Sinew** HVS 5a
[Before the crux, 3 kb]40m. A fine pitch which is well protected throughout. Ascend the obvious curving crack to a pair of ledges at half height. Twin pegs above the second, leftmost ledge protect a definitive crux. Above this follow a series of ledges rightwards past a dubious-looking but still-attached block well visible from the base of the route. Abseil from the in-situ thread around a small tree.

Ticklists: Orange Spot Lower Wye, Ultimate HVS ticklist.

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This climb is in 274 logbooks, and on 17 wishlists.

WillAndrew - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/15 with Sph144

One hard move to get into the groove after the pegs
catty_9 - 2nd - 20/Sep/15 with Dave Rex, Peter Crowther

Dino Dave - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/15 with Cat Johns, Peter Crowther

Angrypenguin - 2nd dog - 20/Sep/15 with Dave Rex, Cat

Well led by Aidan
Neil Watson - 2nd - 06/Sep/15 with Aidan

Very good, well protected. Easy HVS, poss downgrade to VS.
andrea83 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/15 with Hamish

Long! A good lead by Andrea, not 100% convinced I could have lead this.
Hamish777 - 2nd O/S - 01/Aug/15 with Andrea

Luuuuuke - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/15 with tom

tom0129 - 2nd β - 31/Jul/15 with Luuuuuke

Avon Man - Lead - 30/Jun/15 with Derek

Great route with the bottom half being most sustained (for me at least). Belayers BEWARE there is some loose stuff on this so keep your wits about you and be ready to move out of the way. Thin flakes falling up to 40 m aren't full of promise with regard to potential recovery times.
ChrisWills - Lead O/S - 29/Jun/15 with Dave Baywaters

Mick Riley - 2nd RP - 24/Jun/15 with Dave Simcock

Our first real HVS, and I don't think I could have led it. The first part was really quite pumpy, and a bit tricky when the crack gets too small to get your fingers in. I don't think the crux section after the ledge was actually that hard if it wasn't for having to get gear in the crack - my partner placed a cam and then stepped down for a rest before climbing past it.
treforsouthwell - 2nd O/S - 23/Jun/15

Easy HVS. Very nice.
Stickle Tarn - Lead rpt - 21/Jun/15

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 17/Jun/15

steve_gibbs - 2nd rpt - 11/Jun/15 with Max Coney

Classic HVS with some awesome views behind.
Legs - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/15 with Steve

Ian Stirrups - Lead - Jun/15 with Sue

Great climbing, well protected. Fairly easy moves, I didn't think the crux was too bad.
jsmcfarland - 2nd O/S - 26/May/15 with Steve

alastairbegley - 2nd rpt - 13/May/15 with Andrew Twemlow

twem - Lead O/S - 13/May/15 with Alastair

marsden.d.paul - 2nd O/S - 04/May/15 with Dave Spooner

mes32 - 2nd O/S - 26/Apr/15 with Chris

chrisallan - Lead O/S - 26/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/15

steve_gibbs - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/15 with John Harris

sheelba - 2nd - 12/Apr/15

Oo - 2nd - 11/Apr/15

Hidden - Lead - 10/Apr/15

Excellent climbing and great gear all the way
Tala M - Lead O/S - 05/Apr/15 with Mike Brookes

Tim_C7 - Lead - Apr/15

felixizzy - 2nd O/S - 21/Feb/15 with Bernard

poeter210 - Lead O/S - 18/Jan/15 with argentinian machine

Hidden - Lead rpt - 30/Dec/14

Lowish HVS, possibly just VS. I reckon this is a three star route: strong line, excellent climbing which is sustained to the very top, every bit as good as Questor, and better than Cadillac.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 25/Dec/14 with Clare

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

Awesome climbing, good line, holds and gear. Didnt really feel like there was a crux, more sustained climbing.
Kemics - Lead O/S - 06/Dec/14 with Corin

wilkinscl - 2nd - 06/Dec/14

Solid sustained good line.
rurp - Lead O/S - 02/Dec/14 with bill farmer

Sarah Black - Lead O/S - 30/Nov/14 with Paul Black

mike.moss - Lead O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Kirill Spiridonov

