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Plumb Line*** VS 4c

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[Perfect jamming, 2 kb]14m. An excellent straight jamming rack swallows all the gear you can carry. Despite the picture in the 1988 Moorland Grit guide it isn't an overhanging horror. © ROCKFAX
FA. Mick Quinn 1966

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, Moorland Grit - The Essential Selection (Over The Moors).

Photo: Perfect jamming © Dave Foster
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 175 logbooks, and on 16 wishlists.

Classic. Definitive quarried grit VS 4c.
Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/14 with Bob Larkin

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/14

spitfirerick - 2nd - 25/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/14

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

superb
phil64 - AltLd - 16/May/14 with matt dean

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - Apr/14

Climbster - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Ian

A plumb line indeed!
Bloke on a Rope - 2nd β - 24/Mar/14 with Matt

Hidden - 2014

Fragmod - Lead - 29/Sep/13

cragtyke - Lead - 29/Sep/13 with gareth h

Matt Cooke - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/13 with Andrew Cooke

Top 50? Pretty grotty at the bottom with lots of loose holds. Top 4m is good fun, but ruined by massive ledge off to the side. Worth two stars perhaps...
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Rik Battye

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Jul/13

kkris - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/13 with Graham

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jul/13

tomB - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Juliette

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

georgenvk - Lead dog - 27/Jun/13 with martina

kkris - Lead dog - 20/Jun/13 with Graham

kkris - Lead dog - 07/Jun/13 with Graham

BikeClimbWalk - 2nd - 08/May/13 with Chris B

stratandrew - 2nd rpt - 10/Apr/13

MaccMark - Lead - 10/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/13

ozzie35 - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/13 with James williams

g1m147 - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/13 with Mick.

John Gale - TR β - 2013

Frank the Husky - 2013

adie84 - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12

Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Julie, Andy Hobson

climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Matty, Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12

A bit wet
HarryB - Lead - 03/Sep/12 with Al

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/12

Perfect jamming, with good feet! Not too desperate
ben1987 - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

akhughes - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/12

harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Mark Hounslea, Colin Struthers

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Atsuko & Penny

After long fall begin of season. Finished clean...
ozzie35 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Steve Graham

joermann - TR - 09/Aug/12

Simon Davis - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/12 with Pete Davies

John Roberts (JR) - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/12

Rob84 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/12 with Ben Wolstenholme

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Jul/12

Got to come back and lead this.
Ann S - 2nd - 19/Jun/12 with Chris Tan

John Nuttall - Lead - 19/Jun/12 with John, Gwyn

ChrisGreen - TR O/S - 19/Jun/12 with Chris T

g1m147 - Lead - 29/May/12 with Mick.

Brown - Lead - 27/May/12 with Max

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 26/May/12 with Rob Middleton

solid in the grade
caradoc - Lead O/S - 26/May/12 with nick yapp

Fleeter - Lead O/S - 23/May/12

On April 11th this was greasy and a bit wet and in need of a seasons traffic. good jamming tho. had to descend and reclimb after I dropped my rack of nuts. Whoops!
stratandrew - Lead RP - 11/Apr/12 with Ozcan Yanik

After failing on the lead finished with second.
ozzie35 - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Andy Stratford

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Christian Turford

alias dave - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Sam.EB

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/12

Dan Mckinlay - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/11

philip1984 - 2nd β - 28/Jul/11 with Mike Hegarty

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/11

Jordan - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Naomi Buys

A great climb, good hand jams until you reach the ledge at two thirds height.The crack then narrows so its a couple of layaway's and then jug pulling.
paulpaint - Jul/11

Steeve - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11

rob.s22 - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with C.T

Barry D - 2nd - 04/May/11 with Derek

JEP - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

999thAndy - 2nd - 04/May/11

stevebarratt - Solo - 28/Apr/11 with Rob Sandercock

gw3285 - Lead - 20/Apr/11

mattnuttall - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Alan Holden

seanraby - TR RP - 09/Apr/11 with Dave Manton

petegunn - Lead - 20/Jan/11 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jan/11

bit pumpy for a warm up
grubes - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Chris

gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10

embob - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Alex

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

craig h - 2nd rpt - 11/Jul/10 with Janet Hannah

enjoyable climb super pumped messing about placing gear
ojp - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/10 with Dave, Andy

Good lead by Si, kept it together through a good wobble.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 09/Jul/10 with Andy and Si

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 16/May/10 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with Peter Hart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 24/Apr/10

Hardonicus - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/10 with nick a

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Graeme H

great line, great jams :D
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Rob

cezza - TR - Apr/10

pie_eater_pete - 2010

craig h - 2nd rpt - 26/Sep/09 with Tim

LittleJoe - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Dad

very enjoyable, great moves all the way. had to ration the gear a bit to protect the top section.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Dad

