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Socket Wall* S 4a

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A fine little climb that packs a mean punch low down. Start at the right end of the overhangs at the base of the pock-marked wall. 14m. Make a steep pull up and left to good holds above the overhang and then make another hard move to enter the base of a small corner. Follow this more easily to the top. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 135 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Jamiet297 - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Stuart Fox

neiloutdoors - 2nd - 08/Mar/14 with SDMC

Easy. Spot on at the grade.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/13 with Andy March

SteveM - Lead - 24/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with SteveM

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13 with Beth Frampton

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/13

HIGHTOWER - 2nd - 10/Aug/13 with Arran Glencross

coulnd't figure out the moves to get past the overhanging start. tried and escaped twice.
Zerocks - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13 with Anne

Zerocks - 2nd RP - 01/Jun/13 with Anne

perranman - 21/May/13 with James berwick

Had to have a rest after putting the pro in before the crux. Strenuous!
jhb0510 - Lead dog - 21/May/13 with Dave Webster

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/13

rockpool - Lead - 01/Apr/13 with wendy mathews

Wendy Watthews - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/13 with rockpool

First moves heavy on the arms but quickly gets easier
A Walker - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Skip

4a? Reeeally?
Dave192939 - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Rebecca Parfrey

manbat - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Matthew Box

Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Matt george

Blue68 - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12

hotfeet - Lead - 16/Sep/12 with Mark MacDonald

timreynolds - Lead - 09/Sep/12 with Matt Reynolds

mad matt - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Tim Reynolds

Pumpy start.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Dave P

cornishmackem - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/12

Tough start!
neilstubbs - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Stefan Parkin

Ok climb hardest moves at the bottom.
Felix Ottey - Lead - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/12

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Arul Umapathy

Theantoff - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Steve Hull

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12 with pierce ferris

Jo Nosworthy - Lead O/S - 11/May/12 with Philippa Arding

Hidden - Solo - 12/Apr/12

cem - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead - 07/Apr/12

Slick - 2nd - 07/Apr/12 with Isabel Evans

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Dad

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Tom

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/12 with Harry Martin

JenDurden - 2nd - 03/Mar/12 with Tom Downes

popov86 - Lead - 16/Feb/12

arandall - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Rebecca Palfrey

gingerking - Lead - Jan/12 with Emma Wilson

Placing opposing nuts on overhanging terrain is unusual at the grade...
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with ah

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/11

Jenny Seaborne - TR O/S - 24/Jul/11

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Katherine Torr

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/11

Ieuan - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with Sam Marland

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/11

pudding - Solo rpt - 08/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11

alex thackway - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11 with Dave m

francois - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with Adam, Doug

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 29/May/11 with Veronika Slabjarova

Definite HS 4b, although at least the hard moves are reasonably well protected. Had to rest on the rope a couple of times while I worked out the pull up from the flake.
Blisco - Lead dog - 29/May/11 with Mat Mitchell

DanLear - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Andy Pemberton

andy_pemberton - 2nd - May/11 with Dan Lear

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Chris Smith

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

Sandbag start.
Ann S - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Andy Bond

Harri777 - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Stephen

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Mike Chalis

Martin Stevens - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Mervyn L.

DaNo123 - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Hannah

Barry D - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Trish

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/11

pudding - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/11 with mike mason, john phethean

rockmaverick - 2nd O/S - Apr/11 with Ian Ackerley

mark schramm - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Chaman, Chris E

Chaman - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11 with Chris Ebbutt, Mark Schramm

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Mark, chaman

mbradberry2008 - Solo O/S - 23/Jan/11

flyinfrenchy - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11

SamChessell - 2nd O/S - 23/Jan/11 with George King

gingerking - Lead O/S - Jan/11 with Sam Chessell

Meaty
Mayo - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/10 with Erin Bastian

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/10

Thought it was tough for the grade. Really good though.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Pete

riddle - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/10 with Yasmina

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/10

petellis - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with mattyork2

alaan - Solo O/S - 29/Aug/10

mattyork2 - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis

tommytuffa - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with ollie b

3 Names - 2nd - 05/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Phil PBC - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10

Eike - Lead β - 03/May/10 with Chawn Harlow

five - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/10 with AV

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10

3kidsandamortgage - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with Kay

sparbus - AltLd - 22/Oct/09 with mike b

Greasey (it had rained the day before)
ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Ian

Master Chief - 2nd O/S - 12/Nov/08 with Nick

Rusty2406 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/08 with Master Chief

Pete Horn - Lead O/S - 23/Dec/07 with Brother Rich

Richard Horn - 2nd - 23/Dec/07

Hidden - 07/Oct/07

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/07 with John Inkpen

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Subwaycups - Lead O/S - Jun/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/06 with crossdressingrodney

Couldn't get off the floor at first then couldn't get over the bulge. Lowered off, left a load of gear at the bottom and went for it again, this time finding a good high hold. Sandbag?
crossdressingrodney - Lead dog - 03/Aug/06 with victim of mathematics

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/05

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/04 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/03

dicky79 - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Mike Bottomley

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - Jun/03 with Laura

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/02

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 18/May/00 with Claire Graham

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 1999

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/98

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/98

John Southworth - Apr/98 with Andy MacNae

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/97

iskra2000 - Lead - 02/Jun/96 with John Dale

colin milton - Lead - 01/Jul/95 with eric milton

Ashley Hold - Solo - 21/Jun/92

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/90

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/85

keefe - 1985

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
David Wynne, benlawlor85, Alan100, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 112
hard HS0 of 41
HS0 of 41
easy HS21 of 41
hard S14 of 41
S5 of 41
easy S1 of 41
hard HVD0 of 41
HVD0 of 41
easy HVD0 of 41
hard 4b0 of 39
4b0 of 39
easy 4b29 of 39
hard 4a4 of 39
4a6 of 39
easy 4a0 of 39
hard 3c0 of 39
3c0 of 39
easy 3c0 of 39
3 Stars0 of 32
2 Stars3 of 32
1 Star23 of 32
0 Stars6 of 32
Bag of .....0 of 32
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Style of ascent

Soloed8 of 135 (5.9%)
Lead70 of 135 (51.9%)
Followed50 of 135 (37.0%)
Toproped1 of 135 (0.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 135 (0.7%)
Unknown5 of 135 (3.7%)

'Climbed'53 of 135 (39.3%)
clean O/S74 of 135 (54.8%)
clean β1 of 135 (0.7%)
clean rpt2 of 135 (1.5%)
clean RP1 of 135 (0.7%)
dogged3 of 135 (2.2%)
dnf1 of 135 (0.7%)