The Rib S 4a
[the rib, 2 kb]8m.

Rockfax Description
8m. The right-hand edge of the gully is pleasant enough. Starting up the gully to avoid the bulges is quite a bit easier. © ROCKFAX

Photo: the rib © Paul Hy
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 216 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Phets - TR O/S - 22/Aug/15

hipyhop - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/15

DanChad - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/15 with Chris Murray

Did the direct start. Top is mod as per BMC guide.
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Solo - 05/Jul/15 with Dan Chadfield

WeeLee - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/15

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/15

First lead
HVDiva - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15

FlavioL1989 - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/15

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/May/15

Hidden - 2nd - 04/May/15

Ben Cianchi - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/15

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Mar/15

Quite a bit harder than Diff if taken direct
John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/14 with Jo Cowley

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Nov/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14

SophGreen - TR O/S - 19/Sep/14

Avoided the start, very steep for a Diff! After that it's more of a scramble.
beeney - Lead - 06/Sep/14

Jamesmurphy448 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/14 with Georgie Pugh, Joe Fraser

Mayaculpa - Lead - 24/Aug/14 with Alex H

The only worth movements are in the first 2mts when you are unprotected. Go around through the left gully, put some protection, come back down and enjoy it.
BoHeMlo - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/14

SPD224 - 2nd - 13/Jul/14

Purely - Lead β - 12/Jul/14 with Mandy Wang, Rose Boyd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/14

nwakeman - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/14 with Mark Allwood

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/14 with Tanny

Tom Stoddart - Solo - 22/Jun/14

Finn Curry - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with John Wilshaw

Hidden - TR O/S - 18/Jun/14

91dave - 2nd rpt - 14/Jun/14 with Paul McCartney

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14

iskra2000 - Lead - 05/May/14 with Clare Downie

buglow - Lead - 01/Apr/14 with Steve

deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/13

adam06 - Solo - 22/Sep/13 with Will Points, chris white

Ben T@ylor - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

CameronH - TR O/S - Aug/13 with Craig Holloway

Davey569 - TR O/S - 31/Jul/13

Commando - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/13 with Seb

Paul Hy - Solo rpt - 13/Jul/13

RichardLeggett - Lead - 13/Jul/13

Neil Henson - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Graham Robinson

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

ruthonbike - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Rowan Shaw

55pete55 - 2nd - 08/Jun/13

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

cjb1992 - Solo β - 02/Mar/13

Not great for practising placing gear.
davemcummings - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Christina, Steven

Hidden - 2nd β - 17/Feb/13

fuzzysheep01 - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Andre and Jamie (OUMC)

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/13

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Feb/13

91dave - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/13 with Aileen Robertson, Kerry Mellor

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/12

Bit stiff and committing for a diff??? Crimps? Felt closer to HVD/S
charley - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

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

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Dan Vaj - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

jakethepeg - TR - 07/Sep/12

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/12 with Soloed

bullybones - Solo - 24/Aug/12

swoollock - Lead - 14/Aug/12

cragant - Lead - 14/Aug/12

First ever time on rock. Easy second.
scooba2cv - 2nd - 14/Aug/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/12

manosand - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

matthewpwilson - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Colin McManus

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/12

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/12 with Alex Haslehurst

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12

Bit of a one move wonder and not much else.
Dan Simcox - Lead - 10/Jun/12 with Mark James Kowal

moorsy88 - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 05/May/12

byatt2002 - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

The move over the bulge is surprising bold for a diff, using some smaller crimps and slopers...
jmcshopes - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Morgan P - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12 with Tara O'Neil

TDSvejstrup - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12

Duffers - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Iain Reith

shepman - Lead - 16/Oct/11 with Chantelle Barns

Radical-G - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

Poorly graded actually way harder
kez1 - TR RP - 14/Oct/11 with mike jones

sammycolon - Lead - 11/Sep/11

RachelEm - 2nd - 11/Sep/11 with Rich Bailey

Brannock - Solo O/S - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/11

Petarghh - Solo - 09/Aug/11

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Tom P, Christine P, Ian

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

Really nice climb, would be excellent if a little longer! First move is by far the hardest.
Stuart Hurworth - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11

tricky move to overcome the bulges on very marginal gear but nice climbing throughout
gb83 - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Will AHM

spbond - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Bobby K

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/11

alexcollins123 - Lead O/S - 12/Feb/11

Homebrew165 - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/10

JohnBear - Lead - 25/Oct/10

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with John Niven

josephgrimwade - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Nathan Coward

