-there and hard in parts.

with Rich yo
peakyclimber 23/Feb Lead

Led the 4b and 4c pitches. Blake led the 5s

Hidden 23/Feb AltLd O/S
Tom.Sedgwick 20/Jan AltLd
ClimbingAlex 20/Jan Lead rpt

Pretty cool to come back to this and find it fairly cruisy after it feeling at my limit last year! Led the 5b pitches this time. Glad we weren't put off by the mizzle to begin with!

TomRiddelsdell 13/Jan AltLd O/S

What an epic route! Lead the 2 5b pitches. Al lead P1 and 2 in one. P3 has a cruxy move through the roof but not too bad. Al made easy work if the shield. The exposure on that pitch is unreal! I found P5 was much tougher than P3. The first technical section was pretty wet but it dried up nicely for the strenuous bulging crack above - which seemed to go on forever! Had outrageous forearm cramp at the belay. Ended up following Al up p6 in the dark. Didn't manage to retrieve 2 of the nuts (swag for the next guys). Topped out at 5:15...took us over 8 hrs and I didn't even think we were dawdling. Slid our way down the sketchy mud slope to the right after and got shredded by brambles. Amazing day!!

with Horton
Horton 13/Jan AltLd O/S

What a route. Led P1/P2 together - loads of gear but was expecting easier moves at the grade. Led P4 (shield) - great exposure and an exciting sequence but no major issues on the crux. Led the top out pitch as the sun was setting - again 1 tough move for 4c but loads of gear. Tom led both 5b pitches brilliantly which I found both pretty desperate on second especially p5 that just keeps on coming. As we started P5 in the rain, the other 2 parties backed off leaving us the only team on the wall which was a shame for them but added to the atmosphere for us. The descent in the dark was about as adventurous as the climb (especially in climbing shoes) but we somehow popped out at one of the carparks after battling brambles and cliffs. Epic day out

markvaughan 27/Dec/18 AltLd O/S

Sloppery, slimery, slippery. Great route. Crackin line up the cliff. Climbed in 5 pitches which seemed most logical, in 4 hours. Shield pitch was a breeze, but the lower and upper grooves were where the real battle took place. Base jumper flew by 5m away as I was wibbling and shivering my way through the lower groove bulge, psyched me to get going in the opposite direction to him. Great experience, recommended route, not worth returning to the gorge again.

WilliamRupp 27/Dec/18 AltLd O/S
Emilyjnb 18/Nov/18 AltLd

I led the first pitch, Ian the rest. Bit of an epic, got dark about halfway up...

saxula 15/Nov/18 AltLd

What a great day out, it was a bit damp at the top. Wish I had managed to work out that I needed to get my leg over the lump at the end of the shield before I fell off. Very good protection with the exception of the very last 10 to 15 meters. Felt very cocky when we started, a lot less cocky when we finished 9 hours later, but at least we did it. May stick with HVS's for a while.

dmorgan27 13/Nov/18 AltLd

Great cold, damp winter's day. First pitch of 45m used up all the quickdraws. Second pitch was excellent. A tricky, steep crack then leads to the classic traverse with very polished feetholds. Fourth pitch is really meaty (fair play to Nick) lots of hand jams. Super day out.

gingernick 13/Nov/18 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb. It's been on my wish list for a long time. Great to finally do it with a great mate. What a memorable day. Full of character.

philhilo 25/Oct/18 Lead rpt

Long but fab day. All very smooth. Jugged my 1st pitch (1&2), reclimbed my next 2 (2nd 3,4,5 3rd 6) to the top. I saw the new peg in the belay after the shield pitch (carried on till the threads in the niche).

with Back rope solo
omaskrey 21/Oct/18 2nd O/S

Fantastic route!!

JoeCoxson 21/Oct/18 Lead O/S

Strange repeat of last year, feeling pretty fragile. Lead all pitches, about 3 1/2 hours

Hidden 21/Oct/18 Lead β
fammer 20/Oct/18 AltLd O/S

Mega. I lead first and last pitch, Alex did all the hard ones

with Alex
BenL 20/Oct/18 2nd O/S
with Angus Webb, ricci.andrea86
petecallaghan 02/Oct/18 AltLd rpt

Did it in 3 pitches at night with harmonica and jetboil for tea and biscuits up the top plus 3 bar blues en route. Lead P2. Eddy lead P1 and P3. Adam spent what felt like hours (probably about 15 minutes) trying to remove the welded-in in-situ wire at the start of P3 while Eddy and I drank tea and ate chocolate digestives.Finished around 11pm. The route was in pristine condition, unusual for this time of year. No damp and no mud.

Adam Henderson 02/Oct/18 2nd
jld579 ?/Oct/18 AltLd O/S
paultaylor 24/Feb/18 AltLd O/S

First trad route of 2018. Well worth braving the cold!

clanger ??/2018 -
spidermonkey ??/2018 -

Did it in the wet. Not recommended. Very hard work. Quite a lot more loose rock than expected. Had to carry the rocks that came off in my pockets. Even on wet windy day in the depths of winter still plenty of tourists directly underneath you to be very careful of. Great for exposure

ClimbingAlex 25/Nov/17 AltLd O/S

What an adventure this one was! Ridiculous amounts of exposure and stunning positions. Took us 5hrs in total and topped out 10 minutes before the dark - Led P1/P3/P5. P1 currently pretty clean. Shield traverse looks intimidating but it's only really two or three 5a moves on your arms before you can get a great thigh rest. Strong leads from Chris on the 5B pitches despite one pretty big lob after a handhold broke off & a cam popped! Red DMM nut left at the crux of P2 - crag swag for anyone able to get it out. Would recommend taking a big hex to bash the end of your nut key with as it's quite deep into the crack. Quite cool to tick this after having looked at it in years previous thinking I'd never be able to do it!

with Cbulman
Cbulman 25/Nov/17 AltLd O/S
Dominic Acland 05/Nov/17 AltLd rpt

I did P2, ben P1, pete P3

petecallaghan 05/Nov/17 Lead rpt

Ben lead P1. Dominic lead P2. I lead P3. Strangely it seemed harder than at night. We climbed in the dry, and finished just before the rain let rip.

with Dominic Acland, Ben Devenish
Dan0Me 29/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Great climbing from bottom to top, lived up to expectations. Lead p2, 3, 4. In 3.5 hours

Moritz L 29/Oct/17 AltLd dog

Led pitch 1. P2 had the hard pull on to the blanker wall. Psyched myself out so gave Dan the remaining leads. Traverse was strenuous, especially towards the end. Final pitch hard, didn't have much energy left. Piled on gear toward the top Need to go back and climb it clean

with Dan0Me
trouserburp 28/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Great day out

with M
Paul Baller 27/Oct/17 AltLd rpt
with Julian Greaves
Hidden 25/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Helen Gibson 17/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Polished but still good

with Graham Hoey
superturbo 15/Oct/17 AltLd

Great morning out with some fun moves. First half muddy but quickly improved to good rock. Loose TV-sized block on the 3rd belay.

with ADF
Loz10 09/Oct/17 2nd O/S
JoeCoxson 08/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

P1,2&5. Even the thrashing hangover and some muddy cracks couldn’t this from being a bloody fantastic bit of climbing. First route in the gorge, I’ll be back but I doubt anything will top this one.

