Hayloft* VS 4c

Rockfax Description
An entertaining series of short pitches, the second being bold and the final pitch a rarity! Start on a high ledge below a crack that leads up to an acute right-trending corner.
1) 11m. Climb the crack and acute corner to a belay on a large ledge.
2) 4b, 10m. A poorly-protected pitch. Follow a shallow crack, just to the left of an arete, to a black blob. Stand on the blob and make a precise step up onto the slab above, which quickly leads to a big ledge and belay.
3) 4a, 10m. Across the gully on the right is a crack. Climb the crack to a ledge and then another short, wide crack to a large ledge and belay on the right.
4) 4c, 10m. Traverse left to an undercut corner and make an awkward move up into a chimney above and slightly right. Squeeze up the chimney to finish. © ROCKFAX

UKC Logbook Description
-, 4c, 4a, 45c

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This climb is in 248 logbooks, and on 6 wishlists.

Egons Issy - AltLd - 03/Oct/15 with Kevin Vans-Colina

Lead 1st two pitches as one, unfortunately chickened out of the bold slab move to easier ground on the right. Seconded the last 2 pitches in one.
Knut - AltLd - 03/Oct/15

Sue led 1&2. Thought P1 was at lest 4a
Ian Stirrups - AltLd O/S - 25/Sep/15 with Sue

Lead 3rd pitch, a bit of every thing in these 4 short pitches
Skinnybloke - AltLd - 18/Sep/15 with clubmanpete

Andrea lead pitches 1 and 2, I did 3 and 4.
Hamish777 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/15 with Andrea

Lead P1 and P2 as one, Hamish lead P3 and P4. Worthwhile.
andrea83 - AltLd O/S - 12/Sep/15 with Hamish

Led pitches 1 and 3
G Weatherley - AltLd O/S - 05/Sep/15 with Ed Walker

Hidden - Lead O/S - 04/Sep/15

cathymiller - AltLd - 31/Aug/15 with Mike Peak

Hidden - Lead - 29/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Aug/15

Hidden - AltLd - Aug/15

in one pitch, nice varied climbing
jackappleby - Lead O/S - 18/Jul/15 with Tomasz

dpalmer1961 - AltLd - 15/Jul/15

Fun climb with varied styles! Led P2, P4.
OllieF - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Chris H

Chris316 - AltLd O/S - 12/Jul/15 with Ollie Footitt

P2 slabby and bold, p3 surprisingly awkward, p4 a bit of a struggle up the final squeeze chimney. Interesting!
Alison Cairns - AltLd O/S - 10/Jul/15 with Andy

Pitch 4 thinking it was the finish of Hayloft Gully, but it did seem hard for a Diff!
John Brayshaw - Lead O/S - 25/Jun/15 with John Ward

Did the 4c and 4b pitches. Thought the first pitch deserved 4a though.
Maywood96 - AltLd O/S - 14/Jun/15 with Chris lucas

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/15

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 13/Jun/15

Linked 1 & 2 and 3 & 4. The 4th was certainly interesting and a bit fluttery. Started the climb at 8pm and was a lovely end to a long day!
chrismadar - Lead O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Kate Harborne

Beautiful evening climb.
kateharborne - 2nd O/S - 10/Jun/15 with Chris Madar

Tom linked the first two pitches, and I linked the second two.
omaskrey - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Tom Williams

twill - AltLd O/S - 07/Jun/15 with Oli Maskrey

Marti999 - Lead O/S - 15/May/15 with Debbie

Chrismaccers - Lead - May/15

Tom Last - 2nd rpt - 30/Apr/15 with Hernan 'Chile' Ibanez

eddyill - 2nd - 22/Mar/15

Hidden - Lead O/S - Mar/15

1st + 3rd lead
lukegorman - AltLd O/S - 2015 with aimee jewit harris

Hidden - AltLd - 29/Dec/14

Shaw Brown - Lead - 19/Oct/14 with Judith Neaves

fulton333 - AltLd - 28/Sep/14

e.sunnyside - AltLd O/S - 28/Sep/14 with Grant

Hidden - AltLd rpt - 05/Sep/14

Hidden - AltLd - 03/Sep/14

Pixie-Andy - AltLd - 26/Aug/14 with Zoe Pickering

With able joss and flori. Beautiful day topping out as the sun set into the ocean. Triple pitch
Sempo - 2nd β - 26/Aug/14 with Abe, Camillo

