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Evening Ridge VD

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[Evening Ridge, Hobson Moor Quarry, 2 kb]14m. Climb the groove to a ledge and loose flakes to access the bottom corner of a hanging slab. Climb this diagonally leftwards to a ledge and stance. Finish up the corner. Not really to be recommended. © ROCKFAX
FA. Paul Nunn 1957

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Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/14

Robaduck - Lead - 04/Aug/14

ChrisGreen - TR O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Chris W

wiiigan - TR - 28/Jul/14 with Mark Scott, David Crawford, Gyles Denn, Chris Greenhalgh

Hidden - TR - 28/Jul/14

craig h - Solo rpt - 07/Jul/14

callum2806 - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Simon Bluer

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

georgenvk - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/14 with martina

Gave it a few tries the weekend before, but chickened out and downclimbed each time. Western Grit is right, it's definitely closer to Severe than VDiff.
yossarian714 - Solo RP - 22/Mar/14 with Laura Johnson

Jam_sandwich - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/13 with Margret Kathmann

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/13

Idaftclimbdaft - Lead - 09/Aug/13

spitfirerick - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Phill

Tried to lead, and backed off the first couple of moves. Seconded Liam up it. Hard. and rubbish.
Natalyaaa - 2nd RP - 24/Apr/13 with liam brown

kkris - 2nd rpt - 23/Apr/13 with Adam

adamashcroft - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13

absolutely vile
fredallingham - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with John Armstrong

jvarmstrong - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Chris

Miserable start and got pumped trying to decide on what gear to place about 3m from the ground. Backed off it in the end. Was very dirty. Definitely not VDiff...
BenPitt - Lead dnf - 01/Apr/13

kkris - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Graham

James Oakes - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/13

Scott Dunkley - 2013

rockjedi - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Rob Lilley, Nicola Burke

Rockfax says S 4a, and UKC says VD... I have climbed VS 5a's harder than this. I wonder if the description 'not really to be recommended' refers to the miss-grading or the pointlessness of the climb.
David Shelmerdine - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/12 with Craig Oates

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

I did notenjoy this...
mevanssmith - TR - 27/Mar/12

Horrible!!
nicoleh - TR dog - 27/Mar/12

rod757 - Lead - Feb/12

georgenvk - TR O/S - 09/Sep/11

Viki - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Jonny Nick

zephr - Lead - 13/Aug/11

eddzzz - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Daniel Higham

greglad - 29/Jun/11

Gashworth - Lead - 26/Jun/11

Gashworth - 26/Jun/11

pldarch - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with James Beattie

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Christian Turford

BenedictIEP - Lead β - 24/Apr/11 with Luke Donaldson

dannygiblin - Lead - Mar/11

nmoysey - 2011

mikedelderfield - 2011 with Steven Delderfield

Viki - Solo - 26/Aug/10

harder than VD, guidebook says S 4a, which woulc sound about right
Matthew Edwards - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Victoria Shelmerdine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

chris.mac - 01/Aug/10 with rick, gordon

At least severe, start's a bit of a struggle, the rest is dirty.
Nick1812P - Solo rpt - 04/Jul/10

Fell off about 7 feet up, gear ripped out, decked. Broken ankle and deep blunt impact trauma to the buttock (which bled like stuck pig). Fucking horrible start. Many thanks to all those who helped.
RankAmateur - Lead dnf - 23/Jun/10 with Charlie

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Nick

Rexie - 2nd - 25/May/10 with Andy

Solo lead. Working system out.
willworkforfoodjnr - Lead rpt - 09/May/10

jamesgodwin64 - Solo β - 28/Apr/10

joe.91 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Alistair Tamlit, Chi Cheng

Chi Cheng - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/10 with Alistair Tamlit, Joe Dobson

alitamlit - Lead - 21/Apr/10 with joe, chi

ashmellor - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Dan lane

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10

ste_d - Solo rpt - 07/Feb/10

rubbish route no plan to go near it again
grubes - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Chris

willworkforfoodjnr - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with grubes

natalie28 - 2nd - 24/Sep/09 with John

Mike_T0501 - TR - 08/Aug/09 with Paul

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 15/Jul/09

dread-i - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09 with papillon

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/09

vincentvega - Lead - 16/Jun/09 with kevin k

doogstrue - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with andy s

ste_d - Solo rpt - 24/May/09

Jon Dittman - Lead - 08/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09

Theeni - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/09 with Jon Leighton

madsam107 - 2009

Owdham - Lead - 2009

cymjt - 2009

Harder than VDiff ! A steep start with an awkward few moves to reach the large ledge. Clean the pocket out before you move and make sure the footholds are dry.
Allan Young - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/08 with Steve Turner

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/08 with Dan F

It was a horrible, dirty line - didn't like it at all.
El Rabano - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/08 with Tim Furmston

craig h - Solo rpt - 23/Apr/08

don't like it much
Dan Lane - TR O/S - 29/Mar/08 with Dad

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Sean Kelly - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06

Awkward and unpleasant. Don't forget to take a dustbuster.
eonuk - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06 with Fil, Matt

Dusty and unpleasant
Filmac - 2nd - 10/Aug/06 with Ian W, Matt H

Thought this was hard for the grade, although a nice climb. Corse, I had forgotten my shoes, so was wearing my mate's which are about 4 sizes too big.
willplatts - TR O/S - 25/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/06

not bad for new year
jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 01/Jan/06 with Sharon R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - 2006

philboy - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/05 with matt g

a_d_tru - TR RP - 27/Aug/05 with Ray

Joe Costello - Solo O/S - Aug/05 with Liam/tom/naylor

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Sep/04

Gman - Solo O/S - May/01

Adi Hooper - Lead - 2001 with Sherborne Adventure Group

Howard J - 2nd - 21/Jul/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/98

robtrooper - 1996

astrecks - 2nd O/S - 02/Dec/94 with Rod

ste_d - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/91 with mik

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/90

Backinthegame - Solo - Jul/90

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1990

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/89

ewar woowar - Solo - 1989

David Smith - Sep/85

Mark Kemball - Solo - 19/Jun/82

nigehughes - Lead - Sep/79 with Andy Davis

Hidden - Solo - 21/May/78

Hidden - Solo - 22/May/77

Voting
Total votes cast 36
hard HVD3 of 23
HVD0 of 23
easy HVD20 of 23
hard VD0 of 23
VD0 of 23
easy VD0 of 23
hard HD0 of 23
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easy HD0 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed24 of 115 (20.9%)
Lead49 of 115 (42.6%)
Followed20 of 115 (17.4%)
Toproped10 of 115 (8.7%)
Unknown12 of 115 (10.4%)

'Climbed'46 of 115 (40.0%)
clean O/S52 of 115 (45.2%)
clean β2 of 115 (1.7%)
clean rpt9 of 115 (7.8%)
clean RP3 of 115 (2.6%)
dogged1 of 115 (0.9%)
dnf2 of 115 (1.7%)