Lunakhod*** HVS 5a
[Rachel high on Lunakhod, 2 kb]40m. One of the Culm Coast's greatest lines - both intimidating and sustained. A good number of cams is needed. Start below the steepening corner on the left of the face. Photo opposite. 42m. Follow the corner past an awkward initial section to below the smooth-walled upper corner. Climb the sustained corner-crack to the small upper overhang, pull over this to reach the top just above. © ROCKFAX
FA. Keith Darbyshire 30.4.71 30/Apr/1971

Ticklists: Kernow, West Country Climbs, UK Classic Corners, Ultimate HVS ticklist, Alex's Cornwall and Devon ticklist.

Photo: Rachel high on Lunakhod © graeme thomson
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This climb is in 281 logbooks, and on 60 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/14

Spooky route needing lots of big gear
Stone Muppet - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with jg

Lee_Meaden - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/14

markfromstoke - 2nd - 01/Sep/14 with Pete H, Ian

ian d f - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/14 with Pete H, Mark

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/14

Really good climb - Just keep s coming at you
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with rich

Some hollow sounding flakes!
AlexD - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/14 with Ed

timreynolds - Lead - 27/Jul/14 with Steve Taylor

gg4419 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Nick Stephens

nickstephens - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Gareth Greeves

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/14

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/14

Wow, very memorable and slightly scary route, particularly as Gav got dived bombed by falcons (?) at the top.
oddtoast - 2nd - 11/Jul/14 with Gav

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/14

francois - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

3kidsandanorton - 2nd - 21/Jun/14 with Diccon Proctor

R2B - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Charlotte

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14

After work - I found the crux at the start of the final crack, not the overhang. Top route. (and a damn site better than my last Keith Derbyshire route (Hassle at Wrangles)
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 21/May/14 with Mike Thorpe

CurlyStevo - 2nd - 17/May/14 with clipskipper

Great line, and a great belay at the top. Steady, and needs a good supply of mid-range cams.
clipskipper - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Curly Stevo

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

Sophie Nunn - 2nd rpt - 03/May/14 with Tim .

Mark Kemball - Lead - 23/Jan/14 with Iain Peters

Frank the Husky - 2014

Hidden - 2014

kingholmesy - 2nd O/S - 2014 with Mark the vet

Hidden - 2nd - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

Tubs - Lead rpt - 22/Sep/13 with Stuart, AJM

AJM - 2nd β - 22/Sep/13 with Stuart Fox, Tom Lambert

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Sep/13

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/13

Hidden - Lead - 25/Aug/13

Adele lead.
masa-alpin - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/13 with Dave W-J, Adele L

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/13

Fantastic climb. Looks intimidating from a distance, but there is a crack for climbing and protection up the right side lower down. Plenty of places for rests, and the top-out is fun, with large holds. You need lots of large and medium-large cams - I took 3 of each.
kim.mulji - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Ian Cramman

Intimidating appearance and quite pumpy but there are great holds and good gear all the way up. Never too technical or hard - lower end HVS 5a? Fabulous climb though and a good steady lead by Kim.
oscaig - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/13 with Kim Mulji

Matthew Robinson - 2nd - 06/Aug/13 with Nico

RCrockford - 2nd - 27/Jul/13 with Mike B

Tala M - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Mike Brookes

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/13

Grabtheslab - Lead - 24/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 20/Jul/13

Such good moves and a great top out.
Dilwat - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Tom M

super pumpy climbing,a nice cool location for a hot day
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Dilwat

LukeyG - Lead - 09/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/13

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Burton

ferdia - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Andy

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/13

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

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

Simon lead. I jammed all the way. Great route.
masa-alpin - 2nd β - 26/May/13 with Simon P, Luke A

paultaylor - 2nd - 18/May/13 with Will I Am

awesome, some unnerving wobbly flakes at mid height. sustained the whole way. found boomer hand jams at the top
will moy - Lead O/S - 18/May/13 with paul taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 06/May/13

Really nice, looked intimidating on lead!
Joel Perkin - 2nd O/S - 06/May/13 with Big Rob

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

Awesome climbing on a great line!! The scariest part is abbing off the thousand pieces of tat and rusty biners. I added my spare maillon in the mix.
alexjz - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Jon Ayrton

stuart34 - 2nd - 05/May/13 with mel b

robgixer - 2nd - May/13

AidanMorris - Lead O/S - May/13

stuart34 - 2nd - 27/Apr/13 with t moore

Hanging belay faff, apart from that pretty cool. Move at the top is fine.
demarcation86 - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Stu Piolet

ejected - 2013

Graham Westbrook - 2nd - 13/Sep/12

Rob84 - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/12 with Ben Wolstenholme, Rob Adie

Mayo - Lead - 06/Sep/12

Steves first HVS and what a one to do!
Alex the Alex - 2nd - Sep/12

Bex_M - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Duncan Dunbar

Nice steady climbing, scary place...
The_Boy_ODwyer - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Ian Lau

Stunning, one of the best HVSs I've ever done. Shame it started to drizzle as we abseiled off as so much more to do here...
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Becky E

