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The Curtain IV 4

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[Ally leading the Curtain, IV., 2 kb]30m. No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Ally leading the Curtain, IV. © ally smith
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 37 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with stuart lade

Crux ice pillar was leaning over to give an easy, but very photogenic angle. Immense fun on good ice!
Pete_Frost - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Kin Choi

A bit weird formation; perhaps due to wind blowing up the valley. We climbed a ramp like free standing pillar. Very funky. Spectators thought it was dubious but perfectly sound when you got on it.
Skinny Kin - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/13 with Pete Frost

Going out of condition very wet The Shower Curtain would be a more appropriate name!
SamP88 - TR dog - 26/Jan/13 with JP, Alex R

Alex Riley - TR - 26/Jan/13 with JP, Sam P

DannyK - Lead rpt - 24/Jan/13 with Katie

bottom half and then down climbed/traversed off right, good fun but didnt want to damage the rest of the route.
Webster - Solo dnf - 23/Jan/13

CashaJones - 2nd - 23/Jan/13

DannyK - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/13 with chrislgk, pep

Hidden - 2011

Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 27/Dec/10 with C Godfrey

Martyn - TR - Dec/10 with James Williams

GF - 2nd - Dec/10

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/Jan/10

frost - Solo O/S - 13/Jan/10

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

Good fun - crazy ice formations, although some of the screws didn't inspire total confidence!
AJM - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Ali Baylay

Marvellous climb. Scary step out into space at 2/3 height onto a thin tongue of ice that looks like it shouldn't hold the weight of anything more than a small dog. Belay well back on blocks. Don't know why Welsh Winter climbs doesn't give this stars. (PS: Steve, if you read this today, send me an email via ukc - battery's dead on phone) (PPS: Gethin, I also twatted myself in the face today with ice dislodged by my Simond Piranhas.)
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 09/Jan/10 with Steve

spidey - 2nd - 09/Jan/10

really found the limitations of old simond piranha axes when i dislodged a big lump of ice that smacked me in the face. oops.
gethin_allen - 2nd - 08/Jan/10

Hidden - Solo - 03/Jan/10

Quite tough - great lead by Paul, especially on the suspended pillar high up.
Rampikino - 2nd - 03/Jan/10 with Paul Cubbins

Really delicate ice. Nice hooking higher up.
The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Mat Dowsett

Thin today. Nice feature high up. Nice lead Ed!
Adam Booth - 2nd - 02/Jan/10 with Ed Booth

a bit dongy! mad for it.
Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10

Randomly came across Adam and his brother ed while soloing in Idwal. Ed led the pitch and kindly offered me a rope. I wouldn't have dared soloing it as there were some steep sections, particularly one bit where it was slighly overhanging and you had to trust your foot on a spur of ice that looked like it was going to fall off under pressure.
Misha - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/10 with Adam Booth, Ed Booth

mynyddresident - 2nd - Jan/10 with Sam J

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - Jan/10

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2010

tim20 - 2010

1st lead. Great sheets and sails of ice really exciting with supportive crowd below. Ice screws so much harder to place than expected.
philhilo - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/06 with ken tranter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Feb/05

SteveM - 2nd - 27/Feb/05 with Tobs

phardman - Solo - 29/Dec/96

Nick Biven - 2nd - Jan/85 with Karl Strange

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
CM1992, Hidden, iksander, paulpitcher, PanzerHanzler

Voting
Total votes cast 27
hard V0 of 10
V0 of 10
easy V1 of 10
hard IV3 of 10
IV4 of 10
easy IV2 of 10
hard III0 of 10
III0 of 10
easy III0 of 10
hard 50 of 8
50 of 8
easy 53 of 8
hard 41 of 8
43 of 8
easy 41 of 8
hard 30 of 8
30 of 8
easy 30 of 8
3 Stars2 of 9
2 Stars5 of 9
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 37 (10.8%)
Lead13 of 37 (35.1%)
Followed15 of 37 (40.5%)
Toproped3 of 37 (8.1%)
Unknown2 of 37 (5.4%)

'Climbed'16 of 37 (43.2%)
clean O/S17 of 37 (45.9%)
clean rpt1 of 37 (2.7%)
dogged1 of 37 (2.7%)
dnf2 of 37 (5.4%)