Upgraded to HVS in 2016 guide.

P.Ross P.Greenwood (alt leads) 30/Jul/1955

Ticklists: Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS, The V.S.+ Ticklist.

BelleVedere 19/Oct/17 2nd dnf

1st pitch - then it rained, so ab'ed off

with Neil Cq
Busby 16/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Led P2, layback move is fun but well protected, getting out from behind the Yew tree at the start of the pitch was amusing...

Busby 16/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

Led P2, layback move is fun but well protected, getting out from behind the Yew tree at the start of the pitch was amusing...

jgardiner 08/Jul/17 AltLd

Lead pitches 1 and 3.

with Lex
John Brayshaw 02/Jul/17 AltLd O/S

VS? The second pitch feels like pretty solid HVS to me. My partner described it as The Mortician's evil brother!

with Gareth
C@rwyn 01/Jul/17 Lead O/S

Guidebook description very poor, very bold and run out in places and filthy dirty! As with many groups it seems, we ended up on the 2nd pitch of the Mortician which to be honest was much nicer climbing - brilliant wide crack climbing with some actual gear!

with Flo
steely 31/May/17 AltLd

Midge hell!! Led p1&2. P2 is excellent and worthy of more traffic - great delicate climbing that is reasonably protected. felt like low HVS but contending with the midges with no repellant possibly heightened the difficulties! finished up superdirect finger traverse as P3 of OG looked filthy.

with matt
tomlake 28/May/17 AltLd O/S

led pitches 2 and 3type 2 fun! felt off route and run out the whole time, but also had some great moves in exposed positions.

with Brendan Edwards
scottidog 02/May/17 AltLd O/S
with Chris Cookson
CRead 29/Apr/17 Lead O/S

Felt off route the whole time - adventurous!

with Holly Mackenzie-Barns, Issy Budd
JP78 14/Aug/16 2nd
with Jon G
jon_gill1 14/Aug/16 Lead O/S

led all pitches, p2 is very hard for VS and with some poor gear in places and sizable run outs.

with jon parry
Heather Osborne 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Definitely could do with some more traffic though it was a nice route. Accidentally joined The Mortician for the second half of that pitch (too used to following the chalk/polish) which tbh was nice!

with Bekah
Pero 11/May/16 AltLd
topsyturvy 11/May/16 AltLd O/S

P2. Adventurous route. Needs/deserves more traffic.

with Pero
martrin 09/May/16 AltLd
with Sarah Kekus
AndyT1151 12/Aug/15 AltLd
with Hugh
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 25/Jul/15 AltLd O/S
with Rebecca
James Worthington 16/Jul/15 AltLd

Pitches 1 and 3

with Iain
biggianthead 30/Jun/15 -
with C
Anne Gumbley 27/Jun/15 AltLd

Mostly did this route, with a detour or two...

pastep 27/Jun/15 AltLd

Very dirty as if no one had been up any further than the first pitch. Found it bold. A short section of pitch 3 felt 5a

with Woody
mussonlr 05/Jun/15 AltLd
smithjmw46 05/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

Possibly the most outrageous VS I've done. Two unbelievable moves to the left on the second pitch.

net 31/Aug/14 2nd
with Neil H, Roger C
55pete55 20/Aug/14 2nd
noemie5438 17/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Simon
Phill Mitch 05/May/14 AltLd O/S
with bleggs
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 23/Aug/13 AltLd dnf
Route Adjuster 18/Jul/13 2nd

With Joe

Pero 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
minaturechris 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

Last pitch is horrid.

with Stacey 25/May/13 AltLd
staceyjg 25/May/13 AltLd O/S

I led P1 & P3, chris led P2

Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Em66 ??/2013 AltLd
Hidden 22/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 09/Sep/12 AltLd O/S
Dandelion ?/Aug/12 2nd dnf

Struggled like mad to get up here. I did enjoy it but it was beyond me really. Eventually had to ab off because of a problem with another team near us.

Kevin Cass 13/Jul/12 Lead O/S
55pete55 20/Jun/12 2nd
Steve Lenartowicz 20/Jun/12 AltLd
with Steve G
Hidden ?/Jun/12 -
Oliver Houston 27/May/12 AltLd O/S

S lead P1, I started pitch 2 of mortician, before branching back onto the right route at the layback. Thought I was running out of rope, so belayed at old peg rather than tree (wasn't sure about line). S lead intermediate pitch to just above tree, then I finished correctly (by some kind of miracle picked up the right line).

with Sarah
Rachel S 26/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led P2, went off route and ended up on a 5a section of P2 on The Mortician

Hidden 26/May/12 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/12 2nd
Phil West 05/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

I led pitch 2. Colin took 1 & 3. Sat in the wind on my belay, I ended up numb and nearly had hot aches seconding the final pitch. Should have put me hat and coat on. Doh.

victim of mathematics 05/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Led P1 & 3. Good, but sustained and high in the grade.

with Phil
martrin 28/Mar/12 2nd
with Colin Smith
colin smith 28/Mar/12 AltLd

Evening climbing in T shirts in March! Good route with scanty pro at times on the second pitch but good where it matters.

