Poisonous Python* HVS 5b
[Poisonous Python, 2 kb]8m.

Rockfax Description
8m. Although short-lived, the thin snaking-crack on the front of the buttress has good moves and good runners. © ROCKFAX

FA. Gary Gibson 1978

Ticklists: Roaches HVS Challenge.

Photo: Poisonous Python © Chris Allott
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Roaches HVS Challenge #4
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Mike Gallimore

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!
MichaelGallimore - 2nd - 07/Jun/15 with Flavio

rob 528 - Lead O/S - 2015

Too green!
MikeLell - Lead dnf - 09/Aug/14 with Fraser

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

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Jun/14

pbuggy91 - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/14

Adam Long - Lead - 26/Apr/14 with Andi Turner

Alistair Corbett - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with sam corbett

sam corbett - Lead - Jun/13 with Alistair Corbett

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Beth heatherington

saffy - 2013

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

Hidden - TR - 30/Jul/11

mheyes101 - TR - 30/Jul/11 with tedalaki

craig naylor - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with nick

Hidden - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/11

Chris Harding - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Wendy

A stiff 5b move, but well protected. No way E2, my guide gives HVS, which is fair enough.
jshields - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with Liam Weaver, Ed James

Bobbyonrock - Lead dnf - 30/May/10 with Matt

very good route think alot as you move on it though.
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Kazsa

szelest - 2nd dog - 19/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09

Low in the grade
JonBrown - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/09

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with john singleton

I started up this having misread the guidebook thinking it was a Severe. No wonder I DNF!
quantized - Lead dnf - 21/Apr/08 with Tom Buckley

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with Andy Webster

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Aug/07

bobpilgrem - TR - 12/Jun/07 with Bob/Nic

complete sandbag for hvs in its current condition - the upper crack is full of lychen - felt harder than E1
viking - Lead dnf - May/07 with padge

mattyork2 - 2nd - 04/Feb/07 with Alan Royle

Good gear all too low done to be of much use- scary for the HVS leader!
alaan - Lead O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Matt

Great moves. Crux at the top. Bit of a sandbag at the moment. Upper crack's full of cr*p so no gear there. Fall from the crux would be a deck. E2 5b in the BMC guide.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/06 with Cordelia Molloy

Hidden - 2005

Did this thinking it was HVS, from old guide. E1 probably fair enough, but not E2, as in new guide.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 19/May/04 with ChrisA

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/99

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

Hidden - Lead dog - 1998

A right bastard
Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/97 with unseconded

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/97

Hidden - TR - 08/May/91

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/90

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