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Harding's Super Direct Finish** HVS 5a

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6m. From the balcony, step left and make a long reach round the roof from undercuts to locate jugs then sprint up the short but highly-exposed final wall. © ROCKFAX
FA. Peter Harding 1946

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Stanage Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+, Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper.

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This climb is in 313 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 12/Jul/14

oodie72 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Alex Pond

Hauling on jugs with nothing but air under your feet. Whats not to like!
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Mike

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/14

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 09/Jul/14 with Ben

tom_lewis89 - TR - 06/Jul/14 with Paul Birch, Nik Hawkins

Hidden - Lead β - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jun/14

BenLarby - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Bram

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/14

clukins - Jun/14

Hidden - 30/May/14

cdpuk - Lead O/S - 30/May/14 with Bernhard Lozowski, Andrew Evans

Brilliantly pumpy top out
andyevans - 2nd - 30/May/14 with cdpuk

Bernie L - 2nd O/S - 30/May/14 with Chris Peka

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/14

Stickle Tarn - 2nd rpt - 17/May/14

added to Cave Innominate VS 5A
Jonathan Richardson - Lead O/S - 14/May/14 with Emma

Baaaannnnggggin.. What a finish.. 5 stars.
gazfellows - Lead - 04/May/14 with Nic

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Howie Bartrip

caradoc - Lead rpt - 02/May/14 with Matt H.

fantastic fun
phil64 - Lead - May/14 with rachie

RichyBOYY - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Aaron Martin, Joe Elliott

Joe.Elliott1 - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

Toby Dunn - Solo rpt - 30/Mar/14

john max - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Jim Slater

Traversed below the overhang six times and still couldn't work it out. After being shown how to do it managed straight off with ease. Well protected.
ralphio - Lead β - 05/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead - 16/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/13

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

very nice, a little bit tough (pumpy), linked it with Cave innominate (single pitch)
Russ - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/13 with sarah brookes

Hidden - AltLd - 20/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Sep/13

as part of the link for route 18
hlegge - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Gareth Hooson, Dan Gyi

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/13

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/13 with Jon Morgan

Richard P Coates - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13 with ianjfsutcliffe

David Kay - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/13 with Mynydd C.C.

Toby Dunn - Solo - 05/Jul/13

john_ni - 2nd - 18/Jun/13 with Richard Williams (PCC)

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/13

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 15/Jun/13 with Tom Starks, Max Streeton

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/13

Toby Dunn - Solo - 06/Jun/13

Lazytraveller - 2nd RP - 03/Jun/13 with Tom Luff

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 17/May/13 with George

georgedunton - 2nd O/S - 17/May/13 with Ian J F Sutcliffe

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 10/May/13 with Kasia, Gavin Peach

Ian MK - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Fraser Camble

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 06/Mar/13

saffy - Lead O/S - 2013

8am Sunday morning after staying the night in the cave. Not another person about. Couldn't remember how to do the crux!
Jackwd - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Charley Fell

Our warm up at 8am after spending the night in the cave....
charley - 2nd rpt - 11/Nov/12 with JackD

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Laura, Jack

lbarras - 2nd dog - 21/Oct/12 with jack, jake

The Biochemist - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/12

Matt Groom - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/12

hotfeet - Lead - 09/Aug/12 with Alex T

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Andrew

Absolutely amazing. Tons of exposure, great gear and unlikely looking moves. I was loving the finger jam in the roof crack.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Chris

alex thackway - 2nd - 09/Jul/12 with Alan M

salonikaboulder - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/12

aidanb - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/12

LukeP LCC - 2nd - 07/Apr/12 with steve kirman

Lovely butch climbing. Bold, well-protected and on the roughest rock south of Skye.
Falko - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Les Deakin

Awesome bit of climbing ...no problem with it, just have to keep your cool.
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Jack Drake, Charley Fell

Brilliant, committing jug pulling, great lead by Jack..
charley - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/12 with JackD, Ange

Done as part of 'RH Cave Innominate/Harding's Finish'
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/12

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

admackie - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Antony87 - 2nd β - 20/Nov/11 with Frank Castiello

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/11 with Olli Crudge

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Dom

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/Sep/11

Fantastic
mountaingoatgirl - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11 with Nick Bean

gronbech - 2nd rpt - 21/Aug/11 with Neil

Jeromecooper - 13/Aug/11

bibster1989 - Lead - 23/Jul/11

iamstebarker - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/11 with Darren Belfield

