Rockfax Description
16m. The shallow overhanging groove in the left wall of Parsons' Chimney proves to be quite superb. Layback the lower section and bridge the upper, with an exciting finish on huge jugs. An Almscliff rarity, a route that is low in the grade! © Rockfax

UKC Logbook Description
The corner groove left of Parson's Chimney is a classic. Layback the polished flake to a cave and then climb the corner crack which peters out. Make you last runners good for a runout to finish on superb jugs.

A. Dolphin, Robert Heap. 03/May/1941

Ticklists: The Complete Dolphin Collection, ARD Yorkshire Grit, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, ULMC Classics, Ultimate HVS ticklist, The All New 3 Star Way to Yorkshire Gritstone Heaven., 2018 Goals.

Hidden 18/Nov/17 Solo O/S
Portman1991 15/Nov/17 TR β

Absolutely beautiful climb one to add to the trad wishlist for sure.

with Matt
Ben Cianchi 04/Nov/17 2nd O/S
with Dexter
Dexter JW 04/Nov/17 Lead O/S
climberchristy 21/Oct/17 2nd rpt

Good lead by Lynn as warm up.

with LMS
LMS 21/Oct/17 Lead rpt

Nice to feel a steady lead again after making hard work of seconding last time! Lovely route.

freudy_love 18/Oct/17 2nd O/S
Captain Solo 18/Oct/17 Lead
Alkis 30/Sep/17 Lead O/S
with Tom Bradley
Hidden 24/Sep/17 Lead O/S
Paul ablitt 17/Sep/17 Lead rpt
with Lucy
LMS 10/Sep/17 2nd

Typical first sketchy climb on a freezing cold day. Felt easier when I led it!! Great route though

climberchristy 10/Sep/17 Lead rpt

First route of a chilly, windy day. Good route as ever.

with LMS
Wendy Watthews 06/Sep/17 2nd O/S

Easy for the grade

with Sandra LMC, Neil LMC
Luke Jones 06/Sep/17 2nd
Mike Todd 31/Aug/17 Lead O/S

Link up into top of Z Climb Eliminate. Probably goes at E1 5c - tough move to get across the headwall.

robbjackson 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
with Iain Johnston
Stickle Tarn 27/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Teappleby 26/Aug/17 Solo rpt

Sunny Almscliff north west face evening. First Dolphin VS solo. What a great experience.

WillDoyle 24/Aug/17 Lead rpt
jammy4536 16/Aug/17 Lead rpt

Finally led it. Placing gear adds a lot! Was it always that hard?

tjwalker 16/Aug/17 TR O/S
nathanhesslewood 15/Aug/17 2nd rpt
tom_lewis89 13/Aug/17 2nd
Barrie Schofield II 13/Aug/17 Lead O/S
Alpenglow 06/Aug/17 2nd rpt
OLGrady 06/Aug/17 Lead O/S
richardt 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S
Steve Wootton 21/Jul/17 Lead rpt
Amy121 18/Jul/17 Lead
Georgie25 02/Jul/17 Lead

Well pleased to get this led, the crux move did feel a little reachy for me (5ft3) but trusted a smear and it went fine

BRoe 02/Jul/17 Solo O/S
ArranLaird ?/Jul/17 Lead
Jono_LS16 26/Jun/17 Solo
Jack93 25/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Kristof252 21/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Couldn't find any more gear after good nut runner at 1/2 way. Quite a big run out but happy to find huge jugs at the top.

Matt Amos 17/Jun/17 Lead rpt
jonathan_doyle 17/Jun/17 Lead G/U

Super cool, super polished- fell off below the lay-back as I slipped on the polish, lucky my little cam held!

Chris Oldfield 17/Jun/17 2nd O/S
Steven1993 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Jim
nickstephens 09/Jun/17 Lead O/S
with Leela O'Dea
connor_furness 04/Jun/17 Lead O/S
Alpenglow 03/Jun/17 2nd O/S

Nice moves and slightly reachy.

with Patrick RT
PatrickRT 03/Jun/17 Lead O/S

Amazing climb I think after Great western its my favourite

with Dan
08nbrierley 03/Jun/17 Lead
Richard Alderton 03/Jun/17 2nd rpt
alexmcmillan 01/Jun/17 2nd O/S
with Ceridwyn Stewart, Owain Simpson
LMS 25/May/17 Lead rpt

Lovely climb, couldn't remember it from last time... enjoyed it.

with Christy
Hidden 24/May/17 -
judith neaves 21/May/17 2nd
kellyb (velvet.mustard) 21/May/17 2nd
Shaw Brown 21/May/17 Lead
Steve Wootton 18/May/17 Lead rpt
spragglerocks 18/May/17 2nd rpt
with Tom, Andy
watson.b 14/May/17 Lead rpt
with Sophie
ned_85 13/May/17 2nd
with Scott Marc Berry
nathanhesslewood 11/May/17 2nd
ebf 10/May/17 2nd
trouserburp 01/May/17 Lead O/S

Great route. Maybe hvs but much easier than the two vs routes to the left

esther ?/May/17 Lead
Adamski1986 22/Apr/17 Lead rpt
with Rich Alderton , Gema Martin Ordas
Richard Alderton 22/Apr/17 2nd dog
with Gemma, Adam Gregg
Smelly Fox 20/Apr/17 Lead O/S
Dakam12 18/Apr/17 Lead O/S
TJMGray 09/Apr/17 2nd O/S

Seconded after chris backed off the lead, and Iris finished the climb. Superb route. Will be back to lead.

with Iris, Chris
cacheson 09/Apr/17 Lead dnf

Got within a few centimetres of the finishing jugs before the pump got me. Technique was awful, should have done it clean. Was held by a super sketchy cam in the pocket. Will be back

Hidden 07/Apr/17 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/17 2nd O/S
RM199 25/Mar/17 Lead O/S
Tom.Priestley 24/Mar/17 Lead rpt
Neil McA 16/Mar/17 2nd rpt
with noddy
Adam24B 12/Mar/17 2nd
Kris2fa 12/Mar/17 Lead O/S
with Adam24B
robertmichaellovell 18/Feb/17 Lead
with Patrick G
noshjewbold 21/Jan/17 2nd β
with Hugh Watkin
rach21756 ??/2017 2nd O/S
Guy Bennell ??/2017 2nd
nuts and bolts ??/2017 -
Aaron Duke ??/2017 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Dec/16 Lead rpt
Scooter Young 04/Nov/16 2nd
Caitlin 30/Oct/16 2nd

Lead and backed off at the reachy move! Did it again on TR

JDSwain 30/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Awesome route

with Caitlin
LMS 29/Oct/16 2nd
with Christy
scarmichael 23/Oct/16 Lead rpt
with Steve Wooton
Matt17 15/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Andrena
Flavio 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 25/Sep/16 2nd rpt
Jake Young 25/Sep/16 Lead O/S
MDowson 25/Sep/16 2nd
with joe spoor
soph 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
with Frances Taylor
HenryMeier 22/Sep/16 Lead β
j.kirby 22/Sep/16 2nd
with Henry
Anti-faff 20/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Nick
SteveM 14/Sep/16 2nd
with Rachael
spragglerocks 14/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with Steve M
Karl_Harrison 13/Sep/16 Lead rpt
SteveM 13/Sep/16 Lead

Gosh that last piece looks a long way down below you from the final break and the finishing jugs!!!

with Vicky Lisle
nathanhesslewood 13/Sep/16 2nd
Mike Todd 06/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Harrogate MC
thisisbethevans 06/Sep/16 2nd dnf

Got nowhere - this is a pipe dream right now.

with Iain Johnston
tomlake 05/Sep/16 2nd
MichaelGallimore 05/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Tom lake, ben.phillips
ben.phillips 05/Sep/16 Lead O/S

I'm glad they were jugs at the top because the runout was quite exciting.

