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Whaup Edge** VS 4b

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[Richard about to step up onto the rib on Whaup Edge., 1 kb]A cracking climb, mild but with a bold feel. Gain the hanging rib from the right and balance up it. The lower section is a bit scary but the interest is well maintained. © ROCKFAX
Climb easy slabs to the right of the overhang before traversing left to the slab. Climb boldly up the rib before pulling around the final block.
Allan Austin 23/Apr/1960

Ticklists: Steve Ashton's 100 Classic Gritstone Climbs, Allan Austin Classics.

Photo: Richard about to step up onto the rib on Whaup Edge. © spitfirerick
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 162 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14

rbrookes2 - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Sonam Norbu

tom.n.walker - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Kelly Mason

egg-man - Lead - 10/Mar/14 with Brian Scott, John Pickles

a bit of a shocker at VS really but quite easy
andy gittins - Lead - 06/Oct/13 with Dave Scott-Maxwell

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Aug/13

Jon Led
Tony Holdsworth - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/13 with Dan McKinlay

Danny Crump - Lead - 16/Aug/13 with Martin Bagshaw, Tony Wood

tony wood - 2nd - 16/Aug/13 with Martin Bagshaw, Danny Crump

Martin Bagshaw - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/13 with Tony Wood, Danny Crump

Hidden - Lead - 13/Aug/13

Hidden - 2nd - 13/Aug/13

Calum Wadsworth - Lead O/S - 13/Aug/13 with Harrogate club

SPD224 - 2nd - 13/Aug/13 with Ben Storey

Dan Mckinlay - Lead O/S - Aug/13

kitkat78 - TR O/S - 19/Jun/13 with Ali W, Jenny M

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/13

Nigel Bond - 2nd - 30/May/13 with Bern Hardman

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Nov/12

Excellent climbing but would be pretty scary as a VS leader. A fall from the crux would be very unpleasant. Probably just HVS 4b - same grade as Sunset Slab.
climbingpixie - Lead O/S - 11/Nov/12 with Hazel

Hidden - Solo rpt - 11/Nov/12

SecretSquirrel - 2nd - 11/Nov/12 with climbingpixie

gw3285 - Lead - 14/Oct/12

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Oct/12

Andrew82Leeds - TR O/S - 06/Oct/12

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/12 with liv_the_div

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/12

ben.phillips - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12

dave657 - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Tim

Tim W - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12 with Dave Ripley

al jackson - Lead - Jun/12

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 12/May/12 with Josh

mzchambers - Lead O/S - 07/May/12 with Al ~York

Would be a pretty bold lead, not far off a solo given the gear
mattwilk - TR β - 25/Mar/12 with Jamie

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/12 with dad & zak, stead

simon kimber - Lead O/S - 29/Jan/12 with Hannah Hunt

JonG - 2012

simonhicklin - 2012

spitfirerick - Lead O/S - 23/Oct/11

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

David Wynne - 2nd - 24/Sep/11 with Adam Burt

iainpowell - Lead - Sep/11

Backed off as the fall would have been nasty. No gear on the arete. Easy climbing, but too early I season to trust feet!
eldre070 - Lead dnf - 18/Aug/11 with Neil

MeMeMe - Lead - 05/Jun/11 with Amy, Woody

Hidden - 2nd - 05/Jun/11

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 21/May/11 with Ann S

Ann S - 2nd - 21/May/11 with Adam

Matt Rowat - 2nd - 22/Apr/11 with Oldrid

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Mar/11

Hidden - Lead - 04/Mar/11

pratty25 - 11/Dec/10

erica - Lead rpt - 14/Nov/10 with Shirley

jcurrie93 - 2nd O/S - 14/Nov/10 with erica berry

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/10 with Ann S

Ann S - 2nd - 07/Nov/10 with Adam

bold
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/10 with Pete aka Dad

stimpey - Lead O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Tom, Cas

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/10

roberto18 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Dad (Mike Bridges)

Warm up route,quite bold
mike bridges - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Robert Bridges

Jack00 - Lead rpt - 11/Jul/10 with Olly

soloed first bit up to the ledge and rib, lovely climbing up the rib and arete, finish direct over the bulge above the slab. would be a lot more bold on lead though!
soph_the_loaf - TR O/S - 06/Jul/10 with lewis vaughan, ekaterina sigida

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/10

petegunn - Lead - 01/Jul/10 with Davina

Bold up to the first break!
ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Jack Colbeck

Jack00 - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/10 with Olly

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 31/May/10 with Sean L

santobugito - 2nd β - 31/May/10 with Adam

edd rab - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Seb

SteWatkins - May/10

tomhull - 2nd O/S - 28/Apr/10 with bridget noble, adam noble

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/10 with Dan

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 27/Mar/10 with Jon Lury

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

couple of scary moves, worse than Padder!
Dave Warburton - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Ewan

Ewan Russell - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/09 with Dave Warburton

