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The Nose* VS 4b

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[Richard at the top of The Nose (HS 4b) Castle Naze, 2 kb]12m. Climb leftwards out of the recess (wide bridging?) to a slot then step back right onto the top of the overhang and climb the crucial upper arete which is not well-protected. © ROCKFAX
This get HS in BMC Kinder guide, VS in Rockfax, left it as VS as 39 ascents have already been logged.

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Richard at the top of The Nose (HS 4b) Castle Naze © PeteWilson
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 212 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Patrick Green - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/14 with Andy Deans

Matt_C9716 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14

kermit_uk - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Michelle

Rosie Henstock - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Tom Green

TGreen - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Rosie Henstock

Ron - 2nd rpt - 24/Jun/14 with Steve G, Clive

Nick Sherring - 2nd β - 21/Jun/14 with Marc Lloyd

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Nick Sherring

Albachoss - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/14

Stoff - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with gpcomps

gpcomps - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/14 with Chris Bridgland

quantized - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Phil Kirk

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Adam Butler

r.greaves - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Ian smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

bullybones - 2nd - 27/Sep/13 with Neil

Slipped whilst trying to remove an awkward nut at the start but climbed clean from ground up after this.
gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Paul

Great moves up the arete at the end, made much easier with a heel hook.
embob - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/13

sambosanquet101 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Francy Carranza

jshields - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Ben Devonport, Roman Jivkov

bendevonport - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Jon Shields

gpcomps - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13 with Chris Bridgland

Stoff - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/13 with gpcomps

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13

jjridley - 19/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/May/13

Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Will

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12

ashtond6 - Lead - 14/Oct/12

YoungYuk - TR O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - TR - 29/Sep/12

3kidsandanorton - Lead - 15/Sep/12 with Kay

JamesLloyd - TR O/S - 04/Sep/12

petekeron - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/12 with Solo

Great Route, plenty of variety - Jams, bridging and a fine arrete to finish. Very well protected. Would give it HS 4b not VS 4b.
stratandrew - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Philip Jarvis

sputnik - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/12 with Mrs Z

c00kie - 2nd - 04/Aug/12 with Gavin

ozzie35 - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/12

ozzie35 - 2nd - 01/Aug/12

tombazal - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Leonhamnett - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Shaun Humphreys

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/12

R2B - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/12

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Lewis M

Climbster - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Leslie

thought this was only a severe! nice route though, worth a star i thought.
PeteWilson - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12 with Richard Hale

Hidden - Lead - 24/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12

kozzi - 2nd - 21/Mar/12 with John-Henry

John-Henry - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12 with Nic Koslover

Duncan 88 - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

detoured to go up the gully as I was sketchy about the moves near the top and the quality of the rock for a placement.
scotty h - Lead dnf - 06/Nov/11 with Matt Snell

joemallia - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Fidel Sciamanna

lewiz - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11 with Mishtu Tiwary, Vlad Vishnyakov

mishtu - 2nd - 16/Oct/11 with lewiz

I bridged the first part and think it would have been harder than 4b had I not done this. The top section felt a bit exposed for a couple of mobves.
Allan FW - Lead - 01/Oct/11 with George

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 14/Aug/11

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/11

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

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/11

PhilCartwright - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Alex Shermer, Phil Smith

DanT - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with James Moore

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11

Steve J P - 2nd - 04/May/11 with BW

Bernie Wylde - Lead - 04/May/11 with bob, sp

deklan - Solo - 26/Apr/11

jamesgodwin64 - Solo rpt - 25/Apr/11 with Phil Craven

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11

lidiaMalecka - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/11

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 23/Mar/11

Rachel Slater - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11 with Chi Huo Cheng

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/11

possibly cheated right at the top.
gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/11 with Chris

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

when the guide book says the upper part isn't well protected, it means there's no gear in the top 3rd.
gregoldridge - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Mark Peasley

Burty21 - 2nd O/S - 13/Oct/10

pauldr - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/10 with andy

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

joeruckus - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

BennoC - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Stace

staceated - 2nd - 10/Aug/10 with ben

colin milton - Lead - 05/Aug/10 with James Oswald

Not bad
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Colin Milton

Good value. Bottom bit fun
Batt - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Si Coldrick

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Mel, Rich

Nick Rundall - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Adam Youd, Jon Taylor

shed_hed - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/10

proberbly soft VS or stiff HS. I took the overhang slightly more direct than the book shows.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Dan Money

