Minus Ten* HVS 5a
[flying from Minus ten, 3 kb]Beef a way up the steep crack at the left end of the wall, it gives a smart bit of jamming which manages to be slippery and sharp at the same time. © ROCKFAX
FA. D.Mellor, D.Johnson 1959

Photo: flying from Minus ten © simon clark
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This climb is in 221 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Also did one of the new routes across the road.
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 25/Oct/14 with Stuart Bolton, Peter Harris

georgenvk - Lead dnf - 11/Oct/14

slacky - 2nd rpt - 05/Oct/14 with Nick Taylor

AidanMorris - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14

MrBIond - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/14 with Ed Teale

Nice smooth but snug jams, seemed pretty straightforward.
eduardo - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Misha

OliverRoss - Lead dog - 29/Jul/14 with Wil Treasure

drysori - 2nd - 29/Jul/14

rich_hw - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/14 with Will_PCC

robgixer - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14

Rob lead.
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 17/Jul/14 with Charline H, Rob G

With Kyle
Deezel65 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

vanderz - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14 with patrick dawson

climbercrab - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/14

ridiculous polish
ashtond6 - 2nd rpt - 16/Jun/14

slacky - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Ben Abell

jamesclimbing - 2nd dog - 19/May/14

jamesclimbing - TR dog - 19/May/14

drolex - 2nd dog - 30/Apr/14

jamesclimbing - 2nd dog - 24/Apr/14

Horrendous! Very polished, slipped all over the shop! Escaped from the crack near the top to the left!
Merlin - 2nd dog - 20/Apr/14 with Jim Jarvis, Dave Tait

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Andrew Cooke

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Apr/14

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Tim Newton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14

classic
dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/14 with Andy

In the Rain very slipey
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 21/Mar/14 with Rob stokes

PaulFidler - 2nd dog - 13/Mar/14

pulseroom - Lead - 13/Mar/14

Derek Furze - 07/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/14

Got up to the crux before deciding to down climb as I wasn't confident in my jamming ability, probably not the best choice for a first HVS lead.
spenser - Lead dnf - 23/Feb/14

Hidden - 2014

amccann - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/13

Matthew Ferrier - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with Sam, Mike, Alex McCann

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13 with Will Harris

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/13

mapperley samurai - TR - 19/Jul/13 with Ben Moss

First climb with head torch.
danny_85 - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Hannes

great route!!! much better than it looks
ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

alp79 - 2nd - 30/Jun/13 with Jonny Ashton

davewsargent - 2nd - 26/Jun/13 with andy neath

Hidden - TR dog - 14/Jun/13

jwpil - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with Jake

Jake Young - 2nd O/S - 27/May/13 with Jack

john lynch - 2nd O/S - 26/May/13 with Ed Austin

mapperley samurai - TR - 20/Apr/13 with Clare Woolfrey, Ben Moss, John Cook

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Martin Haworth

Paul McCallum - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with alex blaza

very tiring and grunty trying to stay in the crack for the last 12 feet
climbercrab - 2nd dog - 2013

One careless slip.
mapperley samurai - TR dog - 24/Nov/12 with Ben Moss, John Cook

Harder than it looks. Good jamming route!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/12 with Mitch

Hidden - 13/Oct/12

Haydn Jones - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with pep

Burley.
treg - 2nd - 08/Sep/12 with Lynsey

cem - 2nd - 02/Sep/12 with Graham Dolman

petellis - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/12 with Sloth

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Olli Crudge

Brutal but commitment definitely helps. Worth much more than 1 star, the polish is almost a good thing in this case.
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Rachel Slater

Hidden - Lead RP - 12/Aug/12

Wayne S - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12

slacky - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/12

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 18/Jul/12 with Andy Neath

slacky - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/12 with Nick Taylor

mwatson - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/12

Jim Slater - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/12 with Chris

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12

Done again. Absolutely soaked, horrible.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Duncan

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/12

followed dave with a rest after failing miserably.
Milne - Lead dnf - 29/May/12 with dave saxby

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/12

pauldr - 16/May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/12

chrism225 - Lead O/S - 09/May/12 with Caroline

CRiddiford - Lead - 09/May/12 with Chris

Always a fun route.
johncook - TR - 01/Apr/12

steep
lithos - 2nd - 29/Mar/12 with tony holdsworth, pete harris

Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/12 with Rob Stone, Peter Harris

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

climbercrab - 2nd RP - 2012

shouter - Lead - 14/Aug/11

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11 with James Oswald

Really good. Felt MUCH easier this time after falling a long way on it a year ago. Better at jamming, placing gear and going for it. Good to see the improvement.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Kyle Wood

Surely worth a couple of stars even if it is limestone
Cake - TR O/S - 20/Jul/11 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd RP - 10/Jul/11

Strenuous but perfect jams
Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 24/May/11 with Adam Hughes, Ian Holtby

Solid jamming but 'uphill'!
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 10/May/11 with Graham Parkes

Very pumpy, took trend left from crack and rejoined after big flake jug 3/4 up.
William_Rennie - Lead dog - 01/May/11 with Suz

Anthony Dixon - TR - 05/Mar/11

alasdair19 - 2011

LukeP LCC - Lead rpt - 15/Sep/10 with paul fullwood

great jamming crack, steve had a wobble half way on the lead but got through it. nice one mate!
LukeP LCC - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with steve kirman

