Octopus* S 4a
[Loving the slabs!, 3 kb]

Rockfax Description
12m. Climb the centre of the slab until forced into Diagonal Crack to finish. © ROCKFAX

Photo: Loving the slabs! © Commando
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John Brayshaw - Solo rpt - 03/Sep/15

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 26/Aug/15 with Gareth

martintom - 2nd - 23/Aug/15 with Nikki Morrison

freemanTom - Lead - 16/Aug/15 with Nicky

chris skipton - 2nd O/S - 09/Aug/15 with Steve w, John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 09/Aug/15 with Steve Wilson, Chris

stev1e.wilso - 2nd rpt - 09/Aug/15 with John Brayshaw

John Brayshaw - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/15

John Brayshaw - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/15 with Dave Hunter

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/15

Simonpeel - 30/Jul/15

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 25/Jul/15 with Jo Cowley, Pete Corrigan, John Ward

Hidden - 2nd - 25/Jul/15

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 14/Jul/15 with Pete Twist

gladys - Lead - 16/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd - 16/Jun/15

colin milton - Solo - 09/Jun/15

Started slightly right of the topo, but I climbed following the holds and it felt like Severe. Good roure. Most of the excitement at first few meters.
SuperLee1985 - Lead O/S - 25/May/15 with stevie lee

Hidden - Lead - 23/May/15

Slipped off the obvious polished foothold at the start, then did it without.
Jamie Brown - Lead - 17/May/15 with Karl Claxton

erica - 2nd - 10/May/15 with John

John Brayshaw - Lead rpt - 10/May/15 with Erica

Jono_LS16 - Solo O/S - 10/May/15

Leleanor93 - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15 with Benedict Powrie

dmoir - Solo O/S - 18/Apr/15 with James Gray, Lauren Davies

poigol5043 - Lead - 09/Apr/15 with Goodstuff

John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Phil

Phil Mercer - 2nd rpt - 05/Apr/15 with John Brayshaw

jonnysims - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Gwen, Mike Conlon

Nomadguru - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/15 with Jonny Sims, Mike Conlon

Neil Pacey - Lead rpt - 21/Feb/15 with Tanya Savage

Too optimistic - cold and windy, hands froze as soon as got on rock. Not climbed for months either so felt hard. One route only.
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 21/Feb/15 with Neil Pacey

RKirke - Solo O/S - 05/Dec/14 with Dan (Norwich), Niels, Alex T

Alex the Alex - Solo - 24/Nov/14

Stroppy - Solo O/S - 23/Nov/14 with Alex Thomson

Hidden - TR O/S - 15/Nov/14

arose - Solo - 05/Nov/14

ferdia - Solo O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Andy

Jenni Myers - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/14

peteJ23 - Lead O/S - 27/Sep/14 with Jenni Myers

bobpilgrem - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Tom

tompilgrem - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Dad

Hidden - Sep/14

RiPomc - Lead - 23/Aug/14 with Julie Cooke

David Walker - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with John Stibbard

JCookie - 2nd - 23/Aug/14 with Richard Plater

paulerussell - 2nd O/S - 23/Aug/14 with John Stibbard

SomeClimbingGuy - Lead - 16/Aug/14

Very bold for Severe, I'd bump it up to HS. Lovely and balancy for the first half and just a shame it finishes up diagonal crack...I'm sure it could have been made more interesting with a different finish.
valentinesbabe - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Kevin Tithe

Tithe Technique - Lead O/S - 26/Jul/14 with Angela Paul

tanssop - 2nd - 14/Jul/14 with Andy

Lisa Stocks - 2nd - 09/Jul/14 with Stuart Coupe

robman - Solo O/S - 29/Jun/14

Wizzy - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/14

NorthernClamberer - 2nd β - 29/Apr/14 with Steve, Dick

Alternative finish
erica - 2nd - 29/Apr/14 with Chris

chris skipton - Lead - 29/Apr/14 with erica

Andysomething - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Bruce Perry

Luke Jones - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/14 with Luke Bibbey

