Climb the very vegetated slab on the right of the crag to the high cave on the right (Shelob's Cave), before squirming through the blowhole. Belay in cave for full effect!

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Hidden 7 Sep, 2019 2nd O/S
ep4566 4 Aug, 2019 2nd β
Mark Waterfield 4 Aug, 2019 Lead O/S
with ep4566
with ep4566
skinne 8 Jun, 2019 Lead O/S Right up my street this... Slab climbing followed by a reverse-spelunking. Actually you don't need to be a slab climber as the first pitch is all about v-diff climbing on positive holds (between the forest of weird, weird plants). I stayed right on the slab, all the way in the corner which made things more interesting (read as difficult) than it needed to be. Then I just treat the cave like an upside-down corner/chimney with my back against the roof, spread-eagled, facing down at my belayer until I could progress out to get my hands on the lip of the opening. At this point I took a note from the Lockwood's Chimney logbook and channeled my inner sea-urchin to wriggle upwards and out.
with Huw
Right up my street this... Slab climbing followed by a reverse-spelunking. Actually you don't need to be a slab climber as the first pitch is all about v-diff climbing on positive holds (between the forest of weird, weird plants). I stayed right on the slab, all the way in the corner which made things more interesting (read as difficult) than it needed to be. Then I just treat the cave like an upside-down corner/chimney with my back against the roof, spread-eagled, facing down at my belayer until I could progress out to get my hands on the lip of the opening. At this point I took a note from the Lockwood's Chimney logbook and channeled my inner sea-urchin to wriggle upwards and out.
with Huw
Aled Williams 6 May, 2019 2nd O/S
Alexander_Metcalfe 6 May, 2019 Lead O/S The slabby start proved more thoughtful than initially thought. Quite overgrown. Didn't look like it'd seen much action. Some gardening required. Exiting Shelob's cave was great fun, plenty of protection. Don't put too much faith in the cord just below the exit.
The slabby start proved more thoughtful than initially thought. Quite overgrown. Didn't look like it'd seen much action. Some gardening required. Exiting Shelob's cave was great fun, plenty of protection. Don't put too much faith in the cord just below the exit.
tomlake 21 Apr, 2019 Lead O/S P1 awful climbing through shrubs on soil footholds, P2 quite fun.
with Dave Collins
P1 awful climbing through shrubs on soil footholds, P2 quite fun.
with Dave Collins
PurpleRiver 4 Aug, 2018 Lead O/S
dmorgan27 14 Jul, 2018 -
gingernick 14 Jul, 2018 -
Half Pint Lizz 7 May, 2018 AltLd O/S Jeremy led the 1st pitch basically through a garden centre, I led the 2nd pitch from the cave and out through the hole
Jeremy led the 1st pitch basically through a garden centre, I led the 2nd pitch from the cave and out through the hole
jeremyftaylor 7 May, 2018 AltLd Bottom pitch is a (near) vertical garden. I backed off the top pitch but thankfully Lizz was there to wriggle through the hole in style.
Bottom pitch is a (near) vertical garden. I backed off the top pitch but thankfully Lizz was there to wriggle through the hole in style.
Steve Hill 25 May, 2016 Lead dnf Too vegetated
Too vegetated
Penny32 4 May, 2016 2nd
tom jefferies 4 May, 2016 Lead O/S Lead both pitches
with Penny32
Lead both pitches
with Penny32
Will McColl 17 Apr, 2016 Lead O/S
with Crashford
with Crashford
Mike Roger ??, 2016 -
jk29 1 Nov, 2015 2nd β
myrddinmuse 1 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S Chossy nightmare first half. Should have brought a trowel. 2nd pitch made it all worth it (just).
Chossy nightmare first half. Should have brought a trowel. 2nd pitch made it all worth it (just).
Marianne N 1 Nov, 2015 2nd β
with Eben Muse
with Eben Muse
leo-z-g 1 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S Second pitch is well fun
with George
Second pitch is well fun
with George
BHuthers 1 Nov, 2015 AltLd O/S Pitch 1, super vegetated and little gear.
Pitch 1, super vegetated and little gear.
James Lamb 1 Nov, 2015 Lead O/S 2nd Pitch
2nd Pitch
STipuric 1 Nov, 2015 2nd
tommccluskey 25 Oct, 2015 AltLd O/S Led second pitch from the Cave. Belay in the Cave was excellent and the finishing moves were hilarious.
Led second pitch from the Cave. Belay in the Cave was excellent and the finishing moves were hilarious.
