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Emma Royd VS 4c

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[Reachy for the short, like all the routes around here!, 3 kb]The slab, bulge and artificial rib above. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 278 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

cragsman9000 - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/14 with Neil

Polished start, easier for the tall.
sjbrook - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with PCC, Tim

An eliminate. hard to resist reaching into the crack either side but managed to resist.
stevelismore - 2nd - 31/Aug/14 with Tim PCC

bob_cbr - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/14 with cragsman9000

Mr Christian - Solo - 29/Aug/14

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Donald

jpd80 - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with Leigh

crater - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/14 with steve

Mr Christian - Solo O/S - 21/Aug/14

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Aug/14 with Debs

colin milton - Lead - 07/Aug/14 with mara

alpinismo.uk - 2nd - 07/Aug/14 with Nigel Bond

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jul/14

Prof. Outdoors - Lead - 20/Jul/14 with Jane

RichardLeggett - TR - 12/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/14

Marq - 2nd O/S - 11/Jul/14 with Steve Mount

Hidden - 06/Jul/14

jamesclimbing - Lead - 23/Jun/14

Had to do this one because of the name, really enjoyed this, good for placing gear, the face feels exposed and it's tempting to use the crack, great climb
Johnny B Diggerman - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/14 with Dan L

Hidden - Lead - 14/Jun/14

Steve Waters, Mynydd - 2nd - 14/Jun/14 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Lead RP - 08/Jun/14

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 18/May/14 with Mark

JVard - Lead - 02/May/14

migs493 - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/14

charley - Solo rpt - 27/Apr/14

Hidden - Lead - 21/Apr/14

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/14

Don't like e3s - Lead - 13/Apr/14 with Terri

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

reece.robinson - 2nd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Gavin Dee

Gavdee1 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Gregor, Reece Robinson

gGor - TR - 08/Mar/14 with Reece Robinson, Gavin Dee

MrFreekie - TR O/S - 26/Feb/14 with Ben

MikeDowsett - 2nd - 2014 with Dave Bankart

jimbonfire - 14/Dec/13

DaveB61 - Lead - 10/Dec/13 with Mike Dowsett

The name is more memorable than the climbing
deacondeacon - Lead O/S - 16/Nov/13

WhipperSnapper - TR O/S - 02/Nov/13 with Maxie, Minty

StevenGrundy - TR O/S - 02/Nov/13

taRomi - 02/Nov/13

The start of this climb was incredibly challenging as there is no cracks to start, and I had to climb with one leg to get myself on top of a ledge, and then I practiced and as I got higher, my climbs became easier as I planned from the beginning how I would climb and I reached the top very easily.
HamzaEric - TR RP - 02/Nov/13

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Sep/13

cameron_hall - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Jen Booys

nick ferro - 01/Sep/13 with Sonam Norbu

rbrookes2 - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Sonam Norbu, Nick Ferro

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13

rockman - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 27/Aug/13 with Geoff Mee

The Patriot - Lead - 19/Aug/13 with David moore

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Aug/13

Nick F Smith - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/13 with Sam Brown

the power - Lead rpt - 15/Jul/13 with rob

slipped off near the top. serves me right for trying to show off and climb in bare feet.
dr_botnik - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/13 with Paul Hy, Phil Taylor

Hardcore Pat - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/13

Dimart - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/13 with Dave, Mike, Ben

adam carless - 2nd rpt - 09/Jun/13 with SecretSquirrel

Hidden - Lead - 04/Jun/13

Ant Man Bee - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/13 with Lydia Ansorge

Not at all painful! ;-)
Jones_d - Lead O/S - 05/May/13 with Roman

Polish eases after first few moves, which were hardest part. Bit contrived after that. How can this be same grade as Great Harry?!
eldre070 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Cem

cem - 2nd rpt - 27/Apr/13 with Mike Eldred

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/13

ashtond6 - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/13

alp79 - 2nd - 14/Apr/13 with Jonny Ashton

mapperley samurai - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Ben Moss

99bolivar - 2nd - 06/Apr/13 with John Hutchinson

Hidden - Lead - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Apr/13

Hidden - Lead - Apr/13

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

ash longreach - Lead - Feb/13 with Chris Hind

the power - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/12 with Paul Hy

Paul Hy - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/12 with Phil T

Bit contrived.
Ewano - Solo O/S - 11/Nov/12

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 22/Sep/12 with Phil

Phil Mercer - Lead - 22/Sep/12 with John Brayshaw

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

Dan818 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/12

Jake Young - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/12

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/12

Wayne S - Lead - 20/Jul/12

Dave Mason - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Darren Belfield

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 09/Jun/12 with John

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/12

Dirty Knees - TR O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Matt Alexander

A Crawford - TR - 07/May/12

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/12

mrginna - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/12 with Emma Campbell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/12

Kev's lead (although he went off line due to freezing fingers) I slipped off a hold due to the same problem but stayed on the proper line with the benefit of a rope above.
valentinesbabe - 2nd dog - 25/Feb/12 with Charley Fell, Kevin Tithe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Feb/12

