Indus 23/Dec/16 2nd
with Gavin Porter
Hidden 22/Dec/16 Lead rpt
MichaelConstantinou 17/Dec/16 2nd dog
Hidden 17/Dec/16 Lead dog
Andypeak 27/Nov/16 2nd
gaz3212 27/Nov/16 Lead dog
emptypea 27/Nov/16 Lead O/S
ModerateMatt 13/Nov/16 2nd
with Jay, Simon Kimber
crag_hopper_Jay 13/Nov/16 Lead
with Matt
islandlynx 06/Nov/16 Lead O/S

Great route just a shame in doesn't go on forever. Found a watch at the bottom possibly belonging to the guys who climbed it after us. let me know if its yours.

Matt77 06/Nov/16 Lead dog

Faffed at the top section and got the sequence wrong. Annoyed with myself but a great little route. Good reason to come back!

with Amy Death, Tom Riddelsdell, Shane
MrFantastic 23/Oct/16 Solo O/S
James S 17/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with melty
Rory_Cummings_NI 14/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with Charlie
Rob Jarratt 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

Ultra classic. Stonking jams the whole way and great gear too.

with Henry Tindell
Hidden 01/Oct/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 24/Sep/16 2nd O/S
MikeDowsett 24/Sep/16 2nd
with David Henchliffe, Bill Bowley
Hidden 24/Sep/16 Lead dnf
Hidden 16/Sep/16 Lead dog
Hidden 15/Sep/16 Lead rpt
peterhubbard 15/Sep/16 2nd
with Conrad
Natalie Berry - UKC 15/Sep/16 2nd
slab_happy 14/Sep/16 2nd
with Nikki, Hilary
Katsmiff 11/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Lead with mostly pre-placed curtesy of Raf. Lovely crack climb.

Rafal Malczyk 11/Sep/16 2nd dog
Vilius A. 04/Sep/16 Lead dog
Vilius A. 04/Sep/16 2nd dog
cragsman9000 01/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Neil
MichaelGallimore 27/Aug/16 Solo rpt
with Ben Ax, Flavio, Ellie
Stefan_TR 22/Aug/16 2nd O/S

Brill intro to hand jamming. I suspect the vs grade is appropriate for those that are decent jammers.

PeteWilson 16/Aug/16 Lead O/S

taken me years to get to higgar and try this! well worth the wait :) . glad im better at cracks than i used to be or this wouldnt have been so much fun!

Hillson 16/Aug/16 2nd
DannyH001 05/Aug/16 Lead dog
ned_85 05/Aug/16 2nd
with Dan Hoyle
Jack93 31/Jul/16 Solo rpt
lithos 30/Jul/16 Lead dog

cocked up the top crack, too fat at the moment, rested then did ok when i used my brain and feet. Have to come back.

with Peri
pebbles 30/Jul/16 Lead rpt

seconded Alastair on this year's ago. couldn't remember any if it other than there had been a dead mouse in the crack at the top which stank like a rancid drainpipe. no dead rodents this time :-)

with rob
Circus 29/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Seren
Hidden 29/Jul/16 2nd
Fred Lazell 24/Jul/16 2nd dog
Tony Kartawick 24/Jul/16 Lead
Leo Woodhead 17/Jul/16 Lead β

Got my ass handed to me. Severely hungover, can't jam for shit, arms got cheese grated. 1st route of the day. Fortunately, the day improved from there.

Fat Andy Heff 14/Jul/16 Solo O/S
with Droyd
Steven1993 13/Jul/16 Lead O/S
Amy Hare 13/Jul/16 2nd
wi11 09/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Simon Holland 02/Jul/16 TR dnf
with sivvy
sivvy 02/Jul/16 TR
with Si
Hidden 25/Jun/16 Lead
Tjogge 24/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with David Boothroyd
keitht 23/Jun/16 Lead
with Dave Lomas
Hidden 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
Steve Wootton 18/Jun/16 Lead O/S
gav 11/Jun/16 2nd β

Really hard, even on second. Wanted to lead, but James's turn. Maybe for the best! Jams improving but work still need.

with Jen, James Dickinson
jwdickinson25 11/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with gav
Jules Lane 30/May/16 Lead dog

Brilliant route. Jams solid all the way. Had one rest on the gear after the crux as didn't quite have the confidence to go for it, but reasonably happy with that. I'll come back and try to do it clean.

with Mynydd Paul Justin
Hidden 29/May/16 2nd
Hidden 25/May/16 2nd rpt
switch 22/May/16 2nd rpt
with Leanne
Hidden 15/May/16 2nd O/S
Hidden 15/May/16 Lead rpt
druss 15/May/16 Lead O/S

Brilliant route and certainly unclimbable unless you can jam, and a lot harder if you can't jam well. So good did it twice. :)

druss 15/May/16 2nd rpt
Andy Moles 12/May/16 Solo
Hidden 07/May/16 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/May/16 Lead dog
FlavioL1989 06/May/16 Solo O/S

Waited too long for this, done in the dark with a head torch, descended down the block and climbed it again! ...'Hope you like jammin' too

Andy Moles 05/May/16 2nd rpt
with Dave Lyons Ewing
pete1993 04/May/16 2nd rpt
with Alex
amccann 04/May/16 Lead rpt
with Pete B
Hidden 03/May/16 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/16 Lead
Ciderslider 19/Apr/16 Lead rpt

After having taken two lead falls on this last year felt I had to get back and do this properly - I actually used jams properly and it went really well - I was slightly pumped at the top but was really happy to have got it clean on lead

with charley
charley 19/Apr/16 2nd rpt
with Mark
ferdia 13/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with James Oswald
Hidden 09/Apr/16 Solo rpt
kermit_uk 09/Apr/16 2nd rpt
bigdrew 09/Apr/16 Lead O/S
with Cam, Eve
AdamFreeman 08/Apr/16 Lead dnf

Going to learn to jam and come back.

Hidden 25/Mar/16 Lead β
Gympaul 25/Mar/16 Lead
with Clive
eel 25/Mar/16 Lead O/S
with Anna
BigTone 23/Mar/16 2nd dog

Impossible for vs

Hidden 13/Mar/16 2nd
SenzuBean 13/Mar/16 Lead O/S

Maybe it wasn't such a good idea to warm up on another VS crack climb (Rat's Tail), but I found the jams somewhat painful, and not quite bomber (perhaps it was the crap tape gloves made from zinc oxide tape that balled up, as I'd forgotten my tape). Managed it through sheer aversion to falling on cams. Well harder than every VS crack climb I've ever lead. Very stoked to have got the tick :)

with Craig, Miguel
Tez29 23/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Steve
MichaelGallimore 07/Feb/16 Lead rpt
with Jared Kitchen
sann1458 ??/2016 -
sann1458 ??/2016 -
SteveB_NWUK_99 ??/2016 Lead O/S

First lead in the 1990s. Now seems hard compared to a lot of VS routes on gritstone.

ned_85 01/Nov/15 2nd
Senna 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
with Ned
Martin Bagshaw 25/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with Simon from Sheffield
Deezel65 17/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Never felt such amazing jams, you simply couldn't fall off this route, shame it's not longer.. seemed to be over as soon as it began, easy at VS

cragtyke 17/Oct/15 2nd
with Ross
Greg Cunningham 11/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with neil mcadie, jake mcadie, pete wimbush, dave langrish
buxtoncoffeelover 08/Oct/15 2nd

Horses for courses - definitely the hardest of over 250 VS's I've done, but jamming isn't my strong point (even worse with a healing fracture in left hand!)

Matt Groom 06/Oct/15 Lead
with Alex McCann
amccann 06/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Matt G
Hidden 03/Oct/15 2nd dog
MarcinGobczynski ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/15 2nd
Keith Swainson 26/Sep/15 Lead O/S
with Georgie
Hidden 24/Sep/15 Lead rpt
ninastirrup 24/Sep/15 2nd
seanlikeskites 20/Sep/15 TR RP

Tried on lead an got put to shame. Had to ab off to get the gear so gave it a go on top rope. I can see why some people would call it VS but I evidently have a lot of work to do on my jamming.

