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Ticklists: Through Routes!, Lakeland's Best Multi-pitch Routes up to HVS.

Hidden 02/Jan AltLd
Hidden 02/Jan AltLd
Natalie feather ?/Dec/16 -

moved together, and through the ears lots of fun. Cheeky December trad day

Hidden 05/Nov/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 26/Oct/16 AltLd
joeflan 15/Oct/16 Solo O/S
Hidden 27/Sep/16 2nd
ladislav 17/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Phil Wickens, Andy
Naomi.P 16/Sep/16 AltLd

Did p2 and 3. Still can't get up through the ears. Glad to lead p3 this time!

Eloise_SW 16/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
with Naomi
Hidden 16/Sep/16 Lead O/S
ChrisRich 15/Sep/16 AltLd O/S
emshaw 15/Sep/16 2nd dog

Really tricky bits. Especially difficult as the sun went down. Todd led all pitches.

with BonBon
Hidden 14/Sep/16 AltLd
Tim Rodgers 14/Sep/16 AltLd
MartinLister 14/Sep/16 AltLd
with Peter Brown
runwildjohn 05/Sep/16 AltLd

I led p1, 2 and 4; Alice led p3.

Adam Jackson kw 24/Aug/16 Lead
Hidden 08/Aug/16 Lead
Angie Jones 25/Jul/16 2nd
with Badger
crabtreer 21/Jul/16 Lead O/S
with Swampy
abi.k.l 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S

I did pitches 1 and 3. David took pitch 2. 1 was green but rapid and scrambley. Needed very little gear. 2 had the awkward 'ears' right above the belay pitch- was relieved David didn't fall here! I certainly wasn't graceful up here on second. Final pitch involved a fairly bold traverse over to a super cheeky V-shaped crack system. It was fairly steep but had sporadic lovely holds which made it look as though it could be done with relatively ease without having to jam everything into the offwidth to the right... Not the case! Much grunting later I made it to the top of the offwidth and then had a fairly gentle climb to the tree belay.

with David
CMoore 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
with tunnah
alisoncraig94 17/Jul/16 AltLd

Led first pitch got very lost on after the cave and ended up on a scramble to the top so abseiled down to what we now know was below the traverse, led a tough pitch up to a little belay at the end of the traverse then headed up rightwards to the top.

tunnah 17/Jul/16 Solo O/S
David Kay 17/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
Jack Ridley 14/Jul/16 AltLd O/S
xusa 12/Jul/16 2nd
Elastic Jones 12/Jul/16 Lead rpt
with Spanny
colin milton 12/Jul/16 Lead
with jenny
Richard Fletcher 11/Jul/16 -
magik_bob 05/Jul/16 Lead
Hidden 16/Jun/16 2nd dnf
James Horner 07/Jun/16 Lead rpt

Sam's first outdoor climb, very wet today. Interesting rope work to get through the cave. Beautiful Views

with Sam Robinson
Hidden 05/Jun/16 Lead
Juliankitesurfer 02/Jun/16 AltLd

Did P2

with Simon Raven
Hidden 02/Jun/16 AltLd rpt
jongled 31/May/16 2nd O/S
Anti-faff 30/May/16 Lead O/S

Fantastic route, especially the top pitch which felt pretty stiff for Severe.

with Mike
elnombremike 30/May/16 2nd

The last pitch is brilliant, in particular the traverse! Would have been a scary one to lead for myself! Definitely would like to take it on in the future.

with Tom
jayray 28/May/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 17/May/16 Solo
Tony Jones 17/May/16 AltLd

Um, 'alt lead' might be pushing it: two easy pitches. I claim it nonetheless!

with Lee, Graham
Ade7 16/May/16 Lead rpt
with Sam C
Hidden 16/May/16 2nd rpt
Petarghh 13/May/16 Lead
cclason 11/May/16 2nd
Hidden 11/May/16 Lead
MSchobitz 02/May/16 AltLd rpt
with Rory Wadsworth
Calum Wadsworth 02/May/16 Lead

lead some sort of off route variation of the first pitch which ended me on jackdaw ridge so we could scramble over to the start of black icicle. Think I missed the best bits of this route...

with Tom A
jonhowson 30/Apr/16 AltLd O/S

The first pitch was jug pulling, the second scrambling over blocks (though the hand traverse was fun if short lived) and all the climbing was on the final pitch. Two stars seems a bit generous.

with Glen
Teappleby 30/Apr/16 AltLd
Wemhead 23/Apr/16 2nd O/S
Elastic Jones 21/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Shem
Albanian 21/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Paul Jordan
Elastic Jones 19/Apr/16 AltLd rpt
with Spanny, Molly
xusa 19/Apr/16 2nd
Oli Greg 19/Apr/16 AltLd
with xusa, John J
paul-jay 17/Apr/16 AltLd
with simon
Joel Miller 16/Apr/16 AltLd O/S
with Robert Malies, Greg Joyner
C Witter 16/Apr/16 Lead O/S

After Brown Slabs, this was something very different - a lot of fun. The scrambling made it feel more organic, somehow, and the set-pieces were exhilarating. Out of the cave, decided to shimmy up to the horizontal crack at the top of a steep block and move out left and over. Looked more exciting than the broken chimney. The traverse was delicate, but a great climax. Taught my patient belayer the most essential principle of seconding: never draw attention to the gaping abyss beneath the leader's feet... but with us both laughing as I fiddled in a hex, so it can't have been that bad... Sun greeted us at the top, where we watched clouds of rain and hail drifting down the valley like lost ghosts.

with J. Wright
tobyk 10/Apr/16 Lead rpt

Hadn't climbed the first or final pitch on this, so had to come back. Final pitch is brilliant!

with Emma Akam
Elastic Jones 09/Apr/16 Lead rpt
with Spanny
xusa 09/Apr/16 2nd
greylag 09/Apr/16 -
chris cockbain 31/Mar/16 Lead rpt
Hidden 25/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
Hidden 25/Mar/16 AltLd
steely 20/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
with luke armitage
PTR101 19/Mar/16 2nd O/S
topsyturvy 15/Mar/16 AltLd O/S
dakidunn 15/Mar/16 AltLd

I lead the first and third pitch. Tris did 2nd.

with Tris
Elastic Jones 12/Mar/16 Lead
with Spanny
xusa 12/Mar/16 2nd
xusa 31/Jan/16 2nd
Hidden ??/2016 -
JSCB ??/2016 -
Clairetin ??/2016 TR
ajk-log ??/2016 AltLd
Ben lad ??/2016 -
jack morris 94 ??/2016 -
Matthewskinner 26/Dec/15 AltLd O/S
with Festa
x12dan34 26/Dec/15 AltLd
ChrisH89 01/Nov/15 Lead O/S
JenShelley 31/Oct/15 AltLd

Rain finally stopped for this one but the rock was still very wet and greasy. I led p2 (slightly undignified squirming up between the "ears") and p3 which felt very exposed in the slippy wet but fortunately took loads of gear.

tmawer 31/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Jen UKC
David Chase 31/Oct/15 2nd

In the wet

with Ben Hirst
MFB 29/Oct/15 Lead rpt
with James
xusa 22/Oct/15 2nd
Elastic Jones 22/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Andy Hall
hally 22/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
with John Jones
Hidden 11/Oct/15 AltLd O/S
John HW 03/Oct/15 -
with Cath
gfpowell ?/Oct/15 Lead O/S
Simnel 27/Sep/15 AltLd
with Tim
Burro 20/Sep/15 -

Bold last pitch

Burty21 16/Sep/15 AltLd
with John Brooks
KMOLL 15/Sep/15 2nd
Hidden 08/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Alpenglow 13/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with Gemma C
Hidden 08/Aug/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 05/Aug/15 AltLd rpt
mark4344 03/Aug/15 Lead
with Tom and James
Dexter JW 30/Jul/15 Solo rpt

Omitted last pitch to avoid the need to rope up

Gatley 30/Jul/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 24/Jul/15 2nd
ynot 24/Jul/15 Lead O/S

Did the Ears which were good sport. Had a bit of a sketch getting the rope jammed in the cave ! Mel did well, managed to do some sort of 'toe hook' to get through the ears ! Then we missed out the traverse & went up the ridge.

with Mel T
Jordangask 22/Jul/15 Lead
mark44 06/Jul/15 AltLd
Clegm 05/Jul/15 AltLd
ChrisNaylor ?/Jul/15 Lead
Fiona Reid 28/Jun/15 AltLd

Led 1 and 3 (traverse). Mike led the "ears". Some entertaining moves through the ears. Traverse is out there. Can see why it now gets HS in new guide. Was cursing having left all the big gear in the car!

with Mike
Mike-W-99 28/Jun/15 AltLd O/S

1st pitch is a bit rubbish but good after that. An entertaining thrutch through the ears and then an airy last pitch.

with Fiona
Hidden 23/Jun/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 23/Jun/15 2nd
HelenWilson 15/Jun/15 AltLd
with Alix Harrower
James Horner 13/Jun/15 AltLd
with Trev
Charlie Zephyr Booth 08/Jun/15 AltLd rpt
with tim millen
Hidden 07/Jun/15 AltLd
ads 07/Jun/15 Lead
xusa 02/Jun/15 2nd O/S
Elastic Jones 02/Jun/15 Lead rpt
with Spanny
G Weatherley ?/Jun/15 AltLd β
with Richard Ive
Wesley Orvis 30/May/15 Lead

Thought the pitch 4 traverse and through the twin cracks was very hard for severe. Fantastic 4th pitch and never get bored of going through the ears.