Wendy Watthews 08/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Another great climb with a hungover and tired Joe. Lead p3 and p4. A good bit of faff switching back to lead after a hanging belay following the traverse but Joe was in no state to lead another 5b pitch. Got chearleaded through the roof on p4 by a young boy on the ground. Terrific exposure in some places.

Si 08/Oct/17 AltLd

Excellent. I led P.1, Rob 2+3 together, me 4+5 together. Early start was worthwhile

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 08/Oct/17 AltLd O/S

Wanted to do this for years (and it didn't disappoint). Good to do it in three pitches too.

with Si
EllieWoods 03/Oct/17 2nd rpt

Impromptu evening ascent - mostly in the dark. Great fun! New peg on the belay after the shield.

petecallaghan 03/Oct/17 AltLd rpt

Night time ascent of Corrie and judging by the amount of mud and vegetation the first of the season. We did it in 3 pitches, and I lead P1 and P3. Eddy lead P2. I managed to slip twice on the shield traverse! We left the ground at 6:30 and got to the top at 10:50, in the moonlight. Lovely dry balmy evening.

Hidden 22/May/17 Lead O/S
Martin Bagshaw 14/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Led 5b pitches. Started a bit late really, Tommy's tourettes came out when it started to get dark, but he did a good job leading the last pitch in the dark and wet. Knocked my headtorch off twice seconding, second time it fell to the ground and we found it! A good day out.

with Tom Hudson
blaza1 14/Mar/17 AltLd O/S
dparsons 14/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Lead 1st/2nd & 4th pitch. Got a DMM size 9 offset nut wedged on second pitch :( Have left as an offering to the cheddar gods.

with blaza1
Fatherof2 13/Mar/17 AltLd O/S

Great route hard for e1 damp and muddy in place doesnt help. First pitch very long. 2nd hard glad i didnt lead it. Traverse pitch right out there just keep going. Top 5b pitch is brilliant. Keep looking for those footholds they are there !! Top pitch not straigtforward when youre knackered !!

with Roger
jhobbs 12/Mar/17 2nd dog

Another epic with these two :)

with Charlie chambers, Pete Belfield
Billy Pedro Needham 04/Mar/17 2nd O/S
with Waldo
Harry Martin ?/Mar/17 AltLd
Harry Martin ?/Mar/17 AltLd

Did it the next day with Rich!!

The Grist 19/Feb/17 AltLd O/S
with Dan Metcalfe
manwithacam 19/Feb/17 AltLd

A beefy expidition, the climbing itself is no pushover, then there is the length of it, and having to do it in winter. It all went ok. A great days climbing.

with Mark Grist
Hidden 03/Feb/17 AltLd
Whorlhill 03/Feb/17 AltLd
BC 03/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Led p1, 2, 5 & 6. A good mini adventure! Was very cold today and some patchy wettness only added to the spiceness. Overall very happy to have ticked this route, a great way to start 2017.

with Rory Basscombe
Rory Bascombe 03/Jan/17 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 3 & 4 and did 5 & 6 in the dark!

with BC
james-carey ??/2017 -
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
Hidden 29/Dec/16 AltLd
Hidden 29/Dec/16 AltLd O/S
hpm2105 26/Dec/16 AltLd

A much anticipated Boxing Day excursion. Nice weather, only cold when seconding, leading was fine. I led 1,4. P Welford led 2,3,5. Everything was going swimmingly until P Welford took a head down ~20m screamer just as he topped out into the sunshine (ripping gear and landing halfway down pitch 4). First pitch a bit long and muddy/polished. Shield was enjoyable. Final pitch was horrid and chossy hence massive whipper. In hindsight we probably went the wrong way up the crack rather than diagonally right. A Boxing Day Bruiser.

EllieWoods 06/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Led 4c pitches. Rained on 4th pitch but Jon soldiered through. 5th pitch in the dark. Great route😃

jon_gill1 06/Nov/16 AltLd O/S

Ellie P1 and P5, me P2,P3,P4. It started to rain quite heavily whilst i was on P4 which was quite interesting, especially as it was about to get dark!climbed final pitch in the pitch black! Fantastic route and as good as i was lead to believe, if not better!

Adam Hill 01/Nov/16 AltLd
Rhys Deane 29/Oct/16 AltLd dog
with Sam Russel
RangerMcFreindly 22/Oct/16 AltLd
timdi 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Pure dead mental. It just goes on and on and on. Nowhere desperate always steep and exposed. Intimidating. Cold. Very pleased to have reached the top. Led all pitches.

with Ang the redonculous
treesrockice 22/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Lead P2 5b, P3 5a (shield), P4 5b and P5 4b (in the dark...) Everything its reputation precedes, "that was an episode" as Callan said topping out, absolutely mega! Great for Callan to get his hardest trad lead to date too on the 50m 4c to start! (better than cenotaph corner dare I say it!?)

andrewmc 21/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1&2 (combined), 4 (Shield) and 6. Actually didn't the shield was that hard (maybe still actually 5a) with feet nearly all the way across, but then I am good at fitting into small spaces and the weird leg-over move is fun :) NOTE - guide shows the route breaking to the right from the final belay before the final pitch. I did this, going round one more arete than seems initially sensible. The top is then on clean, solid rock as I remember, with a nice view over a horrible skanky gully to the left. Read your guidebook!

with KDhruev
RagingPuffin 21/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Trisha
KDhruev 21/Oct/16 AltLd O/S
rholdswo 08/Oct/16 AltLd

Made a right meal of the traverse pitch. Felt way harder than 5a...

