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Grotto Wall* HVS 4c

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[Unknown climber on Grotto Wall (VS 4c), Stanage Popular End, 3 kb]12m. Start in the unsavoury pit and gain the shallow left-facing groove which is climbed to an awkward exit. Continue up the final wall, trending rightwards on better holds. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Unknown climber on Grotto Wall (VS 4c), Stanage Popular End © Jon Greengrass
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 273 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

PaulTanton - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/14

Hardcore Pat - Solo rpt - 15/Jul/14

mike8331 - Lead - 09/Jul/14

One bold move at top of scoop
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 07/Jul/14 with Colin Binks

AndyPagett - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with John Bayliss

the power - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14 with admackie

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Myself!

john_ni - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/14 with John Maxfield (PCC)

john max - 2nd - 03/Jun/14 with John Bayliss

simontyrrell - Lead - 28/May/14

Climbed on mark and fidels gear, felt sketchy right up until Vic handed me a cam from the top.
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Mark Sinclain, Fidel Sciamanna

marcduhig - Solo O/S - 04/May/14

WillDoyle - Solo - 02/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/14

Balancey and run-out.
blackreaver - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Phil D

phildawson - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/14 with Dan Pocock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

slacky - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/14 with Ben Abell

Nice line and the interest continues after the bold crux.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Jon, Spiros

Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/13 with Ben, Nick

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/13 with Ben Ochner, Matt

the power - Lead rpt - 08/Oct/13 with Andy, rob

Forgot quickdraws and didn't have much gear for the top section. Easy moves with some exposure.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Dan

edd rab - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13 with adrian scott

On shunt
the power - Solo rpt - 12/Sep/13

KiaranR - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/13

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with CJ Carter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13

first hvs :) some tricky moves but one I want to lead!
chikadi - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/13

freudy_love - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13 with Pete Macpherson

First lead early 90s.
jshields - Lead - 19/Jun/13 with Paul Tretheway, Ed James

pog100 - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with Mike Mortimer

mic_b - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Heidi

Colin3859 - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

MoWalker3 - 01/Jun/13 with Cormac

Hidden - TR - 01/Jun/13

colin milton - Lead - 31/May/13 with colin D

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

domskezz - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Si

slacky - Lead rpt - 20/Apr/13 with Giulia Forlati, Chris Saunders

giuly - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Neil Shephard, Chris Saunders

bit of a deck potential if you cant reach cam slots from shelf
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/13 with deacon, Phil Taylor

the power - 2nd - 18/Feb/13 with rob

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

torsok - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Dez

roberto18 - Solo - 01/Aug/12

HVS Challenge - Very long reach and big cams required.
migs493 - 2nd β - 21/Jul/12 with LO

Davey569 - Lead β - 21/Jul/12

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/12

apparently I've seconded this before, but have no memory of it. Very worrying move up to the top of the groove (crucial foothold felt very greasy/polished). Lovely apart from that though.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/12 with Arctic Jen

mjeffery - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/12

Lead on preplaced gear after partners ascent
deacondeacon - Lead - 17/Jun/12

ianstevens - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Tom Parker

tomasj27 - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/12 with Ian Stevens

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 21/May/12 with Dave Dewhurst, Anne Daykin, Bern Hardman

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/12

This route still tries your bottle - even though I had the first wire racked and ready to go!
Falko - Lead rpt - 23/Mar/12 with Les Deakin

Les Deakin - 2nd - 23/Mar/12 with Falko Rech

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

A little bold. It's nice to be tall...
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Colin Angus

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Mar/12

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/12 with James Oswald

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with DaveP

Wayne S - 2nd - 2012

akhughes - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 06/Nov/11

Dave Musgrove Jnr - AltLd - 26/Oct/11 with Dale, Viv

joermann - 2nd - 25/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11

JonBrown - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Quiche

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Sep/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/11

Cake - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/11 with Matt

al123 - Solo - 24/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/11

not bad at all
al123 - Solo rpt - 13/Aug/11

cmsg - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Llewelyn Thomas

Rob led
mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Rob Gray, Alex Wellings

nrhardy - TR O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11

Bold, but the groove is actually pretty easy.
slacky - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Geraldine

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with Daf

Dafydd Llywelyn - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11 with Jamie

outtathaway - Lead O/S - May/11

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with James

mikej - 2nd - 08/Apr/11 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11

as good as i remembered, nice climb :)
Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/11 with james pcc

d_evo20 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with James Brownhill

Hidden - Lead - Apr/11

galpinos - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Ben T

erg
w.pettet-smith - Solo - Mar/11

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/11 with David

David Smith - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Dan Mckinlay - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

tri-nitro-toulumne - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Rich Guest

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/10

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 04/Sep/10 with Mark Williams

haydng - Lead rpt - 29/Aug/10 with Hannah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/10

tompilgrem - TR O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Dad

Damp and greasy so we roped it- would still be a bold lead in dry conditions.
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 23/Aug/10 with Bob/Tom

wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Rob

al123 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Cake - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Angus

jmjw - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with Ben T

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/10

Cheshire Dave - Lead - Jun/10 with Paul

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/May/10

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

richyclimb - 2nd - 15/May/10

Bold. As. Fuck
Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Mike

If you avoid the surrounding boulders then the start is harder than 4c.
Falko - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Chris, Dean, Simon

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/10

Harry Holmes - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Thomas Rust

rustyclimber91 - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with harry holmes

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Pauline

simonp - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Matt Bennett - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/10 with Sam Corbett

sam corbett - Solo - Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 20/Feb/10

Suprisingly hard, only one decent bit of gear which was well over half way up.
Brannock - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10

