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Grade Route Quality Style Crag Climber Date
Sat 30th Jan '16 - Dangars Gorge
The Dragons Belly
20 ** Thor's Traverse

Always the first route to do at D.B. A great warm up and about the only route you'll do all day with dry shoes!!!

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Very Good DWS 20m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
23 *** Middle Earth Traverse Extension

A really enjoyable section. The blocky stemming compression was the highlight. Can't wait to see if this traverse can go further still!

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Very Good DWS 30m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
23 *** Middle Earth Traverse

Enjoyed pushing this route.

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Very Good DWS 50m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
Dyno-Soar

Love this dyno. That feeling when you launch high with total concentration off great pockets, only to miss the finish hold and free fall backwards into the cool watery depths. First shot is always a warm/psych up. I landed a left on the finish hold on my second attempt but couldn't stick it. At least it feels like it'll go now. Haven't been entirely convinced until now.

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Classic DWS 2m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
21 * Dyno Access Ramp

Good fun. An easy one to keep throwing yourself at to try and get to the block a little easier than Thor's Traverse.

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Good DWS 3m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
24 ** 'Dis'-Location

A nice find by Al. He was all over It until a crucial foot went astray and turned a tight gaston into inspiration for the name of the climb.Under the rooflet I ended up heading left where Al went right. Scope for an alternate finish out right into M.E.T.ext. Nice and fingery with small feet.

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Very Good DWS 5m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
Underbelly

Hard! Has to be something hiding around the buldge. Again, a bit too wet to make it work today. A nice low-ball.

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
DWS Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
** Hungry Catfish, Frothing Dragon Traverse

A really nice route with techy gastons, laybacks and compression moves. Will it go? We think so, probably better attempted when the rock isn't seeping from the previous days rain. Oh yeah, mind the spiders and bird shit.

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Very Good DWS 1m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
12 Salmon Run

Not really DWS, but you'd get to the water eventually.

- with Al,Alan Ezzy,Phil
Average DWS 10m Dangars Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 30th Jan '16
Mon 18th Jan '16 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Grip het als een vulkan
V2 Milkshake

Good stuff just needed someone to show me how it was done

- with Alan Ezzy
Very Good Boulder 4m Bendemeer
Mon 18th Jan '16
Sat 16th Jan '16 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders Evan Stone area
V0 L.A.S Staircase

A two move wonder

- with Alan Ezzy,Phil
Average Boulder 4m Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 16th Jan '16
V0 L.A.S Elevator

There was a crack there so we climbed it. The SS adds something....

- with Alan Ezzy,Phil
Average Boulder 4m Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 16th Jan '16
V3 * Al, Ben & Phil's Excellent Slabby Adventure

The SS is all in the knobble. Getting established on the slab requires some crystal faith and delicate foot transitioning.

- with Alan Ezzy,Phil
Good Boulder 4m Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 16th Jan '16
V4 * A cult following

What are you like, Skip? Quality, erm... good, but perhaps unnecessary? Basically look at all the holds you'd like to use and then only use some of them. At least 30 more combinations awaiting a F.A up this very wall

- with Alan Ezzy,Brendan Heywood
Boulder Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 16th Jan '16
V0 Rail

Fun. Wants to go higher.

- with Alan Ezzy,Brendan Heywood
Good Boulder Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 16th Jan '16
V3 * Hock it

A fun problem and a not-so-good hammy warmer

- with Alan Ezzy,Brendan Heywood,Phil
Good Boulder Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 16th Jan '16
V7 The West Face

This just looked a bit silly at first. Okay holds to a point and then nothingness beyond. After a few flailing attempts Dr. Phil uncovered a new footer which I found to be quite useful. After plenty of psych I followed Al on the send train, but only just - the difference between sticking the finish and not was a couple of mm's of my middle finger pad. Good times!

- with Alan Ezzy,Brendan Heywood,Phil
Classic Boulder 3m Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 16th Jan '16
Sat 31st Oct '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Central climbing areas Savage Amusement Buttress
25 *** Picnic at Hanging Rock

Wow, what a sick route. Very bold committing lead through the floating block section (despite the carrots) to an awkward space. And just when you think it's all over and you've made it, the top-out offers one last surprise move that your pumped out little T-Rex arms are only just capable of pulling off. Much fun!

