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Naomi.P 17 Sep 2nd β Great positions and nice climbing. But... Serious ab faff as we didn’t read the supplement. Leo nearly died when a boulder flew out of the ab as I went down. Route was lovely but I was too ill to appreciate. A lot of rope faff to stop it getting stuck on second. Slog back up chossy mud slope was horrible.
Great positions and nice climbing. But... Serious ab faff as we didn’t read the supplement. Leo nearly died when a boulder flew out of the ab as I went down. Route was lovely but I was too ill to appreciate. A lot of rope faff to stop it getting stuck on second. Slog back up chossy mud slope was horrible.
Max Streeton 15 Sep Lead O/S
with Dan Pollard, Roger Diamond
with Dan Pollard, Roger Diamond
AliHammond 25 Aug 2nd
Hidden 25 Aug Lead
Kirstin 28 Sep, 2018 Lead dog
yossarian714 28 Sep, 2018 2nd dnf Moved on to the Ordinary Route about halfway up
with Kirstin
Moved on to the Ordinary Route about halfway up
with Kirstin
Cheese Monkey ?Sep, 2018 Lead O/S
Samuel Wainwright 16 Aug, 2018 2nd O/S
Hidden 16 Aug, 2018 Lead
csd23 13 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
with John Baptiste , Paul Grattage
with John Baptiste , Paul Grattage
Ed Babs 7 Sep, 2017 Lead In the rain to retrieve gear. Still great.
In the rain to retrieve gear. Still great.
Sophie Nunn 7 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S In the rain to retrieve the gear on Sea of tranquility
with Ed Babs
In the rain to retrieve the gear on Sea of tranquility
with Ed Babs
Maia 7 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S great route David! slightly wet at the bottom and a jug loose on the top flake.
with Becky E
great route David! slightly wet at the bottom and a jug loose on the top flake.
with Becky E
James Smith 6 Sep, 2017 AltLd O/S
John Geoffrey 6 Sep, 2017 2nd O/S
with FDixon
with FDixon
FDixon 6 Sep, 2017 Lead O/S
Melonfly 6 Sep, 2017 AltLd
BALD EAGLE 30 Aug, 2017 2nd
with James Rennardson
with James Rennardson
scott titt 28 Aug, 2017 -
Hidden 23 Aug, 2017 2nd
NatCheeseman 23 Aug, 2017 Lead
with Sabine Kretschner , Malcolm Phelps
with Sabine Kretschner , Malcolm Phelps
Richard Byrom 23 Aug, 2017 Lead
jvnichols 23 Aug, 2017 2nd
btalbot 24 Jul, 2017 Lead O/S
with Noel Carter, Dad
with Noel Carter, Dad
Rob Morgan 18 Sep, 2016 2nd
rd20 14 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
with David Easton
with David Easton
phil456 8 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S Abb with 100m rope, not easy to find the gully, sat on the boulders near the needle and it was calm and warm, got to the needle and the wind and seas hit, Graham did a magnificent lead. Ab off, was in 30mph wind, blew me off the arête and took the ropes around the back of the needle. Abb back up the gully was awful, wet and loose rock made it hard work and unpleasant.
with Graham M
Abb with 100m rope, not easy to find the gully, sat on the boulders near the needle and it was calm and warm, got to the needle and the wind and seas hit, Graham did a magnificent lead. Ab off, was in 30mph wind, blew me off the arête and took the ropes around the back of the needle. Abb back up the gully was awful, wet and loose rock made it hard work and unpleasant.
with Graham M
crater 6 Sep, 2016 2nd O/S
Steve Woollard 6 Sep, 2016 Lead
with crater
with crater
Chris Ebbutt 6 Sep, 2016 Lead Heroic King Canute belay style from Emma, big swells crashing into the base of the stack creating an intense experience. Finished direct up the arete at the top in a fine position.
with Nick W., Emgrant
Heroic King Canute belay style from Emma, big swells crashing into the base of the stack creating an intense experience. Finished direct up the arete at the top in a fine position.
with Nick W., Emgrant
Hidden 6 Sep, 2016 2nd
Puma 24 Aug, 2016 Lead Climbed too far before traversing back around the corner and finished up the VS!!
with lithos
Climbed too far before traversing back around the corner and finished up the VS!!