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/10

good start for a lead climb
Birdmanuk - Lead β - 09/Sep/10

electriclinz - 2nd - 07/Sep/10 with Robert

taps323 - Lead - Sep/10 with Nicolas Genevieve

Actionflack - TR - Sep/10

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/10

Lead with direct start, so HS 4b according to new BMC guide :)
gingerwolf - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

Tonks - Lead - 07/Jun/10

Ah, the shame. :( A really unpleasant start that wasn't what I expected in my 'warm up climb'. I'm not surprised the direct start gets HS in the new book.
cameron_hall - Lead dnf - 06/Jun/10

richyclimb - Lead - 21/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

AmyLauren - 2nd - 15/May/10 with David

AmyLauren - 2nd - 15/May/10 with David

Stuart William - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/10

D Berry - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo - Apr/10

partz - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/10 with Dan Smart, Tim Clark

Phil PBC - 2010

Hidden - 2010

philw - 2010

emilysmile - Lead - 25/Oct/09

The first proper move over bulge was very awkward
PhilfromPoynton - TR O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Julie Cunningham

Hidden - TR - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/09

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/09

Mike W - Solo - 22/Aug/09

mmalbon - Solo - 19/Aug/09 with Mick and Simon

bavarianGaz - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Dan, Ash and Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Dan, Gaz

Josh Hoyle - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/09

Jon Dittman - Solo - 28/Jun/09

Steve J P - Lead - 28/Jun/09 with CP

Claire Pallett - 2nd dnf - 28/Jun/09 with SP

Big Steve - 09/May/09 with Karen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/09

Ed Westwood - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/09 with nilsamelinckx

Ralphie_coombs - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/09 with raf richard

Goody - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/09 with Dave Naul

Ralphie_coombs - Lead O/S - 2009 with Malcolm Coombs

jumpingjimminy - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Ellie

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08

Definitely a Mod if you start from in the gully to the left. Used as a quick warm up for Rib Wall.
mmalbon - Solo - 16/Jul/08 with Mick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/08

Allan Young - 2nd rpt - 03/May/08 with Rachel Bull

Agree with S 4a as stated in the RockFax update
Allan Young - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Owen Evans, Rachel Bull

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

richardhopton - Solo - 01/Feb/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

hughr - Lead - 2008

edmund94 - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07

RMAS, teaching leading
Theeni - 2nd O/S - 04/Nov/07

Al Franks - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Liz Davies and Suvi

Alasdair88 - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Suvi, Liz davies

Second lead (online as S4a)
lizzie789 - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Alasdair88

Chris Plewa - Oct/07 with zoe strong

Calder - Solo - 02/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/07

Chris Lyon - Solo - 31/Jul/07 with Tom Whitehead

supposidly a diff, im happy to say S
tristangale - Lead O/S - 13/May/07 with Alasdair

davek - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/07

donkster - Solo O/S - 14/Apr/07

dja - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/07 with Matt Ling

matt ling - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/07 with dja

Hidden - 2007

The grade of this is wrong, it's Diff in Rockfax, Mod in BMC
Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/06

Hidden - TR - 28/Sep/06

Hidden - Solo - 26/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/06

reubensampson - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/06 with Justyna Gemzala

tomboyle - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/06

Down in the print version of Western Grit as a Diff, online as S 4a
Dominion - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/06 with Flicka

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06

david the bear - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Matt S

Hidden - TR - 23/Oct/05

spacey - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with jo macey

Rampikino - Lead - 17/Apr/05 with Liz Hay

DanT - Lead rpt - 19/Feb/05 with Flick Towns

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 2005

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 07/Dec/04

DanT - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/04 with James Creedy

Retroman3 - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/04 with Yan

Rampikino - Solo - 07/Aug/04 with Liz, Ian, Claire, Glyn

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jun/04

jimshrimp - Solo - 13/May/04

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 2004

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/03

Hidden - 2003

Gus - Solo - 21/Apr/02

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 2000 with lorna

Martyn - 1999

craig h - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/98 with Jamie Lillieman

Hedley - TR - 1996 with Ali Parkes

stokienomad - Solo - 13/Aug/93

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Aug/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 16/May/90

angry pirate - 1988

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/Oct/85

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

mikej - Solo - 08/Jul/70 with Stewart Grant

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Voting
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