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Sycamore Flake* VS 4c

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55m, 2 pitches. A good 1st pitch is spoilt by the grotty finish to the 2nd one. 1) 4c, 20m. Swarm up onto the flake containing the large tree. Continue up and left, mantelshelf into the cracks then up these to reach a small but good stance below the notch in the roof. 2) 4c, 35m. Climb the chimney and groove above then traverse off right over grass and grot to a finish up Babylon's top groove. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Read, Hank Harrison 1959

Ticklists: Peak Rock/7/8/Biven-Peck Partnership/1950's a Developing Decade.

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DannyH001 - 2nd - 03/Sep/14

1 pitch. Had a bit of an epic. Very vegetated, started raining quite heavily half way up, slipped on wet holds passing the prow. As to be expected rope drag got ridiculous, dragged myself along the traverse to reach a tree about 3m away from the top. Everything was dripping wet and slippery as, made a belay on the tree and some ornamental pieces of gear, lowered second down and abbed off the apparently solid tree. Would not recommend; certainly the worst VS I've done here so far.
GermanAlex - Lead dnf - 14/Aug/14 with Arno

Lead P1. Wouldn't describe it as clasic. The top is like the hanging gardens..
mapperley samurai - AltLd O/S - 18/Jun/14 with David Alcock

2nd pitch. Thoughtful choss.
davidalcock - AltLd - 18/Jun/14 with mapperley samurai

I had to second the 2nd pitch the next morning as it turned dark and my head torch got knocked off at the tight 2nd pitch belay!!
Jones_d - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Gregg Jennings

ejected - 2013

P1: Green and damp. Some interesting climbing. P2/3: Good climbing esp. start of P2, some loose rock. Top involved holding onto ivy to finish. Good route (poss. spicy for a VS leader) could do with more traffic/a clean up.
Alex.M-M. - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12

Finished direct. Good and sustained route.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 05/Aug/10 with Brian Q

five - AltLd - 11/Jul/10 with AV

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

lead in one long pitch and continued up the groove, rather than traverse of right -this was more exciting than i expected and hard for 4c
Pilch - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09 with Ed

Adam1973 - AltLd O/S - 11/Jul/09 with Alex

HamishD - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/09 with Ramsay Dunn

joese7en - Lead O/S - 2009

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

AntiGrav - Lead - 2008

Pleasant up until the choss. Just abseil from the treadthrough and ignore the top.
sparkass - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Jen Randall

To be strictly correct, I lead the horrible vegetated top out, nice one Tom!
Sankey - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 05/Jul/06

Alfredo - Lead - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/03

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 2003 with Trev Tatler

cem - 2nd - 12/Aug/00 with Graham Dolman

philb - 2nd - Aug/00

philb - 2nd - Aug/00

EagerAndy - 2000

Iain Thow - Lead - 23/May/99 with Dave Bradshaw

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1998 with jim

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Aug/97

Hidden - AltLd - 23/Oct/96

Led 1st pitch
Le Chevalier Mal Fet - AltLd - Jun/96 with Richard Bower

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 16/Jul/95

Hidden - AltLd - 18/Jun/94

malc - AltLd - 31/Aug/92

Roget - Solo rpt - 12/Jul/92

Hidden - Lead - 20/May/92

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 1992 with Moley

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 10/May/91 with Jonathan Wickens, Jez

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jun/90

Hidden - 1990

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/87

pebblespanker - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/86 with Pete Carter

Ian Clare - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/83

John Brayshaw - AltLd O/S - 01/Sep/82 with Alfreton MC

Ken Taylor - Lead - 20/Feb/82

Ian Clare - 1981

Mike C - AltLd - 05/Oct/80 with Brian Wilderspin

babymoac - 2nd - 30/May/80 with MTW

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/78

tapley - Lead - 23/Jul/77 with Alison Tapley

Nigel Bond - Lead - 24/Jul/76 with Andy Brown

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/76 with Debbie Wilkinson

Mike Owen - Nov/75 with John Roberts

Hidden - AltLd - 26/Oct/75

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1974

mikej - Lead - 22/Jul/73 with E

rogerskews - AltLd - 1973 with CMC Members

Dave Musgrove - 05/Oct/69

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 11/Mar/69

Hidden - Lead - 1969

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Style of ascent

Soloed2 of 65 (3.1%)
Lead27 of 65 (41.5%)
Followed10 of 65 (15.4%)
Alt Leads18 of 65 (27.7%)
Unknown8 of 65 (12.3%)

'Climbed'43 of 65 (66.2%)
clean O/S19 of 65 (29.2%)
clean β1 of 65 (1.5%)
clean rpt1 of 65 (1.5%)
dnf1 of 65 (1.5%)