Dextrose* HVS 5a
[Dextrose , 4 kb]

Rockfax Description
A worthwhile variation on Dexter. Start as for Dexter just left of the corner that drops down from the upper approach-ledge.
Climb the wall to a widening crack and follow this on excellent holds for a few metres until level with a line of weakness on the right wall. Move out right along the line of weakness and, from where it fades, reach right to a rounded shallow crack.
Take the flake above leftwards to the finish of Dexter. © ROCKFAX

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Photo: Dextrose © Brian H
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This climb is in 136 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

John Brayshaw - 2nd O/S - 18/Sep/15 with Gareth

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Sep/15

Sophie Nunn - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/15 with Sue

Soggy pocket/dish, really fun route
supersouthward - 01/Aug/15 with Selen Thyssen

Went a little too high up the crack before making the traverse. Tried to under cut the large flake directly above the start (should have payed more attention to the guide book!). Down climbed a little and got back on the correct line. Superb climbing but a little bit of an eliminate; one really reachy move and your on decent holds all the way up !
Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/15

jordana86 - 2nd - 23/Jul/15

Excellent, really enjoyed this. Thought it was pretty hard for the grade.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/15 with Hamish

Damm. A great lead by Andrea, I found this to be a tough route.
Hamish777 - 2nd dog - 15/Jul/15 with Andrea

Hard and rewarding. Tricky traverse and moving up the rounded groove. Fun finishing on the big flake. Used number 4 cam.
Robin Brooke - Lead - Jul/15 with Paula Ryan

Pryan - 2nd - Jul/15 with Robin Brooke

dbrooks - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/15 with Alex, Michael, Gareth

afrosam - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/15 with joeurwin, DaveX

An interesting route, particularly the top out move which seemed to be standing on a bulge to what, at the time, was a sopping wet blind pocket.
chrismadar - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/15 with Kate Harborne

Slipped on the reach move across the face. Otherwise a really fun climb.
kateharborne - 2nd dog - 13/Jun/15 with Chris Madar

foostu4 - 2nd O/S - 02/Jun/15 with max railing

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/15

Oo - 2nd - 25/May/15

Tim_C7 - Lead O/S - 23/May/15 with Henry G, Toby D

guy757 - 18/Apr/15

Hidden - 2015

Hidden - Lead - 13/Sep/14

Fell off trying to get to the foot ledge on right hand side of traverse. Gear good. Will return and complete another day.
Lumbering Oaf - Lead dnf - 10/Sep/14 with Matt George

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/Jul/14

duckhead - 19/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead β - 13/Jul/14

Brian H - Lead rpt - 13/Jul/14

augustus trout - 2nd - 20/Jun/14

Big reach on a pinch when stepping right on the face.
MaccMark - Lead - 20/Jun/14 with James Williams

Nice climb with an interesting traverse. Freed a sling from boulders above.
Tom McCabe - 2nd - 19/Jun/14 with James Thompson

gg4419 - 2nd O/S - 26/May/14 with Nick Stephens

nickstephens - Lead O/S - 26/May/14 with Gareth Greeves

Joemanglerocks - Lead - 26/May/14 with Aiden

Sam4242 - Lead O/S - 04/May/14

tomB - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Rob Boyle

Simon cook - 2014

Motown - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/13 with Lee Simmons

Tim W - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Oli Warren

Climbed in proper mist which made the holds wetter as you went along without you realising.
DaveFidler - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/13

TonyF - 2nd O/S - 03/Jul/13 with David

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/13

i.fish2000 - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13 with David Maddison

maddy92 - 2nd - 19/Jun/13

Luke Dawson - Lead O/S - 31/May/13

Hidden - Lead rpt - 28/May/13

Hidden - 2nd dog - 31/Mar/13

stevorobs3 - Lead O/S - 31/Mar/13 with David Brock

aljezurusrf08 - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/13 with Willow

Lead with pre-placed gear
dobby 200 - Lead β - 23/Mar/13 with Joe Doherty

joedoherty - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/13 with Micheal Dobinson

smolders - Mar/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2013

Spearos - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/12 with Riggo

Hidden - Lead β - 28/Jun/12

Carter - Lead dog - 28/Jun/12

Very escapable route.
El3ctroFuzz - 2nd O/S - 31/May/12 with Joe Harris

Dilwat - 2nd O/S - 19/May/12 with Nick

nickdonohue - Lead - May/12 with Ian Riddell, Chris Stanyon

guy757 - 14/Apr/12

Felt hard and bold in places
jakenichol - Lead - 24/Mar/12 with Dave Heaton

Dave Heaton - 2nd - 24/Mar/12 with Jake Nichol

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2012

arandall - 2nd O/S - 10/Dec/11 with Tom Pinnons

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/11

Rested 2 years ago leading with Mark, got it this time ok, forgot how reachy it is though!
Laurence Everitt - Lead RP - 17/Jun/11 with Harry Thorpe, Mark D

