The Mincer*** HVS 5b
[mincing around, 2 kb]24m.

Rockfax Description
24m. Boulder up into the hanging groove then mince rightwards awkwardly (especially if you're long-legged) to pass the nose and climb the excellent gradually-widening cracks above. © ROCKFAX

FA. Joe Brown, Don Whillans 1951

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List, Roaches HVS Challenge.

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Steve got minced, hahaha
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Steve

xiangoh - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/15

having previously done the crux as part of smear teast.
Jake Young - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

Have done the roof before on Smear Test but very much enjoyed the cracks. Another infamous Roaches route that lives up to its reputation
Stroppy - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Mike Spooner

Fantastic route, terrible rope work on my part!
mikespooner - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Edward Hastrop

Louishmouis - 2nd - 31/Jul/15 with Dad

AGoodi - Lead - 18/Jul/15 with Euan Fowler, Noemie Perret

Fucking horrendous
Mowglee - Lead dog - 05/Jul/15 with Ali

mapperley samurai - 2nd - 24/Jun/15 with Matt Jaggers

Roaches HVS Challenge #9
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

James Oakes - 2nd O/S - 26/May/15 with Steve Ramsden

Ram MkiV - Lead O/S - 26/May/15 with noaks

perfect breakfast warm up route
robertmichaeladams - 2nd - 26/Apr/15 with Tim

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 26/Apr/15 with Rob Adams

Mark Grist - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Paul Tanton

This is so hard if your tall. Very tricky to get round into the main crack. Beware!! The rope will pull a cam deep into the main crack. We got one stuck but managed to extract it. There is one lost right in the back...
PaulTanton - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15 with Mark Grist

That starting move with no gear in was spicey
Andy Peak 1 - 2nd - 25/Mar/15

John Higgs - Lead dnf - 21/Mar/15 with Allan Watson

Hard getting off the ground. Very good route, take care with cams in the upper cracks. Finished right.
Tom McCabe - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Joe Jones

JRJones - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/15 with Tom McCabe

Seymore Butt - 2015

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2015

Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing - 2015

DubyaJamesDubya - 2015

pretty hard! couldnt commit to the top offwidth without a biger cam so pitched it at the ledge so ben could come up and smash it!
shaunhumphreys - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/14 with benkelsey

Seconded Shaun up to ledge then finished the offwidth at the top. good effort on the traverse, felt pretty goey
benkelsey - AltLd O/S - 28/Oct/14 with Shaun Humphreys

loved this route still hard trying to get around the corner but BE WARNED don't put gear in the crack after the layback crack, you either loose something or get the rope stuck on the gear.
jamesgodwin64 - 2nd rpt - 12/Oct/14 with John Cooper

Very hard start - I fell off while trying to place 1st bit of gear. Luckily no injuries thanks to Ian's good spotting.
Rafal Malczyk - Lead dnf - 28/Sep/14 with Ian Pegg

Hidden - Solo β - 15/Sep/14

Andy Smallwood - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14

Happy to get the onsight, being 6 2 was a bit scrunched up on the traverse!
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Jon Howson

Bouldery start was tough, and the final cracks were a great lesson in jamming and off-widths. Brilliant route, exciting as a second. Now I want to lead it.
jonhowson - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/14 with Jim Slater

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14

soph - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/14 with Lindy Smith

18/31. I'd forgotten about the fist crack section. Gnarly.
Nick Russell - Lead rpt - 21/Jul/14 with Alex Winter

18 on Staffordshire nose.
Alex Winter - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/14 with Nick

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/14

pleased to not get minced
theomoore - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Roisin

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/Jun/14

dan gibson - 29/Jun/14 with michael porter

Rapidly lowed myself back onto ledge and shouted take, buy did not fall onto rope...... clean or not clean?? This climb is a proper fight!
ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Claire Duffield

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Jun/14

Was going well untill I got to the last ledge and my ropes somehow got tangled up in one of my cams and stuck! Had to untie and solo the last little bit...
Jack93 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Charlie Low

Mark Warnett - Lead O/S - Jun/14

morganator - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Sophie Whyte

Fell trying to exit the traverse and then the rain set in. Will return. Awesome climb.
Sam Watson - Lead dnf - 24/May/14 with Angel Lago Rodriguez

