An alternate start to Gandalf, taking the undercut flake to the right. It joins Gandalf at the base of the groove.

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User Date Style Notes & Partners
Hcphunter 5 Sep Lead O/S
with C Gent
with C Gent
Euan Todd 20 May, 2018 Lead O/S There was a fair bit of up-and-downing at the crux on this one, I would place a small wire/micro, pull up to check out the moves, see the gear really wasn't as good as I was hoping, downclimb, repeat. Had one decent micro and a low cam. Nice, committing climbing with laybacks on smeary feet, then a tenuous rockover to get onto Gandalf. For what it's worth, I thought the moves on Gandalf were quite tricky 5a, and as I'd used all my small wires on the start, it was a little more exciting than I thought it would be.
with Rob
There was a fair bit of up-and-downing at the crux on this one, I would place a small wire/micro, pull up to check out the moves, see the gear really wasn't as good as I was hoping, downclimb, repeat. Had one decent micro and a low cam. Nice, committing climbing with laybacks on smeary feet, then a tenuous rockover to get onto Gandalf. For what it's worth, I thought the moves on Gandalf were quite tricky 5a, and as I'd used all my small wires on the start, it was a little more exciting than I thought it would be.
with Rob
JoeE 4 Jul, 2015 Lead dog Rested on gear and then moved to Gandalf
with Michael
Rested on gear and then moved to Gandalf
with Michael
felixizzy 20 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S Horrible. Gears tricky to place and the moves arn't all that great. Go do Gollum again instead.
Horrible. Gears tricky to place and the moves arn't all that great. Go do Gollum again instead.
clipskipper 19 Jun, 2015 2nd dog Not nice! Awkward moves, and poor gear. Def hard at the grade
Not nice! Awkward moves, and poor gear. Def hard at the grade
Lazytraveller 12 Oct, 2014 Lead β Tom lead the first part did the crux, then fell on the crux of gandalf. top roped on his gear til before gandalf crux, then took care of business
with hipyhop
Tom lead the first part did the crux, then fell on the crux of gandalf. top roped on his gear til before gandalf crux, then took care of business
with hipyhop
Hidden 12 Oct, 2014 Lead dnf
Hidden 12 Oct, 2014 2nd rpt
Hidden 14 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
bpmclimb 19 Jun, 2014 Lead β
Huntlyfiddler 19 Jun, 2014 2nd
davidclare 5 May, 2014 Lead
with Klara Marsikova
with Klara Marsikova
Klara 5 May, 2014 2nd dog
steve_gibbs 20 Oct, 2013 Lead O/S
with Tommy Henriksson
with Tommy Henriksson
lazzaw 30 Jun, 2013 TR dog
with Jonathan Cook
with Jonathan Cook
Marti999 5 Jun, 2013 Lead O/S
Gibbo 19 May, 2013 Lead dnf
with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison
with Claire Chipperfield, Tom Gibbison
jon_ridley 6 Apr, 2013 Lead dog Rest near middle somewhere. Horrible climbing
with Ollie, grp
Rest near middle somewhere. Horrible climbing
with Ollie, grp
pheotleyr 30 Jan, 2013 TR O/S slightly wet, so seemed quite hard, just about made it. strenuous.
slightly wet, so seemed quite hard, just about made it. strenuous.
tommy.henriksson78 ??, 2013 2nd O/S
with steve_gibbs
with steve_gibbs
thomasadixon 7 Oct, 2012 Lead RP Super safe this time, guess I just couldn't place gear back then!
Super safe this time, guess I just couldn't place gear back then!
BeccaSnowden 7 Oct, 2012 Lead RP Backed off in '09 because of wet holds. Good route.
Backed off in '09 because of wet holds. Good route.
clams ?Oct, 2012 Lead Had just seconded Gandalf so not true onsight. Steep moves up flake then delicate move to gain the good foothold on Gandalf. Worth a star
with Chazwoz
Had just seconded Gandalf so not true onsight. Steep moves up flake then delicate move to gain the good foothold on Gandalf. Worth a star
with Chazwoz
Bates 13 Sep, 2012 2nd O/S
with ollie
with ollie
bpmclimb 16 Jan, 2012 TR β I know how to do it now!
with Shunt
I know how to do it now!
with Shunt
Stanners 15 Aug, 2011 Lead O/S Went a little slowly trying to make the most of the limited good gear options. So felt quite pumped. Great route, shame the top is a tad loose.
with Martin Stanfield
Went a little slowly trying to make the most of the limited good gear options. So felt quite pumped. Great route, shame the top is a tad loose.
with Martin Stanfield
Stanley 15 Aug, 2011 2nd O/S Fantastic effort from Rob
with Cragking
Fantastic effort from Rob
with Cragking
jon_ridley 6 Apr, 2011 2nd dog
with grp
with grp
grp 6 Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Huntlyfiddler 7 Nov, 2010 2nd
bpmclimb 7 Nov, 2010 Lead dnf Losing the light, difficult to see footholds, faced with a hard crux move above not great runners. Backed off; will return in full daylight.
Losing the light, difficult to see footholds, faced with a hard crux move above not great runners. Backed off; will return in full daylight.
TDembrey 10 Oct, 2010 Lead dog
with R_W_M
with R_W_M
dale1968 9 Jul, 2010 2nd dog
Hidden 9 Jul, 2010 Lead dog
ruaidh 30 May, 2010 Lead dnf
with Ben
with Ben
joeurwin 13 Mar, 2010 Lead dnf Fell from top of flake. Ended up near slab. Totally mashed my finger when it ripped off the edge it was holding. blood everywhere. I'll be back to get this one, lovely route!
with James Hunt
Fell from top of flake. Ended up near slab. Totally mashed my finger when it ripped off the edge it was holding. blood everywhere. I'll be back to get this one, lovely route!
with James Hunt
Hidden 30 May, 2009 2nd O/S
Hidden 22 Feb, 2009 Lead β
Bristoldave 21 Feb, 2009 Lead rpt
CarolineH 21 Feb, 2009 2nd O/S
KRB 6 Dec, 2008 Lead O/S Belayed by my 9 year old Son Ollie. A bit damp in the flake.
Belayed by my 9 year old Son Ollie. A bit damp in the flake.
deklan ?Oct, 2008 Lead dog
with paul
with paul
paul1234 ?Oct, 2008 2nd
with Dec
with Dec
groovy_nut 28 Jun, 2008 Lead dnf Made a real hash of the first (hard section), then bottled it when it got to the easy section (where it joins Gandalf)
with Dave
Made a real hash of the first (hard section), then bottled it when it got to the easy section (where it joins Gandalf)
with Dave
OliBee 14 May, 2008 Lead O/S
thomasadixon 9 Mar, 2008 2nd rpt Tried this on lead - my nearest gear fell out at the top of the flakes and I froze, ended up a couple of feet off the deck (landed on the slab). Seconded it clean, really nice moves.
with Toby, Matt
Tried this on lead - my nearest gear fell out at the top of the flakes and I froze, ended up a couple of feet off the deck (landed on the slab). Seconded it clean, really nice moves.
with Toby, Matt
Hidden 10 Feb, 2008 TR
Hidden 10 Feb, 2008 TR dog
Hidden 1 Jan, 2008 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2001 -
richsmithinbristol 9 Jun, 1997 Lead O/S
Dunthemall 18 Aug, 1991 Lead O/S
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