Rockfax Description
11m. A vaunted classic and with good reason. Low in the grade (for Northumberland). Climb the tricky wall to below the bulge - awkward protection - then pull through on good but spaced holds and romp up the crack-line. © Rockfax

Ticklists: Classic County, 100 More Classic British VS Climbs, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

James Oakes 20/Aug Solo O/S
joem 09/Aug Solo rpt
mop449 03/Aug Solo β

Soloed up to the break to inspect for gear for a lead attempt, saw there was none (just as Grace had seen before me) and realised that the downclimb would probably be harder and more dangerous than continuing. Gusts of wind on the top section meant it was a very nervous and uncomfortable solo.

with Grace Curtis, Rosie Yates
mrbird 29/Jul 2nd
Shaw Brown 16/Jul -
judith neaves 16/Jul 2nd
Hidden 31/May Lead O/S
andyclimber 31/May 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/May Lead O/S
jonnysims 28/May 2nd O/S
with Chris Coapes
Adamski1986 27/May 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/May 2nd
Georgie25 13/May 2nd
Keith Swainson 13/May Lead O/S
ESmith 04/May 2nd rpt
with Chris
ChrisH89 03/May Lead O/S

Bold start, great route.

with ESmith
OLGrady 03/May 2nd
evanc77 01/May Lead
with Potsy
Potsy 01/May 2nd
with evanc77
smelliedebs ?/May Lead
with Adam
Hidden 30/Apr Lead O/S
Sidekick 29/Apr Lead O/S
jord30391 14/Apr Lead O/S

Had a Pre-placed runner, above first pinches.

Tom.Priestley 14/Apr 2nd O/S
with Jordan
Scott Quinn 14/Apr Lead O/S

cracking little route

Klingon 09/Apr TR

53 climbs in 1 day charity challenge. Climb 24

with Andy
y2keable 08/Apr 2nd rpt
with John
alexmcmillan 08/Apr Lead O/S
stugreen75 03/Apr Lead rpt
nathanlee 19/Dec/16 Solo O/S


with Ferdia, Mal Scott, Howard, Duncan Campbell
TJMGray 10/Dec/16 Lead O/S
with Shona Jane lee
tmawer 08/Oct/16 Lead O/S
with stephm, Cherry
Sam Mills 02/Oct/16 2nd O/S
Erling Heldaas 02/Oct/16 Lead G/U
with mil016
duncana 02/Oct/16 2nd

David tried lead but not happy with gear so ended up on top rope

with David Bourne
cacheson 02/Oct/16 Lead O/S

I was told this was VS!

MrRossy 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Tony Myers 18/Sep/16 Lead O/S
Bloke on a Rope 12/Sep/16 Lead O/S

Nice warm up.

with Matt
Climbster 12/Sep/16 2nd rpt
with Ian
Dr Toph 11/Sep/16 Solo rpt
Hidden 11/Sep/16 -
eaf4 10/Sep/16 Solo
Alex the Alex 09/Sep/16 Solo O/S
sheelba 02/Sep/16 Lead O/S
with Naomi
Jack Ridley 26/Aug/16 Lead
Hugobristol 13/Aug/16 Lead rpt
with EC
EC 13/Aug/16 2nd
laura.nicoll 05/Aug/16 2nd
with Alice, Grahame
Hidden 26/Jul/16 Solo O/S
andybirtwistle 25/Jul/16 Solo
with Sue Birtwistle
Hidden 23/Jul/16 Solo O/S
Dangerous Dave 22/Jun/16 Solo O/S
Dino Dave 08/Jun/16 2nd O/S
Hugobristol 08/Jun/16 Lead O/S
with Dave
Hidden 17/May/16 Lead rpt
Jenkins75 16/May/16 TR O/S
Hidden 13/May/16 Lead O/S
CHarrison 10/Apr/16 2nd rpt

Seconded after backing off the lead AGAIN! Made very light work of it and wished I just lead it. I will be back...

Hidden 28/Feb/16 Solo
Hidden ??/2016 -
Hidden ??/2016 -
PAJames ??/2016 -
bede.west 19/Dec/15 Solo O/S
OERees 24/Oct/15 Solo O/S
ESmith 16/Oct/15 2nd O/S
with Olli C
Olli-C 15/Oct/15 Lead O/S
with ESmith
Hidden 14/Oct/15 Solo
Jmpollard 10/Oct/15 Lead O/S

Went up to start and thought that the gear out to the left was probably not in, so went up and down to the next gear about four times getting more and more pumped. Eventually decided sod it, and put the gear in and then had to do another few up and downs to place my next piece and clip it. Definitely would have found it easier if I hadn't faffed about at the start, but still saved the onsight!!