Enjoyed leading this although found it a lot more of a battle on lead than as a second. For me the crux is pulling out on the traverse.
gavinpeach - Lead β - 14/May/14 with Andy Finney

Backed off the lead as couldn't commit to the traverse. Seconded and found it all fine.
gavinpeach - 2nd - 03/May/14 with David Sherratt

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/14

bede.west - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14 with Henry Francis

Tophe - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Ben Ochner

Pretty powerful moves through the roof and then a gnarly offwidth bit at the top
MSchobitz - Lead β - 29/Mar/14 with Calum Wadsworth

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Rosh

bullybones - 26/Feb/14

Hidden - 2014

Ca 2005.
eduardo - AltLd O/S - 2014 with mike g

jimxxx - 2014

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 04/Nov/13 with Wee man

Bleeping tough for all but the best offwidthers I fancy.
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 04/Nov/13 with Mark Williams

mat cooper - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

Rested on the gear first time, figured out the crux on the second attempt.
mop449 - Lead RP - 29/Sep/13 with David Miko

Fantastic climbing!
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/13 with Simon P

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/13

Kirill - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with EeFu

EeFu - 2nd dog - 14/Sep/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

learnt to jam finally! threw hands, fists and arms into the cracks, i suppose it's the best way to learn..
anguskille - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13 with Callum

andi turner - AltLd - 22/Jul/13 with pete bridgwood

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/13

Malcolm Bass - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/13 with Andy Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/13

Start of traverse a bit delicate. Then pleasant to the end of traverse where I got a half knee bar, which I held for ages, whilst placing a blind cam and trying to pluck up courage to move round and stand up. Once stood up, pulled bit of slack through to stop rope getting caught in cracks. Climbed first crack okay via layback. Feeling little smug having got so far without a scratch. Then got totally shredded on next proper crack as I squirmed and humped my way up through the rounded exit.
hellboundblr - Lead - 29/Jun/13 with Adrian Jones

adrianj - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Bryan Lewis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Anna

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/13

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with D. Gledson

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Tom

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/13

Harder than crack of gloom! But sweet
Andy Peak 1 - 22/May/13

takes no prisoners,,,,,,awesome
phil64 - Lead rpt - 17/May/13

Steve Vincent - 2nd - 15/May/13

recruited to regain gear after a friend decked out from the lip
Caspian Johnson - Lead β - 05/May/13 with Nickfoulds

Nickfoulds - 2nd β - 05/May/13 with Cas

Sam Simpson - 2nd O/S - 02/May/13

Horribly brilliant! A lesson in not forgetting how hard climbs are that you've done already.
monsteratt - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Toby

Hidden - Lead RP - 26/Apr/13

Used matts under the start. Fiddled a little green hex into first pocket which held fall. Strenuous and unique. Worth three stars!
MichaelGallimore - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Ron Freefall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Debbie B

just did it for the mint top cracks which were as good as they looked. tough start and overhang.
dr_botnik - Lead RP - 29/Mar/13 with Phil Taylor

j.buckley87 - 2nd dog - 02/Mar/13

saffy - 2013

dj_brigham05 - 2nd O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Pete Abernethy

will randall - Lead RP - 18/Nov/12 with sarah

pete87abs - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12 with Dave Brigham

Hidden - Lead - 27/Oct/12

This is the kind of HVS that's actually too hard for E1, so they just leave it at HVS so people know they're in for a battle... found the traverse tough but straightforward, but I very nearly ran out of willpower on the offwidth, after a lot of thrutching!
Joughton - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12

centurion05 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Ian Llewellyn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/12

with direct start up the groove, intended to try smear test but couldn't commit to the traverse. :(
JamieSparkes - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/12 with Fergus Cuthill

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/12

Jack.H.92 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/12 with Tom Jagger

nepsoi999 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12 with sophie

Lead up to the offwidth no problem. Offwidth was then a nightmare so belayed Olli up, he brought trainers with him and put them on for the offwidth and cruised it.
Rachel Slater - AltLd - 28/Jul/12 with Olli Crudge

