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Spare Rib* VS 4b

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8m. The right arete of the wall is serious but well worth doing. © ROCKFAX
FA. Jonny Woodward 1977

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 98 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 08/Oct/13 with Colin Struthers

cem - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Mike Eldred

Dommydooda - Solo - 16/Jun/13

Bold but fun
mattgrange - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd β - 25/May/13 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

bobpilgrem - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/13 with Bob/Nic

JM0rrison - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13

jumpingjimminy - TR O/S - 15/Sep/12 with Ellie

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Sep/12

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12

jjclarke70 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Pete

Pryan - 2nd - Sep/12 with Hazel

Robnort - TR O/S - 24/Aug/12 with adam clemence

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

Hidden - 2012

Heggie - Lead - 23/Nov/11 with Tim Rodgers

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

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Nathaelle Bouttes

Hidden - Lead - Jul/11

clive-greenwood - Solo - 21/May/11

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Dad

bobpilgrem - Lead β - 19/Mar/11 with Bob/Tom

31770 - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Ian Johnson

Nice line- gear in break-a steady lead required.
bobpilgrem - TR - 30/Sep/10 with Bob/Nic

antmorgan1991 - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/10

Marcos31 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Dean Bucknall

Danny Crump - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Sarah Pentelow

LiL Saz - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with Danny Crump

Hidden - TR O/S - 25/Aug/10

Lovely climb, jumped on it before John could leave!
staceyjg - TR O/S - 12/Jun/10 with John Lewis, Emma, Katie

and ewan
John Lewis - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Maureen

Hidden - 2nd dog - 12/Jun/10

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/10

chrissyboy - 2nd - May/10

My 4th lead and my first ever groundfall. Rather ruined that trip to the Roaches...
becoming-stranger - Lead dnf - 24/Apr/10

Sparky!!!3 - Lead - 24/Apr/10

donkster - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with pete buswell

muwasi - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/10

GF - 2010

benny_m - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Roger Hill

good delicate climbing, arete for hands, feet on slab
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 05/Jul/09 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Tanya Savage

Felt much more awkward than last year - bugger!
mmalbon - TR - 14/Jun/09 with Mick

Hidden - Lead - May/09

Rob Laird - 2nd O/S - 12/Apr/09 with B Sosin

Crux is low down beneath the gear. there is gear at half height and a side runner can be placed in the adjacent climb.
mr random - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09 with Rob L

Hidden - TR - 11/Apr/09

dashitboarder - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Dad and Jess

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with PaulGreenhead

Dan 85 - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/09 with Mark

defintaely deserves the heart with wings in the book
Chris Harding - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Ben Hollands

Ben Hollands - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Chris Harding

Nice technical moves-would be a necky lead.
bobpilgrem - TR - 14/Jul/08 with Bob/Nic

Duncan I - Solo - 02/Jul/08

Nice easy climb once you've sussed the awkward pull up (right foot and right hand) near the start.
mmalbon - TR - 25/May/08 with Mick and Simon

john lynch - Lead - 13/May/08 with rich armour

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Adam Limer

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Definately fluttery, and loord knows where you'd put any gear.
doughboy_swiftandsure - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/07

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with kai ren

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/07

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 16/Jun/07

Marvino - Lead - 15/Apr/07 with Rach

rachelwheatcroft - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with Marvino

eduardo - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/07

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 14/Jan/07 with martin

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/05

FrankW - TR O/S - 16/Aug/05 with None

Thought this was just as hard/technical as nosepicker. Or did I climb it wrong?
Col Allott - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Alex Sturrock

Scary, delicate, bad landings, no gear high up... ...really good!
Steve Pardoe - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/05 with Marek Piekarski

ArnaudG - Solo - Jun/05

mark s - Solo - 2005

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Dec/04

donkster - Lead O/S - Aug/04 with talltim

Hidden - Solo - 18/Jul/04

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Jun/04

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

Andy Clarke - Solo O/S - 12/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/02

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

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/98

martroberts - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/98

smudge - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1997

Hidden - 1995

nai - 2nd - 1995

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Apr/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Lead - 17/May/89 with Ian(Lich)

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, Chewie

Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS0 of 12
easy HVS3 of 12
hard VS0 of 12
VS8 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard HS0 of 12
HS1 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard 4c0 of 10
4c0 of 10
easy 4c2 of 10
hard 4b2 of 10
4b6 of 10
easy 4b0 of 10
hard 4a0 of 10
4a0 of 10
easy 4a0 of 10
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars2 of 11
1 Star9 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
Bag of .....0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed19 of 98 (19.4%)
Lead44 of 98 (44.9%)
Followed19 of 98 (19.4%)
Toproped12 of 98 (12.2%)
Unknown4 of 98 (4.1%)

'Climbed'37 of 98 (37.8%)
clean O/S53 of 98 (54.1%)
clean β2 of 98 (2.0%)
clean rpt4 of 98 (4.1%)
dogged1 of 98 (1.0%)
dnf1 of 98 (1.0%)