Danny - Lead O/S - 2010

Seymore Butt - 2010

chris552303 - Lead - 2010

RossG - 2010

Sean Kelly - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

Ben Taggart-Ryan - Lead O/S - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Claire Duffield

aesherwin - TR O/S - 15/Oct/09

nice line
Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Al

Ben Watts - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with Kyle Rance

cksrealm - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with GMC

Kyle Rance - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Ben Watts

mack1 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with dan lancaster

Mr Wild - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/09

Dave Rumney - 2nd - 28/Jun/09 with Sean Roberts

Pretty scary.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Matt H, Bonnie

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 18/Apr/09 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/09

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/09 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Apr/09

Steady away but would be interesting for the short...
Bob - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with M. Bullough & S. Brock

Lovely climb. Once stood on the ledge you can reach the nice holds if you are 6' or over! Not that the last section is any easier.
Jon Dittman - Lead - 29/Mar/09

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Solo - 01/Mar/09

Shad - 2nd - Mar/09

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2009

keith leonard - 2009

Reds - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Chris Gooder

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Tom Williams

Hidden - TR O/S - 05/Oct/08

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/08 with Barra

Brown - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/08

not much protection, the pit was full of midges...
Jeronimo - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/08 with Ben Johnson

Benrj - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08 with jay mowat

Scarer than anticipated, a tricky crux move high up. which is protectable despite what the grade told me.
Mattyk - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/08

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/08 with Rayash

not for the short
rayash - Lead - 03/Jul/08 with shauna

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/08

Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/08

elephant0907 - TR O/S - 22/May/08

Stig - Solo O/S - 15/May/08

Hidden - Lead - May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

Hidden - Solo - 09/Apr/08

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 17/Feb/08

IanJackson - Solo O/S - Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

TrollJester - AltLd O/S - 2008 with VARIOUS Throughout 80's+90's

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - Solo - 05/Oct/07

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

Enjoyable! Tricky first moves for feet, thugged it! Think it was ok for 4c but limited on the protection! Dangerous decking possibilties! Thin crack is quite awkward then a scary (I imagine for leader?) sloping holds, but technically very easy.
Reaver2k - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with Mike Mortimer

Jim Vach - Solo O/S - 19/May/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/May/07

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/07 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - 2nd - 10/Apr/07 with Laurence

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Paul Dewey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

tom.ireson - TR O/S - 21/Oct/06

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Little Old Lady

bobette - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/06 with mike

Not that hard with a long reach. Keep going from top of ramp until you've got the big break
JohnHutch - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with SC

Si Croft - 2nd - 24/Jun/06 with JH

shark - Solo - 29/Mar/06

dan gibson - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/05 with solo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/05

after mark fell off and sprained his ankle guess who steps up to do it, yup me! not bad quite dangerous.
Alex Mason - Lead - Feb/05 with keith poskitt, rob lonsdale, andy g

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/04

darren1 - 04/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/04

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

Hidden - Lead - 01/May/04

Hidden - TR O/S - Jan/04

M_W_Court - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/03

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/03

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 16/Sep/03

dan gibson - Solo rpt - 15/Sep/03

cem - 2nd - 08/Jun/03 with Graham Dolman

James B - 26/Apr/03

Paz - Lead - Apr/03 with MH

Hidden - Solo - 23/Feb/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/02

PenJD - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/02 with Tony Heron

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/May/02

chris sm - Solo O/S - 12/May/02

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/02

John Kettle - Lead - 2002

Jon Greengrass - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/01

Goody - 2nd O/S - 13/May/01

Quite worrying
martroberts - Lead O/S - 07/May/01

Trobbo - 2nd - 23/Sep/00 with mike sissons

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/00 with Myles Jordan

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tlr - Solo - 2000

Hidden - 2000

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - Aug/99

adam carless - 2nd O/S - Jun/99 with someone from CUMC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/99

cragspud - Lead O/S - 1999

Simon Pearce - 1999

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Aug/98

took wrong line to finish, hard.
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/98 with Nicky

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/97

Hidden - 1996

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/95

nai - Lead - 1995

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - Jun/93 with Harry

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Sep/92

NorthernRock - Lead - Sep/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/91

kato'sdad - Lead - Mar/91

leathers - 1991

NickJH - Solo - Jul/90

Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

surfbish - Lead O/S - Aug/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

Andy Say - Solo - 19/Nov/88

steve taylor - Solo - Jun/88 with stumpy

NeilGriffiths - 1988

GordonHart - Solo O/S - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 1986

John Marsland - Solo - 29/May/85

BrianT - Lead O/S - 1985 with Gary Renton

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/84

stp - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/83

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/83

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1982

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1979

Dave Musgrove - 05/Apr/69

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Voting
Total votes cast 138
hard E10 of 48
E10 of 48
easy E11 of 48
hard HVS0 of 48
HVS35 of 48
easy HVS7 of 48
hard VS5 of 48
VS0 of 48
easy VS0 of 48
hard 5a0 of 47
5a0 of 47
easy 5a4 of 47
hard 4c4 of 47
4c37 of 47
easy 4c1 of 47
hard 4b1 of 47
4b0 of 47
easy 4b0 of 47
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Style of ascent

Soloed61 of 273 (22.3%)
Lead113 of 273 (41.4%)
Followed63 of 273 (23.1%)
Toproped9 of 273 (3.3%)
Alt Leads3 of 273 (1.1%)
Unknown24 of 273 (8.8%)

'Climbed'102 of 273 (37.4%)
clean O/S145 of 273 (53.1%)
clean β3 of 273 (1.1%)
clean rpt21 of 273 (7.7%)
dnf2 of 273 (0.7%)