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Pitoned Crack HVS 5b

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12m. The thin crack is gained from the next route. Once aided and still manages to be a little artificial. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 22 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

This HVS is so eliminate it's bullshit. At any time you can basically reach left or right and place gear/ use the holds of the two adjacent routes to the point where even when you reach the top of the crack and the holds run out it's not at all obvious whether you are even allowed to use a hold right in front of your face which may prevent you from falling off.
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/14 with Nottingham University climbing club, Alkis Tsapanidis

Alkis - 2nd - 01/Mar/14 with Jack Bradbrook

Fell from the top out. Great crack, stiff at HVS, not so good or difficult if you end up climbing the HS next to it.
JimboWizbo - Lead dnf - 01/Mar/14 with Beth

Hidden - 2014

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Tom Doldon - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12 with John Doldon

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

Sam Melville - 2012

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with R8JimBob88

Felt quite intimidating when I got to the bottom of the crack so threw the towel in! I know I can do it, just another one of those head games I suppose.
R8JimBob88 - Lead dnf - 16/May/10 with James

Hidden - 2nd - 2010

hardest hvs ever!!
robman - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - May/06

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Oct/05

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

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 19/Jul/86 with Martin Veale

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Total votes cast 7
hard E10 of 3
E10 of 3
easy E10 of 3
hard HVS2 of 3
HVS1 of 3
easy HVS0 of 3
hard VS0 of 3
VS0 of 3
easy VS0 of 3
hard 5c0 of 3
5c0 of 3
easy 5c0 of 3
hard 5b1 of 3
5b2 of 3
easy 5b0 of 3
hard 5a0 of 3
5a0 of 3
easy 5a0 of 3
3 Stars0 of 1
2 Stars0 of 1
1 Star0 of 1
0 Stars0 of 1
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Style of ascent

Lead10 of 22 (45.5%)
Followed10 of 22 (45.5%)
Unknown2 of 22 (9.1%)

'Climbed'9 of 22 (40.9%)
clean O/S11 of 22 (50.0%)
dnf2 of 22 (9.1%)