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Niche Wall* HS 4b

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[The finish of a good route , 1 kb]Varied climbing with a couple of teasing moves all on superb rock. Start where the lower right side of the X feature meets the platform. 25m. Climb the wall either directly or from the right to a ledge. The thin technical corner above gains another ledge from where a slabby wall leads right to finish. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: The finish of a good route © mike hooper
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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

SteveM - 2nd - 24/Aug/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with SteveM

What a finish
mike hooper - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with jobey martin

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Clare

Wonderful place, loads of pro. Previous party lost a micro cam, now a nice yellow handhold.
perranman - 21/May/13 with James berwick

We did it in 2 pitches as we got stuck behind someone trying to get out a stuck cam. I was getting cold at the bottom, so Dave brought me up to the ledge, which was in the sun, and I then lead through.
jhb0510 - AltLd O/S - 21/May/13 with Dave Webster

SurferStan - 2nd O/S - 03/May/13 with Dave Piper

Master Chief - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Mark, John Spear

Spearos - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/13 with Riggo, Master Chief

Ian Miller - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/13 with Ben Darby

Very nice, the corner was tricky
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Ian M

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Solly Kemball Dorey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Alys

nickdonohue - Lead - Sep/12 with Emma Grant, Steve Price

Andyh83 - Lead O/S - Aug/12 with PT

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/12

Jo Nosworthy - AltLd O/S - 11/May/12 with Philippa Arding

Philippa Arding - Lead - 11/May/12 with jo nosworthy

Belayer was making me rush, as the the tide was rushing in! Kicked out my gear as making a move at 4m, which left me with a ground-fall potential at 6m! Stopped panicking, and placed some gear. The "technical corner" is more than the grade, and the wall is more like it! The last section is less straight-forward than it seems.
kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/12 with Steven

stevepotter - 2nd - 08/Apr/12 with Kim M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12

damp in the cracks,lots of chalk needed
whiteexplorer - TR O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Dilwat

Gear had to be worked for in the lower section, which was still wet from the tide. It made for an exciting start, but after that good pro and good climbing.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/12 with Tom M, Pete

arandall - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Rebecca Palfrey

steveprice.exmouth - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Philippa Arding - 2nd - 08/Aug/11 with nick arding

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/11

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

Em66 - 2nd - 02/Jun/11 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - Jun/11

Dave Heaton - Lead - 15/May/11 with Jake Nichol

mrrjmcneil - Lead - May/11 with ollie, stan

Barry D - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with Trish

Martin Stevens - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Mervyn L.

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/11

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/11 with Clare

gingerking - Lead O/S - 2011 with Emma Wilson

e.sunnyside - 2nd O/S - 2011 with George

leerybunny - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Tim Wilkinson

Tim W - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Oli Warren

Hamish lead first and then backed off so I lead it. Gear tricky to place and quite tricky moves for HS. Really glad I had some microcams, used them both. More like VS. Really great climb though, worth 3 stars.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Hamish

Hamish777 - Lead dnf - 26/Sep/10 with Andrea

five - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/10 with AV

cayteye - 2nd - 10/Apr/09 with Paul Highams

tradguy - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09 with katy dartford

Geoffers - Lead O/S - May/08 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - 05/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/06

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/05

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/04

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/03

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/03

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Jun/03 with Laura

Direct finish
timreynolds - 2nd - 05/May/02 with John Burnip

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 2001 with Malcolm Brown, Andy March

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/99

belay bunny turned bad - 2nd - 1999

colin milton - Lead - 16/Sep/95 with eric milton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SurferStan, benlawlor85, Hidden

Total votes cast 44
hard VS0 of 15
VS0 of 15
easy VS6 of 15
hard HS8 of 15
HS1 of 15
easy HS0 of 15
hard S0 of 15
S0 of 15
easy S0 of 15
hard 4c0 of 14
4c0 of 14
easy 4c8 of 14
hard 4b5 of 14
4b1 of 14
easy 4b0 of 14
hard 4a0 of 14
4a0 of 14
easy 4a0 of 14
3 Stars5 of 15
2 Stars10 of 15
1 Star0 of 15
0 Stars0 of 15
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Style of ascent

Lead38 of 68 (55.9%)
Followed25 of 68 (36.8%)
Toproped1 of 68 (1.5%)
Alt Leads3 of 68 (4.4%)
Unknown1 of 68 (1.5%)

'Climbed'33 of 68 (48.5%)
clean O/S33 of 68 (48.5%)
clean rpt1 of 68 (1.5%)
dnf1 of 68 (1.5%)