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Guillotine* VS 4c

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40m. Climb the steep slanting crack in the left wall of the slabby groove (knobbly!!) then where it ends step left into the continuation groove. Up this until Guts Ache can be joined. © ROCKFAX
Climb the steep slanting crack in the left wall of the slabby groove (knobbly!!) then where it ends step left into the continuation groove. Up this until Guts Ache can be joined. Note that the line for this route marked on the topo in Peak Limestone Rockfax is actually that of Chopping Block (E2)- follow the left hand crack then move left again (don't know why they got this wrong, it was marked ok in the Limestone South 1987 guide)
FA. Jack Street, Bruce Andrews late 1960s 1967
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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - AltLd - 08/Aug/13

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Igor Gotlibovych

ig248 - Lead - 15/Jun/13 with Kirill

ejected - 2013

jwhereat - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12

A real sand bag at VS!
Hoyes - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Julian L, Rachel B

Pretty tough, esp the initial crack. New guide has it at HVS 5a, which is fair.
Julian Lane - 2nd dog - 11/Aug/12 with Mynydd Rach, Mynydd James

Nails at VS! Half way up got told it was HVS in the new guide, that'll be why then. Even worse with grubby crux. Would be excellent if cleaner but still worth it.
Batt - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Jules, James Hoyes

Hidden - Lead dog - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd dog - 25/Jul/12

davewsargent - Lead O/S - May/12

Nice route apart from one muddy jamming crack! Awkward in places with high feet on little holds.
wishicud climbHVS - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Big Fat Dan

Never, ever, ever doing this in warm and humid conditions ever again. Ever! The jamming crack was green, slimy and wet, making the bottom section very awkward and strenuous. My hands and my gear were coming out black/green!
Alkis - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Chris Aslin

Sopping wet in the jamming crack! Really hard, probably more like HVS even if it was in condition.
eduardo - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Roger F

Thought I climbed Guts Ache Groove, but it looks like this is the route I climbed. The top-out to the path was vegetated, muddy and horrendous. Worth taking a tat and abseil off a tree.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Lesley, Martin L, Luke A, Ed P, Lee P

Hidden - TR O/S - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 29/May/11

nickcanute - 2011

dangerousoldfool - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Mike O

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Graeme

nice, seriously hard work in the steep section where the crack was expectantly quite wet :o
Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Jim

migs493 - 2nd β - 15/Apr/10 with LO

alasdair19 - 2010

in borrowed boots and wrok clothes
Budge - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/09 with Carl Tiivas, Mike Oates

Oceanic - 15/Sep/09

Brian Rodgers - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

BallsofBritishSteel - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Sailor Pete

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Sep/06

Tough!
cem - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Sally Dipple

horrible -crcks full of dirt/sand
colin milton - 2nd - 19/Jul/06 with pep

LoopyLou - Lead O/S - 2005 with Helen Lear

Budge - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/04 with Carl Tiivas

unfit - 26/Jul/02 with beth and graham

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Aug/99

Thought this routeb was woprth HVS 5a.
Rog Wilko - 2nd - Jun/93 with Tony Tokarski

Budge - 2nd O/S - 1992 with Brian Ottewell

marcoleptic - Lead O/S - 1992 with Moley

Hidden - 1990

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Apr/86

tapley - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/85 with Chris Fitzhugh

Ian Clare - 1984

RichardMc - Lead - 07/Aug/83

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/82 with Alfreton MC

Ian Clare - 1981

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/77

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Total votes cast 45
hard HVS0 of 15
HVS0 of 15
easy HVS10 of 15
hard VS4 of 15
VS1 of 15
easy VS0 of 15
hard HS0 of 15
HS0 of 15
easy HS0 of 15
hard 5a0 of 15
5a0 of 15
easy 5a10 of 15
hard 4c5 of 15
4c0 of 15
easy 4c0 of 15
hard 4b0 of 15
4b0 of 15
easy 4b0 of 15
3 Stars1 of 15
2 Stars3 of 15
1 Star4 of 15
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Style of ascent

Lead22 of 52 (42.3%)
Followed17 of 52 (32.7%)
Toproped2 of 52 (3.8%)
Alt Leads3 of 52 (5.8%)
Unknown8 of 52 (15.4%)

'Climbed'19 of 52 (36.5%)
clean O/S28 of 52 (53.8%)
clean β1 of 52 (1.9%)
clean rpt1 of 52 (1.9%)
dogged3 of 52 (5.8%)