with lithos
Stanners 24 Aug, 2016 Lead O/S after devils chimney bouldering hopping along beach! good climbing but leaning towards HVS 4b according to the topo and description if you join the right face where it says to. Had a good 10m run out! Fortunately lovely climbing on solid rock made me think i might as well keep going to the flake!
after devils chimney bouldering hopping along beach! good climbing but leaning towards HVS 4b according to the topo and description if you join the right face where it says to. Had a good 10m run out! Fortunately lovely climbing on solid rock made me think i might as well keep going to the flake!
lithos 24 Aug, 2016 2nd abbed in down Punchbowl cliff and hopped across. paul led, went a bit high up the crack before traverse (confusion from me!) and went up the aretet to finish. No gear at top bit if following line, reckon VS
with Puma
abbed in down Punchbowl cliff and hopped across. paul led, went a bit high up the crack before traverse (confusion from me!) and went up the aretet to finish. No gear at top bit if following line, reckon VS
with Puma
mountain musher ??, 2016 -
Manchi 11 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S Topped out just before the rain and hail stones! Poor second had to follow in the wet.
with tim_mcd
Topped out just before the rain and hail stones! Poor second had to follow in the wet.
with tim_mcd
garywalker147 2 Sep, 2015 Lead O/S
with Dave Clark
with Dave Clark
jordan taylor 31 Aug, 2015 2nd O/S
with derek kenyon
with derek kenyon
andyclimber 11 Sep, 2014 2nd O/S
perrys 11 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
with Alex Beuchert
with Alex Beuchert
Hidden 10 Sep, 2014 2nd
Slarti B 10 Sep, 2014 Lead I ended up on the arrete doing ?? VS
with Paul M
I ended up on the arrete doing ?? VS
with Paul M
Simon Caldwell 10 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S I think I went too high up before moving right - the 'notch' mentioned in the guide isn't visible when you're on the route. So I moved right at the top of the long fine rather than the bottom. I expect this misses out the best climbing but it was a 3-star route anyway!
with Lemming
I think I went too high up before moving right - the 'notch' mentioned in the guide isn't visible when you're on the route. So I moved right at the top of the long fine rather than the bottom. I expect this misses out the best climbing but it was a 3-star route anyway!
with Lemming
pauldemiller 10 Sep, 2014 2nd
with Stephen Waters
with Stephen Waters
Anna Maykova 15 Aug, 2014 Lead
with Ian MK
with Ian MK
Ian MK 15 Aug, 2014 2nd
wrapped in bacon 13 Aug, 2014 Lead O/S
gonzo_ls9 13 Aug, 2014 Lead
Hidden 9 Sep, 2013 Lead
Hidden 9 Sep, 2013 2nd
Hidden 22 Aug, 2013 2nd
john lynch 29 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S brilliant route, perfect way to end a fantastic trip with friends and family :)
with mike lynch
brilliant route, perfect way to end a fantastic trip with friends and family :)
with mike lynch
crossdressingrodney 18 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S
with gwilym
with gwilym
rfdl100 17 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with Simon Waters
with Simon Waters
BALD EAGLE 16 Sep, 2012 Lead
with Rob Horler
with Rob Horler
Hidden 16 Sep, 2012 Lead
Nick Russell 16 Sep, 2012 Lead dnf Got a bit lost and missed the step around the arete. Ended up going up the other side of the pinnacle
with Emily
Got a bit lost and missed the step around the arete. Ended up going up the other side of the pinnacle
with Emily
Poco Loco 16 Sep, 2012 Lead O/S Lovely route, fun standing on the pinnacle.
with Becky
Lovely route, fun standing on the pinnacle.
with Becky
gingerbex 16 Sep, 2012 2nd
Hidden 15 Sep, 2012 Lead
philhilo 13 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S Early start to do Devils Chimney - but chucked it down with rain and missed tidal window. Sheltered in sheep hole - blah! Did this as a replacement.
with heg
Early start to do Devils Chimney - but chucked it down with rain and missed tidal window. Sheltered in sheep hole - blah! Did this as a replacement.
with heg
Anthony Dixon 7 Sep, 2012 Lead
bonoid ?Sep, 2012 -
Alan Dixon ?Sep, 2012 -
Hidden 22 Aug, 2012 2nd
rich_hw 20 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Climbed with the first accentionist in the group.
with Dave Brown
Climbed with the first accentionist in the group.
with Dave Brown
timlukins 10 Aug, 2012 Lead O/S Well worth the hassle of getting to it.
with Sarah Fletcher
Well worth the hassle of getting to it.
with Sarah Fletcher
oliverk 10 Aug, 2012 2nd
with Thomas
with Thomas
Ruth ND ?Aug, 2012 2nd O/S
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden ??, 2012 -
Dan Lane 1 Sep, 2011 Lead O/S Good route with an interesting summit.
