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[Topping out., 3 kb]The right-hand side of the slab has sketchy moves at mid-height and little in the way of gear. Overall, it is not much easier than Green Acres. © ROCKFAX

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This climb is in 234 logbooks, and on 5 wishlists.

Jimbo C - 2nd rpt - 24/Aug/14 with Chris, Spiros

D Berry - Solo rpt - 18/Aug/14

al123 - Solo - Aug/14

Deezel65 - Solo O/S - 31/Jul/14 with Cragtyke

cragtyke - Solo - 31/Jul/14

Hidden - 21/Jul/14

Hidden - 21/Jul/14

OliverRoss - Lead O/S - 24/Jun/14 with Craig Osborne

WillDoyle - Solo O/S - 09/Jun/14

dannyboy83 - Solo O/S - 01/Jun/14

Charles Kinniburgh - 2nd - 26/May/14 with Rob Davies

Hidden - May/14

rohai545 - Lead - 19/Apr/14 with Neil Henson

Neil Henson - 2nd - 19/Apr/14 with Krish

Coel Hellier - Lead - 12/Mar/14

Steady but not much in the way of gear 'til the top.
Chris Craggs - 2nd - 21/Feb/14 with Graham Parkes

Hidden - Solo - 15/Nov/13

Accidentally did an easier variation this time....
charley - Lead rpt - 07/Nov/13 with Ange, Kev

Nice climb with nice fairly straightforward moves. Couldn't reach the pocket from the undercut first go so slipped off the bottom but got it clean next go.
valentinesbabe - 2nd dog - 07/Nov/13

Tithe Technique - TR O/S - 07/Nov/13 with Angela Paul, Charley Fell

NickJH - 2nd O/S - 06/Oct/13 with LiamG

One commiting move. Good slab climbing.
mickd - Solo O/S - 06/Jul/13

A bold lead, but the rock is superb.
Jimbo C - Lead O/S - 26/May/13 with Spiros

philboy - Lead - 19/May/13 with matt g

Hidden - Solo rpt - 19/May/13

Duck Egg - Lead O/S - 04/May/13 with Tim Higgins

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Apr/13

Andy Fielding - Solo - 20/Apr/13

I wasn't so happy with the gear, particularly fairly high up on the upper wall... Nerve-wrecking.
masa-alpin - Lead O/S - 03/Mar/13 with Brian Q

Hidden - Lead O/S - 13/Jan/13

chrism225 - Solo O/S - 27/Oct/12

Benn A - Lead RP - 27/Oct/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Oct/12

Hidden - TR O/S - 20/Oct/12

Templeton Adams - TR - 20/Oct/12 with Darren H

Hidden - Lead O/S - 03/Oct/12

sting - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12 with kwaidy

kwaidy - Solo O/S - 29/Sep/12 with sting

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

PieMan - 2nd rpt - 30/Jul/12 with James, Jim

j.buckley87 - Lead O/S - 30/Jul/12

Pretty soft, as nice as its neighbour though.
Ewano - Solo β - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/12

Hidden - TR - 02/Jun/12

Hidden - Lead - 16/May/12

Lovely climb. Straightforward just gearless.
charley - Lead O/S - 12/May/12 with Steve Fletcher

fatbuoybazza - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Mikael

Mikael - Lead - 12/May/12

chumleywarner - 2nd O/S - 12/May/12 with Charley Fell

Soft for grade. Easier than many of the VS 4cs I did on the same day
harold walmsley - Solo O/S - 22/Mar/12

Hidden - Solo O/S - 21/Mar/12

lovely
SGD - Solo - 11/Mar/12 with Tom Relf

spragglerocks - 2nd β - 10/Mar/12 with Nigel M

Hidden - Solo O/S - 29/Feb/12

Mark Collins - Solo O/S - 15/Jan/12 with Neil Henson

mark20 - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/11

nice
al123 - Solo - 02/Oct/11

wolverine - Lead O/S - 24/Sep/11 with Sarah Marks

Hidden - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 20/Aug/11

aretherenoneleft - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/11

Jim Slater - Solo O/S - 14/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 02/Jul/11