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

Becky E - 2nd O/S - 12/Aug/12 with Graeme Hammond

First ever HVS... Amazing route and a fun race against the tide!
Steve Mooney - Lead - Aug/12

rustaldo - 2nd rpt - 29/Jul/12 with Lewis

Lewis Stewart - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/12

First route and what a cracker. Gets harder as you get higher and a great finish round the overhang at the top.
crispycodd - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Stephen Venables

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/12

A proper top climb, with a little hart bracket of a move right at the top, just when your nice and pumped. Oh and for finding this crag, don't put Combe into your sat nav. You will bitaly disappointed. Put stibb in instead. Gets you much closer.
Hinchrn - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Matt Rust

Great lead for Hinchy, his first HVS! Never too strenuous, one harder move at the top. Had an epic finding the crag in zero vis.
rustaldo - 2nd O/S - 26/Jun/12 with Tom Hinch

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jun/12

Spearos - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/12 with Mike

timdi - Lead - Jun/12

Pippa - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Jim Brooke, Richard

Jim Brooke - Lead - 12/May/12 with Pip

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/12

misterb - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with cherry

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Apr/12

tobydunford - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/12 with Toby Pitts Tucker

Hidden - Lead rpt - 02/Apr/12

Awesome route great exposure, sustained with good gear, just take lots of it!
bigdan050 - Lead O/S - Apr/12

burto - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with emilie techer, tom powell

Mr Powly - Lead O/S - 26/Feb/12 with Hertha

Pete Graham - 2nd - 26/Feb/12 with Ben Silvestre

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 2012

adie84 - 2012

Mark Kemball - Lead - 25/Nov/11 with Lee Bartrop

Best HVS I've ever done!
dannyboy83 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11 with Little Chris

Tom Seccombe - Lead rpt - 23/Oct/11 with tim exley

scary layback at the top
tim exley - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11 with Tom Secombe

mark schramm - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11

nroyal - AltLd O/S - 15/Oct/11

chris ebbutt - 2nd - 15/Oct/11 with Nick

Lyndsay Superclimber - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Mark S

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Sep/11

Brilliant line,steady until crux at very top
just one more - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/11 with Phil K

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Sep/11

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/11 with Stu

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/11

soph - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Helena Robinson

mark20 - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11

CRiddiford - Lead rpt - 30/Aug/11 with Mark

Very intimidating, lots of gear (large/huge wires) but I found nuts pulling through the sandstone somewhat unnerving. Technically I thought it was fine, I was a bit fazed though.
lithos - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Pete Bradshaw

Great route, although a bit intimidating, it's not as hard as it looks and is top quality bridgelastic from floor to ceiling.
petecallaghan - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Neil Rigiani

A rather intimidating climb at first sight but it turned out to be an excellent climb with good gear and holds.
Neil Rigiani - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/11 with Pete Callaghan

A good route, the longest belay of my life. Spent a long time removing a cam.
James Oswald - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/11 with Chris White

wi11 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11 with Rob G

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Emma Hawkins

Fran S8 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/11 with john nightingale

mary - 2nd - 06/Aug/11

As promised to Mary.
MoWalker3 - 06/Aug/11 with Quiet Ian

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/11 with CarolineH

The corner keeps coming at you. And the crux moves at the top were quite tasty
francois - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Chawn

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/11

brillant,don't miss this one!
dale1968 - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/11 with Tom

TommityP - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

CRiddiford - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Becca

Very intimidated after backing off previously. Think I'm scared of heights! Eventually got up with rests after a few tries. Very top of the grade imo. Last move felt like 5b!
BeccaSnowden - Lead dog - 26/Jun/11 with Caroline

jakenichol - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Kayleigh Tremaine

ok so it was incredible and worth the faff of getting to at high tide. note to self bring rock shoes next time.
Jon_Warner - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Tom

Awesome, such a long pitch!
tskelhon - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with John_Warner

haylow - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/May/11

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 27/May/11 with Carol

Carol Goodall - 2nd - 27/May/11 with Jonnie Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Fultonius - 2nd - 24/May/11

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Jim Higgins

jameshiggins - 2nd - 24/May/11 with Neil Adams

Hidden - Lead dnf - 14/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/11

Totally brilliant. As good a pitch of HVS as I've climbed anywhere.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11 with crossdressingrodney

Totally brill.
crossdressingrodney - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with victim of mathematics

climbingpixie - 2nd rpt - 23/Apr/11 with Andy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

long and it really does eat gear
culmclimberRob - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/11 with tom

Hidden - Lead - 18/Apr/11

Jessie Rushbrooke - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

edmitchell - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with adam booth

Scary... wouldn't be a very nice fall!
Adam Booth - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

Gigga - Lead O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Dan, shorty83

Shorty83 - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Dan Parry, Giles

Lots of fun, huge amount of laybacking at the top for an thuggy finish.
Onion - 2nd O/S - 20/Mar/11 with Nick A, Giles W

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/11

Craig Geddes - 2nd - 05/Mar/11 with Chris Goddard

Hidden - Lead - 12/Feb/11

hard climb very cold. Cant wait for summer
mike hooper - 2nd O/S - 12/Feb/11 with little rich

