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Sickle* HVS 5b

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[Wendy on The Sickle (HVS 5B), 3 kb]A good route, but hard for the grade. 1) 5a, 20m. Start either side of the large flake. From the top of the flake climb the left wall via a thin crack, pass a ledge and head back right to a sloping stance. 2) 5b, 18m. Move left (tricky) to gain a groove. Climb this leftwards to the overhang which is passed on the left. Easier ground leads to a belay in the small square corner. 3) 4c, 18m. Trend leftwards across slabs crossing the gully and climbing a short steep crack to reach a stance on Nea. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 159 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Ld P2. Really good. Faffed on P2, it's all there and enough gear.
jezb1 - AltLd - 21/Apr/14

Lead first pitch - Tackled the big flake on the left (there's an absolutely lovely fist jam halfway up). Lovely section from the top of the flake to the belay. Abbed off from top of 5b Pitch. Nice route but it's no Brant!
highclimber - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Jez

oliverpcain - Lead O/S - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Si - 2014

Enjoyable route. Led p2. Adequately protected with a couple of exciting moves. Abbed off the in-situ tat rather than cross the vegetation to the traditional finish on Nea.
Pete_Frost - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Kin Choi

jon22 - AltLd - 26/Aug/13 with manxclare

manxclare - AltLd - 24/Aug/13 with jon22

Good route. Second pitch was a bit wet but is was ok.
PaulTanton - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Ken McBride

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Jul/13

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

Dan724 - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/13 with Huw

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Pitches 1 and 2, abb'ed off tat. Good value for the grade.
Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 01/May/13

wynaptomos - AltLd O/S - May/13

DubyaJamesDubya - 2013

Hidden - AltLd - 2013

martrin - Lead - 07/Sep/12 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/12

lead second pitch, quite scary
henry francis - AltLd O/S - 28/May/12 with bed ay

clean lead on the 1st pitch one fall one rest on second, on the second pitch
bede.west - AltLd dog - 28/May/12 with Henry Francis

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/12

Hidden - 2012

P1+2, pretty sketchy in the wet on p2!
david morse - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/11 with josh

sam820 - 2nd - 14/Aug/11 with Terry

Hidden - Lead rpt - 14/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/11

Lawrie Brand - AltLd O/S - 14/Jul/11 with Matt Etheridge, Neil Phillips

Upto the second bunch of tat.
mynyddresident - 2nd - 13/Jul/11 with Dan ukc

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/11

brockers - AltLd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Maggie Bass

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/11

Led P1 and Ben led the wet P2, good effort man. Contrasting pitches but pleasantly so, get your thug on for the start of P1.
Noodles - AltLd O/S - 25/May/11 with Ben Reinsch

Definitely more hardcore today as the second pitch was pretty wet!!
Bennykr - AltLd rpt - 25/May/11 with Noodles

Led p2
cem - AltLd rpt - 22/Apr/11 with Dave Amos

Blurgy319 - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Mark Freestone

Led 2nd pitch. Got all out of shape on the low traverse then got across the high traverse.
HIGHTOWER - AltLd - 21/Apr/11 with Mark Amyes, Pete Staves

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11

will6459 - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

centurion05 - 2011

alasdair19 - 2011

edpd1b - 2nd - 24/Aug/10 with Kelly Hillyer

crag_monster - AltLd - 16/Aug/10 with John Vincent, murphydave

crag_monster - Lead - Aug/10 with murphydave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/May/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/May/10

Went wrong way at the top of the flake
ian d f - Lead dnf - 15/May/10 with Robert King

JulesV - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Shauna Cunningham

Diggler - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Calder

Shauna - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Jules

Calder - 2nd - 17/Apr/10 with Mark

adam coxsell - 2nd - 07/Mar/10 with Harry

Dave Rumney - Lead - 07/Mar/10 with Tanya Milner

Led P1
Harry Thorpe - AltLd O/S - 07/Mar/10 with Cocky

Hidden - 2010

hetaher - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09 with Mike H

brian watson - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/09 with scott titt

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/09

top section was soaking and slipery which made for a precarious finish however the rest of the rote was great
RobRock84 - 2nd O/S - 07/Aug/09 with Adam Bevan