dom_joyce265 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Awesome route

phillipwright 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Great climb, very nice mid section with a traverse followed by a great crack / corner

aiyer 06/Oct/16 AltLd

Lead P2, P3 and P4 (assuming the 4c/4b are linked as the guide book only shows this as one pitch). So pleased to have got the 5b moves and lead the traverse.

ericinbristol 02/Oct/16 AltLd rpt

I led pitches 2, 3, 4 and 5 (with 4 and 5 run together as a single pitch). Gorgeous sunny, warm, still day and loads of good climbing on P2-4. Shiny stainless peg on the belay at the end of P4 to back up the wobbly block. A bit vegetated on P1 and P5 and care needed with occasional bits of rock but neither was a significant issue. I fancy doing this again soon!

with Simon
eddy-on-the-rocks 02/Oct/16 Lead rpt

Head torch ascent. Started a 8pm back at the car just gone midnight. Wicked fun.

with max
tobydunford 02/Oct/16 AltLd O/S

Yes, no man with clip board was going to stop me this year. My partner got caught out by the clipboard with no membership two years in a row.Not this year, was worth waiting for. Lead pitches 2,3 and 4. Topped out in the sunset/ dark for a lovely torchlit walk back down. I certainly got the best pitches, great rock, gear and climbing. Appears to be a new peg in good condition on the 3rd belay.

with Harry Martin
ricci.andrea86 ?/Oct/16 -
David Clover ?/Oct/16 AltLd rpt
Circus 14/Mar/16 Lead dnf

Only as far as the niche belay. Had a cup of tea then ran away as Will was freezing. Made for a cracking 45m VS in it's own right though.

with Will Russell
steve-grigg 12/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Lead all but pitch 1, what a route!!!! Did it in 5 hours on the dot

David Maddison 12/Mar/16 AltLd dog

An amazing route with lots of good gear. Unfortunately I took an unexpected fall on the first pitch.

td72 08/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
pdrums777 06/Mar/16 AltLd O/S

Cold climb with moments of numb fingers and toes but bearable! First 5 pitch multi route. Took us 5 hours. I led p1,3,5. Trev built the belay for p5 a bit too early which led to an interesting/sketchy/hanging change over. belay at p4 is Uncomfortable and exposed. didn't use the block just prayed the 3 pitons were bomber :/ run it out on p5 exciiting. Our second E1 multipitch. spoiled abit by all the boyracers but otherwise a beautiful enviroment. first time we been called 'Proffesional Climbers' thanks to the bus tour fella on the microphone.

with Gareth (trev)
gman2 06/Mar/16 AltLd

epic climb really tests your bottle. almost backed off at the start of pitch 2 but cool head paul got me through it. lead p2 and p4. paul done p1 the shield and p5

with paul
Hidden 27/Feb/16 AltLd
Hidden ??/2016 AltLd
patrickcd 15/Nov/15 AltLd rpt
with Yura
patrickcd 25/Oct/15 AltLd
with Alec, Andy
Avon Man 25/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 3 and 5+6. Definitely lived up to its reputation - the groove and crack climbing on pitch 5 is superb.

with Derek
Luuuuuke 20/Oct/15 AltLd
with Max
andycash 20/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with Luca Celano
Legs 20/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

I think we had the true Coronation street experience from reading previous posts. We started late due to climbing traffic. Got held up by faffing climbers running out of quickdraws in the first pitch and having to do it as two! This was a brutish climb at times, with an abundance of polish to add to the situation. The hanging belay after the shield was uncomfortable beyond belief and slightly suspect (when will that block be pulled off?). We then topped out as the sunset and had an adventure finding the way back down. On reflection today I think I enjoyed myself! We lead all pitches clean. Me: Pitch 1,3,5. Luke pitch 2+4.

LucaC 20/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

P2,3 &5. Cleaned most of the old tat off the route apart from p1 belay. Contrary to previous comments all peg belays can be backed up and are acceptable. Large loose block on belay after shield pitch.

Dave Rumney 13/Oct/15 AltLd

Steep, burly, polished, memorable. An enjoyable afternoon climbing between increasing exposed belays, topping out at sunset. Boy racers provided the additional entertainment.

evhall 11/Oct/15 AltLd dnf

p1 - tim p2 - I bottled p3 and tim didn't fancy it either...abbed off 2 nuts...

with Tim Bray
youwillfindjimbo 09/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Epic, just purely epic climbing throughout, glad I've finally done the most beautiful line in Cheddar.

cheeky 08/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Pleased to get the clean on sight, was absolutely exhausted at the top. Despite the loose block after the shield pitch there are other good placements for the belay. I wish that I had used the pegs to the left too as this would have made the belay allot more comfortable.

mark4344 07/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb.joined pitch 1+2 and 5+6. Dry conditions,but some mud on first pitch.some polish,but not too bad. I led both 5 b pitches,first one felt ok, strenuous at bulge,but good pro. Matt did the shield pitch.great lead,but no points for style. Found second 5 b pitch the crux,as strenuous and technical. Good jams higher up. Last pitch easy, but on jelly arms. Decent path obvious,but slippery. Climbing took 4.5 hours

with Matt Payne
hutchay 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1, 3 and 5.

Flavio 03/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with robinge
Adam Hill 02/Oct/15 2nd dog

Topped out as the sun dipped below the reservoir. Great climb.

with Simon
Paul Baller 02/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with matt stevens
Cheese Monkey 01/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Absolutely fantastic. Led p2, 4&5 in one. p4 was tough! Mental exposure the whole way. Brilliant

David Clover 01/Oct/15 AltLd β
patrickcd 01/Oct/15 AltLd
Gibbo 01/Oct/15 AltLd

Edd led everything other than the first pitch.

with Ed Wright
jamieevans ?/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Led 5b pitches, a hearty route

Dave Rumney ?/Oct/15 AltLd
Hidden ?/Oct/15 -
jackgriffiths ?/Oct/15 AltLd O/S

Better than I expected. A quality route.

james1978 14/Mar/15 AltLd
with Jus
Jus 14/Mar/15 AltLd
Kemics 12/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Had to delay our start by an hour so Tory MP could finish his photoshoot abseil which had cordoned off the entire area. Managed to complete second crux pitch with dying light, dan seconded in total darkness. About 4 hours total. Felt really tough but well protected.

