Assassin*** HVS 5a
[Assassin (HVS 5a ***) - Jonathan Parton 17/03/2012, 2 kb]The obvious rightward slanting groove rising from the middle of the crag. As the groove peters out, climb twin crack upwards, avoiding the overlaps on the right. Either step left for the original finish, or step rightwards to the top of the crag.

Ticklists: Gower S-HVS *+, Orange Spot Gower, CUMC Ticklist.

Photo: Assassin (HVS 5a ***) - Jonathan Parton 17/03/2012 © Huw Mithan
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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 142 logbooks, and on 20 wishlists.

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Nov/14

very nice climb - but was affected by seepage
evhall - Lead O/S - 23/Nov/14 with Tom P

jamie d - Lead O/S - 21/Sep/14

adam6509 - 2nd - 19/Sep/14

beakerburgess - Lead O/S - 14/Sep/14 with Adam Walker

Pumpy middle section and tricky finish. Good route.
mop449 - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Greg Headley, Sam Carr

Miserable. Got up to the bottom of the start of the climb. Put some good gear in, but just couldn't commit to doing the route. Checked the gear was ok and downclimbed. Then climbed back up to get the gear out and downclimbed again.
mattrm - Lead dnf - 16/Aug/14 with Joe Gallacher

Hidden - 2nd β - 22/Jun/14

ChristyCole - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with David Kilner

dkilner - 2nd - 17/May/14 with Christy Cole

mattc - 2nd O/S - 04/May/14 with sue

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

Hidden - 2014

chris687 - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/13 with Jo Sumner

Roget - Lead O/S - 10/Sep/13 with jim

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Aug/13

rd20 - Lead O/S - 22/Jun/13 with Fiona

Felt hard for HVS, was the end of the day though
alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Andrew Twemlow

twem - Lead dnf - 01/Jun/13 with Alastair

twem - 2nd rpt - 01/Jun/13 with Alastair

dave657 - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Alys

Fiona McFarlane - 2nd O/S - Jun/13 with Robert Dufton

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 05/May/13

Brilliant climbing throughout, worth the hype
partz - Lead O/S - 03/May/13 with Alex Wade

Alex Wade - 2nd O/S - 03/May/13 with Matt Everett

clams - Lead - May/13 with M&D

maddy92 - 2nd - 17/Mar/13

leo-z-g - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Maurice

Awesome climb with a nice bit of layback crack climbing, the crux of which is a nice bit of vegetation growing out of it! Pretty sustained throughout although a couple of little places to catch some of your strength! Highly recommended!
JonParton - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13 with Ellen Heathcote, Huw Mithan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/13

Huw Mithan - 2nd - 17/Mar/13 with Ellen Heathcote, Jonathan Parton

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Nov/12

monsteratt - Lead O/S - 14/Oct/12 with Kate, Max Edwards

kate tarrant - 2nd β - Oct/12

Maxim2023 - 2nd - Oct/12 with Kate Tarrant, monty attwood

Steve Lenartowicz - Lead - 31/Aug/12 with Clare

torsok - 2nd - 26/Aug/12 with Karl

Great route, really varied climbing. It just goes on and on. Seems like the final step left into the steep finishing section doesnt get climbed much as there was a lot of lichen and some of the holds are loose - take care - or step right for what looks like an easier and more popular finish.
UnkArl - Lead O/S - 26/Aug/12 with Rich

haydng - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with RachelG

RMG - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with haydng

Archbishop - 2nd - 28/Jul/12 with Dan Shacklock

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 15/Jul/12

JamieGreig - Lead O/S - 25/May/12 with Dave Sperring

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/12

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

Excellent climb, very challenging. Defiantly got the elvis presely leg shake half way up... which made for an interesting climb.
JBROWN41 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/12 with James Davis

Seymore Butt - 2012

Felt a toughy, very warm and couldnt stop my hands sweating up. Why did i wear that stupid fleece? :D
stvredmond - Lead - 06/Nov/11 with Helen Norris

Helnorris - 2nd - 06/Nov/11 with Steve Redmond

Mr. K - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/11 with James Oswald, Chris Mullaney

fathobbit - 2nd O/S - 11/Sep/11

One of the best HVS's I've done. Felt totally comfortable but it has a sustained middle section. Amazing rock! :)
James Oswald - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with Chris Mullaney, Kyle Wood

L.P Trad HVS,5a Lots of places for medium to large wires.
OERees - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/11

I was assassinated, quickly and efficiently ...only managed about 5m after the steepening, polished holds in crack not as good as expected, didn't trust gear and felt the pump coming on ...so backed off. Need to be fitter before I next try a strenuous HVS lead.
The Ivanator - Lead dnf - 17/Aug/11 with Jez

kim.mulji - 2nd O/S - 02/Jul/11 with Patrick

Hidden - Lead dnf - 08/May/11

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 08/May/11

s.c.white - Lead O/S - 08/May/11 with tim

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

Awsome day out in the sun
gingernick - Lead - 23/Jan/11 with Daryl

steve.warrington - Lead O/S - 08/Jan/11 with Marc Harry

rhysllyw - 2011

johnnyboulton - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/10 with Simon Hills