Neal Jobling 20/Sep/15 2nd dog

Failed four times on lead, equally unsuccessful as a second. The only ever VS I've climbed that has shut me down.

with Andy Burr
Hidden 19/Sep/15 Lead O/S
ned_85 17/Sep/15 Lead dog
with Jason
Hidden 17/Sep/15 2nd dog
Ian Hylands 17/Sep/15 Lead dog

Bloody hard work! Fell off above roof where crack widens. Probably needed to slow down and look for really good jams rather than settling and rushing. God back on and finished. Very pumpy.

with Nina Rithalia, Nick
edwards_nicholas 17/Sep/15 2nd O/S
with Ian Hylands, NinaR
Richard Hession 15/Sep/15 Lead O/S

A good re-introduction to roped climbing.

with Wc Mark
AsleepOnBelay 10/Sep/15 2nd

Dont know why I didn't lead this! The jams are great all the way, but took a bit of jiggling to get them good enough to move feet confidently.

with ian
Hidden 27/Aug/15 Lead
Blod 16/Aug/15 2nd O/S

Felt a lot longer than 10 metres.

with Steve B
CaelanB 07/Aug/15 Lead dog

I was climbing like a retard, hence the falls

jsmcfarland 07/Aug/15 2nd O/S

It's not that hard if you jam properly, cmon people ;)

with Caelan
jsmcfarland 07/Aug/15 Lead rpt

Repeated it on lead, brilliant

with Caelan
The Reaper 05/Aug/15 Lead O/S

Snatched this after we'd given up for the evening because it looked like torrential rain, so post pub ascent. No 3 of the "real VS" quest

DavidR 02/Aug/15 2nd O/S
james.slater 25/Jul/15 Lead G/U

Fell off in the winter with freezing hands and feet. No trouble today, such a cool route.

simonsclimbing 25/Jul/15 2nd
with James
Lukem6 22/Jul/15 Lead rpt
ian d f 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
with Mark S, Tor
pearson9596 12/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Jul/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 11/Jul/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 09/Jul/15 Lead dnf
stevorobs3 ?/Jul/15 2nd RP
James Lowe 29/Jun/15 2nd dog

Part 1 of dogging Higgar. Went for the lead albeit pretty nervous. Got the bulge and wasn't strong enough/balanced to take a hand off and place. Shaun and Ben then taught me a bit of there jamming wizardry but I could still only manage to dreadfully dog it on 2nd. Definitely 5a for any who can't solidly Jam!

with Ben K, Shuan
shaunhumphreys 29/Jun/15 Lead rpt
benkelsey 29/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 27/Jun/15 Lead

Easy compared to The Crank.

DanChad 27/Jun/15 2nd dog
dom94 24/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Clement
Hidden 24/Jun/15 2nd dog
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead
Hidden 19/Jun/15 2nd
Hidden 18/Jun/15 Solo rpt
stacey73 18/Jun/15 2nd
with Jim C
Hidden 11/Jun/15 2nd rpt
Bernie L 11/Jun/15 Lead O/S
with Calum Harvey
jimbonfire 08/Jun/15 Lead O/S

Absolutely Lovely - perfect Jams 4 stars!!

with Ryan Mcconnell
spidey 08/Jun/15 2nd
salix 07/Jun/15 -
with Caitlin
evans859 04/Jun/15 Lead dnf

Could not finish, John lead instead.

NDD 03/Jun/15 Solo
Andy Peak 1 29/May/15 Lead rpt


Hidden 23/May/15 Lead rpt
Wizzy 14/May/15 Lead O/S

Really good. Sustained 4c with bomber gear. Top end VS 4c

TP 10/May/15 Lead dog
with Mowglee
Hidden 10/May/15 2nd O/S
phildawson 10/May/15 Lead O/S
MichaelGallimore 04/May/15 Solo O/S
with Ben Philips
George Killaspy 04/May/15 Lead O/S
with Milo
nick ferro 03/May/15 2nd O/S

middle section wet.

Martin Brierley 03/May/15 Lead

Soggy. Lost some skin as a result.

Dr Toph 24/Apr/15 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 16/Apr/15 2nd

Amazzzin as usual

with Si
OliverRoss 08/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Ryan Baird
Ciderslider 08/Apr/15 Lead dog

Two falls but I got up it - and i can't jam - great route

with charley
charley 08/Apr/15 2nd rpt
with Mark
vanderz 04/Apr/15 Lead O/S

First lead after becoming a Dad............ Awesome!!

with pops
robertmctague 22/Mar/15 Solo
Hidden 21/Mar/15 Lead rpt
Hidden 15/Mar/15 Lead
Lenny 07/Mar/15 Lead β
with Gayle
Stroppy 21/Feb/15 Lead O/S

More like climbing a waterfall given the appalling conditions

RKirke 07/Feb/15 2nd O/S
Albachoss 07/Feb/15 Lead O/S


with roger
Hidden ??/2015 -
robgixer ??/2015 Lead
Hidden ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 -
phil64 ??/2015 -
SJPowderham1 ??/2015 -
craig.england1 ??/2015 Lead dnf

This was just horribly just kept slipping out of the crack and the second wasn't clean

g1m147 06/Dec/14 Lead

Good warm up. I led it, Mick led it on my gear, then I second to clean it.

with Mick.
rurp 18/Nov/14 Lead

Cold, running with water and green slime . Challenging? Hvs5b today!

with bill farmer
soph 18/Nov/14 2nd rpt
with Karel Snoek
georgenvk 09/Nov/14 Lead O/S
Matt Harmon 05/Nov/14 Lead β

seconded once about 3 years ago. down climbed from the bulge before committing to jams and finishing it off

amccann 05/Nov/14 Lead rpt
with Matt H
dav 29/Oct/14 Solo rpt
with Just me
jon_gill1 20/Oct/14 Lead rpt

So much easier than the first time I led it!

with big Si
Hidden 17/Oct/14 2nd dog
Ian Broome 10/Oct/14 2nd

Being crap at hand jams I didn't enjoy this.

with Simon
Hidden 05/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Oct/14 2nd dog
robblowen 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Climbed to the crux couldn't make the jams stick, reversed back down had a shake and nailed it (just), brilliant route!

with Krissy
sparkass 04/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Very windy, had a wee fight, felt hard.

with Rob Lovatt
Alex_Derbyshire 03/Oct/14 TR

Jamming practice with UNI

pawel suhy 11/Sep/14 2nd dnf
with Trevor PCC
Hidden 11/Sep/14 2nd dog
john max 11/Sep/14 Lead
with Sean Nugent
Andy Fielding 07/Sep/14 Lead
goddamm7 07/Sep/14 2nd dog

Not being a confident crack climber I found this a right struggle, I need to practise as its a great climb

kyaizawa 04/Sep/14 Lead O/S

Sweet route with great jams but definitely a lot steeper and pumper than anticipated!!

Hidden 04/Sep/14 2nd dog
Chris Craggs 01/Sep/14 2nd

Getting steeper - and narrow - but as good as ever!

with Martin Veale
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead dog
Jack.H.92 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with matt cooke
Hidden 20/Aug/14 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Hidden 20/Aug/14 TR
Droyd 17/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Incredible. The difficulty is entirely related to how good you are at crack climbing, although I reckon it still feels stiff for VS unless you're some kind of crack deity.

with Joe Mortimer, Nathan Magnall
namagnall 17/Aug/14 2nd
Nigel Bond 07/Aug/14 Lead
with Debs 07/Aug/14 2nd
Hidden 06/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Matt Cooke 30/Jul/14 Solo rpt
MikeDowsett 30/Jul/14 2nd dog

Repeat. Rested again, having to hammer out protection.

with Mike Irwing, Graham Jones
cragsman9000 27/Jul/14 Lead rpt
with Neil
bob_cbr 27/Jul/14 2nd dog
CarlaJG 22/Jul/14 2nd
Teappleby 21/Jul/14 Lead

A bit sustained and probably worth VS, but definitely no harder than VS, the moves are all pretty easy. Would only be S/HS in Yorkshire!

