Woodbine* HVS 5b
[Woodbine, HVS, 2 kb]8m. Climb the technically interesting slab to join the last moves of Fag Slab Variant. © ROCKFAX
A worthwhile climb taking the thin and technical slab between Fag Slab and Fag Slab Variant. Often soloed as there is not much pro low down.

Photo: Woodbine, HVS © robertmctague
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dan stead - Solo O/S - Oct/14 with Steve Chris & Zak

Kind of Onsight. First time had a little break in fag slab variant. Then decided to walk back round and do it again properly. 1 Pad.
Calum Wadsworth - Solo - 26/Aug/14

Jenni Myers - TR dog - 19/Aug/14

SPD224 - TR - 01/Jul/14 with Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis

Hidden - TR - 01/Jul/14

mcb - TR O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Sally Byrne, Miles Ridley

theomoore - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/14

Rock was a little green and slippy!
MartinJWood - TR dog - 11/Jun/14 with Katy Banner

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14

jshields - Solo - 19/Apr/14

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/14

robblowen - TR O/S - 19/Mar/14 with Munch

munch88 - TR RP - 19/Mar/14 with rob

Climbster - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Luke

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 08/Feb/14 with Henry, Vic, Matt

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/13

Sophieeee - TR - 28/Sep/13

above pads
joem - Solo - 19/Aug/13

Charlie Staincliffe - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/13

David Wynne - TR - 24/Jun/13 with Jon Lury

nick ferro - 23/Jun/13 with Oli Birkill, toolboxtim

Hidden - 23/Jun/13

DinoGator - TR O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Neil Lawrence

RossT - Lead - 25/May/13 with Andrew Edwards

Hidden - TR - 04/May/13

C May - 2nd - May/13 with Tim

Tightsgirl - TR - 29/Apr/13 with Ali Rose

arose - TR - 29/Apr/13 with Hannah Francis

For sure this is E1 - harder than Padder @ Eastby which is for me a benchmark E1. A bold & tentative slab with little pro - lovely.
ebf - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with Will Poulter, Paul Stephenson

dominic lee - Solo - 22/Sep/12 with nathan lee

Jenni Myers - TR dog - 20/Aug/12

Hidden - TR - 18/Aug/12

Didn't think I'd get up this as the footholds are tiny pepples. Felt chuffed after a clean onsight! Albeit with a top rope!
MartinJWood - TR O/S - 24/Jul/12 with Katy Banner

Dave McKechnie - 2nd dog - 20/Jun/12 with Tom Jones

Good fun. Foot popped at 2/3rds height.
tsjx - Lead - 20/Jun/12 with Dave McKechnie

Jonny M - TR O/S - 05/Jun/12 with Karen Chalmers, Barry McRobb

Hidden - TR dog - 05/Jun/12

a13x - Solo rpt - 20/May/12 with Ky Aizawa, Michael Mason

Wizzy - Solo O/S - Apr/12

a13x - Solo rpt - 14/Mar/12

robertmctague - Solo - 2012

a13x - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/11 with Paul S, Jessie Harris

hotfeet - TR - 28/Aug/11

Tried to lead it, but kept vearing to where i could place gear on another route. So top rope it was
waynem1985 - TR - 27/Aug/11 with Mac

CChafer - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/11

Thin climbing, semi beta from climbing fag end variant first. Succeeded on second attempt. Thanks Tim!
rockman - Lead - 24/Jun/11 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 24/Jun/11 with Geoff Mee

mfisher - Solo O/S - 05/May/11 with Olly Roberts

Will_Maxwell - Solo O/S - 25/Apr/11

Done above a pad. Quite high! HVS about right with a pad - E1 maybe without.
James Moyle - Solo - 13/Apr/11

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Apr/11

Jon Didymus - TR O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Antonia

shouter - 2nd - 03/Jul/10

Decked it from the top of the slab on the solo felt pretty stupid seen as my mat was sitting there unused. Screwed up foot sequence and popped.. luckily landed on both feet and walked away.. could have been nasty. hands were probably at 6m. Took the message to go home as i was tired and making mistakes.
Mattyk - Sent x - 20/Jun/10 with on my own

Lovely technical slab climbing. Might have been worth leading as there's a bit of gear at the top.
barney800 - Sent O/S - 17/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Apr/10

