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The Gymnic* HVS 5a

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[Gymnic,crux, 3 kb]20m. Left of the through-cave, tackle the twin cracks and the bulge to access the interesting groove above. Although highly polished, it remains popular. Exit either side of the final roof. © ROCKFAX
FA. John Loy, Harry Gillott, Brian Stokes, Ted Howard 1960

Photo: Gymnic,crux © caradoc
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 102 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

georgenvk - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with shouter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/14

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Dr Julie, Chris Vanderz

john lynch - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/14 with Ant King

aking12 - 2nd O/S - 14/Mar/14 with john lynch

sting - TR - 30/Jul/13 with Mike Sender, Mike Traxion

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Sasha, Tom Nichols

Thought some holds were loose, especially just below the bulge and avoiding these made this a bit of an ordeal. They were polished though as well as wobbley...
JHiley - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/13 with Fran

Joey C - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Irish Matt

franhammond92 - 2nd - 09/Jun/13

Jake Young - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Nick

Nick1812P - 2nd O/S - 05/Sep/12 with Jake

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jul/12

After a soaking from a passing shower. Props to Del waiting out the rain & finishing it off.
slacky - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/12 with Ben, Del

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/12

Squeaky polished at the bottom but very good and worth 2*s
andybirtwistle - Lead - 22/May/12 with Keith Lonsdale

Seemed more like a VS till just over the roof then found upper groove was more tricky with technical bridging.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Richard Williams

Polished holds lower down, but positive enough to still make a good climb.
Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Rosa

Shiny!
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with J-Ro

John Lewis - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with James Rowe

those shiny holds certainly make you think, the most memorable moves on a good pitch
caradoc - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with john b

So slippery in first 15', let it add to the experience.
ColinD - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Tommo

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jun/10

Evilly polished. Great line, but loses a star because of the teflon holds
jon bradley - 2nd dog - 15/May/10 with Huw Howells

katyvose1 - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

nickcanute - 2010

Ketu - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Nigel

tiga271 - 2nd - 16/Aug/09 with mark20

mark20 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

jonka - Lead - Aug/09 with mark

mark sadler - 2nd - Aug/09

Gustav - 2nd O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Owen

Fun
Cake - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/09 with Jon

bigphil - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Toby

Adam1973 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Big Ian

Tom Anthistle - 2nd - 26/Apr/09

Sankey - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Luke

thebigfriendlymoose - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/08 with Stephen

jimbonfire - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

dan66 - AltLd O/S - 24/Oct/07 with Rory Guy

spacey - 2nd - 11/Aug/07 with paul evans

nige pacer - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Andy

JohnHutch - TR - 08/Jul/05 with L

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/05

Sam and will - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/05 with Anthony Bennett + Ben Bennett + Amanda Bennett

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2005 with john d

Howard J - 2nd - 13/Jul/04 with Richard Bonheyo

Brown - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Phil West - Lead β - 31/May/03 with Chris Tan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/01

EagerAndy - 2000

Gave up at the roof.
Phil West - Lead dnf - 25/Sep/99 with David Atherton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/99

sdht - 1999

Graded VS 4c when I did it
cem - Lead O/S - 10/May/98 with Graham Dolman

craig h - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/96 with Rick W and Janet Hannah

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - 2nd - Jun/96 with Richard Bower

colin milton - Lead - 19/Jul/95 with eric milton

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/93

Backinthegame - Lead rpt - Aug/92

Had seconded it in 85
Chris the Tall - Lead rpt - May/92 with Dave Gurney

Roget - Solo O/S - 1992

leathers - Lead - 26/Apr/91 with Ed Hyatt

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/91 with Debbie Wilkinson

polished even then! But thought VS fair at the time....
Backinthegame - Lead - Apr/90 with Andrew Hall

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/89

Hidden - Lead - Oct/88

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/88

malc - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/88 with Billy Whiz

John Marsland - 2nd - 11/Jun/88 with Darrell Small

steve prior - Lead - May/88 with Dave T

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/85

Steve Lenartowicz - 1985

Tim Bateman - 2nd - 04/Nov/84

Ian Clare - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 29/Oct/83

Mark Kemball - Solo - 09/Sep/83

Pete Pozman - 2nd O/S - Jul/83 with Jeremy

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Jun/83

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/83

mark-abz - 2nd - 15/Sep/82 with Andy W

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1982 with Rich Lewis

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/81

babymoac - 12/Apr/81

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/81

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 06/Jul/80 with Nige Shaw

tapley - Lead - 27/Apr/80 with Chris Seymour, Alison Tapley

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 13/May/79

Hidden - Lead - 1978

Mark Kemball - Lead - 26/Feb/77 with Ian Grace

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jan/77

rogerskews - Lead - 1977 with Various

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1976 with Glynne Andrew

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/Oct/75 with John Derbyshire

Dave Westby - Lead O/S - 1972 with Phil Caley

mikej - 2nd - 28/Mar/71 with John Bickerdyke

David Smith - 1970

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Voting
Total votes cast 62
hard E10 of 22
E10 of 22
easy E10 of 22
hard HVS1 of 22
HVS15 of 22
easy HVS5 of 22
hard VS1 of 22
VS0 of 22
easy VS0 of 22
hard 5b0 of 22
5b1 of 22
easy 5b0 of 22
hard 5a1 of 22
5a11 of 22
easy 5a8 of 22
hard 4c1 of 22
4c0 of 22
easy 4c0 of 22
3 Stars2 of 18
2 Stars6 of 18
1 Star8 of 18
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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 102 (2.0%)
Lead53 of 102 (52.0%)
Followed33 of 102 (32.4%)
Toproped2 of 102 (2.0%)
Alt Leads3 of 102 (2.9%)
Unknown9 of 102 (8.8%)

'Climbed'45 of 102 (44.1%)
clean O/S51 of 102 (50.0%)
clean β1 of 102 (1.0%)
clean rpt3 of 102 (2.9%)
dogged1 of 102 (1.0%)
dnf1 of 102 (1.0%)