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Dancing Bear* HVD

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[Marc C leaping from The Dancing Bear, Brimham, 2 kb]7m. The south west face is well travelled. Descend by reversing it. © ROCKFAX
Climbs the polished west face, usually reversed to get off.
FA details unknown.

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs.

Photo: Marc C leaping from The Dancing Bear, Brimham © Judi C
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 123 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

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

peterhubbard - 2nd - 30/Mar/14 with Conrad

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/14

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 09/Mar/14

Calum Wadsworth - Solo rpt - 25/Dec/13 with Ewan

Both climbed up at same time. Gave the bears 'nose' a hug with all fours
payeo20 - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Dave Y

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/13

AMJ098 - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/13

55pete55 - 2nd - 26/May/13

kirky_p - Solo - 25/May/13

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

Tricky!
arose - Solo - 29/Apr/13 with Hannah Francis

up and down, fun.
Nathaniel Larsson - Solo O/S - 30/Oct/12 with Louise Hall

BeckyPayne - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Jim Gilligan

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12

cookacat - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12 with huw

Mattlamb90 - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/12 with Tibbett

a13x - Solo rpt - 20/Jun/12 with Doug

Lowered off to side, nut popped, due to side pull in dirty crack. Dropped a couple of metres and stripped sheath from rope.
gringo1804 - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jun/12

spitfirerick - Lead O/S - 22/May/12

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

lcullum7 - Solo O/S - 20/May/12 with Ben Barnard

Great fun, until it was time to come back down...
kyaizawa - Solo O/S - 20/May/12 with Alex Peace

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

simon1985 - Lead - 05/Apr/12 with Jess Hicklin

Jessicahicklin - 2nd - 05/Apr/12 with Simon hicklin

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 28/Mar/12

blackreaver - Solo O/S - 28/Oct/11 with Family

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/11

djelkin1992 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/11 with Emma Halliday

Neil Pacey - Solo O/S - 27/Aug/11

Climb diff, downclimb HVD. Had to be done.
Tanya Savage - Solo - 27/Aug/11 with Neil Pacey

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/11

alexrankine30 - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Dad

RuthC - Solo - 26/Jun/11

folksi - 26/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/11

Reversed off
Russell Lovett - Solo O/S - 01/May/11 with gede gibons and alan taylor

y2keable - Solo O/S - 09/Apr/11 with tom heaney

tom heaney - Apr/11 with jayson keable

Ander - Solo - Apr/11

Spence22 - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/11

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Feb/11

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 27/Feb/11 with Andy Hudson, Shirley

Andy Hudson - Lead - 2011 with John brayshaw, Shirleye

Tom Tindale - 2011

Very polished start, nice run after didn't fancy down climb so abbed off.
benghull - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/10 with Pete

Hidden - Solo - 12/Sep/10

phleppy - Solo - 19/Aug/10

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 24/Jul/10

steve02697 - Solo O/S - 02/Jul/10

Jonny M - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/10 with Andre Knirsch

Hidden - 16/Jun/10

scallan022 - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with scottie390

In descent - protected by rope over the top of the pinnacle.
Simon Caldwell - TR - 12/May/10

did it twice in approach shoes - really liked it. We didn't fancy the down climb so setup a rope to get back down..
charley - Solo O/S - 02/May/10 with Steve Fletcher, Ange, Geoff, Kev

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 02/May/10 with Charley Fell

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 02/May/10 with Geoff Burrows, Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Me and Charley soloed...Steve soloed halfway then wanted the toprope passed down...Geoff and Kev toproped. Nice climb just a little exposed feeling.
valentinesbabe - Solo O/S - 02/May/10 with Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

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

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Apr/10

Abbed off for the descent rather than downclimbing
AndrewShanks - Lead β - 11/Apr/10 with Gareth C

dancey1981 - Solo O/S - Mar/10

Andy Graham - Solo O/S - 2010

leaped onto boulder opposite instead of full down climb
mfisher - Lead O/S - 17/Oct/09 with Piers Newton

lancashire_dry - Lead - 15/Sep/09

David Wynne - Solo - 10/Sep/09

Alex Winter - Solo O/S - 04/Sep/09

matthewjames - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Alan Saul

Me and Matt cruised up this to sit on the top, nice climb, but great position to sit in when your finished. Watched the sun lower slightly then realised we had to do the quite scary downclimb! Turned out not to be as bad as I had remembered and felt much more solid this time round.
Reaver2k - Solo O/S - 13/Aug/09 with Matt Marshall

First lead on a nice wee climb... nice weather, kids watching and best mate seconding.... excellent.
Davie Thomson - Lead - 06/Jul/09 with Richard Slaney

lancashire_dry - Lead - 06/Jul/09

Hidden - Solo O/S - 03/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 22/Apr/09

Adam Potter - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Sari, Louise Kennedy

Whitters - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/09

aldred - Solo O/S - 12/Apr/09

Col Kingshott - Lead - 2009

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

jadm2 - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/08

nick ferro - 03/Aug/08

Remember the descent is either to reverse the route, or jump to the next boulder. No walking off this one.
adam carless - Solo O/S - 28/Jun/08

Rory bobbed up in his trainers and we felt obliged to follow also in trainers... did the cliffhanger jump of glory to get off which has to be easier and safer than the down climb.
jimorothy - Solo - Jun/08 with Rory McKeating, Rachel Crolla

gilldando - Sent O/S - 18/May/08 with Mike

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/May/08

Matt Bill Platypus - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Lisa Welford

Em66 - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/08 with Laura

SimonBrown - Solo O/S - 25/Mar/08

Rob1976 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Louise

Got stuck on the top had to jump off and strained a testicle
Jeremy Wilton - Solo - Oct/07

geordiekev - Lead - 18/Sep/07 with gareth c

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/07

lithos - Solo - 13/Jul/07

Tom Wayman - Solo O/S - 2007

DerwentDiluted - Solo - Jul/06

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/05 with David D

Hidden - Solo O/S - 25/Jun/05

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 04/May/05 with Carmen

CurlyStevo - Lead - 2005

Stone Muppet - 2004

Phil West - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/03

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/02 with Mirek Zoubek

Hidden - 2nd - Jun/02

Hidden - Lead - 31/Mar/02

gripped01 - Lead O/S - Jul/01 with Emma Smith

EddieA - Solo O/S - 23/Feb/01

timreynolds - Solo - 31/May/00

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/99 with John Kennedy, Martin Cooper

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/May/98

jfmchivall - 1998

airial descent
rocktigger - Solo O/S - Mar/95 with lee + shelby

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

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

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

craig h - Solo - 1987

Pete Pozman - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/85

Hidden - 1985

Hidden - Solo - 13/Sep/75

mikej - Solo - 27/Jul/71

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 1966

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Style of ascent

Soloed72 of 123 (58.5%)
Lead25 of 123 (20.3%)
Followed14 of 123 (11.4%)
Toproped3 of 123 (2.4%)
Bouldered1 of 123 (0.8%)
Unknown8 of 123 (6.5%)

'Climbed'48 of 123 (39.0%)
clean O/S70 of 123 (56.9%)
clean β1 of 123 (0.8%)
clean rpt4 of 123 (3.3%)