- with Alan Ezzy,Brendan Heywood
Mega Classic Mixed 10m, 3 Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 31st Oct '15
Sat 31st Oct '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders Water tunnel area
VB Ben in Boots the second

About the only thing we could muster that day, in boots and without pads. A very low-ball.

- with Alan Ezzy,Brendan Heywood
Average Boulder Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 31st Oct '15
Sat 31st Oct '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders The holy land
Right traverse - with Brendan Heywood,Alan Ezzy Boulder Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 31st Oct '15
Mantle shelf - with Brendan Heywood,Alan Ezzy Good Boulder Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 31st Oct '15
V1 Into the challice - with Brendan Heywood,Alan Ezzy Boulder Gara Gorge Ben Vincent
Sat 31st Oct '15
Sat 16th Jan '16 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders Evan Stone area
* Licorice all sorts

Alan had a couple cracks of this with a very different sequence and he's probably sent it by now.

- with Alan Ezzy,Ben Vincent,Phil
Boulder 3m Gara Gorge
Sat 16th Jan '16
V7 The West Face - with Ben Vincent,Alan Ezzy Boulder 3m Gara Gorge
Sat 16th Jan '16
V4 * A cult following

I have shown them the way. Ben Vincent and Alan Ezzy despite their initial reluctance have been converted and now see the magnificence of this variant for what it is.

- with Ben Vincent,Alan Ezzy
Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 16th Jan '16
V0 Rail - with Ben Vincent,Alan Ezzy Good Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 16th Jan '16
V3 * Hock it - with Ben Vincent,Alan Ezzy Good Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 16th Jan '16
V1 Warmup traverse - with Ben Vincent,Alan Ezzy Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 16th Jan '16
V0 Warmup - with Ben Vincent,Alan Ezzy Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 16th Jan '16
Wed 30th Dec '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders The holy land
VB Round rail - with Joakim,Sabrina Good Boulder Gara Gorge
Wed 30th Dec '15
V0 Cracked vessel - with Joakim,Sabrina Good Boulder Gara Gorge
Wed 30th Dec '15
Wed 30th Dec '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders Moonscape area
V1 ** Erudite coprolite - with Joakim,Sabrina Classic Boulder Gara Gorge
Wed 30th Dec '15
V0 Chunk mantle - with Joakim,Sabrina Good Boulder Gara Gorge
Wed 30th Dec '15
Wed 30th Dec '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge South-Western Boulders Quickdraw Area
V0 Quickdraw direct - with Joakim,Sabrina Boulder 1m Gara Gorge
Wed 30th Dec '15
V2 *** Quickdraw traverse - with Joakim,Sabrina Boulder 3m Gara Gorge
Wed 30th Dec '15
V4 Quickdraw Low Traverse - with Joakim,Sabrina Boulder 2m Gara Gorge
Wed 30th Dec '15
Tue 29th Dec '15 - Wallaby Rocks
proj 6

Probably the most problemy in the cluster I've found

Boulder Wallaby Rocks
Tue 29th Dec '15
Sun 27th Dec '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders Evan Stone area
* Licorice all sorts

Forgot how intimidating this thing is, will need a lot of pads. Ended up finding a large cave system under the whole area instead

Boulder 3m Gara Gorge
Sun 27th Dec '15
Tue 15th Dec '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Downstream climbing areas The Bastille
16 Geronim- Alternate Direct Finish - with J. Lattanzio Average Trad 30m Gara Gorge Richard Curtis
Tue 15th Dec '15
20 Geronimo

Had a lot of difficulty following Joe on the top pitch.

- with FA: R. Curtis,B. Birchall,J. Friend
Good Trad 80m Gara Gorge Richard Curtis
1978
1975 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Downstream climbing areas The Fortress Kiss Me Deadly Area
15 Edge

Good on a stinking hot day!

- with Richard Curtis,L. Kavalieris
Good Trad 30m Gara Gorge Richard Curtis
1975
Mon 14th Dec '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Diamond in the moss
V0+ grab a hold son!

This was a good little tester for me the learner!

- with Deon Heemskerk
Good Boulder 3m Bendemeer Sam Lobsey
Mon 14th Dec '15
Mon 14th Dec '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle un montón de musgo
VB Free range crustacean alterniative

Had to do this just because i was with the king crustacean.

