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Ornithologist's Corner** VS 4b

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12m. Good jamming up the crack set in a steep groove above the approach path, with a strenuous crux passing the overhang near the top. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

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This climb is in 88 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/14

Fluffed the crucial Jam over the roof. Next time.....
stratandrew - 2nd dog - 09/Jul/14 with Dan O'Brien

Hard and tricky exit from the corner mainly around the overhang due to a lack of positive holds above! Good footwork helps immensely.
Stuart Hurworth - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/14

Marq - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/14 with Steve Mount

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jun/14

sus - AltLd dog - 07/Jun/14

nice route
PeteWilson - Lead O/S - 18/May/14 with Andrew Graham

ahaines - Lead RP - May/14

jshields - 2nd - 18/Aug/13 with Mike Dowsett, Paul Tretheway

CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13 with Bicky

manwithacam - 2nd - 15/Jul/13 with Alan

tomB - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Tim Griffin

Down climbed after lead, before crux. Seconded with no problems.
Guyinsas - 2nd RP - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Clay C - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/13 with James W, Elliot

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

Nigel Bond - Lead - 03/Jun/13 with Danny Bottomley

D.botts87 - 2nd - 03/Jun/13

Frank the Husky - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/12

jorge1983 - Lead O/S - Aug/12

Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Joanna House

Stefan Trebicki - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Liam Brady

Elise2977 - 2nd O/S - Oct/11

Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Nick Allen, Dreadlocks Chris

TomPR - Solo - 09/Apr/11

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Sarah New, Jools

Pilch - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/10 with Andy

thought this was pretty tough for 5a, never mind 4b!
JamieSparkes - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/10 with Jamie

surprisingly hard for vs 5a.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with phil west

Had to rest at the roof to work out the final crack.
Phil West - Lead dog - 22/Jun/10 with Dan Lane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

ggflett - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Dave

Great route. Pleased to get around the corner. Just managed to keep my balance at the crux.
johnjb - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Ray Sharples, MarkFairbank

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Ali K and Natasha

tash - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/08 with Matty K

rope gets right in the way of a vital jam!
andrew sandercock - 2nd dog - Jun/08 with robert sandercock

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/07

northernmonkey1982 - 2nd - Aug/07

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/07 with Max

Brown - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/07 with John

MeMeMe - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with Simon

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/07 with mik

Proper (but not too nasty) VS gritstone crack climbing.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/06 with Fiend

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/06

K Wall - 2nd - 11/Jun/06 with Martin

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/06

ArnaudG - 2006 with Dunc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/05

EdEd - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Mr Strip

AdCo82 - 2nd - Aug/05 with Christian Knight

babymoac - 2nd - 23/Jul/05 with James Gill

cem - 2nd - 23/Jul/05 with Sally Dipple, Miles Butteriss

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/05 with Ian Pickles

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/05

Stig - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/05 with Jonathan Teale

Hodge - 2005 with Dan

JohnHutch - Lead - 02/Sep/04 with L

shaun walby - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/04 with Chris Tan

Trobbo - 2nd - 12/Jun/04 with graham wood

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/03

John Marsland - Lead - 28/Jun/03 with Ant Williams

Good climb. Plenty for gear placement. Strenuous crack climbing towards the top.
Owdham - TR O/S - 05/Sep/02 with Girtch

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/02 with BA

Alan took a big fall leading this, did go back up and lead it easily
StevePr - 2nd - 1998 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/97

nige - Lead - 1997 with sven rowan

Phil West - 2nd rpt - 22/Jun/96 with David Atherton

colin milton - 2nd - 22/Jul/95 with eric milton

Phil West - Lead O/S - Jul/94 with Steve Wild

mikedelderfield - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/93 with Steven Delderfield

John Marsland - Lead - 07/Jun/92 with Dave Soles and Geoff Teir

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/91

craig h - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/91 with Matt Ford

sadams - Lead - 08/Mar/91 with Mark Bonham

NickJH - Lead - Jun/90 with D Picker

Roget - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/89 with jim

Andy Say - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/89

craig h - Solo O/S - 10/May/88

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Aug/83 with Andy Chadwick

Hidden - Lead - Aug/81

charlesmfrench - 2nd - 12/Jul/81

Sean Kelly - 1977 with Graham Thompson & Steve Berisford

variously from early 70's
David Smith - Lead - 1970

Tom V - 1969

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Voting
Total votes cast 59
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VS16 of 20
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hard 4c4 of 21
4c1 of 21
easy 4c12 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 88 (4.5%)
Lead43 of 88 (48.9%)
Followed33 of 88 (37.5%)
Toproped1 of 88 (1.1%)
Alt Leads2 of 88 (2.3%)
Unknown5 of 88 (5.7%)

'Climbed'33 of 88 (37.5%)
clean O/S46 of 88 (52.3%)
clean rpt2 of 88 (2.3%)
clean RP2 of 88 (2.3%)
dogged5 of 88 (5.7%)