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Pisa Super Direct*** HVS 5a

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[Cat Black, 2 kb]20m. Super Direct and super route. Follow the crack just left of the arete (as for the previous climb) to 'the leaning tower' then climb the bulging crack (loose chockstones)and well positioned crest of the buttress. Low in the grade and one of the best routes on Bleaklow. © ROCKFAX
FA. John Gosling late 1960s 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Peak Rock/9/Gritstone in the Sixties, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

Photo: Cat Black © Claire-Jane Carter
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 165 logbooks, and on 36 wishlists.

Hidden - 2014

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

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

markfairbank - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Anne Gumbley, Ray Sharples

Hidden - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/13

Warm-up route but what a belter!
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/13 with Paul Clarke

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/13

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

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

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

sopaz - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/13

jimbonfire - 13/Jul/13

Derek Furze - Lead - 09/Jul/13

One of the best HVS routes in the Peak. Second attempt from the ground up as initially committed to the wrong sequence on the crux and ended up too far right on a blank wall. Tired after 3 full days of climbing in the Peak and Lakes. Despite the blip it was absolutely superb.
gavinpeach - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Kasia

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/13

apw - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Chris Wiles

Fragmod - 2nd - 06/Jul/13

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

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

Hidden - 01/Jul/13

Commiting moves over bulge! My guide said VS but would of said HVS..
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

now in my top 5 HVSs
Mr Messy - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13 with mike

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

bwestwood - 2nd - 18/Jun/13

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

tsjx - Lead - 09/Jun/13 with Garry

MikeLeeds - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Bruce Hayward

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

We did this,Via Principia,Phoenix Climb and East Rib and had one of the best days climbing for a while. What a excellent place!
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/13 with Matt

snapperdan - 2nd dog - 05/Jun/13

JEP - Lead - 04/Jun/13 with Jules

Had to rest below the bulge trying to get a wire out. Must retry when fresh.
Julian Lane - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/13 with Mynydd Johnathon

Si dH - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Neil Furniss

Really good!
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with liam

alasdair19 - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

dominic lee - Solo - 09/Sep/12 with nathan lee

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

David Smith - 2nd - 06/Sep/12 with john stanger

This felt hard and sustained, some puffing/swearing required. Awesome route, one of the finest of 2012. Right hand start taken.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Ben Powrie

BenedictIEP - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/12 with Haydn Martin

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

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

Loved it!
samsimpson - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Tom Dolden

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/12

chrisbussell - Lead - 29/May/12 with Tim O'Neill

ColinD - Lead - 29/May/12

Brown - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Lily

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/12

Amazing climb, well worth three stars and a top50 spot. Sustained 5a I reckon, but the protection is superb in the lower crack while the climbing flows through the bulge very nicely indeed. Despite this, I felt exposed and Steve got a barrage of increasingly excited blasphemy...
Sam Cooke - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with stevetheleg

stevetheleg - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with Sam Cooke

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/12

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 27/Mar/12 with Rob Middleton

fifth - 2012

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with Martin Veale, Louise Pellett

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/11

pauldr - 2nd - 29/Sep/11 with andy

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

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/11

riff156 - Lead dog - 20/Aug/11 with Jo Smith

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11 with Flash, Andy F

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

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

took the arete to start as the direct start was a bit grubby.
Steven Andrews - 2nd - 27/Jun/11 with Richard Lines

Stolen from a showery forecast and bathed in evening sunshine! A super climb.
Hoyes - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Rachel B

Bottom is hard for the short, top is hard for the weak! The gear is bomber though
Batt - 2nd - 21/Jun/11 with James Hoyes

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

JRae - 2nd - 21/May/11 with 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

Rested below the bulging crack, Very good route!
howlingbaboon - Lead dog - 25/Apr/11 with Scott

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/11

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

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

catblack - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Andy Barker

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 27/Jun/10

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

liamoloughlin - Lead - 12/Jun/10

Ram MkiV - Lead β - 24/May/10 with Ivan, tez

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

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

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/May/10

Pilch - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Graham

Al's warm up route! I had one fall over the bulge as didn't know whether to trust the chockstone.
embob - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/09 with Alex

OMG how good is this!!
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

Steep crack line, fluffed it on the bulge...
Alex Thompson - 2nd dog - 05/Jul/09 with Mike Hibbert

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Jun/09

dominic lee - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with mike waters

Started more directly using the thin cracks to right of arete. Mike led off, but fell on the crux. I took over and led through. Careful footwork eases the strenousness. The crux is well protected and consists of a set of steep moves.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 02/Jun/09 with Mike Tempest

Jon Dittman - 2nd - 02/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/09

Felt tough F6a. Started on cracks to the right - seemed 5b. Hard pumpy bit through overhang.
dashitboarder - TR - 31/May/09 with Dad and Jess

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/09

Stunning route, best of the day (probably the crag too).
slacky - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Nick Taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Apr/09

Tony Little - 2nd - 21/Apr/09 with Dan

Started more directly using thin cracks to right of arete.
max_chan - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Lou

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

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

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

mark s - Lead O/S - 2008 with andi,rach

John Kettle - 11/Aug/07

Shad - 2nd - May/07

swoosh - 2nd dog - 29/Apr/07 with robin gay

swoosh - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07 with Jamie Armatage

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07

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

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Aug/06

ChrisJD - Lead - 12/Aug/06 with rc

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

colin milton - Lead - 28/Jul/06 with horace

spacey - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with paul evans

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 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

Hidden - 2nd β - 21/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 17/Aug/05

maybe_si - Lead O/S - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/05

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2005 with Ian Wyatt

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Sep/04

Trobbo - 2nd - 05/Jul/04 with mark humphries

cem - 2nd O/S - 16/May/04 with Rod Strachan

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/03

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

malc - Lead dog - 14/Aug/03 with CH

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/03

lithos - 2nd - 10/Jul/03 with Andy Birtwistle

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/03 with gary wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/01

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

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

Hidden - 2nd β - 05/Sep/99

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/97 with Joe

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/97 with James Tracey

jcw - Jun/97 with Martin Harris

colin milton - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/95 with eric milton

Hidden - 2nd - 08/May/95

Gordon Stainforth - 23/Jul/94 with Steve Dean

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jul/94

charlesmfrench - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/93 with Andy Wingfield

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

AlanLittle - 2nd - 1992 with Carl Blakeley

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/82

babymoac - Lead - 25/Apr/82 with Jerry Codling

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/81

Tom V - 1980

Nigel Bond - Lead - 15/Jul/79 with Tony Cuddy, Martin Crosby

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

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/78

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Voting
Total votes cast 201
hard E10 of 68
E10 of 68
easy E11 of 68
hard HVS13 of 68
HVS44 of 68
easy HVS10 of 68
hard VS0 of 68
VS0 of 68
easy VS0 of 68
hard 5b0 of 67
5b0 of 67
easy 5b3 of 67
hard 5a20 of 67
5a42 of 67
easy 5a2 of 67
hard 4c0 of 67
4c0 of 67
easy 4c0 of 67
3 Stars53 of 66
2 Stars13 of 66
1 Star0 of 66
0 Stars0 of 66
Bag of .....0 of 66
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 165 (0.6%)
Lead89 of 165 (53.9%)
Followed62 of 165 (37.6%)
Toproped1 of 165 (0.6%)
Alt Leads2 of 165 (1.2%)
Unknown10 of 165 (6.1%)

'Climbed'73 of 165 (44.2%)
clean O/S69 of 165 (41.8%)
clean β4 of 165 (2.4%)
clean rpt6 of 165 (3.6%)
dogged13 of 165 (7.9%)