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Jacob's Ladder* HVS 5b

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11m. The wall between the two prominent cracks has a slippery start, good runners and a delicate finale. It feels a little artificial but is still worth doing. © ROCKFAX
An eliminate between the two cracks has a tricky boulder problem start to reach a large ledge and protection. Finish direct using sloping holds and pockets.
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This climb is in 138 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/14

Dommydooda - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/13 with jake mason

Finished up to the right
SteveM - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with SteveM

Hidden - 2nd dog - 25/Jun/13

SPD224 - 2nd - 11/Jun/13 with Calum Wadsworth

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Harrogate club

tsjx - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/13 with Garry

braders94 - Lead O/S - 30/May/13 with Rob Cooper

alias dave - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

Seymore Butt - 2013

nice route deserves 2** i think
minT(HUN) - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with PaulHermes

PaulHermes - 2nd - 18/Nov/12 with Tibor

PeteH - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/12

Julian Cooper - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Knott

Dibdawg - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Scott Haslam

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Becster

becster - 2nd - 30/Jul/12 with Mark_Day

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

tsjx - 2nd rpt - 25/Jul/12 with Wayne

naffan - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/12

wayne higgins leeds uk - Lead - 25/Jul/12

DavidR - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/12 with Holly Adamthwaite

More like HVS 5a.
ebf - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Woody

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with D. Gledson

David_Gledson - 2nd - 15/Jul/12 with Tom

tsjx - Lead - 05/Jul/12 with Marq

Marq - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Tom Jones

matt.budge - Jun/12

akhughes - 2012

josh_robertson - 2012

jacobjacob - Solo O/S - 29/Oct/11

sten - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Amy Gustin

nick ferro - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/11

andysroom - Lead rpt - 24/Jul/11 with Lizzie

Hidden - Sent - 04/Jul/11

Rachel Slater - 2nd RP - 16/Apr/11 with Olli Crudge

tried first move 3 times then lanked it
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Rachel Slater

andysroom - Lead dog - 23/Jan/11 with Dave Gent

Jack00 - Lead rpt - 11/Jan/11 with Emily Harriss

danny33 - Lead - 2011

CragDog - Lead - 13/Nov/10

Got to last slab but didn't fancy balancy finish with no rope.
v man - Solo dnf - 24/Jul/10

DavidR - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/10 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/10

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 17/May/10 with Olly

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 17/May/10 with Jack Colbeck

nick ferro - 17/May/10

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/May/10

Boj S - Lead - 15/May/10

Hidden - Solo rpt - 28/Apr/10

Rowansb - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/10 with me

Mowglee - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/10

DKaye - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/10 with Ben Finley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/10

Fell off the first few moves a couple of times - went up the left side. Felt easy for HVS nonetheless.
DKaye - Lead dog - 17/Apr/10 with dunnyg

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10

simon kimber - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Hannah Hunt

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - Apr/10 with luumc people

Hanski - 2nd - Apr/10 with Simon Kimber

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Feb/10

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/10 with Daz Graham, Nick Valente

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jan/10

RossG - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

I am very silly
Rachel Slater - 2nd dog - 17/Oct/09 with Jack Metcalfe

Mike_Bottom - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Jack Metcalfe

Tough moves at the bottom and an insecure one at the top. Lots of messing about since I neglected to take rack and rope initially.
jkarran - Lead - 17/Sep/09 with Pete, Jim

Improved style as part of random session before rain. also had a pop at soloing BW but chickened out half way up.
Mattyk - Solo rpt - 16/Jul/09

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/09 with Jamie Moss

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - 10/Jun/09

markfairbank - 2nd - 27/May/09 with Harry Middleton

gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with d

Bouldered start and slinked off right.
Dave Foster - Sent x - 29/Dec/08

dread-i - 2nd RP - 16/Nov/08 with papillon

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/08

Nice problem start, but very 1*
Quiddity - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Curious Yellow

went up left side of lower wall.
heidavey - TR O/S - 15/Aug/08 with Susi

Rich Kawecki - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/08 with Chris Wilson

RedFox - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08 with Tom K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/08

Attempted going up left on the start and fell off a couple of times. Got the right hand way first time.
Will Hunt - Lead RP - 20/May/08 with Sam Leach

MeMeMe - 2nd - 20/May/08 with Andy

Jack00 - 2nd rpt - 09/May/08 with JoeL 90

joe larner - Lead O/S - 09/May/08

PaulHermes - 2nd - 06/Apr/08 with VCC

HamishD - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Oli

Followed Steve up to retrieve some gear, definitely would not lead!!
perfectlynormalbeast - 2nd - 10/Feb/08 with Steve

JLS - Lead dnf - 12/Oct/07 with Jacqui

Hidden - Lead β - 03/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 03/Oct/07

Dave Lacey - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07 with Daniel Justice

Hard start
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/07 with John A

having soloed up to the last move before, felt fine.. just a boulder problem start.
Mattyk - Lead - 30/Aug/07 with Matt Evans

mje1398 - 2nd dog - 30/Aug/07 with Matt K

Jack00 - 2nd β - 07/Aug/07 with Dan Short

a solo dnf. :o) for my info.. got to final mantle but was way too hot to pull on the slopers, I sloped off into the crack to the left.
Mattyk - Solo dnf - 10/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2007

Tom Wayman - TR dog - 2007

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jul/06

Karl Bromelow - 2006

pw1987 - Lead RP - 2006

markalmack - Lead - 2006

reg_measures - 2nd O/S - Aug/05 with timmy elson

wahniel - Lead O/S - 11/May/05 with Hugh Squire

seconded someone on it years ago, managed to solo it after falling off the sloping shelf a couple of times.
adam carless - Solo rpt - 2005 with Pete?

Peter Smith - Lead - 2005

Brown - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/04

Lev - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/04 with Spen, Andrew Bitmead

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2004

Matt Rowat - Lead O/S - 31/May/03

Stone Muppet - 2003

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 11/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/02

Bug - 2000

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2000 with gaz

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/99

craig h - Solo rpt - 11/Oct/98

innes - Solo - May/98

jfmchivall - 1998

rob.grafton - 1995

dazbarker - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/94

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Solo - 17/May/90 with Tony Barley, Dad

craig h - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/90

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/89 with John Byrne

jhardwick - Solo O/S - 1989

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/76

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 09/Mar/75

Hidden - Solo - 1972

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Steve Waters, Mynydd, Hidden, alexyoung, melmyo, v man, heidavey, Adam Greenwood

Voting
Total votes cast 44
hard E10 of 15
E10 of 15
easy E10 of 15
hard HVS1 of 15
HVS8 of 15
easy HVS5 of 15
hard VS1 of 15
VS0 of 15
easy VS0 of 15
hard 5c0 of 15
5c0 of 15
easy 5c0 of 15
hard 5b3 of 15
5b6 of 15
easy 5b3 of 15
hard 5a3 of 15
5a0 of 15
easy 5a0 of 15
3 Stars0 of 14
2 Stars2 of 14
1 Star11 of 14
0 Stars1 of 14
Bag of .....0 of 14
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Style of ascent

Soloed23 of 138 (16.7%)
Lead62 of 138 (44.9%)
Followed36 of 138 (26.1%)
Toproped2 of 138 (1.4%)
Bouldered2 of 138 (1.4%)
Unknown13 of 138 (9.4%)

'Climbed'46 of 138 (33.3%)
clean O/S61 of 138 (44.2%)
clean β3 of 138 (2.2%)
clean rpt13 of 138 (9.4%)
clean RP5 of 138 (3.6%)
dogged6 of 138 (4.3%)
dnf4 of 138 (2.9%)