Bonbogies** HVS 5a

Rockfax Description
A well-travelled and testing pitch that wanders up to, and past the left side of the prominent triple pointed overhang midway up the crag. Start at a narrow ledge and stunted tree directly below the triple pointed overhang.
Move leftwards for 4m and then climb up to the left end of an 'eyebrow' overhang, large cams. Pull up its left side to a small ledge and then stride right above the overhang into a corner that is bridged to the left side of the triple pointed overhang, peg. Pull over the overhang and follow the slab to the base of a stepped white rib on the left. Follow the rib to a tree belay. Scramble to the top and walk off or abseil. © ROCKFAX

M Rhodes, P Ford 1957

Ticklists: Rockfax SW select - Avon gorge routes, West Country Climbs, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

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Delightful sustained climbing
sheelba - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/15

andy dunn - 2nd - 10/Apr/15 with Tom, J

Luxulyan - 2nd - 14/Mar/15 with Tim

tim.fairhall - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/15 with Richard

Stuart William - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Martin

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/14

Thoughtful climbing
Kevster - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Josh Leak

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Jul/14

corinrathbone - 2nd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Łukasz Harazin

LucasHarazin - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/14

George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/14 with Steve Gibbs

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/14 with George Frisby

super steady
jon_ridley - Lead O/S - 16/May/14 with Jonny Forster

Slick - 2nd - 14/May/14 with Kevin Vans-Colina

A few awkward moves and middle section below main overhang damp.
Andrew Sloan - Lead O/S - 22/Feb/14 with Martin Haworth

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Oct/13

Matt_L_Robinson - 2nd - 19/Oct/13

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 17/Oct/13 with Peter

pheotleyr - Lead RP - 17/Oct/13 with Mike

Found my head wasn't in the right place, climbing no too tough but felt bold, even on second.
sjbrook - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/13 with Jamie

zcsharp - Lead rpt - 01/Aug/13 with Sam

Ben says "a jolly jaunt up the wall"
ruaidh - 2nd - 17/Jul/13 with Ben

halfwaythere - 2nd - 25/May/13 with george

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 25/May/13 with halfwaythere

AlexD - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Ed

Ed Babs - Lead O/S - 06/May/13 with AlexD

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/13 with Neil Morbey

Very nice.
pheotleyr - 2nd β - 17/Apr/13 with James

James S - Lead rpt - 17/Apr/13 with peter

Fun climbing, quite technical but not unfair for HVS. A few wet patches spiced things up.
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Jamie, Alex Winter

Alex Winter - 2nd O/S - 05/Mar/13 with Nick and Jamie

zcsharp - 2nd - 05/Mar/13 with Alex Winter, Nick Russell

Excellent engaging climbing the whole way. Wish it hadnt been plastered in chalk by the previous party though. Bomber gear where you need it. Crux for me was the wet groove below the 2nd overhang, cut down on foothold options somewhat. Probably high end HVS, harder than Malbogies I thought?
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/13 with Goss

jcw - 2013

Tough at HVS and the tricky move looked very bold - with or without large cams.
thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/12 with Becca

Hard for the grade. Bold.
BeccaSnowden - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/12 with Tom

Becky H - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/12 with Harry Bloxham

HarryB - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/12 with Becky

really nice stress free climbing. decent protection at regular intervals and no stopper moves, just quite balancy in places. got attacked by wasps on the way down when i abbed through a nest!
James S - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with caleb

Very balancey and delicate climbing. Better than Malbogies?
Kemics - 2nd O/S - 15/Sep/12 with James S

georgeevans88 - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/12 with Alex Pattison

aipattison - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/12 with George Evans

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/12 with James N

jamesn89 - 2nd O/S - 28/Aug/12 with george e

Hidden - 2nd - 17/Jul/12

richiebongo - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12 with Nick Smith

mandy - Lead - 28/Jun/12 with dan

Found this very much upper end for the grade. A thorough warm-up though! Nice one James.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 17/May/12 with James Rich, Jack Bradbrook

Found the crux both bold and technical however it would have been better protected if I had taken some micros and some smaller cams.
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 17/May/12 with Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

Just goes to show that even on a bold HVS hexes can sometimes be of use.
Quarryboy - 2nd O/S - 17/May/12 with James Rich, Rob Stanfield

First proper HGV of the season - felt harder than it used to!
Slick - Lead - 28/Mar/12 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Quite a good route. Requires some concentration on a couple of sections.
jezb1 - 2nd - 22/Jan/12