iamstebarker 10/Oct/15 Solo O/S
Alpenglow 10/Oct/15 2nd rpt
with Simon A
Liam Ingram 04/Oct/15 Lead rpt
klipkabouter 29/Sep/15 -
with Alan Huburd
Adam Long 23/Sep/15 Solo
Anne Gumbley 13/Sep/15 2nd dog
markfairbank 13/Sep/15 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Sep/15 2nd
Heggie 06/Sep/15 Lead
with Stephen Beard
MBarraclough 28/Aug/15 Lead O/S
anguskille 27/Aug/15 Solo O/S
MBarraclough 25/Aug/15 Lead O/S
08nbrierley 20/Aug/15 Lead G/U
watson.b 20/Aug/15 2nd rpt
with nicky
joem 15/Aug/15 Lead O/S
with clure
ClareM.123 15/Aug/15 2nd O/S
stub1990 11/Aug/15 -
08nbrierley 11/Aug/15 2nd O/S
Hidden 08/Aug/15 -
Hidden 08/Aug/15 2nd
Captain Solo 03/Aug/15 Solo
watson.b 01/Aug/15 Lead

Bout time I lead this

garyb1442 01/Aug/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 23/Jul/15 Lead O/S
Hmgslade 23/Jul/15 2nd
with Jack
Elsier 05/Jul/15 2nd rpt
with Adrian
sarah hawker 04/Jul/15 TR dog
with bob
andybirtwistle 01/Jul/15 Solo
Adamski1986 23/Jun/15 2nd
garyb1442 23/Jun/15 Lead β

Quite committing with no gear until the flake, but definitely one of my favourite leads

salix 12/Jun/15 2nd
with Sergio
HaddRoots 25/May/15 Solo O/S
Hidden 23/May/15 -
Hidden 16/May/15 2nd
CHarrison 16/May/15 Lead rpt

Backed off the lead (too high without any gear for my comfort) then kicked myself after finding a huge hold I previously missed making the climb feel relatively easy. Lead clean after clean second.

malone 15/May/15 2nd
Hidden 15/May/15 Lead O/S
Adamski1986 02/May/15 Lead rpt
garyb1442 02/May/15 2nd O/S
Hidden ?/May/15 Solo
Hidden 18/Apr/15 Lead
PeteWilson 16/Apr/15 Solo O/S
with josh
jonnie3430 11/Apr/15 Lead O/S
with Will
leerodgers84 06/Apr/15 Lead RP

Did it easily this time after dogging it on second last year. Great route.

with Joe
rodge 06/Apr/15 2nd O/S
Andrew Sandercock 05/Apr/15 2nd rpt
Hidden 05/Apr/15 Lead O/S
Charlie Zephyr Booth ?/Apr/15 -
with dave armstrong, tim millen
Hidden ??/2015 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/2015 Lead
leerodgers84 02/Dec/14 2nd dog
stugreen75 10/Nov/14 Lead rpt
scottcoates 09/Nov/14 Lead
williap 07/Nov/14 2nd
FraserMcClennan 12/Oct/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 12/Oct/14 2nd
Paul Figg 28/Sep/14 Lead
with Rachel Antill
Mhairi G 28/Sep/14 2nd
with Don, Patrick
Pat-H 27/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with don, mhairi
Jon Read 24/Sep/14 Lead
with Debs
Colin Edwards 20/Sep/14 Lead O/S
with Ian Mcabe
IanMcC 20/Sep/14 2nd
with Colin Edwards
Smith42 03/Sep/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 31/Aug/14 Lead rpt
Fiona Reid 30/Aug/14 2nd

Great lead by Mike. Really enjoyed this. One day I might even pluck up the courage to lead it!

with Mike
Mike-W-99 30/Aug/14 Lead β

Some rapid down climbing after a handhold started crumbling. Straight back up cleanly.

with Fiona
andy_e 16/Aug/14 2nd rpt
with Mike Gallimore
MichaelGallimore 16/Aug/14 Lead O/S

Got a super sling to protect the start. Also placed gear in flake to left. Committing moves up to the flake. Good fun.

abbeywall 09/Aug/14 2nd
with SJ
abbeywall 09/Aug/14 2nd rpt

A second time as partner wanted to lead it again

David Stevens 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with David Crofts
scoth 09/Aug/14 Lead O/S
with lisa, Emily Taylor
Hidden 09/Aug/14 Lead
Klingon 07/Aug/14 Lead
with Clyde
smithjmw46 13/Jul/14 2nd rpt
AlexRenshaw 12/Jul/14 Lead
with Ted Lister
Hidden 28/Jun/14 2nd O/S
RossKirtley 18/Jun/14 Lead O/S
Hidden 08/Jun/14 2nd
Hidden 19/May/14 TR
Hidden 19/May/14 Lead O/S
cpforbes 18/May/14 Lead RP
with Richard gage
Andy Hewison 17/May/14 2nd
with Paul, Neale
el diablo 14/May/14 Lead
with John Sanders
MikeLell 26/Mar/14 Lead O/S

