Ferdinand** HS 4a
[Ian Sutherland and Dave Pervis on Ferdinand, Ilkley. 1960., 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
16m. A more exciting finish to 'A' Climb, traversing along the foot of the hanging slab (exposed) to a finish up the chipped slab on the far right. © ROCKFAX

Ticklists: Connoisseur's Classic Rock.

Photo: Ian Sutherland and Dave Pervis on Ferdinand, Ilkley. 1960. © Tony Marr
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This climb is in 52 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14

nick ferro - 23/Aug/14 with Sonam Norbu

At the point of announcing 'going to friction smear the slab and dyno for the break' remembered route is HS. Had completely missed the easy access to the chipped holds. Looked back, found, and route seemed accurately graded. Glad I didn't test that smear. Awesome and unforgettable.
jimorothy - Lead - 01/Jun/14 with Scott Barnett

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 21/May/14

BnB - 30/Jul/13

Bill Lawrence - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Bradley Cowley

First led Sept.'94, with Sarah.
jshields - 2nd - 05/May/13 with Jonathan Harrison, Ed James

braders94 - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13 with Billy Lawrence

Seymore Butt - 2013

manmike - AltLd - 15/Sep/12 with riven

riven - AltLd rpt - 15/Sep/12 with Mick

Will242 - AltLd - 27/Jun/12 with Stewart Boutcher

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

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

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

Sam Simpson - AltLd O/S - 2012 with Christian Turford

soloed first pitch, Stew did 2nd I did last.
pastep - AltLd - 16/Oct/11 with ebf

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

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

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 12/Apr/11 with Pete Corrigan, Erica

Did this as one of the variation finishes to A Climb
erica - 2nd - 12/Apr/11 with John and Pete C

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 18/Aug/10 with Josh

jcurrie93 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/10 with john brayshaw

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/10

yatess79 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10

Climbed the start of the last pitch of A climb to place a runner under the roof - without this a slip from the chipped slab would be extremely serious! Even with the runner it's P3 rather than P2. And probably closer to VS 4b than HS 4a. Good though!
Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/10 with Carmen

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Sean Jacobs

Used this as an alternative finish to A Climb. Very exposed with a big swing if you come off. Easy finish though. Great combo of routes for first attempt on grit at Ilkley.
Rawstron1 - 2nd O/S - 15/May/08 with Tim

Hidden - Lead - Oct/07

Hidden - 2007

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/03

Hidden - 2003

Just Another Dave - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/02

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/00 with Andy Ellwood

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 23/Jun/99 with John Kennedy

Hidden - Lead - 1998

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

Hidden - Lead - 22/Jul/96

combined with A climb
nickdonohue - AltLd - 23/Aug/95

Paul Clarke - 1992

PaulHermes - 1991

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/87 with Chris

rob.grafton - AltLd - 1987 with barry maybank

Pete Pozman - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/86 with Mark Gray

Tim Bateman - Lead - 11/May/85

Hidden - AltLd - 1979

mikej - Lead - 16/May/72 with Stewart Grant

Tom V - 1972

Howard Dixon - Lead - 1971 with Martin Dixon

Dave Musgrove - 1965

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