Mad Karoo* HVS 5a
[Shane Orrell on Mad Karoo, HVS5A, Denham Quarry, 17th May 2009, 2 kb]20m.

Rockfax Description
20m. Good climbing but not overly endowed with protection. Climb on the ledge via the groove and then access the flake on the wall behind awkwardly (very hard for the short - at least 5b). Mantel on this then climb straight up the break and good runner. Continue leftwards up the pleasant face to the final moves of Concave Wall. © ROCKFAX


FA. Dave Knowles 1969

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Shane Orrell on Mad Karoo, HVS5A, Denham Quarry, 17th May 2009 © mrshabbs
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 109 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Great climb, positive holds, take some cams.
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 28/May/15 with Alice du Preez

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Matt

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/14

Simonpeel - TR - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - TR - 30/May/14

bantamdave - 2nd O/S - 06/May/14 with Simon

StuartCJones - Lead O/S - May/14

JimHolmes69 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/14 with Pete

Jacob Forshaw - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

leeoftroy - 2nd O/S - Mar/14

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/13

pete40 - Lead - 04/Sep/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/13

Trobbo - Lead - 01/Aug/13 with Matt Reed

noah - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with P Swire

Josh Hoyle - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Ben green

bgreen3761 - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Josh hoyle

joeflan - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/13

Hidden - 23/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/12

gb05 - Lead β - 28/May/12 with Claire Hoolohan

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/12

Claireee - 2nd - 28/May/12 with Gareth brading

NeilGriffiths - TR - 03/May/12 with Dom, Adam

very cheeky HVS little gear and if the crux is blown its likely you will hit the ledge so probably more E1
A Crook - TR O/S - 03/May/12 with Neil Dom and Dog

Hidden - TR - 30/Apr/12

Mark Collins - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/12 with Delboy

Night climb in the wet!
Mike Hood - TR - 28/Feb/12

Mike Hood - TR - 11/Feb/12

Mike Hood - TR - 06/Nov/11

StewartBradshaw - TR - 11/Jul/11

markw - TR O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Tor

Tor - TR O/S - 21/Jun/11 with mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

csw - Lead rpt - May/11

kegless - TR - 21/Apr/11

richorme - TR rpt - 19/Apr/11 with Pete Bennett

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead rpt - 13/Apr/11 with Will Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

wheelo - TR - 24/Feb/11 with chris g

norman hilton - Feb/11

JYates - TR - 10/Oct/10 with Chris Wilson

jonwright - TR - 09/Oct/10 with peter

Really nice climbing, really bold. Had one runner on the mantel move then ran it out to the top! Thought about putting gear in the break but just ran it out further. Definitely recommended though!
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10 with Thomas Reid

wilkie14c - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/10 with Dave Clarke

first ledge easy to gain, awkward move onto next mantelshelf unless you're tall!
robronson - TR - 22/May/10

Trobbo - Lead - 12/May/10 with tony hulme

mick grim - 2010

Albanian - 2010

michael burrows - TR - 02/Nov/09 with mike doyle, margaret

Lallylandslider - TR - 02/Nov/09 with michael burrows

tmawer - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/09

crossdressingrodney - TR O/S - 11/Jul/09

very bold! will have to lead it one day!
Brendan H - 2nd O/S - 24/Jun/09 with paul

wilkie14c - Lead rpt - 24/Jun/09 with Brenden

Sam Ash - TR β - 14/Jun/09 with Dave Docherty

Hidden - TR - 12/Jun/09

steven - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09 with Rob Hunt

Diggler - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/09 with craig

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/09

A little reachy, good palcments.
slarty - Lead - 08/May/09 with Tony

nia - 2nd - 26/Apr/09 with pete hutchinson, Richard

Hidden - TR - 21/Mar/09

Cold damp day.
Booey - TR O/S - 14/Feb/09

kjbix - Lead - 15/Jun/08 with Selma Williams

lancashirelass - 2nd - 15/Jun/08 with kjbix

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with liam

samking251 - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/07 with Cath Sullivan

execlimber - Lead RP - 27/Jun/07 with J Kirby

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/07

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/Jul/06

Repeated on 10/07/08 With Murray Lead again on the 25/08/09 with Murray and Naz
Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead RP - Jun/06 with John Turner

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/06

Trobbo - Lead - 04/May/06 with darren hartley

kitch01 - TR - May/06 with terry webb

Hidden - 2006

kingholmesy - TR O/S - 2006 with SteveOc

Johann - Lead O/S - 2006 with Charlie Boscoe

jonnyboy - Solo - 14/Oct/05 with John Roberts

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/05 with Neil Henson

The first bit of gear is a long way up. Whilst my partner was leading a noisy scouse bloke says loudly to his mate "he'll die if he falls from there" - very helpful!
Neil Henson - 2nd - 02/Apr/05 with Mark Collins

Mark A Humphries - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/05 with gary wood

Rik Dawes - Lead O/S - 2005

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/04

Trobbo - Lead - 05/May/03 with darren hartley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2003

Neil Conway - TR O/S - 2001

jsw1 - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/99

Some small holds,Little Protection Low down, Easy near top
slarty - Lead O/S - 02/May/99 with Tim

Hidden - TR - 19/Jun/96

Hidden - TR - 24/Apr/96

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/95

Dave Westby - Lead O/S - 1995 with Rob Lewis

whispering nic - Solo - 22/May/91 with noj

John Southworth - Solo - Jul/90

Mick King - TR - 01/May/89 with Mark Lester, Paul "Doc" Lishman

Mick King - 2nd - 20/Apr/89 with Pete Hankinson

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/89

Hidden - 1989

goi.ashmore - Solo β - 03/Sep/87

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/87 with Pete Hodson

Paul Clarke - AltLd - 1972 with FMC

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