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Karwendel Wall** HVS 5b

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[Karwendel Wall, 2 kb]34m. A cruxy route with interesting moves on good rock. Follow a shallow groove past a spike to reach Kaiserbirge Wall. Follow this to a sloping ledge from where a cruxy move gains a hidden hold and a traverse-line leading rightwards to a ledge and belay. © ROCKFAX
A short but interesting wall. Start at a small spike left of Kaisergerbirge Wall. Climb the shallow groove right of the spike to join the Kaisergebirge Wall traverse. From the sloping platform climb up bearing slightly left until a difficult move right to a sharp hidden hold enables the obvious traverse line to be followed up right to easy ground. Ascend to Lords. (p 89 Llanberis Climber's Club guide 2009)
H I Banner, J O'Neil, R Beesly 02/Aug/1958

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 208 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Dizz - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/14 with David

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/14

rbruce - 2nd - 17/Jun/14 with Derek Miller

wynaptomos - Lead rpt - 03/Jun/14

khalidq - 2nd O/S - 03/Jun/14 with Dan Vajzovic

Dan Vaj - Lead - 03/Jun/14 with Khalid

andycash - 2nd dog - 29/May/14 with Ash

Ash Sayers - Lead O/S - 29/May/14

JulesV - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Ed Booth - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Fennerz, Adam Booth

Adam Booth - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Tom Fenwick, Ed Booth

fennerz - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Ed and Adam

Cruxy but alright.
shed_hed - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Dougie Swanson-Low

One hard section with good gear.
dswansonlow - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Darren McMaster

Chris Manasseh - 2nd - 15/Mar/14 with Mike Buddle

Hidden - 2014

Neil - 2nd - 2014

Si - 2014

mike mo - 2014

Lenny - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Vun

jon22 - Lead - 01/Sep/13 with manxclare, tony ball

manxclare - 2nd - 01/Sep/13 with jon22

mop449 - 2nd β - Sep/13 with Jerry Handren

Colin Scotchford - Lead - 31/Aug/13

redjerry - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Danny

Hidden - 29/Aug/13

Really good pitch of climbing. Good fun and good gear.
jezb1 - Lead - 27/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/13

metal arms - 2nd - 23/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/13

Yes I'd agree with E1
PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Ken McBride

guy757 - 01/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

One tricky section.
Duncan Campbell - UKC - 2nd - 02/May/13 with Florence the Machine

wi11 - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/13 with Gwen L

DubyaJamesDubya - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

one stiff move.
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12 with T.Ripley

Dan724 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Gareth James

Cardi - 2nd rpt - 26/Aug/12 with Dan

Excellent route. Hard for the grade (I'd give it E1), but well-protected where it needs to be. The crux is a fine but powerful (at this grade) sequence.
djones66 - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Stve mc D

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/12 with Johnny Richard

jiles - 2nd RP - 22/Jul/12 with Alex Winter

Led after Jake lowered from the crux. Nice and cruxy.
Alex Winter - Lead β - 22/Jul/12 with J. Iles-Smith

Gerallt Owain - AltLd O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Dan Jones

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 21/Jul/12

kdalzell - 2nd - 25/Jun/12 with Liam Fleming

willoates - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Iona

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 29/May/12

Hard crux!
Cardi - Lead O/S - 02/May/12 with Matt K

Hidden - 2nd O/S - May/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/12

Hidden - 2012

Felt like hard 5b
Noodles - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/11 with Andy Mcque

Tom Cox - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/11

sam820 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with Marianne

guy757 - Lead - 17/Aug/11

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

Fell off about 3m off the ground (it was drizzling), got back and reached crux then didn't commit to move. I'll have to go back and try again.
Wyn Bach - 2nd dnf - 01/Aug/11 with Ched

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 24/Jul/11 with Pete S

wynaptomos - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/11

found it scary trusting blindly placed gear when about to do the crux, luckily no need to test it!
CRiddiford - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Tom, Mike

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/11 with Caroline, Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11 with Mark Glaister

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Nick

theotherpetehill - 2nd - 03/Jun/11 with Chris Allan

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/11

benchwarmer - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Justina

marcduhig - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Andrew

al123 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11 with terry

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/11

Ceridwen - 2nd dog - 19/Apr/11 with Uber Mike

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Floris

crag_monster - Lead - Apr/11 with Dave Brown

felt quite reachy, but tom is tall so maybe its just because i tried to follow hi actions.
Alex Mason - 2nd β - Apr/11 with Tom Martin

Hidden - 2011

Rory Shaw - 2011

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

PAJames - 2011

PAJames - 2011

alasdair19 - 2011

mwatson - 2011

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Aug/10

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

DavidR - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Kevin Bowser

gforce - 2nd - 14/Aug/10 with Kath

david morse - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with andy psyche

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - 27/Jun/10 with Pete Lewis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/10

pumpy
adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10 with Kafoozalem

Hidden - Lead - 12/Jun/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/10

Dave Reeve - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/10 with Steve Hordley

tigertim - 2nd - 04/Jun/10 with Tony Payne

Ows - Lead - Jun/10

Great climbing, but due to me useing the wrong gear at the wrong time I ended up pretty run out.
HIGHTOWER - Lead O/S - 26/May/10 with Dave Gleave

run out bit in the middle freaked me out a bit. Took a couple of looks at the crux before finally committing.
bigbobbyking - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Ian Faulkner

