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Calver Wall* VS 5a

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[Calver Wall at Curbar Edge, 3 kb]8m. Climb the easy wall left of a tree to a ledge. Finish up the short, and tricky crack by a layback move or two. © ROCKFAX
Climb the easy wall left of a large block to a ledge. Finish up the short, and tricky crack by a layback move or two.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List, Eastern Peak Grit 100 VD- VS.

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This climb is in 260 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/14

Marq - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14 with Steve Mount

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

FraserMcClennan - 2nd - 28/Jun/14

Al Aston - TR O/S - 28/Jun/14

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14 with Bernie

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with EeFu

EeFu - Lead dog - 14/Jun/14 with Kirill Spiridonov

migs493 - 2nd β - 08/Jun/14 with LO

g1m147 - Lead - 08/Jun/14 with SCrossley

summerse - 2nd dnf - 02/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 31/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14

DavidR - Lead rpt - 31/May/14 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/14

arthur_de_briton - Lead - 14/May/14 with cat mckenna

ianjfsutcliffe - 06/May/14 with Jonny

jogh - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Dave C, Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14

cragtyke - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with john g

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - Apr/14

Jethro - 2nd - Mar/14 with Richard Sharpe

ben.phillips - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/13 with Jared Kitchen, Tom Pidcock

felt hard climbing as off finger crack practise !
ashtond6 - Lead - 20/Oct/13

dan_blair87 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

jshields - Lead - 28/Aug/13 with Ed James

slipped off 6 foot from top great route though
riff156 - Lead dog - 26/Aug/13 with Jo Smith

dionisys - Lead - 23/Aug/13 with andy smythe

andy.smythe - 2nd - 23/Aug/13

Greasy slopers, but then it was very sunny in the afternoon. OK until the top moves where a long reach is useful.
leeds_belle - 2nd dog - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/13

Dave Mason - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Trev Tatler

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Jack Drake, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

charley - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with JackD, Ange, Kev

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/13

nick ferro - 06/Apr/13 with toolboxtim

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 22/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13

climb the peak - Lead O/S - 2013 with Daniel Zheng

Hidden - 2nd - 2013

Vincej - Lead - 2013 with Nevil

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

pleasant, if brief. bit of an amble up to a shot bouldery crux crack. Layback seemed the way to go.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Nick, Claire

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Tom Dolden

Had to rest to get Harry's gear out which he'd taken practice trad falls on!
Ross.Cooper - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/12 with Harry Yarrow

The big tree has gone! One tricky move on upper wall.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 22/Aug/12 with Steve Cunnington

john max - 2nd - 09/Aug/12 with Jim Slater

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with John Max

Grunted up it. Good warm up.
stuaart - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/12 with Neil Redgrave

Manchi - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with tim_mcd

tim_mcd - Lead - 21/Jul/12 with Manchi

hotfeet - Lead - 01/Jun/12 with Austen Moulding, Kent

Avoided most of the crack, hanging slopes in the breaks instead.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 20/May/12 with Tom Starks, Max Streeton

max led Brindle Crack,I climbed direct up this.great.I laybacked it,Alan face climbed and Max jammed-variety eh!
tomshanti - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with Max Streeton, Alan Blanchflower

mjeffery - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12

Byronius Maximus - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Andy Winter

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

sopaz - 2nd - 10/Mar/12

Palmer - Lead - 10/Mar/12

Loved it. Pumpy final moves.
Jack.Beech - Lead - 01/Mar/12

couldn't do E1 to left :-(
tiga271 - 2nd - 30/Oct/11 with mark20

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Steve M, Matt Box

Top section was a touch tricky
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 29/Oct/11 with Steve M, Rachel Spraggs

SteveM - Lead - 29/Oct/11 with Matt Box, Rachael

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

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Stuart Reeves

Couldn't work out move, somehow managed to downclimb from halfway up(!?), had a think on the ledge and then laybacked it.
stuaart - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Thomas Smith

charley - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - TR - 15/Oct/11 with Charley Fell

failed to lead, traversed into Brindle Crack to finish. Threw rope down to retrieve gear. VS 4b in my ed of Rockfax Eastern Grit. Tough VS,5a in my book.Initially jammed the top section & then finished by layback! Retreated to Yarncliffe as far too windy here.
Pete Nugent - TR - 22/Sep/11 with Dave Parker

ayuplass - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Tracy T, Helen, Thea

Tough.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/11 with Adam

via layback rather than finger locks, nice steady moves all the way.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11 with victim of mathematics

hotfeet - Lead - 13/Aug/11 with Ant

antdav - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Alan Mountford

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with paul

TerryLines - Lead - 02/Jul/11

Mikael - Lead - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

nice jamming
al123 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/11 with alex

