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Rescue Groove** IV 4

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[Rescue Groove, 3 kb]50m. Climbs the obvious big groove line. Well frozen turf recommend unless you want to be rescued. Start from a block belay and climb turf in the back of the groove to a where it steepens. Crucial nut low on the left wall. Tricky moves round the bulge to a ledge then another awkward section past a hanging flake to the top. © ROCKFAX
FA. A.Hyslop, J.Lagoe 08/Jan/2003

Photo: Rescue Groove © Andy Hyslop Rock + Run
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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

Bludy 'ard and scary even though good gear and well frozen turf. High pitched squeaky noises on the video attest to this...
Harry Kingston - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Clay Conlon

This felt desperate for IV
Clay C - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Harry K

Minimal ice but well frozen turf.
DSM - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Andy Gittins

andy gittins - 2nd - Mar/13 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

very windy with spindrift and verglassed slab. felt harder than my last ascent.
scott gibson - Lead rpt - 20/Jan/13 with Karl Telfer

Seymore Butt - Jan/13

Well frozen turf
joe_lancs - Lead O/S - 05/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Dec/12

good little route, turf semi frozen but could have been better. Doug took a 20ft whipper off the crux, good effort mate!
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 03/Dec/12 with doug lishman

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Dec/12

First actual grade IV, bloody amazing! Turf bomber and gear everywhere you could want it.
joe.91 - Lead O/S - 22/Dec/10 with Dave Docherty

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Dec/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Dec/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Dec/10

Martin Haworth - 2nd - 19/Dec/10 with Andy

Very delicate crux. I finished by a long runout on frozen turf rather tha keeping to the rather bare looking groove on the left...was I cheating?!
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/10

Good condition, still few bits of turf not completely frozen but mostly solid. Ace route
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 01/Dec/10 with Will

Temperature was about +4C, the climb was solid but the snow at the top wasn't, a scary grovel 50ft above my last runner. Not one of my better ideas.
Shaw Brown - AltLd - 06/Mar/10 with Philippa

Good route, was in good condition.
markfairbank - 2nd - 14/Feb/10 with Martin Kitson

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 13/Feb/10 with Jon Lury

Shaw Brown - Lead - 13/Feb/10 with Earl Gray Larty

Hidden - 13/Feb/10

Hidden - 2nd - Feb/10

Was in great condition today with super frozen turf smeared in good ice! Great route as well
Tom Phillips - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/10 with dick

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jan/10

Hidden - Lead - 08/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Feb/09

crowberry gully - 2nd - 08/Jan/06 with Ross McGibbon

FA
Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - 05/Jan/03 with Andy Hyslop

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
OllieF, iksander, Hidden

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Style of ascent

Lead14 of 30 (46.7%)
Followed9 of 30 (30.0%)
Alt Leads4 of 30 (13.3%)
Unknown3 of 30 (10.0%)

'Climbed'13 of 30 (43.3%)
clean O/S16 of 30 (53.3%)
clean rpt1 of 30 (3.3%)