40m. Due to a rock fall Strike now has to be climbed as Strike Direct and has been regraded VS 4C in the Wye Valley Supplement.

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, A Worthwhile Weekend at Wyndcliffe.

EHenry 15/Oct 2nd O/S
with PCD
Hidden 26/Aug 2nd
josefft 26/Aug Lead O/S
badgerjockey 10/Aug Lead O/S

As per the book. Long arms required. Nice long, sustained 4b climbing.

with Lauren
J.A.Thomson 07/Aug Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden ?/Aug 2nd O/S
jasonpm 29/Jul 2nd
with Lynn Robin
Lynn Robin 29/Jul Lead O/S
with Jason Merison
jameslomax 19/Jul Lead O/S

The climbing lower down was nice, although the whole route was overgrown.

j4kub 21/May AltLd O/S
with Simon Whatmore
schoogles 02/Apr Solo O/S
Hidden 02/Apr 2nd rpt
Jelly Mould Surfer 28/Dec/16 2nd rpt

As described in the current guide book, the traverse seem tough and committing for HS

Joel Perkin 28/Dec/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/16 2nd
Kemics 22/Oct/16 Lead O/S

thought it felt a little hard. vs 4c seems fair.

with Laura
Hidden 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Chris Holmes 31/Aug/16 2nd
WaterMonkey 13/Aug/16 Lead dnf

Good gear but got stuck on the crux, found out later that the holds had fell off and the only route was the vs4c direct. Obvs not good enough! Down climbed and cleared gear.

with Neil
NatCheeseman 03/Jul/16 2nd
with tobra
Hidden 03/Jul/16 Lead O/S
oscaig 26/Jun/16 Lead dnf

Was expecting a nice HS4b and found the v glassy corner very stiff and technical under the roof. Gear was good but wasn't fancying the potential fall trying to reach the (out of reach holds out left). Didn't know that the flake holds had fallen off. Down-climbed and went elsewhere.

label 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Couldn't make the traverse so I took a detour through the ivy. Not bold enough to go direct on lead...

PawelP 14/May/16 AltLd

4c variant

with Spleen
EllieCotterill 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S
with Dan
DanH9883 25/Mar/16 Lead
with Ellie
Derek Ryden 16/Jan/16 Lead rpt
with Ash
EllieCotterill ??/2016 2nd
Mike Roger ??/2016 -
Skip 17/Oct/15 2nd O/S
Darren Vincent 27/Sep/15 2nd
with Lucy
Hidden 02/Aug/15 Lead
Ian Stirrups 12/Jun/15 Lead O/S

direct version

with Sue
AndrewP 30/May/15 2nd O/S
ChrisWills 26/May/15 Lead O/S

Exciting step at the traverse although a nut in the flake in the middle of the step made things more pleasant

with Franzi Schrodt
Hidden 03/Oct/14 2nd
Derek Ryden 28/Sep/14 2nd O/S
with Andy Forbes
caroline256 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Tom B
birthers 23/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Aug/14 2nd O/S
Echna 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Rich
Adam Polak 06/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with David Elder
JClimb 31/May/14 2nd O/S
with Stuart MacLachlin
stujamac 31/May/14 Lead O/S
cvsephton 21/Apr/14 2nd dog

Could not do the traverse left - reach not long enough / other skills not superior enough. Really glad I was not leading this.

with Rob
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 12/Apr/14 2nd O/S
with Tristen Stricker
fuzzysheep01 16/Mar/14 Lead O/S
with Andy Armstrong
sheelba 01/Mar/14 AltLd O/S

Ran out of gear so did it in two pitches. Would be nice to get an 'official' view on the grade of the traverse now that the flake has fallen off. It was a lovely little technical move but certainly seemed harder than HS 4b on suspect gear

Giles Eperon 11/Jan/14 Lead O/S
rich H0001 ??/2014 Lead
briggers 22/Nov/13 2nd O/S
with Jake Thompsett
Hidden 22/Nov/13 Lead
sarahrowlands 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

interesting traverse = big reach!!!

richardsavill 22/Sep/13 2nd
pheotleyr 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Pretty good, traversing back to the left is interesting.