with Sarah Kekus, Martin Young
cballard ??/2012 Lead O/S
sarahsuth ??/2012 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 -
dsgibson ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
Hidden 25/Sep/11 2nd
kato'sdad 25/Sep/11 Lead

Abbed off after pitch one due to wet crag and more rain starting

Nigel Bond 27/Jul/11 AltLd
with Bern Hardman
Different Steve 24/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2. Excellent route.

with Guy Reid
John Dale 29/Apr/11 AltLd

slight deviation onto Mortician on P2

with Mike Davies
Klingon 16/Apr/11 AltLd dnf

I lead easy pitch 1, but Steve & John couldn't do pitch 2 & the 'awkward layback swing'.

with John, Steve Kirkup
joscott 15/Apr/11 2nd
GPN 26/Mar/11 Lead
with Annette
net 26/Mar/11 2nd
with George
Hidden 22/Mar/11 AltLd
Hidden ??/2011 -
Peter Metcalfe 22/Aug/10 AltLd

Lead P2 & 3 with a belay in the middle of P2 of The Mortician due to guidebook-related route-finding confusion - which is clearly not uncommon. Found it a bit bold in places, or maybe I was just having a bad day!

Hidden 08/Jul/10 AltLd
Hidden 20/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 02/Jun/10 AltLd
Hidden 23/May/10 2nd
Hidden 24/Apr/10 AltLd O/S
greatowl 23/Apr/10 Lead
with Tracey
Olli-C 17/Apr/10 Lead

lead pitch 2

with Dad
tomhull 17/Apr/10 Lead rpt

really like this route, its got abit of everything. my 3rd time today!

with dan barnfield
Phil Crudge 17/Apr/10 AltLd
with Olli-C
Roberttaylor 11/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 1 and 3

with Stephen Barnes
barney_edin 11/Apr/10 AltLd
with Robert
martrin 10/Apr/10 Lead
with 2 fish bob
johniebriggs ?/Apr/10 AltLd

Led P2, thought had gone off, route suprised to see hadnt, route cant have had much traffic.

with Kat M
Hidden 28/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
carlh ??/2010 Lead O/S
Duncan D ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
cosmicray ??/2010 -
Hidden 14/Sep/09 2nd
Harry Ellis ?/Sep/09 AltLd
with Trefor Hughes
Hidden ?/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Patrick803 14/May/09 2nd

got lost on second pitch!!

with Ian Johnston
LardClimber 19/Mar/09 Lead
TonyP 16/Mar/09 AltLd
with mick lloyd
Seymore Butt ??/2009 -
beaumap ??/2009 2nd
with Peter Camp
greenroom ??/2009 -
Tom Bristow 25/May/08 2nd rpt
with duzinga
duzinga 25/May/08 AltLd O/S

Lead P1. Got completely lost on P2.

with Chuck and Tom
Adam1973 17/May/08 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2008 -
Jamie Simpson ??/2008 -
decs 06/Oct/07 Lead O/S

Started up the wrong grove on pich 2 but soon sorted that.

with Rozzy
nakedave ?/Sep/07 AltLd
colin milton 25/Aug/07 AltLd
with ian dunbar
nakedave ?/Jan/07 AltLd
nakedave ?/Jan/07 AltLd
Chriswynn ??/2007 -
tomhull ??/2007 AltLd
John Kettle 16/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Aug/06 Lead O/S
platt2000 ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ?/Aug/05 Lead
Ian Hinkins 06/Jul/05 AltLd
Hidden 12/Apr/05 AltLd
Hidden 12/Oct/04 Lead
Hidden 18/Jul/04 2nd
John Pickles 18/Jul/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/04 AltLd
BlueJohn ??/2004 AltLd
with John Hempston
Hidden ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S
Pete Graham ??/2003 2nd
with Rick Graham
Hidden 14/Sep/02 -
Hidden 01/Jun/02 AltLd
Hidden 01/Jun/02 AltLd
csw ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Jun/00 -
gypsy3006 ??/2000 Lead
jgordon75 ??/1998 Lead O/S
FATBOYFAT ??/1996 Solo O/S
MaNimal 01/Apr/95 AltLd
with Rob Whiteman / Steve Pollington
Hidden ?/Jun/93 Lead O/S
Phill_ Thompson ??/1993 AltLd
with Ian Gardiner
Hammy 07/Jun/92 Lead
with Fai Kwong, Mandy Kwong
pete johnson 15/Jun/91 AltLd O/S
with Stuart Grace
Dave Musgrove 14/Mar/90 AltLd

Very cold day.

with Frank Wilkinson
biggianthead 20/Jun/87 -
with HT
Hidden 05/Jun/85 Solo
biggianthead ??/1981 -
with F, M
Hidden ??/1981 -
telemark ??/1978 -
with Jim Sutherland
Paul Clarke ??/1978 AltLd
with FMC
Martin Bennett 01/May/77 -
with JD
Martin Bennett 09/Nov/75 -
with RA
Martin Bennett 15/Jul/73 -
with JD
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ??/1973 AltLd
with Will Walker
Hidden 10/Sep/72 Lead
Hidden 02/Oct/71 AltLd
tutbury ?/Jul/69 -
with Ian Butterworth
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