Big Black 'un HVS 5a
[Liam Copley - HVS Solo, 2 kb]10m. Climb the juggy wall just right via series of bulges to another mantelshelf exit. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Liam Copley - HVS Solo © Mark Rankine

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This climb is in 222 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Went up the VS finish by mistake. Doh.
partz - Lead dnf - 09/Nov/14 with Norman, Betty

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Nov/14

WillDoyle - Solo - 04/Nov/14

hellboundblr - Lead - 23/Oct/14 with Jaric

Hidden - Lead - 12/Oct/14

Matt Shepherd - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/14

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Hazel, Michelle

OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Chris Bulman, Robert Kunzman

AdamPrzeslak - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14 with Rob Mcsweeney

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Pete

grivers86 - Lead dog - 07/Sep/14 with Darren Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/14

Tom Keaveny - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/14

JasonK - Lead - 27/Jul/14

riff156 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Jo Smith

Caught my cam with my mouth after I tested it before going over the top. Went right to put in a better nut placement then came back and did it without relying on the cam. No holds for final move, just a good clean mantle.
Rockafella - Lead dog - 26/Jun/14

admackie - 05/Jun/14 with dan

treg - 2nd - 03/Jun/14 with Bird

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo rpt - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Jun/14

RosieLynch - 2nd O/S - 20/May/14 with Anthony King

aking12 - Lead O/S - 20/May/14 with Rosie Lynch

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

anthonylewis - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with Richard Cope

top break wet slimy. bailed out right.
Paul Hy - Lead dnf - 04/Apr/14 with Phil T

Pulled ropes and led on Phil's gear.
nrhardy - Lead β - 31/Mar/14 with the power

the power - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/14 with neil

cmars89 - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Pete Duckworth

Made some terrible gear decisions and got tired messing about. Escaped onto the Mod to the right at the top of the route in the end. Pissed off because I was good enough but just made a complete pigs ear of it. Excellent protection and nice positive holds. Will nail it next time!
cmars89 - Lead dnf - 16/Mar/14

john lynch - Solo - 07/Mar/14

Matthew Ferrier - Solo O/S - 25/Jan/14 with Micki

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/14

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 2014

Radical-G - Lead RP - 29/Sep/13

climb the peak - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/13

mjeffery - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13

My first ever HVS - but 2nd, so no cigar!
Serena Lambre - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with alooker

alooker - Lead O/S - Aug/13

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13 with Nikki

zcsharp - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Camilla

Hidden - 2nd dog - 10/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead dog - 10/Jul/13

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Dave Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

went too far right at top, need to go back for the real top out
lithos - Lead - 27/May/13 with oddtoast

oddtoast - 2nd dog - 27/May/13 with lithos

angus - Solo O/S - 01/May/13

think i went abit far left for this
shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with liv_the_div

Bit of a awkward top out
gazfellows - Lead - 13/Apr/13 with Nic

rob.grafton - 16/Dec/12 with major tony, jim h

Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 03/Nov/12

As good as it looks. Finsh startled me but turned out ok but not pretty.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 21/Oct/12 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/12

ianstevens - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/12

shouter - 2nd - 27/Aug/12

WillDoyle - 2nd - 16/Aug/12

waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Bob Stones

bobstones - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Wayne Murphy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12

Rampikino - Lead - 22/Jul/12 with Cat

tradguy - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Hely Boylan, Rob Munday

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Ed hutchins

Good climb, enjoyed it.
jackairdy - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/12

Didn't suffer in the rain until the top out whic was pretty hard work damp!
Theeni - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/12 with Joseph

jrccrosby - 2nd - Apr/12

RUBBISH! FELL OFF! :(
Jackwd - Lead dog - 27/Mar/12 with Kev Titheradge, Angela Paul

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Jack Drake

The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Matt

jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Will Pope

becoming-stranger - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Jon Ridley

Hidden - Solo - Mar/12

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 17/Jan/12 with Andrew Deacon

Think I strayed onto 'little white jug' a little.
deacondeacon - Lead - 17/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

Mike Hatherly - 2nd O/S - 24/Nov/11 with Mike Hargreaves

wirralclimber1984 - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/11

Top out is the hardest part, great route to practice lead tactics (esp. down-climbing to a rest)
flyinfrenchy - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/11

alexcollins123 - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11

rp318m - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

wolverine - Solo O/S - 04/May/11

Gazleah - Solo O/S - May/11

pr1984 - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/11 with Chris Chambers

Great route. Got to the top break, was getting pumped and had an issue with placing a cam so reversed the moves to the first ledge. Had a quick shake out and went up again. Got the gear sorted then got a hand on the top but was too pumped to do the mantle. Climbed down to the last bit of gear and got lowered off. Had a proper rest then did it. Real nice route with a tricky top out.
charley - Lead RP - 29/Apr/11 with Luke, Ange

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

Awesome climb...good lead by Charley, didn't think I would make it over the top.
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Luke, Charley Fell

Hardcore Pat - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/11

gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Chris, Pete V

Eddie1234 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11 with Chris Anderson

chrisanderson - 2nd - 14/Mar/11

mwatson - 2011

PAJames - 2011

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/10 with Liam Ingram, JohnBM, Claire Holland