Julian Lane - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Dan

Michael Ryan - 12/Sep/09 with Matt Nuttall, Kevin Thaw

Hidden - TR - 12/Sep/09

Western Grit p279, Route 21, VS 4c - ok conditions
HansUDes - TR O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Neil Britton

as before but with gear placements
HansUDes - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Neil Britton

mataius - 12/Sep/09

ste_d - TR rpt - 10/Sep/09 with shunt

will6459 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/09 with Andy Hext

Hidden - TR - 06/Sep/09

first self-belay, then mock-lead with gear placements (climbed in the rain)
HansUDes - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

Simonj - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Steve

ste_d - TR rpt - 04/Jul/09 with shunt

craig h - TR rpt - 26/Jun/09 with Shunted

ste_d - TR rpt - 02/Jun/09 with shunt

Superb
Stig - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with Greg

Boy - May/09 with Nige Kershaw

Hidden - TR O/S - May/09

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2009 with Jade and Andy

A bitch in the cold.
El Rabano - Lead dnf - Nov/08 with Mike Rignall, Chris Tan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/08

Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/08

Bit "pumpy" apparently...
Alex Thompson - 2nd rpt - 19/Sep/08 with Haydn Martin

craig h - Lead rpt - 25/Jun/08 with Andy S

Nice clean crack line.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Cath

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/08

ste_d - TR rpt - 11/May/08 with shunt

ste_d - TR rpt - 03/May/08 with shunt

craig h - 2nd rpt - 16/Feb/08 with Janet and Rob Hannah

Rob1976 - 2nd dog - 16/Feb/08 with Janet and Craig Hannah

riklegge - Lead RP - 2008 with Mike Pickwell

Phil West - 2nd dog - 06/Oct/07 with Chris Tan

Howard J - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/07 with Aidan Raftery

psychicbread - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Max

plastichead - 2nd dog - 31/Aug/07 with Max

mattnuttall - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/07 with Ben Sanger

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/07 with Terry Robinson

Trobbo - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/07 with mark humphries

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/06

colin milton - Lead - 11/Jul/06 with fiend

Michael Ryan - 2nd - Jul/06 with Kevin Thaw

Cameron13 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/06 with Mark Williamson

nige - Solo - 28/Jun/05 with adam ellwood

Hidden - Lead dog - Apr/05

John Marsland - Lead dog - 02/Jun/04 with Arnaud Garcon

r0b - Lead - 31/May/04 with Mark Humphries

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 09/May/04 with Ian Pickles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

Phil West - Lead rpt - 20/Aug/03 with Iain Johnson

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/03 with Duncan Irving

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/02

Good hard crack line. Quite pumpy most of the way. Good moves required. Very enjoyable
Owdham - TR O/S - 10/Sep/01 with Girtch

Cold and no warm up. Fell off somewhere near the top managing to rip a friend. Pulled the ropes and did it properly the second time.
TobyA - Lead β - Oct/00 with Elina

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/Sep/00

JerryD - 1999

Hidden - 2nd β - 09/May/98

craig h - 2nd rpt - 23/Jun/97 with Janet Hannah

craig h - Solo rpt - 31/May/97

craig h - Lead rpt - 08/Feb/97 with Steve M

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1997

ste_d - Lead O/S - 04/May/94 with mik

ste_d - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/93 with mik

David Smith - Jun/93

StevePr - 2nd - 1992 with Alan

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/91 with Mike Wardle, Dan Morgan

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/91

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/91

craig h - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/90

charlesmfrench - Lead - 04/Aug/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/90

Sean Kelly - 1987 with Gary Thornhill & Duncan Lee

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Voting
Total votes cast 105
hard HVS0 of 37
HVS1 of 37
easy HVS1 of 37
hard VS8 of 37
VS26 of 37
easy VS1 of 37
hard HS0 of 37
HS0 of 37
easy HS0 of 37
hard 5a0 of 34
5a1 of 34
easy 5a1 of 34
hard 4c7 of 34
4c23 of 34
easy 4c2 of 34
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Style of ascent

Soloed6 of 175 (3.4%)
Lead89 of 175 (50.9%)
Followed48 of 175 (27.4%)
Toproped18 of 175 (10.3%)
Alt Leads1 of 175 (0.6%)
Unknown13 of 175 (7.4%)

'Climbed'53 of 175 (30.3%)
clean O/S81 of 175 (46.3%)
clean β5 of 175 (2.9%)
clean rpt24 of 175 (13.7%)
clean RP3 of 175 (1.7%)
dogged8 of 175 (4.6%)
dnf1 of 175 (0.6%)