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Little Dan

maybe_si - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

mol - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Jesse

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 20/Jun/10 with Molly Thompson

wrapped in bacon - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Rob

andy_e - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

jamesgodwin64 - Solo - 16/May/10 with R8JimBob88

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/10

cooper leek - Lead O/S - 12/May/10 with pete

wilkie14c - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with Dave Clarke

Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/10 with Ben Wallace

heavy Belay - 2nd - 23/Apr/10 with Fisher

Kev's lead. Great climb - loved it.
charley - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Clare, Steve Fletcher, Ange, Geoff, Kev

Kev's lead
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Kevin Tithe

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Charley Fell

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Clare Jennings

Pete Dalzell - Lead - 06/Mar/10 with Dan R

dswansonlow - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Tom Green

Derek Furze - 2010

What's the point? A complete non-line.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Emily Cropton

Emily Cropton - 2nd - 08/Nov/09 with Will Hunt

pauldr - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with paul farmer

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 17/Oct/09 with Paul

tompilgrem - Lead β - 26/Sep/09 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

Chris led
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with mark H, Chris Gardner

Very nice climb.
minaturechris - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Stacey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/09

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Bob/Tom

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Dad

malc - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09 with Paul S

nic42 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Em

Em66 - 2nd - 22/Apr/09 with MUMC

Jon Dittman - Lead - 19/Apr/09

matthias13 - Lead - 11/Apr/09 with Colin Matthias

jscoles - Lead O/S - 2009 with Tom Baker

summo - 2009

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Martin Stevens

very pleasant. Protection was fine
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08

rockman - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/08 with Andrew Edwards, Tim Edwards

timcedwards - Lead - 26/Sep/08 with Geoff Mee

ed edwards - Lead - 26/Sep/08 with rockman

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/08

Barry D - 2nd - 19/Sep/08 with Andy H

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/08

Dux - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08 with Andy Smith

Heinrich - TR O/S - 01/Aug/08 with Gaz

leon - Lead - Aug/08 with Andrew Southam

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

snakebite - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/08 with Jim Graham

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/08

CJE - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Simon Clarkson

Trigoc - 2nd - Mar/08 with Phil

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

eirenutter - 02/Nov/07 with sean, lora, beth, lydia

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

Lovely climb. Good pro too.
alj - 2nd - 06/Aug/07 with leon skeldon

leon - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Amanda Skeldon

Rampikino - Lead - 27/Jul/07 with Cat

chris_r - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

JonBray - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07

Laffco - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07 with Dave Duddleston

tontopink - Lead - 07/May/07

gregarding - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/07 with Donna Nichamin

adam carless - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/06

Charles - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/06 with Tom Fox

FrankW - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/06 with Levi

Cameron13 - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/06 with Mark Williamson

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/06 with Gordon, kim

welsh kim - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/06 with Oli lead, Gordon seconded

maffujones - Lead - 18/Jun/06 with Adam Quinn

Nicos - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/06 with keith leonard

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/May/06

ChrisBrooke - Lead rpt - 05/May/06 with Carole Baker

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/05 with Carmen

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/05

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

cem - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 20/Mar/05

FrankW - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/04 with Chris R

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Andy Hobbs

BlueJohn - 27/Jun/04

julian allen - Lead O/S - 01/May/04

hedgehog77 - Lead - 04/Sep/03

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 21/Jun/03 with Arthur Austin

Reds - 2nd - 14/Jun/03 with Mat

Laramadness - Solo - 18/Mar/03

Hidden - 2003

Forshaw
adamwesthead - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/00 with Taylor

Roget - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/99

Soloed 30/8/99
Iain Thow - 2nd - 29/Apr/98 with Phil Drake

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/91

Andy Say - Solo - 23/Sep/87

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 17/Apr/85

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/84

Hidden - Solo - 08/Jun/76

mikej - Solo - 12/Oct/74

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
hirving, SuperLee1985, mmmhumous, PeteWilson

Voting
Total votes cast 82
hard HVS0 of 28
HVS0 of 28
easy HVS0 of 28
hard VS0 of 28
VS5 of 28
easy VS11 of 28
hard HS12 of 28
HS0 of 28
easy HS0 of 28
hard 4c0 of 28
4c0 of 28
easy 4c0 of 28
hard 4b0 of 28
4b23 of 28
easy 4b5 of 28
hard 4a0 of 28
4a0 of 28
easy 4a0 of 28
3 Stars0 of 26
2 Stars13 of 26
1 Star13 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed28 of 212 (13.2%)
Lead104 of 212 (49.1%)
Followed66 of 212 (31.1%)
Toproped6 of 212 (2.8%)
Unknown8 of 212 (3.8%)

'Climbed'77 of 212 (36.3%)
clean O/S122 of 212 (57.5%)
clean β3 of 212 (1.4%)
clean rpt9 of 212 (4.2%)
dnf1 of 212 (0.5%)