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Gandhi VS 4b

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The route up the left-hand side of the open corner tends to be too dirty to be much fun. High in the grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. S.Blackman 1982
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Sandy, dirty and polished. Led to halfway then backed off before thoroughly shaming myself by dogging it as a second. Good to see others have struggled on it :-) Not sure what it is with layback corner cracks and me but they seem to be kicking my ar*e at the moment.
Giles Davis - 2nd dog - 20/Jul/14 with Vince Brown

mclancy50 - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14

Hidden - TR - 12/Jun/14

tapley - 2nd - 10/Jun/14 with Simon Tapley

Sandy
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 24/May/14 with Rachel Spraggs

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 24/May/14 with Matt Box

matt.stevenson - Lead - 04/May/14

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

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 03/Aug/13 with Pete Kelly

Quite polished now so 4c
Andy Chubb - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Nick Gregory

Dirty
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13 with ah

auld al - 2nd O/S - 23/May/13

I backed off, then Jen backed off, then it was my turn again!
Nexonen - Lead RP - 04/May/13 with Jen

JenDurden - 2nd - 04/May/13 with Andy Jordan

Roger Kirke - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13

VPJB - 2013

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Aug/12

grubes - 2nd - 22/Jun/12 with Dan

Sandy but actually quite pleasant climbing.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/12 with Luke Donaldson

Completely caked in sand / mud. Climbed the route when should have probably been sat back in John's van given the rain and the huge waves. Pretty exciting though
Jonny Nick - Lead O/S - 03/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - Apr/12

mhawk - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Paul Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/12

muzz44 - 2nd O/S - Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/12

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 2012

Rubbish, dirty and pretty damn hard for VS.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/11 with Dan

dpmUK - Lead dog - 14/Oct/11 with victim of mathematics

LardClimber - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Dave Williams

hels bels - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/11

fjellogpadleskole - Lead - 05/Aug/11

Hjort - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/11 with Sophie Wilmes

josephgrimwade - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Peter Stollery

frume - 2nd O/S - 24/May/11 with Ian

One rest - slacker!
PanzerHanzler - Lead dog - 29/Apr/11 with Bob Butcher

squicky - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/11 with spidey

Stefan_Morris - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Tom Fuller

Tom Fuller - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/11 with Stef Morris

Hardest VS I can remember. Don't know whether it was just down to the horrendous amount of dirt, dust and polish. Assides from that it's not actually bad climbing.
JezH - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11 with Jordan Senior

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/11

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

sonnenstern - Lead O/S - 2011 with Toby Vye

Hidden - 2011

JYates - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Liam

Rachel Slater - 2nd O/S - 03/May/10 with Chi Huo Cheng

Chi Cheng - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Rachel Stater

Richard Hall - 2nd O/S - 04/Apr/10 with Adam M

Matt Smith - Lead dnf - 21/Feb/10 with Robyn Tuerena

belay bunny turned bad - TR - 26/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/09

going going gone - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/09

horrible and dusty
EmmanuelF - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with richard and Laura

Quite strenuous due to polish and dust, ended up resting on a wire.
Steve Hill - Lead dog - 21/Jun/09 with Hywel Edwards

eagleopus - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/09 with Steve Hill

agree with pythonist on this one, jist crap.. although i was having a very bad day anyways.. certainly wont forget this day for a while..
fatbuoybazza - Lead dog - 24/May/09 with liv_the_div

dust blown into eyes, feet kept popping due to polish and generally had a hard time. a lot of my desperate gear placements fell out.
Ed morris - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with arthur

godusty - 08/May/09 with CLAIRE RICHARDSON

Richard Hession - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/08 with Stu

daviesp2 - 2nd - 03/Aug/08

Not that bad a climb enjoyed it on a nice dry sunny day. Dont expect it to be walk over though due to the polish on obvious holds but you dont have to use them.
DrIan - 2nd - 03/Aug/08 with juergen

Hidden - Lead - 03/Aug/08

Rose Williams - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with Gareth

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

RocknRoll - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Ramon Marin Martinez

Dry but very dusty
pelvoux - Lead O/S - 04/May/08 with Stephen

Very, very wet!
mrtom - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - 2nd - May/08

Mark Walter - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Sarah and Alex

haydng - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/08 with Rachel

btc - Lead - 23/Jun/07 with Heather Rogers

still wet!
Tim W - 2nd rpt - 02/Jun/07 with Oli Warren, Matthew Thomson

leerybunny - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Tim Wilkinson

Dirty, polished, and just generally sh*te (though very similar to Chieftain in the actual moves)
Pythonist - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Teddington

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

steve taylor - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 2007

if youre thinking of busting up this route instead of the escape chimney, dont bother. what a mess
david morse - TR - Aug/06

Disgusting
irish paul - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/06 with Rob Stich

Neil Henson - 2nd - 20/Jun/04 with Mark Collins

Sandy, wet and horrible
Tim W - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/04 with Darren Miller

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/03 with dan

Hammy - TR - 10/Aug/03

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/03

Different Steve - Lead O/S - May/02 with Rupert Holbrook

cornishben - Lead O/S - 2000 with Edouard Vincent

A bit of a sandbag. HVS 4c?
Rog Wilko - Lead - May/99

chris wyatt - 1998

simon kimber - TR - 1997 with Nick Kimber

Ian Jones - Lead O/S - Jul/95 with Roger Benton, Karen Ghiselli

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/95

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/94

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/92 with Rick Kerr

Andy Say - Lead - 15/Apr/92

very loose, dislodged many blocks and nearly killed ian. he payed rope out and ran to dodge blocks
Cowflinger - TR O/S - 23/Jul/91 with Ian

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/88 with Little Dean (Dean Gibbs)

Hidden - Lead - 1988

keefe - 18/Feb/86

Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead rpt - 1986

sablackman - Lead - 1982

Voting
Total votes cast 48
hard HVS0 of 18
HVS0 of 18
easy HVS13 of 18
hard VS3 of 18
VS2 of 18
easy VS0 of 18
hard HS0 of 18
HS0 of 18
easy HS0 of 18
hard 4c0 of 16
4c3 of 16
easy 4c9 of 16
hard 4b0 of 16
4b3 of 16
easy 4b1 of 16
hard 4a0 of 16
4a0 of 16
easy 4a0 of 16
3 Stars0 of 14
2 Stars0 of 14
1 Star4 of 14
0 Stars2 of 14
Bag of .....8 of 14
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Style of ascent

Lead56 of 100 (56.0%)
Followed32 of 100 (32.0%)
Toproped6 of 100 (6.0%)
Unknown6 of 100 (6.0%)

'Climbed'31 of 100 (31.0%)
clean O/S58 of 100 (58.0%)
clean rpt4 of 100 (4.0%)
clean RP1 of 100 (1.0%)
dogged5 of 100 (5.0%)
dnf1 of 100 (1.0%)