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[New Look Many Happy Returns, 2 kb]14m. The crack splitting the centre of the north facing side wall is sustained and delicate. © ROCKFAX
FA. Arthur Hassall 1974

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: New Look Many Happy Returns © Mark Collins
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This climb is in 212 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

noemie5438 - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14 with Marieke

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14

Mark Collins - TR rpt - 17/Jun/14

StuartCJones - Lead - 03/Jun/14

philgillespie - 2nd - 03/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14

tjrukc - 20/May/14

John Gale - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

bwestwood - 2nd - 16/May/14

1st time on a shunt.
erictant - TR dog - 09/May/14

sprout3099 - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Becky Wood

miles01 - 2nd rpt - 05/May/14 with Sally Byrne

Robin Nichols - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Roger

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/14

miles01 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14 with nick day

chris74 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Dave

Dave Richards - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Chris74

bshenderson - Lead - 27/Mar/14

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Charles Moreton

How can this be the same grade as Zarke? If Zarke really is HVS 5a, then this is VS 4c!
cem - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

bigglesbutcha - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/13 with Elliot, Ade

Chris Nash - Lead - 12/Jul/13

The large flake that is in the crack at mid height is very very loose. No way capable of taking any gear placements and could probably be pulled out of the wall if you fancied it. I ran away
Franklypeter - Lead dnf - 12/Jul/13

bgreen3761 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13

Jacob Forshaw - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/13

I reckon the dirt and loose block add stars to this route. great stuff
Karl Bromelow - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/13 with Mandy and Kai

monkeymark - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/Jun/13

Harri777 - Lead - 19/Jun/13 with Megan Beaumont

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/13

Rachel Somerville - Lead rpt - 01/May/13 with Paul Rigby

anth12 - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Matt, Leachy7

jacko120 - Lead - 07/Apr/13

jacko120 - Lead - 07/Apr/13

mike pearson - Lead - Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Oct/12

joe_lancs - Lead - 21/Oct/12

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with John McGuinness, Adam Moroz

g1m147 - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/12 with Mick.

Fragmod - Lead - 21/Jul/12

Mark Collins - TR rpt - 29/May/12 with Delboy

Derek Robinson - TR dog - 29/May/12 with Mark Collins

Fragmod - 2nd - 27/May/12

Enjoyed this. Nice climbing and in control. Have seconded it a couple of years ago but remembered finding it harder than this time. Didn't remember any of the moves though.
Swotson - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Tony Madden

Clay C - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Ken

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

innesmac - 09/Feb/12

kjb - Lead β - 2012

georgenvk - TR O/S - 12/Nov/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11

Tom Rigby - Lead - 04/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/11

Mark Collins - TR rpt - 02/Aug/11

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11 with Rob

HansUDes - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/11 with Pete

Was really thrilled to finish this. First HVS lead :)
Jack.Beech - Lead - 03/Jul/11

gw3285 - Lead - 29/Jun/11

Martin Imms - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/11

Bugger, E1 in the old brick. Good though.
bigglesbutcha - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Ian Selby

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/11

cox - Lead - 21/Jun/11

rockjedi - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Sara Williams

lindsam - Lead - 20/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/11

chrisg - 2nd - 03/May/11

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - May/11 with Andrea

JYates - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Paul Coxon

Nice easy climb. Alot easier than Metamorphosis.
Owdham - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Jamie Thompson

Neil R - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with cliff shasby

will_benfold - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Mike L

HVS 5a in the guidebook, probably closer to HVS than E1
Prez - 2nd O/S - 14/Apr/11 with Joe, Jayz

wrapped in bacon - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Rob

rosieposey14 - 2nd - 09/Oct/10 with laurence smith

benjaminireland - 2nd - 09/Oct/10

nickhoward - 2nd - 26/Jun/10 with John Haslam

mick grim - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/10

Nice - would have been nicer if clean. Never E1, and barely HVS
Shauna - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Jules

JulesV - 2nd - 19/Jun/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 18/May/10 with Adam

A Crook - Lead O/S - 18/May/10 with Neil Griffiths

Awesome delicate climb! Loved it, although I doubt it is an E1. If it is an E1 it is my first so woo hoo!
Leo Woodhead - Lead β - 15/May/10 with Ian W

Ianwesterby - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Leo

chrisboywonder - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10 with Mike Harper

mike_harper - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

benrh09 - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with Innes Macdonald

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/10

bigbirdflying - TR O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Oak

datoon - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/10

efrance24234 - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

philw - 2010

Brown - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/09 with John

Possibly my first E1? HVS in guide book! Nice climbing.
d_evo20 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Kev Goodwin

adam06 - 2nd - 19/Jun/09 with chris white and chris carr

easier if you got the reach. Again, climb-off can be slippery.
AshWall - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/09 with Norman Wilkinson

garethtodd - TR - Jun/09

conboy93 - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Matthew Lovell, Peter Brindle

monkeymark - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

Hidden - TR - 23/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/Mar/09

keith robo - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/09 with James Gerrie

garethtodd - TR dog - 22/Mar/09

innesmac - 2009

kjbix - Lead - 14/Sep/08 with Gary Caswell

Have lead it before. Very, very dirty today. Attempted to lead it today- took my first proper long fall.
mickJ - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with mike b

jmarshall - TR O/S - 27/Jul/08 with ben knowles

TonyP - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08 with woody

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/08

leewam121 - Lead dog - 15/Jun/08 with Leigh De Vine

No guide book. Adrian lead clean onsight.
hellboundblr - 2nd - 11/Jun/08 with Adrian Goldstraw