- with Sam Lobsey
Average Boulder 2m Bendemeer
Mon 14th Dec '15
Mon 14th Dec '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle The Draw Bridge
V0+ The secret ladder

Must have been fitter last time, requires some strength to pull up on that high foot.

- with Sam Lobsey
Good Boulder 3m Bendemeer
Mon 14th Dec '15
Mon 14th Dec '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Diamond in the moss
V0+ grab a hold son! - with Sam Lobsey Good Boulder 3m Bendemeer
Mon 14th Dec '15
Sun 13th Dec '15 - Bendemeer
Rapid Watch The locker room
V1 Towel whip (Towl whip)

still enjoying this one, the fear on that slopey mantle as you slip on moss and lichen.

Very Good Boulder 5m Bendemeer
Sun 13th Dec '15
Sun 13th Dec '15 - Bendemeer
Rapid Watch C.J.Parker
V0 Beach umbrellas Good Boulder 4m Bendemeer
Sun 13th Dec '15
Sun 13th Dec '15 - Bendemeer
Rapid Watch Season 1
project

a stretch too far

Boulder 4m Bendemeer
Sun 13th Dec '15
V0+ Mitch Buchannon Good Boulder 4m Bendemeer
Sun 13th Dec '15
Fri 27th Nov '15 - Ebor Gorge
Sixth Breakaway
13 Coercion Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Steve Moore
Fri 27th Nov '15
Fri 27th Nov '15 - Ebor Gorge
Fourth Breakaway
10 Urban Cowshit Average Trad 10m Ebor Gorge Steve Moore
Fri 27th Nov '15
Sat 28th Nov '15 - Ebor Gorge
Second Breakaway
12 Plastic Passion Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Steve Moore
Sat 28th Nov '15
13 Snakes and Ladders Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Steve Moore
Sat 28th Nov '15
Sat 28th Nov '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Crystal Tower
V1 Rapunzel traverse reverse

Finally, really just have to have a tiny rest just before the crux. Which is just right of the crack and a little back step onto that foot that faces the wrong way helps too.

Good Boulder 2m Bendemeer
Sat 28th Nov '15
1984 - Gara Gorge
Eastern Gara Gorge Yellow Wall Lower Main Wall
21 Enfant Terrible - with Kevin Lindorff,Mike Wust Very Good Mixed 15m, 1 Gara Gorge Richard Curtis
1984
23 *** Sundance - with Chris Dale,John Lattanzio Classic Mixed 20m, 1 Gara Gorge Richard Curtis
1983
1985 - Ebor Gorge
Bondage Buttress
21 Grab the Snatch

Led by Animal

- with Paul Colyvan,B Birchall,S Gaye
Very Good Trad 20m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1985
18 Snatch and Grab - with Richard Curtis Good Trad 10m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1985
18 Navvy - with Richard Curtis Good Trad 20m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
1977 - Ebor Gorge
Sixth Breakaway
13 Coercion - with L Kavalieris,J Floyd Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
8 Arbor Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
1976 - Ebor Gorge
Fifth Breakaway
18 ** Capillary Direct - with Jill Kelman,Brian Birchall Very Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
18 * Inspiration Point

Joe led this in his usual inimitable style.

- with Joe Friend
Classic Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
8 Elbow Twister - with Vaughan Curtis,John Oddie Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1995
1983 - Ebor Gorge
Third Breakaway
22 * It's My Party

Developed falling off into an artform on this one.

- with Mark Colyvan,P. Colyvan,P. Bayne,B. Birchall
Classic Trad 20m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1983
1976 - Ebor Gorge
Second Breakaway
16 Nightmare Crack - with Jill Kelman Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
6 Staircase Chimney - with Richard Curtis Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
1988 - Ebor Gorge
First Breakaway
19 Goose n' Off

Worth a star - perhaps two if the vines at the top were trimmed.

- with John Lattanzio,Tim Ball
Very Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1988
17 ** Firestorm

Another classic from Brian.

- with Brian Birchall,Jill Kelman
Classic Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
17 * Rubber Ball - with Colin Southwell Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
17 Hobson's Choice

A good one for the sports climbers.

