Sidewinder 6a
[Desparate to make the last clip, 2 kb]14m. A good, subtle line up a series of thin flakes and cracks. © ROCKFAX
FA. Mike Vaicaitis 20.9.97 20/Sep/1997

Photo: Desparate to make the last clip © krikoman

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 172 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Charlie Zephyr Booth - Sep/14 with martin broadhurst

RadekNowak - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14

Nice climb till the blank top to be honest I think the climb could be cut short as the top is a waste of time scooting out to the left and then back over, nice up till then though
samparsons - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14

miriamclaire - Lead O/S - Aug/14

Russtygibbons - Lead β - 13/Jul/14 with richardashe

richardashe - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Russtygibbons

I made a big civil somewhere on I think. Haven't taken on a6a in ages. That's what you get for cocking up up!
richardashe - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14 with Russtygibbons

Good climb, but the move to the penultimate bolt felt quite hard
Eoinparker - Lead - 21/Jun/14 with Tony Noble, Hassen Bali

HassenBali - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Tony Noble, Eoin Parker

Mr Noble - 20/Jun/14 with Eoinparker, HassenBali

Nice and steady, if somewhat tougher at the top. Jumped on this straight after Dreamscape, so nearly ran out of steam.
gav - Lead β - 01/Jun/14

Laramadness - Lead dog - 25/May/14

nutallovertheface - Lead RP - May/14 with Marcus & The Ellis Brigham Crew

Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - TR dog - 30/Mar/14

anthonyjc - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/13

Lovely
Steve954 - TR O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Alex

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/13

davis.pete - Lead dog - 17/Aug/13 with George Frodsham

Blank top
Maddie - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/13 with John M

Uberpussy - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13

alexspurling - Lead dog - 10/Aug/13

torsok - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/13 with IanT, Matt H

bsparky - Lead dog - 03/Aug/13 with Grzegorz Krolak, Matthew Rushmore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Steph, Sami Mandeel

10 years after first go...
Richard Horn - Lead RP - 30/Jun/13

georgenvk - Lead dnf - 03/Jun/13

jopayne1988 - Lead dog - 28/May/13

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 27/May/13 with dave

Peter Lovell - Lead rpt - 27/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/May/13

Was too reluctant to move off the bolt line and go left but guess that's where it gets it name.. 2nd go..
Dan_F - Lead RP - 12/May/13 with Dan Griffiths

will_benfold - Lead dog - 28/Apr/13 with David Mackenzie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/13

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Mike Hawkins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

angie - Lead - 29/Sep/12

Paul Bowen - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Rebecca Hayes

srowlandx11 - Lead dog - 28/Jul/12

cathymiller - Lead dog - 14/Jul/12

tom_greenwich - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead β - 17/Jun/12

Read the sequence wrong near the top, good to go left with the nice ledges. Nice route, lots of big cracks
Montse Shelbourne - Lead dog - 17/Jun/12 with Leona, Adam

Mr Tumness - Lead - 01/Jun/12 with Pete Cox, Iain Harthstone, Shaun Williamson, Rob Judd

lewiz - Lead - 05/May/12

bradfry - Lead O/S - May/12

Hidden - May/12

Matt77 - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

Not too dusty.
saz_b - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Dan Easton

Hidden - Lead dog - 07/Apr/12

danieleaston - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12

samfayers - Lead dog - 02/Apr/12 with Dunton

ianjfsutcliffe - Lead - 02/Apr/12 with Dave

georgedunton - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/12

Hinchrn - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Jack Southward

Fraser hill-casey - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with mark saywell

kcollender - Lead - 29/Jan/12

PAJames - 2012

Top section seemed ridiculous for the grade to me. Hard.
The Ivanator - Lead - 10/Dec/11 with Jez

JackHatton - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with richy mardell

Really cool moves on this climb!
Richy boy - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/11 with JackHatton

georgeous - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/11

gibsond - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Mungo Etwo, Ris Wright

georgeous - AltLd - 29/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11

matiamallia - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11

MariaT - TR dnf - 19/Jun/11 with Matia Mallia

dpiddock - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/11 with Isabel

adrianj - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Glen Morris

JIMJIM - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Tex

fildac - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - TR dog - 31/May/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/11

Alex More - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Kyle Fayers

Kyle F - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Lyndsay Superclimber - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11 with Steve M, Dave, Jonathan

Hidden - Lead RP - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 02/Apr/11

tradguy - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Mark Hazell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/11

