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[Looking into the bowels of the crag on Telescope Tunnel., 3 kb]14m. The arete is gained from the left and is then followed on its right-hand side. The direct start up the steep lower arete is a nice 5c if you donít mind climbing when wearing blinkers. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Looking into the bowels of the crag on Telescope Tunnel. © teh_mark
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This climb is in 193 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Blueso - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Anna

Hidden - Lead dnf - 05/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

r.greaves - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with tony minette

matthomas79 - Solo O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Dave Garner

DaveB61 - Lead - 10/Dec/13 with Mike Dowsett

phildawson - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

alaster tonge - Solo - 22/Sep/13

KieranT - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/13 with Graham Walker

MrFreekie - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Steve Papp

johngriffin - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/13

Mike Bayley - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/13 with David Barnes

Pelleas - Lead - 04/Aug/13 with Mike B.

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/13

Phil Cox - Lead - 18/Jul/13 with John Coe

rohai545 - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Krish

Mayaculpa - Lead - 16/Jul/13 with David Alcock

davidalcock - 2nd - 16/Jul/13 with Mayaculpa

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Richard Hemes

First half has the meat.
JohnHutch - Lead - 17/Jun/13 with L

My third ever lead climb, very poorly protected. Pretty scary run-outs
Danbow73 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Annaliese, Aaron

Took the 5c start. Polished and awkward.
ilarge - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Paul Fobbester

Ben_Megson - 2nd - 26/May/13

Phil Hewish - Lead - 20/May/13 with Rachael Cunnington, Mark Cunnington

Hidden - Lead - 19/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/13

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Rachael Cunnington, Phil Hewish

RachaelCunnington - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/13 with Mark Cunnington, Phil Hewish

liverpooldave - Lead - 07/Apr/13

Lyndsay Superclimber - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Karen, Jimbo

nogoodgrice - 2nd - 06/Jan/13 with Deacon

kcollender - 2nd - 18/Nov/12

TomGudgeon - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/12 with Kirsty Pegg

deacondeacon - Solo - 09/Oct/12

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 29/Sep/12 with John

Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/12

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

Dan Vaj - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/12 with L Vajzovic

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/12

moberg - TR O/S - 07/Apr/12

Dan Vaj - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with L Vajzovic

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/12

climbhannahclimb - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/12

Andy Moles - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/12 with -

cathymiller - 2nd - 11/Mar/12 with pete archer

Hidden - Solo rpt - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - 2012

teddethmac - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Ross 'Kemp' Woodruffe

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Nov/11

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

sweenyt - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with UBMC

Jonny Raines - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/11 with James Young

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/11

Marcin78 - Lead - Oct/11 with Paul Ingate

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11

Kev's lead
charley - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Steve Fletcher, Kev

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Steve Fletcher, Charley Fell

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Kevin Tithe

Chris Harding - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Danny

Phil Cox - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with John Coe

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

risby - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Max Streeton, Thomas Vaughan

tev - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Ris, Max

FireyClimber - Lead - 23/May/11

Dave Mason - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Darren Belfield

AielSavage - Solo O/S - 2011

steven24584 - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/10

Anthony Allsopp - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Richard Wilkinson

Richard G Wilkinson - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/10 with Anthony Allsopp

nasty :P
mew - Lead - 22/Sep/10

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

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

very nice route with lots of finger pockets good fun and puts you a little on edge trying to find holds.
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Kazsa

szelest - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Richiehill - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 21/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10

Ultimo Dyno Boy - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with Collin

Ali H - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Willson

Hidden - Lead - 19/Oct/09

Richard G Wilkinson - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Tom Etheridge

Snowboy - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09

Big Steve - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Karen

BennoC - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Stace

staceated - 2nd - 13/Sep/09 with ben

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Aug/09

Jon Dittman - Solo - 09/Aug/09

Chris_Williams - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Zenobia Mehta

