Nightmare HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
A badly-named route starting at a wide groove right of the roof. Climb the groove easily to ledges (possible belay). Finish up the pleasant slim groove above. © ROCKFAX


FA. J.Williams 30.6.79 30/Jun/1979
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Well worth a look. But not now as a gull and chicks are on the belay after pitch 1. Top pitch is really good. Quite technical in places. Heel hook... lol. Easy 1 star. Shame about the nest.
luke glaister - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with casey johns

An enjoyable climb.
hotfeet - AltLd - 22/May/15 with jason smeeth

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/15

mike lawrence? - Lead - 09/Apr/15 with Metal

Done in two, thought it was rather nice really, low in the grade.
Nathan Chrismas - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/15 with Lucas

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/14

Woody63 - 2nd - 08/Aug/14 with Dave W

Robin Brooke - Lead - Aug/14 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - AltLd - Aug/14 with Robin Brooke

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

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/14

Finished up Zero Hour to avoid an angry gull - must come back for the top of Nightmare though as it looks great. The Combination we did was a really good option in its own right and probably somewhere around HVS 4c/5a
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Mel

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Paul Black

Bry - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Chris Hind

Hidden - Apr/14

Stefan_Morris - AltLd rpt - 23/Mar/14 with Edmundmorris

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/13

Hidden - 2013

Jams Crwca - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/12 with Craig

Interetsing route, a bit disjointed. Start up to ledge is pretty easy but feels a little bold. Obvious belay so we broke it in 2 ptiches. Imagine there would have been a lot of rope drag otherwise. 2nd pitch much nicer, interesting rock and good layback, bridging and a few undercuts thrown in, nicely technical and 3d. Gear is there but some is a bit fiddly and some pieces just ok. Best to sprint to the top!
andyjirvin - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/11

Dave Rumney - Lead - 02/Oct/11 with Tanya Milner

Brilliant!
Dizz - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/11 with steve gandy, toby knight

gravity - 2nd - 22/Aug/11 with Steve Gandy, Liz Fowler

Stefan_Morris - AltLd rpt - 29/Jul/11 with Edd

Edd Reed - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11 with Stef Morris

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/10

Brannock - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/10

Nearly pulled off a block the size of a fridge!!
Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Will Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/10

PaulHarris - AltLd - 12/Jun/10

Badly named - this is a lovely route
clipskipper - 2nd O/S - 23/May/10 with Davey Boy

Ed morris - AltLd - 19/Jul/09 with Ronan Kemp

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Feb/09

dansmonkeytroubles - 2nd dog - Feb/09 with Dave Reaney

morris625 - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with pat

Stefan_Morris - 2nd O/S - Jun/08 with pat lowman

Led first pitch, then had to retreat due to repeated dive bombing by an angry herring gull! A well-named route :)
Caralynh - Lead - 11/May/08 with John2

Bern - 2nd - 03/May/08 with Andy Mos

Bob Loblaw - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Dave Reaney

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/07

RichS-Bristol - 2007

willjones - Lead O/S - 2007

Shad - Lead - 2007

janegallwey - Lead - 2007

Hidden - Jul/06

Urgles - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/06 with Chris j

chris j - 2nd O/S - 31/May/06 with Mark Davies

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 01/May/06 with Martin Hore

shoulders - Lead - 11/Sep/05 with mike shewring

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/05

Andy Barwell - 2nd - Jun/05 with Martin Lane

LC - Lead O/S - May/05

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/04

chris wyatt - 2nd O/S - 2003 with Dave Reaney

cem - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/02 with Rob Smithies

Hidden - 16/Apr/00

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/99

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 31/Aug/98 with Louise Pellett

Hidden - Lead - 28/Mar/97

Hidden - 1994

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 31/Jul/92 with Alison Dorey

Nigel Coe - Lead - 1992 with John Walmsley

Voting
Total votes cast 34
hard E10 of 12
E10 of 12
easy E10 of 12
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS7 of 12
easy HVS5 of 12
hard VS0 of 12
VS0 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 11
5b0 of 11
easy 5b0 of 11
hard 5a0 of 11
5a9 of 11
easy 5a2 of 11
hard 4c0 of 11
4c0 of 11
easy 4c0 of 11
3 Stars1 of 11
2 Stars4 of 11
1 Star4 of 11
0 Stars1 of 11
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