Didn't bother with any gear in the end... hardest moves low down.

with Emma Parkinson
stugreen75 22/Mar/14 Lead rpt
Matt Ray 22/Mar/14 2nd
malinkvist 11/Mar/14 2nd
samwillo 11/Mar/14 Lead
Alpenglow 09/Mar/14 2nd rpt
with Rob, Tom L
Klingon 09/Jan/14 Solo
robertmctague ??/2014 Lead O/S
robertmctague ??/2014 Solo rpt
adie84 ??/2014 -
Klingon 01/Dec/13 Lead
with Nimble, Capt Kirk
nigel pearson 17/Nov/13 2nd
with Robin
Hidden 10/Nov/13 2nd
Klingon 29/Oct/13 Solo
Hidden 20/Oct/13 Lead
Klingon 08/Oct/13 Solo
GAshby 05/Oct/13 Lead O/S
adamsandy1 30/Sep/13 Lead O/S
Klingon 28/Sep/13 Solo
Mark Bull 26/Sep/13 Lead rpt
with Mike
Klingon 22/Sep/13 Solo
annep11 22/Sep/13 Lead β
with Yummicks
ewan i 21/Sep/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 20/Sep/13 2nd
Klingon 14/Sep/13 Lead
with Nimble, Capt Kirk
dakidunn 23/Aug/13 2nd
richiebongo 20/Aug/13 Solo O/S
with emily, will roper, topher
salix 20/Aug/13 Solo rpt
katyhope 11/Aug/13 TR dog
with IanHope
IanHope 11/Aug/13 TR O/S
with John L
Simnel 11/Aug/13 TR O/S
ferdia 11/Aug/13 Lead O/S
ewan i 11/Aug/13 Lead rpt
with neil, Albert
Chris Reid 10/Aug/13 Solo
Elsier 27/Jul/13 2nd
with Ian
Hidden 27/Jul/13 Lead
watson.b 20/Jul/13 Lead dnf
watson.b 20/Jul/13 2nd β

Had to get my gear back

smithjmw46 20/Jul/13 Lead O/S
Richard Alderton 20/Jul/13 2nd
with Ben
robertmichaellovell 15/Jul/13 Solo
Hidden 10/Jul/13 Lead O/S
watson.b 10/Jul/13 2nd O/S
with rich
Hidden 09/Jul/13 Lead O/S
oliverk 09/Jul/13 2nd
with Dan
Hidden 06/Jul/13 2nd dnf
Roberttaylor 05/Jul/13 Lead rpt
with Tom e
The Big Sender 05/Jul/13 2nd rpt
Hidden 29/Jun/13 -
Hidden 26/Jun/13 Lead O/S
catrin289 26/Jun/13 2nd O/S
with Jamie
chris smith 18/Jun/13 Lead O/S
Tobes 08/Jun/13 Lead
with Charlie
cooperman 07/Jun/13 Lead O/S
with Shelley Barlow
Mike_Hayes 25/May/13 2nd
simeclimb68 12/May/13 Solo rpt
Hidden 06/May/13 TR dog
DaveAtkinson 06/May/13 TR
Alpenglow 06/May/13 Lead O/S
with Ollie N, Becca, Katie K, Owen
vyl20 04/May/13 -
with Rachel
Hidden 04/May/13 2nd
oliverk 04/May/13 Lead O/S
RUDIN.J.D.H 28/Apr/13 2nd O/S

quite bold, few gear placements.

kyaizawa 28/Apr/13 Lead O/S
Lunar25 20/Apr/13 Lead O/S
with Phil Marsh
yarbles 13/Apr/13 Lead

Lower gear placement is buggered, big lump of rock fallen off. Have to stick something in the crack further left now.

with Jo
Blackthorn 13/Apr/13 2nd
with Ollie
ieuanr 07/Apr/13 2nd

Injured tendons were not happy on the crimps.