Rob Laird - 2nd dog - 04/Apr/10

Andy Graham - Solo O/S - 2010

buddha1369 - Solo O/S - 01/Oct/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/09

Christian Beck - Solo O/S - Jul/09

Hidden - Lead - 29/May/09

Hidden - Lead RP - 02/May/09

first time I was feeling confident on it, but I was trying to get the pro that my mate had welded into a crack. Fell and second time got my order wrong.
GrandmaOfShoes - 2nd dog - 02/May/09 with Sam Cartright

jkarran - Lead - 22/Apr/09 with Pete

petellis - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/09 with Cleric James Koran

Lordcarr - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Spencer

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09

Needed a bit of 'proactive spotting' from Robin to get off the ground but the thin slab above was fun....looks easy from the ground but it isn't! Would have had a photo to upload but Joe left the memory card out of his camera...doh!
debbien1 - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Joe

Hidden - Lead dog - 21/Mar/09

fifth - 2009

Hidden - Lead dnf - 25/Aug/08

Jack00 - Solo rpt - 20/Jul/08

ollyroberts - Solo - 29/Jun/08 with Adam

Dan 85 - TR O/S - 17/Jun/08 with Phil

I popped a crimp and bled everywhere...
porridgefan - TR dog - 17/Jun/08 with Dan

Tony Little - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Claire

Hidden - TR rpt - 30/Mar/08

Hidden - TR - 30/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/08

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/08 with Crofty and Guido

Hidden - Solo - 19/Mar/08

HamishD - Solo O/S - 09/Feb/08 with sergei

gonzo_ls9 - Lead O/S - 2008 with nol

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Nov/07

Hidden - TR - 28/Oct/07

Very eliminate.
Stuart S - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/07 with Amanda Lyons

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Sep/07

Jack00 - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/07 with Dan Short

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

MG50 - TR O/S - 25/Mar/07 with Keith & Mark

Mat for the start, although that wasn't the hard bit!
Iggy_B - Solo O/S - 10/Mar/07 with Tom Woodstone

alaan - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/07

Nick Beckett - Solo - 03/Feb/07

Great lead By TW the RW, some rests on the second, very VERY thin
Andysomething - 2nd dog - 23/Jul/06 with Tony Worboys

Tony Worboys - Lead - 23/Jul/06 with Andysomething

Top-roped cleanly after considering soloing it. Glad I didn't - finger holds were very tenuous in places - two fingers pinching a tiny pebble or less was about the size of things! I haven't done many of these kind of routes (blank slabs), but it felt a similar kind of thing to Chalk Storm, which is rated 4 grades higher! Maybe it's the Yorkshire vs Peak District gradings thing.
Chris Sansum - TR O/S - 15/Apr/06 with Weilin Wang

markalmack - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/05

stuart100 - Solo rpt - Apr/05

James showed us a number of ways not to do the route first.
adam carless - Solo β - 2005 with James Rowe

Brown - Solo O/S - 05/Jul/04

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Apr/03

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Mar/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/00

cragspud - Lead O/S - 2000

Phill Mitch - Solo - 2000 with steve winter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Andy Say - Solo - 30/Aug/99

Hidden - Solo - 02/May/99

jfmchivall - 1998

Hidden - Solo - 17/Aug/97

andrew300169 - TR O/S - 17/Aug/97 with Judy

madagascar - TR - 17/Aug/97 with andrew300169

tlr - Solo - 03/Aug/96 with Kim and Pete D

Hidden - Solo - 12/Jul/95

Tom V - 30/Apr/95

leathers - Solo O/S - Mar/95

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - Nov/93

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/93

rob.grafton - Solo - 06/Jul/93 with Bruce

Karl Bromelow - Lead O/S - 1993

crater - TR - 26/Jul/92

whispering nic - Solo - May/92

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 18/Jan/92

Paul Clarke - Lead - 1992 with Various

Roget - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/91 with JT

Rich Kirby - Solo - Jan/91 with Andy Mackay

ian caton - Solo - 1991

craig h - Lead - 13/Oct/90

Hidden - Solo - 26/Sep/90

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/May/90

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 05/May/90 with Ian Taylor

In bare feet.
Jon Read - Solo - 1990

Hidden - Solo - 1990

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 1990

lithos - Lead O/S - 1988 with all sorts

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