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The Trident*** HVS 5a

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20m. Western grit's Peapod, a classical struggle but a classic nonetheless. The narrow central section is an uphill battle especially for those who are large in the chest, though once the trident block is grasped things ease and the final section gives glorious jamming. © ROCKFAX
Fa. Joe Brown 1948

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, Gritstone's finest gruesome and damaging struggles, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors), Faves, Peak Rock/6/ The Emergence of Joe Brown and Don Whillans, Joe Brown's Three-Star Grit-List.

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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

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

Brown - Lead - 27/Jul/13 with Andy R

Fantastic. Josh loved every minute of it too :)
thetradlad - Lead dog - 29/Jun/13 with Josh Daymond

andi turner - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

jorge1983 - Lead dnf - Aug/12

Felt the shoulder stating up so gave in
Tony Holdsworth - Lead dnf - 27/May/12 with Joanna House

Bob Windsor - AltLd - 26/May/12 with Rick Graham

Tony Kartawick - 2012

ryan118116 - TR - 01/Sep/11

Errrrrrr. Not even close to getting up it.
teamrob - 2nd dnf - 23/Jul/11 with Dan

found it almost impossible. Am wide chested, could not get one arm above the other to jam properly. For me, much harder than peapod at curbar or tower chimney at stanage. HVS 5c in my book.
wahniel - Lead dog - 23/Jul/11 with Robin Hoffmann

TomPR - Lead - 20/Apr/11

walts4 - 2011

OMG!! F*ck!! Argh! Urmmph!!
Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10 with Martin K, Kasia Baldwin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10

Classic traditional battle, but still SO GOOD what a smile on my face as topped out!!! Much harder than the Peapod.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09 with Darren McMaster

shed_hed - 2nd dog - 19/Sep/09 with Graeme Hammond

Oh my God! Outrageous. 'Fell off' but got stuck in the crack on the way out before the rope took me away - and carried on up in a most desparate desparate fashion. Scars all over. Should have hand jammed front on.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Ben Heason

jonka - Sep/09 with gareth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/07

gregoritos - Lead O/S - May/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

babymoac - Lead - 23/Jul/05 with James Gill

Desparate! Respect to J Brown...
Carl Smethurst - Lead dnf - 07/Jul/05 with Ian Pickles

sadams - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/03 with Eric Hildrew

sadams - Lead - 27/Sep/03 with Eric Hildrew

A brilliant end to a perfect day :) Really enjoyed the climbing, but my partner found it curiously hard to second - she eventually ended up climbing the blank 6b arete to the right of the crack (!)
Nick Smith - UKC - Lead O/S - Sep/03 with Thea Williams

cem - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/03 with Jonathan Astin

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2000 with John Kirk

Boy - 2000

John Marsland - 2nd - 28/May/94 with Dave Soles

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/93 with mik

mikedelderfield - Lead dog - 25/Aug/93 with Steven Delderfield

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/92

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

Hidden - Lead - Aug/81

charlesmfrench - Lead - 12/Jul/81

very dry but still dirty
David Smith - Lead - 1976 with Al Bennett

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Style of ascent

Lead24 of 42 (57.1%)
Followed9 of 42 (21.4%)
Toproped1 of 42 (2.4%)
Alt Leads1 of 42 (2.4%)
Unknown7 of 42 (16.7%)

'Climbed'20 of 42 (47.6%)
clean O/S14 of 42 (33.3%)
dogged4 of 42 (9.5%)
dnf4 of 42 (9.5%)