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Shaftesbury Avenue* HVS 5a

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[Working the fist crack before sending, 3 kb]20m. The fist-and-a-bit-width crack at the right-hand side of the wall leads to a small overhang, big cams are an advantage. The wall above the overhang is much easier and the exit is loose. © ROCKFAX
FAA. Peter Biven, Trevor Peck 1956. FFA. Jim Campbell 1967

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List, Millstone HVS's.

Photo: Working the fist crack before sending © islandlynx
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This climb is in 155 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

brutal jamming, felt tough for grade.
mark4344 - Lead dog - 14/Sep/14 with Matt Payne

robgixer - 2nd β - 13/Sep/14

Found this harder than Regent street which I did straight after. Obviously two very different routes. It really shows that I need to get some off width/fist jamming practice!
Leo Woodhead - 2nd dog - 03/Aug/14 with Jim Rogers

Rest route, just fist jamming with my fat hands. Fell on crux coming out of the little roof
islandlynx - Lead dog - 02/Jul/14 with Dan simonis

jonleighton - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/14

Harder than regent street? Classic grit sandbag HVS.
Brannock - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd dog - 01/Jun/14

I can't do fist jams very well. Nice route
alexjz - Lead RP - 22/Mar/14 with Murilo Lessa

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Mar/14

amccann - 2nd β - 06/Oct/13

classic grit hvs
tprebs - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with John O'Hara, Tim O Hanrahan

Awesome Route..
Lenny - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Kev

shouter - Lead - 24/Jul/13

Andy Fielding - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with Mike Walton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

Horrible, brutal
MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Kevin Bowser

henry peter jenkins - 2nd - 06/May/13 with jake mcmanus, robbie jenkins

will_benfold - Lead dnf - 04/May/13 with Chris Allan

Awesome Crack, got past the roof and fell too many times. Brutal
spacecadetjake - 2nd dnf - 01/May/13 with henry peter jenkins, Robbie jenkins

ejected - 2013

andybirtwistle - Lead - 21/Oct/12

Very good.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Charles Moreton

As unpleasant as ever
cem - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

sopaz - 2nd - 29/Sep/12

danfitz - Lead dog - 10/Sep/12 with Georgie Smith

R0bbie - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Taba, Leighn Chambers

Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 09/Jul/12

One of 'those' HVS'. Butch, Burly, Barbaric - but quite good.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Robin

What a pig! Awkward.
robin_hackney - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Dave Foster

mike lawrence? - Lead - 01/Mar/12 with luca

Pete Graham - 2nd - 01/Mar/12 with Malcolm Scott

Dan Mckinlay - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

knicos - Lead - 02/Dec/11 with Paul Salmon

Tryed to lead thinking it looked easyer than it was. Seconded clean.
Paul1 - 2nd - 02/Dec/11 with Nick

Dirk Uhlig - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

lozowen - Lead - 01/Jul/11 with Chris Howard

slacky - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/11 with Andes, Chris Saunders

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 01/May/11

PAJames - 2011

riddle - Lead dog - 09/Oct/10 with Mike Stephenson

a tough climb to crack, "bovine-jams" as the book describes is very accurate! dodgy onsight.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10 with Al

Hard
Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Jon Miles and Lawrence

r@bag - 2nd dog - 28/Aug/10 with Dom Sellars

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/10

The Mountain Goat - 2nd dnf - 28/Aug/10

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 17/Aug/10 with German Mountain Joe, Emily Anniballi

Pown - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10

harold walmsley - 2nd β - 15/Jun/10 with Colin Struthers

I'd give this E1 5c, an absolute pig.
Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 11/Apr/10

simonp - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Nate Mcmullen

gronbech - Lead dog - 28/Mar/10 with Tom

Seymore Butt - 2010

TonyF - Lead - 2010

Ewano - TR - 2010

melonmike - 2nd - 15/Oct/09 with Big Steve, Jack Metcalfe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/09

