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Runner Route* HS 4b

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[Runner Route HS 4b - with the lonely runner in place, 2 kb]14m. Bold and delicate. Climb the slab to the break (and runners) then crimp on to find a finish up the flaky crack above. © ROCKFAX
FA. Nat Allen 1955

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

Photo: Runner Route HS 4b - with the lonely runner in place © Babika
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This climb is in 295 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

grrrrrrrh - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Cammy Gillet

JP78 - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14

snowfluke - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Alex Conway

AndyPagett - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Jon Howson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/14

r.greaves - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Ian smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

deacondeacon - Solo - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/14

deanhorsburgh - TR - 01/Mar/14

hirving - TR O/S - 22/Feb/14 with sam giles

Hidden - TR β - 22/Feb/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13

adam06 - 2nd - 22/Sep/13 with JJ

FrankBooth - Lead - 08/Sep/13

leglesslizard - Lead O/S - Sep/13

Malt_Loaf - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/13

MarkCunnington - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Anna Morris

Annoying
Anna Morris - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Mark Cunnington

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

quinn sorabjee - 26/May/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/May/13

Chris Manasseh - Lead - 19/May/13 with Anne Orde

shaunhumphreys - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13 with franhammond92

franhammond92 - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/13

Maddie - Lead - 16/Feb/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2013

JonnySchofield - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Hal Roberts

halroberts87 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Jonny Schofield

partz - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/12 with Josh Robinson

adamlevs - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12 with Roald Stephens

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/12

more severe than HS....fun!
rockmaverick - Lead - Jul/12 with Ala 'the Cat' Piatkowska

Ala the 'cat' Piatkowska - 2nd - Jul/12 with Stuart

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jun/12

Bailed onto upper part of damascus crack
Strachan - Lead dnf - Jun/12

gingerwolf - Lead β - 30/May/12 with Sean

swhitley - 2nd - 29/May/12 with gingerwolf

Surprisingly fun route
TimKnight - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Paul Anker

Joemanglerocks - 2nd - 27/May/12 with TimKnight

Pete Nugent - 2nd rpt - 21/May/12 with Henry from Stratford, Paul Burgess

tiga271 - Lead - 12/May/12 with Dave

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Becky, Nick O

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12

nice little adventure , used to warm up
PeteWilson - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Andrew Graham

bobpilgrem - 2nd - 30/Mar/12 with Bob/Nic

Hidden - 24/Mar/12

Mike Parks - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with Chris

Hidden - TR - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 24/Mar/12

JenDurden - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Tom Taylor

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Feb/12

Will Caesar - Lead O/S - 2012 with Rob Caesar

Hidden - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Trina B - TR dog - 30/Nov/11 with Matt Snell

benny_m - 2nd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Su

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Nov/11

gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Glenn

Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with TomBond

nick221 - Lead - 15/Oct/11

need some large extenders for that one
mew - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

extenders needed
mew - Lead - 15/Oct/11

chedder - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with luke watts

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

A tricky move past the runners, then a delightful juggy finish.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/11 with Simon

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Aug/11

CChafer - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/11

Nicholas Livesey - 2nd - 23/Jul/11 with Lucie Sedlarova

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/11

Mike Turner - 2nd - 15/Jul/11 with Hannah Constable, Dan Simmonds

DaNo123 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11 with Hannah, mike turner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/11

Glad of a small friend at the break. Feels a bit lonely otherwise...
Babika - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Greg Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with James Barber, Adam Jordan

AMJ098 - 2nd O/S - Jun/11 with Dan Geh

bennevis - 2nd - 25/May/11 with paul

Had to go over to Damascus Crack to find the first runner, which was complicated by ropes of people on Damascus Crack. Not the best route - interesting finish but the zigzags felt a bit contrived
MariaT - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with David Walker

David Walker - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Maria

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11

JohnBear - 2nd - 24/Apr/11 with Ryan

mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with John Niven

Actionflack - TR O/S - 23/Apr/11

Hidden - TR - 20/Apr/11

Neil D - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Dan Carter

MBano - TR - 20/Apr/11 with philgriffiths

Nervous getting onto the break with some improvised gear, steep but juggy after that.
djcarter - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with Neil Dowse

Easy climbing, but bold for the grade.
tasmat - Lead - 18/Apr/11 with Steph

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/11

clairepoppett - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Jim Gaffney

lukebowman551 - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Matt Dalby, Craig Shelley

