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Cucumber Groove* VS 4b

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28m. A fine line though it is pretty slippery. Climb the well-defined groove throughout; good gear available, though the upper section is quite sustained. © ROCKFAX
FA. Steve Read, Steve Hunt 1958
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This climb is in 130 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

andyclimber - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/14

Andy lead.
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 17/Jul/14 with Andy P, Ian S

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/14 with Dr Julie

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Jun/14

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/14 with Arul

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14 with Emma Hawkins

Alkis - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/14 with Alexander Ried

going directly up is definitely the way forward, the traverse to the left I did on lead last time was not fun
GermanAlex - 2nd - 06/Jun/14 with Alkis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/May/14

After a whole day of on-off rain we took our chances, and the route was bone dry! A little bit dirty, but nothing too tragic.
GermanAlex - Lead O/S - 11/May/14 with Robby

Despite the hottest day of this year, rock was still damp/wet and greasy in places in the evening.
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/13 with Brian Q

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13

cem - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/13 with Dan Zhou, Peter Murphy

petegruf - 2nd - 14/Jul/13 with dan z, charles m

mapperley samurai - 2nd - 11/Jul/13 with Michael H

Started off intending to do the right hand variation, but didn't like the look of it when i got up to it!
Michael-H - Lead - 11/Jul/13 with mapperley samurai

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 10/Jul/13

cem - 2nd rpt - 15/Jun/13 with EeFu Thong

EeFu - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/13 with Charles Moreton

Lovely route! gave the cucumber a big hug
Dave Pen - Lead - 2013

Double Knee Bar - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/12

helios - 2nd - 16/Aug/12 with Katy Coutts

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/12

Lukem6 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/12 with Jenny Monkey

Hidden - TR β - 01/Jul/12

Jenny Monkey - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/12 with cheque, Luke Mansfield

Oceanic - 27/May/12

Best route of the day. Again, a couple of tricky sections (fairly sustained all the away up) but good gear - very enjoyable...
charley - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with Steve Fletcher

chumleywarner - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Charley Fell

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

daveclarke5 - Lead - 23/Oct/11 with Andy

Very nice climbing, despite the polish.
slacky - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Chris Saunders

Climbing with DMC (Mike Dowsett & Pete?). Climbed at Willersly crag xxx VS/MVS 4b - Mike lead the route and Pete seconded, I climbed top roped - belayed by Mike and got upto the cave and out - once out I got stuck and my fingers were getting cold and numb and it was starting to rain and get dark so I lowered off from just above the cave. First climb on limestone.
csh.1000 - TR dnf - 07/Sep/11 with Mike

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/11

Set up the bottom-rope for the others, including Stu and Matt.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Anni, Lee P

Great route, worn but not particularly polished
Andy Chubb - Lead - 10/Jul/11 with Steve Goodman

MD - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Dangerous Dave, Holly

eduardo - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Roger F

ash longreach - Lead - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10

felt much harder than it should due to polish and seepage. sustained after block/overhang
monkey1 - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10

Seymore Butt - 2010

mic_b - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with mrsbate

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/09

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/Jun/09

Ian Broome - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Bob

Pilch - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/08 with Pilch

djp1 - 2nd - 16/Jul/08 with Greg

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 19/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - 19/May/08

Bluekowari - Lead O/S - 09/May/08 with MT

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

AntiGrav - Lead - 2008

aulda - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/07 with Kulbir

Oceanic - 2nd - Jul/07

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/07

malc - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/07 with Nick

One brief rest at the bulge, but loved every second of this route! (And nowhere near as polished as the description makes it sound)
Whealiebob - Lead dog - 09/Apr/07 with Terry

cem - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/06 with Sally Dipple

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd β - 25/Jul/06

Milne - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/06 with Ned

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Jul/06

mol - Lead - 09/Jun/06 with Dave

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Apr/06

With Chris Moorcroft
doughobbs - 2nd - 2006 with Chris Moorcroft

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 07/Sep/05

CrashMat Rob - Lead - 27/Jul/05 with Nicky

Dave Mason - 2nd O/S - May/04 with Trev Tatler

Alfredo - Lead - Aug/03

nickdonohue - 2nd - 31/May/03 with Jim Barradale, Kath Donohue

unfit - 26/Jul/02 with beth and graham

Dave Bond - Lead O/S - 2002 with Adrian Whitehall

nickdonohue - 2nd - 2002 with Mark McCarthy

buxtoncoffeelover - Lead - Jun/00

philb - 2nd - 2000

EagerAndy - 2000

Rich Malcolm - Lead rpt - 08/Aug/98 with Ellen French

Reds - Lead O/S - 01/May/98 with Sezer

Roget - 2nd O/S - 1998 with jim

Rich Malcolm - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/97 with Ellen French

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/97

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 20/Jul/96 with Rachel Nicolson

five - Lead O/S - May/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/95

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/95

nai - Lead - 1995

Phil1967 - Lead - 23/Sep/94 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/94

Hidden - 2nd - Jul/94

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1994

Iain Thow - Lead - 21/Aug/93 with Rob Ivens

Backinthegame - Lead - Jun/93 with Mark Atkinson

nickcanute - Lead - 1993

Roget - Solo rpt - 12/Jul/92

Budge - Lead O/S - May/92 with Brian Ottewell

marcoleptic - 2nd - 1992 with Moley

Gordon Stainforth - Lead - 16/Jun/91 with Rene--

malc - 2nd - 02/Jun/91

Hidden - Solo - 23/Jun/90

Hidden - 1990

Nick Rundall - Lead O/S - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 17/Apr/84

Ian Clare - 1984

babymoac - 2nd - 24/Sep/83 with MTW

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/83 with Alfreton MC

Hidden - Lead - 17/Oct/82

pebblespanker - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/82 with Bob Hassall, Pete Carter

Ian Clare - 1981

Nigel Bond - Lead - 01/May/76 with Pete

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/76

Falko - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/76 with Alan Taylor

Hidden - Lead - 02/Nov/75

mikej - Lead - 28/Aug/74 with E

bob@daysmill - Lead β - 1973

rogerskews - AltLd - 1973 with CMC Members

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 1973

Rog Wilko - Lead - Jul/72 with Debbie Wilkinson

tapley - 2nd - 01/Jan/72 with Dave Hearnshaw

Dave Musgrove - 23/Oct/71

Hidden - Lead - 1969

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Voting
Total votes cast 82
hard HVS0 of 29
HVS0 of 29
easy HVS0 of 29
hard VS6 of 29
VS21 of 29
easy VS2 of 29
hard HS0 of 29
HS0 of 29
easy HS0 of 29
hard 4c0 of 28
4c1 of 28
easy 4c17 of 28
hard 4b6 of 28
4b4 of 28
easy 4b0 of 28
hard 4a0 of 28
4a0 of 28
easy 4a0 of 28
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 130 (2.3%)
Lead71 of 130 (54.6%)
Followed44 of 130 (33.8%)
Toproped2 of 130 (1.5%)
Alt Leads2 of 130 (1.5%)
Unknown8 of 130 (6.2%)

'Climbed'61 of 130 (46.9%)
clean O/S53 of 130 (40.8%)
clean β3 of 130 (2.3%)
clean rpt11 of 130 (8.5%)
dogged1 of 130 (0.8%)
dnf1 of 130 (0.8%)