Hidden 31/Aug/16 2nd O/S
Luke Jones 24/Aug/16 2nd
with Steve Mead, Will Smith
SteveM 24/Aug/16 2nd
with Luke, Will S
Hidden 22/Aug/16 2nd dog
Wizzy 21/Aug/16 Solo
guisboro andy 21/Aug/16 -
Hidden 21/Aug/16 Lead
Jonathan Richardson 18/Aug/16 2nd rpt
erkershaw 18/Aug/16 Lead RP
with Rich O., Jonathan Richardson
Hidden 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S
jammy4536 16/Aug/16 2nd rpt
Luke Jones 16/Aug/16 2nd
with Will Smith, LMC
Hidden 14/Aug/16 Lead rpt
garywong 13/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Barney
Climbster 13/Aug/16 2nd rpt
with Ian
Bloke on a Rope 13/Aug/16 Lead rpt

Have seconded in the past but felt like a on-sight , cracking route though!

with Matt
BarnDawg 13/Aug/16 2nd
with Gary
Goodstuff 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Superb moves, awesome top section on jugs

with Sam Cooper, Matt Elliot
efrance24234 07/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Gordon W 04/Aug/16 Lead O/S
Alistair Corbett ?/Aug/16 Lead O/S
with Ben Robinson
topsyturvy 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S

Really good. Thought it was better than GW.

with John Wilson
nick ferro 20/Jul/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 20/Jul/16 2nd
Ryanmcd 19/Jul/16 Lead O/S

My wife scared the shit out of me when I was a little run out at the high, super reachy crux on this pumpy 5.9 and she asked me, If you fall, should I run down hill? Showed her too many gritstone videos before introducing her to the real thing. ;) Turns out it would have been nowhere near groundfall (tho prob a 20ft whipper) but all the sudden I felt like I was being stupid and extreme and so was trembling from there to the top out. A local later showed me I could have placed an Alien or Totem or tricam (none of which I have) in the finger pocket you use for your left hand to lock off on the big reach, and I made the move another day with her pro taking up much of the hold, but it felt significantly harder. FWIW, I'm 5'7" on a good day. Saw plenty of longer folks do this move with no lock off or stem/smear/knee drop. Rating this high 5a for shorter folks like me. I found this climb more interesting than Great Western, for which I got much more psyched up.

with Augustine
th0ma5_ander50n 16/Jul/16 2nd O/S
with Tim
timjamesmedley 16/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Jackwd 12/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Guy
Julesthe1st 10/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Jimmy Nuttall
Rob Rocket 08/Jul/16 2nd
spragglerocks 06/Jul/16 2nd rpt
with John, Tom
Hidden 06/Jul/16 Lead
AC1 27/Jun/16 -
with Michael Barnard
Hidden 21/Jun/16 2nd
DaveHo 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Joe H, Charlie H
DavidR 21/Jun/16 2nd rpt
Hidden 21/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Puma 09/Jun/16 Lead
with Peri
helixmh 08/Jun/16 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/16 2nd
Mike Todd 07/Jun/16 Lead rpt
fconlon 07/Jun/16 2nd dog
spragglerocks 06/Jun/16 2nd rpt
with Andy
Andrew Sandercock 06/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Felt easier than the VS's.

with Liz
Eloise_SW 29/May/16 2nd dnf

But might as well have done, had done the hard bit but couldn't get back to the route after gear above pinged and I took a little swing.

tom_drysdale 29/May/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant climb and sustained HVS throughout with good holds. First moves very polished! Eloise seconded almost all of it but swung round as the last cam came out and couldn't get back to the route. One to do again!

Teappleby 29/May/16 2nd
Dawn_K_B 29/May/16 Lead O/S

The guidebook's 'swim up jugs' is accurate!

Gabe Oliver 22/May/16 Lead O/S
stevebarratt 18/May/16 Lead O/S
with Thomas Mills Richmond
Adamski1986 14/May/16 Lead O/S
timmsy 09/May/16 2nd
JRJones 08/May/16 2nd O/S
Tom McCabe 08/May/16 Lead O/S

Great climb. Done '80s stlye with hexes and a couple of old solid Friends. Crux section came as a bit of a surprise.

Hidden 08/May/16 Lead O/S
Dave Warburton 08/May/16 2nd
DavidR 03/May/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/May/16 Lead O/S
PaulHermes 20/Apr/16 -
with pastep
pastep 20/Apr/16 -
Kelsey 20/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with James
scarmichael 11/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with MSD
Hidden 11/Apr/16 2nd
Martin Ibbotson 10/Apr/16 2nd
with Ben
garyb1442 10/Apr/16 2nd O/S
watson.b 10/Apr/16 Lead O/S

Awesome route

Lakesben 10/Apr/16 Lead β
Martin Ibbotson 09/Apr/16 Lead rpt
Hugobristol 05/Apr/16 2nd rpt

Better than i remembered!

with munro, Eleanor
munromoffat 04/Apr/16 Lead G/U
nathanhesslewood 31/Mar/16 2nd
melv 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Fi
Tom.Priestley 25/Mar/16 2nd O/S

Quite positive, would solo well if you were so inclined.

Scott Quinn 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
tomB 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Juliette
Hidden 20/Mar/16 Lead O/S
Nick1812P 28/Feb/16 Solo O/S
with Tom A
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 Lead O/S
AJMullen ??/2016 Lead dog
AlistairBerridge 22/Nov/15 Lead G/U

First HVS! Came off on bird poo covered sloper just after crux. went back to ledge and sent, although ran it out rather.

with UoN Climbing Club Member/Fresher, Ben Prestwich, CraigOsborne
Hidden 22/Nov/15 2nd dog
MazElden 31/Oct/15 2nd
PaulTanton 31/Oct/15 Lead rpt

Bird shit in the holds. Nice

with Maz
Hidden 25/Oct/15 2nd rpt
David Kay 25/Oct/15 2nd
Hidden 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
spragglerocks 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
georgenvk 17/Oct/15 Lead dog
Steve Andrews 11/Oct/15 2nd rpt

climbed fine but felt a bit desperate on the less positive holds

MichaelGallimore 03/Oct/15 2nd rpt
JendeHoxar 03/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Mike
Jackwd 03/Oct/15 Lead RP

One of the three.

with Guy Chater
Hidden 03/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
JemG 20/Sep/15 Lead β

lead on pre-placed gear. some reach moves in the middle. Just have to take the time to figure them out.

with Jonny Reay
Droyd 09/Sep/15 Lead rpt
with Chris Marsden
Andy S 29/Aug/15 TR rpt
Abu777 29/Aug/15 TR O/S
markalmack 27/Aug/15 Solo rpt
stev1e.wilso 25/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Roger Saxton
kenneM 24/Aug/15 2nd
elCapitano 24/Aug/15 Lead rpt
with Laura
redshapedfriday 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S
GPN 23/Aug/15 Solo
lanky 23/Aug/15 Lead
with TobyA
TobyA 23/Aug/15 2nd O/S
with Josh, Tom R
Deezel65 19/Aug/15 2nd
Hidden 19/Aug/15 Lead O/S
MJLangley 11/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Steven Carmichael
Hidden 06/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Edwin Han 02/Aug/15 2nd dnf
Hidden 02/Aug/15 2nd dnf
derekwwl 02/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Jul/15 Lead
tomlake 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S

1st HVS!

