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Valhalla** VS 5a

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[Me on Valhalla Stanage, 2 kb]10m. Gain the prominent straight crack from the left, via a tricky crack and heathery ledge, then finger jam it. Short but sweet. © ROCKFAX
FA. Wilf White 1948

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, Stanage 100 VD - VS, Stanage VS Challenge (1989 Guide), Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 304 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

admackie - 14/Apr/14

slacky - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/14 with Ben Abell, Dan Bilton

nick ferro - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with Oli Birkill

Tim Rodgers - 2nd - 30/Mar/14 with Mark Anstiss

Brown - Solo - 09/Mar/14 with Lily

Hungover. For some reason went right of the crack instead of jamming or laying back. Still felt tricky.
Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with LSMC

Unknownbiker - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Simon Burn

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

thrutch - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Marc

tiga271 - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with Guy

Piers Harley - 2nd - 07/Sep/13 with Graham Hewing-Powell

rosiehawker - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Ruth Briscall

GrahamHP - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Piers Harley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13

Mike Hewitt - Lead O/S - Sep/13

MatthewH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13

snapperdan - 2nd - 10/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Aug/13

Bertbee - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Andy Dog

Leeds Andy - Lead - 01/Aug/13

Rob Jarratt - Lead dog - 09/Jul/13 with Henry Tindell

JasonK - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Dan Shacklock

adamlevs - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Phill Blight

Hidden - Lead dnf - 04/Jun/13

bobpilgrem - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Dennis

Lotoni - 2nd - Jun/13

Matt Harmon - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Fran

franhammond92 - 2nd - 31/May/13

franhammond92 - 2nd - 31/May/13

natalio - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Alex S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/13 with Deacon

tomwheeler - Lead - 21/Oct/12

Prof. Outdoors - TR - 07/Oct/12 with Lorna

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/12

Kayan - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with David Brock

the power - 2nd - 04/Oct/12 with rob

dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/12 with Phil Taylor

tricky start - check out that heather! strong wind made for cold fingers!
danny269 - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Keir

bullwinkle - 2nd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Bart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Good but easy for 5a
harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/12

Didn't trust the cams so backed off.
Ian Bell - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with Eva

torsok - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Juian

Alex@home - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Tony Moody

Fun, but not enough of it. Much easier than it looks like it might be. Suggest is VS 4c and NOT high in that grade.
djones66 - 2nd - 01/Sep/12 with Stve mc D

alex thackway - Lead - 31/Aug/12 with Gareth

Much trickier than the VS to the right, jamming clearly coming on. Very satisfying.
mattwilk - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Bhav

hamishjoe - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/12

John Roberts (JR) - AltLd rpt - 15/Jul/12 with Ben Wolstenholme

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/12

Ben Wolstenholme - Jul/12

richardlong78 - 2nd - 10/Jun/12 with Dave Tait, Sophie Foxen

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

JohnHutch - 2nd - 01/Jun/12 with Nik H

mountaingoatgirl - 2nd - 25/May/12 with Nick Bean

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 25/May/12

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Ali I

Disappointingly failed to jam as much as I'd have liked. Ended up laybacking most of it
Nick Russell - 2nd O/S - 19/May/12 with Noel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Barry D - Lead - 12/May/12 with Trish & Colin N

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 12/May/12

Layback
Batt - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with rachael spraggs

Short and brutal
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Andy Gibb

Nice layback
bazthomas - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Nick Donohue

EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 18/Mar/12 with Jim

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Graeme

Dave Rumney - Lead - 11/Mar/12 with Sean Roberts

benchwarmer - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with andy, Sean Barron Malone

nickdonohue - Lead - Mar/12 with Emma Grant

adie84 - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

keith leonard - 2012

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with James Oswald

Hard work for VS.
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Colin Angus

Cracking route.
pr1984 - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Mitch

brockers - 2nd rpt - 15/Oct/11 with Maggie Bass

odox - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Oli Warlow

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 31/Aug/11 with Bern Hardman

Nice, first climb of the session. Steady climbing, easier than you;d think for the grade and not one spot of Elvis foot...
LP - 20/Aug/11

tomjh - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Sal

Hidden - Lead - 09/Aug/11

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 30/Jul/11 with Paul Wright, Jim Hatfield

philboy - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with bisanth

Mark Dennison - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Dawn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/11

steve_yo - 10/Jul/11 with smacks, jojo

davewsargent - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

w.pettet-smith - Solo - 29/Jun/11 with me myself and pies

gronbech - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with oumc

A really enjoyable route, brilliant gear!
Pete Nugent - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/11 with Bill Stephenson

