Kinberg*** VS 4c
[DS on Kinberg, 06/06., 2 kb]18m.

Rockfax Description
12m. The best route of this grade in the valley and well worth the walk up. Bridge up the superbly positioned groove with the feeling that the entire world is beneath your feet. There is a thread belay at the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. Stuart Cathcart, P.Stott 19.8.80 19/Aug/1980

Ticklists: The 100 Best UK VS routes?, Clwyd Limestone Top 50 List, UK Classic Corners.

Photo: DS on Kinberg, 06/06. © tonton
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This climb is in 120 logbooks, and on 15 wishlists.

g1m147 - 2nd - 27/Sep/15 with Mick.

Joe led
DubyaJamesDubya - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/15 with Joe Harris

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/15

FreddieSmith - 2nd β - 03/Aug/15 with Sam Milner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15

this is not a 3 star classic, loose and had a fall on very poor gear due to lowering as blocks were loose.
r.greaves - Lead - 24/May/15 with Ian smith

D.botts87 - Lead O/S - 21/May/15 with John Postlethwaite

Roger Cruse - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/14 with Kris

Definitely beyond my skills to lead this route at this stage, but top roped it ok.
matthew_ellis24 - Lead O/S - 23/Sep/14

Bridging is the key. No dramas this time.
martin c - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/14 with Katy W

Pkrynicki1984 - 2nd - Jul/14

DanielGyi - 2nd - 12/Jun/14 with Dan Williams, James Oakes, Dom Pearce

James Oakes - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/14 with Dom Pearce, Dan Williams, Dan Gyi

danwilliams99 - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/14 with James Oakes

The column of tottering blocks on the left is a pretty cool feature - I put a sling round it for a laugh... Good, thoughtful bridging above with gear wherever you want it. Combined with the feeling of exposure, definitely worth the visit. I think fair for the grade, though might feel a bit out there for a new VS leader.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Emily

Very good indeed. I didn't have a problem with the loose looking start. Thoughtful bridging with the odd strenuos pull.
D Berry - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Claire Berry

Pkrynicki1984 - 2nd - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd β - 04/Sep/13

MDowson - Lead - 27/Aug/13 with sam webb

Rather blocky at the bottom
harold walmsley - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/13 with Colin Struthers

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/May/13

andy tetsill - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Shrewsbury MC

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

the dodgy looking rock at the start can be avoided followed by excellent climbing to the top just be careful topping out more loss rock
vinspin - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with leroybrown

andybirtwistle - 2013

3 star
gazj1986 - 2nd - 2013

neilh - 2013

SamHallam - Lead - 2013

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12

did seconf first but due to not being able to ab off and retreive gear i had to second, lead clean after and would of lead without seconding no prob's. honest
mdg skidmore - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with joe penfold

scylla750 - 2nd - 20/Jul/12 with spillers

Spillers - Lead - 20/Jul/12 with Chris Burwood

Lead clean on sight. Scary loose looking blocky tower on left, better above. Bridged virtually all the way up. Plenty of good gear, apart from run out but easy exit to the left.
Landy_Dom - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Mike Bailey

nacmacfeeglexx08 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Dominic Gallagher

Roger Cruse - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/12 with Mark & Helen

TCarrick - Lead - 29/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/11

The Dangler - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/11

lower section has some very sketchy looking loose rock which is best avoided!upper section is fantastic climbing in a great position!
jon_gill1 - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with john ripley

ads - Lead - 04/Sep/11

Mattlamb90 - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/11

Tibbett - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/11 with Matty Lamb

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/11

Worth the stars, great route!
Mattlamb90 - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Luke

RCrockford - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 10/May/11 with Rachel Takacs

Frightening in that situation but good climbing
Takacs - 2nd - 10/May/11 with Laurence Everitt

mksmith35 - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with John Niven

Worth its 3 stars. 'Jenga' does sound about right though, be careful what you weight.
MarkRoe - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Ryan McGlen

JohnBear - Lead - 23/Apr/11 with Smithy

mcglenr25 - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Mark Roe

Ruddy brilliant! Some fragile looking jugs near the start ...don't pull too hard!
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/11 with Sean

mattfarr - Lead O/S - 2011 with Liam, Paul

DubyaJamesDubya - Lead O/S - Sep/10 with Andrew Bevan

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

Excellent route!
Ali H - Lead - 22/Jun/10 with Willson

stewart roberts - Lead - 16/Jun/10

Gwyneth - 2nd - 16/Jun/10 with Stewart

NeilGriffiths - 15/May/10 with Adam

A Crook - 2nd - 15/May/10 with Neil Griffiths

stewart roberts - Lead - 27/Apr/10

Gwyneth - 2nd - 27/Apr/10 with Stewart

Tomprusk - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09

Pete Horn - Lead - 27/Sep/09 with Charles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09

cem - 2nd - 27/Sep/09 with Pete Horn

3 star Jenga tower! Nice route.
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/09 with Roel, Ellen Cobby

Ellen Cobby - 2nd - 26/Sep/09 with Adam Booth

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/09

Quality route, really good climbing all the way, with plenty of good gear, and lots of bridged rests. Holds are never really jugs till the top, but its never that hard.
Sam1991 - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09 with Mark

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/09

stevemcg - Lead - 28/May/09 with John

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/09

After a second time, absorbing climbing, but if not for the exposure would be HS. Stacks of gear.
willson - Lead - 20/Apr/09 with ben

mattish2000 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Nick and Nick H

Lovely, the polish makes the hand jams comfy
willson - Lead - 19/Mar/09 with ben

richardhopton - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with Lee Richards

Rich35 - 2nd - 2009

Finally got the 50mph winds promised when I was about half way up
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/08 with Will Nicholls

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/08

dts - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/08 with Andy Taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/08

porridgefan - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/08 with Gareth Borthwick

gareth scott borthwick - Lead O/S - 08/Feb/08 with Heddwyn Fletcher

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

lee richards - Lead O/S - 2008 with robbo84

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2008

Ed Booth - Lead - 2008

EAYL - Lead - 05/Oct/07 with Andy

OffshoreAndy - 2nd - 05/Oct/07 with UKC Ed

thomasholyoak - Lead - 15/Apr/07

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Lisa Paling

LiLaMont - 2nd β - 31/Mar/07 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/06

g1m147 - Lead - 23/Jul/06 with Paul Hutton

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jul/06

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/06

thomasholyoak - 2nd - Jun/06 with DS

shoulders - Lead - 28/May/06 with ben, mart, andy sharp

Hidden - 2006

steve prior - Lead - Mar/05 with Andy C

unfit - Lead - 17/Jul/02 with ruth

Lead with Gwyneth 22/08/01
Mark Wright - 2nd - 26/Jul/00 with Gareth Hughes

Roget - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/98

frost - 2nd - Jun/98 with M Pritchard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/97

colin milton - Lead - 14/May/96 with eric milton

Shaved Atom - Lead O/S - 1996

whispering nic - Aug/95

smudge - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/94 with Rob

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/93

Mick King - 28/Apr/91 with Mark Lavender, Pete Hankinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1990

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/88 with dave hatcher

Nigel Bond - Lead - 30/Jun/87 with Martin Cash

wynaptomos - Solo - Jul/84

Nigel Bond - Lead - 11/Aug/83 with Stuart Cathcart

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
spalice, AngelaC, erbridger, Phil Layton, Stephen Shaw, jonnybull, Robbie Massey, Knoxy, groovy_nut, Matty

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