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The Swinger** VS 4c

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12m. Swing up and left using the diagonal breaks to a good rest before finishing up the steep and exposed arete. © ROCKFAX
FA. Martin Boysen 1972
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This climb is in 40 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with Dave Brock

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Satoshi Kimura

dirty! couple of cool moves low down though, gets HVS in my guide wich seems fair
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Andrew Graham

Really good start which is *just* about protectable - although nice soft landing on the grass. BUT couldn't fathom the top bit. The top section (after the soggy ledge) seems even less protectable, and would land on a nasty hard ledge. Top bit definitely not VS.
thomasaneurinsmith - Lead dnf - 14/Oct/12 with Stuart Reeves

stuaart - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Thomas Smith

timmyhobby - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12

Very soggy, could do the last bit
Ceridwen - 2nd dnf - 06/Apr/12 with Tim Hobby

Hidden - 2012

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Nick/D

Nice line- crux moves on lower wall are unprotected- would suggest HVS.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11 with Tom/Nic

Dan Geh - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11 with dan geh

jmjw - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Dan P

Never vs. Good route.
donkster - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/10 with pete buswell, ben

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Rob Highland, Ruth Colston, Jimmy Highland

RuthC - 2nd - 21/Jun/10 with Matt Maynard

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/10

Hexman - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Rich I

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Jon Read - Solo - 15/Mar/09 with andi turner

Nice delicate moves left at the start.
Karlos - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/08 with Ben

great first moves across the face, really nice. a bit pants in the middle but the top section is good too.not sure its VS 4c. HVS 5a??
gb83 - Lead - 25/Aug/08 with masa

masa-alpin - 2nd β - 25/Aug/08 with Graeme B

Good climbing but hard for the grade - felt 5a both at the bottom and the top! Also the top was bold for the leader.
Si dH - 2nd O/S - 13/May/08 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead - 29/Mar/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead dnf - 30/Jun/06

Bit of a mucky and awkward route, don't think it deserves the stars.
adam carless - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/06 with Nick Smith - UKC

Hidden - 2003

Gary Coggon - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/01 with Mike Block

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1998

andrew300169 - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/93 with Pom

nai - Solo - 1991

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/90

Hidden - Solo - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 14/Oct/84

Did a route up the arÍte of this buttress. It was called the Nell and it finished up the final crack of Screwy Driver.
mikej - Solo - 18/Apr/81 with Bob Lewis, Mike Mason

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ben Taylor 1989, Hidden, b.hayley, gazbonutter

Voting
Total votes cast 36
hard HVS0 of 13
HVS1 of 13
easy HVS10 of 13
hard VS2 of 13
VS0 of 13
easy VS0 of 13
hard HS0 of 13
HS0 of 13
easy HS0 of 13
hard 5a0 of 13
5a1 of 13
easy 5a9 of 13
hard 4c3 of 13
4c0 of 13
easy 4c0 of 13
hard 4b0 of 13
4b0 of 13
easy 4b0 of 13
3 Stars1 of 10
2 Stars3 of 10
1 Star5 of 10
0 Stars0 of 10
Bag of .....1 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 40 (17.5%)
Lead19 of 40 (47.5%)
Followed10 of 40 (25.0%)
Unknown4 of 40 (10.0%)

'Climbed'17 of 40 (42.5%)
clean O/S19 of 40 (47.5%)
clean β1 of 40 (2.5%)
dnf3 of 40 (7.5%)