with Mike, Roman
Hidden 16/Aug/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jul/13 2nd O/S
jitpatel 20/Jul/13 Lead
AndySL 13/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Hot and greasy. Top of initial corner is very polished.

with Deano
ElvisLeg 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Sally
duncan 27/May/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 27/May/13 Lead O/S
p3tersen 12/May/13 2nd
Half Pint Lizz 28/Apr/13 2nd dog
with Helen King
Hidden 28/Apr/13 Lead dog
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Theantoff 21/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Steve Hull, Simon Bostock
Deary65 20/Oct/12 AltLd O/S
EllieWoods 19/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Nick
nickdonohue ?/Aug/12 Lead
with Ellie Woods, Emma Grant
RossT 30/Jul/12 Lead
with Jamie T
SiyP 17/Jul/12 Lead O/S

VS 4c

with rufio
Hidden 17/Jul/12 2nd
TR909 27/May/12 Lead O/S
klo1981 27/May/12 2nd O/S
with Iain
climbingchippie 27/May/12 Lead
Ian JL 13/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/May/12 2nd
ASchwirtz 05/May/12 Lead O/S
steveprice.exmouth 23/Apr/12 Lead

Take lots of gear!

with Ellie Woods
EllieWoods 21/Apr/12 2nd O/S
jmr 26/Feb/12 2nd

A good VS 4b/c really. Strenuous in parts even if your bridging technique is good.

with Paul Greenhow
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Andrew Bevan
Mistee 09/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with pete templar
hazeysunshine 21/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with HB, Val P
Hidden 17/Sep/11 Lead O/S
crossdressingrodney 07/Sep/11 2nd O/S
with Andy B
Emily Cropton 03/Sep/11 Lead
jon_ridley 03/Sep/11 2nd O/S

followed 4c line. I believe the left traverse has collapsed and seems pretty impassable without the physique of stretch armstrong

HassenBali 31/Jul/11 AltLd O/S
with Ed Napier
maffujones 23/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Zuzana Deans
Ruth ND 19/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Ian C
Hidden 15/Jul/11 Lead O/S
Mick Riley 12/Jul/11 AltLd dog
jo86 04/Jul/11 Lead
ElBarto 04/Jul/11 2nd O/S

Nice route, did it all at 4b, not the 4c direct bit.

waynem1985 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
hotfeet 25/Jun/11 Lead
lostinmidlands 11/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with nil4e
omeganut ?/Jun/11 -
ron244 17/May/11 Lead O/S
mpc 17/May/11 2nd
mpc 17/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 30/Apr/11 2nd
Prez 30/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Kevin
Ushuaia 19/Mar/11 Lead

good fun route. seems about right for hte grade in comparision to the rest of the crag.

mrfeebus ??/2011 -
Tim Sparrow ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Brucifer 11/Sep/10 2nd
cas54321 03/Sep/10 2nd
with Mike
mikelaing ?/Sep/10 Lead
with Carolyn
cas54321 ?/Sep/10 2nd
with Mike
hotfeet 24/Aug/10 2nd O/S
with Keith
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead β
olllie26 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Pero 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
mattrm 17/Jul/10 2nd O/S

I found the crux really tough. First climb of the day and I attacked it wrong getting myself in the wrong position. It eased after that.

with Will Jones
SteveK 11/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Charlie, Christos
fleapitfan 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
aged_ape 13/May/10 -
with IH
David Qualtrough ?/May/10 -
mullermn 18/Apr/10 2nd O/S

Nice climb. Did the harder direct variation then had to do the traverse in both directions to retrieve the gear.

Kylie 18/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Really nice climb. Enjoyed the traverse!

