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Grooved Slab*** VS 4a

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[On Helsby., 2 kb]14m. The classic of the crag, although protection could be better. From the grass ledge climb the groove to its end then step left and take the continuation all the way to the terrace and a tree belay. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock, Classic Rock Climbs In Northern England by Bill Birket, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: On Helsby. © Dave Wearing
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 172 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Didn't find any gear so turned into a solo with rack and rope...
disrail - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Ivan

Roger Cruse - Lead rpt - 17/Jul/14 with Jill & Wendy

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jul/14

Hidden - TR rpt - 14/Jun/14

Jon Read - Lead - 12/Jun/14

Roisin - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with theomoore

ClimberJimmyB - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14

jez_palmer - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo - 29/Aug/13

Steve Perry - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13 with Jamie

Otis - TR - 28/Aug/13

DaveInPortwood - 07/Jul/13

AmandaJG - TR O/S - 03/Jul/13

Roger Cruse - Lead rpt - 26/Jun/13 with Kris & Jill

frost - Lead O/S - 07/May/13 with D Garry

thevoice - Lead O/S - 2013

Alex Winter - Solo rpt - 06/Sep/12

snappychick - TR - 29/Jul/12 with pete warriner

M0untainM0nkey - TR rpt - 29/Jul/12 with snappychick

A bit scrittly after the rain.
Alex Winter - Solo rpt - 27/Jul/12

Dom Whillans - Lead - 18/May/12 with a.crook

A Crook - 2nd - 17/May/12 with Dom Stockton

Ally Smith - Solo rpt - 23/Mar/12

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Matt

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/12 with Victim of Mathematics

PAJames - 2012

bsamo - 2012

Alex Winter - Solo rpt - 22/Sep/11

naughtybadboy - TR - 04/Sep/11 with John Bishop

Alex Winter - Solo rpt - 02/Sep/11

gw3285 - 2nd - 31/Aug/11

t8t9t8 - Lead - 31/Aug/11 with G Williams

Self-belay
Chris Manasseh - TR - 21/Aug/11

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

potter, potter
NeilGriffiths - Lead - 23/Jun/11 with Adam

A Crook - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Neil Griffiths

Hidden - Solo - 13/Jun/11

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 31/May/11 with Jim MEC

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/11

harold walmsley - Solo rpt - 04/May/11

Nice- bit difficult to be honest but once you nail the start you can keep going!
Stani49 - TR rpt - 21/Apr/11

Jon Read - Solo - 20/Apr/11 with The peregrin

may as well solo this, excellent route.
gd303uk - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/11 with gary.barr

gary.barr - 2nd rpt - 11/Apr/11 with Graham Dykes

A good balancy route, thin on gear though so it feels like you're soloing most of the time.
gary.barr - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/11 with Ally Singleton

bbangbala - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Tom Greenham

Julian Wedd - 2011

mynyddresident - Solo - 25/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Oct/10

petegunn - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with Davina

dan-8990 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/10 with AO

The Green Giant - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/10 with Dan with the van

hetaher - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with My mum

Lenny - TR rpt - 31/Aug/10 with Billy P.

Bold climbing above a 0.5 wire, top route.
gary.barr - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Ally Singleton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/10

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/10 with Vicky Hoolohan

Ally Smith - Solo - 08/Aug/10 with Emily Goodman

DaveAllen - TR O/S - 04/Aug/10

Gazleah - Lead O/S - Aug/10 with adam radcliff

Ali H - 2nd - 29/Jun/10 with Willson

Ally Smith - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10

NeilGriffiths - 2nd - 17/Jun/10 with Adam

run out
A Crook - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Neil Griffiths

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/10 with ryan cassidy, mike doyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/10

ndraper1 - Lead - Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

willson - TR - 25/May/10 with Ali H

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/May/10

si_green99 - TR O/S - 20/May/10 with Owen Raybould, mike morgan

Nice route with interesting moves, but solid rests between them. Saw more protection opportunities then I would have guessed, but none of them looked very bomber.
lrandall - Solo O/S - 19/May/10

Bumblebee Biggs - Lead O/S - 17/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/May/10