The Ivanator - Lead rpt - 22/Jan/12 with Jez

Decent gear, never too strenuous, but makes you think most of the way. Neat feet the answer, nice route and not as polished as I expected. Amazing day for late November, the team across from us were climbing in shorts! Arranging a solid belay at the start isn't easy, cracks either side of a scarily mobile block, or dicey scrambling up to a decent cam slot that can be extended were the options, I heard there used to be a reasonable tree.
The Ivanator - 2nd O/S - 27/Nov/11 with Stewart

Good moves that focus on footwork
Alan100 - Lead - 30/Oct/11

cem - 2nd - 21/Aug/11 with Graham Dolman

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11

catemuir - 2nd - 09/Jun/11 with Alex Pattison

aipattison - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/11 with Cate Muir

jas128 - 2nd β - 09/Jun/11

msoldn - 2nd O/S - 08/Jun/11 with Rory

Slick - 2nd - 01/Jun/11 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Johny decided to lead this it was write on the top of his grade, he found it hard didn't want to commit to step across after frist overhang. So he came down and I took over to be fair thought it was hard for HVS not sure if it cause I wasn't used to the climbing first time climbing here this year. The step across easy 5b and the levatate threw second overhang hard 5b need good footwork. Brill route. After all that it was so hot really hot we decided to run off and find shade
Dale - Lead O/S - Jun/11 with johny

Cool route. Almost gave this two stars. A few delicate moves, couple of airy steps, but nothing too strenuous. Abbed off on 46m of rope - just about made it to the belay ledge.
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 19/May/11 with martina, Michael

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 19/May/11 with ruaidh

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/May/11

Lev - 2nd O/S - 14/May/11 with Emma Ross

Great route, I thought the move past the top overhang quite trying tbh.
Rob Exile Ward - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/11 with Sam Ward

31770 - 2011

alasdair19 - 2011

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Ben West

TDembrey - 2nd O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Clay

Clay C - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/10 with Todd

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

benjaminevans - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Big Gay Jord

Slick - Lead - 05/Jul/10 with Kevin Vans-Colina

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 15/Jun/10 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/May/10

67hours - 2nd - 28/May/10 with Eleri

31770 - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10 with Jesse Dufton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 02/Oct/08

Urgles - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Brian (bpm climb)

bpmclimb - 2nd O/S - 22/Aug/08 with Mark

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Emily Reynolds

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Emily Reynolds

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

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Joe

Hidden - Lead β - 04/Sep/07

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

Marti999 - Mar/07 with Mark Glaister

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/05

al99 - Lead O/S - Feb/05 with Jeremy king

tom.e - Lead O/S - 2005 with Alex Barrows

IceMonkey1982 - 2005

Hidden - Lead - May/04

Paz - Lead O/S - May/03 with TS

Jason Gotel - TR - Aug/02

MikeC59 - 2nd - 23/Jun/02

Boxy - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/02 with Mick

Hot ice. Scary.
alan moore - 2000

colin milton - 2nd - 28/Aug/95 with eric milton

chris sm - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/95 with Jon Pearson

mikej - Lead - 16/Apr/95 with Nick Salmon

lowersharpnose - Lead - 01/Jan/95

Hidden - 1994

AndyB123 - AltLd - 1988 with Andy E

surfbish - Lead - Apr/87

Hidden - Lead - 15/Jun/86

sadams - 2nd - 05/May/86 with Mark Bonham

Nige fell off this in about '83 - first visit to the Gorge.. had struggled 2nd-ing this with Phil in '84 & earlier in '85.
JamieAyres - Lead rpt - Aug/85 with Peter Rickard

HVS,5a**at the time (S.Monks 1980 guide)
Pete Nugent - Lead - 05/May/85 with Ian Makin

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 10/Oct/82 with Charlie Leverton

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/82

Lead in May 81
stp - Solo rpt - 25/Mar/82

mark-abz - Lead - 15/Feb/82 with Andy W

AlanLittle - Lead - 1982

Nigel Coe - 28/Jun/81 with John Walmsley

Steve Bell - 1981

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 1981

Hidden - 1981

Brian Wilderspin - 2nd - 29/Nov/80 with Walter Phipps

tapley - Lead - 07/Sep/80 with Alison Tapley

peterbeaumont - 1980

Ken Taylor - AltLd - 15/Oct/78 with Gerry Dunford

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 10/Jul/77

steve L - AltLd - 27/Jan/76 with Morty

Andy Chubb - AltLd - 1976 with Pete Coghill

Marcus - 23/Nov/75 with Roger Stokes

Mark Kemball - 2nd - 19/Apr/75 with Dave "Hamish" Wilkinson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 1973

Hidden - Lead dnf - Sep/70

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