Shelob* HS 4b
[Shelob's Lair
Paviland, 2 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!, Orange Spot Gower, Gower S-HVS *+.

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This climb is in 91 logbooks, and on 3 wishlists.

did this will college set up some gear for the class mates to top rope and prevent a big swing (the fun part)
Tom Twin Jones - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 26/Apr/15

VPJB - 2015

MikeSP - AltLd O/S - 19/Oct/14

Lead both pitches.Grassy slab an unexpected challenge. Cave and through the hole great climbing on good holds. Unfortunately, Kirsten backed off and I had to go down through the hole, retrieve my gear and then take 2 back though the hole on a top rope.
Amber Chaloner - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Kirsten

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

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

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

nige090 - 08/Mar/14

Andrew will wilson - 2014

Hidden - 2014

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/13

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

FrenchOlly - 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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/May/12

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

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

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

cymjt - 2010

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

was HVS 4b when I climbed it
tracyclimber - Lead - 11/Jun/95 with john burnip

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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