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Quality Street*** HVS 4c

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[Norm on Quality Street, 3 kb]A superb pitch packed with excellent holds and climbing and with the added benefit of a solid finish. One of Swanage's best HVSs. Move up the wall on great holds to a flake at 10m, before climbing rightwards on steeper ground to gain the fault-line (possible belay). Gain the steep wall on the left above the fault-line and take this to an overhang. Go left and up into a shallow corner with difficulty, before easier bridging and crack climbing finishes this memorable pitch. Low in the grade. © ROCKFAX
FA. R.J.Crewe, P.Charman 10.2.1974 10/Feb/1974

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Photo: Norm on Quality Street © Ybot Htulk
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This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 27 wishlists.

Kirill - 2nd rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Berta Lopez, Graham Dolman

mattc - 2nd O/S - 09/Dec/13

Kirill - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Mike Moss

mike.moss - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Kirill Spiridonov

Barry Kerslake - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Nat Kemp

Simply sensational from the bottom to the top.
wild_nomad - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Paul Day

climbtim - AltLd - 29/Aug/13 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 29/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Aug/13

Think I went too far left after the flake, but still, p2 was awesome!
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 18/Jul/13 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Apr/13

leglesslizard - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Peter Lovell - AltLd O/S - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - 2013

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Fun but soft for the grade especially as the gear was fairly decent. A little bit loose.
Edward Hastrop - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Sam Lands

Mad rock. Massive exposure.
mattyork2 - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Johnny Richard

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/12

One of the best pitches I have ever done.
Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Catrin Nichols

catrin289 - 2nd dog - 21/Jul/12 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/12

Monkey_Alan - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/12 with Chris Jones

Hidden - 2nd - 26/May/12

paultaylor - Lead O/S - 21/May/12 with Stu

Farily easy climbing but ran out of gear just after the break which made for a memorable finish! Fantastic route.
Nexonen - Lead O/S - 13/May/12 with Jake

Geoffers - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Lauren, Tim

Headjamm - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Tim, Geoffers

LukeyG - Lead - 24/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Mar/12

EmilyElouise - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/12

TommityP - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12

Tom led to the break, then backed off and escaped up Wall Street.
Monkey_Alan - 2nd dnf - 22/Jan/12 with Tom Thorne

Hidden - Lead dnf - 22/Jan/12

Ian JL - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

martin one - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Neil Nand

Good route, not overly technical but quite strenuous.
ElBarto - 2nd dog - 01/Oct/11 with Martin Lennon

Julian Prieto - Lead rpt - 01/Oct/11 with Ian Clifford

cliffy - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Julian Prieto

Steve27 - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Paul Wilson-Roberts

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11

AlexD - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with Ceri

Ceridwen - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/11 with Alex Dennis

Ali.B - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/11

timharrison - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Richy

trevor macalonan - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Phil Belcher

Phil Belcher - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Trev

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/11

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/11 with Trevor

Ali.B - Lead O/S - Mar/11

Hidden - 2011

steve taylor - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Pete Finklaire

Split into two pitches. Led first pitch. Did not do second pitch.
gibsond - AltLd dnf - 16/Oct/10 with Andre Clarke

sammycolon - 2nd - 26/Sep/10

A path at HVS.
Kevster - Lead - 25/Sep/10

Tightsgirl - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with DAJ

Monkey_Alan - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10 with Frodo Stickel

uncontrollable - 2nd rpt - 08/Aug/10 with Alan B

Hidden - 12/Jul/10

Geoffers - Lead - 02/Jul/10 with Tim

Alaric - Lead rpt - 11/Jun/10 with Ed

Ed Griffin - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/10 with Alaric

mick1jones - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 14/Mar/10

Fantastic route!
Graham Westbrook - Lead O/S - Mar/10

colkurtz - 2nd - Mar/10 with Adam, Robb

Hidden - 2010

Great route,lead in poor style by me though :) Partner pulled off a huge block about 8m from the top. Hit him in the leg but he ok.
Ybot Htulk - Lead - Nov/09 with Richard

First attempt at HVS - got pumped and peeled off then had to dog it on scond too as arms wrecked. Bit off more than I could chew this time but will be back!
Richard Morgan - 2nd dog - 31/Oct/09 with Toby Kluth

Richard Morgan - Lead dnf - 31/Oct/09 with Toby Kluth

Ceridwen - Lead - 19/Sep/09 with Mark

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/09

Ybot Htulk - 2nd - Aug/09 with Norman and Sonya

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/09 with Clare

Rollo - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/09 with Mike

Took too long placing gear and committing to moves, got very pumped and fell off on the last very steep bit (no strength left in arms!). :-( Got back on and finished it.
Julian Prieto - Lead dog - 18/Jun/09 with John Swain

