Dog Lead* HVS 5a
[lithos leads the stupidly hard Dog Lead (HVS 5a ha ha), Simon's Seat, 2 kb]

Rockfax Description
18m. Start along the traverse of Arete Direct but climb through the overhang via the crack. Head up the face slightly rightwards to reach the deep cracks, cross the wall then finish leftwards up a shallower seam. © ROCKFAX

Photo: lithos leads the stupidly hard Dog Lead (HVS 5a ha ha), Simon's Seat © Carmen Elphick
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This climb is in 28 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

The last 2 moves are really hard, I have to go back to study it better.
Cyriaque - 2nd dnf - 22/Jul/14

Unknownbiker - Lead - 29/Jun/14 with Dave Hunter

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

jon3163 - TR O/S - 14/Jun/14

SMThompson1 - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Pete James

pjames87 - 2nd - 17/May/14

Liam Ingram - Lead O/S - 17/May/14 with Alex McMillan, Anne Peale

alexmcmillan - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with Anne Peale, Liam Ingram

annep11 - 2nd O/S - 17/May/14 with alexmcmillan, Liam Ingram

The line is nice and direct (no need to start from the traverse). The finish is the crux and either quite technical or quite reachy.
Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 26/Jul/13 with Paul Farrish

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Jul/13

Metalbear - TR - 07/Jul/13 with TenkoPops, John James McEvoy

Hidden - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/13

Will Hunt - 2nd O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Gareth Uglow

Mowglee - Lead O/S - 01/Jun/13 with Will Hunt

henry peter jenkins - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with robbie jenkins

Climbster - 2nd β - 22/Jul/12 with Ian

Bloke on a Rope - Lead O/S - 22/Jul/12 with Matt

ollyroberts - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/10 with Liz

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 27/Jul/09 with Dave Wynne

David Wynne - 2nd - 27/Jul/09 with Adam Burt

stuckonarock - 2nd - 23/Aug/08 with Matthew

Nice especially if you can reach at the top :)
Mattyk - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with Matt Evans & John Marsham

mje1398 - 2nd O/S - 07/Jun/08 with John M

Simon Caldwell - 2nd dog - 17/Jul/05 with Rob

hard move but well protected. tr firstv to work out where the route went !
lithos - Lead RP - 17/Jul/05 with Simon C

petellis - Lead - 2004

Dave Musgrove - Solo - 1999

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Total votes cast 28
hard E10 of 9
E10 of 9
easy E10 of 9
hard HVS1 of 9
HVS6 of 9
easy HVS2 of 9
hard VS0 of 9
VS0 of 9
easy VS0 of 9
hard 5b0 of 11
5b0 of 11
easy 5b1 of 11
hard 5a1 of 11
5a8 of 11
easy 5a1 of 11
hard 4c0 of 11
4c0 of 11
easy 4c0 of 11
3 Stars0 of 8
2 Stars5 of 8
1 Star3 of 8
0 Stars0 of 8
Bag of .....0 of 8
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