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Saltheart Foamfollower HVS 5b

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8m. A thin crack in the smooth wall leads to a deep break and then a tricky finish. A great name for a so-so route. © ROCKFAX
(Add a grade to each if you ignore the arete at the top)
FA. Bob Higginbotham 1980s 1985

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Retro Rowan - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with John Williams

Done without aretes at E1 5c. A tough fingery start, with a pop for the break, which felt more like 5c than the balancy stand-up at the top.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/14 with Dave

Found the crux to be standing up in the break. the top felt trivial. No Aretes
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/13 with Matt Fisher

Hardcore Pat - Solo RP - 27/Jun/13

John Bish - Lead O/S - Mar/13 with Bill Spittal

Reds - Lead dnf - 17/Feb/13

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/12

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/12

31770 - Lead - 19/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/12

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - TR - 2012

Hidden - 2012

AC - 2nd β - 16/Oct/11

lozowen - Solo - 19/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Aug/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

leaving the big break was definitely the crux, mind you getting there wasn't easy either. Top section was pretty easy by comparison.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/11 with victim of mathematics

Felt a lot like 5c to me! And as the only gear is low down, and eliminating the arete at the top makes that move 5c, how would that still be E1?
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/11 with Adam

dpmUK - 2nd dog - 18/Jul/11 with Adam Carless

slipped the first time then found the secret undercut
steve2006 - Lead rpt - 15/May/11 with Andrew Pearson

Finished left.
ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

jshields - Solo - 13/Nov/10

Good couple of moves, good route name. Shame about the finish (or lack of)
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/10 with Chris

Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Matt

Fun, but messed it up, Underated
dprctr - Lead dog - 14/Sep/10 with Gaz Leah

tomthecoolperson - Sent x - 13/Sep/10 with Andrew

bwow - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Prob worth coming back to lead. Nice and technical to stand up at 1/2 height. Top half was fun fridge hugging!!
phildavies84 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Terry

popebenedictus - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/10 with Soloed

paul__in_sheffield - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Noodle

Hidden - TR dnf - 17/Apr/10

Lenny - TR dog - 07/Nov/09 with Paul

climbing_wiggy - TR β - 07/Nov/09 with Leon

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 04/Oct/09

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 04/Oct/09

An entertaining test piece / boulder problem at the end. Rob spent a long time trying to do this on a lead and ended up setting up a top rope. The hard move is getting onto the horizontal break and then moving up. Hard.
Mark_RMC - 2nd - 17/Aug/09 with Rob Smart

Rampikino - TR - 05/Jul/09 with Cat

Jeronimo - Solo - 19/Jun/09 with Ben Johnson

Attempted to repeat the climb to get it clean but was too pumped from the first attempt to complete the moves.
minaturechris - Lead dog - 02/May/09

chadrads - TR O/S - 21/Mar/09 with sean veal

sean72 - TR dnf - 21/Mar/09 with Chadrads

Pretty stiff.. tricky moves - 1st lead of the year. Was to chicken to solo it.
Mattyk - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with Tim Kavanagh

mike278 - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/09

Hidden - 2009

SteveM - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/08 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 19/Oct/08 with SteveM

Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/08

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Sarah, Abi and Dave

tradguy - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Mark Hazell

wolverine - Solo - 18/Apr/07

popebenedictus - TR O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Ruth Harding

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 01/Nov/06 with Dave Turner

kitkat78 - 2nd - Nov/06 with Nick McK

PanzerHanzler - Lead dnf - 08/Oct/06 with David Rafe

FrankW - Lead O/S - 14/May/06 with Laura

Hidden - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 20/Dec/05 with solo

Hidden - TR - 19/Oct/05

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/05

Theeni - Solo O/S - 16/Apr/05 with Matt Dalby

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04

Hidden - Solo - 23/Aug/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/May/02

Hidden - Solo - 08/May/02

Nick Smith - UKC - Lead - Sep/00

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Aug/98

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/98

Voting
Total votes cast 13
hard E10 of 5
E10 of 5
easy E10 of 5
hard HVS2 of 5
HVS3 of 5
easy HVS0 of 5
hard VS0 of 5
VS0 of 5
easy VS0 of 5
hard 5c0 of 5
5c0 of 5
easy 5c3 of 5
hard 5b1 of 5
5b1 of 5
easy 5b0 of 5
hard 5a0 of 5
5a0 of 5
easy 5a0 of 5
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Style of ascent

Soloed29 of 71 (40.8%)
Lead19 of 71 (26.8%)
Followed9 of 71 (12.7%)
Toproped9 of 71 (12.7%)
Bouldered1 of 71 (1.4%)
Unknown4 of 71 (5.6%)

'Climbed'23 of 71 (32.4%)
clean O/S33 of 71 (46.5%)
clean β2 of 71 (2.8%)
clean rpt2 of 71 (2.8%)
clean RP2 of 71 (2.8%)
dogged5 of 71 (7.0%)
dnf4 of 71 (5.6%)