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Libby

Nice mix of styles, the layback section looks worse than it is.
antdav - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Alan Mountford, Wayne

hotfeet - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Ant, Wayne

waynem1985 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Antony Davies, Alan Mountford

LakesWinter - 2nd rpt - 08/May/11 with Mark R

mark20 - Lead O/S - 08/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/11

Intimidating but fine once you get going.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Thomas Smith

Stu Lead
thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd - 09/Apr/11 with Katherine Torr, Stuart Reeves

njlyons - Lead - 02/Apr/11

chris_B - Lead - 02/Apr/11 with Lou Atkin

RFWilkie - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/11

D J Williams - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/11 with Dawn

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with liv_the_div

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with Ben Finley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

njlyons - 2011

Ewano - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Guido

Hidden - Solo rpt - 30/Sep/10

a good little route
Pilch - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Helen

Neat and with excellent protection.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Mark Binney

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

Ali.B - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/10

BennoC - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Barry D

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 01/Jul/10 with J. Ellson

SteveMyatt - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Mark Fairbank

Piers Harley - 2nd - 05/Jun/10 with Jeremy Windsor

JohnHutch - Lead - 28/May/10 with L

v. enjoyable crack climb
mark4344 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with andreas and matt, Andreas, Matt Payne, Nick Coles

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

alastair led
pebbles - 2nd - 21/May/10 with alastair

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/May/10

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 15/May/10 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10

gazfellows - Lead - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - TR - 13/Apr/10

Some of us earn our time in Valhalla.
Ander - Lead - 05/Apr/10 with Deadahead

TonyF - 2010

Cat Hendrie - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Dec/09

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Oct/09

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Sari Nevala

JohnHutch - Lead - 29/Oct/09 with L

sweenyt - Lead - 18/Oct/09 with UBMC

bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09

Henry fell then I led using his gear.
aipattison - 2nd rpt - 17/Oct/09 with Henry

Hidden - Lead β - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 04/Oct/09

cliffy - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Pilar Martinez

Looks worse than it is.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Simon Caldrick

james.f.williamson - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Jez Wingate

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo - 31/Aug/09

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Dan Aresti

Chris Craggs - 18/Aug/09 with Graham Parkes

Kirk - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Ewan

gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with John Marsland

John Marsland - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Goi

Hidden - Solo - 15/Jul/09

PenJD - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with Jenny Williams

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/09

Great fun. Super protection in the crack. I jammed it. Mark laybacked it.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 01/Jun/09 with Mark Ward

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Iain Mount

schaff - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Mikkel

rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 25/May/09 with Petar & Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/09

Reds - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with schristophersmith

schristophersmith - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Ian Redfern

riddle - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

schaff - Lead O/S - May/09

jameshall - 2nd - 20/Apr/09 with Jon

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/09

danm - Lead - 04/Apr/09 with Mel & Silvie

mattshort - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Alan Murray

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/09 with Alex

dave657 - Solo O/S - 24/Jan/09

nice little route, chat with the belayer through the crack all the way up :D
JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 22/Dec/08 with Dave Spencer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/08

bridget143 - 2nd O/S - 06/Dec/08 with Jack Symmons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

aipattison - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Luke Hodson

lukehodson - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Alex Pattison

LakesWinter - 2nd - 12/Oct/08 with gustav

Gustav - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Matt G

malc - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Paul S

john lynch - Lead - 27/Sep/08 with Lewis Andrew, rich armour

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/08

Straightforward jamming up to the good holds, laybacking is just a waste of energy unless you have poor technique.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Neil Furniss

required finger jamming struggled half way up. was difficult from horse's back area, didn't trust to layback but got it in the end, arms very pumped from it.
stargazerhill - TR dog - 21/Sep/08 with Simon De Hass

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/08

deacondeacon - Lead - 13/Sep/08 with Paul

James_D - Lead O/S - Sep/08

scrat - 2nd - Aug/08

staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/08 with Chris Gardner

minaturechris - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/08 with Stacey

