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Minute Waltz VD

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[Minute Waltz, 3 kb]25m. This route takes the obvious system of cracks and runnels which rise for 10m before trending right and merging into a darker flowstone formation near the top of the slab (providing the crux). Exit the slab slightly left; then trend right up grass slopes to a good tree (just left of a rock outcrop). The gear is a little spaced, but not unreasonably so, and part of the flowstone flake near the top is flexing and requires care.
R A Broomhead, J Stanbury 30/Mar/2002

Ticklists: Fairy Cave Quarry Top 20.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 205 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Nick

stoneback - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Alan

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 19/Apr/14 with Kirsten

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/14

BALD EAGLE - 2nd - 12/Apr/14 with Rob Horler

the ant hill mob - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14

Second time. Dave's first time at the quarry
Neil Watson - Lead - 29/Mar/14 with Dave McM

To rig top rope for Strictly Ballroom.
The Ivanator - Lead rpt - 15/Mar/14 with Toby, Rich

kenneM - 2nd - 24/Oct/13 with Pete

Muddy!
tolly_60 - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/13

Matt Amos - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/13

mh554 - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/13

matthewpwilson - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with Ed W, Laura

laura wilson - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/13 with matthewpwilson

Adrian Daniels - 2nd - 25/Aug/13 with John Parrott

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/13

Steve Woollard - 2nd - 07/Aug/13 with Samantha Roach

SamanthaRoach12 - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/13 with Steve Woollard

Setting up a top rope for the kids to climb yet again, but still a nice climb.
lazzaw - Lead rpt - 02/Aug/13 with Jonathan Cook

seanprendiville - 2nd - 01/Aug/13 with Tessa

MartinN - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13

timstyles - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Robert, Mayur Patel

Jen Mason - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with Julia

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Jul/13

just one more - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/13 with katie b

beth_may - 2nd - 04/Jul/13 with William Brown

Up and down.
cameron_hall - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/13

will_benfold - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/13

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

Started route ok,just past where the route vears to the right hand crack, struggled to find suitable areas for protection so backed off and down climbed. Mike hen led route from my in situ protection past the point where I backed off.
alikirk - Lead dnf - 26/Jun/13 with Mike Holgate

alikirk - 2nd β - 26/Jun/13 with Mike Holgate

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/13

Seconded by Jude. Took the right hand runnel rather than following the main crack to the right. More satisfying climbing and also better protected. Might be a good place for novice learners.
lazzaw - Lead rpt - 22/Jun/13 with Jason Wilber, Jude

Hidden - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/13

Seconded this climb with Richard Goodbody leading. Used it to practie my foot work and balance, found i got on a lot better than first climb. Base of crag was again geasy and muddy.
alikirk - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Richard Goodbody

Neil Gay - Lead rpt - 10/Jun/13 with Ben Bird

BenBird - 2nd - 10/Jun/13 with Neil Gay

Good solid rock and good protection - quite spaced, especially to the first piece I put in, but safe moves throughout.
lazzaw - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with Steve Banford, Jonathan Cook

mikedevcole - 2nd β - 01/Jun/13

mikedevcole - Lead β - 01/Jun/13

Mike DC
mutly - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/13

Gaz of Bath - Lead RP - 26/May/13

Easty14 - Lead - 18/May/13

paul1234 - 2nd - 08/Apr/13 with Sarah

Nix33 - 2013

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - Lead - 29/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Sep/12

Felix Ottey - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12

mattc - Lead RP - 03/Sep/12

Jobbo - Lead rpt - 03/Sep/12 with Matt Carwardine

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

pffft - Solo O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Kylie Richards

AndyMcCoy - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Michelle

klo1981 - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Steve Collard

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

Matt Schwarz - 2nd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Pete north

paulerussell - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/12 with Chris Poad