DanHB 12/Mar/15 AltLd O/S

Arrived to find some local MP had whole area shut off to do an abseil - to promote climbing in the gorge - doh! Waited over an hour and finally started 3.15pm Route was in great condition, just a couple of moist pockets. Alternated leads, I did the 1st, the Shield and the last. Topped out at 7.30pm Coming up as 2nd on penultimate pitch was by head torch which was super fun… leading last pitch in complete dark by head torch was fine as it's easy. My first E1… recommend it. Shield pitch was brilliant…. don't stop and faff putting in gear as you go across, the hand holds are superb so get round the corner and place gear. Will have to come back to do it on the alternate leads!

with Kemics
darcan 08/Feb/15 AltLd
nickstephens 08/Feb/15 AltLd O/S
with darcan
Hidden 24/Jan/15 AltLd dog
Hidden 24/Jan/15 AltLd dog
Deary65 04/Jan/15 AltLd dog

EPIC of a climb! Led 1st 2 pitches in one (45m) Hard, exciting, exhilarating!

Matt Amos 04/Jan/15 AltLd O/S

I led from the first 5b pitch onwards. Absolutely absorbing climbing and exposure. As it was sunday the gorge was quiet and we enjoyed the route, and most of the gorge for sometime, all to ourselves. Brilliant brilliant route!!

with Martin P
thomas108 ??/2015 -
danmullett ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
jim jones ??/2015 AltLd O/S
Stuart Johnston 09/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

An impressive route on an impressive crag. Not quite alpine in status, but getting there! Led P 1+2 (together) and 4. Adam ran 5 + 6 together. Peg belays are dire, do not rely on them! Belay after the shield has a loose(ish) block which will take two wires at the top (might even help keep it locked in). Small wires will also go in the crack. Best E1 in England? Not by a long shot. The quality of the climbing just isn't there. A super classic morning out though.4h for the route. Bring belay jacket as it is N face, cold and damp.

with adam 24
adam 24 09/Nov/14 AltLd
Hidden 09/Nov/14 AltLd
richsmithinbristol 01/Nov/14 AltLd rpt

Linking the last two pitches gives a mega pitch! Last climb before fatherhood?!

shoulders 01/Nov/14 AltLd O/S

Finally THE south west classic ticked. Pitch 1 and the shield. Rich the other 2. 4 hours bottom to top. Marvellous.

PalfreyN 28/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Richezzz 26/Oct/14 AltLd
quiffhanger 25/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Misha 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Good climbing in a great position. Better than I had expected - all dry, no mud and hardly any vegetation en route, even on the first pitch, which looks grotty but is actually fine and quite fun. Ed led P1 (45m as described in the new guide - two pitches in the old), I led P2 and P3 in one and Ed finished by leading P4 and P5 in one. That was a good way of doing it with long pitches, except that the hanging belay at the top of P3 isn't very comfortable and I ended up hanging there for a while (the old pegs and tat definitely need backing up but there aren't many good options apart from the block which feels solid but looks like it's about to fall out - had a nut at the top of it but didn't dare put anything else in around it, definitely no cams! green BD micro cam useful as one of the better back up pieces). There are two cruxes - getting over the bulge a third of the way up P2 and getting over the bulge on P4. There are a few other tricky bits as well but on the whole it isn't particularly sustained at the grade, especially if you can jam! Tried to jam as much as possible to get some practice in before Indian Creek but it was child's play really... Overall, this lacks three star quality for me but it's still a good route. Took about 4.5 hours. The Slowworm Gully descent wasn't too bad in approach shoes but certainly far from pleasant. Would be worth checking out the main path descent to the Visitor Centre.

with eduardo
eduardo 05/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Led P1 (45m) and P4/P5 as single pitch. Misha ran P2&3 together. This worked well, 4hrs 30mins or so for the ascent. I was prepared for an epic, but it seemed straightforward for the grade - except for dropping my belay device at the first belay. Fortunately Misha retreived it and I brought him up on Italian hitches. Bottom pitch was nowhere near as goppingly horrible as I had expected (mostly rock, not much mud/soil/rampant vegetation), crux on P2 was hard 5b, traverse pitch was a little pumpy for a couple of moves with polished smears for footholds, P4 wasn't desperately hard (decent gear, good rests between sequences) and P5 was generally solid rock. Very nice routes, great exposure, varied climbing for what is generally a corner crack.

with Misha
Hidden 03/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
kennythescot 02/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Luke Robinson
alice fuller 02/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Lead the top crux pitch.Gear good..some tough moves to get in balance..bridgeing,shoulder and hip wedges, jamming..made it a good challenge . Amazing climbing from start to finish. Top E1.

felixizzy 01/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

I lead p3,4,6. Bit of cleaning required but what a route! Amazing exposure but never too desperate. Everyone should do this route!

with Mike
Hidden 15/Mar/14 AltLd O/S
Stanners 10/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

A mere 8 hours surely sets us up for the speed record ascent? WHAT A CLIMB. The longest route I've ever done and it really does just keep on coming! Life affirming expedition of adventure! Many thanks to Deepstar for meeting us at the top with tea and flapjack AAGGGGhhhhh…..

with Kyle87
Kyle87 10/Mar/14 AltLd dog

fell off, just means I have more of a reason to go back and try again!

wilkinscl 09/Mar/14 AltLd

Much easier than I expected the shield is a riot.

with Ned
gazfellows 08/Mar/14 AltLd

There's only one way to describe this monster of a route!! amazing!! Every climber needs to climb this. It's the best route I've done in ten years. The climbing is sustained on the upper sections but never desperately so and the exposure and positions are out of this world. I took a little fall on the shield pitch but wasn't to disappointed as it just added a little more spice! Go climb it everybody!! We're going back ;)

madasten 08/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Wow what an amazing day out! Wet first two pitches bravely led by Gaz, then wonderful climbing to the top. Lead the two 5b pitches. The penultimate pitch up the groove is one of the best pitches I've done - sustained, varied and interesting but with plenty of gear and plenty of rests if you can find them. Also seems to be plenty of insitu gear - at least 2 pegs and 4 jammed wires in that pitch alone! 7 hours total. All made more epic by the time pressure of having to get back to Mansfield in time to pack and head down to Stansted airport for a trip to the Alps :)

Hidden ??/2014 -
ejected ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
jcw ??/2014 -
Russell Blackaller 08/Dec/13 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1,2 and 4. Bottom was soaked but main pitches were dry. Great day out. The shield put a big smile on my face.