Good route with an interesting summit.
ashmellor 1 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S lovely route, in the sun
lovely route, in the sun
Hidden 1 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
Headjamm 1 Sep, 2011 2nd O/S
with Geoffers
with Geoffers
matthomas79 30 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Very enjoyable climbing worth its 3 stars. The start and end of the route is where the HS grade kicks in and makes the route really enjoyable.
with Tala Murdock
Very enjoyable climbing worth its 3 stars. The start and end of the route is where the HS grade kicks in and makes the route really enjoyable.
with Tala Murdock
Tala A 30 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Ander 30 Aug, 2011 2nd Great route, true quality
Great route, true quality
Hidden 30 Aug, 2011 2nd
Hidden 29 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S
Hidden 29 Aug, 2011 AltLd
mullermn 3 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Leader climbed first 2/3 of route before having a slight morale failure and finishing up the diff round the north side of the spike.
with Kylie
Leader climbed first 2/3 of route before having a slight morale failure and finishing up the diff round the north side of the spike.
with Kylie
Kylie 3 Aug, 2011 Lead dnf Hard moves at the start, then a really nice crack climb up to the arete. Then couldn't find the holds to move around the arete, climbed up and down the west face trying to find the holds. Eventually got too scared and bailed off by traversing round onto the north side and finishing up the Diff. Getting back up from the crag at the end of the day was pretty horrible. Very loose and generally terrifying!
Hard moves at the start, then a really nice crack climb up to the arete. Then couldn't find the holds to move around the arete, climbed up and down the west face trying to find the holds. Eventually got too scared and bailed off by traversing round onto the north side and finishing up the Diff. Getting back up from the crag at the end of the day was pretty horrible. Very loose and generally terrifying!
leonjones 27 Sep, 2010 Lead Loved it.
with emma horsey, tev
Loved it.
with emma horsey, tev
Hidden 27 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
smolders 26 Sep, 2010 2nd Takes a bit of effort getting there, but worth it. Nice climbing in a great position.
Takes a bit of effort getting there, but worth it. Nice climbing in a great position.
fishinwater 25 Sep, 2010 Lead
with Rob H, Bald eagle
with Rob H, Bald eagle
BALD EAGLE 25 Sep, 2010 2nd
with S.Flint, R.Horler
with S.Flint, R.Horler
Hidden 12 Sep, 2010 2nd
Dizz 12 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S HS 4b - felt VS, very nice climbing.
with simon h
HS 4b - felt VS, very nice climbing.
with simon h
Bob M 12 Sep, 2010 2nd
Hidden 9 Sep, 2010 2nd
benkelsey 7 Sep, 2010 Lead O/S not as good as invincible
with remus
not as good as invincible
with remus
Hidden 7 Sep, 2010 2nd O/S
Alex T (RAFMA) ?Sep, 2010 -
with Rimon
with Rimon
Kevster ?Sep, 2010 Lead Went straight up the arete rather than right onto the face, a bit run out and maybe HVS, but a good variation.
Went straight up the arete rather than right onto the face, a bit run out and maybe HVS, but a good variation.
gareth r 4 Oct, 2009 Lead O/S
with Helen
with Helen
Hidden 23 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
mick1jones 9 Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
with Dave Wilkinson
with Dave Wilkinson
erica 9 Sep, 2009 Lead rpt
John Brayshaw 9 Sep, 2009 2nd rpt
with erica
with erica
Graham Westbrook ?Sep, 2009 Lead O/S
mattkemp70 ?Sep, 2009 AltLd
with Westy
with Westy
Hidden 9 Aug, 2009 2nd
Hidden 9 Aug, 2009 2nd O/S
dpmUK 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Flicka also seconded
with SCC
Flicka also seconded
with SCC
victim of mathematics 9 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S Very exposed and a bit exciting for the grade (gets HS 4b in the new guide), but definitely a 3-star route. The logical line moves up from the 'sharp spur' to a hollow spike before traversing across the face, not the lower traverse line as shown in the guide (which looks nails).
