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Frensis* VS 5a

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[eyeing it up , 3 kb]10m. Power up the paired jamming cracks to their termination then shuffle right and finish with a taxing mantelshelf. © ROCKFAX
Allan Austin, Doug Verity. 1956

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This climb is in 128 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14

With 4 rests! None of the moves was particularly hard, but it's steep and sustained, with dubious protection for the traverse. HVS 4c probably gives a better idea what it's like to climb
sarah hawker - Lead dog - 06/Jul/14 with bob

Climbster - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Matt

Strenuous. Needed a rest before the traverse.
Jamie Brown - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Paul Davies

Strenuous, needed several rests!
Puma - Lead - 14/May/14 with Dave Wiffen - YAC, Jamie Brown

Hidden - Lead dog - 27/Mar/14

Charlie Zephyr Booth - Lead - 06/Mar/14

robertmctague - Solo β - 2014

Hidden - Lead dog - 30/Nov/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

scott1895 - Lead O/S - Jul/13 with John Lavelle

demon slain :-)
pebbles - Lead rpt - 01/Jun/13 with dave shield

fulton333 - Lead - 26/May/13 with Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Grant Fulton

Andrew23 - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Dominic Arnold

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

Hidden - 2nd - 12/May/13

Shaw Brown - Lead - 12/May/13 with Loz

lithos - Lead - 14/Oct/12 with Puma

Puma - 2nd - 14/Oct/12 with Rob Stone

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/12 with W. Hooke

papashango - Lead - 11/Sep/12 with Craig

al jackson - 2nd - Aug/12

Nickster - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/12 with alan Purgues

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jun/12

Got really pumped on the lead so Ben took over
lcullum7 - 2nd β - 20/May/12 with Ben Barnard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/12

David Bulley - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Nathan Gibson

Sam Marks - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Matt Capsey

Matthew Robinson - Lead - 08/Mar/12 with simon, Dan

Ed carrigan - Lead - 2012

PAJames - 2012

RossKirtley - Lead O/S - 17/Nov/11

jonny5 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Richard Harrison

Tenko - 01/Oct/11 with Jon Rogerson

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/11 with craigruddock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/May/11

nick ferro - 21/May/11

tomthecoolperson - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Ben 250

ben_250 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/11 with Tom

munch88 - 2nd β - 07/Apr/11 with ben

andysroom - 2nd - Mar/11 with Dave Gent

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 2011

Hidden - 2nd - 2011

Steff007 - 2nd O/S - 2011 with Rob

rockrat - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10 with Lucy Reed, Heather Ingram

oliwarlow - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with James H

cunningly persuaded dave to lead this
pebbles - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with ian, dave shield

NorthernRock - 2nd - 26/Sep/10 with Rob Stone, Peri

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/10

..after finding direct wet and slimey
Chriswallis2 - Lead rpt - 18/Jul/10 with Anna

Thought about the direct, but far too pumped (boxed!). Traverse off right is worrying.
B-bop - Lead O/S - 30/May/10 with Jake

mikecollins - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with cliff lowther

jonny taylor - Lead dog - 09/Apr/10 with Andy B

Would be HVS in the peak.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Gav

PaulTanton - Lead rpt - 21/Mar/10 with Helen Fawcett

Andy Graham - Lead O/S - 2010

Easier to solo onsight than to second! (Although the top-out was a little more interesting...)
PeteH - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - Lead O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Peter Hart

tip top climbing
80s pete - Solo β - 11/Oct/09

pebbles - 2nd - 24/Aug/09 with dave shield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/09

Daniel Sutherland - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Mal

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/May/09

John Pickles - 2nd - 10/May/09 with Zac Poulton

Extremely pumpy!
shouter - Lead - 03/May/09

IBR Paul - 2nd - 09/Apr/09 with Jim

padski - 2009

scared as fook on the traverse, but it was brill!
gilldando - 2nd - 12/Jul/08 with Mike

Attempted direct but couldnt do the very last move had to down climb....didnt rest on the rope.
JWB - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/08 with Ian Stokes

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/08

PaulHermes - 2nd - 15/Jun/08 with Rich

after a failed attempt on the direct.
IanJackson - Lead O/S - 29/May/08 with Robeverybody

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

chiverstom - Lead dog - 09/Feb/08 with James Baker

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 19/Jan/08 with Gareth C

nice traverse at the top
mikekeswick - Lead dog - 25/Nov/07 with leif

Hidden - 2nd - Nov/07

Shaw Brown - Lead - 14/Oct/07 with David Jones

Another tough VS but is was raining!
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/07 with Rik

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/07

Whitt - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/07

northernneil - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Nov/06

jonnyboy - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Sharon R

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 10/May/06

King Rat - Lead dog - 2006 with A

tomhull - 2006

Northen Vince - Lead dog - 17/Dec/05 with Zoe

Hidden - Lead β - 25/Jul/05

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/05

Nick Beckett - Lead - 2005

Brown - Lead - 21/Sep/04

FrankW - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/04 with Joe

sdht - 2004

My first (unsuccessful) introduction to Yorkshire VS
SteveM - Lead dnf - 28/Mar/03 with Bekhs

Stone Muppet - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/02

Hidden - Lead - 20/Jul/01

Whealiebob - 2000 with Robin

Hidden - Lead dog - 2000

Hidden - Lead dog - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

peterp - Solo O/S - Jun/99 with just me

failed on Frensis direct so finished via VS
nickdonohue - Lead - 07/Jul/98 with Dave Chapman

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/98

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 25/Aug/97

Tenko - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/96 with Dick Lockie

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/94 with Richard Spryut

crater - TR - 08/May/94

adam carless - Lead - 1994 with Someone from YUMC

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/92

Hidden - Lead - 1992

kato'sdad - Lead - 11/Aug/91 with Jerry Mattinson

craig h - Lead - 28/Aug/90

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Aug/90

Marti999 - Lead - 1990

lithos - Lead O/S - 1988 with all sorts

Hidden - Lead - 12/May/79

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/76 with Don Hammond

mikej - Lead - 28/Aug/73 with John Bickerdyke

mikej - Lead dnf - 23/Aug/72 with Robin Hudson, Stewart Grant, E

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 15/May/71

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1971

Dave Musgrove - Lead - Jun/67 with Bob Knapton

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
sarah hawker, Richard P Coates, andybuckley, topsafari, betamonkey, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 33
hard HVS0 of 12
HVS1 of 12
easy HVS0 of 12
hard VS8 of 12
VS3 of 12
easy VS0 of 12
hard HS0 of 12
HS0 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard 5b0 of 10
5b0 of 10
easy 5b0 of 10
hard 5a2 of 10
5a7 of 10
easy 5a0 of 10
hard 4c0 of 10
4c1 of 10
easy 4c0 of 10
3 Stars0 of 11
2 Stars10 of 11
1 Star1 of 11
0 Stars0 of 11
Bag of .....0 of 11
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 128 (5.5%)
Lead84 of 128 (65.6%)
Followed27 of 128 (21.1%)
Toproped1 of 128 (0.8%)
Unknown9 of 128 (7.0%)

'Climbed'57 of 128 (44.5%)
clean O/S50 of 128 (39.1%)
clean β5 of 128 (3.9%)
clean rpt3 of 128 (2.3%)
dogged10 of 128 (7.8%)
dnf3 of 128 (2.3%)