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The Inside Route* VD

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[Inside the rat hole., 2 kb]4 pitches. An amusing route for those not suffering from claustrophobia.

* This newly updated climb is waiting to be checked by the crag moderator.

Ticklists: The troglodyte squeeze specials, Through Routes!, Unusual and Interesting Routes You Must Do VS- E2.

Photo: Inside the rat hole. © ablackett
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 29 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Dervey - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/14 with Liam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Oct/13

mcglenr25 - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/13 with John Niven, Francis Charlesworth

JohnBear - Solo - 08/Jul/13 with Ryan, Francis

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Apr/13

BikeClimbWalk - AltLd - 25/Jan/12 with John J

Excellent adventuring
joe_lancs - AltLd - 27/Aug/11

Good fun. Lovely squeeze on pitch one with epic grunting. Pitch 2, which I lead, fun again not knowing where holds and ledges were.
pffft - AltLd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Joe Fennell

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

Perfect climb for a wet day, wet and warm in the rat hole - lovely. Don't get blown off Corvus, look the other way and go down a hole!
ablackett - AltLd dog - 19/Jun/11 with Jamie, Jonny

What an experience!
jonny taylor - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Andy B

tomhull - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/11 with meg hine, ben robinson, dave thornley

nakedave - 30/Apr/11

Without doubt the finest route of its type in the world. Found the rat hole pitch very hard, perhaps we did it wrong, but felt more like HVS 5a to me. Went down an extra pitch on the rabbit hole pitch, but couldn't find a way out so came back up to exit. Tried to second the rabbit hole pitch without headtourch for extra adventure but couldn't even see the big ledge to stand on, so gave up and put the lights back on! Brilliant.
ablackett - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with James Osborn, Claire Osborne

Great route. Not sure if we did it the easiest way? Certainly took more effort than I have ever put into a VD before!
Jimmy O - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Clare Osborne, Andy Blackett

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/10

Not sure we exited the Rabbit hole at the right place?
JdotP - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/10 with Crazy Dave

Find out how deep the rabbit hole goes...
davidbeynon - AltLd - 19/Apr/10 with John Proctor

sass - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd - Apr/09

Jack Shepherd - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Dave Thornley

nakedave - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with jack shepherd

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jul/08

Hidden - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 1971

JonG - 1970

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Snorfalorpagus, Hidden, Hidden, chrisjacks, clairepoppett, Hidden, Sue Underwood

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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 29 (24.1%)
Lead2 of 29 (6.9%)
Followed2 of 29 (6.9%)
Alt Leads14 of 29 (48.3%)
Unknown4 of 29 (13.8%)

'Climbed'14 of 29 (48.3%)
clean O/S14 of 29 (48.3%)
dogged1 of 29 (3.4%)