JB-Rock 16/May/15 AltLd
with tsl42
stephheeley 14/May/15 Lead
runwildjohn 13/May/15 AltLd

Stu led p1+3, I led p2+4.

jonathan_doyle 10/May/15 Lead O/S
with Ben Halley
samkat 04/May/15 AltLd O/S
with Bex
Dawn_K_B 04/May/15 AltLd O/S

P1. Steph's P2 was ace. Sacked it off after that as the top looked uninteresting and the walk off is next to the climb.

with Steph Hunter
mattlyons 04/May/15 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/May/15 AltLd
wallsie68 03/May/15 2nd O/S
dtalbot 02/May/15 Lead
How easy ?/May/15 AltLd
aljones91 28/Apr/15 Lead

Guiding day great route

jvarmstrong 26/Apr/15 AltLd

led p1 & p4

with geoff, yvonne
Hidden 16/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
mackroyd 16/Apr/15 AltLd O/S

MRA 1st pitch 2nd, 3rd and 4th PJN

with Patrick North
barrowclough 12/Apr/15 AltLd O/S
with Spod
dickie.evans 07/Apr/15 Lead
Johnsulli 22/Mar/15 Lead rpt

Really enjoyed the traverse pitch

with Tom Cooper
Hidden 15/Mar/15 -
Hidden 14/Mar/15 2nd
plain kitten ??/2015 -
sinistamonke ??/2015 -
Richard Alderton ??/2015 -
with Liam
FATBOYFAT ??/2015 -
JWrighty ??/2015 -
Cutloose ??/2015 -
Hidden ??/2015 Solo
saffy ??/2015 -
watson.b 20/Nov/14 AltLd rpt
with rich
Dan0Me 20/Nov/14 AltLd O/S
with Daniel Smedley
Hidden 29/Oct/14 AltLd O/S
Dan1898 23/Oct/14 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 2

Dexter JW 18/Oct/14 2nd O/S
Sofie Quist 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S

Forgot my climbing shoes, so lead barefoot. Did the hand traverse after the cave, and finished of with the traverse (S). Really fun and varied route!

with Lewis Walker
michaele 11/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Nigel Bond 27/Sep/14 Lead
with John Sullivan
Johnsulli 27/Sep/14 2nd

Got a bit of rope jam in the cave, and I think we missed the last traverse pitch making it the VD variation

tomowen13 27/Sep/14 AltLd
Jack Hirst 15/Sep/14 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Sep/14 Lead
Matt_C9716 08/Sep/14 AltLd O/S

Lead through the cave and did the hand traverse.

with Matteus
Hidden 06/Sep/14 Lead O/S
chris cockbain 02/Sep/14 AltLd O/S
Bex.Red 30/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Phill_ Thompson 26/Aug/14 -
theplacelives 24/Aug/14 -
Hidden 24/Aug/14 AltLd
practicallypixie 22/Aug/14 AltLd

Led 1, 3 and 5 (all the easy pitches!). Found the traverse a bit scary.

with Duncan
Hidden 22/Aug/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/14 2nd β
kenneM 19/Aug/14 Lead
Will Hunt 18/Aug/14 AltLd dnf

More like "did not start". Matt got about 20m into the first pitch before the heavens opened.

Stevepa 18/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Good route although the cave at the top was a flap to get out of

seanprendiville 04/Aug/14 AltLd
with somethingelse, Tessa
keith hal 27/Jul/14 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2 and 4. Great traverse on pitch 4!!

with martin
martinh13 27/Jul/14 AltLd
with Keith
RLimmer 26/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with John Limmer
stuart34 25/Jul/14 Solo
Hidden 24/Jul/14 AltLd rpt
Hidden 07/Jul/14 Solo O/S
colin8ll 03/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
with Pete Huem
peterjph 03/Jul/14 AltLd O/S
johang 30/Jun/14 Lead O/S

enjoyable, went for the hand traverse instead of through the ears as 2nd wasn't sure she could follow. Not sure I did the correct final pitch either, felt possibly closer to MVSish.... not that it really matters, great little adventure

Puma 28/Jun/14 AltLd

Interesting hand traverse to get around the 'donkey's ears' but more of a scramble below that. I don't think we finished up the correct pitch 4/5!

with Donal, Rob Stone
lithos 28/Jun/14 AltLd
with Puma
Hidden 23/Jun/14 Solo O/S
Steve954 21/Jun/14 2nd β

Really enjoyed this, give the cave a miss, it does not add anything apart from serious rope drag. Going straight up the ears is by far the better option.

r_o_b_h2 17/Jun/14 Lead O/S
with jen wright
Hidden 13/Jun/14 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/14 AltLd O/S
Andy Hewison 02/Jun/14 AltLd O/S

Interesting route, the finish up the v cracks on the wall was a bit spicy,

with Neale
MLH 30/May/14 Lead O/S

V.diff option.

with Andy L-H
Cwallace 26/May/14 AltLd
nwakeman 21/May/14 AltLd O/S
with Alan Roder
Mark Fairhurst 21/May/14 Lead O/S
lisafer 18/May/14 -
with Walter
daWalt 18/May/14 Lead O/S
with Lisa
philgillespie 17/May/14 2nd
Jan T 17/May/14 2nd
with Bill Wiseman
MSchobitz 03/May/14 Lead O/S
with USMC
Naomi.P 03/May/14 AltLd O/S

Lead 2nd pitch through cave (bad mistake for rope getting caught), wussed out of doing the ears and did the traverse instead. Did some of the scramble 3rd pitch then James lead the (exposed) top pitch

Oli Beswick 01/May/14 Lead O/S
sarahjk ?/May/14 Lead
mistymarsh ?/May/14 2nd
Harry Shuell 29/Apr/14 Solo
Jonathan Spooner 29/Apr/14 Solo
TheNorthDwarf 27/Apr/14 Lead

2 pitch thought the chimney was interesting :L

with Jamie Batey
Wesley Orvis 26/Apr/14 Lead

through the ears

Hidden 25/Apr/14 Lead
GermanAlex 20/Apr/14 Lead O/S

nice, some entertaining moves

with Stefan
sheelba 16/Apr/14 AltLd
Ste Ridd 12/Apr/14 AltLd
with Danny, M.Sadler
Shaw Brown 12/Apr/14 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/14 2nd
duffy82 ?/Apr/14 2nd
Callum Smith ?/Apr/14 Lead
wilsonthewarrior ?/Apr/14 AltLd

Hard for a Severe

55pete55 31/Mar/14 AltLd
dapperdan 15/Mar/14 2nd O/S

Skipped traverse to make it VD

Hidden 09/Jan/14 AltLd O/S
petegunn 09/Jan/14 AltLd

Dry rock! First route of 2014.

with Davina
rocktraveller ??/2014 -
jamieB707 ??/2014 AltLd
with connall brown
Andrew Duncan ??/2014 AltLd O/S
Cragstrong 23/Nov/13 AltLd O/S

I lead the awkward cave pitch and Rico lead the traverse. An okay climb for bad weather, BUT note that it is a bit of an adventure!

with Rico Naf
Jim-Roberts-1987 02/Nov/13 Lead O/S
with Various; instructing novices
jonlord 17/Oct/13 Lead
rubisco 13/Oct/13 AltLd O/S
vanderz 29/Sep/13 Solo O/S
Turkey Stephenson 29/Sep/13 2nd O/S

brilliant traverse

Madden 29/Sep/13 Lead O/S
with Jamie Batey
welchy29 29/Sep/13 2nd
RossCallender 29/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
DanChad 28/Sep/13 2nd O/S

Last pitch was good but not worth 2 stars in my book.

with Paul Deane, Chris Murray
Le Chevalier Mal Fet 28/Sep/13 AltLd

Odd climb. Pitch 1 and 3 were little more than a scramble. Pitch 2 was interesting but short, and pitch 4 was at the top of the grade I reckon. Very photogenic situation.....shame I forgot the camera.