Jim Gaffney - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Claire Poppett

Steven Andrews - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11

First HS, didn't climb as far to the right as supposed to so scary moment on the break when I realised I couldn't get back to where I had just been and that my holds weren't the best
James Goodwin - TR O/S - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Jan/11

JG - 2011

John Mckeating - 2011

Hidden - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10

straight up, awkward mantle shelf above single nut
gilbert - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Pete Field

Rick Ashton - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with andy gibb

sharon lannie - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Climbing the slab was a little bold! Moving right then left was fun - pleased to get to the holly bush - which I immediately put a psychological runner around. Going up the crack is steep - but juggy
Jeremy Wilton - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/10 with Vince Norris

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Jo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10

Tom Redmond - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Joshua Willett

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Aug/10

The right trending crack is the best fun.
Ian_Whitfield - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Whitty2012

Whitty2012 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Ian Whitfield

SteWatkins - Aug/10

j4kub - Lead - 31/Jul/10 with claire gibson

barrylong - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Steve PCC

Becky E - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with Helen Dunnett

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Jun/10

ianslade - Lead β - 22/Jun/10 with Dave

Bobling - Lead - 13/Jun/10 with Andy

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Richard Perrin

Nice until the crack, I propose going right at the top of the face and climb the topout of Damascus Crack
Garron - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Dave Watson

Very bold move just before the break provides the first gear placement
christensena - Lead O/S - 23/May/10 with Kev B

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/10

Keenb - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Duncan Bell

Purple Roni - Lead - 15/May/10 with Roger F

Not much of a route tbh
Ander - Lead - 03/May/10 with Deadahead

With Ruth. Scary start with no gear for a while, and several other hard bits (but better protected).
Andrew Bangs - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Ruth

Neil Metcalfe101 - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Phil 'the Duke'

Very good. Not very well protected on the slab at bottom. Holly bush then corner followed.
andrea83 - 2nd - 13/Apr/10 with Buxton MC

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Heather Rumble

heathergotrumbled - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/10 with MS

Daymo - 2nd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with DJ

deejmonkey - Lead - 07/Mar/10 with Damian

Hidden - 2010

keith leonard - 2010

GF - 2010

SHCS - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 2010

SHCS - 2010

Jack Loftus - 2nd - 28/Oct/09 with Craig, Nick

ccraigg22 - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/09 with Nick

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Oct/09

cooper leek - Lead rpt - 10/Oct/09 with dennis, crucko

Barry D - Lead - 04/Oct/09 with Chris M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

howhard - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Martin Ford

phja - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/09 with darren

shed_hed - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with James Allen

goddamm7 - Lead - 12/Sep/09 with Sandrex

BOLD start,nice route!
brew_guru - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with gareth jones

gaz_jones - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/09 with paul southgate

stuckonarock - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Karo

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/09

steve2006 - Lead O/S - Sep/09 with Andrew Pearson

Blackgoby - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Tracey

Alfredo - Lead - 02/Aug/09 with Jen

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Ken T

cooper leek - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/09 with crucko

really nice climb bold on lead and great airy finish on good holds as no gear until you get into the crack.
Chris Harding - 2nd - 23/Jun/09 with Ben Hollands

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Chris Harding

Shad - Lead - Jun/09

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 31/May/09

MaccMark - 2nd - 22/May/09 with Philip Jarvis

stevemcg - Lead - 09/May/09 with Liz

fizzychewitt - 2nd - 09/May/09 with Steve

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 02/May/09 with PaulGreenhead

Jon Dittman - 2nd - 29/Apr/09

EAYL - 2nd - 24/Apr/09 with Mat J

RachelP - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Kelly

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - Aug/08 with Steve, Su

mic_b - Solo O/S - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/08

trish1968 - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Robin

After a gearless start it turned into a good climb
hugh2002 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/08 with Gem

jcurley - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Chris Drinkwater

simonfife - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/08 with ali

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/08

Em66 - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/08 with Mat

A blank slab without gear until the horizontal break. After placing a couple of friends (one was distinctly dubious) the crux move is a delicate rock-over with a crimpy hold. This allows you to reach a holly bush and easier terrain. Hard in the wet.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 15/Mar/08 with Michelle