Joemanglerocks 13/Jul/14 Lead dog

A lesson in how not to jam

with Satoshi Kimura
John Nuttall 07/Jul/14 Lead
with Sharon
Hidden 05/Jul/14 2nd
Hidden 05/Jul/14 Solo
ldadams ?/Jul/14 Lead O/S
with Rob Fowler
jonleighton 29/Jun/14 2nd O/S

Desperate if you're bad at crack climbing, which I am

Hidden 19/Jun/14 TR rpt
Hidden 18/Jun/14 AltLd
Lukem6 15/Jun/14 Lead rpt
tgeh 15/Jun/14 Lead O/S

Amazing, even in the pouring rain

with imogene
Hidden 11/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Alex Hallam 08/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Brilliant day out but the other two need to work on their jamming...

with Mark Winfield, Ben Freeman
Hidden 06/Jun/14 Lead rpt
ashtond6 06/Jun/14 2nd rpt
ashtond6 06/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 06/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
shaunhumphreys 03/Jun/14 Lead rpt
with calum
Hidden 03/Jun/14 2nd dog
James Oswald ?/Jun/14 Lead rpt

Lovely route. It's a shame it isn't twice as long.

with deacon
Hidden 31/May/14 Lead O/S
philmitch 24/May/14 2nd dnf
Hidden 21/May/14 2nd
MrBIond 19/May/14 Lead
mrteale 19/May/14 2nd β
Hidden 18/May/14 Lead
mark4344 15/May/14 Lead dog

Tried to jam and failed badly. So so tough for grade

with Matt Payne
cheeky 14/May/14 Lead dog
Andypeak 05/May/14 Lead
will9911 27/Apr/14 Lead O/S
bantamdave 27/Apr/14 2nd dog
with Will
fatbuoybazza 19/Apr/14 Lead rpt

Birthday treat

with daveyw
Jonny M 19/Apr/14 Lead O/S
with Nick Pearson
Hidden 19/Apr/14 2nd dnf
mol 18/Apr/14 Lead
with Jesse
etrillaud 18/Apr/14 2nd β
Hidden 12/Apr/14 AltLd
adam clarke 12/Apr/14 Lead dnf

v. cold and v. windy - tough and one to come back to (lick wounds in meantime and hone hand jamming..)

with James Hulme
Hidden 09/Apr/14 2nd
switch 05/Apr/14 2nd rpt
with Sion
Palmer 31/Mar/14 Lead dog

going good to the top worked my feet up to the break too early so couldnt reach the top of the crack rested then finished it off. top quality climb though will be be back to do it clean.

funsized 19/Mar/14 2nd O/S
with Tom Green
tobydunford 01/Mar/14 Lead dog
with Harry Martin
Hidden ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
mike mo ??/2014 -
Allanfairfechan ??/2014 Lead
with Mark Auty
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden ??/2014 Lead
Louishmouis ??/2014 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2014 -
Hidden 04/Dec/13 2nd
Hidden 30/Nov/13 2nd
Will Sheaff 13/Nov/13 2nd
with Neil Colquhoun
j.buckley87 10/Nov/13 Lead O/S
Simon Allcock 31/Oct/13 Lead dog
with Wilki
bwestwood 20/Oct/13 2nd
Calum Wadsworth 17/Oct/13 Lead O/S

Lovely jams. Kept having to move up my mid sized cam.

with Alex
amccann 17/Oct/13 2nd O/S
Peter Reynolds ?/Oct/13 Lead O/S
Jack93 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
nigel pearson 29/Sep/13 Lead dog
with Yoko
Hidden 29/Sep/13 2nd dog
edmitchell 28/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Amazing! Solid hand jams from bottom to top. Not at all pumpy, with two good rests. Top end VS - although would get HVS at other crags....

emmarowe 28/Sep/13 2nd
oliver.ghill91 22/Sep/13 Lead
with Zardoz
quiffhanger 22/Sep/13 2nd β
chrisallan 22/Sep/13 Lead β
marcduhig 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S

Gave this a thumbs down!

with Ross
Alkis 22/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Jonathan Hall 14/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Will Ward
Tamati 14/Sep/13 2nd
mjeffery 13/Sep/13 Lead O/S
duncandarnell 10/Sep/13 Lead O/S
petekeron 04/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Barry Scott
David Kay 02/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Steph
masa-alpin 02/Sep/13 Lead rpt

Loz's second VS (for seconding), and he managed to top out - well done!

with Loz K
shaunhumphreys 21/Aug/13 Lead

2nd go, quality route!

pete1993 21/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Shaun
Tom Livingstone 21/Aug/13 Lead rpt

Learnt how to jam! Felt like nails, and then you get it. And then it feels like actual nails.

Dan Lane 21/Aug/13 2nd O/S

In trainers. If you can jam, what's the problem? If you can''s time to learn!

Hidden 20/Aug/13 Lead dnf
Lukem6 14/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with Darren
Hidden 03/Aug/13 Lead rpt
sopaz 26/Jul/13 Lead dog


with Mackie
zcsharp 19/Jul/13 Lead dog

Very hard for the grade, especially when you are learning to crack climb.

with Camilla
Andypeak 15/Jul/13 Lead dnf

rather tough. Got very pumped and spat out about 2 3rd's of the way up, add me to the list. Someone led through and I finsihed on the second. I'll get it next time. Bit hard to grade I felt. No move is harder than 4c/5a but EVERY move seems to be that hard which is why its so difficult. Bloody good fun though.

Keendan 10/Jul/13 Solo rpt

No shoes or chalk

Keendan 10/Jul/13 Solo rpt

No shoes, chalk, clothes or pants. Ultimate pure grit climbing.

thetradlad 07/Jul/13 Lead O/S
mapperley samurai 06/Jul/13 Lead dog

Totally pumped before the top. Rests.

Hidden 04/Jul/13 Lead
Hidden 03/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Bry 03/Jul/13 2nd dog
soph 03/Jul/13 Lead
with Lee Cooper
dionisys ?/Jul/13 Lead

terrible lead. rested on gear far to much. will be back to do a clean ascent soon!

with andy smythe, barry vanderhoven
professorcobra 30/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Colin Scotchford 16/Jun/13 Lead
lanc23 12/Jun/13 Lead dnf
lanc23 12/Jun/13 2nd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/13 Lead
Hidden 01/Jun/13 Lead O/S
akhutton88 01/Jun/13 2nd dnf


with alex h
ashtond6 27/May/13 Lead O/S

amazing amazing amazing, even in rain and gale force winds!!

alp79 27/May/13 2nd

A mini adventure! We aimed to climb the File and would not be deterred, even by strong gusting wind and imminent rain. A sprint across the heather, shouting to be heard, Jonny led in record time making it look easy. I followed, very glad I taped my hands, excellent jams, lots for feet, a strenuous route for me. Great fun though and I'm sure we'll be back, hopefully in the warm and dry...

rooftops ?/May/13 Lead dog
Hidden 27/Apr/13 2nd dog
akhughes 13/Apr/13 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 09/Apr/13 Solo

Amazing route down climbd it as well becase it was so good

dr_botnik 05/Apr/13 Lead O/S

solid jams throughout, the top may technically be easier but it doesn't feel that way when pumped!

Hidden 05/Apr/13 2nd rpt
WillDoyle 04/Apr/13 2nd
Haydn Jones 04/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Fragmod 03/Apr/13 2nd
DanielGyi 03/Apr/13 Lead

Destroyed my hands. Didn't feel like VS, although very well protected. Hand/fist jams not as solid as they appear from the bottom. Wouldn't even give it 1 star.

snakebite 02/Feb/13 Lead O/S
with Thomas
dominic lee 13/Jan/13 Solo
jasonpm ??/2013 -
sgl0jd ??/2013 -
Andy Chadwick ??/2013 -
neilh ??/2013 -
David Sherratt ??/2013 Lead O/S
David Sherratt ??/2013 Lead O/S
David Sherratt ??/2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 11/Nov/12 2nd dog
thomaspomfrett 11/Nov/12 Lead O/S
with Dan Slome
Jackwd 10/Nov/12 Lead dog

Owwww! Anyone who says jamming doesn't hurt, lies...

charley 10/Nov/12 2nd dog

Bloody freezing, none of the jams felt secure as couldn't feel my hands, popped off when moving up on one of the jams. Was hard work. We have to return and try it again in better conditions. Might leave it awhile though :)

with JackD
masa-alpin 21/Oct/12 Lead rpt
with James O
James Oswald 21/Oct/12 2nd
with Masa
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead RP
Hidden 22/Sep/12 Lead O/S
remus 22/Sep/12 Lead rpt

Put the gear in for ben so he could get it cleanly for once. Managed to keep it relatively safe while only placing 2 cams. Ben loved it. Memorable quotes include "my arms feel hollow", "my body just keeps saying 'No!, No!'" and "I was just sick in my mouth"

benkelsey 22/Sep/12 Lead rpt

having got out of bed only to be f**ked over by remus who thought it would be funny to a) make me lead it. b) only place two cams even though there is gear everywhere. c) fill the top section with the remaining cams so there was no room for jams.. had to try hard not to chunder all over the route. awkward ukc threads would have followed starting "the hungover mess...." headed home soon after remus had a short attempt at the rasp direct.

dj_brigham05 16/Sep/12 Lead O/S
daniel.loram 16/Sep/12 2nd dog

First time jamming

with Jamie Talbot
Hidden 15/Sep/12 Lead dog
Dave Turnbull, BMC 11/Sep/12 2nd
JBO 08/Sep/12 Lead O/S

Great warm up, learnt how to get better at jamming very quickly!

auld al 07/Sep/12 Lead O/S

every jam is a sinker

Hannes B 06/Sep/12 Lead O/S
with Magnus, Roald, Tom
Hidden 04/Sep/12 Lead dog
Olli-C 04/Sep/12 Lead rpt

easier than the first time but harder than Rachel made it sound. crux felt like it was the top crack but i definitely did it wrong.