Slightly wet conditions
Paul423 - Lead O/S - 24/Aug/14

dkd - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14 with Al

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

Hidden - Lead O/S - 19/Aug/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 26/Jul/14

silviac - Lead O/S - 25/Jul/14 with Sam

mdjb - 22/Jul/14

Aimee Louise - AltLd O/S - 20/Jul/14 with lukegorman

Loved this climb - a little bif of everything. Managed to not rest on the rope for once!
practicallypixie - 2nd O/S - 15/Jul/14 with Duncan

stephen ashworth - AltLd - 05/Jul/14 with Jack southward

led p2+4
DredStripe - AltLd O/S - 05/Jul/14

pete lead - me second
surf1nal-kern0w - 22/Jun/14

I led P2 up the slab
sarah hawker - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/14 with bob

I led P2 (bold as per guidebook) and P4 (interesting as per guidebook!) I actually thought all pitches were of a similar grade (although very different) worthwhile climb
neilstubbs - AltLd O/S - 31/May/14 with Stefan Parkin

Hidden - AltLd - 28/May/14

Hidden - 2nd - 17/May/14

Led pitch 1and 2.
Tom Last - AltLd O/S - May/14 with Rich Hudson

Ran first 2 and last 2 pitches together. Ended up with massive rope drag at the end so had to down climb/half lower off and take out one of the cams I had placed on the left
catty_9 - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Colin Hamilton, Viktoria Zekoll

really fun, awkward last pitch, did in 3 pitches running the last 2 together. led 1,3,4
KatOstrich - AltLd - 08/Mar/14 with Sam

abtibbs - Lead O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Patrick

done in two pitches
TDSvejstrup - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with jamie roberts

zcsharp - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/14 with Danish

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Mar/14

Camilla Mapstone - 2nd - Mar/14 with Jonny, Tash

At long. Last I have completed the top section woop woop
clubmanpete - 2014 with surf1nal-kern0w

At long. Last I have completed the top section woop woop
clubmanpete - AltLd - 2014

Poly pocket - 2014

Ribbit - Lead O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Tom

pitches 3 and 4 awkward
whiteexplorer - 2nd O/S - 11/Dec/13 with Dave Piper

davebrox - AltLd O/S - 16/Oct/13

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Sep/13

Graywak - 2nd O/S - 24/Aug/13 with Polly, Merlin

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/13

Led P2 and 4, Geoff led P1 and 3.
Will Gordon - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/13 with Geoff Burton

top two pitches, quite tough!
Webster - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/13

Hidden - Lead - 25/May/13

jfletcher - Solo - 19/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 19/May/13

led first pitch
neiloutdoors - AltLd - 05/May/13

tracyclimber - Lead - 05/May/13 with neiloutdoors

both climbed it with day sacks on.
waydan - 2nd - 04/May/13 with ElSwiftos

Wendy Watthews - 2nd rpt - 31/Mar/13 with rockpool

rockpool - Lead - 31/Mar/13 with wendy mathews

Hidden - Lead O/S - 30/Mar/13

HS on my old guide, now it all make sence. Super bold P2
Fred_Richard - Lead - 24/Sep/12 with Kat

Andrew will wilson - 08/Sep/12

Mayo - Lead O/S - 06/Sep/12

Hidden - AltLd dog - 30/Aug/12

Lead Pitch 1,3,4 and wayne lead pitch 2 (bold as you like) .... wicked multi pitch
robertharris7 - AltLd - 28/Aug/12 with wayne clark

manbat - AltLd O/S - 06/Aug/12 with Zach Lawlor

Hidden - AltLd - 24/Jul/12

Hidden - Lead O/S - 11/Jul/12

Thunderthighsontheloose - 2nd - 11/Jul/12 with Mike Hayes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd - Jul/12