Probably more Emmas Temptation than Emma Royd.
Tithe Technique - Lead rpt - 25/Feb/12 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

charley - 2nd rpt - 25/Feb/12 with Ange, Kev

malc - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Paul Scott, Martin Hewes

Morwood - 2nd - 14/Jan/12

Hidden - Solo - 2012

PAJames - 2012

David Qualtrough - 2012

MPSBunny - Lead - 24/Oct/11 with Stu Coxon

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Oct/11

dainbramaged999 - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/11 with Andy Farnworth

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

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

tiga271 - Lead - 30/Sep/11 with Dave

pie_eater_pete - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/11

phja - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/11 with candy

Hjort - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/11 with Jake Roberts, Emlyn Roberts

Gazleah - Solo O/S - 17/Sep/11 with serge

Daniel Heath - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Aug/11

A bit artificial if you're trying to avoid the cracks either side.
Becky E - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Mick Sissons, Marilyn

Hidden - Lead - 05/Aug/11

Steady route
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd O/S - 05/Aug/11 with Mick Sissons

Wilst - 2nd - 01/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/11

Ben Hollands - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/11 with Chris Harding, Wendy Anderson

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/11

Chaz2512 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/11

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

Mikael - Lead - 25/Jun/11

Nice VS
jim.barritt - TR O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Morgan Rogers, Al Hepworth

Hidden - Solo O/S - 11/Jun/11

GrahamHP - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/11 with Richard Apthorp

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/11

lxg613 - Lead - Jun/11

ronmcdonald - Lead - Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/May/11

Nice route, easier than some HS not so far away. No FOYH well protected !
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - Lead O/S - 28/May/11 with micksissons, Rosa Vilaseca

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 24/May/11 with Jen

The hard part is getting off the floor on polished footholds and sloping handholds. Typical Birchen!
graphiclunarkid - 2nd O/S - 24/May/11 with dpmUK

arctic_jen - 2nd - 24/May/11 with Dan

steve2006 - Lead O/S - 15/May/11 with Andrew Pearson

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Apr/11

RichardMc - Lead - 17/Apr/11 with Dave Coles

robal - 09/Apr/11

rfdl100 - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11 with Simon Waters

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Mar/11

markytaylor - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11

stevemarkperry - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Glenn Manifold, Iain Graetz

Double Knee Bar - 2nd O/S - 12/Dec/10 with Steve Perry, Iain

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10

Hidden - 30/Oct/10

RalphC - Lead - 17/Oct/10 with Caroline

Joe Costello - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Ellie, Matt

LivinITlarge - Lead O/S - 17/Sep/10 with Joe

LoneBoulderer - 2nd O/S - 17/Sep/10 with LivinITlarge

no real probs , foothold on slab v polished low in grade at vs
glennofsheff - Lead rpt - 12/Sep/10

charley - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Luke, Steve Fletcher, Ange, Geoff, Kev

chumleywarner - TR O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Charley Fell

Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Luke Paul, Geoff Burrows, Steve Fletcher, Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Charley led, Kev 2nd
valentinesbabe - TR O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Luke, Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe, Steven Fletcher

claregardiner - 2nd - 15/Aug/10

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/10

oddessy_uk - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

oddessy_uk - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

David fell off this and on top of me. Seconded and really liked, will lead this soon.
Neil Rodgers (PCC) - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/10 with Laura PCC, David PCC

healybob - TR RP - 10/Jul/10

tommo1664 - Solo - 10/Jul/10

Good
andrea83 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jul/10 with Saffra

nice route with great sloppers to practice technique on enjoyable
maxkellock - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10

Deserves a star for its name alone
JackPott - Lead O/S - 31/May/10 with Thom Evans

Gulon - 2nd O/S - 31/May/10 with Chris Austin

Slabs with breaks - a real Batt kind of route. Fun.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Verity Payne

Hidden - 2nd - 22/May/10

Jonathan Hall - Solo - 21/May/10

andrzej kierzek - Lead O/S - 15/May/10 with Tara

Hidden - 2nd dog - 14/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/May/10

natalio - 2nd rpt - 02/May/10 with Stephen, Jon

MD - Lead - 10/Apr/10 with Dave H

RockaJo - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Steve Hogkinson

Julesthe1st - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/10 with Jason

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Mar/10

tinyali - 2nd - 23/Mar/10 with Rob Middleton

scrat - Lead - 04/Mar/10

Hidden - 2010

natalio - 2nd O/S - 11/Oct/09

phja - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Adrian, zoe marshall

Snowboy - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/09

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 05/Sep/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - 2nd - 05/Sep/09 with Adam Burt

Karlos - Solo O/S - Sep/09

A slightly uninspiring route up the centre of the crag.
Mark_RMC - Lead - 17/Aug/09 with Rob Smart

