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Anaconda** HVS 5b

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30m. A good climbs that snakes about less than you might be expecting. Bridge and jam the long groove up to the overhang then pass this with difficulty to gain the continuation corner. Continue up the crack, eventually stepping right to finish on the grassy crest. There are abseil anchors up there, honest. © ROCKFAX
FA. Roy Leeming (1pt aid) 1965

Ticklists: Peak Rock/10/White Life.

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This climb is in 35 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Probably E1 for overall experience. The tat at the top - which you need to abseil from - is sh1t & needs replacing.
wolverine - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Iain Mount

Good route, no looseness noted. Fairly solid at E1 - first crux through the overhang, second a bit higher up when you think it has eased off! Grassy on last 10m or so but just about enough rock to climb on and put gear in, still pulled on some grass though! Save a red or yellow BD cam for the best belay gear. The abseil is a the other end I the pinnacle and needs new tat - 8 foot sling or better still take 5 - 10 metres of rope. Should have thought to bring.
Misha - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Phil

E1 for sure. Big and hollow blocks on overhang but not an issue with care. Plenty of vertical grass at the top, save a few smaller cams.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with misha

Got to first overhang, everything felt pretty loose, backed off.
Brannock - Lead dnf - 04/May/14

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

Hidden - Lead - 22/May/12

great moves to get round the lip. would be close to 3* if it wasn't for the grotty finish. can't be far off E1
Alex@home - Lead O/S - 22/May/12 with The Doctor

Hidden - 2012

Got shut down big style. I'm going to be back when i've learned how to jam better. Got some nice bruises from this one.
jayrenegade - Lead dnf - 01/Aug/10 with Luke

i don't remember much beyond the maddening throb emanating from the lump on my head after having smacked into a sharp rock while attempting to swing jamie across to his gear earlier in the day. i had a go for the sake of it - to no avail. jamie wont let this one lie. we'll be back.
lukas richardo - Lead dnf - Aug/10 with jamie

Hidden - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09

Brilliant, juggy and exposed! Never desperate until you reach the grassy summit pushto find the belay tree long gone, good job I carry tat around eh! The walk in is definitely worth the hype...
porridgefan - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/09 with Niall Francis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jun/09

Should have done a warmup first - strenuous around the roof!
Different Steve - Lead dog - 30/May/09 with Steve Gray & Carol Fowles

Hidden - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Jun/08

Vegetated at top
cem - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Graham Dolman

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

nickdonohue - 2nd - Jun/04 with Jim Barradale

Different Steve - 2nd O/S - 2002 with Martin Hore

eric lead 1st pitch which i thought was hard. I lead 2nd which i thought was despearate.
colin milton - AltLd - Jul/01 with eric milton

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 17/May/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/97

Roget - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/93 with jon

Hidden - 1992

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/88

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/86

L,2.
charlesmfrench - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/85

Gezzer - Lead O/S - 1983 with Merv Dudley

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 04/Apr/82 with Charlie Leverton

mikej - 2nd - 20/May/77 with Mike Byles

Nigel Bond - Lead - 10/Jun/76 with Andy Brown

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Voting
Total votes cast 37
hard E10 of 13
E12 of 13
easy E17 of 13
hard HVS2 of 13
HVS1 of 13
easy HVS1 of 13
hard VS0 of 13
VS0 of 13
easy VS0 of 13
hard 5c0 of 13
5c0 of 13
easy 5c0 of 13
hard 5b7 of 13
5b5 of 13
easy 5b1 of 13
hard 5a0 of 13
5a0 of 13
easy 5a0 of 13
3 Stars3 of 11
2 Stars8 of 11
1 Star0 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Lead20 of 35 (57.1%)
Followed10 of 35 (28.6%)
Alt Leads3 of 35 (8.6%)
Unknown2 of 35 (5.7%)

'Climbed'11 of 35 (31.4%)
clean O/S18 of 35 (51.4%)
clean rpt1 of 35 (2.9%)
dogged2 of 35 (5.7%)
dnf3 of 35 (8.6%)