Sparkle HS 4b
[Sparkle, 3 kb]8m. Climb the flakes in the side-wall then exit left below the bulges. The final bulge direct is HVS 5a. © ROCKFAX
FA. Gary Gibson 1978

Photo: Sparkle © Paul Hy

PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 113 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Jemma

Sam Falconer - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Ali Clark

mph040272 - TR O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Nick Cunild

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14

Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13 with Ceara

oodie72 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Alex Pond

chancer - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Iain Gray

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/13

Lukem6 - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/13 with DANNY KRALL, Jenny Monkey

Jenny Monkey - 2nd - 17/Mar/13 with Danny Krall, Luke Mansfield

RVCMC
londonoring - TR - 11/Nov/12

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

jack01 - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Oct/12

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

asmith37 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Bex Leigh

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

direct finish
michael burrows - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/12 with phil biglands

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

Trina B - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Killian Murphy

Gets VS in BMC guide, definately deserves to be as well, gear not as sparse as you think you just have to be creative
Killianmurphy - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Trina B

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/11

Gear is sparse but it's there where you need it.
ryansb90 - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Daren Blackburn

Amy Kilpin - Lead - 03/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Dean Bucknall

Direct
dean79 - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Marc Lloyd

Paul Hy - TR O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

scotty h - 2nd β - 18/Jun/11 with Alex Maggs

maggsy - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Scott Humphries

maggsy - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Scott Humphries

mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Mike Smith

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/11

JaseSSDD - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/11 with Ant Bury, Ian Barker

Did the HVS 5a direct finish up the final bulge
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/11 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/11

Lead on SPA assessment
sleavesley - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/11 with Rob

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/11 with Harry Massey

Hidden - Lead - 30/Sep/10

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - TR - 08/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/10

Bottled out of the step left on lead. Now kicking myself as it was pretty straightforward. 3rd man did the HVS 5a top and found it pretty hard pulling over
Babika - 2nd - 17/Jul/10 with Sebastion Fisher-Green

donkster - 2nd rpt - 22/May/10 with DaveNW

Hidden - Lead rpt - 22/May/10

Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Mike R

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/10

Mike W - Solo - 22/Aug/09

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09

Carl Hanaghan - AltLd - 29/Apr/09 with Hixmclix

Hixmclix - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/09 with Carl Hanaghan

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with PaulGreenhead

Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Feb/09

donkster - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/09 with DaveNW

Danhan - 2009

sausage - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/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

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

hughr - Lead - 2008

spbond - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Jen Slowey

Easier than the VDiff next to it!!
nicki_2712 - 2nd - 03/Nov/07 with Sam Howell

deejmonkey - 2nd - 07/Oct/07 with Tom

tomparrott - Lead - 07/Oct/07 with DJ

Jesse Dufton - Lead - Sep/07 with Foxy Steve

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/07

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/07 with Bob/Nic

Zoomer - Lead - 28/Apr/07 with Julia Bloomer

Jules 210681 - 2nd - 28/Apr/07 with glenn bloomer

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/07

littledave - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/07 with Ian Parkhouse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jan/07

Nothing special, tiny gear a must
Rob84 - Lead O/S - Nov/06 with Stu

daza - Lead - 23/Sep/06 with Old Andy

gibbo38 - Lead - 15/Sep/06 with brian

naughtybadboy - 2nd - 15/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/06

Rather underwhelming route, decidedly unsparkly!
SecretSquirrel - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/06 with Cameron13

Hmmm this is one shite route... probably the most unispiring climb the Roaches has to offer!
Cameron13 - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/06 with SecretSquirrel

taken direct as hvs 5a, and sharon managed to follow!!
jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/05 with Sharon R

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/05

deanroberts - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/05

Hidden - Lead dnf - 23/Jun/05

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 27/May/05 with Steve Mount

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2005

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 2005

Lev - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/04 with Paul Martin

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

John Eley - Lead O/S - Jun/04

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

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

Hidden - 2003

mark s - Solo - 2003

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

Hedley - TR - 1996 with Ali Parkes

Duncan Bourne - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/95

Hidden - Solo - 1995

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Aug/91

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

Iain Thow - Solo - 22/Jun/89

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
alp79, rich.mike

Voting
Total votes cast 23
hard VS0 of 10
VS0 of 10
easy VS6 of 10
hard HS2 of 10
HS2 of 10
easy HS0 of 10
hard S0 of 10
S0 of 10
easy S0 of 10
hard 4c0 of 7
4c0 of 7
easy 4c1 of 7
hard 4b0 of 7
4b6 of 7
easy 4b0 of 7
hard 4a0 of 7
4a0 of 7
easy 4a0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 6
2 Stars0 of 6
1 Star1 of 6
0 Stars5 of 6
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