Baron's Wall* VS 5b
[Arnaud on Baron's Wall, 2 kb]9m. The right-hand crack is gained from the right. Again the start is quite problematical especially for the short (5c?). © ROCKFAX
FA. Joe Brown (the Baron) late 1950s 1957

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500.

Photo: Arnaud on Baron's Wall © Steve Pardoe
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 312 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/14

Nicolas Duboust - Solo - 05/Oct/14

Just to the break.
Martin Haworth - Sent - 05/Oct/14 with Tony

with smoke start
benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/14 with Fran Hammond

soph - Solo rpt - 05/Oct/14 with Sam Ring, Tony Stone

If you get the sequence right it's very soft at the grade
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/14 with Cragtyke

john lynch - Lead - 24/Sep/14 with Lewis Andrew

cragtyke - 2nd - 24/Sep/14 with Ross

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/14

Marq - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Steve Mount

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Jun/14

migs493 - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/14 with LO

g1m147 - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with Mick.

franhammond92 - Lead β - 05/Jun/14 with Calum Harvey

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/May/14

ianjfsutcliffe - 06/May/14 with Jonny

pete_naylor - Lead dnf - 05/May/14

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/14 with Andy Jobling

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/14

Jethro - 2nd - Mar/14 with Richard Sharpe

Duncan Campbell - Sent - 19/Feb/14 with Claire C, Nath

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/14

CarlBowkett - 2014

climb the peak - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/13 with Daniel Zheng

Mike W - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

found the start of this absolutely desperate, had to jump for the good pocket in the end
pebbles - 2nd - 28/Sep/13 with kevin

dan_blair87 - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/13

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 25/May/13 with Jake

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Jack

benscarter - TR RP - May/13 with Kaori Carter

soph - Sent - 17/Feb/13 with big team

Lead on my mates gear after he fell most of the length of the route!
Gambit - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Barney

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Claire, Jamie

a fantastic technical start to the route leads to a good break, runners and a great hand jamming crack to finish. :) easy for HVS as difficulties are all low down.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Nick, Claire Holland

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/12

phil64 - 2nd - 19/Oct/12 with James Thacker

Whealiebob - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Dave Saxby, Terry

Milne - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12 with dave saxby, Dave

gazfellows - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with Miquel, Anna, Steff, Billy

madasten - 2nd - 06/Oct/12 with Miquel, Gaz

Hidden - 2nd dog - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Coatesy

Richard P Coates - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/12 with ianjfsutcliffe

Robin Nichols - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

Took a few goes on the start, then switched off for the top out expecting it to be easy - it wasn't pretty!
Hexman - Lead - 06/May/12 with Rich I

Bisteris - 2nd dog - 06/May/12 with Rhys Jenkins

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Apr/12

Cake - 28/Apr/12 with Matt

Hidden - Lead β - 01/Apr/12

mjeffery - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/12

Byronius Maximus - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Andy Winter

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Thomas Renshaw

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead RP - 18/Mar/12

tuftynick - Sent - 14/Jan/12 with andy benson, ben winston

Dan Mckinlay - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/11 with Sarah Rixham

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Chris

pauldr - 02/Nov/11

lozowen - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Sally Owen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Oct/11

Coel Hellier - Lead - 29/Oct/11

tomparrott - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with DJ

deejmonkey - 2nd - 23/Oct/11 with Tom

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11

Leaving the floor took a couple of tries, after that the moves to the first break felt very sketchy. Above the break was standard vs jamming. Bit miffed the bmc guide only gives it VS!
adam carless - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with victim of mathematics

Very unfairly given VS 5b in the BMC guide. The start is very hard (felt like 5c), and the top is no pushover at VS!
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Adam

Chris M - Lead - 15/Aug/11 with trystan

Bry - 2nd β - 15/Aug/11 with Chris Moran

Oceanic - 12/Aug/11

pete1993 - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

TerryLines - Lead - 02/Jul/11

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11

robman - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with john ayrton

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 19/May/11 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/11

davewsargent - 2nd - 07/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

cragtyke - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with gareth h

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

galpinos - 2nd - 02/Apr/11 with Ben & Phil

Oliver Houston - 2nd - 02/Apr/11

jmjw - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Dan P

hard start, think got sequence wrong and am shortish (5'9")
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with M.Rankine

Gareth Bowen - 2nd RP - 02/Mar/11 with Dave Whitely

Tamati - 2nd O/S - Mar/11

Easy for HVS? Bottom bit is a bit fingery but only one move, all on jugs for the rest. Nice slimy topout, yummy
Mowglee - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Ali

