From the stance move up and gain entry to the steep chimney, which is climbed vigorously to an airy exit.

Bex.Red 02/Sep/17 2nd
Hidden 19/Jul/17 2nd O/S
Erling Heldaas 31/May/17 AltLd O/S
with Tuva Damskau
Martin Davies 04/May/17 AltLd O/S

Alice P1+2 together - great lead for her! Then P3 - what a line! Looking between your legs at the belayer and the drop while switching from body jam to straight arm pull over the top with only air below - amazing line, logical end to the route and brilliant!

ChrisH89 22/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Direct finish section is great fun - body jamming!

tmawer ??/2017 Lead
spragglerocks 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with John
Rob N 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Bruce
Hidden 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
klipkabouter 16/Aug/16 2nd O/S
with Adam Jackson
Adam Jackson kw 16/Aug/16 Lead
Adam Jackson lakes ?/Aug/16 Lead
nicola parkin 30/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
x12dan34 20/Jul/16 TR O/S

Wouldve been safer to lead..belay on loose top rope from middle tree above ardus. Brilliant climb. Airy, wedgey , jammy and juggy ***

Hidden 26/Jun/16 Lead
Pero 10/May/16 AltLd
topsyturvy 10/May/16 Lead


with Pero
Hidden 17/Apr/16 AltLd
jack morris 94 ??/2016 -
AndyT1151 27/Jun/15 Lead
Flatfoot 20/May/15 2nd O/S
Brucemacrosson ?/May/15 Lead
with David Small
steely 19/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

Owain did the hard stuff

owain-1978 19/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
s.scott 11/Apr/15 Lead
Colin Dyer 09/Apr/15 Lead O/S
AndyT1151 10/Mar/15 -
plain kitten ??/2015 -
sinistamonke ??/2015 -
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
Cutloose ??/2015 -
Hidden 30/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Nov/14 2nd O/S
mikestr555 21/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

lead p2

Peter Metcalfe 20/Sep/14 2nd
Hidden 17/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
mikecollins 27/Aug/14 AltLd O/S
Lauradavies23 27/Aug/14 AltLd
charvey 05/May/14 AltLd O/S

Alex led the first pitch to below the main corner. from there I led up the corner, through the slighty damp chimney to the top. The chimney had some nice moves although the belay at the top was troubled by disturbingly large ants.

Stickle Tarn 05/May/14 Lead O/S

Managed to protect the leaning corner nicely for number two. Corner was damp. A good strong line and a good climb.

GermanAlex 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

In 1 pitch. Absolutely fantastic, easily deserves ***! Probably one of my most favourite routes ever. (And a much more logical line than the original)

with Stefan
Phil West 19/Apr/14 AltLd O/S

Mark took the first pitch to the normal traverse line. I led the top pitch. Great! A bit of everything including a double kneebar rest:)

with Mark
Gibbs3799 16/Oct/13 Lead dnf

Went off route. Had to down climb to the belay as climbing with a group

Anne Gumbley 12/Oct/13 Lead

Meant to do Ardus, but missed the belay point & kept going. Oops.

victim of mathematics 24/Sep/13 2nd O/S

As a finish to Central Girdle. Easier than it looks.

crossdressingrodney 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
riff156 22/Sep/13 AltLd rpt
quickdrawmcraw 22/Sep/13 AltLd
with steve
joe hallam 04/Sep/13 AltLd O/S

1 and 3. loved it

Conan 01/Sep/13 Lead
with KMC
judith neaves 01/Sep/13 Lead
Shaw Brown 01/Sep/13 2nd
Hidden 23/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Duncan Beard 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

1st pitch easy, not 4a. I lead 2nd, about 4b. Pip lead top 'overhanging groove' in fine style.

with Pip McCarthy
hils theaker 15/Jul/13 AltLd
with Emily & Harry
Harry Ellis 15/Jul/13 AltLd
PittPauly 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

led combined pitches 2 and 3

with Gordon McAllan
peter.ravenscroft27 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

lead 2nd and 3rd pitch. awesome last pitch, went direct up corner.

smithjmw46 05/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Louis Hume 30/Jun/13 Lead
with Jenny
Jenny Hall 30/Jun/13 2nd
with Louis
Hidden 10/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 10/Jun/13 Lead
joe_lancs 09/Jun/13 AltLd
Gumery 09/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 09/Jun/13 Lead
Heather651 09/Jun/13 Lead
with Jonny
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 26/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 13/Apr/13 Lead
Hidden ??/2013 -
6aPunter ??/2013 -
Hidden 13/Oct/12 Lead
musgravet 08/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Jesse Coombs, Doug Wilkie
Doug Wilkie 08/Aug/12 2nd
colin177 13/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
with Heather Ingram
Hidden 10/Jun/12 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd O/S
cballard ??/2012 -
dkd ??/2012 Lead O/S
with Al
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
DOVEY 02/Aug/11 Lead
with Billie x
riff156 23/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jo Smith
erinbastian 13/Jun/11 Lead
Hidden 28/May/11 AltLd O/S
carlh 28/May/11 Lead O/S
AndyT1151 03/May/11 Lead O/S
LardClimber 27/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 27/Mar/11 AltLd β
xphoenix0 27/Mar/11 Lead