..blackbird - Lead O/S - Jun/08

Trobbo - 2nd - 21/May/08 with mike parkinson

CasWebb - 2nd O/S - 21/May/08 with Dave Westby

Good climb, definatley more HVS than E1 though (on top rope) although gear didn't look too obvious for lead
dannut89 - TR O/S - May/08

Booey - 2nd - 16/Apr/08

Rachel Somerville - 2nd - 10/Feb/08 with Des Chadderton

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Jan/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 27/Jan/08

Really enjoyable. úrd attempt I cracked it.
mark2572 - TR rpt - 12/Jan/08 with Danny & Christian

I had to clean a few holds due to the sand washed down from the top.Looking forward to leading this one when it's dry.
dan1stdan - TR rpt - 12/Jan/08 with Mark & Christian

Quixos - TR RP - 2008

dave mann - Lead rpt - 2008

tomB - Lead rpt - 19/Oct/07 with Juliette

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Sep/07

scouser666 - TR dnf - 08/Sep/07 with fedster187

HVS 5a
jpreston - Lead - 05/Sep/07 with andrew coulton

steven - Lead - 30/Aug/07 with Brian Hull

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Andy Bond

jom - TR - 07/Aug/07

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/07 with Andy Bond

ChrisGreen - TR O/S - 24/Jul/07

tomB - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/07 with Ross Pimlott

execlimber - TR O/S - 20/Jun/07 with J Rutter

thegavster - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Kathryn Whittaker

dhdaveuk - Lead - Apr/07 with Leo

tomB - Lead dog - 25/Jan/07 with John walton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2007

kingholmesy - Lead O/S - 2007 with SteveOc

santobugito - 2nd dog - 2007 with Mike Webber

samking251 - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Dec/06

Well done to Phil for leading his first E1!
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Jamie and Phil

Jamie Light - 2nd O/S - 06/Aug/06 with Phil Baker/Will Hunt

Dom Whillans - Lead - Aug/06

Stig - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/06 with Maciek

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/06

tomB - 2nd O/S - 12/May/06 with Tim Griffin

karabiner - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Andy, Chris

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd β - 26/Apr/06

kitch01 - TR O/S - Apr/06 with terry webb

flashed, 2nd e1 and enjoyed it. plenty of gear and nice climbing. got a bit muddy at the top though
robman - Lead - 15/Mar/06 with John mason

Darryl M - Lead O/S - 2006 with Neil Constantine

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/05

This is getting easier now...
Dave Westby - Lead - 2005 with John Fishwick

craigswoods - Lead - Jun/04 with Rob Nason

Don't remember this being that hard but wasn't leading it. Must do so soon.
Marvino - 2nd - May/04 with Jamie

datoon - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/04 with RT

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/04 with mark humphries

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2004

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd β - Mar/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - 2nd β - Sep/02

My first E1
Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/02 with Dave Daniels

Nice crack climb, though was dirty/sandy.
Owdham - TR O/S - Oct/01 with Girtch

Hammy - TR - 10/May/01

Hidden - Lead - Jul/00

NeilGriffiths - 09/Apr/00 with Mike Pritchard

Good Holds, Reachy, Little Protection. Going Dark.
slarty - Lead dog - 06/Apr/99 with Tim

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1999

Mike_T0501 - TR - 26/Sep/98

Mike_T0501 - TR - 26/Sep/98

innesmac - 1998

phardman - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/97

Steve Clark - 2nd - 28/Jul/96

Steve Clark - TR - 09/May/96

Neil Conway - 2nd O/S - 1996 with Steve Hardy

Saw Simon Nadin cruise up an E% on the other side of the quarry. Not as much gear as there first seems
ellie macpherson - Lead - Aug/95 with Neil Macpherson, Graeme Jarvis

Roget - 2nd O/S - 29/May/95 with jon

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1995

mattnuttall - Solo rpt - 11/Jul/94

Hidden - Lead - Jun/93

Neil R - Lead O/S - 23/May/93 with Mark

Hidden - 1993

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/92

ChrisJD - 2nd - 07/Jun/92 with PaulB

badgy - Lead O/S - 1992

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/91

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/91

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/91 with Alan Holden

whispering nic - Jun/90 with noj

2nd lead. No guidebook!
John Southworth - Lead O/S - Mar/90

mik1miller - Lead O/S - 1989 with gary deane

mattnuttall - Lead - 1989 with Alan Holden

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/88 with Rob Scott

andy farnell - 1988

BigHairyIan - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/87 with Pete Hodson

Bob - 14/Feb/82

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Voting
Total votes cast 110
hard E10 of 12
E10 of 12
easy E10 of 12
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS8 of 12
easy HVS1 of 12
hard VS2 of 12
VS1 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 50
5b0 of 50
easy 5b0 of 50
hard 5a3 of 50
5a36 of 50
easy 5a9 of 50
hard 4c1 of 50
4c1 of 50
easy 4c0 of 50
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2 Stars16 of 48
1 Star23 of 48
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 212 (1.9%)
Lead101 of 212 (47.6%)
Followed65 of 212 (30.7%)
Toproped28 of 212 (13.2%)
Alt Leads2 of 212 (0.9%)
Unknown12 of 212 (5.7%)

'Climbed'81 of 212 (38.2%)
clean O/S97 of 212 (45.8%)
clean β5 of 212 (2.4%)
clean rpt18 of 212 (8.5%)
clean RP1 of 212 (0.5%)
dogged7 of 212 (3.3%)
dnf3 of 212 (1.4%)