Hidden - 2nd - 2011

Really, really long... Totally surreal peering through the upper crack just below the rabbit ears and being able to see sunlight on the other side... Such a surreal feeling!
andy dunn - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/10 with J

Hidden - Lead - 24/Oct/10

Pippa - 2nd - 24/Oct/10 with Jon

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/10

Felt hard and oh so long. Good lead Mr A. I was bricking it on second.
monsteratt - 2nd O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Andrew Abraham

Andrew Abraham - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Clement Attwood

chris j - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Doug

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10 with Floris

arandall - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Ben Kelsey, remus knowles

very good, long route with atmospheric ab off the bunny ears.
benkelsey - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/10 with Alex Randall, Remus Knowles

Tom Seccombe - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Stu Bradbury

Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Mark

Si dH - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/10 with Neil Furniss

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/10

Hidden - 08/Aug/10

Feels really out there at the top, take lots of draws! Felt hard for HVS to me.
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 04/Aug/10 with Becca

Tried to lead then fell off just before the top when seconding.
BeccaSnowden - 2nd dog - 04/Aug/10 with Tom

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/10

Great!
msoldn - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/10 with Jason

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Jul/10

Hidden - 28/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead - 06/Jul/10

Superb! Best HVS I have done in a long while. What a place.
philhilo - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10 with misha

First climb at LSN and what a great line! Not that hard for HVS but most enjoyable. The ab point features the biggest collection of rotting tat and crabs that I've ever seen.
Misha - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Phil

mackem - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10

Steve Lenartowicz - May/10 with Clare

JeromeT - Lead O/S - 2010 with Dom Jeff

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Sep/09

Top route, even when a bit damp...! Long pitch, lots of mid-large wires & large friends.
chris j - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/09 with Doug

dave657 - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with paul b

irish paul - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Dave Ripley

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/09

uncontrollable - Lead - 13/Jun/09 with Viskii

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/09

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Hamish Rowe

Mike W - Lead O/S - May/09

Phil79 - 2nd O/S - 15/Nov/08 with Pete

Take big cams, and make sure you save one or two for the end of the climb!
sara n - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/08 with Neville Contractor

Really good pitch, very steady and not too tricky until the final few moves!
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08 with James

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/08

AJH - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/08 with Crispin

Justin T - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Crispin

existing debt - 2nd - 25/Jun/08 with Iain a

Hidden - TR - 08/May/08

Steerpike - 2nd rpt - 05/May/08 with Tommo

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/07

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/07

Steerpike - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/07 with Bruce

dan gibson - Lead rpt - 23/Oct/07 with anna barnes

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/07

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07

Great line, good climb. Lots of bridging/resting so a nice HVS. Great last move and stunning location
mrtom - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/07 with Roger HSmith

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/07

richardr - Lead O/S - Aug/07

fun, fun, fun! the DMM size 4 cam wedged firmly in the crack is mine , this was its first and only outing.
riddle - 2nd - Aug/07 with Tom Elliot

brian watson - 2nd - 10/Jun/07 with scott and gary

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Kate

Really nice, sustained and long, nice nice nice!
sebrider - Lead O/S - Jun/07 with Mark Barnett

eugeneth - 2nd O/S - 20/May/07 with Seb

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Apr/07

ecowaller - 2007

Hidden - 2007

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/06 with helen gibson

Dave Kerr - Lead - 12/Aug/06 with Jill Kerr

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/06

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jul/06

gonggashan - 2nd - Jun/06

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 12/May/06 with Ady Short

cem - 2nd - 17/Apr/06 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Feb/06

phsharpy - Lead O/S - Feb/06 with Nick Ingram

Dave-Westlake - 2006

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/05

Bog standard classic HVS groove.
Paz - 2nd β - Jun/05 with TS

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/05

westaway - Lead O/S - 2005

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 2005 with Adam Mulholland

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Oct/04

a sustained fantastic line| will be back to lead this one.
rockpool - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/03 with vince, zin

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Apr/03

Jason Gotel - Lead - Apr/03 with Pippa Lansdown

Hidden - Lead - May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Feb/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/01

Dave Musgrove Jnr - 2nd O/S - 24/Jul/01 with Viv

Hidden - 2001

Boxy - Lead O/S - 03/Sep/00 with Chris

Billg - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/00 with Roy Ruddle

Roget - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/00

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Tim M - 2000

andy_pemberton - Lead - 2000 with Zoe Billinghurst, Rich Mayfield

nickdonohue - Lead - 30/Aug/99 with Ashley Hold

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jun/99

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/98

mikej - 2nd - 01/Jun/97 with Nick Salmon

Hidden - Lead - 07/Jun/96

GuySummers - Lead - 1995

colin milton - Lead - 17/Jul/94 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/92

Great route with fabulous finish
rogerskews - Lead O/S - 27/May/91 with Bryn Roberts

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/May/87

charlesmfrench - Lead O/S - 1987

Hidden - 1986

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/80

mark-abz - Lead - 04/May/80 with Rob S

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1980

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