Pretty pumpy! Shame about the top-out.
PeteH - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/09 with Brad Cain

jonka - Lead - Sep/09 with mark

mark sadler - 2nd - Sep/09 with john

jchenoweth - Lead dog - 15/Aug/09 with Tash

tigertim - 2nd - 13/Aug/09 with Tony Payne, Dave Reeve

Great jamming, but pretty tough for the grade I thought.
slacky - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09

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

metal arms - Lead dog - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09

summo - 2009

john lynch - Lead - 17/Oct/08 with Lewis Andrew

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

Rachael Barlow - 2nd - 29/Aug/08 with Phil Robins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/08

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 10/May/08 with Neil Hillis

why did I choose this as my first route of the year - horrible
Mick r - Lead dog - 10/Feb/08 with Cragdog al

lead on micks gear burly hvs
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with mick radford

AndrewJenkins - 2008

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2008 with SJD

Sean Kelly - 2008

roberto18 - 2008

marceli - Lead dog - 11/Nov/07 with majkel

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 29/Jul/07

timharrison - Lead dnf - 22/May/07 with Hedley Proctor

Whitt - TR RP - 10/Mar/07 with (Shunted)

Richard White - 2007

chrisbevins - Lead O/S - 2007

Big fists and forearms are definitely an advantage for the first crack. Top is very loose.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with SecretSquirrel

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 29/Oct/06 with adam carless

John Marsland - 2nd rpt - 16/Sep/06 with Goi

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with John Marsland

ChrisJD - 2nd - 22/Jul/06 with rc

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06 with rich howels

reg_measures - Lead rpt - 14/May/06 with Richard Sharpe

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06 with helen gibson

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/06

ChrisJD - Lead - 11/Feb/06 with rc

Brown - 2nd - 20/Jan/06 with Henry

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/05

Lead 1st half. 2nd the second half
Adam Potter - AltLd dog - 23/Apr/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/05

Hidden - Lead - 18/Sep/04

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

lukea - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/04 with shannon

Budge - Lead O/S - 13/May/04 with Carl Tiivas

nickdonohue - 2nd - May/04 with Jim Barradale

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2004

Andy Chubb - Lead - 07/Aug/03 with Bill Wheeler

Leofallon - 2nd - 28/Jun/03

nbotting - 2003

one rest
reg_measures - Lead dog - 12/Oct/02 with hugh thomas

Hidden - 2002

martroberts - Lead O/S - Jul/01

cem - Lead dog - 29/Apr/01 with Miles Butteriss

this is a lovely fighting sort of route with new interest each move up.
howifeel - Lead O/S - 2001 with James

Roget - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Dave

ArnaudG - 1999

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1996

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/95

ChrisJD - Lead - 28/Apr/94 with AlB

IanD353 - Lead O/S - Jun/93

AB1965 - Lead - 21/Jul/92

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/91

lithos - 2nd - Aug/90 with mark planner

Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

surfbish - Lead O/S - Apr/88

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

Hidden - Lead - 10/May/87

steve taylor - Lead - 1987

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/86 with John Byrne

andy gittins - 1985

Tom V - 1984

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 29/May/83

Gezzer - 1983 with Andy Towne

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

babymoac - Lead - 13/Jun/81 with MTW

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/80

Hidden - Lead - 02/Mar/80

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/79

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 26/Jun/77

Mark Kemball - Lead - 27/Nov/76

Al Evans - 1976

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 1976

petemeads - Lead - 16/Mar/74

Hidden - 2nd - 1967

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HVS6 of 33
easy HVS1 of 33
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VS0 of 33
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hard 5b0 of 35
5b1 of 35
easy 5b25 of 35
hard 5a6 of 35
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 155 (0.6%)
Lead82 of 155 (52.9%)
Followed45 of 155 (29.0%)
Toproped2 of 155 (1.3%)
Alt Leads3 of 155 (1.9%)
Unknown22 of 155 (14.2%)

'Climbed'72 of 155 (46.5%)
clean O/S52 of 155 (33.5%)
clean β3 of 155 (1.9%)
clean rpt4 of 155 (2.6%)
clean RP2 of 155 (1.3%)
dogged17 of 155 (11.0%)
dnf5 of 155 (3.2%)