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Pensioner's Bulge VS 4c

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The bulge is split by an awkward thin crack. © ROCKFAX
From behind the oak tree follow the crack left over a bulge
Don Whillans 1965

Ticklists: Froggatt to Black Rocks (BMC) - The Grade List.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 123 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/14

fuzzysheep01 - Solo O/S - 10/Jul/14

edmitchell - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with brmc members

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/May/14

simeclimb68 - Solo O/S - 31/May/14

Phil Layton - TR O/S - 31/May/14 with Ed

Lawrence Beesley-Peck - Solo - 15/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 05/May/14

BTphonehome - Solo O/S - 11/Apr/14

charley - Solo rpt - 02/Feb/14

morganator - Solo - 14/Dec/13 with Nick Wallis, Blonde Tom, Martin Cooper, Stan Halstead

Packs a punch for such a short route. Whillansy.
victim of mathematics - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Adam

jimbonfire - 21/Sep/13

jogh - 2nd - 26/May/13 with Vincent

vinni - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with James

Cake - Solo O/S - 11/May/13 with Matt

Hidden - TR O/S - 04/May/13

jshields - Solo - 03/Apr/13

Jones_d - Sent O/S - 03/Apr/13 with Roman

Hidden - Lead - 19/Feb/13

Milne - 19/Feb/13 with dave saxby

Hidden - Solo - 22/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 12/Jul/12

fun, lovely holds on the bulge
Dan Geh - Solo O/S - 09/Jul/12

bigdrew - Solo - 08/Jul/12 with Ian Milward

Robin Nichols - Solo O/S - 24/Jun/12

kwaidy - TR - 24/Jun/12 with sting

Simon_Letman - Solo O/S - 22/May/12

slacky - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/12 with Nick Taylor

has quite a punch for a short route.
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 12/Mar/12 with Cleo

Clee - 2nd - 12/Mar/12 with Graeme

Morwood - Solo O/S - 14/Dec/11

thetourist - Lead - 19/Nov/11 with Stefan Ericsson

gingerdave13 - Sent O/S - 19/Nov/11

mic_b - Lead O/S - 02/Nov/11 with Phil

Hidden - Solo O/S - 24/Oct/11

Had to be done by our top team of retirement-bum-last-of-the-summer-winos for the name alone. Quite strenuous for something so short. Much like the guy who put it up. Worth the 5a it gets in the definitive guide.
Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/11 with Ralph

Strenny, more like hardish 5a
Ropeboy - Solo - 24/Sep/11

Good micro route
mark20 - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/11

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Dad

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 30/Aug/11 with Bob/Tom

andybirtwistle - Solo - 22/Aug/11

Marti999 - Solo O/S - 07/Aug/11

Sidekick - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/11

jowgli - Sent x - 28/Jul/11 with Jack, will kelsall

It is suprising how much energy a 6m route can use. I was spent after this! Had to whale over the top as had no strength left!
KarlH - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Mo, Nick Ward, Gemma

Hidden - 2nd dog - 02/Jul/11

Rich Malcolm - Solo - 16/Jun/11

Hidden - Sent - 14/May/11

Dave Gilling - Solo O/S - 11/May/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/11

DaveFidler - Sent O/S - 15/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 03/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Apr/11

Jokysparrow - Lead O/S - Apr/11 with shepman

Took quite a bit of doing up and down to put gear in and then make the move, but glad I persevered. Harder if you're short, Charley just reached straight up to the hold!
valentinesbabe - Lead O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Charley Fell

charley - 2nd O/S - 25/Mar/11 with Ange

tuftynick - 22/Mar/11 with simon wilson, ben winston

pauldr - 08/Feb/11 with P. Mitchell

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jan/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 10/Oct/10

SteWatkins - Sep/10

migs493 - Solo O/S - 23/Jul/10

trigger118 - TR O/S - 04/Jul/10 with Ian Gunn

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Jun/10

Got a bomber nut at the top of the bulge but got hand sequence wrong beyond this and ran out so strength and fell. Got straight back on and completed it second time. A great little route. I would give it HVS 5a.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 21/Jun/10 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - Solo O/S - 20/Jun/10

nai - Solo O/S - 25/May/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/10

Beautiful Route worth a star or 2
LivinITlarge - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/10 with Joe