Brilliant, nice exposure above the VS below.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Mark Rankine

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Gallant - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/11 with Paul Murdy

jwpil - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/11 with Ben

benscarter - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Jack

Hidden - 2nd β - 11/Jun/11

nick ferro - 11/Jun/11

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

Hidden - Solo - 08/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Chris Redding - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Tom Bullock

Chris Redding - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/11 with Dominic Sellers

philboy - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Ginger McGrath - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with louise, hannah gibbs

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Carol

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/11

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 11/Apr/11 with Bern Hardman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

a great finish to the route below
chris_B - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Lou Atkin

JRae - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/11 with Ollie B

hellboundblr - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with John Bayliss

john_ni - 2nd - 27/Mar/11 with Bryan Lewis

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with M.Rankine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

JIMJIM - 2011

John Roberts (JR) - Lead - 2011

PAJames - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 28/Oct/10 with Graham P

hrgcb - Lead - 24/Oct/10 with Dave Phillips

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/10

Amazing climb. Nice balancy start, vs climbing up to the cave which is enjoyable and safe, then the move over the roof is really really good. safe and has a little sequence to it which is a joy! A must in my opinion.
geoff.comley - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Antony Mckenzie

goddamm7 - 2nd - 11/Oct/10 with colin little, karen hallam, Sandrex

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 11/Oct/10

tomB - 2nd - 02/Oct/10 with John walton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/10

Phil Jennings - 2nd - 27/Aug/10 with Andy Latham

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Mark Freestone

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/10 with Andy Jobling, Jim

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 17/Aug/10

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/10

Brilliant climb, didnt get many points for style.
Helnorris - 2nd - 02/Aug/10 with Steve Redmond

short but packs a right punch, memorable climbing
stvredmond - Lead - 02/Aug/10 with Helen Norris

jwpil - Lead rpt - 10/Jul/10 with Ben

delicate at the bottom
becster - 2nd - 03/Jul/10 with Mark Day

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Bec

mjeffery - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10

shouter - Lead - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

vanderz - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10

lamma_hippie - 2nd - 28/May/10 with Jon Lawton

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/10

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Jamie

Dave Reeve - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Tim Selvage

Absolutely brilliant. Deff. need to use jam in roof crack with right hand to commit, lean out, and reach up to jug with left.
tigertim - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Dave Reeve

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/10

With the 4c traversed-in start at the bottom, after lobbing off the 5a start a couple of times.
Ragnaar - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with martin hirons

ross hold - Lead O/S - 2010

RossG - 2010

Sean Kelly - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Nov/09

mark20 - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Sep/09

Twisty - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/09 with Nigel Stock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09

pabbage - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - 2nd - 11/Jul/09 with David Wright

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Jun/09

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 28/May/09 with Mark D, Tom Green

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 10/May/09 with Hannah Moulton

In a howling gale. Had to wait for the wind to subside and then launch for it. I cannot think of many more spectacular sequences on grit at this grade apart from The Sloth and Flying Buttress Direct but it's much easier than both of these.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 07/May/09 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/09

JimR - 26/Apr/09

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with SteveyM

SteveMyatt - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Mark Fairbank

Pretty easy for HVS I'd say or maybe I was just having a good day... Laced it with plenty of gear as I was a bit worried about what I'd find round the lip. Turns out, with not much a reach, you can reach and enormous jug and haul yourself over! A nice finish to the previous route!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Tom Dixon

SteveM - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Faff

Sankey - 2nd - 04/Apr/09 with Luke

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 16/Mar/09 with Nick Mitchell

James got a club cam stuck and we had to leave it.
tdudley - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with James Andrews

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

gordonday - Lead - 2009

bwestwood - 2nd O/S - 2009

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08

Done as part of 'RH Cave Innominate/Harding's Finish'.
DavidR - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Sep/08

Matt Fry - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/08 with Sam Dixon

petemeads - Lead - 15/Aug/08 with Anthony Meads

MikeLeeds - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/08 with Clive Greenwood

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 11/Aug/08 with Mike Nuttall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08

fantastic finish
roberto18 - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with Tom Nickols

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/08

Andy Moles - 2nd - 15/May/08 with Calum

CalumC - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with Andy Moles

Short but action-packed. Led with Cave Innominate in one pitch.
Quiddity - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Curious Yellow