RalphC - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Rob, Caroline

wnlwy - Lead - 15/Mar/14 with Jayne Cole

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/14

mikestr555 - Lead - 15/Dec/13

chipdidychip - TR O/S - 26/Sep/13 with Joe Jarosz

Clemmo - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/13 with Nia

Hidden - Lead - 05/Sep/13

Hidden - Sep/13

Danny Crump - Solo - 16/Aug/13

Martin Bagshaw - Solo O/S - 16/Aug/13

erica - Lead dnf - 30/Jul/13 with Phil

Unknownbiker - Lead - 30/Jul/13 with CMC

Phil Mercer - 2nd - 30/Jul/13

matt.thornton123 - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Will mcevoy

The more obvious foot placements lower down were worn smooth. Fun climbing though
lordyosch - 2nd - 15/Jul/13 with steve wilson

stev1e.wilso - Lead - 15/Jul/13 with Jay Russell

talldick - Lead - 12/Jul/13

josh lead
Huffers69 - 2nd - 10/Jul/13

nick ferro - 06/Jul/13

dazwan - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with William Poulter

rbrookes2 - 2nd - 06/Jul/13 with Nick Ferro

Lovely moves including a couple of very committing ones. One section towards the top a little run out. Felt a little hard for the grade.
Commando - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/13 with Shelley Rhodes, Sam Crab

theomoore - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/13

yorkshiresherpa - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Tommaso D'Odorico

tom.dodo - Lead O/S - 16/Jun/13 with John

Hidden - Solo - 10/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/13

Hidden - Solo O/S - 07/Jun/13

very nice start. protected with a nut first. good smearing
tmelrose - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with becky wilton

lady_radiation - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 26/May/13

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

mky77 - 2nd - 25/May/13

bullybones - Solo - 25/May/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/May/13

michelleaukland - 2nd - 06/May/13 with Daniel de Silva

SteveM - Solo - 13/Apr/13

spragglerocks - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/13 with James Rowe

mcondon - Lead - Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Feb/13

Aimzy - TR O/S - 20/Feb/13 with tunners12

spidermonkey09 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Brad Staniforth

Chris Redding - Solo O/S - 16/Feb/13

Jack93 - Lead O/S - 16/Feb/13 with Lianne Burtonshaw

robertmctague - Solo O/S - 2013

jack_44 - 2013

ralphio - Lead - 20/Oct/12 with Victoria Phillips

Roberdeen1 - 2nd O/S - 20/Oct/12 with Adam Noble

David_Gledson - Solo O/S - 09/Oct/12 with Tom

Hidden - Lead - 07/Oct/12

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/12 with R.L.S, liv_the_div

BeckyPayne - Solo O/S - 21/Jul/12 with David Buchanan

danhedges - Lead - 15/Jul/12 with Sam Hodgson

fulton333 - Lead - 24/Jun/12 with Charlie Edwards

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Jun/12

gingerwolf - Solo O/S - 27/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 24/Apr/12

1poundSOCKS - 2nd - 14/Apr/12

simon1985 - Lead - 25/Mar/12 with Steve Wilson

stev1e.wilso - 2nd - 25/Mar/12 with Simon

cem - Solo O/S - 18/Mar/12

Bottom slab only
R Spisser - Sent O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Gemma Gwynne Stevenson

mikestr555 - Lead - 11/Mar/12

Nathancoward - Lead O/S - 19/Feb/12 with Luca Jandu, Ash Jones

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2012

chose alternate finish
djprepie - 2nd rpt - 23/Oct/11 with John

Hidden - 2nd - 15/Oct/11

Hidden - Lead - 15/Oct/11

mikestr555 - Lead - 29/Aug/11

spitfirerick - Lead - 29/Aug/11

jasonpm - 2nd - 20/Aug/11 with Simon, Chris

RyanC - Solo O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Nick Valente

munch88 - 2nd β - 09/Aug/11 with rob

robblowen - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with Munch

Hidden - Solo O/S - 08/Aug/11

jcurrie93 - Lead - 09/Jul/11 with john brayshaw

PaulHermes - Lead - 03/Jul/11 with Paul VCCC

sjbrook - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11 with Dave Richards, PMC

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/11

Dave Richards - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/11 with sjbrook

