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Garden Face Direct VS 5a

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[Mike resting & looking for somewhere to put some gear, on Garden Face Direct VS 5a at Gardoms, 3 kb]14m. Start up GFC (or Direct - 5b) then move right onto the wall and climb it direct. Nice positions but sadly a bit artificial. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Mike resting & looking for somewhere to put some gear, on Garden Face Direct VS 5a at Gardoms © Mike Lee
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This climb is in 136 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Apr/14

keith leonard - Lead - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/14

Direct - 5b start.
Andyh83 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Hannah S

switch - 2nd - 12/Apr/14

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/13 with Paul G, Michael H

ashtond6 - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/13

Hard for the grade, nice moves and steeper than it looks. Shame it's an eliminate.
alp79 - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Rosa, Jonny Ashton

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/13

davidalcock - Lead - 04/Jun/13 with Dom

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/13

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/13 with Mike Hayes

wolverine - Lead rpt - 28/Apr/13 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with James D

Jenny Clarke - 2nd - Apr/13 with paul

AlanPedrick - 2013

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/12

Took the 5b direct start and used runners either side. A small cam might have been handy in a pocket.
moberg - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/12

Direct start, very, very polished and a bit wet. good moves though.
SGD - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Rob Gray

hotfeet - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Tom Dudley

alex thackway - Lead - 25/May/12 with Dave m

David Kay - 2nd - 22/May/12 with Mark Proctor

smokeyj - May/12 with butters

nutty_didz - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with John Moran

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/12

shaky2 - Lead - 12/Jan/12 with jamie

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/11

dpmUK - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/11 with James Rowe

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/11

Brown - Solo - Sep/11 with Solo

Warm up route..Plenty of gear..Big reaches though.
Mike Hegarty - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Dave

wolverine - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Nigel Edley, Iain Mount

Direct start which is hard. Try doing this route without using your knees!!! Good luck. Nice route.
wishicud climbHVS - 2nd - 28/Jul/11 with Ash Crazy fool Green, Big Fat Dan

really good route,long reach and balancy
bigdan050 - Lead - 28/Jul/11 with ash green, Tosh

teamrob - 2nd - 02/Jul/11 with Dan

wahniel - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Robin Hoffmann

Hidden - TR O/S - 26/Jun/11

milkyjoe - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with gareth

Taken direct which is pretty tough.
Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Marco

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Peter Borchers

Dan724 - Solo O/S - 25/May/11 with Raji Salan

Done the 5b start, could`nt do the 5a bit
Jim Malo - Lead dnf - 21/May/11 with Mark

treg - 2nd - 04/May/11 with Chris S

waynem1985 - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Antony Davies, Alan Mountford

antdav - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11 with Alan Mountford, Wayne

hotfeet - Lead - 01/May/11 with Ant, Wayne

Elsier - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Scott, Ian

lozowen - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11

Direct start
MD - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Ed

jchenoweth - TR O/S - 07/Nov/10

The direct start.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Jake Harrison

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with David Gilling

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/10

Rhythm24 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Hannah

hannah burkitt - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Simon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10

popebenedictus - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10 with Adrian Scott

adrianscott - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Ben Harding

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Clare Jennings, Geoff Burrows, Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Repeat - had previously top-roped. Took a rest in the Diff on the right.
dpmUK - Lead - 16/May/10 with Mark

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 16/May/10 with Kevin Tithe

ptigga - 2nd - 16/May/10

mark20 - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

tiga271 - 2nd - 15/May/10 with mark20

radioactivekid - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Kyya

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Direct start. Very top of the grade for VS. The pump!!
Jimbo C - 2nd - 14/Apr/10 with Gethin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10

used Gri Gri.
frume - TR O/S - 08/Mar/10 with Myself

nickcanute - 2010

Birdo - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/09

slacky - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Ben Abell

The start is good and deserves 5b. If you don't put side runners out right, it's tricky to protect and soon had me feeling pumped. Wicked secret hold for the top move though.
jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Sarah Davis

Jim Led, precarious and poorly protected
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Jim and Graham

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Gerard Thornley

Direct start
cem - Lead rpt - 07/Mar/09 with Pete Horn

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 12/Oct/08 with Trish

Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Duncan Bourne

russonly - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/08 with PeteS

Ropeboy - Solo - 04/Jun/08

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/May/08 with Jim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/07

Caralynh - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/07 with PeakDJ

Hidden - Solo - 08/Sep/07

vvanhinsbergh - TR O/S - 31/Aug/07

ioboy - 2nd - 06/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07

mooseloose - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Jim S'

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07

TomBull - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Neil

Rob led then it rained for me 2nding!
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 19/May/07 with Robert Bridges

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

Couldn't really feel the crux hold well enough (pretty cold) to risk pulling on it...
Nick Smith - UKC - Solo dnf - 10/Nov/06

Cameron13 - 2nd - 10/Nov/06 with James Rowe

Stig - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Nicos - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/06 with christos liaskos

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 14/Oct/06 with adam carless

A couple of tricky long reaches, and difficult to stay away from the next route.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with practicalcat

practicalcat - 2nd - 14/Oct/06 with Adam Carless

dpmUK - TR dog - 14/Oct/06

climbingrick - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/05

cem - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/05 with Graham Dolman

Chris the Tall - Lead - Apr/05 with John Cam

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/04

Messed about at the top..!
Mike Lee - Lead - 09/Jul/03 with Liz

Budge - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/03 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates

Nick Smith - UKC - Solo rpt - Jul/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/03

Monk - Solo O/S - 2003

Hidden - Solo - 14/Apr/02

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - Apr/02 with Martin Hore

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd - Aug/01

ajoliver - Lead - Jun/01

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/98

RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/97 with Jon Berry

kato'sdad - Lead - 22/Oct/97 with Rob Simpson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/96

babymoac - 21/Aug/94

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 05/Sep/92 with David BA Jones

Hidden - Lead - 14/Oct/90

RichardMc - Lead - 18/Aug/84 with Rupert Hoare

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/80

Nigel Bond - Lead - 21/Apr/76 with Pete

Andy Say - Lead - 1971

mikej - Lead - 20/Sep/67 with Keith Mcdowel, John Lee

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Total votes cast 80
hard HVS0 of 28
HVS1 of 28
easy HVS2 of 28
hard VS16 of 28
VS8 of 28
easy VS1 of 28
hard HS0 of 28
HS0 of 28
easy HS0 of 28
hard 5b0 of 28
5b0 of 28
easy 5b1 of 28
hard 5a2 of 28
5a24 of 28
easy 5a1 of 28
hard 4c0 of 28
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easy 4c0 of 28
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Style of ascent

Soloed14 of 136 (10.3%)
Lead57 of 136 (41.9%)
Followed54 of 136 (39.7%)
Toproped6 of 136 (4.4%)
Unknown5 of 136 (3.7%)

'Climbed'57 of 136 (41.9%)
clean O/S70 of 136 (51.5%)
clean rpt6 of 136 (4.4%)
dogged1 of 136 (0.7%)
dnf2 of 136 (1.5%)