Awesome route, quite blind and reachy I thought
Harry Thorpe - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/11 with Laurence Everitt

icklejason - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/11 with Rob McNeil

Went the wrong way, slapping right too early, from the jug below the undercut and fell off. Figured out which way it was meant to go (up to the undercut then right) and did it.
Alkis - Lead dog - 10/Jun/11 with Alexander Ried

GermanAlex - 2nd - 10/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/May/11

Fell off this several times a few years back so good to get back on it. Went very smoothly this time. Really enjoyable climbing on perfect granite. Would be three stars if you couldn't walk off it at a couple of points.
andybenham - Lead rpt - 26/Sep/10 with Gareth Hayfield

Gareth - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with Andrew

good climb well worth doing
culmclimberRob - 2nd - 11/Sep/10 with tom

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Sep/10

went the wrong way so rested on gear
Ginger McGrath - Lead dog - 09/Sep/10 with emily roo

redshapedfriday - Lead O/S - Aug/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 29/Jul/10

berry - 2nd - 29/Jul/10 with Kafoozalem

andy dunn - 2nd - 02/Jul/10 with Tom

second half only!
Little AndyH - Lead - 18/Jun/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/10

Em66 - 2nd - 18/Jun/10 with Jack uni

jmhood - 2010

Rowansb - Solo O/S - Aug/09

Mark D - 2nd O/S - 11/Jun/09 with Laurence Everitt

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/May/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Apr/09

paulh1967 - 2009

Dan_Carroll - Solo rpt - 07/Aug/08

Al Franks - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/08 with Liz davies

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/08 with Liz davies

lizzie789 - 2nd - 31/Jul/08 with Alasdair88

Brilliant. Deserves some stars.
DavidR - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/08 with Holly Adamthwaite

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/08

Took a reasonable sized fall going up for the undercut/sidecut, my gear popped out, good job i backed it up. Got near the top (after the long runout) and turned into a complete pussy!
BicepAndrews - Lead - 10/Jun/08 with Mike Spilka

Steve Winslow - Jan/08

dewrats - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli Boyes Chris Barr

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/07

erinbastian - 2nd - 09/Sep/07 with jacob phillips

zcapxa5 - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/07 with Dave Prady, Hannah Shaw

Somerset swede basher - 2nd β - 28/Apr/07 with Masa Sakano

masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 28/Apr/07 with Dom S, Lucy B (ULMC)

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 04/Mar/06

Hidden - 2006

eddy-on-the-rocks - Lead O/S - 2006

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Great route, but I took a offroute sit down rest
Lev - Lead O/S - 05/Feb/05 with Claire Durant, Beth

yeah, i suck.
MagnusL - 2nd dnf - Feb/05 with My mate Tom

mikeyjbs - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/04 with wilko, sven hassle, will woodhead, jeremy leicester, dan, paul kenny, hans allnut, simon ball, farrow

Hidden - 2nd - Sep/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/03

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/03

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2003

Hidden - Lead - Aug/02

pezzerrr - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/02

Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/01

Hidden - Lead - Jun/01

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Aug/00

stuart100 - Lead RP - 20/May/00 with Claire Graham

FrankW - Lead rpt - 21/Nov/99 with Laura

FrankW - 2nd O/S - 01/May/98 with Joe

John Southworth - Lead - Apr/98

belay bunny turned bad - Lead - 1997

cornishben - Lead O/S - 1996

michael burrows - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/95 with cen lewis

colin milton - Lead dnf - 29/Apr/95 with eric milton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/95

Hidden - 1994

Roget - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/93 with jon

NickJH - Lead - Aug/90 with D Townsend

ChrisJD - 2nd - 12/Feb/89

RichardMc - Lead - 05/Apr/85 with Jon Clifford-Smith

GordonHart - Lead O/S - Aug/84 with James Butler

Nic Robinson - Lead O/S - 06/May/80 with Roy Stupak

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
Master Chief, johnpr, mrrjmcneil

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