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 15/May/10 with Robert King

Rich Kirby - 2nd O/S - 09/May/10 with Tom Briggs

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - Lead O/S - 09/May/10 with Richard Kirby

Sam W - 2nd - 03/May/10 with Richard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/10

Crux felt hard for 5b.
Si dH - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Robin Macintosh

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Sgt. Vest - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/10 with pete topham

Brilliant Route!
JCB42 - Lead O/S - 07/Mar/10 with andy cooper

mr mills - 2010 with paul simkiss

Hidden - 2010

Speeddemonsi - Lead O/S - 2010

centurion05 - 2010

DuckingFesperate - Lead - 2010

centurion05 - 2010

Hidden - 2010

soph - 2010

Dave Rumney - Lead - 18/Oct/09 with Paul Drew

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/09

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

Carly - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/09 with Richard

Hidden - Lead - Jul/09

chris sm - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Pippa Froggatt

Em66 - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Mat

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/09

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

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

nutallovertheface - Lead O/S - May/09 with Sam Farnsworth

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/09 with chris

Hidden - 05/Apr/09

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - Mar/09 with adam ellwood

Seymore Butt - 2009

Lloyders - Lead O/S - 2009 with Paddy, Dave L

It's says difficult crux in guide book,AND there not kidding!
ritchierich - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/08 with Steve Joynson

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/08

nai - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Tim

tlr - Lead - 13/Jul/08 with Pom

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Jun/08

the juicy dangler - Lead O/S - 21/May/08 with chris lycett

fairly savage crux. suspected as much prior to setting off given we were at the grochan!
Wilbur - Lead O/S - 18/May/08 with Caine

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 15/May/08 with Ian

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/08

ian caton - 2nd - 2008 with Abi

barni - Lead O/S - 2008 with Liam fleming

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

Gareth_Thomas - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Sgt. Vest

Owain Llewelyn - Lead - 04/Sep/07 with Dad/Phil

JPGR - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/07 with Paul

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/07

Richard Horn - 2nd O/S - 26/May/07

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

Rob Kennard - 2007

zero six - Lead O/S - 2007

Nice route, well protected where it matters.
Siderunner - Lead O/S - 04/Nov/06 with Ian Rickerby

Two 5b sections with a good rest in between - top section was steeper than it looked - a bit gripping
Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06 with Simon Shaw

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - 2006

Clucky - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/05 with Drew Withey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/04

Roget - Lead O/S - 2004

nicholas Barrowclough - Lead - 18/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead - 16/Mar/03

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/May/99

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/98

Julian Wedd - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 1998

rob.grafton - AltLd - 12/Apr/97 with Bruce

GuyM - 1996

Pete_Frost - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/94

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/93

Hidden - AltLd - 1993

Andy Say - Lead - 14/Aug/92

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992

ChrisJD - Lead - 19/May/91

Ched - Lead O/S - 1991 with Glanfor

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/90

steve taylor - 2nd - Jun/90 with neil willets

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/90

michael burrows - Lead rpt - 07/May/90 with brian jones

NickJH - 2nd - May/90 with P Carter

Hidden - 1990

David led.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 18/Jul/89 with Rupert Wyard, David

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/87

Nick Biven - 2nd - 19/Oct/86

Melok - AltLd - 1984

nigehughes - Lead - Aug/83 with John Horn

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead - Jul/81

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Mar/81

Hidden - 1980

RichardMc - AltLd - 27/Aug/77 with Dave Langmead

Mike Owen - 07/Jul/77 with Chris ?

Mark Kemball - Lead - 17/Apr/76 with Steve Marriott

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - Apr/76 with Martin Smith

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 1976 with Mike Newton

mikej - Lead - 10/Sep/75 with Mike Byles

Bolt Phobia - Lead - 21/Jun/75

petemeads - Lead - 1974

granitbahn - AltLd - 1974

granitbahn - AltLd - 1974

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 09/Aug/70 with Tim James

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Voting
Total votes cast 94
hard E10 of 33
E12 of 33
easy E113 of 33
hard HVS12 of 33
HVS6 of 33
easy HVS0 of 33
hard VS0 of 33
VS0 of 33
easy VS0 of 33
hard 5c0 of 32
5c0 of 32
easy 5c3 of 32
hard 5b14 of 32
5b14 of 32
easy 5b0 of 32
hard 5a0 of 32
5a1 of 32
easy 5a0 of 32
3 Stars2 of 29
2 Stars23 of 29
1 Star4 of 29
0 Stars0 of 29
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Style of ascent

Lead107 of 208 (51.4%)
Followed56 of 208 (26.9%)
Alt Leads12 of 208 (5.8%)
Unknown33 of 208 (15.9%)

'Climbed'97 of 208 (46.6%)
clean O/S91 of 208 (43.8%)
clean β3 of 208 (1.4%)
clean rpt13 of 208 (6.2%)
clean RP1 of 208 (0.5%)
dogged2 of 208 (1.0%)
dnf1 of 208 (0.5%)