DafSWMC - 2nd O/S - 30/May/10 with Hash

Giles Davis - 2nd O/S - 25/May/10 with Vince Brown

MorganPreece - Lead O/S - 10/May/10 with Andy Cummings

Dan_Carroll - Lead O/S - 03/May/10 with Tristan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/May/10

JEP - 2nd - 02/May/10

Hidden - 2nd - 18/Apr/10

Alex Thompson - 2nd rpt - 17/Apr/10 with Dan Lane

brilliant route, and quite a lot easier than i was expecting, although it is steeper than it appears from the ground.
Dan Lane - Lead O/S - 17/Apr/10 with Alex Thompson

Audrey @ The Castle - Lead O/S - Apr/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Mar/10

BicepAndrews - Lead O/S - 06/Mar/10 with Caspian Johnson

Hidden - 2nd - 06/Mar/10

cymjt - 2010

mikeshewring - Lead β - 04/Oct/09

Tom_Harding - 2nd O/S - 19/Sep/09

Alex Thompson - 2nd O/S - 06/Sep/09 with Norm Gilman

3 Names - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Sumee Holloway

garywong - Lead O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Gareth Hall

GarethHall - 2nd O/S - 08/Aug/09 with Gary Wong

Nice route! One tough little section, but very well protected and not pumpy if you make best use of bridge positions.
LoopyLou - Lead O/S - Aug/09 with Claire Richardson (NST)

joeurwin - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with alex

AlexD - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with joeurwin

AlexRenshaw - Lead - 20/Jun/09 with Thomas Renshaw

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Apr/09

Lev - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Adrian Ross, Emma Ross

selman - Lead rpt - Nov/08 with Fip Tonkins

awesome climb, beautiful sunny day for the first time in two months
davesimpson - Lead O/S - Sep/08 with Tam (thomas)

Hidden - Lead - 27/Jul/08

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Jul/08

tobydunford - 2nd β - 22/Jul/08 with Harry Martin

gareth scott borthwick - Lead O/S - 27/Feb/08 with harriet brewster and luke mcmullin

stuwelly85 - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/07 with Simon Robinson

simonr - Lead O/S - 06/Oct/07 with Stuart Llewellyn

Hidden - Lead - Sep/07

Abi Chard - Lead O/S - Aug/07 with Ian

Pumpy initial crack- felt tired for rest of climb and was worrying about description of final groove - climb with difficulty - in end no problem
Parkie - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/07 with Neil

matt.woodfield - Lead - 22/May/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 08/Apr/07

givemetea - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/07 with Nick Smith

Hidden - 2nd dnf - 05/Apr/07

willjones - Lead O/S - 2007

chris wyatt - 2007

Tim W - 2nd - 26/Nov/06 with Oli Warren

leerybunny - Lead O/S - 26/Nov/06 with Tim Wilkinson

Bux - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/06 with Paul and Stu

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2006

Si Clapham - 2006

Second attempt
upontop - Lead dnf - Aug/05 with Trevor

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - 2nd O/S - Jul/05

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/05

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - Apr/05 with Ady Short

cornishben - Lead O/S - 2005 with Matt Elphick

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2005

My first lead fall on my own gear,discovered what its all about
upontop - Lead dnf - May/04 with Trevor

shoulders - Lead O/S - 19/Jul/02 with dai

cem - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/00 with John Smith, Gordon Carder

Laramadness - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/00

Rog Wilko - Lead - Apr/00 with Debbie Wilkinson

Spillers - Lead - Nov/99 with Ruth

great climb
dickypips - Lead O/S - 1999 with jeff clapham, john richards

mikej - Lead - 01/Nov/97 with R

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/96 with James Tracey

Hard route; foot stuck in crack, had to take boot off to free it.
tracyclimber - 2nd - 11/Jun/95 with john burnip

gingernick - Lead - 1995 with Adrian Protheroe

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

superb ! good protection, great holds.
andrewlegg - Lead O/S - 19/Mar/93

NeilGriffiths - Lead - 22/Feb/93 with Paul Tucker

gingernick - 2nd - 1992 with Dave Matthews

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/91 with Angel Vila

ChrisJD - Lead - 10/Mar/90

sniffer - 2nd - 1988 with Paul Bruten

nigehughes - Lead - Sep/87 with Chris Hewitt

Jules Lane - Lead O/S - 1987

tapley - 2nd - 23/Sep/85 with John Sumner

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Sep/80

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
K Dawg, Owen W-G, Ropeboy, Alan100, UnkArl, SianR, Days on Rock, The Ivanator, Steve33, groovy_nut, Dan Lane, gareth r, tdudley

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