ValDog 07/Apr/13 Lead
with Ieuan
Dr Toph 17/Feb/13 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2013 2nd
son of thor ??/2013 Lead

great route has it all, crimpy slab to start, juggy section in the middle then big flake climbing to finish. cool route.

freemanTom 21/Oct/12 Lead
with Amy Till
jev 07/Oct/12 2nd
with Ruslan, HWUMC
Matt Harle 28/Sep/12 Lead O/S
allyrocke 08/Sep/12 Lead rpt
with Lizzie Wastnedge
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd
Hidden 26/Aug/12 2nd
samt 26/Aug/12 Solo
with Jez
Hidden 26/Aug/12 Lead
williamsd79 18/Aug/12 Lead O/S
mike_tamanawis 12/Aug/12 2nd O/S

Lovely route, pretty nails for the VS given in our guidebook.

with Andreas B
Hidden 12/Aug/12 Lead O/S
Ulgrid 11/Aug/12 2nd
with Ross
Hidden 11/Aug/12 Lead rpt
barni 29/Jun/12 Solo β
benchwarmer 29/Jun/12 Lead O/S
with Sean Barron Malone
Higher Primate 20/Jun/12 2nd dog
elCapitano 20/Jun/12 Lead rpt
with Drew
Hidden 02/Jun/12 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Jun/12 2nd
wee_jonny_gillespie - BAD SELLER 24/May/12 Lead O/S
with Chris Brodie
jason 06/May/12 2nd
with moose ridd, mike
mikecollins 06/May/12 2nd O/S
Ste Ridd 06/May/12 Lead
petellis 05/May/12 2nd rpt
with Sloth
SamHarvey ?/May/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/May/12 Lead rpt
taylor123 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Scott Anderson
Haighy 28/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Ross Creber
redshapedfriday 16/Apr/12 Lead O/S
with tom anderson
Russell Birkett 14/Apr/12 Solo O/S
Hidden 07/Apr/12 Lead RP
stuartmunn 07/Apr/12 2nd O/S
with Chris Barnett
Blakclaw 31/Mar/12 2nd dog

Needed rests, but got up under own steam!

with Jon Ashdown
maryleese 31/Mar/12 2nd
The Big Sender 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
Liam Ingram 31/Mar/12 Lead rpt
allyrocke 31/Mar/12 Lead O/S
with Ted Angus, Aleks Domanski, Fergus Cuthill, Morgan Trigg
Adamski1986 31/Mar/12 Lead

Finally got it on lead. Lorraine next

Tim Rodgers 31/Mar/12 2nd
Hidden 31/Mar/12 2nd dog
rob10150 29/Mar/12 Lead O/S

crimpy start, tops a dodel.

Andy McConkey 29/Mar/12 2nd O/S
mav 25/Mar/12 2nd
with JS
ST3V10 25/Mar/12 Lead
chrisallan 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
crookachili 18/Mar/12 2nd
with Jev
jev 18/Mar/12 Lead rpt
with Reuben
Hidden 18/Mar/12 Lead O/S
georgedunton 11/Mar/12 Lead O/S
RossKirtley 11/Mar/12 Solo O/S
mikecollins 10/Mar/12 Lead O/S

No way this is VS 5a. First section to the break is technical in tiny crimps. At the first break there is zero pro until 8 meters up at the flake. Not a hard climb but it comparison to other VS's at bowden it is harder.

peter.herd 19/Feb/12 2nd
with Rory Brown
Hidden 19/Feb/12 Lead
Hidden 11/Feb/12 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/12 Solo
djromberg 15/Jan/12 Lead O/S

3 in 1 delicate slab, overhang and a flake to finish. Great climb.

Hidden 12/Jan/12 Lead O/S
ed.burton 12/Jan/12 2nd O/S
with Matt Murphy
cballard ??/2012 -
alan moore ??/2012 Solo

One of the perfect outcrop routes.

arrang ??/2012 Lead O/S
JonnoP 19/Nov/11 Lead
Adamski1986 19/Nov/11 2nd rpt
with JonnoP
Ulgrid 12/Nov/11 2nd O/S
with Ross
Hidden 12/Nov/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Oct/11 Lead O/S
carlh 06/Oct/11 Lead rpt
Hidden 01/Oct/11 2nd dog
Harry Holmes 01/Oct/11 Lead rpt
with Joanna
Dervey 01/Oct/11 Lead O/S
with Tom
horsefeathers 01/Oct/11 2nd O/S
with Harry
Hidden 01/Oct/11 Solo
Darboak42 ?/Oct/11 Lead
Hidden 25/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Klingon 17/Sep/11 Lead rpt
with Capt Kirk
Klingon 15/Sep/11 Lead β

Seconded before but came off last time. Straightforward this time on lead.

with Nimble
MDowson 04/Sep/11 2nd
with Tom pitchforth
samoliver01 01/Sep/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 22/Aug/11 Lead O/S
kieranlivett 22/Aug/11 2nd O/S
with nick valente
y2keable 20/Aug/11 Lead rpt


with John
Harry Holmes 18/Aug/11 Solo O/S
with Tom HS, Tom E
kat86 30/Jul/11 -
y2keable 22/Jul/11 Lead O/S
with John
andybirtwistle 13/Jul/11 Solo
qboyd 11/Jul/11 Lead RP