Interesting climb. Rachel cruised around to the ledge but struggled with the off width at the top, she made a belay and I brought trainers up, with a big struggle around the end of the undercuts. I struggled up the crack in approach shoes and by yanking on the rope.
Olli-C - AltLd dog - 28/Jul/12 with Rachel Slater

demarcation86 - Lead dnf - 27/Jul/12 with Paul

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 22/Jul/12

WillDoyle - Lead dnf - 11/Jul/12

really nice just wish id lead it now
whitehouse_rhys - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/12 with ben roe

BRoe - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/12 with whitehouse_rhys

tsl42 - 2nd dnf - Jul/12 with Andy

deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/12

MichaelGallimore - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with AUfton

Really enjoyable climbing in the cracks at the top. And fun at the bottom too - 3*
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with Steve Shenton

First attempt I fell twice at the nose. I got a cut from a friend in the face. The next day I just used an arm/fist jam,its a tricky climb. I later got the ropes jamed in the crack! Although I lead it clean,I was not elegant or in control, I think the Mincer got the better of me.
steve2006 - Lead rpt - 26/May/12 with Andrew Pearson

Aufton - Lead rpt - 26/May/12 with Mike Rigby

mattshort - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Alan Murray

Dean177 - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Alan Dibben

Fantastic route. Crux corner was interesting to work out with great protection. Didn't realise how much more climbing there would be afterwards tho. Loved the widening cracks - great fun even tho i lost a bit of skin.
Alan100 - Lead - 12/May/12

Wot a great HVS... loads of staged battles.
Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Dean Merchant

Same as last time, was intending to do smear test but pussied out...
lukehodson - Lead rpt - 05/May/12 with Charlotte

Failed to mince!
helenstuart - 2nd dnf - 05/May/12 with Mike

Clean up to the top of the final crack then popped trying over the rounded finish. Was a bit slippery after the hail but fear my technique was the real problem. Unfortunately I crashed onto the ledge below and did some very loud swearing! Apologies to anyone present. Fell twice more before success; now itching to get back. Such a great climb.
climbinmunkey - Lead dog - 05/May/12 with Helen

davespider - AltLd O/S - May/12 with mickey seule, jules mckim

got to be one of my favourite climbs
Dan Geh - Lead rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Thomas Geh

tgeh - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with dan geh

Great route! Undercut crack under roof was a bit damp and slopey at the start, but loved the whole route. Going to be back to lead it.
Chris Sansum - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Ramsey Villanueva

Got minced! fell at nose as couldn't find the side-pull the first time. Absolutely loved the jamming crack and off-width at the top. Can't wait to get back on it.
Dan Geh - Lead dog - 25/Mar/12 with Roxy, Thomas Geh

really good, easier than matinee
tgeh - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Roxy, dan geh

All went well till the final offwidth.
Will Hunt - 2nd dog - 26/Feb/12 with Jamie Sparkes

JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Will Hunt

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Feb/12

Hidden - Lead - 2012

PAJames - 2012

abtibbs - 2nd dog - 2012 with Al

Hidden - 2012

nbotting - 2012

nickmattia - Lead - 30/Nov/11 with Ben Rouse

Hidden - Lead dnf - 27/Nov/11

cat22 - 2nd - 05/Nov/11 with Mike

Took a few attempts to work out the a non-fally offy sequence for the start, only to be shut down trying to monkey out to the bulge. Being tall a definite disadvantage!
Mr. K - Lead dnf - 22/Oct/11 with Nicola Holbrook, Lee Leatherbarrow

lost.arrow - 16/Oct/11 with Stu Sherwood

Looks horribly awkward, but actually climbs nicely ... apart from the pull around the bulge.
Alex Winter - 2nd β - 30/Sep/11 with J. Iles-Smith

Andrew Barker - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11 with Si

johnnyboulton - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/11 with Simon Hills

Skell - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/11 with Jules

On Si's gear. Lovely gritstone battle. Hardest part's getting around the nose which felt tough at HVS.
Dave Foster - Lead β - 20/Aug/11 with Si 2

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Did the hard bit but didn't like the top.
marcduhig - Lead dnf - 07/Aug/11 with Sexy Liz

Shocking attempt! Rested on gear at the 'mincing' bit after missing crucial side pull. Then managed the first jamming section of three but the second looked horrendous! Gave a go but decided to call it a day. Can't jam! Hard for the tall (I'm 6'2"...) - that's my excuse!
Martin Davies - Lead dnf - 02/Aug/11 with Tim Rogers

robman - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11

Great route, bold start, secret jamming/crimp hold as you pull around over and out of the roof. First crack scary jamming last crack nice laybacking followed by more jamming. What a route
Mitch1990 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

