Looking for Today* HVS 5b

Rockfax Description
8m. The thin crack and short face. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Roaches HVS Challenge.

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This climb is in 46 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Part of the Roaches HVS challenge. We got the silver medal, then it went dark on us after skyline. All routes attempted on-sight. Fun day! Thanks Dan and Flavio!
MichaelGallimore - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Flavio

Roaches HVS Challenge #26
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Mike Gallimore

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/15

Small holds to the flakes! Tried fist jamming first to the flakes, but no good... then found the tiny holds for them. Got up onto the flakes to find no more gear! Was the horrified to find above that sloping flat top out - almost fell at the top due to some rope drag, but managed it clean! Very happy, first 5b trad.
Nick_Merriman - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Julia Hinchliffe

Jules_Julia - 2nd dog - 10/May/15 with Nick Merriman

Reachy. Joe sensibly took the right arete at the top, I went direct andslipped straight off the sloping mantle (very very green) then found a sort-of jam.
Tom McCabe - 2nd dog - 24/Mar/15 with Joe Jones

Wouldn't want to lead. met the guy who put up pretty gritty before climbing it.
hirving - TR O/S - 17/May/14 with sam giles

quinn sorabjee - TR O/S - 17/May/14 with J Golding

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 17/May/14

matt8hew88 - TR β - 17/May/14

jordangolding - TR O/S - 17/May/14 with quinn sorabjee

Top out unprotected for a hvs
Ad Shaw - Lead - 04/May/14 with Bridget Large

LukeRobinson - TR O/S - 17/Apr/14 with Jordan Golding

Jacob Hodge 95 - TR O/S - 17/Apr/14

benny_m - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Su, Ali Brown

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13

HVS 5b should have more gear than that! Moved up to the flakes then wandered off leftwards...
Stone Muppet - Lead dnf - 20/Oct/12 with ah

Hidden - Lead dog - 22/Jul/12

WillDoyle - Lead dog - 15/Jul/12

Seconded to remove gear for a nice Scottish chap. Great climb.
Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Failed 1st time,2nd time change body position,tough halfway up till top out for someone who's short,good climb.
ragabond007 - TR - 14/Aug/11

aidanb - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11

would be a very bold lead with very tough reachy moves to the flake
PeteWilson - TR - 14/Jul/11 with Matt Wilson

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

chrisbussell - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/11 with Tim O'Neill

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

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

Top Moves Unprotected - Tim moved off left.
B-bop - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with T Max

Some interesting moves, almost fell off when making the move up to the flakes, found the top quite exciting as well as my safety seemed quite a long way down by the time I was topping out.
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/11 with Nick Whimster

donkster - Lead rpt - 25/Nov/10 with dennis

Hidden - Solo - 25/Oct/09

Hidden - 02/Aug/09

donkster - 2nd rpt - 23/Jun/09 with ben

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

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

felt hard on top rope- would be a bold lead as final moves are unprotected.
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Bob/Tom

Col Allott - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Alexandra Sturrock

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

colin milton - 2nd - 13/Jul/06 with pep, dylan burgess

Hard and scary
Stig - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/03 with Geraldine Lawless

Duncan Bourne - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/96 with P Agnew

nai - 2nd - 1995

andrew300169 - Lead O/S - 03/May/92 with Pom

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Aug/91

Roget - Lead O/S - 1991

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DanChad, PeteWilson

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hard E10 of 9
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easy E17 of 9
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