The Fly** HVS 5a
[Lou on 1st pitch, 3 kb]3 pitches. No description has been contributed for this climb.
FA. F.Cannings 1965

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Led 1st Pitch.
chrisdevon - AltLd O/S - 17/May/15 with Mike

Nearly barndoored off the crux, but just managed to hold it!
BelayBunney - 2nd O/S - 11/Apr/15 with Francois

Hidden - Lead β - 11/Sep/14

Hidden - Lead dog - 04/Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/14

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Jul/14

2nd pitch. Description on here says to go left and up at belay whereas South Devon & Dartmoor guide says to go right and then diagonally left... I went right. Fell off final move of crux traverse 3 times (felt like I was missing something - maybe too low?!) had to ab off. Then Paul set up ab at top to retrieve gear in the dark... Absolute epic! No sign of any pegs mentioned in guidebook but gear is ok
callum brown - AltLd dnf - 11/Jul/14 with Paul

led in 1 big pitch which is a drag
misterb - Lead - 18/May/14 with bob

Hidden - 2nd - 2014

Tom D - AltLd - 2014

sure i did the wrong 1st pitch but could find a 4b line that match description. 5b on poor gear. 2nd pitch is nice. started late finished in dark.
Marti999 - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Debbie

Led P2 and P3 together. The crux was technical but not too bad once you commit.
francois - AltLd O/S - 08/Jun/13 with Chawn

LDJ - Lead - 27/Apr/13 with Lou

Nick Biven - 2013

1st pitch only
mark schramm - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12 with Lyndsay

lead p2 & 3 together, p2 was really good with a prity stiff crux for the grade i though but could of just missed something. partner had a bit of an epic on the crux so had to be lowered off ! but good exposed route
Jordon Fleming - AltLd O/S - 19/Sep/12 with minexplorer

led 1st pitch weak an to fat to manage 2nd pitch crux.mustnt climb at this grade again til ive lost a few stone.
minexplorer - AltLd dnf - 19/Sep/12 with jordan

Brilliant, with a really committing crux! Led in 2 pitches, up to base of Scar then to top
Chaman - Lead O/S - 17/Jul/12 with Jason Down

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/12

needs re-doing
steveprice.exmouth - AltLd dog - 29/May/12 with Stu Fox

Robin Woodward - Lead - May/12

AJH - 2nd rpt - 15/Apr/12 with Rob

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 11/Mar/12

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Nov/11

twright180 - Lead O/S - 25/Nov/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11

Mr Sparkle - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/11 with Mike Hayes

led 2nd pitch
mark schramm - AltLd O/S - 01/Aug/11 with chawn

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Apr/11

nickdonohue - AltLd - Apr/11 with Dave Coley

couldnt finish crux on 2nd pitch.too dehydrated and finger strength failing to push it.seems far harder than any 5a ive ever done.tried to go up instead not knowing that was the E1 5b crux of some way then the good holds ran out followed by my fingers oops 20ft fall into space.rested had another bash then called a day backclimbed down and finished up never on sunday
minexplorer - Lead dnf - 02/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead rpt - 07/Sep/10

I lead pitch 1 & 3 - Jody got lucky with P2! Amazing second pitch - very exciting, very airy! Exciting move across the arete to reach second belay stance!
richardadventurecafe - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/10 with Jody Knight

Had to wait for somebody having a Spider epic, so only did the first pitch and finished up Scar
AJH - Lead - 20/Jun/10 with Rob

tom169 - AltLd O/S - 27/May/10 with Joe, Mike

Eike - 2nd - 19/May/10 with Chawn Harlow

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/May/10

p1 only
henbot - Lead O/S - 2010 with Duncan C

jmhood - 2010

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Dec/09

Pumpy and sketch on the footwork
GarethSL - AltLd dog - 16/Oct/09 with Shaun + Mike

climber sim - Oct/09

misterb - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/09 with wain

Good climb, awkward traversing at the top.
pedro.silva - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Phil

P1 & 2 only, abbed off tree. Good route, crux right at the end of the traverse. No sign of any of the pegs mentioned in guide, but gear is ok (small wires and cams).
Phil79 - Lead O/S - 07/Jun/09 with Pedro

tskelhon - Lead O/S - Jun/09 with John_Warner

Led 1st pitch clean. Fell off following the crux on 2nd pitch ... Damn it!! Quite "exciting" climbing!
JonHarvey - AltLd dog - 03/May/09 with Jay Jackson and Jayne-o

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09

raku - Lead O/S - 01/May/09 with Beata Rakowska

The rock was well cold,my poor little fingers.Struggled a bit getting around the arete,nice route.
Popkids - 2nd - 04/Jan/09 with Kafoozalem

An awesome route with plenty of exposed rock! absolutly gorgous in the sun!
Jack_F - Lead β - 03/Jan/09 with Bob foley

getting very polished, some holds becoming lose and some rock becoming lose due to overuse of protection, but a good route.
jay10121 - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08 with sam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08

got half way to the block on p2 and realised that i needed a) double ropes and b) to have started it half an hour earlier.(it was dark)
w.pettet-smith - Lead dnf - 23/Jul/08 with mark the teacher

1st pitch only then finished up Never on a sunday.
Chris_barr - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/08

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

Hidden - Lead - 2008

Justin T - Lead rpt - 22/Aug/07 with Wifey

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Aug/07

sharmawho? - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/07 with Oli, Chris, Nick , Dave

Rob Kennard - 2007

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

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2007

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/06

richardr - Lead O/S - Jun/06

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/03

aged_ape - Lead β - May/03 with Rob T

Ben1983 - Lead O/S - Jul/02

Roget - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/00

JiveWeasel - AltLd - 04/Jun/95 with Al B

colin milton - AltLd - 21/May/95 with eric milton

tuftynick - Lead - 1995 with ben winston

sdht - 1994

tapley - Lead - 30/May/92 with Alison Tapley

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/90

Mickdenali - Lead - 1990

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/84

mark-abz - Lead - 30/Oct/80 with Jonti F

Hidden - Lead - 1980

Steve Bell - 1979

D Tempest - AltLd - Apr/78

Simon cook - 1978

Simon cook - 1974

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