The Cavern* HVS 5a
15m, 2 pitches. Start left of a corner. 1) 5a, 8m. Follow the ramp rightwards towards the corner then pull around the roof to reach a cave above. 2) 5a, 7m. Pull right out of the cave and up in to a niche to reach a crack. Finish direct. © ROCKFAX
FA. Tony Barley, Chas Hurd 1966
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Exciting lead traversing... Nice rest I the cave!
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13 with Ian

Lead both pitches..... the moves were like gritstone padding but with less friction
Olli-C - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Bart Harris

yeah nice enough
greenroom - AltLd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Matt Foot

Hidden - 01/Oct/11

akhughes - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/11

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Adam Hughes

Matt lead the first pitch, I seconded and then it began to piss it down. Began the lead and made it to the niche, put a foot on the first hold of the traverse which was now soaked. Foot slipped, stayed on. Down climbed and lowered out of the cave. Mint climb and fun in the rain!
Sam Marks - AltLd dnf - 08/Jun/11

Tried the E1 direct second pitch (run into one) but fell on minging slopers. Finished up the usual route clean in one pitch. Fun (scary) moves on the balancy traverse!
bbangbala - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Tom Greenham

Hidden - 2011

escalade - 2011

landskip - AltLd - Jun/10 with rob weston

Hidden - 05/Oct/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Al Evans - 2008

One pitch. More or less this line - did the E1 variation mentioned in guide, although not intentionally, and the lower section strayed into unknown (loose) territory also.
alaan - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

joe larner - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/05

Brown - Lead - 12/Mar/05 with Timmy

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Nick Beckett - Lead - 2002 with Chiara Bonotto

Hidden - AltLd - 06/May/96

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/95

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1995 with barry maybank, Bruce

Mick King - Lead - 14/Mar/93 with Steve Hill

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/92

Lead P2
Mick King - AltLd - 13/Apr/91 with Pete Hankinson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Mar/91

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 14/Sep/90 with Ian Taylor, Dan Morgan

mattnuttall - Lead - 30/Aug/90 with Alan Holden

Hidden - AltLd - 22/May/90

Andy Hyslop - Mar/90

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Mar/90

Hidden - 1990

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1990 with Various

Hidden - Lead - 17/Sep/89

jfletcher - Lead O/S - 13/May/89 with Tim Newton

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 2nd - 10/Apr/88 with Rick Graham

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/88 with Tufty (Stewart Moffat)

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 20/Sep/87 with David

steve taylor - 2nd - Jul/87 with Steve Williams

Richard White - 1987

RichardMc - 2nd - 14/Jun/86 with Dave Langmead

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/86 with Mark Gray

Neil R - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/85 with Howard

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Jun/85

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - 1985 with Rick Graham

Hammy - AltLd - 18/Jul/82 with Fai Kwong

Andy Say - Lead - 30/May/82

Nic Robinson - 1982

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/81

Nic Robinson - Solo - 05/Jul/81

Nic Robinson - Solo - 20/Jun/81

Nic Robinson - Lead - 08/Jun/80 with Geoff Cowell

Hidden - 1978

Hidden - 12/Jul/76

ian caton - 2nd - Sep/73 with Steve Parr

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 27/Aug/72 with Andy Wild

Hidden - Lead - 0000

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