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

williamsd79 - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Lee Wales

darlolad - Lead O/S - Jul/11

CRiddiford - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Becca

Start was very bold and quite hard. Loved the sideways undercutting moves! Started raining so the top wide crack was a bit of a slippery struggle! Very pleased to get it.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Caroline

As far as Smear test ledge.
richardr - Lead β - 07/Jun/11

TerryLines - Lead - 06/Jun/11

pipof747 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Phil PBC - AltLd - Jun/11 with henry castle

The Crux is brilliant and desperate fun! I was very pleased for the chockstone in the second top jamming crack as fist jams arn't my forte.
MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Ben Roe, Ryan McGlen, John Niven

Great route, very pumpy and awkward though, just couldn't pull past the nose :( Next time!
mcglenr25 - 2nd dnf - 25/Apr/11 with Mark Roe

Horrific rope drag at the top crack made for scary times, never had to will my way up a route quite like this before!
sam corbett - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Alistair Corbett

great until the tope crack, The names very fitting!
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with ben peake, sam corbett

pldarch - 2nd dog - 17/Apr/11 with Sam Bosanquet

sambosanquet101 - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Peter Darch

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

Audrey @ The Castle - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

Horrid start!
sara n - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Neal Jobling

Epic... got scared came down, jonny got to the end of traverese, came down. I went back up with the first clip clipped, did traverse almost fell off, hand fell on crimp which saved me. On the jamming cracks, one of my double ropes got jammed so had to untie halfway through the jam!
chrism225 - Lead rpt - 19/Mar/11 with jonny

Close. I'll be back!
JRae - AltLd dnf - 19/Mar/11 with C Middleton

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

John Mckeating - 2011

Steff007 - 2nd dog - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 2011

A burly climb that my guns couldn't muster enough strength to finish the final off width(might have hit the ledge a few times). A revisit in a pair of tough jeans is a must for me to be happy in life.
ndraper1 - Lead dnf - 2011

chris fox - 2nd β - 2011

should have lead this!
theking696 - 2nd - 25/Oct/10

GF - 2nd - 17/Oct/10

Rick Ashton - Lead dnf - 09/Oct/10 with andy gibb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10

_m.cox_ - 2nd β - Oct/10 with Ben West

Bottom 3/4 were amazing. top Off width (for me) crack was awful.
Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Liam Brown

Seconded after attempting a lead, perverse and painful, didnt understand how climb the last two cracks. Tough but reasonably safe.
dprctr - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/10 with Alex Blaza

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10

DaNo123 - 2nd dnf - 10/Jul/10 with martin

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/10

miro - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10

i_a_coops - Lead O/S - Jun/10 with Joe

tomB - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with Tim Griffin

Garron - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Wicked end to the day, wanted to do this for ages :D Somehow got one rope suck behind a cam just before the off width crack but luckily being on the big ledge I untied and abandoned it no hassle.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Richard Williams

John Pickles - 2nd - 07/May/10 with Graham Niven, Kieran Hodgson

Direct start - was aiming to do smear test but bottled it, so finished up the mincer
lukehodson - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Charlotte

ig248 - Lead dog - 01/May/10 with Kane

DafSWMC - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10 with Gareth

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

Classic gritstone, fabulous.
gejones - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10 with DafSWMC, Sean

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/10

Cocked up the traverse, fell below the roof. Annoying and painful
jkarran - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/10 with Matt

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with James Karran

Chrismoore94 - 2nd - 14/Mar/10

keith leonard - Lead - 2010

Phil PBC - 2010

katyvose1 - 2010

Ebarnes - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

clair.fowler - 2nd - 2010

Drew M - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 30/Oct/09

Jack Loftus - AltLd O/S - 30/Oct/09 with Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/09 with loundsy

PeteH - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/09 with Noel Peatfield

ndp - 2nd - 15/Sep/09

joese7en - Lead O/S - Sep/09

esther - 2nd - Sep/09

flyboy86 - Lead - 29/Aug/09 with Nick Kennedy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/09

vanderz - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/09

The Mincer is a good name for it. Struggled round the corner, then removed skin from both hands and arms. My advice layback up the upper crack, but don't be too shy to wedge a foot in the crack as it starts to curve over...
Stuart Wildman - Lead dog - 02/Aug/09 with Jon Tan

