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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 152 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Aug/14

RFWilkie - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/14

mdjb - 23/Jul/14

Tough for the grade, almost fell off on the first few moves!
Hamish777 - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Andrea

andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Hamish

beakerburgess - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Jess, Joe Mccarty

THUG
partz - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Adam Walker, Leah Hewitt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14

hotfeet - 2nd - 10/Jun/14 with Jason Smeeth

I blame exams for unfitness, and got pretty pumped after the first few moves, but a great position and route for Severe.
JoeCoxson - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with George King

Skullfire - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Jun Minohara

clams - Lead - May/14 with Catherine

gingerking - Solo - May/14 with Joe Coxson

CatMc - 2nd dog - May/14 with clams

jhb0510 - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/14 with Paul Hooper

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

drysori - 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 - 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

Hidden - 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

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

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

nickdonohue - Lead - Sep/09 with Jim Barritt

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 120
hard HS2 of 44
HS1 of 44
easy HS21 of 44
hard S14 of 44
S5 of 44
easy S1 of 44
hard HVD0 of 44
HVD0 of 44
easy HVD0 of 44
hard 4b2 of 42
4b0 of 42
easy 4b29 of 42
hard 4a5 of 42
4a6 of 42
easy 4a0 of 42
hard 3c0 of 42
3c0 of 42
easy 3c0 of 42
3 Stars0 of 34
2 Stars3 of 34
1 Star25 of 34
0 Stars6 of 34
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Style of ascent

Soloed9 of 152 (5.9%)
Lead78 of 152 (51.3%)
Followed57 of 152 (37.5%)
Toproped1 of 152 (0.7%)
Alt Leads1 of 152 (0.7%)
Unknown6 of 152 (3.9%)

'Climbed'60 of 152 (39.5%)
clean O/S81 of 152 (53.3%)
clean β1 of 152 (0.7%)
clean rpt3 of 152 (2.0%)
clean RP1 of 152 (0.7%)
dogged4 of 152 (2.6%)
dnf2 of 152 (1.3%)