Hannes B 25/Jul/15 Solo O/S
tomlake 25/Jul/15 Lead O/S
fconlon 23/Jul/15 2nd dog

Struggled with the bridging Section pumped arms for the jug finish

Marq 22/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with John McMahon, Andy May
benkelsey 16/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Teappleby, Shaun Humphreys
Teappleby 16/Jul/15 2nd
nick ferro 15/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Jul/15 2nd
Hidden 15/Jul/15 2nd
PaulTanton 14/Jul/15 Solo rpt
KeenClimber 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Ron
PaulTanton 09/Jul/15 Solo rpt
rob.grafton 07/Jul/15 2nd
with Martin Smith
Wizzy 05/Jul/15 Solo rpt


foostu4 04/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/15 Lead O/S
andy jennings 25/Jun/15 TR dog
with Mr. Lovatt
Steve Andrews 24/Jun/15 Lead dog

Fell from 2/3rds up after losing footing. Re-thought route and was fine. Will climb clean next time when fresh

with Helen PArker
tim newton 24/Jun/15 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
tim newton 23/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Rachel Slater 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Rob Kelly 21/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/15 2nd rpt
spragglerocks 10/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Kirsty
1poundSOCKS 04/Jun/15 Lead rpt

More fun every time I do it.

gladys 26/May/15 2nd
rob.grafton 26/May/15 Lead
with Craig
Jmpollard 13/May/15 Lead β
Hidden 13/May/15 2nd
pastep 09/May/15 Solo
spragglerocks 07/May/15 Lead rpt
with John H
frost 04/May/15 2nd
with John Sealy
John sealey 04/May/15 Lead
with si frost
williap ?/May/15 Lead
charley 22/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tom
willackers 21/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Tom Mills
Hidden 21/Apr/15 Lead rpt
MikeLeeds 21/Apr/15 2nd
Dave Mayes 17/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Emily
spragglerocks 15/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Tom Evans
MrBIond 15/Apr/15 2nd
mrteale 15/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with MrBlond
freemanTom 15/Apr/15 2nd
with Rach
DavidR 09/Apr/15 Lead rpt
jammy4536 08/Apr/15 2nd O/S
with Hugo Aiken
Hugobristol ?/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Jamie
williap ?/Apr/15 2nd
scottcoates ?/Apr/15 Lead β
with Callum
samrad 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with james G
farmus21 27/Mar/15 2nd
with Sam Radcliffe
markalmack 25/Mar/15 2nd O/S
with sam farnsworth
Hidden 20/Mar/15 Solo O/S
wobrotson 10/Mar/15 Lead RP

woop first HVS woop. Great conditions at cliff, not too much wind and really sunny. could see for miles. started of up, got good nut and good hex in the laybacking crack and then a big cam in the horizontal break. at this point Dan said 'Rob, your bottom piece of gear has come out'. Poo. started off up the next bit, got to 2 good holds after which a stretch to a sloper requires a bump up and good reach to get to the finishing jugs. these holds are really good but I was pretty pumped and so it felt liek a mega struggle and had Dan a bit worried. topped out fine though, excellent. well please :)

wobrotson 01/Feb/15 Lead dnf

an absolutely freezing day at the cliff, wind cut like a knife. laybacked to the first horizontal break with good gear easily but then stopped feeling my hands and decided it was time to come down. at the bottom was almost sick and in quite a lot of pain. poo.

jon_gill1 24/Jan/15 Lead O/S

Done on a very cold windy day,no feeling in my hands so the run out crux section was very scary! A fantastic route though!!

with Ian Burton, Christian Turford
alias dave 24/Jan/15 2nd O/S
AlistairBerridge 30/Nov/14 2nd dnf

Too pumped at crux, although first try at HVS.

CraigOsborne 30/Nov/14 Lead β

First couple of bits of gear pre placed after Alistair took a huge fall

bwestwood 11/Nov/14 Lead
Matt Harmon 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
with Alan Middup
Matt Amos 08/Nov/14 Lead rpt
lanky and weak 17/Oct/14 Solo rpt
robertmichaellovell 05/Oct/14 Lead

Bex did this in a oner, well good

with Chris Down, Bex
Hidden 04/Oct/14 2nd
Morgan P 04/Oct/14 Lead rpt

SO glad I finally lead this clean, been on my list for ages!

ruairidhwad ?/Oct/14 Lead O/S
with Morgan plain
samwillo 30/Sep/14 2nd
with LUUMC
Bron H 30/Sep/14 Lead rpt
rustaldo 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Alex
Steve Wootton 27/Sep/14 Lead RP
Alex Hallam 27/Sep/14 2nd O/S
Morgan P 25/Sep/14 2nd rpt
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 25/Sep/14 Solo rpt
with jacob, robertmctague
Hidden 16/Sep/14 2nd rpt
scottcoates 13/Sep/14 2nd
Coel Hellier 11/Sep/14 Lead
PeteWilson 08/Sep/14 Lead O/S

I thought this to be the better of the 3 classic HVS's , and wouldn't say low in the grade either. great route

with John P, Dave
david morse 26/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Good warm up before getting spanked on wall of horrors

with KT, josh
Hidden 26/Aug/14 2nd dog
Hidden 26/Aug/14 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Aug/14 Solo rpt
mcb 23/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Fantastic jug hauling!

with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley
JoeMortimer 22/Aug/14 Lead
ian d f 20/Aug/14 Lead O/S
onlyfoddington 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S

A big stretch and a precarious finish.

with Steve R
pearson9596 20/Aug/14 2nd O/S
PaulTanton 12/Aug/14 Solo rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/14 Solo rpt
chris smith 08/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Great route, you can get a small cam In the hold high up on the face meaning you haven't got a long run out between the top 2 breaks.

MANOJ PUN 08/Aug/14 TR O/S
Teappleby 07/Aug/14 Lead

much harder than great western. But might just have been because I'm short, really great climbing though.

Matthew Ferrier 07/Aug/14 2nd rpt
Tom_Shill 31/Jul/14 Lead
Hidden 30/Jul/14 2nd O/S
DavidR 29/Jul/14 Lead rpt
dig 28/Jul/14 Lead rpt
scoth 26/Jul/14 Lead β

Clean after Jacks attempt, with obvious beta

with Jackwd
Jackwd 26/Jul/14 2nd
with Scott
Olli-C 24/Jul/14 Lead rpt

Those jugs will never get old.

with Chris Waddle
Hidden 23/Jul/14 2nd
PaulTanton 23/Jul/14 Solo rpt
karly54 18/Jul/14 Lead
with Paul Cookson
Kamikazeclimber 18/Jul/14 Lead O/S

Pumpy as hell, good rest at half height though, thank god !

Mike Todd 17/Jul/14 Lead rpt


with Phil
Graham Booth 10/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Dave Shields
spragglerocks 01/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Steve M
SteveM 01/Jul/14 2nd
scarmichael ?/Jul/14 Lead rpt

took a stance out left before the crux section, too pumped for gear on the finish but jug city!

Deezel65 24/Jun/14 -

Wow! Great route, blind grope at the crux rewarded by a mega jug in such a cool position

cragtyke 24/Jun/14 2nd
with Ross
Mike Todd 20/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with Phil
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 19/Jun/14 Lead O/S
robman 17/Jun/14 Lead rpt
tsjx 17/Jun/14 2nd
with John Mc
dig 17/Jun/14 2nd
jonnysims 17/Jun/14 2nd dog
with Ben Pearce
williap 16/Jun/14 2nd
ashtond6 14/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Amazing, one of the best

alp79 14/Jun/14 2nd dog
Hidden 10/Jun/14 Lead rpt
kyaizawa 01/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Thought the top section was hard - pushy and reachy.

alexm198 01/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Steeper than it looks!

