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Jumping Carrots VS 4b

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Climbing the right arete it is hard to avoid the groove at the top, at 5c
M Taylor, G Summers Apr/1966

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This climb is in 137 logbooks, and on 2 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 13/Apr/14

corinrathbone - 2nd - 09/Apr/14 with Tom Brierley Gore, Karen Hu

Bold 2nd half of route
Deary65 - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/14

Richardlake - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/14 with William Lake

Direct finish up the borehole, about soft HVS 5a, nice.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Mike

Direct finish up the borehole, soft HVS 5a ?
Mayaculpa - 2nd - 10/Mar/14 with Peter

A wet climb, bit polished
danimal - TR - 11/Jan/14

Hidden - 2nd - 2014

Finished directly up the borehole. It's the obvious line. Moves seemed about 5a. Didn't see the peg - has it fallen out? However, there are several good small wire placements in the borehole. The guidebook description is rather vague: it talks about a left-trending line past a peg, but doesn't mention the borehole. Why would one not use the borehole as a reference? It's the most obvious and distinctive feature on the upper wall.
bpmclimb - Lead β - 31/Oct/13 with Clare

Puma - TR - 31/Aug/13

Neil Gay - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/13 with Nikki Riches

tommy.henriksson78 - Lead O/S - 10/Aug/13 with Djamal Berraki

Good climbing in the first part, the top is problematic to say the least though! Traversed right to finish up jumping beans after being unable to work out the crux.
stafford101 - Lead dnf - 26/Jul/13 with George Frisby

George Frisby - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Chris

Cheese Monkey - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Iggy, Mike

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 01/Jul/13 with Iggy, Ben

Nice little route. There was even a little ledge to sunbathe on higher up.
squicky - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Ben, Mike

laurence_falconer - Lead - 05/Jun/13 with Jess Railton

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13

laurashaw - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Steve Gibbs

cwildblood - Solo O/S - 23/May/13

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 21/May/13 with Harry Martin

mikeydee135 - 2nd O/S - 09/May/13

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 02/Feb/13 with Peter

quite good with lots of gear, just a little runout on the last steep bit. a good way of doing the top part is placing a high runner in the cracked borehole, step back, climb up 2 meters on the right past the peg without clipping and hand-traverse back left to the top of the cracked borehole, then go up. sensible belaying might keep you from hitting the ledge in case of a fall... I'll try to go up directly next time, but that didn't seem easy.
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 02/Feb/13 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/12

rachelvlc - TR - 10/Aug/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/12

ncrowe - TR dog - 05/May/12

evhall - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Fletch

Ruth ND - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/12 with Ian C

Red Rope Bristol - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/12

Soloed the right arete, avoiding the groove. Finally commited to the last move..
Rick hard Rock - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/11

Nice, can't find the peg mentioned in the guidebook though. After I climbed through the buldges I went directly up the crackline which is a little tricky.
Stanley - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/11 with Bethia Manson

First 2/3rds very enjoyable. May have been on the 5c variant. Got dark, had a head torch but couldn't do the move so backed off to prevent ledge-induced pain. Will re-visit.
jon_ridley - Lead dnf - 29/Jul/11 with Gavin Oliver

groliver26 - 2nd - 29/Jul/11 with Jon Ridley

Nice groove and then a good sequence on the wall section above.
Dave Ing - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/11 with Bridgette

It got dark quite rapidly and I could see the polish, Dave enjoyed it though :)
BB1 - 2nd - 25/Jul/11 with Dave Ing

A warm up before Banshee.
Quarryboy - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

vs soft 4c, polish made small footholds at the top quite troublesome. Fun little route.
Stanners - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

The Pylon King - 2nd O/S - 21/Jul/11 with Jack and Rob

very odd ending really strange...
j miller - Lead O/S - 02/May/11 with andrew bangs

Andrew Bangs - 2nd O/S - 02/May/11 with James

Still feels hard for VS! The hand traverse across to the jug is made tricky because the hand holds are dusty, and the peg isn't going to stop you from hitting the big ledge if you slip.
Clay C - Lead rpt - 09/Feb/11 with Seb