GC 10/Apr/10 2nd O/S
with Peter Williams
petedunford183 04/Apr/10 2nd O/S
TrevorCruse 28/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Did the direct 4c variation as the normal "4b" route was harder (I think a big flake had fallen off)

with Malcolm
tobyb 11/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Climbed at night. Flakes now fallen off now making it a really nice move, possibly pushing the grade up a little?

mrfeebus ??/2010 -
urbanmonkey 27/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Nick
Huntlyfiddler 14/Sep/09 Lead
bpmclimb 14/Sep/09 2nd rpt
with Clare
Ybot Htulk ?/Aug/09 2nd
with Sonya
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) 24/Jun/09 Lead β

Direct route taken (4C)

with Dave Gale
TimPerkin 31/May/09 2nd O/S
with Dave Gale
mick1jones 09/May/09 Lead O/S
with Alex Wellings
Hidden 02/May/09 2nd rpt
patrick.timoney 13/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Dougie
dswansonlow 13/Apr/09 Lead O/S
with Patrick Timoney
garywong 05/Jan/09 Lead O/S
Norman_P_W ??/2009 Lead

With Dave Bonstow

Hidden 26/Jun/08 -
Dax 25/Jun/08 Lead dnf

The guide says to traverse left under the over hang being carefull of the dubious flake. Well, no need to worry about the middle one .. it's fallen off - making the traverse look very technical. There was no way I was going attempt the traverse with the gear that I had at that point so had to down climb :-( Belayed from the top to retrieve kit. We got off the crag in the dark. Reckon this route is probably best taken direct at 4c .. I would have down climbed and attempted the direct version if there had been time.

with Ward
Nigel R Lewis 25/Jun/08 Lead
with Joce, Lowri Roberts
MikeLell 20/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 31/May/08 Lead O/S
Piers 20/May/08 Lead β
with Charlie Goldblatt
Mark Davies PK 24/Mar/08 2nd
with Toby Kluth
maresia 21/Mar/08 Lead O/S

Did the direct version as the normal route was overgrown with brambles. It seemed tougher than HS.

shameless 10/Feb/08 2nd
with pip
saz_b ??/2008 -
Chris Sansum 27/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Adrian Lowe
Mark_RMC 12/Aug/07 Lead

The far end of the left wall, it was a struggle to find something that wasn't covered in botany. An ok route, although hard for the grade.

with Michelle
Circus 10/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Lou
Jason Gotel ?/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Matt Taver

with Matt Traver
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead β
thomasadixon 17/Jun/07 Lead rpt

There's an easier way to do the crux than the way most people seem to go if you can find it, lovely route.

with Christian, Marie
Feeling bold 17/Jun/07 2nd
with Christian, Tom
leigh 14/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Ed
Jim Slater ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Russ Riseborough
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead
Hidden 21/Jan/07 2nd O/S
thomasadixon 26/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Matt Frank
chrisallan 09/Jul/06 Lead O/S
gareth r 07/Jun/06 Lead O/S
with Tom
Hidden 08/Jan/05 Lead O/S
jim_randell 31/Jul/04 2nd O/S
with PS, DG
bpmclimb 19/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Clare
Huntlyfiddler 19/Oct/03 2nd
Hidden 11/Oct/03 2nd
drysori ?/Jun/03 Lead
with Malcolm
evhall 20/May/03 Lead O/S
with J
richardp2 26/Jan/03 Lead O/S
with Steve Fry
BALD EAGLE 20/Jul/02 Lead
with Steve Green
Hidden ?/Apr/02 2nd
Will Homoky 12/Sep/01 Lead O/S
with Og (Andrew Forbes)
Hidden ?/Jan/01 2nd
greedo ??/2001 Lead O/S

Climbed direct at vs

with Various red rope chaps
alan moore ??/2000 -
Hidden 21/Nov/99 Lead
Nigel Coe 07/Feb/99 Lead
with Pam Holt
Hidden 12/Oct/97 Lead
Hidden 03/May/97 Lead
Hidden ?/May/97 Lead O/S
mikej 19/Jun/89 Lead
with Robert Smith
Iain Thow 20/Feb/88 2nd
with Phil Moorey
davemhart ??/1988 Lead O/S
Jelly Mould Surfer ??/1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Aug/83 Lead
Andy Chubb 28/Dec/79 Lead
with Saxon Ridley
Hidden 30/May/76 2nd O/S
jon 07/Dec/74 Lead
with Elaine
Bolt Phobia 14/Jul/74 Lead
Andy Chubb ??/1974 Lead
with Phil Jardine
Steve Woollard ??/1973 Lead
Gordon Stainforth 30/Apr/72 Lead
with Ros --
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