Hidden ?/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/14 -
Didymus 26/May/14 Lead O/S
1poundSOCKS 26/May/14 2nd rpt
ebf 18/May/14 Lead O/S

Even more magnificent than I remember. A very calm lead, almost zen like. Feel like I am getting ready for the solo. lol

Paul Clarke 18/May/14 -

It helps if you can remember where the hidden hole is!

with MMI
Jonathan Richardson 16/May/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/May/14 2nd
1poundSOCKS 14/May/14 Lead β
rob.grafton 14/May/14 AltLd
with Craig, Martin Smith
bobpilgrem 14/May/14 2nd
with Matthew
andy jennings 14/May/14 2nd β
with Mr. Lovatt
Phill Mitch 14/May/14 Lead rpt
with mick
joe_lancs 05/May/14 Lead O/S
Unknownbiker 03/May/14 TR
with MU
Hidden 30/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 29/Apr/14 Lead O/S
Olli-C 24/Apr/14 2nd
with Chris Waddle
K Mckay 24/Apr/14 2nd

Superb route. Found the top part a bit of a stretch for a short arse.

andysroom 24/Apr/14 Lead rpt
DavidR 22/Apr/14 Lead rpt
Droyd 04/Apr/14 Lead O/S

Managed it clean and without crying, thus it's probably soft for HVS. Lovely route though

Martin Bagshaw 31/Mar/14 Lead O/S

ran it out at the top

with Bryan Clary
cpt_crunch 23/Feb/14 2nd

Lally put in a great lead

with matt lally
JayAyBee ??/2014 Lead O/S
with YUMC
robertmctague ??/2014 Solo rpt
Joedt ??/2014 Lead O/S
Nez ??/2014 -
nigel pearson 21/Dec/13 2nd O/S

quite a long reach

with Robin
kenneM 14/Dec/13 Lead
Jonny Nick 17/Nov/13 Lead O/S
elCapitano 17/Nov/13 Lead rpt
with Dave Sarkar
Matt Amos 26/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Placed only 2 cams and a nut in the whole route

deacondeacon 26/Oct/13 Lead

Think i seconded Jon on this a couple of years ago. Placed two cams on the whole route (cos im well good) Great route.

the power 26/Oct/13 2nd
with deacon
elCapitano 24/Oct/13 Lead rpt
with Coatesy
bantamdave 06/Oct/13 2nd O/S
with Nigel
Tony Holdsworth 25/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Dan McKinlay
lanky and weak 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with John McCune
vanderz 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Richard P Coates 22/Sep/13 2nd rpt
elCapitano 22/Sep/13 Lead
with Coatesy
ralphio 14/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Not too bad for HVS. It is a bit run-out in the middle but that particular section isn't too hard, there are good holds there. Nice varied climb with a great top-out.

Marq 14/Sep/13 2nd rpt
with Ruth Creamer, Steve Mount
maumau 14/Sep/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/13 Lead
Headbangerhenry93 10/Sep/13 TR
bencole 08/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Nick
wnlwy 08/Sep/13 2nd
with bencole
salix 07/Sep/13 Lead O/S

"holds big enough to show off on up top" was how it was billed - not wrong :)

with Chetwin
leeds_belle 05/Sep/13 2nd dog
Mike Todd ?/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Kevin
Clevelandclimber 20/Aug/13 2nd
with Malcolm Bass
ebf 18/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Woody
AnnekaW 18/Aug/13 TR
Metalbear 18/Aug/13 2nd
Nick Russell 17/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Excellent, best route of the day! VS in Steve Ashton's guide, and I wouldn't really argue with that. I thought easy for 5a but would probably feel differently with a couple inches less reach.

with Emily
smithjmw46 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Crux section happens to be quite run out too!

dainbramaged999 16/Aug/13 2nd dog
mfisher 16/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Neil
Neil R 16/Aug/13 Lead
with Matty
ebf 14/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Finally led this after backing off twice. What a beautiful route. Went back on Sunday and seconded it behind Woody. This won't be my only lead of it!

with Woody
Dibdawg 11/Aug/13 2nd O/S
with Tom Vassen
feilx 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Floris
cat22 10/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Mike
egg-man 08/Aug/13 2nd

Very hard for short - dyno required

with Peter Loftus
spragglerocks 07/Aug/13 2nd rpt
with Jon Morgan
oread 01/Aug/13 Lead β

seconded in 2012

Hidden ?/Aug/13 TR β
Chris Reid 30/Jul/13 Solo
Mike_Hayes 28/Jul/13 2nd
with John Nightingale
freemanTom 25/Jul/13 Lead rpt

Blue totem cam a reassuring placement, though made the crux reach harder.

with Callum, Phil Soc
Keith Swainson 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Tom Heslam 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Tom Rogers
Phill Mitch 18/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with gaz
keith leonard 16/Jul/13 Lead
ColinD 16/Jul/13 2nd
with Keith
Chris Reid 09/Jul/13 Lead
Bloke on a Rope 09/Jul/13 2nd β
with Matt
Hidden 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
SMThompson1 09/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with John Burrow
petekeron 09/Jul/13 2nd rpt
with Steve Brock
Climbster 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
with Ian
spragglerocks 07/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Martin and Vicky
adamwesthead 05/Jul/13 Lead O/S

First Almscliff HVS lead

with Zeb
zebster 05/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with Adam
Hidden 03/Jul/13 2nd
pebbles 25/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 25/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Graham Booth 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Dave Shields, Peri
Hidden 20/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 20/Jun/13 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Paul ablitt 11/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Marq 10/Jun/13 Lead rpt
MikeLeeds 10/Jun/13 2nd rpt
with Marq
Hidden 06/Jun/13 2nd
DavidR 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
MikeLeeds 04/Jun/13 Lead rpt
with Neil Redgrave
PaulTanton 04/Jun/13 Solo rpt

Three times in one night

Andrew Wilson 03/Jun/13 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Dan Geh 22/May/13 Lead O/S
AMJ098 22/May/13 2nd O/S


with Dan Geh
Jono_LS16 22/May/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/May/13 Lead O/S
braders94 16/May/13 2nd O/S
with Rob Cooper
tommytwotone 07/May/13 Lead O/S
with Mike
MeMeMe 07/May/13 2nd
with Tom
jamie d 05/May/13 Lead
Dino Dave 05/May/13 Lead rpt
with Sam
Pete Pozman 02/May/13 2nd rpt
with John Byrne, Pete Crosby
davebrox ?/May/13 Lead
with Fiona
karly54 22/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Paul Cookson
MichaelGallimore 21/Apr/13 Lead O/S

I got told this was a VS and was surprised at the long runout to the top. Wouldn"t quite stetch to HVS though. Right on the boundry. Superb moves, a bit of faith required when going for jugs near top.

with Rachel Pine, Jared Kitchen, Whiskey tom
Hidden 16/Apr/13 Lead
riven 07/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Neil Stabbs
Andrew Wilson 07/Apr/13 2nd O/S
Mike Tutt 07/Apr/13 2nd
Dino Dave 06/Apr/13 Lead rpt
with Dad
Dave Musgrove 05/Mar/13 -
with Nigel Baker
Glenn Sutcliffe 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Charl
spidermonkey09 17/Feb/13 Lead O/S

Immense, bomber gear and good holds once you find them. Buzzing at the top.

