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Fo'c'sle Wall* VS 4c

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12m. Climb the difficult right-trending crack to good pockets and a finish directly up the wall. © ROCKFAX
FA. David Penlington 1952

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This climb is in 301 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Mowglee - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Marita, Ali

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/14

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Mike Tempest

alan.phobos - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Dave

Hardcore Pat - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Dr Julie

Quite reachy at the top if you avoid the arete
MTL - Solo O/S - 26/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/14

Cake - Lead O/S - 25/May/14 with Matt

arthur_de_briton - Lead - 21/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - Solo - May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14

tommo1664 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

migs493 - Solo rpt - 12/Apr/14

Sustained with a bit of a reach at the start. Sketchy VS.
akhutton88 - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Tom M

Sustained with a bit of a reach at the start. Sketchy VS.
akhutton88 - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Tom M

LauraH - 2nd - 03/Apr/14

darrencabowabo - Lead - 16/Mar/14

staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Chris Gardner

doyle12 - 08/Mar/14 with Adam

cragtyke - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with Ross

Beautiful climb, steep lovely moves and every time you want something its there! Would be a brave lead tho not much gear!
AndyRogers - TR O/S - 14/Jan/14 with Nick

The crack section is good, but then the line gets really squeezed in.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Jon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

fredallingham - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/13

darrencabowabo - Lead RP - 21/Sep/13

tricky layback start
Beth-Cath-T - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with JimboWizbo

Enjoyed this one
JimboWizbo - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Beth

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/13

The wires dont sit very well!
vertigo714 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Simon Slater

simonsclimbing - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13

wolverine - Sent - 30/Jun/13

hotfeet - Lead - 08/Jun/13 with Kent

RCrockford - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Sheila

johngriffin - 2nd - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/13

NickyC - Lead RP - 27/Apr/13 with Alex Newman

PeteWilson - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

kayakmonkey - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Mar/13

chrisicles - 2nd - Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13

harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/12

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

nick ferro - 11/Nov/12

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Nov/12

paul horabin - Lead - 03/Nov/12

john max - Lead - 11/Sep/12 with Bob Brown

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Sam James

Sam James - 2nd - 09/Sep/12 with Alan James - UKC

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Phil Marsh

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

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

ianjdodd - TR O/S - 23/Jul/12

glad I wasnt leading; gear looked hard to place
najki_2000 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Chris Rose

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Jun/12

john_ni - TR - 17/Jun/12 with Phil Griffiths

PaulHermes - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Tibor

tough stuff, the initial crack does not swallow as much gear as one would assume from the bottom. quite pumpy.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Stu

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

bwestwood - Solo - 02/Jun/12

jon_gill1 - 2nd O/S - 19/May/12 with john ripley

wolverine - Solo - 19/May/12

Finished on the arete, probably easier
Daniel Heath - Solo O/S - 16/May/12

Peter Kirkwood - TR - 08/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/12

Tried three times, each time getting a bit higher, then downclimbing, but didn't feel safe enough to progress to the first bit of protection.
moberg - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/12

stephenhartley - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Grace Aldridge

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

James Gomez - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/12 with Tom Bauer

Tombauer - Lead - 14/Mar/12 with James Gomez

mrginna - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with Emma Campbell

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Mar/12

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Ross Cooper

stev1e.wilso - TR - 07/Jan/12 with Jess, Simon, Dylan

simon1985 - TR - 07/Jan/12 with Steve Wilson

bigbadbob12345 - TR - 07/Jan/12 with Steve Wilson

PAJames - 2012

minT(HUN) - Lead - 2012 with PaulHermes

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

john lynch - Solo - 28/Nov/11 with Lewis Andrew

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Nov/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 27/Sep/11

phja - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/11 with candy

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

benny_m - TR O/S - 04/Sep/11

Gear is not as easy as it looks, especially if laybacking the lower section
mattgrange - Lead - 27/Aug/11 with James Dynes

LardClimber - 2nd - 27/Aug/11 with matt grange

Pete Randall - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Richard B

Danny Crump - 2nd - 26/Jul/11 with Richard Apthorp

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

No partner and climbing on shunt; needed a rest but enjoyed this route made more difficult due to being on the shunt.
Steve954 - TR dog - 23/Jul/11

joemallia - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Fidel Sciamanna

waynem1985 - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Antony Davies

antdav - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Wayne

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 02/May/11

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 01/May/11 with Clare Jennings, Geoff Burrows, Charley Fell

charley - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Clare, Ange, Geoff, Kev