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jul/12

stuntsbyjon - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12

Jobbo - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/12 with sprucemoose, shaws

shaws - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Jobbo

Leon. D - Lead - 28/Jul/12

upontop - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Sophie

Mikey1988 - Lead O/S - 05/Jul/12 with Richard cox, gareth beswick

JezH - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Ellie

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 23/May/12

wurzelinzummerset - Lead - 12/May/12 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 12/May/12 with wurzelinzummerset

easy climb, good protection early on but not so much after half way. I was not happy with the wet grass at the top, so traversed a little to the right to gain ascent to the tree. Not a pleasant finish.
Alex Parker - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with laura parker

Slabs - urgh!
Laura Parker - 2nd - 14/Apr/12 with Alex Parker

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

Hidden - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12

Steve27 - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Luke Rathmell

I stayed below the grassy overhang and traversed accross and up to the tree.
tommyt82uk - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/12 with Ian Head

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

Great little climb worth a star
robbie Warke - 2nd - 18/Mar/12 with Paula Warke

Very sunny day on a very pleasant route, bit of veg all the way along but solid gear and easy moves, beware loose boulder at the top, won't take much pulling to send a nice presant down to your belayer! Recommend climbing past grass and up next slab then walking down, tree belay is just underneath the aforementioned loose boulder!
Mikey1988 - 2012 with Richard cox, gareth beswick

Cloudy.
jpksalmon - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/11 with Hannah

Hidden - 2nd - Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 12/Sep/11

robertcunningham86 - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11

Neil Watson - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11

Craig's first Trad lead, executed smoothly!
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Craig

DreadyCraig - Lead O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Ivan B

Chrissie Baylis - 2nd O/S - 14/Aug/11 with Cerberus1956

Hidden - Lead - 08/Aug/11

BenRyle - Lead rpt - 29/Jul/11

CharlotteMilner - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/11

BenRyle - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 11/Jul/11

Hidden - Lead - 11/Jul/11

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

Jon Didymus - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/11

carl_123 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11

bradholmes - 2nd - 11/Jun/11 with Chris Bonner

chrislamming - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/11 with Paul Stoddart

Mr-Cowdrey - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Lorcan O'Brien

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

Dave Ing - 2nd O/S - 29/May/11 with Phil RAF

MajorRS - 2nd O/S - 21/May/11 with Tom Baker

TomBaker - Lead O/S - 21/May/11 with Jessica Jackson, Dan Warren

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/May/11

Hidden - Lead - 02/May/11

Will Gordon - Lead O/S - May/11 with Chris Jose

Hidden - Lead - May/11

Nice easy climb with good protection lower down but runs out near the top. Nice easy climb.
Jonathan Storey - Lead O/S - 30/Apr/11 with Roger

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

bpmclimb - Solo rpt - 20/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/11

Neil's first trad lead.
joeurwin - 2nd rpt - 28/Mar/11 with Neil Gay

Neil Gay - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/11 with joeurwin

The flexing flakes haven't been pulled off yet, but it's only a matter of time.
bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 20/Mar/11 with Andy S

fletch73 - 2011

Wet and chossy
davenev - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/10 with mick

VDiff- 20m LP Warm-up Avon and Cheddar
Matt Smyth - Lead O/S - 15/Oct/10 with Olly Pirkis

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Oct/10

cas smerdon - Lead - 01/Sep/10 with mark joyce

karenhh - Lead - 30/Aug/10

Damp with lots of wild life. Set up for Michelle.
jezb1 - Lead - 23/Aug/10

jenniferanncleaver - 2nd - 22/Aug/10

stpauliblade - Lead - 22/Aug/10

bpmclimb - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/10 with Clare

Quick warm up after lunch. Soft at VD. Bundles of gear if you want. Good for a beginners first lead
kiwi boy - 2nd - 08/Aug/10 with Greg K

Easy climbing, difficult gear
SharonC1604 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/10

used top rope to climb strictly ballroom next door
wilf - 2nd O/S - 25/Jul/10 with nick f

got to be the best low grade route in the quarry
Marti999 - Solo O/S - 25/Jul/10

cas smerdon - 2nd - 24/Jul/10 with Mark S

mark stansfield - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with Carole

