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The Kirkus Original* VS 4c

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12m. Start from a block to the right of the base of the gully. Go up the face to harder moves at half-height (holds to the right) which lead to a scary mantelshelf and then easier ground. Despite what you might expect from the grade, it is unprotected. © ROCKFAX
Always used to be VS 5b, now VS 4c in Rockfax and HVS 4c in BMC - I'd say VS 5a!
FA. Colin Kirkus 1930s 1935

Ticklists: Kirkus Routes, Peak Rock/4/ Universities,Teams and Clubs in the 1930's.

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This climb is in 152 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

mike8331 - 05/Sep/14

Hvs 5a
rurp - TR O/S - 27/Aug/14

Hidden - Solo rpt - 01/Jul/14

john lynch - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/14

Brown - Solo - 24/Apr/14 with Lily

Dafydd Llywelyn - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/14

not sure whether I did the HS or VS! Great solo
ashtond6 - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/14

mic_b - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/13 with Ian Fidd

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Hamish Legge, Gareth Hooson

RuthC - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Ben Heason

edd rab - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Matthew

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Solo - 03/Mar/13 with pete sargeant

Nick Sillem - Solo O/S - 2013

grakgrak - 2013 with Jon Youles

AlanPedrick - 2013

Mike W - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/12

Paul Hy - TR - 16/Sep/12 with Ian

soloed the hard severe peviously
deacondeacon - Solo - 28/Aug/12

prometheus - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/12 with Steven C

Stiff 4c.
Ewano - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/12

mwatson - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/12

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 27/Mar/12

Very committing move. Thankfully the ledge is as good as you'd like.
Daniel Heath - Lead rpt - 22/Mar/12 with Adam Butler

adam.butler.dsfc - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/12

dave657 - Solo O/S - 01/Dec/11

Hidden - Lead - Nov/11

al123 - Solo - 24/Aug/11

daviesp2 - TR - 20/Aug/11

SteveM - Solo - 14/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/11

just tried this solo as i was bored, thought it was good. looked at the guide after and turned out to be vs 4b - am i missing something?
The Green Giant - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

simon1965 - Solo - 03/May/11

w.pettet-smith - Solo - May/11

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 14/Apr/11

JG - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Takacs - TR - 17/Oct/10 with Andy Cooper

Dan Geh - TR O/S - 17/Oct/10

Stepanek - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/10

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/10

Shad - 2nd - 16/Jun/10 with Jon

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10

Lenny - TR O/S - 28/May/10 with Billy

reclimb of major epic from while ago, perfect this time, even easy! good to see my improvement
Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Rian Whitham

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 18/May/10

jon clayton - Solo - 10/Mar/10

Intended to lead, but freezing hands and panic stuck on mantleshelf caused me to solo to top
Tom Redmond - Solo - 05/Mar/10 with Rian Whitham

RossG - 2010

never e1 or 5b
hilty - 2010

mattish2000 - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/09

simon1965 - Solo - 23/Sep/09

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09 with Bob

Commit on the first bit. easier toward the top.
Monkeymorgan - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/09

Karlos - Solo - 08/Aug/09

Sardien - Solo β - 11/Jul/09 with Rhodri Morgan, Simon Moore

willoates - Solo O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09

BRUCESTRAC - 2009

catblack - 2nd - Oct/08 with rob

craig d - Solo - 30/Aug/08

quite a tricky couple of moves with fairly nasty fall potential i thought.. a little bit green as well..
Wilbur - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

Jim Walton - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

jamiev - Solo β - 27/Aug/07 with Chris the Tall

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 27/Aug/07

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/07

Hidden - TR - 22/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/07

Paul Tomo - Lead dog - 10/Jun/07 with Alex

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 11/May/07

RichardMc - Lead - 05/May/07 with Mary Sealey

maybe_si - Lead O/S - 04/May/07 with charlie

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/07

Nicos - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with rich howels

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

drysori - 2007

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06

not sure whether i got the line right on this one as it seemed very easy.
kwickfit - TR O/S - 02/Aug/06 with chris

Steve Vincent - 2nd - 16/Jul/06

PenJD - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/06 with Lianna Scholes

aztec_bums - TR O/S - 28/Jun/06 with phillip jennings

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Jun/06

Found this a bit more awkward than usual
Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 27/Apr/06

Nicos - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/06 with solo

John Lisle - 2006

Tobias at Home - 2006

spoony84 - AltLd - 2006

shark - Solo rpt - 29/Oct/05

reg_measures - Solo O/S - Oct/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/05

Hidden - Solo - Aug/05

nicholas Barrowclough - Solo - 12/Jul/05

Steve Whaley - TR O/S - 18/Jun/05 with Paul Craft

ChrisJD - Lead - Apr/05 with Clare

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/05 with Mike Kirby

jonnyboy - Solo O/S - 2005

Stuart Macfarlane - 2nd - 11/Oct/04 with John D

Adam Potter - 2nd - 05/Sep/04

kjbix - 02/Aug/04 with Kenny Grant

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/04

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 01/May/04

JohnHutch - TR - 23/Apr/04 with self belay

Phil West - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/03

Monk - 2003

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2003

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2003 with shelby

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 19/Apr/02

martroberts - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/01

Hidden - Solo - Aug/00

antroy - Lead - 12/Jul/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tlr - Lead - 2000

Hidden - 2000

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

malc - 2nd - 01/Aug/99

Simon Pearce - 1999

Gilgar - Lead O/S - 1999 with Ryan Edwards, Duncan Barrack

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/97 with Paul Kerr

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/94 with Dan Morgan

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/94

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/94 with mik

Hidden - Solo O/S - 1994

IanD353 - Lead O/S - 1993

J R R Hartley - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/91 with Ian Robinson

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Apr/89

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 02/May/88

Hidden - Solo - 22/Apr/87

Tom V - Solo - 20/Sep/86

mike bridges - Solo - 12/Aug/86

Dave Musgrove - 02/Apr/86

GordonHart - Solo O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1986

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

tapley - 2nd - 13/Nov/82 with Chris Seymour

Ian Clare - 1982

Andy Say - Solo - 06/Aug/79

MikeDowsett - Lead - 1978

mikej - Solo - 10/Sep/66 with Ted Markham, John Lee

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Voting
Total votes cast 46
hard HVS0 of 20
HVS1 of 20
easy HVS9 of 20
hard VS4 of 20
VS6 of 20
easy VS0 of 20
hard HS0 of 20
HS0 of 20
easy HS0 of 20
hard 5a0 of 12
5a0 of 12
easy 5a9 of 12
hard 4c1 of 12
4c2 of 12
easy 4c0 of 12
hard 4b0 of 12
4b0 of 12
easy 4b0 of 12
3 Stars0 of 14
2 Stars3 of 14
1 Star10 of 14
0 Stars1 of 14
Bag of .....0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed73 of 152 (48.0%)
Lead31 of 152 (20.4%)
Followed11 of 152 (7.2%)
Toproped11 of 152 (7.2%)
Alt Leads3 of 152 (2.0%)
Unknown23 of 152 (15.1%)

'Climbed'71 of 152 (46.7%)
clean O/S71 of 152 (46.7%)
clean β2 of 152 (1.3%)
clean rpt7 of 152 (4.6%)
dogged1 of 152 (0.7%)