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Carborundum VS 5a

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[Chalkycat finishing day on Carborundrum, 3 kb]8m. The right-hand side of the slab has a couple of long reaches and is less polished than the other routes here. © ROCKFAX
FA. Chris Craggs 1993

Photo: Chalkycat finishing day on Carborundrum © Peakology
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morganator - Solo - 14/Jul/14

bwestwood - Solo - 08/Jul/14

AlisonMacD - 2nd β - 12/Jun/14 with Jay

Jay.Carr - Lead - 12/Jun/14

stefelafel - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Alison, Rach, Jay

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/May/14

Required thinking. Probably worth one star!
ralphio - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

Required thinking. Probably worth one star!
ralphio - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Deacon

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 14/May/14

Hidden - Solo - 09/May/14

ashtond6 - Solo O/S - 09/May/14

marcduhig - Solo O/S - 03/May/14

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

simontyrrell - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

nesbear - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with marshy

LakesWinter - Lead - 04/Apr/14 with AD

robgixer - Solo - 14/Mar/14

jogh - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Mark

danny269 - 2nd - 29/Sep/13 with Keir

TimPerkin - TR - 20/Sep/13 with Mike Porter, Richard Harris

gavinpeach - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/13

grakgrak - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with nicktong

Wayne S - Lead - 04/Sep/13 with Deacon

Sam Moss - TR - Sep/13

davis.pete - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Jitain Patel

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Jack Bramall, Angela Paul

jack01 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with charley, kev

Tricky start, the conditions were rubbish and the swarm of midges halfway up weren't pleasant...
charley - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/13

valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with jack bramall, Kevin Tithe

mikealexpayne - Lead - 23/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

slacky - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/13 with Ben

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/13

Nigel Bond - Lead - 01/Jun/13 with Mick Donnelly

mickd - 2nd - 01/Jun/13 with Nigel Bond

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jun/13

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with James Oswald

Ewano - Solo O/S - 12/May/13

MikeLell - Solo O/S - 02/May/13

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

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

jmills94 - Lead O/S - Mar/13

jshields - Lead - 17/Feb/13 with Jeff Ingman

fifth - Solo - 2013

tsjx - 2nd - 18/Nov/12 with Wayne

teh_mark - TR O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Adam Looker

pimonserry - TR β - 06/Oct/12

Gritstone slab with difficult holds needing heavy weight on feet
MrTeej2 - TR RP - 01/Oct/12

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 04/Sep/12

JamieSparkes - Solo rpt - 12/Aug/12 with Fergus Cuthill, Tom Eadington

The Big Sender - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

johnself1603 - Lead β - 11/Aug/12

Wayne S - 27/Jul/12

roberto18 - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/12

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

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

khalidq - TR O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Cameron McLoughlin

cameronmcloughlin - TR O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Khalid Qasrawi

mikej - Lead - 29/May/12 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - 2nd β - 25/May/12

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 23/May/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/12

pog100 - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Cath Walton

nutty_didz - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Josh Dickerson

tompilgrem - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Dad

Bold lead for VS
bobpilgrem - 2nd β - 10/Mar/12 with Tom

Falko - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/12 with Les Deakin, Chris Plant, Steve M

Les Deakin - 2nd - 06/Mar/12 with Falko Rech

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/12

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 14/Jan/12 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/11

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

andybirtwistle - Solo - 29/Sep/11 with Ian Birtwistle

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with John Hayden

rockcrimper - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Karl Taylor

peterbull - Solo - 15/Sep/11

al123 - Solo - 24/Aug/11

TCarrick - Lead - 09/Aug/11

mattwilk - TR O/S - Aug/11 with Marissa

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11

adi bryant - Solo - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/11

timreynolds - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Mike Henesy

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/11

claregardiner - 2nd - Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/May/11

jw231 - Solo O/S - 28/May/11 with Alex Skew

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 16/May/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

psychicbread - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Max

rustaldo - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/11

ankyo - Solo - 19/Apr/11

PeteH - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/11

ColinD - Solo - 29/Mar/11

raptorheli - 2nd - 28/Mar/11 with james.lane

Hidden - TR - 26/Mar/11

Hidden - TR - 26/Mar/11

jaxxman - TR O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Dave Wheeler

j.hubbard - TR O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Glen Morris

lithos - Lead - 22/Mar/11 with fliss

pebbles - 2nd - 22/Mar/11 with flisse, rob

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 14/Mar/11

Hidden - 14/Mar/11

lozowen - Solo - 08/Feb/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

jade - 2nd - 2011 with andy

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Tough start - esp if you don't use Mantlepiece Crack! And tough a few moves later too. Surely more than VS?
JohnHutch - TR - 19/Nov/10 with G, L

dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/10 with jacob loyd

jade - 2nd - Oct/10 with andy

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 21/Sep/10

tomthecoolperson - Sent O/S - 10/Sep/10 with Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Aug/10