Hard-to-read top move which also feels almost offroute
Siderunner - Lead dog - 17/Feb/11 with Kirsten

jtree03 - Lead - 12/Feb/11 with dazza

Felix Ottey - TR - 2011

Jonathan Emett - Lead rpt - 17/Oct/10 with gary

not nice at top, blank had to move left off route from last bolt up to lower off, nice climb apart from top though
matt_read - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Paul Taylor

RachaelB - Lead - 16/Oct/10 with Justin de Deney

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with gabriel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10

pebbles - TR - 05/Aug/10 with rachel, ali

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/10

Rachel Somerville - Lead RP - 05/Aug/10 with Peri Stracchino, Ali Wood

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 31/Jul/10

Bit blank up top, couldn't work it out and knackered to lowered off.
ahaynes - Lead dnf - 22/Jul/10 with Eddie Goodey

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with tj murry

sam_cox - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

Hidden - Lead dnf - 16/May/10

becster - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Mark Day

Hidden - Lead RP - 19/Apr/10

Seems very hard to go direct to the LO, so went left then up.
Mowglee - Lead dog - 05/Apr/10 with Bryony

Jane Weir - 2010

sdmi123 - Lead - 27/Sep/09

missed the traverse ????
martin one - Lead dog - 26/Sep/09 with dave knight

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09

matthewjames - Lead dnf - 05/Sep/09 with Alex Ghee

MarkRyder - Lead RP - 31/Aug/09 with Lee

Couldn't get from the last bolt to the lower off.
KarlH - Lead dnf - 29/Aug/09 with Portland Party Group

Hidden - Lead dnf - 15/Aug/09

FrostyWebb - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/09 with Julia

katiep - Lead dog - 14/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/09

Rested on last but one clip. Messed the traverse section sequence.Good moves in the climb though.
krikoman - Lead dog - 24/May/09 with Kev Gibbs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/May/09

backed off the last section
andy dunn - Lead dnf - 02/May/09 with Big Gay Jordo

al99 - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - Lead dog - 25/Apr/09 with Al Benson

Allowed myself to be persuaded by Alex to give it a go, despite being tired and the sea spray making everything slimy. Predictably, I was tired and the climb was slimy. Slipped off the finger ledge twice and strained by elbow. Game over. Decent size falls though, the first preceded by a manly grunt of exertion.
Richard Gilbert - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/09

robandian - 2nd - Apr/09

lukewilliams - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09

Clean to the top section - then fell and gave up!!!
davenev - TR dnf - 05/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead dog - 15/Feb/09

Lallylandslider - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/08 with michael doyle

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Claire Duffield

Marq - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/08 with Tim (Craggy)

quite technical finish.pretty nice climb
w.pettet-smith - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with oli tilbury

richardr - Lead O/S - Aug/08

vertigo - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08 with Greg Pinnell

Lovely hand traverse at top of flake. (Don't go too far left though before heading up.)
climbingrev - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08

Hidden - TR dog - 20/Jun/08

Sandy Holford - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Anthony Allsopp

Anthony Allsopp - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - TR dog - 01/Jun/08

jl - Lead dog - 24/Feb/08 with A School Group

pennyb - TR O/S - 24/Feb/08 with A School Group (with Jon)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jan/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08

givemetea - Lead rpt - 29/Sep/07 with Hannah Heywood

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/07

Julie Carroll - Lead dog - 15/Sep/07 with Carole Dawson

jl - Lead RP - 28/Jul/07 with Penny

pennyb - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Jon

Hedley - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Johan

Tricky - especially the blankish slab leading to the loweroff. Nice twistlock moves aplenty. Rested a few times while figuring out top moves.
Quiddity - Lead dog - 22/Apr/07 with Curious Yellow

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Apr/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

JPGR - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/06 with Yvette

annakyn - Lead - Jun/06

Rokmunky - Lead O/S - 14/May/06

was a weak weak loser on the harder start.
ebunick - TR O/S - 14/May/06 with Lou

Oddjob - Lead dog - 01/May/06

steve taylor - Lead - 2006

Marti999 - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead dog - Oct/05

tobydunford - Lead β - 08/Aug/05 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - Lead dog - 08/Aug/05 with Toby Dunford

timharrison - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Abi Marchent

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Sep/04

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 04/May/03 with Ben Merryfield

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Aug/01

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/01 with dean howard

The top was tricky!
Rob Oram - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/01 with Richard Frewin

Richard White - 2000

Kevster - 1996

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