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Shelob* HS 4b

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[The cave belay on Shelob, Paviland, 1 kb]Climb the very vegetated slab on the right of the crag to the high cave on the right (Shelob's Cave), before squirming through the blowhole. Belay in cave for full effect!

Ticklists: Through Routes!, Gower S-HVS *+.

Photo: The cave belay on Shelob, Paviland © Simon Caldwell
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 82 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

mattrm - 2nd - 26/Mar/14 with Luke

grubes - Lead O/S - 26/Mar/14 with Matt Fit club

nige090 - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - 2014

chris687 - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Jo Sumner

Jo sumner - AltLd O/S - 30/Nov/13 with Chris Andrews

lead the first pitch, cave section was interesting
Ed Richardson - AltLd O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Ben BIsco

maddy92 - Lead - 17/Mar/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Mar/13

gingernick - 2nd - 13/Jan/13 with Dan the Man

will - Lead O/S - 2013

Hidden - Lead - 05/Dec/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Oct/12

I did the cave. Pretty fun, but its not worth the esoteric adventure to get there! Great exposure and position
partz - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Ed

Led the first pitch, then Matt led the second, first was... vegitated, the second pitch was wide, my hips didnt like it to much, was an alright route.
Matthew Edwards - AltLd O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Matt Everett

I led the cave pitch which was excellent. Napalm is probably required to restore the first pitch to any semblance of rock climbing.
The Ivanator - AltLd O/S - 16/Sep/12 with Rob

done in two pitches, first pitch crock of s***. second pitch absolutly fantastic.
steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Peter Hood

davesperring - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Jamie Greig

What an adventure. i first thought it was the hole up in side the cave but when i got there Seen it was out on the left. had bad rope drag because of this. glad i fit. JUST.... through the hole. great day. the birds are off putting tho...
luke glaister - Lead O/S - 20/May/12 with casey johns

Fun climb. Great positioning. And a very worth while climb.
casey johns - 2nd O/S - 20/May/12 with luke glaister

Hidden - 2nd - 2012

fathobbit - Lead dnf - 10/Sep/11 with james oswald

Amazing exposure, lead Chris out of it after the longest belay of my life.. Good effort to Chris for giving it a go! One of the weirdest routes so far.
James Oswald - Lead - Sep/11 with Chris Mullaney

BALD EAGLE - AltLd - 14/May/11 with Rob Horler

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11

dave657 - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Tim

Tim W - 2nd O/S - 06/Mar/11 with Dave Ripley

Seconded to the cave, led through the hole.
JamieGreig - AltLd O/S - 02/Mar/11 with Charlie O'Reilly, Tom Dudley

tdudley - 2nd rpt - 02/Mar/11 with Charlie O'Reilly, Jamie Greig

jamesh - 2nd - 01/Aug/10

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 18/Apr/10

d_meacher - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Owen Tweedy

Rob84 - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Stu Inchley

cave pitch (2nd) partner back off cave moves
stuart34 - AltLd β - 18/Apr/10 with rob dyer

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Duncan Meacher

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

Alex Thompson - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Dan Lane

quite honestly, not at all pleasurable until the moves in and out of the cave, and i got stuck, no thanks to my partners shoes.
Dan Lane - 2nd O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Alex Thompson

tdudley - Lead O/S - 28/Mar/10 with Tom Webber

Lead P2
Steve Hill - AltLd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with EeFu Thong

3 Names - 2nd - 08/Aug/09 with Sumee Holloway

ChristosXpristos - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09

summo - 2009

2nd pitch only - absail in the cave and then climb up out.
chrisjones199 - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/08 with Eefu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/08

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/08 with Harry Martin

c_s_hawkins - Lead - 21/Jul/06 with Chris D

Cave upwards only
JPM71 - 2nd O/S - Jul/06

matt.woodfield - Lead - 29/May/06

had to take off my jacket to fit. lol
benjih2o - Lead - 27/Jan/06 with daniel bean

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Si Clapham - 2006

chris wyatt - 2006

MikeC59 - Lead - 25/Jun/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/05

mol - Lead - 30/Apr/05 with James Wasiak

Jesse Dufton - Lead - 2005 with Helen Alderson

Hidden - 2nd - 2004

C led pitch 1, I led *the* pitch!
Simon Caldwell - AltLd rpt - 23/Aug/03 with Carmen

lithos - Lead - Aug/03

what a memorable first route
ferdia - AltLd O/S - 08/Sep/02 with Harry Mostyn, Andrew Wielochowski

Simon Caldwell - AltLd O/S - May/00 with Mike

Hidden - Lead rpt - 12/Mar/00

markw - Lead rpt - 01/Mar/00

Great route, especially through the hole in the cave!
markw - Lead O/S - 09/Nov/99

Hidden - AltLd - 28/Jul/99

Spillers - 2nd - Jan/99 with Tom M

Hidden - Lead rpt - 13/May/98

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 17/Jul/97

Hidden - Lead rpt - 19/Jul/95

jim_randell - Lead O/S - 02/Jul/94 with FW

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/94 with Marcus

Hidden - Lead rpt - 16/Apr/94

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 02/May/93

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 04/Apr/93

John Roe - AltLd - Jul/89 with Nige Hughes

nigehughes - AltLd - Jul/89 with John Roe

different !
andrewlegg - Lead β - 1988

wynaptomos - 2nd O/S - Jan/86

gingernick - 2nd - 1986 with Dave Matthews

sniffer - AltLd - 1986 with Paul Thomas

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Voting
Total votes cast 29
hard VS0 of 10
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HS7 of 10
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hard 4c0 of 9
4c0 of 9
easy 4c1 of 9
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Style of ascent

Soloed1 of 82 (1.2%)
Lead39 of 82 (47.6%)
Followed20 of 82 (24.4%)
Alt Leads17 of 82 (20.7%)
Unknown5 of 82 (6.1%)

'Climbed'28 of 82 (34.1%)
clean O/S41 of 82 (50.0%)
clean β2 of 82 (2.4%)
clean rpt10 of 82 (12.2%)
dnf1 of 82 (1.2%)