Trainer Failure* VS 5a
[Perfect Winter's Day, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
The pumpy arete is technical and reachy. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Perfect Winter's Day © The Reaper
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 187 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

gavinpeach - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Max Pendleton

JamieSparkes - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/15 with solo

JoshuaLewis - Solo O/S - 16/May/15 with ZoŽ Clegg, Steve Lewis

charley - Solo β - 16/May/15

steve L - Solo O/S - 16/May/15

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/15

PenJD - Solo β - 22/Apr/15 with Rachel B, Pat D and Sean O

mattc - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15

Alex 74 - 2nd rpt - 08/Apr/15 with Matt Carwardine

FlavioL1989 - Solo O/S - 08/Apr/15

westaway - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/15

Joe Costello - Sent - 21/Mar/15

Above 2 mats. It took a couple of ups and downs before committing. For a VS, the crux is pretty damn hard. If it was a couple of metres longer it would be HVS for sure.
Jimbo C - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Chris

Fragmod - Sent - 09/Nov/14

SDM - Sent O/S - 01/Nov/14 with Luke, Michael

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/14 with Jemma

Gambit - Sent O/S - 21/Sep/14 with OlI

soph - Solo - 16/Sep/14 with Tony Stone

Nick1812P - Sent O/S - 22/Aug/14 with Pete

Hidden - Solo dnf - 30/Jul/14

Alex Hallam - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 21/May/14

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 14/May/14

Hidden - May/14

Hidden - Solo - 28/Apr/14

Last move a bit reachy for my liking when solo.
Clemmo - Solo O/S - 24/Apr/14

Fat Tim - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/14 with Fidel Sciamanna

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Mar/14

Deezel65 - Solo RP - 16/Mar/14

Well pleased to look on the votes and write ups to see people think 5b. The guide we had said 5a so I just pulled on and did it without any faff. Long reach defo helps. Nice route.
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with casey johns

casey johns - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with luke glaister

Hidden - Sent O/S - 01/Mar/14

Hidden - Solo - 20/Jan/14

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Dan Arkle - 2014

a13x - Sent O/S - 05/Oct/13 with Greta, Chris Bowden, Matthew Gibbings, Jordan Phethean, Alison Monks, Jessie Harris

Tried before but couldn't build the courage up for the top!
phleppy - Solo - 25/Sep/13 with Garr, roy

James Oakes - Sent - 12/Sep/13

atom - Solo - 04/Sep/13 with Mark Watkins, Richard Sharpe

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13

kermit_uk - Sent O/S - 19/Aug/13

Dave Mountford - TR - 16/Jul/13 with alex thackaway

MTL - Sent O/S - 21/Jun/13

Retro onsight, no memory of doing it before. Reckon it's worth 5b for shorties.
adam carless - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/13 with victim of mathematics

5b seems nearer the mark than the 5a in the guide. Tough!
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/13 with Adam

Hidden - Lead - 27/Apr/13

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 20/Apr/13

dr_botnik - Sent O/S - 02/Apr/13

grubes - Sent O/S - 31/Mar/13

benkelsey - Solo O/S - 28/Feb/13 with Jake Shaw

john lynch - Solo - 27/Feb/13 with Joe Holden

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Feb/13

benlatham07 - Sent O/S - 2013

Hidden - 2013

jorge1983 - Solo dnf - 13/Nov/12

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

JLS - Sent rpt - 07/Oct/12 with Jacqui

tallsop - Lead - 14/Sep/12 with terry

Milne - 2nd O/S - 14/Sep/12 with tom allsop

Alex 74 - TR - 01/Sep/12 with Dave m

cem - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/12 with Pete Colledge

Hidden - TR O/S - 04/Aug/12

Mattlamb90 - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Tibbett

incredibly misty and cold, last solo of a nice weekend on the grit.
Ricky Rocks - Solo - 07/May/12 with steve_yo

nice enough
dunnyg - Solo O/S - 22/Apr/12 with ewan

Alex.M-M. - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/12

SteveM - Solo - 24/Mar/12

HAJ Francis - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

sam820 - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/12

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 11/Mar/12

Somerset swede basher - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/12

Worrying top move with waxy numb fingers
jkarran - Solo - 15/Jan/12 with Team

Sidekick - Sent O/S - 14/Jan/12

kingholmesy - Solo O/S - 2012

Birdo - Solo O/S - 20/Nov/11

Stuart Johnston - Solo - 20/Nov/11

Hidden - Solo - 31/Oct/11

simon1965 - Solo O/S - 26/Oct/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Oct/11

Found it pretty tough finding the right jams, but got it in the end.
DKaye - Lead dog - 01/Sep/11 with Alex Minshall

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

jowgli - Sent x - 02/Jul/11 with will kelsall

Hidden - Sent x - Jul/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead RP - 11/Jun/11

ianjfsutcliffe - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Courty

M_W_Court - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/11 with ian sutcliffe

Pythonist - Solo O/S - 02/Jun/11

Hidden - Solo dnf - 29/May/11

Sam Simpson - Solo O/S - 21/May/11

Ground-up ascent. Found this very tough. Climbed an easier HVS 5c of similar length yesterday! I'd give it 5b at the least (gets 5a in the BMC guide).
graphiclunarkid - Lead RP - 19/May/11 with Tom, arctic jen

arctic_jen - 2nd - 19/May/11 with Rich

Nick Rundall - Lead - 17/May/11 with Al Padkin, John Cooper, Adam Youd, Jon Taylor

