Front Line** HVS 5a
[Front Line, 2 kb]The magnificent hanging groove in the front arete of the block gives a popular pitch. Start by climbing up on the left then pulling across to gain a short groove above the roof. Move right into the main groove and climb it. © ROCKFAX
FA. D.Armstrong 31/Dec/1976

Ticklists: Classic Rock Climbs of Great Britain by Bill Birkett, 100 best limestone climbs in Britain.

Photo: Front Line © Stefan_Morris
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This climb is in 515 logbooks, and on 31 wishlists.

youwillfindjimbo - Lead O/S - 15/Nov/14 with Dan Ely

Fantastic route after the unprotected moves off of the boulder
TomRiddelsdell - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Shane Williams

Great climb, perhaps spoiled by the slightly sketchy start. Worth getting past this though
islandlynx - 2nd - 13/Sep/14 with TomRiddelsdell

Jamie thought it was a good idea to leave a small nut at the start, made him do the dodgy traverse to retrieve it.
FlavioL1989 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Jamie Everitt

Jamie Everitt - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Flavio Don Liyanage

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/14

maddy92 - 2nd - 31/Aug/14

steve-grigg - Lead - 31/Aug/14 with David Maddison

Hidden - Lead - 24/Aug/14

RyanOsborne - 2nd - 23/Aug/14

Binder - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Harri K

Tricky start. Really pleasant after that.
Matt77 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with Ryan Osborne

erica - 2nd - 22/Aug/14 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/14 with Erica

John Nuttall - Lead - 22/Aug/14 with Elisabeth

Duncan Campbell - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/14 with GuyVG

very good, for a corner.
GuyVG - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/14 with duncan campbell

Steven Carter - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/14 with Trythallj

Steep and a bit intimidating from the ground but don't be put off, it"s got jugs all the way and you could place an entire rack of gear on it
Andy Chubb - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/14 with Nick Gregory

The start is fun.... then moving up on jugs and great gear till a long reach is needed. I down climbed to rest 3 times. Looked at my great gear and just went for it. More jugs and bomber gear is the reward. Bridge when ever u can. Makes it a lot easier. 2**s
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/14 with casey johns

casey johns - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/14 with luke glaister

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/14

3 Names - 2nd rpt - 01/Aug/14 with Hazel Rowson, Nick

Nice contrast to Army Dreamers, more feet, less arms
Robin Brooke - Lead - Aug/14 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - Lead - Aug/14 with Robin Brooke

Harri777 - Lead - Aug/14 with George M

Danstephens - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/14 with maddie sweetman

Pleased to get straight on it. A bit steep but easy enough to bridge it all
Maddie - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14 with Dan S

Rob84 - Lead rpt - 29/Jun/14 with Chris James

ifletcher - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/14 with tgeh

tgeh - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with imogene

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/14

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with B.Brewer

Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Paddy

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/14

AndrewP - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with FelixPeterken

Very memorable climb, first "proper" HVS lead. managed to get knee bars galore in the lower, more awkward section, but the upper corner was also fun and, in places, technical.
FelixPeterken - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Andrew Peterken

spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 24/May/14 with Matt Box

Excellent
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Rachel Spraggs

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Phoebus - Lead - 02/May/14

hazeysunshine - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Ann B

Very wet
PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/14 with Mark Grist

Another steep and awkward start. Great route.
Becky E - 2nd - 21/Apr/14 with Andrea

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/14 with Ian

Ended up lying flat under the initial horizontal break after manteling. Fortunately able to shuffle left in order to stand up. Crux was probably gaining the corner but too nothing strenuous with some good bridging. Big holds nearly all the way. Very pleasant. Maybe better than Army Dreamers (although felt slightly easier). Gear was excellent.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Murilo Lessa

The challenge is to do the start in good style without wedging in the crack/roof.
Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Lee Harisson

Good lead from Maia.
Jim Slater - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/14 with Maia

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Few loose holds at the top. But amazing route.
CharlieMack - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/14 with Alice, Jen Maxfield

pftom - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Rosie Hawker

James S - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/14 with dan

Dan0Me - 2nd - 13/Mar/14 with James S

Ed morris - 2nd rpt - 08/Mar/14 with Adam Bevan

rosiehawker - 2nd O/S - 2014 with Tom Grady

Neil - Lead O/S - 2014

mike mo - 2014

IanGilbertJones - 2014

Alfie Conn - 2014

Wet but still excellent
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 10/Nov/13 with Vienna

MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Luke Edwards

Luke W Edwards - 2nd O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Mark Roe

Dibdawg - 2nd rpt - 12/Oct/13 with Richard Lade

gjd - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Hutch

gurumed - 2nd O/S - 28/Sep/13 with Kenny

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Catrin Nichols

DanOsb - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with pat dawson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

MartinWilliams87 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Richard Williams

rich_hw - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with MartinWilliams87

jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13 with ross garfoot

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/13

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 17/Aug/13 with Rob Middleton

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Gareth Greeves

Be careful on the start.
gg4419 - 2nd - 13/Aug/13 with Nick Stephens

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 10/Aug/13

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Laura D

Great route but I'd forgotten how bad the start is. Ended up caving along the break this time!
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with ah

Joe Innes - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Drew

Greasy and slightly scary.
blackreaver - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/13 with Ben S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/13

joese7en - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with James M

Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with eleytim

Tim Rodgers - Lead - 24/May/13 with Mike Lea

Hidden - 2nd - 13/May/13

vinspin - Lead rpt - 13/May/13 with GerM

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 04/May/13 with Floris

burto - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with hertha

Sidekick - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

dj hannaford - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Tom colquhoun

MoWalker3 - 12/Apr/13 with Cormac

wolverine - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Thunderthighsontheloose

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 30/Mar/13 with Mike Hayes

catty_9 - 2nd - 02/Mar/13 with Alistair Docherty

jcw - 2013

Hidden - 2013

VPJB - 2013

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 2013 with Paul Black

Jillybean - 2nd - 29/Oct/12 with Brad

Wild route, maybe even a tad better than Army Dreamers with less polish
msoldn - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Edwin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Nice juggy climbing with plenty of bridging rests - just what I needed after tiring myself out on the Butcher. Came in from way left at the start.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Emily

HarryB - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Ross

gjd - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12 with Mark V

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/12

Another solid lead from the James meister. Found this quite hard with the direct start. Especially as it was a tad greasy. Didn't delete the footage of this one!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12

Direct start felt very greasy and much more like 5b but once in the upper grove the climbing eases a lot and turns into a rather pleasant severe.
Quarryboy - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

awesome route! All of it was pretty wet though
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

stuaart - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Kat Torr, Thomas Smith

thomasaneurinsmith - 2nd - 20/Aug/12 with Katherine Torr, Stuart Reeves

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Gwen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12

Ian Broome - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Simon

Had forgotten leading this before. Got on it after backing off another HVS and then a VS. Nice bridging.
mattyork2 - Lead - 11/Aug/12 with Pete Ellis

petellis - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with mattyork2

Rick Ashton - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12 with Robert Drynda

Looks scarier than it is. Nice strong moves on jugs at the bottom, followed by some brilliant bridgey climbing with ample places to rest and find good gear.
Nathaniel Larsson - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Louise Hall

Louise Hall - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Nathaniel Gjoderum-Symons

Ross.Cooper - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Patrick Hill

Bry - Lead β - 02/Jun/12 with Chris Hind

Patrick Hill - Lead O/S - Jun/12

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 27/May/12

mes32 - 2nd O/S - 27/May/12 with Chris

Hidden - Lead rpt - 20/May/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/May/12

start and getting in the groove was the hardest
martinazando - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Charlotte

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 07/May/12 with richard lade

Kyuzo - 06/May/12

hrgcb - 06/May/12 with Virgil Scott

alasdair19 - May/12

Lovely route though the start is a bit awkward and not really in keeping with the rest of the route. Once through the initial bulge it becomes lovely reasonably sustained bridging. Never desperate and with plenty of gear. Still, for someone leading steady HVS probably should have warmed up on something slightly easier for my first visit to the steep Pembroke limestone!
andyjirvin - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12

ritchierich - Lead O/S - 11/Apr/12 with Sera Roberts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/12

vinspin - Lead rpt - 10/Apr/12 with sammy

tomB - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/12 with Matt Roper, Tim Griffin

Julie Carroll - 2nd - 08/Apr/12 with Tristan Graham

Hidden - Lead - 08/Apr/12

pembrokeshirecaver - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Edmund Morris