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Feb/08

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

avirdee - Lead - 30/Sep/07 with Dave Manwaring

popov86 - Lead - Sep/07

kendogcatchy - Lead - 05/Aug/07 with prof vague

monita - TR - 05/Aug/07

prof_vague - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with Nick

tom - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Dan Leach

Dan Leach - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Tom Bellfield

daviesp2 - 2nd - 02/Jun/07

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/07

cem - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/07

reg_measures - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/07

Diggler - Lead - 2007

Hidden - 2nd - 2007

babymoac - Lead - 26/Nov/06 with Gordon S

Girls did well to second this cleanly as their first ever route - and seemed to enjoy it. I thought it was quite nice, worth a star. I also think people moving right are going off-line - the crux, which was probably 4b was a rockover on ot a high step using small crimps immediately below the upper crack.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with Julie and Alice

paul_d - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with stuart

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06

I personally found it thourally 'orible
pottsworth - 2nd - 04/Aug/06 with Sue (headjam)

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

simonw1 - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/06 with Allan Watson

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/06

Carl Smethurst - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Gareth Mayhead

Jamie Light - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Steve Gilbert / Will Hunt

T'was a bit bold but enjoyable non the less.
Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/06 with Ste Gilbert

Quality slabby start
Neil Mackenzie - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Lewis, Katie + Franny

andy jennings - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Marvino - Lead - 25/Apr/06 with Darren

nice route, even if I did nearly end up in a holly!
Caralynh - Lead - 29/Oct/05 with Iain Simpson

quite hard in your trainners
jonnyboy - Solo - 07/Sep/05 with Sharon R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/05

KeithW - 2nd O/S - 15/May/05 with Richard Broadhead

Hedley - 2nd O/S - 01/May/05 with John Wellbelove

Trobbo - Lead - 20/Mar/05 with paul hopkins

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/05

mark s - 2005

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/04

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with Phil Nelson, Rob Gleeson

ASchwirtz - Lead - 01/Jul/04

D Berry - Lead O/S - 30/May/04 with Claire Berry

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/04

mol - Lead - Apr/04 with Helen Alderson

Chesh - Lead - 2004 with Phil B

donkster - Lead O/S - 2004 with trigg

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/03 with Chris R

SteveM - Lead - 16/Mar/03

Hidden - 2003

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/02

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/02

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 31/May/02 with Mike Aston

Mark Salter - Lead - 21/Apr/02 with Chris Shorrock

platt2000 - Lead - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 09/Sep/01

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/01

smudge - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/00 with Pete Ramshaw

Clearly ironic, quite run-out
Steve Pardoe - Lead - 11/Jun/00 with Marek Piekarski

Hidden - TR - 30/Apr/00

tlr - Lead - 2000

Martyn - 1999

BruceW - Lead O/S - 1998

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

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - May/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

brady - Lead - 14/Oct/95 with John Cameron

malc - 2nd - 10/Sep/95

Hidden - Solo - 1995

Duncan Bourne - Solo - 07/Oct/94

stokienomad - Lead - 13/Jul/94

Hidden - Solo - 06/Nov/93

Scott McRae - 2nd O/S - Jun/92 with Steve Jones

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/90

Roget - Solo O/S - 03/May/90

Hidden - Lead - 23/Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Lead - 19/Oct/88 with Ken (Aston), Ash (Aston)

ChrisJD - Solo - 08/Jun/88

angry pirate - 1988

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Richard Weller - 05/Jul/87 with john sanders

Howard J - 2nd - 19/Aug/86

Ian Archer - 2nd - 01/Jul/83 with Lee Bott

Nigel Bond - Lead - 31/Jan/82 with Charlie Leverton

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

rogerskews - Lead - 1976

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/71 with Debbie Wilkinson

mikej - Solo - 03/May/70 with E

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Voting
Total votes cast 107
hard VS0 of 37
VS0 of 37
easy VS0 of 37
hard HS3 of 37
HS29 of 37
easy HS3 of 37
hard S2 of 37
S0 of 37
easy S0 of 37
hard 4c0 of 34
4c0 of 34
easy 4c0 of 34
hard 4b7 of 34
4b20 of 34
easy 4b4 of 34
hard 4a2 of 34
4a1 of 34
easy 4a0 of 34
3 Stars2 of 36
2 Stars19 of 36
1 Star12 of 36
0 Stars3 of 36
Bag of .....0 of 36
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Style of ascent

Soloed22 of 295 (7.5%)
Lead149 of 295 (50.5%)
Followed89 of 295 (30.2%)
Toproped12 of 295 (4.1%)
Unknown23 of 295 (7.8%)

'Climbed'140 of 295 (47.5%)
clean O/S147 of 295 (49.8%)
clean β3 of 295 (1.0%)
clean rpt3 of 295 (1.0%)
dogged1 of 295 (0.3%)
dnf1 of 295 (0.3%)