Very exposed and a bit exciting for the grade (gets HS 4b in the new guide), but definitely a 3-star route. The logical line moves up from the 'sharp spur' to a hollow spike before traversing across the face, not the lower traverse line as shown in the guide (which looks nails).
Hidden 8 Aug, 2009 2nd
Bob M 20 Sep, 2008 2nd
with Jill Stevens, riggy
with Jill Stevens, riggy
blahblahblah 20 Sep, 2008 2nd
with Keith Ridgeway
with Keith Ridgeway
Gareth 15 Sep, 2008 2nd O/S
andybenham 15 Sep, 2008 Lead O/S Excellent climb on an excellent piece of rock. And my first sea stack to boot. Getting to it (and out again) not so much fun though
with Gareth
Excellent climb on an excellent piece of rock. And my first sea stack to boot. Getting to it (and out again) not so much fun though
with Gareth
Hidden ?Sep, 2008 Lead
Hidden 28 Aug, 2008 2nd O/S
duncan 28 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S
with Angel Vila
with Angel Vila
Bristoldave 22 Aug, 2008 Lead O/S Rushed a bit cos the tide was coming in.
with long
Rushed a bit cos the tide was coming in.
with long
John Kettle ??, 2008 Lead O/S
sea_lene ??, 2008 Lead O/S Unsure of year
with David Medcalf
Unsure of year
with David Medcalf
Hidden ??, 2008 -
Hidden 18 Sep, 2007 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Sep, 2007 2nd
Hidden 15 Aug, 2007 Lead
Hidden 4 Aug, 2007 2nd O/S
John Brayshaw 13 Sep, 2006 Lead O/S
with erica
with erica
erica 13 Sep, 2006 2nd
Hidden 11 Sep, 2006 Lead β
Bry 11 Sep, 2006 2nd O/S
with Tom Brittain
with Tom Brittain
Mike Hall 10 Sep, 2006 2nd Brilliant route
with Ken T
Brilliant route
with Ken T
mreynolds 21 Aug, 2006 2nd O/S
timreynolds 21 Aug, 2006 Lead
ferdia 26 Sep, 2005 2nd
with ccliff
with ccliff
John Lisle ??, 2005 -
Hidden 14 Aug, 2003 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2002 AltLd
Geoffers ?Aug, 2002 Lead O/S
with Breakfast
with Breakfast
pauldrew ?Sep, 2001 Lead
Hidden ?Aug, 2001 Lead O/S
Hidden ?Aug, 2000 Lead O/S
Rock Fairy ??, 2000 2nd
with Carl
with Carl
Marti999 ??, 2000 Lead
plain kitten ??, 2000 -
Adrian Daniels 1 Aug, 1999 2nd
Steve Webster 1 Aug, 1999 Lead
pneame ?Sep, 1998 -
lost.arrow 16 Sep, 1997 -
Dave Cundy ?Aug, 1997 2nd O/S
with Mark and Viv Broughton
with Mark and Viv Broughton
colin milton 30 Mar, 1997 Lead
with anne dillon
with anne dillon
Pete Nugent 31 Aug, 1996 Lead Brilliant day - early start as needed to catch the boat; Started on Devils Chimney theb onto Integrity and finished up Punchbowl Arete with a sprint back to the boat. A good day to an excellent 2 week trip. In addition, a Himalayan trip & new job to look forward to!
with Ian Makin
Brilliant day - early start as needed to catch the boat; Started on Devils Chimney theb onto Integrity and finished up Punchbowl Arete with a sprint back to the boat. A good day to an excellent 2 week trip. In addition, a Himalayan trip & new job to look forward to!
with Ian Makin
Rog Wilko ?Aug, 1996 Lead Reckoned this was worth VS 4b. No gear for 20 ft after leaving crack.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Reckoned this was worth VS 4b. No gear for 20 ft after leaving crack.
with Debbie Wilkinson
Hidden 17 Aug, 1995 Lead
Steve Lenartowicz ??, 1995 -
Tom V ?Aug, 1986 -
Hidden ?Apr, 1974 Lead
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