Julian's first attempt at an HVS, took a superb lob from the move at the very top getting into the corner! Nice climbing on jugs.
JDSwain - 2nd O/S - 18/Jun/09 with Julian Prieto

mark89 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/09

cliffy - Lead O/S - 30/May/09 with Oli Dorrell

great climb on huge holds.
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 09/May/09 with davenev

simply quality
davenev - 2nd O/S - 09/May/09 with luke

Roped solo - did it in 3 pitches, first belay approx. 5m of the ground, to escape the waves and safe the ab-rope. Second belay at the faultline.
uncontrollable - Solo O/S - 02/May/09 with roped solo

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Lee

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/08 with helen gibson

Fantastic route, Exciting moves on great(soild) holds with excellent pro!! Memorable indeed!!!!
jamie ward - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/08 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/08

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Lisa Paling

lisapaling - 2nd β - 03/May/08 with Toby Dunford

jchenoweth - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Bob

awesome root, worth all the stars its got :D
ebunick - 2nd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Fat Al

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 2008

cracking route - worth every star!
Rob84 - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Sam Strong

SamStrong - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Rob Dyer

Geoffers - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Amy, Tim

Lead this in a single pitch, which all went pretty well apart from dropping a racking krab and three hexes into the sea.
clipskipper - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/07 with Kevin Knight

Very pumpy - should have taken the rest in the niche!
kevinknights - 2nd dog - 07/Jul/07 with Lee

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/May/07

Hidden - Lead - 28/May/07

Best climb I have done in swanage, clean rock with nice holds and great positions. sunny and warm evening and the my first HVS onsight in Swanage.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/07 with Paul Milton

Danos - Lead - Apr/07 with Barry

Chris Sansum - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/07 with Weilin Wang

Rob Kennard - 2007

Superb climb - huge holds all the way. Make sure you abb down well to the right of the abb post (looking out) so you don't end up dangling in free space over the sea, desperately swinging to get onto the boulder beach!
Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/06 with Nick Reason

ChrisBrooke - AltLd O/S - 21/Aug/06 with John Inkpen

First time on lead on this climb. Seconded first pitch and lead second - fantastic, a lovely route in a great setting.
clipskipper - AltLd rpt - 19/Mar/06 with Davey Boy

feilx - Lead O/S - 2006 with Tom K

Dorset - 2nd - 2006 with Neil Weymouth

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Dec/05

cem - Lead O/S - 10/Dec/05 with Graham Dolman

Very good route indeed, big holds and lots of gear, pleasantly mild for the grade. Lie down rest at half height!
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/05 with Max

ferdia - 2nd - 30/Oct/04 with Mike Mavrolean, Andrew Wielochowski

Felt confident after Wall Street, so thought I would try it. First HVS lead - although at bottom of it's grade!
Alaric - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/03 with John Wellbelove

Hidden - Lead - Nov/00

Tim M - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Jun/99

Adrian Daniels - AltLd - 19/Jun/99 with John Parrott, Steve Webster

CMacD - 1999

r0b - 2nd - 11/Sep/97 with Richard Smith

andyfeds - Lead - 30/Jul/97 with Andy C

Budge - Lead - 11/Apr/97 with Mike Oates

GuyM - 1996 with duncan saunders

mikej - 2nd - 28/Sep/95 with Mike Byles

colin milton - AltLd - 26/Aug/95 with eric milton

MoWalker3 - 29/Jun/92

Marti999 - Lead - 1992

kp64zl - Lead - Jul/91 with Dave A

steve taylor - 2nd - Aug/89 with Ket

Moses - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/87

Andy Chubb - 2nd - 10/May/87 with Jeremy Cole

DDDD - Lead O/S - 1987

Nigel Coe - TR - 07/Sep/86 with Tim Dunsby

Nigel Coe - 20/Jul/86 with Brian Wyvill

Nigel Coe - 2nd - 22/Apr/79 with Frank Farrell

turnerk - Lead O/S - 1978

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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 137 (0.7%)
Lead67 of 137 (48.9%)
Followed47 of 137 (34.3%)
Toproped1 of 137 (0.7%)
Alt Leads11 of 137 (8.0%)
Unknown10 of 137 (7.3%)

'Climbed'51 of 137 (37.2%)
clean O/S67 of 137 (48.9%)
clean β1 of 137 (0.7%)
clean rpt9 of 137 (6.6%)
dogged5 of 137 (3.6%)
dnf4 of 137 (2.9%)