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Sinister Grooves** VS 4c

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[Tessa Kennedy, Buckstone Howe, Sinister Grooves, VS, Pitch 1., 2 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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This climb is in 134 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Brilliant route
Simonfarfaraway - AltLd - 07/Aug/14 with Little B

Little B - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/14 with Simon

Climbed in the evening after long hot drive from Gloucester.Four star route
Ian Stirrups - AltLd - 26/Jul/14 with Sue

classic thrutch - very satisfying
andy gittins - AltLd - 29/Jun/14 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

55pete55 - 2nd - 03/Jun/14

Hidden - 27/May/14

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Apr/14

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Bram

Led p2&3. Found it tough for the grade and don't think 5a would be over-generous for the 2nd pitch. Think 1st pitch was tricky for 4a Start of the 3rd will be tough for shorties.
niallk - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Nina

Dervey - AltLd O/S - 13/Aug/13

tmawer - AltLd rpt - 27/Jul/13 with Jaime Robertson

colin smith - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Penny Kingsland

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 24/Jun/13 with Richard Toon

Peter Metcalfe - AltLd - 20/Jun/13 with Andrew Dewhurst

Abbed off before completing P2 due to nesting peregrines. Will be back to finish one day.
Leelogs - AltLd dnf - 30/May/13 with SCC

Hidden - Lead dog - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 2013

Hidden - 2013

Palmer - AltLd - 22/Oct/12

hfac - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

kato'sdad - AltLd - 07/Oct/12 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - AltLd - 07/Oct/12 with Jon Berry

tom144807 - AltLd O/S - 23/Sep/12 with sam webb

Dan1978 - Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12

melmyo - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Nick M

Whitmoreaa - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Dave Tait

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Jul/12

richardlong78 - Lead - 07/Jul/12 with Mark Hall

Ian Hinkins - AltLd - 14/Jun/12 with Ed Braithwaite

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/12

Sam Warby - AltLd O/S - 03/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Apr/12

chris smith - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with mark slaughter

Only hard (fun) bit is the second pitch chimney. Great VS though!
AndyT1151 - AltLd - 01/Apr/12

Luci - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Emma, Leighn

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/12

Very good, bit wet & thin on the corner of the second pitch
Stephen Shaw - AltLd O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Nick

nickcj - AltLd - 12/Mar/12

Ian Hinkins - 2012

JonG - 2012

cballard - 2012

Went wrong at top of second pitch and did a hard move direct up a short wall rather than moveing left to gully and ended up belaying to right of final chimney. Ben had a mare following.
shark - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11 with Ben & Tom

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 14/Jul/11

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 16/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd - 02/May/11

Pitches 2 & 3
moose ridd - AltLd - 02/May/11 with M.Sadler

clive-greenwood - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Anna

mr rob - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/11

JdotP - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Krzysztof Gorgolewski, Bike Bore

Hidden - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Danny Bags - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

maggie505 - 2nd - 05/Sep/10 with John Armstrong

Kazza91 - Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 30/Aug/10

Shaw Brown - Lead - 25/Jul/10 with Sue Whittle

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/10

bigbobbyking - AltLd - 28/Jun/10 with Aeron Buchanan

Mark led pitchs 1+3 and I did 2. Very good climbing all the way up! No protection for the top half of the chimney on pitch two which made me hang around for a while but found the climbing okay once I committed although dont think I climed with any style! Found rope drag a problem on pitch 2 as it wonders about quite a bit. Pitch 3 is hard at the start but eases.
cheeky - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Mark Philipson

Hard for grade. pitch 1 ok, pitch 2 a tough off-width crack without much gear. pitch 3 hard start then eases. All holds are there though and rock feels solid (for slate)
mark4344 - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/10 with Matt Payne

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Jun/10

jfmchivall - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10 with Mark Gorin

bazpearson - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with pete stollery

