Burning Giraffe* HVS 5a
[Ewan following pitch 2 of 'The Burning Giraffe'., 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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Photo: Ewan following pitch 2 of 'The Burning Giraffe'. © Chris Sansum
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This climb is in 30 logbooks, and on 18 wishlists.

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Oct/15

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Oct/15

ian bryant - Lead - 2015

Great route and a great day out. Went up the first pitch of Karma Sutra after discovering The Perfumed Garden lay in pieces on the floor! Bold route - you have to get into the 'hand traversing with no footholds' frame of mind for some bits of it!
Chris Sansum - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/14 with Ewan Whitmey

Great fun, great exposure, great adventure
Cheese Monkey - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Peter

First pitch collapsed, went up Kama Sutra instead. Led pitches 2 and 5. Great climb, but quite a bit easier and less awkward than I expected it to be. And no in-situ seagulls around...
pheotleyr - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/13 with Ben

ianto - 2013

Led all pitches. A great route, the first pitch of perfume garden was quite hard for 5a (had a rest)then the 60m traversing across GO WALL was super exposed, great position. 3rd pitch of Kangouroo wall was quite sweet too at 5a with a nice position bridging out of the Chimney then the last pitch of King kong was quite easy. Well done Kat for the traversing :o)
Fred_Richard - Lead - 24/Jul/11 with Kat

first major traverse climb. . . brilliant
kat-lyle - 2nd - 24/Jul/11 with fred

Tim led the even number pitches, I led the evens. Hard first few moves of pitch one. Some of the traversing was a bit hairy, especially when I had to to within a few inches of a seagull nest - thought I was going to fall off with that bloody bird attacking me!! Great route though, definitely deserved the star!
iforwms - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Tim

TimPerkin - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/11 with Ifor Williams

AWESOME. This is an out dated style of climb, and all the better for it. How many routes these days have a 60 m traverse above huge overhangs, a proper chimney pitch, insitu seagulls, an epic crux on shit smears but huge jugs, and and 60-70m of air between your legs for the vast majority of the route? Simply epic... star star star plus.
beardy mike - Lead O/S - 16/Apr/11 with Iain Shone

Phil PBC - Lead O/S - 2010

gdb4060 - AltLd - 04/Oct/09 with Will

Led 5a pitch
gripped01 - AltLd O/S - Aug/09 with Alex Tomczynski

Dave Thompson - AltLd O/S - 03/May/09 with Peter Roberts

simonw1 - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/09 with Allan Watson

An Awesome route! Worth three stars for the atmosphere and the positions. Very unusual climbing with pant wetting exposure! We belayed by the pegs on perfumed garden to give good visibility of the crux 2nd pitch. We also finished up the last pitch of kangaroo wall which was a great way to end although a fairly persistent rose bush adds to the character!
al99 - AltLd O/S - 25/Oct/08 with Nick Record

Hidden - AltLd - 25/Oct/08

Bailed due to the attentions of a VERY determined seagull.
bpmclimb - 2nd dnf - 22/Jun/08 with Roger

led pitches 2 and 4. a bit monotonous and cramped but character building. finished in the dark
Dr Caterpillar - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Adam

Worth doing, but not twice,
Circus - AltLd O/S - 16/Feb/08 with Loz

not yet ready for the 2nd half of the traverse pitch 2.... Sanders made it look easy.
Strange little creature - AltLd dnf - 03/Aug/07 with SimonSanders

My Gravity - AltLd β - 30/Jul/06 with Laurence

THE best route I've ever done. Load of variation in climbing, exciting positions and lovely rock. (Simon did the hard bit though :D )
My Gravity - AltLd O/S - 22/Aug/05 with Simon S

attacked by an angry gull
simon kimber - AltLd O/S - 2002 with Mr E. Guest

A brilliant Sunday morning shuffle. My Dads 50th birthday.
alan moore - 2000

mikej - AltLd - 14/Mar/93 with Nick Salmon

ChrisJD - AltLd - 28/Aug/88

Hidden - Lead - 17/Apr/85

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Total votes cast 28
hard E10 of 9
E10 of 9
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VS0 of 9
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hard 5b0 of 9
5b0 of 9
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hard 4c0 of 9
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