Liam Ingram - 2nd dog - 14/Nov/10 with Jamie Sparkes

llamaglama - 2nd - 14/Nov/10 with Jam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

kevp - Lead - 13/Oct/10 with Martyn Court

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

Cake - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/10

mike241181 - Lead - 20/Sep/10 with Will

horrid top out
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Graham

Hidden - TR dog - 02/Sep/10

jack89 - TR O/S - 30/Aug/10 with gaz_jones

gronbech - Lead dog - 12/Aug/10 with H, R & E

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Marc Duhig

teflonpete - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Tom

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Mr. K

Birdo - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/10

Katya - 2nd - 03/Jun/10 with Alex Dalton

AndyFrank - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Mike & Miles

tommo1664 - Lead - 30/May/10

peter fetlar - Lead - 29/May/10 with andrew

tomthecoolperson - Sent - 21/May/10 with Andrew

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/May/10

Awesome jug pulling, on weird grit ground. Totally safe, when your feet could be popping of last of the moves and your just hanging on the arms... It's a good feeling.
Oliver Branagan - Lead O/S - 20/May/10 with Miles M, Liam D

MilesMcgennity - Solo β - 20/May/10 with LiamDobson, Oliver Branagan

rp318m - 2nd - 19/May/10

Pown - Solo O/S - 12/May/10

tinyali - 2nd dog - 05/May/10 with Sam Stringer

psychomansam - Lead - 05/May/10

joe1979 - Solo - 28/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/10

ojp - 2nd - 18/Apr/10 with Dave

Dave Foster - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Si

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

cem - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Paul Bolton

RossG - 2010

DeanD - Lead - 2010

JohnHutch - 2nd - 09/Dec/09 with Frank R, Nik H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/09

ciaran1999 - Lead - 07/Oct/09 with saul

Hidden - Lead dog - 01/Oct/09

NaomiElizabeth - 2nd - 01/Oct/09 with Craig

Jack00 - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/09

James_D - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Esther

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/09

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

Danny Crump - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/09 with Michael Hyde

hailtryfan - Lead O/S - Jul/09 with Danny

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/09

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/09

robal - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09 with corin wilson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/09

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Rosie Henstock

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Laurence

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Duck

Started snowing as i was climbing
Od - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/09 with Ollie Wragg

Ollie Wragg - 2nd O/S - 01/Feb/09 with OD Ruffle

jsrous - Lead - 2009 with Frank Carn-Pryor

mattwyles1 - Solo - 2009

jonathan watt - TR - 25/Nov/08

Drifted too far right to tick the HVS properly. Must go back and do it again...
SteveM - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Kat

Escaped right at top
kitkat78 - 2nd - 16/Nov/08 with SteveM

frankcp87 - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/08 with Lizzy

My 1st HVS, ends with a bit of a bold mantel but good nut placements halfway up
Adam Billing - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Ariadne Whitby, Ben Sheperd

Hidden - 2nd dog - 19/Oct/08

GarethHall - TR O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Jamie Smart

jamessandels - 2nd - 24/Aug/08 with Chris Sandels

Brown - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Aug/08

More like VS
Liam Copley - Solo rpt - 16/Jul/08 with Mark - Brandon

Big fun reach to the top off jams and rockover/smear
Peakology - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/08 with mod

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08

Claire Taylor - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/08 with Dan Waters

A nice route
Liam Copley - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/08 with brother - brandon

nice sacry mantle and last move
Brandon Copley - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/08 with liam

scottski - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/08 with A.Cooley

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/08

decked on rope stretch, not fun
Mark Walter - Lead dnf - 09/Mar/08 with Sarah Joyce

Hidden - 2008

Aston mountaineers - Solo O/S - 25/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/07

edd rab - TR dog - 27/Apr/07 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - TR RP - 26/Apr/07 with Edd Rab

contrived eliminate
stp - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/07

jimstanton - Lead - 04/Apr/07

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Jan/07

climber130887 - TR O/S - 27/Jan/07 with dan mathewmann

scullymammoth - Lead O/S - 2007 with Gethen

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Nov/06

Xav - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/06

Nicos - Solo - 04/Nov/06 with rich howels

Bargate_Champ - 2nd - 22/Oct/06

daza - 2nd - 30/Sep/06 with Sam D

bobette - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/06 with paul

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/06

fantastic, but take time to place solid gear
collingwood - Lead O/S - 27/May/06 with Tom Phillips

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/06

CrashMat Rob - 2nd - 25/Mar/06 with Martin Whelan, Nicky, Colin

Marvino - TR - 15/Jan/06

oldmanrivers - Solo - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2006

A Crook - 2nd - 18/Aug/05 with Dale Holding

Hidden - Lead - 03/May/04

crossdressingrodney - TR - 01/Nov/03 with wumc

Stig - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/03 with Geraldine Lawless

SMc - Lead O/S - Jun/02 with Anne

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/02

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/02

Hidden - Lead - Jul/00

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

akhughes - 2000

martroberts - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/97

Hidden - 1997

Hidden - 1997

bobboulderer - Lead O/S - Nov/95 with Chris Jackson Jones

cragspud - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Sep/90

Anton Eady - 1983

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