Sepulchrave** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
Excellent climbing up the diagonal cracks in the wall. A good jamming crack is climbed to the break. Follow the continuation leftwards until it is possible to step up and follow another crack back to the right. The finish lies up the daunting wide crack which is a little easier than it appears from below. © ROCKFAX

FA. Paul Nunn 1970
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This climb is in 97 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Excellent route, except for the horrific chimney at the top! Great hands-off rest at the far end of the traverse. Had to take my helmet off to do the top crack and got fully inside. Should have worn a t-shirt! In hindsight it might have been possible to climb on the outside of the crack...
Mowglee - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Ian

Pumped out on traverse and rested on rope where footholds ran out. Pulled back on and finished. Also tough to get up to foot of offwidth crack. Right foot on groove to right, left hand fist jam, and right hand in break to right to pull up. Top offwidth thrutchy but secure. Hard climb when tired.
Ian Hylands - 2nd - 16/Aug/15 with Gareth uglow

Vincej - Lead - 18/Jul/15 with Nevil

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/15

Not really much easier than the E2 direct, slightly easier but more moves! So good though :)
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15

Bottled Savage Messiah and did this instead. Good route and quite hard work for the grade.
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14

OffshoreAndy - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/14 with ukc ash

stuaart - 2nd - Jul/14 with Neil Redgrave

switch - Lead - 30/Mar/14 with John S

TonyF - 2014

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Dec/13

Just as good as Suicide Wall. Did some bouldering afterwards.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 29/Dec/13 with Conor Cussell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/13

Martin Bagshaw - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/13 with Michael Porter

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Malc

vanderz - Lead dog - 05/Oct/13 with Graeme Vanderhoven

dan_blair87 - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/13

Tony led Savage Messiah. I followed on Sepulchrave to get the gear.
MikeDowsett - 2nd - Aug/13 with Tony Fidler

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Tony Payne

Great climb, a bit mean only giving it one star.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Trevor Wilson

tough for grade. no rests on route, but great gear.
mark4344 - Lead dog - 13/May/13 with Matt Payne

Davebryant - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Alex Taylor

kelliroberts3 - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Peter Rigby

I loved the top-out - awkward off-width! The lower part is tricky (still 5a?), too. Good route.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Michelle A

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 24/May/12

Alex nearly lost a cam.
BRoe - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Alex Law

climb the peak - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

1 fall after messing up final off width crack. Need to improve stamina!!
Tom Redmond - Lead dog - 18/Mar/12 with Josh Willet

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/12

climb the peak - Lead O/S - 2012

ben fell of the crux ;)
climb the peak - 2012

i proved there's certainly tonnes of gear in it and got way too comfortable in the top wide crack, traverse's were fun though!
CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Chris

chrism225 - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Caroline

After failing crux of Fern Hill.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Si 2

Very pleased to have got up this clean. Excellent route.
Becky E - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Crispin

Offwidth is gnarly!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with be, pe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

spacey - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with paul evans

Enjoyed this more than SW.
simon1965 - 2nd - 03/Sep/11 with dom

Very enjoyable apart from the top crack.
domskezz - Lead - Sep/11 with Si

After failing on Savage Messiah due to wimpishness
harold walmsley - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/11 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/May/11

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11

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

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/11

absolutely nails for HVS, hard, polished and awkward, with an offwidth to finish.
JamieSparkes - Lead dog - 24/Oct/10 with Nick

Chubbard - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with C Godfrey

Nick1812P - 2nd dog - 24/Oct/10 with Jamie

riddle - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/10 with Mike Stephenson

gordonday - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/10 with clive

Glenn Sutcliffe - 25/Jul/10 with Claire Reading, Neil Foster

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/10

This cliff is steep! Rested on gear once and rested in a hole too.
Cake - Lead dog - 28/May/10 with Angus

rubben - 2nd O/S - Mar/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

Hidden - 19/Sep/09

steve_biczyk - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Emma Curry, Aron Urbanics, Bence Lam

HamishD - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Matt Savage, Legendary Stu

matsavage - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/09

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/09

Sean Kelly - 2009

TomHaigh - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Fraser

Hidden - 2008

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Oct/07

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/07 with Shona D'arcy

DavidR - Lead dog - 09/Sep/07 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/07

russonly - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/07 with AndyN

Stig - Lead dog - 14/Apr/07 with Chris

chrishedgehog - 2nd - 14/Apr/07 with James

Hidden - Lead - Apr/06

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2006 with Rick Graham

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2004 with Phil Leng

Hidden - Lead - Sep/03

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - 2002 with Martin Flint

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000

Steve Bell - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/98 with Simon Lowe

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/98 with Nicky

Roget - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/97 with jon

Hidden - 1989

Tom V - 1987

RichardMc - Lead - 04/Oct/86 with Dave Langmead

Robmwatt - 1986

Andy Edgar - Lead - 1984

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/82

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/81 with Andy Nicholson

Mark Kemball - Lead - 10/Jun/79 with George Mumford

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jan/77

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Martin Moran

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Total votes cast 98
hard E10 of 34
E10 of 34
easy E13 of 34
hard HVS26 of 34
HVS5 of 34
easy HVS0 of 34
hard VS0 of 34
VS0 of 34
easy VS0 of 34
hard 5b0 of 33
5b0 of 33
easy 5b11 of 33
hard 5a19 of 33
5a3 of 33
easy 5a0 of 33
hard 4c0 of 33
4c0 of 33
easy 4c0 of 33
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