Kirill - 2nd O/S - 04/Oct/14 with Mike Moss

Derek Ryden - Lead O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Andy Forbes

Tim W - Lead O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Cat, Paul Black

ian d f - 2nd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Pete H

markfromstoke - Lead - 07/Sep/14 with Adrian

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Aug/14

Best route of the day, one to come back and lead.
MD - 2nd - 16/Aug/14 with Jo, Ed

Ed led
Happy Wanderer - 2nd O/S - 16/Aug/14 with Ed, Mike D

Very nice route , more sustained than I expected, doesn't ease off after the initial curving crack. Placed 18 runners could have placed a lot more.
eduardo - Lead O/S - 16/Aug/14

felt tired after late night
Dave Mahon - Lead - 13/Aug/14 with Brian Mead

matjam - Lead O/S - 13/Jul/14

Hidden - Lead - 01/Jun/14

Quite long and pumpy though good holds were always within reach.
BStar - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/14 with Jeremy, Angela

AngelaC - 2nd - 01/Jun/14 with Adam, Jeremy

Good climbing
JClimb - Lead O/S - 31/May/14 with Stuart MacLachlin

stujamac - 2nd O/S - 31/May/14 with Jenny Yate

Gareth T - Lead rpt - 25/May/14 with Eulee

andy dunn - 2nd - 21/Apr/14 with J

Sustained climbing with a couple of stiff lay-back sections. Plenty of gear. Some loose blocks. Great route.
Big Lee - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Murilo Lessa

Murilo Lessa - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/14 with Lee Harisson

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

a nice HVS, loads of gear
Dave Mahon - Lead - 12/Apr/14 with Ben Knudson

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 30/Mar/14 with Greg Clarke

gregclarke - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/14 with Brian

Mayaculpa - 2nd - 16/Mar/14 with Peter

Soft, excellent!
pheotleyr - Lead O/S - 16/Mar/14 with Mike

Dizz - Lead O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Simon P

si_pro_83 - 2nd O/S - 15/Mar/14 with Liz

Glad I went for it. Sustained but good holds keep coming if you commit.
AndrewP - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/14 with FelixPeterken

FelixPeterken - 2nd O/S - 10/Mar/14 with Andrew Peterken

steve_gibbs - 2nd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with George Cave

Matt1234 - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14

Great route again.
67hours - Lead O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Steve "d00D" Gibbs

clams - Lead - Mar/14

will_benfold - Lead rpt - 11/Jan/14 with Sarah Woodrow

Ricky Rocks - Lead O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Dan Hobbs

Pintsize - 2nd O/S - 11/Jan/14 with Angus McBride, Will Benfold

jonbwoy - Lead O/S - 2014

craigaj.ace - 2nd - 14/Nov/13 with James

Really enjoyable well protected climbing,
Ian JL - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/13

Stone Muppet - 2nd rpt - 28/Sep/13 with Paz

tedj234 - Lead O/S - 22/Sep/13 with Kate, Harry

Carelessly slipped just above ledge, but managed to land back on ledge without weighting ropes/gear and carry on, so claiming the onsight. Good route, friendly for the grade with heaps of gear opportunities.
The Ivanator - Lead O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Matt

Great route, lots of gear. The tree with the abseil tat on really moves a lot when you abseil. I would strongly recommend you walk off this route.
mattrm - 2nd O/S - 01/Sep/13 with Ivan

Matt77 - Lead O/S - 31/Aug/13 with Jo Finnamore, Amy Death, Tom Riddelsdell, Shane

Great route, interesting all the way.Tons of gear, placed 19 runners! Crux felt at least 5a, although sticking a cam in the best handhold wasn't the smartest thing I could have done. The sticking out block near the top looks scary and I avoided it on the way up, but It's actually as solid as anything at Wyndcliff.
Hooo - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Chris Sieradzki

Beautiful line. Grade is just about. Never too hard but there's lots of technical nice moves.
Chris Sieradzki - 2nd O/S - 25/Aug/13 with Hooo

