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Transparent Wall** HVS 5a

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[The best 3 star never climbed route!, 2 kb]15m. Climb the once-pegged crack then trend left past a second crack and a useful pocket. Finish more easily. Sadly, the route is often green, so if you find it clean, get it done. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: The 3 star way to yorkshire gritstone's heaven, Allan Austin Classics.

Photo: The best 3 star never climbed route! © PaulHermes
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 9 wishlists.

Nice but filthy. Needs more traffic.
Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Bruce

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 21/May/14

pie_eater_pete - Lead rpt - 20/May/14

robman - Lead O/S - 14/May/14

jessericson - 2nd dog - 14/May/14 with Rob Boyle

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/14

A quality route, even with the grass in the final section.
petegunn - Lead - 14/Nov/13 with Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/13

Will Hunt - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Lawrence Furse

Matt Cooke - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13 with Andrew Cooke

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13

ERH - 2nd - Aug/13 with Ben Finley

Hidden - Lead - 29/Jul/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/13

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/13 with Erica

erica - 2nd dog - 05/Jul/13 with John

One fall.
tobyk - Lead - 30/Jun/13 with simon

Hidden - TR dog - 22/May/13

great climb. interesting moves
pedrosanpb - TR O/S - 22/May/13 with Soren waters

Seymore Butt - 2013

Hidden - TR - 26/Jun/12

Really rather good, needs traffic! Bit of belay faff at the top because I led on a halved 50m rope, ended up abbing. Worth it!
cookacat - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Dafydd

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

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/May/12

Top quality climb *** just enough gear just enough holds.
pastep - Lead O/S - 27/May/12 with PaulHermes

This route deserves trafic!! It is superb and tests every technique of climbing. Good lead Paul!
PaulHermes - 2nd - 27/May/12 with Paul VCCC

alias dave - 2nd O/S - 05/May/12 with Sam.EB

Sam Simpson - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Christian Turford

Hidden - 2012

JonG - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/11

Superb.
Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Duncan MacNeil

Excellent climb, if it is in condition, get on this route, the more people who climb it the better if will get.
roberto18 - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

harder than i thought it would be!
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Robert Bridges

Harder than i remembered
Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Jamie Moss

Ewan Russell - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Tom_Jermy

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Aug/11

Very good. Worth all the stars. I'm glad I got on this innocuous-looking climb
Cake - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11 with Matt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/11

Peter Holder - 2nd - 03/May/11 with Connor Cussel

Laurence Everitt - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Jake Lodge

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Laurence Everitt

andy mcc - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Robin Nicholson

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/Mar/11

Scottish78 - 2011

pie_eater_pete - Lead - 14/Oct/10

Superb.. Seconded about 4 years ago but really superb climbing. Every bit of it was a nice move.
Mattyk - Lead - 13/Oct/10 with Andy Hobson

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Oct/10

Hidden - 12/Sep/10

kieranlivett - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/10 with nick valente

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/10

petellis - 2nd rpt - 16/Aug/10 with mattyork2

mattyork2 - Lead β - 16/Aug/10 with Pete Ellis

A good route and clan at the moment.
petellis - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Rock and Dole

sgrit
Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/10 with Pete

Route cleaned 3/7/10 - now go climb it yourself and give it some much-deserved traffic. Loads better than the HVSs in the quarry for sure!
Sean_J - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/10 with Robin

A grassy top few meters, with no protection for the top-out. Deserving of its stars.
lrandall - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/09 with Andy C

nice moves but dirty. cracks filled with gunk.
Quiddity - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Craig, Curious Yellow

Andy Hudson - TR - 03/Nov/07 with Dan

alaan - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/07 with Martin (Almscliff)

Hidden - Lead β - 07/Jun/07

Rob Kennard - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06

Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 30/Sep/06 with Ali K

Hidden - TR O/S - 10/Aug/06

John Kettle - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/06

Stone Muppet - 2004

nige - Lead - 28/Sep/02 with john buckley

Just Another Dave - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/02 with sam kendrick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2002

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 2001 with Robin

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2000

ando227 - Lead O/S - Aug/99

Roget - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/99

chrishedgehog - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/99 with Drew

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - Sep/98 with William Wilson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/96

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/96

Andy Say - Solo - 21/Jun/96

Chris Reid - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/95

John Southworth - Lead O/S - 12/May/94

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jun/92

Hidden - 1992

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 21/Sep/91 with Brian Rossiter, Nigel Baker

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 05/Aug/91 with Lyn

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jul/90

rob.grafton - Lead - 24/Jul/90 with Bruce

Neil R - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/90 with Sharon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/May/89

Bruce Kerr - Lead - 17/Sep/88 with Mike Boyle

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Sep/88

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 18/Jun/88 with Trevor Lilley

Pete Pozman - Lead rpt - 26/Apr/86 with Mark Gray

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1985

Hidden - Lead - Aug/81

Dave Musgrove - Lead - 30/Jun/76

Hidden - Lead - 1975

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
StuartP, iksander, JonmapDL, mattwilk, Ropeboy, robman, Hidden, climbinmunkey, petellis

Voting
Total votes cast 45
hard E10 of 14
E10 of 14
easy E10 of 14
hard HVS3 of 14
HVS10 of 14
easy HVS1 of 14
hard VS0 of 14
VS0 of 14
easy VS0 of 14
hard 5b0 of 15
5b0 of 15
easy 5b1 of 15
hard 5a4 of 15
5a9 of 15
easy 5a1 of 15
hard 4c0 of 15
4c0 of 15
easy 4c0 of 15
3 Stars13 of 16
2 Stars3 of 16
1 Star0 of 16
0 Stars0 of 16
Bag of .....0 of 16
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Style of ascent

Soloed4 of 100 (4.0%)
Lead59 of 100 (59.0%)
Followed24 of 100 (24.0%)
Toproped5 of 100 (5.0%)
Unknown8 of 100 (8.0%)

'Climbed'34 of 100 (34.0%)
clean O/S54 of 100 (54.0%)
clean β3 of 100 (3.0%)
clean rpt6 of 100 (6.0%)
dogged3 of 100 (3.0%)