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Black Hawk Tower VD

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A devious expedition from the 1930s, care with the rope is needed. Climb the chimney until the exposed ledge on the tower to the right can be accessed. Follow this all the way round to the south face and climb a shallow groove to finish - crux. © ROCKFAX
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This climb is in 100 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead - 09/Jul/14

Hidden - Solo dnf - 02/Jul/14

Jam_sandwich - Lead O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Dayle Jones

DayleJones - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/14 with Jam

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14

Talk about rope drag, managed to get myself in a complete mess with the ropes at the top and set up one of the worst belays in my life which was compounded by a twist in the ropes. The step across onto the ledge felt very exposed!
MPSBunny - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Robby Pineda

Dafydd Llywelyn - Solo O/S - 19/Apr/14

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 11/Aug/13

Steve J P - Lead - 17/Jul/13 with BW

Bernie Wylde - 2nd - 17/Jul/13 with sp

Finished up the Black Hawk Bastion finish as there were some guys on Eliminator.
deacondeacon - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13

dr_botnik - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with ben nevill

Had to break it up due to rope drag. Fun easy unusual moves. A great solo route
Ross Young - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Johanna, Marnoch

Wonderfully weird. Better soloed I think, certainly requires more skilled rope management than I managed.
mhamiltonj - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/13 with Johanna, Ross Y

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jun/13

edd rab - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with adrian scott

adrianscott - Lead O/S - 16/May/13 with Edd Rab

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/12

Excellent route.
Tithe Technique - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Angela Paul

Managed with one rope and did well until the last corner...rope just dropped under the edge so I had a bit of a job hanging from the top, had to unclip my last piece of gear to flip it out. Excellent climb though and would be easy with twin ropes. Felt quite exposed stepping around onto the ledge and I would say that is the crux rather than the finishing groove.
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Kevin Tithe

a lovely expedition, nicely exposed. ropework would have been interesting
GermanAlex - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/12

dannygiblin - Jun/12

buxtoncoffeelover - Solo - 04/May/12

monkey1 - Lead - May/12

Scott Dunkley - 16/Mar/12 with Tim Grice

Hidden - Solo O/S - 16/Mar/12

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/12

Scott Dunkley - 2012

akhughes - Solo O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead - 2012

very wet when did and got rope stuck due to drag
weekendwarrior92 - Lead - 2012 with Zoe Logan

Susannah2010 - 2nd - 21/Sep/11

Rich K - 2nd - 30/Aug/11 with Wayne Cheung

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/11

kcollender - 2nd - 19/Mar/11

Marc-G - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/11 with Killian

slacky - 2nd rpt - 2011 with Andes, Ben

David Smith - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - 2011

Hidden - Dec/10

Lead after James had placed a couple of pieces of gear. I added another 4 and set up belay
danny269 - Lead - 07/Oct/10 with JamesT

al123 - Solo O/S - 26/Sep/10

markriddington - 2nd dnf - 30/Jul/10 with Richard Sore

Nick1812P - Solo O/S - 29/Jul/10 with Jamie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Apr/10

howlingbaboon - Solo O/S - 19/Mar/10

andrew sandercock - Solo O/S - 03/Mar/10

chris552303 - Lead - 2010

Hidden - 2010

amthalmann - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09

Rope drag city!
emlynroberts - Lead - 31/Oct/09 with Amanda Thalmann (BUMS)

Adam Potter - Solo O/S - 20/Sep/09

Hidden - Lead - 10/Sep/09

Chris Plewa - Lead O/S - Aug/09

mic_b - Solo O/S - 27/Jun/09

Hidden - Solo - 27/Jun/09

Si dH - Solo O/S - 13/Jun/09

SteveM - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Andy

mark_jc - 2009

victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/08 with Jaime

Hidden - AltLd - 11/Apr/08

Hidden - Lead - 23/Feb/08

Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 26/Jan/08 with Paul Dewey

Hidden - 2008

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

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/07

finished up a crack on front face to avoid rope problems.
howlingbaboon - 2nd dnf - 06/Aug/07 with Chris FitzHugh

tlr - Solo - 31/Jul/07

Amazing Exposure
Dan Leach - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Apr/07

Nicos - Solo O/S - 28/Jan/07 with solo

crossdressingrodney - Solo O/S - 08/Jul/06

Tobias at Home - 2006

Marc Murphy - Lead - Jul/05

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - May/05

ChrisJD - Lead - Mar/05 with Clare

2 pitches, should have made it 3!
JohnHutch - Lead - 26/Nov/04

DerwentDiluted - Lead - 08/Aug/04 with Dr. death

Stig - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/03 with Kos

Hidden - Lead - 20/Oct/02

Hidden - Lead - 14/Sep/02

Hidden - 2nd - 07/Jul/02

mikehenesy - Lead O/S - May/02 with Rob Norris

Howard J - 2nd - 06/Feb/00 with Jeff Burgum

Hidden - Solo O/S - 2000

Hidden - Solo - May/99

Iain Thow - Solo - 25/Jul/96

Budge - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/96 with Nicola Ottewell, Brian Ottewell

Chris Ellis - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/95 with Rachel Nicolson

atom - 2nd - 29/Aug/93 with Sheila Ellison

Hidden - Lead β - Apr/90

Hidden - Solo - 22/Apr/87

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 24/Jul/83 with Kim Greenald

Ian Clare - 1982

Ghastly Rubberfeet - Solo - 1980

Mark Kemball - Lead - 07/Oct/79

Andy Say - Solo - 06/Aug/79

Nigel Bond - Lead - 17/Sep/78 with Dave Grey

mikej - Solo - 29/Oct/72 with Janice Coulton, Brian Norris, Geoff Williams

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Total votes cast 16
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HVD0 of 8
easy HVD4 of 8
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VD4 of 8
easy VD0 of 8
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Style of ascent

Soloed30 of 100 (30.0%)
Lead34 of 100 (34.0%)
Followed20 of 100 (20.0%)
Alt Leads4 of 100 (4.0%)
Unknown12 of 100 (12.0%)

'Climbed'51 of 100 (51.0%)
clean O/S44 of 100 (44.0%)
clean β1 of 100 (1.0%)
clean rpt1 of 100 (1.0%)
dnf3 of 100 (3.0%)