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[the rib, 2 kb]8m. The hard wall (4b direct) to a ledge, trend left to The Rib. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 222 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Not sure if I did the Direct start or not.
BoHeMlo - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

sadlerbrett - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Alex Roberts

Awful route
Big Steve - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Karen

mky77 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14

JP78 - Solo - 26/Jul/14

Tried on Lead, before giving up and re-leading the Rib. Paul then led it fine.
91dave - 2nd RP - 14/Jun/14 with Paul McCartney

BenedictIEP - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Eleanor Jones

Would have climbed a lot better if I hadn't spent so much time trying to place gear that just wasn't there. Scraped my knees pretty well gaining the ledge!
Leleanor93 - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/14 with Benedict Powrie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Oliver Houston - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Sarah

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/14

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

kasha_gregson - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/14 with matt

Matt_C9716 - Lead - 26/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/14

Purely - 2nd O/S - 02/Jan/14 with Mat Adams

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Dec/13

James12389 - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/13

Marq - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Vicky Lisle

Vicky L - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/13 with Marq

Hidden - Lead - 28/Aug/13

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

Paul Hy - 2nd rpt - 21/Aug/13 with Laura

angry pirate - 2nd - Aug/13

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

Commando - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/13 with Seb

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 16/Jul/13 with Claire D

ClaireD - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Paul Hyland

lxg613 - Lead - 14/Jul/13 with Katya

Katya - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with Laura Goodare

Paul Hy - Solo rpt - 13/Jul/13

RichardLeggett - Lead - 13/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/13

Hidden - TR - 16/Feb/13

quinn sorabjee - 16/Feb/13

schwenk - Lead - 28/Oct/12

Semi-direct start.
Ramblin dave - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Akhi, Tom C

mattwyles1 - Solo O/S - 21/Oct/12

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/12 with Steve Wilson, Phil

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 21/Oct/12 with Phil Mercer, John Brayshaw

Phil Mercer - Lead - 21/Oct/12 with Steve Wilson, John Brayshaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Paula

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/12

Pryan - 2nd - Sep/12 with Hazel

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

bullybones - Solo - 24/Aug/12

manosand - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/12

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

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

Maken - Solo O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Tom Allsop

SarahSumner - Lead - 04/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12

lenn1346 - Lead O/S - 23/May/12 with Mark T

jjclarke70 - Solo O/S - 19/May/12

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

James_L88 - Solo O/S - 12/May/12

Hidden - TR - 15/Apr/12

MJP - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Tess Shewell

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 14/Apr/12

swoollock - Lead - 05/Apr/12

cragant - Lead - 05/Apr/12

WalnutHorse - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/12

4b hard start
buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 19/Mar/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Solo - 2012

Rich soloed this!
seanlikeskites - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/11 with Rich Cope

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Nov/11

lead for Nicola
Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 06/Nov/11

to get gear
Paul Hy - Solo rpt - 06/Nov/11

Jo sumner - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Chris Andrews

shy on gear. fun.
virgil - Lead - Oct/11 with bcc

dean79 - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

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

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

seb m-c - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Martin Callaghan

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

Hidden - Solo - 09/Aug/11

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

jwpil - Solo O/S - 03/Jul/11

Dan Timmis - Lead O/S - Jul/11 with Ky Jones

Dad worried me a bit on this one...!
mattgrange - 2nd - 14/Jun/11

kez1 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

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

TM_Horton - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/11 with addam

Josh_West - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

Griff1990 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Josh West

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

Got my hands up to bout the 8th dotted line (Western Grit book) before deciding that with the next part being a bit soggy, and not seeing any obvious gear placements (hadn't placed any by here) down climbing wouldn't be a bad thing. Would love to do the route properly another day: had some nice stretchy bits for me upto here. Also, it's listed as S4a, not VD in Western Grit.
samappears - Lead dnf - 12/Feb/11 with Chris Beloe

andrusht84 - Solo - 29/Jan/11

matthias13 - Lead - 28/Nov/10 with Colin Matthias

JohnBear - 2nd - 27/Oct/10

iwebster59017 - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/10 with Nathan Coward

MarkRoe - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/10 with Ian Webster, John Niven

short route no gear for the first half - severe 4a at least!
gilbert - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/10 with Pete Field

elbeanio - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/10

nick221 - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/10

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

taps323 - Lead - Sep/10 with Nicolas Genevieve

Actionflack - TR - Sep/10

Very hard for the grade. unprotected for a VDiff, I'd personally say HVD touching S
Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/10

jaxxman - Solo - 31/Jul/10

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

Did 4b start, nice route
gingerwolf - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/10

Tonks - Lead - 07/Jun/10

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

minus273degrees - 2nd - 12/May/10

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

gingergeorge - Lead - 24/Apr/10 with 15oth trg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

mark stansfield - 2nd - 21/Apr/10 with John C

Hidden - Lead - 13/Apr/10

VD as there was no where for gear this ended up being a solo
Shane-Smith - Solo - 11/Apr/10 with Tiff

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Gashworth - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/10

Hidden - Apr/10

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 14/Mar/10 with Rowan Bonney, Joe

Did this as first lead of the year after not climbing trad for 3 months. Thought it was ridiculously hard and lacking protection for a V Diff and sacked it. Found out the route I was trying was a 5b direct start.
Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt - Lead dnf - 13/Mar/10 with Phil Lucas

Phil PBC - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Wil.Hooke - Lead O/S - 08/Nov/09 with Amie