Chris_Williams - Lead β - 25/Jul/09 with Zenobia Mehta

Alfredo - Solo - 14/Jul/09

Phil West - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Wingnut

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/09

Benrj - Solo - 19/Jun/09 with jay mowat

D.Andrew - 2nd - 19/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09

simoncov - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09 with Ian Inch

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/09

similar feel to tar's arete
Stick - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Lady John

charley - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09 with Andy

benman - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09 with roger m

Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Faith

Hidden - 2009

robal - 2009

Hidden - 2009

howlingbaboon - Solo rpt - 23/Dec/08 with Chris FitzHugh

marccb6 - 2nd - 25/Aug/08 with Will

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Marc

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Aug/08

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08

tiga271 - Lead - 15/Jun/08 with mark20

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/08

went up and had a wobble, poked cams at the rock then came down. Second go, got reasonable cam in carried on. Committing and poorly protected for the grade.
Pilch - Lead - 22/May/08 with Ed

gw66 - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with Sami

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 22/May/08 with Pilch

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/08

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 07/May/08

LankyPaddy - Lead O/S - 06/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/08

roverhead - 2nd - 2008 with rob aylward

pretty hard goin for the grade really..
fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 2008 with olivia & phil

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

hollylaura - Lead O/S - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/07

popov86 - Lead - 06/Oct/07

Thought this merited VS 4c.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/07 with Debbie Wilkinson

Adrian Bates - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/07 with Chris Lilley

Alfredo - Solo - Sep/07

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07

Goody - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Pat Flynn

Hidden - Solo - 26/May/07

Becky E - Lead O/S - 20/May/07 with Charles Mason

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/07

debbien1 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Robin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/07

Steve Vincent - 2nd - 07/Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/07

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/06 with Adam

adam carless - 2nd - 11/Nov/06 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/06

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/06

CJE - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/06 with Simon Clarkson

russonly - Solo β - 28/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

mr bounce - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with Shona

A Crook - 2nd - 30/Apr/06 with Duncan Hassell

Rampikino - Lead - 23/Apr/06 with MMC Various

John Lisle - 2006

tiga271 - 2nd - 2006 with Dave

Nicos - Solo O/S - 09/Nov/05 with solo

ajc - Lead O/S - 22/May/05

kevp - Lead O/S - May/05 with Gareth Arnold

Jeremy Wilton - 2nd - 01/Aug/04 with Richard Brown

krikoman - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/04 with Dave Broom

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Nov/03

SteveM - Solo - 28/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/May/03

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

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/03 with Helen Odwell

Hidden - Solo RP - 03/Apr/03

Hidden - Solo - 18/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Sep/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/02

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 15/Jun/02

Hidden - Solo - 08/May/02

Nick Smith - UKC - Solo - Aug/00

Hidden - 11/Jun/00

rocktigger - Lead O/S - Jun/99 with Ben

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

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 30/Jul/98

Also higher traverse, led + Nate Webb 11/3/12, soloed 15/11/12.
Iain Thow - Solo - 23/Jul/98

smudge - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/98 with Jeff

malc - 2nd - 12/Jul/97

Laramadness - Solo - 15/Oct/96

Hidden - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 05/May/83

mark-abz - Solo - 27/Apr/82

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

petemeads - Solo - 1976

Just one of approx 100 routes done in 2 non stop hours soloing in bendy walking boots.
mikej - Solo - 31/Mar/68 with Nigel Sumner

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Voting
Total votes cast 43
hard HS0 of 17
HS0 of 17
easy HS2 of 17
hard S5 of 17
S9 of 17
easy S1 of 17
hard HVD0 of 17
HVD0 of 17
easy HVD0 of 17
hard 4b0 of 15
4b0 of 15
easy 4b1 of 15
hard 4a7 of 15
4a3 of 15
easy 4a4 of 15
hard 3c0 of 15
3c0 of 15
easy 3c0 of 15
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars1 of 11
1 Star7 of 11
0 Stars3 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed46 of 193 (23.8%)
Lead88 of 193 (45.6%)
Followed49 of 193 (25.4%)
Toproped2 of 193 (1.0%)
Unknown8 of 193 (4.1%)

'Climbed'80 of 193 (41.5%)
clean O/S98 of 193 (50.8%)
clean β2 of 193 (1.0%)
clean rpt11 of 193 (5.7%)
clean RP1 of 193 (0.5%)
dnf1 of 193 (0.5%)