The Whore* HVS 5b
20m. Climb to the overhang (crux) and layback through using a finger crack to easier ground. Another one with a grotty exit. © ROCKFAX
FA. Jim Reading 1975

Ticklists: Millstone HVS's.

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 114 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

robgixer - Lead dog - 13/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead dnf - 07/Sep/14

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Jemma, Roger

Roget - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/14 with robin

jonleighton - Lead dog - 28/Jun/14

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/14

David Smith - 2014

mileshill540 - Lead - 2014

shouter - Lead - 24/Jul/13

previously backed off in rain after having a rest. Still seemed fairly tough and very dirty and loose at the top.
Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 08/May/13 with Jim

Yeknom - 2nd O/S - May/13

early crux. remember seeing paul deck on this route :/
henry peter jenkins - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/13 with dale clover

Bit of a struggle. Should've climbed earlier in the day not as the last climb when totally pooped. Found difficult to protect but mainly due to missing pieces of rack and lack of practice. Crux was still wet - not ideal!
sebbo - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13

rd20 - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/12 with Gareth H

Tim Rodgers - AltLd dog - 21/Oct/12 with Mark Anstiss

Failed to lead, then seconded with difficulty.
Kirill - 2nd RP - 20/Oct/12 with Charles Moreton

SPD224 - 2nd - 20/Oct/12 with Jim Hardwick, Martin Smith

Got up to just below the roof on my first attempt (making life difficult for myself by not spotting a couple of holds) but backed off because I didn't trust my wire. Kirill then had a go before I got it on my second attempt (although not without a couple of rests after moving up to the roof and finding some decent gear)
cem - Lead dog - 20/Oct/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

papashango - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with Charlie

Charlie Zephyr Booth - AltLd - 29/Sep/12

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 01/Sep/12 with Hannah Moulton

The Nav placed most of the gear and then let me lead it.
mike lawrence? - Lead - 14/Aug/12 with James the Navigator

Nice first half and grotty, loose, gritty top half which is such a shame
martroberts - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12

Pete Graham - Lead - 01/Mar/12 with Malcolm Scott

Sean Kelly - 2012

Dan Mckinlay - 2012

DanC1985 - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Martin

Awsome route! bar the grotty exit
JYates - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Lawrence Ramsey

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Bart, John

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11

stuaart - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/11

tonanf - 2nd - Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/11

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 20/May/11

Hidden - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 2011

KP finished off, the seconded clean
climbing_rocks1983 - Lead dnf - 10/Jul/10 with Kieran, Petey

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/10

gripped01 - Lead - Apr/10 with Rob Patchett

awesome moves on the main part of the route despite the grubby exit
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with M.Sharpe

sharpie530 - 2nd - 13/Mar/10 with ollie b

TonyF - Lead - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

clairejane - 2nd - 2010 with gav

Ewano - TR - 2010

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

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

Great start, one good honest strenuous move, then extremely loose-looking stuff above that, which I avoided by finishing up Gimcrack (which wasn't much better, to be honest - covered in soil and sand.)
PeteH - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09 with Brad Cain

Dearth of holds just under the small roof!
slacky - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Ben & Dan

Better section of rock than the guidebook suggests.
LoopyLou - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Helen Lear

miastacey - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Heather Clarke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Mar/09

summo - 2009

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Claire Duffield

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Ian Bruce

Lewis Andrew - 2nd - Oct/08 with John Lynch

Martin Haworth - Lead dog - 17/Aug/08 with Andy

The best thing about this climb is the name; you can go into work on a monday morning and say 'I did the whore this weekend'!.......or, if you got spat off it like Martin did, 'the whore did me'!!!
Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/08

IAmAStone - 2nd - 06/Aug/08 with Tom Parry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/08

Unexpectedly hard.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Brian Q

Nicos - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/08 with ryan

So frustrating having all those cracks and not being able to get gear in without much faffing on almost every one! Awesome climb though, will definitely repeat sometime. Not too keen on the sandy dusty finish though.... put a small wire in at the last possible opportunity before mantling if you dont want to sweat all the way up the scrabbly bit.
tom.ireson - Lead dog - 18/Feb/08 with Jens Verhagh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Oct/07

Somerset swede basher - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/07 with Jim & Amanda

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/07 with Richard

lead clean in may 2008
davidgent - 2nd - Mar/07 with Luke

Lukey B - TR O/S - Mar/07

Richard White - 2007

jake-jones - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/06

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

Jon Greengrass - Lead RP - 2006

UndercoverElephant - Lead O/S - 2006

Bern - 2006

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Sep/05

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - 2005

zero six - Lead O/S - 2005

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

nickdonohue - 2nd - May/04 with Jim Barradale

phardman - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/03

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/02 with hugh thomas

Hidden - 2002

Carl Smethurst - 2nd - 22/Oct/00 with Ian Pickles

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead dnf - 2000

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/99 with Ian Pickles

ArnaudG - 1999

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/97 with Paul Kerr

Roget - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/97 with Derek B, jon

ChrisJD - 2nd - 1997 with rc

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/92

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/May/92

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 09/Sep/89

John Marsland - 2nd - 05/Nov/88 with Dave Soles

Hidden - 1987

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1985

andy gittins - 1985

GuyM - 1985

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

nbotting - 1982

Mark Kemball - Lead - 05/Dec/81 with Bill Mckee, Steve Finch

jasper11 - 1980

jasper11 - 1980

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Apr/76 with Al Baker

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