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Gordon's Proffer* VS 5a

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[Gordon's Proffer, HVS
Brimham Rocks, 2 kb]6m. The right arete has a high hard move round the nose, or sneak left under it to earn a VS 5a instead. © ROCKFAX
Climb the steep righthand arete on the buttress left of Cyclops Buttress. At the overhang either move left under it, both are bold.
Ken Tilford, Gordon Russell. 1981

Photo: Gordon's Proffer, HVS Brimham Rocks © johnb22
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 101 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Paul Figg - Solo - 03/Sep/14

bomtall - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - TR - 19/Jun/14 with Aaron YMC, Helen YMC, Jen YMC

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/May/14

Connorsgrandad - TR - 14/May/14 with William Jackson

Hidden - Solo O/S - 01/Mar/14

Anne Gumbley - 2nd - 16/Feb/14 with Harry Middleton

alexcummings95 - TR - 24/Nov/13

drysori - Solo - 07/Jul/13

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

C May - TR - May/13

Queer gear
adamwesthead - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/13 with Callum

Got quite tired when I got to the end but really good start.
callumbarrington - 2nd - 30/Apr/13 with Amy, adam

crazy start and sparse holds.... awesome
Willbur - TR O/S - 02/Mar/13 with John Pochribniak, Sarah Reynolds

Bloke on a Rope - Solo O/S - 13/Oct/12 with Matt

minT(HUN) - Lead O/S - 07/Oct/12 with PaulHermes

PaulHermes - 2nd - 07/Oct/12 with Tibor

easier left finish
papashango - Solo - 05/Sep/12

RuthC - TR - 19/Jul/12

Paul Figg - Solo - 04/Jul/12

Snuck off left to finish... boo!
Legionreturns - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/12

Aufton - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/12 with Louis Wearden

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 19/Feb/12

Climbster - Sent O/S - 15/Jan/12

robertmctague - Solo O/S - 2012

robertmctague - Solo O/S - 2012

Paul Figg - Solo - 2012

Wizzy - Lead O/S - 2012

SteveM - Lead - 22/Aug/11 with Kat

fell off at the top. You do hit the ground.
another_mark - TR dnf - 14/Aug/11

PaulHermes - AltLd - 14/Aug/11 with Tibor

Col Kingshott - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

a13x - Solo O/S - 11/Jul/11

fell once
Ellie79 - 2nd - 01/May/11 with Craig

Hated this route, slapped for the top and made it....just
Hexman - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/11 with Rich I

Bisteris - 29/Apr/11 with Hannah Jenkins, Rhys Jenkins

minT(HUN) - Lead - 2011 with PaulHermes

danny33 - Solo - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Nov/10

Matthew Robinson - Lead - Oct/10

knicos - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Erin Dunn

cobweb - Solo - 29/Aug/10 with Roger Waterworth

christompzn - Lead - 11/Aug/10

pastep - Lead - 08/Aug/10 with Darren W

steve02697 - Solo - 04/Jul/10

Ian Brown - TR O/S - 04/Jul/10

Hidden - 05/Jun/10

scallan022 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/10 with scottie390

petellis - 2nd rpt - 30/May/10 with Cleric James Koran

Going left is marginally easier but not 4c.
jkarran - Lead - 30/May/10 with Pete

direct from the bottom,(under the roof)didnt traverse in
mfisher - TR O/S - 08/May/10 with Matthew Jeffock

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 02/May/10 with Charley Fell

Direct finish HVS. Didn't fall or rest but needed to pull on the rope to get me over the top move as dodgy finger tendon had had it by this point and kept sliding on the slopy lichen top out.
valentinesbabe - TR dog - 02/May/10 with Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 02/May/10 with Angela Paul

PaulHermes - Lead - 18/Apr/10 with Martin VCCC

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 04/Apr/10

Would say it's 5a - even escaping off to left (you end up joining top out of another HVS 5a). Last moves are not really protectable - previous cam at about half height. You'll hit the ground if you slip off the last moves.
B-bop - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10 with Jake

Hidden - Lead - Feb/10

Robert Besford - Lead - 24/Aug/09

3rd time lucky - get right thigh high up on arete
just wanna climb - TR - 08/Aug/09 with Ian Cook Cook Cook

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/09 with Clare

Hidden - Lead - 25/Jun/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/09

popebenedictus - Solo rpt - 25/Oct/08 with Soloed

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Soloed

Helen23 - TR - 02/Aug/08 with Dad

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/08

Hidden - TR - 29/Jun/08

betamonkey - Solo rpt - 10/Jun/08

Rich Thornton - TR O/S - Jun/08 with Sam Davison-Webb, James Harland

hawkins321 - Lead - 05/May/08 with rosie atkinson

Hidden - Solo - 04/Mar/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/Mar/08

Nice route, techincal as opposed to strength based - which is what i enjoy in climbing.
Joe aka: bouldermonkey - TR O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Richard Micklethwaite

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Ruthy

betamonkey - 2nd O/S - Sep/07 with Martin Motycka, Lucie Strajtova

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 04/Aug/07 with John Buchan

VS4b - TR - 26/Jun/07

petellis - Lead O/S - 19/May/07 with Aly

Becky E - 2nd - 19/May/07 with Peter Ellis

spyda - TR O/S - 21/Apr/07 with ????

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/07

nick ferro - 25/Mar/07

Hidden - Sent - 15/Oct/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/06

fizzy_elephant - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/06

Brown - Solo - 21/Sep/04

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/01 with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper

Hidden - Solo - Oct/00

craig h - 2000

craig h - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/97 with Janet Hannah

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/96

crater - TR - 02/Jul/95

rob.grafton - Solo - 26/Feb/95 with Bruce

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/93

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - Jun/93

rob.grafton - Solo - 04/Aug/92 with Bruce

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Sep/91

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

Pete Pozman - Solo rpt - 18/Apr/90 with Jack Rossindale

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/89

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Voting
Total votes cast 24
hard E10 of 8
E10 of 8
easy E12 of 8
hard HVS0 of 8
HVS3 of 8
easy HVS1 of 8
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Style of ascent

Soloed33 of 101 (32.7%)
Lead30 of 101 (29.7%)
Followed11 of 101 (10.9%)
Toproped20 of 101 (19.8%)
Bouldered2 of 101 (2.0%)
Alt Leads1 of 101 (1.0%)
Unknown4 of 101 (4.0%)

'Climbed'49 of 101 (48.5%)
clean O/S46 of 101 (45.5%)
clean rpt4 of 101 (4.0%)
dogged1 of 101 (1.0%)
dnf1 of 101 (1.0%)