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Birthday Climb* HVS 5b

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14m. A crack leads to a recess, trend left from this to reach a hidden flake set in the left arete and follow this strenuously to the top. Fine exposed climbing. © ROCKFAX
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 31 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 07/Aug/14

kermit_uk - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Michelle

al jackson - 2nd - 04/Jul/14

Ron - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Pete

Hidden - 2014

Second attempt. Went too high initially and had to downclimb. Still too high on the traverse attempt; body position was all wrong and took a fall. Scary. Got back on and traversed from lower (obvious foot placements). The reach around is positive but it's a blind leap of faith and very green and slimy. Felt scary for HVS.
gavinpeach - Lead - 26/Jun/13 with Simon Piron

The Norris - 2nd dog - 26/Jun/13 with Gavin

Loose flake near the top although not needed for a hand hold is used for feet. Its gonna go at some point. I quickly avoided round to teh left.
A Crook - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Dom Stockton

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

pauldr - 23/Aug/11

Good route. Scary after traverse! Need to hold it together to place the bomber wires. :)
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Rob

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 08/May/11 with Charles M

cem - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with Rob Truckle

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/11 with Jamie Townsend, Euan McKendrick

Hidden - Apr/11

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

Took a couple of looks at the swing up and left before committing to it, and thankfully had the right piece of gear to bang in - once protected from a ground fall it was very satisfying!
ripper - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Marc B

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

didn't like the reach, finished up The Crack.
LittleJoe - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/08 with Dad

Roy the Gardener - TR O/S - 14/Aug/08 with Richard Mallison

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

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/08

Trigoc - 2nd - Mar/08 with Phil

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

second - good climbing
stordys - 2008

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Simon Cook

Shad - Lead - May/06

Hidden - 03/Oct/05

Stig - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/05 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Carl Smethurst - TR - 21/Sep/03 with Alan Bowring

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Ragnaar, PeteWilson, TRNovice, SecretSquirrel

Voting
Total votes cast 17
hard E10 of 6
E10 of 6
easy E10 of 6
hard HVS1 of 6
HVS5 of 6
easy HVS0 of 6
hard VS0 of 6
VS0 of 6
easy VS0 of 6
hard 5c0 of 6
5c0 of 6
easy 5c0 of 6
hard 5b0 of 6
5b5 of 6
easy 5b0 of 6
hard 5a1 of 6
5a0 of 6
easy 5a0 of 6
3 Stars0 of 5
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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 31 (45.2%)
Followed8 of 31 (25.8%)
Toproped2 of 31 (6.5%)
Unknown7 of 31 (22.6%)

'Climbed'18 of 31 (58.1%)
clean O/S11 of 31 (35.5%)
dogged1 of 31 (3.2%)
dnf1 of 31 (3.2%)