Claire Molloy - TR - 15/Aug/10 with Nick Smith, Noelle

NoelleG - TR - 15/Aug/10 with Claire Molloy

jmjw - Solo - 31/Jul/10 with Ben T

wolverine - Lead - 27/Jul/10

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

shouter - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/10

pboniface - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Aldred Durham

aldred - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with peter boniface

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

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with Andy Rail

migs493 - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/10

stuartberg - TR O/S - 03/Jun/10

Tom Redmond - Solo - 19/May/10 with Rian Whitham

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

edd rab - Solo rpt - 06/May/10

Mr Powly - Solo - 28/Apr/10

Matt Bennett - Solo O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Sam Corbett, Lewis Grey

sam corbett - Solo - Mar/10

johniebriggs - Solo - Dec/09

DaveB61 - TR - 30/Oct/09 with Pete Howlett

Peter Howlett - TR O/S - 30/Oct/09

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/09

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 24/Sep/09

edd rab - Solo rpt - 17/Sep/09

Pete Graham - Solo - 07/Sep/09

d_evo20 - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/09 with MMC

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/09

Tricky start.
Zoomer - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with glenn bloomer

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 02/Aug/09

Steve J P - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with AS

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

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

Shad - Lead - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/09

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09 with liv_the_div

rockman - TR O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - TR - 10/Jul/09 with Geoff Mee

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/09

vanderz - Solo O/S - 26/Jun/09

hang_about - Lead - 21/Jun/09

rocktigger - Solo O/S - 12/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

Hardcore Pat - Solo - 30/May/09

Didn't have right size cam with me, and didn't want to climb it unprotected, so had to bail to the right from 2/3rds up until the cam could be passed up.
gav - Lead dog - 22/May/09 with Jens

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/09

Top roped it as gear was pretty poor- would be a bold lead for VS.
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Bob/Tom

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/09

nai - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/09

tlr - Solo - 20/Mar/09

Hidden - Sent - 2009

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2009

metal arms - Solo O/S - 26/Oct/08

not 5a
Jim Walton - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/08

JackMountains - Solo O/S - 25/Sep/08

SteveM - Solo - 19/Sep/08

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/08

adam carless - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/08 with practicalcat

practicalcat - 2nd - 05/Jul/08 with Adam Carless

steve taylor - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/08 with Jim Waddington

craig h - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/08

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

petemeads - Solo - 22/May/08

Hidden - Solo - 21/May/08

Creep_pea - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Walsh

timharrison - Lead O/S - 13/May/08 with Jo Chia

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

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

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

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Dec/07

prof_vague - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Nick

kendogcatchy - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Stuart Hart

Woodiee - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Tom Pitchforth

mic_b - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/07 with fruitcake72

Nice and technical climb. Protection was limited on the harder bottom section.
r@bag - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Jon Miles

The Mountain Goat - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Laurence Davis

Hidden - Solo - 05/Oct/07

Alfredo - Solo - Oct/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/07

felt easier on solo than its neighbour to the left. could be the polish..
fizzy_elephant - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/07 with kate

toasted - 2nd - 26/Aug/07 with Ian Atkins

Fred Sergeant - TR - 23/Aug/07

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 04/Aug/07

bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/07

Edd aborted lead and escaped into Mantelpiece crack
popebenedictus - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/07 with Edd Rab

edd rab - TR β - 09/Jul/07 with Ben Harding

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/07

Nice climb, wet though.
sjf - TR O/S - 26/Jun/07 with simon, nick

Nicholas_Swain - TR - 26/Jun/07

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

galpinos - Solo O/S - 07/May/07 with John

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/07 with Ste and Chris

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/07

nice enough. although if you avoid escaping it is hard and fairly bold for a vs. have climbed easier hvs's.
catt - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Blane

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

Hammy - 2nd - 18/Feb/07

jamiev - Solo rpt - 04/Feb/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/06 with Heddwyn

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/06

Pythonist - Solo rpt - 13/Sep/06

Rampikino - Lead - 17/Jun/06 with Jonathan

Lex_2004 - Solo O/S - 11/May/06

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/06 with Little Old Lady

mikecopp - Solo - 04/Apr/06

Tobias at Home - 2006

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

nice moves but easy escapable
Alex Mason - Lead - 31/May/05 with jools holland

loonyclimber - Solo - May/05

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Trev Tatler

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

ChrisJD - Lead - 22/May/04 with Clare

Hidden - Solo - 06/May/04

loose85 - 2nd - 04/Aug/03

Phil West - Solo rpt - 26/Jul/03

jamiev - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/03

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

Iain Thow - Solo - 31/Mar/03

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - 2003

Hidden - TR - 14/Sep/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 04/Sep/02

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

chris sm - Solo - 12/May/02

Jon Greengrass - 2002

Hidden - 2000

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

cragspud - Solo O/S - 1998

Voting
Total votes cast 94
hard HVS0 of 33
HVS0 of 33
easy HVS4 of 33
hard VS5 of 33
VS22 of 33
easy VS1 of 33
hard HS1 of 33
HS0 of 33
easy HS0 of 33
hard 5b0 of 32
5b0 of 32
easy 5b1 of 32
hard 5a2 of 32
5a6 of 32
easy 5a17 of 32
hard 4c6 of 32
4c0 of 32
easy 4c0 of 32
3 Stars0 of 29
2 Stars0 of 29
1 Star11 of 29
0 Stars17 of 29
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Style of ascent

Soloed115 of 262 (43.9%)
Lead62 of 262 (23.7%)
Followed41 of 262 (15.6%)
Toproped28 of 262 (10.7%)
Bouldered2 of 262 (0.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 262 (0.8%)
Unknown12 of 262 (4.6%)

'Climbed'105 of 262 (40.1%)
clean O/S136 of 262 (51.9%)
clean β6 of 262 (2.3%)
clean rpt12 of 262 (4.6%)
clean RP1 of 262 (0.4%)
dogged2 of 262 (0.8%)