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Rhodren* HVS 5b

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[Mike on Rhodren, 3 kb]12m. A mini-Mincer and popular, though this one is easier for the tall. From the foot of the odd perched flake, climb the grungy groove to the overhang and layback rightwards round this to easy ground. © ROCKFAX
FA. Joe Brown 1958

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Staffordshire Grit Challenge - Brown-Whillans Day Out.

Photo: Mike on Rhodren © Rob L
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 199 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

bit short yes 1 star.
bede.west - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Henry Francis

henry francis - Lead O/S - Apr/14

switch - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with John S

soph - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Lindy Smith

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Mar/14

jon22 - Lead - 16/Mar/14 with ste boote

dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Little Chris

Tophe - 2nd β - 08/Mar/14 with Dan

Hidden - 2014

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 05/Oct/13 with Nick Barratt

Andy Fielding - Lead - 08/Sep/13 with Andy Sanders

Very good, Found this quite hard, powerful.
Dale - Lead O/S - Sep/13 with dave

rob.grafton - 27/Jul/13

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13

quickdrawmcraw - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with steve

Lukeh121 - Lead dog - Jul/13

hellboundblr - 2nd - 29/Jun/13 with Adrian Jones

adrianj - Lead - 29/Jun/13 with Bryan Lewis

Fine once you work it out, good short pitch.
Tom Last - Lead O/S - 31/May/13 with Chester

djromberg - 04/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/13

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Paul Bolton

Hannes B - 2nd - 04/Apr/13 with Debbie B

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

pearson9596 - 2nd O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Pete Hiscox

Hidden - 2013

fifth - 2013

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/12 with Alex Pattison

aipattison - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/12 with George Evans

Graeme Hammond - Lead rpt - 20/Oct/12 with Richard

on steve's gear for convenience
willoates - Lead β - 08/Oct/12 with Steve

Steeve - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/12

Brown - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with Andy R

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/12

short but sweet
northy1983 - Lead - Aug/12 with andi t

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

Thinker01 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Becster

becster - 2nd - 25/Jul/12 with Mark_Day

Bloody hard work. Bomber gear. Good job as I fell on it 4 or 5 times. One to come back to.
Double Knee Bar - Lead dnf - 05/Jun/12

Great climb. Had to sit on the rope after a number of failed attempts at committing to the crux and not finding the rest quite as restful as I needed. Once I remembered to actually lay back into my layback, the feet just stuck to the lovely gritty wall.
treg - Lead dog - 26/May/12 with Beka

Brill climb
helenstuart - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Mike

Short but very involving! Did this after The Mincer and found the 'Mincing' part on this harder!
climbinmunkey - 2nd β - 05/May/12 with Helen

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/12

A bit bold to get to the roof - the only pro I could find was a couple of nuts behind a creaky flake. (Apparently there used to be more flakes!). Couldn't stretch to the good foot holds first time on the crux but managed somehow to reverse for a rest and re-appraisal. Got it second time. Brought back happy memories of the crux on the top pitch of Thin Wall Special!
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 24/Apr/12 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Lead - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/11 with Brian

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/11 with tess mclaren

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

eeonz - 2nd - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Aug/11

robman - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/11

andybirtwistle - Lead - 12/Jul/11 with Keith Lonsdale

Hidden - Lead dog - 14/Jun/11

First HVS. Almost a one-move-wonder; had a bit of a faff before committing to the move out to the corner. Pity it's a bit short.
jalien - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/11

chris ebbutt - Lead - 21/May/11 with Emma

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

Worked out a good sequence for my feet but couldn't commit first time. Rested on the bomber gear, retreated to the ledge and then smashed it! : ) Awesomeness.
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead dog - 19/May/11 with Mel Brown

galpinos - 2nd - 11/May/11 with Sam

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 07/May/11

tompilgrem - 2nd - 27/Apr/11 with Dad

Had to lower from roof to ponder the move around nose.Reclimbed and finished clean- annoyed to miss out on the on sight- but also pleased that I eventually got on with it !
bobpilgrem - Lead dog - 27/Apr/11 with Bob/Tom

edmitchell - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/11 with Emma Rowe

emmarowe - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with ed mitchell

Neil D - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Nadeem Rahim, Beth Hodgett

fell trying to get gear out at the jug under the overhang
Betha. - 2nd dog - 22/Apr/11

Thin gear to start. Almost fell off the crux.
bnewman - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Laurie, Amelia

lukebowman551 - 2nd dog - 23/Mar/11 with Craig Shelley

Craig Shelley - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with Luke Bowman

We only had an attempt at it because we were right by it and figured why not.
scotty h - TR dnf - 04/Mar/11 with Steve Hammond, Lewis Mansell

John Mckeating - 2011

Steff007 - 2nd O/S - 2011

jamesgodwin64 - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/10 with chris fox

texeltup - Lead O/S - 14/Nov/10

rosieposey14 - 2nd - 13/Nov/10 with mark challoner

Cossar - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

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

Both had 2 goes at leading it, Ben got it on his second go.
mike4563 - 2nd RP - 22/Sep/10 with Ben Woody Woodward

jshields - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Gavin

gavinpeach - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10

GF - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Stretch for a rockover using the undercut above. Who got the 2 wires stuck in it though?
Spidermunkie - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