This id down as a HVS 5a in rockfax northern England guidebook

with David
cc_10 11/Jul/11 2nd dog
Hidden 11/Jul/11 Lead
Scotsken 08/Jul/11 Lead O/S
RossT 03/Jul/11 2nd
with Alan, Chris
daWalt 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
with TC
Hidden 26/Jun/11 2nd O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 26/Jun/11 -
R Spisser 26/Jun/11 Lead O/S
elCapitano 24/Jun/11 Lead
with Drew
glenngordon 14/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with kenny o'brien
mikemontain 12/Jun/11 Lead
with alison williams
Hidden 12/Jun/11 2nd
ewan i 08/Jun/11 Lead O/S
with andrew duggan
James Prowse 28/May/11 Lead O/S
Hidden 21/May/11 Solo
Roberttaylor 10/May/11 Lead β

Climb up, place gear, try thr crux, sore feet, climb down, jump off, did it in the end but hardly an onsight.

with Tom HS
HeatReactor 08/May/11 2nd β
RagingPuffin 01/May/11 Lead O/S
with Claire
johnpuddephatt 22/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Ryan Mole
Hidden 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
RyMole 22/Apr/11 Lead O/S
Andrew Sandercock 14/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Cracking route. No gear before the flake.

with Chrismo
Adamski1986 14/Apr/11 TR O/S

Did not like the start to this route, confident i can lead it after a few practice runs. The climbing is not difficult but gear is minimal on first part of the climb.

with Richard Gage
Hidden 14/Apr/11 2nd
MDowson 10/Apr/11 2nd
with Jonathon Powell
djbeaumont 09/Apr/11 Lead O/S
with kerry
Tom Baird 09/Apr/11 2nd O/S
with Nathan Beard, Mark Howie
rgd1977 08/Apr/11 TR RP
robertmichaellovell 03/Apr/11 2nd
with Lawrence
wence 03/Apr/11 Lead O/S

Delicate and thuggy, and all in 12m

with Rob
Hidden ?/Apr/11 2nd
hobblingfool 19/Mar/11 Lead rpt

Real shame about all the damage at the overhang, cams on rock like this should be used with extreme caution. The poor crag is suffering. Lovely route still.

simon_D 16/Jan/11 Solo O/S
kingholmesy ??/2011 Solo O/S
Scottish78 ??/2011 -
Phill_ Thompson ??/2011 Lead
Hidden ??/2011 -
backpack ??/2011 -
benclimbing 07/Nov/10 Lead
Dave Latimer 07/Nov/10 2nd
Erik_M 02/Nov/10 2nd O/S
with Andy Wank, Sarah Collins, Sarah Kirton, Donald Slater
fall-line 02/Nov/10 Lead rpt
with Sarah Collins, Andy Wank, Erik Mackie, Sarah Kirton
Rachel Slater 24/Oct/10 Lead O/S
jonny taylor 18/Sep/10 2nd
with James B
ablackett 18/Sep/10 Lead rpt

Led on James B's gear as he had just done it. Cracking route, glad to see it isn't any harder after I did a bad thing here last year.

with Jonny
barney800 18/Sep/10 Lead O/S

Another classic! Crux is not hard, but bold and difficult to protect - without a bouldering mat and team of expert spotters that is.

Klingon 15/Sep/10 TR
with Albert, Steve Kirkup
Hidden 25/Aug/10 Solo
Laurence Everitt 24/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Mark D
RuthC 22/Aug/10 2nd
mattyork2 22/Aug/10 Lead O/S
with Ian Jones, Ruth Colston
Chriswallis2 19/Aug/10 Lead rpt
with Anna
Andy Moles 17/Aug/10 Solo rpt
with -
Hidden 02/Aug/10 2nd dog
rob askew 02/Aug/10 Solo O/S

had a rope and gear with me to set up a belay but didnt want to use them so i didnt

with nick brindley
Hidden 01/Aug/10 Lead
Neil Mackenzie 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S

seconded lassie called Nic to retrieve her gear, lovely route but bold lead!!

sneaks 31/Jul/10 2nd O/S
with janey
Hidden 31/Jul/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 28/Jul/10 Lead
K Wall 24/Jul/10 Lead
with Martin
steveb2006 24/Jul/10 2nd
with Paul E
jev 18/Jul/10 2nd rpt
with HWUMC
jev 08/Jul/10 Lead O/S
with HWUMC
glenngordon 05/Jul/10 Lead O/S
jamiefoxen 03/Jul/10 Solo O/S
with dan, bob foster
Dr Toph 03/Jul/10 Solo rpt
with Ally Hill
alanramsay 26/Jun/10 2nd dog
with Alastair Ferguson, Dave
treejamie 20/Jun/10 2nd
PeteH 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 19/Jun/10 Lead O/S
j0shwyatt000 19/May/10 Lead β
jonb23 15/May/10 Lead
with Louis Wallace
David Bulley 15/May/10 Lead RP

