Extraction** HVS 5b
[Carmen on Extraction (HVS), 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
18m. Fine climbing up the right-hand side of the buttress. Pull through the centre of the bulges - beefy and 5c to impossible for the short. Then move right into the base of the thin seam. Climb this then the blanker slab in the same line by lovely face climbing. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
A boulder problem start (just 4c if you sneak in) leads to pleasant padding up the centre of the slab.

Photo: Carmen on Extraction (HVS) © Simon Caldwell
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This climb is in 154 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Started from the right
Roget - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/15 with jim

nick ferro - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/15 with Sonam Norbu

Hidden - 2nd - 30/Aug/15

Easy start in the end as i wasn't v flexible at all today. More superb slab climbing!
mcb - Lead rpt - 16/Aug/15 with Miles Ridley

robman - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Tom Baker

tomB - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/15 with Rob Boyle

Easy start...
Ben1983 - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/15

Priceless look on Niks face when she got to and saw the blank slab
freemanTom - Lead - 15/Aug/15 with Nicky

K Mckay - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/15 with Chris KMC

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/15 with Gareth

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/15 with Gareth

With Martin S. Interesting Start
MarkAstley - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/15

Mike Todd - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Harrogate MC

ruairidhwad - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/15 with Harrogate Club

BnB - 24/Jun/15

started as for false teeth to make a HVS 5a route
colin milton - 2nd - 24/Jun/15 with julian

robolomassi - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15

R/H start
John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 04/Jun/15 with Gareth

Will Hunt - Lead rpt - 27/Apr/15 with Mark Tinsdeall

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jul/14

mikestr555 - Lead - 22/Jun/14

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jun/14

JenB6 - 2nd - 02/Jun/14

munch88 - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/13 with rob

robblowen - 2nd β - 06/Aug/13 with Munch

Simonpeel - TR rpt - 26/Jul/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/13

Tough (but fun) start isn't helped by the spiky rock below, but it's well worth it for the slab above. Don't reckon the slab by itself is worth HVS alone.
barney800 - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Peter Stone, John Shaw

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Dave Shields

BnB - 06/Jul/13

Alternate start.
spragglerocks - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/13 with Jon Morgan

Took the easy right hand start, no way and can do the direct start at the moment! The slab in the middle is as intimidating as I remember but there is good gear at your feet and really nice and positive smears (you don't even need any hands).
Puma - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Rob Stone

on paul's gear which i mostly moved about cos im like that, easier start, too fat for the proper one .
lithos - Lead - 05/Jun/13 with karl c, Puma, oddtoast

Took sneak start then *amazing* blank-ish slab. Pretty rock at top...
oddtoast - 2nd - 05/Jun/13 with Paul, lithos

Simonpeel - TR β - 10/Oct/12

Hidden - Lead dnf - 09/Sep/12

Pulled on a cam to gain the opening move.
BenedictIEP - 2nd - 21/Jul/12 with Haydn Martin

Jaysus wept. Direct start, anyone who thinks this is 5b is having a laugh or 7 ft tall. I thought hard 5c for certain. Very nice climbing indeed, 3 stars.
Hardonicus - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Ben Powrie

petekeron - Lead O/S - 16/May/12 with Dickon Morris

Dickon151 - 2nd O/S - 16/May/12 with Peter Keron

alternative start ie traverse in from right, so 4c. wibbled somewhat on the slab - possibly not an ideal choice for first lead of the day ;-D
pebbles - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/11 with astell

Need to come back to do the hard start cleanly.
lostinmidlands - TR dog - 23/Jul/11

start felt desperate.
Topsy Turvy - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/11 with Marcin, Dan Hattle

Can't believe it's only got 2 stars in the guide books. This is one of the very best routes on grit. Superb climbing on a wonderful slab. Even better than the highly rated Dental Slab route to it's left.
Gerry_Doncaster - 13/Jul/11

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 30/Jun/11 with ken Daykin

Climbster - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Will Hunt - 2nd rpt - 27/Aug/10 with Duncan Kaye

DKaye - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10 with Will Hunt

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Pete aka Dad

With right hand start. Direct is now thought to be worth 6a.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 22/Aug/10 with Keith Morgan

