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Leopard;s Crawl** HVS 5a

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[Leopard Crawl, Dow Crag, HVS+ 5a, 3 kb]No description has been contributed for this climb.

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PUBLIC LOGBOOKS
This climb is in 191 logbooks, and on 10 wishlists.

Led p2.
Luke Jones - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with JR - LMC

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14

Start was a shock to the system. Move into the scoop felt like hard 5a. Gorgeous day today on Dow. P2 was an anti climax.
BigTone - Lead O/S - 13/Sep/14

Graeme Hammond - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/14 with Pete Wimbush

apw - AltLd - 07/Sep/14 with Graham Hammond

Lead P1-quality route.
bobpilgrem - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/14 with Pete

Lee Sheard - AltLd O/S - 03/Sep/14 with kev

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 28/Jul/14

Felt thin for HVS, superb climbing
r_o_b_h2 - AltLd O/S - 28/Jul/14 with Matt Harris

had wanted to do this for ages, bit of an anti climax when I finally got on it. Very nice though.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - Lead - 26/Jul/14 with Kev

redshapedfriday - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/14 with paul horabin

Paul Figg - AltLd - 21/Jun/14 with Rachel Antill, Nick Cement

Led p1.
cem - AltLd rpt - 21/Jun/14 with Dave Amos

Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 21/Jun/14 with Rachel Antill, Paul Figg

Hannes B - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Tom W

Hidden - Lead dnf - 31/May/14

myoung - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Helen

Hidden - Lead O/S - 05/May/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14

joedoherty - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/14 with Will Graham

Hidden - 2014

Peter Metcalfe - Lead - 26/Aug/13 with Rick Graham, Cath Sullivan

nick bamber - Lead O/S - 25/Aug/13 with mike entwistle

Goes very well FOR 5a, easy HVS. Especially after seconding pink panther...
Fred_Richard - AltLd - 27/Jul/13 with bill turner

Mike led P1. I led P2. P1 was even better than I remember it. The fluttering traverse and then the awkward crux move up which feels almost 5b.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - AltLd - 21/Jul/13 with Mike Tempest

Hidden - AltLd - 21/Jul/13

Kev led main pitch. Didn't take a lot of notice of the route but was a nice line.
Lessworkmoreclimbing - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13 with Kev

Nick Clement - Lead O/S - 20/Jul/13 with mandy clement

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/13

Trobbo - AltLd - 20/Jul/13 with martin dale

Me pitch 1.
Rachel Somerville - AltLd O/S - 19/Jul/13 with Cal

Both pitches
leon - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Oli

Hidden - Lead O/S - 07/Jul/13

1st pitch
mrginna - AltLd O/S - 07/Jul/13 with Ben Hiles

Led first pitch this time
Shaw Brown - Lead - 07/Jul/13 with Judith Neaves

P2.
Liam Ingram - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Jamie Sparkes

Lead P1. Couldn't figure out the entry into the groove so went up the line of crimps on the rib above the last runner and stepped right into the groove higher up. Crux is well protected with small cams (yellow c3 or similar) article here: http://bit.ly/1e4eH9A
JamieSparkes - AltLd O/S - 06/Jul/13 with Liam Ingram

Hidden - Lead O/S - 06/Jul/13

darlolad - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/13

Rob Rocket - AltLd O/S - 09/Jun/13 with Scott Young

Em66 - Jun/13 with Mat

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 07/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 18/Nov/12

carl_123 - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Oct/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12

Marq - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with Helen C (LMC)

John did pitch 1
MikeLeeds - AltLd O/S - 22/Sep/12 with John McMahon

MONKEY78 - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Helen Garrett

Hidden - Lead - 03/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/12

shugsan - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/12 with John Nelson

