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Emma's Delusion* S 4a

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[Adam's first S 4a lead, 2 kb]12m. From the grassy niche, take the bulging right-hand crack which is steep and awkward. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 375 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/14

Rpt.
jshields - Solo - 25/Jun/14

leeds_belle - Lead - 31/May/14 with Zylo

Horrendous! Felt very hard, maybe it was because I haven't climbed grit for a while. Massively pumped half way up and the obvious footholds were quite polished.
BStar - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Rachael

Not sure you can call my ascent 'climbing', got to the top anyway :-)
Rachael88 - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Adam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

With Chirs,Billy,Jamie and All
Mic22 - 03/May/14

migs493 - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/14

charley - Solo rpt - 27/Apr/14

Charley17 - Lead - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo RP - 31/Mar/14

Blueso - 2nd - 29/Mar/14 with Anna

B4tgirl - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Tony

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/14 with matt

Matt_C9716 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14

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

jmasson91 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14

adam carless - Solo rpt - 16/Feb/14

Tony Hy - Lead O/S - 2014

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo - 14/Dec/13

DaveB61 - 2nd - 10/Dec/13 with Mike Dowsett

nation1 - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/13

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

Not brilliant.
vertigo714 - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Simon Slater

Started on "Emma`s Dilemma", but didn`t dare the top moves (awkward, no secure hand jam) therefore climbed back and up Emma`s Delusion
Russ - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/13

jpksalmon - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/13 with Paul

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with Rosie, Tom

Rozzlarr1992 - 2nd - 19/Aug/13 with Dad

ewan.davies - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Becky, Caitlin

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/13

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 16/Jul/13 with David Alcock

Nice jams.
davidalcock - Lead - 16/Jul/13 with Mayaculpa

Benn A - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/13

adamashcroft - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hardcore Pat - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Dave S

Dimart - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Dave, Mike, Ben

LovelyMrTom - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Emma Mines

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/13

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Karen Chalmers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13

Ben_Megson - 2nd - 26/May/13

Tithe Technique - 2nd rpt - 20/May/13 with Angela Paul

Another that I feel like I've done before but not in my logbook. Lovely moves, much easier and nicer than it looks from the bottom.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 20/May/13 with Kevin Tithe

Tala M - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

dsgarner - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Tala M

NickyC - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Alex Newman

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

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

Hidden - TR - 14/Apr/13

rohai545 - Lead - 07/Apr/13

PeteMc - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Tom French

tom0french - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Pete McNamee

Tamati - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/13

schristophersmith - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Henry, Ian Redfern

Hidden - 2013

AlanPedrick - 2013

Hidden - Solo - 23/Nov/12

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/12

first outing back on the Grit for months
glennofsheff - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12 with Chris Smith

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/12

scree - 16/Sep/12 with Ant

Mike Bayley - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Lee Attwater & Neil Armstrong

ejohnson - Lead dnf - 04/Sep/12

Dan818 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12

misterb - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/12

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

Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Matthew Cunningham

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

This was bloody awful...(leave the cave to the right)...yeah...not at severe you don't! I had to traverse right onto the VS next door, go up, come back left...uuurgh...horrible
Jeremy Wilton - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Sinister Rob, Kevin Gibbs

nick ferro - 01/Jul/12 with toolboxtim

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/12

fairly straightforward until after the traverse, took me a while to work out how to leave the ledge until I found a really solid jam
pippa_g - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/12 with Graeme

razzorbuzz - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Andy Elliot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

beings - 04/Jun/12 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12

robjdc - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Wessex

ju59 - 2nd - 30/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/12

ULGMC/ULMC meet
Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Kim Ashworth

Hidden - Solo - 2012

PAJames - 2012

David Qualtrough - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

arandall - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Emma Wilson

MPSBunny - 2nd - 24/Oct/11 with Stu Coxon

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/11

Led after Tian coulnd't make move out the cave
daviesp2 - Lead - 22/Oct/11 with Tian

Poco Loco - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with Dave B, R. Horler

AC - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11

with Michelle and Janelle
simontred - Lead - 02/Oct/11

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Helen L

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/11

Liam Bateman - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Hannah Bredin

lozowen - Solo - 19/Aug/11

sam coward - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Helen

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/11

Harder than Deluded in my opinion, really awkward move right from under cave/roof
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Mick Sissons

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

liverpooldave - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Phil

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/11

Awkward rather than difficult. There's gear where you need it though. Worth 'S' rather than HVD as it is in the BMC book.
SuperstarDJ - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Tash Davis

monkeytash - 2nd - 21/Jun/11 with dave millington

Phil Cox - 2nd - 19/Jun/11 with John Coe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/11

fleapitfan - Lead rpt - 25/May/11 with Emma J

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Jen

Steep and awkward is right! Harder than the grade would suggest.
graphiclunarkid - 2nd O/S - 24/May/11 with dpmUK

arctic_jen - 2nd - 24/May/11 with Dan

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 15/May/11

99bolivar - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Chris Fitzhugh

BNice little route
papalazarou - Solo O/S - 01/May/11

jasoncash - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Daniel Murray

murrayd - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Jason Cash

ian2707 - 2nd - 25/Apr/11

natalie28 - TR O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Rachel D

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

robal - 09/Apr/11

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

Mike Soulby - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Edd Willats

Montecore - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Allen Abramson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/11