Stickle Tarn - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/13

Warm up, soon after light rain. good gear, nice climbing.
Dave Mahon - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Matt Jackson

matt.jj - 2nd O/S - 03/Aug/13 with Dave Mahon

leglesslizard - Lead O/S - Aug/13

Dibdawg - 2nd - 20/Jul/13 with Phil Mitchel

This was a real fight, for some reason, but a relatively straight-forward climb: reflecting my overall bad day.
98%monkey - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Al Dibben

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 18/Jul/13

Absolutely excellent! Masses of gear, continuously fun climbing, best route of the day
Cheese Monkey - Lead O/S - 12/Jul/13 with Ian M

Good route. But struggled as it is a long pitch and was knackered by the time we got on this route.
Ian Miller - 2nd dog - 12/Jul/13 with Ben Darby

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jul/13

jcasey2436 - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/13 with Joe birchall

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/13

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

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

crossdressingrodney - Lead O/S - 05/Jun/13 with alex malins

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 27/May/13

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 27/May/13 with Helen S

alastairbegley - Lead O/S - 15/May/13 with Neil Morbey

Phil PBC - AltLd O/S - 06/May/13 with henry castle

lakeyross - 29/Apr/13

Gavdee1 - 2nd - 19/Apr/13

Really nice climbing
Kevster - Lead O/S - 19/Apr/13 with Rob Sc

Anthony Dixon - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/13

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Apr/13

jcook1980 - Lead O/S - 23/Feb/13 with Leo

leohl - 2nd - 23/Feb/13 with Jonathon Cook

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 15/Feb/13 with Ric

bonelessivar - Lead O/S - 15/Feb/13 with Alan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 01/Feb/13

Met two bloke's here wile I was doing a reccey of the cliffs and they offered me to sec this route. So glad I did. Spot on. Thanks guys. I will be back. Tomorrow...;-)
luke glaister - 2nd O/S - 04/Jan/13 with Len Gerrard

Glad you enjoyed it Luke and hope today's lead went well see you round
Len Gerrard - 2nd - 04/Jan/13

Hidden - 2013

Kyuzo - 01/Dec/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 01/Dec/12

Pero - 2nd - 14/Oct/12

Stone Muppet - 2nd rpt - 06/Oct/12 with af

simonf - 2nd O/S - 04/Sep/12 with Simon

Gareth T - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/12 with Amber

Amber Chaloner - 2nd dog - 02/Sep/12 with Gareth Thomas

EllieWoods - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Nick

Nick led. Excellent climb.
Sarah Welsh - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/12 with Nick Donohue, Emma Grant

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Aug/12

nickdonohue - Lead - Aug/12 with Ellie Woods, Emma Grant, Sarah Welsh

RossT - Lead - 30/Jul/12 with Jamie T

cem - Lead O/S - 21/Jul/12 with Steve Gould

Some nice jamming.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/12 with Jamie R, Simon P

Jim Malo - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/12 with Barry

fatbuoybazza - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/12 with jim

Hidden - Lead rpt - 09/Jun/12

WalnutHorse - Lead O/S - 19/May/12

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 05/May/12 with Claire Duffield

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Apr/12

First lead after taking an unpleasant fall so I laced the hell out of it. Excellent climb though
Ybot Htulk - Lead - 15/Apr/12 with Sonya

mikeyg - Lead O/S - 14/Apr/12 with Becky Butcher, Will Twigger

wurzelinzummerset - 2nd - 03/Apr/12 with Dieter

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 23/Mar/12

Very good quality climb.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 02/Feb/12 with Clare

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 28/Jan/12

s.c.white - Lead O/S - 28/Jan/12 with Tim Ashlin

Hidden - 2012

beckybutcher91 - 2nd - 2012 with Will Twigger, Mike Gadd

Lead and 2nd pitch. Left hand crag.
mesmiller - Lead - 2012

Ollie B - Lead O/S - 18/Dec/11 with B.Brewer

Chubbard - 2nd O/S - 20/Nov/11 with Ray, Derek

adam 24 - Lead O/S - 12/Nov/11

Gibbo - Lead - 25/Oct/11 with Ollie Keynes

Some fun crack moves. Not typical of limestone
Nick Russell - Lead O/S - 08/Oct/11