With direct VS finnish Andrea Leads First pitch - john leads final two - cool route my first VS lead and first of the season outdoors !!

Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden 01/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
poll ?/Sep/10 AltLd rpt
SteveHi 03/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Was supposed to do the traditional Ardus route (MVS), however we only had a single rope and this looked like a nice line. Instead of topping out in the vegetated area, made a bold traverse left and topped out where the non-direct route ends. 3*

with Willem van der Merwe
Adam1973 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Ann S
Ann S 20/Jun/10 2nd

Direct finish-eek what a struggle and that was as second. Beware the dead tree supporting a loose boulder at the top out.

with Adam
MazElden 21/May/10 2nd
with Graeme
Graeme James Cook 21/May/10 Lead O/S
with Maz
jjax 16/May/10 2nd
with john (falkirk), jason
jacobfinn 16/May/10 2nd β

Three fun pitches. Excellent last pitch - backs against the wall!

with John Jackson Falkirk Council, jjax
GneissOne ?/May/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
Jack Loftus 18/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
with Nick
Hidden 18/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
chris smith ??/2010 AltLd O/S
barksmo ??/2010 -
Duncan D ??/2010 -
jonti ??/2010 Lead O/S
cosmicray ??/2010 -
jlancashire ??/2010 AltLd
Roberttaylor 10/Oct/09 Lead O/S

Tried to do Sylvan Way, ended up doing this while thinking it was Sylvan way. I used three quickdraws to build the belay and so ran out just after the airy traverse, meaning I had to improvise somewhat when it came to gear. I placed a sling round a shallow flake and used a wallnut to hold it in place, hanging some hexes for good measure. Emma seconded it no problem, despite the fact she faced a few massive swings if she came off. Done in two pitches.

with Emma Strang
dannyevos 15/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Rick Clapham
jason 04/Jul/09 AltLd O/S
with manmike
King Kong Climbing Walls 18/Mar/09 Lead
Trisha Murphy 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
d_meacher 24/Jan/09 AltLd O/S
MarkDavies36 ??/2009 -
Ade Connor ??/2009 -
greenroom ??/2009 -
lithos 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

J did the finish, nice and dry, good climbing with good gear, grassy top out

with Jonathan Richardson
Jonathan Richardson 28/Jul/08 AltLd O/S
jh5638 08/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with Elie
loic.menzies ?/May/08 AltLd
with Brian Leite
spam ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
Hidden 24/Oct/07 AltLd
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Johann ??/2007 AltLd O/S
timmy-ts ??/2007 -
tom_1985 ?/Oct/06 Lead O/S

Sorry Chris!

with Chris Poole
Hidden 25/Aug/06 Lead O/S
net 16/Jul/06 AltLd
Hidden ?/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
MazElden ??/2006 AltLd
with various
PK ??/2006 -
biggianthead 09/Jun/05 -
with HT
topsyturvy ?/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Dan Hattle
Hidden ?/Jun/05 Lead
Hidden 08/May/05 Lead O/S
Wayne S ??/2005 -
jfmchivall ??/2005 -
Hidden 10/Jun/04 Lead O/S
DAL 19/May/04 Lead O/S
Rog Wilko ?/May/03 Lead

Equally worthy of *** but quite hard.

with Debbie Wilkinson
akhughes ?/May/01 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/01 -
chile-dog03 01/May/00 Lead O/S
karly54 27/Jul/99 Lead O/S
with Bev
Paul Clarke ??/1999 AltLd
with FMC
PaulTclimbing ??/1999 Lead
with prev PK et al
Dave Westby ??/1998 Lead
agagsgrot ?/May/94 AltLd O/S
with Pete
djmarko75 ?/Jul/93 AltLd O/S
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1983 Lead
with Phillippa Mathews
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1982 Lead
Will Webb ?/Jul/81 -
with Nick Watkins
steviewindsurf ??/1981 -
with Mel Turnbull
Hidden ??/1980 -
Lord of Starkness ??/1977 -
Dave Musgrove 22/Jun/69 -
with Bob Knapton
erbridger ??/0000 AltLd
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