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Malpractice HVS 5a

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["I,m Having a Fag"!, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.
C J S Bonington, M Thompson (1 pt aid) Nov/1956

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Maybe not quite worth a star, but well worth doing if you can handle some slightly dodgy rock. Abseiled from the bolts after pitch two.
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with Iggy

Led P1, felt hard for 4c but may just have been the lack of gear. P2 good fun then abbed off.
squicky - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14

Crux not as hard as wading through the undergrowth at the bottom. Middle pitch not bad at all, so I giv ethis a star. Bailed off rings top of P2 to make it home for dinner (and to avoid hawthorn shrouded death-blocks on P3).
ruaidh - Lead O/S - 05/May/14 with Ben

31770 - 2011

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Mar/10

Lead the first pitch - which I may have been slightly off route as it felt like 5a with zero gear. Mike backed off p2 as it was "rather loose". Abbed off.
maresia - Lead O/S - 31/Jan/09 with Mike Kann

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Nov/08

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - Aug/05 with Jo Stadden

dodgy belay
joe_alexander - 2nd - 21/Mar/05

IceMonkey1982 - 2005

P1+P2
Paz - Lead O/S - Feb/04 with AS

chris sm - 2nd O/S - 25/Oct/95 with Andy Gill

Hidden - 1994

big Mark led the 'tottering wall of blocks'!
JamieAyres - AltLd O/S - Sep/85 with Mark Hopkins

Mike Owen - 01/Aug/85 with Simon King

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 30/Oct/83 with Pete Oxley

stp - Solo O/S - 19/Aug/83

Hidden - 1981

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Apr/77

Marcus - 26/Oct/75 with Roger Stokes

Nigel Bond - AltLd - 27/Jan/74 with Alan

Steve Woollard - Lead O/S - 1973

Hidden - 2nd - 1970

Again given VS. Found very hard and serious.
Gordon Stainforth - 2nd - 18/Oct/69 with Tim James

Hidden - AltLd - 1966

Our first main wall climb. Half way up the loose blocks I decided I had gone far enough and belayed from a doubtful piton next to a Syringopora coral. Lucky we survived!
Oliver Hill - AltLd - 28/Nov/64 with Ed Drummond

Voting
Total votes cast 12
hard E10 of 4
E10 of 4
easy E10 of 4
hard HVS0 of 4
HVS4 of 4
easy HVS0 of 4
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VS0 of 4
easy VS0 of 4
hard 5b0 of 4
5b0 of 4
easy 5b0 of 4
hard 5a0 of 4
5a2 of 4
easy 5a2 of 4
hard 4c0 of 4
4c0 of 4
easy 4c0 of 4
3 Stars0 of 4
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 27 (3.7%)
Lead6 of 27 (22.2%)
Followed6 of 27 (22.2%)
Alt Leads8 of 27 (29.6%)
Unknown6 of 27 (22.2%)

'Climbed'13 of 27 (48.1%)
clean O/S14 of 27 (51.9%)