Hidden 07/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Andy Peak 1 05/Jan/13 Lead
with H washbrook
Tom Keaveny 05/Jan/13 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
AlanPedrick ??/2013 -
Goose4 07/Nov/12 Lead O/S
Adam_42 03/Nov/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route. Stacks of gear, great moves and jugs to finish. Doesn't get much better.

with Lloyd Bisgrove, Ollie Ross
Coops_13 27/Oct/12 Lead O/S

Really good route

with Simon
richardw87 20/Oct/12 Lead O/S

3rd ever lead! cracking climb, rather run out towards the top

Hidden 19/Oct/12 2nd O/S
owain-1978 19/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with rob, Pete, davina
Hidden 19/Oct/12 Lead
petekeron 18/Oct/12 Lead β
Dickon151 18/Oct/12 Lead O/S
snomonkee 29/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/12 2nd
DaveAtkinson 23/Sep/12 Lead

I'm tall but its still a long reach to the break. Not so bad when you find the postive holds.

with P.Cannon, M.Lawton
MeMeMe 23/Sep/12 Lead
with Amy
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 23/Sep/12 2nd
dainbramaged999 16/Sep/12 2nd O/S
with Edward Hutchings
Morgan P 10/Sep/12 2nd β

Initially did it for a lead, did all the hard stuff then I fell off on the twin 1in dishes as, without beta, I didn't know the next holds were the jugs! Was trying to rest and got so pumped - 6m inverted fall. Ed lead up the remainder and I 2nded with no problems except pumped to shit at the same point again.

ERH 10/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/12 2nd 09/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Really super good.

with jamesca
Hidden 06/Sep/12 2nd O/S
Gudge 06/Sep/12 Lead G/U
with Dave Paul
BeckyPayne 06/Sep/12 2nd RP
with John Proctor, Adam Collinge
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead
Hidden 01/Sep/12 Lead O/S
cragtyke 01/Sep/12 2nd
with john g
Alex the Alex ?/Sep/12 Lead


Hidden 28/Aug/12 Lead β
belay bunny turned bad 28/Aug/12 2nd
with loundsy
climbingpixie 24/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant route, loved the run out jug hauling at the top. Crux move felt more like 5b for a <5'2" midget.

with Andy
freemanTom 22/Aug/12 2nd
with Harry SOC
markfairbank 22/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Natasha Allan
g1m147 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Brilliant! Don't look down at last your piece of pro.

with Steve
Hidden 16/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Chubbs 16/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 12/Aug/12 2nd
SteveHi 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
crispycodd 10/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Robin Nichols 08/Aug/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd
Hoyes 05/Aug/12 Lead β
Batt 05/Aug/12 Lead O/S

Bit dodgy in the lightning! Could do with a small cam for finger pocket but bigger than biggest c3 but c4 0.75 does it just about!

spragglerocks 05/Aug/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 04/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Rachel S 02/Aug/12 Lead O/S
David_Gledson 02/Aug/12 Lead rpt
with Tom
sbrowitt ?/Aug/12 Lead O/S
with Rebecca Browitt
RFWilkie 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S


Thinker01 30/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Becster
becster 30/Jul/12 2nd
tsjx 25/Jul/12 Lead rpt
with Wayne
Calum Wadsworth 22/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Ruairidh Wadsworth
Hidden 22/Jul/12 2nd
riven 15/Jul/12 Lead rpt
Hardonicus 15/Jul/12 2nd rpt
with Luke Donaldson
grubes 15/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Haydn
David_Gledson 15/Jul/12 Lead

Amazing!!!!! There probably is gear higher up but you dont need it at all as the holds are awesome.

with Tom
Tim W 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
horsefeathers 14/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Lukas
Hidden 14/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Jul/12 2nd
pastep 08/Jul/12 Lead
with Tibor
Harry Holmes 07/Jul/12 Lead O/S
with Katy
Charlie Zephyr Booth 07/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with martin broadhurst
pebbles 07/Jul/12 Lead rpt

after seconding rob on the same route first to make sure I could protect the reachy move above the ledge

with rob
pebbles 07/Jul/12 2nd
with rob
lithos 07/Jul/12 Lead
with Peri
GrantB 03/Jul/12 Lead
with James
jkarran 03/Jul/12 2nd
with Grant
Nickster 01/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead rpt
robin_hackney 01/Jul/12 2nd O/S
with Si
budchawla ?/Jul/12 -
with Andrey Murashov
Rockwarrior ?/Jul/12 Lead

HVS 5a

mike.moss ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Adam Laver 20/Jun/12 2nd dog
spragglerocks 19/Jun/12 Lead rpt
MartinJWood 19/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Second lead at Almscliff - awesome climb. Needed to climb quickly above the gear at the top!

Marq 18/Jun/12 Lead O/S

My first Almscliff HVS!

with Neil Redgrave (LMC)
Steven Andrews 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Arjan
DavidR 29/May/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/May/12 Lead
spragglerocks 29/May/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 25/May/12 2nd rpt
wayne higgins leeds uk 20/May/12 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 17/May/12 Lead rpt
with Kieran Myles
PaulHermes 16/May/12 2nd

Simply superb!!

with Tibor
Freshprintce 09/May/12 Lead O/S
with Josh Neve
Hidden 16/Apr/12 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Apr/12 2nd O/S
SteveHi 12/Apr/12 Lead
Ed carrigan ?/Apr/12 -
bobpilgrem 25/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Worth the 3 star.

with Tom
tompilgrem 25/Mar/12 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden 24/Mar/12 Lead O/S
garethb 19/Mar/12 2nd
with cheque
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Si dH 18/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Chris Foster
Matt Cooke 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Rosh
Theeni 17/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 16/Mar/12 Lead
barni 16/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Tapper
Matt Harle 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Mar/12 2nd dog
robertmichaellovell 10/Mar/12 2nd
with Sam, Clare
daniel.loram 10/Mar/12 TR O/S
with Chris Thain
Hidden 26/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 25/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 19/Feb/12 Lead rpt
with Sam Houlker
nakedave 18/Feb/12 -
oread ??/2012 2nd
ERH ??/2012 -
Wizzy ??/2012 Lead O/S

Best route at the cliff for me

Dan Mckinlay ??/2012 -
JonG ??/2012 -
PAJames ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2012 Lead β
josh_robertson ??/2012 -
minT(HUN) ??/2012 Lead
with PaulHermes
Hidden 01/Dec/11 Lead
Bill Lawrence 20/Nov/11 Lead O/S

really nice moves, big reach at the top was brilliant. ran it out from just above halfway

with andy lawrence
bigdrew 29/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Lisa
LisaA 29/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Andy
Peter Smith 16/Oct/11 2nd rpt
with Mick Leather
Hanski 15/Oct/11 Lead
with emily harriss
shugsan 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
j_nelson 01/Oct/11 2nd
with shugsan
Hidden 30/Sep/11 -
TRFrost 29/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with D. Mckinlay
Hidden 25/Sep/11 2nd rpt
Dino Dave 15/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Lovely route, one to do again!

with Dad
BethanWhite 11/Sep/11 2nd
with Rob
robertmichaellovell 11/Sep/11 Lead
with Bethan
Hidden 10/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Sep/11 -
hartleycsh 03/Sep/11 2nd
Chriswallis2 02/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Joe
tatz45 02/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Lizzie Wilkins, Andy Parsons
riven 02/Sep/11 2nd rpt
andysroom 02/Sep/11 2nd rpt
with Paul, Lizzie
pwilkie 02/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Beautiful climb. Can't wait to try leading it.