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/08 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/08

markbenton - 2nd - 17/Jun/08 with ggawthrope

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08

Great route, shame its not a couple of metres longer.
SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/08 with MeMeMe

bob3141 - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with Jesse Dufton

Jesse Dufton - 2nd - 10/Jun/08 with bob3141

MeMeMe - 2nd - 09/Jun/08 with Secret Squirrel

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08

Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 31/May/08

Mark D - Lead O/S - 31/May/08 with Sazzle

Not my kind of climb. Rested at one point while getting gear out.
sazzle86 - 2nd dog - 31/May/08 with Mark Duggan

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/08

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with Steve Grove

daveclarke5 - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Andy

simonw1 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Allan Watson

toasted - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Simon Whitehead

Jim Walton - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/07 with gareth buckley

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/07 with Chris W

hetaher - 2nd - 09/Sep/07

furry - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Paul W

Piers Harley - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/07 with Simon Clark

CarolineH - TR - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/Jul/07

Short and sweet - much easier than it looks. Good cam to get started then confident positive laybacking to a jug and improved position - 2nd gear.
Duncan Skelton - 2nd - 20/May/07 with Paul O'Toole

mje1398 - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with John M

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with John Buchan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/07

toasted - Lead - 08/Apr/07 with Ian Atkins

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/07

Xav - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/07 with Greg Grace

alj - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with ste davison, leon skeldon

chrisclimber_1986 - 2nd O/S - 02/Feb/07 with Chris Nawrat

Hidden - Lead - Feb/07

wahniel - 2nd O/S - 15/Jan/07 with Stewart McConnell

Hidden - 2007

Duncan I - 2007

@ndy - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Pieter

Another James - 2nd - 04/Nov/06 with Christophe

Seconded by several people on Freshers Trip
jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - Sep/06

Jammed rather than laybacked, I'm a wuss.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Pali

Caralynh - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Paul F

practicalcat - TR - 22/Aug/06 with Caralyn

jonlord - Lead O/S - Aug/06

colin milton - Lead - 18/Jul/06 with rodger bramham

Andy Chubb - 09/Jun/06 with Steve Goodman

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/06 with martina

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/05 with Little Old Lady

cem - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/05 with Graham Dolman

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 17/Jul/05 with John Inkpen

mel holmes - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/05 with Nancy Maitland

ChrisJD - 2nd - 15/May/05 with rc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/05

Stig - Lead O/S - 03/May/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

JohnHutch - Lead - 21/Apr/05 with L

eduardo - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/05 with Duncan Willey

SteveM - Lead - 10/Apr/05 with Keith

Pete Nugent - Lead - 19/Sep/04 with Tony Mercer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/04

1 fall
Alaric - Lead dog - 18/Oct/03 with Isabel B

Piers Harley - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/03 with Colin Dickens

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/03

Ben lad - 25/May/03

Hidden - Lead - 2003

climbing_wiggy - TR dog - 2003 with Nocker, Whitey

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/02

Hidden - 2002

Pete Nugent - Lead - 23/Sep/01

A Crook - 2nd - 13/Jun/01 with Pat Boothman

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/01

Roget - Lead rpt - Feb/01

dan gibson - 2000

Simon Pearce - 1999

stokienomad - Lead - 16/May/98

Iain Thow - 2nd - 09/Oct/96 with Dave Walch

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1996 with chopper

Hidden - Lead - 1995

nai - 2nd - 1995

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/94 with Rachel Nicolson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/93

Andy Say - Solo - 03/Oct/89

stp - Solo O/S - Jun/89

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 10/Jul/86 with Mark Riley

babymoac - Lead - 08/Nov/81 with Maddy R

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/78

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/78

mikej - Solo - 08/Sep/69 with E

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 04/Jun/67 with Bob Knapton

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Voting
Total votes cast 148
hard HVS0 of 50
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easy HVS0 of 50
hard VS7 of 50
VS40 of 50
easy VS2 of 50
hard HS1 of 50
HS0 of 50
easy HS0 of 50
hard 5b0 of 51
5b0 of 51
easy 5b0 of 51
hard 5a1 of 51
5a12 of 51
easy 5a23 of 51
hard 4c15 of 51
4c0 of 51
easy 4c0 of 51
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Style of ascent

Soloed15 of 304 (4.9%)
Lead156 of 304 (51.3%)
Followed105 of 304 (34.5%)
Toproped6 of 304 (2.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 304 (0.3%)
Unknown21 of 304 (6.9%)

'Climbed'130 of 304 (42.8%)
clean O/S146 of 304 (48.0%)
clean β1 of 304 (0.3%)
clean rpt18 of 304 (5.9%)
dogged7 of 304 (2.3%)
dnf2 of 304 (0.7%)