Keendan 01/Sep/12 Solo rpt

Took my time and enjoyed the amazing position

Nevil ?/Sep/12 Lead
with Mike
Hidden ?/Sep/12 2nd
deacondeacon 26/Aug/12 Lead O/S
jwpil 26/Aug/12 2nd O/S
with Deacon
Rachel Slater 26/Aug/12 Lead β

Was nervous for this but it turned out a lot easier than I expected.

Chi Cheng 26/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Now that I can jam was such a good route. May try and solo it next time. Wish it was twice as long tho.

dannyboy83 23/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Brilliant, why has it taken me so long to get to Higgar!

johnwarburton 19/Aug/12 Lead dog

Have led it twice before on this attempt greased out of the jams on every move found it desperate, 1 fall got desperate leg cramp just before the top all in a nightmare ascent

with Guy Fox Kelly
Hidden 18/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 18/Aug/12 Lead dog
Hidden 18/Aug/12 -
fatbuoybazza 11/Aug/12 2nd rpt

Still ace

with deborah
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead dog
Hidden 08/Aug/12 2nd
davewsargent 08/Aug/12 Lead dog
with mike dowsett
WillDoyle 08/Aug/12 Lead dog
MikeDowsett 08/Aug/12 2nd dog

Needed to rest to get jammed gear out.

Sam Cooke 02/Aug/12 Lead dog

A fall took my onsight along with the skin from my hands. Will be back.

SteveHi 02/Aug/12 2nd dog

Thought I could jam ... Turns out I can't

with Sam Cooke
Hidden 28/Jul/12 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Jul/12 2nd dog
Stoff 14/Jul/12 Lead dog

An absolute nightmare. Learnt that I can't jam !

with gpcomps
gpcomps 14/Jul/12 Lead dnf

Need to work on my jamming technique

Hidden 12/Jul/12 Lead dog
belay bunny turned bad 09/Jul/12 Lead
with loundsy
Hidden 09/Jul/12 2nd
timmyhobby 03/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Jul/12 Lead dog
WayneR ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 27/Jun/12 Lead
Hidden 27/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Pythonist 27/Jun/12 Lead RP

First attempt was spat off where the crack widens, but second attempt went smoothly. One of the big ticks that I've been a afraid of for years...

Kirill 24/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Good value for VS! The top half was a bit wet which probably made it harder.

with Dina
Hidden 21/Jun/12 Lead O/S
SPD224 17/Jun/12 2nd
with Jim Hardwick
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead dnf
Hidden 12/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Cake 12/Jun/12 2nd rpt
Hidden 12/Jun/12 Lead O/S
climbinmunkey 10/Jun/12 Lead dog

Didn't commit to the jams soon enough and got spat out. Then enjoyed perfect hand jams to the top! I'm learning.

with Helen
helenstuart 10/Jun/12 2nd dog
with Mike
DaveFidler 05/Jun/12 2nd O/S
with Paul
atom 05/Jun/12 Lead β

Bomber hand jamming all the way

Brian Rodgers 04/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Mike Todd, Ian Wyatt
Tamati ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Jethro ?/Jun/12 2nd
JRigby ?/Jun/12 2nd
BillyRidal ?/Jun/12 Lead O/S

Grim climb.

MarkRoe 28/May/12 Lead O/S
Morwood 28/May/12 Lead O/S


gillywillyhoo 28/May/12 2nd
Jimbo C 24/May/12 Lead O/S

The best crack climb on grit so far for me. Every jam is spot on. It's pumpy for sure, but VS 4c and fairly high in the grade is right.

with Dan
Dan Geh 23/May/12 Lead O/S

Pumpy little climb, but amazing, one of my favourite cracks.

AMJ098 23/May/12 2nd O/S
with Dan Geh
drysori 17/May/12 2nd
with Andy Gray
Sidekick 17/May/12 Lead O/S
Peakpdr 02/May/12 -
esther ?/May/12 Lead
Lewis Stewart 21/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with George
R0bbie 15/Apr/12 2nd
with Taba
masa-alpin 15/Apr/12 Lead RP

Climbed cleanly this time - when I climbed it in July 2006 as the onsight attempt, I ended up taking 3 rests. Later on this day I seconded Doug, too, who lead it with trainers on.

with Doug S
Hidden 15/Apr/12 2nd dnf
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 27/Mar/12 2nd dog
Hidden 13/Mar/12 2nd O/S
Nick1812P 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Jamie
Andy Moles 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Malc
john lynch 01/Mar/12 2nd rpt
with Lewis Andrew
Hidden ?/Mar/12 Lead
MartinPL 25/Feb/12 Lead β

preplaced gear (from my 1st attempt)

Carter 19/Feb/12 Lead dog

Took my first ever trad fall on this, though jamming is clearly a skill I lack ...

IrfanM 19/Feb/12 2nd dog

Need to work on jamming :P

Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead dog
Drew M 19/Feb/12 2nd rpt
with Job
MeMeMe 07/Jan/12 Lead

Fell off this maybe 10 or 12 years ago when I was first leading, nice to finally do it. Really steady jamming and good gear.

matt perks ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
matt perks ??/2012 Lead
matt perks ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
Tony Kartawick ??/2012 -
James Oswald ??/2012 2nd RP

Ace. Really really good second time round. hard though!

with Masa
PAJames ??/2012 -
Nick Sillem ??/2012 -
Hidden ??/2012 Solo
admackie ??/2012 -
Hidden 19/Nov/11 Lead rpt
Andy Peak 1 02/Nov/11 Lead

warm up for the rasp

with phill ukc
mattorford 30/Oct/11 Lead

proper gritstone jamming

Hidden 30/Oct/11 Lead
Mr. K 23/Oct/11 Lead dnf

Looks like I need to go back to jamming school. =o( This felt harder than most HVS's I've done!

Mr. K 23/Oct/11 2nd rpt
James Oswald 23/Oct/11 Lead O/S

After Kyle backed off. desperate for vs!

Rob Davies 23/Oct/11 Lead

Easy when you can feel your hands!

with Phil Ashton
Hidden 07/Oct/11 Lead dog
Bry 03/Oct/11 TR β
Bry 03/Oct/11 Lead dnf
Calder 01/Oct/11 2nd

Tried on lead - not a warm up!

with Mike B, Mark
Diggler 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Mike Buddle, Calder
Hidden 26/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Sep/11 TR rpt
max_chan 22/Sep/11 Lead O/S
with Sam PCC
augustus trout 18/Sep/11 Lead dog
Hidden 13/Sep/11 Lead
claregardiner 11/Sep/11 Lead dog
richyg 11/Sep/11 -
rich_hw 09/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Sep/11 2nd rpt

really enjoyed today

henry peter jenkins 04/Sep/11 Lead β
tom.ireson 04/Sep/11 Lead O/S
pelvoux 03/Sep/11 Lead O/S

1st climb of the day, great route

with Mario, Natalio
Hidden 03/Sep/11 Lead β
Jack00 02/Sep/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 30/Aug/11 Lead rpt
althesin 28/Aug/11 2nd dog

wet, cold and windy- August in the UK

with Reds
Reds 28/Aug/11 Lead dog
Hidden 28/Aug/11 2nd O/S
jon_gill1 28/Aug/11 Lead dog

great route but annoyingly a had to rest twice!!!the supposed crux at the roof was easy,i found the crux to be near the top!more jamming practice needed although might be wise not to climb in extreme winds with threat of rain and a horrific hang over!glad my second enjoyed it more!

keith Lonsdale 27/Aug/11 2nd
with Mark Elwell
Hidden 25/Aug/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 25/Aug/11 2nd
Hidden 25/Aug/11 Lead rpt
shouter 18/Aug/11 Lead
fatbuoybazza 13/Aug/11 2nd rpt

Belayed young fella who was gonnae shunt it

with Student mike
fatbuoybazza 13/Aug/11 Lead rpt

So good i had tae lead it again..

