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Perverted Staircase VS 5a

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[John doing his monkey impression on Perverted Staircase, 3 kb]12m. Climb the fearsome crack through the left-hand side of the roof by gymnastic manoeuvres to reach easier ground. © ROCKFAX
FA. Geoff Sutton 1958

Ticklists: The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Western Peak Grit 100 VD - VS.

Photo: John doing his monkey impression on Perverted Staircase © jaxxman
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 45 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

Ben Taylor 1989 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

As fun as it looks. Great if you like steep climbing. Interesting contortions and a seat halfway up.
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 27/May/13 with MikeR

saffy - 2013

Couldn't get the move across left to the block so took my first few lead falls then let it be.
67hours - Lead dnf - 01/Sep/12

Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12 with Jack C

A strangely great climb. Looks crap from the ground but great moves in a great position
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 29/May/12 with Iain

Hidden - 2012

Blurgy319 - Lead dnf - 02/Oct/11 with Mark Freestone

The less said about this the better!
HIGHTOWER - Lead dnf - 02/Oct/11 with Mark Amyes

Hidden - Lead RP - Mar/11

John Mckeating - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

hellboundblr - 2nd - 31/Jul/10 with John Carlin

DaNo123 - TR - 09/Jul/10 with mike turner

FrankW - Lead O/S - 16/May/10 with MMC Various

Hidden - 2010

bavarianGaz - 2nd dog - 26/Sep/09 with Andy

A Downing - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Gaz

wilkie14c - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/09 with Dave Clarke

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09

As a warm up. Bloody awful. Green, awkward and horrible.
Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - Sep/08 with Carl

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - Aug/08 with Steve, Su

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/08

Chris lowered off from below the roof. I went up and tried and failed the crux move. Chris went back up and eventually got to the top.
Ant Man Bee - 2nd dog - 24/May/08 with Chris Smith

brew_guru - Lead O/S - Feb/08 with chris(grinner)williams

tim87dj - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with will

Diggler - Lead - 2007

Fist fall...from under the roof :)
markju - 2nd dog - 16/Jul/06 with lee

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Sep/05

Andy Campbell - 2nd - 2005 with Neil

Hidden - TR dnf - 31/Dec/04

mark s - Solo - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/98

David Smith - Lead - 29/Oct/97 with Margaret Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - Lead - 1997

andrew300169 - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jun/83

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1981

RichardMc - Lead - 05/Sep/76 with Tony Williams

rogerskews - 1976

Rog Wilko - 2nd - May/71 with ??

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, James Goodwin, Hidden, Dr Caterpillar, Becki Moore, PanzerHanzler, WILLS, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 16
hard HVS0 of 6
HVS1 of 6
easy HVS4 of 6
hard VS1 of 6
VS0 of 6
easy VS0 of 6
hard HS0 of 6
HS0 of 6
easy HS0 of 6
hard 5b0 of 5
5b1 of 5
easy 5b0 of 5
hard 5a0 of 5
5a4 of 5
easy 5a0 of 5
hard 4c0 of 5
4c0 of 5
easy 4c0 of 5
3 Stars0 of 5
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1 Star3 of 5
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 45 (2.2%)
Lead24 of 45 (53.3%)
Followed12 of 45 (26.7%)
Toproped2 of 45 (4.4%)
Unknown6 of 45 (13.3%)

'Climbed'20 of 45 (44.4%)
clean O/S14 of 45 (31.1%)
clean β1 of 45 (2.2%)
clean RP1 of 45 (2.2%)
dogged4 of 45 (8.9%)
dnf5 of 45 (11.1%)