ASchwirtz - Lead O/S - 18/Jun/11 with Claire Duffield

Rich Malcolm - 2nd - 10/Jun/11 with Matt Brennan

shouter - 2nd - 14/May/11

colin milton - Lead - 14/May/11 with martin

cragtyke - Lead - 02/May/11 with gareth h, john g

Will_Maxwell - Solo O/S - 21/Apr/11

kitkat78 - Lead β - 19/Apr/11 with Steve C, Graham P

Steve Waters, Mynydd - Lead - 16/Apr/11 with Richard Waltham and Maria Goggin

adam carless - Lead O/S - 09/Apr/11 with dpmuk

dpmUK - 2nd O/S - 09/Apr/11 with Adam Carless

D Berry - Solo rpt - 02/Apr/11

Ram MkiV - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Guy

GuyVG - Solo O/S - 28/Mar/11 with Steve

rich_hw - Solo O/S - 12/Mar/11 with Graeme Hammond, JohnBramwell

Hidden - 2nd β - 08/Feb/11

Hidden - Solo O/S - 22/Jan/11

Alison2 - 2nd - 2011 with matthew154

Hidden - 2011

Jonathan Hall - 2nd - 16/Nov/10 with Rob Middleton

clintos - Solo - 24/Oct/10

John Postlethwaite - Solo O/S - 16/Oct/10 with Big John

john lynch - Solo O/S - 02/Oct/10 with Neil Elmore

D Berry - Solo rpt - 19/Sep/10

rob wmc - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/10 with Alan

Ann S - 2nd - 09/Sep/10 with Chris Tan

joese7en - 2nd O/S - 30/Aug/10

Good, a bit thin.
Ropeboy - Solo - 30/Aug/10 with Bunny

jtree03 - 2nd - 25/Jul/10 with Tony, Elt, Brother Al

Goodstuff - Solo O/S - 19/Jul/10

dashitboarder - 2nd - 11/Jul/10 with Dad

Ketu - 2nd O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Graeme H

in reality no easier than Green Acres next door but not as good
Graeme Hammond - Lead O/S - 28/Jun/10 with Rob

tompilgrem - Lead β - 12/Jun/10 with Dad

Tom lead first- pulled ropes and lead- Toms in much the best style !
bobpilgrem - Lead β - 12/Jun/10 with Bob/Tom

Seconded Jim as I led this last time
PieMan - 2nd rpt - 12/Jun/10 with Jim

highrepute - Solo O/S - 30/May/10

Felt easy on a top rope, must lead next time
tompilgrem - TR - 03/May/10 with Dad

Lovely route- felt straightforward on a top rope- one to lead another time.
bobpilgrem - TR - 03/May/10 with Bob/Tom

My first HVS, and my first proper fall! Completed on the second attempt.
PieMan - Lead dog - 17/Apr/10 with Jim

nathanlee - Solo O/S - 17/Mar/10

rob1 - Lead - 2010

Hidden - Lead O/S - 2010

D Berry - Solo rpt - 04/Oct/09

WendyT - 2nd O/S - 03/Oct/09 with James Marsh

Hidden - 2nd - 20/Sep/09

Alkis - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Chris Aslin

chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with alkis

Alkis - 2nd O/S - 12/Sep/09 with Chris Aslin

chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 12/Sep/09 with alkis

Last done 30 years ago?
Tony Holdsworth - Lead rpt - 23/Aug/09 with Nick Mitchell

Scott Marrison - Lead - 16/Aug/09

gazfellows - Solo - 03/Aug/09

chrisclimber_1986 - Lead O/S - 02/Aug/09 with alkis

bullwinkle - Solo O/S - 23/May/09

cragspud - Lead O/S - 11/May/09 with Wharncliffebabe

Hidden - TR - 05/Apr/09

On Reubens gear
Sankey - Lead - 30/Mar/09 with Reuben

nmwr - Lead O/S - 03/Jan/09 with John Sergeant

Hidden - Solo O/S - 02/Jan/09

JWB - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/09

1st climb of the year!1st HVS!Solo!
jon_gill1 - Solo O/S - 01/Jan/09 with john beardmore

Hidden - 2009

Wayne S - 2009

Hidden - Lead O/S - 18/Oct/08

sce8 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08 with Gemma Fisher

gw66 - Lead O/S - 11/Oct/08

D Berry - Solo rpt - 10/Oct/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 10/Oct/08

Hidden - Solo O/S - 28/Sep/08

First HVS done. Bit of a light touch, but a good climb.
hugh2002 - Lead O/S - 18/Sep/08 with Gem

nathanmanc - Solo O/S - Sep/08 with Ben Lea

IanJackson - 2nd O/S - 01/Jul/08 with Adam1973

Adam1973 - Lead O/S - 01/Jul/08 with IanJackson

D Berry - Solo rpt - 02/Mar/08

Hidden - Lead O/S - 09/Feb/08

D Berry - Solo rpt - 06/Jan/08

daveagriff - Lead - 2008

John Sergeant - Lead - 2008

Wayne S - 2008

aulda - Solo O/S - 04/Nov/07

Chris the Tall - Solo rpt - 21/Oct/07

may aswell of been a solo, as the pendulum potential would of been a deck out almost to the top, was anchored other side of slab.
Milne - TR O/S - 20/Oct/07 with Steve poole

