Crystal Edge* HVS 5a
[Crystal Edge, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
Start next to the wide chimney at the bottom right-hand corner of the slab. Climb the slab to the left of this then follow the arete above with a hard move past the overlap. Join and finish up Michelangelo. Low in the grade but quite serious. © ROCKFAX

FA. S.Whimster 4.80 Apr/1980

Photo: Crystal Edge © Dave Westby
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This climb is in 68 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Aug/15

Ian1987 - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15

markalmack - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/15 with ian

Neil Watson - 2nd - 26/Jul/14

Phoebus - Lead - 03/May/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14

Bit worrying and loose.
bigbobbyking - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with David Brock

Best of the day! Sustained interest throughout.
wild_nomad - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Kevin

Nigel Coe - Lead - 06/Aug/13 with Pete Kelly

lyneux - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with Paul Clarkson

Fragmod - 2nd - 05/May/13

riddle - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Derek

annak - 2nd dog - 05/May/13 with Mike Stephenson

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

sam corbett - Lead O/S - May/13

jcw - 2013

themadbrown - 2nd O/S - 06/Jun/12 with james

Jams Crwca - Lead rpt - 06/Jun/12 with themadbrown

Richard James Edmunds - Lead O/S - Apr/12

PAJames - 2012

vanderz - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Graham Plant

Not sure where the 5a bit was meant to be.
Richard Alderton - 2nd - 28/Aug/11 with Pickles, Ellie

First lead of the trip from Kyle. Not bad
James Oswald - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Kyle Wood

Mr. K - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with James Oswald

gritrash0 - May/11

Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Pat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/10

Easy up to the overlap. Took a fall at that point, then had a breather before trying again. Got over it but was pumped for the rest of the climb. "If this climbs easier than the grade (HVS) then I'm not ready for HVS"
sjblake - 2nd dog - 11/Jul/10 with Jon Leighton

Ed morris - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Dickon

pembrokeshirecaver - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/10 with Edmund Morris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Monkey_Alan - 2nd - 29/Aug/09 with Thomas Vaughan, Stella Moggs

tev - 2nd - 29/Aug/09 with Alan B, Stella

Indy Nile - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Max Streeton

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Astrid Saxby

Lead this line after Ross backed off teh crux at the overlap. Some uncertainty as whether this follows the arete or the face (I took the face). Great fun, but with more sparse gear than the VS routes.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with Ross

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/09

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Southampton Rats

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Tanya Savage

Tanya Savage - 2nd - 25/May/09 with Neil Pacey

Not a very hard Hard VS! But nice and the first of the season at 5a
dave1 - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Alan Clouth

sara n - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/08 with John Brooks

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/08

softest HVS ive done in a long time. fiddly gear in 1 or 2 places though
ksjs - Lead O/S - 05/May/08 with goosebump

Accidental 1st HVS lead, on wrong route, oh well
Edd Reed - Lead O/S - May/08 with Donna Mawson

Easy in the grade, pinchy crux move on overlap
Rollo - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/07 with Mike

tom.e - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/07 with Claire

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/07

simoncov - 2nd - 05/May/07 with Rich Lade

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

More interesting than the adjacent VSs
My Gravity - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/06 with Simon S

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/06

jamie ward - AltLd O/S - 30/May/05 with Tom Skipworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/May/04

Chris the Tall - Lead O/S - May/04 with Alan Selby

tommy82 - 2nd - 28/Jun/03

Marq - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/03 with Sophie Whyte

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

Hidden - 2002

Bry - 2nd O/S - Nov/01 with Pete Roberts

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Aug/00

cem - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/00 with Miles Butteriss

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/98

Graham Iles - Lead - 18/Aug/98 with Jenny Tweedy

Andy Say - Lead O/S - 04/May/90

mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/81 with Neil Gregory, Kevin Bridges

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