WendyT - 2nd O/S - 31/Oct/09 with James Marsh

LankyPaddy - Solo O/S - 18/Oct/09

colin milton - Lead - 14/Jun/09 with ibbo

SteveM - Solo - 07/Mar/09

craig d - Solo - 08/Oct/08

Failed to make the move over the buldge.
bridget143 - Lead dnf - 21/Jul/08 with Jane

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/08

Hidden - 2008

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/07

Pilch - Lead - 17/Jul/07 with Ed

EdShep - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/07 with Pilch

FrankW - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/07 with Joe

popebenedictus - AltLd RP - 24/May/07 with Edd Rab

edd rab - AltLd O/S - 24/May/07 with Ben Harding

Hidden - Solo dnf - 31/Mar/07

thrutch - Lead - Aug/06 with johnny b

Nicos - Solo O/S - 31/May/06 with solo

Andrew Barker - Solo O/S - 2006 with Simon Nadin

Tim W - Solo - 11/Jul/04

thetourist - Lead rpt - 12/Jun/04 with Claire Ryder

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 09/Sep/01

thetourist - TR - 10/Jun/01

chrishedgehog - Solo O/S - 13/Sep/00

mikej - 2nd - 17/Oct/99 with Nick Salmon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/99

ajc - 2nd RP - 16/Aug/99

Iain Thow - Solo - 12/May/98

rocktigger - Lead O/S - 1998 with Stu n Clare

Ian Archer - Lead O/S - 08/Sep/96 with Tony Morris

andrewbooth1000 - Lead - 03/Aug/96 with Rob & Mark

cragspud - Lead O/S - 1996

Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 09/Sep/95 with Mark Clark, Steve Dean

Hidden - Solo - 14/Jun/95

Laramadness - TR - 10/Oct/93

Roget - Solo O/S - 04/Jan/92

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/Dec/88

mark-abz - Solo - 03/Jun/88

John Marsland - Solo - 06/Jul/87

malc - Solo - 30/Aug/86

sadams - Solo - 15/Jul/86

Hidden - Solo - 13/Apr/85

Hidden - Solo - 23/May/82

Hidden - Solo - 28/Jun/80

Andy Fielding - Solo - 1980

Hidden - Solo - 16/Sep/79

Hidden - Solo - 29/Jun/79

Mark Kemball - Solo - 13/May/78

rogerskews - Jun/71

Andy Say - Lead - 1969

mikej - Solo - 17/Sep/67 with Dave Williams, Nigel Sumner

Soloed down from above the bulge.
mikej - Solo dnf - 31/Aug/66 with Dave Williams

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Voting
Total votes cast 69
hard HVS0 of 23
HVS0 of 23
easy HVS0 of 23
hard VS13 of 23
VS8 of 23
easy VS2 of 23
hard HS0 of 23
HS0 of 23
easy HS0 of 23
hard 5a0 of 24
5a3 of 24
easy 5a14 of 24
hard 4c2 of 24
4c4 of 24
easy 4c1 of 24
hard 4b0 of 24
4b0 of 24
easy 4b0 of 24
3 Stars1 of 22
2 Stars12 of 22
1 Star8 of 22
0 Stars1 of 22
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Style of ascent

Soloed57 of 123 (46.3%)
Lead31 of 123 (25.2%)
Followed15 of 123 (12.2%)
Toproped6 of 123 (4.9%)
Bouldered5 of 123 (4.1%)
Alt Leads2 of 123 (1.6%)
Unknown7 of 123 (5.7%)

'Climbed'52 of 123 (42.3%)
clean O/S60 of 123 (48.8%)
clean rpt2 of 123 (1.6%)
clean RP3 of 123 (2.4%)
dogged2 of 123 (1.6%)
dnf4 of 123 (3.3%)