Hidden 24/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
Dizz 23/Nov/13 AltLd

Excellent climbing ... I need to go to jamming school!

with Tom
Tubs 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S
with Liz F
Hidden ?/Nov/13 Lead dog
Jevans ?/Nov/13 AltLd
Simon Allcock 30/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

led pitch 4 (shield)

with Mary, Wilki
mes32 30/Oct/13 AltLd

Brilliant! Led P1+2 (45m) together, and final pitch. 6.5 hrs in a three.

with Simon Allcock, Wilki
Matthew Martin Wsm 09/Oct/13 2nd

7 hours 30 mins, long hard and sustained, what a battle, epic day out, terrific exposure, classic climb but was pleased to pull the final few moves over the top!

with dave kenyon
Hooo 06/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

A big exciting day. 6 hours and exposed the whole way. Base jumper opened up right in front of me and landed in the road. Made Chris lead the two 5b pitches, and I did the rest. P1 was filthy, made it pretty tough for 4c. Shield pitch was scary, feet popped just before the shield but I clung on and wriggled onto the top, no points for style. Chris took a good fall on the second 5b, I found it very strenuous even on 2nd.

Chris Sieradzki 06/Oct/13 AltLd

Led P3 and P5. One proper fall. P3 is a bit polished and I found it as a crux of the whole route. SHIELD pitch is overrated, P5 top class climb. Tough in grade - hard 5b moves on both pitches. Gear placement is good but definitely E1 for steepness and exposure and poor belays.

with Hooo
red_rhodesha 05/Oct/13 2nd

Epic adventure... linked pitches 1 & 2, hanging belay, difficult roof with little gear on pitch 3, the Shield was terrifying but one cam in crack, and good nut at the top of the crack, one large nut in the roof on the right hand side and large cam on the left hand side before good hands but smears for feet to belay. Pitch 5 was technical but good bridging, 2 in situe runners, final pitch some high steps but good gear and holds.

with Matt Elphick
Mike Goldthorp 01/Oct/13 AltLd O/S

What a route, 1st October its gotta be done! Blissful exposure and really continuously good climbing, technical grooves, roofs, cracks, amazing exposed traverse, bit of everything, just an epic route! About 3 hours I think (quite pleased with that since reading some of the other ascents...)

with Gav Sitlaw
thomasadixon 09/Mar/13 AltLd rpt

Awesome route. Pitch 3 still felt hard, if only for a few moves. Pitch 5 steady and sustained with very good jamming. Tip - get some sleep the night before!

BeccaSnowden 09/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1&2, 4, and 6. Totally draining! A battle to get to the top but very memorable. Amazing climbing - just a bit too terrifying to enjoy properly at the time!

Aaron Lines ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Climbed the whole route in the dark, topped out around midnight.

with frank
sparkass 16/Feb/13 AltLd O/S

A proper trad route - a great day out.

stuart34 16/Feb/13 2nd
kingholmesy ??/2013 -

It took quite a bit of arm twisting before I agreed to climb this on a cold December day, but glad I did. Russ ran the wet and muddy P1 & P2 together, I got P3, Russ the Shield, and then I ran P5 & P6 together. Just over 5 hrs.

tskelhon ??/2013 Lead O/S
Will Sheaff ??/2013 2nd
with Martin
Albachoss 01/Dec/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 1,3. My best climbing experience to date! Exactly what it says on the tin, exciting, exposed, steep and jam-tastic! Thrilling belays too. Drifting cars, dive-bombing birds and screaming goats adding to the fun.

nimajneb 01/Dec/12 AltLd
Luxulyan 18/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Scary, tough, cold, great positions and boy racers to cheer you on. Brilliant.

with Tess Lyons, Tom Murrell
Kayan 29/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

P1 + 4

with danJBA
danJBA 29/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2,3 & 5

with Kayan
Neil Morbey 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

fantastic old-school adventure. Passed a slower party by joining pitches 1+2 and 4+5.

with Simon Clarke
onlyfoddington 20/Oct/12 2nd dnf

Lead a long first pitch very slowly. No stamina, got as far as the end of the shield.

Hidden 14/Oct/12 AltLd dnf
duncan 13/Oct/12 AltLd rpt

As part of the SW Hard Rock IAD challenge. Got dark on the crux pitch: good training for Yosemite.

Jack_F 07/Oct/12 AltLd O/S

Absolute epic. Best part of 5 hours worth of fannying around. Lead Pitches 2,3 and 4. What a route!

with Dave Clover
SJS 06/Oct/12 2nd
Nick Russell 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S

The first pitch (as in the Cheddar gorge guide) was a bit of a jungle - a wet jungle - but it was dry higher up despite heavy rain the previous night (and week, and "summer"). I found every pitch hard for the given grade and the whole thing pretty serious for E1. Still, a great adventure! Highlights were multiple instances of faffing for hours in a strenuous position only to do a few more moves to a rest, and swinging a leg up onto a jug at the end of the traverse - in Steve's words "the least elegant climbing I've seen you do for a while"

with SJS
David Clover 01/Oct/12 Lead O/S

damp conditions made it a bit of an epic adventure! glad i had a mate with me to support through the harder sections as my head was out of its comfort zone. left a hex by accident like a noob but well worth the adventure

Daniel71 ?/Oct/12 Lead dnf

Led the first pitch, bailed due to the time it took. Slipped on the grass.

suds_01 27/Jun/12 AltLd
with Tom glendinnig
Hidden 15/Mar/12 AltLd rpt
Ed Babs 15/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Thanks Iain. P1, 2, 3 + 5. Great fun.

with IainAM
Tim Sparrow 11/Mar/12 AltLd

Very traditional climbing, steep and strenuous, a bit of mud and damp. Fantastic adventure. Disconcertingly discovered that one rope only threaded through leg loops - half way up pitch 4! Check, check and check again!

with Piers Nesbitt
Martin Haworth 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Absolute classic, fantastic route.

msoldn 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

as good as the first time round, if not better! in 4 pitches, lead pitches 3,5,6, having lead the other pitches 5 years ago. p5 definitely felt like a technical pump fest this early in the season.

with ceri
Ceridwen 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

me P1and 2 together, and P4 . Amazing route! Got to go back and lead the other pitches. I thought this was hard for E1, sustained climbing towards the top. Don't underestimate the start either! People round these parts are obviously tough as old boots!

with Uber Mike
Andrew Sloan 26/Feb/12 AltLd O/S

Tremendous route, even better than I was anticipating. A bit muddy lower down. I led pitches 2 and 4. I thought shield traverse was tough, more like 5b.Did as 5 pitches, last 2 done as 1. Took 5 hours.