JPGR - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/10

Kyle Rance - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Louise Grimster

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 07/Aug/10

Two star climb!!!
juza - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/10 with Gordon P

pord - 2nd dnf - 05/Aug/10 with Danny, John Parton, Justin

jaxxman - 2nd dog - 01/Aug/10 with John (koflack)

hellboundblr - 2nd - 31/Jul/10 with John Carlin

adamwesthead - Lead dnf - 24/Jul/10 with Hoult, Zeb

zebster - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Nick, Adam

JEP - Lead - 04/Jul/10

999thAndy - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10

Could not make the traverse ... old age, bad fingers, and lacking in bottle for the first climb of the day.
Solcambs - Lead dnf - 19/Jun/10 with Neil Ronketti

fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 30/May/10 with phil

lukehodson - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Charlotte

irish paul - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Mike

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

Laurence Everitt - 2nd rpt - 12/Mar/10 with Harry Thorpe

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/10 with Laurence Everitt

Hidden - Lead - 2010

peter myers - 2nd - 2010 with Tim Lewis

matthias13 - Lead - 17/Oct/09 with Mike Parker

Mike Parker - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Rich Matthias

Boy - Oct/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

Tadams - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Finnegan Pope-Carter

Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - Sep/09

siah - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/09 with gavin nixon

tommytwotone - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Nigel

Grrrr, this should have been easier! Came off the traverse with freezing cold fingers although I doubt that's what caused me to fall.
Glyn Davidson - 2nd dog - 09/May/09 with Ian andrews

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/09

DannyK - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/09 with Katie

Brilliant nut placement before the edge of the crack! Lay-back & trust thine feet!
JCB42 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Tom Lister

1 fall.
masa-alpin - Lead dog - 21/Mar/09 with Adam W

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

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/09 with Murray

NickHobbs - Lead O/S - 2009 with Jeff

danm - 2nd - 06/Oct/08

metal arms - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08

khawk - Lead - 30/Aug/08 with DT

barni - 2nd - 26/Aug/08 with Oli

Elsier - Lead dog - 23/Aug/08 with Michael, Stuart

dja - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Andy Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08

good lead, tricky stretch move aross crux
djking1983 - Lead - 22/Jun/08 with Rich Brimelow

AndyM-LVB - Lead RP - 15/Jun/08 with Richard Hopton

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08 with AndyM-LVB

AndyM-LVB - TR dog - 14/Jun/08 with Brendan Ferguson

Mike W - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Sound climbing, though nervy to get to the roof. Had to use 2 of my smallest wires for confidence.
Rampikino - Lead - 29/May/08 with Cat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/08

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - Apr/08 with Brian Cox

mat cooper - Lead - 09/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

sdht - 2008

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/07 with John

Fantastic climb
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Katie Marshall

Katie Marshall - 2nd - 04/Nov/07 with Laurence

mark s - Lead - 29/Sep/07 with andi t

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Aug/07

eduardo - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/07 with Sylvain, Mark H

ebunick - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Jez

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/07

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Mark Boden

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

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

cem - Lead rpt - 10/Mar/07 with Miles Butteriss

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/07 with Alan Royle

Hidden - Lead dog - 2007

Freezing cold. Damp to say the least. Foot slipped and decked from the first small flake. Couldnt feel fingers. Took first fall on gear. Eventually struggled on and continued the traverse right to finish up Flake Chimney. Screaming from the hot aches at the top. One for the summer mehinks.
Will Hunt - Lead dog - 16/Dec/06 with Jamie

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/06

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Leah Crane

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

Graeme Hammond - Lead dog - 13/May/06 with Creeky

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Hanna Wride

Chesh - Lead - 15/Apr/06 with Phil B

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/06 with Luke

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/06 with Arnaud Garcon

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/05

JPGR - 2nd - Aug/05 with Andy

DavidR - Lead O/S - 13/May/05 with Matt Hopkinson

mark s - 2005

Hidden - 2nd dnf - Oct/04

thetourist - Lead - 28/Aug/04

Hidden - Lead dog - 13/Jul/04

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/03

Hidden - Lead - May/03

cem - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/01 with Rod Strachan

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Very hot,feet slipped under overhang, gear ripped, decked out & only broke Scaphoid, Result.
marcoleptic - Lead dnf - 2000

Mark Riley - Lead - 1998 with Richard Ibberson

A Crook - TR - 27/Aug/97 with Dad

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - Jun/97 with Richard Bower

Hidden - Lead dog - 1997

nige - Lead - 1996 with john buckley

brady - 2nd - 09/Sep/95 with John Cameron

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/95

nai - Lead - 1995

First HVS lead - Steve told me it was only VS!
timreynolds - Lead - 03/May/93 with Steve Taylor

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/92

kp64zl - TR - Jul/91

Raggar - 2nd - 31/Mar/91 with Steve B

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 25/Apr/90

andrew300169 - Lead - 1990

Roget - Lead O/S - 1990

Tom V - 1986

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Voting
Total votes cast 107
hard E10 of 37
E10 of 37
easy E11 of 37
hard HVS6 of 37
HVS30 of 37
easy HVS0 of 37
hard VS0 of 37
VS0 of 37
easy VS0 of 37
hard 5c0 of 36
5c0 of 36
easy 5c0 of 36
hard 5b4 of 36
5b29 of 36
easy 5b3 of 36
hard 5a0 of 36
5a0 of 36
easy 5a0 of 36
3 Stars0 of 34
2 Stars14 of 34
1 Star16 of 34
0 Stars4 of 34
Bag of .....0 of 34
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 199 (0.5%)
Lead125 of 199 (62.8%)
Followed55 of 199 (27.6%)
Toproped4 of 199 (2.0%)
Alt Leads2 of 199 (1.0%)
Unknown12 of 199 (6.0%)

'Climbed'79 of 199 (39.7%)
clean O/S79 of 199 (39.7%)
clean β3 of 199 (1.5%)
clean rpt5 of 199 (2.5%)
clean RP2 of 199 (1.0%)
dogged22 of 199 (11.1%)
dnf9 of 199 (4.5%)