Now done free but still an amazing aid trip.

Ticklists: Hard Rock, Aid climbing.

team fat belly 12/Nov/17 -

A committing few moves off the belay are probably the crux. A clip stick will make life considerably easier. I have no doubt that experienced aid climbers would wander along it but hanging of a dodgy old peg in the middle of a roof spinning round 40 metres up is not the ideal testing ground for intricate ropework problem solving. A great day out but I earned it more than I expected to.

with Tim
tunnah 28/Jul/17 AltLd

loved it

Tom.Priestley 25/Jun/17 -

2 day ascent, pretty wild like.

Mike Hewitt 21/Jan/17 Lead dnf
Flavio 15/Jan/17 AltLd

Dogging like it's 1957! About 95% faff and 5% "climbing" but a useful skill to practice. In the wet, I got p2 and roof, very exciting and helped restore some faith into rotten pegs.. Learned a lot as I went along and aided without specialist gear. An amazing experience and has opened up a new fun world of cheating when the weather is crap.

JendeHoxar 15/Jan/17 AltLd
with Flavio
Climbingspike ??/2017 -
JamesTurnbull97 06/Aug/16 Lead

First go up for working Mandela was very much an aid ascent.

with Steve Dunning
kyaizawa 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Started from the top of Diretissima which Bruce lead. First aid route, so it very much a steep learning curve!!

philhilo 22/Jun/16 Lead O/S

Taking the original Directissima and Mandela line. Much faffing going around a birds nest on the 1st pitch, necessitated some free climbing on loose stuff under the roof and lowering out to clean. Roof itself was as advised a succession of good bolt - rotten peg - good bolt - rotten peg (really really rotten, you would not hang your coat on them), with a hangerless bolt thrown in. C2F. Ran out of quickdraws and slings, added a few cams to back up some of the rust. Completed roof in the dark. Cleaned it (i.e repeated it) next morning. Good to see Nigel getting his tick too.

with Back rope solo
Nigel Bond 21/Jun/16 -

Another great outing from the Hard Rock collection. Mike led the way up a 6c route, I followed on jumars however to lead or second the roof you need to aid climb the hard part for seconding is reaching back to strip the gear. Quite scary watching the leader but once hanging from the roof you get into a routine of aid climbing which is awesome. It was great to see Phil whom appeared at the same time and it's marvellous that he was going to solo it, well done Phil. Well done Mike for sorting our tactics which were spot on. I learnt a lot and would be a little slicker next time. The challenge on Harris awaits!!!

nwdave ?/Jun/16 AltLd

First pitch is best Freed to top or to second bolt, first picth has the difficulty with some hooking C2F. Second pitch is all on fixed gear no cams or wires placed, used the old bolts, new bolts, a rivet and in-situ pegs C1F.

Hidden ??/2016 Lead
Hidden 13/Mar/15 2nd
Hidden 13/Mar/15 Lead
Hidden 26/Feb/15 2nd dnf
Hidden 26/Feb/15 Lead dnf
sparkass 01/Feb/15 AltLd O/S

An amazing aid adventure in the UK, well worth doing. Surprising how few ascents this gets. Climbed entirely in standard aid style (no cheat stick). Several clean aid moves and hooks required, lots of fixed gear through the roof. Grade is about C2F in its current state. Icicles and freezing temps added to the fun.

with Luke Armitage
Hidden ??/2015 2nd
phil64 ??/2015 Lead
Mark Collins 09/Mar/14 Solo O/S

Not sure what constitutes an on sight in aid climbing, but I didn't take any falls. Used a clip stick all over the second pitch and occasionally on the first. Don't see any other way of doing it, without getting a hammer out. Uncomfortable and adventurous, excellent for exhibitionists.

Hidden ??/2014 -
Jonathan Hall 04/Aug/12 AltLd
RM199 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Ally Smith ?/Aug/11 Lead

With Pickford - as a dogged ascent of Mandela

Exodus 21/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Tim Newton
tim newton 21/Jul/11 AltLd

mostly bolt swinging

Glenn Sutcliffe ??/2011 -
Steve Crowe ??/2010 Lead O/S

Whilst working Mandella!

BenTiffin 09/Apr/09 AltLd

Ever so slightly strenuous!

with Dan Robinson
Rich Mayfield 27/Jul/07 AltLd

Before breakfast honest!

Mark Stevenson 27/Jul/07 AltLd O/S

First pitch free, second aided

with Rich Mayfield
joe larner 12/May/07 Lead
with Bruce
g1m147 24/Feb/07 -
with Steve, Bob, Mick.
Bob 24/Feb/07 2nd
with G. Macauley, M. Bullough, Steve Brock
beardy mike ??/2006 -
with Bill Naylor
Hidden ?/Mar/05 2nd dnf
Hidden 27/Feb/02 AltLd
Just Another Dave ??/2001 -
with sam kendrick
TonyF ??/2000 AltLd O/S
with Pete Scott
innes ??/2000 Lead
with Ruth
phardman 20/Jul/97 -
Hidden ??/1995 -
morganator 19/Jul/92 AltLd O/S
with Olly Stephenson, Stan Halstead
craig h ?/Oct/91 Lead
MikeYouCanClimb 17/Jul/91 2nd
with Andy
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 30/Apr/88 AltLd
Greg Cunningham ??/1985 Lead
Seymore Butt ??/1985 AltLd
with Ian Fenton
Dave Turnbull ?/Jan/83 2nd
Paul Clarke ??/1983 Lead
charlesmfrench 28/Nov/82 Lead O/S
Hammy 27/Jan/82 AltLd
with Steve Watt
Nic Robinson 19/Jun/81 Lead
with Nick Bond
Hidden 07/Jan/81 AltLd
GeoffG ?/Oct/80 -
uphillnow ?/Jan/80 AltLd

I did pitch 1 and 3

with Al Bennett
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