Kittiwake** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
The first pitch is a fine outing. Start at the bottom of the slab, 6m left of the base of Pegasus' corner.
1) 5a, 30m. Climb directly up the slab to reach the base of the steep headwall. Pull up and gain a left-trending wide break and continue up the wall above on good holds to a small overhang. Pull through the small overhang and ascend directly to a stance and belay on a good ledge below a long chimney.
2) 30m. Climb the chimney and easier ground above to the top. © ROCKFAX

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2 big lead falls right at the end of the crux sequence! Third time lucky :)
Master Chief - AltLd dog - 03/Oct/15 with John Spear

Spearos - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/15 with Master Chief

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Aug/15

dready - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/15 with dillwat

Should have pushed through. Nice climb though.
Dilwat - Lead dog - 31/Jul/15 with dready

Hidden - 30/May/15

Gorgeous day- t shirt, sun, windless, perfect....
Gympaul - 29/Dec/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/14

emmafromSB - AltLd dog - 13/Jun/14 with Stu Coxon, Dan Boast

Seagull nest at first belay made this a little more interesting!
danboast - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with EmmaFromSB, stu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14

Nexonen - AltLd O/S - 04/May/14 with Sophie

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Andy J

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/14

Justin T - 2nd - 18/Apr/14 with Nancy

Hidden - Lead dog - 18/Apr/14

Marti999 - AltLd O/S - 10/Oct/13 with Debbie

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/13

therat - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13

Joe_white - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with James

Interesting crux. Did in 2 pitches. I did p2, which is just an easy climb. Chris did p1, which gets gradually harder until it reached the overhanging crux, after which it remains sustained for two moves, which makes it quite challenging.
natalio - AltLd O/S - 26/May/13 with Chris B

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Kayleigh Tremaine

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 18/May/13 with Rob Adie

Simon Alden - Lead O/S - 13/May/13 with Richard Wheeldon

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/13

jakenichol - 2013

adie84 - 2013

Grabtheslab - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Sep/12

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

gowla - AltLd rpt - 04/Oct/11 with Alex Burns

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Oct/11

Em66 - AltLd - 01/Jun/11 with Mat

Hidden - Lead - Jun/11

Lead p2 although opted to try out a different route as didn't fancy the chimney. CLimbed a crack just left of the line of Seal slab, which was good to start then got very green, but was quite enjoyable all the same. P1 was good some amazing hold on the steep face above the slab. Pretty pumpy
monsteratt - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Andrew Abraham

Andrew Abraham - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/10 with Clement Attwood

Bobby Gilbert - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Heather Clark

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/08 with Clare

richardr - AltLd - Sep/07

Geoffers - AltLd O/S - 2007 with Richie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Jun/06

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 25/Mar/05 with Graham Dolman

led P2
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - Apr/03 with Martin Hore

andy_pemberton - Lead - Apr/03 with Katharine Pemberton

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Rob Pitt - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Aug/00

Simon cook - Lead - May/98

stuart100 - Lead O/S - 22/May/97 with Ian Brown

Duncan I - AltLd - 1997

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

colin milton - AltLd - 15/Jun/96 with eric milton

charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 28/May/92 with Andy Wingfield

sdht - 1992

Hammy - Lead - 13/Aug/81 with Rob Lawson

Hidden - 1976

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Total votes cast 46
hard E10 of 16
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easy E14 of 16
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easy 5b3 of 16
hard 5a10 of 16
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hard 4c0 of 16
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