Intensity** HVS 5a
[delicately working my way through the tricky top section of Intensity , 3 kb]11m.

Rockfax Description
11m. An intimidating but classic test piece requiring a forthright approach. Battle up the steep wide crack using a variety of jams and face holds. © ROCKFAX


FA. J Hesketh, H Tinkler 1962, one of the first routes to be climbed on the crag and certainly the hardest route in the valley for its day, a superb achievement.

Ticklists: Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

Photo: delicately working my way through the tricky top section of Intensity © Matt thomas
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 41 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

A character-building route. A strenuous start leads to more strenous climbing above, followed by a strenuous finale.
Hexman - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15

deejmonkey - Lead - 01/Aug/15 with len

Hidden - Lead - 2015

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Nov/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Nov/12

metal arms - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

helenstuart - 2nd β - 27/May/12 with Mike

Back for clean ascent!
climbinmunkey - Lead rpt - 27/May/12 with Helen

Mike W - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12

Mike W - 2nd - 20/May/12

Hidden - Lead - 10/Mar/12

dmannion - Lead β - 2012

jmjw - Lead dog - 20/Aug/11 with Bob B

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - Aug/11 with duncan

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Ruth Buckberry

Got gripped, got pumped then rested on the rope just under the crux. Found the crux was quite easy once I trusted the small footholds. Ended up doing the crux 3 times while I retrieved the gear I weighted while resting. Gear is solid.
climbinmunkey - Lead dog - 02/May/11 with Ken, Helen

cleft88 - Lead - May/11 with Ozzy

Anthony Dixon - Lead - 20/Mar/11

Hidden - 18/Jul/10

ndraper1 - Lead - Oct/09

The hardest HVS ive done on limestone. More like a grit route, without fricton.
willson - 2nd - 11/Jun/09 with ben

Rich35 - 2nd - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead - Mar/08

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

Hidden - 2006

Mark Riley - Lead O/S - Jun/05

shoulders - Lead - 15/Jun/03 with mike shewring, dai

jimshrimp - TR - 19/Sep/02

unfit - Lead - 17/Aug/02 with matt allport

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jan/00

smudge - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/96 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 09/Oct/94

John Marsland - Lead - 20/Jul/94 with David Aird

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1994

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/87 with pete roberts

Hidden - 2nd - 1986

Nigel Bond - Lead - 03/Aug/85 with Martin Cash

neilh - 2nd - 23/Jun/85 with dave croker

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/84

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Garston, ColinD, Mike Parker

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Total votes cast 43
hard E10 of 14
E10 of 14
easy E12 of 14
hard HVS11 of 14
HVS1 of 14
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VS0 of 14
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hard 5b0 of 16
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