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Open Book** S 4a

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[Open Book, just before the antics at the loose block., 2 kb]12m. The central line of the recessed bay has some fine climbing but be very careful with the large triangular block at half height. © ROCKFAX
The Large block has now fallen off leaving a small dirty ledge but the grade is the same.
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Photo: Open Book, just before the antics at the loose block. © allysingo
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 216 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/14

SAF - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Phil

I struggled half way up where the wobbly block used to be, but made it in the end!
matthew_ellis24 - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

bendevonport - Lead - 24/Feb/14

Will Sheaff - 2nd - 08/Oct/13 with Lee lewis

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Sep/13

My first climb...completed twice.
Soni - TR - 29/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Aug/13

Mick Cassidy - 2nd - 14/Aug/13 with Dom, Jimbo

mitch - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Dave Hollins

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13

RikPotts - 2nd - 07/Jul/13

ryan_naked24 - 2nd - 05/Jul/13

ads - Lead - 04/Jun/13 with Julie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

Takacs - 2nd O/S - 31/May/13 with James Dexter

0ddba11 - 2nd - May/13

Mick Cassidy - Lead - 20/Apr/13 with Jimbo

Mick Cassidy - 2nd - 20/Apr/13 with Jimbo

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/13

great climb
gazj1986 - Lead - 2013

paul horabin - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/Sep/12

stoo2k - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Craig

rockjedi - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Stuart Owen

Gerallt Owain - 2nd O/S - 10/Aug/12 with Cellan Lewis

0ddba11 - Lead - Aug/12

still a nice route and not a bad warm up climb
JasonV - Lead - 27/Jul/12 with Jon

First Climb after the wettest June ever.
Panick - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jun/12

turbojames - 2nd - 30/May/12

Nice. did in approach shoes
climbinmunkey - 27/May/12 with Andy, Helen

good line with awkward moves
Panick - Lead - 20/May/12

Good little warm up - didn't recognise it at first - now i see the wobbly block has gone since i lead this the other year.
lizzyb - 2nd rpt - 16/May/12 with Chris Mitchell

Mattlamb90 - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Tibbett

steven_daniels99 - Lead O/S - 13/May/12

belaleaderdave - Lead - 06/May/12

dippyhannah - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Ian Allaway

iallaway - Lead β - 27/Mar/12 with Hannah Wright

Darron - 25/Mar/12

Templeton Adams - Lead - 10/Mar/12 with Admiral Steel, Darren H

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Mar/12

TCarrick - Lead - 05/Dec/11

cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11 with Jess Campbell

Wobbly block has gone.
Neil D - 2nd rpt - 19/Nov/11 with Aileen (OUMC)

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/11

tcn_2002 - 2nd - 19/Nov/11

Lear - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Ben Fleet

seb m-c - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11 with Martin Callaghan

very wet day made smearing v difficult
nacmacfeeglexx08 - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Dominic Gallagher

Lead on sight. Harder than it looked (cold and raining!) Hand jams and poor smears.
Landy_Dom - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11 with Mike Bailey

-restless- - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Bryn Parry

Wolfy1987 NEWMC - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11

Gabe Oliver - 2nd O/S - 13/Sep/11 with Seb Boulton Oliver

Luke Owens - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/11 with Leon Bowen

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Sep/11

Draper - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/11

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

Hidden - TR rpt - Jul/11

Peter Metcalfe - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with Cath Sullivan

Rampikino - Lead - 19/Jun/11 with Cat

Neil D - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Beth Hodgett

Betha. - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Neil D

deklan - Lead - 24/May/11 with chris

trants1 - 2nd - 24/May/11 with deklan

jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - 2nd - 21/May/11

Adam Hughes - Lead O/S - 04/May/11

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with Jim MEC

rhysllyw - Lead - 02/May/11

Hidden - Lead - May/11

GF - Lead - 16/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Apr/11

A bit harder than the given grade if you avoid pulling on the errant block.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 09/Apr/11

spooksthehorse - TR - 01/Mar/11 with Trev

rhysllyw - 2011

Wet, slippy and horrible, climb was too
mhawk - 2nd O/S - 14/Dec/10 with Greg.Owen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Dec/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 14/Nov/10

ndraper1 - Lead - Nov/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Oct/10

mynyddresident - 2nd - 30/Sep/10 with Kelly

Katy Nelson - 18/Sep/10 with Lawrence Ramsey

Lenny - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Ian W.

