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Gannet Front** HVS 5a

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67m, 2 pitches. Start from bottom right toe of Gannet Buttress, close to Gannet Rock just above sea. Climb upto overlap, traverse right up then back left (mind the fulmar) and follow RIGHT HAND groves to the terrace and belay. Gain the pinnacle via the crack, step off and follow crack to overhanging headwall on right which is climbed on great holds, move right and the holds keep coming. Belay just below summit, then jump the gap and traverse the ridge to get down. Many seals will obseve and award marks.
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This climb is in 23 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

guy757 - 16/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Aug/14

wrapped in bacon - AltLd O/S - 10/Aug/14 with john (Leeds), Daryl

Could have been improved by the absence of spiders. Nonetheless a great and interesting adventure HVS.
Stroppy - 04/Aug/14 with Alex Thomson, Sam Husband

Fulmars, Choss, the largest UK based spider I've ever seen... absolutely great though and I would say the best place to see seals on Lundy. The upper crawl section is awesome and can be tackled in many many ways (some of which resemble climbing!).
Sam Husband - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/14 with Alex Thomson, Ed

A proper adventure HVS. Great approach, dodging fulmar patrols, crawling through spider infested breaks and finnally climbing in some amazingly airy positions, all to a choir of seals singing Kate Bush songs.
Alex the Alex - 2nd - 04/Aug/14 with Sam, Ed

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/14

Had a lovely audience of seals.
arandall - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/13 with Wendy Matthews

best belay ledge ever with seals coming up to watch :)
Wendy Watthews - 2nd dog - Sep/13 with arandall

Led both pitches. Ended up traversing right and then up to belay, as was unsure of route in guide. Lots of rope-drag, even with thoughtful runner placement. Topped out in dark, and Sarah needed a head-torch to second top pitch. Leap over gap and scramble across ridge made more scary by dark and wind! Club members sent out search party as we were not back by 9.30pm!
kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Sarah

Kaiser999 - Lead - Sep/12 with jan preston

Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/11 with Nik Goile

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Sep/11

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/11 with Nancy Jones

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11

pitch 2 only due to tide state and time constraints. very varied route with offwidth, steep face climbing and stomach traverse, all well protected. seals aplenty to watch, scary jump across gap to finish
pebbles - 2nd - 24/Aug/11 with crofty

P1 is not so great, but P2 is bloody brilliant fun. Well worth the walk and *lots* of seals in this quiete spot.
lithos - Lead - 20/Aug/09

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/09

Variation start. Climb easily up the groove to the right of the normal start then go straight over two overhangs to arrive at a black cave like recess. Belay. Leave the recess on the left and quicly join the parent route at the "25 foot groove"
RichardMc - Lead - 09/Sep/81 with Harry Woodbridge

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Total votes cast 28
hard E10 of 10
E10 of 10
easy E10 of 10
hard HVS0 of 10
HVS8 of 10
easy HVS2 of 10
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VS0 of 10
easy VS0 of 10
hard 5b0 of 10
5b0 of 10
easy 5b0 of 10
hard 5a2 of 10
5a6 of 10
easy 5a2 of 10
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Style of ascent

Lead10 of 23 (43.5%)
Followed4 of 23 (17.4%)
Alt Leads7 of 23 (30.4%)
Unknown2 of 23 (8.7%)

'Climbed'10 of 23 (43.5%)
clean O/S12 of 23 (52.2%)
dogged1 of 23 (4.3%)