Dean177 - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Alan Dibben

Dibdawg - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Dean Merchant

louby - 2nd - 07/Apr/12 with Chris Burn

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/12 with Kirsty Kerr

chris_B - Lead - 06/Apr/12 with Lou Atkin

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

Lenny - 2nd O/S - 24/Mar/12 with John

keith leonard - 10/Mar/12

muzz44 - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Mar/12

hrgcb - 2012 with Virgil Scott

alan moore - 2012

w-watson - Lead O/S - 2012

Chris Hind - 2012 with Bry

Tony Kartawick - 2012

clams - Lead - 2012 with Sean

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Nov/11

eburki1 - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/11

yekko - 2nd dog - 20/Oct/11

Brilliant.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/11 with Dan

Good climbing after a tricky start.
climbingpixie - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/11 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd RP - 14/Oct/11

Colin Scotchford - 2nd - 30/Sep/11

David Kay - 2nd - 30/Sep/11 with James Hoyes

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/11

Rob84 - 2nd rpt - 30/Sep/11 with Rob Adie, Chris Ashton

Lovely sustained bridging
Batt - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Mel

Hoyes - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11 with David K

d_meacher - Lead O/S - 25/Sep/11 with Paul Davis

vanderz - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Graham Plant

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/11

wolverine - Lead - 27/Aug/11 with Bryony Wethers

smolders - 2nd - 27/Aug/11 with Tracey T

Bry - Lead β - 27/Aug/11 with Mike

liamoloughlin - 2nd - 27/Aug/11

Katya - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Chris Coleman

CRiddiford - 2nd - 26/Aug/11 with Mark

mark20 - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/11

Rob84 - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/11 with Jess P, Mike Thomas

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 14/Aug/11

Jams Crwca - Lead rpt - 10/Aug/11 with Lee

tonanf - AltLd - Aug/11 with john sun

Jess patel - 2nd - Aug/11

Ian Jones - 2nd rpt - 27/Jul/11 with Roger Benton

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

TheMonkeyMan - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11

Phill Mitch - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/11 with bleggs, mick

Chris M - 2nd - 23/Jun/11 with Tommy B

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/11

Dave Foster - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Jim, Si

Really nice climbing bottom was a little scary with greasy holds
ojp - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Jim, Dave

Had backed off this years ago as 2nd!! Bridging technique will prevent any pumpyness
Jams Crwca - Lead rpt - 05/Jun/11 with Roy

Direct ascent - E1 5a. Nice steady route, with a good crux section - positive holds and good gear
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11 with Davey Boy

the most slippery polished horror ever. would not go near this on lead with an extra long bargepole. neither of us did the proper start, though the jamming crack to the left was quite a good substitute I thought
pebbles - 2nd - 31/May/11 with guido

Si dH - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with Andy

bigdrew - 2nd O/S - 28/May/11 with Si

mikelaing - 2nd - May/11 with Ian Whitehead

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11

Great climbing all the way 3 stars for me!
vinspin - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11 with sammy

Best route of the trip
squicky - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/11 with spidey

spidey - Lead - 25/Apr/11

simonf - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Simon, Chris

A chance meeting at Mrs Weston's lead to a great day's climbing. Thanks Jules.
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 23/Apr/11 with Jules McKim

dan gibson - 2nd rpt - 21/Apr/11 with richard lade

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/11

Nice, but polished.
Duncan Campbell - 2nd - 03/Apr/11 with Florence the Machine

Super polished and a bit squirmy at the top but good fun
hetaher - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Duncan Campbell

sam820 - 2nd - 13/Mar/11 with Noe

Should've read the guide book better. Did half the E1 before realising and moved back to the HVS
lanky_bastard - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Mar/11

AlistairB - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Lisa

NoeD - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with Sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/11

Rory Shaw - 2011

Paul Boggis - Lead - 2011

PAJames - 2011

Elliot Carrington - Lead O/S - 2011 with Tristan Pollitt

nickcanute - Lead O/S - 2011

Hidden - 2011

matt.woodfield - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

misskebab - 2nd - 10/Oct/10 with Edd Reed

Edd Reed - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Donna Mawson

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

Oliver Sherman - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Deniz Sumengen

DaNo123 - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with steve

Great climb, crux for me was moves up into final groove
John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10 with Chris

chris heald - 2nd - 29/Aug/10 with John Brayshaw

Owen Pinch - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10

liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10

3 Names - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with Sumee Holloway

Different Steve - Lead rpt - 28/Aug/10 with Ala, Dan

drcorbasisgod - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/10 with Mark O'Neill

