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Rubberneck*** HVS 5a

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[Resting before the next gritty jam!, 2 kb]14m. Follow the superb central crack with good gear and fine sustained climbing - the start is rather perplexing. At the top of the crack, climb the wall up and right for the most fitting finale. © ROCKFAX
FA. Robin Barley 1967

Ticklists: ROCKFAX Western Grit: Top 50, The Roaches - Routes Graded List, Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, ROCKFAX Western Grit Grade List.

Photo: Resting before the next gritty jam! © Roger Bode
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 243 logbooks, and on 25 wishlists.

Jonathan Hall - 2nd rpt - 29/Mar/14 with Rob Middleton

Hidden - Lead dog - 29/Mar/14

Too cooooold. Backed off. Then fell off. Then just strolled up. Probably not the best route to warm up on after a 4 month break. Good quality route.
mickd - Lead RP - 08/Mar/14

Toooo cold, summer route!
Andrew Abraham - Lead rpt - 02/Jan/14 with Ceara

Mint route, lots of good gear. took me a while to sus out the foot sequence at the start ... Good value route!
Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/13 with Ky

Bit painful on the hips then some interesting jamming higher up. Good route quite different.
monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Dan Fairbank, Nick Whimster, Andrew Abraham

disturbed_one51 - Lead - 20/Oct/13 with Wee man

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 20/Oct/13 with Mark Williams

A really good route with painful gymnastics at the start. A solid HVS experience.
1poundSOCKS - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/13

rich_hw - Lead rpt - 14/Sep/13 with James

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/13

solid HVS
manwithacam - Lead - 08/Sep/13 with Mike R

Hidden - 2nd dog - 07/Sep/13

absolutely brilliant route
Mark Warnett - Aug/13

On Petes kit
Ky - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/13 with Pete Bridgewood

jimbonfire - 11/Jul/13

Worth the stars! The crux is tough for 5a (maybe easy 5b, not sure) but can be protected adequately and is great fun. The crack above is great too, just hard enough that you have to concentrate but not desperate.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Simon

mikealexpayne - TR - 04/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/13

great steady lead by dave, warm rock and quite greasy, good sustained route
PeteWilson - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Dave

psborland - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Max Lowry

pipof747 - Lead O/S - 10/May/13

Siyfion - 2nd dog - 06/May/13

sgl0jd - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13

v.tough for grade. commiting moves and poor gear low down. 1st climb this year, but never usually struggle at HVS.
mark4344 - Lead dnf - 19/Apr/13 with Matt Payne

cheeky - TR O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Mark Philipson

Max Lowry - 2013

Guy Wilson - 2013 with Gavin Moy

sputnik - Lead O/S - 24/Nov/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/12

Hidden - TR - 13/Oct/12

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Anna

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/12

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Charles Moreton

cem - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - Lead - 01/Sep/12

toasted - Lead - 01/Sep/12 with Andy Graham

RedFox - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Tom K

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Jason

jasonpm - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Steve IMC

simeclimb68 - 2nd - 12/Jul/12 with Phil Layton

Second ever fall onto gear (a number 3 wire) which was in the way of a possible hold. Two of the lower three pieces of gear popped out. Had a rest on the rope and finished the route with difficulty.
Phil Layton - Lead dog - 12/Jul/12 with simon

namagnall - 2nd - 12/Jun/12

Jay C - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/12 with Steve H, Nathan M

Slightly slippery. Needs more traffic to keep it clean.
stevetheleg - Lead dog - 11/Jun/12 with Nathan Magnall, Jay Conlon

Climbed with Danger - brilliant route
kenneM - Lead O/S - Jun/12 with James Wyatt

Left all the gear for Stu lol.
WillDoyle - 2nd - 29/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 27/May/12

TommityP - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

Hidden - 2nd - 20/May/12

AB744 - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with Michael Gee

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 18/May/12

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Rik

outstanding. one of those climbs you wish went on forever
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with The Doctor

great climb!
timmyhobby - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/12

hoggy90 - 2nd - 05/Apr/12

Quite tricky.
andrew sandercock - 2nd - 01/Apr/12 with robert sandercock

Hidden - 26/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Mar/12

Jim Malo - 2nd dog - 03/Mar/12 with Dave W, Barry

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/12 with jim, daveyw

Nice to get a clean ascent 10 years later
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with ah

Hidden - Lead dog - 19/Feb/12

dickie01 - 2nd O/S - 14/Jan/12 with Joe Heasman

Hidden - 2012

Tony Kartawick - 2012

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with Ted Lister, Thomas Renshaw

Did the crux by rocking rightwards onto the ledge just to the right of the crack. Made a weird move to get back to the right hand side. Awesome moves for the rest of the route. Top notch
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/11 with Jon Stewart

Fell off twice having lead the route 10 minutes before....
James Oswald - 2nd dog - 26/Oct/11 with Jon Stewart