- with Jerry Maddox
Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
1977 - Ebor Gorge
Fourth Breakaway
19 ** Sleight of Hand

Did it again recently and the crack start has been thoroughly cleaned and is much easier to protect now.

Classic Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
15 Trucking On - with Lamonis Kavalieris Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
18 ** Knuckleduster - with J Kelman,B Birchall,P Prior Very Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
16 Double Trouble

An excellent lead by Jill considering the primitive gear we had at the time and the scary runout at the top.

- with Jill Kelman
Very Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
16 Ball Breaker

Brian was joking about loosing the meat and two veg if he fell. Hence the name.

- with Brian Birchall
Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
18 Problem Child - with lamonis Kavalieris Good Trad 10m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
Sun 15th Nov '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle un montón de musgo
VB Free range crustacean

Nailed it!

Good Boulder 2m Bendemeer Sam Lobsey
Sun 15th Nov '15
Sun 15th Nov '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle un montón de musgo
VB the lobsters claw - with Deon Heemskerk Good Boulder 2m Bendemeer Sam Lobsey
Sun 15th Nov '15
Sun 15th Nov '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Diamond in the moss
V0+ Lichen eater

sharp sharp crimp

- with Sam Lobsey
Boulder 3m Bendemeer
Sun 15th Nov '15
V0+ grab a hold son!

the step of faith

- with Sam Lobsey
Good Boulder 3m Bendemeer
Sun 15th Nov '15
VB two step - with Sam Lobsey Boulder 2m Bendemeer
Sun 15th Nov '15
Sun 15th Nov '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Diamond in the moss
VB two step - with Deon Heemskerk Good Boulder 2m Bendemeer Sam Lobsey
Sun 15th Nov '15
1977 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Central climbing areas Roadblock Area
16 Stepping Out Good Trad 15m Gara Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
1976 - Ebor Gorge
First Breakaway
16 Hot Seat

Needs a good clean.

- with Brian Birchall,Jill Kelman
Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
18 ** Affection Injection - with Bob Killip Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
23 Chocolate Barbarian - with Kevin Lindorff,Michael Wust Very Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1984
17 Polynesian Lady - with Rod Bambach Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
19 Brijit

May not be 19 with modern protection.

- with Bob Killip
Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
20 Bash Street

Needs cleaning before it will get many ascents.

- with Bob Killip
Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1977
14 Fruit Loops and Frosties

I think this might have been Simon's first lead on a first ascent.

- with Simon Gaye
Average Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1984
18 * Little Wonder - with Simon Gaye Good Trad 15m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1984
1976 - Ebor Gorge
Third Breakaway
18 Sliding Scale - with Jill Kelman Average Trad 20m Ebor Gorge Richard Curtis
1976
Nov 2015 - Gara Gorge
Eastern Gara Gorge Yellow Wall Descent Gully Cliff
18 * Silk Aromas

Seconded Carol on her first ascent.

- with Carol
Good Trad 20m Gara Gorge Richard Curtis
Nov 2015
Thu 12th Nov '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Sweet Diamond
V2 Pockets of razor blades

Still as fun as the first time!

Very Good Boulder 4m Bendemeer
Thu 12th Nov '15
Thu 12th Nov '15 - Bendemeer
The deep hole Crystal Castle Pantera
V2 Dimebag

always a challenge and sharp as..

Good Boulder 3m Bendemeer
Thu 12th Nov '15
Sat 7th Nov '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders Evan Stone area
V7 The West Face (Face)

Worked this for ages. Initially thought it would be match on good crimp, high right step and launch. turns on good crimp is not, and high step is worse. Was getting pretty hot towards the end, waiting for cloud cover for each attempt

- with Alan Ezzy
Boulder 3m Gara Gorge
Sat 7th Nov '15
V0 Rail

Easy layback then mantle but still cool.

- with Alan Ezzy
Good Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 7th Nov '15
V3 * Hock it

Had vague memories of trying this but don't think I'd got it before. Work it a bit. Alan did harder torquing heel hook then sidepull, I finally did it with heel on and dynoed up to left jug.

- with Alan Ezzy
Good Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 7th Nov '15
Sat 31st Oct '15 - Gara Gorge
Upper Gara Gorge Cascade boulders Water tunnel area
V0 Bren in Boots the third - with Ben Vincent,Alan Ezzy Boulder Gara Gorge
Sat 31st Oct '15

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