Hidden 28/Sep/13 Lead
Hidden 28/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
crossdressingrodney 24/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
victim of mathematics 24/Sep/13 AltLd rpt

Led P2 & 4. Great fun.

Hidden 23/Sep/13 AltLd O/S
mjackson 22/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Sep/13 2nd O/S
thomaspomfrett 02/Sep/13 2nd O/S
with Joe Callaghan
Hidden 01/Sep/13 -
Sue Underwood 26/Aug/13 Lead

Attempted the donkey's ears but backed off - I have the bruises to show I tried. Did the traverse instead. Didn't climb optional last pitch.

baldy.matt 26/Aug/13 2nd
with Sue
John Lavelle 22/Aug/13 2nd rpt
barney@helmshore 19/Aug/13 -
with James W
Hidden 19/Aug/13 2nd
Joel Perkin 16/Aug/13 Lead O/S

Mood was marred by a huge pile of human excrement on one of the ledges I had to negotiate.

tennantbell 13/Aug/13 AltLd
Hidden 13/Aug/13 -
anaesthetic 10/Aug/13 AltLd O/S

VD variation. Led 1 and 3.

with Mark
RagingSphere 10/Aug/13 AltLd dog
with Annes
Hidden 08/Aug/13 Solo
ned_85 07/Aug/13 AltLd
erbridger 07/Aug/13 AltLd
with nedly14
Harry Ellis 06/Aug/13 AltLd
hils theaker 06/Aug/13 AltLd
with Harry
Adam Laver 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Seconded the first part of Hee-Haw up to the traverse and then resumed the route. Excellent variation.

MartinJWood 21/Jul/13 Lead O/S

Climbed the first part of Hee-Haw up to the traverse and then resumed the route. Excellent variation.

Tony Roberts 21/Jul/13 2nd O/S

4a Variation (VD) up Jackdaw Ridge

Hidden 21/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
Killianmurphy 18/Jul/13 AltLd O/S
willworkforfoodjnr 12/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Took the easy finish

with Andy Makison
Brian Smith 84 09/Jul/13 AltLd O/S

Traversed out of cave to avoid "the ears"! Great route!

with Matt Newton
Chelsey Robinson 19/Jun/13 Lead O/S

Could not fight through the ears. Top traverse pitch scary!!!

with James Seed
andysroom 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
K Farrell 16/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Andy P
MarkRoe 10/Jun/13 AltLd O/S
with Shelley OBrien, Charlie Delorie
mfisher 10/Jun/13 Solo rpt

VD missing out traverse pitch

with Charlie, Shelley, Mark Roe
shelleyo 10/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with mark roe, Charlie
DelorieC13 10/Jun/13 AltLd β

First lead ever, just the 1st pitch. Very easy going with gear placement assistance from Mark Roe climbing solo.

with Shelley OBrien, Mark Roe
Phil Bullock ?/Jun/13 2nd
A Jackson ?/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Paul_scott89 31/May/13 AltLd β

Lead first and second as one and then Adam lead the rest going off to the right avoiding the severe section.

morsy 25/May/13 AltLd
with peter berwick
Pete23 25/May/13 AltLd
with Stephen Mors
sims 22/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Jonno
Peter Howlett 17/May/13 Lead O/S
jacko120 17/May/13 2nd
55pete55 14/May/13 AltLd
MLH 13/May/13 2nd O/S


with Dave Buckett
Blisco 06/May/13 AltLd

Led p2 through the ears. Finished up Jackdaw Ridge (neither of us liked the look of the proper finish).

MartinLister 06/May/13 AltLd
with Peter Brown
sam26051 05/May/13 AltLd
with Nadine Fecht
Hidden 05/May/13 AltLd
AlexFletcher 05/May/13 Lead

Lead every pitch, got a bit lost!

with Juliette Linford
JulietteALinford 05/May/13 2nd

Lead final pitch

Hidden 04/May/13 AltLd
nclarey 04/May/13 AltLd O/S
with Tom Eveleigh
LovelyMrTom 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

Lead pitches 1, 3 and 5 (the crappy ones)

maria85 04/May/13 2nd O/S
with Andy C, Ronnie
TomCooksey 04/May/13 AltLd O/S

Led 1st & 3rd pitches, Paul Baxter led the "cave" 2nd pitch and the rather bold 4th pitch traverse.

Hidden 04/May/13 Lead
ChrisGreen 30/Apr/13 AltLd rpt

Joe led 1st and 3rd pitch, I led 2nd and 4th.

with Joe
kato'sdad 28/Apr/13 AltLd


RobSimmo 28/Apr/13 AltLd
biggianthead 19/Apr/13 -
with G
tom.dodo 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S

I think going between the donkey's ears is what makes it severe. Enjoyed that and felt a bit overhanging, but placed the protection, pulled myself up and done it. Nice traverse at the end, and great belay stance at the top, with a sunny derwentwater greeting my first Severe lead of the year.

with Andy (Penrith)
Kat4kgb 07/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Paul Mckenzie
alexmcmillan 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
mattking_109 06/Apr/13 AltLd

Lead first and last pitch. Went between the ears, which was fun, thrutchy.

with Alex M
paulmck 06/Apr/13 AltLd O/S
hellsbells 01/Apr/13 -
with stuart holmes
Adam Ake 31/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

Took the easier route at the end missing out the severe pitch. Tricky climbing the chimney. Otherwise pretty easy going with good gear placements. Watch out for ants!

HairyBean 30/Mar/13 AltLd O/S

A bit of a scary traverse at the end! So chuffed that I lead it though.

with Simon Preuss, Natalie Burke
*girl 30/Mar/13 2nd O/S
carl_123 30/Mar/13 Lead O/S
quickdrawmcraw 29/Mar/13 Lead
Tightsgirl 10/Mar/13 Solo
arose 10/Mar/13 Solo
Stopsy 03/Mar/13 AltLd O/S


with Townley
j.townley 02/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with Stops!
Chris Manasseh 01/Mar/13 AltLd

Led 2 + 4/5

Private Flounder 01/Mar/13 AltLd
with chris manasseh
Merlin Fincken ?/Mar/13 AltLd O/S
with thea
TheaSmea ?/Mar/13 AltLd
with Katie
Elastic Jones ?/Mar/13 Lead
freemanTom 17/Feb/13 AltLd

Soloed up to Severe pitch, great little pitch, nice exposure

with Ben Pearce
Gibbs3799 ??/2013 AltLd

Only lead the third pitch

timbo58 ??/2013 Lead
with Mark Fitzpatrick, John Kilburn
Hidden ??/2013 -
Hidden ??/2013 -
Gibbs3799 ??/2013 -
Glyn Harrison ??/2013 2nd O/S
J.Atkins 24/Nov/12 AltLd O/S
Andy27 05/Nov/12 2nd rpt

All the way up, took slight variant to the left on last pitch.

with Mike Norbury
LozM 27/Oct/12 AltLd

Led P1 and 3

with Mark J
Hidden 09/Oct/12 AltLd
Hidden 07/Oct/12 Lead
lcullum7 06/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Jack Lee
paulmck ?/Oct/12 AltLd
Irondan91 ?/Oct/12 Lead O/S
with Ffion harris, Richard Mcgarvey, Charlotte Butler
stewart murray 22/Sep/12 Lead

Did P1 and P2 then finished up Jackdaw Ridge

with Jane Murray
caroline256 21/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

TB led P1&3; CC led P2&4-5. Did hand traverse on the fun cave pitch.

with Tom B
birthers 21/Sep/12 AltLd O/S

Tb 1,3 cc 2,4 to the top. Certainly a bit different!