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

GuyM - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Mark R

mark20 - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Mark D

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Laurence Everitt

sgrit
petellis - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Cleric James Koran

Fair at the grade once you have it figured out
jkarran - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Grant, Pete

LardClimber - Lead - 05/Sep/10 with Nic Dynes

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 07/Aug/10 with john Bramwell

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/10 with Tony Holdsworth

Not as bad as a I thought it would be
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Martin Haworth

chrisbussell - Lead - 27/Jul/10 with Tim O'Neill

Tricky little start with an entertaining finish that might require a stylish seal impression!!!
davenev - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/10 with luke

Yep, seal impression at top
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/10 with davenev

j4kub - TR - 17/Jul/10 with dave davey

gordonday - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Jack

jwpil - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Gordon

Hidden - 20/May/10

markhilton - Lead O/S - 11/May/10

Tricky start - probably 5c. Cold day (May-Day Bank Holiday ! ) with frequent hail showers. Must come back and try this on a warm day!
Falko - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Al W.

Ben Sidsaph - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Lee Packer

did the start on solo thinking that i wouldn't get to the break. When i went to try i lead it i couldn't do the start!! sods law... ill get it next time. quite a sequence start...
rustyclimber91 - Solo dnf - 25/Apr/10 with harry holmes

hard move to start but much easier above, Good route
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Tony

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Mike Dennis

MD - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Brian R

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with steve winter

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/10

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 13/Dec/09

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 10/Dec/09 with Mark Williams

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 10/Dec/09 with Wee man

gethin_allen - Lead - 16/Oct/09

Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 16/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09

Rachel Somerville - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Mike, Mike Freeman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09

Couldn't do start. Cheated and used the arete.
markytaylor - 2nd dog - 07/Aug/09

Coel Hellier - Lead - 02/Aug/09

slacky - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Owen

Clean after I'd bouldered out the start a few times!
barrylong - 2nd O/S - 28/May/09 with Angus PCC

Dave Mason - Lead rpt - 12/May/09 with Marcus Bell

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

Hidden - Solo - 29/Apr/09

EdShep - 2nd - 22/Apr/09

a small cam, gives confidence for the initial crux moves
Pilch - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Ed

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/09

Recommend by Ballsford. Boulder problem start airy top out.
Noodles - Lead - 14/Mar/09 with Ben Cook

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/09

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

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

Nicos - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/09 with simon shaw, nick willis

robin heath - Lead O/S - 2009 with Graham Scott, Dan Hodgson

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/08

john lynch - Lead - 19/Oct/08 with Lewis Andrew, rich armour

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

Lewis Andrew - 2nd - Oct/08 with John Lynch, Rich Armour

start is problematical for short... can confirm as i am short.. but nothing power and no technique can't sort!
loonyclimber - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08

Brown - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo - 23/Aug/08

PenJD - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/08 with Heather Swift

Hidden - 13/Jul/08

swoosh - Lead - 26/May/08 with Dan Waters

jibberingwreck - Lead O/S - 20/May/08 with Marcus

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 05/May/08 with Richard

sce8 - Lead dog - 26/Apr/08 with John Sergeant

SteveM - Lead rpt - 10/Feb/08 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd dog - 10/Feb/08 with SteveM

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jan/08

Hidden - 2nd - Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

John Sergeant - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Nov/07

Ian Parnell - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Jon Winter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07

Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Max

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/07

v.jester - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/07

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Ian Broome - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/07

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 24/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/07

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 15/Apr/07 with scott

craig matheson - Solo O/S - Apr/07

Tried this a couple of times. Got almost up to the break on my first go then completely forgot how I'd done it.
climbingpixie - 2nd dnf - 18/Feb/07 with James

Hidden - Lead - 03/Feb/07

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Dec/06

Start was hard even though I'm tall, so I used the arete as well as the undercling; once the deep round pocket is held, the rest follows. Getting into the fat crack above the break is awkward, but OK once you're in it. Typical grit finish, though!
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 07/Oct/06 with Arnaud Garcon

ArnaudG - Lead rpt - 07/Oct/06 with Steve Pardoe

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 15/Jun/06

Jumped off crux (2m up or so) once then did it next time.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/May/06 with Tom Lambert

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/May/06

mel holmes - Lead O/S - May/06 with nick w

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Apr/06

Dave Mason - 2nd O/S - Feb/06 with Trev Tatler

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jan/06

Hidden - 2006

my first clean hvs. had to have a starting hold pointed out which helped a lot.
catt - Lead β - 12/Nov/05 with Toby

