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Central Wall*** VS 4b

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24m. An amenable classic taking a good line up the smooth-looking wall on the right-hand side of the cliff. Scramble up ledges to a fat peg belay below the wall. Follow the diagonal break that runs leftwards across the wall, passing between some much blanker terrain. Low in the grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. D.Burgess 1966

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, Peak Rock/10/White Life.

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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

The Climbing quality improved with height.
sting - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with kwaidy

kwaidy - 2nd - 20/Jul/14 with sting

tomboyle - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14 with mark boden

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Graeme Hammond

Extremely interesting approach with rotting ropes, very much one slip and you're gone, thankfully the ground was dry. Bit on edge climb but good to finally climb this.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Becky E

mike mo - 2014

muppett - 2014

bullybones - 2nd - 19/Feb/13 with Neil

giles eperon - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with felicity eperon

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

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

Cold and a bit damp.
cem - 2nd - 22/Jan/12 with Graham Dolman

climbingxcat - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Brian

MD - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Ed

Chris_barr - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/11 with James

Brannock - 2nd β - 20/Mar/11

feilx - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Heather

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with Duncan Dunbar

JEP - Lead - 28/Jun/10 with Kirstin

szelest - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/10

rikbattye - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/10

Brannock - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Annette

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/10

"Unique" approach to the start of the route. Unfortunately I found the route to be of quite poor quality, a lot of time is spent trying not to stand on soil. Abbed from Ivy gash. Would not recommend
Jim Walton - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/10 with Dan Matthewman

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

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Ken Taylor - 2010

neilh - 2010

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Oct/09

gazfellows - Lead - 22/Apr/09 with shaun d

gazfellows - Lead - 22/Apr/09 with shaun d

the approach to the starting peg is a bloody death trap, very serious after a little rain. apart from slightly wet dirty pockets, superb climbing and gear, almost worth the approach "scramble"!
Milne - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09 with Steve poole

Stig - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/08 with Charlie Reade-Jahn

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/08

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/08 with Alan

With rucksack on - didn't fancy the approach again to collect out kit!
LittleJoe - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/08 with Garry

dts - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Andy Taylor

Hidden - Aug/07

colin milton - Lead - 06/Jun/07 with pep

intresting 'garden path' to the start! god only knows what sort of gardens the people who wrote the guide books have.
EdShep - 2nd O/S - 17/May/07 with Pilch

A lot of messing about to find start, fell in brambles. Pretty straightforwad, lots of threads, but not enough slings, abbed of belay for the Thorn
Pilch - Lead O/S - 12/May/07 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/06

Gustav - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Neil

Gustav - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with Neil

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/05

Hidden - Lead - 02/Apr/05

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/05 with Erwin Bottomley

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 2000 with Mel

Rich Malcolm - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/99 with Chris Clark

stokienomad - AltLd - 10/Aug/98

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/98 with Nicky

Stoney Boy - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/98 with Duncan Cundy

Hidden - Lead - 17/Feb/98

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - 06/Apr/97 with Richard Bower

EddieA - 2nd - 06/May/96 with Chris

Hidden - Lead - 10/Dec/95

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/93

andrew300169 - 2nd - 30/May/93

Backinthegame - Lead - 06/Mar/93 with Andrew Hall

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 31/May/92 with Ernie Horrocks

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 04/May/92

Mark Kemball - Lead - 17/Apr/92 with Alison Dorey

Ena - Lead O/S - Jan/92 with Gavin

whispering nic - Lead O/S - 1992 with Graham Iles

tlr - Lead - 17/Nov/91 with Fin

Roget - Solo O/S - 21/Jun/91

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

Hidden - Solo - 13/May/90

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1990

Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/89 with Debbie Wilkinson

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/88 with Claire Redman

Mike? 87?
Gary Coggon - AltLd O/S - 1987 with Mike Block

Hidden - 2nd - 1986

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Sep/85

Hidden - Solo - 07/May/85

shark - Lead O/S - 04/May/85 with Karl Telfer

Hidden - Lead - 19/Apr/85

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - Feb/85

Ian Clare - 1985

scree - Oct/84

malc - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/84

Hidden - Lead - 15/Sep/82

Gezzer - 1982 with Derek Shaw

Tom V - 2nd - Aug/81 with Ian Hirst

babymoac - 2nd - 25/Jul/81 with MTW

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - Lead - Dec/79

Hidden - AltLd - 13/May/79

rogerskews - AltLd - 1976 with Martin Coward

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 27/Apr/74

Nigel Bond - Lead - 27/Apr/74 with Ben Foord

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1974 with Chris Creswick

mikej - Lead - 30/Sep/72 with E

first done with john swift
David Smith - 1970

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 13/Oct/68 with Bob Knapton

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Voting
Total votes cast 56
hard HVS0 of 19
HVS0 of 19
easy HVS0 of 19
hard VS1 of 19
VS17 of 19
easy VS1 of 19
hard HS0 of 19
HS0 of 19
easy HS0 of 19
hard 4c0 of 19
4c1 of 19
easy 4c2 of 19
hard 4b3 of 19
4b13 of 19
easy 4b0 of 19
hard 4a0 of 19
4a0 of 19
easy 4a0 of 19
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 100 (3.0%)
Lead52 of 100 (52.0%)
Followed27 of 100 (27.0%)
Alt Leads8 of 100 (8.0%)
Unknown10 of 100 (10.0%)

'Climbed'50 of 100 (50.0%)
clean O/S49 of 100 (49.0%)
clean β1 of 100 (1.0%)