Devils Alternative* HVS 5a
12m. Enjoyable climbing up the shallow scoop that is best done using double ropes to take advantage of all the gear placements. © ROCKFAX
FA. Stuart Cathcart 3.4.80 03/Apr/1980
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This climb is in 65 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

marclloyd77 - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14 with Richard Sanford

r.greaves - Lead - 13/Sep/14 with neil

Hidden - Lead rpt - 23/Jul/14

SAF - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/14 with Phil

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jul/14

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

I liked the sequence through the middle section, possibly a bit reach-dependent. I expect there is gear in that bit but it would have interrupted the flow so I ran it out a bit.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 04/May/14 with Emily

GazzerM49 - Lead O/S - 03/May/14

Hidden - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/13

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/13

Nice route, easier than toccata next to it!
wazzalad20 - Lead O/S - Jun/13 with anna henshaw

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

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/13

Really good climb and chuffed to have nailed it first go. Apparently said to be E1, not sure how though.
jandyd05 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Julie Anglesea

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/12

Hidden - 26/Jun/12

Roger Cruse - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Mark

myoung - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Roger Cruse

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/May/12

Climbed in a freezing wind and spitting rain.
phardman - 2nd O/S - 11/May/12 with Guy Maddox

Hidden - Lead - 11/May/12

Still enjoyable. Apparently gear placements weren't as easy on other climbs. Felt easier climbing than earlier HS (lay me back) although that may be a combination of different style and the fact that lay me back is in need of some gardening.
lizzyb - 2nd β - 26/Mar/12 with Chris Mitchell

migs493 - 2nd β - 11/Jul/11 with Chris M

annetweddell - Lead - 05/Jul/11 with Jeff

John Postlethwaite - 2nd rpt - 26/Jun/11 with John and Nicky

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Harry Thorpe

Harry Thorpe - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Laurence Everitt

Beautiful route worth stars. Easy in the grade?
lizzyb - 2nd O/S - 31/May/11 with David Anderson

John Postlethwaite - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with liam

lrandall - 2nd - 06/Apr/11 with Dave Anderson

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

donkster - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/11 with ben, DaveNW

spidey - Lead - 12/Mar/11 with Jimmy

jimbonfire - 2nd - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/10

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

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/09 with Julian Becker

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

porridgefan - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Joe Ward

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/09

mr mills - Lead O/S - 24/May/09 with Gareth

datoon - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/09 with K

khawk - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with DT

Rich35 - 2nd - 2009

daveagriff - 2nd - 2008

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 27/Oct/07 with Mark the Boulderer

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/07

steve mee - 2nd - 07/Aug/07 with Andy Petner

Heddwyn - 2nd - 20/Feb/07 with Dan

Dan 85 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/07 with Heddwyn

Hidden - Lead - 2007

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

dicky79 - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/06 with Pete

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 2006

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 12/May/05 with rob geaves

Was E1 at the time. Thanks a lot Mark and Lee.
steve mee - Lead β - 02/Apr/05 with Mich Mee

mrsmish - Lead - 02/Apr/05 with Ali

NeilGriffiths - 29/Aug/00 with Phil Kendon

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Roget - 2nd O/S - 29/Mar/97 with baccy

smudge - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/94

Hidden - 2nd - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 27/Aug/85

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