Tried again this trip, so easy

gdsmnorm 08/May/10 AltLd
NaomiHart 08/May/10 Lead O/S
with Ian
WB 24/Apr/10 Lead O/S
with Jim
Hidden 17/Apr/10 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Apr/10 Solo
MDowson 02/Apr/10 Lead
with jo M
Hidden ?/Apr/10 Lead O/S
fall-line 23/Mar/10 Lead O/S

Not hard moves, just scary, maybe hard vs.

with Karolina Mysiak
jimmyrua 21/Mar/10 2nd rpt
with Euan Strachan
Callum T 21/Mar/10 2nd β
with James Connoly, Euan Strachan
tomdude 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S

glad to do this after getting too scared before...

with fede
Euan Strachan 21/Mar/10 Lead O/S
with James C
David Bulley 07/Mar/10 Lead dnf

Didn't realise you have to get your foot high to reach the flake - deffo do it next time!

with Andy Chisholm
Hidden ??/2010 -
frenchpeter ??/2010 Lead
benj_d ??/2010 Solo O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
nickcanute ??/2010 Lead O/S
carlh ??/2010 -
scott gibson ??/2010 -
gypsy3006 ??/2010 Lead O/S
Alison2 ?/Dec/09 2nd O/S
burto 28/Oct/09 Solo rpt
Hidden 18/Oct/09 2nd
Ewan Russell 18/Oct/09 Solo O/S

not saying its crap but 3 stars?

with luumc people
Hidden 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
Fergus Cuthill 04/Oct/09 Solo O/S
Liam Ingram 04/Oct/09 2nd O/S
with Ben Feintzeig
petegunn 04/Oct/09 Lead
with Davina
andybroadway 27/Sep/09 2nd
stukent 10/Sep/09 Lead rpt
Hidden 29/Aug/09 Solo O/S
timcussins 29/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Kiri
dj_brigham05 27/Aug/09 Solo rpt
Timo Austino 22/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with mad Len
CharlieMack 16/Aug/09 Solo O/S
Lawrie Brand 16/Aug/09 2nd rpt
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Aug/09 Lead
Vicki M 15/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Lawrie
Mike_Hayes 08/Aug/09 Lead O/S
with Len Cole
stuaart 02/Aug/09 2nd
with Neil Redgrave
Hidden 12/Jul/09 Lead
akhutton88 11/Jul/09 Lead
Hidden 10/Jul/09 2nd
Dave Warburton 08/Jul/09 Solo O/S


Hidden 31/May/09 Lead O/S
stukent 29/May/09 2nd rpt
Ardginny 29/May/09 Lead O/S
david morse 23/May/09 2nd
with andy+ben
Hardcore Pat 02/May/09 Lead

Awesome, wicked, mega!

with Graham Plant
Trevera 02/May/09 Lead
with Pawel Dawidsziuk
odox 02/May/09 Lead
with Ali Gover
Hidden 19/Apr/09 Lead O/S
jkarran 18/Apr/09 Lead

Bold crux into the crack.

with Pete
petellis 18/Apr/09 2nd O/S
CalumC 12/Apr/09 Solo rpt
with Andy and Charlie
Hidden 27/Feb/09 Lead β
Hidden 24/Jan/09 2nd
Hidden 24/Jan/09 Lead O/S
barney_edin ??/2009 -
ewan i ??/2009 -
KragKing ??/2009 2nd
jess ??/2009 Solo O/S
with martin
j0shwyatt000 ??/2009 2nd O/S
French Erick 30/Dec/08 Solo β
Hidden ?/Nov/08 Lead
Will Hunt 25/Oct/08 Solo O/S

HVS my arse. Piss easy and well protected after an overgraded and very low crux.