Penny32 ?Oct, 2015 Lead
with gary b
with gary b
GHawksworth ?Oct, 2015 2nd O/S
Tom Twin Jones 22 Jun, 2015 Lead O/S did this will college set up some gear for the class mates to top rope and prevent a big swing (the fun part)
did this will college set up some gear for the class mates to top rope and prevent a big swing (the fun part)
stevethomas 26 Apr, 2015 Lead Ha ha ha what a bizarre climb, first pitch was a bit worrying, top pitch a swear fest but great fun
with Heather
Ha ha ha what a bizarre climb, first pitch was a bit worrying, top pitch a swear fest but great fun
with Heather
chitty 19 Apr, 2015 Lead
Hidden ??, 2015 -
VPJB ??, 2015 -
MikeSP 19 Oct, 2014 AltLd O/S
Amber Chaloner 21 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S Lead both pitches.Grassy slab an unexpected challenge. Cave and through the hole great climbing on good holds. Unfortunately, Kirsten backed off and I had to go down through the hole, retrieve my gear and then take 2 back though the hole on a top rope.
with Kirsten
Lead both pitches.Grassy slab an unexpected challenge. Cave and through the hole great climbing on good holds. Unfortunately, Kirsten backed off and I had to go down through the hole, retrieve my gear and then take 2 back though the hole on a top rope.
with Kirsten
Hidden 13 Sep, 2014 Lead O/S
mattrm 26 Mar, 2014 2nd
with grubes
with grubes
grubes 26 Mar, 2014 Lead O/S
with mattrm
with mattrm
nige090 8 Mar, 2014 -
Hidden ??, 2014 -
Willythegreat ??, 2014 -
Hidden 30 Nov, 2013 Lead O/S
Jo sumner 30 Nov, 2013 AltLd O/S
Ed Richardson 21 Jun, 2013 AltLd O/S lead the first pitch, cave section was interesting
with Ben BIsco
lead the first pitch, cave section was interesting
with Ben BIsco
David Maddison 17 Mar, 2013 Lead
FrenchOlly 17 Mar, 2013 2nd O/S
gingernick 13 Jan, 2013 2nd
with 19Dan82
with 19Dan82
will ??, 2013 Lead O/S
Hidden 5 Dec, 2012 Lead
Hidden 21 Oct, 2012 Lead O/S
Matthew Edwards 14 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S Led the first pitch, then Matt led the second, first was... vegitated, the second pitch was wide, my hips didnt like it to much, was an alright route.
with partz
Led the first pitch, then Matt led the second, first was... vegitated, the second pitch was wide, my hips didnt like it to much, was an alright route.
with partz
partz 14 Oct, 2012 AltLd O/S I did the cave. Pretty fun, but its not worth the esoteric adventure to get there! Great exposure and position
I did the cave. Pretty fun, but its not worth the esoteric adventure to get there! Great exposure and position
The Ivanator 16 Sep, 2012 AltLd O/S I led the cave pitch which was excellent. Napalm is probably required to restore the first pitch to any semblance of rock climbing.
I led the cave pitch which was excellent. Napalm is probably required to restore the first pitch to any semblance of rock climbing.
Hidden 16 Sep, 2012 AltLd
steve.warrington 21 Jul, 2012 Lead O/S done in two pitches, first pitch crock of s***. second pitch absolutly fantastic.
with Peter Hood
done in two pitches, first pitch crock of s***. second pitch absolutly fantastic.
with Peter Hood
Hidden 25 May, 2012 Lead O/S
casey johns 20 May, 2012 2nd O/S Fun climb. Great positioning. And a very worth while climb.
Fun climb. Great positioning. And a very worth while climb.
luke glaister 20 May, 2012 Lead O/S What an adventure. i first thought it was the hole up in side the cave but when i got there Seen it was out on the left. had bad rope drag because of this. glad i fit. JUST.... through the hole. great day. the birds are off putting tho...
What an adventure. i first thought it was the hole up in side the cave but when i got there Seen it was out on the left. had bad rope drag because of this. glad i fit. JUST.... through the hole. great day. the birds are off putting tho...
Hidden ??, 2012 2nd
Chris_Mullaney 10 Sep, 2011 Lead dnf
with james oswald
with james oswald
James Oswald ?Sep, 2011 Lead Amazing exposure, lead Chris out of it after the longest belay of my life.. Good effort to Chris for giving it a go! One of the weirdest routes so far.
with Chris Mullaney
Amazing exposure, lead Chris out of it after the longest belay of my life.. Good effort to Chris for giving it a go! One of the weirdest routes so far.
with Chris Mullaney
BALD EAGLE 14 May, 2011 AltLd
with Rob Horler
with Rob Horler
Hidden ?Apr, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Hidden 6 Mar, 2011 Lead O/S
Tim W 6 Mar, 2011 2nd O/S
with dave657
with dave657
JamieGreig 2 Mar, 2011 AltLd O/S Seconded to the cave, led through the hole.
