Deception HVS 5a
[One at a time please! 3 year old twins on 'low start' to Deception., 2 kb]14m.

Rockfax Description
14m. The twin bending cracks are crusty and currenlty have an ivy cornice to deal with. © ROCKFAX

FA. Al Evans 1977

Photo: One at a time please! 3 year old twins on 'low start' to Deception. © davelaking
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This climb is in 89 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Derek Furze - Lead - 26/Apr/15 with Paul Mitchell

The Blue Bucket - Lead G/U - 21/Apr/15

Fragmod - Sent - 04/Nov/14

Oliver.Pickup - TR RP - 05/Oct/14 with David Greenald

very very wet also a chick on a ledge caused me to fall
Oliver.Pickup - TR dog - 10/Aug/14 with David Greenald

Oliver.Pickup - TR dnf - 15/Jun/14 with David Greenald

Oliver.Pickup - TR dnf - 11/May/14 with Alexander Lloyd, David Greenald

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Tim Newton

tim newton - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/14 with james oakes

Honest, uphill fun
Derek Furze - Lead - 28/Mar/14 with Paul Mitchell

ben.phillips - 2nd O/S - 08/Jan/14 with Rob Kempster, Jared Kitchen

MischaHY - 2014

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/13

Stoff - 2nd dog - 04/Jun/13 with gpcomps

Tougher than it looks
gpcomps - Lead dog - 21/May/13 with Chris Bridgland

Fairly dirty with plenty of sand falling down at the top. Second should wear a helmet while belaying
Cake - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with John Cooper

had a tough time on this one!
rod757 - Lead dog - Mar/13

p_won - Sent - 29/Dec/12 with Rob Ceasar

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

sputnik - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/12

Triggy Pop - 2nd - 26/Sep/12 with Jon Holland

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12 with Jem

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/12

David Kay - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Pete Dalzell

cem - 2nd rpt - 04/Mar/12 with Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - Lead dog - 04/Mar/12 with Charles Moreton

Hidden - Sent - 03/Feb/12

timmyhobby - Lead - 21/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead dog - 08/Jan/12

Hidden - Sent O/S - 10/Dec/11

First HVS
ozzie35 - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/11

nath_casper - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with montse

Would be nice if it wasn't loose and sandy.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/11 with Mark Rankine

tmawer - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with andrea

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/11

gpcomps - Lead dog - 09/Jun/11 with Chris Bridgland

Stoff - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/11 with gpcomps

Boran - TR dog - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 16/Jan/11

Hidden - 16/Jan/11

Hidden - Lead dog - 16/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 2011

Hidden - 2011

cliffrad - 2nd rpt - 13/Nov/10

Hannes B - Solo - 06/Aug/10 with Rik

cliffrad - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/10 with ian

eazyclimbing - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with cliff

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/10 with JNewbiggin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/10

simonward - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/10

ndraper1 - Lead - Jun/10

I found it much easier than other HVS's I have climbed. As previously mentioned there is a loose jug near to the top. Can't see it going anywhere but if it does don't blame me!
R8JimBob88 - 2nd O/S - 12/May/10 with James

Nothing special, some sandy and crumbly rock.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Mark Rankine

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10

Dry in the pouring rain! Except for the top jugs, and the tree... Steep and pumpy, nice.
PeteH - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/10 with Naomi Hart

Had seconded it ages ago. there's a couple of really loose holds that are also jugs now, so be careful
willoates - Solo rpt - 05/Mar/10

patch - 2nd - 2010

MarkCoupe - Lead O/S - 2010

cymjt - 2010

didn't like this climb. One of the main big holds 3/4 way up made a horrible creaking noise above my head. it is well named though, alot harder than it looks.
frume - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/09 with Rory Juss

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Oct/09

bavarianGaz - 2nd - 05/Sep/09 with Andy and Ben

A Downing - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/09 with Ben & Gaz

Really enjoyed Deception. Ended up climbing it in the dark. Luckily there was a bit of light from one of the street lights nearby! There is a loose block 2/3 of the way up but other than that great climb!
Leo Woodhead - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Steve Wolstencroft

Steve Wolstencroft - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Leo

Hidden - 2nd dog - Jul/09

does exactly what it says on the tin
Peakpdr - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with nick

willoates - 2nd O/S - Jun/09 with Chadders

Brilliant. Dirty but good climbing
A Downing - Lead O/S - 17/May/09 with Dan & Gaz

bavarianGaz - 2nd - 17/May/09 with Andy and Dan

Hidden - Lead dnf - 10/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09

tommakin - Lead dnf - Mar/09 with James Maxwell

A misty wet day saw us retreat from the Roaches only to struggle up greasy damp rock, fingers popped out of pocket 1/3 of the way up, gear popped, all hell broke loose and i ended up able to kis maxwell on the head for saving my ass (who was on his knees!!)..i hope noone was watching....i wont be back all the same
tommakin - Lead dnf - Mar/09 with James Maxwell

Wet and muddy !
Stoff - TR - Dec/08

Looks vaguely ok from below but is utter gash.
Stig - TR - 25/Jun/08

HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/08 with Ben Thynne

Pete Horn - Lead β - 01/Jun/08 with Gerard

Hated it. handhold came loose and fell on me. Fell twice and hung on it loads. it was a relief when I reached the top.
mark2572 - 2nd dog - 01/Mar/08 with Danny

So much harder than it looked.
dan1stdan - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Mark

clintos - 2nd - Mar/08 with jonny green

cem - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/07 with Rob Truckle

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with David Kettle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/07

Hidden - Lead - 2007

JdotP - 2nd O/S - 12/May/06 with Stuart Bury

cem - 2nd - 06/Nov/05 with James Gill, Graham Dolman

Hidden - TR - 05/Sep/05

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