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/09

fell a few times bulling round from the overhang
willoates - Lead dog - Jun/09

fell off going round corner, did it second time
nickwhimster - Lead dog - 31/May/09 with monty

monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 31/May/09 with Andy Abe and & Co

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/09

I found this route bloody hard! A great demonstration of the fact that I need to practice jamming. I got up it somehow but any style was left on the ground. I got to the top saying to myself, "That was horrible, but bloody fantastic". It was great fun to come face to face with a problem and just have no idea as to how to overcome it.
Glyn Davidson - Lead dog - 09/May/09 with Ian andrews

Elsier - 2nd - 02/May/09 with Ian, Stuart

mic_b - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

Hard work!
Si dH - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/09

Attempted Smear Test but backed off due to lack of testicles
adrianjenner - Lead - 18/Apr/09

Steerpike - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/09 with Huw Tom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/09 with michael porter

NDD - Lead - 04/Apr/09

Absolutely brilliant route.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Alan

Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Tom Dixon

EmmanuelF - 2nd rpt - 22/Mar/09 with arnaud

keith leonard - Lead dnf - 2009

Nick Whimster led it, a good one to get in a fight with!
Andrew Abraham - 2nd O/S - 2009

problem with rope work
benkelsey - 2nd dnf - 2009 with Remus Knowles

Lunar25 - Lead O/S - 2009 with Rich Till

sgl0jd - 2009

barni - 2nd rpt - 01/Dec/08 with Phill dowthwaite

tumbling wizard - Nov/08

got minced by the mincer!
danm - 2nd - 06/Oct/08

Brilliant. Loved it.
PenJD - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Heather Swift

mel holmes - 2nd - 14/Sep/08

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/08 with Jonathan

Foot poped as I was rounding the bulge, so had to get the prussiks out to get back on. Interesting route, fairly full on
pottsworth - 2nd - 24/Aug/08 with Jonny

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08

highclimber - Aug/08

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08 with Ben Harper

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/08

freaked out on the second trav. overhang and didnt finish
jamesgodwin64 - Lead dnf - Jul/08

hard off width cracks at the top.
Ian Broome - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Mike

Bit of a two day, siege tactic epic! Emily tried it lots of times before I went up and put in the first gear for her. She then grovelled up most of it, before belaying below the off width at the top, which I enjoyed leading. Overall pretty full value for HVS - a new UK's toughest I reckon!
Chad123 - AltLd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with Emily

Phil Jennings - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Kieran Leary, Outdoor ED

Difficult start. The undercling wasn't too bad but it's tricky getting up and established in the off-width crack. Not for those with long legs.
steveP - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Dan Towns

DanT - 2nd dnf - 07/Jun/08 with Steve Pettit

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Lee Bonner

Mike W - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/08

Hardest HVS I ever managed to get up! Good retrospective fun.
Shaw Brown - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with annette

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

jamesturnbull - Lead - 2008

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2008 with Brian

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Nice. A bit of an airy start. HVS 5b spot on grade. The 5b is for the bouldery start only though. The moves around the corner are awkward, probably easier wihtout a helmet!
dycotiles - Lead β - 04/Nov/07 with Alex

Hidden - Lead dnf - 03/Nov/07

Lawrence Eccles - 2nd O/S - Oct/07 with A. Crook

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/07

djking1983 - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/07 with Andy Smith

Hidden - Lead dnf - 13/Sep/07

tonanf - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with burt

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/07 with James Coles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/07

jchenoweth - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Dunc

found this difficult to get of the ground to start. POT lead, after kai backed off and I initial failed the first moves. On 2nd found the squence and climbed it clean, liked the traverse out, best done as an undercling.
twodada - 2nd - 29/Jul/07 with Paul O-T

psychicbread - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/07 with Max and Paul

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07 with Katy Vose

AngelaC - 2nd - 06/May/07 with Dieter Cole

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/07

nice pumpy route..... i barn-doored round the corner, and the jamming up from there is just exhilarating!
deanroberts - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/07

joe larner - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/07

Same experience as nick smith. desparate. E1 in anyones book. had a look at smear test unfortunately failed.
Alex Mason - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Steve Ramsden