Got very pumped climbing this. Got through the crux. Felt too pumped to place any more gear. So carried on. Got more pumped. I then fell. I came within a metre of the floor. My top cam held. Was incredibly pumped and adrenaline filled for a good 40 minutes. Hex hit Mark's head. Must come back having improved my jamming! So glad the hex held!
James Oswald - Lead dnf - 11/Sep/10 with Mark Rankine

gingerwolf - TR O/S - 11/Sep/10

Matt Fry - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Andy Janezko

pumpy!
bigdrew - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Matt Fry

max_chan - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Steve Carty

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Quentin Fisher

Ropeboy - Lead - 06/Jul/10 with Bunny

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/10

tom led this 1st and lowered off. I led after and tom re-climbed on 2nd again to practice his jamming after an impressive looking lead avoid the crack in the upper section first go
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Thomas Dixon

Ta Graeme, but much harder (for me) to stay in the crack! Really need to learn to trust jams...
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Graeme

mark20 - Lead rpt - 30/May/10

my first jamming practice for yosmite and first ever trad lead on a jamming crack. Really struggled rested on gear sevral times, but got up it then practiced it a couple more times after was getting up it okish then
Dale - Lead dog - May/10 with johny

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Apr/10

Felt pumpy at the grade but then I can't jam.
Justin T - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Cherry

metal arms - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10

katyvose1 - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

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

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Benji

Hidden - 2nd dog - 27/Sep/09

Si dH - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/09 with Chris Foster, Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/09

danm - Lead - 08/Sep/09 with Dan Arkle

bridget143 - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/09 with Duncan Frisch

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

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

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/09 with Chris

Lead it in the dark after Joe Shaw retreated...
porridgefan - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/09 with Joe Ward

A tough lead.
Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Cat Black

slippery jamming crack, in darkness, no headtorch, puuurfect
porridgefan - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/09 with Joe Ward

Got my foot stuck/jammed in the crack and had to take my foot out of my shoe to free myself!
catblack - 2nd - 11/Aug/09 with Andy Barker

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/09

IAmAStone - 2nd - 10/Jul/09 with Charlie Jefferson

Adam Potter - 2nd - 02/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/09

Rest to take out gear - honest !
mark20 - 2nd dog - 24/May/09

Ok, so I've done it three times. It now feels more like VS, think I was just weak before. Then again I know the moves, so the grade for on-sight maybe just about HVS. Did it in the rain, stays reasonably dry if the wind is in the right direction.
smudge - Lead rpt - 22/May/09 with Chris Dodd

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/09 with Dave Law

leepip - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with al mason

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08

greenclimb - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Sarah

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08

Found it tough, so repeated it thinking I was just being a weed. It is still tough.
smudge - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/08 with Will G

TomHaigh - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with Fraser

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08

Brown - Solo RP - 21/Apr/08

easy if you can jam
Martin Haworth - Lead β - 03/Feb/08 with Andy

Andrew Sloan - 2nd rpt - 03/Feb/08 with Martin Haworth

Al Evans - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 2008 with James Wright

trying to make the most of a wet day, polished limestone is soo slippery, gripping.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/07 with andy g

chris j - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/07 with Doug

chris j - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Doug

gets harder and steeper, but excellent jamming
Pilch - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/07 with Simon

Hidden - Lead dnf - 29/Jun/07

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

a humbling climb. not technically difficult just very powerful.dont think i have ever been this pumped on a climb
climber130887 - Lead dog - 26/May/07 with claire

Phil1967 - 2nd - 11/May/07 with Dan

smudge - Lead - 11/May/07 with Phil

Andrew Sloan - Lead dog - 28/Jan/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Nov/06

This looked easy from below but turned out to be harder work than I'd expected - some awkward jamming and I think it is very slightly overhanging - theres no let up on your arms until the top.
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/06 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/06

Nicos - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06 with danny carden

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/06

Hidden - 2nd - May/06

JulesV - 2006

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/05 with Tim Banton

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/05 with Trev Tatler

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Hidden - Aug/02

Stone Muppet - 2001

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/00 with James R

Roget - Solo rpt - 22/Jan/00

marcoleptic - Lead - 2000 with Dave

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

JonBray - Lead O/S - 1997

tlr - Lead - 18/Nov/96 with Andy M

Roget - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/95 with jon

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/95 with Rachel Nicolson

colin milton - Lead - 18/Jul/95 with eric milton

RossG - 1995

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/91 with Ian Pickles

possibly lead at somepoint
Nick Rundall - 2nd O/S - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1989

steve prior - Lead - Jun/88 with Rob W

Hidden - 1987

Neil R - Lead - 12/Apr/86

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/85

Chris Wright - Lead - 14/Mar/85

Steve Lenartowicz - 1985

Nigel Bond - Lead - 13/Nov/83 with Nick

andy gittins - 1983

malc - 2nd - 12/Sep/82

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/82

Hammy - Lead - 20/Jun/81 with Rob Lawson

tapley - Lead - 12/May/81 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/81

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/81

Ian Jones - 1981 with Rich Lewis, Dave Greenald, Paul Mitchell, Derek Hersey

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

Chris Craggs - Solo - 1980

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/79

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/79

Hidden - 1979

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/78

EagerAndy - Lead - 1978

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Sep/77

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Jul/77 with Tony Cuddy

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 06/Mar/76 with Martyn Hurn

Mark Kemball - Lead - 18/Jan/76 with Mark Pearce

Tom V - 1976

petemeads - Lead - 1975

Derek Ryden - 1975 with Glynne Andrew

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 09/Oct/71 with Andy Wild

greenbuoy - Lead - 10/Jul/71

done variously from 1967 inc 5.7.1979
David Smith - Lead - 1970

mikej - Lead - 01/Nov/69 with E

bob@daysmill - Lead β - 1969

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easy HVS6 of 44
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