Chris led P1, I led P2. Nice climb.
stuaart - AltLd O/S - 11/Aug/12 with Louise Atkin, Chris Burn

louby - 2nd - 11/Aug/12 with Stuart Reeves, Chris Burn

efrance24234 - Lead O/S - 31/Jul/12

kato'sdad - AltLd - 27/Jul/12 with Laurence ex. KMC

Loved the 1st pitch.
domskezz - Lead O/S - 11/Jun/12 with Laurie

Julesthe1st - AltLd O/S - 02/Jun/12 with Mike

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Jun/12

great rock in a beautiful setting!
Hanky - AltLd β - 27/May/12 with Andy Chorl

Led P1... nice route
markfairbank - AltLd O/S - 26/May/12 with Ray Sharples

HB1 - AltLd O/S - 25/May/12 with ST

Hidden - 09/May/12

Matt Schwarz - 2nd O/S - 30/Mar/12 with Tim Harrison

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Oct/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Oct/11

martrin - Lead - 12/Sep/11 with Sarah Kekus

Hidden - AltLd - 30/Jul/11

John Postlethwaite - AltLd rpt - 30/Jul/11 with liam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Jul/11

tomhull - 2nd rpt - 03/Jul/11 with matt harris

Lead P2
Sam W - AltLd - 04/Jun/11 with Sam Ring, Megan Freeth

Hidden - 2nd - 04/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Jun/11

esther - Lead - May/11

Matthew Robinson - AltLd - 27/Apr/11 with John Nuttall

Hidden - 2nd - 24/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 23/Apr/11

Pitch 2
ollyroberts - AltLd O/S - 23/Apr/11 with Liam

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 22/Apr/11

Hidden - Lead O/S - 22/Apr/11

P1 - Matt; P2 - Me
Stuart William - AltLd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Matt Reynolds

Hidden - 2011

Paul Boggis - AltLd - 2011

Hidden - 2011

P1 excellent. Backed off from 1st belay.
aipattison - Lead dnf - 20/Nov/10 with Alex Yare

Yetiyare - 2nd dnf - 20/Nov/10 with Alex Pattison

Brilliant first pitch and airy second pitch.
simon1965 - AltLd - 09/Oct/10

tim newton - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/10 with misha nepogodiev

tmawer - Lead rpt - 04/Sep/10 with Maz

martrin - AltLd - 04/Sep/10 with Adam Young

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 04/Sep/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 03/Sep/10

I led 5a pitch (1st)
Andrew Wilson - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Mark Fyles

jonnie3430 - AltLd O/S - 15/Aug/10 with El Toro

Pete Graham - 2nd - 30/Jun/10 with Dave Pownall

Pown - Lead O/S - 30/Jun/10

leo first pitch
Tom Phillips - AltLd O/S - 30/Jun/10 with leo

Led crux pitch. Though VERY soft for HVS 5a.
Andy S - AltLd O/S - 26/Jun/10 with Luke

Stumpyham - Lead - 26/Jun/10 with Neil Stabbs

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 20/Jun/10

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/10

First moves are full on, great climb.
Jim Walton - AltLd O/S - 30/May/10 with Steve Pugh

Done as one long pitch
sgl - Lead - 23/May/10 with Humble, Kiwi Steve

Led p2
cem - AltLd rpt - 22/May/10 with Mark O'Neill

Spence22 - Lead O/S - 01/May/10 with Jon

j_turner023 - 2nd O/S - 01/May/10 with Craig spence

John Postlethwaite - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/10 with liam

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/10

Hidden - 2010

craig matheson - 2010

Another nice route on nice rock - Sam's first HVS...went a bit off route on second pitch and traversed left to join Pink Panther - a fun variation - 5b? First pitch also tough for 5a....
Chad123 - Lead O/S - 20/Sep/09 with Emily's Brother Sam

greenroom - AltLd O/S - 30/May/09 with Martin Dyer

Pitch 1 : Me Pitch 2 : Ben
slacky - AltLd O/S - 24/Apr/09 with Ben Abell

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 19/Apr/09 with Alan Walmsley

Brilliant! First pitch is technical, awkward to protect second.
Martin Davies - Lead O/S - 18/Apr/09 with Alex Peace

a13x - 2nd - 18/Apr/09 with Martin Davies

Bart led the 1st (crux) pitch
bullwinkle - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09 with Bart

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Apr/09

Seymore Butt - 2009

Hidden - Lead - 20/Sep/08

lead 1st pitch, gibbered in the scoop
tomhull - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/08 with Piotr J

Chris Wright - AltLd - 25/Jul/08

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 13/Jul/08

An epic ascent due to gale force winds...scuttled off to the calm of Hodge Close Quarry.
Graham Iles - 2nd - 25/May/08 with Neil Cooper

Reasonable gear all the way and no moves harder than 5a. Fine route.
joe larner - Lead O/S - 24/May/08 with Sam

