Last Exit to Torquay** HVS 5b
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This climb is in 135 logbooks, and on 8 wishlists.

With Joe and Lill. Thought it was fair E1 but steep limestone not my forte. Took a short rest after trying the first OH wrong. Fantastic line, fantastic gear fantastic climbing. Return trip planned to do this with the first pitch of Gargantua as a sustained OHing E1.
Bob Peters - Lead dog - 18/Jul/15

Excellent climb. Lots of good indoor-idiot proof gear:) Jugs in all the right places to tame the overhangs.Previously seconded Tom Bunn a few years ago.
alice fuller - Lead β - 30/Jun/15 with kafoozalem

dbrooks - AltLd rpt - 06/Jun/15 with gidmord

Lead first pitch
gidmord - AltLd rpt - 06/Jun/15 with Vicky, dbrooks

Hidden - AltLd β - 23/May/15

cheeky - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15 with Graham Westbrook

Graham Westbrook - AltLd O/S - 21/May/15 with Matt Payne

Lead or through. Matt came up on second.
richardashe - Lead O/S - 21/May/15

Lee_Meaden - AltLd - 17/May/15 with Luke Robinson

last climb of the day, greasy,got pumped on crux and had to rest.
Craggyman - 2nd dog - 03/May/15

Jack Porteous - Lead O/S - 18/Mar/15

Probably my most favourite HVS ever!
kennythescot - AltLd O/S - 10/Mar/15 with Luke Robinson

Really fun, looks exciting from the bottom and proves it on the way up, has a wallnut size 5 before the second overhang if anyone wants to pull it out for me?
supersouthward - 06/Mar/15 with Lee Renshaw

darcan - AltLd - 07/Feb/15 with nick

nickstephens - AltLd O/S - 07/Feb/15 with Darcan

Hidden - Lead O/S - 02/Oct/14

Hidden - AltLd dnf - 25/Sep/14

Great line through the stepped overhangs
Mr Tickle - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/14 with Charlotte, RusseyB

Hidden - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/14

Joughton - 2nd O/S - 19/Aug/14

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 31/Jul/14

led the 2nd pitch... amazing climbing, loved it. superior line to gates of eden imo
dbrooks - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with gidmord

gidmord - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with dbrooks

tskelhon - AltLd - 20/Jul/14 with Charlotte

clmacdonald - AltLd - 20/Jul/14 with tskelhon

Ewan Russell - 2nd O/S - 13/Jul/14 with Tom Nichols

Led first pitch, left Ed with the exciting crux in the second pitch.
dmaldonado - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Ed Walker

I took the first pitch, moves are ok gear is really good but man what an intimidating bit of climbing :-) 3 stars!!
Felix Ottey - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/13

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 30/Nov/13

ian d f - Lead O/S - 27/Aug/13 with Pete H

PaulTanton - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Bruce Woodley

Pumpy main pitch! Crux is tough to read
francois - Lead O/S - 16/Jul/13 with Chawn

tobydunford - Lead O/S - 10/Jul/13 with Kirsty Kerr

Got pumped on 5b overhang and sat in. Gutted. Really nice route though - thoroughly enjoyed it. Want to go back and do it clean now!
BelayBunney - Lead dog - 29/Jun/13 with Catherine

Hidden - 2nd dog - 29/Jun/13

Led 2nd pitch
gripped01 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jun/13 with Jim Jarvis

Failed to find any worthy pro for the crux bulge. Had my heel at head height at one point thinking this isn't what HVS usually feel like. Surely E1.
Owen W-G - AltLd O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Preston Matt

Led the first pitch.
Matt77 - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/13 with Owen

Brilliant climb. Immaculate rock with much better moves than Gates.
Jack J Keogan - 2nd O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Ewan Davies

So much fun. Led in one pitch on doubles, no problem with rope drag. 1st overhang harder than 2nd.
ewanthomson - Lead O/S - 15/Apr/13 with Jack J Keogan

Nick Biven - 2013

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Dec/12

Mike lead first pitch of Gargantua then belayed before crux of Gates. Made a mess of first overhang by missing crucial 'undercling'. All went fine once I located the big hold in front of my face...
Motown - AltLd dog - 20/Oct/12 with Mike

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

Kevster - Lead O/S - 13/Oct/12

Second pitch only didn't bother to do the first pitch again.
JamesRich - 2nd O/S - 29/Sep/12 with Mark Davies, Rob stanfield

Epic and Butch!
Stanners - Lead O/S - 29/Sep/12 with James Rich, Mark Davis

P1, not ready to lead P2 yet.
althesin - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Reds, schristophersmith

Reds - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/12 with Althesin, schristophersmith

schristophersmith - 2nd dog - 21/Sep/12 with silas feaver, Ian Redfern

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 15/Sep/12

sweaty and polished.
Dave Rumney - Lead - 01/Sep/12 with Tanya Milner

katherinesydney - 2nd O/S - 28/Jul/12 with bobby gilbert

Hidden - 2nd dog - 28/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - 04/May/12