Chris wilson 13/Oct/08 2nd
with John F
Hidden 28/Sep/08 2nd O/S
Hidden 28/Sep/08 Lead rpt
clive-greenwood 30/Aug/08 2nd
MikeLeeds 30/Aug/08 Lead O/S
Andy Moles 24/Aug/08 Solo rpt
with -
HC~R 26/Jul/08 2nd
with Eagle River
Hidden ?/Jul/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 30/Jun/08 -
John Haxon 28/Jun/08 TR O/S
with Nancy Kniveton, Jon Punshon
tom rookes ?/Jun/08 TR O/S
with nick stewart
jonny taylor 26/May/08 Lead O/S

Seriously people, stop putting cams in, they burst out and wreck the rock. Side-runners in crack out to left are all that's left now.

with James
Jimmy O 26/May/08 2nd O/S

What he said.

cem 10/May/08 Lead O/S
with Ian Frith
joe larner 26/Apr/08 2nd
Hidden 20/Apr/08 Lead O/S
Hidden 20/Apr/08 2nd O/S
Skinny Kin 19/Apr/08 Lead O/S

It has to be an HVS as the first piece of gear is half way up the route already.

alaan 24/Feb/08 Solo O/S
Chriswallis2 24/Feb/08 Lead O/S
with Al Breen
Hidden 16/Feb/08 Lead
Andy Moles 13/Feb/08 Solo rpt
with -
burto 13/Feb/08 Solo O/S
shouter ??/2008 2nd
wigwamheed ??/2008 -
with paulo mostly
CBA ??/2008 -
MarkDavies36 ??/2008 -
PaulWillis1973 ??/2008 -
Graham Iles 07/Nov/07 Solo
Claire S-J ?/Nov/07 2nd
decs 30/Sep/07 Lead
with Dan
MDowson 30/Sep/07 2nd
Woodiee 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S

nice climb, can see why it has stars!

Andy Moles 30/Sep/07 Lead O/S
with Burton
GrantB 21/Sep/07 2nd
petellis 21/Sep/07 Lead O/S
gforce 15/Sep/07 Solo
with The beach boys
Lawrie Brand 07/Sep/07 Lead O/S
tomcorley55 05/Sep/07 2nd dog
with Mark Duggan
Mark D 05/Sep/07 Lead O/S
kmac 04/Sep/07 TR
with Stan Boardman
Dougie Harvey 04/Sep/07 2nd O/S
victim of mathematics 25/Aug/07 2nd RP
crossdressingrodney 25/Aug/07 TR RP
MG50 24/Aug/07 2nd O/S
with Keith & Mark
Chad123 23/Aug/07 Solo rpt

Feels harder than Lorraine, which is a tough VS so surely HVS? At least one 5a move.

with Emily
bourney ?/Aug/07 Solo O/S
andymoin 27/Jul/07 2nd O/S
with Mark Jarvie
Hidden 15/Jul/07 Lead O/S
andyandy 08/Jul/07 Lead
with Ben
JLS 08/Jul/07 Lead O/S
with Jacqui
Hidden 27/Jun/07 2nd
ed woods 30/May/07 Lead
Hidden 20/May/07 Lead rpt
beegsyboy 26/Apr/07 Lead O/S

Hard for VS!!

with Sandy
chris2451 05/Apr/07 Solo
dj_brigham05 05/Apr/07 Solo O/S
Russell Lovett 25/Mar/07 Lead rpt
with tony lickes
Laura Hamlet 03/Mar/07 TR
with Birty,Jamie, Andy
stukent ??/2007 Lead
Chris(cface!) ??/2007 -
topsyturvy ??/2007 Lead O/S

Date approximate

with Dan Hattle
Tristan.Stricker ??/2007 Lead O/S
Hidden 02/Dec/06 2nd
GPN ?/Nov/06 2nd
French Erick 29/Oct/06 Solo
Brown 14/Oct/06 Solo O/S
with Solo
Xav 14/Oct/06 Lead O/S
Hidden 07/Oct/06 Solo
bpmclimb 07/Oct/06 2nd O/S
with Andy
steev 01/Oct/06 Lead β
with Fran
Hidden 13/Sep/06 Lead dnf
Hidden 09/Sep/06 Lead
chris2451 28/Aug/06 Lead RP

No gear of any significance until about 8m up. Fell from this point on first attempt

leeksi 28/Aug/06 2nd O/S
stuart100 26/Aug/06 Lead rpt
with Claire Graham
trekkie ?/Aug/06 Lead O/S

Scary after the slab with no protection until the upper crack and teh prospect of a big swing..

with Martin
catt 04/Jun/06 2nd O/S

taking a real battering below the flake. a real shame.

with Blane
Hidden ?/Jun/06 2nd
gaz.marshall ??/2006 -
pocketsarah ??/2006 2nd O/S
smollett ?/Nov/05 Lead O/S
Hidden 16/Oct/05 Lead O/S
John Pickles 08/Sep/05 Lead rpt
Hidden 08/Sep/05 2nd
steveb2006 29/Aug/05 Solo
Hidden 07/Aug/05 Lead
ewen ?/Jun/05 Lead
duncana 12/Feb/05 2nd

Off three times on delicate start - hands and feet were blocks of ice!

