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Beeston Eliminate*** HVS 5a

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74m, 3 pitches. The long rising-diagonal, and highest of the three girdles, is one of the major lines on the cliff and offers a superb outing with some astounding positions at the grade. Harder for the tall and potentially a bit of a gripper to second. 1) 4b, 28m. Start by the tree on the path, 10m right of a small cave and follow the cleaned path of West Wall Climb (see p.290 ) for two pitches to the sheltered stance at the start of the break. 2) 5a, 22m. Traverse down and right across the wall following the line of good holds (don't forget the second man) to reach the groove of The Thorn then climb this to the holly tree belay. 3) 5a, 26m. Climb back down rightwards again and get past the horrible spiky bush then cross the fingery wall to regain the break. Follow this (threads) in a wild position, to a grassy rake (thread belays up and left) and an easy escape to the ridge. © ROCKFAX
FA. G Smith, T Burnell 1966

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Got some serious heeby jeebies on the traverse
jwhereat - AltLd - 31/May/14

peterwisaac - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Only first 2 pithces. Finished up Thorn; too hot, too overgrown and too scared!
tmawer - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Bram

BTphonehome - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Tony

First and third - got a little bit lost on the second pitch. Could have done with some secateurs!
Hardcore Pat - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Chris Vanderz

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/May/13

The last pitch currently involves climbing through horrendous thorn bushes so beware!
Pete Ogden - AltLd - Jul/12 with Pete Brown

Split 1st pitch into 2. I led P2 & P4, Awesome route, each pitch gets harder & more exposed.
marcoleptic - AltLd O/S - 28/Mar/12 with Alan

Tony Kartawick - 2012

excellent, John led the first pitch, i led the 2nd, but then we abseiled off, John the led both pitches of The Thorn and I then led the last pitch to finish the route which made an excellent combination.
Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 21/May/11 with john Bramwell

GF - AltLd - 02/Apr/11

saul cashmore - 2011

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/10

Lead both 5a pitches as John got cut to peices on the overgrown thorn bushes at the start of the last pitch,which are not as overgrown now!The last pitch is what the climb is all about, don't miss it.But do everyone a favour and take your pruning shears just for that one bush.Fantastic route.
Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with john d

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Lead P2, exited up the thorn, P3 looked to be partially blocked by tree growth.
Sankey - 23/Aug/09 with Andy and Paul

finished up Thorn.
andyebbens - AltLd - 23/Aug/09 with steve and paul

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09

will6459 - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/09 with Andy Hext

gazfellows - AltLd - 18/Apr/09

gazfellows - AltLd - 18/Apr/09 with shaun d

best HVS I have done yet
juza - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with Dan Brown

danm - AltLd - 20/Sep/08 with Sion

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/07

Chesh - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with Paul Lestor

Stig - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/05 with Jonathan Teale

tuftynick - Lead - 2000

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/98 with Richard Bower

Marti999 - Lead O/S - Jun/97 with larry

Brian Rodgers - AltLd O/S - 1996 with Dave Oldacres

AlanLittle - Lead - 1996 with Robert Clark

nai - Lead - 1993

tlr - AltLd - 13/Sep/91 with Pom

Finished up Thorn
Ena - Lead O/S - Apr/91 with Martin Trouse

mark-abz - Lead - 02/Sep/90 with Simon K

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 17/Jul/86

malc - AltLd - 28/Apr/84 with T Grey

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 09/Feb/84 with Hugh Stuart

Hidden - AltLd - 10/Mar/83

charlesmfrench - Lead - 23/Jan/83 with Nick

Gezzer - 1983 with Derek Shaw

David Smith - AltLd - 1981 with Dave Booth

Sean Kelly - 1980

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/79

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/79

neilh - 2nd - 1979

Hidden - AltLd - Nov/75

mikej - Lead - 12/Mar/72 with E

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 06/Nov/71 with Bob Knapton

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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 52 (26.9%)
Followed2 of 52 (3.8%)
Alt Leads28 of 52 (53.8%)
Unknown8 of 52 (15.4%)

'Climbed'36 of 52 (69.2%)
clean O/S15 of 52 (28.8%)
dnf1 of 52 (1.9%)