Mort Wall* HVS 5a
[Mort Wall, 2 kb]11m. Climb the centre of the wall, with a tricky start via a niche. Low in the grade and with good gear throughout. © ROCKFAX
FA. Colin Mortlock 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Eastern Grit: Top 500, Peak Gritstone S-HVS **+.

Photo: Mort Wall © Justin T
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 224 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 28/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/14

climbed on pre-placed gear, absolutely gorgeous climb, quite bold in places! definitely two stars
Angus Taylor - Lead β - 26/Jul/14 with mark duncan

sat on first bit of gear because I just couldn't get over the first groove, still not quite sure what I did, but managed to get over it. Really nice climb and random! Not quite as easy as the book says as I've definately done easier HVS's
Mark Duncan - Lead dog - 25/Jul/14 with Angus new, James Rogers new

Hard moves out left after the little overhang and a scary top out.
jamesrogersakathebeast - 2nd - 20/Jul/14

loco wilko - Solo - Jun/14

adam clarke - Lead dnf - 05/May/14 with Adam Lynch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Looks crap but climbs real nice.
Calder - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 31/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/13

timmyhobby - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

tim_mcd - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13

Really nice. Lead on Clare's gear after she lead it. Great moves.
James Oswald - Lead β - 22/Apr/13 with Clare Erskine

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/12

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Andrew

Very nice :) Tricky-ish move to get over niche (much harder for Steve as he couldn't reach one of the holds that I used) but great gear all the way up...
charley - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/12 with Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/12 with Charley Fell

Cake - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Howard, Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

pauldr - 27/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - May/12

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/12

Tony Kartawick - 2012

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/11 with Richard Williams

Finally managed to find some wet rock! A bit sketchy under the conditions.
msoldn - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Sam

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/11

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Jude Fairbairn

julian allen - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

decked out
muwasi - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/11 with tim

Felt quite sustained in the dusty, sweaty conditions.
Mr. K - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Pete Dollman, Ben Redgate

adam clarke - TR - 04/Jun/11 with James Hulme

Getting into the niche can be done a number of ways....
Babika - 2nd - 04/Jun/11 with Charles Leek

Nice moves low down. Plenty of blind alleys
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

JRae - Lead - 23/May/11 with Andy

Marq - TR dog - 22/May/11 with Steve Mount

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/11

shaky2 - 2nd - 04/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

drysori - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Gareth

Hidden - 2nd β - 30/Apr/11

BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11

Lovely non-obvious moves
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with James Rowe

thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Mike, Becca

Also led Sept'95
jshields - Lead - 20/Apr/11 with Ed James

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

migs493 - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11 with LO

lozowen - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd β - 10/Apr/11

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Debbie, loundsy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead G/U - 27/Mar/11

Rhythm24 - 2nd dog - 27/Mar/11 with MikeCheque

bigdrew - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/11 with Liam, Mark R

mwatson - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Took a couple of attempts. Syrens singing their seductive charm, those lovely looking hand holds on the left tempted me off line.
Ander - Lead - 06/Nov/10 with Tala M

Tala M - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Simon Palmer

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/10 with Ander

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/10

joese7en - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - Aug/10

stephenhartley - 2nd - Aug/10 with Ben C

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Gary, Olly

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

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

JoEglington - 2nd - Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

Pete Graham - Lead - 03/Jun/10 with Malcolm Scott

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 30/May/10 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 30/May/10 with Mark Williams

John Pickles - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Kieran Hodgson

one move wonder.
paul ireland - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Pia Bager

riddle - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Yasmina

petegruf - 2nd - 22/May/10 with brad j

Pilch - Lead rpt - 13/May/10 with Graham

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/10 with Richard

Creep_pea - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Tom

Ketu - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/10 with Graeme H

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/10 with Rob

davidwright - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Sam

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Mar/10

pie_eater_pete - 2010

kyle - Lead rpt - 2010

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with michael porter

Mmmmmm .... moist :)
Justin T - 2nd - 10/Oct/09 with Cherry

Hidden - Lead - 10/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo - 28/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/09

Stig - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Jonathan Teale

Note to self - don't go back to Chatsworth crag anytime soon! Was ok..
boulderholder - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Chris

