An Amazing Route with varied and interesting climbing up the buttress between DDT and Praying Mantis.

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Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Great Wall Climbs of the UK, Kendal Wall's Best 100 climbs in Britain, Ultimate E2 ticklist, UK Lonely Leads, Borrowdale FRCC Guide 'Top Fives', Nuts of Legends

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UserDateStyleNotes & Partners
frost 23 Apr AltLd
with Pete H, Dave Almond
with Pete H, Dave Almond
Dave Almond 23 Apr AltLd O/S Great choice in this hot dry weather.
with Pete Harrison, frost
Great choice in this hot dry weather.
with Pete Harrison, frost
Matt Cooke 6 Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
with derico
with derico
fatboyblim 18 Jul, 2018 Lead rpt Fantastic route. Clean and dry
Fantastic route. Clean and dry
khawk 15 Jul, 2018 Lead O/S P1 voyage Mantis-tumbleweed connection (p2)
P1 voyage Mantis-tumbleweed connection (p2)
jolly 8 Jul, 2018 AltLd
with sk
with sk
steve taylor ??, 2018 -
joeflan 13 Aug, 2017 Lead O/S
with George
with George
GeorgeHH 13 Aug, 2017 2nd O/S
with joeflan
with joeflan
Hidden 28 Jul, 2017 Lead
ferdia 9 Jul, 2017 AltLd O/S
Neil Adams 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S
with Brian
with Brian
Brian Pollock 17 Jun, 2017 AltLd O/S Lead p1. Just enough gear with a few micro cams. Delicate right traverse was very delicate indeed. Traverses further left than you might initially think - look for the peg above. Excellent route.
with Neil
Lead p1. Just enough gear with a few micro cams. Delicate right traverse was very delicate indeed. Traverses further left than you might initially think - look for the peg above. Excellent route.
with Neil
WB 9 Apr, 2017 Lead O/S
with Duncan
with Duncan
Rob Rocket 9 Apr, 2017 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??, 2017 -
Mike505 26 Jul, 2016 Lead dog
with Neil
with Neil
climbingpixie 30 May, 2016 AltLd O/S P2. Glad to be seconding the first pitch, found it quite hard and scary! Route was clean enough and chalked but route finding still tricky on P1.
with Pagan
P2. Glad to be seconding the first pitch, found it quite hard and scary! Route was clean enough and chalked but route finding still tricky on P1.
with Pagan
Hidden 30 May, 2016 AltLd O/S
CMoore 22 Apr, 2016 AltLd Lead p1 and half of p2. Got a bit lost and headed left too early. V dirty, GPN cleaned a bit on the abseil. Needs more traffic on this great route, get on it!
with GPN
Lead p1 and half of p2. Got a bit lost and headed left too early. V dirty, GPN cleaned a bit on the abseil. Needs more traffic on this great route, get on it!
with GPN
GPN 22 Apr, 2016 AltLd rpt Great route. Led the 2nd half of p2. The peg before the traverse looks new. Cleaned the holds on the way down - get on it!
with CMoore
Great route. Led the 2nd half of p2. The peg before the traverse looks new. Cleaned the holds on the way down - get on it!
with CMoore
tjmillen ??, 2016 AltLd
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden ??, 2016 -
Fatherof2 14 Jul, 2015 AltLd O/S Cracking. First pitch not quite as bold maybe as i remember not too far from peg on crucial step across. Led top pitch great climbing well out there.
with Jeff
Cracking. First pitch not quite as bold maybe as i remember not too far from peg on crucial step across. Led top pitch great climbing well out there.
with Jeff
ned_85 17 May, 2015 2nd dnf
OliverRoss 17 May, 2015 Lead dnf Lead pitch one very slowly from route finding, then had to ab to go and help out at work. One to finish next time in the Lakes.
with Neil Davies
Lead pitch one very slowly from route finding, then had to ab to go and help out at work. One to finish next time in the Lakes.
with Neil Davies
johno072 ??, 2015 Lead
Hidden ??, 2015 -
Brannock 14 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S led pitch one, some pretty exciting bits, just about still in the safe but scary category and just about clean enough! Some pretty full on moves above gear pulling into the groove at the start, around the over lap and on the transverse (faith in friction required). Top pitch bit of a contrast, with loads of gear and beefy moves. Top end E2.
led pitch one, some pretty exciting bits, just about still in the safe but scary category and just about clean enough! Some pretty full on moves above gear pulling into the groove at the start, around the over lap and on the transverse (faith in friction required). Top pitch bit of a contrast, with loads of gear and beefy moves. Top end E2.
Martin Haworth 14 Sep, 2014 AltLd O/S Led P2, good lead by John on P1.
Led P2, good lead by John on P1.
