WilliamRupp 19/Nov/17 Lead dog

2 falls. only cams needed

with felix
FelixJT 19/Nov/17 2nd
with willr
Olly Russell 27/Oct/17 2nd dog

Might have made this easier for myself by using the good sidepull for the crux...

Jmpollard 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S


Hidden 27/Oct/17 Lead O/S
Alex Mason 18/Oct/17 Lead dog

Tried to lead in the dark in damp conditions, it did not go well. Arrived at the break with no big cam but armed with the knowledge that I would need one... Managed to stuff a small cam in out right but couldn't see it, so didn't trust it. Turns out it holds. To the top after a hang in pitch black Connies. Great climbing!

Duncan Campbell 10/Sep/17 Lead G/U

Third go. Found it all hard including the start which I have previously found steady. Upper crux is tricky and only just slapped through on the successful go. Brilliant climbing and a deserved classic - Have wanted to do this for a while!

with Katie W, Dave Morse, Anna Gilyeat
mrteale 29/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Just superb.

Jono_LS16 16/Jul/17 Lead rpt
BRoe 02/Jul/17 Lead O/S
spidermonkey09 25/Jun/17 Lead G/U

Absolutely fantastic. A masterpiece. Felt like E4. Ground up after failing a few years back. The rockover sequence is so good it's outrageous.

Flavio 11/Jun/17 Lead G/U

Start took a few goes with all the polish from people bouldering it... Onsight after that! A bit blowy with ropes pretty much horizontal.

JendeHoxar 11/Jun/17 2nd dog
with Flavio
Hidden 23/May/17 Lead G/U
Hidden 23/May/17 2nd rpt
scottcoates 13/May/17 Lead β

Had done the boulder problem before but couldn't remember the beta, everything after on-sight. Mega route.

with Jono
TSHemmy 08/May/17 Sent x
Hidden 24/Mar/17 Lead rpt
Tom.Priestley 24/Mar/17 2nd dog

E4 innit, hard.Had to rest at the horizontal break.

JamesTurnbull97 23/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Reserved from the break below the crux as it started pouring down. Waited for it to dry and did. Very good route

Dave Turnbull 23/Oct/16 2nd

Rained while James was leading it, so the rock wasn't in the best condition, but fought my way up OK. Classic route.

Hidden 23/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Theo Moore - UKC and UKH 15/Oct/16 Lead G/U

been putting this off for ages. amazing route, really pumpy. fell off from the crux first go as I didn't rest - tried to climb it like limestone!

with Deacon
deacondeacon 15/Oct/16 Lead

Got the start on second attempt so not a proper on sight but close enough. Second crux is really cool. Top out was a little slimy. Serious respect to people that solo this. Pushy climbing.

ollyisaclimber 29/Sep/16 Lead

Chuffed to repeat this first go. Especially in 40mph winds...

with Josh
Joshua Robertson 29/Sep/16 Lead rpt
with olly
Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing 25/Sep/16 Sent rpt
with Simon Palmer, Penny Orr
Tom Peeper 20/Sep/16 -
with Rich
oread 10/Sep/16 Lead O/S

After a long time putting it off. Superb

lukehodson 29/Aug/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant, pleased I manned up and had a go. Would have been much less scary with some large cams!!! (i.e. bigger than gold camalot)

scarmichael 24/Aug/16 Lead RP

The last of the 'big 3', super psyched to tick it off! Still think western front was the hardest

scarmichael 22/Aug/16 Lead dog
JayAyBee 19/Jun/16 Lead

Came back for the lead after bottling the O/S a month ago.

with Nuala
Hidden 05/May/16 Lead
Hidden 20/Apr/16 2nd rpt
Hidden ??/2016 2nd
robertmctague 25/Oct/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Sep/15 Lead dog
Hidden 25/Sep/15 Lead rpt
Jono_LS16 12/Sep/15 Lead O/S
redshapedfriday 23/Aug/15 2nd dog
GPN 23/Aug/15 Lead O/S

The best route I've done on gritstone! Awesome moves and definitely the hardest of 'the big 3'.

climberchristy 11/Aug/15 Lead G/U

Glad to get this first go today after messing it up a few weeks ago with Ben. Excellent route. Hardest of the 'big three' E3s I reckon.

with Vanessa
david morse 23/Jul/15 Lead rpt

Not quite as hard as western front in my opinion. Finally led today after failing on it a number of times last year. Another frightener. Glad to get all three dispatched!