Hidden 20/Sep/12 2nd
Hidden 18/Sep/12 AltLd dog
Lee Wilson 18/Sep/12 AltLd
Hidden 05/Sep/12 AltLd
acodina 01/Sep/12 AltLd
David Cowley 31/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 17/Aug/12 2nd
Krys81 12/Jul/12 Lead O/S

Led 1st 3 pitches - all VDiff (accidentally ending up on Jackdaw terrace) then descended due to midge attack. Must go back and do the 4th severe pitch one day.

with Andy Stark
Hidden 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
stevelismore 09/Jul/12 AltLd O/S
with Maia PCC
Hidden 08/Jul/12 2nd O/S
JakubKepinski ?/Jul/12 Lead O/S
johnrich 19/Jun/12 2nd
with Foggy
Hidden 11/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Loubylou 09/Jun/12 2nd

Terror at the crux but Hayden was brilliant

with Hayden Ball, Andy Ball
alaster tonge 06/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Assad Lahlou
Hidden 05/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
watson.b 03/Jun/12 AltLd
with rich
Richard Fletcher 03/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

2 and 4

Hidden 03/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 03/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Ade7 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S

I led pitches 2 and 4 and 5 together. Sam led 1 and 3

with Sam C
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead
Richard Fletcher 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
08nbrierley 02/Jun/12 2nd O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 AltLd O/S
Little B 30/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Simon
Simonfarfaraway 30/May/12 AltLd
with Ben
Dom1988 23/May/12 AltLd

1st and 3rd pitches

robstein 20/May/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 16/May/12 AltLd O/S
luke harper 16/May/12 Lead O/S
jacktomlinson 16/May/12 AltLd O/S
DGY 13/May/12 Lead
with Barbara & Lotti
Wesley Orvis 12/May/12 Lead

did the hand traverse at the ear's this time round and missed the steep crack on the left

Hidden 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
gcandlin 12/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Ben
Peter Metcalfe 12/May/12 AltLd

Top pitch is a bit of a sandbag at S and guidebook description is poor - traverse below two left slanting cracks from tree belay around 15m above stance above Ears pitch, then climb awkwardly up the obvious wide polished crack.

guhj 06/May/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 4, which are the interesting ones. Pitch 2 is short but absolutely hilarious.

Matt Harmon 06/May/12 AltLd O/S
stefie c 06/May/12 AltLd
Wesley Orvis 05/May/12 Lead

did the vdiff through the ears but kept right of the thin crack at the top

sam26051 05/May/12 AltLd
franhammond92 05/May/12 AltLd
JakeWShaw 05/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead P2/4 (through ears and traverse)

with Alex Rankine
alexrankine30 05/May/12 AltLd O/S
with Jake
Sam Ash 05/May/12 AltLd O/S

Lead 2 and 4

with Sam Hinson
foostu4 03/May/12 AltLd O/S

bag of shite

Keith Swainson ?/May/12 Lead O/S
with Tee
Richard Fletcher 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

first 3 pitches

GPN 28/Apr/12 AltLd
with Annette
ozziespain 28/Apr/12 AltLd
with KMC
watson.b 28/Apr/12 2nd

first multi-pitch

net 28/Apr/12 AltLd
with George
Conan 28/Apr/12 AltLd O/S

Great fun route

carlh 28/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 24/Apr/12 AltLd
Hidden 16/Apr/12 AltLd rpt
Andysomething 16/Apr/12 AltLd rpt
with Norman Bennett
Somerset swede basher 07/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with Katharine
Celia Watson 05/Apr/12 2nd
with Shelley Watson, stuart watson
Voltemands 05/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden 05/Apr/12 Lead
Hidden 05/Apr/12 Lead
Shelley_Watson 05/Apr/12 2nd
Andy DB 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
with chris, Dunk
Matt Robinson 01/Apr/12 AltLd O/S
kitP 01/Apr/12 2nd O/S

Dunc lead fist and final pitch with Andy did the middle bits avoiding the cave

with Dunc, Andy
paul horabin 30/Mar/12 AltLd
Sam_Marsland 29/Mar/12 Solo O/S
with Joe Mann
Beronj 29/Mar/12 AltLd

Alternating leads with Zara. Glorified scramble massively complicated by using halfs, would have been much better off with no rope. Avoided the Severe finish as just wanted to get down by that point. Wasn't going to run ropes through the cave (!?) so went straight across the traverse to the left.

with Zara
s.scott 26/Mar/12 Lead
Will Williams 25/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Alternative finish up a small crack. (harder than VD/S)

Dave Richards 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
with sjbrook
sjbrook 24/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Interesting. Lead 1st & 3rd, whent to far on 3rd so 4th pitch was interesting.

with Dave Richards, PMC
Hidden 19/Mar/12 Solo rpt
spragglerocks 18/Mar/12 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1,2 and 4

Hidden 18/Mar/12 AltLd O/S
Elastic Jones 14/Mar/12 Lead O/S
J1PEF 13/Mar/12 Lead

tricky pulling through the ears, good fun!!

GeorgeWoodward 13/Mar/12 Lead O/S

Good fun tested Will on the last pitch

with Michael Chamberlin, Jenny Frost, William Bovington
Hidden 10/Mar/12 Lead
Steve Kempley 04/Mar/12 2nd

In B2 boots with small hailstorm

JennyFrost ?/Mar/12 -
with george woodward, michael chamberland, william bovington
fi15 ?/Mar/12 AltLd
Dan Geh 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S

Excellent struggle through the ears

with Emily
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead O/S
jules1990 29/Jan/12 Solo O/S

Solo 1st, 3rd, 4th pitch. Toprope 2nd

shaunymac123 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Daniel Homer, joss halford
Homer 29/Jan/12 Lead O/S
with Shaun MacDonlad, joss halford
Hidden 03/Jan/12 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2012 Lead O/S
joe hallam ??/2012 Lead rpt
with Peter King
jowzed ??/2012 2nd O/S
with John Jones
Hidden ??/2012 -
Callum Anderson ??/2012 -
williambovington ??/2012 Lead O/S
gingermike1 ??/2012 -
Narked4fun ??/2012 -
guisboro andy ??/2012 Lead
climbalive ??/2012 -
georgehumphery 20/Nov/11 Lead
bsmedz 17/Nov/11 Lead O/S
with Niall Stone
oliverk 13/Nov/11 Lead
malumb 12/Nov/11 2nd
vertigo 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S

Did in 3 pitches. Excellent top traverse.

Tightsgirl 06/Nov/11 2nd
with Amy Forse, Joe Mcevoy
staceyjg 05/Nov/11 AltLd O/S

Chris led p1, I led comedy p2 through the cave and across the hand traverse, very amusing. Chris led p3 went too high and set up belay, I led severe traverse p4 and p5.

niall_stone ?/Nov/11 -
jeffb 22/Oct/11 Lead β

Caving and climbing all in one ! Fun !

joermann 22/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
sausage 04/Oct/11 AltLd O/S
with Matthew Fraser
Phil Lee48 27/Sep/11 2nd O/S

Jo's first "real" climb, thanks to Guy for all the instruction, a great day on the crag! My first climb with my brother in years, nice!

Hidden 20/Sep/11 Lead O/S
John Lavelle 15/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Bob
idiotproof (Buxton MC) 03/Sep/11 AltLd

managed to mess up the finish and attepting to finish up heehaw (?) My fault due to misunderstanding the guidebook description

Rachel Slater 30/Aug/11 2nd O/S


Olli-C 30/Aug/11 2nd rpt
Andy27 30/Aug/11 AltLd β

First lead climb. Lead first pitch, didn't complete entire route due to time.

with Paul
popebenedictus 27/Aug/11 Lead rpt

Through the ears

James_D 20/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Pitches 2 and 3. The donkeys ears were at least 4b imo.

with Esther
Neil Becousse 20/Aug/11 Lead
Ann S 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitch 1 and 3. Finished with the severe traverse pitch-very enjoyable.

with Chris Greenhalgh
ChrisGreen 09/Aug/11 AltLd O/S

I led 2nd and 4th, Ann led 1st and 3rd. Interesting climb.

with Ann S
Emma Cairns 08/Aug/11 Lead
Hidden 26/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 24/Jul/11 Lead O/S
girlymonkey 22/Jul/11 AltLd
with Penny Butler, Tom Young
yehti 22/Jul/11 AltLd

Lead the later pitches. Chipped a tooth with my nutkey, might need to start wearing a gum shield when doing chimneys and off-widths.

with Susan Young, Penny Butler
runwildjohn 20/Jul/11 AltLd
Alice_Horton 20/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 10/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 09/Jul/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jul/11 Lead O/S
ablackett 02/Jul/11 AltLd O/S

Wiggled up between the ears, great fun, ok not much else to it but "climb into the cave and wiggle through the two ears", that doesn't make its way onto many route descriptions!

with Dom
Hidden ?/Jul/11 2nd
josephgrimwade 28/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with Jonny Lynch
Dervey 23/Jun/11 AltLd
Mwilkins16 14/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with stuart lane, jon harrison
DOVEY 07/Jun/11 AltLd

on the wet side

with Andrew
Jonathan Spooner 07/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Col Kingshott 07/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 06/Jun/11 2nd
Sam Simpson 05/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

Full of character and made it very fun for an otherwise straightforward climb

nakedave 04/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd
Hidden 04/Jun/11 AltLd O/S
Hidden 04/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/11 2nd
Hidden 02/Jun/11 Lead
Legionreturns ?/Jun/11 AltLd O/S

S finish, led p1 ... disappointed if I'm honest, more of a scramble!

