Pod Crack HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
10m. Climb the thin cracks past the pod to a final groove. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
E1 5c in BMC Kinder guide

FA. Jim Rubery 1984

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List.

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This climb is in 53 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

6a all day long if you take a strict aprroach, left left, slap rite no way on earth hvs!
Andy Peak 1 - Lead - 19/Sep/15 with Pete o Donovan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead dog - 03/Jun/15

bryce.dorin - 2nd dog - 03/Jun/15 with dunnyg

Climbed the Y cracks to the top. Fell off the first go, tried again and led clean. Felt steady second go but significantly harder than hvs 5b.
MichaelGallimore - Lead rpt - 03/May/15 with Brendan, Rob

John Higgs - Solo dnf - 19/Apr/15 with Andy Morley

kermit_uk - Lead dog - 13/Jul/14 with Michelle

Sustained, really felt like I'd earned an E1, hard for the grade but good gears
Andrew Abraham - Lead dog - 21/Jun/14 with Dan Timmis, Ky

alaan - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/14

Tried this four times from the ground but ended up having one rest at the pod then finished it would like to come back and get it clean, bloody hard for the grade more like top end E2!
Bloke on a Rope - Lead dog - 18/May/14 with Jake, Matt

Within about 3 inches of the onsight.
RFWilkie - Lead dog - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 2014

jshields - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Roman Jivkov

rob 528 - Lead dog - 2013

eddiem1 - TR β - 26/Oct/12

nic42 - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12 with mike

gw3285 - TR - 08/Aug/12

gw3285 - Lead - 08/Aug/12

Tom Doldon - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/12 with John Doldon

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/May/12

Hard and sustained. Might have got it second go if I hadn't nearly de-gloved a finger in a jam.
Alex Winter - Lead dog - 20/May/12 with C. Prescott

a fall at the beginning, then and almighty hail storm came in just as the climbing got easy at the top, lost my hat and had to stand pointing away from the hail for about 5 mins, then beautiful weather just after that! an experience
timmyhobby - Lead dog - 03/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Tough beasty.
riddle - Lead dog - 14/Aug/11 with Yasmina

tough! feet popped off trying to get into the pod but just held it.
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Nick

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Jul/11

I had a rest before the crux. Surprised to find it was still pretty hard a few years after my first attempt, when I was spanked. To be fair my arms were still tired from the previous day, but nevertheless... I shall come back! Good value for the grade!
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 12/Jun/11 with Ed P

Felt a bit 'ard for HVS 5B (Western Grit) had trouble getting intop the niche, maybe i'll try it when I can lead harder than E1
Ketu - Lead dnf - 08/May/11 with Charles M

got to the crux (the flare crack) and fell glanced the floor was lucky to a point, gear is good but its pumpy climbing and theres a point u need to place gear and go for it, pretty harsh jamming crack will prob avoid unless with a mat next time
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dnf - 25/Apr/11 with Phil Craven

Need to get better a finger cracks!Very Desperate and took very big fall!
Sam Simpson - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/11 with JNewbiggin

Hidden - TR dnf - 15/Jul/10

Too windy to lead anything so stuck a rope on this!
WillCass - TR - 15/Jul/10 with Si

Hidden - Lead - May/10

Top section desperate. If you stick to the two thin cracks and don't reach out far left or right then its neither E1 nor 5c in my opinion! I've done far easier E3's!
John_Hat - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/09

Stoff - TR - May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/09

deejmonkey - 2nd - 15/Mar/09 with Tom

tomparrott - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with DJ

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/08

one rest, not E1
John Marsland - 2nd dog - 23/Aug/08 with Goi

A bit dirty. Undergraded as well.
goi.ashmore - Lead RP - 23/Aug/08 with John Marsland

dennett - Lead dog - 10/Aug/08 with calvin dennett

dennett - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with calvin dennett

Hidden - Lead dog - 2007

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 17/Jun/06

Fell on to Adam's lunch box on a rock (with the rope stretch), as a cam popped out, unexpectedly. Close call.
masa-alpin - Lead dnf - 17/Jun/06 with Adam W

Utterly desperate!
Stig - Lead dog - 20/Sep/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - 2nd RP - 02/May/04 with John Nightingale

adamwesthead - Lead dnf - 10/Aug/00 with Taylor

phardman - Lead O/S - 14/May/00 with Teresa

robtrooper - 1996

uphillnow - Lead - 1985

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