Hidden ?Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
samrad 9 Jul, 2014 AltLd O/S
farmus21 9 Jul, 2014 AltLd Lead P1, 2nd P2. Dirty and sub-optimal gear. Route finding a bit tricky with the moss and such. Very committing.
with Sam Radcliffe
Lead P1, 2nd P2. Dirty and sub-optimal gear. Route finding a bit tricky with the moss and such. Very committing.
with Sam Radcliffe
Abi Chard 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 21 Jun, 2014 AltLd O/S
Hidden 24 May, 2014 Lead
Hidden ??, 2014 -
mike reed 27 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S Good. Bold for E2 and a bit dirty but quality climbing. Should be E3 for the lack of gear IMHO.
Good. Bold for E2 and a bit dirty but quality climbing. Should be E3 for the lack of gear IMHO.
Rachel S 27 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S P2, thank god! I thought it was hard for 5c, small holds.
P2, thank god! I thought it was hard for 5c, small holds.
stuart34 22 Jul, 2013 AltLd O/S
with Ben Smith
with Ben Smith
JulesV 7 Jul, 2013 Lead O/S
with Shauna Cunningham
with Shauna Cunningham
Paul Figg 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd
Nick Clement 8 Jun, 2013 AltLd Great route, quite mossy and tricky route finding on the first pitch. Awesome 2nd pitch.
with Paul Figg
Great route, quite mossy and tricky route finding on the first pitch. Awesome 2nd pitch.
with Paul Figg
mark20 9 Sep, 2012 2nd β Gave up leading/cleaning just before the step back right. Dirty and committing.
Gave up leading/cleaning just before the step back right. Dirty and committing.
Hidden 9 Sep, 2012 Lead β
david morse 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd β
with todd
with todd
Hidden 4 Jun, 2012 AltLd β
chris m fisher 29 May, 2012 Lead O/S Only did the first (crux) pitch
with nia
Only did the first (crux) pitch
with nia
nia 29 May, 2012 2nd O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 27 May, 2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden 23 May, 2012 Lead
bobjohnston ?May, 2012 2nd
barni 14 Jul, 2011 Lead O/S second pitch
with Bob
second pitch
with Bob
cooperman 2 Jul, 2011 Lead β Better protected than it's reputation suggests. The peg appeared new. Absorbing, technical climbing but good rests between the tricky bits.
with Chris Rabs
Better protected than it's reputation suggests. The peg appeared new. Absorbing, technical climbing but good rests between the tricky bits.
with Chris Rabs
dodfoster 23 Jun, 2011 AltLd O/S
with esther
with esther
GPN 4 Jun, 2011 Lead dnf Ab'd off after 1st pitch. A bit dirty - confusing route finding.
with net
Ab'd off after 1st pitch. A bit dirty - confusing route finding.
with net
Hidden 4 Jun, 2011 Lead O/S
esther ?Jun, 2011 Lead
Dizz 29 Apr, 2011 2nd O/S
with hugh, David Barlow
with hugh, David Barlow
Scraggadoo 29 Apr, 2011 Lead
with John Mason
with John Mason
phil64 ??, 2011 -
Hidden ??, 2011 -
daviesxxx ??, 2011 -
SOUTHERN GRAY ??, 2011 Lead dnf
buzby78 4 Sep, 2010 Lead
Hidden 27 Jun, 2010 2nd
Maz J 18 Jun, 2010 AltLd led p2 (following p1 of DDT)
led p2 (following p1 of DDT)
John Pickles 24 May, 2010 Lead O/S
with 8848
with 8848
Hidden 24 May, 2010 2nd O/S
jacobjlloyd 1 May, 2010 Lead dog Went up too early on pitch one, snapped off a hold, fell onto the in-situ nut. Followed the traverse around ore second attempt, didn't trust the peg, felt bold but not hard.
Went up too early on pitch one, snapped off a hold, fell onto the in-situ nut. Followed the traverse around ore second attempt, didn't trust the peg, felt bold but not hard.
