Prelude to Space** HVS 4c
[Donie O' Sullivan on the finish to Prelude to Space - Skyline, 2 kb]10m. The delicate right-hand arete forms a pleasant contrast to the tough offerings further left. As expected, it is unprotected. © ROCKFAX
FA. Andrew Woodward 1977

Ticklists: BMC staffordshire slab exam, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Donie O' Sullivan on the finish to Prelude to Space - Skyline © Simon
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 199 logbooks, and on 19 wishlists.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/14

nice little solo. high foot, stand up sheepishly and its all over :)
Stanners - Solo O/S - 12/Sep/14 with Andy G

al123 - Solo - 03/Aug/14 with Henry

Hidden - 12/Jul/14

Stefan_Morris - Solo O/S - 18/May/14 with Edmundmorris

Ed morris - Solo O/S - 17/May/14 with stefan

PeteWilson - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/14 with Andi T

john lynch - Solo O/S - 04/Apr/14 with Lewis Andrew

Calum Wadsworth - Solo β - 30/Mar/14 with Alex

Hidden - Solo - 22/Feb/14

Really nice, a lot easier than it looks.
Duncan Campbell - Solo O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Claire C, Nath, Robbie, Bubbles

Ed Booth - Solo rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Duncan, Bubbles, Nathan Lee, Benno Wagner, Rob Greenwood, Fennerz

nathanlee - Sent rpt - 22/Feb/14 with Duncan Campbell, Rob Greenwood, Ben Norman, Emlyn James

Ed carrigan - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/14

Andrew Abraham - Solo β - 15/Dec/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/13

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 30/Nov/13

georgeevans88 - Solo O/S - 24/Nov/13 with Alex Winter

Alex Winter - Solo rpt - 23/Nov/13

admackie - Lead - 10/Nov/13

Dan Bates - 26/Sep/13

nice not hard just got to keep your head
Dale - Solo O/S - Sep/13

theomoore - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/13

sam corbett - Solo O/S - Jun/13

TR - was going to solo this route but as rope was there decided to tie in. really nice final moves with matching feet to hands on small crimps.
warrygallace - TR - Jun/13 with dylan (Maria's mate)

jordan taylor - 19/May/13

Nice.
Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 05/May/13

elliepygall - Solo O/S - 05/May/13

highrepute - Solo O/S - 05/May/13

on my own. A little scary.
catblack - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/13

sgl0jd - Solo - 19/Apr/13

Gus - Solo - 12/Jan/13

Max Lowry - 2013

robertmctague - Solo O/S - 2013

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/12

lovely balancy moves in a stunning situation.
Dan Geh - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/12

BRoe - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12 with whitehouse_rhys

easy!
whitehouse_rhys - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/12 with ben roe

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/May/12

Rhythm24 - TR O/S - 20/May/12 with MikeCheque

X2
al123 - Solo rpt - 13/May/12 with alistair

Hidden - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/12

dja - Solo rpt - 24/Apr/12 with Andy Smith

above a pad
Simon_Letman - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

CragDog - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 26/Feb/12 with alex minshall, Ben Finlay

Steeve - Solo β - 25/Feb/12

After lots of bouldering so didn't wobble
Cake - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/11 with Mark the student, Matt

mark20 - Solo O/S - 30/Nov/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Oct/11

Sam W - Solo - 24/Jul/11 with Tom Bide

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

el_monty - Solo - 04/Jul/11

JEP - Solo rpt - 21/Jun/11

pretty fun
al123 - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11 with alistair

Alistair Corbett - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Al

Laurence Everitt - Solo O/S - 01/May/11

Very ballsy lead, glad to be on the second!
mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Mike Smith

Ballsy fun.
MarkRoe - Lead β - 26/Apr/11 with Verity Auty

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen

Spanner - 2nd β - 26/Apr/11 with Mark Roe

frost - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/11

CharlieMack - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/11 with David, Rik Battye

shafiq lalloo - Solo O/S - 10/Apr/11

rikbattye - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/11

Hidden - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/11

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

drysori - Solo O/S - 30/Jan/11 with Andy Gray

GuyVG - Solo rpt - 29/Jan/11 with noaks and stephen

donkster - Solo rpt - 29/Jan/11 with ki

adie84 - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Hidden - Solo rpt - 23/Nov/10

Ade P - Solo - 07/Nov/10

Good route, have done before, over all too soon.
Richard Hall - Solo rpt - 24/Oct/10 with Anais