31770 - 2011

fletch73 - 2011

ron244 - Lead β - 07/Oct/10 with Mike Connor

mpc - 2nd O/S - 07/Oct/10 with Ron Thomas

First ever trad. lead! Hurrah!
Gaijin - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

fragglerock - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/10 with Tom Prince

First VS - found it quite hard! Brought Harry up to ledge because rope drag was too bad to carry on (climbing on a single). Then had another go at last section but got pretty pumped from all the hanging around and let Harry finish it!
Clay C - Lead - 27/Apr/10 with Harry A

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/10

Braintax - Lead - Mar/10

pyromantic - Lead O/S - Mar/10 with Dan Bland

Caspar - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/10 with Simon Reynolds

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Feb/10

R_W_M - 2nd - 20/Feb/10 with Eleri

Cornish Cream - 2nd - 2010

Phil PBC - 2010

TR909 - Lead - 2010

richardadventurecafe - TR - 25/Oct/09 with Stevan James

Hidden - TR - 25/Oct/09

Tom's first outdoor climb.
Will Homoky - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/09 with Tom Whitton

Hidden - Solo O/S - 06/Aug/09

Have done this many, many times. I love it. Guidebook says go left at the top, but that misses out the best bit! I recommend, go straight up the borehole from the ledge and reach for the massive jug just to the right of the ivy. A couple of wires (2/3) will protect a broken neck ;-)
ruaidh - Lead β - 04/Aug/09 with Ben

Slippery at bottom. Top ledge a bit hairy, but rewarding.
dereke12000 - TR O/S - 26/Jul/09 with Aiden & Matt

harder than expected, fairly straightforward at the bottom - enjoyable, then more challenging at the top - steep, and exciting!
richardadventurecafe - Lead - 26/Jul/09 with Neil Sperrings

First visit to Avon gorge, polished start but rewardingly tough, ab'ed off for top rope setup for jasper. Fair protection and polished rock (infamous for the area).
Jonathan Storey - 2nd O/S - 23/Jul/09 with Jamie

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Jul/09

Monk - Lead rpt - 04/May/09 with PerrinT

georgeevans88 - TR O/S - 23/Apr/09 with Alex

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 19/Mar/09

in boots - first climb for quite a while...
richardadventurecafe - TR - 21/Feb/09 with Stevan James

Hidden - TR - 21/Feb/09

PerrinT - 2nd - 2009 with Monkey

Nice climb but interesting finish.
bsavage - 2nd O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Jon

From ledge go up high enough to clip peg, traverse direct left on reasonable holds to large obvious jug, head up from there! 4b move
jh5638 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/08 with Mirella Masiello

Thanks to Alistair for getting us both up this after previous flunk. Loss of peg and polish on crucial holds on headwall makes this probably a 4c HVS
PaulWatson - 2nd - 02/Sep/08 with Alistair, Dan

Went off to the right at 5C instead of going up the groove at 4C. Fell. Got rescued by some very nice men. Note to self: read the route before you go and don't just look at the pictures!
FayeG - Lead dnf - 22/Aug/08 with Sarah Jones

sdkoutdoor - 2nd - 09/Aug/08 with That Guy!

Hidden - Lead - 26/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Jul/08

Hidden - TR O/S - 30/Jun/08

Oh dear, we both climbed comfortably to the crux, and both failed.
PaulWatson - AltLd dnf - 24/Jun/08 with Dan

Hidden - TR - Jun/08

mullermn - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Monkey

Went direct at the top. It felt much harder than VS 4b!
Monk - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/08 with Mullermn

Cheated slightly before pulling onto ledge by grabbing the fixed gear to get back down to the ledge below (having pumped my arms out hanging around trying to figure out the move). Eventually did the move cleanly - but in no style! Ended up in a crawling position on the ledge! Still, made it up in the end.
Chris Sansum - Lead dog - 05/Apr/08 with Bernard (aka crimponite123)

