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Combs Climb* S 4a

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[Amusing but probably pointless heel hook at the top of Combs climb, 3 kb]8m. The thin crack throughout. A good sustained micro-route though avoiding a foot in the previous climb might be difficult. © ROCKFAX
FA. Dave Gregory 1984

Photo: Amusing but probably pointless heel hook at the top of Combs climb © Landy_Dom
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 226 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

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

si_green99 - 2nd - 23/Jul/14 with Owen Raybould

Jonny M - TR O/S - 19/Jul/14 with Other

AlexanderRyanBanks - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/14

Dan Crook - 2nd - 22/Jun/14

mike pearson - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Don't like e3s - Lead - 31/May/14 with Terri

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Richard Hemes

steven - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Brian Hull

Hidden - 2nd β - 05/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

andy_d - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/14

NickyC - Solo - 18/Apr/14 with Zain Karim

fuzzysheep01 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Tom Morris

TomGB - Lead RP - 29/Mar/14 with Joe

TCarrick - 14/Dec/13

TJ Mather - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/13

Started to rain, rock got slippy, and fell.... gave up
Dom Bloomfield - 2nd dnf - 09/Nov/13 with Tom mather

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Aug/13

blackholesun - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13

jshields - 2nd - 07/Jul/13 with Ben Devonport, Roman Jivkov

bendevonport - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Jon Shields

MatthewH - Lead - 01/Jul/13

snapperdan - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/13

willson - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with chris, Wills

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/13

HB1 - 2nd rpt - 31/May/13 with KB

nacmacfeeglexx08 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Cathrine Murphy, Ciaren Gallagher, Dominic Gallagher

Lead clean on sight. Lovely climb delicate and balancy with more gear than you can shake a stick at. Amusing but probably unnecessary heel hook near the top. Really enjoyed this one.
Landy_Dom - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Catherine, Ciaran Gallagher, Mike Bailey

anaesthetic - 2nd O/S - 19/May/13 with Steve, Dave

Kyrros - Lead - 10/May/13

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Alex Y

tombradshaw123 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/13

Jones_d - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Mike Dowsett

Kept true, it had a tricky couple of moves for the grade but on good gear.
skittles - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13

Commando - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Sam Crab

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Mar/13

sputnik - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Mrs Z

maria85 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Judith

No problems. May have gone a bit too far left at the bottom, but hopefully traversed right in time to claim the tick!
The Norris - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Gavin

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Simon Piron

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/12 with Kasha

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Sep/12

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 23/Sep/12

Jeff
jvarmstrong - Lead - 16/Sep/12

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

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

Duncan 88 - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Andrew Bladon

LeeWithers1987 - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

LesserTrochanter - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/12 with Anne Boardman

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jun/12

kenneM - Lead - Jun/12 with James Wyatt

Would give this HS avoiding using footholds on Layback which I did just for the complete tick.
valentinesbabe - Lead rpt - 27/May/12 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Angela Paul

gd303uk - 2nd O/S - 25/May/12 with birdie num num

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 06/May/12

MJP - 2nd - 06/May/12

sting - Solo - 05/May/12

kwaidy - Solo - 05/May/12

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/12

Leonhamnett - 2nd - 28/Mar/12

RichyBOYY - Lead - 28/Mar/12 with Andy Pearson

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo - 21/Mar/12

timmyhobby - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/12

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 15/Oct/11

Stevebratt - 2nd β - 15/Oct/11 with Jase

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Sep/11

may have strayed...
katherinesydney - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with steve mount

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/11

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

p_won - Lead - Aug/11 with ric eliot

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/11

Tough at the grade
mattgrange - 2nd - 15/Jun/11

Gashworth - Lead - 05/Jun/11

paul79 - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

sam coward - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Helen

Hidden - TR dnf - 19/Apr/11

RachaelB - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with Rob Battams

P Rogers - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/11 with matty

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/11

A tricky little crack climb.
gravity - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Max Adamson

jo86 - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

simonward - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11

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

Faffed around for so long and got so pumped I nearly fell off. Good crack climbing.
simonscubadiver - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/11 with Dave Kendrick

Kendrick - 2nd - 16/Mar/11 with Si

Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 05/Mar/11

Hidden - 30/Jan/11

Andyp89 - Lead O/S - Jan/11

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

eazyclimbing - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with heather

Heather Louise Wilson - 2nd β - 25/Oct/10 with eazyclimbing

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

ciaran1999 - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/10 with hannah, tom

Hidden - Lead - 13/Oct/10

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

Steeve - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/10

a stiff coouple of moves if you don't cheat
Pilch - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Graham