Hoppo - Lead O/S - 11/Feb/11

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - 30/Oct/10

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10

Glad this wasnt my lead... some bold moves
Emma-Louise Anderson - 2nd - 25/Sep/10 with Mel Brown, Alexandra Skew

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10

ally1509 - 2nd O/S - 25/Sep/10 with Mel Brown, Emma Louise Anderson

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

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead - Sep/10

Martin Stevens - Lead rpt - 19/Aug/10 with Tony M.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/10

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/10 with charlotte goedvolk

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/10

jaxxman - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Dave Wheeler

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/10

fleapitfan - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/10

edkirkham - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10

P Rogers - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with matty

hellboundblr - 2nd - 22/May/10 with Dave Liverpool

liverpooldave - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 21/May/10

zappa - 2nd - 02/May/10 with Emma Wright

emmafromSB - Lead - 02/May/10 with zappa

wazir.safeer - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/10 with No one! Its a frickin' solo!

madguernseyboy - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Lucy Plowman

lgp81 - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Brendan Gill

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

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

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Charley Fell

charley - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Kev

Pelleas - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Martin

Martin Stevens - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/10 with Pelleas

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/10

Tricky for a severe! Wouldn't liked to have led it.
embob - 2nd - 10/Apr/10 with Alex

MD - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with Dave H

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/10

colin milton - Solo - 09/Apr/10

The Bad Cough - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Christian Minett

Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd - 04/Apr/10 with Rosa Vilaseca

First gritstone lead and what a sandbag. The VDiff grade in the old guide book is an absolute piss take.
Ab Wilson - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Rufus Wood

Had a crappy day on this
Ander - Lead - 27/Mar/10 with Deadahead

JohnHutch - Lead - 28/Jan/10 with TC

phil stubbs - 2010 with Matt Wilson

fulcrumjack - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/09 with Rosa Vilaseca, Eric Olson

Jim Malo - 2nd - 08/Nov/09

way too hard for S 4a
Big Steve - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Karen

bobbarnes00 - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/09 with Tom Large

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Nocker

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Dave Wilkinson

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/09 with pete

peggy_on_the_rocks - 2nd β - 25/Jul/09 with Dan

chili-d - 25/Jul/09

tiga271 - Lead - 05/Jul/09 with mark20

mark20 - 2nd rpt - 05/Jul/09

markbenton - Lead - 16/Jun/09 with ggawthrope

Hidden - Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09

robjc89 - Lead O/S - May/09 with Tom Mayes

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/09

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Pilch

Hidden - 2009

colinwarden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/08

adam carless - Solo rpt - 21/Sep/08

Take insect repellent.
prof_vague - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Paul

andybeanland - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08 with Rachel

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - TR - 13/Sep/08

flyboy86 - 2nd O/S - Sep/08 with prof_vague

scottski - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/08 with A.Cooley

marccb6 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with James

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - TR dog - 13/Jul/08

Tez29 - Lead O/S - 25/May/08 with kerry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/08

Ben Sidsaph - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Lee Packer

samir - Lead - 22/May/08

gw66 - 2nd - 22/May/08 with Sami

hang_about - 2nd - 18/May/08

Jacob Ram - Lead - 11/May/08 with elisa best

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Apr/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/08

martin48 - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with cary

popebenedictus - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Edd Rab

edd rab - 2nd O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Ben Harding

Hidden - Lead - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 25/Nov/07

Matty - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Alex & James

Hidden - TR - 09/Sep/07

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/07

Jacob Ram - Lead - 02/Sep/07 with elisa best

Slipped and put weight on gear at the first bulge. Pretty hard work for a Severe, but a lovely few moves.
mark20 - Lead dog - 30/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo - 03/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/07

phil stubbs - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/07 with liz baldock

tristangale - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Mark

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Helen Odwell

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/07

Slightly difficult overhanging last section, but great holds
Ronnie Concave - Lead - Apr/07 with M.Borglewood

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/07 with Alan

Hidden - Lead - 03/Feb/07

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Exactly what it says in the guidebook! Steep and awkward. Got rather scared on this one, tough moves getting off the niche, ended up sitting down on a small seat, spending 10 minutes trying to place some gear. Then struggled up the rest of it, some nice jams though which I don't normally get and good gear. Recommend it, but still only 1 possibly 2 stars, maybe 4b?
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/06 with Mike Saul (Dad)

pog100 - 2nd - 02/Dec/06 with Reaver2k

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Nov/06

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Helen Tsai

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/06

GiveHerHelen - Lead dog - 05/Nov/06 with Jon Moulding

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/06 with JdP

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with Pete aka Dad

BazVee - Lead - 13/Aug/06 with Martin

D Berry - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Claire Berry

donkster - 2nd O/S - Aug/06

naughtybadboy - Lead - 23/Jul/06

Monk - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06 with RUMC

Big Steve - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06

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

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/06

lewis - Lead O/S - 10/May/06 with Simon Pape

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - May/06 with Neil

Alfredo - Lead - May/06

ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/06 with Carole Baker

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/06

Birdie - 2nd - 09/Apr/06 with Karl

Jacob Ram - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/06 with elisa best

good route
tallsop - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06 with Ed Davies

