Claw Left-Hand** HVS 5b
42m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Battle up the slippery and strenuous groove to where the angle eases, then move up right to the hanging chimney of The Claw. Climb up this awkwardly to a ledge on the left - possible stance and escape route to the left, or take the rather scruffy ramp rightwards to easy ground (4c). © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
The prominent smooth groove.
1) 5b, 22m. Follow the groove until the angle eases and then move right into the chimney. Climb this to a stance on the left.
2) 4c, 20m. Follow the diagonal fault rightwards to the ridge.

J.Street 1966

Ticklists: BMC On-Peak Rock: Esoterica.

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This climb is in 10 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

First 5 meters are hard and then the crux of 'the claw' is still to come.
islandlynx - 2nd - 29/Aug/15 with TomRiddelsdell, Amy

This is the toughest HVS I've attempted. Not sure if I'm particularly bad at this style of route or if this is just very tough grading, but even after resting on my gear due to crazy pump I still couldn't cleanly make it through the crux.
TomRiddelsdell - Lead dog - 29/Aug/15 with Alex Horton

I did p2. First pitch was very good. 2nd pitch was pleasant enough apart from the disintegrating, poorly protected finish. At least the climbing was easy there
Alex@home - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/15 with The Doctor

led main pitch which was hard work, is worth doing the upper groove 2nd pitch.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/14 with Trevor Wilson

Hidden - Lead - 2010

porridgefan - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Niall Francis

Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Jun/09

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000 with tim parkinson

jcw - May/91 with Martin Harris

Tony Kartawick - 1979 with Kevin Marsden

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