Charley's lead...nice climb with a tricky move or two. Kev seconded.
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 01/May/11 with Clare Jennings, Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

John Bish - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

mike_hough_uk - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with chri55ie

Luke90 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

iamstebarker - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 24/Feb/11

lozowen - Solo - 11/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Nov/10

found trouble finding the gear on this one, quite steep and pumpy for a 4a, but then again I had just lead a 5c overhang.
Aaron Hauptmann - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Sophie

phildavies84 - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/10

madguernseyboy - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Martin Lennon, Lucy Plowman

martin one - Lead rpt - 30/Oct/10 with lucy and brendon

lgp81 - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Martin Lennon, Brendan Gill

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

philboy - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with bisanth

mattwyles1 - Solo - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Joe

android - TR rpt - 29/Aug/10

wet
catty_9 - TR - 29/Aug/10 with LWCC

Last climb of weekend. Glad I was seconding as I was tired.
Richard Gilbert - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Alex Lambert

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10

wolverine - Solo - 16/Aug/10 with Matt Sparkes

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

PaulGreenhead - Lead - 18/Jul/10 with J D Fisher, Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 18/Jul/10 with PaulGreenhead

I used side runners to the R (Shameful or SMJ?)
999thAndy - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

Kelly D - TR O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Kiri

popebenedictus - Lead rpt - 06/Jul/10 with Edd Rab

edd rab - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with James Newby

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 06/Jul/10 with Helen Odwell

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/10 with Soloed

Nicholas Livesey - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Lucie Sedlarova

Birdo - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10

scottski - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with A.Cooley

fyfers - Lead O/S - 10/May/10

jmjw - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Tim R, Will L

jmjw - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Tim R

timrowland - 2nd - 02/May/10 with jmjw

Great moves but struggled with gear. I'm not sure if I was happy to find the worn out sideways cam placement or sad at how eroded it was. Bloody well used it though!
jeffsheard - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Sarah Davis

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/10

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Marc Blackband

M_Bell - TR O/S - 17/Apr/10

paulharmer - TR - 12/Apr/10 with David Hale

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/10

daviesp2 - 2nd - 09/Apr/10

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/10

nice route, shame about the gear
Pilch - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Graham

migs493 - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/10

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10

Tricky with not much protection around the crux!
howhard - 2nd dog - 27/Mar/10 with Martin Ford

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

joese7en - 2010

clairejane - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Oct/09

jonski21 - 2nd dnf - 25/Oct/09 with dsjms

fatbuoybazza - 2nd - 10/Aug/09 with thom

Steve J P - 2nd - 09/Aug/09 with BW

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with sp

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

rubygem - 2nd - 07/Aug/09 with toby schofield

Hidden - Solo - 31/Jul/09

Hard and run out for a VS.
JWB - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Martin Harrell

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jun/09

shed_hed - 2nd - 24/Jun/09 with Andy Winter

shed_hed - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/09 with Andy Winter

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/09

Not great gear but good value climb.
Batt - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Alex Young

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/09

Alfredo - Solo - 27/May/09

GPN - Solo O/S - 23/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead - 09/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/09 with Ben Johnson

liamoloughlin - Solo - 01/Mar/09

I liked this, good little route
SGD - Lead O/S - 07/Feb/09 with Angelika Renner

nice climb, friggin cold fingers!
naine - 2nd - 07/Feb/09 with SGD

B-bop - Lead O/S - Feb/09 with Juan, Francy

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2009

drysori - Lead - 2009

Creep_pea - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/08 with Olly, Walsh

jl - TR O/S - 14/Sep/08 with A School Group

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/08

Felt very hard, gear placements were very tough, both to figure out and to stand and place. Ended up using a few (cheeky?) runners in the right hand crack. Still felt *at least* VS.
whiting.jp - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/08 with jamesca

mshorter - Aug/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/08

morrisdaboss - Lead β - 05/Jul/08 with Ste 'O' C

Grabtheslab - Lead - 10/May/08

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/08

phil stubbs - Lead - 30/Mar/08 with Dave Short

john lynch - Lead - 09/Mar/08 with rich armour, Bo Robertson

Hidden - Lead - Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Dunx - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/07 with Matt Schwarz