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/10

Shane-Smith - Lead - 11/Aug/10 with Tiff

RalphC - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Caroline

ml706 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10

Dave Mason - Solo - 08/Jul/10

Dave Mason - Solo - 08/Jul/10

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

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

exit_music_ok - Lead O/S - Jul/10

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10 with Little Dan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/10

davidwright - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Sam

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jun/10

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

Charlie14 - 10/Jun/10

andy_e - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Nice route -plenty of easy gear placements.
bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Bob/Tom

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Dad

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 30/May/10

John Newbiggin - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with samsimpson

Andy Fielding - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Pete Milton

Only using the thin crack for fingers and feet, felt more like 5b than 4a!
999thAndy - 2nd - 18/May/10

Ky - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with Crucko

MTS - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Kayla

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/10

robin heath - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with andrew waring

highfivekrissy - Lead - Apr/10 with Andy Waring

Derek Furze - 2010

seth1512 - Lead β - 29/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09

Sianny - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/09

bavarianGaz - Lead dog - 13/Sep/09 with Dan and Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Dan, Gaz

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with George

SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/09 with featuresforfeet

featuresforfeet - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/09 with SecretSquirrel

The crux is probably avoiding using holds on adjacent routes. If you manage this then it's more like S 4c!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Carmen

Jay J - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/09

john.gaffney - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Ed Arnett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/09

cj1970 - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/09

Didn't use the flake on the left and some awfully polished foot placements
Heinrich - 2nd O/S - 12/May/09 with Gaz

Jon Dittman - Solo - 19/Apr/09

Hopevalleypaul - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with Will M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - Apr/09

A Downing - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Damian Lawson

Daymo - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with A Downing

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

A Mountain Journey - Lead - 2009 with Colin

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Sep/08

frume - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08 with Saff

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

tobydunford - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/08

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 27/Jul/08

hellboundblr - 2nd - 08/Jul/08 with Adrian Goldstraw

..blackbird - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Jo Bowen

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/08

edXander - Lead - May/08

jockdave - Lead - May/08 with dave

surprisingly awkward if the crack is followed direct
adam carless - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2008

innesmac - 2008

What a brassic day! my hands were numb by the end of this one and it was the 1st climb!!!
gazbonutter - 2nd - 18/Sep/07 with Geoff

A narrow crack in the slab. I ended up using some features on the right (not the arete which would definitely be cheating). Not certain if this is allowed.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 09/Sep/07 with Michelle

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 28/Jul/07 with Hillary Lawrenson

stayed very purist on more or less just the crack but found it very sustained on the arms and hands, good fun though!
gazbonutter - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Jo Kennedy

poofish - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Gary

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

Howard J - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/07 with Mark Hammonds

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/07

nice technical climb
Julian Lane - TR O/S - Jun/07 with Dan

tricky
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - Jun/07 with Dad

tontopink - Lead - 07/May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Chris Davids - 2nd O/S - 30/May/06 with Paul Hobbs

Shad - Solo - May/06

John Sergeant - Lead - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 2006

catt - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/05 with Toby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/05

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/05

chris_r - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/05

dk247 - Lead - 02/May/05 with Neil Gregory

erica - 2nd - 27/Jun/04 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/04 with Erica

Rampikino - 2nd - 29/May/04 with Liz Hay

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 02/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Mar/04

FrankW - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/03 with Laura

Howard J - Lead rpt - 09/Sep/03 with John Waterhouse

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

Stig - 2nd O/S - May/03 with innominata

Hidden - 2003

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2003

Howard J - 2nd - 14/Apr/02 with Pat Hannay

julian allen - Lead O/S - 2002

stokienomad - 2nd - 15/Feb/98

Howard J - 2nd - 16/Sep/97 with Jeff Burgum

Howard J - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/96

Iain Thow - Solo - 02/Apr/95

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/91

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 70
hard HS0 of 27
HS2 of 27
easy HS3 of 27
hard S17 of 27
S5 of 27
easy S0 of 27
hard HVD0 of 27
HVD0 of 27
easy HVD0 of 27
hard 4b0 of 23
4b0 of 23
easy 4b10 of 23
hard 4a12 of 23
4a1 of 23
easy 4a0 of 23
hard 3c0 of 23
3c0 of 23
easy 3c0 of 23
3 Stars0 of 20
2 Stars2 of 20
1 Star16 of 20
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Style of ascent

Soloed27 of 226 (11.9%)
Lead110 of 226 (48.7%)
Followed77 of 226 (34.1%)
Toproped4 of 226 (1.8%)
Alt Leads1 of 226 (0.4%)
Unknown7 of 226 (3.1%)

'Climbed'88 of 226 (38.9%)
clean O/S120 of 226 (53.1%)
clean β4 of 226 (1.8%)
clean rpt6 of 226 (2.7%)
clean RP1 of 226 (0.4%)
dogged3 of 226 (1.3%)
dnf4 of 226 (1.8%)