Fuse* VS 5a
12m. Climb the narrow slab passing a small roof with difficulty. Finish up the side of the prow above for extra interest. © ROCKFAX

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loco wilko - Solo - Oct/14

Sam Husband - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Tom

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/Jun/14

Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Apr/14

jimbonfire - 14/Dec/13

the power - Lead rpt - 16/Nov/13 with deacon

GregBristol - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with Lynsie Whyke, Andy Spacie

shumidrives - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with GregBristol

antdav - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

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

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 01/May/13 with Fiona MacDonald

Wayne S - Solo - 28/Apr/13

ElBarto - Lead RP - 21/Apr/13 with Hannah Saunders

Phil Mercer - 2nd - 07/Apr/13 with Andy Hudson

Andy Hudson - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Phil Mercer

the power - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12 with paul29uk

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Nov/12

adam carless - Solo rpt - 15/Sep/12

steve-grigg - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Missed top bit
David Robinson - Lead - 24/Aug/12

cem - Solo rpt - 05/Aug/12

JenDear - 2nd O/S - Aug/12

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

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Ander - Lead - 11/Jul/12 with Bad Toro

Sparrowmonkey - 2nd - 11/Jul/12 with Bootcamp Broadman

will_benfold - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with Tor Nockles

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/May/12

armouredego - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Peter Elliott

bottom: meh, top: yeah! (prow's finish) EDIT: WHAT! HS? VS 5a any day if you actually follow the line; keep your fingers off that VDiff
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Dan

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 01/Mar/12 with Juliet Bate

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

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

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Nordie_matt - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/11 with Matt JM Stevens

Matt JM Stevens - 2nd - 28/Dec/11

TDSvejstrup - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/11

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Oct/11

belay bunny turned bad - Sent - 14/Oct/11 with loundsy

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

VS 5a in guidebook.
BethM - Lead - 15/Sep/11 with Tom Wilson, Charley Smallwood

spacey - Solo - 10/Sep/11 with jo macey

Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/11 with Gareth Lewis

Mike Bayley - TR O/S - 10/Jul/11 with John Sellars & Cathy Burgess

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Adam Booth

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

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

The prow finish is definitely worth the excitement
mattgrange - Lead - 29/May/11

Eddie Shelbourne - Lead - 15/May/11

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with ed mitchell

chris warner - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Liz Bull

LizBull - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Chris Warner

valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Charley Fell

If you climb this blinkered then I feel it's more 4c-5a-ish
charley - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Ange

gingerdave13 - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with stefan

Couldn't get over roof without going left into hanging gardens or right onto Vdiff :-( felt tough for 4b !!
tiga271 - Lead dnf - 30/Oct/10 with Chrissy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/10

Marq - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Steve Mount

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

Gazleah - Solo O/S - Sep/10 with dprctr

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Luke Paul, Peter Ziak, Angela Paul

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

jtree03 - Lead - 22/Jul/10 with Brother Al

Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/10 with Rosa Vilaseca

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/10

peteJ23 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Scruffster

Finishing up the prow was pretty scary (but made it worth some stars), felt harder than 4c and there didn't seem to be a whole lot of gear to protect the move over the roof
jmjw - Solo O/S - 09/May/10

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

Pilch - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/10 with Graham

donkster - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/10 with ki, crooko

Ky - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/10 with Crucko

ill_bill - 2nd - 04/Apr/10

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

Ander - Lead - 27/Mar/10 with Deadahead

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/10

Richard Holowka - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/09

Ricky Martin - 2nd - 05/Sep/09

markytaylor - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/09

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

cooper leek - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with water rat

Found the roof to be a real pain, not the cleanest of climb's, left some skin up there.
dave_whale - Lead dog - 03/Jul/09 with Beverley Whale

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Lucy Barker

vvanhinsbergh - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09

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

paul.valentine - 2nd - 17/Jan/09 with Graham Jones

Hidden - 2009

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 2009

tommo1664 - 29/Dec/08

Tricky through the roof, but not too bad as long as you don't have tiny arms!
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Rich Cole

matsavage - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - Jul/08

adam carless - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

unfit - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with matt w

mulletcocktail2000 - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/08 with john and chris

Chris wilson - 2nd - 01/Apr/08 with Ryan, John F

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08

alek - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Phill Cunnington

edd rab - TR O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ben Harding

popebenedictus - Lead rpt - 16/Feb/08 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Ben H

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

'kin hard for 4b!! resorted to some use of the right edge to make progress. Harder than 4b without it
VS4b - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with paul

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with gibbo21

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 04/Nov/07

popebenedictus - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Edd Rab

Gets VS 5a in all our guidebooks and if you stay blinkered that grade is about right
Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Terry

edd rab - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Ben Harding

VS 5a in guides, soft touch, but its not S 4b.
Milne - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Dave

rrrock! - 2nd - 07/Oct/07

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/07

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/07

Retroman3 - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/07 with Yan

Marvino - Lead - 11/Jul/07 with Rach

Hard reach up.
rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 11/Jul/07 with Marvino

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 10/May/07 with Pilch

sam coward - 2nd O/S - 04/Feb/07 with Tim and Em

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 2007

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

Hamster - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/06 with Ian Thurgood

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/06

Jacob Ram - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/06 with elisa best

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/06

PanzerHanzler - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/06 with David Rafe

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 11/Jun/06 with Caroline Davison

edmitchell - May/06

jrk2673 - Lead - May/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06

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

John Lisle - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Nicos - Solo O/S - 02/Nov/05 with solo

zcapxa5 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/05 with Hanneke den Ouden

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/05

liamnkaz - 2nd - 01/Sep/05 with Richard L

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/05

bored
Alex Mason - Solo - Jun/05 with andy g

crag_monster - Lead - May/05

Complete sandbag. I thought the 4b move seemed about 5b. Failed to do the crux move on lead and only just managed to do the move when seconding.
Neil Henson - 2nd - 2005 with Mark Collins

jl - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/04 with Cara

maria85 - 2nd - 09/Oct/04 with Andy & Ronnie

Pelleas - Lead - Oct/04

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Oct/04 with SUMC

mooseloose - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/04 with Geoff & Nina

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/04

samwelli - Solo O/S - 26/Mar/04

tommy82 - Lead - 19/Nov/03

Hidden - Solo dnf - 21/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Apr/03

jamie ward - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/03 with John Howes

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 10/Aug/02

D Berry - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/02 with Claire Berry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/02

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jun/02

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/May/02

andygreen - 2nd - 29/Mar/02

what a rubbish route
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 2002 with Carmen

Gav A - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/01 with Sonny

Neil Curtis - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/01 with Arthur Austin

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

D Berry - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/00 with Claire Berry

cem - 2nd - 18/Jul/99 with Gordon Carder

rocktigger - Solo O/S - Jun/99

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 29/May/98

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 05/Sep/97

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Feb/97

tlr - Solo - 05/May/96 with Pete D

Hidden - Lead - 21/Oct/95

tapley - Solo - Sep/89

steve prior - Solo - Jun/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 14/Sep/87

Hidden - 1987

andy tetsill - Lead - Oct/85

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jun/85

Hidden - Solo - 01/Oct/82

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

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Apr/76

petemeads - Solo - 1976

Nigel Bond - Lead - 20/Oct/73 with John

mikej - Solo - 17/Jan/71 with E

Andy Say - Solo - 1971

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