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Time to be Had* HVD

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[a day at the roaches, 2 kb]8m. The thin twisting cracks in the wall to the right are pleasant and well-protected. There is a choice of finishes. © ROCKFAX
FA. Gary Gibson 1978

Photo: a day at the roaches © tuohy
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 230 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/14

stvey - 2nd β - 13/Sep/14 with Richard Cope

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

David Stevens - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Christina Holmgrun

Yobnation - TR - 24/Aug/14

awful route
Big Steve - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Karen

mky77 - 2nd - 27/Jul/14

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 01/Jul/14

mrmoe17 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/14

paulerussell - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Catharine Morgan

dpiddock - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/14

DanChad - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/14 with Chris Murray

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - 18/Jun/14 with Dan Chadfield

SPA Assessment TR setup... Thought maybe a S than HVD. Very awkward start onto the wall. Tricky diagonal crack and then a weird flake-ish half lay back... Meh?
RichardLeggett - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Mike Reynolds, Ellie Keighly

difficult start with good foot holds and a layback finish.
Jayster329 - 2nd O/S - 21/May/14 with Dan Heyse

difficult start with good placement and layback finish.
Jayster329 - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Dan Heyse

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

Davet02 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/14

Fun!
ClareG - Lead O/S - 17/May/14

simeclimb68 - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Pwdr (Paul)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

terri mc - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Andy Shardlow

Nice Layback section, with a awkward start.
magicmartin - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Zane Butcher

Ran up this after whipping the gear out to put a top rope in for some more difficult climbs.
magicmartin - TR O/S - 30/Sep/13 with Zane Butcher

Zane_18 - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/13 with magicmartin

Andy DJ - Lead - 08/Sep/13 with CHASETRAILBUILDA

Tricky start. Don't put your first bit of gear in the obvious hand hold... your second won't thank you for it!
Otis - Lead - 31/Aug/13

Blueso - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Anna

Boulder-y start
B4tgirl - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Tony

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo - 09/Jun/13

scooba2cv - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/13

pete1185 - Lead - 07/Apr/13 with Phil Ewels

Paul Hy - Lead rpt - 06/Apr/13 with Umer

Paul Hy - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/13 with Andy S

andy.smythe - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/13

Rowan Led, gem needed to start by stading on my knees. Nice climb with a good laybacking section.
The Norris - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/13 with Gem

Matt JM Stevens - Lead O/S - 27/Oct/12 with Posh Twigger

RachaelB - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Tom Turley

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

Hidden - Lead - 08/Sep/12

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

bullybones - Solo - 18/Aug/12

j.townley - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Stuart_Burbidge

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

Blasted laybacking - I hate it
Babika - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/12 with Kiwi Pete

gingerwolf - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/12

Top rope self belay
solfreak - 20/May/12

JohnHutch - 2nd - 19/Mar/12

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - 19/Mar/12

BB95 - Lead - 25/Feb/12 with Mike Gilsenan

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Feb/12

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Dec/11

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/11 with Karen Chalmers

jaimer - Lead - 04/Dec/11 with Jon Moulding

mister3able - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Chris James

Fiskavaig - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Jason J

bit thrutchy and short lived
virgil - Lead - Oct/11 with bcc

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/11

Adderbury Climber - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/11 with Kez

kez1 - 2nd O/S - 10/Sep/11 with ian gunn

Nice :-)
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Angela Paul

Nice climb, however half way up large nut fell back into crack and was vv deep. Took a long time to extract as out of reach from nut key.
Hellflame - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/11 with Shim Mills, Tony Mills

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/11 with Nick/D

Hidden - 19/Aug/11

seb m-c - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Martin Callaghan

Fell off on my first attempt at the start. Got it second time though, very nice move.
Boran - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/11

nice climb!
shim - TR O/S - Aug/11

Tam Mc'Hornsby - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with Robert Barker

Paul Hy - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with Ian

swoollock - Lead - 09/Jul/11

DanT - Lead rpt - 03/Jul/11 with Phil, Louise, Jon Aston

augustus trout - Solo - 28/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11

Tom Harper - Lead - 15/Apr/11 with Michale Jones

staceyjg - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Gardner

tricky move at start, nice laybacking afterwards
najki_2000 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Chris Rose

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/11

bavarianGaz - 2nd β - 20/Mar/11 with Damian and Len

Daymo - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Gaz, Len Oakes

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/11

Chalky Cat - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/11 with Dom

Nice topmcrack
Peakology - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/11 with cat

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Solo - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Oct/10

Great small climb with nice moves throughout, a shame it isn't a bit longer.
matthomas79 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Nathan Hassell

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with charlotte goedvolk

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10

DanT - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Jon Aston

ianslade - Lead β - 22/Jun/10 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/10

hard to set up belay. Had to be instructed ;)
Kelly D - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with dpmUK

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Kelly

Keith took the lead
kiwi boy - 2nd - 12/Jun/10 with keith pascoe, Richard Fox

lukebowman551 - Lead - 12/Jun/10 with Craig Shelley

Rob84 - Solo - 20/May/10

Spidermunkie - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Sparky!!!3 - 2nd - 24/Apr/10

got bored waiting for anchor so started to solo before halfway the belay caught up!
minirollsrule - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10

NeilGriffiths - Solo - 18/Apr/10 with Adam

maggsy - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Scott Humphries

maggsy - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Matt Snell

A Crook - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Dom Stockton, Neil Griffiths

zard - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Zuzana Kudelova

augustus trout - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Dave BuxtonMC