Donald Kelly - Lead rpt - 30/Jun/11 with Steve PMC

rockman - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/11 with Tim Edwards

timcedwards - 2nd - 20/Jun/11 with Geoff Mee

andy jennings - Lead O/S - 04/Jun/11 with Momber

alisonk - Lead - 28/May/11 with Martin

al jackson - Solo - May/11

excelent route!
djprepie - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with daisy

susan mc donald - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

R 20 weeks. Technical at VD, I'm sure I should not need ot pebble pinch at VD, about right at Severe.
jimorothy - Lead - 27/Mar/11 with Rachel Crolla

Gerry_Doncaster - 14/Mar/11

Jimbo_28 - 2nd - 14/Mar/11

Mitch1990 - Lead - 01/Mar/11

victim of mathematics - Solo O/S - 03/Jan/11

pratty25 - 27/Nov/10

thetradlad - 2nd O/S - 21/Nov/10 with Tommy Bullock

Rockfax says S4a and I think I agree with this more than the VDiff grading here http://www.rockfax.com/databases/r.php?i=24413
Takacs - Lead - 20/Nov/10 with Ahlam Qattan

Ahlam Qattan - 2nd - 20/Nov/10

RuthC - Lead O/S - 31/Oct/10 with Pete Ellis

petellis - 2nd rpt - 31/Oct/10 with Matt's Bird

Left hand finish
Becky E - Lead O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Graeme Hammond

Graeme Hammond - 2nd O/S - 30/Oct/10 with Becky E

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Oct/10

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10

TRFrost - Solo O/S - 18/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Sep/10

It's V Diff, but not as we know it Jim.
Rog Wilko - Lead - 12/Sep/10 with Debbie Wilkinson

Nigel Bond - Lead - 04/Sep/10 with Stuart Bond

Lumbering Oaf - 2nd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with Andrea Lewis

idiotproof (Buxton MC) - 08/Aug/10

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

pdisney - Lead - 10/Jul/10 with Chris L

Hidden - 2nd - 10/Jul/10

erica - Lead rpt - 02/Jul/10 with Shirley

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/10

Hidden - 2nd - 01/Jul/10

bwestwood - Solo O/S - 04/Jun/10

Vikki Bassek - 2nd O/S - 18/May/10 with Keith Roberts

Eleanor - TR β - 18/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 03/May/10

1918hasti - Solo - 27/Apr/10

phleppy - Solo - 16/Apr/10

Severe in guide book. Slab at start severe but well protected, VD above.
Tanya Savage - Lead - 04/Apr/10 with Neil Pacey

Neil Pacey - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/10 with Tanya Savage

Craig Geddes - Lead O/S - 14/Feb/10 with Ellie Ames

pie_eater_pete - 2010

Joe Miller - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/09 with James Dixon-Gough

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/09

Tough start
jkarran - Lead - 29/Aug/09 with Team

petellis - Lead O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Crispin, charlie, Cleric James Koran, mattyork2

mattyork2 - 2nd O/S - 29/Aug/09 with Pete Ellis

Doing this then eliminates of the same route.
Reaver2k - Solo O/S - 14/Aug/09

erica - Lead rpt - 12/Aug/09 with John

Pete went first, then Mark, then me
Charlie Evans - TR β - 11/Aug/09 with Marc Bromhall, Pete Hansell

Kirk - 2nd - 02/Aug/09 with Skenders

johniebriggs - Solo - Jul/09

LiamAD - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Scott Kent

LiamAD - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/09 with Scott Kent

Mattyk - Solo O/S - 14/Jun/09 with Jo

djprepie - 2nd - 06/Jun/09 with Lee

This seemed stiff for the grade. Maybe I was off route. Maybe it's the Yorkshire grading system.
lucasp - Lead O/S - 25/May/09 with Corky

betamonkey - 2nd O/S - 06/May/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - Lead - 06/May/09 with Rob Nelson

Justin Tracey - Solo - 02/May/09 with Matt Debenham

Hidden - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09

Bennykr - Solo O/S - 26/Apr/09 with Huw

Hidden - Lead - 20/Apr/09

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Apr/09

indigostarlight - 2nd - 18/Apr/09

Hard moves to the break for a Severe!
andybuckley - Lead - 12/Apr/09 with Jo Kirkbride