Some rather committing moves.
vincentchopper - TR O/S - 10/Apr/10 with Chris Baker, djcochran

cjbaker - TR O/S - 10/Apr/10 with djcochran, Jack Sage

Jon Read - Solo - 08/Apr/10 with The jackdaws

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/09

barryjacks - 2nd - 20/Aug/09 with Oleg Makarov

Alex Winter - Lead rpt - 06/Aug/09 with J. Winter

jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/09

perfectvirus - TR O/S - 02/Jul/09 with helen

MountainMing - TR O/S - 02/Jul/09 with perfectvirus

Roger Cruse - Lead rpt - 18/Jun/09 with George

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/Jun/09

Jon Read - Solo - 15/Jun/09 with The peregrin

dashitboarder - 2nd - 02/Jun/09 with Dad

dicky79 - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/09 with James D & Les T

ryan_naked24 - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 26/May/09

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/09

Jon Read - Solo - 21/Apr/09 with Tuesday nighters

mjeffery - Lead - 17/Apr/09

Mikelo - Lead - 31/Mar/09 with adam

PeteH - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/08 with Chris Moxon

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/08

rachaeldanks - 2nd - 20/Sep/08 with mark,andi,gus,sarah

andi turner - Solo - 20/Aug/08 with Mark Sharratt

mark s - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/08 with andi t

Hidden - TR - 30/Jul/08

Jon Read - Solo - 29/Jul/08 with Tuesday nighters

dicky79 - Solo O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Gary & Fran

Hidden - Solo - 22/Jul/08

adam06 - Lead - 21/Jul/08 with dave carr and chris carr

Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/08 with J. Iles-Smith

jiles - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/08

steveP - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Joe Sacko

Hidden - Solo dnf - 04/Jun/08

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

Jon Read - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Martin Boysen

Ashapalan - 2nd - 04/Apr/08 with ad

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo - 2008

nige - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Gooders - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/07 with Fi

kevin k - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07 with dan, ryan

danny 7a+ - 2nd - 11/Jun/07 with kev ,ryan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07

katie75 - Lead - Jun/07 with ryan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/May/07

lamma_hippie - Lead - May/07 with Katie barlow

Fantastic route.
climbingpixie - Solo - 21/Apr/07

CJE - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/07

fran04 - Lead - 2007 with alunallcock

Diggler - Solo - 2007

very soft, probably HS 4b, actually has lots of gear!
Si dH - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/06 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/06

PenJD - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/06 with Ketch

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/06

mol - 2nd - 18/Jun/06 with Dave

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/06 with Simon Cook

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/05

Hidden - Solo - 16/Aug/05

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - Aug/04

Mike Parker - 2nd - Aug/04 with Dan Parker

Fire Marshall - Lead O/S - Jul/04 with John Cooke

wirralclimber1984 - Lead O/S - Jun/04 with Dan Parker, Matty Harrison, Jerry Lewis

matty harrison - Lead - Jun/04 with Kevin Charleston

r0b - Solo O/S - 18/May/04

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/03

matthias13 - TR - 2003 with wirralclimber1984

Hidden - Solo - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2002

John Marsland - Solo - 20/Jun/01

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Aug/00

barryjacks - 2nd - 20/May/00 with Andrew Maddison

alan moore - 2000

Tim W - 2nd - 19/May/99

My first roped rock climb (aged 51)!
Steve Pardoe - TR - 05/May/99 with John Marsland

John Marsland - Lead - 05/May/99 with Steve Pardoe

barryjacks - 2nd - 06/Oct/98 with Andrew Maddison

iskra2000 - Lead - 21/Apr/97 with Mark Leach

Marti999 - Solo - 1996

BRUCESTRAC - Solo - 1996

whispering nic - Aug/94 with Kat

Fine Hard Severe.
AndyP - Lead O/S - Jun/92 with Morag

Roget - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/90 with jim

wynaptomos - Solo - Jun/84

Nigel Bond - Lead - 02/Oct/83 with Charlie Leverton

Mark Kemball - Solo - 25/Jul/77

Ian Jones - 1975 with Billy Jones, Chris Newton, Mike Newton, Dave Greenald, Huw John

pneame - 09/Sep/70

lump'o'lead - 1970

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/68 with Paul Rees

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Voting
Total votes cast 87
hard HVS0 of 29
HVS0 of 29
easy HVS0 of 29
hard VS3 of 29
VS15 of 29
easy VS7 of 29
hard HS4 of 29
HS0 of 29
easy HS0 of 29
hard 4b1 of 29
4b0 of 29
easy 4b12 of 29
hard 4a7 of 29
4a8 of 29
easy 4a1 of 29
hard 3c0 of 29
3c0 of 29
easy 3c0 of 29
3 Stars21 of 29
2 Stars6 of 29
1 Star2 of 29
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Style of ascent

Soloed43 of 172 (25.0%)
Lead62 of 172 (36.0%)
Followed34 of 172 (19.8%)
Toproped20 of 172 (11.6%)
Unknown13 of 172 (7.6%)

'Climbed'80 of 172 (46.5%)
clean O/S72 of 172 (41.9%)
clean rpt19 of 172 (11.0%)
dnf1 of 172 (0.6%)