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Phoenix Climb*** VS 4c

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[Phoenix Climb, 2 kb]26m. Vintage Harding. The superb straight crack gives classic jamming past a useful hole to reach easier but still steep ground. A wider section of crack gains a ledge, climb the groove on the left with an optional move out right for an airy exit. © ROCKFAX
FA. Peter Harding 1947

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Peak: past and Present, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/5/ Always a Little Steeper.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 206 logbooks, and on 38 wishlists.

muppett - 2014

christianbreeze - 2nd - 02/Sep/13 with adi bryant

Great all round climb, jamming, jugs, exposure the lot plenty of protection points hardest part was the jamming low down with a lovely exposed section near the top.
ragabond007 - Lead - 01/Sep/13

MDowson - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with sam webb

slacky - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/13 with Chris Saunders, Ben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/13

I did this in 1969 but well worth repeating.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 17/Jul/13 with Paul Clarke

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/13

Phill Mitch - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with bleggs

Palmer - 13/Jul/13 with mackie, paul renwick

admackie - Lead - 13/Jul/13 with paul renwick, chris palmer

sopaz - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13

jimbonfire - 13/Jul/13

georgenvk - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with martina

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/13 with Bram

Derek Furze - Lead - 09/Jul/13

Best VS in the Peak? Certainly up there.
gavinpeach - 2nd rpt - 07/Jul/13 with Seb, Kasia

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/13

Fragmod - 2nd - 06/Jul/13

pbuggy91 - Lead dnf - 06/Jul/13

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Josh, Ed Hutchings

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/13

Excellent climb! Great if you like jamming!!
dangmtb - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13

The Grist - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Paula lockett

jimbobted - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13 with dangmtb

spitfirerick - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13

Bill Lawrence - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/13 with tommy martin

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/13 with bwestwood

bwestwood - Lead - 18/Jun/13

tsjx - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Garry

Climbster - 2nd β - 06/Jun/13 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Matt

JEP - 2nd - 04/Jun/13 with Jules

Julian Lane - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Mynydd Johnathon

Once with Neil and once with Jake
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Neil Furniss

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 2013

Hidden - 2013

alasdair19 - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

andybirtwistle - 2013

neilh - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

ozzie35 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with dave dillon, Al Metelko

jorge1983 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12

Steady, nice route seems to keep on going.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ben Powrie

John Nuttall - Lead - 08/Aug/12 with Clive

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12

ColinD - 2nd - 29/May/12

tsjx - Lead - 26/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/12

Hidden - TR O/S - May/12

Palindrome - 2nd - May/12

Lovely sequence on the crux crack, well worth the walk in.
Sam Cooke - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with stevetheleg

stevetheleg - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Sam Cooke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

harder for the short
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 27/Mar/12 with Rob Middleton

Stewart Armstrong - 2012

fifth - 2012

kwaidy - 23/Oct/11 with sting

pleasant climb, enjoyed the walk in too. nice warm up
sting - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with kwaidy

not sure if I took the top out correctly i ended up right instead of left... but what a nice climb !
Reedymc - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Mark Hammonds

The Bad Cough - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with John Nesbitt

Still rubbish at jamming so struggled and fell! Went right at end instead of left. Must come back when I'm better...
markhammonds - 2nd dnf - 02/Oct/11 with Tom Reed

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

Hidden - Oct/11

Wow.. that almost made the leg breaking soul sapping walk in worth it. Fantastic route
pauldr - Lead - 29/Sep/11 with andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11

riff156 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11 with Jo Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/11

Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 06/Aug/11 with Charlie Johnson

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 30/Jul/11 with Clare

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11

wolverine - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with Matt Sparkes

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Mike Hayes

Rested on rope at crux - too much of a wuss for painful jamming. Got it straight away after that though.
Tomber - Lead dog - 04/Jul/11 with Vicki Cotton, Stuart Hurworth

Steep, but holds are good, the hole is excellently helpful, but somehow could not get my balance right to step up into it. Probably would be fine if I had just committed!! Need to do a few more climbs first to get my confidence up.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd dnf - 04/Jul/11 with Vicki Cotton, Tom Kimber

Beautiful conditions. One of the best VS routes I've done, in an amazing setting.
gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Dan Mclaughlin, Liam Taylor

SteveM - Lead - 04/Jun/11 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with SteveM

drcorbasisgod - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with David Gilling

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/May/11

JRae - Lead - 21/May/11 with Molly G, A Saul

Peter Holder - Lead O/S - 04/May/11 with Aimee Wariner

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/11

Dave Gilling - Lead - 04/May/11 with Chris Parson

howlingbaboon - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Scott

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Graeme

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 16/Apr/11 with Jim

cragtyke - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with gareth h

Absolutely epic!
samsimpson - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with JNewbiggin

John Newbiggin - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/11 with samsimpson

texuspete - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Rob Pontefract

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Aug/10

Found crux crack too wide to jam effectively so it all got a bit desperate. Thought I'd learnt to jam a bit this year but not so sure!
manwithacam - Lead - 14/Aug/10 with Sarah