VD
Shane-Smith - Lead - 11/Apr/10 with Tiff

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - 08/Apr/10

JGW - Apr/10 with Matt Tilley

Slimy lower section. Neat little crack at the top.
Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10 with Pete, Danish Anne, Liz, Mayeul

Awesome little climb!
ParkFace - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Jo Fromant

ParkFace - Solo - Mar/10 with Jo Fromant

jk88 - Lead - Mar/10 with ross parkinson

bavarianGaz - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Dan and Tom

Tom Lee-Field - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Dan, Gaz

donkster - Solo rpt - 22/Sep/09 with crooko

Chris_Williams - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/09 with Phil Maher

maherp - 2nd β - 13/Sep/09 with Chris Williams

Rick Ashton - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Richard McElligot

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Richard Ashton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Laura-lou - Lead - 16/Aug/09 with ceara

Hidden - Solo - 02/Aug/09

Diggler - Solo - 02/Aug/09 with Jess

awkward start but OK once got going
Tanya Savage - Lead - 05/Jul/09 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Tanya Savage

needed a push to get on it and got up it somehow - note to self: must grow longer arms.
kirsty52 - TR - 05/Jul/09 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Jun/09

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

cooper leek - Lead O/S - May/09 with dawn

mike_hough_uk - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with chri55ie

chri55ie - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Mike Hough

cj1970 - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/09

jk88 - 2nd - Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/09

jumpingjimminy - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Ellie

Hidden - 2009

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Dec/08

benny_m - Lead O/S - 30/Dec/08 with Ali Brown

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - Oct/08

Hidden - Lead - 27/Sep/08

sarah87 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Chris Jones

Chris Harding - Solo - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - 12/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/08

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - Aug/08 with Bolty

Hidden - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/08

dja - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/08 with Andy Smith

nice climbin, good layback moove near top too..
fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/08 with olivia

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/08

nice easy route
saz_b - Lead O/S - 01/May/08 with simcock

PaulGreenhead - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/08 with Kirsty

Kirsty - 2nd - 19/Apr/08 with PaulGreenhead

Mike W - Solo O/S - 11/Feb/08

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 10/Feb/08 with Adam Limer

Tom Last - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/08 with Caroline

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/07

RETICENTFISH - Solo O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Mike Watkiss

couple of nice easy moves.
Milne - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with gemma & darrel

Short and sweet.
Darrel - TR O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Terry & Gemma

tuohy - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/07 with terry & darrel

gibbo38 - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/07 with Gavin

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/07

Hidden - Solo - 27/Aug/07

doughboy_swiftandsure - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/07

donkster - Solo rpt - 20/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 18/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/07

John Eley - Lead O/S - May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Apr/07

John-Luke Casey - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Josh Jones

captainH - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Woodie

daza - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/07 with Ceara

Very nice indeed. nice jamming here.
ungracefulathlete - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/07 with Ben

Steve Banham - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Welsh Chris

gaz.marshall - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/07

AlisonSmiles - 2nd - 24/Mar/07 with Jason Kirk

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/07

C.J.Horsfield - Lead O/S - 2007 with tom boyle

Hidden - Solo - 08/Oct/06

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/06

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/06

eonuk - Solo - 26/Aug/06

Retroman3 - 2nd - 22/Jul/06 with Yan, Rachel, Steph

tomboyle - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/06 with horsi

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/06

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Tommo

localboy - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/05 with Clare D

FrankW - TR O/S - 11/Aug/05 with My Shunt

Rampikino - Lead - 29/Jul/05 with Claire Rollason

davek - Lead O/S - Jul/05 with Larson

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/05

Neil Curtis - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/04 with Marta de Madariaga

Alaric - 2nd - 08/Aug/04 with Neil

Hidden - 2004

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 19/Oct/03 with Carmen

Laramadness - Solo - 21/Jul/03

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 04/Jun/03

Neil Curtis - 2nd - 21/Sep/02 with James Tyson

Neil Curtis - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/02 with Chris Boswell

Ropeboy - Solo - 30/Sep/00

Hidden - Solo - 03/May/99

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

Hedley - TR O/S - 1996 with Ali Parkes

Roget - Solo O/S - 20/Jan/90

andrew300169 - 1990

Iain Thow - Solo - 17/May/89

tapley - Solo - 18/Sep/87

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/86 with Tony Morris

Billg - Solo - 01/Jun/85 with Dave Gregory

JohnHutch - Lead - Aug/83

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
SuperLee1985, reckless_rat, Chewie, Hidden, Kamikaze Badger

Voting
Total votes cast 45
hard S0 of 24
S1 of 24
easy S3 of 24
hard HVD2 of 24
HVD14 of 24
easy HVD1 of 24
hard VD3 of 24
VD0 of 24
easy VD0 of 24
3 Stars0 of 21
2 Stars8 of 21
1 Star7 of 21
0 Stars5 of 21
Bag of .....1 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed39 of 230 (17.0%)
Lead110 of 230 (47.8%)
Followed65 of 230 (28.3%)
Toproped7 of 230 (3.0%)
Unknown9 of 230 (3.9%)

'Climbed'88 of 230 (38.3%)
clean O/S127 of 230 (55.2%)
clean β5 of 230 (2.2%)
clean rpt9 of 230 (3.9%)
dnf1 of 230 (0.4%)