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Ants in my Leg Loop VS 4b

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30m. Neglected, probably because climbers thinking they were on the route with this name were actually climbing a line further left, now called Anty Matter. Start on the W/L cave mound, under a short, open groove below and right of a small tree at 3.5 metres. Bridge up the groove and step left to the tree. Step left again and climb up to the foot of a narrow, right-slanting ramp of solid rock. Follow the ramp to its end at an overhanging block; then bear back left on a narrow strip of cleaner rock, easy to start but with escalating difficulty, to within a few metres from the top. Step right and finish straight up. Very spaced gear.
M Raine, A Fewell 11/Apr/2002
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This climb is in 42 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

Terrible. Chossy, overgrown line, uninspiring climbing.
callans - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Katie Preston

One of the worst climbs I have ever done. Very chossy and escapable.
katiep - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Callan

Well done Mr D - quite bold for the lead!
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/14 with Deepstar

Hidden - Lead - 16/Sep/14

Hidden - Solo - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - TR O/S - 31/Aug/14

Hidden - TR - 27/Aug/14

Adrian Daniels - Lead - 27/Jul/14 with Steve Webster

shaunleonard - 2nd O/S - 29/Jun/14 with Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead - 15/Apr/14

lukerathmell - 2nd - 15/Apr/14 with emma holland

Patrick Clissold - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/14 with Will Laws

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Oct/13

wilkinscl - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Edward shelly

mick1jones - 2nd O/S - 14/Jul/13 with Mike Guttridge

morpcat - Lead O/S - 14/Jul/13 with wilkinscl

Looser and dirtier than expected and some very entertaining and novel gear placements made it thoroughly good fun. Just what I was looking for!
Stuart William - Lead O/S - 20/May/13 with Ben F

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

Nix33 - 2013

Pete Rigby - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12

Samuel Cox - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Andy h

bloody scarey more loose rock than you can shake a stick at. Gear scetchy at best. poorly protected the last 5 metres. large block (mircowave size)half way up looks good but loose. All in all not one for a rpt unless someone does some serious gardening and cleaning. More like HS also (this was when is was graded as S before it was up graded to VS)
kiwi boy - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with sam

tp45597 - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/12 with phil

lukerathmell - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12 with Rachel Bennett

Hidden - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 17/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - May/11

Clare also thought some moves were 4b at least. Very run out for 4a climbing, bit better protected for the 4b bit. Perhaps not VS, but definitely HS.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/11 with Clare

32m. The original line, just left of Elephant's Back, seemingly neglected these days. Surprisingly solid strip of rock amid a sea of looseness. The top of the left-trending section, high up, gets quite thin for a few moves - definitely at least 4a climbing, possibly 4b. Makes the route HS? Maybe.
bpmclimb - TR β - 16/Apr/11 with Shunt

I lead Tom seconded.
blum - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11 with Tom Starks

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

Hidden - 2nd - 27/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 27/Mar/11

djromberg - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Oct/10

Matt02003 - Lead - Aug/09

Ok climb, more of a scramble, pleasant with good weather :)
Sam Pictor - 2nd O/S - 30/May/08 with Dad

ian d f - Lead - 2008

guy xavier percival - Solo O/S - 22/Aug/07 with none

simonw1 - 2nd - 08/Jul/07 with Ginger Pete

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

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Voting
Total votes cast 23
hard HVS0 of 7
HVS0 of 7
easy HVS0 of 7
hard VS0 of 7
VS5 of 7
easy VS2 of 7
hard HS0 of 7
HS0 of 7
easy HS0 of 7
hard 4c0 of 7
4c0 of 7
easy 4c0 of 7
hard 4b0 of 7
4b3 of 7
easy 4b4 of 7
hard 4a0 of 7
4a0 of 7
easy 4a0 of 7
3 Stars0 of 9
2 Stars0 of 9
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Style of ascent

Soloed5 of 42 (11.9%)
Lead18 of 42 (42.9%)
Followed13 of 42 (31.0%)
Toproped3 of 42 (7.1%)
Unknown3 of 42 (7.1%)

'Climbed'16 of 42 (38.1%)
clean O/S24 of 42 (57.1%)
clean β1 of 42 (2.4%)
clean rpt1 of 42 (2.4%)