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/11

Andrew Barker - 2nd - 26/Sep/11 with Si

Dave Rumney - 04/Sep/11 with Tanya Milner

vanderz - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/11 with patrick dawson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/11 with Rich R

richardr - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11

Graeme Hammond - 2nd rpt - 18/Jun/11 with Richard

Very nice
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with James Barber, Adam Jordan

Amazing! and not polished, bonus!
Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Ruth Buckberry

clive-greenwood - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Dave Clarke

Bridging in the first half required the ability to pull the splits which I did not seem to have
JaseSSDD - 2nd dog - 19/May/11 with Ian Barker

Ed Booth - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with matt pardy

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Apr/11

Absolutely awesome line. Interesting moves up to the crack that suited my style of climbing and then boldly climbing the crack knowing the gear is awesome. Loved it! Again, I did it because there was know retreat once you commit to it. The flake at the top feels unstable.
Emma-Louise Anderson - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with Adam Newmark, Mel Brown

Adam Newmark - 2nd - 25/Apr/11 with Mel brown, Emma Louise Anderson

Amy Kilpin - 2nd - 23/Apr/11

tatz45 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/11 with Wes Inskip

Dizz - 2nd - 17/Apr/11 with max

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11

Jon Read - 2nd - 16/Apr/11 with Brian Wyvill

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 18/Mar/11

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/11 with adam booth

simeclimb68 - Lead rpt - 22/Jan/11

matthomas79 - 2nd - 22/Jan/11 with Simon Palmer

Luke Brooks - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

PAJames - 2011

adie84 - 2011

Found this really technical. A really nice route, even if I was swearing at it a lot. Slab at the top was very green! Must learn to do the splits before jumping on a route like this again.
Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Phil Gibson

tedj234 - 25/Sep/10 with Kate Campbell

Alex Winter - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/10 with T. Selvage

tigertim - 2nd - 08/Sep/10 with Alex Winter

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/10

Brilliant, solid at the grade
drewish - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with SteveE9

Lenny - Lead dog - 24/Jul/10 with Paul

climbing_wiggy - 2nd β - 24/Jul/10 with Leon

sweet route but quite stiff
Alistair Corbett - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with ben peake

tricky start, delicate in the middle - nice!
999thAndy - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10

Nic showed me how to do bridging move- one to lead another time.
bobpilgrem - TR O/S - 18/May/10 with Bob/Nic

bigbobbyking - 2nd - 09/May/10 with Chris Allan

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 09/May/10

edinbed - Lead - 18/Apr/10

Shauna - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Jules

Really good route - nice and technical and sustained.
Swotson - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10 with Tony Madden

crossdressingrodney - 2nd RP - 10/Apr/10 with John Nuttall

GrantB - Lead - 03/Apr/10 with James

Very hard, slightly insecure start with blind gear. Glad to be on the blunt end of this one!
jkarran - 2nd - 03/Apr/10 with Grant

CharlieMack - 2nd O/S - 11/Mar/10 with Rik Battye

one seemingly desperate move then big holds all the way
Tomprusk - 07/Mar/10 with Racheal

Boy - 04/Mar/10 with Si Wilson

rikbattye - Lead O/S - Mar/10

GF - 2010

Ebarnes - 2010

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

well worth the walk over from the roaches at the end of the day what a route!!!! Keeps you working on good holds and bomber gear even after the amazing 'rubberhips' move :D
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Phil Baxter

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Aug/09

E1 5b surely?
Jim Slater - 2nd dog - 16/Aug/09 with Trevor

Hidden - Lead - 23/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/09

IceMonkey1982 - 03/May/09

James B - Lead - 18/Apr/09 with Nick

donkster - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with dennis

Kingsjester - TR - 06/Apr/09 with Martin cleaver

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09

Lev - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/08 with Emma Ross

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/08

Awesome route - sustained for the grade
jon bradley - 2nd rpt - 11/May/08 with Huw Howells

Sustained - need to be flexible for the first few moves too!
graphiclunarkid - 2nd dog - 11/May/08 with Huw

Quite hard and sustained. Has a surprising variety of types of moves and doesnt really ever ease off much.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 07/May/08 with Neil Furniss

bullwinkle - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Paul

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/08

Dux - 2nd dog - 18/Mar/08 with Andy Smith

Belayed Rob prior to leading myself. Nice crux moves but shame it fizzles out so soon.
Owen W-G - Lead β - 10/Feb/08 with Robin

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - 2008

JimR - 11/Nov/07

Ian Parnell - 2nd O/S - 24/Oct/07 with Jon Winter

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/07

Rachel Somerville - Lead - 06/Oct/07 with Richard K

cem - Lead rpt - 06/Oct/07 with David T, Rob Truckle

Jus - 2nd - 30/Sep/07

Great climb - the kind you want to jump straight back on to savour a second time. Probably will go back for another turn, since I rather carelessly fell out of the crack!
Andy Clarke - Lead dog - 15/Sep/07 with Rob

