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Masochism HVS 5b

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[Masochism and Wellingtons, Ramshaw, 2 kb]10m. The two-tiered crack is an almighty thrash - enjoy! © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, 50 cracks to Squamish, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

Photo: Masochism and Wellingtons, Ramshaw © Ben Taylor 1989
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 11 wishlists.

soph - 2nd - 23/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith

pearson9596 - Lead dog - 20/Jul/14 with Pete Cawley

2/31. Brutal, lost feeling in the back of one hand. It still hasn't come back. Absolute joke at HVS 5b (but we all knew that already).
Nick Russell - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with Alex Winter

2 on Staffordshire nose. Brilliant sandbag.
Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/14

dan gibson - 29/Jun/14 with michael porter

morganator - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/14 with Lindy Smith, Sophie Whyte

soph - 2nd rpt - 21/May/14 with Lindy Smith

soph - Lead dog - 24/Apr/14 with Lindy Smith

Brilliant climbing! Just have to find the good hand jam on the top and its easy, didn't stop me fluffing it first go:-)
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 12/Mar/14

Very Pleasant
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Little Chris

Climbster - 2nd β - 01/Sep/13 with Ian

Tried this without taping up and almost instantly regretted it! Put some tape on for 2nd try and got it! Defo felt more like E1 especially without a big cam for top crack.
Bloke on a Rope - Lead RP - 01/Sep/13 with Matt

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Aug/13

andi turner - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with pete bridgwood

andi turner - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/12

Number Two of the attempt on the Staffordshire Nose
Brown - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Andy R

Jamming practice. Fuckin painful!
Adam Booth - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with Ed Booth

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

Matt Harle - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Tom Pilgrim

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Feb/12

JamieSparkes - Lead β - 25/Feb/12 with alex minshall, Huw

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/11

HVS my left. will tape up and get back on it.
benkelsey - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/11 with Remus Knowles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

Ky - Lead dnf - Apr/11 with Donk

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11

ouch...this is hard!
JamieSparkes - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11 with Huw

switch - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with James

grady - Lead - Sep/10

It took numerous attempts before I managed to get more than about two feet off the floor, but got it clean in the end. Thought the the top crack was OK. Brutal but brilliant.
kingholmesy - Lead RP - 2010 with Tony Stone

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/09

Pleased just to get up the thing. I did the bottom half to the ledge clean which is good. Should probably have onsighted teh top half ut got knackered and wasnt sure I could down climb. Im poor at offwidths. Its desperate for HVS and 5b.
Si dH - Lead dog - 17/Aug/09 with Neil Furniss

painful thrash but addictive enough that i want another attempt
Mr Wild - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/08 with David Kettle

the first bit is ok,good jams.the top part is harder
mark s - Lead - 29/Sep/07 with andi t

Brutal - don't do it! Tape up if you have to try it!
Steve Banham - Lead dnf - 14/Mar/07 with Nigel M

The grade is a joke. The bottom crack is easy, the top is a 'mare.
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 19/Sep/06 with Arnaud Garcon

mark s - 2005

Hidden - 2003

Roget - Lead O/S - 31/May/01

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Voting
Total votes cast 20
hard E10 of 7
E10 of 7
easy E15 of 7
hard HVS1 of 7
HVS1 of 7
easy HVS0 of 7
hard VS0 of 7
VS0 of 7
easy VS0 of 7
hard 5c0 of 6
5c1 of 6
easy 5c4 of 6
hard 5b1 of 6
5b0 of 6
easy 5b0 of 6
hard 5a0 of 6
5a0 of 6
easy 5a0 of 6
3 Stars3 of 7
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Style of ascent

Lead27 of 41 (65.9%)
Followed9 of 41 (22.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 41 (2.4%)
Unknown4 of 41 (9.8%)

'Climbed'14 of 41 (34.1%)
clean O/S8 of 41 (19.5%)
clean β2 of 41 (4.9%)
clean rpt2 of 41 (4.9%)
clean RP4 of 41 (9.8%)
dogged3 of 41 (7.3%)
dnf8 of 41 (19.5%)