The Claw** HVS 5a
41m, 2 pitches.

Rockfax Description
Climb the tricky, thin crack to a recess (and a cop-out lower-off). Battle up the awkward, leaning chimney to a ledge and possible stance on the left. Finish as for Claw Left-hand along the ramp or by escaping leftwards. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
Starts just right of "Claw Left-Hand".
1) 5a, 21m. The thin crack (tricky) to the chimney. Climb this to a stance on the left.
2) 4c, 20m. Finish as for "Claw Left-Hand".
(First Free Ascent J.Street 1967)

A.Critchlow, R.Hassal (1pt) 1965
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This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Didn't do pitch 2. no real reason why not.
islandlynx - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/15 with Amy

AmyAmy - 2nd - 29/Aug/15 with islandlynx

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/15

tough even tougher if you head direct up the turf
admackie - Lead - 02/May/15 with neil, phil taylor

Fell off the fucka
the power - Lead dnf - 02/May/15 with admackie, neil

nrhardy - 2nd O/S - 02/May/15 with admackie

full route, no cop out lowering off the fun starts above...
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Richard Williams

Dogged the entire way.
Hardcore Pat - Lead dog - 15/Jun/14 with Dr Julie

To the lower off at 8m only. Initial crack moves are much harder (5c?) if you are tempted right to the peg. Staying left and laybacking the crack is quite straightforward, probably 5a.
madasten - 2nd - 31/May/14 with Gaz

Only as far as lower off, typical tough HVS!
Peakphil - Lead dnf - 28/Apr/14 with Bernie

Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with jim

Lead up to the thread lower off - felt hard for 5a!
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Tom

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Becca

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Rik

cem - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Rob Truckle

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/07

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 10/May/05 with charles

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 2000 with Martin Hore

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/96

mikej - 2nd - 15/May/94 with Nick Salmon

Stoney Boy - 2nd - 1986 with Steve Wigmore

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 12/Feb/84

Mark Kemball - Lead - 03/Feb/82 with Willie Todd

Hidden - Jun/80

Nigel Bond - Lead - 17/Jun/79 with Andy Brown, Martin Crosby

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1978 with Andy Draper

mikej - 2nd - 02/Sep/73 with Geoff Williams

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