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Midnight Variation S 4a

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12m. From the ledge on the previous route then step right and climb the wall or the groove to its right. © ROCKFAX
FA. Paul Nunn 1957
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This climb is in 94 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

stratandrew - 2nd - 09/Apr/14 with Gareth Williams

kkris - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Adam

Frightening lack of grip on the 2nd to last move due to grit on the holds. Almost didn't make it!
dl_wraith - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/13

In wet trainers. Spicy.
BenedictIEP - Solo rpt - 17/Aug/13

peachos - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/13 with Scott Stanley

If that's a Severe I'm Leo Houlding.... In fact, I bet that horror show would even take him by surprise.
Gooders - Lead β - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/13

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

hobson moor self b.
kkris - TR O/S - 18/Feb/13

Scott Dunkley - 2013

The climb would have been trivial if not for the masses of loose grit on some of the more vital holds which never seemed to ever get clean. Dirty as. Thoroughly enjoyed it.
Al Urker - Lead O/S - 2013

Felt like HS.
jules699 - 2nd - 27/Oct/12

Compaired to the other climbs that r graded vs in this quarry this is an e1. Truly horrible climb especially the top- still have grit in my teeth. One to miss.
wil_perry - 27/Oct/12 with Mike

ozzie35 - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/12 with Steve Graham

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/12

Someone below comments "severe my arse" - my thoughts entirely. Defo top end HS if not a soft VS. gritty gravely sandy top mantle i did with as little style as possible while trying not to wet myself. HS 4a rockfax
lizzyb - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12 with James Oswald

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

Would not like to lead this... pointless climb.
David Shelmerdine - TR O/S - 25/Jun/12 with Craig

MaccMark - Lead - 13/Jun/12 with Chris Morrow, Clare Hodgson

Fragmod - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

Greasy and needed more chalk.
tsl42 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Gaz Hooson

smarsy_93 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/12 with Lynn Marsland

ozzie35 - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/12 with peter

Will Sheaff - Lead - 16/Apr/12

rod757 - Lead - Feb/12

t8t9t8 - 28/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/11

Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Viki

cmars89 - Lead - 17/Aug/11 with Sam duckworth

eddzzz - TR O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Daniel Higham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11

A tricky start and a tricky finish, the middle was quite straight forward using the big flake.
Plenk - 2nd O/S - Jul/11 with Jim

Gashworth - Lead - 26/Jun/11

Gashworth - 26/Jun/11

garywalker147 - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Barry

seanraby - TR RP - 13/Jun/11 with Dave Manton

samsimpson - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with Christian Turford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/11

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Graham, Charles M

cem - 2nd O/S - 20/Feb/11 with Graham Dolman, Rob Truckle

nmoysey - 2011

mikedelderfield - 2011 with Steven Delderfield

d_evo20 - 2nd O/S - 08/Oct/10 with James Brownhill

Viki - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Eddie

not a good route, could improve with more traffic to clean it...maybe
Matthew Edwards - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/10 with Victoria Shelmerdine

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

Taxing from the start. Sandbag?
steveth - TR β - 06/Jul/10 with Chris Roberts

Couldn't commit to the tricky mantle at the top. Reclimbed on TR.
steveth - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/10 with Chris Roberts

TerryB - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10

Awful route which deserves to be complimented by a box of explosives and a match.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with Dan Money

Had to get rescued from lead due to some dodgy gear and a lack of confidence. Severe my arse, top moves seemed at least 4b.
dpmUK - TR dog - 12/May/10 with Little Dan

jamesgodwin64 - Solo β - 28/Apr/10

Good climb everything is there when you need it good workout for arms
Johnny B Diggerman - TR O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Mike, Michael

samsimpson - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10

MarkCoupe - 2010

BenedictIEP - 2nd rpt - 18/Oct/09 with Chris Surfleet

grubes - 2nd - 18/Oct/09 with Ben, Chris

willworkforfoodjnr - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Ben, grubes

wheelo - Lead - 24/Sep/09 with nat & ann

Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Steve Wolstencroft

Steve Wolstencroft - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Leo

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/09

vincentvega - 2nd - 16/Jun/09 with kevin k

sibluer - TR - 12/May/09

Hidden - 2nd - May/09

Jon Dittman - Lead - 08/Apr/09

A bit left arm pumpy
hcooper - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/09 with Jennifer Slack

Jen80 - 2009

Owdham - Lead - 2009

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

trish1968 - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/08

craig h - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/08

Damp and terrifying.
rice boy - Mar/08 with lewisl

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/07

BenedictIEP - Lead dnf - 31/Jul/07 with Caroline Powrie

Chickened out of this, went part way up the flake and placed a pretty dodgy wire, I had no choice to extend it as the rope drag would be horrible, spent atleast 5 minutes doing this hanging back on a flake gradually tiring myself. Finally began moving right onto what I think was the way to go, the moves looked relatively tricky for me, protection was poor, so I decided it wasnt worth the 2/3m deck out potential and downclimbed - possibly to save for another day. Half proud of myself and half disappointed. In the long run it will give me confidence on backing down on anything I don't want to commit myself to, but it was only a Severe. Not sure what to think.
Reaver2k - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/07 with GH - Matt, Alex, Louise, Katie, Frank

headius - TR rpt - 2007 with jay

callmehobbes - Lead - 2007

kevin k - TR O/S - Jul/06 with dave

Came up left of the crack at the top
Katy Nelson - Lead - 08/Jun/06 with Ben Schofield (college)

dk247 - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/06 with Neil Gregory

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

Simonj - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/05 with Andy

A horrible route
Stig - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/03 with Jonathan Teale

Awful climb
Shad - Lead - 15/Jul/02

Gman - Solo O/S - May/01

Adi Hooper - Lead - 2001 with Sherborne Adventure Group

craig h - Solo rpt - 10/Oct/98

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

babymoac - 1991

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1990

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Total votes cast 49
hard HS1 of 20
HS1 of 20
easy HS13 of 20
hard S4 of 20
S1 of 20
easy S0 of 20
hard HVD0 of 20
HVD0 of 20
easy HVD0 of 20
hard 4b0 of 16
4b1 of 16
easy 4b6 of 16
hard 4a6 of 16
4a3 of 16
easy 4a0 of 16
hard 3c0 of 16
3c0 of 16
easy 3c0 of 16
3 Stars0 of 13
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1 Star1 of 13
0 Stars3 of 13
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 94 (10.6%)
Lead42 of 94 (44.7%)
Followed21 of 94 (22.3%)
Toproped10 of 94 (10.6%)
Unknown11 of 94 (11.7%)

'Climbed'34 of 94 (36.2%)
clean O/S45 of 94 (47.9%)
clean β3 of 94 (3.2%)
clean rpt6 of 94 (6.4%)
clean RP1 of 94 (1.1%)
dogged1 of 94 (1.1%)
dnf4 of 94 (4.3%)