James Moyle - 2nd - 21/Jul/10 with Gareth Bowen

Richard Fox - Lead - Jul/10

JJSegarty - 2nd O/S - Oct/09 with Sue Taylor, Alan Taylor

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Aug/09

For the 3rd time!
sofe13 - 17/Aug/09 with Lisa

WoD - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/09 with Sophie

Ben's gear was loose, would have given way
sofe13 - 2nd - 30/Jul/09 with Ben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/09

Hidden - Lead β - 27/Jul/09

Gear placement was hard, climb was ok
sofe13 - Lead - 20/Jul/09 with Juls

olliegray96 - 2nd - 20/Jul/09 with dad,reece & ryan

Outdoorfun37 - Lead - 08/Jul/09 with Chris Wright, Vicky Barker

cas smerdon - TR - 24/Jun/09 with bob & chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/09

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Lisa Paling

petegunn - 2nd - 28/May/09 with Davina

Hidden - Lead - 24/May/09

bazzag - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with alison,reece,ollie and ryan

MarkRyder - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/09 with James P

jamespilgrim - Lead - 15/Mar/09 with Mark

Hidden - Lead - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - 01/Mar/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Mar/09

KarlH - Lead O/S - 28/Feb/09 with Gemma

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/09

not very good pro, felt harder in the wet than a vdiff, more like a severe.
misplaced - Lead O/S - Jan/09

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

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Aug/08

Matt Schwarz - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Dylan

dylan2025 - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/08 with Matt S

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08

richardadventurecafe - Lead - 24/Mar/08 with Richard Maxwell

Compfy COLD climb with interesting slipery accent over frozen grass to top tree. Tried to kill lee with large rock on decent. oops.
srees2108 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Maya

petegunn - Lead - 2008

ian d f - Lead - 2008

Hidden - Lead rpt - 26/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 06/Oct/07

Hidden - Lead - 02/Oct/07

John_Hat - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Stevieblue

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Sep/07

Hidden - Lead - 02/Sep/07

fist climb for Laura. Shoulder pulling.
nikinko - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/07 with Laura J

Finished at tree belay on the left.
Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/07 with Hannah Redmond

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

AlexD - Lead O/S - 05/Aug/07 with Joe

joeurwin - 2nd β - 05/Aug/07 with alex

Nowhere to place gear in middle!
cas smerdon - Lead - 09/Jul/07 with Ian Jones

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 09/Jul/07

Dan B - Lead O/S - 26/May/07 with Bev

Got bored while Megan and Cas went off to get food and water. Might have gone a bit off route at the top, but it felt vdiff all the way.
freelancer_85 - Solo O/S - 02/May/07

Definatly went the right way this time!! Megan dropped a screwgate at the top of Real Men Do Eat Quiche, so I nipped up to get it before we went home. Forgot to take a rope up with me, so had to downclimb back to the abb rope that I'd luckly left at the top of Jive Talkin'
freelancer_85 - Solo rpt - 02/May/07

Ybot Htulk - Solo - May/07

Hidden - Lead rpt - 03/Oct/06

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Aug/06

Hidden - Lead RP - Jul/06

django - 2nd O/S - Jul/06 with Steve Corner

Hidden - Lead - 18/Jun/06

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Clare, Michael L & Michael M

Sarah Bough - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/06 with James Wasiak

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/06

dpmUK - Lead rpt - 01/Apr/06 with Dunks

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/05

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Sep/05 with Chris Davis

dpmUK - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/05 with Matt Litchfield

cornishben - Lead - Jan/05

Hidden - 2005

sam coward - Lead O/S - 2005 with Helen and Tom (my brother)

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Sep/04

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Hidden, J.Atkins

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Total votes cast 53
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hard VD1 of 27
VD17 of 27
easy VD6 of 27
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Style of ascent

Soloed13 of 205 (6.3%)
Lead123 of 205 (60.0%)
Followed62 of 205 (30.2%)
Toproped1 of 205 (0.5%)
Unknown6 of 205 (2.9%)

'Climbed'74 of 205 (36.1%)
clean O/S103 of 205 (50.2%)
clean β5 of 205 (2.4%)
clean rpt19 of 205 (9.3%)
clean RP3 of 205 (1.5%)
dnf1 of 205 (0.5%)