lewiz 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Lead all pitches. Eight hours total. Descent in darkness. Second took a swing toward the end of the traverse... anchor held :) Awesome climbing throughout.

with inomine
mattshort 18/Feb/12 AltLd O/S
with Alan100
Andy Peak 1 13/Jan/12 Lead

Wet cold and totaly awsome

with Scott Bentley
jon_ridley 08/Jan/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1/3/5 (as five pitches, first two strung). great fun, steep and pumpy in places. p1 is a bit minging.

with grp
grp 08/Jan/12 AltLd rpt
Hidden ?/Jan/12 AltLd
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
DanH9883 ??/2012 Lead
matt perks ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
matt perks ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -

cool autumn day

with James Thomas
peterbeaumont ??/2012 -
Darrell Read 27/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2,4,6. Ollie Led P1,3,5. Fantastic day out. Not sure I did pitch 3 using the standard moves!

with 31770
31770 27/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
Tophe 27/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
grp 13/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
Cornish Cream 13/Nov/11 AltLd

5 pitches, I took 2 and 4. Great day.

with grp
Graham Westbrook 12/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb! 5th pitch felt hard as it was still wet from heavy rain the previous day - slimy hand jams! We had the route to ourselves! 4.5 hours.

Jake Young 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome Day

Nick1812P 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S
JemG 05/Nov/11 2nd

fell off on 5th pitch, twice. finished in dark apart from that sound first multipitch!

M_W_Court 05/Nov/11 Lead O/S

LLed all pitches, bottom was damp, but gleaming all the way up. Fantastic climbing.

JRae 05/Nov/11 AltLd
with Arthur
mattkemp70 ?/Nov/11 AltLd
with Westy
francois 23/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Amazing climb with great positions and varied moves: bridging,jamming and laybacking. I led P2-4 (crux) and Chris led P1-3-5. Chris cut loose with his feet on the shield traverse and did with a nice leg throw onto the shield to gain an "a cheval" position on the block!

BelayBunney 23/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Awesome climb that feels really exposed! I lead P1,3 and 5. Francois lead P2 and 4.

J1_TOV 19/Oct/11 AltLd

Wet, scared.

dan ely 19/Oct/11 Lead dog

we had 3 showers which made it scairy. Belay pegs are all in bad cond after the sheild, I had to go up into the corner- climbing as a team of 3 would be a nightmare!

with jim
Hidden 15/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
Goose4 15/Oct/11 AltLd

INSANE!! Awesome route, great moves, great pitches! Solid climb Ed, nice one buddy :D

with Ed (Andrew Adwards)
Hidden 08/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
A-dog 08/Oct/11 Lead O/S

2nd ever trad lead! had a very persuasive partner. led pitches 1,3,6

with max b
cat22 03/Oct/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Oct/11 AltLd rpt
crossdressingrodney 02/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Glorious weather. I led 1st, 3rd, 5th pitches. Took 6.5 hours. Apologies if we put off the pair waiting below. 1st pitch is very vegetated. I cleaned what I could, but didn't fancy pulling out huge clumps of nettles (they mostly don't sting by October anyway). Some good Samaritan with secateurs is needed! Pitches 2-4 were already in pristine condition. Cleaned out placements on 5th pitch, which full of mud. Oh yes, and the route is awesome!

with AlexM
Kris suriyo 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed with 3 friends in 2 pairs as the first ascent of the new season. Extremely lucky to have the hottest October day on record and no other parties on the route! Bone dry, if a little vegetated in places (did a bit of gardening). What a route! Chakrit did a direct finish up a crack rather than doing the normal rightward finish up broken rock (which seemed less good quality). Seemed harder than the rest of the route - quite physical laybacking. Chakrit P1 & 2 linked, Chris P3 & 4, Chakrit P5 & 6 linked.

j miller 01/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with duncan
Howard Lawledge ?/Oct/11 -

Dont know why i didnt do it sooner!

with Pete Graham
Anthony Allsopp 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Sandy pitch 1 and 2. Me pitch 3 through 6

with Sandy Holford
Hidden 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Ross Davidson 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1,2,3 and 5. First two pitches were as serious as the harder pitches

Sandy Holford 06/Mar/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Mar/11 Lead
Emmabush 05/Mar/11 2nd
Jim Tan ?/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Chris Sansum 22/Jan/11 AltLd dnf

Led p1. Gary backed off p2 roof due to a crucial foothold being too wet, and we were also freezing, so abbed down. We'll be back! Not too bothered as it doesn't look like the route gets many Jan ascents. PS if anyone fancies reuniteing us with the nut & quickdraw he left up there we'd be very grateful. Think he left a snapgate on a peg too.

with Gary Lewin
Chubbard 02/Jan/11 AltLd rpt


with Ray
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Hidden 06/Nov/10 AltLd
Chris Ebbutt 17/Oct/10 AltLd
petecallaghan 17/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Started at 9am (in the cold), finished at 15:30 (in the sun). Chris led the first two pitches as one (150 ft). I led the next (5b) pitch and then the shield pitch (5a). Chris lead the following monster pitch (5b) - exhausting all body jamming for what felt like 100 ft. I led the final pitch into the sun.

andy dunn 16/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead P 2&4 (in new guide)

with J
Kevster 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S
Nel Tindale 16/Oct/10 2nd dog
with Jim Jarvis
benkelsey 11/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead Pitches two four and five. great gear except at the belay stations. Traverse pitch was awesome!! such a great position from the pedestal onwards, first pitch a little disappointing. 4th pitch felt steeper than it should have done. Biggest trad route I've done so far.

with Chris Kelsey
irish paul 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Not as good as it's reputation, solid enough E1

with Dave Ripley
duncan 10/Oct/10 AltLd rpt

1 hour 55 minutes

with Dan Donovan
Hidden 10/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
richiebongo 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
with Jon Didymus
Tom D 09/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Sustained and enjoyabal the whole way. came accros the jamed nut from the previous asent its definatly in situe now! the travers pitch was a litle disapionting to be honest dunno what evryone raves on about it for?

Didymus 09/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

8.15am start, led p1 & p5. First was damp muddy and unpleasant, rest much better. Tat and pegs on the belay stations have all seen better days. 6 hrs, very memorable.