Oliver Sherman - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/10 with Matt Reed

dav - 2nd - 16/Aug/10 with Gill B

dave657 - 2nd rpt - 15/Aug/10 with Alys

Reds - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/10 with John Nuttall

catblack - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Andy Barker

Andrew Barker - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/10 with Cat Black

bit of a thuggy/ugly start to get onto the ledge - once out some really great bridging moves up the groove
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Alan

irish paul - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10 with Sarah Joyce

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Will

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10

Steep start.
RobRock84 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Adam Bevan

ian d f - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/10 with Mark

markfromstoke - 2nd - 24/Jun/10 with Ian

metal arms - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/10

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Steffen Cruz

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Mike Gadd

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Laurence Everitt

E1 Variation
Gareth Clendinning (UBMC) - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/10 with James Kay

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10

Nice steady bridging. Can get an extra few meters if you start at low tide.
Alan100 - 2nd - 05/Jun/10

Dave89 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with Fat Al

Steffen Cruz - Lead O/S - Jun/10

Dan_Carroll - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Dan Hancock

Danhan - Lead - 31/May/10 with Dan Carroll

teflonpete - 2nd β - 15/May/10 with Tom

spacey - Lead - 14/May/10 with paul evans

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/10

Rachel Slater - Lead O/S - 02/May/10 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10 with Rachel Stater

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 01/May/10

alitamlit - 2nd - 01/May/10 with Dave

davefount - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with alitamlit

Bob Loblaw - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/10

koalapie - 2nd β - 24/Apr/10

irish paul - Lead - 17/Apr/10 with Mark

Helen Gibson - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/10 with Richard

mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/10 with Mia Stacey

great climb - only narrowly beaten to best of the weekend by bludgeon
katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with gary burgess

Byronius Maximus - 2nd - 03/Apr/10 with Alex Twist

Really nice for a bridging route. Can adopt a pretty sick traditional climbing style.
Twisty - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Byron Buck

Arcarn - 2nd β - 21/Mar/10 with Rob, Paul

Seymore Butt - 2010

benkelsey - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/09 with Remus Knowles

Paul Bowen - Lead rpt - 27/Sep/09 with Rebecca Hayes

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/09

davidwright - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/09 with MJP

MJP - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/09 with Dave Wright

Misha - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Aug/09

The start is butch and slippery. Easier above.
Chris Craggs - 21/Aug/09 with Colin Binks

Shauna - 2nd rpt - 17/Aug/09 with Steve

scorpia97 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Paul

Very nice climb, well protected with nuts throughout and nice bridging up the groove.
Irn Bruce - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09 with Ian Jenkins

lukea - 2nd - 15/Aug/09 with Nathan M

hepitt - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09 with Phillipa Arding

Aaron Lines - Lead - Aug/09 with simon

Hidden - Lead β - 09/Jul/09

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/09

Shauna - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/09 with Jules

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/09

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 19/Jun/09 with GF

Sam W - Lead - 18/Jun/09 with Stuart Lade

Bux - Lead rpt - 31/May/09 with Dave Simpson

lukea - Lead O/S - 29/May/09 with dan

Leelogs - 2nd - 23/May/09 with Chris

Hidden - 22/May/09

alek - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Martin Lane

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09

joehanks61 - 02/May/09 with Guy Reid

Hidden - 2nd - 02/May/09

nic42 - Lead O/S - 02/May/09 with Jack

Kirill - Lead rpt - 02/May/09 with Paul Bolton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/09

Hidden - Lead rpt - 29/Mar/09

irish paul - Lead O/S - 22/Mar/09 with Sarah Joyce

Ed morris - Lead β - 20/Feb/09 with arthur

Aaron Lines - Lead - 2009

mynyddresident - 2nd - 2009

Richard Hession - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/08 with Stu