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/07

The holds in the crack were a welcome relief after the technicalities of the scoop. Loved it despite being very pumped near the top.
Marvino - Lead - 04/Jul/07 with Rach

started to lead (first hvs)wussed out, then topped :(
flyboy86 - TR - Jun/07 with Nick (kendogcatchy)

galpinos - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07 with John

Chesh - 2nd - 25/Mar/07 with Tom

Mr Wild - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/07 with chesh

Jon Read - 2nd rpt - 14/Jan/07 with Mark Sharratt

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 12/Nov/06

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/06 with helen gibson

Stig - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/06 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/06

ArnaudG - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/06 with Goi

feilx - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/06 with Tom

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/06

gregoritos - Lead O/S - Jun/06

WB - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/06 with Guy

John Lisle - 2006

Chesh - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/05 with ScotsPaul

John Southworth - Lead O/S - Sep/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/05

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 02/May/05 with Slim Beam

A Downing - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/05 with Ben Monkton

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 2005

Jon Read - Lead O/S - 2005 with Debs

aulda - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/04 with Dave R

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Jul/04

FrankW - 2nd rpt - 16/May/04 with Peter T

Coel Hellier - Lead - 2004

Brian Rodgers - 2nd O/S - 2004 with Phil Authers

mark s - Solo O/S - 2004

lithos - Lead - 18/Oct/03

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with ???????????????

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/03

kato'sdad - Lead - May/03 with Rob Simpson

RobSimmo - 2nd O/S - May/03 with Jon Berry

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/03 with Joe Thompson

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/03

With Dunc, Bri Rodgers etc, 2003 ish? 1 rest
eduardo - Lead dog - 2003

Hidden - Lead - 16/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 15/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jul/02

FrankW - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/02 with Joe

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with john d

Stone Muppet - 2002

Hidden - 2002

cem - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/01 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/01

chris sm - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/99

Great route.
chris sm - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/99 with Ruth Taylor

Billg - Lead O/S - 27/May/98 with Alisdair Pettifer

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/97

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - May/97 with Richard Bower

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/97

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/96 with Dave Banham-Hughes

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 20/Sep/95 with John Stainforth, Chris Thorp

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/95

michael burrows - 2nd - 23/Apr/95 with richard parry

nige - Lead - Feb/95 with sven rowan

Phil West - 2nd β - 1995 with Steve Wild & jimmy Turner

Scott McRae - Lead O/S - Jun/94 with Steve Jones

OMSKB - Lead - 05/Sep/93

Hidden - TR - 05/Jul/92

nai - Lead - 1992

Andy Say - Solo - 20/Aug/91

kp64zl - TR - Jul/91

whispering nic - Lead - 29/Jun/91 with noj

Roget - Solo rpt - 20/Jun/91

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 24/Mar/91 with Brad Jackson

Roget - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/91

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1991 with Mark Lardner

whispering nic - Lead O/S - Oct/90 with Ali W

sadams - Lead - 31/Aug/90 with Mark Bonham

John Marsland - Lead - 08/Jul/90 with Dave Mould and Allen Newby

Hidden - 2nd - 07/May/89

Hidden - Apr/89

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/87

Hidden - Lead - 1986

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/85

shark - 2nd - 02/Jun/85 with Phill Dickens

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jun/82

Hidden - 2nd - 10/May/82

nbotting - 1982

Hidden - Lead - 1982

Hidden - Lead - 18/Oct/81

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1980

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Sep/79

Mark Kemball - Lead dnf - 11/May/77

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Voting
Total votes cast 209
hard E10 of 71
E11 of 71
easy E12 of 71
hard HVS9 of 71
HVS59 of 71
easy HVS0 of 71
hard VS0 of 71
VS0 of 71
easy VS0 of 71
hard 5b0 of 68
5b2 of 68
easy 5b8 of 68
hard 5a25 of 68
5a33 of 68
easy 5a0 of 68
hard 4c0 of 68
4c0 of 68
easy 4c0 of 68
3 Stars64 of 70
2 Stars4 of 70
1 Star2 of 70
0 Stars0 of 70
Bag of .....0 of 70
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 243 (1.6%)
Lead135 of 243 (55.6%)
Followed70 of 243 (28.8%)
Toproped8 of 243 (3.3%)
Unknown26 of 243 (10.7%)

'Climbed'104 of 243 (42.8%)
clean O/S102 of 243 (42.0%)
clean β3 of 243 (1.2%)
clean rpt15 of 243 (6.2%)
clean RP2 of 243 (0.8%)
dogged15 of 243 (6.2%)
dnf2 of 243 (0.8%)