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/11

Im quite short and definetely hit my flexibility limit on the moves...still aching 3 days later!
Laura-lou - 2nd - 28/Apr/11 with chris prescott

Alex Thompson - Sent O/S - 22/Apr/11 with Martin Rogers

petellis - Solo dnf - 12/Mar/11 with Aly

Hidden - Solo rpt - 12/Mar/11

Hidden - Sent - 12/Mar/11

uphillnow - 2011

greenclimb - Sent - 12/Dec/10 with Sarah

Was going to lead it but wasn't happy I could get the moves as it is quite tricky for shortarses so did it on a rope. Very reachy had to rest at the second break as finger ends were caning, not sure if it was the cold or the sharpness of the grit. Top out on lead into the snow would have been interesting!
valentinesbabe - TR dog - 28/Nov/10 with Charley Fell, Geoff Burrows, Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

Wanted to save this for the lead on a warmer day but none of us weren't exactly in the mood to lead anything else so TR it...
charley - TR O/S - 28/Nov/10 with Ange, Geoff, Kev

Hidden - Sent - 24/Oct/10

madasten - Solo O/S - 06/Oct/10 with Ethan

Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 05/Oct/10 with Guido

Hidden - 05/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo dnf - Oct/10

Mattyk - Sent - 25/Sep/10 with Jamie Moss

Hidden - 2nd - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Solo - 14/Aug/10

cem - Lead O/S - 07/Aug/10 with Paul Bolton

Yanis Nayu - 2nd RP - 05/Jul/10 with Andy

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/10

Hidden - Solo RP - 17/Jun/10

popebenedictus - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Song Tsai, Adrian Scott, Edd Rab

adrianscott - Solo RP - 15/Jun/10

edd rab - Solo O/S - 15/Jun/10

Hidden - Solo - 16/May/10

Pown - Solo O/S - 13/May/10

disturbed_one51 - Solo - 11/Apr/10

Obi-Wan is lost... - Solo - 11/Apr/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Apr/10

chrisbussell - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/10 with Mark Vallance

drysori - Lead - 2010

After retreating the first time due to my foot slipping off
Gambit - Solo O/S - 12/Dec/09 with Tom and Rob

hilty - Solo O/S - Oct/09

Matt Bennett - Solo O/S - 22/Sep/09 with Nathan Sharp

Hidden - Solo rpt - 22/Sep/09

Hidden - Solo - 04/Aug/09

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/09 with Stee

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/09

Martin Haworth - Solo - 30/May/09 with Marek

Hardcore Pat - Solo O/S - 30/May/09

paul__in_sheffield - Solo O/S - 24/May/09

bigphil - Sent - 21/May/09 with Toby

tlr - Sent - 15/Apr/09

Nicos - Sent - 02/Apr/09 with andy plat

kdlauder - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/09 with Mike C

first lead fall on to gear
mike278 - Lead dnf - 28/Feb/09 with JWB

Sketchy long reach at the end was a worry sans rope.
JLS - Sent O/S - 21/Feb/09 with Mike B.

Hidden - Solo - 20/Feb/09

lowersharpnose - Solo - 14/Jan/09 with Duz, Sloper

Hidden - Sent - 01/Jan/09

nai - Sent - 23/Dec/08

Jeronimo - Solo O/S - 15/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/08

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 03/Dec/08

Graeme Hammond - Solo rpt - 03/Dec/08

monsteratt - Lead β - 31/Oct/08 with Morgan Preece

Had to do it in Trainers!!
MorganPreece - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/08 with Monty

steveb2006 - Solo - 26/Oct/08

deacondeacon - Solo - 25/Sep/08

Guy Wilson - 2nd O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Paul Smith

chiverstom - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/08 with WIl Treasure

Hidden - Solo O/S - 31/Mar/08

shoulders - Lead - 21/Aug/07 with Pete C

Chris the Tall - Solo - 31/Jul/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/07

Hidden - Solo - 11/Jun/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/07

tom.e - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo - Apr/07

Graeme Hammond - Solo O/S - 02/Mar/07

gethin_allen - Lead O/S - 2007

Hidden - Lead - Aug/01

steveb2006 - Solo - 19/May/01

Hidden - Solo - 04/Jun/00

Hidden - TR - May/00

adam carless - TR - May/00 with Nick Smith - UKC

Hidden - Solo - 22/Mar/00

danm - Lead - 2000

Bug - 1999

bigphil - Solo - 03/Jul/98

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 16/Jul/95

Hidden - Lead - 07/May/95

D Tempest - Solo - 31/Oct/93 with Rick

Roget - Solo O/S - 24/Jul/93 with jon

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - May/92

Hidden - Solo - 25/Aug/90

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/89

Tom V - 1988

Billg - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/85 with Dave Gregory

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Voting
Total votes cast 62
hard HVS0 of 22
HVS0 of 22
easy HVS3 of 22
hard VS12 of 22
VS7 of 22
easy VS0 of 22
hard HS0 of 22
HS0 of 22
easy HS0 of 22
hard 5b3 of 23
5b8 of 23
easy 5b9 of 23
hard 5a1 of 23
5a2 of 23
easy 5a0 of 23
hard 4c0 of 23
4c0 of 23
easy 4c0 of 23
3 Stars0 of 17
2 Stars10 of 17
1 Star6 of 17
0 Stars1 of 17
Bag of .....0 of 17
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