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Rich Patterson

the juicy dangler - Lead - 22/Sep/08 with james marjot

Hidden - Lead - 22/Sep/08

morganator - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with James Hall

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

eagleopus - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/08 with Gareth

Danos - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Andras

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jun/08

Hidden - Lead - Jun/08

Ramon Marin - 2nd O/S - 25/May/08 with Gerry Sheehy

Didn't present any problems. Felt more like VS but I started on the ledge indicated in the Rockfax miniguide and I have since been advised that the climb to the ledge from the bottom is the HVS bit.
RocknRoll - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Ramon Marin Martinez

riddle - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd dog - 24/May/08

Bold and polished start, great climbing above
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 12/May/08 with Clare

mrtom - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

eagleopus - 2nd O/S - 03/May/08 with Martin Skinner

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

jl - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/07 with Penny

Docent - 2nd - 06/Oct/07 with stecu

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/07

Hidden - 2nd β - 23/Jul/07

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 07/Jul/07 with Thomas Renshaw, Ted Lister

johnboyrevel - Lead - Jul/07 with Faye

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/07

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Ben Gilbert

Ramon Marin - 2nd O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Ben Gilbert

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Ben Gilbert

Kirill - 2nd - 28/May/07 with Ed Snelson, Pete Horn

Tim W - 2nd rpt - 20/May/07 with Dylan Tomlinson

JPGR - 2nd - 07/May/07 with Justin Adams

did a bit of a belly flop, into the firts break from the step up from the boulder. a bit ungainly but effective.
twodada - Lead O/S - 06/May/07 with Ion

Billg - May/07

Andrew1 - Lead - 29/Apr/07 with Andy Lewington

Beautiful climb
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Adamski

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

Katya - 2nd - 08/Apr/07 with Iain

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

Tim W - Lead rpt - 31/Mar/07 with Crispin

Tim W - 2nd rpt - 24/Mar/07 with Mike Dudley

Rob Kennard - 2007

RichS-Bristol - 2007

willjones - Lead O/S - 2007

Pete Horn - 2nd O/S - 2007 with Ed and Kirill

chris wyatt - Lead rpt - 2007 with Dave Reaney

drysori - Lead - 2007

andysroom - 2nd dog - Nov/06

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

colin milton - 2nd - 21/Aug/06 with fenclimb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/06

waltersp - Lead O/S - Aug/06

david morse - Lead O/S - Aug/06 with chris todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/06

dave657 - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/06

Hidden - Jul/06

Mike H - 2nd - 29/May/06 with Jamie Smith

tom.e - 2nd O/S - 28/May/06 with Charlie Everett

feilx - 2nd - 27/May/06 with Jon

leerybunny - Lead O/S - 14/May/06 with Tim Wilkinson

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 14/May/06 with Oli Warren

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 01/May/06 with Pippa Froggatt

ewen - May/06 with the kettle

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - May/06

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/06

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/06

Nice. Not hard. Was carrying too few large nuts, though, so some less-than-ideal cam placements.
cmsg - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/06 with Llewelyn Thomas

dan gibson - 2006

Bern - 2006

John Kettle - 2006

nathanmanc - Lead O/S - 2006 with Chris Todd

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2006

belay bunny turned bad - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

jfreeman - Lead O/S - Oct/05 with Nick Gillet

Sam and will - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/05 with Anthony Bennett

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Aug/05

Chad123 - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Huw

Stefan Kruger - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/05 with Sarah Porter

brian watson - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/05 with Garreth

Ramon Marin - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/05 with Dave Reaney

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - May/05 with Ady Short

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

SteveM - Lead - 30/Apr/05 with Chris

givemetea - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Ann Chong

reg_measures - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/05 with steve burdett

Tom Briggs - Jagged Globe - 2005

daveayton - Lead O/S - 2005

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - Sep/04 with Vic Odell

Smelly Fox - 2nd - Aug/04 with Mark Button

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/04

Boxy - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/04 with Mick

ASchwirtz - 2nd O/S - 05/Jun/04

Andy S - Lead O/S - 22/May/04 with Rich

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/04

lukea - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/04 with Al

fyfee8a - 2004

al99 - Lead O/S - Oct/03 with James Byrne

mikeyjbs - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/03

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - Jul/03

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/03

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/03

Digger - 2nd O/S - 25/May/03 with James Latham

Hidden - Lead - 14/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/02

Stone Muppet - 2002

haydng - 2002

cem - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/01 with Neil Northrop

1st HVS lead
Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/01 with Rupert Holbrook

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/01

dickypips - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/00

cornishben - 2nd O/S - 2000 with Andy Connor

Ian Jones - Lead - 2000 with Karen Ghiselli

timreynolds - Lead - 25/Sep/99 with Gary Jackson

Le Chevalier Mal Fet - Lead - Aug/99 with Richard Bower

alex_th - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/99 with Dave Lacey

cem - Lead O/S - 01/May/99 with Gordon Carder

nickdonohue - Lead - 01/May/99 with James Edwards

Rog Wilko - Lead - May/99 with Debbie Wilkinson

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/99

Hidden - 1999

DafSWMC - Lead O/S - Nov/98

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/98

Very sunny.
Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 03/May/98 with Claire Paton

