A good VS with a nifty little traverse! A definate confidence builder for VS leaders!

Ticklists: Gower S-HVS *+.


ClimberDateStyle
James Lamb 20/May Lead O/S
simoncov 07/May Lead O/S

Great exposure, always a pleasure to come around an arête with air beneath your feet. Pretty steady climbing, nothing particularly technical. Constellation of route finding, rope work, and commitment to the hand traverse make this VS. Jugs on the hand traverse are confidence inspiring and there are plenty of cam placements in that horizontal break, you can't see the "niche" from the ground, but is obvious once you come around the arête and pull up.

with Etta
Etta 07/May 2nd

Brilliant route. Enjoyed every move, even if I dropped my camera from 1/3 of the way up. Amazingly, the camera stopped at the bottom of the crag and is still working!

lukevf 04/Dec/16 Lead

Didn't traverse soon enough, resulting in gear high and right, resulting in mega rope drag, resulting in doing the moves at the top with a metre of slack held in my teeth. V. unprofessional.

Dizz 05/Nov/16 2nd O/S
with Peter spearing
ChristyCole 08/Oct/16 2nd O/S
dkilner 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Got to love the drag...

steve_gibbs 30/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with WillAndrew, Ali Scott
WillAndrew 30/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Tim_C7 29/Aug/16 2nd
with Henry G
mariannekhoo 27/Aug/16 AltLd O/S

Broke this into two pitches. Led the crux and built a belay at the corner.

with Zoë
ali.scott 27/Aug/16 2nd O/S
CameronH 15/May/16 2nd O/S
tom jefferies 20/Oct/15 Lead O/S

covered in bird-shit

Penny32 10/Oct/15 2nd
with tom
leo-z-g 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S

With Kirsten, Rosa and Hermione. Did it in 2 pitches so there was enough rope for 3 seconds to join me on the cozy belay ledge

jungle 06/Jun/15 Lead O/S

There is currently a Fulmar nesting here. I didn't spot it until I got right up next to it on the ledge. I would avoid this route for the time-being to avoid disturbing them.

Hidden 10/May/15 2nd O/S
rd20 05/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Jeremy
jeremyftaylor 05/Apr/15 2nd O/S
VPJB ??/2015 -
Hidden 19/Oct/14 2nd rpt
spearing05 19/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Excellent route though rope drag not helped by strong winds blowing the ropes all over. Contrary to some of the comments, I thought the rock was good.

with Andrew
mattrm 07/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Loose at the bottom. Otherwise good. Went too high on the hand traverse. But rescued it at the cost of bad rope drag.

with Paul Griffith
cpoad 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with Clare F
EeFu 29/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Feb/14 Lead rpt
alan moore ??/2014 -
Andrew will wilson ??/2014 Lead

Great adventurous route. Bit of lose rock. Fulmars, a traverse. A lovely top corner and always great solid gear. The polish on the traverse made for the crux of the climb! Extend all gear leading to traverse to avoid rope drag . Lovely route

Hidden 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
ross brinson 04/Apr/13 2nd
with Thomas Moore
Hidden 06/Feb/13 Lead O/S
mauricechetwyndwoods1 02/Feb/13 2nd O/S
steve-grigg 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
steveflow 02/Feb/13 2nd
David Maddison 02/Feb/13 Lead
Rick Ashton 28/Aug/11 Lead
Gareth T 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Tim Popplestone
kim.mulji 03/Jul/11 Lead O/S
rd20 03/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with Kim
Hidden 16/May/11 Lead O/S
Beck Holland 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S

great first half - shame about the loose finish round the corner

Dan_Carroll 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S

really nice climbing apart from the loose corner at the top.

Hidden 03/May/10 Lead O/S
tdudley 03/May/10 2nd O/S
Steve Hill 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt
with Gwyn Evans
Hidden ??/2010 -
matt.woodfield 05/Sep/09 Lead
Hidden 02/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Steve Hill 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
with Russel Riseborough
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S
BicepAndrews 25/Apr/09 Lead O/S

This route deserves 3 stars. awesome climbing at the top and great exposure.

with Dexter Robinson
Hidden 29/Mar/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 15/Feb/09 Lead O/S
summo ??/2009 -
summo ??/2009 -
Hidden 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Jul/07 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
willjones ??/2007 Lead O/S
c_s_hawkins 08/Jun/06 Lead β

just when you think your going to move onto trying HVS something scares you!

with Kat
KitKat 31/May/06 2nd
KitKat 20/Apr/06 AltLd
aknight 20/Apr/06 AltLd O/S
with Kat
c_s_hawkins 11/Apr/06 Lead
with Kat
Si Clapham ??/2006 -
chris wyatt ??/2003 Lead rpt
Tim W ?/Nov/01 Lead O/S
with Tom Andrews
Spillers ?/Jan/99 Lead
with Randy
goi.ashmore 05/Oct/97 Lead O/S
with Roy Thomas, James Tracey
Hidden 27/Sep/97 2nd O/S
Rog Wilko ?/May/97 Lead

MVS is more like it.

with Debbie Wilkinson
gingernick ??/1996 Lead
with Adrian
Si Clapham ??/1996 Lead
with JC
gingernick ??/1995 Lead
with Dave,Luke Matthews
Andy Say 06/May/91 Lead
andrewlegg ??/1989 Lead O/S
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