True Identity** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
A good but forgotten route. Start as for Mistaken Identity. Follow Mistaken Identity until just passed the roof. Move right past a big thread and climb up to sloping ledges. Use a crack to pass an overlap on its right and then climb straight up the slabby wall to a shallow scooped headwall. Finish directly up the steep headwall to a sound finish. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A very good forgoten route.
5a. Start as for Mistaken Identity, as soon as you pass the roof move right past an big thread up on to slopping ledges, use the crack to pass overlap on it right, climb stright up the slabby wall to a shallow scooped head wall, climb striaght up this streeply to a sound finish. belay well back on the fence posts.

P Finclaire, N Withers 09/Oct/1994
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rd20 - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/15 with Patrick

paddygoodwinlondon - 2nd - 19/Sep/15 with robert dufton

Geoffers - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/15 with Tim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jul/15

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/15 with Kurt Carberry

Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/15 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - 2nd - Jul/15 with Robin Brooke

islandlynx - 2nd - 27/Jun/15 with TomRiddelsdell

TomRiddelsdell - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/15 with Shane Williams

roberts1234567890 - AltLd - 24/Jan/15 with Will Moy

joeallen28 - 2nd - 12/Sep/14 with Sam4242

Sophie Nunn - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/14 with Tiff

TiffTiff - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Sophie

Julian Prieto - 2nd O/S - 14/May/14 with Alan Blanchflower

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 14/May/14 with Julian Prieto

Peter Lovell - Lead - 12/Apr/14

May have got a bit off route at the top and trended right. Harder but shorter.
clipskipper - Lead β - 11/Jan/14 with Curly Stevo

We think we went a bit too far right, which sent us on less climbed ground. On second I was a bit less vigilant with the rock and pulled on a solid feeling and reasonable looking flake near the top, both me and it departed from the rock and I tested the belay, luckily clipskipper did a great job with the the mostly fairly sketchy looking rock you need to find solid anchors in. Not the first time I've climbed this route.
CurlyStevo - 2nd - 11/Jan/14 with clipskipper

improvised harness day
uncontrollable - 2nd rpt - 16/Nov/13 with Max

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 11/Sep/13

really good route. Lovely holds and ledges for the first 2/3 then steep at the top.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/13 with Ben Knudson

Monkey_Alan - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Lawrence Dudley

Kirill - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Stevo

CurlyStevo - 2nd - Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/13

LukeyG - Lead - 05/Mar/13

slight variation at top to thr lrft, finidhing as fot midtskrn dur to dampness
uncontrollable - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/13 with Max

ianto - 2013

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12 with Bob Mott

Great climb, good value and steep at the top.
LJKing - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Bud Chawla

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Nov/12

budchawla - 2nd O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Laurence King

Did the first half onto the ledge, then because it looks like it had lost a block we finished up lichen wall. Not bad for a first route in 4 months.
climbtim - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/12 with Tom Thorne

nickdonohue - 2nd - Sep/12 with Frank ?, Ian Bryant

givemetea - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/12 with Ali Taylor

Nice route, with a good finish
clipskipper - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Matt Perks

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 21/Jan/12 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - Lead rpt - 21/Jan/12

Backed off hard move at the top, was a very long reach with poor sideways nuts (friends would prob be ok. great climbing up to there though, the bulging middle section is divine, great little pockets!
AlexD - Lead dnf - 15/Jan/12 with Ceri

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Tom Thorne

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Matt Robinson, Ceridwen Hutchinson

Some very suspect rock near the top, otherwise very good route.
Ceridwen - 2nd O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Matt Hot rock, Sophie Nunn

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 25/Jun/11 with Kerry, Sophie

Geoffers - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Simon, Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

Good spot Marti. Worth a star.
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Iain Moodie

Hidden - 2nd β - 07/Aug/10

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with jez brown

Really enjoyed this one. Steep finish.
jezb1 - 2nd - 24/Jul/10

Nigel Coe - Lead - 08/Sep/01 with Al Evans, Scott Titt

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