Solo until last move where took an offered rope. Rope was not necessary. Lead next time.
Stuart William - TR O/S - 17/Oct/10

scotty h - TR β - 17/Oct/10

thrutch - Solo - 17/Oct/10

So good did it twice
GuyVG - Solo O/S - 17/Oct/10 with Lee and Steve

danJBA - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Joe Fraser

Previously backed off. Hardest part is leaving the good foot holds, but once committed it felt very straight forward.
D Berry - Solo RP - 25/Sep/10

dominic lee - Solo rpt - 25/Sep/10 with nathan lee

donkster - Solo rpt - 22/Sep/10 with pete buswell

Alex Winter - Solo rpt - 08/Sep/10

Garron - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/10

sgl0jd - Solo - 01/Sep/10

simeclimb68 - Solo rpt - 01/Sep/10

nice
nathanlee - Solo O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Dom Lee

fennerz - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Sean and Ed

Good climb, awesome rockovers
Spidermunkie - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/10

saalty - Solo O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Tommy, Dave, colin

terri mc - Solo RP - 01/Aug/10 with Colin, Tommy, Dave, Alex

robbo157 - Solo - 29/Jul/10

toasted - Solo - 11/Jul/10

Initial moves very easy then onto the upper area ... spent sometime looking before understanding what I needed to do and the moves came with no fuss or bother. My first Solo!
Solcambs - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10

no beta, onsight solo.
Seb Lee - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/10

Lovely route, looks nails.
Gambit - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/10 with Barney

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

jowgli - Solo O/S - 26/May/10 with Dan Smith

smudge - Solo O/S - 26/May/10 with Joe Shaw

donkster - Solo rpt - 11/Apr/10 with trigg

donkster - Solo rpt - 07/Apr/10 with pete buswell

really nice, ropes pointless really, un2nded
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Mar/10

jonnyboy - Solo O/S - 13/Mar/10

shame it doesn't last for any longer
Tomprusk - Solo O/S - 05/Mar/10

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 2010

dmoir - Solo O/S - 12/Oct/09

monsteratt - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/09 with Matt, Nic and Andy

Col Allott - Solo - 11/Sep/09

solod many times.
willoates - Solo O/S - Sep/09 with lawrence

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/09

Easy
dja - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/09 with Andy Smith

SGD - Solo - 02/Aug/09

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 30/Jul/09

Alfredo - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/09

donkster - Solo rpt - 23/Jun/09 with ben

cooper leek - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/09 with donk

grady - Solo O/S - Jun/09

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 11/May/09

easy for the grade
Glyn Davidson - Solo O/S - 10/May/09 with Ian andrews

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/09

garburn - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/09

Ed Westwood - Solo β - 25/Apr/09 with nilsamelinckx

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/09

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/09

gaz.marshall - Solo O/S - 31/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo - 28/Nov/08

Sweet. Not for the nervous, a bit harder than 4c.
lowersharpnose - Solo β - 28/Nov/08 with PeakDJ, Nick

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Nov/08

Hidden - Solo - 25/Nov/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Nov/08

Mike W - Solo O/S - Nov/08

tumbling wizard - Nov/08

alaan - Solo O/S - 11/Oct/08

mic_b - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/08

mark s - Solo - 17/Sep/08

Bristoldave - Solo O/S - 30/Aug/08

MattT88 - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/08 with None

Hidden - Solo β - 08/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - Mar/08

feilx - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/08 with Steve Mayer

MeMeMe - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Nick

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Stig - Solo - 11/Oct/07 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Jus - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/07

donkster - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 09/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/07

Mark Collins - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/07 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd O/S - 03/May/07 with Mark Collins

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/07

Coel Hellier - Solo - 07/Feb/07

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - 04/Feb/07

pauldr - 2007

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Robin

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/06 with Chris Todd

two bomber cams in the pockets, little run out but not really hvs unless you solo it
Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/06 with David Kettle

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/06

colin milton - Solo - 13/Jul/06

david morse - Solo - 01/Jun/06 with chris todd

Col Allott - Solo O/S - May/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Jan/06

John Southworth - Solo - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/05

ArnaudG - Solo - Jul/05

Chris the Tall - Solo - Jun/05

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/05

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/05 with Dale

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

mark s - Solo - 2005

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/04

simon kimber - Solo O/S - May/04 with Robin Wilmshurst-Smith

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Mar/04

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

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

Andrew Abraham - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/03

Hidden - Solo - 15/Sep/02

Hidden - Solo - 12/May/02

often solo it
Duncan I - Solo - Mar/02

tlr - Solo - 2000

antroy - Lead - 10/May/99

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/98

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Solo - Jun/97 with Richard Bower

Dave Musgrove Jnr - Lead - 16/Sep/96 with Al Willoner

Duncan Bourne - Solo O/S - 06/May/95

Hidden - Solo - 1995

Led Before
andrew300169 - Solo β - 05/Jul/92 with Tim

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Aug/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 22/Jun/89

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 01/May/88

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/87

bullybones - 1987

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jul/84

Hidden - Solo - 05/Sep/82

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
stvey, SuperLee1985, pete_naylor, PeteWilson, bigmrp, natalie28, hapymike, Ian Archer, Dan Lane, Malcolm Tucker's Sweary Aunt, Peakphil

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