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 14/Apr/10 with Nic Dill

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/10

r_findlay - AltLd - 12/Apr/10 with stu_buchan43

sass - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 26/Sep/09

ginja1980 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09

daveclarke5 - AltLd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/09

a really hard walk in across the slate scree. started climbing at about 7 pm. i was half way up and a helicopter was at the same level as me got back to the car in the dark another late finish with dad.
nicole almond - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Dad

Bit loose at the top!
Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Jamie Wilson

twoplates - AltLd - May/09 with Robbie

Tom Eagle - 18/Apr/09 with Mario Yeomans

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Apr/09

Wow, a tough route with very contrasting pitches. An exciting lead!
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Jaime

DMD
Marq - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Daniel Dennehy

TonyP - AltLd - 17/Mar/09 with mick lloyd

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 05/Oct/08 with jonka

jonka - AltLd - Oct/08 with adam

Peter Reynolds - AltLd O/S - Aug/08

martrin - AltLd - 13/Jul/08 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Jul/08

J1PEF - AltLd - Mar/08

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Feb/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/07

jason - AltLd O/S - 17/Aug/07 with manmike

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/07

Wicked location, great route.
Matt crawford - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Taba

Callum led first pitch, I led extended second pitch and callum led about 10 metres to finish off.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/07 with Callum Gilhooley

deanroberts - Lead O/S - 2007

Rhiannon - 2nd - 23/Sep/06 with Stu

DanT - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Paul Rowlands

joe king - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/06 with dan towns

karabiner - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06 with Katrin

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/06

platt2000 - Lead - 2006

steveP - AltLd rpt - Jun/05 with Paul Rowlands

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 2005 with Kathy

Hidden - AltLd - 31/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/04

This climb is a bit of a brute! Pitches 2 & 3 both brought Debbie out in tears. She's my personal HVS detector.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Aug/04 with Debbie Wilkinson

steveP - AltLd O/S - Jun/04 with Paul Rowlands

Hidden - 06/Apr/04

John Kettle - AltLd - 2004

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Oct/03

steve prior - AltLd - Jun/00 with Andy C

Hidden - 03/Sep/99

Ian Archer - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/99 with Mike Kirby

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - 22/Jul/96 with Richard Bower

JiveWeasel - AltLd O/S - 1995 with Al H and MB

lithos - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/90 with dave stokes

stewart murray - AltLd O/S - Jun/90 with Martin Willey

beaumap - AltLd - Jun/90 with Tim Waddington

biggianthead - Jun/90 with C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/89

Andy Say - Lead - 16/Apr/89

Hidden - AltLd - 1989

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Aug/88

keefe - 1987

Couldn't do the start of the easy-looking but deceptively hard last pitch so we took an alternative finish via the right wall/arete to avoid the crux. Returned later to do it properly.
EddieA - AltLd rpt - 26/Jul/84 with Jim F

Hammy - AltLd - 26/Jul/83 with Chris Bashforth

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/May/80 with Andy Chadwick

Hidden - AltLd - 07/Aug/77

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Voting
Total votes cast 100
hard HVS0 of 34
HVS0 of 34
easy HVS5 of 34
hard VS24 of 34
VS5 of 34
easy VS0 of 34
hard HS0 of 34
HS0 of 34
easy HS0 of 34
hard 5a0 of 33
5a1 of 33
easy 5a7 of 33
hard 4c21 of 33
4c4 of 33
easy 4c0 of 33
hard 4b0 of 33
4b0 of 33
easy 4b0 of 33
3 Stars30 of 33
2 Stars3 of 33
1 Star0 of 33
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Style of ascent

Lead29 of 134 (21.6%)
Followed14 of 134 (10.4%)
Alt Leads74 of 134 (55.2%)
Unknown17 of 134 (12.7%)

'Climbed'71 of 134 (53.0%)
clean O/S55 of 134 (41.0%)
clean rpt5 of 134 (3.7%)
dogged1 of 134 (0.7%)
dnf2 of 134 (1.5%)