Oriel* VS 5a
15m. Climb the steep slanting jamming crack below the sandy cave (crux). Step right onto the poorly protected but easy slab above.

Ticklists: Burbage, Millstone and Beyond Routes Graded List.

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Getting to the top of the crack and then leaving it is a hard sequence - harder than I'd expect on a VS. Unfortunately not a pleasant or satisfying sequence. Dirty, too. A fine heather-pulling top-out, if you like that kind of thing.
djones66 - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/14 with Stve mc D

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 17/Jun/14

David Smith - 2014

lower section quite tough. 5a seems fair.
nigel pearson - 2nd - 21/Apr/13 with Robin

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Aug/12

Varied
Cake - Lead O/S - 18/Aug/12 with Matt

Gambit - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/12 with Barney

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Jim Slater - 2nd O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Graeme

Hard move left into the cave especially in the balmy March heat wave. Top slab has a easy couple of pulls and then plenty of gear. mud bank at the top not as bad as expected. Worth doing.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/12 with Jim

max_chan - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/12 with Steve Carty

Hidden - Lead dog - 24/Mar/12

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Rob Middleton

Tony Kartawick - 2012

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

slacky - Lead rpt - 14/Jun/11 with Andes

Fell off like an idiot, lowered to the ground and did it second go. The jamming was fine, but the move left at the top felt hard for 5a
victim of mathematics - Lead RP - 19/May/11 with Sophie Whyte

SteveJCox - Lead O/S - May/11

Tom Cox - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Steve Cox

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/10

TonyF - Lead - 2010

Tricky top move at crack, pleasent slab above.
slacky - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Ben & Dan

tomthecoolperson - Lead dog - 04/Jun/09 with Andrew

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Jun/09

Hidden - 15/Jul/08

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - Nov/07 with Andy

Brian Rodgers - 2nd - 21/Oct/07 with Mike Todd

was not able to make the move from the cave to the slab
Jon Greengrass - Lead dnf - 2006

Phil West - Lead rpt - 05/Sep/04 with Kiwi Jon

lukea - Lead O/S - 07/May/04 with shannon

SteveM - 2nd - 27/Sep/03 with Tobs

Marq - Lead - 21/Jun/03 with Jon Moulding

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 16/Jun/03 with Laurie Smith

Jonny M - 2nd dog - Mar/03 with Mark Beecher

mikej - Lead - 01/Oct/02 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - 2nd - 06/May/01

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/01

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/00

Hidden - Lead - 2000

Hidden - Lead - 2000

tlr - 2nd - 2000

Roget - Lead O/S - 2000

Hidden - Lead - Aug/99

ArnaudG - 1999

If this is 5a, I think the poor gear on the first part of the slab might make it HVS.
Rog Wilko - Lead - Sep/98 with Alan Nuttall

Phil West - Lead O/S - 02/May/98 with Steve Wild

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Mar/98

Hot day. Strawberries and ice-cream ferried in by Jenny and Mark.
Scott McRae - Lead O/S - 18/May/97 with Steve Lucas

tracyclimber - Lead - 06/May/95

adam carless - Lead O/S - 1993 with Someone from YUMC

NorthernRock - Lead - Aug/92

craig d - 1992

ChrisJD - 2nd - 26/Aug/91 with Alex

Andy Say - Solo - 07/Aug/90

NickJH - Lead O/S - Jul/90 with I Smith

beaumap - Lead - Oct/89 with Bernie Green

babymoac - Lead - 16/Jul/89 with Alan S

steve prior - Lead - May/89 with Chris S

BigHairyIan - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/88 with Mike Gibbison (Hairy)

BRUCESTRAC - 1988 with Chris Cracknell,Various

andy tetsill - Lead - Jun/87

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Aug/86

Neil R - Lead - 02/Jun/85

Hidden - TR - 18/Feb/85

andy gittins - 1985

tapley - Lead - 17/Jun/84 with Malc Otter

Tom V - 1984

mark-abz - Lead - 15/Apr/83 with Andy W

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 11/Sep/82 with Matt Saunders

Ian Jones - Lead - 1982 with John Mayers, Rich Lewis etc

Led Slab
John Marsland - AltLd - May/81 with Ian Stopforth

Chris Craggs - Lead - 1980

Hidden - Lead - May/79

Andy Fielding - Lead - 1979

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jun/77

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Jun/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 26/May/77 with Tony Cuddy

Mark Kemball - AltLd - 20/Jul/75 with Bill Wheeler

Jonathan Lagoe - UKC - Oct/74 with Phil Smith

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