Fantastic fun really enjoyed it,Got well minced!! Dont wear shorts
RETICENTFISH - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with pete miles

Made it to the corner, but couldn't get enough purchase with the feet to push round and up!
Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd dnf - 01/Apr/07 with Martin Kocsis

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

Tom lead to below top crack. We both had a go at Smear Test.
Chesh - 2nd - 25/Mar/07 with Tom

Andrew Sloan - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/07 with Steve Grove

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 2007

timmy-ts - 2007

jamesturnbull - 2007

barni - Lead O/S - 2007 with Crhis zion

Hidden - Lead - 2007

Nicos - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/06 with alex at home

great climb. loved everything about it
Alex@home - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with nicos

Matt Shepherd - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/06

very good classic
northy1983 - Lead - Oct/06 with dom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/06

orb - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/06 with Mojo

Real hard route this one, though a good way to learn to jam (quickly learn)
Mr Wild - Lead β - 07/Aug/06 with vics

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06

AJ007 - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/06 with Brian

AJ007 - Lead dnf - 25/Jun/06 with Brian

DavidR - 2nd β - 24/Jun/06 with Steve Mead

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Jun/06 with John Hall

Stig - Lead O/S - 30/May/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/06

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/06 with James Wade

dan gibson - 2006

SteveM - Lead - 2006

datoon - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/05 with RT

mux - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Simon Frost ,

frost - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with D Garry

LoopyLou - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Mike Peak

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - 2005

Hidden - 2005

This was my first round with the Mincer, and at 6ft 2, expected problems. All went really well, worth persevering for the amazing upper jamming/layback cracks. Attempted the route again several years later, pumped after numerous tries on the bouldery start. Couldn't work out turning the corner, and took my first lead fall onto gear. Ran away licking my wounds and cursing the intervening years of Export drinking. I shall return.
jimshrimp - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/04

Complete nightmare to second for a grit novice, finished demoralised. Lanky climbers at a disadvantage.
Owen W-G - 2nd dog - 29/Aug/04 with Andy

chris sm - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/04 with Pippa Froggatt

cem - 2nd - 23/May/04 with Graham Dolman

Andy Barwell - Lead - May/04

Brown - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/04

feilx - 2004

nickdonohue - Lead - 2004

Hidden - Lead - Oct/03

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/03 with Rich Hatton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/03

Laramadness - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead dnf - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - May/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

soph - 2003

shoulders - Lead - 14/Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead dnf - 20/Jul/02

Gus - 2002

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jan/01

petekeron - Lead O/S - 2001

philhilo - 2000 with brian rodgers

zero six - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/98

sadams - Lead - 11/Oct/97 with Hugh Cottom

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/97

One of Johns earlier climbs
uphillnow - Lead O/S - 22/May/97 with John Hubbard

craig h - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/97 with Jim Mellor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/97

As an escape from Smear Test E3 6a - total failure.
D Tempest - Lead - 08/Sep/96 with Rick

phardman - 2nd - 12/May/96 with Jon Bibby

WB - Lead O/S - 1996 with Guy

robtrooper - 1996

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 12/May/95 with mik

Hidden - 1995

nige - Lead - 1995 with john buckley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/93

ChrisJD - Lead - 22/May/93 with Alex

OMSKB - 2nd - 28/Mar/93

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/92 with baccy

Nigel Coe - 1991 with Scott Titt

Sean Kelly - Lead - Sep/89 with Alan Payne

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/89

Hidden - Apr/89

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/88 with Rob Scott

Neil R - Lead - 08/Sep/87 with Richard W

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/86 with Jon Clifford-Smith

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/85

John Marsland - Lead - 25/Nov/84 with Dave Mould

andy gittins - 1984

stp - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/83

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/81

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Feb/81

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

nbotting - 1981

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/80

Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Apr/80 with Mark Dixon

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1980 with Mike Gilbert

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 12/Mar/77 with Bob Knapton

mikej - Lead dnf - 16/Jul/69 with Brian Hill

With Colin Mortlock and two of his pupils, one of whom soloed it in normal shoes before we saw him. He got to the ledge at bottom of crack. I ran round to drop a top rope while Colin stood underneath to catch him!!!
oldmanofmow - 1957

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