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 28/Jun/12

Felix Ottey - Lead - 05/Jun/12

mark88 - AltLd - 04/Jun/12 with Paul Millen

i led 2nd and 4th pitches
arandall - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with Wendy Matthews

Wendy Watthews - AltLd O/S - 12/May/12 with arandall

tmather - AltLd O/S - 05/May/12 with George King

gingerking - AltLd O/S - May/12 with Tom Mather

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 08/Apr/12

Hidden - 2nd - 08/Apr/12

HarryB - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/12 with Ollie

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/12

me - 2&4 gibson - 1&3 nice runout on the second pitch and the chimley at the top was quite intresteing and a pritty tight squesse :)
Jordon Fleming - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/12 with giblets

JamesGibson - AltLd O/S - 08/Mar/12 with Jordon

Hidden - AltLd - 12/Jan/12

Fred_Richard - 2012 with Kat

wojt - Lead O/S - 2012

avoid shorts and t-shirt unless youu want sore skin as the chimneys and cracks are tight!
Andrew will wilson - 2012

PAJames - 2012

Sean Kelly - Lead - 2012 with Harry Pearce

enjoyed the second pitch. Rest was rather awkward
pffft - AltLd - 21/Sep/11 with Joe Fennell

joe_lancs - AltLd O/S - 21/Sep/11

i_a_coops - AltLd O/S - 07/Sep/11

1st pitch- good, 2nd is a sandbag, 3rd alright so long as you dont get into the cracks, 4th good but hard fitting through the chimney at the top. wouldnt bother climbing it again though
carl_123 - Lead O/S - 02/Sep/11

Really cool. Top pitch is really fun!
Duncan Campbell - Lead O/S - 09/Jul/11 with Jess

Lead P2, found a seagull with eggs on it
FragOcon - AltLd - 25/Jun/11

Hidden - 2nd O/S - 21/Jun/11

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Pricey06 - AltLd O/S - 05/Jun/11

Hidden - Lead rpt - Jun/11

sam.sam.sam.ferguson - AltLd O/S - 30/May/11 with Rich Fox

el_monty - Lead O/S - 30/May/11 with sam ferguson

highfivekrissy - 2nd - 29/May/11 with Pete Myers

shoulders - AltLd - 28/May/11 with dai

Lead 1st and 3rd.
benlawlor85 - AltLd O/S - 15/May/11 with Zach Lawlor

Mat led the first 2 pitches , me the top ones.
peter myers - AltLd - May/11 with Krissy Humble, Matthew Etheridge

Linked all four pitches. Don't!
liamoloughlin - Lead O/S - 27/Apr/11

RichardMc - AltLd - 25/Apr/11 with Tony Williams

Me P1 & P3. Steve P2 & P4.
hellboundblr - AltLd - 24/Apr/11 with Steve P

jtree03 - Lead - 24/Apr/11 with H, dazza

P1 and 2
DaNo123 - AltLd - 23/Apr/11 with ian, STU

stevepotter - AltLd - 22/Apr/11 with Bryan

climbhannahclimb - 2nd - 11/Apr/11

Bouldering8mad - Lead O/S - 10/Apr/11

pudding - AltLd O/S - 06/Apr/11 with mike mason

got stuck with the awkward last pitch but found the 2nd 4b pitch a bit tricky and exposed even seconding, good climbing for vs, need to trust your feet a lot
pudding - AltLd - 04/Apr/11 with mike mason

Hidden - Lead - Apr/11

rockmaverick - 2nd O/S - Apr/11 with Ian Ackerley and Afghanis Dan, Ian Ackerley, Mike Challis, Panzer Hasler, afghanis Dan, Ala Piatkowska, Afghanis Dan + Panzer Hanzler

