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Argo* HVS 5a

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38m, 2 pitches. A thin and poorly protected start, but good climbing above, and the top pitch is stunning. 1) 5a, 16m. Climb over a fingery bulge, then move left to the main groove, which leads to a belay at the fault-line. 2) 4c, 22m. Pull left onto the side wall and climb up to a niche. Follow the right-hand crack above to the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. Richard Crewe, D.Close 6.9.75 06/Sep/1975

Ticklists: WMC Boulder Ruckle Top20.

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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

combined route, the fisrt pitch of Black Crack and the second pitch of Argo
PilarMartinez - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with The Red Devil

Led P2
Julian Prieto - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with John Knight, Alan Blanchflower

Bold start! Had previously bouldered up the start twice, but never got as far as getting gear in.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with John Knight, Julian Prieto

Pitch 1 is nice. A little bold but the holds are all there and you reach the first wire fairly quickly.
Dave Mahon - AltLd - 2013 with Matt Jackson

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/12

max railing - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/12 with Luis

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/12

wi11 - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Graham Westbrook

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with wi11

feilx - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with Heather

davewing - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Lee

5a start can be avoided easily. Crux is steepish and quite tricky at 4c.
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Dave Wing

Hidden - Lead - 23/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/09

Hidden - 2009

in one pitch - tricky difficult to protect start
Ed Babs - 2nd O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Trevor

in one pitch
trev_f - Lead O/S - 07/Dec/08 with Ed

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - AltLd - 19/Oct/08

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Oct/07

brian watson - Lead O/S - 2007 with Pam Joliffe

mike.moss - AltLd O/S - 2007

Marti999 - AltLd - 2006

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 14/Sep/03 with Tim Dunsby

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/02 with Graham Dolman

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 21/Feb/93

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Total votes cast 20
hard E10 of 7
E10 of 7
easy E10 of 7
hard HVS0 of 7
HVS7 of 7
easy HVS0 of 7
hard VS0 of 7
VS0 of 7
easy VS0 of 7
hard 5b0 of 7
5b0 of 7
easy 5b0 of 7
hard 5a4 of 7
5a3 of 7
easy 5a0 of 7
hard 4c0 of 7
4c0 of 7
easy 4c0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars4 of 6
1 Star2 of 6
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Style of ascent

Lead9 of 28 (32.1%)
Followed3 of 28 (10.7%)
Alt Leads14 of 28 (50.0%)
Unknown2 of 28 (7.1%)

'Climbed'13 of 28 (46.4%)
clean O/S15 of 28 (53.6%)