Octopus Direct* VS 4c
A direct line one metre from the right-hand edge of the slab gives a pleasant pitch. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 181 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Hidden - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/14

arose - Solo - 05/Nov/14

Cool starting moves up the slab, became a tad odd towards the top.
K Farrell - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Dave Warburton

BnB - 18/Sep/14

Blackmud - Lead O/S - Sep/14

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/14

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 08/Jun/14 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 08/Jun/14 with John

fjg123 - 2nd - 31/May/14

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/14 with Stewart Blair

A couple of marginal, teetery moments. It's a bit reachy for a short guy... or maybe I just climbed it badly.
joemallia - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Mark Sinclair

mcglenr25 - Lead O/S - 24/Mar/14 with Luke Armitage

mikestr555 - Lead O/S - 15/Dec/13

BnB - 30/Nov/13

mikestr555 - 2nd - 30/Nov/13

morganator - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/13

chipdidychip - TR O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Joe Jarosz

Clemmo - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Nia

Hidden - Sep/13

Hidden - Lead - 18/Aug/13

Bit of an artificial line
eldre070 - 2nd O/S - 18/Aug/13

erica - 2nd - 30/Jul/13 with Phil

Phil Mercer - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/13 with erica

iceicebaby - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/13 with Sam Wood

matt.thornton123 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Will mcevoy

talldick - Lead - 12/Jul/13

Bit of a thin start and didn't get any gear in till the first break, which felt a bit bold. After that it was all fine and get gear in was pretty relaxed.
Will242 - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Claire Stringer, Anneka Welding

Metalbear - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/13

ebf - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13

AnnekaW - TR - 06/Jul/13 with Will

SteveM - 2nd - 16/Jun/13 with Kat

kitkat78 - Lead rpt - 16/Jun/13 with SteveM

Hidden - TR - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/13

Protection ok but some of the moves halfway felt very thin. Found it harder than 'East of the River' next door which was graded 5a.
ralphio - Lead - 07/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13

Did the lower slab to half height.
Puma - Solo - 02/Jun/13

fulton333 - 2nd - 19/May/13 with Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards - Lead - 19/May/13 with Grant Fulton

Tricky for VS - finished up with Octopus
odox - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Ruairidh Wadsworth

SteveM - Solo - 13/Apr/13

ruairidhwad - Lead O/S - 13/Apr/13 with Ian B

Dave McKechnie - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/13 with Lee Sutcliffe

spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 07/Apr/13 with James Rowe

Feels very thin
David Wynne - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with Sue, Pete Corrigan

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Lizzie

Very pleasant.
Gerry_Doncaster - Lead - 03/Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13

tobyk - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/13 with Ed Bailey

jack_44 - 2013

SteveM - Lead - 11/Nov/12 with Kat

kitkat78 - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with SteveM

Rested on gear when I felt my feet sliding and didn't want to shock load a microcam. In the twilight. Sustained at the grade.
sarah hawker - Lead dog - 11/Nov/12 with bob

David_Gledson - 2nd O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Tom

TRFrost - Lead O/S - 09/Oct/12 with D. Gledson

DaveAtkinson - Solo - 09/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Aug/12

started up direct but slimy wet patch on upper slab forced detour left only the variant of octopus which joins diagonal crack. nice moves on lower slab.
no_more_scotch_eggs - Lead RP - 08/Jul/12 with iain

Matt Schwarz - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/12 with Phillip Johnson

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/12

Laurence Everitt - 2nd O/S - 06/May/12 with Harry Yarrow

yarrow - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Laurence Everitt

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 06/May/12 with Will Twigger

Beautiful VS slab. Everything is there and - if you lead it - no real danger of falling far.
ebf - Solo O/S - 06/May/12

gingerwolf - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/12

Hidden - 24/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Apr/12

simon1985 - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Simon

adamjeffs - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Pete Corrigan

John Brayshaw - TR rpt - 24/Mar/12 with Pete Corrigan

Bottom slab only
R Spisser - Sent O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Gemma Gwynne Stevenson

