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Silicon** HS 4b

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24m. Worth seeking out. Climb up and right to enter the right-hand of the parallel cracks. Finish up this by sustained climbing. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Read, Ron¤ Leeming, D Carnell, P Brown, S Hunt 1956
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This climb is in 142 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

done as a warmup, felt a bit sandbaggy at HS. very nice route though! unfortunately got rained off, good thing the jams at the top are all sinkers.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/14 with Robby

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Apr/14

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/14 with Roger

Roget - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/14 with robin

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Thea, Helen L

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13

slacky - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Ben

duzinga - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Omer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/13

Derek Furze - 02/Jun/13

A little grassy to start with, but then all becomes clear with nice but sustained climbing through the groove! Nice route!
gazfellows - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Billy

madasten - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Gaz

Awkward but great climbing - do it on a warm sunny day.
odox - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Sam Webb

tough move to reach the security of the crack, what a view from the top!
Dave Pen - Lead - 2013

Colin Scotchford - Lead - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/12

Steve backed off so I led it all
Marq - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Steve Mount

ChadM - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/12

ChadM - 2nd dog - 16/Sep/12

Hannes B - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Bella

Great climb. Middle section quite tough.
Julian Lane - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Mynydd James

Hoyes - 2nd rpt - 18/Aug/12 with Julian L

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 11/Aug/12 with Emma Hawkins

Started up the flake and traversed right. Some hard moves to get established on the ledge higher up and a long stretch left to gain jugs on the final headwall. Harder than the last time I did it!
Pete Nugent - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Will Taylor (LC&CC), Rod Campbell

MDowson - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/12 with sam webb

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - 02/Oct/11

MD - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Mark H

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/11

Compo - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/11 with Will

Batt - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/11 with James Hoyes

Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/11 with Rachel B

Not easy for a warm up climb! Fortunately Brian found it hard too
climbingxcat - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Brian

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 25/May/11 with Dom

ben47h - Lead rpt - 17/May/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10

Kirill - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Gerard Thornley

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/10

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/10 with Helen Odwell

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

Bex_M - Lead - 23/May/10 with Duncan Dunbar

zombie_pat - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Pete

Great climbing for HS! Loved it..again!
richardhopton - Lead rpt - 11/Apr/10 with Olga Leszynska

GF - 2010

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Barry D - 2nd - 22/Aug/09 with Mel

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09

Really pleasant climbing, maybe a bit tough at the grade, but not 4c. Good gear all the way.
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/09 with Mark

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/09

An excellent route, easier than it looks. High in the grade, but neither VS nor 4c!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Carmen

porridgefan - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Niall Francis

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09

mic_b - Lead - 26/Jun/09 with mrsbate

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/09

Hidden - Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/09

Mike Bayley - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Martin Stevens

Ant Man Bee - 2nd - 10/May/09 with Alex Cowan

Good lead for Michelle. With Giles
LittleJoe - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Michelle

Michelle_250 - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Joe and Giles

igneouscarl - 2nd - 05/Apr/09 with Tom Stahl

Giles-Caradog - 2nd - Apr/09

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Alan

Really nice climb, and in sunshine for once! Moved confidently up the initial bit, moved up and right which felt quite sustained, then moved out left slightly - probably off route - realised I was supposed to be out right, moved out and up the slanting roof into the rest at the top where the twin cracks are. Took a rest and worked my way up the beautiful crack with jams. Lovely and spectacular situation with the sun! Abbed off the front.
Reaver2k - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Tom Dixon

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

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/08

Alfredo - 2nd - Aug/08 with Ben H

b.hayley - AltLd - Aug/08

AndyM-LVB - 2nd β - 13/Jul/08 with Richard Hopton

pull blue rope first
richardhopton - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/08 with AndyM-LVB

Bit harder than HS 4b we thought!
JohnHutch - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with L

Enjoyable climb with one or two thoughtful moments. My main worry was that I was off-line. Drawing in "Northern Lime" shows traverse too early. Description is more accurate - step to left is by niche, not below left slanting crack line. good pro where needed
climbingrev - Lead O/S - 15/May/08

DannyK - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Katie

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/08 with Stee

BigToe - 2nd - 02/Mar/08 with Whealiebob

AndrewJenkins - 2008

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 04/Nov/07 with Andy Hansler

Nice route but a bit more sustained and thought provoking on route than the grade would suggest.
PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/07 with Steve Culverhouse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 04/Aug/07

spacey - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with jo macey

Luke Kelly - Lead O/S - 02/May/07 with Mark Duggan

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 02/May/07 with Luke Kelly

jossa - 2nd - May/07 with Moley

Sankey - Lead - 06/Apr/07 with Andy E

keith leonard - Lead - 2007

Cameron13 - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/06 with jules

Hidden - Lead - 21/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/06

Alfredo - Lead - 2006 with Tim

Paul Leader - 2nd β - 26/Jun/05 with Bowline

David Martin - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/05 with DrGav

Wayne S - 2005

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/03 with Erwin Bottomley

cem - Lead rpt - 05/Jul/03 with Rod Strachan

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/03

Different Steve - 2nd rpt - 2003 with Carol Fowles

Hidden - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/02

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 2002 with Trev Tatler

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 2002 with wayne

sdht - 2002

antclark6381 - Lead - 01/Oct/00

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 2000 with Martin Hore

cem - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/99 with John Smith

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/99

chris wyatt - 1999 with Tom sherlock

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/98

stokienomad - Lead - 01/Jul/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/98

Iain Thow - Lead - 08/May/98 with Roger Hardon

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 11/Aug/96 with Laurie Smith

DerwentDiluted - Lead - Aug/96 with Matt Hawley

brady - AltLd O/S - 30/May/96 with John Cameron

ColinD - Lead - 08/Apr/95

nickcanute - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/94

Backinthegame - 2nd - 19/Mar/94

leathers - Lead - 27/Jun/93 with Charlotte Evans

babymoac - Lead - 15/Dec/92 with James Crampton

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/92

nai - Lead - 1992

Hidden - 1992

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 1992 with Banjo

SimonN - Lead - 30/Jun/91

Why is this not given VS 4c?
Rog Wilko - Lead - Mar/90 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jul/87

neilh - 2nd - 02/Jun/85 with dave croker

andy gittins - 1985

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 20/Oct/78 with Andy Bond, Neil Williams

rogerskews - AltLd - 1978 with Martin Coward

Nigel Bond - Lead - 13/Sep/75 with Ben Foord

Andy Say - 2nd - 1974

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Voting
Total votes cast 97
hard VS0 of 34
VS1 of 34
easy VS14 of 34
hard HS11 of 34
HS6 of 34
easy HS2 of 34
hard S0 of 34
S0 of 34
easy S0 of 34
hard 4c0 of 33
4c0 of 33
easy 4c12 of 33
hard 4b12 of 33
4b8 of 33
easy 4b0 of 33
hard 4a0 of 33
4a1 of 33
easy 4a0 of 33
3 Stars5 of 30
2 Stars20 of 30
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Style of ascent

Lead85 of 142 (59.9%)
Followed42 of 142 (29.6%)
Alt Leads4 of 142 (2.8%)
Unknown11 of 142 (7.7%)

'Climbed'59 of 142 (41.5%)
clean O/S66 of 142 (46.5%)
clean β2 of 142 (1.4%)
clean rpt11 of 142 (7.7%)
dogged2 of 142 (1.4%)
dnf2 of 142 (1.4%)