Hidden 03/Aug/11 2nd O/S
Steve Lenartowicz 01/Aug/11 Lead
with Clare
w.pettet-smith ?/Aug/11 Solo O/S

bloody marvelous

CurlyStevo ?/Aug/11 Lead

very happy to get this clean, hands are a bit scratched but actually much better than expected! Timed this just right it was a challenge and a proper fight but doable. Grade wise well to keep in sync with grit HVS cracks I can see why it gets vs and the hardest move is mid grade 4c tops, but after a lot of thought I can't see why HVS 4c wouldn't also be appropriate, there doesn't seem to be any/many of these on grit with good gear (but way too many vs 4b), I'd see it in the well protected but pumpy swanage style! Anyway whatever the grade it was a great route!

with Kenny
Hidden 26/Jul/11 2nd O/S
Jack Loftus 26/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with Nick
Hidden 26/Jul/11 TR
andybirtwistle 24/Jul/11 2nd
with Mark Elwell, Keith Lonsdale
Tony Holdsworth 21/Jul/11 Lead rpt
with Ian Holtby
Edd Reed 13/Jul/11 Lead dnf

Need bigger guns/more skill/skin/balls?

with Donna Mawson
bwestwood 12/Jul/11 Lead O/S
pie_eater_pete 12/Jul/11 2nd O/S
with bwestwood
tomjagger ?/Jul/11 2nd dog
with Matt Cooke
Keendan 28/Jun/11 Lead RP

Unfinished business from my over confident days when starting out. VS 4c if you jam. Impossibly hard if you don't...

gary.barr 03/Jun/11 Lead dog

Got completely spanked all over the shop by this route! Much harder the the grade suggestes.

Hidden 02/Jun/11 Solo dnf
Hidden 28/May/11 2nd dog 28/May/11 Lead
with jamesca
Laurence Everitt 21/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Lead
Alex 74 21/May/11 2nd
with Ian c
Goodstuff 17/May/11 Lead O/S
Homebrew165 17/May/11 2nd dog
with Goodstuff
Hidden 12/May/11 Lead O/S
busdriver 12/May/11 2nd
with Dell, Nina, Chris, Neil
JRae 07/May/11 Lead
cheeky 06/May/11 Lead dnf
cheeky 06/May/11 2nd dog
mark4344 06/May/11 Lead dog

if like me you can't fist jam, this is a really tricky climb. took at leat 3 rests, when I never struggle on VS routes.

with Matt Payne
philboy 25/Apr/11 Lead dnf
Hidden 25/Apr/11 Lead O/S
CharlieMack 20/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with David
Hidden 19/Apr/11 Lead
Lenny 16/Apr/11 Lead dog

Its not over yet, as soon as the skin graft on the hands have healed I will be back!

with Paul
Graeme Hammond 08/Apr/11 2nd rpt
Hidden 08/Apr/11 Lead
Hidden 03/Apr/11 Lead dog
Hidden 03/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden ?/Mar/11 Lead dog
JEP ??/2011 -
walts4 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 Lead
Dave Rumney ??/2011 -
Sean Kelly ??/2011 -
Gareth H ??/2011 -
pasbury ??/2011 -
mwatson ??/2011 -
kwaidy ??/2011 TR rpt
Hidden ??/2011 -
gazfellows 13/Nov/10 2nd
madasten 13/Nov/10 Lead O/S

Perfect, just perfect! Sustained, technical, bomber gear, bomber jams... not pumpy but definitely cost me some skin.

with Gaz
Alistair Corbett 07/Nov/10 2nd
sam corbett 07/Nov/10 Lead O/S

loved it!

with Alistair Corbett
glennofsheff 06/Nov/10 Lead dog

well and truly kicked my ass!!!!!! hardest vs ive done by a mile.

hellboundblr 17/Oct/10 Lead

Skin shredding goodness. Fantastic jams, tough but still VS 4c.

Pete Nugent 17/Oct/10 2nd rpt
with Bryan R
Olli-C 13/Oct/10 2nd dog
with Chi
Chi Cheng 13/Oct/10 Lead O/S

What a climb. Very scary if you can't trust your jams.

with Dylan Kenworthy, Olli Crudge
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead dog
Hidden 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
nic42 02/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Jack
Hidden 02/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Oct/10 Lead rpt
joese7en 30/Sep/10 Lead O/S

best VS ever!!!

Jim Slater 16/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Grahame Clarke
Graeme Hammond 16/Sep/10 Lead rpt
with Ian
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd
Hidden 16/Sep/10 2nd
chrisbussell 14/Sep/10 Lead dog

Made a bit a mess of this, must learn jams

with Tim O'Neill
nickmattia 12/Sep/10 Lead O/S
fatbuoybazza 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Flamin amazin, and hardly a scratch from the jammin..

with phil
thomasadixon 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Chuffed to manage it! Not hard really just trust your jams...steep though.

with Becca
BeccaSnowden 05/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Very very happy to get it! :D :D Spent ages standing around after the crux, and then found the next section equally hard. Hardest VS i've ever done but not done alot of jamming routes.

with Tom
Dave Foster 04/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Piece of piss. Stick yer 'ands in and tonk.

with Si 2
Hidden 04/Sep/10 2nd dog
haydng 30/Aug/10 2nd rpt
with John, Hannah
9fingerjon 30/Aug/10 2nd dog
with Owen
Cake 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S

Got fully pumped and sweaty because it was the last thing I did for the day. It is certainly harder work than a lot of HVSs. Midges didn't help. Midges at Higgar!

with Jon, Matt
ChrisBrooke 30/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Adam
stimpey 29/Aug/10 2nd dog
with Pete, Davina
petegunn 29/Aug/10 Lead
with Davina & Steve
Hidden 29/Aug/10 2nd O/S
Karl Wooffindin 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with Ellie Pygall
troym 22/Aug/10 2nd dog
with Paul Ireland
koalapie 22/Aug/10 Lead dog
frume 22/Aug/10 Lead dog

This was my last VS climb until I'd ticked all the VS climbs from the top 50 climbs of Eastern Grit by rockfax. Very disapointed to report that it's the only one I've dogged, needed a rest after being too pumped. I clearly need more jamming practise before I can tick this climb.

with mark, Ben, Troy, Rory Juss
Hidden 22/Aug/10 Lead dog
benjizac 22/Aug/10 2nd
dave o 18/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Julia H
burto 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with dangerous dave
Pown 17/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with burto
zombie_pat 15/Aug/10 TR dog
with Merlin, Nick
ranga 15/Aug/10 2nd dog
suffolknick 15/Aug/10 TR dog

Oh dear god

clams 15/Aug/10 Lead O/S


with NB
ajc 10/Aug/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Aug/10 Lead O/S
jtree03 23/Jul/10 Lead
with Tony
Hidden 03/Jul/10 Lead dnf
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
Hidden ?/Jul/10 Lead
howlingbaboon 30/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Rob
schaff 24/Jun/10 Lead O/S
with Dan
Hidden 20/Jun/10 Lead O/S
valentinesbabe 20/Jun/10 2nd O/S

Fancied the climb but wasn't feeling strong enough to take it on as a lead so when I got the opportunity to second to strip the gear I jumped at the chance. Glad I did, awesome climb, great moves though quite sustained and therefore strenuous. Found the crux straightforward but the last moves towards the top with pumped arms were hard going. What a buzz to get up it!!! Cheers to Jim for leading it and giving me the opportunity to take it on!

bobpilgrem 11/Jun/10 Lead dnf

Managed crux- and then fell from what appeared to be last hard move ! Found jams all a bit slippy and thin- great route - will try again !

with Bob/Tom
Hidden 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Alexandre Buisse 05/Jun/10 Lead O/S

Such lovely jamming!

