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Thunder Groove* HVS 5b

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[Thunder Groove (HVS 5B), 3 kb]32m, 2 pitches. A quality route. Start at a small corner behind the highest boulder. 1) 5b, 25m. Head right for 5m then make a hard move upwards past a pinnacle block to a ledge. The groove above leads, with difficulty, to the fault-line. Place good gear then tackle another groove that gains a large belay ledge on the left. 2) 4c, 15m. Step right and climb the groove past a ledge to reach an exit corner. © ROCKFAX
FA. Richard Crewe, K.Winkworth, FFA. Pat Littlejohn 16/Sep/1967

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 90 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

andycash - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Ash

Hidden - Lead - 04/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Feb/14

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 16/Feb/14

Luxulyan - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Kev Brown

Wevcore - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Rich

colkurtz - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Robb

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13

crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with alex malins

Led P1.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd rpt - 08/Jun/13 with Viskii Chicu

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 08/Jun/13

adam 24 - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - Apr/13

ianto - 2013

Graham led it as one pitch. Hard and serious for the grade, should be E1 in my opinion.
Kirill - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Graham Dolman

I lead the second 4c pitch.
Rollo - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Mike

mc fifi - AltLd O/S - 06/Jun/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/12

funsized - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with Fi

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/May/12

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Toby

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Dave Ripley

Kevster - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Sep/11

Led P2.
Monkey_Alan - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Alex Dennis

Lead as one pitch
Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Andy Mosienko

AlexD - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Monkey Alan

hard for the grade, top pitch getting pretty loose now. Be careful of some of the blocks and flakes. Awesome adventure though
climbtim - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/11

tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james

tonanf - Lead - 22/Jun/11 with james

P2
wi11 - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Ed Ratcliff

bigie bob - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/11

Led P1
Jim Slater - AltLd O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Trevor

Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11

Daj p1, me p2
uncontrollable - AltLd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Daj

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/10

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/10 with marvin

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Rich

Ken Taylor - 2010

mike.moss - 2nd O/S - 2010

led short upper pitch after getting pumped while seconding removing a VERY stuck nut.
w.pettet-smith - AltLd - 12/Jul/09 with david coley

Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/09 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/09

JPGR - AltLd O/S - Jun/09 with Paul

Ed Babs - 2nd β - 01/May/09 with Harry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/09

Tricky crack in the mid section - top pitch ascended dune dust which had a great step out onto the arete.
davenev - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with luke

Led both pitches...finished on Dune Dust. Nice traverse at start
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with davenev

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - AltLd - 06/Dec/08

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

adamscottthomas - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Kafoozalem

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 14/Sep/08 with Simon Chandler

Rob lead the first pitch (5b) I lead the second pitch (4c)
RocknRoll - AltLd O/S - 29/Jun/08 with Rob Gibson

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jun/08

in 1 pitch
Bern - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Andy Mos

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/08 with jacquie robinson

Seconded. Blank wall low down not so easy for the grade.
clipskipper - AltLd O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Ed Babington

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Nov/07

Led P1
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 23/Sep/07 with Ian Thurgood

Neil Adams - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Rob

MontyH - 2nd - 29/Apr/07 with Brian

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Mar/07

timharrison - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Matt Burrows

Rob Kennard - 2007

brian watson - Lead O/S - 2007 with scott titt

Led P2 - very pleasant
Different Steve - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/06 with Martin Hore

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Feb/06

Marti999 - AltLd - 2006

timharrison - Lead O/S - 2005 with Corryne

feilx - 2005

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 28/Dec/04

benjino - Jan/04

Hidden - 2001

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

kp64zl - AltLd - Mar/97 with David Pickford

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 1994

ewjudge - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/91 with Mark Richards

mark-abz - Lead - 29/Apr/90 with Simon K

ChrisJD - AltLd - 14/Jan/90

steve taylor - AltLd - Oct/88 with mark grover

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 18/May/86 with Brian Wyvill

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 05/Mar/83

Nigel Coe - 22/Apr/79 with Frank Farrell

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
nigel pearson, RFWilkie, johnpr, jtree03, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 68
hard E10 of 24
E10 of 24
easy E14 of 24
hard HVS7 of 24
HVS13 of 24
easy HVS0 of 24
hard VS0 of 24
VS0 of 24
easy VS0 of 24
hard 5c0 of 23
5c0 of 23
easy 5c0 of 23
hard 5b3 of 23
5b15 of 23
easy 5b4 of 23
hard 5a0 of 23
5a1 of 23
easy 5a0 of 23
3 Stars1 of 21
2 Stars14 of 21
1 Star6 of 21
0 Stars0 of 21
Bag of .....0 of 21
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Style of ascent

Lead31 of 90 (34.4%)
Followed19 of 90 (21.1%)
Alt Leads32 of 90 (35.6%)
Unknown8 of 90 (8.9%)

'Climbed'26 of 90 (28.9%)
clean O/S53 of 90 (58.9%)
clean β1 of 90 (1.1%)
clean rpt8 of 90 (8.9%)
dogged2 of 90 (2.2%)