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Cave Gully Wall* HVS 5a

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[Cave Gully Wall (HVS 5a) Stanage, 2 kb]14m. From the boulders, climb the tricky slab to the left-hand twin cave (often avoided by a traverse in from the left). Move right and climb the narrow rib between the caves and the steep shallow groove above on good flat holds - thrilling. © ROCKFAX
FA. Alf Bridge 1932

Ticklists: Stanage Routes Graded List, The Peak: past and Present, Peak Rock/3/ A Decade of Expansion.

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This climb is in 93 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Green and serious start. Good steep finish.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/14 with Si

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/13

Precarious unprotected starting moves on the green wall covered in lichen. Top section is steep jug hauling. Brilliant route.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/13

Again wet and mega green, awesome route though if dry although may still be tricky for HVS.
Jonathan Hall - Lead - 21/Sep/13 with Rob Middleton

Dan went direct up the slab rather than from the boulders. Apparently an E4 variant. Pretty hard and serious start.
ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with Dan McManus

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/13

Precarious first moves, especially scary in warm greasy conditions. Just managed to hold it together for the onsight.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with John B

john_ni - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Jim Slater (PCC)

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with CJ Carter

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/12

Contrasting climb!
slacky - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Ben

Bit of a sandbag, full E15B climbing if you climb the true line.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Harder than expected. Can get one good very-small wire on the initial slab, but it still felt pretty serious. Top section good pumpy fun, after fiddling in some wires to protect the first moves out of the cave. Good value.
djones66 - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Stve mc D

Nails start, really hard but may have gone too direct, top wall is ace!
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Mark Rankine

Bottom slab felt 5b and serious
mark20 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/11 with George Richardson

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 14/May/11 with johnpuddephatt, Daf, Claire

Dafydd Llywelyn - 2nd - 14/May/11 with Jamie

llamaglama - 2nd - 14/May/11 with Jam

scary as hell up the slab. no gear and green, frictionless holds - easily e1 if not more. top half was great though
Alex@home - Lead O/S - May/11 with The Doctor

john_ni - 2nd - 26/Apr/11 with Graeme Hammond (PCC)

Wanted to climb this for a while. It climbs exactly as the 2007 guide describes it 'A brilliant route culminating in joyous yarding on ever-improving holds up the upper scoop' The lower green slab feels a bit bold (one good wire) but the holds where well chalked and obvious from a recent ascent. Well worth the 2 stars it gets in the BMC 2007 Stanage guide :)
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with John B pcc

Dagash - TR dog - 18/Apr/11

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

Sod all protection through slab till wire above cave and definately not a 5a! Nearly died on it!
Will_Maxwell - Lead dnf - 30/May/10 with Debbie Armstrong, Tim Lewis

Rowansb - Solo O/S - 28/May/10 with Ewan

Bern - Lead O/S - May/10 with Peter Brown

chris552303 - Lead - 2010

Brown - Solo O/S - 24/Sep/09 with Solo

too pumped to lead. not my day.
duzinga - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/09 with Bob

Lead after Tuva placed initial gear
BobPorter - Lead β - 31/Jul/09 with Tuve

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

John Marsland - 2nd rpt - 02/Aug/08 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with John Marsland

Alfredo - Lead - Jul/08 with Ben H

b.hayley - 2nd - Jul/08

alaan - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/08

gazfellows - 2nd - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

cem - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with Jonathan I, Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/May/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

shark - Solo - 29/Mar/06

dan gibson - 2006

ArnaudG - 2006

shark - Solo rpt - 29/Oct/05

Stig - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/05 with Jonathan Teale

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 16/May/04

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 16/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/03

Paz - Lead - Apr/03 with MH

furry - 14/Sep/02 with Phil B

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 11/Sep/02

jamie ward - 2nd dog - 10/Jun/02 with Chris Comrie

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/00

John Marsland - Lead - 14/May/00 with Liz Lindley, Darrell Small

tlr - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Rock Fairy - 2nd - 2000

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/99

MONKEY78 - 2nd - 03/May/99 with adam ellwood

Simon Pearce - 1999

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/98 with Nicky

Iain Thow - 2nd - 24/Jun/97 with Paul Eastwood

Rich Kirby - 1996

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 23/Jul/95 with Steve Dean, Mike Pearce

Roget - Solo rpt - 30/Apr/95

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 01/May/93 with Steven Delderfield

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 01/May/93 with mik

Stoney Boy - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/93 with Colin Hughes

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 19/Aug/92 with Mark Riley

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jul/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

NickJH - Lead - Mar/91 with D Picker

Roget - 2nd O/S - 13/May/90 with jim, jon

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/90

Hidden - 2nd dog - May/88

Tom V - 03/Sep/86 with Howie Darwin

Dave Musgrove - 22/May/86

stp - Solo rpt - 03/May/86

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1986

GordonHart - Solo O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Nigel Bond - Lead - 31/Jul/83 with Charlie Leverton

Ken Taylor - Lead - 16/Aug/79 with Andy Bond

andy gittins - 1979

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Voting
Total votes cast 64
hard E10 of 21
E10 of 21
easy E14 of 21
hard HVS7 of 21
HVS10 of 21
easy HVS0 of 21
hard VS0 of 21
VS0 of 21
easy VS0 of 21
hard 5b0 of 22
5b0 of 22
easy 5b3 of 22
hard 5a1 of 22
5a18 of 22
easy 5a0 of 22
hard 4c0 of 22
4c0 of 22
easy 4c0 of 22
3 Stars3 of 21
2 Stars17 of 21
1 Star1 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 93 (14.0%)
Lead37 of 93 (39.8%)
Followed27 of 93 (29.0%)
Toproped1 of 93 (1.1%)
Alt Leads1 of 93 (1.1%)
Unknown14 of 93 (15.1%)

'Climbed'43 of 93 (46.2%)
clean O/S34 of 93 (36.6%)
clean β1 of 93 (1.1%)
clean rpt10 of 93 (10.8%)
dogged4 of 93 (4.3%)
dnf1 of 93 (1.1%)