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Oct/09

peteJ23 - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/09 with Scruffster

scruffster - 2nd RP - 25/Jul/09 with pete jackson

possibly a strange choice of first route on a windy day
John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 07/May/09 with Chris, Erica

erica - 2nd - 07/May/09 with John

timbo58 - TR - 05/May/09

timbo58 - Lead - May/09

betamonkey - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - 2nd - 31/Mar/09 with Rob Nelson

Vikki Haydock - TR O/S - 24/Mar/09 with Barry

mattcyp88 - Lead - 21/Mar/09 with Dad

David Wynne - 2nd - 01/Mar/09 with Rob Nelson

Adam1973 - Lead rpt - 22/Feb/09 with Matt Jones

Matt Bill Platypus - 2nd O/S - 22/Feb/09 with Adam

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 01/Nov/08

gazbonutter - 2nd O/S - 01/Nov/08 with Pete MacDonald

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Oct/08

Timothy Greenhalgh - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/08 with Alison

Paul Phillips - UKC and UKH - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/08

liamoloughlin - Solo O/S - 24/Aug/08

Terrifying! Nice climbing, but the crux is in the worst possible place with a horrific fall in prospect if you fluff it.
victim of mathematics - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/08 with crossdressingrodney

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 01/Aug/08 with victim of mathematics

jimorothy - 2nd - May/08 with Scott Barnett

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Jon Lury

IanJackson - Solo O/S - 30/Mar/08 with Big Ian

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/08

ewen - 10/Feb/08

fifth - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 26/Oct/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Oct/07

erica - Lead rpt - 23/Oct/07 with John

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 23/Oct/07 with Erica

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 05/Oct/07 with Ed Drake

Nice climb not much protection though.
pdisney - 2nd - 11/Sep/07 with Andy

adamwesthead - TR O/S - 09/Jul/07 with JBA

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 07/Jul/07 with Erica

erica - 2nd - 07/Jul/07 with John

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 29/May/07 with Ali K

Darrell Read - Lead - 21/Apr/07 with Ian Baker

bob3141 - 21/Apr/07

Martin Haworth - Lead O/S - 2007 with val p

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Sep/06

Brown - Solo O/S - 05/Sep/06

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/06 with Pete Twist, Chris

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Feb/06

spoony84 - 2006

reg_measures - Solo O/S - 17/Dec/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Nov/05

erica - 2nd - 16/Sep/05 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 16/Sep/05 with Erica

jacque - 2nd - 20/Jul/05 with with The Gritstone Club

Shaw Brown - Lead - 22/May/05 with cliff brown

Chesh - Lead - May/05 with Lawrence

leighjepson - Lead - Apr/05 with Tim Watkins

Hidden - Lead - Feb/05

SteveM - Lead O/S - 2005 with LMC

Simon Caldwell - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/04 with Carmen

chrishedgehog - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/04 with Mark Gill

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/03 with Pete Twist

Hidden - Lead - 06/Apr/03

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/03

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/00 with John Kennedy

Hammy - TR - 16/Apr/00

Hidden - Lead - 25/Sep/99

rlrs - TR - 1999

very bold! excellent climb
nickdonohue - Lead - 18/Oct/98 with Richard Jasicki

Andy Say - Solo - 04/Apr/97

Hidden - Lead O/S - May/96

rob.grafton - 2nd - 03/May/94 with Bruce

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 18/Jul/92 with Graham Exley

Graham Kennedy - TR - 21/Oct/91 with Graeme Hill

whispering nic - Lead - 16/Feb/91 with Ali W

Hidden - Solo O/S - Aug/90

Tom V - 30/Jun/90 with Glenn Watson

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 17/Sep/89 with David

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 29/May/88 with Andy Say

Hidden - Solo - 19/Oct/85

Nic Robinson - 1980

Hidden - TR O/S - 28/Apr/79

Dave Musgrove - 05/Nov/78

Hidden - Lead - 09/May/78

mikej - Lead - 16/Jul/72 with E

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
David Wynne, Hidden, Hidden, thinair48, Hidden

Voting
Total votes cast 83
hard HVS0 of 30
HVS0 of 30
easy HVS6 of 30
hard VS7 of 30
VS15 of 30
easy VS1 of 30
hard HS1 of 30
HS0 of 30
easy HS0 of 30
hard 4c0 of 27
4c0 of 27
easy 4c4 of 27
hard 4b7 of 27
4b16 of 27
easy 4b0 of 27
hard 4a0 of 27
4a0 of 27
easy 4a0 of 27
3 Stars3 of 26
2 Stars22 of 26
1 Star1 of 26
0 Stars0 of 26
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Style of ascent

Soloed14 of 162 (8.6%)
Lead80 of 162 (49.4%)
Followed45 of 162 (27.8%)
Toproped11 of 162 (6.8%)
Unknown12 of 162 (7.4%)

'Climbed'71 of 162 (43.8%)
clean O/S69 of 162 (42.6%)
clean β2 of 162 (1.2%)
clean rpt18 of 162 (11.1%)
clean RP1 of 162 (0.6%)
dnf1 of 162 (0.6%)