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Silken Thread/Imperialist** HVS 5a

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2 pitches. A varied and testing hybrid which is both delicate and strenuous. Start right of Fly on the Wall at the base of the slabby face. 1) 5a. Climb the weakness 4m right of the slabby arete. Move left under the overhangs to the arete. Move up and back right above the overhang (not direct). Move right again to a belay. 2) 5a. Move back left into the overhanging corner on the arete and follow this to easier climbing. © ROCKFAX
A varied and testing hybrid which is both delicate and strenuous. Start right of Fly on the Wall at the base of the slabby face. 1) 5a. Climb the weakness 4m right of the slabby arete. Move left under the overhangs to the arete. Move up and back right above the overhang (not direct). Move right again to a belay. 2) 5a. Move back left into the overhanging corner on the arete and follow this to easier climbing.
FA. Silken Thread T.Patey 1958 / Imperialist L.Benstead & D. Morrod 1969

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This climb is in 43 logbooks, and on 7 wishlists.

Paul Hy - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/14 with Jack G

Good holds were very wet! Scary first pitch
Jackislav - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Mar/14

Gav A - 2nd β - 19/Jun/13 with Mikey C

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13

shoulders - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with rich smith

hornbywill - Lead O/S - 30/May/13

Led 1st pitch this time, Jack 2nd. Delicate!
ewanthomson - AltLd rpt - 19/Apr/13 with Jack Keo

Found the first pitch the trickiest. Led p1 and p2
Mr Tickle - Lead O/S - 24/Feb/13

Ian Miller - 2nd - 04/Feb/13 with James Goss

Lewis Stewart - 2013 with James Goss

willhornby - 2013

lewis 1st pitch. myself 2nd pitch
MrWiggles - AltLd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with lewis stuart

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/12 with Debbie

debbie roberts - 2nd - 21/Aug/12 with Marti999

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with Gareth Greeves

Lead Pitch 1
gg4419 - AltLd O/S - Jul/12

second pitch lead push me
martin clarke - AltLd dog - 22/May/12 with steve ashworth

stephen ashworth - AltLd - 22/May/12 with martin clarke

tricky climbing on first pitch. goey on the secound. just right at HVS.
Ed morris - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with ewan

Ed pitch one, I led 2nd pitch; got the heart rate going! Very contrasting. Enjoyable route
ewanthomson - AltLd O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Ed morris

There is Very little gear on the second half!
Doug miller - Lead O/S - Mar/12 with steve sailsbury

DanRicketts - 2nd O/S - 21/Oct/11

Mark Kemball - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/11 with Simon Hammond

if you think its hvs you might be in for a shock.
misterb - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/11 with bob

Hidden - 2nd - 31/May/11

r_findlay - Lead - 31/May/11 with Eddie Wilks, stu_buchan43

pielander - 2nd - 14/Mar/11 with rad

led both pitches.phew top pitch v run out huge fall potential commiting moves.v delicate 1st pitch at start bit commiting too with deck out potential-take care
minexplorer - Lead - 14/Mar/11

had one rest below the overhang :(
stevorobs3 - Lead dog - 2011

DanRicketts - 2nd O/S - 2011

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/10 with Nick

led 1st pitch brilliant delicate unprotected bit in middle
minexplorer - AltLd - 15/Sep/10

Rock Lizard - AltLd - Sep/10

Homes - AltLd - 28/Jun/10 with Shaun M

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 13/Oct/09

Hidden - AltLd - 2007

leadmat - Lead - 2006

leadmat - 2006

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Aug/02

Hidden - Lead - 2002

Hard**
brew_guru - 1995

Hidden - Lead β - 24/Mar/84

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hard E10 of 8
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easy E11 of 8
hard HVS3 of 8
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hard 5b0 of 8
5b0 of 8
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hard 5a0 of 8
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Style of ascent

Lead12 of 43 (27.9%)
Followed10 of 43 (23.3%)
Alt Leads17 of 43 (39.5%)
Unknown4 of 43 (9.3%)

'Climbed'18 of 43 (41.9%)
clean O/S19 of 43 (44.2%)
clean β2 of 43 (4.7%)
clean rpt2 of 43 (4.7%)
dogged2 of 43 (4.7%)