Matt Schwarz - 2nd - 11/Nov/07 with Duncan Curry

oliverthomp - Lead - 02/Nov/07 with Craig kitching

sargy - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/07 with Olly Thomson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/07

jonny5 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/07 with Alix Blockley

donkster - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Shit gear on lower half
Dane - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Gary

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/07

Hidden - TR - 12/Jun/07

jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Fat Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/07

coffeepot - 2nd - 06/May/07 with Nick SHuttleworth and jelaby

Hidden - TR dog - 29/Apr/07

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Steve R

tom.ireson - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07

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

Hidden - TR - Mar/07

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 2007

Not great for gear, but the moves are ok (unless it's windy).
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/06 with features for feet

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/06

ebunick - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Lizzie + 3 freshers

rob wmc - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Alan

jamiev - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/06

Rampikino - Lead - 08/Oct/06 with MMC Various

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/06

chris murnin - Lead - 28/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/06

John Lisle - 2006

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 2006

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

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 07/Sep/05 with Nicola Pettit

Hopevalleypaul - 2nd - 02/Aug/05 with Gareth W

max_chan - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Lou

robin heath - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/05 with Graham Scott, Dan Hodgson

PenJD - Lead O/S - 05/May/05 with Lianna Scholes

AngelaC - Lead - 03/May/05 with Dieter Cole

Katex - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Simon Edwards

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/04 with CMC

Hidden - Solo O/S - Sep/04

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/04 with Jonny

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/03

Hidden - Solo RP - 20/Sep/03

Stefan Kruger - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/03

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/May/03

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/02

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/02

Hidden - 11/Jun/00

cem - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/99 with Gordon Carder

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

Hidden - TR - 1998

RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/97 with Steve Goodens, Jon Berry

kato'sdad - Lead - 08/Aug/97 with Rob Simpson

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Solo - 24/May/97

Backed off it: too wet & greasy
cem - Lead dnf - 18/Jan/97 with Andrew Roberts

craig h - Solo - 15/Jul/96

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/96 with Debbie Wilkinson

Iain Thow - Solo - 15/Apr/93

Hidden - Solo - 15/Aug/92

Roget - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/91

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/90

tlr - 2nd - 05/May/90 with Fin

craig h - Solo O/S - 29/Apr/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Solo O/S - Nov/89

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/87

steve prior - Lead - Jun/87

babymoac - 24/May/87 with MTW & Bob

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jun/85

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/83

mikej - Solo - 18/Oct/81

Hidden - Solo - Aug/80

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

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Apr/76

RichardMc - Solo - 11/Apr/76

mikej - Solo - 03/Jan/76

mikej - Solo - 06/Jul/74 with E

mikej - Solo - 25/Nov/73 with Janice Williams, E, Geoff Williams

Andy Say - Solo - 1971

mikej - Solo - 31/Aug/70 with E

mikej - Solo - 30/Apr/66 with Rosemary Lewis, Malcolm Eldridge, Mike Byles

mikej - Solo - 10/Oct/65 with Howard Furguson

mikej - Solo - 01/Sep/65 with Ted Markham

mikej - Lead - 05/Jun/65 with Barrie Regan, Ted Markham

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Total votes cast 152
hard HVS0 of 51
HVS0 of 51
easy HVS3 of 51
hard VS23 of 51
VS24 of 51
easy VS1 of 51
hard HS0 of 51
HS0 of 51
easy HS0 of 51
hard 5a0 of 54
5a0 of 54
easy 5a3 of 54
hard 4c21 of 54
4c29 of 54
easy 4c1 of 54
hard 4b0 of 54
4b0 of 54
easy 4b0 of 54
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Style of ascent

Soloed69 of 301 (22.9%)
Lead123 of 301 (40.9%)
Followed73 of 301 (24.3%)
Toproped23 of 301 (7.6%)
Bouldered1 of 301 (0.3%)
Unknown12 of 301 (4.0%)

'Climbed'130 of 301 (43.2%)
clean O/S146 of 301 (48.5%)
clean β1 of 301 (0.3%)
clean rpt7 of 301 (2.3%)
clean RP3 of 301 (1.0%)
dogged7 of 301 (2.3%)
dnf7 of 301 (2.3%)