Tez29 03/Jun/10 Lead β

Retro flash, tried three years ago and found it absolutely desperate. Was an absolute piece of piss this time. Lovely route.

with Tom, Ivan
dickie01 30/May/10 Lead O/S
with Nick Briggs
JeromeT 17/May/10 Lead O/S
tom.e 15/May/10 Lead O/S
with Claire
remus 15/May/10 Solo rpt
benkelsey 15/May/10 Lead dog

first ever jamming crack, pulled on one friend about half way up, good though, once you realise how solid some of the jams are

with Allun
liamoloughlin 15/May/10 2nd
Mike_Hayes 15/May/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 12/May/10 2nd dog
Hidden 03/May/10 Lead
monsteratt 01/May/10 Lead O/S

Enjoyable, but tough going. Felt like I was pretty close to coming off near the top.

with Ben Hills
nickwhimster 01/May/10 Lead dog

one fall just before top, gutted!

with Matt Barnet
Keendan 01/May/10 Lead dnf

Tried to avoid jamming didn't I. That was silly

Hidden ?/May/10 Lead O/S
Dave Musgrove Jnr 27/Apr/10 Solo rpt
with Nic Sellars
davidwright 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Sam
Hidden 24/Apr/10 2nd
tomB 18/Apr/10 Lead dog
with Juliette
mark20 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
climbing_rocks1983 11/Apr/10 2nd dog
with Kieran
bnewman 11/Apr/10 Lead O/S

Outstanding. Stonking jams all the way.

with Amelia
tebs 08/Apr/10 Lead O/S

I thought this was very hard. Placed gear above the bulge then downclimbed for a rest. Easy enough to place and haul on the jams (I'm slowly improving at this major weakness), but tricky to get over the bulge, and strenous. Happy enough to call it VS though it's pretty brutal at the grade. Certainly harder than lots of the E1s I've done!

with Chris
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Solo O/S
Andy Peak 1 21/Mar/10 Lead

brilyant! the very best qwality of the grade

with H washbrook
david morse 31/Jan/10 Lead RP

One fall then pulled ropes and sent. Not happy to blow onsight!

with Emily B
Seymore Butt ??/2010 -
TonyF ??/2010 Lead
Phil PBC ??/2010 -
ross hold ??/2010 Lead dnf
Ken Taylor ??/2010 -
kermit_uk ??/2010 Lead O/S
with Steve Woolass
Hidden ??/2010 Lead O/S
mattyork2 05/Dec/09 2nd
with Johnny Richard
Bristoldave 05/Dec/09 Lead O/S
with Helen
Hidden 31/Oct/09 Lead O/S
bigie bob 28/Oct/09 Solo O/S
BrettB 23/Oct/09 Lead
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd
Hidden 17/Oct/09 Lead dnf
JLS 11/Oct/09 Lead dnf
with Jacqui
Hidden 11/Oct/09 Lead rpt
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Oct/09 2nd
with Tom Bridgeland
JackMountains 22/Sep/09 Lead dog

Hangover + 6am = got eaten

with David Hakes
PilarMartinez 20/Sep/09 2nd dog

Found it hard for a VS4c

with TheCherokee
Tony Little 19/Sep/09 Lead rpt
with Ed Brown
galpinos 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with Ben T
Em66 19/Sep/09 2nd
with Mat
Bob M 17/Sep/09 Lead

An absolute classic that lived up to all the hype. The only Whillans route that I'm likely to do!

tmawer 10/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with tina
mikeyjbs ?/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with john swan, adam spong, tony bowles, farrow, lachie, davina budd
Alex Winter 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with J. Iles-Smith, C. Prescott
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/09 Lead
Hidden 20/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
mattcyp88 17/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Will Horton, Jon Pownall, Dave Spencer
Hidden 17/Aug/09 2nd O/S
Ardo 13/Aug/09 2nd dnf
with Tim
robin heath 09/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/09 Lead dnf
Hidden 08/Aug/09 TR O/S
climbingrick 08/Aug/09 -
Hidden 01/Aug/09 Lead dnf
IAmAStone 30/Jul/09 Lead dog
with Charlie Jefferson
remus 28/Jul/09 Solo O/S


Conor1 13/Jul/09 2nd dog

Nails. First climb back after 6 months out, but still felt much harder than expected. A good one to test you're jams on - mine need some work.

with Liz
Hidden 08/Jul/09 -
Hidden 03/Jul/09 2nd
Fran S8 ?/Jul/09 Lead
Chris Craggs 26/Jun/09 2nd

As ever - brilliant. Colin led in 2' 35"

with Colin Binks
Rampikino 21/Jun/09 Lead
with Cat
Hidden 16/Jun/09 Lead O/S
jellyfish82 15/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Graeme Hammond 09/Jun/09 2nd rpt
with Rob
cem 07/Jun/09 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jun/09 2nd
Shauna 31/May/09 Lead rpt
with Jules and Morgan
Morgan Woods 31/May/09 2nd O/S

Tough for VS!

with Shauna
Timo Austino 30/May/09 Lead dog

Reet hard when you have zilch jamming ability! I'm not a budding Bob marley!

with Nats
Jonathan Hall 28/May/09 Lead
disturbed_one51 28/May/09 2nd
with Wee man
barrylong 21/May/09 Lead dog

Did the initial roof OK, but then got pumped on the upper crack. Got the jug at the top of the crack, but then needed a rest, place a final Friend, another rest, then finish. Great moves, great jams, great gear. Love to go back and lead it clean when stronger.

with Beccy PCC
Becky E 21/May/09 2nd dog
with Ian PCC
Hidden 09/May/09 Lead dnf
smudge 30/Apr/09 Lead O/S

One of a couple of 'proper' VS's in the Peak! Absolutely classic hand mincing stuff, great if you love jamming. Did it in a howling bitter wind, hands were so cold was in agony after topping out! Really enjoyed it...

with Phil
Phil1967 30/Apr/09 2nd dog

VS My R's. Eventually managed to follow Dan up after coming off on the lead.

with Dan
victim of mathematics 21/Apr/09 Lead O/S

At last! What a route. It fair packs the interest in!

Cornish Merlin 21/Apr/09 2nd
tommytwotone 06/Apr/09 Lead β
with Nigel
Lewis Andrew 02/Apr/09 Lead dog

used it as a warm up ( mistake :-) ) pumpy and harder than vs. good route

with John Lynch
john lynch 01/Apr/09 2nd O/S
with Lewis Andrew
Jim Slater 14/Mar/09 Lead dog

Not the easiest climb as a warm up! Annoyed I didn't get the clean O/S. Fantastic hand jammer.

PanzerHanzler 14/Mar/09 2nd dog

So cold I had hot aches at the top!

with Jim
Harald 02/Mar/09 Lead O/S

Led in down jacket on windy and cold day, no feeling in hands left.

michaelja 02/Mar/09 Lead O/S

cold and windy. fine route. the jamming leaves some visible signs though..

gb83 21/Jan/09 Lead dog

awesome route. fell at crux but safe as houses. not VS 4c

with I.Killey
beardy mike ??/2009 -

Only just 4c if you can Jam. Definately VS - the only reason this could get more is if you can't jam and are weak i.e. unable to place gear. You could put in gear every 5 inchs if you wanted to... of course then you wouldn't be able to climb the route...

keith leonard ??/2009 -
stephenhartley ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Burns
gordonday ??/2009 Lead rpt
Peter Rhodes ??/2009 -
hamish2016 29/Nov/08 Lead O/S
with chris burn
metal arms 28/Nov/08 Lead dog

i clearly cant jam!