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 09/Mar/11

Finished off hayloft
paddymitton - Lead - 2011

cornishmackem - 2011

climbed by accident... epic guidebook fail
gingerking - Lead O/S - Dec/10

bonelessivar - AltLd O/S - Nov/10

tom p1 mtself p2 nice climbing cracing weather
culmclimberRob - AltLd - 11/Sep/10 with tom

Hidden - Sep/10

CMCM - Lead O/S - Sep/10

Lumbering Oaf - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Andrea Lewis, Rach Spraggs

Led pitches 2 and 3 as one.
spragglerocks - AltLd O/S - 30/Aug/10 with Andrea Lewis, Matt Box

risby - Lead O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Poppy Wright

Led first (a nice, easyish warm up for the rest of the route) and third pitches. A great route. Loads of variety. Definately fluttery in places. Loved it.
Skinny Rat - AltLd O/S - 28/Aug/10 with Chris Tan

poppystartsfires - 2nd - 28/Aug/10 with dad

chapmand - AltLd - 26/Aug/10 with Guy Wilson

Master Chief - AltLd rpt - 15/Aug/10 with John

arthurbeer - 2nd O/S - 26/Jul/10 with Gareth

Struggled to understand the route, so put an interesting and hard finish to it.
bobbarnes00 - AltLd O/S - 23/Jul/10 with James Budzynski

melonmike - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10 with Jack Metcalfe

Em66 - AltLd - 14/Jun/10 with Mat

Little AndyH - Lead O/S - 14/Jun/10

Rosie Hutchins - 2nd - 13/Jun/10 with Ben Vieyra

Ben Vieyra - Lead - 12/Jun/10

led first two pitch's as one
Joby - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/10 with Joe Doyle

Craig Geddes - Lead O/S - 19/May/10 with Ellie Ames

Hidden - AltLd - 14/May/10

cliffy - AltLd O/S - 18/Apr/10 with Andrew Combes

no pro poo
dready - Lead O/S - 07/Apr/10 with dillwat

Dilwat - 2nd rpt - 07/Apr/10 with Alex, dready

saundera - AltLd - Apr/10 with Zaheer

jld579 - AltLd O/S - 2010

Jake (the boulderer) - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

mtom91 - Lead O/S - 19/Sep/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 25/Aug/09

led 2nd and top pitches.last time i did 1st and 3rd.a great variety of climbing in this route.the delicate toe jam 2nd pitch is brilliant.wld recommend
minexplorer - AltLd - 01/Aug/09 with grant newcombe

Moved together.
d_meacher - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Owen Tweedy

tweedcore - Lead O/S - 19/Jun/09 with Duncan Meacher

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Jun/09

matsavage - Lead O/S - 12/Jun/09

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 02/May/09

steve prior - AltLd - May/09 with Pete R

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 12/Apr/09

Led 3rd and 4th pitches as one. Patrick did the same with 1st and 2nd.
garywong - AltLd O/S - 11/Apr/09 with Patrick Goodwin

Hidden - AltLd - 04/Apr/09

P2 and 4
Dilwat - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09 with SurferStan

Lead P1 and P3
SurferStan - AltLd O/S - 02/Apr/09 with Dilwat

1st and 3rd pitch..was very pleased to do my first vs, as later in the day fell 14ft on my old nemisis Demo route...i will concur her soon
Paragonthewise - AltLd - 2009 with mineexplorer

Dodgy second pitch - big rol led, but not well protected for the grade!
rubben - AltLd O/S - 2009 with roland o'leary

Excellent varied climb involving slab on second pitch, arkward third and a really cramped chinmey on the last one! (So they were the three of the four l lead!)
Chris Homewood (Swindon MC) - AltLd O/S - 23/Aug/08 with Sam Hill

Master Chief - AltLd O/S - 19/Jun/08 with Jeremy

Guidebook description is very confusing. 4th pitch, just head straight up to the chimney, not along the ledges
david morse - AltLd - 10/Jun/08 with chris todd