Hidden - TR O/S - 03/Apr/08

martinazando - TR - Apr/08 with Paul Lydin

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

scorpia97 - 2008

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Nov/07

Much more rewarding than Idleburger Buttress or Syph; despite the polish there are some good moves to be made and the rock still provides holds that work. The crux is near the top, an exercise in balance and small, progressive movements to gain a ledge.
Humpty Dangler - 2nd - 20/Oct/07 with John Ricketts

Didn't much like the pull past the high ledge! Good climb though!
No-chalk Nailer - Lead O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Humpty Dangler

CarolineH - 2nd - 05/Oct/07 with Joe

georgeevans88 - Lead O/S - Oct/07 with Hugh

CarolineH - 2nd dog - 19/Sep/07 with Mark

evhall - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/07 with colin

Circus - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/07 with Tim Wood

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jun/07

Plenty of pro, polished
deanster01 - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/07 with Tom Ansell

Paz - 2nd rpt - 24/May/07 with TS2

Unsure which way at ledge so clipped left at bore hole and went straight up......thank goodness for the small flake....then just brute force
leigh - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/07 with Ed

Hidden - 2nd - Apr/07

andy mcc - Lead β - Mar/07 with Graham Coff

Excellent and enjoyable lead through to above the overhang (5m from the top!) stalled at the ledge bellow the pegs, not sure about the route at this point, following the guide has got to be way above VS 4b. Maybe going just right of the cracked bore hole with the peg is the answer. Andy lead through and after a struggle topped out. I dogged the remainder of the route - very frustrating.
Tempest - AltLd dog - 23/Sep/06 with AndyM

chiverstom - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/06 with Jonny

Hidden - Solo O/S - 13/Jul/06

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Jun/06

maresia - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/06 with Frank Ramsden

furry - 2nd - 12/Apr/06

polished to buggery!!! solid 4c crux to a jug on crazy polish!
maybe_si - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/06 with hazel

Direct Variation at top... HVS 5a/b?
mike kann - Lead O/S - 12/Jan/06 with Steve Corner (SC)

thomasadixon - 2nd O/S - 2006

Epic Ebdon - 2nd O/S - 15/May/05 with Molly Thompson

mol - Lead - 15/May/05 with Tim Ebdon

JamesColeman - Lead O/S - 2005 with Alan

Took a fall while reaching to clip the peg in the borehole.
bpmclimb - Lead dog - 24/Jul/04 with Clare

Fat Tim - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/04 with Mark kauntz

Tricky bit right at the top. After much deliberation, I went left.
Paz - Lead O/S - Jan/04 with SN

Either 2003 or 4, perhaps 5!
Richard Hall - Lead O/S - 2003 with Ian Hawkins

Lev - Lead O/S - 28/Jul/02 with Tom Elliot

gimmer - 2001

Boxy - Lead rpt - 15/Jun/00 with Mick

MartinN - 2nd O/S - 06/May/00

Ally Smith - 2000

chrisrogers - Lead O/S - Sep/97 with Steve J

DavidR - 2nd O/S - 18/May/97 with John Marston

chris sm - Lead O/S - 04/Feb/94 with Martin Sime

AndySL - Solo O/S - 1994

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/93 with Chris

leland stamper - Solo rpt - Jul/93

JamieAyres - Lead - Apr/85 with Phil Windall

leland stamper - Lead O/S - 1984 with richard baynes

Hidden - 1981

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
George Frisby, Chris Homewood (Swindon MC)

Voting
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VS4 of 16
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HS0 of 16
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hard 4c0 of 15
4c1 of 15
easy 4c9 of 15
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Style of ascent

Soloed7 of 137 (5.1%)
Lead67 of 137 (48.9%)
Followed40 of 137 (29.2%)
Toproped14 of 137 (10.2%)
Alt Leads2 of 137 (1.5%)
Unknown7 of 137 (5.1%)

'Climbed'40 of 137 (29.2%)
clean O/S79 of 137 (57.7%)
clean β4 of 137 (2.9%)
clean rpt5 of 137 (3.6%)
dogged5 of 137 (3.6%)
dnf4 of 137 (2.9%)