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10

Forgot my cams, was lent one by a nice man, who had just done and found it very useful.
Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Kath Johnson, Sarah Baker

Oceanic - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/10

Barry D - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with Trish

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

chrisallan - Lead dog - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/10

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

davidwright - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Sam

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

Good adventure
Tez29 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Steve, Ivan

Really wet. nearly died.
Franco Cookson OLD - Solo O/S - 15/Nov/09

Pilch - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Graham

Shauna - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Jules

asmith37 - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Dave Rose

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09

matthewjames - Lead β - 23/Aug/09 with Alan Saul

Brilliant climb, been looking forward to this for a long time and the jams are just brilliant, cupped hands for 3 or 4 moves. What a line, just plain awesome.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Matt Marshall

Fantastic! Loved the arm bar rest in the eye. One fall when my foot popped. Al did v well on lead, apart from leaving me to be eaten alive by the midges...
embob - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/09 with Alex

lovey jam, nice finish on jugs the airy way
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Pete aka Dad

Hidden - Lead - 22/Aug/09

Roger Cruse - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Kris

Finished off up the right corner.
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Mike Hibbert

The first sections are steeper than they look from below. Superb route.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Mike Tempest

A shame the crack only goes half way up the face. Superb!
Jon Dittman - Lead - 02/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/09

RCrockford - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Andy C

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/09

@ndy - 2nd - 31/May/09 with RCrockford

Perfect jamming crack :-)
slacky - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Nick Taylor

Bl**dy hard for the grade! The crux at the bottom is the killer. But it doesn't really ease-up that much after that!
ChuckstarUK - 2nd dog - 24/May/09 with Nicola and Rob

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

Fantastic! Abseil to retrieve gear
alun1111 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

max_chan - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Lou

morrisdaboss - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Steve B

joe larner - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08

Ian Parnell - 2nd - 07/May/08 with Jon Winter

gazfellows - 2nd - 07/May/08 with shaun d

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Duncan Skelton - Lead - 22/Sep/07 with Jason Parker, Sue Jackson

John Kettle - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/07

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/06

ChrisJD - 2nd - 12/Aug/06 with rc

Tom Phillips - 2nd - 05/Aug/06 with mick

spacey - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/06 with paul evans

dan gibson - 2nd - 16/Jun/06 with helen gibson

A Crook - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Duncan Hassell

Stig - 2nd rpt - 02/Sep/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/04

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/04 with mark humphries

Stig - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/03 with Jonathan Teale

erica - 2nd - 22/Aug/03 with Chris and Malcolm

malc - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/03 with CH

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/03 with Carmen

PenJD - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/03 with Jon Ascroft

lithos - Lead - 10/Jul/03 with Andy Birtwistle

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/03 with Clare Wilkie

JohnHutch - Lead - 28/Jun/03 with Phil, L

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/01

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2001 with Laura

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Jul/00 with Pete Oates

TobyA - Lead O/S - Jul/00 with Stuart Adams

Hidden - 2000

chris sm - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/99 with Pippa Froggatt

five - Lead O/S - Jul/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/98

stokienomad - Lead - 1998

jcw - Jun/97 with Martin Harris

colin milton - 2nd - 22/Jul/95 with eric milton

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 23/Jul/94 with Steve Dean

Climbed a number of times over the years.
Sean Kelly - Lead - Jun/92 with Andy roberts

John Marsland - Lead - 16/May/92 with Dave Soles

AlanLittle - Lead - 1992 with Carl Blakeley

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/91 with chris jones, JT

Pete Pozman - 2nd - 21/Oct/90 with John Byrne

DaveHo - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/84

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/82

babymoac - Lead - 25/Apr/82 with Ben NUMC

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/81

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/81

Tom V - 1980

Chris Craggs - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Jul/79 with Martin Crosby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/78

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/78

David Smith - Lead - 1976 with Al Bennett

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 02/Nov/69 with Bob Knapton

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Voting
Total votes cast 206
hard HVS0 of 71
HVS0 of 71
easy HVS1 of 71
hard VS28 of 71
VS40 of 71
easy VS2 of 71
hard HS0 of 71
HS0 of 71
easy HS0 of 71
hard 5a0 of 70
5a0 of 70
easy 5a1 of 70
hard 4c23 of 70
4c45 of 70
easy 4c1 of 70
hard 4b0 of 70
4b0 of 70
easy 4b0 of 70
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 206 (1.0%)
Lead110 of 206 (53.4%)
Followed71 of 206 (34.5%)
Toproped1 of 206 (0.5%)
Alt Leads3 of 206 (1.5%)
Unknown19 of 206 (9.2%)

'Climbed'100 of 206 (48.5%)
clean O/S90 of 206 (43.7%)
clean β2 of 206 (1.0%)
clean rpt4 of 206 (1.9%)
dogged7 of 206 (3.4%)
dnf3 of 206 (1.5%)