Bovine** HVS 5b
3 pitches. Start from the grassy terrace below the crag where rusty streaks on the rock are an obvious feature. Go straight up to the traverse line of Oxo and then move up into the right facing corner above the diagonal ramp - a piton is an obvious feature high in the corner. Straight up the corner to a large ledge and then follow the same corner line (awkward but quite easy if a semi-layback is adopted) to a second ledge below the top pich of Oxo - belay. Move easily down the slab to the right to the ledge at the top of Oxo, pitch 1. Climb the awkward left facing corner (good wire placements) until your right hand can reach an obvious hold above your head on the right edge of the groove. Bridge up until you can move your left hand onto a higher hold above your right hand and then move round onto the front of the buttress. From there a series of steep moves on excellent holds leads to the top.
PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 103 logbooks, and on 12 wishlists.

Nick Biven - 2014

Led first pitch
dave mann - Lead O/S - 2014

led first pitch as part of aid climbing course then aided and hauled up an E2 from then onwards.must go back for a proper climb.
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13 with ross garfoot, chris Lyness

Top pitch is jug-tastic!
stemill - Lead - 03/Aug/13 with Mark, Graham

Calder - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with Mark, Ste

Diggler - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with stemill, Calder

awesome 2nd pitch
air - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Lloyd

P1.
Lloyders - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Air

greglad - 2013

The line of Bovox would have been more logical.
Jim at Craigdhu - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with RC Neil H

jade Edwards Leaney - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/12 with David Hopwood

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/12

guy757 - AltLd - 27/May/12

Lovely! Should have led the second pitch and not have wimped because of a few specks of rain though. Great climb
Sardien - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/12 with Andy Scott

HIGHTOWER - AltLd - 12/Mar/12 with Ruth

PAJames - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 13/Sep/11

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Jun/11

hard first pitch. good technical feet required.
psychomansam - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

jshields - Lead - 10/Apr/11 with Ed James

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11

First pitch was nails for HVS! Completely dogged whilst seconding! Utter shambles. Last pitch was awesome. Really nice lead.
JezH - AltLd - 06/Mar/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Badly times downpour climbing up the corner past the peg. Made the pull onto the ledge above, desperate. Top pitch was superb
Conan - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Phil

Led 1st and 2nd pitches. Nice climb, but as described it is disjointed. The natural line would take you up Oxo after the first pitch.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Patrick Goodwin

Led the first pitch but on re-reading guidebook realised that I had not done it quite right - started too far right - need to repeat properly sometime - rusty streaks an obvious mark of the correct start. Found the top pitch easy (Luke led) - surprised since we saw a number of seconds having real difficulties earlier while doing Oxo.
Chris M Thomas - AltLd O/S - 31/May/10 with Luke

RhedwrMynydd - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/10

will randall - Lead O/S - May/10 with sarah

Bry - AltLd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Trys

chrisallan - AltLd O/S - 06/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - 2010

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jun/09

Led P1&2
Sam W - AltLd - 30/May/09 with Tom Bide

berry - 2nd - May/09 with simon

dan gibson - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/09

Hidden - 18/Apr/09

only did first pitch
barni - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 31/May/08

Sean Kelly - 2008

ste_d - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with mik

mikedelderfield - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/07 with Steven Delderfield

richardr - AltLd O/S - May/07

Abi Chard - AltLd O/S - May/07 with Ian

shoulders - Lead - 21/Jul/06 with chrisevans

Hidden - AltLd - 02/Jul/06

Cowflinger - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with John Williams

Hidden - 05/May/06

Ian McNeill - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/05

Good top pitch- huge huge jugs on a steep steep wall...
Rob Greenwood - UKC - Lead O/S - Jul/05

mattyork2 - AltLd - Jul/05 with Rory Shawe

superb position on the second pitch
A Crook - 2nd - 05/May/05 with Dave Garry, Neil Griffiths

Hidden - Lead - 15/Mar/03

John Kettle - Lead - 2003

Led p1. Badly hungover
cem - AltLd O/S - 29/Sep/02 with Graham Dolman

We wondered what the 'TR2' signs were when we parked, and were bemused by the Chinese village down by Llyn Gwynant. Unfortunately we didn't get to take Angelina Jolie climbing.
Nigel Coe - AltLd - 13/Sep/02 with Scott Titt

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Jun/02

adi bryant - AltLd O/S - 22/Jun/01 with Tim

frost - Lead - Jul/00

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 31/Jul/99 with Dave the Leg

WB - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/98 with Paul

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/98

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/96

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/96 with Dee Herbert

Julian Wedd - Lead - 1996

Ched - Lead O/S - 1995 with Glanfor

MoWalker3 - AltLd - 06/Sep/93 with Joe

Al Urker - Lead - 1993 with Colin Jones

SteveBowersChirk - AltLd O/S - 01/Jun/92

AlanLittle - AltLd - Aug/91

tlr - AltLd - 06/May/91 with Nick

Hidden - AltLd - 27/Apr/91

sadams - Lead - Jul/90 with Mark Bonham

nigehughes - AltLd - Apr/89 with Ian Ellis, Jim Clethero

nigehughes - AltLd - May/88 with Graham Stamp

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Aug/87

ChrisJD - Lead - 30/May/87

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 09/Dec/84 with Dan Symonds, Paul Metcalf

GordonHart - Lead O/S - 1983

Nic Robinson - AltLd O/S - 01/Jan/82 with (Dirty) Derek Hearsey

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 08/Mar/81 with Bill McKee

babymoac - AltLd - 06/Jul/80 with MTW

I have pencilled 'Superb' beside the description to pitch 4
Falko - AltLd O/S - 01/May/80 with Chris Astill (Shilling Rabbit)

Nigel Bond - Lead - 12/May/79 with Andy Brown

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 16/Apr/79 with Brian Carson

mikej - Lead - 26/Jun/78 with Tony Waite

Mike Owen - 17/Jun/78 with Elaine Watson

I recall the "just go-for-it" top pitch. (lead) You could stop to put gear in, but if you do you'll need it. Your choice.
jmr - AltLd - Mar/78 with Gerry Ashton

Derek Ryden - AltLd O/S - 1977 with Glynne Andrew

rogerskews - AltLd - 01/Aug/76 with George Hardill

steve L - AltLd - Apr/76 with sharpie

Bolt Phobia - AltLd - 18/Apr/75 with John Young

petemeads - Lead - 1974

mikej - AltLd - 09/Apr/71 with John Bickerdyke

Gordon Stainforth - AltLd - 18/Aug/68 with John Stainforth

RichardMc - AltLd - 15/Apr/68 with R Gardiner

Seconded Chris Boulton on it previously. Climbed many times since
David Smith - Lead - 23/Aug/66 with John Sargeant

Fell off pitch 2 and a protection peg came out.
eroica64 - 2nd dnf - 1965 with Bob Tait

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Voting
Total votes cast 47
hard E10 of 17
E10 of 17
easy E11 of 17
hard HVS9 of 17
HVS4 of 17
easy HVS0 of 17
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VS0 of 17
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hard 5c0 of 17
5c0 of 17
easy 5c0 of 17
hard 5b5 of 17
5b8 of 17
easy 5b0 of 17
hard 5a4 of 17
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