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Mealystopholes* VS 5a

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46m, 2 pitches. 1) 5a, 22m. Start at a shallow groove 2m left of the toe of the buttress and climb the small chimney above. Follow grooves to the terrace and a belay. 2) 4c, 24m. Start up the open groove (Mealybugs) then go into a steeper groove on the right. Follow this then climb a thin bulging crack. Finish up the wide crack above. © ROCKFAX
FA. Bob Dearman, Rod Brown 1965
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Tamati - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

JRigby - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/13

Led pitch one, broke a hold at the crux, tried to rescue it using some sidepulls and came off. My hand skimmed the rope and ended up with quite bad ropeburn on palm. Had to finish the pitch with that little issue...
Alkis - Lead dog - 30/Jul/12 with Chris Aslin

led P2
cragtyke - AltLd - 07/Apr/12 with john g

First led this climb in the 1970s. Repeated it today after Medusa. Enjoyed this climb far more! First pitch (5a) was nicely sustained and required thought. Second pitch was a little chossy up to the traverse around the arete but thereafter was delightful - great exposure up the final groove. Good protection throughout (but there seem to be different spellings of the route name in this database and elsewhere).
Falko - Lead rpt - 23/Oct/11 with Al W.

Then finished up Mealy Bugs as it looked a bit better.
Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Dan Matthewman

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Aug/11

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Andy Shep

Led P2. Whole thing a bit wobbly.
mark20 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/11

P1. Chossy fun.
JRae - Lead - 14/Jun/11 with M Rankie, Molly G

Hidden - 2011

Haszko - AltLd - 03/Jul/10 with James Salter

Ken Taylor - 2010

nickcanute - 2010

Ketu - AltLd rpt - 25/Aug/09 with Nigel

tri-nitro-toulumne - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/09 with Rob Truckle

Hidden - AltLd - 16/Aug/09

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

Obi-Wan is lost... - AltLd - 24/May/09 with Phil

MD - AltLd - 12/Apr/09 with Misha

First pitch only.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 26/Jan/09 with Alan

Hadn't climbed any limestone in quite some time so found it very tricky to read! All the holds which would be huge on grit are pretty worthless without friction! Pretty tricky for VS but what do I know eh? Tricky move through the overlap, and then the section above that is harder. Glad to get through this without scaring myself too much! Just presumed it should be easy as its VS and got on with it!
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/09 with Tom Dixon

Hidden - 2009

morganator - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with Peter Folkman

Led the first (crux) pitch. Huge block came off about halfway up. Quentin managed to get out of the way but worrying moments.
tatz45 - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Quentin O'Brien

Led P1
Different Steve - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Simon Curtis

colin milton - 2nd - 07/Jul/06 with pep & graham

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 2005 with Gavin Lim

Hidden - AltLd RP - 20/Aug/03

EagerAndy - 2000

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

I lead the first pitch - 5a
Chris the Tall - AltLd - Aug/97 with Bill G

Trobbo - 2nd - 18/Apr/97 with john blower

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/91 with Debbie Wilkinson

Led pitch one. Also led pitch two in march 1993 with Ron Caves
leathers - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/90 with Caroline Whitehead

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 14/May/88

Ian Clare - 1984

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/82

Pitch 1 only
Mike C - 2nd - 04/Oct/80 with Brian Wilderspin

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 04/Apr/80 with Dave Page

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Jul/79 with Martin Crosby

mikej - Lead - 01/Apr/76 with E

mikej - Lead - 04/Sep/71 with E

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 18/Jul/71 with Bob Knapton

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Style of ascent

Lead16 of 45 (35.6%)
Followed7 of 45 (15.6%)
Alt Leads16 of 45 (35.6%)
Unknown6 of 45 (13.3%)

'Climbed'22 of 45 (48.9%)
clean O/S19 of 45 (42.2%)
clean rpt2 of 45 (4.4%)
clean RP1 of 45 (2.2%)
dogged1 of 45 (2.2%)