Went left out of niche which made the move back into the main flake/crack very awkward
mark20 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09

alexrankine30 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Mark

PenJD - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Duz Walker

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Patrick Daniel

With a minor paddy - didn't think it was soft fr the grade as the guide suggests.
petellis - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Jenny Clarke

Fell off at the crux, so got lowered off and did it again clean.It is a lot better climb than it looks.
jcurley - Lead - 27/Mar/09 with Mike Buddle

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - TR dog - 15/Mar/09

keith leonard - 2009

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

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Works Frasier

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 22/May/08 with Sarah Clough

wallacerocks - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with Will Frost

chrisbussell - Lead O/S - 16/May/08 with Will Frost

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 14/May/08 with Andy J

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

Great climb but I felt it was quite straight forward, maybe it shouldn't be HVS, maybe I am getting better... I suspect the former.
vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Hamish Dunn

HamishD - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with the vanhinsberg brothers!

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

lazydaizy24 - 2008

Ian Archer - TR O/S - 16/Sep/07

Toby Dunn - 2nd - 30/Aug/07 with Ruth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/07

tlr - Lead - 29/Aug/07 with Pom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/07

Peakology - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with cat

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Dom

five - Lead dog - 03/Jun/07

chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 02/May/07 with Nathanael Booker

Peakphil - Lead O/S - 02/May/07

007 big d - 2nd - 21/Apr/07 with mark

markhilton - 2nd - 21/Apr/07

popebenedictus - TR dnf - 14/Apr/07 with Stephen Harding

EdShep - 2nd O/S - Apr/07 with Pilch

lovely sequence of moves, very well protected, a great climb
Pilch - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Ed

Adam Moroz - Lead - 2007

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/06 with Sue

colin milton - Lead - 20/Jul/06 with fenclimb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06

philboy - 2nd - Jul/06 with paul h

mol - Lead - 03/Jun/06 with Dave

Stick - 2nd - 2006 with Fat Al

Chris Davids - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/05 with Sam

samwelli - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/05 with Chris Naylor

mikej - Lead - 19/Jul/05 with Rick Naylor

mikej - TR - 12/Jul/05 with Mr Shunt

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/05

trekkie - Lead O/S - Jun/05 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Oct/03

Alfredo - Lead RP - Oct/03 with Tim

chrishedgehog - 2nd - 20/Jun/03 with Mick Dempsey

Phil West - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/03 with Chris Tan

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2003 with jonathan t

Budge - Lead O/S - 09/May/02 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates

Hidden - Lead - 06/Sep/01

Hidden - Solo - 04/Sep/01

cem - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/00 with Miles Butteriss

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Dave Bond - Solo - 2000

Boy - 2000

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Mel, Ben

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jul/97

Hidden - TR rpt - 10/Jun/97

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/96

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jul/96

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/96 with Rachel Nicolson

craig h - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/96

ajoliver - Lead - 1996

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/95

Roget - Solo rpt - 27/Aug/94

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/94

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 27/Jul/94

Hidden - 1994

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/93

Ovenpaa - Lead - May/93

Andy Say - Solo - 07/Sep/91

Laramadness - Lead dog - 26/Aug/91

andy tetsill - TR - Aug/91

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/91

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/91

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/90

Rich Kirby - 2nd - 29/Apr/90 with Andy Mackay

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/89

John Marsland - Lead - 17/Jun/89 with Dave Mould

Hidden - 1989

Hammy - Lead - 10/Jun/88 with Colin Struthers

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1988 with jim

sadams - Solo - 26/Apr/87 with Guy Townsend

Tom V - 1987

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 10/Aug/86

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jul/86

steve prior - Lead O/S - Jun/86 with Paul B

Hidden - 2nd dog - 30/May/86

Hidden - Solo - 29/May/86

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/86

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/85

charlesmfrench - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/85

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/85

andy gittins - 1985

pebblespanker - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/84

malc - Lead dog - 06/May/84

Hidden - Solo - 17/Apr/83

stp - Solo rpt - 13/Jun/82

Dave Musgrove - 08/Jul/81

Dave Musgrove - 08/Jul/81

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/80

paul__in_sheffield - Lead - 1980

tapley - Lead - 26/Jun/79 with Alison Tapley

petemeads - Solo - 1978

Hidden - TR - 17/Apr/76

mikej - TR - 01/Jun/71 with Wil Hurford

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