The Silver Line* HVS 4c
[The Silver Line, 1 kb]17m.

Rockfax Description
17m. The big arete. Start up its left-hand side. Scramble up easy ground to the wide break. Take the arete on its edge (good nuts) to where it eases, and finish in a good position. © ROCKFAX

FA. Stuart Cathcart, John Dee 5.78 May/1978

Photo: The Silver Line © anguskille
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This climb is in 82 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Hard going getting past the break. Looks easily protectable, but it's quite a strong move. Once past the crux it's very easy
matthew_ellis24 - TR dog - 15/Jul/14

aerobiee - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/14 with York uni

millingtonl551 - Lead RP - 18/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/May/14

Jaysquared69 - 2nd - 18/May/14 with Olly P

Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 05/May/14 with C Godfrey

Hidden - TR RP - 16/Apr/14

Hidden - TR RP - Apr/14

Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with robin

Robin Nichols - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Lobbed off the crux, definately NOT 4c. Don't expect a nice, slightly run HVS, although good gear protects the crux coming out the break. Annoyed not to get this, but not to upset as its definately more like E1/E2 5b.
ianstevens - Lead dnf - 02/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 01/Jan/13

Only one hard move on the entire climb and it isn't 4c, more like 5b! A bombproof medium wire protects it and the rest is easy and protectable (if a bit loose). Should be VS 5b to reflect this discontinuity. Have seen two E2 leaders wobble on this route.
Pete_Frost - Lead β - 14/Oct/12 with Ray Sparks

Hinchrn - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Matt Rust

not a wobble in sight! good mileage for Hinchy.
rustaldo - 2nd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Tom Hinch

Ray Sparks - 2nd - 13/Oct/12 with pete frost

not hvs 4c, block missing from big break 5b moves off the ledge to ok holds and then a bit more to gear. E1/2 5b
Ollie B - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with C.Radford

Couldn't stick the moves to the 2nd jug, need to try different approach!!
P Rogers - Lead dnf - 27/May/12 with matty

fell off pulling over break. Spent the rest of the day moaning. Decided to quit climbing and take up table tennis.
trants1 - 2nd dog - 20/Mar/12 with deklan

deklan - Lead - 20/Mar/12 with chris

Hidden - Lead dnf - 21/Feb/12

Tangerine_Kingdom - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Steve

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Jan/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/11

Hidden - Solo - 10/Sep/11

jmjw - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/11 with Bob B

Dino Dave - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/11

Smithy Smith - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Chris Wolf

Very easy for HVS, one 4c move, enough gear, but some lose rock towards the top!
Dan Geh - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/11 with josh smith, Adam Jordan

AMJ098 - 2nd - 08/Jun/11 with Dan Geh

Mattlamb90 - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11 with Luke

Andy_B39 - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Sam Marland

Quite nice, good holds, a little bit run out.
Sam Marland - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/11 with Andy Barnes

TiffTiff - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Charlie Main

John Tanner - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Ben Forbes

rushed crux and slipped, tricky move
caradoc - Lead - 13/Oct/10 with emma v.

grady - Lead O/S - Sep/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 10/Aug/10

nice climb shame bout top rope would be nice to lead it
treeminkies - TR - 28/Apr/10 with allan and neil

Neil Metcalfe101 - TR - 28/Apr/10 with Allan Mac & John (treeminkies)

The Green Giant - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Heather

HeatherF - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Alex

guido - 2nd - 2010

steven - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Brian Hull

Karlos - Lead O/S - 01/May/09 with Ben

neilpotter - TR O/S - 11/Apr/09 with pete wall

First HVS, bit exposed, felt good.
tbs105 - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Kat

nic42 - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Jack

Sgt. Vest - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/08

SaraKaikk - 2nd - 01/Oct/08 with James Rushforth

PanzerHanzler - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Adam W

Hidden - TR O/S - Jun/08

DeniseWootten - Lead - Jun/08 with Luke Walsh, Umbreen Ahmed, Paul Hendry

Needed hauling over the crux!!
Fatclimber - 2nd dog - 26/May/08 with Jason Garnham

Hidden - 2nd - 24/May/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

lee richards - Lead O/S - 2008 with robbo84

vincentvega - Lead - 2008 with danny robb

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/07 with Guy Buckingham

easy climb, good if your starting trad cz u crnt go wrong, although if you fall ur done 4 cz there's so many ledges to hit :S
anguskille - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Tom Fenwick

Interesting, i'm feeling a solo coming on...
smallerrich - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Tom Fenwick

Ben1983 - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07

andy tetsill - May/07

John Marsland - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Goi

danny 7a+ - 2nd - Mar/07 with kev ,dave

little trev - 2007

Hidden - 2007

A Crook - 2nd - 04/Jul/06 with Dom Stockton

BruceW - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/06 with Becca

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/05 with mike doyle

Clucky - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/05 with Drew Withey

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

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

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/99

smudge - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/97 with Rob

ColinD - Lead - 1997

Hidden - 1997

timjones - TR - 28/May/93

Hidden - 1990

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
James A.S Read, Mike Parker

Total votes cast 42
hard E10 of 15
E10 of 15
easy E10 of 15
hard HVS1 of 15
HVS5 of 15
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hard VS4 of 15
VS0 of 15
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5a2 of 15
easy 5a9 of 15
hard 4c1 of 15
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easy 4c0 of 15
hard 4b0 of 15
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easy 4b0 of 15
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