Graham Booth - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Ali Wood

Hidden - 15/Aug/10

Sneaking in from the gully, the start is nails and totally out of balance with the rest of the route.
jkarran - Lead - 15/Aug/10 with Matt

mattyork2 - 2nd - 15/Aug/10 with James Karran

VS4b - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

PeteH - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Naomi Hart

NaomiHart - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Peter Hart

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10

With easy start - direct is nails
odox - 2nd - 23/May/10 with Sam Webb

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Will Hunt - 2nd rpt - 15/May/10 with Dan Matthewman

r-h start
cmsg - Lead - 07/Apr/10 with Luke Gannarelli

mattcyp88 - Lead β - 27/Sep/09 with John McCormick, Dad

Timpy1584 - 2nd - 09/Aug/09 with Caz, Pete, Davina, Steve

petegunn - Lead - 09/Aug/09 with Steve, Cas, Tom, Davina

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/09

R/H start
John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 07/Aug/09 with Chris

chris skipton - Lead - 07/Aug/09 with John Brayshaw

With the direct start. I thought the climb was harder and more serious than "The Hot Line" just around the corner!
al99 - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Martina Zandonella

martinazando - 2nd - 26/Jul/09 with Al Benson

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/09 with Sam, Ben, Jeff n Bex

Took many attempts and suggestions from Erica & Chris to work out the starting move
John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/09 with Erica

With the easy start
erica - 2nd - 10/Jul/09 with John

Enter stage right - also Martin Haworth
Tony Holdsworth - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Richard White

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/May/09

alt start
daWalt - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Sam

With the easier right hand start
Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 25/Apr/09 with lithos and Carmen

from easier RH start, last route and great
lithos - Lead - 25/Apr/09 with Simon C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/09

Will Hunt - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/08 with Simon Lindsell

bridget143 - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Adrian Dye

jadm2 - TR dog - 20/Sep/08 with Dave

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Aug/08

tash - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Jonny M

jscoles - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Tom Baker

tomB - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with James Coles

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/08

jadm2 - TR O/S - 08/Jun/08

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 18/May/08 with philnorv

Hidden - TR O/S - 11/May/08

Chriswallis2 - Lead O/S - 03/May/08 with Annie

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

joe larner - Lead O/S - 10/Feb/08

fifth - 2008

Hidden - Lead β - 21/Oct/07

JLS - Lead dnf - 10/Oct/07 with Jacqui

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 31/Jul/07

Took the alternative start so probably doesnt count.
alexyoung - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07 with Steak and Sprags

Hidden - 26/May/07

Monk - Lead O/S - 05/May/07

Hidden - Lead RP - 07/Apr/07

andy mcc - 2nd - 07/Apr/07 with Robin Nicholson

Brown - Solo O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Aaran

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Feb/07

design crisis - Lead - 03/Feb/07 with Tom W

Clean 2nd with alternative start
spragglerocks - 2nd O/S - 2007 with James Hoyes

Mattyk - Lead O/S - 28/Oct/06 with Mike Vogler

Nick Beckett - Lead - 09/Sep/06 with various

started from bouldering mat to reach first slot
John Marsland - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/06 with Arnaud Garcon

ArnaudG - 2nd - 08/Sep/06 with John M

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Jul/06 with val p

bob3141 - 2nd - 30/Apr/06 with Adam Thomas

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/06 with Rob Mead

Epic Ebdon - 2nd O/S - 30/Apr/06 with James Wasiak

spoony84 - Lead O/S - Feb/06

alan moore - 2006

Phil West - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Shaun Walby

shaun walby - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/05 with Phil West

Si dH - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/05 with Ronan Kavanagh

Hidden - 2nd - 30/May/05

Hidden - 2nd - 2005

Hidden - 2nd - Aug/04

cem - Lead O/S - 24/Jul/04 with Liam Mark

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/May/04

spoony84 - AltLd O/S - 2004

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Oct/03

lithos - 2nd - 13/Jul/03 with Andy Birtwistle

Smelly Fox - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/03 with Al reaney

Stone Muppet - 2003

Hidden - 2nd - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/02

Hammy - TR - 07/Apr/02

Hard start, which I ended up failing on and avoiding by traversing in. I was climbing with my 6 and 7 year olds on Dental Slab when two lads did this - thanks to them for offering me the chance to tie in and give it a go.
EddieA - 2nd RP - 2002

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/99

chris sm - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/99 with Jon Stevens

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 04/Jul/99 with Andy Brown

rob.grafton - 2nd - 16/Aug/97 with Bruce

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 14/Sep/96

leathers - Lead O/S - 21/May/95 with Charlotte Evans

barney@helmshore - TR O/S - 08/Apr/95 with mark b

John Southworth - Solo O/S - Jul/94 with Andy MacNae

Rich Kirby - Solo - 13/Jun/93 with Phil

Hammy - Solo - 05/Jun/93 with Pete Robinson

Tom V - 29/Jun/91

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 11/May/91 with David

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Aug/90

rob.grafton - Lead - 15/Jul/90 with Bruce

Hidden - Solo - 1989

Tough Start!
Dave Musgrove - Lead - 11/Apr/88 with David

Hammy - Solo - 10/Jul/87

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/77

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Total votes cast 50
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