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 10/Jun/08

Hidden - AltLd - Jun/08

riddle - Lead O/S - 23/Mar/08 with Yasmina

Hidden - 2nd - 23/Mar/08

Went slightly wrong on last pitch???!!!
Master Chief - Lead O/S - 01/Mar/08 with Moe

dewrats - Lead O/S - 2008 with Oli Boyes Chris Barr

Hidden - AltLd - 2008

MikeT - AltLd O/S - Jun/07 with MO

Sidekick - Lead O/S - Jun/07

I led Hayloft Cracks HVS 5a as first pitch and then the 4a pitch
adamscottthomas - AltLd O/S - 06/May/07 with Oliver Mentz

31770 - AltLd O/S - 06/May/07 with adamscottthomas

twodada - Lead O/S - 06/Apr/07 with Rich Barnes

Hidden - AltLd O/S - 17/Mar/07

Ybot Htulk - AltLd - Mar/07 with Dave

drysori - 2007

Hidden - Lead O/S - Sep/06

timharrison - Lead O/S - 20/Aug/06 with Hedley Proctor

Hedley - 2nd dog - 20/Aug/06 with Tim Hammell

AngelaC - AltLd - 31/Jul/06 with Dieter Cole

I led the first three pitches, Dave led the last one. The finish is v.tricky going into and up the chimney. Second pitch is what it says in the guidebook - Bold!
JackMountains - AltLd O/S - 03/Jun/06 with David Hakes

AR - Lead O/S - Apr/06 with Resh

2nd pitch
auld al - Lead O/S - Apr/06

timharrison - Lead O/S - Sep/05

trevor macalonan - Lead dnf - 13/Aug/05 with Tim

Hidden - 29/May/05

MontyH - Lead O/S - 26/May/05 with Pete Frost and Paul Milton

Upgraded to VS from HS. We ran P3&4 together.
bpmclimb - Lead O/S - 21/Aug/04 with Clare

Danhan - 2nd - 14/Jun/03 with Dave W, andybuckley

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jun/03

Urgles - Solo O/S - Jun/03

3c, 4c, 4a, 4c
Neil Curtis - AltLd O/S - 25/May/03 with Glenn Kelly

Hidden - 2003

leonjones - 2nd - 2003 with Steve Wales

Hidden - Lead - 06/May/02

Hidden - Lead O/S - Jul/01

stuart100 - AltLd O/S - 16/Jul/00 with Ian Brown

Raggar - 2nd - 2000

Steveb27 - AltLd - 2000

Hidden - AltLd - 03/May/99

CrashMat Rob - Lead O/S - 02/May/98 with Nicky

koopa - 2nd - Apr/98 with Noisy

I'd give pitch 2 5a.
Rog Wilko - AltLd - Mar/96 with Alan Nuttall

cornishben - Lead O/S - 1996

nigehughes - Lead - Aug/87 with Nick Staroszczuk

andy tetsill - Lead - Jul/86 with Joy

RichardMc - AltLd - 31/Mar/86 with Steve Gould

Nigel Coe - AltLd - 1985 with Chris Bristow, Ian Birch

tapley - Lead - 04/Oct/79 with Alison Tapley

Mark Kemball - Lead - 1978 with Sarah Bridge

Falko - AltLd O/S - 19/Apr/76 with Alan Taylor

Nigel Bond - Lead - 07/Apr/74 with Alan

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Total votes cast 109
hard HVS0 of 40
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easy HVS0 of 40
hard VS6 of 40
VS27 of 40
easy VS4 of 40
hard HS3 of 40
HS0 of 40
easy HS0 of 40
hard 5a0 of 37
5a0 of 37
easy 5a4 of 37
hard 4c6 of 37
4c21 of 37
easy 4c4 of 37
hard 4b2 of 37
4b0 of 37
easy 4b0 of 37
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