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Litany Against Fear** 6b+

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20m. Another excellent and popular trip with some airy climbing on the upper wall. Often finished further right, but it was originally done direct, which is a bit harder - 7a. © ROCKFAX
6c in guidebook
FA. Mark Pretty, Ian Jones, Quentin Fisher 1985
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 157 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

morganator - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Sophie Whyte

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 24/Oct/13

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/13 with Gill

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/13

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jun/13

greenclimb - Lead - 21/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/13

Tough but fun, tried to go left at the top then realised the crimps were off to the right slightly.
Tala M - TR dog - 22/Sep/12 with Mike Brookes

matthomas79 - TR dog - 22/Sep/12

clmbr - Lead β - 21/Aug/12 with Guillermo

Got the top bolt clipped then fell off trying to go direct(7a version). Eventually admitted defeat 1m from the chain as I was knackered and wasn't sure where the normal finish goes.
Martin Haworth - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/12 with tom reed, John Brannock

Brannock - Lead dog - 18/Aug/12

Tried direct 7a version. Bolts out of reach in a number of places - really mean. Didn't enjoy.
Compo - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12 with Hannah

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/12

OS, hard to read then nasty thin at the top
jkarran - Lead - 12/May/12 with Team

Some very tough moves on this one.
GrantB - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Team York (RELOAD)

petellis - TR dog - 12/May/12 with Chuck Norris, Sloth, Cleric James Koran, Alpha Blue

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

Laurence Everitt - Lead dog - 11/Mar/12 with Ruth Buckberry

Seymore Butt - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Sep/11

Last route of the day and tired. felt like I was 2 inches too short for every move.
Ian Bell - Lead dnf - 06/Aug/11 with Jasmina

JRae - Lead - 01/Aug/11 with Alan

siemiu - TR dnf - 02/Jul/11 with Phillip Yeomans

Two rests on the lead then did it clean on top rope after. Really nice moves, hopefully lead it clean on next visit to Horseshoe
payeo20 - Lead dog - 02/Jul/11 with Marcin Sieminski

Hidden - TR rpt - 30/Jun/11

metal arms - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/May/11

1 rest
drcorbasisgod - Lead - 14/May/11 with Charles Moreton

rests at crux
cem - TR - 14/May/11 with Chris Parson

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/May/11

DDDD - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with Sham

A real finger-shredder of a move to the lower off (not particuarly fun, altho satifying when you make it). Otherwise really nice moves between adequate rests.
lrandall - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Cragrat Rich

Hidden - TR dog - 28/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/11

Dan Jenkin - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Ollie Morrison

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Andy Peak 1 - 2011 with Arron Thacker

Hidden - Lead - 06/Dec/10

Spat off the top for the second time.:(
bigdrew - Lead dog - 06/Dec/10 with Liam

scottski - Lead RP - Oct/10

Fell of on the last move. Annoying
galpinos - Lead dog - 26/Sep/10 with Brian

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Sep/10

greenclimb - Lead - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/10

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Sep/10

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/10

Joe Grondowski - Lead - 18/Aug/10

Found this one OK until close to the top, where I called to be lowered off, dumbfounded
leon - TR - 15/Aug/10 with Steven Davidson

smudge - Lead RP - 10/Aug/10 with John St Leger

Did a left hand finish oops, I might have made it a bit harder!
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with bleggs, mick

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/10

greenclimb - Lead rpt - 28/Jul/10

greenclimb - Lead - 17/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/10

1 rest, top move is tricky to OS
highrepute - Lead dog - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 24/Jun/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Anna

got to the last move and couldn't work out where to go - book says right but nothing out there. finally found something on the left but too knackered to complete. rest of the route is worth its 2 stars but beware the finish
Mick r - Lead dog - 17/Jun/10 with big Rob

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/10

thrutch - 28/Mar/10 with Brian

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Tim

Ridiculous final move trying direct, had to use aid point
Haszko - Lead - 2010 with Pete Denver

nickcanute - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09

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

Milnes - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Ben O'Connor

Hidden - Lead rpt - Aug/09

NorthernRock - 2nd dog - Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Jul/09

DanH9883 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Lee

sadams - TR - 15/Apr/09 with Eric Hildrew

Derek Furze - Lead - 2009

very hard high up! There's nothing! The last few moves i had to hoist on the draws to get up. Tough, much harder than Megalithic man to the Right. Also couldn't find the way higher up.
Jeronimo - Lead dog - 02/Oct/08 with Rayan

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/08

morganator - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/08 with Blonde Tom

morganator - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/08 with Martin Cooper

Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 17/May/08 with Matt

Brown - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Henry

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/08

chiverstom - Lead dog - 05/Mar/08 with Dave Turner

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Need to work it. Found crux at the top - er where are the holds ?!
dave_middleton - TR dog - 18/Sep/07 with Mad Mick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Gary Gibson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/07

Got about 2/3rds height. Later TR'ed, with rests, nails.
Stig - 19/May/07 with Jonathan Teale

Mick B - Lead dog - 04/Apr/07 with Rick Asher

Hidden - Lead dog - 2007

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 2007

Andrew Sloan - TR dog - 09/Dec/06

good climbing apart from the last move
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/06 with mick radford

Hidden - TR - 18/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead - 07/Sep/06

maybe_si - Lead - 04/Aug/06 with charlie

NeilManley - Lead O/S - Aug/06

Ben1983 - TR O/S - 04/Jul/06

Mark A Humphries - Lead RP - 17/Jun/06 with Andy

ChrisJD - 2nd - 08/Jun/06 with AlB

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/06

Boy - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/05

Carl Smethurst - Lead rpt - 28/Mar/05 with Ian Pickles

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 2005 with Richard White

1 pt rest
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead dog - Jul/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/04

nige - Lead - 11/Sep/03 with nick colton

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Apr/03

nai - Lead - 2003

Hidden - TR - 28/Dec/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/02

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/02 with Arnaud Leclerc

phardman - Lead O/S - 12/May/02 with Bill McKee

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/01

Hidden - Lead - 01/Apr/01

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/00

Hidden - 2000

CrashMat Rob - Lead β - 07/Jul/99 with Nicky

Dave started I finished it
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/99 with Dave, Nicky

CrashMat Rob - Lead dnf - 03/May/99 with Nicky

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/98

Hidden - Lead - 17/May/97

Hidden - TR - 27/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/93

Hidden - 2nd dog - 06/Jun/93

Hidden - Lead - 08/Nov/92

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/92

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/92

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jan/92

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Dec/91

whispering nic - Sep/91 with slow hand nick

Roget - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/91 with mark t

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/91

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/91

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/89

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/88

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/88

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/88

Mike Owen - 20/Apr/88 with Pete Kirton

Billg - Lead O/S - 23/May/87 with Dave Gregory

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Aug/82

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Style of ascent

Lead121 of 157 (77.1%)
Followed9 of 157 (5.7%)
Toproped15 of 157 (9.6%)
Alt Leads1 of 157 (0.6%)
Unknown11 of 157 (7.0%)

'Climbed'57 of 157 (36.3%)
clean O/S39 of 157 (24.8%)
clean β3 of 157 (1.9%)
clean rpt17 of 157 (10.8%)
clean RP3 of 157 (1.9%)
dogged30 of 157 (19.1%)
dnf8 of 157 (5.1%)