Brackets HVS 5a
[The Eponymous Brackets., 2 kb]13m. Follow the line of old pipe brackets to the right hand end of the concrete balcony ,the brackets although looking a bit disconcerting are in fact quite sound and make this almost a sport route.

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This climb is in 33 logbooks, and on 1 wishlist.

petegunn - 2nd - 15/Aug/15 with Davina

Hidden - TR - 11/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead - 11/Aug/15

First time at Sandford
thomasmerry - 2nd β - 11/Aug/15 with deepstar

Climbed using carrabiners in the brackets instead of quickdraws, which worked fine.
Neil Rigiani - Lead O/S - 06/Aug/15 with Andy Pollard

smartydh9 - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/15

Gibbo - Lead - 16/Jul/15 with Tom Gibbison

Melonfly - Lead β - 07/Jul/15 with Tom C

Hidden - TR - 18/Jun/15

Hidden - Lead - 31/May/15

my first comment the first time I did this route is class. Can now confirm brackets as a sanford classic ;)
Stanners - 2nd rpt - 31/May/15 with Deepstar, Mark Davis

Hidden - Lead rpt - 31/May/15

VS 4c one star
Urgles - TR rpt - 28/May/15 with Mr Shunt

Hidden - TR - 20/Apr/15

Gear every metre if you want it -- clip the maillons on the brackets, thread nuts behind the brackets, or tie them off with slings! The climbing is quite pleasant.
wurzelinzummerset - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15 with Tom C

Hidden - Lead O/S - 08/Apr/15

Hidden - 2nd - 29/Jun/14

Relatively solid and interesting!HVS ?
leland stamper - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/14 with Deepstar

Hidden - Lead - 10/Jun/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 16/Sep/12

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 16/Sep/12

The climbing is a little different now that Mark has removed several large flakes in the lower section.
Quarryboy - 2nd rpt - 09/Sep/12 with Paul Robertson, James Rich, Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

levered off all the big loose flakes at the start so is all reasonably solid now.
Urgles - TR β - 09/Sep/12 with Mr Shunt

Straight after mark had cleaned it making the lower section much safer. Take lots of quickdraws!
JamesRich - Lead O/S - 09/Sep/12 with Paul Robertson, Guy Percival, Mark Davies, Rob stanfield, Jack Bradbrook

2 stars?!? Would struggle to give it one even without the shocking start. WEIRD Route.
Stanners - 2nd O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Mark Davis, Jack Bradbrook

Absolutely bizarre! To be honest I think this is worth doing just because of the peculiar gear. Be very careful on the first 5 meters however as everything is very loose!
Quarryboy - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11 with Rob Stanfield, Mark Davies

davenev - Solo O/S - 28/Jul/11

Hidden - 2nd - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 03/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/11

Hidden - 2nd - 25/May/11

thomasadixon - Solo O/S - 23/Aug/07

gaz.marshall - Lead O/S - 2006

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