D Berry - Solo rpt - 09/Jun/07

Hidden - Solo O/S - 04/May/07

Hidden - TR - 10/Apr/07

craig matheson - Solo O/S - Apr/07

Hidden - 2007

John Lisle - 2007

Owen W-G - Solo O/S - 12/Nov/06 with Gav

Andy Clarke - Lead O/S - 05/Nov/06 with Rob

D Berry - Solo rpt - 04/Nov/06

Budge - Lead O/S - 03/Aug/06 with Carl Tiivas

D Berry - Solo rpt - 08/Jul/06

MeMeMe - 2nd O/S - 29/Apr/06 with Nick

cem - Solo rpt - 16/Oct/05

D Berry - Solo rpt - 02/Oct/05

D Berry - Solo rpt - 06/Aug/05

D Berry - Solo rpt - 05/Jun/05

Phil West - Lead rpt - 23/Apr/05 with Shaun Walby

D Berry - Solo rpt - 10/Apr/05

Phil West - Solo RP - 19/Mar/05

D Berry - Solo rpt - 19/Mar/05

Hidden - Lead - 14/Nov/04

Cake - 2nd - 14/Nov/04 with Matt

D Berry - Solo rpt - 09/Oct/04

Hidden - 2nd - 21/Aug/04

Whealiebob - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/04 with Stee

BigToe - 2nd - 25/Apr/04 with Whealiebob

D Berry - Solo rpt - 23/Apr/04

D Berry - Lead rpt - 09/Apr/04 with Claire Berry

D Berry - Lead rpt - 25/Oct/03 with Claire Berry

D Berry - Solo rpt - 11/Oct/03

D Berry - Solo rpt - 04/Oct/03

D Berry - Lead rpt - 06/Sep/03 with Claire Berry

Ben1983 - Solo O/S - Sep/03

D Berry - Solo rpt - 12/Jul/03

D Berry - Lead rpt - 31/May/03 with Claire Berry

cem - 2nd - 13/Apr/03 with Liam Mark, Graham Dolman

D Berry - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/03 with Claire Berry

mikej - Lead - 24/Sep/02 with Rick Naylor

Hidden - Lead - Sep/02

Hidden - Solo β - 07/Apr/02

The Pylon King - Lead O/S - 2002

mikej - TR - 11/Dec/01 with Mr Shunt

DerwentDiluted - Solo - 05/Nov/00

Hidden - Lead - Sep/00

Reds - 2nd - 27/Aug/00 with John

Hidden - Solo - 19/Mar/00

tlr - Solo - 2000

GrahamHP - 2000

Hidden - 2000

cragspud - Lead O/S - Jul/99 with Wharncliffebabe

Wharncliffebabe - 2nd O/S - Jul/99 with Cragspud

Hidden - 2nd - 19/Jun/99

SP LP. 1st HVS lead.
Jas66 - Lead rpt - Apr/97

Rog Wilko - 2nd - Oct/96 with ??

babymoac - 2nd - 15/Sep/96 with Chris F, Liz

puddingstone - Lead - 15/Sep/96 with Chris F, Andy

Ropeboy - Solo - 19/Jun/96

Hidden - Solo O/S - 18/Jun/96

John Southworth - Solo O/S - 08/May/95

Hidden - 2nd - 1995

Laramadness - Solo O/S - 30/Apr/94

Ian Archer - TR O/S - 12/Apr/94

Roget - Solo rpt - 04/Oct/92

Tony Little - Solo O/S - 13/May/92 with Chris, Vince, Alan and James

Hidden - Solo - 11/Apr/92

Hidden - Solo - 20/Sep/90

J R R Hartley - Solo - Jun/89

Hidden - Solo - 01/Jan/89

Chris the Tall - Solo O/S - Jul/88

Iain Thow - Solo - 06/Jun/88

Dave Musgrove - 2nd - 03/Apr/88 with Jim Worthington

Roget - TR O/S - 1988 with jim, jon

Andy Say - Solo - 10/Aug/87

Hidden - Solo - 01/Aug/87

Hidden - Solo - 28/Sep/86

goi.ashmore - Solo O/S - 06/Jun/86

steve prior - Lead O/S - Apr/86 with Paul L

Tom V - 1986

Hidden - Solo - 30/Oct/85

mark-abz - 2nd - 08/Sep/81 with Andy W

Hidden - Solo - 07/Jul/81

Hidden - Solo - 18/Oct/80

Hidden - Solo O/S - Apr/80

Hidden - Solo - 07/Oct/79

Hidden - Solo - 30/Jun/79

Hidden - Solo - 07/Apr/79

Mark Kemball - Solo - 17/Dec/78

rogerskews - 1971

mikej - Solo - 02/May/70 with E

Users with this climb on their wishlist are:
MikeStuart26, Hidden, Steve Waters, Mynydd, paul birch, alimckay

Voting
Total votes cast 109
hard E10 of 40
E10 of 40
easy E11 of 40
hard HVS3 of 40
HVS19 of 40
easy HVS15 of 40
hard VS2 of 40
VS0 of 40
easy VS0 of 40
hard 5b0 of 38
5b0 of 38
easy 5b0 of 38
hard 5a0 of 38
5a17 of 38
easy 5a17 of 38
hard 4c4 of 38
4c0 of 38
easy 4c0 of 38
3 Stars0 of 31
2 Stars8 of 31
1 Star22 of 31
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Style of ascent

Soloed100 of 234 (42.7%)
Lead64 of 234 (27.4%)
Followed45 of 234 (19.2%)
Toproped12 of 234 (5.1%)
Unknown13 of 234 (5.6%)

'Climbed'91 of 234 (38.9%)
clean O/S97 of 234 (41.5%)
clean β7 of 234 (3.0%)
clean rpt35 of 234 (15.0%)
clean RP2 of 234 (0.9%)
dogged2 of 234 (0.9%)