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Atropine** VS 4b

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[Atropine, 2 kb]14m. Excellent and exposed. Climb over a flake to a ledge (awkward) then take the slabby ramp and thin crack (crux) on the left to ledges. Tackle the strenuous layaway flake-crack to more ledges then choose a finishing crack, the right-hand one being both a little harder and also a little better. © ROCKFAX
This gets HS in BMC guide, left as VS (Rock fax) as there are log book ticks.
FA. Lew Hardy 1977

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Atropine © Darragh
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 197 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

KeenClimber - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Lee Healey

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

MD - 2nd - 12/Jul/14 with Jo

Right hand finish. Lovely route
Happy Wanderer - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/14 with Mike D

Matt_C9716 - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Adam

Kap - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14

Perry lead
dsgarner - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Perry Adams, Cat Smith

amazing route
mrdigitaljedi - Lead - 01/Jun/14 with stokienomad

Thought the first bit was the hardest!
stokienomad - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Chris Kent

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

steven - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Brian Hull

john_ni - Lead rpt - 18/May/14 with Becky Ellis (PCC)

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with John Bayliss

oodie72 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Ingo Boegeman, Fraser Campbell

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/14

the move on the starting slab on the right has got to be harder than 4b (especially for the short), 4c I think. a cracking route!
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Stefan

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Sarah Woodrow

Pintsize - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Will Benfold

crag_hopper_Jay - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/14

Well-named, quite exciting!
mattgrange - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

tgeh - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with imogene

ifletcher - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/13 with tgeh

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

stratandrew - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Mark Ashley

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Jem

Hidden - 2nd β - 27/Jul/13

MaccMark - Lead - 24/Jul/13 with Clare Hodgson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/13

Reachy slab at the start and an awkward top out.
TJ Mather - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Andrew Finney

sambosanquet101 - 2nd 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

Grubby at the top
999thAndy - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13

SuperLee1985 - 2nd β - 09/Jun/13

Jonathan Hall - Lead - 07/Jun/13 with James Forder

fredallingham - 2nd - 31/May/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 07/May/13

BTphonehome - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Kasha

kasha_gregson - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Bram

Joined from central tower
TJ Mather - 2nd O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Tom Robinson

fifth - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12

runestone - 2nd - 13/Sep/12 with Jeff

scott.hill - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Alisa

tinyali - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12 with Scott Hill

In the rain and missed out the start, having joined from Central Tower.
Kirill - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Natalia Male Alcalde

sputnik - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Mrs Z

Amazing route, scary start, committed move up the slab, pumpy crack climbing then an awesome exposed finish on typical grit. A must!
AlexanderRyanBanks - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Hatham

c00kie - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Gavin

will randall - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with sarah

g1m147 - 2nd - 22/Jul/12 with Wayne s

Wayne S - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Gary

gavinpeach - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with David Shelmerdine

David Shelmerdine - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Gavin Peach

gpcomps - Lead rpt - 25/May/12 with Chris Bridgland

Stoff - 2nd rpt - 24/May/12 with gpcomps

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 23/May/12

RichyBOYY - Lead - 23/May/12 with Rob Caesar

Will Caesar - 2nd O/S - 23/May/12 with Ric Elliott, Rob Caesar

darlolad - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

a little gem.
sting - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with kwaidy

kwaidy - 2nd - 05/May/12 with sting

John-Henry - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Nic Koslover

kozzi - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with John-Henry

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

stevepotter - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with ken

PAJames - 2012

fun way to Finnish an epic day... don't trust the flake much at around half height ...
TM_Horton - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with webby

minirollsrule - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Kilian Murphy

The sloping slab is awkward and must be at the top of 4b. The crack above was very enjoyable.
Allan FW - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with George

chrisbussell - Lead - 06/Sep/11 with Tim O'Neill

riddle - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Yasmina

disturbed_one51 - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Will Ward

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/11

Right hand. Live pigeon in the crack.
Tamati - Lead O/S - Aug/11

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

scary bottom half with hardly any gear, but good juggy cracks above
najki_2000 - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Chris Rose

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

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with liv_the_div

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11

plenty of good holds on layback
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11 with Jeremy Crampin

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

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/11

Ketu - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with Charles M

cem - 2nd rpt - 08/May/11 with Rob Truckle

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

Stoff - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with gpcomps

A quality route
gpcomps - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Chris Bridgland

Honrei - Lead - 10/Apr/11

A nice route. Another time I would like to lead it.
gravity - 2nd β - 09/Apr/11 with Max Adamson

martin one - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with dave knight