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/09

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 02/Aug/09 with Chris Poad

chili-d - 25/Jul/09

popebenedictus - Lead rpt - 20/Jun/09 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - 2nd rpt - 20/Jun/09 with Ben H

Jeronimo - Solo - 19/Jun/09 with Ben Johnson

daviesp2 - 2nd - 29/May/09 with Greg Richards

staceyjg - 2nd O/S - 02/May/09 with Captain Crag

jdgaventa - Lead - 02/May/09 with katy

SPA training personal climb, was told to lace it up, so had 6(!) runners. Normally wouldn't have bothered with more than 2...
The_Boy_ODwyer - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/09 with Leo

asmith37 - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Dave Rose

Initial foothold is VERY polished. Agree that blinkers are reqd to avoid using holds either side of the rib. Liked the moves though :)
climbinmunkey - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09

swmackey - Lead - Apr/09 with rebecca ravey

hellboundblr - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Danny Smudge

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Mar/09

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

a nice, direct line, blinkers needed though.
Pilch - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Ed

Kirill - 2nd - 03/Jan/09 with Gerard Thornley, Mark O'Neil

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 03/Jan/09 with Pilch

Hidden - 2009

stargazerhill - TR O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Brindo

brindo - TR - 25/Oct/08 with stargazerhill

howlingbaboon - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Chris FitzHugh

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/08

misssammyd - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/08 with mattjam

I think we climbed this istead of emma's dilemma Mandy also got up this one.
MontyH - Lead O/S - 06/Jun/08 with Lee Lander

Ben Sidsaph - 2nd O/S - 24/May/08 with Lee Packer

Seconded before, took the oppertunity to lead
argyle_dude - Lead rpt - 22/May/08 with smlee84

cem - 2nd - 13/Apr/08 with Mark O'Neill

Dickels - TR O/S - Apr/08 with Emma, Marcus

robjc89 - 2nd O/S - Apr/08 with Ben Stilman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Feb/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 17/Feb/08

didn't intend to do this one but found the wrong line.
gethin_allen - Lead O/S - Feb/08

popebenedictus - 2nd rpt - 12/Jan/08 with Edd Rab

edd rab - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/08 with Ben Harding

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

richw2k2 - 2nd O/S - Dec/07 with Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/07 with Rich, Tommo

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 08/Sep/07 with Sarah, Abi and Dave

Hidden - Solo - 18/Aug/07

Rampikino - Lead - 22/Jul/07 with Cat

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/07

vvanhinsbergh - Lead O/S - 29/May/07 with Adam Thorpe

Hidden - 2nd - 29/May/07

popebenedictus - TR O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Ruth Harding

Powder Puff Girl - TR O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Ben H

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/07 with Lauren Foster/Keeler

gdb4060 - Solo - Mar/07

gdb4060 - Solo - Mar/07

D Berry - Lead rpt - 04/Feb/07 with Claire Berry

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/Dec/06

adam carless - Solo O/S - 27/Dec/06

Caralynh - Lead O/S - 27/Dec/06 with Jez Hadall

A bit eliminate, but has a good couple of delicate moves up the rib.
D Berry - Lead O/S - 29/Oct/06 with Claire Berry

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Oct/06

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/06 with JdP

Iggy_B - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/06 with Richard Freeman

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/Apr/06

John Lisle - 2006

mikej - Lead - 14/Jun/05 with Rick Naylor

Rampikino - Lead - 20/Jun/04 with Liz Hay

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 24/May/04 with Nicola Pettit

Hidden - 2004

SteveM - Lead - 06/Aug/03 with Rosie

Hidden - Lead - Jul/00

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1999 with Stu n Clare

ajc - Solo O/S - 08/Nov/98

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Aug/98

Iain Thow - Solo - 23/Jul/98

ajoliver - Solo O/S - 28/Apr/98

Hidden - 1996

andrewbooth1000 - Solo - 1995

Scally - Lead O/S - 1985 with Dave Shore

1980's
CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 1980

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
DBoothroyd, Hidden, Davie Thomson

Voting
Total votes cast 95
hard HVS0 of 34
HVS0 of 34
easy HVS0 of 34
hard VS1 of 34
VS19 of 34
easy VS11 of 34
hard HS3 of 34
HS0 of 34
easy HS0 of 34
hard 5a0 of 34
5a0 of 34
easy 5a0 of 34
hard 4c1 of 34
4c20 of 34
easy 4c10 of 34
hard 4b3 of 34
4b0 of 34
easy 4b0 of 34
3 Stars0 of 27
2 Stars0 of 27
1 Star21 of 27
0 Stars6 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed34 of 278 (12.2%)
Lead129 of 278 (46.4%)
Followed82 of 278 (29.5%)
Toproped18 of 278 (6.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 278 (0.4%)
Unknown14 of 278 (5.0%)

'Climbed'103 of 278 (37.1%)
clean O/S153 of 278 (55.0%)
clean rpt16 of 278 (5.8%)
clean RP3 of 278 (1.1%)
dogged3 of 278 (1.1%)