Greg M 15/Nov/08 TR
elCapitano 29/Oct/08 Lead O/S

Whipped down from Burbage North to tick this off with half a mind for an attempt on The Rasp. Made a complete pigs ear of it. Didn't help that I couldn't feel my fingers. The pudddle on the top was frozen! And the blood on my hands froze too!

with Lauren
Hidden 19/Oct/08 Lead dog
Mark Walter 19/Oct/08 2nd dog


Hidden ?/Oct/08 2nd
Alex Mason 25/Sep/08 Lead rpt

Think i took a hang on this a few years back when there was snow in the crack, flash pump. todays warm up.

with Skippy
jw231 24/Sep/08 2nd dog
with Al Benson
al99 24/Sep/08 Lead O/S
with James Whitlock
Hidden 16/Sep/08 2nd rpt
drysori ?/Sep/08 Lead
catblack ?/Sep/08 2nd
with rob
Richard Horn 30/Aug/08 2nd
Hidden 29/Aug/08 Lead O/S
barni 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with Oli
OffshoreAndy 28/Aug/08 Lead O/S
with UKC Tim
Tim Steward 27/Aug/08 2nd O/S
with Steve Cayzer
Hidden 22/Aug/08 Lead β
Stig 07/Aug/08 2nd rpt
with Charlie Reade-Jahn
Shauna 06/Aug/08 2nd dog

I only fell off once at the crux. I'm amazed because the rest felt ok.

with Steve
Skell 27/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Kelvin
duncan 23/Jul/08 2nd
with Hugo Glover
TomHaigh 21/Jul/08 Lead O/S
with Mike Pickwell
Hidden 19/Jul/08 Lead dog
Hidden 19/Jul/08 2nd dnf
Franco Cookson OLD 16/Jul/08 Solo dnf

ahhhhhhh, nearly died on this one, well broken legs. A good jam soon turned into a layback, when my feet slipped. A very scary situation and it is a true miracle I didn't smash into that pointy millstone below. LUUUUcky! o, iy. It was also in the dark. ;-)

HimTiggins 24/Jun/08 Lead O/S
with John
Andy Fielding 22/Jun/08 Lead

Has been on my wish list for too long so wasn't going to let a near gale force wind put me off. Superb from bottom to top.

with Mike Gilbert
Guy Wilson 11/Jun/08 2nd O/S
with Gavin Moy
Jesse Dufton 11/Jun/08 Lead
with bob3141
bob3141 11/Jun/08 2nd

Tried leading it, fell off twice at the crux. Then Jesse lead. One to come back to.

mikej 10/Jun/08 Lead
with Rick Naylor
Coel Hellier 08/Jun/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Jun/08 Lead rpt
Hidden 05/Jun/08 Lead dnf
rob wmc 01/Jun/08 Lead dog

I think I embarrased myself! My first Whillans route and I made a right pigs-ear out of it.

with Pete
Stig 29/May/08 Lead O/S

A long cherished and anticipated route which didn't go down without the use of cunning and brute force. Brilliant, a landmark, and the absolute top end of VS.

with Joe
joe larner 10/May/08 Lead O/S

HS. Very straightforward. Brimham VDiff.

Hidden 03/May/08 2nd
Toby 28/Apr/08 Lead β

Can't jam..

with Alex
Hidden 28/Apr/08 Lead O/S
mattyork2 21/Apr/08 Lead O/S
alaan 21/Apr/08 Solo O/S
with Matt
Hidden 12/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Adam Booth 10/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Ed Booth 10/Apr/08 2nd
Mutl3y 02/Apr/08 Lead dog
with Fletch
Hidden 02/Apr/08 2nd
Mutl3y 18/Mar/08 2nd dog


with Matt
Hidden 15/Mar/08 Lead dog
Hidden ?/Mar/08 Lead
IanJackson 10/Feb/08 Solo O/S

7.00am ascent, Pretty soft for the grade, if your soloing!.

Luke Brooks ?/Feb/08 2nd
Adam Humphreys 18/Jan/08 Lead dog

hard for a Vs not so good for first climb of the day

with Dunx
The old James turnbull ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
daveagriff ??/2008 Lead
Hidden ??/2008 -
Andrew Barker ??/2008 Solo rpt

Led this onsight last year, solo was very scary.

Ian Hamer ??/2008 Lead dog

Foot popped on very last move, fell onto hands...Bugger!

with Steve
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Fraser13 ??/2008 Lead O/S
Hidden 01/Nov/07 Solo
Hidden 21/Oct/07 Solo
Somerset swede basher 19/Oct/07 Lead O/S
with Sarah Stirling
Hidden 19/Oct/07 2nd
Ram MkiV 03/Oct/07 Solo

had seconded this a couple of years back. Much easier and more enjoyable now i can jam a bit.

with alex b and (hey) jude (law)
Hidden ?/Oct/07 Lead
Dave Lacey 22/Sep/07 Lead rpt
with Jen, James
fizzy_elephant 05/Sep/07 2nd
with Tim lad, Lloyd
nai 24/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Tim
tlr 24/Aug/07 2nd
with Pom
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 08/Aug/07 2nd rpt

In a midge infested hell!

jonka ?/Aug/07 Lead
with sean
Owen W-G 22/Jul/07 Lead dog

Made it about 3/4 of the way, in the rain, pulled on a cam and aided shamelessly thereafter. Put a dent in my jamming ego. First VS failure since 2004.

with Simon Denison
gregoritos ?/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Dave kettle
Graeme Hammond 15/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Pete aka Dad
Pilch 09/Jun/07 Lead O/S

Ran up it, very pumpy and hard moves, but gear went in easily and i kept going. a psycological milestone for me.

with Graham
jimbobimbo 04/Jun/07 Lead dnf
Hidden 26/May/07 2nd rpt
SecretSquirrel 26/May/07 Lead O/S

i love this route!

timo.t 24/May/07 2nd β
with Rob, Mark
Hidden 19/May/07 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/May/07 Solo rpt
peter myers ?/May/07 Lead
with Peter Garlik, Matt Eyre
Hidden 28/Apr/07 Lead
Raggar 21/Apr/07 2nd

lowered off JB had to lead its not all jamming

with Jon B
Hidden 13/Apr/07 2nd O/S
v.jester ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Tom
Apharri ?/Apr/07 Lead O/S
with Andre Hedger
Xav 11/Mar/07 2nd dog

hrm - confirmed the fact that i cant jam

with sean jacobs
Chad123 10/Mar/07 Lead O/S

Probably is VS if you are very good at jamming, otherwise a bit of a sandbag, quite sustained for such a short length.

with James and Ellie
dan gibson 03/Mar/07 Solo rpt
Hidden ?/Mar/07 2nd
Nicos 13/Feb/07 Solo rpt
with christos liaskos
Rob Kennard ??/2007 -
steve taylor ??/2007 -
Benjones45_99 ??/2007 Lead dog
with Rob Embry
Hidden ??/2007 -
cat22 ??/2007 2nd dog
with Mike
RichardMc ??/2007 Lead
with Angel Vila
Allan Watson 05/Nov/06 Lead
with Nick Underhill-Day
Different Steve 05/Nov/06 Lead rpt
Rampikino 21/Oct/06 Lead

Ian & Liam struggled up this - taking over an hour between them. By their own addmission they don't jam at all so it was hardly surprising. Personally it was right in my territory and I loved it. Solid VS 4c for jammers, harder for those who are not used to the Black Arts.

with MMC Various
Hidden 20/Sep/06 Lead dog
tumbling wizard 17/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 10/Sep/06 Lead O/S
Epic Ebdon 09/Sep/06 2nd dog

A brute!

with Nick Lambert
Hidden ?/Sep/06 Lead dog
Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH 28/Aug/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/06 Lead dog
Hidden 16/Jul/06 Lead rpt
masa-alpin 08/Jul/06 Lead dog

3 rests. Painful!

with Mark Shep
Hidden 24/Jun/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 16/Jun/06 Lead rpt
adam carless 16/Jun/06 2nd O/S
TobyA 01/Jun/06 Lead O/S

First route of the day with no warm-up so felt tough. Jams all solid, but steep so a lot of weight on the arms whilst pulling between jams.

kevp ?/Jun/06 Lead O/S

Dramas when a cam reversed, then all ok!

with Tom Odling
Hidden 11/May/06 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/06 Lead
alicia 31/Mar/06 Lead O/S
with Fiend
Rob Davies 26/Feb/06 Lead dog

Below freezing, snow on ground, several rests to get feeling back in hands

with Phil Ashton
dan gibson ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 2nd dnf
UndercoverElephant ??/2006 Lead O/S
feilx ??/2006 Lead
Hidden ??/2006 -
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
Chris Davids 21/Dec/05 2nd dog
with Sam
samwelli 21/Dec/05 Lead dog


Hidden 20/Nov/05 2nd dog
Phil West 09/Oct/05 Lead O/S
with Chris Tan
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead O/S
ukb shark 20/Aug/05 Solo O/S
Si dH 18/Aug/05 Lead O/S
with Karl Walton
Matt Bill Platypus 06/Aug/05 2nd dog
Hidden 02/Jul/05 Lead
PenJD 27/Jun/05 Lead O/S
with Ruth Smitton
Strong Steve 23/Jun/05 Lead O/S
reg_measures 18/Jun/05 2nd rpt
with steve burdett
spidey 14/Jun/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/May/05 2nd
reg_measures 13/May/05 2nd rpt
with Ralph
Gman ?/Apr/05 Lead O/S
with Carl
Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe ??/2005 -
Hidden ??/2005 -
Pete Graham ??/2005 Lead O/S
with Dave Morris
JulesV ??/2005 Lead O/S
Derek Ryden ??/2005 -
with Pierre
Peakology ?/Dec/04 Lead O/S

Climbed out of a snowbank on perfect friction and topped out onto an ice rink! SLid off the back.

with cat
Hidden 10/Sep/04 TR dog
Nicos 31/Aug/04 Lead O/S
with tom knight
Ander 12/Jul/04 Lead

What a nasty horrible route- well, I can't jam, can I?