with Pippa Archer
Laramadness 26/Sep/04 Solo
Hidden ?/Jun/04 2nd O/S
Stuart S 30/May/04 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Apr/04 Lead O/S
snowy owl 20/Nov/03 2nd
with Neil Rutherford
Mark Davies PK ?/Aug/03 Solo O/S
with Fiend
karly54 10/May/03 Lead
with Bev
Hidden ?/May/03 Lead O/S
IanMcC 01/Mar/03 Lead
with Mhairi
David Ballantyne ??/2003 Lead O/S
with Chris ?
michaelb1 ?/Aug/02 Lead

No gear until flake

with Stevie graham
Hidden 28/Jul/02 Lead
tompercy ?/Sep/01 Solo
Ryan Clancy ??/2001 Lead O/S
with Ben McRae
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 10/Jun/00 2nd rpt
with Drew
Hidden ?/Mar/00 Solo rpt
Hidden ??/2000 Lead O/S
Beardyman ??/2000 -
stugreen75 ??/2000 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Oct/99 Lead
Dave Kerr 18/Sep/99 Solo
Hidden 11/Sep/99 Solo
IanMcC 06/Jun/99 Lead
with Ross Lindsay, eldiablo
el diablo 06/Jun/99 2nd
with Cabey
john irving ??/1999 -
jfmchivall ??/1999 -
Climbster 21/Jun/98 Lead O/S
Hidden ?/Feb/98 Lead
John Pickles 04/Aug/97 Lead O/S
with Paul Willis
JiveWeasel ?/Aug/97 2nd
Hidden ?/May/97 2nd
stewart murray ??/1997 Lead
with Pete Middleton
Hidden 27/Sep/96 Solo O/S
p.crooky#1 04/Sep/96 Solo O/S
with Ecca
Hidden 04/Aug/96 Lead
stuart100 ?/May/96 Lead O/S
with Claire Graham
The Reaper 13/Aug/95 TR O/S


Tom V 17/Jun/95 -
pingora 29/Apr/95 Lead
with Yvonne
Ian Jones ??/1995 Solo

A doddle when you are fit but for the VS/HVS climber this is hard and serios. Clearly NOT VS.

with Sean Smith
Hidden ??/1995 -
Hidden ??/1995 2nd
roncaves 25/Jun/94 Lead
with Gavin Williams
jonesieboy ?/Jun/94 -
William Robertson ??/1994 Solo O/S
with Emily
JiveWeasel ?/Nov/93 2nd
John Southworth ?/Oct/93 Solo O/S
pingora 27/Jun/93 Solo
mike fenwick ?/Jun/93 Solo
whispering nic ?/Jun/93 -
Iain Thow 27/Mar/93 Lead
with girl from Pateley Bridge
nai 17/Feb/93 Solo
with Woz
Marti999 ??/1993 AltLd
The Pulsing Motorik of Neu! 29/Aug/92 2nd O/S
CMacD ??/1992 -
kato'sdad ??/1992 Solo
kennylind ??/1992 Lead O/S


Tony Little 12/Sep/91 Solo O/S
malc 06/Sep/91 Lead
pingora 14/Jul/91 Lead O/S
with Moyes
Yourlead 08/Jun/91 2nd
with Graham Penny
kato'sdad ??/1991 Solo
uphillnow ??/1991 -
Hidden 02/Sep/90 Lead O/S
Steve Crowe 01/Jul/90 Lead rpt
with KM
gme 01/Jan/90 -
Chris Ebbutt ??/1990 Lead
DaveHo ??/1990 Lead O/S
Hidden ??/1990 Solo O/S
Dave Musgrove 27/Aug/89 2nd
with Keith Bostrum
Roget ?/Aug/89 Solo O/S
steve taylor ?/May/88 Solo
with judith
steviewindsurf ??/1988 -
Hidden 18/Feb/87 Lead
Steve Crowe 20/Apr/86 Lead O/S
with Jerry Gore
Will Webb ??/1985 -
mitch1960 ??/1985 -
with Jon Henderson
Andrew Nelson ??/1984 -
Hidden 01/Apr/83 Solo
Hidden ?/May/82 Lead
Hidden 09/Apr/82 Solo
Martin Bennett 08/Nov/81 Solo
Mark Kemball 03/May/80 Solo
telemark ??/1980 Solo

In a howling gale same day as Main Wall.

Paul Clarke ??/1980 -
with NUMC
Bruce Kerr 19/Aug/79 Lead
with Willie Jeffrey
allmag 16/May/76 Lead

Surprisingly scarey, especially if it's at all greasy, which it was, but a great route. Led it again in 1989 and still found it 'interesting'. Putting cams behind the smaller flakes on Bowden Doors is asking for trouble! It used to be a classic VS 5a!

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