Eike - 2nd - 01/Oct/11 with Tom Blight

brilliant - save a little gear for the last moves!
thomb - Lead O/S - 01/Oct/11 with Eike

Great flowing moves - easier than Fibre?
jamespilgrim - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with RobinL

Really enjoyable route from start to finish. 40m of fun :)
BB1 - 2nd O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Andy Carson

bit lose in places, but otherwise good climbing, especially in the top half
msoldn - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/11 with Sam

mandy - Lead O/S - Sep/11 with bridgette

andy dunn - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/11 with Big Ben, J

Hidden - Lead - 21/Aug/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Jul/11

This is a great route. Absolutely bomber protection all the way and flowing moves. The tree with the ab tat is not particularly solid (whole thing moving down to the base) so we walked off.
Monk - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/11 with Matt Hartgrove

hobbitmat - 2nd - 10/Jul/11 with Monk

Jon Didymus - Lead O/S - 26/Jun/11 with Ra

hotfeet - Lead - 25/Jun/11

waynem1985 - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/11 with Mark, Antony Davies

DL Led. Great climb with a spectacular view from the top. First climb at this crag. Some exciting moves but as much protection as you can carry and an obvious route.
fragglerock - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/11 with Jon Lumb

Superb route.
grumpyoldjanner - 2nd O/S - 16/Jun/11 with Matt 'Bungle' Larkins

evilweed - 2nd O/S - 12/Jun/11 with Dan

Had to bail from the 1/3 height ledge as it was pissing it down :-(
will_benfold - Lead dnf - 11/Jun/11 with Stefanie

_m.cox_ - Lead O/S - 06/May/11 with Jason Williams

Goose4 - Lead O/S - 01/May/11 with Jamie Townsend

This is a gem of a climb in terms of it's length, position and moves. Comparable to equivalents of this type in the Peak. Worth 3 star
neilh - Lead - 30/Apr/11 with Rob Davies

Bomber gear all the way, not one hard move but just steady all the way to the top. Easy for the grade but the situation adds a sense of seriousness
stvredmond - Lead - 12/Feb/11 with Helen Norris

Really good, quite steep but worth the effort.
Helnorris - 2nd - 12/Feb/11 with Steve Redmond

Tim Sparrow - 2011

Hidden - 2011

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

JonBrown - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Amie Horton

Jo Davison - 2nd O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Dougie

dswansonlow - Lead O/S - 13/Nov/10 with Jo Davison

A bit damp. Repeated both this and Fibre today despite having done both only yesterday, as they were just about the only routes dry enough.
bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 02/Nov/10 with Helen S

Hidden - 2nd β - 02/Nov/10

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 01/Nov/10 with James Lane

simonp - Lead O/S - Oct/10 with Annelies Sarrazyn

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Sep/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Sep/10

Brucifer - 2nd - 11/Sep/10 with alan rosier

Becky C - 2nd - 30/Aug/10 with Duncan

hotfeet - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/10 with Keith

Paul Robertson - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/10 with Pylon King

Forgotten how nice this is.
Urgles - 2nd rpt - 22/Aug/10 with Paul Robertson

muttley_109 - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Paul O'Neil, Gary Lewis

Great route. Sustained climbing. Loads of gear on the route. A couple of tough moves, but I mainly struggled due to pump. Used one point of aid.
mattrm - 2nd O/S - 17/Jul/10 with Will Jones

stuart34 - 2nd - 09/Jun/10

stuart34 - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/10 with Stuart Buchan

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jun/10

Alasdair88 - Lead O/S - 22/May/10 with Liz davies

lizzie789 - 2nd O/S - 22/May/10 with Al Franks

mikeshewring - Lead O/S - 15/May/10

Hidden - Lead - 13/May/10

great route! good gear and interesting moves all throughout
saz_b - Lead O/S - 11/May/10 with Stephane