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08

Matthallinan - Lead - 01/May/08 with Paul Winder

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/08

Alfredo - Lead - Feb/08 with Ben H

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

towdman - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/07 with Daniel Armitage

with a bouldering mat on my back... Don't ask.
Pythonist - 2nd rpt - 04/Oct/07 with Chris Jennions

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/07 with Phil Baxter

Pythonist - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/07 with DaveDJ

TomHaigh - Lead β - Jul/07 with James Turnbull

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/May/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/May/07

mark4344 - Lead O/S - 02/May/07 with Dale Knox

psychicbread - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Paul

fizzy_elephant - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Nick Fletcher

Hidden - 2007

matiyam - 2007

@ndy - 2nd - 2007 with Maciek

tumbling wizard - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/06

danm - Lead - Nov/06 with Kieran

Innominate/Harding's Finish
tom.e - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Claire

Tobias at Home - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with SteveM

SteveM - 2nd - 29/Oct/06 with Tobs

reg_measures - 2nd rpt - 16/Oct/06 with pete kenyon

JonBray - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06

shoulders - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with pete lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with John Nightingale

thrutch - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06 with johnny b

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Jun/06

derico - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Ben Freeman

Hidden - Lead - 18/Feb/06

dan gibson - 2006

ewen - 2006

John Lisle - 2006

ArnaudG - 2006

Neil Adams - 2006

Hidden - Dec/05

shark - Solo rpt - 29/Oct/05

Si dH - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/05 with Liz Kooper

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/05 with Harry Martin

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

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2005

Chris M - 2005

Hidden - Lead β - 19/Sep/04

Nicos - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/04 with mark richardson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/04

Nigel Coe - 20/Jul/03 with Dick Hanson

Hidden - Jul/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 03/May/03 with J. Ellson

Paz - Lead - Apr/03 with MH

Monk - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/02 with pete kenyon

Hidden - Lead - May/02

malc - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/02 with Paul S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/01

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/01

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2001

goi.ashmore - Lead β - 14/Aug/00 with Matt Hirst

Obi-Wan is lost... - Lead - Jul/00 with Amy

JamesP - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2000

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Simon Pearce - 1999

jfmchivall - 1999

jfmchivall - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/98

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

Dave Musgrove - Lead - Apr/98 with David

chris sm - Lead O/S - May/97 with Andy Gill

craig h - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/96 with Janet Hannah

rurp - Lead O/S - 1996

Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/95 with Debbie Wilkinson

colin milton - Lead - 21/Jul/95 with eric milton

ChrisJD - Lead - Jul/95 with Glyn

nai - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/93

NorthernRock - Lead - Sep/92

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/92 with Mark Riley

K1 - Jul/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Oct/91

Neil R - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/90 with Sharon

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

lithos - Lead O/S - 1990 with all sorts

Gambit - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/89 with Adam and Phil

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/88

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1988

Iain Thow - TR - 25/Sep/87 with Paul Eastwood

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1982

mikej - Lead dnf - 18/May/67 with Chris Bridge

done on my 21 birthday after Wall End Slab direct with no runners. A pebble crumbled and thought I was off but managed to complete the rout.
sutty - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/60

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Voting
Total votes cast 213
hard E10 of 73
E10 of 73
easy E10 of 73
hard HVS2 of 73
HVS64 of 73
easy HVS5 of 73
hard VS2 of 73
VS0 of 73
easy VS0 of 73
hard 5b0 of 70
5b0 of 70
easy 5b0 of 70
hard 5a3 of 70
5a64 of 70
easy 5a2 of 70
hard 4c1 of 70
4c0 of 70
easy 4c0 of 70
3 Stars61 of 70
2 Stars9 of 70
1 Star0 of 70
0 Stars0 of 70
Bag of .....0 of 70
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 313 (2.6%)
Lead178 of 313 (56.9%)
Followed85 of 313 (27.2%)
Toproped3 of 313 (1.0%)
Alt Leads2 of 313 (0.6%)
Unknown37 of 313 (11.8%)

'Climbed'125 of 313 (39.9%)
clean O/S148 of 313 (47.3%)
clean β8 of 313 (2.6%)
clean rpt27 of 313 (8.6%)
clean RP1 of 313 (0.3%)
dogged2 of 313 (0.6%)
dnf2 of 313 (0.6%)