Hidden 08/Oct/10 AltLd O/S
ian d f 07/Oct/10 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1, 3, 4 and 5. Quite a nice route, a little overgrown but not too bad.

markfromstoke 07/Oct/10 AltLd
with ian d f
Hidden 16/May/10 Lead β
thomb 13/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Ben Vieyra 13/Mar/10 -

Lead on the traverse (famous pitch). Exposed stance (hanging belay) at the end of the third pitch. More quality climbing in an exposed position above pitch 3. Take trainers for the descent next time!!!

with Dan Walker
pedropierre 12/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Cold - long and hard

with Rob the Doc
Hidden 12/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 20/Feb/10 AltLd O/S
Bobby Gilbert 20/Feb/10 Lead O/S

Icicles on the first pitch!

with Gary Burgess
owenrhyswilliams 13/Feb/10 2nd O/S
with Jhonny, Mathew Maynard
mattyork2 13/Feb/10 2nd

1st pitch only - out of time and capacity

with Owen Williams, Johnny Richard
tom harrison ??/2010 -
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
Aaron Lines ??/2010 -
Bobby Gilbert 28/Dec/09 Lead dnf

Only got up to the shield then abbed off as it was getting late. Very cold day.

katherinesydney 28/Dec/09 2nd dnf

oh my goodness it was cold! retreated from the pedestal belay before hypothermia / darkness set in... will be back...

w.pettet-smith 25/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

very nice route, mud and polish all part of the fun. groove above the shield has soem lovely steep jamming, top pitch a little dissapointing but the appearance of the view acroos the levels makes up for it.took about 3hrs.

with steve
chris j 19/Oct/09 AltLd
with Ben Bradford
sparbus 19/Oct/09 AltLd
with FedUp
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Twisty 10/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Lead P1&2 linked, then the shield and the final slab. Great effort from Byron on the crux pitches. Funny because we spent the whole ascent making up songs to the theme tune of what we thought was Coronation Street, but found out (on the last pitch) was the Eastenders theme! Classic!

with Byron Buck
davenev 10/Oct/09 AltLd

Led p1 & p2 linked, then got pumped on p3, scared on p4 and just about survived through p5. Once again awesome effort Luke.

Mr Tickle 10/Oct/09 AltLd

Led pitches 3,4,5,6. Best pitch was the traverse, didn't really rate the rest of it though, a little dissapointed but glad we did it.

with davenev
Byronius Maximus 10/Oct/09 AltLd

What an incredible route! Lead crux pitches by accident in a way, and was quite glad I didn't have to lead the shield pitch.

with Twisty
Steerpike ?/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
with Tommo
gripped01 ?/Oct/09 AltLd O/S

Led 2nd and 4/5th pitches.

with Rimon Than, Alex Tomczynski, Dave Tait
Hidden ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Jul/09 Lead O/S
jon thompson27 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with simon mayell
ericinbristol ??/2009 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 3, and 5 (Barry ran P1 and P2 together, requiring a bit of simul climbing).

with Barry Durston
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden 18/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
TonyF 11/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Paul Threthewey
Hidden 02/Oct/08 Lead
eddy-on-the-rocks ?/Oct/08 Lead O/S
with Rich
sebrider ?/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

really really nice route, special :)

with Roby Rodolf
Shaw Brown 24/Feb/08 AltLd

For me it was the best route I have done in England, the bus tours with commentary about your climbing is a bit off putting though!

with loz01
Hidden ??/2008 AltLd O/S
JimR ??/2008 -
Neil Adams 15/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Great day out - had the gorge to ourselves.

Tom Last 15/Dec/07 AltLd O/S

Led the easy pitches 1,2 and the Shield pitch 4. Cool climb. Exciting exposure. Nice lead from Neil.

Bristoldave 27/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Lead P1,2,3 & 5. Greasy.

with Joe
Hidden 17/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
DannyK 16/Nov/07 AltLd O/S
with pep
Somerset swede basher 15/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5.

with Tom Dixon
thomasadixon 15/Nov/07 AltLd O/S

So cold! Did the easy pitches (2,4,6), thought the 3rd pitch was the hardest. The traverse out was awesome (as was the rest of the climb!).

with Dom Sellers
Justin T 29/Oct/07 AltLd O/S

P3&5. Monster!

with Cusco
Owen W-G 25/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Long but happy 1 day return mission, drizzly but had crag to ourselves. Jim not done trad for 2ys so I led all pitches, altogether v butch. 5hs up incl buggreing about switching ropes at belays.

jgordon75 25/Oct/07 2nd

Remember being unfit and didnt lead any of it

TimPerkin 14/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Best lead to-date. Led first 2 pitches in one (bit slippery and muddy). First 5b pich has small overhang, then its ok. The 5a pitch has an scary leftward traverse with not much for feet. Pitch no 5 (5b) is quite solid, but no great difficulty. Last pitch is of a different character up a slabby finish.

with Dave Gale
thrutch 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S

led all the way so difficult changeovers. Height got to me a bit.

with mel and chris
upontop ?/Oct/07 2nd

Struggled on P5&6,knackered, but one of the best days ever.Thank goodness for Tim the patient one !!!

with Tim
Rich Mayfield 13/Jul/07 AltLd

the start of 5 looong weeks

Mark Stevenson 13/Jul/07 AltLd O/S
with Rich Mayfield
TonyF ?/May/07 Lead O/S
with Paul Threthewey
Hidden 08/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
sdi 08/Mar/07 AltLd O/S

It was a bit damp, so the first two pitches were mainly chimneying up mud slopes...

Phil PBC ?/Mar/07 AltLd O/S
Ally Smith ??/2007 Lead O/S

As part of the first "Cheddar man" spectacular, whenever that was. I know we got to climb it out of season :-)

with EmilyG
Brian Rodgers ??/2007 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18/Nov/06 AltLd
maresia 14/Oct/06 AltLd dog

Took my first proper lead fall on the traverse to land back at the belay. Turned out I'd actually broken my wrist in the process. Still finished it and will be back to do it clean once I heal.

with Rob Scheichl
gonggashan 01/Oct/06 AltLd
with Dan Perrott
Hidden ?/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Mickdenali ??/2006 Lead
with Clare Girling
oldmanrivers ??/2006 AltLd
with Al
Marti999 ??/2006 Lead
chris wyatt ??/2006 AltLd O/S
with PAul O'neal
Tom Heslam ??/2006 2nd O/S
with Ed Heslam
beardy mike ??/2006 AltLd O/S
simon kimber ??/2006 AltLd
with Nick Ingram
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden 27/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Nov/05 AltLd dog
Kerm ?/Oct/05 -
Hidden 03/Sep/05 AltLd O/S
mike lawrence? 01/Jun/05 -
Jason Gotel ?/Feb/05 Lead

Night, Hypothermia

with Pippa Lansdown
alasdair19 ?/Feb/05 -

with Alys best route in england?