Danny Crump 30/May/11 AltLd
Hidden 29/May/11 2nd
BALD EAGLE 29/May/11 Lead
with Diane Bent
sjbutterworth 25/May/11 AltLd rpt

Alternate leads - Dave P1&3. I did P2 (hand traverse) and P4. Made it needlessly hard and took a lead fall. Thankfully good gear,

with Dave Fletcher
55pete55 25/May/11 AltLd
darren hudson 20/May/11 AltLd O/S

Climbed as Alpine training in boots with packs. Seemed more of a scramble really.

with David Ford
tev 01/May/11 AltLd O/S
with Leon
leonjones 01/May/11 AltLd

Me P2. Thomas P1,3. A bit underwhelming.

Blurgy319 01/May/11 Lead O/S

Nice top out but a bit of a dull climb, the traverse was the most interesting part

with Pricey
adamjc13 ?/May/11 AltLd O/S

The guid book said it was V Diff, some nice batteling over the donkies ears.

Nat norris ?/May/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 Lead
Shaw Brown 30/Apr/11 2nd
Hidden 30/Apr/11 AltLd
brayg01 29/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Paul lead 1st & 3rd pitch I lead 2nd & 4th. Rubbish route!

Hidden 29/Apr/11 AltLd
Jack Loftus 28/Apr/11 Solo rpt
sarah hawker 25/Apr/11 -

Adrian led pitches 1&3. I tried between the ears several times before taking the traverse, which was lovely. Got stuck on the final pitch, Adrian scrambled up to the top so I could top-rope the last bit.

Adrianw 25/Apr/11 AltLd rpt
jon59 24/Apr/11 AltLd
Hidden 23/Apr/11 Lead
gav 20/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Kate, Mark
JonnoP 18/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Ellie79 16/Apr/11 AltLd
with Katie H
Hidden 16/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Katie86 15/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

A lovely lead. I led first and final pitch (traverse) scrambled 3rd pitch. Traverse was good! Very chilled. Took lots of photos (whilst traversing) :) !

with Ellie Aimes
chris smith 14/Apr/11 Solo O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
Craig Geddes 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with Ellie Ames
Ellie79 09/Apr/11 2nd
with Wilf, Craig
Neil D 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2, P4+5. Awesome struggle between the ears.

Betha. 06/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
with Neil D
Tightsgirl 02/Apr/11 Lead
with Clare Francis
Mackinclimb 02/Apr/11 Lead O/S
jcooper8 02/Apr/11 AltLd O/S
JoeDickens ?/Apr/11 2nd
steve prior ?/Apr/11 AltLd
with Roger C
graphiclunarkid 27/Mar/11 Lead O/S

Bit of a one-pitch wonder given that we wandered off route and missed the final pitch. Worth it for the cave though.

Carol Goodall 27/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led 1st, 2nd and 4th pitches. Amazing 2nd pitch around the donkey's ears. Emily led third pitch taking the more aesthetically pleasing but VDiff option of continuing up the boulder field before final easy 4th pitch which I led.

with Emily (USA)
arctic_jen 27/Mar/11 2nd
with Rich
dpmUK 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led P2 and P4&5 (as one)

with Matt
Matt Bill Platypus 26/Mar/11 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 1 and 3. Pitch 1 was OK, but 3 was just a scramble.

Hidden 25/Mar/11 2nd
Heather651 25/Mar/11 Lead
nathan.ling 19/Mar/11 Lead O/S
Saintly 05/Mar/11 2nd O/S
Gumery ?/Mar/11 -
richard4666 ?/Mar/11 Lead
with sean n
mfisher 20/Feb/11 AltLd O/S
with Tom Kirby
Hidden 19/Feb/11 AltLd rpt
ali newman ukc 10/Feb/11 Lead O/S
iwebster59017 17/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Solo all but the 4th pitch

mksmith35 17/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Led final pitch.

mcglenr25 17/Jan/11 AltLd O/S

Lead pitch four, traverse left

I George ??/2011 2nd
Law1980 ??/2011 2nd O/S
shinylass478 ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
Emma Cairns ??/2011 Lead
Danny Bags ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 -
Ash_Johnson ??/2011 Lead

Finished with S traverse.

Hidden ??/2011 -
Hidden ??/2011 AltLd O/S
Hidden ??/2011 2nd
pffft 30/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Don't think we did the correct traverse pitch to the "ears", now know where it goes after looking at pictures on here. Was pissing with rain at this point anyway, miserable Very wet, lovely dry cave :)

Rebecca Oswin 30/Oct/10 2nd
with Poppy Curtis, Ben Robinson
ali newman ukc 25/Oct/10 Lead O/S

Nice hand traverse mid way up, surely more fun than pushing through the ears. If i wanted to do that id go caving.... To cold and tired for the severe last pitch. protection looked a bit lame. Good SMALL nut placements by the looks of things

Hidden 24/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Hidden 24/Oct/10 Lead
matty123 10/Oct/10 Lead O/S
with Ben Watson
benji77 10/Oct/10 2nd O/S
Stani49 02/Oct/10 2nd rpt

My fourth ever rock climb. Seconded my instructor. Brilliant!

method 16/Sep/10 AltLd O/S
with graham
55pete55 07/Sep/10 2nd
Alkis 29/Aug/10 AltLd rpt

I don't see why anyone would want to avoid climbing between the ears and traverse around on the left, lovely!

with Ian George, Chris Nawrat
Hidden 13/Aug/10 Solo rpt
Jack Loftus 11/Aug/10 2nd
with Craig
ccraigg22 11/Aug/10 AltLd
Hidden 05/Aug/10 Lead O/S
CharlieBartlett ?/Aug/10 2nd O/S

Lead the first pitch, and avoided the eponymous crux to the left. A great climb but the crux was beyond me on this occasion.

with Simon Martin, Jim Turner
EddieA 29/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with Joe A
troym 24/Jul/10 -
with Kev Dawson
benjizac 24/Jul/10 2nd O/S

Jumped on the final pitch after the PD had bailed out.

garethtodd 18/Jul/10 AltLd O/S
popebenedictus 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

P2 through the ears, P4 traverse pitch, route finding ok if you read the guidebook. At top of Pitch 3 belay below the tree and traverse left from there on bomber gear and good holds. (variants traversing left at the ears and avoiding P4 avoid the best bits of the route)

adrianscott 17/Jul/10 AltLd O/S

Pitch 4....awesome! perfect wire placements.

Hidden 06/Jul/10 AltLd
55pete55 25/Jun/10 2nd
Hidden 17/Jun/10 Lead
liverpooldave 12/Jun/10 AltLd O/S

Led through the ears! (not traversing left)

with Ken
dpe 03/Jun/10 Lead
pnorth 02/Jun/10 AltLd
with Tim Ewington
ruthonbike ?/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Neil Rodgers (PCC) 30/May/10 AltLd O/S

Did in 3 piches, led 1 and 3, pitch 3 is a scramble. Did not do the Severe traverse pitch (4) could not see any gear placements. Pitch 2 we did the traverse to the left rather than going between the Donkeys Ears

with Mick Sissons
dunky 30/May/10 Lead O/S

only bit of real climbing was the ears, we climbed between them, which is quite fun, didnt go IN the cave as was suggested in the guide.. wasn't sure where pitch 4 went and birds were nesting in the obvious V cracks....