Hidden 20/Aug/11 2nd β
Dave Musgrove 13/Aug/11 -
with Bob Larkin
Paul Eckton 13/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with steve read
Palindrome ?/Aug/11 2nd O/S
petekeron ?/Aug/11 Lead O/S
with Hugh Bradley
rowanrs 31/Jul/11 Lead β

Epic route, Quite run out, love the jugs at the top.

with Stew Flight
Mowglee 30/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ali
Hidden 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 09/Jul/11 -
Hidden 02/Jul/11 Lead O/S
31770 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S

My favourite route of the day - a bit of everything in terms of style and technique.

with Ian Johnson
Darrell Read 25/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with Jon Rogerson
Hidden 22/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/11 Solo rpt
Ally Smith 11/Jun/11 Solo
Matthew Ferrier 03/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Jack Graham 03/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Matt_L_Robinson 02/Jun/11 Lead O/S

very warm evening! moving up on the pockets was a little reachy for me.

tsjx 01/Jun/11 2nd dog

Fell once, got pumped reaching up around the crux.

CragDog 31/May/11 Lead O/S
Mr Fuller 31/May/11 2nd O/S

Awesome fun! Best summer route I think I've ever done. Very unlike most grit. Perhaps less fun on lead...

mikecollins 25/May/11 2nd O/S
peterp 20/May/11 Lead O/S


with Nat
Hidden 06/May/11 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 06/May/11 2nd
with Jamie
Hidden 03/May/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Apr/11 2nd
mattnuttall 27/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Matt Heyes, Alan Holden
Cowflinger 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Pete Lewis
Hidden 20/Apr/11 2nd O/S
barney800 17/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Awesome climbing. Runout section is much easier than the start.

with Katherine Shaw
Hidden 10/Apr/11 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Apr/11 TR rpt
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Jack Loftus 27/Mar/11 2nd O/S
with Nick
andysroom ?/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Mowglee 24/Feb/11 Lead rpt

Much easier the second time round

with Tim E
Mowglee 08/Feb/11 Lead O/S

Bit chilly. Easy moves, bit worrying above the final gear though

with Tom Nichols
Hidden ??/2011 -
danny33 ??/2011 Lead
Hidden 20/Nov/10 Lead O/S
NaomiHart 17/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Ursula, Peter Hart
PeteH 17/Oct/10 Solo O/S
with Ursula Balderson, Naomi Hart
James Oswald 16/Oct/10 Lead O/S

aWESOME ROUTE! Ran it out all the way to the top. The sloper you rach for is just adequate. Brilliant

Mr. K 16/Oct/10 2nd O/S
petellis 09/Oct/10 2nd rpt
jkarran 09/Oct/10 Lead

Superb climbing. Feels bold, bordering on dangerous for a couple of moves near the top. Not a place to push on with tired arms though it seems maybe I'm missing unlikely but viable gear in the top groove.

with Pete
Andrew Barker 21/Sep/10 Lead O/S


with Si
Becky E 18/Sep/10 2nd
Graeme Hammond 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

EXCELLENT! good moves and a nice run-out after the crux

with Becky E
jhardwick 10/Sep/10 2nd β
with dave collier
Hidden 09/Sep/10 Lead O/S
HeatherF 09/Sep/10 2nd rpt
with Alex
Hidden 07/Sep/10 Lead rpt
clive-greenwood 07/Sep/10 2nd
with Kevin
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd
Jack00 04/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Dick and Scott
colin milton 04/Sep/10 Lead
with Sari Nevala
ollyroberts 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Matty
sten 27/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Amy Gustin
ekaterina sigida 27/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Pleasant bottom section, great lay backs, not much gear needed 4 or 5 cams. Quite reachy in 2 places closer to the top, but great fun!

Hidden 25/Aug/10 Lead O/S
dashitboarder 22/Aug/10 2nd

Found this harder than when I led it!

with Dad
andy mcc 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Robin Nicholson
Hidden 10/Aug/10 2nd rpt
middlevern 09/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Jon Read 08/Aug/10 Lead
christensena 03/Aug/10 AltLd

Finished it off after Paul led it all the way to reachy crux move.

with lucasp
lucasp 03/Aug/10 Lead dnf

Got to crux, couldn't find a decent hold, started to reverse moves then fell. My not too convincing looking 0.5 camelot placement held (phew!). Alan completed the route and on second I discovered I'd missed a good hold by a couple of inches.

with Alan (LMC)
Tony Holdsworth 03/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Martin Haworth
freddieneame10 ?/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Climbed with the old man - bloody excellent route!

pebbles 07/Jul/10 2nd

well done kirk! crux section protectable with nuts or small cam/tricam.

Kirk 06/Jul/10 Lead O/S

Fantastic route!

with Peri
TRFrost 06/Jul/10 TR β
with Kirk
andrew300169 01/Jul/10 2nd rpt

Nice climb, nice line

with Pom
nai 01/Jul/10 Lead rpt
with Cal
pebbles 30/Jun/10 TR
with astell
nick ferro 30/Jun/10 -
Hidden 27/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/10 Lead
hellorichie 21/Jun/10 2nd
roberto18 20/Jun/10 AltLd
with Tom Nickols
Hidden 03/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Ewan Russell 02/Jun/10 Solo rpt
with ed-v12
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/10 Lead
simon kimber 24/May/10 Lead O/S
Tez29 23/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ivan
DavidR 19/May/10 Lead rpt
with Paul Lucas
pastep 19/May/10 Lead

Superb! It doesn't get better than this.

with Woody
Greg Boswell 18/May/10 Lead O/S
mattyork2 15/May/10 Lead O/S

Excellent, didn't remember doing it before!

with Johnny Richard
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead O/S
Dafydd Llywelyn 12/May/10 2nd
Hidden 11/May/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 11/May/10 Lead
Peter Holder 11/May/10 Lead O/S
with Daz Graham, Nick Valente
Rowansb 09/May/10 Solo O/S
with me
Hanski ?/May/10 2nd
akhughes ?/May/10 2nd O/S
with Greg B
pebbles 27/Apr/10 2nd

managed this without resting and what I remebered as a small pinch to get the good pockets seemed quite a good pinch this time:-)

with simon L
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 15/Apr/10 2nd
Anthony Dixon 09/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S
pudding ?/Apr/10 TR
neil0968 ?/Apr/10 Lead
riven 26/Mar/10 2nd O/S
Chriswallis2 26/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Joe
dashitboarder 21/Mar/10 Lead

Went up after dad backed down - gear all preplaced for me :)

with Dad
Dave Foster 07/Mar/10 Lead rpt
with Si 2
pie_eater_pete ??/2010 -
RossG ??/2010 -
elCapitano 30/Dec/09 2nd rpt

Almscliff to ourselves today. Nice warm up Raff!! Awesome route. Put trust in my fingers after feeling in them departed. Hot Ache city top out.

Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
simonp ?/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Neil Stabbs
stoat 26/Sep/09 2nd dog
markfairbank 26/Sep/09 Lead O/S

Worth HVS for the runout for sure, fantastic route.

with Mick D
Andrew Sandercock 13/Sep/09 2nd O/S
with Chrismo, joe
Hidden 13/Sep/09 Lead O/S
David Wynne 27/Aug/09 2nd dnf
with Andy Blakely
Hidden 16/Aug/09 2nd O/S
coombsy 13/Aug/09 Lead O/S


with James Clarkson
briar4012 08/Aug/09 2nd O/S
with Marti
Marti999 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
christensena ?/Aug/09 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/09 2nd O/S
mantisoid ?/Jul/09 Lead


with Jam
Oliver Branagan 20/Jun/09 Lead O/S

fantastic climbing, nice commiting moves in areas.

with Liam D
Dave Foster 19/Jun/09 Lead rpt
with Andy
al99 17/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/09 2nd
leepip 09/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with tom davies
Dave Foster 07/Jun/09 2nd rpt

Good lead by Andy after backing off it the day before. Sandra as far as the crux then lowered off.

with Sandra + Andy
rob1 03/Jun/09 Lead
Hidden 02/Jun/09 Lead
Graham Booth 01/Jun/09 Lead O/S
DavidEvans ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Toby Dunn, John Helme, Jules Vulliamy
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
liamoloughlin 26/May/09 Lead O/S
Chris Craggs 24/May/09 2nd
with Alan Hinkes
MeMeMe 21/May/09 Lead rpt
with Andy
Toby Dunn 21/May/09 Solo
lithos 29/Apr/09 Lead rpt
with Dave Shield
Johnny B Diggerman 21/Apr/09 TR RP

Great climb very enjoyable final reach is tricky 3/4 of way up. Took a few attempts well worth the effort.

with Sooty
peewee2008 19/Apr/09 TR O/S
Stig 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Beautiful climb.

with Chris
jonny taylor 15/Apr/09 Lead

What an absolutely brilliant route. Better than Great Western! Just for you, Andy, I won't claim the onsight as I fell over on the starting block.

with Andy B
chrishedgehog ?/Apr/09 2nd rpt
with James
dan gibson 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with AJ
AlistairB 01/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with John
AJ007 ?/Mar/09 2nd
Christian Beck ?/Mar/09 Lead O/S
CalumC 28/Feb/09 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 28/Feb/09 2nd
with Calum
buddha1369 17/Feb/09 2nd
brockers ??/2009 -
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
Hidden 09/Dec/08 2nd O/S
Macca_7 09/Dec/08 Lead O/S

Wonderful line just makes you want to climb it. Nice layback moves and even better jugs at the top.

andymoin 15/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with Mark Jarvie
Will Hunt 15/Nov/08 Lead rpt
with Tom Nichols
Hidden 08/Nov/08 Lead O/S
Pete Graham ?/Oct/08 Lead
jimsim55 24/Sep/08 Lead β

Superb climb that requires confidence because you have to move so far above your gear on a short route (20m?) that you know that if you crap out at the top you'll deck - not that you should as there are jugs galore but it's not called 'overhanging' for nothing.

with Andy Kitchen
Martin Haworth 21/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Marek
Toby Dunn ?/Sep/08 -
givemetea 24/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Craig Jenkins
Shaw Brown 17/Aug/08 2nd
with Loz
Hidden 16/Aug/08 Lead
MikeLeeds 08/Aug/08 Lead rpt
clive-greenwood 08/Aug/08 2nd
Si dH 03/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Neil Furniss
Hidden 24/Jul/08 TR
kitch22 23/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Jul/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 03/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Jun/08 2nd O/S
joe larner 22/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 17/Jun/08 2nd
Hidden 12/Jun/08 2nd
Peter Smith 07/Jun/08 Lead rpt
with Mick Leather
Hidden 04/Jun/08 Lead rpt
jadm2 29/May/08 2nd rpt
Will Hunt 20/May/08 Lead O/S


with Sam Leach
Sam W 19/May/08 Lead
Jon Read 03/May/08 2nd
Neal Butterworth 02/May/08 2nd O/S
with Matt Rees, George Fisher
Hidden ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Dave Foster ?/May/08 Lead O/S

Wow! Don't even care whether it's VS or HVS, that runout at the top had me concentrating. Fantastic climb.

with Bryn
OffshoreAndy 29/Apr/08 Lead O/S
with UKC Rich
joe larner 19/Apr/08 Lead rpt
IanJackson 09/Mar/08 Solo rpt
with Robeverybody
IanJackson 04/Mar/08 Solo O/S
with Peter
matt thornton 25/Feb/08 Lead
with david maws
AlanDavis 14/Feb/08 2nd β
with Howie
Chriswallis2 19/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with GrantB
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Sean_J ??/2008 Lead β
with Timmy
gonzo_ls9 ??/2008 Lead O/S
with nol
alaan 09/Dec/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 04/Nov/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/07 2nd O/S
Ben1983 07/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Chad123 15/Sep/07 AltLd O/S

think this one is pretty height dependent - certainly felt very tough for VS as the the new guide gives it! Top end HVS 5a I thought as quite run out at the top. Certainly bolder than other two *** HVS's though admittedly less technical.

with Rik
chris2451 10/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Kit Latham
furry 09/Sep/07 2nd O/S
with Paul W
Hidden 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 04/Sep/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/07 2nd
Nick Taylor 02/Aug/07 Lead O/S
duzinga ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Stu Bolton
Hidden 29/Jul/07 Lead RP
Hidden 29/Jul/07 2nd rpt
DavidR 29/Jul/07 Lead O/S
mje1398 25/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with John M
jonka ?/Jul/07 Lead
with sean
Hidden 28/Jun/07 2nd
alaan 16/Jun/07 Lead rpt

Seemingly dry in all weather!

with Grant
Simon Perry 04/Jun/07 2nd O/S
with Ben Hirst
Mattyk 07/May/07 Lead O/S

Easy for HVS.. bomber gear confidence is all you need the 'moves' are easy!

Hidden 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
dave o 21/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with James R
petellis 12/Apr/07 2nd O/S
Jack00 11/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Dan Short
andysroom ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
joe larner 25/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Maybe only a VS. There is only one awkward move getting into the final groove, which is well protected the rest of the way is on jugs. Awesome climb.

Scott Anderson 16/Mar/07 Lead
howlingbaboon 16/Mar/07 2nd dog
with Scott
deanj ?/Mar/07 -
Xav 18/Feb/07 2nd O/S
with sean jacobs
Claire S-J ?/Jan/07 2nd
cat22 ??/2007 2nd O/S
with Mike
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
Scott Anderson ??/2007 -
davetigger ??/2007 -
RossG123 ??/2007 -
Hidden ??/2007 Lead O/S
robman 03/Dec/06 Lead O/S

hellish but good fun n worth the money

with stu
Hidden 02/Nov/06 2nd
Northen Vince 08/Oct/06 Lead O/S
with Oliver
ChalkBall 08/Oct/06 2nd O/S
KeithW 13/Sep/06 2nd dog

Needed one rest but a great route.

with John McMahon
Nick Beckett ?/Sep/06 Lead
with various
Nick Beckett ?/Sep/06 Lead
with various
Ram MkiV 12/Aug/06 Solo

Last of the 3 classic HVS cliff solo ticks today. 2 laps.