with 2 finger
david morse 09/Jul/15 2nd rpt

Managed to second it clean this time. It'll have to be led at some point

with Dragon
Hidden 22/May/15 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 04/May/15 Lead rpt
with Sam Taylor
will9911 21/Apr/15 Lead β
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 05/Apr/15 Lead rpt
with Jim Nichols
samrad 27/Mar/15 Lead O/S
with james G
farmus21 27/Mar/15 2nd
with Sam Radcliffe
markalmack 25/Mar/15 Lead rpt

Hard but well good

with sam farnsworth
robertmctague 04/Jan/15 Lead β

Had done the start as a boulder problem before, fell off the boulder problem once today (felt heavy with a rack on) but the rest was onsight. Awesome route.

with Ed and Jack
phil64 ??/2015 -
Scooter Young ??/2015 2nd
mugglewump 02/Oct/14 Lead

Brilliant route with great gear. 2 cams, top did feel run out though.

with Bob A
jacobjacob 01/Oct/14 Solo rpt
samwillo 30/Sep/14 Lead
with LUUMC
Bron H 27/Sep/14 Lead RP
rikbattye 13/Sep/14 Lead O/S
ollyisaclimber 13/Sep/14 Lead β
Mike Todd 09/Sep/14 Lead O/S

At last! Got the balls to get on it and got it clean. What a route!

Hidden 04/Sep/14 Lead rpt
nick ferro 04/Sep/14 2nd
PaulTanton 12/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/Aug/14 2nd β
Olli-C 11/Jul/14 2nd dog
with Swanny
robman 29/Apr/14 Lead dnf
spidermonkey09 23/Feb/14 Lead dnf

Felt completely nails, could not figure out how to get past the section after the boulder problem. Next time!

Dan-Cheetham ??/2014 -
pie_eater_pete 24/Oct/13 Lead O/S
PeteH 24/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Brandon, Naomi Hart
lanky and weak 24/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with John McCune
Apharri 08/Sep/13 Lead β

Hardest of the trio.

with Jim Gayler
Hidden 07/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 31/Aug/13 Lead β
feilx 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
with Will Benfold
will_benfold 11/Aug/13 2nd dog
cobweb 16/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Roger Waterworth
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Sent
lanky and weak 25/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Lucy Mitchell
MikeLeeds 04/Jun/13 2nd dog
with Neil Redgrave
Hidden ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
danny33 ?/May/13 Lead
jacobjacob 22/Sep/12 Solo rpt
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
Mike_Hayes 15/Sep/12 Lead O/S
GeoffG 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt

love it! just the best.

with tim lowe
nai 21/Jul/12 Lead β

having previously done the start as a boulder problem, onsight thereafter

with Luke
Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead
Hidden 12/Jul/12 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Jun/12 Lead β
Dave Warburton 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Far better than i thought it would be. Did this one first.

with Conor
akhughes 10/Jun/12 Lead β
robertmichaellovell 02/Jun/12 Lead
with Andy H
a_hein 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
design crisis 21/May/12 2nd
with Phil
barni 16/Mar/12 Lead dog
with Tapper
uptown 28/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Dan Arkle ??/2012 Lead
jacobjacob 06/Nov/11 Lead O/S
quiffhanger 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Bloody hard start. Got pretty pumped above & ran out of cams to protect the top. Fun.

pipof747 24/Sep/11 Lead O/S


gforce 20/Sep/11 Lead O/S

Didn't think I would be able to get off the ground but somehow made it first go - surely this is 6b though?

with Dave O
Peter Holder 09/Sep/11 Lead
Hidden 09/Sep/11 2nd dnf
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/11 Lead dog
GeoffG ??/2011 -
Dan Mckinlay ??/2011 -
Jack Geldard ??/2011 -
thebigfriendlymoose ??/2011 Lead rpt
with Martin Wood
Dave Parton ??/2011 -
simon kimber 25/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Tez29 24/May/10 Lead RP

Superb grit route, blew the onsight, but got the next day first go. Bouldery section is excellent.

with Ivan
Jack00 14/May/10 Lead

Done the start as a boulder problem previously.

with Rob
Hidden 27/Apr/10 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd dog
Hidden 18/Apr/10 2nd RP
markalmack 18/Apr/10 Lead RP

wussed out below the 2nd crux, and sat on the rope. should have been onsight. all moves went first go.

