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The Gadfly** VS 4c

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This almost-popular route follows a devious line up the main slab. Start below the second crack right of the corner. Climb the crack for 12m then switch to the crack on the left. Follow this over the bulge and then move left again to yet another crack. Follow this one to the top. Variation, VS 4c - Climb direct up the first crack right of the corner to join the original, then step left below the bulge and climb straight up to the finishing crack. © ROCKFAX
FA. D.Cook 5.4.80 05/Apr/1980
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This climb is in 180 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

jon bradley - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Tim Styles

timstyles - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with Jon Bradley

BicycleBradley - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Trisha

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 03/May/14 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 03/May/14 with John

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

Pete Nugent - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/14 with John Venier

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Ann B

Hardcore Pat - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Chris Vanderz

Cockman - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/14 with James Weale

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13

Thought poor route, chossy near top
freemanTom (Guildford MC) - Lead - 18/Aug/13 with Claire Williams

hannahmmt - Lead - 07/Aug/13

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Pete Kelly

Hidden - 05/Jun/13

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Mel

annak - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Mike Stephenson

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Anna Kennedy

MR1969 - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Peter Stridgeon

JamesP - Lead O/S - 2013

pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Joe

Hidden - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/12

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/12 with ryan cassidy, mike doyle

Simon Holden (LCandCC) - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Ken Tebay

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Aris Krikedis, Lydia Ansorge

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

CRiddiford - 2nd - 25/Aug/11 with Mark

mark20 - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/11

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Angus Ruddle

Mark Kemball - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Lucy Bowen

Rock Lizard - 2nd - Aug/11

pebbles - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with guido

gritrash0 - May/11

Jams Crwca - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/11 with Pat

Hidden - 2nd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

31770 - 2011

Boxing day climb. Not cold but very windy.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 26/Dec/10 with stefan

Bordering on gale force wind, but great fun
Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - 26/Dec/10 with Edmundmorris

smolders - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Loic

lucasp - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with keith lmc

Variation
kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with SteveM

good climbing and not loose as rockfax suggest.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Richard and Maria

SteveM - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with Kat

Loose
KeithW - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Paul Lucas

christensena - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with PJ

Not bad. As the Rockfax guide says, rock is potentially loose in upper parts of most of the routes on the slab.
mloskot - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Pantera

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Mossie Davis, Vince Brown

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/10

Jams Crwca - Lead β - 12/May/10 with Cathy, themadbrown

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 12/May/10

Danhan - Lead - 08/May/10 with Nick

Partner couldn't complete. I lead (mostly) on his gear.
agibb - Lead β - 02/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

Slabdancer - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Andy Harrison

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/10

saundera - Lead - May/10 with Tamsin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/10

Rick Ashton - 2nd O/S - Apr/10 with andy gibb

Wet, loose and a bit dirty.
dansmonkeytroubles - TR O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Dave Reaney

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 22/Jan/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

Thought it was Razzle Dazzle
Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Stella Moggs

Variation, thinking it was the main route
Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 29/Aug/09 with Thomas Vaughan, Stella Moggs

And Nathan
staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Chris Gardner

A nice climb. The hard moves start at the bulge but the holds become positive near the top. Gear seemed a bit fiddly to place which forced me to climb from the bulge to the top with only two bits of pro.
minaturechris - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Stacey

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/09 with John Carlin

Hidden - Lead - 19/Aug/09

Michelle's 2nd ever true VS lead! Similar to the other lines, but perhaps more difficult at the top than the others.
Mark_RMC - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Michelle

Phil Belcher - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Trev

kleinej - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Jayne J

dave1 - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09 with Alan Clouth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/May/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/May/09

Hidden - TR O/S - 09/May/09

LozM - 2nd - 03/May/09 with Pete M

petegruf - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with LozM

tim_mcd - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09

Climbed at a steady pace, took just over 2hours.
Manchi - Lead O/S - 03/May/09 with Yong, tim_mcd

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with CarrieGold

carriegold - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Andy Hansler

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/09

Had a bit of an epic, went off route around the bulge and fell twice trying a line that seemed a fair bit beyond 4c. Traversed and managed to find the real line again which felt much more like VS, excellent climb and situation apart from the detour!
AlistairB - Lead - 14/Mar/09 with Seb

