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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 80 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

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

adamjeffs - 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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/08

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

Unfortunately had to hang on some gear in order to fiddle out a stuck wire.
Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd dog - 11/Jun/06 with Thea Williams

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 O/S - 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

Nick Smith - UKC - 2nd - Sep/03 with Thea Williams

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 54
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS0 of 18
hard VS0 of 18
VS14 of 18
easy VS4 of 18
hard HS0 of 18
HS0 of 18
easy HS0 of 18
hard 4c2 of 19
4c1 of 19
easy 4c12 of 19
hard 4b2 of 19
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 80 (5.0%)
Lead39 of 80 (48.8%)
Followed30 of 80 (37.5%)
Toproped1 of 80 (1.2%)
Alt Leads1 of 80 (1.2%)
Unknown5 of 80 (6.2%)

'Climbed'31 of 80 (38.8%)
clean O/S43 of 80 (53.8%)
clean rpt2 of 80 (2.5%)
clean RP1 of 80 (1.2%)
dogged3 of 80 (3.8%)