reg_measures 19/Aug/09 Lead β
with timmy elson
Marti999 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
dan gibson 19/Mar/09 Lead O/S
with AJ
kingholmesy ??/2009 Lead O/S
with SteveOc
JulesV ??/2009 Lead O/S
Stephen Horne - Rockfax 08/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with Daniel Middleton
Toby Dunn ?/Sep/08 -
jadm2 29/May/08 TR dnf
with Dave
Jon Read 03/May/08 2nd
with Pete Harris
Boy ??/2008 -
ali_robb ?/Oct/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jun/07 Lead O/S
Ram MkiV 12/Aug/06 Lead O/S
with Alex
WB 03/Aug/06 Lead O/S

managed to damage my knee cartilage half way up. ow

with Jim
Gus 01/Jun/06 Lead
pezzerrr 12/May/04 Lead G/U
ellie macpherson 15/Oct/03 TR

really hard at 2nd crux

lx ?/Mar/03 Lead
shoulders ??/2002 TR
jhardwick ??/2000 2nd
GeoffG 28/Mar/99 Lead
Mike Owen 13/May/98 Lead O/S

Thought the gear was sketchy.

with Mark Hounsley
Rich Kirby 12/May/98 2nd rpt
Jon Read ?/May/98 Lead O/S
with Tanya Holdsworth
jameshiggins ??/1998 -
sadams 25/Oct/97 Lead
with Hugh Cottom
Hidden 21/Sep/97 Lead rpt
Chris Reid ?/Jul/97 Lead O/S
with Dave Plummer
SR1970 ?/Aug/96 Lead O/S
John Southworth 08/May/96 Lead O/S
with Matt Booth
Dave Musgrove 04/Apr/96 2nd rpt

Nigel led

with Andy Kassyk, Andy Wild, Nigel Baker
keefe ??/1995 -
rob.grafton ??/1995 2nd
with barry maybank
Glenn Sutcliffe ??/1995 -
with keefe
leathers ??/1995 2nd
with Julian Simmons
Seymore Butt ??/1995 2nd
with Dave Barton
innes ?/Aug/94 Lead
Hidden 13/Jun/94 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 01/May/94 -

Super day. Ten classics including this with David and his EUMC mates.

with David
jfletcher 17/Sep/93 Solo
Dave Musgrove 30/Aug/93 2nd
with Nigel Baker
Steve Crowe 21/Mar/93 Lead β

Someone insisted on showing me the beta at the start, anyway it work and I flashed it.

with KM
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Hidden ??/1993 Lead
Dave Musgrove 09/Sep/92 -
with Nigel Baker
andybirtwistle 12/Jul/92 Lead
with Steve Brewis
Dave Turnbull 12/Jun/92 -
with Nigel Birtwell
Rich Kirby 03/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Roget 12/Sep/91 Lead O/S
with Jonathan T
Hidden 08/Aug/91 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 29/Jul/91 Lead
with Nigel Baker
Dave Musgrove Jnr 28/May/91 Lead
craig h 22/Mar/90 Lead O/S
with Mike Smith
Hidden ??/1990 -
Hidden 09/May/89 Lead
Bob 23/Mar/89 2nd O/S

A cold and windy day. The crux is the boulder problem start.

with Andy Perkins
redjerry ?/Mar/88 Lead O/S
with Murray Hamilton
duncan ??/1988 Lead O/S
with Doug Souter
ukb & bmc shark 01/Sep/87 Lead O/S
with Graeme Telfer
Bruce Kerr 30/Aug/87 Lead
with Murray Hamilton
William Robertson ??/1987 Lead O/S
with Emily, Steve, Shaun etc
uphillnow ??/1987 Lead

Didnt like the look of the polished starting moves so abseiled down, put runner in flutted crack and led (in effect top roped the start and continued to lead through crux and above. Nowadays I guess I would place a bouldering mat to solve the problem

Eduardo Martinez 13/Sep/86 Lead O/S
John Marsland 13/Sep/86 2nd
with Eduardo Martinez
MikeYouCanClimb ??/1986 Lead O/S
GaryM ??/1985 Lead O/S

On a freezing cold winter day

Neil McA 05/May/84 Lead O/S
with Russ McKraith
Dave Turnbull 02/May/84 Lead O/S

Ticked it at last

with Nigel Birtwell, Jim Thomas, Tom Curtis
Hidden ??/1984 Lead O/S
Hidden 13/Aug/83 Lead O/S
Paul Clarke ??/1983 Lead

Plus up to break and off left many times and one all way not sure when.

with Unsure
Hidden ??/1982 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove 12/Sep/81 Lead β

Paul had just led All Quiet and left his gear in place at the break. I wasn't pure enough to insist it was removed before my ascent!

with Andy Bowman, Paul Dawson
Chris Craggs ?/Aug/81 Lead

OK - I top-roped it first!

with Willie Jeffrey
Andy Nicholson ?/Jul/79 Lead

A break through...

with Spike
GeoffG 22/Jun/78 Lead
Hidden ??/1973 -
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