Great route. good length with interesting moves all the way. shed load of rock/hex placements.
Alan100 - Lead - 09/May/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

theotherpetehill - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/10

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

PanzerHanzler - 2nd O/S - 07/Apr/10 with Dan Simmonds, Martin Hore

DaNo123 - 2nd - 07/Apr/10 with martin, Hanzler

Greg Pittam - 2nd O/S - 27/Mar/10 with Raff

Hidden - Lead O/S - 27/Mar/10

Hidden - Lead O/S - 21/Mar/10

irish paul - 2nd - 21/Mar/10 with Dave Ripley

a few hollow sounding holds after the crux, maybe they have deteriorated a bit due to icing this cold winter? nothing too worrying mind.
Stone Muppet - Lead O/S - 02/Mar/10 with jg

This climb is really worth doing!
chris wyatt - Lead O/S - 07/Nov/09 with steve tree

bpmclimb - Lead rpt - 17/Sep/09 with Clare

james.lane - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/09 with Adam

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 22/Aug/09 with Mark Glaister

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 27/Jul/09

Sam W - 2nd - 04/Jul/09 with Tom Bide

a lovely little route
cornishben - 2nd O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Gareth Pratt

DorsetGareth - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/09 with Ben Sutton

joehanks61 - 2nd O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Tom Coulthard

Different Steve - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with Clio

Clee - 2nd - 20/Jun/09 with Steve

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 13/Jun/09 with Joe & Caroline

TimPerkin - Lead O/S - 31/May/09 with Dave Gale

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 26/May/09 with Jamie Ward

jamie ward - 2nd O/S - 26/May/09 with Toby Dunford

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/May/09

gdb4060 - Lead - 05/Apr/09 with Rick Sewards

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/09

Bomber gear all the way. Double peg at crux in good nick.
Owen W-G - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/09 with Rigby

Tomprusk - Lead O/S - 10/Mar/09 with Dad

martinazando - 2nd O/S - 12/Oct/08 with Al Benson

I thought it was pretty tough in places and I almost peeled off passing the pegs!
al99 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Martina Zandonella

lukehodson - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/08 with Sam Smith, Greg Pittam

Wonderful Route! Steady climbing with good protection
Greg Pittam - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/08 with Sam Smith & Luke Hodson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/08

MikeLell - 2nd - 20/Jun/08 with Ian Bryant

Rob84 - AltLd β - 31/May/08 with Andy F

LC - Lead O/S - May/08

just one more - Lead - 26/Apr/08 with Svenn G

DannyK - 2nd O/S - 16/Apr/08 with pep

bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 17/Mar/08 with Clare

RichardMc - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/07 with Angel Vila, John Evans

Split it into two pitches...shouldn't have really but I got tired!
thomasadixon - Lead O/S - 17/Jun/07 with Christian

Jim Slater - Lead O/S - 21/Apr/07 with Mirek

leigh - 2nd - 14/Apr/07 with Ed

Hidden - Lead - Apr/07

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jan/07

Jason Gotel - Lead O/S - May/06 with Pippa Lansdown

drysori - Lead - Dec/03 with Malcolm

Urgles - Lead O/S - Nov/03 with Ady Short

Hidden - Lead - 11/Oct/03

Hidden - Lead - 30/Jun/02

verticalsport - 2nd - 25/May/02 with Nick

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jan/01

mikej - 2nd - 04/Jun/00 with Nick Salmon

Hard hard hard.
alan moore - 2000

Nigel R Lewis - 2nd - 17/Mar/91 with Gary Lewis

strapless - Lead - Sep/90 with Ju

My guide put it at VS, but my note says 5a at least... borne out
Jelly Mould Surfer - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/90

mikej - Lead - 19/Jul/90 with Keith Edwards

mikej - 2nd - 19/Jun/89 with Robert Smith

ChrisJD - Lead - 23/Aug/88

davemhart - Lead O/S - 1988

sniffer - 2nd - 1988 with Chris Court

tapley - Lead - 04/Jul/87 with Alison Tapley

bullybones - Lead - 1985 with Lurch

Chris Terrey - 2nd - Jan/80 with Mike Quantrell, Mike Morrison

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