First outside climbing experience. Atlantic pounding in, massive swell, dive bombed by seagulls, dodgy approach. Instantly hooked.
mrmattwright - 2009 with Adrian Fletcher

@ndy - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/08

matt.woodfield - Lead - 04/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead - Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/08

Easier, though the interest is more sustained than Razzle Dazzle. Surprisingly dirty in places, though that didn't interfere with the climbing.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Fiona

Hidden - Lead rpt - 27/Jul/08

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/08 with Trisha Murphy

Trisha Murphy - 2nd O/S - 22/Jun/08 with d_meacher

sara n - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with John Eales

Rollo - Lead O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07

Matty - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Dan Halperin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Jonny M - Lead O/S - 05/May/07 with Helen Tsai

GiveHerHelen - 2nd O/S - 05/May/07 with Jon Moulding

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/07

Caralynh - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Dan (dpmuk)

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Caralynr

Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Teddington

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

coffeepot - 2nd - 06/Apr/07 with jelaby

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

david morse - Lead - 31/Mar/07 with General

general - 2nd - 31/Mar/07 with david morse

Rob Kennard - 2007

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/06 with Hanna Wride

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/06

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with Ian

Away from the maddening crowds, at least it was the day we did it.
Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/06 with Seb Bouron

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/May/06

shazbat - Lead - May/06 with SCC

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/06

Bit loose in places. Difficulties all at the top.
KeithW - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Mike Nuttall

Steve_Fozz - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Fay Isherwood

K Wall - Lead - 17/Apr/06 with Jonno

net - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/06 with Ritchie & Sarah

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/06

Nice.
cmsg - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/06 with Llewelyn Thomas

timreynolds - 2nd - 17/Sep/05 with Chris Lodge

AngelaC - Lead - 10/Aug/05 with Dieter Cole

Ann S - 2nd - Aug/05 with Dave Suddall

Hidden - Lead dnf - Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/May/05

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/05 with LMC

SteveM - Lead - 27/Apr/05 with Chris

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 01/May/04

Marq - Lead O/S - 01/May/04 with Tim Brogden, Rich Cole

Digger - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/04

dicky79 - Lead O/S - 2004 with Vic Odell

Marq - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/03 with Sophie Whyte

Digger - 2nd O/S - 26/May/03 with James Latham

Hidden - 2003

alan moore - 2003

Howard J - Lead - 26/Aug/02 with Patrick Flynn

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - Aug/02

Tarquin - 2002

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/May/01

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/01

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/01 with Rupert Holbrook

Hidden - 28/Aug/00

Nigel Coe - Lead - 27/Aug/00 with Norman Wright

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/99

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/99 with Debbie Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/98

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 21/Jun/98 with Steve Webster

jim_randell - 2nd O/S - 04/May/98 with MW, WW

auld al - Lead O/S - Apr/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/97

mikej - Lead - 24/May/97 with E

craig h - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/97 with Janet Hannah

sdht - Lead - 22/Jun/96 with Vawn

five - Lead O/S - Jun/96 with TW

craig h - Lead O/S - Apr/96

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/95 with Simon Gough Brown

Hidden - Lead - 1995

Hidden - Lead - 30/May/94

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/93

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/93

Iain Thow - Lead - 18/Apr/93 with Rob Ivens

GAtkins - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/92 with Tim Noble

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jul/91

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 15/Nov/89 with Ernie Horrocks

steve taylor - Lead - Apr/89 with mark grover

Hidden - Solo - 1989

Tony Buckley - Lead - Mar/88 with Robert Clark

ChrisJD - Lead - 10/May/87 with PeteC

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/87 with Gordon Jenkin

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Total votes cast 73
hard HVS0 of 25
HVS0 of 25
easy HVS0 of 25
hard VS6 of 25
VS17 of 25
easy VS2 of 25
hard HS0 of 25
HS0 of 25
easy HS0 of 25
hard 5a0 of 23
5a0 of 23
easy 5a0 of 23
hard 4c7 of 23
4c15 of 23
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 180 (0.6%)
Lead104 of 180 (57.8%)
Followed63 of 180 (35.0%)
Toproped2 of 180 (1.1%)
Unknown10 of 180 (5.6%)

'Climbed'66 of 180 (36.7%)
clean O/S104 of 180 (57.8%)
clean β2 of 180 (1.1%)
clean rpt6 of 180 (3.3%)
dnf2 of 180 (1.1%)