John Lisle - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

tiga271 - Lead - 2006 with Dave

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

beermonkey - 2nd - Oct/05 with ronnie

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/05 with Jon

Hidden - Lead - 06/Aug/05

dp1 - 2nd - 04/Aug/05 with dan bell

krikoman - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/05 with Kev Gibbs

rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/05 with Alan

Raggar - 2nd - Jun/05 with Ian M, Andy J

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

Climb Rox - Lead - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - Dec/04

cem - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/04 with Sally Dipple

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/04

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/04

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/04

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 17/Apr/04 with James' friend

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/03

Binder - TR - 30/Oct/03 with JBM, CAM

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jul/03

SteveM - Lead - 20/Apr/03 with Bekhs

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/03

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/03

VS4b - 2nd - 2003

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 15/Jun/02

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

Budge - 2nd O/S - 23/May/02 with Mike Oates

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Mar/02

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/01

sixties - Lead - 19/Nov/00 with hrd

ajc - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/00

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/00

Martyn - Lead O/S - 2000

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/98 with CDW

chris d williams - 18/Aug/98 with Ian Archer

cem - 2nd - 02/Aug/98 with Pete Dawson

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 02/May/98

rocktigger - Solo O/S - 1998

Rampikino - Lead - 22/Mar/97

tradguy - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/96 with John Simmonds

BruceW - Solo O/S - 1996

Hidden - 1996

adam carless - Lead rpt - 1995

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Feb/92

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/91

babymoac - Solo - 27/Jan/91

Jelly Mould Surfer - Solo O/S - 02/Sep/90

lithos - Solo - Mar/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Mal Grey - Solo O/S - 1990

Dave Musgrove - 19/Mar/89 with Rupert Wyard, Pete Finklaire, Kim Greenald, David

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/88

andy tetsill - Lead - May/88 with whitehall instructing

RichardMc - Solo - 31/Oct/87 with Jon Clifford-Smith

Soloed 9/10/87
Iain Thow - 2nd - 20/May/87 with Phil Moorey

RichardMc - Lead - 05/Apr/87 with Tim Oakes

Hidden - 1987

babymoac - Solo - 25/Oct/85

dodders - Lead - 27/Mar/85 with Sandra

Ena - Lead - Sep/82 with Martin Trouse

Hidden - Solo - 30/Aug/82

John Brayshaw - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/82

mark-abz - TR - 19/Nov/81

Nigel Bond - Solo - 04/Mar/81

tapley - Lead - 26/Jan/80 with Alison Tapley

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Steve Lenartowicz - 1980

dangerdave - 2nd - 1979

JohnHutch - Lead - 09/Jul/78 with DT

Mark Kemball - Solo - 03/Dec/77

RichardMc - Lead - 06/Nov/77 with Martin Stanton

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 17/Jul/77

RichardMc - Solo - 21/May/77

RichardMc - Solo - 11/Apr/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

mikej - Solo - 24/Feb/74 with E

mikej - Solo - 27/May/73 with E

rogerskews - 1971 with Various

Andy Say - Lead - 1969

mikej - Solo - 27/Dec/65 with Ted Markham

mikej - Solo - 26/Apr/65 with Peter Lack, Nigel Sumner

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Voting
Total votes cast 138
hard HS0 of 48
HS0 of 48
easy HS11 of 48
hard S16 of 48
S20 of 48
easy S1 of 48
hard HVD0 of 48
HVD0 of 48
easy HVD0 of 48
hard 4b0 of 47
4b0 of 47
easy 4b12 of 47
hard 4a19 of 47
4a15 of 47
easy 4a1 of 47
hard 3c0 of 47
3c0 of 47
easy 3c0 of 47
3 Stars1 of 43
2 Stars2 of 43
1 Star31 of 43
0 Stars9 of 43
Bag of .....0 of 43
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Style of ascent

Soloed72 of 375 (19.2%)
Lead175 of 375 (46.7%)
Followed94 of 375 (25.1%)
Toproped7 of 375 (1.9%)
Unknown27 of 375 (7.2%)

'Climbed'162 of 375 (43.2%)
clean O/S184 of 375 (49.1%)
clean β1 of 375 (0.3%)
clean rpt20 of 375 (5.3%)
clean RP1 of 375 (0.3%)
dogged4 of 375 (1.1%)
dnf3 of 375 (0.8%)