Goose4 - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 2011

RalphC - Lead - 30/Oct/10 with Austen

Jay J - Lead - 17/Oct/10

This is an excellent route, which felt twice as long as it is, a mini expedition
Pilch - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Jonathon

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/10

SteWatkins - Sep/10

hellboundblr - 2nd - 21/Aug/10 with John Bayliss

john_ni - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/10 with Bryan Lewis

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

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

steveth - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Chris Roberts

chris_r - Lead β - 05/Aug/10 with Steve Thompson

Very nice.
James Oswald - 2nd β - 05/Aug/10 with Colin Milton

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Bryn Wood

Hidden - Lead rpt - 08/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/10

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

Mitch1990 - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10

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

simonward - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

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

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

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10

First HS lead onsight!!!
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Iain

Goodstuff - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/May/10

Hidden - Lead - May/10

JamieSparkes - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/10 with Jamie

SimonHolloway1 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

peter myers - Lead O/S - Apr/10 with Mat Dalby

Derek Furze - 2010

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Harry Martin

Gh1 - 2nd - 30/Oct/09 with Carl Hanaghan

Carl Hanaghan - Lead - 30/Oct/09 with Grant

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/09

Probably HS
tom bre - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/09 with Paul Deane

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

nrhardy - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/09 with Tim

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

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Gerry Sheehy

bbangbala - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Matt Davies

Sustained and good.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/09 with Cornish Merlin

Cornish Merlin - 2nd - 03/Jun/09 with Colin Angus

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

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09 with anthony

richorme - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Wendy Potts

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

Slightly contrived I feel. Short sections between ledges to start, then some nice layback moves on flakes to more ledges, but there the interest ends quickly. Probably worth a star.
djdf - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09 with Pete

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09 with Mark Ward

danm - Lead - 21/Mar/09

RCrockford - 2nd - 04/Jan/09 with Andy C

summo - 2009

tony wood - 2nd - 2009 with steve, gareth robarts

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08 with Adam W

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/08

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

Roy the Gardener - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/08 with Richard Mallison

will6459 - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Martin Johnson

First HS 4b. Felt that the crux was the layaway crack, not the slab. good pro all the way
morrisdaboss - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Dan C

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/08

jcurley - 2nd - 16/May/08 with EAYL

EAYL - Lead - 16/May/08 with jcurley

@ndy - Lead - 14/May/08

stevepotter - 2nd - 03/May/08 with ken

Hidden - 2nd dog - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Sep/07

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Ann Sanderson

ChrisBrooke - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with John Inkpen

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/07

wirralclimber1984 - 2nd - 15/May/07 with Rich Matthias

matthias13 - Lead - 15/May/07 with wirralclimber1984

JonBray - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/07

donkster - Lead O/S - 2007 with mudders

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Oct/06

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/06

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/06

spacey - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/06 with si barrow

Cameron13 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/06 with SecretSquirrel

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 07/Jun/06 with Cameron13

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/05

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/05 with Carmen

Hidden - Lead - Sep/05

cem - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/05

Darragh - Jul/05 with Hanna, Colm, Pat

Stuck gear meant a late finish - a glorious moon rising but only just made it to the pub for last orders
Chris the Tall - Lead - 21/Jun/05 with Alice Chaplin

Goody - 2nd dog - 16/Jun/05 with Conan Harrod

tatz45 - Lead O/S - May/05 with Stu

Howard J - 2nd - 19/Apr/05 with Conan Harrod

Hidden - Lead - Aug/03

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

This is a fine route, should have **. Worth 4b. Oh, I see it gets them now.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Oct/93 with Debbie Wilkinson

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
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Voting
Total votes cast 172
hard HVS0 of 59
HVS0 of 59
easy HVS0 of 59
hard VS2 of 59
VS30 of 59
easy VS14 of 59
hard HS13 of 59
HS0 of 59
easy HS0 of 59
hard 4c1 of 61
4c0 of 61
easy 4c3 of 61
hard 4b14 of 61
4b41 of 61
easy 4b2 of 61
hard 4a0 of 61
4a0 of 61
easy 4a0 of 61
3 Stars7 of 52
2 Stars35 of 52
1 Star10 of 52
0 Stars0 of 52
Bag of .....0 of 52
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 197 (3.0%)
Lead112 of 197 (56.9%)
Followed72 of 197 (36.5%)
Toproped1 of 197 (0.5%)
Unknown6 of 197 (3.0%)

'Climbed'68 of 197 (34.5%)
clean O/S115 of 197 (58.4%)
clean β5 of 197 (2.5%)
clean rpt6 of 197 (3.0%)
dogged3 of 197 (1.5%)