Hidden 30/May/10 AltLd
isi_o 22/May/10 AltLd
Gulon 22/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Isi
Hidden 18/May/10 AltLd O/S
Joe Miller 18/May/10 Lead rpt

Didn't do the severe top pitch, just the VD first pitches.

Hidden 18/May/10 AltLd O/S
Julie B 18/May/10 2nd
with Joe
chewiepoos 15/May/10 Lead O/S

interesting in the cave...... cant find the S ending tho?

Hidden 13/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden 07/May/10 Lead O/S
MazElden 07/May/10 2nd
with Graeme
Sue Underwood 03/May/10 2nd
with Steve Wray, Claire Sephton
Hidden 03/May/10 2nd
Hidden 03/May/10 AltLd O/S
Claire Sephton 03/May/10 AltLd
Robin Head 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
with Katie
katiep 01/May/10 AltLd O/S
Hidden ?/May/10 AltLd
JimBee ?/May/10 AltLd O/S

V.diff route

Burt ?/May/10 AltLd
Hidden ?/May/10 Lead rpt
Hidden 30/Apr/10 AltLd rpt
byatt2002 30/Apr/10 AltLd
Bob M 26/Apr/10 Lead
with John Crossman
rdave 19/Apr/10 Lead
CathS 17/Apr/10 AltLd O/S

Did the VDiff version. I led the cave and hand traverse, which was the only proper climbing on the whole route. The rest was a poor quality scramble. I don't know why this route gets 2 stars, it's one of the worst routes I've ever done!

with Tom Storey
ianghogg 17/Apr/10 -

Guide book very obscure. Could not understand where top pitch starts / goes up the final wall, so ended up scrambling up rocks.

Hidden 11/Apr/10 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/10 2nd
gazb 25/Mar/10 2nd
with liam martin
Liam Martin 25/Mar/10 Lead O/S
AndyT1151 07/Mar/10 AltLd O/S
Mellor1162 07/Mar/10 Lead
with Andy Turnbull
Olli-C 07/Mar/10 AltLd

haha a cave

Moritz L 07/Mar/10 AltLd

last pitch, climbes through the cave

with oli robson, Olli crudge
Jack Loftus 22/Jan/10 AltLd O/S

Very Wet.

Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Rob581 ??/2010 AltLd
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Chriswynn ??/2010 -
sass ??/2010 -
barksmo ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 Lead
ccorse ??/2010 2nd O/S
carlh ??/2010 -
Duncan D ??/2010 -
cosmicray ??/2010 -
Hidden ??/2010 -
Kazza91 ??/2010 -
oliverthomp 16/Dec/09 AltLd
with Richard Atkinson
cherad ?/Dec/09 AltLd O/S
with oliver thompson
nickhoward 15/Nov/09 Lead O/S
with John Haslam
Hidden 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
Petarghh 17/Oct/09 AltLd O/S
buddha1369 15/Oct/09 Lead O/S
with Amber
Mike Sheehan 04/Oct/09 Lead
with Linda
Linda Newton 04/Oct/09 2nd

Really enjoyed this climb interesting middle bit with the cave

with Mike Sheehan
fulton333 ?/Oct/09 2nd
Kaiser999 26/Sep/09 Lead
with Andy Farrimond
krusty23 20/Sep/09 Lead

tried going up through the ears - nice bruises! hand traversed in the end, (lots of rope drag don't belay too far back) Traverse finish on final pitch well worth doing

with Andrew Morton
Adi Hooper 19/Sep/09 AltLd
with Joe Herbert
Hidden 19/Sep/09 AltLd
connor 19/Sep/09 Lead O/S
with simon holdsworth
ginja1980 10/Sep/09 2nd O/S
auld al ?/Sep/09 AltLd O/S
Badam 23/Aug/09 2nd O/S

First pitch diff, second thru the ears was fun at v diff, last pitch is a scramble, did it in the rain.Found out we missed the last 2 pitches, get them next time

with John Jackson
IanHarrison 12/Aug/09 2nd O/S

VD Variant

with David Sproson
monkeyboyraw 02/Aug/09 AltLd O/S

route is low in the grade except the last pitch which makes good.climbed the first pair thin cracks instead which i think were wrong. good fun though!

with Scorch
Simnel ?/Aug/09 AltLd
with Paul Young
rockman 27/Jul/09 Lead O/S
timcedwards 26/Jul/09 AltLd
Hidden 25/Jul/09 Lead O/S
simonandstacy 16/Jul/09 AltLd O/S

Strange climb!! Guidebook route not the clearest. Found the ears, the cave and the traverse out, but not sure about the last pitch felt like scramble which can't be right!!! Won't rush to do again 3*????????????

with Chad
Hidden 08/Jul/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jul/09 2nd O/S
Braintax ?/Jul/09 2nd
0ddba11 ?/Jul/09 2nd
Hidden 27/Jun/09 AltLd
Hidden 14/Jun/09 Solo
tobyk 14/Jun/09 Lead O/S

great fun!

JKinsella 13/Jun/09 2nd β

Joint ascent as part of a roped up chain of about 14 people in single push.

stewart100 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
Alkis 12/Jun/09 Lead O/S
with Simon Gale
Mark Salter 10/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
with Carwyn Bridges
mark4344 10/Jun/09 AltLd
with dave tourell
Hidden 07/Jun/09 Lead rpt
cearbhalld 01/Jun/09 AltLd O/S
lukerockwalker ?/Jun/09 Lead O/S
mr bounce 31/May/09 AltLd O/S
Ardo 31/May/09 AltLd O/S

Me: 1,3,5 Tim: 2,4

with Tim
nakedave 23/May/09 Lead
enrogue 23/May/09 2nd
with Mark Lim
Gav Parker 19/May/09 2nd

exposed traverse

Adrianw 16/May/09 AltLd O/S
with Neil Cranston
frankcp87 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

VD finish

Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
Ollie B 02/May/09 AltLd O/S

direct finish

with B. Chandler
Hidden 02/May/09 AltLd O/S
JohnFJP 02/May/09 AltLd
will randall ?/May/09 AltLd O/S
with sarah
Hidden ?/May/09 Lead O/S
trevski50 25/Apr/09 -
with Chris Walker
mark stephenson 19/Apr/09 Lead
Booey 18/Apr/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 14/Apr/09 AltLd
jimorothy 14/Apr/09 AltLd

Amazing, classic cave pitch, agree guidebook description weak. The final traverse, when found on steep wall, is outstandingly ballsy and good at Severe.

with Rachel Crolla
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead
Hidden 11/Apr/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 11/Apr/09 2nd
ratm 10/Apr/09 2nd O/S

Lead one pitch

with Matt Forshaw
Phil West 10/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
with Shaun Walby
Mikelo 03/Apr/09 AltLd
with adam
adam06 03/Apr/09 AltLd

ace route! would give it 3 stars if the 3rd pitch wasn't so crap. all those who say its crap or easy for severe clearly didnt do the real finish

K_MacLeod 02/Apr/09 Lead O/S

Great climb, Easy most of the way end good for grade.

with Taba
jayme 02/Apr/09 AltLd O/S

Led pitches 2 and 3 . pitches 2 and 4 are the best.

Hidden 02/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
knicos 02/Apr/09 AltLd O/S
sgl0jd ?/Apr/09 Lead
with Simon Moorehouse
trish1968 22/Mar/09 2nd
LozM 22/Mar/09 AltLd O/S
with Trish M
Hidden 15/Mar/09 Lead
Hidden ??/2009 -
Hidden ??/2009 -
greenroom ??/2009 -
beaumap ??/2009 Lead
MarkDavies36 ??/2009 -
dkd ??/2009 Lead O/S
with Al
craigruddock 27/Dec/08 2nd O/S
with manmike
Hidden 19/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/08 AltLd O/S
kickaha4 05/Nov/08 AltLd
jimstanton 02/Nov/08 Lead
Hidden 01/Nov/08 AltLd
RichardMc 01/Nov/08 AltLd
with Mary Sealey
eastfinchley pete 29/Oct/08 TR
with Jasper, Phoebe and Andy Brown
Hidden 25/Oct/08 Lead
johnjb 12/Oct/08 Lead O/S

FRCC description seems inaccurate. Easy 1st pitch from start at flake led directly to the cave, not 6m to L. No 'short chimney'. Pitch 2 via the 'ears' was good. Pitch 4 traverse line did not look 'obvious', and so did the easy VD finish instead.

with Heather
markfairbank 12/Oct/08 AltLd O/S

Rubbish, a scramble over a pile of boulders.