Pete Graham ?Jul, 2009 Lead O/S
with Rick Graham
with Rick Graham
Dave Rumney 31 May, 2009 Lead 1st pitch only. Dirty and no chalk to show the way. Probably first time it's been done this year. Cleaner and chalked now though
with Tanya Milner
1st pitch only. Dirty and no chalk to show the way. Probably first time it's been done this year. Cleaner and chalked now though
with Tanya Milner
Ally Baba 25 Apr, 2009 AltLd
with Gav Swinton
with Gav Swinton
Seymore Butt ??, 2009 AltLd
with Ian Fenton
with Ian Fenton
sadams 15 Jun, 2008 AltLd led first pitch which felt pretty pokey and somewhat mossy
with Eric Hildrew
led first pitch which felt pretty pokey and somewhat mossy
with Eric Hildrew
Ram MkiV 12 May, 2008 Lead O/S
with Al M & Tom M & Andy G
with Al M & Tom M & Andy G
andy gravestock 10 May, 2008 AltLd O/S tom is crap so i did it
with tall tom
tom is crap so i did it
with tall tom
DavidEvans 14 Apr, 2007 AltLd Led 2
Led 2
Adam Ellwood 14 Apr, 2007 AltLd rpt
Eduardo Martinez 29 Jul, 2006 Lead O/S
middlevern ?Jul, 2006 AltLd led p2
led p2
jim robertson ??, 2006 -
Bob ??, 2006 -
Neil Ireson ?Jul, 2005 AltLd
with Pete M
with Pete M
Tom Briggs ??, 2005 -
jeffmcd56 ??, 2005 Lead O/S
with Wez
with Wez
Hidden ??, 2002 AltLd O/S
simon cox ??, 2000 -
Ian1001 ??, 2000 -
hotrod 5 Sep, 1999 2nd
with mark
with mark
andybirtwistle 27 Jun, 1996 AltLd
with Steve Brewis
with Steve Brewis
daviesxxx ??, 1995 Lead
roncaves 12 Jun, 1994 AltLd
with James Thomas
with James Thomas
Martin Bennett 31 May, 1994 -
with SW, MD
with SW, MD
Rich Kirby ?May, 1994 AltLd O/S
craig h 30 May, 1993 Lead O/S
with Stan
with Stan
Steve Crowe 6 May, 1993 Lead O/S
with karin
with karin
Johnny Baker ??, 1993 -
Johnny Baker ??, 1993 -
Hidden ??, 1993 Lead
Hidden ??, 1992 Lead O/S
D Tempest 28 Jul, 1991 AltLd O/S
with Rick
with Rick
pete johnson 7 Jul, 1991 AltLd O/S
with Mick Green
with Mick Green
FATBOYFAT ??, 1991 -
with Jeff Badman
with Jeff Badman
Hidden ?Jul, 1990 -
allmag ?May, 1990 AltLd The main wall after the 'simian' traverse feels very bold - no gear to speak of - but the holds keep coming (small but enough). The peg before the crux traverse looked old and scary, especially since a similarly aged peg on Vertigo, Black Crag, had pulled out by hand the day before? The crux is like a delicate boulder problem in the sky with only that peg between you and the ground! Great relief to reach the grooved arete. Mog led next pitch which was excellent. One of the most satisfying Lakes routes.
The main wall after the 'simian' traverse feels very bold - no gear to speak of - but the holds keep coming (small but enough). The peg before the crux traverse looked old and scary, especially since a similarly aged peg on Vertigo, Black Crag, had pulled out by hand the day before? The crux is like a delicate boulder problem in the sky with only that peg between you and the ground! Great relief to reach the grooved arete. Mog led next pitch which was excellent. One of the most satisfying Lakes routes.
andy gittins ??, 1990 -
Hidden 23 Jun, 1989 2nd
steveb2006 11 Jun, 1988 Lead Hedge leads top pitch
with Andy Hartog (Hedge)
Hedge leads top pitch
with Andy Hartog (Hedge)
Rich Kirby ??, 1988 AltLd
with Greg Cornforth
with Greg Cornforth
Brian Wilderspin 25 Jul, 1987 AltLd O/S
with Stu Campbell
with Stu Campbell
Pete Wimbush ??, 1987 Lead RP I tried this before, but backed off. Still felt quite bold!
with Terry Ralphs
I tried this before, but backed off. Still felt quite bold!
with Terry Ralphs
Lone Rider ?May, 1986 AltLd
with John Christie
with John Christie
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??, 1986 AltLd O/S
with Nick Keekus
with Nick Keekus
keefe 4 Jul, 1985 -
daviesxxx ??, 1985 -
Hidden 18 Jul, 1984 AltLd
Hammy 5 Jul, 1984 AltLd
with Colin Struthers
with Colin Struthers
mark-abz 16 Jun, 1984 2nd
with Walter P
with Walter P
tmawer 2 Jun, 1984 Lead O/S
with sylvia
with sylvia
Hidden ??, 1984 Lead
charlesmfrench 5 Oct, 1983 AltLd L,L,L,2.
L,L,L,2.
Hidden 6 Aug, 1983 Lead
Neil McA 10 Jul, 1983 Lead O/S
with Derek Hersey, Steve Andrews
with Derek Hersey, Steve Andrews
Mike Owen 20 Jun, 1983 Lead O/S
with Steve Foxley
with Steve Foxley
Bruce Kerr 18 Jun, 1983 Lead
with Neville McNeil
with Neville McNeil
Hidden ?Jun, 1981 Lead
Nic Robinson 17 Apr, 1981 Lead O/S
with Nick Bond
with Nick Bond
Hidden 16 Apr, 1981 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 28 Sep, 1980 AltLd
with Kim Greenald
with Kim Greenald
duncan ?Jun, 1980 -
with Mark ?
with Mark ?
redjerry ?Apr, 1980 Lead O/S
with Roy Williamson
with Roy Williamson
Derek Furze ??, 1980 -
cenotaphcorner 4 Jun, 1978 2nd O/S
with Paul Ingham
with Paul Ingham
Hidden ??, 1978 AltLd
Hidden 19 May, 1977 AltLd
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