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/11

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/11

chrisdavies - Solo - 11/Jun/11 with B.DAVIES

gripped01 - Lead - Jun/11 with Rimon Than

Cossar - Lead - 25/May/11 with Si

peaches69 - 2nd O/S - 25/May/11 with sarah

Top wall has a couple of tricky moves on flared jams and slopers.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 19/May/11 with Graham Parkes

kermit_uk - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Steve Woolass

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11

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

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

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

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Mar/11

Singleton_Alex - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/11 with Lizy Baker

Hidden - TR - 27/Mar/11

mark20 - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with M.Rankine

Becky E - 2nd - 22/Mar/11 with Graeme Hammond

very 'curbar' though at least the difficulties are short lived
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Becky E

Sam Cooke - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11

Giles1 - 2nd - 20/Mar/11 with Sam

kitkat78 - Lead - 12/Mar/11 with SteveM

SteveM - 2nd - 12/Mar/11 with Kat

As the second, was able to just go for it and found the moves to be very pleasant. Wouldn't liked to have had to place gear though.
treg - 2nd - 24/Feb/11 with Ben

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 22/Jan/11 with Louise Cowie, Steve Burgess

Jon Read - Solo - 30/Oct/10 with Mark Sharrat & Andi Turner

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 22/Oct/10 with Rob Middleton

Rhythm24 - 2nd dog - 10/Oct/10 with Rob Benton, Hannah

Tala M - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Simon Palmer

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Ricahrd Millet

I was told it was a VS4B! Managed to place all the gear but fell 3 times trying to make the the crux move half way up the crack. Lower down swapped end and Alex lead it at the 2nd attempt using just the gear I'd placed. Much easier as a 2nd when I'd seen the key move - foot high!!
gilbert - Lead dnf - 26/Sep/10 with Alex Tomczynski

Failed on lead then followed Alex - much easier!
gilbert - 2nd β - 26/Sep/10 with Alex Tomczynski

Alex T (RAFMA) - Lead - 26/Sep/10 with Gilbert

petellis - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Cleric James Koran, Alpha Blue

Felt really rather awkward toward the top
jkarran - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Grant, Pete

GrantB - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with James, Alpha Red

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/10 with Andrew

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

sims - Lead dnf - 25/Jul/10 with Francis

Got pumped trying to place one last piece of gear and rested - moves are solid if you just commit to the layback
davenev - Lead dog - 21/Jul/10 with luke

Mr Tickle - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/10 with davenev

hellboundblr - 2nd - 04/Jul/10 with Tony Madden

batterj2 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with David Aran

popebenedictus - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/10 with Adrian Scott

adrianscott - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10 with Ben Harding

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

gordonday - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Mat

Hidden - Lead dog - 23/May/10

dpmUK - 2nd dog - 23/May/10 with Adam Carless

Hidden - 20/May/10

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 15/May/10 with John Inkpen

This could almost have counted as a 'winter ascent'. Freezing cold, 0.5cm hail on the ground (+ crag) and a cuckoo calling in the trees below the crag. Ah, summer is here at last!
Falko - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Al W.

peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd β - 02/May/10 with DanH9883

jon_gill1 - 2nd - 01/May/10 with big Si

SteWatkins - May/10

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Rob

Creep_pea - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Walsh

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/10

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

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

top crack was interesting, all the breaks and edges not quite as good as they looked from the ground but well protected - just try not to get pumped hanging around to place it :)
Woodiee - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christine Hall

Singleton_Alex - Lead - 07/Mar/10 with Liz Baker

liz23 - TR dnf - 07/Mar/10 with Alex Singleton

honourableschoolboy - Lead dog - Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

tlmarjot - Lead O/S - Oct/09 with Jon Denniss

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

DaNo123 - 2nd - 12/Sep/09 with martin

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/09

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

nathanlee - 2nd β - Jul/09

Nice little climb, best suited to days when its not in the mid-twenties!
slacky - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Ben & Owen

Safe and fun, much harder than wall climb to the left.
urbanmonkey - 21/Jun/09 with Bea

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Rampikino - Lead - 25/May/09 with Chris & Mike

mike_hough_uk - TR - 25/May/09 with Rampikino, chri55ie

chri55ie - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Mat Dowsett, Mike Hough

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/09

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Big Ian

Hidden - Lead dog - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Od - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Rachel "Piglett" Stroud

Rachel Stroud - 2nd - 14/Mar/09 with Od

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

Katharine.eaton - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Dom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Dec/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo - 23/Aug/08