Seconded to the cave, led through the hole.
tdudley 2 Mar, 2011 2nd rpt
jamesh 1 Aug, 2010 2nd
Rob84 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden 18 Apr, 2010 2nd rpt
stuart34 18 Apr, 2010 AltLd β cave pitch (2nd) partner back off cave moves
with Rob84
cave pitch (2nd) partner back off cave moves
with Rob84
tweedcore 18 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
d_meacher 18 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S
Dan Lane 17 Apr, 2010 2nd O/S quite honestly, not at all pleasurable until the moves in and out of the cave, and i got stuck, no thanks to my partners shoes.
quite honestly, not at all pleasurable until the moves in and out of the cave, and i got stuck, no thanks to my partners shoes.
Hidden 17 Apr, 2010 Lead O/S
tdudley 28 Mar, 2010 Lead O/S
Hidden ??, 2010 -
ChristosXpristos 8 Aug, 2009 Lead O/S
3 Names 8 Aug, 2009 2nd
Steve Hill 8 Aug, 2009 AltLd O/S Lead P2
with EeFu Thong
Lead P2
with EeFu Thong
summo ??, 2009 -
chrisjones199 27 Jul, 2008 2nd O/S 2nd pitch only - absail in the cave and then climb up out.
with Eefu
2nd pitch only - absail in the cave and then climb up out.
with Eefu
Hidden 27 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
tobydunford 22 Jul, 2008 Lead O/S
with Harry Martin
with Harry Martin
c_s_hawkins 21 Jul, 2006 Lead
with Chris D
with Chris D
JPM71 ?Jul, 2006 2nd O/S Cave upwards only
Cave upwards only
matt.woodfield 29 May, 2006 Lead
benjih2o 27 Jan, 2006 Lead had to take off my jacket to fit. lol
with daniel bean
had to take off my jacket to fit. lol
with daniel bean
chris wyatt ??, 2006 -
Si Clapham ??, 2006 -
Hidden ??, 2006 Lead O/S
MikeC59 25 Jun, 2005 Lead
blahblahblah 12 Jun, 2005 Lead O/S Led both pitches - very odd 2nd pitch - ended up spread eagled across top of cave looking straight down to pascal belaying!
with Pascal Guilloux
Led both pitches - very odd 2nd pitch - ended up spread eagled across top of cave looking straight down to pascal belaying!
with Pascal Guilloux
caradoc 29 May, 2005 AltLd O/S
with Nic Richards
with Nic Richards
mol 30 Apr, 2005 Lead
with James Wasiak
with James Wasiak
Mike Dudley 23 Jan, 2005 Lead O/S
with Rich Ffitch, Jon Bleiker
with Rich Ffitch, Jon Bleiker
Jesse Dufton ??, 2005 Lead
with Helen Alderson
with Helen Alderson
Hidden ??, 2004 2nd
Simon Caldwell 23 Aug, 2003 AltLd rpt C led pitch 1, I led *the* pitch!
with Lemming
C led pitch 1, I led *the* pitch!
with Lemming
lithos ?Aug, 2003 Lead
ferdia 8 Sep, 2002 AltLd O/S what a memorable first route
with Harry Mostyn, ccliff
what a memorable first route
with Harry Mostyn, ccliff
Simon Caldwell ?May, 2000 AltLd O/S
with Mike
with Mike
Hidden 12 Mar, 2000 Lead rpt
markw 1 Mar, 2000 Lead rpt
markw 9 Nov, 1999 Lead O/S Great route, especially through the hole in the cave!
Great route, especially through the hole in the cave!
Woody63 28 Jul, 1999 AltLd
Hidden 28 Jul, 1999 AltLd
Spillers ?Jan, 1999 2nd
with Tom M
with Tom M
Hidden 13 May, 1998 Lead rpt
goi.ashmore 17 Jul, 1997 Solo O/S
Hidden ??, 1997 -
Iain Brown 28 Apr, 1996 -
with Dave
with Dave
Hidden 19 Jul, 1995 Lead rpt
tracyclimber 11 Jun, 1995 Lead was HVS 4b when I climbed it
with john burnip
was HVS 4b when I climbed it
with john burnip
jim_randell 2 Jul, 1994 Lead O/S
with FW
with FW
Didymus 17 Apr, 1994 Lead O/S
with Marcus
with Marcus
Hidden 16 Apr, 1994 Lead rpt
Hidden 2 May, 1993 2nd rpt
Hidden 4 Apr, 1993 2nd rpt
John Roe ?Jul, 1989 AltLd
with Nige Hughes
with Nige Hughes
nigehughes ?Jul, 1989 AltLd
with John Roe
with John Roe
andrewlegg ??, 1988 Lead β different !
different !
wynaptomos ?Jan, 1986 2nd O/S
gingernick ??, 1986 2nd
with Dave Matthews
with Dave Matthews
Lee Davies (Sniffer) ??, 1986 AltLd
with Paul Thomas
with Paul Thomas
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