WB 26/Jul/06 Lead rpt

done before

with Jim
Hidden 18/Jul/06 Lead O/S
DJayB ?/Jul/06 Lead O/S
chris2451 ?/Jul/06 2nd O/S
MeMeMe 06/Jun/06 Lead rpt
with Simon
Hidden 05/Jun/06 Lead rpt
Hidden ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/May/06 Lead
Luke Brooks 10/May/06 Lead O/S
beds74 09/May/06 Lead
with Craig Hartley
noah 08/May/06 2nd
with Pagan
Hidden 08/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/May/06 Lead
Hidden 29/Apr/06 TR O/S
ukb & bmc shark 11/Feb/06 Lead
with Bruce Woodley
Hidden 29/Jan/06 Lead
Hidden 29/Jan/06 AltLd
King Rat ??/2006 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2006 -
EltonA32 ??/2006 2nd dog
Hidden ??/2006 -
mattyork2 29/Oct/05 2nd
Strong Steve 16/Oct/05 Lead O/S
duncana 24/Sep/05 2nd

Much more enjoyable and interesting

with Pippa Archer
Sankey ?/Sep/05 2nd
with Luke
Hidden 21/Aug/05 Lead O/S
MikeLeeds 27/Jul/05 2nd
clive-greenwood 27/Jul/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jul/05 Lead rpt
Alex Mason ?/Jul/05 Solo

having led this with steve in about april went and soloed it with my old man crappin his pants watching

with dad
mike fenwick ?/Jul/05 Lead
with Ben Pearce
Hidden ?/Jul/05 Solo rpt
reg_measures 20/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with timmy elson
VS4b 14/Jun/05 2nd
Hidden 08/Jun/05 Lead rpt
The Reaper 11/Apr/05 2nd O/S
Hidden 23/Mar/05 Lead rpt
Brown 16/Jan/05 Lead
sdht ??/2005 -
bigphil 15/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden ?/Jul/04 Lead O/S
wahniel 25/Jun/04 Lead O/S

Do you or don't you stop for gear near the top...?! That question gives me sweaty palms even now, sitting on my sofa

with Gerd Heinz Bentheim
alicia ?/Jun/04 2nd
with Jamie
Hidden ?/Jun/04 Lead
Dave Musgrove 15/Apr/04 2nd
Hidden 15/Apr/04 Lead O/S
Stone Muppet ??/2004 -
Hidden ??/2004 Lead
richgibson ??/2004 Lead O/S
with John
Hidden ??/2004 2nd
Mark Davies PK ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Hidden 25/Aug/03 2nd O/S
Matt Rowat 29/May/03 Lead O/S


Hidden ??/2003 2nd O/S
Hidden ??/2003 Lead rpt
karly54 ??/2003 2nd
with Peter Goodwin
Hidden ?/Oct/02 Lead
Nigel Coe 22/Aug/02 -
with Tim Dunsby
Hidden 15/Aug/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 03/Aug/02 Lead β
shoulders 08/Jul/02 Lead
with dai
Just Another Dave 06/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with sam kendrick
Hidden 04/Jun/02 Lead O/S
pezzerrr ?/Jun/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/02 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Apr/02 Lead rpt
Mark Stevenson 03/Feb/02 Lead O/S
with Pete Johnson
Ram MkiV ??/2002 Lead O/S

first HVS - freezing cold day, unforgettable

with Andy Reeve
Hidden ??/2002 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 2nd
Hidden 15/Sep/01 Lead O/S
ando227 ?/Aug/01 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Oct/00 -
Hidden 03/Sep/00 2nd O/S
Hidden 31/May/00 Lead rpt
chrishedgehog 24/May/00 Lead β
with Dan Bailey
Paul Figg ?/May/00 -
Hidden 26/Mar/00 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 Lead
Hidden ??/2000 -
Whealiebob ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Robin
Rich ??/2000 -
Roget 26/Oct/99 Solo rpt
with jon
p.crooky#1 14/Oct/99 2nd
with Crotty
Pete Pozman 05/Sep/99 Lead rpt
with John Byrne
Hidden ?/Sep/99 Lead
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Solo rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/99 Lead O/S
Tenko 14/Mar/99 Lead O/S
with Jez Wardman
Pete Pozman 24/Sep/98 2nd rpt
with John Byrne
Martin Bennett 05/Sep/98 -
with MT
Martin Bennett 05/Sep/98 -
with MT
migs493 26/Aug/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/98 Lead O/S
CrashMat Rob 20/Jun/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
innes ?/May/98 Solo
jameshiggins ??/1998 -
Hidden ??/1998 Lead
sadams 25/Oct/97 Lead
with Hugh Cottom
tlr 10/Aug/97 2nd
with Pom
nai 10/Aug/97 Lead
with Tim
Dave Musgrove 03/Aug/97 -
with Tim Lowe, Andy Wild
andrew300169 ?/Aug/97 Lead O/S

Better n great western superb

with Judy
madagascar ?/Aug/97 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/97 2nd
Hidden 16/Jun/97 Solo
Charlie Staincliffe ?/May/97 Lead O/S
Pete Pozman 06/Apr/97 2nd
nickdonohue 07/Mar/97 Lead
with Dave Chapman
Phill Mitch ??/1997 Lead O/S
with gaz
Neil R 10/Aug/96 2nd
with Neil h
tlr 08/Jun/96 Lead
with Kim
innes ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S
Bullybones ??/1996 -
Chris Reid 20/Aug/95 Lead O/S
nickdonohue 09/Aug/95 2nd
Hidden 14/Jul/95 Solo
goi.ashmore 19/Jun/95 Lead O/S
with Matt Hirst
Rich Kirby 28/May/95 Solo
rob.grafton ??/1995 -
rurp ??/1995 Lead O/S
daprince ??/1995 -
dazbarker 02/Aug/94 Solo O/S
Trad Dave ?/Jul/94 Lead O/S

Only VS 4C when lead. (20 years ago) Just broken into VS leading, brilliant route. No cams, beta, gamma or alpha, just the guide book Climbing is dangerous if you fall off- Jkerran, u Muppet. Bombproof gear if you know how to place. Brilliant , brilliant route.

ste_d 01/Jul/93 Lead O/S
with mik
nokishatov 01/Jul/93 2nd O/S
Mick King 29/Mar/93 Lead
with Steve Hill
adam carless ??/1993 Lead O/S

The crux is a long move if you're short, amazing finishing holds though.

with Gareth?
Hidden 18/Sep/92 Lead β
crater 31/Jul/92 2nd
Okecroak 26/Jul/92 Lead
with N Smith
Pete Pozman 21/Jun/92 2nd
with John Byrne
Tom V 17/Jun/92 -
with Glenn Watson
Hidden 20/May/92 Lead rpt
SR1970 ?/May/92 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Jan/92 Lead
Hidden ??/1992 -
Hidden ??/1992 Solo
Roget 12/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
John Southworth 04/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Aug/91 2nd O/S
rob.grafton 09/Jul/91 2nd
with Bruce
Russell Lovett 27/May/91 Lead O/S

Belayed by some bloke I did not know. This is a better climb than Great Western?

with unknown
jfletcher 06/May/91 Solo
crossleysm ??/1991 Lead
Hidden ??/1991 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/90 2nd
Dave Musgrove 04/Jul/90 2nd
with David
Dave Musgrove Jnr 04/Jul/90 Lead
with Dad
andybirtwistle 12/May/90 Solo
Pete Pozman 02/May/90 2nd
with John Byrne
Andy Say 21/Mar/90 Solo O/S
Rich Kirby ?/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with Andy Chambers
Hidden ??/1990 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1990 Lead
with Unsure
PaulHermes ??/1990 -
Moses 21/May/89 TR
Chris Ellis 12/Jun/88 2nd
with Trevor Lilley
duncan ??/1988 Solo O/S
lithos ??/1988 Lead
with all sorts
Moses 04/Aug/87 Lead O/S
Neil McA 04/Jun/87 Solo rpt
Steve Crowe 18/May/86 Lead O/S
Martin Bennett 30/May/85 -
with Ron
Hidden ??/1985 -
Neil McA 29/Jun/83 Lead O/S
with Paddy Gaunt, Andy Scrase
charlesmfrench 27/Feb/82 Lead O/S
GaryM ??/1982 Lead O/S
with Dale
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/80 Solo rpt
uphillnow ??/1979 -
GeoffG 04/Dec/77 Lead
Dave Musgrove 06/Oct/73 Solo
greenbuoy 19/May/71 2nd
with A N Other
Hidden ??/1970 2nd
Dave Musgrove 09/Apr/69 Lead
mikej 26/Aug/68 2nd
with Wil Hurford
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