Hidden - 24/May/08

Hidden - AltLd - 11/May/08

Excellent route but certainly top end HVS 5a. Protection on the crux move isn't great but you're unlikely to deck out if you come off at this point.
Conan - Lead O/S - 10/May/08 with Dave Goodman

jadm2 - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Alan

Goody - 2nd O/S - 10/May/08 with Conan Harrod

This was on my 2007 Wish List after I shied away from it in 2005 over concerns about lack of gear on the initial traverse. Overall, I found the climb to be superb and varied. I would say it was hardish for the grade. I thought the crux was approaching 5b and I was almost off. Thankfully, I had managed to wedge a small nut in sideways to protect the move - so I was confident enough to just go for it.
Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/07 with Ann Sanderson

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/07

Dave Kerr - AltLd - 04/Jun/07 with Peter Phillips, Andy Sulivan

Christopher Williamson - May/07

Hidden - Lead O/S - Apr/07

kato'sdad - AltLd - 2007 with Giles Trussel

jim robertson - 2006

Neil Ireson - Lead - 01/Sep/05 with Jane

Hidden - Lead O/S - Aug/05

5a, 4c. Lead second pitch.
PenJD - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/05 with Dave Evans

MONKEY78 - AltLd - 09/Jul/05 with Penny Longstaff

Shaw Brown - AltLd - 02/May/05 with David Jones

Hidden - AltLd - May/05

quality.
GPN - 2nd - May/05 with Jamie Moss

Hidden - AltLd O/S - May/05

John Pickles - AltLd O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Kieran Hodgson/Giles Elliot

Hidden - 2004

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 27/Sep/03

Led p1
cem - AltLd O/S - 24/Aug/03 with Steve D, Graham Dolman

John Marsland - AltLd - 13/Jul/03 with Duncan Irving

2nd picth only, With Ross and abandoned ours
lithos - AltLd O/S - Jun/03

Hidden - AltLd - 2003

whispering nic - AltLd - Aug/02 with The Wife

Hidden - Lead - 13/Jul/02

Hidden - AltLd - 01/Jun/02

steve prior - Lead - May/02 with Roz C

Hard start
arose - AltLd O/S - Mar/02 with Matt Barret

Pete Graham - 2nd - 2002 with Rick Graham

Very disapointing.
Ian Jones - Lead O/S - 2001 with Karen Ghiselli

simon cox - 2000

ArnaudG - 1999

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/98

BenTiffin - Lead - Aug/98 with Gareth Field

butteredfrog - 1998

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/Jun/96

Tim Bateman - AltLd - 22/Jun/96

goi.ashmore - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/95 with Roy Thomas

David Smith - 19/Aug/95 with Martin Akhurst

alkira - AltLd - 21/May/95 with andy owen, graham ettle

bullybones - Lead - 1995

NeilGriffiths - 1994 with Phil Kendon, Paul Tucker

Hidden - AltLd O/S - Jul/92

nige - Lead - Apr/92 with john buckley

Hidden - Lead - 26/Aug/91

babymoac - AltLd - 19/May/90 with MTW

rob.grafton - 30/Sep/89 with Bruce

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Jul/89

mark-abz - AltLd - Jul/89 with Terry ?

PeteCheung - AltLd - 1989 with Pete Butler

Bob - Lead - 10/Aug/87

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hidden - Lead - 1984

Hammy - 05/Aug/83 with Pete Fry

robinsi197 - AltLd - 1980 with Barbara

Paula Hamilton-Gibson - Lead O/S - 1979 with Alan Walmsley

Mark Kemball - Lead - 26/Aug/78 with Sarah Bridge

Hidden - AltLd - 09/May/76

Dave Musgrove - AltLd - 12/Jul/75

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hard 5b0 of 46
5b0 of 46
easy 5b7 of 46
hard 5a13 of 46
5a23 of 46
easy 5a3 of 46
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Style of ascent

Lead54 of 191 (28.3%)
Followed16 of 191 (8.4%)
Alt Leads102 of 191 (53.4%)
Unknown19 of 191 (9.9%)

'Climbed'85 of 191 (44.5%)
clean O/S94 of 191 (49.2%)
clean β1 of 191 (0.5%)
clean rpt8 of 191 (4.2%)
dnf3 of 191 (1.6%)