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Island of Sodor (Slab problem #2)* HVS 5c

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Smear up the centre of the slab. © ROCKFAX
Joins Route 1 near the top. Highball Font 6a+.
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This climb is in 91 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Counting as on sight but first did this in 1967! FA?
rockman - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/14

loco wilko - Sent - Jun/14

Si dH - Sent O/S - 30/Aug/13 with Neil Furniss

Wayne S - Solo - 29/Aug/13

Paul Tanner - Solo O/S - 01/Jul/13

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Alex Dennis

Jonesy_A - Solo O/S - 04/May/13

NickTay - Solo - 02/May/13 with Ian C

Hidden - Solo - 18/Apr/13

Hidden - Sent dnf - 16/Apr/13

Hidden - Sent O/S - 30/Mar/13

tpbeckley - Solo - 2013

Moderately harrowing.
SED - Sent x - 16/Nov/12 with Cameron Anderson

kermit_uk - Sent x - 16/Nov/12 with SED

Hidden - Sent rpt - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - Sent rpt - 16/Oct/12

tgeh - Sent O/S - 25/Jul/12 with dan geh

MarkRoe - Solo O/S - 18/Jul/12 with Rhys Whitehouse

BRoe - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12 with whitehouse_rhys

Alex.M-M. - Sent rpt - 05/May/12

migs493 - Sent O/S - 29/Mar/12 with Paul W

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/12

Lunar25 - Solo O/S - 07/Jan/12 with James Morrison, Dave LE

Chris Hind - 2012

whitehouse_rhys - Solo O/S - 2012 with ben roe

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 03/Sep/11

adi bryant - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/11

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Mark D, Tom Green

John Lewis - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd RP - 05/Jun/11

Robin Nichols - Sent O/S - Jun/11

Dan724 - Sent O/S - 31/May/11 with Raji Salan

Hidden - Sent O/S - 20/Apr/11

CrashMat Rob - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Nicky, Colin

aidanb - TR - 09/Apr/11

If there were boulders under the slab this would be E2, but as it is, I took a ground fall from 3/4 up the neighboring VS (stupid route reading) and was fine. So Definitely a HVS, but only if you consider it a 5b. If it's 5c then it would have to be E1 based on RockFax table. Or HVS if you place side runners in the left hand crack.
Aaron Hauptmann - Solo O/S - 31/Jan/11

Cornish Cream - Solo - 2011

AielSavage - Sent - 2011

Byronius Maximus - Sent O/S - 19/Dec/10

Hidden - Sent - 17/Nov/10

Rampikino - TR - 17/Oct/10 with Cat

Freakin had smearing. Took me ages to do the crux.
Wayne.Gaudin - TR dog - 30/Aug/10

Sarah Brookes - TR O/S - 20/Apr/10

sgl0jd - 12/Oct/09

Hidden - Sent O/S - 15/Aug/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/09

frankcp87 - Solo β - 28/Jun/09

jsrous - Solo - 28/Jun/09 with Frank and John

Hidden - TR rpt - 25/Apr/09

hughr - Sent x - 18/Jan/09

powellj69 - Sent - 2009

Matt Fry - Solo O/S - 26/Dec/08 with Ali Scott

barni - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/08 with Dave barry

this was hard....you have to be very blinkered at the top to stay off the routes either side
SGD - Solo - 25/Oct/08

mccaunt - Sent O/S - Oct/08

tomB - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/08

jscoles - Solo - 20/Sep/08 with Tom Baker

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/May/08

About VS - 4b unless you do some sort of weird eliminate not using chips or something similar
Joe Costello - Sent O/S - 04/May/08 with Liam

mic_b - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/08

Silum - Solo O/S - 2008

AntiGrav - 2008

SteveM - Sent rpt - 24/Nov/07 with Kat

sparkass - Solo O/S - Nov/07

b.hayley - Sent - Oct/07

Hidden - TR rpt - 24/Jul/07

Hidden - TR dog - 22/Jul/07

gibbo38 - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/07 with Robert

With, then without mat. So much fun, did it 4 times! Not sure why it gets E1 or 5c. (H)VS 5a more like.
Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 03/Feb/07 with Robin, Anthony & Jody

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/06

Creinu - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/06

Pythonist - Solo rpt - 13/May/06

Hidden - Solo - Apr/05

julian allen - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/04

Climb Rox - Solo - Apr/04

Peakology - Sent O/S - 2003 with cat

Hidden - Sent O/S - 21/Apr/02

philb - 2000

EddieA - Solo O/S - Nov/96

Ena - Solo rpt - 26/Aug/91

goi.ashmore - Sent O/S - 15/Jun/90

nai - Solo - 1990

andrew300169 - 1990

Chris the Tall - TR - Dec/86

Ena - Solo O/S - Aug/86

mikej - Solo - 06/May/73 with E

mikej - Solo - 01/Oct/72 with Geoff Williams

mikej - Solo - 08/Jun/69 with Alan Booth, Mike Browne, E

mikej - Solo - 30/Mar/69 with E

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Voting
Total votes cast 35
hard E10 of 10
E10 of 10
easy E12 of 10
hard HVS5 of 10
HVS1 of 10
easy HVS1 of 10
hard VS1 of 10
VS0 of 10
easy VS0 of 10
hard 6a0 of 13
6a0 of 13
easy 6a0 of 13
hard 5c1 of 13
5c2 of 13
easy 5c2 of 13
hard 5b7 of 13
5b1 of 13
easy 5b0 of 13
3 Stars0 of 12
2 Stars7 of 12
1 Star4 of 12
0 Stars1 of 12
Bag of .....0 of 12
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Style of ascent

Soloed48 of 91 (52.7%)
Lead1 of 91 (1.1%)
Followed2 of 91 (2.2%)
Toproped8 of 91 (8.8%)
Bouldered27 of 91 (29.7%)
Unknown5 of 91 (5.5%)

'Climbed'30 of 91 (33.0%)
clean O/S44 of 91 (48.4%)
clean β1 of 91 (1.1%)
clean rpt9 of 91 (9.9%)
clean RP4 of 91 (4.4%)
dogged2 of 91 (2.2%)
dnf1 of 91 (1.1%)