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Little Steve's Mersey Tunnel Affair S 4a

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18m. Start a metre right of the Back to Sandy Lane groove. Climb up to and over the left side of an overlap; then climb a crack to a ledge. Finish up the thinner, right hand of two cracks.
J Hitchins, R Thompson 08/Apr/2002

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becoming-stranger - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/14 with Klara

Easty14 - Lead - 30/Mar/14

Patrick Clissold - Lead - 21/Mar/14 with Will Laws

howsthebeef - 2nd O/S - 12/Mar/14 with L. Mansell

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Mar/14

SamanthaRoach12 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with ianlaw

stpauliblade - Lead - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead - 15/Nov/13

Footiemadhannah - 2nd - 15/Nov/13 with Leon Troake

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/13

SamanthaRoach12 - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/13 with ianlaw

Hidden - Solo rpt - 15/Oct/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

Loose in places
cdpuk - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Alex Peka

JulianB - Lead - 05/Oct/13 with Amanda Redvers

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Oct/13

Wet morning
dereke12000 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Rob

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/13

Straight forward climb. Plenty of protection with gear placed anchors at the top.
Stew nutter - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/13 with Neil gay

Neil Gay - 2nd rpt - 23/Jul/13 with Stew Nutter

mattc - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/13

Eike - Lead - 06/Jul/13 with Iain Shone

Tarquin - 30/Jun/13 with Louise

Louvet - 30/Jun/13 with Tarquin

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/13

Wet and windy conditions
alikirk - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/13

Trippinjester - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Jennie Fowler, Jamie Knight

lgp81 - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Brendan Gill

madguernseyboy - 2nd O/S - 04/May/13 with Lucy Plowman

Malpractise - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/13 with Richard Goodbody

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Apr/13

beth_may - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/13 with Klara Marsikova

Neil Gay - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Ben Bird

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Steve Grey

BenBird - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Neil Gay

JenRoberts - 2nd O/S - 06/Apr/13 with Chris P

MartinN - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13

Ian JL - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13

hubert - Lead O/S - 06/Jan/13

riddle - 2nd O/S - 01/Jan/13 with Danny H

Nix33 - 2013

Wet and in trainers
BBEENN - Lead β - 16/Dec/12

madwheeler - 2nd O/S - 16/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead rpt - 11/Nov/12

TomGudgeon - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/12 with Matt Williams

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/12

Brads 1st trad lead!
tomshanti - 2nd β - 09/Sep/12 with Brad Fry

bradfry - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Tom Shanti

arandall - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Mum, Liz

Lizzie Randall - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Alex

klo1981 - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Steve Collard

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/12

The Pylon King - Solo rpt - 03/Aug/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead - 19/Jul/12

Phill lead.
jamiemcdonald - 2nd O/S - 06/Jul/12 with Michelle Taylor, Phill Sparks

PhillS - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/12 with Mich, Jamie

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jun/12

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

Sarah Welsh - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with Emma Grant

Hidden - AltLd - 15/Apr/12

Great route to warm up on after a frosty night! Lots of cracks and flakes, just to the right of cirstel wall,
Mikey1988 - Lead O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Gareth Berwick

j miller - 2012

Great first HS lead for Nick.
Deano100 - 2nd - 26/Nov/11 with Nick

pete1993 - 2nd - 05/Nov/11

mattorford - Lead - 05/Nov/11

AielSavage - Lead - 05/Nov/11

stoneback - Lead O/S - Nov/11 with Dean

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 30/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/11

BBEENN - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 16/Oct/11

Grade seemed soft.
stranter - 2nd β - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/11

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

Hidden - 2nd β - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/11

A nice climb to warm up a wee bit loose near the top but not too bad.
Dopey_172 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd - 28/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 28/Jun/11

nick hawkins - Lead - 22/May/11 with steve

Steve27 - 2nd - 22/May/11 with Nick Hawkins

Hidden - Lead - May/11

James Moyle - 2nd - 29/Apr/11 with Carole Standing

Andyh83 - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/11

bpmclimb - Solo rpt - 13/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jan/11

Jonathan Emett - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/10 with karen, jimbo

The Pylon King - Solo O/S - 22/Oct/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/10

HS 4a- 20m TR- loose Thirding Avon and Cheddar
Matt Smyth - TR O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Raff Russell, Olly Pirkis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Oct/10

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/10 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Lead - 24/Jul/10

Agreed - Severe at most. Watch out at half way point - large loose rock.
mikehay - Lead - 23/Jul/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/10

webs_69 - Lead - Aug/09

webs_69 - Lead - Aug/09

WoD - 2nd O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Sophie

Sweet! Gear hard at times but fun all the same, easy climb
sofe13 - Lead - 30/Jul/09 with Ben

cas smerdon - Lead - 15/Jul/09 with chris y

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/09 with foy

gringoloco - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/09 with pins

ollie080488 - Lead O/S - 19/Dec/08 with Luke Moran

alexisg - TR O/S - 08/Nov/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08

CosmosKey - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/08 with Rick & Frank

leeangell - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/08 with Lee Parsons

lemon - Lead RP - 13/Jul/08 with James Chidgey

richardadventurecafe - Lead - 26/Jan/08 with Steve Reynalds

dcomeau - Solo rpt - 08/Sep/07

Ooodles of protection after the initial runout from the ground.
dcomeau - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/07 with Self Belay

guy xavier percival - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/07 with none

mol - Lead - 02/May/07 with Paul Drayton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/07

cas smerdon - 2nd - 23/Apr/07 with jones and shea

Megans first HS lead. Nice one gadget girl!
freelancer_85 - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/07 with Megan

Sarah Bough - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/07 with Henry Olver, Andrew Hawkins

littledave - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Ian Parkhouse

Lovely climb, good belay at the top and low in the grade to boot!
freelancer_85 - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/07 with Megan

seconded by rosa and hazel, descended the ridge
ebunick - Lead O/S - 18/Feb/07 with Rosa

mike kann - Solo O/S - 2007

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 17/Dec/06 with Clare

Hidden - Lead β - 18/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 05/Jun/06

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/06

adamscottthomas - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Ben Clench

bob3141 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/06 with Jon Martin

Knocked big rock onto Colleen. Tied directly into gear and rested while she recovered.
dpmUK - Lead dog - 03/Sep/05 with Colleen

Jen79 - 2nd - Sep/05 with Matt Litchfield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2004

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Total votes cast 55
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easy HS0 of 11
hard S1 of 11
S5 of 11
easy S0 of 11
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HVD5 of 11
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hard 4b0 of 23
4b0 of 23
easy 4b0 of 23
hard 4a0 of 23
4a17 of 23
easy 4a5 of 23
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3 Stars0 of 21
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Style of ascent

Soloed10 of 137 (7.3%)
Lead76 of 137 (55.5%)
Followed44 of 137 (32.1%)
Toproped2 of 137 (1.5%)
Alt Leads1 of 137 (0.7%)
Unknown4 of 137 (2.9%)

'Climbed'42 of 137 (30.7%)
clean O/S76 of 137 (55.5%)
clean β5 of 137 (3.6%)
clean rpt12 of 137 (8.8%)
clean RP1 of 137 (0.7%)
dogged1 of 137 (0.7%)