Enjoyed this. Worth 2 stars I think.
Another James - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Jamie T

What a bloody struggle! The layback felt very precarious, glad I was seconding it and not leading
Howard J - 2nd dog - 29/Jul/08 with Richard Bonheyo

catblack - 2nd - Jul/08 with beka, rob

john lynch - Lead - 06/May/08 with rich armour

4b.. What comedian came up with that! Guidebook says 5a.
PanzerHanzler - Lead dog - 05/May/08 with Guy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/08

00nip - Lead - 07/Mar/08 with Eddy Barnes

00nip - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with Eddy Barnes

top crack was hard work with numb fingers, also forgot to layback it, I'm sure this is 5a in the book
Pilch - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Pilch

Hidden - TR dog - 06/Jan/08

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Nov/07

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Nov/07

Ian Parnell - 2nd - Nov/07 with Jon Winter

I have done easier HVS 5a's
mankrambler - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with CUMC

Tough crack, even when you've laced it!
JohnHutch - AltLd - 20/Oct/07 with L

featuresforfeet - 2nd RP - 06/Oct/07 with Mun

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Nige Shaw

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/07 with Harry Martin

richardhopton - Lead - 28/Jul/07 with SkivingBlueCat

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/07

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - Jul/07

John Parkin - 12/Jun/07 with Dave Cheetham

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

craig matheson - Solo O/S - Apr/07

Fell off the top crack section after my hands slid off slopers trying to get gear out. Did it from the ledge in one go the second time, it's a brilliant laybacking crack if you don't have to faff with gear. 4c not 5a though.
climbingpixie - 2nd dog - 18/Feb/07 with James/Dan

gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Oct/06

Rock Fairy - 2nd - Jul/06 with david

Failed on this last summer. Not really too bad, just slopey, altho definitely 5a or so not 4b.
Si dH - 2nd RP - 28/May/06 with Tom Lambert

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

Hidden - Lead - 14/May/06

Nich's lead.
Paul-Michael - 2nd O/S - 14/May/06 with Sally Woodbridge, Nick Hanie

mel holmes - 2nd - 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

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/05 with Emma Simmonds

5a
Jody - Lead O/S - Nov/05 with DW

Hidden - AltLd - Oct/05

baldcoder - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/05 with Little Old Lady

PenJD - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/05 with Ruth Smitton

Chris Davids - Lead dog - 26/Jul/05 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/05

Marq - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/04 with Daniel Dennehy

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/04

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/04

darren1 - 06/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/May/03

cem - 2nd - 08/Dec/02 with Liam Mark

Phil West - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/02 with Chris Tan & Joanne ?

Steerpike - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/02 with CMC

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

martroberts - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead - 19/Mar/00

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

Peakology - Lead O/S - 1999 with Cat & Louise

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Dom Lou

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 1999 with Dom Lou

Hidden - Solo - 09/Mar/97

Budge - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/96 with Brian Ottewell

Roget - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/95 with jon

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Nov/95 with ??

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/95

babymoac - Lead - 08/Jun/92 with Chris B

Andy Say - Solo - 23/Jun/90

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Aug/87

sadams - Solo - 14/Jul/86

Hidden - TR - 31/Jan/81

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1981

Hidden - Solo - 18/Oct/80

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/79

Mark Kemball - Lead - 08/Mar/75

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 1973

mikej - Lead - 20/Jun/70 with E

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Voting
Total votes cast 152
hard HVS0 of 62
HVS0 of 62
easy HVS2 of 62
hard VS34 of 62
VS24 of 62
easy VS2 of 62
hard HS0 of 62
HS0 of 62
easy HS0 of 62
hard 5b0 of 36
5b0 of 36
easy 5b1 of 36
hard 5a17 of 36
5a15 of 36
easy 5a3 of 36
hard 4c0 of 36
4c0 of 36
easy 4c0 of 36
3 Stars0 of 54
2 Stars10 of 54
1 Star42 of 54
0 Stars2 of 54
Bag of .....0 of 54
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Style of ascent

Soloed11 of 260 (4.2%)
Lead128 of 260 (49.2%)
Followed101 of 260 (38.8%)
Toproped10 of 260 (3.8%)
Alt Leads2 of 260 (0.8%)
Unknown8 of 260 (3.1%)

'Climbed'107 of 260 (41.2%)
clean O/S113 of 260 (43.5%)
clean β4 of 260 (1.5%)
clean rpt8 of 260 (3.1%)
clean RP2 of 260 (0.8%)
dogged20 of 260 (7.7%)
dnf6 of 260 (2.3%)