Hacklespur* HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
Millstone's answer to The Peapod is worth doing. Although it doesn't have the cachet of Curbar's classic, it is just as awkward. © ROCKFAX

FAA. Alan Clarke 1960. FFA. John Loy (2nd man on the aided ascent) 1962

Ticklists: Millstone HVS's, Millstone * HVS In a day.

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This climb is in 34 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Great fun :)
charley - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Ange

Oh my giddy aunt. What a climb. It starts off pretty easily and lulls you into a false sense of security....then gets nasty! I think it is probably loads easier than Peapod though but be prepared for a bit of gritrash as you try to hold jams that aren't quite jams especially with freezing cold hands as even on a warm sunny day the rock just sapped every bit of heat from me! :D
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Charley Fell

A great climb if you like awkward gritstone thrashing. Looks okay from the ground, but the second half gets pretty nasty as the chimney determines to spit you out. Seconded after giving the lead to Tim. COuldn't commit which was annoying given there was sound gear above my head. Just couldn't see it relenting.
treg - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Tim L

uphillnow - 2014

tonevert - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Dave

Harder than it first appeared, and more enjoyable. I successfully placed a BigBro 3 (green).
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Tony H

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/13 with Martin Haworth

Took me a while to work out the crux. Nice route, even though it was a bit green at the top. Probably worth 1.5 stars!
eduardo - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ken Tranter

gordonday - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/11 with clive

JulesV - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Shauna Cunningham

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

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10

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

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10

Pown - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10

sadams - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with Es Tresidder

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 23/May/09 with Tim

Martin Haworth - Lead dog - 03/May/08 with Marek

Got spat off this after leading E2 earlier in the day!
Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 28/Jul/06 with Tony Ball

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Martin Hore

shark - Lead - 01/Sep/04 with Jon Winter

Hidden - 2002

Roget - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/01 with baccy

Trobbo - TR - 07/May/01 with andy hartley

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/87 with Keith Bostrum

andy gittins - 1985

Tom V - 1984

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 1982 with Mike Gilbert

Ian Jones - Lead - 1982 with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - 1980 with Dorothy Bogg

Al Evans - 1976

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Total votes cast 30
hard E10 of 10
E10 of 10
easy E11 of 10
hard HVS6 of 10
HVS3 of 10
easy HVS0 of 10
hard VS0 of 10
VS0 of 10
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hard 5c0 of 10
5c0 of 10
easy 5c0 of 10
hard 5b0 of 10
5b10 of 10
easy 5b0 of 10
hard 5a0 of 10
5a0 of 10
easy 5a0 of 10
3 Stars0 of 10
2 Stars5 of 10
1 Star4 of 10
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