Loot** HVS 5b
[Loot, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
The wide, overhanging crack-system sprouting from the left side of Cow Cave. Start on the left of the cave entrance.
Head for the narrowing funnel. Squeeze up the funnel and onwards to the roof. Spectacular moves utilising the crack on the left side of the roof gain the top. © ROCKFAX

FA. N.Hannaby 1960

Ticklists: West Country Climbs, Thrutch and Clutch.

Photo: Loot © Justin T
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This climb is in 85 logbooks, and on 13 wishlists.

Hidden - TR - 30/Sep/15

ferdia - 2nd - 10/May/15 with Andy

Andy Moles - Lead O/S - 10/May/15 with Ferdia

Climbed in the pouring rain and it was still bone dry.
eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 04/May/15 with max

After thrashing about in the chimney it all went wrong. One to come back for.
Phil79 - Lead dog - 06/Apr/15 with Steve H

Hidden - 2015

Tom Seccombe - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with max goodman, Harvey

Hidden - 2nd - 26/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14

petegunn - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with Davina

Defiantly HVS 5a! Only placed three pieces of gear. Nary climbing in the crack, once out of the dank corner the route lets up some big reaching moves over the lip.
Ben Russell - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Tom Newberry

darcan - Lead - 24/Apr/14 with matt from plymouth

Lee_Meaden - TR O/S - 15/Apr/14 with Luke Robinson

Thrashed and burned under roof.
chris ebbutt - Lead dog - 28/Aug/13 with Ben

Chris dyer - TR dnf - 02/Aug/13 with Jack Hunter, Josh sims

leo-z-g - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13

really hard on a hot day, I hate limestone!
Webster - 2nd dog - 02/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead dnf - 02/May/13

Hidden - TR dnf - 06/Feb/13

Nick Biven - 2013

timorme - TR dog - Jun/12 with Alex Frosty

burto - Lead O/S - 08/May/12 with tom powell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/12

To much time on climbing walls, more real rock required.
chris ebbutt - Lead dog - 13/Apr/12 with Dave R.

Okecroak - 2nd - 13/Apr/12 with C. Ebbutt, W. Frost

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/12

Davebryant - AltLd - 21/Feb/12 with Sam Hann

sam.hann - AltLd - 21/Feb/12 with Davebryant

Hard work! Got tired and sat in on the last move up the funnel out of the roof - so annoyed with myself!! Will do it clean next time...
BelayBunney - Lead dog - 06/Oct/11 with Francois

Awkward with a stiff finish. I couldn't turn my head while in the crack, it was that narrow. Hard for the grade when you're not used to the style!
francois - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/11 with Chris

Toby Dunn - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/11 with Sophie Nunn

Sophie Nunn - 2nd dog - 05/Oct/11 with Toby

DOVEY - Lead - 29/Aug/11 with Liza

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 11/May/11 with emma

Hidden - 2nd - 11/May/11

Very poliished lower part. A hard climb for its grade.
Frostie - Lead - 04/May/11 with Steve Ashworth

Wet at the end
DOVEY - Lead β - 01/May/11 with Laura & Harry

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11

abicampbell - TR dnf - Apr/11

nickdonohue - Lead - Apr/11 with Dave Coley

mrstarwarsman - 2nd - 06/Feb/11 with sarp

loz901 - 2nd - 06/Feb/11

Such a funny route. Awkward but well protected, and entertaining. Fell on a nut under the roof, which now remains in situ.
John Tanner - Lead dog - 05/Feb/11 with Jonny Pearson

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/10 with Mick Ward

mark schramm - Lead - 29/Aug/10 with tom m

tommoulds - 2nd β - 29/Aug/10 with Schramm

Hidden - TR O/S - 22/Aug/10

Lead the first time (i would not recomend a helmet as mine got jammed in the first crack not fun!!) top roped with darren! much better as a lead!
Tom D - TR - 22/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/10

aproximate date
raku - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Paul Thomson

jmhood - 2010

Mental climb. Was raining so coming out from under the roof was nuts.
tommoulds - 2nd dog - 22/Aug/09 with Schramm

Had to hang on the gear on the last move - drats!
mark schramm - Lead - 22/Aug/09 with tom m

tom169 - Lead O/S - 23/Jun/09 with Stu

wanted to do this 4 ages , lived up to expectations ,brilliant climb
misterb - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/09 with simon

brutal! and mildly moist
mike88 - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/09 with JAmes Codner

Jack_F - 2009

Hidden - TR dnf - Jul/08

Steerpike - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/08 with Huw

daraghpoynter - TR O/S - 09/Feb/08 with meghann weiss

tumbling wizard - 2nd - 03/Feb/08

dewrats - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli Boyes , Dave Searle, Chris Barr

ijd201 - 2008

Justin T - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/07 with Andy

Dave Searle - Lead - 31/Jul/07

Got up to the roof and chickened out.
AJH - Lead dnf - 18/Jul/07 with Crispin

climber sim - 2007

OliBoyes - 2007 with Oli Boyes, Nick Baron, Dave Searle

Jon_Warner - TR rpt - 2006 with Jack M

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/05

snowy white - AltLd - 24/Aug/04

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jul/03

CraigMac1 - 2000

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Feb/99

leadmat - Lead - Jul/95

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1990

Mickdenali - Lead - 1990

Hidden - 2nd - 1987

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/84

jcw - May/83 with Mike Harrop

Hidden - 1981

Steve Bell - 1979

Simon cook - 1978

Simon cook - 1974

Hidden - 2nd - 1972

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EyebrowTom, MrWiggles, petecallaghan, DCIGadget, Master Chief, lewiz, Kate Edhouse, Richard Morgan

Total votes cast 73
hard E10 of 25
E12 of 25
easy E115 of 25
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