Hidden - 2nd dog - 04/May/12

a great route! lead it in one long pitch. better than the other HVS and much worthier of the grade. nice moves towards the top using the hand rail on the right-hand wall.
rustaldo - Lead O/S - 01/Apr/12 with Kit Perry

Hidden - 2nd - 31/Mar/12

ferdia - AltLd O/S - 31/Mar/12 with Rozzy

a shiny new peg(large lost arrow) has been placed by someone a bit lower than you would normally belay at the end of the first pitch.also there is a good condition in situ wire higher up.
misterb - Lead rpt - 25/Mar/12 with charlie

pete87abs - AltLd O/S - 18/Mar/12 with Rosie Crossley

charlie202 - 2nd O/S - 16/Mar/12 with Nick B

i think i need to work on my endurance abit
JackHatton - Lead dog - 12/Feb/12 with kye brooks

JevonJennings - AltLd - 2012

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 2012

Hidden - AltLd - 2012

burto - AltLd O/S - 19/Nov/11 with hertha

Bristoldave - Lead O/S - 22/Oct/11 with CarolineH

Great 2nd pitch on big holds.
domskezz - Lead - 23/Sep/11 with Jamma

BDA - changed - AltLd - Sep/11 with Mark Meardon

Hidden - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 26/Aug/11

Hidden - 2nd dog - 09/Aug/11

just one more - Lead O/S - 09/Aug/11 with tony l

mark schramm - Lead rpt - 05/Aug/11 with tom mason

Motown - AltLd O/S - 03/Aug/11 with Richy

led 1st pitch! Overhangs are cracking!
Richy boy - AltLd - 03/Aug/11 with willowhisp

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 23/May/11

Fultonius - AltLd O/S - 23/May/11 with Burnsie

Ross Barnes - AltLd - 23/May/11 with Mal

Neil Adams - Lead O/S - 23/May/11 with Jim Higgins

jameshiggins - 2nd - 23/May/11 with Neil Adams

jonnie3430 - Lead O/S - 23/May/11 with Carol

Ceridwen - Lead O/S - 22/May/11 with Shona

Sophie Nunn - AltLd O/S - 22/May/11 with Tiff

led p1
TiffTiff - AltLd O/S - 22/May/11 with Sophie

chris ebbutt - AltLd - 03/May/11 with Dave R.

Okecroak - 2nd - 03/May/11 with C. Ebbutt

Hidden - AltLd - 22/Apr/11

May be a harder move than 5b, have to go back and may another go at it.
Frostie - AltLd - 22/Apr/11

brynmays - Lead O/S - 03/Apr/11

brynmays - 2nd rpt - 03/Apr/11

Davebryant - AltLd O/S - Apr/11 with Bryn Mays, Tom Brown

Shona H - 2nd - 2011 with Ceri Hutchinson

Stunningly unfit compared to when I led it!
AJH - 2nd dog - 16/Oct/10 with Rob

P1 & P3 As onsight as it was going to be having just climbed Gates Of Eden which shared the first pitch
andy dunn - AltLd O/S - 26/Sep/10 with J

Hidden - Lead - 02/Aug/10

Toby Dunn - Lead - 24/Jul/10 with Andy Reeve

James Mitchelmore - Lead RP - 13/May/10

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 2010

Steerpike - Lead O/S - 23/Jul/09 with Bish

good value for hvs
misterb - Lead O/S - 20/Jun/09 with sim

nopants - AltLd - 2009 with Thom

dan gibson - Lead O/S - 25/Oct/08 with anna barnes

nopants - AltLd - 2008 with Mike

Dave Searle - Lead O/S - Oct/07

Justin T - Lead rpt - 25/Aug/07 with Wifey

alaan - AltLd O/S - 24/Jul/07 with Rich

richardr - Lead O/S - Jul/07

Justin T - Lead rpt - 17/Jun/07 with Clara

Hidden - 2nd rpt - 25/May/07

Justin T - AltLd rpt - 25/May/07 with Wifey & Martin

Fell on crux the week before, then led clean
AJH - Lead RP - 22/Apr/07 with Crispin

Justin T - Lead rpt - 21/Apr/07 with Wifey

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Apr/07

Rested on rope trying to remove gear.
Justin T - 2nd dog - 18/Apr/07 with Crispin

Rob Kennard - 2007

climber sim - 2007

charlesmfrench - 2nd O/S - 23/May/04 with Ann Fooks, Dave Fooks

Hidden - 2nd - 14/Apr/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/01

Marti999 - Lead - 2000

Mickdenali - Lead O/S - Aug/99 with Mark Harvey

Simon cook - 1994

Hidden - Lead O/S - 25/Apr/92

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 01/Apr/90

ecowaller - 1990

shark - 2nd O/S - 07/Jul/85 with Minky

Hidden - Nov/84

Hidden - Lead O/S - 15/Sep/84

mark-abz - 2nd - 29/Oct/80 with Jerry C

Steve Bell - 1976 with Chris Gibson

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