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Fossible* HS 4c

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VS in 1992 Guide.
Unknown Jan/1950

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This climb is in 47 logbooks, and on 4 wishlists.

sheelba - 2nd - 03/Jun/14

Chazwoz - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Jess Hamilton

Very run out first pitch, would probably hit the ground for most of it, and a fairly hard but better protected second pitch. So overall felt more like a VS than a HS.
George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/14 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 04/Mar/14 with George Frisby

Nice, but nothing too special.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 25/May/13 with Peter

jcw - 2013

Luke Davies - Lead - 30/Sep/12

Strachan - 2nd RP - 26/Sep/12

kelliroberts3 - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Peter Rigby

Pete Rigby - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/12 with Kelli Roberts

Led both pitches, overall despite relatively easy climbing I thought that it was a rather bold route I placed a total of 5 runners on both the pitches (3 on the fist one and 2 on the second) would have done RR aswell although a party that evening meant we had to get the bus back at 4pm (Also we found a dead fox on the decent)
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Jack Treble

1st (dodgy) pitch. Simple enough but likely to hit the deck if you make a mistake. Good effort on the surprisingly hard second pitch (mantel shelfing)by James. Thanks for not falling and landing on my head which would have been likely due to position of belay
Stanners - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12 with James Rich

Two very different pitches made for a really good route with the bold first pitch led by Rob and the 4c pitch led by me. Wouldn't have liked to lead it when HS was my leading limit.
JamesRich - AltLd O/S - 17/Feb/12 with Rob stanfield

pete1993 - AltLd - 06/Nov/11

mattorford - Lead - 06/Nov/11

AielSavage - AltLd - 06/Nov/11

Elliot Carrington - AltLd O/S - 06/Nov/11 with Andy

Really enjoyed this and felt the grade is right though not sure the hardest move was 4c. It did seem a hard climb to be tall on, climbing the corner would have been easier if my knee hadn't hit the wall. No issue with the belay, nor the protection on the corner above, just clip the top piece on leaving the belay.
Dave Ing - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/11 with Bridgette

Really enjoyed this little climb with a great blend of climbing styles and moves on very grippy rock. Something for everyone on this route and having a great lead climber makes it even better :)
BB1 - 2nd - 02/Aug/11 with Dave Ing

Ruth ND - 2nd β - 12/May/11 with Ian C

Hard for HS, but i dont think it merits the same grade as the nearby Rockers' Revenge. Not sure what the fuss about the belay is - i got two bomber nuts plus the old peg. And crux was fairly well protected with micros and a small tricam (or cam).
Clay C - Lead O/S - 23/Jan/11 with Cate

catemuir - 2nd - 23/Jan/11 with Clay

I lead p1, Monkey did p2. Nice climb, not much gear. Not sure that the ab tree is still in place - nothing up there I'd be willing to ab on. Did a horrible loose green friable dog shitty scramble across to the base of Giants Cave Buttress instead.
mullermn - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Monkey

I led 2nd pitch. Nice moves, but not a lot of very convincing gear on the difficult corner, and the belay could be better. Placed loads of micros that probably wouldn't hold body weight. I think the hardest moves are on leaving the stance, yet you are looking at a factor 2 fall. Added to the seriousness of the traverse on P1, I think this is pretty stiff at HS.
Monk - AltLd O/S - 22/May/10 with Mullermn

Excellent rock compared with the Sea Walls polish etc. Led first pitch, easy but gear really needs seeking out. That spike at the start of the traverse isn't long for this world. Dan led 2nd - series of interesting moves. Crux location depends on your skill set.
PaulWatson - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/09 with Dan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/09

Hidden - Solo rpt - 04/Feb/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Jan/09

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/08 with Frances and Simon

Lead 1st pitch
Al Franks - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Andy Hayes

Alasdair88 - AltLd O/S - 30/Sep/07 with Andy Hayes

Sparse gear on first pitch. Two bomber cams on 4c move.
ellentaylor - Lead O/S - 22/May/07 with 31770

Not sure about the grade here... 1 peice of gear on first pitch and a so-so belay
gimmer - 2007

The Mountain Goat - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Dom Sellers

Somerset swede basher - AltLd O/S - 18/Sep/06 with Jon Miles

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

Lev - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/06 with Cormac McFarlane

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/06

Digger - AltLd O/S - Sep/05 with James Latham

mol - AltLd - 18/Jun/05 with Dave

RedFox - 2nd O/S - 2005 with Tom K

Paz - Solo - Apr/03

mikej - AltLd - 20/Mar/97 with Nick Salmon

jim_randell - AltLd O/S - 03/May/95 with FW

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/77

Nigel Bond - Lead - 01/Mar/75 with Donald Workman

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Voting
Total votes cast 34
hard VS0 of 12
VS0 of 12
easy VS5 of 12
hard HS6 of 12
HS1 of 12
easy HS0 of 12
hard S0 of 12
S0 of 12
easy S0 of 12
hard 5a0 of 12
5a0 of 12
easy 5a0 of 12
hard 4c0 of 12
4c10 of 12
easy 4c2 of 12
hard 4b0 of 12
4b0 of 12
easy 4b0 of 12
3 Stars0 of 10
2 Stars2 of 10
1 Star7 of 10
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Style of ascent

Soloed3 of 47 (6.4%)
Lead13 of 47 (27.7%)
Followed9 of 47 (19.1%)
Alt Leads20 of 47 (42.6%)
Unknown2 of 47 (4.3%)

'Climbed'14 of 47 (29.8%)
clean O/S30 of 47 (63.8%)
clean β1 of 47 (2.1%)
clean rpt1 of 47 (2.1%)
clean RP1 of 47 (2.1%)