with Mark Ireland
heather.deane 12/Oct/08 2nd
with John Birchall
lyndseymackay 05/Oct/08 AltLd O/S
with Anna Hogg
Hidden 28/Sep/08 -
Bex_M 27/Sep/08 AltLd O/S
with Ewan Buckingham
Hidden 13/Sep/08 2nd
Ian Paterson 12/Sep/08 Lead O/S

Lead climbed the second pitch, simple.

with Patrick McBride
DGY 12/Sep/08 AltLd

Added to log book first ascended in the 70s and repeated with many generations

with Mark, Paul,
shakeyjake ?/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
Nevis_Ben 28/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with Martin Chadwick
default_slipper 23/Aug/08 AltLd O/S
with tom sparkes
SianR 03/Aug/08 Lead

Only pitched few meters in middle - cave, cannon stone,between the donkey's ears bit. No idea where the final pitch went so didn't do it.

with Ewie
Ewan Richards 03/Aug/08 2nd

Weird route....

with SianR
Hidden ?/Aug/08 Solo O/S
elegant cheddar ?/Aug/08 AltLd

Did VD variation as chickened out of last pitch.

with Sharon Wright
Hidden ?/Aug/08 -
sparkoclimb ?/Aug/08 AltLd
Hidden ?/Aug/08 2nd O/S
jeffb 20/Jul/08 AltLd β
with dave
devonjester 04/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

Fantastic weather, great climb, loved the bold finish. I took the first and third leads, Justin took the 2nd and last.

lenn1346 04/Jul/08 AltLd O/S

I lead pitches 2(through cave) and 4(traverse and ascend v cracks)Colin lead the others

with Colin L
SWoodford 01/Jul/08 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/Jul/08 AltLd
krikoman 30/Jun/08 AltLd O/S

Guide book is useless F&RCC (2000) Distances are all wrong seemed like some down climbing which is not mentioned in guide. if what we think was in the book was the route. Good around the canon/cave area but this is short lived. P1 KG,P2 Me,P3 KG,P4 Me

with 1_Kev Gibbs, Sally Strawberry
nakedave 28/Jun/08 -
petegunn 13/Jun/08 Solo
Hidden 13/Jun/08 Solo O/S
Hidden 12/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Andy_OM 10/Jun/08 Lead O/S
Stephen Shaw 30/May/08 AltLd
Hidden 26/May/08 AltLd
ginger_lord 25/May/08 Lead O/S
Moody_mare 25/May/08 2nd O/S
lyneux 24/May/08 Lead O/S
with Laurence Weil
Ste Ridd 10/May/08 Lead

Led all pitches

Hidden 10/May/08 Lead
Lucy Lu 10/May/08 2nd
with Stephen
Hidden 08/May/08 AltLd
andy jennings ?/May/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/08 Lead rpt
bazpearson 20/Apr/08 AltLd O/S
with tim millen
net 19/Apr/08 AltLd

Didn't take any of the cop out routes this time!

with Joanne
John Pickles 19/Apr/08 Lead
with Jenny Hay
Hidden 18/Apr/08 2nd O/S
@ndy 06/Apr/08 AltLd
jeffb 30/Mar/08 AltLd O/S

mad route!- first pitch a scramble, second pitch a silly squirmy chimney thingy, then another scramble then an exposed fingery traverse - odd route but good fun with these 2 guys

with graham and andy c
Calder 30/Mar/08 AltLd O/S
with Andy C & Jeff
joe king 21/Mar/08 Lead rpt

still chilly, and starting to snow

with Rose
Rosey Posey 21/Mar/08 2nd O/S
with Paul
climbinmunkey 19/Mar/08 AltLd β

Missed the 4th pitch due to a bit of confusion over where the 3rd finished! Took the direct approach between the 'ears', bit of a scrape!

with Helen
five 15/Mar/08 Lead O/S
with KC, TW
TonyP 12/Mar/08 Lead O/S


Katie S 10/Mar/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 18/Feb/08 Solo
Luke Kelly 17/Feb/08 2nd
Luke Kelly 16/Feb/08 Lead O/S
Trobbo 12/Feb/08 AltLd
with andrew wood
Protheroe 27/Jan/08 Lead O/S
with Anne
guy stabler ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Hidden ??/2008 -
Sean Kelly ??/2008 -
nickcj ??/2008 Lead
Jamie Simpson ??/2008 -
francois ??/2008 Lead

Horrible rope drag incident!

with FrostyCoo
Hidden ??/2008 2nd
Dieter Z ??/2008 Lead O/S
with fiona
Hidden ??/2008 Lead
Rich Clague ?/Nov/07 Solo

omitted pitch 4

Hidden 21/Oct/07 AltLd O/S
Sarah R 21/Oct/07 2nd
with Greg Grace
Batty 04/Oct/07 AltLd
abbeywall 29/Sep/07 AltLd
TonyP 03/Sep/07 AltLd
with Coolio
KevB 03/Sep/07 AltLd
with Tony P
Blisco 27/Aug/07 Lead dnf

Descended from top of 3rd pitch.

with Louise Rolland
Hidden 21/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Sketchdude 21/Aug/07 2nd O/S
bobpilgrem 17/Aug/07 Lead O/S

Kept out of cave and did the hand traverse on second pitch.My son could not follow due to his lack of height ,so had to drop a second rope so he could follow via the cave- bit of an adventure !

with Bob/Tom
Hidden 17/Aug/07 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Aug/07 AltLd O/S
Simonj 11/Aug/07 Lead O/S
with Andy
Hidden 08/Aug/07 2nd
boynamedsue 02/Aug/07 Lead
boynamedsue 02/Aug/07 -

Twin cracks pitch is hard!

Hidden ?/Aug/07 2nd O/S
Joe Miller 19/Jul/07 Lead O/S
Julie B 19/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Joe
Hidden 11/Jul/07 AltLd
jimdanson 07/Jul/07 AltLd
with dan middleton, sarah griffiths
munnsy 05/Jul/07 Lead
with Emma
chadrads ?/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with alasdair morgan
Hidden ?/Jul/07 AltLd
Mark Redgrove 23/Jun/07 Lead
with Phil Noble
Simonj 23/Jun/07 Lead O/S
with Tracy
Hidden 09/Jun/07 AltLd
Si Croft 09/Jun/07 AltLd
with JH
J25 26/May/07 Lead
JoW 20/May/07 2nd

Pitch 3 only, a bit of a struggle

simonw1 06/May/07 Lead O/S
with Wiggie
Mr Powly 06/May/07 AltLd
with Sam Bennet
overexposure 01/May/07 2nd O/S
with CH
richardr ?/May/07 -
Hidden ?/May/07 -
Hidden ?/May/07 AltLd
gangreen ?/May/07 -
Hidden 23/Apr/07 2nd
Hidden 21/Apr/07 AltLd
paulerussell 21/Apr/07 AltLd O/S

Thrutched through the donkeys ears - good fun, the severe last pitch seems badly protected so we backed off and completed the vdiff 4th pitch instead

with JamesCa
Hidden 16/Apr/07 Lead O/S
dan cowley 15/Apr/07 AltLd O/S
with Danny and Natalie
jimkeeley 08/Apr/07 Solo
bstephenson38 06/Apr/07 2nd
with Daniel Sells
Neil Pacey 01/Apr/07 AltLd
paulhollands 01/Apr/07 2nd O/S
with Dave Armstrong
Hidden 17/Feb/07 Lead
jason ??/2007 Solo rpt
with manmike
steve taylor ??/2007 -
beardy mike ??/2007 -
BenJacobs ??/2007 Lead
with Stephen Jones
Hidden ??/2007 -
climbing_wiggy ??/2007 AltLd O/S
with Simon Whitehead
Hidden ??/2007 Lead
Hidden 05/Nov/06 Lead O/S
gilldando 03/Oct/06 AltLd O/S

this route is crap- not even warranted a diff never mind severe- very disappointing.

with John and Mat
Hidden ?/Oct/06 AltLd O/S
Zoomer 12/Sep/06 2nd
with A Student
Hyrr Valdyr ?/Sep/06 AltLd O/S
Irk the Purist 20/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Fabulous. First lead back after a fall and the final pitch was just what I needed! Didn't go caving as it was soaking, went straight up the front and hand traversed left.

with Rachel Scott
Rhiannon 07/Aug/06 -
with Stu
edmitchell ?/Aug/06 AltLd
with kai ren
Hidden 24/Jul/06 AltLd O/S
kevinknights 08/Jul/06 Lead O/S

Lead 1,2,4. Did the S pitch this time - nice climbing.