Hidden - Solo dnf - 17/Mar/12

aussie ray - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Lucaj - 2nd - 19/Feb/12 with Nathan

jac.c123 - 2nd - 14/Jan/12 with andyc123

pastep - Solo - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Nov/11

Andy Hudson - Lead - 22/Oct/11 with John brayshaw

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 22/Oct/11 with Andy Hudson

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 02/Oct/11 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 02/Oct/11 with John

pratty25 - TR - 02/Oct/11

First VS lead, came out right after halfway though so prob dropped a grade due to the top half.
Dave Richards - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with sjbrook

sjbrook - 2nd dog - 01/Oct/11 with Dave Richards, PMC

spitfirerick - Lead O/S - Sep/11

mikestr555 - 2nd - 29/Aug/11

freemanTom (Guildford MC) - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Dave Everitt CMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/11 with Josh

jcurrie93 - Lead - 09/Jul/11 with john brayshaw

PaulHermes - 2nd - 03/Jul/11 with Stewart VCCC

Hidden - 03/Jul/11

How hard!
pastep - 2nd - 03/Jul/11

nick ferro - 03/Jul/11

DaveAtkinson - 2nd - 26/Jun/11 with Haydn Keith, P.Cannon

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 24/May/11 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 24/May/11 with John

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

mrplastique - 2nd O/S - 01/May/11 with helixmh

al jackson - Lead - May/11

tim_mcd - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/11 with Manchi

Manchi - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/11 with tim_mcd

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Really good lead, just enough gear and just enough exposure. Belay bit lower down than top slab.
hairynortherner - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with howarth_89

Alan Scowcroft - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/11 with Adam Collinge

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/11

Jimbo_28 - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/11

Gerry_Doncaster - 01/Mar/11

Traversed off right at the big break.
victim of mathematics - Sent O/S - 03/Jan/11

helixmh - Lead O/S - 2011

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd rpt - 02/Oct/10 with Rachel Spraggs

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Andrea Lewis, Matt Box

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/10

hellboundblr - 2nd - 12/Sep/10 with LCCC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Ben ski - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with James

MeMeMe - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with Andy

fun route with an awkward move off the ledge at half height.
Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Alex Young

Might have gone a bit too left
alexyoung - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Matchbox

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/10

Excelent climb hard to start if small but after that good climb have to lead it next time good fun.
Tiddles09 - TR O/S - 02/May/10 with Jason Bottomley, Alex Charlesworth

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

not sure if i stayed on line over top overhang
joe_alexander - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10 with Stu

SteWatkins - Apr/10

Jillybean - 2nd - 04/Mar/10 with Martyn

matthewjames - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/09 with John Powell

Lisaaa - Lead - 14/Aug/09 with George Powell

Discodan - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/09 with Dan Mc

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09

djbeaumont - Lead O/S - 23/May/09 with Trace

jonny taylor - 2nd - 12/Apr/09 with Andy Buckley

David Wynne - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Rob Nelson

alisonk - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/09 with Dave

betamonkey - 2nd rpt - 21/Mar/09 with Dave Wynne

davidk - 2nd - 21/Mar/09 with alison

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Dec/08

Hidden - Lead - 28/Dec/08

Claire S-J - Lead - Sep/08

erica - 2nd - 02/Aug/08 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/08 with Erica

texuspete - Lead - 24/Jul/08 with Brenda Peacock

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Tanya Savage

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08

betamonkey - Solo rpt - 18/May/08

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 29/Mar/08 with Adam

Zoomer - Lead - 18/Oct/07 with A Student

kitkat78 - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/07 with SteveM

SteveM - 2nd rpt - 08/Sep/07 with Kat

David Wynne - 2nd - 01/Sep/07 with Rob Nelson

betamonkey - Lead O/S - Sep/07 with Dave Wynne

Hidden - Lead - Sep/07

matt thornton - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/07 with mick

Aussie Mick - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/07 with Matt. T

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/07 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 18/Jul/07 with John

stewart murray - 2nd - 08/Jul/07 with David Bogle

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/07 with Jon Lury

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/07

clive-greenwood - Lead - 02/Jun/07 with Keith

adamwesthead - TR O/S - 15/May/07 with JBA

seconded first time in 2004
moreno - 2nd - 15/Apr/07 with ieverett

ieverett - Lead O/S - Apr/07 with Linda Horner

Zoomer - 2nd - 02/Jun/06 with Ollie Noakes

far to eacy 4c, would be scepticle about this grade. felt more like a vd or severe.
robman - 2nd O/S - 02/Mar/06 with Tim

very pleasent moves lower down, a bit brocken further up.
jonnyboy - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/06

Hidden - Lead - 2006

reg_measures - Solo O/S - 10/Sep/05

D Berry - Lead O/S - 29/May/05 with Claire Berry

Si dH - Lead - 05/Feb/05 with Ronan Kavanagh

1st VS lead!
VS4b - Lead O/S - 2005

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/04 with Dominick Spracklen

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/03

Alaric - Lead - 28/Jul/02 with Syd F

The Pylon King - 2nd - Mar/02 with Fiend

cragspud - Lead O/S - Feb/02 with Wharncliffebabe

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 2002

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 12/Aug/97

Nic Robinson - 1982

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