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

dts - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Andy Taylor

came down, did not trust wobbly flake
r.greaves - Lead - 30/Aug/10 with james carney

There's more than 1 loose block. The one at the top wobbles significantly if you pull on it.
Mark Salter - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/10 with Gareth Lewis

bendy wendy - Lead - Aug/10

made harder by the wobbly boulder mid way up the crack ****BEWARE, IT WILL GO******
stvredmond - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/10 with Andy Jones

vincentvega - Lead - 27/Jun/10 with danny robb

Wobbly block a bit hairy....
lizzyb - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Dan Styles, Chris Wood

Hidden - Lead dog - 05/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/May/10

nige - Solo - 25/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/10

Tomprusk - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10

barni - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/10 with Paul James, Liam fleming

liam jay - Lead - Apr/10

@ndyM@rsh@ll - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Matty Saunders

Chucky_Saunders - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/10

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Tess Baston

The block is very loose. Climber around it which made it a bit more tricky.
DaveWarren - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/09 with Sam mallows

simozzer - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/09 with Cass

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09

Jillybean - Lead - 18/Oct/09 with Sarah

climbing_wiggy - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/09 with Whitey

looked good but terrible moving rock
theking696 - Lead - 13/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/09

ndraper1 - Oct/09

alwyn101 - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/09 with Simon Roberts

gary.barr - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Ally Singleton

Hidden - Lead - 19/Sep/09

Spillers - 2nd - 06/Sep/09 with Jake

Jakey4060 - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Tom Silsbury

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/09

Leigh Phillips - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/09 with Colin Martin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/09

Ali H - Lead - 05/Aug/09 with Tim

Trobbo - Lead - 18/Jul/09 with martin dale

stevemcg - Lead - 23/May/09 with sarah

franny - 2nd O/S - 23/May/09 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd - 09/May/09

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

AndyM-LVB - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Richard Hopton

andrewineichen - 2nd O/S - 28/Mar/09 with jenny dodd / dave bold

sleavesley - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Tom Shooter

Hidden - Lead - 07/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead - 2009

richardhargreaves - Lead - 2009

grady - Lead O/S - 2009

Rich35 - Lead - 2009

Sally Lisle - 2009

Dafydd Jones - 2nd - 24/Nov/08

SPA Ass
barni - Lead O/S - 20/Nov/08 with ronnie

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Nov/08

thompson1000 - Lead - 20/Nov/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

jonski21 - 2nd dog - 18/Oct/08 with dsjms

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/08 with lorna

Ashapalan - Lead - 10/Aug/08 with ad

adam06 - 2nd - 10/Aug/08 with dave carr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/08

EAYL - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with James Holmes

EAYL - 2nd - 12/Jun/08 with James Holmes

Welshy - Lead - 12/Jun/08 with EAYL

Welshy - 2nd - 12/Jun/08 with EAYL

Noodles30 - Lead - Jun/08

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/May/08

Dominic Ross - Lead - May/08 with Rebecca Wilkinson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 26/Apr/08

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/08 with Bob/Nic

willson - 2nd - Apr/08 with Joss

little trev - Lead - 03/Mar/08

SteveM - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/08 with Kat

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/07

dcomeau - 2nd O/S - 23/Sep/07 with Steve Dunn

EAYL - Lead - 05/Sep/07 with matt owen

MattOwen - 2nd - 04/Sep/07 with Ed Young

TobyA - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/07 with Fex Wazner

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/May/07

Matty - Solo O/S - 12/May/07

Hidden - 2nd - 01/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07

jepotherepo - 16/Apr/07 with gary thomas

Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/07 with Ed Booth

Ed Booth - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with Adam Booth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/07

spacey - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with jo macey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/07

MDowson - Lead - 28/Mar/07 with Richard Hargreaves

jossa - 2nd - Mar/07 with Moley

mje1398 - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/07 with John M

fran04 - 2nd - 2007

Hidden - Lead - 24/Sep/06

Tom M Williams - Lead - 30/Jul/06 with Mick

Rampikino - Lead - 23/Jun/06 with Cat

warringtonade - 2nd - 07/Jun/06 with Joss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/06

MDowson - 2nd - 2006 with Richard Hargreaves

Hidden - Lead - 2006

BlueJohn - Lead - Mar/05 with Claire Owen

Si dH - 2nd O/S - 15/Dec/04 with Alison Ingleby

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Dec/04

D Berry - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/04 with Claire Berry

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/May/04

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/02

D Berry - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/00 with Claire Berry

D Berry - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/00 with Claire Berry

John Marsland - 2nd - 22/May/99 with Ant Williams

Roget - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/97 with jon

colin milton - 2nd - 13/May/96 with eric milton

Big Rik - 1995

smudge - Lead O/S - 11/May/94

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/94

nigehughes - Lead - Apr/88 with Mark Troy

RichardMc - Solo - 25/Oct/87

michael burrows - Solo - 21/Jun/87

Nigel Bond - Lead - 08/Feb/87 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 1987

Hidden - Lead - 1986

Nigel Bond - Lead - 11/Nov/84 with Martin Crosby

wynaptomos - Solo - Jun/84

Nigel Bond - Lead - 05/Dec/83 with Nick

Nigel Bond - Lead - 06/Feb/83 with Charlie Leverton

Hidden - Lead - 1980

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S23 of 29
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hard 4b0 of 19
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 216 (4.6%)
Lead132 of 216 (61.1%)
Followed63 of 216 (29.2%)
Toproped3 of 216 (1.4%)
Unknown8 of 216 (3.7%)

'Climbed'110 of 216 (50.9%)
clean O/S93 of 216 (43.1%)
clean β2 of 216 (0.9%)
clean rpt9 of 216 (4.2%)
dogged2 of 216 (0.9%)