Hidden - Lead - 21/Mar/09

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Feb/09

pebbles - 2nd - 30/Dec/08 with guido, stuart b

jugglingeek - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Aaron

Jamie Brown - Lead O/S - 05/Oct/08 with Paul Davies

Puma - 2nd - 05/Oct/08 with Jamie Brown

Rich Clague - TR - Oct/08

Donald Kelly - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/08 with Adrian Bridge

Hidden - Solo O/S - 27/Sep/08

Claire S-J - 2nd - Sep/08

liamoloughlin - Solo - 23/Aug/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Aug/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Aug/08

texuspete - Lead - 24/Jul/08 with Brenda Peacock

Neil Pacey - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/08 with Tanya Savage

V diff my arse
Tanya Savage - 2nd - 13/Jul/08 with Neil Pacey

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Jul/08

erica - Lead rpt - 04/Jul/08 with Andy Barton & John

Matthew Coleman - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Lesley

hot day, fell from a slippery sloper - started again from the bottom.
heidavey - Lead dog - 10/May/08 with Susi

Pleased with this lead. Climbed in much better style than when previously seconded
erica - Lead rpt - 29/Apr/08 with Keith

matt thornton - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/08 with david maws

VD?!? It's Severe in Yorkshire Gritstone isn't it? And only that it you can reach the bloody break instead of trying to pull on a pebble :o(.
HC~R - 2nd - 02/Aug/07 with Eagle River

erica - 2nd - 18/Jul/07 with John

Paul's first outdoor routes
KeithW - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/07 with Paul

adamwesthead - Solo O/S - 19/Jun/07 with JBA

Hidden - 2nd - 09/Jun/07

erica - 2nd - 01/Jun/07 with Ed

Hidden - Solo - 20/May/07

erica - 2nd - 25/Aug/06 with John

andrewbooth1000 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/06 with Keira

Hidden - 2nd - 22/Apr/06

rock ape - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/06 with Linzy T

Hidden - Solo O/S - 15/Apr/06

Hidden - Lead - 25/Feb/06

Bennykr - Lead O/S - 2006 with Jill and Dad

Hidden - Lead - 2006

Hidden - Lead - 04/Sep/05

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jun/05

D Berry - Lead O/S - 29/May/05 with Claire Berry

VS4b - 2nd - 2005

with alpine club
moreno - 2nd - 23/May/04

leighjepson - Lead - May/04 with Tim Watkins

Hidden - Solo RP - May/04

Simon Caldwell - 2nd rpt - 10/May/03 with Carmen

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/03 with Debbie Wilkinson

Neil Curtis - Lead O/S - 25/Jan/03 with James Tyson

Hidden - Lead - 2003

Hidden - Solo - 25/Sep/02

Simon Caldwell - 2nd O/S - 2002

snowy owl - 2nd - 17/Feb/01 with Emma Campbell

elegant cheddar - Lead - 21/Nov/00

Hidden - Lead - 16/Jan/00

Lost way a bit, guidebooks differ (With Ian Grimsey) http://www.pardoes.nildram.co.uk/pages/crook799.htm
Steve Pardoe - 2nd - 18/Jul/99 with Youarsey / NWF Posse (uk.rec.climbing)

SimonN - 2nd - 15/Aug/98

rachm2004 - 2nd - 09/May/98 with Simon B

Neil Conway - Lead O/S - 14/Mar/98

OriginalGeckoboy - 1998

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 12/Aug/97

smudge - Solo O/S - 04/May/96

Hidden - Solo - 04/May/96

Hidden - Solo O/S - Jul/95

barney@helmshore - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/95 with mark b

Andy Say - Solo - 26/Mar/94

crater - Solo O/S - 23/Jun/92

tapley - Lead - 20/Apr/92 with Alison Tapley

Chris Ellis - 2nd - 31/Aug/89 with Colin Imrie

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 01/Apr/89

craig h - Solo O/S - 1989

99bolivar - Lead O/S - 1984

Nic Robinson - 1982

Falko - AltLd O/S - 05/May/80 with Al W.

Hammy - Solo - 29/May/79

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 01/Aug/71 with Keith Butler, Andy Wild

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