Tobias at Home - 2nd rpt - 12/Nov/05 with catt

SteveM - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/05 with Tobs

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/05 with Zac Poulton/Kieran Hodgson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/05

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - 22/May/05 with timmy elson

Hidden - Lead - Apr/05

Chris M - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/04

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/04

Remember cheating by leaning in from the arete
Stig - 2nd O/S - 17/May/04 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

ArnaudG - Lead O/S - Nov/03 with Duncan Irving

rapidrich - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/03

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Apr/03

tuftynick - 2003

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/00

Hidden - Solo - 16/Sep/00

Hidden - Lead - Sep/00

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/00

lead w 1 fall
jamiev - Lead dog - 15/May/00 with Adrian Berry

lead w 1 fall
jamiev - Lead dog - 15/May/00 with Adrian Berry

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/00

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/99

Hidden - Solo - 09/May/99

Just before end of term
MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - May/99 with Oliver Forrest, Simon Pearce, Dave Irving

bigphil - Lead - 12/Apr/99 with Jim Dick

Billg - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/98 with Lucy

Laramadness - Solo - 09/May/98

Chris the Tall - 2nd - May/98 with Bill G

ste_d - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/97

Hidden - Solo - 09/Mar/97

craig d - 1997

kp64zl - Lead - Oct/96 with Kirsten

crater - 2nd - 31/Aug/96

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 12/May/96 with David Atherton

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/96

craig h - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/96 with Janet Hannah, Jim Mellor

shoulders - Lead - 16/Jul/95 with jason humphries

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/95

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/95

Phil West - Lead O/S - 1995 with Steve Wild

Hidden - Solo - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/94

cragspud - Lead - 1994

ChrisJD - 2nd - 19/Oct/93 with Alex

Start only
Ena - Sent O/S - Oct/92

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/92

John Southworth - Solo O/S - May/92

Ena - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/91

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/91

mikej - Solo - 21/Oct/90 with Mike Byles

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 09/Sep/90 with David

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 09/Sep/90 with Dad

Roget - Solo rpt - 19/May/90

Hidden - 1990

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/89

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/89

phardman - Lead O/S - 06/May/89 with John Lloyd

Backinthegame - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/89

Roget - Lead O/S - Mar/89 with jim

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jan/89

NeilGriffiths - 1989

Hidden - Solo - 05/Nov/88

steve prior - Lead - Sep/88 with Paul L

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/88

Neil R - Solo - 15/May/88 with Richard W

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/87

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/87

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/87

Andy Say - Solo - 16/Apr/87

J R R Hartley - 2nd O/S - Aug/86 with Stan the Man

sadams - Solo - 05/Jul/86

Tom V - 1986

malc - Lead dog - 22/Sep/85

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/85 with Andy Barker

Hidden - Solo - 26/Aug/85

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jul/85

Hidden - Lead - 09/Mar/85

David Smith - Solo - 1985

Mark Kemball - Solo - 06/Dec/83

solo
Mike Owen - 14/Feb/82

nbotting - 1982

Hidden - Solo - 25/Aug/81

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/81

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1981

Hammy - Solo - 22/Nov/80 with Rob Lawson

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/80

Hidden - Solo - 05/Aug/79

Mark Kemball - Solo - 13/May/78

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jul/77

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/77

mikej - Solo - 19/May/77 with Mike Byles

mikej - Solo - 24/Oct/76

mikej - Solo - 13/Oct/75 with E

mikej - Solo - 03/Mar/74 with E

andy gittins - 1972

mikej - Solo - 20/Jun/70 with E

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 20/Apr/69 with Dez Hadlum

mikej - Solo - 19/Apr/69 with Bill Church

Hidden - TR - 29/Apr/67

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/66

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Steve Waters, Mynydd, alimckay, Dinger

Voting
Total votes cast 183
hard HVS4 of 61
HVS37 of 61
easy HVS18 of 61
hard VS2 of 61
VS0 of 61
easy VS0 of 61
hard HS0 of 61
HS0 of 61
easy HS0 of 61
hard 5c0 of 63
5c0 of 63
easy 5c10 of 63
hard 5b32 of 63
5b17 of 63
easy 5b3 of 63
hard 5a1 of 63
5a0 of 63
easy 5a0 of 63
3 Stars10 of 59
2 Stars35 of 59
1 Star13 of 59
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