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Orange Wall** HVS 5a

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[Kc on orange wall. Been on my wish list for 18 months. The best climb I've done so far. , 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

Photo: Kc on orange wall. Been on my wish list for 18 months. The best climb I've done so far. © luke glaister
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This climb is in 56 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14

Don't know if we took the wrong line, but getting over the lip felt hard for the grade.
Sam Watson - 2nd - 09/Mar/14 with Angel Lago Rodriguez

I just love this route. It's my desert island route. Climbed it so smooth again today. Classic ***s.
luke glaister - Lead rpt - 28/Dec/13 with andrew(willy)wilson, casey johns

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Dec/13

casey johns - 2nd rpt - 28/Dec/13 with Andrew willie wilson, luke glaister

Been on wishlist for ages. Really chuffed to get up it. Climbed in one pitch on a single rope - quite a bit of rope drag on the arÍte. Supposed to be fairly exposed but had tunnel vision in the moves so didn't notice! Some really nasty loose blocks at the top easy section that could well have hit the belayer. We made sure it was safe below and Tim got rid of them. Hopefully it's mush safer now. Felt like a smooth climb. Really nice route rewarded with the best and most exclusive view!
JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Good position. Some totterers as you get onto the ledge at the top!
AJM - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Matt Moore

As I didn't check the route description before setting off I decided that trying the overhang above the ledge was a good idea. So I go pumped on that and fell off. However the position on the arete was amazing. Really good route.
mattrm - 2nd dog - 19/Jul/13 with AJM

Gumery - AltLd O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Gaz

gb05 - AltLd rpt - 17/Jul/13 with Jonny Gumery

gb05 - 2nd rpt - 23/Jun/13 with James Matthews

Awesome top section, got to come back and have this myself!
brew_guru - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/13 with gareth brading

gb05 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Paul Southgate

Amazing. The best thing I've ever done in my life, apart from having my boy and getting married. Its been on the wish list for 18 months but I've been waiting till me, and my climbing partner was good enough to not only enjoy it. But be safe with it. For me. The best route I've done so far, let alone at the yat. 3*** s for sure. ;-)
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with casey johns

what a climb, what an experience,great position on great rock.hope to lead this the way i second it one day. well in luke.
casey johns - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/13 with luke glaister

Better than the normal route.
jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Duncs southers

Great route, fantastic position towards the top, i give it 3 stars.
Fred_Richard - Lead - 04/Jun/13 with terry Claxton

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Mark Van Rossum

The exposer on the top hanging arÍte is excellent, first and best route of the day. Johny was not very happy at the start as he had forgot his climbing shoes, he climbing it in trainers nice
Dale - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with johny

MariaT - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/13 with Jonathan Whiting

whiting.jp - Lead - 21/Apr/13 with MariaT

Griff1990 - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Dave Clare

DANGER there is a large very loose block about 2m from the top of this route, directly above the belay stance.
davidclare - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Adam Griffin

Struggled with the move from the cave again. First yat route of the year and after work! Bit cold on the fingers
monsteratt - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/13 with Jess

lots of fun :)
henry francis - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/12

Merlin Fincken - 2nd dog - 26/Jul/12

gripped01 - Lead - 25/Jun/12 with Jim Jarvis

Greg M - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Pete H

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Phil Lloyd

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Chris Allan

Great route orange wall section brilliantly exposed, be aware of the very loose block just above the arete almost came out in hands a heart stopping moment !!!
riff156 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Jo Smith

DanC1985 - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with Martin

Very nice climb. Good exposure.
GC - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Peter Williams

brilliant exposed route - very exciting!
evhall - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Fletch

Bex_M - 2nd dog - 19/Jun/11 with Duncan Dunbar

Felt a bit flustered on this, partly cos of the threat of darkness. Tricky move round the corner above the cave. Great finish.
monsteratt - Lead O/S - 16/May/11 with Andrew Abraham

Andrew Abraham - 2nd - 16/May/11 with Clement Attwood

Intended to do the VS but had no guidebook and wasn't sure on the route so wandered round the wrong side of the arete onto the HVS where it split. Found it very steep and bold (was very short on gear towards the top) but lovely exposed climbing!
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Julian O'Neill

fletch73 - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

uremac83 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

What a fantastic route! Blows Whitt out of the water! A much more logical line, and some fantastically airy positions. Should definitely get 3 stars.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Gary Lewin

aged_ape - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with JC

Yes very good
The Pylon King - AltLd rpt - 31/Jul/09 with David Elder

Superb. much better than Whitt and worth HVS 5a **
The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Dror

summo - 2009

Gets harder from where it leaves Whitt, and is probably worth HVS 5a.
bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/08 with Rick

Phil PBC - 2007

Austin manns3 - Lead - 02/Jun/03

Austin manns3 - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/89

sniffer - 2nd - 1989 with Chris Court

First lead after a fall where I broke my foot.
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead β - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/86

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Thoms6974, Hidden, FallingPhil, Joemanglerocks, c00kie, Sebastien Gastaud, pryan300, Dax, Albie, Marcos31

Voting
Total votes cast 50
hard E10 of 17
E10 of 17
easy E10 of 17
hard HVS1 of 17
HVS16 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
hard VS0 of 17
VS0 of 17
easy VS0 of 17
hard 5b0 of 16
5b0 of 16
easy 5b0 of 16
hard 5a6 of 16
5a10 of 16
easy 5a0 of 16
hard 4c0 of 16
4c0 of 16
easy 4c0 of 16
3 Stars16 of 17
2 Stars1 of 17
1 Star0 of 17
0 Stars0 of 17
Bag of .....0 of 17
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Style of ascent

Lead33 of 56 (58.9%)
Followed17 of 56 (30.4%)
Alt Leads3 of 56 (5.4%)
Unknown3 of 56 (5.4%)

'Climbed'14 of 56 (25.0%)
clean O/S32 of 56 (57.1%)
clean β1 of 56 (1.8%)
clean rpt6 of 56 (10.7%)
dogged3 of 56 (5.4%)