Marti999 - Lead - 1998

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/97

Reds - 2nd - 27/Sep/97 with Sezer

chris sm - 2nd β - 27/Aug/97 with Dom Goodridge

Ched - Lead O/S - 1997 with Glanfor

NeilGriffiths - 21/Oct/96 with Neil Nussey

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/96 with mark ryan

Hidden - Lead - May/96

Hidden - Lead - 05/Apr/96

Tim Sparrow - 1996 with Scoob

Paul Boardman - Lead O/S - 1995 with Iain Boardman

Colin Edwards - Lead O/S - 1995

Colin Edwards - Lead - 23/Aug/94 with Snoz

shoulders - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/94 with MONKEY

Hidden - 1994

Hidden - Lead - 1994

Surely one of the best single pitches anywhere at any grade. I was still buzzing when I got back to Reading!
Iain Thow - Lead - 06/Jun/93 with John ?

Hidden - Lead - 1993

Chris Ellis - Lead rpt - 10/Sep/92 with Rick Kerr

Mark Kemball - Lead - 28/Jul/92 with Alison Dorey

jfletcher - Solo - 09/Jun/92

whispering nic - Jun/92 with Blaggy

Hidden - Lead - 16/Apr/92

WB - Lead O/S - 1992 with Guy

Roget - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/91 with jon

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/91

mikej - Lead - 28/May/91 with Mike Byles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/91

auld al - 2nd O/S - Apr/91

Dave Rumney - 07/May/90

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/90

michael burrows - 2nd - 15/Apr/90 with steve williams

bullybones - 1990

gingernick - Lead - 1990 with Chris Patilano

jasper11 - 1990

Hidden - 1990

Paul Clarke - 1990

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 14/Nov/89 with Ernie Horrocks

Andy Say - Lead - 29/May/89

Nick Biven - 2nd - 29/May/89 with Ray Jenkins, Rich Whitwell

Hidden - Lead - 29/Apr/89

shark - Solo - 02/Apr/89

phardman - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/89 with Roger Gibbs

Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd O/S - 1989 with al

Was his 2nd ever lead! Didn't know how to set up a belay, so rolled a joint instead.
craig h - 2nd O/S - 03/Nov/88 with Dave the Veg

AlexRenshaw - 2nd - 21/Oct/88 with Simon Donowho

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 30/May/88 with steve williams

Hidden - 2nd - 1988

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1988 with barry maybank

Alan James - UKC and UKH - Lead - 31/Oct/87

ChrisJD - Lead - 09/May/87

Dave Musgrove - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/87 with David

steve taylor - 2nd - Apr/87 with Nicky Beresford

Hidden - Lead - 14/Feb/87

andy gittins - 1987

Nigel Coe - 1987 with Scott Titt

hazeysunshine - Lead O/S - Jun/86 with Phil

wynaptomos - Lead O/S - Jun/86

Jelly Mould Surfer - 2nd O/S - 1986 with al

GuyM - 1985

William Robertson - Lead O/S - 1985 with Emily

scree - Apr/84

Nigel Bond - Lead - 28/Aug/83 with John

tapley - AltLd - 08/Aug/83 with Alison Tapley

Variation
Mark Kemball - 2nd - 04/Apr/83 with Dave McCann

Nigel Coe - Lead - 30/Aug/82 with Steve Portnoi

babymoac - 1982 with Jerry Codling

Hidden - Lead - 31/Dec/76

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Voting
Total votes cast 231
hard E10 of 81
E10 of 81
easy E11 of 81
hard HVS7 of 81
HVS65 of 81
easy HVS8 of 81
hard VS0 of 81
VS0 of 81
easy VS0 of 81
hard 5b0 of 75
5b0 of 75
easy 5b1 of 75
hard 5a15 of 75
5a55 of 75
easy 5a3 of 75
hard 4c0 of 75
4c1 of 75
easy 4c0 of 75
3 Stars27 of 75
2 Stars45 of 75
1 Star3 of 75
0 Stars0 of 75
Bag of .....0 of 75
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