Hidden - 2nd RP - 02/Nov/09

short and sweet
ben comery - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/09 with Tom D, Pete W

petay - 2nd - 02/Nov/09 with ben comery, Tom Daniel

Really nice climb needed to think about it.
PhilfromPoynton - TR O/S - 04/Oct/09

Hidden - TR - 04/Oct/09

dasdo - 2nd - 19/Sep/09

Chose this one to warm up on and promptly struggled for twenty minutes to gain the ledge.... I managed to crimp off a small feature to gain height with my feet then reached over the ledge to find green slopers. Not quite what I was expecting for a VDiff warm up. Between the group of us we had four different guide books with four different grades ranging from 4a to 5b. The direct start seemed to be the one I did looking at the BMC staffordshire grid guide (VD 5b) but I'm still not 100% on that. All I know is that beginners should be wary about trying the direct start if you expect an easy climb (especially if you are short).
minaturechris - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09

Direct start very difficult (i.e. not a VDiff!), used pedestal to right to get up to ledge
mmalbon - TR - 19/Aug/09 with Mick and Simon

Laura-lou - 2nd - 09/Aug/09 with natalie sandell

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

Jon Dittman - Solo - 28/Jun/09

Ky - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/09 with Tom H

FrankW - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Alex F

Stoff - TR - Jun/09

Byronius Maximus - Solo O/S - 30/May/09

Hidden - TR - 10/May/09

Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/09

Bcked off the lead on Saturday. Found out Dave did the same thing back at the hut in the evening!! Dicided to set up a top rope and do it. Getting up to the 1st ldege felt way to hard for the grade. Will have to lead it on the next trip!
phildavies84 - TR O/S - 08/Feb/09 with Dave Reeve

Hidden - TR O/S - 08/Feb/09

iamlost - TR - 08/Feb/09

Hidden - 2009

Martyn - Lead - 2009

Hidden - TR - 07/Dec/08

Jim Malo - 2nd - 07/Dec/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 16/Nov/08

backed off due to lack of protection
jumpingjimminy - Lead dnf - 27/Sep/08 with Ellie

Top rope due to lack of lower pitch protection
jumpingjimminy - TR RP - 27/Sep/08 with Ellie

hils theaker - Lead - 30/Jul/08 with Freddy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/08

ianslade - Lead β - 19/Jul/08

seemed hard for VDiff and with no gear whatsoever!
mmalbon - 2nd - 16/Jul/08 with Mick

donkster - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/08

cooper leek - Lead O/S - Jun/08

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

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

Neil Henson - 2nd - 15/May/08 with Graham Robinson

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Mar/08

kitch22 - 2nd - 27/Feb/08 with Paul Quinn

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

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

hughr - Lead - 2008

RMAS
Theeni - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07

naughtybadboy - Lead - 23/Sep/07

mintcake - 2nd - 22/Sep/07 with John Kelly

Calder - 2nd - 02/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo - 27/Aug/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/07

Chris Lyon - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/07 with Tom Whitehead

alj - Solo - 02/Jun/07

Group session
RETICENTFISH - TR O/S - 08/May/07

gear sparse for the grade but once the ledge id gained the route is in the bag.
gb83 - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/07 with R.Marchand

Mike W - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/07

Hidden - 2007

Simon Caldwell - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/06

Direct
chiverstom - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/06 with James Baker

richardr - Solo - Aug/06

d80f0u - Lead - 24/Jun/06 with Kath, Jo

Col_MAN - Lead - 15/Jun/06 with Paul Bate

daza - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/06 with Sam D

John Sergeant - Lead - 2006

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 23/Nov/05

Mark Stitson (ULGMC) - Lead - 12/Nov/05 with Andy

Hidden - TR - 23/Oct/05

ChrisBrooke - 2nd - 25/Sep/05 with Emma Simmonds

dk247 - Lead - 05/Sep/05 with Neil Gregory

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 2005

Not really sure what was going on with this route, but what ever it was I couldn't do it!
Lev - Lead dnf - 24/Oct/04 with Paul Martin

Smelly Fox - Solo O/S - 16/Sep/04

Retroman3 - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/04 with Yan

Rampikino - 2nd - 07/Aug/04 with Liz, Ian, Claire, Glyn

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jul/04

Climbed on a top rope placing grear and towing a rope as a prelude to leading
DanT - TR O/S - 24/Apr/04 with Paul Rowlands

Poor climb, nasty start
Darrell Read - 2nd - 24/Apr/04

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 2004

tom_holdsworth - Lead - 11/Oct/03 with Will Taylor

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

Hidden - 2003

mark s - Solo - 2003

thetourist - Lead - 28/Jul/01

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

Hedley - TR - 1996 with Ali Parkes

Hidden - Solo - 1995

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Aug/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 22/Apr/89

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

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

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
ruthonbike, bernardmordan, ChrisHolloway1, Hidden, Kamikaze Badger

Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard HVD2 of 28
HVD0 of 28
easy HVD18 of 28
hard VD6 of 28
VD1 of 28
easy VD0 of 28
hard HD1 of 28
HD0 of 28
easy HD0 of 28
3 Stars0 of 19
2 Stars0 of 19
1 Star12 of 19
0 Stars7 of 19
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Style of ascent

Soloed52 of 222 (23.4%)
Lead89 of 222 (40.1%)
Followed52 of 222 (23.4%)
Toproped20 of 222 (9.0%)
Unknown9 of 222 (4.1%)

'Climbed'101 of 222 (45.5%)
clean O/S107 of 222 (48.2%)
clean β2 of 222 (0.9%)
clean rpt5 of 222 (2.3%)
clean RP3 of 222 (1.4%)
dnf4 of 222 (1.8%)