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/09

frost - AltLd - 12/May/09 with D Almond

Dave Almond - AltLd - 12/May/09 with Simon Frost

Led P2, which was quite exciting. First 5b lead :) P1 certainly had it's moments too, what with the man-eating wide crack and the scary thin crack.
victim of mathematics - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Brian

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/09

Bennykr - AltLd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Matt

Seymore Butt - 2009

joese7en - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/08

mjeffery - AltLd O/S - 11/Jun/08

HughM - 2nd O/S - May/08 with David Barlow

Matt Vigg - 2008

barni - Lead O/S - 2008 with Chris Forest

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Hidden - 2008

Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/07 with Bridget

the juicy dangler - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with carlene hill

Carly - AltLd O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Richard

sammoore - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Will Sutcliffe

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/07

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jun/07

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/07

ritchierich - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Bob Dickson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/07

RachubAndy - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/07 with Dan

tumbling wizard - Lead - Mar/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/06

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/06

Climbed as part of Plas y brenin "touching stone" week.
Hartley - 2nd - 05/May/06 with nick chapman, neil j

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Hidden - 2006

rob.grafton - AltLd - 2006 with Bruce

shoulders - Lead - 16/Jul/05 with dai

a_radiohead_fan - 2005

1,3
lithos - AltLd - Jul/04

I led both pitches. A fine route, and one of the harder HVS for me.
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 02/May/04 with Steve M

SteveM - AltLd - 01/May/04 with AS

rapidrich - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Aug/03

The Bad Cough - 2nd O/S - 12/May/02 with Christian Minett

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/02

Led p2
cem - AltLd O/S - 29/Jul/01 with Miles Butteriss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/99

Hidden - Lead - 1999

BenTiffin - AltLd - 21/Sep/98 with John Wheeler

NeilGriffiths - AltLd - 09/May/98 with Paul Tucker

craig h - AltLd O/S - 22/Mar/98 with Janet Hannah

Ched - Lead O/S - 1998 with Glanfor

Hidden - Lead - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/96

Hidden - AltLd - 05/Nov/95

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/93

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 25/May/91 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 25/May/91 with Steven Delderfield

Andy Say - Lead - 20/Apr/91

AlanLittle - AltLd - Sep/90 with Carl Blakeley

and ket
michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 07/May/90 with brian jones

NickJH - Lead - May/90 with P Carter

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - 1990

steve taylor - Lead - May/89 with mark grover

Nick Biven - Lead - 01/May/87

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/87

michael burrows - AltLd O/S - 12/Oct/86 with steve ward

Backinthegame - 2nd - Jul/86

Hidden - Lead - 1986

neilh - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/85 with simon webster

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/84

David Smith - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/84 with Andrew (Pog) Horn

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - AltLd - 1984 with Andy Heald

nigehughes - Lead - Aug/83 with John Horn

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 06/Apr/82 with Jerry Handren

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 20/Aug/81 with Andy Chadwick

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/81

robinsi197 - 1980 with Barbara

Hidden - 1980

I underlined the phrase 'Very Steep'in the Ron James Guidebook description to Pitch 2
Falko - AltLd O/S - 1980 with Howard Lancashire

Mark Kemball - Lead - 30/May/78 with Sarah Bridge

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 03/Jun/76

Mike Owen - 16/Apr/76 with Pete White

A Pass classic.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1976 with Chris Newton

RichardMc - Lead - 25/Aug/75 with Tony Sawyer

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Aug/75

Tom V - 1972

Tim fell off the crux pitch twice before succeeding
Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 04/Aug/70 with Tim James

mikej - Lead - 16/Jun/68 with Mike Browne

mikej - AltLd - 20/Apr/68 with Ian Clayton

mikej - AltLd - 15/Apr/67 with Geoff Williams

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Style of ascent

Lead51 of 159 (32.1%)
Followed16 of 159 (10.1%)
Alt Leads65 of 159 (40.9%)
Unknown27 of 159 (17.0%)

'Climbed'89 of 159 (56.0%)
clean O/S64 of 159 (40.3%)
clean rpt4 of 159 (2.5%)
dogged1 of 159 (0.6%)
dnf1 of 159 (0.6%)