Mantis*** HVS 5b
[Ky playing around on Mantis, 1 kb]8m. The elegant arete on its right then left with a bold start to large cams in the break - a breather - then an airy finish. © ROCKFAX
FA. Andrew Woodward 1974

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List, The Roaches Skyline 'E' challenge.

Photo: Ky playing around on Mantis © Ky
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This climb is in 109 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

bottled san melas at the break after some up and downing, early roped grit fear, hmmm sweaty kippers
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/14 with lad, mad, bad, lass

Hidden - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Apr/14

Ace
Cake - Lead - 24/Apr/14 with Matt

Would not be a soft touch E1.
Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 09/Dec/13 with Matt Thompson

joese7en - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13

left hand version, traversed off at break because of damp. will come back and finish
PeteWilson - Sent O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Pete B, Andi T, Dave

bwestwood - Lead - 10/Nov/13

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Beth heatherington

L arete all the way, E1 5c.
Climbster - 2nd β - 05/Sep/13 with Ian

Right hand all the way
Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/13 with Matt

Mattlamb90 - 2nd β - 14/Jul/13 with Ryan

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

Alasdair88 - TR O/S - Apr/13 with Tom, Liz davies, Nicki

Easier than it looks. Only one piece of gear!
julesmckim - Lead - 06/Oct/12 with dave lewis

Ditto in the howling wind. E1 surely as pretty bold
Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Rich

danp - Lead β - 29/Sep/12 with Jon Didymus

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Dan Perrot, Jon Didymus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/12

Done in howling wind... very atmospheric.
Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Dean Merchant

pie_eater_pete - Lead O/S - 06/May/12

The Dangler - Lead O/S - 03/May/12

Ky - Lead RP - 15/Aug/11 with Danny T

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

felt E1 in the heat to me, bit sweaty and no mat.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Becky E

chrisbussell - 2nd - 21/Jun/11 with Tim O'Neill

grakgrak - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/11

pipof747 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11

Pretty bold lower arete if you dont use a mat. HVS with one.
Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 31/May/11 with Rob Middleton

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Andy Shep

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Louise Hall, Harry Thorpe

galpinos - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Sam

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Christian Turford

alias dave - 2nd O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Sam.EB

ed woods - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/11 with Marshall

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Garron - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10

good climbing, all over by first break
drewish - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with SteveE9

tompilgrem - TR O/S - 23/Jul/10 with Nick/D

Fantastic line- and great layback moves up lower arete to safety of the break .Definitive gives a more realistic E1 grade.
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 23/Jul/10

mattyork2 - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/10 with Ruth Colston

RuthC - 2nd - 20/Jun/10 with Matt Maynard

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

peterbull - Lead O/S - 19/May/10

Ebarnes - 2010

As stated in the bmc guide, laybacking the start arete on the left in E1
northy1983 - Solo - 2010

Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/09

nickwhimster - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09 with andy abraham

Nick Whimster led, a little delicate footwork required
Andrew Abraham - 2nd - Oct/09

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Paddy

wolverine - 02/Aug/09 with Iain Mount

smudge - Solo rpt - 04/Jun/09

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

tradguy - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Alice du Preez

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/09 with J. Iles-Smith

jiles - 2nd - 11/Apr/09 with alexzander89

boulder start, few problems
hembug - 2nd dog - 07/Mar/09 with mark duggan

Mark D - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/09 with Neil Mackie

Hidden - TR dog - 07/Mar/09

bullwinkle - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Paul

tommytuffa - Solo - 06/Apr/08

misterb - Lead - 17/Feb/08 with rachel.gregory.helen

First climb of 2008. Padded out start. Pretty scary all the same.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08 with Robin

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2008

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Jon Read - Solo - 15/Sep/07 with Turner & Sharrat

Climbed all the way on the left, makes it a great E1 5c with the crux leaving the ground.
andi turner - Solo O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Jon Read & Mark Sharratt

Monk - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Mullermn

mullermn - 2nd - 11/Aug/07 with Monkey

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07 with Hedvika Toncrova

Spooky at HVS but no really worth E1.
galpinos - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with John

donkster - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with dennis

Birdo - 2007 with Dave Bird

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/06

Not HVS
Si dH - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/06

nige - Lead - 25/Aug/06 with sven rowan

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Aug/06

ArnaudG - Lead - 03/May/06

Hidden - TR rpt - 22/Jan/06

Birdo - Apr/05 with Dave Bird

mark s - Solo - 2005

r0b - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/04

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

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 19/May/02

tlr - Solo - 2000

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/97

smudge - Lead O/S - 11/May/96 with Rich

Hidden - 1995

Hidden - Solo - 1995

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - May/93

Iain Thow - Solo - 16/Apr/93

OMSKB - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/93

andrew300169 - 2nd - 03/May/92 with Pom

Jon Read - Solo O/S - 1992 with Matt Gallagher

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Aug/91

Roget - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/90

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

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

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jul/87

Hidden - Solo - 21/Jul/84

andy gittins - 1984

Nigel Bond - Lead - 18/Sep/83 with Charlie Leverton

Hidden - Solo - 10/May/82

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Voting
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hard E10 of 48
E11 of 48
easy E130 of 48
hard HVS6 of 48
HVS10 of 48
easy HVS1 of 48
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VS0 of 48
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hard 5c0 of 47
5c0 of 47
easy 5c4 of 47
hard 5b13 of 47
5b27 of 47
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