TonyP 06/Jul/06 AltLd
with M Green
rock ape 02/Jun/06 AltLd O/S
with Ian T
apeman241 31/May/06 Lead β

Led first pitch

Ste Ridd 06/May/06 AltLd

With Pack

with G.Carlill
Hidden ?/May/06 AltLd
Christopher Williamson ?/May/06 Lead O/S
with nathan gibson
Hidden 30/Apr/06 AltLd
Hidden 19/Mar/06 Solo O/S
Hidden 18/Mar/06 AltLd O/S
Ben1983 ?/Mar/06 Solo O/S
kevinknights 21/Jan/06 AltLd O/S

The cave is most amusing

lithos ??/2006 AltLd
jim robertson ??/2006 -
ewen ??/2006 -
stewart murray ??/2006 -
fatboy8pie ??/2006 Solo
freerangecat ??/2006 2nd
with Chris
Hidden ??/2006 Lead
MazElden ??/2006 AltLd
with various
MazElden ??/2006 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Dec/05 -
Matt Bulmer 13/Nov/05 Lead O/S
with Steve Stout
biggianthead 23/Oct/05 -
with E
Hidden ?/Oct/05 Lead
andrewbooth1000 16/Sep/05 Lead O/S

VD variation

with Carrie Walker
victim of mathematics 05/Aug/05 AltLd O/S
Cornish Merlin 05/Aug/05 AltLd
Hidden 08/Jul/05 AltLd O/S
mark4344 22/Jun/05 Lead
with Dale Knox
barney_edin 08/May/05 AltLd
with Penny
Hidden ?/May/05 AltLd
Ratfeeder 02/Apr/05 Solo rpt
net ?/Mar/05 Lead
with Gaz
smollett ?/Mar/05 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2005 Lead O/S
John Kettle ??/2005 Lead
Nick Beckett ??/2005 -
fatboy8pie ??/2005 Lead
pocketsarah ??/2005 Lead
jfmchivall ??/2005 -
platt2000 ??/2005 Lead
shaun hunt ??/2005 -
Marq 01/Nov/04 AltLd O/S


with Daniel Dennehy
Dane 21/Aug/04 AltLd O/S
with Hedgecock
Adi Hooper ?/Aug/04 Lead
with Sarah
Hidden ?/Aug/04 AltLd
Lawrie Brand 13/Jun/04 AltLd O/S
with Colin
Hidden 05/Jun/04 Lead
Celia Watson 05/Jun/04 2nd
feeder_12 ?/Jun/04 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/May/04 Lead
King Kong Climbing Walls 02/May/04 Lead
Hidden ?/May/04 AltLd
Stephen Shaw 26/Mar/04 AltLd
Elastic Jones 25/Mar/04 AltLd dnf
greylag ??/2004 AltLd
le_grimpeur 22/Nov/03 AltLd
with Dad
DGY 22/Nov/03 AltLd
speedymccreedy 07/Sep/03 2nd O/S

MRT: Gratton.

with RAF MRS
Hidden ?/Aug/03 AltLd
icescrew ?/Jul/03 AltLd
with Steve Orange
Hidden 20/Apr/03 Lead
Celia Watson 20/Apr/03 2nd
Pete E ?/Apr/03 AltLd O/S

without the ears, went right and got in a right mess. Didn't like it very much.

with Dave Turner
Hidden 22/Dec/02 AltLd
John Brayshaw 21/Jul/02 Lead O/S
with Deirdre Collier
The Bad Cough 05/May/02 AltLd O/S
with Barry Cubbins
Hidden 04/May/02 Lead O/S
Harry Ellis ?/Apr/02 Lead
with Fiona McCarthy
MazElden ??/2002 -
with Jon
Hidden 23/Sep/01 Lead
JiveWeasel 22/Sep/01 AltLd O/S
Ratfeeder 02/May/01 Solo rpt

in 8 minutes

Hidden ?/Apr/01 -
David Ballantyne ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Tony Shepherdson
Hidden ??/2001 2nd
Hidden ??/2001 2nd O/S
Hidden 06/Aug/00 Lead
Celia Watson 06/Aug/00 2nd
joe king ?/Aug/00 Lead O/S
with frank and steve
Hammy 11/May/00 Solo
clive-greenwood 19/Apr/00 AltLd O/S
with Chris
benjhans ??/2000 2nd O/S
with Dad
Hidden ??/2000 -
petegunn ??/2000 Solo
with Matt Wilkes ??/2000 AltLd
beaumap 13/Aug/99 Lead
with John Stafford
EllieWoods 29/May/99 AltLd O/S
with Laura
Trobbo 15/May/99 2nd
with reg
biggianthead 30/Apr/99 -
with G
Stone Muppet ??/1999 -
Paul Clarke ??/1999 AltLd
with FMC
Hidden ?/Oct/98 TR
p.crooky#1 20/Sep/98 Lead
with Gel
rachm2004 21/Mar/98 Lead

Vile route

with Steve C
Dave Westby ??/1998 Lead
Tarquin ??/1998 -
BlueJohn ?/Aug/97 AltLd
with Mick Stockdale
biggianthead 16/May/97 -
with W
Hidden 16/May/97 2nd O/S
stokienomad 17/Jun/96 Lead
Hammy 15/May/96 Solo
biggianthead 01/Jun/95 -
with x
biggianthead 22/Apr/95 -
with E
biggianthead 01/Apr/95 -
with T
Howard J 11/Mar/95 2nd
with Dave Hannah
Hidden 29/Aug/90 Lead
Ratfeeder ?/Jul/89 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/89 AltLd
Ratfeeder ?/Jun/89 Solo rpt
Hidden 16/Feb/89 Solo
Ratfeeder ?/Jun/88 Solo rpt
with Nige M
Iain Thow 23/May/87 Lead
with Steve Ball, Phil Moorey
Hidden ??/1986 Lead
malc 05/Oct/85 Solo
Steve Crowe 26/Aug/85 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Apr/85 2nd O/S
Pete Pozman 14/Apr/85 Lead O/S
with JC
Hidden 12/Feb/84 Solo
Hidden ?/May/83 AltLd O/S
sadams 25/Aug/82 2nd
with Don
biggianthead 18/Aug/82 -
with G
Hidden ?/Aug/82 Lead
steviewindsurf ??/1981 -
with Mel Turnbull
Martin Bennett 19/Oct/80 Solo
with Steve Howe, Ron
telemark ??/1980 -
Hidden ??/1980 -
Nevil ??/1980 -

Do not know year

Hidden ?/Jul/79 Solo
runwildjohn 05/May/79 Lead
with Chris Leteve
duncan ?/Sep/78 Lead
with Neil Fowkes
Hidden ??/1978 Lead O/S
Lord of Starkness ??/1977 Lead
Peter Main 01/Nov/76 Lead
with Helen Roy
GeoffG 10/Oct/76 Lead
paul59 28/Feb/76 2nd
with Nigel Scriven
uphillnow ??/1976 Solo
DGY 01/Jun/75 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/75 Solo
Peter Main 23/Mar/75 Lead
with Robin Andrews & John Genessy
Peter Main 27/Feb/75 Lead
with Howtown Outdoor Education Centre
Peter Main 26/Feb/75 Lead

MLC ropework day

with Howtown Outdoor Education Centre
Hidden ??/1975 Lead
chris skipton ??/1975 AltLd
with FMC
babymoac 20/Apr/74 -
Peter Main 03/Apr/74 Lead
with Howtown Outdoor Education Centre
Peter Main 10/Jul/73 Lead

Students unable to follow and a retreat forced

with Howtown Outdoor Education Centre
Pete Ford 05/May/73 2nd

Not in the guide as such, but finished in the corner rather than the crack.

with Ant, Andy Brown, Greg Tough
Rog Wilko ?/Jun/71 Lead
with Debbie Wilkinson
Paula Hamilton-Gibson ?/Aug/70 AltLd
with Geoff Leach
JonG ??/1970 -
kjacks ??/1970 AltLd
with Lol Fletcher
RichardMc 29/Oct/67 AltLd
with P Butler, M Murphy
Hidden ??/1967 -
Dave Musgrove ?/Aug/66 -
with Bob Knapton
Hidden 09/Aug/65 Solo
Seymore Butt ?/Jun/63 -
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