Mark Kemball ?/Feb/05 AltLd


with Nic Dill
Mark Davies PK ?/Dec/03 AltLd O/S

last pitch led in dark with no head torch

with David Elder
fellgazelle 25/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
charlesmfrench 25/Oct/03 AltLd
Hidden 01/Oct/03 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Mar/03 2nd O/S
Rob Kinsey ??/2003 -
just one more 05/Oct/02 Lead
with Svenn G
Paz ?/Mar/02 Lead O/S

7 hours. Topped out to see the sun go down - not quite a benightment.

simon kimber ??/2002 Lead dnf

jemma had a migraine - abbed off after pitch 3

with Jemma Berry
dan gibson ?/Nov/01 Lead O/S
with anthony prior
Stone Muppet ??/2001 -
philhilo ??/2001 AltLd O/S
markpollak ??/2001 -
KRB 05/Oct/00 Lead O/S

Good route steeped in tradition. Requires a degree of stamina

with Ken Padgett
Hidden ??/2000 -
Tim M ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Oct/99 Lead O/S
Roget 16/Oct/99 Lead O/S
with jon
Hidden ?/Oct/99 AltLd
Hidden ?/Nov/98 AltLd
Hidden 11/Oct/98 AltLd O/S
Chad123 ?/Mar/98 AltLd O/S

Classic big route with lots of airy pitches. Lard took a nice swinger on the traverse pitch which made it all the more exciting!

with Lard
Dave Musgrove Jnr 07/Feb/98 AltLd O/S
with Muir Morton
markpollak ??/1998 Lead O/S
with suzanne mcfadzean
mikej 19/Oct/97 AltLd dnf
with Nick Salmon
babymoac 18/Oct/97 AltLd
with GrahamD
phardman 20/Jul/97 -
colin milton 06/Oct/96 AltLd

i lead the shield pitch, eric did the 5b

with eric milton
Steve Neads 31/Oct/95 AltLd O/S

I only led pitch 2!

with Ed R
Mathias Willerup 15/Oct/95 AltLd O/S

with Fred Willerup
phardman 14/Oct/95 AltLd

Quite vegetated in lower parts

Hidden ??/1995 AltLd
leadmat ?/Nov/93 Lead O/S
with Graham Fleury
charlesmfrench 27/Oct/92 Lead O/S

And again 25/10/03 with Ian Haigh.

Hidden 14/Oct/92 Lead O/S
AndySL 12/Oct/92 AltLd O/S

Alternate leads. I did the odds, Mark did the evens, which mean't I got to do the shield and Mark had to do the hard ones.

with Mark
neilh ??/1992 -
with Neil Smith
rogerskews 27/Oct/91 -

Fabulous route and company !

with Bryn Roberts & Chris Schiller
Hidden 24/Mar/91 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Jan/91 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1991 AltLd
MikeYouCanClimb 11/Nov/90 AltLd
with Rod
mark-abz 04/Nov/90 AltLd
with Dan W
Chris Ebbutt ?/Oct/90 AltLd
Hidden 25/Mar/90 AltLd O/S
RichardMc 17/Mar/90 AltLd O/S
with Dayle Millcott
daviesxxx ??/1990 -
Robmwatt ??/1990 AltLd

Date could be out !

pauldrew ??/1990 AltLd
with Dominic Leggett
frank ramsay ?/Nov/89 AltLd

At night

with Dave Turnbull
The Reaper 28/Oct/89 AltLd rpt

Damp but climbable up to the final 4c pitch which we thought better of when the rain returned. Epic abseil descent again.

The Reaper 27/Oct/89 AltLd dnf

Pouring with rain. Got past the shield but the upper walls were just too wet to continue. Abseil retreat.

michael burrows 07/Oct/89 AltLd O/S
with brian jones
Hidden 22/Dec/88 AltLd
steveb2006 11/Oct/86 Lead

Led most of it

with Gary Burton
scree ?/Oct/86 -
with Dave H
Hidden ?/Oct/86 Lead O/S
DDDD ??/1986 AltLd O/S
with Chris Brown
William Robertson ??/1986 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
Hidden 31/Oct/85 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/1985 2nd
guy xavier percival ??/1985 AltLd O/S
with graham
Richard Weller 13/Oct/84 AltLd

Backed off the pull over the first roof the weekend before. Spent hte whole week back in London psyching myself up for it. Returned and cruised up.

with Rory O'Connor
Eduardo Martinez ?/Oct/84 AltLd O/S

Dave soles

Hidden ??/1984 AltLd
Ena ?/Oct/83 AltLd O/S

Mart led both crux pitches

with Martin Trouse
steveboote ?/Aug/83 AltLd

Completely unaware of ban we bunked out of Glastonbury to do the route from memory after having seen photo in Hard Rock

Nigel Bond 28/Oct/82 AltLd
with Charlie Leverton
Mike Owen 07/Apr/82 AltLd O/S
with Phil Ralph
Steve Clegg 27/Mar/82 AltLd
with Brian W
Brian Wilderspin 27/Mar/82 AltLd
Steve Bell ??/1982 -
Hidden 22/Oct/81 AltLd
Hidden ??/1981 Lead
tapley 11/Oct/80 AltLd
with John Sumner
uphillnow ?/Oct/80 AltLd

Steve did pitch across the shield and took an intermediate belay.I did all the other pitches including crux. Whilst I was on top pitch it started to rain and I finished in cloudburst. Mates below abd off.

with Steve Beever
duncan ?/Mar/80 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/Mar/80 AltLd
Hidden ??/1980 Lead
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
with Barbara
Andy Edgar ??/1980 Lead
Chris Terrey 29/Sep/79 AltLd
with Pete Hevezi, Mike O'Brien
Hidden ?/Jun/78 AltLd
Andy Chubb 06/May/76 AltLd
with Pete Coghill
Marcus ??/1976 -
petemeads 11/Dec/75 AltLd O/S

A classic route, and hardest where we didn't expect it.

Falko 17/Nov/74 AltLd O/S

Have marked my 30p 'Climbers Guide to Cheddar Gorge' (Dearman & Riley 1970) with the comment 'Absolutely brilliant'.

with Peter Brashaw
Hidden 24/Feb/74 AltLd
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