SteveM 07/Jul/04 Lead
with Regina
Mark A Humphries 28/Jun/04 Lead O/S
with Jim
Smelly Fox ?/Apr/04 Lead
with Luisa Giles
haydng ??/2004 Solo O/S
Rik Dawes ??/2004 Lead O/S
mike mo ??/2004 -
with Charlie
Hidden ?/Oct/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/03 2nd O/S
bigphil 14/Jun/03 Lead dog
with Kate
Ropeboy 08/May/03 Lead
Mark Davies PK ?/May/03 Lead O/S
with steve c
tompercy ?/May/03 2nd
with Ollie M, Tom Bridgeland
Hidden 06/Apr/03 Lead
shoulders 05/Apr/03 Lead
with alexis
nickdonohue ?/Feb/03 Lead
with Kath Donohue
Jon Greengrass ??/2003 -
petekeron ??/2003 Lead O/S
mark s ??/2003 Lead
with andi t
duncan 06/Nov/02 Solo rpt
with Hugo Glover
reg_measures 11/Oct/02 Lead O/S

awesome but very very cold

with hugh thomas
AJ007 12/Sep/02 Lead dog
with Dan
DerwentDiluted 10/Sep/02 Lead
with A. Murray
Hidden ?/Sep/02 Lead
dan_o_b ?/Sep/02 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/02 2nd dog
Hidden 24/Jul/02 2nd
Dave Musgrove Jnr ?/Jun/02 Lead rpt
dan gibson 31/May/02 Solo
Hidden 26/May/02 Solo rpt
Hidden 23/Mar/02 Lead
Hidden ??/2002 -
Hidden ?/Aug/01 Lead rpt
Hidden 22/Jul/01 2nd
Budge 05/Jul/01 Lead O/S
chrishedgehog 19/Jun/01 Lead dog
with Jen Dargue
snowy owl 14/Jun/01 2nd
tuftynick ??/2001 -
DubyaJamesDubya ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Martin Flint
CrashMat Rob 12/Aug/00 Lead
with Miles, Martin Whelan, Nicky
Hidden 07/Jul/00 2nd
Hidden 07/Jul/00 Lead O/S
Roget 23/Apr/00 Solo rpt
tlr ??/2000 Lead
jonka ??/2000 2nd
with anth
Boy ??/2000 -
Bullybones ??/2000 -
marcoleptic ??/2000 Lead O/S
with Akhil
VPJB ??/2000 -
Hidden 26/Sep/99 Lead
Hidden 12/Aug/99 2nd
Jon Read ?/Aug/99 Lead O/S
nigehughes ?/Jul/99 Lead
with Ian Beddoes
Hidden 28/Mar/99 Solo
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 Lead
Hidden ??/1999 -
ste_d 28/Sep/98 Lead O/S
with mik
Dave Musgrove Jnr 19/Sep/98 Solo
with Al Willoner
Hidden ?/Sep/98 2nd dog
stokienomad ?/Jul/98 Lead
with Dave Mountford
kato'sdad ?/Jun/98 2nd
RobSimmo ?/Jun/98 Lead
DavidEvans 13/May/98 Lead rpt
with SCUM, Chris Gilligan
DavidEvans 27/Feb/98 Lead dog
with Iestyn Lewis, Simon Pearce, Diane Merrick
CrashMat Rob 10/Jan/98 Lead O/S
with Nicky
stokienomad ??/1998 Lead
Hidden ??/1998 Lead dog
DavidEvans 22/Oct/97 2nd
DavidEvans 18/Oct/97 2nd
with SCUM, Chris Gilligan
Hidden 14/Sep/97 Lead
Paul-Michael 13/Sep/97 2nd dog

I had just lost plaster after 5 months & took the skin off my left hand, so i was practicaly haled up.

with Paul Nurse
p.crooky#1 05/Aug/97 Lead
with Ecca
Hidden 12/Jul/97 Lead dog
Hidden 12/Jul/97 Lead
migs493 03/May/97 Lead O/S
five ?/May/97 Lead dog
grazedandconfused ??/1997 2nd
with tim darlow
kp64zl ?/Oct/96 Lead dog
K1 ?/Jul/96 Lead
with Kevin Davey
Hidden ?/Jul/96 Lead
Laramadness 06/Jun/96 Lead
ajoliver ?/Jun/96 Lead O/S

I don't recall the exact date, but this is my favorite VS

StevePr ??/1996 Lead

Tremendous route, tough on the hands!

with Alan
rurp ??/1996 Lead O/S
rc ??/1996 -
Gudge ??/1996 2nd O/S
fellgazelle ??/1996 Lead rpt
with Alan Haigh
Gordon Stainforth 23/Aug/95 2nd
with John Cutcliffe, Mick--
Gordon Stainforth 12/Aug/95 2nd
with Joe--, Malc Baxter
Roget 15/Jul/95 2nd O/S
Hidden 17/Jun/95 Lead O/S
IanGilbertJones ??/1995 Solo O/S
ColdAndWet ??/1995 AltLd
Hidden 08/Oct/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Jan/94 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1994 Lead O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/93 2nd
Hidden 09/Jul/93 2nd β
Hidden ??/1993 Solo
crossleysm ??/1993 Lead O/S
Chris Ellis 24/Aug/92 Lead
walts4 24/Aug/92 2nd
IanD353 ?/Aug/92 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Aug/92 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/92 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 03/May/92 Lead O/S
with KM
wbo 03/Mar/92 Lead G/U
WB ??/1992 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 14/Apr/91 Solo O/S
charlesmfrench 14/Apr/91 Solo O/S
Billg ??/1991 Lead O/S
with Dave Gregory
samt 30/May/90 Lead

With someone from Castle CC too [shrug]

with Tigger
steve prior ?/May/90 Lead
with Rob W
Hidden 01/Apr/90 Solo
John Roe ?/Apr/90 2nd
with Nige Hughes
nigehughes ?/Mar/90 Lead
with John Roe
Marti999 ??/1990 Lead
Andy Say 01/Oct/89 Lead
Hidden ??/1989 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1989 -
Hidden ??/1989 -
Sean Kelly ?/Apr/88 Lead
with Andy Roberts
goi.ashmore 02/Mar/88 Lead RP
with Dave Forster
Hidden 25/Oct/87 Solo
BigHairyIan 21/Jun/87 2nd dog

Hard work. I still have the scar tissue now!

GuySummers 21/Jun/87 Lead
Carl Hamer ??/1987 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/86 Solo O/S
Hidden 11/May/85 Lead
Mark Kemball 30/Jun/84 Solo
Hidden ?/Aug/83 Lead
Hammy 27/Mar/82 2nd
with Fai Kwong
mike bridges 09/Aug/81 TR O/S
with Pat Meeds, Neil Gregory
Chris Terrey 22/Mar/81 Lead
with Gerry Dunford, Ken Taylor
Ghastly Rubberfeet ??/1981 Lead
duncan ?/Jul/80 Lead O/S
rogerskews 21/Jun/80 Lead
with Martin Coward
babymoac 31/May/80 Lead
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
robinsi197 ??/1980 -
paul__in_sheffield ??/1980 Lead
uphillnow ?/Jun/76 Lead
with Al Bennett
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC ??/1975 -
with Phil Smith
Dave Musgrove 04/Aug/74 -
clanger ??/1972 -
greenbuoy 18/Jul/71 Lead

Love it! My style of climbing - hands rather bloody at the end. graded VS in 1971

with Bob ?
Chris Craggs ??/1971 Lead

With Steve Warwick

mikej 21/Jun/68 Lead
with Geoff Williams
RichardMc 26/Feb/67 2nd dnf
with Ian Stromberg
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